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  1. Small Signal Loudspeaker Impedance Emulator

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    Iversen, Niels Elkjær; Knott, Arnold

    2014-01-01

    Specifying the performance of audio amplifiers is typically done by playing sine waves into a pure ohmic load. However real loudspeaker impedances are not purely ohmic but characterized by the mechanical resonance between the mass of the diaphragm and the compliance of its suspension which vary from driver to driver. Therefore, a loudspeaker emulator capable of adjusting its impedance to that of a given driver is desired for measurement purposes. This paper proposes a loudspeaker emulator circuit for small signals. Simulations and experimental results are compared and show that it is possible to emulate the loudspeaker impedance with an electric circuit and that its resonance frequency can be changed by tuning two resistors.

  2. Analysis of small-signal intensity modulation of semiconductor lasers taking account of gain suppression

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    Moustafa Ahmed; Ali El-Lafi

    2008-07-01

    This paper demonstrates theoretical characterization of intensity modulation of semiconductor lasers (SL’s). The study is based on a small-signal model to solve the laser rate equations taking into account suppression of optical gain. Analytical forms of the small-signal modulation response and modulation bandwidth are derived. Influences of the bias current, modulation index and modulation frequency as well as gain suppression on modulation characteristics are examined. Computer simulation of the model is applied to $1.55-\\mu$m InGaAsP lasers. The results show that when the SL is biased far-above threshold, the increase of gain suppression increases both the modulation response and its peak frequency. The modulation bandwidth also increases but the laser damping rate decreases. Quantitative description of the relationships of both modulation bandwidth vs. relaxation frequency and maximum modulation bandwidth vs. nonlinear gain coefficient are presented.

  3. Small-signal modulation characteristics of a polariton laser

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    Zunaid Baten, Md; Frost, Thomas; Iorsh, Ivan; Deshpande, Saniya; Kavokin, Alexey; Bhattacharya, Pallab

    2015-07-01

    Use of large bandgap materials together with electrical injection makes the polariton laser an attractive low-power coherent light source for medical and biomedical applications or short distance plastic fiber communication at short wavelengths (violet and ultra-violet), where a conventional laser is difficult to realize. The dynamic properties of a polariton laser have not been investigated experimentally. We have measured, for the first time, the small signal modulation characteristics of a GaN-based electrically pumped polariton laser operating at room temperature. A maximum -3?dB modulation bandwidth of 1.18?GHz is measured. The experimental results have been analyzed with a theoretical model based on the Boltzmann kinetic equations and the agreement is very good. We have also investigated frequency chirping during such modulation. Gain compression phenomenon in a polariton laser is interpreted and a value is obtained for the gain compression factor.

  4. Small-signal modulation characteristics of a polariton laser

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    Zunaid Baten, Md; Frost, Thomas; Iorsh, Ivan; Deshpande, Saniya; Kavokin, Alexey; Bhattacharya, Pallab

    2015-07-01

    Use of large bandgap materials together with electrical injection makes the polariton laser an attractive low-power coherent light source for medical and biomedical applications or short distance plastic fiber communication at short wavelengths (violet and ultra-violet), where a conventional laser is difficult to realize. The dynamic properties of a polariton laser have not been investigated experimentally. We have measured, for the first time, the small signal modulation characteristics of a GaN-based electrically pumped polariton laser operating at room temperature. A maximum ?3?dB modulation bandwidth of 1.18?GHz is measured. The experimental results have been analyzed with a theoretical model based on the Boltzmann kinetic equations and the agreement is very good. We have also investigated frequency chirping during such modulation. Gain compression phenomenon in a polariton laser is interpreted and a value is obtained for the gain compression factor.

  5. Small-Signal Amplifier with MOSFET and BJT in Triple Darlington Configuration

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    SUSMRITA SRIVASTAVA; NARESH KUMAR CHAUDHARY; SACHCHIDANAND SHUKLA

    2013-01-01

    A new circuit model of a small-signal narrow-band amplifier is proposed and analyzed on the qualitative scale. Proposed amplifier uses two MOSFETs and a BJT in Triple Darlington configuration with two additional biasing resistances in the circuit. With low distortion percentage (1.28%), the proposed circuit successfully amplifies small-signals of 1-10mV range and simultaneously provides high voltage gain (311.593) and current gain (13.971K) with narrow bandwidth (9.665KHz). Variations of maxi...

  6. Small-signal modeling of graphene barristors

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    Khayatian, Ahmad; Mohammadi, Saeed; Keshavarzi, Parviz

    2015-08-01

    This paper presents a small-signal model for graphene barristor, a promising device for the future nanoelectronics industry. Because of the functional similarities to the conventional FET transistors, the same configuration and parameters, as those of FETs, are assumed for the model. Transconductance, output resistance, and parasitic capacitances are the main parameters of the small signal equivalent circuit modeled in this work. Recognizing the importance of physical modeling of novel semiconductor devices, we develop physical compact expressions for the device radio-frequency characteristics. Furthermore, we clarify the physics behind the variation of the characteristics as the device parameters change. We also validate our model results with available simulation results. Impact of equilibrium Schottky barrier height of the graphene-silicon junction on the radio frequency performance of barristor is investigated, too.

  7. Small signal solutions of the transport equations

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    The transport relationships are generally solved by means of simpliying hypotheses or by using numerical analysis. A third method, within the framework of small signal theory, enables solutions to be obtained in closed form. Results are given for two particular cases : (i) minority carrier injection in semiconductors : (ii) Hall effect in a sample of finite length. The consequences of this analysis are believed to be of general importance in connection with the interpretation of electrical measurements on solids involving contacts

  8. Small-signal Loudspeaker Impedance Emulator

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    Knott, Arnold; Iversen, Niels Elkjær

    2014-01-01

    Specifying the performance of audio ampliers is typically done by playing sine waves into a pure ohmic load. However real loudspeaker impedances are not purely ohmic but characterised by the mechanical resonance between the mass of the diaphragm and the compliance of its' suspension which vary from driver to driver. Therefore a loudspeaker emulator capable of adjusting its' impedance to a given driver is in need for measurement purposes. This paper proposes a loudspeaker emulator circuit for small signals. Simulations and experimental results are compared and show that it is possible to emulate the loudspeaker impedance with an electric circuit and that its' resonance frequency can be changed by tuning two resistors.

  9. A New Circuit Model of Small-Signal Sziklai Pair Amplifier

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    SachchidaNand Shukla and Susmrita Srivastava

    2013-01-01

    A new circuit model of RC coupled small-signal Sziklai pair amplifier is proposed and qualitatively analyzed for the first time. The circuit of proposed amplifier uses a Sziklai pair with NPN driver and crops high voltage gain (237.916), moderate bandwidth (15.10KHz), fairly high current gain (712.075) and considerably low THD (0.73%) at 1mV, 1KHz input AC signal. This circuit can be tuned in specific audible frequency range, extending approximately from 1Hz to 20KHz. Tuning performance makes...

  10. A New Circuit Model of Small-Signal Sziklai Pair Amplifier

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    SachchidaNand Shukla and Susmrita Srivastava

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available A new circuit model of RC coupled small-signal Sziklai pair amplifier is proposed and qualitatively analyzed for the first time. The circuit of proposed amplifier uses a Sziklai pair with NPN driver and crops high voltage gain (237.916, moderate bandwidth (15.10KHz, fairly high current gain (712.075 and considerably low THD (0.73% at 1mV, 1KHz input AC signal. This circuit can be tuned in specific audible frequency range, extending approximately from 1Hz to 20KHz. Tuning performance makes this amplifier circuit suitable to use in Radio and TV receiver stages. The qualitative and tuning performance of the proposed amplifier offers it a flexible application range as high voltage gain, high power gain and tuned amplifier. Tuning performance, variation of voltage gain with frequency and different biasing resistances, input and output noises at operating frequency, temperature dependency of performance parameters and total harmonic distortion of the amplifier are perused for providing wide spectrum to the qualitative studies. The proposed Sziklai pair configuration with NPN driver transistor can be attempted to fabricate a single pack transistor IC version of Sziklai pair. Proposed circuit is also free from poor response problem of small-signal Darlington pair amplifiers at higher frequencies and narrow-band response region for PNP driven small-signal Sziklai pair amplifier.

  11. A Novel Circuit Model of Small-Signal Amplifier Developed by Using BJT-JFET-BJT in Triple Darlington Configuration

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    SACHCHIDANAND SHUKLA; SUSMRITA SRIVASTAVA

    2013-01-01

    Two distinct configurations of small-signal amplifiers, consisting hybrid combination of BJT-FET-BJT in Triple Darlington topology, are proposed and qualitatively analyzed perhaps for the first time. The first proposed amplifier crops high voltage with moderate current gain and bandwidth in 1-15mV input signal range at 1 KHz frequency. However, the second amplifier is configured by creating certain modifications in the first circuit. This amplifier produces about double voltage and current ga...

  12. A small - signal stability analysis of DFIG wind generation

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    Vittal, Eknath; O'Malley, Mark; Keane, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the small-signal stability impacts of high penetrations of doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbines on power systems. It provides a basic overview of small-signal stability concepts and then examines the response of DFIG generation to two local contingency event. Using the New England 39 bus test system, this paper will demonstrate the stability implications of DFIG turbines utilizing terminal voltage control and fixed power factor control in response...

  13. Power system small signal stability analysis and control

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    Mondal, Debasish; Sengupta, Aparajita

    2014-01-01

    Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control presents a detailed analysis of the problem of severe outages due to the sustained growth of small signal oscillations in modern interconnected power systems. The ever-expanding nature of power systems and the rapid upgrade to smart grid technologies call for the implementation of robust and optimal controls. Power systems that are forced to operate close to their stability limit have resulted in the use of control devices by utility companies to improve the performance of the transmission system against commonly occurring power system

  14. Robustness of Supersensitivity to Small Signals in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

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    Zhou, Changsong; Lai, C.-H.

    2000-01-01

    Nonlinear dynamical systems possessing an invariant subspace can display interesting dynamical behavior, such as on-off intermittency and bubbling. This letter shows that a class of such systems have amazing features of (1) supersensitivity to small input signals and (2) robustness of the supersensitivity in the presence of noise. These features make the systems very promising as small signal detectors.

  15. A Novel Circuit Model of Small-Signal Amplifier Developed by Using BJT-JFET-BJT in Triple Darlington Configuration

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    SACHCHIDANAND SHUKLA

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Two distinct configurations of small-signal amplifiers, consisting hybrid combination of BJT-FET-BJT in Triple Darlington topology, are proposed and qualitatively analyzed perhaps for the first time. The first proposed amplifier crops high voltage with moderate current gain and bandwidth in 1-15mV input signal range at 1 KHz frequency. However, the second amplifier is configured by creating certain modifications in the first circuit. This amplifier produces about double voltage and current gain than the first amplifier circuit with almost half bandwidth in 1-4mV input-signal-range at 1 KHz frequency. Both the amplifier circuits include two additional biasing resistances. Variations in voltage gain as a function of frequency and different biasing resistances, temperature dependency of performance parameters, bandwidth and total harmonic distortion of the amplifiers are also perused. The proposed amplifiers can be successfully implemented as high power gain small-signal amplifiers in audio-frequency-range because of the obtained values of the current and voltage gains which are higher than unity.

  16. Small signal modulation characteristics of red-emitting (? = 610?nm) III-nitride nanowire array lasers on (001) silicon

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    Jahangir, Shafat

    2015-02-16

    The small signal modulation characteristics of an InGaN/GaN nanowire array edge- emitting laser on (001) silicon are reported. The emission wavelength is 610 nm. Lattice matched InAlN cladding layers were incorporated in the laser heterostructure for better mode confinement. The suitability of the nanowire lasers for use in plastic fiber communication systems with direct modulation is demonstrated through their modulation bandwidth of f-3dB,max = 3.1 GHz, very low values of chirp (0.8 Å) and ?-parameter, and large differential gain (3.1 × 10-17 cm2).

  17. Improving Small Signal Stability through Operating Point Adjustment

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    Huang, Zhenyu; Zhou, Ning; Tuffner, Francis K.; Chen, Yousu; Trudnowski, Daniel J.; Mittelstadt, William; Hauer, John F.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

    2010-09-30

    ModeMeter techniques for real-time small signal stability monitoring continue to mature, and more and more phasor measurements are available in power systems. It has come to the stage to bring modal information into real-time power system operation. This paper proposes to establish a procedure for Modal Analysis for Grid Operations (MANGO). Complementary to PSS’s and other traditional modulation-based control, MANGO aims to provide suggestions such as increasing generation or decreasing load for operators to mitigate low-frequency oscillations. Different from modulation-based control, the MANGO procedure proactively maintains adequate damping for all time, instead of reacting to disturbances when they occur. Effect of operating points on small signal stability is presented in this paper. Implementation with existing operating procedures is discussed. Several approaches for modal sensitivity estimation are investigated to associate modal damping and operating parameters. The effectiveness of the MANGO procedure is confirmed through simulation studies of several test systems.

  18. Comparative study of probabilistic methodologies for small signal stability assessment

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    Rueda, J.L.; Colome, D.G. [Universidad Nacional de San Juan (IEE-UNSJ), San Juan (Argentina). Inst. de Energia Electrica], Emails: joseluisrt@iee.unsj.edu.ar, colome@iee.unsj.edu.ar

    2009-07-01

    Traditional deterministic approaches for small signal stability assessment (SSSA) are unable to properly reflect the existing uncertainties in real power systems. Hence, the probabilistic analysis of small signal stability (SSS) is attracting more attention by power system engineers. This paper discusses and compares two probabilistic methodologies for SSSA, which are based on the two point estimation method and the so-called Monte Carlo method, respectively. The comparisons are based on the results obtained for several power systems of different sizes and with different SSS performance. It is demonstrated that although with an analytical approach the amount of computation of probabilistic SSSA can be reduced, the different degrees of approximations that are adopted, lead to deceptive results. Conversely, Monte Carlo based probabilistic SSSA can be carried out with reasonable computational effort while holding satisfactory estimation precision. (author)

  19. Development of a small signal theory for the harmonic gyroklystron

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    1989-04-01

    A small signal theory for the harmonic gyroklystron (HGK) was developed. The theory uses approximate analytical solutions for the cavity fields of vaned magnetron-like cavities. A computer program called SSHGK was written to calculate the small signal gain, resonant frequency, R/Q Q(0), and related quantities for a given set of cavity dimensions, beam parameters, magnetic field, and cavity loading. Program results indicate that there are broad ranges of input parameters which will produce acceptable small signal gain at the second and third cyclotron harmonics. A representative design was outlined for 35 GHz operation at the second cyclotron harmonic. An electron gun and magnetic focusing system was designed to generate the required thin, hollow, axis encircling electron beam. This integrated gun and focusing system was developed and modeled to easily generate the desired beam trajectories and cross section. This new design produces beams with high ratios of transverse to longitudinal momentum (alpha), and low velocity spreads required by gyro-amplifiers such as the HGK. Using this design, a given gun structure can produce electron beams with adjustable alphas, beam radii, beam currents, annular widths, and velocity spreads just by changing the electrode voltages and magnetic field profile.

  20. Small signal amplifiers and converters for millimeter wave Satcom systems

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    Okean, H. C.

    1979-01-01

    This paper describes the current state of the art and the various design tradeoffs encompassing the variety of small signal active circuit 'building blocks' deployed in millimeter wave Satcom receivers and transmitters. Included in this catagory are such low noise receiver components as parametric and FET amplifiers and low loss mixer downconverters as well as low level transmitter driver components such as resistive and varactor upconverters. Current and projected state of the art performance data will be presented along with specific examples of operating hardware.

  1. Gain and bandwidth in stagger-tuned gyroklystrons

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    An analytical theory describing the trade-off in the bandwidth and gain in multicavity, stagger-tuned gyroklystrons (GKLs) is developed. The assumption that the cavities are short and therefore the electron ballistic bunching proceeds in long drift sections (point-gap model) allows us to develop analytically both the small-signal and large-signal theories of stagger-tuned GKLs. The results for two-, three-, and four-cavity GKLs are presented which illustrate the bandwidth increase, the gain degradation, and the increase in gain-bandwidth product due to the stagger tuning. copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics

  2. Thermal Effects and Small Signal Modulation of 1.3-?m InAs/GaAs Self-Assembled Quantum-Dot Lasers

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    Tong CZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We investigate the influence of thermal effects on the high-speed performance of 1.3-?m InAs/GaAs quantum-dot lasers in a wide temperature range (5–50°C. Ridge waveguide devices with 1.1 mm cavity length exhibit small signal modulation bandwidths of 7.51 GHz at 5°C and 3.98 GHz at 50°C. Temperature-dependent K-factor, differential gain, and gain compression factor are studied. While the intrinsic damping-limited modulation bandwidth is as high as 23 GHz, the actual modulation bandwidth is limited by carrier thermalization under continuous wave operation. Saturation of the resonance frequency was found to be the result of thermal reduction in the differential gain, which may originate from carrier thermalization.

  3. Small-signal theory of subterahertz overmoded surface wave oscillator with distributed wall loss

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    Wang, Guangqiang; Wang, Jianguo; Li, Shuang; Wang, Xuefeng

    2015-09-01

    A small-signal theory of the overmoded surface wave oscillator (SWO) with distributed wall loss is presented in this letter. The wall loss considered here includes the surface resistance and surface roughness. The cold and hot characteristics of 0.14 THz SWO are studied by the small-signal theory. Numerical results show that as the increase of wall loss, the working frequency decreases slightly, the rise time and startup time of oscillation increase significantly, and the output power decreases dramatically. Particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation confirms the prediction by the small-signal theory.

  4. Small-signal Amplifier with Three Dissimilar Active Devices in Triple Darlington Topology

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    DR. SACHCHIDANAND SHUKLA; SUSMRITA SRIVASTAVA

    2013-01-01

    A new circuit model of a small-signal amplifier is proposed and analyzed on the qualitative scale. Apart from routine biasing components, the proposed amplifier circuit uses two additional biasing resistances and three dissimilar active devices namely MOSFET, JFET and BJT in Triple Darlington configuration. Having a considerably low amount of distortion (0.71%), the proposed circuit successfully amplifies small-signals of 1-5mV range (at 1 KHz frequency) and simultaneously provides high volta...

  5. Chemical Industry Bandwidth Study

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    2006-12-01

    The Chemical Bandwidth Study provides a snapshot of potentially recoverable energy losses during chemical manufacturing. The advantage of this study is the use of "exergy" analysis as a tool for pinpointing inefficiencies.

  6. Glass Industry Bandwidth Analysis

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    Rue, David M. [Gas Technology Inst., Des Plaines, IL (United States)

    2006-07-01

    This is a study on energy use and potential savings, or "bandwidth" study, for several glassmaking processes. Intended to provide a realistic estimate of the potential amount of energy that can be saved in an industrial process, the "bandwidth" refers to the difference between the amount of energy that would be consumed in a process using commercially available technology versus the minimum amount of energy needed to achieve those same results.

  7. Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis

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    Rue, David M. [Gas Technology Inst., Des Plaines, IL (United States); Servaites, James [Gas Technology Inst., Des Plaines, IL (United States); Wolf, Warren [Gas Technology Inst., Des Plaines, IL (United States)

    2007-08-01

    This is a study on energy use and potential savings, or "bandwidth" study, for several glassmaking processes. Intended to provide a realistic estimate of the potential amount of energy that can be saved in an industrial process, the "bandwidth" refers to the difference between the amount of energy that would be consumed in a process using commercially available technology versus the minimum amount of energy needed to achieve those same results.

  8. Small Signal Stability Improvement of Power Systems Using Optimal Load Responses in Competitive Electricity Markets

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    Hu, Weihao; Su, Chi

    2011-01-01

    Since the hourly spot market price is available one day ahead in Denmark, the price could be transferred to the consumers and they may shift some of their loads from high price periods to the low price periods in order to save their energy costs. The optimal load response to an electricity price for demand side management generates different load profiles and may provide an opportunity to improve the small signal stability of power systems with high wind power penetrations. In this paper, the idea of power system small signal stability improvement by using optimal load response to the electricity price is proposed. A 17-bus power system with high wind power penetrations, which resembles the Eastern Danish power system, is chosen as the study case. Simulation results show that the optimal load response to electricity prices is an effective measure to improve the small signal stability of power systems with high wind power penetrations.

  9. T3DB: an integrated database for bacterial type III secretion system

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    Wang Yejun

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Type III Secretion System (T3SS, which plays important roles in pathogenesis or symbiosis, is widely expressed in a variety of gram negative bacteria. However, lack of unique nomenclature for T3SS genes has hindered T3SS related research. It is necessary to set up a knowledgebase integrating T3SS-related research data to facilitate the communication between different research groups interested in different bacteria. Description A T3SS-related Database (T3DB was developed. T3DB serves as an integrated platform for sequence collection, function annotation, and ortholog classification for T3SS related apparatus, effector, chaperone and regulatory genes. The collection of T3SS-containing bacteria, T3SS-related genes, function annotation, and the ortholog information were all manually curated from literature. BPBAac, a highly efficient T3SS effector prediction tool, was also implemented. Conclusions T3DB is the first systematic platform integrating well-annotated T3SS-related gene and protein information to facilitate T3SS and bacterial pathogenecity related research. The newly constructed T3 ortholog clusters may faciliate effective communication between different research groups and will promote de novo discoveries. Besides, the manually-curated high-quality effector and chaperone data are useful for feature analysis and evolutionary studies of these important proteins.

  10. Study on Small Signal Stability Improvement by PSS of the Large-Scale Wind Power Integration

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    Zi Lan Zhao

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available With the increasing penetration of wind energy generation into power system, the impact of wind farms on power grids performance and stability control is of growing concern. Firstly there is a introduction of basic principles related to small signal stability analysis. Then a new method of improving small signal stability is proposed in this paper. The method, based on optimization adjustment of time constant of the phase shift link of PSS, is verified to be effective by an instance analysis of simulation in DIgSILENT/Power Factory. Three-machine Nine Nodes Model is used in this simulation.

  11. Small-signal modelling and control of photovoltaic based water pumping system.

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    Ghosh, Arun; Ganesh Malla, Siva; Narayan Bhende, Chandrasekhar

    2015-07-01

    This paper studies small-signal modelling and control design for a photovoltaic (PV) based water pumping system without energy storage. First, the small-signal model is obtained and then, using this model, two proportional-integral (PI) controllers, where one controller is used to control the dc-link voltage and the other one to control the speed of induction motor, are designed to meet control goals such as settling time and peak overshoot of the closed loop responses. The loop robustness of the design is also studied. For a given set of system parameters, simulations are carried out to validate the modelling and the control design. PMID:25707717

  12. The Bandwidth Exchange Architecture

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    Turner, D M; Keromytis, A D; Turner, David Michael; Prevelakis, Vassilis; Keromytis, Angelos D.

    2005-01-01

    New applications for the Internet such as video on demand, grid computing etc. depend on the availability of high bandwidth connections with acceptable Quality of Service (QoS). There appears to be, therefore, a requirement for a market where bandwidth-related transactions can take place. For this market to be effective, it must be efficient for both the provider (seller) and the user (buyer) of the bandwidth. This implies that: (a) the buyer must have a wide choice of providers that operate in a competitive environment, (b) the seller must be assured that a QoS transaction will be paid by the customer, and (c) the QoS transaction establishment must have low overheads so that it may be used by individual customers without a significant burden to the provider. In order to satisfy these requirements, we propose a framework that allows customers to purchase bandwidth using an open market where providers advertise links and capacities and customers bid for these services. The model is close to that of a commoditi...

  13. Low-bandwidth authentication.

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    Donnelly, Patrick Joseph; McIver, Lauren; Gaines, Brian R.; Anderson, Erik; Collins, Michael Joseph; Thomas,Kurt Adam; McDaniel, Austin

    2007-09-01

    Remotely-fielded unattended sensor networks generally must operate at very low power--in the milliwatt or microwatt range--and thus have extremely limited communications bandwidth. Such sensors might be asleep most of the time to conserve power, waking only occasionally to transmit a few bits. RFID tags for tracking or material control have similarly tight bandwidth constraints, and emerging nanotechnology devices will be even more limited. Since transmitted data is subject to spoofing, and since sensors might be located in uncontrolled environments vulnerable to physical tampering, the high-consequence data generated by such systems must be protected by cryptographically sound authentication mechanisms; but such mechanisms are often lacking in current sensor networks. One reason for this undesirable situation is that standard authentication methods become impractical or impossible when bandwidth is severely constrained; if messages are small, a standard digital signature or HMAC will be many times larger than the message itself, yet it might be possible to spare only a few extra bits per message for security. Furthermore, the authentication tags themselves are only one part of cryptographic overhead, as key management functions (distributing, changing, and revoking keys) consume still more bandwidth. To address this problem, we have developed algorithms that provide secure authentication while adding very little communication overhead. Such techniques will make it possible to add strong cryptographic guarantees of data integrity to a much wider range of systems.

  14. PolySac3DB: an annotated data base of 3 dimensional structures of polysaccharides

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    Sarkar Anita

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Polysaccharides are ubiquitously present in the living world. Their structural versatility makes them important and interesting components in numerous biological and technological processes ranging from structural stabilization to a variety of immunologically important molecular recognition events. The knowledge of polysaccharide three-dimensional (3D structure is important in studying carbohydrate-mediated host-pathogen interactions, interactions with other bio-macromolecules, drug design and vaccine development as well as material science applications or production of bio-ethanol. Description PolySac3DB is an annotated database that contains the 3D structural information of 157 polysaccharide entries that have been collected from an extensive screening of scientific literature. They have been systematically organized using standard names in the field of carbohydrate research into 18 categories representing polysaccharide families. Structure-related information includes the saccharides making up the repeat unit(s and their glycosidic linkages, the expanded 3D representation of the repeat unit, unit cell dimensions and space group, helix type, diffraction diagram(s (when applicable, experimental and/or simulation methods used for structure description, link to the abstract of the publication, reference and the atomic coordinate files for visualization and download. The database is accompanied by a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI. It features interactive displays of polysaccharide structures and customized search options for beginners and experts, respectively. The site also serves as an information portal for polysaccharide structure determination techniques. The web-interface also references external links where other carbohydrate-related resources are available. Conclusion PolySac3DB is established to maintain information on the detailed 3D structures of polysaccharides. All the data and features are available via the web-interface utilizing the search engine and can be accessed at http://polysac3db.cermav.cnrs.fr.

  15. Bandwidth in bolometric interferometry

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    Charlassier, R.; Bunn, E. F.; Hamilton, J.-Ch.; Kaplan, J.; Malu, S.

    2010-05-01

    Context. Bolometric interferometry is a promising new technology with potential applications to the detection of B-mode polarization fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). A bolometric interferometer will have to take advantage of the wide spectral detection band of its bolometers to be competitive with imaging experiments. A crucial concern is that interferometers are assumed to be significantly affected by a spoiling effect known as bandwidth smearing. Aims: We investigate how the bandwidth modifies the work principle of a bolometric interferometer and affects its sensitivity to the CMB angular power spectra. Methods: We obtain analytical expressions for the broadband visibilities measured by broadband heterodyne and bolometric interferometers. We investigate how the visibilities must be reconstructed in a broadband bolometric interferometer and show that this critically depends on hardware properties of the modulation phase shifters. If the phase shifters produce shifts that are constant with respect to frequency, the instrument works like its monochromatic version (the modulation matrix is not modified), while if they vary (linearly or otherwise) with respect to frequency, one has to perform a special reconstruction scheme, which allows the visibilities to be reconstructed in frequency subbands. Using an angular power spectrum estimator that accounts for the bandwidth, we finally calculate the sensitivity of a broadband bolometric interferometer. A numerical simulation is performed that confirms the analytical results. Results: We conclude that (i) broadband bolometric interferometers allow broadband visibilities to be reconstructed regardless of the type of phase shifters used and (ii) for dedicated B-mode bolometric interferometers, the sensitivity loss caused by bandwidth smearing is quite acceptable, even for wideband instruments (a factor of 2 loss for a typical 20% bandwidth experiment).

  16. Design of 3.7 GHz high power 3db power splitter

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    This paper deals with the design of high power 3db power splitter used in 3.7 GHz Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) system. The initial structure parameters are obtained by analyzing the theory of o-model and e-model and S parameters matrix. Further analysis is performed by High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) program which make sure C=3.03 db, D=35db, I=38.2 db. The thermal generation and cooling means for the large power transmission situation is analyzed too and the final average temperature is 63 degree C. (authors)

  17. Resolving small signal measurements in experimental plasma environments using calibrated subtraction of noise signals

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    Fimognari, P. J., E-mail: PJFimognari@XanthoTechnologies.com; Demers, D. R. [Xantho Technologies, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States); Chen, X. [Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (United States); Schoch, P. M. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)

    2014-11-15

    The performance of many diagnostic and control systems within fusion and other fields of research are often detrimentally affected by spurious noise signals. This is particularly true for those (such as radiation or particle detectors) working with very small signals. Common sources of radiated and conducted noise in experimental fusion environments include the plasma itself and instrumentation. The noise complicates data analysis, as illustrated by noise on signals measured with the heavy ion beam probe (HIBP) installed on the Madison Symmetric Torus. The noise is time-varying and often exceeds the secondary ion beam current (in contrast with previous applications). Analysis of the noise identifies the dominant source as photoelectric emission from the detectors induced by ultraviolet light from the plasma. This has led to the development of a calibrated subtraction technique, which largely removes the undesired temporal noise signals from data. The advantages of the technique for small signal measurement applications are demonstrated through improvements realized on HIBP fluctuation measurements.

  18. Two neural approaches for small-signal modelling of GaAs HEMTs

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    Marinkovi? Zlatica; Crupi Giovanni; Caddemi Alina; Markovi? Vera

    2010-01-01

    Focus of this paper is on the neural approach in small-signal modelling of GaAs HEMTs. Two modelling approaches based on artificial neural networks are discussed and compared. The first approach is completely based on artificial neural networks, while the second is a hybrid approach putting together artificial neural networks and an equivalent circuit representation of a microwave transistor. Both models consider the device gate width and therefore both are scalable. Results of modellin...

  19. Influence of Wind Plant Ancillary Frequency Control on System Small Signal Stability

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    Su, Chi; Chen, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    Since large-scale wind farms are increasingly connected to modern power grids, the transmission system operators put more requirements as part of the grid codes on the integration of wind farms. System frequency control which is normally provided by conventional synchronous generators becomes a common requirement to wind farms. This ancillary frequency control provided by wind farms could have some influence on the system small signal stability. This paper implements an ancillary frequency contr...

  20. Small signal gain measurements in a small scale HF overtone laser

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    Wisniewski, C.F.; Hewett, K.B.; Manke, G.C. II; Hager, G.D. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, 3550 Aberdeen Ave SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5776 (United States); Crowell, P.G. [Northrup Grumman Information Technology, Science and Technology Operating Unit, Advanced Technology Division, P.O. Box 9377, Albuquerque, NM 87119-9377 (United States); Truman, C.R. [Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States)

    2003-07-01

    The overtone gain medium of a small-scale HF overtone laser was probed using a sub-Doppler tunable diode laser. Two-dimensional spatially resolved small signal gain and temperature maps were generated for several ro-vibrational transitions in the HF (v=2{yields}v=0) overtone band. Our results compare well with previous measurements of the overtone gain in a similar HF laser device. (orig.)

  1. Small-Signal Amplification of Period-Doubling Bifurcations in Smooth Iterated Maps

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    Zhao, Xiaopeng; Schaeffer, David G.; Berger, Carolyn M.; Gauthier, Daniel J

    2006-01-01

    Various authors have shown that, near the onset of a period-doubling bifurcation, small perturbations in the control parameter may result in much larger disturbances in the response of the dynamical system. Such amplification of small signals can be measured by a gain defined as the magnitude of the disturbance in the response divided by the perturbation amplitude. In this paper, the perturbed response is studied using normal forms based on the most general assumptions of it...

  2. Bandwidth in bolometric interferometry

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    Charlassier, R; Hamilton, J -Ch; Kaplan, J; Malu, S

    2009-01-01

    Bolometric Interferometry is a technology currently under development that will be first dedicated to the detection of B-mode polarization fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background. A bolometric interferometer will have to take advantage of the wide spectral detection band of its bolometers in order to be competitive with imaging experiments. A crucial concern is that interferometers are presumed to be importantly affected by a spoiling effect known as bandwidth smearing. In this paper, we investigate how the bandwidth modifies the work principle of a bolometric interferometer and how it affects its sensitivity to the CMB angular power spectra. We obtain analytical expressions for the broadband visibilities measured by broadband heterodyne and bolometric interferometers. We investigate how the visibilities must be reconstructed in a broadband bolometric interferometer and show that this critically depends on hardware properties of the modulation phase shifters. Using an angular power spectrum estimator ...

  3. Forecasting international bandwidth capability

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    Madden, Gary G; Coble-Neal, Grant

    2005-01-01

    M-competition studies provide a set of stylized recommendations to enhance forecast reliability. However, no single method dominates across series, leading to consideration of the relationship between selected data characteristics and the reliability of alternative forecast methods. This study conducts an analysis of predictive accuracy in relation to Internet bandwidth loads. Extrapolation techniques that perform best in M-competitions perform relatively poorly in predicting Internet b...

  4. Bandwidth in bolometric interferometry

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    Charlassier, R.; Bunn, E.F.; Hamilton, J.-Ch.; Kaplan, J.; Malu, S.

    2009-01-01

    Bolometric Interferometry is a technology currently under development that will be first dedicated to the detection of B-mode polarization fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background. A bolometric interferometer will have to take advantage of the wide spectral detection band of its bolometers in order to be competitive with imaging experiments. A crucial concern is that interferometers are presumed to be importantly affected by a spoiling effect known as bandwidth smeari...

  5. Small-signal amplifier based on single-layer MoS2

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    Radisavljevic, Branimir; Whitwick, Michael B.; Kis, Andras

    2012-01-01

    In this letter we demonstrate the operation of an analog small-signal amplifier based on single-layer MoS2, a semiconducting analogue of graphene. Our device consists of two transistors integrated on the same piece of single-layer MoS2. The high intrinsic band gap of 1.8 eV allows MoS2-based amplifiers to operate with a room temperature gain of 4. The amplifier operation is demonstrated for the frequencies of input signal up to 2 kHz preserving the gain higher than 1. Our work shows that MoS2...

  6. A New Circuit Model of Small-Signal Amplifier using JFETs in Darlington pair Configuration

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    DR. SACHCHIDANAND SHUKLA; SUSMRITA SRIVASTAVA

    2013-01-01

    A small-signal amplifier with two identical JFETs in Darlington pair is proposed and qualitatively analyzed perhaps for the first time. Unlike CS-JFET amplifiers, the voltage gain of this amplifier is significantly higher than unity. In addition, this amplifier can also be tuned in the specific range of audible frequency extended from 90Hz to 19KHz. Tuning performance makes this amplifier suitable to use in Radio and TV receivers. An additional biasing resistance RA, ranging in 3K? to 1M?, is...

  7. A transfer function approach to the small-signal response of saturated semiconductor optical amplifiers

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    Nielsen, Mads LØnstrup; Blumenthal, D. J.

    2000-01-01

    A theoretical analysis of the small-signal frequency response (SSFR) of a wavelength converter based on cross-gain modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier with a finite waveguide loss is presented. We use a transfer function formalism to explain the resonant behavior of the frequency response. The limitations to the magnitude of the spectral overshoot are also accounted for. Operating with the data and CW signals in a co-propagating configuration, we End that the resonance only exists for a finite waveguide loss. In a counter-propagating scheme, a resonance can exist regardless of the presence of loss.

  8. Small Signal Stability Improvement of Power Systems Using Optimal Load Responses in Competitive Electricity Markets

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    Hu, Weihao; Su, Chi; Chen, Zhe; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte

    2011-01-01

    Since the hourly spot market price is available one day ahead in Denmark, the price could be transferred to the consumers and they may shift some of their loads from high price periods to the low price periods in order to save their energy costs. The optimal load response to an electricity price for demand side management generates different load profiles and may provide an opportunity to improve the small signal stability of power systems with high wind power penetrations. In this paper, the id...

  9. ANNs in Bias Dependant Small-Signal and Noise Modeling of Microwave FETs

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    V. Markovi?

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper an efficient procedure for determination of small-signal and noise behavior of microwave transistors for various bias conditions is proposed. An empirical transistor noise model based on an equivalent circuit (improvement of Pospieszalski’s noise model is considered. Since it is necessary to extract values of the model equivalent circuit for each bias point (which requires the measured data acquiring and repeated time consuming extraction procedures, it is proposed to use an artificial neural network to model the bias dependence of the equivalent circuit parameters. In that way, it is necessary to acquire the measured data and extract the equivalent circuit parameters only for several operating biases used for the network training. Once the neural network is trained, the device small-signal scattering and noise parameters are easily obtained for an arbitrary bias point from the device operating range without changes in the model. The proposed modeling approach is exemplified by modeling of a specific MESFET device in a packaged form.

  10. Research on a Small Signal Stability Region Boundary Model of the Interconnected Power System with Large-Scale Wind Power

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    Wenying Liu

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available For the interconnected power system with large-scale wind power, the problem of the small signal stability has become the bottleneck of restricting the sending-out of wind power as well as the security and stability of the whole power system. Around this issue, this paper establishes a small signal stability region boundary model of the interconnected power system with large-scale wind power based on catastrophe theory, providing a new method for analyzing the small signal stability. Firstly, we analyzed the typical characteristics and the mathematic model of the interconnected power system with wind power and pointed out that conventional methods can’t directly identify the topological properties of small signal stability region boundaries. For this problem, adopting catastrophe theory, we established a small signal stability region boundary model of the interconnected power system with large-scale wind power in two-dimensional power injection space and extended it to multiple dimensions to obtain the boundary model in multidimensional power injection space. Thirdly, we analyzed qualitatively the topological property’s changes of the small signal stability region boundary caused by large-scale wind power integration. Finally, we built simulation models by DIgSILENT/PowerFactory software and the final simulation results verified the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed model.

  11. Improvement of Small Signal Stability of SMIB System Using PSO and CSO based Power System Stabilizer

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    Y. Raghuvamsi

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In a power system, Low Frequency Oscillations (LFOs are dangerous and make system unstable. These oscillations are referred to small signal stability and they are mainly due to lack of damping torque. This insufficient damping torque is because of high gain and low time constant of Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR. AVR is useful for maintaining the terminal voltage of synchronous machine as constant. While doing so, it will make the system damping torque as negative. For providing required damping torque thereby minimizing the LFOs, Power System Stabilizer is used in conjunction with AVR. In this paper for SMIB system, the stability is studied with the help of eigen values before and after placement of PSS with optimized PSS parameters using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO and Cat Swarm Optimization (CSO. The simulation work is performed in the MATLAB/SIMULINK and corresponding results are presented and analyzed.

  12. Small signal modeling of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs with consideration of CPW capacitances

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    Jiangfeng, Du; Peng, Xu; Kang, Wang; Chenggong, Yin; Yang, Liu; Zhihong, Feng; Shaobo, Dun; Qi, Yu

    2015-03-01

    Given the coplanar waveguide (CPW) effect on AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors at a high frequency, the traditional equivalent circuit model cannot accurately describe the electrical characteristics of the device. The admittance of CPW capacitances is large when the frequency is higher than 40 GHz; its impact on the device cannot be ignored. In this study, a small-signal equivalent circuit model considering CPW capacitance is provided. To verify the model, S-parameters are obtained from the modeling and measurements. A good agreement is observed between the simulation and measurement results, indicating the reliability of the model. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61376078, 61274086) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (No. ZYGX2012J041).

  13. A small-signal generator based on a multi-layer graphene/molybdenum disulfide heterojunction

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    Tan, Zhen; Tian, He; Feng, Tingting; Zhao, Lianfeng; Xie, Dan; Yang, Yi; Xiao, Lei; Wang, Jing; Ren, Tian-Ling, E-mail: RenTL@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: JunXu@tsinghua.edu.cn; Xu, Jun, E-mail: RenTL@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: JunXu@tsinghua.edu.cn [Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China and Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2013-12-23

    In this work, we fabricate a heterojunction small-signal generator (HSSG) based on a graphene-molybdenum disulfide (MoS{sub 2}) heterojunction. The HSSG is fundamentally different from any analog device developed previously. The HSSG is composed of two quasi-2D heterojunctions and has three terminals named injector (I), recombinator (R), and generator (G). MoS{sub 2} serves as I and G, and graphene works as R in the HSSG. The scale coefficient (??=?I{sub G}/I{sub R}) of the HSSG is 1.14?×?10{sup ?4} (V{sub IG,?IR}?=?0.2?V) to 1.95?×?10{sup ?4} (V{sub IG,?IR}?=?1?V). The current generated from G could be as low as pA scale, which reveals the good performance of the HSSG.

  14. Influence of Wind Plant Ancillary Frequency Control on System Small Signal Stability

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    Su, Chi; Chen, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    Since large-scale wind farms are increasingly connected to modern power grids, the transmission system operators put more requirements as part of the grid codes on the integration of wind farms. System frequency control which is normally provided by conventional synchronous generators becomes a common requirement to wind farms. This ancillary frequency control provided by wind farms could have some influence on the system small signal stability. This paper implements an ancillary frequency control strategy on a directdrive- full-convertor-based wind farm and studies its influence on the damping ratio values of the dominant oscillation modes within the connected power system. All the calculations and simulations are conducted in DIgSILENT PowerFactory 14.0.

  15. 3-D effects on small signal gain for undulators with variable parameters

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    A new explanation on the quadrature expression for small signal gain (SSG) in a variable parameter undulator is given in terms of Madey's theorem and analogy between the FEL and a phased antenna array and the spontaneous emission spectrum is derived. The generalization of the SSG expression from one to three dimensions is carried out and the effect on SSG due to the collimation error among the axes of the optical, electron beam and undulator is included as well. It shows at three dimensional effects will reduce SSG severely. The comparison with Boeing's FEL experiment is carried out and it is also pointed out that a better operation condition may be obtained if the first uniform section of the Boeing's undulator is reduced a little to make the optimum energy mismatch shifted towards zero

  16. Cryogenic small-signal conversion with relaxation oscillations in Josephson junctions

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    Furlan, M

    2006-01-01

    Broadband detection of small electronic signals from cryogenic devices, with the option of simple implementation for multiplexing, is often a highly desired, although non-trivial task. We investigate and demonstrate a small-signal analog-to-frequency conversion system based on relaxation oscillations in a single Josephson junction. Operation and stability conditions are derived, with special emphasis on noise analysis, showing the dominant noise sources to originate from fluctuation processes in the junction. At optimum conditions the circuit is found to deliver excellent noise performance over a broad dynamic range. Our simple models successfully apply within the regime of classical Josephson junction and circuit dynamics, which we confirm by experimental results. A discussion on possible applications includes a measurement of the response to a cryogenic radiation detector.

  17. Comparison Study of Power System Small Signal Stability Improvement Using SSSC and STATCOM

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    Hu, Weihao; Su, Chi

    2013-01-01

    A static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) has the ability to emulate a reactance in series with the connected transmission line. A static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) is able to provide the reactive power to an electricity network. When fed with some supplementary signals from the connected power system, both SSSC and STATCOM are able to participate in the power system inter-area oscillation damping by changing the compensated reactance or the provided reactive power. This paper analyses the influence of SSSC and STATCOM on power system small signal stability. The damping controller schemes for SSSC and STATCOM are presented and discussed. The IEEE 39-bus New England system model as the test system is built in DIgSIELNT PowerFactory, in which the damping control strategies for both SSSC and STATCOM are validated by time domain simulations and modal analysis. Furthermore, comparison studies show that the SSSC is a better solution in term of equipment capabilities and costs.

  18. Wide-Area Assessment of Aperiodic Small Signal Rotor Angle Stability in Real-Time

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    Jóhannsson, Hjörtur; Nielsen, Arne Hejde

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the details of a new real-time stability assessment method. The method assesses a particular mechanism of stability: each generator's capability to generate sufficient steady state electromechanical torque. The lack of sufficient steady state torque causes aperiodic increase in rotor angle and a loss of synchronism, referred to as aperiodic small signal instability. The paper provides the theoretical background of the method and an analytical assessment criterion. Furthermore, a mathematical mapping of the generators' operating points that enables informative visualization of multiple operating points is derived in the paper. Finally, results from timedomain simulation of instability scenarios in the Nordic32 test system are presented and results used for testing the assessment method. The results illustrate the method's capability to efficiently identify the location of the emerging problem and to quantify margins to stability boundary.

  19. A small-signal generator based on a multi-layer graphene/molybdenum disulfide heterojunction

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    In this work, we fabricate a heterojunction small-signal generator (HSSG) based on a graphene-molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) heterojunction. The HSSG is fundamentally different from any analog device developed previously. The HSSG is composed of two quasi-2D heterojunctions and has three terminals named injector (I), recombinator (R), and generator (G). MoS2 serves as I and G, and graphene works as R in the HSSG. The scale coefficient (??=?IG/IR) of the HSSG is 1.14?×?10?4 (VIG,?IR?=?0.2?V) to 1.95?×?10?4 (VIG,?IR?=?1?V). The current generated from G could be as low as pA scale, which reveals the good performance of the HSSG

  20. Small-Signal Amplification of Period-Doubling Bifurcations in Smooth Iterated Maps

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    Zhao, X; Berger, C M; Gauthier, D J; Zhao, Xiaopeng; Schaeffer, David G.; Berger, Carolyn M.; Gauthier, Daniel J.

    2006-01-01

    Various authors have shown that, near the onset of a period-doubling bifurcation, small perturbations in the control parameter may result in much larger disturbances in the response of the dynamical system. Such amplification of small signals can be measured by a gain defined as the magnitude of the disturbance in the response divided by the perturbation amplitude. In this paper, the perturbed response is studied using normal forms based on the most general assumptions of iterated maps. Such an analysis provides a theoretical footing for previous experimental and numerical observations, such as the failure of linear analysis and the saturation of the gain. Qualitative as well as quantitative features of the gain are exhibited using selected models of cardiac dynamics.

  1. Electrostatic and Small-Signal Analysis of CMUTs With Circular and Square Anisotropic Plates.

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    Funding la Cour, Mette; Christiansen, Thomas Lehrmann; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt; Thomsen, Erik Vilain

    2015-08-01

    Traditionally, capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) are modeled using the isotropic plate equation, and this leads to deviations between analytical calculations and finite element modeling (FEM). In this paper, the deflection is calculated for both circular and square plates using the full anisotropic plate equation. It is shown that the anisotropic calculations match excellently with FEM, whereas an isotropic approach causes up to 10% deviations in deflection. For circular plates, an exact solution can be found. For square plates using the Galerkin method, and utilizing the symmetry of the silicon crystal, a compact and accurate expression for the deflection can be obtained. The deviation from FEM in center deflection is CMUT. The deflection of a square plate was measured on fabricated CMUTs using a white light interferometer. Fitting the plate parameter for the anisotropic calculated deflection to the measurement, a deviation of 0.07% is seen. Electrostatic and small-signal dynamic analysis are performed using energy considerations including anisotropy. The stable position, effective spring constant, pullin distance, and pull-in voltage are found for both circular and square anisotropic plates, and the pressure dependence is included by comparison with the corresponding analysis for a parallel plate. Measurements on fabricated devices with both circular and square plates subjected to increasing bias voltage are performed, and it is observed that the models including anisotropic effects are within the uncertainty interval of the measurements. Finally, a lumped element small-signal model for both circular and square anisotropic plates is derived to describe the dynamics of the CMUT. PMID:26492637

  2. On Small-Signal Stability of Wind Power System with Full-Load Converter Interfaced Wind Turbines

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    Knüppel, Thyge; Akhmatov, Vladislav; Nielsen, Jørgen Nygård; Jensen, Kim H.; Dixon, Andrew; Østergaard, Jacob

    2010-01-01

    Small-signal stability analysis of power system oscillations is a well established field within power system analysis, but not much attention has yet been paid to systems with a high penetration of wind turbines and with large wind power plants. In this paper an analysis is presented which assess the impact of full-load converter interfaced wind turbines on power system small-signal stability. The study is based on a 7 generator network with lightly damped inter-area modes. A detailed wind tu...

  3. Wide Area Prosumption Control and Sensitivities of Aperiodic Small Signal Stability Indicators

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    Wittrock, Martin Lindholm; Jóhannsson, Hjörtur

    2014-01-01

    This paper introduces the concept of prosumption control where intelligent loads and distributed generation are aggregated and controlled to improve power system security. It is expected that intelligent load and generation units can respond to control / market signals and thus present an opportunity of available resources for changing the operating point (OP) of a system to one that is more secure. A prosumption pattern is then a signal to prosumers to shift their demand in time. This makes it possible to temporarily change the distribution of the power demand. A prosumption pattern is balanced, such that frequency can be maintained by other smart grid technologies. To find a prosumption pattern which can improve security, it is necessary to determine sensitivities of stability indicators such that beneficial load permutations can be identified. After introducing prosumption control and patterns, stability indicators for aperiodic small signal angular stability (ASSA) are examined, while the concept of prosumption is described. The methodology presented is shown to be able to assess the margin to instability and to predict how this margin can be affected if a load is changed in the grid. The resulting sensitivities are described and their suitability to be used to search for a prosumption pattern is evaluated.

  4. A methodology for performance evaluation of LEDs based on ac small signal analysis

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    Isnaldo J. Souza, Coêlho; James N. da, Silva.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper shows fundamentals and results that support a promising methodology for evaluation in locus of a LED from its own radiating signal, and that allows monitoring of its aging by remote inference on which degradation mechanism is acting internally to the device's structure. It brings out also [...] an alternative route for estimation of parameters of the Shockley's equation directly from small-signal ac analysis in a simple bench circuit. This last approach is shown to be effective and advantageous relatively to methods which take near a hundred points to achieve good estimations, while it uses only two points of the I-V static characteristic. Both approaches __ referred to as remote inference method (RIM) and two-points method (TPM) __ are applied together to show that external quantum efficiency (EQE) can be closely correlated to the injection process assumed to take place in that emitting device, meanwhile overvalued serial resistances due to neutral layers and ohmic contacts in electrodes affect only its electrical performance.

