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  1. Neutron chopper development at LANSCE

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    Progress is reported on neutron chopper systems for the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center pulsed spallation neutron source. This includes the development of 600+ Hz active magnetic bearing neutron chopper and a high speed control system designed to operate with the Proton Storage Ring to phase the chopper to the neutron source. 5 refs., 3 figs

  2. New chopper control at ILL

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    Descamps, F. [Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (ILL), 38 - Grenoble (France)

    1997-04-01

    Proper phasing is an essential characteristic of the chopper systems used at ILL. A wide variety of choppers and selectors differing in weight, speed and bearing types are controlled by a unique electronic card performing digital adaptative filtering. The chopper regulation system is described. (author).

  3. Infrared Sensor with Liquid Crystal Chopper

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    2001-01-01

    An infrared sensor using the liquid crystal chopper is presented. The infrared sensor is designed to detect infrared rays with a pyroelectric element used as a liquid crystal chopper in such an infrared sensor or the like.

  4. A microprocessor system for a neutron chopper

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    An electronic system with the use of a microprocessor for operation automation, stabilization of speed and phase in the IBR-2 neutron chopper sis described. The root mean square deviation of chopper phase for 5 Hz frequency of reactor operation does not exceed 50 μs

  5. Conceptual design of a Disk Chopper Spectrometer

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    Copley, J.R.D. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)

    1997-09-01

    We describe methods that we have used for the conceptual design of the Disk Chopper Spectrometer at the Cold Neutron Research Facility, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Most of the discussion concerns the multiple chopper system. No single design method is best in every situation. We believe that an analytical approach is preferable, whenever possible. Graphical methods of expressing problems have been very instructive. We have also found it useful, and occasionally invaluable, to cross-check results obtained using different methods, such as analytical integration and ray-tracing.

  6. Chopper:Efficient Algorithm for Tree Mining

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    Chen Wang; Ming-Sheng Hong; Wei Wang; Bai-Le Shi

    2004-01-01

    With the development of Internet, frequent pattern mining has been extended to more complex patterns like tree mining and graph mining. Such applications arise in complex domains like bioinformatics, web mining, etc. In this paper, we present a novel algorithm, named Chopper, to discover frequent subtrees from ordered labeled trees. An extensive performance study shows that the newly developed algorithm outperforms TreeMinerV, one of the fastest methods proposed previously, in mining large databases. At the end of this paper,the potential improvement of Chopper is mentioned.

  7. Negative coupled inductors for polyphase choppers

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    Jamieson, Robert S. (Inventor)

    1984-01-01

    A technique for negatively coupling the outputs of polyphase choppers is disclosed, wherein the output inductance of each phase is divided into two windings, and each winding is negatively coupled to a corresponding winding of a neighboring phase. In a preferred embodiment for a three-phase chopper circuit, the output inductance of phase A is divided into windings 100 and 102, the output inductance of phase B is divided into windings 110 and 112, and the output inductance of phase C is divided into windings 120 and 122. Pairs of windings 100 and 110, 112 and 120, and 102 and 122 are respectively disposed in transformers arranged for negatively coupling the windings of each pair.

  8. Modeling and control of parallel multicell chopper using Petri nets

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    Amghar, Bilal; Darcherif, Moumen; Barbot, Jean-Pierre; Gauthier, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    International audience In this paper a new class of converters power will be studied (Parallel Multicell Chopper). The topology of these chopper is based on a combination of n cells switching interconnected via independent inductors. This type of choppers is a new DC/DC static power converter which has an output current equals to n times the source current where n is the number of cells . After recalling the dynamical equations of the converter, its hybrid dynamical behavior and properties...

  9. Choppers to optimise the repetition rate multiplication technique on a direct geometry neutron chopper spectrometer

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    Vickery, Anette; Deen, P. P.

    2014-01-01

    In recent years the use of repetition rate multiplication (RRM) on direct geometry neutron spectrometers has been established and is the common mode of operation on a growing number of instruments. However, the chopper configurations are not ideally optimised for RRM with a resultant 100 fold flu...... in time resolution probed for a single European Spallation Source (ESS) period, which is ideal to probe complex relaxational behaviour. These two chopper configurations have been simulated for the Versatile Optimal Resolution direct geometry spectrometer, VOR, that will be built at ESS....

  10. A design study on the CSNS LEBT pre-chopper

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    2011-01-01

    The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) front end incorporates a pre-chopper in the Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT) that will remove a 530 ns section of beam at approximately 1 MHz rate, which is the RF frequency of the ring at injection. It’s one of the most critical devices for properly controlling the injecting beam loss. Physical designing of the pre-chopper is carried out, and the RFQ itself is used as the beam dump of the chopper system. In order to examine the reliability of the pre-chopper design, the beam study of a similar chopper system is successfully performed. The results of physical design and experiments are presented.

  11. Linac4 chopper line commissioning strategy

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    Bellodi, G; Lombardi, AM; Posocco, PA; Sargsyan, E

    2010-01-01

    The report outlines the strategy for beam-based commissioning of the Linac4 3 MeV chopper line as currently scheduled to start in the second half of 2011 in the Test Stand Area. A dedicated temporary diagnostics test bench will complement the measurement devices foreseen for permanent installation in the chopper line. A commissioning procedure is set out as a series of consecutive phases, each one supposed to meet a well- defined milestone in the path to fully characterise the beam-line. Specific set-ups for each stage are defined in terms of beam characteristics, machine settings and diagnostics used. Operational guidelines are given and expected results at the relative points of measurements are shown for simulated scenarios (on the basis of multi-particle tracking studies carried out with the codes PATH and TRACEWin). These are then interpreted in the light of the resolution limits of the available diagnostics instruments to assess the precision reach on individual measurements and the feasibility of techn...

  12. Analysis of Input and Output Ripples of PWM AC Choppers

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    Pekik Argo Dahono

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of input and output ripples of PWM AC choppers. Expressions of input and output current and voltage ripples of single-phase PWM AC choppers are first derived. The derived expressions are then extended to three-phase PWM AC choppers. As input current and output voltage ripples specification alone cannot be used to determine the unique values of inductance and capacitance of the LC filters, an additional criterion based on the minimum reactive power is proposed. Experimental results are included in this paper to show the validity of the proposed analysis method.

  13. Study on Rotor IGBT Chopper Control for Induction Motor Drive

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    2001-01-01

    Rotor chopper control is a simple and effective drive method for induction motor. This paper presents a novel IGBT chopper topology,which can both adjust rotor resistance and protect IGBT efficiently. Investigation on the quasi-transient state of the rotor rectifying circuit is made, and a nonlinear mapping between the equivalent resistance and the duty cycle is deduced. Furthermore, the method for determining the magnitude of the external resistor is introduced.

  14. Design of a chopper line for the CERN SPL

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    Caspers, Friedhelm; Lombardi, A M; Millich, Antonio; Mostacci, A; Paoluzzi, M; Vretenar, Maurizio

    2002-01-01

    The SPL (Superconducting Proton Linac), a 2.2 GeV linac for high-intensity applications under study at CERN, requires a fast chopping at low energy of the H . beam. The most stringent demands on the chopper come from the operation of a Neutrino Factory, which requires 44 MHz bunch frequency in the accumulator ring and in the muon bunch rotation. This imposes a chopper structure with fast rise and fall times, below 2 ns, to remove 3 consecutive 352 MHz bunches out of every 8. An improved design of the standard travelling-wave chopper structure has been analysed and tested on a prototype. Additional effort has gone into the design of a pulse generator or power amplifier capable of providing the required rise and fall times. Since short rise times and high chopper voltages are conflicting requirements, the maximum voltage has been limited to 500 V per plate. A prototype driver has been built and tested. A very compact beam line design is proposed, which is still compatible with the low chopper voltage. The line ...

  15. Neural network based PWM AC chopper fed induction motor drive

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    Venkatesan Jamuna

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new Simulink model for a neural network controlled PWM AC chopper fed single phase induction motor is proposed. Closed loop speed control is achieved using a neural network controller. To maintain a constant fluid flow with a variation in pressure head, drives like fan and pump are operated with closed loop speed control. The need to improve the quality and reliability of the drive circuit has increased because of the growing demand for improving the performance of motor drives. With the increased availability of MOSFET's and IGBT's, PWM converters can be used efficiently in low and medium power applications. From the simulation studies, it is seen that the PWM AC chopper has a better harmonic spectrum and lesser copper loss than the Phase controlled AC chopper. It is observed that the drive system with the proposed model produces better dynamic performance, reduced overshoot and fast transient response. .

  16. A MEMS-based high frequency x-ray chopper

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    Siria, A; Schwartz, W; Chevrier, J [Institut Neel, CNRS-Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Dhez, O; Comin, F [ESRF, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, F-38043 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Torricelli, G [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

    2009-04-29

    Time-resolved x-ray experiments require intensity modulation at high frequencies (advanced rotating choppers have nowadays reached the kHz range). We here demonstrate that a silicon microlever oscillating at 13 kHz with nanometric amplitude can be used as a high frequency x-ray chopper. We claim that using micro-and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), it will be possible to achieve higher frequencies in excess of hundreds of megahertz. Working at such a frequency can open a wealth of possibilities in chemistry, biology and physics time-resolved experiments.

  17. A MEMS-based high frequency x-ray chopper.

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    Siria, A; Dhez, O; Schwartz, W; Torricelli, G; Comin, F; Chevrier, J

    2009-04-29

    Time-resolved x-ray experiments require intensity modulation at high frequencies (advanced rotating choppers have nowadays reached the kHz range). We here demonstrate that a silicon microlever oscillating at 13 kHz with nanometric amplitude can be used as a high frequency x-ray chopper. We claim that using micro-and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), it will be possible to achieve higher frequencies in excess of hundreds of megahertz. Working at such a frequency can open a wealth of possibilities in chemistry, biology and physics time-resolved experiments.

  18. Design of an SFQ Microwave Chopper for Controlling Quantum Bits

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    Matsuda, G; Yamanashi, Y; Yoshikawa, N.

    2007-01-01

    A microwave chopper using single-flux-quantum (SFQ) circuits is proposed for the control of quantum bits (qubits). The proposed microwave chopper is composed of a DC/SFQ converter, an SFQ switch and a band-pass filter (BPF). In operation, an externally applied microwave is input to a DC/SFQ converter to generate an SFQ pulse train, which is chopped at high speed by the SFQ switch. The SFQ pulse train is then filtered by the BPYA I to remove higher harmonics. The transient response, the amplit...

  19. Fiber optic yield monitor for a sugarcane chopper harvester

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    A fiber optic yield monitoring system was developed for a sugarcane chopper harvester that utilizes a duty-cycle type approach with three fiber optic sensors mounted in the elevator floor to estimate cane yield. Field testing of the monitor demonstrated that there was a linear relationship between t...

  20. Thermal chopper spectrometer for the European spallation source

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    Klenø, Kaspar Hewitt; Lefmann, Kim

    2011-01-01

    One of the instruments being considered for the ESS is a thermal chopper spectrometer, intended for the study of lattice vibrations and magnetic excitations. However, as the ESS will be a long pulsed source, we propose a very long instrument (180–300 m). We here present a guide system that can...

  1. Fast Chopper Structure for the CERN Superconducting Proton Linac

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    Caspers, Friedhelm; Kurennoy, S S

    2002-01-01

    The SPL chopper is a travelling wave device, which deflects a slow beam (b = v/c = 0.08) by its transverse electric field. We discuss the chopper deflecting structure based on a meander line printed on an alumina substrate. This concept profits from the radiation resistance of alumina, its excellent out-gassing properties and its good thermal conductivity. The use of well established MIC (microwave integrated circuit) thick film technology allows easy implementation of prototypes; the thickness of the printed layer should be increased by means of an electrochemical deposition method. The topology of the structure has been chosen from standard MIC layouts and was subsequently optimized using numerical simulations. Several prototypes have been manufactured and measurements have shown encouraging results.

  2. Development of a bandwidth limiting neutron chopper for CSNS

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    Wang, P., E-mail: wangping@ihep.ac.cn [China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences - CAS, Dongguan 523803 (China); Dongguan Institute of Neutron Science (DINS), Dongguan 523808 (China); Yang, B.; Cai, W.L. [China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences - CAS, Dongguan 523803 (China); Dongguan Institute of Neutron Science (DINS), Dongguan 523808 (China)

    2015-08-21

    Bandwidth limiting neutron choppers are indispensable key equipments for the time-of-flight neutron scattering spectrometers of China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS). The main principle is to chop the neutron beam to limit the neutron wavelength bandwidth at the neutron detector. We have successfully developed a bandwidth limiting neutron chopper for CSNS in the CSNS advance research project II. The transmission rate of the neutron absorbing coating is less than 1×10{sup −4} (for 1 angstrom neutron). The phase control accuracy is ±0.084° (±9.4 μs at 25 Hz). The dynamic balance grade is G1.0. Various experimental technical features have met the design requirements, and it also runs stably and reliably during the long-term tests.

  3. Observability and observer design for hybrid multicell choppers

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    Bejarano, F. J.; Ghanes, M.; Barbot, J.-P.

    2010-03-01

    Multicell choppers are part of a class of hybrid systems in which the continuous state vector is always unobservable, in the sense that the observability matrix never has full rank. Due to their hybrid behaviour, the recent concept of Z(T N )-observability can be applied and analysed in the context of multicell choppers, which allows to give conditions, in terms of the switching sequence, under which the voltage across each capacitor can be reconstructed, not instantly, but after some number of switchings. The case when a DC-motor is coupled to the multicell chopper is also considered. It is shown that, under certain admissible assumptions, the voltages across the capacitors and the motor speed can be acceptably estimated. Two observers, one based on the super-twisting algorithm and the other one based on an adaptive approach, are designed. Additionally, we design an observer for the partial state observation. Simulations are given where the proposed observers are compared and the effectiveness of both is shown.

  4. Simulations of chopper jitter at the LET neutron spectrometer at the ISIS TS2

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    Klenø, Kaspar Hewitt; Lefmann, Kim; Willendrup, Peter Kjær;

    2014-01-01

    The effect of uncertainty in chopper phasing (jitter) has been investigated for the high-resolution time-of-flight spectrometer LET at the ISIS second target station. The investigation is carried out using virtual experiments, with the neutron simulation package McStas, where the chopper jitter i...

  5. HELIOS: A high intensity chopper spectrometer at LANSCE

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    Mason, T.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Broholm, C. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Fultz, B. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science] [and others

    1998-12-31

    A proposal to construct a high intensity chopper spectrometer at LANSCE as part of the SPSS upgrade project is discussed. HELIOS will be optimized for science requiring high sensitivity neutron spectroscopy. This includes studies of phonon density of states in small polycrystalline samples, magnetic excitations in quantum magnets and highly correlated electron systems, as well as parametric studies (as a function of pressure, temperature, or magnetic field) of S(Q,{omega}). By employing a compact design together with the use of supermirror guide in the incident flight path the neutron flux at HELIOS will be significantly higher than any other comparable instrument now operating.

  6. Development of fast beam-stop system using RF chopper

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    To avoid heat damage and radioactivation by beam loss of the J-PARC accelerator, Machine Protection System (MPS) has been developed. Actually, high responsibility and high reliability have been achieved in J-PARC. Beam-stop method in addition to a way of RFQ OFF has been requested in order to avoid damage to the RFQ. Therefore, we have been developing a fast beam-stop system by using a RF chopper. The fast beam-stop system, including beam test, is described in this paper. (author)

  7. Ultra-high vacuum compatible optical chopper system for synchrotron x-ray scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Chang, Hao, E-mail: hc000211@ohio.edu [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute, Physics & Astronomy Department, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Cummings, Marvin; Shirato, Nozomi; Stripe, Benjamin; Preissner, Curt; Freeland, John W. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Rosenmann, Daniel [Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Kersell, Heath; Hla, Saw-Wai [Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute, Physics & Astronomy Department, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Rose, Volker, E-mail: vrose@anl.gov [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2016-01-28

    High-speed beam choppers are a crucial part of time-resolved x-ray studies as well as a necessary component to enable elemental contrast in synchrotron x-ray scanning tunneling microscopy (SX-STM). However, many chopper systems are not capable of operation in vacuum, which restricts their application to x-ray studies with high photon energies, where air absorption does not present a significant problem. To overcome this limitation, we present a fully ultra-high vacuum (UHV) compatible chopper system capable of operating at variable chopping frequencies up to 4 kHz. The lightweight aluminum chopper disk is coated with Ti and Au films to provide the required beam attenuation for soft and hard x-rays with photon energies up to about 12 keV. The chopper is used for lock-in detection of x-ray enhanced signals in SX-STM.

  8. Design and placement considerations for propeller-type t-zero choppers

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    Robinson, R.A.

    1998-12-31

    The author discusses factors to do with placement and running speeds of propeller-type t-zero choppers, as implemented at ISIS (on chopper spectrometers) and at LANSCE (on a reflectometer, chopper spectrometer and small-angle scattering instrument). In all cases, the purpose is to block the burst of high-energy neutrons that emanates from the source when the proton beam strikes the target, and still be fully open when the thermal neutrons of interest pass through the space occupied by the t-zero chopper. In general, roughly 30 cm of high-strength high-Ni alloy (like nimonic or inconel) is placed in the beam, and for background purposes, it is desirable to place the chopper as far upstream as possible.

  9. Status of CERN Chopper Driver and the Solid State Alternative

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    Paoluzzi, M

    2005-01-01

    The Superconducting H- Linac under study at CERN requires a high performance 3 MeV chopper. It has to establish the required beam time-structure by dumping part of the beam exiting the RFQ in 0.6 ms bursts of 1 ns bunches spaced by 2.84 ns and repeated at 50 Hz. For maximum flexibility, the system must be able to remove any number of consecutive bunches with a minimum of 3 and up to a few thousand. The amplifier driving the chopper structure has thus to provide 500 V on 50 omega, with rise and fall times below 2 ns and repetition rate as high as 45 MHz. To achieve the very wide frequency response required for this application a first proposal based on the idea of generating the low and high frequency part of the required spectrum with distinct amplifiers has been followed. In-depth studies and prototyping have proven the principle but also shown its fragilities. Distortions, saturation effects in the ferrite or in the driving circuits, vacuum tube ageing, etc. are difficult to keep within the limits required ...

  10. Chopper-controlled discharge life cycling studies on lead-acid batteries

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    Kraml, J. J.; Ames, E. P.

    1982-01-01

    State-of-the-art 6 volt lead-acid golf car batteries were tested. A daily charge/discharge cycling to failure points under various chopper controlled pulsed dc and continuous current load conditions was undertaken. The cycle life and failure modes were investigated for depth of discharge, average current chopper frequency, and chopper duty cycle. It is shown that battery life is primarily and inversely related to depth of discharge and discharge current. Failure mode is characterized by a gradual capacity loss with consistent evidence of cell element aging.

  11. Analysis of Variable Speed PFC Chopper Fed BLDC Motor Drive

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    A Jeya Selvan Renius

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides the detailed analysis of the DC-DC chopper fed Brushless DC motor drive used for low-power applications. The various methods used to improve the power quality at the ac mains with lesser number of components are discussed. The most effective method of power quality improvement is also simulated using MATLAB Simulink. Improved method of speed control by controlling the dc link voltage of Voltage Source Inverter is also discussed with reduced switching losses. The continuous and discontinuous modes of operation of the converters are also discussed based on the improvement in power quality. The performance of the most effective solution is simulated in MATLAB Simulink environment and the obtained results are presented.

  12. Fabrication of the MEBT chopper system for the spallation neutron source

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    Hardekopf, R. A.; Kurennoy, S. (Sergey); Power, J. F. (John F.); Roybal, R. J. (Raymond J.(Ray); Schrage, D. L. (Dale L.); Sherwood, R. (Ron); Collins, S. (Shaun)

    2003-01-01

    Los Alamos completed design, fabrication, procurement, and initial testing (without beam) of the SNS medium-energy beam-transport (MEBT) chopper, including the meander-line traveling-wave structure and the electrical-pulser system. This report reviews the design parameters and discusscs the fabrication process for the chopper structures, including measurements of the impedance and rise time. (The MEBT vacuum system and chopper-target beam stop were developed at and reported by LBNL.) We discuss the spccifications for the pulse generator and its fabrication and testing at Directed Energy, Inc. of Boulder, CO. Experimental tests of the chopper system are currently being performed at the SNS site at ORNL and will be reported separately.

  13. Design, construction, and initial operation of the SNS MEBT chopper system

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    The chopper system for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) provides a gap in the beans for clean extraction from the accumulator ring. It consists of a pre-chopper in the low-energy bean transport (LEBT) and a faster chopper in the medium-energy beam transport (MEBT). We report here on the final design, fabrication, installation, and first beans tests of the MEBT chopper. The traveling-wave deflector is a meander-line design that matches the propagation of the deflecting pulse with the velocity of the beam at 2.5 MeV, after the radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) acceleration stage. The pulses uses a series of fast-risetime MOSFET transistors to generate the deflecting pulses of +- 2.5 kV with rise and fall times of 10 ns. We describe the design and fabrication of the meander line and pulsers and report on the first operation during initial beam tests at SNS.

  14. Chopper Is Prodeath Regardless of the Effect of p75ICD on Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress

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    Alliya Qazi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The intracellular domain (ICD of the neurotrophin receptor, p75NTR, exhibits variably pro- and antiapoptotic activity and has been implicated in neurodegenerative and neurodestructive disease. The molecular determinants of these cellular effects are not completely understood. The “Chopper” domain of p75ICD has been shown to be proapoptotic in in vitro systems in which p75ICD is proapoptotic. The effects of Chopper in systems in which p75ICD is antiapoptotic and, therefore, whether or not Chopper accounts for the variability of the cellular effects of p75ICD are not known. We therefore examined the effects of deletion of Chopper on the effects of p75ICD on in vitro cell culture systems in which p75ICD is pro- or antiapoptotic, respectively. Results. In HN33.11 murine neuroblastoma-hippocampal neuron hybrid cells, p75ICD is antiapoptotic. In NIH 3T3 cells, p75ICD is proapoptotic. In both cell lines deletion of the Chopper domain from p75ICD decreases the incidence of apoptosis resulting from oxidative stress. Thus, irrespective of the nature of the effects of p75ICD on the cell, its Chopper domain is proapoptotic. Conclusions. Expression of p75ICD can enhance or attenuate oxidative induction of apoptosis. Variability of the effects of p75ICD is not related to variability of the effects of its Chopper domain.

  15. The Effect of the Chopper on Granules from Wet High-Shear Granulation Using a PMA-1 Granulator

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    Briens, Lauren; Logan, Ryan

    2011-01-01

    Chopper presence and then chopper speed was varied during wet high shear granulation of a placebo formulation using a PMA-1 granulator while also varying the impeller speed. The granules were extensively analyzed for differences due to the chopper. The effect of the chopper on the granules varied with impeller speed from no effect at a low impeller speed of 300 rpm to flow interruptions at an impeller speed of 700 rpm to minimal impact at very high impeller speeds as caking at the bowl perime...

  16. Java-based software for chopper-spectrometer data reduction

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    We introduce a software application for analyzing time-of-flight data obtained from a chopper spectrometer. This Chop Analysis Package (CAP) is written in Java to take advantage of its platform independence and Internet accessibility. CAP is a component within the architecture of the Integrated Spectral Analysis Workbench (ISAW) being developed at Argonne. Multiple large data sets, each containing ∼1000 spectra, can be examined for removal of noise and contamination. Appropriate sample, background and calibration runs are combined and normalized. Afterward, data from detector groups are binned and converted into various scattering functions in momentum- and energy-transfer (|Q|, E) space. The resulting datasets can be analyzed further by users with additional methods. By virtue of the object-oriented programming (OOP) methods and graphic user interface (GUI) of ISAW, immediate steps of the evaluation are easily displayed in interactive viewers as images or line plots. Repetitive procedures can be executed through command-line scripts. The results can be saved as formatted tables in text files or pasted into other applications. (author)

  17. Risk Assessment of the Chopper Dipole Kicker Magnets for the MedAustron Facility

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    Kramer, T; Barnes, M J; Benedikt, M; Fowler, T

    2011-01-01

    The MedAustron facility, to be built in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), will provide protons and ions for both cancer therapy and research [1]. Different types of kicker magnets will be used in the accelerator complex, including fast beam chopper dipoles: these allow the beam to be switched on and off for routine operational reasons or in case of emergency. Main requirements for the beam chopper system are safety and reliability. A criticality analysis, to chart the probability of failure modes against the severity of their consequences of the fault, has been carried out for the chopper dipole system. This "Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis" (FMECA), has been used to highlight failure modes with relatively high probability and severity of consequences: conservative ratings of critical components and appropriate redundancy, together with measurements and interlocks, have been used to reduce the probability and criticality of faults. This paper gives an overview of the Risk Assessment approach and pres...

  18. Hard disk drive based microsecond x-ray chopper for characterization of ionization chambers and photodiodes

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    Müller, O.; Lützenkirchen-Hecht, D.; Frahm, R.

    2015-03-01

    A fast X-ray chopper capable of producing ms long X-ray pulses with a typical rise time of few μs was realized. It is ideally suited to investigate the temporal response of X-ray detectors with response times of the order of μs to ms, in particular, any kind of ionization chambers and large area photo diodes. The drive mechanism consists of a brushless DC motor and driver electronics from a common hard disk drive, keeping the cost at an absolute minimum. Due to its simple construction and small dimensions, this chopper operates at home lab based X-ray tubes and synchrotron radiation sources as well. The dynamics of the most important detectors used in time resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy, namely, ionization chambers and Passivated Implanted Planar Silicon photodiodes, were investigated in detail. The results emphasize the applicability of this X-ray chopper.

  19. Hard disk drive based microsecond x-ray chopper for characterization of ionization chambers and photodiodes

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    Müller, O., E-mail: o.mueller@uni-wuppertal.de; Lützenkirchen-Hecht, D.; Frahm, R. [Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstraße 20, Wuppertal 42119 (Germany)

    2015-03-15

    A fast X-ray chopper capable of producing ms long X-ray pulses with a typical rise time of few μs was realized. It is ideally suited to investigate the temporal response of X-ray detectors with response times of the order of μs to ms, in particular, any kind of ionization chambers and large area photo diodes. The drive mechanism consists of a brushless DC motor and driver electronics from a common hard disk drive, keeping the cost at an absolute minimum. Due to its simple construction and small dimensions, this chopper operates at home lab based X-ray tubes and synchrotron radiation sources as well. The dynamics of the most important detectors used in time resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy, namely, ionization chambers and Passivated Implanted Planar Silicon photodiodes, were investigated in detail. The results emphasize the applicability of this X-ray chopper.

  20. Development of TMS320F2810 DSP Based Bidirectional buck-boost Chopper

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    Mr. K.S. Chakradhar*1,; M.Ayesha siddiqa2; T.Vandhana3

    2014-01-01

    A DC - DC converter is an electronic circuit which converts a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. It is a class of power converter. One common application of DC - DC converters is DC motor control. The Buck - Boost Chopper is a type of DC - DC converter. They are static devices which are used to obtain variable DC voltage from the source of constant DC voltage. Besides the saving in power, Buck-Boost choppers offer greater efficiency, faster respon...

  1. Buck-Boost Control of Four Quadrant Chopper using Symmetrical Impedance Network for Adjustable Speed Drive

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    Saswati Swapna Dash; Byamakesh Nayak

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes buck-boost capabilities of four quadrant chopper for wide range speed control of DC motor drives using symmetrical impedance network called Z-source network. By controlling the shoot through duty ratio from 0 to 0.5 and non-shoot through techniques, the Z-source four quadrant choppers can produce any desired DC voltage across the DC motor. The switching patterns for both buck and boost operations are presented to achieve four modes of operation of DC motor. As a result, th...

  2. Feasibility of a fast beam chopper using laser stripping of H- ions for the JHP

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    The feasibility of a fast beam chopper of the photodetachment neutralizer type by means of a pulsed Nd laser was studied in order to realize a decrease in the beam losses after injection into a circular accelerator for the JHP (Japanese Hadron Project). A 54-kW peak-power laser of 400 μs in length and a fast external amplitude modulator are required in order to produce 130-ns H0 pulses from H- pulses in the beam line between the ion source and the RFQ. Several possible installation points for the chopper are discussed. (author)

  3. A design study of VOR: A versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer for the ESS

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    Deen, P. P.; Vickery, A.; Andersen, K. H.; Hall-Wilton, R.

    2015-01-01

    VOR, the versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer, is designed to probe dynamic phenomena that are currently inaccessible for inelastic neutron scattering due to flux limitations. VOR is a short instrument by the standards of the European Spallation Source (ESS), 30.2 m moderator to sample, and provides instantaneous access to a broad dynamic range, 1-120 meV within each ESS period. The short instrument length combined with the long ESS pulse width enables a quadratic flux increase, even at longer wavelengths, by relaxing energy resolution from ΔE/E = 1% up to ΔE/E = 7%. This is impossible both on a long chopper spectrometer at the ESS and with instruments at short pulsed sources. In comparison to current day chopper spectrometers, VOR can offer an order of magnitude improvement in flux for equivalent energy resolutions, ΔE/E = 1-3%. Further relaxing the energy resolution enables VOR to gain an extra order of magnitude in flux. In addition, VOR has been optimised for repetition rate multiplication (RRM) and is therefore able to measure, in a single ESS period, 6-14 incident wavelengths, across a wavelength band of 9 Å with a novel chopper configuration that transmits all incident wavelengths with equivalent counting statistics. The characteristics of VOR make it a unique instrument with capabilities to access small, limited-lifetime samples and transient phenomena with inelastic neutron scattering.

  4. A design study of VOR: A versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer for the ESS

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    Deen P.P.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available VOR, the versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer, is designed to probe dynamic phenomena that are currently inaccessible for inelastic neutron scattering due to flux limitations. VOR is a short instrument by the standards of the European Spallation Source (ESS, 30.2 m moderator to sample, and provides instantaneous access to a broad dynamic range, 1–120 meV within each ESS period. The short instrument length combined with the long ESS pulse width enables a quadratic flux increase, even at longer wavelengths, by relaxing energy resolution from ΔE/E = 1% up to ΔE/E = 7%. This is impossible both on a long chopper spectrometer at the ESS and with instruments at short pulsed sources. In comparison to current day chopper spectrometers, VOR can offer an order of magnitude improvement in flux for equivalent energy resolutions, ΔE/E = 1–3%. Further relaxing the energy resolution enables VOR to gain an extra order of magnitude in flux. In addition, VOR has been optimised for repetition rate multiplication (RRM and is therefore able to measure, in a single ESS period, 6–14 incident wavelengths, across a wavelength band of 9 Å with a novel chopper configuration that transmits all incident wavelengths with equivalent counting statistics. The characteristics of VOR make it a unique instrument with capabilities to access small, limited-lifetime samples and transient phenomena with inelastic neutron scattering.

  5. Application of a simple asynchronous mechanical light chopper to multielectron coincidence spectroscopy

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    Ito, Kenji; Suzuki, Isao H. [Photon Factory, IMSS, KEK, Oho 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Penent, Francis; Lablanquie, Pascal [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); CNRS, LCPMR(UMR 7614), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Hikosaka, Yasumasa; Shigemasa, Eiji [UVSOR Facility, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan); Eland, John H. D. [PTCL, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ (United Kingdom)

    2009-12-15

    A simple asynchronous mechanical light chopper, based on modification of a turbo-molecular pump, has been developed to extend the interval between light pulses in single bunch operation at the Photon Factory storage ring. A pulse repetition rate of 80 kHz was achieved using a cylinder rotating at 48000 rpm, with 100 slits of 80 {mu}m width. This allows absolute timing of particles up to 12.48 {mu}s instead of the single-bunch period of 624 ns. We have applied the chopper together with a light pulse monitor to measure multielectron coincidence spectra using a magnetic bottle time-of-flight electron spectrometer. With such a system, the electron energies are determined without any ambiguity, the folding of coincidence spectra disappears and the effect of false coincidences is drastically reduced.

  6. Design of RF chopper system for improving beam quality in FEL injector with thermionic gun

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    For a linac-based Free Electron Laser (FEL), good beam quality largely contributes to the success of the final radiation. An imperfection confronted with the HUST THz-FEL facility is the long beam tail that emerges in the electron gun and exists through the whole beam line. This paper proposes to deploy a chopper system after the electron gun to truncate the beam tails before they enter into the linac. Physical dimensions of the chopper cavity are discussed in detail and we have developed and derived new analytical expressions applying to all frequencies for the optimal design. Also, technical issues of the cavity are considered. Beam dynamic simulation is performed to examine the truncation effect and the results show that more than 78% of the beam tail can be removed effectively, while preserving the emittance and energy spread in acceptable level

  7. Development of a fast traveling-wave beam chopper for the National Spallation Neutron Source

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    Kurennoy, S.S.; Jason, A.J.; Krawczyk, F.L.; Power, J.

    1997-10-01

    High current and severe restrictions on beam losses, below 1 nA/m, in the designed linac for the National Spallation Neutron Source (NSNS) require clean and fast--with the rise time from 2% to 98% less than 2.5 ns to accommodate a 402.5-MHz beam structure--beam chopping in its front end, at the beam energy 2.5 MeV. The R and D program includes both modification of the existing LANSCE coax-plate chopper to reduce parasitic coupling between adjacent plates, and development of new traveling-wave deflecting structures, in particular, based on a meander line. Using analytical methods and three-dimensional time-domain computer simulations the authors study transient effects in such structures to choose an optimal chopper design.

  8. Development of a Fast Traveling-Wave Beam Chopper for National Spallation Neutron Source.

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    Kurennoy, Sergey S.; Jason, Andrew J.; Krawczyk, Frank L.

    1997-05-01

    High current and severe restrictions on beam losses, below 1 nA/m, in the designed linac for the NSNS require clean and fast (with the rise time from 2% to 98% less than 2.5 ns to accommodate a 402.5 MHz beam structure) beam chopping in its front end, at beam energy 2.5 MeV. The present R&D program includes both modification of the existing LANSCE coax-plate chopper to reduce parasitic coupling between adjacent plates, and development of new traveling-wave deflecting structures, in particular, based on a meander line. Using analytical methods and three-dimensional time-domain computer simulations we study transient effects in such structures to choose an optimal chopper design.

  9. Development of a fast traveling-wave beam chopper for the SNS project

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    Kurennoy, S.S.; Power, J.F.

    1998-12-31

    High current and stringent restrictions on beam losses, below 1 nA/m, in the designed linac for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) require clean and fast--with the rise time from 2% to 98% less than 2.5 ns--beam chopping in its front end, at the beam energy 2.5 MeV. The development of new traveling-wave deflecting current structures based on meander lines is discussed. Three-dimensional time-domain computer simulations with MAFIA are used to study transient effects in the chopper and to optimize current structure design. Two options for the fast pulsed voltage generator--based on FETs and vacuum tubes--are considered, and their advantages and shortcomings for the SNS chopper are discussed.

  10. Buck-Boost Control of Four Quadrant Chopper using Symmetrical Impedance Network for Adjustable Speed Drive

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    Saswati Swapna Dash

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes buck-boost capabilities of four quadrant chopper for wide range speed control of DC motor drives using symmetrical impedance network called Z-source network. By controlling the shoot through duty ratio from 0 to 0.5 and non-shoot through techniques, the Z-source four quadrant choppers can produce any desired DC voltage across the DC motor. The switching patterns for both buck and boost operations are presented to achieve four modes of operation of DC motor. As a result, the proposed model will have ride through capability during voltage sags, manage during voltage swells, used in any types of DC voltage sources such as fuel cell and solar cell and improve the reliability by reducing EMI noise. Analysis and simulation results are presented to demonstrate these new findings.

  11. Development of a fast traveling-wave beam chopper for the National Spallation Neutron Source

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    High current and severe restrictions on beam losses, below 1 nA/m, in the designed linac for the National Spallation Neutron Source (NSNS) require clean and fast--with the rise time from 2% to 98% less than 2.5 ns to accommodate a 402.5-MHz beam structure--beam chopping in its front end, at the beam energy 2.5 MeV. The R and D program includes both modification of the existing LANSCE coax-plate chopper to reduce parasitic coupling between adjacent plates, and development of new traveling-wave deflecting structures, in particular, based on a meander line. Using analytical methods and three-dimensional time-domain computer simulations the authors study transient effects in such structures to choose an optimal chopper design

  12. MEANDER-LINE CURRENT STRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FOR SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE FAST CHOPPER

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    S. KURRENOY; J. POWER

    2000-10-01

    A new current structure for the fast traveling-wave 2.5-MeV beam chopper in the front end of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) has been suggested in [1]. The structure is based on the meander-folded notched stripline with dielectric supports and separators. Its design has been optimized using electromagnetic 3-D modeling with the MAFIA code package to provide rise and fall times in the range of 1 to 2 ns. A full-length (50 cm) prototype has been manufactured, and its preliminary measurements showed a good agreement with the calculations. Detailed measurements results and their comparison with simulations are presented. The latest front-end design requires a shorter, 35-cm chopper with a higher pulse voltage. Its meander-line current structure, based on the same principles, has also been optimized with MAFIA.

  13. A design study of VOR: a versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer for the ESS

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    Deen, P P; Andersen, K H; Hall-Wilton, R

    2014-01-01

    VOR, the versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer, is designed to probe dynamic phenomena that are currently inaccessible for inelastic neutron scattering due to flux limitations. VOR is a short instrument by the standards of the European Spallation Source (ESS), 30.2 m moderator to sample, and provides instantaneous access to a broad dynamic range, 1 - 120 meV within each ESS period. The short instrument length combined with the long ESS pulse width enables a quadratic flux increase, even at longer wavelengths, by relaxing energy resolution from $\\Delta$E/E = 1% up to $\\Delta$E/E = 7%. This is impossible both on a long chopper spectrometer at the ESS and with instruments at short pulsed sources. In comparison to current day chopper spectrometers, VOR can offer an order of magnitude improvement in flux for equivalent energy resolutions, $\\Delta$E/E = 1-3%. Further relaxing the energy resolution enables VOR to gain an extra order of magnitude in flux. In addition, VOR has been optimised for repetition...

  14. Vehicle test report: South Coast Technology electric Volkswagen Rabbit with developmental low-power armature chopper

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    Marte, J. E.; Bryant, J. A.; Livingston, R.

    1983-01-01

    Dynamometer performance of a South Coast Technology electric conversion of a Volkswagen (VW) Rabbit designated SCT-8 was tested. The SCT-8 vehicle was fitted with a transistorized chopper in the motor armature circuit to supplement the standard motor speed control via field weakening. The armature chopper allowed speed control below the motor base speed. This low speed control was intended to reduce energy loss at idle during stop-and-go traffic; to eliminate the need for using the clutch below base motor speed; and to improve the drivability. Test results indicate an improvement of about 3.5% in battery energy economy for the SAE J227a-D driving cycle and 6% for the C-cycle with only a minor reduction in acceleration performance. A further reduction of about 6% would be possible if provision were made for shutting down field power during the idle phases of the driving cycles. Drivability of the vehicle equipped with the armature chopper was significantly improved compared with the standard SCT Electric Rabbit.

  15. Electromagnetic Modeling of a Fast Traveling-Wave Beam Chopper for the SNS Project.

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    Kurennoy, Sergey

    1998-04-01

    High current and severe restrictions on beam losses, below 1 nA/m, in the designed linac for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) require clean and fast --- with the rise time from 2% to 98% less than 2.5 ns --- beam chopping in its front end, at the beam energy 2.5 MeV. The development of new traveling-wave deflecting current structures, based on meander lines, is discussed. Three-dimensional time-domain computer simulations are used to study transient effects in the chopper and to optimize its design.

  16. Results of chopper-controlled discharge life cycling studies on lead acid batteries

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    Ewashinka, J. G.; Sidik, S. M.

    1982-01-01

    A group of 108 state of the art nominally 6 volt lead acid batteries were tested in a program of one charge/discharge cycle per day for over two years or to ultimate battery failure. The primary objective was to determine battery cycle life as a function of depth of discharge (25 to 75 percent), chopper frequency (100 to 1000 Hz), duty cycle (25 to 87.5 percent), and average discharge current (20 to 260 A). The secondary objective was to determine the types of battery failure modes, if any, were due to the above parameters. The four parameters above were incorporated in a statistically designed test program.

  17. Response of lead-acid batteries to chopper-controlled discharge: Preliminary results

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    Cataldo, R. L.

    1978-01-01

    The preliminary results of simulated electric vehicle, chopper, speed controller discharge of a battery show energy output losses up to 25 percent compared to constant current discharges at the same average discharge current of 100 amperes. These energy losses are manifested as temperature rises during discharge, amounting to a two-fold increase for a 400-ampere pulse compared to the constant current case. Because of the potentially large energy inefficiency, the results suggest that electric vehicle battery/speed controller interaction must be carefully considered in vehicle design.

  18. Response of lead-acid batteries to chopper-controlled discharge

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    Cataldo, R. L.

    1978-01-01

    The preliminary results of simulated electric vehicle, chopper, speed controller discharge of a battery show energy output losses at up to 25 percent compared to constant current discharges at the same average discharge current of 100 A. These energy losses are manifested as temperature rises during discharge, amounting to a two-fold increase for a 400-A pulse compared to the constant current case. Because of the potentially large energy inefficiency, the results suggest that electric vehicle battery/speed controller interaction must be carefully considered in vehicle design.

  19. Response of lead-acid batteries to chopper-controlled discharge. [for electric vehicles

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    Cataldo, R. L.

    1978-01-01

    The results of tests on an electric vehicle battery, using a simulated electric vehicle chopper-speed controller, show energy output losses up to 25 percent compared to constant current discharges at the same average current of 100 A. However, an energy output increase of 22 percent is noticed at the 200 A average level and 44 percent increase at the 300 A level using pulse discharging. Because of these complex results, electric vehicle battery/speed controller interactions must be considered in vehicle design.

  20. SIMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PID-ANN CONTROLLER FOR CHOPPER FED EMBEDDED PMDC MOTOR

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    M. Madheswaran; Muruganandam, M.

    2012-01-01

    The closed loop control of PMDC drive with an inner current controller and an outer PID-ANN (Proportional Integral Derivative – Artificial Neural Network) based speed controller is designed and presented in this paper. Motor is fed by DC / DC buck converter (DC Chopper). The controller is used to change the duty cycle of the converter and thereby, the voltage fed to the PMDC motor to regulate the speed. The PID-ANN controller designed was evaluated by computer simulation and it was implemente...

  1. SIMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PID-ANN CONTROLLER FOR CHOPPER FED EMBEDDED PMDC MOTOR

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    M. Madheswaran

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The closed loop control of PMDC drive with an inner current controller and an outer PID-ANN (Proportional Integral Derivative – Artificial Neural Network based speed controller is designed and presented in this paper. Motor is fed by DC / DC buck converter (DC Chopper. The controller is used to change the duty cycle of the converter and thereby, the voltage fed to the PMDC motor to regulate the speed. The PID-ANN controller designed was evaluated by computer simulation and it was implemented using an 8051 based embedded system. This system will operate in forward motoring with variable speed.

  2. Broad-band chopper for a CW proton linac at Fermilab

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    Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; Lebedev, V.A.; Solyak, N.; Nagaitsev, S.; Sun, D.; /Fermilab

    2011-03-01

    The future Fermilab program in the high energy physics is based on a new facility called the Project X [1] to be built in the following decade. It is based on a 3 MW CW linear accelerator delivering the 3 GeV 1 mA H{sup -} beam to a few experiments simultaneously. Small fraction of this beam will be redirected for further acceleration to 8 GeV to be injected to the Recycler/Main Injector for a usage in a neutrino program and other synchrotron based high energy experiments. Requirements and technical limitations to the bunch-by-bunch chopper for the Fermilab Project X are discussed.

  3. Rapid and economical data acquisition in ultrafast frequency-resolved spectroscopy using choppers and a microcontroller.

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    Guo, Liang; Monahan, Daniele M; Fleming, Graham

    2016-08-01

    Spectrometers and cameras are used in ultrafast spectroscopy to achieve high resolution in both time and frequency domains. Frequency-resolved signals from the camera pixels cannot be processed by common lock-in amplifiers, which have only a limited number of input channels. Here we demonstrate a rapid and economical method that achieves the function of a lock-in amplifier using mechanical choppers and a programmable microcontroller. We demonstrate the method's effectiveness by performing a frequency-resolved pump-probe measurement on the dye Nile Blue in solution. PMID:27505778

  4. Considerations about Chopper Configuration at a time-of-flight SANS Instrument at a Spallation Source

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    Jaksch, Sebastian

    2016-01-01

    In any neutron scattering experiment the measurement of the position of the scattered neutrons and their respective velocities is necessary. In order to do so, a position sensitive detector as well as a way to determine the velocities is needed. Measuring the velocities can either be done by using only a single wavelength and therefore velocity or by creating pulses, where the start and end time of each pulse is known and registering the time of arrival at the detector, which is the case we want to consider here. This pulse shaping process in neutron scattering instruments is usually done by using a configuration of several choppers. This set of choppers is then used to define both the beginning and the end of the pulse. Additionally there is of course also a selection in phase space determining the final resolution that can be achieved by the instrument. Taking into account the special requirements of a specific instrument, here a small-angle neutron scattering instrument, creates an additional set of restri...

  5. ARCS A wide-Anglular Range Chopper Spectrometer at the SNS

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    Prof. Brent Fultz; Dr. Doug Abernathy

    2005-01-03

    The ARCS spectrometer project has been funded for 39 months. Procurements are now amain activity, although engineering effort remains, and installation has begun. Most of the subsystems are under control, and represent no risk to the project. These are: cryo-goniometer, detectors and electronics, Fermi chopper system, computing cluster, basic reduction software, T0 chopper and main neutron guide. The sample hutch and radiationshielding are still items of some risk. At the time of this writing, we are awaiting vendor proposals for the scattering chamber with integrated sample isolation system. This is thelargest uncertainty in the ARCS project today. The ARCS Chief Engineer, Kevin Shaw, joined the project in 2004. Project controlsservices are now performed by the SNS. A construction progress review was held in the August, 2004, before which the project was rebaselined, and after which the ProjectExecution Plan was updated. The ARCS project will be rebaselined in March 2005 after a vendor is selected for the scattering chamber with integrated isolation system. Projectcompletion by Sept. 2006 is possible but challenging.

