Sample records for asynchronous motors

  1. Direct Torque Control of the Asynchronous Motor

    Peter Girovský


    Full Text Available This contribution deals with the proposal of direct torque control (DTC of asynchronous motor (AMwith the help of fuzzy logic. The whole structure of DTC is designed in software Matlab – Simulink, the fuzzy regulator is designed with the help of Fuzzy Toolbox. The results of DTC with fuzzy regulator are compared with DTC with the help of Depenbrock method and DTC with the help of Takahashi method.

  2. Direct Torque Control of the Asynchronous Motor

    Peter Girovský; Jaroslava Žilková; Ľubomír Cibuľa; Jaroslav Timko


    This contribution deals with the proposal of direct torque control (DTC) of asynchronous motor (AM)with the help of fuzzy logic. The whole structure of DTC is designed in software Matlab – Simulink, the fuzzy regulator is designed with the help of Fuzzy Toolbox. The results of DTC with fuzzy regulator are compared with DTC with the help of Depenbrock method and DTC with the help of Takahashi method.

  3. Considerations regarding asynchronous motor rotor parameters determination by FEM

    Olivian Chiver


    Full Text Available The paper presents some considerations about asynchronous motor rotor parameters determination, using software based on finite elements method (FEM. For this, 2D magnetostatic and time harmonic analysis will be realized, at different frequencies, in case of a three phase asynchronous motor.

  4. Considerations regarding asynchronous motor rotor parameters determination by FEM

    Olivian Chiver; Liviu Neamt; Zoltan Erdei; Eleonora Pop


    The paper presents some considerations about asynchronous motor rotor parameters determination, using software based on finite elements method (FEM). For this, 2D magnetostatic and time harmonic analysis will be realized, at different frequencies, in case of a three phase asynchronous motor.

  5. The Engine Mechanical Coordinates Measuring in the Asynchronous Motor

    Dementyev Yuriy N.


    Full Text Available The article considers indirect control devices for the mechanical coordinate’s measurement of a three-phase asynchronous electric motor, which detects the temperature of the stator winding conductors and the basic frequency of stator voltage. Characteristics of mechanical coordinate’s simulation of the asynchronous motor are provided to assess the accuracy of the mechanical coordinate’s measurement in the dynamic modes.

  6. The Engine Mechanical Coordinates Measuring in the Asynchronous Motor

    Dementyev Yuriy N.; Umurzakova Anara D.


    The article considers indirect control devices for the mechanical coordinate’s measurement of a three-phase asynchronous electric motor, which detects the temperature of the stator winding conductors and the basic frequency of stator voltage. Characteristics of mechanical coordinate’s simulation of the asynchronous motor are provided to assess the accuracy of the mechanical coordinate’s measurement in the dynamic modes.

  7. Research on DSP-based Asynchronous Motor Control Technology

    Jun Yao; Xiangxin Qiao; Xin Wang


    The Motor in a variety of electrical transmission and position servo system occupies an extremely important position. After the DSP technology being applied to the motor control, the unification of the hardware and the flexibility of the software can be combined. Take the brushless DC motor for example, studied the mathematical model and the structure of the motor control system, also obtained the design scheme of the DSP-based asynchronous motor control system. With TI's 32 bit fixed point D...

  8. Asynchronous Torque Characteristics of VR Type Vernier Motor

    Suda, Hiroshi; Matsushima, Yoshitaro; Xu, Li; Anazawa, Yoshihisa

    Recently, various types of vernier motor are developed. The VR type vernier motor is a kind of three-phase reluctance motor, and its stator has slots and distributed three-phase windings. The rotor is slotted iron core without windings. Relationship between S, R and P is S = R±2, where S and R are the numbers of stator and rotor slots per pair of poles, and the number of poles P is two. The rotor of the vernier motor moves at a sub-multiple of the angular velocity of the stator mmf. The multiplying factor is P/R. Authors had reported that the VR type vernier motors are analyzed as a three-phase reluctance motor, and have obtained the voltage equations on the γ-δ axis and expression of the torque.However, the asynchronous characteristics of the vernier motor are not clear yet. In this paper, the asynchronous characteristics of the vernier motors are analyzed with the symmetric components transformation and the commutator transformation. The voltage equations on the symmetrical co-ordinates and asynchronous and synchronous torque expression at steady state condition are obtained. The tests were performed on the trial motor. The calculated asynchronous torque has agreed well with the measured values.

  9. Research on DSP-based Asynchronous Motor Control Technology

    Jun Yao


    Full Text Available The Motor in a variety of electrical transmission and position servo system occupies an extremely important position. After the DSP technology being applied to the motor control, the unification of the hardware and the flexibility of the software can be combined. Take the brushless DC motor for example, studied the mathematical model and the structure of the motor control system, also obtained the design scheme of the DSP-based asynchronous motor control system. With TI's 32 bit fixed point DSPTMS320F2812 as the core design of the hardware system, we wrote the system software, debug the motor control system and the results show that the system achieves the expected effect. The results of the research can be applied to brushless DC motor and other motor control, it will have a wide application prospects.

  10. The Mechanical Transient Process at Asynchronous Motor Oscillating Mode

    Antonovičs, Uldis; Bražis, Viesturs; Greivulis, Jānis


    The research object is squirrel-cage asynchronous motor connected to single-phase sinusoidal. There are shown, that by connecting to the stator windings a certain sequence of half-period positive and negative voltage, a motor rotor is rotated, but three times slower than in the three-phase mode. Changing the connecting sequence of positive and negative half-period voltage to stator windings, motor can work in various oscillating modes. It is tested experimentally. The mechanical transient processes had been researched in rotation and oscillating modes.

  11. Control of asynchronous motors. Volume 1. Modeling, vectorial control and direct torque control; Commande des moteurs asynchrones. Volume 1. Modelisation, controle vectoriel et DTC

    Canudas de Wit, C. [Ecole Nationale Superieure d' Ingenieurs de Genie Chimique, ENSIGC, 31 - Toulouse (France)


    This first volume deals with the problems of control of asynchronous motors in industrial environments: industrial environment, variable speed, asynchronous motors and power supplies, modeling, direct torque control laws, control by controlled limit cycles under frequency constraints. (J.S.)


    B. I. Firago


    Full Text Available The paper considers the issue of one of the widespread types of vector control realization for the asynchronous motors with a short-circuited rotor. Of all more than 20 vector control types known presently, the following are applied most frequently: direct vector control with velocity pickup (VP, direct vector control without VP, indirect vector control with VP and indirect vector control without VP. Despite the fact that the asynchronous-motor indirect vector control without VP is the easiest and most spread, the absence of VP does not allow controlling the motor electromagnetic torque at zero velocity. This is the reason why for electric motor drives of such requirements they utilize the vector control with a velocity transducer. The systems of widest dissemination became the direct and indirect vector control systems with X-axis alignment of the synchronously rotating x–y-coordinate frame along the rotor flux-linkage vector inasmuch as this provides the simplest correlations for controlling variables. Although these two types of vector control are well presented in literature, a number of issues concerning their realization and practical application require further elaboration. These include: the block schemes adequate representation as consisted with the modern realization of vector control and clarification of the analytical expressions for evaluating the regulator parameters.The authors present a technique for evaluating the dynamics of an asynchronous electric motor drive with direct vector control and x-axis alignment along the vector of rotor flux linkage. The article offers a generalized structure of this vector control type with detailed description of its principal blocks: controlling system, frequency converter, and the asynchronous motor.The paper presents a direct vector control simulating model developed in the MatLab environment on the grounds of this structure. The authors illustrate the described technique with the results

  13. Ironless asynchronous motors with superconducting auxiliary excitation

    Describes induction motors having an outer squirrel-cage or slip-ring rotor driving the shaft, and an inner, free-running rotor with the function of compensating the reactive load of the stator. Investigates theoretically the suggestion that a superconducting inner rotor would also produce very high excitation, and enable the iron circuits to be dispensed with. (R.W.S.)

  14. Electrotechnics - AC motors. Asynchronous and brush-less motors - Lecture and exercises with solutions; Electrotechnique - Moteurs a courant alternatif. Moteurs asynchrones et brushless - Cours et problemes resolus

    Jacob, D.


    This book proposes a presentation of AC electric motors essentially based on physics and technology. Its originality consists in avoiding to use mathematical formulations (like Park's transformation). The modeling retained, which only uses magnetic momentum, magnetic fields and reluctance concepts, leads simply and naturally to the vectorial control principle. The book develops some lecture elements which includes some topics rarely considered like the dimensioning of an asynchronous motor or of a single-phase brush-less motor. Experimental results illustrate the physical phenomena described and many original problems are resolved and commented at the end of each chapter. Content: signals and systems in electrotechnics, torque and rotating magnetic fields generation, asynchronous machine in permanent regime, speed variation of the asynchronous motor, special asynchronous motors, synchronous machine in permanent regime, brush-less motor, note about step motors, note about inverters, index. (J.S.)


    S.Yu. Polezіn; Kiryanov, V. V.; V.D. Lushchyk


    Features of electromagnetic computation of three-phase asynchronous motors with a six-phase winding in the stator are described. Experimental data on a conveyor motor with two six-phase windings are given.


    S.Yu. Polezіn


    Full Text Available Features of electromagnetic computation of three-phase asynchronous motors with a six-phase winding in the stator are described. Experimental data on a conveyor motor with two six-phase windings are given.

  17. Adding effect of current displacement and magnetic circuit saturation in an asynchronous motor mathematical model

    I.A. Tsodik


    Full Text Available A methodology of an asynchronous motor mathematical model synthesis is described. Experiments are suggested to be conducted in the following sequence. Geometrical models are first built in AutoCAD, then imported to Comsol Multiphysics, and further processed in Matlab with computation of coefficients and dependences applied in the asynchronous motor mathematical model.

  18. The study of transient processes in the asynchronous starting of the synchronous motor

    Alexandru Bârlea


    Full Text Available Starting synchronous motors can be achieved by several ethods: starting with an auxiliary motor launch, starting in asynchronous regim, by feeding from a variable frequency source, auto-synchronization with the network.. In our case we study the transient processes in a asynchronous regim . In this case the synchronous motor is started like a squirrel cage induction motor . To start, the synchronous motor is equipped with a starting winding cage placed in the pole pieces of polar inducers; later , during the operation, this acts as a damping winding. Large synchronous motors have pole pieces made from massive polar inducers fulfilling the role of a cage winding.

  19. Speed estimation of vector controlled squirrel cage asynchronous motor with artificial neural networks

    In this paper, the artificial neural networks as a sensorless speed estimator in indirect vector controlled squirrel cage asynchronous motor control are defined. High dynamic performance power semi conductors obtainable from direct current motors can also be obtained from asynchronous motor through developments in digital signal processors (DSP) and control techniques. With using of field diverting control in asynchronous motors, the flux and moment can be controlled independently. The process of estimating the speed information required in control of vector controlled asynchronous motor without sensors has been obtained with artificial neural networks (ANN) in this study. By examining the data obtained from the experimental study concluded on the DSP application circuit, the validity and high performance of the ANN speed estimator on real-time speed estimation has been demonstrated.

  20. Calculation of mechanical characteristic for disk asynchronous motor with free rotor

    Ерошин, Сергей Сергеевич; Мирошник, Сергей Александрович


    Taking into account the features of construction of asynchronous motor with free annular rotor analytical formulas for the calculation of its mechanical characteristic have been obtained. New features of machines with annular working tools without mechanical support are revealed

  1. A reverse mode of three-phase asynchronous motors with hexaphase windings

    V.D. Lushchyk; S.Yu. Polezin


    A reverse operation feasibility in three-phase asynchronous motors with the stator hexaphase windings is proved. In the reverse mode, the hexaphase windings are shown to keep all their declared advantages.

  2. A reverse mode of three-phase asynchronous motors with hexaphase windings

    V.D. Lushchyk


    Full Text Available A reverse operation feasibility in three-phase asynchronous motors with the stator hexaphase windings is proved. In the reverse mode, the hexaphase windings are shown to keep all their declared advantages.

  3. Research Related Electromechanical Processes in an Asynchronous Traction Motor - Asynchronous Generator with Common Shaft Based on Field Model

    Yury Kazakov


    Full Text Available Creating energy efficiency traction induction motors with frequency control for hybrid drive vehicles defines practical interest for new methods of testing and simulation. Tests of these machines, it is desirable to carry out with energy recovery in the motor-generator, where a common shaft unites the machines. At present, the system simulation of motor-generator is carried out on simplified models without saturation, surface effect, jagged cores, and non-sinusoidal voltage of frequency converters. A refined interrelated mathematical model of asynchronous motor and generator operating with a common shaft, based on the theory of electrical circuits and field theory. Models allow the related modelling and study of static and dynamic modes electrical machines taking into account the saturation, skin effect, toothed cores, non-sinusoidal voltage of the frequency inverter, and variation parameters of the windings.

  4. Efficiency of three-phase asynchronous motors. Energy loss reduction by means of overdimensioning; Efficientie van driefasen asynchrone motoren. SinuMEC beperkt energieverlies door overdimensionering

    Peeters, J.; Van Dorst, C. [Hyteps, Gemert (Netherlands)


    The three phase asynchronous motor has been applied in various installations since time immemorial. Although the motor is more efficient at full mechanical load, this is not always applied efficiently. Can the efficiency of low load motors be improved or is this a utopia? The Sinusoidal Motor Controller (SinuMEC) improves efficiency, saves energy and lengthens the life span. [mk]. [Dutch] De driefasen asynchrone motor wordt sinds mensenheugenis in uiteenlopende installaties toegepast. Hoewel de motor met een volle mechanische belasting efficient is, wordt deze niet altijd efficient toegepast. Kan de efficiency van laag belaste motoren worden verbeterd of is dit een utopie? De Sinusoidal Motor efficiency controller (SinuMEC) verbetert de efficiency, bespaart energie en verlengt de levensduur.

  5. Investigation of Closed Vector Control System for Asynchronous Motor Drive of Shipboard Tow Winch

    Н. Mehdiyev; Е. Sultanov


    The paper considers a closed vector control system for induction motor rotation speed of a shipboard tow winch. Structural schemes and transfer functions of the system at control and disturbing influences are presented in the paper. The system with asynchronous motor drive parameters of a shipboard tow winch has been investigated in the paper. It has been revealed that transit process duration of the given system is insignificant. The fact is rather important to prevent accidents in case of v...

  6. Operation Characteristics Optimization of Low Power Three-Phase Asynchronous Motors

    I. VLAD; CAMPEANU, A.; Enache, S.; PETROPOL, G.


    Most published papers on low power asynchronous motors were aimed to achieve better operational performances in different operating conditions. The optimal design of the general-purpose motors requires searching and selecting an electric machine to meet minimum operating costs criterion and certain customer imposed restrictive conditions. In this paper, there are many significant simulations providing qualitative and quantitative information on reducing active and reactive ene...

  7. Vector control structure of an asynchronous motor at maximum torque

    Chioncel, C. P.; Tirian, G. O.; Gillich, N.; Raduca, E.


    Vector control methods offer the possibility to gain high performance, being widely used. Certain applications require an optimum control in limit operating conditions, as, at maximum torque, that is not always satisfied. The paper presents how the voltage and the frequency for an asynchronous machine (ASM) operating at variable speed are determinate, with an accent on the method that keeps the rotor flux constant. The simulation analyses consider three load types: variable torque and speed, variable torque and constant speed, constant torque and variable speed. The final values of frequency and voltage are obtained through the proposed control schemes with one controller using the simulation language based on the Maple module. The dynamic analysis of the system is done for the case with P and PI controller and allows conclusions on the proposed method, which can have different applications, as the ASM in wind turbines.

  8. The Unusual Water Cooling Applied on Small Asynchronous Motor

    Sikora, Michal; Vlach, Radek; Navrátil, Petr


    This paper is concerned with unconventional water cooling that is primarily intended for medium-power synchronous generators. A configuration of the proposed cooling was briefly described here. A way how to estimate the main thermal resistance related to the new water cooling system was presented here. A small induction motor was selected for practical verification of the proposed cooling concept. Measurements executed on this motor showed correctness of water cooling parameters design and su...


    V. I. Lukovnikov


    Full Text Available The paper shows how to solve the problem concerning reveal of changes in mathematical models and electric parameters of symmetric three-phase short-circuited asynchronous electric motors in case of their connection to single- or two-phase network in comparison with their connection to three-phase network. The uniform methodological approach permitting to generalize the known data and receive new results is offered in the paper.


    V. I. Lukovnikov; I. A. Rudchenko; A. V. Тurenkova


    The paper shows how to solve the problem concerning reveal of changes in mathematical models and electric parameters of symmetric three-phase short-circuited asynchronous electric motors in case of their connection to single- or two-phase network in comparison with their connection to three-phase network. The uniform methodological approach permitting to generalize the known data and receive new results is offered in the paper.

  11. Torsional stress analysis of the squirrel-cage rotor for three phase asynchronous motors

    Axinte, T.; Nutu, C.


    The paper aims to determine the torsional stress occurring in the rotor's shaft of the three phase asynchronous motors for a given rotational speed of the rotor. The three phase asynchronous motor is started using the main starting variants, each variant having its own torque characteristic which produces a certain maximum shear stress. The model uses several hypotheses regarding the geometry of the domain, the dynamic behavior, the friction phenomenon and the mass of the shaft which is disregarded in a model and it is considered in a more accurate model. The maximum shear stress is produced by the shock which occurs in the starting process of the motors. This maximum stress may lead to the failure of the rotor either because it breaks, or because of the fatigue of the material produced by frequent starting of the motor. Information resulted from this study are useful for the selection of the appropriate material, of the according geometry of the design and elaboration of the specifications for the in-service use of the motor.This theoretical study will be followed by the development of more accurate models which will also include experimental studies employed to calibrate the theoretical models and to verify their accuracy.

  12. Starting-Up Impact of Powerful Asynchronous Motors Used at Gas-Compressor Units on GRID Mode

    A. Hashimov


    Full Text Available The paper investigates starting-up modes of powerful asynchronous motors used at gas-compressor units which are applied for oil and gas production and transportation. Impact of motor starting-up on GRID mode for various variants of a scheme structure is considered in the paper. The paper presents investigation results taking 7 MW capacity motors as an example. The motors concerned are applied at compressor units used for oil production inAzerbaijan.

  13. Torque harmonics of an asynchronous motor supplied by a voltage- or current-sourced inverter quasi-square operation

    Kyyrae, J. [Helsinki University of Technology, Institute of Intelligent Power Electronics, Espoo (Finland)


    Voltage- and current-sourced dc-ac converters operating in quasi-square area are compared. Their characteristics are calculated with switching vector, which is space-vector of switching functions. When the load is an asynchronous motor various analytical equations, including torque, are calculated efficiently. Motor current and torque approximations are compared with the simulated ones. (orig.) 6 refs.

  14. Frequency control system based on power factor control of asynchronous motor

    MENG Qing-chun; YANG Fei-xia; REN Zhi-ling


    Deduced the relationship between the power factor (PF) and the angular frequency according to the simplified equivalent circuit of asynchronous motor, forming a power factor auto-control system. An anti-interference circuit was also introduced in the middle voltage link of inverter to avoid the shift of the optimum PF point caused by the change of the load and the reliable run of the control system was assured. The experiment results show that it has a good self-adaptation in the whole scope of speed adjustment and an obvious economization on energy while it runs under load.

  15. Fault Detection based on MCSA for a 400Hz Asynchronous Motor for Airborne Applications

    Steffen Haus


    Full Text Available Future health monitoring concepts in different fields of engineering require reliable fault detection to avoid unscheduled machine downtime. Diagnosis of electrical induction machines for industrial applications is widely discussed in literature. In aviation industry, this topic is still only rarely discussed.A common approach to health monitoring for electrical induction machines is to use Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA based on a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT. Research results on this topic are available for comparatively large motors, where the power supply is typically based on 50Hz alternating current, which is the general power supply frequency for industrial applications.In this paper, transferability to airborne applications, where the power supply is 400Hz, is assessed. Three phase asynchronous motors are used to analyse detectability of different motor faults. The possibility to transfer fault detection results from 50Hz to 400Hz induction machines is the main question answered in this research work. 400Hz power supply frequency requires adjusted motor design, causing increased motor speed compared to 50Hz supply frequency. The motor used for experiments in this work is a 800W motor with 200V phase to phase power supply, powering an avionic fan. The fault cases to be examined are a bearing fault, a rotor unbalance, a stator winding fault, a broken rotor bar and a static air gap eccentricity. These are the most common faults in electrical induction machines which can cause machine downtime. The focus of the research work is the feasibility of the application of MCSA for small scale, high speed motor design, using the Fourier spectra of the current signal.Detectability is given for all but the bearing fault, although rotor unbalance can only be detected in case of severe damage level. Results obtained in the experiments are interpreted with respect to the motor design. Physical interpretation are given in case the results differ

  16. Relay system for phasing rotating disk selector with drive from asynchronous electric motor

    Regulating system is described which ensures rotation of a massive disk selector synphaseally with a rotating reactivity modulator in a pulse reactor. Unlike the proportional regulating principle and using d.c. motor commonly utilized in solving similar problems, the given system involves an asynchronous short-circuited electric motor and a relay regulation principle. Thyristor control provides sufficiently simple realization of two selector acceleration modes (strong and weak acceleration) and two retardation modes (strong and weak braking). The mode switch-over moments are due to the regulated magnitude and its product. The given system is simple in maintenance, and has low sensitivity to oscillations in circuit voltage. In an 80-200 mc range of the selector period, the mean-square value of the displacement angle between the selector and reactor is at least +-1 deg

  17. PID Neural Network Based Speed Control of Asynchronous Motor Using Programmable Logic Controller

    MARABA, V. A.


    Full Text Available This paper deals with the structure and characteristics of PID Neural Network controller for single input and single output systems. PID Neural Network is a new kind of controller that includes the advantages of artificial neural networks and classic PID controller. Functioning of this controller is based on the update of controller parameters according to the value extracted from system output pursuant to the rules of back propagation algorithm used in artificial neural networks. Parameters obtained from the application of PID Neural Network training algorithm on the speed model of the asynchronous motor exhibiting second order linear behavior were used in the real time speed control of the motor. Programmable logic controller (PLC was used as real time controller. The real time control results show that reference speed successfully maintained under various load conditions.

