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Power inverters  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverter Controlled Screw Air Compressor Manufacturers ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Inverter Controlled Screw Air Compressor, Inverter Controlled Screw Air Compressor Manufacturers & Suppliers Directory - Find here Inverter ...

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Resonant snubber inverter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A resonant, snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the main inverter switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter. 14 figs.

Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W. Sr.; Chen, D.; Scudiere, M.B.; Ott, G.W. Jr.; White, C.P.; McKeever, J.W.

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant snubber inverter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN); Young, Sr., Robert W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Chen, Daoshen (Knoxville, TN); Scudiere, Matthew B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ott, Jr., George W. (Knoxville, TN); White, Clifford P. (Knoxville, TN); McKeever, John W. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invertible motion blur in video  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We show that motion blur in successive video frames is invertible even if the point-spread function (PSF) due to motion smear in a single photo is non-invertible. Blurred photos exhibit nulls (zeros) in the frequency transform of the PSF, leading to ... Keywords: PSF, PSF estimation, computational photography, invertibility, motion deblurring

Amit Agrawal; Yi Xu; Ramesh Raskar

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Inverter | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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High efficiency inverter and ballast circuits  

SciTech Connect

A high efficiency push-pull inverter circuit employing a pair of relatively high power switching transistors is described. The switching on and off of the transistors is precisely controlled to minimize power losses due to common-mode conduction or due to transient conditions that occur in the process of turning a transistor on or off. Two current feed-back transformers are employed in the transistor base drives; one being saturable for providing a positive feedback, and the other being non-saturable for providing a subtractive feedback.

Nilssen, O.K.

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Gemini Synchronous Inverter  

SciTech Connect

The Gemini Synchronous inverter is a solid state device that, when interposed between a variable-voltage DC power source and an AC power grid, converts the DC to AC at standard line voltages and frequencies. If more power is available from the DC source than is required by the load, the excess flows into the power grid. If less power is available than is required by the load the difference is provided by the power grid in the normal fashion.

Meyer, H.

1976-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverters Unlimited Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Unlimited Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Inverters Unlimited Inc Place New York Zip 12205 Sector Solar Product US-based manufacturer of solar inverters. References...

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A new current source GTO inverter with sinusoidal output voltage and current  

SciTech Connect

A new current source inverter with sinusoidal output voltage and current is presented. Gate turn-off thyristors (GTO's) and pulsewidth modulation (PWM) control techniques are used in the current source inverter to produce the sinusoidal output voltage and current. Three capacitors are connected to the ac output terminals to absorb overvoltages which occur when the GTO current is cut off and to provide a filter function for reducing harmonics in the output current. Voltage spikes, which have been a serious problem in the practical application of this inverter, are suppressed by adding gate pulses which force the inverter into a state of shoot-through. Moreover, this inverter permits the capacitance of an ac output terminal capacitor for absorbing overvoltages to be reduced to one-tenth or less of that of a commutating capacitor in a conventional thyristor type current source inverter. A 3.7-kW induction motor is driven by the inverter. The motor efficiency and noise level are measured and compared with those obtained when the motor is driven by a conventional voltage source PWM inverter. An operating efficiency five or six percent higher and noise level 10 dB lower are obtained for the former. Therefore, this current source GTO inverter is very suitable for ac motor variable speed drives.

Hombu, M.; Matsuda, Y.; Ueda, A.; Ueda, S.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turn Hoang Nguyen  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Synthesis of polycyclic natural products Synthesis of polycyclic natural products by Turn Hoang Nguyen A dissertation submitted to the graduate faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Major: Organic Chemistry Program of Study Committee: George A. Kraus (Major Professor) Richard C. Larock Valerie V. Sheares-Ashby Jacob W. Petrich Earl G. Hammond Iowa State University Arnes, Iowa 2003 .. 1 1 . Graduate College Iowa State University This is to certify that the doctoral dissertation of Tuan Hoang Nguyen has met the requirements of Iowa State University Major Professor For the Major Program ... 111 r5+7 3534 DEDICATION To myparents, for all their sacr$ces i V TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I. Synthesis of the Bicyclic Core of Hyperforin and

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Lattice Calibration with Turn-By-Turn BPM Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Turn-by-turn beam position monitor (BPM) data from multiple BPMs are fitted with a tracking code to calibrate magnet strengths in a manner similar to the well known LOCO code. Simulation shows that this turn-by-turn method can be a quick and efficient way for optics calibration. The method is applicable to both linacs and ring accelerators. Experimental results for a section of the SPEAR3 ring is also shown.

Huang, Xiaobiao; /SLAC; Sebek, James; /SLAC

2012-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverted Metamorphic Multijunction (IMM) Cell Processing Instructions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This technical report details the processing schedule used to fabricate Inverted Metamorphic Multijunction (IMM) concentrator solar cells at The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These devices are used as experimental test structures to support the research at NREL that is focused on increasing the efficiency of photovoltaic power conversion. They are not intended to be devices suitable for deployment in working concentrator systems primarily because of heat sinking issues. The process schedule was developed to be compatible with small sample sizes and to afford relatively rapid turn-around times, in support of research efforts. The report describes the use of electro deposition of gold for both the back and front contacts. Electro-deposition is used because of its rapid turn around time and because it is a benign metallization technique that is seldom responsible for damage to the semiconductors. The layer transfer technique is detailed including the use of a commercially available adhesive and the etching away of the parent gallium arsenide substrate. Photolithography is used to define front contact grids as well as the mesa area of the cell. Finally, the selective wet chemical etchant system is introduced and its use to reveal the back contact is described.

Duda, A.; Ward, S.; Young, M.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork | Department of Energy  

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

Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork, Roseville, California (Fact Sheet), Building America...

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Advanced Modular Inverter Technology Development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Adam Szczepanek

2006-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Modular Inverter Technology Development  

SciTech Connect

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

Adam Szczepanek

2006-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Update on SIC-Based Inverter Technology  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar powered automatic turn-on control (spa-toc) unit and method  

SciTech Connect

Orderly control of power applied by a photovoltaic solar panel d.c. source to a load is attained despite varying long and short term solar conditions by coupling power from the panel to an inverter in response to the panel voltage exceeding a predetermined level and preventing coupling of power from the panel to the inverter in response to the panel voltage being less than a predetermined level. The switching frequency of the inverter is controlled in response to the panel voltage so that approximately maximum power which the panel is capable of generating is supplied to the inverter for the incident solar energy on the panel at a given temperature. Power is supplied to the inverter by a series switch between the panel and inverter. The switch is activated into a conducting state in response to the panel voltage exceeding a predetermined value. The panel voltage controls the turn-on and turn-off levels of the series switch by a hysteresis effect, provided by connecting a dummy power dissipating load in shunt with the panel while the series switch is cut off. The dummy load has a value causing the panel output voltage to be less than the voltage for maximum panel output power. A similar series switch and hysteresis control is provided for control circuitry for the inverter. The series switch for supplying power to the control circuitry can be activated in response to the same voltage which activates the series switch for the inverter, or in response to a different voltage level.

Baker, R.H.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Study of Inverter Components: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning collectors for solar radiation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for turning a solar collector about the polar axis so that the collector is directed toward the sun as the sun tracks the sky each day. It includes two heat-expansive elements and a shadow plate. In the morning a first expansive element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the second expansive element is shaded by the plate. In the afternoon the second element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the first is shaded by the plate.

Barak, Amitzur Z. (Chicago, IL)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHD plant turn down considerations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The topic of part load operation of the MHD power plant is assessed. Current and future planned MHD research is reviewed in terms of addressing topping and bottoming cycle integration needs. The response of the MHD generator to turn up and down scenarios is reviewed. The concept of turning the MHD power to met changes in plant load is discussed. The need for new ideas and focused research to study MHD plant integration and problems of plant turn down and up is cited. 7 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Lineberry, J.T.; Chapman, J.N.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gate-turn-off thyristors provide new level of power-flow control  

SciTech Connect

The availability of high-power, gate-turn-off (GTO) thyristors has made possible the development of a new class of solid-state devices that promise an unprecedented degree of control over the flow of power in the nation`s network. The first of these, a static compensator known as Statcom, which offers dynamic control over the flow of VArs into, or out of, the network, was unveiled last month at the Tennessee Valley Authority`s (TVA) Sullivan substation in eastern Tennessee. The principal element of the Statcom is a voltage-sourced inverter that converts dc voltage at its input terminals into a 3-phase alternating output voltage. To eliminate the quasi square wave that a single inverter would generate - along with unacceptable harmonics - the Statcom uses many such inverters, appropriately phase-shifted, and combines their outputs through electromagnetic linkages to produce a nearly sinusoidal output waveform. By numerous voltage additions and subtractions, eight inverters used in the Statcom generate a 48-pulse, nearly sinusoidal output waveform. The GTO-based inverters and electronic feedback control give the Statcom a dynamic performance far exceeding that of other reactive power compensators. In fact, the device can transition from full rated capacitive to full-rated VArs in approximately one-quarter cycle. Nominal rating of each inverter is 12.5 MVA. 12 figs.

NONE

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant snubber based soft-switching inverters for electric propulsion drives  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes recently developed soft-switching inverters and proposes two alternative options for electric propulsion drives. The newly developed soft-switching inverter employs an auxiliary switch and a resonant inductor per phase to produce a zero voltage across the main switch so that the main switch can turn on at the zero-voltage condition. Both the auxiliary switch and the resonant inductor are operating at a fractional duty, and thus are small in size as compared to the main inverter circuit components. Operation modes in a complete zero-voltage switching cycle for the single-phase soft-switching inverter are described in detail with graphical explanations. The circuit operation was first verified by a computer simulation and then tested with an 1-kW single-phase and an 100-kW three-phase inverters. Experimental results are presented to show the superior performance in efficiency improvement, EMI reduction, and dv/dt reduction of the proposed soft-switching inverters.

Lai, J.S.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilevel Inverters for Electric Vehicle Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

1998-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for regulating resonant inverters  

SciTech Connect

A technique is provided for direct digital phase control of resonant inverters based on sensing of one or more parameters of the resonant inverter. The resonant inverter control system includes a switching circuit for applying power signals to the resonant inverter and a sensor for sensing one or more parameters of the resonant inverter. The one or more parameters are representative of a phase angle. The resonant inverter control system also includes a comparator for comparing the one or more parameters to a reference value and a digital controller for determining timing of the one or more parameters and for regulating operation of the switching circuit based upon the timing of the one or more parameters.

Stevanovic, Ljubisa Dragoljub (Clifton Park, NY); Zane, Regan Andrew (Superior, CO)

2007-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilevel Inverters for Electric Vehicle Applications  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1998-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Shared inverter residential photovoltaic system concept  

SciTech Connect

A residential photovoltaic system concept involving a number of separate roof-mounted arrays all connected to a single utility-interactive inverter is proposed and analyzed in comparison to systems employing one inverter for each array. The conclusion of significance is that such shared inverter systems offer a costs savings of approximately 10 percent. It is observed that other substantial benefits might derive from a reduction in the number of tie-in points between distributed generators and the electric utility grid.

Kern, E.C.; Solman, F.J.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Inverter Control for Multiple Electric Machines ...  

Wind Energy; Partners (27 ... control for directing multiple inverters with a single ... 57, 62), which may include a three-phase main ...

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Cascade Multilevel Inverters for Utility Applications  

SciTech Connect

Cascade multilevel inverters have been developed by the authors for utility applications. A cascade M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 H- bridges in which each bridge has its own separate dc source. The new inverter: (1) can generate almost sinusoidal waveform voltage while only switching one time per fundamental cycle, (2) can eliminate transformers of multipulse inverters used in conventional utility interfaces and static var compensators, and (3) makes possible direct parallel or series connection to medium- and high-voltage power systems without any transformers. In other words, the cascade inverter is much more efficient and suitable for utility applications than traditional multipulse and pulse width modulation (PWM) inverters. The authors have experimentally demonstrated the superiority of the new inverter for reactive power (var) and harmonic compensation. This paper will summarize features,feasibility, and control schemes of the cascade inverter for utility applications including utility interface of renewable energy, voltage regulation, var compensation, and harmonic filtering in power systems.Analytical, simulated, and experimental results demonstrate the superiority of the new inverters.

Peng, F.Z., McKeever, J.W., Adams, D.J.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnet Coil Shorted Turn Detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Magnet Coil Shorted Turn Detector has been developed to facilitate the location of shorted turns in magnet coils. Finding these shorted turns is necessary to determine failure modes that are a necessary step in developing future production techniques. Up to this point, coils with shorted turns had the insulation burned off without the fault having been located. This disassembly process destroyed any chance of being able to find the fault. In order to maintain a flux balance in a coupled system such as a magnet coil, the current in a shorted turn must be opposed to the incident current. If the direction of the current in each conductor can be measured relative to the incident current, then the exact location of the short can be determined. In this device, an AC voltage is applied to the magnet under test. A small hand held B-dot pickup coil monitors the magnetic field produced by current in the individual magnet conductors. The relative phase of this pickup coil voltage is compared to a reference signal derived from the input current to detect a current reversal as the B-dot pickup coil is swept over the conductors of the coil under test. This technique however, is limited to only those conductors that are accessible to the hand held probe.

Dinkel, J.A.; Biggs, J.E.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invert Effective Thermal Conductivity Calculation  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the temperature-dependent effective thermal conductivities of a repository-emplaced invert steel set and surrounding ballast material. The scope of this calculation analyzes a ballast-material thermal conductivity range of 0.10 to 0.70 W/m {center_dot} K, a transverse beam spacing range of 0.75 to 1.50 meters, and beam compositions of A 516 carbon steel and plain carbon steel. Results from this calculation are intended to support calculations that identify waste package and repository thermal characteristics for Site Recommendation (SR). This calculation was developed by Waste Package Department (WPD) under Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) procedure AP-3.12Q, Revision 1, ICN 0, Calculations.

M.J. Anderson; H.M. Wade; T.L. Mitchell

2000-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Turns 25 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

> About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > DOE Turns 25 DOE Turns 25 October 01, 2002 Washington, DC DOE Turns 25 The Department of Energy marked the 25th anniversary of its...

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Multigrid Solution of the Semigeostrophic Invertibility Relation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In semigeostrophic theory one can recover the balanced wind and mass fields from the potential vorticity by solving a nonlinear elliptic boundary-value problem. This paper describes the efficient solution of this invertibility relation in two ...

Scott R. Fulton

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Inverter For Driving Multiple Electric Machines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electric machine drive (50) has a plurality of inverters (50a, 50b) for controlling respective electric machines (57, 62), which may include a three-phase main traction machine (57) and two-phase accessory machines (62) in a hybrid or electric vehicle. The drive (50) has a common control section (53, 54) for controlling the plurality of inverters (50a, 50b) with only one microelectronic processor (54) for controlling the plurality of inverters (50a, 50b), only one gate driver circuit (53) for controlling conduction of semiconductor switches (S1-S10) in the plurality of inverters (50a, 50b), and also includes a common dc bus (70), a common dc bus filtering capacitor (C1) and a common dc bus voltage sensor (67). The electric machines (57, 62) may be synchronous machines, induction machines, or PM machines and may be operated in a motoring mode or a generating mode.

Su, Gui-Jia [Knoxville, TN; Hsu, John S [Oak Ridge, TN

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters  

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The Million Solar Roofs Initiative has motivated a renewed interest in the development of utility interconnected photovoltaic (UIPV) inverters. Government-sponsored programs (PVMaT, PVBONUS) and competition among utility interconnected inverter manufacturers have stimulated innovations and improved the performance of existing technologies. With this resurgence, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has developed a program to assist industry initiatives to overcome barriers to UIPV inverters. In accordance with newly adopted IEEE 929-2000, the utility interconnected PV inverters are required to cease energizing the utility grid when either a significant disturbance occurs or the utility experiences an interruption in service. Compliance with IEEE 929-2000 is being widely adopted by utilities as a minimum requirement for utility interconnection. This report summarizes work done at the SNL balance-of-systems laboratory to support the development of IEEE 929-2000 and to assist manufacturers in meeting its requirements.

Gonzalez, S.; Bonn, R.H.; Ginn, J.W.

2000-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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'Tuning' Graphene Drums Might Turn Conductors to ...  

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'Tuning' Graphene Drums Might Turn Conductors to Semiconductors. From NIST Tech Beat: June 27, 2012. ...

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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EMPLACEMENT DRIFT INVERT-LOW STEEL EVALUATION  

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

M. E. Taylor and D. H. Tang

2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Controllable and Regulating Inverter | Open Energy Information  

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

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products...

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ARM - VAP Product - 10rlprofmr1turn  

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Data Plot Example 10rlprofmr1turn data plot VAP Output : 10RLPROFMR1TURN Raman LIDAR (RL): water vapor mixing ratio and relative humidity profiles, along with PWV Active...

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

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power flows into the inverter for positive Icd and out from the inverter for negative led. The SVG generates leading reactive power when IC, is positive and lagging reactive...

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Charge Controller and Inverter: for Solar Panel  

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The main purpose of this project is to design an inverter that will enable the inversion of a DC power source, supplied by Photovoltaic (PV) Cells, to an AC power source that will be either used to supply a load or connected directly to the utility grid. ...

Hadaate Ullah; Golam Moktader Nayeem; Mohammad Arif Sobhan Bhuiyan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse width modulation inverter with battery charger  

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An inverter is connected between a source of DC power and a three-phase AC induction motor, and a microprocessor-based circuit controls the inverter using pulse width modulation techniques. In the disclosed method of pulse width modulation, both edges of each pulse of a carrier pulse train are equally modulated by a time proportional to sin [theta], where [theta] is the angular displacement of the pulse center at the motor stator frequency from a fixed reference point on the carrier waveform. The carrier waveform frequency is a multiple of the motor stator frequency. The modulated pulse train is then applied to each of the motor phase inputs with respective phase shifts of 120[degree] at the stator frequency. Switching control commands for electronic switches in the inverter are stored in a random access memory (RAM) and the locations of the RAM are successively read out in a cyclic manner, each bit of a given RAM location controlling a respective phase input of the motor. The DC power source preferably comprises rechargeable batteries and all but one of the electronic switches in the inverter can be disabled, the remaining electronic switch being part of a flyback'' DC-DC converter circuit for recharging the battery. 11 figs.

Slicker, J.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse width modulation inverter with battery charger  

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

Slicker, James M. (Union Lake, MI)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A delta configured auxiliary resonant snubber inverter  

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A delta ({Delta}) configured auxiliary resonant snubber inverter is developed to overcome the voltage floating problem in a wye (Y) configured resonant snubber inverter. The proposed inverter is to connect auxiliary resonant branches between phase outputs to avoid a floating point voltage which may cause over-voltage failure of the auxiliary switches. Each auxiliary branch consists of a resonant inductor and a reverse blocking auxiliary switch. Instead of using an anti-paralleled diode to allow resonant current to flow in the reverse direction, as in the Y-configured version, the resonant branch in the {Delta}-configured version must block the negative voltage, typically done by a series diode. This paper shows single-phase and three-phase versions of {Delta}-configured resonant snubber inverters and describes in detail the operating principle of a single-phase version. The extended three-phase version is proposed with non-adjacent state space vector modulation. For hardware implementation, a single-phase 1-kW unit and a three-phase 100-kW unit were built to prove the concept. Experimental results show the superiority of the proposed topology.

Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W.; Ott, G.W. Jr.; McKeever, J.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Engineering Technology Div.; Peng, F.Z. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Fault Characteristics of Inverter-Based Distributed Energy Resources  

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This report discusses issues and provides solutions for dealing with fault current contributions from inverter-based distributed energy resources.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Right Turn on Red! | Department of Energy  

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Right Turn on Red! Right Turn on Red! Right Turn on Red! August 25, 2011 - 12:05pm Addthis Right Turn on Red is a policy that was enacted in the 1970s to help save drivers fuel and money at the pump. | Energy Department Image | Photo by Hantz Leger Right Turn on Red is a policy that was enacted in the 1970s to help save drivers fuel and money at the pump. | Energy Department Image | Photo by Hantz Leger Dan Leistikow Dan Leistikow Former Director, Office of Public Affairs Last week, as part of our inaugural edition of Plugged In! -- an email newsletter for staff and contractors here at the Energy Department -- I asked readers for more information about the Right Turn on Red policy that was enacted in the 1970s to help save fuel. I'm happy to report that we received several responses from individuals across the Department with more

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Turning Big Data into fast data  

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magazine Latest Issue:April 2013 All Issues submit Turning Big Data into fast data for nuclear weapons simulations at the exascale Solving the roadblock for tomorrow's exascale...

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Inverter control systems in the residential heat pump air conditioner  

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A compressor capacity control with an inverter has been considered from the viewpoint of high energy saving in a refrigerating cycle. However, the system has not been put into practical use because of high initial cost, technical problems of electronic parts, and complexity of system control. In this connection, we developed the new inverter-controlled heat-pump air conditioner by using the latest electronics and refrigeration technology. This paper discusses the trend of energy saving in air conditioners in Japan and the objectives of developing the inverter controlled air conditioner. It also discusses the following items with respect to the inverter controlled air conditioner and the effects of employing an inverter: 1. Inverter for air conditioning; 2. Refrigeration cycle; 3. Air conditioner control with inverter.

Shimma, Y.; Tateuchi, T.; Suglura, H.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decomposition Of Invertible And Conformal Transformations  

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In this article, we give a geometric description for any invertible operator on a finite dimensional inner--product space. With the aid of such a description, we are able to decompose any given conformal transformation as a product of planar rotations, a planar rotation or reflection and a scalar transformation. Also, we are able to conclude that an orthogonal transformation is a product of planar rotations and a planar rotation or a reflection.

Srikanth K. V.; Raj Bhawan Yadav

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverter testing at Sandia National Laboratories  

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Inverters are key building blocks of photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce ac power. The balance of systems (BOS) portion of a PV system can account for up to 50% of the system cost, and its reliable operation is essential for a successful PV system. As part of its BOS program, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) maintains a laboratory wherein accurate electrical measurements of power systems can be made under a variety of conditions. This paper outlines the work that is done in that laboratory.

Ginn, J.W.; Bonn, R.H.; Sittler, G. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Photovoltaic System Components Dept.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Powerpedia Turns Two | Department of Energy  

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Powerpedia Turns Two Powerpedia Turns Two Powerpedia Turns Two January 27, 2012 - 3:15pm Addthis The 500 most viewed pages on Powerpedia, the Energy Department's internal information-sharing website which turned two on January 27, 2011. | Image credit Thomas O'Neill. The 500 most viewed pages on Powerpedia, the Energy Department's internal information-sharing website which turned two on January 27, 2011. | Image credit Thomas O'Neill. Bob Brese Chief Information Officer (Acting) By almost any measure Wikipedia has revolutionized information sharing the world over. Every minute of the day, volunteers are collaborating on more than 20 million articles throughout the site. The Energy Department, inspired by the idea of creating a centralized hub for collaboration and information, launched its own internal wiki -

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ARM - VAP Product - 10rlprofdep1turn  

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rlprofdep1turn rlprofdep1turn Documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) Citation DOI: 10.5439/1027252 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Example 10rlprofdep1turn Data Plot Example 10rlprofdep1turn data plot VAP Output : 10RLPROFDEP1TURN 10-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol depolarization profiles and single layer cloud optical depths from first Turner algorithm Active Dates 1998.03.01 - 2013.12.28 Originating VAP Process Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles : RLPROF Description The primary goal of the Raman Lidar Profiles - Depolarization Ratio (RLPROF_DEP) VAP is to produce linear depolarization ratio profiles. Linear depolarization is defined as the ratio of the cross-polarized return to the

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ARM - VAP Product - 10rlprofbe1turn  

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turn turn Documentation Data Management Facility Plots (Quick Looks) Citation DOI: 10.5439/1027251 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Example 10rlprofbe1turn Data Plot Example 10rlprofbe1turn data plot VAP Output : 10RLPROFBE1TURN Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmos. profiles from RL & AERI+GOES retrievals Active Dates 1998.03.01 - 2004.01.06 Originating VAP Process Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles : RLPROF Measurements The measurements below provided by this product are those considered scientifically relevant. Aerosol optical depth Aerosol scattering Backscatter depolarization ratio Backscattered radiation Cloud base height Liquid water content

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Status and Needs of Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Inverters  

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

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

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status and Needs of Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Inverters  

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

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

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning unwanted carbon dioxide into electricity  

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and use it as a tool to boost electric power. Turning unwanted carbon dioxide into electricity Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov High Resolution Image The...

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The Vertical Turn: Topographies of Metropolitan Modernism  

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superpower of the atomic age, these vertical structures andPan-Romanticism in the Atomic Age” before turning to myand the emergence of the atomic age. 228 Dos Passos, John.

Haacke, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning Grass into Gas for Less  

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stored in plant cellulose, then crops like this switchgrass could be turned into biofuels, rather than using corn or other food crops. Pull up to the pump these days and...

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

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

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Multilevel cascade voltage source inverter with seperate DC sources  

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A multilevel cascade voltage source inverter having separate DC sources is described herein. This inverter is applicable to high voltage, high power applications such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) including static VAR generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting and voltage balancing and fuel cell and photovoltaic utility interface systems. The M-level inverter consists of at least one phase wherein each phase has a plurality of full bridge inverters equipped with an independent DC source. This inverter develops a near sinusoidal approximation voltage waveform with only one switching per cycle as the number of levels, M, is increased. The inverter may have either single-phase or multi-phase embodiments connected in either wye or delta configurations.

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

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilevel cascade voltage source inverter with seperate DC sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multilevel cascade voltage source inverter having separate DC sources is described herein. This inverter is applicable to high voltage, high power applications such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) including static VAR generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting and voltage balancing and fuel cell and photovoltaic utility interface systems. The M-level inverter consists of at least one phase wherein each phase has a plurality of full bridge inverters equipped with an independent DC source. This inverter develops a near sinusoidal approximation voltage waveform with only one switching per cycle as the number of levels, M, is increased. The inverter may have either single-phase or multi-phase embodiments connected in either wye or delta configurations.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Knoxville, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Blacksburg, VA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel multilevel inverter carrier-based PWM method  

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The advent of the transformerless multilevel inverter topology has brought forth various pulsewidth modulation (PWM) schemes as a means to control the switching of the active devices in each of the multiple voltage levels in the inverter. An analysis of how existing multilevel carrier-based PWM affects switch utilization for the different levels of a diode-clamped inverter is conducted. Two novel carrier-based multilevel PWM schemes are presented which help to optimize or balance the switch utilization in multilevel inverters. A 10-kW prototype six-level diode-clamped inverter has been built and controlled with the novel PWM strategies proposed in this paper to act as a voltage-source inverter for a motor drive.

Tolbert, L.M.; Habetler, T.G.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete pulse modulation strategies for high-frequency inverter systems  

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High-performance high-frequency inverter systems for UPS applications represent a demanding application that cannot be easily realized using conventional hard-switched PWM inverter topologies. Adoption of typical soft-switched inverters such as the resonant dc link inverter require the use of discrete pulse modulation strategies. New controller structures are necessary to cope with stringent voltage regulation and distortion constraints in the presence of unbalanced and nonlinear loads. This paper presents a controller that utilizes load current feed-forward strategy with a cost function current regulator to achieve excellent transient performance characteristics. Voltage regulation is ensured using a synchronous frame regulator. Detailed simulation and experimental results verifying the concepts are presented. Although this paper focuses on soft-switching inverters, the control concepts can be applied to conventional hard-switching inverters as well.

Venkataramanan, G. (Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Divan, D.M. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering); Jahns, T.M. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multilevel cascade voltage source inverter with separate DC sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multilevel cascade voltage source inverter having separate DC sources is described herein. This inverter is applicable to high voltage, high power applications such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) including static VAR generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting and voltage balancing and fuel cell and photovoltaic utility interface systems. The M-level inverter consists of at least one phase wherein each phase has a plurality of full bridge inverters equipped with an independent DC source. This inverter develops a near sinusoidal approximation voltage waveform with only one switching per cycle as the number of levels, M, is increased. The inverter may have either single-phase or multi-phase embodiments connected in either wye or delta configurations. 15 figs.

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

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating standby redundant controller to improve voltage source inverter reliability .  

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??This thesis presents a control architecture that achieves operating standby redundancy for a voltage source inverter controller. The system was designed to increase reliability by… (more)

Blevins, Stephen T.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of inverters in grid of the future  

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... SiC-based components Control systems for inverters Better plastics in packaging that lasts more than 10-15 years. Technology ...

2012-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling engine exhaust gas recirculation and vacuum inverter  

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Engine manifold vacuum is inverted by an in-line vacuum inverter which provides a power source for an egr valve actuator for providing desired egr flow in a predetermined range of engine power loading and egr flow is cut off outside the range. The invention utilizes a vacuum inverter employing a pair of spaced diaphragms for controlling an atmospheric air bleed valve to a vacuum chamber powered by manifold vacuum. The diaphragms are spring loaded so as to seek equilibrium positions as vacuum in the chamber varies force. The inverter produces a vacuum output signal which changes inversely with changes in engine manifold vacuum.

Bradshaw, C.E.; Uitvlugt, M.W.

1982-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 SG Peer Review - Smart Inverter Controls and Microgrid Interopera...  

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* On-gridislanding modes * MG Energy Management * Integration of renewables d Multiple smart inverters Flexible test bed Tech transfer MG architecture FY12: 12% Load...

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

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

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2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual Mode Inverter Control Test Verification  

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Permanent Magnet Motors with either sinusoidal back emf (permanent magnet synchronous motor [PMSM]) or trapezoidal back emf (brushless dc motor [BDCM]) do not have the ability to alter the air gap flux density (field weakening). Since the back emf increases with speed, the system must be designed to operate with the voltage obtained at its highest speed. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) has developed a dual mode inverter controller (DMIC) that overcomes this disadvantage. This report summarizes the results of tests to verify its operation. The standard PEEMRC 75 kW hard-switched inverter was modified to implement the field weakening procedure (silicon controlled rectifier enabled phase advance). A 49.5 hp motor rated at 2800 rpm was derated to a base of 400 rpm and 7.5 hp. The load developed by a Kahn Industries hydraulic dynamometer, was measured with a MCRT9-02TS Himmelstein and Company torque meter. At the base conditions a current of 212 amperes produced the 7.5 hp. Tests were run at 400, 1215, and 2424 rpm. In each run, the current was no greater than 214 amperes. The horsepower obtained in the three runs were 7.5, 9.3, and 8.12. These results verified the basic operation of the DMIC in producing a Constant Power Speed Ratios (CPSR) of six.

Bailey, J.M.

2001-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Turns Ten Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013 The next Solar Decathlon event will be held in Irvine, California,

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten | Department of Energy  

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Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten Solar Decathlon Turns Ten September 28, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013

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Adaptable Inverter for Injection of Fuel Cell and Photovoltaic Power  

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important to apply renewable energies and efficient technologies. For power injection of photovoltaic with different energy sources such as photovoltaic, fuel cell and battery. It is possible to adjust active inverter. These inverters for injection of photovoltaic energy are developed only for this purpose

Kulig, Stefan

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Scalable techniques for document identifier assignment in inverted indexes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Web search engines depend on the full-text inverted index data structure. Because the query processing performance is so dependent on the size of the inverted index, a plethora of research has focused on fast end effective techniques for compressing ... Keywords: documentID reassignment, index compression

Shuai Ding; Josh Attenberg; Torsten Suel

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Droop-Controlled Inverters in Microgrids are Kuramoto Oscillators  

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Droop-Controlled Inverters in Microgrids are Kuramoto Oscillators John W. Simpson-Porco Florian D and renewable energy, we study the parallel operation of DC/AC inverters in a lossless microgrid. We show; Electric power systems; Load flow solutions; 1. INTRODUCTION Microgrids appear to be the most natural

Bullo, Francesco

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Phase Locked Loop Control of Inverters in a Microgrid  

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Phase Locked Loop Control of Inverters in a Microgrid Matthew Surprenant Dept of ECE University Venkataramanan Dept of ECE University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA Abstract--Microgrids are small for inverter-based microsources within a mi- crogrid. The general control philosophy within a microgrid

Hiskens, Ian A.

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Results of Sandia National Laboratories grid-tied inverter testing  

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

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

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Dispatch of Photovoltaic Inverters in Residential Distribution Systems  

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- fined limit. The premise for these active power curtailment (APC) strategies is that the resistance method for determining the active- and reactive-power set points for PV inverters in resi- dential. Index Terms--Distribution networks, inverter control, photo- voltaic systems, optimal power flow

Giannakis, Georgios

82

Zero-switching-loss inverters for high-power applications  

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The development of zero-switching-loss inverters has attracted much interest for industrial applications. The resonant dc link inverter (RDCLI) provides a simple and robust approach for realizing switching frequencies >20 kHz in multi-kilowatt systems but impresses substantial voltage stress (-- 2.5 supply voltage) across the devices. Two alternate topologies for realizing zero switching losses in high-power converters are proposed. The actively clamped resonant dc-link inverter (ACRLI) uses the concept of a lossless active clamp to restrict voltage stresses to only 1.3-1.5 supply voltage (V/sub s/) while maintaining a mode of operation similar to the RDCLI. For applications demanding substantially superior spectral performance, the resonant pole inverter (RPI), also called the quasi-resonant current mode inverter (QRCMI), is proposed as a viable topology. Detailed analysis, simulation, and experimental results are presented to verify operation principles of both power converters.

Divan, D.M.; Skibinski, G. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (USA). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning waste into energy beats landfilling  

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Turning waste into energy beats landfilling By Christopher Hume The Hamilton Spectator (Nov 16 it in Europe, "waste-to-energy," this is a technology that is needed. Objections to it are based on information lots, perhaps $300 million. But what Miller and others fail to understand is that energy-to-waste

Columbia University

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Analysis of inverter models and harmonic propagation. Part III. Transient processes in inverter models  

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Part III of a three part study presents the theoretical analysis and the experimental verification of transient processes that arise in the photovoltaic power system during its normal commutational operations. A general description of the transient processes problem and the method of analysis is presented. The transient processes in the inverter model with an inductive filter are analyzed for both the discontinuous and the continuous currents on the dc side of the inverter, and the problem of transient processes due to the change in illumination level is discussed. Transient processes in the inverter model with capacitive filter are analyzed with special emphasis on the process that arises in the photovoltaic power system immediately after the first ignition of the thyristors. The influence of the operating point of the solar cell array on the transient process is discussed. A sequence for optimal operations is recommended. Part I of the study (SAND 7040/1) contains a detailed description of the microcomputer based simulator that represents the output characteristics of the five commercially available types of solar cell arrays under different environmental conditions, and Part II (SAND 7040/2) describes the harmonics in the photovoltaic power system.

