Sample records for choshuki doyo seigyo

  1. Design and model experiments on thruster assisted mooring system; Futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu no thruster ni yoru choshuki doyo seigyo

    Nakamura, M.; Koterayama, W. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Research Inst. for Applied Mechanics; Kajiwara, H. [Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu (Japan). Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering; Hyakudome, T. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan)


    Described herein are dynamics and model experiments of the system in which positioning of a floating marine structure by mooring is combined with thruster-controlled positioning. Coefficients of dynamic forces acting on a floating structure model are determined experimentally and by the three-dimensional singularity distribution method, and the controller is designed by the PID, LQI and H{infinity} control theories. A model having a scale ratio of 1/100 was used for the experiments, where 2 thrusters were arranged in a diagonal line, one on the X-axis. It is found that the LQI and H{infinity} controllers of the thruster can control long-cycle rolling of the floating structure. They allow thruster control which is insensitive to wave cycle motion, and efficiently reduce positioning energy. The H{infinity} control regulates frequency characteristics of a closed loop more finely than the LQI control, and exhibits better controllability. 25 refs., 25 figs.

  2. Stability enhancement in a local power system using a multimachine control system taking primary power system fluctuations into consideration; Shukeito doyo wo koryo shita hatsudenki seigyo ni yoru taki rokaru keito anteika seigyo

    Otsuka, K.; Ishii, A. [Akita Univ. (Japan)] Morioka, Y. [Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Osaka (Japan)


    This paper investigates a multimachine control system based on the modern control theory to enhance the stability of a local multimachine power system connected to a large-scale primary power system. Most modern control theory-based designs have been proposed on the assumption of an infinite-scale primary power system, while in most actual power systems fairly large voltage and phase fluctuations are induced by various kinds of system`s faults. The local multimachine control system is then designed so as to be very effective in controlling the disturbances from the primary power system. The design is improved by using no assumption of the infinite-scale primary system. In the system design, moreover, a decentralized multimachine control system is proposed so that the control system for each machine can be designed independently from the others. It is demonstrated by computer simulations that the proposed system is effective and robust in stability enhancement by using an example of local power systems even when some fluctuations in the primary power system exist. 11 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Mine train control system by H{infinity} control; H{infinity} seigyo wo mochiita tanko makiage seigyo system

    Ouchi, s. [Tokai University, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Liu, K. [Chiba University, Chiba (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Sato, S. [Fuji Electric Corporate Research and Development, Ltd., Kanagawa (Japan); Mita, T. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Mine train control system is consisted of a winder, a train which transports many people to minebottom, and a long wire rope which connects a winder and a train. The mine train control system reported in this paper is the system with the longest rope of about 6700m in the world. This system often generate a rolling of train when the train stops at the station when using conventional control. In conventional systems, two mine train control systems of the length of 1/2 of all mining galleries were used in order to ristrict the rolling. In these systems, change time was necessary. However, this change time become unnecessary by using a system with the length of 6700m. When using this system, it is the main subject how to control the bigger rolling . We solved the problem on the rolling control of this system by using H{infinity} control, and got the result that the travel time of the train made 2/3 compared with that of the conventional systems using two mine train control systems, and the train speed of 420m/min which is the maximum speed in the world was achieved. 7 refs., 8 figs.

  4. DC servo motor control using digital signal processors; Digital keisoku seigyo. 6. DSP wo mochiita DC servo motor seigyo

    Sato, T. [Max Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A digital control development effort is introduced, citing a case of DSP (digital signal processor)-aided DC servo motor control for the flat head type pen plotter. In a real plotter, a complicated nonlinear problem will arise because the natural frequency varies dependent upon the pen position. For the inhibition of such vibration which occurs during acceleration and deceleration, nonlinear elements have to be taken into consideration at the designing stage. In this report, the effort is focused on motor axis control only, and the DC servo control problem is solved as a linear problem. A DSP board type DS1102 of the dSPACE Corporation is named for this work. Using this board, the C code is automatically generated out of a control block constructed through SIMULINK, and a real-time test is conducted after downloading the code to the DSP processor. Since the quantity of DC servo motor rotation is quantized in an encoder, the result would contain much error and cause instability in the control if the quantity as obtained was subjected to differential calculus. Such being the case, velocity data for the control in this report are acquired by use of an observer. (NEDO)

  5. Basic theory and the system configuration of vector control for induction machine. 2. System configuration of high performance vector control; Yudoki no vector seigyo no kiso to seigyo system no jissai kosei. 2. Koseino vector seigyo system no jissai kosei

    Kurosawa, R. [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Vector control is described as actually executed for an induction machine used in a large-capacity, high-performance steel rolling mill. A motor for a cold rolling mill for steel is required to respond to control rapidly and accurately despite of its very large capacity, and a several thousand kW motor needs to respond to a 60rad/sec control. In the vector control system configuration, a circulating current cycloconverter is used as the power converter, and a resolver as the speed sensor. Vector control or three-phase current control that demands a very rapid control is performed by a dedicated DSP, and the control of the circulating current in each phase, and the like, are processed by three 16-bit microcomputers. Current control is executed on the basis of the result of vector control computing. There is no stationary deviation in amplitude or phase as in the case of AC quantities control since the control operation is performed by dealing with the DC quantities on the M and T axes representing the values of magnetization direction and torque direction. 3 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Coordinated control of space-robots using angular velocity norm estimation; Kakusokudo norm suitei to sentan sokudo seigyo ni yoru kyocho seigyo

    Taniwaki, S.; Matsunaga, S.; Okami, Y. [Tokyo Inst. of Tech. (Japan)


    This paper proposes a coordinated control method based on the norm estimation of the angular velocity of the satellite attitude and the control of the head speed of the manipulator. In this method, the angular velocity norm of the satellite attitude is estimated in real time from the target value of the head speed of the manipulator, i.e. the target payload speed during a coordinated control operation in which the variation of the inertial parameters of a space robot is compensated, and the head speed of the manipulator is controlled by using this estimated value. This enables the variation of the attitude of the satellite body to be within a permissible range. The restriction on the manipulator control speed at this time is alleviated more than that satisfying the Lyapunov stability conditions, so that the operability of the manipulator is improved. The effectiveness of this method was ascertained by a numerical simulation. The attitude variation could be within a permissible range by correcting the head speed of the manipulator so that the estimated value became not higher than a permissible range. 7 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. Four-quadrant speed control circuit of DC servo motor using integrated voltage control method; Den`atsu sekibunchi seigyo wo mochoiita chokuryu dendoki no shishogen sokudo seigyo

    Okui, H. [Osaka polytechnic College, Osaka (Japan); Irie, H. [Osaka Electro-Communication Univ., Osaka (Japan)


    The Two-Quadrant chopper is constructed by using smoothing reactor in common of the step-down chopper and step-up chopper of the DC chopper. Furthermore, since the circuit connected in bridge type by using these two groups has both of positive and negative voltage from DC source and can supplies the current from positive and negative directions for load, it is called in general as the Four-Quadrant chopper. As the Four-Quadrant chopper may supply and regenerate power, it works as power amplifier with high efficiency. In this paper, the speed control circuit of DC servo motor using Four-Quadrant integrated voltage control circuit is described. The speed control circuit is composed of simple circuits of one adder integrator and four hysteresis comparators. The Four-Quadrant speed control circuit has a DC motor speed feedback loop and a voltage feedback loop which connects with AC, it plays the Four-Quadrant speed control without current inspection. The speed control characteristics with no steady state error over four quadrants may be obtained, changing of the quadrant is smooth and transition response is rapid. 9 refs., 11 figs.

  8. Leading research on cell proliferation regulation technology; Saibo zoshoku seigyo gijutsu no sendo kenkyu



    For developing intelligent material, animal test alternative model, bio-cell analysis equipment, self-controlling bio-reactor and medical material, development of functional cells was studied by cell proliferation regulation technology. In fiscal 1996, the expression analysis and separation technology of specific gene for cell proliferation, and the intracellular regulation technology were surveyed from the viewpoint of intracellular regulation. The cell proliferation regulation technology by specific regulating material of cells, extracellular matrix, coculture system and embryonic cell was surveyed from the viewpoint of extracellular regulation. In addition, based on these survey results, new cell culture/analysis technology, new bio-material, artificial organ system, energy saving bio-reactor, environment purification microorganism, and animal test alternative model were surveyed as applications to industrial basic technologies from a long-term viewpoint. The approach to cell proliferation regulation requires preparation of a concrete proliferation regulation technology system of cells, and concrete application targets. 268 refs., 43 figs., 4 tabs.

  9. Research and development of heat storage control system. Chikunetsu seigyo system no kenkyu kaihatsu

    Tsuyuguchi, Y. (The Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)); Kamimura, K.; Yamada, N. (Yamatake-Honey Well Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Kato, A.; Inooka, T.; Sakurai, H.


    This paper describes a control system developed to raise the efficiency of utilizing heat storage tank in a heat storage air conditioning facility. This system functions to suppress a daytime peak power consumption to level off the power load and raise nighttime operation of heat source machines based on prediction on thermal and electric loads in a building and an evaluation on the heat storage potential. The paper summarizes a method to predict loads of up to 24 hours ahead at starting the nighttime heat storage, and a method to evaluate processible heat amount (heat storage potential) from measurements of water temperatures in the heat storage tanks. A demonstration test has been carried out for three months to verify the functions of this system using a heat storage air conditioning facility in a building (with a total floor area of 7400 m{sup 2}). The system was operated automatically after the control devices were installed, the sensors were adjusted, and data necessary for the load prediction were collected (taking about 10 days). There has been no necessity of adjusting the operating conditions during the test. 10 figs.

  10. Leading research on artificial techniques controlling cellular function; Saibo zoshoku seigyo gijutsu no sendo kenkyu



    Advanced research and its applicability were surveyed to apply the advanced functional cells to industry. The basic target was set to develop, produce, control and utilize the functional cells, such as intelligent materials and self-regulation bioreactors. The regulation factors regarding apotosis, which is a process of cell suicide programmed within the cell itself of multicellular organisms, cell cycle and aging/ageless were investigated. Furthermore, the function of regulatory factors was investigated at the protein level. Injection of factors regulating cellular function and tissue engineering required for the regulation of cell proliferation were investigated. Tissue engineering is considered to be the intracellular regulation by gene transduction and the extracellular regulation by culture methods, such as coculture. Analysis methods for cell proliferation and function of living cells were investigated using the probes recognizing molecular structure. Novel biomaterials, artificial organ systems, cellular therapy and useful materials were investigated for utilizing the regulation techniques of cell proliferation. 425 refs., 85 figs., 9 tabs.

  11. Study of fast control of optical polarization; Henko jotai no kosoku seigyo hoshiki no kento

    Kurono, M. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    To develop a control method of SOP (state of optical polarization) for coping with the polarization fluctuation velocity of OPGW (optical ground wire), fast control techniques of optical polarization was investigated using electro-optic devices. Based on the results, polarization control equipment was designed. Birefringence in the applied electric field is utilized for the polarization control using electro-optic devices. High electric field region with long configuration by the electric fields intersecting at right angles to the optical pass is effective for enhancing the voltage sensitivity. A z-propagation bulk-type LN (LiNbO3; lithium niobate) crystal was employed, to examine size and voltage which can ensure the phase shift angle required for the polarization control. As a result, the size of 40 mm length and 1 mm thickness and the voltage of about 500 V at the wavelength of 1.55 {mu}m were obtained, which was feasible to be installed. A structure of the element with four electrodes on each face was proposed. When the applied voltage was controlled, the principal axis angle of birefringence was a half of the electric field rotating angle, and the phase shift angle was in proportion to the strength of electric field. It was theoretically clarified that the simultaneous controls of the both can be performed. Thus, the fast polarization control coping with the polarization fluctuation velocity of OPGW was revaluated. 30 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  12. Development and demonstration of optical polarization controller; Hikari henpa seigyo sochi no kaihatsu to jissho

    Kurono, M. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    If fiber transmission light can be controlled in a stabilized polarization state, realization of coherent optical communication is anticipated. In the case of adopting it to OPGW, however, it is necessary to compensate high speed polarization variation caused by lightning strike. But this was difficult in the conventional method. Accordingly, a high speed polarization control method was proposed which uses an electric effect of lithium niobate (LN) crystals. In the study, a polarization control unit was manufactured based on the method proposed and the performance was demonstrated. As a result of measuring output light with input light changed in every state of polarization, the object horizontal polarization component obtained a stabilized light intensity at {+-}0.1dB, and a light intensity of the component slipped out of the horizontal polarization was suppressed under -20dB. To cope with the polarization variation by lightning strike, it is necessary to make the control delay 10{mu}sec or below, and improvement in processing unit, etc. may make it possible since LN crystals respond below 1{mu}sec. High speed control of the infinitely continuing arbitrary polarization variation became possible. 14 refs., 19 figs.

  13. Decentralized load frequency control on each power plant. Hatsudensho level ni okeru bunsangata fuka shuhasu seigyo

    Tanaka, E.; Hasegawa, J. (HOkkaido Universtiy, Sapporo (Jpaan))


    Because of relatively decreasing hydraulic power plants, it becomes difficult to secure an electric power capacity needed for load frequency control of the electric power system. Accordingly, application is studied of the modern control theory based on a state equation instead of the classic control theory. To improve control characteristic by transmitting as little information as possible, decentralized control on each power plant level is studied and applied to a model. The following is a summarized conclusion: By detecting by an integral compensator and controlling variables which are equal to voltage phase angle deviations, frequency deviations or interchange power deviations can be controlled without information on interconnected-power-line tide deviations or interchange power deviations. Designing and practical operation of this system are easy because the control system is structured by the information including frequency deviations only from each power plant. Moreover, if some state variables are not available, the control system can be designed with a dynamic compensator. 6 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. AFC applied to HVDC interconnected systems and multivariable control. Chokuryu renkeiyo AFC to tahensu seigyo

    Hatano, M. (Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Tsumenaga, M. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    Together with a growth of the power demand as well as becoming to be a higher degree and diversification of the social function, the power system has been getting more and more complicated. By the digital technology, which has remarkably developed in recent years, in addition, the control theory in a high level, which had been hard to be handled by the conventional technology, has become possible to be applied for the control devices, also in the control system of the power system. In this paper, an example applied the multivariable control, the modern control theory has been utilized, for the automatic frequency control(AFC) of the HVDC interconnected systems, which connect two power systems, is introduced. In order to verify the control performance of AFC applied the multivariable control, in addition, the AFC device is manufactured, and then the simulation is performed by combining it with the power system simulator simulated two AC systems and one DC interconnected system. When the multivariable controlled AFC is compared with the conventional AFC as for the frequency fluctuation, it is clearly found that the control performance of the former is better than the latter. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Variable-speed drive and control systems for rolling mills; Atsuenkiyo drive seigyo system

    Kasai, T.; Tochigi, T. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The drive systems of large rolling mills is of a cycloconverter type, a GTO (gate turn-off thyristor) type or high-voltage IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) type. Drive systems for bar, rod and pipe mills use three and/or two level IGBT inverters. This paper describes recent technical trends of drives and control systems in rolling mills, including each drive application and the PLC (programmable controller) and HCI (human communication interface) controlling the total rolling mill line. (author)

  16. System to control large billet rolling facilities; Ogata biretto atsuen setsubi seigyo system



    A system to control large billet rolling facilities was delivered. This system consists of a GTO inverter and a cycloconverter for a large rolling machine, IGBT inverters for auxiliary machines, programmable controllers (ICS-2500), man-machine interfaces (PMS-2500), and a computer for control (DC/90). It has realized fully automatic operation based on the operation supporting data. Its main functions are as follows: (1) fully automatic control of a shifting reverse rolling machine, (2) automatic size control to control rolling sizes of products by using recorded data of sizes and temperatures, (3) automatic heating control to heat materials to targeted temperatures during rolling, (4) automatic calculation of cutting patterns of materials to be rolled, and fully automatic cutting control, and (5) fully automatic control of transportation of materials to a targeted position. (NEDO)

  17. Expectation for development of control system technology; Seigyo system gijutsu no hatten ni kitaisuru

    Sekiguchi, T. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    This paper views control system technologies. Recent control devices are applicable for construction of small-size light- weight space-saving flexible systems, and reinforced by multi-processor and fast CPU. Protocol standardization is in promotion for control devices, while those are subjected to fierce competition. It is sure that Japanese standards are behind in authorization as international standard. The nurture of technical seeds is also important toward the 21th century, and there are some movements toward the future on production technology of control devices. FB (function block) which describes a control system by event flow and data flow, and expresses a system element by event between I/O terminals and transducer of data as block is expected as new system construction technology. Since the safety design of sequential control circuits frequently becomes large in size, productivity improvement of software is very important. The demand for well-made theoretical systematic safety design is increasing for control circuits. (NEDO)

  18. Artificial control of biocatalytic reaction; Seitai shokubai hanno no jin`iteki seigyo

    Nakamura, K. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Institute for Chemical Research


    Selective composition of optically active compounds by use of biocatalysts is discussed. No search is made for any particular microbes or enzymes, but predetermined ones are used. For an increase in the selective yield of L-type carnitine by reducing 4-chloroacetoacetic acid ester using baker`s yeast, the ester length should be enlarged to that of octyl ester. Just as in this case, steric control by ground substance modification is often effective. Lipase helps on esterification which is contrary to hydrolysis in an organic solvent and, even in the optical division in this process, steric control by ground substance modification (for example by changing the structure of the acyl section) is effective. Immobilization of biocatalysts for use in reaction occasionally exerts some effect on stereoselectivity. Two types of enzymes may be participating in a reaction and inhibiting selectivity, and then a two-layer system of water and organic solvent may be effective in performing steric control over the situation. Another measure is to inhibit the activity of either of the two enzymes by use of a selective inhibitor utilizing enzyme reaction. The kind of solvent is also an influential factor. 11 refs., 7 figs.