  5. A Three-Dimensional Model of Small Signal Free-Electron Lasers

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    Webb, Stephen; Gang WANG; Litvinenko, Vladimir

    2011-01-01

    Coherent electron cooling is an ultra-high-bandwidth form of stochastic cooling which utilizes the charge perturbation from Debye screening as a seed for a free-electron laser. The amplified and frequency-modulated signal that results from the free-electron laser process is then used to give an energy-dependent kick on the hadrons in a bunch. In this paper, we present a theoretical description of a high-gain free-electron laser with applications to a complete theoretical des...

  6. Network Bandwidth Utilization Forecast Model on High Bandwidth Network

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    Yoo, Wucherl; Sim, Alex

    2014-07-07

    With the increasing number of geographically distributed scientific collaborations and the scale of the data size growth, it has become more challenging for users to achieve the best possible network performance on a shared network. We have developed a forecast model to predict expected bandwidth utilization for high-bandwidth wide area network. The forecast model can improve the efficiency of resource utilization and scheduling data movements on high-bandwidth network to accommodate ever increasing data volume for large-scale scientific data applications. Univariate model is developed with STL and ARIMA on SNMP path utilization data. Compared with traditional approach such as Box-Jenkins methodology, our forecast model reduces computation time by 83.2percent. It also shows resilience against abrupt network usage change. The accuracy of the forecast model is within the standard deviation of the monitored measurements.

  7. Steel Industry Energy Bandwidth Study

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    none,

    2004-10-01

    ITP conducted a study on energy use and potential savings, or "bandwidth" study, in major steelmaking processes. Intended to provide a realistic estimate of the potential amount of energy that can be saved in an industrial process, the "bandwidth" refers to the difference between the amount of energy that would be consumed in a process using commercially available technology versus the minimum amount of energy needed to achieve those same results based on the 2nd law of thermodynamics. The Steel Industry Energy Bandwidth Study (PDF 133 KB) also estimates steel industry energy use in the year 2010, and uses that value as a basis for comparison against the minimum requirements. This energy savings opportunity for 2010 will aid focus on longer term R&D.

  8. Mining Industry Energy Bandwidth Study

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    none,

    2007-07-01

    The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) relies on analytical studies to identify large energy reduction opportunities in energy-intensive industries and uses these results to guide its R&D portfolio. The energy bandwidth illustrates the total energy-saving opportunity that exists in the industry if the current processes are improved by implementing more energy-efficient practices and by using advanced technologies. This bandwidth analysis report was conducted to assist the ITP Mining R&D program in identifying energy-saving opportunities in coal, metals, and mineral mining. These opportunities were analyzed in key mining processes of blasting, dewatering, drilling, digging, ventilation, materials handling, crushing, grinding, and separations.

  9. 47 CFR 2.202 - Bandwidths.

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    2010-10-01

    ...prove useful. (b) Necessary bandwidth. For a given class of emission, the minimum value of the occupied bandwidth...to the emission and which depends upon the allowable signal distortion. Nc = Number of baseband telephone channels in radio...

  10. Algorithms and Requirements for Measuring Network Bandwidth

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    Jin, Guojun

    2002-12-08

    This report unveils new algorithms for actively measuring (not estimating) available bandwidths with very low intrusion, computing cross traffic, thus estimating the physical bandwidth, provides mathematical proof that the algorithms are accurate, and addresses conditions, requirements, and limitations for new and existing algorithms for measuring network bandwidths. The paper also discusses a number of important terminologies and issues for network bandwidth measurement, and introduces a fundamental parameter -Maximum Burst Size that is critical for implementing algorithms based on multiple packets.

  11. Retaining Bandwidth Efficiency and Efficacy

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    Timo Meynhardt; Camillo Von Müller

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we examine how the notion of systemic relevance challenges bandwidth efficiency and efficacy of middle managers of financial service organizations and what managers can do to coop with increasingly complex environments of the firm. As the envisaged merger of The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) with Deutsche Börse Group is revitalizing debates concerning institutional configurations of stock markets, we first ask how managers of one of the world’s leading stock exchange o...

  12. On estimation of instantaneous bandwidth

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    Ristic, B.; Boashash, B.

    1996-01-01

    In many applications, the instantaneous frequency of the observed signal describes some physical phenomenon of interest. The instantaneous frequency can be interpreted as the mean frequency at a particular instant of time. Then it is natural to supplement any measure of the instantaneous frequency by the estimate of its instantaneous spread or bandwidth. Assuming a polynomial model of log-envelope of an AM-FM signal, the paper first considers the maximum likelihood (ML) estimation and Cramer-...

  13. Bivariate Instantaneous Frequency and Bandwidth

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    Lilly, Jonathan M.; Olhede, Sofia C.

    2009-01-01

    The generalizations of instantaneous frequency and instantaneous bandwidth to a bivariate signal are derived. These are uniquely defined whether the signal is represented as a pair of real-valued signals, or as one analytic and one anti-analytic signal. A nonstationary but oscillatory bivariate signal has a natural representation as an ellipse whose properties evolve in time, and this representation provides a simple geometric interpretation for the bivariate instantaneous m...

  14. A MODELESS, VARIABLE BANDWIDTH, TUNABLE LASER

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    Ewart, P

    1985-01-01

    A novel design of "laser" is described which produces a modeless output giving a continuous spectral distribution and a continuously variable bandwidth. Efficiencies and bandwidths are obtained comparable to convetional laser pumped dye laser. The device is suitable for studies of laser bandwidth effects in resonant interactions and nonlinear processes using high power pulsed lasers. © 1985.

  15. Small-Signal Modeling, Analysis and Testing of Parallel Three-Phase-Inverters with A Novel Autonomous Current Sharing Controller

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    Guan, Yajuan; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez; Guerrero, Josep M.; Coelho, Ernane A. A.

    2015-01-01

    A novel simple and effective autonomous currentsharing controller for parallel three-phase inverters is employed in this paper. The novel controller is able to endow to the system high speed response and precision in contrast to the conventional droop control as it does not require calculating any active or reactive power, instead it uses a virtual impedance loop and a SFR phase-locked loop. The small-signal model of the system was developed for the autonomous operation of inverter-based microgr...

  16. Bandwidth requirements for fine resolution squinted SAR

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    DOERRY,ARMIN W.

    2000-03-01

    The conventional rule-of-thumb for Synthetic Aperture Radar is that an RF bandwidth of c/(2{rho}{sub r}) is required to image a scene at the desired slant-range resolution {rho}{sub r}, and perhaps a little more to account for window functions and sidelobe control. This formulation is based on the notion that the total bandwidth required is the same bandwidth that is required for a single pulse. What is neglected is that efficient processing of an entire synthetic aperture of pulses will often require different frequency content for each of the different pulses that makeup a synthetic aperture. Consequently, the total RF bandwidth required of a Synthetic Aperture Radar may then be substantially wider than the bandwidth of any single pulse. The actual RF bandwidth required depends strongly on flight geometry, owing to the desire for a radar to maintain a constant projection of the Fourier space collection surface onto the {omega}{sub y} axis. Long apertures required for fine azimuth resolution, and severe squint angles with steep depression angles may require total RF bandwidths well beyond the minimum bandwidth required of any single transmitted pulse, perhaps even by a factor of two or more. Accounting for this is crucial to designing efficient versatile high-performance imaging radars. This paper addresses how a data set conducive to efficient processing might increase the total RF bandwidth, and presents examples of how a fixed RF bandwidth might then limit SAR geometries.

  17. Experimental research of the small signal gain and efficiency of reactor pumped 3He-Ar-Xe laser

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    The experimental research of the small signal gain and pumped efficiency of the CFBR-II reactor pumped atom Xe 1.73 ?m laser which excited from the 3H-Ar-Xe gas mixture is described in this paper. The ratio of the mixture gas fractional pressure is 80.2:19.3:0.5 for 3He-Ar-Xe; and the total pressure of the mixture gas is 8.92 x 104 Pa. The maximum thermal neutron flux in the laser cell is measured to be 6.9 x 1014 cm-2·s-1. Six mirrors with the transmission from 1.7% to 10% were used, and the maximum output laser power was measured to be 45 mW for the mirror of 7% transmission and the corresponding pumped efficiency to be about 1%. The small signal gain of this system are fitted by the Rigrod Analytical Method as 0.24%/cm, while the saturated intensity of the laser is 36 W/cm2

  18. Optimization and small-signal modeling of zero-bias InAs self-switching diode detectors

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    Westlund, A.; Sangaré, P.; Ducournau, G.; Iñiguez-de-la-Torre, I.; Nilsson, P.-Å.; Gaquière, C.; Desplanque, L.; Wallart, X.; Millithaler, J. F.; González, T.; Mateos, J.; Grahn, J.

    2015-02-01

    Design optimization of the InAs self-switching diode (SSD) intended for direct zero-bias THz detection is presented. The SSD, which consists of nanometer-sized channels in parallel, was described using an equivalent small-signal circuit. Expressions for voltage responsivity and noise equivalent power (NEP) were derived in terms of geometrical design parameters of the SSD, i.e. the channel length and the number of channels. Modeled design dependencies were confirmed by RF and DC measurements on InAs SSDs. In terms of NEP, an optimum number of channels were found with the detector driven by a 50 ? source. With a matched source, the model predicted a responsivity of 1900 V/W and NEP of 7.7 pW/Hz½ for a single-channel InAs SSD with 35 nm channel width. Monte Carlo device simulations supported observed design dependencies. The proposed small-signal model can be used to optimize SSDs of any material system for low-noise and high-frequency operation as zero-bias detectors. In large signal measurements, the responsivity of the InAs SSDs exhibited a 1 dB deviation from linear responsivity at an input power of -3 dBm from a 50 ? source.

  19. Bandwidth aspects in second generation current conveyors

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    Alves, L. N.; Aguiar, R. L.; Santos, D. M.

    2002-01-01

    This paper discusses bandwidth problems associated with second-generation current conveyors (CCII). In particular, our work is centered in high-capacitance applications, and has been oriented for wireless optical links and applied physics. We discuss techniques for improving bandwidth in these CCIIs, and develop a new CCII structure with larger bandwidth than traditional circuits. These circuits are then compared in terms of their noise and dynamic range characteristics. A test circuit was de...

  20. Self-?eld effects on small-signal gain in two-stage free-electron lasers

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    S Jafari; H Mehdian; A Hasanbeigi

    2011-03-01

    Self-?eld effects, induced by charge and current densities of the electron beam, on gain in two-stage free-electron laser with nonuniform guide magnetic ?eld is presented. The gain equation for small-signal has been derived analytically. The results of numerical calculations show a gain decrement for group I orbits and a gain enhancement for group II orbits, due to the self-?eld effects. The wiggler-induced self-magnetic ?eld has a diamagnetic effect for group I orbits, whereas for group II, it has a paramagnetic effect. It is also found that using a nonuniform guide ?eld, rather than a uniform one, causes the gain to increase.

  1. Effects of Random Circuit Fabrication Errors on Small Signal Gain and on Output Phase In a Traveling Wave Tube

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    Rittersdorf, I. M.; Antonsen, T. M., Jr.; Chernin, D.; Lau, Y. Y.

    2011-10-01

    Random fabrication errors may have detrimental effects on the performance of traveling-wave tubes (TWTs) of all types. A new scaling law for the modification in the average small signal gain and in the output phase is derived from the third order ordinary differential equation that governs the forward wave interaction in a TWT in the presence of random error that is distributed along the axis of the tube. Analytical results compare favorably with numerical results, in both gain and phase modifications as a result of random error in the phase velocity of the slow wave circuit. Results on the effect of the reverse-propagating circuit mode will be reported. This work supported by AFOSR, ONR, L-3 Communications Electron Devices, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

  2. Small-Signal Modeling, Analysis and Testing of Parallel Three-Phase-Inverters with A Novel Autonomous Current Sharing Controller

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    Guan, Yajuan; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez

    2015-01-01

    A novel simple and effective autonomous currentsharing controller for parallel three-phase inverters is employed in this paper. The novel controller is able to endow to the system high speed response and precision in contrast to the conventional droop control as it does not require calculating any active or reactive power, instead it uses a virtual impedance loop and a SFR phase-locked loop. The small-signal model of the system was developed for the autonomous operation of inverter-based microgrid with the proposed controller. The developed model shows large stability margin and fast transient response of the system. This model can help identifying the origin of each of the modes and possible feedback signals for design of controllers to improve the system stability. Experimental results from two parallel 2.2 kVA inverters verify the effectiveness of the novel control approach.

  3. Directing Traffic: Managing Internet Bandwidth Fairly

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    Paine, Thomas A.; Griggs, Tyler J.

    2008-01-01

    Educational institutions today face budgetary restraints and scarce resources, complicating the decision of how to allot bandwidth for campus network users. Additionally, campus concerns over peer-to-peer networking (specifically outbound Internet traffic) have increased because of bandwidth and copyright issues. In this article, the authors…

  4. Bandwidth engineering of photonic crystal waveguide bends

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    Borel, Peter Ingo; Frandsen, Lars Hagedorn; Harpøth, Anders; Leon, Juan Burgos; Liu, H.; Kristensen, Martin; Bogaerts, Wim; Dumon, P.; Baets, Roel; Wiaux, V.; Wouters, J.; Beckx, S.

    2004-01-01

    An effective design principle has been applied to photonic crystal waveguide bends fabricated in silicon-on-insulator material using deep UV lithography resulting in a large increase in the low-loss bandwidth of the bends. Furthermore, it is experimentally demonstrated that the absolute bandwidth range can be adjusted in a post-fabrication thermal oxidation process.

  5. Energy Bandwidth for Petroleum Refining Processes

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    none,

    2006-10-01

    The petroleum refining energy bandwidth report analyzes the most energy-intensive unit operations used in U.S. refineries: crude oil distillation, fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, and alkylation. The "bandwidth" provides a snapshot of the energy losses that can potentially be recovered through best practices and technology R&D.

  6. Operation bandwidth optimization of photonic differentiators.

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    Yan, Siqi; Zhang, Yong; Dong, Jianji; Zheng, Aoling; Liao, Shasha; Zhou, Hailong; Wu, Zhao; Xia, Jinsong; Zhang, Xinliang

    2015-07-27

    We theoretically investigate the operation bandwidth limitation of the photonic differentiator including the upper limitation, which is restrained by the device operation bandwidth and the lower limitation, which is restrained by the energy efficiency (EE) and detecting noise level. Taking the silicon photonic crystal L3 nano-cavity (PCN) as an example, for the first time, we experimentally demonstrate that the lower limitation of the operation bandwidth does exist and differentiators with different bandwidths have significantly different acceptable pulse width range of input signals, which are consistent to the theoretical prediction. Furthermore, we put forward a novel photonic differentiator scheme employing cascaded PCNs with different Q factors, which is likely to expand the operation bandwidth range of photonic differentiator dramatically. PMID:26367555

  7. Research on the Multi-Period Small-Signal Stability Probability of a Power System with Wind Farms Based on the Markov Chain

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    Rundong Ge

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In the traditional studies on small-signal stability probability of a power system with wind farms, the frequency of wind speed was often assumed to obey to some extent a particular probability distribution. The stability probability that is thus obtained, however, actually only reflects the power system stability characteristics on long time scales. In fact, there is a direct correlation between the change of wind speed and the current state of wind speed, resulting in the system stability characteristics in different time periods having a great difference compared with that of long time scales. However, the dispatchers are more concerned about the probability that the power system remains stable in the next period or after several periods, namely the stability characteristics of the power system in a short period or multi-period. Therefore, research on multi-period small-signal stability probability of a power system with wind farms has important theoretical value and practical significance. Based on the Markov chain, this paper conducted in-depth research on this subject. Firstly, the basic principle of the Markov chain was introduced, based on which we studied the uncertainty of wind power by adopting the transition matrix and the wind speed?power output transformation model and established the probability distribution model of multi-period wind power. Then the boundary-based small-signal stability probability evaluation method was used to establish an evaluation model of multi-period small-signal stability probability of power system with wind farms. Finally, taking the power system with two wind farms as an example, we analyzed its small-signal stability probability and studied the influence of the initial states of wind speed and different periods on the probability of stability. This study provides a new method and support for analyzing the small-signal stability probability of a power system with wind farms.

  8. Small signal audio design

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    Self, Douglas

    2014-01-01

    Learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk and so on. With ample coverage of preamplifiers and mixers and a new chapter on headphone amplifiers, this practical handbook provides an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be put together to make almost any type of audio system.A resource packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge not found elsewhere. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly

  9. Small-Signal Modeling, Stability Analysis, and Design Optimization of Single-Phase Delay-Based PLLs

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    Golestan, Saeed; Guerrero, Josep M.

    2015-01-01

    Generally speaking, designing single-phase phaselocked loops (PLLs) is more complicated than three-phase ones, as their implementation often involves the generation of a fictitious orthogonal signal for the frame transformation. In recent years, many approaches to generate the orthogonal signal have been proposed, the simplest perhaps being the transfer delay based method. In the transfer delay based PLL (TD-PLL), the orthogonal signal is generated by delaying the original singlephase signal by T=4 (one-quarter of a period). The phase shift caused by the transfer delay block, however, will not be exactly 90 under off-nominal grid frequencies, which results in errors in the estimated quantities by the TD-PLL. To alleviate this issue, an improved version of TD-PLL, called the non-frequency dependent TD-PLL (NTD-PLL), has recently been proposed. The NTD-PLL uses another T=4 delay unit in its feedback path to make the PLL immune to grid frequency variations. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the accurate small-signal modeling of the TD-PLL and NTD-PLL has not yet been carried out, and no detailed analysis of their performance has been presented. The main aim of this paper is to address these issues and explore new methods to enhance their performance. The stability analysis, control design guidelines and performance comparison with the state-of-the-art PLLs are presented as well.

  10. High-Bandwidth Hybrid Sensor (HYSENS) Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ATA has demonstrated the primary innovation of combining a precision MEMS gyro (BAE SiRRS01) with a high bandwidth angular rate sensor, ATA's ARS-14 resulting in a...

  11. High bandwidth control of precision motion instrumentation

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    Bristow, Douglas A.; Dong, Jingyan; Alleyne, Andrew G.; Ferreira, Placid; Salapaka, Srinivas

    2008-10-01

    This article presents a high-bandwidth control design suitable for precision motion instrumentation. Iterative learning control (ILC), a feedforward technique that uses previous iterations of the desired trajectory, is used to leverage the repetition that occurs in many tasks, such as raster scanning in microscopy. Two ILC designs are presented. The first design uses the motion system dynamic model to maximize bandwidth. The second design uses a time-varying bandwidth that is particularly useful for nonsmooth trajectories such as raster scanning. Both designs are applied to a multiaxis piezoelectric-actuated flexure system and evaluated on a nonsmooth trajectory. The ILC designs demonstrate significant bandwidth and precision improvements over the feedback controller, and the ability to achieve precision motion control at frequencies higher than multiple system resonances.

  12. Bandwidth challenge teams at SC2003 conference

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    2003-01-01

    Results from the fourth annual High-Performance Bandwidth Challenge, held in conjunction with SC2003, the international conference on high-performance computing and networking which occurred last week in Phoenix, AZ (1 page).

  13. A Deterministic TCP Bandwidth Sharing Model

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    Lautenschlaeger, Wolfram

    2014-01-01

    Traditionally TCP bandwidth sharing has been investigated mainly by stochastic approaches due to its seemingly chaotic nature. Even though of great generality, the theories deal mainly with expectation values, which is prone to misinterpretation with respect to the Quality-of-Experience (QoE). We disassemble TCP operating conditions into dominating scenarios and show that bandwidth sharing alone follows mostly deterministic rules. From the analysis we derive significant root...

  14. Sharp Bounds for Bandwidth of Clique Products

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    Berger-Wolf, Tanya Y.; Harris, Mitchell A.

    2003-01-01

    The bandwidth of a graph is the labeling of vertices with minimum maximum edge difference. For many graph families this is NP-complete. A classic result computes the bandwidth for the hypercube. We generalize this result to give sharp lower bounds for products of cliques. This problem turns out to be equivalent to one in communication over multiple channels in which channels can fail and the information sent over those channels is lost. The goal is to create an encoding that...

  15. Increase Bandwidth for Circular Microstrip Patch Antenna

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    Sonali Jain,; Rajesh Nema

    2012-01-01

    In this paper a design and performance of acircularly microstrip patch antenna, for the application inWireless Local Area Network (WLAN), are reported here. Theantenna is a proximity coupled microstrip patch antenna wherethe radiating patch is loadedby a V-slot. This miniaturizedmicrostrip antenna has wide bandwidth in the frequency bandof WLAN and exhibits circularly far field with very good axialratio bandwidth. The simulated results using IE3D software areverified by measurement

  16. A Simple Adjustment for Bandwidth Snooping

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    Armstrong, Timothy B.; Kolesár, Michal

    2014-01-01

    Kernel-based estimators are often evaluated at multiple bandwidths as a form of sensitivity analysis. However, if in the reported results, a researcher selects the bandwidth based on this analysis, the associated confidence intervals may not have correct coverage, even if the estimator is unbiased. This paper proposes a simple adjustment that gives correct coverage in such situations: replace the Normal quantile with a critical value that depends only on the kernel and ratio...

  17. Ultrawide Bandwidth RFID: The Next Generation?

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    Dardari, Davide; D'Errico, Raffaele; Roblin, Christophe; Sibille, Alain; Win, Moe Z.

    2010-01-01

    Future advanced radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems are expected to provide both identification and high-definition localization of objects with improved reliability and security while maintaining low power consumption and cost. Ultrawide bandwidth (UWB) technology is a promising solution for next generation RFID systems to overcome most of the limitations of the current narrow bandwidth RFID technology such as: reduced area coverage, insufficient ranging resolution for accurate loc...

  18. Bandwidth Analysis of Smart Meter Network Infrastructure

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    Balachandran, Kardi; Olsen, Rasmus LØvenstein

    2014-01-01

    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a net-work infrastructure in Smart Grid, which links the electricity customers to the utility company. This network enables smart services by making it possible for the utility company to get an overview of their customers power consumption and also control devices in their costumers household e.g. heat pumps. With these smart services, utility companies can do load balancing on the grid by shifting load using resources the customers have. The problem investigated in this paper is what bandwidth require-ments can be expected when implementing such network to utilize smart meters and which existing broadband network technologies can facilitate this smart meter service. Initially, scenarios for smart meter infrastructure are identified. The paper defines abstraction models which cover the AMI scenarios. When the scenario has been identified a general overview of the bandwidth requirements are analysed. For this analysis the assumptions and limitations are defined. The results obtained by the analysis show, that the amount of data collected and transferred by a smart meter is very low compared to the available bandwidth of most internet connections. The results show the bandwidth provided by GPRS technology is sufficient. However, from a delay point of view, GPRS has its limits, therefore, xDSL or 3G can be used for faster transfer but will rarely utilize the available bandwidth from these technologies. The aggregator or concentrator which is responsible to collect all the data from the different smart meters can become a bottleneck as the aggregated amount of data is high, thus the bandwidth for the data concentrator has to be high. These results are interesting to look at as it is a common misunderstanding that smart grid service requires high bandwidth.

  19. Optimization model for bandwidth allocation in a network virtualization environment

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    Botero Vega, Juan Felipe; Hesselbach Serra, Xavier

    2009-01-01

    Bandwidth allocation is one of the main problems in network virtualization. Mechanisms to allocate bandwidth may avoid bottlenecked virtual links. This paper proposes a model based on optimization theory, to distribute the bandwidth among virtual links looking for the minimization of the spare bandwidth in the substrate network.

  20. Adaptable bandwidth planning using reinforcement learning

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    Dirk Hetzer

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available In order to improve the bandwidth allocation considering feedback of operational environment, adaptable bandwidth planning based on reinforcement learning is proposed. The approach is based on new constrained scheduling algorithms controlled by reinforcement learning techniques. Different constrained scheduling algorithms,, such as "conflict free scheduling with minimum duration", "partial displacement" and "pattern oriented scheduling" are defined and implemented. The scheduling algorithms are integrated into reinforcement learning strategies. These strategies include: - Q-learning for selection of optimal planning schedule using Q-values; - Informed Q-learning for exploitation and handling of prior-knowledge (patterns of network behaviour; - Relational Q-learning for improving of bandwidth allocation policies dynamically in operational networks considering actual network performance data. Scenarios based on integration of the scheduling algorithms and reinforcement learning techniques in the experimental monitoring and bandwidth planning system called QORE (QoS and resource optimisation are given. The proposed adaptable bandwidth planning is required for more efficient usage of network resources.

  1. Large scale probabilistic available bandwidth estimation

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    Thouin, Frederic; Rabbat, Michael

    2010-01-01

    The common utilization-based definition of available bandwidth and many of the existing tools to estimate it suffer from several important weaknesses: i) most tools report a point estimate of average available bandwidth over a measurement interval and do not provide a confidence interval; ii) the commonly adopted models used to relate the available bandwidth metric to the measured data are invalid in almost all practical scenarios; iii) existing tools do not scale well and are not suited to the task of multi-path estimation in large-scale networks; iv) almost all tools use ad-hoc techniques to address measurement noise; and v) tools do not provide enough flexibility in terms of accuracy, overhead, latency and reliability to adapt to the requirements of various applications. In this paper we propose a new definition for available bandwidth and a novel framework that addresses these issues. We define probabilistic available bandwidth (PAB) as the largest input rate at which we can send a traffic flow along a pa...

  2. InGaAs/AlGaInAs/InP Laser with Compressively Strained Multiquantum Well Layers for High Speed Modulation Bandwidth

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    M.T., Furtado; E.J.T., Manganote; A.C.G., Bordeaux-Rêgo; F., Steinhagen; H., Janning; H., Burkhard.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available The modulation frequency response of compressively strained multiquantum well (MQW) lasers grown with an InGaAs/AlGaInAs/InP heterostructure and emitting at the wavelength of 1.55 mm is presented. The laser devices processed with the mushroom-stripe buried structure presen [...] t a high frequency 3 dB bandwidth above 20 GHz. The frequency response was measured with the small signal modulation technique. The logarithmic subtraction method was employed to extract the intrisic frequency response of the MQW active layer, providing the determination of important laser parameters: the differential gain, the nonlinear gain coefficient and the maximum 3 dB frequency bandwidth.

  3. Teleoperation over low bandwidth communication links

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    Teleoperation is well established for many areas of hazardous environment working. Where such environments are well structured and contained, such as within a working plant, communications bandwidths need not be a constraining factor. However where the worksite is remote, large, poorly structured or damaged communications rapidly become a critical factor in the efficient deployment and use of teleoperation equipment. The paper justifies and describes means which we are exploring to reduce the required communications bandwidth for teleoperation whist retaining full functionality. Techniques involved include incorporation of local intelligence at the worksite, with bandwidth devoted to high-level up-link control signals and down-link feedback, and the use of highly compressed video feeding 'virtual reality type' HMDs to provide maximum system transparency for the operator. The work is drawing on previous experience with an 'anthropomorphic robot heat' for telepresence work, and proprietary algorithms capable of compressing full colour video to standard telephone modem data rates. (Author)

  4. High bandwidth differential amplifier for shock experiments.

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    Ross, P W; Tran, V; Chau, R

    2012-10-01

    We developed a high bandwidth differential amplifier for gas gun shock experiments of low-resistance metals. The circuit has a bandwidth up to 1 GHz, and is capable of measuring signals of ?1.5 V with a common mode rejection of 250 V. Conductivity measurements of gas gun targets are measured by flowing high currents through the targets. The voltage is measured across the target using a technique similar to a four-point probe. Because of the design of the current source and load, the target voltage is ?250 V relative to ground. Since the expected voltage change in the target is common mode rejection. Various amplifying designs are shown, although the increased amplification decreases bandwidth. Bench tests show that the amplifier can withstand significant common mode dc voltage and measure 10 ns, and 50 mV signals. PMID:23126892

  5. Improved space bandwidth product in image upconversion

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    Dam, Jeppe Seidelin; Pedersen, Christian

    2012-01-01

    We present a technique increasing the space bandwidth product of a nonlinear image upconversion process used for spectral imaging. The technique exploits the strong dependency of the phase-matching condition in sum frequency generation (SFG) on the angle of propagation of the interacting fields with respect to the optical axis. Appropriate scanning of the phase-match condition (?k=0) while acquiring images, allow us to perform monochromatic image reconstruction with a significantly increased space bandwidth product. We derive the theory for the image reconstruction process and demonstrate acquisition of images with >10 fold increase in space bandwidth product, i.e. the number of pixel elements, when compared to upconversion of images using fixed phase-match conditions.

  6. Reconstruction in Time-Bandwidth Compression Systems

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    Chan, Jacky; Asghari, Mohammad H; Jalali, Bahram

    2014-01-01

    Recently it has been shown that the intensity time-bandwidth product of optical signals can be engineered to match that of the data acquisition instrument. In particular, it is possible to slow down an ultrafast signal, resulting in compressed RF bandwidth - a similar benefit to that offered by the Time-Stretch Dispersive Fourier Transform (TS-DFT) - but with reduced temporal record length leading to time-bandwidth compression. The compression is implemented using a warped group delay dispersion leading to non-uniform time stretching of the signal's intensity envelope. Decoding requires optical phase retrieval and reconstruction of the input temporal profile, for the case where information of interest is resides in the complex field. In this paper, we present results on the general behavior of the reconstruction process and its dependence on the signal-to-noise ratio. We also discuss the role of chirp in the input signal.

  7. Reconstruction in time-bandwidth compression systems

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    Chan, J.; Mahjoubfar, A.; Asghari, M.; Jalali, B.

    2014-12-01

    Recently, it has been shown that the intensity time-bandwidth product of optical signals can be engineered to match that of the data acquisition instrument. In particular, it is possible to slow down an ultrafast signal, resulting in compressed RF bandwidth—a similar benefit to that offered by the Time-Stretch Dispersive Fourier Transform—but with reduced temporal record length leading to time-bandwidth compression. The compression is implemented using a warped group delay dispersion leading to non-uniform time stretching of the signal's intensity envelope. Decoding requires optical phase retrieval and reconstruction of the input temporal profile, for the case where information of interest resides in the complex field. In this paper, we present results on the general behavior of the reconstruction process and its dependence on the signal-to-noise ratio. We also discuss the role of chirp in the input signal.

  8. Dealing Bandwidth to Mobile Clients Using Games

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    Sofokleous, Anastasis A.; Angelides, Marios C.

    This chapter exploits a gaming approach to bandwidth sharing in a network of non-cooperative clients whose aim is to satisfy their selfish objectives and be served in the shortest time and who share limited knowledge of one another. The chapter models this problem as a game in which players consume the bandwidth of a video streaming server. The rest of this chapter is organized in four sections: the proceeding section presents resource allocation taxonomies, following that is a section on game theory, where our approach is sourced from, and its application to resource allocation. The penultimate section presents our gaming approach to resource allocation. The final section concludes.

  9. Application of small-signal modeling and measurement techniques to the stability analysis of an integrated switching-mode power system. [onboard Dynamics Explorer Satellite

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    Wong, R. C.; Owen, H. A., Jr.; Wilson, T. G.; Rodriguez, G. E.

    1980-01-01

    Small-signal modeling techniques are used in a system stability analysis of a breadboard version of a complete functional electrical power system. The system consists of a regulated switching dc-to-dc converter, a solar-cell-array simulator, a solar-array EMI filter, battery chargers and linear shunt regulators. Loss mechanisms in the converter power stage, including switching-time effects in the semiconductor elements, are incorporated into the modeling procedure to provide an accurate representation of the system without requiring frequency-domain measurements to determine the damping factor. The small-signal system model is validated by the use of special measurement techniques which are adapted to the poor signal-to-noise ratio encountered in switching-mode systems. The complete electrical power system with the solar-array EMI filter is shown to be stable over the intended range of operation.

  10. An EC-branch in the decay of 27-s sup 2 sup 6 sup 3 Db evidence for the isotope sup 2 sup 6 sup 3 Rf

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    Kratz, J V; Rieth, U; Kronenberg, A K; Kuczewski, B; Strub, E; Brüchle, W; Schädel, M; Schausten, B; Türler, A; Gäggeler, H W; Jost, D T; Gregorich, K E; Nitsche, H; Laue, C; Sudowe, R; Wilk, P A

    2003-01-01

    27-s sup 2 sup 6 sup 3 Db was produced in the sup 2 sup 4 sup 9 Bk ( sup 1 sup 8 O, 4n) reaction at 93 MeV.The activity was transported by a He/KCl-jet to the laboratory where it was collected for 15 min and then subjected to a chemical separation specific for group-4 elements. The activity was dissolved in 0.5 M unbuffered alpha-HiB and eluted from a cation-exchange column. The effluent was made 9 M in HCl and group-4 tetrachlorides were extracted into TBP/Cyclohexane which was evaporated to dryness on a Ta disc. The Ta discs were assayed for alpha and SF activity. A SF activity with a half life on the order of 20 min was observed and assigned to the nuclide sup 2 sup 6 sup 3 Rf. It is formed by electron-capture decay of sup 2 sup 6 sup 3 Db with a decay branch of 3 sup + sup 4 sub - sub 1 %.

  11. Fast Faraday Cup With High Bandwidth

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    Deibele, Craig E [Knoxville, TN

    2006-03-14

    A circuit card stripline Fast Faraday cup quantitatively measures the picosecond time structure of a charged particle beam. The stripline configuration maintains signal integrity, and stitching of the stripline increases the bandwidth. A calibration procedure ensures the measurement of the absolute charge and time structure of the charged particle beam.

  12. Level-1 decision algorithm and bandwidth division

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    Jacoby, C

    2003-01-01

    We describe the Level-1 decision algorithm as it is used in the efficiency evaluation for the Trigger System and LHCb Reoptimization TDRs. The available bandwidth is divided between a generic trigger sensitive to all tracks with large impact parameter and high transverse momentum and a few channel-specific enhancements based on signatures involving Level-0 objects.

  13. High bandwidth vapor density diagnostic system

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    Globig, Michael A. (Antioch, CA); Story, Thomas W. (Oakley, CA)

    1992-01-01

    A high bandwidth vapor density diagnostic system for measuring the density of an atomic vapor during one or more photoionization events. The system translates the measurements from a low frequency region to a high frequency, relatively noise-free region in the spectrum to provide improved signal to noise ratio.

  14. Small signal analysis of four-wave mixing in InAs/GaAs quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers

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    Ma, Shaozhen; Chen, Zhe; Dutta, Niloy K.

    2009-02-01

    A model to study four-wave mixing (FWM) wavelength conversion in InAs-GaAs quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier is proposed. Rate equations involving two QD states are solved to simulate the carrier density modulation in the system, results show that the existence of QD excited state contributes to the ultra fast recover time for single pulse response by serving as a carrier reservoir for the QD ground state, its speed limitations are also studied. Nondegenerate four-wave mixing process with small intensity modulation probe signal injected is simulated using this model, a set of coupled wave equations describing the evolution of all frequency components in the active region of QD-SOA are derived and solved numerically. Results show that better FWM conversion efficiency can be obtained compared with the regular bulk SOA, and the four-wave mixing bandwidth can exceed 1.5 THz when the detuning between pump and probe lights is 0.5 nm.

  15. 47 CFR 15.35 - Measurement detector functions and bandwidths.

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    2010-10-01

    ...bandwidths. The conducted and radiated emission limits shown in this part...frequencies above 1000 MHz, the radiated emission limits are based on the use...bandwidth of 1 MHz. When average radiated emission measurements are specified...

  16. Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Strategy for Marine VHF Communications

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    Ding Yuan-Ming; Zhang Fang

    2013-01-01

    In order to achieve the efficient management of marine VHF communications bandwidth resources under the battlefield environment and to maximize the bandwidth utilization while ensuring high-priority business access channel, the context puts forward a kind of dynamic bandwidth allocation strategy based on business priorities. When the bandwidth resources are sufficient, the system can accommodate more business, otherwise it can call the dynamic allocation st...

  17. A study of Bandwidth Management in Computer Networks

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    Devajit Mahanta,; Majidul Ahmed,; Utpal Jyoti Bora,

    2013-01-01

    Bandwidth management is one of the most widely misunderstood subjects in modern networking. Bandwidth Management is a lot like economics, because the complexities of how it works are beyond simple logic. Internet "bandwidth" is not a spectrum; traffic streams are one bit at a time. Bandwidth on the internet can only be conceptualized over time, and the amount of time that you talk about can greatly change the user experience. For reliable data transmission within computer network and internet...

  18. Bandwidth Enhancement in Multilayer Microstrip Proximity Coupled Array

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    Shubham Gupta; Shilpa Singh

    2012-01-01

    Now days, there is a huge demand for wireless applications. Antennas which are used in these applications require being low profile, light weight, easily mounted and broad bandwidth. The microstrip antenna has all the features mentioned above except for its narrow bandwidth, typically from less than 1% to several percent. This paper introduces an alternative approach in enhancing the bandwidth of the microstrip antenna. The bandwidth enhancement technique which is studied is the Proximity co...

  19. Reconstitution of Low Bandwidth Reaction History

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    The goal of the Test Readiness Program is to transition to a 24 month test readiness posture and if approved move to an 18-month posture. One of the key components of the Test Readiness Program necessary to meet this goal is the reconstitution of the important diagnostics. Since the end of nuclear testing, the ability to field diagnostics on a nuclear test has deteriorated. Reconstitution of diagnostics before those who had experience in nuclear testing either retire or leave is essential to achieving a shorter test readiness posture. Also, the data recording systems have not been used since the end of testing. This report documents the reconstitution of one vital diagnostic: the low bandwidth reaction history diagnostic for FY04. Reaction history is one of the major diagnostics that has been used on all LLNL and LANL tests since the early days of nuclear testing. Reaction history refers to measuring the time history of the gamma and neutron output from a nuclear test. This gives direct information on the nuclear reactions taking place in the device. The reaction history measurements are one of the prime measurements the nuclear weapon scientists use to validate their models of device performance. All tests currently under consideration require the reaction history diagnostic. Thus moving to a shorter test readiness posture requires the reconstitution of the ability to make reaction history measurements. Reconstitution of reaction history was planned to be in two steps. Reaction history measurements that have been used in the past can be broadly placed into two categories. The most common type of reaction history and the one that has been performed on virtually all nuclear tests is termed low bandwidth reaction history. This measurement has a time response that is limited by the bandpass of kilometer length coaxial cables. When higher bandwidth has been required for specific measurements, fiber optic techniques have been used. This is referred to as high-bandwidth reaction history. The first step in the reconstitution of reaction history was thus naturally the reconstitution of the loW--bandwidth capability in FY04. This will be followed in FY06 by the reconstitution of the high bandwidth capability. The reconstitution of the loW--bandwidth reaction history measurement was done in several phases. First the status of legacy equipment has been ascertained. Existing detectors, cables, and recording systems have been inventoried, characterized and, for the most part, satisfied the specifications of the test program and are still useable. The ability to obtain replacement equipment is now available. Modern loW--bandwidth fiber optic recording equipment which was similar to systems used on the old tests, has been evaluated. The ability to characterize and calibrate detectors and other components has been reestablished. New scientists and engineers have been working with designated mentors. These mentors participated on numerous shots during the old test program. Finally as a proof test, two hypothetical test scenarios were proposed: one each from LLNL and LANL. The LANL event was called ALPHA and the LLNL event was called POPOUT. The reaction history diagnostics for these two hypothetical underground tests were completely laid out and analyzed to make sure that the diagnostic could be successfully fielded within a 24 month time frame. In addition as part of a training exercise a reaction history trailer was reconstituted. This system was configured using a combination of new and experienced technical personnel and data analysts in collaboration with LLNL and LANL event physicists

  20. Sharp Bounds for Bandwidth of Clique Products

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    Berger-Wolf, T Y; Berger-Wolf, Tanya Y.; Harris, Mitchell A.

    2003-01-01

    The bandwidth of a graph is the labeling of vertices with minimum maximum edge difference. For many graph families this is NP-complete. A classic result computes the bandwidth for the hypercube. We generalize this result to give sharp lower bounds for products of cliques. This problem turns out to be equivalent to one in communication over multiple channels in which channels can fail and the information sent over those channels is lost. The goal is to create an encoding that minimizes the difference between the received and the original information while having as little redundancy as possible. Berger-Wolf and Reingold [2] have considered the problem for the equal size cliques (or equal capacity channels). This paper presents a tight lower bound and an algorithm for constructing the labeling for the product of any number of arbitrary size cliques.

  1. Variable bandwidth Kernel estimator of the mode

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    Raid B. Salha

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the problem of estimating the mode of a probability density function has been studied.  Parzen (1962 proposed a kernel estimator of the mode depends on a single bandwidth. In this paper, the Parzen estimator has been improved by proposing a kernel estimator with variable bandwidth for the mode of the density function. Proceeding as in Parzen (1962, the consistency and asymptotic normality of the proposed estimator are shown. Moreover, the good  performance of the proposed estimator is tested via simulation study and it is shown that the proposed estimator is more efficient than the Parzen estimator.

  2. Maximum-Bandwidth Node-Disjoint Paths

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    Mostafa H. Dahshan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new method for finding the node-disjoint paths with maximum combined bandwidth in communication networks. This problem is an NP-complete problem which can be optimally solved in exponential time using integer linear programming (ILP. The presented method uses a maximum-cost variant of Dijkstra algorithm and a virtual-node representation to obtain the maximum-bandwidth node-disjoint path. Through several simulations, we compare the performance of our method to a modern heuristic technique and to the ILP solution. We show that, in a polynomial execution time, our proposed method produces results that are almost identical to ILP in a significantly lower execution time

  3. DBAS: A Deployable Bandwidth Aggregation System

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    Habak, Karim; Harras, Khaled A

    2012-01-01

    The explosive increase in data demand coupled with the rapid deployment of various wireless access technologies have led to the increase of number of multi-homed or multi-interface enabled devices. Fully exploiting these interfaces has motivated researchers to propose numerous solutions that aggregate their available bandwidths to increase overall throughput and satisfy the end-user's growing data demand. These solutions, however, have faced a steep deployment barrier that we attempt to overcome in this paper. We propose a Deployable Bandwidth Aggregation System (DBAS) for multi-interface enabled devices. Our system does not introduce any intermediate hardware, modify current operating systems, modify socket implementations, nor require changes to current applications or legacy servers. The DBAS architecture is designed to automatically estimate the characteristics of applications and dynamically schedule various connections or packets to different interfaces. Since our main focus is deployability, we fully i...

  4. All-optical bandwidth-tailorable radar

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    Zou, Weiwen; Long, Xin; Zhang, Siteng; Cui, Yuanjun; Chen, Jianping

    2015-01-01

    Radar has been widely used in military, security, and rescue. Metamaterial cloak is employed in stealth targets to evade radar detection. Hence modern radar should be reconfigurable at multi-bands for detecting stealth targets, which might be realized based on microwave photonics. Here, we demonstrate an all-optical bandwidth-tailorable radar architecture. It is a coherent system utilizing one mode-locked laser for both signal generation and reception. Heterodyning of two individually filtered optical pulses that are pre-chirped via wavelength-to-time mapping generates wideband linearly-chirped radar signal. The working bands can be flexibly tailored with desired bandwidth at user-preferred carrier frequency. After modulated onto the pre-chirped optical pulse, radar echoes are time-stretched and frequency-compressed by several times. The digitization becomes much easier without loss of detection ability. We believe that the demonstration can innovate the radar's architecture with ultra-high range resolution.

  5. Wide bandwidth porous silicon coatings for silicon

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    Uehara, S.; Kurose, K.; Matsubara, T. [Seikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Fac. of Eng.

    2000-11-16

    Porous silicon anti-reflection coatings for silicon substrate, with a reflectance of less than 2% in the spectral range of 400-1000 nm, were fabricated. The wide bandwidth operation was realized by introducing a smooth refractive index gradation at the porous silicon-substrate interface to suppress multiple reflection fringes. Low current density anodization was adopted to form the high refractive index layer needed for a smooth refractive index gradation. (orig.)

  6. The Cost of meeting Bandwidth Demand

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    Staude, Anders Christian

    2006-01-01

    Telenor is faced with complex decisions regarding their access network strategies. Competitors are given the right to use Telenor?s copper access network through LLUB (Local Loop Un-Bundling) regulations. Competition is also seen from alternative access networks. Both implying lost customers and lost revenues. At the same time, the accumulated demand for bandwidth is increasing to a level beyond what can be accommodated by Telenor?s current access network. Failing to meet this demand will res...

  7. Feeding Techniques to Improve Bandwidth of MPA

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    Meenu Chinwan

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The comprehensive study of MPA shows its important role in the modern wireless communication devices. Detailed literature review of past few decades’ papers on MPA, the MPA has emerged into wide range of communication field. Inherently the patch antenna is narrowband; various techniques were developed to enhancement of bandwidth. Different parameter affect the efficiency of antenna .Specification of MPA has low weight, low profile. This is Omni-directional antenna whose fabrication is easy.

  8. Bandwidth allocation in large stochastic networks

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    Feuillet, Mathieu

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to tackle three problems inspired by large distributed systems. The tools used for that purpose come from probability and more specifically queueing theory. The studies led during this thesis allowed to understand the behavior of the observed systems and algorithms but also to prove some interesting theoretical results and to emphasize some probabilistic phenomena. In Chapter II, a bandwidth sharing network model is analyzed. Contrary to what has been studied in ...

  9. Effects of finite-bandwidth pump on ion heating

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    The effect of finite-bandwidth pump on the ion heating is investigated experimentally. The r.f. pump frequency is broadened by amplitude modulation with a white noise source. The finite-bandwidth pump enhances the ion heating drastically compared with a monochromatic pump. There is an optimum bandwidth for the ion heating. (author)

  10. Sound source localization identification accuracy: bandwidth dependencies.

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    Yost, William A; Zhong, Xuan

    2014-11-01

    Sound source localization accuracy using a sound source identification task was measured in the front, right quarter of the azimuth plane as rms (root-mean-square) error (degrees) for stimulus conditions in which the bandwidth (1/20 to 2 octaves wide) and center frequency (250, 2000, 4000?Hz) of 200-ms noise bursts were varied. Tones of different frequencies (250, 2000, 4000?Hz) were also used. As stimulus bandwidth increases, there is an increase in sound source localization identification accuracy (i.e., rms error decreases). Wideband stimuli (>1 octave wide) produce best sound source localization accuracy (~6°-7° rms error), and localization accuracy for these wideband noise stimuli does not depend on center frequency. For narrow bandwidths (octave) and tonal stimuli, accuracy does depend on center frequency such that highest accuracy is obtained for low-frequency stimuli (centered on 250?Hz), worse accuracy for mid-frequency stimuli (centered on 2000?Hz), and intermediate accuracy for high-frequency stimuli (centered on 4000?Hz). PMID:25373973

  11. Bandwidth Estimation For Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET

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    Rabia Ali

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we presents bandwidth estimation scheme for MANET, which uses some components of the two methods for the bandwidth estimation: 'Hello Bandwidth Estimation 'Listen Bandwidth Estimation. This paper also gives the advantages of the proposed method. The proposed method is based on the comparison of these two methods. Bandwidth estimation is an important issue in the Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET because bandwidth estimation in MANET is difficult, because each host has imprecise knowledge of the network status and links change dynamically. Therefore, an effective bandwidth estimation scheme for MANET is highly desirable. Ad hoc networks present unique advanced challenges, including the design of protocols for mobility management, effective routing, data transport, security, power management, and quality-of-service (QoS provisioning. Once these problems are solved, the practical use of MANETs will be realizable.

  12. Molecular dissociation of HD^+ by broad bandwidth chirped laser pulses: a molecular bandwidth filter

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    Zohrabi, M.; Ablikim, U.; Carnes, K. D.; Esry, B. D.; Ben-Itzhak, I.

    2012-06-01

    We employ a coincidence 3D momentum imaging method to study the fragmentation of HD^+ following interaction with an intense, 800 nm, 25 fs Fourier transform-limited (FTL) laser pulse. The broad bandwidth of our FTL pulse prevents us from observing vibrational peaks that one would expect to see using longer FTL laser pulses ˜100 fs. However, by chirping the pulse either positively or negatively, while maintaining a fixed bandwidth, we were able to measure vibrational structure. The kinetic energy release of these vibrational peaks are shifted up or down depending on the sign of the chirp.ootnotetextV. S. Prabhudesai et al., Phys. Rev. A 81, 023401 (2010). We will address the question of why the vibrational structure is observed in spite of the broad bandwidth of the chirped laser pulses.

  13. Polybinary modulation for bandwidth limited optical links

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    Vegas Olmos, Juan José; Jurado-Navas, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Optical links using traditional modulation formats are reaching a plateau in terms of capacity, mainly due to bandwidth limitations in the devices employed at the transmitter and receivers. Advanced modulation formats, which boost the spectral efficiency, provide a smooth migration path towards effectively increase the available capacity. Advanced modulation formats however require digitalization of the signals and digital signal processing blocks to both generate and recover the data. There is therefore a trade-off in terms of efficiency gain vs. complexity. Poly binary modulation, a generalized form of partial response modulation, employs simple codification and filtering at the transmitter to drastically increase the spectral efficiency. At the receiver side, poly binary modulation requires low complexity direct detection and very little digital signal processing. This talk will review the recent results on poly binary modulation, comprising both binary and multilevel signals as seed signals. The results will show how poly binary modulation effectively reduces the bandwidth requirements on optical links while providing high spectral efficiency.

