Sample records for wheel drive power

  1. Energy Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel Energy Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel Photo of a trailer with the Energy Upgrade California logo and...

  2. In-line drivetrain and four wheel drive work machine using same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hoff, Brian (East Peoria, IL)

    2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A four wheel drive articulated mine loader is powered by a fuel cell and propelled by a single electric motor. The drivetrain has the first axle, second axle, and motor arranged in series on the work machine chassis. Torque is carried from the electric motor to the back differential via a pinion meshed with the ring gear of the back differential. A second pinion oriented in an opposite direction away from the ring gear is coupled to a drive shaft to transfer torque from the ring gear to the differential of the front axle. Thus, the ring gear of the back differential acts both to receive torque from the motor and to transfer torque to the forward axle. The in-line drive configuration includes a single electric motor and a single reduction gear to power the four wheel drive mine loader.

  3. Multistage axial-flux PM machine for wheel direct drive

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    Caricchi, F.; Crescimbini, F.; Mezzetti, F.; Santini, E. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of direct-drive wheel motors must comply with diameter restriction due to housing the motor in a wheel rim and allow the achievement of very high torque density and overload capability. Slotless axial-flux permanent magnet machines (AFPMs) prove to be the best candidate for application in electric vehicles as direct-drive wheel motors, as in comparison with conventional machines they allow designs with higher compactness, lightness and efficiency. The paper presents a newly conceived AFPM which has a multistage structure and a water-cooled ironless stator. In the proposed new topology of the machine the space formerly occupied by the toroidal core becomes a water duct, which removes heat directly from the interior surface of the stator winding. The high efficiency of the machine cooling arrangement allows long-term 100% overload operation and great reduction of the machine weight. The multistage structure of the machine is suited to overcome the restriction on the machine diameter and meet the torque required at the wheel shaft. The paper gives guidelines for the design of a multistage AFPM with water-cooled ironless stator, and describes characteristics of a two-stage prototype machine rated 215 N{center_dot}m, 1,100 r/min.

  4. Vibrotactile Feedback in Steering Wheel Reduces Navigation Errors during GPS-Guided Car Driving

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    Basdogan, Cagatay

    vibration motors are mounted onto the steering wheel of a driving simulator and driving experiments-based car navigation system to improve the navigation performance of a driver. In [5], vibration motors were auditory noise and distraction exist in the environment, the navigation errors (making a wrong turn

  5. Electric Power Controller for Steering Wheel Management in Electric Cars

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Electric Power Controller for Steering Wheel Management in Electric Cars Vicente Milanés, Joshué-- Autonomous vehicles, Power control, System analysis and design, Intelligent transportation systems. I they are named hydraulic power steering (HPS) systems. If an electric motor is used then they are named electric

  6. Design of a triple singularity drive for mobile wheeled robots

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    Carothers, Jeffrey (Jeffrey W.)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis encompasses the development of a mobile robotic platform using three singularity drive modules. The process begins with a review of other omnidirectional platforms, comparing and contrasting their strengths and ...

  7. A CASTOR WHEEL CONTROLLER FOR DIFFERENTIAL DRIVE WHEELCHAIRS

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    Bremen, Universitt

    on the front axis), and the tire material (rubber), the addi- tional force to change the angle of the castor by the equipped laser scanners and brakes in time if an obstacle is danger- ously close to the wheelchair. During for different grounds and tire materials, but without a projection of these forces to the differential drive

  8. Multi-stage axial-flux PM machine for wheel direct drive

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    Caricchi, F.; Crescimbini, F.; Mezzetti, F.; Santini, E. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of direct-driven wheel motors must comply with diameter restriction due to housing the motor in a wheel rim and allow the achievement of very high torque density and overload capability. Slotless axial-flux permanent magnet machines (AFPMs) prove to be one best candidate for application in electric vehicles as direct-drive wheel motors, as in comparison with conventional machines they allow designs with higher compactness, lightness and efficiency. The paper presents a newly-conceived AFPM which has multi-stage structure and water-cooled ironless stator. In the proposed new topology of the machine the space formerly occupied by the toroidal core becomes a water duct, which removes heat directly from the interior surface of the stator winding. The high efficiency of the machine cooling arrangement allows long-term 100% overload operation and great reduction of the machine weight. The multistage structure of the machine is suited to overcome the restriction on the machine diameter and meet the torque required at the wheel shaft. The paper gives guidelines for the design of a multi-stage AFPM with water-cooled ironless stator, and describes characteristics of a two-stage prototype machine rated 220 Nm, 1,100 rpm.

  9. Optimal Power Flow Formulation in Market of Retail Wheeling Taiyou Yong, Student Member, IEEE Robert Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    power plants, nuclear power plants etc and selling power to consumers. The suppliers have contractsOptimal Power Flow Formulation in Market of Retail Wheeling Taiyou Yong, Student Member, IEEE at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Abstract: Power system deregulation along with retail wheeling

  10. EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics...

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

    - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop List of...

  11. Utilizing the Traction Drive Power Electronics System to Provide...

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

    Utilizing the Traction Drive Power Electronics System to Provide Plug-in Capability for PHEVs Utilizing the Traction Drive Power Electronics System to Provide Plug-in Capability...

  12. Universal power transistor base drive control unit

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    Gale, Allan R. (Allen Park, MI); Gritter, David J. (Racine, WI)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A saturation condition regulator system for a power transistor which achieves the regulation objectives of a Baker clamp but without dumping excess base drive current into the transistor output circuit. The base drive current of the transistor is sensed and used through an active feedback circuit to produce an error signal which modulates the base drive current through a linearly operating FET. The collector base voltage of the power transistor is independently monitored to develop a second error signal which is also used to regulate base drive current. The current-sensitive circuit operates as a limiter. In addition, a fail-safe timing circuit is disclosed which automatically resets to a turn OFF condition in the event the transistor does not turn ON within a predetermined time after the input signal transition.

  13. Electric Motor Drive Selection Issues for HEV Propulsion Systems: A Comparative Study

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Electric Motor Drive Selection Issues for HEV Propulsion Systems: A Comparative Study M. Zeraoulia1 Combustion Engine (ICE) and the electric motor to deliver power in parallel to drive the wheels. Since both the ICE and electric motor are generally coupled to the drive shaft of the wheels via two clutches

  14. PSI experience with High Power Target Design

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    McDonald, Kirk

    % Power deposition: 30 / 20 kW/mA #12;Drive motor & permanent-magnet clutch Record of the drive torque for the rotation DC-motorPermanent-magnet clutchBall bearing vacuum air pressure #12;design of graphite wheel-E design p-beam Drive shaft BALL BEARINGS *) Silicon nitride balls Rings and cage silver coated Lifetime 2

  15. Base drive circuit for a four-terminal power Darlington

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lee, Fred C. (Blacksburg, VA); Carter, Roy A. (Salem, VA)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high power switching circuit which utilizes a four-terminal Darlington transistor block to improve switching speed, particularly in rapid turn-off. Two independent reverse drive currents are utilized during turn off in order to expel the minority carriers of the Darlington pair at their own charge sweep-out rate. The reverse drive current may be provided by a current transformer, the secondary of which is tapped to the base terminal of the power stage of the Darlington block. In one application, the switching circuit is used in each power switching element in a chopper-inverter drive of an electric vehicle propulsion system.

  16. Microsoft PowerPoint - 06 Crawley Drive for Net Zero Energy Commercial...

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

    Microsoft PowerPoint - 06 Crawley Drive for Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Microsoft PowerPoint - 06 Crawley Drive for Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Microsoft...

  17. Wheeled hopping robot

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fischer, Gary J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides robotic vehicles having wheeled and hopping mobilities that are capable of traversing (e.g. by hopping over) obstacles that are large in size relative to the robot and, are capable of operation in unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides combustion powered linear actuators, which can include latching mechanisms to facilitate pressurized fueling of the actuators, as can be used to provide wheeled vehicles with a hopping mobility.

  18. Tip-up and stabilization of an autonomous four-wheeled vehicle

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    Lan, Justin T

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An instrumented four-wheeled robot was constructed to investigate steering-induced tip-up and rollover of four-wheeled vehicles, and the possibility of stabilizing and driving while balanced on two wheels. Using an analogy ...

  19. Automatic Mechetronic Wheel Light Device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Khan, Mohammed John Fitzgerald (Silver Spring, MD)

    2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A wheel lighting device for illuminating a wheel of a vehicle to increase safety and enhance aesthetics. The device produces the appearance of a "ring of light" on a vehicle's wheels as the vehicle moves. The "ring of light" can automatically change in color and/or brightness according to a vehicle's speed, acceleration, jerk, selection of transmission gears, and/or engine speed. The device provides auxiliary indicator lights by producing light in conjunction with a vehicle's turn signals, hazard lights, alarm systems, and etc. The device comprises a combination of mechanical and electronic components and can be placed on the outer or inner surface of a wheel or made integral to a wheel or wheel cover. The device can be configured for all vehicle types, and is electrically powered by a vehicle's electrical system and/or battery.

  20. Microfabricated microengine for use as a mechanical drive and power source in the microdomain and fabrication process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Garcia, E.J.; Sniegowski, J.J.

    1997-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A microengine uses two synchronized linear actuators as a power source and converts oscillatory motion from the actuators into rotational motion via direct linkage connection to an output gear or wheel. The microengine provides output in the form of a continuously rotating output gear that is capable of delivering drive torque to a micromechanism. The microengine can be operated at varying speeds and its motion can be reversed. Linear actuators are synchronized in order to provide linear oscillatory motion to the linkage means in the X and Y directions according to a desired position, rotational direction and speed of said mechanical output means. The output gear has gear teeth on its outer perimeter for directly contacting a micromechanism requiring mechanical power. The gear is retained by a retaining means which allows said gear to rotate freely. The microengine is microfabricated of polysilicon on one wafer using surface micromachining batch fabrication. 30 figs.

  1. Power Electronics and Electrical Drives Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Bcker

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    Hellebrand, Sybille

    vehiclesElectric vehicles RailCab Power Electronics Switched-mode power supplies High efficiency Drives and Electric Vehicles Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 5 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim BöckerPower Electronics and Electrical Drives Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Böcker Research Topics Mechatronic

  2. EV Everywhere: Electric Drive Systems Bring Power to Plug-in...

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

    Electric Drive Systems Bring Power to Plug-in Electric Vehicles EV Everywhere: Electric Drive Systems Bring Power to Plug-in Electric Vehicles January 31, 2014 - 9:47am Addthis The...

  3. Power factor correction of an electrical drive system based on multiphase machines

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Power factor correction of an electrical drive system based on multiphase machines Khoudir MAROUANI_tabache@yahoo.com Abstract--This paper deals with the energy efficiency improvement of an electrical drive which can be used both in wind energy conversion or motor drive applications. A power factor (PF) control scheme

  4. BATTERY-POWERED, ELECTRIC-DRIVE VEHICLES PROVIDING BUFFER STORAGE FOR PV CAPACITY VALUE

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    Perez, Richard R.

    BATTERY-POWERED, ELECTRIC-DRIVE VEHICLES PROVIDING BUFFER STORAGE FOR PV CAPACITY VALUE Steven requirements that will result in a number of new battery-powered electric drive vehicles being sold beginning as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) power. In a recent press release, the Electric Power Research Institute speculates

  5. High-Power Converters and AC Drives IEEE PESC2005 Tutorial

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    Wu, Bin

    @ee.ryerson.ca http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~bwu/ 2 High-Power Converters and AC Drives 1. Introduction 2. Cascaded H-Bridge Drives High-Power Semiconductor Devices High-Power Converters and AC Drives Bin Wu 4High Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters N dC Cascaded H-bridge (CHB) Inverter dC Two Level Inverter dC Flying

  6. Impacts of Cooling Technology on Solder Fatigue for Power Modules in Electric Traction Drive Vehicles: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    O'Keefe, M.; Vlahinos, A.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes three power module cooling topologies for electric traction drive vehicles: two advanced options using jet impingement cooling and one option using pin-fin liquid cooling.

  7. Variable speed drive as an alternative solution for a micro-hydro power plant.

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    Akhtar, Malik Usman

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? This diploma work is mainly focused on developing the control strategy for avariable speed drive as an alternative solution to a micro-hydro power plant. (more)

  8. HybriDrive Propulsion System Cleaner, smarter power for transit

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    to Full Commercialization of Fuel Cell Buses #12;Well-to-Wheels Efficiency 6 · Battery EV is best at 40 Vehicle Energy Storage System (ESS) Storage and Extraction 0.95 * 0.95 = 0.9R-4 Bffng 10.7% Bffc 5.9% Bze (H2) and Compression 0.65 * 0.9 = 0.59R-6 H2 Transportation and Storage 0.9R-7 H2 Delivery to Vehicle

  9. Qualifying Facility Wheeling Task Force-- Status Report

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    Panjavan, S.

    In early 1989, Central Power and Light Company received a request from the Coastal Corporation to wheel power from an affiliate (Coastal Refining) cogeneration facility to 28 remote installations owned by other affiliates. CPL then requested through...

  10. Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory Integrating Energy Storage withIntegrating Energy Storage with

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory Integrating Energy Storage withIntegrating Energy Storage with Renewable Energy SystemsRenewable Energy Systems Power Electronics and Motor Drives Introduction Wind Energy Profile Solar Energy Profile Energy Storage Options Role of Industrial Electronics

  11. Ancillary Frequency Control of Direct Drive Full-Scale Converter Based Wind Power Plants

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    Chen, Zhe

    presents a simulation model of a wind power plant based on a MW-level variable speed wind turbineAncillary Frequency Control of Direct Drive Full-Scale Converter Based Wind Power Plants Weihao Hu with a full-scale back-to-back power converter developed in the simulation tool of DIgSILENT Power Factory

  12. Variable Frequency Motor Drives: Harmonics, Power Factor, and Energy Efficiency

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    Massey, G. W.

    Variable frequency motor drives (VFD's) have been on the market for many years. Early versions were unreliable and prone to failure. Relatively recent developments in Pulse-Width Modulated (PWM) waveform technology have improved VFD reliability...

  13. Enhanced Recovery Utilizing Variable Frequency Drives and a Distributed Power System

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    Randy Peden; Sanjiv Shah

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes complete results of the project entitled ''Enhanced Recovery Utilizing Variable Frequency Drives and a Distributed Power System''. This demonstration project was initiated in July 2003 and completed in March 2005. The objective of the project was to develop an integrated power production/variable frequency drive system that could easily be deployed in the oil field that would increase production and decrease operating costs. This report describes all the activities occurred and documents results of the demonstration.

  14. Paper Number Development of a Hydro-Mechanical Hydraulic Hybrid Drive

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    Li, Perry Y.

    for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power at the University of Minnesota. The hydro-mechanical hybrid is leveraging the intrinsically high power density of the hydraulic energy storage system through optimal enginePaper Number Development of a Hydro-Mechanical Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Train with Independent Wheel

  15. Utilizing the Traction Drive Power Electronics System to Provide...

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

    Mobile power generation can be powered by the battery for short periods of time or by the ICE for long durations * For HEVs using single inverter and motor - Add two additional...

  16. Columbia Power Technologies, Inc. Deploys its Direct Drive Wave...

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

    proposed wave park off the coast of Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Ocean Power Technologies. Ocean Energy Projects Developing On and Off America's Shores This experimental...

  17. Grinding Wheel System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Malkin, Stephen (Amherst, MA); Gao, Robert (Amherst, MA); Guo, Changsheng (South Windsor, CT); Varghese, Biju (Worthington, OH); Pathare, Sumukh (Waltham, MA)

    2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A grinding wheel system includes a grinding wheel with at least one embedded sensor. The system also includes an adapter disk containing electronics that process signals produced by each embedded sensor and that transmits sensor information to a data processing platform for further processing of the transmitted information.

  18. Grinding Wheel System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Malkin, Stephen (Amherst, MA); Gao, Robert (Amherst, MA); Guo, Changsheng (South Windsor, CT); Varghese, Biju (Worthington, OH); Pathare, Sumukh (Waltham, MA)

    2003-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A grinding wheel system includes a grinding wheel with at least one embedded sensor. The system also includes an adapter disk containing electronics that process signals produced by each embedded sensor and that transmits sensor information to a data processing platform for further processing of the transmitted information.

  19. Mining Users' Significant Driving Routes with Low-power Sensors

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    Nawaz, Sarfraz; Mascolo, Cecilia

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sensing [38] from low power sensors, the energy cost of location sensing is high when location sensors are active. It is also possible for the phone to be plugged in a charging port in the vehi- cle during journeys but this places an extra constraint... on the user to remember to plug the phone in during each journey for energy intensive location sensing. Significantly lower- ing the energy consumption of sensing these journeys will relieve the user of this requirement and thus make it more likely...

  20. Dominant Nuclear Outflow Driving Mechanisms in Powerful Radio Galaxies

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    Dan Batcheldor; Clive Tadhunter; Joanna Holt; Raffaella Morganti; Christopher P. O'Dea; David J. Axon; Anton Koekemoer

    2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to identify the dominant nuclear outflow mechanisms in Active Galactic Nuclei, we have undertaken deep, high resolution observations of two compact radio sources (PKS 1549-79 and PKS 1345+12) with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Not only are these targets known to have powerful emission line outflows, but they also contain all the potential drivers for the outflows: relativistic jets, quasar nuclei and starbursts. ACS allows the compact nature (nuclear position angles of both the optical emission line and radio data. There is no evidence for bi-conical emission line features on the large-scale and there is a divergance in the relative position angles of the optical and radio structure. This enables us to exclude starburst driven outflows. However, we are unable to clearly distinguish between radiative AGN wind driven outflows and outflows powered by relativistic radio jets. The small scale bi-conical features, indicative of such mechanisms could be below the resolution limit of ACS, especially if aligned close to the line of sight. In addition, there may be offsets between the radio and optical nuclei induced by heavy dust obscuration, nebular continuum or scattered light from the AGN.

  1. Factors driving wind power development in the United States

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    Bird, Lori A.; Parsons, Brian; Gagliano, Troy; Brown, Matthew H.; Wiser, Ryan H.; Bolinger, Mark

    2003-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the United States, there has been substantial recent growth in wind energy generating capacity, with growth averaging 24 percent annually during the past five years. About 1,700 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in 2001, while another 410 MW became operational in 2002. This year (2003) shows promise of significant growth with more than 1,500 MW planned. With this growth, an increasing number of states are experiencing investment in wind energy projects. Wind installations currently exist in about half of all U.S. states. This paper explores the key factors at play in the states that have achieved a substantial amount of wind energy investment. Some of the factors that are examined include policy drivers, such as renewable portfolio standards (RPS), federal and state financial incentives, and integrated resource planning; as well as market drivers, such as consumer demand for green power, natural gas price volatility, and wholesale market rules.

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas big wheel Sample Search Results

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

    wheel Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atlas big wheel Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Slip Model for the Spherical Actuation of the...

  3. SDEMPED 2005 -International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and Drives Vienna, Austria, 7-9 September 2005 Rotor fault detection of electrical machines by low frequencySDEMPED 2005 - International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics the reliability of fault detection on electrical machines by analysis of the low frequency magnetic stray field

  4. A Quantitative Analysis of Disk Drive Power Management in Portable Computers

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    Anderson, Tom

    the question of power management begins with an analysis of where the energy is being consumed. Table 1 gives) Percent of Total Display Compaq monochrome lite25c 3.5 68% Disk Drive (105 Mbytes) Maxtor MXL­105 III 1 of inactivity. In this paper, we perform a quantitative analysis of the potential costs and benefits of spinning

  5. Driving the Future Argonne's vehicle systems reseArch

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    Kemner, Ken

    and commercialization of next- generation vehicles. APRF engineers use the facility's two-wheel drive (2WD) and four, drivetrain components, control strategies and

  6. Just build it! : a fully functional concept vehicle using robotic wheels

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    Schmitt, Peter, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interest in electric vehicle drive units is resurging with the proliferation of hybrid and electric vehicles. Currently emerging key-technologies are: in-wheel motors, electric braking, integrated steering activators and ...

  7. Interactions between Electric-drive Vehicles and the Power Sector in California

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    McCarthy, Ryan; Yang, Christopher; Ogden, Joan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2007) Impacts of Electric-drive Vehicles on California'sInteractions between electric-drive vehicles and the powerin emissions found for electric- drive vehicles is a result

  8. State Transition, Balancing, Station Keeping, and Yaw Control for a Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheel Mobile Robot

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    with a four-motor inverse mouse- ball drive, yaw drive, leg drive, control system, and results including present the results and conclusions. II. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A. Four-Motor Inverse Mouse-Ball Drive Spherical Wheel Mobile Robot Umashankar Nagarajan, Anish Mampetta, George A. Kantor and Ralph L. Hollis

  9. Modeling of Proposed Changes to SIUC Central Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Power Plant Incorporating Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and High Efficiency Turbine.

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    Su, Heyin

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Currently, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) power plant produces steam at high pressure to drive a high pressure (HP) turbine to make a portion (more)

  10. Innovative grinding wheel design for cost-effective machining of advanced ceramics. Phase I, final report

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    Licht, R.H.; Ramanath, S.; Simpson, M.; Lilley, E.

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Norton Company successfully completed the 16-month Phase I technical effort to define requirements, design, develop, and evaluate a next-generation grinding wheel for cost-effective cylindrical grinding of advanced ceramics. This program was a cooperative effort involving three Norton groups representing a superabrasive grinding wheel manufacturer, a diamond film manufacturing division and a ceramic research center. The program was divided into two technical tasks, Task 1, Analysis of Required Grinding Wheel Characteristics, and Task 2, Design and Prototype Development. In Task 1 we performed a parallel path approach with Superabrasive metal-bond development and the higher technical risk, CVD diamond wheel development. For the Superabrasive approach, Task 1 included bond wear and strength tests to engineer bond-wear characteristics. This task culminated in a small-wheel screening test plunge grinding sialon disks. In Task 2, an improved Superabrasive metal-bond specification for low-cost machining of ceramics in external cylindrical grinding mode was identified. The experimental wheel successfully ground three types of advanced ceramics without the need for wheel dressing. The spindle power consumed by this wheel during test grinding of NC-520 sialon is as much as to 30% lower compared to a standard resin bonded wheel with 100 diamond concentration. The wheel wear with this improved metal bond was an order of magnitude lower than the resin-bonded wheel, which would significantly reduce ceramic grinding costs through fewer wheel changes for retruing and replacements. Evaluation of ceramic specimens from both Tasks 1 and 2 tests for all three ceramic materials did not show evidence of unusual grinding damage. The novel CVD-diamond-wheel approach was incorporated in this program as part of Task 1. The important factors affecting the grinding performance of diamond wheels made by CVD coating preforms were determined.

  11. Abstract--The increase in use of power electronics in transmission and distribution applications is the driving

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tolbert, Leon M.

    is the driving force for development of high power devices. Utility applications like FACTS and HVDC require cost and compared for SiC and Si devices. These loss models are integrated with an HVDC transmission system to study of the systems. High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) are the widely

  12. Wheel-type magnetic refrigerator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Barclay, J.A.

    1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The disclosure is directed to a wheel-type magnetic refrigerator capable of cooling over a large temperature range. Ferromagnetic or paramagnetic porous materials are layered circumferentially according to their Curie temperature. The innermost layer has the lowest Curie temperature and the outermost layer has the highest Curie temperature. The wheel is rotated through a magnetic field perpendicular to the axis of the wheel and parallel to its direction of rotation. A fluid is pumped through portions of the layers using inner and outer manifolds to achieve refrigeration of a thermal load. 7 figs.

  13. EXTENSION OF THE MAXIMUM POWER REGION OF DOUBLY-SALIENT VARIABLE RELUCTANCE MOTORS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -Salient Variable Reluctance Motors (DSVRM) has been investigated and developed for variable-speed drives during, variable-frequency generators, wind wheels, machine tools, etc.). In these applications, it is generally necessary to operate in a regime of a high speed ux-weakening (zone of maximum constant power), for a better

  14. Rim seal for turbine wheel

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Glezer, Boris (Del Mar, CA); Boyd, Gary L. (Alpine, CA); Norton, Paul F. (San Diego, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A turbine wheel assembly includes a disk having a plurality of blades therearound. A ceramic ring is mounted to the housing of the turbine wheel assembly. A labyrinth rim seal mounted on the disk cooperates with the ceramic ring to seal the hot gases acting on the blades from the disk. The ceramic ring permits a tighter clearance between the labyrinth rim seal and the ceramic ring.

  15. Interactions between Electric-drive Vehicles and the Power Sector in California

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    McCarthy, Ryan; Yang, Christopher; Ogden, Joan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    average peaking natural gas power plant (NGCT) supplies the13 categories. Natural gas- fired power plants comprise over= Combined heat and power; GHG = Greenhouse gas emissions;

  16. Interactions between Electric-drive Vehicles and the Power Sector in California

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    McCarthy, Ryan; Yang, Christopher; Ogden, Joan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    if supplied with coal power; at emissions rates equal torates). If coal power Electricity GHG emissions rate (gCOlower GHG emissions rates than coal power supplying non-

  17. Meeting the challenges of the new energy industry: The driving forces facing electric power generators and the natural gas industry

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    NONE

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The proceedings of the IGT national conference on meeting the challenges of the New Energy Industry: The driving forces facing Electric Power Generators and the Natural Gas Industry are presented. The conference was held June 19-21, 1995 at the Ambassador West Hotel in Downtown Chicago, Illinois. A separate abstract and indexing for each of the 18 papers presented for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  18. PM brushless DC motor drive with a new power converter topology

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    Krishnan, R.; Lee, S. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    With the growing potential for widespread use of permanent magnet brushless dc motor drives (hereafter referred to as PMBDC drives) in many low-cost applications such as in hvac, refrigerators, and freezers in houses and small velocity servos in process industries, it has become important to minimize the cost. One obvious place for cost reduction is in the cost of the inverter and its associated controller. With that perspective, a novel application of the converter topology for the PMBDC known as C-dump in the switched reluctance motor drives is proposed in this paper. The advantages and disadvantages of this topology vis-a-vis the conventional 3 phase H-bridge converter, are highlighted from the points of view of economy in switches, volt ampere rating, associated controller cost, and packaging. Design considerations for the PMBDC motor are derived for use with the proposed converter topology. The operational and design characteristics of this converter driven PMBDC drive are derived for four quadrant performance. Guidelines for the design of the proposed performance. Guidelines for the design of the proposed topology are derived and presented in the paper. Experimental results from a laboratory prototype are presented to validate the feasibility of the proposed PMBDC drive system.

  19. Thermal Management of Power Electronics and Electric Motors for Electric-Drive Vehicles (Presentation)

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    Narumanchi, S.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation is an overview of the power electronics and electric motor thermal management and reliability activities at NREL. The focus is on activities funded by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors Program.

  20. LLCC-PWM Inverter for Driving High-Power Piezoelectric Actuators

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    Paderborn, Universitt

    and high dynamic behavior of LLCC PWM inverter, the whole power supply shows an optimal performance vibration systems such as bond sonotrodes, where none or small reactive power is delivered at the operating output transformer and actuators can be rated only with respect to the real power. 2. Due to the PWM

  1. EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.Program - LibbyofThisStatement Tuesday, September 25- 7/20/2012 Electric Drive

  2. Interactions between Electric-drive Vehicles and the Power Sector in California

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    McCarthy, Ryan; Yang, Christopher; Ogden, Joan M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    plants are given, as well as the assumed electricity marginal generationplants are needed and total generation from those less-efficient power plants. Median marginal electricityelectricity generation. Note that this will not be the case in regions with significant coal-fired power plant

  3. Aging of turbine drives for safety-related pumps in nuclear power plants

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    Cox, D.F. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was performed to examine the relationship between time-dependent degradation and current industry practices in the areas of maintenance, surveillance, and operation of steam turbine drives for safety-related pumps. These pumps are located in the Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) system for pressurized-water reactor plants and in the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling and High-Pressure Coolant Injection systems for boiling-water reactor plants. This research has been conducted by examination of failure data in the Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System, review of Licensee Event Reports, discussion of problems with operating plant personnel, and personal observation. The reported failure data were reviewed to determine the cause of the event and the method of discovery. Based on the research results, attempts have been made to determine the predictability of failures and possible preventive measures that may be implemented. Findings in a recent study of AFW systems indicate that the turbine drive is the single largest contributor to AFW system degradation. However, examination of the data shows that the turbine itself is a reliable piece of equipment with a good service record. Most of the problems documented are the result of problems with the turbine controls and the mechanical overspeed trip mechanism; these apparently stem from three major causes which are discussed in the text. Recent improvements in maintenance practices and procedures, combined with a stabilization of the design, have led to improved performance resulting in a reliable safety-related component. However, these improvements have not been universally implemented.

  4. Low Power Control IC for Efficient High-Voltage Piezoelectric Driving in a Flying Robotic Insect

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    Wood, Robert

    previously developed power circuits that, when combined, are capable of stepping up a 3.7V Li-poly battery ref- erence, a control register bank, and a serial programming in- terface. Fig. 2 shows a block

  5. Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Apparatus For Wheeled Vehicles In Ground Effect

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    Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Salari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA)

    2005-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for reducing the aerodynamic drag of a wheeled vehicle in a flowstream, the vehicle having a vehicle body and a wheel assembly supporting the vehicle body. The apparatus includes a baffle assembly adapted to be positioned upstream of the wheel assembly for deflecting airflow away from the wheel assembly so as to reduce the incident pressure on the wheel assembly.