  19. Development of a platoon driving AHS; AHS jikkensha ni okeru gunsoko seigyo no kaihatsu

    Seto, Y.; Inoue, H. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Nissan and the Public Work Research Institute of the Ministry of Construction are developing an Automated Highway System. We are investigating a longitudinal control system in AHS. In this paper, a vehicle control method using two actuators an engine and a brake, is described. Experimental and simulated results are shown. A Platoon driving control method using road-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communication is described. And the influence of the communication on the control performance is shown by experiments and simulation. The effects of the communication device and control device mentioned above are verified by experimental results in an AHS field test conducted in September 1996 on a dosed highway. 5 refs., 8 figs.

  20. Aerodynamic noise suppression using pile-fabrics; Jumo wo mochiita kuriki soon no seigyo shuho

    Nishioka, M. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The paper explained a study of technology of aerodynamic noise suppression by vorticity operation. It is known that an owl flies quiet without making big noise even when it is flying flapping its wings. In a picture taken of the instant when an owl flies for game, it was found that the lower side of wing is covered with comparatively long high-density feathers. The author paid attention to it and conducted the experimental study on the reduction of aerodynamic noise using pile fabric. As a result, it was found that the aerodynamic noise can be controlled when relaxing vorticity around the object by covering the surface of the object exposed to the flow with pile fabric. The flow around the fabric element of pile fabric is the flow of the low Reynolds number. It is thought that the drag is proportional to viscosity coefficient and local speed. Pile fabric works as such a resistor and has a function to relax vorticity. When the soft pile fabric is displaced by flow, additional transfer of energy and momentum occurs. By making simulation with no consideration of it, the study is being proceeded with. (NEDO)

  1. Surface design of powder by precise modification; Kotai hyomen no seimitsuna kaishitsu seigyo

    Chikazawa, Masatoshi


    The progress of the recent technology is it in high performance, the one manufactured by development of the high function material. It is skillful, and the nature of this effective material is greatly influenced by the various materialities of the raw material powder and a function again. Therefore, the moment it diversifies all the more from now on, a demand for the raw material powder is thought to become more precise control than the thing of the materiality of the powder and the function. Precise quality function technology on the surface of the powder which should make the materiality of the purpose and a functional expression possible is very important to meet such a requirement. Quality silica powder is used as the sample, and you must investigate about the micro-mechanism of the water control by effective based quality of surface from such a position. (NEDO)

  2. Crude unit automatic crude switch control using. Multivariable predictive control technology; Joatsu joryu sochi no gen`yu kirikae jidoka. Tahensu seigyo to kisetsu seigyo system ni yoru saiteki unten

    Ageishi, N. [Yamatake-Honeywell Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper describes automatic crude oil switching control for normal pressure distilling equipment used in oil refineries. Crude oil has been switched several times a week, where an operator has made adjustment manually at each time of the switching. Operation frequency was high, much labor was required, and loss was produced due to excess quality. The present attempt has realized an optimum operation by introducing multivariable crude oil switching technology and combining it with the existing advanced control technology. Because the realized technology automatically detects the crude oil switching which does not require input of yield data of crude oil to be processed based on a production plan, there is no need of TBP slope estimation, and control mode switching by an operator based thereon, or feed-forward by using data of crude oil nature. The technology is also capable of dealing with crude oil switching having large yield variation. Operating conditions are adjusted automatically based on the nature estimation, hence no manual adjustment is required. Loss due to excess quality can be minimized. Time to adjust the switching can be decreased. Effectiveness of this system was verified in a wide range from normal operation to unsteady state in crude oil switching. 3 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Engine and automatic transmission control system based on estimated turbine torque; Turbine torque suiteichi ni motozuku engine AT sogo seigyo

    Kuriyama, M.; Sasaki, K.; Ueno, T.; Nishizato, T. [Mazda Motor Corp., Hiroshima (Japan)


    Conventional automatic transmission control systems have required complicated correction means to correspond to changes in operating environments and operating conditions. In order to correspond to these changes simply and precisely, a method was developed to control engine torque during a speed change and coupling oil pressure based on estimated turbine torque. This control system estimates engine output torque itself which varies under different conditions, and converts it to a turbine torque to have changes in the operating environments and operating conditions converge into the estimated turbine torque. Then inertia phasing time and an optimal value of the turbine torque during the inertia phasing are included as a targeted control value. The amount of control is decided from the estimated turbine torque and driving conditions, as well as respective operation models for the automatic transmission and the engine, thus the targeted control value can be realized with high accuracy. As a result, stabilized shift quality may be materialized even if the engine torque changes because of changes in temperatures and atmospheric pressures. 10 figs.

  4. Microstructure control and superplastic property of zirconia dispersed alumina ceramics; Zirconia tenka aruminakei ceramics no bikozo seigyo to chososei tokusei

    Sakka, Y.; Susuki, T.; Nakano, K.; Hiraga, K. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tsukuba (Japan)


    Superplasticity provides the possibility of high-temperature deformation processing of dense ceramics that has advantages of greater shape formability with better dimensional accuracy. To enhance the tensile ductility, microstructural design is required to get a fine grain size that is stable against coarsening during deformation at high- temperatures. Zirconia particle dispersed alumina is known to be effective in suppressing grain growth but the initial grain size of alumina reaches about 1pm using a conventional dry processing. In the present study, zirconia dispersed alumina composites were produced by colloidal process. Well-dispersed slurries consisting of {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and ZrO{sub 2} fine powders were prepared by adjusting the pH value or adding appropriate amounts of polyelectrolyte. The slurries were consolidated by slip casting, followed by isostatic pressing (CIP). The consolidated bodies have small pore size and narrow pore size distribution, which enabled sintering at low-temperature of 1,400degreeC and resulted in the desired fine-grained microstructure. It is demonstrated that large tensile elongation exceeding 550% can be obtained for the colloidally processed samples owing to dense, fine-grained and homogeneous microstructure. (author)

  5. Bibration suppression control for motor drive system with torsional shaft and backlash; Backlash jukukei no seishin seigyo

    Wu, Y.; Fujikawa, K.; Kobayashi, H. [Toyo Electric Mfg. Co. Ltd., Kanagawa (Japan)


    With the development of such control elements as power elements, micro-computers, and DSP (digital signal processor), novel low cost control methods to which modern control theory is applied have been developed. As instances of the application, motor drive systems in the field of industrial plants and industrial robots are taken up. Vibration of the torsional vibration gear occurs in this system. Vibration control of multiple torsional shaft including backlash is an indispensable technology for the improvements of productivity and product quality. The proposed system performs PD (proportion-differential) feedback of the gear torque estimated by the disturbance observer to compensate gear backlash, and has a simple structure. Conventional PID (proportion-integral-differential) control and this method are compared by simulation and experiments, and the effectiveness of the proposed system is confirmed. 11 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Neuro-fuzzy control of weld pool in pulsed MIG welding; MIG yosetsu yoyuchi no neuro-fuzzy seigyo

    Kaneko, Y.; Oshima, K.; Iisaka, T. [Saitama Univ. Saitama (Japan); Yamane, S. [Maizuru College of Technology, Kyoto (Japan)


    Sensing and fuzzy control of weld pool by the use of neural network are investigated as a part of study on an intelligent welding robot. Using neural network, a method is proposed for the estimation of the weld pool depth, which is difficult to be measured directly by sensors, using the data on the welding surface (surface shape of the weld pool, welding current, and groove gap). The dynamic system of the weld depth is expressed by neural network. A fuzzy controller is used to control the welding current so that the depth obtained by neural network may become constant. The performance of the fuzzy controller is dependent on the law of control and fuzzy variables. The law of control is structured with the controller designing knowledge of the modern control theory, and the fuzzy variables are structured by the knowledge and experience of the experts. A welding experiment is performed with variable groove gaps to confirm the effectiveness of the dynamic model of the welding depth which employs neural network. 10 refs., 13 figs.

  7. Progress of automated control. ; History, present states and future prospect. Jido seigyo no shinten. ; Rekishi genjo soshite shorai

    Harashima, F. (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science)


    History of automatic control having started from introduction to chemical industry and come to modern control theory is outlined. It is shown that effective functioning of a control system inevitably calls for a feed-back control system. While precision, response speed and robustness are adopted as indexes for performance evaluation of a control system in many cases, realization of high-grade information processing using computers has enabled constitution of a control system, typically adaption control system, excellent in all of these three indexes. Further toward realization of intelligent control systems, recognization of external world by the system, understanding of humanity, expression and understanding by natural languages, and understanding of human behaviour have become the objects of study. Future robot engineering is also referred to. 3 refs., 4 figs.

  8. Application of modern control theory to variable-speed drive. Gendai seigyo riron no kudo system eno oyo

    Tanisaka, A.; Yano, K.; Umida, H. (Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))


    Application of a modern control theory to drive systems for industrial facilities was reviewed. On a modern control theory, an observer, LQI control (integral optimum regulator), model following control, and adaptive identification were discussed briefly. The following were given as application examples of a modern control theory to practical facilities, the control for depressing impact drop in mill driving for steel rolling, the control for depressing axial torsional vibration in motor connected with load through a low stiffness axis, the control for depressing tension vibration developed in steel plates during cold rolling, the autotuning of parameters, and the instantaneous speed detection in combination of mean speed detection, disturbance torque observer and instantaneous speed calculation. In addition, as new trials for the drive systems, parametrization of three-freedom control systems and adaptive control in vector control were discussed. 9 refs., 21 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Latest technologies for process control and automation in blast furnace; Korosogyo wo sasaeru saishin no purosesu seigyo to jidoka gijutsu

    Maki, Y. [Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Tokyo (Japan); Inayama, A. [Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Tokyo (Japan).Chiba Works; Ino, K. [Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Tokyo (Japan). Mizushima Works


    Kawasaki Steel has modernized blast furnace control systems featuring an integrated instrumentation and electrical system for each sub-process, a human-machine interface through a single window, and a distributed process computer system. A furnace diagnosis system, which has been known as 'GO-STOP system', has been developed to a knowledge-based system that enables to provide appropriate action guidance. For the burden distribution control, controllability and flexibility have been improved by the use of a bell-less-top charging device. For hot stove control, the automatic setting of a combustion gas flow rate and improved efficiency have been achieved by a fuzzy control system. Furthermore, the remote operation of cast house equipment has been realized and contributed to improve the working environment and the efficient operation at Chiba Works No. 6 blast furnace. (author)

  10. Regulation of IGFBP-1 gene expression by amino acids; Tanpakushitsu / aminosan ni yoru IGFBP-1 idenshi no hatsugen seigyo

    Takenaka, A. [Yamagata Univ. (Japan)


    IGFBP-1 is selected as a model, whose gene expression is regulated by dietary protein and amino acid, to outline the transcription regulating mechanism. Investigation is made to see if there is any IGFBP whose synthesis activity varies when the amount and nutritive value of dietary protein is varied. As a result, it is found that the IGFBP-1 concentration in the blood and mRNA in the liver increase largely corresponding to the decrease of the amount of dietary protein. At this time the transcription rates of IGFBP-1 gene in livers of rats increase in like manner, revealing that decrease of the amount of dietary protein has effect on the transcription process of IGFBP-1 genes. It is shown that liver cells increase IGFBP-1 synthesis in response to `deficiency of the amount of amino acid` in the transcription level. Reports are made on the results of studies on the transcription regulation of IGFBP-1 genes and the molecular structure of IGGBP-1 gene expression regulation by amino acid. 10 refs., 3 figs.

  11. Theoretical equation for frequency responses of thyristor-controlled reactor; Thyristor seigyo reactor no shuhasu tokusei ni taisuru rironshiki

    Kakimoto, N.; Nakamura, M.; Nagai, T. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)


    In power systems, power electronics apparatuses such as static var compensators (SVC) and thyristor-controlled series capacitors (TCSC) have been introduced. SVC and TCSC both consist of a thyristor-controlled reactor (TCR) in parallel with capacitor banks. By adjusting the current through the reactor with the thyristors, we can change their reactances at a fundamental frequency. However, their admittances at other frequencies are important in studies of harmonic resonance and subsynchronous resonance. The admittance of a capacitor is clear, so we study that of TCR. First, we calculate its admittance by superimposing a small voltage of a frequency on the fundamental voltage, and then extracting the current change of the frequency. The conventional theoretical equations prove to be applicable only to the fundamental and the harmonic frequencies. TCR has conductance, and it can take negative. values at other frequencies. We derive a theoretical equation applicable to general frequencies. The admittance is a function of the frequency and the firing angle. For the harmonic frequencies, it also depends on the phase difference between the fundamental and superimposed voltages. Lastly, we compare it with the simulation result to show the validity of the theoretical equation. 10 refs., 6 figs.