Slonim, M.A.; Stanek, E.K.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Analysis of Variable Capacity Heat Pump Systems equipped with a liquid-cooled frequency inverter.  

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?? Using an inverter-driven compressor in variable capacity heat pump systems has a main drawback, which is the extra loss in the inverter. The present… (more)

Ebraheem, Thair

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Comparison of Inverted and Non-Inverted Growths of GaInP Solar Cells: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The inverted growth of III-V solar cells presents some specific challenges that are not present in regular, non-inverted growths. Because the highly doped top contact layer is grown first, followed by the lengthy high-temperature growth of the remainder of the structure, there is ample time for the dopants in the contact layer to diffuse away. This leads to an increase in the contact resistance to the top layer, and a corresponding drop in voltage. The diffusion of dopants in other layers is similarly altered with respect to the non-inverted configuration because of the change in growth sequence. We compare the dopant profiles of inverted and non-inverted structures by using secondary ion mass spectroscopy and correlate the results with the observed performance of the devices. We also describe a technique for growing a GaInAsN contact layer in the inverted configuration and show that it achieves a specific contact resistance comparable to what is normally observed in non-inverted cells.

Steiner, M. A.; Geisz, J. F.; Reedy Jr, R.C.; Kurtz, S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C | Department of Energy  

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Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C September 20, 2010 - 3:00pm Addthis As part of some recent money- and energy-savings improvements I've been making to my home, a couple of weeks ago I installed a ceiling fan in my main living room. Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory As part of some recent money- and energy-savings improvements I've been making to my home, a couple of weeks ago I installed a ceiling fan in my main living room. Part of my research led me to understand how ceiling fans are considered the most effective fans compared among table fans, floor fans, and fans mounted to poles or walls because they effectively circulate the air in a room to create a draft throughout the room.

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Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C | Department of Energy  

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Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C Turning on the Fan and Turning off the A/C September 20, 2010 - 3:00pm Addthis As part of some recent money- and energy-savings improvements I've been making to my home, a couple of weeks ago I installed a ceiling fan in my main living room. Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory As part of some recent money- and energy-savings improvements I've been making to my home, a couple of weeks ago I installed a ceiling fan in my main living room. Part of my research led me to understand how ceiling fans are considered the most effective fans compared among table fans, floor fans, and fans mounted to poles or walls because they effectively circulate the air in a room to create a draft throughout the room.

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Inverter Testing at Sandia National Laboratories* Jerry W. Ginn  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

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

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Optically Isolated HVIGBT Based MW Cascade Inverter Building...  

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High-Voltage, IGBT-Based Inverter for DER Applications Presentation at DOE Energy Storage Systems Research Program Peer Review Washington, DC November 2, 2006 SBIR Phase II Grant...

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Series Resonant Inverter with Contactless Transformers for Multiple LED Lamps.  

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

Cheng, Shuen-Wen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance model for grid-connected photovoltaic inverters.  

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This document provides an empirically based performance model for grid-connected photovoltaic inverters used for system performance (energy) modeling and for continuous monitoring of inverter performance during system operation. The versatility and accuracy of the model were validated for a variety of both residential and commercial size inverters. Default parameters for the model can be obtained from manufacturers specification sheets, and the accuracy of the model can be further refined using measurements from either well-instrumented field measurements in operational systems or using detailed measurements from a recognized testing laboratory. An initial database of inverter performance parameters was developed based on measurements conducted at Sandia National Laboratories and at laboratories supporting the solar programs of the California Energy Commission.

Boyson, William Earl; Galbraith, Gary M.; King, David L.; Gonzalez, Sigifredo

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Triple inverter pierce oscillator circuit suitable for CMOS  

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

Wessendorf; Kurt O. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Characteristics for Interpreting Inverted Echo Sounder (IES) Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Changes in round-trip acoustc travel time (?) measured between a bottom moored inverted echo sounder and the sea surface can be interpreted as changes in dynamic height (D) with suitable calibration information. The ?, D, and isotherm and ...

Zachariah R. Hallock

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Controllable/Regulating Inverter | Open Energy Information  

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

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The Application of Diode-Clamped Cascaded Inverter in the Direct-Driven Wind Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power inverter is widely used in direct-driven variable speed constant frequency (VSVF) wind power system. With the level of wind power jumping from the kilowatt to megawatt, topologies and control of inverter have a corresponding change. Considering ... Keywords: direct-driven wind power, multi-level inverter, diode-clamped cascaded inverter, PD-SPWM and CPS-SPWM

Xianglian Xu; Pingting Xu; Zilin Tang; Gang Tang; Xiaole Ye

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Inverter Advanced Metering Infrastructure Integration Using Smart Energy Profile  

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Cost-effective integration of high penetrations of photovoltaic (PV) systems will require some level of communications and direct control of PV inverters. Approaches leveraging broadband and utility remote terminal units (RTU) are generally not scalable to smaller scale residential or small commercial inverters. Given the potential addition of many thousands of residential PV systems in the coming years, identifying a low-cost solution allowing control and communications with residential systems has ...

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Inverter Field Experiences: A State of the Industry Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The inverters that connect solar photovoltaic, battery, and other distributed resources to the power grid have the potential to provide a number of services or functions that may be useful to utilities. Inverter manufacturers have been designing and implementing these capabilities into their products for many years. During the past few years, significant industry effort has been expended in the identification of a common set of such functions that may be supported by open standards and implemented ...

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Protocol for Smart Inverter Grid Support Functions: Version 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Smart inverters are capable of providing grid support that is important to accommodate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the distribution circuits. With the exception of a few countries in Europe, especially Germany, there are currently no clear and consistent performance requirements defined for the smart inverter advanced support functions. Currently, widely adopted grid interconnection standard IEEE Std. 1547 (2003) and the associated conformance test standard IEEE ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ADAPTIVE HYSTERESIS CURRENT CONTROL OF INVERTER FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS  

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

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field tests of a novel inverter for photovoltaic power conditioning  

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The Dickerson inverter synthesizes a sinewave current from a photovoltaic array that is segmented into a number of subarrays. These subarrays are switched among the ac phases so that the current from a given subarray is continuous, and each phase is connected at all times to one or more subarrays. The control scheme assures a near-unity power factor current with real-time phase adjustment to power-system disturbances. A prototype inverter was operated into a three-phase power system, with the dc supplied by a photovoltaic array at Sandia National Laboratories. The results of these tests under normal, abnormal and fault conditions are reported. Inversion efficiencies up to 99% were achieved with 0.97 power factor. A simple filter reduced current harmonics from 18% to 5%. The performance for the inverter was projected for a 480-V, three-phase system at the 50-kVA level. An analysis of filtering costs indicates that harmonic reduction to 5% can be achieved at under $0.003 per watt for typical central-station applications. The intended power range for these inverters is 50--250 kVA. The cost to produce the inverter at the 50-kVA level in quantities of 1000 units is estimated to be $0.05 per watt, which is less than the projected cost of other 50-kVA inverters. 22 figs., 9 tabs.

Dickerson, A.; Bower, W.; Schalles, F.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of machining dispersions for turning process  

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In this article we propose to extend the model of simulation of dispersions in turning based on the geometrical specifications. Our study is articulated around two trends of development: the first trend relates to the geometrical model. The geometrical model suggested must allow a follow-up of the geometry of the part during the simulation of machining. It is thus a question of carrying out a systematic treatment of the whole dimensioning and tolerancing process while being based on the principles of the \\DeltaL method. We also planned to integrate this type of specification in the model of simulation of machining suggested. It is more generally a question of extending the traditional model for better taking into account the multi axis specification of coaxiality and perpendicularity on the turned workpieces. The second trend of our study relates to the widening of the field of application of the model. We propose to extend the field of application of the model by taking into account the modifications of several parameters of the manufacturing process plans, likely to involve variations of dispersions.

Arnaud Lefebvre; Valery Wolff

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Breaking Barriers to Low-Cost Modular Inverter Production & Use  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of this cost share contract is to advance key technologies to reduce size, weight and cost while enhancing performance and reliability of Modular Inverter Product for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Efforts address technology development to meet technical needs of DER market protection, isolation, reliability, and quality. Program activities build on SatCon Technology Corporation inverter experience (e.g., AIPM, Starsine, PowerGate) for Photovoltaic, Fuel Cell, Energy Storage applications. Efforts focused four technical areas, Capacitors, Cooling, Voltage Sensing and Control of Parallel Inverters. Capacitor efforts developed a hybrid capacitor approach for conditioning SatCon's AIPM unit supply voltages by incorporating several types and sizes to store energy and filter at high, medium and low frequencies while minimizing parasitics (ESR and ESL). Cooling efforts converted the liquid cooled AIPM module to an air-cooled unit using augmented fin, impingement flow cooling. Voltage sensing efforts successfully modified the existing AIPM sensor board to allow several, application dependent configurations and enabling voltage sensor galvanic isolation. Parallel inverter control efforts realized a reliable technique to control individual inverters, connected in a parallel configuration, without a communication link. Individual inverter currents, AC and DC, were balanced in the paralleled modules by introducing a delay to the individual PWM gate pulses. The load current sharing is robust and independent of load types (i.e., linear and nonlinear, resistive and/or inductive). It is a simple yet powerful method for paralleling both individual devices dramatically improves reliability and fault tolerance of parallel inverter power systems. A patent application has been made based on this control technology.

Bogdan Borowy; Leo Casey; Jerry Foshage; Steve Nichols; Jim Perkinson

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Breaking Barriers to Low-Cost Modular Inverter Production & Use  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this cost share contract is to advance key technologies to reduce size, weight and cost while enhancing performance and reliability of Modular Inverter Product for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Efforts address technology development to meet technical needs of DER market protection, isolation, reliability, and quality. Program activities build on SatCon Technology Corporation inverter experience (e.g., AIPM, Starsine, PowerGate) for Photovoltaic, Fuel Cell, Energy Storage applications. Efforts focused four technical areas, Capacitors, Cooling, Voltage Sensing and Control of Parallel Inverters. Capacitor efforts developed a hybrid capacitor approach for conditioning SatCon's AIPM unit supply voltages by incorporating several types and sizes to store energy and filter at high, medium and low frequencies while minimizing parasitics (ESR and ESL). Cooling efforts converted the liquid cooled AIPM module to an air-cooled unit using augmented fin, impingement flow cooling. Voltage sensing efforts successfully modified the existing AIPM sensor board to allow several, application dependent configurations and enabling voltage sensor galvanic isolation. Parallel inverter control efforts realized a reliable technique to control individual inverters, connected in a parallel configuration, without a communication link. Individual inverter currents, AC and DC, were balanced in the paralleled modules by introducing a delay to the individual PWM gate pulses. The load current sharing is robust and independent of load types (i.e., linear and nonlinear, resistive and/or inductive). It is a simple yet powerful method for paralleling both individual devices dramatically improves reliability and fault tolerance of parallel inverter power systems. A patent application has been made based on this control technology.

Bogdan Borowy; Leo Casey; Jerry Foshage; Steve Nichols; Jim Perkinson

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverter/controller subsystem optimized for photovoltaic applications  

SciTech Connect

Conversion of solar array dc power to ac power stimulated the specification, design, and simulation testing of an inverter/controller subsystem tailored to the photovoltaic power source characteristics. The optimization of the inverter/controller design as part of an overall Photovoltaic Power System (PPS) designed for maximum energy extraction from the solar array is discussed. The special design requirements for the inverter/controller include: (1) a power system controller (PSC) to control continuously the solar array operating point at the maximum power level based on variable solar insolation and cell temperatures; and (2) an inverter designed for high efficiency at rated load and low losses at light loadings to conserve energy. It must be capable of operating connected to the utility line at a level set by an external controller (PSC). This paper is presented in three sections: (1) the overall PPS and PSC design (Utility Mode); (2) the inverter design and test results; and (3) a PPS analysis and simulation testing, conducted at LeRC to verify the design control concepts and fix design parameters.

Pickrell, R.L.; O' Sullivan, G.; Merrill, W.C.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency consideration of DC link soft-switching inverters for motor drive applications  

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This paper critically evaluates efficiency of soft switching inverters including an actively clamped resonant dc link inverter and a clamped-mode resonant pole inverter. An analytical approach to evaluating efficiency of the clamped-mode soft switching inverter has been developed. The evaluation results are compared with that of the standard pulse-width-modulation (PWM) inverter. A 50-kW induction motor is used as the variable load, and the inverter efficiency is evaluated under different speed and torque conditions. The clamped-mode soft-switching inverter, although eliminating the switching loss, shows poor efficiency over the entire load range. Under low load conditions, the efficiency profile is even worse. The actively clamped resonant dc link inverter shows highest efficiency over the entire speed and torque range. However, its energy saving over the standard PWM inverter is marginal under full load or high speed conditions.

Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W.; McKeever, J.W.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

107

Turn-endings in Japanese syntax-for-conversion.  

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??The current study investigates Japanese syntax-for-conversion especially focusing on the area of turn-endings in Japanese talk-in-interaction. The thesis shows that turn constructions in Japanese is… (more)

Kawakatsu, Manabu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invert/EE-Lab Website | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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Inverter power module with distributed support for direct substrate cooling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Systems and/or methods are provided for an inverter power module with distributed support for direct substrate cooling. An inverter module comprises a power electronic substrate. A first support frame is adapted to house the power electronic substrate and has a first region adapted to allow direct cooling of the power electronic substrate. A gasket is interposed between the power electronic substrate and the first support frame. The gasket is configured to provide a seal between the first region and the power electronic substrate. A second support frame is adapted to house the power electronic substrate and joined to the first support frame to form the seal.

Miller, David Harold (San Pedro, CA); Korich, Mark D. (Chino Hills, CA); Ward, Terence G. (Redondo Beach, CA); Mann, Brooks S. (Redondo Beach, CA)

2012-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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When to Turn Off Your Lights | Department of Energy  

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

When to Turn Off Your Lights When to Turn Off Your Lights When to Turn Off Your Lights August 30, 2012 - 7:53pm Addthis The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino. The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino. What does this mean for me? The type of lights and the price of electricity determine whether it's best to turn lights off when you leave a room. Consider using sensors, timers, and other automatic lighting controls. The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is

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When to Turn Off Your Lights | Department of Energy  

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

When to Turn Off Your Lights When to Turn Off Your Lights When to Turn Off Your Lights August 30, 2012 - 7:53pm Addthis The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino. The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino. What does this mean for me? The type of lights and the price of electricity determine whether it's best to turn lights off when you leave a room. Consider using sensors, timers, and other automatic lighting controls. The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is

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Efficiency modeling and evaluation of a resonant snubber based soft- switching inverter for motor drive applications  

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This paper establishes an analytical model for a resonant snubber based soft-switching inverter. The model adopts loss separation method to evaluate losses in individual components. Because of symmetry of the inverter circuit, the developed model is suitable for both single-phase and three-phase inverters. A single-phase inverter was built and tested with a single-phase induction motor driving a fan load to verify the developed model. The equivalent single-phase induction motor model was curve-fitted from experiment. Analytical results showed reasonable agreement with experiment. The same efficiency evaluation method was then applied to the conventional hard-switching inverter, and the results were compared with that of the soft-switching inverter. The resonant snubber base soft-switching inverter shows substantial efficiency improvement over the hard switching PWM (pulse-width-modulation) inverter, especially in low speed operation.

Lai, J.S.; Young, R.W.; Ott, G.W.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A multilevel voltage-source inverter with separate dc sources for static var generation  

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A new multilevel voltage-source inverter with a separate dc sources is proposed for high-voltage, high-power applications, such as flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) including static var generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting, voltage balancing, fuel cell and photovoltaic utility systems interfacing, etc. The new M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 single phase full bridges in which each bridge has its own separate dc source. This inverter can generate almost sinusoidal waveform voltage with only one time switching per cycle as the number of levels increases. It can solve the problems of conventional transformer-based multipulse inverters and the problems of the multilevel diode-clamped inverter and the multilevel flying capacitor inverter. To demonstrate the superiority of the new inverter, a SVG system using the new inverter topology is discussed through analysis, simulation and experiment.

Peng, Fang Zheng [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Lai, Jih-Sheng; McKeever, J.; VanCoevering, J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustical Measurement of Nonlinear Internal Waves Using the Inverted Echo Sounder  

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The performance of pressure sensor–equipped inverted echo sounders for monitoring nonlinear internal waves is examined. The inverted echo sounder measures the round-trip acoustic travel time from the sea floor to the sea surface and thus acquires ...

Qiang Li; David M. Farmer; Timothy F. Duda; Steve Ramp

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

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.

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

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

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

117

Modelling and Control of an Inverted Pendulum Turbine  

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. In this project the feasibility of a new kind of wind turbine is studied. This thesis deals with the achievement of getting a proper mathematical model of a new kind of wind turbine, called the inverted pendulum turbine is inherently unstable system. In order to control this wind turbine an optimal control has been investigated

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Review of PV Inverter Technology Cost and Performance Projections  

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

Navigant Consulting Inc.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Modeling the Overshooting Effect for CMOS Inverter in Nanometer Technologies  

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With the scaling of CMOS technology, the over-shooting time due to the input-to-output coupling capacitance has much more significant effect on inverter delay. Moreover, the overshooting time is also an important parameter in the short circuit power ...

Zhangcai Huang; Hong Yu; Atsushi Kurokawa; Yasuaki Inoue

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Mono inverter Multi parallel PMSM -Structure and Control strategy  

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a new and original Mono inverter Multi parallel Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) system. To obtain the stability of such a system, each of the motor synchronisms should always be respected regardless of their load torque. In this case, only one motor, called "master motor", will be self

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Review of PV Inverter Technology Cost and Performance Projections  

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

Navigant Consulting Inc.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Calibrating Inverted Echo Sounders Equipped with Pressure Sensors  

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The addition of an accurate pressure sensor to the inverted echo sounder (IES) has allowed for the development of a new method for calibrating the IES’s acoustic travel-time record without the need for coincident conductivity–temperature–depth (...

Christopher S. Meinen; D. Randolph Watts

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Autonomously Recording Inverted Echo Sounder: ARIES II  

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A self-contained instrument, the Autonomously Recording Inverted Echo Sounder (ARIES II), carrying two 250-kHz beam side-scan sonars and with the capacity to record sonar data sampled at 3.2 kHz for 168 h with the sonars operating with a pulse ...

S. A. Thorpe; M. J. Ulloa; D. Baldwin; A. J. Hall

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Control Techniques in Uninterruptible Power Supply Inverter: A Review  

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Summarizes the basic objectives of controllers for UPS system are tracking ability and robustness. To get this aims, many controllers have been proposed in the literature. In this paper a comprehensive review of the nonlinear control techniques of UPS ... Keywords: inverter, uninterruptible power supply, control techniques

Ghazanfar Shahgholian; Jawad Faiz; Pegah Shafaghi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Geisz, J. F.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Synchronization and power sharing for droop-controlled inverters in islanded microgrids  

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Motivated by the recent and growing interest in smart grid technology, we study the operation of DC/AC inverters in an inductive microgrid. We show that a network of loads and DC/AC inverters equipped with power-frequency droop controllers can be cast ... Keywords: Coupled oscillators, Distributed control, Inverters, Kuramoto model, Power-system control, Smart power applications, Synchronization

John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian DöRfler, Francesco Bullo

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Pitel, Ira J. (Whippany, NJ)

1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Pitel, I.J.

1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

129

Housing the "Other" Half: American Studies' Global Urban Turn  

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of Istanbul, Ankara, or  Izmir before taking a further turn  toward  Istanbul  and  Izmir,  but  in  fact  we  are 

Faflik, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Toyota Treasure Hunt System Turns Up Savings & Uses the Expertise...  

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Toyota Treasure Hunt System Turns Up Savings & Uses the Expertise of Process Engineers Secondary menu join us About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners...

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NETL: News Release - DOE-Industry Breakthrough Turns Drilling...  

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30, 2002 DOE-Industry Breakthrough Turns Drilling System Into Lightning Fast Computer Network Energy Department Cites Remarkable Advance In 'Smart' Oil, Gas Drilling SAN ANTONIO,...

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PPPL featured as DOE celebrates turning 35 | Princeton Plasma...  

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featured as DOE celebrates turning 35 October 5, 2012 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One 35 Years at the Department of Energy (Flickr Photostream)...

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Turning Themselves In: Why Companies Disclose Regulatory Violations  

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Turning Themselves In: Why Companies Disclose RegulatoryAgency program that encourages companies to self- discloseincreasingly about Industry companies regulating themselves

Short, Jodi L.; Toffel, Michael W.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Underwater kicking following the freestyle tumble-turn.  

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??Swim turns are a component of competitive swimming where considerable advantage can be gained or lost. This thesis investigates underwater dolphin and flutter kicking techniques… (more)

Clothier, Peter

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of inverter station on torsional dynamics of parallel HVdc-ac power system  

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This paper investigates the impact of an inverter station on the torsional dynamics of a turbine-generator set which is located at the rectifier side of a parallel HVdc-ac power system. The studies show that depending on the stiffness of the inverter ac bus and electrical coupling between the inverter and rectifier ac buses, the inverter closed loop control can have noticeable contribution to the instability of torsional dynamics. This adverse torsional impact is observed in the study results even when the inverter ac bus is fairly strong (ESCR larger than 5.0).

Iravani, M.R.; Zhao, Z.; Hamouda, R.M. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAP analysis towards a design qualification standard development for grid-connected photovoltaic inverters.  

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A dedicated design qualification standard for PV inverters does not exist. Development of a well-accepted design qualification standard, specifically for PV inverters will significantly improve the reliability and performance of inverters. The existing standards for PV inverters such as ANSI/UL 1741 and IEC 62109-1 primarily focus on safety of PV inverters. The IEC 62093 discusses inverter qualification but it includes all the BOS components. There are other general standards for distributed generators including the IEEE 1547 series of standards which cover major concerns like utility integration but they are not dedicated to PV inverters and are not written from a design qualification point of view. In this paper some of the potential requirements for a design qualification standard for PV inverters are addressed. The missing links in existing PV inverter related standards are identified and with the IEC 62093 as a guideline, the possible inclusions in the framework for a dedicated design qualification standard of PV inverter are discussed. Some of the key missing links are related to electric stress tests. Hence, a method to adapt the existing surge withstand test standards for use in design qualification standard of PV inverter is presented.

Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ); Granata, Jennifer E.; Maracas, George (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ); Ayyanar, Raja (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ); Marinella, Matthew; Venkataramanan, Sai Balasubramanian Alampoondi (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic performance and control of a static var generator using cascade multilevel inverters  

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A cascade multilevel inverter is proposed for static VAR shifting, compensation/generation applications. The new cascade M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 single-phase full bridges in which each bridge has its own separate dc source. This inverter can generate almost sinusoidal waveform voltage with only one time switching per cycle. It can eliminate the need for transformers in multipulse inverters. A prototype static VAR generator (SVG) system using 11- level cascade inverter (21-level line-to-line voltage waveform) has been built. The output voltage waveform is equivalent to that of a 60- pulse inverter. This paper focuses on dynamic performance of the cascade inverter based SVG system. Control schemes are proposed to achieve a fast response which is impossible for a conventional static VAR compensator (SVC). Analytical, simulated and experimental results show the superiority of the proposed SVG system.

Peng, Fang Zheng [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); Lai, Jih-Sheng [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

PWM Inverter control and the application thereof within electric vehicles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inverter (34) which provides power to an A.C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A.C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A.C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a micro-computer and memory element which receive various parametric inputs and calculate optimized machine control data signals therefrom. The control data is asynchronously loaded into the inverter through an intermediate buffer (38). In its preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack (32) and a three-phase induction motor (18).

Geppert, Steven (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Seismic Qualification Case Study for a New Inverter  

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This report reviews and compares methods used for the seismic qualification of safety related equipment at nuclear power plants and examines an alternative, hybrid approach. The report investigates the costs and lead times for each seismic qualification approach and also discusses the seismic capacity definitions that result from the application of each qualification approach. The report includes a case study that applies the new approach to the seismic qualification of an inverter.

2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Navy Turns 50 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Navy Turns 50 | National Nuclear Security Administration Navy Turns 50 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > Nuclear Navy Turns 50 Nuclear Navy Turns 50 August 01, 1998 Washington, DC Nuclear Navy Turns 50 Crew members of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft

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141

Nuclear Navy Turns 50 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Navy Turns 50 | National Nuclear Security Administration Navy Turns 50 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > Nuclear Navy Turns 50 Nuclear Navy Turns 50 August 01, 1998 Washington, DC Nuclear Navy Turns 50 Crew members of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft

142

Illinois Turning Landfill Trash into Future Cash | Department of Energy  

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Turning Landfill Trash into Future Cash Turning Landfill Trash into Future Cash Illinois Turning Landfill Trash into Future Cash September 28, 2010 - 5:35pm Addthis Illinois Turning Landfill Trash into Future Cash Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Will County, Illinois officials yesterday formally broke ground on a new $7 million project (that includes $1 million of Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant funds) to turn methane gas from the Prairie View Landfill into electricity in a partnership with Waste Management. Will County will receive revenue from the sale of the gas created from decomposing garbage which will be harnessed and converted to generate 4.8 megawatts of green electrical power and used to power up to 8,000 homes. The future revenue generated from the sale of the gas and the sale of the

143

Media Center - Argonne Partners with Delphi on Inverter  

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

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Conventional and fuzzy PI control of voltage-source inverter-fed induction motor drive for electric vehicle  

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Keywords: adaptive control, control algorithm, electric vehicle, fuzzy control, inverter drive system

Tadeusz Stefanski

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development program for 3. 0 kW inverter. Militarized inverter for use with fuel cell or battery power plants. Final report, December 1976--December 1978  

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This report describes the design, construction and testing of a static inverter rated at 3.0 kilowatts. Circuit techniques were evaluated to obtain desired results with considerations to cost, reliability, maintainability, weight, size and efficiency. The application of this portable, rugged inverter is to replace mechanical alternating generators used in the field.

Rance, J.E.

1979-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Impacts of Distributed Generation with Advanced Inverter Functions: Hosting Capacity of Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Using Smart Inverters  

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With increasing penetration levels of solar photovoltaics (PV), the need for inverter technology to provide grid support has become more and more critical. Since 2009, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and industry partners have been working to establish a common set of functions that can provide such capability. The development of a common set of functions is complete; however, very little work to date has addressed the impact that these common functions will have on grid performance, ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Xantrex HY-100 Hybrid Inverter with an AC Induction Wind Turbine  

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Several issues must be addressed before solid-state inverters can be used in wind-diesel systems with larger wind turbines. This project addresses those issues by using a commercial hybrid inverter designed for PV-diesel systems and modifying the inverter for use with an AC induction wind turbine. Another approach would have entailed building an inverter specifically for use with an AC induction wind turbine, but that was beyond the scope of this project. The inverter chosen for this project was a Xantrex HY-100, an inverter designed for PV systems. The unit consists of an inverter/rectifier bridge, a generator interface contactor, a battery charge controller, a hybrid controller, and the associated control electronics. Details of the inverter may be found in Appendix A. A twofold approach was taken to integrating the existing inverter for use with an AC induction wind turbine: 1) development of a detailed model to model both steady-state and transient behavior of the system, and 2) modification and testing of the inverter with an induction wind turbine based on the modeling results. This report describes these two tasks.

Corbus, D.; Newcomb, C.; Friedly, S.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Pumpkin Power: Turning Food Waste into Energy | Department of Energy  

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Pumpkin Power: Turning Food Waste into Energy Pumpkin Power: Turning Food Waste into Energy Pumpkin Power: Turning Food Waste into Energy November 1, 2013 - 1:28pm Addthis Pumpkin Power: Turning Food Waste into Energy Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? 1.4 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the U.S. each year, many of which end up in landfills or compost piles after Halloween. Oakland's EBMUD collects food waste and uses microbes to convert it into methane gas that is burned to generate electricity. The Energy Department is helping to fund the development of integrated biorefineries, industrial centers dedicated to converting plant material into biofuels and other products. To commemorate National Energy Action Month, we're featuring some scarily

149

Employees turn student | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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turn student Posted: April 19, 2013 - 1:05pm Y-12 offered classes at UT back in 1954. Read more At every stage of its development - from the initial floating of ideas to...

150

When to Turn Off Your Lights | Department of Energy  

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are not already factored into the rate. LED Lighting The operating life of a light emitting diode (LED) is unaffected by turning it on and off. While lifetime is reduced for...

151

Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem...  

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In this talk, Jonathan Koomey, Staff Scientist and Group Leader in the End-use Forecasting Group, will summarize key "tricks of the trade" summarized in his new book "Turning...

152

Turning Leftover Trees into Biogasoline | Department of Energy  

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Turning Leftover Trees into Biogasoline Turning Leftover Trees into Biogasoline Turning Leftover Trees into Biogasoline June 7, 2010 - 11:00am Addthis Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to show how biogasoline could potentially be created in existing petroleum refineries, instead of at new biorefineries as shown here. | File illustration Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to show how biogasoline could potentially be created in existing petroleum refineries, instead of at new biorefineries as shown here. | File illustration Joshua DeLung Could leftover Christmas trees be turned into biogasoline? That's the question researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have been working for three years to address. The research team says making stable biogasoline in existing refineries- from

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Utility-scale grid-tied PV inverter reliability workshop summary report.  

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A key to the long-term success of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is confidence in the reliability of PV systems. Inverters are the most commonly noted cause of PV system incidents triggered in the field. While not all of these incidents are reliability-related or even necessarily failures, they still result in a loss of generated power. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Sandia National Laboratories organized a Utility-Scale Grid-Tied Inverter Reliability Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 27-28, 2011. The workshop addressed the reliability of large (100-kilowatt+) grid-tied inverters and the implications when such inverters fail, evaluated inverter codes and standards, and provided discussion about opportunities to enhance inverter reliability. This report summarizes discussions and presentations from the workshop and identifies opportunities for future efforts.

Granata, Jennifer E.; Quintana, Michael A.; Tasca, Coryne Adelle (SRA International, Inc., Fairfax, VA); Atcitty, Stanley

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Utility-scale grid-tied PV inverter reliability workshop summary report.  

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A key to the long-term success of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is confidence in the reliability of PV systems. Inverters are the most commonly noted cause of PV system incidents triggered in the field. While not all of these incidents are reliability-related or even necessarily failures, they still result in a loss of generated power. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Sandia National Laboratories organized a Utility-Scale Grid-Tied Inverter Reliability Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 27-28, 2011. The workshop addressed the reliability of large (100-kilowatt+) grid-tied inverters and the implications when such inverters fail, evaluated inverter codes and standards, and provided discussion about opportunities to enhance inverter reliability. This report summarizes discussions and presentations from the workshop and identifies opportunities for future efforts.

Granata, Jennifer E.; Quintana, Michael A.; Tasca, Coryne Adelle (SRA International, Inc., Fairfax, VA); Atcitty, Stanley

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Three-Phase Photovoltaic Inverters with Grid Support Functionality  

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Photovoltaic (PV) inverters are capable of providing grid-friendly functionalities, including reactive current support, active power control, frequency-watt control, and ride through for abnormal grid voltage. This technical update presents laboratory test results of two three-phase inverters with several of these grid support functionalities enabled. The inverters tested in this project are Sunny Tripower 10000TL from SMA Germany and the PVI 82KW from Solectria Renewables, LLC. Sunny Tripower is ...

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Generalized Inverter Control Method for a Variable Speed Wind Power System Under Unbalanced Operting Conditions.  

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??This thesis presents a generalized control method for complete harmonic elimination and adjustable power factor of a grid side inverter under unbalanced operating conditions used… (more)

Wu, Shuang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

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

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

Marguet, Raphael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Energy Capture Improvement of a Solar PV System Using a Multilevel Inverter.  

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??The challenges with solar energy extraction are addressed in the proposed approach through development and demonstration of multilevel inverter architecture and the associated control algorithms.… (more)

Mahmud, Nayeem

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Integral inverter/battery charger for use in electric vehicles. Final report  

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The design and test results of a thyristor based inverter/charger are discussed. A battery charger is included integral to the inverter by using a subset of the inverter power circuit components. The resulting charger provides electrical isolation between the vehicle propulsion battery and ac line and is capable of charging a 25 kWh propulsion battery in 8 hours from a 220 volt ac line. The integral charger employs the inverter commutation components as a resonant ac/dc isolated converter rated at 3.6 kW. Charger efficiency and power factor at an output power of 3.6 kW are 86% and 95%, respectively. The inverter, when operated with a matching polyphase ac induction motor and nominal 132 volt propulsion battery, can provide a peak shaft power of 34 kW (45 hp) during motoring operation and 45 kW (60 hp) during regeneration. Thyristors are employed for the inverter power switching devices and are arranged in an input-commutated topology. This configuration requires only two thyristors to commutate the six main inverter thyristors. Inverter efficiency during motoring operation at motor shaft speeds above 450 rad/sec (4300 rpm) is 92 to 94% for output power levels above 11 KW (15 hp). The combined ac inverter/charger package weighs 47 kg (103 lbs).

Thimmesch, D.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Mathematical model for the bridge-type auxiliary impulse commutated power inverter  

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This paper presents analytical picture for the utilization of the auxiliary impulse commutated inverter in connection with various direct energy conversion devices. To ensure effective inversion, V-A switching characteristics as well as power handling capacities with respect to interconnected modules have to be matched with loading conditions at the inverter output. Mathematical model for this inverter could be used as the basic criterion for expressing the time varying voltage output with respect to the specific applied from the direct energy conversion device. Pure sinusoidal inverter output voltage could be secured through total neutralization of impulse and DC components by filtering.