  14. High Quality Geographic Services and Bandwidth Limitations

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    Tumasch Reichenbacher

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we provide a critical overview of the state of the art in human-centric intelligent data management approaches for geographic visualizations when we are faced with bandwidth limitations. These limitations often force us to rethink how we design displays for geographic visualizations. We need ways to reduce the amount of data to be visualized and transmitted. This is partly because modern instruments effortlessly produce large volumes of data and Web 2.0 further allows bottom-up creation of rich and diverse content. Therefore, the amount of information we have today for creating useful and usable cartographic products is higher than ever before. However, how much of it can we really use online? To answer this question, we first calculate the bandwidth needs for geographic data sets in terms of waiting times. The calculations are based on various data volumes estimated by scholars for different scenarios. Documenting the waiting times clearly demonstrates the magnitude of the problem. Following this, we summarize the current hardware and software solutions, then the current human-centric design approaches trying to address the constraints such as various screen sizes and information overload. We also discuss a limited set of social issues touching upon the digital divide and its implications. We hope that our systematic documentation and critical review will help researchers and practitioners in the field to better understand the current state of the art.

  15. Tunable pulsed narrow bandwidth light source

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    Powers, Peter E. (Dayton, OH); Kulp, Thomas J. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01

    A tunable pulsed narrow bandwidth light source and a method of operating a light source are provided. The light source includes a pump laser, first and second non-linear optical crystals, a tunable filter, and light pulse directing optics. The method includes the steps of operating the pump laser to generate a pulsed pump beam characterized by a nanosecond pulse duration and arranging the light pulse directing optics so as to (i) split the pulsed pump beam into primary and secondary pump beams; (ii) direct the primary pump beam through an input face of the first non-linear optical crystal such that a primary output beam exits from an output face of the first non-linear optical crystal; (iii) direct the primary output beam through the tunable filter to generate a sculpted seed beam; and direct the sculpted seed beam and the secondary pump beam through an input face of the second non-linear optical crystal such that a secondary output beam characterized by at least one spectral bandwidth on the order of about 0.1 cm.sup.-1 and below exits from an output face of the second non-linear optical crystal.

  16. Bandwidth Allocation and Session Scheduling using SIP

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    2006-08-01

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    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP is a new signaling protocol designed to establish multimedia sessions in telecommunication networks. In this paper, we suggest the extension of SIP functionalities to coordinate QoS mechanisms deployed in IP networks, and especially in DiffServ domain. Indeed, the interaction between small and big TCP sessions may have dramatic consequences on small TCP sessions. Hence, we use SIP to achieve QoS management on a session basis, in which the over all activity of the user during the session is considered. The suggested mechanisms deal with two issues: first, session scheduling based on session duration and/or volume, and second bandwidth allocation on a per-flow basis using equivalent bandwidth estimation techniques. The proposed mechanisms are implemented in the SIP proxy server as QoS management algorithms, and they are validated by simulations.

  17. A New Bound on the Performance of the Bandwidth Puzzle

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    Zhang, Zhenghao

    2011-01-01

    A bandwidth puzzle was recently proposed to defend against colluding adversaries in peer-to-peer networks. The colluding adversaries do not do actual work but claim to have uploaded contents for each other to gain free credits from the system. The bandwidth puzzle guarantees that if the adversaries can solve the puzzle, they must have spent substantial bandwidth, the size of which is comparable to the size of the contents they claim to have uploaded for each other. Therefore...

  18. Optimal resource allocation in random networks with transportation bandwidths

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    We apply statistical physics to study the task of resource allocation in random sparse networks with limited bandwidths for the transportation of resources along the links. Recursive relations from the Bethe approximation are converted into useful algorithms. Bottlenecks emerge when the bandwidths are small, causing an increase in the fraction of idle links. For a given total bandwidth per node, the efficiency of allocation increases with the network connectivity. In the high connectivity limit, we find a phase transition at a critical bandwidth, above which clusters of balanced nodes appear, characterized by a profile of homogenized resource allocation similar to the Maxwell construction

  19. Effective Bandwidth Utilization in IEEE802.11 for VOIP

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    Bhanu, S Vijay; Balakrishnan, V

    2010-01-01

    Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is one of the most important applications for the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs). For network planners who are deploying VoIP over WLANs, one of the important issues is the VoIP capacity. VoIP bandwidth consumption over a WAN is one of the most important factors to consider when building a VoIP infrastructure. Failure to account for VoIP bandwidth requirements will severely limit the reliability of a VoIP system and place a huge burden on the WAN infrastructure. Less bandwidth utilization is the key reasons for reduced number of channel accesses in VOIP. But in the QoS point of view the free bandwidth of atleast 1-5% will improve the voice quality. This proposal utilizes the maximum bandwidth by leaving 1-5% free bandwidth. A Bandwidth Data rate Moderation (BDM) algorithm has been proposed which correlates the data rate specified in IEEE802.11b with the free bandwidth. At each time BDM will calculate the bandwidth utilization before sending the packet to i...

  20. Frequency Bandwidth Optimization of Left-Handed Metamaterial

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    Chevalier, Christine T.; Wilson, Jeffrey D.

    2004-01-01

    Recently, left-handed metamaterials (LHM s) have been demonstrated with an effective negative index of refraction and with antiparallel group and phase velocities for microwave radiation over a narrow frequency bandwidth. In order to take advantage of these characteristics for practical applications, it will be beneficial to develop LHM s with increased frequency bandwidth response and lower losses. In this paper a commercial three-dimensional electromagnetic simulation code is used to explore the effects of geometry parameter variations on the frequency bandwidth of a LHM at microwave frequencies. Utilizing an optimizing routine in the code, a geometry was generated with a bandwidth more than twice as large as the original geometry.

  1. PEP Deployment and Bandwidth Management Issues

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    Younghusband, Charles; Slade, Peter; Weaver, Jeff

    This paper will discuss current deployment scenarios for Performance Enhancement Proxies (PEP) technologies in broadband satellite access systems from the perspective of one PEP technology provider. Recent improvements such as DVB-S2 can provide substantial gains at the link layer. In order to achieve further efficiency gains, the satellite industry is now forced to look elsewhere - namely other layers in the data communications network stack. Satellite terminal manufacturers are now moving beyond basic TCP acceleration techniques to more comprehensive optimization techniques that incorporate advances in data compression and flexibility for more deployment scenarios. Some of the advances for PEP technology are in part due to CPU and memory technology advances, resulting in increasingly affordable access to computing power, allowing PEP manufacturers deliver substantial performance and bandwidth savings gains.

  2. A high-bandwidth spintronic position sensor

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    Position sensing with resolution down to the scale of a single atom is of key importance in nanoscale science and engineering. However, only optical-sensing methods are currently capable of non-contact sensing at such resolution over a high bandwidth. Here, we report a new non-contact, non-optical position-sensing concept based on detecting changes in a high-gradient magnetic field of a microscale magnetic dipole by means of spintronic sensors. Experimental measurements show a sensitivity of up to 40 ?/?m, a linear range greater than 10 ?m and a noise floor of 0.5 pm/?( Hz). Also shown is the use of the sensor for position measurements for closed-loop control of a high-speed atomic force microscope with a frame rate of more than 1 frame/s. (paper)

  3. RAID Disk Arrays for High Bandwidth Applications

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    Moren, Bill

    1996-01-01

    High bandwidth applications require large amounts of data transferred to/from storage devices at extremely high data rates. Further, these applications often are 'real time' in which access to the storage device must take place on the schedule of the data source, not the storage. A good example is a satellite downlink - the volume of data is quite large and the data rates quite high (dozens of MB/sec). Further, a telemetry downlink must take place while the satellite is overhead. A storage technology which is ideally suited to these types of applications is redundant arrays of independent discs (RAID). Raid storage technology, while offering differing methodologies for a variety of applications, supports the performance and redundancy required in real-time applications. Of the various RAID levels, RAID-3 is the only one which provides high data transfer rates under all operating conditions, including after a drive failure.

  4. Bandwidth tunable filter based on silicon microring-MZI structure

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    Ding, Yunhong; Zhang, Xinliang; Huang, Dexiu; Pu, Minhao; Liu, Liu; Xu, Jing; Ou, Haiyan; Peucheret, Christophe

    2010-01-01

    A novel bandwidth tunable bandpass filter based on a silicon microring-MZI structure is proposed and demonstrated. By thermally tuning the resonance offset between the two microring resonators, and adding the two drop transmissions together, the bandwidth of the microring-MZI filter can be easily linearly tuned with low in-band ripples.

  5. Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Strategy for Marine VHF Communications

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    Ding Yuan-Ming

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to achieve the efficient management of marine VHF communications bandwidth resources under the battlefield environment and to maximize the bandwidth utilization while ensuring high-priority business access channel, the context puts forward a kind of dynamic bandwidth allocation strategy based on business priorities. When the bandwidth resources are sufficient, the system can accommodate more business, otherwise it can call the dynamic allocation strategy in order to ensure high-priority business is processed. The simulation results show that this strategy can effectively reduce the blocking rate of the high priority business and can ensure high-priority business transmit timely and efficiently through releasing the business of low priority and using bandwidth seriously.

  6. Observational learning: effects of bandwidth knowledge of results.

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    Badets, A; Blandin, Y

    2005-05-01

    The authors investigated whether bandwidth knowledge of results (KR) during observation of a model's performance enhances motor skill learning. Following a pretest, 2 groups of participants (N = 28) observed a model practicing a timing task. The bandwidth group received KR about the model's performance only when his performance fell outside the criteria for a correct response. The yoked group received KR on the same trials as the bandwidth group did but were not told that the KR was only about incorrect performances. In that way, the authors avoided a confound between bandwidth and relative frequency effects on performance and learning. Following the observation phase, both groups of participants performed 10-min and 24-hr retention tests. Bandwidth KR enabled that group to reduce its performance variability and, to a lesser extent, to enhance its performance accuracy. The authors discuss the results with respect to the powerful effect of qualitative KR through observation. PMID:15883118

  7. One Method of Cloud Computing Bandwidth Allocation Based on Fairness

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    Yiquan Kong

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In order to solve the bandwidth allocation unfairness problem in the cloud computing network, one method uses fairness congestion control algorithm, access control list (ACL and traffic policing and traffic shaping in the paper. The method can rationally solve the problem after analyzing the reason of cloud computing bandwidth allocation unfairness. For illustration, one network video conference example was utilized to show the method in solving bandwidth allocation unfairness problem.The experimental results show network bandwidths are fairly allocated, packet loss ratio and latency is obvious improvement. The method deals with non-adaptive UDP and TCP adaptive flow congestion and provides the end-to-end quality of service over the differentiated services networks, and the bandwidth allocation problem based on fairness in the cloud computing network is solved well.

  8. Bandwidth efficient CCSDS coding standard proposals

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    Costello, Daniel J., Jr.; Perez, Lance C.; Wang, Fu-Quan

    1992-01-01

    The basic concatenated coding system for the space telemetry channel consists of a Reed-Solomon (RS) outer code, a symbol interleaver/deinterleaver, and a bandwidth efficient trellis inner code. A block diagram of this configuration is shown. The system may operate with or without the outer code and interleaver. In this recommendation, the outer code remains the (255,223) RS code over GF(2 exp 8) with an error correcting capability of t = 16 eight bit symbols. This code's excellent performance and the existence of fast, cost effective, decoders justify its continued use. The purpose of the interleaver/deinterleaver is to distribute burst errors out of the inner decoder over multiple codewords of the outer code. This utilizes the error correcting capability of the outer code more efficiently and reduces the probability of an RS decoder failure. Since the space telemetry channel is not considered bursty, the required interleaving depth is primarily a function of the inner decoding method. A diagram of an interleaver with depth 4 that is compatible with the (255,223) RS code is shown. Specific interleaver requirements are discussed after the inner code recommendations.

  9. Effects of Random Circuit Fabrication Errors on the Mean and Standard Deviation of Small Signal Gain and Phase of a Traveling Wave Tube

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    Rittersdorf, I. M.; Antonsen, T. M., Jr.; Chernin, D.; Lau, Y. Y.; Hung, D. M. H.

    2013-10-01

    Random fabrication errors in the slow wave circuits may have detrimental effects on the performance of traveling-wave tubes (TWTs) of all types. Pengvanich et al. considered the evolution of the three forward waves in a TWT in which the Pierce parameters vary randomly along the tube axis. A peculiar feature of the results in Ref. is that, in the statistical evaluation of a large number of samples with random errors in the circuit phase velocity, a significant number of these samples show an output gain that is higher than the corresponding error-free tube. It was recently proved that the deviation from the mean (which is a second order effect in random errors), is much less than the standard deviation (which is a first order effect in random errors). A significant number of the samples in a statistical analysis would naturally show an output gain that is higher than the corresponding error-free tube, as observed in. This paper summarizes our recent study, together with an optimization of the random error profile to maximize the small signal gain of a TWT. Random fabrication errors in the slow wave circuits may have detrimental effects on the performance of traveling-wave tubes (TWTs) of all types. Pengvanich et al. considered the evolution of the three forward waves in a TWT in which the Pierce parameters vary randomly along the tube axis. A peculiar feature of the results in Ref. is that, in the statistical evaluation of a large number of samples with random errors in the circuit phase velocity, a significant number of these samples show an output gain that is higher than the corresponding error-free tube. It was recently proved that the deviation from the mean (which is a second order effect in random errors), is much less than the standard deviation (which is a first order effect in random errors). A significant number of the samples in a statistical analysis would naturally show an output gain that is higher than the corresponding error-free tube, as observed in. This paper summarizes our recent study, together with an optimization of the random error profile to maximize the small signal gain of a TWT. Work supported by AFOSR, ONR, and L-3 Communications Electron Devices.

  10. Small signal microwave amplifier design

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    Grosch, Theodore

    2000-01-01

    This book explains techniques and examples for designing stable amplifiers for high-frequency applications in which the signal is small and the amplifier circuit is linear. An in-depth discussion of linear network theory provides the foundation needed to develop actual designs. Examples throughout the book will show you how to apply the knowledge gained in each chapter leading to the complex design of low noise amplifiers. Many exercises at the end of each chapter will help students to practice their skills. The solutions to these design problems are available in an accompanying solutions book

  11. A Evaluation of Critical Bandwidth Using Digitally Processed Speech.

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    Celmer, Robert Daniel

    Existing literature suggests that the hearing mechanism deals with incoming speech material by filtering the signals into a series of frequency bands. The width of these bands has been referred to as the critical band, that is, the perceptual frequency bandwidth observed in a variety of psychoacoustic contexts. Digital processing techniques have been developed for altering available recorded speech materials so that the frequency resolution available in the resultant stimuli may be controlled. Tapes have been produced wherein the frequency bandwidth resolution is limited to no better than one critical band and these tapes have been used in intelligibility testing. Some existing research indicates that the critical band is significantly widened in many individuals with sensorineural hearing loss of cochlear etiology. The digital processing routines described above were also used in developing tape recorded materials with bandwidth resolution limits considerably wider than the normal critical band. The bandwidths chosen for this stage of the digital processing were based on empirical observations of the critical band of sensorineural hearing impaired patients. These recordings were also used in intelligibility testing with normal listeners. The critical bandwidth of both normal and sensorineural hearing impaired listeners has been measured by an independent technique. Tapes have been produced wherein a complex of tones vary with time from a sub-critical to a supra -critical bandwidth. The bandwidth at which a perceptual change in the test signal occurred was recorded as that listener's critical bandwidth. The results of this independent critical bandwidth test were found to be correlated to the results of the digitally processed speech discrimination test. Implications of these studies for the clinical measurement of speech intelligibility are discussed.

  12. Energy efficiency in elastic-bandwidth optical networks

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    Vizcaino, Jorge Lopez; Ye, Yabin

    2011-01-01

    The forecasted growth in the Internet traffic has made the operators and industry to be concerned about the power consumption of the networks, and to become interested in alternatives to plan and operate the networks in a more energy efficient manner. The introduction of OFDM, and its property of elastic bandwidth allocation, opens new horizons in the operation of optical networks. In this paper, we compare the network planning problem in an elastic bandwidth CO-OFDM-based network and a fixed-grid WDM network. We highlight the benefits that bandwidth elasticity and the selection of different modulation formats offer in terms of energy efficiency.

  13. Large bandwidth RGC transimpedance preamplifier design in SCA

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    A Large Bandwidth RGC Transimpedance Preamplifier is designed for amplifying the high-fidelity timing signal in Switch Capacitance Array chip application. This amplifier have characteristics of low input impedance, large bandwidth, high transimpedance. It will be made under TSMC 0.25?m CMOS technology, and the supply voltage is single 2.5 V. Simulation results indicate: the transimpedance is 5000 ohm, -3dB BW is 953 MHz, and the detector output capacitance have litter effect on the bandwidth in some range. (authors)

  14. A NOVEL µ-NEGATIVE METAMATERIAL WITH ENHANCED REJECTION BANDWIDTH

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    Haider Raad

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a novel planar µ-Negative (MNG metamaterial structure based on Split Ring Resonators (SRRs with improved rejection bandwidth is presented. A bridging technique is used to connect two SRR unit cells at the center to emulate a cascaded filter. The proposed structure achieved a -20 dB rejection bandwidth of 15.5% compared to 4.5% for the conventional SRRs which makes it a good candidate for integration with antennas and RF circuits that require large operational bandwidth.

  15. Radio-frequency small-signal model of hetero-gate-dielectric p-n-p-n tunneling field-effect transistor including charge conservation capacitance and substrate parameters

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    Marjani, Saeid; Hosseini, Seyed Ebrahim

    2015-09-01

    This paper presents a radio-frequency (RF) small-signal model for the hetero-gate-dielectric p-n-p-n tunnel field-effect transistor (HG p-n-p-n TFET) that includes the charge conservation capacitance and the substrate parameters. The HG p-n-p-n TFET is evaluated in terms of various RF parameters, including the cut-off frequency, the maximum oscillation frequency, capacitances, resistances, conductances, and transport time delay. The extracted small-signal parameters and RF performance values are compared with those of the low-? p-n-p-n TFET. A nonquasistatic RF small-signal model has been used along with SPICE simulations and small-signal parameters that were extracted from the simulated device Y-parameters to simulate the HG p-n-p-n TFET. It is confirmed using the Y-parameters and the extracted parameters that this model with the extracted charge conservation capacitance and substrate parameters is valid in the high frequency range up to 100 GHz. In addition, it is shown that a significant circuit performance error may be introduced if the charge conservation capacitance and the substrate parameters are not considered appropriately.

  16. High bandwidth deflection readout for atomic force microscopes

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    Steininger, Juergen; Bibl, Matthias; Yoo, Han Woong; Schitter, Georg

    2015-10-01

    This contribution presents the systematic design of a high bandwidth deflection readout mechanism for atomic force microscopes. The widely used optical beam deflection method is revised by adding a focusing lens between the cantilever and the quadrant photodetector (QPD). This allows the utilization of QPDs with a small active area resulting in an increased detection bandwidth due to the reduced junction capacitance. Furthermore the additional lens can compensate a cross talk between a compensating z-movement of the cantilever and the deflection readout. Scaling effects are analyzed to get the optimal spot size for the given geometry of the QPD. The laser power is tuned to maximize the signal to noise ratio without limiting the bandwidth by local saturation effects. The systematic approach results in a measured -3 dB detection bandwidth of 64.5 MHz at a deflection noise density of 62 fm / ?{ Hz } .

  17. Napter Was Just the Start of the Bandwidth Invasion.

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    Carlson, Scott

    2001-01-01

    Colleges are finding that, regardless of the court rulings against Napster, file-sharing services remain popular with students and problematic to campus networks because of the demand placed on bandwidth by music and video files. (EV)

  18. Bandwidth allocation and pricing problem for a duopoly market

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    You Peng-Sheng

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This research discusses the Internet service provider (ISP bandwidth allocation and pricing problems for a duopoly bandwidth market with two competitive ISPs. According to the contracts between Internet subscribers and ISPs, Internet subscribers can enjoy their services up to their contracted bandwidth limits. However, in reality, many subscribers may experience the facts that their on-line requests are denied or their connection speeds are far below their contracted speed limits. One of the reasons is that ISPs accept too many subscribers as their subscribers. To avoid this problem, ISPs can set limits for their subscribers to enhance their service qualities. This paper develops constrained nonlinear programming to deal with this problem for two competitive ISPs. The condition for reaching the equilibrium between the two competitive firms is derived. The market equilibrium price and bandwidth resource allocations are derived as closed form solutions.

  19. MULTILAYER MICROSTRIP ANTENNA QUALITY FACTOR OPTIMIZATION FOR BANDWIDTH ENHANCEMENT

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    M.C. SRIVASTAVA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The impedance bandwidth, one of the important characteristics of microstrip patch antennas, can be significantly improved by using a multilayer dielectric configuration. In this paper the focus is on bandwidth enhancement technique of a multilayer patch antenna for X-band applications. In order to enhance the bandwidth, antenna losses are contained by controlling those quality factors which can have a significant impact on the bandwidth for a given permittivity and thickness of the substrate. This has been achieved by conformal transformation of the multidielectric microstrip antenna. For the ease of analysis Wheelers transformation is used to map the complex permittivity of a multilayer substrate to a single layer. Method of Moments and Finite Difference Time Domain approaches are used for the computation of results.

  20. Available Bandwidth Estimation Strategy Based on the Network Allocation Vector

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    Hongtao Liu

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Available bandwidth is of great importance to network Quality of Service assurance, network load balancing, streaming media rate control, routing, and congestion control, etc.. In this paper, the available bandwidth estimation strategy based on the Network Allocation Vector for Wireless Sensor Networks is proposed. According to the size of the average contention window, network nodes predict the probability of collision in process of frame transmission, and then estimate the number of retransmission. Through the collection of Hello packets periodically sent by neighbors, nodes obtain their Network Allocation Vector, and then estimate the available bandwidth. The simulation results show that the strategy is simple and effective, can accurately estimate the collision of data frames as well as the available bandwidth of Wireless Sensor Networks.

  1. Modulator-Based, High Bandwidth Optical Links for HEP Experiments

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    Underwood, D.G.(Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439, USA); Drake, G.; Fernando, W. S.; Stanek, R.W.

    2012-01-01

    As a concern with the reliability, bandwidth and mass of future optical links in LHC experiments, we are investigating CW lasers and light modulators as an alternative to VCSELs. These links will be particularly useful if they utilize light modulators which are very small, low power, high bandwidth, and are very radiation hard. We have constructed a test system with 3 such links, each operating at 10 Gb/s. We present the quality of these links (jitter, rise and fall time, BE...

  2. Opportunities for Bandwidth Adaptation in Microsoft Office Documents

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    Lara, E.; Wallach, D.S.; Zwaenepoel, W.

    2000-01-01

    Microsoft Office, the most popular office productivity suite, produces large documents that can result in long download latencies for platforms with limited bandwidth. To reduce latency and improve the user's experience, these documents need to be adapted for transmission on a limited-bandwidth network. To identify opportunities for adaptation, we characterize documents created by three popular applications from the Microsoft Office suite: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Our study encompasses o...

  3. Robust, low-bandwidth, multi-vehicle mapping

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    Reece, S.; Roberts, S.

    2005-01-01

    This paper addresses the problem of decentralised simultaneous localisation and map building for a team of agents where the communication bandwidth is limited. We present an extension to current approaches that enables multiple vehicles to acquire a joint map, but which can cope with communication bandwidth limitations. Nettleton's approach uses a hybrid information filter/Covariance Intersection algorithm on each communication link to manage the inter-vehicle communication and ensure that in...

  4. Variable Neighborhood Search for solving Bandwidth Coloring Problem

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    Matic, Dragan; Kratica, Jozef; Filipovic, Vladimir

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a variable neighborhood search (VNS) algorithm for solving bandwidth coloring problem (BCP) and bandwidth multicoloring problem (BMCP). BCP and BMCP are generalizations of the well known vertex coloring problem and they are of a great interest from both theoretical and practical points of view. Presented VNS combines a shaking procedure which perturbs the colors for an increasing number of vertices and a specific variable neighborhood descent (VND) proced...

  5. Performance Investigation of Virtual Private Networks with Different Bandwidth Allocations

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    Ramaswamy Muthiah; Mahalakshmi Chidambara Natarajan; Alamelu Nachiappan

    2010-01-01

    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides private network connections over a publicly accessible shared network. The effective allocation of bandwidth for VPNs assumes significance in the present scenario due to varied traffic. Each VPN endpoint specifies bounds on the total amount of traffic that it is likely to send or receive at any time. The network provider tailors the VPN so that there is sufficient bandwidth for any traffic matrix that is consistent with these bounds. ...

  6. A Real-Time Measurement Algorithm for Available Bandwidth

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    Yin, Yi; Wu, Weidong

    2009-01-01

    Available bandwidth estimation is useful for route selection in overlay networks, QoS, and traffic engineer-ing. Many measurement algorithms, such as Pathload, Pathchar, and Packet Transmission Rate (PTR) method, etc. have been proposed. PTR method sends a sequence of packet trains to characterize the interac-tion between probing packets and the competing traffic, and uses the average rate of the packet train as an estimate of the available bandwidth. However, this PTR algorithm does not full...

  7. Review of high bandwidth fiber optics radiation sensors

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    This paper summarizes the use of fiber optics or guided optical systems for radiation sensors. It is limited a passive systems wherein electrical is not required at the sensor location. However, electrically powered light sources, receivers and/or recorders may still be required for detection and data storage in sensor system operation. This paper emphasizes sensor technologies that permit high bandwidth measurements of transient radiation levels, and will also discuss several low bandwidth applications. 60 refs

  8. Available Bandwidth Estimation Strategy Based on the Network Allocation Vector

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    Hongtao Liu; Lianglun Cheng

    2012-01-01

    Available bandwidth is of great importance to network Quality of Service assurance, network load balancing, streaming media rate control, routing, and congestion control, etc.. In this paper, the available bandwidth estimation strategy based on the Network Allocation Vector for Wireless Sensor Networks is proposed. According to the size of the average contention window, network nodes predict the probability of collision in process of frame transmission, and then estimate the number of retrans...

  9. Bandwidth-Aware AODV based Routing Protocol in MANETs

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    Richa Jain#1 , Chetan Kumar#2, Pankaj Jain

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A wireless ad hoc network is a collection of mobile nodes that dynamically form a temporary network and communicate with each other without any physical networking infrastructure . Many real time applications have quality of Service (QoS requirements like bandwidth, end-to-end delay and jitter. So,to support these applications it is important to have QoS mechanism. In this paper we propose a bandwidth-aware routing protocol, which is based on the reactive ad-hoc distance vector (AODV routing protocol therefore we named it BAAODV protocol. In this Protocol, we include one of the important issue of ad hoc networks which is the bandwidth where the bandwidth-aware route discovery process discover a route in which each intermediate node has bandwidth greater than the required bandwidth. We compare our proposed bandwidthaware AODV routing (BA-AODV protocol to the existing traditional AODV routing protocol. The simulation results show the effectiveness and correctness of our proposed method in terms of increased network load in the scenarios consisting of mobile nodes as well as static nodes.

  10. Impact of Wind Power Plants with Full Converter Wind Turbines on Power System Small-Signal Stability : Inherent Characteristics and Potential for Power Oscillation Damping Control

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    Knüppel, Thyge

    2012-01-01

    Wind power is being developed in power systems all around the world, and already today wind power covers more than 20 % of the electricity consumption in some countries. As the size of each wind power plant (WPP) increases and as the levels of penetration reaches certain magnitudes, the inclusion of the dynamic properties of the WPPs in the power system stability studies become important. The work presented in this report deal with the impact of WPPs based on full converter wind turbines (WTs) on the power system small-signal rotor angle stability. During small disturbances in the power system, the rotor speed of the synchronous machines will eventually return to its steady state if the power system is small-signal stable. The dynamic properties of a WPP are fundamentally dierent from those of a synchronous machine, and the interaction of WPPs with the synchronous machines in power system oscillations has not yet been fully claried. The participation of the WPP in the power system oscillations was investigated for a number of WPP penetration levels and for dierent WPP modes of operation. It was generally found that the inter-area modes were largely unaected by the WPP penetration level and mode of operation. The participation of the WT mechanical system in the inter-area modes were found to be orders of magnitudes smaller than the participation of the synchronous generators. The reactive power controller of the WPP and the WT were found have the highest participation among the WPP and WT states. WPPs based on converter interfaced WTs oer a high degree of controllability due to the rapid response of the converter and the ability to control both the active and the reactive power output. During this project, it has been explored how these properties could be utilized to actively contribute to the modal damping of weakly damped power oscillations through WPP power oscillation damping control (POD). Emphasis has been put on WPP level PODs due to its simplicity as compared to individual WT PODs, and since this oers a single point of access if the operation of the POD is to be controlled by a wide-area measurement system. The ndings encourage that a WPP level POD is feasible, since the WTs in a 150 WT WPP required very similar control signals to optimally contribute to an increased modal damping, and since time domain simulations showed that the interaction between the WTs did not adversely eect the ability of the WTs to generate an aligned WPP response. The theoretical ndings are supported with eld test results on a small 13 WT WPP that has been subject to open-loop tests of both active and reactive power modulations in the frequency range of 0:1 to 1:0 Hz. With the eld tests it has been shown that it was possible to control the WTs to deliver a common WPP response that was consistent in both frequency and phase. This was achieved for both active and reactive power modulation.

  11. A novel dynamic bandwidth allocation scheme in EPONs

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    Chen, Hong; Jin, Depeng; Zeng, Lieguang

    2005-11-01

    EPONs use a point-to-multipoint topology, in which multiple optical network units (ONUs) share one uplink channel to transmit multimedia traffic to a control element, the optical line terminal (OLT). Hence, to avoid data collision on the shared uplink, ensure a contention-free transmission and so on, medium access control arbitration mechanisms are essential for the successful implementation of EPONs. In this paper, a novel dynamic bandwidth allocation algorithm, the Integrated Two Classes Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (ITCDBA), is put forward, in which the multipoint control protocol is used defined in the IEEE802.3ah standard. ITCDBA is a hierarchical allocation scheme which dynamically allocates bandwidth according to the instantaneous demands of ONUs, supporting inter-ONU priority scheduling as well as intra-ONU priority scheduling. The simulation result shows that the system throughput of EPON is improved with ITCDBA scheme and the drop rate of the traffic with the highest priority is lower than that with Two-layer bandwidth allocation (TLBA) scheme [11]. In a word, ITCDBA not only can allocate bandwidths between end users effectively and fairly, but also can support differentiated services. Besides, the system performance of EPONs with ITCDBA scheme is improved.

  12. Energy and Bandwidth Constrained QoS Enabled Routing for MANETs

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    N.Sumathi; c. P. Sumathi

    2013-01-01

    Mobile adhoc networks are rapid deployable self organizing networks. Their key characteristics aredynamic topology, high node mobility, low channel bandwidth and limited battery power. Hence, it isnecessary to minimize bandwidth and energy consumption. To transmit packets, available bandwidth isknown along the route from sender to receiver. Thus, bandwidth estimation is the main metric to supportQuality of Service (QoS). This work focuses on improving the accuracy of available bandwidth andin...

  13. Effect of backing layer composition on ultrasonic probe bandwidth

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    Backing layer of an ultrasonic probe plays an important role in determining the characteristic of waves that is produced. Previous study has showed that the composition of backing layer determines the sensitivity and signal to noise ratio. In this paper, the relationship between backing layer composition and bandwidth of probes will be discussed. The probes fabricated are 2 MHz and 5 MHz using Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) with Alumina as wear plate. Backing layer is a mixture of tungsten powder 100 ?m and slow setting epoxy at a ratio of 4:1 and 8:1 by weight. The bandwidth of fabricated probes is measured using Wayne-Kerr impedance analyser. From the results, it is found that the composition of backing layer effects the bandwidth of ultrasonic probes. (author)

  14. Gain-switched all-fiber laser with narrow bandwidth

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    Larsen, Casper; Giesberts, M.

    2013-01-01

    Gain-switching of a CW fiber laser is a simple and cost-effective approach to generate pulses using an all-fiber system. We report on the construction of a narrow bandwidth (below 0.1 nm) gain-switched fiber laser and optimize the pulse energy and pulse duration under this constraint. The extracted pulse energy is 20 ?J in a duration of 135 ns at 7 kHz. The bandwidth increases for a higher pump pulse energy and repetition rate, and this sets the limit of the output pulse energy. A single power amplifier is added to raise the peak power to the kW-level and the pulse energy to 230 ?J while keeping the bandwidth below 0.1 nm. This allows frequency doubling in a periodically poled lithium tantalate crystal with a reasonable conversion efficiency.

  15. [Tumor segmentation of brain MRI with adaptive bandwidth mean shift].

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    Hou, Xiaowen; Liu, Qi

    2014-10-01

    In order to get the adaptive bandwidth of mean shift to make the tumor segmentation of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to be more accurate, we in this paper present an advanced mean shift method. Firstly, we made use of the space characteristics of brain image to eliminate the impact on segmentation of skull; and then, based on the characteristics of spatial agglomeration of different tissues of brain (includes tumor), we applied edge points to get the optimal initial mean value and the respectively adaptive bandwidth, in order to improve the accuracy of tumor segmentation. The results of experiment showed that, contrast to the fixed bandwidth mean shift method, the method in this paper could segment the tumor more accurately. PMID:25764711

  16. Bandwidth of adaptive optics system in atmospheric coherent laser communication

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    Li, Jiawei; Zhang, Zhen; Gao, Jianqiu; Sun, Jianfeng; Chen, Weibiao

    2016-01-01

    The bit-error-rate performance of free space optical communication systems with binary phase shift keying modulation and coherent homodyne detection is performed. Besides the turbulence-induced wave-front phase error and the amplitude fluctuation, the servo bandwidth of adaptive optics system is investigated. It is shown that Greenwood frequency is large enough for the servo bandwidth of adaptive optics system when the detected photons per bit are more than 100. However, if the photons per bit are less than 70, the Greenwood frequency is only sufficient for weak scintillation. We should increase the servo bandwidth to almost twice the value of Greenwood frequency at least in order to obtain an acceptable BER performance when the scintillation index is larger than 0.7. In addition, we also investigate the aperture averaging effects when the receiving aperture is larger than the coherent length.

  17. A novel dynamic wavelength bandwidth allocation scheme over OFDMA PONs

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    Yan, Bo; Guo, Wei; Jin, Yaohui; Hu, Weisheng

    2011-12-01

    With rapid growth of Internet applications, supporting differentiated service and enlarging system capacity have been new tasks for next generation access system. In recent years, research in OFDMA Passive Optical Networks (PON) has experienced extraordinary development as for its large capacity and flexibility in scheduling. Although much work has been done to solve hardware layer obstacles for OFDMA PON, scheduling algorithm on OFDMA PON system is still under primary discussion. In order to support QoS service on OFDMA PON system, a novel dynamic wavelength bandwidth allocation (DWBA) algorithm is proposed in this paper. Per-stream QoS service is supported in this algorithm. Through simulation, we proved our bandwidth allocation algorithm performs better in bandwidth utilization and differentiate service support.

  18. Bandwidth analysis of all-optical turbo-switch

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    Zhou, Peng; Yang, Xuelin; Hu, Xiaonan; Hu, Weisheng

    2015-01-01

    We propose and develop a frequency-domain model to analyze the bandwidth of all-optical turbo-switch. The model has taken the spatial inhomogeneity of semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) into consideration for the first time. The simulations based on the model show that the 3-dB bandwidth of turbo-switch could reach up to ~270 GHz when the second SOA is oversaturated. However, the overshoot will be higher, which may result in the distortion of the output signal. There is a trade-off between the bandwidth and the flatness of frequency response characteristics for turbo-switch operation. In addition, the optimum position of the delay-interferometer (DI) is investigated, showing that the level of the overshoot is relatively lower if the DI is placed between the two SOAs.

  19. PRIORITY BASED BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

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    Mary Cherian

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Most of the sensor network applications need real time communication and the need for deadline aware real time communication is becoming eminent in these applications. These applications have different dead line requirements also. The real time applications of wireless sensor networks are bandwidth sensitive and need higher share of bandwidth for higher priority data to meet the dead line requirements. In this paper we focus on the MAC layer modifications to meet the real time requirements of different priority data. Bandwidth partitioning among different priority transmissions is implemented through MAC layer modifications. The MAC layer implements a queuing model that supports lower transfer rate for lower priority packets and higher transfer rate for real time packets with higher priority, minimizing the end to end delay. The performance of the algorithm is evaluated with varying node distribution.

  20. A Study of Bandwidth Measurement Technique in Wireless Mesh Networks

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    Ajeet Kumar Singh

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Wireless mesh networks (WMNs have been proposed as a key technology for next generation wireless networking to provide last-mile broadband access. H ere we have given our observation and study for end to-end bandwidth estimation in WMNs. End-to-end Ban dwidth Estimation is an important metric for network management and monitoring. It can also impr ove the effectiveness of congestion control mechanism, audio/video stream adoration and dynamic overlay. In recent years, many techniques have been developed for bandwidth estimation in the wire d as well as the last-hop wireless networks, but th ey under-perform in WMNs. We investigate attributes th at can affect the bandwidth estimation in WNMs; we found existing techniques do not consider the effec t of attributes like CSMA/CA-based contending traff ic and high interference interference that leads to th e error full estimation.

  1. Performance Investigation of Virtual Private Networks with Different Bandwidth Allocations

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    Natarajan, Mahalakshmi Chidambara; Nachiappan, Alamelu

    2010-01-01

    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides private network connections over a publicly accessible shared network. The effective allocation of bandwidth for VPNs assumes significance in the present scenario due to varied traffic. Each VPN endpoint specifies bounds on the total amount of traffic that it is likely to send or receive at any time. The network provider tailors the VPN so that there is sufficient bandwidth for any traffic matrix that is consistent with these bounds. The approach incorporates the use of Ad-hoc On demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol, with a view to accomplish an enhancement in the performance of the mobile networks. The NS2 based simulation results are evaluated in terms of its metrics for different bandwidth allocations, besides analyzing its performance in the event of exigencies such as link failures. The results highlight the suitability of the proposed strategy in the context of real time applications.

  2. Enhancement of bandwidth of planar microstrip antenna with meta materials

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    Ahmed Al-Shaheen

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present a planar left-handed material pattern on the rectangular patch antenna mounted on the substrate is designed to enhance its horizontal radiation as well as to broaden its working bandwidth. The parametric study is done to study the effect of the ground plane slots width of 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 mm respectively on the return loss and bandwidth enhancement, the best value of g is 0.4 mm. Enhancement in the bandwidth is achieved by introducing the meta material phenomena instead of the single patch antenna is about 19.2 times with g = 0.4 mm.

  3. Maximizing Communication Quality with Bandwidth Guarantees in Wireless Mesh Networks

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    Mohammed Abdul Majeed

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Wireless Mesh Network (WMN helps remote areas to gain access to Internet. There might be number of paths to gain access to Internet. Finding a path with maximum bandwidth is the problem to be addressed. Many solutions towards this came into existence. Recently Hou et al. presented a new path weight approach to capture in order to obtain path bandwidth information. In wireless networks the solution is not easier when compared to its wired counterpart. They used consistency property with respect to path weight to know the best that maximizes bandwidth consistently. In this paper we implement this strategy in WMN. We built a prototype, a simulator, application which demonstrates the proof of concept. The empirical results revealed that our approach is effective and outperforms existing path metrics.

  4. An octave-bandwidth negligible-loss radiofrequency metamaterial.

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    Lier, Erik; Werner, Douglas H; Scarborough, Clinton P; Wu, Qi; Bossard, Jeremy A

    2011-03-01

    Metamaterials provide an unprecedented ability to manipulate electromagnetic waves and are an enabling technology for new devices ranging from flat lenses that focus light beyond the diffraction limit to coatings capable of cloaking an object. Nevertheless, narrow bandwidths and high intrinsic losses arising from the resonant properties of metamaterials have raised doubts about their usefulness. New design approaches seek to turn the perceived disadvantages of dispersion into assets that enhance a device's performance. Here we employ dispersion engineering of metamaterial properties to enable specific device performance over usable bandwidths. In particular, we design metamaterials that considerably improve conventional horn antennas over greater than an octave bandwidth with negligible loss and advance the state of the art in the process. Fabrication and measurement of a metahorn confirm its broadband, low-loss performance. This example illustrates the power of clever implementation combined with dispersion engineering to bring metamaterials into their full potential for revolutionizing practical devices. PMID:21278741

  5. An octave-bandwidth negligible-loss radiofrequency metamaterial

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    Lier, Erik; Werner, Douglas H.; Scarborough, Clinton P.; Wu, Qi; Bossard, Jeremy A.

    2011-03-01

    Metamaterials provide an unprecedented ability to manipulate electromagnetic waves and are an enabling technology for new devices ranging from flat lenses that focus light beyond the diffraction limit to coatings capable of cloaking an object. Nevertheless, narrow bandwidths and high intrinsic losses arising from the resonant properties of metamaterials have raised doubts about their usefulness. New design approaches seek to turn the perceived disadvantages of dispersion into assets that enhance a device’s performance. Here we employ dispersion engineering of metamaterial properties to enable specific device performance over usable bandwidths. In particular, we design metamaterials that considerably improve conventional horn antennas over greater than an octave bandwidth with negligible loss and advance the state of the art in the process. Fabrication and measurement of a metahorn confirm its broadband, low-loss performance. This example illustrates the power of clever implementation combined with dispersion engineering to bring metamaterials into their full potential for revolutionizing practical devices.

  6. Performance Investigation of Virtual Private Networks with Different Bandwidth Allocations

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    Ramaswamy Muthiah

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A Virtual Private Network (VPN provides private network connections over a publicly accessible shared network. The effective allocation of bandwidth for VPNs assumes significance in the present scenario due to varied traffic. Each VPN endpoint specifies bounds on the total amount of traffic that it is likely to send or receive at any time. The network provider tailors the VPN so that there is sufficient bandwidth for any traffic matrix that is consistent with these bounds. The approach incorporates the use of Ad-hoc On demand Distance Vector (AODV protocol, with a view to accomplish an enhancement in the performance of the mobile networks. The NS2 based simulation results are evaluated in terms of its metrics for different bandwidth allocations, besides analyzing its performance in the event of exigencies such as link failures. The results highlight the suitability of the proposed strategy in the context of real time applications.

  7. Fiber communications using convolutional coding and bandwidth-efficient modulation

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    Wuth, Torsten; Agrell, Erik; Karlsson, Magnus; Sköld, Mats

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we evaluate numerically the advantage of combining convolutional coding and bandwidth-efficient modulation. We compare different multilevel modulation formats, line codes, and hard/soft decision decoding. Compared with DPSK modulation (with the same bandwidth and information transmission rate), an improvement of almost 5 dB is observed for bit error rates around 10-8. We also study the robustness to intersymbol interference in the form of chromatic dispersion, and find that the improvement of the coded transmission lines improves over the uncoded even in presence of chromatic dispersion.

  8. Energy efficiency in elastic-bandwidth optical networks

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    Vizcaino, Jorge Lopez; Ye, Yabin; Tafur Monroy, Idelfonso

    2011-01-01

    The forecasted growth in the Internet traffic has made the operators and industry to be concerned about the power consumption of the networks, and to become interested in alternatives to plan and operate the networks in a more energy efficient manner. The introduction of OFDM, and its property of elastic bandwidth allocation, opens new horizons in the operation of optical networks. In this paper, we compare the network planning problem in an elastic bandwidth CO-OFDM-based network and a fixed-gr...

  9. Bandwidth Enhancement of Probe Fed Microstrip Patch Antenna

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    Parminder Singh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Microstrip patch antenna becomes verypopular day by day because of its ease of analysis andfabrication, low cost, light weight, easy to feed and theirattractive radiation characteristics. Although patchantenna has numerous advantages, it has also somedrawbacks such as restricted bandwidth, and a potentialdecrease in radiation pattern. Different techniques forbandwidth enhancement of conventional rectangularmicrostrip antenna are proposed in this paper. Byincreasing the height of patch , increasing the substratethickness and decreasing the permittivity of substrate the%bandwidth is increased. HFSS Software is used for thesimulation and design calculation of microstrip patchantenna. The return loss, vswr curve, directivity and gainare evaluated.

  10. TDX: A high-bandwidth crossbar-switched communication paradigm

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    Pierce, P.E.; Eilers, D.L.; Schreiber, A.L.

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    Digital signal processing systems under development today require scalable and reconfigurable high bandwidth communication resources between processing elements. Shared memory architectures require the ability to transfer data from one processor node to another, as well as maintaining data coherency such as provided by the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI). Signal processing systems that must move large amounts of data between processor nodes, are best served by a communication system that allows reconfigurable streams of data to flow at deterministic rates with minimal overhead. A Time Domain Crossbar (TDX) communication system providing scalable, programmable, high-bandwidth, streaming communication has been developed and is described in this paper.

  11. Water and lipid separation using limited radio frequency pulse bandwidth

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    A new method for separating the spatial components of water and lipid in MR imaging is presented. The method entails the use of a limited radiofrequency (RF) pulse bandwidth together with either two-dimensional or three-dimensional scan sequences. The spectral components of water and lipid are separated by 3.5 ppm, e.g., 300 Hz for a 2-T magnet. For any linear magnetic field gradient and selective RF pulse with a bandwidth that is smaller than 3.5 ppm, the excited spins of proton in water and protons in lipid will be located in two separate and parallel sections along the field gradient axis

  12. Qualitative properties of ?-fair policies in bandwidth-sharing networks

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    Zhong, Y.; Shah, Devavrat; Tsitsiklis, John N.

    2012-01-01

    We consider a flow-level model of a network operating under an ?-fair bandwidth sharing policy (with ? > 0) proposed by Roberts and Massoulié [Telecomunication Systems 15 (2000) 185–201]. This is a probabilistic model that captures the long-term aspects of bandwidth sharing between users or flows in a communication network. We study the transient properties as well as the steady-state distribution of the model. In particular, for ? ? 1, we obtain bounds on the maximum number of flows in th...

  13. Systems with selective overflow and change of bandwidth

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    Iversen, Villy Bæk

    2012-01-01

    We consider a loss system with n channels and a finite or infinite overflow group, which is offered N different services, all having Poisson arrival processes. All calls have same bandwidth demand and mean service time, but the mean service time may be different on the primary group and the overflow group, corresponding to data traffic with different bandwidth allocation on primary (micro-cell = femto-cell) and overflow group (macro-cell = LTE-cell). Then using a result of Wallström we can calcu...

  14. Bandwidth effects in Brillouin scattering from inhomogeneous plasma

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    Convective Brillouin amplification in inhomogeneous, drifting plasmas is discussed. The bandwidth of the amplifier is a function of both wave damping and plasma inhomogeneity. For any given plasma model and source spectrum, the final amplified spectrum can be constructed, including the effects of inhomogeneity, drift, damping, and gain narrowing. Conversely, the shape of observed spectra of Brillouin scattering can be used to obtain information about conditions in the underdense plasma corona if it can be assumed that amplification is high enough that the final spectral bandwidth is amplifier dominated

  15. Improving Bandwidth Efficiency in E-band Communication Systems

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    Mehrpouyan, Hani; Khanzadi, M. Reza; Matthaiou, Michail; Akbar M. Sayeed; Schober, Robert; Hua, Yingbo

    2013-01-01

    The allocation of a large amount of bandwidth by regulating bodies in the 70/80 GHz band, i.e., the E-band, has opened up new potentials and challenges for providing affordable and reliable Gigabit per second wireless point-to-point links. This article first reviews the available bandwidth and licensing regulations in the E-band. Subsequently, different propagation models, e.g., the ITU-R and Cane models, are compared against measurement results and it is concluded that to m...

  16. A Preliminary Evaluation of Bandwidth Allocation Model Dynamic Switching

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    Rafael F. Reale

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Bandwidth Allocation Models (BAMs are used in order to define Bandwidth Constraints (BCs in a per-class basis for MPLS/DS-TE networks and effectively define how network resources like bandwidth are obtained and shared by applications. The BAMs proposed (MAM – Maximum Allocation Model, RDM – Russian Dolls Model, G-RDM – Generic RDM and AllocTC-Sharing attempt to optimize the use of bandwidth resources on a per-link basis with different allocation and resource sharing characteristics. As such, the adoption of distinct BAMs and/or changes in network resource demands (network traffic profile may result in different network traffic allocation and operational behavior for distinct BAMs. This paper evaluates the resulting network characteristics (li nk utilization, preemption and flows blocking of using BAMs dynamically with different traffic scenarios. In brief, it is investigated the dynamics of BAM switching with distinct traffic scenarios. The paper presents initially the investigated BAMs in relation to their behavior and resource allocation characteristics. Then, distinct BAMs are compared using different traffic scenarios in order to investigate the impact of a dynamic change of the BAM configured in the network. Finally, the paper shows that the adoption of a dynamic BAM allocation strategy may result in benefits for network operation in terms of link utilization, preemption and flows blocking.

  17. A Practical Approach For Excess Bandwidth Distribution for EPONs

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    Elrasad, Amr

    2014-03-09

    This paper introduces a novel approach called Delayed Excess Scheduling (DES), which practically reuse the excess bandwidth in EPONs system. DES is suitable for the industrial deployment as it requires no timing constraint and achieves better performance compared to the previously reported schemes.

  18. A New Bound on the Performance of the Bandwidth Puzzle

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    Zhang, Zhenghao

    2011-01-01

    A bandwidth puzzle was recently proposed to defend against colluding adversaries in peer-to-peer networks. The colluding adversaries do not do actual work but claim to have uploaded contents for each other to gain free credits from the system. The bandwidth puzzle guarantees that if the adversaries can solve the puzzle, they must have spent substantial bandwidth, the size of which is comparable to the size of the contents they claim to have uploaded for each other. Therefore, the puzzle discourages the collusion. In this paper, we study the performance of the bandwidth puzzle and give a lower bound on the average number of bits the adversaries must receive to be able to solve the puzzles with a certain probability. We show that our bound is tight in the sense that there exists a strategy to approach this lower bound asymptotically within a small factor. The new bound gives better security guarantees than the existing bound, and can be used to guide better choices of puzzle parameters to improve the system per...