  12. Optimum differential terms for lateral motion control performance on the vehicle; Yokoundo seigyo seino ni oyobosu hisenkei bibunko no saitekika

    Miyamori, A. [Japan Consumer Information Center, Tokyo (Japan); Nakaya, H. [Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    As general knowledge, the lateral control performance of vehicle improves as differential terms increases. But subjective rating has its limits of effect. The coefficient of differential terms and saturated steer angle velocity were set up using the experimental vehicle in several steps. Consequently, the optimum range, that subjective and objective rating were compatible, were made clear. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Simulation of speed control in acceleration mode of a heavy duty vehicle; Ogatasha no kasokuji ni okeru shasoku seigyo simulation

    Endo, S.; Ukawa, H. [Isuzu Advanced Engineering Center, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Sanada, K.; Kitagawa, A. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    A control law of speed of a heavy duty vehicle in acceleration mode is presented, which is an extended version of a control law in deceleration mode proposed by the authors. The control law is based on constant acceleration strategy. Using the control law, target velocity and target distance can be performed. Both control laws for acceleration and deceleration mode can be represented by a unified mathematical formulae. Some simulation results are shown to demonstrate the control performance. 7 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Boundary layer control and profile drag of stationkeeping airships; Teiryugata hikosen no kyokaiso seigyo to keijo teiko

    Matsuuchi, K.; Yamamura, N. [University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan); Eguchi, Y. [Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Adachi, T. [Osaka Sangyo Univ., Osaka (Japan); Onda, M. [Mechanical Engineering Lab., Tokyo (Japan)


    Our aim is to optimize the aerodynamic shape of airships, which cruise at high Reynolds number. A cryogenic wind tunnel is used to achieve the desired flow. In the present paper we discuss the drag coefficient for airship models incorporating suction slots, for the purpose of boundary layer control. The pressure distributions on the models are measured over a wide range of Reynolds number for various suction discharges. By integrating the pressure distributions, it was found that the profile drag could be reduced using boundary layer control as low as the theoretical limit. Furthermore, the flow patterns around the models can be classified into four categories. The relationship between suction and surface velocity was also examined, which is critical in understanding drag reduction. 7 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Block engineering to improve control software development; Block engineering ni yoru seigyo software no kaihatsu koritsu kojo

    Fukuzumi, M.; Shimada, Y. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The integrated program development support tool D300win of the MICREX-SX series has offered innovative development environments to improve efficiency in making control programs, such as adopting the international standard language IEC61131-3, modularizing programs, and introducing structural programming. Among these, the method of recycling control programs by means of function blocks (FBs) has a possibility of rapidly increasing the productivity of control programs. This paper introduces a method of block engineering to structure control programs by combining FBs hierarchically prepared. (author)

  16. Autonomous navigation of the vehicle with vision system. Vision system wo motsu sharyo no jiritsu soko seigyo

    Yatabe, T.; Hirose, T.; Tsugawa, S. (Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan))


    As part of the automatic driving system researches, a pilot driverless automobile was built and discussed, which is equipped with obstacle detection and automatic navigating functions without depending on ground facilities including guiding cables. A small car was mounted with a vision system to recognize obstacles three-dimensionally by means of two TV cameras, and a dead reckoning system to calculate the car position and direction from speeds of the rear wheels on a real time basis. The control algorithm, which recognizes obstacles and road range on the vision and drives the car automatically, uses a table-look-up method that retrieves a table stored with the necessary driving amount based on data from the vision system. The steering uses the target point following method algorithm provided that the has a map. As a result of driving tests, useful knowledges were obtained that the system meets the basic functions, but needs a few improvements because of it being an open loop. 36 refs., 22 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Study on automatic tuning of ship`s PID regulators; Hakuyo seigyo system no gain jido chosei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Nakatani, T. [Toyama Mercantile Marine College, Toyama (Japan); Otsu, K.; Moriyoshi, N. [Tokyo Univ. of Mercantile Marine, Tokyo (Japan); Okazaki, T. [Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)


    Proportional, integral and derivative (PID) controls are used for a steering system and a main engine control unit installed in a vessel. Among them, this paper describes effectiveness of a PID gain tuning method using a limit cycle by means of relay control which is safer and simpler than conventional limit sensitivity methods. The present method was applied to an actual marine control system to conduct an actual vessel experiment. As a result of applying the method to a bow azimuth control system using a rudder, a new azimuth setting was set with an overshoot of 1.6 degrees in a ten-degree azimuth changing experiment. With respect to direction maintaining steering performance, the present method was capable of controlling the direction at a speed loss to about 80% of the ship`s autopilot. As a result of applying the method to a bow azimuth control system using a bow thruster, direction maintaining and changing control was realized in a low speed range in which rudder effect is lost. As a result of applying it to a main engine governor system and performing control of main engine rotation speed, it was found possible to derive control gains in a safe state without applying an excessive load to the main engine both under load and no load conditions. 14 refs., 8 figs., 11 tabs.

  18. Study on molecular controlled mining system of methane hydrate; Methane hydrate no bunshi seigyo mining ni kansuru kenkyu

    Kuriyagawa, M.; Saito, T.; Kobayashi, H.; Karasawa, H.; Kiyono , F.; Nagaoki, R.; Yamamoto, Y.; Komai, T.; Haneda, H.; Takahashi, Y. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan); Nada, H. [Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo (Japan)


    Basic studies are conducted for the collection of methane from the methane hydrate that exists at levels deeper than 500m in the sea. The relationship between the hydrate generation mechanism and water cluster structure is examined by use of mass spectronomy. It is found that, among the stable liquid phase clusters, the (H2O)21H{sup +} cluster is the most stable. Stable hydrate clusters are in presence in quantities, and participate in the formation of hydrate crystal nuclei. For the elucidation of the nucleus formation mechanism, a kinetic simulation is conducted of molecules in the cohesion system consisting of water and methane molecules. Water molecules that array near methane molecules at the normal pressure is disarrayed under a higher pressure for rearray into a hydrate structure. Hydrate formation and breakdown in the three-phase equilibrium state of H2O, CH4, and CO2 at a low temperature and high pressure are tested, which discloses that supercooling is required for formation, that it is possible to extract CH4 first for replacement by guest molecule CO2 since CO2 is stabler than CH4 at a lower pressure or higher temperature, and that formation is easier to take place when the grain diameter is larger at the formation point since larger grain diameters result in a higher formation temperature. 3 figs.

  19. Constant-torque control of turbomachines. 2nd Report. Engine-driven pumps; Turbo kikai no jiku torque ittei seigyo. 2. Nainen kikan kudo pump no baai

    Kawaguchi, K.; Kamata, I.; Asanagi, T. [Ebara Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Tanokura, A. [Ebara Densan Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Report is made about the experimental application of the turbomachine constant-torque control method to an internal combustion engine-driven high specific speed pump. The apparatus for the experiment comprised a test pump, driver (diesel engine), fluid coupling, torque meter, function generator, suction tank, etc., all satisfying the prescribed specifications. In this control method, the number of rotations, which gives preset torque values in response to the pump operating head, is predetermined by use of the total pump head/flow rate and torque/flow rate characteristics of the test pump, and then signals specifying the required rotation are sent to the rotation number adjuster via a function generator. When this method is compared with the method in which the pump rotation number is kept constant, it is found that this method remarkably increases the flow rate for the same head as in the other method, prevents the driver from overload in case of low flow rate, and suppresses the required NPSH (net positive suction head) from enlargement before and after the maximum efficiency point. 1 ref., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Improvement of active safety by active front steering angle and torque control; Soda tokusei kahen seigyo i yoru yobo anzensei no kojo

    Amano, Y.; Doi, S. [Toyota Central Research and Development Labs., Inc., Aichi (Japan); Kawaguchi, H. [Toyota Motor Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)


    This paper reports an example of experiments which discussed improvement of active safety of automobile steering by variably controlling the steering characteristics. The experiments used a driving simulator, and assumed two types of gear ratio, one is yaw rate steady gain being kept constant, and another is lateral acceleration steady gain being kept constant. The experiments consisted of a constant speed driving experiment on a straight line course accompanying lane change and lateral disturbance, and an acceleration and deceleration driving experiment on a course where lane change is performed continuously. In the constant speed driving and during the acceleration, the driver is easily inured to gear changing, and can perform course follow-up and disturbance rectification without a problem. Making the steady gain constant only by changing the gear ratio causes a condition which makes driving difficult during deceleration. An experiment to control constant even the dynamic characteristics of a vehicle against speed revealed that a case of making the yaw rate characteristic constant facilitates the steering, and a case of making the lateral acceleration characteristic constant may easily cause oversteering during the deceleration. 4 refs., 12 figs.

  1. Digital speed control of 2-mass systems with a tortional torque observer; Jiku nejire hanryoku observer wo mochiita nikansei kyoshinkei no digital sokudo seigyo

    Hanamoto, T.; Tanaka, Y.; Karube, I.; Mochizuki, T. [Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu (Japan)


    Recently, many researches for vibration suppression control of 2-mass systems have been reported because the effects of non-stiff coupling cannot be ignored when a faster speed response is required for motor driving systems. An observer based approach is one of the representative methods to suppress the vibration which assumes that the disturbance torque changes very slowly, or even is constant during the sampling period, and uses a disturbance observer to estimate the torsional torque. And the systems are almost analyzed as continuous time ones. But in case that the system is composed of small equipment, the resonance frequency becomes high enough to be close to the sampling frequency of the speed detector, so we have to use high gains for the observer with the result that the noise and parameter error have strong effects on the calculation of the observer. In this paper, treating the system as a discrete time one, we propose a novel vibration suppression control method. Assuming that the torsional torque is composed of a periodic component and dc component, we use PI type controller for the speed control system and feed the estimation torque forward to the current reference to suppress the vibration. Experimental results show the validity of the proposal method. 12 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Engine and automatic transmission control system based on estimated turbine torque; Tabin toruku suiteichi ni motozuku engine/AT sogo seigyo

    Kuriyama, M.; Sasaki, K.; Ueno, T.; Nishizato, T. [Mazda Motor Co. Ltd., Hiroshima (Japan)


    Nowaday, higher quality is required for cars. Among these requirements, automatic transmission (AT) has been realized to improve running performance and shaft quality and so forth by the adaptation of electric control and engine torque control and others. However, as these control methods correspond to each changes individually which is operating environment (atmospheric pressure and temperature and others) and driving condition (shift pattern and others), it is necessary to establish complicated conditions. In order to realize further quality improvement, the improvement of control method is necessary. The present control system of AT needs to follow complicated revision steps to deal with changes of driving condition and operating environment. Therefore, authors have developed a new control system, that is, engine torque/AT operation pressure integrated control system based on estimated turbine torque, in which these changes are dealt with more precisely and simply. In this report, the outline of this newly developed control system is summarized. 10 figs.

  3. Development and application of controlled source audiofrequency magneto telluric method. Results of experiment at Akagi, Sakurajima, Kuju volcanos. Shingogen seigyo chijikichidenryuho (CSAMT-ho) no kaihatsuto oyo

    Kusunoki, Ken' ichiro; Suzuki, Koichi


    Central Reserch Inst. of Electric Power Industry has carried out prospecting experiments, in various places, with magneto telluric method (MT method) which employs natural electromagnetic wave, and has confirmed the effectiveness of the method in estimation for location of faults, distribution range of rocks, and structure of geothermal sources. With increase in accuracy, the MT method, which was suitable for the approximate prospecting in wide areas, was considered to become useful for determination of detailed geothermal structures directly under prospective points of geothermal wells. For the increase in accuracy, it was necessary to increase the kind and intensity of electromagnetic wave. Consequently, we developed, first as domestically, an unit of controlled source audiofrequency magneto telluric method. The unit, generating artificially electromagnetic wave, is useful for underground structure prospecting. Fundamental experiment on transmission and reception of electromagnetic wave was carried out as preparations for full-scale prospecting, then the structures of volcanos were prospected resulting in the determination of thickness distribution of shirasu layers and heat transfer route from magma reservoirs up to ground surface. (19 figs, 11 refs)

  4. Synthesis of materials under magnetic field and magnetic control of gas flow and combustion; Jibachu no busshitsu gosei oyobi jiba wo riyoshita kitairyu nensho seigyo

    Wakayama, N. [National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan)


    This paper presents recent research results on a magnetic field effect caused by another kind of magnetic force excluding an MHD effect. All of these researches have been conducted by using electromagnets or strong permanent magnets (Fe-Nd-B system). Even diamagnetic material which was considered to be poor in magnetic field effect because of its small magnetic force shows a large magnetic field effect at 0-1.5T. Some researches are as follows: transport of bubbles by magnetic buoyancy, virtual microgravity environment by magnetic force, and magnetic field orientation of protein crystals. Since recently a helium free superconducting magnet was developed, the environment in which not only experts but also anyone can easily use a strong magnetic field has been prepared. Use of a strong magnetic field for synthesis of functional materials is expected in the future. In addition, a permanent magnet requiring no energy source is effective for easy use of a strong magnetic field. 25 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Improvement of adaptive fuzzy control for a photovoltaic/wind/diesel generating system; Taiyoko/furyoku/diesel hatsuden system no saitekigata fuzzy seigyo no kairyo

    Nagaike, H.; Kenmoku, Y.; Sakakibara, T. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Nakagawa, S. [Maizuru National College of Technology, Kyoto (Japan); Kawamoto, T. [Shizuoka University, Shizuoka (Japan).Faculty of Engineering


    The photovoltaic/wind/diesel generating system that uses a storage battery as auxiliary power has been proposed to supply power from the system to the independent area. In this system, it is important to generate no insufficient power from the viewpoint of effective energy utilization and minimize the fuel consumption of a diesel generator. Authors have proposed the adaptive fuzzy control that changes the shape of the membership function of input variables according to the parameter indicating the system state. However, a parameter was rapidly changed in the conventional method. This badly influences the control. Therefore, the way to determine the parameter that indicates the state of this system was improved. Assume that an input value is set to the average value between a certain point of time and the {Delta}t time as the method for determining a parameter. If the {Delta}t value is lower, the change in a membership function is more effective. As a result, a greater fuel reduction effect was obtained. 4 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Water power generation plant. Development of simulator for traning of operators in centralized control room; Suiryokuhatsu henden setsubi. Shuchu seigyo unten kunren`yo simulator no kaihatsu

    Katsuragi, A. [Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The Power Source Development Co., Ltd. Developed the `simulator for training of operation by local control system` and started the training from October 1996. The simulator was installed for the purpose of maintaining and improving the ability of operators of local control center to compete with accidents, failures and abnormal weather. The simulator is characterized by the equipment which provides the feeling of presence at the maximum and the training by professional trainers. In order to simulate the system, water system, and operation of facilities, the following models were prepared: (1) System simulation model consisting of tidal current calculation function, and frequency simulation function with independent system. It simulates the active power, reactive power, voltage, current, and frequency within a second. (2) Water system model consisting of calculation function of water volume due to the rainfall, of water flow in river, and of water level in dam. It simulates the whole behavior of water system. (3) Facility operation simulation model consisting of breaker model, power generator model, FC model, and AFC device model. 5 figs.

  7. Fiscal 1998 research report on micro-particle control process technology; 1998 nendo micro ryushi seigyo process gijutsu no chosa kenkyu



    For establishment of process technology realizing control of forms and structures of micro-particles on practical equipment, research was made on related elementary technologies and current technologies. The research was promoted aiming at synthesis of micro-particles from nanometer to micrometer in size and their application to functional materials, establishment of the methodology for correlating the microstructure and function of micro-particle materials with fabrication process, and establishment of a common-base technology system in chemical technology aiming at fabrication of functional materials. As for the common- base technology, to clarify its importance, research was made on the fabrication method and dispersion mechanism of nano- particles, particle arraying method by coating, device fabrication technique by coating, and one-step synthesis and coating of nano-particles. As for the project research, synthesis of monodispersed nano-particles at large production rates, fabrication of thin films and bulk materials by arraying and coating. (NEDO)

  8. FY1995 research on nonlinear optical devices using super-lattice semiconductors; 1995 nendo chokoshi active hisenkei soshi wo mochiita chokosoku hikari seigyo gijutsu no kenkyu



    The purpose is to develop technologies on efficient generation and control of femtosecond optical pulses using a novel semiconductor optical devices. We studied a modelocked Cr:forsterite laser pumped by a diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. Both Kerr lens mode locking and semi-conductor saturable absorber initiated mode locking have been achieved. The minimum pulse width for pure Kerr lens mode locking is 26.4 fs, while for the semiconductor saturable absorber initiated mode locking, the pulse width is 36 fs. The latter is very resistant to the environment perturbations. We also present the measured dispersion data for the forsterite crystal and the SESAM, and discuss the dispersion compensation technique. (NEDO)

  9. FY1995 distributed control of man-machine cooperative multi agent systems; 1995 nendo ningen kyochogata multi agent kikai system no jiritsu seigyo



    In the near future, distributed autonomous systems will be practical in many situations, e.g., interactive production systems, hazardous environments, nursing homes, and individual houses. The agents which consist of the distributed system must not give damages to human being and should be working economically. In this project man-machine cooperative multi agent systems are studied in many kind of respects, and basic design technology, basic control technique are developed by establishing fundamental theories and by constructing experimental systems. In this project theoretical and experimental studies are conducted in the following sub-projects: (1) Distributed cooperative control in multi agent type actuation systems (2) Control of non-holonomic systems (3) Man-machine Cooperative systems (4) Robot systems learning human skills (5) Robust force control of constrained systems In each sub-project cooperative nature between machine agent systems and human being, interference between artificial multi agents and environment and new function emergence in coordination of the multi agents and the environment, robust force control against for the environments, control methods for non-holonomic systems, robot systems which can mimic and learn human skills were studied. In each sub-project, some problems were hi-lighted and solutions for the problems have been given based on construction of experimental systems. (NEDO)

  10. State of the art of control for magnetic levitation and magnetic bearing and control theory. Active control seigyo riron oyo no saisentan

    Nonami, K. (Chiba University, Chiba (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    From the viewpoint of control theory which was made known mainly through the papers presented in the international active magnetic bearing conference, survey was made of the latest state of active magnetic levitation and bearing system technology. The active magnetic bearing control system is applied to turbo-molecular pumps. They are analog PID-controlled rigid rotor pumps. Many of them are commonly characterized by five-axis controlled suction type active magnetic bearing. For heightening its performance, a further progress is being made in the following items of R and D: Transition from analog control to digital control using the digital signal processor. Transition from PID-controlled stabilization control to advanced control applying the modern control theory, robust control theory, learning control theory, and disturbance compensation control and other system designs. Active magnetic bearing control system with flexible rotors passing through the high order elastic mode. Active magnetic sensorless bearing by which the control is made by assuming the rotor displacement by the observer theory from the electric current in exciting coil. 37 refs., 11 figs.