Denno, K.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Fault Current Contribution from Single-Phase PV Inverters  

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University |  

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Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University October 18, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis Kevin Crosby, Taylor University’s first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Kevin Crosby, Taylor University's first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE Not long ago Kevin Crosby was an engineering major and the president of Taylor University's student environmental club, Stewards of Creation.

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Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free | Department of Energy  

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Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free April 13, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program What activity wastes gasoline, costs money, produces pollutants, and yet doesn't get you anywhere? Idling! And yet, every year, Americans waste 3 billion gallons of fuel by idling their vehicles. Idling is running a vehicle any time that it's not moving. In this condition, the car's fuel economy is exactly zero miles per gallon. Although many people think that restarting the engine too often will wear out the starter, that idea is just an "old husband's tale." In fact, idling places unnecessary wear-and-tear on the engine, and many manufacturers discourage it. Although drivers can't avoid some amount of idling, such as being stuck in

164

Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving  

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Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving Speaker(s): Jonathan Koomey Date: February 12, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner In this talk, Jonathan Koomey, Staff Scientist and Group Leader in the End-use Forecasting Group, will summarize key "tricks of the trade" summarized in his new book "Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving". The book focuses on many lessons relevant to working effectively in the research world, including being prepared, creating appropriate documentation, doing back of the envelope calculations, and making good tables and graphs. For more details, check out the book's web site at: http://www.numbersintoknowledge.com

165

Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University |  

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Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University October 18, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis Kevin Crosby, Taylor University’s first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Kevin Crosby, Taylor University's first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE Not long ago Kevin Crosby was an engineering major and the president of Taylor University's student environmental club, Stewards of Creation.

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Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel | Department of Energy  

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Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel May 5, 2011 - 1:27pm Addthis Tiny silicon pillars, used to absorb light. When dotted with a catalyst of molybdenum sulfide and exposed to sunlight, these pillars generate hydrogen gas from the hydrogen ions liberated by splitting water. Each pillar is approximately two micrometers in diameter. | Photo courtesy of Christian D. Damsgaard, Thomas Pedersen and Ole Hansen, Technical University of Denmark Tiny silicon pillars, used to absorb light. When dotted with a catalyst of molybdenum sulfide and exposed to sunlight, these pillars generate hydrogen gas from the hydrogen ions liberated by splitting water. Each pillar is approximately two micrometers in diameter. | Photo courtesy of Christian D.

167

How Chula Vista, California Is Turning Cooking Oil Into Savings |  

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How Chula Vista, California Is Turning Cooking Oil Into Savings How Chula Vista, California Is Turning Cooking Oil Into Savings How Chula Vista, California Is Turning Cooking Oil Into Savings January 19, 2011 - 1:21pm Addthis Truck 51 of the Chula Vista Fire Department. Truck 51 of the Chula Vista Fire Department. John Young What does this project do? Reuses cooking oil that is normally considered waste, saving taxpayer dollars. Reduces reliance on foreign oil Cuts emissions Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant probably shudders at the mention of having to dispose of used cooking oil. While not much can be done to eliminate this unpleasant kitchen task, what's changing is how that oil can be recycled to help reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy. Used cooking oil is a key (and very low cost) ingredient in the production

168

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

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

169

Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel | Department of Energy  

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Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel Turning Sun and Water Into Hydrogen Fuel May 5, 2011 - 1:27pm Addthis Tiny silicon pillars, used to absorb light. When dotted with a catalyst of molybdenum sulfide and exposed to sunlight, these pillars generate hydrogen gas from the hydrogen ions liberated by splitting water. Each pillar is approximately two micrometers in diameter. | Photo courtesy of Christian D. Damsgaard, Thomas Pedersen and Ole Hansen, Technical University of Denmark Tiny silicon pillars, used to absorb light. When dotted with a catalyst of molybdenum sulfide and exposed to sunlight, these pillars generate hydrogen gas from the hydrogen ions liberated by splitting water. Each pillar is approximately two micrometers in diameter. | Photo courtesy of Christian D.

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Study on the Harmonics of Photovoltaic Generation SPWM Inverting Power Supplies  

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Harmonics are the main polluting source of affecting the power energy quality. In this paper, the causes that SPWM inverter power supply produces the harmonics are analyzed firstly and then a new three-phase ?-band-pass filter is designed to improve ... Keywords: harmonious, solar energy photovoltaic power, inverter, current ripples component

Jianqu Zhu; Feng Wang; Taiqiang Cao

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Performance Test Protocol for Evaluating Inverters Used in Grid-Connected  

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Performance Test Protocol for Evaluating Inverters Used in Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems....................................................................................................................................... 36 A1 Simplified Photovoltaic I-V Curve Model Inverters Used in Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems 1 Overview One measure of the maturity of an industry

172

A model reduction approach for constructing compact dynamic thermal models of IGBT-modules of inverters  

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This paper presents a model reduction approach for constructing lumped RC thermal networks of IGBT-modules of inverters for which heat and subsequent temperature increases vary with time on different scales ranging from nanosecond to second. It was observed ... Keywords: Compact thermal modelling, Electro-thermal simulation, IGBT-modules, Inverters, Thermal analysis

J. Antonios; N. Ginot; C. Batard; Y. Scudeller; M. Machmoum

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Different methods for direct torque control of induction motor fed from current source inverter  

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Two different methods for direct torque control (DTC) of induction motor fed from current source inverter (CSI) is analyzed in the paper. The first one is derived from well-known DTC strategy developed for voltage inverter drives. This type of control ... Keywords: CSI, DTC, constant switching, hysteresis comparator, induction motor

Aleksandar Nikolic; Borislav Jeftenic

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Influence of voltage drop to electric drive with induction motor and voltage sourced inverter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper solves problematic of immunity from the voltage drop of the power supply of the electric drive with induction motor with Voltage-Fed inverter. There are reflected opportune control algorithms for the quickly to change of working regime from ... Keywords: electric drive with induction motor, electric drive with voltage sourced inverter, voltage drop

P. Beneš; J. Fo?t; M. Pittermann

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Switching response modeling of the CMOS inverter for sub-micron devices  

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In this paper an accurate, analytical model for the evaluation of the CMOS inverter delay in the sub- micron regime, is presented. A detailed analysis of the inverter operation is provided which results to accurate expressions describing the output waveform. ... Keywords: CMOS circuits timing analysis, Propagation delay modeling, Sub-micron devices.

L. Bisdounis; S. Nikolaidis; O. Koufopavlou; C. E. Goutis

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

A New Multi-level Inverter with FACTS Capabilities for Wind Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The modular multilevel converter (MMC) is an attractive topology for HVDC/FACTS systems. In this paper a new single-phase MMC-based D-STATCOM inverter for grid connection is proposed. The proposed inverter is designed for grid-connected wind turbines ... Keywords: D-STATCOM, Modular Multi-level Converter, Renewable Energy Source

Pedram Sotoodeh, Ruth Douglas Miller

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Towards an understanding of light activation processes in titanium oxide based inverted organic solar cells  

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, 233903 (2012) Thin-film encapsulation of inverted indium-tin-oxide-free polymer solar cells by atomic structures.2­5 In an inverted PSC, electrons are collected by the indium tin oxide (ITO) bottom electrode of increasing attention around the world for the last 20 years as a potential source of renewable energy. PSC

178

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

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

179

Synchronization and Power Sharing for Droop-Controlled Inverters in Islanded Microgrids  

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Synchronization and Power Sharing for Droop-Controlled Inverters in Islanded Microgrids John W in an inductive microgrid. We show that a network of loads and DC/AC inverters equipped with power-frequency droop model, distributed control. 1 Introduction A microgrid is a low-voltage electrical network, hetero

Bullo, Francesco

180

Inverted Troughs and Cyclogenesis over Interior North America: A Limited Regional Climatology and Case Studies  

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A limited regional climatology of cyclones with and without inverted troughs that form in the Colorado region is presented along with case study results from two major cyclone events in which an inverted trough plays a prominent role in the life ...

Len G. Keshishian; Lance F. Bosart; W. Edward Bracken

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Status and Needs of Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Inverters: Summary Document  

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Photovoltaic inverters are the most mature of any DER inverter, and their mean time to first failure (MTFF) is about five years. This is an unacceptable MTFF and will inhibit the rapid expansion of PV. With all DER technologies, (solar, wind, fuel cells, and microturbines) the inverter is still an immature product that will result in reliability problems in fielded systems. The increasing need for all of these technologies to have a reliable inverter provides a unique opportunity to address these needs with focused R&D development projects. The requirements for these inverters are so similar that modular designs with universal features are obviously the best solution for a ''next generation'' inverter. A ''next generation'' inverter will have improved performance, higher reliability, and improved profitability. Sandia National Laboratories has estimated that the development of a ''next generation'' inverter could require approximately 20 man-years of work over an 18- to 24-month time frame, and that a government-industry partnership will greatly improve the chances of success.

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

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Noise-Tolerant Model of a Ternary Inverter Based on Markov Random Field  

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A noise-tolerant model of a ternary inverter is proposed based on extension of Markov Random Field (MRF). Simulation results are reported to justify the noise immunity of this model using PSPICE and 16-nm Berkeley CMOS technology. Keywords: ternary inverter, noise-tolerance, Markov random field model

Golam Tangim, Svetlana N. Yanushkevich, Seiya Kasai, Vlad P. Shmerko

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Evaluation tests of Abacus 6 kVA utility-interactive inverter  

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The voltage pattern spectra were analyzed for 100% and 50% pattern ratios and harmonics analyses are provided for the Abacus inverter. The harmonics are compared with those calculated for a simple model with no agreement. AC waveforms and inverter current spectra are given as well as basic electrical data. (LEW)

Landsman, E.E.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

An SCR inverter with an integral battery charger for electric vehicles  

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A thyristor-based inverter/charger for use in electric passenger vehicles is described, and prototype charger test results are presented. A battery charger is included integral to the inverter by using a subset of the inverter power circuit components. The integral charger employs the inverter commutation components as a resonant ac/dc converter rated at 3.6 kW. The resulting charger provides electrical isolation between the vehicle propulsion battery and ac line and is capable of charging a 25kWh propulsion battery in 8 h from a 220-V ac line. Charger efficiency and power factor at an output power of 3.6 kW are 86 and 95 percent, respectively. The inverter, when operated with a matching polyphase ac induction motor and nominal 132-V propulsion battery, can provide a peak shaft power of 34 kW (45 hp) during motoring operation and 45 kW (60 hp) during regeneration. Thyristors are employed for the inverter power switching devices and are arranged in an input-commutated topology. This configuration requires only two thyristors to commutate the six main inverter thyristors. The combined ac inverter/charger package weighs 47 kg (103 lb).

Thimmesch, D.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Microbial Electrosynthesis Turns Solar Energy into Chemicals May 31, 2010  

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Microbial Electrosynthesis Turns Solar Energy into Chemicals May 31, 2010 A new way to make electrosynthesis (ME) process is carbon neutral and uses solar energy more efficiently than plants. In fact, but the technology is primarily designed to be used with solar panels as a source of clean, renewable solar energy

Lovley, Derek

186

ELECTROSTATIC MODELING OF THE JEFFERSON LABORATORY INVERTED CERAMIC GUN  

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

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

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

CEBAF 200 kV Inverted Electron Gun  

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Two DC high voltage GaAs photoguns have been built at Jefferson Lab based on a compact inverted insulator design. One photogun provides the polarized electron beam at CEBAF and operates at 130 kV bias voltage. The other gun is used for high average current lifetime studies at a dedicated test facility and has been operated at bias voltage up to 225 kV. The advantages of higher DC voltage for CEBAF include reduced space-charge emittance growth and the potential for prolonged photocathode lifetime. However, a consequence of operating at higher voltages is the increased likelihood of field emission or breakdown, both of which are unacceptable. Highlights of the R&D studies leading toward a production 200keV GaAs photogun for CEBAF will be presented.

J.M. Grames, P.A. Adderley, J. Clark, J. Hansknecht, M. Poelker, M.L. Stutzman, R. Suleiman, K.E.L. Surles-Law

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

EV drivetrain inverter with V/HZ optimization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inverter (34) which provides power to an A.C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A.C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A.C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a micro-computer which calculates optimized machine control data signals from various parametric inputs and during steady state load conditions, seeks a best V/HZ ratio to minimize battery current drawn (system losses) from a D.C. power source (32). In the preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack and a three-phase induction motor (18).

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

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Thin films flowing down inverted substrates: two dimensional flow  

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We consider free surface instabilities of films flowing on inverted substrates within the framework of lubrication approximation. We allow for the presence of fronts and related contact lines, and explore the role which they play in instability development. It is found that a contact line, modeled by a commonly used precursor film model, leads to free surface instabilities of convective type without any additional natural or excited perturbations. A single parameter D=(3Ca)^{1/3}cot\\alpha, where Ca is the capillary number and \\alpha is the inclination angle, is identified as a governing parameter in the problem. This parameter may be interpreted to reflect the combined effect of inclination angle, film thickness, Reynolds number and the fluid flux. Variation of D leads to change of the wave-like properties of the instabilities, allowing to observe traveling wave behavior, mixed waves, and the waves resembling solitary ones.

Lin, Te-sheng

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

TMS320F2812 DSP controller for dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) application for improving of a three phase inverter  

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This paper discusses a control technique improvement of a three-phase inverter using TMS320F2812 DSP controller for Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) applications. The output of the inverter is then connected to a voltage grid via a second order filter ... Keywords: TMS320F2812 DSP, dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), filter, inverters, total harmonic distortion (THD)

R. Omar; N. A. Rahim

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WPET '98, Dearborn, Michigan, October 22-23, 1998, pp. 79-84. Multilevel Inverters for Electric Vehicle Applications  

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) and hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) motor drives. Diode-clamped inverters and cascaded H-bridge inverters, (1 and many military combat vehicles that have large electric drives will require advanced power electronic@ornl.gov Abstract This paper presents multilevel inverters as an application for all-electric vehicle (EV

Tolbert, Leon M.

192

Understanding and managing the effects of battery charger and inverter aging  

SciTech Connect

An aging assessment of battery chargers and inverters was conducted under the auspices of the NRC's Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program. The intentions of this program are to resolve issues related to the aging and service wear of equipment and systems at operating reactor facilities and to assess their impact on safety. Inverters and battery chargers are used in nuclear power plants to perform significant functions related to plant safety and availability. The specific impact of a battery charger or inverter failure varies with plant configuration. Operating experience data have demonstrated that reactor trips, safety injection system actuations, and inoperable emergency core cooling systems have resulted from inverter failures; and dc bus degradation leading to diesel generator inoperability or loss of control room annunication and indication have resulted from battery and battery charger failures. For the battery charger and inverter, the aging and service wear of subcomponents have contributed significantly to equipment failures. This paper summarizes the data and then describes methods that can be used to detect battery charger and inverter degradation prior to failure, as well as methods to minimize the failure effects. In both cases, the managing of battery charger and inverter aging is emphasized. 5 refs.

Gunther, W. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Aggarwal, S. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Understanding and managing the effects of battery charger and inverter aging  

SciTech Connect

An aging assessment of battery chargers and inverters was conducted under the auspices of the NRC`s Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program. The intentions of this program are to resolve issues related to the aging and service wear of equipment and systems at operating reactor facilities and to assess their impact on safety. Inverters and battery chargers are used in nuclear power plants to perform significant functions related to plant safety and availability. The specific impact of a battery charger or inverter failure varies with plant configuration. Operating experience data have demonstrated that reactor trips, safety injection system actuations, and inoperable emergency core cooling systems have resulted from inverter failures; and dc bus degradation leading to diesel generator inoperability or loss of control room annunication and indication have resulted from battery and battery charger failures. For the battery charger and inverter, the aging and service wear of subcomponents have contributed significantly to equipment failures. This paper summarizes the data and then describes methods that can be used to detect battery charger and inverter degradation prior to failure, as well as methods to minimize the failure effects. In both cases, the managing of battery charger and inverter aging is emphasized. 5 refs.

Gunther, W. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Aggarwal, S. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

A Preliminary Cost Study of the Dual Mode Inverter Controller  

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In 1998, the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) started a program to investigate alternate field weakening schemes for permanent magnet (PM) motors. The adjective ''alternate'' was used because at that time, outside research emphasis was on motors with interior-mounted PMs (IPMs). The PEEMRC emphasis was placed on motors with surface-mounted PMs (SPMs) because of the relative ease of manufacturing SPM motors compared with the IPM motors. Today the PEEMRC is continuing research on SPMs while examining the IPMs that have been developed by industry. Out of this task--the goal of which was to find ways to drive PM motors that inherently have low inductance at high speeds where their back-emf exceeds the supply voltage--ORNL developed and demonstrated the dual mode inverter control (DMIC) [1,2] method of field weakening for SPM motors. The predecessor of DMIC is conventional phase advance (CPA), which was developed by UQM Technologies, Inc. [3]. Fig. 1 shows the three sets of anti-parallel thyristors in the dashed box that comprise the DMIC. If one removes the dashed box by shorting each set of anti-parallel thyristors, the configuration becomes a conventional full bridge inverter on the left driving a three phase motor on the right. CPA may be used to drive this configuration ORNL's initial analyses of CPA and DMIC were based on driving motors with trapezoidal back-emfs [4-6], obtained using double layer lapped stator windings with one slot per pole per phase. A PM motor with a sinusoidal back-emf obtained with two poles per slot per phase has been analyzed under DMIC operation as a University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) doctoral dissertation [7]. In the process of this research, ORNL has completed an analysis that explains and quantifies the role of inductance in these methods of control. The Appendix includes information on the equations for the three components of phase inductance, L{sub gap}, L{sub slot}, and L{sub endturns}. PM motors inherently have a lower inductance because of the increase in effective air gap caused by the magnet, which is in the denominator of the equation for L{sub gap}. L{sub gap} accounts for about half of the phase inductance. Because of the low inductance, there is a propensity for currents to exceed the motor's rated value. DMIC solves this problem for low-inductance PM motors and, in addition, provides a number of safety features that protect against uncontrolled generator mode operation [8,9]; however, the DMIC topology adds a pair of anti-parallel thyristors in each of the three phases, thereby introducing additional silicon costs as well as additional voltage drops during operation. It poses the tradeoff question; under what conditions can the beneficial features of DMIC offset its additional silicon cost and voltage drop losses? The purpose of this report is to address the tradeoff question. Sections of the report will: (1) review the role of self-inductance in performance and control of PM motors, (2) discuss the bounding inductances for motors with trapezoidal back-emfs under CPA control, (3) discuss the bounding inductances for trapezoidal back-emfs under DMIC, (4) discuss the bounding inductances for the PM synchronous motor (PMSM), (5) present the analysis showing how DMIC minimizes current in PMSMs, (6) present the results of a cost study conducted for two motors driven using a CPA inverter and for two motors driven using DMIC, (7) discuss estimating life cycle cost benefits, and (8) present conclusions.

McKeever, J.W.

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

195

A Preliminary Cost Study of the Dual Mode Inverter Controller  

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In 1998, the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) started a program to investigate alternate field weakening schemes for permanent magnet (PM) motors. The adjective ''alternate'' was used because at that time, outside research emphasis was on motors with interior-mounted PMs (IPMs). The PEEMRC emphasis was placed on motors with surface-mounted PMs (SPMs) because of the relative ease of manufacturing SPM motors compared with the IPM motors. Today the PEEMRC is continuing research on SPMs while examining the IPMs that have been developed by industry. Out of this task--the goal of which was to find ways to drive PM motors that inherently have low inductance at high speeds where their back-emf exceeds the supply voltage--ORNL developed and demonstrated the dual mode inverter control (DMIC) [1,2] method of field weakening for SPM motors. The predecessor of DMIC is conventional phase advance (CPA), which was developed by UQM Technologies, Inc. [3]. Fig. 1 shows the three sets of anti-parallel thyristors in the dashed box that comprise the DMIC. If one removes the dashed box by shorting each set of anti-parallel thyristors, the configuration becomes a conventional full bridge inverter on the left driving a three phase motor on the right. CPA may be used to drive this configuration ORNL's initial analyses of CPA and DMIC were based on driving motors with trapezoidal back-emfs [4-6], obtained using double layer lapped stator windings with one slot per pole per phase. A PM motor with a sinusoidal back-emf obtained with two poles per slot per phase has been analyzed under DMIC operation as a University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) doctoral dissertation [7]. In the process of this research, ORNL has completed an analysis that explains and quantifies the role of inductance in these methods of control. The Appendix includes information on the equations for the three components of phase inductance, L{sub gap}, L{sub slot}, and L{sub endturns}. PM motors inherently have a lower inductance because of the increase in effective air gap caused by the magnet, which is in the denominator of the equation for L{sub gap}. L{sub gap} accounts for about half of the phase inductance. Because of the low inductance, there is a propensity for currents to exceed the motor's rated value. DMIC solves this problem for low-inductance PM motors and, in addition, provides a number of safety features that protect against uncontrolled generator mode operation [8,9]; however, the DMIC topology adds a pair of anti-parallel thyristors in each of the three phases, thereby introducing additional silicon costs as well as additional voltage drops during operation. It poses the tradeoff question; under what conditions can the beneficial features of DMIC offset its additional silicon cost and voltage drop losses? The purpose of this report is to address the tradeoff question. Sections of the report will: (1) review the role of self-inductance in performance and control of PM motors, (2) discuss the bounding inductances for motors with trapezoidal back-emfs under CPA control, (3) discuss the bounding inductances for trapezoidal back-emfs under DMIC, (4) discuss the bounding inductances for the PM synchronous motor (PMSM), (5) present the analysis showing how DMIC minimizes current in PMSMs, (6) present the results of a cost study conducted for two motors driven using a CPA inverter and for two motors driven using DMIC, (7) discuss estimating life cycle cost benefits, and (8) present conclusions.

McKeever, J.W.

2005-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

196

Loss of line shutdown for line-commutated utility-interactive inverter  

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The line-commutated, single-phase, utility-interactive inverter has been used in utility-connected photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy systems because it is commercially available at an attractive price. If unity power factor operation is required, a shunt capacitor can be used. This causes a problem if the utility line is disconnected; the inverter can continue to run and can thus be a hazard. This can be solved by using a fast-acting overvoltage detection circuit which operates directly on the inverter control electronics.

Landsman, E.E.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

A method for reducing harmonics in output voltages of a double-connected inverter  

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A new method for reducing harmonics involved in output voltages of the double-connected inverter is proposed. By adding four auxiliary switching devices and an interphase transformer with secondary winding to the conventional 12-step inverter, output voltages of the proposed circuit can be almost the same waveforms as a conventional 36-step inverter. In this paper, circuit performances and output voltage waveforms are discussed, and the optimum parameters are derived. Then, effects on harmonic reductions can be clarified by theoretical and experimental results, and ratings of system components are investigated.

Masukawa, Shigeo; Iida, Shoji (Tokyo Denki Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

An application for tunes and coupling evaluation from turn-by-turn data at the Fermilab Booster  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A console application using the phasing of Turn-by-Turn signals from the different BPMs has been tested at the Fermilab Booster. This technique allows the on-line detection of the beam tunes during the fast Booster ramp in conditions where other algorithms were unsuccessful. The application has been recently expanded to include the computation of the linear coupling coefficients. Algorithm and measurement results are presented. Although improved by the phased sum technique the automatic identification of the tunes is not always successful. This makes the use of the on-line application difficult. Ideas for further improvements are under investigation. Measurements have indicated that the effect of the skew quadrupoles is by a factor 3 weaker than expected from the nominal optics. A calibration of the skew quadrupole circuits using the TBT data is planned.

Marsh, W.; Alexahin, Y.; Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; /Fermilab

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Wanlass, M.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

MOVPE Growth of High Efficiency Inverted Metamorphic 1.1eV Solar ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the 1.1ev Ga0.77In0.23As inverted metamorphic solar cell grown with AlGaInAs quarternary step graded buffer on 6o miscut (001) thin Ge ...

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201

Monitoring Gulf Stream Transport by Radar Altimeter and Inverted Echo Sounders  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of the Gulf Stream sea surface height (SSH) from the Geosat altimeter were compared with thermocline depth measurements from inverted echo sounders (IES) for a period of about 19 months. The correlation between SSH anomalies and ...

Kathryn A. Kelly; D. Randolph Watts

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Commercialization of a 2.5kW Utility Interactive Inverter for Distributed Generation  

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

Torrey, David A.

2006-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

203

Observational Analysis of an Upper-Level Inverted Trough during the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Upper-level inverted troughs (IVs) associated with midlatitude breaking Rossby waves or tropical upper-troposphere troughs (TUTTs) have been identified as important contributors to the variability of rainfall in the North American monsoon (NAM) ...

Zachary O. Finch; Richard H. Johnson

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

The Processing and Application of Inverted Echo Sounder Data from Drake Passage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bottom pressure recorders (BPRs) have been deployed at Drake Passage (DP) to monitor changes in the volume transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) through the passage. The use of inverted echo sounders (IESs) in assisting the ...

Michael P. Meredith; John M. Vassie; Robert Spencer; Karen J. Heywood

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

High Voltage Thermal Battery Reliability Required to Equal Inverter-Converter Systems  

SciTech Connect

MC-583 and XMC-650 circuits, including associated pulse transformers, are compare with the inverter-converter system typical of present fuses. The required probabilities of thermal battery shorts and opens are determined.

1955-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

206

Deadbeat control of a three-phase inverter with an output LC filter  

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The discrete-time control of a three-phase inverter with an output LC filter is described based on space vectors. The mathematical model of the inverter-filter system is first obtained by using space vectors to represent three-phase quantities. Deadbeat control laws are derived for no-load and resistive-load cases. Then, a deadbeat control law is obtained for the case when the load draws current of any waveshape from the inverter-filter. It is shown that deadbeat control of output voltage can be achieved in two control steps. The manipulated variable, which is the voltage vector demanded from the inverter, is implemented using the space vector modulation technique. Simulation results for various operating conditions are presented.

Kuekrer, O. [Eastern Mediterranean Univ., G. Magosa (Turkey). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Low-Frequency Sea Level Variability and the Inverted Barometer Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For a dynamical interpretation of sea level records, estimates are needed of the isostatic, or so-called inverted barometer, signals (?ib) associated with the ocean response to atmospheric loading. Seasonal and longer-period ?ib signals are ...

Rui M. Ponte

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Investigation of Converting an AS-281 to an MC-762 Sealed Inverter  

SciTech Connect

This memorandum is a summary of the techniques, problems, and tests associated with enclosing an SA-381 inverter in a hermetically sealed container for long time storage in any environment without testing.

Roh, V.J.; Lange, D.F.; Schneemann, H.

1956-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Capped ED-Mode AlN/GaN Inverters - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The demonstrated inverter is operating at VDD = 5 V and consists of an enhancement- and depletion-mode HEMT with 1.5 nm thin subcritical AlN ...

210

Application Guide for Integration of Grid-Supportive Inverters: Version 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This application guide provides a reference for the integration of grid-supportive inverters. The guide is concise to serve as a quick reference, but also comprehensive in addressing the range of topics that utilities should consider when developing an integration strategy.Improvements in photovoltaic technology and renewable energy policies have greatly increased the number of inverter-based systems that are being connected to the grid. The vast majority of these are ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

211

Engineering Technical Training Modules - Battery Chargers and Inverters (ETTM - BSI) Version 1.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ETTM Battery Chargers and Inverters is a computer based training module that allows users to access training when desired and review it at their own pace. It provides graphics and limited interactive features to enhance learning. The scope and purpose of this training module is to discuss the principles involved in the operations of battery chargers and inverters, and to consider industry practices used in employing these components in a typical nuclear power plant application. Although the battery is an...

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

212

Modeling and dynamic performance of a line-commutated photovoltaic inverter system  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, a three-phase line-commutated utility-interactive photovoltaic inverter system is described. A simplified computer code of this system is established and presented in block-diagram form. This model is suitable for use in transient stability programs. The accuracy of the simplified model is verified by comparing the response calculated therefrom with that of a highly detailed photovoltaic system model in which the inverter is represented in valve-by-valve detail.

Wasynczuk, O. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA). School of Electrical Engineering)

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Modeling of nonstationary phenomena in the MHD-channel-inverter-substation system  

SciTech Connect

A method for constructing a mathematical model of nonstationary phenomena in a system consisting of an MHD channel and an inverter substation, operating on a powerful ac grid, is examined. The variants of the realization of the model on a computer are discussed. Results of the solution of model problems with a diagonal MHD channel are presented. It is found that there is a significant coupling between the MHD channel and the inverter substation in transient processes.

Gusev, Y.P.; Zatelepin, V.N.; Kuznetsova, T.N.; Medin, S.A.; Pishchikov, V.I.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Evaluation of Islanding Detection Methods for Utility-Interactive Inverters in Photovoltaic Systems  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the various methods and circuits that have been developed to detect an islanding condition for photovoltaic applications and presents three methods that have been developed to test those methods and circuits. Passive methods for detecting an islanding condition basically monitor parameters such as voltage and frequency and/or their characteristics and cause the inverter to cease converting power when there is sufficient transition from normal specified conditions. Active methods for detecting the island introduce deliberate changes or disturbances to the connected circuit and then monitor the response to determine if the utility grid with its stable frequency, voltage and impedance is still connected. If the small perturbation is able to affect the parameters of the load connection within prescribed requirements, the active circuit causes the inverter to cease power conversion and delivery of power to the loads. The methods not resident in the inverter are generally controlled by the utility or have communications between the inverter and the utility to affect an inverter shut down when necessary. This report also describes several test methods that may be used for determining whether the anti-islanding method is effective. The test circuits and methodologies used in the U.S. have been chosen to limit the number of tests by measuring the reaction of a single or small number of inverters under a set of consensus-based worst-case conditions.

BOWER, WARD I.; ROPP, MICHAEL

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Analysis of inverter models and harmonic propagation. Part II. Harmonic propagation  

SciTech Connect

Part II of a three part study describes the harmonic propagation in the photovoltaic power system consisting of the solar cell array, the inverter, and the ac side of the inverter up to the infinite bus of the utility. Propagation of the harmonics in the utility system are not addressed. Two main problems are analyzed: power in the converter system and harmonics of the current and voltage waveforms of the single-phase, dependent inverter. Relationships between the different components of the converter power - active, reactive and disturbance - are discussed. All formulas necessary for calculating the power components are given, assuming the harmonics of the current and voltage waveforms are known. The theoretical and experimental investigation of the single-phase, dependent inverter is described. The ac and dc terminal voltage of the inverter are analyzed and their harmonics are obtained. These data determine the harmonic propagation on both the dc and ac sides and may be useful for equipment design. Part I of the study (SAND 7040/1) contains a detailed description of the microcomputer based simulator that represents the output characteristics of the five commercially available types of solar cell arrays under different environmental conditions, and Part III (SAND 7040/3) presents an analysis of the transient and steady-state processes of inverter modules.

Slonim, M.A.; Stanek, E.K.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Central Ohio Turns Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas on AddThis.com... Nov. 13, 2009 Central Ohio Turns Trash Into Natural Gas W atch how the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio turns trash into compressed natural gas for fleet fuel.

217

CEBAF 200 kV Inverted Electron Gun  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two DC high volt­age GaAs pho­to­guns have been built at Jef­fer­son Lab based on a com­pact in­vert­ed in­su­la­tor de­sign. One pho­to­gun pro­vides the po­lar­ized elec­tron beam at CEBAF and op­er­ates at 130 kV bias volt­age. The other gun is used for high av­er­age cur­rent life­time stud­ies at a ded­i­cat­ed test fa­cil­i­ty and has been op­er­at­ed at bias volt­age up to 225 kV. The ad­van­tages of high­er DC volt­age for CEBAF in­clude re­duced space-charge emit­tance growth and the po­ten­tial for pro­longed pho­to­cath­ode life­time. How­ev­er, a con­se­quence of op­er­at­ing at high­er volt­ages is the in­creased like­li­hood of field emis­sion or break­down, both of which are un­ac­cept­able. High­lights of the R&D stud­ies lead­ing to­ward a pro­duc­tion 200keV GaAs pho­to­gun for CEBAF will be pre­sent­ed.

Grames, J M; Clark, J; Hansknecht, J; Poelker, M; Stutzman, M L; Suleiman, R; Surles-Law, K.E.L.; BastaniNejad, M

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Low-cost light-weight efficient 1. 5 kW inverters with and without output transformers. Final report, January 1976--June 1977  

SciTech Connect

Optimization efforts were completed on the 1.5 kW inverter described in report DECC-61098-003 (September 1975). A second inverter design was developed; in the second design the output transformer was eliminated. Tests were performed on both the optimized transformer-output inverter and the transformerless-output inverter. Tests included environmental tests on the transformer-output inverter. (Author)

Suelzle, L.R.; Suelzle, J.S.

1977-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

NETL: News Release - DOE Project Turns Abandoned Oil Lease Into  

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

March 27, 2001 March 27, 2001 DOE Project Turns Abandoned Oil Lease Into Million-Barrel Producer Advanced Technology Brings California Oil Field Back to Life BAKERSFIELD, CA - An abandoned Bakersfield, California oil lease, brought back to life in 1995 by a joint government-industry experimental project, has produced more than a million barrels of oil once thought unrecoverable. The Pru Lease Field is Now Back in Operation - Improved technology made possible by a joint DOE and private industry field test helped bring the Pru Lease back into production. - Because of the success, oil is now flowing from 100 new privately funded wells in the immediate vicinity, and experts predict that the advanced technologies demonstrated in the federally co-funded field test could lead

220

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Development of a dc-to-ac inverter based on waveshaping  

SciTech Connect

A new topology for utility-interactive, dc-ac inverters is explored. The approach is presently limited by available devices to the single-phase, 2 to 10 kW power levels typical of residential photovoltaic applications. The approach combines two of the three basic inverter operations - waveshaping and regulation - in a single dc-dc converter stage. The output of this stage is a full-wave rectified (unipolar) sine wave. An inversion stage follows, performing the third basic inverter operation. The output is a current sine wave. This approach features unity power factor and less than 2% total current harmonic distortion. A 1-kW prototype was constructed, using a buck (down) converter for the dc-dc stage switching at approximately 20 kHz. Efficiency was generally above 90% with a peak efficiency of 94%. A cost breakdown of the prototype indicated the inverter could be built to meet the DOE cost goals for this class of inverter.