  18. General-purpose stepping motor-encoder positioning subsystem with standard asynchronous serial-line interface

    A general-purpose mechanical positioning subsystem for open-loop control of experiment devices which have their positions established and read out by stepping motor-encoder combinations has been developed. The subsystem is to be used mainly for experiments to be conducted at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The subsystem unit has been designed to be compatible with a wide variety of stepping motor and encoder types. The unit may be operated by any device capable of driving a standard RS-232-C asynchronous serial communication line. An informal survey has shown that several experiments at the Light Source will use one particular type of computer, operating system, and programming language. Accordingly, a library of subroutines compatible with this combination of computer system elements has been written to facilitate driving the positioning subsystem unit

  19. Operation Characteristics Optimization of Low Power Three-Phase Asynchronous Motors

    VLAD, I.


    Full Text Available Most published papers on low power asynchronous motors were aimed to achieve better operational performances in different operating conditions. The optimal design of the general-purpose motors requires searching and selecting an electric machine to meet minimum operating costs criterion and certain customer imposed restrictive conditions. In this paper, there are many significant simulations providing qualitative and quantitative information on reducing active and reactive energy losses in motors, and on parameters and constructive solution. The optimization study applied the minimal operating costs criterion, and it took into account the starting restrictive conditions. Thirteen variables regarding electromagnetic stresses and main constructive dimensions were considered. The operating costs of the optimized motor decreased with 25.6%, as compared to the existing solution. This paper can be a practical and theoretical support for the development and implementation of modern design methods, based on theoretical and experimental study of stationary and transient processes in low power motors, to increase efficiency and power factor.

  20. Static Frequency Converter with RNSIC Converter and Double Branch Inverter for Supplying Three-Phase Asynchronous Motors

    Lazar, G. A.; ALEXA, D.; Lazar, A.; BUZATU, N. R.; MOISA, M.


    The paper presents the design and analysis of a three-phase static converter, composed of a Rectifier with Near Sinusoidal Input Currents (RNSIC), which ensures the DC bus voltage level for a three phase Incomplete Bridge Inverter (IBI), used to drive an asynchronous motor. The proposed circuit has a low input current harmonic content, can ensure the load overcurrent protection and has a better reliability. The converter can be designed to provide any required output maximum power under a ...

  1. Hybrid EEG-fNIRS Asynchronous Brain-Computer Interface for Multiple Motor Tasks.

    Alessio Paolo Buccino

    Full Text Available Non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI have demonstrated great promise for neuroprosthetics and assistive devices. Here we aim to investigate methods to combine Electroencephalography (EEG and functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS in an asynchronous Sensory Motor rhythm (SMR-based BCI. We attempted to classify 4 different executed movements, namely, Right-Arm-Left-Arm-Right-Hand-Left-Hand tasks. Previous studies demonstrated the benefit of EEG-fNIRS combination. However, since normally fNIRS hemodynamic response shows a long delay, we investigated new features, involving slope indicators, in order to immediately detect changes in the signals. Moreover, Common Spatial Patterns (CSPs have been applied to both EEG and fNIRS signals. 15 healthy subjects took part in the experiments and since 25 trials per class were available, CSPs have been regularized with information from the entire population of participants and optimized using genetic algorithms. The different features have been compared in terms of performance and the dynamic accuracy over trials shows that the introduced methods diminish the fNIRS delay in the detection of changes.


    A. M. Muha


    Full Text Available In the article the structural reliability of different variants of structured schemes of the steady-state converter for traction drive of promising multi-system electric locomotives with asynchronous traction engines is compared.

  3. Static Frequency Converter with RNSIC Converter and Double Branch Inverter for Supplying Three-Phase Asynchronous Motors

    LAZAR, G. A.


    Full Text Available The paper presents the design and analysis of a three-phase static converter, composed of a Rectifier with Near Sinusoidal Input Currents (RNSIC, which ensures the DC bus voltage level for a three phase Incomplete Bridge Inverter (IBI, used to drive an asynchronous motor. The proposed circuit has a low input current harmonic content, can ensure the load overcurrent protection and has a better reliability. The converter can be designed to provide any required output maximum power under a desired DC link bus voltage.

  4. Simulation of asynchronous modes of synchronous motors with capacitors in the excitation circuit

    Malyar, V. S.; Malyar, A. V.; I. A. Dobushovska


    Розглядається проблема розрахунку асинхронних режимів синхронних двигунів з конденсаторами в обмотці збудження. Задача розв'язується як крайова для нелінійної системи диференціальних рівнянь електричної рівноваги, в яких потокозачеплення контурів обчислюються шляхом розрахунку магнітного поля двигуна на основі теорії магнітних кіл. A problem of calculating asynchronous modes of synchronous motors with capacitors in the excitation circuit is considered. The problem is solved as a boundary o...

  5. Efficient operation of asynchronous motors - Final report; Effizienter Betrieb von Asynchronmotoren - Schlussbericht

    Beeli, N.; Jenni, F.


    Research has shown that the reduction of energy losses in electrical machines offers an enormous saving potential. The largest share of these losses is represented by induction motors in the medium power range. A significant fraction of these losses could be minimized by using modern frequency converters instead of traditional drive systems. However, even when operated with converters, the efficiency of these machines is still not optimal: By implementing an intelligent control scheme which involves a reduction in the magnetizing current, a significant improvement in efficiency can be achieved. Theoretical studies of the economical potential were conducted with and without the iron saturation taken into account. The behavior of the machines in the two cases of operation was described by numerical simulation. Two control algorithms that could be used in a converter have been developed: One utilizing a typical control methodology (constant flux in the machine as a reference) and another designed for optimal performance. The results show that an economical potential of up to 643 GWh per year is possible in Switzerland for all asynchronous machines, which corresponds to 4% of the total power consumption of these machines in Switzerland. With a price of 0.15 CHF/kWh, this represents a saving of approximately 95 million CHF. At this stage, it should be emphasized that this potential can be exploited provided that each machine is already equipped with a frequency converter. Converters with optimized performance are available from some manufacturers. Further investigation was required to determine if the measured savings correspond to the theoretical results. Thus, three converters have been measured in the laboratory using a controlled experiment. It was found that these saving options are effective only for non-dynamic regimes and that the algorithms are not yet ideal for torques below 10% of nominal. The reason for these results are unclear, as the algorithms used are

  6. Analysis of Current Harmonics in 3kV DC Catenary Caused by Specific Current Harmonics of an Asynchronous Motor

    Lewandowski, Mirosław


    The mathematical model of vehicle supply system as well as the mathematical model of main circuit of locomotive with asynchronous motors have been described in this article. The necessity of analysis of disturbances caused by distorted current run of drive motors emerged together with the introduction of high power vehicles with power electronic converters. Analysis of the compatibility of traction high current circuits with circuits of the signal and traffic control systems requires the knowledge of current spectrum in a catenary, which has been taken by a vehicle. The author has described the algebraic method of calculating of the spectrum amplitudes in a catenary. It does not require laborious and time-consuming simulations of a system, which considerably decreases preliminary costs of designation and dimensioning of a vehicle drive system.

  7. Asynchronous recruitment of low-threshold motor units during repetitive, low-current stimulation of the human tibial nerve

    Jesse eDean


    Full Text Available Motoneurons receive a barrage of inputs from descending and reflex pathways. Much of our understanding about how these inputs are transformed into motor output in humans has come from recordings of single motor units during voluntary contractions. This approach, however, is limited because the input is ill-defined. Herein, we quantify the discharge of soleus motor units in response to well-defined trains of afferent input delivered at physiologically-relevant frequencies. Constant frequency stimulation of the tibial nerve (10-100 Hz for 30 s, below threshold for eliciting M-waves or H-reflexes with a single pulse, recruited motor units in 7/9 subjects. All 25 motor units recruited during stimulation were also recruited during weak (<10% MVC voluntary contractions. Higher frequencies recruited more units (n=3/25 at 10 Hz; n=25/25 at 100 Hz at shorter latencies (19.4±9.4 s at 10 Hz; 4.1±4.0 s at 100 Hz than lower frequencies. When a second unit was recruited, the discharge of the already active unit did not change, suggesting that recruitment was not due to increased synaptic drive. After recruitment, mean discharge rate during stimulation at 20 Hz (7.8 Hz was lower than during 30 Hz (8.6 Hz and 40 Hz (8.4 Hz stimulation. Discharge was largely asynchronous from the stimulus pulses with time-locked discharge occurring at an H-reflex latency with only a 24% probability. Motor units discharged after the stimulation ended in 89% of trials, although at a lower rate (5.8 Hz than during the stimulation (7.9 Hz. This work supports the idea that the afferent volley evoked by repetitive stimulation recruits motor units through the integration of synaptic drive and intrinsic properties of motoneurons, resulting in physiological recruitment which adheres to Henneman's size principle and results in relatively low discharge rates and asynchronous firing.

  8. Improving the energy indicators of thyristor electric drive with asynchronous short-circuited motor of a deep pump unit by negative feedback

    Aliyev, E.S.


    At the department of electric drive and automation of industrial units of the M. Azizbekov Azerbaijan Institute of Petrochemistry a system was developed for automated thyristor electric drive of alternating current with asynchronous short-circuited electric motor for smooth regulation of the output of a deep-pump unit, which at the same time makes it possible to improve the energy efficiency of the electric drive of the pumping unit with quasi steady-state mode of changing the voltage on the motor stator according to the load by using negative feedback for the rotation frequency of the motor.

  9. Application of Z-source inverter in the asynchronous motor%Z源逆变器在异步电动机中的应用

    朱红; 祝龙记; 夏若飞


    In recent years,the asynchronous motor drive of indirect field-oriented control (IFOC)is widely used in high performance drive systems because of its high efficiency,high stable performance and power factor. In this paper,the IFOC technology is used to control the size of the speed of asynchronous motor,and the Z-source inverter is used,namely putting a pair of LC network in front of the inverter main circuit,to achieve the function of boost or buck the voltage and improve the efficiency of asynchronous motor by controlling the direct duty ratio.%近年来,间接磁场定向控制(IFOC)的异步电机驱动由于其效率高、稳定性能强及功率因数高,被广泛应用在高性能驱动系统中。本文采用IFOC技术来控制异步电机的速度大小,并使用Z源逆变器,即在逆变器主电路前加上一对阻抗(LC)网络,通过控制直通占空比,可以实现升/降压功能、提高异步电机的效率。

  10. Fault Detection based on MCSA for a 400Hz Asynchronous Motor for Airborne Applications

    Steffen Haus; Heiko Mikat; Martin Nowara; Surya Teja Kandukuri; Uwe Klingauf; Matthias Buderath


    Future health monitoring concepts in different fields of engineering require reliable fault detection to avoid unscheduled machine downtime. Diagnosis of electrical induction machines for industrial applications is widely discussed in literature. In aviation industry, this topic is still only rarely discussed.A common approach to health monitoring for electrical induction machines is to use Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) based on a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). Research results on th...

  11. The development of mathematical model for the study of electromagnetic interference from the traction converters with asynchronous motor

    V. I. Shcheka; HAVRYLIUK V.I.


    The mathematical modeling and circuit simulation of asynchronous propulsion drive unit with converters on IGBT transistors have been made. The possible noises appearing during drive’s operation have been determined. The spectral composition of phase current of the asynchronous engine has been obtained.


    V. I. Shcheka


    Full Text Available The mathematical modeling and circuit simulation of asynchronous propulsion drive unit with converters on IGBT transistors have been made. The possible noises appearing during drive’s operation have been determined. The spectral composition of phase current of the asynchronous engine has been obtained.

  13. 交流异步电动机调速系统控制策略综述%Review of AC asynchronous motor speed control strategy

    丁辉; 胡协和


    为了更精确地实现交流异步电动机调速,基于交流异步电动机的数学模型论述异步电动机变压变频(VVVF)调速系统的各种控制策略.总结早期的基于异步电机稳态模型的控制策略,介绍3种较成熟的基于动态模型的控制策略,分析现代控制理论在交流异步电动机调速系统中的应用,展望交流调速控制策略的发展方向.传统的控制策略在工业现场中的应用已经较为成熟,各种现代控制策略和先进控制算法则有广阔的发展前景.%Variable voltage variable frequency (VVVF) speed control strategies were researched based on the mathematical model of alternating current (AC) asynchronous motor in order to achieve more accurate speed control of AC induction motor. The early control methods of induction motor based on the steady-state model were simply summarized. Three mature control schemes based on the dynamic model were introduced. The application of modern control theory in AC asynchronous motor speed control system was analyzed. Finally, the future development direction of AC speed control strategy was given. Traditional strategies were maturely utilized in industrial field, but the modern control theory and advanced control algorithms still have vast potential for future development.

  14. General analysis of the three-phase asynchronous motor with spiral sheet rotor: operation, parameters and characteristic values

    Mujal Rosas, Ramón María; Orrit Prat, Jordi


    The objectives of this article arise through the investigation of a motor with a high starting torque although with limited intensities, weak intensity variations depending on the load, controlled losses in no-load tests, and an acceptable performance in steady state and with a good response in transient periods. All these requirements would have to be obtained without the help of power electronics, in this way the motor would be more robust, longer lasting and without th...

  15. Vector control of a single-phase induction motor with optimal supply; Alimentation optimisee d'une machine asynchrone diphasee a commande vectorielle

    Vandecasteele, F.


    This work presents a power supply structure for a dissymmetrical two-phase asynchronous machine and proposes a speed control strategy. In the first chapter, the modeling of the two-phase asynchronous machine leads to a dynamical model which is necessary for the simulation of the process. The study of the magneto-motive forces has permitted to propose a stator currents law in which the electromagnetic torque pulses are neglected. The equivalence between the behaviour of the dissymmetrical machine with a symmetrical machine is demonstrated. The second chapter presents the 3/2 converter. A causal informatory graphic tool allows the modeling of this structure and the elaboration of its control. The unbalanced characteristic of the application is at the origin of the power limitation threw the converter. Thus, solutions are proposed to define the best control of switches in order to ensure an optimum energy transfer. The suppression of the vibratory torque requires to respect a currents law. Thus, their control in the natural reference frame of the coils must be perfect. A corrector structure based on the resonance phenomenon is proposed in chapter 3. Its synthesis, control and regulation qualities and robustness are demonstrated and make it the best solution for the follow up of the alternative trajectory. In chapter 4, the converter and the two-phase motor are joined together. The equivalence between a real machine and a symmetrical machine has led to the development of an original vectorial control. The control of currents is made in the natural framework of the coils thanks to the resonant corrector. This strategy allows an efficient control of the speed. Chapter 5 proposes a 3/2 converter with a capacitive mid-point. A switches cell connected to the network is used to maintain the correct voltage values at the capacitor terminals. The control of this switching cell, based on an average power model, allows to reach a quasi-unitary power factor for the installation

  16. Procedimiento para el cálculo de los parámetros de un modelo térmico simplificado del motor asincrónico Parameter estimation procedure for an asynchronous motor simplified thermal model

    Julio R Gómez Sarduy


    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un método para estimar las conductancias y capacitancias de un modelo térmico simplificado del motor asincrónico, utilizando una técnica de baja invasividad. El procedimiento permite predecir el incremento de temperatura del estator del motor asincrónico, tanto para régimen dinámico como en condiciones de estabilidad térmica. Se basa en la estimación paramétrica mediante un modelo de referencia, utilizando como optimizador un algoritmo genético (AG. Se logra en definitiva obtener los parámetros del modelo térmico con un ensayo más sencillo que lo requerido por otros métodos experimentales complejos o cálculos analíticos basados en datos de diseño. El procedimiento propuesto se puede llevar a cabo en condiciones propias de la industria y resulta atractivo su empleo en el análisis de calentamiento de estas máquinas. El método se valida a partir de un estudio de caso reportado en la literatura y se aplica a un caso real en la industria, lográndose una buena precisión.In this paper, an asynchronous motor simplified thermal model method for conductances and capacitances estimation is presented. A low invasive technique is used. The developed procedure allows the stator temperature rise prediction, not only for dynamic regimes, but also in case of thermal stability. A parametric estimation is done through a reference model, using a genetic algorithm (GA as optimizing method. The thermal model parameters are finally obtained with an easer experimental work, than the required by other complex experimental methods or by analytical calculations based on design data. The proposed procedure can be carry out in the particular conditions of industrial environment. Its application is specially useful for asynchronous machine thermal analysis. Using the data of a study case reported in literature, the method validation is done, and is applied in an industrial real case, with good precision resulted from it.

  17. 三相异步电动机的杂散损耗研究%Research on Stray Loss of Three-Phase Asynchronous Motor

    宁榕; 李巧莲; 黄坚


    Efficiency and temperature rise of motor are affected by stray loss, whose size magnitude is connected with the design parameters of the motor and the quality of the processing technology and so on. Inhibition of stray loss is an effective measure to increase efficiency and reduce cost. The surface loss, tooth pulse vibration, rotor harmonic loss and transverse leakage current loss were analyzed. Based on the selection of design parameters, such as sine winding, slot coordination, air gap length, cast aluminum process, the measures to reduce stray loss was analyzed. The measures were applied to the product development of ultra high efficiency three-phase asynchronous motor. The result shows that the efficiency index has reached new national standard, and achieved IE3 ultra high efficiency standards level, and high frequency stray loss is effectively restrained, and the manufacturing cost is reduced.%杂散损耗影响电机的效率和温升,其大小与电动机的设计参数、加工工艺质量等因素有关。抑制杂散损耗是增效率、降成本的有效措施。分析了表面损耗、齿部脉振损耗、转子谐波损耗、横向泄漏电流损耗,并针对正弦绕组、槽配合、气隙长度、铸铝工艺的设计参数选择,分析了降低杂散损耗的措施。该措施应用到超高效三相异步电动机的产品开发,效率指标达到了新国家标准,达到了IE3超高效率标准等级,有效抑制高频杂散损耗,降低了制造成本。

  18. Handbook of asynchronous machines with variable speed

    Razik, Hubert


    This handbook deals with the asynchronous machine in its close environment. It was born from a reflection on this electromagnetic converter whose integration in industrial environments takes a wide part. Previously this type of motor operated at fixed speed, from now on it has been integrated more and more in processes at variable speed. For this reason it seemed useful, or necessary, to write a handbook on the various aspects from the motor in itself, via the control and while finishing by the diagnosis aspect. Indeed, an asynchronous motor is used nowadays in industry where variation speed a

  19. Simulation research of matrix converter and asynchronous motor control system%矩阵变换器-异步电机矢量控制系统仿真研究

    姜香菊; 刘二林


    Space vector pulse width modulation of matrix converter and rotor field oriented vector control of asynchronous motor are combined, and the paper researchs combination strategy for vector control of the matrix converter and rotor field oriented vector control of asynchronous motor. Input voltage and current of matrix converter are simulated by MATLAB, at the same time, no-load starting torque and speed waveform and the electrical load torque waveform of motor are simulated. The simulation results show that the combined control strategy for matrix converter-asynchronous vector control system has good speed performance, and has the advantage of a AC-DC-AC voltage type PWM variable frequency speed regulation system.%研究了将矩阵变换器的空间矢量脉宽调制与异步电机转子磁场定向矢量控制相结合的组合控制策略,并采用MATLAB对矩阵变换器的输入电压波形、输入电流波形、电机空载启动转矩波形、电机空载启动转速波形以及在电机突加负载时的转矩波形等进行仿真.仿真结果表明了采用组合控制策略的矩阵变换器-异步电机矢量控制系统具备良好的调速性能,并且较交-直-交电压型PWM变频调速系统而言具有更多的优势.


    V.S. Malyar


    Full Text Available A problem of calculating capacity of cosine capacitors for individual compensation of reactive power in asynchronous electric drives in stationary and transient operation modes is considered. The algorithm introduced employs a high-adequacy mathematical model of asynchronous motor developed on the theory of representing vectors which takes into account both the magnetic core saturation and the current displacement in the rotor bars.

  1. Characteristics of Three Phase Asynchronous Motor and Analysis of Variable Frequency Speed Regulation%三相异步电动机特性及其变频调速分析



    The motor is currently used the most extensive electrical transmission device, the three-phase asynchronous motor, using electrical theory, in-depth analyzes its equivalent circuit, the rotor circuit, referred to the stator side, forming a complete unity circuit, analyzes the various equations based on equivalent circuit, motor energy transfer process is embodied by the equation, mapped the working characteristic curve according to the equation. All motor control method is different, for three phase asynchronous cage motor, this paper analyzes the modern most popular drive system, variable frequency drive, analyzes the excellent characteristics and attention of frequency converter application.%电动机是目前应用最为广泛的电气传动装置,针对三相异步电动机,利用电工理论,深入分析了其等值电路,将转子回路折算到定子侧,形成一个完整的统一回路,在等值电路的基础上分析了各种方程式,方程式对电动机的能量传递过程有了深刻直观的体现,根据方程式绘制了工作特性曲线。各种电动机控制方法大有不同,针对三相异步鼠笼型电动机,本文分析了现代最流行的驱动系统,即变频驱动,分析了变频器应用时的相关注意事项及变频调速的优良特性。


    Grigorash O. V.; Bogatyrev N. I.; Hitskova A. O.


    A promising is currently the use of asynchronous generators with capacitive excitation as a source of electricity in stand-alone power systems. Drive asynchronous generators may exercise as a thermal engine and wind wheel wind power plant or turbines of small hydropower plants. The article discusses the structural and schematics of voltage stabilizers and frequency of asynchronous generators with improved operational and technical specifications. Technical novelty of design solutions of the m...

  3. 三相笼型异步电动机减压起动控制方法综述%Study on Approach of Starting Control by Pressure Reduction of Three-phase Cage-type Asynchronous Motors



    Due to desirable properties of simple structure, solidity and durability, high adaptability and efficient operation, three-phase cage-type asynchronous motor is extensively applied in the fields of industrial and agricultural production, national defense and scientific and technological research. From the perspective of starting control by pressure reduction, the author comprehensively analyzes the quantitative relation of the approaches of the control, respectively illuminates their characteristics and application range and further forecasts the future development trend of approach of motor starting control. The study in this paper is of great significance for the improvement of control circuit performance, motor service life prolongation, utilizing motor performance in energy-efficient manner and remarkable reduction of impact force imposed on power grid.%三相笼型异步电动机由于具有结构简单,坚固耐用,适应性强,运行高效等良好性能,被广泛应用于工农业生产、国防建设、科学技术研究等各个领域。本论文从三相笼型异步电动机的减压起动控制综合分析了减压起动控制方法的控制过程中数量关系并阐述了其各自的特点及适用范围,且对电动机起动控制方法未来的发展趋势做了进一步探讨与展望,对高效利用电动机性能、延长其使用寿命及有效减弱对电网的冲击力等方面的探究具有重要的意义。

  4. Compositional asynchronous membrane systems

    Cosmin Bonchis; Cornel Izbasa; Gabriel Ciobanu


    This paper presents an algorithmic way of building complex membrane systems by coupling elementary membranes. Its application seems particularly valuable in the case of asynchronous membrane systems, since the resulting membrane system remains asynchronous. The composition method is based on a handshake mechanism implemented by using antiport rules and promoters.