  6. Energy Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.Program -Department oftoTheseClick on the graphic to learn more the

  7. Bradbury Science Museum - Science on Wheels

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    Bradbury Science Museum - Science on Wheels Our Mission: To stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and promote public...

  8. Low-Cost Single-Phase Powered Induction Machine Drive for Residential Applications

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    Chapman, Patrick

    , and lifetime. Keywords-induction motor; harmonic elimination; power factor correction; efficiency; low cost of the motors are less than 1 hp in size, and account for approximately 10% of the electricity consumed by the electric motor population [1]. These fractional horsepower motors are primarily single- phase induction

  9. Driving Low-Power Wearable Systems with an Adaptively-Controlled Foot-Strike Scavenging Platform

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    as a means to scavenge energy from foot-strikes and power wearable systems. While they exhibit large energy densities, DEs must be closely controlled to maximize the energy they transduce. Towards this end, we propose a DE micro-generator array configuration that enhances transduc- tion efficiency, and the use

  10. Drive train design, construction, and evaluation for a powered cart for third world farmers

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    Kittelson, David Andrew

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dynamometer. The highest recorded steady axle torque was 1112 Nm. During the stiffness test it required about 670 Nmgcm to twist the frame. The handling tests indicated slight oversteer. The steering was mos't responsive with a small load and high speed... AND WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION. . 75 80 89 92 APPENDIX H GRADEABILITY 97 APPENDIX I POWERED CART PARTS LIST. 103 110 LIST OF TABLES Table 1. Maximum Recommended Grades for Rural Roads. Page 2. Selected Data from Dynamometer Tests. 3. Data from Prame...

  11. Analysis and design of matrix converters for adjustable speed drives and distributed power sources

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    Cha, Han Ju

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    .11 Comparison during power interruption (a) without ride-through module (b) with ride-through module (ch1: STPI, ch2: output current IA [5A/ div]), ch3: input voltage Vab, ch4: output line-to-line voltage VAB) .......... 70 3... bidirectional switches and each output phase is associated with three switch set connected to three input phases. This configuration of bidirectional 4 M A B C a b c SaA SbA ScA SaB SbB SbC SaC SbC ScC Fig.1.3 Matrix converter topology switches...

  12. Analysis of Off-Board Powered Thermal Preconditioning in Electric Drive Vehicles: Preprint

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    Barnitt, R. A.; Brooker, A. D.; Ramroth, L.; Rugh , J.; Smith, K. A.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Following a hot or cold thermal soak, vehicle climate control systems (air conditioning or heat) are required to quickly attain a cabin temperature comfortable to the vehicle occupants. In a plug-in hybrid electric or electric vehicle (PEV) equipped with electric climate control systems, the traction battery is the sole on-board power source. Depleting the battery for immediate climate control results in reduced charge-depleting (CD) range and additional battery wear. PEV cabin and battery thermal preconditioning using off-board power supplied by the grid or a building can mitigate the impacts of climate control. This analysis shows that climate control loads can reduce CD range up to 35%. However, cabin thermal preconditioning can increase CD range up to 19% when compared to no thermal preconditioning. In addition, this analysis shows that while battery capacity loss over time is driven by ambient temperature rather than climate control loads, concurrent battery thermal preconditioning can reduce capacity loss up to 7% by reducing pack temperature in a high ambient temperature scenario.

  13. Evaluation of a Current Source Active Power Filter to Reduce the DC Bus Capacitor in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Drive

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    system, additional heat, audible noise, mechanical stress, and vibration [1]. DC bus harmonic current- powered three-phase inverter is used to drive the traction motor. Due to the switching behavior combustion engine, electric motor, and energy storage device (for example, batteries and ultracapacitors

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - adjustable electric drives Sample Search...

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    drives Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: adjustable electric drives...

  15. CONVERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM A rotating bicycle wheel has angular

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    CONVERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM A rotating bicycle wheel has angular momentum, which is a property of a bicycle wheel's mass is concentrated along the wheel's rim, rather than at the center, and this causes. The bicycle wheel, you, and the chair comprise a system that obeys the principle of conservation of angular

  16. By moving the front wheels in and back wheels out, the rover can

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    Withers, Paul

    . Solar arrays Provide power for driving the rover, operating the science instruments, heating. The images provided the sci- entists with their first glimpse of their home away from home -- an area they will study for months. Scientists are thrilled with what they have seen. "Home sweet home," says Steve

  17. Traction drive automatic transmission for gas turbine engine driveline

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    Carriere, Donald L. (Livonia, MI)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A transaxle driveline for a wheeled vehicle has a high speed turbine engine and a torque splitting gearset that includes a traction drive unit and a torque converter on a common axis transversely arranged with respect to the longitudinal centerline of the vehicle. The drive wheels of the vehicle are mounted on a shaft parallel to the turbine shaft and carry a final drive gearset for driving the axle shafts. A second embodiment of the final drive gearing produces an overdrive ratio between the output of the first gearset and the axle shafts. A continuously variable range of speed ratios is produced by varying the position of the drive rollers of the traction unit. After starting the vehicle from rest, the transmission is set for operation in the high speed range by engaging a first lockup clutch that joins the torque converter impeller to the turbine for operation as a hydraulic coupling.

  18. Piezoelectric drive circuit

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    Treu, C.A. Jr.

    1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Piezoelectric drive circuit

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

    1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Minimizing Wheel Slip in Railway Locomotives with Coupled Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

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    Shayak Bhattacharjee

    2015-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work I consider control strategies of permanent magnet synchronous motors in which the back-emf signal from the motor is used to achieve commutation of the six step driving circuit. I show that if the strategy is modified to connect multiple motors in a cyclic chain, then a collective synchronized state is favoured. The stability of this state can be exploited in the bogies of a railway locomotive to automatically terminate wheel slipping episodes.

  1. 2338 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 30, NO. 4, APRIL 2015 Optically Switched-Drive-Based Unified Independent

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    Mazumder, Sudip K.

    as well. Index Terms--Active gate drive, di/dt, dv/dt, electromagnetic interference (EMI), gallium. However, this leads to higher di/dt and dv/dt, which in turn, causes higher electromagnetic interference

  2. EV Everywhere EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive...

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    EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop Agenda EV Everywhere EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power...

  3. The lower hybrid (LH) heating and current drive system can generate 10-12 MW of microwave power

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    Background The lower hybrid (LH) heating and current drive system can generate 10-12 MW reflecting optics · Remote vacuum window manufactured by CCFE · Industrial contract for periscope manufacture with Zemax model · Remote, IR compatible, double vacuum window with pumped interspace · 4, two colour

  4. Dynamics of a Mobile Robot with Three BallWheels

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    Spiteri, Raymond J.

    Dynamics of a Mobile Robot with Three Ball­Wheels February 17, 1999 Svetlana Ostrovskaya, Raymond J­ wheels. The resulting model turns out to be a Chaplygin system, which allows the dynamic equations connected to one roller of each wheel, and three more actuators con­ trolling the orientation of the ball

  5. Reconfigurable wheels : re-inventing the wheel for the next generation of planetary rovers

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    Baker, Brittany, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiences with Spirit and Opportunity, the twin Mars Exploration Rovers, showed that one of the major issues that needs to be addressed in order to expand the exploration capabilities of planetary rovers is that of wheel ...

  6. International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive System (IJPEDS) Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2013, pp. 17~29

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    on the instantaneous power theory (p-q theory) to improve the wind generator performance through compensating

  7. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Jesse, Stowell; Costin, Daniel

    2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  8. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Stowell, Jesse; Costin, Daniel

    2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  9. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett Lee; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Stowell, Jesse; Costin, Daniel

    2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  10. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Jesse, Stowell; Costin, Daniel

    2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  11. Abstract--This video submission presents the experimental validation and testing of a leg-wheel hybrid mobile robot

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    Lin, Pei-Chun

    is installed inside the spoke and its power and control signal are passed through a connector pair, which have separate mechanisms of wheels and legs, this robot is implemented with a transformation mechanism inventions specialized in rolling on the flat ground, whose excellent performance of power efficiency

  12. A magneto-electric quantum wheel

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    Alexander Feigel

    2009-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we show that self-propulsion in quantum vacuum may be achieved by rotating or aggregating magneto-electric nano-particles. The back-action follows from changes in momentum of electro-magnetic zero-point fluctuations, generated in magneto-electric materials. This effect may provide new tools for investigation of the quantum nature of our world. It might also serve in the future as a "quantum wheel" to correct satellite orientation in space.

  13. Design and analysis of modern three-phase AC/AC power converters for AC drives and utility interface

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    Kwak, Sangshin

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    output current/voltage waveforms and fast dynamic response in high power areas. A new topology and control scheme for a six-step current source inverter is proposed. The proposed topology utilizes a small voltage source inverter, to turn off main...

  14. Biodiesel Drives Florida Power & Light's EPAct Alternative Compliance Strategy; EPAct Alternative Fuel Transportation Program: Success Story (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This success story highlights how Florida Power & Light Company has successfully complied with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) through Alternative Compliance using biodiesel technologies and how it has become a biofuel leader, reducing petroleum use and pollutant emissions throughout Florida.

  15. Numerical Analysis of the Channel Wheel Fresh Air Ventilator Under Frosting Conditions

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    Gao, B.; Dong, Z.; Cheng, Z.; Luo, E.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    channel wheel heat exchanger under different ambient conditions using the model developed. These include frost formation on the surface of the channel wheel heat exchanger, and impacts on the operational performance of the channel wheel fresh air...

  16. Simulation and optimization of a two-wheeled, ball- flinging robot

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    Chen, Po-Ting

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the ping-pong ball and the wheel respectively. Location of mc are the radius of the wheel and the ball. m, m b , and msure the ball is caught between the wheels and the body. See

  17. WHEELS: A CONVERSATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE AUTOMOBILE CLASSIFIEDS DOMAIN

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    WHEELS: A CONVERSATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE AUTOMOBILE CLASSIFIEDS DOMAIN Helen Meng, Senis WHEELS is a conversational system which provides access to a database of eletronic automobile classified users to search through a database of 5,000 automobile classifieds. The current end-to-end system can re

  18. The design process for wheel-robot integration

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    Carvajal, Michael Angelo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, the design process for wheel-robot integration was documented and reflected on. The project focused on redesigned certain aspects a half-scale wheel-robot to be integrated with a half-scale CityCar prototype ...

  19. Static load testing of a heliostat drive

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    Grossman, J.W.

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The drive designed and built by the Solar Power Engineering Company (SPECO) for its large area heliostat failed under high wind loads during a winter storm. This report details the testing and analysis done to verify the load capabilities of the rebuilt heliostat drive. Changes in design and improvements in fabrication resulted in a usable drive. 12 figs., 7 tabs.

  20. Combustion powered linear actuator

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    Fischer, Gary J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2007-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides robotic vehicles having wheeled and hopping mobilities that are capable of traversing (e.g. by hopping over) obstacles that are large in size relative to the robot and, are capable of operation in unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides combustion powered linear actuators, which can include latching mechanisms to facilitate pressurized fueling of the actuators, as can be used to provide wheeled vehicles with a hopping mobility.

  1. Electric vehicle drive train with contactor protection

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    Konrad, C.E.; Benson, R.A.

    1994-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A drive train for an electric vehicle includes a traction battery, a power drive circuit, a main contactor for connecting and disconnecting the traction battery and the power drive circuit, a voltage detector across contacts of the main contactor, and a controller for controlling the main contactor to prevent movement of its contacts to the closed position when the voltage across the contacts exceeds a predetermined threshold, to thereby protect the contacts of the contactor. The power drive circuit includes an electric traction motor and a DC-to-AC inverter with a capacitive input filter. The controller also inhibits the power drive circuit from driving the motor and thereby discharging the input capacitor if the contacts are inadvertently opened during motoring. A precharging contactor is controlled to charge the input filter capacitor prior to closing the main contactor to further protect the contacts of the main contactor. 3 figures.

  2. Electric vehicle drive train with contactor protection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Benson, Ralph A. (Roanoke, VA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A drive train for an electric vehicle includes a traction battery, a power drive circuit, a main contactor for connecting and disconnecting the traction battery and the power drive circuit, a voltage detector across contacts of the main contactor, and a controller for controlling the main contactor to prevent movement of its contacts to the closed position when the voltage across the contacts exceeds a predetermined threshold, to thereby protect the contacts of the contactor. The power drive circuit includes an electric traction motor and a DC-to-AC inverter with a capacitive input filter. The controller also inhibits the power drive circuit from driving the motor and thereby discharging the input capacitor if the contacts are inadvertently opened during motoring. A precharging contactor is controlled to charge the input filter capacitor prior to closing the main contactor to further protect the contacts of the main contactor.

  3. Characterization of grinding wheels: An annotated Bibliography. Final report

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    McClung, R.W.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The characteristics of grinding wheels, after both fabrication and periods of operation, have a significant effect on the processed surface and the mechanical properties of advanced ceramics. An extensive literature survey and review has been conducted to determine and catalogue the various characterization methods that have been investigated and reported. Although many of the references have addressed the grinding of metals, the historical and technical merit justify their inclusion in this bibliography. For convenience, the references have been subdivided into nine subheadings: Nondestructive examination; elasticity and stiffness; wheel hardness; topography and profilometry; observation of texture of wheel surfaces wheel wear; in process monitoring of grinding, acoustic emission, other; characteristics of ground surfaces; and miscellaneous.

  4. FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT TANK TO WHEELS EMISSIONS

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    FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT TANK TO WHEELS EMISSIONS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION Prepared For: California to Tank, Criteria Pollutants, Multi-media impacts, EMFAC #12;#12;vii Table of Contents Acknowledgements

  5. Engineering AnteaterDrive

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    Rockw ell & M DEA Engineering Tower AnteaterDrive AnteaterDrive East Peltason Drive EastPeltasonDrive East Peltason Drive Anteater Parking Structure EngineeringServiceRoad Engineering Laboratory Facility Engineering Gateway Engineering Hall AIRB Calit2 Engineering Lecture Hall Campus Building Engineering Building

  6. Design of an omnidirectional and holonomic wheeled platform prototype

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    Killough, S.M.; Pin, F.G.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the concepts for a new family of wheeled platforms which feature full omnidirectionality with simultaneous and independent rotational and translational motion capabilities. We first describe the original orthogonal-wheels assembly'' on which these platforms are based and discuss how a combination of these assemblies is used to generate an omnidirectional capability. The design and control of a prototype platform developed to test and demonstrate the proposed concepts is then described, and experimental results illustrating the full omnidirectionality of the platform with decoupled rotational and translational degrees of freedom are presented. 15 refs., 9 figs.

  7. Safety First Safety AlwaysSafety Last Using abrasive wheel equipment exposes you to many

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    Minnesota, University of

    Safety First Safety AlwaysSafety Last Using abrasive wheel equipment exposes you to many potential and strength and meet all manufacturer specifications. Abrasive Wheel Machinery and Tools Safety Tip #1

  8. Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug...

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    Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric...

  9. Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Advanced Fuel/Vehicle Systems - A...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Advanced FuelVehicle Systems - A North American Study of Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Criteria Pollutant Emissions Well-to-Wheels Analysis...

  10. OUTCOMES FROM THE FRENCH NATIONAL PROJECT DRIVE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    OUTCOMES FROM THE FRENCH NATIONAL PROJECT DRIVE EXPERIMENTAL DATA FOR THE EVALUATION OF HYDROGEN with success a project called DRIVE to the National Research Agency. This project aims at providing procedures and technologies will provide only limited guidance for hydrogen-powered vehicles. That is because

  11. KINEMATIC CONTROL OF A NONHOLONOMIC WHEELED MOBILE MANIPULATOR A DIFFERENTIAL FLATNESS APPROACH

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    Krovi, Venkat

    the terminal conditions in the flat output space while control design reduces to a pole-placement problem) electro-mechanical testing. NOMENCLATURE WMR Wheeled Mobile Robot WMM Wheeled Mobile Manipulator ( ),x y Cartesian coordinates of the center of the wheel axle of the WMR Orientation of the WMR with respect

  12. Quasi-Static Analysis of a Leg-Wheel Hybrid Vehicle for Enhancing Stair Climbing Ability

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    Laksanacharoen, Sathaporn

    Quasi-Static Analysis of a Leg-Wheel Hybrid Vehicle for Enhancing Stair Climbing Ability Pattaramon}@kmutt.ac.th stl@kmitnb.ac.th Abstract - This paper presents quasi-static analysis of a leg- wheel hybrid vehicle. Index Terms - Leg-Wheel hybrid vehicle, Stair climbing ability, Quasi-static analysis I. INTRODUCTION

  13. Hydrodynamic Tesla Wheel Flume for Model and Prototype Testing

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    The Tesla turbine, U.S. Patent 1,061,206 -- May 6, 1913 was invented by Nikola Tesla as a means to extractHydrodynamic Tesla Wheel Flume for Model and Prototype Testing Spencer Jenkins, Chris Scott, Jacob Engineering department at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) has developed a Hydrodynamic Tesla

  14. FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT WELL TO WHEELS ENERGY INPUTS,

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    FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT WELL TO WHEELS ENERGY INPUTS, EMISSIONS, AND WATER IMPACTS Preparation for the AB 1007 (Pavley) Alternative Transportation Fuels Plan Proceeding Prepared For: California Energy, Project Manager Ray Tuvell, Manager EMERGING FUELS & TECHNOLOGY OFFICE Rosella Shapiro, Deputy Director

  15. 2 DOF Low Cost Platform for Driving Simulator: Modeling and Control Hichem Arioui, Salim Hima and Lamri Nehaoua

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of the longitudinal and yaw movements. To enhance the drive immersion in the virtual world, a haptic feedback steering wheel will be implemented. The whole system is considered as a two coupled systems and linked mechanically. The first system consists in motorized rail for the longitudinal movement while the second system

  16. Vehicle Technologies Office: Electric Drive Technologies

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    Advanced power electronics and electric motors (APEEM) that make up vehicles' electric drive system are essential to hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. As such, improvements in these...

  17. Innovative grinding wheel design for cost-effective machining of advanced ceramics

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    Licht, R.H.; Kuo, P.; Liu, S.; Murphy, D.; Picone, J.W.; Ramanath, S.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Final Report covers the Phase II Innovative Grinding Wheel (IGW) program in which Norton Company successfully developed a novel grinding wheel for cost-effective cylindrical grinding of advanced ceramics. In 1995, Norton Company successfully completed the 16-month Phase I technical effort to define requirements, design, develop, and evaluate a next-generation grinding wheel for cost-effective cylindrical grinding of advanced ceramics using small prototype wheels. The Phase II program was initiated to scale-up the new superabrasive wheel specification to larger diameters, 305-mm to 406-mm, required for most production grinding of cylindrical ceramic parts, and to perform in-house and independent validation grinding tests.

  18. Simplified Modelling and Control of a Synchronous Machine with VariableSpeed SixStep Drive

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    Sanders, Seth

    of electrical power flow in the machine. Cost is a driving factor in the design of such a system, and the power frequency than PWM as well. II. VARIABLE­SPEED ELECTRIC MACHINE DRIVES While the choice of driveSimplified Modelling and Control of a Synchronous Machine with Variable­Speed Six­Step Drive

  19. EV Everywhere Workshop: Traction Drive Systems Breakout Group...

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    the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop on July 24, 2012 held at the Doubletree O'Hare, Chicago, IL....

  20. EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Introduction for Electric Drive...

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    at the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop on July 24, 2012 held at the Doubletree O'Hare, Chicago, IL....

  1. Electric Drive Vehicle Level Control Development Under Various...

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    3 The objective is to develop the entire vehicle thermal management system for two electric drive vehicles (HEVs, PHEVs). Limited battery power and low engine efficiency at...

  2. US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency...

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    Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy Sustainability Partnership Plan US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy...

  3. Fluid cooled vehicle drive module

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

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Low voltage vertical recording preamplifier for hard disk drives

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    Mellachervu, Ramachandra Murthy

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , with increased demand for battery powered devices such as laptops, MP3 players, personal video recorders, andmanyother wireless hand-held devices, power consumption has become an important design parameter.Furthermore, in order to continue to increase drive...

  5. Evaluating Benefits with Independent and Cogenerated Power Production

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    Ahner, D. J.

    of "stakeholders", (e.g. IPP's, ?cogenerators, industrial hosts, utility shareholders and rate payers), and additional technical issues (e.g. generation dispatch, transmission, wheeling, etc.) associated with independent power generation. This paper...

  6. Hydrogen Pathways: Cost, Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, and Emissions...

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    Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, and Emissions for the Current Technology Status of Seven Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Distribution Scenarios Hydrogen Pathways: Cost,...

  7. Frequency modulation drive for a piezoelectric motor

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    Mittas, Anthony (Albuquerque, NM)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A piezoelectric motor has peak performance at a specific frequency f.sub.1 that may vary over a range of frequencies. A drive system is disclosed for operating such a motor at peak performance without feedback. The drive system consists of the motor and an ac source connected to power the motor, the ac source repeatedly generating a frequency over a range from f.sub.1 -.DELTA.x to f.sub.1 +.DELTA.y.

  8. Chapter 18: Variable Frequency Drive Evaluation Protocol

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    Romberger, J.

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An adjustable-speed drive (ASD) includes all devices that vary the speed of a rotating load, including those that vary the motor speed and linkage devices that allow constant motor speed while varying the load speed. The Variable Frequency Drive Evaluation Protocol presented here addresses evaluation issues for variable-frequency drives (VFDs) installed on commercial and industrial motor-driven centrifugal fans and pumps for which torque varies with speed. Constant torque load applications, such as those for positive displacement pumps, are not covered by this protocol. Other ASD devices, such as magnetic drive, eddy current drives, variable belt sheave drives, or direct current motor variable voltage drives, are also not addressed. The VFD is by far the most common type of ASD hardware. With VFD speed control on a centrifugal fan or pump motor, energy use follows the affinity laws, which state that the motor electricity demand is a cubic relationship to speed under ideal conditions. Therefore, if the motor runs at 75% speed, the motor demand will ideally be reduced to 42% of full load power; however, with other losses it is about 49% of full load power.

  9. ITS Technologies in Military Wheeled Tactical Vehicles: Status Quo and the Future

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    Knee, H.E.

    2001-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Army operates and maintains the largest trucking fleet in the United States. Its fleet consists of over 246,000 trucks, and it is responsible for buying and developing trucks for all branches of the armed forces. The Army's tactical wheeled vehicle fleet is the logistical backbone of the Army, and annually, the fleet logs about 823 million miles. The fleet consists of a number of types of vehicles. They include eight different families of trucks from the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles to M900 series line haul tractors and special bodies. The average age of all the trucks within the Army fleet is 15 years, and very few have more than traditional driving instrumentation on-board. Over the past decade, the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program has conducted research and deployment activities in a number of areas including in-vehicle systems, communication and telematics technologies. Many current model passenger vehicles have demonstrated the assimilation of these technologies to enhance safety and trip quality. Commercial vehicles are also demonstrating many new electronic devices that are assisting in making them safer and more efficient. Moreover, a plethora of new technologies are about to be introduced to drivers that promise greater safety, enhanced efficiency, congestion avoidance, fuel usage reduction, and enhanced trip quality. The U.S. Army has special needs with regard to fleet management, logistics, sustainability, reliability, survivability, and fuel consumption that goes beyond similar requirements within the private industry. In order to effectively apply emerging ITS technologies to the special needs of the U.S. Army, planning for the conduct of the Army's Vehicle Intelligence Program (AVIP) has now commenced. The AVIP will be focused on the conduct of research that: (1) will apply ITS technologies to the special needs of the Army, and (2) will conduct research for special needs wi th regard to vehicle control, driver assistance, integration of vehicle intelligence and robotic technologies, managing effectively the information flow to drivers, enhanced logistics capabilities and sustainability of the Army's fleet during battlefield conditions. This paper will highlight the special needs of the Army, briefly describe two programs, which are embracing ITS technologies to a limited extent, will outline the AVIP, and will provide some insight into future Army vehicle intelligence efforts.

  10. Functional test procedure, Fifth Wheel: SS-R42351, Issue D

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    NONE

    1994-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the equipment required for initial assembly/maintenance and inspection/resetting of the Fifth Wheel system. It also gives a step-by-step procedure for initial assembly/maintenance inspection and procedures for resetting the system and Eager-Pac installation. The Fifth Wheel system is associated with a tractor-type vehicle used for materials handling.

  11. Flexible, Wide-Area Storage for Distributed Systems with WheelFS

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    Stribling, Jeremy

    WheelFS is a wide-area distributed storage system intended to help multi-site applications share data and gain fault tolerance. WheelFS takes the form of a distributed file system with a familiar POSIX interface. Its design ...

  12. Billiards Digest June, 2012 "VEPP Part III: Wagon Wheel Drills" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES

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    Alciatore, David G.

    Control and English." "Wagon wheel" drills are very useful to help you practice and develop cue ball (CB angle slightly for each ball. There is actually a system you can use to help decide where to placeBilliards Digest June, 2012 "VEPP ­ Part III: Wagon Wheel Drills" ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES David

  13. Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled Mobile Robot

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    Trajectory Planning and Control of an Underactuated Dynamically Stable Single Spherical Wheeled is a dynamically stable mobile robot that moves on a single spherical wheel and is capable of omni- directional movement. The ballbot is an underactuated system with nonholonomic dynamic constraints. The authors propose

  14. Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile

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    Modeling Dynamics and Exploring Control of a Single-Wheeled Dynamically Stable Mobile Robot. It actively balances and moves on a single wheel using closed loop feedback, making it dynamically stable it a good candidate for operating in human environments. Balancing on a ball allows Ballbot to be omni

  15. Rotor bore and turbine rotor wheel/spacer heat exchange flow circuit

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    Caruso, Philip M. (Selkirk, NY); Eldrid, Sacheverel Quentin (Saratoga Springs, NY); Ladhani, Azad A. (Niskayuna, NY); DeMania, Alan Richard (Niskayuna, NY); Palmer, Gene David (Clifton Park, NY); Wilson, Ian David (Clifton Park, NY); Rathbun, Lisa Shirley (Scotia, NY); Akin, Robert Craig (Schenectady, NY)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a turbine having closed-circuit steam-cooling passages about the rim of the rotor during steady-state operation, compressor discharge air is supplied to the rotor bore for passage radially outwardly into the wheel space cavities between the wheels and spacers. Communicating slots and channels in the spacers and wheels at circumferentially spaced positions enable egress of the compressor discharge air into the hot gas flow path. At turbine startup, cooling air flows through the closed-circuit steam passages to cool the outer rim of the rotor while compressor discharge air pre-warms the wheels and spacers. At steady-state, cooling steam is supplied in the closed-circuit steam-cooling passages and compressor discharge air is supplied through the bore and into the wheel space cavities to cool the rotor.

  16. Drive5 | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (The followingDirect EnergyOrganization ofVirginiaYou areDrive5

  17. Control Realization for an Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (IPMSM) in Automotive Drive Trains

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    Paderborn, Universität

    Control Realization for an Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (IPMSM) in Automotive Drive Trains Wilhelm Peters, Tobias Huber, Joachim Böcker Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, Paderborn automotive traction drives are a wide speed range, a wide constant-power operation range and high efficiency

  18. Does Doctrine Drive Technology or Does Technology Drive Doctrine?

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    Blasko, Dennis

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Brief No. 4 September 2010 Does Doctrine Drive Technology orDoes Technology Drive Doctrine? Dennis Blasko Summary Wthat emphasizes strategy over technology and may hold some

  19. Automobile Driving and Aggressive Behavior

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    Novaco, Raymond W.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accident prone automobile driver. American Journal ofAutomobile Driving And Aggressive Behavior Raymond W. Novacofor its content or use. Automobile Driving and Aggressive

  20. The Accident Externality from Driving

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    Edlin, Aaron S.; Karaca-Mandic, Pinar

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sex-Divided Mile- age, Accident, and Insurance Cost DataMandic. 2003. The Accident Externality from Driving. Insurance Res. Council. accident externality from driving

  1. Working on new gas turbine cycle for heat pump drive

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Working on new gas turbine cycle for heat pump drive FILE COPY TAP By Irwin Stambler, Field Editor, is sized for a 10-ton heat pump system - will be scaled to power a commercial product line ranging from 7 of the cycle- as a heat pump drive for commercial installations. Company is testing prototype gas turbine

  2. A Driving Simulator for Teaching Embedded Automotive Control Applications

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    Gillespie, Brent

    A Driving Simulator for Teaching Embedded Automotive Control Applications Paul G. Griffiths component uses a typical automotive power- train micro-controller and teaches topics in system dynamics students build a fixed-based driving simulator to test advanced automotive control system designs

  3. Adjustable Speed Drive Power Quality Evaluation Program

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    Strangas, Elias G.

    of Detroit Edison provided administrative guidance. 3 #12;From G. Strangas Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 4 June 1996 #12;Contents 1 Introduction sag disruption is a very common problem. Michigan State University undertook a project, funded

  4. Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 Satellite Attitude Control

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    Simon, Dan

    Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 · Satellite Attitude Control System Design Using Reaction Wheels Bhanu Gouda Brian Fast Dan Simon #12;2Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation;3Aerospace Power & Electronics Simulation Workshop 2004 ADCS ·ADCS: Attitude Determination and Control

  5. Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING Electric-drive engineers for 80 years t Home to nation's first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative-credit EDGE Engineering Entrepreneur Certificate Program is a great addition to an electric-drive vehicle

  6. High efficiency pulse motor drive for robotic propulsion

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    Sun, Zhen, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research is to improve the power efficiency of robotic locomotion through the use of series elastic actuation, with a focus on swimming motion. To achieve high efficiency, electromechanical drives need to ...