  11. Application of modern control theory to design of DC stabilized power supply. Gendai seigyo riron no chokuryu anteika dengen sekkei eno tekiyo

    Amanuma, K.; Naruke, K.; Sakaki, Y. (Chiba University, Chiba (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    The application of modern control theory to the DC stabilized power supply design can have the system described exactly to the advantages of discussion of stability/instability, optimization design, etc. Therefore by applying the modern control theory to the DC stabilized power supply design, the power supply was structured as an optimized servo system and prepared, by an intermediation of the thus derived feedback coefficients, to process a state feedback. The experiment and simulation coincided well with each other in result. Further by comparing it with the simulation result of identical system, designed on basis of classic control theory, the modern control theory was known to excel in the following points: 1. As the object of control is not only the input and output but also all the state quanties of system, the behavior was made clear of parts which had been of a black box until that time. 2. The required response is easily obtainable by the state feedback. 3. The design calculation is easily automatable by the computer. 5 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.

  12. Trend of research in application of multivariable optimal control theory to electrical power system. Tahensu saiteki seigyo riron no denryoku system eno oyo kenkyu doko

    Otsuka, K. (Akita University, Akita (Japan))


    It has elapsed 30 years since Kalman founded, in 1960, the modern control theory, by proposing the optimal control theory. Since that time, research has been being actively made on the application of that theory into different fields. Then, the present report explained the characteristics of multi-variable control theory and application research to the electric power system. As for the status of application research, if it is arranged in order, based on the number of theses, published by the Power and Energy Society and IEEE, 60% of their total number is occupied by that to the system-stabilizing generator control and system LFC only. Then, there abundantly follows that to the dynamical assumption of system state, electric power load prediction, stabilizing HVDC control, etc. Eg., the application to the generator control has been discussed, through non-linear simulation, actual plant test, etc., in extent of effectiveness on the heightening in transitional stability at the time of large disturbance. Particularly, the application of integral type optimal control has been confirmed to make the conventional control more effective. The effect has recently tended to be verified in the multi-plant system. 124 refs., 1 tab.

  13. Computer control system for power distribution system automation at Okinawa Electric Power Co. Inc.; Okinawa denryoku (kabu) haiden keito jidoka keisanki seigyo system

    Tamaki, K. [Okinawa Electric Power Co. Inc., Okinawa (Japan); Yamazaki, S.; Tabayashi, S.; Hirano, A. [Meidensha Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper introduces the summary of a computer control system for power distribution system automation used at Okinawa Electric Power Co., Inc. This system is intended to contribute to improvement of power supply reliability from a viewpoint of efficiency improvement and optimization of the system operation. The system performs automatic accommodating power distribution to healthy lines quickly during a power failure due to a distribution system failure or a planned power stoppage due to a system change, and incorporates functions characteristics to power distribution in Okinawa. The system features may be summarized as follows: a failure point is detected in a child station, and the failure point switch is released earlier than a distribution breaker is broken at the substation; therefore, only one failure occurs in the whole healthy line at an occurrence of the failure, and the failure point can be identified immediately by using a computer. Because the failure point is identified automatically from the earth fault current distribution in the failed distribution line, the failure point can be detected even after the line is reclosed successfully. The computer identifies the information on abnormality in the whole distribution line and analyzes it automatically, hence the abnormal distribution line and the abnormal point can be identified without occurring a power failure. 12 figs., 4 tabs.

  14. Computer control system for power distribution system automation at Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc.; Hokkaido denryoku (kabu) haiden keito jidoka keisanki seigyo system

    Kobayashi, T.; Sakatani, E. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan); Soeda, T.; Tabayashi, S.; Tanaka, T. [Meidensha Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper introduces the summary of a computer control system for power distribution system automation used at Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc. This system was developed with an objective of further improving the power supply reliability in the power distribution systems, and enhancing the customer services and facility utilization factor. The system adopted an extensive scale reduction indicating function for the power distribution line charts that can display the power distribution line charts corresponding to street charts on a graphic CRT, and deal with a vast area (120-km square) characteristics to the Hokkaido district. The failure restoration operating function achieves shortening the restoration work time by means of the following operations: a failure section value received at a re-interruption upon a line reclosure is used to perform provisional power sharing calculation in advance; determination of the failure section is waited when a third line closure is finished; and an automatic restoring operation is carried out immediately. Work plans are controlled according to their names, and the switching and returning procedures of switches are prepared automatically. Change in the system chart data in association with change in the facilities is automatically complied by using the coordinate type pole numbers. Efficiency improvement in the operation works and reduction of the number of CRT units were achieved by using the multi-window indication. 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Anti-sway/position control technology of hoist cranes for automatic guided systems; Hanso no jidoka ni kiyosuru hoist crane no furedome ichigime seigyo gijutsu

    Nomura, M.; Hakamada, Y.; Saiki, H. [Meidensha Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The automatic control system of hoist cranes for automatic guided systems was developed which is composed of separated anti-sway nd position control. This system is equipped with a control equipment, vector control inverter, and induction motor for traversing and traveling. The system detects trolley position, wire length and sway angle, computes velocity commands by the control equipment for exact stop at a target position, and controls velocity by the vector control inverter. The system applies acceleration feedback to anti-sway, and makes it possible to obtain non-vibrational velocity response of loads corresponding to velocity commands for position control. The position control also generates the velocity command harmonizing a stop position and the minimum value of a quadratic curve, to reduce vibration energy generated during acceleration and deceleration. As the experiment result, the anti-sway control could achieve smooth stop with no sway at a target position. 8 refs., 7 figs.

  16. On-line temperature control of fluidized bed incinerator using fuzzy algorithm; Fuzzu seigyo donyu ni yoru ryudosogata shokyakuro unten no jidoka

    Okayasu, S.; Kuratani, T.; Imai, H. [Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Tokyo (Japan)


    Automatic control of incinerators for their stable operation has been desired for the preservation of the environment in the factory. An on-line fuzzy control system has been successfully introduced for temperature control of the fluidized bed of incinerator for industrial wastes. In this case, manual control can be applied to the plant instead of a PID control system, because of the complexity of the waste materials and the large delay in detection of the temperature change in the fluidized bed sand. On the basis of analyzing the dynamic performance of the process and the know-how of skilled operators, membership functions and fuzzy control rules are selected, then determined carefully for the system. Introduction of the system resulted in almost the same performance as manual control. Subsequently the operators are freed from manual operation in the control room for an hour. 6 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. Fiscal 1997 report on the results of the international standardization R and D. Robot control system; 1997 nendo seika hokokusho kokusai hyojun soseigata kenkyu kaihatsu. Robot seigyo system



    R and D of the robot control system was conducted in the following items: 1) integrated open control system, 2) remote control robot manipulation language, 3) human factor robot use built-in LAN system, 4) built-in actuator driver. In 1), there were some problems to be pointed out around the system, but the effectiveness was confirmed as system architecture of each verification item. In 2), development/design were made of RCML(R-Cube Manipulation Language) as a remote robot manipulation language, telecommunication protocol, and the experimental system, and the international standardization was targeted. In 3), the R and D was conducted of the realtime telecommunication protocol which clears the standards for the distributed control required for construction of human factor robot and the advanced realtime micro-controller, ULSI, which is the one that the protocol was made IC. In 4), an intelligent connector for built-in actuator was developed which enables saving of wiring in robot system and plug-in connection. 13 refs., 186 figs., 53 tabs.

  18. Automatic voltage regulation of synchronous generator using generalized predictive control; Ippanka yosoku seigyo wo mochiita doki hatsudenki no jido den`atsu chosei

    Funabiki, S.; Yamakawa, S. [Okayama University, Okayama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Ito, T. [Nishishiba Electric Co. Ltd., Hyogo (Japan)


    For the automatic voltage regulator (AVR) of a synchronous generator, various applications of self-tuning digital control (STC) have been experimented which successively adjusts PID gains to cope with dynamic characteristics such as disturbances of a plant. As one of such applications, a proposal has been made in this paper for a stable and highly adaptable control system by using a generalized predictive control as the control law and the sequential least-square method as the identification method. An experiment was carried out by a simulation and an experimental AVR, and the effectiveness was confirmed of this control method. The following points may be listed in summarizing the characteristics of this AVR. The arithmetic time is short, and a highly accurate identification value is obtainable. Since an oblivion coefficient is determined by the supremum trace gain method, the adaptability is increased on the parameter identification value. A stable control is obtained even if a plant is a non-minimum phase system. 10 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. On the muscle activity control in the hierarchy motor systems. Hierarchy undo system ni okeru kin no kassei seigyo ni tsuite

    Akiba, M.; Miyamoto, Y. (Osaka Industrial University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    Excitory impulses for motor systems are controlled by the psychophysiological nervous systems in the body either autonomically or voluntarily. Involved in the voluntary control loop are motor cortex, basal gangalia, thalamus, cerebellum, etc. The purpose of this study is to confirm whether it is possible to reduce or emphasize the muscle contraction voluntarily through electromyogram (EMG) feedback training. EMG can indicate the excitory impulses of motor units. In the experiments, electrodes were placed on the skin above muscles. A significant reduction effect was observed for subjects trained in relaxation of the forehead musculature through EMG feedback. Results of the experiments suggested that biofeedback training for relaxation of the forehead tensional muscle might be effective in eliminating muscle contraction, and that feedback training for activation of damaged muscles might be effective in emphasizing muscle contraction. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  20. Instrumentation/control systems for small- to medium-size steel-making plants; Tekko setsubi chusho plant no keisoku seigyo system



    Fuji Electric has realized highly reliable and functional control systems by the dispersion type control system FOCUS, which uses the controller (ICS-2000) enjoying good reputation in controlling industrial plants for a long time and a personal computer with high windows operability, the former for controlling and the latter for MHI responsible for monitoring. The smelting process in a steel-making plant needs a highly reliable system for advanced control to ensure continuous operation. Fuji Electric delivered the FOCUS system to Kubota in 1998, as the smelting furnace instrumentation/control system for the cupola furnace. The system has been in service smoothly. Moreover, a total of four control systems have been delivered, 2 for steel-making furnaces and the other 2 for continuous casting. (NEDO)

  1. Interactive character segmentation of ancient documents by controlling binary level and its evaluation; Komonjo gazo no nichika level seigyo ni yoru taiwagata moji bunkatsu to sono hyoka

    Tomita, H.; Araki, Y [Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan); Shibayama, M. [Osaka City University, Osaka (Japan)


    Almost all ancient documents were handwritten with cursive styles using writing brush, as result, successive strokes that represent characters are generally connected and individual character patterns are considerably deformed. Character segmentation for documents plays an important role in character recognition and in building image database using such documents. In order to segment each character on a document, we identify the points at which the pressure of the writing brush changes infinitesimally between individual characters. We propose a method for effective segment positioning by automatic binary level control and interactive character segmentation. Result using the above method for character segmentation indicates that the proposed method has an 84.5% ratio of segmentation, which is about 27.2% higher as compared with the result when the method is not used. This paper describes the algorithm for estimating effective segmentation position and result based on this algorithm are evaluated. 14 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Development of combustion management concept for natural-aspirated small diesel engine; Shizen kyuki kogata diesel engine no nensho seigyo concept no kaihatsu

    Wada, T.; Kawano, T.; Shoji, M.; Kuniyosh, M.; Yamashita, O.; Nagao, A. [Mazda Motor Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Yoshikawa, S. [Zexel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    We have developed a combustion management concept for natural-aspirated small IDI diesel engines and achieved higher power, lower exhaust emissions and more comfort. The concept is related to improvements of intake volumetric efficiency, EGR effect, mixture formation caused by combustion chamber and spray characteristics, engine management system and after treatment device. This paper describes the concept and experimental results. 3 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Study on heavy duty truck stability control by braking force control; Seidoryoku seigyo ni yoru truck no sharyo kyodo anteika ni taisuru ichikosatsu

    Matsuda, K.; Shinjo, H.; Harada, M.; Ohata, K.; Sakata, K. [Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Now a days we are discussing about the vehicle stability control system which freely controls the braking force of each wheel to apply the yaw t and decelerate the vehicle. The system drastically improve the vehicle cornering performance and stabilize the vehicle behavior in its critical area. This paper discusses a point to notice in case of applying this technique for heavy duty trucks, and describes the possibility of the stabilization for vehicle cornering behavior about heavy duty truck. 3 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Extension of model predictive control for solving servo and regulator problems; Sabo mondai oyobi zenkinteki gairan jokyo mondai eno moderu yosoku seigyo no tekiyo

    Kano, M.; Hasebe, S.; Hashimoto, I. [Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (Japan). Graduate School; Ono, H. [kobe Univ., Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    In order to solve servo problems and regulator problems simultaneously for external signals in arbitrarily given function classes, such as step set-point changes and ramp disturbances, the conventional model predictive control algorithm is extended by introducing a filter into the output prediction equation. The necessary and sufficient conditions for eliminating steady-state errors were derived for a stable process and a process with an integrator. The filter design problem resulted in the problem of solving Diophantine equations, the number of which is equivalent to the number of steps of the coincidence horizon. For an integrating process with ramp disturbances, a filter can be designed easily by taking advantage of characteristics of the process. Simulation results demonstrated successful functioning of the proposed control algorithm. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  5. Efficiency maximizing control method for induction motor used electric vehicle drive; Denki jidosha kudoyo yudo dendoki no saidai koritsu seigyo hoshiki

    Ashikaga, T.; Mori, M.; Mizuno, T.; Nagayama, K.; Nosaka, K. [Meidensha Electric Mfg. Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Sugii, Y. [Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan)


    DC motors, induction motors (IM), permanent-magnetosynchronous motors and the like have been used as the driving motors for electric vehicles (EV). Among these motors, IM is regarded as the most suitable motor for driving EV due to its sturdy structure, low price and the possibility of realizing easily the constant power-control operation. In this paper, the conditions of maximizing the motor efficiency under any load states in the case of IM for EV drive being operated under the vector control are introduced, and the efficiency maximizing control method based on such conditions are proposed. The efficiency characteristics under the efficiency maximizing control are confirmed by simulation and experiment. Further, regarding the torque response characteristic during the change of field partial current, it is indicated by the results of the experiment that sufficiently utility torque response can be obtained. Additionally, the effectiveness of the present controlling method employed to EV is indicated by a simulation of a charge-covering distance. 11 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Application of photo-excitation reaction on titanium oxide thin film for control of wettability; Sanka chitann hakumakujo no hikari reiki hanno no nuresei seigyo eno oyo

