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Wireless Power Transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nikola Tesla's dream in the early 20th century of a "World Wireless System" led him to build the Wardenclyffe Tower, a prototype base station serving as an emitter for his "World Wireless System". The base station was to supply wireless electrical energy ...

Johnson I. Agbinya

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Impact of Wireless Power Transfer Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents an overview and analysis of wireless power transmission, also called wireless power transfer (WPT), a means of delivering power from a source to an end-use device without wires or contacts. The recent explosive growth in wireless data applications and the surge in the use of portable electronic devices has dramatically increased the market potential for wireless energy-transfer technologies. Industries are investigating the latest wireless power technologies to improve versatility, r...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Lunar Wireless Power Transfer Feasibility Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Sheldon Freid, et al.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making sensor networks immortal: an energy-renewal approach with wireless power transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks are constrained by limited battery energy. Thus, finite network lifetime is widely regarded as a fundamental performance bottleneck. Recent breakthrough in the area of wireless power transfer offers the potential of removing ... Keywords: lifetime, optimization, wireless power transfer, wireless sensor network (WSN)

Liguang Xie; Yi Shi; Y. Thomas Hou; Hanif D. Sherali

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles  

SciTech Connect

As Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EVs and HEVs) become more prevalent, there is a need to change the power source from gasoline on the vehicle to electricity from the grid in order to mitigate requirements for onboard energy storage (battery weight) as well as to reduce dependency on oil by increasing dependency on the grid (our coal, gas, and renewable energy instead of their oil). Traditional systems for trains and buses rely on physical contact to transfer electrical energy to vehicles in motion. Until recently, conventional magnetically coupled systems required a gap of less than a centimeter. This is not practical for vehicles of the future.

Scudiere, Matthew B [ORNL; McKeever, John W [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling, fabrication and characterization of micro-coils as magnetic inductors for wireless power transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work presents modeling, fabrication and characterization of planar microcoils for wireless power transfer in medical implanted devices, proposing integrated technology as a way to reduce the dimensions and achieve higher efficiency. The wireless ... Keywords: Inductive coupling, Inductive planar coils, Wireless power transfer

Massimiliano Amato, Francesco Dalena, Cristina Coviello, Massimo De Vittorio, Simona Petroni

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless power transfer for scaled electronic biomedical implants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A picture of the wireless LED during operation is shown inDemonstration of wireless LED system during operation. ForDemonstration of wireless LED system during operation. For

Theilmann, Paul Thomas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-Phase Active Boost Rectifier with Power Factor Correction for Wireless Power Transfer Applications  

SciTech Connect

Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology is a novel research area in the charging technology that bridges utility and the automotive industries. There are various solutions that are currently being evaluated by several research teams to find the most efficient way to manage the power flow from the grid to the vehicle energy storage system. There are different control parameters that can be utilized to compensate for the change in the impedance. To understand the power flow through the system this paper presents a novel approach to the system model and the impact of different control parameters on the load power. The implementation of an active front-end rectifier on the grid side for power factor control and voltage boost capability for load power regulation is also discussed.

Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan [ORNL; Onar, Omer C [ORNL; Miller, John M [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Power Transmission  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

88 88 Lunar Wireless Power Transfer Feasibility Study March 2008 Prof. Zoya Popovic, University of Colorado, Boulder David R. Beckett, Scott R. Anderson, Diana Mann, Stuart Walker, Independent Consultants Sheldon Fried, Ph.D., National Security Technologies, LLC Abstract - This study examines the feasibility of a multi-kilowatt wireless radio frequency (RF) power system to transfer power between lunar base facilities. Initial analyses, show that wireless power transfer (WPT) systems can be more efficient and less expensive than traditional wired approaches for certain lunar and terrestrial applications. The study includes evaluations of the fundamental limitations of lunar WPT systems, the interrelationships of possible operational parameters, and a baseline design approach for a notionial system that could be used in the near

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wireless Power Transfer Development for Sustainable Campus Initiative  

SciTech Connect

Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a convenient, safe, and autonomous means for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging that has seen rapid growth in recent years for stationary applications. WPT does not require bulky contacts, plugs, and wires, is not affected by dirt or weather conditions, and is as efficient as conventional charging systems. This study summarizes some of the recent Sustainable Campus Initiative activities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in WPT charging of an on-campus vehicle (a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). Laboratory development of the WPT coils, high-frequency power inverter, and overall systems integration are discussed. Results cover the coil performance testing at different operating frequencies, airgaps, and misalignments. Some of the experimental results of insertion loss due to roadway surfacing materials in the air-gap are presented. Experimental lessons learned are also covered in this study.

Onar, Omer C [ORNL; Miller, John M [ORNL; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL; Coomer, Chester [ORNL; White, Cliff P [ORNL; Seiber, Larry Eugene [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Energy Transfer Using Magnetic Resonance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1899, Nikola Tesla, who had devised a type of resonant transformer called the Tesla coil, achieved a major breakthrough in his work by transmitting 100 million volts of electric power wirelessly over a distance of 26 miles to light up a bank of 200 ... Keywords: wireless energy transfer, near field, evanescent wave, magnetic resonance, self-resonance

Rohan Bhutkar; Sahil Sapre

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concepts for demonstration of wireless power transfer for Space-Based Solar Power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Space-Based Solar Power(SBSP) is a concept that has considerable potential to provide clean renewable energy. 12 Increased population coupled with reduced natural resources represent a challenge to national and world security. The SBSP concept is to ...

Lyle M. Jenkins

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless scheduling with power control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the scheduling of arbitrary wireless links in the physical model of interference to minimize the time for satisfying all requests. We study here the combined problem of scheduling and power control, where we seek both an assignment of power ... Keywords: Wireless networks, capacity, radio interference, scheduling

Magnús M. Halldórsson

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Saving Techniques for Wireless LANs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fast wireless access has rapidly become commonplace. Wireless access points and Hotspot servers are sprouting everywhere. Battery lifetime continues to be a critical issue in mobile computing. This paper first gives an overview of WLAN energy saving strategies, followed by an illustration of a system-level methodology for saving power in heterogeneous wireless environments.

Simunic, T

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Control in Wireless Cellular Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmit power in wireless cellular networks is a key degree of freedom in the management of interference, energy, and connectivity. Power control in both the uplink and downlink of a cellular network has been extensively studied, especially over the ...

Mung Chiang; Prashanth Hande; Tian Lan; Chee Wei Tan

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless power transmission for medical applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We studied the wireless power transmission capabilities of microwave through human skin-tissue. Microwave transmission through simulated human skins was tested with rectenna array as a power receiver located under the ...

Payne, Joshua E.

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Power management and power control in wireless networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With the proliferation of portable computing platforms and small wireless devices, wireless networks have received more and more attention as a means for providing data communications among devices regardless of their physical locations. However, due to the slow advancement in battery technology, battery power continues to be a constrained resource in wireless networks and thus energy conservation remains to be an important issue. In this book chapter, we provide a taxonomy of power management and power control algorithms and protocols for wireless networks. We start with a description of energy consumption characteristics of wireless devices, and identify the power consumed in the wireless transmitters essentially consists of two parts: power consumed by the radio electronic and power consumed in the RF output. To save power, one can either turn off the radio electronic and put wireless devices into the power saving mode at appropriate times, or adjust the RF output power (and hence the wireless transmission range) subject to maintaining network connectivity and bi-directionality. The former techniques are termed as power management, while the latter power

Rong Zheng; Jennifer C. Hou; Ning Li

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Information Transfer with Opportunistic Energy Harvesting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy harvesting is a promising solution to prolong the operation of energy-constrained wireless networks. In particular, scavenging energy from ambient radio signals, namely wireless energy harvesting (WEH), has recently drawn significant attention. In this paper, we consider a point-to-point wireless link over the flat-fading channel subject to the time-varying co-channel interference. It is assumed that the receiver has no fixed power supplies and thus needs to replenish energy via WEH from the unintended interference and/or the intended signal sent by the transmitter. We further assume a single-antenna receiver that can only decode information or harvest energy at any given time due to the practical circuit limitation. As a result, it is important to investigate when the receiver should switch between the two modes of information decoding (ID) and energy harvesting (EH), based on the instantaneous channel and interference conditions. In this paper, we derive the optimal mode switching rule at the receive...

Liu, Liang; Chua, Kee-Chaing

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Charging System for Electric Vehicles  

Technology Summary ORNL researchers have made wireless power transfer more efficient by using an air core ... communication system in the wireless charging apparatus.

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Cellular / wireless LAN repeater system by wireless optical link with optical power supply  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless market, such as cellular systems and wireless LAN, becomes huge and is still expanding. Since operational frequency and transmission bit rate are increasing, much more base stations or access points are necessary to overcome capacity and link ... Keywords: RoF, cellular system, optical power transmission, optical transmission, wireless

Nobuo Nakajima; Naohiro Yokota

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-efficient Design of Multi-Gbps Wireless Baseband  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

power consumption is critical for the battery-based devices.power consumption, which shows the Figure 1.2: Wireless communications between mobile devices.power consumption is a critical limitation in a system for mobile devices,

Park, Ji-Hoon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a photovoltaic power supply for wireless sensor networks.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report examines the design process of a photovoltaic (solar) based power supply for wireless sensor networks. Such a system stores the energy produced by an array of photovoltaic cells in a secondary (rechargeable) battery that in turn provides power to the individual node of the sensor network. The goal of such a power supply is to enable a wireless sensor network to have an autonomous operation on the order of years. Ideally, such a system is as small as possible physically while transferring the maximum amount of available solar energy to the load (the node). Within this report, there is first an overview of current solar and battery technologies, including characteristics of different technologies and their impact on overall system design. Second is a general discussion of modeling, predicting, and analyzing the extended operation of a small photovoltaic power supply and setting design parameters. This is followed by results and conclusions from the testing of a few basic systems. Lastly, some advanced concepts that may be considered in order to optimize future systems will be discussed.

Harvey, Matthew R.; Kyker, Ronald D.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fair Coalitions for Power-Aware Routing in Wireless Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several power-aware routing schemes have been developed for wireless networks under the assumption that nodes are willing to sacrifice their power reserves in the interest of the network as a whole. But, in several applications of practical utility, ... Keywords: Wireless communication, algorithm design and analysis, energy-aware systems and routing.

Ratul K. Guha; Carl A. Gunter; Saswati Sarkar

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards greener wireless transmission: Efficient power amplifier design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power budget of a transmitter is critically dependent on the design of the Power Amplifier (PA). Different applications require widely different values for the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (E.I.R.P). These values range from as low as -20 dBm ... Keywords: frequency 400 MHz to 2.25 GHz, greener wireless transmission, power amplifier design, highly efficient wireless power transmission, class-C amplifier, switched-capacitor PA, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing modulation

K. Natarajan; Sangmin Yoo; D. J. Allstot; J. S. Walling

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The second quarter of the project was dedicated to convert the conceptual designs for the wireless tool and power generator into mechanical and electrical drawings as well as software code to create the new system. The tasks accomplished during this report period were: (1) Basic mechanical design for the wireless communications system was created and the detailed drawings were started. (2) Basic design for the power generator system was created and the detailed machining drawings were started. The generator design was modified to provide a direct action between the wellbore fluid flow and the piezoelectric stack to generate energy. The new design eliminates the inefficiencies related to picking up outside the tubing wall the pressure fluctuations occurring inside the tubing walls. (3) The new piezoelectric acoustic generator design was created and ordered from the manufacturer. The system will be composed of 40 ceramic wafers electrically connected in parallel and compressed into a single generator assembly. (4) The acoustic two-way communications requirements were also defined and the software and hardware development were started. (5) The electrical hardware development required to transmit information to the surface and to receive commands from the surface was started.

Paul Tubel

2003-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Physically-based models of low-power wireless links using signal power simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose deriving wireless simulation models from experimental traces of radio signal strength. Because experimental traces have holes due to packet losses, we explore two algorithms for filling the gaps in lossy experimental traces. Using completed ... Keywords: Burstiness, Low-power wireless networks, Sensor networks, Signal strength, Wireless link simulation

Tal Rusak; Philip Levis

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The "Other" Energy in Buildings: Wireless Power Metering of Plug...  

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The "Other" Energy in Buildings: Wireless Power Metering of Plug-in Devices in Building 90 and Homes Speaker(s): Steven Lanzisera Date: June 17, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122...

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Initial Requirements for Wireless Sensors in Power Plant Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI technical update report is a product of an effort to examine the suitability of certain wireless technology for deployment in a power plant environment. Specifically, the report details some of the initial processes involved in gathering requirements for wireless sensors, and presents some initial results.BackgroundPower plant equipment and systems require instrumentation to operate efficiently, to detect and prevent equipment faults, and to support ...

2013-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Consumption Trade-offs for Wireless Audio Access  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper studies the power consumption and tradeoffs of a wearable device playing audio streamed over a wireless connection. Our experimental platform is a credit card sized device, capable of receiving, decoding, and playing compressed audio. We present the power consumption of four audio decoders and four Wireless LAN cards under various conditions. Decod- ing MP3 files takes just 26 mW of processor power. The best Wireless LAN card (WaveLAN) consumes 74 mW when idle, and an additional 1.1 mJ/Kb when receiving data. By combining the decoding cost for several compression algorithms and the corresponding wireless link cost we determine the optimal con- figuration (MP3 with WaveLAN).

Johan Pouwelse; Koen Langendoen; Henk Sips

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Wireless Sensors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A wireless sensor system is proposed for a targeted deployment in civil infrastructures (namely bridges) to help mitigate the growing problem of deterioration of civil infrastructures. The sensor motes are self-powered via a novel magnetic shape memory alloy (MSMA) energy harvesting material and a low-frequency, low-power rectifier multiplier (RM). Experimental characterizations of the MSMA device and the RM are presented. A study on practical implementation of a strain gauge sensor and its application in the proposed sensor system are undertaken and a low-power successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) is presented. The SAR ADC was fabricated and laboratory characterizations show the proposed low-voltage topology is a viable candidate for deployment in the proposed sensor system. Additionally, a wireless transmitter is proposed to transmit the SAR ADC output using on-off keying (OOK) modulation with an impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) transmitter (TX). The RM and SAR ADC were fabricated in ON 0.5 micrometer CMOS process. An alternative transmitter architecture is also presented for use in the 3-10GHz UWB band. Unlike the IR-UWB TX described for the proposed wireless sensor system, the presented transmitter is designed to transfer large amounts of information with little concern for power consumption. This second method of data transmission divides the 3-10GHz spectrum into 528MHz sub-bands and "hops" between these sub-bands during data transmission. The data is sent over these multiple channels for short distances (?3-10m) at data rates over a few hundred million bits per second (Mbps). An UWB TX is presented for implementation in mode-I (3.1-4.6GHz) UWB which utilizes multi-band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) to encode the information. The TX was designed and fabricated using UMC 0.13 micrometer CMOS technology. Measurement results and theoretical system level budgeting are presented for the proposed UWB TX.

Wardlaw, Jason

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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www.SciAm.com SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 41 Wireless Power  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- out adding greenhouse gases to the atmo- sphere, but solar power is significantly more expensive than- Sun Power Gets a Boost A stolen idea from the plant world could improve prospects for solar powerwww.SciAm.com SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 41 Wireless Power Drug Delivery Sustainable Fuels Toxic

Hay, Bruce A.

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ATPC: adaptive transmission power control for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extensive empirical studies presented in this paper confirm that the quality of radio communication between low power sensor devices varies significantly with time and environment. This phenomenon indicates that the previous topology control solutions, ... Keywords: adaptive, feedback, link quality, transmission power control, wireless sensor network

Shan Lin; Jingbin Zhang; Gang Zhou; Lin Gu; John A. Stankovic; Tian He

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Characterization of a Novel Battery-less, Solar Powered Wireless Tag for Enhanced-Range  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design and Characterization of a Novel Battery-less, Solar Powered Wireless Tag for Enhanced.Vyas@gatech.edu Abstract-- In this paper, a novel wireless "Battery-less Solar Powered Wireless Tag" with an enhanced range" and "ubiquitous wireless networks". This paper introduces a novel battery-less solar powered wireless tag

Tentzeris, Manos

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Self-powered wireless sensor system using MEMS piezoelectric micro power generator (PMPG)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A thin-film lead zirconate titanate, Pb(Zr,Ti)03, MEMS Piezoelectric Micro Power Generator (PMPG) has been integrated with a commercial wireless sensor node (Telos), to demonstrate a self-powered RF temperature sensor ...

Xia, YuXin, M.B.A. Sloan School of Management.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Context-for-wireless: context-sensitive energy-efficient wireless data transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ubiquitous connectivity on mobile devices will enable numerous new applications in healthcare and multimedia. We set out to check how close we are towards ubiquitous connectivity in our daily life. The findings from our recent field-collected data from ... Keywords: context-for-wireless, energy-efficient wireless, multiple wireless interfaces

Ahmad Rahmati; Lin Zhong

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey of Wireless Communications for the Electric Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifetime Prediction for Supercapacitor-powered Wireless Sensor Nodes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Turau, Volker

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Power control schemes in wireless sensor networks for homecare e-health applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power control is an important research topic for ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). In today's sophisticated and competitive wireless environment, the control of the energy consumption in a WSN for homecare e-health makes it possible to guarantee ... Keywords: homecare e-health, low-energy consumption, power control, wireless sensor networks

Nikolaos A. Pantazis; Dimitrios D. Vergados; Nikolaos I. Miridakis; Dimitrios J. Vergados

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PowerTOSSIM z: realistic energy modelling for wireless sensor network environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy continues to be the key constraint in wireless sensor networks. We review existing methods for estimating software power consumption and battery modelling, as applied to embedded systems such as Wireless Sensor Networks. We consider current developments ... Keywords: MICAz, PowerTOSSIM, TOSSIM, TinyOS 2, energy model, non-linear battery model, wireless sensor networks

Enrico Perla; Art Ó Catháin; Ricardo Simon Carbajo; Meriel Huggard; Ciarán Mc Goldrick

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current status of CMOS low voltage and low power wireless IC designs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper surveys recent research on CMOS low voltage and low power IC designs for wireless applications. Advancements and challenges in using nanometer IC processes are addressed, and the impacts of device scaling on wireless systems are discussed. ... Keywords: CMOS, Integrated Circuits (IC), Low-Power, Low-Voltage, Nanometer, Radio Frequency (RF), Sub-1V, Wireless

Tommy K. Tsang; Mourad N. El-Gamal; Krzysztof Iniewski; Kenneth A. Townsend; James W. Haslett; Yanjie Wang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint optimisation for power control, scheduling and routing algorithms in the infrastructure wireless mesh network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance optimisation model for the IEEE 802.16 standard based wireless mesh network is presented and a joint optimisation method is proposed as the sub-optimal solution strategy, in which the power control, scheduling and routing algorithms ... Keywords: IEEE 80216, WMN, network throughput, performance optimisation, power control, routing, scheduling, simulation, wireless mesh networks, wireless networks

Mugen Peng; Yingjie Wang; Kun Wang; Wenbo Wang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

power consumptions which are approximately standard for a specific devicepower consumption and thereby prolong the system lifetime of battery powered wireless devices,

Sarkar, Mahasweta

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer Enhancement in Thermoelectric Power Generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Heat transfer plays an important role in thermoelectric (TE) power generation because the higher the heat-transfer rate from the hot to the cold side of… (more)

Hu, Shih-yung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The first quarter of the Downhole Power Generation and Wireless Communications for Intelligent Completions Applications was characterized by the evaluation and determination of the specifications required for the development of the system for permanent applications in wellbores to the optimization of hydrocarbon production. The system will monitor and transmit in real time pressure and temperature information from downhole using the production tubing as the medium for the transmission of the acoustic waves carrying digital information. The most common casing and tubing sizes were determined by interfacing with the major oil companies to obtain information related to their wells. The conceptual design was created for both the wireless gauge section of the tool as well as the power generation module. All hardware for the wireless gauge will be placed in an atmospheric pressure chamber located on the outside of a production tubing with 11.4 centimeter (4-1/2 inch) diameter. This mounting technique will reduce cost as well as the diameter and length of the tool and increase the reliability of the system. The power generator will use piezoelectric wafers to generate electricity based on the flow of hydrocarbons through an area in the wellbore where the tool will be deployed. The goal of the project is to create 1 Watt of power continuously.

Paul Tubel

2003-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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CoolSpots: Reducing the Power Consumption of Wireless Mobile Devices with Multiple Radio Interfaces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CoolSpots enable a wireless mobile device to automatically switch between multiple radio interfaces, such as WiFi and Bluetooth, in order to increase battery lifetime. The main contribution of this work is an exploration of the policies that enable a system to switch among these interfaces, each with diverse radio characteristics and different ranges, in order to save power – supported by detailed quantitative measurements. The system and policies do not require any changes to the mobile applications themselves, and changes required to existing infrastructure are minimal. Results are reported for a suite of commonly used applications, such as file transfer, web browsing, and streaming media, across a range of operating conditions. Experimental validation of the CoolSpot system on a mobile research platform shows substantial energy savings: more than a 50 % reduction in energy consumption of the wireless subsystem is possible, with an associated increase in the effective battery lifetime.

Trevor Pering; Yuvraj Agarwal; Rajesh Gupta; Comm Power

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The third quarter of the project was dedicated to creating the detailed design for the manufacturing of the mechanical system for wireless communications and the power generation module. Another emphasis for the quarter was the development of the surface system and acoustic detector for the downhole tool for 2 way communications. The tasks accomplished during this report period were: (1) All detailed drawings for manufacturing of the wireless communications gauge and power generator were completed and the drawings were forward to a machine shop for manufacturing. (2) The power generator was incorporated to the mandrel of the wireless gauge reducing the length of the tool by 25% and manufacturing cost by about 35%. (3) The new piezoelectric acoustic generator was manufactured successfully and it was delivered during this quarter. The assembly provides a new technique to manufacture large diameter piezoelectric based acoustic generators. (4) The acoustic two-way communications development progressed significantly. The real time firmware for the surface system was developed and the processor was able to detect and process the data frame transmitted from downhole. The analog section of the tool was also developed and it is being tested for filtering capabilities and signal detection and amplification. (5) The new transformer to drive the piezoelectric wafer assembly was designed and manufactured. The transformer has been received and it will go through testing and evaluation during the next quarter.

Paul Tubel

2003-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Adapting Cognitive Radio Technology for Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Network Devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The application of wireless personal area network (WPAN) and simple point-to-point wireless communication devices has increased drastically both in private household and in our workspaces in general over the last decade. Combined with the fact that the ... Keywords: Cognitive radio, Dynamic spectrum access, Low-power, Medium access control, RFIC, Transceiver architecture, Wireless personal area network

John Rohde; Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demo: Achieving robust sensor networks through close coordination between narrow-band power line and low-power wireless communications  

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Sensor networks are increasingly available in home and industry automation applications. The use of battery-powered wireless sensor nodes eases network deployment, but the dynamic wireless medium, along with energy and bandwidth constraints, poses a ... Keywords: PLC, coordination, hybrid, robustness, wireless

Yanjun Sun; Sandeep Bhadra; Soon-Hyeok Choi; Minghua Fu; Xiaolin Lu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-Efficient Data Management for a Wireless Structural Monitoring System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A low-cost wireless sensing unit for installation in structural monitoring systems is proposed. To eliminate the high cost of installing cables widely used in conventional systems, each wireless sensing unit includes wireless radios for reliable communication of response measurements. With wireless radios consuming large amounts of power, battery preservation can be achieved by limiting the use of the wireless channel. This study explores two approaches to reducing the power demands of the wireless sensing unit. First, embedded engineering analyses are carried out by the sensing unit’s computational core to avoid transmission of long time-history records. Various engineering algorithms are encoded and executed using structural response data to illustrate the power saved in local data interrogation. Second, lossless data compression using Huffman coding is employed to reduce the size of data packets wirelessly transmitted.

J. P. Lynch; A. Sundararajan; K. H. Law; A. S. Kiremidjian; E. Carryer

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RFID TECHNOLOGY FOR AVI: FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF A WIRELESS SOLAR POWERED E-ZPASS1  

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- 1 - RFID TECHNOLOGY FOR AVI: FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF A WIRELESS SOLAR POWERED E-ZPASS®1 TAG READER solar powered E-ZPass tag readers were deployed and tested at two locations in upstate New York). EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY The wireless, solar powered E-ZPass tag readers were developed and deployed by RPI

Mitchell, John E.

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Solar-powered WirelessMesh Networksfor Environmental Monitoring Torsten Braun, Thomas Staub, Benjamin Nyffenegger  

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Solar-powered WirelessMesh Networksfor Environmental Monitoring Torsten Braun, Thomas Staub the development and experiencesof a solar-power driven wirelessmesh network for connectingsensorsin rural is available. II. SOLAR-POWER DRIVEN WIRELESS MESH NETWORK DEPLYOMENT AND OPERATION In a technology project

Braun, Torsten

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Utilizing Solar Power in Wireless Sensor Networks Thiemo Voigt, Hartmut Ritter, Jochen Schiller  

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Utilizing Solar Power in Wireless Sensor Networks Thiemo Voigt, Hartmut Ritter, Jochen Schiller propose to utilize solar power in wireless sensor networks, establishing a topology where ­ changing over show that both protocols provide significant energy savings when utilizing solar power. The paper shows

Voigt, Thiemo

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Adaptive sensing and optimal power allocation for wireless video sensors with sigma-delta imager  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider optimal power allocation for wireless video sensors (WVSs), including the image sensor subsystem in the system analysis. By assigning a power-rate-distortion (P-R-D) characteristic for the image sensor, we build a comprehensive P-R-D optimization ... Keywords: image sensors, power-rate-distortion (P-R-D), resource management, sigma-delta (?Delta;) modulation, wireless video

Mališa Marijan; Ilker Demirkol; Danijel Mari?i?; Gaurav Sharma; Željko Ignjatovi?

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Latency-sensitive power control for wireless ad-hoc networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate the impact of power control on latency in wireless ad-hoc networks. If transmission power is increased, interference increases, thus reducing network capacity. A node sending/relaying delay-sensitive real-time application traffic can, ... Keywords: ad-hoc networks, latency, medium access control, network connectivity, power control, wireless networks

Mohamed R. Fouad; Sonia Fahmy; Gopal Pandurangan

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-power TinyOS tuned processor platform for wireless sensor network motes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we describe a low-power processor platform for use in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) nodes (motes). WSN motes are small, battery-powered devices comprised of a processor, sensors, and a radio frequency transceiver. It is expected that ... Keywords: Embedded system design, Wireless Sensor Network, hardware-software codesign, low power processor

R. K. Raval; C. H. Fernandez; C. J. Bleakley

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power transfer through strongly coupled resonances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using self-resonant coils in a strongly coupled regime, we experimentally demonstrate efficient non-radiative power transfer over distances of up to eight times the radius of the coils. We use this system to transfer 60W ...

Kurs, André

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development program for heat balance analysis fuel to steam efficiency boiler and data wireless transfer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research aim to improve a combustion system of boiler within increase combustion efficiency and use all out of the energy. The large boilers were used in the industrial factories which consume a lot of energy for production. By oil and gas fuel ... Keywords: boiler, cogeneration energy, heat balance, steam efficiency, wireless data transfer

Nattapong Phanthuna; Warunee Srisongkram; Sunya Pasuk; Thaweesak Trongtirakul

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadcast routing in wireless sensor networks with dynamic power management and multi-coverage backbones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a wireless sensor network (WSN), nodes are power constrained. As a consequence, protocols must be energy efficient to prolong the network lifetime while keeping some quality-of-service (QoS) requirements. In WSNs, most protocols resort to the broadcast ... Keywords: Battery capacity recovery, Battery model, Dynamic power management, Multi-coverage backbones, Topology control, Wireless sensor networks

Paulo Sérgio Sausen; Marco Aurélio Spohn; Angelo Perkusich

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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and implementation of hybrid solar electromagnetic energy harvesters and iv) a low power DC-DC converter circuitsSWAP Project: Beyond the State of the Art on Harvested Energy-Powered Wireless Sensors Platform of wireless sensor nodes with energy scavenging capabilities. Our design will include novel energy scavenging

Rossi, Michele

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Implementation and Testing of an Elastic Strain Powered Wireless Sensing System for Energy-Autonomous Applications  

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This paper presents implementation and testing of an elastic strain powered wireless sensing system for energy-autonomous applications. The system harvests strain energy from a vibrating structure and convert it into usable electrical energy for powering ... Keywords: strain energy, piezoelectric generator, wireless sensor communication node, structural health monitoring, energy-aware interface

Alessandro Giuliano, Vlad Marsic, Meiling Zhu

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-power/low-voltage RF microsystems for wireless sensors networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents radio-frequency (RF) microsystems (MSTs) composed by low-power devices for use in wireless sensors networks (WSNs). The RF CMOS transceiver is the main electronic system and its power consumption is a critical issue. Two RF CMOS transceivers ... Keywords: RF CMOS transceiver, RF microsystems, Wireless sensors networks

J. P. Carmo; J. H. Correia

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Novel, Battery-less, Solar Powered Wireless Tag for Enhanced Range Remote Tracking Applications  

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Design of a Novel, Battery-less, Solar Powered Wireless Tag for Enhanced Range Remote Tracking introduces a novel battery-less solar powered wireless tag for remote tracking application. A combination and Microwave/antenna design are utilized to establish an asynchronous wireless link between the solar powered

Tentzeris, Manos

65

Selective inductive powering system for paper computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a method of selective wireless power transferring for paper computing. The novelty of this method lies in the power transmitter can be controlled to selectively activate different receivers in the context of wireless power transferring with ... Keywords: paper computing, selective wireless power

Kening Zhu; Hideaki Nii; Owen Noel Newton Fernando; Adrian David Cheok

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Centralized and distributed power allocation in multi-user wireless relay networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal power allocation for multi-user amplify- and-forward wireless relay networks in which multiple source-destination pairs are assisted by a set of relays is investigated. Two relay power allocation strategies based ...