  5. 基于强跟踪滤波算法的异步电机参数自适应无速度传感器控制%Parameter Adaptation Sensorless Control of Asynchronous Motor Based on Strong Track Filter



    在异步电机四阶模型的基础上增加机械和转矩方程,并引入负载转矩和转子电阻为状态变量,得到七阶非线性模型.利用强跟踪滤波(STF)算法实现电机状态和转子电阻的同时估计,通过仿真比较了STF和扩展Kalman滤波(EKF)算法的估计性能.结果表明,STF算法能有效估计电机状态及辨识转子电阻,并且具有比EKF算法更理想的估计性能,同时能满足极低速和零速下的估计要求,从而在电机的整个工作范围内实现转子电阻自适应的状态估计.%The equations of machine and torque were added to the fourth-order model of asynchronous motor.A seventh-order nonlinear model was obtained via increasing load torque and rotor resistance as state variables.The motor states and the rotor resistance were estimated simultaneously using strong track filter (STF).Computer simulations were performed to compare the estimation performance between STF and EKF.The results illustrated that STF could estimate the motor states and the rotor resistance effectively, and its performance was more perfect than EKF' s.STF could also satisfy the estimation request running at very low and zero speed, thus it could realize the states estimation with rotor resistance adaptation in the whole operation range.

  6. Speed Sensorless Vector Control of Asynchronous Motor Based on UKF%基于UKF算法的异步电机无速度传感器矢量控制系统

    廖晓文; 陈政石


    针对异步电机无速度传感器矢量控制系统的转速、磁链估计问题,提出一种基于无轨迹卡尔曼滤波(UKF)的状态估计算法.为避免常用的对称采样方法仅适用于处理高斯噪声并且sigma点多带来的计算量大问题,依据UT变换理论,采用最小偏度单形采样方法,减少了近1/3的计算量.仿真结果表明,所提出的基于最小偏度采样的UKF估计器能够准确地估计转子磁链、转速.%Concerning the speed and flux estimation problem of speed sensorless vector control of asynchronous motor, a state estimation algorithm based on Unscented Kalman Filter is proposed. Symmetrical sampling strategy is common used but not showed good performance while dealing with non-Gaussian noise, and the large number of sigma points causes reasonable computation load. In the paper, ninimal skew simplex sampling is adopted according to UT transformation theory, as a result, nearly 1/3 computation load is reduced. Simulation results show that the UKF estimator based on the minimal skew simplex sampling can estimate flux and rotor speed precisely.

  7. 基于MATLAB/Simulink的异步电机控制系统建模与仿真%Modeling and simulation of asynchronous motor control system based on MATLAB/Simulink

    孟朝霞; 任一峰


    In this paper, based on the means of asynchronous motor' s rotor flux-oriented vector control,and the shortcomings that rotor flux is influenced by motor parameters in magnetic linkage closed loop, this article adopts vector control scheme of magnetic flux opended loop.By modular thought,the functional modules of the opening magnetic flux loop of vector control system is modeled in MATLAB/Simulink. Through the organic integration of each functional modules, a simulation model of vector control system is modeled. The results show that the system has a good dynamic performance and the anti-interference ability,so the feasibility and effectiveness of the modeling method is validated. The results also provides a theoretical foundation for design and debug of actual motor control system.%本文在基于转子磁链定向的异步电机矢量控制理论基础上,针对磁链闭环的矢量控制系统中转子磁链易受电机参数影响的不足,提出了转子磁链开环的矢量控制方案。利用模块化思想,在MATLAB/Simulink建立磁链开环的矢量控制系统的各个功能模块,然后对各个功能模块进行有机的整合,构成矢量控制系统的仿真模型;仿真结果表明该系统具有良好的动态性能和抗干扰能力,进而验证了该控制系统设计的可行性和有效性,为实际电机控制系统的设计和调试奠定了理论基础。

  8. 三相异步电机制动方式瞬态过程仿真分析研究%Simulation study on transient process of 3-phase asynchronous motor braking

    朱春鸯; 周政新


    In order to get some constrains and transient process of asynchronous motor braking,by Matlab/Simulink environment,and based on motor simulation model of the mathematic model of d-q coordination and breakers and resistors of Simulink tools,simulation controlling model of motor braking is gotten.The simulation result shows that this method can get the optimization parameters of exhausted-braking,reserve-connection braking,regenerative braking through repeatly modifying voltage and resistors parameters,and so on,what's more,the transient process alteration of rotator and stator current,rotation speed and retarding torque is analyzed.Simulink results can guide us for special project application,at the same time,this method of building simulation model also supply theory into practice for building model of control running of motor and other braking model.%为获取电机制动方式实现的约束条件及制动过程的瞬态特性分析,运用Matlab/Simulink仿真环境平台,应用基于d-q坐标下数学模型建立的电机仿真模型及Simulink工具箱中断路器、阻抗等工具搭建电机制动方式仿真控制模型.通过反复调节模型中模块参数,改变电源电压或负载大小、回路断开闭合的时间等,找到能耗制动、电源反接制动、倒拉反接制动、回馈制动控制回路最优参数,并能直观观察分析比较其制动过程中的定转子瞬态电流、速度及其制动转矩变化的暂态过程,由此确定电机性能为具体的工程案例应用提供实践依据,同时,建立的仿真模型方法也为电机控制运行及其它制动方式建模提供理论指导.

  9. Research on Asynchronous Motor Featured with High Efficiency, High Power Density and Low Noise%高效高功率密度低噪声电机研究

    周玲慧; 向善海; 陈华


    Taking the development process of a 3 550 kW 6 kV 6-pole asynchronous motor featured with high efficiency, high power density and low noise as an example, analyzed the approaches and methods to increase the power density and decrease the noise from the aspects of insulation system design, ventilation and heat dissipation design, optimization of electromagnetic design, structure design and manufacturing process, and investigated the influences by related factors on the temperature rise of the motor based on the simulation and test results. Targets were defined for developing this motor of high efficiency, high power density and low noise. Compared with the corresponding parameters of the similar products of the major international electric machines manufactures, test data showed that the defined targets were well achieved of this motor.%以一台3550 kW、6 kV、6极高效高功率密度低噪声电机的研制为例,从绝缘系统和通风散热系统设计、电磁设计、结构设计和加工工艺等方面,分析了提高电机功率密度和降低噪声的途径和方法。结合相关仿真与样机试验,分析了几个相关因素对电机温升的影响。提出了该型号高效高功率密度低噪声电机的研制目标。给出了样机试制与型式试验结果,结合国外先进电机制造企业的相关产品参数,说明了该型号高效高功率密度低噪声电机的研制取得了成功,达到了国际先进水平。

  10. 异步电机三维电磁场及温度场耦合仿真分析∗%Coupling Simulation of 3 D Electromagnetic Field and Thermal Field of Asynchronous Motor

    陈华毅; 杨明发


    Deals with 3D temperature estimation for the asynchronous motor Y100L2-4. According to the structure characteristics and electromagnetic parameters, the thermal fields of steady state operation with rated load has been analyzed to extract the heat source of the motor, as the foundation of the steady temperature distribution. The heat dissipation coefficient of each part in motor and the equivalent heat transfer coefficient of air gap between the rotor and stator were analyzed. According to the boundary condition and the equivalent hypothesis and material properties of the motor, the temperature field was derive by One-way coupled simulation of finite element software, based on the simulation results of electromagnetic field. the simulation results have higher accuracy was verify by comparing with the experimental data.%以型号为Y100L2-4的异步电机为对象,建立了三维有限元模型。根据样机的结构特征和电磁参数,仿真计算出了样机额定负载下运行至稳态的电磁场,用以提取较为精确的发热源,进而计算其稳态温度分布。分析了电机各部分散热系数、定转子间气隙的等效传热系数,依据电机的边界条件、等效假设和材料属性,以电磁场仿真结果为基础,利用有限元软件单向耦合出相应的温度场分布图。最后通过与试验数据对比,验证仿真结果有更高的准确性。


    Grigorash O. V.


    Full Text Available A promising is currently the use of asynchronous generators with capacitive excitation as a source of electricity in stand-alone power systems. Drive asynchronous generators may exercise as a thermal engine and wind wheel wind power plant or turbines of small hydropower plants. The article discusses the structural and schematics of voltage stabilizers and frequency of asynchronous generators with improved operational and technical specifications. Technical novelty of design solutions of the magnetic system and stabilizers asynchronous generator of electricity parameters confirmed by the patents for the invention of the Russian Federation. The proposed technical solution voltage stabilizer asynchronous generators, can reduce the weight of the block capacitors excitation and reactive power compensation, as well as to simplify the control system power circuit which has less power electronic devices. For wind power plants it is an important issue not only to stabilize the voltage of the generator, but also the frequency of the current. Recommend functionality stabilizer schemes parameters of electric power made for direct frequency converters with artificial and natural switching power electronic devices. It is also proposed as part of stabilization systems use single-phase voltage, three-phase transformers with rotating magnetic field, reduce the level of electromagnetic interference generated by power electronic devices for switching, enhance the efficiency and reliability of the stabilizer.

  12. Asynchronized synchronous machines

    Botvinnik, M M


    Asynchronized Synchronous Machines focuses on the theoretical research on asynchronized synchronous (AS) machines, which are "hybrids” of synchronous and induction machines that can operate with slip. Topics covered in this book include the initial equations; vector diagram of an AS machine; regulation in cases of deviation from the law of full compensation; parameters of the excitation system; and schematic diagram of an excitation regulator. The possible applications of AS machines and its calculations in certain cases are also discussed. This publication is beneficial for students and indiv

  13. Asynchronous Variational Contact Mechanics

    Vouga, Etienne; Tamstorf, Rasmus; Grinspun, Eitan


    An asynchronous, variational method for simulating elastica in complex contact and impact scenarios is developed. Asynchronous Variational Integrators (AVIs) are extended to handle contact forces by associating different time steps to forces instead of to spatial elements. By discretizing a barrier potential by an infinite sum of nested quadratic potentials, these extended AVIs are used to resolve contact while obeying momentum- and energy-conservation laws. A series of two- and three-dimensional examples illustrate the robustness and good energy behavior of the method.

  14. Redundant Asynchronous Microprocessor System

    Meyer, G.; Johnston, J. O.; Dunn, W. R.


    Fault-tolerant computer structure called RAMPS (for redundant asynchronous microprocessor system) has simplicity of static redundancy but offers intermittent-fault handling ability of complex, dynamically redundant systems. New structure useful wherever several microprocessors are employed for control - in aircraft, industrial processes, robotics, and automatic machining, for example.

  15. Asynchronous P300 BCI

    Panicker, Rajesh; Puthusserypady, Sadasivan; Sun, Ying


    An asynchronous hybrid brain-computer interface (BCI) system combining the P300 and steady-state visually evoked potentials (SSVEP) paradigms is introduced. A P300 base system is used for information transfer, and is augmented to include SSVEP for control state detection. The proposed system has...

  16. 基于FPGA的异步电动机变频调速系统%Variable frequency driver system of asynchronous motor based on FPGA

    吴俊; 邱建琪; 史涔溦; 王莉


    Aiming at the slow speed and poor stability of control system designed by traditional micro control unit(MCU)or digital signal processor (DSP) in the way of software, a hardware designed scheme of space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) based on field programmable gate array (FPCA) was presented, which based on the background of full digital motor-controller. Combining complished EDA design methodology and Verilog HDL, it was verified and implemented on one-chip FPGA. The "top-down" theme was used to develop core by dividing system according to it's function in the design. It was realized that, at first, design and simulation on single module, secondly, on the whole system, at last verification using FPCA. The algorithm was proved feasible through the simulation and experiment. On the basis of the platform, V/F open loop speed regulation system experiment was completed. The results indicate that the system has excellent stablity characteristic,reasonable chip utility,good reusability,superiority that the MCU and DSP do not have in real time,flexibility etc., and lays the foundation for the design of a special motor-controlling chip.%针对传统的单片机(MCU)或数字信号处理器(DSP)以软件方式实现的控制系统普遍存在速度慢、稳定性差等问题,以实现全数字电机控制器的集成化为背景,提出了一种基于现场可编程门阵列( FPGA)的空间电压矢量脉宽调制(SVPWM)硬件设计方案,并结合EDA模块化的设计方法和Verilog HDL硬件描述语言,在一片FPGA芯片中得到了验证和实现;采用“top-down”设计思想,对系统按功能划分模块进行了设计;首先对各功能模块进行了设计、仿真、验证,然后将整个系统组合起来进行了仿真、验证,最后利用FPGA进行了硬件验证;在此基础上,完成了异步电机SVPWM调制方式的V/F开环变频调速系统的实验.研究结果表明,该系统稳定性高、占用资源少、复用性高,在实

  17. Procedimiento para el cálculo de los parámetros de un modelo térmico simplificado del motor asincrónico Parameter estimation procedure for an asynchronous motor simplified thermal model

    GÓMEZ SARDUY, JULIO R.; Percy R Viego Felipe; DE ARMAS TEYRA, MARCOS A.; Michel García Abreu


    En este trabajo se presenta un método para estimar las conductancias y capacitancias de un modelo térmico simplificado del motor asincrónico, utilizando una técnica de baja invasividad. El procedimiento permite predecir el incremento de temperatura del estator del motor asincrónico, tanto para régimen dinámico como en condiciones de estabilidad térmica. Se basa en la estimación paramétrica mediante un modelo de referencia, utilizando como optimizador un algoritmo genético (AG). Se logra en de...

  18. Reduction of power consumption in motor-driven applications by using PM motors; PM = Permanent Magnet; Reduktion af elforbrug til motordrift ved anvendelse af PM motorer

    Hvenegaard, C.M.; Hansen, Mads P.R.; Groenborg Nikolaisen, C. (Teknologisk Institut, Taastrup (Denmark)); Nielsen, Sandie B. (Teknologisk Institut, AArhus (Denmark)); Ritchie, E.; Leban, K. (Aalborg Univ., Aalborg (Denmark))


    The traditional asynchronous motor with aluminum rotor is today by far the most widespread and sold electric motor, but a new and more energy efficient type of engine - the permanent magnet motor (PM motor) - is expected in the coming years to win larger and larger market shares. Several engine manufacturers in Europe, USA and Asia are now beginning to market the PM motors, which can replace the traditional asynchronous motor. The project aims to uncover the pros and cons of replacing asynchronous motors including EFF1 engines with PM motors, including the price difference. Furthermore, it is identified how the efficiency of PM motors is affected by low load levels and at various forms of control. Finally, the energy savings potential is analysed, by replacing asynchronous motors with PM motors. The study includes laboratory tests of PM motors, made in a test stand at Danish Technological Institute. (ln)

  19. Permanent magnet motors from ABB eliminate gearboxes%ABB永磁电机在船舶上的应用



    Permanent magnet motor is synchronous and eliminates brushes, rotor windings ABB's permanent magnet motor is an AC synchronous motor. With such a motor, there is no rotor slip, which provides better accuracy than induct asynchronous, motors.

  20. Text Mining: (Asynchronous Sequences

    Sheema Khan


    Full Text Available In this paper we tried to correlate text sequences those provides common topics for semantic clues. We propose a two step method for asynchronous text mining. Step one check for the common topics in the sequences and isolates these with their timestamps. Step two takes the topic and tries to give the timestamp of the text document. After multiple repetitions of step two, we could give optimum result.

  1. Asynchronous Multiparty Computation

    Damgård, Ivan Bjerre; Geisler, Martin; Krøigaard, Mikkel;


    We propose an asynchronous protocol for general multiparty computation. The protocol has perfect security and communication complexity  where n is the number of parties, |C| is the size of the arithmetic circuit being computed, and k is the size of elements in the underlying field. The protocol...... multithreading. Benchmarking of a VIFF implementation of our protocol confirms that it is applicable to practical non-trivial secure computations....

  2. Asynchronous Variational Integrators

    Lew, A.; Marsden, J. E.; Ortiz, M.; West, M


    We describe a new class of asynchronous variational integrators (AVI) for nonlinear elastodynamics. The AVIs are distinguished by the following attributes: (i) The algorithms permit the selection of independent time steps in each element, and the local time steps need not bear an integral relation to each other; (ii) the algorithms derive from a spacetime form of a discrete version of Hamilton’s variational principle. As a consequence of this variational structure, the algorith...

  3. Asynchronous Bounded Expected Delay Networks

    Bakhshi, Rena; Endrullis, Jörg; Fokkink, Wan; Pang, Jun


    The commonly used asynchronous bounded delay (ABD) network models assume a fixed bound on message delay. We propose a probabilistic network model, called asynchronous bounded expected delay (ABE) model. Instead of a strict bound, the ABE model requires only a bound on the expected message delay. While the conditions of ABD networks restrict the set of possible executions, in ABE networks all asynchronous executions are possible, but executions with extremely long delays are less probable. In ...

  4. Asynchronous machines. Direct torque control; Machines asynchrones. Commande par controle direct de couple

    Fornel, B. de [Institut National Polytechnique, 31 - Toulouse (France)


    The asynchronous machine, with its low cost and robustness, is today the most widely used motor to make speed variators. However, its main drawback is that the same current generates both the magnetic flux and the torque, and thus any torque variation creates a flux variation. Such a coupling gives to the asynchronous machine a nonlinear behaviour which makes its control much more complex. The direct self control (DSC) method has been developed to improve the low efficiency of the scalar control method and for the specific railway drive application. The direct torque control (DTC) method is derived from the DSC method but corresponds to other type of applications. The DSC and DTC algorithms for asynchronous motors are presented in this article: 1 - direct control of the stator flux (DSC): principle, flux control, torque control, switching frequency of the inverter, speed estimation; 2 - direct torque control (DTC): principle, electromagnetic torque derivative, signals shape and switching frequency, some results, DTC speed variator without speed sensor, DTC application to multi-machine multi-converter systems; 3 - conclusion. (J.S.)


    Berzan V.


    Full Text Available The paper sets out the methodology of designing an asynchronous generator with capacitive self-excitation. It is known that its design is possible on the basis of serial synchronous motor with squirrel cage rotor. With this approach, the design reworked only the stator winding of electrical machines, making it cost-effectively implement the creation of the generator. Therefore, the methodology for the design, optimization calculations, the development scheme and the stator winding excitation system gain, not only of practical interest, and may also be useful for specialists in the field of electrical machines in the design of asynchronous generators.

  6. Asynchronous Power Flow Controller

    Rahul Juneja


    Full Text Available In the present system demand of electrical power increases so fast and transfer of electrical power is need of today‟s scenario. . The electrical power is transfer at same frequency through AC transmission line. However, power generation may be at different frequencies such as wind generation, sources at islanding or power generation in different countries. The proposed Asynchronous Power Flow Controller (APFC system essentially consists of two back-to-back voltage source converters as “Shunt Converter” and “Series Converter” which is coupled via a common dc link provided by a dc storage capacitor This paper suggests the power transfer and control between the sources operating at different or same frequencies.

  7. Pro asynchronous programming with .NET

    Blewett, Richard; Ltd, Rock Solid Knowledge


    Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy how do I make the most of the available hardware how can I improve performanceIn the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications.With Pro Asynchronous Programming

  8. Reducing energy with asynchronous circuits

    Rivas Barragan, Daniel


    Reducing energy consumption using asynchronous circuits. The elastic clocks approach has been implemented along with a closed-feedback loop in order to achieve a lower energy consumption along with more reliability in integrated circuits.

  9. Simulation of the Double-closed Loop Three-phase Asynchronous Variable Voltage Control System

    Shuhua Jiang


    When controlling the voltage and speed of the asynchronous motor, to expand the speed control range and reduce the speed fluctuation, the speed control system adopts two feedback control loops, i.e. the speed feedback control loop and the current feedback control loop. The principle and components of the double-closed loop three-phase asynchronous variable voltage control system are studied, and the simulation model and the test result based on MATLAB/Simulink are provided in this article thr...


    Bogatyrev N. I.


    Full Text Available The article contain the peculiarities of testing asynchronous generator with sixzone winding on the basis of the asynchronous motor series 4A100S4 and analysis of obtained characteristics. Circuit parameters of the stator winding can significantly affect the characteristics of the asynchronous generator. Asynchronous generator was tested with a stator winding connected star, autotransformer and sectional winding. Use chastising windings opens the possibility of applying various circuits of capacitors and the load to asynchronous generators, which in turn affect the efficiency and stabilizing properties of the electric machine. Asynchronous generators to test with sectional winding by confirmation of theoretical calculations for determine the most optimal scheme under connect capacitors and load, testing the stator winding. The volume of testing for asynchronous generators standard is not defined, so we proposed testing method, taking into account the design features of the stator winding. Asynchronous generators were tested with the help of special equipment with the use of analyzer of energy power quality. Article contains characteristics of idling, short circuit and others, considered the heat mode. On the basis of the results we have determined the parameters of the circuit, the efficiency and power factor of induction generator

  11. Asynchronous Distributed Searchlight Scheduling

    Obermeyer, Karl J; Bullo, Francesco


    This paper develops and compares two simple asynchronous distributed searchlight scheduling algorithms for multiple robotic agents in nonconvex polygonal environments. A searchlight is a ray emitted by an agent which cannot penetrate the boundary of the environment. A point is detected by a searchlight if and only if the point is on the ray at some instant. Targets are points which can move continuously with unbounded speed. The objective of the proposed algorithms is for the agents to coordinate the slewing (rotation about a point) of their searchlights in a distributed manner, i.e., using only local sensing and limited communication, such that any target will necessarily be detected in finite time. The first algorithm we develop, called the DOWSS (Distributed One Way Sweep Strategy), is a distributed version of a known algorithm described originally in 1990 by Sugihara et al \\cite{KS-IS-MY:90}, but it can be very slow in clearing the entire environment because only one searchlight may slew at a time. In an ...