  6. Bi-level Control and Chopper Control Methods for Improving the Dynamic Performance of Stepper Motor

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    Dr. Walid Emar, Eng. Ziad Sobih, Dr. Musbah Aqel & Dr. Mahmoud Awad

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares between chopper control method and bi-level controlmethod. Both methods are used for improving the dynamic performance ofvariable reluctance stepper motor (VRSM by modifying its time constant andthus, increasing its stepping rate. Therefore, the initial torque developed by themotor is high; the switching from one coil to the next is faster than normal andconsequently, the rotor moves as quickly as it should be. The circuitry discussedin this paper is connected directly to the motor windings and the motor powersupply, and this circuitry is controlled by a digital system that determines whenthe switches are turned on or off. Each class of drive circuit is illustrated withpractical examples, but these examples are not intended as an exhaustivecatalog of the commercially available control circuits, nor is the information givenhere intended to substitute for the information found on the manufacturer'scomponent data sheets for the parts mentioned.

  7. Research on a new active power filter topology based on chopper circuit

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    Xiaoling, Guo; Bo, Zhang; Jing, Zhang

    2015-01-01

    The active power filter (APF) is attracting more and more attention for its outstanding performance in current and voltage ripple compensation. As modern high-energy accelerators are demanding much more stringent current ripple guideline, the APF is introduced to the magnet power supply (MPS) in accelerator system. However, the conventional APF has a lot of shortages and drawbacks due to its traditional topology, such as complex structure, nonadjustable working voltage, requirement of power supply, and so on. This paper proposes a new topology of APF, which is working as two types of chopper circuits. This APF need not extra electricity, but to use the power of the MPS current ripple to realize ripple depressing. At the end of this paper, the experiment result proves its feasibility and effect.

  8. A step-down chopper-controlled slip energy recovery induction motor drive

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    Refoufi, L. (Inst. National D' Electricite et D' Electronique, Boumerdes (Algeria)); Pillay, P. (Univ. of New Orleans, LA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Harris, M.R. (Univ. of Southampton, England (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

    1993-09-01

    The design of a chopper-controlled slip energy recovery drive (SERIMD), also known as a static Kramer drive, demands an exact knowledge of the steady state and dynamic performance of the system over the complete operating range. To accomplish this, a coupled circuit approach is necessary whereby the self and mutual coupling effects, voltage and current harmonics in the machine and voltage and current ripple at different points in the drive system are duly taken into account. Such a model should enable the accurate prediction of all instantaneous current values which leads to accurate prediction of electric torque and harmonics injected into the supply. This paper presents a model to accomplish the above. Mathematical predictions are verified with detailed experimental results.

  9. 新型级联式交流斩波器%Cascade Mode Three-Level AC Chopper

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    李磊; 唐栋材

    2012-01-01

    Three-level(TL) AC switch unit is produced by two-level AC switch unit connected together in series manner.TL AC converter is produced by applying TL AC switch unit in basic converter.By combining Buck mode TL and Boost mode AC converters,a novel cascade mode AC chopper was proposed.The AC chopper can chopper unsteady high AC voltage with distortion into regulated sinusoidal voltage with low THD.The AC chopper,which is suit for high input voltage fields,has such following fetures as less power stages,bi-directional power flow,lower voltage stress in the front stage,low THD of output voltage,Buck and Boost mode conversion,unchanged voltage stress in the back stage.The operation principle was also investigated.For cascade mode TL AC chopper,control strategy of flying capacitor voltage was also presented.The AC chopper and the control strategy are fully proved by experimental results.%两电平交流开关单元串联后可得到三电平交流开关单元,将其应用到基本变换器中,可以获得三电平交流变换器。本文将Buck型三电平和Boost型两电平交流变换器进行组合,提出了一种新颖的级联式交流斩波器,并研究了其工作原理。该交流斩波器能够将不稳定、畸变的高压交流电变换成稳定或可调的优质正弦交流电,具有功率变换级数少,双向功率流,前级开关管的电压应力可降低,输出电压波形质量好,可实现升降压变换,后级电压应力未降低等特点,适用于高输入电压的交流变换场合。针对浮动电容电压控制问题,本文还提出了相应的控制策略。实验结果充分证实了本文所提出的级联式交流斩波器及其控制策略的可行性和正确性。

  10. Feasibility study into the use of mechanical choppers to alter the natural time structure of the APS

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    The prospect of extending static x-ray measurements into the time domain is an exciting one indeed. The foundations for this extension have already been laid by some very innovative experiments performed at existing storage ring sources. The enormous enhancement in brilliance that the APS will afford over existing sources will, I believe, foster a tremendous growth in the area of time-resolved x-ray experimentation. The growing interest in this field is evidenced by both the number of participants and their enthusiasm at an APS Workshop on Time-Resolved Studies and Ultrafast Detectors held on January 25-26, 1988, at Argonne. We present here what may be a viable approach to the problem of altering the natural time structure of the APS with a minimal impact on other users. Our technique involves placing 19 of the 20 circulating bunches of positrons in (nearly) contiguous RF buckets and the remaining one bunch 180 degrees around the ring from this pack. The method we are advocating has several advantages over other schemes (such as wobblers) in that it is a passive technique: there are no external forces on the particle beam to destroy its stability, emittance, or lifetime properties, and it will not limit the total number of bunches in the beam to one (or a few) in order to get long dark periods between x-ray bursts. In this configuaration is should be possible to transmit the lone bunch and mechanically shutter the remaining 19 bunches with a chopper running at approximately 18,000 RPM. Although high, such revolution frequencies are achieved in neutron choppers which are generally much more massive than what is envisioned for an x-ray chopper

  11. Charging of capacitors with double switch. The principle of operation of auto-zero and chopper-stabilized DC amplifiers

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    Yordanov, Vasil G; Manolev, Stojan G; Mishonov, Todor M

    2015-01-01

    The principle of operation of auto-zero and chopper-stabilized DC amplifiers, which is realized in many contemporary operational amplifiers is illustrated by a simple experimental setup given at the Open Experimental Physics Olympiad 2014 - "The Day of the Capacitor", held in Sofia and Gevgelija. The Olympiad was organized by the Sofia Branch of the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria and the Regional Society of Physicists of Strumica, Macedonia. In addition to the solution of the secondary school task in the paper is given a detailed engineering description of the patent by Edwin Goldberg and Jules Lehmann, Stabilized direct current amplifier, U.S. Patent 2,684,999 (1949).

  12. Design of Side Trimmer and Chopper%切边圆盘剪及碎边剪的设计

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    吴志生; 袁长泽; 苏宗仁

    2001-01-01

    介绍了冷轧切边重卷机组改造中,新设计切边圆盘剪及碎边剪的设备组成、主要技术参数及设计结构特点。设备的技术性能在实际生产中得到了发挥运用.%The mechanical composition of newly designed side trimmer and chopper in transform to cold rolling recoiler line, and of main technical data and features in designing structure are introduced. The techological performance of equipment has well applied to production.

  13. A high-resolution disk chopper with two-stage rotors for neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy

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    Ono, Masayoshi

    1997-02-01

    Two-stage three-rotor disk chopper has been designed and constructed with the aim of bringing the resolution of crystal lattive strain ° d/ d = 10 -4-10 -5. The first two of them rotate at 150 rps in reverse directions from each other by a timing-belt system. This means that the actual rotation speed becomes 300 rps. The last rotor rotates as a tail-cutter for TOF measurements. The highest time resolution of the present Bragg scattering set-up is about 15 μs for 2 Å neutrons, realizing ° {d}/{d}<10 -4.

  14. A high-resolution disk chopper with two-stage rotors for neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy

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    Two-stage three-rotor disk chopper has been designed and constructed with the aim of bringing the resolution of crystal lattice strain δd/d=10-4-10-5. The first two of them rotate at 150 rps in reverse directions from each other by a timing-belt system. This means that the actual rotation speed becomes 300 rps. The last rotor rotates as a tail-cutter for TOF measurements. The highest time resolution of the present Bragg scattering set-up is about 15 μs for 2 A neutrons, realizing δd/d-4. (orig.)

  15. Study of converging neutron guides for the cold neutron double-chopper spectrometer at J-PARC

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    Kajimoto, Ryoichi [Neutron Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan)]. E-mail: ryoichi.kajimoto@j-parc.jp; Nakamura, Mitsutaka [Neutron Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Osakabe, Toyotaka [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Sato, Taku J. [Neutron Science Laboratory, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokai, Ibaraki 316-1106 (Japan); Nakajima, Kenji [Neutron Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Arai, Masatoshi [Neutron Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan)

    2006-11-15

    Performance of converging neutron guides was studied for the cold neutron double-chopper spectrometer proposed for the spallation neutron source at J-PARC. Intensity, spatial distribution, and angular distribution of a neutron beam at a sample are compared for linearly tapered and elliptic geometries by Monte Carlo simulation. For low-energy neutrons, the flux on the sample is much increased by an elliptic geometry whose focal points are on the moderator and on the sample in compensation for the angular resolution. To keep a substantial gain for a wide energy range, an elliptic guide with one of the focal points far behind the moderator is better. It also gives good spatial and angular intensity profiles at the sample.

  16. The Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source - A Review of the first 8 Years of Operation

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    Ehlers, Georg; Kolesnikov, Alexander I

    2016-01-01

    The first eight years of operation of the Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer (CNCS) at the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge is being reviewed. The instrument has been part of the facility user program since 2009, and more than 250 individual user experiments have been performed to date. CNCS is an extremely powerful and versatile instrument and offers leading edge performance in terms of beam intensity, energy resolution, and flexibility to trade one for another. Experiments are being routinely performed with the sample at extreme conditions: T~0.05K, p>=2GPa and B=8T can be achieved individually or in combination. In particular, CNCS is in a position to advance the state of the art with inelastic neutron scattering under pressure, and some of the recent accomplishments in this area will be presented in more detail.

  17. The cold neutron chopper spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source—A review of the first 8 years of operation

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    Ehlers, G.; Podlesnyak, A. A.; Kolesnikov, A. I.

    2016-09-01

    The first eight years of operation of the Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer (CNCS) at the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge is being reviewed. The instrument has been part of the facility user program since 2009, and more than 250 individual user experiments have been performed to date. CNCS is an extremely powerful and versatile instrument and offers leading edge performance in terms of beam intensity, energy resolution, and flexibility to trade one for another. Experiments are being routinely performed with the sample at extreme conditions: T ≲ 0.05 K, p ≳ 2 GPa, and B = 8 T can be achieved individually or in combination. In particular, CNCS is in a position to advance the state of the art with inelastic neutron scattering under pressure, and some of the recent accomplishments in this area will be presented in more detail.

  18. FieldChopper, a new tool for automatic model generation and virtual screening based on molecular fields.

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    Kalliokoski, Tuomo; Ronkko, Toni; Poso, Antti

    2008-06-01

    Algorithms were developed for ligand-based virtual screening of molecular databases. FieldChopper (FC) is based on the discretization of the electrostatic and van der Waals field into three classes. A model is built from a set of superimposed active molecules. The similarity of the compounds in the database to the model is then calculated using matrices that define scores for comparing field values of different categories. The method was validated using 12 publicly available data sets by comparing the method to the electrostatic similarity comparison program EON. The results suggest that FC is competitive with more complex descriptors and could be used as a molecular sieve in virtual screening experiments when multiple active ligands are known. PMID:18489083

  19. A chopper system for shortening the duration of pulsed supersonic beams seeded with NO or Br2 down to 13 microseconds

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    Lam, Jessica; Softley, Tim

    2015-01-01

    A chopper wheel construct is used to shorten the duration of a molecular beam to 13 microseconds. Molecular beams seeded with NO or with Br2 and an initial pulse width of greater or equal to 200 microseconds were passed through a spinning chopper wheel, which was driven by a brushless DC in vacuo motor at a range of speeds, from 3,000 rpm to 80,000 rpm. The resulting duration of the molecular-beam pulses measured at the laser detection volume ranged from 80 microseconds to 13 microseconds, and was the same for both NO and Br2. The duration is consistent with a simple analytical model, and the minimum pulse width measured is limited by the spreading of the beam between the chopper and the detection point as a consequence of the longitudinal velocity distribution of the beam. The setup adopted here effectively eliminates buildup of background gas without the use of a differential pumping stage, and a clean narrow pulse is obtained with low rotational temperature.

  20. A chopper system for shortening the duration of pulsed supersonic beams seeded with NO or Br{sub 2} down to 13 μs

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    Lam, Jessica; Rennick, Christopher J.; Softley, Timothy P. [Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TA (United Kingdom)

    2015-05-15

    A chopper wheel construct is used to shorten the duration of a molecular beam to 13 μs. Molecular beams seeded with NO or with Br{sub 2} and an initial pulse width of ≥200 μs were passed through a spinning chopper wheel, which was driven by a brushless DC in vacuo motor at a range of speeds, from 3000 rpm to 80 000 rpm. The resulting duration of the molecular-beam pulses measured at the laser detection volume ranged from 80 μs to 13 μs and was the same for both NO and Br{sub 2}. The duration is consistent with a simple analytical model, and the minimum pulse width measured is limited by the spreading of the beam between the chopper and the detection point as a consequence of the longitudinal velocity distribution of the beam. The setup adopted here effectively eliminates buildup of background gas without the use of a differential pumping stage, and a clean narrow pulse is obtained with low rotational temperature.

  1. A 55-dB SNDR, 2.2-mW double chopper-stabilized analog front-end for a thermopile sensor

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    A double chopper-stabilized analog front-end (DCS-AFE) circuit for a thermopile sensor is presented, which includes a closed-loop front-end amplifier and a 2nd-order 1 bit quantization sigma—delta modulator. The amplifier with a closed-loop structure ensures the gain stability against the temperature. Moreover, by adopting the chopper-stabilized technique both for the amplifier and 2nd-order 1-bit quantization sigma—delta modulator, the low-frequency 1/f noise and offset is reduced and high resolution is achieved. The AFE is implemented in the SMIC 0.18 μm 1P6M CMOS process. The measurement results show that in a 3.3 V power supply, 1 Hz input frequency and 3KHz clock frequency, the peak signal-to-noise and distortion ratio (SNDR) is 55.4 dB, the effective number of bits (ENOB) is 8.92 bit, and in the range of −20 to 85 degrees, the detection resolution is 0.2 degree. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  2. Investigating the Feasibility of a Travelling-wave Chopper for the Clean Separation of 10 MHz Bunches at HIE-ISOLDE

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    Mukhopadhyay, A; Calaga, R; Caspers, F; Paoluzzi, M

    2014-01-01

    The feasibility of cleanly separating the main 10.128MHz bunches from the 101.28MHz satellite bunches with a travelling-wave type chopper at HIE-ISOLDE was investigated using a simple model comprising a chain of synchronised capacitors pulsed at high-voltage. Even with a relatively large transverse aperture of 30mm it appears feasible to remove the satellite bunches spaced at 75mm without significantly perturbing the main bunch. We estimate that for a chopping voltage of 1.2 kV a string of 20 capacitors is required to impart the required deflection of 4 mrad to beams with A=q = 4:5 and the mechanical length of the system can be kept under 0.5 m. The deflection imparted on the main pulse is . 1% of that received by the discarded satellite bunches and the transverse emittance growth of the beam is small if the rise/fall times are kept below 5 ns. The HIE-ISOLDE specification is similar to the specification of the meander strip-line chopper developed at CERN for Linac4 and the application of this technology at ...

  3. Terahertz antenna electronic chopper

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    Sterczewski, L. A., E-mail: lukasz.sterczewski@pwr.edu.pl; Grzelczak, M. P.; Plinski, E. F. [Department of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Technology, 27 Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego St., 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2016-01-15

    In this paper, we present an electronic circuit used to bias a photoconductive antenna that generates terahertz radiation. The working principles and the design process for the device are discussed in detail. The noise and shape of the wave measurements for a built device are considered. Furthermore, their impact on a terahertz pulse and its spectra is also examined. The proposed implementation is simple to build, robust and offers a real improvement over THz instrumentation due to the frequency tuning. Additionally, it provides for galvanic isolation and ESD protection.

  4. Design of DC chopper power supply based on UC3842%基于UC3842直流斩波电源的设计

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    缪仲翠; 张海明

    2012-01-01

    为了给交流传动窄轨电机车的辅助设备提供直流电源,针对实际的需要利用电流型脉宽调制器UC3842设计了直流斩波电源,介绍了电流型脉宽调制器UC3842的基本原理,同时也介绍了基于UC3842直流斩波电源设计原理及应用.%To provide DC power to auxiliary equipment of AC narrow-gauge electric locomotive, a chopper power supply based on the current mode PWM controller UC 3842 was designed in order to satisfy the need of actual. The basic principle of UC3842 was introduced, and also the principles and applications of the design were given.

  5. Optimization of the proton chopper for {sup 7}Li(p,n) neutron spectrometry using a {sup 3}He ionization chamber

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    Matysiak, W., E-mail: matysiw@mcmaster.c [Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1 (Canada); Chettle, D.R.; Prestwich, W.V.; Byun, S.H. [Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1 (Canada)

    2011-02-11

    Thick target {sup 7}Li(p,n) neutron spectra were measured with a {sup 3}He ion chamber in the proton energy region between 1.95 and 2.3 MeV using the McMaster pulsed accelerator neutron source. The pulsed neutron beam was produced by an electrostatic proton chopper to reject the slow neutron detection events, which seriously limit the fast neutron counting rate of the {sup 3}He ion chamber. To collect both arrival time and energy information of {sup 3}He detection events, a custom two-dimensional time-energy analyzer was built using a time scaler and a successive approximation peak-sensing ADC. At each proton energy, the optimum chopper operation was determined by taking into account the two competing requirements: high fast-to-slow neutron ratio and reasonable fast neutron counting rate. The proton pulse widths used were 10 {mu}s for 1.95 and 2.1 MeV proton energies, whereas a shorter, 5 {mu}s proton pulse was used for 2.3 MeV acquisition. The raw data were analyzed using three spectral unfolding methods: a simple division by detection efficiency, an iterative algorithm, and a regularized constrained inversion method. The three methods gave consistent neutron fluence spectra within 20% above 30 keV. Thanks to the enhanced fast-to-slow neutron ratio of the pulsed beam, the full detector response function could be employed in unfolding, which led to an extension of the dynamic energy range as well as a better stability of unfolding process in the low energy region.

  6. A Vector Switching Method of Multiphase Chopper in Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Systems%超导磁储能系统用多相斩波器矢量切换控制方法

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    施啸寒; 王少荣; 左文平

    2013-01-01

    在高功率超导磁储能装置(superconducting magnetic energy storage,SMES)中,电压源型功率调节系统首先利用多相斩波器将超导磁体电流转化成稳定的直流电压,再利用后级电压源型变流器(voltage source converter,VSC)与交流%In the high power superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) device, the voltage source converter (VSC) based power conditioning system (PCS) first converts the current of the superconducting magnetic to a stable DC voltage with the help of a multiphase chopper, and then utilizes a VSC to communicate power with the AC system. However, in the situation when the power communication between SMES and the grid changes too fast, a multiphase chopper with traditional current-self-shared PI controller has some problems such as the DC voltage deviation and transient current unbalance. The DC voltage deviation will further exert adverse effects on the control accuracy and speed of the succeeding VSC. To overcome these problems, this paper deduces the switching-function model of the multiphase chopper, and proposes a vector-switching-based control method using the deduced model. This method utilizes the hysteresis to switch the control vector to realize the DC voltage control, at the same time utilizes the redundant switch combinations of a control vector to realize the current sharing. Simulation shows that the proposed method can eliminate the DC voltage deviation when the power communication suddenly changing, and thus, provides a favorable condition for the fast and accurate control of the VSC. Besides, the proposed method can also realize current-sharing of the multiphase chopper in most of the situations, and therefore ensure the long-term operation of the system reliably.

  7. QDG1-30型秸秆枝丫切碎机试验分析%Experimental Analysis of QDG1-30 Straw and Branch Chopper

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    吴兆迁; 牛晓华; 才丽华

    2015-01-01

    QDG1-30型秸秆枝丫切碎机是我国用于人工林采伐、森林抚育剩余物等木质原料及各种农作物秸秆碎化处理的专用设备,该机采用鼓式切碎装置,结构简单、实用,生产效率高。性能和生产试验的结果显示:与QGP3-30型枝丫切碎机相比,生产率提高了24%以上,作业成本降低了22%以上,具有显著的经济效益。%QDG1-30 Straw and Branch Chopper is special equipment intended for chopping treatment of wooden residuals from plantation felling and forest tending and straws of various kinds in the rural area. This machine has a drum type chopping device, featuring a simple structure and high production efficiency, with the performance and production test result showing that this machine has significantly improved operation efficiency and production efficiency, up more than 24%, compared with QDG3-30, with operation cost falling by more than 22%, showing significant economic benefits.

  8. Development of a pulsed uniform supersonic gas expansion system based on an aerodynamic chopper for gas phase reaction kinetic studies at ultra-low temperatures.

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    Jiménez, E; Ballesteros, B; Canosa, A; Townsend, T M; Maigler, F J; Napal, V; Rowe, B R; Albaladejo, J

    2015-04-01

    A detailed description of a new pulsed supersonic uniform gas expansion system is presented together with the experimental validation of the setup by applying the CRESU (French acronym for Cinétique de Réaction en Ecoulement Supersonique Uniforme or Reaction Kinetics in a Uniform Supersonic Flow) technique to the gas-phase reaction of OH radicals with 1-butene at ca. 23 K and 0.63 millibars of helium (carrier gas). The carrier gas flow, containing negligible mixing ratios of OH-precursor and 1-butene, is expanded from a high pressure reservoir (337 millibars) to a low pressure region (0.63 millibars) through a convergent-divergent nozzle (Laval type). The novelty of this experimental setup is that the uniform supersonic flow is pulsed by means of a Teflon-coated aerodynamic chopper provided with two symmetrical apertures. Under these operational conditions, the designed Laval nozzle achieves a temperature of (22.4 ± 1.4) K in the gas jet. The spatial characterization of the temperature and the total gas density within the pulsed uniform supersonic flow has also been performed by both aerodynamical and spectroscopic methods. The gas consumption with this technique is considerably reduced with respect to a continuous CRESU system. The kinetics of the OH+1-butene reaction was investigated by the pulsed laser photolysis/laser induced fluorescence technique. The rotation speed of the disk is temporally synchronized with the exit of the photolysis and the probe lasers. The rate coefficient (k(OH)) for the reaction under investigation was then obtained and compared with the only available data at this temperature. PMID:25933898

  9. FSY30型林木枝丫切碎机试验分析%Experimental Analysis of FSY30 Tree Branch Chopper

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    牛晓华; 吴兆迁; 樊涛; 王晓军

    2011-01-01

    FSY30型林木枝丫切碎机是林区林木剩余物碎化处理的专用设备,该机采用圆盘式切碎装置,结构简单实用,解决了我国现有林木剩余物碎化处理设备野外作业性能差、切削效率低和原料适应面窄等问题,为我国林区人工林迹地整理更新、抚育和采伐等作业产生的各种林木剩余物碎化处理提供了适用的设备。该机性能和生产试验结果表明:其作业效率比现有机型提高20%以上,作业成本减少15%以上,具有显著的经济效益和一定的生态效益。%FSY30 tree branch chopper is a machine specially used for chopping forest residuals in forest areas. The machine uses a disc type chopping device, with a simple and practical structure, and has solved the problems with poor Operation performance in the field, low chopping efficiency and narrow adaptive scope of raw materials of the existing equipment and provided proper equipment for regeneration, tending and harvesting operations in the plantation area in China. Performance and production experiments show that the operation efficiency of the machine has improved by 20% over the current machine types and the operation cost has reduced by15%, with noticeable economic and social benefits.

  10. 四象限斩波控制直流调速系统的技术研究%Technology Research of DC Speeding for Four-quadrant Chopper Control System

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    李一鸣; 荣军; 邓斌; 易学良

    2016-01-01

    DC motor has wide speeding range and high precision, and it has very important application for the industrial fields required to speeding and braking performance. Firstly, the mathematical model of DC motor is introduces, and the three methods of its speed regulation are given, and the method of changing the armature voltage is chosen as the method of its speed regulation. Then the working principle of DC speeding system for four-quadrant chopper control is analyzed in detail, andthemodels is established based on Matlab/Simulink, and the simulation results are given. Through the analysis of simulation results, the simulation results are consistent with the theoretical analysis, and the correctness of theoretical analysis and modeling simulation of DC speed control system for the four-quadrant chopper control is verified.Finally, the advantages of DC speed control system for the four-quadrant chopper control are highlighted by comparing the simulation results with the other two kinds of chopper DC drive system.%直流电动机具有调速范围广以及调速精度高的特点,因此在要求调速和制动性能高的工业领域有非常广泛的应用。本文首先介绍了直流电机的数学模型,给出其调速的三种方法,最后选择改变电枢电压作为其调速的方法。然后详细分析了四象限斩波控制直流调速的工作原理,并且在Matlab/Simulink中建立了四象限斩波控制直流调速模型,并给出了其仿真结果。仿真结果与理论分析完全一致,验证了四象限斩波控制直流调速系统理论分析和建模仿真的正确性。最后通过与其它两种斩波直流调速系统仿真结果比较,显示了四象限斩波控制直流调速系统的优越性。

  11. Control Strategy of Single-stage Three-level AC Chopper%单级三电平交流斩波器的控制策略研究

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    李磊; 杨君东

    2011-01-01

    Circuit structure and topological family of novel single-stage three-level AC choppers are proposed.The circuit configuration is constituted of three-level converter, input and output filters, which can chopper unstable high voltage AC voltage with high THD into stable or adjustable sinusoidal voltage with low THD.The proposed AC chopper, which is suitable for high input voltage AC conversion field,has such advantages as single-stage power conversion, concise topologies, bi-directional power flow, lower voltage stress of power switches, three-level voltage waveform, low THD of output voltage,strong adaptability to various loads,etc.For the voltage control of the clamp capacitor, transient double voltage feed-back control strategy is presented and investigated.The correction and advancement of the AC choppers and control strategy are well verified by test results.%提出了新颖的单级三电平交流斩波器的电路结构及拓扑族.该电路结构由三电平变换器以及输入、输出滤波器构成,能够将一种不稳定的、劣质高压交流电直接斩波成稳定或可调的优质正弦交流电.其拓扑族包括Buck式、Boost式、Buck-Boost式等结构.该类交流斩波器适用于高输入电压AC/AC变换场合,具有单级功率变换,拓扑简洁,双向功率流,功率开关电压应力可降低等优点.针对箝位电容电压控制问题,提出箝位电容电压和输出电压瞬时值双反馈控制策略.实验结果证明了该类交流斩波器及其控制策略的正确性及先进性.

  12. 异步电机转子IGBT斩波调阻调速的准动态模型%Quasi-dynamic model of the rotor IGBT chopper controlled induction motor

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    沈天飞; 陈伯时; 龚幼民

    2001-01-01

    转子斩波调阻是异步电机一种简便有效的调速方法,本文提出了一种新型的采用IGBT作斩波管的具有吸收保护作用的斩波回路拓扑结构,并对该系统整流回路的准动态过程进行了详细研究,推导出斩波管占空比与等效电阻之间的非线性函数关系,给出了外接电阻阻值的选择方法。%Rotor chopper control is a simple and effective speed regulation method for induc tion motor. A novel IGBT chopper topology, which can both adjust rotor resistance and protect IGBT efficiently, is presented in this paper. A thorough investigation on the quasi transient state of the rotor rectifying circuit is made, and a nonlinear mapping between the equivalent resistance and the duty cycle is deduced. Furthermore, the method of determining the magnitude of the external resistor is introduced.

  13. Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Energy Storage System Based on Current Reversible Chopper Circuit%基于电流可逆斩波电路的光伏储能系统建模与仿真

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    苏人奇; 任国臣; 程海军

    2016-01-01

    Aiming at the problem of the instability of the battery charging current in the energy storage systemcaused bythe randomness and volatility of the photovoltaic power generation system, the theoretical basis and circuit structure of the supercapacitor and battery hybrid energy storage based on the current reversible chopper circuitisstudied. Firstly, the shortcomings of the existing hybrid energy storage system and the advantages of the current reversible chopper circuitareanalyzed in theory. This circuit can adjust the input voltage and control current direction by controlling the working state of thethyristorsto achieve theenergytransferbetweensupercapacitor and battery. Secondly, a reasonable simulation experimentisdesigned to verify the hybrid energy storage structure of the current reversible chopper circuit in the MATLAB, which can make the charge current and voltage of the lead acid battery more stable.%针对由于光伏发电系统出力的随机性和波动性而导致的储能系统中蓄电池充电电流不稳定的问题,研究了基于电流可逆斩波电路的超级电容器和蓄电池混合储能的理论依据和电路结构。首先在理论上分析了现有混合储能系统并联方式的不足以及电流可逆斩波电路的优势,该电路通过控制开关管的工作状态来调节输入侧的电压及控制电流方向,实现超级电容器和蓄电池之间能量的转移。其次,通过在 MATLAB 上建立电路模型,设计合理的仿真实验,验证了经电流可逆斩波电路并联的混合储能结构,能使铅酸蓄电池的充电电流和电压更稳定。

  14. Progress with PXIE MEBT Chopper

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    Lebedev, V.; Chen, A.; Pasquinelli, R; Peterson, D.; Saewert, G.; Shemyakin, A.; Sun, D.; Wendt, M.; /Fermilab; Tang, T.; /SLAC

    2012-05-01

    A capability to provide a large variety of bunch patterns is crucial for the concept of the Project X serving MW-range beam to several experiments simultaneously. This capability will be realized by the Medium Energy Beam Transport's (MEBT) chopping system that will divert 80% of all bunches of the initially 5 mA, 2.1 MeV CW 162.5 MHz beam to an absorber according to a pre-programmed bunch-by-bunch selection. Being considered one of the most challenging components, the chopping system will be tested at the Project X Injector Experiment (PXIE) facility that will be built at Fermilab as a prototype of the Pojrect X front end. The bunch deflection will be made by two identical sets of travelling-wave kickers working in sync. Presently, two versions of the kickers are being investigated: a helical 200 Ohm structure with a switching-type 500 V driver and a planar 50 Ohm structure with a linear {+-} 250 V amplifier. This paper describes the chopping system scheme and functional specifications for the kickers, present results of electromagnetic measurements of the models, discuss possible driver schemes, and show a conceptual mechanical design.

  15. Chopper-stabilized phase detector

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    Hopkins, P. M.

    1978-01-01

    Phase-detector circuit for binary-tracking loops and other binary-data acquisition systems minimizes effects of drift, gain imbalance, and voltage offset in detector circuitry. Input signal passes simultaneously through two channels where it is mixed with early and late codes that are alternately switched between channels. Code switching is synchronized with polarity switching of detector output of each channel so that each channel uses each detector for half time. Net result is that dc offset errors are canceled, and effect of gain imbalance is simply change in sensitivity.

  16. Determination of efficiencies, loss mechanisms, and performance degradation factors in chopper controlled dc vehical motors. Section 2: The time dependent finite element modeling of the electromagnetic field in electrical machines: Methods and applications. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Hamilton, H. B.; Strangas, E.

    1980-01-01

    The time dependent solution of the magnetic field is introduced as a method for accounting for the variation, in time, of the machine parameters in predicting and analyzing the performance of the electrical machines. The method of time dependent finite element was used in combination with an also time dependent construction of a grid for the air gap region. The Maxwell stress tensor was used to calculate the airgap torque from the magnetic vector potential distribution. Incremental inductances were defined and calculated as functions of time, depending on eddy currents and saturation. The currents in all the machine circuits were calculated in the time domain based on these inductances, which were continuously updated. The method was applied to a chopper controlled DC series motor used for electric vehicle drive, and to a salient pole sychronous motor with damper bars. Simulation results were compared to experimentally obtained ones.

  17. Single-phase dynamic voltage restorer based on a new chopper AC/DC/AC conversion%一种新型斩波 AC/DC/AC 变换的单相 DVR

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    巫付专; 侯婷婷; 韩梁; 冯占伟

    2015-01-01

    针对输入侧采用不可控整流AC/DC/AC结构的单相动态电压恢复器( DVR )输入侧功率因数低,谐波含量高等问题,提出了一种基于PWM斩波变换器的动态电压恢复器来补偿负载两端电压的跌落。该新型拓扑结构采用PWM斩波控制节省了直流侧电容,简化了滤波器设计,使输入侧线路中谐波含量降低,同时达到单位功率因数;电压检测采用单相信号构造成两相信号,利用瞬时无功理论对信号进行检测与处理,实时性高;搭建MATLAB/Simulink仿真和系统实验平台,验证其合理性和可行性。%In view of such problems as the low input side power factor of the single-phase dynamic voltage restorer ( DVR) with the structure of uncontrolled rectifier AC/DC/AC and high harmonic content , this paper proposed a DVR based on the PWM chopper to compensate for the voltage drop at the two load ends .The new topology , which a-dopted the PWM chopper control , saved the DC capacitor and simplified the filter design so that the harmonic content in the input-side circuit was reduced and the input side achieved the unit power factor .Single-phase signals were con-structed into two-phase signals to detect voltage and the instantaneous reactive power theory was used to detect and process the signals , which attained high real time .Finally, a MATLAB/Simulink simulation and experimental plat-form was constructed to verify the rationality and feasibility of the new structure .

  18. Design of Low Voltage Compensation Device Based on Series A C Chopper%基于串联交流斩波器的低压补偿装置设计

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    郭丕龙; 张宇娇; 孙梦云

    2013-01-01

    串联补偿是目前解决农网末端在用电高峰期欠压问题的有效方法.通过使用IGBT构建串联交流斩波器的电压补偿装置,并采用电压前馈和负载电流反馈相结合的数字方式进行控制,使电压稳定在220V左右.实验样机经过挂网测试,无谐波畸变,响应时间<40 ms.结果说明该装置具有良好的动态响应和稳定性,能够很好解决欠压问题,满足应用需求.%Series compensation is the effective method to solve the voltage shortage problem in the electricity peak of rural power grid.This article uses the IGBT to set up the series AC-chopper voltage compensation device and take the combination of the feed-forward voltage and load current feedback in a digital mode and the voltage can stabilize about 220V.After the power network test,Prototype performs well,with no harmonic distortion,and the response time is less than 40ms.The Result shows that the device has good dynamic response and system stability,which can solve the problem of voltage shortage and satisfy the application requirement.

  19. An optimized SVPWM switching strategy for three-level NPC VSI and a novel switching strategy for three-level two-quadrant chopper to stabilize the voltage of capacitors

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    Voltage source inverter (VSI) can produce single and three-phase (3P) AC voltages from a constant or variable DC voltage. There are many ways to control the VSI output voltage. Each control way produces some harmonics at the VSI output voltage. The space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) may be more effective than other modulation methods, e.g. harmonic injection, phase shifting, multi career pulse width modulation, in decreasing the low order harmonics (LOH). Different switching strategies (SSs) of power electronic devices in SVPWM have some specific advantages and disadvantages with regard to one another. In this paper, a comparative study between different SVPWM SSs is carried out by considering some objective functions such as total harmonic distortion (THD), power and switching losses, the ratio of the harmonic components to the fundamental component, distortion factor (DF). It is also shown that by selecting an optimized and appropriate SS for SVPWM, the harmonic orders, which are the multiples of the frequency index (FI), are eliminated. Then, to investigate the impact of variations of the capacitors voltage and switching frequency on power quality criteria, the most appropriate and optimized SS is applied to a 3P three-level (3L) neutral-point-clamped (NPC) VSI to supply a 3P load. This paper also presents a novel and optimized SS and control approach for a 3L two-quadrant (2Q) chopper in NPC VSI superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). Using the proposed SS, the voltage of the VSI capacitors in SMES can be independently controlled; also, the minimum power and switching losses - as well as the proper convection - can be achieved using this same strategy. The simulation results indicate that when combined with a proportional-integral (PI) control approach the proposed SS can be easily implemented in the power networks and can balance and stabilize the multi-level VSIs' capacitor voltage level. The voltage variation of the capacitors in the steady

  20. 永磁同步发电机与Boost斩波型变换器非线性速度控制%Nonlinear Speed Control for a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator and the Boost-Chopper Converter

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    耿强; 夏长亮; 王志强; 史婷娜

    2012-01-01

    直驱式永磁同步风电系统电机侧变换器的一种常见拓扑结构为二极管整流桥后接Boost斩波电路。此结构具有较强的非线性,采用普通PI控制器很难使系统在正常运行范围内保持较好的动态性能。针对其非线性特性,分区间建立了发电机与变换器整体非线性数学模型,在单区间内采用输入-输出反馈线性化方法将非线性系统转换为线性系统,在此基础上设计了转速最优控制器。该设计方法数学转换过程较为简单,参数整定方法较为成熟,且不同区间内线性控制器的参数相同。通过一套3kVA的实验系统,验证了该方法能明显改善系统动态性能,对此类风电系统电机侧变换器控制策略的设计具有一定的参考价值。%A diode bridge rectifier followed by a boost chopper circuit is a common topology of the generator side converter for a direct driven permanent magnet synchronous generator(PMSG)-based wind energy conversion system(WECS).Owing to its strong nonlinearity,it is difficult for the system to maintain good dynamic performance within a normal operating range under the ordinary proportional-integral(PI) controller.According to its nonlinear characteristics,the piecewise nonlinear mathematical model for the whole system including the surface permanent magnet synchronous generator(SPMSG) and the generator side converter is built.Then the nonlinear mathematical model is transformed into a linear one by the input-output feedback linearization(IOFL) method.In addition,a speed controller is designed based on the optimal control theory.The proposed strategy has the advantages of a simple conversion process,a relatively mature parameter tuning method and unchanged parameters for the linear optimal controller within different intervals.Experimental results are presented with a 3kVA prototype,verifying the effectiveness and practicability of the proposed strategy.

  1. An optimized SVPWM switching strategy for three-level NPC VSI and a novel switching strategy for three-level two-quadrant chopper to stabilize the voltage of capacitors

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    Mohammad Reza, Alizadeh Pahlavani [Department of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ali, Mohammadpour Hossine [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)

    2010-12-15

    Voltage source inverter (VSI) can produce single and three-phase (3P) AC voltages from a constant or variable DC voltage. There are many ways to control the VSI output voltage. Each control way produces some harmonics at the VSI output voltage. The space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) may be more effective than other modulation methods, e.g. harmonic injection, phase shifting, multi career pulse width modulation, in decreasing the low order harmonics (LOH). Different switching strategies (SSs) of power electronic devices in SVPWM have some specific advantages and disadvantages with regard to one another. In this paper, a comparative study between different SVPWM SSs is carried out by considering some objective functions such as total harmonic distortion (THD), power and switching losses, the ratio of the harmonic components to the fundamental component, distortion factor (DF). It is also shown that by selecting an optimized and appropriate SS for SVPWM, the harmonic orders, which are the multiples of the frequency index (FI), are eliminated. Then, to investigate the impact of variations of the capacitors voltage and switching frequency on power quality criteria, the most appropriate and optimized SS is applied to a 3P three-level (3L) neutral-point-clamped (NPC) VSI to supply a 3P load. This paper also presents a novel and optimized SS and control approach for a 3L two-quadrant (2Q) chopper in NPC VSI superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). Using the proposed SS, the voltage of the VSI capacitors in SMES can be independently controlled; also, the minimum power and switching losses - as well as the proper convection - can be achieved using this same strategy. The simulation results indicate that when combined with a proportional-integral (PI) control approach the proposed SS can be easily implemented in the power networks and can balance and stabilize the multi-level VSIs' capacitor voltage level. The voltage variation of the capacitors in the

  2. Transformer regulated self-stabilizing chopper

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    Raposa, F. L. (Inventor)

    1969-01-01

    A self-stabilizing voltage regulator is described. Direct current voltage regulation employing a series transistor rendered conductive during various portions of a cycle is controlled by saturation of an autotransformer. The constant volt-second capacity of the transformer provides conduction time inverse to the input voltage whereby average output voltage is maintained constant. Conduction commenced in response to short gate signals, and resistor feedback for degenerative turn-off of the transistor was after transformer saturation. Standard output filters are also included.

  3. Polarization analysis for the thermal chopper spectrometer TOPAS

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    Voigt Jörg

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report on the progress of the construction of the thermal time-of-flight spectrometer with polarization analysis TOPAS at the Mayer-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ. The instrument components approach the status to be ready for installation. The special feature of the instrument is its capability for wide-angle polarization analysis in the thermal spectral range. Here we describe a novel approach to rotate the neutron spin adiabatically into the X, Y or Z direction of the laboratory frame by combination of permanent magnets aligned as Halbach rings and electrically generated fields. Despite the severe spatial restrictions the design exhibits a very high adiabaticity and interacts only weakly with the coil layout for the analyzing 3He spin filter cell (SFC.

  4. Extracting source parameters from beam monitors on a chopper spectrometer

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    Abernathy, Douglas L [ORNL; Niedziela, Jennifer L [ORNL; Stone, Matthew B [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    The intensity distributions of beam monitors in direct-geometry time-of-flight neutron spectrometers provide important information about the instrument resolution. For short-pulse spallation neutron sources in particular, the asymmetry of the source pulse may be extracted and compared to Monte Carlo source simulations. An explicit formula using a Gaussian-convolved Ikeda-Carpenter distribution is given and compared to data from the ARCS instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source.

  5. 小型反向式切桑机的研制及主要技术参数的优化试验%Development and Experimental Run of Small Scale Reverse-type Mulberry Leaf Chopper and Optimization Test of Main Technical Parameters

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    梁培生; 张国政; 韦亚东; 张业顺

    2011-01-01

    为提高蚕桑生产中切桑作业的工效和质量,满足小蚕共育规模化发展的需要,研制了一种小型反向式切桑机具.该机由独特结构的带齿形刀的刀辊、圆刀片组和定刀构成,三者之间的配合完成对桑叶横向和纵向切割,具有工效高、可保持桑叶新鲜度及造价低廉等特点.根据该机的切碎原理及工作过程,分析影响桑叶切碎质量的主要因素,通过对主要工作部件圆刀片组、刀辊的技术参数的分析及单因素试验,确定机具的最佳工作参数为:齿形刀与圆刀片组之间的间隙1.5 ~2.0 mm,齿形刀楔角12°,齿形刀厚度3 mm,圆刀片组转速1 000~1 200 r/min,刀辊转速650 r/min,输送带速度0.11 m/s.样机试用切桑工效达到400 kg/h,是人工切桑的12倍以上.%In order to improve the operation efficiency and quality of chopping mulberry leaves for sericultural production, especially for large scale cooperative rearing of young larvae, a novel small scale reverse-type mulberry leaf chopper has been developed. This device consists of a uniquely structured cutter roller with serrated blades, a round blade set, and a fixed blade. The cooperation of these three units leads to transverse and longitudinal cutting of mulberry leaves with high operation efficiency while maintaining good freshness of the leaves and having a low production cost. Based on the chopping principle and working process, the main factors that affect the cutting quality of mulberry leaves were analyzed. Analyses and single factor experiments to operating parameters of the main working parts (round blade set and cutter roller) showed that the optimal operating parameters are 1. 5 ~2. 0 mm gap between the round blade and serrated blade, 12 angel of the serrated blade, 3 mm thickness of the serrated blade, 1 000 ~1 200 r/min rotating speed of the round blade set, 650 r/min rotating speed of the cutter roller, and 0.11 m/s of the conveyer speed. The test run of model

  6. Analysis of a PWM Resonant Buck Chopper for Use as a Ship Service Converter Module

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    Ciezki, John G.; Ashton, Robert W.

    1999-01-01

    The Navy's interest in implementing a DC Zonal Electric Distribution System (DC ZEDS) in the next generation of surface combatant has motivated considerable research work into dc-dc converters. The switching frequency of a hard-switched dc-dc converter is limited by the maximum admissible switching losses allowed by the switch, heat sink, and cooling process. Also, hard- switched converters contribute significant Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) concerns for the system. This study provides ...

  7. A CMOS detection chip for amperometric sensors with chopper stabilized incremental ΔΣ ADC

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    Min, Chen; Yuntao, Liu; Jingbo, Xiao; Jie, Chen

    2016-06-01

    This paper presents a low noise complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) detection chip for amperometric electrochemical sensors. In order to effectively remove the input offset of the cascaded integrators and the low frequency noise in the modulator, a novel offset cancellation chopping scheme was proposed in the Incremental ΔΣ analog to digital converter (IADC). A novel low power potentiostat was employed in this chip to provide the biasing voltage for the sensor while mirroring the sensor current out for detection. The chip communicates with FPGA through standard built in I2C interface and SPI bus. Fabricated in 0.18-μm CMOS process, this chip detects current signal with high accuracy and high linearity. A prototype microsystem was produced to verify the detection chip performance with current input as well as micro-sensors. Project supported by the State Key Development Program for Basic Research of China (No. 2015CB352100).

  8. Wet granulation in laboratory-scale high shear mixers: Effect of chopper presence, design and impeller speed

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    Chitu, Toma Mihai; Oulahna, Driss; Hemati, Mehrdji

    2011-01-01

    The effect of the main means of agitation in a high shear mixer has been investigated in this study. Granulation runs have been performed on a fine cohesive microcrystalline cellulose powder (Avicel 105, d50 = 20 μm) often used as a pharmaceutical excipient in tablet formulations in two bowls of a Mi-Pro® laboratory high shearmixer with a capacity of 0.9 and 1.9 L, respectively. Torque curves recorded during granulation are found to allow good control of the process while increasing impeller ...