  7. Apparatus and methods for aligning holes through wheels and spacers and stacking the wheels and spacers to form a turbine rotor

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    Berry, Robert Randolph (Greenville, SC); Palmer, Gene David (Clifton Park, NY); Wilson, Ian David (Clifton Park, NY)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A gas turbine rotor stacking fixture includes upstanding bolts for reception in aligned bolt holes in superposed aft disk, wheels and spacers and upstanding alignment rods received in openings of the disk, wheels and spacers during the rotor stacking assembly. The axially registering openings enable insertion of thin-walled tubes circumferentially about the rim of the rotor, with tight tolerances to the openings to provide supply and return steam for cooling buckets. The alignment rods have radial dimensions substantially less than their dimensions in a circumferential direction to allow for radial opening misalignment due to thermal expansion, tolerance stack-up and wheel-to-spacer mismatch due to rabbet mechanical growth. The circumferential dimension of the alignment rods affords tightly toleranced alignment of the openings through which the cooling tubes are installed.

  8. Electric Drive Vehicles: A Huge New Distributed Energy Resource

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    with electric power generation and storage capabilities · Three Vehicle Types in Program ­ Full ZEV: true zero) #12;Electric Drive in Vehicles -- All the Ingredients for a Distributed Power System #12;Vehicle and energy storage potential · Electric vehicle charge stations: grid connection points for power

  9. Development of legged, wheeled, and hybrid rover mobility models to facilitate planetary surface exploration mission analysis

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    McCloskey, Scott H. (Scott Haddon)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work discusses the Mars Surface Exploration (MSE) tool and its adaptation to model rovers featuring legged, wheeled, and hybrid mobility. MSE is a MATLAB based systems engineering tool that is capable of rapidly ...

  10. Variable Frequency Pump Drives

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    Karassik, I. J.; Petraccaro, L. L.; McGuire, J. T.

    -frequency electric motor drive. What is happenin9 with variable frequency driven pun,ps is a classical illustration that evolution in technical products takes place not only because of changes in the processes served by these products, or because of innovations...-pole 3550 rpm squirrel caqe induction motor became available in the early 1930s that high pressure pumps operating at that speed could be buil t. And now, in the 1980s, the development of the solid-state, variable frequency electric motor drive...

  11. Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules

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    Cardoso, Goncalo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    management of small electric energy systems including V2Gand renewable energy sources, Electric Power Systemsof electric-drive vehicles with renewable energy, Energy,

  12. Co-Simulation of an Electric Traction Drive Christoph Schulte and Joachim Bocker

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    Paderborn, Universität

    Co-Simulation of an Electric Traction Drive Christoph Schulte and Joachim B¨ocker Abstract--For the simulation of electrical drives, reduced- order models or simple look-up tables are often used in order) for an electric drive, where the control structure, power electronics and motor are modeled in different environ

  13. Heating and current drive systems for TPX

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    Swain, D.; Goranson, P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Halle, A. von; Bernabei, S.; Greenough, N. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.

    1994-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The heating and current drive (H and CD) system proposed for the TPX tokamak will consist of ion cyclotron, neutral beam, and lower hybrid systems. It will have 17.5 MW of installed H and CD power initially, and can be upgraded to 45 MW. It will be used to explore advanced confinement and fully current-driven plasma regimes with pulse lengths of up to 1,000 s.

  14. A. Pourmovahed1 Power Systems Research Department,

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    Bahrami, Majid

    - wheel. A Rexroth variable-displacement pump/motor in com- bination with two foam-filled Parker piston in the accumulators when they were being charged. Ball valve No. 1 and an orifice isolated the power supply from is given by Baum (1987). The rest of the circuit consisted of two ball valves and a 38- liter (10-gallon

  15. FIELD TEST OF THE WATER-WHEEL IR (WIR) SPECTROMETER ON EVAPORATIVE SALT DEPOSITS AT TIBETAN PLATEAU. P. Sobron, J. J. Freeman, Alian Wang, Dept Earth and Planetary Sciences

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    "contact survey", i.e., to install a WIR unit inside of a well set into the middle wheel of a pla- netary of WIR has a size of 10x7.5x6.5cm, mass of 450 grams, power consump- tion of 4W, and output data through transformed into a rugged, field portable NIR reflectance spectrometer that is able to operate in tough field

  16. Journal of Power Sources xxx (2005) xxxxxx Vehicle-to-grid power implementation: From stabilizing the

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    December 2004 Abstract Vehicle-to-grid power (V2G) uses electric-drive vehicles (battery, fuel cell fleet with the electric power system. The vehicle fleet has 20 times the power capacity, less than one for electric-drive vehicles used to provide power for several power markets. This arti- cle quantitatively

  17. Journal of Power Sources xxx (2005) xxxxxx Vehicle-to-grid power fundamentals: Calculating capacity

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    ; Vehicle-to-grid power; Ancillary services; V2G 1. Introduction The electric power grid and light vehicle-drive vehicles (EDVs), that is, vehicles with an electric-drive motor powered by batteries, a fuel cellJournal of Power Sources xxx (2005) xxx­xxx Vehicle-to-grid power fundamentals: Calculating

  18. The design, construction, and control of a wheeled robot vehicle

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    Ekiriwang, Tevo

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . And finally, my thanks to nry parents for their love and support. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page I INTRODUCTION 1. 1 Mobile Robots 1. 2 Modularity 1. 3 Proposal 1. 4 Research Procedure H ELECTRIC VEHICLE 13 2. 1 Base 2. 2 Drive Unit, 2. 3 Processing... . A. l Program ROBOT A. 2 Program MOBILE A. 3 Subroutine SPEED A. 4 Subroutine STOP 63 65 69 74 APPENDIX B TECHNICAL DATA 76 B. 1 Computer Mode B. 2 Joystick Mode B. 3 Pinout for the Joystick Controller B. 4 Pinout for the Joystick B. 5...

  19. Holiday Food Drive

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickr FlickrGuidedCH2MLLC History PublicationsFood Drive Holiday Food

  20. Holiday Gift Drive

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickr FlickrGuidedCH2MLLC History PublicationsFood Drive Holiday FoodGift

  1. A Dual Model-Free Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems, Application to The Inertia Wheel Inverted Pendulum

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Dual Model-Free Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems, Application to The Inertia Wheel underac- tuated mechanical system: the inertia wheel inverted pendulum. Numerical simulations as well: the ball and beam [9] (where the dynamics of the beam has not been taken into account) and the Planar

  2. Well-to-wheels analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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    Elgowainy, A.; Han, J.; Poch, L.; Wang, M.; Vyas, A.; Mahalik, M.; Rousseau, A.

    2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are being developed for mass production by the automotive industry. PHEVs have been touted for their potential to reduce the US transportation sector's dependence on petroleum and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by (1) using off-peak excess electric generation capacity and (2) increasing vehicles energy efficiency. A well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis - which examines energy use and emissions from primary energy source through vehicle operation - can help researchers better understand the impact of the upstream mix of electricity generation technologies for PHEV recharging, as well as the powertrain technology and fuel sources for PHEVs. For the WTW analysis, Argonne National Laboratory researchers used the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model developed by Argonne to compare the WTW energy use and GHG emissions associated with various transportation technologies to those associated with PHEVs. Argonne researchers estimated the fuel economy and electricity use of PHEVs and alternative fuel/vehicle systems by using the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) model. They examined two PHEV designs: the power-split configuration and the series configuration. The first is a parallel hybrid configuration in which the engine and the electric motor are connected to a single mechanical transmission that incorporates a power-split device that allows for parallel power paths - mechanical and electrical - from the engine to the wheels, allowing the engine and the electric motor to share the power during acceleration. In the second configuration, the engine powers a generator, which charges a battery that is used by the electric motor to propel the vehicle; thus, the engine never directly powers the vehicle's transmission. The power-split configuration was adopted for PHEVs with a 10- and 20-mile electric range because they require frequent use of the engine for acceleration and to provide energy when the battery is depleted, while the series configuration was adopted for PHEVs with a 30- and 40-mile electric range because they rely mostly on electrical power for propulsion. Argonne researchers calculated the equivalent on-road (real-world) fuel economy on the basis of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency miles per gallon (mpg)-based formulas. The reduction in fuel economy attributable to the on-road adjustment formula was capped at 30% for advanced vehicle systems (e.g., PHEVs, fuel cell vehicles [FCVs], hybrid electric vehicles [HEVs], and battery-powered electric vehicles [BEVs]). Simulations for calendar year 2020 with model year 2015 mid-size vehicles were chosen for this analysis to address the implications of PHEVs within a reasonable timeframe after their likely introduction over the next few years. For the WTW analysis, Argonne assumed a PHEV market penetration of 10% by 2020 in order to examine the impact of significant PHEV loading on the utility power sector. Technological improvement with medium uncertainty for each vehicle was also assumed for the analysis. Argonne employed detailed dispatch models to simulate the electric power systems in four major regions of the US: the New England Independent System Operator, the New York Independent System Operator, the State of Illinois, and the Western Electric Coordinating Council. Argonne also evaluated the US average generation mix and renewable generation of electricity for PHEV and BEV recharging scenarios to show the effects of these generation mixes on PHEV WTW results. Argonne's GREET model was designed to examine the WTW energy use and GHG emissions for PHEVs and BEVs, as well as FCVs, regular HEVs, and conventional gasoline internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). WTW results are reported for charge-depleting (CD) operation of PHEVs under different recharging scenarios. The combined WTW results of CD and charge-sustaining (CS) PHEV operations (using the utility factor method) were also examined and reported. According to the utility factor method, the share of vehicle miles trav

  3. Vehicle having hydraulic and power steering systems using a single high pressure pump

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    Bartley, Bradley E. (Manito, IL); Blass, James R. (Bloomington, IL); Gibson, Dennis H. (Chillicothe, IL)

    2001-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle comprises a plurality of wheels attached to a vehicle housing. Also attached to the vehicle housing is a power steering system, including a fluid flow circuit, which is operably coupled to a number of the wheels. An internal combustion engine attached to the vehicle housing is connected to a hydraulically actuated system that includes a high pressure pump. An outlet of the high pressure pump is in fluid communication with the fluid flow circuit.

  4. Adjustable Speed AC Motor Drives-Applications Problems

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    Enjeti, P.

    Adjustable Speed AC Motor Drives Applications Problems by Dr. P. Enjeti Power Quality Laboratory Department ofElectrical Engineering Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 Tel: 409-845-7466 Fax: 409-845-6259 Email..., it generates side effects, some which have been recognized only recently. This paper presents a comprehensive coverage of application issues of PWM inverter controlled ac motor drives which include damage to motor insulation due to reflected voltages caused...

  5. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...

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

    Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies...

  6. Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems...

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

    Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development 2012 DOE...

  7. Designing a high-efficiency hydrostatic bicycle transmission

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    Socks, Matthew T. (Matthew Tristram)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrostatic bicycle drives use a working fluid instead of the common roller-chain to transmit power to the drive wheel. These transmissions are typically considered too inefficient for human power applications. An experiment ...

  8. ION 2006, Fort Worth TX, 26-29 September 2006 1 GPS/INS/G Sensors/Yaw Rate Sensor/Wheel

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    Calgary, University of

    of four integration strategies, namely a GPS/INS integrated system, a GPS/INS/G sensors/Yaw rate sensor/Wheel speed sensor system with two non- holonomic constraints, a GPS/INS/G sensors/Yaw rate sensor/Wheel speed/INS/G sensors/Yaw rate sensor/Wheel speed sensor system with the removal of the lateral constraint

  9. Connecting the Mobile World Drive Train Developments and

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    California at Davis, University of

    Cost Power Modules #12;Ve h i c u l a r Te c h n o l o g y S o c i e t y Diesel ICE and MotorConnecting the Mobile World Drive Train Developments and Opportunities: Power Electronics, 2013 Connecting the Mobile World #12;Ve h i c u l a r Te c h n o l o g y S o c i e t y Power EDT

  10. Adjustable speed drive for residential applications

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    Jungreis, A.M.; Kelley, A.W. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a demonstration of an adjustable speed drive suitable for use in residential applications such as compressors and fans in heat pumps, air conditioners, and refrigerators. The adjustable speed drive uses only a four-diode rectifier and a six-transistor six-diode inverter and does not require a source-frequency filter inductor or capacitor. Motor speed is adjusted with source-frequency phase control eliminating the switching loss and electromagnetic interference caused by the more commonly used high-frequency pulse-width modulation. Low source-current distortion and high power factor are obtained at a full-load operating point which is found using a parametric analysis.

  11. Driving Demand | Department of Energy

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    strategies, results achieved to date, and advice for other programs. Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements. This guide, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National...

  12. Idaho National Laboratory Driving Directions

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    Area Attractions and Events Area Geography Area History Area Links Driving Directions Idaho Falls Attractions and Events INL History INL Today Research Park Sagebrush Steppe...

  13. ENERGY-BASED LIMIT CYCLE COMPENSATION FOR DYNAMICALLY BALANCING WHEELED INVERTED PENDULUM MACHINES

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    Dollar, Aaron M.

    ENERGY-BASED LIMIT CYCLE COMPENSATION FOR DYNAMICALLY BALANCING WHEELED INVERTED PENDULUM MACHINES are not well known. The effects of these non-linearities can be observed in the energy behavior of IP balancing. While in this paper we use an energy-based observer to detect and correct limit cycles while balancing

  14. A FINITE ELEMENT APPROACH FOR SIMULATING THE QUENCHING OF LARGE ALUMINIUM COMPRESSOR WHEELS

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    stresses which result from high temperature gradients. This may influence successive machining steps due as shown in Figure 1. A wheel is made out of one massive billet and is quenched in hot water. A 3D-FE model is challenging due to a variety of reasons, such as requiring material data for large temperature range as well

  15. Operations with the new FUSE observatory: three-axis control with one reaction wheel

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    control system, particularly those of gyroscopes and reaction wheels, have made science operations in all three axes. Jitter values of no more than ±1 arcsecond in pitch, ±10 arcsecond in yaw, and ±1-516-8503; fax 410-516-5494; http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu #12;The FUSE Attitude Control System (ACS) contains two sets

  16. ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS

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    Hayes, John

    ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS Jonathan J applications. Atlas is a six degree of freedom vehicle op- erating training simulator motion platform where and static force Jacobians; normal forces. JACOBIAN DES ROUES MECANUM DU PLATFORME DE MOTION ATLAS DANS LES

  17. ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS

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    Hayes, John

    ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS Jonathan J. Atlas is a six degree of freedom vehicle op- erating training simulator motion platform where orienting force Jacobians; normal forces. MATRICE JACOBIENNE DES ROUES MECANUM SIMULATOUR DE MOUVEMENT ATLAS DANS

  18. Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    . I. INTRO With the growing importance of autonomous mobile robots in industrial and researchCooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots Jutta- ation of a strongly heterogeneous robot team, composed of a highly articulated humanoid robot

  19. Model-based analysis and simulation of regenerative heat wheel Zhuang Wu a

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    Melnik, Roderick

    comfort and saving thermal energy [1]. It is often considered as one of the dominant elements of low energy residential buildings in cold winter regions [2]. Estimates show that as much as 70% of the energy The rotary regenerator (also called the heat wheel) is an important component of energy intensive sectors

  20. Rediscovering the Wheel. Thermochemical Analysis of Energetics of the Aromatic Diazines

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    Chickos, James S.

    calorimetry and vapor pressure measurements. The gas and condensed phase enthalpies of formation of the parent not the case for diazabenzenes. The previous comprehensive experimental study of both the condensed and gasRediscovering the Wheel. Thermochemical Analysis of Energetics of the Aromatic Diazines Sergey P

  1. Vehicle drive module having improved terminal design

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    Beihoff, Bruce C.; Radosevich, Lawrence D.; Phillips, Mark G.; Kehl, Dennis L.; Kaishian, Steven C.; Kannenberg, Daniel G.

    2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A terminal structure for vehicle drive power electronics circuits reduces the need for a DC bus and thereby the incidence of parasitic inductance. The structure is secured to a support that may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as by direct contact between the terminal assembly and AC and DC circuit components. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

  2. Vehicle drive module having improved cooling configuration

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

    2007-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An electric vehicle drive includes a thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. Power electronic circuits are thermally matched, such as between component layers and between the circuits and the support. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

  3. Vehicle drive module having improved EMI shielding

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    Beihoff, Bruce C.; Kehl, Dennis L.; Gettelfinger, Lee A.; Kaishian, Steven C.; Phillips, Mark G.; Radosevich, Lawrence D.

    2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    EMI shielding in an electric vehicle drive is provided for power electronics circuits and the like via a direct-mount reference plane support and shielding structure. The thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. The support forms a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

  4. Bonneville Power Administration

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    In reply refer to: PGP Ms. Renata Kurshner Manager, Generation Resource Management, BC Hydro and Power Authority 6911 Southpoint Drive, Tower 15 Burnaby, BC V3N 4X8 Dear Ms....

  5. Bonneville Power Administration

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    In reply refer to: PGPO Renata Kurschner Director, Generation Resource Management BC Hydro and Power Authority 691 1 Southpoint Drive, El5 Burnaby, B.C., Canada V3N 4 x 8 Dear...

  6. FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT: WELL-TO-WHEELS ENERGY INPUTS,

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    First Southwest Company Ford Motor Co. Friends of the Earth/Blue Water Network General Motors California Electric Transportation Coalition California Fuel Cell Partnership California Invasive Plant Systems Inc Electric Power Research Institute Energy Independence Now Exxon Mobil Ferrellgas-Blue Rhino

  7. Overmodulation in Current Controlled Drives

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    Hava, Ahmet

    220 Chapter 5 Overmodulation in Current Controlled Drives 5.1 Introduction The performance of voltage feedforward controlled constant V f PWM-VSI drives is insu cient for most industrial processes performance control methods. Electric traction, el- evators, textile machines, paper and plastic machines

  8. Warp Drive With Zero Expansion

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    Jose Natario

    2002-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It is commonly believed that Alcubierre's warp drive works by contracting space in front of the warp bubble and expanding space behind it. We show that this expansion/contraction is but a marginal consequence of the choice made by Alcubierre, and explicitly construct a similar spacetime where no contraction/expansion occurs. Global and optical properties of warp drive spacetimes are also discussed.

  9. Internal combustion engine system having a power turbine with a broad efficiency range

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    Whiting, Todd Mathew; Vuk, Carl Thomas

    2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An engine system incorporating an air breathing, reciprocating internal combustion engine having an inlet for air and an exhaust for products of combustion. A centripetal turbine receives products of the combustion and has a housing in which a turbine wheel is rotatable. The housing has first and second passages leading from the inlet to discrete, approximately 180.degree., portions of the circumference of the turbine wheel. The passages have fixed vanes adjacent the periphery of the turbine wheel and the angle of the vanes in one of the passages is different than those in the other so as to accommodate different power levels providing optimum approach angles between the gases passing the vanes and the blades of the turbine wheel. Flow through the passages is controlled by a flapper valve to direct it to one or the other or both passages depending upon the load factor for the engine.

  10. High power fast ramping power supplies

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    Marneris,I.; Bajon, E.; Bonati, R.; Sandberg, J.; Roser, T.; Tsoupas, N.

    2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Hundred megawatt level fast ramping power converters to drive proton and heavy ion machines are under research and development at accelerator facilities in the world. This is a leading edge technology. There are several topologies to achieve this power level. Their advantages and related issues will be discussed.

  11. Advanced insulated gate bipolar transistor gate drive

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    Short, James Evans (Monongahela, PA); West, Shawn Michael (West Mifflin, PA); Fabean, Robert J. (Donora, PA)

    2009-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A gate drive for an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) includes a control and protection module coupled to a collector terminal of the IGBT, an optical communications module coupled to the control and protection module, a power supply module coupled to the control and protection module and an output power stage module with inputs coupled to the power supply module and the control and protection module, and outputs coupled to a gate terminal and an emitter terminal of the IGBT. The optical communications module is configured to send control signals to the control and protection module. The power supply module is configured to distribute inputted power to the control and protection module. The control and protection module outputs on/off, soft turn-off and/or soft turn-on signals to the output power stage module, which, in turn, supplies a current based on the signal(s) from the control and protection module for charging or discharging an input capacitance of the IGBT.

  12. 36 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 35, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1999 Multilevel Converters for Large Electric Drives

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    Converters for Large Electric Drives Leon M. Tolbert, Senior Member, IEEE, Fang Zheng Peng, Senior Member multilevel con- verters as an application for high-power and/or high-voltage electric motor drives all-electric drives because it uses several levels of dc voltage sources, which would be available

  13. Direct-Drive Inerital Confinement Fusion Research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics: Charting the Path to Thermonuclear Ignition

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    McCrory, R.L.; Regan, S.P.; Loucks, S.J.; Meyerhofer, D.D.; Skupsky, S.; Betti, R.; Boehly, T.R.; Craxton, R.S.; Collins, T.J.B.; Delettrez, J.A.; Edgell, D.; Epstein, R.; Fletcher, K.A.; Freeman, C.; Frenje, J.A.; Glebov, V.Yu.; Goncharov, V.N.; Harding, D.R.; Igumenshchev, I.V.; Keck, R.L.; Kilkenny, J.D.; Knauer, J.P.; Li, C.K.; Marciante, J.; Marozas, J.A.; Marshall, F.J.; Maximov, A.V.; McKenty, P.W.; Myatt, J.; Padalino, S.; Petrasso, R.D.; Radha, P.B.; Sangster, T.C.; Seguin, F.H.; Seka, W.; Smalyuk, V.A.; Soures, J.M.; Stoeckl, C.; Yaakobi, B.; Zuegel, J.D.

    2005-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Significant theoretical and experimental progress continues to be made at the University of Rocheter's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), charting the path to direct-drive inertial confinement fusion (ICF) ignition. Direct drive offers the potential for higher-gain implosions than x-ray drive and is a leading candidate for an inertial fusion enery power plant.

  14. Fast wave current drive in DEMO

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    Lerche, E.; Van Eestera, D.; Messiaen, A. [Association EURATOM-Belgian State, LPP-ERM/KMS, TEC partner, Brussels (Belgium); Franke, T. [Max-Planck-Institut fr Plasmaphysik, EURATOM-Assoziation, Garching (Germany); Collaboration: EFDA-PPPT Contributors

    2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to non-inductively drive a large fraction of the toroidal plasma current in magnetically confined plasmas is an essential requirement for steady state fusion reactors such as DEMO. Besides neutral beam injection (NBI), electron-cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) and lower hybrid wave heating (LH), ion-cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) is a promising candidate to drive current, in particular at the high temperatures expected in fusion plasmas. In this paper, the current drive (CD) efficiencies calculated with coupled ICRF wave / CD numerical codes for the DEMO-1 design case (R{sub 0}=9m, B{sub 0}=6.8T, a{sub p}=2.25m) [1] are presented. It will be shown that although promising CD efficiencies can be obtained in the usual ICRF frequency domain (20-100MHz) by shifting the dominant ion-cyclotron absorption layers to the high-field side, operation at higher frequencies (100-300MHz) has a stronger CD potential, provided the parasitic RF power absorption of the alpha particles can be minimized.

  15. Top drive drilling systems

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    Boyadjieff, G.I.

    1986-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a well apparatus which consists of: a back-up tool for holding the upper end of a string of pipe against rotating as an additional section of pipe is connected thereto; and powered means for moving the tool to engage the upper end of the string: the powered means being operable through a predetermined range of movement, and acting to move the back-up tool vertically during an initial portion of the range of movement and then move the tool between an active position at the axis of the well and a retracted position offset to a side of the axis at the end of the range of movement.

  16. Development of a Micro Drive-Under Tractor- Research and Application

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    Lothar Schulze; Sebastian Behling; Stefan Buhrs

    AbstractThe in-plant transport of goods is increasingly becoming automated. All reasons that argue for automation result in a better cost effectiveness. An extended percentage of the load units are lightweight and small goods that often occur either as single parts or as several articles in multiple small load carriers. Modern logistics concepts demand an efficient transport and the delivery within the intended time. To reduce the covered distance a flexible adjustment of the load capacity to single or accumulated transport is beneficial so that the vehicle can carry the required amount of goods without being oversized. To fulfill these specifications the paper at hand presents the development and realization of a new type of Automated Guided Vehicle that is optimized for the transportation of small goods [1]. The construction is carried out as an omnidirectional drive-under tractor in compact dimensions. The main purpose of the vehicle is the automated towing of trailers. Additionally the transport of single small load carriers can be accomplished by using a lifting table. Therefore it is for the first possible time to use a towing and carrying vehicle with a variable load capacity. For the drive system Mecanum wheels are used to enable omnidirectional maneuverability. Index TermsAutomated Guided Vehicle, drive-under tractor, omnidirectional drive.

  17. CLEAN HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY FOR 3-WHEEL TRANSPORTATION IN INDIA

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    Krishna Sapru

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen is a clean burning, non-polluting transportation fuel. It is also a renewable energy carrier that can be produced from non-fossil fuel resources such as solar, wind and biomass. Utilizing hydrogen as an alternative fuel for vehicles will diversify the resources of energy, and reduce dependence on oil in the transportation sector. Additionally, clean burning hydrogen fuel will also alleviate air pollution that is a very severe problem in many parts of world, especially major metropolitan areas in developing countries, such as India and China. In our efforts to foster international collaborations in the research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen technologies, through a USAID/DOE cost-shared project, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.,(www.ovonic.com) a leading materials and alternative energy company, in collaboration with Bajaj Auto Limited, India's largest three-wheeler taxi manufacturer, has successfully developed and demonstrated prototype hydrogen ICE three-wheelers in the United States and India. ECD's proprietary Ovonic solid-state hydrogen storage technology is utilized on-board to provide a means of compact, low pressure, and safe hydrogen fuel. These prototype hydrogen three-wheelers have demonstrated comparable performance to the original CNG version of the vehicle, achieving a driving range of 130 km. The hydrogen storage system capable of storing 1 kg hydrogen can be refilled to 80% of its capacity in about 15 minutes at a pressure of 300 psi. The prototype vehicles developed under this project have been showcased and made available for test rides to the public at exhibits such as the 16th NHA annual meeting in April 2005, Washington, DC, and the SIAM (Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers) annual conference in August 2005, New Delhi, India. Passengers have included members of the automotive industry, founders of both ECD and Bajaj, members of the World Bank, the Indian Union Minister for Finance, the President of the Asia Development Bank, members of USAID, USDOE and many other individuals, all of whom have had praise for the vehicle and the technology. The progress made through this phase I work and the importance of hydrogen three-wheelers has also resulted in extensive press coverage by the news media around the world.

  18. Integration of a testbed for examining the interaction of Mars rover wheels with a Mars soil simulant

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    Okafor, Chiedozie A. (Chiedozie Arinze)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integration and experimental testing was performed on a testbed for examining the interaction of Mars rover wheels with a Mars soil simulant. The testbed included a horizontal carriage that had a encoder to measure the ...

  19. warned that the world was asleep at the wheel. Back then, only two countries had plans to test

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    Cai, Long

    warned that the world was asleep at the wheel. Back then, only two countries had plans to test in a hospital examin- ing room in Rochester, New York. Pressing a ball of cotton into the crook of her elbow

  20. Optimal Three-Material Wheel Assemblage of Conducting and Elastic Composites

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    Andrej Cherkaev

    2011-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a new type of three material microstructures which we call wheel assemblages, that correspond to extremal conductivity and extremal bulk modulus for a composite made of two materials and an ideal material. The exact lower bounds for effective conductivity and matching laminates was found in (Cherkaev, 2009) and for anisotropic composites, in (Cherkaev, Zhang, 2011). Here, we show different optimal structures that generalize the classical Hashin-Shtrikman coated spheres (circles). They consist of circular inclusions which contain a solid central circle (hub) and radial spikes in a surrounding annulus, and (for larger volume fractions of the best material) an annulus filled with it. The same wheel assemblages are optimal for the pair of dual problems of minimal conductivity (resistivity) of a composite made from two materials and an ideal conductor (insulator), in the problem of maximal effective bulk modulus of elastic composites made from two linear elastic material and void, and the dual minimum problem.

  1. Adjustable Speed Drive Industrial Applications

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    Poole, J. N.

    Electric motors are significant users of electricity in the United States. Approximately 66 percent of the total electricity in the U.S. is used by electric motors. Electronic adjustable speed drives (ASDs) can save energy, lower maintenance cost...