Cox, C.H. III; Landsman, E.E.; Rasmussen, N.E.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Proof of feasibility of a novel inverter for photovoltaic power conditioning  

SciTech Connect

The Dickerson inverter concept obtains a sinewave current from an array that is segmented into a number of subarrays. These subarrays are switched among the ac phases so that the current from a given subarray is continuous and each phase is connected at all times to one or more subarrays. The control scheme assures a unity power factor currrent with real-time adjustment to power-system disturbances. A proof-of-concept inverter has been operated into a three-phase power system, with the dc supplied from a motor-generator set plus regulators that closely simulated the current-voltage characteristics of a photovoltaic array. The performance for the inverter has been projected for a 480V, three-phase system at the 50 kVA level. Computer simulations showed 98% utilization of array power was possible with efficiency better than 98% and harmonic content of 18% without filtering. An analysis of filtering costs indicates that reduction to 5% can be achieved at under $0.003 per watt for typical central-station applications. A more complex configuration was also analyzed with results of 99% utilization, 8% harmonic content, and the same efficiency. The intended power range for these inverters is 50 to 250 kVA per unit. The cost to produce the inverter at the 50 kVA level in quantities of 1000 units is estimated to be $0.05 per watt.

Dickerson, A.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

DOE Will Dispose of 34 Metric Tons of Plutonium by Turning it...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Metric Tons of Plutonium by Turning it into Fuel for Civilian Reactors January 23, 2002 Washington, DC DOE Will Dispose of 34 Metric Tons of Plutonium by Turning it into Fuel for...

224

Geek-Up[08.20.10] -- Turning Trash Bags into Battery Anodes and...  

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

Other Agencies You are here Home Geek-Up08.20.10 -- Turning Trash Bags into Battery Anodes and Researching the Gut Microbiome Geek-Up08.20.10 -- Turning Trash Bags...

225

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Rio Rico Fire District Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel on AddThis.com... March 3, 2013 Rio Rico Fire District Turns Grease Into Biodiesel

226

2012 SG Peer Review - Smart Inverter Controls and Microgrid Interoperation at DECC - Tom Rizy, ORNL  

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

g g Peer Review Meeting Smart Inverter Controls & Microgrid Interoperation at the Distributed Energy Communications & Controls (DECC) Lab ( ) D. Tom Rizy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) June 7 th 2012 June 7 th , 2012 Smart Inverter (SI) Controls and Microgrid (MG) Interoperation Microgrid (MG) Interoperation Objectives * D l d SI l f l i l DECC Microgrid * Develop and test SI controls for multiple renewable/nonrenewable DER. * Develop MG controls and communication requirements for high penetration DER. * I l t MG t DECC L b Technical Scope * Implement MG at DECC Lab. * Transfer technology to industry. Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY12 FY13 Out- Technical Scope * Develop advanced smart inverter control consisting of local droop (P-f, Q-V) control integrated with secondary closed

227

Japanese power electronics inverter technology and its impact on the American air conditioning industry  

SciTech Connect

Since 1983, technological advances and market growth of inverter- driven variable-speed heat pumps in Japan have been dramatic. The high level of market penetration was promoted by a combination of political, economic, and trade policies in Japan. A unique environment was created in which the leading domestic industries-- microprocessor manufacturing, compressors for air conditioning and refrigerators, and power electronic devices--were able to direct the development and market success of inverter-driven heat pumps. As a result, leading US variable-speed heat pump manufacturers should expect a challenge from the Japanese producers of power devices and microprocessors. Because of the vertically-integrated production structure in Japan, in contrast to the out-sourcing culture of the United States, price competition at the component level (such as inverters, sensors, and controls) may impact the structure of the industry more severely than final product sales. 54 refs., 47 figs., 1 tab.

Ushimaru, Kenji.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Photovoltaic power system tests on an 8-kilowatt single-phase line-commutated inverter  

SciTech Connect

A commercially available single-phase line-commutated inverter has been tested in a photovoltaic power system. Efficiency and power factor were measured as functions of solar array voltage and current. Also, the effects of input shunt capacitance and series inductance were determined. Tests were conducted from 15 to 75 percent of the 8 kW rated inverter input power. Measured efficiencies ranged from 76 percent (at 160 V and 8.0 A) to 88 percent (at 200 V and 18.7 A) at about 50 percent of rated inverter input power. Power factor ranged from 36 percent (at 160 V and 8.0 A) to 72 percent (at 200 V and 28.6 A).

Stover, J.B.

1978-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Optimum system design of a three-phase rectifier-inverter type of frequency changer  

SciTech Connect

Steadily decreasing prices and improved performance of semiconductor devices have raised expectations towards the development and large-scale application of motor-mounted static converters. In view of this, the design of a rectifier-inverter type of frequency changer which requires very small reactive components is considered. Accordingly, rectifier and inverter PWM schemes which generate the minimum possible harmonic distortion are first discussed. By using a suitable analysis method, ''optimum'' design data are obtained for every major system component. Resulting reactive component values are shown to be considerably smaller than the ones required by typical rectifier-inverter structures. Predicted key results are verified by computer simulation.

Ziogas, P.D.; Kang, Y-G.; Stefanovic, V.R.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Multilevel DC Link Inverter for Brushless Permanent Magnet Motors with Very Low Inductance  

SciTech Connect

Due to their long effective air gaps, permanent magnet motors tend to have low inductance. The use of ironless stator structure in present high power PM motors (several tens of kWs) reduces the inductance even further (< 100 {micro}H). This low inductance imposes stringent current regulation demands for the inverter to obtain acceptable current ripple. An analysis of the current ripple for these low inductance brushless PM motors shows that a standard inverter with the most commonly used IGBT switching devices cannot meet the current regulation demands and will produce unacceptable current ripples due to the IGBT's limited switching frequency. This paper introduces a new multilevel dc link inverter, which can dramatically reduce the current ripple for brushless PM motor drives. The operating principle and design guidelines are included.

Su, G.J.

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

231

Seasonal efficiencies of residential heat pump air conditioners with inverter-driven compressors  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a study to experimentally determine the steady-state characteristics, cyclic effect, and frosting/defrosting effect of a inverter heat pump currently available on the Japanese market and compute its seasonal efficiency based on the local outdoor air temperature data. It has been found that the APF of this heat pump is higher by 15% than that of the conventional fixed-speed heat pump. If cyclic and frosting/defrosting losses are eliminated, the APF of the inverter heat pump will be further improved by 2% to 6%. For the evaluation of an inverter heat pump, APF alone is not sufficient, and an additional parameter such as an annual comfort factor (ACF) is needed.

Hori, M.; Akamine, I.; Sakai, T.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Managing chaos: models of turn-taking in character-multichild interactions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Turn-taking decisions in multiparty settings are complex, especially when the participants are children. Our goal is to endow an interactive character with appropriate turn-taking behavior using visual, audio and contextual features. To that end, we ... Keywords: character-child interaction, child speech behavior, multimodal inference, multiparty turn-taking, overlapping speech

Iolanda Leite, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Sean Andrist, Jill Lehman

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Agelidis, “Inverter for Single-Phase Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems – An Overview,” Power Electron  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract- An overview on recent developments and a summary of the state-of-the-art of inverter technology in Europe for single-phase grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV) systems for power levels up to 5 kW is provided in this paper. The information includes details not only on the topologies commercially available but also on the switching devices employed and the associated switching frequencies, efficiency, price trends and market share. Finally, the paper outlines issues associated with the development of relevant international industry standards affecting PV inverter technology. I.

Martina Calais; Johanna Myrzik; Ted Spoone; Vassilios G. Agelidis

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next-generation three-phase inverters. Phase one annual report, 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The PV-MaT 4A subcontract addresses the cost effective manufacture of PV related end-products. Advanced Energy Systems Inc. (AES Inc.) has undertaken NREL contract No. ZAF-4-14271-10, {open_quotes}Next Generation Three Phase Inverter{close_quotes}, to combine leading industry skill with state-of-the-art technologies to realize cutting-edge PV inverter related products. To this end, in phase one of the PV-MaT contract, AES Inc. has made significant inroads toward establishing low cost manufacture of an intelligent controller PV-hybrid product.

Wesley, A.; Wills, R. [Advanced Energy Systems Inc., Wilton, NH (United States)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Testing and Development of a 30-kVA Hybrid Inverter: Lessons Learned and Reliability Implications  

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A 30-kVA Trace Technologies hybrid power processor was specified and tested at the Sandia inverter test facility. Trace Technologies involving the control system, in response to suggestions made modifications, primarily by Sandia and Arizona Public Service (APS) personnel. The modifications should make the inverter more universally applicable and less site-specific so that it can be applied in various sites with minimal field interaction required from the design engineer. The project emphasized the importance of battery management, generator selection, and site load management to the performance and reliability of hybrid power systems.

Ginn, J.W.

1998-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

236

A PWM method for reduction of switching loss in a full-bridge inverter  

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This paper presents the ``hybrid pulsewidth modulation`` (HPWM) method which requires only two of the four switches in a full-bridge inverter to be pulsewidth-modulated at high frequency, thus significantly reducing the switching losses in the other two switches. For triangular carriers, HPWM has the same frequency spectrum and switching losses as the conventional unipolar PM (UPWM). A low-frequency model for a fast-switching HPWM full-bridge inverter with high-quality output is described, and is substantiated by experimental data.

Lai, R.S.; Ngo, K.D.T. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Modeling and simulation of a single phase photovoltaic inverter and investigation of switching strategies for harmonic minimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this paper is to build an EMTDC model of a single phase photovoltaic inverter and to investigate switching strategies for harmonic minimisation. For the simulation of this model, the PSCAD/EMTDC software package was used and the waveforms ... Keywords: EMTDC model, harmonic minimization, single-phase photovoltaic inverter

St. Kourtesi; L. Ekonomou; A. Nakulas; G. P. Fotis; E. Zoulias

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

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

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

Schrock, Kenneth C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by  

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2: June 18, 2012 2: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #732: June 18, 2012 Days to Turn Trend by Vehicle Class on AddThis.com... Fact #732: June 18, 2012

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to  

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Great Smoky Mountains Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Turns to Alternative Fuels on AddThis.com...

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Advanced, High-Reliability, System-Integrated 500kW PV Inverter Development: Final Subcontract Report, 29 September 2005 - 31 May 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Xantrex Technology accomplished subcontract goals of reducing parts cost, weight, and size of its 500-kW inverter by 25% compared to state-of-the-art PV inverters, while extending reliability by 25%.

West, R.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Control of Inverter-Connected Sources in Autonomous Microgrids Ian A. Hiskens Eric M. Fleming  

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Control of Inverter-Connected Sources in Autonomous Microgrids Ian A. Hiskens Eric M. Fleming interconnection strate- gies. The resulting microgrid concept allows sub-networks of sources and loads to maintain to a microgrid, explores controller behaviour. The investigation considers disconnection from the main grid

Hiskens, Ian A.

244

Late miocene/pliocene origin of the inverted metamorphism of the Central Himalaya  

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The spatial association of intracontinental thrusting and inverted metamorphism, recognized in the Himalaya more than a century ago, has inspired continuing efforts to identify their causal relationship. Perhaps the best known sequence of inverted metamorphism is that found immediately beneath the Himalayan Main Central Thrust (MCT), generally thought to have been active during the Early Miocene. It has been widely assumed that the pattern of inverted metamorphism also developed at that time. Using a new approach, in situ Th-Pb dating of monazite included in garnet, we have discovered that the peak metamorphic recrystallization recorded in the footwall of the MCT fault occurred at ca. 5 Ma. The apparent inverted metamorphism resulted from activation of a broad shear zone beneath the MCT zone which juxtaposed two right-way-up metamorphic sequences. Recognition of this remarkably youthful phase of metamorphism resolves outstanding problems in Himalayan tectonics, such as why the MCT (and not the more recently initiated thrusts) marks the break in slope of the present day mountain range, and transcends others, such as the need for exceptional conditions to explain Himalayan anatexis.

Harrison, T.M.; Ryerson, F.J.; LeFort, P.; Yin, A. Lovera, O.M.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Modeling the overshooting effect for CMOS inverter delay analysis in nanometer technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the scaling of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology into the nanometer regime, the overshooting effect due to the input-to-output coupling capacitance has more significant influence on CMOS gate analysis, especially on CMOS ... Keywords: CMOS inverter, gate delay, nanometer technology, overshooting time, switch-resistor model, timing analysis

Zhangcai Huang; Atsushi Kurokawa; Masanori Hashimoto; Takashi Sato; Minglu Jiang; Yasuaki Inoue

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Dynamic Model Validation of PV Inverters under Short-Circuit Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photovoltaic (PV) modules have dramatically decreased in price in the past few years, spurring the expansion of PV deployment. Residential and commercial rooftop installations are connected to the distribution network, large-scale installation PV power ... Keywords: photovoltaic, PV, dynamic model, validation, solar PV inverter, renewables

E. Muljadi, M. Singh, R. Bravo, V. Gevorgian

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Optimal Inverter VAR Control in Distribution Systems with High PV Penetration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The intent of the study detailed in this paper is to demonstrate the benefits of inverter var control on a fast timescale to mitigate rapid and large voltage fluctuations due to the high penetration of photovoltaic generation and the resulting reverse power flow. Our approach is to formulate the volt/var control as a radial optimal power flow (OPF) problem to minimize line losses and energy consumption, subject to constraints on voltage magnitudes. An efficient solution to the radial OPF problem is presented and used to study the structure of optimal inverter var injection and the net benefits, taking into account the additional cost of inverter losses when operating at non-unity power factor. This paper will illustrate how, depending on the circuit topology and its loading condition, the inverter's optimal reactive power injection is not necessarily monotone with respect to their real power output. The results are demonstrated on a distribution feeder on the Southern California Edison system that has a very ...

Farivar, Masoud; Clarke, Christopher; Low, Steven

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

DC-AC Inverters for Static Condenser and Dynamic Voltage Restorer Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been significant recent interest in general classes of power electronic-based active power conditioners such as static condensers and dynamic voltage restorers. These systems are discussed in this paper with a focus on the inverter output stage. ... Keywords: Power Quality, Static var Compensators, Custom Power

Steven R. Ashcraft; S. Mark Halpin

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Fundamental Frequency Switching Control of Seven-Level Hybrid Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Inverter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter that can be implemented using only a single dc power source and capacitors. Standard cascaded multilevel inverters require n dc sources for 2n + 1 levels. Without requiring transformers, the scheme proposed here allows the use of a single dc power source (e.g., a battery or a fuel cell stack) with the remaining n-1 dc sources being capacitors, which is referred to as hybrid cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (HCMLI) in this paper. It is shown that the inverter can simultaneously maintain the dc voltage level of the capacitors and choose a fundamental frequency switching pattern to produce a nearly sinusoidal output. HCMLI using only a single dc source for each phase is promising for high-power motor drive applications as it significantly decreases the number of required dc power supplies, provides high-quality output power due to its high number of output levels, and results in high conversion efficiency and low thermal stress as it uses a fundamental frequency switching scheme. This paper mainly discusses control of seven-level HCMLI with fundamental frequency switching control and how its modulation index range can be extended using triplen harmonic compensation.

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Multilevel Cascade H-bridge Inverter DC Voltage Estimation Through Output Voltage Sensing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- level inverters with symmetric supply," in Proc. 35th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, vol Knoxville,USA ffilho@utk.edu, tolbert@utk.edu Burak Ozpineci Energy & Transportation Science Division Oak total harmonic distortion), and have less switching losses. However, they need more components, driver

Tolbert, Leon M.

251

Conditions for the invertibility of the isoparametric mapping for hexahedral finite elements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the isoparametric mapping, which maps a given reference element onto a global element given by its vertices, for trilinear finite elements on hexahedra. We present an algorithm that checks the positivity of the Jacobian determinant depending ... Keywords: hexahedral finite elements, invertibility, isoparametric mapping

P. Knabner; S. Korotov; G. Summ

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Improving tide-gauge data processing: A method involving tidal frequencies and inverted barometer effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea level measured at tide-gauge stations is affected by undesired events such as spikes, gaps, steps and time shifts. The presence of these instrumental failures seriously decreases the quality of each analysis done using the record. Furthermore, they ... Keywords: Data processing, Inverted barometer effect, Ocean tides, Sea-level changes, Tide-gauge observations

E. Gil; C. de Toro

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

On the invertibility of the XOR rotations of a binary word  

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We prove the following result regarding operations on a binary word whose length is a power of two: computing the exclusive-or of a number of rotated versions of the word is an invertible (one-to-one) operation if and only ...

Rivest, Ronald L.

254

CANDLE BURNING IN AN INVERTED JAR OVER WATER IN A TROUGH EXPERIMENT: SCIENCE TEACHERS' CONCEPTIONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CANDLE BURNING IN AN INVERTED JAR OVER WATER IN A TROUGH EXPERIMENT: SCIENCE TEACHERS' CONCEPTIONS contains about 20% oxygen despite our knowledge that burning in a closed environment does not consume during burning of carbon in oxygen (air) and the solubility rate of carbon dioxide in water

Knill, Oliver

255

Common Mode Voltage in case of Transformerless PV Inverters Connected to the Grid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

through the parasitic capacitance of the PV panels, can reach very high values. A common-mode model based grid connected PV system with the modeled parasitic capacitances, marked with grey lines, presentCommon Mode Voltage in case of Transformerless PV Inverters Connected to the Grid T. KEREKES* R

Kerekes, Tamas

256

Economical design of gate-commutated inverters for the grid-tied distributed generators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The cost-effectiveness of small distributed generating resources is vital to the success of the high penetration of distributed generators within the microgrid concept. A common mechanism is the use of highly efficient inverters following the electrical storage systems. In this paper

Mujahidul Islam; Adedamola Omole; Arif Islam; Alexander Domijan Jr.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

The Control Strategy Based on Improved Droop Method of Microgrid-Connected Inverters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A control strategy of inverters is proposed based on the control requirements of the distributed power sources in the microgrid, which realizes the seamless transition between the grid-connected mode and islanding mode. When the microgrid is connected ... Keywords: improved droop method, tranditional droop method, PQ control, V/f control

Sha Tian; Xiangqian Tong; Biying Ren

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Using the Inverted Echo Sounder to Measure Vertical Profiles of Gulf Stream Temperature and Geostrophic Velocity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The methodology for converting the travel time measurement of the inverted echo sounder (IES) into an amplitude of the first baroclinic dynamical mode, A1, is presented. For a Gulf Stream IES record the so-generated A1(t) time series is used to ...

Robert S. Pickart; D. Randolph Watts

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Early Swedish Contribution to Oceanography: Nils Gissler (1715–71) and the Inverted Barometer Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nils Gissler (1715–71) was a remarkable Swedish scientist and physician who appears to be the first to describe the inverted barometer effect, based on joint observations of sea level and atmospheric pressure at Härnösand, a small town on the ...

Gunnar I. Roden; H. Thomas Rossby

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Observations of Inertia-Gravity Waves in the Atlantic from Inverted Echo Sounders during FGGE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The study is based on observations from inverted echo sounders anchored near the equator in the western Atlantic Ocean. It appears to be a good method of detecting inertia-gravity waves with large vertical scale. The spectral analysis of the ...

Silvia Garzoli; Eli Joel Katz

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FPGA Implementation of Space Vector PWM Technique for Voltage Source Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drive  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents implementation of Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) technique for three phase Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Variable voltage and frequency supply to ac drives is invariably obtained ... Keywords: VSI, SVPWM, FPGA, Induction Motor

R. Rajendran; N. Devarajan

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Optimizing the panel area of a photovoltaic system in relation to the static inverter - practical results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to poor sizing grid-connected photovoltaic systems often underexploit the capacity of the static inverter resulting in reduced efficiency and an increase in the cost of energy. The objectives of the present project are: to show the effects of an oversized solar module area on the efficiency and profitability of a system, and to define the conditions required for oversizing. The simulations performed in a previous phase of the project showed that higher profitability was attained with the power of the photovoltaic field area sized between 40 and 80% (depending on the conditions) above the nominal power of the static inverter. The validation of these results was obtained from two sites: Herdern (near Zurich/Switzerland/lat 47.5 {degree}N/long 8.4 {degree}E/410 m above sea level) with three installations of 4.4, 3.8 and 3.4 kW S.T.C. for an inverter of nominal 3.3 kW a.c.; and Lausanne (Switzerland/lat 46.6 {degree}N/long 6.6 {degree}E/410 m above sea level) with three installations of 5.6, 4.0 and 2.4 kW S.T.C. for a static inverter of nominal 3.4 kW a.c. Detailed results are available for tests performed on both installations. The results clearly demonstrate the difference between optimal energy production and optimal energy cost. Finally, recommendations are given for optimization calculations of the photovoltaic module area and new construction directives for static inverters with a view to oversizing are issued. 5 refs., 6 figs., 8 tabs.

Keller, L. [Bureau d`Etudes Keller-Burnier, Lavigny (Switzerland); Affolter, P. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne (Switzerland)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Extended Constant Power Speed Range of the Brushless DC Motor Through Dual Mode Inverter Control  

SciTech Connect

The trapezoidal back electromotive force (emf) brushless direct current (dc) motor (BDCM) with surface-mounted magnets has high-power density and efficiency especially when rare-earth magnet materials are used. Traction applications, such as electric vehicles, could benefit significantly from the use of such motors. Unfortunately, a practical means for driving the motor over a constant power speed ratio (CPSR) of 5:1 or more has not yet been developed. A key feature of these motors is that they have low internal inductance. The phase advance method is effective in controlling the motor power over such a speed range, but the current at high speed may be several times greater than that required at the base speed. The increase in current during high-speed operation is due to the low motor inductance and the action of the bypass diodes of the inverter. The use of such a control would require increased current rating of the inverter semiconductors and additional cooling for the inverter, where the conduction losses increase proportionally with current, and especially for the motor, where the losses increase with the square of the current. The high current problems of phase advance can be mitigated by adding series inductance; however, this reduces power density, requires significant increase in supply voltage, and leaves the CPSR performance of the system highly sensitive to variations in the available voltage. A new inverter topology and control scheme has been developed that can drive low-inductance BDCMs over the CPSR that would be required in electric vehicle applications. This new controller is called the dual-mode inverter control (DMIC). It is shown that the BDCM has an infinite CPSR when it is driven by the DMIC.

Lawler, J.S.

2000-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

264

How to Turn a Jaguar into a Titan | Department of Energy  

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

How to Turn a Jaguar into a Titan How to Turn a Jaguar into a Titan How to Turn a Jaguar into a Titan November 27, 2012 - 3:02pm Addthis Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What powers Titan? 299,008 processor cores 710 terabytes of memory 8.2 MW power usage How to Turn a Jaguar into a Titan It takes more than the side mural to turn the fastest supercomputer dedicated to Open Science into the fastest computer in the world. The same room and cabinets that held supercomputer Jaguar, now holds Titan. Storified by Energy Department · Tue, Nov 27 2012 12:07:29 How did Oak Ridge National Labs turn this world-class supercomputer into an even faster, more efficient supercomputer? Wikimedia It took a little more than changing the sticker. Wikimedia

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Study of operation of a current-controlled power inverter with hysteretic current controllers under various control options  

SciTech Connect

Inverters with hysteretic current controllers have constituted one of the most common types of CD/AC power converters. They are used in high-performance AC drive systems and as a source of reactive power of power-conditioning systems. Their main feature consists in the presence of a current feedback which allows the avoidance sophisticated open-loop control strategies. Existing current-controlled inverters with hysteretic current controllers (CCI-HCC) result in the dependence of the inverter on its load characteristics, poor inverter utilization due to too much or too little supply voltage, and the current error in the tolerance band which causes deterioration of operation of the supplied motor. In this work, techniques and results of modeling the operation of a current-controlled three-phase power inverter with hysteretic current controllers are presented. Four symmetrical control options are considered: the so called independent type, semi-dependent type (a), semi-dependent type (b), and dependent type, each using three current controllers. Performance indices of an exemplary inverter-induction motor set and a RL-loaded inverter with two different mechanical loads and time constants, otherwise difficult to compute, were determined.

Rashidi, N.H.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Turning Ideas into Practice: How to Access Homeland Security R&D ...  

IBD-PO-10/01 Turning Ideas into Practice: How to Access Homeland Security R&D from Public Institutions September 16, 2003 Belinda Padilla Technology Commercialization ...

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Online monitoring of turn insulation deterioration in mains-fed induction machines using online surge testing .  

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??The development of an online method for the early detection of a stator turn insulation deterioration is the objective of the research at hand. A… (more)

Grubic, Stefan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

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

SciTech Connect

A method is presented showing that a 5-level cascade multilevel inverter for a three-phase permanent magnet sychronous motor drive can be implemented using only a single DC link to supply a standard 3-leg inverter along with three full H-bridges supplied by capacitors. It is shown that the capacitor voltages can be regulated while achieving an output voltage waveform that is 20% greater than that obained using the standard 3-leg inverter alone. Finally conditions are given in terms of the power factor and modulation index that determine when the capacitor voltage can regulated.

Chiasson, J. N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Analysis, design and optimization of the LCC resonant inverter as a high-intensity discharge lamp ballast  

SciTech Connect

A complete study of the clamped-mode (CM) series-parallel (LCC) resonant inverter together with some of the control-to-output characteristics are presented in this paper. Also, a new control method for the CM LCC resonant inverter is introduced. With this method, the inverter is forced to operate with optimum commutations and without handling reactive energy, thus minimizing both switching and conduction losses. The corresponding design procedure is illustrated with a design example. Finally, some experimental results obtained from a prototype at the laboratory are also shown to validate the analysis and evaluate the proposed control method.

Alonso, J.M.; Blanco, C.; Lopez, E.; Calleja, A.J.; Rico, M. [Univ. de Oviedo, Gijon (Spain). Dept. de Ingenieria Electrica y Electronica

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Hardware Development of a Laboratory-Scale Microgrid Phase 1--Single Inverter in Island Mode Operation: Base Year Report, December 2000 -- November 2001  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the activities of the first year of a three-year project to develop control software for micro-source distributed generation systems. The focus of this phase was on internal energy storage requirements, the modification of an off-the-shelf motor drive system inverter to supply utility-grade ac power, and a single inverter system operating in island mode. The report provides a methodology for determining battery energy storage requirements, a method for converting a motor drive inverter into a utility-grade inverter, and typical characteristics and test results of using such an inverter in a complex load environment.

Venkataramanan, G.; Illindala, M. S.; Houle, C.; Lasseter, R. H.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A Five-Level Three-Phase Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source for a PM Synchronous Motor Drive  

SciTech Connect

The interest here is in using a single DC power source to construct a 3-phase 5-level cascade multilevel inverter to be used as a drive for a PM traction motor. The 5-level inverter consists of a standard 3-leg inverter (one leg for each phase) and an H-bridge in series with each inverter leg, which use a capacitor as a DC source. It is shown that one can simultaneously maintain the regulation of the capacitor voltage while achieving an output voltage waveform which is 25% higher than that obtained using a standard 3-leg inverter by itself.

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Dynamic Model Validation of PV Inverters Under Short-Circuit Conditions: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Photovoltaic (PV) modules have dramatically decreased in price in the past few years, spurring the expansion of photovoltaic deployment. Residential and commercial rooftop installations are connected to the distribution network; large-scale installation PV power plants (PVPs) have benefited from tax incentives and the low cost of PV modules. As the level penetration of PV generation increases, the impact on power system reliability will also be greater. Utility power system planners must consider the role of PV generation in power systems more realistically by representing PV generation in dynamic stability analyses. Dynamic models of PV inverters have been developed in the positive sequence representation. NREL has developed a PV inverter dynamic model in PSCAD/EMTDC. This paper validates the dynamic model with an actual hardware bench test conducted by Southern California Edison's Distributed Energy Resources laboratory. All the fault combinations -- symmetrical and unsymmetrical -- were performed in the laboratory. We compare the simulation results with the bench test results.

Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Bravo, R.; Gevorgian, V.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

An Inverter Packaging Scheme for an Integrated Segmented Traction Drive System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The standard voltage source inverter (VSI), widely used in electric vehicle/hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) traction drives, requires a bulky dc bus capacitor to absorb the large switching ripple currents and prevent them from shortening the battery s life. The dc bus capacitor presents a significant barrier to meeting inverter cost, volume, and weight requirements for mass production of affordable EVs/HEVs. The large ripple currents become even more problematic for the film capacitors (the capacitor technology of choice for EVs/HEVs) in high temperature environments as their ripple current handling capability decreases rapidly with rising temperatures. It is shown in previous work that segmenting the VSI based traction drive system can significantly decrease the ripple currents and thus the size of the dc bus capacitor. This paper presents an integrated packaging scheme to reduce the system cost of a segmented traction drive.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Ayers, Curtis William [ORNL; Wiles, Randy H [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Fabrication and Evaluation of a High Performance SiC Inverter for Wireless Power Transfer Applications  

SciTech Connect

In this study, a high power density SiC high efficiency wireless power transfer converter system via inductive coupling has been designed and developed. The detailed power module design, cooling system design and power stage development are presented. The successful operation of rated power converter system demonstrates the feasible wireless charging plan. One of the most important part of this study is the wind bandgap devices packaged at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) using the in-house packaging technologies by employing the bare SiC dies acquired from CREE, which are rated at 50 A / 1200 V each. These packaged devices are also inhouse tested and characterized using ORNL s Device Characterization Facility. The successful operation of the proposed inverter is experimentally verified and the efficiency and operational characteristics of the inverter are also revealed.

Onar, Omer C [ORNL] [ORNL; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL] [ORNL; Ning, Puqi [ORNL] [ORNL; Miller, John M [ORNL] [ORNL; Liang, Zhenxian [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamics of adiabatic inverted annular flow: an experimental study. [PWR; BWR  

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For low-quality film boiling in tubes or rod bundles, the flow pattern may consist of a liquid jet-like core surrounded by a vapor annulus, i.e., inverted annular flow. The stability, shape, and break-up mechanisms of this liquid core must be understood in order to model correctly this regime and to develop appropriate interfacial transfer correlations. This paper reports on a study in which inverted annular flow was simulated in an adiabatic system. Turbulent water jets, issuing downward from long-aspect nozzles were enclosed within cocurrent gas annuli. Jet-core diameter and velocity, and gas-annulus diameter, velocity, and species were varied, yielding liquid Reynolds numbers up to 33,000, void fractions from 0.29 to 0.95, and relative velocities from near zero to over 80 m/s. Jet-core break-up lengths and secondarily, core break-up mechanisms, were observed visually, using strobe lighting.

De Jarlais, G.; Ishii, M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Dynamic Model Validation of PV Inverters Under Short-Circuit Conditions: Preprint  

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Photovoltaic (PV) modules have dramatically decreased in price in the past few years, spurring the expansion of photovoltaic deployment. Residential and commercial rooftop installations are connected to the distribution network; large-scale installation PV power plants (PVPs) have benefited from tax incentives and the low cost of PV modules. As the level penetration of PV generation increases, the impact on power system reliability will also be greater. Utility power system planners must consider the role of PV generation in power systems more realistically by representing PV generation in dynamic stability analyses. Dynamic models of PV inverters have been developed in the positive sequence representation. NREL has developed a PV inverter dynamic model in PSCAD/EMTDC. This paper validates the dynamic model with an actual hardware bench test conducted by Southern California Edison's Distributed Energy Resources laboratory. All the fault combinations -- symmetrical and unsymmetrical -- were performed in the laboratory. We compare the simulation results with the bench test results.

Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Bravo, R.; Gevorgian, V.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Shootthrough fault protection system for bipolar transistors in a voltage source transistor inverter  

SciTech Connect

Faulted bipolar transistors in a voltage source transistor inverter are protected against shootthrough fault current, from the filter capacitor of the d-c voltage source which drives the inverter over the d-c bus, by interposing a small choke in series with the filter capacitor to limit the rate of rise of that fault current while at the same time causing the d-c bus voltage to instantly drop to essentially zero volts at the beginning of a shootthrough fault. In this way, the load lines of the faulted transistors are effectively shaped so that they do not enter the second breakdown area, thereby preventing second breakdown destruction of the transistors.

Wirth, W.F.

1982-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

278

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Krishna Kumar Gupta

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Specification for Smart Inverter Interactions with the Electric Grid Using International Electrotechnical Commission 61850  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document contains a specification for communication with smart inverters. The communications enable a range of common functions for photovoltaic and storage systems. This specification is the work product of an industry collaborative activity that was managed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in coordination with the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Solar Electric Power Association. The activity was managed as an open process, ultimately engaging more than 35...

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

280

Plant Support Engineering: Guidance for Replacing Inverters and Battery Chargers at Nuclear Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities are continuing to pursue license renewal applications and power uprates, and these initiatives are being undertaken on an aging fleet of nuclear plants. Many plants must replace inverters and battery chargers to support these initiatives. However, industry expertise to support such activities has diminished since the days of plant constructionthere are fewer qualified vendors and equipment manufacturers, materials have changed in many cases, and licensees are typically not currently staffed for...

2008-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Policy Strategies and Paths to promote Sustainable Energy Systems- The dynamic Invert Simulation Tool  

SciTech Connect

The European Union has established a number of targetsregarding energy efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and CO2reductions as the 'GREEN PAPER on Energy Efficiency', the Directive for'promotion of the use of bio-fuels or other renewable fuels fortransport' or 'Directive of the European Parliament of the Council on thepromotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internalenergy market'. A lot of the according RES and RUE measures are notattractive for investors from an economic point of view. Thereforegovernmentsall over the world have to spend public money to promotethese technologies/measures to bring them into market. These expenditureshave to be adjusted to budget concerns and should be spent mostefficiently. Therefore, the spent money has to be dedicated totechnologies and efficiency measures with the best yield in CO2 reductionwithout wasting money. The core question: "How can public money - forpromoting sustainable energy systems - be spent most efficiently toreduce GHG-emissions?" has been well investigated by the European projectInvert. In course of this project a simulation tool has been designed toanswer this core question. This paper describes the modelling with theInvert simulation tool and shows the key features necessary forsimulating the energy system. A definition of 'Promotion SchemeEfficiency' is given which allows estimating the most cost effectivetechnologies and/or efficiency measures to reduce CO2 emissions.Investigations performed with the Invert simulation tool deliver anoptimum portfolio mix of technologies and efficiency measures for eachselected region. Within Invert seven European regions were simulated andfor the Austrian case study the detailed portfolio mix is shown andpolitical conclusions are derived.