  9. From scootes to choppers : Product protfolio change and organizational failure - Evidence from the UK motorcycle industry 1895 to 1993

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    Wezel, FC; van Witteloostuijn, A

    2006-01-01

    This article explores the conditions under which organizational change increases the risk of organizational failure. To reach this goal, we examine the pros and cons of flexibility and inertia arguments. Empirically, we measure the survival consequences of product portfolio expansion in the British

  10. Momentum and Energy Dependent Resolution Function of the ARCS Neutron Chopper Spectrometer at High Momentum Transfer: Comparing Simulation and Experimen

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    Diallo, S O; Abernathy, D L; Azuah, R T

    2016-01-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering at high momentum transfers (i.e. $Q\\ge20$ {\\AA}) or DINS provides direct observation of the momentum distribution of light atoms, making it a powerful probe for studying single-particle motions in liquids and solids. The quantitative analysis of DINS data requires an accurate knowledge of the instrument resolution function $R_{i}({Q},E)$ at each $Q$ and energy transfer $E$, where the label $i$ indicates whether the resolution was experimentally observed $i={obs}$ or simulated $i=sim$. Here, we describe two independent methods for determining the total resolution function $R_{i}({Q},E)$ of the ARCS neutron instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The first method uses experimental data from an archetypical system (liquid $^4$He) studied with DINS, which are then numerically deconvoluted using its previously determined intrinsic scattering function to yield $R_{obs}({Q},E)$. The second approach uses accurate Monte Carlo simulations of the ARCS spec...

  11. Parameterization of a synchronous generator to represent a doubly fed induction generator with chopper protection for fault studies

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    Martinez, Jorge; Kjær, Philip C.; Rodriguez, Pedro;

    2011-01-01

    This paper addresses the representation of the wound rotor asynchronous generators by an equivalent synchronous generator, valid for short circuit current calculations. Modern wind power plants are required and designed to ride through faults in the network, subjected to fault clearing. Accurate...... knowledge of the wind turbine short circuit current contribution is needed for component sizing and protection relay settings during faults within the wind power plant collector system or in the external networks. When studying fault currents and protection settings for wind power installations, the...

  12. Momentum and energy dependent resolution function of the ARCS neutron chopper spectrometer at high momentum transfer: Comparing simulation and experiment

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    Diallo, S. O.; Lin, J. Y. Y.; Abernathy, D. L.; Azuah, R. T.

    2016-11-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering at high momentum transfers (i.e. Q ≥ 20 A ˚), commonly known as deep inelastic neutron scattering (DINS), provides direct observation of the momentum distribution of light atoms, making it a powerful probe for studying single-particle motions in liquids and solids. The quantitative analysis of DINS data requires an accurate knowledge of the instrument resolution function Ri(Q , E) at each momentum Q and energy transfer E, where the label i indicates whether the resolution was experimentally observed i = obs or simulated i=sim. Here, we describe two independent methods for determining the total resolution function Ri(Q , E) of the ARCS neutron instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The first method uses experimental data from an archetypical system (liquid 4He) studied with DINS, which are then numerically deconvoluted using its previously determined intrinsic scattering function to yield Robs(Q , E). The second approach uses accurate Monte Carlo simulations of the ARCS spectrometer, which account for all instrument contributions, coupled to a representative scattering kernel to reproduce the experimentally observed response S(Q , E). Using a delta function as scattering kernel, the simulation yields a resolution function Rsim(Q , E) with comparable lineshape and features as Robs(Q , E), but somewhat narrower due to the ideal nature of the model. Using each of these two Ri(Q , E) separately, we extract characteristic parameters of liquid 4He such as the intrinsic linewidth α2 (which sets the atomic kinetic energy ∼α2) in the normal liquid and the Bose-Einstein condensate parameter n0 in the superfluid phase. The extracted α2 values agree well with previous measurements at saturated vapor pressure (SVP) as well as at elevated pressure (24 bars) within experimental precision, independent of which Ri(Q , y) is used to analyze the data. The actual observed n0 values at each Q vary little with the model Ri(Q , E), and the effective Q-averaged n0 values are consistent with each other, and with previously reported values.

  13. Design Considerations for an MEBT Chopper Absorber of 2.1 MeV H- at the Project X Injector Experiment at Fermilab

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    Baffes, C.; Awida, M.; Chen, A.; Eidelman, Y.; Lebedev, V.; Prost, L.; Shemyakin, A.; Solyak, N.; Yakovlev, V.; /Fermilab

    2012-05-14

    The Project X Injector Experiment (PIXIE) will be a prototype of the Project X front end that will be used to validate the design concept and decrease technical risks. One of the most challenging components of PIXIE is the wide-band chopping system of the Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) section, which will form an arbitrary bunch pattern from the initially CW 162.5 MHz 5mA beam. The present scenario assumes diverting 80% of the beam to an absorber to provide a beam with the average current of 1mA to SRF linac. This absorber must withstand a high level of energy deposition and high ion fluence, while being positioned in proximity of the superconductive cavities. This paper discusses design considerations for the absorber. Thermal and mechanical analyses of a conceptual design are presented, and future plans for the fabrication and testing of a prototype are described.

  14. Research and Design of Circlecutter Chopper for Mulberry Leaf%圆弧刀式切桑机的研究设计

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    梁培生; 张国政; 方瑷

    2014-01-01

    根据小蚕用桑特点及小蚕共育户的要求,研究设计了一种圆弧刀式结构的桑叶条叶切割机。该机采用了圆弧式刀刃曲线,以凹凸刀刃相结合的方式实现切割,具有刀片结构简单、制造安装和磨刃方便的特点,整机工效达到450~500 kg/h,1~3龄蚕可用。为此,阐述该机的设计思路、结构形式和工作原理,介绍了该机的主要工作部件结构和参数的设计。该机的研制取代了目前的人工切桑方式,解决了小蚕共育户切桑劳动强度大、工效低的问题,大大提高了养蚕劳动生产率,而且具有保持叶质新鲜、机具维护方便、使用成本低等特点,受到小蚕共育户的欢迎。%According to the characteristics of the requirements with small silkworm mulberry and silkworm produced , a cutter article mulberry leaf is research design ,It is the structure of the circular knife .It adopted the blade curve of the arc, It cut in way of combination of concave and convex edge blade with characteristics of simple structure , The charac-teristics of convenient installation and the blade , Tts efficiency of 450-500 kg/h, suit to use 1-3 instars silkworm .De-sign idea , structure and working principle were expounded , the structure and parameters design of the main working parts are introduced .It replaced the way of manual cutting mulberry now , solved the problem of large labor intensity and low efficiency of mulberry silkworm produced users of small , It can improve the labor productivity greatly sericulture , and has the characteristics of the keep fresh leaf, machine maintenance convenience, low use cost, small silkworm produced popular users .

  15. CMOS磁场传感器芯片中斩波放大器的设计%CMOS Chopper Amplifier for Monolithic Magnetic Hall Sensor

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    宁伟超; 程东方; 张春燕; 王书凯

    2007-01-01

    介绍了一个应用在无刷电机上的开关式磁敏传感器中的高灵敏度斩波放大器的设计,它能够有效地放大Hall片产生的低频微弱信号.该电路应用斩波技术抑制放大器的低频噪声和失调,采用跟踪-保持解调器进一步减少由调制器开关引起的残余失调.在Candence环境下用1.5μ CMOS工艺模型进行仿真,该放大器能有效的消除5 mV的输入失调电压且能减少由调制器开关引起的残余失调,而不需要任何的滤波器.

  16. 热释电型非制冷焦平面热像仪调制斩波器的分析--斩波器与信号读出模式%ANALYSIS OF MODULATING CHOPPER USED IN PYROELECTRIC UNCOOLED FPA THERMAL IMAGER--CHOPPER AND DETECTOR PIXELS' SIGNAL READOUT MODE

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    何玉青; 金伟其; 高雅允; 刘广荣; 王霞

    2003-01-01

    对阿基米德斩波器及其工作状态进行了模拟,分析了探测器像元的曝光时间、曝光顺序、信号读出及其对后续信号均匀性处理的影响.结果表明:探测器曝光的非均匀性与信号读出模式直接影响后续信号的均匀性处理,阿基米德螺旋线的参数、探测器几何尺寸、斩波器与探测器的相对位置等均影响探测器的曝光顺序和电荷均匀性.在热成像系统总体设计以及电子处理系统设计时,必须综合考虑斩波器各参数的影响.

  17. 热释电型非制冷焦平面热像仪调制斩波器的分析--斩波器的曝光效率%ANALYSIS OF MODULATING CHOPPER USED IN PYROELECTRIC UNCOOLED FPA THERMAL IMAGER--CHOPPER'S EXPOSURE EFFICIENCY

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    何玉青; 金伟其; 高稚允; 刘广荣; 王霞

    2004-01-01

    对阿基米德螺旋线调制斩波器的曝光效率进行了理论分析和数值模拟,得到斩波器曝光效率对后续信号处理的影响.曝光效率直接影响后续探测器单元的曝光时间及入射辐射信号,与探测器信号读出时刻共同影响探测器有效积累电荷的均匀性;同时应在斩波器中增加调制同步定位点,可使热像仪适宜不同曝光效率的斩波器.在热成像系统设计以及电子处理系统设计时,必须综合考虑斩波器曝光效率的影响.

  18. Simulation of AC Chopper Feeding Single-phase Motors with Semihex~(TM) Connection%AC斩波器-Semihex~(TM)接法单相电动机调速系统仿真研究

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    罗德荣; 邓建国; 罗隆福

    2010-01-01

    着重研究了AC斩波调压器在Semihex~(TM)接法单相电动机中的应用,建立了AC斩波器-semihex~(TM)接法单相电动机调速系统的瞬态数学模型,对单相buck型对称PWM交流斩波调压器供电的Semihex~(TM)接法单相电动机的瞬态特性进行了仿真计算,仿真结果与理论分析相符.对正弦波电源供电和AC斩波调压器供电的仿真结果进行了比较分析,所做的工作对AC斩波调压器一三绕组单相电容电动机调速系统设计有一定的工程实际意义和参考价值.

  19. Design and experiment on banana stalk chopper with feeding type spindle flail%喂入式立轴甩刀香蕉秸秆粉碎还田机设计与试验

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    甘声豹; 李粤; 张喜瑞; 张国健; 王能

    2014-01-01

    由于香蕉秸秆粗大、含水率高,现有的粉碎还田机大多操作繁琐、作业不稳定。针对上述问题,研制了一种喂入式立轴甩刀香蕉秸秆粉碎还田机,描述了该机的总体设计方案及主要部件的结构,分析了各部件之间的相互关系,确定了其关键参数的最优值。试验结果表明:该机在前进速度为2.16~3.60 km/h、压辊进料转速为127.39 r/min、立轴甩刀旋转速度为1080 r/min时,秸秆粉碎质量合格率达94.9%、田间覆盖率达88.61%、茎杆留茬高度为30~35 mm,一次作业可将秸秆粉碎成丝状残渣,且残渣抛洒还田均匀。试验结果对解决因秸秆难处理而制约农村合作社小规模种植的难题具有重要意义。%Bananas occupy an extremely important position in the world of fruit trade; it is the most important fruit in tropical and subtropical areas. China is one of the world’s largest producers of bananas, and bananas have become an agricultural pillar industry in China’s subtropical regions. However, the banana stalks are a major agricultural waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in 2010, 24 million tons of annual output of waste is banana straw in China. If such a large amount of waste straw is not handled in time, it would seriously pollute the environment and affect the renewal of the banana plantation. Because banana stalks are thick with a high level of moisture and other issues, there are less mature mechanical equipments for banana stalks treatment at the present. There are usually two main types of banana stalk treatment: one is to cut down and pile the stalk in the fields by laborers, and then let it rot; the other one is a centrally smash processing with machines. This kind of machine can achieve a certain crushing effect, but, due to the characteristics of its own design, can't achieve the field operations, and thus brings great inconvenience for the laborers. In view of above situations, according to craft about the banana stalks’ crushing and returning in the field, this study designed a feeding type vertical shaft flail extracting machine for banana stalks’ crushing and returning, and expounded the machine's overall configuration and the main components of the structure, and determined the key parameters of the optimal value through the analysis of the relationship between components and performance test. The machine could work directly in the field under the tractor traction, for the stalks to achieve down, tackle, grab, feed, crush and return. Field experiments showed that: with the speed for forwarding at 2.16 - 3.60 km/h, for the feed roller at 127.39 r/min, and for the vertical sling knife at 1080 r/min, this machine could achieve a qualification rate of straw smashing of 94.9%, field coverage of 88.61%, stem stubble height of 30 - 35 mm, energy consumption of 4.625 kg/h, and working efficiency of 0.39 hm2/h. This machine was easy to operate and its crushing effect was satisfactory. Its successful implementation could not only greatly improve the production efficiency, and solve the problem of large-scale banana cultivation facing massive stalks processing, but also prevent the pollution of the environment and had important economic and ecological benefits.

  20. Design of Hybrid Maglev System Based on 4 Quadrant Chopper%基于四象限斩波器的混合磁悬浮系统设计

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    廖长鑫; 张俊; 陈国辉; 王莉

    2006-01-01

    针对单一的电磁吸力型磁悬浮系统能耗大、悬浮气隙小的问题,提出采用能耗小、可实现大气隙悬浮的永久磁铁和常导线圈构成的混合式磁悬浮系统的方案.阐述了能满足混合磁悬浮系统负向电流需要的H型四象限斩波器的原理,介绍了基于DSP和CPLD的保护电路和控制器.试验表明,混合磁悬浮系统悬浮过程中和负重变化时都能很快达到稳定悬浮,悬浮气隙可达到20~30 mm,并且负载电流小.

  1. Weld Technology Improvement of Purple Copper Water-Cooled Radiator Used in High-Power Chopper%大功率斩波器紫铜水冷散热器焊接加工工艺改进

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    祝乐

    2003-01-01

    本文通过对大功率斩波器紫铜水冷散热器的焊接工艺、技术进行分析研究,得出了一种新型实用的直流反接焊接技术.解决了类似大型水冷散热器在防渗漏焊接技术方面的难题,并进行了可行性验证.

  2. Research on Mechanical Characteristics of AC Motor with Cascade DC Chopper Speed Control System%斩波串级调速系统电机机械特性曲线的研究

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    王归新; 裴合伟; 晓琼; 鲜万春

    2012-01-01

    In high power application, wound AC motor rotor loop cascade control system has very good speed performance and energy-saving effect. Based on the analysis that the equivalent internal impedance of three-phase rectifier bridge influence rectifier output,rectifier bridge and follow-up circuit equivalent to the mo-tor rotor loop resistance, inferred to the mechanical characteristics in the cascade control system.Came to con-clusion that two influence factors for mechanical characteristics. The rotor loop equivalent impedance is more serious than rotor leakage reactance effect commutation overlap angle to mechanical characteristics influence. The simulation and the experiment verify the theory.%绕线转子式交流电机转子回路串级调速系统具有很好的调速性能和节电效果,在中大功率领域应用较多.基于对三相整流电路电源等效内阻抗对桥路整流输出的影响分析,将整流桥及其后续电路等效为电机转子回路的电阻,推导出在有串级调速系统下电机的机械特性,得出了影响电机机械特性的两方面因素,其中转子回路的等效阻抗对机械特性的影响相对于转子漏抗影响换相重叠角对机械特性的影响尤为严重的结论.仿真结果证实了理论推导的结论,并进行了实验验证.

  3. Simulation of Chopper Cascade Adjustable Speed System Based on PWM Rectifier%基于PWM整流技术的斩波串级调速系统的仿真

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    祝龙记; 周森

    2012-01-01

    A rotor-side chop cascade adjustable speed system based on PWM rectifier was proposed.The PWM rectifier worked on inverter condition and returns slip power of the rotor;this could not only improve the power factor of the system,but also reduce harmonic content of net-side.In Matlab/Simulink,the simulation model of chop cascade adjustable speed system was established.The reasonability and validity were testified by the coincidence of the simulation and experimentation results and theory analysis.%提出将PWM整流技术引入转子侧斩波串级调速系统中,PWM整流器工作于逆变状态回馈转差功率,不仅可以提高串级调速系统的功率因数,还可以减少网侧的谐波含量。在Matlab/Simulink环境下给出了基于PWM整流技术的斩波串级调速系统的仿真模型,最后通过仿真实验验证了控制方案的正确性。

  4. 基于电压型PWM整流器的新型内馈斩波串级调速系统%New Feeding Chopper Cascade Adjustable Speed System Based on PWM Voltage Rectifier

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    杨磊; 张敏; 江博

    2011-01-01

    提出一种新型的内馈斩波串级调速系统,将PWM整流技术引入串级调速系统中,不仅有效提高串级调速系统的功率因数和减少网侧谐波含量,而且排除了逆变颠覆的故障.介绍了电压型PWM整流器的工作原理和控制策略,并通过MATLAB仿真进行了验证.

  5. Control Design of HT-SMES Chopper Based on DSP2812%基于DSP2812高温超导储能系统斩波器控制设计

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    诸嘉慧; 杨斌; 黄宇淇; 郭云峥

    2010-01-01

    电压型超导储能(Superconduction Magnetic Energy Storge,简称SMES)系统的斩波器用于对超导磁体快速稳定充放电.研究了SMES系统用斩波器充放电的工作原理,采用状态空间平均法建立其数学模型,并提出一种斩波器充电、放电的闭环控制方法.基于第2代高温超导磁体及其限流保护,搭建了斩波器实验系统,应用DSP2812处理器实现对超导磁体充放电的控制.实验结果表明,所应用斩波器控制方法的性能良好,可以满足SMES系统的要求.

  6. The design of maize chopper for stalk and stubble with double vertical shafts%双立轴式玉米秸秆切碎灭茬机的设计

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    曹艳玲; 高爱云; 付主木; 甄济营

    2003-01-01

    对传统的后置旋耕式秸秆还田机进行了改造,设计了前置双立轴式玉米秸秆切碎灭茬机,并对其工作原理和有关参数的选择进行了研究.试验证明,切碎动刀采用直线刀,动刀与刀盘配置采用了具有滑切功能的方式,可以大大降低功耗,达到很好的切碎效果.

  7. Design and experiment on banana stalk chopper with feeding type spindle flail%喂入式立轴甩刀香蕉秸秆粉碎还田机设计与试验

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    甘声豹; 李粤; 张喜瑞; 张国健; 王能

    2014-01-01

    Bananas occupy an extremely important position in the world of fruit trade; it is the most important fruit in tropical and subtropical areas. China is one of the world’s largest producers of bananas, and bananas have become an agricultural pillar industry in China’s subtropical regions. However, the banana stalks are a major agricultural waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in 2010, 24 million tons of annual output of waste is banana straw in China. If such a large amount of waste straw is not handled in time, it would seriously pollute the environment and affect the renewal of the banana plantation. Because banana stalks are thick with a high level of moisture and other issues, there are less mature mechanical equipments for banana stalks treatment at the present. There are usually two main types of banana stalk treatment: one is to cut down and pile the stalk in the fields by laborers, and then let it rot; the other one is a centrally smash processing with machines. This kind of machine can achieve a certain crushing effect, but, due to the characteristics of its own design, can't achieve the field operations, and thus brings great inconvenience for the laborers. In view of above situations, according to craft about the banana stalks’ crushing and returning in the field, this study designed a feeding type vertical shaft flail extracting machine for banana stalks’ crushing and returning, and expounded the machine's overall configuration and the main components of the structure, and determined the key parameters of the optimal value through the analysis of the relationship between components and performance test. The machine could work directly in the field under the tractor traction, for the stalks to achieve down, tackle, grab, feed, crush and return. Field experiments showed that: with the speed for forwarding at 2.16 - 3.60 km/h, for the feed roller at 127.39 r/min, and for the vertical sling knife at 1080 r/min, this machine could achieve a qualification rate of straw smashing of 94.9%, field coverage of 88.61%, stem stubble height of 30 - 35 mm, energy consumption of 4.625 kg/h, and working efficiency of 0.39 hm2/h. This machine was easy to operate and its crushing effect was satisfactory. Its successful implementation could not only greatly improve the production efficiency, and solve the problem of large-scale banana cultivation facing massive stalks processing, but also prevent the pollution of the environment and had important economic and ecological benefits.%由于香蕉秸秆粗大、含水率高,现有的粉碎还田机大多操作繁琐、作业不稳定。针对上述问题,研制了一种喂入式立轴甩刀香蕉秸秆粉碎还田机,描述了该机的总体设计方案及主要部件的结构,分析了各部件之间的相互关系,确定了其关键参数的最优值。试验结果表明:该机在前进速度为2.16~3.60 km/h、压辊进料转速为127.39 r/min、立轴甩刀旋转速度为1080 r/min时,秸秆粉碎质量合格率达94.9%、田间覆盖率达88.61%、茎杆留茬高度为30~35 mm,一次作业可将秸秆粉碎成丝状残渣,且残渣抛洒还田均匀。试验结果对解决因秸秆难处理而制约农村合作社小规模种植的难题具有重要意义。

  8. Improved battery charger for electric vehicles

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    Rippel, W. E.

    1981-01-01

    Polyphase version of single-phase "boost chopper" significantly reduces ripple and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Drive circuit of n-phase boost chopper incorporates n-phase duty-cycle generator; inductor, transistor, and diode compose chopper which can run on single-phase or three-phase alternating current or on direct current. Device retains compactness and power factors approaching unity, while improving efficiency.

  9. The electron test accelerator beam injector

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    A beam chopper and buncher system has been designed to improve the capture efficiency and reduce the beam spill in the Electron Test Accelerator. The buncher increases the dc beam capture from 30 to 70%. 100% beam transmission through the accelerator structures is obtained with the chopper. This report describes results of experimental tests with the beam injector. Results from computer modeling and from measurements with prototypes that have led to the design of the beam chopper and buncher system are discussed

  10. The performance and efficiency of four motor/controller/battery systems for the simpler electric vehicles

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    Shipps, P. R.

    1980-01-01

    A test and analysis program performed on four complete propulsion systems for an urban electric vehicle (EV) is described and results given. A dc series motor and a permanent magnet (PM) motor were tested, each powered by an EV battery pack and controlled by (1) a series/parallel voltage-switching (V-switch) system; and (2) a system using a pulse width modulation, 400 Hz transistorized chopper. Dynamometer tests were first performed, followed by eV performance predictions and data correlating road tests. During dynamometer tests using chopper control; current, voltage, and power were measured on both the battery and motor sides of the chopper, using three types of instrumentation. Conventional dc instruments provided adequate accuracy for eV power and energy measurements, when used on the battery side of the controller. When using the chopper controller, the addition of a small choke inductor improved system efficiency in the lower duty cycle range (some 8% increase at 50% duty cycle) with both types of motors. Overall system efficiency rankings during road tests were: (1) series motor with V-switch; (2) PM motor with V-switch; (3) series motor with chopper; and (4) PM motor with chopper. Chopper control of the eV was smoother and required less driver skill than V-switch control.

  11. The performance and efficiency of four motor/controller/battery systems for the simpler electric vehicles

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    Shipps, P. R.

    1980-05-01

    A test and analysis program performed on four complete propulsion systems for an urban electric vehicle (EV) is described and results given. A dc series motor and a permanent magnet (PM) motor were tested, each powered by an EV battery pack and controlled by (1) a series/parallel voltage-switching (V-switch) system; and (2) a system using a pulse width modulation, 400 Hz transistorized chopper. Dynamometer tests were first performed, followed by eV performance predictions and data correlating road tests. During dynamometer tests using chopper control; current, voltage, and power were measured on both the battery and motor sides of the chopper, using three types of instrumentation. Conventional dc instruments provided adequate accuracy for eV power and energy measurements, when used on the battery side of the controller. When using the chopper controller, the addition of a small choke inductor improved system efficiency in the lower duty cycle range (some 8% increase at 50% duty cycle) with both types of motors. Overall system efficiency rankings during road tests were: (1) series motor with V-switch; (2) PM motor with V-switch; (3) series motor with chopper; and (4) PM motor with chopper. Chopper control of the eV was smoother and required less driver skill than V-switch control.

  12. 三相电压型PWM整流器在内馈斩波串级调速中的应用研究%The Application Research Of the Three-phase PWM Voltage Rectifier in the Inner-feed Chopper Cascade Speed Drive System

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    庞科旺; 袁文华; 刘丽丽

    2008-01-01

    把PWM整流技术引入到内馈斩波串级调速系统中,这样不仅可以提高串级调速系统的功率因数和减少交流侧的谐波含量,还可以有效地防止系统的逆变颠覆故障.建立了应用于串级调速系统的电压型PWM整流器的静态解耦模型,以此为基础进行了系统设计,并通过仿真验证了该方案的可行性.

  13. Operating Characteristic Analysis of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator with Chopper Circuit Responded to the Power System Short Circuit Fault%含chopper电路的直驱风机响应电网短路的运行特性分析

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    刘勇; 麻广林; 宁波; 魏鑫

    2016-01-01

    In order to analyze the operating characteristics of permanent magnet synchronous generator ( PMSG) impacted by the power system short circuit fault, this paper researches maximum wind energy tracking control strat⁃egy of the wind turbine the machine side decoupling control strategy of active and reactive power of the AC⁃DC⁃AC converter and voltage orientation strategy of the gird side by mathematical model. For meeting the wind turbine low voltage ride through ( LVRT) requirement, DC capacitor chooper protection circuit is used. When short⁃circuit fault occurs discharge resistance in chooper circuit can unload the energy, which could maintain the DC capacitor voltage stabilitily. At the same time the reference current limiter can also limit the impaction on the grid side con⁃verter by power system short circuit fault. The PMSG simulation model is constructed in emtp⁃rv platform, and its operating characteristics is simulated in the condition of power system three⁃phase short⁃circuit fault, causing the grid voltage drops below 0. 2. The simulation results verify the control strategy correctly and DC capacitor chooper protection circuit effectively. The results provide the basis for the operating characteristic of the PMSG grid⁃con⁃necting to the power system and the influence of power system short⁃circuit fault on the PMSG.%为了分析电网短路时的直驱风电机组运行特性,从数学模型入手,研究了风轮机最大风能追踪控制策略,以及交直交变频器机侧的有功无功解耦控制策略和网侧的电压定向控制策略。为了满足风电机组的低电压穿越要求,采用了直流电容chooper保护电路。电网短路故障时, chooper回路中的卸能电阻能很大程度地消耗短路冲击带来的能量,从而维持直流电容电压稳定。同时参考电流限值器也限制了短路冲击对网侧变频器的影响。在empt⁃rv中搭建了直驱风机模型,分析了电网三相短路导致并网电压跌落到0.2以下时风电机组的运行特性。仿真结果验证了所采取的控制策略正确性,以及直流电容chooper保护电路的有效性。研究结果对直驱风机并网运行以及电网短路对风机运行特性的影响提供了依据。

  14. Design of a wavelength frame multiplication system using acceptance diagrams

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    Nekrassov, D; Lieutenant, K

    2013-01-01

    The concept of Wavelength Frame Multiplication (WFM) was developed to extend the usable wavelength range on long pulse neutron sources for instruments using pulse shaping choppers. For some instruments, it is combined with a pulse shaping double chopper, which defines a constant wavelength resolution, and a set of frame overlap choppers that prevent spurious neutrons from reaching the detector thus avoiding systematic errors in the calculation of wavelength from time of flight. Due to its complexity, the design of such a system is challenging and there are several criteria that need to be accounted for. In this work, the design of the WFM chopper system for the potential future liquids reflectometer at the European Spallation Source (ESS) is presented, which makes use of acceptance diagrams. They prove to be a powerful tool for understanding the work principle of the system and recognizing potential problems. The authors assume that the presented study can be useful for design or upgrade of further instrument...

  15. A design study of VOR

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    Deen, P. P.; Vickery, Anette; Andersen, K. H.;

    2015-01-01

    VOR, the versatile optimal resolution chopper spectrometer, is designed to probe dynamic phenomena that are currently inaccessible for inelastic neutron scattering due to flux limitations. VOR is a short instrument by the standards of the European Spallation Source (ESS), 30.2m moderator to sample...... impossible both on a long chopper spectrometer at the ESS and with instruments at short pulsed sources. In comparison to current day chopper spectrometers, VOR can offer an order of magnitude improvement in flux for equivalent energy resolutions, ΔE/E = 1-3%. Further relaxing the energy resolution enables...... VOR to gain an extra order of magnitude in flux. In addition, VOR has been optimised for repetition rate multiplication (RRM) and is therefore able to measure, in a single ESS period, 6-14 incident wavelengths, across a wavelength band of 9 Å with a novel chopper configuration that transmits all...

  16. Unity power factor switching regulator

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    Rippel, Wally E. (Inventor)

    1983-01-01

    A single or multiphase boost chopper regulator operating with unity power factor, for use such as to charge a battery is comprised of a power section for converting single or multiphase line energy into recharge energy including a rectifier (10), one inductor (L.sub.1) and one chopper (Q.sub.1) for each chopper phase for presenting a load (battery) with a current output, and duty cycle control means (16) for each chopper to control the average inductor current over each period of the chopper, and a sensing and control section including means (20) for sensing at least one load parameter, means (22) for producing a current command signal as a function of said parameter, means (26) for producing a feedback signal as a function of said current command signal and the average rectifier voltage output over each period of the chopper, means (28) for sensing current through said inductor, means (18) for comparing said feedback signal with said sensed current to produce, in response to a difference, a control signal applied to the duty cycle control means, whereby the average inductor current is proportionate to the average rectifier voltage output over each period of the chopper, and instantaneous line current is thereby maintained proportionate to the instantaneous line voltage, thus achieving a unity power factor. The boost chopper is comprised of a plurality of converters connected in parallel and operated in staggered phase. For optimal harmonic suppression, the duty cycles of the switching converters are evenly spaced, and by negative coupling between pairs 180.degree. out-of-phase, peak currents through the switches can be reduced while reducing the inductor size and mass.

  17. チョッパとインバータを用いた電気二重層コンデンサの電圧バランス回路<論文>

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    峯村, 明憲; 後藤, 純一; 金子, 裕良; 阿部, 茂

    2006-01-01

    Electric double layer capacitors(EDLCs) are used in series connection and the voltage balance among EDLCs is important. The voltage balance circuit with inverter has the merits of simple and low cost. However the voltage drop at diodes and transistors impedes the voltage balance operation. We have developed a new voltage balance circuit using chopper and inverter. The chopper steps up the input voltage of inverter to compensate the voltage drop. This paper describes the new voltage balance ci...

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

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

    1996-08-20

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

  19. RF Modeling of a Helical Kicker for Fast Chopping

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    Awida, Mohamed [Fermilab; Chen, Alex [Fermilab; Khabiboulline, Timergali [Fermilab; Saewert, Gregory [Fermilab; Yakovlev, Vyacheslav [Fermilab

    2015-06-01

    High intensity proton particle accelerators that supports several simultaneous physics experiments requires sharing the beam. A bunch by bunch beam chopper system located after the Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) is required in this case to structure the beam in the proper bunch format required by the several experiments. The unused beam will need to be kicked out of the beam path and is disposed in a beam dumb. In this paper, we report on the RF modeling results of a proposed helical kicker. Two beam kickers constitutes the proposed chopper. The beam sequence is formed by kicking in or out the beam bunches from the streamline. The chopper was developed for Project X Injection Experiment (PXIE).

  20. Enhanced Performance Neutron Scattering Spectroscopy by Use of Correlation Techniques

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    Mezei, F; Migliardo, F; Magazù, S

    2016-01-01

    Neutron correlation spectroscopy can exceed direct spectroscopy in the incoming beam intensity by up to two orders of magnitude at the same energy resolution. However, the propagation of the counting noise in the correlation algorithm of data reduction is disadvantageous for the lowest intensity parts of the observed spectrum. To mitigate this effect at pulsed neutron sources we propose two dimensional time-of-flight recording of each neutron detection event: with respect to both the neutron source pulses and to the rotation phase of the pseudo-random beam modulation statistical chopper. We have identified a formulation of the data reduction algorithm by matching the data processing time channel width to the inherent time resolution of this chopper, which makes the reconstruction of the direct time-of-flight spectra exact and independent of all other contributions to instrumental resolution. Two ways are proposed for most flexible choice of intensity vs. resolution without changing the statistical chopper or ...

  1. Electro-magnetic compatibility for the IGBT based large current power supply

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    The injection bump power supply of J-PARC 3-GeV RCS is composed of the assemblies that are multiple connection with the IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) choppers, and it can make optionally current wave form. The switching frequency of the IGBT choppers is controlled over 48 kHz. The high-frequency noise due to the switching of the IGBT choppers has caused the damages to the control system. Then, the ground wires that connect to each power supply panel and each magnet has been changed to copper sheets and the neutral ground (ME) resistor of the IGBT assemblies have been installed. So that the voltage due to the switching noise has been decreased from 900 V to 24 V. (author)

  2. The effect of input phase modulation to a phase-sensitive optical amplifier

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    Li, Tian; Horrom, Travis; Jones, Kevin M; Lett, Paul D

    2016-01-01

    Many optical applications depend on amplitude modulating optical beams using devices such as acousto-optical modulators (AOMs) or optical choppers. Methods to add amplitude modulation (AM) often inadvertently impart phase modulation (PM) onto the light as well. While this PM is of no consequence to many phase-insensitive applications, phase-sensitive processes can be affected. Here we study the effects of input phase and amplitude modulation on the output of a quantum-noise limited phase-sensitive optical amplifier (PSA) realized in hot $^{85}$Rb vapor. We investigate the dependence of PM on AOM alignment and demonstrate a novel approach to quantifying PM by using the PSA as a diagnostic tool. We then use this method to measure the alignment-dependent PM of an optical chopper which arises due to diffraction effects as the chopper blade passes through the optical beam.

  3. An injection system for a linear accelerator

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    An injection system for the Linear Accelerator is developed using the parameters of machines at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas and the Instituto Militar de Engenharia. The proposed system consists basically of a prebuncher and a chopper. The pre-buncher is used to improve the energy resolution and also to increase the accelerator target current. The chopper is used to remove from the beam the electrons that have no possibility of attaining the desired energy and that are usually lost in the walls and the cavity tube, thus producing undesirable background. Theoretical development of the chopper is performed in order to obtain its dimensions for future construction. The complete design the pre-buncher and its feed supply system and the experimental verication of its performance are also presented. It is intended to give the necessary information for the design and construction of the complete injection system proposed. (Author)

  4. Straw and wood processing, including suitable drying processes

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    Strehler, A.; Perwanger, A.; Mitterleitner, H.; Hofstetter, E.M.

    1979-04-01

    A variety of plants designed for disintegrating and comminuting loose and compressed straw has been examined. The results obtained show that for most of the functions there are suitable plants available on the market, designed for disintegrating and comminuting individual trusses of straw. Specific energy requirements vary in function of the type of the plant. The farmhand large-truss chopper requires 1.8 kWh/dt, whereas a simple metering hopper combined with a harvester-thresher mounted chopper requires only 0.2 kWh/dt. Only by chopping it in special machines can waste wood (twigs, boughs, tree tops, barks) be brought into the shape required for utilizing cycle-saving machines and devices designed for the handling, processing, intermediate storing, sorting and dosing of fine particles into the press. A variety of choppers (brushwood choppers, culture choppers and trailed choppers) have been utilized with the aim to determine processing capacity, rate requirements and specific energy requirements, taking the degree of comminution into account. Specific energy requirements range between 0.15 kWh/dt (desintegration and little heaviness) and 2 kWh/dt (grinding, much heaviness). Technical straw drying is of little importance, since straw is generally dried in the field down to the required ultimate humidity of 14-16%. Should technical drying be necessary, conventional hay-drying plants may be used. The drying speed of chopped thinning wood (pulp chips) is relatively high as long as the particles are small as they were in the trial runs. Since wood - unlike food and feedstuff - cannot be expected to fall off in quality due to long drying cycles, the cheap process of ventilation without or with only little air heating may be used.

  5. Spectral line discriminator for passive detection of fluorescence

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    Kebabian, Paul L. (Inventor)

    1996-01-01

    A method and apparatus for detecting fluorescence from sunlit plants is based on spectral line discrimination using the A-band and B-band absorption of atmospheric oxygen. Light from a plant including scattered sunlight and the fluorescence from chlorophyll is passed through a chopper into a cell containing low-pressure, high-purity oxygen. A-band or B-band wavelengths present in the light are absorbed by the oxygen in the cell. When the chopper is closed, the absorbed light is remitted as fluorescence into a detector. The intensity of the fluorescence from the oxygen is proportional to the intensity of fluorescence from the plant.

  6. Spin waves in antiferromagnetic FeF2

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    Hutchings, M T; Rainford, B.D.; Guggenheim, H J

    1970-01-01

    Spin-wave dispersion in antiferromagnetic FeF2 has been investigated by inelastic neutron scattering using a chopper time-of-flight spectrometer. The single mode observed has a relatively flat dispersion curve rising from 53 cm-1 at the zone centre to 79 cm-1 at the zone boundary. A spin Hamilton......Spin-wave dispersion in antiferromagnetic FeF2 has been investigated by inelastic neutron scattering using a chopper time-of-flight spectrometer. The single mode observed has a relatively flat dispersion curve rising from 53 cm-1 at the zone centre to 79 cm-1 at the zone boundary. A spin...

  7. Fast Coordinated Control of DFIG Wind Turbine Generators for Low and High Voltage Ride-Through

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    Wang, Yun; Wu, Qiuwei; Xu, Honghua;

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a fast coordinated control scheme of the rotor side converter (RSC), the DC chopper and the grid side converter (GSC) of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine generators (WTGs) which is to improve the low voltage ride through (LVRT) and high voltage ride through...... (HVRT) capability of the DFIG WTGs. The characteristics of DFIG WTGs under voltage sags and swells were studied focusing on the DFIG WTG stator flux and rotor voltages during the transient periods of grid voltage changes. The protection schemes of the rotor crowbar circuit and the dc chopper circuit...

  8. Genome sequence of Kocuria varians G6 ssolated from a slaughterhouse in Denmark

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    Raghupathi, Prem Krishnan; Herschend, Jakob; Røder, Henriette Lyng;

    2016-01-01

    We report here the first draft genome sequence ofKocuria variansG6, which was isolated from a meat chopper at a small slaughterhouse in Denmark. The 2.90-Mb genome sequence consists of 95 contigs and contains 2,518 predicted protein-coding genes.......We report here the first draft genome sequence ofKocuria variansG6, which was isolated from a meat chopper at a small slaughterhouse in Denmark. The 2.90-Mb genome sequence consists of 95 contigs and contains 2,518 predicted protein-coding genes....

  9. Draft genome assembly of two Pseudoclavibacter helvolus strains, G8 and W3, isolated from slaughterhouse environments

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    Raghupathi, Prem Krishnan; Herschend, Jakob; Røder, Henriette Lyng;

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequences of twoPseudoclavibacter helvolusstrains. Strain G8 was isolated from a meat chopper and strain W3 isolated from the wall of a small slaughterhouse in Denmark. The two annotated genomes are 3.91 Mb and 4.00 Mb in size, respectively.......We report the draft genome sequences of twoPseudoclavibacter helvolusstrains. Strain G8 was isolated from a meat chopper and strain W3 isolated from the wall of a small slaughterhouse in Denmark. The two annotated genomes are 3.91 Mb and 4.00 Mb in size, respectively....

  10. Draft genome sequences of two Kocuria isolates, K. salsicia G1 and K. rhizophila G2, isolated from a slaughterhouse in Denmark

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    Herschend, Jakob; Raghupathi, Prem Krishnan; Røder, Henriette Lyng;

    2016-01-01

    We report here the draft genome sequences ofKocuria salsiciaG1 andKocuria rhizophilaG2, which were isolated from a meat chopper at a small slaughterhouse in Denmark. The two annotated genomes are 2.99 Mb and 2.88 Mb in size, respectively.......We report here the draft genome sequences ofKocuria salsiciaG1 andKocuria rhizophilaG2, which were isolated from a meat chopper at a small slaughterhouse in Denmark. The two annotated genomes are 2.99 Mb and 2.88 Mb in size, respectively....

  11. Chopper: Efficient Algorithm for Tree Mining

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    ChenWang; Ming-ShengHong; WeiWang; Bai-LeShi

    2004-01-01

    With the development of Internet, frequent pattern mining has been extended to more complex patterns like tree mining and graph mining. Such applications arise in complex domains like bioinformatics, web mining, etc. In this paper, we present a novel algorithm, named Chopper, to discover frequent subtrees from ordered labeled trees. An extensive performance study shows that the newly developed algorithm outperforms TreeMinerV, one of the fastest methods proposed previously, in mining large databases. At the end of this paper, the potential improvement of Chopper is mentioned.

  12. Residual Stress Studies Using the Cairo Fourier Diffractometer Facility

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    The present paper deals with residual stress studies using the Cairo Fourier diffractometer facility CFDF. The CFDF is a reverse - time of -flight (RTOF) diffractometer; applies a Fourier chopper. The measurements were performed for copper samples in order to study the residual stress after welding. The maximum modulation of the Fourier chopper during the measurements was 136 khz; leading to a time resolution half-width of about 7 μ s. It has been found from the present measurements that, the resulting diffraction spectra could be successfully used for studying the residual stress; in the wavelength range between 0.7-2.9 A degree at ∼ 0.45 % relative resolution

  13. 50 CFR 260.103 - Operations and operating procedures shall be in accordance with an effective sanitation program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... be in accordance with an effective sanitation program. 260.103 Section 260.103 Wildlife and Fisheries... Operations and operating procedures shall be in accordance with an effective sanitation program. (a) All..., choppers, and containers which fail to meet appropriate and adequate sanitation requirements will...

  14. Green-cane harvest of sugarcane effects on biomass and energy yields and nutrient removal

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    Sugarcane yields in Louisiana can approach 40 dry Mg ha-1, making sugarcane an attractive biofuel feedstock as well as a profitable sugar crop. Existing technology used in green-cane harvesting can be used to allow chopper harvester extractor fans to remove variable amounts of extraneous leaf materi...

  15. The development of accelerator mass spectroscopy system

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    Mitarai, Shiro; Machida, Atsushi; Iwata, Yasunao; Tsubusaki, Yoshihiro; Tanaka, Katsuhiko; Maeda, Toyokazu; Nakajima, Takao [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)

    2001-02-01

    Inverse PIXE method was applied to the differentiation of Chlorine 36 and Sulfur 36. The contaminated soil from the USSR nuclear test site was measured. Terminal potential of the tandem accelerator was controlled by GVM. A new AMS system, using time-of flight method is under development. The development of beam buncher and beam chopper for the system is briefly described. (A. Yamamoto)

  16. Design of a wavelength frame multiplication system using acceptance diagrams

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    Nekrassov, D.; Zendler, C.; Lieutenant, K.

    2013-07-01

    The concept of Wavelength Frame Multiplication (WFM) was developed to extend the usable wavelength range on long pulse neutron sources for instruments using pulse shaping choppers. For some instruments, it is combined with a pulse shaping double chopper, which defines a constant wavelength resolution, and a set of frame overlap choppers that prevent spurious neutrons from reaching the detector thus avoiding systematic errors in the calculation of wavelength from time of flight. Due to its complexity, the design of such a system is challenging and there are several criteria that need to be accounted for. In this work, the design of the WFM chopper system for a potential future liquids reflectometer at the European Spallation Source (ESS) is presented, which makes use of acceptance diagrams. They prove to be a powerful tool for understanding the work principle of the system and recognizing potential problems. The authors assume that the presented study can be useful for design or upgrade of further instruments, in particular the ones planned for the ESS.

  17. Determination of the velocity of meteors based on sinodial modulation and frequency analysis

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    Bettonvil, F.C.M.

    2008-01-01

    In meteor photography the velocity of meteors is generally obtained from a chopper which blocks periodically the incident light beam in front of the camera lens. In this paper I examine modulation of the meteor trail instead with a sinodial function and use frequency analysis to compute accurately t

  18. Sugarcane residue decomposition by white and brown rot microorganisms

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    Harvesting sugarcane with chopper harvesters results in up to 10 tons of field crop residue per acre. Residue management by soil microorganism decomposition offers numerous ecological and economical benefits to growers; however, this natural process is dependent on the biotic density, diversity and...

  19. Micromanipulatie: Nederlands onderdeel reuzentelescoop doorstaat alle tests

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    Pil, A.

    2014-01-01

    De eerste Nederlandse bijdrage aan de European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) is succesvol getest. Het gaat om de chopper, een zeer wendbaar spiegeltje dat is ontwikkeld door een samenwerkingsverband van universiteiten, technologische instituten en het bedrìjfsleven. Het hightech spiegeltje is ee

  20. A modified time-of-flight method for precise determination of high speed ratios in molecular beams

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    Salvador Palau, A.; Eder, S. D., E-mail: sabrina.eder@uib.no; Kaltenbacher, T.; Samelin, B.; Holst, B. [Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen (Norway); Bracco, G. [Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen (Norway); CNR-IMEM, Department of Physics, University of Genova, V. Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova (Italy)

    2016-02-15

    Time-of-flight (TOF) is a standard experimental technique for determining, among others, the speed ratio S (velocity spread) of a molecular beam. The speed ratio is a measure for the monochromaticity of the beam and an accurate determination of S is crucial for various applications, for example, for characterising chromatic aberrations in focussing experiments related to helium microscopy or for precise measurements of surface phonons and surface structures in molecular beam scattering experiments. For both of these applications, it is desirable to have as high a speed ratio as possible. Molecular beam TOF measurements are typically performed by chopping the beam using a rotating chopper with one or more slit openings. The TOF spectra are evaluated using a standard deconvolution method. However, for higher speed ratios, this method is very sensitive to errors related to the determination of the slit width and the beam diameter. The exact sensitivity depends on the beam diameter, the number of slits, the chopper radius, and the chopper rotation frequency. We present a modified method suitable for the evaluation of TOF measurements of high speed ratio beams. The modified method is based on a systematic variation of the chopper convolution parameters so that a set of independent measurements that can be fitted with an appropriate function are obtained. We show that with this modified method, it is possible to reduce the error by typically one order of magnitude compared to the standard method.