  2. Black Hills Power- Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs

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    Black Hills Power provides rebates for its commercial customers who install energy efficient heat pumps, motors, variable frequency drives, lighting, and water heaters. Custom rebates for approved...

  3. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Advanced Power Electronics...

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    Research is focused on developing revolutionary new power electronics (PE), electric motor (EM), thermal management, and traction drive system technologies that will leapfrog...

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Advanced Power Electronics...

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    Research is focused on developing revolutionary new power electronics (PE), electric motor, and traction drive system (TDS) technologies that will leapfrog current on-the-road...

  5. Direct drive field actuator motors

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    Grahn, A.R.

    1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A positive-drive field actuator motor is described which includes a stator carrying at least one field actuator which changes in dimension responsive to application of an energy field, and at least one drive shoe movable by the dimensional changes of the field actuator to contact and move a rotor element with respect to the stator. Various embodiments of the motor are disclosed, and the rotor element may be moved linearly or arcuately. 62 figs.

  6. Variable Frequency AC Drives for Cooling Tower Energy Efficiency

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    Corey, R. W.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    speed fan drives. Fan speed is reduced to yield specific water temperatures at thermal conditions less difficult than design. The reduced air flow is accomplished by reduced fan power consumption, resulting in optimum cooling tower operation... and economics. Automatic fan speed control by sensing cold water temperature is the economic essence of the application of adjustable frequency power to A-C fan motors. 2.2 Cell Partitions In some multi-cell mechanical-draft cooling towers, the isolation...

  7. Integrated Biogeochemical and Hydrologic Processes Driving Arsenic...

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    Biogeochemical and Hydrologic Processes Driving Arsenic Release from Shallow Sediments to Groundwaters of the Mekong Integrated Biogeochemical and Hydrologic Processes Driving...

  8. Grand Challenge Portfolio: Driving Innovations in Industrial...

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    Grand Challenge Portfolio: Driving Innovations in Industrial Energy Efficiency, January 2011 Grand Challenge Portfolio: Driving Innovations in Industrial Energy Efficiency, January...

  9. Low backlash direct drive actuator

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    Kuklo, T.C.

    1994-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A low backlash direct drive actuator is described which comprises a motor such as a stepper motor having at least 200 steps per revolution; a two part hub assembly comprising a drive hub coaxially attached to the shaft of the motor and having a plurality of drive pins; a driven hub having a plurality of bores in one end thereof in alignment with the drive pins in the drive hub and a threaded shaft coaxially mounted in an opposite end of the driven hub; and a housing having a central bore therein into which are fitted the drive hub and driven hub, the housing having a motor mount on one end thereof to which is mounted the stepper motor, and a closed end portion with a threaded opening therein coaxial with the central bore in the housing and receiving therein the threaded shaft attached to the driven hub. Limit switches mounted to the housing cooperate with an enlarged lip on the driven hub to limit the lateral travel of the driven hub in the housing, which also acts to limit the lateral travel of the threaded shaft which functions as a lead screw. 10 figs.

  10. Kepler White Paper: Asteroseismology of Solar-Like Oscillators in a 2-Wheel Mission

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    Chaplin, W J; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J; Gilliland, R L; Kawaler, S D; Basu, S; De Ridder, J; Huber, D; Arentoft, T; Schou, J; Garcia, R A; Metcalfe, T S; Brogaard, K; Campante, T L; Elsworth, Y; Miglio, A; Appourchaux, T; Bedding, T R; Hekker, S; Houdek, G; Karoff, C; Molenda-Zakowicz, J; Monteiro, M J P F G; Aguirre, V Silva; Stello, D; Ball, W; Beck, P G; Birch, A C; Buzasi, D L; Casagrande, L; Cellier, T; Corsaro, E; Creevey, O L; Davies, G R; Deheuvels, S; Dogan, G; Gizon, L; Grundahl, F; Guzik, J; Handberg, R; Jimenez, A; Kallinger, T; Lund, M N; Lundkvist, M; Mathis, S; Mathur, S; Mazumdar, A; Mosser, B; Neiner, C; Nielsen, M B; Palle, P L; Pinsonneault, M H; Salabert, D; Serenelli, A M; Shunker, H; White, T R

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We comment on the potential for continuing asteroseismology of solar-type and red-giant stars in a 2-wheel Kepler Mission. Our main conclusion is that by targeting stars in the ecliptic it should be possible to perform high-quality asteroseismology, as long as favorable scenarios for 2-wheel pointing performance are met. Targeting the ecliptic would potentially facilitate unique science that was not possible in the nominal Mission, notably from the study of clusters that are significantly brighter than those in the Kepler field. Our conclusions are based on predictions of 2-wheel observations made by a space photometry simulator, with information provided by the Kepler Project used as input to describe the degraded pointing scenarios. We find that elevated levels of frequency-dependent noise, consistent with the above scenarios, would have a significant negative impact on our ability to continue asteroseismic studies of solar-like oscillators in the Kepler field. However, the situation may be much more optimi...

  11. Space Vector PWM Control Synthesis for a H-Bridge Drive in Electric Vehicles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Space Vector PWM Control Synthesis for a H-Bridge Drive in Electric Vehicles A. Kolli1 , Student Magnet Synchronous Machine in Electric Vehicle application. First, a short survey of existing power control methods are compared with three innovative ones using EV-drive specifications in the normal

  12. Robust Generator System Using PM Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Generator with Current-fed Drive

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    Baek, Jeihoon

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    action by making the PMa-SynRG operates as a generator, rectifying the phase voltages by means of the three-phase rectifier and feeding the power into the load. These features make the current-fed drive a good candidate for driving any type of synchronous...

  13. Plasma channel from EP beam Direct-drive ignition is the main thrust in LLE

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    -drive ignition; this is not an optimal configuration fordirectdrivethatrequiressphericalillumination I2093 for direct-drive experiments; it is coupled to a high-power, short-pulse laser (OMEGA EP) to explore advanced 26 kJ Scale 1:70 in energy Scale 1:1 Scale 1:1 #12;Hydro-equivalentignitiononOMEGA #12;Ignition

  14. Simulation Model for UltrasonicMotors powered by Resonant Converters

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    Paderborn, Universität

    , H. Grotstollen Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, University of Paderborn, FB 14 such as high driving torque at low rotational speed, high holding torque without an applied electric power to optimize the overall drive performance by simulationand to develop suitable control strategies

  15. Optimisation and comparison of integrated models of direct-drive linear machines for wave energy conversion

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    Crozier, Richard Carson

    2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Combined electrical and structural models of five types of permanent magnet linear electrical machines suitable for direct-drive power take-off on wave energy applications are presented. Electromagnetic models were ...

  16. HAVE you ever noticed a friend or neighbour driving a new hybrid

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    Rand, David G.

    HAVE you ever noticed a friend or neighbour driving a new hybrid car and felt pressure to trade? The power of reputation is already being harnessed to protect the environment. Hybrid cars

  17. Structural optimisation of permanent magnet direct drive generators for 5MW wind turbines

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    Zavvos, Aristeidis

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on permanent magnet "direct drive" electrical generators for wind turbines with large power output. A variety of such generator topologies is reviewed, tested and optimised in an attempt to increase ...

  18. Drive reconfiguration mechanism for tracked robotic vehicle

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    Willis, W. David (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Drive reconfiguration apparatus for changing the configuration of a drive unit with respect to a vehicle body may comprise a guide system associated with the vehicle body and the drive unit which allows the drive unit to rotate about a center of rotation that is located at about a point where the drive unit contacts the surface being traversed. An actuator mounted to the vehicle body and connected to the drive unit rotates the drive unit about the center of rotation between a first position and a second position.

  19. ECE 461/2: Power Systems I Calculus and algebra

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    Schumacher, Russ

    in a complex industrial load -Lab Experience with Power Electronic Motor Drives- Understands electric- or better Fields Power System Analysis Three-phase circuits Concepts: - Single and three phase electric with associated power Electronics drives Applications: - Employing PSSE to calculate power system flow, stability

  20. Subcontract Report: Final Report on Assessment of Motor Technologies for Traction Drives of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (Subcontract #4000080341)

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    Fezzler, Raymond [BIZTEK Consulting, Inc.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently, interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors with rare-earth (RE) magnets are almost universally used for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) because of their superior properties, particularly power density. However, there is now a distinct possibility of limited supply or very high cost of RE magnets that could make IPM motors unavailable or too expensive. Because development of electric motors is a critical part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Power Electronics and Motors activity, DOE needs to determine which options should be investigated and what barriers should be addressed. Therefore, in order to provide a basis for deciding which research topics should be pursued, an assessment of various motor technologies was conducted to determine which, if any, is potentially capable of meeting FreedomCAR 2015 and 2020 targets. Highest priority was given to IPM, surface mounted permanent magnet (SPM), induction, and switched reluctance (SR) motors. Also of interest, but with lesser emphasis, were wheel motors, multiple-rotor motors, motors with external excitation, and several others that emerged from the assessment. Cost and power density (from a design perspective, the power density criterion translates to torque density) are emerging as the two most important properties of motors for traction drives in hybrid and EVs, although efficiency and specific power also are very important. The primary approach for this assessment involved interviews with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), their suppliers, and other technical experts. For each technology, the following issues were discussed: (1) The current state-of-the-art performance and cost; (2) Recent trends in the technology; (3) Inherent characteristics of the motor - which ones limit the ability of the technology to meet the targets and which ones aid in meeting the target; (4) What research and development (R&D) would be needed to meet the targets; and (5) The potential for the technology to meet the targets. The interviews were supplemented with information from past Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reports, previous assessments that were conducted in 2004, and literature on magnet technology. The results of the assessment validated the DOE strategy involving three parallel paths: (1) there is enough of a possibility that RE magnets will continue to be available, either from sources outside China or from increased production in China, that development of IPM motors using RE magnets should be continued with emphasis on meeting the cost target. (2) yet the possibility that RE magnets may become unavailable or too expensive justifies efforts to develop innovative designs for permanent magnet (PM) motors that do not use RE magnets. Possible other magnets that may be substituted for RE magnets include samarium-cobalt (Sm-Co), Alnico, and ferrites. Alternatively, efforts to develop motors that do not use PMs but offer attributes similar to IPM motors also are encouraged. (3) New magnet materials using new alloys or processing techniques that would be less expensive or have comparable or superior properties to existing materials should be developed if possible. IPM motors are by far the most popular choice for hybrid and EVs because of their high power density, specific power, and constant power-speed ratio (CPSR). Performance of these motors is optimized when the strongest possible magnets - i.e., RE neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets - are used.

  1. On the efficiency of electrical submersible pumps equipped with variable frequency drives: A field study

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    Patterson, M.M. [Patterson (Maurice M.), Hemphill, TX (United States)

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A field study was conducted on 18 electrical-submersible-pump- (ESP-) equipped wells operating in the Williston basin. Fifteen of these wells were run with variable frequency drives (VFD`s). The purpose of the study was to determine the efficiency and operating characteristics of ESP`s operating with VFD`s and compare them to those without. Voltage, current, power, and frequency were measured at the drive input, the drive output, and ESP input. Production data were recorded and power and efficiency were calculated at all measurement locations and compared to published data.

  2. Anomalous-viscosity current drive

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Stix, T.H.; Ono, M.

    1986-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for maintaining a steady-state current for magnetically confining the plasma in a toroidal magnetic confinement device using anomalous viscosity current drive. A second aspect of this invention relates to an apparatus and method for the start-up of a magnetically confined toroidal plasma.

  3. Improved wastewater treatment at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporations`s Steubenville East Coke Plant

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    Goshe, A.J.; Nodianos, M.J. [Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Follansbee, WV (United States)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation recently improved its wastewater treatment at it`s by-products coke plant. This has led to greatly improved effluent quality. Excess ammonia liquor, along with wastewater from the light oil recovery plant, desulfurization facility, and coal pile runoff, must be treated prior to being discharged into the Ohio River. This is accomplished using a biological wastewater treatment plant to remove 99.99% of the organic contaminants and ammonia. Biologically treated, clarified wastewater is now polished in the newly constructed tertiary treatment plant.

  4. The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round... | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from theDepartment of EnergyThe Sun and Its Energy (11 activities)The Wheels on

  5. Reading File Bonneville Power Administration

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    reply refer to: PG-5 Ms. Renata Kurschner Director, Generation Resource Management B.C. Hydro and Power Authority 691 1 Southpoint Drive, 1 5th Floor Burnaby, B.C. V3N 4 x 8 Dear...

  6. Power from the Fuel Cell

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    Lipman, Timothy E.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power for Buildings Using Fuel-Cell Cars, Proceedings ofwell as to drive down fuel-cell system costs through productthe potential advantages of fuel cells as clean and reliable

  7. Method and apparatus for automobile actuated power generation

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    Rosenblum, J.

    1984-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of cylindrical rollers are embedded in a roadway over which wheeled vehicles move such that the vehicle wheels rotate the contacted rollers. A shaft transverse to the roadway supports the rollers and turns with them to transfer power from vehicle contact to an electrical generating apparatus. Power accumulating apparatus, such as a water or hydraulic fluid reservoir, may intervene between the shaft and the generator to smooth the power flow when vehicle travel is intermittent. Alternate apparatus may directly link the shaft to an electrical generator which may, in turn, charge batteries or pump water upwardly to accumulate power for response to later demand. The rollers may be housed in a metal or concrete trough and cross one or more lanes of traffic to a median power collector such as a spider and bevel gear arrangement that is capable of receiving rotating motion from four right angle directions at once. In its simplest form, power is taken from auto wheels to turn the rollers and their shaft or shafts, and shaft rotation is communicated directly to an electrical generator to supply demand.

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--I: FUNDAMENTAL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, VOL. 49, NO. 5, MAY 2002 621 Modeling of PWM Inverter-Supplied AC Drives

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    Stankoviæ, Aleksandar

    . The fundamental frequency of this waveform is adjusted to produce the desired speed. In modern electric drives, MAY 2002 621 Modeling of PWM Inverter-Supplied AC Drives at Low Switching Frequencies T. A. Sakharuk in ac drives supplied by pulsewidth modulated (PWM) power electronic inverters. Specifically, the paper

  9. The Analysis of Harold White applied to the Natario Warp Drive Spacetime. From 10 times the mass of the Universe to arbitrary low

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Analysis of Harold White applied to the Natario Warp Drive Spacetime. From 10 times the mass with power factors.Warp Drives with two warped regions Fernando Loup Residencia de Estudantes Universitas Lisboa Portugal July 15, 2013 Abstract Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein Field Equations

  10. Fiber optic sensor system for detecting movement or position of a rotating wheel bearing

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Veeser, Lynn R. (Los Alamos, NM); Rodriguez, Patrick J. (Santa Fe, NM); Forman, Peter R. (Los Alamos, NM); Monahan, Russell E. (Ann Arbor, MI); Adler, Jonathan M. (Ypsilanti, MI)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved fiber optic sensor system and integrated sensor bearing assembly for detecting movement or position of a rotating wheel bearing having a multi-pole tone ring which produces an alternating magnetic field indicative of movement and position of the rotating member. A magneto-optical material, such as a bismuth garnet iron (B.I.G.) crystal, having discrete magnetic domains is positioned in the vicinity of the tone ring so that the domains align themselves to the magnetic field generated by the tone ring. A single fiber optic cable, preferably single mode fiber, carries light generated by a source of light to the B.I.G. crystal. The light passes through the B.I.G. crystal and is refracted at domain boundaries in the crystal. The intensity of the refracted light is indicative of the amount of alignment of the domains and therefore the strength of the magnetic field. The refracted light is carried by the fiber optic cable to an optic receiver where the intensity is measured and an electrical signal is generated and sent to a controller indicating the frequency of the changes in light intensity and therefore the rotational speed of the rotating wheel bearing.

  11. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 14-18, 2012 Planning in High-dimensional Shape Space for a Single-wheeled

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    on a single ball. Achieving desired motions in position space is a challenging task for such systems due mobile robot that moves on a single ball. The single, spherical wheel enables the robot to achieve omni-dimensional Shape Space for a Single-wheeled Balancing Mobile Robot with Arms Umashankar Nagarajan, Byungjun Kim

  12. The warp drive and antigravity

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    Homer G. Ellis

    2004-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The warp drive envisioned by Alcubierre that can move a spaceship faster than light can, with modification, levitate it as if it were lighter than light, even allow it to go below a black hole's horizon and return unscathed. Wormhole-like versions of the author's `drainhole' (1973) might provide the drive, in the form of a by-pass of the spaceship composed of a multitude of tiny topological tunnels. The by-pass would divert the gravitational `ether' into a sink covering part of the spaceship's hull, connected by the tunnels to a source covering the remainder of the hull, to produce an ether flow like that of a river that disappears underground only to spring forth at a point downstream. This diversion would effectively shield the spaceship from external gravity.

  13. Warp Drive: A New Approach

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    Richard Obousy; Gerald Cleaver

    2008-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Certain classes of higher dimensional models suggest that the Casimir Effect is a candidate for the cosmological constant. In this paper we demonstrate that a sufficiently advanced civilization could, in principal, manipulate the radius of the extra dimension to locally adjust the value of the cosmological constant. This adjustment could be tuned to generate an expansion/contraction of spacetime around a spacecraft creating an exotic form of field-propulsion. Due to the fact that spacetime expansion itself is not restricted by relativity, a faster-than-light 'warp drive' could be created. Calculations of the energy requirements of such a drive are performed and an 'ultimate' speed limit, based on the Planckian limits on the size of the extra dimensions is found.

  14. Optimization of condensing gas drive

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    Lofton, Larry Keith

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - cal, undersaturated reservoir with gas being injected into the crest and oil being produced from the base of the structure. Fractional oil re- covery at gas breakthrough proved to be less sensitive to changes in oil withdrawal rates as the gas... injection pressure was increased. The validity of the model was established by accurately simulating several low pressure gas drives conducted in the laboratory. Oil recoveries at gas breakthrough using the model compared closely with those recoveries...

  15. October Blood Drive Announcement | Jefferson Lab

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    American Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Oct. 31 The American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Friday, October 31st from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center, Room F113. New and...

  16. 1009 SNOWHILL DRIVE CONWAY, SC 29526

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Owner 1009 Snowhill Drive Conway, SC 29526 (843) 902-5182 blakel@clemson.edu 4. Agricultural activities

  17. Marketing & Driving Demand Collaborative - Social Media Tools...

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    drivingdemandsocialmedia010611.pdf More Documents & Publications Marketing & Driving Demand: Social Media Tools & Strategies - January 16, 2011 Social Media for Natural...

  18. Warp-drives, and other Weirdness

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    Visser, Matt

    Wormholes, Warp-drives, and other Weirdness Matt Visser Physics Department Washington University. The fringes of general relativity almost seem to be infested with wormholes, warp-drives, and even time{Thorne traversable wormholes. Exotic matter (negative energy). Alcubierre's warp drive. Time machines. Temporal

  19. Base drive and overlap protection circuit

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office: US DRIVE Materials Technical Team...

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

    US DRIVE Materials Technical Team Roadmap Vehicle Technologies Office: US DRIVE Materials Technical Team Roadmap The Materials Technical Team (MTT) of the U.S. DRIVE Partnership...

  1. Vehicle Technologies Office: U.S. DRIVE 2014 Technical Accomplishments...

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    Vehicle Technologies Office: U.S. DRIVE 2014 Technical Accomplishments Report Vehicle Technologies Office: U.S. DRIVE 2014 Technical Accomplishments Report The U.S. DRIVE 2014...

  2. Energy efficient control for power management circuits operating from nano-watts to watts

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    Bandyopadhyay, Saurav

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy efficiency and form factor are the key driving forces in today's power electronics. All power delivery circuits, irrespective of the magnitude of power, basically consists of power trains, gate drivers and control ...

  3. Wind power generating system

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    Schachle, Ch.; Schachle, E. C.; Schachle, J. R.; Schachle, P. J.

    1985-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Normally feathered propeller blades of a wind power generating system unfeather in response to the actuation of a power cylinder that responds to actuating signals. Once operational, the propellers generate power over a large range of wind velocities. A maximum power generation design point signals a feather response of the propellers so that once the design point is reached no increase in power results, but the system still generates power. At wind speeds below this maximum point, propeller speed and power output optimize to preset values. The propellers drive a positive displacement pump that in turn drives a positive displacement motor of the swash plate type. The displacement of the motor varies depending on the load on the system, with increasing displacement resulting in increasing propeller speeds, and the converse. In the event of dangerous but not clandestine problems developing in the system, a control circuit dumps hydraulic pressure from the unfeathering cylinder resulting in a predetermined, lower operating pressure produced by the pump. In the event that a problem of potentially cladestine consequence arises, the propeller unfeathering cylinder immediately unloads. Upon startup, a bypass around the motor is blocked, applying a pressure across the motor. The motor drives the generator until the generator reaches a predetermined speed whereupon the generator is placed in circuit with a utility grid and permitted to motor up to synchronous speed.

  4. Using Electronic Adjustable Speed Drives for Efficiency Improvement and Cost Reduction

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    Friedman, N. R.

    U.S. industry and utilities have been using ac adjustable speed drives (ASDs) for more than 50 years. ASDs utilize power electronics technology to control the flow of power to an ac motor, thereby controlling the motors speed and rate of energy...

  5. Real-Time Fuzzy Control of Sensorless PM Drive Systems Dr. Kasim M. Al-Aubidy

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    oscillator controls the motor speed. The other mode is the closed-loop mode, in which the inverter power is essential for controlling the power devices of the inverter. The main problem with present rotor position without the new trends in softcomputing. There is a lot of literature on the design of AC drive systems

  6. Washboard Road: The Dynamics of Granular Ripples Formed by Rolling Wheels Nicolas Taberlet,1,2,* Stephen W. Morris,3

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    McElwaine, Jim

    experiments on rippled granular surfaces formed under rolling wheels. Ripples appear above a critical speed surface under tangential stress is reminiscent of other sorts of wind- and water-driven ripples [2 rolled freely on the sand bed as the table rotated at a constant speed. No torque was applied

  7. Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    ) Note: PSAT included after-treatment thermal efficiency penalty to the diesel fuel economy · CD ElectricWell-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Amgad engine vehicles (ICEVs) Regular hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs

  8. Good Wheel Hunting: UMass Lowell's Scavenger Hunt Robot System Robert Casey, Andrew Chanler, Munjal Desai, Brenden Keyes,

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    Yanco, Holly A.

    Good Wheel Hunting: UMass Lowell's Scavenger Hunt Robot System Robert Casey, Andrew Chanler, Munjal was built on top of the system we have been developing for urban search and rescue (USAR) research. The system includes new behaviors and behavior sequencing, vision algorithms and sensor processing algorithms

  9. February 7, 2009 "Friends come first, mathematics after." Raoul once said, as he smiled and wheeled his bicycle out

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    Mazur, Barry

    and wheeled his bicycle out of his office, and down the corridor to meet a visiting friend of his in a local coffee shop, his worn golden-brown portfolio balanced on his bicycle seat. Raoul Bott was a wonderful: as he smiled, made his way down a corridor, looked for his lost gloves, walked his bicycle

  10. ARM - SGP Rural Driving Hazards

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

  11. Traction Drive Systems Breakout Group

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy Usage »of EnergyThe EnergyDepartment7 th ,Top Value AddedTotalTownTRACTION DRIVE

  12. Indiana Michigan Power- Commercial and Industrial Rebates Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Indiana Michigan Power offers rebates for HVAC equipment, variable frequency drives, commercial refrigeration equipments, food service equipment and lighting measures for commercial and industrial...

  13. MHK Technologies/Oregon State University Columbia Power Technologies...

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    Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Oregon State University Columbia Power Technologies Direct Drive Point Absorber.jpg Technology Profile...

  14. Nova power systems: status and operating experience

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    Whitham, K.; Merritt, B.T.; Gritton, D.G.; Smart, A.J.; Holloway, R.W.; Oicles, J.A.

    1983-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the pulse power systems that are used in these lasers; the status and the operating experiences. The pulsed power system for the Nova Laser is comprised of several distinct technology areas. The large capacitor banks for driving flashlamps that excite the laser glass is one area, the fast pulsers that drive pockels cell shutters is another area, and the contol system for the pulsed power is a third. This paper discusses the capacitor banks and control systems.

  15. Design and control of multimodal single-legged vehicles with variable geometry reaction wheel arrays

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    Schmidt-Wetekam, Christopher

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Mitsubishi PA-10 robot arm harmonic drive system,leg and arms stems directly from the design of the robot;Arm Suspension Mechanism for an Underactuated Single Legged Hopping Robot.

  16. Ferrite permanent magnet electrical machine and the application thereof within vehicle traction drives

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    Gritter, D.J.; O'Neil, W.K.; Turner, D.

    1987-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes, in combination, a land vehicle having axially aligned ground engaging tractive wheels, and a drivetrain carried by the vehicle for the propulsion thereof. The drivetrain comprises: (a) a substantially fixed DC power source including at least one chemical battery, (b) transmission means including selectable multiple gear ratios, an input shaft and a mechanical differential operative to transfer torque to the wheels, (c) a single-phase self-synchronous permanent magnet motor including, (i) an elongated central shaft, (ii) a generally u-shaped frame assembly adapted for mechanical grounding the shaft to a relatively stationary portion of the vehicle, the shaft being secured to the frame proximate each end thereof, (iii) a stator assembly secured to the shaft and characterized by a plurality of outwardly directed integrally formed salient poles and associated bifilar-wound induction coils, and (iv) a rotor assembly rotatably disposed on the shaft and substantially enclosing the stator assembly, the rotor assembly comprising a cylindrical shell defining an inner surface.

  17. Gas Powered Air Conditioning Absorption vs. Engine-Drive

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    Phillips, J. N.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It used to be that the only alternative to costly electric air conditioning was the double-effect gas-fired absorption chiller/heaters. Beginning in the 1980's, they were the "star" equipment promoted by gas companies throughout the nation. Although...

  18. MHK Technologies/Direct Drive Power Generation Buoy | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat JumpIncMAKGalway Bay IE <AirWEC < MHK<TidalDenniss

  19. Factors driving wind power development in the United States

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    Bird, Lori A.; Parsons, Brian; Gagliano, Troy; Brown, Matthew H.; Wiser, Ryan H.; Bolinger, Mark

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    presented at AWEA Windpower 2001 Conference, Washington,IN THE UNITED STATES WINDPOWER 2003 CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY,a portion to supply its Windpower green pricing program. The

  20. EV Everywhere EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power

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  1. EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: TopEnergyIDIQ Contract ESPC IDIQ ContractConsumerof Energy Charge to

  2. Sandia National Laboratories: drive affordable efficient so-lar power

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  3. High Power Density Integrated Traction Machine Drive | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensional Subject:Ground Hawaii HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS1

  4. High Power Density Integrated Traction Machine Drive | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensional Subject:Ground Hawaii HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE

  5. Traction Drive System for Electric Vehicles, Using Multilevel Converters Juan W. Dixon, Micah Ortzar and Felipe Ros

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    Traction Drive System for Electric Vehicles, Using Multilevel Converters Juan W. Dixon, Micah converters for electric vehicles using multilevel inverters. They are being compared with inverters using. Introduction Power Electronics technologies contribute with important part in the development of electric

  6. System studies of rf current drive for MST

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    Anderson, J. K.; Burke, D. R.; Forest, C. B.; Goetz, J. A.; Hendries, E. R.; Seltzman, A. H.; Thomas, M. A. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Diem, S. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN (United States); Harvey, R. W. [CompX, Del Mar, CA (United States); Kaufman, M. C. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Two rf schemes are being studied on the MST reversed field pinch for their potential in current profile control experiments. MHD modeling has shown that a substantial externally-driven off axis parallel current can improve stability of the dominant core tearing modes. A radially localized axisymmetric population of fast electrons has been observed by SXR emission during LH injection (100kW at 800MHz), and is consistent with CQL3D modeling which predicts a small driven current. Computational work suggests that doubling the input power will statistically improve the LH-induced SXR signal to background ratio, and that about 2MW of injected power (an order of magnitude increase) will drive enough current for stabilization of tearing modes. Additionally, a 1 MW 5.5 GHz electron Bernstein wave (EBW) experiment is under construction, which utilizes a very simple and compact antenna compatible with the demands of the RFP. EBW allows access to electron cyclotron heating and current drive in the overdense plasma. Coupling of the external electromagnetic wave to the EBW has been demonstrated, and initial tests at {approx}100kW power have produced a small, localized xray flux consistent with rf heating and high diffusivity of fast electrons. Computational work is currently underway to answer the very important questions of how much power is required, and what level of electron diffusivity is tolerable, to generate a consequential amount of EBW current.