Le, Long Bao

67

Transfer function identification in power system applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an introduction to concepts and applications of transfer function identification in power systems. The paper begins with a brief introduction to transfer function identification methods using least-squares approaches and then discusses applications which include SVC's, model validation applications, and software validation. A comparison is also made between eigenvalues obtained from transfer function identification and small signal analysis. Methods for testing the validity of identified transfer functions are also discussed.

Smith, J.R.; Fatehi, F.; Woods, C.S. (Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)); Hauer, J.F. (Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)); Trudnowski, D.J. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (United States))

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Scheduling for Multi-Hop Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

wireless communica- tions: Scaling laws and optimal operation,”wireless networks are particularly useful for first responders for disaster relief, and military operationswireless network is particularly useful for first responders for disaster relief, and military operations

Yu, Yuan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

A Compact Wireless Charging System for Electric Vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a compact high efficiency wireless power transfer system has been designed and developed. The detailed gate drive design, cooling system design, power stage development, and system assembling are presented. The successful tests verified the feasibility of wireless power transfer system to achieve over-all 90% efficiency.

Ning, Puqi [ORNL; Miller, John M [ORNL; Onar, Omer C [ORNL; White, Cliff P [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy estimator for weather forecasts dynamic power management of wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emerging Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) consist of spatially distributed autonomous sensors. Although an embedded battery has limited autonomy, most WSNs outperform this drawback by harvesting ambient energy from the environment. Nevertheless, this external ... Keywords: design tools, dynamic power management, weather forecasts, wireless sensor networks

Nicolas Ferry; Sylvain Ducloyer; Nathalie Julien; Dominique Jutel

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Energy-neutral scheduling and forwarding in environmentally-powered wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In environmentally-powered wireless sensor networks (EPWSNs), low latency wakeup scheduling and packet forwarding is challenging due to dynamic duty cycling, posing time-varying sleep latencies and necessitating the use of dynamic wakeup schedules. We ... Keywords: Dynamic duty cycling, Dynamic wakeup scheduling, Energy-harvesting, Routing, Sleep latency, Wireless sensor network

Alvin C. Valera; Wee-Seng Soh; Hwee-Pink Tan

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Opportunistic routing in wireless sensor networks powered by ambient energy harvesting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy consumption is an important issue in the design of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) which typically rely on portable energy sources like batteries for power. Recent advances in ambient energy harvesting technologies have made it possible for sensor ... Keywords: Energy harvesting, Opportunistic routing, Wireless sensor networks

Zhi Ang Eu; Hwee-Pink Tan; Winston K. G. Seah

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Wireless multimedia sensor and actor networks for the next generation power grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrical power grid is undergoing a major renovation, to meet the power quality and power availability demands of the 21st century. The new power grid, which is also called as the smart grid, aims to integrate the recent technological advancements ... Keywords: Electrical power grid, Smart grid, Wireless multimedia sensor and actor network

Melike Erol-Kantarci; Hussein T. Mouftah

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced heat transfer for thermionic power modules  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The thermionic power module is capable of operating at very high heat fluxes, which in turn serve to reduce capital costs. The most efficient operation also requires uniform heat fluxes. The development of enhanced heat transfer systems is required to meet the demand for high heat fluxes (>20 w/cm/sup 2/) at high temperatures (>1500K) which advanced thermionic power modules place upon combustion systems. Energy transfer from the hot combustion gases may take place by convection, radiation, or a combination of radiation and convection. Enhanced convective heat transfer with a jet impingement system has been demonstrated in a thermionic converter. The recently-developed cellular ceramic radiative heat transfer system has also been applied to a thermionic converter. By comparing the jet impingement and cellular ceramic radiative heat transfer systems, an appropriate system may be selected for utilization in advanced thermionic power modules. Results are reported.

Johnson, D.C.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery-free Wireless Sensor Network For Advanced Fossil-Fuel Based Power Generation  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes technical progress achieved during the project supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-FG26-07NT4306. The aim of the project was to conduct basic research into battery-free wireless sensing mechanism in order to develop novel wireless sensors and sensor network for physical and chemical parameter monitoring in a harsh environment. Passive wireless sensing platform and five wireless sensors including temperature sensor, pressure sensor, humidity sensor, crack sensor and networked sensors developed and demonstrated in our laboratory setup have achieved the objective for the monitoring of various physical and chemical parameters in a harsh environment through remote power and wireless sensor communication, which is critical to intelligent control of advanced power generation system. This report is organized by the sensors developed as detailed in each progress report.

Yi Jia

2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Power-Rate-Distortion Analysis Of Wireless Visual Sensor Network.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The emergence of low-cost and mature technologies in wireless communication, visual sensor devices, and digtial signal processing, facilitates the potential of wirelss sensor networks (WSN).… (more)

Shaw, William

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Dynamic power allocation and routing for satellite and wireless networks with time varying channels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Satellite and wireless networks operate over time varying channels that depend on attenuation conditions, power allocation decisions, and inter-channel interference. In order to reliably integrate these systems into a high ...

Neely, Michael J. (Michael James), 1975-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Wireless sensor network node with asynchronous architecture and vibration harvesting micro power generator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents recent advances in the development of a microsystem designed to be part of a wireless sensor network. This microsystem is developed with two particular technologies: asynchronous circuits and ambient energy harvesting power generator. ...

Yasser Ammar; Aurélien Buhrig; Marcin Marzencki; Benoît Charlot; Skandar Basrour; Karine Matou; Marc Renaudin

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Analysis of Micro-Solar Power Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design and Analysis of Micro-Solar Power Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks Jaein Jeong, Xiaofan and the power they obtain from their environment. Several micro-solar powered designs have been developed prominent designs of micro-solar power systems (Heliomote and Trio), and interpret the results to propose

Culler, David E.

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A Scheduling Algorithm for Consistent Monitoring Results with Solar Powered High-Performance Wireless Embedded Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Scheduling Algorithm for Consistent Monitoring Results with Solar Powered High but critical task for solar powered wireless high power embedded systems. Our algorithm relies on an energy Few bytes per second Up to 2MB per second Peak power (mW) 198 2200 Solar harvesting is one of the most

Simunic, Tajana

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Wireless charging of lighting gadgets using low Q resonant coupling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless power transfer for lighting gadgets on a table top using low Q resonant coupling is realized. Using distributed capacitances across the transmitter and receiving coils and the inherent resistances of the wires, the coil acts as a tuned LC circuit. ... Keywords: WiTricity, resonant inductive coupling, wireless power transfer

Hema Ramachandran; G. R. Bindu

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum power allocation for cooperative routing in multihop wireless networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the limited energy supplies of nodes, in many applications like wireless sensor networks, energy-efficiency is crucial for extending the lifetime of these networks. We study the routing problem for multihop wireless ad hoc networks based on cooperative ...

Behrouz Maham; Are Hjørungnes

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized power-aware routing in linear wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy-efficency is a key concern when designing protocols for wireless sensor networks (WSN). This is of particular importance in commercial applications where demonstrable return on investment is a crucial factor. One such commercial application that ... Keywords: energy efficiency, linear topology, localized protocol, routing, wireless sensor network

Marco Zimmerling; Waltenegus Dargie; Johnathan M. Reason

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The development work during this quarter was focused in the test of the wireless gauge in a well. The tool was sent to Halliburton for a test. The company indicated that the test well was not available for 4 months and the company was not able to schedule a test of the wireless gauge in its test well. The tool was returned to Tubel Tech's facility in The Woodlands. Tubel Tech is looking for a new test well to deploy the wireless gauge to complete the requirements for the DOE.

Paul Tubel

2005-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Downhole Power Generation and Wireless Communications for Intelligent Completions Applications  

SciTech Connect

Tubel Tech has been working with the DoE Rocky Mountain test center to create a CRADA which will allow Tubel Tech to test its wireless gauge in a well at the test center. The CRADA agreement should be completed by the next quarter and Tubel Tech expects to perform the final test on this project during the next quarter as well. The wireless gauge has not been modified or upgraded during this report period.

Paul Tubel

2005-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

86

Designing BEE: a hardware emulation engine for signal processing in low-power wireless applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the design of a large-scale emulation engine and an application example from the field of low-power wireless devices. The primary goal of the emulator is to support design space exploration of real-time algorithms. The emulator is ... Keywords: FPGA, design flow, hardware emulation, low power, rapid prototyping

Kimmo Kuusilinna; Chen Chang; M. Josephine Ammer; Brian C. Richards; Robert W. Brodersen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Product Applications for Utilities: Technical Services for Power Utilities in Wireless Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless technology applications are abundant, with products and services ranging from two-way paging to Personal Communications Services (PCS) to low cost satellite data transmission. With this in mind, utilities are encouraged to develop relationships and business arrangements with telecommunication companies--relationships that can benefit both industries. These arrangements promise to streamline utility operations and, in selected cases, create new businesses and provide sources of revenue for utilit...

1997-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

88

Low power wireless sensor networks in industrial environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current situation in Spanish municipal solid waste is a reason of concern for the society because the consumption habits of modern consumer lifestyles are causing a huge waste problem. Last investigations show generation of polluting emissions, not ... Keywords: MicaZ, heliomote, landfill monitoring, solid waste emissions, wireless sensor networks

Roberto Fernández-Martínez; J. Ordieres; A. Gonzalez-Marcos

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Latency of wireless sensor networks with uncoordinated power saving mechanisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider a wireless sensor network, where nodes switch between an active (on) and a sleeping (off) mode, to save energy. The basic assumptions are that the on/off schedules are completely uncoordinated and that the sensors are distributed according ... Keywords: continuum percolation, first passage percolation, sensor networks

Olivier Dousse; Petteri Mannersalo; Patrick Thiran

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The wireless gauge has not been modified or upgraded during this report period. Tubel Tech is working with the DoE Rocky Mountain test center to create a CRADA to allow Tubel Tech to test its tool in a well at the test center.

Paul Tubel

2005-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

91

Wireless capacity with oblivious power in general metrics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The capacity of a wireless network is the maximum possible amount of simultaneous communication, taking interference into account. Formally, we treat the following problem. Given is a set of links, each a sender-receiver pair located in a metric space, ...

Magnús M. Halldórsson; Pradipta Mitra

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis of Battery Power Management Schemes in Wireless Mobile Balakrishna J. Prabhu, A. Chockalingam and Vinod Sharma  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Performance Analysis of Battery Power Management Schemes in Wireless Mobile Devices Balakrishna J Abstract--In this paper, we analyze the performance of battery power management schemes in wireless mobile devices using a queueing theory approach. We model the battery as a server with finite service capacity

Sharma, Vinod

93

Final Report Providing the Design for Low-Cost Wireless Current Transducer and Electric Power Sensor Prototype  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the design and development of a wireless current transducer and electric power sensor prototype. The report includes annotated schematics of the power sensor circuitry and the printed circuit board. The application program used to illustrate the functionality of the wireless sensors is described in this document as well.

Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Burghard, Brion J.; Reid, Larry D.

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

94

Beam power and angle adaptation in multibeam 2.5 Gbit/s spot diffusing mobile optical wireless system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobility can induce significant signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance degradation in optical wireless (OW) systems based on diffuse as well as spot-diffusing configurations. Two methods (beam angle and beam power adaptation) are introduced to the design ... Keywords: beam angle adaptation, diversity receiver, optical wireless communication, transmit power adaptation

Fuad E. Alsaadi; Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

A Prototype of Wireless Power and Data Acquisition System for Large Detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new prototype wireless data acquisition system has been developed with the intended application to read-out instrumentation systems having a large number of channels. In addition such system could be deployed in smaller detectors requiring increased mobility. The data acquisition and control system is based on 802.11n compliant hardware and protocols. In this paper we describe our case study with a single readout channel performed for a potential large detector containing photomultiplier tubes. The front-end circuitry, including a high-voltage power supply is powered wirelessly thus creating an all-wireless detector readout. The benchmarked performance of the prototype system and how a large scale implementation of the system might be realized are discussed.

P. De Lurgio; Z. Djurcic; G. Drake; R. Hashemian; A. Kreps; M. Oberling; T. Pearson; H. Sahoo

2013-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The "Other" Energy in Buildings: Wireless Power Metering of Plug-in  

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The "Other" Energy in Buildings: Wireless Power Metering of Plug-in The "Other" Energy in Buildings: Wireless Power Metering of Plug-in Devices in Building 90 and Homes Speaker(s): Steven Lanzisera Date: June 17, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Anita Estner Miscellaneous and electronic devices consume about one-third of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. Although these devices have been studied for 30 years, they are not as well understood as the other end-uses due to their great variety and difficulty in collecting representative energy data for them. This talk describes a method for collecting device-level energy use data for these devices using a relatively low-cost wireless mesh networking technology. Over 600 meters were deployed across B90 and three homes to

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Improved Wireless Power Transfer - Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

from an air core transformer loosely coupled to a storage battery. By reconfiguring the transformer and altering the resonance frequency, ...

98

Wireless power transfer for scaled electronic biomedical implants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

energy harvesting with aluminum nitride-based piezoelectricplates) or piezoelectric methods. Mechanical energy isenergy can be converted to and from acoustic waves using piezoelectric

Theilmann, Paul Thomas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear reactor power for an electrically powered orbital transfer vehicle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To help determine the systems requirements for a 300-kWe space nuclear reactor power system, a mission and spacecraft have been examined which utilize electric propulsion and this nuclear reactor power for multiple transfers of cargo between low Earth orbit (LEO) and geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO). A propulsion system employing ion thrusters and xenon propellant was selected. Propellant and thrusters are replaced after each sortie to GEO. The mass of the Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV), empty and dry, is 11,000 kg; nominal propellant load is 5000 kg. The OTV operates between a circular orbit at 925 km altitude, 28.5 deg inclination, and GEO. Cargo is brought to the OTV by Shuttle and an Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV); the OTV then takes it to GEO. The OTV can also bring cargo back from GEO, for transfer by OMV to the Shuttle. OTV propellant is resupplied and the ion thrusters are replaced by the OMV before each trip to GEO. At the end of mission life, the OTV's electric propulsion is used to place it in a heliocentric orbit so that the reactor will not return to Earth. The nominal cargo capability to GEO is 6000 kg with a transit time of 120 days; 1350 kg can be transferred in 90 days, and 14,300 kg in 240 days. These capabilities can be considerably increased by using separate Shuttle launches to bring up propellant and cargo, or by changing to mercury propellant.

Jaffe, L.; Beatty, R.; Bhandari, P.; Chow, E.; Deininger, W.; Ewell, R.; Fujita, T.; Grossman, M.; Kia, T.; Nesmith, B.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Delay Bounded Rate and Power Control in Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks  

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. In [3] solar energy was modeled as a Markov process after analysis of years of observed dataDelay Bounded Rate and Power Control in Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks R.A. Raghuvir and Dinesh Rajan Department of Electrical Engineering Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX 75275

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101

CMOS RF Power Amplifier Design for Wireless Communications  

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Kim, J. Laskar, "Power-combining Transformer Techniques forUsing a Novel On-Chip Transformer Power Combiner in StandardBroadband Power Amplifier With a Transformer-Based High-

FANG, Qiang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design of the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main NDE and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. CMU has fully designed every module in terms of the mechanical, electrical and software elements (architecture only). Substantial effort has gone into pre-prototyping to uncover mechanical, electrical and software issues for critical elements of the design. Design requirements for sensor-providers were also detailed and finalized and provided to them for inclusion in their designs. CMU is expecting to start 2006 with a detailed design effort for both mechanical and electrical components, followed by procurement and fabrication efforts in late winter/spring 2006. The assembly and integration efforts will occupy all of the spring and summer of 2006. Software development will also be a major effort in 2006, and will result in porting and debugging of code on the module- and train-levels in late summer and Fall of 2006. Final pipe mock-up testing is expected in late fall and early winter 2006 with an acceptance demonstration of the robot train (with a sensor-module mock-up) planned to DoE/NGA towards the end of 2006.

Susan Burkett; Hagen Schempf

2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

103

Available transfer capability calculation with transfer based static security-constrained optimal power flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In power market environment, available transfer capability (ATC) is an important index, indicating the amount of the further usable transmission capacity for commercial trading. ATC calculation is non-trivial when static security constraints are included. ... Keywords: available transfer capability (ATC), optimal power flow, power market, power system, static stability

M. Gandchi; M. Tarafdar Haque; A. Yazdanpanah

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Plugless Power Evatran_Wireless Charging fact sheet.xlsx  

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Coil (mm) Power Flow from Generation to Vehicle Operation Electricity Generation Electricity Distribution Electricity Step Down Transformer Commercial Residential Wiring...

105

Sleep and Wakeup Strategies in Solar-Powered Wireless Sensor/Mesh Networks: Performance Analysis and Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A queuing analytical model is presented to investigate the performances of different sleep and wakeup strategies in a solar-powered wireless sensor/mesh network where a solar cell is used to charge the battery in a sensor/mesh node. While the solar radiation ... Keywords: Solar-powered wireless sensor/mesh networks, sleep and wakeup strategies, queuing analysis, system utility, game theory.

Dusit Niyato; Ekram Hossain; Afshin Fallahi

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Microsoft PowerPoint - Wireless, Passive Ceramic Strain Sensors...  

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of turbines Turbine engines - key for energy generation and propulsion 2007 Energy Generation Statistics (DOE) 50% Major power generation techniques need turbine...

107

DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENT COMPLETIONS APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The development work during this quarter was focused in the assembly of the downhole power generator hardware and its electronics module. The quarter was also spent in the development of the surface system electronics and software to extract the acoustic data transmitted from downhole to the surface from the noise generated by hydrocarbon flow in wells and to amplify very small acoustic signals to increase the distance between the downhole tool and the surface receiver. The tasks accomplished during this report period were: (1) Assembly of the downhole power generator mandrel for generation of electrical power due to flow in the wellbore. (2) Test the piezoelectric wafers to assure that they are performing properly prior to integrating them to the mechanical power generator mandrel. (3) Coat the power generator wafers to prevent water from shorting the power generator wafers. (4) Test of the power generator using a water tower and an electric pump to create a water flow loop. (5) Test the power harvesting electronics module. (6) Upgrade the signal condition and amplification from downhole into the surface system. (7) Upgrade the surface processing system capability to process data faster. (8) Create a new filtering technique to extract the signal from noise after the data from downhole is received at the surface system.

Paul Tubel

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Wireless electrical power to sub-millimeter robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A sub-millimeter scale coil is investigated as an alternative means to power electronics for small-scale robots. The AC voltage is induced by time-varying magnetic field. FEM analysis of employing magnetic field concentrators to increase the field density ... Keywords: microfabrication, microrobotic manipulation, power generation

Robert A. Nawrocki; Dominic R. Frutiger; Richard M. Voyles; Bradley J. Nelson

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Energy harvesting by magnetostrictive material (MsM) for powering wireless sensors in SHM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new class of vibrational energy harvester based on Magnetostrictive material (MsM) Metglas 2605SC is designed, developed, and tested in building practical energy harvesting wireless sensor networks. Compared to piezoelectric material, Metglas 2605SC offers advantages including ultra-high energy conversion efficiency, high power density, longer life cycles without depolarization issue, and flexibility to operate in strong ambient vibrations. To enhance the energy conversion efficiency and shrink the size of the harvester, Metglas is annealed in the direction normal to the axial strain direction without the need of electromagnet for applying bias (static) magnetic field. To seamlessly integrate with a newly developed wireless sensor at NC State 1, a prototype design for the MsM harvester is proposed. An analytical model is developed for the harvesting using an equivalent electromechanical circuit. The model resulting in achievable output performances of the harvester powering a resistive load and charging a capacitive energy storage device, respectively, is quantitatively derived. An energy harvesting module, which powers a wireless sensor, stores excess energy in an ultracapacitor is designed on a printed circuit board (PCB) with dimension 25mm×35mm. The main functionalities of the circuit include a voltage quadrupler, a 3F ultracapacitor, and a smart regulator. The output DC voltage from the PCB can be adjusted within 2.0~5.5V. In experiments, the maximum output power and power density on the resistor can reach 200 µW and 900 µW/cm 3, respectively. For a working prototype, the average power and power

Lei Wang; F. G. Yuan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Microsoft PowerPoint - Wireless, Passive Ceramic Strain Sensors_An [Compatibility Mode]  

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June 13, 2013 June 13, 2013 Wireless, Passive Ceramic Strain Sensors for Turbine Engine Applications Gang Shao and Linan An Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 32816 2 Outline  Motivation  Strain Sensors - State of the Art  Objectives  Schedule and timelines  Accomplishment  Future Work  Summary 3 Motivation - applications of turbines  Turbine engines - key for energy generation and propulsion 2007 Energy Generation Statistics (DOE) ~50% Major power generation techniques need turbine engines 4 Motivation - need for wireless strain sensors  Many parts in turbine engines subjected to severe strain/stress in extreme environments  Strain sensors

111

Energy harvesting and wireless energy transmission for powering SHM sensor nodes  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we present a feasibility study of using energy harvesting and wireless energy transmission systems to operate SHM sensor nodes. The energy harvesting approach examines the use of kinetic energy harvesters to scavenge energy from the ambient sources. Acceleration measurements were made on a bridge, and serve as the basis for a series of laboratory experiments that replicate these sources using an electromagnetic shaker. We also investigated the use of wireless energy transmission systems to operate SHM sensor nodes. The goal of this investigation is to develop SHM sensing systems which can be permanently embedded in the host structure and do not require on-board power sources. This paper summarizes considerations needed to design such systems, experimental procedures and results, and additional issues that can be used as guidelines for future investigations.

Taylor, Stuart G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farinholt, Kevin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles R [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Powering mm-Size Wireless Implants for Brain-Machine Interfaces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

as well. Due to the wireless operation and the limited spacelink is needed. Complete wireless operation is preferred foroperation) [O’Driscoll09, Xiao10]. Table 1.2 summarizes representative wireless

Mark, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Microsoft PowerPoint - INL_Wireless Charging testing of Plugless...  

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Testing Results: PLUGLESS TM Wireless gov Testing Results: PLUGLESS Wireless Charging System by Evatran Group Inc. www.inl.g w Richard "Barney" Carlson October 2013 INL...

114

Throughput of Wireless Networks Powered by Energy Harvesting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Designing mobile devices for harvesting ambient energy such as kinetic activities or electromagnetic radiation (EMR) will enable mobile networks to self sustain besides alleviate global warming. The throughput of a mobile ad hoc network powered by energy harvesting is analyzed in this paper using a stochastic-geometry approach. The transmitters powered by energy harvesting are modeled as a Poisson point process (PPP); each transmits to a receiver at an unit distance using either a random-access protocol or the time-hopping multiple access (THMA) and satisfying an outage-probability constraint. Consider non-EMR energy harvesting where energy packets of random sizes arrive at a transmitter following a stationary random process. By applying Mapping Theorem, the network (spatial) throughput for random access and in the limit of a long harvesting interval is derived in simple closed-form functions of the energy-arrival rate, transmitter density and coding rate. These results show that the throughput of a sparse ne...

Huang, Kaibin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Wireless Power May Cut the Cord for Plug-In Devices, Including Cars1 by Will Ferguson for National Geographic News, abbreviated2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless Power May Cut the Cord for Plug-In Devices, Including Cars1 by Will Ferguson for National no power cord, a car fueled by a cordless panel in the floor:4 In a nondescript building just outside Boston, these and other applications of wireless electricity signal a future with fewer snaking5 cables.6

South Bohemia, University of

116

Throughput Optimal Policies for Energy Harvesting Wireless Transmitters with Non-Ideal Circuit Power  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Characterizing the fundamental tradeoffs for maximizing energy efficiency (EE) versus spectrum efficiency (SE) is a key problem in wireless communication. In this paper, we address this problem for a point-to-point additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel with the transmitter powered solely via energy harvesting from the environment. In addition, we assume a practical on-off transmitter model with non-ideal circuit power, i.e., when the transmitter is on, its consumed power is the sum of the transmit power and a constant circuit power. Under this setup, we study the optimal transmit power allocation to maximize the average throughput over a finite horizon, subject to the time-varying energy constraint and the non-ideal circuit power consumption. First, we consider the off-line optimization under the assumption that the energy arrival time and amount are a priori known at the transmitter. Although this problem is non-convex due to the non-ideal circuit power, we show an efficient optimal solution that in g...

Xu, Jie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Cross-domain (RF-analog-digital) techniques to enable power-friendly wireless transceivers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Multi-Hop Point-To-Point FDD Wireless Backhaul Networks,"the frequency division duplexing (FDD) scheme. Unfortunately

Gharavi, Sam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

High-power microwave LDMOS transistors for wireless data transmission technologies (Review)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fields of the application, structure, fabrication, and packaging technology of high-power microwave LDMOS transistors and the main advantages of these devices were analyzed. Basic physical parameters and some technology factors were matched for optimum device operation. Solid-state microwave electronics has been actively developed for the last 10-15 years. Simultaneously with improvement of old devices, new devices and structures are actively being adopted and developed and new semiconductor materials are being commercialized. Microwave LDMOS technology is in demand in such fields as avionics, civil and military radars, repeaters, base stations of cellular communication systems, television and broadcasting transmitters, and transceivers for high-speed wireless computer networks (promising Wi-Fi and Wi-Max standards).

Kuznetsov, E. V., E-mail: E.Kouzntsov@tcen.ru; Shemyakin, A. V. [Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, SMC Technological Center (Russian Federation)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

119

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the future, space solar power transmission and wireless power transmission will play an important role in gathering clean and infinite energy from space. The rectenna, i.e., a rectifying circuit combined with an antenna, is one of the most important components in the wireless power transmission system. To obtain high power and high output voltage, the use of a large rectenna array is necessary. Many novel rectennas and rectenna arrays for microwave and millimeter-wave wireless power transmission have been developed. Unlike the traditional rectifying circuit using a single diode, dual diodes are used to double the DC output voltage with the same circuit layout dimensions. The rectenna components are then combined to form rectenna arrays using different interconnections. The rectennas and the arrays are analyzed by using a linear circuit model. Furthermore, to precisely align the mainbeams of the transmitter and the receiver, a retrodirective array is developed to maintain high efficiency. The retrodirective array is able to track the incident wave and resend the signal to where it came from without any prior known information of the source location. The ultra-wideband radio has become one of the most important communication systems because of demand for high data-rate transmission. Hence, ultra-wideband antennas have received much attention in mobile wireless communications. Planar monopole ultra-wideband antennas for UHF, microwave, and millimeter-wave bands are developed, with many advantages such as simple structure, low cost, light weight, and ease of fabrication. Due to the planar structures, the ultra-wideband antennas can be easily integrated with other circuits. On the other hand, with an ultra-wide bandwidth, source power can be transmitted at different frequencies dependent on power availability. Furthermore, the ultra-wideband antenna can potentially handle wireless power transmission and data communications simultaneously. The technologies developed can also be applied to dual-frequency or the multi-frequency antennas. In this dissertation, many new rectenna arrays, retrodirective rectenna arrays, and ultra-wideband antennas are presented for microwave and millimeter-wave applications. The technologies are not only very useful for wireless power transmission and communication systems, but also they could have many applications in future radar, surveillance, and remote sensing systems.

Ren, Yu-Jiun

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Design, development, and performance evaluation of a low-cost, low-power wake-up radio system for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy-efficient operation is a challenge for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A common method employed for this purpose is duty-cycled operation, which extends battery lifetime yet incurs several types of energy wastes and challenges. A promising alternative ... Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, asynchronous, low-power, wake-up receiver

Joaquim Oller, Ilker Demirkol, Jordi Casademont, Josep Paradells

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

ADVANCED WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE ELECTRIC DEVICES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a wireless charging system for portable electric devices. The important impacts of wireless charging systems on the global environment are first examined, and the two basic methods for wireless charging are then explained. The feasibility of applying each method to the wireless charging system is also analyzed. In order to achieve a high efficiency and more precise control for the wireless power transfer, the technology of a contactless charging board is used in this research. Because the experiments operated base on an induction cooker, the basic structure of the induction cooker are explained. Then the strategy of controling the output power is given. Finally, comprehensive experiments with efficiency tests, effective distance tests, and how the location of the coil would affect those important factors are given. The result shows that the method of contactless charging board is reliable for portable electric devices to achieve a relatively high charging efficiency and an acceptable charging distance.

Liu, Jianyang

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Explorer-II: Wireless Self-Powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design, field-trial and Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) sensor evaluation program for the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The resulting robot-train system with CAD renderings of the individual modules. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. The prototype robot system was built and tested indoors and outdoors, outfitted with a Remote-Field Eddy Current (RFEC) sensor integrated as its main NDE sensor modality. An angled launcher, allowing for live launching and retrieval, was also built to suit custom angled launch-fittings from TDW. The prototype vehicle and launcher systems are shown. The complete system, including the in-pipe robot train, launcher, integrated NDE-sensor and real-time video and control console and NDE-data collection and -processing and real-time display, were demonstrated to all sponsors prior to proceeding into final field-trials--the individual components and setting for said acceptance demonstration are shown. The launcher-tube was also used to verify that the vehicle system is capable of operating in high-pressure environments, and is safely deployable using proper evacuating/purging techniques for operation in the po

Carnegie Mellon University

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

123

Power Performance Comparison of Heterogeneous  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce a new model for energy consumption evaluation based on experimental results obtained from various wireless network interfaces. Using this model, we can obtain an upper bound for the power consumption of the wireless network interfaces according to the duration of the communications and the amount of data transfered to and from the device.