  12. Asynchronous interactive control systems

    Vuskovic, M. I.; Heer, E.


    A class of interactive control systems is derived by generalizing interactive manipulator control systems. The general structural properties of such systems are discussed and an appropriate general software implementation is proposed. This is based on the fact that tasks of interactive control systems can be represented as a network of a finite set of actions which have specific operational characteristics and specific resource requirements, and which are of limited duration. This has enabled the decomposition of the overall control algorithm into a set of subalgorithms, called subcontrollers, which can operate simultaneously and asynchronously. Coordinate transformations of sensor feedback data and actuator set-points have enabled the further simplification of the subcontrollers and have reduced their conflicting resource requirements. The modules of the decomposed control system are implemented as parallel processes with disjoint memory space communicating only by I/O. The synchronization mechanisms for dynamic resource allocation among subcontrollers and other synchronization mechanisms are also discussed in this paper. Such a software organization is suitable for the general form of multiprocessing using computer networks with distributed storage.

  13. Induction motor control design

    Marino, Riccardo; Verrelli, Cristiano M


    ""Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Design for Induction Motors"" is a unified exposition of the most important steps and concerns in the design of estimation and control algorithms for induction motors. A single notation and modern nonlinear control terminology is used to make the book accessible to readers who are not experts in electric motors at the same time as giving a more theoretical control viewpoint to those who are. In order to increase readability, the book concentrates on the induction motor, eschewing the much more complex and less-well-understood control of asynchronous motors. The


    Tina Lim Swee KIM


    Full Text Available This paper examines the practice of online discussion in a course specially tailored for in-service teachers who are pursuing their basic degree qualification at a teacher training institute. Analyses of postings to the asynchronous electronic discussion group were made according to the type of postings as proposed by Poole (2000. Four focus areas were looked into, that is, content, technical, procedural, or non-academic. Analyses were done for each quarter of the 12 weeks of interaction. At the end of the learners’ participation in the EDG and before their end-of-course examination, the participants were then given a paper-based questionnaire asking their perceptions on the use of EDG as part of their coursework on the whole. Six aspects of EDG were examined, these are;Ø technical aspects, Ø motivation to use the EDG, Ø quality of interaction, Ø tutor’s response, Ø perceived learning, and Ø attitude towards EDG. Analyses on postings for the EDG showed that the bulk of the postings were made in the last quarter of the online discussions. Further, 97.8% of the postings were on content and the types of content posting registered were predominantly questions (41.19% and those that sought clarification/elaboration (37.48%. Findings from this study suggest that overall the participants were satisfied with the six aspects of EDG examined. The aspect that recorded the highest mean was ‘motivation to read tutor’s responses’ whilst the lowest mean (and the only one with negative perception was for ‘worthiness of time spent on online discussions’.

  15. Energy efficiency with EC, asynchronous or PM motors; Energieeffizienz mit EC-, Asynchron- oder PM-Motor?

    Burghardt, Michael [Danfoss GmbH, VLT Antriebstechnik, Offenbach/Main (Germany)


    Energy efficiency, reduced emissions of greenhouse gases, lower energy consumption - keywords, which actually result in too many controversial discussions in the press. There is an agreement in the target to reduce the energy consumption. However, there are many different approaches to achieve this goal. The contribution under consideration reports on similarities and differences of the used engine technologies.

  16. Distribution of magnetic field of linear induction motor

    Sadauskas, T.; Smilgevičius, A.; Savickienė, Z.


    In this article is investigated the distribution of magnetic field of linear induction motor. The are two models for simulation: three-phase asynchronous linear motor and single-phase linear capacitor motor. Simulations results of asynchronous LIM at different instants of time and at different widths of air gap are presented. The are given results of simulation, which show the change of magnetic flux at different instants of time of linear capacitor motor how magnetic field varies at differen...

  17. Behavioral synthesis of asynchronous circuits

    Nielsen, Sune Fallgaard


    domain by introducing a computation model, which resembles the synchronous datapath and control architecture, but which is completely asynchronous. The model contains the possibility for isolating some or all of the functional units by locking their respective inputs and outputs while the functional unit...

  18. Acquiring Knowledge from Asynchronous Discussion

    Teo, Yiong Hwee; Webster, Len


    This article discusses a study which was designed to explore how online scaffolding can be incorporated to support knowledge acquisition in asynchronous discussion. A group of Singapore preservice teachers engaged in collaborative critiquing of videos before they embarked on their video projects to illustrate what constitutes good and bad video…

  19. Asynchronous sequential machine design and analysis

    Tinder, Richard


    Asynchronous Sequential Machine Design and Analysis provides a lucid, in-depth treatment of asynchronous state machine design and analysis presented in two parts: Part I on the background fundamentals related to asynchronous sequential logic circuits generally, and Part II on self-timed systems, high-performance asynchronous programmable sequencers, and arbiters.Part I provides a detailed review of the background fundamentals for the design and analysis of asynchronous finite state machines (FSMs). Included are the basic models, use of fully documented state diagrams, and the design and charac

  20. Preliminary exploration of fault diagnosis for rotor bar breaking of squirrel cage asynchronous motors based on coil detection%基于线圈探测的笼型异步电机转子断条故障诊断初探

    武玉才; 李永刚; 李和明; 许伯强


    笼型异步电机转子断条故障研究是目前国内外关注的热点之一,已经提出的诊断方法在进行故障特征提取时具有一定困难.分析了异步电机参数与导条电气特征间的关系,通过数值仿真得到断条前后转子电流分布规律,结合有限元工具Ansys分析了导条漏磁场在故障前后的变化.研究结果表明探测线圈输出的电压幅值与导条故障的严重程度之间存在对应关系,探测线圈法可以应用于笼型异步电动机转子断条故障的诊断.%Study on the fault diagnosis of rotor broken-bar of cage induction motor is one of the focus of attention worldwide. Diagnostic methods already proposed are difficult to extract the fault feature. The relationship among motor parameters and bar electrical features is analyzed in this paper, and the rotor current distributions before and after the bar breaking fault are obtained by numerical simulation. By combining with the finite element tool Ansys, the change of leakage magnetic field after fault is analyzed. The results show that the voltage amplitude sensed at the detection coil has close correlations with bar fault severity, and search coil method can be used to diagnose of asynchronous motor rotor bar breaking fault.

  1. Control algorithms for single inverter dual induction motor system applied to railway traction; Commande algorithmique d'un systeme mono-onduleur bimachine asynchrone destine a la traction ferroviaire

    Pena Eguiluz, R.


    The goal of this work concerns the modelling and the behaviour characterisation of a single inverter dual induction motor system applied to a railway traction bogie (BB36000) in order to concept its control. First part of this job is dedicated to the detailed description of overall system. The influence analysis of the internal perturbations (motor parameters variation) and, external perturbations (pantograph detachment, adherence loss, stick-slip) of the system have made considering the field oriented control applied to each motor of the bogie (classical traction structure). vi In a second part, a novel propulsion structure is proposed. It is composed by a single pulse-width modulated two level voltage source inverter. It supplies two parallel connected induction motors, which generate the transmitted traction force to the bogie wheels. The locomotive case represents the common load for the two motors. Several co-operative control strategies (CS) are studied. They are: the mean CS, the double mean CS, the master - slave switched CS and, the mean differential CS. In addition, an appropriated electric modes observer structure for these different controls has studied. These controls have validated applying the perturbations to the models using the solver SABER. This special approach is equivalent to quasi-experimentation, because the mechanical and the electrical system components have modelled using MAST language and, the sample control has created by a C code programme in the SABER environment. Third part is dedicated to the mechanical sensor suppression and, its adaptation in the cooperative control strategies. The partial speed reconstruction methods are: the fundamental frequency relation, the mechanical Kalman filter, the variable structure observer and the MRAS. Finally, the hardware system configuration of the experimental realisation is described. (author)

  2. Asynchronous control for networked systems

    Rubio, Francisco; Bencomo, Sebastián


    This book sheds light on networked control systems; it describes different techniques for asynchronous control, moving away from the periodic actions of classical control, replacing them with state-based decisions and reducing the frequency with which communication between subsystems is required. The text focuses specially on event-based control. Split into two parts, Asynchronous Control for Networked Systems begins by addressing the problems of single-loop networked control systems, laying out various solutions which include two alternative model-based control schemes (anticipatory and predictive) and the use of H2/H∞ robust control to deal with network delays and packet losses. Results on self-triggering and send-on-delta sampling are presented to reduce the need for feedback in the loop. In Part II, the authors present solutions for distributed estimation and control. They deal first with reliable networks and then extend their results to scenarios in which delays and packet losses may occur. The novel ...

  3. Asynchronous Anytime Sequential Monte Carlo

    Paige, Brooks; Wood, Frank; Doucet, Arnaud; Teh, Yee Whye


    We introduce a new sequential Monte Carlo algorithm we call the particle cascade. The particle cascade is an asynchronous, anytime alternative to traditional particle filtering algorithms. It uses no barrier synchronizations which leads to improved particle throughput and memory efficiency. It is an anytime algorithm in the sense that it can be run forever to emit an unbounded number of particles while keeping within a fixed memory budget. We prove that the particle cascade is an unbiased mar...

  4. Asynchronous MPI for the Masses

    Wittmann, Markus; Hager, Georg; Zeiser, Thomas; Wellein, Gerhard


    We present a simple library which equips MPI implementations with truly asynchronous non-blocking point-to-point operations, and which is independent of the underlying communication infrastructure. It utilizes the MPI profiling interface (PMPI) and the MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE thread compatibility level, and works with current versions of Intel MPI, Open MPI, MPICH2, MVAPICH2, Cray MPI, and IBM MPI. We show performance comparisons on a commodity InfiniBand cluster and two tier-1 systems in Germany...


    B. P. Dyakonov


    Full Text Available The author of the paper discourses on the prospects of education in the context of the global tendency towards informatization and virtualization of the modern world, influence of these processes on personalized senses of education and educational values and related problems of methodological and technological education in relation to the personalized meanings and educational values. Educational individualization is defined by the author as the most expected way of educational evolution. Distance learning is studied as the main example of the modern transformative educational model. Asynchronous education is explored and characterized as one of the distance learning examples. While defining what asynchronous distance learning is, the author explores its role in the specifics of forming a subject to subject educational approach, while forecasting difficulties in creating holistic asynchronous educational environment. Gamification techniques in the educational process are studied with their respective opportunities and threats, examples in grad and post grad professional studies are provided, including but not limited to foreign language studies. Addictiveness as the goal and means of a build in gamification process is explored as the way to bridge the gap between students and the educators. The author studies gamification in the context of minimizing negative connotations from the educational process, while controversies between pain and game approaches of getting knowledge are brought into light.

  6. Dynamic D-Q Axis Modeling Of Three-Phase Asynchronous Machine Using Matlab



    Abstract:This paper presents a dynamic d-q axis model of three- phase asynchronous motor in synchronously rotating frame. The systems of differential equations representing the dynamic state behaviours of the machine as developed are implemented in MATLAB/SIMULINK. The effects of the stepped sequence of mechanical loading on the motor output variables namely: three-phase stator currents (ia, ib and ic), electromechanical torque and rotor speed, d-q stator and rotor currents (iqs, ids, iqr and...

  7. Hitting Families of Schedules for Asynchronous Programs

    Chistikov, Dmitry; Majumdar, Rupak; Niksic, Filip


    Asynchronous programming is a ubiquitous idiom for concurrent programming, where sequential units of code, called events, are scheduled and run atomically by a scheduler. While running, an event can post additional events for future execution by the scheduler. Asynchronous programs can have subtle bugs due to the non-deterministic scheduling of events, and a lot of recent research has focused on systematic testing of these programs. Empirically, many bugs in asynchronous programs have small b...

  8. A method for designing asynchronous probabilistic processes

    Abbes, Samy


    We present a method for constructing asynchronous probabilistic processes. The asynchronous probabilistic processes thus obtained are called invariant. They generalize the familiar independent and identically distributed sequences of random variables to an asynchronous framework. Invariant processes are shown to be characterised by a finite family of real numbers, their characteristic numbers. Our method provides first a way to obtaining necessary and sufficient normalization conditions for a...

  9. Asynchronous Methods for Deep Reinforcement Learning

    Mnih, Volodymyr; Badia, Adrià Puigdomènech; Mirza, Mehdi; Graves, Alex; Lillicrap, Timothy P.; Harley, Tim; Silver, David; Kavukcuoglu, Koray


    We propose a conceptually simple and lightweight framework for deep reinforcement learning that uses asynchronous gradient descent for optimization of deep neural network controllers. We present asynchronous variants of four standard reinforcement learning algorithms and show that parallel actor-learners have a stabilizing effect on training allowing all four methods to successfully train neural network controllers. The best performing method, an asynchronous variant of actor-critic, surpasse...

  10. Asynchronous Discussions and Assessment in Online Learning

    Vonderwell, Selma; Liang, Xin; Alderman, Kay


    This case study explored asynchronous online discussions, assessment processes, and the meaning students derived from their experiences in five online graduate courses at the Colleges of Education of two Midwestern higher education institutions. The findings suggest that asynchronous online discussions facilitate a multidimensional process of…

  11. Asynchronous Parallelization of a CFD Solver

    Daniel S. Abdi


    Full Text Available A Navier-Stokes equations solver is parallelized to run on a cluster of computers using the domain decomposition method. Two approaches of communication and computation are investigated, namely, synchronous and asynchronous methods. Asynchronous communication between subdomains is not commonly used in CFD codes; however, it has a potential to alleviate scaling bottlenecks incurred due to processors having to wait for each other at designated synchronization points. A common way to avoid this idle time is to overlap asynchronous communication with computation. For this to work, however, there must be something useful and independent a processor can do while waiting for messages to arrive. We investigate an alternative approach of computation, namely, conducting asynchronous iterations to improve local subdomain solution while communication is in progress. An in-house CFD code is parallelized using message passing interface (MPI, and scalability tests are conducted that suggest asynchronous iterations are a viable way of parallelizing CFD code.

  12. Simulation of Indirect Vector Control System of the Asynchronous Motor%异步电动机间接矢量控制系统的仿真研究

    石瑶; 李宏胜


    The indirect vector control system of the AC motor with rotor flux open-loop has been widely used because of the simple structure and high control performance. The indirect oriented vector control system was established based on Matlab/simulink. Then it was a research if the changes of the rotor time constant had effect on the rotor flux oriented. The results showed that the real-time adjustment of the rotor time constant had an important role in the system control performance.%异步电动机的转子磁链开环间接矢量控制系统因其结构简单,控制性能高得到广泛的应用。利用Matlab/simulink仿真软件建立了间接定向的矢量控制系统,并根据模型探讨转子时间常数的变化对转子磁链定向的影响。结果表明,转子时间常数的实时调整对系统控制性能有重要作用。

  13. Abstracting Asynchronous Multi-Valued Networks

    J. Steggles


    Full Text Available Multi-valued networks (MVNs provide a simple yet expressive qualitative state based modelling approach for biological systems. In this paper we develop an abstraction theory for asynchronous MVNs that allows the state space of a model to be reduced while preserving key properties. The abstraction theory therefore provides a mechanism for coping with the state space explosion problem and supports the analysis and comparison of MVNs. We take as our starting point the abstraction theory for synchronous MVNs which uses the under- approximation approach of trace set inclusion. We show this definition of asynchronous abstraction allows the sound inference of analysis properties and preserves other interesting model properties. One problem that arises in the asynchronous case is that the trace set of an MVN can be infinite making a simple trace set inclusion check infeasible. To address this we develop a decision procedure for checking asynchronous abstractions based on using the finite state graph of an asynchronous MVN to reason about its trace semantics and formally show that this decision procedure is correct. We illustrate the abstraction techniques developed by considering two detailed case studies in which asynchronous abstractions are identified and validated for existing asynchronous MVN models taken from the literature.

  14. Simulation Study of Asynchronous Motor in Slip Frequency Control Base on Three-level%基于三电平异步电机转差频率矢量控制的仿真研究

    付光杰; 王圣慧; 陈舒; 王建任; 顾宝龙


    The direct rotor magnetic field oriented vector control system of Aysnchronous motor is very complex,and the flux feedback signal is not easy to obtain. So this article presents a three-level slip frequency control method with high control precision, control method is simple, high static and dynamic performance characteristics based on slip frequency control method, This method does not need complex coordinate transformation and flux detection. By application of MATLAB/Simulink software to build a simulation model, in the simulation a large number of parameters through the process of debugging and optimization of the ratio adjustment, this system can eliminate the steady-state error and the ability to quickly reduce the deviation. The simulation results show, the three-level inverter slip frequency control system has good control performance.%异步电动机的直接转子磁场定向矢量控制系统极其复杂,而且磁链反馈信号不易获取,鉴于此提出了一种 基于三电平转差频率控制的方法,该方法无需进行复杂的坐标变换和磁通检测,具有控制精度高、控制方法简单、较高的动静态性能等特点.应用MATLAB/Simulink软件搭建了系统的仿真模型,在仿真实验过程中通过大量的参数调试和配比的优化调节,本系统能够消除稳态误差并能够快速减小偏差.仿真结果证明了,三电平转差频率变频调速系统具有良好的控制性能.

  15. Burst-Mode Asynchronous Controllers on FPGA

    Duarte L. Oliveira


    Full Text Available FPGAs have been mainly used to design synchronous circuits. Asynchronous design on FPGAs is difficult because the resulting circuit may suffer from hazard problems. We propose a method that implements a popular class of asynchronous circuits, known as burst mode, on FPGAs based on look-up table architectures. We present two conditions that, if satisfied, guarantee essential hazard-free implementation on any LUT-based FPGA. By doing that, besides all the intrinsic advantages of asynchronous over synchronous circuits, they also take advantage of the shorter design time and lower cost associated with FPGA designs.

  16. Carrying Synchronous Voice Data On Asynchronous Networks

    Bergman, Larry A.


    Buffers restore synchronism for internal use and permit asynchronism in external transmission. Proposed asynchronous local-area digital communication network (LAN) carries synchronous voice, data, or video signals, or non-real-time asynchronous data signals. Network uses double buffering scheme that reestablishes phase and frequency references at each node in network. Concept demonstrated in token-ring network operating at 80 Mb/s, pending development of equipment operating at planned data rate of 200 Mb/s. Technique generic and used with any LAN as long as protocol offers deterministic (or bonded) access delays and sufficient capacity.

  17. Implementing LOTOS as asynchronously Communicating Processes

    Sjödin, Peter


    A technique is presented for translating LOTOS specifications into implementations executing as asynchronously communicating processes. This generation of implementations is described as transformations of LOTOS expressions. A protocol for implementing LOTOS synchronisation is described.

  18. Asynchronous Data Fusion With Parallel Filtering Frame

    Na Li; Junhui Liu


    This paper studies the design of data fusion algorithm for asynchronous system with integer times sampling. Firstly, the multisensor asynchronous samplings is mapped to the basic axis, accordingly a sampling sequence of single sensor can be taken. Secondly, aiming at the sensor with the densest sampling points, the modified parallel filtering is given. Afterwards, the sequential filtering fusion method is introduced to deal with the case that there are multiple mapped measurements at some sam...

  19. Asynchronous communication in real space process algebra

    Baeten, JCM Jos; Bergstra, JA Jan


    A version of classical real space process algebra is given in which messages travel with constant speed through a three-dimensional medium. It follows that communication is asynchronous and has a broadcasting character. A state operator is used to describe asynchronous message transfer and a priority mechanism allows to express the broadcasting mechanism. As an application, a protocol is specified in which the receiver moves with respect to the sender.

  20. Performance Analysis of Asynchronous Multicarrier Wireless Networks

    Lin, Xingqin; Jiang, Libin; Andrews, Jeffrey G.


    This paper develops a novel analytical framework for asynchronous wireless networks deploying multicarrier transmission. Nodes in the network have different notions of timing, so from the viewpoint of a typical receiver, the received signals from different transmitters are asynchronous, leading to a loss of orthogonality between subcarriers. We first develop a detailed link-level analysis based on OFDM, based on which we propose a tractable system-level signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio...

  1. Performance Analysis of Induction Motor of Electric Vehicle Using Vector control

    Liu ping


    According to the principle of Vector controlused in an asyn- chronous motor,a simulation model of the asynchronous motor in elec-tric vehicle and Vectorcontrolsystem was established with Matlab/Simu-link software. Simulation analysis of the asynchronous motor driving an electric vehicle was performedunder the classic mode of EV , and the simulation results show the modeland control scheme has better stable and dynamic performance,whichcanbe a good candidate for electric ve- hicle propulsion system

  2. The bond-graph design of a motor used for electrical traction

    Adriana Grava


    Full Text Available In this paper the asynchronous motorwith cage, used for electrical traction is studied andanalyzed. For this motor we realized the associatedbond-graph, we pointed out the equations thatdescribe this motor, and we analyzed the electricaland mechanical features of this motor, by using thesimulation program 20 SIM, in order to improve theperformances of this motor even from the early stageof design.

  3. Asynchronous Complex Pipeline Design Based on ARM Instruction Set

    WANG Bing; WANG Qin; PENG Rui-hua; FU Yu-zhuo


    This paper proposes an asynchronous complex pipeline based on ARM-V3 instruction set. Muller pipeline structure is used as prototype, and the factors which may affect pipeline performance are analyzed. To balance the difficulty of asynchronous design and performance analysis, both complete asynchronous and partial asynchronous structures aere designed and compared. Results of comparison with the well-Rnown industrial product ARM922T verify that about 30% and 40% performance improvement of the partial and complete asynchronous complex pipelines can be obtained respectively. The design methodologies can also be used in the design of other asynchronous pipelines.

  4. Soft Switched Space Vector PWM Control Of Asynchronous Motor

    Burak Akin; M. Hadi Sarul


    In this study, the parallel-resonance DC link inverter (PRDCLI) topology is chosen and detailed simulation analysis of that circuit is given. It is observed that all the semiconductors in the circuit turn on and turn off under approximately zero voltage switching (ZVS) or zero current switching (ZCS) and no additional voltage stress occurred on the main switch. The proposed soft switched inverter system has % 95.3 total efficiency with space vector PWM control.