  7. Biofuels development in Maine: Using trees to oil the wheels of sustainability -Maine news, sports, obituaries, weather -Bangor Daily News http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/12/opinion/biofuels-development-in-maine-using-trees-to-oil-the-wheels-of-sustain

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    Thomas, Andrew

    Biofuels development in Maine: Using trees to oil the wheels of sustainability - Maine news, sports, obituaries, weather - Bangor Daily News http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/12/opinion/biofuels-development-in-maine-using-trees-to-oil-the-wheels-of-sustainability/print/[3/13/2013 1:54:43 PM] Biofuels development

  8. PHYSICS OF ELCTRON CYCLOTRON CURRENT DRIVE ON DIII-D

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    PETTY,CC; PRATER,R; LUCE,TC; ELLIS,RA; HARVEY,RW; KINSEY,JE; LAO,LL; LOHR,J; MAKOWSKI,MA

    2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OAK A271 PHYSICS OF ELCTRON CYCLOTRON CURRENT DRIVE ON DIII-D. Recent experiments on the DIII-D tokamak have focused on determining the effect of trapped particles on the electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) efficiency. The measured ECCD efficiency increases as the deposition location is moved towards the inboard midplane or towards smaller minor radius for both co and counter injection. The measured ECCD efficiency also increases with increasing electron density and/or temperature. The experimental ECCD is compared to both the linear theory (Toray-GA) as well as a quasilinear Fokker-Planck model (CQL3D). The experimental ECCD is found to be in better agreement with the more complete Fokker-Planck calculation, especially for cases of high rf power density and/or loop voltage. The narrow width of the measured ECCD profile is consistent with only low levels of radial transport for the current carrying electrons.

  9. Electric-Drive Vehicle Basics (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

  10. Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles ? A Comprehensive Education...

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    Meeting arravt034tiferdowsi2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles A Comprehensive Education, Training, and Outreach Program...

  11. Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles ? A Comprehensive Education...

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    Peer Evaluation arravt034tiferdowsi2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles A Comprehensive Education, Training, and Outreach Program...

  12. Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles ? A Comprehensive Education...

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    -- Washington D.C. tiarravt034ferdowsi2010o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles A Comprehensive Education, Training, and Outreach Program...

  13. Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program

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    Training Consortium (NAFTC), together with its partners, will develop an Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program that will help accelerate mass market introduction...

  14. US DRIVE Highlights of Technical Accomplishments 2013

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    for longer-lasting and more cost-effective electric drive vehicle batteries. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Advanced energy storage devices, such as lithium- based...

  15. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? Energy Policy, vol. 35, 2007.Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMyou think about fuel economy? Rather, we listened closely

  16. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth S; Heffner, Reid R.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? Energy Policy, vol. 35, 2007.Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMyou think about fuel economy? Rather, we listened closely

  17. Improvements in EMC performance of inverter-fed motor drives

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

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Power oscillator

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    Gitsevich, Aleksandr (Montgomery Village, MD)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An oscillator includes an amplifier having an input and an output, and an impedance transformation network connected between the input of the amplifier and the output of the amplifier, wherein the impedance transformation network is configured to provide suitable positive feedback from the output of the amplifier to the input of the amplifier to initiate and sustain an oscillating condition, and wherein the impedance transformation network is configured to protect the input of the amplifier from a destructive feedback signal. One example of the oscillator is a single active element device capable of providing over 70 watts of power at over 70% efficiency. Various control circuits may be employed to match the driving frequency of the oscillator to a plurality of tuning states of the lamp.

  19. Combined cycle power plant incorporating coal gasification

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    Liljedahl, Gregory N. (Tariffville, CT); Moffat, Bruce K. (Simsbury, CT)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A combined cycle power plant incorporating a coal gasifier as the energy source. The gases leaving the coal gasifier pass through a liquid couplant heat exchanger before being used to drive a gas turbine. The exhaust gases of the gas turbine are used to generate both high pressure and low pressure steam for driving a steam turbine, before being exhausted to the atmosphere.

  20. DRIVE Analysis Tool Generates Custom Vehicle Drive Cycles Based on Real-World Data (Fact Sheet)

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    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory describes the Drive-Cycle Rapid Investigation, Visualization, and Evaluation (DRIVE) analysis tool, which uses GPS and controller area network data to characterize vehicle operation and produce custom vehicle drive cycles, analyzing thousands of hours of data in a matter of minutes.

  1. Eco-Driving: Drive Green, Save Green Part of the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project

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    Eco- Driving: Drive Green, Save Green Part of the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project Funded · Procedures: Identical vehicles deliver different economy depending on how they are used and cared;Eco-Driving Procedures 1. Vehicle Use/Treatment · Use A/C only over 40mpg · Remove excess weight 2

  2. The role of the cant and lateral position of the steering wheel in the orientation of drivers to the location of the automotive pedals

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    Sherrod, M. G

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    examined the effects of three steering wheel cants and three steering wheel lateral positions on drivers' preferred automotive foot pedal locations and separation distances. The dependent variables were the preferred vertical and horizontal positions... in orienting the driver to the locations of the pedals and should be part of any design recommendations detailing the relationship between the driver and the foot pedals. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank the chairman of my Advisory Committee, Dr...

  3. Power Conditioning and Control Applications for Energy Conservation

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    Brushwood, J. S.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrical power conditioning and control (PCC) systems are finding cost effective applications in AC motor drives, lamp ballasts and power supplies. Substantial system efficiency improvements are being realized when the appropriate PCC system...

  4. Electric top drives gain wide industry acceptance

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    Riahi, M.L.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since its introduction, the top drive drilling system has gained acceptance as a productive and safe method for drilling oil and gas wells. Originally, the system was used mostly for offshore and higher cost land drilling, and it had to be installed as a permanent installation because of its enormous weight and size. Essentially, a top drive replaces the kelly and rotary table as the means of rotating drillpipe on oil, gas and geothermal rigs and is considered to be 15% to 40% more efficient than a kelly drive. Top drive systems allow the operator to drill and maintain directional orientation for triple stands and provide tripping efficiency because of the ability to ream and circulate with triple stands, to reduce the risk of stuck pipe or lost wells, and to improve well control and pipe handling safety. The paper describes electric top drives with DC motors, top drives with AC motors, top drives with permanent magnet motors, and top drives with permanent magnet brushless synchronous motors.

  5. Modular PM Motor Drives for Automotive Traction Applications

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    Su, G.J.

    2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents modular permanent magnet (PM) motor drives for automotive traction applications. A partially modularized drive system consisting of a single PM motor and multiple inverters is described. The motor has multiple three-phase stator winding sets and each winding set is driven with a separate three-phase inverter module. A truly modularized inverter and motor configuration based on an axial-gap PM motor is then introduced, in which identical PM motor modules are mounted on a common shaft and each motor module is powered by a separate inverter module. The advantages of the modular approach for both inverter and motor include: (1) power rating scalability--one design meets different power requirements by simply stacking an adequate number of modules, thus avoiding redesigning and reducing the development cost, (2) increased fault tolerance, and (3) easy repairing. A prototype was constructed by using two inverters and an axial-gap PM motor with two sets of three-phase stat or windings, and it is used to assist the diesel engine in a hybrid electric vehicle converted from a Chevrolet Suburban. The effect of different pulse-width-modulation strategies for both motoring and regenerative modes on current control is analyzed. Torque and regenerative control algorithms are implemented with a digital signal processor. Analytical and initial testing results are included in the paper.

  6. Drilling of wells with top drive unit

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    Boyadjieff, G.I.

    1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Well drilling apparatus including a top drive drilling assembly having a motor driven stem adapted to be attached to the upper end of a drill string and drive it during a drilling operation, a torque wrench carried by the top drive assembly and movable upwardly and downwardly therewith and operable to break a threated connection between the drill string and the stem, and an elevator carried by and suspended from the top drive assembly and adapted to engage a section of drill pipe beneath the torque wrench in suspending relation. The torque wrench and elevator are preferably retained against rotation with the rotary element which drives the drill string, but may be movable vertically relative to that rotary element and relative to one another in a manner actuating the apparatus between various different operating conditions.

  7. Control rod drive hydraulic system

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    Ose, Richard A. (San Jose, CA)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A hydraulic system for a control rod drive (CRD) includes a variable output-pressure CR pump operable in a charging mode for providing pressurized fluid at a charging pressure, and in a normal mode for providing the pressurized fluid at a purge pressure, less than the charging pressure. Charging and purge lines are disposed in parallel flow between the CRD pump and the CRD. A hydraulic control unit is disposed in flow communication in the charging line and includes a scram accumulator. An isolation valve is provided in the charging line between the CRD pump and the scram accumulator. A controller is operatively connected to the CRD pump and the isolation valve and is effective for opening the isolation valve and operating the CRD pump in a charging mode for charging the scram accumulator, and closing the isolation valve and operating the CRD pump in a normal mode for providing to the CRD through the purge line the pressurized fluid at a purge pressure lower than the charging pressure.

  8. Linear hydraulic drive system for a Stirling engine

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    Walsh, Michael M. (Schenectady, NY)

    1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A hydraulic drive system operating from the periodic pressure wave produced by a Stirling engine along a first axis thereof and effecting transfer of power from the Stirling engine to a load apparatus therefor and wherein the movable, or working member of the load apparatus is reciprocatingly driven along an axis substantially at right angles to the first axis to achieve an arrangement of a Stirling engine and load apparatus assembly which is much shorter and the components of the load apparatus more readily accessible.

  9. Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (The followingDirect EnergyOrganization ofVirginiaYou areDrive5Open

  10. Power Systems of the Future: A 21st Century Power Partnership Thought Leadership Report (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Powerful trends in technology, policy environments, financing, and business models are driving change in power sectors globally. In light of these trends, the question is no longer whether power systems will be transformed, but rather how these transformations will occur. Power Systems of the Future, a thought leadership report from the 21st Century Power Partnership, explores these pathways explores actions that policymakers and regulators can take to encourage desired power system outcomes.

  11. Concentrating Solar Power Basics | Department of Energy

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    heat. This thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a steam turbine or heat engine that drives a generator. Concentrating solar power offers a utility-scale,...

  12. Response Surface Energy Modeling of an Electric Vehicle over a Reduced Composite Drive Cycle

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    Jehlik, Forrest [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); LaClair, Tim J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Response surface methodology (RSM) techniques were applied to develop a predictive model of electric vehicle (EV) energy consumption over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) standardized drive cycles. The model is based on measurements from a synthetic composite drive cycle. The synthetic drive cycle is a minimized statistical composite of the standardized urban (UDDS), highway (HWFET), and US06 cycles. The composite synthetic drive cycle is 20 minutes in length thereby reducing testing time of the three standard EPA cycles by over 55%. Vehicle speed and acceleration were used as model inputs for a third order least squared regression model predicting vehicle battery power output as a function of the drive cycle. The approach reduced three cycles and 46 minutes of drive time to a single test of 20 minutes. Application of response surface modeling to the synthetic drive cycle is shown to predict energy consumption of the three EPA cycles within 2.6% of the actual measured values. Additionally, the response model may be used to predict energy consumption of any cycle within the speed/acceleration envelope of the synthetic cycle. This technique results in reducing test time, which additionally provides a model that may be used to expand the analysis and understanding of the vehicle under consideration.

  13. Evaluation of current drive requirements and operating characteristics of a high bootstrap fraction advanced tokamak reactor

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    Houlberg, W.A.; Attenberger, S.E.

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The reactor potential of some advanced physics operating modes proposed for the TPX physics program are examined. A moderate aspect ratio (A = 4.5 as in TPX), 2 GW reactor is analyzed because of its potential for steady-state, non-inductive operation with high bootstrap current fraction. Particle, energy and toroidal current equations are evolved to steady-state conditions using the 1-1/2-D time-dependent WHIST transport code. The solutions are therefore consistent with particle, energy and current sources and assumed transport models. Fast wave current drive (FWCD) provides the axial seed current. The bootstrap current typically provides 80-90% of the current, while feedback on the lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) power maintains the total current. The sensitivity of the plasma power amplification factor, Q {equivalent_to} P{sub fus}/P{sub aux}, to variations in the plasma properties is examined. The auxiliary current drive power, P{sub aux} = P{sub LH} + P{sub FW}; bootstrap current fraction: current drive efficiency; and other parameters are evaluated. The plasma is thermodynamically stable for the energy confinement model assumed (a multiple of ITER89P). The FWCD and LHCD sources provide attractive control possibilities, not only for the current profile, but also for the total fusion power since the gain on the incremental auxiliary power is typically 10-30 in these calculations when overall Q {approx} 30.

  14. GPS Data Filtration Method for Drive Cycle Analysis Applications

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    Duran, A.; Earleywine, M.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When employing GPS data acquisition systems to capture vehicle drive-cycle information, a number of errors often appear in the raw data samples, such as sudden signal loss, extraneous or outlying data points, speed drifting, and signal white noise, all of which limit the quality of field data for use in downstream applications. Unaddressed, these errors significantly impact the reliability of source data and limit the effectiveness of traditional drive-cycle analysis approaches and vehicle simulation software. Without reliable speed and time information, the validity of derived metrics for drive cycles, such as acceleration, power, and distance, become questionable. This study explores some of the common sources of error present in raw onboard GPS data and presents a detailed filtering process designed to correct for these issues. Test data from both light and medium/heavy duty applications are examined to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed filtration process across the range of vehicle vocations. Graphical comparisons of raw and filtered cycles are presented, and statistical analyses are performed to determine the effects of the proposed filtration process on raw data. Finally, an evaluation of the overall benefits of data filtration on raw GPS data and present potential areas for continued research is presented.

  15. Risks of using AP locations discovered through war driving

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    Kotz, David

    Risks of using AP locations discovered through war driving Minkyong Kim, Jeffrey J. Fielding the actual locations are often unavailable, they use estimated locations from war driving estimated through war driving. War driving is the process of collecting Wi-Fi beacons by driving or walking

  16. Installation considerations for IGBT AC drives

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    Skibinski, G.L.

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last four years, Adjustable Speed ac Drive (ASD) manufacturers have migrated from Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) semiconductors to Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) as the preferred Output switching device. The advantage of IGBTs over BJTs is that device rise and fall time switching capability is 5 - 10 times faster, resulting in lower device switching loss and a more efficient drive. However, for a similar motor cable length as the BJT drive, the faster output voltage risetime of the IGBT drive may increase the dielectric voltage stress on the motor and cable due to a phenomenon called reflected wave. Faster output dv/dt transitions of IGBT drives also increase the possibility for phenomenon such as increased Common Mode (CM) electrical noise, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) problems and increased capacitive cable charging current problems. Also, recent experience suggests any Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) drive with a steep fronted output voltage wave form may increase motor shaft voltage and lead to a bearing current phenomenon known as fluting. This paper provides a basic understanding of these issues, as well as solutions, to insure a successful drive system installation.

  17. A high-fidelity harmonic drive model.

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    Preissner, C.; Royston, T. J.; Shu, D. (APS Engineering Support Division); ( MCS); (Univ. of Illinois)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, a new model of the harmonic drive transmission is presented. The purpose of this work is to better understand the transmission hysteresis behavior while constructing a new type of comprehensive harmonic drive model. The four dominant aspects of harmonic drive behavior - nonlinear viscous friction, nonlinear stiffness, hysteresis, and kinematic error - are all included in the model. The harmonic drive is taken to be a black box, and a dynamometer is used to observe the input/output relations of the transmission. This phenomenological approach does not require any specific knowledge of the internal kinematics. In a novel application, the Maxwell resistive-capacitor hysteresis model is applied to the harmonic drive. In this model, sets of linear stiffness elements in series with Coulomb friction elements are arranged in parallel to capture the hysteresis behavior of the transmission. The causal hysteresis model is combined with nonlinear viscous friction and spectral kinematic error models to accurately represent the harmonic drive behavior. Empirical measurements are presented to quantify all four aspects of the transmission behavior. These measurements motivate the formulation of the complete model. Simulation results are then compared to additional measurements of the harmonic drive performance.

  18. MHD simulation of RF current drive in MST

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    Hendries, E. R.; Anderson, J. K.; Forest, C. B.; Reusch, J. A.; Seltzman, A. H.; Sovinec, C. R. [University of Wisconsin, Madison WI (United States); Diem, S. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN (United States); Harvey, R. W. [CompX, Del Mar, CA (United States)

    2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Auxiliary heating and current drive using RF waves such as the electron Bernstein wave (EBW) promises to advance the performance of the reversed field pinch (RFP). In previous computational work [1], a hypothetical edge-localized current drive is shown to suppress the tearing activity which governs the macroscopic transport properties of the RFP. The ideal conditions for tearing stabilization include a reduced toroidal induction, and precise width and radial position of the Gaussian-shaped external current drive. In support of the EBW experiment on the Madison Symmetric Torus, an integrated modeling scheme now incorporates ray tracing and Fokker-Plank predictions of auxiliary current into single fluid MHD. Simulations at low Lundquist number (S ? 10{sup 4}) generally agree with the previous work; significantly more burdensome simulations at MST-like Lundquist number (S ? 310{sup 6}) show unexpected results. The effect on nonlinearly saturated current profile by a particular RF-driven external force decreases in magnitude and widens considerably as the Lundquist number increases toward experimental values. Simulations reproduce the periodic current profile relaxation events observed in experiment (sawteeth) in the absence of current profile control. Reduction of the tearing mode amplitudes is still observable; however, reduction is limited to periods between the large bursts of magnetic activity at each sawtooth. The sawtoothing pattern persists with up to 10 MW of externally applied RF power. Periods with prolonged low tearing amplitude are predicted with a combination of external current drive and a reduced toroidal loop voltage, consistent with previous conclusions. Finally, the resistivity profile is observed to have a strong effect on the optimal externally driven current profile for mode stabilization.

  19. A causally connected superluminal Warp Drive spacetime

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    F. Loup; R. Held; D. Waite; E. Halerewicz, Jr.; M. Stabno; M. Kuntzman; R. Sims

    2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    It will be shown that while horizons do not exist for warp drive spacetimes traveling at subluminal velocities horizons begin to develop when a warp drive spacetime reaches luminal velocities. However it will be shown that the control region of a warp drive ship lie within the portion of the warped region that is still causally connected to the ship even at superluminal velocities, therefore allowing a ship to slow to subluminal velocities. Further it is shown that the warped regions which are causally disconnected from a warp ship have no correlation to the ship velocity.

  20. Wind turbine ring/shroud drive system

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    Blakemore, Ralph W.

    2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine capable of driving multiple electric generators having a ring or shroud structure for reducing blade root bending moments, hub loads, blade fastener loads and pitch bearing loads. The shroud may further incorporate a ring gear for driving an electric generator. In one embodiment, the electric generator may be cantilevered from the nacelle such that the gear on the generator drive shaft is contacted by the ring gear of the shroud. The shroud also provides protection for the gearing and aids in preventing gear lubricant contamination.

  1. Hybrid vehicle powertrain system with power take-off driven vehicle accessory

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    Beaty, Kevin D.; Bockelmann, Thomas R.; Zou, Zhanijang; Hope, Mark E.; Kang, Xiaosong; Carpenter, Jeffrey L.

    2006-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A hybrid vehicle powertrain system includes a first prime mover, a first prime mover driven power transmission mechanism having a power take-off adapted to drive a vehicle accessory, and a second prime mover. The second prime mover is operable to drive the power transmission mechanism alone or in combination with the first prime mover to provide power to the power take-off through the power transmission mechanism. The invention further includes methods for operating a hybrid vehicle powertrain system.

  2. 194 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 56, NO. 1, JANUARY 2009 PWM Method to Eliminate Power Sources in a

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    to Eliminate Power Sources in a Nonredundant 27-Level Inverter for Machine Drive Applications Mauricio Rotella-stage 27-level inverter using "H" converters is analyzed for medium- and high-power machine drive was implemented using DSP controllers, which give flexibility to the system. Index Terms--Drives, multilevel

  3. Vision and Inertial Sensor Based Drive Trains Control

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    Cheng, Haifei

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inertial Sensor Based Drive Trains Control by Haifei Cheng AInertial Sensor Based Drive Trains Control c 2010 by HaifeiInertial Sensor Based Drive Trains Control by Haifei Cheng

  4. Heel and toe driving on fuel cell vehicle

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    Choi, Tayoung; Chen, Dongmei

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method for providing nearly instantaneous power in a fuel cell vehicle. The method includes monitoring the brake pedal angle and the accelerator pedal angle of the vehicle, and if the vehicle driver is pressing both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time and the vehicle is in a drive gear, activating a heel and toe mode. When the heel and toe mode is activated, the speed of a cathode compressor is increased to a predetermined speed set-point, which is higher than the normal compressor speed for the pedal position. Thus, when the vehicle brake is removed, the compressor speed is high enough to provide enough air to the cathode, so that the stack can generate nearly immediate power.

  5. Compact vehicle drive module having improved thermal control

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

    2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    An electric vehicle drive includes a thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support, which may be controlled in a closed-loop manner. Interfacing between circuits, circuit mounting structure, and the support provide for greatly enhanced cooling. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

  6. Simulation and optimization of a two-wheeled, ball- flinging robot

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    Chen, Po-Ting

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and is powered by two 9V batteries. The motors are placed insuch as the motors, batteries, circuit board, radio

  7. University competition cars visit Argonne for testing | Argonne...

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    back to drive the rear wheels, and in the vehicle's front, the team placed a biodiesel diesel engine to power the car when the battery is fully drained. CSU is the only team in...

  8. Image fusion for a nighttime driving display

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    Herrington, William Frederick

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation into image fusion for a nighttime driving display application was performed. Most of the image fusion techniques being investigated in this application were developed for other purposes. When comparing the ...

  9. Ag Education Student 1234 Education Drive

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    Ag Education Student 1234 Education Drive Fort Collins, CO 80523 educationstudent@gmail.com~970-222-1234 Education Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Education (Teacher Licensure requirements met) Anticipated May

  10. January Blood Drive Announcement | Jefferson Lab

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    Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, January 27th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center, Room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. To schedule an...

  11. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    S. Kurani, Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? Energy Policy,Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMa car, do they think about fuel costs over time, are they

  12. Newtonian limits of warp drive spacetimes

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    Jose Natario

    2009-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We find a class of warp drive spacetimes possessing Newtonian limits, which we then determine. The same method is used to compute Newtonian limits of the Schwarzschild solution and spatially flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models.

  13. Safe Tractor Operation: Driving on Highways

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    Smith, David

    2004-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    About 50 tractor drivers are killed each year in collisions with other vehicles on public roads. Many of these accidents could be prevented. This publication describes the legal requirements for operating a tractor on public roads, safe driving...

  14. Consider Steam Turbine Drives for Rotating Equipment

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    Not Available

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This revised ITP tip sheet on steam turbine drives for rotating equipment provides how-to advice for improving the system using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

  15. Applications of adjustable speed drives. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning types and applications of adjustable speed drives (ASD). Uses in heat pumps, fans, compressors, electric motors, boiler feed systems, and power transmission are described. Coverage includes AC-DC motors, induction motors, and brushless electric motors. Energy cost savings are also examined. (Contains a minimum of 102 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  16. Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive

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    Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements.

  17. Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive

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    Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements.

  18. Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive

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    Konrad, C.E.; Boothe, R.W.

    1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements. 6 figs.

  19. Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Konrad, C.E.; Boothe, R.W.

    1994-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements. 6 figures.

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

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    Friedman, Eby G.

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

  1. A Five-Phase Brushless DC-Machine Direct Drive System EPE Journal Vol. 14 no

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    Simões, Marcelo Godoy

    inverter control scheme and higher cost. Control complexity is easily managed with the new generation-leg inverter has been shown to be able to supply two three-phase induction motors; such power structure allows, their inverters, modeling and control. However, polyphase schemes have been used in the past in drive systems

  2. Fundamental limitations on "warp drive" spacetimes

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    Francisco S. N. Lobo; Matt Visser

    2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    "Warp drive" spacetimes are useful as "gedanken-experiments" that force us to confront the foundations of general relativity, and among other things, to precisely formulate the notion of "superluminal" communication. We verify the non-perturbative violation of the classical energy conditions of the Alcubierre and Natario warp drive spacetimes and apply linearized gravity to the weak-field warp drive, testing the energy conditions to first and second order of the non-relativistic warp-bubble velocity. We are primarily interested in a secondary feature of the warp drive that has not previously been remarked upon, if it could be built, the warp drive would be an example of a "reaction-less drive". For both the Alcubierre and Natario warp drives we find that the occurrence of significant energy condition violations is not just a high-speed effect, but that the violations persist even at arbitrarily low speeds. An interesting feature of this construction is that it is now meaningful to place a finite mass spaceship at the center of the warp bubble, and compare the warp field energy with the mass-energy of the spaceship. There is no hope of doing this in Alcubierre's original version of the warp-field, since by definition the point in the center of the warp bubble moves on a geodesic and is "massless". That is, in Alcubierre's original formalism and in the Natario formalism the spaceship is always treated as a test particle, while in the linearized theory we can treat the spaceship as a finite mass object. For both the Alcubierre and Natario warp drives we find that even at low speeds the net (negative) energy stored in the warp fields must be a significant fraction of the mass of the spaceship.

  3. Semiclassical instability of dynamical warp drives

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    Stefano Finazzi; Stefano Liberati; Carlos Barcel

    2009-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Warp drives are very interesting configurations in General Relativity: At least theoretically, they provide a way to travel at superluminal speeds, albeit at the cost of requiring exotic matter to exist as solutions of Einstein's equations. However, even if one succeeded in providing the necessary exotic matter to build them, it would still be necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum effects. Semiclassical corrections to warp-drive geometries have been analyzed only for eternal warp-drive bubbles traveling at fixed superluminal speeds. Here, we investigate the more realistic case in which a superluminal warp drive is created out of an initially flat spacetime. First of all we analyze the causal structure of eternal and dynamical warp-drive spacetimes. Then we pass to the analysis of the renormalized stress-energy tensor (RSET) of a quantum field in these geometries. While the behavior of the RSET in these geometries has close similarities to that in the geometries associated with gravitational collapse, it shows dramatic differences too. On one side, an observer located at the center of a superluminal warp-drive bubble would generically experience a thermal flux of Hawking particles. On the other side, such Hawking flux will be generically extremely high if the exotic matter supporting the warp drive has its origin in a quantum field satisfying some form of Quantum Inequalities. Most of all, we find that the RSET will exponentially grow in time close to, and on, the front wall of the superluminal bubble. Consequently, one is led to conclude that the warp-drive geometries are unstable against semiclassical back-reaction.

  4. Direct-drive field actuator motors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Grahn, A.R.

    1995-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-torque, low speed, positive-drive field actuator motor is disclosed including a stator carrying at least one field actuator which changes in dimension responsive to application of an energy field, and at least one drive shoe movable by the dimensional changes of the field actuator to contact and move a rotor element with respect to the stator. Various embodiments of the motor are disclosed, and the rotor element may be moved linearly or arcuately. 37 figs.

  5. Power Plant Power Plant

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    Tingley, Joseph V.

    Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) 2 Nevada Geodetic LaboratoryStillwater Power Plant Wabuska Power Plant Casa Diablo Power Plant Glass Mountain Geothermal Area Lassen Geothermal Area Coso Hot Springs Power Plants Lake City Geothermal Area Thermo Geothermal Area

  6. Study of the Reliability Enhancement of Wind Turbines Employing Direct-drive Technology.

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    Sara George, Reeba

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??In traditional wind turbines employing gearboxes, the blades spin a shaft that is connected through a gearbox to the generator. The multiple wheels and bearings (more)

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

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    Kashyap, Amshumaan Raghunatha

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Well-to-wheels energy use and greenhouse gas emissions analysis of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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    Elgowainy, A.; Burnham, A.; Wang, M.; Molburg, J.; Rousseau, A.; Energy Systems

    2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory expanded the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model and incorporated the fuel economy and electricity use of alternative fuel/vehicle systems simulated by the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) to conduct a well-to-wheels (WTW) analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The WTW results were separately calculated for the blended charge-depleting (CD) and charge-sustaining (CS) modes of PHEV operation and then combined by using a weighting factor that represented the CD vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) share. As indicated by PSAT simulations of the CD operation, grid electricity accounted for a share of the vehicle's total energy use, ranging from 6% for a PHEV 10 to 24% for a PHEV 40, based on CD VMT shares of 23% and 63%, respectively. In addition to the PHEV's fuel economy and type of on-board fuel, the marginal electricity generation mix used to charge the vehicle impacted the WTW results, especially GHG emissions. Three North American Electric Reliability Corporation regions (4, 6, and 13) were selected for this analysis, because they encompassed large metropolitan areas (Illinois, New York, and California, respectively) and provided a significant variation of marginal generation mixes. The WTW results were also reported for the U.S. generation mix and renewable electricity to examine cases of average and clean mixes, respectively. For an all-electric range (AER) between 10 mi and 40 mi, PHEVs that employed petroleum fuels (gasoline and diesel), a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline (E85), and hydrogen were shown to offer a 40-60%, 70-90%, and more than 90% reduction in petroleum energy use and a 30-60%, 40-80%, and 10-100% reduction in GHG emissions, respectively, relative to an internal combustion engine vehicle that used gasoline. The spread of WTW GHG emissions among the different fuel production technologies and grid generation mixes was wider than the spread of petroleum energy use, mainly due to the diverse fuel production technologies and feedstock sources for the fuels considered in this analysis. The PHEVs offered reductions in petroleum energy use as compared with regular hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). More petroleum energy savings were realized as the AER increased, except when the marginal grid mix was dominated by oil-fired power generation. Similarly, more GHG emissions reductions were realized at higher AERs, except when the marginal grid generation mix was dominated by oil or coal. Electricity from renewable sources realized the largest reductions in petroleum energy use and GHG emissions for all PHEVs as the AER increased. The PHEVs that employ biomass-based fuels (e.g., biomass-E85 and -hydrogen) may not realize GHG emissions benefits over regular HEVs if the marginal generation mix is dominated by fossil sources. Uncertainties are associated with the adopted PHEV fuel consumption and marginal generation mix simulation results, which impact the WTW results and require further research. More disaggregate marginal generation data within control areas (where the actual dispatching occurs) and an improved dispatch modeling are needed to accurately assess the impact of PHEV electrification. The market penetration of the PHEVs, their total electric load, and their role as complements rather than replacements of regular HEVs are also uncertain. The effects of the number of daily charges, the time of charging, and the charging capacity have not been evaluated in this study. A more robust analysis of the VMT share of the CD operation is also needed.