    Watanabe, T.; Nakajima, A.; Hashimoto, K. [The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Takada, Y. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)


    It is clarified that the photo-excitation hydrophilic reaction increasing wettability remarkably is induced by changing surface structure of titanium oxide radiated light. There are already many examples being in practical use of coating products applied hydrophilic reaction of titanium oxide surface such as drip-proof side millers for automobiles, self-cleaning building materials, and the like. When surface of titanium oxide having high activities for oxidisation and decomposition is coated organic materials and radiated light, wettability of surface changes as organic materials are decomposed. If it is possible to change wettability shaping pattern drastically by radiating light, the possibility of application for printing materials will be developed. After increasing contact angle by coating water and oil repellent on the titanium oxide thin film, images can be shaped by radiating light into pattern for changing surface of titanium oxide to be ultra hydrophilicity as decomposition of repellent. At that time, contact angle is 150 degree in water, 80 degree in oil, for not radiated aria, and is 0 degree in water and oil for radiated aria. Application for control technology of wettability keeps possibility of broader development to itself, not staying ability of self-cleaning and drip-proof. (NEDO)

  7. Control of population of excited nitrogen molecules by mixing hydrogen in low pressure discharge; Chisso jun`antei reiki bunshi mitsudo no quenching ni yoru seigyo no kento

    Uematsu, K.; Yumoto, M.; Sakai, T. [Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    The authors have studied on surface treatment of PTFE by a low pressure discharge. It is deduced that excited nitrogen molecules contribute to introduce polar components on the surface. To confirm the speculation, we tried to change population of metastable nitrogen N2 (A{sup 3}{Sigma}u{sup +}) by quenching precursor N2 (B{sup 3}{pi}g), with hydrogen molecule. The decrease of relaxation time which indicates a change of excited molecule and measured by emission spectroscopy using a time after glow method was obtained. As a result, the relaxation times of N2 (B{sup 3}{pi}g) and N2 (A{sup 3}{Sigma}u{sup +}) decreased to 55% and 20% respectively, when mixing ratio of hydrogen was 3%. It was also deduced that hydrogen atom may take a part in a quenching process of N2 (A{sup 3}{Sigma}u{sup +}). 14 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  8. CSAMT application in deep structural exploration at Akinomiya. Shingogen seigyo chijiki chidenryuho (CSAMT ho) no tekiyo. Akitaken Akinomiya chiiki ni okeru chinetsugen chosa

    Motojima, Mutsumi; Kusunoki, Ken' ichiro.


    The controlled source antifrequency magnetotelluric method (CSAMT method) was applied to the site exploration at Akinomiya in Akita Prefecture as a part of research to improve geothermal exploration technique so as to utilize geothermal energy. CSAMT method is one of the measurement of underground resistivity with the equipment artificially transmitting electromagnetic waves of different frequencies to improve the accuracy of the exploration. Underground resistivity structure obtained form profile analysis for measured apparent resistivity indicated high resistivity zone corresponding to the lower basement rocks area and the boundary agreed with existing geological section. On the other hand, horizontal distribution map of apparent resistivity zone overlaps on the existing area of hot spring. CSAMT method is thought effective to survey the geological structure and to explore geothermal resources from the researched results. This method may be useful to select the site for underground structures along with the development of geothermal energy. 8 refs., 22 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Studies on surface structures and mechanism of photocatalytic action of semiconductor oxides; Handotai hikari shokubai no hyomen kozo seigyo to sayo kiko kaimei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Takeuchi, H.; Sona, S.; Koike, H.; Hori, H.; Negishi, N.; Kohara, H.; Ibusuki, A. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan); Vakhtin, A.; Borovkov, V. [New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Tokyo, (Japan)


    Studies are made to define the working mechanism of semiconductor photocatalysts such as TiO2 and to establish designing guidelines for improving on their activity and functions. TiO2 in the air actively produces oxygen seeds for the oxidation and removal of NOx, etc. It is desired that a catalyst have a specific surface area large enough to retain the product of its action. To meet the need, a thin-film photocatalyst which is an aggregate of TiO2 crystals is produced by burning a film of a sol/gel system of reaction doped with macromolecules. This product has a larger specific surface area and is higher in pollutant-removing performance, and may be put into practical use. In another experiment, metal-carrying particles TiO2 suspended in water are employed for the reduction of CO2. Though the main product of catalysts carrying Pt or Pd is methane, a photocatalyst carrying RuO2 produces acetic acid mainly and loses less activity with the passage of time. A hybrid photocatalyst is composed of an organic pigment and inorganic semiconductor, synthesized through a covalent bond between a sililated-surface thin TiO2 film and porphyrin. It is confirmed that the newly developed process brings about an increase in electron migration efficiency. 3 figs.

  10. Application of the integrated engineering support system to instrumentation and control systems; Togo engineering shien system no keisoku seigyo bun`ya eno tekiyo

    Sonomura, Y.; Shibata, N.; Abe, A. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper presents the application of a consolidated engineering support system to a field of controlling measurement in a plant. It especially describes such subjects as; estimation and order acceptance including decision of specifications of a supervisory control system; design/manufacturing of hardware; design/manufacturing of software; testing and delivery. A recent supervisory control system calls for a high capability, superior quality, short delivery and low price. In order to cope with these demands, the application of the consolidated engineering support system has begun. The paper shows the outline of tools to be used for a work and of input/output data. The approval of ISO9001 was received concerning the design, development, manufacturing, incidental services of the distributed control system, and design/manufacturing work of its software. The consolidated engineering support system has been positively utilized for the maintenance of the approval and for the enhancement of the system quality. The unitary management of information has greatly contributed to the standardization and quality improvement of engineering work, for which the paper presents an environmental system and a steel energy center as the cases of the application. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  11. Temperature control of a heat exchanger for the photosensitive materials coating and drying process; Kanko zairyo tofu kanso purosesu ni okeru kucho system no ondo seigyo

    Kido, K.; Sato, N.; Shimoji, M. [Konica Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Production Engineering Center; Nakanishi, E. [Kansai Univ., Suita, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    A feedforward/feedback control system was developed to maintain the temperature profile of air in an air conditioning system for photosensitive material coating and drying. The feedforward control was attained based on a heat exchanger dynamic model using the flow rate of hot water as the manipulated variable and the air temperature as the controlled variable, while feedback control was performed by means of optimum control theory based on a linearized heat exchanger dynamic model. To evaluate the performance of the control system developed in this study, simulation and experimental studies were carried out where a stepwise change of set values is performed in order to maintain uniform production quality for each product grade. It is shown that the control system under consideration successfully controls air temperature in an air conditioning system for photosensitive material coating and drying. 4 refs., 7 figs.

  12. Improvement on performance in marine diesel engines by use of electric control systems; Denshi seigyo system ni yoru hakuyo diesel kikan no kokoritsuka

    Baba, S.; Asada, T.; Suzuki, S.; Kawasaki, T.; Hada, T.; Sawada, K. [Hitachi Zosen Corp., Osaka (Japan)


    In recent years, an electronic-controlled system has been widely used for the engine. The authors developed a new system using hydraulic-actuated mechanisms, and applied to the fuel injection control sad the drive control of the suction valve/exhaust valve of the medium-speed four-stroke test engine. Then, it was applied to the fuel injection control system and the exhaust valve drive system of the large sized two stroke test engine, and it was confirmed that it is possible to achieve the same or higher engine performance as compared to the ease with conventional cam system. Moreover, combining `Electronically Controlled Exhaust Valve system` and `Scavenging Controlled Valve system` as a mechanism of a new concept, the authors were able to control freely the scavenging air and exhaust timing of engine. As a result, the effective work of the engine was increased, and the specific fuel oil consumption was improved by 8 g/kwh. 16 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Torque disturbance attenuation and position/force tracking based on SP-D control method for manipulators; SP-D seigyoho ni motozuku manipulator no ichi/chikara seigyo to torque gairan yokusei

    Tanaka, N.; Fujita, M. [Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Hokuriku, Ishikawa (Japan)


    This paper is concerned with torque disturbance attenuation for manipulators based on SP-D (Saturated Proportional and Differential) position/force control method. The proposed SP-D position/force control method is derived from quasi-natural potential energy. It is applied to a system which consists of a manipulator and a compliant environment. Without the torque disturbance, the proposed control method can ensure asymptotic stability of the closed-loop system. Even though the torque disturbance exists, stability of the system can be guaranteed in the sense of L2. Furthermore, performance of attenuation against the torque disturbance is analyzed by using L2 gain. The proposed SP-D position/force control method is implemented on a two-link planer manipulator system. Effectiveness of the proposed control method is confirmed experimentally. 11 refs., 6 figs.

  14. Achievement report for fiscal 1998 on the technological development of super metals. Technology to create iron-based mesoscopic tissue controlling materials; 1998 nendo super metal no gijutsu kaihatsu seika hokokusho. Tetsukei meso scopic soshiki seigyo zairyo sosei gijutsu



    Research and development has been carried out on super metals with an objective to draw out properties possessed by iron and steel materials to their maximum extent and further enhance their recycling performance to make them friendly with global environment. The final goal of this project is to 'establish a technology to create micro tissue steel having crystalline particle diameter of about 1 {mu}mm or less and size having thickness of 1 mm or more by making the steel tissues uniform and multiple in phase'. The studies in the current fiscal year were moved forward mainly on obtaining ultra fine crystalline particles of 1 {mu}mm or less, identifying the ideal large distortion processing conditions, and structuring the guidance principles for ultra-fine micronization of the crystalline particles by using large distortion processing. Discussions were also launched on further micronization of crystalline particles by optimizing chemical composition and on expansion of the process windows assuming practical application thereof in industrial scale. Furthermore, material property evaluation was also begun on ultra-fine crystalline particle materials of smaller than 1{mu}mm. As the mesoscopic structure analyzing technology for the ultra-fine crystalline particle materials, an in-lens resolution SEM was introduced, and the basic method was established. (NEDO)

  15. Fiscal 1999 achievement report. Development of technologies for creating high-quality crystalline materials for low-loss power control devices; 1999 nendo teisonshitsu denryoku seigyo soshiyo kohinshitsu kessho zairyo sosei gijutsu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    Researches are conducted for the advancement of, and loss reduction for, semiconductor devices for controlling electric power. Physical properties of molten semiconductors etc. are accurately measured in a microgravity environment and computer simulations are performed, which are for the production of larger-diameter, higher-quality semiconductor crystal materials. In the measurement of physical properties of molten semiconductors etc. carried out at JAMIC (Japan Microgravity Center) free-fall facilities where a high-quality microgravity environment is available, measurements are made of the surface tension, density, viscosity index, heat conductivity, and vertical spectral factor of the molten silicon. Solubility is measured of silica, silicon nitride, and silicon carbide, and, in equilibrium with these, the oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon in molten silicon, and highly reliable data are obtained. As for the comprehensive analysis code developed under this subject, the X-ray image data of the surface of a solid solution, collected from a crystal growing in a small Cz furnace at the NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories, and data of oxygen concentration in the silicon crystal agree excellently with the result of calculation, which suggests that the code is reliable. (NEDO)

  16. Position and velocity sensorless controls of cylindrical brushless DC motors using disturbance observers and adaptive velocity estimations; Gairan observer to sokudo tekio dotei ni yoru entogata brushless DC motor no ichi sokudo sensorless seigyo

    Chen, Z.; Doki, S.; Okuma, S. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Tomita, M. [Gifu National College of Technology, Gifu (Japan); Senju, t. [University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan)


    The equation of brushless dc motors is nonlinear, to which linear control theories are difficult to apply. In this paper, firstly, a disturbance observer to estimate rotor positions is proposed. By assuming the non-linear term of the e.m.f. as a kind of disturbance, the model of the brushless dc motors becomes a linear one so that the disturbance observer can be applied. Secondly, a velocity estimator using the e.m.f. estimated by the disturbance observer is proposed. The observer and estimator are 2nd-order, systems. Thus they are simple and easy for tuning. Their pole assignments and influences of parameter deviations are also discussed. The experimental results show that the proposed method is valid. 7 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Study on the optimal control of the ground thermal storage system in the greenhouse. Part 4; Onshitsu ni okeru taiyo energy dochu chikunetsu system ni okeru saiteki seigyo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Zheng, M. [Sanko Air Conditioning Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Nakahara, N. [Kanagawa University, Yokohama (Japan)


    Three types of weight in both energy saving and optimum room temperature environment were changed to obtain the optimal control solution of the ground thermal storage system in a greenhouse. The relation diagram between the optimal solution of a performance function, and the state constraints and control function constraints was created in consideration of the energy term in a control function value area and the room temperature environment. As a result, the whole image of the performance function could be grasped in consideration of the energy term with inequality constraints and the room temperature environmental term in this study. The rate of a weighting factor in the performance function significantly influences the optimal solution. The influence on the optimal solution also changes when the optimal room temperature schedule differs. The influence that three types of rising algorithm exert on the convergence and converging speed was investigated. Superiority or inferiority occurs according to the space properties of a performance function. A zigzag method is most disadvantageous. The constraints can be converged to the optimal solution using an SUMT outer point method irrespective of the initial value. 6 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. Simulation method of ATM switch architecture and proposal for the delay priority control in ATM crosspoint switch; ATM kokanki no simulation shuho to crosspoint switch ni okeru chien yusen seigyo no teian

    Doi, H. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    A simulation method for switch analysis of ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) switch architecture has been developed. When various electric power information is integrated in the ATM switch architecture, delay priority control method has been proposed, by which the delay time and delay time fluctuation can be guaranteed for important information, such as system protection control information. The simulation method has been developed for analyzing the output buffer type crosspoint switch. The analysis solutions of waiting time of cells at the switch were determined and compared with the simulation results. The both agreed well mutually, and the validity of this method was confirmed. Priority was added to the cells of crosspoint switch, and different buffer was given for each priority, to exchange the important information, selectively. Thus, a switch was proposed, by which the delay time and delay time fluctuation can be restricted. The mean waiting time of the high class cells was suppressed less than 1 cts even at the switch load factor of 0.98, and the fluctuation range of 4 cts was guaranteed. 11 refs., 19 figs.

  19. Study of the development of high resolution sub-surface fluid monitoring system using Accurately Controlled Routine Operated Seismic Sources (ACROSS); Seimitsu seigyo shingen ni yoru chika ryutai koseido monitoring no kenkyu

    Kumazawa, M.; Ogawa, K.; Fujii, N.; Yamaoka, K.; Kumagai, H.; Takei, Y. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Science; Ishihara, K.; Nakaya, m. [New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Tokyo, (Japan)


    Fourier seismology capable of determining quantities related to elastic wave velocity dispersibility and non-elastic damping is under development, and studies are under way for the development of a sub-surface probing technology utilizing this seismology. It is deemed that the above-said quantities are related to the occurrence of earthquakes, behavior of sub-surface water, and migration of magma. In this method, precisely controlled sinusoidal waves are radiated and the received spectral data is subjected to cepstrum analysis, advantageous over other methods in that it achieves a high S/N ratio in a non-destructive way, facilitates deep structure analysis, and capable of monitoring changes with the elapse of time in such a structure. A newly-developed high-mobility transportable quake generator is described, which covers a wider frequency range and aims at the short-distance exploration of sub-surface conditions. Important components of the quake generator include an eccentric mass bearing capable of dealing with high-speed rotation enabling high frequency oscillation, variable mechanism for the primary moment of inertia, exciter and ground surface coupler allowing operations on a soft ground, and torque cancelling mechanism for the excitation of SH waves only. 3 figs.