Wireless Network Interfaces; Jean Lorchat

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Performance Analysis of Battery Power Management Schemes in Wireless Mobile Devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we analyze the performance of battery power management schemes in wireless mobile devices using a queueing theory approach. We model the battery as a server with finite service capacity and data packets as customers to be served. With an intent to exploit the recharging capability of the battery when left idle, we allow the battery to go on intentional vacations during which the battery can recharge itself. The recharge thus built up can effectively increase the number of customers served (in other words, battery life can be extended). Such improved battery life performance would, however, come at the expense of increased packet delay performance. We quantify the battery life gain versus delay performance trade-off in this approach through analysis and simulations. By considering a continuous recharge model of the battery, we derive expressions for the number of customers served and the mean delay for an M=GI=1 queueing system without and with server vacations. We show that allowing intentional vacations during busy periods helps to increase battery life, and that this approach can be beneficial when applied on traffic of delay-tolerant applications. We also propose a packet delay constrained power saving algorithm that will exploit the recharge phenomenon when packet delay constraints are imposed. I.

Balakrishna J. Prabhu; A. Chockalingam; Vinod Sharma

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

A power- and coverage-aware clustering scheme for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A common and critical operation for wireless sensor networks is data gathering. The efficient clustering of a sensor network that can save energy and improve coverage efficiency is an important requirement for many upper layer network functions. This ... Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, clustering, energy and coverage efficiency, high-uniformity, network lifetime

Liang Xue; Xin-Ping Guan; Zhi-Xin Liu; Qing-Chao Zheng

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)  

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Science Science Computing, Environment & Life Sciences Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Photon Sciences Physical Sciences & Engineering Energy Frontier Research Centers Science Highlights Postdoctoral Researchers Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Applications November 1, 2011 Tweet EmailPrint The current levelized cost of energy (LCOE) from concentrated solar power (CSP) is ~ $0.11/kWh. The U.S. Department of Energy has set goals to reduce this cost to ~$0.07/kWh with 6 hours of storage by 2015 and to ~$0.05/kWh with 16 hours of storage by 2020. To help meet these goals, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are working to improve the overall CSP plant efficiency by enhancing the thermophysical properties of heat transfer

127

Heat transfer research and power cycle transient modeling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fine axial flutes enhance heat transfer in vertical shell-and-tube exchangers with water inside the tubes and ammonia evaporating or condensing in layer flow on the shell side. Single-tube experiments with R-11 and ammonia indicate local shell-side coefficients 3 to 5 times those for corresponding smooth tubes. Single-tube experiments with water indicate that at moderate velocities the tube-side coefficients are enhanced by a factor equal to the ratio of fluted-to-smooth surface areas while the fluid friction is similarly increased. The experimental data are transformed into mean individual coefficients for ammonia and water. Overall coefficients for a particular case are presented to illustrate the efficacy of enhancement by flutes on one or both sides of the heat transfer surface. Means are described for using emerging data to predict the static and dynamic behavior of the power cycle and the interactions of components throughout the complete power plant.

Rothfus, R.R.; Neuman, C.P.

1977-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

128

Implementation Guideline for Wireless Networks and Wireless Equipment Condition Monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of wireless technology in industrial settings has undergone significant development. The benefits for its use in the nuclear power industry have motivated several member utilities to undertake significant implementation efforts. This report includes guidance for the implementation of a wireless network within a nuclear power plant, with a secondary emphasis on the use of wireless sensors for asset condition monitoring.

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

129

Using Wireless Power Meters to Measure Energy Use of Miscellaneous and Electronic Devices in Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Miscellaneous and electronic devices consume about one-third of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. Despite the success of policies, such as Energy Star, that promote more efficient miscellaneous and electronic products, much remains to be done to address the energy use of these devices if we are to achieve our energy and carbon reduction goals. Developing efficiency strategies for these products depends on better data about their actual usage, but very few studies have collected field data on the long-term energy used by a large sample of devices due to the difficulty and expense of collecting device-level energy data. This paper describes the development of an improved method for collecting device-level energy and power data using small, relatively inexpensive wireless power meters. These meters form a mesh network based on Internet standard protocols and can form networks of hundreds of metering points in a single building. Because the meters are relatively inexpensive and do not require manual data downloading, they can be left in the field for months or years to collect long time-series energy use data. In addition to the metering technology, we also describe a field protocol used to collect comprehensive, robust data on the miscellaneous and electronic devices in a building. The paper presents sample results from several case study buildings, in which all the plug-in devices for several homes were metered, and a representative sample of several hundred plug-in devices in a commercial office building were metered for several months.

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA; Brown, Richard; Lanzisera, Steven; Cheung, Hoi Ying (Iris); Lai, Judy; Jiang, Xiaofan; Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen; Taneja, Jay; Ortiz, Jorge; Culler, David

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

130

An enhanced load transfer scheme for power distribution systems connected with distributed generation sources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an enhanced load transfer scheme for power distribution systems connected with distributed generation sources. Load transfer is an important approach to improve the reliability of power distribution systems. The proposed load transfer ... Keywords: distributed generation source, distribution feeder, distribution system, interconnection, load transfer

Wen-Chih Yang; Wei-Tzer Huang

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Lower power RF transceiver modeling and design for wireless microsensor networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The design of wireless microsensor systems has gained increasing importance for a variety of civil and military applications. With the objective of providing short-range connectivity with significant fault tolerance, these ...

Wang, Andrew Yu, 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Energy-efficient geographic routing in environmentally powered wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current and potential applications of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) include military sensing, physical security, traffic surveillance, and environment monitoring, etc. Due to the fact that WSNs are composed of a large number of low-cost but energy ...

Kai Zeng; Wenjing Lou; Kui Ren; Patrick J. Moran

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Minimum Energy Transmission Over a Wireless Channel With Deadline and Power Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider optimal rate-control for energy-efficient transmission of data, over a time-varying channel, with packet-deadline constraints. Specifically, the problem scenario consists of a wireless transmitter with B units ...

Zafer, Murtaza

134

Wireless Sensor Application Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This guideline discusses the different wireless technologies in use today. Before wireless technologies were available, all the sensory connections and user interfaces in nuclear power plants had to be hard-wired. This was a limiting factor in developing a world-class condition-based maintenance (CBM) program. The wire runs were very expensive, and some equipment was in a remote or inaccessible location. With wireless technologies, adding continuous monitoring to equipment is often easy and inexpensive. ...

2002-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

135

Power Optimization of Wireless Media Systems With Space-Time Block Codes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to higher power consumption of mobile devices. Added to thisdevices, the power consumption of such devices is requiredhigher consumption of power in mobile devices. Power

Yousefi'zadeh, Homayoun; Jafarkhani, Hamid; Moshfeghi, Mehran

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Power optimization of wireless media systems with space-time block codes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to higher power consumption of mobile devices. Added to thisdevices, the power consumption of such devices is requiredhigher consumption of power in mobile devices. Power

Yousefi'zadeh, H; Jafarkhani, H; Moshfeghi, M

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Guidelines for Wireless Technology in Power Plants, Volume 1: Benefits and Considerations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is the first volume of a two-volume guidelines document prepared for the benefit of energy company personnel who are considering or undertaking the deployment of wireless technology in a nuclear plant setting. This volume, directed especially at business managers and other non-IT personnel, provides information to support decision making, planning, and the preparation of business cases. Volume 2 of the guidelines contains information targeted mainly towards individuals who will perform the ac...

2002-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

138

Guidelines for Wireless Technology in Power Plants, Volume 2: Implementation and Regulatory Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is the second volume of a two-volume guidelines document prepared for the benefit of energy company personnel who are considering or undertaking the deployment of wireless technology in a nuclear plant setting. This volume is directed primarily at technical personnel who will be involved in the actual implementation of the technology at a facility. Volume 1 of the guidelines contains information targeted mainly towards business managers.

2002-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

139

Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the 802.15.4 radio (for wireless operation) as well as thewireless sensor network protocol, significant power can be saved during network operations.

Mehta, Ankur Mukesh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Sustainable Microgrid for charging electric vehicles from on-road contactless power transfer systems:.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A sustainable microgrid for supplying power to electric vehicles (EVs) is investigated in this thesis. The energy produced by the microgrid would be directly transferred… (more)

Stamati, T.E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Aeroelastic Flutter Vibration Energy Harvesting The research seeks to develop novel energy harvesting devices for powering wireless sensors or other  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Task scheduling in an energy harvesting WSN for Structural Health Monitoring Literature Survey for an energy harvesting wireless sensor network (WSN). The adoption of wireless sensor networks in advanced by the usage of wireless communication and environmental energy harvesters (EH) [3]. However, adopting an EH

Hui, Chung-Yuen

142

Microsoft Word - 20110321_LTI_PPM_Tetra Tech_Cost Effective Wireless Application in Power Generation Markets.docx  

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11/1483 11/1483 Cost-Effective Wireless Application in the Power Generation Market 21 March, 2011 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or

143

Modeling the Behavior of an Electronically Switchable Directional Antenna for Wireless Sensor Networks.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Reducing power consumption is among the top concerns in Wireless Sensor Networks, as the lifetime of a Wireless Sensor Network depends on its power consumption.… (more)

Silase, Geletu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Extending the Battery-Powered Operating Time of a Wireless Environmental Monitoring System.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Advances in low-power microelectronics and sensor technologies have enabled the creation of sophisticated environmental monitoring systems capable of operating on battery power. Independence from a… (more)

Butler, Ross Matthew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

NREL: Technology Transfer - First Hybrid CSP-Coal Power Plant ...  

First Hybrid CSP-Coal Power Plant is Fired Up in Colorado July 23, 2010. On June 30, Xcel Energy began operating an experimental power plant near ...

146

Microsoft PowerPoint - PaulGottliebTechTransfer  

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

Procurement Directors Procurement Directors Conference Paul Gottlieb Assistant General Counsel for Tech. Transfer & IP 202-586-3439 (fax 2805) Paul.Gottlieb@HQ.DOE.GOV * Lab Tech Transfer EPact 2001 * Other Transaction: Range Fuels * EM awards * BioEnergy Research Centers Laboratory Tech Transfer: Recent Developments: EPACT Sec. 1001 - Secretary to appoint TT Coordinator - Establish Tech Transfer Working group of labs - Tech Commercialization Fund: 0.9 % of applied energy R&D budget to be used to provide matching funds with private partners to promote promising technologies for commercial purposes - Annual Tech Transfer Execution Plan Appointment of the Coordinator * Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Under Secretary for Science, appointed June 28, 2007 - (c) DUTIES OF THE COORDINATOR.-The Coordinator shall oversee-

147

Study of joint routing and wireless charging strategies in sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, wireless charging (a.k.a. wireless energy transferring) [3] has been recognized as a promising alternative to address the energy constraint challenge in wireless sensor networks. Comparing to the conventional energy conservation or harvesting ...

Zi Li; Yang Peng; Wensheng Zhang; Daji Qiao

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

The ISR Argus 500 system - control of the beam transfer power supplies by the Argus 500 computer operators manual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ISR Argus 500 system - control of the beam transfer power supplies by the Argus 500 computer operators manual

Kemp, D

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Electronicallyswitched directional antennas for low-power wireless networks: A prototype-driven evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—We study the benefits of electronically-switched directional (ESD) antennas in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). ESD antennas have proved beneficial in cellular and ad-hoc networks, by increasing the communication range and by alleviating contention in directions other than the destination. The advantages in WSNs are, however, still largely to be quantified. Unlike existing works in this field, we start by characterizing a real-world antenna prototype, and apply this to an existing WSN stack, which we adapt with minimal changes. Our results show that: i) the combination of a low-cost ESD antenna and a mainstream WSN stack already brings significant performance improvements, e.g., nearly halving the radio-on time per delivered packet; ii) the margin of improvement available to alternative clean-slate protocol designs is similarly large and concentrated in the control rather than the data plane; iii) by artificially modifying our antenna’s link-layer model, further potential benefits opened by different antenna designs may be available. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study providing such quantitative insights based on a real ESD antenna prototype and a complete WSN stack. I.

Luca Mottola; Thiemo Voigt; Gian Pietro Picco

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

On-chip hybrid power supply system for wireless sensor nodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the miniaturization of electronic devices, small size but high capacity power supply system appears to be more and more important. A hybrid power source, which consists of a fuel cell (FC) and a rechargeable battery, has the advantages of long lifetime ...

Wulong Liu; Yu Wang; Wei Liu; Yuchun Ma; Yuan Xie; Huazhong Yang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

An ultra low power ADC for wireless micro-sensor applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Autonomous micro-sensor nodes rely on low-power circuits to enable energy harvesting as a means of sustaining long-term, maintenance free operation. This work pursues the design of an ultra low-power analog-to-digital ...

Verma, Naveen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

A Local Metric for Geographic Routing with Power Control in Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

operating point of SNR that lies in the transitional region (where packet error rates are non state information. In particular, when electronic power is relatively low, the proposed algorithm can routing: the ratio of the product of the packet reception rate and distance improvement to the total power

Krishnamachari, Bhaskar

153

DOE Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Transfer  

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

Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Transfer Projects For Up to $67.6 Million DOE Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Transfer Projects For Up to $67.6 Million September 19, 2008 - 3:43pm Addthis WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced selections for negotiations of award under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids and Novel Thermal Storage Concepts for Concentrating Solar Power Generation. These 15 new projects, for up to approximately $67.6 million, will facilitate the development of lower-cost energy storage for concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. These projects support President Bush's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity

154

Power Allocation in Team Jamming Games in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work, we study the problem of power allocation in teams. Each team consists of two agents who try to split their available power between the tasks of communication and jamming the nodes of the other team. The agents have constraints on their total energy and instantaneous power usage. The cost function is the difference between the rates of erroneously transmitted bits of each team. We model the problem as a zero-sum differential game between the two teams and use {\\it{Isaacs'}} approach to obtain the necessary conditions for the optimal trajectories. This leads to a continuous-kernel power allocation game among the players. Based on the communications model, we present sufficient conditions on the physical parameters of the agents for the existence of a pure strategy Nash equilibrium (PSNE). Finally, we present simulation results for the case when the agents are holonomic.

Bhattacharya, Sourabh; Ba?ar, Tamer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

POWER EFFICIENT H.263 VIDEO TRANSMISSION OVER WIRELESS CHANNELS Xiaoan Lu, Yao Wang, and Elza Erkip  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

probability that a symbol is at bad state B), pB,G (transition probability from State B to G), N0,B and N0,G (noise powers at dif- ferent states) and d, the distance between the mobile unit and the base station is given by Pc(r, Rs), where r = k n is the channel code rate. The transmission power is Pt(r, Rs, Eb), #12

Erkip, Elza

156

Design Considerations for Solar Energy Harvesting Wireless Embedded Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and J. Schiller, “Utilizing solar power in wireless sensormodule can also learn the solar power availability pattern,routing choices, available solar power at more than just one

Raghunathan, Vijay; Kansal, Aman; Hsu, Jason; Friedman, Jonathan K; Srivastava, Mani B

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Determinationof the power transfer capacityof a UPFCwith considerationof the system and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on a solid-state synchronous voltage source (STATCOM, SVS) [2,3],and a phase-shifter [4]. It provides capacity is investigated for systems with a unified power flow controller (UPFC). The combined effects of equipment constraints? system topology and installation locations on the UPFC real power transfer

Qu, Zhihua

158

NFPA 110 and its impact on transfer switching of emergency and standby power  

SciTech Connect

In 1985, following lengthy public and committee development, the National Fire Protection Association adopted and issued NFPA 110, a new standard for emergency and standby power systems. A review of this important document with particular emphasis on transfer switching is presented. The authors point out how this standard is now leading to safer and more reliable emergency and standby power installations.

Pukash, S. (Automatic Switch Co., Florham Park, NJ (US)); Castenschiold, R. (LCR Consulting Engineers, Green Village, NJ (US))

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Maximum Power Transfer Tracking for a Photovoltaic-Supercapacitor Energy System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the power comes from a renewable source such a solar cell (photovoltaic, or PV for short) or a windmillMaximum Power Transfer Tracking for a Photovoltaic-Supercapacitor Energy System Younghyun Kim optimization from an energy generation source (e.g., a solar cell array) to an energy storage element (e

Pedram, Massoud

160

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Dynamic-Tracking Directional Wireless Antennas for Low Powered Applications that Require Reliable Extended Range Operations in Time Critical Scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The proven value of DOD Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will ultimately transition to National and Homeland Security missions that require real-time aerial surveillance, situation awareness, force protection, and sensor placement. Public services first responders who routinely risk personal safety to assess and report a situation for emergency actions will likely be the first to benefit from these new unmanned technologies. ‘Packable’ or ‘Portable’ small class UAVs will be particularly useful to the first responder. They require the least amount of training, no fixed infrastructure, and are capable of being launched and recovered from the point of emergency. All UAVs require wireless communication technologies for real- time applications. Typically on a small UAV, a low bandwidth telemetry link is required for command and control (C2), and systems health monitoring. If the UAV is equipped with a real-time Electro-Optical or Infrared (EO/Ir) video camera payload, a dedicated high bandwidth analog/digital link is usually required for reliable high-resolution imagery. In most cases, both the wireless telemetry and real-time video links will be integrated into the UAV with unity gain omni-directional antennas. With limited on-board power and payload capacity, a small UAV will be limited with the amount of radio-frequency (RF) energy it transmits to the users. Therefore, ‘packable’ and ‘portable’ UAVs will have limited useful operational ranges for first responders. This paper will discuss the limitations of small UAV wireless communications. The discussion will present an approach of utilizing a dynamic ground based real-time tracking high gain directional antenna to provide extend range stand-off operation, potential RF channel reuse, and assured telemetry and data communications from low-powered UAV deployed wireless assets.

Scott G. Bauer; Matthew O. Anderson; James R. Hanneman

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO A Low-Cost, Low-Power, Wireless Occupancy Sensing Platform  

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for 73% of the electricity usage in the United States[4]. For a typical building, the highest use;2 Technology accounts for 50-80% of the energy usage at the Computer Science building at UCSD, depending containing two hallways, a total of eight per floor. 4.4 Power Usage At present the energy consumption

162

Optimal Power Control and SourceChannel Coding for Delay Constrained Traffic over Wireless Channels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

problem -- the optimal power and rate allocation results in high data rates when the channel gain is high state of the Markov chain that affect the chain's transition probabilities. Each action will incur some, . probability distributions describing state transitions, . functions denoting the reward earned for each action

Goldsmith, Andrea

163

Off-resonance frequency operation for power transfer in a loosely coupled air core transformer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power transmission system includes a loosely coupled air core transformer having a resonance frequency determined by a product of inductance and capacitance of a primary circuit including a primary coil. A secondary circuit is configured to have a substantially same product of inductance and capacitance. A back EMF generating device (e.g., a battery), which generates a back EMF with power transfer, is attached to the secondary circuit. Once the load power of the back EMF generating device exceeds a certain threshold level, which depends on the system parameters, the power transfer can be achieved at higher transfer efficiency if performed at an operating frequency less than the resonance frequency, which can be from 50% to 95% of the resonance frequency.

Scudiere, Matthew B

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

164

Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Federspiel, Clifford

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

An energy efficient clustering protocol for routing in Wireless Sensor Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), the power supply is generally a non-renewable battery, consequently, energy effectiveness is a crucial factor. To maximise the battery life and therefore the duration of network service, a robust wireless ... Keywords: WSNs, battery life, dynamic clustering, energy efficiency, energy efficient clustering, network lifetime, simulation, wireless communications, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks

Ouadoudi Zytoune; Mohamed El Aroussi; Driss Aboutajdine

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Simulating networks of wireless sensors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent advances in low-power embedded processors, radios, and micro-mechanical systems (MEMs) have made possible the development of networks of wirelessly interconnected sensors. With their focus on applications requiring tight coupling with the physical ...

Sung Park; Andreas Savvides; Mani B. Srivastava

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Connectivity problem in wireless networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the complexity of the following connectivity problem in wireless networks: for a given placement of n nodes in the plane, the goal is to compute a channel and power assignment that forms strongly connected communication structure spanning ...

Dariusz R. Kowalski; Mariusz A. Rokicki

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Wireless Networking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the past decade, the world has witnessed an explosion in the development and deployment of new wireless network technologies. From cellular mobile telephony to the ubiquitous "WiFi" networks in coffee-shops and airports, to the emerging WiMAX wireless ... Keywords: Networking

Anurag Kumar; D. Manjunath; Joy Kuri

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

A ZigBee multi-powered wireless acquisition device for remote sensing applications in precision viticulture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is part of a long-term effort to introduce precision viticulture in the region of Demarcated Region of Douro. It presents the architecture, hardware and software of a platform designed for that purpose, called MPWiNodeZ. A major feature of ... Keywords: Acquisition device, Energy harvesting, Remote sensing, Viticulture, Wireless sensor network, ZigBee

Raul Morais; Miguel A. Fernandes; Samuel G. Matos; Carlos Serôdio; P. J. S. G. Ferreira; M. J. C. S. Reis

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Power Transfer Potential to the Southeast in Response to a Renewable Portfolio Standard: Interim Report 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The power transfer potential for bringing renewable energy into the Southeast in response to a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) will depend not only on available transmission capacity but also on electricity supply and demand factors. This interim report examines how the commonly used EIA NEMS and EPRI NESSIE energy equilibrium models are considering such power transfers. Using regional estimates of capacity expansion and demand, a base case for 2008, 2020 and 2030 are compared relative to generation mix, renewable deployments, planned power transfers, and meeting RPS goals. The needed amounts of regional renewable energy to comply with possible RPS levels are compared to inter-regional transmission capacities to establish a baseline available for import into the Southeast and other regions. Gaps in the renewable generation available to meet RPS requirements are calculated. The initial finding is that the physical capability for transferring renewable energy into the SE is only about 10% of what would be required to meet a 20% RPS. Issues that need to be addressed in future tasks with respect to modeling are the current limitations for expanding renewable capacity and generation in one region to meet the demand in another and the details on transmission corridors required to deliver the power.

Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Key, Thomas S [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Towards the capability of providing power-area-delay trade-off at the register transfer level  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new register-transfer level (RT-level) power estimation technique based on technology decomposition. Given the Boolean description of a circuit function, the power consumption of two typical circuit implementations, namely the minimum ...

Chun-hong Chen; Chi-ying Tsui

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

100kW Energy Transfer Multiplexer Power Converter Prototype Development Project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Project Final Report for "100kW Energy Transfer Multiplexer Power Converter Prototype Development Project" prepared under DOE grant number DE-FG36-03GO13138. This project relates to the further development and prototype construction/evaluation for the Energy Transfer Multiplexer (ETM) power converter topology concept. The ETM uses a series resonant link to transfer energy from any phase of a multiphase input to any phase of a multiphase output, converting any input voltage and frequency to any output voltage and frequency. The basic form of the ETM converter consists of an eight (8)-switch matrix (six phase power switches and two ground power switches) and a series L-C resonant circuit. Electronic control of the switches allows energy to be transferred in the proper amount from any phase to any other phase. Depending upon the final circuit application, the switches may be either SCRs or IGBTs. The inherent characteristics of the ETM converter include the following: Power processing in either direction (bidirectional); Large voltage gain without the need of low frequency magnetics; High efficiency independent of output load and frequency; Wide bandwidth with fast transient response and; Operation as a current source. The ETM is able to synthesize true sinusoidal waveforms with low harmonic distortions. For a low power PM wind generation system, the ETM has the following characteristics and advantages: It provides voltage gain without the need of low frequency magnetics (DC inductors) and; It has constant high efficiency independent of the load. The ETM converter can be implemented into a PM wind power system with smaller size, reduced weight and lower cost. As a result of our analyses, the ETM offers wind power generation technology for the reduction of the cost and size as well as the increase in performance of low power, low wind speed power generation. This project is the further theoretical/analytical exploration of the ETM converter concept in relationship to PM wind power generator applications in the 100kW and under power range. The theoretical/analytical and bench scale work focuses on simplifying the basic ETM converter topology (in terms of parts count and complexity) for the specific application of the low power PM system. The project goals and objectives were for Spellman HV will develop a 100kW prototype ETM power converter based on paralleled lower ratings converters. The proposed configuration of this prototype is a 100kW rated converter comprised of four (4) 34kW rated modules connected in parallel (the fourth converter is included to demonstrate N+1 fault tolerance). This approach is more viable as there is lower technological risk involved in developing a 34kW-rated converter than a single 100kW unit. The modular system approach should have a lower deployment and service cost over a single unit system, because of the economics of scale (smaller units at a higher volume means lower manufacturing cost) and because of improved serviceability (a non-redundant power system with one failed module will still operate at a lower power level). There is also the added benefit that greater commercial application and acceptance should be achieved by having a modular system available in which fault tolerance (N+1 or 2N) is a feature. This modular approach would allow the output power to be increased by adding more paralleled converters. Thus, the maximum output power of the overall power system is a function of the interconnection medium (the hot swap connection subsystem), rather than the ratings of a single module. The project was implemented with Spellman HV acting as the program management and production assembly and test facility; The Baker Company acting as a technical consultant and resource when required; and dtm Associates acting as the design/development resource for the hardware development of the 100kW ETM converter prototype.

S. Merrill Skeist; Richard H. (Dick) Baker; Anthony G.P. Marini; DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett

2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

173

A channel selection method to increase wireless sensor battery life  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In most of wireless sensor networks a single externally-powered coordinator collects data from several battery-powered nodes using a simple star topology. This paper presents an innovative approach, based on an adaptive channel selection method, to reduce ... Keywords: RF power measurement, RSSI, low-power system, power aware protocols, wireless sensor network

A. Flammini; E. Sisinni; D. Marioli; A. Taroni

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Numerical Verification of the Power Transfer and Wakefield Coupling in the Clic Two-Beam Accelerator  

SciTech Connect

The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) provides a path to a multi-TeV accelerator to explore the energy frontier of High Energy Physics. Its two-beam accelerator (TBA) concept envisions complex 3D structures, which must be modeled to high accuracy so that simulation results can be directly used to prepare CAD drawings for machining. The required simulations include not only the fundamental mode properties of the accelerating structures but also the Power Extraction and Transfer Structure (PETS), as well as the coupling between the two systems. Time-domain simulations will be performed to understand pulse formation, wakefield damping, fundamental power transfer and wakefield coupling in these structures. Applying SLAC's parallel finite element code suite, these large-scale problems will be solved on some of the largest supercomputers available. The results will help to identify potential issues and provide new insights on the design, leading to further improvements on the novel two-beam accelerator scheme.

Candel, Arno; Li, Z.; Ng, C.; Rawat, V.; Schussman, G.; Ko, K.; /SLAC; Syratchev, I.; Grudiev, A.; Wuensch, W.; /CERN

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

175

Study of power transfer capability of dc systems incorporating ac loads and a parallel ac line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Concepts of maximum power transfer of dc systems and associated ac voltage variations, particularly at inverter stations having low short-circuit ratios, have been extended to include various ac load models and an ac line in parallel with the dc line. The operating capabilities are shown to vary from those predicted from either a Thevenin ac source model or the corresponding short-circuit ratio. The study used an ac/dc load flow program.

Reeve, J.; Uzunovic, E. [Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Insecurity of Wireless Networks  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

A Uniform Balancing Energy Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In wireless sensor network, the power supply is, generally, a non-renewable battery. Consequently, energy effectiveness is a crucial factor. To maximize the battery life and therefore, the duration of network service, a robust wireless communication ... Keywords: Ad-hoc networks, Energy balancing, Energy efficiency, Sensor networks, Wireless communications

Ouadoudi Zytoune; Mohamed El Aroussi; Driss Aboutajdine

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

A simple mechanism for capturing and replaying wireless channels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Physical layer wireless network emulation has the potential to be a powerful experimental tool. An important challenge in physical emulation, and traditional simulation, is to accurately model the wireless channel. In this paper we examine the possibility ... Keywords: channel capture, emulation, wireless

Glenn Judd; Peter Steenkiste

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Deploying a Wireless Sensor Network on an Active Volcano  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Augmenting heavy and power-hungry data collection equipment with lighter, smaller wireless sensor network nodes leads to faster, larger deployments. Arrays comprising dozens of wireless sensor nodes are now possible, allowing scientific studies that ... Keywords: wireless sensor networks, sensor network applications, sensor network nodes, volcano research

Geoffrey Werner-Allen; Konrad Lorincz; Matt Welsh; Omar Marcillo; Jeff Johnson; Mario Ruiz; Jonathan Lees

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

A Low-Power Mobile Sensing Architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for low-power operation in wireless sensor networks. Inwireless systems: low duty cycles, pre- dictable operation,wireless systems: low duty cycles, pre- dictable operation,

Dutta, Prabal

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Wireless sensor networks for habitat monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We provide an in-depth study of applying wireless sensor networks to real-world habitat monitoring. A set of system design requirements are developed that cover the hardware design of the nodes, the design of the sensor network, and the capabilities ... Keywords: environmental monitoring, habitat monitoring, low power systems, sensor network architecture, wireless sensor networks

Alan Mainwaring; David Culler; Joseph Polastre; Robert Szewczyk; John Anderson

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Cooperative caching in wireless multimedia sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recent advances in miniaturization and the creation of low-power circuits, combined with small-sized batteries have made the development of wireless sensor networks a working reality. Lately, the production of cheap complementary metal-oxide semiconductor ... Keywords: cooperative caching, multimedia, replacement policy, wireless sensor networks

Nikos Dimokas; Dimitrios Katsaros; Yannis Manolopoulos

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Zonal Rumor Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Routing algorithms for wireless sensor networks are constrained by power, memory and computational resources. Rumor Routing algorithm for sensor networks spreads theinformation of an event to other nodes in the network, thus enabling queries to discover ... Keywords: Sensor Network, Routing, Wireless, Rumor Routing

Tarun Banka; Gagan Tandon; Anura P. Jayasumana

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Downflow heat transfer in a heated ribbed vertical annulus with a cosine power profile  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments designed to investigate downflow heat transfer in a heated, ribbed annulus test section simulating one of the annular coolant channels of a Savannah River Plant production reactor Mark 22 fuel assembly have been conducted at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The inner surface of the annulus was constructed of aluminum and was electrically heated to provide an axial cosine power profile and a flat azimuthal power shape. Data presented in this report are from the ECS-2c series, which was a follow on series to the ECS-2b series, conducted specifically to provide additional data on the effect of different powers at the same test conditions, for use in evaluation of possible power effects on the aluminum temperature measurements. Electrical powers at 90%, 100%, and 110% of the power required to result in the maximum aluminum temperature at fluid saturation temperature were used at each set of test conditions previously used in the ECS-2b series. The ECS-2b series was conducted in the same test rig as the previous ECS-2b series. Data and experimental description for the ECS-2b series is provided in a previous report. 18 refs., 25 figs., 3 tabs.