  9. Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions...

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

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

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

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

  12. EV Everywhere Electric Drive Workshop: Preliminary Target-Setting...

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    Electric Drive Workshop: Preliminary Target-Setting Framework EV Everywhere Electric Drive Workshop: Preliminary Target-Setting Framework Presentation given at the EV Everywhere...

  13. Electric Drive Component Manufacturing: Magna E-Car Systems of...

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    and Peer Evaluation arravt027apethomas2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Electric Drive Component Manufacturing: Magna E-Car Systems of America, Inc. Electric Drive...

  14. Center for Electric Drive Transportation at the University of...

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    Electric Drive Transportation at the University of Michigan - Dearborn Center for Electric Drive Transportation at the University of Michigan - Dearborn 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

  15. Electric Drive and Advanced Battery and Components Testbed (EDAB...

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    Review and Peer Evaluation vss033carlson2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Electric Drive and Advanced Battery and Components Testbed (EDAB) Electric Drive and Advanced...

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

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

  17. Improving Motor and Drive System Performance - A Sourcebook for...

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    motors and drives, as well as resources for additional information, tools, software, videos, and training opportunities. Improving Motor and Drive System Performance - A...

  18. Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries...

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    Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT) Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT) 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

  19. Power Factor Reactive Power

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    power: 130 watts Induction motor PSERC Incandescent lights 0 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.008 0.01 0.012 0.014 0 power: 150 watts #12;Page 4 PSERC Incandescent Lights PSERC Induction motor with no load #12;Page 5 Incandescent Lights #12;Page 7 PSERC Incandescent lights power: Power = 118 V x 1.3 A = 153 W = 0.15 kW = power

  20. Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System

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    Staunton, Robert H [ORNL; Ayers, Curtis William [ORNL; Chiasson, J. N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Burress, Timothy A [ORNL; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 2004 Toyota Prius is a hybrid automobile equipped with a gasoline engine and a battery- and generator-powered electric motor. Both of these motive-power sources are capable of providing mechanical-drive power for the vehicle. The engine can deliver a peak-power output of 57 kilowatts (kW) at 5000 revolutions per minute (rpm) while the motor can deliver a peak-power output of 50 kW over the speed range of 1200-1540 rpm. Together, this engine-motor combination has a specified peak-power output of 82 kW at a vehicle speed of 85 kilometers per hour (km/h). In operation, the 2004 Prius exhibits superior fuel economy compared to conventionally powered automobiles. To acquire knowledge and thereby improve understanding of the propulsion technology used in the 2004 Prius, a full range of design characterization studies were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the 2004 Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. These characterization studies included (1) a design review, (2) a packaging and fabrication assessment, (3) bench-top electrical tests, (4) back-electromotive force (emf) and locked rotor tests, (5) loss tests, (6) thermal tests at elevated temperatures, and most recently (7) full-design-range performance testing in a controlled laboratory environment. This final test effectively mapped the electrical and thermal results for motor/inverter operation over the full range of speeds and shaft loads that these assemblies are designed for in the Prius vehicle operations. This testing was undertaken by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program through its vehicle systems technologies subprogram. The thermal tests at elevated temperatures were conducted late in 2004, and this report does not discuss this testing in detail. The thermal tests explored the derating of the Prius motor design if operated at temperatures as high as is normally encountered in a vehicle engine. The continuous ratings at base speed (1200 rpm) with different coolant temperatures are projected from test data at 900 rpm. A separate, comprehensive report on this thermal control study is available [1].

  1. Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Staunton, R.H.; Ayers, C.W.; Chiasson, J.N. (U Tennessee-Knoxville); Burress, B.A. (ORISE); Marlino, L.D.

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 2004 Toyota Prius is a hybrid automobile equipped with a gasoline engine and a battery- and generator-powered electric motor. Both of these motive-power sources are capable of providing mechanical-drive power for the vehicle. The engine can deliver a peak-power output of 57 kilowatts (kW) at 5000 revolutions per minute (rpm) while the motor can deliver a peak-power output of 50 kW over the speed range of 1200-1540 rpm. Together, this engine-motor combination has a specified peak-power output of 82 kW at a vehicle speed of 85 kilometers per hour (km/h). In operation, the 2004 Prius exhibits superior fuel economy compared to conventionally powered automobiles. To acquire knowledge and thereby improve understanding of the propulsion technology used in the 2004 Prius, a full range of design characterization studies were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the 2004 Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. These characterization studies included (1) a design review, (2) a packaging and fabrication assessment, (3) bench-top electrical tests, (4) back-electromotive force (emf) and locked rotor tests, (5) loss tests, (6) thermal tests at elevated temperatures, and most recently (7) full-design-range performance testing in a controlled laboratory environment. This final test effectively mapped the electrical and thermal results for motor/inverter operation over the full range of speeds and shaft loads that these assemblies are designed for in the Prius vehicle operations. This testing was undertaken by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program through its vehicle systems technologies subprogram. The thermal tests at elevated temperatures were conducted late in 2004, and this report does not discuss this testing in detail. The thermal tests explored the derating of the Prius motor design if operated at temperatures as high as is normally encountered in a vehicle engine. The continuous ratings at base speed (1200 rpm) with different coolant temperatures are projected from test data at 900 rpm. A separate, comprehensive report on this thermal control study is available [1].

  2. / www.sciencexpress.org / 28 January 2010 / Page 1 / 10.1126/science.1185634 Indirect-drive hohlraum experiments at the National

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    the laser power distribution in the hohlraum producing symmetric x-ray drive as inferred from the shape as radiation enclosures that convert the optical laser light into soft x-rays that are characterized at unprecedented laser drive energies of 0.7 MJ. 192 simultaneously fired laser beams heat ignition emulate

  3. ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER FOR TRANSPORTATION

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    Cairns, Elton J.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Battery Type Overall Electric Drive System Demonstration ofof batteries and electric drive components and to obtain ain Section 5. Overall Electric Drive System The electric

  4. "It's Like Giving Us a Car, Only Without the Wheels": Performance of Latina Students at an Early College High School

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    Locke, Leslie Ann

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    School. (December 2011) Leslie Ann Locke, B.S.; M.L.S, University of Minnesota?Twin Cities Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Kathryn McKenzie This dissertation presents the results from an empirical study of the perspectives of Latina students who... ?IT?S LIKE GIVING US A CAR, ONLY WITHOUT THE WHEELS?: PERFORMANCE OF LATINA STUDENTS AT AN EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL A Dissertation by LESLIE ANN LOCKE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...

  5. Self-Powered Nanodevice DOI: 10.1002/anie.201104197

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    , such as a glucose sensor used to monitoring diabetes, it is rather challenging to power them since the solar energy, and low power consuming. The search for sustainable power sources for driving such nanosystems- pendently harvesting mechanical and biochemical energy. In addition, the hybrid NG can also serve as a self-powered

  6. Center for Power Electronics Systems CENTER PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    Research OVERVIEW: Engineered Systems Integrated Motor Drive Systems Power Distribution Systems Sustainable for Power Electron- ics Systems (CPES) are working to make electric power processing more efficient and more electricity to the next step and develop power processing systems of the highest value to society. A SYSTEMS

  7. Semiclassical instability of dynamical warp drives

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    Finazzi, Stefano; Barcel, Carlos

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Warp drives are very interesting configurations in General Relativity: At least theoretically, they provide a way to travel at superluminal speeds, albeit at the cost of requiring exotic matter to exist as solutions of Einstein's equations. However, even if one succeeded in providing the necessary exotic matter to build them, it would still be necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum effects. Semiclassical corrections to warp-drive geometries have been analyzed only for eternal warp-drive bubbles traveling at fixed superluminal speeds. Here, we investigate the more realistic case in which a superluminal warp drive is created out of an initially flat spacetime. First of all we analyze the causal structure of eternal and dynamical warp-drive spacetimes. Then we pass to the analysis of the renormalized stress-energy tensor (RSET) of a quantum field in these geometries. While the behavior of the RSET in these geometries has close similarities to that in the geometries associate...

  8. THE WARP DRIVE AND ANTIGRAVITY Homer G. Ellis

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    Ellis, Homer

    THE WARP DRIVE AND ANTIGRAVITY Homer G. Ellis Abstract. The warp drive envisioned by Alcubierre that dis- tortion, however it might be designed, would #12;t well the picturesque name `warp drive' familiar from science #12;ction. In this paper I shall show that such a warp drive can be made to serve

  9. Power Electronics Thermal Control (Presentation)

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    Narumanchi, S.

    2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal management plays an important part in the cost of electric drives in terms of power electronics packaging. Very promising results have been obtained by using microporous coatings and skived surfaces in conjunction with single-phase and two-phase flows. Sintered materials and thermoplastics with embedded fibers show significant promise as thermal interface materials, or TIMs. Appropriate cooling technologies depend on the power electronics package application and reliability.

  10. 66 Int. J. Power Electronics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014 Copyright 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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    Mi, Chunting "Chris"

    Engineering. During 2011­2012, he was a joint PhD student with the DOE GATE Center for Electric Drive, and Director of the newly established DOE funded GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation interests include electric drives, power electronics, electric machines; renewable energy systems

  11. Linearized warp drive and the energy conditions

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    Francisco S. N. Lobo; Matt Visser

    2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ''Warp drive'' spacetimes are useful as ''gedanken-experiments'' and as a theoretician's probe of the foundations of general relativity. Applying linearized gravity to the weak-field warp drive, i.e., for non-relativistic warp-bubble velocities, we find that the occurrence of energy condition violations in this class of spacetimes is generic to the form of the geometry under consideration and is not simply a side-effect of the ''superluminal'' properties. Using the linearized construction it is now possible to compare the warp field energy with the mass-energy of the spaceship, and applying the ''volume integral quantifier'', extremely stringent conditions on the warp drive spacetime are found.

  12. The unphysical nature of "Warp Drive"

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    Michael J. Pfenning; L. H. Ford

    2001-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We will apply the quantum inequality type restrictions to Alcubierre's warp drive metric on a scale in which a local region of spacetime can be considered ``flat''. These are inequalities that restrict the magnitude and extent of the negative energy which is needed to form the warp drive metric. From this we are able to place limits on the parameters of the ``Warp Bubble''. It will be shown that the bubble wall thickness is on the order of only a few hundred Planck lengths. Then we will show that the total integrated energy density needed to maintain the warp metric with such thin walls is physically unattainable.

  13. The unphysical nature of "Warp Drive"

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    Pfenning, M J; Pfenning, Michael J.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We will apply the quantum inequality type restrictions to Alcubierre's warp drive metric on a scale in which a local region of spacetime can be considered ``flat''. These are inequalities that restrict the magnitude and extent of the negative energy which is needed to form the warp drive metric. From this we are able to place limits on the parameters of the ``Warp Bubble''. It will be shown that the bubble wall thickness is on the order of only a few hundred Planck lengths. Then we will show that the total integrated energy density needed to maintain the warp metric with such thin walls is physically unattainable.

  14. "You Can Do It" Basic Home Repair Using Hand and Power Tools

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    1 "You Can Do It" Basic Home Repair Using Hand and Power Tools by Janie L. Harris Extension Housing guard housing. Place the tool rest 1/8 inch from the wheel on bench-mounted units. Before starting://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/ University of Denver, Risk Management http://www.du.edu/risk/Tool_Safety.html #12;2 "You Can Do It" Basic

  15. Solar receiver heliostat reflector having a linear drive and position information system

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    Horton, Richard H. (Schenectady, NY)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A heliostat for a solar receiver system comprises an improved drive and control system for the heliostat reflector assembly. The heliostat reflector assembly is controllably driven in a predetermined way by a light-weight drive system so as to be angularly adjustable in both elevation and azimuth to track the sun and efficiently continuously reflect the sun's rays to a focal zone, i.e., heat receiver, which forms part of a solar energy utilization system, such as a solar energy fueled electrical power generation system. The improved drive system includes linear stepping motors which comprise low weight, low cost, electronic pulse driven components. One embodiment comprises linear stepping motors controlled by a programmed, electronic microprocessor. Another embodiment comprises a tape driven system controlled by a position control magnetic tape.

  16. Technology and physics implications of oscillating-field current drive in reversed-field pinches

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    Bathke, C.G.; Krakowski, R.A.; Schoenberg, K.F.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The property of reversed-field pinches (RFPs) to relax to a near- minimum-energy state is the basis of oscillating-field current drive (OFCD), wherein plasma current is driven by modulating in quadrature the external toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields. Coupled plasma/circuit OFCD simulations of RFPs ranging from present experiments (ZT-P and ZT-40M) to the reactor (TITAN) indicate that the drive frequency and the amplitude of the plasma-current oscillations decrease with decreased plasma resistance so that minimum frequencies (/approximately/25 Hz) and plasma-current amplitudes (/approximately/1.6%) and maximum efficiencies (/approximately/0.3 A/W) are attained in the reactor regime. Methods for minimizing the reactive powers and for optimizing the current-drive efficiency for OFCD in RFPs have been identified. 15 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Risk Management 1851 N. Research Drive

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    Moore, Paul A.

    -372-3135 Bowling Green State University Motor Vehicle Record Statement University policy requires that all driversRisk Management 1851 N. Research Drive Bowling Green, OH 43403 419-372-2127 Fax 419 acknowledge that the university endorses all applicable state motor vehicle regulations relating to driver

  18. Operating Instructions CASSEHE PUMP DRIVE UNIT

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    Kleinfeld, David

    4 · Operating Instructions CASSEHE® PUMP DRIVE UNIT Catalog No. 72-510-000 72-510-220 PUMPING The squeezing action of rollers on tubing causes the peristaltic pumping action. The flow is proportionate to the speied of the rollers and the inside diameter of the tubing, both of which can be varied. Pumping

  19. Driving EHOs in NSTX Rob Goldston

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Driving EHOs in NSTX Rob Goldston September 8, 2010 #12;Houston, We have a Problem Lithium rises. This is not good, but it is not because the lithium is not pumping deuterium. In the absence in most respects to RWM interactions - but in rotating frame. Being examined by J-K Park and A. Boozer

  20. Safety Considerations When Driving on Rural Roads

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    Vivoni, Enrique R.

    procedures to follow. Characteristics of rural or forest roads Extra caution is required when driving-moving vehicles, animals, debris) · Unusually steep hills or sharp curves Since help may often be difficult.Agricultural or prescribed forest burning may produce smoke on roads. Hazard: Approaching vehicles, livestock or wild animals

  1. Recent Transitions in Ethiopian Homegarden Agroforestry: Driving

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    of the system dynamics shows that all underlying driving forces interact with each other and cause change, shrinking farm size, poverty and a new market situation and has gradually been changing towards monoculture production of khat (Catha edulis) and eucalyptus species. The consequence of the transitions on ecology

  2. QER- Comment of Electric Drive Transportation Association

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    Please find attached the comments of the Electric Drive Transportation Association regarding the first volume of the Department of Energys QER. If you have questions about our submittal or require further information, please contact me using the information provided below. Thank you for the opportunity to comment. Genevieve Cullen

  3. SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS, INC 1411 Callaghan Drive

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    1 SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS, INC 1411 Callaghan Drive Greenville, MI 48838 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET irritating and potentially toxic fumes containing oxides of nitrogen if exposed to extreme heat in air: (Conditions to Avoid) Stable under normal use conditions and in final use concentration. Incompatibility

  4. SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS, INC 1411 Callaghan Drive

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    1 SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS, INC 1411 Callaghan Drive Greenville, MI 48838 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET. It will produce irritating and potentially toxic fumes containing oxides of nitrogen if exposed to extreme heat: (Conditions to Avoid) Stable under normal use conditions and in final use concentration. Incompatibility

  5. The making of driving cultures Jane Moeckli

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    Lee, John D.

    and traffic safety as effects of culture. In order to understand culture's role in shaping driving behavior of culture. We argue that how the traffic safety community defines culture dictates courses of action taken traffic safety. It is our hope that these suggestions will expand the definition of culture to better

  6. Oscillation control system for electric motor drive

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Slicker, James M. (Union Lake, MI); Sereshteh, Ahmad (Union Lake, MI)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A feedback system for controlling mechanical oscillations in the torsionally complaint drive train of an electric or other vehicle. Motor speed is converted in a processor to estimate state signals in which a plant model which are used to electronically modify thetorque commands applied to the motor.

  7. Oscillation control system for electric motor drive

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Slicker, J.M.; Sereshteh, A.

    1988-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A feedback system for controlling mechanical oscillations in the torsionally complaint drive train of an electric or other vehicle. Motor speed is converted in a processor to estimate state signals in which a plant model which are used to electronically modify the torque commands applied to the motor. 5 figs.

  8. Payback enormous for variable-frequency motor drives

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Collins, S.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The City Utilities of Springfield's (Mo) 200-MW Southwest power station is a 200-MW plant anchored around a single coal-fired steam generator and its major support systems, including an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and two wet limestone scrubbers. In the late 1980s, engineers at Southwest began evaluating the feasibility of installing variable-frequency drives (VFD) to reduce the plant's parasitic load and boost overall performance. This article reports on VFDs installed to control the induced draft (i-d) and forced-draft (f-d) fan motors at the plant. The devices have surpassed the utility's expectations by reducing parasitic load, improving combustion control, and increasing overall plant reliability. Virtually every major plant component--including the ESPs and scrubbers--performs better as a result of the retrofit.

  9. Drive reinforcement neural networks for reactor control. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Williams, J.G.; Jouse, W.C.

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of the loss of the third year funding, the scope of the project goals has been revised. The revision in project scope no longer allows for the detailed modeling of the EBR-11 start-up task that was originally envisaged. The authors are continuing, however, to model the control of the rapid power ascent of the University of Arizona TRIGA reactor using a model-based controller and using a drive reinforcement neural network. These will be combined during the concluding period of the project into a hierarchical control architecture. In addition, the modeling of a PWR feedwater heater has continued, and an autonomous fault-tolerant software architecture for its control has been proposed.

  10. High-speed gears for gas turbine drive

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    Kane, J.

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, Lufkin Industries, Power Transmission Div., full-load tested a high-speed gear designed to couple a 50 Hz electric power generator to a GE LM6000 gas turbine for a power generation project in Australia. The gear is rated 52.2 MW to match the output of the LM6000 gas turbine believed to be one of the largest gear testing operations for this type and size of gear. Each gear drive manufactured by Lufkin is full-speed tested to verify its performance. Tests performed on high-speed units duplicate field conditions, as closely as possible, in order to verify critical speed analysis results and new bearing designs, if used. Lufkin also tests design techniques used in the development of new products. The finite element analysis performed to predict housing deflection in the thrust bearing area of a new extruder driveline was verified by testing of a prototype unit housing. Recently, housing structure stiffness and natural frequencies were predicted and verified on the test stand for some 50 MW vertically offset gear units. A complete data acquisition system is used to gather data from bearing, inlet and drain temperature monitoring points. The temperature monitoring system will accommodate type T,K,J, and E thermocouples and platinum and nickel RTDs.

  11. PO. 254 Control of Power Train Loads

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Andrew Kusiak

    Abstract summary Variable loads along the power train are the primary cause attributed to the failure of gears, bearings, and other mechanical components. The concept of anticipatory control applied to a wind power train is presented. This new approach to power train load management is based on the data reflecting the current status of the power train. The model driving the optimization of the power train loads considers four different objectives, including minimization of the torque variability and power maximization. A software tool for power train load management is presented. This new approach to power train load control is based on the data reflecting the current status of the power train. Such data is collected by a typical SCADA system. The model driving the optimization of the power train loads considers four different objectives, including minimization of the torque variability and power maximization. Details of the model that is applicable to different turbines are presented Objectives Goal: Transform a wind a farm into a wind power plant Example objectives: ? Minimization of the torque ramp rate ? Maximization of the power produced ? Maximization of the power quality Modify the shape of the power curve Methods Data mining/Knowledge discovery

  12. Well-to-wheels analysis of fast pyrolysis pathways with the GREET model.

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    Han, J.; Elgowainy, A.; Palou-Rivera, I.; Dunn, J.B.; Wang, M.Q. (Energy Systems)

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The pyrolysis of biomass can help produce liquid transportation fuels with properties similar to those of petroleum gasoline and diesel fuel. Argonne National Laboratory conducted a life-cycle (i.e., well-to-wheels [WTW]) analysis of various pyrolysis pathways by expanding and employing the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model. The WTW energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the pyrolysis pathways were compared with those from the baseline petroleum gasoline and diesel pathways. Various pyrolysis pathway scenarios with a wide variety of possible hydrogen sources, liquid fuel yields, and co-product application and treatment methods were considered. At one extreme, when hydrogen is produced from natural gas and when bio-char is used for process energy needs, the pyrolysis-based liquid fuel yield is high (32% of the dry mass of biomass input). The reductions in WTW fossil energy use and GHG emissions relative to those that occur when baseline petroleum fuels are used, however, is modest, at 50% and 51%, respectively, on a per unit of fuel energy basis. At the other extreme, when hydrogen is produced internally via reforming of pyrolysis oil and when bio-char is sequestered in soil applications, the pyrolysis-based liquid fuel yield is low (15% of the dry mass of biomass input), but the reductions in WTW fossil energy use and GHG emissions are large, at 79% and 96%, respectively, relative to those that occur when baseline petroleum fuels are used. The petroleum energy use in all scenarios was restricted to biomass collection and transportation activities, which resulted in a reduction in WTW petroleum energy use of 92-95% relative to that found when baseline petroleum fuels are used. Internal hydrogen production (i.e., via reforming of pyrolysis oil) significantly reduces fossil fuel use and GHG emissions because the hydrogen from fuel gas or pyrolysis oil (renewable sources) displaces that from fossil fuel natural gas and the amount of fossil natural gas used for hydrogen production is reduced; however, internal hydrogen production also reduces the potential petroleum energy savings (per unit of biomass input basis) because the fuel yield declines dramatically. Typically, a process that has a greater liquid fuel yield results in larger petroleum savings per unit of biomass input but a smaller reduction in life-cycle GHG emissions. Sequestration of the large amount of bio-char co-product (e.g., in soil applications) provides a significant carbon dioxide credit, while electricity generation from bio-char combustion provides a large energy credit. The WTW energy and GHG emissions benefits observed when a pyrolysis oil refinery was integrated with a pyrolysis reactor were small when compared with those that occur when pyrolysis oil is distributed to a distant refinery, since the activities associated with transporting the oil between the pyrolysis reactors and refineries have a smaller energy and emissions footprint than do other activities in the pyrolysis pathway.

  13. Drive piston assembly for a valve actuator assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sun, Zongxuan (Troy, MI)

    2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A drive piston assembly is provided that is operable to selectively open a poppet valve. The drive piston assembly includes a cartridge defining a generally stepped bore. A drive piston is movable within the generally stepped bore and a boost sleeve is coaxially disposed with respect to the drive piston. A main fluid chamber is at least partially defined by the generally stepped bore, drive piston, and boost sleeve. First and second feedback chambers are at least partially defined by the drive piston and each are disposed at opposite ends of the drive piston. At least one of the drive piston and the boost sleeve is sufficiently configured to move within the generally stepped bore in response to fluid pressure within the main fluid chamber to selectively open the poppet valve. A valve actuator assembly and engine are also provided incorporating the disclosed drive piston assembly.

  14. U.S. Solar Power Market

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    NONE

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The report provides an overview of the domestic market for solar, including a concise look at the steps being taken to grow solar power in the U.S. Topics covered include: an overview of solar power including its history, the current market environment, and its future prospects; an analysis of the key business factors that are driving interest in solar power; a description of solar power technologies; a review of the economics of solar power; a discussion of the key markets for solar power; and, profiles of domestic solar cell/module manufacturers.

  15. Energy management of power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on simulated annealing and Pontryagin's minimum principle

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mi, Chunting "Chris"

    Energy management of power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on simulated annealing management method is proposed for a power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Through analyzing and hybrid driving mode. During the pure electric driving mode, the vehicle is only powered by the battery

  16. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 5 (2011) 554-561 Load Torque Compensator for Model Predictive Direct

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Schaltz, Erik

    Predictive Direct Current Control in High Power PMSM Drive Systems M. Preindl1, 2 and E. Schaltz2 1. Power Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM), it contains an inner current i.e. torque control loop and an outer for Model Predictive Direct Current Control in High Power PMSM Drive Systems 555 Fig. 1 Block diagram

  17. Well-to-Wheel Energy, Emissions, and Cost Analysis of Electricity and Fuel Used in Conventional and Electrified Vehicles, and Their Connection to a Sustainable Energy Infrastructure

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Strecker, Bryan Anthony

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    produced in creating the electricity through a full Life Cycle Analysis. As a result, proper comparison of electrified and conventional vehicles must include a complete Well-to-Wheel (WtW) study including the emissions generated through production and use...

  18. How to Properly Secure Your Bicycle Make sure the U-lock passes through the center of the frame as well as both wheels!

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Blanchette, Robert A.

    How to Properly Secure Your Bicycle Make sure the U-lock passes through the center of the frame as well as both wheels! Improperly Securing & Locking Your Bicycle Makes It an Easy Target for Thieves and seats Most thefts of bicycles occur because the lock being used is either a cable lock

  19. Low-Cost U.S. Manufacturing of Power Electronics for Electric...

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

    More Documents & Publications Low-Cost U.S. Manufacturing of Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles Low-Cost U.S. Manufacturing of Power Electronics for Electric...

  20. Optimizing the Configuration and Control of a Novel Human-Powered Energy Harvesting System

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    human foot-strikes and power low-power wearable systems in a self-sustaining manner. Dielectric the energy produced by a user's foot strikes and drive a target wearable system in a self-sustaining manner

  1. Predictions of fast wave heating, current drive, and current drive antenna arrays for advanced tokamaks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Batchelor, D.B.; Baity, F.W.; Carter, M.D. [and others

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the advanced tokamak program is to optimize plasma performance leading to a compact tokamak reactor through active, steady state control of the current profile using non-inductive current drive and profile control. To achieve these objectives requires compatibility and flexibility in the use of available heating and current drive systems--ion cyclotron radio frequency (ICRF), neutral beams, and lower hybrid. For any advanced tokamak, the following are important challenges to effective use of fast waves in various roles of direct electron heating, minority ion heating, and current drive: (1) to employ the heating and current drive systems to give self-consistent pressure and current profiles leading to the desired advanced tokamak operating modes; (2) to minimize absorption of the fast waves by parasitic resonances, which limit current drive; (3) to optimize and control the spectrum of fast waves launched by the antenna array for the required mix of simultaneous heating and current drive. The authors have addressed these issues using theoretical and computational tools developed at a number of institutions by benchmarking the computations against available experimental data and applying them to the specific case of TPX.

  2. Increasing Student Interest and Comprehension in Power Engineering Education at the Graduate and Undergraduate Levels

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    contains elective courses such as power system analysis, power electronics and drives, advanced electric curriculum in electric power engineering. The main focus of the paper is the modernization of the way power and electric power quality are described. The implementation of changes as those reported here were made

  3. Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System Interim Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ayers, C.W.

    2004-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical performance of the 2004 Toyota Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. As a hybrid vehicle, the 2004 Prius uses both a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor as motive power sources. Innovative algorithms for combining these two power sources results in improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to traditional automobiles. Initial objectives of the laboratory tests were to measure motor and generator back-electromotive force (emf) voltages and determine gearbox-related power losses over a specified range of shaft speeds and lubricating oil temperatures. Follow-on work will involve additional performance testing of the motor, generator, and inverter. Information contained in this interim report summarizes the test results obtained to date, describes preliminary conclusions and findings, and identifies additional areas for further study.

  4. Integrated Inverter For Driving Multiple Electric Machines

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Low Power Filtering Techniques for Wideband and Wireless Applications

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gambhir, Manisha

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Fuel Cells Providing Power Despite Winters Chill

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Fuel cell technologies can help fight the cold and make sure you are toasty warm whether you are driving your fuel cell electric vehicle or using a fuel cell powered generator.

  7. Advances in electric power systems : robustness, adaptability, and fairness

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sun, Xu Andy

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electricity industry has been experiencing fundamental changes over the past decade. Two of the arguably most significant driving forces are the integration of renewable energy resources into the electric power system ...

  8. Optimum Heat Power Cycles for Process Industrial Plants

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Waterland, A. F.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric power cogeneration is compared with direct mechanical drives emphasizing the technical aspects having the greatest impact on energy economics. Both steam and gas turbine applications are discussed and practical methods of developing...