  20. FY1995 development of a clean CVD process by evaluation and control of gas phase nucleation phenomena; 1995 nendo kisokaku seisei gensho no hyoka to seigyo ni yoru clean CVD process no kaihatsu



    The purpose of this study is to develop a high-rate and clean chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process as a breakthrough technique to overcome the problems that particles generated in the gas phase during CVD process for preparation of functional thin films cause reduced product yield and deterioration of the films. In the CVD process proposed here, reactant gas and generated particles are electrically charged to control the motion of them with an electric field. In this study, gas-phase nucleation phenomena are evaluated both theoretically and experimentally. A high-rate, ionized CVD method is first developed, in which reactant gas and generated particles are charged with negative ions generated from a radioisotope source and the UV/photoelectron method, and the motion of the charged gas and particles is controlled with an electric field. Charging and transport processes of fine particles are then investigated experimentally and theoretically to develop a clean CVD method in which generated particles are removed with the electric forces. As a result, quantitative evaluation of the charging and transport process was made possible. We also developed devices for measuring the size distribution and concentration of fine particles in low pressure gas such as those found in plasma CVD processes. In addition, numerical simulation and experiments in this study for a TEOS/O{sub 3} CVD process to prepare thin films could determine reaction rates which have not been known so far and give information on selecting good operation conditions for the process. (NEDO)

  1. Study on active control methods. Part 3. ; Absolute vibration control system'' by modern control theory. Active seishin gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu. 3. ; Gendai seigyo wo mochiita zettai seishin ni tsuite

    Kageyama, M.; Nohata, A.; Teramura, A.; Yasui, Y.; Okada, H. (Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    The absolute vibration control method by advanced optimal regulator theory was studied in order to reduce the acceleration response of a base-isolated building by active control at the base to hold the building in absolute space. The optimal regulator theory is originally a control method based on the feedback control theory. In the present study, however, application of the feedforward control theory, which is indispensable to the absolute vibration control, was also investigated. The performance by using this control method, in which large conventional actuators were applied to an actual base-isolated building, was analytically compared with that by the classic control method used from the past. As a result, it was found that this control method had a better effect compared with the classic control method. It is considered that absolute vibration control by a generally-used type of large-sized actuator is possible even at the time of a major earthquake. 5 refs., 19 figs.

  2. Development of multivariable control for bar and wire rod rolling and control system for close-tolerance bar rolling. Boko/senzai atsuen no tahensu seigyo to seimitsu atsuen system no kaihatsu

    Noguchi, Y.; Okamura, K.; Ogai, H.; Baba, K.; Naganuma, Y.; Ishii, H. (Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    Regarding an application of the modern control theory to the continuous rolling, the multivariable control simulations of the cold rolling mill have been reported so far. Since the requirements for a higher dimensional accuracy of the bar and wire rod products also have been raised by the users today, for corresponding to it, the development of sophisticated dimension control technology for the continuous rolling has been desired. In order to realize the rolling with a higher accuracy, by the authors, using the rolling state equations and the optimal regulator theory, the state equations required for designing the control system for the bar mill, intermediate wire rod mill and wire rod finishing block mill have been established and a multivariable control system has been developed. In addition, at the bar mill in the Muroran steelwork of the Nippon Steel Corp., a precision bar rolling system consisted of the inter-billet dimension control and the in-billet dimension control by this control method has been put into practice. By using it, a stable precision rolling has been realized, and moreover, the automation of rolling and the skillfree operation have been achieved. 19 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Stabilization of multi-machine power system by coordinated excitation control of multiple adjustable-speed generator/motors; Fukusu kahensoku hatsuden dendoki no reiji den`atsu kyocho seigyo ni yoru taki keito anteika

    Tatematsu, M.; Yokoyama, A. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)


    Since an adjustable-speed generator/motor (ASGM) is excited by AC voltage fed by a quick-response cycloconverter, a rotating speed of the rotor can be changed continuously. The ASGMs installed at some pumping-up power stations are now operated effectively for automatic frequency control under the lightly loaded condition at night by changing the pumping-up power due to the rotating speed change. It is expected, on the other hand, that under the generating condition in the daytime the ASGM will be used for enhancement of transient stability because it can generate or absorb active and reactive power independently of each other by AC excitation voltage control. This paper proposes a novel control method of excitation system of ASGM for improving the transient stability of a multi-machine power system including multiple ASGMs. The controller which is designed based on an energy function works well for the stability enhancement. In comparison with the conventional excitation control of synchronous generator and constant output control of ASGM, the effectiveness of the proposed method is shown by digital simulations. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Relationship between robust stability and power system damping enhancement by excitation control system of adjustable-speed generator; Kahensoku hatsudenki reiji denatsu seigyo kei ni yoru denryoku keito danpingu kojo koka to robasuto anteisei no kankei

    Shigeto, T.; Yokoyama, A. [Tokyo Univ. (Japan)


    Since Adjustable-Speed Generator (ASG) is excited by alternative voltage fed by a quick-response cycloconverter, the rotor speed can be changed continuously. The ASGs installed at sonic pumping-up power stations are now utilized for Automatic Frequency Control at night time and under the light load condition by changing the pumping-up power due to the rotating speed change. It is expected. on the other hand. that under the generating condition at day time ASG will be utilized for improvement of power system stability because it can change the active power and the reactive power independently of each other. This paper presents the effect of the excitation control system of ASG designed by robust pole allocation method which is one of the controller design techniques besed on H{infinity} control theory, on the power system damping enhancement. Eigenvalue analysis and digital time simulation are carried out for 10-machine longitudinal test power system including ASGs in order to evaluate the designed controller. 5 refs., 23 figs., 5 tabs.

  5. High frequency link DC/AC converter using a three-phase output PWM controlled cycloconverter. Sanso shutsuryoku PWM seigyo cycloconverter wo mochiita koshuha link DC/AC converter

    Inagaki, K. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)); Okuma, S. (Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan))


    The main circuit configuration and control method were proposed of the high-frequency link DC/AC converter using a three-phase output cycloconverter for UPSs (uninterruptible power supply). The control function approach of the previously proposed PWM controlled cycloconverter was applied to control of the proposed cycloconverter which converts single-phase high-frequency power into three-phase commercial frequency one. The proposed converter could not only charge DC power supplies from a power system but also compensate enough instantaneous reactive power for loads. The circuit configuration was, in particular, effective for such DC power supplies as fuel cell and solar cell which are possible to generate electric power and necessary to be insulated electrically against a power system. The isolated operation and cooperative one of the proposed DC/AC converter were verified by simulation and experiments. 4 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  6. FY1995 fundamental studies on advanced control technologies for high speed high performance laser processing; 1995 nendo kosoku kokino laser kako no tame no senshin seigyo gijutsu no kiso kaihatsu



    Purpose of the work is to clarify the fundamental phenomena of laser welding, in particular the interaction of beam with plume and keyhole, keyhole dynamics in high speed welding, surface phenomena in laser soldering, defects formation mechanisms, and also to construct a mathematical model of laser welding based on the careful observation of phenomena with high temporal and spatial resolutions in order to establish the future monitoring and advanced control systems for the high efficient, accurate and functional and high speed laser processing. In this study have been clarified the spectroscopic characteristics and physical properties of laser induced plasma in laser welding, and defects formation mechanisms and their suppression methods which have been obtained by precise observation of dynamic behaviors of keyhole by the optical and X-ray methods with high temporal/spatial resolution. Also, mechanical properties of laser welded joints containing defects have been evaluated and the effect of porosity on static strength have been made clear by using the 2-directional X-ray imaging system during tensile test. Based on the above experimental results, a dynamic mathematical model of high speed laser welding was developed first in the world and the simulated results were qualitatively well coincided with the actual phenomena. Furthermore, wetting characteristics in laser micro-soldering, the metallurgical and thermal fatigue properties have been investigated, and revealed that laser soldering has much more excellent properties than the conventional processes. (NEDO)

  7. Dreams of fluid power system in 2010. Expectation on fluid power systems using functional fluids; Fluid power system 2010 nen no yume. Kinosei ryutai wo oyoshita ryutai seigyo system eno kitai

    Yoshida, K. [Tokyo Inst. of Technology. Tokyo (Japan). Precision Engineering Lab.


    This paper describes expectations on fluid power systems using functional fluids. Fluids with positive functions such as variable viscosity by applied electric or magnetic field are called functional fluid. The viscosity of expected ER fluid and MR fluid changes by applying electric and magnetic field, respectively. These fluids are under development, and not yet in wide practical use. New functional fluids such as ECF (electro-conjugate fluid) generating jet flow spontaneously by applying DC electric field were also found. The input of fluid power systems using functional fluids is mainly electric or magnetic field, while their output is mainly a viscosity or force. Since the functions of movable parts of control valves can be replaced with functional fluids used for conventional working fluids, the simple fluid control element with no movable parts is obtained which is possible to control fluid power directly by electric signal. It is featured by small size, high reliability, strong structure, high-machining precision-free and contaminant- free. This micro-element is also applicable to the power element of micro-machines. (NEDO)

  8. Development of an active vertical vibration control system for high speed railway vehicles; Jogekei active seishin seigyo sochi no kaihatsu (300X Shinkansen shiken sharyo deno soko shiken kekka)

    Shirai, S.; Otsuka, T. [Central Japan Railway Company, Nagoya (Japan); Nishi, Y.; Matsushima, H.; Danbata, K. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)


    With an objective to improve riding comfort in the 300X system Shinkansen vehicle, development has been made on an active vibration control system which gives force to the vehicle body forcibly by a hydraulic actuator to suppress vertical vibration. The H {infinity} control was used in designing the controller. The controller to control vertical translation and pitch vibration in the vehicle body controls frequency in the vicinity of about 1 Hz being resonant frequency of a suspension system. However, it does not control frequency band of 8 to 9 Hz being resonant frequency of the vehicle bending vibration. In turn, the controller to control the vehicle bending vibration controls frequency band of 8 to 9 Hz only. This allows the interference to be ignored nearly completely. As a result of the stationary test, it was verified that the vibration can be reduced by the active vibration control system also on the vehicle bending vibration, which had conventionally been handled by improving rigidity of the vehicle or by turning the bogie spring and damper systems. Good result has also been obtained from a driving test using test vehicles. (NEDO)

  9. On-off discrete control of series capacitors for power system stability with torsional oscillation countermeasure; Jiku nejire shindo taisaku wo koryo shita chokuretsu kondensa no on ofu risan seigyo

    Kobayashi, N.; Hara, T.; Takei, A. [Tokyo Electric Power Co., Tokyo (Japan); Tanomura, K. [Toshiba Co., Tokyo (Japan); Koyanagi, K. [Toden Software Inc., Tokyo (Japan)


    The effect of the capacity change of the series capacitors on the turbine-generator shaft torque is analyzed and evaluated. The on-off timing of series capacitors is then investigated which restrains the initial amplitude of the shaft torsional oscillation produced by the stepped up change of the system reactance caused by the capacity change of the series capacitors. After the on-off timing is optimized, a controlling method for avoiding the capacity of the series capacitors produced by subsynchronous resonance (SSR) is proposed as a countermeasure to control the occurrence of SSR, and its effect of controlling shaft torsional oscillation is confirmed. This is a system to restrict the increase of the shaft torsional oscillation using series capacitors which are the cause for SSR production. In addition to the proposed stability improvement control, the effect of the shaft torsional oscillation control countermeasure is verified by EMTP simulation, and it is made clear that the shaft torsional oscillation countermeasure has no bad effect on the stability improving control. 13 refs., 17 figs.

  10. Control of molten steel flow in continuous casting mold by two static magnetic fields covering whole width; Seijiba zenpuku nidan inka ni yoru renzoku chuzo igatanai yoko ryudo seigyo

    Idogawa, S.; Kitano, Y.; Tozawa, H. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper describes a new device for molten steel flow control in the continuous casting, named as flow control (FC) mold, which was developed to improve the quality of final products at a high speed by Kawasaki Steel Corporation. Through the mercury model experiment for the molten steel flow in the mold, it was found that two static magnetic fields at the meniscus and below the submerged entry nozzle covering the whole width provided larger effect rather than one static magnetic field covering the whole width for reducing the surface flow rate at the meniscus by imposing the static magnetic field and for protecting the local down flow at the bottom of the mold. Based on these results, industrial application tests of the two static fields control covering the whole width using the FC mold were conducted at the Chiba Works. Restraint effects of the surface flow of molten steel by the upper magnetic pole and the bottom flow by the lower pole were confirmed. As a result of numerical simulations of the industrial application tests by means of the flow analysis, improving effects of products quality by the FC mold were discussed. 14 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Drag reduction of high altitude airships by active boundary layer control. Effect of a cusp on the reduction; Nodo kyokaiso seigyo ni yoru koso hikosen no teiko teigen. Cusp ni yoru teigen koka

    Yamamura, N. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Matsuuchi, K.; Yamazaki, S.; Sasaki, A. [University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan); Onda, M. [Mechanical Engineering Lab., Tokyo (Japan)


    The aerodynamic character of station-keeping airships at high Reynolds numbers is examined. The boundary layer developing on the surface is sucked by an axial flow fan through a slot located at the rear part of the airship and the sucked gas is blown out as a jet. To know the effect of the cusp two models with and without a cusp attached to the inlet of the suction slot were used. The flow field near the inlet, in particular the pressure on the surface, was measured as the suction discharge was varied. We obtained the form drag by integrating the pressure distribution in a wide range of Reynolds number and of suction discharge. Taking into account the jet thrust and the calculated friction drag, we finally determined the total drag and evaluated the role of the cusp. It was found that the cusp plays an efficient role in reducing the drag. 7 refs., 12 figs.

  12. Control of surface wettability by light illumination: surface wettability control utilizing photo-induced surface reaction of titanium oxide; Hikari de nure wo seigyosuru - sanka chitan no hikari reiki hanno wo riyoshtia nure seigyo gijutsu

    Watanabe, T.; Hashimoto, K. [The Universityof Tokyo (Japan)


    We report photo-generation of highly hydrophilic surface of titanium dioxide. The photo-induced hydrophilicizing is achieved by photo-generation of Ti{sup 4+} to Ti{sup 3+} at definite sites on the surface, resulting in preferential adsorption of hydroxyl groups on corresponding oxygen vacant sites. We also report the photo-generation of titanium dioxide amphiphilic surface on definite photo illumination condition. The unique character of this surface is ascribed to the microstructure of hydrophilic and oreophilic domain. The hydrophilic or amphiphilic titanium dioxide coating can be applied for antifogging mirror or glass and also self-cleaning paint for various industrial materials. Several commercial applications including antifogging automobile side-view mirror or self-cleaning exterior ceramic tile has been starting to hit the market. (author)

  13. Development of new technologies for high quality thin film and its application to energy engineering; Hikari seigyo to sokudo senbetsu ni yoru chokinshitsu usumaku no seisaku to energy bun`ya eno tekiyo

    Hijikata, K.; Inoue, T.; Nagasaki, T.; Suzuki, Y.; Sato, I. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Nakabeppu, O. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    This paper describes laser irradiation and velocity selective deposition experiments for fabricating high quality thin films. For the formation of Ag thin film by vacuum deposition method, YAG laser was irradiated to atoms or clusters parallel or perpendicular to the NaCl single crystal substrate, to deposit them on the substrate. For another experiment, Ag atoms selected in the given velocity were deposited on the (001) NaCl substrate by passing the molecular beam through the velocity selector. When laser was not irradiated, the thin film showed a random structure. Epitaxial growth was accelerated by the laser irradiation. When the selective velocity was set in 353 m/s at the constant intensity of molecular beam, the diffraction pattern of the thin film showed net pattern. When the selective velocity was set in 529 m/s, a structure in which ring pattern was overlapped on the net pattern was obtained. 2 figs.