Anderson, J.L.; Condie, K.G.; Larson, T.K.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Knowledge-based duty cycle estimation in wireless sensor networks: Application for sound pressure monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks comprise an important research area and a near future for industry and communications. Wireless sensor networks contain resource-constrained sensor nodes that are powered by small batteries, limited process and memory and wireless ... Keywords: Constrained device, Fuzzy rule based system, Multi-agent system, Sound pressure, Wireless sensor network

J. C. Cuevas-Martinez; J. Canada-Bago; J. A. Fernandez-Prieto; M. A. Gadeo-Martos

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Modularization and nuclear power. Report by the Technology Transfer Modularization Task Team  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results of the work performed by the Technology Transfer Task Team on Modularization. This work was performed as part of the Technology Transfer work being performed under Department of Energy Contract 54-7WM-335406, between December, 1984 and February, 1985. The purpose of this task team effort was to briefly survey the current use of modularization in the nuclear and non-nuclear industries and to assess and evaluate the techniques available for potential application to nuclear power. A key conclusion of the evaluation was that there was a need for a study to establish guidelines for the future development of Light Water Reactor, High Temperature Gas Reactor and Liquid Metal Reactor plants. The guidelines should identify how modularization can improve construction, maintenance, life extension and decommissioning.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Power Transfer Potential to the Southeast in Response to a Renewable Portfolio Standard: Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricity consumption in the Southeastern US, including Florida, is approximately 32% of the total US. The availability of renewable resources for electricity production is relatively small compared to the high consumption. Therefore meeting a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is particularly challenging in this region. Neighboring regions, particularly to the west, have significant wind resources and given sufficient transmission these resources could serve energy markets in the SE. This report looks at renewable resource supply relative to demands and the potential for power transfer into the SE. We found that significant wind energy transfers, at the level of 30-60 GW, are expected to be economic in case of federal RPC or CO2 policy. Development of wind resources will depend not only on the available transmission capacity and required balancing resources, but also on electricity supply and demand factors.

Key, Thomas S [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Deb, Rajat [LCG Consulting

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Technological Transfer from Research Nuclear Reactors to New Generation Nuclear Power Reactors  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this paper is the analysis of the technological transfer role in the nuclear field, with particular emphasis on nuclear reactors domain. The presentation is sustained by historical arguments. In this frame, it is very important to start with the achievements of the first nuclear systems, for instant those with natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as moderator, following in time through the history until the New Generation Nuclear Power Reactors.Starting with 1940, the accelerated development of the industry has implied the increase of the global demand for energy. In this respect, the nuclear energy could play an important role, being essentially an unlimited source of energy. However, the nuclear option faces the challenges of increasingly demanding safety requirements, economic competitiveness and public acceptance. Worldwide, a significant amount of experience has been accumulated during development, licensing, construction, and operation of nuclear power reactors. The experience gained is a strong basis for further improvements. Actually, the nuclear programs of many countries are addressing the development of advanced reactors, which are intended to have better economics, higher reliability, improved safety, and proliferation-resistant characteristics in order to overcome the current concerns about nuclear power. Advanced reactors, now under development, may help to meet the demand for energy power of both developed and developing countries as well as for district heating, desalination and for process heat.The paper gives historical examples that illustrate the steps pursued from first research nuclear reactors to present advanced power reactors. Emphasis was laid upon the fact that the progress is due to the great discoveries of the nuclear scientists using the technological transfer.

Radulescu, Laura ['Horia Hulubei' National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Engineering, PO BOX MG-6, Bucharest 077125 (Romania); Pavelescu, Margarit [Academy of Romanian Scientists, Bucharest (Romania)

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

189

Power Transfer Potential to the Southeast in Response to a Renewable Portfolio Standard: Interim Report 2  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Electricity consumption in the Southeastern US, not including Florida, is approximately 24% of the total US. The availability of renewable resources for electricity production is relatively small compared to the high consumption. Therefore meeting a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is particularly challenging in this region. Neighboring regions, particularly to the west, have significant wind resources and given sufficient long distant transmission these resources could serve energy markets in the SE. This report looks at renewable resource supply relative to demands and the potential for power transfer into the SE. It shows that development of wind resources will depend not only on available transmission capacity but also on electricity supply and demand factors.

Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Key, Thomas S [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Deb, Rajat [LCG Consulting

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

WIRELESS MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CONDITION MONITORING...  

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

WIRELESS MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CONDITION MONITORING IN POWER PLANT ENVIRONMENTS Project DE-FE0007379TDD NETL, Morgantown, WV, March 14, 2012. DOE NETL Program:...

191

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Shinozuka, Masanobu

192

Secure wireless communication platform for EV-to-Grid research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

"Vehicle to Grid" power or V2G will be a new green energy scheme that allows electricity to flow from Electric Vehicles (EVs) to power lines. The objective of this paper is to design and develop a secure wireless communication platform for V2G research, ... Keywords: authentication protocol, electric vehicle, power grid, secure wireless communication

Huaqun Guo; Fan Yu; W. C. Wong; Vivy Suhendra; Y. D. Wu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Cooperative caching in wireless multimedia sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recent advances in miniaturization and the creation of low-power circuits, combined with small-sized batteries have made the development of wireless sensor networks a working reality. Lately, the production of cheap CMOS cameras and microphones gave ...

Nikos Dimokas; Dimitrios Katsaros; Yannis Manolopoulos

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Clear channel assessment in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks are a rising commodity that demonstrate merit in the research domain due to their versatile nature. While powerful and feature-laden, these systems also require careful configuration for optimal packet transmission. This experiment ...

J. Collin Engstrom; Chase Gray

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Energy Harvesting Aware Power Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and J. Schiller, “Utilizing solar power in wireless sensorthat only the actual solar power available, and not anyconverted to electric power using solar cells. The magnitude

Kansal, Aman; Srivastava, Mani B

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Heat Transfer and Latent Heat Storage in Inorganic Molten Salts for Concentrating Solar Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key technological issue facing the success of future Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) plants is creating an economical Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system. Current TES systems use either sensible heat in fluids such as oil, or molten salts, or use thermal stratification in a dual-media consisting of a solid and a heat-transfer fluid. However, utilizing the heat of fusion in inorganic molten salt mixtures in addition to sensible heat , as in a Phase change material (PCM)-based TES, can significantly increase the energy density of storage requiring less salt and smaller containers. A major issue that is preventing the commercial use of PCM-based TES is that it is difficult to discharge the latent heat stored in the PCM melt. This is because when heat is extracted, the melt solidifies onto the heat exchanger surface decreasing the heat transfer. Even a few millimeters of thickness of solid material on heat transfer surface results in a large drop in heat transfer due to the low thermal conductivity of solid PCM. Thus, to maintain the desired heat rate, the heat exchange area must be large which increases cost. This project demonstrated that the heat transfer coefficient can be increase ten-fold by using forced convection by pumping a hyper-eutectic salt mixture over specially coated heat exchanger tubes. However,only 15% of the latent heat is used against a goal of 40% resulting in a projected cost savings of only 17% against a goal of 30%. Based on the failure mode effect analysis and experience with pumping salt at near freezing point significant care must be used during operation which can increase the operating costs. Therefore, we conclude the savings are marginal to justify using this concept for PCM-TES over a two-tank TES. The report documents the specialty coatings, the composition and morphology of hypereutectic salt mixtures and the results from the experiment conducted with the active heat exchanger along with the lessons learnt during experimentation.

Mathur, Anoop [Terrafore Inc.] [Terrafore Inc.

2013-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

197

Lighting Group: Controls: Wireless Controls  

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Wireless Controls Wireless Lighting Control System (with DUST Networks) Objective The project objectives are to: 1. Demonstrate that wireless technology can be cost-effectively...

198

Energy efficiency in wireless networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy is a critical resource in the design of wireless networks since wireless devices are usually powered by batteries. Battery capacity is finite and the progress of battery technology is very slow, with capacity expected to make little improvement in the near future. Under these conditions, many techniques for conserving power have been proposed to increase battery life. In this dissertation we consider two approaches to conserving the energy consumed by a wireless network interface. One technique is to use power saving mode, which allows a node to power off its wireless network interface (or enter a doze state) to reduce energy consumption. The other is to use a technique that suitably varies transmission power to reduce energy consumption. These two techniques are closely related to theMAC (Medium Access Control) layer. With respect to power saving mode, we study IEEE 802.11 PSM (Power Saving Mechanism) and propose a scheme that improves its energy efficiency. We also investigate the interaction between power saving mode and TCP (Transport Control Protocol). As a second approach to conserving energy, we investigate a simple power control protocol, called BASIC, which uses the maximum transmission power for RTS-CTS and the minimum necessary power for DATA-ACK. We identify the deficiency of BASIC, which increases collisions and degrades network throughput, and propose a power control protocol that addresses these problems and achieves energy savings. Since energy conservation is not an issue limited to one layer of the protocol stack, we study a cross layer design that combines power control at the MAC layer and power aware routing at the network layer. One poweraware routing metric is minimizing the aggregate transmission power on a path from source to destination. This metric has been used along with BASIC-like power control under the assumption that it can save energy, which we show to be false. Also, we show that the power aware routing metric leads to a lower throughput. We show that using the shortest number of hops in conjunction with BASIC-like power control conserves more energy than power aware routing with BASIC-like power control.

Jung, Eun-Sun

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Energy Conservation Utilizing Wireless Dimmable Lighting Control in a Shared-Space Office  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

powered, the limited-energy issue typical with other wireless sensor networks powered by batteries is non energy usage of the entire system, and to reinforce the wireless network links and compensate for lostEnergy Conservation Utilizing Wireless Dimmable Lighting Control in a Shared-Space Office Yao

Agogino, Alice M.

200

A review of wireless and PLC propagation channel characteristics for smart grid environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless, power line communication (PLC), fiber optic, Ethernet, and so forth are among the communication technologies on which smart grid communication infrastructure is envisioned to be built. Among these, wireless and PLC-based solutions are attractive ...

Sabih Güzelgöz; Hüseyin Arslan; Arif Islam; Alexander Domijan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Energy conservation in wireless sensor networks: A survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last years, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have gained increasing attention from both the research community and actual users. As sensor nodes are generally battery-powered devices, the critical aspects to face concern how to reduce the energy ... Keywords: Energy efficiency, Power management, Survey, Wireless sensor networks

Giuseppe Anastasi; Marco Conti; Mario Di Francesco; Andrea Passarella

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Phenylnaphthalene Derivatives as Heat Transfer Fluids for Concentrating Solar Power: Loop Experiments and Final Report  

SciTech Connect

ORNL and subcontractor Cool Energy completed an investigation of higher-temperature, organic thermal fluids for solar thermal applications. Although static thermal tests showed promising results for 1-phenylnaphthalene, loop testing at temperatures to 450 C showed that the material isomerized at a slow rate. In a loop with a temperature high enough to drive the isomerization, the higher melting point byproducts tended to condense onto cooler surfaces. So, as experienced in loop operation, eventually the internal channels of cooler components such as the waste heat rejection exchanger may become coated or clogged and loop performance will decrease. Thus, pure 1-phenylnaphthalene does not appear to be a fluid that would have a sufficiently long lifetime (years to decades) to be used in a loop at the increased temperatures of interest. Hence a decision was made not to test the ORNL fluid in the loop at Cool Energy Inc. Instead, Cool Energy tested and modeled power conversion from a moderate-temperature solar loop using coupled Stirling engines. Cool Energy analyzed data collected on third and fourth generation SolarHeart Stirling engines operating on a rooftop solar field with a lower temperature (Marlotherm) heat transfer fluid. The operating efficiencies of the Stirling engines were determined at multiple, typical solar conditions, based on data from actual cycle operation. Results highlighted the advantages of inherent thermal energy storage in the power conversion system.

McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Bell, Jason R [ORNL; Felde, David K [ORNL; Joseph III, Robert Anthony [ORNL; Qualls, A L [ORNL; Weaver, Samuel P [ORNL

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Opportunistic routing in multi-hop wireless networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes ExOR, an integrated routing and MAC protocol for bulk transfers in multi-hop wireless networks. ExOR exploits the broadcast nature of radios by making forwarding decisions based on which nodes receive ...

Biswas, Sanjit Zubin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Assessment of Wireless Technologies for Advanced Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power industry is seeing a resurgence of interest in advanced automation and customer communications. A variety of wireless technologies are becoming available that could be used in advanced automation applications for utilities. However, decisions on physical media infrastructure should be made cautiously since use of these technologies may directly impact system performance, reliability, and long-term costs. This report is a preliminary analysis of some of the leading wireless technologies that are...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

205

System Specification for the Wireless Programmable Process Monitoring System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automated method for acquiring sensor and gauge data in nuclear power plants would enhance real-time system and process diagnostics, improve plant operation, and reduce operation and maintenance costs. This project evaluates the feasibility of wireless data acquisition approaches, ultimately focusing on the wireless programmable process monitoring system (WPPMS). The WPPMS will employ intelligent sensor gauge acquisition interfaces, hand-held computers, and wireless modems, allowing configuration for ...

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Wireless Technology Conference: November 19-21, 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless technology is rapidly evolving and the drivers are new developments, opportunities for return on investment, and ability to monitor equipment that would be too expensive to instrument. Electric utilities, along with other industries, have adopted wireless communications to improve and enhance their business. However, wireless technology has many under-utilized applications in the electric power industry, including remote equipment/systems monitoring for condition-based maintenance, electronic pe...

2003-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

207

Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System and its application to emergency response involving chemical, biological or radiological contamination. The Idaho National Laboratory designed the Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System to assist the National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Teams during their mission of emergency response to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. The lightweight, handheld camera transmits encrypted, real-time video from inside a contaminated area, or hot-zone, to a command post located a safe distance away. The system includes a small wireless video camera, a true-diversity receiver, viewing console, and an optional extension link that allows the command post to be placed up to five miles from danger. It can be fully deployed by one person in a standalone configuration in less than 10 minutes. The complete system is battery powered. Each rechargeable camera battery powers the camera for 3 hours with the receiver and video monitor battery lasting 22 hours on a single charge. The camera transmits encrypted, low frequency analog video signals to a true-diversity receiver with three antennas. This unique combination of encryption and transmission technologies delivers encrypted, interference-free images to the command post under conditions where other wireless systems fail. The lightweight camera is completely waterproof for quick and easy decontamination after use. The Hazmat Cam Wireless Video System is currently being used by several National Guard Teams, the US Army, and by fire fighters. The system has been proven to greatly enhance situational awareness during the crucial, initial phase of a hazardous response allowing commanders to make better, faster, safer decisions.

Kevin L. Young

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

PowerBeam Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

PowerBeam, Inc. Place Sunnyvale, California Zip CA 94085 Product PowerBeam holds the patent to a power transmission technology that produces wireless electricity. Coordinates...

209

Applications of WiMAX-based wireless mesh network in monitoring wind farms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper has studied the feasibility of applying World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) based Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) in monitoring wind farms. WMNs provide a dynamic topology which meets the requirements of communications ... Keywords: WMNs, WiMAX, World Interoperability for Microwave Access, communications, renewable energy, simulation, wind energy, wind farm monitoring, wind farms, wind power, wireless mesh networks, wireless networks

Gang Zheng; Hongbing Xu; Xinheng Wang; Jianxiao Zou

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

IDRA: A flexible system architecture for next generation wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks consist of embedded devices (sensor nodes), equipped with a low-power radio. They are used for many applications: from wireless building automation to e-health applications. However, due to the limited capabilities of sensor ... Keywords: Architecture, Energy efficiency, Experimental evaluation, Heterogeneity, Mobility, Protocol selection, QoS, Wireless sensor networks

Eli De Poorter; Evy Troubleyn; Ingrid Moerman; Piet Demeester

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Energy comparison and optimization of wireless body-area network technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless body-area networks (WBANs) have revolutionized the way mobile and wearable computers communicate with their users and I/O devices. We investigate an energy-efficient wireless device driver for low-duty peripherals, sensors and other I/O devices ... Keywords: energy-efficient design, power consumption, wireless body-area network

Le Yan; Lin Zhong; Niraj K. Jha

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

A hardware/software simulation environment for energy harvesting wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of wirelessly communicating nodes with an autarkic power supply for each node. Typically, the consumable energy of these nodes is very limited. Energy harvesting systems (EHSs) can be used to extend the lifetime ... Keywords: energy harvesting, simulation environment, wireless sensor networks

Leander B. Hörmann; Philipp M. Glatz; Karima B. Hein; Christian Steger; Reinhold Weiss

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Prolonging the lifetime of wireless sensor networks using multi-level clustering and heterogeneity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Clustering in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is an important technique to prolong lifetime of a WSN. This paper proposes energy efficient multi-level clustering scheme called Power Aware Multi-level Clustering (PAMC) for homogeneous wireless sensor ... Keywords: algorithm, energy efficiency, heterogeneity, multi-level clustering, wireless sensor networks

Surender Soni; Vivek Katiyar

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure environment | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology ... Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure environment

215

Vampire Attacks: Draining Life from Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ad hoc low-power wireless networks are an exciting research direction in sensing and pervasive computing. Prior security work in this area has focused primarily on denial of communication at the routing or medium access control levels. This paper explores ... Keywords: Denial of service, security, routing, ad hoc networks, sensor networks, wireless networks

Eugene Y. Vasserman; Nicholas Hopper

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Energy-efficient broadcasting in all-wireless networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In all-wireless networks, minimizing energy consumption is crucial as in most cases the nodes are battery-operated. We focus on the problem of power-optimal broadcast, for which it is well known that the broadcast nature of radio transmissions can be ... Keywords: approximation algorithms, complexity theory, energy efficiency, minimum-energy networks, wireless ad hoc networks

Mario ?agalj; Jean-Pierre Hubaux; Christian C. Enz

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Maximizing Battery Life Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Maximizing Battery Life Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang Department of Computer Abstract--Most wireless ad hoc networks consist of mobile devices which operate on batteries. Power con, for an ad hoc network consisting of the same type of battery mobile nodes, two approximation algorithms

Liang, Weifa

218

TeleScribe: a scalable, resumable wireless reprogramming approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TeleScribe is a software mechanism for efficiently reprogramming embedded systems such as wireless sensor nodes over a shared communication link. One distinguishing feature is its ability to resume update on any node after power failure, link disconnection, ... Keywords: resumable remote reprogramming, tdma, wireless sensor networks

Min-Hua Chen; Pai H. Chou

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Solar-aware Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

220

Radio link quality estimation in wireless sensor networks: A survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radio link quality estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has a fundamental impact on the network performance and also affects the design of higher-layer protocols. Therefore, for about a decade, it has been attracting a vast array of research ... Keywords: Link quality estimation, link characteristics, low-power links, wireless sensor networks

Nouha Baccour; Anis Koubâa; Luca Mottola; Marco Antonio Zúñiga; Habib Youssef; Carlo Alberto Boano; Mário Alves

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Optimal Routing and Scheduling in Multihop Wireless Renewable Energy Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal Routing and Scheduling in Multihop Wireless Renewable Energy Networks MHR. Khouzani-constrained wireless ad-hoc networks where nodes are powered by renewable energy sources. We take into account the fact that renewable energy harvesting processes are unpredictable and stochastic in nature ­ typically depending

Sarkar, Saswati

222

Active sensing platform for wireless structural health monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents SHiMmer, a wireless platform for sensing and actuation that combines localized processing with energy harvesting to provide long-lived structural health monitoring. The life-cycle of the node is significantly extended by the use of ... Keywords: actuation, energy harvesting, low power, sensing, wireless

D. Musiani; K. Lin; T. Simunic Rosing

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As the cost of wireless devices approaches zero, it becomes more feasible to replace wires with wireless communication. Vehicle wiring harnesses are traditionally wired to communicate both power and information simultaneously, resulting in separate circuits for each vehicle device. X-By-Wireless seeks to supplant this configuration in favor of a shared power bus and wireless inter-component communication. In doing so, we can recognize a number of benefits such as reduced weight and increased reliability, flexibility, and upgradeability. However, this introduces new problems such as longer transmission delays, interference and encryption issues, fusing difficulties, and public perception regarding safety. The purpose of this thesis is to define the X-By-Wireless concept and to investigate the benefits and drawbacks in implementing X-By-Wireless. Furthermore, we do a theoretical and case study analysis to expand upon the weight reduction benefit so as to quantify the expected improvements. We also address each of the challenges presented by X-By-Wireless and integrate them into a proposed circuit that is capable of performing all the necessary functions of wireless control, wireless sensing, and fusing. We find that the proposed device can be mass-produced as an effective solution that meets the speed and security constraints necessary for most vehicle components.

Hoelscher, David Louis

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Using wireless technologies in healthcare  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an increasingly mobile society and the worldwide deployment of mobile and wireless networks, wireless infrastructure can support many current and emerging healthcare applications. However, before wireless infrastructure can be used in a wide scale, ... Keywords: ad hoc wireless networks, healthcare, intelligent emergency system, location management, mobile communications, mobile wireless networks, patient monitoring, telemedicine

Upkar Varshney

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

PIP: A multichannel, TDMA-based MAC for efficient and scalable bulk transfer in sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, we consider the goal of achieving high throughput in a wireless sensor network. Our work is set in the context of those wireless sensor network applications which collect and transfer bulk data. We present PIP (Packets in Pipe), a MAC ... Keywords: Bulk data transfer, MAC, TDMA, pipelining, throughput optimization, wireless sensor network applications

Vijay Gabale; Kameswari Chebrolu; Bhaskaran Raman; Sagar Bijwe

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Heat Transfer and Thermophotovoltaic Power Generation in Oil-fired Heating Systems  

SciTech Connect

The focus of this study is the production of electric power in an oil-fired, residential heatingsystem using thermophotovoltaic (TPV) conversion devices. This work uses experimental, computational, and analytical methods to investigate thermal mechanisms that drive electric power production in the TPV systems. An objective of this work is to produce results that will lead to the development of systems that generate enough electricity such that the boiler is self-powering. An important design constraint employed in this investigation is the use of conventional, yellow-flame oil burners, integrated with a typical boiler. The power production target for the systems developed here is 100 W - the power requirement for a boiler that uses low-power auxiliary components. The important heattransfer coupling mechanisms that drive power production in the systems studied are discussed. The results of this work may lead to the development of systems that export power to the home electric system.

Butcher, T.; Hammonds, J.S.; Horne, E.; Kamath, B.; Carpenter, J.; Woods, D.R.

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - 20110321_LTI_PPM_Tetra Tech_Cost Effective Wireless...  

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Wireless Sensor Network for Advanced Fossil-Fuel Based Power Generation. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez. 28 Valenzuela, A. (2009, August 1). Batteryless Energy Harvesting...

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Energy and task management in energy harvesting wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring.  

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??Energy harvesting sensor nodes reduce the need for post- deployment physical human interaction by using environmental power and wireless communication; however, they must adapt performance… (more)

Steck, Jamie Bradley

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

SunShot Initiative: Heliostat System with Wireless Closed-Loop Control  

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Quality-Driven Volcanic Earthquake Detection Using Wireless Sensor Networks  

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Volcano monitoring is of great interest to public safety and scientific explorations. However, traditional volcanic instrumentation such as broadband seismometers are expensive, power-hungry, bulky, and difficult to install. Wireless sensor networks ...

Rui Tan; Guoliang Xing; Jinzhu Chen; Wen-Zhan Song; Renjie Huang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Probabilistic data collection protocols for energy harvesting wireless sensor networks  

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Energy harvesting from ambient energy sources including solar and vibration has been studied as a candidate for powering next generation wireless sensor networks. However, energy harvesting is unstable to supply a sensor node with energy, and a node ...

Masaya Yoshida; Tomoya Kitani; Masaki Bandai; Takashi Watanabe; Pai H. Chou; Winston K. G. Seah

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Energy-efficient connected-coverage in wireless sensor networks  

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This paper addresses the target coverage problem inWireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Communication and sensing consume energy, therefore, efficient power management can extend network lifetime. In this paper, we consider a large number of sensors ...

Ionut Cardei; Mihaela Cardei

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

OIT Wireless Telemetry for Industrial Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The need for advanced wireless technology has been identified in the National Research Council publication (1) ''Manufacturing Process Controls for the Industries of the Future as a Critical Technology for the Future''. The deployment challenges to be overcome in order for wireless to be a viable option include: (1) eliminating interference (assuring reliable communications); (2) easing the deployment of intelligent, wireless sensors; (3) developing reliable networks (robust architectures); (4) developing remote power (long-lasting and reliable); and (5) developing standardized communication protocols. This project demonstrated the feasibility of robust wireless sensor networks that could meet these requirements for the harsh environments common to the DOE/OIT Industries of the Future. It resulted in a wireless test bed that was demonstrated in a paper mill and a steel plant. The test bed illustrated key protocols and components that would be required in a real-life, wireless network. The technologies for low power connectivity developed and demonstrated at the plant eased fears that the radios would interfere with existing control equipment. The same direct sequence, spread spectrum (DSSS) technology that helped assure the reliability of the connection also demonstrated that wireless communication was feasible in these plants without boosting the transmitted power to dangerous levels. Our experience and research have indicated that two key parameters are of ultimate importance: (1) reliability and (2) inter-system compatibility. Reliability is the key to immediate acceptance among industrial users. The importance cannot be overstated, because users will not tolerate an unreliable information network. A longer term issue that is at least as important as the reliability of a single system is the inter-system compatibility between these wireless sensor networks and other wireless systems that are part of our industries. In the long run, the ability of wireless sensor networks to operate cooperatively in an environment that includes wireless LANs, wireless headsets, RF heating, wireless crane controls and many other users of the electromagnetic spectrum will probably be the most important issue we can address. A network of units (Figure 1) has been developed that demonstrates the feasibility of direct-sequence spread spectrum wireless sensor networking for industrial environments. The hardware consists of a group of reprogrammable transceivers that can act as sensor nodes or network nodes or both. These units and the team that built them are the heart of a test bed development system that has been used successfully in demonstrations at various industrial sites. As previously reported, these units have been successfully tested at a paper mill. More recently, these units were utilized in a permanent installation at a steel mill. Both of these applications demonstrated the ease with which a new network could be installed, and the reality that DSSS units can operate successfully in plants where narrow band transmitters had previously caused interference with plant operations.

Manges, WW

2002-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

234

Stability-constrained optimization for energy efficiency in polling-based wireless networks  

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A wireless device's energy can be saved by putting it into the sleeping mode (power saving mode, PSM) or decreasing its transmission power (transmission power control, TPC) which prolongs the packet transmission time. However, decreasing one's transmission ...

Yi Xie; Rocky K. C. Chang

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

TVA Tracks Bulk Power Transfers with TagNet to Improve Transmission System Reliability  

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The bubble diagram is especially useful. In the world of real-time operations, a picture is worth a thousand words. TagNet provides TVA with The ability to identify root causes for real-time system behavior Data for future reliability models for approximation of transfer biases A mechanism to monitor system conditions using a graphical toolset. 8212Armando Rodriguez, TVA.

2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

236

Peak Power Bi-directional Transfer From High Speed Flywheel to Electrical Regulated Bus Voltage System  

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of a suitable EV power supply. Industry experts have concluded that practical EVs must have energy storage's batteries can be extended considerably by supplying peak energy requirements from a secondary source to an external power supply, the braking energy must be stored `on board'. Advanced lead-acid batteries provide

Szabados, Barna

237

Performance Implications of Standards for Residential Wireless Applications  

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Wireless network products are reaching into the residential marketplace, spurring the need for electric utilities to better understand how these products interfere with other products and are themselves interfered with. Higher operating frequencies and proliferation of smarter network products make it difficult for power engineers to stay abreast of current technologies. This report discusses wireless-network issues related to power quality and electromagnetic compatibility.

2001-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

238

Dual wakeup design for wireless sensor networks  

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Energy is often identified as the single most important resource in wireless battery-powered sensor networks. While current wakeup schemes in the literature promise to conserve energy in such networks, they apply several assumptions that may not be always ... Keywords: Cyclic block design, Dual wakeup design, Energy conservation, Lonely node, Time-tolerance sensing

Y. F. Wong; L. H. Ngoh; Winston K. G. Seah; Wai-Choong Wong

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Power-Aware Communication for Mobile Computers  

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Recently, the mobile community has focused on techniques for reducing energy consumption for mobile hosts. These power management techniques typically target communication devices such as wireless network interfaces, aiming to reduce usage, and thus energy consumption, of the particular device itself. We observe that optimization of a single device's energy consumption, without considering the effect of the strategy on the rest of the machine, can have negative consequences. We propose power management techniques addressing mobile host communications that encompass all components of a mobile host in an effort to optimize total energy consumption. Specifically, we propose runtime adaptation of communication parameters in order to minimize the energy consumed during active data transfer. Information about the network environment is used to drive such adaptations in an effort to compensate for the effect of dynamic service from wireless communication device on the energy consume...