  5. Asynchronous decentralized method for interconnected electricity markets

    This paper presents an asynchronous decentralized method to solve the optimization problem of interconnected electricity markets. The proposed method decomposes the optimization problem of combined electricity markets into individual optimization problems. The impact of neighboring markets' information is included in the objective function of the individual market optimization problem by the standard Lagrangian relaxation method. Most decentralized optimization methods use synchronous models of communication to exchange updated market information among markets during the iterative process. In this paper, however, the solutions of the individual optimization problems are coordinated through an asynchronous communication model until they converge to the global optimal solution of combined markets. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed asynchronous method over the existing synchronous methods. (author)

  6. Electric motors and drives. Pt. 27. AC motors. Pt. 1; Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe. T. 27. Drehfeldmaschinen. T. 1

    Baral, Andreas [FHWT - Private Fachhochschule fuer Wirtschaft und Technik, Oldenburg (Germany). Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebstechnik


    AC motors like, for example, asynchronous and synchronous motors have an important role in propulsion technology. They are based on the principle of a rotary magnetic field resulting from the motor geometry and from a multiphase (usually three-phase) voltage system. The rotational frequency of the field and thus the rotary speed of the motors are directly dependent on the frequency of the feeding voltage system. (orig.)

  7. Acceptability of an Asynchronous Learning Forum on Mobile Devices

    Chang, Chih-Kai


    Mobile learning has recently become noteworthy because mobile devices have become popular. To construct an asynchronous learning forum on mobile devices is important because an asynchronous learning forum is always an essential part of networked asynchronous distance learning. However, the input interface in handheld learning devices, which is…

  8. The non-anticipation of the asynchronous systems

    Vlad, Serban E.


    The asynchronous systems are the models of the asynchronous circuits from the digital electrical engineering and non-anticipation is one of the most important properties in systems theory. Our present purpose is to introduce several concepts of non-anticipation of the asynchronous systems.

  9. Asynchronous Rumor Spreading on Random Graphs

    Panagiotou, Konstantinos


    We perform a thorough study of various characteristics of the asynchronous push-pull protocol for spreading a rumor on Erd\\H{o}s-R\\'enyi random graphs $G_{n,p}$, for any $p>c\\ln(n)/n$ with $c>1$. In particular, we provide a simple strategy for analyzing the asynchronous push-pull protocol on arbitrary graph topologies and apply this strategy to $G_{n,p}$. We prove tight bounds of logarithmic order for the total time that is needed until the information has spread to all nodes. Surprisingly, the time required by the asynchronous push-pull protocol is asymptotically almost unaffected by the average degree of the graph. Similarly tight bounds for Erd\\H{o}s-R\\'enyi random graphs have previously only been obtained for the synchronous push protocol, where it has been observed that the total running time increases significantly for sparse random graphs. Finally, we quantify the robustness of the protocol with respect to transmission and node failures. Our analysis suggests that the asynchronous protocols are particu...

  10. Increasing Student Engagement Using Asynchronous Learning

    Northey, Gavin; Bucic, Tania; Chylinski, Mathew; Govind, Rahul


    Student engagement is an ongoing concern for educators because of its positive association with deep learning and educational outcomes. This article tests the use of a social networking site (Facebook) as a tool to facilitate asynchronous learning opportunities that complement face-to-face interactions and thereby enable a stronger learning…

  11. Duration of asynchronous operations in distributed systems

    Makhaniok, Mikhail; Männer, Reinhard


    A distributed asynchronous system is investigated. Its processing elements execute common operations concurrently and distributively. They are implemented as combinatorial circuits and exchange data via open collector bus lines. A method is presented to identify and to minimize the duration of an operation and therefore to increase the performance of the system. No hardware modifications are required.

  12. CCS, locations and asynchronous transition systems

    Mukund, Madhavan; Nielsen, Mogens

    system for CCS by introducing labels on the transitions with information about the locations of events. We then show that the resulting transition system is an asynchronous transition system which has the additional property of being elementary, which means that it can also be represented by a 1-safe net...

  13. Disc Motor: Conventional and Superconductor Simulated Results Analysis

    Inácio, David; Martins, João; Neves, Mário Ventim; Álvarez, Alfredo; Rodrigues, Amadeu Leão

    Taking into consideration the development and integration of electrical machines with lower dimensions and higher performance, this paper presents the design and development of a three-phase axial flux disc motor, with 50 Hz frequency supply. It is made with two conventional semi-stators and a rotor, which can be implemented with a conventional aluminum disc or a high temperature-superconducting disc. The analysis of the motor characteristics is done with a 2D commercial finite elements package, being the modeling performed as a linear motor. The obtained results allow concluding that the superconductor motor provides a higher force than the conventional one. The conventional disc motor presents an asynchronous behavior, like a conventional induction motor, while the superconductor motor presents both synchronous and asynchronous behaviors.

  14. Existence test for asynchronous interval iterations

    Madsen, Kaj; Caprani, O.; Stauning, Ole


    In the search for regions that contain fixed points ofa real function of several variables, tests based on interval calculationscan be used to establish existence ornon-existence of fixed points in regions that are examined in the course ofthe search. The search can e.g. be performed as a...... synchronous (sequential) interval iteration:In each iteration step all components of the iterate are calculatedbased on the previous iterate. In this case it is straight forward to base simple interval existence and non-existencetests on the calculations done in each step of the iteration. The search can also...... be performed as an asynchronous (parallel) iteration: Only a few components are changed in each stepand this calculation is in general based on components from differentprevious iterates. For the asynchronous iteration it turns out thatsimple tests of existence and non-existence can be based on...

  15. Computing by Temporal Order: Asynchronous Cellular Automata

    Michael Vielhaber


    Full Text Available Our concern is the behaviour of the elementary cellular automata with state set 0,1 over the cell set Z/nZ (one-dimensional finite wrap-around case, under all possible update rules (asynchronicity. Over the torus Z/nZ (n<= 11,we will see that the ECA with Wolfram rule 57 maps any v in F_2^n to any w in F_2^n, varying the update rule. We furthermore show that all even (element of the alternating group bijective functions on the set F_2^n = 0,...,2^n-1, can be computed by ECA57, by iterating it a sufficient number of times with varying update rules, at least for n <= 10. We characterize the non-bijective functions computable by asynchronous rules.

  16. Inhibition Controls Asynchronous States of Neuronal Networks

    Treviño, Mario


    Computations in cortical circuits require action potentials from excitatory and inhibitory neurons. In this mini-review, I first provide a quick overview of findings that indicate that GABAergic neurons play a fundamental role in coordinating spikes and generating synchronized network activity. Next, I argue that these observations helped popularize the notion that network oscillations require a high degree of spike correlations among interneurons which, in turn, produce synchronous inhibition of the local microcircuit. The aim of this text is to discuss some recent experimental and computational findings that support a complementary view: one in which interneurons participate actively in producing asynchronous states in cortical networks. This requires a proper mixture of shared excitation and inhibition leading to asynchronous activity between neighboring cells. Such contribution from interneurons would be extremely important because it would tend to reduce the spike correlation between neighboring pyramidal cells, a drop in redundancy that could enhance the information-processing capacity of neural networks. PMID:27274721

  17. Asynchronous Nano-Electronics: Preliminary Investigation

    Martin, Alain J.; Prakash, Piyush


    This paper is a preliminary investigation in implementing asynchronous QDI logic in molecular nano-electronics, taking into account the restricted geometry, the lack of control on transistor strengths, the high timing variations. We show that the main building blocks of QDI logic can be successfully implemented; we illustrate the approach with the layout of an adder stage. The proposed techniques to improve the reliability of QDI apply to nano-CMOS as well.

  18. Rapid, generalized adaptation to asynchronous audiovisual speech

    Van der Burg, Erik; Goodbourn, Patrick T.


    The brain is adaptive. The speed of propagation through air, and of low-level sensory processing, differs markedly between auditory and visual stimuli; yet the brain can adapt to compensate for the resulting cross-modal delays. Studies investigating temporal recalibration to audiovisual speech have used prolonged adaptation procedures, suggesting that adaptation is sluggish. Here, we show that adaptation to asynchronous audiovisual speech occurs rapidly. Participants viewed a brief clip of an...

  19. Accurate estimator of correlations between asynchronous signals

    Toth, Bence; Kertesz, Janos


    The estimation of the correlation between time series is often hampered by the asynchronicity of the signals. Cumulating data within a time window suppresses this source of noise but weakens the statistics. We present a method to estimate correlations without applying long time windows. We decompose the correlations of data cumulated over a long window using decay of lagged correlations as calculated from short window data. This increases the accuracy of the estimated correlation significantl...

  20. Quantitative phase microscopy with asynchronous digital holography

    Chalut, Kevin J.; Brown, William J.; Wax, Adam


    We demonstrate a new method of measuring quantitative phase in imaging of biological materials. This method, asynchronous digital holography, employs knowledge of a moving fringe created by acousto-optic modulators to execute phase-shifting interferometry using two near-simultaneous interferograms. The method can be used to obtain quantitative phase images of dynamic biological samples on millisecond time scales. We present results on a standard sample, and on live cell samples.

  1. Blending Online Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

    Lisa C. Yamagata-Lynch


    Full Text Available In this article I will share a qualitative self-study about a 15-week blended 100% online graduate level course facilitated through synchronous meetings on Blackboard Collaborate and asynchronous discussions on Blackboard. I taught the course at the University of Tennessee (UT during the spring 2012 semester and the course topic was online learning environments. The primary research question of this study was: How can the designer/instructor optimize learning experiences for students who are studying about online learning environments in a blended online course relying on both synchronous and asynchronous technologies? I relied on student reflections of course activities during the beginning, middle, and the end of the semester as the primary data source to obtain their insights regarding course experiences. Through the experiences involved in designing and teaching the course and engaging in this study I found that there is room in the instructional technology research community to address strategies for facilitating online synchronous learning that complement asynchronous learning. Synchronous online whole class meetings and well-structured small group meetings can help students feel a stronger sense of connection to their peers and instructor and stay engaged with course activities. In order to provide meaningful learning spaces in synchronous learning environments, the instructor/designer needs to balance the tension between embracing the flexibility that the online space affords to users and designing deliberate structures that will help them take advantage of the flexible space.

  2. Enabling techniques for asynchronous coherent OCDMA

    Wang, Xu; Wada, Naoya; Kitayama, Ken-ichi


    The coherent OCDMA system could suffer from severe multiple access interference (MAI) and beat noise, which limit the maximum number of active users that can be supported in a network. One effective method to reduce the beat noise as well as the MAI noise is to lower the interference level by adopting ultra-long optical code. Applying optical thresholding technique is also crucial to enable data-rate detection for achieving a practical OCDMA system. In this paper, we review the recent progress in the key enabling techniques for asynchronous coherent OCDMA: the novel encoder/decoders including spatial lightwave phase modulator, micro-ring resonator for spectral phase coding and superstructured FBG (SSFBG) and AWG type encode/decoder for time-spreading coding; optical thresholding techniques with PPLN and nonlinearity in fiber. The FEC has also been applied in OCDMA system recently. With 511-chip SSFBG and SC-based optical thresholder, 10-user, truly-asynchronous gigabit OCDMA transmission has been successfully achieved. Most recently, a record throughput 12×10.71 Gbps truly-asynchronous OCDMA has been demonstrated by using the 16×16 ports AWG-type encoder/decoder and FEC transmit ITU-T G.709 OTN frames.

  3. Prototype energy-saving motor; Prototyp Energiesparmotor

    Weingartner, J. [Baechli AG, Kriens-Obernau (Switzerland); Lindegger, M. [Circle Motor AG, Guemligen (Switzerland)


    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of investigations made on the development of an energy-efficient electric motor. The aim of the prototype 'Eco-Motor' project was the development of a winding technique and the optimisation of the design of the stator. Various winding techniques (toroid winding, core winding, coil winding) were examined and used in the realisation of prototype 'Eco-Motors' for a nominal voltage of 230 V a.c. The designs were evaluated in both a simulation (FEMM) and as well as in the test facilities at the College of Engineering and Architecture in Lucerne, Switzerland. The measured data of the 'Eco-Motor' were then compared with a standard asynchronous motor. The 'Eco-Motor' with a toroid winding had the best efficiency. At low loads, all 'Eco-Motor' prototypes have a higher efficiency than asynchronous motors. On the other hand, none of the 'Eco-Motors' have yet reached the nominal power of 250 W. The developers state, however, that with a few adjustments this should pose no problems.

  4. Asynchronous detection of kinesthetic attention during mobilization of lower limbs using EEG measurements

    Melinscak, Filip; Montesano, Luis; Minguez, Javier


    Objective. Attention is known to modulate the plasticity of the motor cortex, and plasticity is crucial for recovery in motor rehabilitation. This study addresses the possibility of using an EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) to detect kinesthetic attention to movement. Approach. A novel experiment emulating physical rehabilitation was designed to study kinesthetic attention. The protocol involved continuous mobilization of lower limbs during which participants reported levels of attention to movement—from focused kinesthetic attention to mind wandering. For this protocol an asynchronous BCI detector of kinesthetic attention and deliberate mind wandering was designed. Main results. EEG analysis showed significant differences in theta, alpha, and beta bands, related to the attentional state. These changes were further pinpointed to bands relative to the frequency of the individual alpha peak. The accuracy of the designed BCI ranged between 60.8% and 68.4% (significantly above chance level), depending on the used analysis window length, i.e. acceptable detection delay. Significance. This study shows it is possible to use self-reporting to study attention-related changes in EEG during continuous mobilization. Such a protocol is used to develop an asynchronous BCI detector of kinesthetic attention, with potential applications to motor rehabilitation.


    CALISKAN, ABUZER; Orhan, Ahmet


    In this study self control of synchronous motor fed by matrix converter was examined by developing a Matlab/simulink model. Self control of synchronous motor was performed by fixing frequency of stator voltage to rotor speed. Thus, the probable danger of asynchronism of the motor during transient operation in open loop control is removed. In the developed model, simplified Venturini modulation algorithm was used. This algorithm provides unity fundamental displacement factor at the input regar...

  6. Doubly-fed asynchronous machine with 3-level VSI for variable speed pump storage

    Sapin, A.; Hodder, A.; Simond, J.J. [Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Electromechanics and Electrical Machines Laboratory, Lausanne (Switzerland); Schafer, D. [Alstom Power Generation Ltd, Birr (Switzerland)


    This paper deals with a fixed-frequency variable-speed motor/generator with 3-level VSI (Voltage Source Inverter) cascade. The 3-level VSI is applied to a DASM (Doubly-fed ASynchronous Machine) for large pump storage plants. The extension to 3 levels is the original part of this paper. The whole system behavior has been simulated using the 'SIMSEN' simulation software. This paper focuses on the simulation results and also on the comparison with the 12-pulse cycloconverter topology. (orig.)

  7. Designing asynchronous circuits using NULL convention logic (NCL)

    Smith, Scott


    Designing Asynchronous Circuits using NULL Convention Logic (NCL) begins with an introduction to asynchronous (clockless) logic in general, and then focuses on delay-insensitive asynchronous logic design using the NCL paradigm. The book details design of input-complete and observable dual-rail and quad-rail combinational circuits, and then discusses implementation of sequential circuits, which require datapath feedback. Next, throughput optimization techniques are presented, including pipelining, embedding registration, early completion, and NULL cycle reduction. Subsequently, low-power design


    А.М. Galynovskiy


    Full Text Available The comparative analysis of direct frequency converters with artificial and natural- switching term of the cyclical control algorithm is presented; the recommendations for their using in brushless asynchronized machines with three-phase winding are developed. Converters with a limited number of full-controlled valves have large losses in safety circuits of gates, they can be used in system of automatic excitation control. The best quality of voltage and current load are provided by converters with natural commutation using modulated input voltage, the combined potential compounds windings supply and the combined method of thyristor controlling. When the load is divided into two three-phase groups, an even number of phases of the power supply for single phase of the load are applied the bridge converter circuit. Regulation of the load current is carried out by the excitation current of field exciters and by the control angle of thyristor. Converters can be used in high-power asynchronized motors and generators. In asynchronized compensators it is possible to use diode-thyristor converters without transmitting the control signals to the rotating part. The frequency converters without modulation of input voltage have the smallest increase in rated capacity of power supply. However, they have a low quality form of the output voltage at high power factor of load.

  9. Designing Asynchronous Circuits for Low Power: An IFIR Filter

    Nielsen, Lars Skovby; Sparsø, Jens


    This paper addresses the design of asynchronous circuits for low power through an example: a filter bank for a digital hearing aid. The asynchronous design re-implements an existing synchronous circuit which is used in a commercial product. For comparison, both designs have been fabricated in the...... by numerically small samples). Apart from the improved RAM design, these measures are only viable in an asynchronous design. The principles and techniques explained in this paper are of a general nature, and they apply to the design of asynchronous low-power digital signal-processing circuits in a...

  10. EPOS for Coordination of Asynchronous Sensor Webs Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Develop, integrate, and deploy software-based tools to coordinate asynchronous, distributed missions and optimize observation planning spanning simultaneous...

  11. Localized radio frequency communication using asynchronous transfer mode protocol

    Witzke, Edward L.; Robertson, Perry J.; Pierson, Lyndon G.


    A localized wireless communication system for communication between a plurality of circuit boards, and between electronic components on the circuit boards. Transceivers are located on each circuit board and electronic component. The transceivers communicate with one another over spread spectrum radio frequencies. An asynchronous transfer mode protocol controls communication flow with asynchronous transfer mode switches located on the circuit boards.

  12. Integrating Asynchronous Digital Design Into the Computer Engineering Curriculum

    Smith, S. C.; Al-Assadi, W. K.; Di, J.


    As demand increases for circuits with higher performance, higher complexity, and decreased feature size, asynchronous (clockless) paradigms will become more widely used in the semiconductor industry, as evidenced by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors' (ITRS) prediction of a likely shift from synchronous to asynchronous design…

  13. Asynchronous Learning Sources in a High-Tech Organization

    Bouhnik, Dan; Giat, Yahel; Sanderovitch, Yafit


    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to characterize learning from asynchronous sources among research and development (R&D) personnel. It aims to examine four aspects of asynchronous source learning: employee preferences regarding self-learning; extent of source usage; employee satisfaction with these sources and the effect of the sources on the…

  14. Teaching Presence and Communication Timeliness in Asynchronous Online Courses

    Skramstad, Erik; Schlosser, Charles; Orellana, Anymir


    This study examined student perceptions of teaching presence and communication timeliness in asynchronous online courses. Garrison, Anderson, and Archer's (2000) community of inquiry model provided the framework for the survey research methodology used. Participants were 59 student volunteers taking 1 or more asynchronous online graduate courses.…

  15. Selective particle capture by asynchronously beating cilia

    Ding, Yang; Kanso, Eva


    Selective particle filtration is fundamental in many engineering and biological systems. For example, many aquatic microorganisms use filter feeding to capture food particles from the surrounding fluid, using motile cilia. One of the capture strategies is to use the same cilia to generate feeding currents and to intercept particles when the particles are on the downstream side of the cilia. Here, we develop a 3D computational model of ciliary bands interacting with flow suspended particles and calculate particle trajectories for a range of particle sizes. Consistent with experimental observations, we find optimal particle sizes that maximize capture rate. The optimal size depends nonlinearly on cilia spacing and cilia coordination, synchronous vs. asynchronous. These parameters affect the cilia-generated flow field, which in turn affects particle trajectories. The low capture rate of smaller particles is due to the particles' inability to cross the flow streamlines of neighboring cilia. Meanwhile, large particles have difficulty entering the sub-ciliary region once advected downstream, also resulting in low capture rates. The optimal range of particle sizes is enhanced when cilia beat asynchronously. These findings have potentially important implications on the design and use of biomimetic cilia in processes such as particle sorting in microfluidic devices.

  16. Commande optimale à flux libre des machines asynchrones

    Biedinger, J. M.; Poullain, S.; Yvon, J. P.


    The subject of this paper is the optimal control with unconstrained flux of an induction motor being considered as a distributed parameter system described by a nonlinear diffusion equation. This approach allows to describe the electrodynamic state of the motor by taking into account, in a natural way, the influence of saturation and eddy-currents, as well as the nonlinearities due to the variable flux operation. Equations are approximated via a finite element formulation which leads to a finite dimensional dynamical system to which the techniques of optimal control may be applied. The generality of the methodology allows to treat various criteria. The objective aimed in this paper is to force the motor torque to follow a given input, especially under initially demagnetized conditions and with, naturally, constraints on the currents. For this purpose the criterion will be chosen as a norm of the difference between the electromagnetic torque and a given reference torque. Numerical simulations are presented for the case of a squirrel-cage rotor and for a solid iron rotor. Results are compared with those deduced from strategies based on lumped-parameter models. Torque responses obtained with field-oriented control method adapted to the case of flux-variable operation are also presented. Finally a modification of the criterion is proposed for identifying the command which allows to obtain the larger torque during transient states. Dans cet article on traite le problème du contrôle optimal à flux libre d'un moteur asynchrone considéré comme un système à paramètres répartis gouverné par une équation de diffusion non linéaire. Cette approche permet de décrire l'état électrodynamique de la machine en prenant naturellement en compte les effets de la saturation et des courants induits, ainsi que les non-linéarités liées au fonctionnement à flux variable. La formulation éléments finis est utilisée pour traduire le problème continu sous la forme d

  17. Asynchronous Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms for Constrained Optimizations


    Recently Guo Tao proposed a stochastic search algorithm in his PhD thesis for solving function op-timization problems. He combined the subspace search method (a general multi-parent recombination strategy) with the population hill-climbing method. The former keeps a global search for overall situation,and the latter keeps the convergence of the algorithm. Guo's algorithm has many advantages ,such as the sim-plicity of its structure ,the higher accuracy of its results, the wide range of its applications ,and the robustness of its use. In this paper a preliminary theoretical analysis of the algorithm is given and some numerical experiments has been done by using Guo's algorithm for demonstrating the theoretical results. Three asynchronous paral-lel evolutionary algorithms with different granularities for MIMD machines are designed by parallelizing Guo's Algorithm.

  18. Fault tolerant vector control of induction motor drive

    Odnokopylov, G.; Bragin, A.


    For electric composed of technical objects hazardous industries, such as nuclear, military, chemical, etc. an urgent task is to increase their resiliency and survivability. The construction principle of vector control system fault-tolerant asynchronous electric. Displaying recovery efficiency three-phase induction motor drive in emergency mode using two-phase vector control system. The process of formation of a simulation model of the asynchronous electric unbalance in emergency mode. When modeling used coordinate transformation, providing emergency operation electric unbalance work. The results of modeling transient phase loss motor stator. During a power failure phase induction motor cannot save circular rotating field in the air gap of the motor and ensure the restoration of its efficiency at rated torque and speed.