  14. Achievement report for fiscal 1998. Research and development of super-functional environment-resistant materials by controlling trace metal ion implantation; 1998 nendo seika hokokusho. Gokubiryo kinzoku ion chunyu seigyo ni yoru chokino taikankyo zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu



    The aim was to develop reliable materials high in resistance to hostile environments, greatly improved in their resistance to oxidation, abrasion, and corrosion at high temperatures. To achieve the goal, trace quantities of high melting point metals were implanted into the compound formed on the substrate surface or deep into the substrate material. This year's research and development is outlined below. Important technologies in the ion process involved materials which at high temperatures were very resistant to oxidation, abrasion, and corrosion. The high-temperature oxidation resistant material was studied for use with the automobile supercharger rotor. The study on the high-temperature abrasion resistant material involved Ti-N thin coatings: the optimization of coating conditions, slidability at room temperature, and slidability in a high-temperature atmosphere. As for the high-temperature corrosion resistant material, studies were made to use it for refuse-fueled power generation. The TiAl material was also studied: the effect of ion implantation on the improvement of its high-temperature oxidation resisting capability, analysis into oxidized alloy surface properties, ion implantation into complicatedly shaped items and the optimum material for them, and the surface treatment by ion beams for improving resistance to high-temperature corrosion. (NEDO)

  15. Fiscal 1997 survey report / R and D of important region technology. R and D of technologies giving multi-functional characteristics to C/C composites (development of high-grade surface processing technology for engine members for methane fueled air craft. 1. control technology of micro structures of ultra-high temperature members); 1997 nendo seika hokokusho juyo chiiki gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu. Fukugo kino buzai kozo seigyo gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (methane nenryo kokukiyo engine buzai no kodo hyomen kako gijutsu kaihatsu). 1. chokoon buzai micro kozo seigyo gijutsu



    For the purpose of developing members most suitable for aircraft use engines with methane as fuel, the R and D were conducted of technology to reform surfaces and interfaces of materials. In the R and D, the paper took up carbon fiber reinforced carbon composite materials (C/C composites). In the surface control and reformation technology using the ion engineering method, etc., in the sealing processing of C/C composites, tried was the formation of a C/SiC/Si3N4 composite layer which was formed by Si3N4 much smaller in thermal expansion coefficient than SiC. Further, technologies on ion injection, thin film formation, giving of oxidation resistance/corrosion resistance, improving/giving of thermal shock resistance, etc. In the multi-functional coating formation technology such as high liability and corrosion resistance, the study was carried out of the dense composite functionally-gradient layer as thermal stress relaxation layer and the fiber reinforced layer by carbon fiber using pores. Besides, studies were made of technologies of the micro structure control combination, evaluation of ultra-high temperature resistant environmental characteristics, etc. 61 refs., 198 figs., 44 tabs.

  16. Indigenous knowledge and science revisited

    Aikenhead, Glen S.; Ogawa, Masakata


    This article provides a guided tour through three diverse cultural ways of understanding nature: an Indigenous way (with a focus on Indigenous nations in North America), a neo-indigenous way (a concept proposed to recognize many Asian nations' unique ways of knowing nature; in this case, Japan), and a Euro-American scientific way. An exploration of these three ways of knowing unfolds in a developmental way such that some key terms change to become more authentic terms that better represent each culture's collective, yet heterogeneous, worldview, metaphysics, epistemology, and values. For example, the three ways of understanding nature are eventually described as Indigenous ways of living in nature, a Japanese way of knowing seigyo-shizen, and Eurocentric sciences (plural). Characteristics of a postcolonial or anti-hegemonic discourse are suggested for science education, but some inherent difficulties with this discourse are also noted.

  17. Studies on power augmentation of horizontal axis wind turbine with variable speed control. 2nd Report. Determination of optimum slip due to second-power torque control; Kahensoku unten ni yoru field suiheijiku fusha no koseinoka ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Jijo torque seigyo ni yoru saiteki suberi no kettei

    Shimizu, Y.; Takada, M.; Maeda, T. [Mie University, Mie (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kamikawa, H.; Marumo, T. [Mie University, Mie (Japan)


    An inverter-assisted variable speed power generation system is subjected to a field test and the optimum slip for optimum operation against changing wind velocities is determined. The system is a horizontal-axis wind turbine of the up-wind type provided with three variable-pitch blades. The rotor is 8.2m in diameter, the rotation axis is positioned 12.7m above the ground, and the output is rated at 8kW. The rotation of the rotor is multiplied nine times by a step-up gear using a timing belt, and drives the 8-pole/3-phase squirrel-cage 8kW induction generator whose rotation is rated at 900rpm. The generated AC power is converted into DC by transistors before being charged into storage batteries. In the experiment, power is generated at variable speeds using the inverter and four types of second-power torque control are tested, different from each other in the magnitude of slips. After an overall evaluation of the amount of generated power and system efficiency, it is found that a slip of -2.0% is the optimum for the control of power generation in this type of wind turbine. 1 ref., 8 figs.

  18. Report on research achievement in relation with developing fundamental combustion control technologies in fiscal 1998. Research and development of high-performance industrial furnaces; 1998 nendo nensho seigyo kiban gijutsu no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu seika hokokusho. Koseino kogyoro nado ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu



    Development is intended to be made on fundamental combustion control technologies applicable to high-performance industrial furnaces that can reduce energy consumption and respond to environment preservation requirements. With an intention to achieve reduction in combustion exhaust gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides, fundamental studies will be made on factors to decide flame shapes as represented by high-temperature combustion and flame shape control by utilizing microgravity environment, and researches will be made on combustion systems. Devices required for the experiments were fabricated to evaluate critical combustion characteristics of flames in furnaces including industrial furnaces, analyze and evaluate flame control parameters, and study low-pollution combustion technologies. Experimental methods acquired by 1997 were used for the experiments under the microgravity environment. Evaluation experiments were performed on flame shape control technologies and flame radiation characteristics, and basic experiments on the low-pollution combustion technologies. With these experiments, elucidation of the combustion mechanisms was launched by analyzing and evaluating the acquired data. A flame experimenting device for high-temperature preheated air completed by fiscal 1997 was used to acquire such combustion characteristics data as NOx discharge characteristics when the high-temperature preheated air is used. Based on the result thereof, verification was carried out on simulation models. (NEDO)

  19. Fiscal 1998 research report. R and D on the nanometer-controlled optical disk system / Magnetic domain- response 3-D optical memory technology (Development of rational use technology of energy); 1998 nendo nanometa seigyo hikari disk system no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho (jiku oto sanjigen hikari memory gijutsu). Energy shiyo gorika gijutsu kaihatsu



    This report describes the fiscal 1998 result on the magnetic domain-response 3-D optical memory of the nanometer-controlled optical disk system. The magnetic domain response technology is a next-generation optical disk technology which copies fine bits recorded on a recording layer on a read-out layer while magnifying them, and detects the bit smaller than a read out optical spot as large signal level. Magnetic domain-response read out of a fine magnetic domain of 0.12{mu}m in mark length and 0.60{mu}m in track width recorded by optical pulse magnetic field modulation was attempted under the conditions of conventional wavelength (around 680nm) and NA (0.55), and succeeded in expanding unobservable signals up to saturated amplitudes. This is equivalent to a 2-D recording density of 10Gbit/in{sup 2}. Crosstalk-free read out was also verified. As for R and D on the magnetic circular polarization enhanced multiple read out system, the 2-wavelength read out system was fabricated by using 515nm Ar laser light and 780nm semiconductor laser light. It was verified in 2- wavelength read out test that the multi-wavelength read out system is reasonable theoretically. (NEDO)

  20. FY 1998 annual report on the development of plasma-aided surface treatment processes by in-situ controlling (second year); 1997 nendo in-situ seigyo ni yoru plasma riyo hyohi shori process no kaihatsu seika hokokusho (dai 2 nendo)



    This R and D project is aimed at stable production of high-quality, important machine members, which are difficult to sufficiently achieve the required properties by a single material, by carburization while minimizing use of expensive alloy metals, where high-temperature carburizing time is reduced by a plasma-aided system to save energy, and, at the same time, the conventional oil-hardening system is replaced by a He gas cooling/recycling system to solve the environmental problems involved in the former. The exhaust gases released from the plasma-aided system are adequately treated to prevent the problems caused thereby. The conditions of the plasma itself and treated surfaces are sensed in-situ, and the data are fed back to the process controlling system, to keep the treated object stable and high in quality, while minimizing energy consumption. The FY 1998 efforts were directed to studies on methods for sensing the plasma and treated surfaces, and specifications of a mini-plant for the demonstration tests, and to collection of characteristic data for development of some new products to be produced. (NEDO)

  1. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium energy field / Development of the plasma use surface treatment process by in-situ control (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium energy bun`ya / in-situ seigyo ni yoru plasma riyo hyohi shori process no kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    The paper described the fiscal 1997 result of the development. To know of in-plasma phenomena such as carburization and nitriding, a basic plasma experimental device was fabricated for quantitative measurement of reaction activity species. For the study of reaction control between plasma and substrate, a rotary analyzer type ellipsometer was fabricated as a method to detect composition and thickness of the deposit on the substrate surface. For He gas cooling after carburization and hardening, basic specifications for He gas refining/circulating system were confirmed. For perfect non-hazardous processing of exhaust gas from plasma carburization furnace, conducted was the thermodynamic computation of the process. Priority in order of the functions to be possessed as specifications for basic design of mini plant is plasma carburization, He gas cooling, and in-situ measurement. To make the most of the plasma use surface treatment as substitutes for expensive alloy elements, sliding parts/die-cast mold raw materials were carburized to measure the hardness. The Cr carbide coating technology by plasma CVD is also under study as an application example except carburization. 47 refs., 59 figs., 31 tabs.

  2. Report on the results of efforts for fiscal 1997. Development of technologies for creating high-quality crystal materials for low-loss power control devices; 1997 nendo seika hokokusho. Teisonshitsu denryoku seigyo soshiyo kohinshitsu kessho zairyo sosei gijutsu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    Basic technologies are developed for the manufacture of high-quality crystal materials large in diameter and homogeneous in property which will allow power control semiconductor devices to grow more sophisticated in function and to be lower in the loss they suffer. Physical properties of molten semiconductor and the like are measured accurately, which include surface tension, density, viscosity, electric conductivity, thermal conductivity, emissivity, diffusion coefficient, vapor pressure, heat capacity, contact angle, and solid solution equilibrium distribution coefficient. In computer-aided simulation, as in the previous year, simulation codes are developed for the analysis of flow, temperature distribution, and diffusion behavior in the gas phase; simulation codes are developed for the analysis of 3D unsteady thermal flows in the melt; and a main program is developed which governs experimental calculations. As for experiments in model Czochralski crucibles, small crucible are used in which experiments are conducted in the temperature range of normal to 200degC for the acquisition of experimental data for verification. Measured by use of the model crucibles are the temperature distribution in the bath, the surface flow speeds, and the flows inside the melt. 140 refs., 153 figs., 10 tabs.

  3. Research report of FY 1997 on the industrial science and technology development. Technology development of super-metal (technology development of nano-amorphous structural control materials); 1997 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu Shin Energy Sangyo Gijutsu Sogo Kaihatsu Kiko itaku seika hokokusho. Super metal no gijutsu kaihatsu (nano-amorphous kozo seigyo zairyo no gijutsu kaihatsu)



    Research and development of the innovative metals have been conducted, by which the weight reduction of members can be done by drastically improving the strength compared with conventional metals. For the high-rate cluster deposition and super plastic forming technologies, research and development of aluminum-based light-weight materials have been conducted, which provides excellent strength, toughness, and super plastic formability at room temperature. For the high-density energy utilization and control technology (amorphous-A), super-metals have been investigated as high dew point and corrosion resistance materials used for waste incinerators operated under the very severe conditions. These are expected to be applied to the apparatuses and equipment due to their excellent properties. For the controlled cooling technology (amorphous-B), super-metals with excellent soft magnetic characteristics and degree of shape freedom have been investigated for high performance and high efficiency devices including electric/electronic/communication devices, power transmission devices, and various industrial devices and parts. These are expected to contribute to the creation of new markets and the improvement of international competitive force. 123 refs., 160 figs., 33 tabs.

  4. Response characteristics of a long life type floating offshore airport in waves. 3rd Report. Response due to short waves and an attempt of active inclination control; Chojumyogata futaishiki kaijo kuko no harochu oto tokusei. Tanhachoiki no oto oyobi shisei seigyo no kokoromi

    Hirayama, T.; Ma, N.; Nishio, O.; Sato, N. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Notice was given on response characteristics in a short wavelength range of a large floating structure for an offshore airport consisting of semi-submersible replaceable type units, and influence of unit lacking. An attempt was also made on performing restoration of inclination change during unit lacking and suppression of long-cycle variation in waves by using air pressure control. The result of a numerical calculation based on a three-dimensional singular point method may be summarized as follows: mass force added vertically on columns in short wavelength range differs in the outer edges and the central part; relatively uniform values are shown in the central part; and interactive interference is recognized in wave forces in the vertical direction, but the influence therefrom decreases as the wave length decreases. Calculations on vertical movements and bending moments in waves were performed by using a mode synthesizing method. The calculations used fluid force which was calculated based on the three-dimensional singular point method utilizing symmetry with respect to each condition for a complete model plus unit lacking and unit lacking plus inclination control. As a result of verifying the calculations by using an experiment, relatively good agreement was achieved in either case. A high-frequency vibration experiment made clear the characteristics of elastic response in the short-wave length range. 14 refs., 14 figs.

  5. FY 1999 report on the industrial science technology R and D theme - university cooperation type. Technology of glycocluster control biomolecule synthesis (Technology of production of high efficiency oil gathering use sugar chain aggregating agent); 1999 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu tema (Daigaku renkei gata). Gurikokurasuta seigyo seitai bunshi gosei gijutsu (Koseino sekiyu saishuyo tousa shugokazai seizo gijutsu) seika hokokusho



    For the purpose of developing the synthesis process of new materials which cause no pollution and make the recycle system possible, 'the R and D of technology of synthesis of glycocluster control biomolecules' were carried out, and the FY 1999 results were reported. In 'the technology development of prediction of the functional sugar chain structure,' the stable complex model was deduced from various approaches, and it was made clear that for the leading R and D of new sugar chain medicines, etc., it was extremely important to systematically conduct the analysis of patterns of the interaction between sugar chain ligands and protein receptors and the stable conformation of sugar chain ligands. In 'the technology development of clustering/combination of sugar chains,' the multilateral study was made of a new methodology for designing/constructing purpose-answering cluster molecules essential in sugar chain's expressing high-grade function. Studies were also started of a method to manufacture new biodegradable fiber from not only one-component sugar chains but two-component polysaccharides and of the synthesis of oligosaccharide cluster molecules showing anti-HIV activity. (NEDO)

  6. Study of the ablation of extra-low temperature aggregate target and the development of technology of formation of non-equilibrium high-quality functional thin films by the plume control; Gokuteion gyoshutai target no abureshon oyobi purumu seigyo ni yoru hiheiko kohinshitsu kinosei usumaku seisei gijutsu kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu



    A study was made on factors of the formation of high-quality thin films in the pulse laser deposition (PLD) method, a synthesis method of high-grade functional material thin films. In the experiment, plume current measurements using Cu target were conducted for the control of electric and magnetic fields. Especially, the measuring evaluation was made of the two-dimensional distribution including not only the central part of the substrate placed opposite to the target, but the periphery of the substrate. As a result, the following was found out. The distribution of charged particles in the plume is different in positive charge and negative charge, and the negative charge is dispersed/distributed more widely. Accelerating/decelerating effects of charged particles by the electric field are saturated when the bias voltage absolute value is approximately 100V. Ionization is promoted by giving the magnetic field, and the plume distribution is expanded. Positive charged particles of the plume in the magnetic field are decelerated. In the distribution control by giving the electric field, it is effective to think improvement of the distribution not by attracting charged particles by the electric field, but by shutting out charged particles of the same polarity. 29 refs., 75 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Improvement of the efficiency characteristics on the photovoltaic generation system based on a generation control circuit. Part 3. Research on architectural systematization of energy conversion devices; Dosaten seigyo kairo wo mochiita taiyo denchi hatsuden koritsu no kaizen. 3. Energy henkan no kenchiku system ka ni kansuru kenkyu

    Shimizu, T.; Ito, N.; Kimura, G.; Fukao, S.; Sunaga, N.; Tsunoda, M.; Muro, K. [Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo (Japan)


    In introducing a photovoltaic power generation system to urban homes, the general practice is to install a large number of solar cell panels on the roof. However, as is often the case, a part of the solar cell panels is in the shadows (partial shadows) of neighboring homes, electric poles, cables and trees. Under the circumstances, studies were made on the numerous changes in the lowered generating capacity of individual solar cells by the partial shadows. Developed by the authors were the generation point control principle, in which the generation point was individually controlled on serially connected plural solar cell modules, and a practical circuit system based on that principle with the effects verified in a field test. In the test, the generated power of the system was 476W without partial shadows, and was 323W with partial shadows and without the operation of the generation point control circuit, increasing to 406W with partial shadows and with the operation of the circuit. As a result, compared with the case where no generation point control circuit was employed, the effectiveness of the proposed circuit was evident. 3 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Acoustic excitation of diffusion flames with coherent structure in a plane shear layer. ; Application of active combustion control to two-dimensional phase-locked arranging measurements. Soshiki kozo wo tomonau heimen sendai kakusan kaen no onkyo reiki. ; Nijigen iso heikin bunpu sokutei eno active nensho seigyo no oyo

    Ishino, Y.; Kojima, T.; Oiwa, N.; Yamaguchi, S. (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan))


    The acoustic excitation of a plane diffusion flame enhances the periodicity of organized eddy controlled combustion. In this study, to clarify an effectiveness of application of active combustion control, phase characteristics of the excited eddy flames with high periodicity have been examined. A computer-aided phase-locked averaging method was employed to obtain graphical two-dimensional contour maps of the instantaneous profiles of temperature and CH emission. Both maps consisting of eight consecutive phases indicated clearly not only the periodic behavior of the organized eddy flame, but also the gas dynamic properties peculiar to those flames with coherent structure. In addition, the profiles of local contribution of the sound field to the combustion process were examined by calculating the two-dimensional distribution of the local Rayleigh index. Calculation results of the two-dimensional distribution of the local Rayleigh index indicated that the organized eddy flames have high sensitivity to sound, and play an important role in an interaction of sound and flame. 6 refs., 9 figs.