Robin Kravets; Karsten Schwan; Ken Calvert

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

PIP: a connection-oriented, multi-hop, multi-channel TDMA-based MAC for high throughput bulk transfer  

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In this paper, we consider the goal of achieving high throughput in a wireless sensor network. Our work is set in the context of those wireless sensor network applications which collect and transfer bulk data. We present PIP (Packets in Pipe), a MAC ... Keywords: MAC, TDMA, bulk data transfer, pipelining, throughput optimization, wireless sensor network applications

Bhaskaran Raman; Kameswari Chebrolu; Sagar Bijwe; Vijay Gabale

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless sensor network survey  

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A wireless sensor network (WSN) has important applications such as remote environmental monitoring and target tracking. This has been enabled by the availability, particularly in recent years, of sensors that are smaller, cheaper, and intelligent. These ... Keywords: Protocols, Sensor network deployment, Sensor network services, Survey, Wireless sensor network

Jennifer Yick; Biswanath Mukherjee; Dipak Ghosal

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Flexible network wireless transceiver and flexible network telemetry transceiver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Brown, Kenneth D. (Grain Valley, MO)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

243

Optimal Planning of a Load Transfer Substation Pair between Two Normally Closed-Loop Feeders Considering Minimization of System Power Losses Using a Genetic Algorithm  

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This paper proposes an effective approach for planning a load transfer substation pair(LTSP) between two normally closed-loop feeders considering minimization of system power losses. Firstly, the annual equivalent load of each load point is calculated. ... Keywords: distribution feeder, normally closed-loop feeder, distribution substation, genetic algorithm, power losses

Wei-Tzer Huang; Kai-chao Yao; Shiuan-Tai Chen; Hsiau-Hsian Nien; Deng-Chung Lin; Po-Tung Huang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Energy balanced scheme based on variable cell transmission range for wireless sensor networks  

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Clustering techniques in routing protocols improve the scalability of wireless sensor networks. To solve the "hot spot" problem caused by the cluster heads near the sink, which are burdened with heavy relay traffic via multi-hop transfer and tend to ... Keywords: clustering, energy balance, transmission range, wireless sensor networks

Xiao-heng Deng; Chugui Xu; Yi Liu

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Real time cross-layer adaptation for minimum energy wireless image transport using bit error rate control  

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In wireless multimedia systems, significant power is consumed in processing image/video content This research looks specifically at the energy cost of wireless image/video transport focusing on image quality as an end metric. The quality of received ... Keywords: PSNR values, real-time cross-layer adaptation, minimum-energy wireless image transport, bit error rate control, wireless multimedia systems, wireless image-video content processing, communication channel, image-video data compression, received signal quality, minimal RF energy consumption, optimization procedure, varying channel conditions, baseband signal, RF power amplifier, RF PA, optimal transmission bit error rate value, closed loop feedback control

J. Natarajan; S. Sen; A. Chatterjee

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Energy-efficient neighbor discovery protocol for mobile wireless sensor networks  

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Low energy consumption is a critical design requirement for most wireless sensor network (WSN) applications. Due to minimal transmission power levels, time-varying environmental factors and mobility of nodes, network neighborhood changes frequently. ... Keywords: Algorithm/protocol design and analysis, Low power design, Mobile computing, Wireless sensor networks

Mikko Kohvakka; Jukka Suhonen; Mauri Kuorilehto; Ville Kaseva; Marko Hännikäinen; Timo D. Hämäläinen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

E2WFQ: an energy efficient fair scheduling policy for wireless systems  

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As embedded systems are being networked, often wirelessly, an increasingly larger share of their total energy budget is due to the communication. This necessitates the development of power management techniques that address communication subsystems, ... Keywords: energy efficient design, fair scheduling, power management, wireless communications

Vijay Raghunathan; Saurabh Ganeriwal; Curt Schurgers; Mani Srivastava

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

QuRiNet: A Wide-Area Wireless Mesh Testbed for Research and Experimental Evaluations  

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in QuRiNet are powered by solar panels, running with multiple radios. QuRiNet provides the backbone in Figure 1. All nodes, except the gateway nodes, use solar power due to the lack of connectivity as a commu- nity rooftop wireless mesh network [2]. This network has to compete with home wireless networks

California at Davis, University of

249

Design considerations of sub-mW indoor light energy harvesting for wireless sensor systems  

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For most wireless sensor networks, one common and major bottleneck is the limited battery lifetime. The frequent maintenance efforts associated with battery replacement significantly increase the system operational and logistics cost. Unnoticed power ... Keywords: Design consideration, PV cells wireless sensor node, energy harvesting, indoor light illuminance, maximum power point tracking, supercapacitor

W. S. Wang; T. O'Donnell; N. Wang; M. Hayes; B. O'Flynn; C. O'Mathuna

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical...  

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Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure...

251

Improving Power Output . . . Energy Scavengers  

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Given appropriate power conditioning and capacitive storage, devices made from piezoelectric materials can scavenge power from low-level ambient sources to effectively support networks of ultra-low-power, peerto-peer wireless nodes.

Shad Roundy; Eli S. Leland; Jessy Baker; Eric Carleton; Elizabeth Reilly; Elaine Lai; Brian Otis; Jan M. Rabaey; Paul K. Wright; V. Sundararajan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Technology Development: Wireless Sensors and Controls BT0201 Review of Energy Scavenging Schemes and Recommended Order of Investigation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report reviews the characteristics of four candidate concepts that extract and convert ambient energy to provide electrical power for wireless sensors.

DeSteese, John G.; Olsen, Larry C.; Schienbein, Lawrence A.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Network coded wireless architecture  

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

Katti, Sachin Rajsekhar

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Wireless Local Loop  

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Wireless local loop systems are available to provide both broadband and narrowband services to customers. Narrowband systems are generally either based on cordless or mobile standards, or a manufacturer‘s proprietary technology. They are generally ...

R. P. Merrett; P. V. E. Beastall; S. J. Buttery

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

A potential transmitter architecture for future generation green wireless base station  

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Current radio frequency power amplifiers in 3G base stations have very high power consumption leading to a hefty cost and negative environmental impact. In this paper, we propose a potential architecture design for future wireless base station. Issues ...

Vandana Bassoo; Kevin Tom; A. K. Mustafa; Ellie Cijvat; Henrik Sjoland; Mike Faulkner

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

ULTRA SECURE HIGH RELIABILITY WIRELESS RADIATION MONITOR  

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

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

2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

257

Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants - Public Final Technical Report  

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Executive Summary This Final Report for the "Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants” describes the overall project accomplishments, results and conclusions. Phase 1 analyzed the feasibility, cost and performance of a parabolic trough solar power plant with a molten salt heat transfer fluid (HTF); researched and/or developed feasible component options, detailed cost estimates and workable operating procedures; and developed hourly performance models. As a result, a molten salt plant with 6 hours of storage was shown to reduce Thermal Energy Storage (TES) cost by 43.2%, solar field cost by 14.8%, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by 9.8% - 14.5% relative to a similar state-of-the-art baseline plant. The LCOE savings range met the project’s Go/No Go criteria of 10% LCOE reduction. Another primary focus of Phase 1 and 2 was risk mitigation. The large risk areas associated with a molten salt parabolic trough plant were addressed in both Phases, such as; HTF freeze prevention and recovery, collector components and piping connections, and complex component interactions. Phase 2 analyzed in more detail the technical and economic feasibility of a 140 MWe,gross molten-salt CSP plant with 6 hours of TES. Phase 2 accomplishments included developing technical solutions to the above mentioned risk areas, such as freeze protection/recovery, corrosion effects of applicable molten salts, collector design improvements for molten salt, and developing plant operating strategies for maximized plant performance and freeze risk mitigation. Phase 2 accomplishments also included developing and thoroughly analyzing a molten salt, Parabolic Trough power plant performance model, in order to achieve the project cost and performance targets. The plant performance model and an extensive basic Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) quote were used to calculate a real levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of 11.50¢/kWhe , which achieved the Phase 2 Go/No Go target of less than 0.12¢/kWhe. Abengoa Solar has high confidence that the primary risk areas have been addressed in the project and a commercial plant utilizing molten salt is economically and technically feasible. The strong results from the Phase 1 and 2 research, testing, and analyses, summarized in this report, led Abengoa Solar to recommend that the project proceed to Phase 3. However, a commercially viable collector interconnection was not fully validated by the end of Phase 2, combined with the uncertainty in the federal budget, forced the DOE and Abengoa Solar to close the project. Thus the resources required to construct and operate a molten salt pilot plant will be solely supplied by Abengoa Solar.

Grogan, Dylan C. P.

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

258

Wireless Communications and Networking Technologies for Smart Grid: Paradigms and Challenges  

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Smart grid, regarded as the next generation power grid, uses two-way flows of electricity and information to create a widely distributed automated energy delivery network. In this work we present our vision on smart grid from the perspective of wireless communications and networking technologies. We present wireless communication and networking paradigms for four typical scenarios in the future smart grid and also point out the research challenges of the wireless communication and networking technologies used in smart grid

Fang, Xi; Xue, Guoliang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Phenylnaphthalene as a Heat Transfer Fluid for Concentrating Solar Power: High-Temperature Static Experiments  

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Concentrating solar power (CSP) may be an alternative to generating electricity from fossil fuels; however, greater thermodynamic efficiency is needed to improve the economics of CSP operation. One way of achieving improved efficiency is to operate the CSP loop at higher temperatures than the current maximum of about 400 C. ORNL has been investigating a synthetic polyaromatic oil for use in a trough type CSP collector, to temperatures up to 500 C. The oil was chosen because of its thermal stability and calculated low vapor and critical pressures. The oil has been synthesized using a Suzuki coupling mechanism and has been tested in static heating experiments. Analysis has been conducted on the oil after heating and suggests that there may be some isomerization taking place at 450 C, but the fluid appears to remain stable above that temperature. Tests were conducted over one week and further tests are planned to investigate stabilities after heating for months and in flow configurations. Thermochemical data and thermophysical predictions indicate that substituted polyaromatic hydrocarbons may be useful for applications that run at higher temperatures than possible with commercial fluids such as Therminol-VP1.

Bell, Jason R [ORNL; Joseph III, Robert Anthony [ORNL; McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Qualls, A L [ORNL

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Cooperative routing in wireless networks  

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In this thesis, we study the problem of energy efficiency and reliability in wireless ad-hoc networks. First, we introduce the idea of wireless cooperation advantage. We formulate the problem of finding the minimum energy ...

Khandani, Amir E. (Amir Ehsan), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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262

Fundamental Tradeoffs on Green Wireless Networks  

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Traditional design of mobile wireless networks mainly focuses on ubiquitous access and large capacity. However, as energy saving and environmental protection become a global demand and inevitable trend, wireless researchers and engineers need to shift their focus to energy-efficiency oriented design, that is, green radio. In this paper, we propose a framework for green radio research and integrate the fundamental issues that are currently scattered. The skeleton of the framework consists of four fundamental tradeoffs: deployment efficiency - energy efficiency tradeoff, spectrum efficiency - energy efficiency tradeoff, bandwidth - power tradeoff, and delay - power tradeoff. With the help of the four fundamental tradeoffs, we demonstrate that key network performance/cost indicators are all stringed together.

Chen, Yan; Xu, Shugong; Li, Geoffrey Ye

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Application Opportunities in Wireless Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents results of examining applications of wireless technologies that may present business potential for energy companies. Five different wireless technology areas are reviewed. Three areas -- Communication Networks, Monitored Security Services, and Home Automation -- potentially represent new business ventures for utilities. Two areas -- Automatic Vehicle Location and Automated Field-Force Management -- represent wireless applications with potential for reduced operating costs and improve...

1998-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

264

IDEA: integrated distributed energy awareness for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy in sensor networks is a distributed, non-transferable resource. Over time, differences in energy availability are likely to arise. Protocols like routing trees may concentrate energy usage at certain nodes. Differences in energy harvesting arising ... Keywords: optimization, resource distribution, resource management, wireless sensor networks

Geoffrey Werner Challen; Jason Waterman; Matt Welsh

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Wireless Sensors and Networks for Advanced Energy Management  

SciTech Connect

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

Hardy, J.E.

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

266

Smart Grid: Building a Wireless Connection | Department of Energy  

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

Grid: Building a Wireless Connection Grid: Building a Wireless Connection Smart Grid: Building a Wireless Connection October 7, 2010 - 2:41pm Addthis Dr. Kristina Johnson What does this mean for me? Along with creating tens of thousands of new jobs, bringing our grid into the 21st century will give consumers and businesses the information they need to reduce their energy consumption - and better manage their energy bills. Smart grid technologies, tools and techniques will also help us reduce the risk of service interruptions of blackouts by giving utilities real-time information about the health of their power networks. The evolution of the wireless industry serves as a valuable reminder of what's possible when you open an industry up to new competition and capital and allow new business models to take root.

267

Wireless Sensor Network Fundamentals  

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

Wireless Sensor Network Fundamentals Wireless Sensor Network Fundamentals Speaker(s): Steven Lanzisera Date: February 8, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kevin Kircher Wireless sensor networks have been promising to provide easy data collection and control capability to applications ranging from scientific data collection, disaster recover, national security, and more. The user experience, however, has been filled with confusing terminology, complicated systems, and a lack of interoperability between vendors. Users with a background in the technology and fundamentals are better able to understand system capabilities, make decisions, and end up with a network that meets their needs. Although a sufficient coverage of this topic is at least a semester course, the goal of this talk is to give a brief

268

Evaluation of Metadata-Based Data Aggregation Scheme in Clustering Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a wireless sensor network (WSN) system, an important problem for the special application, in which the battery of a sensor node cannot be exchanged, is how to extend the life time of the entire WSN system. In the past we proposed an improvement to ... Keywords: energy efficiency, power consumption, wireless sensor network

Yoshitsugu Obashi; Tomohiro Kokogawa; Yi Zheng; Huifang Chen; Hiroshi Mineno; Tadanori Mizuno

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

eSENSE: energy efficient stochastic sensing framework scheme for wireless sensor platforms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy is a precious resource in wireless sensor networks as sensor nodes are typically powered by batteries with high replacement cost. This paper presents eSENSE: an energy-efficient stochastic sensing framework for wireless sensor platforms. ... Keywords: energy management, scheduling, sensor networks

Haiyang Liu; Abhishek Chandra; Jaideep Srivastava

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

QoS supporting and optimal energy allocation for a cluster based wireless sensor network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become a very active and important area of research due to their potential in civil and military applications. A lot of research works focus on energy efficient routing protocols due to the limited energy of battery-powered ... Keywords: Clustering, Data loss rate, Optimal energy allocation, QoS, Source-to-sink delay, Wireless sensor network

Shensheng Tang; Wei Li

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

An efficient data rate maximization algorithm for OFDM based wireless networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a computationally efficient, suboptimal integer bit allocation algorithm that maximizes the overall data rate in multiuser orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems implemented in wireless networks. Assuming the ... Keywords: Bit allocation algorithm, Multiuser OFDM system, Power allocation algorithm, QoS, Wireless networks

Željko Ili?; Alen Bažant; Borivoj Modlic

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Design techniques for ASK demodulators of passive wireless microsystems: a state-of-the-art review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ASK demodulators are widely used in passive wireless microsystems due to their simple design and low power consumption. Although a large number of ASK demodulators emerged recently, an in-depth examination of the pros and cons and design constraints ... Keywords: ASK demodulators, CMOS circuits, Passive wireless microsystems

Fei Yuan

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Topology Control in Ad hoc Wireless Networks with Hitch-hiking  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

infrastructure. Wireless nodes are battery powered and therefore have a limited operational time. Recently, the optimization of energy utilization of wireless node has received significant attention [8]. Different tech them. The number on each edge represents the cover- age provided by that edge to the destination node

Cardei, Mihaela

274

On the wireless local area network design problem with performance guarantees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a model for the wireless local area network (WLAN) design problem with performance guarantees. This problem consists of selecting the location of the access points (APs) as well as the power and the channel of each AP. The performance ... Keywords: Mathematical model, Network design and planning, Tabu search, Wireless local area network (WLAN)

Abderraouf Bahri; Steven Chamberland

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

An evolutionary framework for routing protocol analysis in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are widely adopted for applications ranging from surveillance to environmental monitoring. While powerful and relatively inexpensive, they are subject to behavioural faults which make them unreliable. Due to the complex ... Keywords: anomaly detection, evolutionary algorithms, network efficiency, routing protocols, wireless sensor networks

Doina Bucur; Giovanni Iacca; Giovanni Squillero; Alberto Tonda

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Choosing beacon periods to improve response times for wireless HTTP clients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard power-saving mode (PSM) allows the network interface card (NIC) to periodically sleep between receiving data. In this paper, we show that 802.11 PSM performs poorly due to the fact that an access point is unable ... Keywords: beacon periods, wireless access

Suman Nath; Zachary Anderson; Srinivasan Seshan

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Hands-on approach to teaching wireless sensor networks at the undergraduate level  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Teaching wireless sensor networks (WSNs) at the undergraduate level is both challenging and rewarding. WSNs include low-level programming and debugging, power-aware operations, novel communication paradigms and interdisciplinary applications in real ... Keywords: MSB430, deployment, hands-on experience, teaching, undergraduate, wireless sensor networks

Anna Förster; Mehdi Jazayeri

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Survey Focal design issues affecting the deployment of wireless sensor networks for pipeline monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a target technology for oil and gas pipeline monitoring because they offer benefits of low cost, ease of deployment and ability to cater for data acquisition at great spatial and temporal scales. In order for WSN to ... Keywords: Energy harvesting, Localization, Network reliability, Oil and gas pipeline monitoring, Power efficiency, Sensing modality, Wireless sensor networks

Gbenga Owojaiye; Yichuang Sun

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Fusion-based volcanic earthquake detection and timing in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Volcano monitoring is of great interest to public safety and scientific explorations. However, traditional volcanic instrumentation such as broadband seismometers are expensive, power hungry, bulky, and difficult to install. Wireless sensor networks ... Keywords: Volcano monitoring, data fusion, earthquake detection, wireless sensor network

Rui Tan; Guoliang Xing; Jinzhu Chen; Wen-Zhan Song; Renjie Huang

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Heterogeneous wireless sensor network deployment and topology control based on irregular sensor model  

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Heterogeneous wireless sensor network (heterogeneous WSN) consists of sensor nodes with different ability, such as different computing power and sensing range. Compared with homogeneous WSN, deployment and topology control are more complex in heterogeneous ... Keywords: heterogeneous sensor deployment, irregular sensor model, sensor coverage, topology control, wireless sensor network

Chun-Hsien Wu; Yeh-Ching Chung

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic shepherd - a low-cost, low-bandwidth, wireless network system  

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This paper reports a new novel low-cost, wireless communication network system, called the "Electronic Shepherd" (ES). The system is innovative in the way that it supports flock behavior, meaning that a flock leader monitors the state of the other elements ... Keywords: GPRS, GPS, animal tracking, cost-effective communication, low-power equipment, rural computing, short-range communication, wireless network

Bjørn Thorstensen; Tore Syversen; Trond-Are Bjørnvold; Tron Walseth

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings  

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This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests. This proved to be a major challenge for the project and was ultimately abandoned in favor of a directly wired solution for collecting sensor data at the building. The primary reason for this was the relatively short ranges at which we were able to effectively place the sensor nodes from the central receiving unit. Several different mesh technologies were attempted with similar results. Two hardware devices were created during the original performance period of the project. The first device, the WEB-MC, is a master control unit that has two radios, a CPU, memory, and serves as the central communications device for the WEB-MC System (Currently called the 'BEST Wireless HVAC Maintenance System' as a tentative commercial product name). The WEB-MC communicates with the local mesh network system via one of its antennas. Communication with the mesh network enables the WEB-MC to configure the network, send/receive data from individual motes, and serves as the primary mechanism for collecting sensor data at remote locations. The second antenna enables the WEB-MC to connect to a cellular network ('Long-Haul Communications') to transfer data to and from the NorthWrite Network Operations Center (NOC). A third 'all-in-one' hardware solution was created after the project was extended (Phase 2) and additional resources were provided. The project team leveraged a project funded by the State of Washington to develop a hardware solution that integrated the functionality of the original two devices. The primary reason for this approach was to eliminate the mesh network technical difficulties that severely limited the functionality of the original hardware approach. There were five separate software developments required to deliver the functionality needed for this project. These include the Data Server (or Network Operations Center), Web Application, Diagnostic Software, WEB-MC Embedded Software, Mote Embedded Software. Each of these developments was necessarily dependent on the others. This resulted in a challenging management task - requiring high bandwidth communications among

Patrick O'Neill

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

283

Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests. This proved to be a major challenge for the project and was ultimately abandoned in favor of a directly wired solution for collecting sensor data at the building. The primary reason for this was the relatively short ranges at which we were able to effectively place the sensor nodes from the central receiving unit. Several different mesh technologies were attempted with similar results. Two hardware devices were created during the original performance period of the project. The first device, the WEB-MC, is a master control unit that has two radios, a CPU, memory, and serves as the central communications device for the WEB-MC System (Currently called the 'BEST Wireless HVAC Maintenance System' as a tentative commercial product name). The WEB-MC communicates with the local mesh network system via one of its antennas. Communication with the mesh network enables the WEB-MC to configure the network, send/receive data from individual motes, and serves as the primary mechanism for collecting sensor data at remote locations. The second antenna enables the WEB-MC to connect to a cellular network ('Long-Haul Communications') to transfer data to and from the NorthWrite Network Operations Center (NOC). A third 'all-in-one' hardware solution was created after the project was extended (Phase 2) and additional resources were provided. The project team leveraged a project funded by the State of Washington to develop a hardware solution that integrated the functionality of the original two devices. The primary reason for this approach was to eliminate the mesh network technical difficulties that severely limited the functionality of the original hardware approach. There were five separate software developments required to deliver the functionality needed for this project. These include the Data Server (or Network Operations Center), Web Application, Diagnostic Software, WEB-MC Embedded Software, Mote Embedded Software. Each of these developments was necessarily dependent on the others. This resulted in a challenging management task - requiring high bandwidth communications among

Patrick O'Neill

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

284

Ttl prediction schemes and the effects of inter-update time distribution on wireless data access  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. Modern mobile networks, such as GPRS and UMTS, support wireless data applications. One successful example is the ever popular i-Mode in Japan. Wireless data services (wireless Internet) become more important as more and more customers of handheld devices enjoy the convenience of the ubiquitous computing. To improve the effective wireless data access, the time-to-live (TTL) management for data entries becomes important due to its use in effective caching design. In this paper, we study three TTL prediction schemes and investigate the effects of the inter-update time distribution on the wireless data access. Performance analysis is carried out via simulations as well as analytical modeling. We expect our results will be useful for the future wireless data access systems, in which transmission power for mobile devices is more limited.

Zygmunt J. Haas; Ben Liang; Yi-bing Lin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Power Harvesting for Sensors in Electric Power Utility Applications: State of Science Review and Test Bed Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The value of wireless sensor networks in remote locations or at high-voltage applications depends on the networks’ reliable operation for extended period of times without human intervention. Therefore, a major consideration when using wireless sensors is the problem of providing power to the sensors. Presently, wireless sensor nodes are commonly powered by batteries. This situation presents a substantial roadblock to the widespread deployment of wireless sensors due to battery lifetimes and other issues ...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

286

Exploring user perception of wireless campus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study is to investigate the perception of a university's wireless student users. The research first identified key factors and indicators that are the determinants of a successful wireless campus and further employed a survey to measure ... Keywords: higher education, legality, mobile communications, reliability, trust, university networks, user perception, user satisfaction, wireless accessibility, wireless campus, wireless networks

J. Michael Tarn; Muhammad A. Razi; Noelle Wiley; Jeffrey Hsu

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Large wireless networks : fundamental limits and design issues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

design and operation of wireless networks? Unfortunately notWireless Communications: Scaling Laws and Optimal Operation”,

Minero, Paolo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Optimal Power Allocation for Renewable Energy Source  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Battery powered transmitters face energy constraint, replenishing their energy by a renewable energy source (like solar or wind power) can lead to longer lifetime. We consider here the problem of finding the optimal power allocation under random channel conditions for a wireless transmitter, such that rate of information transfer is maximized. Here a rechargeable battery, which is periodically charged by renewable source, is used to power the transmitter. All of above is formulated as a Markov Decision Process. Structural properties like the monotonicity of the optimal value and policy derived in this paper will be of vital importance in understanding the kind of algorithms and approximations needed in real-life scenarios. The effect of curse of dimensionality which is prevalent in Dynamic programming problems can thus be reduced. We show our results under the most general of assumptions.

Sinha, Abhinav

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Miniaturized wireless sensor network  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper addresses an overview of the wireless sensor networks. It is shown that MEMS/NEMS technologies and SIP concept are well suited for advanced architectures. It is also shown analog architectures have to be compatible with digital signal techniques to develop smart network of microsystem.

Lecointre, Aubin; Dubuc, David; Katia, Grenier; Patrick, Pons; Aubert, Hervé; Muller, A; Berthou, Pascal; Gayraud, Thierry; Plana, Robert

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Wireless Scheduling Mung Chiang  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless Scheduling Mung Chiang Electrical Engineering, Princeton University WiOpt Seoul, Korea 2005, Neely Modiano Li 2005, Eryilmaz Srikant 2005, Stolyar 2005, Chen Low Chiang Doyle 2006... · Saturated Joint congestion control and contention control: Wang Kar 2005, Lee Chiang Calderbank 2006, Zhang

Chiang, Mung

291

Ubiquitous Wireless Interworking (UWIN)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering #12;STA Vision of Future Home Network Everything radiates generation wireless infrastructure? Must lower costs for service providers throughout the life-cycle (install workload models at several levels Study basic usage Study patterns ... #12;SIP-MIPv6 Interworking SIP

Gruner, Daniel S.

292

Solar-Aware clustering in wireless sensor networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy conservation plays a crucial in wireless sensor networks since such networks are designed to be placed in hostile and non-accessible areas. While battery-driven sensors will run out of battery sooner or later, the use of renewable energy sources such as solar power or gravitation may extend the lifetime of a sensor network. We propose to utilize solar power in wireless sensor networks and extend LEACH a well-known cluster-based protocol for sensor networks to become solar-aware. The presented simulation results show that making LEACH solar-aware significantly extends the lifetime of sensor networks. 1

Thiemo Voigt; Hartmut Ritter

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Understanding Wireless: Digital Mobile, Cellular and PCS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:This text covers wireless communications fundamentals, including wireless network architecture, network components, and wireless call processing. The bulk of the book, however, involves the discussion of major enabling technologies ...

Ming-Chwan Chow

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Wireless energy transmission to supplement energy harvesters in sensor network applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this paper we present a method for coupling wireless energy transmission with traditional energy harvesting techniques in order to power sensor nodes for structural health monitoring applications. The goal of this study is to develop a system that can be permanently embedded within civil structures without the need for on-board power sources. Wireless energy transmission is included to supplement energy harvesting techniques that rely on ambient or environmental, energy sources. This approach combines several transducer types that harvest ambient energy with wireless transmission sources, providing a robust solution that does not rely on a single energy source. Experimental results from laboratory and field experiments are presented to address duty cycle limitations of conventional energy harvesting techniques, and the advantages gained by incorporating a wireless energy transmission subsystem. Methods of increasing the efficiency, energy storage medium, target applications and the integrated use of energy harvesting sources with wireless energy transmission will be discussed.

Farinholt, Kevin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Taylor, Stuart G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles R [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Dynamic power management in environmentally powered systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a framework for energy management in energy harvesting embedded systems is presented. As a possible example scenario, we focus on wireless sensor nodes which are powered by solar cells. We demonstrate that classical power management solutions ... Keywords: embedded systems, energy harvesting, model predictive control, power management, real-time scheduling, reward maximization

Clemens Moser; Jian-Jia Chen; Lothar Thiele

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Adapting Wireless Technology to Lighting Control and Environmental Sensing  

SciTech Connect

The high cost of retrofitting buildings with advanced lighting control systems is a barrier to adoption of this energy-saving technology. Wireless technology, however, offers a solution to mounting installation costs since it requires no additional wiring to implement. To demonstrate the feasibility of such a system, a prototype wirelessly-controlled advanced lighting system was designed and built. The system includes the following components: a wirelessly-controllable analog circuit module (ACM), a wirelessly-controllable electronic dimmable ballast, a T8 3-lamp fixture, an environmental multi-sensor, a current transducer, and control software. The ACM, dimmable ballast, multi-sensor, and current transducer were all integrated with SmartMesh{trademark} wireless mesh networking nodes, called motes, enabling wireless communication, sensor monitoring, and actuator control. Each mote-enabled device has a reliable communication path to the SmartMesh Manager, a single board computer that controls network functions and connects the wireless network to a PC running lighting control software. The ACM is capable of locally driving one or more standard 0-10 Volt electronic dimmable ballasts through relay control and a 0-10 Volt controllable output. The mote-integrated electronic dimmable ballast is designed to drive a standard 3-lamp T8 light fixture. The environmental multi-sensor measures occupancy, light level and temperature. The current transducer is used to measure the power consumed by the fixture. Control software was developed to implement advanced lighting algorithms, including daylight ramping, occupancy control, and demand response. Engineering prototypes of each component were fabricated and tested in a bench-scale system. Based on standard industry practices, a cost analysis was conducted. It is estimated that the installation cost of a wireless advanced lighting control system for a retrofit application is at least 30% lower than a comparable wired system for a typical 16,000 square-foot office building, with a payback period of less than 3 years.