  1. 40 CFR 86.608-98 - Test procedures.

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    2010-07-01

    ... part for any motor vehicle which is not susceptible to satisfactory testing using the procedures in... testing diesel vehicles, or methanol-fueled Otto-cycle vehicles, the manufacturer shall allow a minimum of.... When not in use, the chopper motors of the infrared analyzers are turned off and the phototube...

  2. Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) Test of VSC-based HVDC connection for Offshore Wind Power Plants (WPPs)

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    Sharma, Ranjan; Cha, Seung-Tae; Wu, Qiuwei;

    2011-01-01

    amplifier is done by the analogue I/O card of the RTDS and the input channel of the amplifier. The amplifier scales up the voltages at the point of common coupling (PCC) of the WPP to the voltage level for the converter. The plant side VSC converter supplies power to the chopper. The test results show...

  3. Visit to FDI Technology, Saint Petersburg 4-6th December 2006 Travel Report

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    Paoluzzi, M

    2006-01-01

    The design and manufacture of the pulse amplifier required for the 3 MeV test stand chopper has been attributed to FID gmbh which is a branch of FID Technology of Saint Petersburg. This visit has been made to monitor the status of the supply.

  4. Design and performance of the pulsed positron beam at Chalmers University of Technology

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    Mileshina, L.; Nordlund, A.

    2009-09-01

    A slow monoenergetic pulsed positron beam at Chalmers University of Technology has been built. The system consists mainly of chopper, buncher and accelerator. The achieved positron energy range is in range between 230 eV and 15 keV. The FWHM of the beam resolution function is around 700 ps. The beam intensity is around 103 cps.

  5. 76 FR 14943 - Antidisruptive Practices Authority

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    2011-03-18

    ... Gas Fund; Rajiv Fernando--Chopper Trading LLC; Adam Nunes--Hudson River Trading Group; Cameron Smith... Commission considered all of the ANPR commentary in developing this proposed interpretive order. \\6\\ 75 FR...: http://comments.cftc.gov/PublicComments/CommentList.aspx?id=893 . \\8\\ 75 FR 67302, Nov. 2, 2010....

  6. Refractive analysis of interfaces with neutron beam optimised for a white spectrum: RAINBOWS

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    A new technique of refractive encoding for specular reflectometry is described that uses the full white beam without the need for choppers. Depending on the resolution, gains of many orders of flux are possible opening a new area of sub-second kinetics in interface research or allowing very small sample areas to be studied. (author)

  7. FOCUS: neutron time-of-flight spectrometer at SINQ: recent progress

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    Janssen, S.; Mesot, J.; Holitzner, L. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Hempelmann, R. [Saarbruecken Univ. (Germany)

    1997-09-01

    At the Swiss neutron spallation source SINQ a time-of-flight spectrometer for cold neutrons is under construction. The design foresees a Hybrid solution combining a Fermi chopper with a doubly focusing crystal monochromator. During 1996 important progress has been made concerning the main spectrometer components such as the spectrometer housing and the detector system. (author) 2 figs., 3 refs.

  8. First flux measurement in a SINQ supermirror neutron guide

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    Janssen, S.; Schlumpf, N.; Bauer, G. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1997-09-01

    On Dec. 3, 1996, the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ was taken into operation and produced its first neutrons successfully. The neutron spectrum within one of the supermirror guides was estimated by a chopper Time-of-Flight method. The result shows a 30% higher neutron intensity at the flux maximum than expected from previous Monte-Carlo simulations. (author) 1 fig., 4 refs.

  9. Q-Switching in a Neodymium Laser

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    Holgado, Warein; Sola, Inigo J.; Jarque, Enrique Conejero; Jarabo, Sebastian; Roso, Luis

    2012-01-01

    We present a laboratory experiment for advanced undergraduate or graduate laser-related classes to study the performance of a neodymium laser. In the experiment, the student has to build the neodymium laser using an open cavity. After that, the cavity losses are modulated with an optical chopper located inside, so the Q-switching regime is…

  10. ISOPHOT - Capabilities and performance

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    Lemke, D.; Klaas, U.; Abolins, J.;

    1996-01-01

    ISOPHOT covers the largest wavelength range on ISO from 2.5 to 240 mu m. Its scientific capabilities include multi filter and multi-aperture photometry, polarimetry, imaging and spectrophotometry. All modes can optionally include a focal plane chopper. The backbone of the photometric calibration ...

  11. PERFORMING DIAGNOSTICS ON THE SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE VISION BEAM LINE TO ELIMINATE HIGH VIBRATION LEVELS AND PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE OPERATION

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    Van Hoy, Blake W [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides variable energy neutrons for a variety of experiments. The neutrons proceed down beam lines to the experiment hall, which houses a variety of experiments and test articles. Each beam line has one or more neutron choppers which filter the neutron beam based on the neutron energy by using a rotating neutron absorbing material passing through the neutron beam. Excessive vibration of the Vision beam line, believed to be caused by the T0 chopper, prevented the Vision beam line from operating at full capacity. This problem had been addressed several times by rebalancing/reworking the T0 beam chopper but the problem stubbornly persisted. To determine the cause of the high vibration, dynamic testing was performed. Twenty-seven accelerometer and motor current channels of data were collected during drive up, drive down, coast down, and steady-state conditions; resonance testing and motor current signature analysis were also performed. The data was analyzed for traditional mechanical/machinery issues such as misalignment and imbalance using time series analysis, frequency domain analysis, and operating deflection shape analysis. The analysis showed that the chopper base plate was experiencing an amplified response to the excitation provided by the T0 beam chopper. The amplified response was diagnosed to be caused by higher than expected base plate flexibility, possibly due to improper grouting or loose floor anchors. Based on this diagnosis, a decision was made to dismantle the beam line chopper and remount the base plate. Neutron activation of the beam line components make modifications to the beam line especially expensive and time consuming due to the radiation handling requirements, so this decision had significant financial and schedule implications. It was found that the base plate was indeed loose because of improper grouting during its initial installation. The base plate was

  12. Simulation of Low Voltage Ride-through of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Wind Turbines%永磁同步风力发电机低电压穿越仿真分析

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    孙树敏; 万文锋; 梁得亮

    2013-01-01

    One purpose of this study is to verify by means of simulation that chopper resistor is effective in improving low voltage ride-through capacity of permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) wind turbines in all kinds of voltage dips.Another purpose is to give the method to choose the value of chopper.This study analyzed the fault characteristics of PMSG wind turbines from the point of view of energy and got that the capacitor voltage of converter would keep increasing during voltage dips.Accordingly,a chopper resistor,which was installed in parallel with the capacitor,was proposed to prevent the capacitor voltage from increasing to a very high value.This study also analyzed the symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault characteristics of PMSG wind turbines through simulation when the generator was equipped with a chopper.It shows that chopper resistor is able to fulfill the demand of low voltage ride-through capacity of PMSG wind turbines and therefore provide theoretical basis for the application of chopper resistor.%通过仿真分析验证了限制电阻低电压穿越策略在各种电网电压跌落情况下的有效性,并给出了限制电阻阻值选择的原则.首先从能量平衡角度分析了永磁同步发电机的故障特性,其故障危害是变流器的电容电压会不断上升,从而得出在电容两端并联限制电阻的保护措施.然后通过仿真分析了永磁同步发电机配置限制电阻后的对称故障特性和非对称故障特性,证明了限制电阻可以实现永磁同步发电机低电压穿越要求,为限制电阻的实际应用提供了理论基础.

  13. Influence of capacitance characteristic on dye-sensitized solar cell's IPCE measurement

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    Tian, Hanmin; Liu, Lifei; Liu, Bin; Kui Yuan, Shi; Wang, Xiangyan; Wang, Ying; Yu, Tao; Zou, Zhigang

    2009-02-01

    It is found that the traditional monochromatic incident photon-to-electron conversion efficiency (IPCE) measurement method, such as the American Society for Testing and Materials standard (ASTM), is not suitable for measuring the IPCE of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Experiments showed that the chopper's frequency in this method influences the measured DSSCs' IPCE value considerably, while no such impact was found in that of the Si cell. The quantitative analysis, which is based on equivalent circuits and parameter estimation, proved the existence of capacitance characteristics in DSSCs causing the fluctuation of the measured IPCE. An equivalent circuit parameter was estimated from a typical dye solar cell, which was characterized with the crystalline ingredient, the particle size and the I-V curve. The fluctuations of the measured IPCE were revealed by adjusting the chopper frequencies of one traditional IPCE measurement system. Finally, the method to obtain the real value of DSSCs' IPCE is proposed.

  14. A Particle In Cell code development for high current ion beam transport and plasma simulations

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    Joshi, N

    2016-01-01

    A simulation package employing a Particle in Cell (PIC) method is developed to study the high current beam transport and the dynamics of plasmas. This package includes subroutines those are suited for various planned projects at University of Frankfurt. In the framework of the storage ring project (F8SR) the code was written to describe the beam optics in toroidal magnetic fields. It is used to design an injection system for a ring with closed magnetic field lines. The generalized numerical model, in Cartesian coordinates is used to describe the intense ion beam transport through the chopper system in the low energy beam section of the FRANZ project. Especially for the chopper system, the Poisson equation is implemented with irregular geometries. The Particle In Cell model is further upgraded with a Monte Carlo Collision subroutine for simulation of plasma in the volume type ion source.

  15. Status of intense permanent magnet proton source for China-accelerator driven sub-critical system Linac

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    Wu, Q., E-mail: wuq@impcas.ac.cn; Ma, H. Y.; Yang, Y.; Sun, L. T.; Zhang, X. Z.; Zhang, Z. M.; Zhao, H. Y.; He, Y.; Zhao, H. W. [Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2016-02-15

    Two compact intense 2.45 GHz permanent magnet proton sources and their corresponding low energy beam transport (LEBT) system were developed successfully for China accelerator driven sub-critical system in 2014. Both the proton sources operate at 35 kV potential. The beams extracted from the ion source are transported by the LEBT, which is composed of two identical solenoids, to the 2.1 MeV Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ). In order to ensure the safety of the superconducting cavities during commissioning, an electrostatic-chopper has been designed and installed in the LEBT line that can chop the continuous wave beam into a pulsed one. The minimum width of the pulse is less than 10 μs and the fall/rise time of the chopper is about 20 ns. The performance of the proton source and the LEBT, such as beam current, beam profile, emittance and the impact to RFQ injection will be presented.

  16. Identification of RBC and WBC Count in Human Blood Using ARM Based Instrumentation

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    B.Dodda Basavanagoud

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The rapid growth in microelectronics and crunching RISC in the field of bio-medical sciences incorporated of soft tools to diagnose various parameters of human fluids. Conventional method of blood sample analysis makes use of laboratory technique of titration, which is operator-dependent and results in lot of errors depending on the skill of the technician. In order to eliminate the human errors involved in the conventional method, in this paper an attempt has been made to present a capillary centrifuge technique driven by high speed DC motor fed by Morgan chopper and controlled by powerful ARM processor. It results in accurate analysis of the blood samples. The various techniques involved in accurate sensing of speed using timer and generation of firing pulses to thyristor in the Morgan chopper is judiciously achieved. This paper clearly brings out the advantages of the proposed blood measurement technique which effectively gives blood analysis faster and at a low cost.

  17. Modeling and simulation of a solar power source at 3kW for a clean energy without pollution

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    Louzazni M.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The air pollution was much worse, and it became necessary to replace the fossil energy sources by the renewable energies. The causes are related to reserves that can be exhausted, to pollution and their impacts on the environment. Production of toxic gases from the combustion of coal for the effect of increasing the temperature of the earth. Solar energy is a clean and inexhaustible excellent alternative. We propose a modeling and simulation of a solar system consists of a photovoltaic generator (PVG, a boost chopper, to supply a telecommunications relay station (BTS, According to the load characteristics (I = 60A, V = 48V DC (3 kW. A stage adaptation composed of this chopper controlled by a PWM controller (Pulse Width Modulation is used to control the optimal operating point (MPPT and optimize system performance using Matlab / Simulink.

  18. Design of the low energy beam transport line for the China spallation neutron source

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    LI Jin-Hai; OUYANG Hua-Fu; FU Shi-Nian; ZHANG Sua-Shun; HE Wei

    2008-01-01

    The design of the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) low-energy beam transport (LEBT) line, which locates between the ion source and the radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ), has been completed with the TRACE3D code. The design aims at perfect matching, primary chopping, a small emittance growth and sufficient space for beam diagnostics. The line consists of three solenoids, three vacuum chambers, two steering magnets and a pre-chopper. The total length of LEBT is about 1.74 m. This LEBT is designed to transfer 20 mA of H-pulsed beam from the ion source to the RFQ. An induction cavity is adopted as the pre-chopper.The electrostatic octupole steerer is discussed as a candidate. A four-quadrant aperture for beam scraping and beam position monitoring is designed.

  19. 3.6MW Power Supply System of the 170GHz ECH&CD System in KSTAR

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    Shim, Eun-yong; Ahn, Il-kun; Seo, Tae-won; Lee, Seung-kyo; Bae, Young-soon; Joung, Jin-Hyun; Joung, Mi

    2012-09-01

    A 3.6 MW (-66 kV/55 A) Gyrotron power supply system was developed for the 170 GHz ECH&CD gyrotron system in KSTAR. This power supply system consists of Cathode Power Supply(CPS), Anode Power Supply(APS) and Body Power Supply(BPS). The CPS is using the Pulse Step Modulation by the 32set of IGBT choppers. The respons time of Chopper is very fast. So the cathode voltaget is able to be controlled rapidly. The APS is a sort of voltage devider using zener and switch component. It was achieved 3kHz modulation operation. The BPS is combined the commercial power supply and special high voltage switches. It is very simple topology but 5kHz modulation was accomplished easily. Theses power supply system were installed and commissioned successfully in 2011. This paper presents the topology of the each power supply and test result for 170 GHz gyrotron in KSTAR.

  20. Energetic Macroscopic Representation Applied To An Electrical Urban Transport System

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    Claudia POPESCU

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available An energetic description of the electric transport urban system ASTRAIK 415T is proposed according to a specific formalism. This is used to simulate the trolleybus system, equipped with a chopper and a direct current series motor. DC series motor is still used for trolleybus and metro, driven by a GTO or IGBT chopper µC-controlled, which allows the implementation of command algorithms. From this synthetically representation a complete model of the electromechanical system was implemented using the Matlab-Simulink simulation environment. A control structure was deduced through model inversion. This will allow the study of the transient phenomena and the implementation of different command laws taking into account the minimum energy losses

  1. Analysis Of Single Phase Matrix Converter

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    Divya Ahirrao; Bhagyashri Gaware

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents concept of single phase matrix converter. Single phase matrix converter (SPMC) performs a function such as frequency changer, rectifier, inverter; chopper. This reduces the need for new converter hardware. Pulse width modulation (SPWM) techniques are used to calculate the switch duty ratio to synthesis the output. The simulation of converter is carried out in MATLAB/SIMULINK. Hardware design is obtained using readily available IC‟s and other components. Thi...

  2. Design and Development of DSP Controlled Filament Power Supply for 1 MW, 352.2 MHz Klystron

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    Akhilesh Tripathi# , M. K. Badapanda and P. R. Hannurkar

    2013-01-01

    A digitally controlled current regulated 20 V, 25 A dc power supply employing IGBT based chopper is developed as the filament power supply for 1 MW, 352.2 MHz, Thales make TH 2089 klystron amplifier. The filament of this klystron is floating at cathode voltage of -100 kV dc, hence this power supply is kept on a floated platform and isolated through a suitable HV isolation transformer. Control and protection of this power supply is implemented through Texas make ...

  3. FEM Simulation of Small Wind Power Generating System Using PMSG

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    Kesamaru, Katsumi; Ohno, Yoshihiro; Sonoda, Daisuke

    The paper describes a new approach to simulate the small wind power generating systems using PMSG, in which the output is connected to constant resistive load, such as heaters, through the rectifier and the dc chopper. The dynamics of the wind power generating system is presented, and it is shown by simulation results that this approach is useful for system dynamics, such as starting phenomena.

  4. Verschiedene Gründüngerpflanzen – Anbaueignung und Unkrautunterdrückung im Direktsaatsystem vor Winterweizen

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    Stadler, Marina; Zihlmann, Urs; Scherrer, Caroline; Jossi, Werner; Streit, Bernhard

    2009-01-01

    In a small-plot field trial 33 green manure plants (GM) were examined for their ability to suppress weeds in a no-tillage system. A roll-chopper was used to suppress the GMs before seeding winter wheat. The success of this organic method to control GMs was compared to the standard method using a non selective herbicide. Species of the group brassicaceae, monocotyles and plant mixtures covered the soil faster, produced more biomass and suppressed weeds more efficiently than spec...

  5. Development of MOS-FET based Marx generator with self-proved gate power

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    New MOS-FET based Marx generator is described. An electric gate power for the MOS-FET is provided from the Marx main circuit itself. Four-stage Marx generator generates -12kV of the output voltage. The Marx Generator is successfully used to drive an Einzel lens chopper to generate a short pulsed ion beam for a KEK digital accelerator. (author)

  6. High speed switching circuits for future accelerators

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    We are developing a Klystron modulator power source for ILC (International Linear Collider). This modulator needs 120kV(±0.5%), 140A, 5pps, with a pulse width of 1.7ms, aiming for a compact, low-cost and reliable design. To meet these requirements, we propose solid state, chopper controlled pulsed power generator using Marx-topology. This paper shows circuit simulation and prototype experimental results. (author)

  7. Photovoltaic Power System with MPPT Functionality for a Small-Size Electric Vehicle

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    Jianming Xu; Longyun Kang; Changyi Zhong; Binggang Cao

    2014-01-01

    Electric vehicles are recognized as the best replacement of petrol vehicles in the future. However, there are several problems hampering their development, such as the short life span of batteries, poor performance of start-up, and a short driving range. In order to resolve these problems, a hybrid power system based on photovoltaic (PV) cells, supercapacitors, and batteries is proposed. This paper focuses on PV cells using a maximum power point track (MPPT) system based on a BUCK chopper cir...

  8. Quasielastic neutron scattering study on polymer nanocomposites

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    By using a quasielastic neutron scattering technique (disk-chopper-type spectrometer AMATERAS at J-PARC), we have investigated the microscopic dynamics of polybutadiene (PB) in which silica particles were embedded. The experimental results gave us both a damped vibration mode of PB and jumped diffusion motion of the segments. It was found that these dynamical features remain unaffected by the presence of the silica particle, while the residence time of the jumped diffusion motion becomes longer at the high filler loading.

  9. Performance Analysis of Savonius Rotor Based Hydropower Generation Scheme with Electronic Load Controller

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    Rajen Pudur; Sarsing Gao

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes the performance of electronic load controller (ELC) of asynchronous generator (AG) coupled to an uncontrolled Savonius turbine and variable water velocity. An AC-DC-AC converter with a dc link capacitor is employed to maintain the required frequency. The ELC which is feeding a resistive dump load is connected in parallel with the generating system and the power consumption is varied through the duty cycle of the chopper. Gate triggering of ELC is accomplished through sinu...

  10. The medium energy transfer spectrometer; a crystal monochromator design

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    The report is in sections, entitled: introduction; scientific specification; monochromators (single crystal geometry; double crystal geometry; choice of crystals (copper)); an initial mechanical design; the resolution of the MET crystal monochromator (collimation; resolution calculations; comparison with other spectrometers); specifications of the MET (crystal) spectrometer; suppression of high orders; intensity calculations (intensity comparisons between crystal and chopper versions of (MET); neutron momentum transfer resolution. (U.K.)

  11. Present and future beam tube experiments at the 250 kW TRIGA Mark II reactor Wien

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    The four beam tubes and the thermal column at the TRIGA reactor Wien were well used in the reporting period. Since the thermal column is used as a gamma source for different irradiation experiments and as a neutron source for radiography, the other facilities are mainly used for neutron spectroscopy experiments: polarized neutrons, neutron interferometry, small angle scattering and neutron choppers, In the piercing beam tube a fast rabbit system is installed which is mainly used for high precision activation analysis. (author)

  12. "Resonance" phenomena in thermal diffusion processes in two-layer structures

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    Gurevich, Yu. G.; Logvinov, G. N.; Munoz-Aguirre, N.; Martinez-Perez, L.

    2002-01-01

    The dependence on chopper frequency of the effective thermal diffusivity and effective thermal conductivity in photoacoustic experiments is discussed. The theoretical model of a two-layer structure at rear-surface illumination in the high frequency limit is considered. It is shown that the effective thermal diffusivity presents ``resonance'' while the effective thermal conductivity sharply changes its magnitude and sign. Such ``resonant'' behavior strongly depends on the surface thermal condu...

  13. Initial Emittance Measurements of the Fermilab Linac Beam Using the MTA Beamline

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    Johnstone, C

    2012-01-01

    The MTA beam line has been specifically designed to facilitate measurements of the Fermilab Linac beam emittance and properties utilizing a long, 10m, element-free straight. Linac beam is extracted downstream of the 400-MeV electrostatic chopper located in the Booster injection line. This chopper cannot be utilized for MTA beam, and therefore the entire Linac beam pulse is directed into the MTA beamline. Pulse length manipulation is provided by the 750-keV electrostatic chopper at the upstream end of the Linac and, using this device, beam can be delivered from 8 {\\mu}sec up to the full 50 {\\mu}sec Linac pulse length. The 10 m emittance measurement straight exploits and begins at the 12' shield wall that separates the MTA Experimental Hall and beamline stub from the Linac enclosure. A quadrupole triplet has been installed upstream of the shield wall in order to focus a large, 1.5-2" (~95% width) beam through the shield wall and onto a profile monitor located at the exit of the shielding. Another profile monito...

  14. PC based speed control of dc motor using fuzzy logic controller

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    Mandal, S.K.; Kanphade, R.D.; Lavekar, K.P.

    1998-07-01

    The dc motor is extensively used as constant speed drive in textile mills, paper mills, printing press, etc.. If the load and supply voltage are time varying, the speed will be changed. Since last few decades the conventional PID controllers are used to maintain the constant speed by controlling the duty ratio of Chopper. Generally, four quadrant chopper is used for regenerative braking and reverse motoring operation. Fuzzy Logic is newly introduced in control system. Fuzzy Control is based on Fuzzy Logic, a logical system which is too much closer in spirit to human thinking and natural language. The Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) provides a linguistic control strategy based on knowledge base of the system. Firstly, the machine is started very smoothly from zero to reference speed in the proposed scheme by increasing the duty ratio. Then change and rate of change of speed (dN, dN/dt), change and rate of change input voltage (dV, dV/dt) and load current are input to FLC. The new value of duty ratio is determined from the Fuzzy rule base and defuzzification method. The chopper will be 'ON' according to new duty ratio to maintain the constant speed. The dynamic and steady state performance of the proposed system is better than conventional control system. In this paper mathematical simulation and experimental implementation are carried out to investigate the drive performance.

  15. A 97 dB dynamic range CSA-based readout circuit with analog temperature compensation for MEMS capacitive sensors

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    This paper presents a charge-sensitive-amplifier (CSA) based readout circuit for capacitive microelectro-mechanical-system (MEMS) sensors. A continuous-time (CT) readout structure using the chopper technique is adopted to cancel the low frequency noise and improve the resolution of the readout circuits. An operational trans-conductance amplifier (OTA) structure with an auxiliary common-mode-feedback-OTA is proposed in the fully differential CSA to suppress the chopper modulation induced disturbance at the OTA input terminal. An analog temperature compensation method is proposed, which adjusts the chopper signal amplitude with temperature variation to compensate the temperature drift of the CSA readout sensitivity. The chip is designed and implemented in a 0.35 μm CMOS process and is 2.1 × 2.1 mm2 in area. The measurement shows that the readout circuit achieves 0.9 aF / √Hz capacitive resolution, 97 dB dynamic range in 100 Hz signal bandwidth, and 0.8 mV/fF sensitivity with a temperature drift of 35 ppm/°C after optimized compensation. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  16. Development of control system for multi-converter high voltage power supply using programmable SoC

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    Multi-converter based High Voltage Power Supplies (HVPSs) find application in multi-megawatt accelerators, RF systems. Control system for HVPS must be a combination of superior parallel processing, real time performance, fast computation and versatile connectivity. The hardware platform is expected to be robust, easily scalable for future developments without any cost overhead. Typical HVPS control mechanism involves communication, generation of precise control signals/pulses for few hundred Nos of chopper and closed loop control in microsecond range for regulated output. Such kind of requirements can be met with Zynq All Programmable SoC, which is a combination of Dual core ARM Cortex A-9 Processing System (PS) and Xilinx 7 series FPGA based Programmable Logic (PL). Deterministic functions of power supply control system such as generation of control signals with precise inter-channel delay of nanosecond range and communication with individual chopper at 100kbps can be implemented on PL. PS should implement corrective tasks based on field feedback received from individual chopper, user interface and OS management that allows to take full advantage of system capabilities. PS and PL are connected with on-chip AXI-4 interface with low latency and higher bandwidth through 9 AXI ports. Typically PS boots first, this ensures secure booting and prevents external environment from tampering PL. This paper describes development of control system on Zynq All Programmable SoC for HVPS. (author)

  17. MARI mini-manual

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    Bennington, S. M.; Eccleston, R. S.

    1994-09-01

    The MARI spectrometer is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Monbusho) as part of the UK-Japan collaboration in neutron scattering. MARI is a direct geometry chopper spectrometer. It uses a Fermi chopper to monochromatic the incident neutron beam to give incident energies in the range 10 to 2000 meV. It is very similar in design to its sister machine HET, but with a detector bank that continuously covers the angular range from 3 to 135 degrees, MARI is able to map large regions of Q-E space in a single measurement. At present about 600 of the full complement of 1000 detectors are installed. All are 10 bar (3)He gas proportional counters and all come from the same manufacturer, this means that their efficiency and background are almost the same. The beam size at the sample position is 50 by 50 mm, but motorized jaws in the Fermi chopper pit and in the sample tank can be used to reduce this size. Chapter headings are the following: Introduction; The hardware on MARI; Controlling the Instrument; Data Analysis and Visualization; Appendices.

  18. FOCUS: time-of-flight spectrometer for cold neutrons at SINQ

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    Janssen, S.; Mesot, J. [Lab. for Neutron Scattering ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland) and Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland); Hempelmann, R. [Saarbruecken Univ., Physical Chemistry, Saarbruecken (Germany)

    1996-11-01

    The physical layout of the Time-Of-Flight spectrometer at the new spallation source SINQ is presented. The concept shows up a hybrid-TOF combining a Fermi-chopper with a crystal monochromator. The demand of a versatile and flexible instrument for several applications is taken into account by the option of switching from time-focusing to monochromatic focusing mode such that the spectrometer can be optimised for both quasielastic and inelastic scattering applications. (author) 5 figs., 2 tabs., 16 refs.

  19. ISEE - Information system for renewables on the Internet; ISEE - Informationssystem fuer Erneuerbare Energien im Internet

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    Rohrig, K. [ISET - Institut fuer Solare Energieversorgungstechnik e.V., Kassel (Germany)

    1997-12-31

    Since 1988 ISET has been operating a central information system for components of solar energy plants called ISEE. At present this online data base offers technical data, cost data, and manufacturers` information on photovoltaic modules, solar collectors, aerogenerators, inverters, DC chopper converters, batteries, solar charge control devices, solar irradiance measuring devices, and anemometers. (HW) [Deutsch] Seit 1988 betreibt das ISET ein zentrales Informationssystem fuer Komponenten solarer Energieversorgungsanlagen ISEE. Aktuell stehen in dieser Online-Datenbank technische Daten, Kostendaten sowie Herstellerinformationen zu Photovoltaikmodulen, Sonnenkollektoren, Windenergieanlagen, Stromrichtern, Gleichstromstellern, Batterien, Solarladereglern, Solarstrahlungsmessgeraeten und Windmessgeraeten zur Verfuegung. (HW)

  20. A method for comparison of experimental and theoretical differential neutron spectra in the Zenith reactor

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    A method of calculation is given which assists the analyses of chopper measurements of spectra from ZENITH and enables complex multigroup theoretical calculations of the spectra to be put into a form which may be compared with experiment. In addition the theory of the cut-off function has been extended to give analytical expressions which take into account the effects of sub-collimators, off centre slits and of a rotor made of a material partially transparent to neutrons. The theoretical cut-off function suggested shows good agreement with experiment. (author)

  1. Interspecies interactions result in enhanced biofilm formation by co-cultures of bacteria isolated from a food processing environment

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    Røder, Henriette Lyng; Raghupathi, Prem Krishnan; Herschend, Jakob;

    2015-01-01

    Bacterial attachment and biofilm formation can lead to poor hygienic conditions in food processing environments. Furthermore, interactions between different bacteria may induce or promote biofilm formation. In this study, we isolated and identified a total of 687 bacterial strains from seven...... different locations in a meat processing environment and evaluated their biofilm formation capability. A diverse group of bacteria was isolated and most were classified as poor biofilm producers in a Calgary biofilm device assay. Isolates from two sampling sites, the wall and the meat chopper, were further......-culture biofilm production with high relevance for food safety and food production facilities....

  2. The front end test stand high performance H- ion source at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

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    Faircloth, D C; Lawrie, S; Letchford, A P; Gabor, C; Wise, P; Whitehead, M; Wood, T; Westall, M; Findlay, D; Perkins, M; Savage, P J; Lee, D A; Pozimski, J K

    2010-02-01

    The aim of the front end test stand (FETS) project is to demonstrate that chopped low energy beams of high quality can be produced. FETS consists of a 60 mA Penning Surface Plasma Ion Source, a three solenoid low energy beam transport, a 3 MeV radio frequency quadrupole, a chopper, and a comprehensive suite of diagnostics. This paper details the design and initial performance of the ion source and the laser profile measurement system. Beam current, profile, and emittance measurements are shown for different operating conditions. PMID:20192390

  3. L'outillage lithique du site de dépeçage à Elephas recki ileretensis de Barogali (république de Djibouti)Stone tools from the butchery site with Elephas recki ileretensis of Barogali (Republic of Djibouti)

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    Berthelet, Arlette

    2001-03-01

    Three seasons of excavations (1985-1987) in the Gobaad region of the Republic of Djibouti have unearthed the fossilized skeletal remains of an Elephas recki (1.3-1.6 million years old). Numerous stone artefacts discovered among the bones indicates that the excavation is a butchery site where hominids cut up and perhaps consumed the elephant meat. The discovery of cores and small flakes near the elephant carcass indicates that the hominids knapped choppers and polyhedrons and retouched flakes during the scavenging operation.

  4. First measurements with the test stand for optical beam tomography

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    Wagner, Christopher; Meusel, Oliver; Ulrich, Ratzinger; Reichau, Hermine

    2011-01-01

    A test stand for optical beam tomography was developed. As a new non-destructive beam-diagnostic system for high current ion beams, the test stand will be installed in the low energy beam transport section (LEBT) of the Frankfurt Neutron Source (FRANZ) behind the chopper system. The test stand consists of a rotatable vacuum chamber with a mounted CCD camera. The maximum rotation angle amounts to 270°. In a first phase the optical beam profile measurement and 3D density reconstruction is teste...

  5. Power circuit design master from rectifier to switching regulator

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    It is divided into two parts to introduce of power circuit design . The first part deals with design for regulator of dropper type such as rectifier circuit design, power for the simplest stabilizing and know-how of series regulator design. The second part lists switching regulator design, including regulator design with chopper type, RCC type, forward converter design, DC-DC converter, uninterruptible power supply design, high-power design, know-how for level packing technology for heat dissipation and new technology of power circuit.

  6. Inverters for interfacing of solar cells with the power grid

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    Karamanzanis, G. N.; Jackson, R. D.

    In this work, based on a research course in the Engineering Dep. Cambridge University, some non-classical inverter circuits are studied. They can be used for interfacing solar cells with the power grid at low voltage (230V) and at low power level. They are based on d.c. choppers which have a fast switching transistor. Their theoretical efficiency is 100 percent and they provide a satisfactory output current waveform in phase to the a.c. line voltage. The problems of control are also studied using a suitable mathematical model.

  7. A Practical and Portable Solids-State Electronic Terahertz Imaging System

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    Ken Smart

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A practical compact solid-state terahertz imaging system is presented. Various beam guiding architectures were explored and hardware performance assessed to improve its compactness, robustness, multi-functionality and simplicity of operation. The system performance in terms of image resolution, signal-to-noise ratio, the electronic signal modulation versus optical chopper, is evaluated and discussed. The system can be conveniently switched between transmission and reflection mode according to the application. A range of imaging application scenarios was explored and images of high visual quality were obtained in both transmission and reflection mode.

  8. Advanced DC/DC converters

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    Luo, Fang Lin

    2003-01-01

    INTRODUCTIONHistorical ReviewMultiple Quadrant ChoppersPump CircuitsDevelopment of DC/DC Conversion TechniqueCategorize Prototypes and DC/DC Converters Family TreeVOLTAGE-LIFT CONVERTERSIntroductionSeven Self-Lift ConvertersPositive Output Luo-ConvertersNegative Output Luo-ConvertersModified Positive Output Luo-Converters Double Output Luo-ConvertersPOSITIVE OUTPUT SUPER-LIFT LUO-CONVERTERS IntroductionMain SeriesAdditional SeriesEnhanced Series Re-Enhanced Series Multiple-Enhanced Series Summary of Positive Output

  9. HHEBBES! All sky camera system: status update

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    Bettonvil, F.

    2015-01-01

    A status update is given of the HHEBBES! All sky camera system. HHEBBES!, an automatic camera for capturing bright meteor trails, is based on a DSLR camera and a Liquid Crystal chopper for measuring the angular velocity. Purpose of the system is to a) recover meteorites; b) identify origin/parental bodies. In 2015, two new cameras were rolled out: BINGO! -alike HHEBBES! also in The Netherlands-, and POgLED, in Serbia. BINGO! is a first camera equipped with a longer focal length fisheye lens, to further increase the accuracy. Several minor improvements have been done and the data reduction pipeline was used for processing two prominent Dutch fireballs.

  10. African Homo erectus: Old radiometric ages and young Oldowan assemblages in the middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia

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    Clark, J.D.; White, T.D.; Selassie, Y.H. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)); Heinzelin, J. de (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels (Belgium)); Schick, K.D. (Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)); Hart, W.K. (Miami Univ., Oxford, OH (United States)); WoldeGabriel, G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Walter, R.C. (Institute of Human Origins, Berkeley, CA (United States)); Suwa, G. (Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)); Asfaw, B. (Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)) (and others)

    1994-06-24

    Fossils and artifacts recovered from the middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar depression sample the Middle Pleistocene transition from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens. Ar/Ar ages, biostratigraphy, and tephrachronology from this area indicate that the Pleistocene Bodo hominid cranium and newer specimens are approximately 0.6 million years old. Only Oldowan chopper and flake assemblages are present in the lower stratigraphic units but Acheulean bifacial artifacts are consistently prevalent and widespread in directly overlying deposits. This technological transition is related to a shift in sedimentary regime, supporting the hypothesis that Middle Pleistocene Oldowan assemblages represent a behavioral facies of the Acheulean industrial complex.

  11. Analysis Of Single Phase Matrix Converter

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    Divya Ahirrao

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents concept of single phase matrix converter. Single phase matrix converter (SPMC performs a function such as frequency changer, rectifier, inverter; chopper. This reduces the need for new converter hardware. Pulse width modulation (SPWM techniques are used to calculate the switch duty ratio to synthesis the output. The simulation of converter is carried out in MATLAB/SIMULINK. Hardware design is obtained using readily available IC‟s and other components. This paper discusses the new multiple converter for single phase input using matrix topology using just a single control logic.

  12. Mitigation of Voltage Swells by Static Series Compensator

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    Awad, Hilmy; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    swells, active power may be drawn from the grid into the energy-storage capacitor (ESC) of the SSC, depending on the load current and the SSC impedance. This active power may overcharge the ESC. Two possibilities to overcome this situation are explored in this paper: 1) if the dc-voltage of the ESC is...... lower than a predetermined voltage level, the active power is employed to charge the ESC to this voltage level; 2) otherwise, the overvoltage protection of the SSC must operate. This paper also applies an overvoltage protection scheme based on a combination of a dc resistor with a chopper and the valves...

  13. Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer

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    Schindler, R. A.

    1986-01-01

    Fourier-transform spectrometer provides approximately hundredfold increase in luminosity at detector plane over that achievable with older instruments of this type. Used to analyze such weak sources as pollutants and other low-concentration substances in atmosphere. Interferometer creates fringe patterns on two distinct arrays of light detectors, which observe different wavelength bands. Objective lens focuses scene on image plane, which contains optical chopper. To make instrument less susceptible to variations in scene under observation, field and detector lenses focus entrance aperture, rather that image, onto detector array.

  14. The NC Power Supply Design of Large Current and Wide Frequency Pulse in SEAM

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    Jianping Zhou; Yan Xu; Qiang He; Bisheng Zhou

    2013-01-01

    There are a lot of ways to achieve large current pulse power supply, and the more common way is to adopt the inverter switching circuit to achieve pulse power supply. The core of the NC power supply design of large current and wide frequency pulse in SEAM is using two-stage modulation. Combined with inverter technology, DC chopper technology and NC technology, it not only can achieve the adjustability of the output pulse amplitude, but also can realize continuous adjustment of the output puls...

  15. Digital humanitarians how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response

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    Meier, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    The Rise of Digital HumanitariansMapping Haiti LiveSupporting Search And Rescue EffortsPreparing For The Long Haul Launching An SMS Life Line Sending In The Choppers Openstreetmap To The Rescue Post-Disaster Phase The Human Story Doing Battle With Big Data Rise Of Digital Humanitarians This Book And YouThe Rise of Big (Crisis) DataBig (Size) Data Finding Needles In Big (Size) Data Policy, Not Simply Technology Big (False) Data Unpacking Big (False) Data Calling 991 And 999 Big (

  16. Baseline tests of the Volkswagen transporter electric delivery van

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    Soltis, R. F.; Mcbrien, E. F.; Bozek, J. M.; Gourash, F.

    1978-01-01

    The Volkswagen Transporter, an electric delivery van, was tested as part of an Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) project to characterize the state of the art of electric vehicles. The Volkswagen Transporter is a standard Volkswagen van that has been converted to an electric vehicle. It is powered by a 144-volt traction battery. A direct current (dc) chopper controller, actuated by a conventional accelerator pedal, regulates the voltage or power applied to the 16-kilowatt (21-hp) motor. The braking system uses conventional hydraulic braking in combination with an electric regenerative braking system. The Volkswagen vehicle performance test results are presented.

  17. Systematic experimental study on a highly efficient terahertz source based on two-color laser-induced air plasma

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    Xie, Jun; Fan, Wen-Hui; Chen, Xu

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, highly efficient terahertz radiation generated by two-color femtosecond laser-induced air plasma is reported. A number of variables that can obviously influence terahertz generation and detection have been investigated systematically. The dependence on experimental parameters, including pulse energy, the rotation angle of beta-barium boron oxide (BBO) crystal, the distance between BBO crystal and laser-induced plasma, focal length, chopper frequency, and detection angle are presented, and the optimal values of these parameters have also been obtained experimentally. Finally, a highly efficient terahertz source has been achieved and can be utilized to carry out further investigation on terahertz sensing, spectroscopy, and imaging.

  18. Bulanık Kazanç Ayarlamalı Nonlineer PI Kontrolörün Kalıcı Mıknatıslı Doğru Akım Motor-Dinamo Sistemine Uygulanması = Applying the Fuzzy Gain Scheduling Nonlinear PI Controller to Permanent Magnet Direct Current Motor - Dynamo System

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    Kamil Burak DALCI

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the realization of a fuzzy gain scheduling scheme of a PI controller using a RISC microcontroller. Fuzzy rules and reasoning are utilised on-line to determine the PI controller parameters based on the error signal and its first difference. The Fuzzy control algorithm is implemented in the RISC microcontroller to regulate the speed of a permanent magnet DC motor (PMDC and works on-line. The microcontroller directly tunes the motor speed with a chopper converter which changes the motor terminal voltage. Application results demonstrate that better control performance can be achieved in comparison with traditional PI controllers.

  19. VESPA: The vibrational spectrometer for the European Spallation Source

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    Fedrigo, Anna; Colognesi, Daniele; Bertelsen, Mads; Hartl, Monika; Lefmann, Kim; Deen, Pascale P.; Strobl, Markus; Grazzi, Francesco; Zoppi, Marco

    2016-06-01

    VESPA, Vibrational Excitation Spectrometer with Pyrolytic-graphite Analysers, aims to probe molecular excitations via inelastic neutron scattering. It is a thermal high resolution inverted geometry time-of-flight instrument designed to maximise the use of the long pulse of the European Spallation Source. The wavelength frame multiplication technique was applied to provide simultaneously a broad dynamic range (about 0-500 meV) while a system of optical blind choppers allows to trade flux for energy resolution. Thanks to its high flux, VESPA will allow the investigation of dynamical and in situ experiments in physical chemistry. Here we describe the design parameters and the corresponding McStas simulations.

  20. Molecular structure-property correlations from optical nonlinearity and thermal-relaxation dynamics

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    Bhattacharyya, Indrajit; Priyadarshi, Shekhar; Goswami, Debabrata

    2009-01-01

    We apply ultrafast single beam Z-scan technique to measure saturation absorption coefficients and nonlinear-refraction coefficients of primary alcohols at 1560 nm. The nonlinear effects result from vibronic transitions and cubic nonlinear-refraction. To measure the pure total third-order nonlinear susceptibility, we removed thermal effects with a frequency optimized optical-chopper. Our measurements of thermal-relaxation dynamics of alcohols, from 1560 nm thermal lens pump and 780 nm probe ex...

  1. Local Optical Spectroscopies for Subnanometer Spatial Resolution Chemical Imaging

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    Weiss, Paul

    2014-01-20

    The evanescently coupled photon scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs) have special requirements in terms of stability and optical access. We have made substantial improvements to the stability, resolution, and noise floor of our custom-built visible-photon STM, and will translate these advances to our infrared instrument. Double vibration isolation of the STM base with a damping system achieved increased rigidity, giving high tunneling junction stability for long-duration and high-power illumination. Light frequency modulation with an optical chopper and phase-sensitive detection now enhance the signal-to-noise ratio of the tunneling junction during irradiation.

  2. Thermoacoustic range verification using a clinical ultrasound array provides perfectly co-registered overlay of the Bragg peak onto an ultrasound image

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    Patch, S. K.; Kireeff Covo, M.; Jackson, A.; Qadadha, Y. M.; Campbell, K. S.; Albright, R. A.; Bloemhard, P.; Donoghue, A. P.; Siero, C. R.; Gimpel, T. L.; Small, S. M.; Ninemire, B. F.; Johnson, M. B.; Phair, L.

    2016-08-01

    The potential of particle therapy due to focused dose deposition in the Bragg peak has not yet been fully realized due to inaccuracies in range verification. The purpose of this work was to correlate the Bragg peak location with target structure, by overlaying the location of the Bragg peak onto a standard ultrasound image. Pulsed delivery of 50 MeV protons was accomplished by a fast chopper installed between the ion source and the cyclotron inflector. The chopper limited the train of bunches so that 2 Gy were delivered in 2 μ \\text{s} . The ion pulse generated thermoacoustic pulses that were detected by a cardiac ultrasound array, which also produced a grayscale ultrasound image. A filtered backprojection algorithm focused the received signal to the Bragg peak location with perfect co-registration to the ultrasound images. Data was collected in a room temperature water bath and gelatin phantom with a cavity designed to mimic the intestine, in which gas pockets can displace the Bragg peak. Phantom experiments performed with the cavity both empty and filled with olive oil confirmed that displacement of the Bragg peak due to anatomical change could be detected. Thermoacoustic range measurements in the waterbath agreed with Monte Carlo simulation within 1.2 mm. In the phantom, thermoacoustic range estimates and first-order range estimates from CT images agreed to within 1.5 mm.

  3. Modelling and characterization of the PEM fuel cell to study interactions with power converters; Modelisation et caracterisation de la pile pem pour l'etude des interactions avec les convertisseurs statiques

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    Fontes, G.

    2005-09-15

    The climatic and energy challenges were now clearly stated. The use of hydrogen is one of the best ways which gives many hopes. Fuel cells are an essential link in the chain of the use of hydrogen. Thus, a lot of studies have been undertaken throughout the world on fuel cells in many fields of physics. Concerning the field of power electronics, a lot of work on distributed generation technologies using fuel cells has been realised too and a great number of power converters dedicated to fuel cells have been studied. However, very few studies have been undertaken on the interactions between fuel cells and power converters. The goals of this work are to study interactions between fuel cells and power converters. Some requirements for the power electronic engineer can follow from this work. This work proposes high signal dynamic models of a H{sub 2}/O{sub 2} PEM fuel cell. These models include the different physical and chemical phenomena. Specific methods based on a limited number of original experiments (low frequency current sweeps) allow to extract the model parameters. These models are used to study the interactions between fuel cells and power converters which are the most used: buck chopper, boost chopper, inverters. The important part of the double layer capacitors has thus been underlined: they can filter the current harmonics created by the power converters. Finally, some choices of filtering elements to be connected to the fuel cell are proposed. (author)

  4. Passive Resonant Bidirectional Converter with Galvanic Barrier

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    Rosenblad, Nathan S. (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    A passive resonant bidirectional converter system that transports energy across a galvanic barrier includes a converter using at least first and second converter sections, each section including a pair of transfer terminals, a center tapped winding; a chopper circuit interconnected between the center tapped winding and one of the transfer terminals; an inductance feed winding interconnected between the other of the transfer terminals and the center tap and a resonant tank circuit including at least the inductance of the center tap winding and the parasitic capacitance of the chopper circuit for operating the converter section at resonance; the center tapped windings of the first and second converter sections being disposed on a first common winding core and the inductance feed windings of the first and second converter sections being disposed on a second common winding core for automatically synchronizing the resonant oscillation of the first and second converter sections and transferring energy between the converter sections until the voltage across the pairs of transfer terminals achieves the turns ratio of the center tapped windings.