  9. Combustion Gas Turbine Power Enhancement by Refrigeration of Inlet Air

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Meher-Homji, C. B.; Mani, G.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Combustion gas turbines have gained widespread acceptance for mechanical drive and power generation applications. One key drawback of a combustion turbine is that its specific output and thermal efficiency vary quite significantly with variations...

  10. Electromagnetic Generators for Portable Power Applications Matthew Kurt Senesky

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sanders, Seth

    or turbines paired with electrical generators. Producing such a system to run efficiently on the milli to power tools to electric vehicle drives to wind power generation -- that would benefit from highElectromagnetic Generators for Portable Power Applications by Matthew Kurt Senesky B.A. (Dartmouth

  11. Jon C. Arnold Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    . Jon C. Arnold Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities Microsoft Corporation Jon Arnold is the Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities for Microsoft. As Microsoft's senior executive for Power and Utilities his primary responsibility is to establish and drive Microsoft's industry strategy, which extends

  12. prismprismNo 258/February 2011 Smarter Grid reSearch centre powerS up

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mottram, Nigel

    the integration of new renewable energy sources, electric vehicles and smart household appliances with the grid and industry leaders to drive forward innovation and efficiencies in energy and smart grid technologiesprismprismNo 258/February 2011 Smarter Grid reSearch centre powerS up The University has unveiled

  13. Driving Energy Performance with Energy Management Teams

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Younghein, M.; Tunnessen, W.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Driving Energy Performance with Energy Management Teams Meredith Younghein ENERGY STAR Industrial Communications Mgr. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC ABSTRACT Companies today face an uncertain energy future. Businesses... face escalating energy prices which can erode profits. Concerns over supply reliability, and possible regulation of carbon emissions create risk. For many industries in the U.S., energy costs are equal to the cost of raw materials or even employee...

  14. Cone Drive Operations Inc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentratingRenewable Solutions LLC Jump to: navigation,AreaHigh School Wind ProjectCone Drive

  15. Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down...

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

    Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs May 20, 2014 - 12:07pm Addthis...

  16. Economical Aspects of Adjustable Speed Drives in Pumping Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hovstadius, G.

    Speed variations of pumps have become increasingly popular as the technology to produce variable frequency drives has progressed. Variable speed drives have many advantages compared to throttle valves when it comes to regulation of flow. They offer...

  17. Workplace Plug-in Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Workplace plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) Ride and Drive events are one of the most effective ways to drive PEV adoption. By providing staff the opportunity to experience PEVs first hand, they can...

  18. Secrets of the Motor That Drives Archaea Revealed

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

    Secrets of the Motor That Drives Archaea Revealed Secrets of the Motor That Drives Archaea Revealed Print Thursday, 14 February 2013 00:00 An international team led by John Tainer...

  19. Indianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand | Department of...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Indianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand Indianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand The flier for EcoHouse, with the headline 'Save energy, save money, improve your home'...

  20. On the warp drive space-time

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pedro F. Gonzalez-Diaz

    2000-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper the problem of the quantum stability of the two-dimensional warp drive spacetime moving with an apparent faster than light velocity is considered. We regard as a maximum extension beyond the event horizon of that spacetime its embedding in a three-dimensional Minkowskian space with the topology of the corresponding Misner space. It is obtained that the interior of the spaceship bubble becomes then a multiply connected nonchronal region with closed timelike curves and that the most natural vacuum allows quantum fluctuations which do not induce any divergent behaviour of the re-normalized stress-energy tensor, even on the event (Cauchy) chronology horizon. In such a case, the horizon encloses closed timelike curves only at scales close to the Planck length, so that the warp drive satisfies the Ford's negative energy-time inequality. Also found is a connection between the superluminal two-dimensional warp drive space and two-dimensional gravitational kinks. This connection allows us to generalize the considered Alcubierre metric to a standard, nonstatic metric which is only describable on two different coordinate patches

  1. FABRICATE AND TEST AN ADVANCED NON-POLLUTING TURBINE DRIVE GAS GENERATOR

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Eugene Baxter; Roger E. Anderson; Stephen E. Doyle

    2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In September 2000 the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) contracted with Clean Energy Systems, Inc. (CES) of Sacramento, California to design, fabricate, and test a 20 MW{sub t} (10 MW{sub e}) gas generator. Program goals were to demonstrate a non-polluting gas generator at temperatures up to 3000 F at 1500 psi, and to demonstrate resulting drive gas composition, comprising steam and carbon dioxide substantially free of pollutants. Following hardware design and fabrication, testing, originally planned to begin in the summer of 2001, was delayed by unavailability of the contracted test facility. CES designed, fabricated, and tested the proposed gas generator as originally agreed. The CES process for producing near-zero-emissions power from fossil fuels is based on the near-stoichiometric combustion of a clean gaseous fuel with oxygen in the presence of recycled water, to produce a high-temperature, high-pressure turbine drive fluid comprising steam and carbon dioxide. Tests demonstrated igniter operation over the prescribed ranges of pressure and mixture ratios. Ignition was repeatable and reliable through more than 100 ignitions. Injector design ''A'' was operated successfully at both low power ({approx}20% of rated power) and at rated power ({approx}20 MW{sub t}) in more than 95 tests. The uncooled gas generator configuration (no diluent injectors or cooldown chambers installed) produced drive gases at temperatures approaching 3000 F and at pressures greater than 1550 psia. The fully cooled gas generator configuration, with cooldown chambers and injector ''A'', operated consistently at pressures from 1100 to 1540 psia and produced high pressure, steam-rich turbine drive gases at temperatures ranging from {approx}3000 to as low as 600 F. This report includes description of the intended next steps in the gas generator technology demonstration and traces the anticipated pathway to commercialization for the gas generator technology developed in this program.

  2. Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management - Combining Fluid Loops in Electric Drive Vehicles (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Rugh, J. P.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles have increased vehicle thermal management complexity, using separate coolant loop for advanced power electronics and electric motors. Additional thermal components result in higher costs. Multiple cooling loops lead to reduced range due to increased weight. Energy is required to meet thermal requirements. This presentation for the 2013 Annual Merit Review discusses integrated vehicle thermal management by combining fluid loops in electric drive vehicles.

  3. FY 2014 Annual Progress Report- Electric Drive Technologies Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    FY 2014 Annual Progress Report for the Electric Drive Technologies Program of the Vehicle Technologies Office, DOE/EE-1163

  4. The Centre for PTMC provides an industrial focus for training, consultancy and research in power transmission and motion

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    of Mechatronic & Electro-Hydraulic Systems Electrical Drives for Mechanical Engineers Piezoelectric Actuation courses in hydraulic systems and electrical drives have attracted 5000 delegates, and consultancy projects Control systems Electric drives Contamination control Fluid-borne noise Hydraulic and electric power

  5. Drive torque actuation in active surge control of centrifugal compressors

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    an approximation of a real compression system. 1 #12;CompressorShaft Electric drive Active surge control law Shaft (1999b) or Willems and de Jager (1999). In this study, which is on compressors with electrical drives, we propose to use the electrical drive as a means of active surge control, as depicted in Figure 1.

  6. A Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicles Driving on Automated Highways #

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Girault, Alain

    A Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicles Driving on Automated Highways # Alain Girault a a Inria the problem of the hybrid control of autonomous vehicles driving on automated highways. Vehicles to be dealt with: a vehicle driving in a single­lane highway must never collide with its leading vehicle

  7. LAPP-TECH-2013-01 DRIVE BEAM STRIPLINE BPM

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 LAPP-TECH-2013-01 DRIVE BEAM STRIPLINE BPM ELECTRONICS AND ACQUISITION. Jean-Marc Nappa, Jean- around acquisition and components tests for drive beam stripline BPM read-out. The choice of the presented stripline BPM as the drive beam position monitor is not definitive. The aim of this study

  8. Advanced Gate Drive for the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator

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

    2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Status and Trend of Automotive Power Packaging

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    Liang, Zhenxian [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Comprehensive requirements in aspects of cost, reliability, efficiency, form factor, weight, and volume for power electronics modules in modern electric drive vehicles have driven the development of automotive power packaging technology intensively. Innovation in materials, interconnections, and processing techniques is leading to enormous improvements in power modules. In this paper, the technical development of and trends in power module packaging are evaluated by examining technical details with examples of industrial products. The issues and development directions for future automotive power module packaging are also discussed.

  10. International Assessment of Electric-Drive Vehicles: Policies, Markets, and Technologies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sperling, Daniel; Lipman, Timothy

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Assessmentof Electric-Drive Vehicles: Policies, Markets, andInternational Assessment Electric-Drive Vehicles: Policies,International Assessment Electric-Drive Vehicles Policies,

  11. Economic Assessment of Electric-Drive Vehicle Operation in California and the United States

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lidicker, Jeffrey R.; Lipman, Timothy E.; Shaheen, Susan A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF ELECTRIC-DRIVE VEHICLE OPERATION INECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF ELECTRIC-DRIVE VEHICLE OPERATION INconsumers to switch to electric-drive vehicles, including a

  12. 220,000-r/min, 2-kW Permanent Magnet Motor Drive for Turbocharger Toshihiko Noguchi, Yosuke Takata *

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fujimoto, Hiroshi

    motor (PMSM) drive, into the turbochargers, and describes computer simulation and experimental results such as 220,000 r/min at over 2-kW inverter output with the PMSM and how to raise power density of the motor

  13. Comparing Two Types of Magnetically- Coupled Adjustable Speed Drives with Variable Frequency Drives in Pump and Fan Applications

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Anderson, K. J.; Chvala, W. D.

    This paper presents the results from laboratory tests on MagnaDrive Corporations fixed-magnet magnetically-coupled adjustable speed drive (MC-ASD) and Coyote Electronics electromagnetic MC-ASD as compared to a typical variable frequency drive (VFD...

  14. PWM drive filter inductor influence on transient immunity

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wagner, V.E. [Detroit Edison, MI (United States); Strangas, E. [Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Surges of less than 200% magnitude caused by utility capacitor switching can disrupt PWM drives. In this paper, the disruption mechanism is investigated by SPICE simulation of the drive and the results are compared to field tests. An over current surge in the rectifier/filter section and dc over voltage are the most common disruption mechanisms. The drive dc filter inductor is the most important factor in capacitor transient sensitivity of the drive. A drive without the inductor or one in which the inductor is saturated by the transient is vulnerable to disruption.

  15. Oscillatory nonohomic current drive for maintaining a plasma current

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisch, N.J.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus and methods are described for maintaining a plasma current with an oscillatory nonohmic current drive. Each cycle of operation has a generation period in which current driving energy is applied to the plasma, and a relaxation period in which current driving energy is removed. Plasma parameters, such as plasma temperature or plasma average ionic charge state, are modified during the generation period so as to oscillate plasma resistivity in synchronism with the application of current driving energy. The invention improves overall current drive efficiencies.

  16. Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...

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

    EVSE Designed And Manufactured To Allow Power And Energy Data Collection And Demand Response Control Residential EVSE Installed For All Vehicles 1,300...

  17. Pulsed Power Driven Fusion Energy

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    SLUTZ,STEPHEN A.

    1999-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulsed power is a robust and inexpensive technology for obtaining high powers. Considerable progress has been made on developing light ion beams as a means of transporting this power to inertial fusion capsules. However, further progress is hampered by the lack of an adequate ion source. Alternatively, z-pinches can efficiently convert pulsed power into thermal radiation, which can be used to drive an inertial fusion capsule. However, a z-pinch driven fusion explosion will destroy a portion of the transmission line that delivers the electrical power to the z-pinch. They investigate several options for providing standoff for z-pinch driven fusion. Recyclable Transmission Lines (RTLs) appear to be the most promising approach.

  18. Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research

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

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  19. Drive Less, Save More | Department of Energy

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  20. Electrifying Your Drive | Department of Energy

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  1. What Drives U.S. Gasoline Prices?

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

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  2. Driving Green com | Open Energy Information

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  3. Has Driving Come to a Halt?

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

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  4. Driving/Idling Resources | Department of Energy

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  5. GenDrive Limited | Open Energy Information

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  6. Solid state pulsed power generator

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

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Drive laser system for the DC-SRF photoinjector at Peking University

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    Wang, Zhiwen; Lin, Lin; Zhao, Gang; Quan, Shengwen; Liu, Kexin; Chen, Jiaer

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photoinjectors are widely used for linear accelerators as electron sources to generate high-brightness electron beam. Drive laser, which determines the timing structure and quality of the electron beam, is a crucial device of photoinjector. A new drive laser system has been designed and constructed for the upgraded 3.5-cell DC-SRF photoinjector at Peking University. The drive laser system consists of a 1064 nm laser oscillator, a four- stage amplifier, the second and fourth harmonic generators, the optical system to transfer the UV pulses to the photocathode, and the synchronization system. The drive laser system has been successfully applied in the stable operation of DC-SRF photoinjector and its performance meets the requirements. 266 nm laser with an average power close to 1W can be delivered to illuminate the Cs2Te photocathode and the instability is less than 5% for long time operation. The design consideration for improving the UV laser quality, a detailed description of laser system, and its performanc...

  8. Some evidence on determinants of fuel economy as a function of driving cycle and test type

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    Santini, D.J.; Anderson, J.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical methods are used with 107 vehicles whose fuel economy was presented and reported for five test types in a single publication by Consumers Union (CU) for 1986--1988 vehicles. Standard loglinear statistical formulations (i.e., multiplicative models of interactions) are used with data from this and supplementary sources to develop coefficients estimating the percent fuel economy gain per percent change in engine/vehicle design characteristic. The coefficients are developed for the five different test conditions evaluated by CU and are compared with each other on the basis of attributes of the tests. The insights of engineering models are used to develop expectations regarding the shift in size of coefficients as driving cycles change. In both the engineering models and the statistical model, the effect of weight is estimated to be higher in urban driving than in highway driving. For two test categories -- field tests and dynamometer tests -- the benefits of weight reduction are statistically estimated to be greatest in urban driving conditions. The effect on idle fuel flow rate of designing vehicles to hold performance roughly constant by maintaining power per kilogram and/or displacement per kilogram is examined, and its implication for the size of the weight effect is simply approximated from Sovran`s 1983 engineering model results. The fuel-economy-decreasing effect of the desire for performance is estimated to be somewhat larger in the statistical analysis than in the NAS study, when engine technology is held constant.

  9. Well-to-Wheels analysis of landfill gas-based pathways and their addition to the GREET model.

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    Mintz, M.; Han, J.; Wang, M.; Saricks, C.; Energy Systems

    2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, approximately 300 million standard cubic ft/day (mmscfd) of natural gas and 1600 MW of electricity are produced from the decomposition of organic waste at 519 U.S. landfills (EPA 2010a). Since landfill gas (LFG) is a renewable resource, this energy is considered renewable. When used as a vehicle fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) produced from LFG consumes up to 185,000 Btu of fossil fuel and generates from 1.5 to 18.4 kg of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO{sub 2}e) emissions per million Btu of fuel on a 'well-to-wheel' (WTW) basis. This compares with approximately 1.1 million Btu and 78.2 kg of CO{sub 2}e per million Btu for CNG from fossil natural gas and 1.2 million Btu and 97.5 kg of CO{sub 2}e per million Btu for petroleum gasoline. Because of the additional energy required for liquefaction, LFG-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) requires more fossil fuel (222,000-227,000 Btu/million Btu WTW) and generates more GHG emissions (approximately 22 kg CO{sub 2}e /MM Btu WTW) if grid electricity is used for the liquefaction process. However, if some of the LFG is used to generate electricity for gas cleanup and liquefaction (or compression, in the case of CNG), vehicle fuel produced from LFG can have no fossil fuel input and only minimal GHG emissions (1.5-7.7 kg CO{sub 2}e /MM Btu) on a WTW basis. Thus, LFG-based natural gas can be one of the lowest GHG-emitting fuels for light- or heavy-duty vehicles. This report discusses the size and scope of biomethane resources from landfills and the pathways by which those resources can be turned into and utilized as vehicle fuel. It includes characterizations of the LFG stream and the processes used to convert low-Btu LFG into high-Btu renewable natural gas (RNG); documents the conversion efficiencies and losses of those processes, the choice of processes modeled in GREET, and other assumptions used to construct GREET pathways; and presents GREET results by pathway stage. GREET estimates of well-to-pump (WTP), pump-to-wheel (PTW), and WTW energy, fossil fuel, and GHG emissions for each LFG-based pathway are then summarized and compared with similar estimates for fossil natural gas and petroleum pathways.

  10. Well performance under solutions gas drive

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    Camacho-Velazquez, R.G.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fully implicit black-oil simulator was written to predict the drawdown and buildup responses for a single well under Solution Gas Drive. The model is capable of handling the following reservoir behaviors: Unfractured reservoir, Double-Porosity system, and Double Permeability-Double Porosity model of Bourdet. The accuracy of the model results is tested for both single-phase liquid flow and two-phase flow. The results presented here provide a basis for the empirical equations presented in the literature. New definitions of pseudopressure and dimensionless time are presented. By using these two definitions, the multiphase flow solutions correlate with the constant rate liquid flow solution for both transient and boundary-dominated flow. For pressure buildup tests, an analogue for the liquid solution is constructed from the drawdown pseudopressure, similar to the reservoir integral of J. Jones. The utility of using the producing gas-oil ration at shut in to compute pseudopressures and pseudotimes is documented. The influence of pressure level and skin factor on the Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) of wells producing solution gas drive systems is examined. A new definition of flow efficiency that is based on the structure of the deliverability equations is proposed. This definition avoids problems that result when the presently available methods are applied to heavily stimulated wells. The need for using pseudopressures to analyze well test data for fractured reservoirs is shown. Expressions to compute sandface saturations for fractured systems are presented.

  11. Electric-drive tractability indicator integrated in hybrid electric vehicle tachometer

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    Tamai, Goro; Zhou, Jing; Weslati, Feisel

    2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    An indicator, system and method of indicating electric drive usability in a hybrid electric vehicle. A tachometer is used that includes a display having an all-electric drive portion and a hybrid drive portion. The all-electric drive portion and the hybrid drive portion share a first boundary which indicates a minimum electric drive usability and a beginning of hybrid drive operation of the vehicle. The indicated level of electric drive usability is derived from at least one of a percent battery discharge, a percent maximum torque provided by the electric drive, and a percent electric drive to hybrid drive operating cost for the hybrid electric vehicle.

  12. Miniature pipe crawler tractor

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    McKay, Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Anderson, Matthew O. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH); Willis, W. David (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A pipe crawler tractor may comprise a half tractor assembly having a first base drive wheel, a second base drive wheel, and a top drive wheel. The drive wheels are mounted in spaced-apart relation so that the top drive wheel is positioned between the first and second base drive wheels. The mounting arrangement is also such that the first and second base drive wheels contact the inside surface of the pipe at respective first and second positions and so that the top drive wheel contacts the inside surface of the pipe at a third position, the third position being substantially diametrically opposed to the first and second positions. A control system connected to the half tractor assembly controls the rotation of the first base wheel, the second base wheel, and the top drive wheel to move the half tractor assembly within the pipe.

  13. A new high performance AC to DC rectifier with input power factor correction and harmonic reduction capacity

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    Martinez, Roberto

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many conventional switching power supplies in data processing equipment and low power motor drive systems operate by rectifying the input ac line voltage and filtering it with large electrolytic capacitors. Because this process involves both...

  14. Simulation Study of Current Drive Efficiency for KSTAR 5 GHz LHCD

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    Aria, A. K.; Bae, Y. S.; Yang, H. L.; Kwon, M. [National Fusion Research Institute, Gwahangno 113, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Do, H. J.; Namkung, W.; Cho, M. H.; Park, H. [Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31, Hyoja-dong, Nam-gu, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Theoretical 5 GHz lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) efficiency using power spectrum given by 0-D Brambilla code and Lower Hybrid Simulation Code (LSC) have been studied for KSTAR. In LSC simulation, RF-driven current and current drive efficiency has been found to be deeply dependent on the profiles of the plasma density and temperature as well as on current profile in order to obtain hollow current profile favorable for advance tokamak operation mode and steady state operation. The peaked density and broad temperature profile control has been found to be efficient in current drive with maximum RF-driven current larger than 400 kA/MW with very high efficiency when the peak plasma density is ranged from 0.2 to 2.0x1020 m-3, and the peak electron temperature range of 2-20 keV together with toroidal field 2-3.5 T and Ip = 0.5-2 MA. The on-/off-axis current profile controllability is also investigated through parametric scan, and small negative magnetic shear is seen at the narrow region of the off-axis for very high temperature regime and for high BT and I{sub p}. In order to achieve the same for lower temperature regime Ip has to be lower and also for higher LH-power compromising with CD efficiency in this case.

  15. Examination of a PHEV Bidirectional Charger System for V2G Reactive Power Compensation

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    . Keywords - PHEV; charger; V2G; reactive power; battery I. INTRODUCTION Today, hybrid electric vehicles to power the vehicle for a daily commute. PHEVs provide electricity- only drive option up to a specified which is valuable to the electric power grid. The possibility of using battery-powered vehicles

  16. Understanding the Impact of Power Loss on Flash Memory Hung-Wei Tseng Laura M. Grupp Steven Swanson

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    Wang, Deli

    Understanding the Impact of Power Loss on Flash Memory Hung-Wei Tseng Laura M. Grupp Steven Swanson,Measurement,Performance,Reliability Keywords flash memory, power failure, power loss 1. INTRODUCTION As flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs is what happens to the data on an SSD when power failure occurs unexpectedly. Power loss in flash

  17. Recent progress on lower hybrid current drive and implications for ITER

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    Hillairet, Julien; Goniche, M; Achard, J; Armitano, A; Beckett, B; Belo, J; Berger-By, G; Corbel, E; Delpech, L; Decker, J; Dumont, R; Guilhem, D; Kazarian, F; Litaudon, X; Magne, R; Marfisi, L; Mollard, P; Namkung, W; Nilsson, E; Park, S; Peysson, Y; Preynas, M; Sharma, P K; Prou, M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The sustainment of steady-state plasmas in tokamaks requires efficient current drive systems. Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) is currently the most efficient method to generate a continuous additional off-axis toroidal plasma current as well as reduce the poloidal flux consumption during the plasma current ramp-up phase. The operation of the Tore Supra ITER-like LH launcher has demonstrated the capability to couple LH power at ITER-like power densities with very low reflected power during long pulses. In addition, the installation of eight 700kW/CW klystrons at the LH transmitter has allowed increasing the total LH power in long pulse scenarios. However, in order to achieve pure stationary LH sustained plasmas, some R\\&D are needed to increase the reliability of all the systems and codes, from the RF sources to the plasma scenario prediction. The CEA/IRFM is addressing some of these issues by leading a R\\&D program towards an ITER LH system and by the validation of an integrated LH modeling suite of...

  18. In-plane ultrasonic velocity measurement of longitudinal and shear waves in the machine direction with transducers in rotating wheels

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    Hall, M.S.; Jackson, T.G.; Knerr, C.

    1998-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved system for measuring the velocity of ultrasonic signals within the plane of moving web-like materials, such as paper, paperboard and the like. In addition to velocity measurements of ultrasonic signals in the plane of the web in the MD and CD, one embodiment of the system in accordance with the present invention is also adapted to provide on-line indication of the polar specific stiffness of the moving web. In another embodiment of the invention, the velocity of ultrasonic signals in the plane of the web are measured by way of a plurality of ultrasonic transducers carried by synchronously driven wheels or cylinders, thus eliminating undue transducer wear due to any speed differences between the transducers and the web. In order to provide relatively constant contact force between the transducers and the webs, the transducers are mounted in a sensor housings which include a spring for biasing the transducer radially outwardly. The sensor housings are adapted to be easily and conveniently mounted to the carrier to provide a relatively constant contact force between the transducers and the moving web. 37 figs.

  19. Rotor reference frame models of a multiloop 2-phase motor drive in brushless DC and microstepping modes

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    Chen, J.E. [Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes non-linear models of a 2-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor drive in brushless DC and microstepping modes. The models account for everything from the main power bus up to and including the mechanical load and velocity feedback loop. In particular, the models include the power electronics for each phase complete with their internal feedback loops. Classical state space averaged power electronics models are transformed to the rotor reference frame along with the usual electromechanical variables. Since SPICE linearizes the rotor reference frame model about shaft velocity, instead of shaft angle, frequency domain methods apply. The frequency domain analysis detects unstable interactions between torque angle and deliberate feedback within the drives. Time domain simulations using stator reference frame models confirm the results. All models are SPICE-compatible but were developed on Cadence`s Analog Workbench.

  20. Power inverter with optical isolation

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    Duncan, Paul G.; Schroeder, John Alan

    2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    An optically isolated power electronic power conversion circuit that includes an input electrical power source, a heat pipe, a power electronic switch or plurality of interconnected power electronic switches, a mechanism for connecting the switch to the input power source, a mechanism for connecting comprising an interconnecting cable and/or bus bar or plurality of interconnecting cables and/or input bus bars, an optically isolated drive circuit connected to the switch, a heat sink assembly upon which the power electronic switch or switches is mounted, an output load, a mechanism for connecting the switch to the output load, the mechanism for connecting including an interconnecting cable and/or bus bar or plurality of interconnecting cables and/or output bus bars, at least one a fiber optic temperature sensor mounted on the heat sink assembly, at least one fiber optic current sensor mounted on the load interconnection cable and/or output bus bar, at least one fiber optic voltage sensor mounted on the load interconnection cable and/or output bus bar, at least one fiber optic current sensor mounted on the input power interconnection cable and/or input bus bar, and at least one fiber optic voltage sensor mounted on the input power interconnection cable and/or input bus bar.

  1. Development of a Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Generator for Small Wind Turbines

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    Chertok, Allan; Hablanian, David; McTaggart, Paul; DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett

    2004-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this program, TIAX performed the conceptual design and analysis of an innovative, modular, direct-drive permanent magnet generator (PMG) for use in small wind turbines that range in power rating from 25 kW to 100 kW. TIAX adapted an approach that has been successfully demonstrated in high volume consumer products such as direct-drive washing machines and portable generators. An electromagnetic model was created and the modular PMG design was compared to an illustrative non-modular design. The resulting projections show that the modular design can achieve significant reductions in size, weight, and manufacturing cost without compromising efficiency. Reducing generator size and weight can also lower the size and weight of other wind turbine components and hence their manufacturing cost.

  2. Cooling Tower Energy Conservation Through Hydraulic Fan Drives

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    Dickerson, J.

    Fan Drive Eliminates These Problems from the Drive Train. The electric motor is at ground level; close coupled to a hydraulic pump, filters and oil reservoir. Hydraulic lines bring oil flow to the lightweight hydraulic motor mounted at the fan... Tower Fan Drives Are Many: It removes the hazard of costly fan wrecks and shaft coupling breakage. It eliminates gearbox maintenance, breakdown or replacement. The electric motor is mounted with the reservoir and pump at ground level for ease...

  3. A motor drive control system for the Lidar Polarimeter

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    Leung, Waiming

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A MOTOR DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE LIDAR POLARIMETER A Thesis by Waiming Leung Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A/M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCF, May 1977 Major... Subject: Electrical Engineering A MOTOR DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE LIDAR POLARIMETER A Thesis by Waiming Leung Approved as to style and content by: Chairman o Comm' ee ea o epartment Member Mem er May 1977 ABSTRACT A Motor Drive Control...

  4. Oak Ridge Institutional Cluster Autotune Test Drive Report

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    Jibonananda, Sanyal [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Oak Ridge Institutional Cluster (OIC) provides general purpose computational resources for the ORNL staff to run computation heavy jobs that are larger than desktop applications but do not quite require the scale and power of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). This report details the efforts made and conclusions derived in performing a short test drive of the cluster resources on Phase 5 of the OIC. EnergyPlus was used in the analysis as a candidate user program and the overall software environment was evaluated against anticipated challenges experienced with resources such as the shared memory-Nautilus (JICS) and Titan (OLCF). The OIC performed within reason and was found to be acceptable in the context of running EnergyPlus simulations. The number of cores per node and the availability of scratch space per node allow non-traditional desktop focused applications to leverage parallel ensemble execution. Although only individual runs of EnergyPlus were executed, the software environment on the OIC appeared suitable to run ensemble simulations with some modifications to the Autotune workflow. From a standpoint of general usability, the system supports common Linux libraries, compilers, standard job scheduling software (Torque/Moab), and the OpenMPI library (the only MPI library) for MPI communications. The file system is a Panasas file system which literature indicates to be an efficient file system.

  5. Hybrid-drive implosion system for ICF targets

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mark, James W. (Danville, CA)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hybrid-drive implosion systems (20,40) for ICF targets (10,22,42) are described which permit a significant increase in target gain at fixed total driver energy. The ICF target is compressed in two phases, an initial compression phase and a final peak power phase, with each phase driven by a separate, optimized driver. The targets comprise a hollow spherical ablator (12) surroundingly disposed around fusion fuel (14). The ablator is first compressed to higher density by a laser system (24), or by an ion beam system (44), that in each case is optimized for this initial phase of compression of the target. Then, following compression of the ablator, energy is directly delivered into the compressed ablator by an ion beam driver system (30,48) that is optimized for this second phase of operation of the target. The fusion fuel (14) is driven, at high gain, to conditions wherein fusion reactions occur. This phase separation allows hydrodynamic efficiency and energy deposition uniformity to be individually optimized, thereby securing significant advantages in energy gain. In additional embodiments, the same or separate drivers supply energy for ICF target implosion.