Stadler, Michael; Kranzl, Lukas; Huber, Claus; Haas, Reinhard; Tsioliaridou, Elena

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Modification of the spontaneous emission of CdTe nanocrystals in TiO 2 inverted opals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A light source in a three-dimensional photonic crystal has been realized by depositing CdTenanocrystals on the inner surface of TiO 2 inverted opalfilms. Two effects

V. G. Solovyev; S. G. Romanov; C. M. Sotomayor Torres; M. Müller; R. Zentel; N. Gaponik; A. Eychmüller; A. L. Rogach

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete sliding-mode control of a PWM inverter for sinusoidal output waveform synthesis with optimal sliding curve  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a discrete sliding-mode control scheme with feedforward compensation for the closed-loop regulation of the pulse-width modulated (PWM) inverter used in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The proposed feedforward controller can effectively improve the tracking performance of the PWM inverter. In designing the sliding-mode controller, the authors have taken load disturbance into consideration to enhance the robustness of the PWM inverter. Moreover, the upper bound of the load disturbance under which the sliding condition can be maintained has also been derived. The sliding curve of the sliding-mode controller is designed such that the behavior of the controlled PWM inverter is optimal subject to the selected cost function. Due to the coordinate transformation proposed in this paper, only the output voltage needs to be measured as feedback for the purpose of closed-loop regulation. Simulation and experimental results are given to show the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme.

Jung, S.L.; Tzou, Y.Y. [National Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Control Engineering

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

A 55 kW Three-Phase Inverter With Si IGBT s and SiC Schottky Diodes  

SciTech Connect

Silicon carbide (SiC) power devices are expected to have an impact on power converter efficiency, weight, volume, and reliability. Currently, only SiC Schottky diodes are commercially available at relatively low current ratings. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has collaborated with Cree and Semikron to build a Si insulated-gate bipolar transistor-SiC Schottky diode hybrid 55-kW inverter by replacing the Si p-n diodes in Semikron's automotive inverter with Cree's made-to-order higher current SiC Schottky diodes. This paper presents the developed models of these diodes for circuit simulators, shows inverter test results, and compares the results with those of a similar all-Si inverter.

Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Kashyap, Avinash S [ORNL; Mantooth, Homer A [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

An Acoustic Telemetry System Implemented for Real-Time Monitoring of the Gulf Stream with Inverted Echo Sounders  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From August 1989 until August 1990, a simple acoustic telemetry system was used for obtaining real-time data from four inverted echo sounders (IESs) deployed in the Synoptic Ocean Prediction Experiment (SYNOP) inlet array in the Gulf Stream east ...

Stephan D. Howden; D. Randolph Watts; Karen L. Tracey; H. Thomas Rossby

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A 55-kW Three-Phase Inverter with Si IGBTs and SiC Schottky Diodes  

SciTech Connect

Silicon carbide (SiC) power devices are expected to have an impact on power converter efficiency, weight, volume, and reliability. Currently, only SiC Schottky diodes are commercially available at relatively low current ratings. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has collaborated with Cree and Semikron to build a Si insulated-gate bipolar transistor-SiC Schottky diode hybrid 55-kW inverter by replacing the Si p-n diodes in Semikron's automotive inverter with Cree's made-to-order higher current SiC Schottky diodes. This paper presents the developed models of these diodes for circuit simulators, shows inverter test results, and compares the results with those of a similar all-Si inverter.

Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan [ORNL; Mantooth, Homer A [ORNL; Kashyap, Avinash S [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Precipitation Regimes during Cold-Season Central U.S. Inverted Trough Cases. Part I: Synoptic Climatology and Composite Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is the first of two papers that examines the organization of the precipitation field in central U.S. cold-season cyclones involving inverted troughs. The first portion of the study examines the varying precipitation distribution that ...

Robert A. Weisman; Keith G. McGregor; David R. Novak; Jason L. Selzler; Michael L. Spinar; Blaine C. Thomas; Philip N. Schumacher

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Photovoltaic Inverter Functionality using 500 kW Power Hardware-in-Loop Complete System Laboratory Testing: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the increasing penetration of distribution connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, more and more PV developers and utilities are interested in easing future PV interconnection concerns by mitigating some of the impacts of PV integration using advanced PV inverter controls and functions. This paper describes the testing of a 500 kW PV inverter using Power Hardware-in-Loop (PHIL) testing techniques. The test setup is described and the results from testing the inverter in advanced functionality modes, not commonly used in currently interconnected PV systems, are presented. PV inverter operation under PHIL evaluation that emulated both the DC PV array connection and the AC distribution level grid connection are shown for constant power factor (PF) and constant reactive power (VAr) control modes. The evaluation of these modes was completed under varying degrees of modeled PV variability.

Mather, B. A.; Kromer, M. A.; Casey, L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Development of a low-cost, light-weight, efficient, 1. 5 kW inverter. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The effective use of low-voltage dc power sources, such as fuel cells and batteries, requires efficient power conversion equipment to provide ac voltages. The development of a silent, light-weight inverter is discussed in this paper. The inverter is capable of delivering 1.5 kW into a 0.8-1.0 power factor load at 120 or 240 Vac and at 60 or 400 Hz. (GRA)

Suelzle, L.R.; Suelzle, J.S.

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

PV Inverter Products Manufacturing and Design Improvements for Cost Reduction and Performance Enhancements: Final Subcontract Report, November 2003 (Revised)  

SciTech Connect

The specific objectives of this subcontracted development work by Xantrex Technology Inc. were to: (1) Capture the newest digital signal processor (DSP) technology to create high-impact,''next generation'' power conversion equipment for the PV industry; (2) Create a common resource base for three PV product lines. This standardized approach to both hardware and software control platforms will provide significant market advantage over foreign competition; (3) Achieve cost reductions through increased volume of common components, reduced assembly labor, and the higher efficiency of producing more products with fewer design, manufacturing, and production test variations; (4) Increase PV inverter product reliability. Reduce inverter size, weight and conversion losses. The contract goals were to achieve an overall cost reduction of 10% to 20% for the three inverters and with no compromise in performance. The cost of the 10-kW inverter was reduced by 56%, and the cost of the 25-kW inverter was reduced by 53%. The 2.5-kW inverter has no basis for comparison, but should benefit equally from this design approach. Not only were the contract cost reduction goals exceeded by a wide margin, but the performance and reliability of the products were also enhanced. The conversion efficiency improvement, as reflected in the 50% conversion loss reduction, adds significant value in renewable energy applications. The size and weight reductions also add value by providing less cumbersome product solutions for system designers.

West, R.

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turn Down the Temp, But Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze! | Department of Energy  

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

Turn Down the Temp, But Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze! Turn Down the Temp, But Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze! Turn Down the Temp, But Don't Let Your Pipes Freeze! November 16, 2009 - 7:42pm Addthis Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory I can be a strange and particular person at times. So here is a post wherein I will be strangely particular about setting the temperature on your thermostat. You often hear about how you should turn down the thermostat to save energy, and there are a slew of helpful ideas on the subject. I'm sure you've heard some of them right here on this blog: You can turn the thermostat down when you're out, when you're sleeping, and you can save about 1% on your energy bill per degree you turn your thermostat down! This is all very exciting. But before you go crazy with turning down the thermostat really low, I'd

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Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings |  

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

Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings March 30, 2011 - 2:44pm Addthis Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Tertia Speiser Project Officer, Golden Field Office What does this project do? Methane gas from biosolids, fats, oils, greases and other high strength industrial wastes is turned into energy. The county is improving efficiency and providing an alternative to clogging the sewers. The "Gas to Energy" system minimizes the impact of rising energy costs on consumers.

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Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings |  

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

Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings March 30, 2011 - 2:44pm Addthis Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Tertia Speiser Project Officer, Golden Field Office What does this project do? Methane gas from biosolids, fats, oils, greases and other high strength industrial wastes is turned into energy. The county is improving efficiency and providing an alternative to clogging the sewers. The "Gas to Energy" system minimizes the impact of rising energy costs on consumers.

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Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean  

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

Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean Energy Game Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean Energy Game February 9, 2011 - 1:40pm Addthis Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean Energy Game Paul Bryan Biomass Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy How does it work? Vegetative and agricultural waste reacts with oxygen to produce synthesis gas, which consists of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The gas is cooled, cleaned, and fed to naturally occurring bacteria. The bacteria convert the gas into cellulosic ethanol, which is then purified to be used as a transportation fuel. Blueprints of the INEOS Biorefinery | Courtesy of INEOS Today marks the groundbreaking of INEOS Bio's Indian River Bioenergy

295

Metal-based turn-on fluorescent probes for nitric oxide sensing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chapter 1. Metal-Based Turn-On Fluorescent Probes for Sensing Nitric Oxide. Nitric oxide, a reactive free radical, regulates a variety of biological processes. The absence of tools to detect NO directly, rapidly, specifically ...

Lim, Mi Hee

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Test Report on ISR Double-Loop, Spray-Cooled Inverter  

SciTech Connect

The Isothermal Systems Research, Inc. (ISR) double-loop, two-phase spray cooling system was designed to use 85 C transmission oil to cool a heat exchanger via a second cooling loop. The heat exchanger condenses the working fluid vapor back to liquid inside a sealed enclosure to allow for continuous spray cooling of electronics. In the ORNL tests, 85 C water/ethylene/glycol (WEG), which has better thermal properties than transmission oil, was substituted for the transmission oil. Because the ISR spray-cooling system requires a second cooling loop, the final inverter might be inherently larger than inverters that do not require a second-loop cooling system. The ISR test setup did not include a dc bus capacitor. Because the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) conduction test indicated that the ISR test setup could not be properly loaded thermally, no switching tests were conducted. Therefore it was not necessary to attach external capacitors outside the test setup. During load situations not exceeding 400A, the WEG inlet temperature was higher than the WEG outlet temperature. This meant that the 85 C WEG heat exchanger was not cooling the inverter and became a thermal load to the inverter. Only when the load was higher than 400A with a higher coolant temperature and the release valve actuated did the WEG heat exchanger start to cool the 2-phase coolant. The inverter relied strongly on the cooling of the huge aluminum enclosure located inside the ventilation chamber. In a hybrid vehicle, the inverter is situated under the hood, where the dependency on cooling provided by the enclosure may become a problem. The IGBT power dissipation with both sides being spray cooled was around 34 W/cm{sup 2} at 403A, with 995W total IGBT loss at 113.5 C projected junction temperature before the release valve was actuated. The current loading could rise higher than 403 A before reaching the 125 C junction temperature limit if the pressure buildup inside the enclosure could be prevented by improving the secondary cooling loop. This 34 w/cm{sup 2} was an average across all dies. There is no doubt that the cooling capability of the ISR spray-cooling test setup can be improved by (1) lowering the WEG inlet temperature from 85 C to say 70 C, this would condense the vapor better and lower the container pressure, (2) modification of the vapor condenser inside the container to cool both the vapor and the liquid of the 2-phase coolant, in the present setup only the vapor is cooled by the condenser inside the container, and (3) lower the liquid temperature through (1) and (2) to avoid the vaporization that causes cavitations in the pump for ensuring the pump's life expectance.

Hsu, John S [ORNL; Coomer, Chester [ORNL; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL; Wiles, Randy H [ORNL; Lowe, Kirk T [ORNL; McFee, Marshall T [ORNL

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Method and apparatus for reducing sample dispersion in turns and junctions of microchannel systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The performance of microchannel devices is improved by providing turns, wyes, tees, and other junctions that produce little dispersions of a sample as it traverses the turn or junction. The reduced dispersion results from contraction and expansion regions that reduce the cross-sectional area over some portion of the turn or junction. By carefully designing the geometries of these regions, sample dispersion in turns and junctions is reduced to levels comparable to the effects of ordinary diffusion. A numerical algorithm was employed to evolve low-dispersion geometries by computing the electric or pressure field within candidate configurations, sample transport through the turn or junction, and the overall effective dispersion. These devices should greatly increase flexibility in the design of microchannel devices by permitting the use of turns and junctions that do not induce large sample dispersion. In particular, the ability to fold electrophoretic and electrochrornatographic separation columns will allow dramatic improvements in the miniaturization of these devices. The low-lispersion devices are particularly suited to electrochromatographic and electrophoretic separations, as well as pressure-driven chromatographic separation. They are further applicable to microfluidic systems employing either electroosrnotic or pressure-driven flows for sample transport, reaction, mixing, dilution or synthesis.

Griffiths, Stewart K. (Danville, CA); Nilson, Robert H. (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Note: Frequency-conversion photonic Doppler velocimetry with an inverted circulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photonic Doppler velocimetry (PDV) is a fiber-based interferometer used in dynamic compression research. Conventional PDV systems are simple to construct but do not perform well in all measurement conditions, while universal PDV systems that support many different configurations are complex and expensive. A simpler approach is the use of external, inverted circulators which can be added and removed in a modular fashion. This technique permits frequency-conversion measurements with a conventional PDV system. Using a correction to remove baseline effects, frequency conversion systems can resolve low velocity transients that conventional PDV cannot.

Dolan, D. H.; Ao, T. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1195 (United States); Hernandez, O. [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

Dynamic performance of a STATCON at an HVDC inverter feeding a very weak AC system  

SciTech Connect

This paper investigates the dynamic performance of the advanced static var compensator or STATCON at a high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter terminal where the ac system has a very low short circuit ratio (SCR). The STATCON is based on a nine-level GTO thyristor inverter. The studies include operating characteristics of the STATCON under various ac and dc disturbances. The simulation results are compared with other types of reactive power compensation options available for such applications. It is shown that the STATCON has clear advantages over the other compensators, in areas such as; fault response time, voltage support ability, and dc recovery, while operating with very weak ac systems.

Zhuang, Y.; Menzies, R.W. [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Nayak, O.B. [HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Turanli, H.M. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Modeling of Inverter Control with Distribution Management System for Distributed Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A distribution energy resource management system (DERMS) has been added as an external control to the OpenDSS software. This report discusses that control and provides case studies illustrating the feeder response. The visual interpretation of the feeder in the external control is similar to that of an operator’s control interface.The DERMS uses meters on a feeder to provide power flow data. This data is processed and used to update the control of the inverter-based generation. The ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured performances of curved inverted-vee, absorber compound parabolic concentrating solar-energy collectors  

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The design and thermal performance of modified compound parabolic concentrating (CPC) solar-energy collectors are described. The designs incorporate a curved inverted-Vee absorber fin, which allows a reflector of simple geometry to be used. This CPC collector, has exhibited a superior performance to that of a conventional cusp-reflector CPC design, owing to the enhancement of the optical efficiency obtained by eliminating gap optical losses and an enhanced heat removal factor. The consequence upon the performance of a further design refinement, which inhibited the convective heat losses, is also reported.

Norton, B. (Univ. of Ulster at Jordanstown (Ireland)); Prapas, D.E. (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)); Eames, P.C.; Probert, S.D. (Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford (England))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

A Novel Inductor-less DC-AC Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Boost Inverter for Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an inductorless cascaded H- bridge multilevel boost inverter for EV and HEV applications. Currently available power inverter systems for HEVs use a DC- DC boost converter to boost the battery voltage for a traditional 3-phase inverter. The present HEV traction drive inverters have low power density, are expensive, and have low efficiency because they need a bulky inductor. An inductorless cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter for EV and HEV applications is proposed in this paper. Traditionally, each H-bridge needs a DC power supply. The proposed inductorless cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter uses a standard 3-leg inverter (one leg for each phase) and an H-bridge in series with each inverter leg which uses a capacitor as the DC power source. Fundamental switching scheme is used to do modulation control and to produce a 5-level phase voltage. Experiments show that the proposed inductorless DC-AC cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter can output a boosted AC voltage.

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a modular, bi-directional power inverter for photovoltaic applications. Annual technical progress report, August 1995--August 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of this research and development contract is to develop and prototype for manufacturing a modular, bi-directional power inverter for photovoltaic applications. This modular inverter will be used as building block for larger inverters by connecting in parallel (for higher power) or in series (for higher AC voltage) or both. The modular inverter will be capable of being interconnected for single, split and three phase configurations for both 60 hertz (domestic) and 50 hertz (international) applications. The design will also construction of units with different DC input voltages and AC output voltages to further satisfy various application and market requirements. By standardizing on a single {open_quotes}building block{close_quotes} inverter module, the need to build multiple models and sizes for different application can be avoided. The higher volume of a single design will allow improved manufacturing and will result in higher reliability by reducing low volume will allow improved manufacturing will result in higher reliability by reducing low volume modifications. The result will be lower cost and improved performance of photovoltaic systems.

Freitas, C. [Trace Engineering Company, Inc., Arlington, WA (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Results from integrated tests of a 50MW /SUB t/ MHD channel and inverter at the CDIF  

SciTech Connect

An important series of tests have been completed at the Component Development and Integration Facility (CDIF); MHD generated DC power was transmitted as three-phase AC power to the commercial power grid, via a line-commutated inverter. Test results presented show the inverter to be a useful tool for characterization of MHD channel electrical output as a function of various plasma and load conditions, during both transient and steady-state operations. Coupled MHD channel-to-inverter operation was achieved and sufficient data were gathered to verify inverter operation in three modes: voltage, current, and impedance. An overall DC to AC power transfer relationship was established and an evaluation of inverter output characteristics including voltage, current, and power factor, were obtained. Load characteristics for maximum MHD channel power output and sensitivity of the MHD channel performance to a wide range of external load settings were determined. During the test series, 2.7 MWh of three-phase AC power was transmitted to the commercial power grid.

Farrar, L.C.; Ferraro, R.J.; Koester, J.K.; Ray, E.R.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

PV water pumping with a peak-power tracker using a simple six-step square-wave inverter  

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The application of photovoltaics (PVs) has been increasingly popular, especially in remote areas, where power from a utility is not available or is too costly to install. PV-powered water pumping is frequently used for agriculture and in households. Among many available schemes, the system under study consists of a PV array, a variable-frequency inverter, an induction motor, and a water pump. The inverter feeds the induction motor, which drives the water pump. To seek the optimum power output of the PV array, the inverter is operated at variable frequency, to vary the output of the water pump. The inverter is operated to generate a six-step quasi-square wave, instead of a pulsewidth modulated (PWM) voltage output, to reduce the switching losses. The inverter acts as both a variable-frequency source and a peak-power tracker of the system, thus, having the number of switches minimized. The system is a low-cost design, with a simple control strategy. The dc bus is supported by a dc capacitor; thus, a balance-of-power flow must be maintained to avoid the collapse of the dc-bus voltage. Another advantage of the system is that the current is limited to an upper limit of the PV-array current. Thus, in case a short circuit is developed, the motor winding and the power semiconductor switches can be protected against excessive current flow.

Muljadi, E. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invert Recommendations The Invert project  

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Energy Act: FITs guaranteed for 20 years. In more detail, FITs for new installations in 2003 are: Hydro, Tidal, Wave and Small Hydro, Regulation Energy Tax (REB) No United Kingdom TGC No Quota obligation of the European Commission, DG TREN Duration: May 2003 ­ April 2005 Co-ordination: - EEG - Energy Economics Group

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Control of Two Permanent Magnet Machines Using a Five-Leg Inverter for Automotive Applications  

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This paper presents digital control schemes for control of two permanent magnet (PM) machines in an integrated traction and air-conditioning compressor drive system for automotive applications. The integrated drive system employs a five-leg inverter to power a three-phase traction PM motor and a two-phase compressor PM motor by tying the common terminal of the two-phase motor to the neutral point of the three-phase motor. Compared to a three-phase or a standalone two-phase inverter, it eliminates one phase leg and shares the control electronics between the two drives, thus significantly reducing the component count of the compressor drive. To demonstrate that the speed and torque of the two PM motors can be controlled independently, a control strategy was implemented in a digital signal processor, which includes a rotor flux field orientation based control (RFOC) for the three-phase motor, a similar RFOC and a position sensorless control in the brushless dc (BLDC) mode for the two-phase motor. Control implementation issues unique to a two-phase PM motor are also discussed. Test results with the three-phase motor running in the ac synchronous (ACS) mode while the two-phase motor either in the ACS or the BLDC mode are included to verify the independent speed and torque control capability of the integrated drive.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Huang, Xianghui [GE Global Research

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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San Francisco Turns Up The Heat In Push To Eliminate Old Boilers |  

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Francisco Turns Up The Heat In Push To Eliminate Old Boilers Francisco Turns Up The Heat In Push To Eliminate Old Boilers San Francisco Turns Up The Heat In Push To Eliminate Old Boilers February 8, 2011 - 5:37pm Addthis Before and after shots of a new boiler system | courtesy of the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Before and after shots of a new boiler system | courtesy of the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Johanna Sevier Project Officer, Golden Field Office San Francisco's extensive stock of multifamily properties is getting some critical assistance in replacing old and inefficient boilers with new, high-efficiency heating systems using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. By providing financial incentives to property owners, new heating systems result in energy savings, job creation for

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Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel |  

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Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel July 22, 2010 - 12:01pm Addthis Daniel B. Poneman Daniel B. Poneman Deputy Secretary of Energy From the Manhattan Project to AT&T's Bell Laboratories, we've seen the transformative results that can happen when we bring together some of our best scientific minds. American innovation has solved some of the world's toughest problems and made our country a leader in the global economy. Today, we're looking to the past to help build a brighter future. We're bringing together some of our nation's top scientists and engineers to form multi-disciplinary, highly-collaborative research teams to achieve energy breakthroughs. That is the idea behind our new Energy Innovation Hubs. Today I have the

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Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy |  

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Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy September 20, 2012 - 1:10pm Addthis The University of Maryland team accepted the award for the best combined heat, hydrogen, and power system design at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) in Toronto. | Photo courtesy of Jennie Moton. The University of Maryland team accepted the award for the best combined heat, hydrogen, and power system design at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) in Toronto. | Photo courtesy of Jennie Moton. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? The Maryland team's CHHP design produces 1.2 MW of electricity and

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BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead | Department of Energy  

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BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead September 28, 2012 - 11:59am Addthis To commemorate what BPA considers a 75-year partnership with the Columbia River, which is the cornerstone of BPA's relationship with the people and utilities of the Northwest, BPA releases the first video of a series detailing its history. Teresa Waugh Public Affairs Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration What is BPA? BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest. BPA's service territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Seventy five years ago last month, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the

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Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy |  

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Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy September 20, 2012 - 1:10pm Addthis The University of Maryland team accepted the award for the best combined heat, hydrogen, and power system design at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) in Toronto. | Photo courtesy of Jennie Moton. The University of Maryland team accepted the award for the best combined heat, hydrogen, and power system design at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) in Toronto. | Photo courtesy of Jennie Moton. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? The Maryland team's CHHP design produces 1.2 MW of electricity and

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Dynamics of stainless steel turning: Analysis by flicker-noise spectroscopy  

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We use flicker-noise spectroscopy (FNS), a phenomenological method for the analysis of time and spatial series operating on structure functions and power spectrum estimates, to identify and study harmful chatter vibrations in a regenerative turning process. The 3D cutting force components experimentally measured during stainless steel turning are analyzed, and the parameters of their stochastic dynamics are estimated. Our analysis shows that the system initially exhibiting regular vibrations associated with spindle rotation becomes unstable to high-frequency noisy oscillations (chatter) at larger cutting depths. We suggest that the chatter may be attributed to frictional stick-and-slip interactions between the contact surfaces of cutting tool and workpiece. We compare our findings with previously reported results obtained by statistical, recurrence, multifractal, and wavelet methods. We discuss the potential of FNS in monitoring the turning process in manufacturing practice.

Litak, Grzegorz; Timashev, Serge F; Rusinek, Rafal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of stainless steel turning: Analysis by flicker-noise spectroscopy  

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We use flicker-noise spectroscopy (FNS), a phenomenological method for the analysis of time and spatial series operating on structure functions and power spectrum estimates, to identify and study harmful chatter vibrations in a regenerative turning process. The 3D cutting force components experimentally measured during stainless steel turning are analyzed, and the parameters of their stochastic dynamics are estimated. Our analysis shows that the system initially exhibiting regular vibrations associated with spindle rotation becomes unstable to high-frequency noisy oscillations (chatter) at larger cutting depths. We suggest that the chatter may be attributed to frictional stick-and-slip interactions between the contact surfaces of cutting tool and workpiece. We compare our findings with previously reported results obtained by statistical, recurrence, multifractal, and wavelet methods. We discuss the potential of FNS in monitoring the turning process in manufacturing practice.

Grzegorz Litak; Yuriy S. Polyakov; Serge F. Timashev; Rafal Rusinek

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Geek-Up[08.20.10] -- Turning Trash Bags into Battery Anodes and Researching  

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8.20.10] -- Turning Trash Bags into Battery Anodes and 8.20.10] -- Turning Trash Bags into Battery Anodes and Researching the Gut Microbiome Geek-Up[08.20.10] -- Turning Trash Bags into Battery Anodes and Researching the Gut Microbiome August 20, 2010 - 5:18pm Addthis Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? An Argonne Scholar has figured out a way to convert grocery bags into carbon nanotubes that can be used as components for lithium-ion batteries. We have about three pounds of bacteria living in our gut -- most of which is helpful for our immune system development and metabolism. Scientists at Ames Laboratory are making batteries that are "greener" and more cost-efficient by using rare earth elements -- neodymium

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Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans | Department of  

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Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans September 28, 2011 - 3:23pm Addthis American farmers harvest 80 million acres of corn each autumn. The corn stover usually left on a hewn field can be processed into a renewable transportation fuel called bioethanol. | Image courtesy of POET American farmers harvest 80 million acres of corn each autumn. The corn stover usually left on a hewn field can be processed into a renewable transportation fuel called bioethanol. | Image courtesy of POET Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Farmers, truck operators, farm equipment distributors and agricultural laborers all benefit from the emerging bioethanol market in

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Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset | Department of  

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Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset September 19, 2012 - 10:43am Addthis The completed Nashville Bridge Company's building (called NABRICO for short) includes a geothermal heat pump system to keep public energy costs low. | Photo courtesy of David Powell, AIA. The completed Nashville Bridge Company's building (called NABRICO for short) includes a geothermal heat pump system to keep public energy costs low. | Photo courtesy of David Powell, AIA. Built in 1908, the NABRICO building was once a vital asset to Nashville's local economy. | Photo courtesy of Barry Griffith. Built in 1908, the NABRICO building was once a vital asset to Nashville's local economy. | Photo courtesy of Barry Griffith.

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Energy Department Turns Up the Heat and Power on Industrial Energy  

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Department Turns Up the Heat and Power on Industrial Energy Department Turns Up the Heat and Power on Industrial Energy Efficiency Energy Department Turns Up the Heat and Power on Industrial Energy Efficiency March 13, 2013 - 12:19pm Addthis Learn how combined heat and power could strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, lower energy consumption and reduce harmful emissions. | Infographic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Learn how combined heat and power could strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, lower energy consumption and reduce harmful emissions. | Infographic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Katrina Pielli Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy What is Combined Heat and Power? Often called cogeneration or CHP, a combined heat and power system

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Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans | Department of  

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Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans September 28, 2011 - 3:23pm Addthis American farmers harvest 80 million acres of corn each autumn. The corn stover usually left on a hewn field can be processed into a renewable transportation fuel called bioethanol. | Image courtesy of POET American farmers harvest 80 million acres of corn each autumn. The corn stover usually left on a hewn field can be processed into a renewable transportation fuel called bioethanol. | Image courtesy of POET Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Farmers, truck operators, farm equipment distributors and agricultural laborers all benefit from the emerging bioethanol market in

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How Miami, Florida is Turning Waste Into Cash | Department of Energy  

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How Miami, Florida is Turning Waste Into Cash How Miami, Florida is Turning Waste Into Cash How Miami, Florida is Turning Waste Into Cash April 7, 2011 - 3:43pm Addthis Miami-Dade officials talk about using EECBG grant funds for their Methane Sequestration Project. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? Methane gas captured from a landfill will provide 30 percent of the electricity used at an adjacent wastewater plant. The project will upgrade and expand the existing power generation system at the water plant. The county will increase the amount of self-generated electricity, and reduce the county's consumption of electricity generated from fossil fuels. In Miami, Florida, methane gas captured from a regional landfill will be used to provide 30 percent of the electricity used at an adjacent regional

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60 Years Since Nuclear Turned on the Lights | Department of Energy  

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60 Years Since Nuclear Turned on the Lights 60 Years Since Nuclear Turned on the Lights 60 Years Since Nuclear Turned on the Lights December 20, 2011 - 10:50am Addthis Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs "We have moved far to tame for peaceful uses the mighty forces unloosed when the atom was split." President Johnson, 1966 At 1:23pm on December 20, 1951, Argonne National Laboratory director Walter Zinn scribbled into his log book, "Electricity flows from atomic energy. Rough estimate indicates 45 kw." At that moment, scientists from Argonne and the National Reactor Testing Station, the forerunner to today's Idaho National Laboratory, watched four light bulbs glow, powered by the world's first nuclear reactor to generate electricity. Fifteen years later, in Arco, Idaho, President Johnson stood at this same

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Diamond-turning HP-21 beryllium to achieve an optical surface  

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Investigation of diamond turning on beryllium was made in anticipation of obtaining an optical finish. Although results of past experiences were poor, it was decided to continue diamond turning on beryllium beyond initial failures. By changing speed and using coolant, partial success was achieved. Tool wear was the major problem. Tests were made to establish and plot wear as a function of cutting speed and time. Slower speeds did cause lower wear rates, but at no time did wear reach an acceptable level. The machine, tools, and procedure used were chosen based on the results of preliminary attempts and on previous experience. It was unnecessary to use an air-bearing spindle because tool failure governed the best finish that could be expected. All tools of diamond composition, whether single crystal or polycrystalline, wore at unacceptable rates. Based on present technology, it must be concluded that beryllium cannot be feasibly diamond turned to achieve an optical finish. (22 fig.) (auth)

Allen, D.K.; Hauschildt, H.W.; Bryan, J.B.

1975-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel |  

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Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel July 22, 2010 - 12:01pm Addthis Daniel B. Poneman Daniel B. Poneman Deputy Secretary of Energy From the Manhattan Project to AT&T's Bell Laboratories, we've seen the transformative results that can happen when we bring together some of our best scientific minds. American innovation has solved some of the world's toughest problems and made our country a leader in the global economy. Today, we're looking to the past to help build a brighter future. We're bringing together some of our nation's top scientists and engineers to form multi-disciplinary, highly-collaborative research teams to achieve energy breakthroughs. That is the idea behind our new Energy Innovation Hubs. Today I have the

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PROTON RADIOGRAPHY EXAMINATION OF UNBURNED REGIONS IN PBX 9502 CORNER TURNING EXPERIMENTS  

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PBX 9502 Corner Turning Experiments have been used with various diagnostics techniques to study detonation wave propagation and the boosting of the insensitive explosive. In this work, the uninitiated region of the corner turning experiment is examined using Proton Radiography. Seven transmission radiographs obtained on the same experiment are used to map out the undetonated regions on each of three different experiments. The results show regions of high-density material, a few percent larger than initial explosive density. These regions persist at nearly this density while surrounding material, which has reacted, is released as expected. Calculations using Detonation Shock Dynamics are used to examine the situations that lead to the undetonated regions.

E. N. FERM; C. L. MORRIS; ET AL

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverter Eligibility Listing Procedure for Solar Electric Incentive Programs Updated 8/24/11 Senate Bill 1 (SB1) defines the solar incentive programs for California, and inverters must be listed on  

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/24/11 Senate Bill 1 (SB1) defines the solar incentive programs for California, and inverters must be listed two staterun programs, the California Solar Initiative and the New Solar Homes Partnership, as well as solar incentive programs administered by publicly owned utilities. The California Solar Initiative

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Inverted organic solar cells comprising a solution-processed cesium fluoride interlayer  

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We investigate the influence of solution-processed cesium fluoride (CsF) interlayers on the performance of inverted polymer solar cells comprising a blend of poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl):[6,6]-phenyl C{sub 61}-butyric acid methyl ester. The thickness of the CsF layer is optimized in terms of current-voltage characteristics by a variation of the solid content in solution. Capacitance-voltage characteristics reveal a shift of the built-in voltage at the cathode interface by about 0.3 V as compared to devices without a CsF layer, giving rise to an increase in open-circuit voltage by the same value. The vertical distribution of Cs{sup +} and F{sup +} ions is studied by secondary ion mass spectroscopy, indicating a strong diffusion of the alkaline fluoride into the organic layer stack.

Reinhard, Manuel; Zhang Zhenhao; Colsmann, Alexander; Lemmer, Uli [Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Engesserstrasse 13, 76131 Karlsruhe (Germany); Hanisch, Jonas; Ahlswede, Erik [Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wuerttemberg, Industriestrasse 6, 70565 Stuttgart (Germany)

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of GTO voltage source inverter in a hybrid HVDC link  

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This paper investigates the application of a GTO voltage source inverter in a two-terminal HVdc link, which is fed at the sending end by a line-commutated rectifier. This type of HVdc link may be applied when power transfer is predominantly unidirectional, especially to a weak ac system. The investigations are based on analytical studies and digital time-domain simulations with the Electro-Magnetic Transient program for DC systems (EMTDC). Control method and protection requirements are studied, together with dynamic behavior of the system following disturbances, e.g. dc fault, ac fault, start-up etc. The studies are aimed at exhibiting the technical feasibility of the proposed HVdc scheme. Need for further studies is pointed out when necessary.