  5. A digital long pulse integrator for EAST Tokamak

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    Highlights: • This digital integrator is done in real time integration and data transmission. • Chopper technology and linear compensation is used for drift correction. • This integrator has achieved results of 411 s long pulse plasma discharge in 2012 EAST campaign. - Abstract: A digital integrator has been developed to be compatible with the long pulse plasma discharges on the Experimental Advanced Superconductor Tokamak (EAST), in which the induced signal is modulated by a chopper, and a field programmable gate array (FPGA) in the 16-bit digitizer is used to realize the digital integration in real time. After rectification and integration, the drift is almost linear and stable in controlled temperature, so a period of 50 s is used to determine the linear drift rate for drift compensation. The integration data can be directly transferred to the reflective memory (RFM) card, which is installed in the same PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) chassis, so the data transmission can be also done in real time. The test results show that the real time data transmission rate is up to 10 kHz, the integration drift is typically less than 0.4 uVs/s and drift performance is a little worse in real long pulse discharge, which can be reduced further by using more precise data acquisition

  6. Performance analysis of reverse recovery minimization effects in DC/DC converter using PSpice

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    Yahaya, N.Z.; Heng, D.K.; Wen, L.H.; Ng, A. [Petronas Technological Univ., Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan (Malaysia)

    2007-07-01

    Diodes play a significant role in many power electronic such as freewheeling and/or snubber components. In order to reduce the overall power loss of the circuit, many design features are required for the diode. Therefore, fast switching and fast recovery power diode have been developed for use the design. One of the circuit losses is due to reverse recovery current of the power diode, which affects performance of the power systems in terms of switching losses and noises. By reducing the reverse recovery current, the power loss of the power diode will also be reduced. In order to reduce the power loss in the circuit, this paper investigated the minimization of the reverse recovery effects in the power diode. An inductive chopper circuit using a CoolMOS power switch was set up to serve as the platform for investigation. The paper presented how the variations of the parameter's values in the inductive load chopper circuit affected the diode's reverse recovery characteristics. The parameters that were considered in the study included the gate drive, duty ratio, CoolMOS switching frequency, and operating temperature. In order to investigate the impact of each parameter on the reverse recovery effects, a PSpice device simulation model using a power diode was utilized. It was concluded that the switching frequency affected the total energy losses more significantly than factors of temperature, gate resistance and the duty ratio. 8 refs., 4 tabs., 10 figs.

  7. Low noise and high CMRR front-end amplifier dedicated to portable EEG acquisition system.

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    Chebli, Robert; Sawan, Mohamad

    2013-01-01

    This paper concerns the design and implementation of a fully integrated low noise and high CMRR rail-to-rail preamplifier dedicated to EEG acquisition channel. The preamplification technique is based on two complementary CMOS True Logarithmic Amplifier (TLA) stages connected in parallel. The TLA largely amplifies small amplitude of EEG signals, and moderately the large amplitude ones created during epileptic. A chopper stabilization technique is used to filter the 1/ƒ noise and the DC offset voltage of the input CMOS transistors and to increase the common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR). Due to the TLA structure, a high CMRR and high power supply rejection ratio are achieved and the signal-to-noise ratio (of the channel is better enhanced). To snugly fit the ADC input window to the EEG signal magnitude a new programming gain approach is implemented. Also, a chopper spike filter is used to cancel the spike voltages generated by the charge injections of modulator/demodulator switches. The proposed preamplifier is implemented in 0.18 µm CMOS technology. Post-layout simulation results exhibit 253 dB @50/60 Hz as CMRR, 500 nVrms @100 Hz as input-referred noise while consuming 55 µA from a 1.8 V supply. PMID:24110240

  8. Thermoacoustic range verification using a clinical ultrasound array provides perfectly co-registered overlay of the Bragg peak onto an ultrasound image.

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    Patch, S K; Kireeff Covo, M; Jackson, A; Qadadha, Y M; Campbell, K S; Albright, R A; Bloemhard, P; Donoghue, A P; Siero, C R; Gimpel, T L; Small, S M; Ninemire, B F; Johnson, M B; Phair, L

    2016-08-01

    The potential of particle therapy due to focused dose deposition in the Bragg peak has not yet been fully realized due to inaccuracies in range verification. The purpose of this work was to correlate the Bragg peak location with target structure, by overlaying the location of the Bragg peak onto a standard ultrasound image. Pulsed delivery of 50 MeV protons was accomplished by a fast chopper installed between the ion source and the cyclotron inflector. The chopper limited the train of bunches so that 2 Gy were delivered in [Formula: see text]. The ion pulse generated thermoacoustic pulses that were detected by a cardiac ultrasound array, which also produced a grayscale ultrasound image. A filtered backprojection algorithm focused the received signal to the Bragg peak location with perfect co-registration to the ultrasound images. Data was collected in a room temperature water bath and gelatin phantom with a cavity designed to mimic the intestine, in which gas pockets can displace the Bragg peak. Phantom experiments performed with the cavity both empty and filled with olive oil confirmed that displacement of the Bragg peak due to anatomical change could be detected. Thermoacoustic range measurements in the waterbath agreed with Monte Carlo simulation within 1.2 mm. In the phantom, thermoacoustic range estimates and first-order range estimates from CT images agreed to within 1.5 mm. PMID:27385261

  9. ESR/U-series chronology of the Lower Palaeolithic palaeo-anthropological site of Visogliano, Trieste, Italy

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    Falgueres, C.; Bahain, J.J.; Yokoyama, Y. [CNRS, UMR 5198, Museum Natl Hist Nat, Dept Prehist, F-75013 Paris, (France); Tozzi, C.; Boschian, G. [Univ Pisa, Dipartimento Sci Archeol, I-56100 Pisa, (Italy); Dolo, J.M. [CEA Saclay, Lab Natl Henri Becquerel, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, (France); Mercier, N.; Valladas, H. [CEA, CNRS, Lab Sci Climat and Environm, F-91198 Gif Sur Yvette, (France)

    2008-07-01

    The Visogliano shelter, in north-eastern Italy, is an important Middle Pleistocene occupation site where human remains were found together with an archaic lithic industry, including choppers, chopping tools and a few proto-bifaces. It is of utmost importance to try to document this period, when a second wave of settlement colonised Western Europe, carrying new flaking techniques and tools. Combined ESR/U-series analyses, integrated with bio-stratigraphical and environmental data, define a chronological frame for the layers from which the artefacts were unearthed. The lower levels, including human remains, can be dated to the 350-500 kyr time span, in agreement with micro-mammal and stratigraphical studies. These data make Visogliano one of the oldest palaeo-anthropological sites in Italy, where human remains are directly associated with proto-bifaces, choppers and chopping tools. In Western Europe, Visogliano is contemporaneous to the G soil of the Arago Cave, France, with which it shares several similarities in faunal assemblages and radiometric data, and which contains human remains also. These data make Visogliano as one of the oldest sites in Europe where the Acheulian culture is observed. (authors)

  10. A New Vector Frequency Modulation Method for Power Conversion Circuits

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    Takano, Akio

    This paper presents an excellent PWM method for power conversion circuits. The proposed method is called a Vector Frequency Modulation (VFM) in this paper. VFM does not belong to any conventional PWM methods. Although an idea of space voltage vector is employed in VFM, any traditional equations to calculate the periods of the voltage vectors are not used. The voltage vectors are classified into two groups, zero vectors and non-zero ones. Instead of the complicated equations, a very simple algorithm is employed in VFM. One vector period is fixed and the zero vectors are distributed among the non-zero vectors in the ratio determined by the command voltage or frequency. The behavior of VFM is performed in software and any modulation-wave oscillators, comparators and up-down counters are not needed. At first, a reversible chopper is modulated by VFM and a 2kW DC motor is driven by the chopper. The motor speed is regulated by modern control theory. Next, a three-phase inverter is modulated by VFM and a 2.2kW induction motor is driven by the inverter. Experimental results are shown to prove that VFM is actually useful for power conversion circuits.

  11. AMOR – the time-of-flight neutron reflectometer at SINQ/PSI

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    Mukul Gupta; T Gutberlet; J Stahn; P Keller; D Clemens

    2004-07-01

    The apparatus for multioptional reflectometry (AMOR) at SINQ/PSI is a versatile reflectometer operational in the time-of-flight (TOF) mode (in a wavelength range of 0.15 nm > > 1.3 nm) as well as in the monochromatic ( - 2) mode with both polarized and unpolarized neutrons. AMOR is designed to perform reflectometry measurements in horizontal sample-plane geometry which allows studying both solid–liquid and liquid–liquid interfaces. A pulsed cold neutron beam from the end position of the neutron guide is produced by a dual-chopper system (side-by-side) having two windows at 180° and rotatable with a maximum frequency of 200 Hz. In the TOF mode, the chopper frequency, width of the gating window and the chopper–detector distance can be selected independently providing a wide range of -resolution ( / = 1–10%). Remanent FeCoV/Ti : N supermirrors are used as polarizer/analyzer with a polarization efficiency of ∼ 97%. For the monochromatic wavelength mode, a Ni/Ti multilayer is used as a monochromator, giving ∼ 50% reflectivity at a wavelength of 0.47 nm. In the present work, a detailed description of the instrument and setting-up of the polarization option is described. Results from some of the recent studies with polarized neutrons and measurements on liquid surfaces are presented.

  12. Investigation Into the Utilization of 3D Printing in Laser Cooling Experiments

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    Hazlett, Eric; Nelson, Brandon; de Leon, Sam Diaz; Shaw, Jonah

    2016-05-01

    With the advancement of 3D printing new opportunities are abound in many different fields, but with the balance between the precisions of atomic physics experiments and the material properties of current 3D printers the benefit of 3D printing technology needs to be investigated. We report on the progress of two investigations of 3D printing of benefit to atomic physics experiments: laser feedback module and the other being an optical chopper. The first investigation looks into creation of a 3D printed laser diode feedback module. This 3D printed module would allow for the quick realization of an external cavity diode laser that would have an adjustable cavity distance. We will report on the first tests of this system, by looking at Rb spectroscopy and mode-hop free tuning range as well as possibilities of using these lasers for MOT generation. We will also discuss our investigation into a 3D-printed optical chopper that utilizes an Arduino and a computer hard drive motor. By implementing an additional Arduino we create a low cost way to quickly measure laser beam waists.

  13. Phacoemulsification in hard cataracts: the "chop, trip and free" technique Facoemulsificação em cataratas duras: "Faco rasteira"

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    José Marcos S. Gonçalves

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Very hard cataracts continue to be a challenge to phacoemulsification due to the difficulty in breaking the nucleus and also in separating the broken nucleus from the adjacent epinucleus. The present technique is the presentation of a surgical maneuver which uses the Nagahara chopper and the phaco tip to divide the nucleus (including the epinucleus as a whole and then emulsify it using little time and not very much phaco power.Cataratas muito duras continuam sendo um desafio para a facoemulsificação devido à dificuldade em quebrar o núcleo e também em separar este pedaço quebrado do epinúcleo adjacente. Esta técnica é a apresentação de uma manobra cirúrgica ("Faco rasteira", em que se utiliza o Nagahara "chopper" e a caneta de faco para dividir o núcleo (incluindo o epinúcleo em sua totalidade e assim emulsificá-lo, utilizando tempo e poder de ultra-som baixo.

  14. 基于超级电容电动汽车制动能回收的研究%Research on the Recovery of Electric Vehicle Braking Energy Based on Super Capacitor

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    肖佐无; 王海波

    2015-01-01

    针对电动汽车制动能回收的问题,采用超级电容为储能器件,无刷直流电机的制动能通过BUCK斩波器以恒流充电的方式给超级电容充电,既能回收制动能又使制动力矩可控。采用电流闭环负反馈,自动调节BUCK斩波器的占空比,达到恒流充电的目的。仿真实验表明:这种方法是可行的、有效的。%For the problem of electric vehicle braking energy recovery, using the super capacitor as energy storage device, the braking energy of Brushless DC motor charging the super capacitor with the constant current charge by BUCK chopper, not only recovers the braking energy but also makes the brake torque controllable. Negative feedback of current closed-loop was adopted, and the duty cycle of the BUCK chopper is adjusted automatically, which achieves the constant current charging. The simulation experiment shows that this method is feasible and effective.

  15. BEER - The Beamline for European Materials Engineering Research at the ESS

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    Fenske, J.; Rouijaa, M.; Šaroun, J.; Kampmann, R.; Staron, P.; Nowak, G.; Pilch, J.; Beran, P.; Šittner, P.; Strunz, P.; Brokmeier, H.-G.; Ryukhtin, V.; Kadeřávek, L.; Strobl, M.; Müller, M.; Lukáš, P.; Schreyer, A.

    2016-09-01

    The Beamline for European Materials Engineering Research (BEER) will be built at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The diffractometer utilizes the high brilliance of the long-pulse neutron source and offers high instrument flexibility. It includes a novel chopper technique that extracts several short pulses out of the long pulse, leading to substantial intensity gain of up to an order of magnitude compared to pulse shaping methods for materials with high crystal symmetry. This intensity gain is achieved without compromising resolution. Materials of lower crystal symmetry or multi-phase materials will be investigated by additional pulse shaping methods. The different chopper set-ups and advanced beam extracting techniques offer an extremely broad intensity/resolution range. Furthermore, BEER offers an option of simultaneous SANS or imaging measurements without compromising diffraction investigations. This flexibility opens up new possibilities for in-situ experiments studying materials processing and performance under operation conditions. To fulfil this task, advanced sample environments, dedicated to thermo-mechanical processing, are foreseen.

  16. SOLAR TO AC POWER SOURCE FOR REMOTE AREAS USING SEIG

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    MEHMET AKBABA

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Photovoltaic generators (PVG are increasingly used to provide electricity in remote areas. However, in many applications the DC generated electricity by a PVG need to be converted to AC. Traditionally DC to AC inverters have been widely used for this purpose. In this paper, a different system is proposed in which a self excited induction generator (SEIG driven by a permanent magnet DC motor (DCM and powered from a PVG through a maximum power point tracker (MPPT are used. A step-up chopper is utilized as an MPPT unit. The proposed system is modelled in time domain, and a detailed transient and steady-state analysis are presented. The main reason behind analyzing the system in the time domain is because of the fact that for unknown speeds, the methods developed for steady-state analysis of SEIGs can not be applied. The presented work shows that the full available power of the PVG can be harnessed by selecting suitable values for the duty cycle and the frequency of the step up chopper and the excitation capacitor of the SEIG. It is also shown that with such a combination power utilization efficiency of more than 83% can be achieved.

  17. Experimental Investigations on PV Powered SVM-DTC Induction Motor without AC Phase Current Sensors

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    T. Muthamizhan

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a low-cost, phase-current reconstruction algorithm for space vector modulated direct torque controlled induction motor using the information obtained from only one shunt resistor which is in series with low side switches in a conventional three-phase inverter. The aim is to develop a low-cost high - performance induction motor drive. It uses the dc-link voltage and dc current to reconstruct the stator currents needed to estimate the motor flux and the electromagnetic torque. Photovoltaic arrays convert solar power to dc electric power; uses chopper and dc-ac inverter to fed three phase Induction Motor. The chopper used here is current fed full bridge boost dc-dc converter, which is preferred and extensively used in high voltage applications and advantageous over voltage fed converters. The inverter switches are controlled by PWM techniques obtained from SVM-DTC of IM. The experimental investigations are given to prove the ability of the proposed scheme of reproducing the performances of a SVM- DTC IM drive.

  18. Visit to FDI Technology, Saint Petersburg, 7-9 November 2005 Travel Report

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    Paoluzzi, M

    2005-01-01

    The Superconducting H- Linac under study at CERN, and thus the LINAC 4 and, well before, the 3 MeV test stand, require a high performance beam chopper. It has to establish the required beam time-structure by deflecting towards a dump part of the beam entering the chopper line. The deflector basically consists of two 50  lines facing each other and driven with opposite polarity signals so as to establish an electric field in between. The pulse generators required for driving these lines are very sophisticated items because they must exhibit fast pulse fronts (2 ns), wide pulse length dynamic range (8 ns to 1 s), high repetition frequency (45 MHz) and high output voltage (>500 V). Although a CERN in-house solution to provide the required drivers has been identified , we continued prospecting the market for possible industrial alternatives. In this contest FID Technology has been contacted and the visit showed that their proprietary solid-state devices might indeed be the key element of a simpler pulse gen...

  19. High-Contrast Visualization of Upconversion Luminescence in Mice Using Time-Gating Approach.

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    Zheng, Xianlin; Zhu, Xingjun; Lu, Yiqing; Zhao, Jiangbo; Feng, Wei; Jia, Guohua; Wang, Fan; Li, Fuyou; Jin, Dayong

    2016-04-01

    Optical imaging through the near-infrared (NIR) window provides deep penetration of light up to several centimeters into biological tissues. Capable of emitting 800 nm luminescence under 980 nm illumination, the recently developed upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) suggest a promising optical contrast agent for in vivo bioimaging. However, presently they require high-power lasers to excite when applied to small animals, leading to significant scattering background that limits the detection sensitivity as well as a detrimental thermal effect. In this work, we show that the time-gating approach implementing pulsed illumination from a NIR diode laser and time-delayed imaging synchronized via an optical chopper offers detection sensitivity more than 1 order of magnitude higher than the conventional approach using optical band-pass filters (S/N, 47321/6353 vs 5339/58), when imaging UCNPs injected into Kunming mice. The pulsed laser illumination (70 μs ON in 200 μs period) also reduces the overall thermal accumulation to 35% of that under the continuous-wave mode. Technical details are given on setting up the time-gating unit comprising an optical chopper, a pinhole, and a microscopy eyepiece. Being generally compatible with any camera, this provides a convenient and low cost solution to NIR animal imaging using UCNPs as well as other luminescent probes.

  20. KENS report-7, 1987/88

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    The present issue summarizes the research activities performed at the KENS Facility from September, 1986 to March, 1988. In this issue, the style of the report is improved a little bit to the concise from with two columns. In this period, proton beam intensity was gradually increased, and a beam intensity of 2 x 1012 protons per pulse seemed to come within range. A new data acquisition and processing system was introduced last year, and the construction of a chopper spectrometer INC progressed. The total number of the papers published was about 250. This is the third year of the UK-Japan collaboration on neutron scattering study, and the construction of a chopper spectrometer MARI provided by KEK will be completed in 1990 on the ISIS in Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. A lot of the experiments on high Tc superconductors were proposed, and mostly carried out as a part of B1 experiments. The future program of the pulsed spallation neutron source KENS-2 was included in the Japanese Hadron Facility Project as an important part of four major fields. The project is now under examination by the government. In the last chapter of this report, the short reports on high intensity proton accelerators are compiled for future reference. The reports in the fields of instrumentation, neutron scattering, structures of liquid and glass, magnetic structure and excitation and others are collected. (K.I.)

  1. 3.6MW Power Supply System of the 170GHz ECH&CD System in KSTAR

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    Joung Jin-Hyun

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A 3.6 MW (-66 kV/55 A Gyrotron power supply system was developed for the 170 GHz ECH&CD gyrotron system in KSTAR. This power supply system consists of Cathode Power Supply(CPS, Anode Power Supply(APS and Body Power Supply(BPS. The CPS is using the Pulse Step Modulation by the 32set of IGBT choppers. The respons time of Chopper is very fast. So the cathode voltaget is able to be controlled rapidly. The APS is a sort of voltage devider using zener and switch component. It was achieved 3kHz modulation operation. The BPS is combined the commercial power supply and special high voltage switches. It is very simple topology but 5kHz modulation was accomplished easily. Theses power supply system were installed and commissioned successfully in 2011. This paper presents the topology of the each power supply and test result for 170 GHz gyrotron in KSTAR.

  2. A Report on the 1993 Excavation of the Gaolingpo Paleolithic Site in the Bose Basin%百色高岭坡旧石器遗址1993年发掘简报

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    侯亚梅; 高立红; 黄慰文; 谢光茂; 林强; 王頠; 田丰

    2011-01-01

    This paper is a preliminary report of the excavation and study of stone artifacts from work at the Gaolingpo site of Baise (Bose) Basin in 1993. From an area of40m2, totally 445 stone artifacts were collected together with some tektites. The majority of artifacts are flakes and chunks except for some formal tools and manuports. There are various types of choppers and also becs, which is the second most prominent tools after those from the Fengshudao site in Baise Basin. The character of flakes shows a high degree of complex working. The large proportion of flakes and chunks reveals that the excavated area was a stone tool - making workshop. These knapped flakes and debris may have close relationship with conventional tool types like handaxes,picks and chopper, etc. from other Paleolithic sites in the basin. New types of choppers and flake tools like becs indicate the potential of future research of the Baise Paleolithic industry.%本文是对1993年度高岭坡遗址发掘情况的初步研究.本次发掘共揭露面积40m2,获得石制品445件(7件采集),并在同层发现了玻璃陨石.石制品包括石片、断块、工具和备料;其中石片和断块占绝大多数,没有发现石核.工具有以砾石为毛坯的各类砍砸器和以石片为毛坯的鸟喙状器;石片特点揭示剥片程度很高,剥片程序复杂.高比例各类石片的存在揭示该发掘区位于一石器制造场内,反映出该遗址古人类石器制作工序的行为片段,与百色盆地旧石器遗址中常见的大型工具的制作存在密切联系.

  3. 旋转导向钻井工具发电机电磁转矩控制及其优化%Control and optimization of the generator electromagnetic torque of rotary steering drilling tools

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    金金; 程为彬; 郭颖娜

    2011-01-01

    Steering function of all-rotary steering drilling tools is achieved through adjusting electromagnetic torque of the downhole turbine generator. Through the control circuit model in a pulse-width-modulation (PWM) chop mode, the mathematical expression of electromagnetic torque of rotary steering drilling tools was deduced. A relationship between electromagnetic torque and control factors was established by means of numerical calculation and verified by bench test. The internal cause of ripple torque from a generator and its calculation were discussed in terms of magnetic energy storage and an active power factor calibration was introduced into the chopper control circuit. An optimized chopper control circuit was designed, which can improve power factors and circuit stability. The test result shows that the optimized chopper control circuit can eliminate harmonic ripple torque and enhance the stability of circuit while increasing the adjustment range of electromagnetic torque.%全旋转导向钻井工具的导向功能是通过调节其下涡轮发电机输出电磁转矩实现的.根据PWM斩波型控制电路模型,推导出旋转导向钻井工具涡轮发电机电磁转矩的数学表达式,通过数值计算确定了电磁转矩与控制量之间的关系,并进行了台架试验验证.从电机磁场储能角度讨论了发电机输出脉动转矩产生的内在原因及其计算方法,并在斩波型控制电路中引入有源功率因数校正技术,设计了一种可提高功率因数和电路稳定性的优化控制电路.试验测试结果表明,斩波优化控制电路消除了谐波脉动转矩,在增强电路稳定性的同时也增加了电磁转矩的调节范围.

  4. 胶体微粒间相互作用势测量系统%Measurement System of Interaction Potential between Colloidal Particles

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    任洪亮; 周金华; 丁攀峰; 李银妹

    2011-01-01

    A mechanical chopper is designed based on the programmable logic controller, servo motor amplifier, servo motor and encoder. The interaction potential measurement system is constructed by the mechanical chopper and dual optical tweezers. The characteristic of the system such as the design of the chopper, the switching time of the blinking optical tweezers, the tuning range, the origin position return feature, the compatibility and the usability of the system are discussed. The system is used to measure the interaction potential of a pair polystyrene spheres. The result is consistent with the Darjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek theory, which demonstrates the reliability of the apparatus. In addition, the apparatus provides an effective technique for measuring the interaction potential between two micro colloidal particles.%设计出以可编程控制器、伺服电机放大器、伺服电机和编码器为主要部件的可编程机械斩光器,并将其与多光镊系统相耦合,构建了胶体微粒间相互作用势测量系统.利用该系统测量聚苯乙烯球悬浮液中两个小球之间的静电相互作用势,其结果与胶体稳定理论符合,验证了系统的可靠性.该斩光器具有良好的易用性、兼容性和可移植性.并且该系统能在可控的物理化学条件下从粒子层次直接测量胶体粒子间不同类型的相互作用势,为深入研究胶体的微观机制提供了一种有效的测量手段和技术平台.

  5. The PASERO Project: parallel and serial readout systems for gas proportional synchrotron radiation X-ray detectors

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    Koch, M H J; Briquet-Laugier, F; Epstein, A; Sheldon, S; Beloeuvre, E; Gabriel, A; Hervé, C; Kocsis, M; Koschuch, A; Laggner, P; Leingartner, W; Raad-Iseli, C D; Reimann, T; Golding, F; Torki, K

    2001-01-01

    A project aiming at producing more efficient position sensitive gas proportional detectors and readout systems is presented. An area detector with reduced electrode spacing and a spatial resolution of 0.5 mm and two time to digital convertors (TDC) based on ASICs were produced. The first TDC, intended for use with linear detectors, relies on time to space conversion, whereas the second one, for area detectors, uses a ring oscillator with a phase locked loop. A parallel readout system for multi-anode detectors aiming at a maximum count rate extensively uses RISC microcontrollers. An electronic simulator of linear detectors built for test purposes and a mechanical chopper used for attenuation of the X-ray beam are also briefly described.

  6. Comparative study of energy conversion system dedicated to a small wind turbine; Etude comparative de chaines de conversion d'energie dediees a une eolienne de petite puissance

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    Mirecki, A

    2005-07-01

    This study presents a comparison of architectures and strategies of energy management dedicated to VAWT turbines such as Savonius. A Maximum Power Point Tracking must be implemented in order to optimize the energetic behavior. A torque or a speed control, or an indirect control of the DC bus current is possible. In the fact that the wind turbine characteristic is unknown, an operational research based on fuzzy logic is proposed. Aiming to minimize the cost of the static conversion structure, simple structures (diode bridge inverter, associated with DC-DC chopper) are analyzed and compared with a system based on a PWM Voltage Source Inverter. A test bench has been realized in the meantime as a system simulation. Comparisons of the provided energy are made for different wind speeds allowing to evaluate the performance of each structure and of the control strategies. (author)

  7. Super-capacitor based energy storage system for improved load frequency control

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    Mufti, Mairaj ud din; Lone, Shameem Ahmad; Iqbal, Shiekh Javed; Ahmad, Muzzafar; Ismail, Mudasir [Electrical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Hazratbal, Srinagar 190006, Jammu and Kashmir (India)

    2009-01-15

    A fuzzy-logic controlled super-capacitor bank (SCB) for improved load frequency control (LFC) of an interconnected power system is proposed, in this paper. The super-capacitor bank in each control area is interfaced with the area control bus through a power conversion system (PCS) comprising of a voltage source converter (VSC) and a buck-boost chopper. The fuzzy controller for SCB is designed in such a way that the effects of load disturbances are rejected on a continuous basis. Necessary models are developed and control and implementation aspects are presented in a detailed manner. Time domain simulations are carried out to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. The performance of the resulting power system under realistic situation is investigated by including the effects of generation rate constraint (GRC) and governor dead band (DB) in the simulation studies. (author)

  8. A single-ended CMOS sensing circuit for MEMS gyroscope with noise cancellation

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    Elsayed, Mohannad Yomn

    2010-06-01

    In this work, a complete single-ended readout circuit for capacitive MEMS gyroscope using chopper stabilization technique is presented. A novel noise cancellation technique is used to get rid of the bias noise. The circuit offers superior performance over state of the art readout circuits in terms of cost, gain, and noise for the given area and power consumption. The full circuit exhibits a gain of 58dB, a power dissipation of 1.3mW and an input referred noise of 12nV/√Hz. This would significantly improve the overall sensitivity of the gyroscope. The full circuit has been fabricated in 0.6um CMOS technology and it occupies an area of 0.4mm × 1mm. © 2010 IEEE.

  9. A new controller for battery-powered electric vehicles

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    Belsterling, C. A.; Stone, J.

    1980-01-01

    This paper describes the development, under a NASA/DOE contract, of a new concept for efficient and reliable control of battery-powered vehicles. It avoids the detrimental effects of pulsed-power controllers like the SCR 'chopper' by using rotating machines to meter continuous currents to the traction motor. The concept is validated in a proof-of-principle demonstration system and a complete vehicle is simulated on an analog computer. Test results show exceptional promise for a full-scale system. Optimum control strategies to minimize controller weight are developed by means of the simulated vehicle. The design for an Engineering Model is then prepared in the form of a practical, compact two-bearing package with forced air cooling. Predicted performance is outstanding, with controller efficiency of over 90% at high speed.

  10. Single-mode oscillation of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG microchip laser at 1835 nm

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    Lan, Jinglong; Cui, Qin; Wang, Yi; Xu, Bin; Xu, Huiying; Cai, Zhiping

    2016-10-01

    Single-mode oscillation of a diode-pumped conventional Nd:YAG laser at 1835 nm is demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge, in the form of microchip configuration. The achieved maximum output power reaches 189 mW with slope efficiency of about 5.5% with respect to absorbed pump power. The laser spectra are measured with linewidth less than 0.08 nm indicating a single longitudinal mode. The output laser beam is also measured to be near diffraction-limited with M2 factors of about 1.2 and 1.5 in x and y directions. Using a mechanical chopper with 50% duty cycle, the maximum output power is improved to 253 mW with slope efficiency of about 9.7%.

  11. Performance Analysis of a Grid connected Wind Energy system

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    Manju Khare

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with the study of a small wind generation system used for battery charging. A topology that aims at the exploitation of maximum energy from the generator, generated at low speed is proposed. The characteristics of the wind turbine and the generator are discussed, providing the overview of the system modeling. Simulation tests of the system are obtained using MATLAB/SIMULINK. We adopt compact permanent magnet type synchronous generator, which doesn’t need exciting current, and step- up /down buck-boost chopper to wind power generating system of a few kW output with rotor speed sensor. In addition, we employ rectifier circuit using Diode Bridge instead of AC-DC converter with PWM method and a battery charging system. Using these methods we achieve a simple wind power generation system

  12. Molecular structure-property correlations from optical nonlinearity and thermal-relaxation dynamics.

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    Bhattacharyya, Indrajit; Priyadarshi, Shekhar; Goswami, Debabrata

    2009-02-01

    We apply ultrafast single beam Z-scan technique to measure saturation absorption coefficients and nonlinear-refraction coefficients of primary alcohols at 1560 nm. The nonlinear effects result from vibronic transitions and cubic nonlinear-refraction. To measure the pure total third-order nonlinear susceptibility, we removed thermal effects with a frequency optimized optical-chopper. Our measurements of thermal-relaxation dynamics of alcohols, from 1560 nm thermal lens pump and 780 nm probe experiments revealed faster and slower thermal-relaxation timescales, respectively, from conduction and convection. The faster timescale accurately predicts thermal-diffusivity, which decreases linearly with alcohol chain-lengths since thermal-relaxation is slower in heavier molecules. The relation between thermal-diffusivity and alcohol chain-length confirms structure-property relationship.

  13. 36Chlorine accelerator mass spectrometry programme at BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator. RSP-12

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    Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an ultra sensitive means of counting individual atoms having sufficiently long half life and available in small amount. The 14 UD Pelletron Accelerator is an ideal machine to carry out AMS studies with heavy isotopes like 36Cl and 129I. Cosmogenic radio isotope 36Cl is widely being detected using AMS as it has got applications in ground water research, radioactive waste management, atmospheric 36Cl transport mechanism studies of Arctic Alpine ice core etc. As a part of the ongoing AMS programme at 14UD Pelletron Accelerator Facility, Mumbai, a segmented gas detector developed for identification of 36Cl was tested for performance. Recently a beam chopper required for this measurement has been developed. 36Cl measurements carried out to detect and measure the ratio of 36Cl to 35Cl in an irradiated sample and dated sample are reported in this paper

  14. Accelerator mass spectrometry programme at BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator

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    Accelerator based mass spectrometry (ABMs) is an ultra sensitive means of counting individual atoms having sufficiently long half life and available in small amount. The 14 U D Pelletron Accelerator is an ideal machine to carry out ABMs studies with heavy isotopes like 36Cl and 129I. Cosmogenic radio isotope 36Cl is widely being detected using ABMs as it has got applications in ground water research, radioactive waste management, atmospheric 36Cl transport mechanism studies of Arctic Alpine ice core etc. As a part of the ongoing ABMs programme at 14UD Pelletron Accelerator Facility at Mumbai, a segmented gas detector developed for identification of 36Cl was tested for performance. Recently a beam chopper required for this measurement has been developed. Further progress made in this programme is discussed in this paper. (author)

  15. Noise and mismatch optimization for capacitive MEMS readout

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    Zhang Chong; Wu Qisong; Yin Tao; Yang Haigang

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a high precision CMOS readout circuit for a capacitive MEMS gyroscope. A continuous time topology is employed as well as the chopper noise cancelling technique. A detailed analysis of the noise and mismatch of the capacitive readout circuit is given. The analysis and measurement results have shown that thermal noise dominates in the proposed circuit, and several approaches should be used for both noise and mismatch optimization. The circuit chip operates under a single 5 V supply, and has a measured capacitance resolution of 0.2 aF/√Hz. With such a readout circuit, the gyroscope can accurately measure the angular rate with a sensitivity of 15.3 mV/°/s.

  16. A Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II

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    Jan Pierik

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available EeFarm-II is used to evaluate 13 different electrical systems for a 200 MW wind farm with a 100 km connection to shore. The evaluation is based on component manufacturer data of 2009. AC systems are compared to systems with DC connections inside the wind farm and DC connection to shore. Two options have the best performance for this wind farm size and distance: the AC system and the system with a DC connection to shore. EeFarm-II is a user friendly computer program for wind farm electrical and economic evaluation. It has been built as a Simulink Library in the graphical interface of Matlab-Simulink. EeFarm-II contains models of wind turbines, generators, transformers, AC cables, inductors, nodes, splitters, PWM converters, thyristor converters, DC cables, choppers and statcoms.

  17. FOCUS: a new time-of-flight spectrometer at the neutron spallation source SINQ/CH

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    The design of the time-of-flight (TOF) spectrometer FOCUS to be built at the SINQ at the Paul Scherrer Institute is presented. The main purpose is to provide a versatile TOF machine well suited for a large variety of applications. The concept of the instrument consists in the combination of a doubly- and variably-focusing monochromator with a Fermi chopper. By changing the optical conditions FOCUS will have the option to be operated either in time- or monochromatic-focusing mode, for quasielastic and inelastic scattering measurements, respectively. The expected performances of FOCUS are presented and compared to the existing IN6-TOF spectrometer at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL). (author) 2 figs., 2 tabs., 4 refs

  18. A new guide concept for a homogenous neutron beam without direct line of sight

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    Cussen, Leo D.; Krist, Thomas; Lieutenant, Klaus

    2015-03-01

    Neutron guide tubes are used to transport neutrons efficiently from the source to distant instruments. Ballistic neutron guides, which have an expanding section in the beginning and a contracting section in the end, reduce the total number of reflections and improve transport efficiency in long guides. Long pulse spallation sources like the European Spallation Source require very long guides. Challenges in ballistic guide design are imposed by the need for small virtual sources and the prevention of direct line of sight to the source, because both tend to produce inhomogeneous beam distributions, and the latter reduces transmission for short wavelengths. This article describes a novel ballistic guide design based on elliptic profiles. It incorporates a carefully positioned and angled kink to avoid line of sight to the source and a narrow point to position a chopper. This design reduces the number of reflections in long guides and improves transmission, especially at short wavelengths, compared to other solutions avoiding a direct line of sight.

  19. Mechanisms based on piezoactuators

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    Claeyssen, Frank; Le Letty, Ronan; Barillot, Francois; Lhermet, Nicolas; Fabbro, H.; Guay, Philippe; Yorck, Mickael; Bouchilloux, Philippe

    2001-06-01

    In several fields (optics, space, aircraft, fluid control, biomedical, and manufacturing) there is a strong need for compact, robust and efficient positioning mechanisms that also offer high precision, short response times, low power consumption, low electromagnetic interference and multiple degrees of freedom. Piezoelectric actuators are generally good candidates for building such mechanisms. The products manufactured by Cedrat Recherche SA are piezoelectric actuators offering compact size, high deformation (up to 1%) and high stiffness. These actuators have successfully passed different qualification tests (air and space qualification, lifetime tests). They can easily be integrated in applications, as shown by examples of mechanisms taken from various fields: a super amplified actuator for a MRI biomedical device, a tip-tilt for mirrors, a chopper for X-ray diffraction, a helicopter flap mechanism and an XYZ stage for the AFM microscope of the MIDAS instrument of the ESA ROSETTA space mission.

  20. Optical dating of the Jingshuiwan Paleolithic site of Three Gorges, China

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    PEI Shuwen; ZHANG Jiafu; GAO Xing; ZHOU Liping; FENG Xingwu; CHEN Fuyou

    2006-01-01

    The Jingshuiwan Paleolithic site occupies the second terrace on the right bank of the Yangtze River. The lithic assemblage is characterized by choppers and scrapers made on pebbles and large flakes--the typical lithic industry of South China. Deposits of the site are mainly composed of fluvial sediments. Quartz grains extracted from these fluvial sediments from which the artifacts were uncovered were dated using the optically stimulated luminescence/single-aliquot regenerative-dose technique. The dating results show that ancient human activities at this site took place in the early Upper Pleistocene (ca. 70 ka). The successful age analysis of the Jingshuiwan site is considered as a major break- through in chronological analysis of Paleolithic open site in the Three Gorges region and even in South China. The dates obtained help to establish a more complete chronological framework of the Paleolithic cultural sequence in the region, and bear significant implications in studying modern human origins in China.

  1. Laser dismantling of PHWR spent fuel bundles and decladding of fuel pins in the highly radioactive hot cells

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    Full text: For reprocessing of PHWR fuel, fuel bundles are at present chopped mechanically into small pieces of pins using high tonnage mechanical press before dissolution. The existing method of bundle dismantling is purely mechanical using very high force for chopping. A laser based automated bundle dismantling system is developed. In the system, end-plates of bundle, which holds the fuel pins together, are cut using Nd-YAG laser to separate the bundles into pins. In addition to pin separation, the pins are to be chopped into small pieces using a small mechanical chopper. Since the spent fuel is highly radioactive, all these operations are performed remotely in hot cells. Post irradiation examination also requires dismantling of bundles into pins so that they can select the pins for the further examinations. In both these applications laser dismantling remains the most. important step and this system has been developed and tested. This paper describes the experience gained during the development efforts

  2. A Multifunction Low-Power Preamplifier for MEMS Capacitive Microphones

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    Jawed, Syed Arsalan; Nielsen, Jannik Hammel; Gottardi, Massimo;

    2009-01-01

    of a source-follower (SF) while the second-stage is a capacitive gain stage. The second-stage employs chopper-stabilization (CHS), while SF buffer shields the MCM sensor from the switching spurs. The PAMP uses M poly bias resistors for the second-stage, exploiting Miller effect to achieve flat audio-band...... response. The gain and high-pass filtering corner can be adjusted by digitally controlling the capacitor banks in the PAMP. The offset-control feature of the PAMP is implemented using a narrow-band low-pass gm-C filter. The PAMP occupies 950µm x 950µm 0.35µm CMOS technology and draws a 50µA total current...

  3. Experimental research on spectrum and imaging of continuous-wave terahertz radiation based on interferometry

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    Lu, Tie-Lin; Yuan, Hui; Kong, Ling-Qin; Zhao, Yue-Jin; Zhang, Liang-Liang; Zhang, Cun-Lin

    2016-08-01

    A system for measuring terahertz spectrum is proposed based on optical interferometer theory, and is experimentally demonstrated by using a backward-wave oscillator as the terahertz source. A high-resolution, high-precision interferometer is constructed by using a pyroelectric detector and a chopper. The results show that the spectral resolution is better than 1 GHz and the relative error of frequency is less than 3%. The terahertz energy density distribution is calculated by an inverse Fourier transform and tested to verify the feasibility of the interferometric approach. Two kinds of carbon-fiber composites are imaged. The results confirm that the interferometer is useful for transmission imaging of materials with different thickness values. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61377109 and 11374007).

  4. Measurement and Analysis of Magnetic Field Radiated from D.C. Tramway: A case study for Tunis’s metro

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    J. Ben Hadj Slama

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available High-power electrical drives, subsystems, and equipment mounted on board of rolling stock make the internal environment potentially harsh from the point of view of electromagnetic (EM field emissions. In particular, at low frequencies, electronically controlled power drive systems behave as effective emission sources. This paper deals with characterization of electromagnetic field radiated from D.C. railway systems. The D.C. railway system of Tunis’s urban electric metro is described. The magnetic field is measured at different points inside and near the moving D.C. train. Measurement results are presented and analyzed. Analysis of measurement results shows that, within frequency range 100kHz-20MHz, the radiated magnetic field is coming from power electronic systems embedded on the train. In particular, choppers, D.C. motors and their connecting cables represent the most important emitting source of magnetic field in the D.C. tramway.

  5. Tests of modulated intensity small angle scattering in time of flight mode

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    Brandl, G. [Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany); Physik Department E21, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, James-Franck-Str., 85747 Garching (Germany); Lal, J. [Argonne National Laboratory, Materials Science Division, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Carpenter, J. [Argonne National Laboratory, Materials Science Division, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6477 (United States); Crow, L.; Robertson, L. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6477 (United States); Georgii, R., E-mail: Robert.Georgii@frm2.tum.de [Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany); Physik Department E21, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, James-Franck-Str., 85747 Garching (Germany); Boeni, P. [Physik Department E21, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, James-Franck-Str., 85747 Garching (Germany); Bleuel, M. [Technical University of Delft, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands)

    2012-03-01

    We report results of tests of the MISANS technique at the CG-1D beamline at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A chopper at 40 Hz simulated a pulsed neutron source at the beamline. A compact turn-key MISANS module operating with the pulsed beam was installed and a well characterized MnSi sample was tested. The feasibility of application of high magnetic fields at the sample position was also explored. These tests demonstrate the great potential of this technique, in particular for examining magnetic and depolarizing samples, under extreme sample environments at pulsed sources, such as the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) or the planned European Spallation Source (ESS).

  6. A new regional group of the lower paleolithic in Brittany (France), recently dated by electron spin resonance

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    Monnier, J.L.; Hinguant, S.; Gebhardt, A.; Marguerie, D.; Molines, N.; Morzadec, H. (Rennes-1 Univ., 35 (France)); Hallegouet, B. (Brest Univ., 29 (France)); Laurent, M.; Auguste, P.; Bahain, J.J.; Falgueres, C.; Yokoyama, Y. (Institut de Paleontologie, 75 - Paris (France))

    1994-07-07

    ESR dates obtained at Menez-Dregan 1 (Brittany, France) focus interest on this Lower Paleolithic site and demonstrate that the preserved anthropic combustion structures are among the oldest known in the world. It allows the dating not only of the little known 'Colombanian Group' (it is an 'archaic' original group characterized by many choppers and very few handaxes, different from the Acheulian), but also, for the first time, of the old beaches on the southern coast of Brittany. Preserved bone remains are also very infrequent in Palaeolithic sites of Western France. The dating of the paleolithic layer at the top of the third fossil beach can be connected with isotopic stage 11 or the beginning of isotopic stage 10; it shows that the age of the geological and archaeological layers of Menez-Dregan 1 is probably between 350.000 and 500.000 years.

  7. Low Voltage Ride-Through Capability Solutions for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Wind Generators

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    Victor F. Mendes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to the increasing number of wind power plants, several countries have modified their grid codes to include specific requirements for the connection of this technology to the power system. One of the requirements is the ride-through fault capability (RTFC, i.e., the system capability to sustain operation during voltage sags. In this sense, the present paper intends to investigate the behavior of a full-converter wind generator with a permanent magnet synchronous machine during symmetrical and asymmetrical voltage sags. Two solutions to improve the low voltage ride-through capability (LVRT of this technology are analyzed: discharging resistors (brake chopper and resonant controllers (RCs. The design and limitations of these solutions and the others proposed in the literature are discussed. Experimental results in a 34 kW test bench, which represents a scaled prototype of a real 2 MW wind conversion system, are presented.

  8. History and results of astro-nuclear experiment using Kyushu University tandem accelerator

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    4He+12C → 16O+γ reaction at Ecm = 0.3 MeV plays a crucial role in nuclear synthesis in stars, but measurement of the total reaction cross section has not been succeeded yet in spite of many experiments in the world for about 45 year. We have been preparing for the measurement for about 20 years using Kyushu University tandem accelerator facility. For this experiment we have developed many original instruments and tools, for example, a windowless He gas target, acceleration-deceleration operation of the tandem accelerator, a long-time chopper for reaction recoils, ΔE-E counter using an ionization chamber. Making many attempts and faults till the final goal is important. We succeeded in the measurement at 1.5 MeV first in the world, and we are now challenging the next measurement at 1.2 MeV. (author)

  9. A neutron guide installation status and its first performance test result at KAERI

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    Cho, S. J.; Cho, Y. G.; Lee, C. H.; Lee, K. H.; Kim, K. P.