  19. Evaluation of critical bandwidth using digitally processed speech

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    Celmer, R. D.

    1982-05-01

    Existing literature suggests that the hearing mechanism deals with incoming speech material by filtering the signals into a series of frequency bands. The width of these bands has been referred to as the critical band, that is, the perceptual frequency bandwidth observed in a variety of psychoacoustic contexts. Digital processing techniques have been developed for altering available recorded speech materials so that the frequency resolution available in the resultant stimuli may be controlled. Tapes have been produced wherein the frequency bandwidth resolution is limited to no better than one critical band and these tapes have been used in intelligibility testing. Some existing research indicates that the critical band is significantly widened in many individuals with sensorineural hearing loss of cochlear etiology. The digital processing routines described above were also used in developing tape recorded materials with bandwidth resolution limits considerably wider than the normal critical band. The bandwidths chosen for this stage of the digital processing were based on empirical observations of the critical band of sensorineural hearing impaired patients.

  20. High speed and wide bandwidth delta-sigma ADCs

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    Bolatkale, Muhammed; Makinwa, Kofi A A

    2014-01-01

    This book describes techniques for realizing wide bandwidth (125MHz) over-sampled analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in nanometer-CMOS processes.  The authors offer a clear and complete picture of system level challenges and practical design solutions in high-speed Delta-Sigma modulators.  Readers will be enabled to implement ADCs as continuous-time delta-sigma (CT??) modulators, offering simple resistive inputs, which do not require the use of power-hungry input buffers, as well as offering inherent anti-aliasing, which simplifies system integration. The authors focus on the design of high speed and wide-bandwidth ??Ms that make a step in bandwidth range which was previously only possible with Nyquist converters. More specifically, this book describes the stability, power efficiency, and linearity limits of ??Ms, aiming at a GHz sampling frequency.   • Provides overview of trends in Wide Bandwidth and High Dynamic Range analog-to-digital converters (ADCs); • Enables the design of a wide band...

  1. Space-bandwidth product of some deblurring filters

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    Hansche, B.D.

    1977-09-01

    We present an estimate of the space-bandwidth product of a filter of the form W (f) =H (f))/(H/sup 2/(f)+C (f)), which is often encountered in image processing. The estimate applies to blur functions H (f) which are similar to the linear motion blur in that they oscillate smoothly under a decreasing envelope.

  2. Space-bandwidth product of some deblurring filters.

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    Hansche, B D

    1977-09-01

    We present an estimate of the space-bandwidth product of a filter of the form W(f) = [H(f)]/[H(2)(f) + C(f)], which is often encountered in image processing. The estimate applies to blur functions H(f) which are similar to the linear motion blur in that they oscillate smoothly under a decreasing envelope. PMID:20168966

  3. Re-use of Low Bandwidth Equipment for High Bit Rate Transmission Using Signal Slicing Technique

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    Wagner, Christoph; Spolitis, S.

    : Massive fiber-to-the-home network deployment requires never ending equipment upgrades operating at higher bandwidth. We show effective signal slicing method, which can reuse low bandwidth opto-electronical components for optical communications at higher bit rates.

  4. A comparative study of new cross-validated bandwidth selectors for kernel density estimation

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    Mammen, Enno; Miranda, Maria Dolores Martinez; Nielsen, Jens Perch; Sperlich, Stefan

    2012-01-01

    Recent contributions to kernel smoothing show that the performance of cross-validated bandwidth selectors improve significantly from indirectness. Indirect crossvalidation first estimates the classical cross-validated bandwidth from a more rough and difficult smoothing problem than the original one and then rescales this indirect bandwidth to become a bandwidth of the original problem. The motivation for this approach comes from the observation that classical crossvalidation...

  5. Optimization of Inter-network Bandwidth Resources for Large-Scale Data Transmission

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    Mu Zhang

    2014-01-01

    In order to solve problems such as low resources utilization of data center backbone bandwidth and expensive daily expenses caused by the tidal effect in the transition of large-scale network data, the new optimization method of bandwidth resource for bulk data transfer is proposed. This method finishes the bulk data transfer by taking full advantage of the idle channel bandwidth. Firstly, the dynamic idle network bandwidth resource was switched into the static flow network; and then the max-...

  6. Bandwidth efficient block codes for M-ary PSK modulation

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    Lin, Shu

    1987-01-01

    A class of bandwidth efficient block codes for M-ary PSK modulation is presented. A soft-decision decoding for this class of codes is devised. Some specific short codes for Quad Phase Shift Key (QPSK), 8-PSK and 16-PSK modulations are constructed. These codes have good minimum squared Euclidean distances and provide 2 to 5.8 dB coding gains over uncoded QPSK modulation without (or with little) bandwidth expansion. The complete weight distributions of these specific codes are determined. Based on these weight distributions, their error probabilities are evaluated. Some of these codes have simple trellis structures and hence can be decoded by Viterbi decoding algorithm with relatively simple implementation. Moreover, the codes are very suitable for use as inner codes for various cascaded coding schemes with Reed-Solomon codes as outer codes.

  7. Wide-Bandwidth Digital Backend System for VLBI

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    Whitney, A. R.

    2007-07-01

    Modern digital electronics now allow the replacement of aging VLBI analog backend systems with fully digital systems to provide numerous benefits, including: 1) uniform, repeatable, predictable performance, 2) low cost, 3) increased flexibility, 4) easy expandability, 6) easy transportability, and 5) flexible and rapid implementation through use of modern FPGA devices. A first-generation Digital Backend (DBE) system, based on a polyphase-filter-bank approach that can process four 500 MHz-bandwidth IF signals, has been built (for exercised in real-world VLBI experiments at rates to 4 Gbps/station. Tests at 8 Gbps/station are planned. A second-generation DBE system to process four 1 GHz-bandwidth IFs is now in development in collaboration with UC Berkeley and National Radio Astronomy Observatory; the cost of this system is expected to <10K.

  8. Increasing the effective bandwidth of a laser-fusion driver

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    The absorption of narrow-band 1.06 ?m radiation by laser-fusion targets has been less than predicted by classical physics. Thus, early extrapolations of neutron yields and fuel densities that would be achieved as more powerful lasers come on-line have not been fully realized. However, recent experiments at KMS and GILM Ecole Polytechnique are encouraging in that they have shown agreement with theoretical predictions that laser/target interactions should improve at shorter laser wavelengths. More recently theoretical treatments have further suggested that energy absorption may improve if the laser bandwidth can be increased to several percent of the laser frequency. Preliminary experiments at KMS using a plasma filter to broaden the bandwidth tend to support these predictions, but the results are not yet conclusive

  9. The Bandwidths of a Matrix. A Survey of Algorithms

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    Mafteiu-Scai Liviu Octavian

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The bandwidth, average bandwidth, envelope, profile and antibandwidth of the matrices have been the subjects of study for at least 45 years. These problems have generated considerable interest over the years because of them practical relevance in areas like: solving the system of equations, finite element methods, circuit design, hypertext layout, chemical kinetics, numerical geophysics etc. In this paper a brief description of these problems are made in terms of their definitions, followed by a comparative study of them, using both approaches: matrix geometry and graph theory. Time evolution of the corresponding algorithms as well as a short description of them are made. The work also contains concrete real applications for which a large part of presented algorithms were developed.

  10. Graphene electro-optic modulator with 30?GHz bandwidth

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    Phare, Christopher T.; Daniel Lee, Yoon-Ho; Cardenas, Jaime; Lipson, Michal

    2015-08-01

    Graphene has generated exceptional interest as an optoelectronic material because its high carrier mobility and broadband absorption promise to make extremely fast and broadband electro-optic devices possible. Electro-optic graphene modulators previously reported, however, have been limited in bandwidth to a few gigahertz because of the large capacitance required to achieve reasonable voltage swings. Here, we demonstrate a graphene electro-optic modulator based on resonator loss modulation at critical coupling that shows drastically increased speed and efficiency. Our device operates with a 30?GHz bandwidth and with a state-of-the-art modulation efficiency of 15?dB per 10?V. We also show the first high-speed large-signal operation in a graphene modulator, paving the way for fast digital communications using this platform. The modulator uniquely uses silicon nitride waveguides, an otherwise completely passive material platform, with promising applications for ultra-low-loss broadband structures and nonlinear optics.

  11. Raman scheme for adjustable-bandwidth quantum memory

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    We propose a scenario of quantum memory for light based on Raman scattering. The storage medium is a vapor and the different spectral components of the input pulse are stored in different atomic velocity classes. One uses appropriate pulses to reverse the resulting Doppler phase shift and to regenerate the input pulse, without distortion, in the backward direction. The different stages of the protocol are detailed and the recovery efficiency is calculated in the semiclassical picture. Since the memory bandwidth is determined by the Raman transition Doppler width, it can be adjusted by changing the angle between the input pulse wave vector and the control beams. The optical depth also depends on the beam angle. As a consequence the available optical depth can be optimized depending on the needed bandwidth. The predicted recovery efficiency is close to 100% for large optical depth.

  12. High bandwidth on-chip silicon photonic interleaver.

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    Luo, Lian-Wee; Ibrahim, Salah; Nitkowski, Arthur; Ding, Zhi; Poitras, Carl B; Ben Yoo, S J; Lipson, Michal

    2010-10-25

    We demonstrate a 120 GHz 3-dB bandwidth on-chip silicon photonic interleaver with a flat passband over a broad spectral range of 70 nm. The structure of the interleaver is based on an asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) with 3 ring resonators coupled to the arms of the MZI. The transmission spectra of this device depict a rapid roll-off on the band edges, where the 20-dB bandwidth is measured to be 142 GHz. This device is optimized for operation in the C-band with a channel crosstalk as low as -20 dB. The device also has full reconfiguration capability to compensate for fabrication imperfections. PMID:21164649

  13. Bandwidth and Energy Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Ashish Talikoti, Jayashree A

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of sensor networks as one of thedominant technology trends in the coming decades has posednumerous problems regarding the Quality of Service (QoSparameter to researchers. These QoS parameters are oftenfound to be as limited resources. Hence to effectively utilizethese limited resources, we propose a technique to manage twoof the most basic QoS parameters of sensor networks, they arebandwidth and energy. We propose bandwidth management byimplementing rules that guide the data streams to a specificdata rate, so as to treat different data to its own credit. Tomanage energy we present GAF algorithm that effectivelyreduces energy consumption of the nodes keeping a constantlevel of routing fidelity. The simulation is run on NS-2.34 with35 nodes in total. The simulation results obtained show that thecombination of the both bandwidth and energy in managementperforms better than the existing protocols.

  14. BANDWIDTH ENHANCEMENT USING PARASITIC PATCH FOR KU BAND

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    Kalpesh B. Barad

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available - A design of microstrip patch antenna with prime focused of increasing bandwidth using various techniques of probe feed, parasitic patch around the main patch and two layer of substrate. The simulation process has been done using HFSS (High frequency Structural Simulator. In this paper, authors cover six aspect of microstrip antenna designs. The first is analysis of single element narrowband rectangular microstrip antenna which operates at central frequency of 14.3 GHz. The second/third aspect is design of two gap/direct coupled patch along main patch. The fourth/fifth aspect is analysis and design of four gap/direct coupled parasitic patch along main patch and in sixth aspect is analysis and design of two layer of substrate in parasitic patch design. The properties of antenna such as bandwidth, S parameter, VSWR, Gain has been investigated and compared

  15. Bandwidth and power efficient satellite TDMA demodulator and decoder

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    Ames, Stephen A.; Monte, Paul A.; Hoeber, Christopher F.; Chethik, Frank

    1988-01-01

    A proof-of-concept demodulator for TDMA applications requiring high total data rates composed of many low data rate users is proposed. High-spectrum efficiency is obtained via a bandwidth efficient combined modulation and coding system, and low TDMA overhead is obtained via a fast acquiring digital phase lock loop. The system employs a data rate of 200 Mb/s with a bit error rate of better than 5 x 10 to the -7th in the presence of adjacent channel interference 20 dB above the weakest user. The 8-PSK modulation combined with the rate 5/6 forward error correction coding results in a bandwidth efficiency of better than 2 bits/second per Hz.

  16. Long-pulse-width narrow-bandwidth solid state laser

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    Dane, C. Brent (Livermore, CA); Hackel, Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA)

    1997-01-01

    A long pulse laser system emits 500-1000 ns quasi-rectangular pulses at 527 nm with near diffraction-limited divergence and near transform-limited bandwidth. The system consists of one or more flashlamp-pumped Nd:glass zig-zag amplifiers, a very low threshold stimulated-Brillouin-scattering (SBS) phase conjugator system, and a free-running single frequency Nd:YLF master oscillator. Completely passive polarization switching provides eight amplifier gain passes. Multiple frequency output can be generated by using SBS cells having different pressures of a gaseous SBS medium or different SBS materials. This long pulse, low divergence, narrow-bandwidth, multi-frequency output laser system is ideally suited for use as an illuminator for long range speckle imaging applications. Because of its high average power and high beam quality, this system has application in any process which would benefit from a long pulse format, including material processing and medical applications.

  17. Power--bandwidth limitations of an optical resonance

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    Miller, Owen D; Anquillare, Emma; Joannopoulos, John D; Solja?i?, Marin; Johnson, Steven G

    2015-01-01

    We present shape-independent upper limits to the power--bandwidth product for a single resonance in an optical scatterer, with the bound depending only on the material susceptibility. We show that quasistatic metallic scatterers can nearly reach the limits, and we apply our approach to the problem of designing $N$ independent, subwavelength scatterers to achieve flat, broadband response even if they individually exhibit narrow resonant peaks.

  18. Introducing a Performance Model for Bandwidth-Limited Loop Kernels

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    Treibig, Jan; Hager, Georg

    2009-01-01

    We present a performance model for bandwidth limited loop kernels which is founded on the analysis of modern cache based microarchitectures. This model allows an accurate performance prediction and evaluation for existing instruction codes. It provides an in-depth understanding of how performance for different memory hierarchy levels is made up. The performance of raw memory load, store and copy operations and a stream vector triad are analyzed and benchmarked on three moder...

  19. Automated Controllers for Bandwidth Allocation in Network Virtualization

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    Seddiki, M. Said; Nefzi, Bilel; Song, Ye-Qiong; Frikha, Mounir

    2013-01-01

    The concept of network virtualization was introduced to facilitate flexible service deployment for the future Internet. This recent technology provides a powerful tool to run multiple logical networks on the same physical substrate defined as virtual networks (VNs). Each physical link is split into virtual links and each VN receives a fraction of the available capacity. Bandwidth allocation for multiple VMs aims at sharing the physical links among multiple VNs. It is a critical challenge for ...

  20. Forecasting international bandwidth capacity using linear and ANN methods

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    Madden, Gary G; Tan, Joachim

    2008-01-01

    An artificial neural network (ANN) can improve forecasts through pattern recognition of historical data. This article evaluates the reliability of ANN methods, as opposed to simple extrapolation techniques, to forecast Internet bandwidth index data that is bursty in nature. A simple feedforward ANN model is selected as a nonlinear alternative, as it is flexible enough to model complex linear or nonlinear relationships without any prior assumptions about the data generating process. These d...

  1. Ranging with ultrawide bandwidth signals in multipath environments

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    Dardari, Davide; Ferner, Ulric John; Conti, Andrea; Giorgetti, Andrea; Win, Moe Z.

    2008-01-01

    Over the coming decades, high-definition situationally-aware networks have the potential to create revolutionary applications in the social, scientific, commercial, and military sectors. Ultrawide bandwidth (UWB) technology is a viable candidate for enabling accurate localization capabilities through time-of-arrival (TOA)-based ranging techniques. These techniques exploit the fine delay resolution property of UWB signals by estimating the TOA of the first signal path. Exploiting the full capa...

  2. Frequency bandwidth of half-wave impedance repeater

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    Marek Dvorsky; Libor Michalek; Martin Tomis

    2012-01-01

    This article brings in the second part general information about half-wave impedance repeater. The third part describes the basic functional principles of the half-wave impedance repeater using Smith chart. The main attention is focused in part four on the derivation of repeater frequency bandwidth depending on characteristics and load impedance of unknown feeder line. Derived dependences are based on the elementary features of the feeder lines with specific length. The described functionalit...

  3. Effects of radiation on the bandwidth of graded index fibers

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    The influence of gamma radiation on the bandwidth of graded index fibers of four different manufacturers is measured at about 840 and 1,300 nm wavelength. Increase as well as decrease is observed, depending on fiber type and wavelength. Differential mode attenuation and mode delay measurements, as well as examination of light emission distribution at the fiber endface before and after irradiation are performed to explain the results

  4. Iterative Available Bandwidth Estimation for Mobile Transport Networks

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    Ubeda Castellanos, Carlos; López Villa, Dimas; Teyeb, Oumer Mohammed; Elling, Jan

    2007-01-01

    Available bandwidth estimation has lately been proposed to be used for end-to-end resource management in existing and emerging mobile communication systems, whose transport networks could end up being the bottleneck rather than the air interface. Algorithms for admission control, handover and adaptive QoS management could take into account such estimations, which may lead to an overall system performance improvement. This paper introduces two new iterative algorithms (Zoom and Adaptive pathChirp...

  5. Latency and Bandwidth Analysis of LTE for a Smart Grid

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    Xu, Yuzhe

    2011-01-01

    Smart grid has been proposed as an alternative to the traditional electricity grid recently thanks to its advantages of real time control on consumption demands. The latest wireless network, 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), is considered to be a promising solution to interconnecting the smart objects in a smart grid because LTE provides both low latency and large bandwidth. However, the theories and standards for deploying a smart grid are still under study. Furthermore, the performance of LTE...

  6. High Speed and Wide Bandwidth Delta-Sigma ADCs:

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    Bolatkale, M.

    2013-01-01

    This thesis describes the theory, design and implementation of a high-speed, high-performance continuous-time delta-sigma (CT??) ADC for applications such as medical imaging, high-definition video processing, and wireline and wireless communications. In order to achieve a GHz clocking speed, this thesis investigates excess loop delay compensation techniques at the system level which enable the design of a wide-bandwidth (BW), high-dynamic range (DR) CT?? modulator with good power-efficiency. ...

  7. Estimates of intensity, wavelength, and bandwidth scaling of Brillouin backscatter

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    A simple nonlinear, one-dimensional spherical Brillouin model adapted from kinetic simulations and Kruer's theory to a fluid code (LASNEX) is described. Laser absorption and Brillouin reflection are plotted for 0.26501316 W/cm2 on gold disks (pulse length of 1 nsec) and the calculated absorption compared to experiments. Kinetic simulations suggest methods of reducing Brillouin reflection, such as a wide bandwidth and multiline laser

  8. Bandwidth Efficient Hybrid Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Network

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    Dnyaneshwar, Mantri; Prasad, Neeli R.; Prasad, Ramjee

    2015-01-01

    Data collection and transmission are the fundamental operations of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). A key challenge in effective data collection and transmission is to schedule and synchronize the activities of the nodes with the global clock. This paper proposes the Bandwidth Efficient Hybrid Synchronization Data Aggregation Algorithm (BESDA) using spanning tree mechanism (SPT). It uses static sink and mobile nodes in the network. BESDA considers the synchronization of a local clock of node wit...

  9. Performance aspects of the adjustable bandwidth concept (ABC) predetection processor

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    Noga, Andrew J.

    2003-08-01

    There are a variety of domains in which signal channelization has proven to be useful, including the time, frequency, spatial and polarization domains. These partitioning techniques are necessary for the proper management and effective utilization of the overall channel resource. The term "multi-channel" is used to describe this partitioning of these domains. However, there are other "domains" in which channelization techniques can be employed. These include the coding domain (as in code-division multiple-access) and the less obvious steganographic domain. One can argue that these latter examples of domains lack the physical interpretation of their counterparts, or that they are each in fact a clever use of the standard domains. But from the view of the overall channel resource, very effective utilization and management tools can be developed, operated and described in these domains. In this paper, a technique is studied which is based upon a novel utilization of the signal bandwidth domain, for pre-processing prior to detection and parameter estimation. Experimental and theoretical results will be given for assessment of device performance. The studied technique is referred to as the Adjustable Bandwidth Concept (ABC) signal energy detector. When implemented digitally, this device is essentially a cepstral-based pre-processor for generating multiple channels for the analysis and detection of signal components of distinguishable bandwidths. The ABC device processes an input log-magnitude spectrogram and results in a multi-channel output. Each output channel contains information regarding the input spectrogram which is sorted or partitioned based on the bandwidth of signal components within the spectrogram. A primary application of such a device is as a pre-processing step prior to detection and estimation, for automated spectral survey and characterization.

  10. Managing high-bandwidth real-time data storage

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    Bigelow, David D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brandt, Scott A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bent, John M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chen, Hsing-Bung [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-09-23

    There exist certain systems which generate real-time data at high bandwidth, but do not necessarily require the long-term retention of that data in normal conditions. In some cases, the data may not actually be useful, and in others, there may be too much data to permanently retain in long-term storage whether it is useful or not. However, certain portions of the data may be identified as being vitally important from time to time, and must therefore be retained for further analysis or permanent storage without interrupting the ongoing collection of new data. We have developed a system, Mahanaxar, intended to address this problem. It provides quality of service guarantees for incoming real-time data streams and simultaneous access to already-recorded data on a best-effort basis utilizing any spare bandwidth. It has built in mechanisms for reliability and indexing, can scale upwards to meet increasing bandwidth requirements, and handles both small and large data elements equally well. We will show that a prototype version of this system provides better performance than a flat file (traditional filesystem) based version, particularly with regard to quality of service guarantees and hard real-time requirements.

  11. High-bandwidth polarimeter for a high density, accelerated spheromak

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    A three-beam heterodyne polarimeter has been built to diagnose the PI-1 plasma injector at General Fusion, Inc. The polarimeter measures plasma density and Faraday rotation, which can provide estimates of magnetic field magnitude and direction. Two important calibration steps are required for the polarimeter to produce reasonable Faraday rotation signals. Beam polarization ellipticity must be measured to ensure there is a linear Faraday rotation response. In addition, the two beams travelling through the plasma must be collinear to reduce error due to differences in plasma density. Once calibrated, the Faraday rotation signals are in much better agreement with other diagnostics. For a null signal, the Faraday rotation measurement noise floor is 0.1° at 0.5 MHz bandwidth. Comparing preliminary spheromak Faraday rotation measurements to a model, the maximum error is about 0.3° at 0.5 MHz bandwidth, which is primarily due to electrical noise during the injector's capacitor discharge and limitations of the model. At a bandwidth of 0.5 MHz, the polarimeter has an axial resolution between 6 cm and 30 cm depending on the speed of the spheromak, which varies between 30 km/s and 150 km/s. The spheromak length ranges from 0.75 m to 2 m. Additional polarimeter chords will be added in future upgrades

  12. Large-bandwidth data acquisition network for XFEL facility, SACLA

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    The SACLA (SPring-8 Angstrom Compact Free Electron Laser) facility consists of an accelerator building, an undulator building and an experimental facility. SACLA is designed to produce X-ray with a wavelength as short as 0.06 nm and with a repetition rate of 60 Hz. X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) experiments demands large bandwidth network for data acquisition (DAQ). At SACLA the experimental data rate is to be up to 5.8 Giga bit per second (Gbps). Some of the experiments demands preprocessing and on-line analysis by high-performance computers. In order to fulfill these requirements, a dedicated network system for DAQ and data analysis has been developed. A DAQ network consists of a dedicated 10 Gbps Ethernet (10 GbE) physical layer to secure the data bandwidth and a 1 GbE layer for instrument controls. The DAQ network is connected to a primary storage and indirectly to a PC cluster for data preprocessing. A fire-wall system with virtual private network (VPN) features is also implemented in order to secure remote access from off-site institutes. The use of a large-bandwidth data transfer technique allows the efficient transfer of pre-processed data from SACLA to an off-site supercomputer

  13. Improved Radiation and Bandwidth of Triangular and Star Patch Antenna

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    M. Ramkumar Prabhu

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study presents a hexagonal shape Defected Ground Structure (DGS implemented on two element triangular patch microstrip antenna array. The radiation performance of the antenna is characterized by varying the geometry and dimension of the DGS and also by locating the DGS at specific position which were simulated. Simulation and measurement results have verified that the antenna with DGS had improved the antenna without DGS. Measurement results of the hexagonal DGS have axial ratio bandwidth enhancement of 10 MHz, return loss improvement of 35%, mutual coupling reduction of 3 dB and gain enhancement of 1 dB. A new wideband and small size star shaped patch antenna fed capacitively by a small diamond shape patch is proposed. To enhance the impedance bandwidth, posts are incorporated under the patch antenna. HFSS high frequency simulator is employed to analyze the proposed antenna and simulated results on the return loss, the E- and H-plane radiation patterns and Gain of the proposed antenna are presented at various frequencies. The antenna is able to achieve in the range of 4-8.8 GHz an impedance bandwidth of 81% for return loss of less than-10 dB.

  14. Bandwidth Enhancement and Radiation Properties of Slotted Antenna

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    Deenanath Sahu,

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The design of low-cost, wideband, printed inverted-F antennas (PIFAs that are suitable for portable devices operating at the 2–3 GHz band is described. The design specifications were extracted according to the constraints of high data rate wireless sensor devices. Reactive tuning through slot loading was applied to enforce degeneration of a higher resonance, and thus double the bandwidth in the band of interest. Three slotted antenna configurations are reported plus a baseline configuration; a thorough numerical characterisation of performance is provided. Fractional bandwidth (FBW in the range 22–34% was achieved, which is almost quadruple that of existing implementations. The antennas exhibit total efficiencies around 80% and are elliptically polarised. A suitable figure-of-merit is suggested for performance comparisons; it attempts to capture overall antenna performance in a single quantity. Antenna performance depends heavily on electrical size, which depends on the size of the ground plane, since the RF ground is an integral part of the total radiator. The ground-effect study showed that wrong choice of size can force resonant modes to vanish. Best performance for a slotted PIFA was obtained with a ground plane measuring 0.20l _ 0.28l, significantly smaller than predicted in prior studies. Bandwidth augmentation through slot loading is supported by measurements. Fabricated antennas with sub-optimal ground plane sizes exhibit FBWs in the range 20–23%

  15. Study and Analysis of Bandwidth Flow Estimation Techniques for Wired/Wireless Networks

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    Pallavi Sharma

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this topic, an analysis will be made on bandwidth flow estimation technique which comes under networking domain. Correct bandwidth constrained applications and tools are required for proper bandwidth estimation. A proper monitoring of available bandwidth is required during execution to avoid degradation in performance. A several measurement tools have been proposed in the last few years. After the implementation of 802.11e Wireless Sensor Networks are capable to provide good level of QoS but research works are not much for improving performance of bandwidth constraint applications by checking sufficiency of bandwidth available in transmission route. In this topic we will do the analysis of bandwidth flow estimation technique for wired/wireless networks and we will do comparisons of existing estimation tools.

  16. Bandwidth optimization of individual hop for robust data streaming on emergency medical application

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    A. K. M. Fazlul Haque

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new bandwidth estimation method for individual hop for high-speed, non-invasive, and faster convergence transmission in multiple medical data networks. Available Bandwidth Estimation Technique for individual Hops (ABETH has been developed employing parameters like Hop (H, Capacity (C, Bandwidth (B, Available Bandwidth (AB etc. Bandwidth estimation techniques, tools and methods are considered to develop the technique and it represents an effective combination of different other existing techniques aiming to exploit the positive aspects of them. More precisely, the technique which is implied in the method modifies and integrates the one recent tool SPRUCE which estimates available bandwidth and the IP layer capacity estimation formula which measures capacity. This technique provides a linear combination of capacity versus bandwidth which satisfies the link utilization demand.

  17. Fuzzy Logic Bandwidth Prediction and Policing in a DiffServ-Aware Network

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    Norashidah Md Din

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Differentiated Services (DiffServ-aware network potentially can provide the next generation platform for multimedia support in the Internet. In this work we look at improving bandwidth allocation in such a network. We study how to implement bandwidth predicting and policing in a DiffServ aware network using fuzzy logic. A token bucket fuzzy logic bandwidth predictor for real time variable bit rate traffic class is proposed. Here, the AF traffic class is associated with real time variable bit rates traffic. The fuzzy logic bandwidth predictor facilitates bandwidth predicting and dynamic policing based on the class based packet aggregates. This improves the admission control of connections to the network. A simulation study was performed for the fuzzy logic predictor using Network Simulator-2. The simulation results show that the fuzzy logic predictor gave commendable bandwidth prediction value compared to a deterministic bandwidth allocation for the traffic class.

  18. Optimization of bandwidth of communication channels of corporate networks

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    G. I. Bondarenko

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. This article contains overview of the organization of communication between applications on the corporate network. It is stated that the main digital channel (channel B - 64 kbit/s and the primary digital channel (channel E1 the digital stream - 2048 kbit/s are used as the main channels in corporate networks. Problem areas of the functioning of the corporate network are identified. There are the rent of communication channels, which is growing rapidly with increasing the quality and speed of data transmission, and optimal use of bandwidth of communication channels. Setting of task. Optimal use of transmission channels bandwidth and minimizing the rent cost of channels is possible in two ways - the use of compression techniques of voice and video information and the application of variable structure of channels by using various-speed transmission channels. Differential pulse code modulation, adaptive differential pulse code modulation are the modern methods of speech signals processing. Organization of various-speed channels is performed in the structure of the BCC (for speech signals or PCR (for video. Suggestions for optimizing the structure of the channel signals. Proposed method of various-speed channels formation by using the channel intervals appropriate BCC (octets in the structure of signals E1 as envelopes containing various-speed channels. Channels can be selected for synchronization procedure CRC to simplify recognition of channels in the structure of E1. In this case, the minimal speed in the channel is 4 kbit/s. Conclusions. The proposed structure of envelopes is based on octet channel intervals of standard group signal of the primary group plesiochronous hierarchy E1 when transferring various-speed digital signals maximum allows to use the bandwidth at a fixed structure of channel interval, it makes possible to agree on the structure of the various-speed signals with the existing in communication networks.

  19. Wide-bandwidth piezoelectric energy harvester with polymeric structure

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    Rezaeisaray, Mehdi; El Gowini, Mohamed; Sameoto, Dan; Raboud, Don; Moussa, Walied

    2015-01-01

    A polymer based energy harvester with wide bandwidth is designed, fabricated and tested in this work. A polymer based structure has a lower resonance frequency compared to a silicon based structure with the same dimensions due to the much lower stiffness of polymeric materials. Therefore, a polymeric energy harvester is more useful for situations with lower ambient vibration frequencies. Aluminum nitride pads are fabricated on an SU-8 membrane to convert mechanical vibration of the membrane to electrical voltage. A new and scalable microfabrication process flow is proposed to properly fabricate piezoelectric layers on SU-8 structures. The nonlinear stiffness due to the stretching strain in the membrane provides a wider harvestable frequency bandwidth than conventional linear oscillators. Wideband energy harvesters are more useful for practical applications due to uncontrollable ambient vibration frequency. The load-deflection equation of the device is calculated using finite element simulation. This equation is then used in an analytical solution to estimate the nonlinear effect of the structure. A bandwidth of ~146?Hz is obtained for the fabricated device and a maximum open circuit voltage of 1.42?V, maximum power of 1.37?µW, and power density of 3.81?µW?cm-2 were measured at terminal load of 357.4?k? under an excitation acceleration of 4?g. A power output of 10.1?µW and power density of 28.1?µW?cm-2 was estimated using a synchronized switch harvesting on interface (SSHI) electrical interface with electrical quality factor of 5. In addition, the lumped element model has been employed to investigate the scaling effect on a polymeric circular diaphragm.

  20. Introducing a Performance Model for Bandwidth-Limited Loop Kernels

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    Treibig, Jan

    2009-01-01

    We present a performance model for bandwidth limited loop kernels which is founded on the analysis of modern cache based microarchitectures. This model allows an accurate performance prediction and evaluation for existing instruction codes. It provides an in-depth understanding of how performance for different memory hierarchy levels is made up. The performance of raw memory load, store and copy operations and a stream vector triad are analyzed and benchmarked on three modern x86-type quad-core architectures in order to demonstrate the capabilities of the model.

  1. Iterative Available Bandwidth Estimation for Mobile Transport Networks

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    Ubeda Castellanos, Carlos; López Villa, Dimas

    2007-01-01

    Available bandwidth estimation has lately been proposed to be used for end-to-end resource management in existing and emerging mobile communication systems, whose transport networks could end up being the bottleneck rather than the air interface. Algorithms for admission control, handover and adaptive QoS management could take into account such estimations, which may lead to an overall system performance improvement. This paper introduces two new iterative algorithms (Zoom and Adaptive pathChirp) for network load monitoring that can be combined with a linear least squares fitting achieving reliable estimations without causing congestion collapse. Their performance is evaluated in a simulated UTRAN Long Term Evolution backhaul.

  2. Bandwidth allocation for video under quality of service constraints

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    Anjum, Bushra

    2014-01-01

    We present queueing-based algorithms to calculate the bandwidth required for a video stream so that the three main Quality of Service constraints, i.e., end-to-end delay, jitter and packet loss, are ensured. Conversational and streaming video-based applications are becoming a major part of the everyday Internet usage. The quality of these applications (QoS), as experienced by the user, depends on three main metrics of the underlying network, namely, end-to-end delay, jitter and packet loss. These metrics are, in turn, directly related to the capacity of the links that the video traffic trave

  3. Optimizing scanning strategies: Selecting scanning bandwidth in adversarial RF environments

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    Garnaev, Andrey; Trappe, Wade; Kung, Chun-Ta

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we investigate the problem of designing a spectrum scanning strategy to detect an intelligent Invader who wants to utilize spectrum undetected for his/her unapproved purposes. To deal with this problem we apply game-theoretical tools. We model the situation as a game between a Scanner and an Invader where the Invader faces a dilemma: the more bandwidth the Invader attempts to use leads to a larger payoff if he is not detected, but at the same time also increase...

  4. Narrow-Bandwidth Diode-Laser-Based Ultraviolet Light Source

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    A compact, tunable and narrow-bandwidth laser source for ultraviolet radiation is presented. A grating stabilized diode laser at 1064 nm is frequency-stabilized to below 10 kHz by using a ultra low expansion (ULE) cavity. Injecting light of the diode laser into a tapered amplifier yields a power of 290 mW. In a first frequency-doubling stage, about 47 mW of green light at 532 nm is generated by using a periodically poled KTP crystal. Subsequent second-harmonic generation employing a BBO crystal leads to about 30 ?W of ultraviolet light at 266 nm. (fundamental areas of phenomenology (including applications))

  5. Low Bandwidth Vocoding using EM Sensor and Acoustic Signal Processing

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    Low-power EM radar-like sensors have made it possible to measure properties of the human speech production system in real-time, without acoustic interference [1]. By combining these data with the corresponding acoustic signal, we've demonstrated an almost 10-fold bandwidth reduction in speech compression, compared to a standard 2.4 kbps LPC10 protocol used in the STU-III (Secure Terminal Unit, third generation) telephone. This paper describes a potential EM sensor/acoustic based vocoder implementation

  6. A Bandwidth Allocation Model Provisioning Framework with Autonomic Characteristics

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    Rafael F. Reale

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Bandwidth Allocation Models (MAM, RDM, G-RDM and AllocTC-Sharing are managementalternatives currently available which propose different resource (bandwidth allocation strategies inmultiservice networks. The BAM adoption by a network is typically a management choice andconfiguration task executed by the network operations and management system setup in a static or nearlystatic way. This paper proposes and explores the alternative ofallowing BAM definition and configurationon a more dynamic way. In effect, one of the basic motivations towards BAM dynamic allocation is the factthat multiservice networks characteristics (traffic loadmay change considerably in daily networkoperation and, as such, some dynamics in BAM allocation should be introduced in order to improveperformance. A framework is presented supporting BAM dynamicallocation. The framework adopts anOpenFlow-based software-defined networking (SDN implementation approach in order to supportscalability issues with a centralized controller and managementnetwork view. The framework architecturealso supports the implementation of some autonomic characteristics which, in brief, look for improving andfacilitating the decision-making process involved with BAM provisioning in a multiservice network. Aproof of concept is presented evaluating different BAM performance under different traffic loads in order todemonstrate the framework strategy adopted.

  7. Modulator-Based, High Bandwidth Optical Links for HEP Experiments

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    Underwood, D G; Fernando, W S; Stanek, R W

    2012-01-01

    As a concern with the reliability, bandwidth and mass of future optical links in LHC experiments, we are investigating CW lasers and light modulators as an alternative to VCSELs. These links will be particularly useful if they utilize light modulators which are very small, low power, high bandwidth, and are very radiation hard. We have constructed a test system with 3 such links, each operating at 10 Gb/s. We present the quality of these links (jitter, rise and fall time, BER) and eye mask margins (10GbE) for 3 different types of modulators: LiNbO3-based, InP-based, and Si-based. We present the results of radiation hardness measurements with up to ~1012 protons/cm2 and ~65 krad total ionizing dose (TID), confirming no single event effects (SEE) at 10 Gb/s with either of the 3 types of modulators. These optical links will be an integral part of intelligent tracking systems at various scales from coupled sensors through intra-module and off detector communication. We have used a Si-based photonic transceiver to...

  8. Bandwidth Improvement of UWB Microstrip Antenna Using Finite Ground Plane

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    Priyanka Mishra

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Microstrip antennas play a vital role in communication system. It is required in high performance wireless applications. But due to its resonant nature microstrip antennas have some considerable drawbacks like narrowband performance. Extensive study has been carried out on microstrip patch antennas in the recent past, but it still have large scope for improvement in the near future. To overcome narrow bandwidth problem, number of methods and techniques have been suggested and investigated, keeping in mind that the basic advantages of microstrip antenna should not be altered such as low profile, light weight, low cost and simple printed circuit structure. The area of investigation includes modification in geometrical shape of the antenna, use of resonators, use of dipole, and many other parameters. This paper presents a comparison between conventional microstrip antenna and microstip antenna with finite ground plane at ultra wideband. HFSS simulation tool is used here for antenna simulation. For feeding purpose microstrip feed line is used (50?. Optimized result provides impedance bandwidth of 7.2GHz with VSWR<2, operating frequency range is from 6.5GHz to 13.7GHz. Proposed antenna is useful for many ultra wideband applications.

  9. Modulation bandwidth of spin torque oscillators under current modulation

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    Quinsat, M. [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, F-38054 Grenoble (France); CEA, INAC-SPINTEC, F-38054 Grenoble (France); CNRS, SPINTEC, F-38054 Grenoble (France); CEA-LETI MINATEC-CAMPUS, 17 F-38054 Grenoble (France); Garcia-Sanchez, F.; Jenkins, A. S.; Buda-Prejbeanu, L. D.; Dieny, B.; Ebels, U. [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, F-38054 Grenoble (France); CEA, INAC-SPINTEC, F-38054 Grenoble (France); CNRS, SPINTEC, F-38054 Grenoble (France); Tiberkevich, V. S.; Slavin, A. N. [Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States); Zeltser, A.; Katine, J. A. [HGST, San Jose, California 95193 (United States); Cyrille, M.-C. [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, F-38054 Grenoble (France); CEA-LETI MINATEC-CAMPUS, 17 F-38054 Grenoble (France)

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    For practical applications of spin torque nano-oscillators (STNO), one of the most critical characteristics is the speed at which an STNO responds to variations of external control parameters, such as current or/and field. Theory predicts that this speed is limited by the amplitude relaxation rate ?{sub p} that determines the timescale over which the amplitude fluctuations are damped out. In this study, this limit is verified experimentally by analyzing the amplitude and frequency noise spectra of the output voltage signal when modulating an STNO by a microwave current. In particular, it is shown that due to the non-isochronous nature of the STNO the amplitude relaxation rate ?{sub p} determines not only the bandwidth of an amplitude modulation, but also the bandwidth of a frequency modulation. The presented experimental technique will be important for the optimisation of the STNO characteristics for applications in telecommunications or/and data storage and is applicable even in the case when the STNO output signal is only several times higher than noise.

  10. An exponential time 2-approximation algorithm for bandwidth

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    Kasiviswanathan, Shiva [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Furer, Martin [PENNSYLVANIA STATE U; Gaspers, Serge [U OF MONTPELLIER, FRANCE

    2009-01-01

    The bandwidth of a graph G on n vertices is the minimum b such that the vertices of G can be labeled from 1 to n such that the labels of every pair of adjacent vertices differ by at most b. In this paper, we present a 2-approximation algorithm for the Bandwidth problem that takes worst-case {Omicron}(1.9797{sup n}) = {Omicron}(3{sup 0.6217n}) time and uses polynomial space. This improves both the previous best 2- and 3-approximation algorithms of Cygan et al. which have an {Omicron}*(3{sup n}) and {Omicron}*(2{sup n}) worst-case time bounds, respectively. Our algorithm is based on constructing bucket decompositions of the input graph. A bucket decomposition partitions the vertex set of a graph into ordered sets (called buckets) of (almost) equal sizes such that all edges are either incident on vertices in the same bucket or on vertices in two consecutive buckets. The idea is to find the smallest bucket size for which there exists a bucket decomposition. The algorithm uses a simple divide-and-conquer strategy along with dynamic programming to achieve this improved time bound.

  11. The Effect of Pulse Shaping QPSK on Bandwidth Efficiency

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    Purba, Josua Bisuk Mubyarto; Horan, Shelia

    1997-01-01

    This research investigates the effect of pulse shaping QPSK on bandwidth efficiency over a non-linear channel. This investigation will include software simulations and the hardware implementation. Three kinds of filters: the 5th order Butterworth filter, the 3rd order Bessel filter and the Square Root Raised Cosine filter with a roll off factor (alpha) of 0.25,0.5 and 1, have been investigated as pulse shaping filters. Two different high power amplifiers, one a Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) and the other a Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) have been investigated in the hardware implementation. A significant improvement in the bandwidth utilization (rho) for the filtered data compared to unfiltered data through the non-linear channel is shown in the results. This method promises strong performance gains in a bandlimited channel when compared to unfiltered systems. This work was conducted at NMSU in the Center for Space Telemetering, and Telecommunications Systems in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and is supported by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NAG5-1491.

  12. Improving microwave antenna gain and bandwidth with phase compensation metasurface

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    Ke Chen

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Metasurface, as a planar version of artificial metamaterial, provide an effective way to manipulate electromagnetic wave propagation. Here, we present a transparent metasurface for compensating the out-of-phase radiation from a microstrip patch antenna to improve its radiation gain and bandwidth. Based on the equivalence principle of Huygens’ surface, we propose metasurface composed of both inductive and capacitive resonant elements which could produce high transmission with variable phase characteristics. Such metasurface mounted on a patch antenna can transform the spherical-like phase profile generated from the patch into an in-phase planar one. A prototype antenna has been fabricated and validated the squeezed radiation pattern with suppressed sidelobes as well as enhanced impedance bandwidth due to strong near-field coupling. As operating at around 5.7 GHz, the proposed antenna may have potential application in wireless communication systems especially for point-to-point data transmission. It is believed that the design methodology could also be scaled to other frequency bands such as millimeter or terahertz wave.

  13. Bandwidth Estimation to Provide QoS Routing in MANET

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    Ms. Swati Kamra,

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs, the provision of quality of service (QoS guarantees is much more challenging than in wire line networks, mainly due to node mobility, multi-hop communications, contention for channel access, and a lack of central coordination. QoS guarantees are required by most multimedia and other time- or error-sensitive applications. The difficulties in the provision of such guarantees have limited the usefulness of MANETs. However, in the last decade, much research attention has focused on providing QoS assurances in MANET protocols. The QoS routing protocol is an integral part of any QoS solution. We propose a QoS routing protocol is the use of the approximate bandwidth estimation to react to network traffic. Our approach implements Admission control and feedback scheme by using two bandwidth estimation methods (Hello and Listen. We simulate our QoS- routing protocol for nodes running the IEEE 802.11 medium access control. Results of our experiments show those Comparisons among Hello and Listen Methods with the Qos metrics.

  14. Error modeling of precision orientation sensors in a fixed base simulation. Ph.D. Thesis; [models of noise and dynamic characteristics of a gyro and autocollimator for very small signals

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    Klinger, D. L.

    1974-01-01

    Models of noise and dynamic characteristics of gyro and autocollimator for very small signal levels are presented. Measurements were evaluated using spectral techniques for identifying noise from base motion. The experiment was constructed to measure the precession, due to relativistic effects, of an extremely precise earth-orbiting gyroscope. The design goal for nonrelativistic gyro drift is 0.001 arcsec per year. An analogous fixed base simulator was used in developing methods of instrument error modeling and performance evaluation applicable to the relativity experiment sensors and other precision pointing instruments. Analysis of autocollimator spectra uncovered the presence of a platform gimbal resonance. The source of resonance was isolated to gimbal bearing elastic restraint properties most apparent at very small levels of motion. A model of these properties which include both elastic and coulomb friction characteristics is discussed, and a describing function developed.

  15. Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation with Effective Utilization of Polling Interval over WDM/TDM PON

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    Ni, Cuiping; Gan, Chaoqin; Gao, Ziyue

    2014-12-01

    WDM/TDM (wavelength-division multiplexing/time-division multiplexing) PON (passive optical network) appears to be an attractive solution for the next generation optical access networks. Dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) plays a crucial role in efficiently and fairly allocating the bandwidth among all users in WDM/TDM PON. In this paper, two dynamic bandwidth allocation schemes (DBA1 and DBA2) are proposed to eliminate the idle time of polling cycles (i.e. polling interval), improve bandwidth utilization and make full use of bandwidth resources. The two DBA schemes adjust the time slot of sending request information and make fair scheduling among users to achieve the effective utilization of polling interval in WDM/TDM PON. The simulation and theoretical analyses verify that the proposed schemes outperform the conventional DBA scheme. We also make comparisons between the two schemes in terms of bandwidth utilization and average packet delay to further demonstrate the effectiveness of the scheme of DBA2.

  16. A Survey of Dynamic-centric Bandwidth Allocation Technique for Wireless Networks

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    Bakkiam David Deebak

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective of the study is to study and analyze the dynamic-centric metrics of bandwidth allocation and estimation for wireless networks. We also extend the objective to probe Quality of Service (QoS provisioning guarantee for infeasible packet routing networking protocols. This study signifies the bandwidth sharing scheme for real time and non-real time based. So far, the researchers have not examined this signification to have a good impact on throughput rate, packet reception rate, packet dropping rate and packet delay. Nowadays, the network technologies have been focused much on dynamic bandwidth allocation for achieving effective bandwidth utilization, good service rate and improving service satisfaction. Thus, we study a lot of routing strategies to analyze the metrics of bandwidth. In the study, we find the convex optimization technique as suitable to enhance the network throughput performance, providing bandwidth issue is negotiated on network.

  17. Modern Fiber Optic Submarine Cable Telecommunication Systems Planning for Explosive Bandwidth Needs at Different Deployment Depths

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    2012-01-01

    The explosive bandwidth needs, especially in the inter data center market, have pushed transmission data rates to 100 Gbit/sec and beyond. Current terrestrial fibers are inadequate for long haul, high bandwidth deployments. To solve these problems a new fiber is introduced for terrestrial high bandwidth deployments: different polymeric core fibers with enlarged effective area with a significant optical signal to noise ratio improvement over other conventional terrestrial single mode fibers....

  18. The evolution and limits of spectral bandwidth in free electron lasers

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    We study the bandwidths in free electron lasers (FELs) under different circumstances; for weakly saturated FELs in storage rings, the bandwidth is given be the formula derived in the super mode theory, while it is given by the Fourier transform of the electron pulse length in the strongly saturated FELs in linacs. The limiting bandwidth for the case of a DC beam is given by a Schawlow-Townes formula, but the approach to the limit is very slow. 14 refs

  19. Bandwidth Selection in an EM-like algorithm for nonparametric multivariate mixtures

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    Benaglia, Tatiana; Chauveau, Didier; Hunter, David

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we describe a method to select the bandwidth used in the nonparametric EM (npEM) algorithm of Benaglia et. al. (2008). This method is a generalization of the Silverman's rule of thumb used to select a bandwidth in kernel density estimation, and it results in one bandwidth for each mixture component and each block of conditionally independent and identically distributed repeated measures.

  20. Orientation bandwidths are invariant across spatiotemporal frequency after isotropic components are removed

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    Cass, John; Stuit, Sjoerd; Bex, Peter; Alais, David

    2009-01-01

    It is well established that mammalian visual cortex possesses a large proportion of orientation-selective neurons. Attempts to measure the bandwidth of these mechanisms psychophysically have yielded highly variable results (~6°–180°). Two stimulus factors have been proposed to account for this variability: spatial and temporal frequency; with several studies indicating broader bandwidths at low spatial and high temporal frequencies. We estimated orientation bandwidths using a classic overlay ...

  1. Metamaterial composite bandpass filter with an ultra-broadband rejection bandwidth of up to 240 terahertz

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    Strikwerda, Andrew; Zalkovskij, Maksim; Lorenzen, Dennis Lund; Krabbe, Alexander; Lavrinenko, Andrei; Jepsen, Peter Uhd

    2014-01-01

    We present a metamaterial, consisting of a cross structure and a metal mesh filter, that forms a composite with greater functional bandwidth than any terahertz (THz) metamaterial to date. Metamaterials traditionally have a narrow usable bandwidth that is much smaller than common THz sources, such as photoconductive antennas and difference frequency generation. The composite structure shown here expands the usable bandwidth to exceed that of current THz sources. To highlight the applicability of ...