Zhao, Z.; Iravani, M.R. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed Control of Multi Level Inverter Designed DC Series Motor with Neuro-Fuzzy Controllers  

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This paper describes the speed control of a DC series motor for an accurate and high-speed performance. A neural network based controlling operation with fuzzy modeling is suggested in this paper. The driver units of these machines are designed with a Multi-level inverter operation and are controlled by a common current control mechanism for an accurate and efficient driving technique for DC series motor. The neuro-fuzzy logic control technique is introduced to eliminate uncertainties in the plant parameters of the DC Series motors, and also considered as potential candidate for different applications to prove adequacy of the proposed control algorithm through simulations. The simulation result with such an approach is made and observed efficient over other controlling technique.

MadhusudhanaRao, G

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility-Side Voltage and PQ Control with Inverter-based Photovoltaic Systems  

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Distributed energy resources (DER) are small generators located close to the load centers. The DERs that are integrated to the grid with the power electronic converter interfaces are capable of providing nonactive power in addition to active power. Hence, they are capable of regulating the voltages of the weak buses in the distribution systems. This paper discusses the voltage control capability of photovoltaic (PV) systems as compared to the traditional capacitor banks. The simulation results prove the effectiveness of dynamic voltage control capability of inverter-based PV. With the proper control algorithm, the active and nonactive power from the DERs like battery banks or solar photovoltaic can be controlled independently. This paper also presents the scenario of controlling the active and nonactive power from the PV array to track and supply the local load.

Adhikari, Sarina [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL; Li, Fangxing [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [ORNL; Kueck, John D [ORNL; Snyder, Isabelle B [ORNL; Barker, Thomas J. [Southern California Edison RTTC; Hite, Ronald [Southern California Edison RTTC

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation for turning a Bucket Wheel Reclaimer into a robotic arm  

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This paper presents the ground work prepared for turning a Bucket Wheel Reclaimer (BWR) into a robotic arm for operation automation. BWR has been widely used in dealing with bulk materials by removing them from the conveyor and stack them as well as ...

Tien-Fu Lu

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Saving Tips 1. Turn the radiator off when you are out.  

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your mobile phone charger at the wall when you are not using it. 16. Use energy efficient light bulbs. Switch off the light when you leave your room. 14. Switch off the light when it is sunny. 15. Switch off to turn lights off in unoccupied rooms 48% use the car for short journeys 44% wash clothes at 60C 32

Brierley, Andrew

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Machining force regression models and real time control when turning MET 4 metallized coating  

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Due to their wide range of application, metallized coatings are widely used in industry, both for wear resistance or corrosion protection. In order to obtain the required geometric precision, machining these coatings is many times required. As their ... Keywords: control system, experiments design, force, metallized coating, real time, regression, turning

Mihaiela Iliescu; Luigi Vl?d?reanu; Marius Soceanu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using RefWorks with Google Docs In your browser turn OFF Pop Up blockers  

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Using RefWorks with Google Docs In your browser turn OFF Pop Up blockers 1. Log in to Google Docs and RefWorks on separate browser Tabs. 2. Compose your document in Google Docs. When you need to insert to be cited. Copy and Paste the citation place marker with curly brackets into the Google Doc. Click "Clear

MacMillan, Andrew

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Wind Energy in Indian Country: Turning to Wind for the Seventh Generation  

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Wind Energy in Indian Country: Turning to Wind for the Seventh Generation by Andrew D. Mills: ___________________________________________ Jane Stahlhut Date #12;Wind Energy in Indian Country A.D. Mills Abstract - ii - Abstract Utility for the purpose of economic development. The aim of this project is to show how wind energy projects on tribal

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Grid connection of wave power farm using an N-level cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter  

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An N-level cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter is proposed for grid connection of large wave power farms. The point-absorber wave energy converters are individually rectified and used as isolated DC-sources. The variable power characteristics of the ...

Rickard Ekström, Mats Leijon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precipitation Regimes during Cold-Season Central U.S. Inverted Trough Cases. Part II: A Comparative Case Study  

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This is the second of two papers that examine the organization of the precipitation field during central U.S. cold-season cyclones involving inverted troughs (ITs). The first paper (Part I) used a climatology and composites to find synoptic-scale ...

Philip N. Schumacher; Gregory Frosig; Jason L. Selzler; Robert A. Weisman

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using an Army of Inverted Echo Sounders to Measure Dynamic Height and Geostrophic Current in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre  

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In 1991, an array of five inverted echo sounders (IESs) was deployed about 100 km north of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment deep-water station. IESs record the round-trip acoustic travel time from the ...

Stephen M. Chiswell

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on the relationship between left-turn traffic operations and safety at signalized intersections  

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Intersections are the most complex locations in a traffic system and are likely to have a higher crash count than any other location in the system. Intersection safety is related to traffic operations, such as traffic signal and approaching volume. The objective of this study is to determine the contributing factor for left-turn crashes at signalized intersections by a statistical modeling process and to develop crash prediction models. Potential contributing factors representing the characteristic of a left-turn operation were identified and considered for inclusion in crash prediction models. HCS (Highway Capacity Software) 2000 was utilized for computing some traffic indicators such as volume to capacity ratio for potential inclusion in the models. Three years of crash data were collected in the College Station area. The Signal timing and Volume data were obtained from public works in College Station. The volume data was sorted into three time periods and signal timing data were obtained for three different time periods: AM, noon, and PM. The division of time periods results from timing plans being changed for different periods. Relationship between crash count and each factor was explored to identify whether the factor has the potential to influence the crash count. Afterwards, the prediction models were developed using the negative binomial structure because of many zero samples. Akaike Information Criteria was used for selecting the model having the best fit. Wald tables provided that variables have significance in affecting the left-turn crash count. Left-turn type, sequence, volume, control delay, and post speed limit were identified as significant factors impacting left-turn crash count at a signalized intersection.

Lee, Sunghoon

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An interim report on the materials and selection criteria analysis for the Compact Ignition Tokamak Toroidal Field Coil Turn-to-Turn Insulation System  

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Design criteria for the Compact Ignition Tokamak, Toroidal-Field (TF) Coil, Turn-to-Turn Insulation System require an insulation sheet and bonding system that will survive cryogenic cycling in a radiation environment and maintain structural integrity during exposure to the significant compressive and shear loads associated with each operating cycle. For thermosetting resin systems, a complex interactive dependency exists between optimum peak value, in-service property performance capabilities of candidate generic materials; key handling and processing parameters required to achieve their optimum in-service property performance as an insulation system; and suitability of their handling and processing parameters as a function of design configuration and assembly methodology. This dependency is assessed in a weighted study matrix in which two principal programmatic approaches for the development of the TF Coil Subassembly Insulation System have been identified. From this matrix study, two viable approaches to the fabrication of the insulation sheet were identified: use of a press-formed sheet bonded in place with epoxy for mechanical bonding and tolerance take-up and formation of the insulation sheet by placement of dry cloth and subsequent vacuum pressure impregnation. Laboratory testing was conducted to screen a number of combinations of resins and hardeners on a generic basis. These combinations were chosen for their performance in similar applications. Specimens were tested to screen viscosity, thermal-shock tolerance, and cryogenic tolerance. Cryogenic shock and cryogenic temperature proved to be extremely lethal to many combinations of resin, hardener, and cure. Two combinations survived: a heavily flexibilized bisphenol A resin with a flexibilized amine hardener and a bisphenol A resin with cycloaliphatic amine hardener. 7 refs., 12 figs., 6 tabs.

Campbell, V.W.; Dooley, J.B.; Hubrig, J.G.; Janke, C.J.; McManamy, T.J.; Welch, D.E.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A wrong molecular turn leads down the path to type 2 diabetes | Argonne  

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A wrong molecular turn leads down the path to type 2 diabetes A wrong molecular turn leads down the path to type 2 diabetes By Jen Salazar * December 20, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint Computing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have helped researchers better grasp how proteins misfold to create the tissue-damaging structures that lead to type 2 diabetes. The structures, called amyloid fibrils, are also implicated in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and in prion diseases like Creutzfeldt-Jacob and mad cow disease. The results pinpoint a critical intermediate step in the chemical pathway that leads to amyloid fibril formation. With the new culprit in view, future work could target a possible treatment, such as designing an inhibitor to interfere with the harmful pathway. The results also helped

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Theoretical tool movement required to diamond turn an off-axis paraboloid on axis  

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High-quality, off-axis parabolic reflectors, required by the CTR and laser-fusion programs at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL) and other ERDA laboratories, are currently manufactured by hand. There are several drawbacks to this method, including lead times of up to a year, costs in excess of $75,000 for a small reflector, and unsatisfactory limits to the tolerances obtainable. This situation has led to a search for cheaper and more accurate methods of manufacturing off-axis paraboloids. An alternative method, turning the workpiece about its axis on a diamond-turning machine, is presented, and the equations describing the necessary tool movement are derived. A discussion of a particular case suggests that the proposed technique is feasible. (auth)

Thompson, D.C.

1975-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

342

Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial  

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

Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program March 16, 2011 - 4:55pm Addthis Ener-G-Rotors' 5kW prototype system | courtesy of Ener-G-Rotors Ener-G-Rotors' 5kW prototype system | courtesy of Ener-G-Rotors April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs If you've ever driven by an industrial plant, you've probably noticed big white plumes rising from the tops of the facilities. While it might look like smoke or pollution at first glance, most of the time those white plumes are comprised of steam and heat, or what Ener-G-Rotors CEO Michael Newell calls waste heat. Mike and the researchers of Ener-G-Rotors are finding ways to use this

343

Flow and heat transfer due to a buoyant ceiling jet turning downward at a corner  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An experimental investigation has been carried out on the flow and heat transfer characteristics of a horizontal buoyant ceiling jet that turns downward at a corner to yield a vertical negatively buoyant wall flow. In this study, a two-dimensional jet of heated air is discharged adjacent to the lower surface of an isothermal horizontal plate. An isothermal vertical plate is attached at the other end of the horizontal surface, making a right angle corner. The vertical penetration distance of the resulting downward flow is measured and is related to the inflow conditions, particularly to the temperature and velocity at the jet discharge. This penetration distance is found to increase as the distance between the discharge location and the corner is reduced and also as the relative buoyancy level in the inlet flow is decreased. Velocity and temperature measurements are also carried out over the flow region. These indicate that the ceiling flow separates from the horizontal surface just before reaching the corner and then reattaches itself to the vertical wall at a finite distance vertically below the corner. The local surface heat flux measurements show a minimum in the heat transfer rate before the turn, along with a recovery in the heat transfer rate after the turn and the existence of a small recirculation zone near the corner. The net entrainment into the flow and heat transfer rate to the solid boundaries are also measured and correlated with the jet discharge conditions. 22 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

Kapoor, K.; Jaluria, Y. [Rutgers - State Univ. of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Screening Protocol for Iodine-Specific Getters in YMP-Related Invert Applications  

SciTech Connect

This document defines a standardized screening protocol for use in developing iodine ''getters'' for placement in the proposed YMP-repository invert. The work was funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of Science and Technology International (S&T) during 2004-2005. First, the likely environmental conditions in the invert are reviewed as a basis for defining the thermal and geochemical regimes in which a getter must function. These considerations, then, served as the basis for laying out a hierarchy of materials screening tests (Table 1). An experimental design for carrying out these screening tests follows next. Finally, the latter half of the document develops methods for preparing test solutions with chemistries that relate to various aspects of the YMP-repository environment (or, at least to such representations as were available from program documents late in 2004). Throughout the document priority was given to defining procedures that would quickly screen out unpromising candidate materials with a minimum amount of labor. Hence, the proposed protocol relies on batch tests over relatively short times, and on a hierarchy of short pre-test conditioning steps. So as not to repeat the mistakes (and frustrations) encountered in the past (notably in preparing WIPP test brines) particular care was also given to developing standardized test solution recipes that could be prepared easily and reproducibly. This document is principally intended for use as a decision-making tool in evaluating and planning research activities. It is explicitly NOT a roadmap for qualifying getters for actual placement in the repository. That would require a comprehensive test plan and a substantial consensus building effort. This document is also not intended to provide a complete list of all the tests that individuals may wish to carry out. Various materials will have their own peculiar concerns that will call for additional specialized tests. In many cases additional research will also be needed to verify the exact nature of the chemical process responsible for scavenging the iodine from the test solutions.

J.L. Krumhansl; J.D. Pless; J.B. Chwirka

2006-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

345

Screening protocol for iodine-specific getters in YMP-related invert applications.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document defines a standardized screening protocol for use in developing iodine ''getters'' for placement in the proposed YMP-repository invert. The work was funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of Science and Technology International (S&T) during 2004-2005. First, the likely environmental conditions in the invert are reviewed as a basis for defining the thermal and geochemical regimes in which a getter must function. These considerations, then, served as the basis for laying out a hierarchy of materials screening tests (Table 1). An experimental design for carrying out these screening tests follows next. Finally, the latter half of the document develops methods for preparing test solutions with chemistries that relate to various aspects of the YMP-repository environment (or, at least to such representations as were available from program documents late in 2004). Throughout the document priority was given to defining procedures that would quickly screen out unpromising candidate materials with a minimum amount of labor. Hence, the proposed protocol relies on batch tests over relatively short times, and on a hierarchy of short pre-test conditioning steps. So as not to repeat the mistakes (and frustrations) encountered in the past (notably in preparing WIPP test brines) particular care was also given to developing standardized test solution recipes that could be prepared easily and reproducibly. This document is principally intended for use as a decision-making tool in evaluating and planning research activities. It is explicitly NOT a roadmap for qualifying getters for actual placement in the repository. That would require a comprehensive test plan and a substantial consensus building effort. This document is also not intended to provide a complete list of all the tests that individuals may wish to carry out. Various materials will have their own peculiar concerns that will call for additional specialized tests. In many cases additional research will also be needed to verify the exact nature of the chemical process responsible for scavenging the iodine from the test solutions.

Krumhansl, James Lee; Pless, Jason; Chwirka, J. Benjamin

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

New Switches for Utility-Scale Inverters: First In-Class Demonstration of a Completely New Type of SiC Bipolar Switch (15kV-20kV) for Utility-Scale Inverters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar ADEPT Project: The SiCLAB is developing a new power switch for utility-scale PV inverters that would improve the performance and significantly reduce the size, weight, and energy loss of PV systems. A power switch controls the electrical energy flowing through an inverter, which takes the electrical current from a PV solar panel and converts it into the type and amount of electricity that is compatible with the electric grid. SiCLAB is using silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors in its new power switches, which are more efficient than the silicon semiconductors used to conduct electricity in most conventional power switches today. Switches with SiC semiconductors can operate at much higher temperatures, as well as higher voltage and power levels than silicon switches. SiC-based power switches are also smaller than those made with silicon alone, so they result in much smaller and lighter electrical devices. In addition to their use in utility-scale PV inverters, SiCLAB’s new power switches can also be used in wind turbines, railways, and other smart grid applications.

None

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

347

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Three-Phase Modular Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter with Individual MPPT for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems  

SciTech Connect

A three-phase modular cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter for a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system is presented in this paper. To maximize the solar energy extraction of each PV string, an individual maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control scheme is applied, which allows the independent control of each dc-link voltage. PV mismatches may introduce unbalanced power supplied to the three-phase system. To solve this issue, a control scheme with modulation compensation is proposed. The three-phase modular cascaded multilevel inverter prototype has been built. Each H-bridge is connected to a 185 W solar panel. Simulation and experimental results are presented to validate the proposed ideas.

Xiao, Bailu [ORNL; Hang, Lijun [ORNL; Riley, Cameron [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Temperature-Dependent Measurements of an Inverted Metamorphic Multijunction (IMM) Solar Cell: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) solar cell has demonstrated efficiencies as high as 40.8% at 25 degrees C and 326 suns concentration. The actual operating temperature in a commercial module, however, is likely to be as much as 50-70 degrees C hotter, reaching as high as 100 degrees C. In order to be able to evaluate the cell performance under these real-world operating conditions, we have measured the open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current density and efficiency at temperatures up to 125 degrees C and concentrations up to 1000 suns, as well as the temperature coefficients of these parameters. Spectral response and one-sun current-voltage characteristics were measured by carefully adjusting the incident spectrum to selectively current-limit the different subcells. Concentrator measurements were taken on a pulsed solar simulator to minimize any additional heating due to the high intensity illumination. We compare our measured values to predictions based on detailed models of various triple junction solar cells. By choosing the optimum bandgaps for high temperature operation, the IMM can potentially result in greater energy production and lower temperature sensitivity under real operating conditions than a Ge-based solar cell.

Steiner, M. A.; Geisz, J. F.; Friedman, D. J.; Olavarria, W. J.; Duda, A.; Moriarty, T. E.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Low-cost photovoltaic inverters incorporating application-specific integrated circuits  

SciTech Connect

The positive impact of designing a power conditioner control system for photovoltaic applications with an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) as the main control element was demonstrated with detailed computer simulations in Phase I of a two phase Small Business Innovative Research Grant issued by the US Department of Energy. Completion of the design, building and testing of three prototypes using different power semiconductors was successfully accomplished in Phase II. The power rating for the residential utility intertied Sunverters Model 753-4-200 is 5 kW. A stand-alone inverter suitable for operation from a photovoltaic array with or without a battery for energy storage was also developed in this effort. A much needed intermediate power level 50-kW three-phase power conditioner, Sunverter Model 759-4-200, was the third product to evolve from the research and development. All designs take advantage of the ASIC and a complementary microprocessor sampled-data control system. The ASIC-controlled power conditioners provide the high reliability, high efficiency, and low cost needed for photovoltaic applications. They cover the power range from the residential level to utility-sized installations.

O`Sullivan, G.A. [Abacus Controls, Inc., Somerville, NJ (United States); O`Sullivan, J.A. [Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

An inverted AlGaAs/GaAs patterned-Ge tunnel junction cascade concentrator solar cell  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop inverted-grown Al[sub 0.34]Ga[sub 0.66]As/GaAs cascades. Several significant developments are reported on as follows: (1) The AM1.5 1-sun total-area efficiency of the top Al[sub 0.34]Ga[sub 0.66]As cell for the cascade was improved from 11.3% to 13.2% (NREL measurement [total-area]). (2) The cycled'' organometallic vapor phase epitaxy growth (OMVPE) was studied in detail utilizing a combination of characterization techniques including Hall-data, photoluminescence, and secondary ion mass spectroscopy. (3) A technique called eutectic-metal-bonding (EMB) was developed by strain-free mounting of thin GaAs-AlGaAs films (based on lattice-matched growth on Ge substrates and selective plasma etching of Ge substrates) onto Si carrier substrates. Minority-carrier lifetime in an EMB GaAs double-heterostructure was measured as high as 103 nsec, the highest lifetime report for a freestanding GaAs thin film. (4) A thin-film, inverted-grown GaAs cell with a 1-sun AM1.5 active-area efficiency of 20.3% was obtained. This cell was eutectic-metal-bonded onto Si. (5) A thin-film inverted-grown, Al[sub 0.34]Ga[sub 0.66]As/GaAs cascade with AM1.5 efficiency of 19.9% and 21% at 1-sun and 7-suns, respectively, was obtained. This represents an important milestone in the development of an AlGaAs/GaAs cascade by OMVPE utilizing a tunnel interconnect and demonstrates a proof-of-concept for the inverted-growth approach.

Venkatasubramanian, R. (Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

A Novel Current Angle Control Scheme in a Current Source Inverter Fed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive for Automotive Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes a novel speed control scheme to operate a current source inverter (CSI) driven surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous machine (SPMSM) for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) applications. The idea is to use the angle of the current vector to regulate the rotor speed while keeping the two dc-dc converter power switches on all the time to boost system efficiency. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme was verified with a 3 kW CSI-SPMSM drive prototype.

Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Effective hole-injection layer for non-doped inverted top-emitting organic light-emitting devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Non-doped inverted top-emitting organic light-emitting diode with high efficiency is demonstrated through employing an effective hole-injection layer composed of MoO"x. One reason for high efficiency lies on the energy-level matching between MoO"x and ... Keywords: 78.60.Fi, 82.45.Mp, 85.60.Jb, Hole-injection, ITEOLEDs, MoOx

Yanlong Meng; Wenfa Xie; Ning Zhang; Shufen Chen; Jiang Li; Wei Hu; Yi Zhao; Jingying Hou; Shiyong Liu

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Test report on the Abacus 30 kW bimode{reg_sign} inverter and maximum power tracker (MPT)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories conducts the photovoltaic balance of systems (BOS) program, which is sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Energy Management. Under this program, SNL lets commercialization contracts and conducts a laboratory program designed to advance BOS technology, improve BOS component reliability, and reduce the BOS life-cycle-cost. This report details the testing of the first large US manufactured hybrid inverter and its associated maximum power tracker.

Bonn, R.; Ginn, J.; Zirzow, J. [and others

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

356

Modeling High-Penetration PV for Distribution Interconnection Studies: Smart Inverter Function Modeling in OpenDSS, Rev. 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A great deal of work has been done by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and others with respect to the analysis of high-penetration photovoltaics at the distribution level (such as hosting capacity determinations). EPRI has also, over the past few years, been leading an effort to develop a common set of smart inverter grid-support functions. The objective of this project, summarized in this report, is an effort to combine these two initiatives by implementing the grid support functions ...

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

357

Practical Application of Two-Turning-Point Theory to Mountain-Wave Transmission through a Wind Jet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Fourier method is used to model mountain waves that have nearby turning points in a wind jet. In Fourier space, the propagation equations are solved by ray theory. To correct for the ray singularity at a turning point without time-consuming ...

Dave Broutman; Stephen D. Eckermann; James W. Rottman

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Development of a Modular,Bi-Directional Power Inverter for Photovoltaic Applications; Final Report August 1995 - March 1998  

SciTech Connect

This research and development contract has resulted in several benefits for Trace Engineering and the PV industry that are directly attributable to the PVMaT program: Application of the hardware based protection circuit developed in Phase I was completed on Trace's existing DR and SW series product lines. This additional protection circuit was phased into full production starting in April of 1997. This resulted in a substantial improvement in factory yields and a very significant reduction of field failures - a drop of as much as 80% on some product models. Accelerated development and introduction of the Power Module enclosure/balance of systems package. This product is a big step towards the standardization of system and equipment design for Trace's customers. Developed the cost reduced 2.5-kW modular inverter based on the current SW series software and topology. This new inverter/charger uses many new construction and manufacturing methods to reduce cost by 40%, simplify production, decrease parts count by over 20%, reduce labor required by 30%, and increase the flexibility in the manufacturing process. It will enter production in the first quarter of 1999 as the Trace Engineering PS series inverter/charger.

Freitas, C.

1999-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

359

Test and demonstration report on single and three phase 60 to 400 hz sleep inverter 3. 75kva Gulton model emir302  

SciTech Connect

This Test and Demonstration Report presents the Test Plan and the results of the tests performed on SLEEP Inverter, Gulton Model EMIR302. The objective of the overall program is to design, develop, fabricate and test the 120V, 60 to 400Hz, 3.75KVA SLEEP Inverter in accordance with the requirements of U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command Specification EED 76 022501.

Rance, J.

1979-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

360

A force torsor analysis for a turning process in the presence of self-excited vibrations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A testing device in turning including, in particular, a six-component dynamometer, is used to measure the complete torque of the cutting actions, in a case of self-excited vibrations. For the tests, the used tool was a noncoated carbide tool (TNMA 160412) without chip breaker. The cutting material is a chrome molybdenum alloy type (ASI 4140). The cylindrical test tubes have a diameter of 120 mm and a length of 30 mm. For the first time, we present an analysis of forces and moments for different depths of cut and different feed rates.

Ispas, Constantin; Bisu, Claudiu-Florinel; Gérard, Alain

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Discrete magic angle turning system, apparatus, and process for in situ magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described are a "Discrete Magic Angle Turning" (DMAT) system, devices, and processes that combine advantages of both magic angle turning (MAT) and magic angle hopping (MAH) suitable, e.g., for in situ magnetic resonance spectroscopy and/or imaging. In an exemplary system, device, and process, samples are rotated in a clockwise direction followed by an anticlockwise direction of exactly the same amount. Rotation proceeds through an angle that is typically greater than about 240 degrees but less than or equal to about 360 degrees at constant speed for a time applicable to the evolution dimension. Back and forth rotation can be synchronized and repeated with a special radio frequency (RF) pulse sequence to produce an isotropic-anisotropic shift 2D correlation spectrum. The design permits tubes to be inserted into the sample container without introducing plumbing interferences, further allowing control over such conditions as temperature, pressure, flow conditions, and feed compositions, thus permitting true in-situ investigations to be carried out.

Hu, Jian Zhi (Richland, WA); Sears, Jr., Jesse A. (Kennewick, WA); Hoyt, David W. (Richland, WA); Wind, Robert A. (Kennewick, WA)

2009-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

362

Treatment and Stabilization of Potentially Pyrophoric Radioactive Metal Chips and Turnings  

SciTech Connect

As part of the continuing mission to decontaminate, decommission, and restore environmental quality at multiple sites throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) nuclear complex, approximately 2,000 containers of potentially pyrophoric radioactive metal chips and turnings, weighing over 192,000 kilograms have been identified. These wastes, mostly depleted uranium (DU) and thorium metals, must be treated to remove or immobilize a wide range of hazardous and toxic regulated waste constituents without igniting the radioactive metal. Also, the treated metal wastes must be placed in an inert condition to prevent any future pyrophoric problems during storage, transportation, and disposal. All secondary wastes resulting from treatment activities must have a pathway to final disposal or destruction, in accordance with all applicable US federal and state laws, and regulations. To further this mission and to begin reducing the pyrophoric radioactive metal inventories throughout the US DOE system, a contract was awarded to Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. to develop appropriate treatment methods, prove those methods in a First Article Test (FAT), and treat US DOE's existing inventory of pyrophoric radioactive metal wastes. The FAT was performed successfully between October 2002 and December 2002 using four containers of waste from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. The treated chips and turnings from this FAT were shipped for disposal at a private land disposal facility in the State of Utah. Since the FAT, two full-scale treatment projects have been performed under the contract. Between November 6, 2003 and March 4, 2004, 478 containers of Hanford DU chip wastes in mineral oil and soil matrices were treated. The treated chip waste was returned for disposal at the permitted mixed waste landfill at the Hanford Site. Between February 5, 2004, and February 25, 2005, another 222 containers of Rocky Flats DU chip waste, comprised of three distinct physical waste forms, were treated and disposed at the same land disposal facility in Utah. Complicating this task was the wide variety of hazardous and toxic contaminants, and great variability in the physical waste form. The chemical contaminants included mineral oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), numerous volatile and semi-volatile organic contaminants, and toxic metals. Three main physical waste forms were included in the US DOE pyrophoric radioactive metal waste inventory: (1) chips and turnings in oil, (2) chips and turnings in soil, and (3) chips and turnings in sludge. The successful treatment method had to be capable of removing oil, PCBs, and volatile organics without resulting in ignition of the pyrophoric metals. After successful removal of hazardous and toxic organic contaminants, the toxic metals remaining in the waste required further stabilization to limit their potential for long-term leaching in land disposal facilities. The final waste form and its packaging also had to comply with the waste acceptance criteria of the land disposal facilities at the US DOE Hanford Site, in Richland, Washington, and the private disposal facility in Utah. This paper will describe the treatment process, the challenges encountered and overcome, the lessons learned, and final quality of the treated chip waste. Disposal and/or destruction of secondary wastes from the treatment process will also be discussed. (authors)

Crocker, B.R.; Grondin, R.; Yarbrough, T. [Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc., 701 Scarboro Road, Suite 300, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Under Pressure, Vanadium Won't Turn Down the Volume | Advanced Photon  

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

New Nanoscale Engineering Breakthrough Points to Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles New Nanoscale Engineering Breakthrough Points to Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles Patterning High-density Arrays of Nanospheres with Self Assembly Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge A Molecular Cause for One Form of Deafness Water Theory is Watertight Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Under Pressure, Vanadium Won't Turn Down the Volume MARCH 7, 2007 Bookmark and Share The upper panel is the diffraction pattern of vanadium recorded on an image plate at 18 GPa under hydrostatic conditions. The indexing is based on a body centered cubic lattice. The lower panel is the diffraction pattern of vanadium at 73 GPa. Inserts are zoomed images showing the splitting of 110,

364

Large scale dynamics of the Persistent Turning Walker model of fish behavior  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper considers a new model of individual displacement, based on fish motion, the so-called Persistent Turning Walker (PTW) model, which involves an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process on the curvature of the particle trajectory. The goal is to show that its large time and space scale dynamics is of diffusive type, and to provide an analytic expression of the diffusion coefficient. Two methods are investigated. In the first one, we compute the large time asymptotics of the variance of the individual stochastic trajectories. The second method is based on a diffusion approximation of the kinetic formulation of these stochastic trajectories. The kinetic model is a Fokker-Planck type equation posed in an extended phase-space involving the curvature among the kinetic variables. We show that both methods lead to the same value of the diffusion constant. We present some numerical simulations to illustrate the theoretical results.

Pierre Degond; Sébastien Motsch

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

365

Turning Qualitative into Quantitative Evidence: A Well-Used Method Made Explicit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

#1;#2;#3;#4;#5;#4;#6;#7;#8;#2; #5;#11; #11;#5;#12; #7;#5;#4;#11;#14;#7;#8;#2; #4;#11;#5;#11; #11;#5;#12; #7;#15;#12;#5;#16; #4;#17; #18; #19;#7;#20; #21;#22;#23; #16;#7;#24; #11;#25;#14;#16;#7;#24; #16; #7;#15;#26;#27; #5;#17;#5;#11; A. W. Carus... and Sheilagh Ogilvie #24; #3;#17;#25;#7;#28;#29;#29;#30; #31;#20; #15;#7;#29;#30;!#28; #1;#2;#3;#4;#3;#2;#4;#5;#6;#4;#7;#8;#2;#3;#6; #4; #11;#3;#12;#2;#8;#3;#4; #6;#14;#15;#11;#16;#16;#11;#2;#17; Turning Qualitative into Quantitative Evidence: A Well...

Carus, A W; Ogilvie, Sheilagh

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

366

DOE Joint Genome Institute: Advancing Next Gen Biofuels by Turning Up the  

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October 2, 2011 October 2, 2011 Advancing Next Gen Biofuels by Turning Up the Heat on Biomass Pretreatment Processes WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-The nation's Renewable Fuels Standard calls for annual production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by 2022. One of the biggest hurdles to achieving this goal lies in optimizing the multistep process involved in breaking down plant biomass and then converting it into fermentable sugars that can be refined into fuel for our transportation needs. To overcome this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy supports several projects focused on identifying enzymes from fungi and microbes such as cellulases-that breakdown plant cell walls-and heat-tolerant industrial-strength host cell systems to drive these reactions. Photo: The thermophilic fungus M. thermophila

367

Phase II CRADA ORNL99-0568 Report : Developing Transmission-Less Inverter Drive Systems for Axial-Gap Permanent magnet Accessory and Traction Motors and Generators  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Researchers of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNLs) Power Electronics and Electric Machine Research Center (PEEMRC) collaborated with Visual Computing Systems (VCS) to develop an electric axial-gap permanent magnet (PM) motor controlled by a self-sensing inverter for driving vehicle accessories such as power steering, air conditioning, and brakes. VCS designed an 8 kW motor based on their Segmented Electromagnetic Array (SEMA) technology. ORNL designed a 10 kW inverter to fit within the volume of a housing, which had been integrated with the motor. This modular design was pursued so that multiple modules could be used for higher power applications. ORNL built the first inverter under the cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) ORNL 98-0514 and drove a refurbished Delta motor with no load during the Merit Review at ORNL on Monday, May 17, 1999. Inverter circuitry and instructions for assembling the inverters were sent to VCS. A report was prepared and delivered during the Future Car Congress in April 2000, at Arlington, Virginia. Collaboration continued under CRADA ORNL 99-0568 as VCS designed and built a SEMA motor with a dual coil platter to be the traction motor for an electric truck. VCS and ORNL assembled two 45 kW inverters. Each inverter drove one coil, which was designed to deliver 15 kW continuous power and 45 kW peak power for 90 s. The vehicle was road tested as part of the Future Truck Competition. A report was prepared and delivered during the PCIM in October 2000, at Boston, Massachusetts.

McKeever, J.W.

2001-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

368

Phase II CRADA ORNL99-0568 Report : Developing Transmission-Less Inverter Drive Systems for Axial-Gap Permanent magnet Accessory and Traction Motors and Generators  

SciTech Connect

Researchers of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNLs) Power Electronics and Electric Machine Research Center (PEEMRC) collaborated with Visual Computing Systems (VCS) to develop an electric axial-gap permanent magnet (PM) motor controlled by a self-sensing inverter for driving vehicle accessories such as power steering, air conditioning, and brakes. VCS designed an 8 kW motor based on their Segmented Electromagnetic Array (SEMA) technology. ORNL designed a 10 kW inverter to fit within the volume of a housing, which had been integrated with the motor. This modular design was pursued so that multiple modules could be used for higher power applications. ORNL built the first inverter under the cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) ORNL 98-0514 and drove a refurbished Delta motor with no load during the Merit Review at ORNL on Monday, May 17, 1999. Inverter circuitry and instructions for assembling the inverters were sent to VCS. A report was prepared and delivered during the Future Car Congress in April 2000, at Arlington, Virginia. Collaboration continued under CRADA ORNL 99-0568 as VCS designed and built a SEMA motor with a dual coil platter to be the traction motor for an electric truck. VCS and ORNL assembled two 45 kW inverters. Each inverter drove one coil, which was designed to deliver 15 kW continuous power and 45 kW peak power for 90 s. The vehicle was road tested as part of the Future Truck Competition. A report was prepared and delivered during the PCIM in October 2000, at Boston, Massachusetts.

McKeever, J.W.