  9. Study on a constant-tip-speed-ratio operation of wind power generation system. Effect of load control system on dynamic behavior; Furyoku hatsuden system no hensoku seigyo unten ni kansuru kenkyu. Fuka seigyokei ga system no rikigakuteki kyodo ni oyobosu eikyo

    Wakui, T.; Yamaguchi, K. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan); Tanzawa, Y. [Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama (Japan); Hashizume, T.; Ota, E. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan). School of Science and Engineering


    The effect that the set data of the load control system in a wind power generation system exerts on the dynamic behavior of a system was investigated. The wind power generation system consists of a hybrid wind turbine with combined Darrieus and Savonius rotors, load with a generator and battery in the center, and a controller. A constant-tip-speed ratio operation that holds the circumferential speed ratio in which the power coefficient is maximized irrespective of the change in wind velocity was used to extract and convert the wind energy more effectively. In a high-wind velocity area, the system is operated at a fixed speed, and the increase in rotation is suppressed to protect the wing strength. In a large system, the response characteristics are only slightly improved by the limited load operation range and influenced rotor inertial. Power cannot be fully extracted even if the control system is changed in setting, and the applicability to the wind situation remains low. During the actual operation, the adjustment value of the control system should be set so that the output operation is satisfactorily possible in the specified load operation range, that is, the change in the instantaneous value of an effective power coefficient indicates almost flat gain characteristics in frequency characteristics. 14 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. Fiscal 1998 achievement report on regional consortium research and development project. Venture business raising type regional consortium - small business creating base type (Control of gene expression by ligands for nuclear receptors and its application to medicine manufacture - 2nd year); 1998 nendo kakunai juyotai ligand ni yoru iden joho hatsugen no seigyo to iyaku seizo process eno oyo seika hokokusho. 2



    Studies are made about ascochlorin and its derivatives which are expected to be effective in the treatment and prevention of lifestyle diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, etc. The current goal is to definitely prove at the cell culture stage that ascochlorin and its derivatives act as ligands for nuclear receptors. As the result of the effort to prove their activation of nuclear receptors, it is clarified that they activate not only PPARr, which is the initial target of the research, but also PPARa, PXR, and ER. A computer simulation of interaction between ascochlorin derivatives and PPARr is conducted, and now it is predicted that the helix 10 cubic structure is transformed so that co-activators may connect to the structure. It is also found that AS-6 inhibits almost completely the appearance of type II diabetes in the db/db mouse lacking leptin receptors and type I diabetes in the NOD (non-obese diabetes) mouse. (NEDO)

  11. Fiscal 1997 report on the development of an energy use rationalization ultra-high tech liquid crystal technology. Project of development/promotion of ultra-high tech electronic technology / technology of design/control/analysis of new functional electronic materials; 1997 nendo kenkyu seika hokokusho energy shiyo gorika chosentan ekisho gijutsu kaihatsu. Chosentan denshi gijutsu kaihatsu sokushin jigyo / shinkino denshi zairyo sekkei seigyo bunseki gijutsu



    A research was conducted with the aim of developing an ultra-low power consuming type information display which supports the next next generation informatizing society. As to the function combined type fine structure formation technology, a formation technology of fine structure supporting multi-layer pixel by organic polymer materials was established to confirm a possibility of adopting it to high functional liquid crystal display. Concerning the high functional fine structure formation technology, a study was proceeded with on holographic PDLC which is an interference reflection coloring method. In relation to the low temperature film formation technology of ferroelectric thin films, a film formation device was introduced to obtain basic data, and at the same time a possibility was studied of improving film characteristics by laser annealing conducted after the film formation. Moreover, concerning the new functional material technology, studies were made of optical interference/high light-scattering control materials, light alignment elements, ultra-high purity/ultra-reliable optical materials, ultra-anisotropy optical materials, etc. About the light reflection characteristics control technology, studied were new liquid crystal molucular orientaion control technology, multi-dimensional anisotropy structure formation technology, etc. 100 refs., 273 figs., 58 tabs.

  12. FY 1999 report on the results of the R and D of the creation technology of original high-function materials - Development of the oil refining related advanced precise structure controlled materials. R and D of multi-dimensional space polymer; 1999 nendo dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho (sekiyu seisei kodoka seimitsu kozo seigyo zairyo kaihatsu). Tajigen kukan polymer no kenkyu kaihatsu



    The R and D were carried out of the precise synthesis technology of polymer using the oxygen related catalytic polymerization and the synthetic chemical control technology of the chain pattern of polymer and 3D space geometrical structure, and the FY 1999 results were reported. In the study of the regioselective synthesis of polyarylene oxides by enzyme model catalyst, a foothold was gained for elucidation of the highly-regioselective reaction mechanism in the 'radical-controlled' oxidative polymerization method. As to the development of the artificial urushi by enzymatic hardening reaction of phenolic derivatives, artificial urushi was created by polymerization of cardanol using metal model complex as catalyst. Besides, study was made of the reformation of redox enzymes by introduction of electroactive groups. Concerning the development of synthesis technology and reversible interconversion reaction for cross-linked sugar polymers, cross-linked sugar polymers were obtained in the aqueous solution, and the polymer formation - low molecular dissociation was confirmed. The target was achieved. Additionally, study was conducted of the synthesis of new polymers based on globular glycopolymers and their 3D space control, etc. (NEDO)

  13. 1998 report on results of R and D project for industrial science and technology (R and D for technologies of producing innovative high performance material) (development of technologies for structural control material). R and D for high stimuli-responsive material; 1998 nendo dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (kozo seigyo zairyo gijutsu kaihatsu) kodo shigeki oto zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    A report was made on the results of 1998 R and D concerning high stimuli-responsive materials. This R and D was intended to develop technologies for producing, by copying organism, innovative new stocks and new materials which repeatedly provide functions such as separating, transmitting and moving in response to stimuli. In the R and D of polymeric high stimuli-responsive materials, studies were conducted on multi-stimuli-responsive separation materials, molecular recognition controlled separation materials, and cell adhesion/separation materials with molecular recognition function. In the R and D of composite high stimuli-responsive materials, release controlled function materials and materials for actuator were studied. The investigation and research of common basic technologies were carried out on such subjects as synthesis and functional development of multi-signal responded polymer gels, development of temperature-responsive chromatography, synthesis and characterization of novel stimuli-sensitive materials, studies on structural characterization of intelligent gels, novel thermosensitive polymers, polyelectrolytic model networks, etc. (NEDO)

  14. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium energy field / R and D mesoscopic organ control heat-resistant / wear-resistant metal group composite materials (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium energy bun`ya / mesoscopic fukuso soshiki seigyo tainetsu taimamosei kinzokuki fukugo zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    Out of the R and D of mesoscopic metal group composite materials, the paper described the fiscal 1997 results. In the in-situ method as a composite material making method, elucidated to some degree were chemical composition of Fe-C-Cr-V-Nb-Mo-W-Ni base multi-dimensional alloys, and wear resistance and oxidation resistance of MC type carbide dispersion multi-phase texture crystallizing as primary crystal and eutectic. In the composite material making with ceramic fiber and alloy by the pressure infiltration method, the paper clarified the texture formation mechanism in solidification/heat treatment by a combination of Al alloys and alumina long fiber, and the relation between fiber configuration and wear resistance. By MA and MG methods as the powder metallurgy composite material making method, a composed body of {alpha}-stainless steel of Fe-12%Cr composition and M23C6 of 40-90vol% are designed for alloy composition, and powder of amorphous or hyperfine texture was fabricated. By hot pressing this, fine texture mixed with M23C6 of 1{mu}m and ferrite was obtained. Further, by mechanically alloying the powder composed of high speed steel, TiN powder and TiC powder, hyperfine texture mixed powder was fabricated. Conditions of HIP treatment of large members were also discussed. 58 refs., 124 figs., 35 tabs.

  15. Fiscal 1997 project on the R and D of industrial scientific technology under consignment from NEDO. Report on the results of the R and D of technologies to invent original high-functional materials (development of precise structure control materials for enhancement of oil refining); 1997 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo Shin Energy Sangyo Gijutsu Sogo Kaihatsu Kiko itaku. Dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (sekiyu seisei kodoka seimitsu kozo seigyo zairyo kaihatsu) seika hokokusho



    The paper described the R and D of technologies for creating original high-functional materials under the R and D system of industrial scientific technology. Japan chemical Innovation Institute (JCII) is conducting intensive joint researches under consignment from NEDO with private companies, universities and national research institutes. Among those, the paper reported the fiscal 1997 results of the following two researches conducted as development of precise structure control materials for enhancement of oil refining: precision catalytic polymerization and multi-dimensional space polymer. As to the precision catalytic polymerization, the paper is aimed at developing base technologies for the molecular weight and stereoregularity by which remarkable improvement in performance of addition polymerization type polymer can be expected, and on the development of a polymerization catalyst which arbitarily controls the primary structure such as end group structure and of a precision addition polymerization process. Subthemes are addition polymerization with limit and oriented catalytic polymerization. In relation to multi-dimensional space polymer, the paper is aimed at developing highly selective polymerization technology of aromatic compounds using enzyme related catalysts and synthesis technology of regular structure polymer, and synthesis technology of new polymer group having a new chain pattern except covalent bond/new polymer group having characteristics in three-dimensional space geometric structure. 244 refs,, 160 figs., 94 tabs.

  16. Research and development project of regional consortiums in fiscal 1998. Research and development of regional consortium energy (development of measuring technology to aid energy conservation in electronic device manufacturing processes (design and trial production of IMI) (Report on the result in the first year)); 1998 nendo chiiki consortium energy kenkyu kaihatsu. Denshi kikirui seizo process no sho energy shien keisoku seigyo gijutsu no kaihatsu (IMI no sekkei to shisaku) (dai 1 nendo)



    This paper summarizes the development of intelligent micro instruments (IMI) inaugurated in fiscal 1998 as the wide-area consortium project for the Tama area. Research and development will be carried out on the following items: IMI substrate elements utilizing micro machining technology, applicable to micro sensors and micro probes, semiconductor process sensors, electronic device measuring probes, signal processing and communication circuits for wireless sensing. This paper describes the achievements during fiscal 1998. Technologies were transferred from the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology on silicon micro machining and PZT piezoelectric thin film formation. An IMI research laboratory was installed at the Tokyo Metropolitan University. In developing the IMI substrate elements, different beams applicable to sensors and probes were fabricated on a trial basis, and their mechanical properties were measured. For the semiconductor process sensors, discussions were given on micronization on a chlorine ion analyzer. In developing the electronic device measuring probes, the target was placed on measurement of in-situ characteristics of IC chips on a wafer. A prototype transmitting and receiving circuit board was fabricated for developing the wireless sensing. (NEDO)

  17. Fiscal 1997 project on the R and D of industrial scientific technology under consignment form NEDO. Report on the results of the R and D of technologies to invent original high-functional materials (technical development of structure control materials / R and D of molecular harmonized materials); 1997 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo Shin Energy Sangyo Gijutsu Sogo Kaihatsu Kiko itaku. Dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (kozo seigyo zairyo gijutsu kaihatsu) bunshi kyocho zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    By establishing microtechnology using molecular-level bottoming-up (molecular harmonization) by imitating the system of living organism, the paper described the R and D of molecular harmonized materials aiming at developing high-functional/high-performance materials such as high-performance catalyst, photo-information functional materials and sensing materials. Under consignment from NEDO, Japan Chemical innovation Institute started the 5-year plan in fiscal 1997. Self-assembled molecular films, in which organic molecules are orderly arranged by self-assembly, aim at developing new memory/optical/sensing materials. Mesophase materials which are such materials as liquid crystal showing the intermediate state between solid and liquid, develop optical/photoconductive materials using precise molecular orientation controllability. Macroporous materials are such substances as zeolite having molecular size micro pores. The paper aims at establishment of synthesis techniques of them and development of high-performance catalyst, etc. using them. In the comprehensive investigational research, conducted was a survey of the trend overseas in addition to a study of subjects in question. Further, the supporting basic study was reconsigned to universities, etc. 57 refs., 62 figs., 17 tabs.

  18. Fiscal 1997 project on the R and D of industrial scientific technology under consignment from NEDO. Report on the results of the R and D of technologies to invent original high-functional materials (technical development of structure control materials / R and D of multi-stimuli-responsive materials); 1997 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo Shin Energy Sangyo Gijutsu Sogo Kaihatsu Kiko itaku. Dokusoteki kokino zairyo sosei gijutsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (kozo seigyo zairyo gijutsu kaihatsu) kodo shigeki oto zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    The paper described multi-stimuli-responsive materials out of the technology developments for creating original high-functional materials under the system of R and D of industrial scientific technologies. These are materials which repeatedly reproduce functions such as separation, penetration and movement in response to stimuli by imitating living organisms. In relation to polymer multi-stimuli-responsive materials, various copolymers were synthesized using N-acetyl (meta) acrylamide, of which the synthesis method was established in the previous fiscal year, as a main component, and thermal responsive polymer with upper critical solution temperature which becomes a base of separation functional materials was searched for. By immobilizing it with molecular recognition ligand, measured was thermal dependence of affinity of the immobilized matter to albumin. Also studied were molecular recognition cell adhesion/separation functional materials. Concerning composite multi-stimuli-responsive materials, with the use of silica microcapsule surface-immobilized with silane coupling agent, studied were the optimum conditions for immobilizing thermo-responsive polymer to the surface of the capsule. Using motion functional materials by ion exchange resin, obtained was motion functionality which is satisfactory at the state of practical use. 94 refs., 82 figs., 16 tabs.