  2. Breaking the energy-bandwidth limit of electro-optic modulators: theory and a device proposal

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    Lin, Hongtao; Ogbuu, Okechukwu; Liu, Jifeng; Zhang, Lin; Michel, Jurgen; Hu, Juejun

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we quantitatively analyzed the trade-off between energy per bit for switching and modulation bandwidth of classical electro-optic modulators. A formally simple energy-bandwidth limit (Eq. 10) is derived for electro-optic modulators based on intra-cavity index modulation. To overcome this limit, we propose a dual cavity modulator device which uses a coupling modulation scheme operating at high bandwidth (> 200 GHz) not limited by cavity photon lifetime and simu...

  3. Bandwidth allocation strategy for traffic systems of scale-free network

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    In this Letter, the bandwidth resource allocation strategy is considered for traffic systems of complex networks. With a finite resource of bandwidth, an allocation strategy with preference parameter ? is proposed considering the links importance. The performance of bandwidth allocation strategy is studied for the local routing protocol and the shortest path protocol. When important links are slightly favored in the bandwidth allocation, the system can achieve the optimal traffic performance for the two routing protocols. For the shortest path protocol, we also give a method to estimate the network traffic capacity theoretically.

  4. High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Laser optical communications offer the potential to dramatically increase the link bandwidth and decrease the emitter power in long-range space communications....

  5. An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Radar Waveform with a Large Time-bandwidth Product (Short Communication

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    Full Text Available This paper proposes a practical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM chirp diverse waveform with a large time-bandwidth product for new generation radar systems. Besides large time-bandwidth product and implementation simplicity, the OFDM chirp diverse waveform have good ambiguity function performance in range resolution and doppler resolution. Although the spectra are not uniform across the bandwidth like conventional chirp waveforms, the bandwidth is covered with no visible gaps.Defence Science Journal, 2012, 62(6, pp.427-430, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.62.2100

  6. High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Long-range optical telecommunications (LROT) impose challenging requirements on detector array sensitivity at 1064nm and arrays timing bandwidth. Large photonic...

  7. Graphene metascreen for designing compact infrared absorbers with enhanced bandwidth

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    Chen, Pai-Yen; Farhat, Mohamed; Ba?c?, Hakan

    2015-04-01

    We propose a compact, wideband terahertz and infrared absorber, comprising a patterned graphene sheet on a thin metal-backed dielectric slab. This graphene-based nanostructure can achieve a low or negative effective permeability, necessary for realizing the perfect absorption. The dual-reactive property found in both the plasmonic graphene sheet and the grounded high-permittivity slab introduces extra poles into the equivalent circuit model of the system, thereby resulting in a dual-band or broadband magnetic resonance that enhances the absorption bandwidth. More interestingly, the two-dimensional patterned graphene sheet significantly simplifies the design and fabrication processes for achieving resonant magnetic response, and allows the frequency-reconfigurable operation via electrostatic gating.

  8. Development of high frequency and wide bandwidth Johnson noise thermometry

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    We develop a high frequency, wide bandwidth radiometer operating at room temperature, which augments the traditional technique of Johnson noise thermometry for nanoscale thermal transport studies. Employing low noise amplifiers and an analog multiplier operating at 2?GHz, auto- and cross-correlated Johnson noise measurements are performed in the temperature range of 3 to 300?K, achieving a sensitivity of 5.5?mK (110?ppm) in 1?s of integration time. This setup allows us to measure the thermal conductance of a boron nitride encapsulated monolayer graphene device over a wide temperature range. Our data show a high power law (T???4) deviation from the Wiedemann-Franz law above T???100?K

  9. Graphene metascreen for designing compact infrared absorbers with enhanced bandwidth.

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    Chen, Pai-Yen; Farhat, Mohamed; Ba?c?, Hakan

    2015-04-24

    We propose a compact, wideband terahertz and infrared absorber, comprising a patterned graphene sheet on a thin metal-backed dielectric slab. This graphene-based nanostructure can achieve a low or negative effective permeability, necessary for realizing the perfect absorption. The dual-reactive property found in both the plasmonic graphene sheet and the grounded high-permittivity slab introduces extra poles into the equivalent circuit model of the system, thereby resulting in a dual-band or broadband magnetic resonance that enhances the absorption bandwidth. More interestingly, the two-dimensional patterned graphene sheet significantly simplifies the design and fabrication processes for achieving resonant magnetic response, and allows the frequency-reconfigurable operation via electrostatic gating. PMID:25824491

  10. Graphene metascreen for designing compact infrared absorbers with enhanced bandwidth

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    Chen, Pai-Yen

    2015-03-31

    We propose a compact, wideband terahertz and infrared absorber, comprising a patterned graphene sheet on a thin metal-backed dielectric slab. This graphene-based nanostructure can achieve a low or negative effective permeability, necessary for realizing the perfect absorption. The dual-reactive property found in both the plasmonic graphene sheet and the grounded highpermittivity slab introduces extra poles into the equivalent circuit model of the system, thereby resulting in a dual-band or broadband magnetic resonance that enhances the absorption bandwidth. More interestingly, the two-dimensional patterned graphene sheet significantly simplifies the design and fabrication processes for achieving resonant magnetic response, and allows the frequency-reconfigurable operation via electrostatic gating.

  11. Ultranarrow-bandwidth excimer lasers for 248-nm DUV lithography

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    Paetzel, Rainer; Albrecht, Hans Stephen; Berger, Vadim; Bragin, Igor; Kramer, Matthias; Kleinschmidt, Juergen; Serwazi, Marcus

    2000-07-01

    We have developed a KrF excimer laser with ultra narrow linewidth and high repetition rate applicable for optical lithography using DUV wafer scanners with highest numerical aperture (NA) of more than 0.8. A laser bandwidth of less than 0.4 pm, full width half maximum, is achieved by our new design of the laser resonator, which is based on out patented polarization coupled resonator. The new resonator design increase the efficiency of ht laser optics and improves the wavelength stability. The laser tube and solid sate pulser have been adapted to the new laser resonator. As a result, another step in the reduction of the cost of operation is achieved. The laser operates with a repetition rate of 2 kHz and gives a large operation range with respect to wavelength and energy range. The characteristic performance of this new excimer laser is presented.

  12. Hybrid grating reflector with high reflectivity and broad bandwidth

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    Taghizadeh, Alireza; Park, Gyeong Cheol

    2014-01-01

    We suggest a new type of grating reflector denoted hybrid grating (HG) which shows large reflectivity in a broad wavelength range and has a structure suitable for realizing a vertical cavity laser with ultra-small modal volume. The properties of the grating reflector are investigated numerically and explained. The HG consists of an un-patterned III-V layer and a Si grating. The III-V layer has a thickness comparable to the grating layer, introduces more guided mode resonances and significantly increases the bandwidth of the reflector compared to the well-known high-index-contrast grating (HCG). By using an active III-V layer, a laser can be realized where the gain region is integrated into the mirror itself

  13. Ultrawide Bandwidth Receiver Based on a Multivariate Generalized Gaussian Distribution

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    Ahmed, Qasim Zeeshan

    2015-04-01

    Multivariate generalized Gaussian density (MGGD) is used to approximate the multiple access interference (MAI) and additive white Gaussian noise in pulse-based ultrawide bandwidth (UWB) system. The MGGD probability density function (pdf) is shown to be a better approximation of a UWB system as compared to multivariate Gaussian, multivariate Laplacian and multivariate Gaussian-Laplacian mixture (GLM). The similarity between the simulated and the approximated pdf is measured with the help of modified Kullback-Leibler distance (KLD). It is also shown that MGGD has the smallest KLD as compared to Gaussian, Laplacian and GLM densities. A receiver based on the principles of minimum bit error rate is designed for the MGGD pdf. As the requirement is stringent, the adaptive implementation of the receiver is also carried out in this paper. Training sequence of the desired user is the only requirement when implementing the detector adaptively. © 2002-2012 IEEE.

  14. A Hybrid ACO Approach to the Matrix Bandwidth Minimization Problem

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    Pintea, Camelia-M.; Cri?an, Gloria-Cerasela; Chira, Camelia

    The evolution of the human society raises more and more difficult endeavors. For some of the real-life problems, the computing time-restriction enhances their complexity. The Matrix Bandwidth Minimization Problem (MBMP) seeks for a simultaneous permutation of the rows and the columns of a square matrix in order to keep its nonzero entries close to the main diagonal. The MBMP is a highly investigated {NP}-complete problem, as it has broad applications in industry, logistics, artificial intelligence or information recovery. This paper describes a new attempt to use the Ant Colony Optimization framework in tackling MBMP. The introduced model is based on the hybridization of the Ant Colony System technique with new local search mechanisms. Computational experiments confirm a good performance of the proposed algorithm for the considered set of MBMP instances.

  15. Enhanced Gain and Bandwidth of Patch Antenna Using EBG Substrates

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    Mst. Nargis Aktar

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Microstrip patch antenna becomes very popular day by day because of its ease of analysis andfabrication, low cost, light weight, easy to feed and their attractive radiation characteristics. Althoughpatch antenna has numerous advantages, it has also some drawbacks such as restricted bandwidth, lowgain and a potential decrease in radiation pattern. In recent years, attention to use Electromagnetic BandGap (EBG substrates to overcome the limitations of patch antenna. In this paper, we propose arectangular microstrip patch antenna with EBG substrates and compare the performance of the proposedantenna with a conventional patch antenna in the same physical dimension. Due to the presence of theEBG structure in the dielectric substrates, the electromagnetic band gap is created that reduces thesurface waves considerably. As a result, the performance of the proposed antenna is better comparing theconventional existing microstrip patch antenna.

  16. Bandwidth compression of full parallax holographic stereogram using nonuniform sampling

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    Pei, Chuang; Yan, Xingpeng; Yan, Zhiqiang; Zhao, Kai; Yu, Wu; Jiang, Xiaoyu

    2015-10-01

    A novel nonuniform sampling method for bandwidth compression of full parallax holographic stereograms is presented. The configuration of the holographic stereograms and the angular-frequency characteristics of the holographic element on the holographic plane are investigated. The sampling angular-frequencies are chosen for each hogel according to their spectral distribution. Sampling and decompression process for low-pass and band-pass hogels are both introduced. The decompressed hogels can reconstruct their angular spectral distributions accurately, which demonstrates that the nonuniform sampling is a lossless method. Simulation experiments are carried out to verify the proposed method. The results indicate that the method can reduce the number of samples to 46.26% of that of the traditional uniform sampling method, and the decompressed holographic stereogram can reconstruct full parallax images of a 3D object with high quality.

  17. Bandwidth-length trade-off figures of merit for electro-optic traveling wave modulators

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    Ibarra Fusté, Jose Antonio; Santos Blanco, M. Concepción

    2013-01-01

    Closed-form expressions explicitly relating modulation bandwidth and active length in electro-optic traveling wave modulators are presented which fully account for skin-effect electrode loss and optical-electrical wave velocities mismatch. Four operative margins have been identified where the bandwidth–length trade-off figure of merit takes simple forms.

  18. Improvement of the bandwidth of the transient digitizers in the LIDAR Thomson scattering diagnostic on JET

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    The main limitation on the spatial resolution of the LIDAR Thomson scattering diagnostic on the JET tokamak is due to the narrow bandwidth of the detection system. The transient digitizers, Tektronik 7912AD, are the main contributors to the narrow bandwidth. It is shown how the digitizers can be modified to improve the response time from approx. 480 to 410 ps. (author)

  19. A Hybrid OFDM-TDM Architecture with Decentralized Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for PONs

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    Cevik, Taner

    2013-01-01

    One of the major challenges of passive optical networks is to achieve a fair arbitration mechanism that will prevent possible collisions from occurring at the upstream channel when multiple users attempt to access the common fiber at the same time. Therefore, in this study we mainly focus on fair bandwidth allocation among users, and present a hybrid Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed/Time Division Multiplexed architecture with a dynamic bandwidth allocation scheme that provides satisfying service qualities to the users depending on their varying bandwidth requirements. Unnecessary delays in centralized schemes occurring during bandwidth assignment stage are eliminated by utilizing a decentralized approach. Instead of sending bandwidth demands to the optical line terminal (OLT) which is the only competent authority, each optical network unit (ONU) runs the same bandwidth demand determination algorithm. ONUs inform each other via signaling channel about the status of their queues. This information is fed to the bandwidth determination algorithm which is run by each ONU in a distributed manner. Furthermore, Light Load Penalty, which is a phenomenon in optical communications, is mitigated by limiting the amount of bandwidth that an ONU can demand. PMID:24194684

  20. Small-signal Loudspeaker Impedance Emulator

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    Knott, Arnold; Iversen, Niels Elkjær

    2014-01-01

    Specifying the performance of audio ampliers is typically done by playing sine waves into a pure ohmic load. However real loudspeaker impedances are not purely ohmic but characterised by the mechanical resonance between the mass of the diaphragm and the compliance of its' suspension which vary from driver to driver. Therefore a loudspeaker emulator capable of adjusting its' impedance to a given driver is in need for measurement purposes. This paper proposes a loudspeaker emulator circuit for sma...

  1. Energy and Bandwidth Constrained QoS Enabled Routing for MANETs

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    N.Sumathi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Mobile adhoc networks are rapid deployable self organizing networks. Their key characteristics aredynamic topology, high node mobility, low channel bandwidth and limited battery power. Hence, it isnecessary to minimize bandwidth and energy consumption. To transmit packets, available bandwidth isknown along the route from sender to receiver. Thus, bandwidth estimation is the main metric to supportQuality of Service (QoS. This work focuses on improving the accuracy of available bandwidth andincorporating a QoS-aware scheme into the route discovery procedure. It is also important to limit theenergy consumed by nodes. Probability based overhearing method is proposed to reduce energy spent onoverhearing nodes. This experiment is implemented in NS2 simulator and the performance of the network isanalyzed in terms of QoS parameters.

  2. Effects of large laser bandwidth on stimulated Raman scattering instability in underdense plasma

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    The effects of laser bandwidth on stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) instability in underdense plasma are studied by particle-in-cell simulations. In the simulations, sinusoidal frequency modulation of the incident laser pulse is used. By changing the size of bandwidth, it is shown that the linear growth of SRS can be suppressed considerably, provided the laser bandwidth is much larger than the SRS linear growth rate. Simulations also show that by choosing the proper frequency modulation parameters or decreasing the linear growth rate of SRS, the inhibitory effects become more obvious. The plasma electron temperature tends to weaken the bandwidth effects especially when it is over a keV level. The laser bandwidth can only increase the time duration for linear growth but cannot diminish the instability completely

  3. Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON the Ultimate Solution for Large Bandwidth

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    A.ManikantaSitaram

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The demand for bandwidth has increased drastically. So optical transmission has got more importance in access networks. The upcoming features like IPTV, High speed internet(HSI, Video on demand(VOD, online gaming are confronting large bandwidth at the customer end.The demand of bandwidth can be satisfied by XDSL, but the distance is restricted by using this type of technique. So we can use optical transmission for achieving large bandwidth by using passive optical networks(PON. One of the most advanced PON solution is Gigabit PON (GPON. This is the most widely used solution where there is a requirement of large bandwidth This paper provides an overview of GPONfeatures, transmission mechanism, optical splitting and power budget.

  4. Design and enhancement bandwidth rectangular patch antenna using single trapezoidal slot technique

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    Karim A. Hamad

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Microstrip patch antennas has some drawbacks of low efficiency, narrow bandwidth (3-6 % of the central frequency, its bandwidth is limited to a few percent which is not enough for most of the wireless communication systems nowadays. In this paper one of the efficient methods used for the enhancement of patch antenna Bandwidth is the loading of microstrip patch Antenna with a trapezoidal slot. Microstrip patch antenna that meets the requirement of operation at 2.4 GHZ, the proposed configurations is simulated and analyzed using (CST- 2010 software package. The VSWR, input impedance‚ radiation patterns and S11 performance are used for the analysis of the different configurations. The simulated results for trapezoidal slot give bandwidth of 287.2 MHZ (11.93% fractional bandwidth. Feed point on the patch that gives a good Match of 50 ohm.

  5. Automatic Bandwidth Adjustment for Content Distribution in MPLS Networks

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    D. Moltchanov

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Aggregates of real-time traffic may experience changes in their statistical characteristics often manifesting non stationary behavior. In multi protocol label switching (MPLS networks this type of the traffic is assigned constant amount of resources. This may result in ineffective usage of resources when the load is below than expected or inappropriate performance when the load is higher. In this paper we propose new algorithm for dynamic resource adaptation to temporarily changing traffic conditions. Assuming that network nodes may reallocate resources on-demand using automatic bandwidth adjustment capability of MPLS framework, the proposed algorithm, implemented at ingress MPLS nodes, dynamically decides which amount of resources is currently sufficient to handle arriving traffic with given performance metrics. This decision is then communicated to interior MPLS nodes along the label switched path. As a basic tool of the algorithm we use change-point statistical test that signals time instants at which statistical characteristics of traffic aggregates change. The major advantage of the proposed approach is that it is fully autonomous, that is, network nodes do not need any support from hosts in terms of resource reservation requests. The proposed algorithm is well suited for traffic patterns experiencing high variability, especially, for non stationary type of the traffic.

  6. QoS routing via multiple paths using bandwidth reservation

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    Rao, N.S.V.; Batsell, S.G.

    1998-01-01

    The authors address the problem of computing a multipath, consisting of possibly overlapping paths, to transmit data from the source node s to the destination node d over a computer network while ensuring deterministic bounds on end-to-end delay or delivery rate.They consider two generic routing problems within the framework wherein bandwidth can be reserved, and guaranteed, once reserved, on various links of the communication network. The first problem requires that a message of finite length be transmitted from s to d within {tau} units of time. The second problem requires that a sequential message of r units be transmitted at a rate of {eta} such that maximum time difference between two units that are received out of order is no more than q. They propose a polynomial-time algorithm to the first problem based on an adaptation of the classical Ford-Fulkerson`s method. They present simulation results to illustrate the applicability of the proposed algorithm. They show the second problem to be NP-complete, and propose a polynomial-time approximately solution.

  7. High Bandwidth Short Stroke Rotary Fast Tool Servo

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    Montesanti, R C; Trumper, D L

    2003-08-22

    This paper presents the design and performance of a new rotary fast tool servo (FTS) capable of developing the 40 g's tool tip acceleration required to follow a 5 micron PV sinusoidal surface at 2 kHz with a planned accuracy of 50 nm, and having a full stroke of 50 micron PV at lower frequencies. Tests with de-rated power supplies have demonstrated a closed-loop unity-gain bandwidth of 2 kHz with 20 g's tool acceleration, and we expect to achieve 40 g's with supplies providing {+-} 16 Amp to the Lorentz force actuator. The use of a fast tool servo with a diamond turning machine for producing non-axisymmetric or textured surfaces on a workpiece is well known. Our new rotary FTS was designed to specifically accommodate fabricating prescription textured surfaces on 5 mm diameter spherical target components for High Energy Density Physics experiments on the National Ignition Facility Laser (NIF).

  8. Bandwidth Efficient Hybrid Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Network

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    Dnyaneshwar, Mantri; Prasad, Neeli R.

    2015-01-01

    Data collection and transmission are the fundamental operations of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). A key challenge in effective data collection and transmission is to schedule and synchronize the activities of the nodes with the global clock. This paper proposes the Bandwidth Efficient Hybrid Synchronization Data Aggregation Algorithm (BESDA) using spanning tree mechanism (SPT). It uses static sink and mobile nodes in the network. BESDA considers the synchronization of a local clock of node with global clock of the network. In the initial stage algorithm established the hierarchical structure in the network and then perform the pair-wise synchronization. With the mobility of node, the structure frequently changes causing an increase in energy consumption. To mitigate the problem BESDA aggregate data with the notion of a global timescale throughout the network and schedule based time-division multiple accesses (TDMA) techniques as MAC layer protocol. It reduces the collision of packets. Simulation results show that BESDA is energy efficient, with increased throughput, and has less delay as compared with state-of-the-art.

  9. High resolution, high bandwidth global shutter CMOS area scan sensors

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    Faramarzpour, Naser; Sonder, Matthias; Li, Binqiao

    2013-10-01

    Global shuttering, sometimes also known as electronic shuttering, enables the use of CMOS sensors in a vast range of applications. Teledyne DALSA Global shutter sensors are able to integrate light synchronously across millions of pixels with microsecond accuracy. Teledyne DALSA offers 5 transistor global shutter pixels in variety of resolutions, pitches and noise and full-well combinations. One of the recent generations of these pixels is implemented in 12 mega pixel area scan device at 6 um pitch and that images up to 70 frames per second with 58 dB dynamic range. These square pixels include microlens and optional color filters. These sensors also offer exposure control, anti-blooming and high dynamic range operation by introduction of a drain and a PPD reset gate to the pixel. The state of the art sense node design of Teledyne DALSA's 5T pixel offers exceptional shutter rejection ratio. The architecture is consistent with the requirements to use stitching to achieve very large area scan devices. Parallel or serial digital output is provided on these sensors using on-chip, column-wise analog to digital converters. Flexible ADC bit depth combined with windowing (adjustable region of interest, ROI) allows these sensors to run with variety of resolution/bandwidth combinations. The low power, state of the art LVDS I/O technology allows for overall power consumptions of less than 2W at full performance conditions.

  10. Model Based Bandwidth Scavenging for Device Coexistence in Wireless LANs

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    Plummer, Anthony; Taghizadeh, Mahmoud; Biswas, Subir

    Dynamic Spectrum Access in a Wireless LAN can enable a set of secondary users' devices to access unused spectrum, or whitespace, which is found between the transmissions of a set of primary users' devices. The primary design objectives for an efficient secondary user access strategy are to be able to "scavenge" spatio-temporally fragmented bandwidth while limiting the amount of interference caused to the primary users. In this paper, we propose a secondary user access strategy which is based on measurement and modeling of the whitespace as perceived by the secondary users in a WLAN. A secondary user continually monitors and models its surrounding whitespace, and then attempts to access the available spectrum so that the effective secondary throughput is maximized while the resulting interference to the primary users is limited to a pre-defined bound. We first develop analytical expressions for the secondary throughput and primary interference, and then perform ns2 based simulation experiments to validate the effectiveness of the proposed access strategy, and evaluate its performance numerically using the developed expressions.

  11. On the Observance of Approximate Invariance of Effective Bandwidth with Finite Number of Sources

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    Kishore Angrishi

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The effective bandwidth is a descriptor in the context of stochastic models for statistical sharing of resources. One of the most interesting properties of effective bandwidth is that it does not change when passing a network node under many sources limiting regime (infinitely many sources. This is referred as the “invariance property” of effective bandwidth. Numerical simulations have suggested that in some cases, the “invariance property” of effective bandwidths holds already for a surprisingly small number of competing flows even in the presence of aggressive TCP traffic. The real question, though, is: how many input processes are needed for reasonable convergence over the scale of interest? This work addresses this question using recent results from the large deviations theory under many sources limiting regime and the theory of statistical network calculus. We also show that as the number of arrival flows increases, the bound on the departure process’ effective bandwidth converges exponentially fast to that of the effective bandwidth of the arrival. The advantage of identifying the minimum number of independent multiplexing flows at each network node to observe approximate invariance of effective bandwidth is that the task of network resources dimensioning can be greatly simplified.

  12. Investigation of Diagonal Antenna-Chassis Mode in Mobile Terminal LTE MIMO Antennas for Bandwidth Enhancement

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    Zhang, Shuai; Zhao, Kun

    2015-01-01

    A diagonal antenna-chassis mode is investigated in long-term evolution multiple-input-multiple-output (LTE MIMO) antennas. The MIMO bandwidth is defined in this paper as the overlap range of the low-envelope correlation coefficient, high total efficiency, and -6-dB impedance matching bandwidths. Utilizing the diagonal mode analysis, the MIMO bandwidth of the collocated MIMO antennas is improved efficiently at the frequencies of lower than 960 MHz. This is realized through moving the three bandwidths to the same range without the degradation of impedance bandwidth and total efficiency. The physical mechanism of the mismatch of these three bandwidth ranges is also explained. Furthermore, the diagonal antenna-chassis mode is also studied for MIMO elements in the adjacent and diagonal corner locations. As a practical example, a wideband collocated LTE MIMO antenna is proposed and measured. It covers the bands of 740960 and 1700-2700 MHz, where the total efficiencies are better than -3.4 and -1.8 dB, with lower than 0.5 and 0.1, respectively. The measurements agree well with the simulations. Since the proposed method only needs to modify the excitation locations of the MIMO elements on the chassis, this method is valid for different types of symmetrical or asymmetrical MIMO antennas to improve the MIMO bandwidth.

  13. T3DB: the toxic exposome database

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    Wishart, David; Arndt, David; Pon, Allison; Sajed, Tanvir; Guo, An Chi; Djoumbou, Yannick; Knox, Craig; Wilson, Michael; LIANG, YONGJIE; Grant, Jason; Liu, Yifeng; Goldansaz, Seyed Ali; RAPPAPORT, STEPHEN M.

    2014-01-01

    The exposome is defined as the totality of all human environmental exposures from conception to death. It is often regarded as the complement to the genome, with the interaction between the exposome and the genome ultimately determining one's phenotype. The ‘toxic exposome’ is the complete collection of chronically or acutely toxic compounds to which humans can be exposed. Considerable interest in defining the toxic exposome has been spurred on by the realization that most human injuries, dea...

  14. 77 FR 38210 - Channel Spacing and Bandwidth Limitations for Certain Economic Area (EA)-Based 800 MHz...

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    2012-06-27

    ... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 90 Channel Spacing and Bandwidth Limitations for Certain Economic Area (EA)-Based 800... Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) licensees to exceed a legacy channel spacing requirement and bandwidth... not impacted by EA-based 800 MHz SMR licensees exceeding the channel spacing and bandwidth...

  15. Error-resilient video communications over CDMA networks with a bandwidth constraint.

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    Shen, Yushi; Cosman, Pamela C; Milstein, Laurence B

    2006-11-01

    We present an adaptive video transmission scheme for use in a code-division multiple-access network, which incorporates efficient bandwidth allocation among source coding, channel coding, and spreading under a fixed total bandwidth constraint. We derive the statistics of the received signal, as well as a theoretical bound on the packet drop rate at the receiver. Based on these results, a bandwidth allocation algorithm is proposed at the packet level, which incorporates the effects of both the changing channel conditions and the dynamics of the source content. Detailed simulations are done to evaluate the performance of the system, and the sensitivity of the system to estimation error is presented. PMID:17076387

  16. Optimization of Quantum-Dot Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Broad Spectral Bandwidth Devices

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    Majid, M. A.

    2012-12-01

    The optimization of the key growth parameters for broad spectral bandwidth devices based on quantum dots is reported. A combination of atomic force microscopy, photoluminescence of test samples, and optoelectronic characterization of superluminescent diodes (SLDs) is used to optimize the growth conditions to obtain high-quality devices with large spectral bandwidth, radiative efficiency (due to a reduced defective-dot density), and thus output power. The defective-dot density is highlighted as being responsible for the degradation of device performance. An SLD device with 160 nm of bandwidth centered at 1230 nm is demonstrated.

  17. Breaking the energy-bandwidth limit of electro-optic modulators: theory and a device proposal

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    Lin, Hongtao; Liu, Jifeng; Zhang, Lin; Michel, Jurgen; Hu, Juejun

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we quantitatively analyzed the trade-off between energy per bit for switching and modulation bandwidth of classical electro-optic modulators. A formally simple energy-bandwidth limit (Eq. 10) is derived for electro-optic modulators based on intra-cavity index modulation. To overcome this limit, we propose a dual cavity modulator device which uses a coupling modulation scheme operating at high bandwidth (> 200 GHz) not limited by cavity photon lifetime and simultaneously features an ultra-low switching energy of 0.26 aJ, representing over three orders of magnitude energy consumption reduction compared to state-of-the-art electro-optic modulators.

  18. Effect of bandwidth extension to telephone speech recognition in cochlear implant users

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    Liu, Chuping; Fu, Qian-Jie; Narayanan, Shrikanth S.

    2009-01-01

    The present study investigated a bandwidth extension method to enhance telephone speech understanding for cochlear implant (CI) users. The acoustic information above telephone speech transmission range (i.e., 3400 Hz) was estimated based on trained models describing the relation between narrow-band and wide-band speech. The effect of the bandwidth extension method was evaluated with IEEE sentence recognition tests in seven CI users. Results showed a relatively modest but significant improvement in the speech recognition with the proposed method. The effect of bandwidth extension method was also observed to be highly dependent on individual CI users. PMID:19206836

  19. High bandwidth based on a tapped delay line equalization in visible light communications

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    Zhang, Minglun; Guo, Xujing; Zhu, Hetian; Wang, Chao; Bai, Xiaonan; Zhai, Xiangwen

    2015-08-01

    In the visible light communication, the white LED bandwidth severely limits the transmission rate of information. This paper presents an analog pre-equalization technology to compensate for the bandwidth of white LED. The technology not only can debug according to the actual channel changing, but also avoid the high costs of using FPGA technology. The pre-equalization technology is implemented by an analog circuit of tapped-delay-line, in the circuit we select an appropriate delay line and a digital to analog converter. In our LED visible light communication system, we can achieve a bandwidth of 150MHz which was proved theoretically in the paper.

  20. Modeling small-signal response of GaN-based metal-insulator-semiconductor high electron mobility transistor gate stack in spill-over regime: Effect of barrier resistance and interface states

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    We provide theoretical and simulation analysis of the small signal response of SiO2/AlGaN/GaN metal insulator semiconductor (MIS) capacitors from depletion to spill over region, where the AlGaN/SiO2 interface is accumulated with free electrons. A lumped element model of the gate stack, including the response of traps at the III-N/dielectric interface, is proposed and represented in terms of equivalent parallel capacitance, Cp, and conductance, Gp. Cp -voltage and Gp -voltage dependences are modelled taking into account bias dependent AlGaN barrier dynamic resistance Rbr and the effective channel resistance. In particular, in the spill-over region, the drop of Cp with the frequency increase can be explained even without taking into account the response of interface traps, solely by considering the intrinsic response of the gate stack (i.e., no trap effects) and the decrease of Rbr with the applied forward bias. Furthermore, we show the limitations of the conductance method for the evaluation of the density of interface traps, Dit, from the Gp/? vs. angular frequency ? curves. A peak in Gp/? vs. ? occurs even without traps, merely due to the intrinsic frequency response of gate stack. Moreover, the amplitude of the Gp/? vs. ? peak saturates at high Dit, which can lead to underestimation of Dit. Understanding the complex interplay between the intrinsic gate stack response and the effect of interface traps is relevant for the development of normally on and normally off MIS high electron mobility transistors with stable threshold voltage

  1. THz Tube Waveguides With Low Loss, Low Dispersion, and High Bandwidth

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    Bao, Hualong; Nielsen, Kristian

    2014-01-01

    We propose, model and experimentally characterize a novel class of terahertz hollow-core tube waveguides with high-loss cladding material, resulting in propagation with low loss, low dispersion, and high useful bandwidth.

  2. Bandwidth Controllable Tunable Filter for Hyper-/Multi-Spectral Imager Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR Phase I proposal introduces a fast speed bandwidth controllable tunable filter for hyper-/multi-spectral (HS/MS) imagers. It dynamically passes a variable...

  3. Coherence bandwidth characterization in an urban microcell at 62.4 GHz

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    Sánchez, M. G.; Hammoudeh, A. M.

    2000-01-01

    Results of experiments made at 62.4 GHz in an urban mobile radio environment to characterize the coherence bandwidth are presented. The correlation coefficients between signal envelopes separated in frequency are measured and expressed as functions of distance from the base station. Due to the high variation of this coefficient with distance and in order to provide accurate estimates of the coherence bandwidth in the microcell, the correlation coefficient has to be measured over large sections. Two methods to calculate the coherence bandwidth are presented and compared. It is shown that estimating this parameter from the frequency correlation function obtained at each position may yield incorrect results. The coherence bandwidths for correlation levels of 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9 are given. A ray-tracing tool has been used to assist in interpreting experimental results.

  4. Multi-Hop Bandwidth Management Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Pattanayak, Binod Kumar; Jagadev, Alok Kumar; Nayak, Manojranjan

    2010-01-01

    An admission control scheme should play the role of a coordinator for flows in a data communication network, to provide the guarantees as the medium is shared. The nodes of a wired network can monitor the medium to know the available bandwidth at any point of time. But, in wireless ad hoc networks, a node must consume the bandwidth of neighboring nodes, during a communication. Hence, the consumption of bandwidth by a flow and the availability of resources to any wireless node strictly depend upon the neighboring nodes within its transmission range. We present a scalable and efficient admission control scheme, Multi-hop Bandwidth Management Protocol (MBMP), to support the QoS requirements in multi-hop ad hoc networks. We simulate several options to design MBMP and compare the performances of these options through mathematical analysis and simulation results, and compare its effectiveness with the existing admission control schemes through extensive simulations. KEYWORDS

  5. A Bandwidth-Aware Job Grouping-Based Scheduling on Grid Environment

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    T.F. Ang

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This study explores the feasibility of job scheduling strategies and extend the job grouping-based approach using the idea of bandwidth-awareness. As today`s best-effort network generally experiences low bandwidth and high delay, we aim to maximize the Grid resource utilization and reduce the delay by considering the bandwidth criterion. A simulation environment using GridSim is developed to model job scheduling process. Exploiting the simulation environment, a job scheduling strategy that encompasses the job grouping concept coupled together with bandwidth-aware scheduling is proposed and evaluated. The proposed scheduling strategy focuses on grouping independent jobs with small processing requirements into suitable jobs with larger processing requirements and schedules them in accordance with indeterminist network conditions. The simulation result demonstrates that the proposed strategy succeeds in minimizing the total processing time by at most 82% as compared to its counterpart.

  6. Ultra-low Noise, High Bandwidth, 1550nm HgCdTe APD Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — To meet the demands of future high-capacity free space optical communications links, a high bandwidth, near infrared (NIR), single photon sensitive optoelectronic...

  7. Analysis of blocking probability for OFDM-based variable bandwidth optical network

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    Gong, Lei; Zhang, Jie; Zhao, Yongli; Lin, Xuefeng; Wu, Yuyao; Gu, Wanyi

    2011-12-01

    Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) has recently been proposed as a modulation technique. For optical networks, because of its good spectral efficiency, flexibility, and tolerance to impairments, optical OFDM is much more flexible compared to traditional WDM systems, enabling elastic bandwidth transmissions, and optical networking is the future trend of development. In OFDM-based optical network the research of blocking rate has very important significance for network assessment. Current research for WDM network is basically based on a fixed bandwidth, in order to accommodate the future business and the fast-changing development of optical network, our study is based on variable bandwidth OFDM-based optical networks. We apply the mathematical analysis and theoretical derivation, based on the existing theory and algorithms, research blocking probability of the variable bandwidth of optical network, and then we will build a model for blocking probability.

  8. A 750MHz and a 8GHz High Bandwidth Digital FFT Spectrometer Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The scope of this project is to to develop a wide bandwidth, low power, and compact single board digital Fast Fourier Transform spectrometer (FFTS) optimized for...

  9. A Novel Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithm with Correction-based the Multiple Traffic Prediction in EPON

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    Ziyi Fu

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available According to the upstream TDM in the system of Ethernet passive optical network (EPON, this paper proposes a novel dynamic bandwidth allocation algorithm which supports the mechanism with correction-based the multiple services estimation. To improve the real-time performance of the bandwidth allocation, this algorithm forecasts the traffic of high priority services, and then pre-allocate bandwidth for various priority services is corrected according to Gaussian distribution characteristics, which will make traffic prediction closer to the real traffic. The simulation results show that proposed algorithm is better than the existing DBA algorithm. Not only can it meet the delay requirement of high priority services, but also control the delay abnormity of low priority services. In addition, with rectification scheme, it obviously improves the bandwidth utilization.

  10. High bandwidth data recording systems for pulsed power and laser produced plasma experiments

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    We present two high bandwidth data transmission and recording systems for the measurement of transient signals during pulsed power and laser produced plasmas. These systems use fiber optic cables to transmit analog data over long distances to high bandwidth digitizing oscilloscopes. One system is based on the direct modulation of a laser diode and has a bandwidth of 1.5 GHz. The other system is based upon a Mach-Zehnder modulator and has a bandwidth of 12 GHz, and is limited by the photoreceiver. The signals are recorded on commercial digitizing oscilloscopes that have approximately six effective bits. The transmission systems use many off-the-shelf components from the telecommunications industry and thus have a high reliability and a moderate cost. Investigation of the reduction in optical transmission of the fibers during exposure to high dose radiation will also be discussed

  11. Towards Bandwidth Scalable Transceiver Technology for Optical Metro-Access Networks

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    Spolitis, Sandis; Bobrovs, Vjaceslavs

    2015-01-01

    Massive fiber-to-the-home network deployment is creating a challenge for telecommunications network operators: exponential increase of the power consumption at the central offices and a never ending quest for equipment upgrades operating at higher bandwidth. In this paper, we report on flexible signal slicing technique, which allows transmission of high-bandwidth signals via low bandwidth electrical and optoelectrical equipment. The presented signal slicing technique is highly scalable in terms of bandwidth which is determined by the number of slices used. In this paper performance of scalable sliceable transceiver for 1 Gbit/s non-return to zero (NRZ) signal sliced into two slices is presented. Digital signal processing (DSP) power consumption and latency values for proposed sliceable transceiver technique are also discussed. In this research post FEC with 7% overhead error free transmission has been demonstrated over different fiber types and lengths up to 25 km.

  12. Experimental Demonstration of a Bandwidth Scalable LAN Emulation over EPON Employing OFDMA

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    Deng, Lei; Zhao, Ying

    2011-01-01

    We propose a novel EPON system supporting bandwidth scalable local area network emulation by using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access technology. Added to the EPON traffic, 250Mbps and 500Mbps OFDM LAN traffics are experimentally emulated.

  13. Development of narrow bandwidth SLM dye laser for clean-up

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    The development of copper vapor laser (CVL) pumped narrow band SLM dye laser, which offers bandwidth of a few hundred megahertz, an excellent spatial mode (nearly TEM), low divergence and of reasonably good efficiency is discussed

  14. Improved scheme for estimating T-CONT bandwidth demand in status reporting DBA for NG-PON

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    Skubic, Björn; Chen, Biao; Chen, Jiajia; Ahmed, Jawwad; Wosinska, Lena

    2009-11-01

    A scheme for estimating T-CONT bandwidth demand within dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) for next-generation passive optical network (NG-PON) is proposed and evaluated. Estimating T-CONT bandwidth demand is considered as a main challenge in gigabit-capable passive optical network (GPON) DBA. The proposed minimum guaranteed T-CONT content (MGTC) scheme allows for a more conservative estimate of bandwidth demand. It is shown that at high load significant improvements in delay, jitter and bandwidth utilization can be achieved with the proposed scheme. For light loads the conventional scheme shows better delay performance. However, this may be overcome by controlled overgranting in the MGTC scheme.

  15. Combined Subcarrier Switch Off and Power Loading for 80 MHz Bandwidth WLANs

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    Punyal, Oscar; Gross, James

    2011-01-01

    Next generation wireless local area networks, like the upcoming IEEE 802.11ac, strive for large frequency band-widths to cope with the rising traffic demands. Bandwidths of 80 MHz or even 160 MHz are being considered, where a significant frequency diversity among OFDM subcarriers is likely to exist. With a potentially large number of highly attenuated subcarriers it is not clear if the system should better avoid their usage for payload transmission. Such an approach can improve the error perf...

  16. General model for delayed feedback and its application to transimpedance amplifier's bandwidth optimization

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    Alves, L. N.; Barbosa, L; Macedo, E.A.L.; Aguiar, R. L.

    2006-01-01

    Delays in real systems can be of two types: i) intrinsic delays - due to the physical principles of operation of each electronic device; ii) designed delays - due to extra circuits used to add the desired delay. Previous work established the possibility of achieving bandwidth improvements using small delays inside the feedback loop of feedback amplifiers. The modeling approach followed on these contributions used only one designed delay element. The bandwidth reduction effect due to intrinsic...

  17. On the Importance of Bandwidth Control Mechanisms for Scheduling on Large Scale Heterogeneous Platforms

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    Rejeb, Hejer; Beaumont, Olivier

    2009-01-01

    We study three scheduling problems (file redistribution, independent tasks scheduling and broadcasting) on large scale heterogeneous platforms under the Bounded Multi-port Model. In this model, each node is associated to an incoming and outgoing bandwidth and it can be involved in an arbitrary number of communications, provided that neither its incoming nor its outgoing bandwidths are exceeded. This model well corresponds to modern networking technologies, it can be used when programming at T...

  18. A novel dynamic bandwidth selection method for thinning noisy point clouds

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    Öztürk, Mehmet; HASIRCI, Zeynep

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a dynamic bandwidth selection method for thinning noisy point clouds into curves. Due to the nonhomogeneous distribution of noise or varying curvature of the data, the thinning procedure requires a dynamically adjusted bandwidth along the curve. On the other hand, the selected local region must be sorted along a suitable direction vector for local curve fitting purposes. The contribution of this paper to the field is 2-folded: first, a normalized eigenvalue ana...

  19. Tuning gain and bandwidth of traveling wave tubes using metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures

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    We employ metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures for tuning the gain and bandwidth of short traveling wave tubes. The interaction structures are made from metal rings of uniform cross section, which are periodically deployed along the length of the traveling wave tube. The aspect ratio of the ring cross sections is adjusted to control both gain and bandwidth. The frequency of operation is controlled by the filling fraction of the ring cross section with respect to the size of the period cell.

  20. Energy-bandwidth trade-off in all-optical photonic crystal microcavity switches

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    Heuck, Mikkel; Kristensen, Philip Trøst; Mørk, Jesper

    2011-01-01

    The performance of all-optical switches is a compromise between the achievable bandwidth of the switched signal and the energy requirement of the switching operation. In this work we consider a system consisting of a photonic crystal cavity coupled to two input and two output waveguides. As a specific example of a switching application, we investigate the demultiplexing of an optical time division multiplexed signal. To quantify the energy-bandwidth trade-off, we introduce a figure of merit f...

  1. DSS-28: a novel wide bandwidth radio telescope devoted to educational outreach

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    Jones, Glenn; Weinreb, Sander; Mani, Hamdi; Smith, Stephen; Teitelbaum, Lawrence; Hofstadter, Mark; Kuiper, Thomas B. H.; Imbriale, William A.; Dorcey, Ryan; Leflang, John

    2010-07-01

    We have recently equipped the 34-meter DSS-28 radio telescope at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex with a novel wide bandwidth radiometer and digital signal processor as part of the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) educational outreach program operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Lewis Center for Educational Research. The system employs a cryogenically cooled wide bandwidth quad-ridge feed and InP low noise amplifiers to achieve excellent noise performance from 2.7 to 14 GHz; a fractional bandwidth better than 4:1. Four independently tunable dual-polarization receivers each down-convert a 2 GHz block to baseband, providing access to 8 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth. A flexible FPGA-based signal processor has been constructed using CASPER FPGA hardware and tools to take advantage of this enormous bandwidth. This system demonstrates many of the enabling wide bandwidth technologies that will be crucial to maximizing the utility of future large centimeter-wavelength arrays, in particular the Square Kilometer Array. The GAVRT program has previously used narrow bandwidth total power radiometers to study flux variability of quasars and the outer planets. The versatility of DSS-28 will enable other projects including spectroscopy and SETI. Finally, the wide instantaneous bandwidth available makes this system uniquely suited for studying transient radio pulses. A configuration of the digital signal processor has been developed which provides the capability of recording a burst of raw baseband voltage data triggered by a real-time incoherent dedispersion system which is very sensitive to pulses from a known source, such as the Crab Nebula pulsar.

  2. Efficient Bandwidth Allocation for Integrated Services in Broadband Wireless ATM Networks

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    Liu, Hong; Dittmann, Lars; Gliese, Ulrik Bo; Danielsen, Per Lander

    1999-01-01

    An efficient bandwidth allocation scheme is proposed for supporting intergrated services in wireless ATM networks. These include CBR, VBR amd ABR types of traffic. The proposed scheme is based om A-PRMA for carrying ATM traffic in a dynamic TDMA type access system. It allows mobile users to adjust the reserved bandwidth according to their current demands and the wireless channel status. Extensive simulation results show that the proposed scheme can provide QoS guarantees with low cell transfer d...

  3. GBAS: Generalized Bandwidth Adaptation System for Enhancing Multimedia Transmission Over Multi-Cell Wireless Networks

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    Omar Said

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays, multimedia Quality of Services (QoS) is considered a very important research issue. In cellular infrastructure wireless networks, a user can move from one cell to another. Hence; a large number of handoff events may occur during a typical session. In case of running multimedia applications with a limited bandwidth, new, handoff, and waiting calls may be dropped. This paper proposes enhancements for the Generalized Bandwidth Adaptation System which is used for multimedia transmission...

  4. Gap-Coupling: A Potential Method for Enhancing the Bandwidth of Microstrip Antennas

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    Singh, G; KUMAR, P

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a technical review on gap-coupled microstrip antennas is presented. The gap-coupled microstrip antennas give a large bandwidth as compared to the conventional microstrip antennas. The method of bandwidth enhancement using gap-coupled microstrip antennas has been elaborated. The gap-coupled microstrip antennas also produce two resonances. The dual frequency operation of the gap-coupled microstrip antenna is also described. A research overview of gap-coupled microstrip antennas, ...

  5. Design and Simulation of Microstrip E-shaped Patch Antenna for Improved Bandwidth and Directive Gain

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    Prof. Jaikaran Singh,; Prof. Mukesh Tiwari,; Ms. Neha Patel

    2014-01-01

    Despite the many advantages of microstrip patch antennas, they do have some considerable drawbacks. One of the main limitations with patch antennas is their inherently narrowband performance due to its resonant nature. With bandwidth as low as a few percent; broadband applications using conventional patch designs are limited. So for the antenna miniaturization and bandwidth improvement E-shaped microstrip patch antenna used. In this paper, authors cover two aspects of microstrip antenna de...

  6. A Survey of Dynamic-centric Bandwidth Allocation Technique for Wireless Networks

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    Bakkiam David Deebak; Rajappa Muthaiah; Thenmozhi, K.; Pitchai Iyer Swaminathan

    2014-01-01

    Objective of the study is to study and analyze the dynamic-centric metrics of bandwidth allocation and estimation for wireless networks. We also extend the objective to probe Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning guarantee for infeasible packet routing networking protocols. This study signifies the bandwidth sharing scheme for real time and non-real time based. So far, the researchers have not examined this signification to have a good impact on throughput ...

  7. Effect of bandwidth extension to telephone speech recognition in cochlear implant users

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    Liu, Chuping; Fu, Qian-Jie; Narayanan, Shrikanth S.

    2009-01-01

    The present study investigated a bandwidth extension method to enhance telephone speech understanding for cochlear implant (CI) users. The acoustic information above telephone speech transmission range (i.e., 3400 Hz) was estimated based on trained models describing the relation between narrow-band and wide-band speech. The effect of the bandwidth extension method was evaluated with IEEE sentence recognition tests in seven CI users. Results showed a relatively modest but significant improveme...

  8. Tuning gain and bandwidth of traveling wave tubes using metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures

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    Lipton, Robert; Polizzi, Anthony

    2014-10-01

    We employ metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures for tuning the gain and bandwidth of short traveling wave tubes. The interaction structures are made from metal rings of uniform cross section, which are periodically deployed along the length of the traveling wave tube. The aspect ratio of the ring cross sections is adjusted to control both gain and bandwidth. The frequency of operation is controlled by the filling fraction of the ring cross section with respect to the size of the period cell.

  9. Tuning gain and bandwidth of traveling wave tubes using metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures

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    Lipton, Robert

    2014-01-01

    We employ metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures for tuning the gain and bandwidth of short traveling wave tubes. The interaction structures are made from metal rings of uniform cross section, which are periodically deployed along the length of the traveling wave tube. The aspect ratio of the ring cross sections are adjusted to control both gain and bandwidth. The frequency of operation is controlled by the filling fraction of the ring cross section with respect to the period.

  10. Tuning gain and bandwidth of traveling wave tubes using metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures

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    Lipton, Robert, E-mail: lipton@math.lsu.edu; Polizzi, Anthony, E-mail: polizzi@math.lsu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-4918 (United States)

    2014-10-14

    We employ metamaterial beam-wave interaction structures for tuning the gain and bandwidth of short traveling wave tubes. The interaction structures are made from metal rings of uniform cross section, which are periodically deployed along the length of the traveling wave tube. The aspect ratio of the ring cross sections is adjusted to control both gain and bandwidth. The frequency of operation is controlled by the filling fraction of the ring cross section with respect to the size of the period cell.

  11. Log based Pipelined Backoff for Bandwidth Estimation in QoS enabled Multipath Routing for MANETs

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    N.SUMATHI,; DR. ANTONY SELVADOSS THANAMANI

    2010-01-01

    QoS enabled routing makes the utilization of resources more efficient by minimizing the unnecessary control messages and should not allow the transmissions that cannot meet the given QoS requirements. Due to the limited bandwidth constraint and dynamic topology of MANETS, supporting QoS is a challenging task. To improve the amount of unconsumed bandwidth and to reduce the overhead associated with the channel contention in MAC (Medium Access Control) layer, log based pipelined concept is appli...