2001-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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PC and monitor night status: Power management enabling and manual turn-off  

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While office equipment accounts for about 7 percent of commercial building energy use, this reflects considerable energy savings from the use of automatic power management. Most of these savings were gained through the use of low-power modes that meet the criteria of the U.S. EPA's Energy Star program. Despite this success, there are large amounts of additional savings that could be gained if all equipment capable of power management use were enabled and functioning. A considerable portion of equipment is not enabled for power management at all, enabled only partially, or is enabled but prevented from functioning. Additional savings could be gained if more equipment were turned off at night manually. We compiled results from 17 studies from the office equipment literature addressing PCs and monitors. Some factors important for annual energy use, such as power levels, have been documented elsewhere and are not covered. We review methods for estimating office equipment use patterns and energy use, and present findings on night status--power management and manual turn-off rates. In early studies, PC power management was often found to function in 25 percent or less of the Energy Star compliant units (10 percent of all PCs). However, recent assessments have found higher rates, and we estimate that for Energy Star models, 35 percent of PC CPUs and 65 percent of PC monitors are enabled for power management. While the data lack statistical rigor, they can be used to estimate the magnitude of current and potential power management savings, which we did for major types of office equipment. The data also make clear that the topic of enabling rates, and the factors which influence them, deserve greater scrutiny.

Nordman, Bruce; Meier, Alan; Piette, Mary Ann

1998-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

370

REDUCTIONS WITHOUT REGRET: AVOIDING WRONG TURNS, ROACH MOTELS, AND BOX CANYONS  

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This is the third of three papers (in addition to an introductory summary) aimed at providing a framework for evaluating future reductions or modifications of the U.S. nuclear force, first by considering previous instances in which nuclear-force capabilities were eliminated; second by looking forward into at least the foreseeable future at the features of global and regional deterrence (recognizing that new weapon systems currently projected will have expected lifetimes stretching beyond our ability to predict the future); and third by providing examples of past or possible undesirable outcomes in the shaping of the future nuclear force, as well as some closing thoughts for the future. In this paper, we provide one example each of our judgments on what constitutes a box canyon, a roach motel, and a wrong turn: ? Wrong Turn: The Reliable Replacement Warhead ? Roach Motel: SRAM T vs the B61 ? A Possible Box Canyon: A Low-Yield Version of the W76 SLBM Warhead Recognizing that new nuclear missions or weapons are not demanded by current circumstances ? a development path that yields future capabilities similar to those of today, which are adequate if not always ideal, and a broader national-security strategy that supports nonproliferation and arms control by reducing the role for, and numbers, of nuclear weapons ? we briefly consider alternate, less desirable futures, and their possible effect on the complex problem of regional deterrence. In this regard, we discuss the issues posed by, and possible responses to, three example regional deterrence challenges: in-country defensive use of nuclear weapons by an adversary; reassurance of U.S. allies with limited strategic depth threatened by an emergent nuclear power; and extraterritorial, non-strategic offensive use of nuclear weapons by an adversary in support of limited military objectives against a U.S. ally.

Swegle, J.; Tincher, D.

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

371

New Environmentally Friendly Dispersants for High Temperature Invert-Emulsion Drilling Fluids Weighted by Manganese Tetraoxide  

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This thesis provides a detailed evaluation of different environmentally friendly dispersants in invert-emulsion drilling fluids that can be used to drill wells under difficult conditions such as HPHT. The drilling fluid is weighted by manganese tetraoxide (Mn3O4) particles, which have a specific gravity of 4.8 and a mean particle diameter of ca1 micrometers. Manganese tetraoxide has different wetting properties and surface chemistry than other weighting agents. Hence, there is a need to find dispersants for manganese tetraoxide that give reduced sag, reduced rheology, and low fluid-loss at HPHT conditions. This is particularly important for deep wells with narrow operating windows between pore-pressure and fracture pressure gradients. The stricter global environmental regulations mandated the dispersants to be environmentally friendly, e.g. within OCNS group D or E. First, oil compatibility tests and particle settling time experiments were conducted on 31 dispersants. From the experiments, we identified 3 oil-compatible dispersants that gave the longest settling time in base oil and belonged to OCNS group D. We investigated the effectiveness of selected chemicals in dispersing manganese tetraoxide at HPHT conditions. 1.95 and 2.4 S.G. drilling fluid samples were first prepared and tested without any contaminant and then in the presence of rev dust and cement as contaminants. Drilling fluid samples were statically aged at 400 degrees F and 500 psi for 16 hours. Sag and rheological measurements were taken before and after aging to determine the effect of HPHT conditions on fluid properties. Then, HPHT dynamic filtration tests were done at 500 psi differential pressure and 300 degrees F to determine HPHT dynamic fluid-loss. We have found that one of the dispersants (nonionic) gives low rheology and reduced sag before and after static aging. It also gives the lowest fluid-loss of the selected dispersants. For 2.4 S.G. fluid without contaminants, 10-minute gel strength was reduced from 50 to 32 lb/100 ft^2, plastic viscosity from 37 to 25 cp, sag from 0.249 to 0.135 lbm/gal, and fluid-loss was reduced from 44.4 to 39.6 cm^3 with the addition of dispersant. This dispersant prevents agglomeration of particles, thereby reducing fluid rheology, sag, and fluid-loss.

Rehman, Abdul

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Modeling High-Penetration PV for Distribution Interconnection Studies: Smart Inverter Function Modeling in OpenDSS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A great deal of work has been done by EPRI and others with respect to analysis of high-penetration PV at the distribution level (e.g, hosting capacity determinations). Likewise, EPRI has also, over the past few years, been leading an effort to develop a common set of smart inverter, grid-support functions.  The objective of this project, and summarized in this report, is an effort to marry these two initiatives by implementing the grid support functions that have been identified within the ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

373

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

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

Ayers, C.W.

2001-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

374

Expanding beta-turn analogs for mimicking protein-protein hot spots  

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Solid-phase syntheses of two 14-membered ring peptidomimetics were done to determine whether or not a beta-turn structure can facilitate macrocyclization. NMR methods, together with CD and QMD calculations, do not fully support this assumption. However, cyclizations of more ordered structures like those of compounds 2 were more efficient than those for highly strained ring systems like 1. A small library of 18-membered ring peptidomimetics that accommodate an extra amino acid residue was synthesized on resin. Their syntheses were not complicated by head-to-tail dimer impurity, unlike those for previously synthesized 14-membered systems. These larger macrocycles exhibit beta-turn structures as verified by NMR, CD and QMD techniques. Moreover, two compounds in this series (3a and 3g) were shown to have agonistic properties for TrkC in cell survival assays. Dimerization of monovalent mimics was achieved first by modifying the organic template so that monovalent mimics with requisite functional groups can be synthesized. Second, the monovalent units were dimerized using sequential nucleophilic substitutions on fluorescently labeled dichlorotriazine. Our rationale to make bivalent compounds out of monovalent ones was justified when compound 4 was shown to bind TrkA with a 20 nM affinity. Reactions of amino acids with NH4SCN under acylating conditions produced 2-thiohydantoins in which the nitrogen of the amino acid (N1) was acylated. This was proven by 2-D NMR which showed no cross-peak between the NH signal observed and the C?±-H of the amino acid. When the compound was deacylated, a new NH signal appeared and the corresponding cross-peak with the C?±-H was observed. Solution-phase syntheses of non-peptidic mimics were achieved by doing a double substitution on a dihalogenated nitrobenzene scaffold. Sonogashira and SNAr reactions were done to install the required side-chains to give the desired compounds. These non-peptidic compounds can be easily adapted to our DTAF-Inp dimerization protocol since the nitro groups can be easily reduced. Attempts to make a spirotetracyclic peptidomimetic with three side chain mimics were done by synthesizing the spirocyclic diketopiperazine precursor. The synthesis of the DKP was achieved by making the cyclic quaternary amino acid that was coupled to another amino acid via the HOAt-EDC method. This protocol gave dipeptides in high yields. These dipeptides were deprotected and cyclized to the DKP under mildly acidic conditions in toluene.

Reyes, Samuel Onofre J.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork, Roseville, California (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Inverted Attic Bulkhead for Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Roseville, California PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Long-Term Monitoring of Occupied Test House Location: Roseville, CA Partners: K. Hovnanian® Homes®, www.khov.com IBACOS www.ibacos.com Building Component: Envelope, structural, HVAC ducts Construction: New Application: New; single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Hot-dry climate PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: 52 Projected Energy Savings: 11 million Btu/year heating and cooling savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $116/year Modifying the truss system of a new home to accommodate ductwork within an inverted insulated bulkhead along the attic floor can save energy by placing

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PHIL Inverter Test Report: Analysis of High-Penetration Levels of PV into the Distribution Grid in California, March 12 - March 16, 2012  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes power hardware-in-the-loop simulation testing of a 500 kW Satcon photovoltaic inverter, conducted at the Center for Advanced Power Systems at Florida State University from March 12th through March 16th, 2012. Testing was led by a team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The report reviews the results of data captured during the course of testing. The tests were used to demonstrate operation of and gather data from the inverter in a simulated operational environment. Testing demonstrated the ability of the inverter to operate in either a Power Factor Control Mode or a Reactive Power Command Mode, and to respond to real power limits.

Kromer, M.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical system for pulse-width modulated control of a power inverter using phase-shifted carrier signals and related operating methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems and methods are provided for pulse-width modulated control of power inverter using phase-shifted carrier signals. An electrical system comprises an energy source and a motor. The motor has a first set of windings and a second set of windings, which are electrically isolated from each other. An inverter module is coupled between the energy source and the motor and comprises a first set of phase legs coupled to the first set of windings and a second set of phase legs coupled to the second set of windings. A controller is coupled to the inverter module and is configured to achieve a desired power flow between the energy source and the motor by modulating the first set of phase legs using a first carrier signal and modulating the second set of phase legs using a second carrier signal. The second carrier signal is phase-shifted relative to the first carrier signal.

Welchko, Brian A. (Torrance, CA)

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

378

Performance Evaluation of a Cascaded H-Bridge Multi Level Inverter Fed BLDC Motor Drive in an Electric Vehicle  

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The automobile industry is moving fast towards Electric Vehicles (EV); however this paradigm shift is currently making its smooth transition through the phase of Hybrid Electric Vehicles. There is an ever-growing need for integration of hybrid energy sources especially for vehicular applications. Different energy sources such as batteries, ultra-capacitors, fuel cells etc. are available. Usage of these varied energy sources alone or together in different combinations in automobiles requires advanced power electronic circuits and control methodologies. An exhaustive literature survey has been carried out to study the power electronic converter, switching modulation strategy to be employed and the particular machine to be used in an EV. Adequate amount of effort has been put into designing the vehicle specifications. Owing to stronger demand for higher performance and torque response in an EV, the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine has been favored over the traditional Induction Machine. The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate the use of a multi level inverter fed Brush Less Direct Current (BLDC) motor in a field oriented control fashion in an EV and make it follow a given drive cycle. The switching operation and control of a multi level inverter for specific power level and desired performance characteristics is investigated. The EV has been designed from scratch taking into consideration the various factors such as mass, coefficients of aerodynamic drag and air friction, tire radius etc. The design parameters are meant to meet the requirements of a commercial car. The various advantages of a multi level inverter fed PMSM have been demonstrated and an exhaustive performance evaluation has been done. The investigation is done by testing the designed system on a standard drive cycle, New York urban driving cycle. This highly transient driving cycle is particularly used because it provides rapidly changing acceleration and deceleration curves. Furthermore, the evaluation of the system under fault conditions is also done. It is demonstrated that the system is stable and has a ride-through capability under different fault conditions. The simulations have been carried out in MATLAB and Simulink, while some preliminary studies involving switching losses of the converter were done in PSIM.

Emani, Sriram S.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

The Turning Point: Perceptions and Policies Concerning Communist China during the Kennedy Years  

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When analyzing the policies of the John F. Kennedy administration towards the People’s Republic of China, previous historians have focused on the lack of substantive change, emphasizing the continuity of action with the prior polices of the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration. At the same time, a number of historians have noted that it was during the years Kennedy was in office that a majority of the American people began viewing communist China as a greater threat to world peace than the Soviet Union. However, none have sought to explain this sizeable shift in public opinion, or analyze its potential impact on policy. This thesis incorporates archival materials with contemporary print and visual media to make a connection between the sources of public opinion shifts and a change in the assumptions upon which U.S. China policy was based. Almost from the moment the new president assumed office, Robert Komer at the National Security Council and Chester Bowles at the State Department began pushing for changes in China policy based on the assumptions that the communist regime was not a “passing phase,” would only become more powerful and over time constitute an inexorable greater threat to U.S. interests in Asia, and that rapprochement, rather than isolation, was the best means of ameliorating this threat. Together with James Thomson, Roger Hilsman, and eventually Walt Rostow, they pushed for the adoption of what A. Doak Barnett would later term “Containment Without Isolation.” While the Sino-Soviet split accentuated charges of Chinese anti-white racism and the Great Leap Forward reinforced the sense of Mao’s irrationality, the Sino-Indian War confirmed both rising Chinese power and their leadership’s capacity for rational calculation. Meanwhile, in the popular culture, particularly motion pictures, the Yellow Peril enjoyed a revival as Chinese villains stepped to the fore, beginning to free themselves of their Soviet masters. However, while foreign Chinese were feared as never before, Chinese in America gained new acceptance. Laying the groundwork for the next five decades of China policy and enemy images, Kennedy’s Thousand Days constituted a turning point.

Crean, Jeffrey 1977-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging Management Guideline for commercial nuclear power plants: Battery chargers, inverters and uninterruptible power supplies. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) describes recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in BWR and PWR commercial nuclear power plant battery chargers, inverters and uninterruptible power supplies important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already, experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

Berg, R.; Stroinski, M.; Giachetti, R. [Multiple Dynamics Corp., Southfield, MI (United States)

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

On The Use of Eddy Current Brakes as Tunable, Fast Turn-On Viscous Dampers For Haptic Rendering  

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based on eddy current brakes because they are inexpensive, friction- e-mail: andrewg@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail: champ@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail: hayward@cim.mcgill.ca free, capable of fast turn-on time, and linear

Hayward, Vincent

383

Wind-Power Development in Germany and the U.S.: Multiple Streams, Advocacy Coalitions, and Turning Points  

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Wind-Power Development in Germany and the U.S.: Multiple Streams, Advocacy Coalitions, and Turning). Of the various forms of renewable energy, wind-generated electricity has a unique set of advantages, which make especially large. Wind power produces relatively low levels of environmental damage over its life cycle (like

Qiu, Weigang

384

Performance analysis of developed vegetable-based cutting fluids by D-optimal experimental design in turning process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study is to determine the performances of developed vegetable-based cutting fluids VBCFs evaluated as a categorical factor with mineral and semi-synthetic cutting fluids CFs. D-optimal experimental design method in machining was used ... Keywords: D-optimal, EP additive, cutting force, surface roughness, turning, vegetable-based cutting fluids

Emel Kuram; M. Huseyin Cetin; Babur Ozcelik; Erhan Demirbas

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Chemical and physical property of rice straw waste and hospital sewage sludge in turned windrow aeration system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most sewage sludge from hospital wastewater treatment plants in Northern Thailand are also being to incinerator and agricultural fields. Land application of hospital sewage sludge has serious effects on environmental. The main goal of this investigation ... Keywords: co-composting, hospital sewage sludge, rice straw waste, turned windrow aeration

Khajornsak Sopajaree; Apisit Sancom

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn is converted  

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Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn the wind doesn't blow? Wind Power on the Community Scale Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, University Energy Research Laboratory brings you this series of fact sheets about Wind Power on the community scale

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

387

PV String to 3-Phase Inverter with Highest Voltage Capabilities, Highest Efficiency and 25 Year Lifetime: Final Technical Report, November 7, 2011 - November 6, 2012  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Final report for Renewable Power Conversion. The overall objective of this project was to develop a prototype PV inverter which enables a new utility-scale PV system approach where the cost, performance, reliability and safety benefits of this new approach have the potential to make all others obsolete.

West, R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Technical evaluation report on the 120 Vac vital instrument buses and inverter Technical Specifications Issue B71  

SciTech Connect

The operation of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) with one of its 120 Vac vital buses energized in an off-normal mode was analyzed. A Probabilistic Risk Assessment was made to determine the increment of risk by energizing a vital bus from an off-site source directly vs energizing it from its normal, uninterruptible source (i.e., a battery/inverter arrangement). The calculations were made based on uninterruptible source energized vital buses as the normal mode. The analysis indicated that a reduction in the incremental risk increase (caused by plant operation with a vital bus being energized in an off-normal mode) can be accomplished by limiting the time permitted in that condition. Currently, the time that a vital bus can be energized in the off-normal mode is not universally time-limited by plant Technical Specifications. Several alternatives for the reduction in incremental risk were examined and their value/impacts were derived. These data indicate that a recommendation be made for a Technical Specification time limitation of 72 hours per year for off-normal energizing a vital bus during operation of a PWR.

St. Leger-Barter, G.; White, R.L.

1982-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An inverted AlGaAs/GaAs patterned-Ge tunnel junction cascade concentrator solar cell. Final subcontract report, 1 January 1991--31 August 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop inverted-grown Al{sub 0.34}Ga{sub 0.66}As/GaAs cascades. Several significant developments are reported on as follows: (1) The AM1.5 1-sun total-area efficiency of the top Al{sub 0.34}Ga{sub 0.66}As cell for the cascade was improved from 11.3% to 13.2% (NREL measurement [total-area]). (2) The ``cycled`` organometallic vapor phase epitaxy growth (OMVPE) was studied in detail utilizing a combination of characterization techniques including Hall-data, photoluminescence, and secondary ion mass spectroscopy. (3) A technique called eutectic-metal-bonding (EMB) was developed by strain-free mounting of thin GaAs-AlGaAs films (based on lattice-matched growth on Ge substrates and selective plasma etching of Ge substrates) onto Si carrier substrates. Minority-carrier lifetime in an EMB GaAs double-heterostructure was measured as high as 103 nsec, the highest lifetime report for a freestanding GaAs thin film. (4) A thin-film, inverted-grown GaAs cell with a 1-sun AM1.5 active-area efficiency of 20.3% was obtained. This cell was eutectic-metal-bonded onto Si. (5) A thin-film inverted-grown, Al{sub 0.34}Ga{sub 0.66}As/GaAs cascade with AM1.5 efficiency of 19.9% and 21% at 1-sun and 7-suns, respectively, was obtained. This represents an important milestone in the development of an AlGaAs/GaAs cascade by OMVPE utilizing a tunnel interconnect and demonstrates a proof-of-concept for the inverted-growth approach.

Venkatasubramanian, R. [Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Homogeneous middles vs. heterogeneous tails, and the end of the ‘Inverted-U’: the share of the rich is what it's all about  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cross-sectional perspective, at least, recent developments in household-surveys have improved the quantity and quality of the data substantially (for example, LIS, 2010; SEDLAC, 2010; WIDER, 2008; World Bank, 2010). The World Development Indicators... countries of the oil-producing Middle East (for which there are no data) share the inequality heights of the latter group).18 This uniqueness of Latin American and Southern African is crucial for the testing of the “Inverted-U”.19 If these two regions...

Palma, José Gabriel

2011-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems. Final Report of the Princeton Power Systems Development of the 100kW Demand Response Inverter.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Initiated in 2008, the Solar Energy Grid Integration (SEGIS) program is a partnership involving the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, electric utilities, academic institutions and the private sector. Recognizing the need to diversify the nation's energy portfolio, the SEGIS effort focuses on specific technologies needed to facilitate the integration of large-scale solar power generation into the nation's power grid Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) awarded a contract to Princeton Power Systems, Inc., (PPS) to develop a 100kW Advanced AC-link SEGIS inverter prototype under the Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program for near-term commercial applications. This SEGIS initiative emphasizes the development of advanced inverters, controllers, communications and other balance-of-system components for photovoltaic (PV) distributed power applications. The SEGIS Stage 3 Contract was awarded to PPS on July 28, 2010. PPS developed and implemented a Demand Response Inverter (DRI) during this three-stage program. PPS prepared a 'Site Demonstration Conference' that was held on September 28, 2011, to showcase the cumulative advancements. This demo of the commercial product will be followed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., certification by the fourth quarter of 2011, and simultaneously the customer launch and commercial production sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. This final report provides an overview of all three stages and a full-length reporting of activities and accomplishments in Stage 3.

Bower, Ward Isaac; Heavener, Paul (Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ); Sena-Henderson, Lisa; Hammell, Darren (Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ); Holveck, Mark (Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ); David, Carolyn; Akhil, Abbas Ali; Gonzalez, Sigifredo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems. Final Report of the Princeton Power Systems Development of the 100kW Demand Response Inverter.  

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Initiated in 2008, the Solar Energy Grid Integration (SEGIS) program is a partnership involving the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, electric utilities, academic institutions and the private sector. Recognizing the need to diversify the nation's energy portfolio, the SEGIS effort focuses on specific technologies needed to facilitate the integration of large-scale solar power generation into the nation's power grid Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) awarded a contract to Princeton Power Systems, Inc., (PPS) to develop a 100kW Advanced AC-link SEGIS inverter prototype under the Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program for near-term commercial applications. This SEGIS initiative emphasizes the development of advanced inverters, controllers, communications and other balance-of-system components for photovoltaic (PV) distributed power applications. The SEGIS Stage 3 Contract was awarded to PPS on July 28, 2010. PPS developed and implemented a Demand Response Inverter (DRI) during this three-stage program. PPS prepared a 'Site Demonstration Conference' that was held on September 28, 2011, to showcase the cumulative advancements. This demo of the commercial product will be followed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., certification by the fourth quarter of 2011, and simultaneously the customer launch and commercial production sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. This final report provides an overview of all three stages and a full-length reporting of activities and accomplishments in Stage 3.

Bower, Ward Isaac; Heavener, Paul (Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ); Sena-Henderson, Lisa; Hammell, Darren (Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ); Holveck, Mark (Princeton Power Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ); David, Carolyn; Akhil, Abbas Ali; Gonzalez, Sigifredo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Extending the Constant Power Speed Range of the Brushless DC Motor through Dual Mode Inverter Control -- Part I: Theory and Simulation  

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An inverter topology and control scheme has been developed that can drive low-inductance, surface-mounted permanent magnet motors over the wide constant power speed range required in electric vehicle applications. This new controller is called the dual-mode inverter control (DMIC) [1]. The DMIC can drive either the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) with sinusoidal back emf, or the brushless dc machine (BDCM) with trapezoidal emf in the motoring and regenerative braking modes. In this paper we concentrate on the BDCM under high-speed motoring conditions. Simulation results show that if all motor and inverter loss mechanisms are neglected, the constant power speed range of the DMIC is infinite. The simulation results are supported by closed form expressions for peak and rms motor current and average power derived from analytical solution to the differential equations governing the DMIC/BDCM drive for the lossless case. The analytical solution shows that the range of motor inductance that can be accommodated by the DMIC is more than an order of magnitude such that the DMIC is compatible with both low- and high-inductance BDCMs. Finally, method is given for integrating the classical hysteresis band current control, used for motor control below base speed, with the phase advance of DMIC that is applied above base speed. The power versus speed performance of the DMIC is then simulated across the entire speed range.

Lawler, J.S.

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

394

Testing of an Emitter Turn-Off-Based Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) Controller with Real-Time Digital Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this report, the testing of a controller for a 10-MVAR emitter turn-off (ETO) static VAR compensator (STATCOM) through hardware-in-the-loop simulation is described. As the STATCOM was initially intended to be placed near a 50-MW wind farm within the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) system, the wind farm, STATCOM, and relevant portions of the utility system were modeled for a real-time simulator at the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) at Florida State University. Data for validation of the...

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

395

Evaluation of battery converters based on 4. 8-MW fuel cell demonstrator inverter. Final report. [Contains brief glossary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Electrical power conditioning is a critical element in the development of advanced electrochemical energy storage systems. This program evaluates the use of existing self-commutated converter technology (as developed by the Power Systems Division of United Technologies for the 4.8-MW Fuel Cell Demonstrator) with modification for use in battery energy storage systems. The program consists of three parts: evaluation of the cost and performance of a self-commutated converter modified to maintain production commonality between battery and fuel cell power conditioners, demonstration of the principal characteristics required for the battery application in MW-scale hardware, and investigation of the technical requirements of operation isolated from the utility system. A power-conditioning system consisting of a self-commutated converter augmented with a phase-controlled rectifier was selected and a preliminary design, prepared. A principal factor in this selection was production commonality with the fuel cell inverter system. Additional types of augmentation, and the use of a self-commutated converter system without augmentation, were also considered. A survey of advanced battery manufacturers was used to establish the dc interface characteristics. The principal characteristics of self-commutated converter operation required for battery application were demonstrated with the aid of an available 0.5-MW development system. A survey of five REA and municipal utilities and three A and E firms was conducted to determine technical requirements for operation in a mode isolated from the utility. Definitive requirements for this application were not established because of the limited scope of this study. 63 figures, 37 tables.

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1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Turning fungus into fuel  

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uniforms and canvas tents could hold the key to improvements in the production of biofuels. May 4, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in...

397

The Turn-on of LCLS: the X-Ray Free Electron Laser at SLAC ( Keynote - 2011 JGI User Meeting)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. SLAC National Laboratory Director Persis Drell gives a keynote talk on "The Turn-on of LCLS: the X-Ray Free-Electron Laser at SLAC" at the 6th Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2011

Drell, Persis [SLAC Director

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

398

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Impact Study of Value-Added Functionality on Inverters in ESS - Eric Green & Vivek Ramachandran, NC State  

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

Results (Model Validation) Results (Model Validation) Figure 6: Real and Reactive Power Reference vs. Output Figure 7: IGBT and Diode Loss from Manufacturer (Fuji) Figure 8: IGBT and Diode Loss from Simulation Impact Study of Value-Added Functionality on Inverters in Energy Storage Systems Motivation Power conversion systems (PCS) developers are incorporating value-added functions; little is known about the on overall PCS reliability. Objective Develop electrical models to gain an understanding of the degradation of a PCS and its internal components due to value- added functionality; primarily VAR generation. Investigation and modeling of frequency support applications may be considered as a secondary objective.

399

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Improved current saturation and shifted switching threshold voltage in In2O3 nanowire based, fully transparent NMOS inverters via femtosecond laser annealing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transistors based on various types of non-silicon nanowires have shown great potential for a variety of applications, especially for those require transparency and low-temperature substrates. However, critical requirements for circuit functionality such as saturated source-drain current, and matched threshold voltages of individual nanowire transistors in a way that is compatible with low temperature substrates, have not been achieved. Here we show that femtosecond laser pulses can anneal individual transistors based on In2O3 nanowires, improve the saturation of the source-drain current, and permanently shift the threshold voltage to the positive direction. We applied this technique and successfully shifted the switching threshold voltages of NMOS based inverters and improved their noise margin, in both depletion and enhancement modes. Our demonstration provides a method to trim the parameters of individual nanowire transistors, and suggests potential for large-scale integration of nanowire-based circuit bloc...

Lee, Chunghun; Srisungsitthisunti, Pornsak; Kim, Seongmin; Zhou, Chongwu; Janes, David B; Xu, Xianfan; Roy, Kaushik; Ju, Sanghyun; Qi, Minghao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Control algorithm for the inverter fed induction motor drive with DC current feedback loop based on principles of the vector control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper brings out a control algorithm for VSI fed induction motor drives based on the converter DC link current feedback. It is shown that the speed and flux can be controlled over the wide speed and load range quite satisfactorily for simpler drives. The base commands of both the inverter voltage and frequency are proportional to the reference speed, but each of them is further modified by the signals derived from the DC current sensor. The algorithm is based on the equations well known from the vector control theory, and is aimed to obtain the constant rotor flux and proportionality between the electrical torque, the slip frequency and the active component of the stator current. In this way, the problems of slip compensation, Ri compensation and correction of U/f characteristics are solved in the same time. Analytical considerations and computer simulations of the proposed control structure are in close agreement with the experimental results measured on a prototype drive.

Vuckovic, V.; Vukosavic, S. (Electrical Engineering Inst. Nikola Tesla, Viktora Igoa 3, Belgrade, 11000 (Yugoslavia))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Inverted GaInP/(In)GaAs/InGaAs Triple-Junction Solar Cells with Low-Stress Metamorphic Bottom Junctions: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We demonstrate high efficiency performance in two ultra-thin, Ge-free III-V semiconductor triple-junction solar cell device designs grown in an inverted configuration. Low-stress metamorphic junctions were engineered to achieve excellent photovoltaic performance with less than 3 x 106 cm-2 threading dislocations. The first design with band gaps of 1.83/1.40/1.00 eV, containing a single metamorphic junction, achieved 33.8% and 39.2% efficiencies under the standard one-sun global spectrum and concentrated direct spectrum at 131 suns, respectively. The second design with band gaps of 1.83/1.34/0.89 eV, containing two metamorphic junctions achieved 33.2% and 40.1% efficiencies under the standard one-sun global spectrum and concentrated direct spectrum at 143 suns, respectively.

Geisz, J. F.; Kurtz, S. R.; Wanlass, M. W.; Ward, J. S.; Duda, A.; Friedman, D. J.; Olson, J. M.; McMahon, W. E.; Moriarty, T. E.; Kiehl, J. T.; Romero, M. J.; Norman, A. G.; Jones, K. M.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

The Revenge of the Market on the Rentiers: Why neo-liberal Reports of the end of history turned out to be premature  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

)=collapse of the ‘dotcom’ bubble. Source: for 1990-2007, IMF (2009), and for 1980, McKinsey (2009; data available only for 1980; McKinsey’s data are based on IMF statistics, but include bank deposits rather than bank assets). In turn, Figure 2 indicates...

Palma, J G

404

This document is a preprint of the final paper: Savaghebi, M.; Vasquez, J.C.; Jalilian, A.; Guerrero, J.M.; Tzung-Lin Lee; , "Selective harmonic virtual impedance for voltage source inverters with LCL filter in microgrids," Energy Conversion  

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with LCL filter in microgrids," Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp in Microgrids Mehdi Savaghebi1 , Juan C. Vasquez2 , Alireza Jalilian1 , Josep M. Guerrero2 , and Tzung-Lin Lee3 source inverters ended with LCL filters for microgrid applications. The control approach consists

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

405

Extending the Constant Power Speed Range of the Brushless DC Motor through Dual Mode Inverter Control -- Part II: Laboratory Proof-of-Principle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Previous theoretical work has shown that when all loss mechanisms are neglected the constant power speed range (CPSR) of a brushless dc motor (BDCM) is infinite when the motor is driven by the dual-mode inverter control (DMIC) [1,2]. In a physical drive, losses, particularly speed-sensitive losses, will limit the CPSR to a finite value. In this paper we report the results of laboratory testing of a low-inductance, 7.5-hp BDCM driven by the DMIC. The speed rating of the test motor rotor limited the upper speed of the testing, and the results show that the CPSR of the test machine is greater than 6:1 when driven by the DMIC. Current wave shape, peak, and rms values remained controlled and within rating over the entire speed range. The laboratory measurements allowed the speed-sensitive losses to be quantified and incorporated into computer simulation models, which then accurately reproduce the results of lab testing. The simulator shows that the limiting CPSR of the test motor is 8:1. These results confirm that the DMIC is capable of driving low-inductance BDCMs over the wide CPSR that would be required in electric vehicle applications.

Lawler, J.S.