  19. Stand-Alone and Hybrid Positioning Using Asynchronous Pseudolites

    Ciro Gioia


    Full Text Available global navigation satellite system (GNSS receivers are usually unable to achieve satisfactory performance in difficult environments, such as open-pit mines, urban canyons and indoors. Pseudolites have the potential to extend GNSS usage and significantly improve receiver performance in such environments by providing additional navigation signals. This also applies to asynchronous pseudolite systems, where different pseudolites operate in an independent way. Asynchronous pseudolite systems require, however, dedicated strategies in order to properly integrate GNSS and pseudolite measurements. In this paper, several asynchronous pseudolite/GNSS integration strategies are considered: loosely- and tightly-coupled approaches are developed and combined with pseudolite proximity and receiver signal strength (RSS-based positioning. The performance of the approaches proposed has been tested in different scenarios, including static and kinematic conditions. The tests performed demonstrate that the methods developed are effective techniques for integrating heterogeneous measurements from different sources, such as asynchronous pseudolites and GNSS.

  20. TCDQ-TCT retraction and losses during asynchronous beam dump

    Bracco, Chiara; Quaranta, Elena; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department


    The protection provided by the TCDQs in case of asynchronous beam dump depends strongly on their correct setup. They have to respect the strict hierarchy of the full collimation system and shield the tertiary collimators in the experimental regions. This MD aimed at performing asynchronous beam dump tests with different configurations, in order to assess the minimum allowed retraction between TCTs and TCDQs and, as a consequence, on the The protection provided by the TCDQs in case of asynchronous beam dump depends strongly on their correct setup. They have to respect the strict hierarchy of the full collimation system and shield the tertiary collimators in the experimental regions. This MD aimed at performing asynchronous beam dump tests with different configurations, in order to assess the minimum allowed retraction between TCTs and TCDQs and, as a consequence, on the β* reach.

  1. A Comparison of Distance Education Competencies Delivered Synchronously and Asynchronously.

    Dooley, Kim E.; Lindner, James R.; Richards, Lance J.


    Comparison of agriculture courses delivered synchronously via interactive television (20 students) and asynchronously via the Web (22 students) showed similar achievement of core distance education competencies: adult learning, technology knowledge, instructional design, communication skills, graphic design, administration) regardless of delivery…

  2. Solving SAT and Hamiltonian Cycle Problem Using Asynchronous P Systems

    Tagawa, Hirofumi; Fujiwara, Akihiro

    In the present paper, we consider fully asynchronous parallelism in membrane computing, and propose two asynchronous P systems for the satisfiability (SAT) and Hamiltonian cycle problem. We first propose an asynchronous P system that solves SAT with n variables and m clauses, and show that the proposed P system computes SAT in O(mn2n) sequential steps or O(mn) parallel steps using O(mn) kinds of objects. We next propose an asynchronous P system that solves the Hamiltonian cycle problem with n nodes, and show that the proposed P system computes the problem in O(n!) sequential steps or O(n2) parallel steps using O(n2) kinds of objects.

  3. Asynchronous FSK wireless data traffic interface circuit design

    This article gives a practical interface circuit, which is able to conduct asynchronous wireless data communication through data transfer broadcasting station. And the circuit's design as well as its applications are introduced. (authors)

  4. Dynamic interactions between asynchronous grids interconnected through an MTDC system

    Endegnanew, Atsede Gualu; Beerten, Jef; Uhlen, Kjetil


    The large-scale integration of renewable energy sources in the power system, combined with the need for an increased transmission capacity has led to a growing interest in multi-terminal high voltage dc (MTDC) grids. In the future, these grids will be integrated with different existing asynchronous ac grids, eventually resulting in hybrid AC/DC power systems. This paper investigates interactions between asynchronous ac grids in a hybrid AC/DC power system. In the study, a symmetrical monopola...

  5. Tidal Flows in asynchronous binaries: The beta-factor

    Koenigsberger, Gloria


    We discuss the potential role that tidal flows in asynchronous binary stars may play in transporting chemically enriched material from deep layers towards the surface and the corresponding observational consequences of these processes. We suggest that the time-dependent velocity field induced by asynchronous rotation may contribute significantly to the mixing, thus providing a channel for the formation of chemically enriched slowly rotating massive stars.

  6. Ternary Tree Asynchronous Interconnect Network for GALS' SOC

    Vivek E. Khetade


    Full Text Available Interconnect fabric requires easy integration of computational block operating with unrelated clocks.Thispaper presents asynchronous interconnect with ternary tree asynchronous network for GloballyAsynchronous Locally Synchronous (GALS system-on-chip (SOC. Here architecture is proposed forinterconnection with ternary tree asynchronous network where ratio of number NOC design unit andnumber of router is 4:1,6:2, 8:3,10:4 etc .It is scalable for any number of NOC design unit. It offersaneasy integration of different clock domain with lowcommunication overhead .NOC design unit for GALS‘SOC is formulated by wrapping synchronous module with input port along with input port controller,output port along with output port controller and local clock generator. It creates the interface betweensynchronous to asynchronous and asynchronous to synchronous. For this purpose four port asynchronousrouters is designed with routing element and outputarbitration and buffering with micro-pipeline. Thisinterconnect fabric minimizes silicon area, minimize Latency and maximize throughput. Here functionalmodel is made for TTAN and application MPEG4 is mapped on the Network .Desired traffic pattern isgenerated and performance of the network is evaluated. Significant improvement in the networkperformance parameter has been observed.

  7. Asynchronous event-based hebbian epipolar geometry.

    Benosman, Ryad; Ieng, Sio-Hoï; Rogister, Paul; Posch, Christoph


    Epipolar geometry, the cornerstone of perspective stereo vision, has been studied extensively since the advent of computer vision. Establishing such a geometric constraint is of primary importance, as it allows the recovery of the 3-D structure of scenes. Estimating the epipolar constraints of nonperspective stereo is difficult, they can no longer be defined because of the complexity of the sensor geometry. This paper will show that these limitations are, to some extent, a consequence of the static image frames commonly used in vision. The conventional frame-based approach suffers from a lack of the dynamics present in natural scenes. We introduce the use of neuromorphic event-based--rather than frame-based--vision sensors for perspective stereo vision. This type of sensor uses the dimension of time as the main conveyor of information. In this paper, we present a model for asynchronous event-based vision, which is then used to derive a general new concept of epipolar geometry linked to the temporal activation of pixels. Practical experiments demonstrate the validity of the approach, solving the problem of estimating the fundamental matrix applied, in a first stage, to classic perspective vision and then to more general cameras. Furthermore, this paper shows that the properties of event-based vision sensors allow the exploration of not-yet-defined geometric relationships, finally, we provide a definition of general epipolar geometry deployable to almost any visual sensor. PMID:21954205

  8. Rapid, generalized adaptation to asynchronous audiovisual speech.

    Van der Burg, Erik; Goodbourn, Patrick T


    The brain is adaptive. The speed of propagation through air, and of low-level sensory processing, differs markedly between auditory and visual stimuli; yet the brain can adapt to compensate for the resulting cross-modal delays. Studies investigating temporal recalibration to audiovisual speech have used prolonged adaptation procedures, suggesting that adaptation is sluggish. Here, we show that adaptation to asynchronous audiovisual speech occurs rapidly. Participants viewed a brief clip of an actor pronouncing a single syllable. The voice was either advanced or delayed relative to the corresponding lip movements, and participants were asked to make a synchrony judgement. Although we did not use an explicit adaptation procedure, we demonstrate rapid recalibration based on a single audiovisual event. We find that the point of subjective simultaneity on each trial is highly contingent upon the modality order of the preceding trial. We find compelling evidence that rapid recalibration generalizes across different stimuli, and different actors. Finally, we demonstrate that rapid recalibration occurs even when auditory and visual events clearly belong to different actors. These results suggest that rapid temporal recalibration to audiovisual speech is primarily mediated by basic temporal factors, rather than higher-order factors such as perceived simultaneity and source identity. PMID:25716790

  9. Managing Asynchronous Data in ATLAS's Concurrent Framework

    Baines, John; The ATLAS collaboration


    In order to be able to make effective use of emerging hardware, where the amount of memory available to any CPU is rapidly decreasing as the core count continues to rise, ATLAS has begun a migration to a concurrent, multi-threaded software framework, known as AthenaMT. Significant progress has been made in implementing AthenaMT - we can currently run realistic Geant4 simulations on massively concurrent machines. the migration of realistic prototypes of reconstruction workflows is more difficult, given the large amounts of legacy code and the complexity and challenges of reconstruction software. These types of workflows, however, are the types that will most benefit from the memory reduction features of a multi-threaded framework. One of the challenges that we will report on in this paper is the re-design and implementation of several key asynchronous technologies whose behaviour is radically different in a concurrent environment than in a serial one, namely the management of Conditions data and the Detector D...

  10. Multiple-input single-output closed-loop isometric force control using asynchronous intrafascicular multi-electrode stimulation.

    Frankel, Mitchell A; Dowden, Brett R; Mathews, V John; Normann, Richard A; Clark, Gregory A; Meek, Sanford G


    Although asynchronous intrafascicular multi-electrode stimulation (IFMS) can evoke fatigue-resistant muscle force, a priori determination of the necessary stimulation parameters for precise force production is not possible. This paper presents a proportionally-modulated, multiple-input single-output (MISO) controller that was designed and experimentally validated for real-time, closed-loop force-feedback control of asynchronous IFMS. Experiments were conducted on anesthetized felines with a Utah Slanted Electrode Array implanted in the sciatic nerve, either acutely or chronically ( n = 1 for each). Isometric forces were evoked in plantar-flexor muscles, and target forces consisted of up to 7 min of step, sinusoidal, and more complex time-varying trajectories. The controller was successful in evoking steps in force with time-to-peak of less than 0.45 s, steady-state ripple of less than 7% of the mean steady-state force, and near-zero steady-state error even in the presence of muscle fatigue, but with transient overshoot of near 20%. The controller was also successful in evoking target sinusoidal and complex time-varying force trajectories with amplitude error of less than 0.5 N and time delay of approximately 300 ms. This MISO control strategy can potentially be used to develop closed-loop asynchronous IFMS controllers for a wide variety of multi-electrode stimulation applications to restore lost motor function. PMID:21385670

  11. Effect of asynchronous updating on the stability of cellular automata

    Highlights: ► An upper bound on the Lyapunov exponent of asynchronously updated CA is established. ► The employed update method has repercussions on the stability of CAs. ► A decision on the employed update method should be taken with care. ► Substantial discrepancies arise between synchronously and asynchronously updated CA. ► Discrepancies between different asynchronous update schemes are less pronounced. - Abstract: Although cellular automata (CAs) were conceptualized as utter discrete mathematical models in which the states of all their spatial entities are updated simultaneously at every consecutive time step, i.e. synchronously, various CA-based models that rely on so-called asynchronous update methods have been constructed in order to overcome the limitations that are tied up with the classical way of evolving CAs. So far, only a few researchers have addressed the consequences of this way of updating on the evolved spatio-temporal patterns, and the reachable stationary states. In this paper, we exploit Lyapunov exponents to determine to what extent the stability of the rules within a family of totalistic CAs is affected by the underlying update method. For that purpose, we derive an upper bound on the maximum Lyapunov exponent of asynchronously iterated CAs, and show its validity, after which we present a comparative study between the Lyapunov exponents obtained for five different update methods, namely one synchronous method and four well-established asynchronous methods. It is found that the stability of CAs is seriously affected if one of the latter methods is employed, whereas the discrepancies arising between the different asynchronous methods are far less pronounced and, finally, we discuss the repercussions of our findings on the development of CA-based models.

  12. EEG-based asynchronous BCI control of a car in 3D virtual reality environments

    ZHAO QiBin; ZHANG LiQing; CICHOCKI Andrzej


    Brain computer interface (BCl) aims at creating new communication channels without depending on brain's normal output channels of peripheral nerves and muscles.However,natural and sophisticated interactions manner between brain and computer still remain challenging.In this paper,we investigate how the duration of event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ERD/ERS) caused by motor im-agery (MI) can be modulated and used as an additional control parameter beyond simple binary deci-sions.Furthermore,using the non-time-locked properties of sustained (de)synchronization,we have developed an asynchronous BCl system for driving a car in 3D virtual reality environment (VRE) based on cumulative incremental control strategy.The extensive real time experiments confirmed that our new approach is able to drive smoothly a virtual car within challenging VRE only by the MI tasks with-out involving any muscular activities.

  13. Robot drive mechanism uses conventional electric motors

    Demchenko, I.


    The development and use of three phase asynchronous electric motors in robot technology are presented. The mechanical arm of a robot has as many drives as it has joints. Manipulators in use in modern industry must have six to nine degrees of mobility, and experimental prototypes with 18 coordinates of movement are already developed. A simple, common, and inexpensive industrial electric motor is proposed for use in the robots. This motor was previously considered unsuitable for delicate work because of its low precision in executing commands and the difficulty in controlling it. Control methods were developed to overcome this difficulty. Integrated microcircuits and a power converter control the operation of the single motor. A cassette made up of six units controls the operation of the whole mechanical arm. This cassette is linked with the brain of the robot (a microprocessor system or microcomputer).

  14. Efficiency asynchronous application programming language Python

    Толстікова, О. В.; Національний авіаційний університет; Мирошниченко, І. С.; Національний авіаційний університет; Коцюр, А. Б.; Національний авіаційний університет


    Consider tools that implement asynchronous programming in Python and allow more efficient use ofasynchronous programming applications. The efficiency of the module asyncio (PEP 3156) incomparison with classical spivprohramamy Рассмотрены инструменты, которые реализуют асинхронное программирование в языкеPython и позволяют повысить эффективность использования программирования асинхронныхприложений. Показана эффективность работы модуля asyncio (PEP 3156) по сравнению с классическими сопрогра...

  15. IHadoop: Asynchronous iterations for MapReduce

    Elnikety, Eslam Mohamed Ibrahim


    MapReduce is a distributed programming frame-work designed to ease the development of scalable data-intensive applications for large clusters of commodity machines. Most machine learning and data mining applications involve iterative computations over large datasets, such as the Web hyperlink structures and social network graphs. Yet, the MapReduce model does not efficiently support this important class of applications. The architecture of MapReduce, most critically its dataflow techniques and task scheduling, is completely unaware of the nature of iterative applications; tasks are scheduled according to a policy that optimizes the execution for a single iteration which wastes bandwidth, I/O, and CPU cycles when compared with an optimal execution for a consecutive set of iterations. This work presents iHadoop, a modified MapReduce model, and an associated implementation, optimized for iterative computations. The iHadoop model schedules iterations asynchronously. It connects the output of one iteration to the next, allowing both to process their data concurrently. iHadoop\\'s task scheduler exploits inter-iteration data locality by scheduling tasks that exhibit a producer/consumer relation on the same physical machine allowing a fast local data transfer. For those iterative applications that require satisfying certain criteria before termination, iHadoop runs the check concurrently during the execution of the subsequent iteration to further reduce the application\\'s latency. This paper also describes our implementation of the iHadoop model, and evaluates its performance against Hadoop, the widely used open source implementation of MapReduce. Experiments using different data analysis applications over real-world and synthetic datasets show that iHadoop performs better than Hadoop for iterative algorithms, reducing execution time of iterative applications by 25% on average. Furthermore, integrating iHadoop with HaLoop, a variant Hadoop implementation that caches

  16. Asynchronous event-based corner detection and matching.

    Clady, Xavier; Ieng, Sio-Hoi; Benosman, Ryad


    This paper introduces an event-based luminance-free method to detect and match corner events from the output of asynchronous event-based neuromorphic retinas. The method relies on the use of space-time properties of moving edges. Asynchronous event-based neuromorphic retinas are composed of autonomous pixels, each of them asynchronously generating "spiking" events that encode relative changes in pixels' illumination at high temporal resolutions. Corner events are defined as the spatiotemporal locations where the aperture problem can be solved using the intersection of several geometric constraints in events' spatiotemporal spaces. A regularization process provides the required constraints, i.e. the motion attributes of the edges with respect to their spatiotemporal locations using local geometric properties of visual events. Experimental results are presented on several real scenes showing the stability and robustness of the detection and matching. PMID:25828960

  17. Molecular mechanisms for synchronous, asynchronous, and spontaneous neurotransmitter release.

    Kaeser, Pascal S; Regehr, Wade G


    Most neuronal communication relies upon the synchronous release of neurotransmitters, which occurs through synaptic vesicle exocytosis triggered by action potential invasion of a presynaptic bouton. However, neurotransmitters are also released asynchronously with a longer, variable delay following an action potential or spontaneously in the absence of action potentials. A compelling body of research has identified roles and mechanisms for synchronous release, but asynchronous release and spontaneous release are less well understood. In this review, we analyze how the mechanisms of the three release modes overlap and what molecular pathways underlie asynchronous and spontaneous release. We conclude that the modes of release have key fusion processes in common but may differ in the source of and necessity for Ca(2+) to trigger release and in the identity of the Ca(2+) sensor for release. PMID:24274737

  18. A Novel Multiuser Detector for Asynchronous CDMA System

    LIANGXint; SHANGYong; LIANGQinglin; XIANGHaige


    The decorrelating and the MMSE (Minimum mean square error) multiuser detector for asynchronous CDMA (Code devision multiple access) system are ideally anticausal infinite memory-length detectors. Asa result~ in practice they have to be approximately implemented with finite-memory structure, and the process delay in detection is unavoidable. Based on the analysis of a new signal model for asynchronous system, a novel multiuser detector for asynchronous CDMA system is proposed in this paper~ which is termed as DF-IC-MMSE (Decision ,feedback interference cancellation-MMSE) detector. It's the detection statistics that makes the DF-IC-MMSE-detector basically different from other traditional ones. The DF-IC-MMSE detector can be ideally implemented with Causal finite memory-length structure, and cause no delay in symbol detection. Simulations show that the performance of DF-IC-MMSE detector is almost identical to that of the ideal MMSE detector.

  19. A Loosely Synchronizing Asynchronous Router for TDM-Scheduled NOCs

    Kotleas, Ioannis; Humphreys, Dean; Sørensen, Rasmus Bo;


    This paper presents an asynchronous router design for use in time-division-multiplexed (TDM) networks-on-chip. Unlike existing synchronous, mesochronous and asynchronous router designs with similar functionality, the router is able to silently skip over cycles/TDM-slots where no traffic is...... scheduled and hence avoid all switching activity in the idle links and router ports. In this way switching activity is reduced to the minimum possible amount. The fact that this relaxed synchronization is sufficient to implement TDM scheduling represents a contribution at the conceptual level. The idea can...... only be implemented using asynchronous circuit techniques. To this end, the paper explores the use of “click-element” templates. Click-element templates use only flipflops and conventional gates, and this greatly simplifies the design process when using conventional EDA tools and standard cell...

  20. Design and Analysis of Drive System with Slip Ring Induction Motor for Electric Traction in India

    Nagamani Chandra sekara; Somanatham R; Chaitanya Kumar U


    The use of Squirrel Cage for Traction has revolutionised the motive power of a Locomotive. The Asynchronous Motor is rugged with high starting Torque, has a very smooth Voltage and Speed control as compared to a DC Series Motor. When looking at the Traction perspective, a Slip Ring Induction Motor can be an alternative to the Squirrel Cage Motor as it has higher starting Torque and better efficiency than a Squirrel Cage Motor. the Slip Power Recovery scheme also plays a proactive role as ther...

  1. Current Trends in High-Level Synthesis of Asynchronous Circuits

    Sparsø, Jens


    .g. the Haste/TiDE tool from Handshake Solutions or the Balsa tool from the University of Manchester. The aims are to add highlevel synthesis capabilities to these tools and to extend the tools such that a wider range of (higher speed) micro-architectures can be generated. Another branch of research takes...... a conventional synchronous circuit as the starting point, and then adds some form of handshake-based flow-control. One approach keeps the global clock and implements discrete-time asynchronous operation. Another approach substitutes the clocked registers by asynchronous handshake-registers, thus...

  2. On the theoretical gap between synchronous and asynchronous MPC protocols

    Beerliová-Trubíniová, Zuzana; Hirt, Martin; Nielsen, Jesper Buus


    Multiparty computation (MPC) protocols among n parties secure against t active faults are known to exist if and only if t < n/2, when the channels are synchronous, and t < n/3, when the channels are asynchronous, respectively.   In this work we analyze the gap between these bounds, and show that in...... the cryptographic setting (with setup), the sole reason for it is the distribution of inputs: given an oracle for input distribution, cryptographically-secure asynchronous MPC is possible with the very same condition as synchronous MPC, namely t < n/2. We do not know whether the gaps in other security...

  3. Asynchronous updating of threshold-coupled chaotic neurons

    Manish Dev Shirmali; Sudeshna Sinha; Kazuyuki Aihara


    We study a network of chaotic model neurons incorporating threshold activated coupling. We obtain a wide range of spatiotemporal patterns under varying degrees of asynchronicity in the evolution of the neuronal components. For instance, we find that sequential updating of threshold-coupled chaotic neurons can yield dynamical switching of the individual neurons between two states. So varying the asynchronicity in the updating scheme can serve as a control mechanism to extract different responses, and this can have possible applications in computation and information processing.

  4. DPA on quasi delay insensitive asynchronous circuits : formalization and improvement

    Bouesse, G F; Dumont, S; Germain, F


    The purpose of this paper is to formally specify a flow devoted to the design of Differential Power Analysis (DPA) resistant QDI asynchronous circuits. The paper first proposes a formal modeling of the electrical signature of QDI asynchronous circuits. The DPA is then applied to the formal model in order to identify the source of leakage of this type of circuits. Finally, a complete design flow is specified to minimize the information leakage. The relevancy and efficiency of the approach is demonstrated using the design of an AES crypto-processor.

  5. 小波变换及其在异步电动机 转子断路故障诊断中的应用%Wavelet transform and its application in the fault diagnosis for the open-circuit rotor of asynchronous motor

    董爱华; 王福忠; 艾永乐; 王芳


    Wavelet transform with the good partial characteristic in time-frequency regions is an effective way to make time-frequency analysis and processing of the signals.It has mainly discussed the basic theory of wavelet transform,and introduced the principle of the diagnosis in the open-circuit rotor of asychronous motor with wavelet transform.The construction of signal detection circuit is given as well.%小波变换具有良好的时-频局部化特性,是信号的时-频域分析和处理的有效方法.简要论述了有关小波变换的基本理论,介绍了小波变换在异步电动机转子断路故障诊断的原理,给出了信号检测电路的组成.