  12. High-bandwidth laser frequency stabilization to a fiber-optic delay line.

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    Sheard, Benjamin S; Gray, Malcolm B; McClelland, David E

    2006-11-20

    Stabilization of laser frequency to interferometers with a large time delay in one arm is of significant interest to space-based gravitational wave detectors such as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. A recently proposed technique allows a control bandwidth larger than the inverse delay time to be achieved. We present experimental results demonstrating laser frequency stabilization to an optical fiber delay line. A control bandwidth approximately 50 times the inverse delay time is demonstrated. PMID:17086260

  13. BHCDA: Bandwidth Efficient Heterogeneity aware Cluster based Data Aggregation for Wireless Sensor Network

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    Dnyaneshwar, Mantri; Prasad, Neeli R.; Prasad, Ramjee

    2013-01-01

    The fundamental challenge in the design of Wireless sensor Network (WSNs) is proper utilization of resources which are scare. One of the critical challenges is to maximize the bandwidth utilization in data gathering from sensor nodes and forward to sink. The main design objective of this paper is to utilize the available bandwidth efficiently with reduced packet delivery ratio and throughput. BHCDA presents the solution for effective data gathering with in-network aggregation. It considers the n...

  14. Investigation of bandwidth utilisation methods to optimise performance in passive bistatic radar

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    Olsen, K. E.

    2011-01-01

    This thesis reports on research into the field of multiband Passive Bistatic Radar (PBR). The work is based on the premise that it is possible to improve on the PBR range resolution by exploiting the full broadcasted bandwidth from transmitters of opportunity. This work comprises both Frequency Modulated (FM) radio and Digital Video Broadcast - Terrestrial (DVB-T) waveforms. The work shows how the exploitation of the available frequency scattered bandwidth broadcasted from sing...

  15. From advertising profits to bandwidth prices-A quantitative methodology for negotiating premium peering

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    Gyarmati, Laszlo; Laoutaris, Nikolaos; Sdrolias, Kostas; Rodriguez, Pablo; Courcoubetis, Costas

    2014-01-01

    We have developed a first of its kind methodology for deriving bandwidth prices for premium direct peering between Access ISPs (A-ISPs) and Content and Service Providers (CSPs) that want to deliver content and services in premium quality. Our methodology establishes a direct link between service profitability, e.g., from advertising, user- and subscriber-loyalty, interconnection costs, and finally bandwidth price for peering. Unlike existing work in both the networking and e...

  16. Wide bandwidth chaotic signal generation in a monolithically integrated semiconductor laser via optical injection

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    Yin, Xue-Mei; Zhong, Zhu-Qiang; Zhao, Ling-Juan; Lu, Dan; Qiu, Hai-Ying; Xia, Guang-Qiong; Wu, Zheng-Mao

    2015-11-01

    Wide bandwidth chaotic signal generation in a three-section monolithically integrated semiconductor laser (MISL) under external optical injection is investigated experimentally. Through evaluating the effective bandwidth of chaotic signals, the influences of the optical injection on the bandwidth of chaotic signal from the MISL are analyzed. The experimental results indicate that, for the currents of the DFB section (IDFB) and the phase section (IP) are fixed at 70.00 mA and 34.00 mA, respectively, the effective bandwidth of chaos signal generated by the solitary MISL reaches its maximum value of 14.36 GHz when the current of the amplification section (IA) takes 23.22 mA. After an external optical injection is introduced into the MISL, the effective bandwidth of the generated chaotic signal can be beyond 2.5 times of the maximum value. Furthermore, the effects of the injection strength and the frequency detuning on the effective bandwidth of the generated chaotic signal are also discussed.

  17. Optimum ArFi laser bandwidth for 10nm node logic imaging performance

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    Alagna, Paolo; Zurita, Omar; Timoshkov, Vadim; Wong, Patrick; Rechtsteiner, Gregory; Baselmans, Jan; Mailfert, Julien

    2015-03-01

    Lithography process window (PW) and CD uniformity (CDU) requirements are being challenged with scaling across all device types. Aggressive PW and yield specifications put tight requirements on scanner performance, especially on focus budgets resulting in complicated systems for focus control. In this study, an imec N10 Logic-type test vehicle was used to investigate the E95 bandwidth impact on six different Metal 1 Logic features. The imaging metrics that track the impact of light source E95 bandwidth on performance of hot spots are: process window (PW), line width roughness (LWR), and local critical dimension uniformity (LCDU). In the first section of this study, the impact of increasing E95 bandwidth was investigated to observe the lithographic process control response of the specified logic features. In the second section, a preliminary assessment of the impact of lower E95 bandwidth was performed. The impact of lower E95 bandwidth on local intensity variability was monitored through the CDU of line end features and the LWR power spectral density (PSD) of line/space patterns. The investigation found that the imec N10 test vehicle (with OPC optimized for standard E95 bandwidth of300fm) features exposed at 200fm showed pattern specific responses, suggesting areas of potential interest for further investigation.

  18. Accounting for filter bandwidth improves the quantitative accuracy of bioluminescence tomography

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    Taylor, Shelley L.; Mason, Suzannah K. G.; Glinton, Sophie L.; Cobbold, Mark; Dehghani, Hamid

    2015-09-01

    Bioluminescence imaging is a noninvasive technique whereby surface weighted images of luminescent probes within animals are used to characterize cell count and function. Traditionally, data are collected over the entire emission spectrum of the source using no filters and are used to evaluate cell count/function over the entire spectrum. Alternatively, multispectral data over several wavelengths can be incorporated to perform tomographic reconstruction of source location and intensity. However, bandpass filters used for multispectral data acquisition have a specific bandwidth, which is ignored in the reconstruction. In this work, ignoring the bandwidth is shown to introduce a dependence of the recovered source intensity on the bandwidth of the filters. A method of accounting for the bandwidth of filters used during multispectral data acquisition is presented and its efficacy in increasing the quantitative accuracy of bioluminescence tomography is demonstrated through simulation and experiment. It is demonstrated that while using filters with a large bandwidth can dramatically decrease the data acquisition time, if not accounted for, errors of up to 200% in quantitative accuracy are introduced in two-dimensional planar imaging, even after normalization. For tomographic imaging, the use of this method to account for filter bandwidth dramatically improves the quantitative accuracy.

  19. On Bandwidth Characteristics of Tuning Fork Micro-Gyroscope with Mechanically Coupled Sense Mode

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    Yunfang Ni

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The bandwidth characteristics of a tuning fork micro-gyroscope with mechanically coupled sense mode were investigated in this paper to provide some references for mechanical bandwidth design. The concept of sense mode mechanical coupling is introduced first. Theoretical frequency response analyses were then carried out on the mechanical part of the gyroscope. Equations representing the relationships between the differential output signal and the frequency of the input angular rate were deduced in full frequency range and further simplified in low frequency range. Based on these equations, bandwidth characteristics under ideal and non-ideal conditions are discussed. Analytical results show that under ideal conditions, the bandwidth characteristics of a tuning fork micro-gyroscope are similar to those of a single mass micro-gyroscope, but under non-ideal conditions, especially when sense mass and/or stiffness are asymmetric, the bandwidth characteristics would be quite different because the in-phase mode would participate in the anti-phase vibration response. Experimental verifications were carried out on two micro-gyroscope prototypes designed in our laboratory. The deduced equations and analytical results can be used in guiding the mechanical bandwidth design of tuning fork micro-gyroscopes with mechanically coupled sense mode.

  20. Hybrid Channel Allocation with Priority on Bandwidth Sharing in Wireless Mobile Networks

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    K.Venkatachalam

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of future wireless mobile multimedia networks is to provide services efficiently to the mobile users in all environments. In wireless mobile Communication the channel allocation and bandwidth sharing are the major factors and quality of service is the important issue to decide the system performance. In this work a Hybrid Channel Allocation(HCAstrategy for channel allocation and a novel bandwidth sharing technique applied to Hybrid Channel Allocation strategy for Quality of Service(QoS provisioning are implemented. The proposed HCA strategy considers new calls in Fixed Channel Allocation (FCA method and handoff calls in Dynamic Channel Allocation (DCA method. In the bandwidth sharing of mobile multimedia calls, a multimedia call is considered as a combination of three classes namely voice of CBR, Voice with low rate video of CBR and Voice with high rate video of VBR. Priority of the above classes and a new bandwidth sharing method is implemented. When the required bandwidth is not available for a handoff (HO call, it rejects a low Priority class and postpones bandwidth sharing to the class, that may cause delay, but it is not a major problem for the Quality of Service (QoS. Our method decreases the handoff call dropping probability (CDP when compared with Without Control method (WCM. It also improves the communication quality of handoff calls in mobile multimedia networks.

  1. Studies of bandwidth dependence of laser plasma instabilities driven by the Nike laser

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    Weaver, J.; Kehne, D.; Obenschain, S.; Serlin, V.; Schmitt, A. J.; Oh, J.; Lehmberg, R. H.; Brown, C. M.; Seely, J.; Feldman, U.

    2012-10-01

    Experiments at the Nike laser facility of the Naval Research Laboratory are exploring the influence of laser bandwidth on laser plasma instabilities (LPI) driven by a deep ultraviolet pump (248 nm) that incorporates beam smoothing by induced spatial incoherence (ISI). In early ISI studies with longer wavelength Nd:glass lasers (1054 nm and 527 nm),footnotetextObenschain, PRL 62(1989);Mostovych, PRL 62(1987);Peyser, Phys. Fluids B 3(1991). stimulated Raman scattering, stimulated Brillouin scattering, and the two plasmon decay instability were reduced when wide bandwidth ISI (??/?˜0.03-0.19%) pulses irradiated targets at moderate to high intensities (10^14-10^15 W/cm^2). The current studies will compare the emission signatures of LPI from planar CH targets during Nike operation at large bandwidth (??˜1THz) to observations for narrower bandwidth operation (??˜0.1-0.3THz). These studies will help clarify the relative importance of the short wavelength and wide bandwidth to the increased LPI intensity thresholds observed at Nike. New pulse shapes are being used to generate plasmas with larger electron density scale-lengths that are closer to conditions during pellet implosions for direct drive inertial confinement fusion.

  2. Bandwidth limitation in QPSK optical coherent receiver with DAML carrier phase estimation

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    Chen, Jian; Feng, Tianping; Fan, Yuanwei; Ma, Zhaohui; You, Xiaodi

    2015-08-01

    We study the limitation of electrical bandwidth in QPSK optical coherent receiver with decision-aided maximum likelihood (DAML) carrier phase estimation. Before signal sampling, a low-pass rectangular filter is utilized to model the bandwidth limitation of electronic devices in the receiver. On one hand the limited bandwidth can reduce the power of additive noise, on the other hand it would distort the signal since inter-symbol interference (ISI) between adjacent symbols occurs. In this paper we discuss the effects on signal amplitude and phase caused by ISI and find original distribution of QPSK constellation points will shift due to ISI. When adjacent symbol interference, that is, the ISI effect of one previous symbol, is taken into account, the distribution changes into the form of 16-QAM, while changing as 4K+1-QAM if K previous symbols are considered. The impact on the subsequent DAML algorithm and the final bit error rate (BER) calculation due to constellation points shifts are analyzed intensively. Monte-Carlo (MC) simulation results show that 0.7 to 0.9 times symbol rate is a reasonable bandwidth range for different optical signal to noise ratios (OSNRs), and optimum bandwidth is often inside this range. Results also reveal that filter-induced ISI would degrade the BER performance of DAML receiver when OSNR is over 10 dB.

  3. GBAS: Generalized Bandwidth Adaptation System for Enhancing Multimedia Transmission Over Multi-Cell Wireless Networks

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    Omar Said

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, multimedia Quality of Services (QoS is considered a very important research issue. In cellular infrastructure wireless networks, a user can move from one cell to another. Hence; a large number of handoff events may occur during a typical session. In case of running multimedia applications with a limited bandwidth, new, handoff, and waiting calls may be dropped. This paper proposes enhancements for the Generalized Bandwidth Adaptation System which is used for multimedia transmission over multi-cell wireless networks and demonstrated by the author in a previous work. Our proposed extended system monitors the multimedia sessions to create the new bandwidth values in case of significant changes or calls starvation. The enhancement criteria are done over three interlocutors. The first one is to add some new features such as distance between cells, waiting calls, starved calls bandwidth considerations and call prioritization technique. The second one is to recover some drawbacks such as huge number of management messages. The third one is to make some old issues more scalable such as normal degree division to be multi-values and starting with minimum degree bandwidth. Also, statistical analysis for the enhanced version is demonstrated. Furthermore, a simulation environment to test our proposed system is constructed. Finally, comparing these results with the old trials results is demonstrated to make sure that our proposed system enhances other old trials.

  4. Optimization of Inter-network Bandwidth Resources for Large-Scale Data Transmission

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    Mu Zhang

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In order to solve problems such as low resources utilization of data center backbone bandwidth and expensive daily expenses caused by the tidal effect in the transition of large-scale network data, the new optimization method of bandwidth resource for bulk data transfer is proposed. This method finishes the bulk data transfer by taking full advantage of the idle channel bandwidth. Firstly, the dynamic idle network bandwidth resource was switched into the static flow network; and then the max-min fair multi-commodity flow model is built on the basis of static network; finally, the iterative technique is used to solve the programming model for getting the maximum transport flows and the corresponding transmission path of bulk data transfer. The simulation method was used to test this optimization project. The results show that the optimization method proposed by the paper can significantly improve the utilization of data center backbone bandwidth resource, and the maximum amount of data transmission and the speed of data transfer have been obviously increased

  5. Enhanced Shared-TDD Based Hybrid WDM/TDM-PON with Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Scheme

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    Jung, Bokrae; Kim, Min-Gon; Kim, Byong-Whi; Kang, Minho

    Although wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical network (WDM-PON) is known as a high-speed transfer, it creates high channel costs per subscriber and low bandwidth utilization due to the fact that a wavelength is dedicated to each subscriber. Thus, it is imperative to reduce channel costs per subscriber and improve the bandwidth utilization. To achieve these, we first adopt a existing WDM-PON, which uses the bidirectional transmission with a single source for cost-efficiency by employing a gain-saturated reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA). Secondly, based on the existing WDM-PON, we propose an enhanced hybrid WDM/TDM-PON, which can extend the number of subscribers supported in each wavelength with splitters in the physical layer and a shared-time division duplex (TDD) frame format in the media access control (MAC) layer. Moreover, it can adaptively control the bandwidth through a dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) scheme according to the volume of traffic. Compared to the non TDD-based hybrid WDM/TDM-PON, it can reduce channel costs per subscriber from the extended number of subscribers supported in each wavelength. Furthermore, due to the DBA, it can improve the total queueing delay and throughput, and thus increase the bandwidth utilization.

  6. Impact of bandwidth on contrast sensitive structures for low k1 lithography

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    Conley, Will; Hsieh, Simon; Alagna, Paolo; Hou, Yaching; Martinez, Pedro

    2015-03-01

    Double-patterning ArF immersion lithography continues to advance the patterning resolution and overlay requirements and has enabled the continuation of semiconductor bit-scaling. Over the years Lithography Engineers continue to focus on CD control, overlay and process capability to meet current node requirements for yield and device performance. Reducing or eliminating variability in any process will have significant impact, but the sources of variability in any lithography process are many. The goal from the light source manufacturer is to further enable capability and reduce variation through a number of parameters. Recent improvements in bandwidth control have been realized in the XLR platform with Cymer's DynaPulseTM control technology. This reduction in bandwidth variation could translate in the further reduction of CD variation in device structures. The Authors will discuss the impact that these improvements in bandwidth control have on advanced lithography applications. This can translate to improved CD control and higher wafer yields. A simulation study investigates the impact of bandwidth on contrast sensitive device layers such as contacts and 1x metal layers. Furthermore, the Authors will discuss the impact on process window through pitch and the overlapping process window through pitch that has been investigated. These improvements will be further quantified by the analysis of statistical bandwidth variation and the impact on CD.

  7. Maximum Bandwidth Enhancement of Current Mirror using Series-Resistor and Dynamic Body Bias Technique

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    V. Niranjan

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper introduces a new approach for enhancing the bandwidth of a low voltage CMOS current mirror. The proposed approach is based on utilizing body effect in a MOS transistor by connecting its gate and bulk terminals together for signal input. This results in boosting the effective transconductance of MOS transistor along with reduction of the threshold voltage. The proposed approach does not affect the DC gain of the current mirror. We demonstrate that the proposed approach features compatibility with widely used series-resistor technique for enhancing the current mirror bandwidth and both techniques have been employed simultaneously for maximum bandwidth enhancement. An important consequence of using both techniques simultaneously is the reduction of the series-resistor value for achieving the same bandwidth. This reduction in value is very attractive because a smaller resistor results in smaller chip area and less noise. PSpice simulation results using 180 nm CMOS technology from TSMC are included to prove the unique results. The proposed current mirror operates at 1Volt consuming only 102 µW and maximum bandwidth extension ratio of 1.85 has been obtained using the proposed approach. Simulation results are in good agreement with analytical predictions.

  8. Improving QoS Of WiMAX By On_Demand Bandwidth Allocation Based On PMP Mode

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    ZhenTao Sun; Abdullah Gani; XiuYing Sun; Ning Liu

    2011-01-01

    Abstract—The bandwidth allocation in both wired and wireless networks has posed great challenges to network engineers for improving desirable Quality of Service (QoS), Bandwidth allocation is always an important element for improve QoS of network. Despite this, IEEE 802.16e-2005 does not have a bandwidth allocation algorithm or mechanism to support (worldwide interoperability for microwave access) WiMAX network presently. This includes both uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) directions. Thus...

  9. Non-stationary 1D Thin Bed Model for Non-stationary Frequency Bandwidth Expansion Algorithms

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    M. Sajid

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Seismic resolution has always been a quest of a geophysicist to obtain detailed structural and stratigraphic information from the seismic data. New algorithm developed for frequency bandwidth expansion are usually tested on stationary thin bed models before their implementation on real seismic data. These models are created by using the Ricker or Rayleigh criterion. But seismic wavelet is non-stationary, which changes its shape, amplitude and frequency contents as the wave propagates subsurface. A new technique is presented in this paper to create non-stationary thin bed model where the frequency bandwidth of the seismic wavelet decreases smoothly. The study describes the comprehensive mathematical formulation of new technique and testing of new bandwidth expansion algorithms like Differential Resolution and Short Time Fourier Transform Half Cepstrum for their effectiveness for non-stationary and stationary thin bed models.

  10. Bandwidth Efficient Multicasting Operation in AODV Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

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    Gurpreet Singh Bagga

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Multicasting technique provides an important service for improving throughput, bandwidth and delay of distributed systems and applications. In unicast and broadcast transmissions there is wastage of bandwidth, so multicasting transmission approach is used to deliver the data from sender to group of destinations. Reactive routing protocol is used for the route establishment from source to destination only when it is required. AODV and DSR are the reactive routing protocols which uses flooding approach for establishing the route from source to destination. In this approach network resource like bandwidth, node energy has been wasted. To overcome this problem, flooding approach will be replaced with the multicasting approach and outcomes are efficient in reducing delay, improving throughput.

  11. A Distributed Cluster Scheme For Bandwidth Management In Multi-hop MANETs

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    Pattanayak, Binod Kumar; Mishra, Manoj Kumar; Nayak, Manoj Ranjan

    2010-01-01

    Electronic collaboration among devices in a geographically localized environment is made possible with the implementation of IEEE 802.11 based wireless ad hoc networks. Dynamic nature of mobile ad hoc networks(MANETs) may lead to unpredictable intervention of attacks or fault occurrence, which consequently may partition the network, degrade its performance, violate the QoS requirements and most importantly, affect bandwidth allocation to mobile nodes in the network. In this paper, we propose a new distributed cluster scheme for MANETs, especially in harsh environments, based on the concept of survivability to support QoS requirements and to protect bandwidth efficiently. With the incorporation of clustering algorithms in survivability technology, we employ a simple network configuration and expect to reduce occurrences of faults in MANETs. At the same time, we address the scalability problem, which represents a great challenge to network configuration. We do expect a simplification of accessing bandwidth allo...

  12. BECPA : Bandwidth Efficient Cluster Based Packet Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Network

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    Dnyaneshwar, Mantri; Prasad, Neeli R.

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, energy consumption and data gathering is a foremost concern in many applications of wireless sensor networks (WSN). The major issue in WSN is effective utilization of the resource as energy and bandwidth with a large gathering of data from the monitoring and control applications. This paper proposes novel bandwidth efficient cluster based packet aggregation algorithm (BECPA) for heterogeneous WSN. It combines the idea of variable packet generation rate of each node with random data. The nodes are randomly distributed with different energy level with equal in numbers. It uses the perfectly compressible aggregation function at cluster head based on the correlation of packets and data generated by nodes. The aggregation functions prevent transmission of redundant packets. Compare to state-of-the-art solutions, the algorithm shows significant energy saving by reducing the number of packets at the sink with better bandwidth utilization in packet aggregation than data aggregation.

  13. Design and Simulation of Microstrip E-shaped Patch Antenna for Improved Bandwidth and Directive Gain

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    Prof. Jaikaran Singh

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Despite the many advantages of microstrip patch antennas, they do have some considerable drawbacks. One of the main limitations with patch antennas is their inherently narrowband performance due to its resonant nature. With bandwidth as low as a few percent; broadband applications using conventional patch designs are limited. So for the antenna miniaturization and bandwidth improvement E-shaped microstrip patch antenna used. In this paper, authors cover two aspects of microstrip antenna designs. The first is the analysis of single element narrowband rectangular microstrip antenna which operates at the central frequency of 6.5GHz. The second aspect is the analysis and design of slot cut E-shaped microstrip antenna. The simulation process has been done through high frequency structure simulator (HFSS. The properties of antenna such as bandwidth, return loss, VSWR has been investigated and compared between a single element rectangular and E-shaped microstrip antenna.

  14. Local intelligent electronic device (IED) rendering templates over limited bandwidth communication link to manage remote IED

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    Bradetich, Ryan; Dearien, Jason A; Grussling, Barry Jakob; Remaley, Gavin

    2013-11-05

    The present disclosure provides systems and methods for remote device management. According to various embodiments, a local intelligent electronic device (IED) may be in communication with a remote IED via a limited bandwidth communication link, such as a serial link. The limited bandwidth communication link may not support traditional remote management interfaces. According to one embodiment, a local IED may present an operator with a management interface for a remote IED by rendering locally stored templates. The local IED may render the locally stored templates using sparse data obtained from the remote IED. According to various embodiments, the management interface may be a web client interface and/or an HTML interface. The bandwidth required to present a remote management interface may be significantly reduced by rendering locally stored templates rather than requesting an entire management interface from the remote IED. According to various embodiments, an IED may comprise an encryption transceiver.

  15. Dynamic Online Bandwidth Adjustment Scheme Based on Kalai-Smorodinsky Bargaining Solution

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    Kim, Sungwook

    Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a cost effective method to provide integrated multimedia services. Usually heterogeneous multimedia data can be categorized into different types according to the required Quality of Service (QoS). Therefore, VPN should support the prioritization among different services. In order to support multiple types of services with different QoS requirements, efficient bandwidth management algorithms are important issues. In this paper, I employ the Kalai-Smorodinsky Bargaining Solution (KSBS) for the development of an adaptive bandwidth adjustment algorithm. In addition, to effectively manage the bandwidth in VPNs, the proposed control paradigm is realized in a dynamic online approach, which is practical for real network operations. The simulations show that the proposed scheme can significantly improve the system performances.

  16. On Artificial Magneto-Dielectric Loading for Improving the Impedance Bandwidth Properties of Microstrip Antennas

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    Ikonen, P; Simovski, C; Tretyakov, S A; Ikonen, Pekka; Maslovski, Stanislav; Simovski, Constantin; Tretyakov, Sergei

    2005-01-01

    In the present paper we discuss the effect of artificial magneto-dielectric substrates on the impedance bandwidth properties of microstrip antennas. The results found in the literature for antenna miniaturization using magnetic or magneto-dielectric substrates are revised, and discussion is addressed to the practically realizable artificial magnetic media operating in the microwave regime. Using a transmission-line model we, first, reproduce the known results for antenna miniaturization with non-dispersive material fillings. Next, a realistic dispersive behavior of a practically realizable artificial substrate is embedded into the model, and we show that frequency dispersion of the substrate plays a very important role in the impedance bandwidth characteristics of the loaded antenna. The impedance bandwidths of reduced size patch antennas loaded with dispersive magneto-dielectric substrates and high-permittivity substrates are compared. It is shown that unlike substrates with dispersion-free permeability, pra...

  17. Narrowing the filter-cavity bandwidth in gravitational-wave detectors via optomechanical interaction.

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    Ma, Yiqiu; Danilishin, Shtefan L; Zhao, Chunnong; Miao, Haixing; Korth, W Zach; Chen, Yanbei; Ward, Robert L; Blair, D G

    2014-10-10

    We propose using optomechanical interaction to narrow the bandwidth of filter cavities for achieving frequency-dependent squeezing in advanced gravitational-wave detectors, inspired by the idea of optomechanically induced transparency. This can allow us to achieve a cavity bandwidth on the order of 100 Hz using small-scale cavities. Additionally, in contrast to a passive Fabry-Pérot cavity, the resulting cavity bandwidth can be dynamically tuned, which is useful for adaptively optimizing the detector sensitivity when switching amongst different operational modes. The experimental challenge for its implementation is a stringent requirement for very low thermal noise of the mechanical oscillator, which would need a superb mechanical quality factor and a very low temperature. We consider one possible setup to relieve this requirement by using optical dilution to enhance the mechanical quality factor. PMID:25375698

  18. High bandwidth, high responsivity waveguide-coupled germanium p-i-n photodiode.

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    Lischke, Stefan; Knoll, Dieter; Mai, Christian; Zimmermann, Lars; Peczek, Anna; Kroh, Marcel; Trusch, Andreas; Krune, Edgar; Voigt, Karsten; Mai, A

    2015-10-19

    A novel waveguide-coupled germanium p-i-n photodiode is demonstrated which combines high responsivity with very high -3 dB bandwidth at a medium dark current. Bandwidth values are 40 GHz at zero bias and more than 70 GHz at -1 V. Responsivity at 1.55 µm wavelength ranges from 0.84 A/W at zero bias to 1 A/W at -1 V. Room temperature dark current density at -1 V is about 1 A/cm2. The high responsivity mainly results from the use of a new, low-loss contact scheme, which moreover also reduces the negative effect of photo carrier diffusion on bandwidth. PMID:26480381

  19. Power-Bandwidth Tradeoff in Dense Multi-Antenna Relay Networks

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    Oyman, Ozgur

    2007-01-01

    We consider a dense fading multi-user network with multiple active multi-antenna source-destination pair terminals communicating simultaneously through a large common set of $K$ multi-antenna relay terminals in the full spatial multiplexing mode. We use Shannon-theoretic tools to analyze the tradeoff between energy efficiency and spectral efficiency (known as the power- bandwidth tradeoff) in meaningful asymptotic regimes of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and network size. We design linear distributed multi-antenna relay beamforming (LDMRB) schemes that exploit the spatial signature of multi-user interference and characterize their power-bandwidth tradeoff under a system wide power constraint on source and relay transmissions. The impact of multiple users, multiple relays and multiple antennas on the key performance measures of the high and low SNR regimes is investigated in order to shed new light on the possible reduction in power and bandwidth requirements through the usage of such practical relay cooperation...

  20. Optical Sideband Generation: a Longitudinal Electron Beam Diagnostic Beyond the Laser Bandwidth Resolution Limit

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    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Tilborg, J. van; Matlis, N. H.; Plateau, G. R.; Leemans, W. P.

    2010-06-01

    Electro-optic sampling (EOS) is widely used as a technique to measure THz-domain electric field pulses such asthe self-fields of femtosecond electron beams. We present an EOS-based approach for single-shot spectral measurement that excels in simplicity (compatible with fiber integration) and bandwidth coverage (overcomes the laser bandwidth limitation), allowing few-fs electron beams or single-cycle THz pulses to be characterized with conventional picosecond probes. It is shown that the EOS-induced optical sidebands on the narrow-bandwidth optical probe are spectrally-shifted replicas of the THz pulse. An experimental demonstration on a 0-3 THz source is presented.

  1. Angular phase-matching bandwidths in biaxial nonlinear crystals for frequency converters

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    It is shown that the angular phase-matching bandwidths in biaxial nonlinear crystals in the general case must be calculated in the coordinate system in which the angular deviations of the crystal and the laser beam divergence are determined consistently. The angular phase-matching bandwidths in this coordinate system may considerably differ from the conventionally determined values. The optimum orientation of the coordinate system for determining the angular phase-matching bandwidths is found. It is established that, in the general case in biaxial crystals, as in uniaxial ones, phase matching is always angle-critical along one coordinate and noncritical along the other and that it is possible to realise angle-noncritical phase matching of the fourth order. (nonlinear optical phenomena)

  2. Photonic generation of low phase noise arbitrary chirped microwave waveforms with large time-bandwidth product.

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    Xie, Weilin; Xia, Zongyang; Zhou, Qian; Shi, Hongxiao; Dong, Yi; Hu, Weisheng

    2015-07-13

    We present a photonic approach for generating low phase noise, arbitrary chirped microwave waveforms based on heterodyne beating between high order correlated comb lines extracted from frequency-agile optical frequency comb. Using the dual heterodyne phase transfer scheme, extrinsic phase noises induced by the separate optical paths are efficiently suppressed by 42-dB at 1-Hz offset frequency. Linearly chirped microwave waveforms are achieved within 30-ms temporal duration, contributing to a large time-bandwidth product. The linearity measurement leads to less than 90 kHz RMS frequency error during the entire chirp duration, exhibiting excellent linearity for the microwave and sub-THz waveforms. The capability of generating arbitrary waveforms up to sub-THz band with flexible temporal duration, long repetition period, broad bandwidth, and large time-bandwidth product is investigated and discussed. PMID:26191866

  3. Optical Sideband Generation: a Longitudinal Electron Beam Diagnostic Beyond the Laser Bandwidth Resolution Limit

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    Electro-optic sampling (EOS) is widely used as a technique to measure THz-domain electric field pulses such asthe self-fields of femtosecond electron beams. We present an EOS-based approach for single-shot spectral measurement that excels in simplicity (compatible with fiber integration) and bandwidth coverage (overcomes the laser bandwidth limitation), allowing few-fs electron beams or single-cycle THz pulses to be characterized with conventional picosecond probes. It is shown that the EOS-induced optical sidebands on the narrow-bandwidth optical probe are spectrally-shifted replicas of the THz pulse. An experimental demonstration on a 0-3 THz source is presented.

  4. Bandwidth Impacts of Localizing Peer-to-Peer IP Video Traffic in Access and Aggregation Networks

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    Kenneth Kerpez

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the burgeoning impact of peer-to-peer (P2P traffic IP video traffic. High-quality IPTV or Internet TV has high-bandwidth requirements, and P2P IP video could severely strain broadband networks. A model for the popularity of video titles is given, showing that some titles are very popular and will often be available locally; making localized P2P attractive for video titles. The bandwidth impacts of localizing P2P video to try and keep traffic within a broadband access network area or within a broadband access aggregation network area are examined. Results indicate that such highly localized P2P video can greatly lower core bandwidth usage.

  5. A high-bandwidth amplitude estimation technique for dynamic mode atomic force microscopy

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    Karvinen, K. S., E-mail: Kai.Karvinen@uon.edu.au; Moheimani, S. O. R., E-mail: Reza.Moheimani@newcastle.edu.au [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308 (Australia)

    2014-02-15

    While often overlooked, one of the prerequisites for high-speed amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy is a high-bandwidth amplitude estimation technique. Conventional techniques, such as RMS to DC conversion and the lock-in amplifier, have proven useful, but offer limited measurement bandwidth and are not suitable for high-speed imaging. Several groups have developed techniques, but many of these are either difficult to implement or lack robustness. In this contribution, we briefly outline existing amplitude estimation methods and propose a new high-bandwidth estimation technique, inspired by techniques employed in microwave and RF circuit design, which utilizes phase cancellation to significantly improve the performance of the lock-in amplifier. We conclude with the design and implementation of a custom circuit to experimentally demonstrate the improvements and discuss its application in high-speed and multifrequency atomic force microscopy.

  6. Estimating individual listeners’ auditory-filter bandwidth in simultaneous and non-simultaneous masking

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    Buchholz, Jörg; Caminade, Sabine

    2010-01-01

    Frequency selectivity in the human auditory system is often measured using simultaneous masking of tones presented in notched noise. Based on such masking data, the equivalent rectangular bandwidth (ERB) of the auditory filters can be derived by applying the power spectrum model of masking and assuming a rounded-exponential filter shape. If a forward masking paradigm is used instead of simultaneous masking, filter estimates typically show significantly sharper tuning. This difference in frequency selectivity has commonly been related to spectral suppression mechanisms observed in the cochlea. Considering bandwidth estimates from previous studies based on forward masking, only average data across a number of subjects have been considered. The present study is concerned with bandwidth estimates in simultaneous and forward masking in individual normal-hearing subjects. In order to investigate the reliability of the individual estimates, a statistical resampling method is applied. It is demonstrated that a ratherlarge set of experimental data is required to reliably estimate auditory filter bandwidth, particularly in the case of simultaneous masking. The poor overall reliability of the filter estimates was found to be mainly related to the very short tone duration (i.e., 10 ms) that was chosen. Applying 300-ms long tones in simultaneous masking drastically improved the reliability of the filter estimates. The tone duration in forward masking had to be very short to elicit a sufficient amount of masking. Based on extensive data for three subjects, the difference between forward and simultaneous masking es-timates of auditory filter bandwidth was found to be even larger than previously reported, with a bandwidth decrease by a factor of about 1.8 rather than 1.4. The results of the study can be used to optimize the measures of frequency selectivity which is particularly useful when studying consequences of (individual) hearing impairment.

  7. Quantum-mechanical analysis of pulse reconstruction for a narrow bandwidth attosecond x-ray pulse

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    The photoelectron energy spectra (PESs) excited by narrow bandwidth attosecond x-ray pulses in the presence of a few-cycle laser are quantum-mechanically calculated. Transfer equations are used to reconstruct the detailed temporal structure of an attosecond x-ray pulse directly from a measured PES. Theoretical analysis shows that the temporal uncertainties of the pulse reconstruction depend on the x-ray bandwidth. The procedure of pulse reconstruction is direct and simple without making any previous pulse assumption, data fitting analysis and time-resolved measurement of PESs. The temporal measurement range is half of a laser optical cycle. (atomic and molecular physics)

  8. The large analog bandwidth recorder and digitizer with ordered readout (LABRADOR) ASIC

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    Three generations of full-custom analog integrated circuits designed for low-power, high-speed sampling of Radio-Frequency (RF) transients in excess of the Nyquist minimum have been developed. These 0.25?m CMOS devices are denoted the Large Analog Bandwidth Recorder and Digitizer with Ordered Readout (LABRADOR) ASICs and finally consist of nine channels of 260 deep sampling. Continuous sampling is provided with common stop capability. Input analog bandwidth is approximately 1 GHz and sampling speeds are adjustable from 0.02 to 3.7 GSa/s. Completely parallel internal conversion supports 12-bit digitization and readout of all 2340 cells in under 50?s

  9. Confidentiality & Authentication Mechanism for Biometric Information Transmitted over Low Bandwidth & Unreliable channel

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    Singh, Raju

    2011-01-01

    The security of bio-metric information - finger print, retina mapping, DNA mapping and some other chemical and biological modified genes related information - transfer through low bandwidth and unreliable or covert channel is challenging task. Therefore, Security of biometric information is essential requirement in this fast developing communication world. Thus, in this paper, we propose efficient and effective mechanism for confidentiality and authentication for biometric information transmitted by using arithmetic encoding representation over low bandwidth and unreliable channel. It enhances the speed of encryption, decryption and authentication process. It uses arithmetic encoding scheme and public key cryptography e.g. modified version of RSA algorithm called RSA-2 algorithm.

  10. Confidentiality & Authentication Mechanism for Biometric Information Transmitted over Low Bandwidth & Unreliable channel

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    Raju Singh

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The security of bio-metric information – finger print, retina mapping, DNA mapping and some otherchemical and biological modified genes related information - transfer through low bandwidth andunreliable or covert channel is challenging task. Therefore, Security of biometric information is essentialrequirement in this fast developing communication world. Thus, in this paper, we propose efficient andeffective mechanism for confidentiality and authentication for biometric information transmitted by usingarithmetic encoding representation over low bandwidth and unreliable channel. It enhances the speed ofencryption, decryption and authentication process. It uses arithmetic encoding scheme and public keycryptography e.g. modified version of RSA algorithm called RSA-2 algorithm.

  11. Low-Bandwidth Channel Quality Indication for OFDMA Frequency Domain Packet Scheduling

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    Kolding, Troels E.; Frederiksen, Frank; Pokhariyal, Akhilesh

    2007-01-01

     In this paper, we study methods for lowering the bandwidth needed for the UE to transmit channel quality indication (CQI) for time and frequency domain scheduling (FDPS) in OFDMA. We consider smart compression methods, such as threshold based indication, to only include scheduler-relevant information in the CQI. We find that a 60-70% CQI bandwidth reduction is possible with less than 5-10% impact on scheduling performance. Further, we consider the impact of lowering the CQI reporting rate on bo...

  12. Efficient Bandwidth Allocation for Integrated Services in Broadband Wireless ATM Networks

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    Liu, Hong; Dittmann, Lars

    1999-01-01

    An efficient bandwidth allocation scheme is proposed for supporting intergrated services in wireless ATM networks. These include CBR, VBR amd ABR types of traffic. The proposed scheme is based om A-PRMA for carrying ATM traffic in a dynamic TDMA type access system. It allows mobile users to adjust the reserved bandwidth according to their current demands and the wireless channel status. Extensive simulation results show that the proposed scheme can provide QoS guarantees with low cell transfer delay, high channel utilization (more than 70 %) and short buffer length requirements.

  13. Low Voltage CMOS Fully Differential Current Feedback Amplifier with Controllable 3-dB Bandwidth

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    This paper presents a new CMOS fully differential current feedback operational amplifier with controllable 3-dB bandwidth suitable for analog data processing and acquisition applications. The FDCFOA has the advantage of a wide range controllable 3-dB bandwidth (?57 MHz to 500 MHz) without changing the feedback resistance this guarantee the stability of the circuit. The FDCFOA has a standby current of 320?A. PSpice simulations of the FDCFOA block were given using 0.25?m CMOS technology from AMI MOSIS and dual supply voltages ±0.75 V

  14. BANDWIDTH AND GAIN INCREMENT OF MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA WITH SHIFTED ELLIPTICAL SLOT

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    ISHA PURI; ARCHANA AGRAWAL

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the increment in Bandwidth and Gain of Rectangular Microstrip Patch antenna with Shifted Elliptical slot. First we have designed a Rectangular microstrip patch antenna. After that an elliptical slot is cut inside a rectangular patch which is shifted towards right. The results of both the designs are compared and it was found that an increase in the bandwidth of 21% and gain of 7.21 dBi is being achieved as that of a simple Rectangular microstrip patch antenna. Microstrip ...

  15. A Literature Study on Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Mechanisms for Tandem Communication Networks

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Modeling and performance prediction are becoming increasingly important issues in the design and operation of computer communications systems. In this paper a review is carried out on how Tandem queuing models with Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation have been applied so far into the performance evaluation of Communication Networks. Queuing network models with finite/infinite capacity buffers and blocking have been applied as more realistic models of systems with finite capacity resources. First we review basic properties of exponential queuing systems, and then give an overview of recent progress made in the areas of dynamic bandwidth allocation for tandem queuing network models and performance measures.

  16. Chrome: Improving the Transmission Reliability by Bandwidth Optimization Using Hybrid Algorithm

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    Ajeeth Kumar J

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available An approach to improve the transmission reliability by network bandwidth optimization using the hybrid algorithm called chrome. The main objective is to design an optimization algorithm to achieve bandwidth optimization in wireless networks using hybrid of Particle Swarm Optimizatio n (PSO and Genetic Algorithm (GA which improves the transmission reliability. In this approach, global search character of PSO and local search character of GA are used. In chrome algorithm, the PSO algorithm is used to search around the environment and where ever necessary the GA’s searching techniques are used for optimization

  17. Bandwidth characteristics of multimedia data traffic on a local area network

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    Chuang, Shery L.; Doubek, Sharon; Haines, Richard F.

    1993-01-01

    Limited spacecraft communication links call for users to investigate the potential use of video compression and multimedia technologies to optimize bandwidth allocations. The objective was to determine the transmission characteristics of multimedia data - motion video, text or bitmap graphics, and files transmitted independently and simultaneously over an ethernet local area network. Commercial desktop video teleconferencing hardware and software and Intel's proprietary Digital Video Interactive (DVI) video compression algorithm were used, and typical task scenarios were selected. The transmission time, packet size, number of packets, and network utilization of the data were recorded. Each data type - compressed motion video, text and/or bitmapped graphics, and a compressed image file - was first transmitted independently and its characteristics recorded. The results showed that an average bandwidth of 7.4 kilobits per second (kbps) was used to transmit graphics; an average bandwidth of 86.8 kbps was used to transmit an 18.9-kilobyte (kB) image file; a bandwidth of 728.9 kbps was used to transmit compressed motion video at 15 frames per second (fps); and a bandwidth of 75.9 kbps was used to transmit compressed motion video at 1.5 fps. Average packet sizes were 933 bytes for graphics, 498.5 bytes for the image file, 345.8 bytes for motion video at 15 fps, and 341.9 bytes for motion video at 1.5 fps. Simultaneous transmission of multimedia data types was also characterized. The multimedia packets used transmission bandwidths of 341.4 kbps and 105.8kbps. Bandwidth utilization varied according to the frame rate (frames per second) setting for the transmission of motion video. Packet size did not vary significantly between the data types. When these characteristics are applied to Space Station Freedom (SSF), the packet sizes fall within the maximum specified by the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS). The uplink of imagery to SSF may be performed at minimal frame rates and/or within seconds of delay, depending on the user's allocated bandwidth. Further research to identify the acceptable delay interval and its impact on human performance is required. Additional studies in network performance using various video compression algorithms and integrated multimedia techniques are needed to determine the optimal design approach for utilizing SSF's data communications system.

  18. DNA translocation measurements through low-capacitance solid-state nanopore chips at high bandwidths

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    Chien, Chen-Chi; Niedzwiecki, David; Machielse, Bartholomeus; Balan, Adrian; Lin, Jianxun; Ong, Peijie; Shepard, Kenneth; Drndic, Marija

    2015-03-01

    We perform DNA translocation measurements with low-noise solid state nanopore chips. We obtain higher ion current signal-to-noise ratio and better resolution in ion current signals than previously reported in solid state nanopores at high bandwidths with chip capacitance lowering techniques of applying extra insulation on the chip surface. We show measurements of ion current during translocation of DNA molecules through thin silicon nitride (SiN) nanopores of small diameters at megahertz bandwidths with enhanced ionic signal-to-noise ratios. We further discuss how these results possibly pave the way towards identifying intramolecular DNA sequences with solid-state nanopores.

  19. Narrow Bandwidth 850-nm Fiber Bragg Gratings in Few-Mode Polymer Optical Fibers

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    Stefani, Alessio; Yuan, Wu; Markos, Christos; Bang, Ole

    2011-01-01

    We report on the inscription and characterization of narrow bandwidth fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with 850-nm resonance wavelength in polymer optical fibers (POFs). We use two fibers: an in-house fabricated microstructured POF (mPOF) with relative hole size of 0.5 and a commercial step-index POF, which supports six modes at 850 nm. The gratings have been written with the phase-mask technique and a 325-nm HeCd laser. The mPOF grating has a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) bandwidth of 0.29 nm an...

  20. Low Voltage, High Bandwidth & Input Impedance CMOS Differential Amplifier at NANO Scale

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    Adil Zaidi

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Since analog circuits have proved primarily essential in many of today’s high complex performance systems. This paper demonstrate designing and simulation of low power CMOS technology based differential amplifier at nano scale of different channel length(45nm,32nm,22nm via applying various supply voltages i.e. 1.1V, 0.95V , 0.9V respectively. Here the high input impedance, low power dissipation circuit is mainly characterized in terms of common mode rejection ratio (CMRR, voltage gain and gain band width product .The input impedance calculated are in the range of 190 G? (giga ohm, cut off frequency (-3db approximately greater than 50 MHz (mega hertz and average power dissipation in the order of less than 130 ?w (micro watt. The simulation result shows that all transistors are operated in saturation region, with this unique behavior of MOSFET transistor operating in this region not only allows a designer to work at a low voltage but also at a high frequency. Finally, the analog design consists of low operating voltages via very deep sub micron (nano scale technology.. The simulation is carried out using PTM Low Power 45nm, 32nm, & 22nm Metal Gate / High-K / Strained-Si technology with H-spice. A Matlab tool is also used to plot the graph of various parameters at different channel length in two dimensions (2-D.

  1. BANDWIDTH ENHANCED E- SHAPED MICROSTRIP ANTENNA WITH PAIR OF WIDE SLITS

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    Shushant Kumar Jain

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A single-layer single-patch wideband microstrip antenna could be developed, and impedance bandwidth greater than 30% can easily be achieved for a microstrip antenna with a probe feed, A broad-band design of a probe-fed rectangular patch antenna with a pair of wide slits is studied, and the simulated, radiation characteristics are studied. The proposed design is with an air substrate of thickness about 8% of the wavelength of the center operating frequency, the proposed antenna have an impedance bandwidth about 31.32%, with respect to center frequency. For frequencies within the impedance bandwidth, good radiation characteristics are also observed, with a peak antenna gain about 9.3 dBi.  in this paper the wide slits are inserted at one of the radiating edges of the rectangular patch and increasing the length, width of slits and reducing the distance between them upto the specific limit the, proposed design has achieved the wide impedance bandwidth and good radiation characteristics details of the proposed antenna and Some simulation results obtained by IE3D and are given.

  2. Maximizing the bandwidth of supercontinuum generation in As2Se3 chalcogenide fibers.

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    Hu, Jonathan; Menyuk, Curtis R; Shaw, L Brandon; Sanghera, Jasbinder S; Aggarwal, Ishwar D

    2010-03-29

    We describe in detail a procedure for maximizing the bandwidth of supercontinuum generation in As(2)Se(3) chalcogenide fibers and the physics behind this procedure. First, we determine the key parameters that govern the design. Second, we find the conditions for the fiber to be endlessly single-mode; the fiber should be endlessly single-mode to maintain high nonlinearity and low coupling loss. We find that supercontinuum generation in As(2)Se(3) fibers proceeds in two stages--an initial stage that is dominated by four-wave mixing and a later stage that is dominated by the Raman-induced soliton self-frequency shift. Third, we determine the conditions to maximize the Stokes wavelength that is generated by four-wave mixing in the initial stage. Finally, we put all these pieces together to maximize the bandwidth. We show that it is possible to generate an optical bandwidth of more than 4 microm with an input pump wavelength of 2.5 microm using an As(2)Se(3) fiber with an air-hole-diameter-to-pitch ratio of 0.4 and a pitch of 3 microm. Obtaining this bandwidth requires a careful choice of the fiber's waveguide parameters and the pulse's peak power and duration, which determine respectively the fiber's dispersion and nonlinearity. PMID:20389694

  3. An overview of high input impedance buffer amplifiers for wide bandwidth signals

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    Recent evaluations of wide bandwidth (150 MHz), high input impedance (>10 k?) amplifiers are shown. Included are discussions of noise performance, dynamic range, phase linearity, cost and other considerations. Accelerator applications for such amplifiers include diagnostic pickups, filters, and signal distribution systems. Operational experiences with pickup preamplifiers in the Fermilab Antiproton Source Damper systems are described. copyright 1995 American Institute of Physics

  4. Higher-order effects in bandwidth-limited soliton propagation in optical fibers

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    By means of numerical studies and soliton perturbation theory we examine the effects of higher-order linear and nonlinear terms in bandwidth-limited amplified soliton propagation. We show that these effects are responsible for strong reductions of soliton--soliton interaction in such systems

  5. Bandwidth increase by controlled angular dispersion of signal beam in optical parametric amplification.

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    Cardoso, Luis; Figueira, Gonçalo

    2004-07-12

    Angular dispersion of the signal beam inside the nonlinear media is introduced to improve the non-collinear phase-matching range. Simulations run for BBO crystals predict that bandwidth increase is possible for most of the application spectral range and that it can surpass one order of magnitude in some particular configurations. PMID:19483830

  6. Storing GHz bandwidth heralded single photons in a room-temperature raman memory: Efficiency and noise

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    Nunn, J; Michelberger, PS; Champion, TFM; Sprague, MR; Kacmarek, K; Saunders, D; Kolthammer, WS; Jin, X-M; England, DG; Walmsley, IA

    2014-01-01

    We store GHz-bandwidth heralded single photons in a room-temperature Raman memory, which is a crucial primitive for scalable quantum photonics. We discuss methods to suppress four-wave mixing noise, which accompanies the retrieved photons. © 2014 Optical Society of America.

  7. Performance of a High-Concentration Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier with 100 nm Amplification Bandwidth

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    Increasing demand for higher bandwidth has driven the need for higher Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) channels. One of the requirements to achieve this is a broadband amplifier. This paper reports the performance of a broadband, compact, high-concentration and silica-based erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The amplifier optimized to a 2.15 m long erbium-doped fiber with erbium ion concentration of 2000 ppm. The gain spectrum of the amplifier has a measured amplification bandwidth of 100 nm using a 980 nm laser diode with power of 150 mW. This silica-based EDFA shows lower noise figure, higher gain and wider bandwidth in shorter wavelengths compared to Bismuth-based EDFA with higher erbium ion concentration of 3250 ppm at equivalent EDF length. The silica-based EDF shows peak gain at 22 dB and amplification bandwidth between 1520 nm and 1620 nm. The lowest noise figure is 5 dB. The gain is further improved with the implementation of enhanced EDFA configurations.

  8. Bandwidth Dependence of Laser Plasma Instabilities Driven by the Nike KrF Laser

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    Weaver, J. L.; Oh, J.; Seely, J.; Kehne, D.; Brown, C. M.; Obenschain, S.; Serlin, V.; Schmitt, A. J.; Phillips, L.; Lehmberg, R. H.; McLean, E.; Manka, C.; Feldman, U.