    2011-04-01

    A neutron guide system that includes neutron guides, a main shutter, and a vacuum system was successfully installed at the HANARO research reactor of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) last year, and is now operating with 5 cold neutron instruments. The neutron flux and spectrum were measured by using gold wire and a disc chopper. The total measured neutron fluxes for various position are about 10-25% lower than the calculated fluxes, which is probably caused by neutron guide misalignment, larger gap between neutron guides, low reflectivity, imperfect cold neutron source data, and so on. But the measured neutron fluxes of the neutron guides are very high. The status of the neutron guide installation and its first performance test result is described in this paper.

  10. Beam-transport optimization for cold-neutron spectrometer

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    Nakajima Kenji

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the design of the beam-transport system (especially the vertical geometry for a cold-neutron disk-chopper spectrometer AMATERAS at J-PARC. Based on the elliptical shape, which is one of the most effective geometries for a ballistic mirror, the design was optimized to obtain, at the sample position, a neutron beam with high flux without serious degrading in divergence and spacial homogeneity within the boundary conditions required from actual spectrometer construction. The optimum focal point was examined. An ideal elliptical shape was modified to reduce its height without serious loss of transmission. The final result was adapted to the construction requirements of AMATERAS. Although the ideas studied in this paper are considered for the AMATERAS case, they can be useful also to other spectrometers in similar situations.

  11. A Survey of Control Issues in PMSG-Based Small Wind-Turbine Systems

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    Orlando, Natalia Angela; Liserre, Marco; Mastromauro, Rosa Anna;

    2013-01-01

    In the field of wind energy generation particular interest has been focused in recent years on distributed generation through small wind-turbines (power unit 200 kW) because of their limited size and lower environmental impact. The field of small generation was dominated by the use of asynchronous...... generators directly connected to the grid, while recently permanent magnet synchronous generators (PMSG) with power converter, either partially or fully controlled, became popular. This paper reviews the control issues related to these small wind-turbine systems: generator torque control, speed....../position estimation, pitch control, braking chopper control, dc/dc converter control, and grid converter control. Specific issues for small wind-turbines arise in the wind energy extraction optimization and limitation and in the innovative concept of “universal” wind-turbine operation, that leads these system...

  12. Some general reflections on open-quotes long pulseclose quotes neutron sources

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    A long pulse spallation neutron source (LPSS) having about 20 times more time average thermal flux than its short pulse counterpart (SPSS) at the same proton beam power and featuring a pronounced time structure not available on CW sources (CWNS) of equal time average flux can in principle host instruments typical for both classes of facilities. While the need for additional choppers introduces some restrictions on inverted time of flight techniques typical for SPSS and high incident neutron energies are not easier to use on LPSS than on CWNS, taking advantage of the pulsed nature of the neutron flux can enhance significantly the performance of direct time of flight instruments and of crystal spectrometers or diffractometers. In the paper some of the options are reviewed in a general manner and criteria are discussed which can be used to optimize the performance enhancement

  13. A new guide concept for a homogenous neutron beam without direct line of sight

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    Cussen, Leo D., E-mail: ldc_0@yahoo.com.au [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); ESS Design Update Programme (Germany); Krist, Thomas, E-mail: krist@helmholtz-berlin.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Lieutenant, Klaus, E-mail: klaus.lieutenant@helmholtz-berlin.de [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); ESS Design Update Programme (Germany)

    2015-03-21

    Neutron guide tubes are used to transport neutrons efficiently from the source to distant instruments. Ballistic neutron guides, which have an expanding section in the beginning and a contracting section in the end, reduce the total number of reflections and improve transport efficiency in long guides. Long pulse spallation sources like the European Spallation Source require very long guides. Challenges in ballistic guide design are imposed by the need for small virtual sources and the prevention of direct line of sight to the source, because both tend to produce inhomogeneous beam distributions, and the latter reduces transmission for short wavelengths. This article describes a novel ballistic guide design based on elliptic profiles. It incorporates a carefully positioned and angled kink to avoid line of sight to the source and a narrow point to position a chopper. This design reduces the number of reflections in long guides and improves transmission, especially at short wavelengths, compared to other solutions avoiding a direct line of sight.

  14. Molecular beam sampling system with very high beam-to-background ratio: The rotating skimmer concept

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    A novel method of reducing the background pressure in a vacuum system used for sampling a molecular beam from a high pressure region is presented. A triple differential pumping stage is constructed with a chopper with rotating skimmer within the first pumping stage, which serves effectively as a valve separating periodically the vacuum system from the ambient environment. The mass spectrometry measurement of the species in the molecular beam show an excellent beam-to-background ratio of 14 and a detection limit below 1 ppm. The potential of this method for detection of low density reactive species in atmospheric pressure plasmas is demonstrated for the detection of oxygen atoms generated in an atmospheric pressure microplasma source.

  15. The SOFIA Observatory at the Start of Routine Science Operations : Mission capabilities and performance

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    Temi, Pasquale; Young, Erick; Adams, Joseph D; Adams, Sybil; Andersson, B -G; Becklin, Eric E; Boogert, Adwin; Brewster, Rick; Burgh, Eric; Cobleigh, Brent R; Culp, Steven; De Buizer, Jim; Dunham, Edward W; Engfer, Christian; Ediss, Geoffrey; Fujieh, Maura; Grashuis, Randy; Gross, Michael; Harmon, Edward; Helton, Andrew; Hoffman, Douglas; Homan, Jeff; Hutwohl, Michael; Jakob, Holger; Jensen, Stephen C; Kaminski, Charles; Kozarsky, Daniel; Krabbe, Alfred; Klein, Randolf; Lammen, Yannick; Lampater, Ulrich; Latter, William B; Le, Jeanette; McKown, Nancy; Melchiorri, Riccardo; Meyer, Allan W; Miles, John; Miller, Walter E; Miller, Scott; Moore, Elizabeth; Nickison, Donald J; Opshaug, Kortney; Pfueller, Enrico; Radomski, James; Rasmussen, John; Reach, William; Reinacher, Andreas; Roellig, Thomas L; Sandell, Goran; Sankrit, Ravi; Savage, Maureen L; Shenoy, Sachindev; Schonfeld, Julie E; Shuping, Ralph Y; Smith, Erin C; Talebi, Ehsan; Teufel, Stefan; Tseng, Ting C; Vacca, William D; Vaillancourt, John; Van Cleve, Jeffrey E; Wiedemann, Manuel; Wolf, Jurgen; Zavala, Eddie; Zeile, Oliver; Zell, Peter T; Zinnecker, Hans

    2014-01-01

    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has recently concluded a set of engineering flights for Observatory performance evaluation. These in-flight opportunities are viewed as a first comprehensive assessment of the Observatory's performance and are used to guide future development activities, as well as to identify additional Observatory upgrades. Pointing stability was evaluated, including the image motion due to rigid-body and flexible-body telescope modes as well as possible aero-optical image motion. We report on recent improvements in pointing stability by using an active mass damper system installed on the telescope. Measurements and characterization of the shear layer and cavity seeing, as well as image quality evaluation as a function of wavelength have also been performed. Additional tests targeted basic Observatory capabilities and requirements, including pointing accuracy, chopper evaluation and imager sensitivity. This paper reports on the data collected during these flights ...

  16. Ceramic high temperature superconductor levitating motor with laser commutator

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    The design of a magnetically levitating motor using a ceramic high temperature superconductor with laser commutator is discussed. A YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7-δ high temperature superconductor with 25 mm diameter and 6 mm thickness is used to levitate a Nd-Fe-B magnet (19.0 mm diameter and 4.8 mm thickness) which is attached symmetrically to a 150 mm long graphite rod. A smaller magnet (5.5 mm diameter and 2.0 mm thickness) is attached at each end of the rod with the appropriate poles arrangements. A suitable laser beam chopper is used to optically drive a solenoid which repels the smaller magnets thus driving the motor. A simple and efficient liquid nitrogen supply system is designed to cool the superconductor. The stability of the bearing is provided by the flux pinning in this type-II superconductor. Some characteristics of the motor are discussed

  17. Two-dimensional tomographic terahertz imaging by homodyne self-mixing.

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    Mohr, Till; Breuer, Stefan; Giuliani, G; Elsäßer, Wolfgang

    2015-10-19

    We realize a compact two-dimensional tomographic terahertz imaging experiment involving only one photoconductive antenna (PCA) simultaneously serving as a transmitter and receiver of the terahertz radiation. A hollow-core Teflon cylinder filled with α-Lactose monohydrate powder is studied at two terahertz frequencies, far away and at a specific absorption line of the powder. This sample is placed between the antenna and a chopper wheel, which serves as back reflector of the terahertz radiation into the PCA. Amplitude and phase information of the continuous-wave (CW) terahertz radiation are extracted from the measured homodyne self-mixing (HSM) signal after interaction with the cylinder. The influence of refraction is studied by modeling the set-up utilizing ZEMAX and is discussed by means of the measured 1D projections. The tomographic reconstruction by using the Simultaneous Algebraic Reconstruction Technique (SART) allows to identify both object geometry and α-Lactose filling. PMID:26480382

  18. Plating pulse switching power based on a CPLD

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    This paper presents a method of using a CPLD to generate a PWM trigger pulse to a full bridge inverter and a chopper circuit. This method results in a very good high power and low voltage large current pulse plating power supply. A single-chip microcomputer is the core of the feedback control system. A fuzzy PID algorithm with SCM and CPLD complexes precisely controls the output voltage, allowing it to maintain a constant value. The system contains a protection circuit that detects output current and output voltage and can correct the system if it enters an over-current abnormal state, ensuring that the driving circuit can effectively drive the IGBT. The circuit is also protected by setting the inverter frequency and dead time of a digital PWM chip. This method for bidirectional pulse plating power supply digital control was verified to be correct and practicable by a Matlab software simulation

  19. Photovoltaic Power System with MPPT Functionality for a Small-Size Electric Vehicle

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    Jianming Xu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Electric vehicles are recognized as the best replacement of petrol vehicles in the future. However, there are several problems hampering their development, such as the short life span of batteries, poor performance of start-up, and a short driving range. In order to resolve these problems, a hybrid power system based on photovoltaic (PV cells, supercapacitors, and batteries is proposed. This paper focuses on PV cells using a maximum power point track (MPPT system based on a BUCK chopper circuit. Moreover, a novel MPPT algorithm named sectional variable step climbing (SVSC algorithm was proposed. To validate the proposed system, two main experiments have been done. The first experiment showed that the MPP of PV cells was tracked perfectly by use of this photovoltaic power system. The second one showed that the efficiency of SVSC was higher than two existing MPPT methods, the climbing algorithm and the open-circuit voltage (OCV algorithm.

  20. Basic Design Report of DC-TOF Inelastic Neutron Spectrometer

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    So, Ji Yong; Park, Je Geun; Moon, Myung Kook; Cho, Sang Jin; Choi, Yung Hyun; Lee, Chang Hee

    2006-04-15

    We made Basic designs of neutron guide, choppers, and detectors in order to optimize the design parameters of DC-TOF to be built in the HANARO Cold Neutron Guide Hall. In addition, we calculated the expected performance of DC-TOF using Monte Carlo simulations and evaluated the properties of neutron beam. Based on the results we obtained, we have compared the expected performance of the DC-TOF with those of existing instruments overseas. In conclusion, we believe that we will be able to construct the DC-TOF at HANARO as one of the best instruments of its kinds and it will become an invaluable instrument to researchers in the related field.

  1. Semiconductor device models for circuit simulation power electronics; Modeles de composants semiconducteurs pour la simulation des circuits en electronique de puissance

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    Berraies, M.O.

    1998-09-10

    In this thesis, an alternative strategy based on a regional approach to modeling and a new partition of the model library in the simulation is proposed. The main objective is to substitute for the usual concept of `one device, on model` that of an adaptable assembly of a limited number of submodels associated with well-identified regions of semiconductor structures. In other words, the library will only contain the primitive building-blocks of the power device models. This strategy guarantees the compatibility of the various semiconductor models in terms of physical concepts, validity domain, accuracy, homogeneity of parameter identification procedures, similarly of implementation in the simulator. This approach has been applied to PIN diodes and IGBTs for experimental validation. The next step consisted on the simulation of circuit involving several interacting devices. A simple IGBT/PIN diode chopper cell has been chosen. The results obtained compare well with experiment. This demonstrates the consistency of the proposed approach. (author) 43 refs.

  2. Practical Application of the AC Chopping PWM Control Timing%一种实用化的交流斩波PWM控制时序研究

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    雷鸣; 郭斌; 雷志勇

    2012-01-01

    针对交流斩波电路容易产生短路,电压过冲和过电流等问题,提出一种基于交流电压和交流电流过零检测的交流斩波控制方法.通过对不同性质负载的电压和电流的相位研究,使用对电压和电流过零信号进行滤波,调相和逻辑运算后使能交流斩波的方法,避开过零点附近振荡过零区域,避免主电路产生短路.通过对斩波电路拓扑和控制时序的研究,使用逐渐改 变PWM控制信号占空比的方法,实现电压软过度.通过实验检测,交流斩波调压电路实现了电压软过度的目的,并且不再出现短路,电压过冲和过电流现象.使用这种方法,从本质上解决了传统交流斩波电路中的短路,电压过冲和过电流现象,保证了交流斩波系统安全持久运行.%Short circuit,voltage overshoot and over current are liable to happen in an AC chopper. To solve these problems, an AC chopping PWM control method based on the AC voltage and AC current zero-crossing detection is proposed. Based on the analysis of the voltage and current phase of different loads,the method of voltage and current zero crossing signal filterring, phase modulation and logical operations which can realize AC chopping is used to keep away from the zero-crossing oscillations near the zero area,avoiding short circuit happening in the main circuit. Based on the study of the AC chopper topology and sequence control,the method for gradually changing the duty cycle of PWM control signal is used to achieve soft excessive, avoiding over shoot and over current happening in the main circuit. Through the experimental detection, the AC chopper realized voltage soft excessive with no short circuit, voltage overshoot and over current. By using this method,the traditional problems--AC chopper short circuit, voltage overshoot and over current can be solved essentially,ensuring AC chopping system's security and lasting operation.

  3. A Simulation-Based Study of Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus Pyramidal Cell Firing Patterns

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    Mohammad Reza Daliri

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available A two-variable integrate and fire model is presented to study the role of transient outward potassium currents in producing temporal aspects of dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN pyramidal cells with different profiles namely the chopper, the pauser and the buildup. This conductance based model is a reduced version of KM-LIF model (Meng & Rinzel, 2010 which captures qualitative firing features of a detailed physiological model (Kanold & Manis, 2000.For our development we benefit from transient potassium currents properties i.e.fast activation and slow inactivation to generate long latency before start of firing.We compare our minimal model outputs in response to a hyperpolarizing stimulus fallowed by a depolarizing one with the data of KM-LIF model.The results conform well to the KM-LIF model with lower complexity.

  4. Noise and mismatch optimization for capacitive MEMS readout

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    Zhang Chong; Wu Qisong; Yin Tao; Yang Haigang, E-mail: yanghg@mail.ie.ac.c [Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2009-11-15

    This paper presents a high precision CMOS readout circuit for a capacitive MEMS gyroscope. A continuous time topology is employed as well as the chopper noise cancelling technique. A detailed analysis of the noise and mismatch of the capacitive readout circuit is given. The analysis and measurement results have shown that thermal noise dominates in the proposed circuit, and several approaches should be used for both noise and mismatch optimization. The circuit chip operates under a single 5 V supply, and has a measured capacitance resolution of 0.2 aF/sq rootHz. With such a readout circuit, the gyroscope can accurately measure the angular rate with a sensitivity of 15.3 mV/{sup 0}/s. (semiconductor integrated circuits)

  5. Performance Analysis of Savonius Rotor Based Hydropower Generation Scheme with Electronic Load Controller

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    Rajen Pudur

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the performance of electronic load controller (ELC of asynchronous generator (AG coupled to an uncontrolled Savonius turbine and variable water velocity. An AC-DC-AC converter with a dc link capacitor is employed to maintain the required frequency. The ELC which is feeding a resistive dump load is connected in parallel with the generating system and the power consumption is varied through the duty cycle of the chopper. Gate triggering of ELC is accomplished through sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM by sensing the load current. A MATLAB/Simulink model of Savonius rotor, asynchronous generator, ELC, and three-phase load is presented. The proposed scheme is tested under various load conditions under varying water velocities and the performances are observed to be satisfactory.

  6. Attempt to visualize cavitation in nozzle chamber of diesel engine by neutron radiography

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    Preliminary experiment using neutron radiography was attempted on visualization of cavitation (= cold boiling) of fuel flow inside the metallic nozzle chamber of diesel engine. Fuel ejection from a diesel-engine nozzle is dependent on the cavitation conditions in fuel flow, subjective to pressure change, were studied using a cooled CCD camera with electric shutter open and with the help of a synchronous chopper for neutron beams which enables to observe visualized flow at 0.5 mm width nozzle chamber, 1 mm diameter sac chamber, and 0.2 mm diameter nozzle hole in a diesel engine. Each images could be obtained with short exposure time from 100 μs to 1 mx. (S. Ohno)

  7. Automation and environment of a sample of the modernized installation YuMO

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    New possibilities of the modernized installation YuMO due to automation of separate units are shown. Main unique devices due to modernization are presented. Advantages of the upgraded spectrometer are shown. The basic approaches to creation of control systems by executive mechanisms of spectrometers on the basis of their unification and standardization are formulated. Circuits of the block of management by step-by-step engines, the switchboard-amplifier of step-by-step motors, the circuit of the system of stabilization of the period and phase of the chopper, and the block diagram of the control system of executive mechanisms of the spectrometer YuMO are submitted. Main technical parameters of the basic original mechanical devices are given. (author)

  8. Proceedings of the workshop on 'possible scientific view from new neutron spectroscopy opportunities in J-PARC'

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    At Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) at J-PARC, three chopper spectrometers, AMATERAS, 4SEASONS and HRC have been constructed and a near-backscattering spectrometer, DNA is under construction. By combination of a high intensity neutron source at MLF and advanced technologies equipped, these spectrometers are expected to open new possibilities in scientific research using neutron inelastic and quasi-elastic scattering methods. In such circumstances, the workshop entitled 'Possible Scientific View from New Neutron Spectroscopy Opportunities in J-PARC' was held on 8-9, July 2009 at Ibaraki Quantum Beam Research Center. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the recent hot research topics and possible investigations utilizing the novel spectrometers at MLF in the wide range of the research field such as solid state physics, chemistry, material science, softmatter science, biology and industrial applications. This report includes abstracts and materials of the presentations in the workshop. (author)

  9. A Beat Frequency RF Modulator for Generation of Low Repetition Rate Electron Microbunches for the CEBAF Polarized Source

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    John Musson; Reza Kazimi; Benard Poelker; Joseph Grames; John Hansknecht

    2007-06-25

    Fiber-based drive lasers now produce all of the spin-polarized electron beams at CEBAF/Jefferson Lab. The flexibility of these drive lasers, combined with the existing three-beam CEBAF photoinjector Chopper, provides a means to implement a beat frequency technique to produce long time intervals between individual electron microbunches (tens of nanoseconds) by merely varying the nominal 499 MHz drive laser frequency by < 20%. This submission describes the RF Laser modulator that uses a divider and heterodyne scheme to maintain coherence with the accelerator Master Oscillator (MO), while providing delay resolution in increments of 2ns. Some possible uses for such a beam are discussed as well as intended future development.

  10. Low Emittance Growth in a LEBT with Un-Neutralized Section

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    Prost, Lionel [Fermilab; Carneiro, Jean-Paul [Fermilab; Shemyakin, Alexander [Fermilab

    2016-06-01

    In a Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT), the emittance growth due to the beam's own space charge is typically suppressed by way of neutralization from either electrons or ions, which originate from ionization of the background gas. In cases where the beam is chopped, the neutralization pattern changes throughout the beginning of the pulse, causing the Twiss parameters to differ significantly from their steady state values, which, in turn, may result in beam losses downstream. For a modest beam perveance, there is an alternative solution, in which the beam is kept un-neutralized in the portion of the LEBT that contains the chopper. The emittance can be nearly preserved if the transition to the un-neutralized section occurs where the beam exhibits low transverse tails. This report discusses the experimental realization of such a scheme at Fermilab's PXIE, where low beam emittance dilution was demonstrated

  11. Design and Development of DSP Controlled Filament Power Supply for 1 MW, 352.2 MHz Klystron

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    Akhilesh Tripathi# , M. K. Badapanda and P. R. Hannurkar

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A digitally controlled current regulated 20 V, 25 A dc power supply employing IGBT based chopper is developed as the filament power supply for 1 MW, 352.2 MHz, Thales make TH 2089 klystron amplifier. The filament of this klystron is floating at cathode voltage of -100 kV dc, hence this power supply is kept on a floated platform and isolated through a suitable HV isolation transformer. Control and protection of this power supply is implemented through Texas make TMS320F2812 digital signal processor (DSP and fibre optics based optical communication is adopted. Detailed simulation is carried out and a close match between simulated and experimental results was obtained, which are presented in this paper. The long term output current stability and peak to peak output current ripple of this power supply are found to be below 0.5 %

  12. Intelligent Microstepping System for Bipolar Stepper Motor Control with Step and Direction Interface

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    Alexandru Morar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a intelligent system for stepper motor control in a microstepping mode, which was designed and performed with a specialized integrated circuit (L292, made by SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics Company. With an interface and an adequate software, L292 circuit can be used as a chopper in 2 or 4 quadrant. The microstepping control system improves the positioning accuracy and eliminates low speed ripple and resonance effects in a stepper motor electric drive. The same microstepping system is ideal for robotics, printers, plotters, X-Y-Z tables and can facilitate the construction of very sophisticated positioning control systems while significantly reducing component cost, board space, design time and systems cost.

  13. A battery-powered high-current power supply for superconductors

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    Wake, M; Suda, K

    2002-01-01

    Since superconductors do not require voltages, a high-current power supply could run with low power if the voltage is sufficiently reduced. Even a battery-powered power supply could give as much as 2,000A for a superconductor. To demonstrate this hypothesis, a battery-powered 2,000A power supply was constructed. It uses an IGBT chopper and Schottky diode together with a specially arranged transformer to produce a high current with low voltage. Testing of 2,000A operation was performed for about 1.5 hr using 10 car batteries. Charging time for this operation was 8 hr. Ramping control was smooth and caused no trouble. Although the IGBT frequency ripple of 16.6 kHz was easily removed using a passive filter, spike noise remained in the output voltage. This ripple did not cause any trouble in operating a pancake-type inductive superconducting load. (author)

  14. Installation and first operation of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility injector at the Rokkasho site

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    Gobin, Raphael, E-mail: rjgobin@cea.fr; Bogard, Daniel; Bolzon, Benoit; Bourdelle, Gilles; Chauvin, Nicolas; Chel, Stéphane; Girardot, Patrick; Gomes, Adelino; Guiho, Patrice; Harrault, Francis; Loiseau, Denis; Lussignol, Yves; Misiara, Nicolas; Roger, Arnaud; Senée, Franck; Valette, Matthieu [Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, CEA/Saclay, DSM/IRFU, 91191 Gif/Yvette (France); Cara, Philippe; Duglué, Daniel; Gex, Dominique [Fusion for Energy, BFD Department, Garching (Germany); Okumura, Yoshikazu [IFMIF/EVEDA Project Team, Obuchi-Omotedate, 2-166, Rokkasho, Aomori (Japan); and others

    2016-02-15

    The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) linear IFMIF prototype accelerator injector dedicated to high intensity deuteron beam production has been designed, built, and tested at CEA/Saclay between 2008 and 2012. After the completion of the acceptance tests at Saclay, the injector has been fully sent to Japan. The re-assembly of the injector has been performed between March and May 2014. Then after the check-out phase, the production of the first proton beam occurred in November 2014. Hydrogen and deuteron beam commissioning is now in progress after having proceeded with the final tests on the entire injector equipment including high power diagnostics. This article reports the different phases of the injector installation pointing out the safety and security needs, as well as the first beam production results in Japan and chopper tests. Detailed operation and commissioning results (with H{sup +} and D{sup +} 100 keV beams) are reported in a second article.

  15. Special and innovative aspects of the GTC M2 drive mechanism

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    Garcia, Enrique; Zago, Lorenzo; Gallieni, Daniele

    2003-02-01

    The paper presents some special, innovative and technological aspects of the secondary mirror mechanism for the GTC 10.8-m telescope, such as: The dual control loop of the hexapod actuators, which provides the GTC M2 alignment system with an absolute accuracy better than a few microns, and a resolution as low as 200 nm. The particular design of the hexapod flexure joints, which ensures frictionless joints without backlash, while effectively limiting the travel of the hexapod to the desired range only. The locking devices, based on an original rotating cam principle, which ensure the safe locking of the M2 support to the hexapod lower plate when the chopper function is not utilized. CuBe flexure parts have been manufactured by Electrodischarge Machining (EDM), and heat treated for maximum strength and fatigue load. A systematic approach to the Reliability, Maintainability and Safety aspects, aimed at ensuring the operational feasibility of the mechanism along its life cycle.

  16. Statistical simulations of machine errors for LINAC4

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    Baylac, M; Froidefond, E; Sargsyan, E

    2006-01-01

    LINAC 4 is a normal conducting H- linac proposed at CERN to provide a higher proton flux to the CERN accelerator chain. It should replace the existing LINAC 2 as injector to the Proton Synchrotron Booster and can also operate in the future as the front end of the SPL, a 3.5 GeV Superconductingg Proton Linac. LINAC 4 consists of a Radio-Frequency Quadrupole, a chopper line, a Drift Tube Linac (DTL) and a Cell Coupled DTL all operating at 352 MHz and finally a Side Coupled Linac at 704 MHz. Beam dynamics was studied and optimized performing end-to-end simulations. This paper presents statistical simulations of machine errors which were performed in order to validate the proposed design.

  17. Study of the design of CSNS MEBT

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    OUYANG Hua-Fu; LIU Hua-Chang; FU Shi-Nian

    2009-01-01

    The design of CSNS MEBT has two objectives: (1) to match the beam both in the transversal direction and the longitudinal direction from RFQ into DTL; (2) to further chop the beam into the required time structure asked by RCS. It is very difficult and critical to control well the emittance growth and in the meantime to match and chop the beam. Firstly, the optical design is done and optimized, and the multi-particle simulations show that the maximum emittance growth is successfully controlled within 14%. Secondly, based on the different beam envelopes obtained by TRACE-3D and PARMELA, the least deflecting angle of the chopper is determined by TRACE-3D. At last, the field of steering magnet is determined through simulations.

  18. ACCELERATORS: Study of the design of CSNS MEBT

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    Ouyang, Hua-Fu; Liu, Hua-Chang; Fu, Shi-Nian

    2009-07-01

    The design of CSNS MEBT has two objectives: (1) to match the beam both in the transversal direction and the longitudinal direction from RFQ into DTL; (2) to further chop the beam into the required time structure asked by RCS. It is very difficult and critical to control well the emittance growth and in the meantime to match and chop the beam. Firstly, the optical design is done and optimized, and the multi-particle simulations show that the maximum emittance growth is successfully controlled within 14%. Secondly, based on the different beam envelopes obtained by TRACE-3D and PARMELA, the least deflecting angle of the chopper is determined by TRACE-3D. At last, the field of steering magnet is determined through simulations.

  19. Picosecond time-resolved laser pump/X-ray probe experiments using a gated single-photon-counting area detector

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    Ejdrup, T.; Lemke, H.T.; Haldrup, Martin Kristoffer;

    2009-01-01

    The recent developments in X-ray detectors have opened new possibilities in the area of time-resolved pump/probe X-ray experiments; this article presents the novel use of a PILATUS detector to achieve X-ray pulse duration limited time-resolution at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), USA. The capab......The recent developments in X-ray detectors have opened new possibilities in the area of time-resolved pump/probe X-ray experiments; this article presents the novel use of a PILATUS detector to achieve X-ray pulse duration limited time-resolution at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), USA...... limited time-resolution of 60 ps using the gated PILATUS detector. This is the first demonstration of X-ray pulse duration limited data recorded using an area detector without the use of a mechanical chopper array at the beamline....

  20. Short term Braking Capability during Power Interruptions for Integrated Matrix Converter-Motor Drives

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    Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2002-01-01

    The new trend in Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD) is to integrate the inverter and the motor into a single unit in order to reduce the production cost, the commissioning time and the physical size of the equipment. This last issue becomes more important, making the matrix converter topology more...... engages or to perform more effective a combined braking.This paper proposes a new method to provide short-term braking capability during a power outage for matrix converters. A braking chopper is needed in the clamp circuit, which allows for a drastically reduction of the capacitor size. The power flow...... in the clamp circuit may be reduced by increasing the harmonic content in the motor currents, which causes higher motor losses. Experiments prove the validity of the proposed method....

  1. Short term braking capability during power interruptions for integrated matrix converter

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    Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    The new trend in adjustable speed drives (ASD) is to integrate the inverter and the motor into a single unit in order to reduce the production cost, the commissioning time, and the physical size of the equipment. This last issue becomes more important, making the matrix converter topology more...... engages or to perform more effective a combined braking. This paper proposes a new method to provide short-term braking capability during a power outage for matrix converters. A braking chopper is needed in the clamp circuit, which allows for a drastically reduction of the capacitor size. The power flow...... in the clamp circuit may be reduced by increasing the harmonic content in the motor currents, which causes higher motor losses. Experiments prove the validity of the proposed method....

  2. Soft x-ray circular dichroism and scattering using a modulated elliptically polarizing wiggler and double synchronous detection

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    Sutherland, J.C.; Polewski, K.; Monteleone, D.C. [and others

    1998-01-23

    We have constructed an experimental station (beamline) at the National Synchrotron Light Source to measure circular dichroism (CD) using soft x-rays (250 {le} hv {le} 900 eV) from a time modulated elliptically polarizing wiggler. The polarization of the soft x-ray beam switches periodically between two opposite polarizations, hence permitting the use of phase-sensitive (lock-in) detection. While the wiggler can be modulated at frequencies up to 100 Hz, switching transients limit the actual practical frequency to {approx}25 Hz. With analog detection, switching transients are blocked by a chopper synchronized to the frequency and phase of the wiggler. The CD is obtained from the ratio of the signal recovered at the frequency of polarization modulation, f, to the average beam intensity, which is recovered by synchronous detection at frequency 2f.

  3. A Circadian and Cardiac Intraocular Pressure Sensor for Smart Implantable Lens.

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    Donida, Achille; Di Dato, Giuseppe; Cunzolo, Paolo; Sala, Marco; Piffaretti, Filippo; Orsatti, Paolo; Barrettino, Diego

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents a new system to measure the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) with very high accuracy (0.036 mbar) used for monitoring glaucoma. The system not only monitors the daily variation of the IOP (circadian IOP), but also allows to perform an spectral analysis of the pressure signal generated by the heartbeat (cardiac IOP). The system comprises a piezoresistive pressure sensor, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) to read out the sensor data and an external reader installed on customized glasses. The ASIC readout electronics combines chopping modulation with correlated double sampling (CDS) in order to eliminate both the amplifier offset and the chopper ripple at the sampling frequency. In addition, programmable current sources are used to compensate for the atmospheric pressure ( 800-1200 mbar ) and the circadian component (± 7 mbar) thus allowing to read out the very weak cardiac signals (± 1.6 mbar) with a maximum accuracy of 0.036 mbar.

  4. Recent Progress with the KWISP Force Sensor

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    Cantatore, G; Hoffmann, D.H.H.; Karuza, M.; Semertzidis, Y.K.; Zioutas, K.

    2015-01-01

    The KWISP opto-mechanical force sensor has been built and calibrated in the INFN Trieste optics laboratory and is now under off-beam commissioning at CAST. It is designed to detect the pressure exerted by a flux of solar Chameleons on a thin (100 nm) Si$_3$N$_4$ micromembrane thanks to their direct coupling to matter. A thermally-limited force sensitivity of $1.5 \\cdot 10^{-14}~\\mbox{N}/\\sqrt{\\mbox{Hz}}$, corresponding to $7.5 \\cdot 10^{-16}~\\mbox{m}/\\sqrt{\\mbox{Hz}}$ in terms of displacement, has been obtained. An originally developed prototype chameleon chopper has been used in combination with the KWISP force sensor to conduct preliminary searches for solar chamaleons.

  5. Enhancement of transient stability by fuzzy logic-controlled SMES considering communication delay

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    Ali, Mohd Hasan; Wu, Bin [Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, 245 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun [Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Changwon National University, Changwon, Gyeongnam 641-773 (Korea); Murata, Toshiaki; Tamura, Junji [Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, 165 Koen-cho, Kitami, Hokkaido 090-8507 (Japan)

    2009-09-15

    This paper presents a fuzzy logic-controlled superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) for the enhancement of transient stability in a multi-machine power system. The control scheme of SMES is based on a pulse width modulation (PWM) voltage source converter (VSC) and a two-quadrant DC-DC chopper using gate-turn-off (GTO) thyristor. Total kinetic energy deviation (TKED) of the synchronous generators is used as the fuzzy input for SMES control. Communication delays introduced in online calculation of the TKED are considered for the actual analysis of transient stability. Global positioning system (GPS) is proposed for the practical implementation of the calculation of the TKED. Simulation results of balanced fault at different points in a multi-machine power system show that the proposed fuzzy logic-controlled SMES is an effective device for transient stability enhancement of multi-machine power system. Moreover, the transient stability performance is effected by the communication delay. (author)

  6. Calculation of slip energy recovery induction motor drive behavior using the equivalent circuit

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    Pillay, P. (Univ. of New Orleans, LA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Refoufi, L. (Inst. National D' Electricite et d' Electronique, Boumerdes (Algeria))

    A transformer-type equivalent circuit model for the calculation of the steady state performance of a slip energy recovery induction motor drive with a step down chopper in the dc link is described. Experimental data of rms currents, power, reactive power and overall efficiency satisfactorily correlate with calculations over most of the operating speed range. Also, detailed calculations of rotor, stator and supply harmonic currents due to the rectifier and inverter actions are performed using the conventional version of the equivalent circuit. The computed and measured instantaneous current waveforms show satisfactory agreement except at a slip of 1/6 where significant deviations appear. This effect is adequately catered for by using a more rigorous model.

  7. Growth and properties of CuAlSe{sub 2} single crystals

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    Bodnar, I.V. [Belarussian State Univ., Minsk (Belarus)

    1994-09-01

    The compound CuAlSe{sub 2} is one of the A{sup I}B{sup III}C{sup VI}{sub 2} ternary compounds that crystallize in the chalcopyrite structure (sp. gr. D{sup 12}{sub 2d} - I{bar 4}2m). Given that CuAlSe{sub 2} exhibits birefringence and an optical isotropy point (the intersection point of the dispersion curves for ordinary n{sub o} and extraordinary n{sub e} indices), it is considered as a promising material for producing electro-optic choppers and narrow-band visible/near-IR filters. Up to now, there have been no reports on growth of high-quality CuAlSe{sub 2} single crystals by the Bridgman technique. Therefore, the purpose of this work was to grow high-quality crystals of CuAlSe{sub 2} and to study their properties.

  8. Testing and evaluation of an alcohol production facility utilizing potatoes as a feedstock. Final report

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    Kuby, W.; Nackord, S.; Wyss, W.

    1984-05-01

    This study presents the sampling and analysis results for the characterization of liquid effluents and solid residuals from a culled potato feedstock process for the production of ethanol for use as fuel. The facility tested produces approximately 1 million gallons per year of ethanol and is located in eastern Idaho. Liquid and solid samples were taken throughout the process from the following locations: sluice/flume water, chopper product, makeup water, cooker product, fermenter product, beer tank, stillage, interim and final product, washwater, fuel oil, bath and 'Sparkle' bath. Analytical results for the ethanol plant effluents include: ethanol and sugar content, conventional parameters, metals, cyanide, phenols, nutrients, oil and grease, priority pollutant organics, and selected pesticides. The most significant characteristics of concern were the BOD and COD levels.

  9. The design of the inelastic neutron scattering mode for the Extreme Environment Diffractometer with the 26 T High Field Magnet

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    Bartkowiak, Maciej, E-mail: maciej.bartkowiak@helmholtz-berlin.de; Stüßer, Norbert; Prokhnenko, Oleksandr

    2015-10-11

    The Extreme Environment Diffractometer is a neutron time-of-flight instrument, designed to work with a constant-field hybrid magnet capable of reaching fields over 26 T, unprecedented in neutron science; however, the presence of the magnet imposes both spatial and technical limitations on the surrounding instrument components. In addition to the existing diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering modes, the instrument will operate also in an inelastic scattering mode, as a direct time-of-flight spectrometer. In this paper we present the Monte Carlo ray-tracing simulations, the results of which illustrate the performance of the instrument in the inelastic-scattering mode. We describe the focussing neutron guide and the chopper system of the existing instrument and the planned design for the instrument upgrade. The neutron flux, neutron spatial distribution, divergence distribution and energy resolution are calculated for standard instrument configurations.

  10. A Novel MPPT Control Method of Thermoelectric Power Generation with Single Sensor

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    Tadashi Sakaguchi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT control method of thermoelectric power generation for the constant load. This paper reveals the characteristics and the internal resistance of thermoelectric power module (TM. Analyzing the thermoelectric power generation system with boost chopper by state space averaging method, the output voltage and current of TM are estimated by with only single current sensor. The proposed method can seek without calculating the output power of TM in this proposed method. The basic principle of the proposed MPPT control method is discussed, and then confirmed by digital computer simulation using PSIM. Simulation results demonstrate that the output voltage can track the maximum power point voltage by the proposed MPPT control method. The generated power of the TM is 0.36 W when the temperature difference is 35 °C. This is well accorded with the V-P characteristics.

  11. Installation and first operation of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility injector at the Rokkasho site

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    Gobin, Raphael; Bogard, Daniel; Bolzon, Benoit; Bourdelle, Gilles; Chauvin, Nicolas; Chel, Stéphane; Girardot, Patrick; Gomes, Adelino; Guiho, Patrice; Harrault, Francis; Loiseau, Denis; Lussignol, Yves; Misiara, Nicolas; Roger, Arnaud; Senée, Franck; Valette, Matthieu; Cara, Philippe; Duglué, Daniel; Gex, Dominique; Okumura, Yoshikazu; Marcos Ayala, Juan; Knaster, Juan; Marqueta, Alvaro; Kasugai, Atsushi; O'Hira, Shigeru; Shinto, Katsuhiro; Takahashi, Hiroki

    2016-02-01

    The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) linear IFMIF prototype accelerator injector dedicated to high intensity deuteron beam production has been designed, built, and tested at CEA/Saclay between 2008 and 2012. After the completion of the acceptance tests at Saclay, the injector has been fully sent to Japan. The re-assembly of the injector has been performed between March and May 2014. Then after the check-out phase, the production of the first proton beam occurred in November 2014. Hydrogen and deuteron beam commissioning is now in progress after having proceeded with the final tests on the entire injector equipment including high power diagnostics. This article reports the different phases of the injector installation pointing out the safety and security needs, as well as the first beam production results in Japan and chopper tests. Detailed operation and commissioning results (with H+ and D+ 100 keV beams) are reported in a second article.

  12. Inelastic neutron scattering and lattice dynamics of GaPO4

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    R Mittal; S L Chaplot; A I Kolesnikov; C-K Loong; O D Jayakumar; S K Kulshreshtha

    2004-08-01

    We report here measurements of phonon spectrum and lattice dynamical calculations for GaPO4. The measurements in low-cristobalite phase of GaPO4 are carried out using high-resolution medium-energy chopper spectrometer at ANL, USA in the energy transfer range 0–160 meV. Semiempirical interatomic potential in GaPO4, previously determined using ab-initio calculations have been widely used in studying the phase transitions among various polymorphs. The calculated phonon spectrum using the available potential show fair agreement with the experimental data. However, the agreement between the two is improved by including the polarisability of the oxygen atoms in the framework of the shell model. The lattice dynamical models are also exploited for calculations of various thermodynamic properties of GaPO4.

  13. BioCARS: a synchrotron resource for time-resolved X-ray science

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    BioCARS, a NIH-supported national user facility for macromolecular time-resolved X-ray crystallography at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), has recently completed commissioning of an upgraded undulator-based beamline optimized for single-shot laser-pump X-ray-probe measurements with time resolution as short as 100 ps. The source consists of two in-line undulators with periods of 23 and 27 mm that together provide high-flux pink-beam capability at 12 keV as well as first-harmonic coverage from 6.8 to 19 keV. A high-heat-load chopper reduces the average power load on downstream components, thereby preserving the surface figure of a Kirkpatrick-Baez mirror system capable of focusing the X-ray beam to a spot size of 90 (micro)m horizontal by 20 (micro)m vertical. A high-speed chopper isolates single X-ray pulses at 1 kHz in both hybrid and 24-bunch modes of the APS storage ring. In hybrid mode each isolated X-ray pulse delivers up to ∼4 x 1010 photons to the sample, thereby achieving a time-averaged flux approaching that of fourth-generation X-FEL sources. A new high-power picosecond laser system delivers pulses tunable over the wavelength range 450-2000 nm. These pulses are synchronized to the storage-ring RF clock with long-term stability better than 10 ps RMS. Monochromatic experimental capability with Biosafety Level 3 certification has been retained.

  14. Design of Power Conditioning System in Superconducting Magnetic Energy System Based on Voltage Source Converter%基于VSC的超导储能装置中功率调节系统的设计

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    张金良; 周博曦; 卞秋野

    2013-01-01

      针对超导储能装置中基于电压源型变流器的功率调节系统,给出了基于电压源型变流器(VSC)和斩波器(Chopper)的超导储能(SMES)装置功率调节系统(PCS)的主电路拓扑结构和使用占空比表达的PCS低频数学模型,提出了使用非线性变换实现状态方程线性化的方法,通过状态方程的线性化实现有功功率、无功功率及直流侧电压解耦控制的系统设计。Matlab/Simulink环境下系统仿真结果表明,设计的PCS系统控制器对阶跃和正弦波功率指令具有很强的跟踪能力,且直流侧电压有很强的抗干扰能力。%Aiming at the power conditioning system (PCS) in the superconducting magnetic energy system (SMES) based on volt-age source converter (VSC), this paper gave the main circuit structure of PCS in the SMES based on the VSC and Chopper, as well as the low-frequency mathematical model of PCS which is expressed in the functions of duty ratio. The non-linear transformation was used to linearize state equations to realize the decoupled control between active power, reactive power and DC voltage. The simulated results in Simulink of Matlab showed that the designed PCS has perfect performance in tracing power orders in the form of step and sine waves with strong anti-jamming ability for voltage at DC side.

  15. A NoveI Soft-switching BUCK Converter%一种新型软开关 BUCK变换器

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    刘吉星; 沈锦飞

    2014-01-01

    磁耦合谐振式无线电能传输采用直流斩波调压控制传输功率,传统的直流斩波电路开关损耗大,因此提出了一种新型的软开关BUCK变换器的改进电路,在电路中添加耦合电感、辅助电感和二极管,可以实现零电流开通和零电压关断。变换器结构简单,便于控制。介绍了电路工作原理和过程,设计了电路参数,进行了仿真和实验研究,最后给出了仿真和实验波形。%The magnetically coupled resonant wireless power transmission adopts DC chopper control over transmission power,while traditional DC chopper circuit switching has a high loss.This paper presents an improved circuit for a novel soft-switching BUCK DC-DC converter,where a coupled inductor,auxiliary inductor and diode are added to realize zero current switching-on and zero voltage switching-off.The converter has a simple structure and is easy to control.Furthermore,the paper describes the working principle and process of the circuit,designs circuit parameters,completes simulation and experimental research,and finally gives simulation and test waveforms.

  16. Neutron Scattering Experiment Automation with Python

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    The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory currently holds the Guinness World Record as the world most powerful pulsed spallation neutron source. Neutrons scattered off atomic nuclei in a sample yield important information about the position, motions, and magnetic properties of atoms in materials. A neutron scattering experiment usually involves sample environment control (temperature, pressure, etc.), mechanical alignment (slits, sample and detector position), magnetic field controllers, neutron velocity selection (choppers) and neutron detectors. The SNS Data Acquisition System (DAS) consists of real-time sub-system (detector read-out with custom electronics, chopper interface), data preprocessing (soft real-time) and a cluster of control and ancillary PCs. The real-time system runs FPGA firmware and programs running on PCs (C++, LabView) typically perform one task such as motor control and communicate via TCP/IP networks. PyDas is a set of Python modules that are used to integrate various components of the SNS DAS system. It enables customized automation of neutron scattering experiments in a rapid and flexible manner. It provides wxPython GUIs for routine experiments as well as IPython command line scripting. Matplotlib and numpy are used for data presentation and simple analysis. We will present an overview of SNS Data Acquisition System and PyDas architectures and implementation along with the examples of use. We will also discuss plans for future development as well as the challenges that have to be met while maintaining PyDas for 20+ different scientific instruments.

  17. 一种新型软开关 BUCK变换器%A NoveI Soft-switching BUCK Converter

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    刘吉星; 沈锦飞

    2014-01-01

    磁耦合谐振式无线电能传输采用直流斩波调压控制传输功率,传统的直流斩波电路开关损耗大,因此提出了一种新型的软开关BUCK变换器的改进电路,在电路中添加耦合电感、辅助电感和二极管,可以实现零电流开通和零电压关断。变换器结构简单,便于控制。介绍了电路工作原理和过程,设计了电路参数,进行了仿真和实验研究,最后给出了仿真和实验波形。%The magnetically coupled resonant wireless power transmission adopts DC chopper control over transmission power,while traditional DC chopper circuit switching has a high loss.This paper presents an improved circuit for a novel soft-switching BUCK DC-DC converter,where a coupled inductor,auxiliary inductor and diode are added to realize zero current switching-on and zero voltage switching-off.The converter has a simple structure and is easy to control.Furthermore,the paper describes the working principle and process of the circuit,designs circuit parameters,completes simulation and experimental research,and finally gives simulation and test waveforms.