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

406

CRADA Final Report: Application of Dual-Mode Inverter Control to Commercially Available Radial-Gap Mermanent Magnet Motors - Vol. I  

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John Deere and Company (Deere), their partner, UQM Technologies, Inc. (UQM), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) recently completed work on the cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) Number ORNL 04-0691 outlined in this report. CRADA 04-0691 addresses two topical issues of interest to Deere: (1) Improved characterization of hydrogen storage and heat-transfer management; and (2) Potential benefits from advanced electric motor traction-drive technologies. This report presents the findings of the collaborative examination of potential operational and cost benefits from using ORNL/PEEMRC dual-mode inverter control (DMIC) to drive permanent magnet (PM) motors in applications of interest to Deere. DMIC was initially developed and patented by ORNL to enable PM motors to be driven to speeds far above base speed where the back-electromotive force (emf) equals the source voltage where it is increasingly difficult to inject current into the motor. DMIC is a modification of conventional phase advance (CPA). DMIC's dual-speed modes are below base speed, where traditional pulse-width modulation (PWM) achieves maximum torque per ampere (amp), and above base speed, where six-step operation achieves maximum power per amp. The modification that enables DMIC adds two anti-parallel thyristors in each of the three motor phases, which consequently adds the cost of six thyristors. Two features evaluated in this collaboration with potential to justify the additional thyristor cost were a possible reduction in motor cost and savings during operation because of higher efficiency, both permitted because of lower current. The collaborative analysis showed that the reduction of motor cost and base cost of the inverter was small, while the cost of adding six thyristors was greater than anticipated. Modeling the DMIC control displayed inverter efficiency gains due to reduced current, especially under light load and higher speed. This current reduction, which is the salient feature of DMIC, may be significant when operating duty cycles have low loads at high frequencies. Reduced copper losses make operation more efficient thereby reducing operating costs. In the Deere applications selected for this study, the operating benefit was overshadowed by the motor's rotational losses. Rotational losses of Deere 1 and Deere 2 dominate the overall drive efficiency so that their reduction has the greatest potential to improve performance. A good follow-up project would be to explore cost erective ways to reduce the rotational losses buy 66%. During this analysis it has been shown that, for a PM synchronous motor (PMSM), the DMIC's salient feature is its ability to minimize the current required to deliver a given power. The root-mean-square (rms) current of a motor is determined by the speed, power, motor drive parameters, and controls as I{sub rms} = (n, P, motor drive parameters, controls), where n is the relative speed, {omega}/{omega}{sub base} = {Omega}/{Omega}{sub base}, {omega} is the mechanical frequency, {Omega} is the electrical frequency, and P is the power. The characteristic current is the rms current at infinite speed, when all resistance and rotational losses are neglected. Expressions have been derived for the characteristic currents of PMSMs when the motor is controlled by CPA and by DMIC. The expression for CPA characteristic current is I{sub n{yields}{infinity}}{sup CPA} = nE{sub base}/X = nE{sub base}/n{Omega}{sub b}L = E{sub base}/{Omega}{sub b}L, which is strictly a function of the machine parameters, back-emf at base speed, base speed electrical frequency, and inductance. At high speeds, the rms current tends to remain constant even when the load-power requirements are reduced. The expression for DMIC characteristic current is I{sub n{yields}{infinity}}{sup DMIC} = P/3V{sub max} = P{pi}/3{radical}2V{sub dc}, which has nothing to do with machine parameters. This interesting result shows that at high speeds under DMIC control

McKeever, John W [ORNL; Lawler, Jack [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Stahlhut, Ronnie D [ORNL; Bremmer, R. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Shoemaker, J. M. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Seksarian, A. K. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Poore, B. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Lutz, Jon F [ORNL

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

CRADA Final Report: Application of Dual-Mode Inverter Control to Commercially Available Radial-Gap Mermanent Magnet Motors - Vol. I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

John Deere and Company (Deere), their partner, UQM Technologies, Inc. (UQM), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) recently completed work on the cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) Number ORNL 04-0691 outlined in this report. CRADA 04-0691 addresses two topical issues of interest to Deere: (1) Improved characterization of hydrogen storage and heat-transfer management; and (2) Potential benefits from advanced electric motor traction-drive technologies. This report presents the findings of the collaborative examination of potential operational and cost benefits from using ORNL/PEEMRC dual-mode inverter control (DMIC) to drive permanent magnet (PM) motors in applications of interest to Deere. DMIC was initially developed and patented by ORNL to enable PM motors to be driven to speeds far above base speed where the back-electromotive force (emf) equals the source voltage where it is increasingly difficult to inject current into the motor. DMIC is a modification of conventional phase advance (CPA). DMIC's dual-speed modes are below base speed, where traditional pulse-width modulation (PWM) achieves maximum torque per ampere (amp), and above base speed, where six-step operation achieves maximum power per amp. The modification that enables DMIC adds two anti-parallel thyristors in each of the three motor phases, which consequently adds the cost of six thyristors. Two features evaluated in this collaboration with potential to justify the additional thyristor cost were a possible reduction in motor cost and savings during operation because of higher efficiency, both permitted because of lower current. The collaborative analysis showed that the reduction of motor cost and base cost of the inverter was small, while the cost of adding six thyristors was greater than anticipated. Modeling the DMIC control displayed inverter efficiency gains due to reduced current, especially under light load and higher speed. This current reduction, which is the salient feature of DMIC, may be significant when operating duty cycles have low loads at high frequencies. Reduced copper losses make operation more efficient thereby reducing operating costs. In the Deere applications selected for this study, the operating benefit was overshadowed by the motor's rotational losses. Rotational losses of Deere 1 and Deere 2 dominate the overall drive efficiency so that their reduction has the greatest potential to improve performance. A good follow-up project would be to explore cost erective ways to reduce the rotational losses buy 66%. During this analysis it has been shown that, for a PM synchronous motor (PMSM), the DMIC's salient feature is its ability to minimize the current required to deliver a given power. The root-mean-square (rms) current of a motor is determined by the speed, power, motor drive parameters, and controls as I{sub rms} = (n, P, motor drive parameters, controls), where n is the relative speed, {omega}/{omega}{sub base} = {Omega}/{Omega}{sub base}, {omega} is the mechanical frequency, {Omega} is the electrical frequency, and P is the power. The characteristic current is the rms current at infinite speed, when all resistance and rotational losses are neglected. Expressions have been derived for the characteristic currents of PMSMs when the motor is controlled by CPA and by DMIC. The expression for CPA characteristic current is I{sub n{yields}{infinity}}{sup CPA} = nE{sub base}/X = nE{sub base}/n{Omega}{sub b}L = E{sub base}/{Omega}{sub b}L, which is strictly a function of the machine parameters, back-emf at base speed, base speed electrical frequency, and inductance. At high speeds, the rms current tends to remain constant even when the load-power requirements are reduced. The expression for DMIC characteristic current is I{sub n{yields}{infinity}}{sup DMIC} = P/3V{sub max} = P{pi}/3{radical}2V{sub dc}, which has nothing to do with machine parameters. This interesting result shows that at high speeds under DMIC control, the rms current diminis

McKeever, John W [ORNL; Lawler, Jack [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Stahlhut, Ronnie D [ORNL; Bremmer, R. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Shoemaker, J. M. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Seksarian, A. K. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Poore, B. [John Deere -- Moline Tech Center; Lutz, Jon F [ORNL

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

TurningPoint Evaluation Results  

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

Results of the Knoxville 2012 Meeting Evaluation 15 22.06% 5 7.35% 36 52.94% 0 0% 3 4.41% 6 8.82% 3 4.41% Totals 68 100% 25 17.86% 38 27.14% 38 27.14% 38 27.14% 1 0.71% Totals 140 100% 35 47.30% 36 48.65% 2 2.70% 1 1.35% Totals 74 100% 1.) Please indicate what type of agency or company you represent. Responses Federal 2.) Which breakout sessions did you attend? Responses NRC: Storage and disposal topics NRC: Rulemakings and studies Emerging technologies for HAZMAT shipments Harmonization, DOE directives, TEPP activitie... Tribal State executive State legislature Local Private Other Didn't attend None 3.) Keynote Address: DOE Office of Environmental Management Responses Very Somewhat Not useful 22.1% 7.4% 52.9% 0% 4.4% 8.8% 4.4% Federal Tribal State executive State legislature Local

409

Big wheels keep on turning  

SciTech Connect

Although the structure of the market for bucketwheel and bucket chain based equipment has changed over the years, design advances have enabled the technology to retain a significant place in the production and distribution of coal and minerals. 4 photos.

Casteel, K.

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

410

Miners turn to integrated technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To offset turnover and share data in a more timely fashion, mining companies are looking at smarter ways of managing coal extraction. Runge has developed a mine management system called Mining Dynamics which transfers data from Xact, the firms short term planning system, and integrates it with information from SAP using a composite application. The system allows mine personnel to concentrate on their jobs without getting bogged down in data entry. Xact has about 60 licenses worldwide, five of which are in the Power River Basin.

Fiscor, S.

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

411

Tides turn for tidal power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Capricious air currents and passing clouds may thwart wind and solar power, but the tides, governed by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun, might prove a more dependable energy source. In certain spots, the tides have already proved a good ...

J. Calamia

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Industry turns its attention south  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper discusses the outlook for the gas and oil industries in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Significant foreign investment continues to elude Russia`s oil and gas industry, so the Caspian nations of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are picking up the slack, welcoming the flow of foreign capital to their energy projects. Separate evaluations are given for Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia.

Marhefka, D. [Russian Petroleum Investor, Moscow (Russian Federation)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Turning industry visions into reality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This brochure outlines the activities of the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) in the Department of Energy. OIT activities are aimed at industry adoption of energy-efficient, pollution-reducing technologies and include research and development on advanced technologies, financing, technical assistance, information dissemination, education, and bringing together industry groups, universities, National Laboratories, states, and environmentalists. OIT`s core initiative is to facilitate partnerships within seven materials and process industries: aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metalcasting, petroleum refining, and steel industries.

NONE

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Technique development for uiper critical field studies of SmFeAs(O,F) in the 300T single turn system  

SciTech Connect

In high temperature superconductors, such as the most recent class of iron pnictides, extremely high upper critical fields H{sub c2} are common. The determination of H{sub c2}(T) is crucial to understand the detailed nature of the superconductor, in particular H{sub c2}(T = 0K) is of great interest. It is not only related to fundamental properties of the system, it is furthermore of great importance for materials science, as it is the ultimate limit of applicability of this superconductor in high field applications. However, this important quantity can only be estimated by extrapolation, as H{sub c2}(T = 0K) well exceeds hundreds of Tesla in optimally doped SillFeAs(O,F). We are developing methods to measure Ha(T) in direct transport in the extreme magnetic fields generated by the LANL single turn magnet.

Mcdonald, Ross D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Balakirev, F. F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Altarawneh, M. M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Betts, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mielke, C. H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moll, Philip Jw [ETH ZURICH; Zhigadlo, N D [ETH ZURICH; Karpinski, J [ETH ZURICH; Batlogg, B. [ETH ZURICH

2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

415

What Employees Need (and Want) to Hear When Justifying the Suspension of a Regulated Metals Plan for the Processing of Drums Containing Metal Turnings  

SciTech Connect

A Regulated Metals Plan (RMP) was implemented for outdoor work activities involving the removal and disposition of approximately 4,000 deteriorated waste drums containing 236 metric tonnes (260 tons) of lead turnings from various, unspecified machine shop facilities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Until exposure monitoring could prove otherwise, the work area established for processing the drums was conservatively defined as a Lead Regulated Area (LRA) subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Lead Standard found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910.1025. The vast majority of the analytical results for the industrial hygiene breathing zone samples collected and tested for arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, selenium, silver, and thallium using the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's analytical method 7300 were equivalent to the laboratory detection limits for each analyte. All results were less than 6% of their respective Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL), except for one nickel result that was approximately 17% of its PEL. The results provided justification to eventually down-post the LRA to existing employee protection requirements. In addition to removing the deteriorated drums and accompanying debris, the success of this project was quantified in terms of zero recordable injuries. The primary contributor in achieving this success was the sharing and communication of information between management, safety, and the field teams. Specifically, this was what the employees needed (and wanted) to hear when justifying the suspension of the RMP for the processing of drums containing metal turnings. Daily briefings on the status of the project and field monitoring results were just as important as maintaining budget and schedule milestones. Also, the Environmental, Safety and Health organization maintained its presence by continuing to monitor evolving field conditions to ensure the effectiveness of its plans and procedures. (authors)

Todd Potts, T. [WESKEM, LLC, Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Hylko, J.M. [Paducah Remediation Services, LLC, Kevil, KY (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Air Cooled Traction Drive Inverter  

Energy & Transportation Science Division Licensing Contact SIMS, DAVID L UT-Battelle, LLC Oak Ridge National Laboratory Rm 124C, Bldg 4500N, MS: ...

417

The C-Terminal RpoN Domain of sigma54 Forms an unpredictedHelix-Turn-Helix Motif Similar to domains of sigma70  

SciTech Connect

The ''{delta}'' subunit of prokaryotic RNA-polymerase allows gene-specific transcription initiation. Two {sigma} families have been identified, {sigma}{sup 70} and {sigma}{sup 54}, which use distinct mechanisms to initiate transcription and share no detectable sequence homology. Although the {sigma}{sup 70}-type factors have been well characterized structurally by x-ray crystallography, no high-resolution structural information is available for the {sigma}{sup 54}-type factors. Here we present the NMR derived structure of the C-terminal domain of {sigma}{sup 54} from Aquifex aeolicus. This domain (Thr323 to Gly389), which contains the highly conserved RpoN box sequence, consists of a poorly structured N-terminal tail followed by a three-helix bundle, which is surprisingly similar to domains of the {sigma}{sup 70}-type proteins. Residues of the RpoN box, which have previously been shown to be critical for DNA binding, form the second helix of an unpredicted helix-turn-helix motif. This structure's homology with other DNA binding proteins, combined with previous biochemical data, suggest how the C-terminal domain of {sigma}{sup 54} binds to DNA.

Doucleff, Michaeleen; Malak, Lawrence T.; Pelton, Jeffrey G.; Wemmer, David E.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Method for inverting reflection trace data from 3-D and 4-D seismic surveys and identifying subsurface fluid and pathways in and among hydrocarbon reservoirs based on impedance models  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed for inverting 3-D seismic reflection data obtained from seismic surveys to derive impedance models for a subsurface region, and for inversion of multiple 3-D seismic surveys (i.e., 4-D seismic surveys) of the same subsurface volume, separated in time to allow for dynamic fluid migration, such that small scale structure and regions of fluid and dynamic fluid flow within the subsurface volume being studied can be identified. The method allows for the mapping and quantification of available hydrocarbons within a reservoir and is thus useful for hydrocarbon prospecting and reservoir management. An iterative seismic inversion scheme constrained by actual well log data which uses a time/depth dependent seismic source function is employed to derive impedance models from 3-D and 4-D seismic datasets. The impedance values can be region grown to better isolate the low impedance hydrocarbon bearing regions. Impedance data derived from multiple 3-D seismic surveys of the same volume can be compared to identify regions of dynamic evolution and bypassed pay. Effective Oil Saturation or net oil thickness can also be derived from the impedance data and used for quantitative assessment of prospective drilling targets and reservoir management. 20 figs.

He, W.; Anderson, R.N.

1998-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

419

Method for inverting reflection trace data from 3-D and 4-D seismic surveys and identifying subsurface fluid and pathways in and among hydrocarbon reservoirs based on impedance models  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed for inverting 3-D seismic reflection data obtained from seismic surveys to derive impedance models for a subsurface region, and for inversion of multiple 3-D seismic surveys (i.e., 4-D seismic surveys) of the same subsurface volume, separated in time to allow for dynamic fluid migration, such that small scale structure and regions of fluid and dynamic fluid flow within the subsurface volume being studied can be identified. The method allows for the mapping and quantification of available hydrocarbons within a reservoir and is thus useful for hydrocarbon prospecting and reservoir management. An iterative seismic inversion scheme constrained by actual well log data which uses a time/depth dependent seismic source function is employed to derive impedance models from 3-D and 4-D seismic datasets. The impedance values can be region grown to better isolate the low impedance hydrocarbon bearing regions. Impedance data derived from multiple 3-D seismic surveys of the same volume can be compared to identify regions of dynamic evolution and bypassed pay. Effective Oil Saturation or net oil thickness can also be derived from the impedance data and used for quantitative assessment of prospective drilling targets and reservoir management.

He, Wei (New Milford, NJ); Anderson, Roger N. (New York, NY)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

The Vertical Turn: Topographies of Metropolitan Modernism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Its Discontents: Essays on the New Mobility of People and214 Although this new vertical mobility was largely embracedhave produced new possibilities for mobility, simultaneity,

Haacke, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

The Vertical Turn: Topographies of Metropolitan Modernism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

s Catch-22; Billy Pilgrim, who becomes fantastically “Heller’s Catch-22; Billy Pilgrim, who becomes “unstuck indead people. Billy Pilgrim explains: “When a Tralfamadorian

Haacke, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The Silicon Solar Cell Turns 50  

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Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson likely never imagined inventing a solar cell that would revolutionize the photovoltaics industry. There wasn't even a photovoltaics industry to revolu- tionize in 1952. The three scientists were simply trying to solve problems within the Bell tele- phone system. Traditional dry cell batteries, which worked fine in mild climates, degraded too rapidly in the tropics and ceased to work when needed. The company therefore asked its famous research arm-Bell Laboratories-to explore alternative sources of freestand- ing power. Daryl Chapin got the assign- ment. At that time, his job was to test wind machines, thermoelectric gensets, and steam engines. Being a solar energy enthusiast, he suggested that the investi- gation include solar cells. His supervisor

423

Turning exams into a learning experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most students see exams as a stressful experience, having crammed as much as they possibly can and hoping that the material they have studied would indeed be on the exams, and the material that they did not have the time to study for, nor understand, ... Keywords: assessment, learning, midterms, peer-instruction, two-stage exams

Benjamin Yu; George Tsiknis; Meghan Allen

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Business Plan Turning waste into fuel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-around-delhi-azadpur-mandi/ Problem Azadpur Mandi is the largest wholesale produce market in Asia, covering more than 90 acres on Biofuels 2.0 THE VISION AND GOALS 2.1 The Policy aims at mainstreaming of biofuels and, therefore.1 The following definitions of biofuels shall apply for the purpose of this Policy: i. `biofuels' are liquid

Mlllet, Dylan B.

425

The Vertical Turn: Topographies of Metropolitan Modernism  

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pastoral city, with the tall tower standing as a guidingreach a church with a tall tower, which she climbs up. Then,tall sequoia trees outside the city, and of course the church tower

Haacke, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Turning wastes into high grade ecoproducts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nature of precursors has a strong influence on the structure and properties of the activated carbons (AC). At the same time, their adsorption capacity is determined by the condition of manufacturing during the thermal processes. This study was undertaken ... Keywords: adsorption, depollution, microporosity, renewable ecoproducts, wastes re-use

Georgeta Predeanu

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

The Earth System Grid: Turning Climate Datasets  

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Download Data Search NERSC MSS, HPSS: Tertiary data storage systems First Generation ESG Architecture RLS

428

Turning Waste into By-Product  

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This paper studies how a firm can create and capture value by converting a waste stream into a useful and saleable by-product (i.e., implementing by-product synergy (BPS)). We show that BPS creates an operational synergy between two products that are ... Keywords: by-product synergy, environment, operations management, sustainability

Deishin Lee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

The Vertical Turn: Topographies of Metropolitan Modernism  

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1948: “In an atomic war, congested cities would become deathcrashes down on the city like an atomic bomb. The heat is

Haacke, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

The Buck Institute Turned to Geothermal  

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of heat sinks or sources in the subsurface are (i) geothermal activity, (ii) solar radiation, (iii by heating were not investigated. Free thermal convection, however, is a key process in geothermal reser on the meter-scale. However, on the larger kilometer-scale of a geothermal reservoir regarded here, the effect

431

Turning down the noise in the blogosphere  

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In recent years, the blogosphere has experienced a substantial increase in the number of posts published daily, forcing users to cope with information overload. The task of guiding users through this flood of information has thus become critical. To ... Keywords: blogs, personalization

Khalid El-Arini; Gaurav Veda; Dafna Shahaf; Carlos Guestrin

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

DOE Turns 25 | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Y-12 Earn 11 R&D 100 Awards Jul 2, 2013 US, International Partners Remove Last Remaining HEU from Vietnam, Set Nuclear Security Milestone View All > Timeline Curious about NNSA...

433

Nuclear energy at the turning point  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In deciding the future course of nuclear energy, it is necessary to re-examine man's long-term energy options, in particular solar energy and the breeder reactor. Both systems pose difficultiies: energy from the sun is likely to be expensive as well as limited, whereas a massive world-wide deployment of nuclear breeders will create problems of safety and of proliferation. Nuclear energy's long-term success depends on resolving both of these problems. Collocation of nuclear facilities with a system of resident inspectors are measures that ought to help increase the proliferation-resistance as well as the safety of a large-scale, long-term nuclear system based on breeders. In such a long-term system a strengthened International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is viewed as playing a central role.

Weinberg, A.M.

1977-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

SHAC: a nation turns to the sun  

SciTech Connect

Solar energy for heating and cooling (SHAC) doesn't work in every situation, but in some applications it can work very well. The right SHAC system, applied in the right place at the right time, has the potential to lower utility costs and customer electricity bills. Researchers are identifying preferred systems and their optimum applications. Because of their potential for load leveling, SHAC systems are of interest to the utility industry, even though these systems generally belong to individual homeowners. SHAC research programs involving the Electric Power Research Institute cover both active and passive systems. 3 references.

Lihach, N.; Purcell, G.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Collaborative Unit Construction in Korean: Pivot Turns  

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A. (1996). Interactional units in conversation: Syntactic,M. (2000). The construction of units in conversational talk.character of grammatical units in conversation: Conditional

Ju, Hee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Turning local materials into solar technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dr. A. Jagadeesh, founder President of the Society of Science for the People in India, explains his design for a solar water pre-heater for cooking. This simple technology can significantly decrease the amount of fuel used to cook food in rural areas of developing countries. The basis for the solar water pre-heater is the fact that the use of pre-heated water of 60C to cook food, particularly rice, dal and maize, lowers cooking times considerably and leads to substantial fuel savings.

Jagadeesh, A. (Society of Science for the People in India, Andhra, Pradesh (India))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Turning research into results, final report  

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In September 1989, the ACEC Research and Management Foundation (ACEC/RMF) submitted a proposal to the US Department of Energy (DOE) in response to the Existing Buildings Efficiency Program`s Solicitation Number DE-PS01-89CE21034. On May 15, 1990, DOE informed ACEC/RMF that it had been selected for a grant award; the final agreement was signed on July 23, 1990. The purpose of the effort was to develop an information package showing engineering firms that energy services can be sold to owners and developers successfully and profitably, that not every design that goes beyond code results in a lawsuit, that owners can be shown the value of paying for the additional design analysis that energy efficiency design requires. The package was envisioned to include examples of buildings that succeed in terms of energy, cost, and design team benefits. It was further conceptualized as both a technical and marketing resource to provide helpful facts, references to relevant documents, graphic materials to be used during client presentations, and guidance on the latest in useful research results.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Turn the paper around! History Gallery  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the book of Manhattan Project badges. Is there any evidence that someone with your last name worked here

439

Turn Motors Off When Not in Use  

SciTech Connect

This is one in a series of tip sheets to help manufacturers optimize their industrial motor and motor-driven systems.

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2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

dc-to-ac power converter for fuel cell system  

SciTech Connect

As the interface between fuel cells and the utility line, a self-commutated inverter is preferred to a line-commutated inverter because of its easy controllability. Using the gate turn off (GTO) thyristors, this inverter can have high efficiency and simple circuit configurations. This paper describes the design features and test results of the dc-to-ac power converter, which is principally composed of four-phase transistor chopper and 12-pulse GTO inverter, for a 50kW experimental fuel cell power system. Furthermore, new GTO inverter which improves the circuit efficiency is presented. Special emphasis is placed on a detailed analysis and evaluation of this GTO inverter.

Kawabata, T.; Asaeda, T.; Hamasaki, Y.; Yutani, T.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Inverter Control for Multiple Electric Machines  

engine volume to house them all. To improve options for motor design, ORNL researchers invented an integrated

442

Efficient set intersection for inverted indexing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conjunctive Boolean queries are a key component of modern information retrieval systems, especially when Web-scale repositories are being searched. A conjunctive query q is equivalent to a |q|-way intersection over ordered ... Keywords: Compact data structures, bitvector, byte-code, information retrieval, set intersection, set representation

J. Shane Culpepper; Alistair Moffat

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Inverted lVIicroscope DIAPHOT-TMD  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-over is pulled out, and the lower one is pushed in. ® It is recommended to adjust the brightness by the ND) Replacement· Connector not connected securely) Secure connection· Fuse holder not firmly fastened) Firm

Kleinfeld, David

444

Determination of coupled-lattice properties using turn-by-turn data  

SciTech Connect

A formalism for extracting coupled betatron parameters from multiturn, shock excited, beam position monitor data is described. The most important results are nonperturbative in that they do not rely on the underlying ideal lattice model. Except for damping, which is assumed to be exponential and small enough to be removed empirically, the description is symplectic. As well as simplifying the description, this leads to self-consistency checks that are applied to the data. The most important of these is a {open_quotes}magic ratio{close_quotes} of Fourier coefficients that is required to be a lattice invariant, the same at every beam position monitor. All formulas are applied to both real and simulated data. The real data was acquired June, 1992 at LEP as part of decoupling studies, using the LEP beam orbit measurement system. Simulated data, obtained by numerical tracking (TEAPOT) in the same (except for unknown errors) lattice, agrees well with real data when subjected to identical analysis. For both datasets, deviations between extracted and design parameters and deviations from self-consistency can be accounted for by noise and signal processing limitations. This investigation demonstrates that the LEP beam position system yields reliable local coupling measurements. It can be conservatively assumed that systems of similar design at the SSC and LHC will provide the measurements needed for local decoupling.

Bourianoff, G.; Hunt, S.; Mathieson, D. [and others

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Ambient addition : how to turn urban noise into music  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As human civilization devises ever more powerful machines, living among them may become more difficult. We may find ourselves surrounded by incidentally created sounds and noises which are out of synchronization with our ...

Vawter, Noah (Noah Theodore)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Ambient Addition: How to turn urban noise into music  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As human civilization devises ever more powerful machines, living among them may become more difficult. We may find ourselves surrounded by incidentally created sounds and noises which are out of synchronization with our momentary needs and discordant. Currently, legislating noise pollution is the only articulated solution and clearly it is not very effective. Our impression of sound, however, may be mediated and manipulated, transformed into something less jarring. So far, Walkmans and sound canceling headphones have done this, isolating us from noise but also from one another. In their place, a next generation headphone system is proposed which integrates environmental sound into a personal soundscape. It allows one to synthesize music from environmental sound using a number of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms to create a sonic space in which the listener remains connected with his or her surroundings, is also cushioned from the most harsh and arrhythmic incursions and may also be drawn to

Noah Vawter; Noah Vawter; Noah Vawter; Chris Csikszentmihályi; Noah Vawter; Barry Vercoe

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Visualizing how to turn plants into biofuel 71610  

In a paper appearing online in the journal Plant Physiology, a team from the ... National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has used four different ...

448

Turning a Nuclear Spotlight on Illegal Weapons Material  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... research neutron source, which bathes material samples with low-energy neutrons. ... count acts as a unique signature of special nuclear material. ...

2013-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

449

Turning the channel to color late-night TV.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Who are the faces of late night talk shows? Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Chelsea Handler. As… (more)

Mendoza, Lauren Alicia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

NIST Physicists Turn to Radio Dial for Finer Atomic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Just as it is easier to improve reception on a home radio by both ... The new work shows that, near magnetic field values that have a big effect on the ...

2010-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

451

LCLS - The X-ray Laser Has Turned On  

SciTech Connect

On April 10, 2009 the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world's first hard x-ray free electron laser, was brought to lasing. Producing an x-ray beam with over a billion times higher peak brightness that then most powerful existing syncrotron sources, it marked the beginning of a new era of science. The LCLS pulses arrive at a rate of 60 - 120 Hz in an energy range from 480 eV to 10 keV, with pulse lengths as short as a few fs to about 300 fs. Since October 2009, users have been performing experiments at the LCLS, and currently three of the six planned instruments are available. Although we stand only at the beginning of LCLS science, there is no doubt about the strong sense of early excitement.

Bergmann, Uwe [Linac Coherent Light Source

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

452

Users turn to consultants for lighting project design  

SciTech Connect

Lighting consultants are replacing suppliers and in-house staff in performing lighting audits and equipment specifications for retrofits and new installations. Consultants have more expertise to assess lighting needs and more freedom to recommend technologies that fit with the overall energy management strategy. The article cites several examples to illustrate the sophistication of modern lighting designs.

Watson, F.

1984-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

453

Illuminating How Complex Oxides Turn Light into Electrical Current...  

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wavelengths. Working with nanobeams (VO2 crystals micrometers in length with nano-dimensioned cross-sections) and micron-scale probes avoids many problems inherent in...

454

New coal dewatering technology turns sludge to powder  

SciTech Connect

Virginian Tech's College of Engineering's Roe-Hoan Yoon and his group have developed a hyperbaric centrifuge that can dewater coal as fine as talcum powder. Such coal fines presently must be discarded by even the most advanced coal cleaning plants because of their high moisture content. The new technology can be used with the Microcel technology to remove ash, to re-mine the fine coal discarded to impoundments and to help minimize waste generation. Virginia Tech has received $1 million in funding from the US Department of State to also help the Indian coal industry produce a cleaner product. 1 photo.

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2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Neutrino Physics at the Turn of the Millenium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent solar & atmospheric nu-data strongly indicate need for physics beyond the Standard Model. I review the ways of reconciling them in terms of 3-nu oscillations. Though not implied by data, bi-maximal nu-mixing models emerge as a possibility. SUSY with broken R-parity provides an attractive way to incorporate it, opening the possibility of testing nu-anomalies at high- energy colliders such as the LHC or at the upcoming long-baseline or nu- factory experiments. Reconciling, in addition, the LSND hint requires a fourth, light sterile neutrino, nus. The simplest are the most symmetric scenarios, in which 2 of the 4 neutrinos are maximally-mixed and lie at the LSND scale, while the others are at the solar scale. The lightness of nus, the nearly maximal atmospheric mixing, and the solar/atmospheric splittings all follow naturally from the assumed lepton-number symmetry and its breaking. These basic schemes can be distinguished at neutral-current-sensitive solar & atmospheric neutrino experiments such as SNO. However underground experiments have not yet proven neutrino masses, as there are many alternatives. For example flavour changing interactions can play an important role in the explanation of solar and contained atmospheric data and could be tested e.g through \\mu \\to e + \\gamma, \\mu-e conversion in nuclei, unaccompanied by neutrino-less double beta decay. Conversely, a short-lived numu might play a role in the explanation of the atmospheric data. Finally, in the presence of a nus, a long-lived heavy nutau could delay the time at which the matter and radiation contributions to the energy density of the Universe become equal, reducing density fluctuations on smaller scales, thus saving the standard CDM scenario, while the light nue, numu and nus would explain the solar & atmospheric data.

J. W. F. Valle

1999-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

456

TMS 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition: Turning Green  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TMS is a member of the Convene Green Alliance, a grass-roots organization of ... TMS is making strides to eliminate waste, recycle and conserve energy in all ...

457

The alchemy of demand response: turning demand into supply  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Paying customers to refrain from purchasing products they want seems to run counter to the normal operation of markets. Demand response should be interpreted not as a supply-side resource but as a secondary market that attempts to correct the misallocation of electricity among electric users caused by regulated average rate tariffs. In a world with costless metering, the DR solution results in inefficiency as measured by deadweight losses. (author)

Rochlin, Cliff

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

458

Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing...  

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

fuel. Once fully operational, the center will produce up to eight million gallons of bioethanol per year. It will also generate six megawatts of electricity -- enough to run the...

459

Chemistry courses as the turning point for premedical students  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

009-9165-3 ORIGINAL PAPER Chemistry courses as the turningnegative experiences in chemistry courses are a major factorTo determine if chemistry courses have a similar effect at a

Barr, Donald A.; Matsui, John; Wanat, Stanley F.; Gonzalez, Maria Elena

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Far Infrared and Terahertz at the turning point of change!  

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horizons is the foundation for business growth * * McKinsey & Co 6 Copyright McKinsey & Co All Rights

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461

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Turning Data Into Wild...  

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researchers at KIPAC, the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics andCosmology, at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and StanfordUniversity. Rather than relying purely...

462

Turning big bang into big bounce. I. Classical dynamics  

SciTech Connect

The big bounce (BB) transition within a flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker model is analyzed in the setting of loop geometry underlying the loop cosmology. We solve the constraint of the theory at the classical level to identify physical phase space and find the Lie algebra of the Dirac observables. We express energy density of matter and geometrical functions in terms of the observables. It is the modification of classical theory by the loop geometry that is responsible for BB. The classical energy scale specific to BB depends on a parameter that should be fixed either by cosmological data or determined theoretically at quantum level, otherwise the energy scale stays unknown.

Dzierzak, Piotr; Malkiewicz, Przemyslaw; Piechocki, Wlodzimierz [Theoretical Physics Department, Institute for Nuclear Studies, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

463

Steep Turn On/Off "Green" Tunnel Transistors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Universityof Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UniversityEngineering – Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Patel, Pratik Ashvin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Natural resource prices: will they ever turn up?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

real price* Resource Aluminum Coal Copper Iron Natural gasprice * Resource Aluminum Coal Copper Iron Natural gasast price* RMS% error Aluminum Coal Copper Iron Natural gas

Berck, Peter; Roberts, Mike

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing...  

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Center is expected to support 380 direct and indirect jobs -- including 175 construction jobs -- and 50 full-time positions once fully operational. Planning for other facilities...

466

Commercial Ethanol Turns Dross to Dollars for Rural Iowans |...  

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

security and create economic opportunity for rural Americans. This includes hundreds of jobs at a bioethanol plant near Emmetsville, Iowa. By 2022, South Dakota-based biofuel...

467

Turning Homes into Low-Cost Ambient Assisted Living Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today motion recognition has become more popular in areas like health care. In real-time environments, the amount of information and data required to compute the user's motion is substantial, while the time to collect and process this information are ... Keywords: Ambient Assistant Living (AAL), Depth Image, Kinect Skeletal Data, Motion, Motion Recognition System

Alexiei Dingli; Daniel Attard; Ruben Mamo

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Isentropic compression studies using the NHMFL single turn  

SciTech Connect

Magnetic isentropic compression experiments (ICE) provide the most accurate shock free compression data for materials at megabar stresses. Recent ICE experiments performed on the Sandia Z-machine (Asay, 1999) and at the Los Alamos High Explosive Pulsed Power facility (Tasker, 2006) are providing our nation with data on material properties in extreme dynamic high stress environments. The LANL National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) can offer a less complex ICE experiment at high stresses (up to {approx}1Mbar) with a high sample throughput and relatively low cost. This is not to say that the NHMFL technique will replace the other methods but rather complement them. For example, NHMFL-ICE is ideal for the development of advanced diagnostics, e.g., to detect phase changes. We will discuss the physics of the NHMFL-ICE experiments and present data from the first proof-of-principle experiments that were performed in September 2010.

Tasker, Douglas G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mielke, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rodriguez, George [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rickel, Dwight [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

469

As the world turns in a convergence culture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The American daytime serial drama is among the oldest television genres and remains a vital part of the television lineup for ABC and CBS as what this thesis calls an immersive story world. However, many within the television ...

Ford, Samuel Earl

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Single Point Turning Process Optimization of Fine Grain Processed ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

wear leads to an increasing required tool load, resulting in increased depth of grain ... of grain distortion, as well as microhardness and residual stress profiles.

471

Turning off the lights: How dark is dark matter?  

SciTech Connect

We consider current observational constraints on the electromagnetic charge of dark matter. The velocity dependence of the scattering cross section through the photon gives rise to qualitatively different constraints than standard dark matter scattering through massive force carriers. In particular, recombination epoch observations of dark matter density perturbations require that {epsilon}, the ratio of the dark matter to electronic charge, is less than 10{sup -6} for m{sub X}=1 GeV, rising to {epsilon}<10{sup -4} for m{sub X}=10 TeV. Though naively one would expect that dark matter carrying a charge well below this constraint could still give rise to large scattering in current direct detection experiments, we show that charged dark matter particles that could be detected with upcoming experiments are expected to be evacuated from the Galactic disk by the Galactic magnetic fields and supernova shock waves and hence will not give rise to a signal. Thus dark matter with a small charge is likely not a source of a signal in current or upcoming dark matter direct detection experiments.

McDermott, Samuel D.; Yu Haibo; Zurek, Kathryn M. [Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z