    2011-10-01

    The Nike krypton-fluoride (KrF) laser at the Naval Research Laboratory operates in the deep UV (248 nm) and employs beam smoothing by induced spatial incoherence (ISI). In the first ISI studies at longer wavelengths (1054 nm and 527 nm) [Obenschain, PRL 62, 768(1989);Mostovych, PRL, 59, 1193(1987); Peyser, Phys. Fluids B 3, 1479(1991)], stimulated Raman scattering, stimulated Brillouin scattering, and the two plasmon decay instability were reduced when wide bandwidth ISI (?? / ? ~ 0.03-0.19%) pulses irradiated targets at moderate to high intensities (1014-1015W/cm2) . Recent Nike work showed that the threshold for quarter critical instabilities increased with the expected wavelength scaling, without accounting for the large bandwidth (?? ~ 1-3 THz). New experiments will compare laser plasma instabilities (LPI) driven by narrower bandwidth pulses to those observed with the standard operation. The bandwidth of KrF lasers can be reduced by adding narrow filters (etalons or gratings) in the initial stages of the laser. This talk will discuss the method used to narrow the output spectrum of Nike, the laser performance for this new operating mode, and target observations of LPI in planar CH targets. Work supported by DoE/NNSA.

  9. Modulation bandwidth enhancement of white-LED-based visible light communications using electrical equalizations

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    Kwon, D. H.; Yang, S. H.; Han, S. K.

    2015-01-01

    Utilizing the modulation capability of LEDs, there have been many studies about convergence technology to combine illumination and communication. The visible light communication (VLC) system has several advantages such as high security, immunity to RF interference and lower additional cost than comparing to LEDs just for illumination. However, modulation bandwidth of LEDs is not enough for various wireless communication systems. Since the commercial LEDs are designed only for lighting systems; we need an effort to enhance the modulation characteristics of LEDs. When the area of LED is increased, internal junction capacitance of LED is also increased depending on the area of LEDs and then the RC delay time of LED is increased. As a result, the modulation bandwidth of LEDs is limited by large RC delay time. In addition, frequency response of commercial white LED is degraded by the slow response time of the used yellow phosphor. Thus, modulation bandwidth of VLC system is limited to several MHz which is not enough to accommodate high data rate transmission. In this paper, we designed equalization circuit using RLC component for compensating the white LEDs frequency response. Also, we used blue filtering to improve frequency response of white LEDs, which is degraded by yellow phosphorescent component. Power loss by optical filtering and distance is compensated by convex lens. Consequently, we extend the modulation bandwidth of VLC system from 3 MHz to more than 180 MHz, and it allows NRZ-OOK data transmission up to 400 Mbps at 50 cm.

  10. A New Bandwidth Interval Based Forecasting Method for Enrollments Using Fuzzy Time Series

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    Hemant Kumar Pathak; Prachi Singh

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce the concept of (4/3)? bandwidth interval based forecasting. The historical enrollments of the university of Alabama are used to illustrate the proposed method. In this paper we use the new simplified technique to find the fuzzy logical relations.

  11. An Improved QoS Multipath Routing Using Bandwidth Estimation and Rate Adaptation

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    S. Suganya

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANETs are composed of nodes which communicate with one another without network infrastructure. Their advantage being that they can be used in isolation or along with wired infrastructure, usually via a gateway node to ensure traffic relay for both networks. Quality of Service (QoS is harder to ensure in ad hoc networks than in other network types, as wireless bandwidth is shared by adjacent nodes with network topology changing as nodes move. Most QoS protocols are implemented for specific scenarios and consider parameters such as network topologies, bandwidth, mobility, security and so on. This work proposes a novel multipath routing protocol which is an extension of AOMDV by discovering routes based on available bandwidth and rate adaptation. The method with Hello message box is used to calculate available bandwidth for a route. Relative Fairness and Optimized Throughput is an approach for rate adaptation in this paper which is to ensure fairness and allow nodes to adapt transmission rates and contention windows to channel quality. In sequence this is determined by calculating the access probability of a channel for each node in a distributed manner approximating successful and failed transmissions.

  12. Log based Pipelined Backoff for Bandwidth Estimation in QoS enabled Multipath Routing for MANETs

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available QoS enabled routing makes the utilization of resources more efficient by minimizing the unnecessary control messages and should not allow the transmissions that cannot meet the given QoS requirements. Due to the limited bandwidth constraint and dynamic topology of MANETS, supporting QoS is a challenging task. To improve the amount of unconsumed bandwidth and to reduce the overhead associated with the channel contention in MAC (Medium Access Control layer, log based pipelined concept is applied to backoff procedure. Due to this logarithmic pipelined concept, channel waiting time is reduced. This modified method is integrated with a multipath routing protocol called enhanced link disjoint AOMDV(Adhoc Ondemand Multipath Distance Vector which allows the establishment of multiple paths between a single source and destination node. Multiple paths can be useful in improving the effective bandwidth of communication pairs. This approach is implemented in NS2 simulator. Performance of this method is evaluated in terms of throughput, packet delivery ratio, effective bandwidth utilization, energy consumption.

  13. The Influence of Reduced Audible Bandwidth on Asynchronous Double-Vowel Identification

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    Valentine, Susie; Lentz, Jennifer J.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: In this study, the authors sought to determine whether reduced audible bandwidth associated with hearing loss contributes to difficulty benefiting from an onset asynchrony between sounds. Method: Synthetic double-vowel identification was measured for normal-hearing listeners and listeners with hearing loss. One vowel (Target 2) was 250 ms…

  14. Investigation of bandwidth, efficiency, and quality factor for circular patch antennas with magneto-dielectric substrate

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    Nour, Baqer; Breinbjerg, Olav

    2011-01-01

    This article documents an investigation of the effect of a magneto-dielectric substrate on the performance of a circular patch antenna; in particular, the radiation efficiency, the quality factor, and the bandwidth. Both analytical and numerical methods have been used to model the patch antenna. The numerical method is used for lossy substrates, while the analytical method is used for lossless substrates.

  15. Dynamic and balanced capacity allocation scheme with uniform bandwidth for OFDM-PON systems

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    Lei, Cheng; Chen, Hongwei; Chen, Minghua; Yu, Ying; Guo, Qiang; Yang, Sigang; Xie, Shizhong

    2015-03-01

    As the bitrate of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing passive optical network (OFDM-PON) system is continuously increasing, how to effectively allocate the system bandwidth among the huge number of optical network units (ONUs) is one of the key problems before OFDM-PON can be practical deployed. Unlike traditional bandwidth allocation scheme, in this paper, the transmission performance of single ONU is for the first time taken into consideration and optimized. To reduce the manufacturing complexity and fully utilize the processing ability of the receivers, the system bandwidth is equally distributed to the ONUs. Bit loading is used to allocate the total transmission capacity, and power loading is used to guarantee the ONUs have balanced transmission performance even if they operate at different bitrate. In this way, a dynamic and balanced capacity allocation scheme with uniform bandwidth for OFDM-PON systems can be realized. At last, an experimental system is established to verify the feasibility of the proposed scheme, and the influence that the scheme brings to the whole system is also analyzed.

  16. Extremely wide lasing bandwidth from InAs/InP quantumdash ridge-waveguide laser near 1.6 ?m

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    Khan, Mohammed Zahed Mustafa

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate an ultra-broad lasing bandwidth (-3dB) of > 50 nm utilizing InAs/InGaAlAs/InP quantum-dash ridge-waveguide laser using chirped AlGaInAs barrier layer thickness. Our device exhibits a recorded bandwidth and significant improvement of laser characteristics

  17. Preamplifier design with wide bandwidth using InGaP/GaAs HBT for 10-Gbps photoreceiver module

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    We report a preamplifier with wide bandwidth using high-speed and reliable InGaP/GaAs HBT applicable for 10-Gbps photoreceiver modules. The three-stage preamplifier with a negative feedback resistor demonstrates an effective transimpedance gain of 43 dB?, a -3-dB bandwidth of 14 GHz corresponding to a very high transimpedance-bandwidth product of 2.52 THz?, and an output return loss of -18 dB up to -3-dB bandwidth. This compact circuit is fabricated with an area of 800 X 700 ?m2. A photoreceiver module of surface-mountable package type, that is composed of preamplifier and photodiode of surface-illumination type, demonstrates an optical bandwidth of 7.5 GHz at ? = 1.55 ? m and a 45-psec rise/fall time for 10-Gbps. The module shows higher sensitivity for a 10-Gbps optical transmission system.

  18. Improving QoS Of WiMAX By On_Demand Bandwidth Allocation Based On PMP Mode

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    ZhenTao Sun

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract—The bandwidth allocation in both wired and wireless networks has posed great challenges to network engineers for improving desirable Quality of Service (QoS, Bandwidth allocation is always an important element for improve QoS of network. Despite this, IEEE 802.16e-2005 does not have a bandwidth allocation algorithm or mechanism to support (worldwide interoperability for microwave access WiMAX network presently. This includes both uplink (UL and downlink (DL directions. Thus, most of researches are focusing in this area. In order to improve the QoS of WiMAX demand, the total capacity of WiMAX system must be optimized. Thereby, in this research, a new bandwidth allocation mechanism for WiMAX network is proposed, called On Demand Bandwidth Allocation (ODBA. The proposed mechanism design has the management module in the Subscribe Station (SS, which is for management UL bandwidth, and one new module in the Base Station (BS. This includes UL/DL bandwidth allocation and service flow schedule. We tested the new mechanism by running in the simulation of OMNET++. As the results show that the ODBA mechanism has improve the scheduled probability (SP and increase the throughput of WiMAX network

  19. New Bandwidth Guaranteed QoS Routing Algorithm for MPLS Networks

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    Santosh Kulkarni

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Internet has become an integrated carrier gradually, which has multi business such as data, voice, video, multimedia and so on. New multimedia applications require the network to guarantee quality of service. MPLS network has the capability of routing with some specific constraints for supporting desired QoS, out of which bandwidth is the most important constraint. The efficient routing algorithm should have low computational complexity, high network utilization and low call blocking percentage. This paper proposes a new Bandwidth guaranteed QoS routing algorithm based on MPLS networks. It is based on three objectives: Minimum interference levels with other source destination node pairs, optimizing the network resource utilization using Dijkstra’s algorithm and reducing algorithm complexity. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm performs better in terms of network utilization, low call blocking percentage, reduced path length and low complexity.

  20. Bandwidth optimization of compact microstrip antenna for PCS/DCS/bluetooth application

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    Singh, Vinod; Ali, Zakir; Ayub, Shahanaz; Singh, Ashutosh

    2014-09-01

    A novel compact broadband microstrip patch antenna is presented for various wireless applications. The proposed antenna has been fabricated and the impedance bandwidth and radiation pattern are measured. The simulated and measured antenna characteristics along with radiation pattern and gain are presented. It is stated that the proposed designed antenna can completely cover the required band widths of Digital communication system (DCS 1.71-1.88 GHz), Personal communication system (PCS 1.85-1.88 GHz) and IEEE 802.11b/g (2.4-2.485 GHz) with satisfactory radiation characteristics. The Experimental result shows that the proposed antenna presents a bandwidth 60.25% covering the range of 1.431-2.665 GHz with the maximum radiation efficiency 90%.

  1. Steady-state entanglement of cavity arrays in finite-bandwidth squeezed reservoirs

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    Zippilli, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    When two chains of quantum systems are driven at their ends by a two-mode squeezed reservoir, they approach a steady state characterized by the formation of many entangled pairs. Each pair is made of one element of the first and one of the second chain. This effect has been already predicted under the assumption of broadband squeezing. Here we investigate the situation of finite-bandwidth reservoirs. This is done by modeling the driving bath as the output field of a non-degenerate parametric oscillator. The resulting non-Markovian dynamics is studied within the theoretical framework of cascade open quantum systems. It is shown that the formation of pair-entangled structures occurs as long as the normal-mode splitting of the arrays does not overcome the squeezing bandwidth of the reservoir.

  2. Wideband Spectroscopy: The Design and Implementation of a 3 GHz Bandwidth, 8192 Channel, Polyphase Digital Spectrometer

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    Monroe, Ryan M.

    2011-01-01

    A family of state-of-the-art digital Fourier transform spectrometers has been developed, with a combination of high bandwidth and fine resolution unavailable elsewhere. Analog signals consisting of radiation emitted by constituents in planetary atmospheres or galactic sources are downconverted and subsequently digitized by a pair of interleaved Analog-to-Digital Converters, (ADC). This 6 Gsps (giga-sample per second) digital representation of the analog signal is then processed through an FPGA-based streaming Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), the key development described below. Digital spectrometers have many advantages over previously used analog spectrometers, especially in terms of accuracy and resolution, both of which are particularly important for the type of scientific questions to be addressed with next-generation radiometers. the implementation, results and underlying math for this spectrometer, as well as, potential for future extension to even higher bandwidth, resolution and channel orthogonality, needed to support proposed future advanced atmospheric science and radioastronomy, are discussed.

  3. A Tandem Communication Network with Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation and Modified Phase Type Transmission having Bulk Arrivals

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    Kuda Nageswara Rao

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the performance evaluation of a two node communication network with dynamic bandwidth allocation and modified phase type transmission having bulk arrivals. The performance of the statistical multiplexing is measured by approximating with the compound Poisson process and the transmission completions with Poisson processes. It is further assumed that the transmission rate at each node are adjusted depending upon the content of the buffer which is connected to it. The packets transmitted through the first node may be forwarded to the buffer connected to the second node or get terminated with certain probabilities. The performance measures of the network like, mean content of the buffers, mean delays, throughput, transmitter utilization etc. are derived explicitly under transient conditions. Sensitivity analysis with respect to the parameters is also carried through numerical illustration. It is observed that the dynamic bandwidth allocation and batch size distribution of arrivals has a tremendous influence on the performance measures.

  4. Enhancing the Bandwidth of Gravitational-Wave Detectors with Unstable Optomechanical Filters

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    Miao, Haixing; Ma, Yiqiu; Zhao, Chunnong; Chen, Yanbei

    2015-11-01

    Advanced interferometric gravitational-wave detectors use optical cavities to resonantly enhance their shot-noise-limited sensitivity. Because of positive dispersion of these cavities—signals at different frequencies pick up different phases, there is a tradeoff between the detector bandwidth and peak sensitivity, which is a universal feature for quantum measurement devices having resonant cavities. We consider embedding an active unstable filter inside the interferometer to compensate the phase, and using feedback control to stabilize the entire system. We show that this scheme in principle can enhance the bandwidth without sacrificing the peak sensitivity. However, the unstable filter under our current consideration is a cavity-assisted optomechanical device operating in the instability regime, and the thermal fluctuation of the mechanical oscillator puts a very stringent requirement on the environmental temperature and the mechanical quality factor.

  5. Terabit bandwidth-adaptive transmission using low-complexity format-transparent digital signal processing.

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    Zhuge, Qunbi; Morsy-Osman, Mohamed; Chagnon, Mathieu; Xu, Xian; Qiu, Meng; Plant, David V

    2014-02-10

    In this paper, we propose a low-complexity format-transparent digital signal processing (DSP) scheme for next generation flexible and energy-efficient transceiver. It employs QPSK symbols as the training and pilot symbols for the initialization and tracking stage of the receiver-side DSP, respectively, for various modulation formats. The performance is numerically and experimentally evaluated in a dual polarization (DP) 11 Gbaud 64QAM system. Employing the proposed DSP scheme, we conduct a system-level study of Tb/s bandwidth-adaptive superchannel transmissions with flexible modulation formats including QPSK, 8QAM and 16QAM. The spectrum bandwidth allocation is realized in the digital domain instead of turning on/off sub-channels, which improves the performance of higher order QAM. Various transmission distances ranging from 240 km to 6240 km are demonstrated with a colorless detection for hardware complexity reduction. PMID:24663520

  6. Single-Shot Rotational Raman Thermometry for Turbulent Flames Using a Low-Resolution Bandwidth Technique

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    Kojima, Jun; Nguyen, Quang-Viet

    2007-01-01

    An alternative optical thermometry technique that utilizes the low-resolution (order 10(exp 1)/cm) pure-rotational spontaneous Raman scattering of air is developed to aid single-shot multiscalar measurements in turbulent combustion studies. Temperature measurements are realized by correlating the measured envelope bandwidth of the pure-rotational manifold of the N2/O2 spectrum with a theoretical prediction of a species-weighted bandwidth. By coupling this thermometry technique with conventional vibrational Raman scattering for species determination, we demonstrate quantitative spatially resolved, single-shot measurements of the temperature and fuel/oxidizer concentrations in a high-pressure turbulent Cf4-air flame. Our technique provides not only an effective means of validating other temperature measurement methods, but also serves as a secondary thermometry technique in cases where the anti-Stokes vibrational N2 Raman signals are too low for a conventional vibrational temperature analysis.

  7. Solid-State Laser Source of Tunable Narrow-Bandwidth Ultraviolet Radiation

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    Goldberg, Lew; Kliner, Dahv A.; Koplow, Jeffrey P.

    1998-01-01

    A solid-state laser source of tunable and narrow-bandwidth UV light is disclosed. The system relies on light from a diode laser that preferably generates light at infrared frequencies. The light from the seed diode laser is pulse amplified in a light amplifier, and converted into the ultraviolet by frequency tripling, quadrupling, or quintupling the infrared light. The narrow bandwidth, or relatively pure light, of the seed laser is preserved, and the pulse amplifier generates high peak light powers to increase the efficiency of the nonlinear crystals in the frequency conversion stage. Higher output powers may be obtained by adding a fiber amplifier to power amplify the pulsed laser light prior to conversion.

  8. Real-Time Multi-path Tracking of Probabilistic Available Bandwidth

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    Thouin, Frederic; Rabbat, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Applications such as traffic engineering and network provisioning can greatly benefit from knowing, in real time, what is the largest input rate at which it is possible to transmit on a given path without causing congestion. We consider a probabilistic formulation for available bandwidth where the user specifies the probability of achieving an output rate almost as large as the input rate. We are interested in estimating and tracking the network-wide probabilistic available bandwidth (PAB) on multiple paths simultaneously with minimal overhead on the network. We propose a novel framework based on chirps, Bayesian inference, belief propagation and active sampling to estimate the PAB. We also consider the time evolution of the PAB by forming a dynamic model and designing a tracking algorithm based on particle filters. We implement our method in a lightweight and practical tool that has been deployed on the PlanetLab network to do online experiments. We show through these experiments and simulations that our app...

  9. PbS:glass as broad-bandwidth near-infrared light source material.

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    Yue, Fangyu; Tomm, Jens W; Kruschke, Detlef; Glas, Peter; Bzheumikhov, Kazbek A; Margushev, Zaur Ch

    2013-01-28

    Silicate- and borosilicate-based PbS:glass material and borosilicate-glass-based fibers are fabricated and analyzed. Optical properties including absorption and emission are characterized and related to growth and annealing conditions. In silicate glasses PbS volume fractions of exceeding 0.4 percent and almost octave-spanning emission spectra with a halfwidth of 940 nm are achieved. Fiber bundles with a core being surrounded by three PbS:Glass fibers are pulled. A confinement factor of ? = 0.00406 is determined. Emission properties, in particular emission bandwidth, are subsequently tuned and spectrally widened by annealing fibers in a gradient furnace. The results pave the way towards optically pumped broad-bandwidth light emitters based either on 'bulk' PbS:glass or PbS:glass-based fibers. PMID:23389208

  10. BANDWIDTH AND GAIN INCREMENT OF MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA WITH SHIFTED ELLIPTICAL SLOT

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    ISHA PURI

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the increment in Bandwidth and Gain of Rectangular Microstrip Patch antenna with Shifted Elliptical slot. First we have designed a Rectangular microstrip patch antenna. After that an elliptical slot is cut inside a rectangular patch which is shifted towards right. The results of both the designs are compared and it was found that an increase in the bandwidth of 21% and gain of 7.21 dBi is being achieved as that of a simple Rectangular microstrip patch antenna. Microstrip patch antenna is designed on a Duroid 5880 substrate with a dielectric constant of 2.2. The antenna is fed by a Coaxial probe feed. The antenna designs and performances are analyzed using Zealand IE3D software. The antenna can be used for many modern communication systems.

  11. Improving bandwidth rectangular patch antenna using different thickness of dielectric substrate

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    Karim A. Hamad

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Microstrip patch antenna has some drawbacks of low efficiency, narrow band (<5%, and surface wave losses. In this paper the solution method was used different thickness of dielectric substrate (h= 4, 6 and 8 mm to increase bandwidth, the simulated results for rectangular give bandwidth of (200 MHZ in case (h=6mm.A rectangular micro strip patch antenna that meets the requirement of operation at (2.4 GHZ, the proposed configurations are simulated and analyzed using microwave office 2000 software package. The VSWR, input impedance, radiation patterns and S11 performance are used for the analysis of the different configurations. Feed point on the patch that gives a good match of 50 ohm, input impedance was found by a method of trial and error.

  12. A novel microstrip patch antenna with large impedance bandwidth in VHF/UHF range

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    Chakravarty, T.; Roy, S.M.; Sanyal, S.K.; De, A. [Durgapur Institute for Advanced Technology & Management, Rajbandh (India)

    2005-07-01

    In this paper a novel antenna is presented. This antenna, employing microstrip circular disc as radiator is seen to perform over a large impedance bandwidth ( 130MHz to 876 MHz). The disk resonator is loaded with L-C-R circuit across a selective location in the disk via a thin shorting pin. The theoretical modeling predicts TM01 mode of operation. Therefore the beam pattern shows a null in the broadside direction. The said antenna is proposed to be developed for end use in coal mine where the antenna can be flush mounted on coal strata. Thus it will be able to measure the angle of arrival of any reflective component due to presence of waterbed at a distance. The measured as well as simulated results regarding impedance bandwidth and beam pattern agrees well. The simulated efficiency using IE3D is 48% whereas measured efficiency is nearly 45%. 7 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Overview of IEPM-BW-Bandwidth Testing of Bulk Data Transfer

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    Cottrell, L

    2003-01-01

    Grid Computing capabilities are needed for the High Energy and Nuclear Physics research of today and in the future. Groups such as the Particle Physics Data Grid are developing tools to meet these needs. An additional challenge is the evaluation and fine tuning of these applications, as well as support for long term monitoring, performance analysis, and troubleshooting. In September 2001, SLAC started the development of an infrastructure for measuring the available bandwidth and actual bandwidth utilization that is achievable by the network and various bulk data transfer applications. The purpose of these active and passive measurements is to understand what throughputs are achievable, the constraints, and how to optimize, and to make the data and predictions available for net-workers and application tuning. This paper discusses the measurement methodology and pathologies, analysis, results, and avenues for future development.

  14. Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Magnetic Bearing Bandwidth Due to Eddy Current Limitations

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    Kenny, Andrew; Palazzolo, Alan

    2000-01-01

    Finite element analysis was used to study the bandwidth of alloy hyperco50a and silicon iron laminated rotors and stators in magnetic bearings. A three dimensional model was made of a heteropolar bearing in which all the flux circulated in the plane of the rotor and stator laminate. A three dimensional model of a plate similar to the region of a pole near the gap was also studied with a very fine mesh. Nonlinear time transient solutions for the net flux carried by the plate were compared to steady state time harmonic solutions. Both linear and quasi-nonlinear steady state time harmonic solutions were calculated and compared. The finite element solutions for power loss and flux bandwidth were compared to those determined from classical analytical solutions to Maxwell's equations.

  15. Enhancing the bandwidth of gravitational-wave detectors with unstable optomechanical filters

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    Miao, Haixing; Zhao, Chunnong; Chen, Yanbei

    2015-01-01

    For gravitational-wave interferometric detectors, there is a tradeoff between the detector bandwidth and peak sensitivity when focusing on the shot noise level. This has to do with the frequency-dependent propagation phase lag (positive dispersion) of the signal. We consider embedding an active unstable filter---a cavity-assisted optomechanical device operating in the instability regime---inside the interferometer to compensate the phase, and using feedback control to stabilize the entire system. We show that this scheme in principle can enhance the bandwidth without sacrificing the peak sensitivity. However, there is one practical difficulty for implementing it due to the thermal fluctuation of the mechanical oscillator in the optomechanical filter, which puts a very stringent requirement on the environmental temperature and the mechanical quality factor.

  16. Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Based on Online Traffic Prediction for Real-Time MPEG-4 Video Streams

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    Liang Yao

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The distinct characteristics of variable bit rate (VBR video traffic and its quality of service (QoS constraints have posed a unique challenge on network resource allocation and management for future integrated networks. Dynamic bandwidth allocation attempts to adaptively allocate resources to capture the burstiness of VBR video traffic, and therefore could potentially increase network utilization substantially while still satisfying the desired QoS requirements. We focus on prediction-based dynamic bandwidth allocation. In this context, the multiresolution learning neural-network-based traffic predictor is rigorously examined. A well-known-heuristic based approach RED-VBR scheme is used as a baseline for performance evaluation. Simulations using real-world MPEG-4 VBR video traces are conducted, and a comprehensive performance metrics is presented. In addition, a new concept of renegotiation control is introduced and a novel renegotiation control algorithm based on binary exponential backoff (BEB is proposed to efficiently reduce renegotiation frequency.

  17. Tunable bandwidth of pass-band metamaterial filter based on coupling of localized surface plasmon resonance

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    Han, Bing; Dong, Beibei; Nan, Jingyu; Zhong, Min

    2015-12-01

    A broad pass-band compound structure metamaterial is designed which consists of periodic two metallic particles and hole arrays. The operating bandwidth of the designed structure reaches to ?f ? 33.8 THz. Physical mechanisms are analyzed and validated based on calculated electric field distribution that the interaction and coupled of LSP modes between two metallic particles leads to the bandwidth increased and resonance frequency blue-shifted, while the interaction and coupled between metallic particle and metallic arrays results in the reduced of the pass-band. The pass-band can be expanded through reducing the permittivity of dielectric layer or reducing the width of the metallic particle (a). The effect of the angles of incidence on the pass-band is also analyzed for normal, 15°, 30° and 45°.

  18. Atomic Faraday filter with equivalent noise bandwidth less than 1 GHz

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    Zentile, Mark A; Keaveney, James; Adams, Charles S; Hughes, Ifan G

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate an atomic bandpass optical filter with an equivalent noise bandwidth less than 1 GHz using the D$_1$ line in a cesium vapor. We use the ElecSus computer program to find optimal experimental parameters, and find that for important quantities the cesium D$_1$ line clearly outperforms other alkali metals on either D-lines. The filter simultaneously achieves a peak transmission of 77%, a passband of 310 MHz and an equivalent noise bandwidth of 0.96 GHz, for a magnetic field of 45.3 gauss and a temperature of 68.0$\\,^\\circ$C. Experimentally, the prediction from the model is verified. The experiment and theoretical predictions show excellent agreement.

  19. High-fidelity polarization storage in a gigahertz bandwidth quantum memory

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    We demonstrate a dual-rail optical Raman memory inside a polarization interferometer; this enables us to store polarization-encoded information at GHz bandwidths in a room-temperature atomic ensemble. By performing full process tomography on the system, we measure up to 97 ± 1% process fidelity for the storage and retrieval process. At longer storage times, the process fidelity remains high, despite a loss of efficiency. The fidelity is 86 ± 4% for 1.5 ?s storage time, which is 5000 times the pulse duration. Hence, high fidelity is combined with a large time-bandwidth product. This high performance, with an experimentally simple setup, demonstrates the suitability of the Raman memory for integration into large-scale quantum networks. (paper)

  20. Optimal Resource Allocation and Relay Selection in Bandwidth and Time Exchange Based Cooperative Forwarding

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    Islam, Muhammad Nazmul; Kompella, Sastry

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate joint optimal relay selection and resource allocation that are fundamental to the understanding of bandwidth exchange (BE) and time exchange (TE) enabled incentivized cooperative forwarding in wireless networks. We consider a network where N nodes transmit data in the uplink to an access point (AP) or base station (BS). We first consider the scenario where each node gets an initial amount (equal, optimal or arbitrary) of resource in the form of bandwidth or time, and uses this resource as a flexible incentive for two hop relaying. We focus on ?-fair network utility maximization (NUM) and total power minimization in this environment. For both BE and TE, we show the concavity or convexity of the resource allocation problem for a fixed relay set. Defining the link weights of each relay pair as the utility gain due to cooperation (over noncooperation), we show that the optimal relay selection, often a combinatorially cumbersome problem, reduces to the maximum weighted matching (MWM) ...

  1. A NEW DATA TRANSFER SCHEME BASED ON BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION FOR VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS

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    Mahalakshmi C

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper attempts to develop a data transfer scheme with a view to sufficiently provision the hose model of the Virtual Private Network (VPN and accomplish the desired degree of performance. The basic ideais to extract a service comparable to that of a private dedicated network with leased lines for the endpoints of the VPN. The service providers are expected to guarantee the required bandwidth, in order to address Quality of Service (QoS issues while employing a VPN over a shared network. Thus a tree based mechanism is generated through which well defined resource management procedures are devised to optimize the available bandwidth. The data packets forwarded through such predetermined paths serve to ensure secure communication betweencustomer sites. The NS2 based simulation results are included to demonstrate the merits of the designed approach and highlight the suitability of VPN for real time applications.

  2. Slow light with large group index-bandwidth product in ellipse-hole photonic crystal waveguides.

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    Han, Xu; Wang, Tao; Tang, Jian; Liu, Bo; Wang, BoYun; He, Yu; Zhu, Youjiang

    2015-02-20

    In this study, we propose a new type of slow light photonic crystal waveguide structure to achieve wideband slow light with low dispersion. The waveguide is based on a triangular lattice ellipse-hole photonic crystal imposed simply by a selective altering of the locations of the holes adjacent to the line defect. Under a constant group index criterion of ±10% variation, when group indices are nearly constants of 54, 69, and 80, their corresponding bandwidths of the flat band reach 12.7, 10.0, and 8.6 nm around 1550 nm, respectively. A nearly constant large group index-bandwidth product of 0.44 is achieved for all cases. Low dispersion slow light propagation is confirmed by studying the relative temporal pulse-width spreading with the two-dimensional finite-difference time-domain method. PMID:25968223

  3. Experimental demonstration of an improved EPON architecture using OFDMA for bandwidth scalable LAN emulation

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    Deng, Lei; Zhao, Ying

    2011-01-01

    We propose and demonstrate an improved Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) architecture supporting bandwidth-scalable physical layer local area network (LAN) emulation. Due to the use of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) technology for the LAN traffic transmission, there is no need to change the existing EPON architecture. Only one receiver at each optical network unit (ONU) is required to detect both LAN traffic and EPON downstream traffic, which makes the proposed system simple and cost-effective. Moreover, flexible assignment of LAN traffic bandwidth is realized by allocating different number of subcarriers or using different modulation formats. The 250Mb/s 4-quadrature amplitude modulation (4-QAM) and 500Mb/s 16-QAM OFDM LAN traffic are successfully emulated with the EPON traffic in our experiment.

  4. High-Fidelity Polarization Storage in a Gigahertz Bandwidth Quantum Memory

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    England, D G; Champion, T F M; Reim, K F; Lee, K C; Sprague, M R; Jin, X -M; Langford, N K; Kolthammer, W S; Nunn, J; Walmsley, I A

    2011-01-01

    We demonstrate a dual-rail optical Raman memory inside a polarization interferometer; this enables us to store polarization-encoded information at GHz bandwidths in a room-temperature atomic ensemble. By performing full process tomography on the system we measure up to 97\\pm1% process fidelity for the storage and retrieval process. At longer storage times, the process fidelity remains high, despite a loss of efficiency. The fidelity is 86\\pm4% for 1.5 \\mu s storage time, which is 5,000 times the pulse duration. Hence high fidelity is combined with a large time-bandwidth product. This high performance, with an experimentally simple setup, demonstrates the suitability of the Raman memory for integration into large-scale quantum networks.

  5. Effects of Bandwidth, Compression Speed, and Gain at High Frequencies on Preferences for Amplified Music

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    Moore, Brian C.J.

    2012-01-01

    This article reviews a series of studies on the factors influencing sound quality preferences, mostly for jazz and classical music stimuli. The data were obtained using ratings of individual stimuli or using the method of paired comparisons. For normal-hearing participants, the highest ratings of sound quality were obtained when the reproduction bandwidth was wide (55 to 16000 Hz) and ripples in the frequency response were small (less than ± 5 dB). For hearing-impaired participants listening ...

  6. Analysis in the allocation of bandwidth applied to the concept of flexible optical networks

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    Puche, William S.; Sierra, Javier E.; Amaya, Ferney O.

    2015-09-01

    The continued increase in the capabilities and performance in fiber optic networks today require more robust network designs to allow high consumption of information and thus enable users to have greater capacity and data content. That's why we in the task of analyzing and implementing the concept of flexible optical networks to optimize the use of bandwidth at high transmission rates and improved spectral efficiency, which represents the industry an effective economy, and energy.

  7. Self-Organization of Balanced Nodes in Random Networks with Transportation Bandwidths

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    Yeung, C. H.; Wong, K. Y. Michael

    2009-01-01

    We apply statistical physics to study the task of resource allocation in random networks with limited bandwidths along the transportation links. The mean-field approach is applicable when the connectivity is sufficiently high. It allows us to derive the resource shortage of a node as a well-defined function of its capacity. For networks with uniformly high connectivity, an efficient profile of the allocated resources is obtained, which exhibits features similar to the Maxwel...

  8. Optimization of Bandwidth and Energy Consumption in Wireless Local Area Networks

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    Conti, Marco; Gregori, Enrico

    2002-01-01

    In the recent years the proliferation of portable computers, handheld digital devices, and PDAs has led to a rapid growth in the use of wireless technologies for the Local Area Network (LAN) environment. Beyond supporting wireless connectivity for fixed, portable and moving stations within a local area, the wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies can provide a mobile and ubiquitous connection to the Internet information services. The design of WLANs has to concentrate on bandwidth consumption becaus...

  9. Relating 2f1-f2 distortion product otoacoustic emission and equivalent rectangular bandwidth

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    Christensen, Anders Tornvig; Ordoñez, Rodrigo; Hammershøi, Dorte

    2015-01-01

    To explore the extent of distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) toward low frequencies we measured in 21 normal-hearing human subjects its dependence on the ratio between evoking stimulus frequencies, f1 and f2, at 2f1-f2 distortion frequencies 88, 176 and 264 Hz. The "optimal" ratio evoking the largest DPOAE level is frequency dependent but well-guided by 1.52 equivalent rectangular bandwidth (ERB).

  10. A Tandem Communication Network with Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation and Modified Phase Type Transmission having Bulk Arrivals

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    Kuda Nageswara Rao; K.SRINIVASA RAO; P.Srinivasa Rao

    2010-01-01

    This paper deals with the performance evaluation of a two node communication network with dynamic bandwidth allocation and modified phase type transmission having bulk arrivals. The performance of the statistical multiplexing is measured by approximating with the compound Poisson process and the transmission completions with Poisson processes. It is further assumed that the transmission rate at each node are adjusted depending upon the content of the buffer which is connected to it. The packe...

  11. Highly Scaled InP/InGaAs DHBTs Beyond 1 THz Bandwidth

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    Rode, Johann Christian

    This work examines the efforts pursued to extend the bandwidth of InP-based DHBTs above 1 THz. Aggressive lithographic and epitaxial scaling of key device dimensions and simultaneous reduction of contact resistivities have enabled increased RF bandwidths by reduction of device RC and transit delays. A fabrication process for forming base electrodes and base/collector mesas of highly scaled transistors has been developed that exploits superior resolution (10nm) and alignment (metalization technique is presented that removes contaminating lithographic processes from the formation of the base contact, thereby enabling low resistivity contacts (4 ?-microm2) to ultra-thin base layers (20 nm). The composite base metal stack exploits an ultra-thin layer of platinum that controllably reacts with base, yielding low contact resistivity, as well as a thick refractory diffusion barrier which permits stable operation at high current densities and elevated temperatures. Reduction in emitter-base surface leakage and subsequent increase of current gain was achieved by passivating emitter-base semiconductor surfaces with conformally grown ALD Al2O3. RF bandwidth limiting parasitics associated to the perimeter of highly scaled transistors have been identified and significantly reduced, among which are high sheet resistance of base electrodes, excess undercut of emitter stripes and improperly scaled base posts. At 100nm collector thickness, the breakdown voltage of the transistor BVCEO has been increased to more than 4.1V by passivating base/collector surfaces. With the technology improvements discussed, transistors with ftau of 480 GHz and fmax in excess of 1 THz have been demonstrated at 200nm emitter width and 80nm single-sided base contact width. Transistors at the same emitter width, but 30nm base contact width exhibit ftau of 550 GHz and fmax of 850 GHz. Estimations from a finite element model predict higher bandwidth on smaller footprint transistors. However, inadequacies of RF calibration structures prevent f max extraction on these devices.

  12. Investigation of Bandwidth Requirement of Smart Meter Network Using OPNET Modeler

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    Rahman, M.; Amanullah Mto

    2013-01-01

    Smart meter networks are the backbone for smart electrical distribution grid. Smart meter network requires the bidirectional communications medium and interoperability capability. As thousands of meters are interconnected in the smart meter network, it is vital to select an appropriate communication bandwidth to facilitate real-time two-way information flows and this will also allow further uptake of greenhouse-friendly technology options and enhance energy security. Optimized Network Enginee...

  13. 3-mode detection for widening the bandwidth of resonant gravitational wave detectors

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    Baggio, L.; M. Bignotto; Bonaldi, M; Cerdonio, M.; Conti, L.; Falferi, P.; Liguori, N.; Marin, A.; Mezzena, R.; Ortolan, A.; Poggi, S.; Prodi, G. A.; Salemi, F.; Soranzo, G.; Taffarello, L.

    2005-01-01

    We have implemented a novel scheme of signal readout for resonant gravitational wave detectors. For the first time, a capacitive resonant transducer has been matched to the signal amplifier by means of a tuned high Q electrical resonator. The resulting 3-mode detection scheme widens significantly the bandwidth of the detector. We present here the results achieved by this signal readout equipped with a two-stage SQUID amplifier. Once installed on the AURIGA detector, the one-...

  14. Partial Connection : A New Approach To Improving The Bandwidth Of Banyan Networks

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    Nasar, Hamed Nassar, Hamed [???? ???

    1995-01-01

    Banyan networks have been proposed as interconnection networks for large multiprocessors, those containing hundreds or even thousands of processors. Their attractiveness is attributed to two features : low manufacturing cost and self routing. However, these networks have a serious problem, low bandwidth. Unfortuntely, this problem gets worse as the size and/or the load of the network increases. In this paper we introduce a novel approach to solve this problem, partial connection. The idea ...

  15. Bandwidth Analysis of Bootstrap Transimpedance Amplifier for Optical Free Space Receiver

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    A. Ramli; S. S. Rais; S. M. Idrus

    2008-01-01

    Free Space Optic (FSO) or optical wireless link operates in high noise environments. On the other hand, theperformance is subjected to several atmospheric factors like environmental temperature, fog, smoke, haze and rain. Signalto-noise ratio (SNR) can vary radically with the distance and ambient noise. A good sensitivity and a broad bandwidth willhabitually use a small photodetection area where the aperture is small. However, FSO optical receiver requires a largeaperture and accordingly, to ...

  16. Scalable Network-layer Defense Against Internet Bandwidth-Flooding Attacks

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    Argyraki, Katerina; Cheriton, David R.

    2009-01-01

    In a bandwidth-flooding attack, compromised sources send high-volume traffic to the target with the purpose of causing congestion in its tail circuit and disrupting its legitimate communications. In this paper, we present Active Internet Traffic Filtering (AITF), a network-layer defense mechanism against such attacks. AITF enables a receiver to contact misbehaving sources and ask them to stop sending it traffic; each source that has been asked to stop is policed by its own Internet service pr...

  17. Bandwidth and wavelength-tunable optical bandpass filter based on silicon microring-MZI structure

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    Ding, Yunhong; Pu, Minhao; Liu, Liu; Xu, Jing; Peucheret, Christophe; Zhang, Xinliang; Huang, Dexiu; Ou, Haiyan

    2011-01-01

    A novel and simple bandwidth and wavelength-tunable optical bandpass filter based on silicon microrings in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) structure is proposed and demonstrated. In this filter design, the drop transmissions of two microring resonators are combined to provide the desired tunability. A detailed analysis and the design of the device are presented. The shape factor and extinction ratio of the filter are optimized by thermally controlling the phase difference between the two arm...

  18. Thermal Narrowing of the Electronic Bandwidths in Organic Molecular Semiconductors: Impact of the Crystal Thermal Expansion

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    LI, YUAN; Coropceanu, Veaceslav; Brédas, Jean-Luc

    2012-01-01

    We report on electronic-structure calculations for the pentacene and rubrene crystals, based on experimental crystal geometries measured at different temperatures. The results are in very good agreement with angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy data that indicate that the widths of the valence and conduction bands in both materials become narrower at higher temperatures. Our findings strongly suggest that the thermal bandwidth narrowing in the pentacene and rubrene crys...

  19. Real-time full bandwidth measurement of spectral noise in supercontinuum generation

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    Wetzel, B.; Stefani, A.; Larger, L.; P.A. Lacourt; J.-M. Merolla; T. Sylvestre; A. Kudlinski; Mussot, A.; Genty, G.; Dias, F.(Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil); Dudley, J. M.

    2012-01-01

    The ability to measure real-time fluctuations of ultrashort pulses propagating in optical fiber has provided significant insights into fundamental dynamical effects such as modulation instability and the formation of frequency-shifting rogue wave solitons. We report here a detailed study of real-time fluctuations across the full bandwidth of a fiber supercontinuum which directly reveals the significant variation in measured noise statistics across the spectrum, and which allows us to study co...

  20. Influence of carrier dynamics on the modulation bandwidth of quantum-dot based nanocavity devices

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    Lorke, Michael; Nielsen, Torben Roland

    2010-01-01

    We theoretically investigate the modulation response of quantum-dot based nanocavity light emitting devices. For high Purcell enhancement factors, our theory predicts the possibility of decreasing the modulation bandwidth with increasing scattering rate into the lasing quantum-dot state. This counterintuitive effect is investigated using a microscopic semiconductor model. The resulting guidelines for possible optimizations of quantum-dot based nanocavity laser devices are given.

  1. A Distributed Cluster Scheme For Bandwidth Management In Multi-hop MANETs

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    Pattanayak, Binod Kumar; Jagadev, Alok Kumar; Mishra, Manoj Kumar; Nayak, Manoj Ranjan

    2010-01-01

    Electronic collaboration among devices in a geographically localized environment is made possible with the implementation of IEEE 802.11 based wireless ad hoc networks. Dynamic nature of mobile ad hoc networks(MANETs) may lead to unpredictable intervention of attacks or fault occurrence, which consequently may partition the network, degrade its performance, violate the QoS requirements and most importantly, affect bandwidth allocation to mobile nodes in the network. In this ...

  2. Adaptive Slot Allocation And Bandwidth Sharing For Prioritized Handoff Calls In Mobile Netwoks

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    Murugan, K; Lokesh, S.; Malathy, S.; G. Sudha Sadhasivam

    2010-01-01

    Mobility management and bandwidth management are two major research issues in a cellular mobile network. Mobility management consists of two basic components: location management and handoff management. To Provide QoS to the users Handoff is a key element in wireless cellular networks. It is often initiated either by crossing a cell boundary or by deterioration in the quality of signal in the current channel. In this paper, a new admission control policy for cellular mobile ...

  3. Narrow bandwidth red electroluminescence from solution-processed lanthanide-doped polymer thin films

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    O'Riordan, Alan; O'Connor, Eamon; Moynihan, Shane; Llinares, Xavier; Van Deun, Rik; Fias, Pascal; Nockemann, Peter; Binnemans, Koen; Redmond, Gareth

    2005-01-01

    Narrow bandwidth red electroluminescence from OLED devices fabricated using a simple solution-based approach is demonstrated. A spin-casting method is employed to fabricate organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices comprising a poly(N-vinylcarbazole) (PVK) host matrix doped with a europium beta-diketonate complex, Eu(dbm)(3)(Phen) (dibenzoylmethanate, dbm; 1,10-phenanthroline, Phen) on glass/ indium tin oxide (ITO)/3,4-polyethylene-dioxythiophene-polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT) substrates. Sa...

  4. Optical memory bandwidth and multiplexing capacity in the erbium telecommunication window

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    We study the bandwidth and multiplexing capacity of an erbium-doped optical memory for quantum storage purposes. We concentrate on the protocol revival of a silenced echo because it has the largest potential multiplexing capacity. Our analysis is applicable to other protocols that involve strong optical excitation. We show that the memory performance is limited by instantaneous spectral diffusion and we describe how this effect can be minimized to achieve optimal performance. (paper)

  5. Bandwidth Enrichment for Micro-strip Patch Antenna Using Pendant Techniques

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    D. Bhattacharya, R. Prasanna

    2013-01-01

    A probe feed, slotted hexagonal patch antenna has been proposed. Bandwidth enhancement has been improved by suitably cutting slots into hexagonal patch.Proposed antenna is suitable for various telecoms, LAN, WiFi applications in ISM-band. It is demonstrated that the proposed antenna exhibits resonance in ISM-Band and a peak gain of 6dBi.The antenna structure is described and simulated results are presented.

  6. Bandwidth mismatch calibration in time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters

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    Ghanem, Fatima

    2012-01-01

    Time-interleaved converter (ti-adc) is an efficient way to increase the speed while maintaining a good accuracy. it consists of the parallelization of several channels; each one running at lower speed. The benefit of this approach is to increase the conversion bandwidth without increasing the power. however, mismatches between the channels cause errors at the digital output and degrade the linearity and the resolution of the system. Gain, offset and clock skew errors are widely treated and we...

  7. Power-Bandwidth Efficiency and Capacity of Wireless Feedback Communication Systems

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    Platonov, Anatoliy

    2011-01-01

    The paper is devoted to the analysis of problems appearing in optimisation and improvement of the power-bandwidth efficiency of digital communication feedback systems (FCS). There is shown that unlike digital systems, adaptive FCS with the analogue forward transmission allow full optimisation and derivation of optimal transmission-reception algorithm approaching their efficiency to the Shannon boundary. Differences between the forward channel capacity and capacity of adaptiv...

  8. Bandwidth Aggregation Techniques in Heterogeneous Multi-homed Devices: A Survey

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    Habak, Karim; Harras, Khaled A.; Youssef, Moustafa

    2013-01-01

    The widespread deployment of various networking technologies, coupled with the exponential increase in end- user data demand, have led to the proliferation of multi-homed, or multi-interface enabled, devices. These trends drove researchers to investigate a wide spectrum of solutions, at different layers of the protocol stack, that utilize available interfaces in such devices by aggregating their bandwidth. In this survey paper, we provide an overview and examine the evolutio...

  9. A Scheduling Discipline for Latency and Bandwidth Guarantees in Asynchronous Network-on-Chip

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    Bjerregaard, Tobias; Sparsø, Jens

    2005-01-01

    Guaranteed services (GS) are important in that they provide predictability in the complex dynamics of shared communication structures. This paper discusses the implementation of GS in asynchronous Network-on-Chip. We present a novel scheduling discipline called Asynchronous Latency Guarantee (ALG) scheduling, which provides latency and bandwidth guarantees in accessing a shared media, e.g. a physical link shared between a number of virtual channels. ALG overcomes the drawbacks of existing schedu...

  10. Relationship between tinnitus pitch and edge of hearing loss in individuals with a narrow tinnitus bandwidth

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    Sereda, Magdalena; Edmondson-Jones, Mark; Hall, Deborah A.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Psychoacoustic measures of tinnitus, in particular dominant tinnitus pitch and its relationship to the shape of the audiogram, are important in determining and verifying pathophysiological mechanisms of the condition. Our previous study postulated that this relationship might vary between different groups of people with tinnitus. For a small subset of participants with narrow tinnitus bandwidth, pitch was associated with the audiometric edge, consistent with the tonotopic reorganiz...

  11. Enhancing Interaction between Smartphones and Web Services on Cloud for Improved Bandwidth and Latency

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    Mandeep Singh; Kanwalvir Singh Dhindsa

    2013-01-01

    As cellular network infrastructures are improving day by day; they are becoming the ideal clientsto access the any Web resources, especially Internet Based Services. However, Smartphones have certainlimitations in connecting smartphone based devices to existing Internet based Services. This paper mainlyfocuses on focuses on the following limitations: connection loss, bandwidth, latency, and limited resources.This paper implements a platform independent architecture for connecting smartphones ...

  12. Sensitivity to temporal modulation rate and spectral bandwidth in the human auditory system: MEG evidence

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    Wang, Yadong; Ding, Nai; Ahmar, Nayef; Xiang, Juanjuan; Poeppel, David; Simon, Jonathan Z.

    2011-01-01

    Slow acoustic modulations below 20 Hz, of varying bandwidths, are dominant components of speech and many other natural sounds. The dynamic neural representations of these modulations are difficult to study through noninvasive neural-recording methods, however, because of the omnipresent background of slow neural oscillations throughout the brain. We recorded the auditory steady-state responses (aSSR) to slow amplitude modulations (AM) from 14 human subjects using magnetoencephalography. The r...

  13. Efficient Schottky-like junction GaAs nanowire photodetector with 9?GHz modulation bandwidth with large active area

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    Seyedi, M. A., E-mail: seyedi@usc.edu; Yao, M.; O' Brien, J.; Wang, S. Y.; Dapkus, P. D. [Center for Energy Nanoscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 (United States)

    2014-07-28

    Efficient, low capacitance density GaAs/Indium-Tin-Oxide Schottky-like junction photodetectors with a 50??m square active are fabricated for operation in the gigahertz range. Modulation bandwidth is experimentally measured up to 10?GHz at various applied reverse biases and optical intensities to explore the effects of photo-generated carrier screening on modulation bandwidth. Last, the bandwidth dependence on applied reverse bias and optical intensity is simulated as a means to quantify average carrier velocities in nanowire material systems.