  6. Hybrid-drive implosion system for ICF targets

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mark, J.W.K.

    1987-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Hybrid-drive implosion systems for ICF targets are described which permit a significant increase in target gain at fixed total driver energy. The ICF target is compressed in two phases, an initial compression phase and a final peak power phase, with each phase driven by a separate, optimized driver. The targets comprise a hollow spherical ablator surroundingly disposed around fusion fuel. The ablator is first compressed to higher density by a laser system, or by an ion beam system, that in each case is optimized for this initial phase of compression of the target. Then, following compression of the ablator, energy is directly delivered into the compressed ablator by an ion beam driver system that is optimized for this second phase of operation of the target. The fusion fuel is driven, at high gain, to conditions wherein fusion reactions occur. This phase separation allows hydrodynamic efficiency and energy deposition uniformity to be individually optimized, thereby securing significant advantages in energy gain. In additional embodiments, the same or separate drivers supply energy for ICF target implosion. 3 figs.

  7. High Power Target Design and Operational Considerations

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    McDonald, Kirk

    remote handling is a major driving requirement). #12;3 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department Issues · Steady state power handling. ­ Cooling of target/enclosure window ­ wettability. ­ Hot spots systems: ­ Mercury loop operation. ­ Remote handling. · Nuclear data. #12;4 Managed by UT

  8. Fusion Power Associates Meeting 3 December 2009

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    of laser-accelerated planar targets Visible, XUV & x-ray Detectors & Spectrometers Distance Distance SIDEFusion Power Associates Meeting 3 December 2009 Overview of the NRL laser fusion program: Progress in the Science and Technology of Direct Drive Laser fusion with the KrF laser Presented by: Steve Obenschain

  9. Laser Fusion Energy The High Average Power

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    Laser Fusion Energy and The High Average Power Program John Sethian Naval Research Laboratory Dec for Inertial Fusion Energy with lasers, direct drive targets and solid wall chambers Lasers DPPSL (LLNL) Kr posters Snead Payne #12;Laser(s) Goals 1. Develop technologies that can meet the fusion energy

  10. High Power Lasers... Another approach to

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    as an integrated system Simultaneously addressing the science and engineering Direct Drive Pellet Designs Computer and technologies together, using the end goal of a practical power source as a guide Lasers DPPSL (LLNL) KrF (NRL) Target Fabrication Target Injection Chamber/Materials Final Optics Target Design (+NRL & LLE ) #12

  11. Electrical motor/generator drive apparatus and method

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    Su, Gui Jia

    2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging Madhu Chinthavali Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 10, 2010 Project ID: APE025 This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

  13. ac motor drives: Topics by E-print Network

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

    - TxSpace Summary: and Quantitative Account Gear-Train Servo Error Types. IV. DC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS AND RFALIZATION. Introduction. 27 29 30...

  14. ac motor drive: Topics by E-print Network

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

    - TxSpace Summary: and Quantitative Account Gear-Train Servo Error Types. IV. DC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS AND RFALIZATION. Introduction. 27 29 30...

  15. Electric Drive and Advanced Battery and Components Testbed (EDAB...

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    and Peer Evaluation Meeting vss033carlson2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Electric Drive and Advanced Battery and Components Testbed (EDAB) Vehicle Technologies Office...

  16. US DRIVE Materials Technical Team Roadmap | Department of Energy

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    Materials Technical Team Roadmap US DRIVE Materials Technical Team Roadmap The Materials Technical Team (MTT) focuses primarily on reducing the mass of structural systems such as...

  17. Supercomputers Drive Discovery of Materials for More Efficient...

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    Supercomputers Drive Discovery of Materials for More Efficient Carbon Capture Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) ASCR Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights...

  18. Using Partnerships to Drive Demand and Provide Services in Communities...

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    and Discussion Summary More Documents & Publications Strategies for Marketing and Driving Demand for Commercial Financing Products Information Technology Tools for Multifamily...

  19. Strategies for Marketing and Driving Demand for Commercial Financing...

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    Slides and Discussion Summary More Documents & Publications Using Partnerships to Drive Demand and Provide Services in Communities Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy...

  20. US DRIVE Electrochemical Energy Storage Technical Team Roadmap...

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    This U.S. DRIVE electrochemical energy storage roadmap describes ongoing and planned efforts to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies for plug-in electric vehicles...

  1. The Drive for Energy Diversity and Sustainability: The Impact...

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

    Diversity and Sustainability: The Impact on Transportation Fuels and Propulsion System Portfolios The Drive for Energy Diversity and Sustainability: The Impact on Transportation...

  2. Defining Real World Drive Cycles to Support APRF Technology Evaluation...

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    DOE strategic goalsbarriers addressed - F: Constant advances in technology * Fuel energy consumption variability of different technologies to driving variation - D: Lack of...

  3. Phonon localization drives nanoregions in a relaxor ferroelectric...

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    localization drives nanoregions in a relaxor ferroelectric April 11, 2014 This inelastic neutron scattering spectrum shows the localizing modes (LMs) between the transverse optic...

  4. Accelerating the Electrification of U.S. Drive Trains: Ready...

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    More Documents & Publications Accelerating the Electrification of U.S. Drive Trains: Ready and Affordable Technology Solutions for Domestically Manufactured Advanced...

  5. US DRIVE Vehicle Systems and Analysis Technical Team Roadmap...

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    Vehicle Systems and Analysis Technical Team Roadmap US DRIVE Vehicle Systems and Analysis Technical Team Roadmap VSATT provides the analytic support and subsystem characterizations...

  6. Ion cyclotron and lower hybrid arrays applicable to current drive in fusion reactors

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    Bosia, G.; Ragona, R. [Department of Physics, Universit di Torino (Italy); Helou, W.; Goniche, M.; Hillaret, J. [CEA/DSM/IRFM F-13 108 St Paul Les Durance (France)

    2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents concepts for Ion Cyclotron and Lower Hybrid Current Drive arrays applicable to fusion reactors and based on periodically loaded line power division. It is shown that, in large arrays, such as the ones proposed for fusion reactor applications, these schemes can offer, in principle, a number of practical advantages, compared with currently adopted ones, such as in-blanket operation at significantly reduced power density, lay out suitable for water cooling, single ended or balanced power feed, simple and load independent impedance matching In addition, a remote and accurate real time measurement of the complex impedance of all array elements as well as detection, location, and measurement of the complex admittance of a single arc occurring anywhere in the structure is possible.

  7. Radial-Gap Permanent Magnet Motor and Drive Research FY 2004

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    McKeever, J.W.

    2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this task was to study permanent magnet (PM) radial-gap traction drive systems that could meet the U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR Program's 2010 goals to expose weaknesses or identify strengths. Initially, the approach was to compare attributes such as physical deformations during operation, performance (torque, power, efficiency versus speed), material requirements (strength), material costs, manufacturability, weight, power density, specific power, reliability, and drivability for specific motors. Three motors selected were the commercially available 60-kW radial-gap surface-mounted PM motor manufactured by UQM Technologies, Inc.; a hypothetical PM motor with rotor-supported magnets similar to the Honda MCF-21; and Delphi's automotive electric machine drive motor, whose rotor is a ferromagnetic cylinder, held at one end by a shaft that supports the magnets on its inner surface. Potential problems have appeared related to PM motors, such as (1) high no-load spin losses and high operational power losses, probably from eddy current losses in the rotor; (2) the undemonstrated dual mode inverter control (DMIC) for driving a brushless dc motor (BDCM) (UQM and Delphi motors); (3) uncertainty about the potential for reducing current with DMIC; and (4) uncertainty about the relation between material requirements and maximum rotor speed. Therefore, the approach was changed to study in detail three of the comparison attributes: drivability, performance, and material requirements. Drivability and related problems were examined by demonstrating that DMIC may be used to drive an 18-pole 30-kW PM motor to 6000 rpm, where the maximum electrical frequency is 900 Hz. An available axial-gap test motor with 18 poles was used because its control is identical to that of a radial gap PM motor. Performance was analytically examined, which led to a derivation showing that DMIC controls a PM motor so that the motor uses minimum current to produce any power regardless of speed for relative speeds, n = {omega}/{omega}{sub base} {ge} 2. Performance was also examined with efficiency measurements during the 30-kW PM motor test. Material requirements were examined with finite-element analyses (FEA) to determine the speed and location where yield starts and the corresponding deformations and stresses.

  8. Solar powered desalination system

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    Mateo, Tiffany Alisa

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    generator coated with catalytic thin films produces electric current which drives the hydrogen and oxygen

  9. Analysis of national pay-as-you-drive insurance systems and other variable driving charges

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    Wenzel, T.

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under Pay as You Drive insurance (PAYD), drivers would pay part of their automobile insurance premium as a per-gallon surcharge every time they filled their gas tank. By transfering a portion of the cost of owning a vehicle from a fixed cost to a variable cost, PAYD would discourage driving. PAYD has been proposed recently in California as a means of reforming how auto insurance is provided. PAYD proponents claim that, by forcing drivers to purchase at least part of their insurance every time they refuel their car, PAYD would reduce or eliminate the need for uninsured motorist coverage. Some versions of PAYD proposed in California have been combined with a no-fault insurance system, with the intention of further reducing premiums for the average driver. Other states have proposed PAYD systems that would base insurance premiums on annual miles driven. In this report we discuss some of the qualitative issues surrounding adoption of PAYD and other policies that would convert other fixed costs of driving (vehicle registration, safety/emission control system inspection, and driver license renewal) to variable costs. We examine the effects of these policies on two sets of objectives: objectives related to auto insurance reform, and those related to reducing fuel consumption, CO{sub 2} emissions, and vehicle miles traveled. We pay particular attention to the first objective, insurance reform, since this has generated the most interest in PAYD to date, at least at the state level.

  10. Optimal Power Train Design of a Hybrid Refuse Collector Vehicle

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    Paderborn, Universitt

    Optimal Power Train Design of a Hybrid Refuse Collector Vehicle Tobias Knoke, Joachim Bcker 5251 60 2212 Abstract-- Due to the stop-and-go drive cycle of refuse collector vehicles, hybrid power), optimization, refuse collector vehicle I. INTRODUCTION Today, hybrid electric vehicles are accepted as a step

  11. Conceptual Design - Polar Drive Ignition Campaign

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    Hansen, R

    2012-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is proposing a collaborative effort with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and General Atomics (GA) with the goal of developing a cryogenic polar drive (PD) ignition platform on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The scope of this proposed project requires close discourse among theorists, experimentalists, and laser and system engineers. This document describes how this proposed project can be broken into a series of parallel independent activities that, if implemented, could deliver this goal in the 2017 timeframe. This Conceptual Design document is arranged into two sections: mission need and design requirements. Design requirements are divided into four subsystems: (1) A point design that details the necessary target specifications and laser pulse requirements; (2) The beam smoothing subsystem that describes the MultiFM 1D smoothing by spectral dispersion (SSD); (3) New optical elements that include continuous phase plates (CPP's) and distributed polarization rotators (DPR's); and (4) The cryogenic target handling and insertion subsystem, which includes the design, fabrication, testing, and deployment of a dedicated PD ignition target insertion cryostat (PD-ITIC). This document includes appendices covering: the primary criteria and functional requirements, the system design requirements, the work breakdown structure, the target point design, the experimental implementation plan, the theoretical unknowns and technical implementation risks, the estimated cost and schedule, the development plan for the DPR's, the development plan for MultiFM 1D SSD, and a list of acronym definitions. While work on the facility modifications required for PD ignition has been in progress for some time, some of the technical details required to define the specific modifications for a Conceptual Design Review (CDR) remain to be defined. In all cases, the facility modifications represent functional changes to existing systems or capabilities. The bulk of the scope yet to be identified is associated with the DPR's and MultiFM beam smoothing. Detailed development plans for these two subsystems are provided in Appendices H and I; additional discussion of subsystem requirements based on the physics of PD ignition is given in Section 3. Accordingly, LLE will work closely with LLNL to develop detailed conceptual designs for the PD-specific facility modifications, including assessments of the operational impact of implementation (e.g., changing optics for direct rather than indirect-drive illumination and swapping from a hohlraum-based ITIC to one that supports PD). Furthermore, the experimental implementation plan represents the current best understanding of the experimental campaigns required to achieve PD ignition. This plan will evolve based on the lessons learned from the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) and ongoing indirect-drive ignition experiments. The plan does not take the operational realities of the PD configuration into account; configuration planning for the proposed PD experiments is beyond the scope of this document.

  12. Tape-Drive Based Plasma Mirror

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    Sokollik, Thomas; Shiraishi, Satomi; Osterhoff, Jens; Evans, Eugene; Gonsalves, Anthony; Nakamura, Kei; vanTilborg, Jeroen; Lin, Chen; Toth, Csaba; Leemans, Wim

    2011-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present experimental results on a tape-drive based plasma mirror which could be used for a compact coupling of a laser beam into a staged laser driven electron accelerator. This novel kind of plasma mirror is suitable for high repetition rates and for high number of laser shots. In order to design a compact, staged laser plasma based accelerator or collider [1], the coupling of the laser beam into the different stages represents one of the key issues. To limit the spatial foot print and thus to realize a high overall acceleration gradient, a concept has to be found which realizes this in-coupling within a few centimeters (cf. Fig 1). The fluence of the laser pulse several centimeters away from the acceleration stage (focus) exceeds the damage threshold of any available mirror coating. Therefore, in reference [2] a plasma mirror was suggested for this purpose. We present experiments on a tape-drive based plasma mirror which could be used to reflect the focused laser beam into the acceleration stage. Plasma mirrors composed of antireflection coated glass substrates are usually used to improve the temporal laser contrast of laser pulses by several orders of magnitudes [3,4]. This is particularly important for laser interaction with solid matter, such as ion acceleration [5,6] and high harmonic generation on surfaces [7]. Therefore, the laser pulse is weekly focused onto a substrate. The main pulse generates a plasma and is reflected at the critical surface, whereas the low intensity pre-pulse (mainly the Amplified Spontaneous Emission pedestal) will be transmitted through the substrate before the mirror has been triggered. Several publications [3,4] demonstrate a conservation of the spatial beam quality and a reflectivity of about 70 %. The drawback of this technique is the limited repetition rate since for every shot a fresh surface has to be provided. In the past years several novel approaches for high repetition rate plasma mirrors have been developed [2, 8]. Nevertheless, for the staged accelerator scheme a second important requirement has to be considered. Since the electron beam has to propagate through the mirror, the thickness of the substrate has to be as thin as possible to reduce the distortion of the electron beam. A tape of only several micrometer thickness can overcome these disadvantages. It can be used with a sufficient repetition rate while it allows the electron beam to propagate through with a minimum of scattering.

  13. Effect of ninety degree elbow on the accuracy of a non-magnetic, insertion paddle wheel flowmeter

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    Parker, B.; O`Neal, D.L. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monitoring energy use in commercial and institutional buildings often requires measurement of chilled and hot water. For retrofit applications, insertion flowmeters are an economical alternative to fixed flow meters such as orifices or venturi meters. The insertion flow meters can be hot tapped into the piping without having to shut down operations. A major problem encountered in retrofit applications of flow meters is finding a location in a pipe where there is at least 10 to 15 diameters of straight pipe. Piping in buildings is constrained by the layout and design of the building, there may only be short runs of straight pipe where flowmeters can be installed. The purpose of this study was to quantify the measurement error caused by installation of flow meter downstream of a 90 degree elbow. The flowmeter was an insertion type, nonmagnetic, paddle wheel flow meter. Meter locations from 2.1 to 9.8 diameters downstream of a 90 degree elbow were studied in a 0.1 in diameter pipe for flow velocities ranging from 0.3 to 3 m/s. At each location downstream of the elbow, the meter was also rotated in 45 increments (from 0 to 180{degree}) around the circumference of the pipe to evaluate choice of circumferential location on flow error. Output from the flowmeter was compared to results obtained with load cells on a 38 m{sup 3} tank that collected the flow pumped through the test section. Results were presented in terms of percent error relative to the load cells as a function of downstream location, circumferential rotation angle, and velocity. The largest errors occurred at 2.1 diameters downstream of the elbow and 180 degree rotation angle. Velocity of the water appeared to have little influence on the results for velocities ranging from 0.3 to 3 m/s. Uncertainty results for all major measurement points are also presented.

  14. 538 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 20, NO. 2, MAY 2005 Modern Laboratory-Based Education for Power

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    Kimball, Jonathan W.

    drives. To address this need in a revised electric machinery cur- riculum, we asked the question, "What for Power Electronics and Electric Machines Robert S. Balog, Student Member, IEEE, Zakdy Sorchini, Student be an integral component of a power electronics and electric machines curriculum. However, before a single watt

  15. Exide eyeing technology for high-powered battery

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    NONE

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exide Corp. said recently it may soon produce a graphite battery with more than three times the power of today's most advanced production batteries--but with half their weight, far smaller size, and only a third the cost. The Reading-based Exide, the world's largest maker of lead-acid batteries, said it has preliminarily agreed to pay $20 million for a controlling interest in Lion Compact Energy, a privately held company that's researching dual-graphite battery technology said to be cleaner cheaper and more efficient. Exide hopes to turn the technology into the products; it said initial applications include smaller battery-operated devices such as cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, power tools and certain military equipment. Larger devices would follow, and could include wheel chairs, motorcycles, replacement for lead-acid batteries in cars and trucks and, potentially, all-electric vehicles.

  16. 1851 N Research Drive Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0201

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    Moore, Paul A.

    hired from a temporary agency is not considered an employee of Bowling Green State University1851 N Research Drive Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0201 419-372-8421 Email: ohr@bgsu.edu Fax 419 Print #12;1851 N Research Drive Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0201 419-372-8421 Email: ohr@bgsu.edu Fax 419

  17. EFFICIENCY AND SCALING OF CURRENT DRIVE AND REFUELLING

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    Brown, Michael R.

    EFFICIENCY AND SCALING OF CURRENT DRIVE AND REFUELLING BY SPHEROMAK INJEXTIQN INTO A TOKAMAK M ABSTRACT. The first measurements of current drive (refluxing) and refuelling by spheromak injection injection, and refuelling is attributed to the rapid incorporation of the dense spheromak plasma

  18. Model Based Vehicle Tracking for Autonomous Driving in Urban Environments

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    Model Based Vehicle Tracking for Autonomous Driving in Urban Environments Anna Petrovskaya environments. This paper describes moving vehicle tracking module that we developed for our autonomous driving in this area. DARPA has organized a series of competitions for autonomous vehicles. In 2005, autonomous

  19. GNSS Driving Innovation in the Geospatial Industry/Community

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    GNSS Driving Innovation in the Geospatial Industry/Community Don Grant Associate Professor in Geospatial Science, RMIT University GNSS Futures UNSW, Sydney, 7-8 July 2014 #12;Outline Does my topic;So is this even the right topic? Is GNSS driving geospatial innovation? Or are geospatial

  20. A Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicles Driving on Automated Highways

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    Girault, Alain

    A Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicles Driving on Automated Highways Alain Girault a aInria Rh of the hybrid control of autonomous vehicles driving on automated highways. Vehicles are autonomous, so they do not commu- nicate with each other nor with the infrastructure. Two problems have to be dealt with: a vehicle

  1. Does economic development drive the fertility rebound in OECD countries?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Does economic development drive the fertility rebound in OECD countries? Angela Luci, Olivier Thévenon 167 2010 #12;2 #12;3 Does economic development drive the fertility rebound in OECD countries.thevenon@ined.fr We examine how far changes in fertility trends are related to ongoing economic development in OECD

  2. Alcohol / drug-impaired driving Studying blood alcohol concentration

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    . Traffic safety culture Few additional safety improvements can be expected from engineering or enforcement about driving, or, creating a traffic safety culture. #12; and driving safety courses. Safer vehicle occupants The CenTer for TransporTaTion safeTy What was a driver

  3. Alcohol / drug-impaired driving Studying blood alcohol concentration

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    . Traffic safety culture Few additional safety improvements can be expected from engineering or enforcement about driving, or, creating a traffic safety culture. http://tti.tamu.edu/cts/ #12; and driving safety courses. Safer vehicle occupants The CenTer for TransporTaTion safeTy What was a driver

  4. Active surge control of centrifugal compressors using drive torque

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    the operating range of the machine, and ef- ficiency is limited. Usually a recycle line around the compressor recycling, and there is a potential for reduced energy consumption of the compressor. Electric driveActive surge control of centrifugal compressors using drive torque Jan Tommy Gravdahl , Olav

  5. Product sound: Acoustically pleasant motor drives

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    Mathe, Laszlo

    the framework of the Danish PhD Research school EnergyLab DK. The project is entitled Project sound noise generated by electrical mo- tors driven by a pulse width modulated (PWM) power electronic inverter analytical solution is proposed. The proposed unified analytical solution can be used for most of the carrier

  6. Fundamental of Hard Disk Drive Technology (6)

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    Kovintavewat, Piya

    Motor (3.5") Pivot Spindle Motor Spindle Motor Operation Normally causes noise, heat, and vibration Good issues related to the amount of heat and vibration they generate. Example ­ Spindle Motor & Pivot of vibration Low noise & heat: Must not generate excessive amounts of heat or noise. Low power supply: Should

  7. Stabilization of unstable periodic orbits in dc drives

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    Krishnendu Chakrabarty; Urmila Kar

    2014-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric drive using dc shunt motor or permanent magnet dc (PMDC) motor as prime mover exhibits bifurcation and chaos. The characteristics of dc shunt and PMDC motors are linear in nature. These motors are controlled by pulse width modulation (PWM) technique with the help of semiconductor switches. These switches are nonlinear element that introduces nonlinear characteristics in the drive. Any nonlinear system can exhibit bifurcation and chaos. dc shunt or PMDC drives show normal behavior with certain range of parameter values. It is also observed that these drive show chaos for significantly large ranges of parameter values. In this paper we present a method for controlling chaos applicable to dc shunt and PMDC drives. The results of numerical investigation are presented.

  8. Proceedingsof the American Control Conference Chicago, Illinois June 2000

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    Peng, Huei

    as a generator, thus transforming mechanical power into electrical power. In theory, the battery could also controller was written in Matlab / Simulink. Modeled vehicle components include: internal combustion engine powertrain and the conventional powertrain can provide tractive power to the drive wheels simultaneously [2

  9. Power supply

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    Yakymyshyn, Christopher Paul (Seminole, FL); Hamilton, Pamela Jane (Seminole, FL); Brubaker, Michael Allen (Loveland, CO)

    2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A modular, low weight impedance dropping power supply with battery backup is disclosed that can be connected to a high voltage AC source and provide electrical power at a lower voltage. The design can be scaled over a wide range of input voltages and over a wide range of output voltages and delivered power.

  10. The Natario Warp Drive using Lorentz Boosts according to the Harold White Spacetime Metric potential .

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Natario Warp Drive using Lorentz Boosts according to the Harold White Spacetime Metric Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein Field Equations that allows superluminal travel within drive discovered in 1994 and the Natario warp drive discovered in 2001.The warp drive seems to be very

  11. Hydrogen Pathways: Updated Cost, Well-to-Wheels Energy Use, and Emissions for the Current Technology Status of Ten Hydrogen Production, Delivery, and Distribution Scenarios

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    Ramsden, T.; Ruth, M.; Diakov, V.; Laffen, M.; Timbario, T. A.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a life-cycle assessment conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of 10 hydrogen production, delivery, dispensing, and use pathways that were evaluated for cost, energy use, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This evaluation updates and expands on a previous assessment of seven pathways conducted in 2009. This study summarizes key results, parameters, and sensitivities to those parameters for the 10 hydrogen pathways, reporting on the levelized cost of hydrogen in 2007 U.S. dollars as well as life-cycle well-to-wheels energy use and GHG emissions associated with the pathways.

  12. Transfer system

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    Kurosawa, Kanji (Tokyo, JP); Koga, Bunichiro (Miyagi, JP); Ito, Hideki (Miyagi, JP); Kiriyama, Shigeru (Miyagi, JP); Higuchi, Shizuo (Kanagawa, JP)

    2003-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A transport system includes a traveling rail (1) which constitutes a transport route and a transport body (3) which is capable of traveling on the traveling rail in the longitudinal direction of the traveling rail. Flexible drive tubes (5) are arranged on the traveling rail in the longitudinal direction of the traveling rail. The transport body includes a traveling wheel (4) which is capable of rolling on the traveling rail and drive wheels (2) which are capable of rolling on the drive tubes upon receiving the rotational drive power generated by pressure of a pressure medium supplied to the drive tubes while depressing the drive tubes. The traveling rail includes a plurality of transport sections and the transport body is capable of receiving a rotational drive force from the drive tubes at every transport sections. If necessary, a transport route changeover switch which changes over the transport route can be provided between the transport sections.

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

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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. AN UPDATE ON NIF PULSED POWER

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    Arnold, P A; James, G F; Petersen, D E; Pendleton, D L; McHale, G B; Barbosa, F; Runtal, A S; Stratton, P L

    2009-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192-beam laser fusion driver operating at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NIF relies on three large-scale pulsed power systems to achieve its goals: the Power Conditioning Unit (PCU), which provides flashlamp excitation for the laser's injection system; the Power Conditioning System (PCS), which provides the multi-megajoule pulsed excitation required to drive flashlamps in the laser's optical amplifiers; and the Plasma Electrode Pockels Cell (PEPC), which enables NIF to take advantage of a fourpass main amplifier. Years of production, installation, and commissioning of the three NIF pulsed power systems are now complete. Seven-day-per-week operation of the laser has commenced, with the three pulsed power systems providing routine support of laser operations. We present the details of the status and operational experience associated with the three systems along with a projection of the future for NIF pulsed power.

  15. A Tariff for Reactive Power - IEEE

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    Kueck, John D [ORNL; Tufon, Christopher [Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Isemonger, Alan [California Independent System Operator; Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a suggested tariff or payment for the local supply of reactive power from distributed energy resources. The authors consider four sample customers, and estimate the cost of supply of reactive power for each customer. The power system savings from the local supply of reactive power are also estimated for a hypothetical circuit. It is found that reactive power for local voltage regulation could be supplied to the distribution system economically by customers when new inverters are installed. The inverter would be supplied with a power factor of 0.8, and would be capable of local voltage regulation to a schedule supplied by the utility. Inverters are now installed with photovoltaic systems, fuel cells and microturbines, and adjustable-speed motor drives.

  16. FreedomCAR Advanced Traction Drive Motor Development Phase I

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    Ley, Josh (UQM Technologies, Inc.); Lutz, Jon (UQM Technologies, Inc.)

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of this program is to design and develop an advanced traction motor that will meet the FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) 2010 goals and the traction motor technical targets. The motor specifications are given in Section 1.3. Other goals of the program include providing a cost study to ensure the motor can be developed within the cost targets needed for the automotive industry. The program has focused on using materials that are both high performance and low costs such that the performance can be met and cost targets are achieved. In addition, the motor technologies and machine design features must be compatible with high volume manufacturing and able to provide high reliability, efficiency, and ruggedness while simultaneously reducing weight and volume. Weight and volume reduction will become a major factor in reducing cost, material cost being the most significant part of manufacturing cost at high volume. Many motor technology categories have been considered in the past and present for traction drive applications, including: brushed direct current (DC), PM (PM) brushless dc (BLDC), alternating current (AC) induction, switched reluctance and synchronous reluctance machines. Of these machine technologies, PM BLDC has consistently demonstrated an advantage in terms of power density and efficiency. As rare earth magnet cost has declined, total cost may also be reduced over the other technologies. Of the many different configurations of PM BLDC machines, those which incorporate power production utilizing both magnetic torque as well as reluctance torque appear to have the most promise for traction applications. There are many different PM BLDC machine configurations which employ both of these torque producing mechanisms; however, most would fall into one of two categories--some use weaker magnets and rely more heavily on reluctance torque (reluctance-dominant PM machines), others use strong PMs and supplement with reluctance torque (magnet-dominant PM machines). This report covers a trade study that was conducted in this phase I program to explore which type of machine best suits the FCVT requirements.

  17. PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF WIND TURBINE POWER REGULATION BY SWITCHED LINEAR CONTROL

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    Duffy, Ken

    W. It is anticipated that the next generation of wind turbines which are presently being developed will include large at high power levels, with a consequent reduction in drive-train loads. It achieves very similar

  18. The Diesel Engine Powering Light-Duty Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow

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    diesel-powered light-duty vehicles 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 Energy Greenhouse effect CO 2 Exhaust gas emissions CO, NO x , HC, PM Importance Environmental driving...

  19. ACEEE Int. J. on Electrical and Power Engineering, Vol. 02, No. 01, Feb 2011 2011 ACEEE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .IJEPE.02.01.25 Simulation Studies of Shunt Passive Harmonic Filters: Six Pulse Rectifier Load Power support, i.e., the reactive power support required to arrest the voltage drop on loss of a plant generator- speed drive(ASD) systems [2], which may form a considerable percentage of overall plant load. When power

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

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    Paderborn, Universität

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