  6. The Influence of Asynchronous Video Communication on Learner Social Presence: A Narrative Analysis of Four Cases

    Borup, Jered; West, Richard E.; Graham, Charles R.


    Online courses are increasingly using asynchronous video communication. However, little is known about how asynchronous video communication influences students' communication patterns. This study presents four narratives of students with varying characteristics who engaged in asynchronous video communication. The extrovert valued the efficiency of…

  7. Asynchronous Assessment in a Large Lecture Marketing Course

    Downey, W. Scott; Schetzsle, Stacey


    Asynchronous assessment, which includes quizzes or exams online or outside class, offers marketing educators an opportunity to make more efficient use of class time and to enhance students' learning experiences by giving them more flexibility and choice in their assessment environment. In this paper, we examine the performance difference between…

  8. Structure-Based Deadlock Checking of Asynchronous Circuits

    Hong-Guang Ren; Zhi-Ying Wang; Doug Edwards


    It is important to verify the absence of deadlocks in asynchronous circuits.Much previous work relies on a reachability analysis of the circuits' states,with the use of binary decision diagrams (BDDs) or Petri nets to model the behaviors of circuits.This paper presents an alternative approach focusing on the structural properties of well-formed asynchronous circuits that will never suffer deadlocks.A class of data-driven asynchronous pipelines is targeted in this paper,which can be viewed as a network of basic components connected by handshake channels.The sufficient and necessary conditions for a component network consisting of Steer,Merge,Fork and Join are given.The slack elasticity of the channels is analyzed in order to introduce pipelining.As an application,a deadlock checking method is implemented in a syntax-directed asynchronous design tool - Teak.The proposed method shows a great runtime advantage when compared against previous Petri net based verification tools.


    Bogdan A. V.; Ilchenko Y. A.; Sobol A. N.; Erokhov M. V.


    In the article, the following items are represented: mathematical formulation of system including: asynchronous generator with cage rotor, condenser’s for excitation, induction load. Electromagnetic and electromechanical processes of induction motor’s connecting and feeding are described. Equations of voltage stability, equations of current, equations of rotor are used for describing of electricity circuits of generator

  10. Analysis of the Relevance of Posts in Asynchronous Discussions

    Azevedo, Breno T.; Reategui, Eliseo; Behar, Patrícia A.


    This paper presents ForumMiner, a tool for the automatic analysis of students' posts in asynchronous discussions. ForumMiner uses a text mining system to extract graphs from texts that are given to students as a basis for their discussion. These graphs contain the most relevant terms found in the texts, as well as the relationships between them.…

  11. GPU-Based Asynchronous Global Optimization with Particle Swarm

    The recent upsurge in research into general-purpose applications for graphics processing units (GPUs) has made low cost high-performance computing increasingly more accessible. Many global optimization algorithms that have previously benefited from parallel computation are now poised to take advantage of general-purpose GPU computing as well. In this paper, a global parallel asynchronous particle swarm optimization (PSO) approach is employed to solve three relatively complex, realistic parameter estimation problems in which each processor performs significant computation. Although PSO is readily parallelizable, memory bandwidth limitations with GPUs must be addressed, which is accomplished by minimizing communication among individual population members though asynchronous operations. The effect of asynchronous PSO on robustness and efficiency is assessed as a function of problem and population size. Experiments were performed with different population sizes on NVIDIA GPUs and on single-core CPUs. Results for successful trials exhibit marked speedup increases with the population size, indicating that more particles may be used to improve algorithm robustness while maintaining nearly constant time. This work also suggests that asynchronous operations on the GPU may be viable in stochastic population-based algorithms to increase efficiency without sacrificing the quality of the solutions.

  12. Cyber Asynchronous versus Blended Cyber Approach in Distance English Learning

    Ge, Zi-Gang


    This study aims to compare the single cyber asynchronous learning approach with the blended cyber learning approach in distance English education. Two classes of 70 students participated in this study, which lasted one semester of about four months, with one class using the blended approach for their English study and the other only using the…

  13. Psychological Type and Asynchronous Written Dialogue in Adult Learning

    Lin, Lin; Cranton, Patricia; Bridglall, Beatrice


    This study explores how adults learn from asynchronous written dialogue through the lens of psychological type preferences. We asked participants to discover their dominant and auxiliary psychological preferences using the Personal Empowerment through Type inventory. Participants then completed an open-ended survey in which they described their…

  14. Asynchronous Linking in a Service –Oriented Architecture.

    Vivek, Sanjay; Tso, Kenneth; Thompson, Mark; De Roure, David


    In this paper, we identify research issues in the development of system infrastructure support for asynchronous linkservices in a service-oriented architecture. We explore the suitability and applicability of using MQSeries Everyplace to provide a messaging backbone for linkservices that increases reliability, fault tolerance, and scalability. We identify and discuss some important problems and research issues related to this approach.

  15. Abstracting Asynchronous Multi-Valued Networks: An Initial Investigation

    Steggles, L Jason


    Multi-valued networks provide a simple yet expressive qualitative state based modelling approach for biological systems. In this paper we develop an abstraction theory for asynchronous multi-valued network models that allows the state space of a model to be reduced while preserving key properties of the model. The abstraction theory therefore provides a mechanism for coping with the state space explosion problem and supports the analysis and comparison of multi-valued networks. We take as our starting point the abstraction theory for synchronous multi-valued networks which is based on the finite set of traces that represent the behaviour of such a model. The problem with extending this approach to the asynchronous case is that we can now have an infinite set of traces associated with a model making a simple trace inclusion test infeasible. To address this we develop a decision procedure for checking asynchronous abstractions based on using the finite state graph of an asynchronous multi-valued network to reas...

  16. Asynchronous Multi-Party Computation with Quadratic Communication

    Hirt, Martin; Nielsen, Jesper Buus; Przydatek, Bartosz


    We present an efficient protocol for secure multi-party computation in the asynchronous model with optimal resilience. For n parties, up to t < n/3 of them being corrupted, and security parameter κ, a circuit with c gates can be securely computed with communication complexity O(cn^2k) bits, which...

  17. Asynchronous rotation scan for synthetic aperture interferometric radiometer

    WU Ji; ZHANG Cheng; LIU Hao; SUN WeiYing


    Synthetic aperture interferometric technique has wide applications in optics, radio astronomy and mi-crowave remote sensing areas. With the increasing demands of high resolution imaging observation, a new time-sharing sampling scheme of asynchronous rotation scan is proposed to meet the technical challenge of achieving a large equivalent aperture and overcome the operating barriers of space borne application. This configuration is basically composed by two asynchronously and concentrically ro-tating antenna groups, whose revolving radii and speeds are different. The synthetic aperture system with asynchronous rotation scanning scheme can effectively solve the trade-off problem of system complexity, and greatly simplify the system hardware at the cost of sacrificing a certain time resolution. The basic rules and design methods of asynchronous rotation scan are investigated The Gridding method is introduced to inverse the spiral sampling data for image reconstruction. The potential ap-plications of geostationary orbit (GEO) earth observation and solar polar orbit (SPO) plasma cloud observation are explored with numerical simulations to validate the significance and feasibility of this new imaging configuration.

  18. Asynchronous rotation scan for synthetic aperture interferometric radiometer


    Synthetic aperture interferometric technique has wide applications in optics,radio astronomy and mi-crowave remote sensing areas.With the increasing demands of high resolution imaging observation,a new time-sharing sampling scheme of asynchronous rotation scan is proposed to meet the technical challenge of achieving a large equivalent aperture and overcome the operating barriers of space borne application.This configuration is basically composed by two asynchronously and concentrically ro-tating antenna groups,whose revolving radii and speeds are different.The synthetic aperture system with asynchronous rotation scanning scheme can effectively solve the trade-off problem of system complexity,and greatly simplify the system hardware at the cost of sacrificing a certain time resolution.The basic rules and design methods of asynchronous rotation scan are investigated The Gridding method is introduced to inverse the spiral sampling data for image reconstruction.The potential ap-plications of geostationary orbit(GEO)earth observation and solar polar orbit(SPO)plasma cloud observation are explored with numerical simulations to validate the significance and feasibility of this new imaging configuration.


    V.I. Lobov; Lobova, K. V.


    Purpose. An electric general-purpose drive with asynchronous motor is proposed. For motor control in stator and rotor, circuits used resistors and thyristors. These elements included together in various ways. This allows to get a variety of power converter circuit with resistor-thyristor modules. Methodology. Taking into account the technical requirements for industrial machinery developed an analytical method for determining the run-up controlled induction motor. Formed starting modes by cha...

  20. Thermal Modelling for the Motor in Semi-hermetic Screw Refrigeration Compressor under Part-load Conditions

    Chen, Wenqing; Shen, Jiubing; He, ZhiLong; Wu, Huagen; Xing, Ziwen


    Semi-hermetic screw refrigeration compressor is mostly driven by a three phase asynchronous induction motor with its squirrel cage rotor attached to the shaft of the compressor helical male rotor. The motor is cooled by low temperature refrigerant coming from evaporator before it is inspired into compressor suction port. In order to investigate cooling effects of the motor and performance of the compressor under part-load conditions, a lumped parameter model describing heat transfer character...

  1. Biomolecular motors

    Henry Hess


    Here, we give a brief introduction to molecular motors, with an emphasis on motor proteins, describe the challenges in interfacing these bionanomachines with an artificial environment, and provide examples of emerging applications.

  2. Asynchronous Cooperative e-Learning System and Its Evaluation

    Eto, Kazuhiro; Miyoshi, Takumi

    Much attention has been attracted to collaborative learning on an e-learning system. However, it is difficult to implement the collaborative environment to an asynchronous e-learning system since collaboration would be realized only when learners join the system at the same time. On the other hand, cooperative learning has been proposed. In this method, learners can study on their own pace without making mutual agreement but with receiving cognitive information from others. In this paper, the authors have developed the asynchronous cooperative e-learning system that provides learners' attendance and studying progress as the cognitive information. The subjective evaluation experiments show that our system is slightly inferior to the synchronous collaborative e-learning system, but it can motivate the learners more than the conventional system.


    ŞAHİN, Yaşar Güneri


    ABSTRACTIn connection with the developments in the automobile sector, the number of in-automobile components, the amount of cable used for providing in-automobile communication between these components and costs are increased gradually. In this study, a method is presented in which asynchronous serial connection is used for decreasing the initial and maintenance costs by means of decreasing the amount of cables used in middle and lower class automobiles. The electronic circuits required to es...

  4. Diversity Multiplexing Tradeoff of Asynchronous Cooperative Relay Networks

    Krishnakumar, R N; Kumar, P Vijay


    The assumption of nodes in a cooperative communication relay network operating in synchronous fashion is often unrealistic. In the present paper, we consider two different models of asynchronous operation in cooperative-diversity networks experiencing slow fading and examine the corresponding diversity-multiplexing tradeoffs (DMT). For both models, we propose protocols and distributed space-time codes that asymptotically achieve the transmit diversity bound for all multiplexing gains and for any number of relays.

  5. Indoor Positioning for Smartphones Using Asynchronous Ultrasound Trilateration

    James D. Carswell; Viacheslav Filonenko; Charlie Cullen


    Modern smartphones are a great platform for Location Based Services (LBS). While outdoor LBS for smartphones has proven to be very successful, indoor LBS for smartphones has not yet fully developed due to the lack of an accurate positioning technology. In this paper we present an accurate indoor positioning approach for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) smartphones that uses the innate ability of mobile phones to produce ultrasound, combined with Time-Difference-of-Arrival (TDOA) asynchronous t...

  6. Applications of Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Asynchronous CDMA Systems

    Xiao, P; Strom, E


    We treat the problems of propagation delay and channel estimation as well as data detection of orthogonally modulated signals in an asynchronous DS-CDMA system over fading channels using the maximum likelihood (ML) approach. The overwhelming computational complexity of the ML algorithm makes it unfeasible for implementation. The emphasis of this paper is to reduce its complexity by some approximation methods. The derived approximative ML schemes are compared with conventional algorithms as we...

  7. Asynchronous Discourse Analysis in the Quality of Expected Learning

    Schalk-Quintanar, Ana-Elena; Marcelo-García, Carlos


    Universities are gradually implementing virtual learning processes. However, research still remains limited in examining the internal processes that occur in learning in virtual environments. This article presents an investigation that seeks to describe the relationship between the quality of interaction in asynchronous discussion forums in training experiences in e-learning, and the quality of learning offered and achieved. The main objective was to determine how interactions in online envir...

  8. On the convergence time of asynchronous distributed quantized averaging algorithms

    ZHU, MINGHUI; Martinez, Sonia


    We come up with a class of distributed quantized averaging algorithms on asynchronous communication networks with fixed, switching and random topologies. The implementation of these algorithms is subject to the realistic constraint that the communication rate, the memory capacities of agents and the computation precision are finite. The focus of this paper is on the study of the convergence time of the proposed quantized averaging algorithms. By appealing to random walks on graphs, we derive ...

  9. Abstractions for asynchronous distributed computing with malicious players

    Vukolic, Marko; Guerraoui, Rachid


    In modern distributed systems, failures are the norm rather than the exception. In many cases, these failures are not benign. Settings such as the Internet might incur malicious (also called Byzantine or arbitrary) behavior and asynchrony. As a result, and perhaps not surprisingly, research on asynchronous Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) distributed systems is flourishing. Tolerating arbitrary behavior and asynchrony calls for very sophisticated algorithms. This is in particular the case with ...

  10. A novel asynchronous access method with binary interfaces

    Torres-Solis Jorge; Silva Jorge; Chau Tom; Mihailidis Alex


    Abstract Background Traditionally synchronous access strategies require users to comply with one or more time constraints in order to communicate intent with a binary human-machine interface (e.g., mechanical, gestural or neural switches). Asynchronous access methods are preferable, but have not been used with binary interfaces in the control of devices that require more than two commands to be successfully operated. Methods We present the mathematical development and evaluation of a novel as...

  11. Design and Implementation of an Asynchronous Pipelined FFT Processor

    Claesson, Jonas


    FFT processors are today one of the most important blocks in communication equipment. They are used in everything from broadband to 3G and digital TV to Radio LANs. This master's thesis project will deal with pipelined hardware solutions for FFT processors with long FFT transforms, 1K to 8K points. These processors could be used for instance in OFDM communication systems. The final implementation of the FFT processor uses a GALS (Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous) architecture, that ...

  12. Teleoperation system using Asynchronous transfer mode, ATM network

    This paper examines the application of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) in a distributed industrial environment such as in teleoperation, which performs real time control manipulation from a remote location. In our study, two models of teleoperation are proposed; the first model is a point to point connection and the second model is through an ATM network. The performance results are analysed as to determine whether the two models can support the teleoperation traffics via simulation using commercial software design tool. (Author)

  13. Motor neglect.

    Laplane, D.; Degos, J D


    Motor neglect is characterised by an underutilisation of one side, without defects of strength, reflexes or sensibility. Twenty cases of frontal, parietal and thalamic lesions causing motor neglect, but all without sensory neglect, are reported. It is proposed that the cerebral structures involved in motor neglect are the same as those for sensory neglect and for the preparation of movement. As in sensory neglect, the multiplicity of the structures concerned suggests that this interconnection...

  14. Motor syndromes.

    Corea, Francesco; Micheli, Sara


    Motor disturbances alone or associated with other focal deficits are the most common symptoms suggesting a neurovascular event. An appropriate clinical assessment of these signs and symptoms may help physicians to better diagnose and to both better treat and predict outcome. In this paper the main clinical features of motor deficit are described together with other motor-related events such as ataxia and movement disturbances. PMID:22377850

  15. Non-Detection of Nova Shells Around Asynchronous Polars

    Pagnotta, Ashley


    Asynchronous polars (APs) are accreting white dwarfs (WDs) that have different WD and orbital angular velocities, unlike the rest of the known polars, which rotate synchronously (i.e., their WD and orbital angular velocities are the same). Past nova eruptions are the predicted cause of the asynchronicity, in part due to the fact that one of the APs, V1500 Cyg, was observed to undergo a nova eruption in 1975. We used the Southern African Large Telescope 10m class telescope and the MDM 2.4m Hiltner telescope to search for nova shells around three of the remaining four APs (V1432 Aql, BY Cam, and CD Ind) as well as one Intermediate Polar with a high asynchronicity (EX Hya). We found no evidence of nova shells in any of our images. We therefore cannot say that any of the systems besides V1500 Cyg had nova eruptions, but because not all post-nova systems have detectable shells, we also cannot exclude the possibility of a nova eruption occurring in any of these systems and knocking the rotation out of sync.

  16. Asynchronous Stoichiometric Response in Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries

    Paxton, William A. [State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States); Akdogan, E. Koray [State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States); Savkliyidiz, Ilyas [State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States); Choksi, Ankur U. [State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States); Silver, Scott X. [State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States); Tsakalokos, Thomas [State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States); Zhong, Zhong [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)


    The operando energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction (EDXRD) was carried out on a newly formed 8 Ah lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery with the goal of elucidating the origin of asynchronous phase transformation commonly seen with in situ x-ray diffraction studies. The high-energy photons at the NSLS X17B1 beamline allow for penetration into a fully assembled battery and therefore negate any need for a specially designed in situ cell which often uses modified current collectors to minimize x-ray attenuation. Spatially-and-temporally resolved phase-mapping was conducted with a semiquantitative reference intensity ratio (RIR) analysis to estimate the relative abundance of the delithiated phase. The data show an asynchronous response in the stoichiometry versus the electrochemical profile and suggest limited diffusion in the electrode toward the end of discharge. These results confirm that the asynchronous electrode response is not just limited to specially designed cells but occurs in fully assembled cells alike. We attribute this behavior to be a consequence of performing a local measurement over a wide-area heterogeneous reaction.

  17. Divorce and asynchronous arrival in common terns, Sterna hirundo.

    GonzáLez-SolíS; Becker; Wendeln


    We investigated which of three hypotheses (better option, incompatibility or asynchronous arrival) best explains divorce in the common tern. One partner did not return the next year in 18.5% of 150 pairs. Among the 106 pairs in which both mates returned, the divorce rate was 18.9%. We found no significant differences in: breeding performance or condition in relation to the probability of divorce; quality of previous mates and new mates, mean age in relation to pair bond status; breeding success before and after divorce nor did this differ from breeding success of reunited pairs. Hence the better option and incompatibility hypotheses were not supported. However, divorce was more likely in pairs in which mates arrived asynchronously on the breeding grounds, supporting the asynchronous arrival hypothesis. Median arrival asynchrony for divorced pairs was 7.5 days and for reunited pairs 2 days; mates arriving more than 16 days apart always split up. About 20% of divorced birds lost breeding status in the year of divorce, probably as a consequence of their late arrival. Our results suggest that terns search for a new mate as soon as they arrive on the breeding grounds and that mates remain faithful to each other to avoid the costs of searching for a new partner. Thus, synchrony in arrival facilitates pair bond maintenance rather than asynchrony promoting divorce, since divorce appears to be a side-effect of asynchrony and not an active decision. Copyright 1999 The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. PMID:10564616

  18. Data Collection for Mobile Group Consumption: An Asynchronous Distributed Approach.

    Zhu, Weiping; Chen, Weiran; Hu, Zhejie; Li, Zuoyou; Liang, Yue; Chen, Jiaojiao


    Mobile group consumption refers to consumption by a group of people, such as a couple, a family, colleagues and friends, based on mobile communications. It differs from consumption only involving individuals, because of the complex relations among group members. Existing data collection systems for mobile group consumption are centralized, which has the disadvantages of being a performance bottleneck, having single-point failure and increasing business and security risks. Moreover, these data collection systems are based on a synchronized clock, which is often unrealistic because of hardware constraints, privacy concerns or synchronization cost. In this paper, we propose the first asynchronous distributed approach to collecting data generated by mobile group consumption. We formally built a system model thereof based on asynchronous distributed communication. We then designed a simulation system for the model for which we propose a three-layer solution framework. After that, we describe how to detect the causality relation of two/three gathering events that happened in the system based on the collected data. Various definitions of causality relations based on asynchronous distributed communication are supported. Extensive simulation results show that the proposed approach is effective for data collection relating to mobile group consumption. PMID:27058544

  19. Asynchronous signal-dependent non-uniform sampler

    Can-Cimino, Azime; Chaparro, Luis F.; Sejdić, Ervin


    Analog sparse signals resulting from biomedical and sensing network applications are typically non-stationary with frequency-varying spectra. By ignoring that the maximum frequency of their spectra is changing, uniform sampling of sparse signals collects unnecessary samples in quiescent segments of the signal. A more appropriate sampling approach would be signal-dependent. Moreover, in many of these applications power consumption and analog processing are issues of great importance that need to be considered. In this paper we present a signal dependent non-uniform sampler that uses a Modified Asynchronous Sigma Delta Modulator which consumes low-power and can be processed using analog procedures. Using Prolate Spheroidal Wave Functions (PSWF) interpolation of the original signal is performed, thus giving an asynchronous analog to digital and digital to analog conversion. Stable solutions are obtained by using modulated PSWFs functions. The advantage of the adapted asynchronous sampler is that range of frequencies of the sparse signal is taken into account avoiding aliasing. Moreover, it requires saving only the zero-crossing times of the non-uniform samples, or their differences, and the reconstruction can be done using their quantized values and a PSWF-based interpolation. The range of frequencies analyzed can be changed and the sampler can be implemented as a bank of filters for unknown range of frequencies. The performance of the proposed algorithm is illustrated with an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal.

  20. A novel asynchronous access method with binary interfaces

    Torres-Solis Jorge


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Traditionally synchronous access strategies require users to comply with one or more time constraints in order to communicate intent with a binary human-machine interface (e.g., mechanical, gestural or neural switches. Asynchronous access methods are preferable, but have not been used with binary interfaces in the control of devices that require more than two commands to be successfully operated. Methods We present the mathematical development and evaluation of a novel asynchronous access method that may be used to translate sporadic activations of binary interfaces into distinct outcomes for the control of devices requiring an arbitrary number of commands to be controlled. With this method, users are required to activate their interfaces only when the device under control behaves erroneously. Then, a recursive algorithm, incorporating contextual assumptions relevant to all possible outcomes, is used to obtain an informed estimate of user intention. We evaluate this method by simulating a control task requiring a series of target commands to be tracked by a model user. Results When compared to a random selection, the proposed asynchronous access method offers a significant reduction in the number of interface activations required from the user. Conclusion This novel access method offers a variety of advantages over traditionally synchronous access strategies and may be adapted to a wide variety of contexts, with primary relevance to applications involving direct object manipulation.