Dana Teasdale; Francis Rubinstein; Dave Watson; Steve Purdy

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Wireless Temperature Sensors for Improved HVAC Control  

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reliable, and affordable and affordable Wireless Temperature Sensors for Improved HVAC Control An assessment of wireless sensor technology Executive Summary This Technology...

298

Battery Wireless Solutions Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Data Page Edit with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Battery Wireless Solutions Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Battery & Wireless Solutions...

299

Capacity consideration of wireless ad hoc networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Capacity ProblemCurrent Research on Capacity of Wireless Ad HocChapter 3 Upper Bound on the Capacity of Wireless Ad Hoc

Tan, Yusong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Attacking Automatic Wireless Network Selection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless 802.11 networking is becoming so prevalent that many users have become accustomed to having available wireless networks in their workplace, home, and many public places such as airports and coffee shops. Modern client operating systems implement automatic wireless network discovery and known network identification to facilitate wireless networking for the end-user. In order to implement known network discovery, client operating systems remember past wireless networks that have been joined and automatically look for these networks (referred to as Preferred or Trusted Networks) whenever the wireless network adapter is enabled. By examining these implementations in detail, we have discovered previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in the implementation of these algorithms under the two most prevalent client operating systems, Windows XP and MacOS X. With custom base station software, an attacker may cause clients within wireless radio range to associate to the attacker’s wireless network without user interaction or notification. This will occur even if the user has never connected to a wireless network before or they have an empty Preferred/Trusted Networks List. We describe these vulnerabilities as well as their implementation and impact. 1

Dino A. Dai Zovi; Shane A. Macaulay

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Increasing network lifetime in an energy-constrained wireless sensor network  

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Energy in wireless sensor networks is a scarce resource, therefore an energy-efficient mechanism is required to increase the network lifetime. In this paper, we study the problem of optimal power allocation, taking into account the estimation of the ...

Said El Abdellaoui; Mérouane Debbah; Youssef Fakhri; Driss Aboutajdine

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Trimming the tree: tailoring adaptive huffman coding to wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nodes in wireless sensor networks are generally designed to operate on a limited energy budget, and must consciously use the available charge to allow for long lifetimes. As the radio transceiver is the predominant power consumer on current node platforms, ...

Andreas Reinhardt; Delphine Christin; Matthias Hollick; Johannes Schmitt; Parag S. Mogre; Ralf Steinmetz

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

iCalm: Wearable Sensor and Network Architecture for Wirelessly Communicating and Logging Autonomic Activity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Widespread use of affective sensing in healthcare applications has been limited due to several practical factors, such as lack of comfortable wearable sensors, lack of wireless standards, and lack of low-power affordable ...

Dobson, Kelly

304

EM analysis of rijndael and ECC on a wireless java-based PDA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although many wireless portable devices offer more resistance to bus probing and power analysis due to their compact size, susceptibility to electromagnetic (EM) attacks must be analyzed. This paper demonstrates, for the first time, a real EM-based attack ...

Catherine H. Gebotys; Simon Ho; C. C. Tiu

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

An Energy Efficient Collaborative Framework for Event Notification in Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks consist of large number of lowpower devices equipped with RF links for communicationthat have several military, civil and environmentalmonitoring applications. The energy constraints due tolimited battery power present numerous ...

Shruti Chugh; Sagar Dharia; Dharma P. Agrawal

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Sensemble : a wireless inertial sensor system for the interactive dance and collective motion analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The motivation for this project is the recent opportunity to leverage low-power, high-bandwidth RF devices and compact inertial sensors to create a wearable, wireless, motion analysis system meeting the demands of many ...

Aylward, Ryan P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A high speed image transmission system for ultra-wideband wireless links  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ultra-wideband (UWB) communication is an emerging technology that offers short range, high data rate wireless transmission, with low power consumption and low consumer cost. Operating in the 3.1 GHz - 10.6 GHz frequency ...

Liang, Helen He

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Energy-efficient platform designs for real-world wireless sensing applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Real-world wireless sensing applications demand system platforms with a wide range of size, cost, power consumption, connectivity, performance, and flexibility requirements. These goals cannot be achieved without understanding the nature of the sensing ...

P. H. Chou; Chulsung Park

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Wireless Networking  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory UT-Battelle U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory Find People · Contacts · Site Index · Comments Saturday, January 11, 2014 Location right-hand arrow ORNL Home · Visiting ORNL · Wireless Networking Home News About ORNL ORNL Video Science & Technology Spallation Neutron Source User Facilities Technology Transfer Working with ORNL Community Outreach Jobs Visitor Information Calendar of Events University Partners Contact Us Featured Sites Home News About ORNL ORNL Video Science & Technology Spallation Neutron Source User Facilities Technology Transfer Working with ORNL Community Outreach Jobs Visitor Information Calendar of Events

310

NETL: Technology Transfer - DOE  

Home > Technology Transfer. ... and cheaper to design future power plants. ... we welcome the opportunity to build mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, ...

311

Assessment of the technology transfer potential of federal photovoltaic power system applications to commercial markets. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An assessment of the market potential of photovoltaic power supplies is presented. Markets analyzed include the water pumping market, marine navigational aids, cathodic protection, remote general power sources, telecommunications, air navigational aids, mobile generator market, instrumentation, and utility connected applications.

Jaras, T F

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Task allocation and scheduling in wireless distributed computing networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless distributed computing (WDC) is an enabling technology that allows radio nodes to cooperate in processing complex computational tasks of an application in a distributed manner. WDC research is being driven by the fact that mobile portable computing ... Keywords: Distributed computing, Power and energy consumption, Scheduling, Task allocation

Dinesh Datla; Haris I. Volos; S. M. Hasan; Jeffrey H. Reed; Tamal Bose

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A new clustering scheme for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy consumption has always been the most serious issue to consider while deploying Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Sensor nodes are limited in power, computational capacities and memory so reporting the occurring of specific events, such as fire ... Keywords: Opnet simulator, PMM, WSNs, cluster, event, mobile sink, sensor node model

Hajar Mousannif; Said Rakrak; Hassan Al Moatassime

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Combinatorial structures for design of wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Combinatorial designs are very effective tools for managing keys in an infrastructure where power and memory are two major constraints. None of the present day wireless technologies takes the advantage of combinatorial designs. In this paper, we have ... Keywords: combinatorial design, key predistribution, projective plane, sensor network, transversal design

Dibyendu Chakrabarti; Jennifer Seberry

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Prius: generic hybrid trace compression for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several diagnostic tracing techniques (e.g., event, power, and control-flow tracing) have been proposed for run-time debugging and postmortem analysis of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Traces generated by such techniques can become large, defying the ... Keywords: compression, sensor networks, tracing

Vinaitheerthan Sundaram; Patrick Eugster; Xiangyu Zhang

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

A case for centrally controlled wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we present the Intelligent, Manageable, Power-Efficient and Reliable Internetworking Architecture (IMPERIA), a centrally managed architecture for large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs). We discuss the advantages of a centralized ... Keywords: Centrally managed, Clustering, MQTT-S, Scheduling, WSN

Urs Hunkeler, Clemens Lombriser, Hong Linh Truong, Beat Weiss

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Short-Term Solar Energy Forecasting Using Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Short-Term Solar Energy Forecasting Using Wireless Sensor Networks Stefan Achleitner, Tao Liu in power output is a major concern and forecasting is, therefore, a top priority. We propose a sensing infrastructure to enable sensing of solar irradiance with application to solar array output forecasting

Cerpa, Alberto E.

318

Measurement of the free neutron-proton analyzing power and spin transfer parameters in the charge exchange region at 790 MeV  

SciTech Connect

The free neutron-proton analyzing power and the spin transfer parameters (K/sub NN/, K/sub SS/, K/sub SL/, and K/sub LL/) were measured at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility at 790 MeV between 165/sup 0/ and 180/sup 0/ center of mass. A 40% polarized neutron beam incident on a liquid hydrogen target was used. The recoil protons were momentum analyzed with a magnetic spectrometer to isolate elastic scatters. A large solid angle carbon polarimeter was used to measure the proton polarization. The measurements are the first at this energy and are in basic agreement with pre-existing phase shift solutions. The proton-carbon analyzing power was measured between 500 and 750 MeV. An empirical fit to the proton-carbon analyzing power between 100 and 750 MeV was done.

Ransome, R.D.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Security for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This chapter identifies the vulnerabilities associated with the operational paradigms currently employed by Wireless Sensor Networks. A survey of current WSN security research is presented. The security issues of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks and infrastructure ... Keywords: WSN, security, sensor networks, wireless

Sasikanth Avancha; Jeffrey Undercoffer; Anupam Joshi; John Pinkston

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Wireless Robotics: Opportunities and Challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless robotics is one of the emerging fields in the world of automation. In-spite of research and standardization efforts around the world, the definition of the term "Robot" is still evolving. Robots have found application in many domains including ... Keywords: Mobile robotics, Standardization, Wireless robotics

Sivabalan Arumugam; Ritesh Kumar Kalle; Anand R. Prasad

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CS 535- Wireless Network Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a 3-credit course that focuses on security and privacy issues in wireless networks and systems. Generally the security of MAC and especially upper layers are considered in this class. This course is not intended to cover cryptography in detail, but an overview of cryptography will be given at the beginning of the course so that the students who do not know cryptography would have sufficient information to understand the rest of the course. Although the catalogue information for this course (see below) several sub areas of wireless network security, in this course we will focus on ad hoc and sensor network security. Catalogue Data: This course covers security and privacy issues in wireless networks and systems, such as cellular networks, wireless LANs, wireless PANs, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, satellite networks, wireless mesh networks, sensor networks and RFID systems. Security problems of MAC and especially upper layers will be emphasized. Attacks and proposed solutions at several layers, authentication, key distribution and key management, secure routing, selfish and malicious behaviors, and secure group communication are analyzed for applicable wireless network types. A short overview of cryptography and wireless networking principles will be given at the beginning of the course. Prerequisite: Formally there is no prerequisite for this course, but students are expected to come with undergrad level computer networks background. Moreover, computer-programming expertise is necessary. Instructor: Schedule:

Albert Levi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Fuzzy Modeling of Uplink Transmit Power Control in a CDMA Network.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??From its beginning, transmit power has always placed a significant constraint on the performance of wireless radio systems. The transmit power control problem can be… (more)

Uzoechi, Victor

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Pervasive healthcare and wireless health monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an increasingly mobile society and the worldwide deployment of mobile and wireless networks, the wireless infrastructure can support many current and emerging healthcare applications. This could fulfill the vision of "Pervasive Healthcare" or healthcare ... Keywords: ad hoc wireless networks, healthcare applications, location management, mobile and wireless networks, pervasive

Upkar Varshney

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Adaptive Scheduling in Ad Hoc and Cellular Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Under unicast operations in wireless cellular networks, wetransmission operations in cellular wireless networks. Underoperation for failovers under heterogeneous traffic loading conditions in wireless

Tan, Choo Chin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

An efficient multi-channel wireless switching system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the scheduling operation in wireless switching systems. Thefor the local operation between a wireless switch port andoperations in interference-rich multi-channel wireless

Shim, Jaewook

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Capacity of ultra-wideband power-constrained ad hoc networks  

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increases ad hoc wireless capacity,” in Proc. IEEE Int.Negi and A. Rajeswaran, “Capacity of power constrained ad-Gupta and P. R. Kumar, “The capacity of wireless networks,”

Tang, Xiaojun; Hua, Yingbo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Energy Efficient Computing with the Low Power, Energy Aware Processing (LEAP) Architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and scheduled operation of sensors and wireless interface,wireless interfaces each selected to provide both low power operation andwireless commu- nications interfaces, these devices are scheduled for only minimal operation;

McIntire, Dustin Hale

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Industrial Wireless Sensors: A User's Perspective on the Impact of Standards on Wide-spread Deployment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of wireless sensing technologies in industrial instrumentation will undoubtedly become more important in the years ahead. . Deployment of such instrumentation in an industrial setting with its heightened security and robustness criteria hinges on user acceptance of verified performance as well as meeting cost requirements. Today, industrial users face many choices when specifying a wireless sensor network, including radio performance, battery life, interoperability, security, and standards compliance. The potential market for industrial wireless sensors is literally millions of wireless instruments and it is imperative that accurate information for applying the technology to real-world applications be available to the end-user so that they can make informed deployment decisions. The majority of industrial wireless automation designs now being deployed or being considered for deployment are based on three different standards . The HART Communications Foundation s WirelessHART (IEC 62591), the International Society of Automation s ISA100.11a, and the offering from the Industrial Wireless Alliance of China known as WIA-PA (IEC 62601). Aside from these industrial automation standards, users must also be cognizant of the underlying wireless network standards IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, and IEEE 802.15.3a and their interactions with the three principal industrial automation protocols mentioned previously. The crucial questions being asked by end users revolve around sensor network performance, interoperability, reliability, and security. This paper will discuss potential wireless sensor applications in power plants, barriers to the acceptance of wireless technology, concerns related to standards, and provide an end user prospective on the issues affecting wide-spread deployment of wireless sensors. Finally, the authors conclude with a discussion of a recommended path forward including how standards organizations can better facilitate end user decision making and how end users can locate and use objective information for decision making.

Taft, Cyrus W. [Taft Engineering, Inc.; Manges, Wayne W [ORNL; Sorge, John N [Southern Company Services, Inc.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Microsoft Word - Wireless - Nike CX.doc  

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

6, 2010 6, 2010 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Tim Murray Project Manager - TELP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Nike Clearwire Wireless Communication Facilities Budget Information: WO# 227499, Task 01 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.7 Acquisition, installation, operation, and removal of communication systems... B1.15 Siting, construction (or modification), and operation of support buildings or support structures... B1.19 Siting, construction, and operation of microwave and radio communication towers and associated facilities... Location: Washington County, Oregon, Township 1 South, Range 1 West, Section 5 Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

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Operational safety enhancement of Soviet-designed nuclear reactors via development of nuclear power plant simulators and transfer of related technology  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE), under the US government`s International Nuclear Safety Program (INSP), is implementing a program of developing and providing simulators for many of the Russian and Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) manage and provide technical oversight of the various INSP simulator projects for DOE. The program also includes a simulator technology transfer process to simulator design organizations in Russia and Ukraine. Training programs, installation of new simulators, and enhancements in existing simulators are viewed as providing a relatively fast and cost-effective technology transfer that will result in measurable improvement in the safety culture and operation of NPPs. A review of this program, its present status, and its accomplishments are provided in this paper.

Kohut, P.; Epel, L.G.; Tutu, N.K. [and others

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers |  

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

Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers October 7, 2013 - 9:15am Addthis The geometrical arrangement of your server rack in a data center to optimize heat removal can dramatically lower cooling and fan power needs. Server rack configuration in the Data Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Research Support Facility. Photo credit: NREL PIX 18784 The waste heat emitted from institutional data center servers can be removed more efficiently when design considerations are evaluated and innovative monitoring sensor networks are installed for verification and measurement. Hot aisle containment system in the Data Center at the NREL Research Support Facility. Photo credit: NREL PIX 18780

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FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers |  

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

FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers October 7, 2013 - 9:15am Addthis The geometrical arrangement of your server rack in a data center to optimize heat removal can dramatically lower cooling and fan power needs. Server rack configuration in the Data Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Research Support Facility. Photo credit: NREL PIX 18784 The waste heat emitted from institutional data center servers can be removed more efficiently when design considerations are evaluated and innovative monitoring sensor networks are installed for verification and measurement. Hot aisle containment system in the Data Center at the NREL Research Support Facility. Photo

333

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

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

Dai, Lillian Lei, 1978-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Deploying a wireless sensor network on an active volcano  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Augmenting heavy and power-hungry data collection equipment with lighter, smaller wireless sensor network nodes leads to faster,larger deployments. Arrays comprising dozens of wireless sensor nodes are now possible,allowing scientific studies that aren’t feasible with traditional instrumentation. Designing sensor networks to support volcanic studies requires addressing the high data rates and high data fidelity these studies demand. The authors ’ sensor-network application for volcanic data collection relies on triggered event detection and reliable data retrieval to meet bandwidth and data-quality demands. Wireless sensor networks — in which numerous resource-limited nodes are linked via low-bandwidth wireless radios — have been the focus of intense research during the past few years. Since their conception, they’ve excited a range of scientific communities because of their potential to facilitate data acquisition and scientific studies. Collaborations between computer scientists and other domain scientists have produced networks that can record data at a scale and resolution not previously possible. Taking this progress one step further, wireless sensor networks can potentially advance the pursuit of geophysical studies of volcanic activity. Two years ago, our team of computer scientists at Harvard University began collaborating with volcanologists at the University of North Carolina, the University of New Hampshire, and the Instituto

Konrad Lorincz; Matt Welsh; Omar Marcillo; Jeff Johnson; Mario Ruiz; Jonathan Lees

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER DELIVERY, VOL. XX, NO. Y, MARCH 2006 1 Numerical simulation of transferred potentials in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is essential to assure the security of the grounding systems in electrical substations. This paper presents a numerical formulation for the analysis of transferred earth potentials in a grounding installation due to metallic stuctures or conductors in the surroundings of the grounding grid when a layered soil model

Colominas, Ignasi

336

Wireless Sensor Network for Electric Transmission Line Monitoring  

SciTech Connect

Generally, federal agencies tasked to oversee power grid reliability are dependent on data from grid infrastructure owners and operators in order to obtain a basic level of situational awareness. Since there are many owners and operators involved in the day-to-day functioning of the power grid, the task of accessing, aggregating and analyzing grid information from these sources is not a trivial one. Seemingly basic tasks such as synchronizing data timestamps between many different data providers and sources can be difficult as evidenced during the post-event analysis of the August 2003 blackout. In this project we investigate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of deploying a network of wireless power line monitoring devices as a method of independently monitoring key parts of the power grid as a complement to the data which is currently available to federal agencies from grid system operators. Such a network is modeled on proprietary power line monitoring technologies and networks invented, developed and deployed by Genscape, a Louisville, Kentucky based real-time energy information provider. Genscape measures transmission line power flow using measurements of electromagnetic fields under overhead high voltage transmission power lines in the United States and Europe. Opportunities for optimization of the commercial power line monitoring technology were investigated in this project to enable lower power consumption, lower cost and improvements to measurement methodologies. These optimizations were performed in order to better enable the use of wireless transmission line monitors in large network deployments (perhaps covering several thousand power lines) for federal situational awareness needs. Power consumption and cost reduction were addressed by developing a power line monitor using a low power, low cost wireless telemetry platform known as the ''Mote''. Motes were first developed as smart sensor nodes in wireless mesh networking applications. On such a platform, it has been demonstrated in this project that wireless monitoring units can effectively deliver real-time transmission line power flow information for less than $500 per monitor. The data delivered by such a monitor has during the course of the project been integrated with a national grid situational awareness visualization platform developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Novel vibration energy scavenging methods based on piezoelectric cantilevers were also developed as a proposed method to power such monitors, with a goal of further cost reduction and large-scale deployment. Scavenging methods developed during the project resulted in 50% greater power output than conventional cantilever-based vibrational energy scavenging devices typically used to power smart sensor nodes. Lastly, enhanced and new methods for electromagnetic field sensing using multi-axis magnetometers and infrared reflectometry were investigated for potential monitoring applications in situations with a high density of power lines or high levels of background 60 Hz noise in order to isolate power lines of interest from other power lines in close proximity. The goal of this project was to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of using small form factor, highly optimized, low cost, low power, non-contact, wireless electric transmission line monitors for delivery of real-time, independent power line monitoring for the US power grid. The project was divided into three main types of activity as follows; (1) Research into expanding the range of applications for non-contact power line monitoring to enable large scale low cost sensor network deployments (Tasks 1, 2); (2) Optimization of individual sensor hardware components to reduce size, cost and power consumption and testing in a pilot field study (Tasks 3,5); and (3) Demonstration of the feasibility of using the data from the network of power line monitors via a range of custom developed alerting and data visualization applications to deliver real-time information to federal agencies and others tasked with grid reliability (Tasks 6,8)

Alphenaar, Bruce

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

337

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

338

Distributed resource allocation with fairness for cognitive radios in wireless mobile ad hoc networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Both spectrum sensing and power allocation have crucial effects on the performance of wireless cognitive ad hoc networks. In order to obtain the optimal available subcarrier sets and transmission powers, we propose in this paper a distributed resource ... Keywords: Cognitive radio, Distributed resource allocation, Mobile ad hoc networks, Power control, Spectrum allocation

Songtao Guo; Chuangyin Dang; Xiaofeng Liao

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Biomonitoring with Wireless Communications  

SciTech Connect

This review is divided into three sections: technologies for monitoring physiological parameters; biosensors for chemical assays and wireless communications technologies including image transmissions. Applications range from monitoring high risk patients for heart, respiratory activity and falls to sensing levels of physical activity in military, rescue, and sports personnel. The range of measurements include, heart rate, pulse wave form, respiratory rate, blood oxygen, tissue pCO2, exhaled carbon dioxide and physical activity. Other feasible measurements will employ miniature chemical laboratories on silicon or plastic chips. The measurements can be extended to clinical chemical assays ranging from common blood assays to protein or specialized protein measurements (e.g., troponin, creatine, and cytokines such as TNF and IL6). Though the feasibility of using wireless technology to communicate vital signs has been demonstrated 32 years ago (1) it has been only recently that practical and portable devices and communications net works have become generally available for inexpensive deployment of comfortable and affordable devices and systems.

Budinger, Thomas F.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Thermoelectric Applications to Truck Essential Power  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The subjects covered in this report are: thermoelectrics, 1-kW generator for diesel engine; self-powered heater; power for wireless data transmission; and quantum-well thermoelectrics.

John C. Bass; Norbert B. Elsner

2001-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Remote-Controllable Power Outlet System for Home Power Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe the Wireless Power-Controlled Outlet Module (WPCOM) with a scalable mechanism for home power management which we have developed. The WPCOM integrates the multiple AC power sockets and a simple low-power microcontroller into ...

Chia-Hung Lien; Ying-Wen Bai; Ming-Bo Lin

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

New Report on NIST Tests of Wireless Environment in Auto ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... key parameters that describe the wireless propagation environment, which will be ... of wireless equipment used in highly reflective environments. ...

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

343

Selecting forwarding neighbors in wireless ad hoc networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

networking operation in wireless ad hoc networks. It isa fundamental operation which is frequent in wireless ad hoc

Calinescu, G; Mandoiu, Ion I; Wan, P J; Zelikovsky, A Z

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

NREL Successfully Transfers VSHOT Technology to Solar Industry  

NREL Successfully Transfers VSHOT Technology to Solar Industry ... The increasing demand for concentrating solar power, ... Technology Transfer Home;

345

A Survey of Attacks, Security Mechanisms and Challenges in Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless Sensor networks (WSN) is an emerging technology and have great potential to be employed in critical situations like battlefields and commercial applications such as building, traffic surveillance, habitat monitoring and smart homes and many more scenarios. One of the major challenges wireless sensor networks face today is security. While the deployment of sensor nodes in an unattended environment makes the networks vulnerable to a variety of potential attacks, the inherent power and memory limitations of sensor nodes makes conventional security solutions unfeasible. The sensing technology combined with processing power and wireless communication makes it profitable for being exploited in great quantity in future. The wireless communication technology also acquires various types of security threats. This paper discusses a wide variety of attacks in WSN and their classification mechanisms and different securities available to handle them including the challenges faced.

Padmavathi, Dr G

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

A mobile-agent based wireless sensing network for structural monitoring applications  

SciTech Connect

A new wireless sensing network paradigm is presented for structural monitoring applications. In this approach, both power and data interrogation commands are conveyed via a mobile agent that is sent to sensor nodes to perform intended interrogations, which can alleviate several limitations of the traditional sensing networks. Furthermore, the mobile agent provides computational power to make near real-time assessments on the structural conditions. This paper will discuss such prototype systems, which are used to interrogate impedance-based sensors for structural health monitoring applications. Our wireless sensor node is specifically designed to accept various energy sources, including wireless energy transmission, and to be wirelessly triggered on an as-needed basis by the mobile agent or other sensor nodes. The capabilities of this proposed sensing network paradigm are demonstrated in the laboratory and the field.

Taylor, Stuart G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farinholt, Kevin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Figueiredo, Eloi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Flynn, Eric B [UCSD; Mascarenas, David L [UCSD; Todd, Michael D [UCSD

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

A survey on wireless sensor network infrastructure for agriculture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The hybrid wireless sensor network is a promising application of wireless sensor networking techniques. The main difference between a hybrid WSN and a terrestrial wireless sensor network is the wireless underground sensor network, which communicates ... Keywords: Agriculture, Hybrid wireless sensor network, Information collection, Monitoring, Wireless underground sensor network

Xiaoqing Yu; Pute Wu; Wenting Han; Zenglin Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Energy Solutions Using Wireless Telemetry  

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Solutions Using Wireless Telemetry Solutions Using Wireless Telemetry Speaker(s): Andy Green Date: June 12, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney This talk will address the following: * Introduction to wireless data networks * What are cellular control channels and why do I care? * Telemetry using wireless short packet data * Aeris technologies * Energy applications - Automatic meter reading - HVAV-R monitoring and control - Home gateways and remote thermostat control - Load management and curtailment - Distribution automation - Supply monitoring/management * The future For more information on this topic, you're invited to visit Aeris.Net at: http://www.aeris.net For more information about this seminar, please contact: Satkartar Kinney(510) 495-2365

349

Embracing interference in wireless systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Gollakota, Shyamnath (Shyamnath Venkata Satyasrisai)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Wireless Everything - Unwiring the World  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wirelessness and radio technologies have been at the heart of many disruptive businesses and activities. This paper argues that this trend will continue as new research topics and novel ways to use existing techniques have an impact on both business ...

R. Mannings; G. Cosier

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Performance Aware Tasking for Environmentally Powered Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Schiller. Utilizing solar power in wireless sensor networks.heliomote is running on solar power and the battery is beingthat only the actual solar power available to the batteries

A. Kansal; D. Potter; MB Srivastava

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical  

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

Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Energy asset owners are facing a monumental challenge as they address compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards (CIP-002 through CIP-009). The increased use of wireless technologies and their introduction into control center networks and field devices compound this challenge, as ambiguity exists regarding the applicability of the CIP requirements to wireless networking technologies. Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards More Documents & Publications

353

Wireless Connectivity for Electric Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The information age has seen the advent of low-cost, reliable wireless networking technologies, originally developed for information technology (IT) applications. Control system and IT vendors and equipment are converging at a rapid rate. Today there is a plethora of wireless connectivity solutions for various control system components. As always, the goal of a control system security process is to balance security while operating the control system within resource limits. This report identifies and eval...

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

354

Self organization of wireless sensor networks using ultra-wideband radios  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A novel UWB communications method and system that provides self-organization for wireless sensor networks is introduced. The self-organization is in terms of scalability, power conservation, channel estimation, and node synchronization in wireless sensor networks. The UWB receiver in the present invention adds two new tasks to conventional TR receivers. The two additional units are SNR enhancing unit and timing acquisition and tracking unit.

Dowla, Farid U. (Castro Valley, CA); Nekoogar, Franak (San Ramon, CA); Spiridon, Alex (Palo Alto, CA)

2009-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

355

Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing: Connecting the World Wirelessly: Connecting the World Wirelessly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Welcome to the ACM International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2009) with the theme this year of "Connecting the world wirelessly." This year's Conference continues its tradition of being the premier forum for presentation ...

Mohsen Guizani; Peter Mueller; Klaus-Peter Fähnrich; Athanasios (Thanos) Vasilakos; Yan Zhang; Jun Zhang

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Digital ADCs and ultra-wideband RF circuits for energy constrained wireless applications by Denis Clarke Daly.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ongoing advances in semiconductor technology have enabled a multitude of portable, low power devices like cellular phones and wireless sensors. Most recently, as transistor device geometries reach the nanometer scale, ...

Daly, Denis Clarke

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Strategies and Challenges for Interconnecting Wireless Mesh and Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks and wireless mesh networks are popular research subjects. The interconnection of both network types enables next-generation applications and creates new optimization opportunities. However, current single-gateway solutions are ... Keywords: Cooperation strategies, Future networks, Wireless mesh network, Wireless sensor network

Stefan Bouckaert; Eli De Poorter; Benôit Latré; Jeroen Hoebeke; Ingrid Moerman; Piet Demeester

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

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

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Radio frequency circuits for wireless receiver front-ends  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The beginning of the 21st century sees great development and demands on wireless communication technologies. Wireless technologies, either based on a cable replacement or on a networked environment, penetrate our daily life more rapidly than ever. Low operational power, low cost, small form factor, and function diversity are the crucial requirements for a successful wireless product. The receiver??s front-end circuits play an important role in faithfully recovering the information transmitted through the wireless channel. Bluetooth is a short-range cable replacement wireless technology. A Bluetooth receiver architecture was proposed and designed using a pure CMOS process. The front-end of the receiver consists of a low noise ampli?er (LNA) and mixer. The intermediate frequency was chosen to be 2MHz to save battery power and alleviate the low frequency noise problem. A conventional LNA architecture was used for reliability. The mixer is a modi?ed Gilbert-cell using the current bleeding technique to further reduce the low frequency noise. The front-end draws 10 mA current from a 3 V power supply, has a 8.5 dB noise ?gure, and a voltage gain of 25 dB and -9 dBm IIP3. A front-end for dual-mode receiver is also designed to explore the capability of a multi-standard application. The two standards are IEEE 802.11b and Bluetooth. They work together making the wireless experience more exciting. The front-end is designed using BiCMOS technology and incorporating a direct conversion receiver architecture. A number of circuit techniques are used in the front-end design to achieve optimal results. It consumes 13.6 mA from a 2.5 V power supply with a 5.5 dB noise ?gure, 33 dB voltage gain and -13 dBm IIP3. Besides the system level contributions, intensive studies were carried out on the development of quality LNA circuits. Based on the multi-gated LNA structure, a CMOS LNA structure using bipolar transistors to provide linearization is proposed. This LNA con?guration can achieve comparable linearity to its CMOS multi-gated counterpart and work at a higher frequency with less power consumption. A LNA using an on-chip transformer source degeneration is proposed to realize input impedance matching. The possibility of a dual-band cellular application is studied. Finally, a study on ultra-wide band (UWB) LNA implementation is performed to explore the possibility and capability of CMOS technology on the latest UWB standard for multimedia applications.