  18. 基于VO2薄膜非致冷红外探测器光电响应研究%INFRARED RESPONSIVITY OF UNCOOLED VO2-BASED THIN FILMS BOLOMETER

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    陈长虹; 易新建; 熊笔锋

    2001-01-01

    VO2 thin films are used for uncooled microbolometer due to their high temperature coefficient of resistance.In this paper,on the basis of fabricating the uncooled bolometer based on VO2 sputtered thin films,the responsivity for the spectral range of 8 - 12μm region dependence on bias current and chopper frequency is studied.The result indicates that the responsivity is over 17kV/W and up to 10kV/W at a chopper frequency of 10 and 30Hz,respectively.The device having a detectivity D* of exceeding 1.0 × 108 cm Hz/W and a thermal time constant of 0.011 seconds has been realized.%VO2薄膜是非致冷微测辐射热红外探测器热敏电阻材料。研究中应用微电子工艺制备了VO2溅射薄膜红外探测器,在296K的环境中测试了该探测器在不同的直流偏置、光调制频率下对873K标准黑体源8—12μm红外辐射的光电响应以及器件的噪声电压,在10和30Hz的调制频率下其响应率分别大于17kV/W和接近10kV/W。该探测器实现了探测率D*大于1.0×108cm Hz/W,热时间常量为0.011s的8-12μm非致冷红外探测。

  19. Pid Plus Fuzzy Logic Controller Based Electronic Load Controller For Self Exited Induction Generator.

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    S.Swathi,

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the electronic load controller for self exited induction generator using PID plus fuzzy logic controller. The self-excited induction generators (SEIGs are considered to be well suited for generating electricity by means of conventional energy sources and for supplying electrical energy in remote and rural areas. Induction generators have many advantages such as cost, reduced maintenance, rugged, and simple construction, brushless rotor (squirrel cage. A three phase induction generator can be operated on a delta connection for supplying single phase loads. The main disadvantage of SEIG has is that it poor voltage regulation, and its value depends on the prime mover speed, capacitance, load current and power factor of the load. The electronic load controller (ELC can be used for maintaining constant voltage and frequency of SEIG with variable consumer load driven by constant prime mover. This paper presents the simulation design and implementation of ELC using fuzzy logic method for an SEIG feeding single-phase load. The ELC consist of a rectifier, IGBT as a chopper switch, PI controller, voltage sensor, and resistive dump load in which power consumption was varied through the duty cycle of the chopper. However an ELC consist of electronics system, in general, has complex nonlinear model with parameter variation problem, and the control need to be very fast. The fuzzy logic based controller gives nonlinear control with fast response and virtually no overshoot. The simulation of ELC for self exited induction generator is carried out on MATLAB/SIMULINK. By this proposed ELC using FLC for SEIG we can maintain the constant voltage and frequency of SEIG with variable consumer load.

  20. Catenary DC Ice-Melting Technology and Device Development of Electrified Railway%电气化铁路接触网直流融冰技术及装置研制

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    敬华兵; 年晓红

    2012-01-01

    The icing of traction network seriously affects the normal operation of trunk railway. The characteristics of catenary ice-melting are described. The regulated method of ice-melting current and voltage be changed with the thickness of ice and the distance of the ice-melting line is discussed. A new ice-melting circuit topology witch based on power unit chopper cascaded is proposed. Equivalent circuit of this device with parallel input and output series is promoted, and the control methods of multiple rectifier is analysised. The input harmonic and power factor of phase dislocation four-quadrant rectifier is studied. The control method of chopper tolerant-phase output of cascaded power units is put forword. The working state of the circuit is analysised.The relationship of cascaded power unit voltage balance control principle, chopper output duty cycle, and capacitor voltage are studied and simulated. The high power experimental prototype is designed and full power experimental is completed with short of voltage feedback method. The results show that this ice-melting circuit has steady output voltage with low input harmonic content.It will do little influence on electric network, and can be aoolied to engineering oractice effectively.%铁路牵引网覆冰会严重影响铁路干线的正常运行,本文阐述了接触网融冰的特点,论述了融冰电流、电压随距离和覆冰厚度的调节方法,提出了新型功率单元斩波级联全控整流融冰电路拓扑,推出了该融冰装置的并联输入串联输出(IPOC)等效电路。分析了输入侧多重整流控制的方式,对四象限错相整流的输入谐波及功率因数控制进行了探讨,提出了级联功率单元的斩波错相输出控制方法,分析了电路的工作状态。研究了级联功率单元的均压控制原则以及斩波输出占空比与电容电压的关系,并进行了仿真研究。在此基础上设计了大功率实验样机

  1. A Novel Infrared Gas Monitor

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    Wang, Yingding; Zhong, Hongjie

    2000-03-01

    In the paper a novel non-dispersive infrared(IR) gas monitor is described.It is based on the principle that certain gases absorb IR radiation at specific(and often unique) wavelengths.Conventional devices typically include several primary components:a broadband source, usually an incandescent filament,a rotating chopper shutter,a narrow-band filter,a sample tube and a detector. We have developed a number of IR light emitting diodes(LED) having narrow optical bandwidths and which can be intensity modulated by electrical means,for example InAsSbP(4.2 micron)LED.The IR LED can thus replace the thermal source,narrow-band filter and chopper assembly of the conventional IR gas monitor,yielding a solid state,low- powered,compact and almost maintenance-free instrument with high sensitivity and stability and which free of the effects of mechanical vibration too. The detector used in the IR gas monitor is the solid-state detector,such as PbS,PbSe, InSb,HgCdTe,TGS,LT and PZT detector etc. The different configuration of the IR gas monitor is designed.For example,two-path version for measuring methane concentration by monitoring the 3.31 micron absorption band,it can eliminate the interference effects,such as to compensate for LED intensity changes caused by power and temperature variations,and for signal fluctuations due to changes in detector bias. we also have designed portable single-beam version without the sample tube.Its most primary advantage is very cheap(about cost USD 30 ).It measures carbon dioxide concentration by monitoring the 4.25 micron absorption band.Thought its precisions is low,it is used to control carbon dioxide concentration in the air in the green houses and plastic houses(there are about twenty millon one in the China).Because more carbon dioxide will increase the quanity of vegetable and flower production to a greatextent. It also is used in medical,sanitary and antiepidemic applications,such as hospital, store,hotel,cabin and ballroom etc. Key words

  2. A survey of silage management practices on California dairies.

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    Heguy, J M; Meyer, D; Silva-del-Río, N

    2016-02-01

    The aim of the present study was to gather baseline information on corn silage-management practices to develop an outreach curriculum for dairy producers and growers. In spring 2013, dairy producers in the San Joaquin Valley (California) were surveyed on their silage-management practices. Response rate was 14.5% (n=160) and herd size averaged 1,512 milking cows. Harvest date was set solely by the dairy producer (53.4%) or with the assistance of the crop manager, custom chopper, or nutritionist (23.3%). On some dairies (23.3%), the dairy producer delegated the harvest date decision. Most dairies (75.0%) estimated crop dry matter before harvest, and the preferred method was milk line evaluation. Dairy producers were mostly unfamiliar with harvest rate but the number [1 (35.9%), 2 (50.3%), or 3 to 5 (13.8%)] and size [6-row (17.7%), 8-row (67.3%), or 10-row (15.0%)] of choppers working simultaneously was reported. Most dairies used a single packing tractor (68.8%) and weighed every load of fresh chopped corn delivered to the silage pit (62%). During harvest, dry matter (66.9%), particle length (80.4%), and kernel processing (92.5%) were monitored. Most dairies completed filling their largest silage structure in less than 3 d (48.5%) or in 4 to 7 d (30.9%). Silage covering was completed no later than 7 2h after structure completion in all dairies, and was often completed within 24 h (68.8%). Packed forage was covered as filled in 19.6% of dairies. Temporary covers were used on some dairies (51.0%), with filling durations of 1 to 60 d. When temporary covers were not used, structures were filled in no more than 15 d. After structure closure, silage feedout started in 1 to 3 wk (44.4%), 4 to 5 wk (31.4%), or 8 or more wk (24.2%). Future considerations included increasing the silage storage area (55.9%), increasing the number of packing tractors (37.0%), planting brown mid-rib varieties (34.4%), buying a defacer to remove silage (33.1%), and creating drive-over piles (32

  3. A survey of silage management practices on California dairies.

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    Heguy, J M; Meyer, D; Silva-del-Río, N

    2016-02-01

    The aim of the present study was to gather baseline information on corn silage-management practices to develop an outreach curriculum for dairy producers and growers. In spring 2013, dairy producers in the San Joaquin Valley (California) were surveyed on their silage-management practices. Response rate was 14.5% (n=160) and herd size averaged 1,512 milking cows. Harvest date was set solely by the dairy producer (53.4%) or with the assistance of the crop manager, custom chopper, or nutritionist (23.3%). On some dairies (23.3%), the dairy producer delegated the harvest date decision. Most dairies (75.0%) estimated crop dry matter before harvest, and the preferred method was milk line evaluation. Dairy producers were mostly unfamiliar with harvest rate but the number [1 (35.9%), 2 (50.3%), or 3 to 5 (13.8%)] and size [6-row (17.7%), 8-row (67.3%), or 10-row (15.0%)] of choppers working simultaneously was reported. Most dairies used a single packing tractor (68.8%) and weighed every load of fresh chopped corn delivered to the silage pit (62%). During harvest, dry matter (66.9%), particle length (80.4%), and kernel processing (92.5%) were monitored. Most dairies completed filling their largest silage structure in less than 3 d (48.5%) or in 4 to 7 d (30.9%). Silage covering was completed no later than 7 2h after structure completion in all dairies, and was often completed within 24 h (68.8%). Packed forage was covered as filled in 19.6% of dairies. Temporary covers were used on some dairies (51.0%), with filling durations of 1 to 60 d. When temporary covers were not used, structures were filled in no more than 15 d. After structure closure, silage feedout started in 1 to 3 wk (44.4%), 4 to 5 wk (31.4%), or 8 or more wk (24.2%). Future considerations included increasing the silage storage area (55.9%), increasing the number of packing tractors (37.0%), planting brown mid-rib varieties (34.4%), buying a defacer to remove silage (33.1%), and creating drive-over piles (32

  4. A user configurable data acquisition and signal processing system for high-rate, high channel count applications

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    Salim, Arwa, E-mail: arwa.salim@eee.strath.ac.uk [University of Strathclyde, Scotland (United Kingdom); Crockett, Louise [University of Strathclyde, Scotland (United Kingdom); McLean, John; Milne, Peter [D-TACQ Solutions, Scotland (United Kingdom)

    2012-12-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The development of a new digital signal processing platform is described. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The system will allow users to configure the real-time signal processing through software routines. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The architecture of the DRUID system and signal processing elements is described. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A prototype of the DRUID system has been developed for the digital chopper-integrator. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The results of acquisition on 96 channels at 500 kSamples/s per channel are presented. - Abstract: Real-time signal processing in plasma fusion experiments is required for control and for data reduction as plasma pulse times grow longer. The development time and cost for these high-rate, multichannel signal processing systems can be significant. This paper proposes a new digital signal processing (DSP) platform for the data acquisition system that will allow users to easily customize real-time signal processing systems to meet their individual requirements. The D-TACQ reconfigurable user in-line DSP (DRUID) system carries out the signal processing tasks in hardware co-processors (CPs) implemented in an FPGA, with an embedded microprocessor ({mu}P) for control. In the fully developed platform, users will be able to choose co-processors from a library and configure programmable parameters through the {mu}P to meet their requirements. The DRUID system is implemented on a Spartan 6 FPGA, on the new rear transition module (RTM-T), a field upgrade to existing D-TACQ digitizers. As proof of concept, a multiply-accumulate (MAC) co-processor has been developed, which can be configured as a digital chopper-integrator for long pulse magnetic fusion devices. The DRUID platform allows users to set options for the integrator, such as the number of masking samples. Results from the digital integrator are presented for a data acquisition system with 96 channels simultaneously acquiring data

  5. The Neutron Spectrum in a Uranium Tube

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    A series of experimental and theoretical investigations on neutron spectra in lattice cells has been started at the reactor R1. This report gives the results from the first one of these cells - one with a tube of natural -uranium surrounded by heavy water. In the measurements the cell was placed in the central, vertical channel of the reactor. The neutron spectrum from a lead scatterer in the uranium tube - outer diameter 49.2 mm, inner diameter 28.3 mm - was measured with a fast chopper in the energy region 0.01 to 100 eV. Subsidiary measurements indicated that the spectrum in the beam from the lead piece corresponds to the spectrum of the angular flux integrated over all angles. This correspondence is important for the interpretation of the experimental data. The thermal part of the spectrum was found to deviate significantly from a Maxwellian. However, the deviation is not very large, and one could use a Maxwellian, at least to give a rough idea of the hardness of the spectrum. For the present tube the temperature of this Maxwellian was estimated as 90 to 100 deg C above the moderator temperature (33 deg C). In the joining region the rise of the spectrum towards the thermal part is slower than for the cell boundary spectrum, measured earlier. In the epithermal region the limited resolution of the chopper has affected the measurements at the energies of the uranium resonances. However, the shape of the spectrum on the flanks of the first resonance in 238U (6.68 eV) has been obtained accurately. In the theoretical treatment the THERMOS code with a free gas scattering model has been used. The energy region was 3.06 - 0.00025 eV. The agreement with the measurements is good for the thermal part - possibly the theoretical spectrum is a little softer than the experimental one. In the joining region the results from THERMOS are comparatively high - probably due to the scattering model used

  6. Generation of thermo-acoustic waves from pulsed solar/IR radiation

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    Rahman, Aowabin

    Acoustic waves could potentially be used in a wide range of engineering applications; however, the high energy consumption in generating acoustic waves from electrical energy and the cost associated with the process limit the use of acoustic waves in industrial processes. Acoustic waves converted from solar radiation provide a feasible way of obtaining acoustic energy, without relying on conventional nonrenewable energy sources. One of the goals of this thesis project was to experimentally study the conversion of thermal to acoustic energy using pulsed radiation. The experiments were categorized into "indoor" and "outdoor" experiments, each with a separate experimental setup. The indoor experiments used an IR heater to power the thermo-acoustic lasers and were primarily aimed at studying the effect of various experimental parameters on the amplitude of sound waves in the low frequency range (below 130 Hz). The IR radiation was modulated externally using a chopper wheel and then impinged on a porous solid, which was housed inside a thermo-acoustic (TA) converter. A microphone located at a certain distance from the porous solid inside the TA converter detected the acoustic signals. The "outdoor" experiments, which were targeted at TA conversion at comparatively higher frequencies (in 200 Hz-3 kHz range) used solar energy to power the thermo-acoustic laser. The amplitudes (in RMS) of thermo-acoustic signals obtained in experiments using IR heater as radiation source were in the 80-100 dB range. The frequency of acoustic waves corresponded to the frequency of interceptions of the radiation beam by the chopper. The amplitudes of acoustic waves were influenced by several factors, including the chopping frequency, magnitude of radiation flux, type of porous material, length of porous material, external heating of the TA converter housing, location of microphone within the air column, and design of the TA converter. The time-dependent profile of the thermo-acoustic signals

  7. Boost Converters for Gas Electric and Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    McKeever, JW

    2005-06-16

    Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are driven by at least two prime energy sources, such as an internal combustion engine (ICE) and propulsion battery. For a series HEV configuration, the ICE drives only a generator, which maintains the state-of-charge (SOC) of propulsion and accessory batteries and drives the electric traction motor. For a parallel HEV configuration, the ICE is mechanically connected to directly drive the wheels as well as the generator, which likewise maintains the SOC of propulsion and accessory batteries and drives the electric traction motor. Today the prime energy source is an ICE; tomorrow it will very likely be a fuel cell (FC). Use of the FC eliminates a direct drive capability accentuating the importance of the battery charge and discharge systems. In both systems, the electric traction motor may use the voltage directly from the batteries or from a boost converter that raises the voltage. If low battery voltage is used directly, some special control circuitry, such as dual mode inverter control (DMIC) which adds a small cost, is necessary to drive the electric motor above base speed. If high voltage is chosen for more efficient motor operation or for high speed operation, the propulsion battery voltage must be raised, which would require some type of two-quadrant bidirectional chopper with an additional cost. Two common direct current (dc)-to-dc converters are: (1) the transformer-based boost or buck converter, which inverts a dc voltage, feeds the resulting alternating current (ac) into a transformer to raise or lower the voltage, and rectifies it to complete the conversion; and (2) the inductor-based switch mode boost or buck converter [1]. The switch-mode boost and buck features are discussed in this report as they operate in a bi-directional chopper. A benefit of the transformer-based boost converter is that it isolates the high voltage from the low voltage. Usually the transformer is large, further increasing the cost. A useful feature

  8. The System of the Calibration for Visibility Measurement Instrument Under the Atmospheric Aerosol Simulation Environment

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    Shu Zhifeng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Visibility is one of the most important parameters for meteorological observation and numerical weather prediction (NWP.It is also an important factor in everyday life, mainly for surface and air traffic especially in the Aeronautical Meteorology. The visibility decides the taking off and landing of aircraft. If the airport visibility is lower than requirement for aircraft taking off stipulated by International Civil Aviation Administration, then the aircraft must be parked at the airport. So the accurate measurement of visibility is very important. Nowadays, many devices can be measured the visibility or meteorological optical range (MOR such as Scatterometers, Transmissometers and visibility lidar. But there is not effective way to verify the accuracy of these devices expect the artificial visual method. We have developed a visibility testing system that can be calibration and verification these devices. The system consists of laser transmitter, optical chopper, phase-locking amplifier, the moving optic receiving system, signal detection and data acquisition system, atmospheric aerosol simulation chamber. All of them were placed in the atmosphere aerosol simulation chamber with uniform aerosol concentration. The Continuous wave laser, wavelength 550nm, has been transmitted into the collimation system then the laser beam expanded into 40mm diameter for compressing the laser divergence angle before modulated by optical chopper. The expanding beam transmitting in the atmosphere aerosol cabin received by the optic receiving system moving in the 50m length precision guide with 100mm optical aperture. The data of laser signal has been acquired by phase-locking amplifier every 5 meter range. So the 10 data points can be detected in the 50 meters guide once. The slope of the fitting curve can be obtained by linear fitting these data using the least square method. The laser extinction coefficient was calculated from the slope using the Koschmieder

  9. 适用于农村电网的新型电压补偿装置设计%Design for a Novel Low-voltage Compensation Device Fit for Rural Power Grid

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    苏毅; 乐健; 刘开培; 谭甜源; 雷肖; 陈青恒

    2011-01-01

    针对配电网尤其是农村电网和偏远地区供电线路末端的电压偏低问题,研究了一种基于交流脉宽调制技术的低电压补偿电路。该电路串联于供电线路中,在线路末端电压偏低时投入运行,可保证负载电压在允许范围内。该装置仅需补偿供电电压不足的部分,降低了对装置的容量要求,采用交流斩波方式使得电压调节范围宽且连续,同时装置自身无需储能元件,结构简单。给出了该装置的拓扑结构设计和脉宽调制方法,研究分析了其适用范围;通过仿真计算、样机实验和现场运行验证了该装置的正确性和有效性。%A novel voltage regulator based on pulse width modulation(PWM) controlled AC chopper is proposed to solve the low voltage problem at the terminal of a distribution system,especially at the terminal of rural power network.Connected to the power supply line in series,the circuit starts up when the line voltage dropped and can maintain the load voltage within the acceptable range.The requirement on the capacity of this device is lowered since it only compensates for the insufficient part of the power supply line voltage.Based on AC chopper,the output voltage can be adjusted continuously within a wide range.The structure of this device is simple for its direct transfer of power from grid to load without the energy storage element.The topology and modulating method of the regulator are discussed in detail,and its application scope is studied.The accuracy and availability of this regulator are verified by both simulation and prototype results.

  10. Nucleodissecção & facoemulsificação Nucleodissection and phacoemulsification

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    Marcelo Siqueira de Freitas

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available O autor descreve uma técnica para dissecar o núcleo cataratoso em duas porções: uma externa, ou camada externa, e outra interna, ou núcleo interno. A camada externa é segmentada com a ponteira do facoemulsificador e o gancho de Sinskey ou um "chopper" e o núcleo interno luxado e emulsificado sempre em primeiro lugar. A emulsificação da camada externa originou dois modelos cirúrgicos, um para cataratas maduras e outro para cataratas moderadamente duras. Nas cataratas maduras, emulsificamos cada divisão da camada externa anterior e depois a porção posterior, deslocada para câmara anterior. Nas cataratas moderadamente duras, é possível separar um conjunto de lamelas formadas por fibras duras, tanto anteriores como posteriores das lamelas superficiais que permanecem protegendo a cápsula posterior. As lamelas duras são emulsificadas no espaço que surge depois da emulsificação do núcleo interno, que denominamos de espaço intranuclear. A nucleodissecção assim como os modelos cirúrgicos referidos mostraram-se de grande utilidade e são usados na nossa rotina cirúrgica.The author describes a technique for dissection of the nucleus of the cataract into two parts: an external one or external layer, and an internal one or internal nucleus. The anterior portion of the external layer is divided into segmentes like a "pizza" with the phaco tip and a Sinskey hook or a "chopper" and the internal nucleus is dislocated and emulsified. The emulsification of the external layer gives rise to two different surgical models, one for mature and the other for moderately hard cataracts. In the case of mature cataracts we emulsify each segment of the anterior external layer and then the posterior portion, which has already been moved to the anterior chamber. In the case of moderately hard cataracts it is possible to separate a set of layers made of hard anterior and posterior fibers, emulsify them, and leave the superficial layers which continue

  11. Outbreak of gastroenteritis in Tibetan transit school, dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2006

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    Gupta Surender

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: On 28 th June, 2006, 55 cases of the gastroenteritis were reported among the hostellers of the Tibetan Transit School, Dharamshala. We investigated the outbreak to identify the source, propose control and preventive measures. Materials and Methods: We defined a case of the gastroenteritis as the occurrence of more than three smelly loose motions between 28 th June to 2 nd July, 2006 among some sections of the resident hostellers. We determined age and sex specific attack rate. We hypothesized it as a food borne beef meat outbreak. We conducted the case control study and collected the information about the food items consumed inside and outside the hostel at dinner using the standardized questionnaire. We calculated floor wise incidences of four hostels, odds ratios and attributable fractions. We interviewed food handlers. We lifted the seven rectal stool, four water and three samples from floor, kitchen and meat chopper room for culture and sensitivity. Results: 116 cases patients of 802 hostellers met the case definition. The maximum attack rate (16% was in the youngest group (15-20yrs and nil in staff and 31-40 years age group with 5 overall attack rate as 14%. Sex specific attack rate was more (18% in females. The floor wise incidences of the case patients were the highest in 2nd and 3rd floors, occupied by the youngest group. The median age was 20 yrs (Range 17-40 yrs. The most common symptoms were watery diarrhea (71/116, 61% and bloody diarrhea-(45/116, 39%; abdominal pains- (87/116, 75%. Of the six food/water items examined, the food specific attack rate was highly statistically significant in the beef meat eaters (82% with PAF 71%, and Odds Ratio 19.19 (95% C.I. as 9.3-140. The food handlers & their cooking conditions in the kitchen were unhygienic. The food was not available for testing. Escherichia coli were detected in the samples from rectal stools, kitchen and meat chopper room. No fatality was reported. Conclusion

  12. Neutron Compound Refractive Prisms - DOE SBIR Phase II Final Report

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    Cremer, Jr, Jay Theodore

    2011-06-25

    The results of the research led to a pulsed electromagnetic periodic magnetic field array (PMF), which coupled with a pair of collimation slits, and a mechanical chopper slit, were able to deflect spin-up neutrons to a band of line-fused neutrons a focal plane heights that correspond to the time-varying magnetic field amplitude. The electromagnetic field PMF produced 5.4 pulses per minute in which each pulse was 50 msec in duration with a full width half maximum (FWHM) of 7.5 msec. The calculated 7.7 mm vertical height of the band of focused spin-up neutrons corresponded closely to the measured 7.5 mm height of the center line of the imaged band of neutrons. The band of deflected spin-up neutrons was 5 mm in vertical width and the bottom of the band was 5 mm above the surface of the PMF pole. The limited exposure time of 3 hours and the smaller 0.78 T magnetic field allowed focused and near focused neutrons of 1.8 to 2.6 neutrons, which were in the tails of the McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center Bay 4 Maxwell Boltzmann distribution of neutrons with peak flux at 1.1-1.2. The electromagnetic PMF was expected to produces a 2.0 T peak magnetic field amplitude, which would be operational at a higher duty factor, rather than the as built 7.5 msec FWHM with pulse repetition frequency of 5.4 pulses per minute. The fabricated pulsed electromagnetic PMF with chopper is expected to perform well on a cold, very cold or ultra cold beam line as a spectrometer or monochromator source of spin-up polarized neutron. In fact there may be a possible use of the PMF to do ultra-cold neutron trapping, see paper by A. I. Frank1, V. G. Nosov, Quantum Effects in a One-Dimensional Magnetic Gravitational Trap for Ultracold Neutrons, JETP Letters, Vol. 79, No. 7, 2004, pp. 313-315. The next step is to find a cold or very cold neutron facility, where further testing or use of the pulsed magnetic field PMF can be pursued.

  13. Research on the Pulse Electrolysis Power Supply with Soft-switch and Energy-release Function%带软开关和能量释放功能的脉冲电解电源的研制

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    石必利; 张永俊; 罗红平

    2015-01-01

    Aim at the problem of insufficient stability and no rapid protection for tools and workpiece in existing electrolytic power supply ,a specific protection functions is introduced. To improve current waveform and processing quality ,a topology including full-bridge inverter and chopper is employed on this power supply. Based on the traditional over current and over voltage protection ,the energy-release module is added to the power supply to provide a quick short-circuit protection system and a discharge channel for residual electric energy in inductor and capacitor timely ,in order to prevent voltage spike damage to the device ,and prevent large current damage to tools and workpiece. Based on routine chopper,soft-switch function module based on FPGA is proposed to reduce switch loss on chopping IGBT to decrease the temperature rise and improve the stability.%针对现有电解电源稳定性不足及对工具、工件保护不够及时的问题,提出一种带特殊保护功能的脉冲电解电源的实现方法。为改善输出电流波形,提高加工质量,电源采用全桥逆变加斩波的拓扑结构。在传统的过压、过流保护的基础上,增加能量快速释放功能模块,实现快速短路保护,及时为残留在电感电容中的电能提供泄放通道,防止电源系统损坏和工具、工件损伤。在常规斩波方式的基础上,提出基于FPGA的斩波软开关功能,在一定程度上降低斩波IGBT的开关损耗,减小了温升,提高了稳定性。

  14. The System of the Calibration for Visibility Measurement Instrument Under the Atmospheric Aerosol Simulation Environment

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    Shu, Zhifeng; Yang, ShaoChen; Xu, Wenjing

    2016-06-01

    Visibility is one of the most important parameters for meteorological observation and numerical weather prediction (NWP).It is also an important factor in everyday life, mainly for surface and air traffic especially in the Aeronautical Meteorology. The visibility decides the taking off and landing of aircraft. If the airport visibility is lower than requirement for aircraft taking off stipulated by International Civil Aviation Administration, then the aircraft must be parked at the airport. So the accurate measurement of visibility is very important. Nowadays, many devices can be measured the visibility or meteorological optical range (MOR) such as Scatterometers, Transmissometers and visibility lidar. But there is not effective way to verify the accuracy of these devices expect the artificial visual method. We have developed a visibility testing system that can be calibration and verification these devices. The system consists of laser transmitter, optical chopper, phase-locking amplifier, the moving optic receiving system, signal detection and data acquisition system, atmospheric aerosol simulation chamber. All of them were placed in the atmosphere aerosol simulation chamber with uniform aerosol concentration. The Continuous wave laser, wavelength 550nm, has been transmitted into the collimation system then the laser beam expanded into 40mm diameter for compressing the laser divergence angle before modulated by optical chopper. The expanding beam transmitting in the atmosphere aerosol cabin received by the optic receiving system moving in the 50m length precision guide with 100mm optical aperture. The data of laser signal has been acquired by phase-locking amplifier every 5 meter range. So the 10 data points can be detected in the 50 meters guide once. The slope of the fitting curve can be obtained by linear fitting these data using the least square method. The laser extinction coefficient was calculated from the slope using the Koschmieder formula, then it been

  15. Performance Analysis of Phase Controlled Unidirectional and Bidirectional AC Voltage Controllers

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available AC voltage controllers are used to vary the output ac voltage from a fixed ac input source. They are also commonly called ac voltage regulators or ac choppers. The output voltage is either controlled by PAC (Phase Angle Control method or on-off control method. Due to various advantages of ac voltage controllers, such as high efficiency, simplicity, low cost and ability to control large amount of power they efficiently control the speed of ac motors, light dimming and industrial heating, etc. These converters are variable structure systems and generate harmonics during the operation which will affect the power quality when connected to system network. During the last couple of years, a number of new semiconductor devices and various power electronic converters has been introduced. Accordingly the subject of harmonics and its problems are of great concern to power industry and customers. In this research work, initially the simulation models of single phase unidirectional and bidirectional ac voltage controllers were developed by using MATLAB software. The harmonics of these models are investigated by simulation. In the end, the harmonics were also analyzed experimentally. The simulated as well as experimental results are presented.

  16. Focusing adaptive-optics for neutron spectroscopy at extreme conditions

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    Simeoni, G. G.; Valicu, R. G.; Borchert, G.; Böni, P.; Rasmussen, N. G.; Yang, F.; Kordel, T.; Holland-Moritz, D.; Kargl, F.; Meyer, A.

    2015-12-01

    Neutron Spectroscopy employing extreme-conditions sample environments is nowadays a crucial tool for the understanding of fundamental scientific questions as well as for the investigation of materials and chemical-physical properties. For all these kinds of studies, an increased neutron flux over a small sample area is needed. The prototype of a focusing neutron guide component, developed and produced completely at the neutron source FRM II in Garching (Germany), has been installed at the time-of-flight (TOF) disc-chopper neutron spectrometer TOFTOF and came into routine-operation. The design is based on the compressed Archimedes' mirror concept for finite-size divergent sources. It represents a unique device combining the supermirror technology with Adaptive Optics, suitable for broad-bandwidth thermal-cold TOF neutron spectroscopy (here optimized for 1.4-10 Å). It is able to squeeze the beam cross section down to a square centimeter, with a more than doubled signal-to-background ratio, increased efficiency at high scattering angles, and improved symmetry of the elastic resolution function. We present a comparison between the simulated and measured beam cross sections, as well as the performance of the instrument within real experiments. This work intends to show the unprecedented opportunities achievable at already existing instruments, along with useful guidelines for the design and construction of next-generation neutron spectrometers.

  17. Monte Carlo simulation of the spear reflectometer at LANSCE

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    The Monte Carlo instrument simulation code, MCLIB, contains elements to represent several components found in neutron spectrometers including slits, choppers, detectors, sources and various samples. Using these elements to represent the components of a neutron scattering instrument, one can simulate, for example, an inelastic spectrometer, a small angle scattering machine, or a reflectometer. In order to benchmark the code, we chose to compare simulated data from the MCLIB code with an actual experiment performed on the SPEAR reflectometer at LANSCE. This was done by first fitting an actual SPEAR data set to obtain the model scattering-length-density profile, Β(z), for the sample and the substrate. Then these parameters were used as input values for the sample scattering function. A simplified model of SPEAR was chosen which contained all of the essential components of the instrument. A code containing the MCLIB subroutines was then written to simulate this simplified instrument. The resulting data was then fit and compared to the actual data set in terms of the statistics, resolution and accuracy

  18. The neutron reflectometer at `SINQ`

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    Clemens, D. [Lab. for Neutron Scattering ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland) and Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland)

    1996-11-01

    SINQ`s dedicated reflectometer will be a flexible instrument in many respect. A `white beam time of flight` as well as a `constant wavelength` setup are possible for reflectometric experiments in a vertical scattering geometry. The phase controlled double chopper at the beginning of the instrument together with properly chosen time channels at the detector allow for the variation of the temporal resolution. Collimation slits serve to determine the angular resolution. In combination, the resolution can be tailored to the experimental needs. Additionally, one can adjust the illumination of the sample by setting the sample table and the detector to an appropriate distance. A mounting for exchangeable mirrors can be used to supply polarized neutrons by a multilayer polarizer or monochromatic neutrons by a multilayer monochromator. When it is equipped with a supermirror as a deflecting unit one can maintain a horizontal sample position which makes reflectometry on liquid samples practicable. Remanent polarizers are assigned for the changing over of the neutron polarization. A 1 T electromagnet installed on the sample manipulation table and polarization analyzers complete the polarized reflectometry setup. Alternately, an x-y-detector and single detectors will be available. By 1997/1998 the neutron reflectometer will be operational as a users` instrument. (author) 9 figs., 2 tabs., 30 refs.

  19. Accelerator mass spectrometry programme at BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator. PD-1-2

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    Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an ultra sensitive means of counting individual atoms having sufficiently long half-life and available in small amount. The 14 UD Pelletron Accelerator is an ideal machine to carry out AMS studies with heavy isotopes like 36Cl and 129I. Cosmogenic radioisotope 36Cl is widely being detected using AMS as it has got applications in ground water research, radioactive waste management, atmospheric 36Cl transport mechanism studies of Arctic Alpine ice core etc . The AMS programme at the 14 UD Mumbai Pelletron Accelerator has taken off with the installation of the state of the art Terminal Potential Stabilizer setup and operation of the accelerator in Generating Volt Meter (GVM) mode. Feasibility studies have been carried out for detection/identification of 14C from a charcoal sample and 3He in natural Helium. As the primary interest of AMS programme at Mumbai Pelletron Accelerator is related to the cosmogenic nuclei, 36Cl and 129I, a segmented gas detector developed for identification of 36Cl was tested for performance. Recently a beam chopper required for this measurement has also been developed

  20. All-optical logic gate based on transient grating from disperse red 1 doped organic-inorganic hybrid films with an improved figure of merit

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    Gao, Tianxi; Que, Wenxiu, E-mail: wxque@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Shao, Jinyou [Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, International Center for Dielectric Research, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049, Shaanxi (China); Wang, Yushu [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 Tenth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318 (United States)

    2015-10-21

    Azobenzene dyes have large refractive index near their main resonance, but the poor figure of merit (FOM) limits their potential for all-optical applications. To improve this situation, disperse red 1 (DR1) molecules were dispersed in a sol-gel germanium/Ormosil organic-inorganic hybrid matrix. Z-scan measurement results showed a good compatibility between the dopant and the matrix, and also, an improved FOM was obtained as compared to the DR1/polymer films reported previously. To demonstrate the all-optical signal processing effect, a cw Nd:YAG laser emitting at 532 nm and a He-Ne laser emitting at 632.8 nm were used as pump and probe beams, respectively. DR1 acts as an initiator of the photo-induced transient holographic grating, which is attributed to the trans-cis-trans photoisomerization. Thus, a three inputs AND all-optical logic gate was achieved by using choppers with different frequencies. The detailed mechanism of operation is discussed. These results indicate that the DR1 doped germanium/Ormosil organic-inorganic hybrid film with an improved FOM has a great potential in all-optical devices around its main resonance.

  1. Investigation of torque control using a variable slip induction generator

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    Bossanyi, E.A.; Gamble, C.R.

    1991-07-01

    An investigation of the possibilities of using a variable slip induction generator to control wind turbine transmission torque has been carried out. Such a generator consists of a wound rotor induction generator with its rotor winding connected to an external variable resistance circuit. By controlling the external resistance, the torque-slip characteristic of the generator can be modified, allowing efficient, low-slip operation below rated wind speed and compliant, high-slip operation above rated, where the additional losses are of no consequence but the resulting compliance allows a much reduced duty to be specified for the transmission and gearbox. A number of hardware options have been investigated for the variable resistance rotor circuit, the main options being either a rectifier and DC chopper or an AC regulator. Both of these options use semiconductor switching devices, for which the relative merits of thyristors, MOSFETs, GTOs and transistors have been investigated. A favoured scheme consisting of an AC regulator using GTOs has been provisionally selected. This choice uses some non-standard equipment but is expected to give negligible problems with harmonics. A comprehensive simulation model has been set up and used to investigate the behaviour of the whole system. (author).

  2. Short term depression unmasks the ghost frequency.

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    Full Text Available Short Term Plasticity (STP has been shown to exist extensively in synapses throughout the brain. Its function is more or less clear in the sense that it alters the probability of synaptic transmission at short time scales. However, it is still unclear what effect STP has on the dynamics of neural networks. We show, using a novel dynamic STP model, that Short Term Depression (STD can affect the phase of frequency coded input such that small networks can perform temporal signal summation and determination with high accuracy. We show that this property of STD can readily solve the problem of the ghost frequency, the perceived pitch of a harmonic complex in absence of the base frequency. Additionally, we demonstrate that this property can explain dynamics in larger networks. By means of two models, one of chopper neurons in the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus and one of a cortical microcircuit with inhibitory Martinotti neurons, it is shown that the dynamics in these microcircuits can reliably be reproduced using STP. Our model of STP gives important insights into the potential roles of STP in self-regulation of cortical activity and long-range afferent input in neuronal microcircuits.

  3. Far sidelobes measurement of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

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    Dünner, Rolando; Gallardo, Patricio; Wollack, Ed; Henriquez, Fernando; Jerez-Hanckes, Carlos

    2012-09-01

    The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a 6m telescope designed to map the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) simultaneously at 145GHz, 220 GHz and 280 GHz. Its off-axis Gregorian design is intended to minimize and control the off-axis sidelobe response, which is critical for scientific purposes. The expected sidelobe level for this kind of design is less than -50 dB and can be challenging to measure. Here we present a measurement of the 145GHz far sidelobes of ACT done on the near-field of the telescope. We used a 1mW microwave source placed 13 meters away from the telescope and a chopper wheel to produce a varying signal that could be detected by the camera for different orientations of the telescope. The source feed was designed to produce a wide beam profile. Given that the coupling is expected to be dominated by diffraction over the telescope shielding structure, when combined with a measurements of the main beam far field response, these measurement can be used to validate elements of optical design and constrain the level of spurious coupling at large angles. Our results show that the diffractive coupling beyond the ground screen is consistently below -75 dB, satisfying the design expectations.

  4. Meeting the Optical Requirements of Large Focal-Plane Arrays

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    Stark, A A

    2003-01-01

    Technological advances will allow the placement of many Terahertz detectors at the focal plane of a single telescope. For a telescope of a given diameter and wavelength of operation, there is a limit to the number of usable detectors imposed by diffraction and optical aberrations. These effects can be ameliorated through an optical design where the magnification of the telescope's secondary mirror is small and the detector package is therefore located near the secondary mirror. A field mirror can be used to flatten the image, and the focal reducer which matches the detector to the telescope can also provide an image of the aperture for placement of filters and stops. A design concept is presented for the South Pole Telescope which comprises a 10-meter diameter off-axis paraboloidal primary mirror, a Gregorian secondary mirror, a tertiary chopper, dewar widow, Lyot stops, band-pass filter, and space behind the focal plane for cryogenics. The telescope is bilaterally symmetric, and all apertures are unblocked. ...

  5. The neutron reflectometer at 'SINQ'

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    SINQ's dedicated reflectometer will be a flexible instrument in many respect. A 'white beam time of flight' as well as a 'constant wavelength' setup are possible for reflectometric experiments in a vertical scattering geometry. The phase controlled double chopper at the beginning of the instrument together with properly chosen time channels at the detector allow for the variation of the temporal resolution. Collimation slits serve to determine the angular resolution. In combination, the resolution can be tailored to the experimental needs. Additionally, one can adjust the illumination of the sample by setting the sample table and the detector to an appropriate distance. A mounting for exchangeable mirrors can be used to supply polarized neutrons by a multilayer polarizer or monochromatic neutrons by a multilayer monochromator. When it is equipped with a supermirror as a deflecting unit one can maintain a horizontal sample position which makes reflectometry on liquid samples practicable. Remanent polarizers are assigned for the changing over of the neutron polarization. A 1 T electromagnet installed on the sample manipulation table and polarization analyzers complete the polarized reflectometry setup. Alternately, an x-y-detector and single detectors will be available. By 1997/1998 the neutron reflectometer will be operational as a users' instrument. (author) 9 figs., 2 tabs., 30 refs

  6. Beam synchronous detection techniques for X-Ray spectroscopy

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    Goujon, Gérard; Rogalev, Andreï; Goulon, José; Feite, Serge; Wilhelm, Fabrice

    2013-03-01

    The Photo diode detectors combine a set of properties that make them most appropriate, in particular, for X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD) experiments. Under standard operating conditions, the detection bandwidth is primarily limited by the transimpedance preamplifier that converts the very low ac photocurrent into a voltage. On the other hand, when the photodiode is reverse biased, its finite shunt resistance will cause an undesirable, temperature dependent DC dark current. The best strategy to get rid of it is to use synchronous detection techniques. A classical implementation is based on the use of a chopper modulating the X-ray beam intensity at rather low frequencies (typically below 1 kHz). Here we report on the recent development of a fast Xray detection which has the capability to fully exploit the frequency structure of the ESRF X-ray beam (355 KHz and its harmonics). The availability of new wide band preamplifiers allowed us to extend the working frequency range up to a few MHz. A beam synchronous data processing was implemented in large FPGAs. Performances of the new detection system implemented at the ESRF beamline ID12 are illustrated with detection of the Fe K-edge XMCD spectra in garnets, using 4 bunches operation mode with modulation frequency of 1.4 MHz.

  7. Slow light in ruby: delaying energy beyond the input pulse

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    Wisniewski-Barker, Emma; Gibson, Graham; Franke-Arnold, Sonja; Shi, Zhimin; Narum, Paul; Boyd, Robert W.; Padgett, Miles J.

    2015-03-01

    The mechanism by which light is slowed through ruby has been the subject of great debate. To distinguish between the two main proposed mechanisms, we investigate the problem in the time domain by modulating a laser beam with a chopper to create a clean square wave. By exploring the trailing edge of the pulsed laser beam propagating through ruby, we can determine whether energy is delayed beyond the input pulse. The effects of a time-varying absorber alone cannot delay energy into the trailing edge of the pulse, as a time-varying absorber can only attenuate a coherent pulse. Therefore, our observation of an increase in intensity at the trailing edge of the pulse provides evidence for a complicated model of slow light in ruby that requires more than just pulse reshaping. In addition, investigating the Fourier components of the modulated square wave shows that harmonic components with different frequencies are delayed by different amounts, regardless of the intensity of the component itself. Understanding the difference in delays of the individual Fourier components of the modulated beam reveals the cause of the distortion the pulse undergoes as it propagates through the ruby.

  8. Development of a Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) system on the Plasma Material Interaction System (PLAMIS-II) device

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    Kang, I. J.; Lee, K. Y.; Lee, K. I.; Choi, Y.-S.; Cho, S. G.; Bae, M. K.; Lee, D.-H.; Hong, S. H.; Lho, T.; Chung, K.-S.

    2015-12-01

    A laser induced fluorescence (LIF) system has been developed for the plasma material interaction system (PLAMIS-II) device, which is equipped with a unique plasma gun composed of a LaB6 cathode and two anodes with electromagnets to generate a focused dense plasma. PLAMIS-II simulates the interactions of plasma with different materials and is to be used for the test of plasma facing components of fusion devices. The LIF system is composed of a seed laser with Littmann/Metcalf cavity and a master oscillator power amplifier to pump 3d4F7/2 metastable argon ion to 4p4D5/2 level at the wavelength of 668.61 nm, which has the following input parameters: laser power = 20 mW, line width 70 GHz. For in-situ measurement of laser wavelength, the wavelength spectrum of an iodine cell was measured by a photo-transistor during LIF measurement. To measure argon ion temperature (Ti) and drift velocity (vd) in PLAMIS-II, the fluorescence light with the wavelength of 442.72 nm, emitted from 4p4D5/2 level to 4s4P3/2 level and passing through 1 nm band-width filter, was collected by the photomultiplier tube combined with a lock-in amplifier and a chopper with frequency of 3 kHz. Initial data of Ti and vd were analysed in terms of gas flow rate and applied power.

  9. Mechanical modulation method for ultrasensitive phase measurements in photonics biosensing.

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    Patskovsky, S; Maisonneuve, M; Meunier, M; Kabashin, A V

    2008-12-22

    A novel polarimetry methodology for phase-sensitive measurements in single reflection geometry is proposed for applications in optical transduction-based biological sensing. The methodology uses altering step-like chopper-based mechanical phase modulation for orthogonal s- and p- polarizations of light reflected from the sensing interface and the extraction of phase information at different harmonics of the modulation. We show that even under a relatively simple experimental arrangement, the methodology provides the resolution of phase measurements as low as 0.007 deg. We also examine the proposed approach using Total Internal Reflection (TIR) and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) geometries. For TIR geometry, the response appears to be strongly dependent on the prism material with the best values for high refractive index Si. The detection limit for Si-based TIR is estimated as 10(-5) in terms Refractive Index Units (RIU) change. SPR geometry offers much stronger phase response due to a much sharper phase characteristics. With the detection limit of 3.2*10(-7) RIU, the proposed methodology provides one of best sensitivities for phase-sensitive SPR devices. Advantages of the proposed method include high sensitivity, simplicity of experimental setup and noise immunity as a result of a high stability modulation.