  14. Terahertz-bandwidth photonic fractional Hilbert transformer based on a phase-shifted waveguide Bragg grating on silicon.

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    Burla, Maurizio; Li, Ming; Cortés, Luis Romero; Wang, Xu; Fernández-Ruiz, María Rosario; Chrostowski, Lukas; Azaña, José

    2014-11-01

    We propose and experimentally demonstrate the first THz bandwidth on-chip photonic fractional Hilbert transformer. The reported design uses a novel approach, based on a uniform and nonapodized single phase-shifted integrated waveguide Bragg grating on silicon, where the fractional order P can be engineered by simply varying the effective index modulation ?n. Experimental results for P=1.5 show very low processing error for a broad range of pulse bandwidths between 77 GHz and 2.07 THz, corresponding to a time-bandwidth product as high as 27. PMID:25361324

  15. Modern Fiber Optic Submarine Cable Telecommunication Systems Planning for Explosive Bandwidth Needs at Different Deployment Depths

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    Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The explosive bandwidth needs, especially in the inter data center market, have pushed transmission data rates to 100 Gbit/sec and beyond. Current terrestrial fibers are inadequate for long haul, high bandwidth deployments. To solve these problems a new fiber is introduced for terrestrial high bandwidth deployments: different polymeric core fibers with enlarged effective area with a significant optical signal to noise ratio improvement over other conventional terrestrial single mode fibers. To ensure the new fiber may be deployed robustly a new coating structure was employed. A rigorous cable structure was then chosen for evaluation. Based on experimental data, both the deep ocean water temperature and pressure are tailored as functions of the water depth. As well as the product of the transmitted bit rate and the repeater spacing is processed over wide ranges of the affecting parameters. It is taken into account the estimation of the total cost of the submarine fiber cable system for transmission technique under considerations. The system capacity as well as the spectral losses, and the dispersion effects are parametrically investigated over wide range ranges of the set of affecting parameters {wavelength, ocean depth (and consequently the ocean pressure and temperature, and the chemical structure}.

  16. Modern Fiber Optic Submarine Cable Telecommunication Systems Planning for Explosive Bandwidth Needs at Different Deployment Depths

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    Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The explosive bandwidth needs, especially in the inter data center market, have pushed transmission data rates to 100 Gbit/sec and beyond. Current terrestrial fibers are inadequate for long haul, high bandwidth deployments. To solve these problems a new fiber is introduced for terrestrial high bandwidth deployments: different polymeric core fibers with enlarged effective area with a significant optical signal to noise ratio improvement over other conventional terrestrial single mode fibers. To ensure the new fiber may be deployed robustly a new coating structure was employed. A rigorous cable structure was then chosen for evaluation. Based on experimental data, both the deep ocean water temperature and pressure are tailored as functions of the water depth. As well as the product of the transmitted bit rate and the repeater spacing is processed over wide ranges of the affecting parameters. It is taken into account the estimation of the total cost of the submarine fiber cable system for transmission technique under considerations. The system capacity as well as the spectral losses, and the dispersion effects are parametrically investigated over wide range ranges of the set of affecting parameters {wavelength, ocean depth (and consequently the ocean pressure and temperature, and the chemical structure}.

  17. Metamaterial composite bandpass filter with an ultra-broadband rejection bandwidth of up to 240 terahertz

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    Strikwerda, Andrew; Zalkovskij, Maksim

    2014-01-01

    We present a metamaterial, consisting of a cross structure and a metal mesh filter, that forms a composite with greater functional bandwidth than any terahertz (THz) metamaterial to date. Metamaterials traditionally have a narrow usable bandwidth that is much smaller than common THz sources, such as photoconductive antennas and difference frequency generation. The composite structure shown here expands the usable bandwidth to exceed that of current THz sources. To highlight the applicability of this combination, we demonstrate a series of bandpass filters with only a single pass band, with a central frequency (f) that is scalable from 0.86–8.51 THz, that highly extinguishes other frequencies up to >240 THz. The performance of these filters is demonstrated in experiment, using both air biased coherent detection and a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), as well as in simulation. We present equations—and discuss their scaling laws—which detail the f and full width at half max (?f) of the pass band, as well as the required geometric dimensions for their fabrication using standard UV photolithography and easily achievable fabrication linewidths. With these equations, the geometric parameters and ?f for a desired frequency can be quickly calculated. Using these bandpass filters as a proof of principle, we believe that this metamaterial composite provides the key for ultra-broadband metamaterial design.

  18. Balancing high gain and bandwidth in multilayer organic photodetectors with tailored carrier blocking layers

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    We present detailed studies of the high photocurrent gain behavior in multilayer organic photodiodes containing tailored carrier blocking layers we reported earlier in a Letter [W. T. Hammond and J. Xue, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 073302 (2010)], in which a high photocurrent gain of up to 500 was attributed to the accumulation of photogenerated holes at the anode/organic active layer interface and the subsequent drastic increase in secondary electron injection from the anode. Here, we show that both the hole-blocking layer structure and layer thickness strongly influence the magnitude of the photocurrent gain. Temporal studies revealed that the frequency response of such devices is limited by three different processes with lifetimes of 10??s, 202??s, and 2.72?ms for the removal of confined holes, which limit the 3?dB bandwidth of these devices to 1.4?kHz. Furthermore, the composition in the mixed organic donor-acceptor photoactive layer affects both gain and bandwidth, which is attributed to the varying charge transport characteristics, and the optimal gain-bandwidth product is achieved with approximately 30% donor content. Finally, these devices show a high dynamic range of more than seven orders of magnitude, although the photocurrent shows a sublinear dependence on the incident optical power

  19. A frequency and bandwidth tunable metamaterial absorber in x-band

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    Yuan, H.; Zhu, B. O.; Feng, Y.

    2015-05-01

    Smart control is an attracting and important function for modern electromagnetic wave absorber. This paper presents the design, fabrication, and measurement of a frequency and bandwidth tunable metamaterial absorber (MA) in X-band. The unit cell of the MA consists of a microstrip resonator loaded with the varactors. Simulation and measurement results show that by tuning the bias voltage on the varactors, the peak absorption frequency can be tuned by 0.44 GHz with the peak absorption greater than 95%. Field and circuit model analysis is conducted to reveal the working mode and predict the absorbing frequency. After that, by specially designing the bias circuit so as to adjust the bias voltage on neighboring unit cells separately, dual resonance and absorption peaks occur, and the overall absorption bandwidth can thus be tuned conveniently by controlling the difference of the two resonance frequencies. The center absorbing frequency can also be tuned. Simulation and experiment results show that the 75% absorption (-6 dB reflection) bandwidth can be tuned from 0.40 GHz to 0.74 GHz, which is a two-fold tuning range. This work is believed to improve the state-of-the-art smart metamaterial absorber.

  20. Widely bandwidth-tunable silicon filter with an unlimited free-spectral range.

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    St-Yves, Jonathan; Bahrami, Hadi; Jean, Philippe; LaRochelle, Sophie; Shi, Wei

    2015-12-01

    Next-generation high-capacity optical networks require flexible allocation of spectrum resources, for which low-cost optical filters with an ultra-wide bandwidth tunability beyond 100 GHz are desired. We demonstrate an integrated band-pass filter with the bandwidth continuously tuned across 670 GHz (117-788 GHz) which, to the best of our knowledge, is the widest tuning span ever demonstrated on a silicon chip. The filter also features simultaneous wavelength tuning and an unlimited free spectral range. We measured an out-of-band contrast of up to 55 dB, low in-band ripples of less than 0.3 dB, and in-band group delay variation of less than 8 ps. This result was achieved using cascaded Bragg-grating-assisted contra-directional couplers and micro-heaters on the 220 nm silicon-on-insulator platform with a very compact footprint of less than 7000???m2. Another design with the bandwidth continuously tunable from 50 GHz to 1 THz is also presented. PMID:26625028

  1. Bandwidth efficient cluster-based data aggregation for Wireless Sensor Network

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    Dnyaneshwar, Mantri; Prasad, Neeli R.

    2015-01-01

    A fundamental challenge in the design of Wireless Sensor Network (WSNs) is the proper utilization of resources that are scarce. The critical challenge is to maximize the bandwidth utilization in data gathering and forwarding from sensor nodes to the sink. The main design objective is to utilize the available bandwidth efficiently. The proposed Bandwidth Efficient Cluster- based Data Aggregation (BECDA) algorithm presents the solution for the effective data gathering with in-network aggregation. It considers the network with heterogeneous nodes in terms of energy and mobile sink to aggregate the data packets. The optimal approach is achieved by intra and inter-cluster aggregation on the randomly distributed nodes with the variable data generation rate. The proposed algorithm uses the correlation of data within the packet for applying the aggregation function on the data generated by nodes. BECDA shows significant improvement in PDR (67.44 & 26.79 %) and throughput (41.25 & 26.16 %) as compared to the state-of-the-art solutions.

  2. A Synthetic Bandwidth Method for High-Resolution SAR Based on PGA in the Range Dimension

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    Li, Jincheng; Chen, Jie; Liu, Wei; Wang, Pengbo; Li, Chunsheng

    2015-01-01

    The synthetic bandwidth technique is an effective method to achieve ultra-high range resolution in an SAR system. There are mainly two challenges in its implementation. The first one is the estimation and compensation of system errors, such as the timing deviation and the amplitude-phase error. Due to precision limitation of the radar instrument, construction of the sub-band signals becomes much more complicated with these errors. The second challenge lies in the combination method, that is how to fit the sub-band signals together into a much wider bandwidth. In this paper, a novel synthetic bandwidth approach is presented. It considers two main errors of the multi-sub-band SAR system and compensates them by a two-order PGA (phase gradient auto-focus)-based method, named TRPGA. Furthermore, an improved cut-paste method is proposed to combine the signals in the frequency domain. It exploits the redundancy of errors and requires only a limited amount of data in the azimuth direction for error estimation. Moreover, the up-sampling operation can be avoided in the combination process. Imaging results based on both simulated and real data are presented to validate the proposed approach. PMID:26131679

  3. Power-Bandwidth Tradeoff in Multiuser Relay Channels with Opportunistic Scheduling

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    Oyman, Ozgur

    2008-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to understand the key merits of multihop relaying techniques jointly in terms of their energy efficiency and spectral efficiency advantages in the presence of multiuser diversity gains from opportunistic (i.e., channel-aware) scheduling and identify the regimes and conditions in which relay-assisted multiuser communication provides a clear advantage over direct multiuser communication. For this purpose, we use Shannon-theoretic tools to analyze the tradeoff between energy efficiency and spectral efficiency (known as the power-bandwidth tradeoff) over a fading multiuser relay channel with $K$ users in the asymptotic regime of large (but finite) number of users (i.e., dense network). Benefiting from the extreme-value theoretic results of \\cite{Oyman_isit07}, we characterize the power-bandwidth tradeoff and the associated energy and spectral efficiency measures of the bandwidth-limited high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and power-limited low SNR regimes, and utilize them in investigating ...

  4. Bandwidth and Return Loss Improvement of H-shaped Patch Microstrip Antenna using EBG structure

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    Govind Bhai

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The future development of personal communication devices will aim to provide image, speech and data anywhere around the world at any time. This indicates that the future communication terminal antennas must meet the requirements of wideband to sufficiently cover the possible operating bands. The aim of this paper is to improve the bandwidth and return loss of H-shaped patch microstrip antenna using EBG structure on ground plane. EBG structure is a periodic arrangement of dielectric materials and metallic conductors on ground plane of antennas. Microstrip antennas mounted can radiate only a small amount of its power into free space as more power leakage through the dielectric substrate. To improve the efficiency of the antenna, the propagation through the substrate must be prohibited so the antenna can radiate more power towards the main beam direction and hence improve its efficiency. As the proposed antenna has resonant frequency at 2.496 GHz so suitable for ISMband applications. For designing this, we uses CST software tool. The designed antenna offers much improved bandwidth of 59.9 MHz and return loss is -30.02 dB as compared to conventional H-shaped patch microstrip antenna which having bandwidth of 33 MHz and return loss is -12.43 dB.

  5. Bayesian MCMC Bandwidth Estimation on Kernel Density Estimation for Flood Frequency Analysis

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    Lee, T.; Ouarda, T. B.; Lee, J.

    2009-05-01

    Recent advances in computational capacity allow the use of more sophisticated approaches that require high computational power, such as the technique of importance sampling and Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (BMCMC) methods. In flood frequency analysis, the use of BMCMC allows to model the uncertainty associated to quantile estimates obtained through the posterior distributions of model parameters. BMCMC models have been used in association with various parametric distributions in the estimation of flood quantiles. However, they have never been applied with nonparametric distributions for the same objective. In this paper, the BMCMC is used for the selection of a bandwidth of the kernel density estimate (KDE) in order to carry out extreme value frequency analysis. KDE has not gained much acceptance in the field of frequency analysis because of its feature of easily dying off away from the occurrence point (low predictive ability). The use of Gamma kernels allow to solve this problem because of the caracteristics of thicker right tails and variable kernel smoothness. Even if the bandwidth is not changed, the gamma kernel permits alternating its variance according to the estimate point. Furthermore, BMCMC provides the uncertainty induced from the bandwidth selection. The predictive ability of the Gamma KDE is investigated with Monte Carlo simulation. Results show the usefulness of the gamma kernel density estimate in flood freuquency analysis.

  6. Bandwidth and power allocation for two-way relaying in overlay cognitive radio systems

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    Alsharoa, Ahmad M.

    2014-12-01

    In this paper, the problem of both bandwidth and power allocation for two-way multiple relay systems in overlay cognitive radio (CR) setup is investigated. In the CR overlay mode, primary users (PUs) cooperate with cognitive users (CUs) for mutual benefits. In our framework, we propose that the CUs are allowed to allocate a part of the PUs spectrum to perform their cognitive transmission. In return, acting as an amplify-and-forward two-way relays, they are used to support PUs to achieve their target data rates over the remaining bandwidth. More specifically, CUs acts as relays for the PUs and gain some spectrum as long as they respect a specific power budget and primary quality-of-service constraints. In this context, we first derive closed-form expressions for optimal transmit power allocated to PUs and CUs in order to maximize the cognitive objective. Then, we employ a strong optimization tool based on particle swarm optimization algorithm to find the optimal relay amplification gains and optimal cognitive released bandwidths as well. Our numerical results illustrate the performance of our proposed algorithm for different utility metrics and analyze the impact of some system parameters on the achieved performance.

  7. Design optimization of the distributed modal filtering rod fiber for increasing single mode bandwidth

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    JØrgensen, Mette Marie; Petersen, Sidsel Rübner

    2012-01-01

    High-power fiber amplifiers for pulsed applications require large mode area (LMA) fibers having high pump absorption and near diffraction limited output. This improves the limiting factor of nonlinear effects, while maintaining good beam quality. Photonic crystal fibers allow realization of short LMA fiber amplifiers having high pump absorption through a pump cladding that is decoupled from the outer fiber. However, achieving ultra low NA for single-mode (SM) guidance is challenging, and thus different design strategies must be applied to filter out higher order modes (HOMs). The novel distributed modal filtering (DMF) design presented here enables SM guidance, and previous results have shown a SM mode field diameter of 60 ?m operating in a 20 nm SM bandwidth. The DMF rod fiber has high index ring-shaped inclusions acting as resonators enabling SM guidance through modal filtering of HOMs. Large preform tolerances are compensated during the fiber draw resulting in ultra low NA fibers with very large cores. In this paper, design optimization of the SM bandwidth of the DMF rod fiber is presented. Analysis of band gap properties results in a fourfold increase of the SM bandwidth compared to previous results, achieved by utilizing the first band of cladding modes. This covers of a large fraction of the Yb emission band, where wavelengths of 1030 nm and 1064 nm can be included.

  8. Estimated Bandwidth Distribution with Admission Control for Enhanced QoS Multicast Routing in MANETs

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    P.Revathi

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Wireless networks become more widely used to support advanced services. Traditional approaches to guarantee quality of service (QoS work well only with predictable channel and network access. The Multicast transmission is a more efficient mechanism when compared to uni-casting in supporting group communication applications and hence is an important aspect of future network developments. To enable high QoS for all admitted traffic, the Admission Control monitors the wireless channel and dynamically adapts admission control decisions to enable high network utilization while preventing congestion. Mobile Adhoc networks can provide multimedia users with mobility, if efficient QoS multicast strategies were developed. In load balancing QoS Multicast Routing QMR, constant available bandwidth for the link is assumed. A cross-layer framework to support QoS multicasting is extended for more effective than QMR. The extension reflects good packet delivery ratios associated with lower control overhead and lower packet delivery delay. If minimum real-time requirements are not met, these unusable packets waste scarce bandwidth and hinder other traffic, compounding the problem. Whereas the dynamically adapted mobility with control overhead monitors the high QoS for all admitted traffic, and the bandwidth for each node is enhanced to reflect the good packet delivery ratio associated with lower control overhead and lower packet delivery delay.

  9. Red-emitting external cavity diode laser with high slope efficiency and narrow bandwidth

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    Park, Jiyeon; Song, Hong Joo; Na, Hong Man; Lee, Jun Ho; Yun, Ilgu

    2015-03-01

    External cavity diode laser with broad-area laser diode is operated up to the output power of 160 mW at the injection current of 850 mA and the bandwidth of 80 pm at a wavelength of 648 nm in external cavity. High slope efficiency of output power and narrow bandwidth using broad-area laser (BAL) diode, the width of active layer in the slow axis is too broad to select a specific wavelength. In this paper, more efficient wavelength selection method is investigated by confirming the tendency of grating grooves and designing to set up the wavelength dispersion direction along the fast axis of a solitary laser diode (LD) geometrically. Thus, the tunable external cavity diode laser module by using BAL diode is designed with an overall size of 49 mm x 52 mm x 48.5 mm. From injection current in the range of 650-900 mA, ECDL showed excellent wavelength locking behavior without a non-shift of the peak wavelength. Here, the tuning range is 4 nm with maintaining the narrow bandwidth of 80 pm and up to the output power of 100 mW. A side-mode-suppression of 36.5dB is also achieved at the output power of 160 mW and the injection current of 850 mA.

  10. Optimal bandwidth-aware VM allocation for Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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    Dutta, Debojyoti; Post, Ian; Shinde, Rajendra

    2012-01-01

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers need to offer richer services to be competitive while optimizing their resource usage to keep costs down. Richer service offerings include new resource request models involving bandwidth guarantees between virtual machines (VMs). Thus we consider the following problem: given a VM request graph (where nodes are VMs and edges represent virtual network connectivity between the VMs) and a real data center topology, find an allocation of VMs to servers that satisfies the bandwidth guarantees for every virtual network edge---which maps to a path in the physical network---and minimizes congestion of the network. Previous work has shown that for arbitrary networks and requests, finding the optimal embedding satisfying bandwidth requests is $\\mathcal{NP}$-hard. However, in most data center architectures, the routing protocols employed are based on a spanning tree of the physical network. In this paper, we prove that the problem remains $\\mathcal{NP}$-hard even when the phys...

  11. A Novel Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Model for Energy Efficient Multi-beam STICS Networks

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    Ramya Ranjan Choudhury

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Dynamic bandwidth allocation, keeping in view of energy efficiency is the utmost solutions to achieve flexible and efficient satellite based cellular networks. This would be helpful for communicating with anywhere and with anyone with global coverage. In this research article it is proposed that the assignment of bandwidth must be dynamic for this energy efficient mobile-satellite integrated system since user capacity demand is going to double by 2020. The model for such assignment is chosen in terms of obtaining energy efficiency thereby conducting measurement of interference. For this the quality of service on the basis of link control of threshold for a spectrum must be known. A pattern with frequency reuse ratio of 1 and 3 is selected consecutively keeping the fixed access satellites constant for the evaluation of energy efficient STICS systems. If the quality of link obtained from proposed model is maintained greater than blocking rate the frequency reuse would be unity. But in ideal case we can say that bandwidth requirement for quite large users can be sustained by implementing the model described in this paper

  12. A Real-time Data Compression for Massive Data Transmission Over High Delay-bandwidth Network

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    Zheng Chen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Packet dropout and retransmission have become a more and more serious problem in high delay-bandwidth network, it is difficult for traditional streaming compression to deal with reorder packets, people have to use stateless compression, but it can only achieve very low compression ratio. In this study, we introduce a novel Orderless Tolerance Compression Algorithm (OTCA. The algorithm works effectively with orderless packets which is caused by the packet retransmission, through allowing variable delay in the dictionary construction. OTCA performs better compression ratio than stateless compression and low decoding latency than that of streaming compression and excels delay-dictionary compression in both compression ratio and decoding latency especially in high bandwidth network. We conduct extensive experiments to establish the potential improvement for packet compression techniques, using many data files including the Calgary corpus and the Canterbury corpus. Experimental results of the OTCA show that it is a good compromise proposal for transfer massive data over high delay-bandwidth networks.

  13. Metamaterial composite bandpass filter with an ultra-broadband rejection bandwidth of up to 240 terahertz

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    Strikwerda, Andrew C.; Zalkovskij, Maksim; Lund Lorenzen, Dennis; Krabbe, Alexander; Lavrinenko, Andrei V.; Uhd Jepsen, Peter

    2014-05-01

    We present a metamaterial, consisting of a cross structure and a metal mesh filter, that forms a composite with greater functional bandwidth than any terahertz (THz) metamaterial to date. Metamaterials traditionally have a narrow usable bandwidth that is much smaller than common THz sources, such as photoconductive antennas and difference frequency generation. The composite structure shown here expands the usable bandwidth to exceed that of current THz sources. To highlight the applicability of this combination, we demonstrate a series of bandpass filters with only a single pass band, with a central frequency (f0) that is scalable from 0.86-8.51 THz, that highly extinguishes other frequencies up to >240 THz. The performance of these filters is demonstrated in experiment, using both air biased coherent detection and a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), as well as in simulation. We present equations—and discuss their scaling laws—which detail the f0 and full width at half max (?f) of the pass band, as well as the required geometric dimensions for their fabrication using standard UV photolithography and easily achievable fabrication linewidths. With these equations, the geometric parameters and ?f for a desired frequency can be quickly calculated. Using these bandpass filters as a proof of principle, we believe that this metamaterial composite provides the key for ultra-broadband metamaterial design.

  14. An efficient bandwidth sharing strategy through users' cooperation for multirate networks

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    El-Ganainy, Noha O.; El-Khamy, Said E.

    2013-09-01

    This paper adopts an efficient strategy that allocates the network resources to the users according to the transmission rate requirement. Based on cooperation and the use of variable length spreading codes, the terminals requiring high transmission rate are supported by larger bandwidth and power in order to enhance their quality of service. The proposed resource allocation strategy assigns the terminals with low transmission rate to cooperate with those with high transmission rate by dedicating a part of their bandwidth and power to either relay their data or send a part of it. This will result in a slight limitation on the performance of the cooperating terminals (low rate). Two proposed schemes are presented namely the relaying strategy and re-allocation strategy. These strategies are evaluated against the commonly used rate-matching algorithm which constrains the terminals to fairly share the bandwidth regardless of the transmission rate. The proposed receiver is simple and efficient and the utilized spreading codes provide signal separation and limit multiple access interference MAI. In a CDMA-based framework supporting multirate transmissions, a thorough performance assessment in terms of the error probability and the probability of outage is discussed for the considered strategies under different transmission conditions. The proposed strategies enhance the performance of the high rate user compared to the rate-matching algorithm and slightly hold back the low rate user performance. Moreover, the re-allocation strategy enhances the system capability to support higher transmission rate at no additional cost.

  15. Bandwidth Enhancement of a U-Slot Patch Antenna Using Embedded HIS Structure

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    Pramod Kumar Singhal

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a new generation of antenna that applies metamaterial as a base construction. With the use of dual band high impedance surface (HIS structures, the bandwidth, return loss, and gain of U-slot patch antenna is improved at resonant frequencies 2.24 GHz and 5.8 GHz. The proposed new modified U-slot antenna has dual band impedance bandwidth from about 2.1886 to 2.27 GHz and 5.6149 to 7.2259 GHz. From the simulation result it was found that the upper frequency band of the proposed antenna lies in the band of $5.725 sim 5.825$ GHz regulated by IEEE 802.11a (upper band and can be used for bluetooth and WLAN applications. We perform this analysis on structures which composed of rectangular lattice patches periodic arrangements. All the dimensions and shapes of the unit cell geometry are optimized in order to get a broad bandwidth and high return loss. The lattice structure comprises of an array of $7 imes 5$ rectangular patches embedded in the substrate.

  16. Extremely large bandwidth and ultralow-dispersion slow light in photonic crystal waveguides with magnetically controllability

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    Pu, Shengli; Wang, Haotian

    2013-01-01

    A line-defect waveguide within a two-dimensional magnetic-fluid-based photonic crystal with 45o-rotated square lattice is presented to have excellent slow light properties. The bandwidth centered at $$ \\lambda_{0} $$ = 1,550 nm of our designed W1 waveguide is around 66 nm, which is very large than that of the conventional W1 waveguide as well as the corresponding optimized structures based on photonic crystal with triangular lattice. The obtained group velocity dispersion $$ \\beta_{2} $$ within the bandwidth is ultralow and varies from ?1,191$$ a/(2\\pi c^{2} ) $$ to 855$$ a/(2\\pi c^{2} ) $$ (a and c are the period of the lattice and the light speed in vacuum, respectively). Simultaneously, the normalized delay-bandwidth product is relatively large and almost invariant with magnetic field strength. It is indicated that using magnetic fluid as one of the constitutive materials of the photonic crystal structures can enable the magnetically fine tunability of the slow light in online mode. The concept and resultsof this work may give a guideline for studying and realizing tunable slow light based on the external-stimulus-responsive materials.

  17. Effects of bandwidth feedback on the automatization of an arm movement sequence.

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    Agethen, Manfred; Krause, Daniel

    2016-02-01

    We examined the effects of a bandwidth feedback manipulation on motor learning. Effects on movement accuracy, as well as on movement consistency, have been addressed in earlier studies. We have additionally investigated the effects on motor automatization. Because providing error feedback is believed to induce attentional control processes, we suppose that a bandwidth method should facilitate motor automatization. Participants (N=48) were assigned to four groups: one control group and three intervention groups. Participants of the intervention groups practiced an arm movement sequence with 760 trials. The BW0-Group practiced with 100% frequency of feedback. For the BW10-Group, feedback was provided when the errors were larger than 10°. The YokedBW10-Group participants were matched to the feedback schedule of research twins from the BW10-Group. All groups performed pre-tests and retention tests with a secondary task paradigm to test for automaticity. The BW10-Group indicated a higher degree of automatization compared with the BW0-Group, which did not exhibit a change in automaticity. The comparison of the YokedBW10-Group, which also exhibited automatization, and the BW10-Group leads to the proposal that reduction of quantitative feedback frequency and additional positive feedback are responsible for the bandwidth effect. Differences in movement accuracy and consistency were not evident. PMID:26605966

  18. A dispersive nanoSQUID magnetometer for ultra-low noise, high bandwidth flux detection

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    We describe a dispersive nanoSQUID (nanoscale superconducting quantum interference device) magnetometer comprised of two variable thickness aluminum weak-link Josephson junctions shunted in parallel with an on-chip capacitor. This arrangement forms a nonlinear oscillator with a tunable 4–8 GHz resonant frequency with a quality factor Q = 30 when coupled directly to a 50 ? transmission line. In the presence of a near-resonant microwave carrier signal, a low frequency flux input generates sidebands that are readily detected using microwave reflectometry. If the carrier excitation is sufficiently strong, then the magnetometer also exhibits parametric gain, resulting in a minimum effective flux noise of 30 n?0 Hz?1/2 with 20 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. If the magnetometer is followed with a near-quantum-noise-limited Josephson parametric amplifier, we can increase the bandwidth to 60 MHz without compromising sensitivity. This combination of high sensitivity and wide bandwidth with no on-chip dissipation makes this device ideal for local sensing of spin dynamics, both classical and quantum. (paper)

  19. Amplification bandwidth and intelligibility of speech in quiet and noise for listeners with sensorineural hearing loss.

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    Skinner, M W; Miller, J D

    1983-01-01

    The intelligibility of speech mixed with noise (+6 dB S/N) and in quiet was measured as a function of its audible bandwidth for 7 listeners with moderate sensorineural hearing losses. Words were presented at three levels in the field (50, 60 and 70 dB SPL) and amplified with a Limiting Master Hearing Aid (LMHA) which allows independent control of gain and maximum power output in each of nine, half-octave channels. The frequency gain characteristics were chosen so the speech spectrum (60 dB SPL) at the input was shaped to approximate the individual listener's contour of most comfortable listening levels at the output. At each level and for the words in noise as well as quiet, the LMHA was set for four bandwidths (266-6 000, 375-4 242, 530-3 000 and 750-2 121 Hz). For these conditions, the listeners all obtained the highest mean score with the LMHA set for the widest bandwidth. The listener's ability to understand the words, after adjustment for individual differences, was well correlated (0.77-0.91) with the articulation index. Preliminary observations on the acceptability of amplified sounds, that is, loud speech, impact noise, an air-horn blast, and a party ratchet, are included. PMID:6870667

  20. Sensitivity to temporal modulation rate and spectral bandwidth in the human auditory system: MEG evidence.

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    Wang, Yadong; Ding, Nai; Ahmar, Nayef; Xiang, Juanjuan; Poeppel, David; Simon, Jonathan Z

    2012-04-01

    Slow acoustic modulations below 20 Hz, of varying bandwidths, are dominant components of speech and many other natural sounds. The dynamic neural representations of these modulations are difficult to study through noninvasive neural-recording methods, however, because of the omnipresent background of slow neural oscillations throughout the brain. We recorded the auditory steady-state responses (aSSR) to slow amplitude modulations (AM) from 14 human subjects using magnetoencephalography. The responses to five AM rates (1.5, 3.5, 7.5, 15.5, and 31.5 Hz) and four types of carrier (pure tone and 1/3-, 2-, and 5-octave pink noise) were investigated. The phase-locked aSSR was detected reliably in all conditions. The response power generally decreases with increasing modulation rate, and the response latency is between 100 and 150 ms for all but the highest rates. Response properties depend only weakly on the bandwidth. Analysis of the complex-valued aSSR magnetic fields in the Fourier domain reveals several neural sources with different response phases. These neural sources of the aSSR, when approximated by a single equivalent current dipole (ECD), are distinct from and medial to the ECD location of the N1m response. These results demonstrate that the globally synchronized activity in the human auditory cortex is phase locked to slow temporal modulations below 30 Hz, and the neural sensitivity decreases with an increasing AM rate, with relative insensitivity to bandwidth. PMID:21975451

  1. MHBCDA: Mobility and Heterogeneity aware Bandwidth Efficient Cluster based Data Aggregation for Wireless Sensor Network

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    Dnyaneshwar, Mantri; Prasad, Neeli R.

    2013-01-01

    Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) offers a variety of novel applications for mobile targets. It generates the large amount of redundant sensing data. The data aggregation techniques are extensively used to reduce the energy consumption and increase the network lifetime, although it has the side effect of reduced reliability. In the mobile environment, it is necessary to consider the techniques which minimize the communication cost with efficient bandwidth utilization by decreasing the packet count reached at the sink. This paper proposes the mobility and heterogeneity aware bandwidth efficient Cluster-based Data Aggregation (MHBCDA) algorithm for the randomly distributed nodes. It considers the mobile sink based packet aggregation for the heterogeneous WSN. It uses predefined region for the aggregation at cluster head to minimize computation and communication cost. The MHBCDA is energy and bandwidth efficient. It exploits correlation of data packets generated by varying the packet generation rate. It prevents transmission of redundant data packets by improving energy consumption by 4.11% and prolongs the network life by 34.45% as compared with state-of-the-art solutions.

  2. Bandwidth-tunable narrowband rectangular optical filter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fiber.

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    Wei, Wei; Yi, Lilin; Jaouën, Yves; Hu, Weisheng

    2014-09-22

    We propose a rectangular optical filter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in optical fiber with bandwidth tuning from 50 MHz to 4 GHz at less than 15-MHz resolution. The rectangular shape of the filter is precisely achieved utilizing digital feedback control of the comb-like pump spectral lines. The passband ripple is suppressed to ~1 dB by mitigating the nonlinearity influences of the comb-like pump lines generated in electrical and optical components and fibers. Moreover a fiber with a single Brillouin peak is employed to further reduce the in-band ripple and the out-of-band SBS gain at the same time. Finally, we analyze the noise performance of the filter at different bandwidth cases and demonstrate the system performance of the proposed filter with 2.1-GHz bandwidth and 19-dB gain by amplifying a 2-GHz orthogonal frequency-division-multiplexing (OFDM) signal with quadrature-phase-shift-keying (QPSK) and 16-quadrature-amplitude-modulation (16-QAM) on each subscriber. PMID:25321794

  3. Task Mapping and Bandwidth Reservation for Mixed Hard/Soft Fault-Tolerant Embedded Systems

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    Saraswat, Prabhat Kumar; Pop, Paul

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we are interested in mixed hard/soft real-time fault-tolerant applications mapped on distributed heterogeneous architectures. We use the Earliest Deadline First (EDF) scheduling for the hard real-time tasks and the Constant Bandwidth Server (CBS) for the soft tasks. The bandwidth reserved for the servers determines the quality of service (QoS) for soft tasks. CBS enforces temporal isolation, such that soft task overruns do not affect the timing guarantees of hard tasks. Transient faults in hard tasks are tolerated using checkpointing with rollback recovery. We have proposed a Tabu Search-based approach for task mapping and CBS bandwidth reservation, such that the deadlines for the hard tasks are satisfied, even in the case of transient faults, and the QoS for the soft tasks is maximized. Researchers have used fixed execution time models, such as the worst-case execution times for hard tasks and average execution times for soft tasks. However, we show that by using stochastic execution times for soft tasks, significant improvements can be obtained. The proposed strategy has been evaluated using an extensive set of benchmarks.

  4. Plasma Sensor for High Bandwidth Mass-Flow Measurements at High Mach Numbers with RF Link Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The proposal is aimed at the development of a miniature high bandwidth (1 MHz class) plasma sensor for flow measurements at high enthalpies. This device uses a...

  5. Single-Multi-Single Mode Structure Based Band Pass/Stop Fiber Optic Filter With Tunable Bandwidth

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    Tripathi, Saurabh Mani; Kumar, Arun; Marin, Emmanuel; Meunier, Jean-Pierre

    2010-01-01

    We present a simple, efficient and easy to fabricate single-multi-single mode (SMS) fiber-based tunable bandwidth optical bandpass/bandstop filter. The device exploits the transmission characteristics of an SMS structure near its critical wavelength. Using both temperature and strain tuning, we show that the device can be switched between band pass to band stop modes and that the filter bandwidth in each mode can be dynamically tuned. We present a theoretical analysis of the observed behavior...

  6. Performance Evaluation of Two Node Tandem Communication Network with Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation having Two Stage Direct Bulk Arrivals

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    K.SRINIVASA RAO; Kuda Nageswara Rao; P.Srinivasa Rao

    2011-01-01

    A two node tandem communication network with dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) having two stage direct bulk arrivals is developed and analyzed. The messages arriving to the source are packetized and stored in the buffers for forward transmission. Dynamic bandwidth allocation strategy is proposed by adjusting the transmission rate at every node just before transmission of each packet. The arrival and transmission processes at each node are characterized through compound Poisson and Poisson pr...

  7. MATLAB implementation of a dynamic clamp with bandwidth >125 KHz capable of generating INa at 37°C

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    Clausen, Chris; Valiunas, Virginijus; Brink, Peter R.; COHEN, IRA S.

    2012-01-01

    We describe the construction of a dynamic clamp with bandwidth >125 KHz that utilizes a high performance, yet low cost, standard home/office PC interfaced with a high-speed (16 bit) data acquisition module. High bandwidth is achieved by exploiting recently available software advances (code-generation technology, optimized real-time kernel). Dynamic-clamp programs are constructed using Simulink, a visual programming language. Blocks for computation of membrane currents are written in the high-...

  8. Low Power Analog-to-Digital Conversion in Millimeter Wave Systems: Impact of Resolution and Bandwidth on Performance

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    Orhan, Oner; Erkip, Elza; Rangan, Sundeep

    2015-01-01

    The wide bandwidth and large number of antennas used in millimeter wave systems put a heavy burden on the power consumption at the receiver. In this paper, using an additive quantization noise model, the effect of analog-digital conversion (ADC) resolution and bandwidth on the achievable rate is investigated for a multi-antenna system under a receiver power constraint. Two receiver architectures, analog and digital combining, are compared in terms of performance. Results dem...

  9. An InP-Based Dual-Depletion-Region Electroabsorption Modulator with Low Capacitance and Predicted High Bandwidth

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    Shao, Yong-Bo; Zhao, Ling-Juan; Yu, Hong-Yan; Qiu, Ji-Fang; Qiu, Ying-Ping; Pan, Jiao-Qing; Wang, Bao-Jun; Zhu, Hong-Liang; Wang, Wei

    2011-11-01

    A novel dual-depletion-region electroabsorption modulator (DDR-EAM) based on InP at 1550 nm is fabricated. The measured capacitance and extinction ratio of the DDR-EAM reveal that the dual depletion region structure can reduce the device capacitance significantly without any degradation of extinction ratio. Moreover, the bandwidth of the DDR-EAM predicted by using an equivalent circuit model is larger than twice the bandwidth of the conventional lumped-electrode EAM (L-EAM).

  10. Biases caused by the instrument bandwidth and beam width on simulated brightness temperature measurements from scanning microwave radiometers

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available More so than the traditional fixed radiometers, the scanning radiometer requires a careful design to ensure high quality measurements. Here the impact of the radiometer characteristics (e.g., antenna beam width and receiver bandwidth and atmospheric propagation (e.g. curvature of the Earth and vertical gradient of refractive index on scanning radiometer measurements are presented. A forward radiative transfer model that includes all these effects to represent the instrument measurements is used to estimate the biases. These biases are estimated using differences between the measurement with and without these characteristics for three commonly used frequency bands: K, V and W-band. The receiver channel bandwidth errors are less important in K-band and W-band. Thus, the use of a wider bandwidth to improve detection at low signal-to-noise conditions is acceptable at these frequencies. The biases caused by omitting the antenna beam width in measurement simulations are larger than those caused by omitting the receiver bandwidth, except for V-band where the bandwidth may be more important in the vicinity of absorption peaks. Using simple regression algorithms, the effects of the bandwidth and beam width biases in liquid water path, integrated water vapour, and temperature are also examined. The largest errors in liquid water path and integrated water vapour are associated with the beam width errors.

  11. Combination Of Narrow Bandwidth Excimer Laser And Monochromatic Reduction Projection Lens

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    Kajiyama, K.; Saito, K.; Moro, N.; Maeda, Y.; Natsuaki, H.

    1988-01-01

    This paper will discuss the problems associated with excimer laser photo-lithography -the combination of a KrF narrow band width excimer laser (non-injection locked type) with a large field fused silica monochromatic reduction lens. An excimer laser with a KrF narrow bandwidth, in combination with a large field monochromatic lens which is appropriate for use with such laser, have been developed and tested. The system's resolution capability has been confirmed at 0.4 um L/S with MP2400 resist. The laser has been designed so as to be installed and maintained in a clean room environment as well as to have a very narrow spectrum line. A very narrow band-width beam, down to 0.003nm, has been attained through a stable resonator with more than 20mJ pulse energy. The ultra-compact laser head (300mm x 545mm x 1100mm) contains a small laser discharge unit (182mm x 156mm x 584mm), and no amplifier because the oscillator is highly efficient in spite of the narrow line emission. Maintenance is much easier in the clean room environment. Users can replace the discharge unit as easily as they would change Hg-lamp, only taking twenty minutes, and while they clean the window and check the electrodes of the removed unit, the laser can be operated with the easily installed replacement -already passivated discharge unit. The laser head unit is separated from a gas circulating unit and trigger pulse circuit - vibration, heat, EMI noise and particle generation. Therefore, it can be installed even in the thermal clean chamber of a stepper. The N.A. (numerical aperture) of the monochromatic lens is 0.36 and the field size is 15mm x 15mm. In fact, three kinds of lenses with N.A.s of 0.4, 0.35 and 0.3 respectively, were designed and individually evaluated for their OTF's and defocus's dependence on the light source's spectral width, and also their co-relationship. In parallel, simulations on the relationship between each lens' chromatic aberration and laser spectral width were completed and such results have been integrated with the laser performance data ie. output power v.s. spectral line width, and its interactions from speckle noises/background emmissions per line. The system is capable of achieving a resolution preformance of 0.4 microns over a field measuring 15mm x 15mm, and it is very reliable for practical applications since it employs the combination of 5-7/1000nm spectral bandwidth excimer laser with N.A. 0.36 lens, which has been optimized from the preceding simulations and experimental data. When the N.A. of a lens is being determined it is necessary to take into consideration the spectral width of the light source because in the case of a narrow bandwidth laser, it would be difficult to satisfy two contradictory factor6 - speckle noises/background emissions and narrow bandwidths. An extremely narrow bandwidth laser (less than 3/1000nm) would be much less reliable as it would demand sophisticated configuration and adjustments. A monochromatic lens with a high N.A. would struggle in its efforts to locate such a very narrow linewidth industrial laser source with easy maintenance and compact size in the clean room environment.

  12. High frequency bandwidth polarization and strain control using a fractional derivative inverse model

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    Guyomar, D.; Ducharne, B.; Sebald, G.

    2010-04-01

    The present paper proposes an inverse dynamical model based on fractional derivatives in order to simulate the electrical field versus the polarization field E(P) as well as the electrical field versus the mechanical strain E(S) of ferroelectric hysteresis. By considering a fractional derivative term, the frequency bandwidth of the inverse model is greatly increased. As a consequence, the model became suited for the usual inverse model applications, such as adaptive inverse control of piezoelectric actuators, high-speed positioning or high precision positioning. The proposed high-accuracy inverse model rendered it possible to avoid standard feedback mechanisms that usually exhibit restrain frequency bandwidths due mainly to high frequency noise. Starting from a quasi-static inverse model, and based on a simple mechanism related to the dry-friction concept, a polarization fractional derivative term was added in order to take into account the dynamical effects. The order of the fractional derivative was, using a direct model P(E) and experimental data on a large frequency bandwidth (10 - 3 Hz < f < 102 Hz), found to be equal to 0.5. A quadratic relation was used to link the ferroelectric strain and the polarization field. Moreover, a dynamical strain control based on an inverse dynamic polarization field contribution was proposed. Experimental procedures were developed to verify the accuracy of the polarization as well as of the strain control. Good results were obtained and exposed for sinus and triangular polarization-imposed waveforms. Various frequencies and amplitudes were tested in both cases.

  13. Damping effect of the inner band electrons on the optical absorption and bandwidth of metal nanoparticles

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    Ochoo, Lawrence, E-mail: lawijapuonj@yahoo.com; Migwi, Charles; Okumu, John [Kenyatta University, Physics Department (Kenya)

    2012-12-15

    Conflicts and discrepancies around nanoparticle (NP) size effect on the optical properties of metal NPs of sizes below the mean free path of electron can be traced to the internal damping effect of the hybrid resonance of the inner band (IB) and the conduction band (CB) electrons of the noble metals. We present a scheme to show how alternative mathematical formulation of the physics of interaction between the CB and the IB electrons of NP sizes <50 nm justifies this and resolves the conflicts. While a number of controversies exist between classical and quantum theories over the phenomenological factors to attribute to the NP size effect on the absorption bandwidth, this article shows that the bandwidth behavior can be well predicted from a different treatment of the IB damping effect, without invoking any of the controversial phenomenological factors. It finds that the IB damping effect is mainly frequency dependent and only partly size dependent and shows how its influence on the surface plasmon resonance can be modeled to show the influence of NP size on the absorption properties. Through the model, it is revealed that strong coupling of IB and CB electrons drastically alters the absorption spectra, splitting it into distinctive dipole and quadrupole modes and even introduce a behavioral switch. It finds a strong overlap between the IB and the CB absorptions for Au and Cu but not Ag, which is sensitive to the NP environment. The CB modes shift with the changing refractive index of the medium in a way that can allow their independent excitation, free of influence of the IB electrons. Through a hybrid of parameters, the model further finds that metal NP sizes can be established not only by their spectral absorption peak locations but also from a proper correlation of the peak location and the bandwidth (FWHM).

  14. High frequency bandwidth polarization and strain control using a fractional derivative inverse model

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    The present paper proposes an inverse dynamical model based on fractional derivatives in order to simulate the electrical field versus the polarization field E(P) as well as the electrical field versus the mechanical strain E(S) of ferroelectric hysteresis. By considering a fractional derivative term, the frequency bandwidth of the inverse model is greatly increased. As a consequence, the model became suited for the usual inverse model applications, such as adaptive inverse control of piezoelectric actuators, high-speed positioning or high precision positioning. The proposed high-accuracy inverse model rendered it possible to avoid standard feedback mechanisms that usually exhibit restrain frequency bandwidths due mainly to high frequency noise. Starting from a quasi-static inverse model, and based on a simple mechanism related to the dry-friction concept, a polarization fractional derivative term was added in order to take into account the dynamical effects. The order of the fractional derivative was, using a direct model P(E) and experimental data on a large frequency bandwidth (10?3 Hz 2 Hz), found to be equal to 0.5. A quadratic relation was used to link the ferroelectric strain and the polarization field. Moreover, a dynamical strain control based on an inverse dynamic polarization field contribution was proposed. Experimental procedures were developed to verify the accuracy of the polarization as well as of the strain control. Good results were obtained and exposed for sinus and triangular polarization-imposed waveforms. Various frequencies and amplitudes were tested in both cases

  15. Efficient broad- and tunable-bandwidth optical extinction via aspect-ratio-tailored silver nanodisks

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    Anquillare, Emma L; Hsu, Chia Wei; DeLacy, Brendan G; Joannopoulos, John D; Soljacic, Marin

    2015-01-01

    Sub-wavelength resonators typically exhibit a narrow-bandwidth response to optical excitations. We computationally design and experimentally synthesize tailored distributions of silver nanodisks to extinguish light over broad, tunable frequency windows. We show that metallic nanodisks are two- to twenty-times more efficient in absorbing and scattering light than common structures. Per-volume efficiency increases away from the plasma frequency of the underlying metal. We measure broadband extinction per volume that closely approaches theoretical predictions over three representative visible-range wavelength windows, confirming the high efficiency of nanodisks and demonstrating the collective power of computational design and experimental precision for developing new photonics technologies.

  16. CoZi: basic Coding for better Bandwidth Utilization in ZigBee Sensor Networks

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    Salhi, Ismail; Ghamri-Doudane, Yacine; Lohier, Stéphane; Livolant, Erwan

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes CoZi, a new packet scheduling mechanism for large scale ZigBee networks. CoZi aims at enhancing the reliability of the data delivery and the bandwidth utilization of the network. Based on simple network coding, instead of the classic packet forwarding, our algorithm takes advantage of the shared nature of the wireless medium as well as the cluster-tree topology of IEEE 802.15.4 networks to increase the global throughput and to reduce transmissions in end-to-end and dissem...

  17. A Low Power High Bandwidth Four Quadrant Analog Multiplier in 32 NM CNFET Technology

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    Ishit Makwana

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Carbon Nano tube Field Effect Transistor (CNFET is a promising new technology that overcomes several limitations of traditional silicon integrated circuit technology. In recent years, the potential of CNFET for analog circuit applications has been explored. This paper proposes a novel four quadrant analog multiplier design using CNFETs. The simulation based on 32nm CNFET technology shows that the proposed multiplier has very low harmonic distortion (<0.45%, large input range (±400mV, large bandwidth (~50GHz and low power consumption (~247µW, while operating at a supply voltage of ±0.9V.

  18. Development of the bandwidth-limiting neutron chopper prototype control system for CSNS

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    The time-of-flight neutron scattering spectrometer in CSNS (China Spallation Neutron Source) will use a bandwidth-limiting (BWL) neutron chopper for choosing neutrons of certain band ranges. Its control system should synchronize the phase signal of BWL neutron chopper with the timing signal from accelerator, and monitor operation status of the neutron chopper. In this article, we describe the structure of control system, the control principle, and the software design. Test results of the controlling accuracy and operation stability of the control system are given, too. (authors)

  19. Spatial bandwidth enlargement and field enhancement of shear horizontal waves in finite graded piezoelectric layered media

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    Xu, Yanlong

    2015-09-01

    Shear horizontal (SH) wave propagation in finite graded piezoelectric layered media is investigated by transfer matrix method. Different from the previous studies on SH wave propagation in completely periodic layered media, calculations on band structure and transmission in this paper show that the graded layered media possess very large band gaps. Harmonic wave simulation by finite element method (FEM) confirms that the reason of bandwidth enlargement is that waves within the band gap ranges are spatially enhanced and stopped by the corresponding graded units. The study suggests that the graded structure possesses the property of manipulating elastic waves spatially, which shows potential applications in strengthening energy trapping and harvesting.

  20. A Bandwidth-Efficient Service for Local Information Dissemination in Sparse to Dense Roadways

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    Patricia Noriega-Vivas

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Thanks to the research on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs, we will be able to deploy applications on roadways that will contribute to energy efficiency through a better planning of long trips. With this goal in mind, we have designed a gas/charging station advertising system, which takes advantage of the broadcast nature of the network. We have found that reducing the number of total sent packets is important, as it allows for a better use of the available bandwidth. We have designed improvements for a distance-based flooding scheme, so that it can support the advertising application with good results in sparse to dense roadway scenarios.