Xin, Chunyu

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Resource Guide for Technology Transfer to the Pulp and Paper Industry: Part 4: Power Plant Maintenance and Repair  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to requests from EPRI's member utilities, EPRI's Pulp, Paper and Forest Products Office has developed a Resource Guide for technology products related to that industry. The Resource Guide contains an initial listing of technical reports, software, and products associated with power plant maintenance and repair as found in the EPRIWeb electronic database. These products are arranged to provide the reader with a quick evaluation of each item for applicability to the reader's specific needs.

2000-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Battery discharge characteristics of wireless sensor nodes: An experimental analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract — Battery life extension is the principal driver for energy-efficient wireless sensor network (WSN) design. However, there is growing awareness that in order to truly maximize the operating life of battery-powered systems such as sensor nodes, it is important to discharge the battery in a manner that maximizes the amount of charge extracted from it. In spite of this, there is little published data that quantitatively analyzes the effectiveness with which modern wireless sensor nodes discharge their batteries, under different operating conditions. In this paper, we report on systematic experiments that we conducted to quantify the impact of key wireless sensor network design and environmental parameters on battery performance. Our testbed consists of MICA2DOT Motes, a commercial lithiumcoin battery, and a suite of techniques for measuring battery performance. We evaluate the extent to which known electrochemical phenomena, such as rate-capacity characteristics, charge recovery and thermal effects, can play a role in governing the selection of key WSN design parameters such as power levels, packet sizes, etc. We demonstrate that battery characteristics significantly alter and complicate otherwise well-understood trade-offs in WSN design. In particular, we analyze the non-trivial implications of battery characteristics on WSN power control strategies, and find that a battery-aware approach to power level selection leads to a 52 % increase in battery efficiency. We expect our results to serve as a quantitative basis for future research in designing battery-efficient sensing applications and protocols. I.

Chulsung Park; Kanishka Lahiri

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Wilis: Architectural Modeling of Wireless Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The performance of a wireless system depends on the wireless channel as well as the algorithms used in the transceiver pipelines. Because physical phenomena affect transceiver pipelines in difficult to predict ways, detailed ...

Fleming, Kermin Elliott

363

Distributed computation in wireless and dynamic networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today's wireless networks tend to be centralized: they are organized around a fixed central backbone such as a network of cellular towers or wireless access points. However, as mobile computing devices continue to shrink ...

Oshman, Rotei

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Mutual Exclusion on Multihop, Mobile Wireless Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The system considered in this paper is a mobile wireless network, commonly known as an ad hoc network. Mobile nodes in this dynamic topology function both as processors and routers to provide communication between nodes which are not within wireless ...

Jennifer Walter; Savita Kini

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Energy and quality scalable wireless communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

A platform for wireless networked transducers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As computers, sensors, and wireless communication have become smaller, cheaper, and more sophisticated, wireless transducer platforms have become a focus of research and commercial interest. This report describes an investigation into such platforms. ...

Bernard Horan; Bill Bush; John Nolan; David Cleal

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Adapting Wireless Technology to Lighting Control and Environmental Sensing  

SciTech Connect

Although advanced lighting control systems offer significant energy savings, the high cost of retrofitting buildings with advanced lighting control systems is a barrier to adoption of this energy-saving technology. Wireless technology, however, offers a solution to mounting installation costs since it requires no additional wiring to implement. To demonstrate the feasibility of such a system, a prototype wirelessly-controlled advanced lighting system was designed and built. The system includes the following components: a wirelessly-controllable analog circuit module (ACM), a wirelessly-controllable electronic dimmable ballast, a T8 3-lamp fixture, an environmental multi-sensor, a current transducer, and control software. The ACM, dimmable ballast, multi-sensor, and current transducer were all integrated with SmartMesh{trademark} wireless mesh networking nodes, called motes, enabling wireless communication, sensor monitoring, and actuator control. Each mote-enabled device has a reliable communication path to the SmartMesh Manager, a single board computer that controls network functions and connects the wireless network to a PC running lighting control software. The ACM is capable of locally driving one or more standard 0-10 Volt electronic dimmable ballasts through relay control and a 0-10 Volt controllable output, in addition to 0-24 Volt and 0-10 Volt inputs. The mote-integrated electronic dimmable ballast is designed to drive a standard 3-lamp T8 light fixture. The environmental multisensor measures occupancy, light level and temperature. The current transducer is used to measure the power consumed by the fixture. Control software was developed to implement advanced lighting algorithms, including open and closed-loop daylight ramping, occupancy control, and demand response. Engineering prototypes of each component were fabricated and tested in a bench-scale system. Based on standard industry practices, a cost analysis was conducted. It is estimated that the installation cost of a wireless advanced lighting control system for a retrofit application is at least 20% lower than a comparable wired system for a typical 16,000 square-foot office building, with a payback period of less than 3 years. At 30% market penetration saturation, a cumulative 695 Billion kWh of energy could be saved through 2025, a cost savings of $52 Billion.

Dana Teasdale; Francis Rubinstein; David S. Watson; Steve Purdy

2006-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

368

Wireless Systems Metrology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... exhibit nonlinear behavior that includes harmonic generation and intermodulation ... interpreting nonlinear measurements, such as power and wave ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

369

Wireless Instrumentation of Aluminum Smelting Operatings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, 2010 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Jim Evans Honorary Symposium. Presentation Title, Wireless Instrumentation ...

370

NIST Public Safety Wireless Technology Links  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Wireless Alliance (EWA) Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Assn. ... AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION (AVL), E-911, and LOCATION ...

371

Heat transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor is described. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.

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1980-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

372

Heat transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.

McGuire, Joseph C. (Richland, WA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

QOMB: A wireless network emulation testbed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present QOMB, a testbed we designed and implemented for the evaluation of wireless network systems, protocols and applications. The testbed uses the wireless network emulation set of tools QOMET so as to reproduce in a wired network, ... Keywords: emulation, real-time, testbed, wireless networks

Razvan Beuran; Lan Tien Nguyen; Toshiyuki Miyachi; Junya Nakata; Ken-ichi Chinen; Yasuo Tan; Yoichi Shinoda

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Hierarchical Routing over Dynamic Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wireless network topologies change over time and maintaining routes requires frequent updates. Updates are costly in terms of consuming throughput available for data transmission, which is precious in wireless networks. In this paper, we ask whether there exist low-overhead schemes that produce low-stretch routes. This is studied by using the underlying geometric properties of the connectivity graph in wireless networks.

Tschopp, Dominique; Grossglauser, Matthias

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A survey on wireless body area networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing use of wireless networks and the constant miniaturization of electrical devices has empowered the development of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). In these networks various sensors are attached on clothing or on the body or even implanted ... Keywords: MAC, Routing, Wireless body area networks

Benoît Latré; Bart Braem; Ingrid Moerman; Chris Blondia; Piet Demeester

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Wireless sensor networks and human comfort index  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conventional wireless home automation networks (WHANs) incorporate embedded wireless sensors and actuators that monitors and control home living environment. WHAN's primary goal is to maintain user comfort and efficient home management. Conventional ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Fuzzy logic, Human comfort, Wireless sensor network

Mohd Izani Rawi, Adnan Al-Anbuky

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Wireless sensor networks for soil science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks can revolutionise soil ecology by providing measurements at temporal and spatial granularities previously impossible. This paper presents our first steps towards fulfilling that goal by developing and deploying two experimental ... Keywords: WSNs, environmental monitoring, soil moisture, soil monitoring, soil science, soil temperature, urban forests, web services, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks

Andreas Terzis; Razvan Musaloiu-E.; Joshua Cogan; Katalin Szlavecz; Alexander Szalay; Jim Gray; Stuart Ozer; Chieh-Jan Mike Liang; Jayant Gupchup; Randal Burns

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

UConnect Wireless Connection Windows 7 Configuration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

UConnect Wireless Connection Windows 7 Configuration page 1 revised February, 2012 Configuring a UConnect Wireless Connection on Windows 7 1. Open the Network and Sharing Center a. Click the Windows icon screen, select Network and Sharing Center. #12;UConnect Wireless Connection Windows 7 Configuration page

Provancher, William

379

Wireless sensor network operating systems: a survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of operating system for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) deviates from the traditional operating system design due to their specific characteristics like constrained resources, high dynamics and inaccessible deployment environments. We ... Keywords: TinyOS, WSN operating systems, WSNs, ad-hoc networks, applications, characteristics, classification framework, design, embedded systems, reprogramming, survey, virtual machines, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks

Adi Mallikarjuna V. Reddy; A.V.U. Phani Kumar; D. Janakiram; G. Ashok Kumar

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Selection of Wireless Monitoring Systems for Application in Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many utilities are looking for ways to improve existing maintenance programs in order to improve reliability and safety. Increased inspection frequency normally requires man power that seldom can be spared. One solution is to install an on-line monitoring system to collect data remotely. Unfortunately, the expense of on-line monitoring systems has kept many utilities from installing them. The expense comes mostly from the burying of cable required with traditional installations. Wireless monitoring syste...

2005-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Energy Harvesting Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks: Energy Model and Battery Dimensioning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Harvesting Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks: Energy Model and Battery Dimensioning Raul to energy require- ments. The Self-Powered WSN approach aims to extend the sensor node life by means of Energy Harvesting. How- ever, the low power density that these energy sources pro- vide compared

Cabellos-Aparicio, Albert

382

Performance analysis of energy efficient asymmetric coding and modulation schemes for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless Sensor Networks generally operate under severe energy constraints. In many cases, the networks are star connected with battery-powered nodes sensing data and sending it to a centrally-powered base station, whose energy constraints are more fore-bearing ...

Govinda M. Kamath; Yogesh Shekar; G. Abhijith Kini; U. Sripati; Muralidhar Kulkarni

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Simple Position Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks Toks Adebutu Lionel Sacks Ian Marshall  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the cost, power and processing constraints of these networks. This paper presents a solution and due to the cost, power and size constraints it is not possible to equip them with a sophisticatedSimple Position Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks Toks Adebutu Lionel Sacks Ian Marshall

Haddadi, Hamed

384

Application of an automated wireless structural monitoring system for long-span suspension bridges  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes an automated wireless structural monitoring system installed at the New Carquinez Bridge (NCB). The designed system utilizes a dense network of wireless sensors installed in the bridge but remotely controlled by a hierarchically designed cyber-environment. The early efforts have included performance verification of a dense network of wireless sensors installed on the bridge and the establishment of a cellular gateway to the system for remote access from the internet. Acceleration of the main bridge span was the primary focus of the initial field deployment of the wireless monitoring system. An additional focus of the study is on ensuring wireless sensors can survive for long periods without human intervention. Toward this end, the life-expectancy of the wireless sensors has been enhanced by embedding efficient power management schemes in the sensors while integrating solar panels for power harvesting. The dynamic characteristics of the NCB under daily traffic and wind loads were extracted from the vibration response of the bridge deck and towers. These results have been compared to a high-fidelity finite element model of the bridge.

Kurata, M.; Lynch, J. P. [Department of Civil and Environ. Eng., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (United States); Linden, G. W. van der [SC Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (United States); Hipley, P.; Sheng, L.-H. [California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA 95816 (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

385

Overhead energy considerations for efficient routing in wireless sensor networks q  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy is the most critical resource in the life of a wireless sensor node. Therefore, its usage must be optimized to maximize the network life. It is known that for higher path loss exponent values, utilizing shorter communication links reduces the transmitter energy, whenever the radio equipment has power adjustment capability. Although the transmitter energy is one of the major factors of total energy dissipation, neglecting the overhead energy could result in suboptimal energy usage. Routing algorithms should also be concerned about the overhead energy which is wasted at each hop of data transfer. In this paper, we investigate the use of multi-hop communication links and compare the amount of energy gain upon alternative routes using analytical techniques. We show that employing multi-hop links does not always result in energy gain, and try to quantify situations when it is advantageous. The analytical results are used in routing decisions and their effect in energy efficiency is validated using simulations. Moreover, we also quantify the gain achieved in terms of lifetime by considering overhead energy on power adjustable sensors for different environmental conditions. We show that the network lifetime can dramatically decrease, if the overhead energy component is neglected during routing decisions.

E. Ilker Oyman; Cem Ersoy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

WIRELESS FOR A NUCLEAR FACILITY  

SciTech Connect

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

Shull, D; Joe Cordaro, J

2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

387

WIRELESS FOR A NUCLEAR FACILITY  

SciTech Connect

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

Shull, D; Joe Cordaro, J

2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

388

for distributed wireless sensor networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MEMS technology is enabling the development of inexpensive, autonomous wireless sensor nodes with volumes ranging from cubic mm to several cubic cm. These tiny sensor nodes can form rapidly deployed, massive distributed networks to allow unobtrusive, spatially dense, sensing and communication. MEMS enable these devices by reducing both the volume and energy consumption of various components. This paper will review some of the wireless sensor nodes under development and applicable MEMS devices for small and efficient optical communication, micropower generation, and sensing. In addition, CMOS post-process micromachining will be discussed as a method of achieving low cost and high integration. 1.

Brett A. Warneke; Kristofer S. J. Pister

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Wireless technology for integrated manufacturing  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the ground breaking work in Oak Ridge facilities that now leads us to the brink of the wireless revolution in manufacturing. The focus is on solving tough technological problems necessary for success and addressing the critical issues of throughput, security, reliability, and robustness in applying wireless technology to manufacturing processes. Innovative solutions to these problems are highlighted through detailed designs and testbed implementations that demonstrate key concepts. The DOE-Oak Ridge complex represented by the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technologies (ORCMT) continues to develop these technologies and will continue to focus on solving tough manufacturing problems.

Manges, W.W.; Allgood, G.O.; Shourbaji, A.A.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

A Sampling Method for the Reduction of Power Consumption in Battery Operated UHF Receivers.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The use of UHF low power wireless links is prevalent in a variety of battery operated devices like remote entry systems and RFID devices used… (more)

Murali, Divya

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Comparative performance study of ADMR and ODMRP in the context of wireless LANs and wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless LANs (WLANs) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are two large groups of networks that have well established application ranges. Despite the fact that they address very distinctive groups of devices and have clearly differentiated wireless interfaces, ... Keywords: medium access control mechanisms, performance evaluation, wireless LANs, wireless sensor networks

Radosveta Sokullu; Ozlem Karaca

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Efficiency enhancement techniques for RF and millimeter wave power amplifiers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Power amplifiers are the circuit blocks in wireless transceivers that require the largest power budget because of their relatively low efficiencies. RF designers cannot depend solely on the development better semiconductor ...

Ogunnika, Olumuyiwa Temitope, 1978-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

EACLE: Energy-Aware Clustering Scheme with Transmission Power Control for Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a new energy efficient clustering scheme with transmission power control named "EACLE" (Energy-Aware CLustering scheme with transmission power control for sEnsor networks) for wireless sensor networks, which are composed of ... Keywords: clustering, energy efficiency, transmission power control, wireless sensor network

Kentaro Yanagihara; Jumpei Taketsugu; Kiyoshi Fukui; Shigeru Fukunaga; Shinsuke Hara; Ken-Ichi Kitayama

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Solar powered sensor network design and experimentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As battery capacities are a key limiting factor of wireless sensor networks, harvesting energy from the environment is very attractive. For outdoor applications, solar power seems to be the best suited energy source. However, the amount of energy delivered ...

Daniela Krüger; Carsten Buschmann; Stefan Fischer

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Design and Performance Validation of a Wireless Sensing Unit for Structural Monitoring Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There exists a clear need to monitor the performance of civil structures over their operational lives. Current commercial monitoring systems suffer from various technological and economic limitations that prevent their widespread adoption. The wires used to route measurements from system sensors to the centralized data server represent one of the greatest limitations since they are physically vulnerable and expensive from an installation and maintenance standpoint. In lieu of cables, the introduction of low-cost wireless communications is proposed. The result is the design of a prototype wireless sensing unit that can serve as the fundamental building block of wireless modular monitoring systems (WiMMS). An additional feature of the wireless sensing unit is the incorporation of computational power in the form of state-of-art microcontrollers. The prototype unit is validated with a series of laboratory and field tests. The Alamosa Canyon Bridge is employed to serve as a full-scale benchmark structure to validate the performance of the wireless sensing unit in the field. A traditional cable-based monitoring system is installed in parallel with the wireless sensing units for performance comparison.

Jerome Peter Lynch; Kincho H. Law; Anne S. Kiremidjian; Ed Carryer

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Lattice Reduction -- A survey with applications in wireless communications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Lattice reduction is a powerful concept for solving diverse problems involving point lattices. Signal processing applications where lattice reduction has been successfully used include global positioning system (GPS), frequency estimation, color space estimation in JPEG pictures, and particularly data detection and precoding in wireless communication systems. In this article, we first provide some background on point lattices and then give a tutorial-style introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of lattice reduction. We describe the most important lattice reduction algorithms and comment on their performance and computational complexity. Finally, we discuss the application of lattice reduction in wireless communications and statistical signal processing. Throughout the article, we point out open problems and interesting questions for future research.

Dirk Wübben; Dominik Seethaler; Joakim Jaldén; Gerald Matz

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

WiseNETWiseNET AnAn UltralowUltralow--Power WirelessPower Wireless  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

consumption 6) Cost ­ related to quantity #12;24 INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES Boulder, CO1 INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES Boulder, CO OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE RADIOS Presented by Jeff Wepman Institute for Telecommunication Sciences National Telecommunications and Information

Kabara, Joseph

398

Testing thermocline filler materials and molten-salt heat transfer fluids for thermal energy storage systems used in parabolic trough solar power plants.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Parabolic trough power systems that utilize concentrated solar energy to generate electricity are a proven technology. Industry and laboratory research efforts are now focusing on integration of thermal energy storage as a viable means to enhance dispatchability of concentrated solar energy. One option to significantly reduce costs is to use thermocline storage systems, low-cost filler materials as the primary thermal storage medium, and molten nitrate salts as the direct heat transfer fluid. Prior thermocline evaluations and thermal cycling tests at the Sandia National Laboratories' National Solar Thermal Test Facility identified quartzite rock and silica sand as potential filler materials. An expanded series of isothermal and thermal cycling experiments were planned and implemented to extend those studies in order to demonstrate the durability of these filler materials in molten nitrate salts over a range of operating temperatures for extended timeframes. Upon test completion, careful analyses of filler material samples, as well as the molten salt, were conducted to assess long-term durability and degradation mechanisms in these test conditions. Analysis results demonstrate that the quartzite rock and silica sand appear able to withstand the molten salt environment quite well. No significant deterioration that would impact the performance or operability of a thermocline thermal energy storage system was evident. Therefore, additional studies of the thermocline concept can continue armed with confidence that appropriate filler materials have been identified for the intended application.

Kelly, Michael James; Hlava, Paul Frank; Brosseau, Douglas A.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Building a wireless network infrastructure under budget constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines wireless networking and provides a case study of a wireless network infrastructure's development at an urban university of 11,000 students. The University of Houston Downtown (UHD) incorporated wireless technology to help ... Keywords: budget constraints, case study, curricula-related products, e-learning, higher education, m-learning, mobile communications, mobile learning, mobile technology, urban university, wireless communications, wireless network infrastructure, wireless networks

Richard A. McMahon; Peter D. DeVries; P. Pete Chong

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Development of power facility management services using RFID/USN  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the electric power industry, there are many research projects to stabilise the power and increase the efficiency using ubiquitous technology. Many power utilities control and supervise the transmission line of energy to avoid power failures. In this ... Keywords: #, 47, RFID, RFID&, USN, cable joint, electric power industry, power facility management, radio frequency identification, service framework, ubiquitous sensor networks, wireless networks

Young-Il Kim; Jae-Ju Song; Jin-Ho Shin; Bong-Jae Yi; Hoon Choi

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Tech Transfer  

Tech Transfer The Industrial Partnerships Office is improving tech transfer processes with our very own Yellow Belt. Several of the Lab's process ...

402

Battery Allocation for Maximizing Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Wireless sensor network has been an area of interest among researchers. Designing a wireless sensor network involves multiple issues such as size and processing capacity… (more)

Khambete, Ketki

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security...  

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

Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine...

404

Recommended Practices Guide For Securing ZigBee Wireless Networks...  

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

networks. ZigBee is a protocol specification and industry standard for a type of wireless communications technology generically known as Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks...

405

Wireless Sensor Network for Improving the Energy Efficiency of...  

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

032012 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords data center, energy efficiency, energy efficiency of data, Wireless sensor, Wireless sensor...

406

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

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

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

407

Changes related to "Battery Wireless Solutions Inc" | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Special page Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Changes related to "Battery Wireless Solutions Inc" Battery Wireless Solutions Inc Jump to: navigation,...

408

Pages that link to "Battery Wireless Solutions Inc" | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Edit History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Pages that link to "Battery Wireless Solutions Inc" Battery Wireless Solutions Inc Jump to: navigation,...

409

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

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

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the...

410

Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency  

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

foot, increase, energy savings for cooling can be realized by applying wireless sensor network (WSN) technology and using the gathered information to efficiently manage the data...

411

Ultrahigh-Temperature Distributed Wireless Sensors  

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

Ultrahigh-Temperature Distributed Wireless Sensors Description The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is working in cooperation with Prime...

412

Energy Saving Methods in Wireless Sensor Networks.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? To predict the lifetime of wireless sensor networks before their installation is an important concern. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard is specifically meant to support… (more)

JAWAD ALI, SYED

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Networking support for underwater wireless networks.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Underwater wireless networks provide many opportunities for exploration, environmental monitoring, and military applications. Future growth of underwater networks seems promising as much of the… (more)

Kredo, Kurtis B., II

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Security and Performance Considerations in Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ACM Workshop on Wireless Security, 2004. [3] ISM Wide-bandTraffic Flows. In Network Security Lab (NSL) Technicalthe Challenges of Security in a Mobile Environment. In

Pelechrinis, Konstantinos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Advancing Wireless Medical Device Interoperability: Overview ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... system that has greater error resistance and improved ... has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and ... to safely support the proliferation of wireless ...

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

416

Empowering Operations and Maintenance through Wireless  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Empowering Operations and Maintenance through Wireless. Author(s), Neil Freeman, Soroush Amidi, David Fisk. On-Site Speaker (Planned)

417

Design considerations for solar energy harvesting wireless embedded systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract — Sustainable operation of battery powered wireless embedded systems (such as sensor nodes) is a key challenge, and considerable research effort has been devoted to energy optimization of such systems. Environmental energy harvesting, in particular solar based, has emerged as a viable technique to supplement battery supplies. However, designing an efficient solar harvesting system to realize the potential benefits of energy harvesting requires an in-depth understanding of several factors. For example, solar energy supply is highly time varying and may not always be sufficient to power the embedded system. Harvesting components, such as solar panels, and energy storage elements, such as batteries or ultracapacitors, have different voltage-current characteristics, which must be matched to each other as well as the energy requirements of the system to maximize harvesting efficiency. Further, battery nonidealities, such as self-discharge and round trip efficiency, directly affect energy usage and storage decisions. The ability of the system to modulate its power consumption by selectively deactivating its sub-components also impacts the overall power management architecture. This paper describes key issues and tradeoffs which arise in the design of a solar energy harvesting, wireless embedded system and presents the design, implementation, and performance evaluation of Heliomote, our prototype that addresses several of these issues. Experimental results demonstrate that Heliomote, which behaves as a plug-in to the Berkeley/Crossbow motes and autonomously manages energy harvesting and storage, enables near-perpetual, harvesting aware operation of the sensor node. I.

Vijay Raghunathan; Aman Kansal; Jason Hsu; Jonathan Friedman; Mani Srivastava

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Using Misbehavior to Analyze Strategic versus Aggregate Energy Minimization in Wireless  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

their transmission powers to minimize the aggregate energy expenditure. Our analysis of these models yields insightsUsing Misbehavior to Analyze Strategic versus Aggregate Energy Minimization in Wireless Sensor of the prob- lem of energy misbehavior and develop an analytical frame- work for quantifying its impact

Wei, Shuangqing

419

Wireless wakeups revisited: energy management for voip over wi-fi smartphones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IP based telephony is rapidly gaining acceptance over traditional means of voice communication. Wireless LANs are also becoming ubiquitous due to their inherent ease of deployment and decreasing costs. In enterpriseWi-Fi environments, VoIP is a compelling ... Keywords: VoIP, Wi-Fi, cellular networks, power management, smartphones

Yuvraj Agarwal; Ranveer Chandra; Alec Wolman; Paramvir Bahl; Kevin Chin; Rajesh Gupta

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Energy efficient all-to-all broadcast in all-wireless networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All-to-all broadcast is a communication pattern in which every node initiates a broadcast. In this paper, we investigate the problem of building a unique cast tree of minimum total energy, which we call Minimum Unique Cast (MUC) tree, to be used for ... Keywords: All-to-all broadcast, Broadcast tree, Convergecast, Energy efficiency, Minimum power, Wireless network

Doina Bein; S. Q. Zheng

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Design Considerations for a Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network for Substation Monitoring  

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's substation managers and engineers due to the aging nature of substation equipment and infrastructure of low-power wireless sensor networks, utility companies have also begun to investigate the potential was a contractor for the EPRI project. There were multiple utility members in the EPRI project. This paper focusses

Nasipuri, Asis

422

Energy-efficient scheduling for multiple access in wireless sensor networks: A job scheduling method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the objective to minimize the transmission energy cost, we consider the energy-efficient scheduling problem in a single hop multi-access data gathering network. We first prove by theoretical induction that transmitting with reduced powers decreases ... Keywords: Job scheduling, Multiple access channel, Polymatroid analysis, Wireless sensor networks

Xiaomao Mao; Huifang Chen; Peiliang Qiu; Zhaoyang Zhang

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Constrained multiple deployment problem in wireless sensor networks with guaranteed lifetimes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We aimed to deploy wireless sensor networks with guaranteed lifetimes for outdoor monitoring projects. The provision of a guaranteed lifetime has rarely been studied in previous deployment problems. The use of battery packs as the power source for sensors ... Keywords: Deployment problem, Guaranteed lifetime, Sensor network

Chun-Han Lin; Chung-Ta King; Ting-Yi Chen

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Evaluation of Rugged Wireless Mesh Nodes for Use In Emergency Response  

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During the summer of 2007, engineers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) conducted a two-day evaluation of commercially available battery powered, wireless, self-forming mesh nodes for use in emergency response. In this paper, the author describes the fundamentals of this emerging technology, applciations for emergency response and specific results of the technology evaluation conducted at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Kevin L Young; Alan M Snyder

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Supporting bursty traffic in wireless sensor networks through a distributed advertisement-based TDMA protocol (ATMA)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nodes in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are battery powered and oftentimes deployed in remote and hostile locations. Energy conservation is, therefore, one of the primary goals of MAC protocols designed for these networks. Contention-based protocols ... Keywords: Bursty traffic, Data advertisements, Hybrid, MAC protocol, TDMA, WSN

Surjya Ray; Ilker Demirkol; Wendi Heinzelman

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

RadiaLE: A framework for designing and assessing link quality estimators in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stringent cost and energy constraints impose the use of low-cost and low-power radio transceivers in large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs). This fact, together with the harsh characteristics of the physical environment, requires a rigorous WSN ... Keywords: Channel, Experimentation, Link quality estimation, Measurements, Performance, Testbed, Traffic pattern

Nouha Baccour; Anis Koubía; Maissa Ben Jamía; Denis do Rosário; Habib Youssef; Mário Alves; Leandro B. Becker

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Wireless Communication for Smart Grid Applications at Distribution Level Feasibility and Requirements  

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Wireless Communication for Smart Grid Applications at Distribution Level ­ Feasibility Member IEEE, and Ward Jewell, Fellow IEEE Abstract-- Smart grid technology places greater demands high importance for the smart grid. There has already been significant work done on power system

Namboodiri, Vinod

428

Feasibility, Challenges, and Performance of Wireless Multi-Hop Routing for Feeder Level Communication in a  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

distribution level takes on greater importance with the introduction of the Smart Grid approach. Significant as the medium of choice for meeting communication requirements at the distribution level of the Smart Grid evaluations on a real-world power distribution level topology. 2. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN SMART GRID

Namboodiri, Vinod

429

TCPL: A Defense against wormhole attacks in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Do In this paper presents recent advances in technology have made low-cost, low-power wireless sensors with efficient energy consumption. A network of such nodes can coordinate among themselves for distributed sensing and processing of certain data. For which, we propose an architecture to provide a stateless solution in sensor networks for efficient routing in wireless sensor networks. This type of architecture is known as Tree Cast. We propose a unique method of address allocation, building up multiple disjoint trees which are geographically inter-twined and rooted at the data sink. Using these trees, routing messages to and from the sink node without maintaining any routing state in the sensor nodes is possible. In this paper, we introduce the wormhole attack, a severe attack in ad hoc networks that is particularly challenging to defend against. The wormhole attack is possible even if the attacker has not compromised any hosts and even if all communication provides authenticity and confidentiality. In the wormhole attack, an attacker records packets (or bits) at one location in the network, tunnels them to another location, and retransmits them there into the network. The wormhole attack can form a serious threat in wireless networks, especially against many sensor network routing protocols and location-based wireless security systems. For example, most existing ad hoc network routing protocols, without some mechanism to defend against the wormhole attack, would be unable to find routes longer than one or two hops, severely disrupting communication. We present a new, general mechanism, called packet leashes, for detecting and thus defending against wormhole attacks, and we present a specific protocol, called TIK, that implements leashes.