  1. Non-detection of nova shells around asynchronous polars

    Pagnotta, Ashley; Zurek, David


    Asynchronous polars (APs) are accreting white dwarfs (WDs) that have different WD and orbital angular velocities, unlike the rest of the known polars, which rotate synchronously (i.e. their WD and orbital angular velocities are the same). Past nova eruptions are the predicted cause of the asynchronicity, in part due to the fact that one of the APs, V1500 Cyg, was observed to undergo a nova eruption in 1975. We used the Southern African Large Telescope 10 m class telescope and the MDM 2.4 m Hiltner telescope to search for nova shells around three of the remaining four APs (V1432 Aql, BY Cam, and CD Ind) as well as one Intermediate Polar with a high asynchronicity (EX Hya). We found no evidence of nova shells in any of our images. We therefore cannot say that any of the systems besides V1500 Cyg had nova eruptions, but because not all post-nova systems have detectable shells, we also cannot exclude the possibility of a nova eruption occurring in any of these systems and knocking the rotation out of sync.


    M. H. Visin


    Full Text Available Our research offers a new perspective loading pattern of the 12-wheel double-feed freight electric locomotive with the asynchronous tractive motor using an adapter transformer with the high-frequency uncoupler. This will make it possible to decrease the traction-feeding transformer mass 2.3 times, to remove the current pulse advancing on the track circuit and therefore the influence on the work of the ALSE and CBS. So the railway traffic safety will be increased considerably.

  3. Impact of thermoelectric cooling modules on the efficiency of a single-phase asynchronous machine

    Gouws, Rupert; Van Jaarsveldt, Heino


    In this paper, the authors present the impact of thermoelectric cooling modules (TECMs) on the efficiency of a single-phase asynchronous machine. TECMs are used to lower the stator winding temperature and core temperature of the single-phase asynchronous machine. A similar effect might be possible by operating the asynchronous machine in a controlled lower temperature environment or by using other means of improved controlled cooling. An overview on the materials an...

  4. Pharmacists’ Perception of Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Distance Learning for Continuing Education Programs

    Buxton, Eric C.


    Objective. To evaluate and compare pharmacists’ satisfaction with the content and learning environment of a continuing education program series offered as either synchronous or asynchronous webinars.

  5. Efficient IEC permanent magnet motor; Effizienter IEC Permanent-Magnetmotor (3 kW) - Jahresbericht 2007

    Lindegger, M.; Salathe, D.; Biner, H. P.; Evequoz, B.


    This annual report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the work done at the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences in Lucerne and Valais and the Circle Motor Company in 2007 on the economic feasibility, efficiency and limitations of permanent magnet motors. The higher efficiency of permanent-magnet motors in comparison with asynchronous motors for powers of over 100 kW is noted. Work done on the integration of a 3 kW permanent-magnet motor in an IEC-Standard housing is described. The construction of an efficient permanent magnet motor drive and its testing at the Valais University of Applied Sciences is discussed. The high efficiencies obtained both for the motor and its drive electronics are noted.

  6. Design and Analysis of Drive System with Slip Ring Induction Motor for Electric Traction in India

    Nagamani Chandra sekara


    Full Text Available The use of Squirrel Cage for Traction has revolutionised the motive power of a Locomotive. The Asynchronous Motor is rugged with high starting Torque, has a very smooth Voltage and Speed control as compared to a DC Series Motor. When looking at the Traction perspective, a Slip Ring Induction Motor can be an alternative to the Squirrel Cage Motor as it has higher starting Torque and better efficiency than a Squirrel Cage Motor. the Slip Power Recovery scheme also plays a proactive role as ther can be substantial savings of energy in case of a Slip Ring Induction Motor. A detailed design and analysis of a Drive System with Slip Ring Induction Motor for Electric Traction is presented in this Research Paper

  7. Contrôle d'une machine asynchrone par estimation robuste de la vitesse

    Roboam, X.; Hapiot, J. C.; de Fornel, B.; Andrieux, C.


    This paper describes the study and the implementation of a variable speed drive for induction motor with no mechanical sensor. Power is supplied by a current-controlled voltage-source inverter. The lack of information (only two line-current sensors) requires an accurate and reliable reconstitution of the main quantities not sensed (flux, speed, torque). The results obtained show the excellent quality of the estimated speed, whatever the operating condition and despite the perturbations applied to the system. This study finally leads to the construction of a prototype. Cet article décrit l'étude et la mise en oeuvre d'un variateur de vitesse pour machine asynchrone sans capteur mécanique et alimentée par un onduleur de tension cotrôlé en courant. Le manque d'information (2 capteurs de courants de ligne uniquement) nécessite la reconstitution fiable et précise des grandeurs fondamentales non mesurées (flux, vitesse, couple). Les résultats obtenus montrent notamment l'excellente qualité de l'estimation de vitesse, quel que soit le point de fonctionnement et en dépit des perturbations auxquelles le système est soumis. Cette étude donne lieu à la réalisation d'un variateur prototype.

  8. Motor homopolar


    Mostramos la construcción de un modelo de motor homopolar, uno de los más antiguos tipos de motores eléctricos. Se caracterizan porque el campo magnético del imán mantiene siempre la misma polaridad (de ahí su nombre, del griego homos, igual), de modo que, cuando una corriente eléctrica atraviesa el campo magnético, aparece una fuerza que hace girar los elementos no fijados mecánicamente. En el sencillísimo motor homopolar colgado (Schlichting y Ucke 2004), el imán puede girar ...

  9. Application of stepping motor

    This book is divided into three parts, which is about practical using of stepping motor. The first part has six chapters. The contents of the first part are about stepping motor, classification of stepping motor, basic theory og stepping motor, characteristic and basic words, types and characteristic of stepping motor in hybrid type and basic control of stepping motor. The second part deals with application of stepping motor with hardware of stepping motor control, stepping motor control by microcomputer and software of stepping motor control. The last part mentions choice of stepping motor system, examples of stepping motor, measurement of stepping motor and practical cases of application of stepping motor.

  10. Arithmetic Operations and Factorization using Asynchronous P Systems

    Takayuki Murakawa


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    In the present paper, we consider the asynchronous parallelism in membrane computing, and propose asynchronous P systems that perform two basic arithmetic operations and factorization. Since there is no restrictive assumption for application of rules, sequential and maximal parallel executions are allowed on the asynchronous P system.

    We first propose a P system that computes addition of two binary numbers of m bits.  The P system works in O(m sequential and parallel steps using O(m types of objects. We next propose a P system for multiplication of the two binary numbers of m bits, and show that the P system works in O(m log m parallel steps or O(m3 sequential steps using O(m2 types of objects. Finally, we propose a P system for factorization of a positive integer of $m$ bits using the above P system as a sub-system. The P system computes the factorization in O(m log m parallel steps or O(4m 

  11. Wind Generator Stabilization with Doubly-Fed Asynchronous Machine

    WU Li; WANG Zhi-xin


    This paper investigates the function of doubly-fed asynchronous machine(DASM) with emphasis placed on its ability to the stabilization of the power system including wind generators. P(active power) and Q(reactive power) compensation from DASM can be regulated independently through secondary-excitation controlling. Simulation results by power system computer aided design(PSCAD) show that DASM can restore the wind-generator system to a normal operating condition rapidly even following severe transmission-line failures. Comparison studies have also been performed between wind turbine pitch control and proposed method.

  12. Entry of Ebola Virus is an Asynchronous Process.

    Reynard, Olivier; Volchkov, Viktor E


    Ebola virus (EBOV) is responsible for a severe fever with a high mortality rate. The diverse nature of the attachment of the virus to the cell surface, the initial step of virus entry, raises questions concerning the kinetics of the virus internalization process. We investigated EBOV entry kinetics using the activity of a particular monoclonal antibody that neutralizes virus infectivity. We demonstrate that inoculation of cells with EBOV results in an asynchronous entry process, as revealed by the ability of the virus to remain in a cell-bound state for an extended period of time before it is internalized. PMID:25941332

  13. Hyperplastic polyposis associated with two asynchronous colon cancers

    Masaya Kurobe; Kuniko Abe; Naoe Kinoshita; Masanobu Anami; Hirotaka Tokai; Yoshinori Ryu; Chun Yang Wen; Takashi Kanematsu; Tomayoshi Hayashi


    We report a patient with hyperplastic polyposis who had two asynchronous colon cancers, a combined adenoma-hyperplastic polyp, a serrated adenoma, and tubular adenomas. Hyperplastic polyposis is thought to be a precancerous lesion; and adenocarcinoma arises from hyperplastic polyposis through the hyperplastic polyp-adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Most polyps in patients with hyperplastic polyposis present as blandlooking hyperplastic polyps, which are regarded as nonneoplastic lesions; however, the risk of malignancy should not be underestimated. In patients with multiple hyperplastic polyps, hyperplastic polyposis should be identified and followed up carefully in order to detect malignant transformation in the early stage.

  14. Positive Semidefinite Integrated Covariance Estimation, Factorizations and Asynchronicity

    Boudt, Kris; Laurent, Sébastien; Lunde, Asger;

    observations as possible. The estimator is guaranteed positive semidefinite. Monte Carlo simulations confirm good finite sample properties. In the application we forecast portfolio Value-at-Risk and sector risk exposures for a portfolio of 52 stocks. We find that forecasts obtained from dynamic models......An estimator of the ex-post covariation of log-prices under asynchronicity and microstructure noise is proposed. It uses the Cholesky factorization on the correlation matrix in order to exploit the heterogeneity in trading intensity to estimate the different parameters sequentially with as many...... utilizing the proposed high-frequency estimator provide statistically and economically superior forecasts to models using daily returns....

  15. The Key Implementation Technology of Client/Server's Asynchronous Communication Programs


    This paper introduces the implementation method,key technology and flowchart of Client/Server's asynchronous communication programs on Linux or Unix,and further explains a few problems to which should pay attention for improving CPU's efficiency in implementing asynchronous communication programs.

  16. Designing Asynchronous Online Discussion Environments: Recent Progress and Possible Future Directions

    Gao, Fei; Zhang, Tianyi; Franklin, Teresa


    Asynchronous online discussion environments are important platforms to support learning. Research suggests, however, threaded forums, one of the most popular asynchronous discussion environments, do not often foster productive online discussions naturally. This paper explores how certain properties of threaded forums have affected or constrained…

  17. Anonymity and Motivation in Asynchronous Discussions and L2 Vocabulary Learning

    Polat, Nihat; Mancilla, Rae; Mahalingappa, Laura


    This study investigates L2 attainment in asynchronous online environments, specifically possible relationships among anonymity, L2 motivation, participation in discussions, quality of L2 production, and success in L2 vocabulary learning. It examines, in asynchronous discussions, (a) if participation and (b) motivation contribute to L2 vocabulary…

  18. Using Television Sitcoms to Facilitate Asynchronous Discussions in the Online Communication Course

    Tolman, Elizabeth; Asbury, Bryan


    Asynchronous discussions are a useful instructional resource in the online communication course. In discussion groups students have the opportunity to actively participate and interact with students and the instructor. Asynchronous communication allows for flexibility because "participants can interact with significant amounts of time between…

  19. The Role of Offline Metalanguage Talk in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication

    Kitade, Keiko


    In order to demonstrate how learners utilize the text-based asynchronous attributes of the Bulletin Board System, this study explored Japanese-as-a-second-language learners' metalanguage episodes (Swain & Lapkin, 1995, 1998) in offline verbal peer speech and online asynchronous discussions with their Japanese key pals. The findings suggest the…

  20. Grain Refining of Flange Plate for Welded H Section Steel Made under Asynchronous Rolling Condition

    DAI Hui; SUN Jiquan; TANG Di


    Asynchronous rolling technology was adopted for the accumulated ten passes cold rolling,flange plate steel,and for welded H section steel,respectively.The metallographic microstructure analysis,tensile test and annealing test were carried out for cold rolled pieces; thus the ratio of length to width of grain,tensile strength,relationship between the grain size and asynchronous rolling process parameters after annealing can be obtained.The experimental results show that the relationship between the asynchronous rolling and the shearing deformation of rolled pieces can make a reasonable interpretation of the mechanism that asynchronous rolling may improve the strain accumulated energy of rolled pieces and the strength of flange plate steel.This paper provides a theoretical basis for the application of asynchronous rolling in improving the strength of flange plate steel.

  1. Cooperative and asynchronous stereo vision for dynamic vision sensors

    Dynamic vision sensors (DVSs) encode visual input as a stream of events generated upon relative light intensity changes in the scene. These sensors have the advantage of allowing simultaneously high temporal resolution (better than 10 µs) and wide dynamic range (>120 dB) at sparse data representation, which is not possible with clocked vision sensors. In this paper, we focus on the task of stereo reconstruction. The spatiotemporal and asynchronous aspects of data provided by the sensor impose a different stereo reconstruction approach from the one applied for synchronous frame-based cameras. We propose to model the event-driven stereo matching by a cooperative network (Marr and Poggio 1976 Science 194 283–7). The history of the recent activity in the scene is stored in the network, which serves as spatiotemporal context used in disparity calculation for each incoming event. The network constantly evolves in time, as events are generated. In our work, not only the spatiotemporal aspect of the data is preserved but also the matching is performed asynchronously. The results of the experiments prove that the proposed approach is well adapted for DVS data and can be successfully used for disparity calculation. (paper)

  2. Asynchronous compressed beamformer for portable diagnostic ultrasound systems.

    Zhou, Jun; Hoyos, Sebastian; Sadler, Brian


    State-of-the-art portable ultrasound imaging systems employ a small transducer array and a low carrier frequency to fit stringent constraints on power and form factor, and this tends to compromise the ultrasound imaging quality. In this paper, we present a low-complexity low-power asynchronous compressed beamformer (ACB) for portable diagnostic ultrasound. The proposed ACB integrates asynchronous sampling and compressive sensing (CS), and is capable of reducing data conversion power and handling a large data volume at the mixed-signal interface. A high-rate continuoustime ternary encoding (CT-TE) scheme eliminates the need for interpolation filters and coordinate rotation digital computer (CORDIC) units typically used in a conventional architecture. A split-projection least squares (SPLS) signal reconstruction algorithm is applied that replaces high-cost nonlinear signal recovery with a series of low-complexity and independent linear problems. Experiments with measured ultrasound data demonstrate the proposed ACB architecture, and the SPLS reconstruction algorithm achieves 9-fold data compression compared with Nyquist sampling. PMID:25389158

  3. Experience with synchronous and asynchronous digital control systems

    Regenie, V. A.; Chacon, C. V.; Lock, W. P.


    Flight control systems have undergone a revolution since the days of simple mechanical linkages; presently the most advanced systems are full-authority, full-time digital systems controlling unstable aircraft. With the use of advanced control systems, the aerodynamic design can incorporate features that allow greater performance and fuel savings, as can be seen on the new Airbus design and advanced tactical fighter concepts. These advanced aircraft will be and are relying on the flight control system to provide the stability and handling qualities required for safe flight and to allow the pilot to control the aircraft. Various design philosophies have been proposed and followed to investigate system architectures for these advanced flight control systems. One major area of discussion is whether a multichannel digital control system should be synchronous or asynchronous. This paper addressed the flight experience at the Dryden Flight Research Facility of NASA's Ames Research Center with both synchronous and asynchronous digital flight control systems. Four different flight control systems are evaluated against criteria such as software reliability, cost increases, and schedule delays.

  4. Asynchronous replica exchange software for grid and heterogeneous computing

    Gallicchio, Emilio; Xia, Junchao; Flynn, William F.; Zhang, Baofeng; Samlalsingh, Sade; Mentes, Ahmet; Levy, Ronald M.


    Parallel replica exchange sampling is an extended ensemble technique often used to accelerate the exploration of the conformational ensemble of atomistic molecular simulations of chemical systems. Inter-process communication and coordination requirements have historically discouraged the deployment of replica exchange on distributed and heterogeneous resources. Here we describe the architecture of a software (named ASyncRE) for performing asynchronous replica exchange molecular simulations on volunteered computing grids and heterogeneous high performance clusters. The asynchronous replica exchange algorithm on which the software is based avoids centralized synchronization steps and the need for direct communication between remote processes. It allows molecular dynamics threads to progress at different rates and enables parameter exchanges among arbitrary sets of replicas independently from other replicas. ASyncRE is written in Python following a modular design conducive to extensions to various replica exchange schemes and molecular dynamics engines. Applications of the software for the modeling of association equilibria of supramolecular and macromolecular complexes on BOINC campus computational grids and on the CPU/MIC heterogeneous hardware of the XSEDE Stampede supercomputer are illustrated. They show the ability of ASyncRE to utilize large grids of desktop computers running the Windows, MacOS, and/or Linux operating systems as well as collections of high performance heterogeneous hardware devices.

  5. A Parallel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm Accelerated by Asynchronous Evaluations

    Venter, Gerhard; Sobieszczanski-Sobieski, Jaroslaw


    A parallel Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is presented. Particle swarm optimization is a fairly recent addition to the family of non-gradient based, probabilistic search algorithms that is based on a simplified social model and is closely tied to swarming theory. Although PSO algorithms present several attractive properties to the designer, they are plagued by high computational cost as measured by elapsed time. One approach to reduce the elapsed time is to make use of coarse-grained parallelization to evaluate the design points. Previous parallel PSO algorithms were mostly implemented in a synchronous manner, where all design points within a design iteration are evaluated before the next iteration is started. This approach leads to poor parallel speedup in cases where a heterogeneous parallel environment is used and/or where the analysis time depends on the design point being analyzed. This paper introduces an asynchronous parallel PSO algorithm that greatly improves the parallel e ciency. The asynchronous algorithm is benchmarked on a cluster assembled of Apple Macintosh G5 desktop computers, using the multi-disciplinary optimization of a typical transport aircraft wing as an example.

  6. Asynchronous Transfer Mode Quality-of-Service Testing

    Ivancic, William D.


    In support of satellite-ATM interoperability, researchers at the NASA Lewis Research Center performed asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) quality-of-service experiments using MPEG-2 (ATM application layer 5, AAL5) over ATM over an emulated satellite link. The purpose of these experiments was to determine the free-space link quality necessary to use the ATM protocol to transmit high-quality multimedia information. The experimental results have been submitted to various International Telecommunications Union (ITU) study groups in order to improve and modify current standards and recommendations for the telecommunications industry. Quality-of-service parameters for Class I, stringent class requirements for ITU-T I.356 are currently being debated. The experimental results presented will help to establish these quality-of-service thresholds. This material will also be useful in the development of the ITU-R WP-4B's Draft Preliminary New Recommendation on the Transmission of Asynchronous Transfer Mode Traffic via Satellite (Rec. S.atm).

  7. Spatiotemporal Features for Asynchronous Event-based Data

    Xavier eLagorce


    Full Text Available Bio-inspired asynchronous event-based vision sensors are currently introducing a paradigm shift in visual information processing. These new sensors rely on a stimulus-driven principle of light acquisition similar to biological retinas. They are event-driven and fully asynchronous, thereby reducing redundancy and encoding exact times of input signal changes, leading to a very precise temporal resolution. Approaches for higher-level computer vision often rely on the realiable detection of features in visual frames, but similar definitions of features for the novel dynamic and event-based visual input representation of silicon retinas have so far been lacking. This article addresses the problem of learning and recognizing features for event-based vision sensors, which capture properties of truly spatiotemporal volumes of sparse visual event information. A novel computational architecture for learning and encoding spatiotemporal features is introduced based on a set of predictive recurrent reservoir networks, competing via winner-take-all selection. Features are learned in an unsupervised manner from real-world input recorded with event-based vision sensors. It is shown that the networks in the architecture learn distinct and task-specific dynamic visual features, and can predict their trajectories over time.

  8. Design and test of asynchronous eSFQ circuits

    We designed and tested new energy-efficient single flux quantum (eSFQ) circuits. The eSFQ design approach is based on biasing logic gates via decision-making pairs (DMPs) which connect clock lines to synchronous gates. The eSFQ design of asynchronous gates is more challenging, since these gates are not clocked. We demonstrate eSFQ designs of asynchronous circuits and implemented two versions of eSFQ toggle flip-flops (eTFF) cells embedded in a synchronous shift register environment. The first design is based on the bias-free version of a TFF operating in the ballistic mode. In the second design, the TFFs dc bias is applied symmetrically, while the necessary half-quantum phase skew is achieved by magnetic flux bias, which can also be done with a pi-junction phase shifter. Surrounding shift registers are the eSFQ versions of the RSFQ shift register with two junctions per bit. In this work, we report the functional operation of these eSFQ circuits and their energy consumption. (paper)

  9. An Examination of Asynchronous Communication Experiences and Perspectives of Students in an Online Course: A Case Study.

    Vonderwell, Selma


    Explores asynchronous communication perspectives and experiences of undergraduate students in an online course. Interviews with 22 preservice teachers, student-to-instructor email transcripts, asynchronous discussion transcripts, and two independent reviewers' reviews of the asynchronous discussions were used to collect and analyze the data.…

  10. Economic viability, applications and limits of efficient permanent magnet motors - Summary and update; Wirtschaftlichkeit, Anwendungen und Grenzen von effizienten Permanent-Magnet-Motoren - Zusammenfassung und Update - Schlussbericht

    Lindegger, M. [Circle Motor AG, Guemligen (Switzerland); Biner, H.-P.; Evequoz, B. [Hochschule Westschweiz, Delemont (Switzerland); Salathe, D. [Hochschule Luzern Technik und Architektur, Horw (Switzerland)


    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), takes a look at the economic viability, applications and limits of efficient permanent magnet motors. Permanent magnet motors are compared with standard IEC asynchronous motors. In a theoretical part of the report, it is discussed how the increasing size of the motor influences efficiency, weight, volume and power. The results of practical tests carried out on six motors are presented. Three standard motors with varying efficiency were compared with three permanent-magnet motors for the power range around 3 kW. Market-oriented considerations concerning permanent-magnet motors are discussed. Operational criteria for the choice of the type of motor to be used are also examined.