Kumar, K. E. Naresh [PG Student, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, KBNCE, Gulbarga, Karnataka (India); Waheed, Mohd. Abdul [Asst. Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, KBNCE, Gulbarga, Karnataka (India); Basappa, K. Kari [Professor, Dept of E and CE, Dayanand College of Engineering, Banglore, Karnataka (India)

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

430

TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS  

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

Trajkovic, Ljiljana

431

Wireless sensor networks for healthcare: A survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Becoming mature enough to be used for improving the quality of life, wireless sensor network technologies are considered as one of the key research areas in computer science and healthcare application industries. The pervasive healthcare systems provide ... Keywords: Care for elderly, Children and chronically ill, Pervasive healthcare, Wireless sensor networks

Hande Alemdar; Cem Ersoy

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Cooperative proxy caching for wireless base stations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a mobile cache model to facilitate the cooperative proxy caching in wireless base stations. This mobile cache model uses a network cache line to record the caching state information about a web document for effective data search and ... Keywords: VPG, Wireless internet, base station, mobile cache model, network cache line, proxy caching

James Z. Wang; Zhidian Du; Pradip K. Srimani

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Efficient code distribution in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The need to reprogramme a wireless sensor network may arise from changing application requirements, bug fixes, or during the application development cycle. Once deployed, it will be impractical at best to reach each individual node. Thus, a scheme is ... Keywords: code distribution, compression, reprogramming, sensor networks, string distance, wireless

Niels Reijers; Koen Langendoen

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Diagnostic tracing for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks are typically deployed in harsh environments, thus post-deployment failures are not infrequent. An execution trace containing events in their order of execution could play a crucial role in postmortem diagnosis of these failures. ... Keywords: Embedded debugging, diagnosis, tracing, wireless sensor networks

Vinaitheerthan Sundaram; Patrick Eugster; Xiangyu Zhang; Vamsidhar Addanki

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Underground Structure Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

University of Science and Technology {limo, liu}@cse.ust.hk ABSTRACT Environment monitoring in coal mines, Underground, Coal Mine 1. INTRODUCTION A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a self-organized wireless network and widths of several meters) has been a crucial task to ensure safe working conditions in coal mines where

Liu, Yunhao

436

TCP with delayed ack for wireless networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper studies the TCP performance with delayed ack in wireless networks (including ad hoc and WLANs) which use IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol as the underlying medium access control. Our analysis and simulations show that TCP throughput does not always ... Keywords: Adaptive delayed ack, Congestion control, Friendliness, TCP, Wireless medium access/contention

Jiwei Chen; Mario Gerla; Yeng Zhong Lee; M. Y. Sanadidi

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Requirements for wireless technology on rolling stock  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper gives an overview of railway specific requirements on wireless technologies and discusses the influence of different product life cycles in railway industry and communication technology. The main challenges are the heterogeneous communication ... Keywords: maintenance, passenger information, product life cycle, railway application interface, railway requirements, train operation, wireless communication

Uwe Kucharzyk

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Computing & Communications WIRELESS SETUP FOR WINDOWS 7  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Computing & Communications WIRELESS SETUP FOR WINDOWS 7 For assistance during the configuration access to the WLAN and have laptops and desktops which use the Windows 7 operating system. It is provided. Requirements: A laptop with Windows 7 operating system with latest service pack and patches applied. A wireless

Warkentin, Ian G.

439

Deterministic Secure Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Position verification problem is an important building block for a large subset of wireless sensor networks (WSN) applications. As a result, the performance of the WSN degrades significantly when misbehaving nodes report false location information in ... Keywords: Distributed Protocol, Secure Positioning, Wireless Sensor Network

Sylvie Delaët; Partha Sarathi Mandal; Mariusz A. Rokicki; Sébastien Tixeuil

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Efficient XML usage within wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrating wireless sensor networks in heterogeneous networks is a complex task. A reason is the absence of a standardized data exchange format that is supported in all participating sub networks. XML has evolved to the de facto standard data exchange ... Keywords: XML, database management, programming language, wireless sensor networks

Nils Hoeller; Christoph Reinke; Jana Neumann; Sven Groppe; Daniel Boeckmann; Volker Linnemann

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

LUSTER: wireless sensor network for environmental research  

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Environmental wireless sensor network (EWSN) systems are deployed in potentially harsh and remote environments where inevitable node and communication failures must be tolerated. LUSTER---Light Under Shrub Thicket for Environmental Research---is a system ... Keywords: LiteTDMA, architecture, environmental science, implementation, mote, network protocol, storage, validation, wireless sensor network

L. Selavo; A. Wood; Q. Cao; T. Sookoor; H. Liu; A. Srinivasan; Y. Wu; W. Kang; J. Stankovic; D. Young; J. Porter

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Transferring Data  

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Transferring Data Transferring Data to and from NERSC Yushu Yao 1 Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Overview 2 * Structure of NERSC Systems and Disks * Data Transfer Nodes * Transfer Data from/to NERSC - scp/sftp - bbcp - GridFTP * Sharing Data Within NERSC Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Systems and Disks 3 System Hopper Franklin Carver Euclid Data Transfer Node PDSF Global Home ($HOME) Global Scratch ($GSCRATCH) Project Directory Local Non-shared Scratch Data transfer nodes can access most of the disks, suggested for transferring data in/out NERSC Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Data Transfer Nodes * Two Servers Available Now: - dtn01.nersc.gov and dtn02.nersc.gov - Accessible by all NERSC users * Designed to Transfer Data: - High speed connection to HPSS and NGF (Global Home, Project, and Global Scratch) - High speed ethernet to wide area network

443

Final Report: Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test; Volume 1: Executive Summary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design and Operation The mobile surveillance and wirelessAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DESIGN AND OPERATION.with camera operation. Mobile Surveillance and Wireless

Klein, Lawrence

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control  

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

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications More Documents & Publications DOE/OE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards Control Systems Security Standards: Accomplishments And Impacts

445

Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting  

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Harmonization of Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Harmonization of Wireless Dimming Lighting Controls Research Project on

446

Characterization and Development of Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advancing heat transfer technologies is a critical factor in power electronics equipment. NREL aims to characterize and develop advanced heat transfer technologies.

Abraham, T.

2007-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

447

Comparison of energy intake prediction algorithms for systems powered by photovoltaic harvesters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small size photovoltaic modules can harvest enough energy to power many personal devices and wireless sensor nodes. The prediction of solar energy intake is possible thanks to the periodical availability of the sunlight and its cyclic behavior. Thus, ... Keywords: Energy harvesting, Photovoltaic systems, Power management, Prediction algorithms, Wireless sensor network

Carlo Bergonzini; Davide Brunelli; Luca Benini

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Pro-Energy: A novel energy prediction model for solar and wind energy-harvesting wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy harvesting is one of the most promising technologies towards the goal of perpetual operation of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Environmentally-powered systems, however, have to deal with the variable behavior of ambient energy sources, which ... Keywords: Rechargeable sensors,Energy predictions,Energy harvesting,Environmentally-powered WSNs,Solar-powered WSNs,Wind-powered WSNs,Green WSNs,Multi-source energy harvesting

Alessandro Cammarano, Chiara Petrioli, Dora Spenza

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Wireless Sensor Network for Advanced Energy Management Solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eaton has developed an advanced energy management solution that has been deployed to several Industries of the Future (IoF) sites. This demonstrated energy savings and reduced unscheduled downtime through an improved means for performing predictive diagnostics and energy efficiency estimation. Eaton has developed a suite of online, continuous, and inferential algorithms that utilize motor current signature analysis (MCSA) and motor power signature analysis (MPSA) techniques to detect and predict the health condition and energy usage condition of motors and their connect loads. Eaton has also developed a hardware and software platform that provided a means to develop and test these advanced algorithms in the field. Results from lab validation and field trials have demonstrated that the developed advanced algorithms are able to detect motor and load inefficiency and performance degradation. Eaton investigated the performance of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) within various industrial facilities to understand concerns about topology and environmental conditions that have precluded broad adoption by the industry to date. A Wireless Link Assessment System (WLAS), was used to validate wireless performance under a variety of conditions. Results demonstrated that wireless networks can provide adequate performance in most facilities when properly specified and deployed. Customers from various IoF expressed interest in applying wireless more broadly for selected applications, but continue to prefer utilizing existing, wired field bus networks for most sensor based applications that will tie into their existing Computerized Motor Maintenance Systems (CMMS). As a result, wireless technology was de-emphasized within the project, and a greater focus placed on energy efficiency/predictive diagnostics. Commercially available wireless networks were only utilized in field test sites to facilitate collection of motor wellness information, and no wireless sensor network products were developed under this project. As an outgrowth of this program, Eaton developed a patented energy-optimizing drive control technology that is complementary to a traditional variable frequency drives (VFD) to enable significant energy savings for motors with variable torque applications, such as fans, pumps, and compressors. This technology provides an estimated energy saving of 2%-10% depending on the loading condition, in addition to the savings obtained from a traditional VFD. The combination of a VFD with the enhanced energy-optimizing controls will provide significant energy savings (10% to 70% depending on the load and duty cycle) for motors that are presently connected with across the line starters. It will also provide a more favorable return on investment (ROI), thus encouraging industries to adopt VFDs for more motors within their facilities. The patented technology is based on nonintrusive algorithms that estimate the instantaneous operating efficiency and motor speed and provide active energy-optimizing control of a motor, using only existing voltage and current sensors. This technology is currently being commercialized by Eaton’s Industrial Controls Division in their next generation motor control products. Due to the common nonintrusive and inferential nature of various algorithms, this same product can also include motor and equipment condition monitoring features, providing the facility owner additional information to improve process uptime and the associated energy savings. Calculations estimated potential energy savings of 261,397GWh/Yr ($15.7B/yr), through retrofitting energy-optimizing VFDs into existing facilities, and incorporating the solution into building equipment sold by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and installed by mechanical and electrical contractors. Utilizing MCSA and MPSA for predictive maintenance (PM) of motors and connected equipment reduces process downtime cost and the cost of wasted energy associated with shutting down and restarting the processes. Estimated savings vary depending on the industry segment and equi

Peter J. Theisen; Bin Lu, Charles J. Luebke

2009-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

450

Energy Efficient Security Architecture for Wireless BioMedical Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Latest developments in VLSI, wireless communications, and biomedical sensing devices allow very small, lightweight, low power, intelligent sensing devices called biosensors. A set of these devices can be integrated into a Wireless Biomedical Sensor Network (WBSN), a new breakthrough technology used in telemedicine for monitoring the physiological condition of an individual. The biosensor nodes in WBSN has got resource limitations in terms of battery lifetime, CPU processing capability, and memory capacity. Replacement or recharging of batteries on thousands of biosensor nodes is quiet difficult or too costly. So, a key challenge in wireless biomedical sensor networks is the reduction of energy and memory consumption. Considering, the sensitivity of information in WBSN, we must provide security and patient privacy, as it is an important issue in the design of such systems. Hence this paper proposes an energy efficient security protocol for WBSN where security is provided to the physiological data, which is bei...

Mukesh, Rajeswari; Bharathi, V Subbiah

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Emerging business models and trends in the mobile wireless industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides a theory to account for how emerging business models and trends are driving scale and scope economies in the mobile wireless industry. Despite raising expectations, the mobile wireless industry is currently volatile. As difficult ... Keywords: alliance, bundling, convergence, mobile networks, mobile virtual network operators, mobile wireless, network sharing, service differentiation, software outsourcing, software systems, technological evolution, value chain, wireless gateways, wireless networks

Hemant K. Sabat

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Technology Transfer  

A new search feature has been implemented, which allows searching of technology transfer information across the Department of Energy Laboratories.

453

Multiscale wireless sensor node for impedance-based SHM and low-frequency vibration data acquisition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents recent developments in an extremely compact, wireless impedance sensor node (WID3, Wireless Impedance Device) at Los Alamos National Laboratory for use in impedance-based structural health monitoring (SHM), Sensor diagnostics and low-frequency vibrational data acquisition. The current generation WID3 is equipped with an Analog Devices AD5933 impedance chip that can resolve measurements up to 100 kHz, a frequency range ideal for many SHM applications. An integrated set of multiplexers allows the end user to monitor seven piezoelectric sensors from a single sensor node. The WID3 combines on-board processing using an Atmega1281 microcontroller, data storage using flash memory, wireless communications capabilities, and a series of internal and external triggering options into a single package to realize a truly comprehensive, self-contained wireless active-sensor node for SHM applications. Furthermore, we recently extended the capability of this device by implementing low-frequency analog to digital and digital and analog converters so that the same device can measure structural vibration data. The WID3 requires less than 70 mW of power to operate, and it can operate in various wireless network paradigms. The performance of this miniaturized and portable device is compared to our previous results and its broader capabilities are demonstrated.

Taylor, Stuart G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farinholt, Kevin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Todd, Michael D [UCSD

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Wireless Sensors for Data Centers  

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

Proving Ground Proving Ground Wireless Sensors for Data Centers Kevin Powell |May 23 2012 | FEMP Technology Deployment Working Group 9,624 Owned and Leased Assets 30% Metered Energy Reduction, by 2015 NET ZERO In New Construction and Major Remodels, by 2030 EISA 2007 GSA's Green Proving Ground The Green Proving Ground aims to leverage innovative technologies to accelerate GSA's sustainability goals. Program Focus: Identify, test and evaluate innovative technologies to: * Drive innovation in environmental performance in federal buildings * Help lead market transformation through deployment of new technologies. * Reduce GSA operational costs How Does It Work? Green Proving Ground

455

Wireless Sensors for Data Centers  

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

Proving Ground Proving Ground Wireless Sensors for Data Centers Kevin Powell |May 23 2012 | FEMP Technology Deployment Working Group 9,624 Owned and Leased Assets 30% Metered Energy Reduction, by 2015 NET ZERO In New Construction and Major Remodels, by 2030 EISA 2007 GSA's Green Proving Ground The Green Proving Ground aims to leverage innovative technologies to accelerate GSA's sustainability goals. Program Focus: Identify, test and evaluate innovative technologies to: * Drive innovation in environmental performance in federal buildings * Help lead market transformation through deployment of new technologies. * Reduce GSA operational costs How Does It Work? Green Proving Ground

456

Energy Efficiency and Reliability in Wireless Biomedical Implant Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The use of wireless implant technology requires correct delivery of the vital physiological signs of the patient along with the energy management in power-constrained devices. Toward these goals, we present an augmentation protocol for the physical layer of the Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) with focus on the energy efficiency of deployed devices over the MICS frequency band. The present protocol uses the rateless code with the Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) modulation scheme to overcome the reliability and power cost concerns in tiny implantable sensors due to the considerable attenuation of propagated signals across the human body. In addition, the protocol allows a fast start-up time for the transceiver circuitry. The main advantage of using rateless codes is to provide an inherent adaptive duty-cycling for power management, due to the flexibility of the rateless code rate. Analytical results demonstrate that an 80% energy saving is achievable with the proposed protocol when compared to the IE...

Abouei, Jamshid; Plataniotis, Konstantinos N; Pasupathy, Subbarayan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Power Tower Systems for Concentrating Solar Power  

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

In power tower concentrating solar power systems, numerous large, flat, sun-tracking mirrors, known as heliostats, focus sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a tall tower. A heat-transfer fluid...

458

These works have been submitted to the IEEE for possible publication in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Copyright may be transferred without notice,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

markets, eigenvectors, linear sensitivity analysis I. INTRODUCTION ARKET power is referred is reduced. This paper uses sensitivity information to identify generators with market power potential during of producers and a lack of sufficient energy storage [3]. The ability to identify generators with market power

459

Design of frequency synthesizers for short range wireless transceivers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The rapid growth of the market for short-range wireless devices, with standards such as Bluetooth and Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) being the most important, has created a need for highly integrated transceivers that target drastic power and area reduction while providing a high level of integration. The radio section of the devices designed to establish communications using these standards is the limiting factor for the power reduction efforts. A key building block in a transceiver is the frequency synthesizer, since it operates at the highest frequency of the system and consumes a very large portion of the total power in the radio. This dissertation presents the basic theory and a design methodology of frequency synthesizers targeted for short-range wireless applications. Three different examples of synthesizers are presented. First a frequency synthesizer integrated in a Bluetooth receiver fabricated in 0.35?m CMOS technology. The receiver uses a low-IF architecture to downconvert the incoming Bluetooth signal to 2MHz. The second synthesizer is integrated within a dual-mode receiver capable of processing signals of the Bluetooth and Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) standards. It is implemented in BiCMOS technology and operates the voltage controlled oscillator at twice the required frequency to generate quadrature signals through a divide-by-two circuit. A phase switching prescaler is featured in the synthesizer. A large capacitance is integrated on-chip using a capacitance multiplier circuit that provides a drastic area reduction while adding a negligible phase noise contribution. The third synthesizer is an extension of the second example. The operation range of the VCO is extended to cover a frequency band from 4.8GHz to 5.85GHz. By doing this, the synthesizer is capable of generating LO signals for Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11a, b and g standards. The quadrature output of the 5 - 6 GHz signal is generated through a first order RC - CR network with an automatic calibration loop. The loop uses a high frequency phase detector to measure the deviation from the 90° separation between the I and Q branches and implements an algorithm to minimize the phase errors between the I and Q branches and their differential counterparts.

Valero Lopez, Ari Yakov

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Efficient Charging of Supercapacitors for Extended Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Nodes”,in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—This paper describes an efficient charging method for a supercapacitor-operated, solar-powered wireless sensor node called Everlast. Unlike traditional wireless sensors that store energy in batteries, Everlast’s use of supercapacitors enables the system to operate for an estimated lifetime of 20 years without any maintenance. The novelty of this system lies in the feed-forward, pulse frequency modulated converter and open-circuit solar voltage method for maximum power point tracking (MPPT), enabling the solar cell to efficiently charge the supercapacitor and power the node. Experimental results show that by its low-complexity MPPT, Everlast can achieve over 89 % conversion efficiency with lower power overhead than the state-of-the-art by two orders of magnitude, while enabling charging a supercapacitor up to 400 % faster than direct charging. This makes Everlast particularly applicable to miniature-scale, high-impedance energy harvesting systems. Index Terms—Energy harvesting, maximum power point tracking (MPPT), solar power, supercapacitor, wireless sensor node (WSN). I.

Farhan I. Simjee; Pai H. Chou

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency  

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

Wireless Sensor Wireless Sensor Technology Overview In most buildings, space conditions are controlled and coordinated by a building automation system (BAS). A BAS can provide temperature visualization information with dashboard displays through a person-machine interface (PMI). However, in most data centers, space conditioning is achieved with multiple, independently-operating cooling units located within the space. Unfortunately, these data centers do not have adequate auto- mation systems or visualization tools to monitor or manage these cooling units efficiently. In 2001, an emerging technology was demonstrated at University of California, Davis by Dr. Raju Pandey that "meshed" temperature sensors into a network using wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi

462

EM threat analysis for wireless systems.  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

FDSOI Process Technology for Subthreshold-Operation Ultralow-Power Electronics  

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Ultralow-power electronics will expand the technological capability of handheld and wireless devices by dramatically improving battery life and portability. In addition to innovative low-power design techniques, a complementary ...

Vitale, Steven A.

464

A unified architecture for the design and evaluation of wireless fair queueing algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fair queueing in the wireless domain poses significant challenges due to unique issues in the wireless channel such as location-dependent and bursty channel errors. In this paper, we present a wireless fair service model that captures the scheduling ... Keywords: fair queueing, wireless fair service, wireless networks, wireless scheduling

Thyagarajan Nandagopal; Songwu Lu; Vaduvur Bharghavan

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

The Berkeley Tricorder: wireless health monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The advancement of precision micropower amplifiers, microcontrollers, and MEMs devices have allowed for a paradigm shift from traditionally large and costly health monitoring equipment only found in hospitals or care centers to smaller, wireless, low ...

Reza Naima; John F. Canny

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-layer wireless bit rate adaptation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents SoftRate, a wireless bit rate adaptation protocol that is responsive to rapidly varying channel conditions. Unlike previous work that uses either frame receptions or signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimates ...

Vutukuru, Mythili

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Cross-Layer Wireless Bit Rate Adaptation  

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This paper presents SoftRate, a wireless bit rate adaptation protocol that is responsive to rapidly varying channel conditions. Unlike previous work that uses either frame receptions or signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimates ...

Vutukuru, Mythili

468

Designing a wireless underwater optical communication system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Though acoustic modems have long been the default wireless communication method for underwater applications due to their long range, the need for high speed communication has prompted the exploration of non-acoustic methods ...

Brundage, Heather

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Virtual infrastructure for wireless ad hoc networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Gilbert, Seth, 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Embracing Wireless Interference: Analog Network Coding  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Traditionally, interference is considered harmful.Wireless networks strive to avoid scheduling multiple transmissions at the same time in order to prevent interference. This paper adopts the opposite approach; it encourages ...

Katti, Sachin

2007-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Environment LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wireless Environment LLC Wireless Environment LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Wireless Environment LLC Place Elyria, Ohio Product Wireless Environment designs light-emitting diode lighting products that it sells through a vehicle called "Mr. Beams." Coordinates 41.36768°, -82.105839° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.36768,"lon":-82.105839,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Data acquisition scheduling for wireless sensors networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless sensor networks have been increasingly studied by industry and academic institutions due to their potential application in environmental and geothermal monitoring, security enhancement among others. Such technology would play an important role ...

Carlos Gamboa / Thomas Robertazzi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC  

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Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Speaker(s): Clifford Federspiel Date: June 22, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Richard Diamond Peng Xu We...

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Routing in heterogeneous wireless ad hoc networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

An ad-hoc wireless communication system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis studies the challenges of providing load balancing and fault-tolerant external links between ad-hoc multicast mesh networks. The work is the gateway component of a research platform called FluidVoice, a wireless ...

Yuen, Hector

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Maximizing degrees of freedom in wireless networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider communication from a single source to a single destination in a wireless network with fading. Both source and destination have multiple antennas. The information reaches the destination through a sequence of ...

Borade, Shashibhushan Prataprao, 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Intelligent Lighting System Using Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper examines the use of Wireless Sensor Networks interfaced with light fittings to allow for daylight substitution techniques to reduce energy usage in existing buildings. This creates a wire free system for existing buildings with minimal disruption and cost.

Kumaar, A A Nippun; TSB, Sudarshan; 10.5121/ijasuc.2010.1402

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the contribution of air-conditioning. Figure 2: WirelessIntroduction Commercial air-conditioning is one of thethe Cal ISO is commercial air-conditioning. One of the most

Federspiel, Clifford

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Effective RSS sampling for forensic wireless localization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many applications such as wireless crime scene investigation, we want to use a single device moving along a route for accurate and efficient localization without the help of any positioning infrastructure or trained signal strength map. Our experiments ...

Yinjie Chen, Zhongli Liu, Xinwen Fu, Wei Zhao

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Epidemic Propagation In Overlaid Wireless Networks  

SciTech Connect

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

Yanmaz, Evsen [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Bibliography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)," IEEE ... on Communications, vol. ... Capacity, Latency, and Power Consumption in Multihop ...

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New and Underutilized Technology: Wireless Temperature Sensors | Department  

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

Wireless Temperature Sensors Wireless Temperature Sensors New and Underutilized Technology: Wireless Temperature Sensors October 4, 2013 - 4:45pm Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for wireless temperature sensors within the Federal sector. Benefits Wireless thermostats are connected into a building automation system. Ease of adding temperature sensors in more zones allows for greater spatial resolution of zone temperatures, increasing confidence in control improvements through thermostat reset. Application Wireless temperature settings are applicable in most building categories. Key Factors for Deployment Ease of moving thermostats increases diagnostic capabilities in checking existing hard-wired thermostats. Ranking Criteria Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

484

Assessment of Wireless Technologies in Substation Functions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New wireless technologies are becoming available that may be applied to electric substations to meet the growing needs for physical security and increased communications. These new technologies must be carefully evaluated to ensure that they meet the purposes for which they are intended. In particular, the technologies must function at remote locations and within the electrically noisy environments of substations. This report surveys and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of wireless technologies used...

2006-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

485

A Multiple Access Protocol for Multimedia Transmission over Wireless Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper develops and evaluates the performance of an advanced multiple access protocol for transmission of full complement of multimedia signals consisting of various combinations of voice, video, data, text and images over wireless networks. The protocol is called Advanced Multiple Access Protocol for Multimedia Transmission (AMAPMT) and is to be used in the Data Link Layer of the protocol stack. The principle of operation of the protocol is presented in a number of logical flow charts. The protocol grants permission to transmit to a source on the basis of a priority scheme that takes into account a time-to-live (TTL) parameter of all the transactions, selectable priorities assigned to all the sources and relevant channel state information (CSI) in this order. Performance of the protocol is evaluated in terms of quality of service parameters like packet loss ratio (PLR), mean packet transfer delay (MPTD) and throughput. Using a simulation model based on an OPNET simulation software package does the evalua...

Yu, Hong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

NREL: Technology Transfer - Study Shows Feasibility of High Wind ...  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer Study Shows Feasibility of High Wind Penetrations in Southwest Power Pool March 15, 2010

487

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Mission and CSP Highlighted ...  

Laboratory Director Dan Arvizu and Concentrating Solar Power ... partnerships with industry to move advanced technologies ... Technology Transfer Home ...

488

Intrusion detection and monitoring for wireless networks.  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Policy, Cyber Security, Information Technology Division, ITD  

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Brookhaven Wireless Access Policy Brookhaven Wireless Access Policy Title: Deployment and Management of 802.11 and Related Wireless Standards Applicability: All Employees, Guests, System Administrators, and Management General Approved Technology Authentication Setting the Service Set Identifier (SSID) Exceptions Responsibilities of Requestor Responsibilities of the ITD WAP System Administrator Responsibility of Chief of Cyber Security Wireless Policy Definitions Standards-Based Management System (SBMS) Subject Area: Cyber Security, Unclassified Using Computing Resources (Steps 7-11 apply to BNL's wireless networks) General The purpose of the wireless policy and related standards and guidelines is to assure that Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL's) employees, guests, and contractors have access to a reliable, robust, and integrated wireless network, and to increase the security of the campus wireless network to the extent possible.

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THE FUTURE OF THE WIRELESS ART by Nikola Tesla  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Cetiner, Bedri A.

491

Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor  

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Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers to someone by E-mail Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: FEMP Technology Brief: Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Centers on

492

Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water  

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Open-Standard Wireless Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Open-Standard Wireless Controllers for Water Heaters Research Project on

493

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control  

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ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications September 22, 2009 - 1:28pm Addthis September 22, 2009 On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. The standard is intended to provide secure, reliable wireless operation for monitoring, alerting, and control applications. It enables robustness with non-ISA-compliant legacy wireless systems, coexistence and interoperability with other wireless devices, and robustness in harsh industrial

494

Forecasting the evolution of wireless technologies: the Loglet analysis approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the decades, wireless industry has experienced the revolutionary transition from the first generation (1G) to the second generation (2G) and towards the third (3G)/fourth (4G) generation wireless technologies. The increasing demands for ...

Hak Ju Kim

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

An energy efficient RF transceiver for wireless microsensor networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A wireless microsensor network consists of a group of sensor nodes that are deployed remotely and used to relay sensing data to the end-user. Due to their remote deployment, large scale wireless sensor networks require a ...

Daly, Denis Clarke

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

TDM MAC protocol design and implementation for wireless mesh networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of a Time Division Multiplex (TDM) MAC protocol for multi-hop wireless mesh networks using a programmable wireless platform. Extensive research has been devoted to optimal scheduling algorithms for ...

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas; Theodoros Salonidis; Henrik Lundgren; Pascal LeGuyadec; Y. Charlie Hu; Irfan Sheriff

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Enhancing spectrum utilization through cooperation and cognition in wireless systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Rahul, Hariharan Shankar, 1975-

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Predictors of Home-Based Wireless Security Matthew Hottell  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Predictors of Home-Based Wireless Security Matthew Hottell Indiana University Drew Carter Indiana state of insecurity in home-based wireless networks? We examine the following factors: education, income

Hottell, Matt

499

Wireless home automation networks: a survey of architectures and technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless home automation networks comprise wireless embedded sensors and actuators that enable monitoring and control applications for home user comfort and efficient home management. This article surveys the main current and emerging solutions that ...

Carles Gomez; Josep Paradells

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications  

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

ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control Applications September 22, 2009 On September 9, the Standards and Practices Board of the International Society for Automation (ISA) approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. The standard is intended to provide secure, reliable wireless operation for monitoring, alerting, and control applications. It enables robustness with non-ISA-compliant legacy wireless systems, coexistence and interoperability with other wireless devices, and robustness in harsh industrial environments. To meet the needs of industrial wireless users and operators of low-energy fixed, portable, and moving