  10. Complementarity of long pulse and short pulse spallation sources

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    The complementarity of short pulse spallation sources (SPSS) and steady state (CW) reactors is a widely accepted concept. SPSS and long pulse spallation sources (LPSS) are complementary in two ways: a) in their performance in neutron scattering experiments LPSS closely emulate CW reactors. In this respect two facets of the time-of-flight (TOF) monochromator method adequate for LPSS will be discussed: the superiority of the TOF approach to the crystal monochromator method in high resolution powder diffraction, and the novel technique of repetition rate multiplication in TOF spectroscopy, b) LPSS combined with adequate chopper systems can also emulate SPSS in a number of applications. It will be shown that the LPSS method of producing short neutron pulses is more efficient for cold and thermal neutrons (below an energy of about 100 MeV), while SPSS is the more favourable approach for hot, epithermal neutrons, i.e. in the slowing down regime in contrast to the moderated regime. These two aspects of complementarity of LPSS and SPSS lead to the conclusions that for about 75% of the spectrum of neutron scattering experiments as known of today the LPSS approach is the most advantageous one with a feasible neutron intensity exceeding that available at ILL by a factor of about 30, while for the remaining 25% of applications the SPSS technique is superior with a well-known potential of a similar gain over present day performances. (author) 7 figs., 6 refs

  11. Latest version of the Munich pulsed low energy positron system

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    Further improvements of the Munich pulsed low energy positron system have been performed. A new chopper, configured as a double plate deflection system with an external resonator and a new buncher working like a classical double gap buncher, are implemented. The complete rf-power electronic was redesigned and operates now at an overall master-frequency of 50 MHz for all bunching and chopping components. A new target station with an enlarged Faraday cage is installed. The sample temperature is variable between 30 K and 600 K. Up to ten samples can be stored in a magazine and transferred under vacuum conditions to the measuring position. With a primary source of 30 mCi 22Na a count rate of up to 4 kHz can be achieved with a peak-to-background ratio of 3000:1. This ratio can be further improved by the use of a Wien filter. A beam diameter of about 2 mm was determined. The total time resolution (pulsing plus detector system) is 250 ps (FWHM). (orig.)

  12. A Prototype of Reflection Pulse Oximeter Designed for Mobile Healthcare.

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    Lu, Zhiyuan; Chen, Xiang; Dong, Zhongfei; Zhao, Zhangyan; Zhang, Xu

    2016-09-01

    This paper introduces a pulse oximeter prototype designed for mobile healthcare. In this prototype, a reflection pulse oximeter is embedded into the back cover of a smart handheld device to offer the convenient measurement of both heart rate (HR) and SpO2 (estimation of arterial oxygen saturation) for home or mobile applications. Novel and miniaturized circuit modules including a chopper network and a filtering amplifier were designed to overcome the influence of ambient light and interferences that are caused by embedding the sensor into a flat cover. A method based on adaptive trough detection for improved HR and SpO2 estimation is proposed with appropriate simplification for its implementation on mobile devices. A fast and effective photoplethysmogram validation scheme is also proposed. Clinical experiments have been carried out to calibrate and test our oximeter. Our prototype oximeter can achieve comparable performance to a clinical oximeter with no significant difference revealed by paired t -tests ( p = 0.182 for SpO2 measurement and p = 0.496 for HR measurement). The design of this pulse oximeter will facilitate fast and convenient measurement of SpO2 for mobile healthcare.

  13. Beam dynamics and commissioning of low and medium energy H- beam at Linac4

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    Satri, Masoomeh Yarmohammadi; Lamehi-Rachti , Mohammad

    The First step of the CERN Large Hadron Collider injectors upgrade (LIU) project is Linac4. It accelerates H- ions to 160 MeV in an 80 m long accelerator housed in a tunnel 12 m underground, presently under construction. It will replace the present 50 MeV proton Linac2 as injector of the proton accelerator complex to increase the LHC luminosity. It consists of a 45 keV RF volume source, a twosolenoid Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT), a 352.2 MHz Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) accelerating the beam to 3 MeV, a Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line. The MEBT houses a fast chopper to selectively remove unwanted micro-bunches in the 352 MHz sequence and avoid losses at capture in the CERN PSB (1 MHz). After chopping, the beam acceleration continues by a 50 MeV Drift Tube Linac (DTL), a 100 MeV Cell-Coupled Drift Tube Linac and a Pi-Mode Structure bringing the beam to the final energy of 160 MeV. Linac4 has been commissioned with a temporary source up to 12 MeV. The beam commissioning stages of Linac4 in LEBT...

  14. A Power-Efficient Capacitive Read-Out Circuit With Parasitic-Cancellation for MEMS Cochlea Sensors.

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    Wang, Shiwei; Koickal, Thomas Jacob; Hamilton, Alister; Mastropaolo, Enrico; Cheung, Rebecca; Abel, Andrew; Smith, Leslie S; Wang, Lei

    2016-02-01

    This paper proposes a solution for signal read-out in the MEMS cochlea sensors that have very small sensing capacitance and do not have differential sensing structures. The key challenge in such sensors is the significant signal degradation caused by the parasitic capacitance at the MEMS-CMOS interface. Therefore, a novel capacitive read-out circuit with parasitic-cancellation mechanism is developed; the equivalent input capacitance of the circuit is negative and can be adjusted to cancel the parasitic capacitance. Chip results prove that the use of parasitic-cancellation is able to increase the sensor sensitivity by 35 dB without consuming any extra power. In general, the circuit follows a low-degradation low-amplification approach which is more power-efficient than the traditional high-degradation high-amplification approach; it employs parasitic-cancellation to reduce the signal degradation and therefore a lower gain is required in the amplification stage. Besides, the chopper-stabilization technique is employed to effectively reduce the low-frequency circuit noise and DC offsets. As a result of these design considerations, the prototype chip demonstrates the capability of converting a 7.5 fF capacitance change of a 1-Volt-biased 0.5 pF capacitive sensor pair into a 0.745 V signal-conditioned output at the cost of only 165.2 μW power consumption.

  15. Fabrication of Multi-Harmonic Buncher for Pulsed Proton Beam Generation

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    Kim, H. S.; Kwon, H. J.; Cho, Y. S. [Korea Multipurpose Accelerator Complex, Gyeongju (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    Fast neutrons with a broad spectrum can be generated by irradiating the proton beams on target materials. To measure the neutron energy by time of flight (TOF) method, the short pulse width of the proton beam is preferred because the neutron energy uncertainty is proportional to the pulse width. In addition, the pulse repetition rate should be low enough to extend the lower limit of the available neutron energy. Pulsed proton beam generation system is designed based on an electrostatic deflector and slit system as shown in Fig. 1. In a simple deflector with slit system, most of the proton beam is blocked by slit, especially when the beam pulse width is short. The ideal field pattern inside the buncher cavity is saw-tooth wave. To make the field pattern similar to the saw-tooth waveform, we adopted a multi-harmonic buncher (MHB). The design for the multi-harmonic buncher including 3D electromagnetic calculation has been performed. Based on the design, a multi-harmonic buncher cavity was fabricated. It consists of two resonators, two drift tubes and a vacuum chamber. The resonator is a quarter-wave coaxial resonator type. The drift tube is connected to the resonator by using a coaxial vacuum feedthrough. Design summary and detailed fabrication method of the multi-harmonic buncher is presented in this paper. A multi-harmonic buncher for a proton beam chopper system to generate a short pulse neutron beam was designed, fabricated and assembled.

  16. Computational analysis on plug-in hybrid electric motorcycle chassis

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    Teoh, S. J.; Bakar, R. A.; Gan, L. M.

    2013-12-01

    Plug-in hybrid electric motorcycle (PHEM) is an alternative to promote sustainability lower emissions. However, the PHEM overall system packaging is constrained by limited space in a motorcycle chassis. In this paper, a chassis applying the concept of a Chopper is analysed to apply in PHEM. The chassis 3dimensional (3D) modelling is built with CAD software. The PHEM power-train components and drive-train mechanisms are intergraded into the 3D modelling to ensure the chassis provides sufficient space. Besides that, a human dummy model is built into the 3D modelling to ensure the rider?s ergonomics and comfort. The chassis 3D model then undergoes stress-strain simulation. The simulation predicts the stress distribution, displacement and factor of safety (FOS). The data are used to identify the critical point, thus suggesting the chassis design is applicable or need to redesign/ modify to meet the require strength. Critical points mean highest stress which might cause the chassis to fail. This point occurs at the joints at triple tree and bracket rear absorber for a motorcycle chassis. As a conclusion, computational analysis predicts the stress distribution and guideline to develop a safe prototype chassis.

  17. Digitally compensated beam current transformer

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    Kesselman, Martin

    2005-01-01

    The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is being built by a collaboration of six laboratories. Beam current monitors (BCMs) will be used to record the current of H-minus and H-plus beams ranging from 15 mA (tune-up in the Front End and Linac) to over 60A fully accumulated in the Ring and dumped to the load as a single pulse in the Ring to Beam Target (RTBT). The time structure of these beams ranges from 645ns "mini" bunches at the 1.05 MHz ring revolution rate, to an overall 1 ms long macro-pulse. The requirements for the BCMs will depend upon their location within the system. The need to measure individual mini-pulses, examine the characteristics of the chopper edge, as well as the longer average current pulse of the macropulse, or long duration pulses during Linac tuning place wide requirements upon the response of current transformers. To obtain the desired accuracy and resolution, current transformers must have less than 1 ns rise time and droops of 0.1 %/ms. This places a significant design burden on the cur...

  18. Burner ignition system

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    Carignan, Forest J.

    1986-01-21

    An electronic ignition system for a gas burner is battery operated. The battery voltage is applied through a DC-DC chopper to a step-up transformer to charge a capacitor which provides the ignition spark. The step-up transformer has a significant leakage reactance in order to limit current flow from the battery during initial charging of the capacitor. A tank circuit at the input of the transformer returns magnetizing current resulting from the leakage reactance to the primary in succeeding cycles. An SCR in the output circuit is gated through a voltage divider which senses current flow through a flame. Once the flame is sensed, further sparks are precluded. The same flame sensor enables a thermopile driven main valve actuating circuit. A safety valve in series with the main gas valve responds to a control pressure thermostatically applied through a diaphragm. The valve closes after a predetermined delay determined by a time delay orifice if the pilot gas is not ignited.

  19. Two instruments for far-infrared astrophysics

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    Two instruments for far-infrared astrophysics are described. The first is a broad-band photometer used on White Mountain for astronomical observations from 10 to 30 cm-1 (300 GHz to 1 THz; lambda, 1 mm to 330 μ). The optical system of the telescope includes a light-weight, high-speed, chopping secondary. The L 4He-cooled photometer uses low-pass filters and a L3He-cooled, composite bolometer. The system performance is evaluated, and the site is compared to other possible platforms. The second project is a balloon-borne spectroradiometer to measure the cosmic background radiation from 3 to 10 cm-1 (100 GHz to 300 GHz; lambda, 3 mm to 1 mm). The apparatus has five band-pass filters with excellent rejection at higher frequencies, a low-noise chopper, and an internal calibrator. We describe the design and use of calibrators for such an experiment and develop a model of calibration procedures. The calibrations of several reported measurements are analyzed with this model, and flaws are found in one procedure. Finally, the system performance is used to estimate the accuracy this experiment can achieve

  20. Development and application of the intense slow positron beam at IHEP

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    WANG Bao-Yi; MA Yan-Yun; WANG Ping; CAO Xing-Zhong; QIN Xiu-So; ZHANG Zhe; YU Run-Sheng; WEI Long

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the development and application of an intense slow positron beam at IHEP with regard to its two main components.The Variable-Energy Positron Lifetime Spectroscopy (VEPLS) based on the pulsing system consisting of a chopper,a prebuncher and a buncher has been constructed in order to meet the needs of materials science development.At present,the time resolution of the VEPLS can easily reach about 386 ps with a peak-to-background ratio of about 600:1.A plugged-in 22Na positron source section for adjusting the newly built experimental station and for increasing the beam operation efficiency has been constructed.A slow positron beam with an intensity of 2.5x105 e+/s and the beam profile whose diameter is 10 mm has been obtained;the moderation efficiency of the tungsten mesh moderator reaches 5.1x 10-4 as calculated with an original positron source activity of 52 mCi.

  1. Comparison of harvesting and transport issues when biomass crops are handled as hay vs silage

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    Worley, J.W. [Georgia Univ., Athens, GA (United States). Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Cundiff, J.S. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering

    1996-04-01

    Because of frequent rainfall, hay making is problematic in central Florida. High biomass yields can be produced, but the crops must be handled as silage. Because of the long available harvest season, the cost of making silage should be less here than in other regions. Harvest of silage in central Florida with two different systems, standard (35-55 Mg/ha yield) and high-capacity (based on a hypothesized forage chopper expected to handle 55-75 Mg/ha yield), was simulated. Simulated harvest and transport cost for three versions of the standard system ranged from $108.10/dry Mg, when juice was expressed prior to ensiling in 320-Mg silage bags, to $114.15, when the chopped material was directly ensiled in an above-ground pile. Total cost was $101.70 for the high-capacity system. These costs compare to $57.25/dry Mg for hay. It appears that silage is not competitive with hay for cellulose feedstock, even in the advantageous climate of central Florida. (Author)

  2. 永磁直驱风电系统运行特性的仿真分析%Simulation Analysis on Low Voltage Ride Through of PMSG Wind Turbine

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    罗苏华; 陆显斌; 杨贵杰

    2011-01-01

    对采用永磁同步电机的直接驱动型变速恒频风电系统进行建模,详细分析了系统在最佳叶尖速比捕捉最大风能、Chopper电路及桨距角控制增强低电压穿越能力的机理.利用Matlab/Simulink构建了采用全功率变流器的永磁直驱风力发电系统的仿真模型,对系统的最大风能捕捉及低电压穿越的动态响应进行了仿真验证.仿真结果表明,系统具有较高的效率和良好的低电压穿越能力.%The model of direct-drive varible speed constant frequency wind generation system which uses permanentmagnet synchronous machine was established. The theory of working at optimal tip speed ratio to capture maximum wind energy and taking chopper circuit or pitch control to enhance the LVRT ability was analysed. The simulation model of direct drive PMSG wind turbine with full power converter was configured using Matlab/Simulink. The dynamic responses of MPPT and LVRT were simulated. The results indicate that the DDPMSG wind turbine has high efficiency and good LVRT ability.

  3. Progress report, Health Sciences Division: 1982 October 1 - December 31

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    Highlights of work in health physics include investigation of electrochemical etching procedures, further studies of gels saturated with superheated liquid drops, development of a beta dose rate meter using a chopper-stabilized amplifier, and operational tests of dose distributions on workers exposed in high gradient fields. Work in environmental research has included development of a model (LEEM) of one-dimensional vertical mixing of heat in lakes, further studies of the influence of sediment-water interaction on movement of contaminants in surface waters, application of nuclear techniques to an analysis of borehole waters for measurement of pipe flows, and efforts to determine the scale dependence of dispersivity. Research activity in radiation biology centres around the effects of radiation on a variety of organisms. The principal sensitive target is believed to be DNA and work continues towards understanding the nature of the damage and the response of cells as they attempt to repair the injury. Biomedical research has focussed on the study of metal ion-amino acid complexes and assembling data bases for internal dosimetry calculations. Computer codes are being developed to establish standard models and evaluate specific contamination cases

  4. Speed controller for an alternating - current motor

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    A controller for a multi-phase ac motor that is subject to a large inertial load, e.g. an induction motor driving a heavy spinning rotor of a neutron chopper that must be rotated in phase-locked synchronism with a reference pulse train that is representative of an ac power supply signal Esub(L) having a meandering line frequency, includes a sensor which provides a feedback pulse train representative of the actual speed of the motor which is compared (by counting clock pulses between feedback pulses) with a reference clock signal in a computing unit to provide a motor control signal Esub(c). The motor control signal is a weighted linear sum of a speed error signal, a phase error signal, and a drift error signal, the magnitudes of which are recalculated and updated with each revolution of the motor shaft. The speed error signal is constant for large speed errors but highly sensitive to small speed errors. The stator windings of the motor are driven by variable-frequency power amplifiers which are controlled by the motor control signal Esub(c) via PROMs which store digital representations of sine and cosine waveforms in quadrature. (author)

  5. Micro-arc Oxidation Inverter Power Supply Based on the Limited Bipolar Soft-switch Control Method

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    ZENG Min; CHEN Xiaohong; CAO Biao

    2009-01-01

    In order to overcome many limitations of the conventional power supplies, such as ponderosity, big wastage, and simplex output characteristic, a dual-inverter power supply is designed to meet the different requirements of micro-arc oxidation. The main circuit structure and principle of the dual-inverter power supply for micro-arc oxidation is described, the control system and the control adjustment method are also introduced. The dual-inverter technology is adopted in micro-arc oxidation power supply. The limited bipolar control mode is applied in the power inverter circuit for adjusting the voltage, and various voltage waveform can be obtained by controlling the chopper circuit. Meanwhile, the control accuracy and response speed are improved greatly because of the higher inverter frequency. The power supply can output direct current(DC) waveform, DC pulse waveform, symmetry alternating current(AC) waveform, asymmetry AC waveform, and so on. Besides, the parameters such as pulse width, range, frequency, duty cycle can be adjusted. The experimental result shows that the power supply has many advantages, such as stable output, wonderful waveform consistency and obvious advantage in technique, and it can meet the requirements of micro-arc oxidation process fully.

  6. Word-decoding as a function of temporal processing in the visual system.

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    Steven R Holloway

    Full Text Available This study explored the relation between visual processing and word-decoding ability in a normal reading population. Forty participants were recruited at Arizona State University. Flicker fusion thresholds were assessed with an optical chopper using the method of limits by a 1-deg diameter green (543 nm test field. Word decoding was measured using reading-word and nonsense-word decoding tests. A non-linguistic decoding measure was obtained using a computer program that consisted of Landolt C targets randomly presented in four cardinal orientations, at 3-radial distances from a focus point, for eight compass points, in a circular pattern. Participants responded by pressing the arrow key on the keyboard that matched the direction the target was facing. The results show a strong correlation between critical flicker fusion thresholds and scores on the reading-word, nonsense-word, and non-linguistic decoding measures. The data suggests that the functional elements of the visual system involved with temporal modulation and spatial processing may affect the ease with which people read.

  7. Beam Shape and Halo Monitor Study

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    Lallement, J B; Hori, M; CERN. Geneva. AB Department

    2006-01-01

    The Beam Shape and Halo Monitor, designed by Masaki Hori, is the main diagnostic tool for the 3 MeV test stand scheduled in 2008. This detector will be able to measure the transverse halo generated in the RFQ and the Chopper-line and to detect and measure the longitudinal halo composed of the incompletely chopped bunches. Its principle of functioning is the following: H- ions hit a carbon foil and generate secondary electrons with the same spatial distribution than the incoming beam and a current depending on an emission coefficient given by the carbon foil. These electrons are accelerated towards a phosphor screen by an electric field applied between accelerating grids. Once the electrons reach the phosphor screen, they generate light which is transmitted to a CCD camera via optic fibers [1]. It is expected to give a time resolution of 1-2ns and a spatial resolution of 1mm. The first test of the BSHM done with a Laser has shown a spatial resolution bigger than 1cm and the time resolution bigger than 2ns[2]. ...

  8. Pink-beam focusing with a one-dimensional compound refractive lens.

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    Dufresne, Eric M; Dunford, Robert W; Kanter, Elliot P; Gao, Yuan; Moon, Seoksu; Walko, Donald A; Zhang, Xusheng

    2016-09-01

    The performance of a cooled Be compound refractive lens (CRL) has been tested at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) to enable vertical focusing of the pink beam and permit the X-ray beam to spatially overlap with an 80 µm-high low-density plasma that simulates astrophysical environments. Focusing the fundamental harmonics of an insertion device white beam increases the APS power density; here, a power density as high as 500 W mm(-2) was calculated. A CRL is chromatic so it does not efficiently focus X-rays whose energies are above the fundamental. Only the fundamental of the undulator focuses at the experiment. A two-chopper system reduces the power density on the imaging system and lens by four orders of magnitude, enabling imaging of the focal plane without any X-ray filter. A method to measure such high power density as well as the performance of the lens in focusing the pink beam is reported. PMID:27577759

  9. High performance magnet power supply optimization

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    Jackson, L.T.

    1988-01-01

    The power supply system for the joint LBL--SLAC proposed accelerator PEP provides the opportunity to take a fresh look at the current techniques employed for controlling large amounts of dc power and the possibility of using a new one. A basic requirement of +- 100 ppM regulation is placed on the guide field of the bending magnets and quadrupoles placed around the 2200 meter circumference of the accelerator. The optimization questions to be answered by this paper are threefold: Can a firing circuit be designed to reduce the combined effects of the harmonics and line voltage combined effects of the harmonics and line voltage unbalance to less than 100 ppM in the magnet field. Given the ambiguity of the previous statement, is the addition of a transistor bank to a nominal SCR controlled system the way to go or should one opt for an SCR chopper system running at 1 KHz where multiple supplies are fed from one large dc bus and the cost--performance evaluation of the three possible systems.

  10. Stone tools associated with middle pleistocene fauna in the Toca da Esperanca, central region, Bahia state, Brazil

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    Excavations (1) organized on a 12 m2 surface have exhumed quaternary deposits under a 50 cm carbonate crust (layer I). These deposits were composed of angular broken stones compacted into breccia (layer II), yellowish sand (layer III) and reddish clayey sand (leyer IV), containing fossilized bones. These bones belong to extinct quaternary species, in particular Equidae. The uranium-thorium method was used to date several bone samples found in situ which gave these faunas an age of about 300,000 years. Several quartzite stone tools as well as fragments of quartzite and quartz pebbles were discovered among the fossil bones. In particular, the fragment of a pebble, broken by violent percussion and a chopper were found. The raw materials, quartzite and quartz, naturally absent from the cave could only have been brought there by prehistoric man. The Toca da Esperanca is, therefore, the most ancient site known on the American continent which contains evidence of early man. It provides evidence of human presence from the Middle Pleistocene period, about 300,000 years ago, well before the Calico sites in California (about 200,000 years) and the Santa Raimundo Nonato sites (about 30,000 years). In the light of these new discoveries, it is possible to surmise that Homo Erectus came from Asia very early during the Middle Pleistocene, passing the Behring Strait, during one of the big recessions in ocean levels which took place in the cold quaternary periods. (author)

  11. A Power-Efficient Capacitive Read-Out Circuit With Parasitic-Cancellation for MEMS Cochlea Sensors.

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    Wang, Shiwei; Koickal, Thomas Jacob; Hamilton, Alister; Mastropaolo, Enrico; Cheung, Rebecca; Abel, Andrew; Smith, Leslie S; Wang, Lei

    2016-02-01

    This paper proposes a solution for signal read-out in the MEMS cochlea sensors that have very small sensing capacitance and do not have differential sensing structures. The key challenge in such sensors is the significant signal degradation caused by the parasitic capacitance at the MEMS-CMOS interface. Therefore, a novel capacitive read-out circuit with parasitic-cancellation mechanism is developed; the equivalent input capacitance of the circuit is negative and can be adjusted to cancel the parasitic capacitance. Chip results prove that the use of parasitic-cancellation is able to increase the sensor sensitivity by 35 dB without consuming any extra power. In general, the circuit follows a low-degradation low-amplification approach which is more power-efficient than the traditional high-degradation high-amplification approach; it employs parasitic-cancellation to reduce the signal degradation and therefore a lower gain is required in the amplification stage. Besides, the chopper-stabilization technique is employed to effectively reduce the low-frequency circuit noise and DC offsets. As a result of these design considerations, the prototype chip demonstrates the capability of converting a 7.5 fF capacitance change of a 1-Volt-biased 0.5 pF capacitive sensor pair into a 0.745 V signal-conditioned output at the cost of only 165.2 μW power consumption. PMID:25826808

  12. Separation of cirrus cloud from clear surface from AVIRIS data using the 1.38 micron water vapor band

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    Gao, Bo-Cai; Goetz, Alexander F. H.

    1992-01-01

    Cirrus clouds play an important role in climate systems because of their large area coverage, persistence, and radiative effects. Thin cirrus clouds are difficult to detect in visible images and infrared images in the 10-12 micron atmospheric window region, particularly over land, because these clouds are partially transparent. Ackerman recently developed a method for detecting cirrus clouds using three narrow channels centered near 8, 11, and 12 microns, respectively, based on the analysis of IR emission spectra measured with a high spectral resolution interferometer. Barton also described a method for estimating cirrus cloud height and amount from measurements with two narrow channel radiometers of the Selective Chopper Radiometer on Nimbus 5. Both channels are located within the strong 2.7 micron water vapor band absorption region. One of the channels includes additional carbon dioxide absorption. A differential absorption technique with sets of empirical coefficients was used in the estimation of cirrus cloud heights and amounts. A technique using narrow channels in the strong 1.38 micron water vapor band absorption region for detecting cirrus clouds from spectral imaging data acquired by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) on 5 Dec. 1991 during the FIRE (The First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Regional Experiment) Phase 2 Field Experiment is described.

  13. The Effect of a Brief Salivary α-Amylase Exposure During Chewing on Subsequent in Vitro Starch Digestion Curve Profiles

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    Charles S. Brennan

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available There is inconsistency between current in vitro digestion methods with regard to accommodation of a (salivary α-amylase exposure during the oral phase. The effect of a salivary α-amylase pre-exposure on subsequent in vitro starch digestion curve profiles for various foods was investigated. Foods were chewed, expectorated and the boluses left to rest for 0–15 min. During pancreatic digestion, aliquots were taken and hydrolysis curves constructed for comparison against those of the same foods comminuted with a manually-operated chopper, hence spared exposure to saliva. Hydrolysate aliquots taken at T0 (time zero of the digestion of chewed samples contained higher levels of glucose and dextrins compared with chopped samples. Pancreatin activity immediately overwhelmed differences in sugar released due to salivary amylase activity. Within 10 min no differences were detectable between hydrolysis curves for chewed and chopped foods. Salivary amylase pretreatment does not contribute to the robustness or relative accuracy of in vitro methods.

  14. Instruction manual, optical effects module electronic controller and processor, model OEMCP

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    1975-01-01

    The OEM-1 electronic module is discussed; it is comprised of four subsystems: the signal processing and display; the stepper motor controls; the chopper controls; and the dc-dc invertor. The OEM-1 module controls the sample wheel so that the relative transmittance of the samples can be compared to the clear aperture position. The 3-1/2 digit digital voltmeter displays the clear aperture signal level as well as the ratio of the remaining sample positions relative to the clear aperture position. The sample wheel position is decoded so that the signals and ratios can be correlated to the data. The OEM is automatically reset to the I sub o on initial turn-on and can be reset to the '0' position by actuating a front panel switch. The sample wheel can be interrupted to change samples or induce a longer integration time if desired by a front panel command. Integration times from 1 - 50 seconds are provided at the front panel, and BCD data for external interfacing is provided.

  15. Two Axes Sun Tracking System for Heliostat: Case Study in Algeria

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    Mihoub Sofiane

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, using Proteus software, sun tracking system with 2 axes has developped to site of GHARDAIA, in the south of ALGERIA.O2 DC motors have used to move heliostat in N–S and E–W axis polar, in order to tracking the sun path.the distinction between day and night has provided by light dependent resistor (LDR.An algorithm of two axes sun tracking system hab developed and simulated under Proteus software, after DC motor’s parameters have verified and simulated under MATLAB software. The results show that: in the first, the development of the heliostat control requires the knowledge of the position of each heliostat relative to the tower to ensure the proper operation of the motors, and the uniformity of the reflected beam to the target.Then the choice of the drive motors is based on the useful power, including the weight of the heliostat, and all efforts affects on operation of motors in different seasons of the year, like the wind.And The position of the heliostat depends of chopper duty cycle.Finally,Conducting a power tower with mobile heliostats requires a techno-economic study on all components (heliostats, tower... of the plant, for example weather two motors for each heliostat field.

  16. An improved injector bunching geometry for ATLAS

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    Richard C Pardo; J Bogaty; B E Clifft; S Sherementov; P Strickhorn

    2002-12-01

    The bunching system of the ATLAS positive ion injector (PII) has been improved by relocating the harmonic buncher to a point significantly closer to the second stage sine-wave buncher and the injector LINAC. The longitudinal optics design has also been modified and now employs a virtual waist from the harmonic buncher feeding the second stage sine-wave buncher. This geometry improves the handling of space charge for high-current beams, significantly increases the capture fraction into the primary rf bucket and reduces the capture fraction of the unwanted parasitic rf bucket. Total capture and transport through the PII has been demonstrated as high as 80% of the injected dc beam while the population of the parasitic, unwanted rf bucket is typically less than 3% of the total transported beam. To remove this small residual parasitic component a new traveling-wave transmission-line chopper has been developed reducing both transverse and longitudinal emittance growth from the chopping process. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract W-31-109-ENG-38.

  17. 一种连续/离散混合结构的电容数字自校准Sigma Delta模数转换器设计%A Mixed CT/DT ∑△ ADC with Capacitor Digital Self-Calibration for RC Spread Compensation

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    刘岩; 华斯亮; 王东辉; 侯朝焕

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides a mixed continuous-time/discrete-time sigma delta ADC. This ADC combines the benefits of Cr and DT circuits,and the self-calibration control circuits compensate for the variation of the RC product in the continuous-time integrator. Chopper stabilization can remove the flicker noise especially problematic in deep submicron MOS devices. Measurement results show that the peak SNR of this ADC reaches 102dB and the total power consumption is less than 30mW.%本文根据连续时间调制器和离散时间调制器的各自优缺点,提出了一种新型混合调制器结构的音频Siena Delta模数转换器,电容数字自校准电路用来补偿连续时间积分器的RC常数,斩波稳定技术用来降低深亚微米CMOS工艺下的闪烁噪声.测试结果表明连续/离散混合结构Sigma Delta模数转换器的峰值信噪比达到102dB,芯片总体功耗为30mW.

  18. Diffusion in membranes: toward a two-dimensional diffusion map

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    For decades, quasi-elastic neutron scattering has been the prime tool for studying molecular diffusion in membranes over relevant nanometer distances. These experiments are essential to our current understanding of molecular dynamics of lipids, proteins and membrane-active molecules. Recently, we presented experimental evidence from X-ray diffraction and quasi-elastic neutron scattering demonstrating that ethanol enhances the permeability of membranes. At the QENS 2014/WINS 2014 conference we presented a novel technique to measure diffusion across membranes employing 2-dimensional quasielastic neutron scattering. We present results from our preliminary analysis of an experiment on the cold neutron multi-chopper spectrometer LET at ISIS, where we studied the self-diffusion of water molecules along lipid membranes and have the possibility of studying the diffusion in membranes. By preparing highly oriented membrane stacks and aligning them horizontally in the spectrometer, our aim is to distinguish between lateral and transmembrane diffusion. Diffusion may also be measured at different locations in the membranes, such as the water layer and the hydrocarbon membrane core. With a complete analysis of the data, 2-dimensional mapping will enable us to determine diffusion channels of water and ethanol molecules to quantitatively determine nano-scale membrane permeability. (authors)

  19. A beam-displacement prism based, three band stellar photo-polarimeter

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    Raveendran, A V; Muneer, S; Mekkaden, M V; Jayavel, N; Somashekar, M R; Sagayanathan, K; Ramamoorthy, S; Rosario, M J; Jayakumar, K

    2015-01-01

    A new astronomical photo-polarimeter that can measure linear polarization of point sources simultaneously in three spectral bands was designed and built in Indian Institute of Astrophysics. The polarimeter has a Calcite beam-displacement prism as the analyzer. The ordinary and extra-ordinary emerging beams in each spectral band are quasi-simultaneously detected by the same photomultiplier by using a high speed rotating chopper. The effective chopping frequency can be set to as high as 200 Hz. A rotating superachromatic Pancharatnam halfwave plate is used to modulate the light incident on the analyzer. The spectral bands are isolated using appropriate dichroic and glass filters. A detailed analysis shows that the reduction of 50% in the efficiency of the polarimeter because of the fact that the intensities of the two beams are measured alternately is partly compensated by the reduced time to be spent on the observation of the sky background. The position angle of polarization produced by the Glan-Taylor prism ...

  20. Neutron diffractometers for structural biology at spallation neutron sources

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    Spallation neutron sources are ideal for diffraction studies of proteins and oriented molecular complexes. With spoliation neutrons and their time dependent wavelength structure, it is easy to electronically select data with an optimal wavelength bandwidth and cover the whole Laue spectrum as time (wavelength) resolved snapshots. This optimized data quality with best peak-to-background ratios and provides adequate spatial and energy resolution to eliminate peak overlaps. The application of this concept will use choppers to select the desired Laue wavelength spectrum and employ focusing optics and large cylindrical 3He detectors to optimize data collection rates. Such a diffractometer will cover a Laue wavelength range from 1 to 5 Angstrom with a flight path length of 10m and an energy resolution of 0.25 Angstrom. Moderator concepts for maximal flux distribution within this energy range will be discussed using calculated flux profiles. Since the energy resolution required for such timed data collection in this super Laue techniques is not very high, the use of a linac only (LAMPF) spoliation target is an exciting possibility with an order of magnitude increase in flux

  1. Design of dual Beam multi-wavelength UV-visible absorbance detectors based on CCD

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    SHEN Shuang; TANG Zhen-an; LI Tong

    2006-01-01

    @@ Because the general multi-wavelength UV-Visible absorbance detector cannot avoid the noise and drift resulting from the intensity fluctuation of the light source,a dual beam multi-wavelength UV-Visible detector based on CCD was designed.The ray of light source is divided into a signal ray and a reference ray by the beam splitter after it passes through the chopper.The signal ray shines into the sample cell.The signal ray passing through the sample cell falls onto a concave mirror which focuses it onto a slot that is imaged on one portion of CCD by a concave grating.The reference ray is imaged on the other portion of CCD by the concave grating after the slot.The signal spectrum,the reference spectrum and the dark current of CCD can be measured on the same CCD under the cooperation of the optical system and accessorial circuits.The real-time compensation for the signal spectrum by using the reference spectrum and the dark current of CCD can effectively depress the noise and drift of the detector.The short-term noise is 10-5AU and the drift is 10-4AU/h.

  2. Study on Electromagnetic Operating Mechanism Holding Force Compensation Method of Circuit Breaker%断路器电磁操动机构合闸保持力补偿方法的研究

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    2016-01-01

    新型电力机车主断路器用电磁操动机构处于合闸位置时,其保持力由一组保持线圈励磁实现。由于机车上电源电压波动大且机车工作环境温度变化大,此保持力的变化范围非常大。为了稳定合闸时的保持力,保证电磁操动机构稳定工作,提出采用直流斩波的方法对合闸保持力进行补偿。%When the new type electromagnetic operating mechanism using for electric locomotive main circuit breaker is in the closing position, its keeping force is provided by a group of holding coil . Because of power supply voltage on the locomotive and environment temperature of the locomotive all changes greatly.In order to stabilize the keeping force, guarantee the stability of electromagnetic operating mechanism, a dc chopper method is proposed to compensate keeping force.

  3. Far Sidelobes Measurement of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

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    Duenner, Rolando; Gallardo, Patricio; Wollack, Ed; Henriquez, Fernando; Jerez-Hanckes, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a 6m telescope designed to map the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) simultaneously at 145GHz, 220 GHz and 280 GHz. Its off-axis Gregorian design is intended to minimize and control the off-axis sidelobe response, which is critical for scientific purposes. The expected sidelobe level for this kind of design is less than -50 dB and can be challenging to measure. Here we present a measurement of the 145 GHz far sidelobes of ACT done on the near-field of the telescope. We used a 1 mW microwave source placed 13 meters away from the telescope and a chopper wheel to produce a varying signal that could be detected by the camera for different orientations of the telescope. The source feed was designed to produce a wide beam profile. Given that the coupling is expected to be dominated by diffraction over the telescope shielding structure, when combined with a measurements of the main beam far field response, these measurement can be used to validate elements of optical design and constrain the level of spurious coupling at large angles. Our results show that the diffractive coupling beyond the ground screen is consistently below -75 dB, satisfying the design expectations.

  4. Modelling and control of an electric vehicle; Modelisation et controle d`un vehicule electrique

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    Kwartnik, J.

    1995-11-28

    The work described in this report provides to engineers or researchers a tool for electric vehicle simulation. The different components included in the system are described with in particular the choppers, the pedal accelerator and the vehicle dynamic represented by the different constraints applied to the vehicle (efforts of drag, of lift, of rolling and slope resistance). This study has been realized by considering nonlinear phenomenons such as the armature magnetic reaction or the resistance change due to temperature increasing. The complexity of the system leads to use several of control. The theory of linear systems made possible the synthesis of PID controllers after few hypothesis. An on line adaptation technique completed this synthesis by considering nonlinear effects. For the cruise control we have used a control based on fuzzy set theory. We showed through two examples, the cruise control and the motor control using a strategy which minimize the Joule effect looses, the interest and the possibilities of the model evolution. (author) 21 refs.

  5. Exploration of Whole Atmosphere Lidar: Mach-zehnder Receiver to Extend Fe Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements from the Thermosphere to the Ground

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    Smith, John A.; Chu, Xinzhao

    2016-06-01

    A receiver employing a field-widened Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is investigated for extending the wind measurement range of a narrowband Fe Doppler (372 nm) lidar from its existing measurement range in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) down to the ground. This design uses the multiple transmitted frequencies available from the base Fe Doppler lidar in combination with an MZI receiver to make a measurement of the Doppler shift from Rayleigh-Mie scattering that is independent of aerosol backscatter ratio, temperature and pressure of the lidar volume and also independent of geometric overlap, the chopper function and any other factor affecting the signal in both MZI channels equally. A ratio is constructed from the three frequencies and two channels of the interferometer that exhibits a measurement performance of 1.75 times the Cramer-Rao lower bound, which is comparable to the dual MZI (DMZ) while preserving the insensitivity to backscatter spectrum of the quad MZI (QMZ). Using actual data obtained recently from the Fe Doppler lidar, we show the expected measurement performance of this whole atmosphere lidar instrument concept.

  6. A 2.5 mW 370 mV/pF high linearity stray-immune symmetrical readout circuit for capacitive sensors

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    Zhou Kaimin; Wang Ziqiang; Zhang Chun; Wang Zhihua

    2012-01-01

    A stray-insensitive symmetrical capacitance-to-voltage converter for capacitive sensors is presented.By introducing a reference branch,a symmetrical readout circuit is realized.The linear input range is increased,and the systematic offsets of two input op-amps are cancelled.The common-mode noise and even-order distortion are also rejected.A chopper stabilization technique is adopted to further reduce the offset and flicker noise of the op-amps,and a Verilog-A-based varaetor is used to model the real variable sensing capacitor.Simulation results show that the output voltage of this proposed readout circuit responds correctly,while the under-test capacitance changes with a frequency of 1 kHz.A metal-insulator-metal capacitor array is designed on chip for measurement,and the measurement results show that this circuit achieves sensitivity of 370 mV/pF,linearity error below 1% and power consumption as low as 2.5 mW.This symmetrical readout circuit can respond to an FPGA controlled sensing capacitor array changed every 1 ms.

  7. Interspecies interactions result in enhanced biofilm formation by co-cultures of bacteria isolated from a food processing environment.

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    Røder, Henriette L; Raghupathi, Prem K; Herschend, Jakob; Brejnrod, Asker; Knøchel, Susanne; Sørensen, Søren J; Burmølle, Mette

    2015-10-01

    Bacterial attachment and biofilm formation can lead to poor hygienic conditions in food processing environments. Furthermore, interactions between different bacteria may induce or promote biofilm formation. In this study, we isolated and identified a total of 687 bacterial strains from seven different locations in a meat processing environment and evaluated their biofilm formation capability. A diverse group of bacteria was isolated and most were classified as poor biofilm producers in a Calgary biofilm device assay. Isolates from two sampling sites, the wall and the meat chopper, were further examined for multispecies biofilm formation. Eight strains from each sampling site were chosen and all possible combinations of four member co-cultures were tested for enhanced biofilm formation at 15 °C and 24 °C. In approximately 20% of the multispecies consortia grown at 15 °C, the biofilm formation was enhanced when comparing to monospecies biofilms. Two specific isolates (one from each location) were found to be present in synergistic combinations with higher frequencies than the remaining isolates tested. This data provides insights into the ability of co-localized isolates to influence co-culture biofilm production with high relevance for food safety and food production facilities.

  8. Overview of the Conceptual Design of the Future VENUS Neutron Imaging Beam Line at the Spallation Neutron Source

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    Bilheux, Hassina; Herwig, Ken; Keener, Scott; Davis, Larry

    VENUS (Versatile Neutron Imaging Beam line at the Spallation Neutron Source) will be a world-class neutron-imaging instrument that will uniquely utilize the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) time-of-flight (TOF) capabilities to measure and characterize objects across several length scales (mm to μm). When completed, VENUS will provide academia, industry and government laboratories with the opportunity to advance scientific research in areas such as energy, materials, additive manufacturing, geosciences, transportation, engineering, plant physiology, biology, etc. It is anticipated that a good portion of the VENUS user community will have a strong engineering/industrial research focus. Installed at Beam line 10 (BL10), VENUS will be a 25-m neutron imaging facility with the capability to fully illuminate (i.e., umbra illumination) a 20 cm x 20 cm detector area. The design allows for a 28 cm x 28 cm field of view when using the penumbra to 80% of the full illumination flux. A sample position at 20 m will be implemented for magnification measurements. The optical components are comprised of a series of selected apertures, T0 and bandwidth choppers, beam scrapers, a fast shutter to limit sample activation, and flight tubes filled with Helium. Techniques such as energy selective, Bragg edge and epithermal imaging will be available at VENUS.

  9. Measurement of double-differential neutron emission cross sections of 238U, 232Th and 12C for 18 MeV neutrons

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    Double-differential neutron emission cross sections of 238U, 232Th and 12C have been measured for 18-MeV incident neutrons using the neutron time-of-flight technique and Tohoku University 4.5MV Dynamitron accelerator as a pulsed neutron generator. In the experiment, energy resolution of the spectrometer was improved by employing a newly developed post-acceleration beam-chopper and by adjustment of timing property of the neutron detector. Measurements were made at laboratory angles between 30- and 145- deg., and data were obtained for secondary neutrons between 0.8 and 18 MeV. In the data processing, a care was taken for the data correction for the effects of parasitic neutrons associated with primary neutrons; the correction proved to be of special importance in the present measurement. We compared the data obtained in the present experiment with the evaluated data, JENDL-3 and ENDF/B-IV (B-V for 12C), and discussed the origin of the discrepancies. The anisotropy observed for secondary neutrons from 238U and 232Th was found to be reproduced by Kalbach-Mann systematics on the assumption of isotropy of fission neutrons. The experimental results for 12C showed marked discrepancies concerning the scattering cross sections and neutron spectrum in the continuum region. (author)

  10. New generation of cryogen free advanced superconducting magnets for neutron scattering experiments

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    Kirichek, O.; Brown, J.; Adroja, D. T.; Manuel, P.; Kouzmenko, G.; Bewley, R. I.; Wotherspoon, R.

    2012-12-01

    Recent advances in superconducting technology and cryocooler refrigeration have resulted in a new generation of advanced superconducting magnets for neutron beam applications. These magnets have outstanding parameters such as high homogeneity and stability at highest magnetic fields possible, a reasonably small stray field, low neutron scattering background and larger exposure to neutron detectors. At the same time the pulse tube refrigeration technology provides a complete re-condensing regime which allows to minimise the requirements for cryogens without introducing additional noise and mechanical vibrations. The magnets can be used with dilution refrigerator insert which expands the temperature range from 20mK to 300K. Here we are going to present design, test results and the operational data of the 14T magnet for neutron diffraction and the 9T wide angle chopper magnet for neutron spectroscopy developed by Oxford Instruments in collaboration with ISIS neutron source. First scientific results obtained from the neutron scattering experiments with these magnets are also going to be discussed.

  11. In-beam test of the Boron-10 Multi-Grid neutron detector at the IN6 time-of-flight spectrometer at the ILL

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    A neutron detector concept based on solid layers of boron carbide enriched in 10B has been in development for the last few years as an alternative for 3He by collaboration between the ILL, ESS and Linköping University. This Multi-Grid detector uses layers of aluminum substrates coated with 10B4C on both sides that are traversed by the incoming neutrons. Detection is achieved using a gas counter readout principle. By segmenting the substrate and using multiple anode wires, the detector is made inherently position sensitive. This development is aimed primarily at neutron scattering instruments with large detector areas, such as time-of-flight chopper spectrometers. The most recent prototype has been built to be interchangeable with the 3He detectors of IN6 at ILL. The 10B detector has an active area of 32 x 48cm2. It was installed at the IN6 instrument and operated for several weeks, collecting data in parallel with the regularly scheduled experiments, thus providing the first side-by-side comparison with the conventional 3He detectors. Results include an efficiency comparison, assessment of the in-detector scattering contribution, sensitivity to gamma-rays and the signal-to-noise ratio in time-of-flight spectra. The good expected performance has been confirmed with the exception of an unexpected background count rate. This has been identified as natural alpha activity in aluminum. New convertor substrates are under study to eliminate this source of background.

  12. H- Ion Sources For CERN’s Linac4

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    Lettry, J; Coutron, Y; Chaudeta, E; Dallocchio, A; Gil Flores, J; Hansen, J; Mahner, E; Mathot, S; Mattei, S; Midttun, O; Moyret, P; Nisbet, D; O’Neil, M; Paoluzzi, M; Pasquino, C; Pereira, H; Sanchez Arias, J; Schmitzer, C; Scrivens, R; Steyaert, D

    2013-01-01

    The specifications set to the Linac4 ion source are: H- ion pulses of 0.5 ms duration, 80 mA intensity and 45 keV energy within a normalized emittance of 0.25 mmmrad RMS at a repetition rate of 2 Hz. In 2010, during the commissioning of a prototype based on H- production from the plasma volume, it was observed that the powerful co-extracted electron beam inherent to this type of ion source could destroy its electron beam dump well before reaching nominal parameters. However, the same source was able to provide 80 mA of protons mixed with a small fraction of H2+ and H3+ molecular ions. The commissioning of the radio frequency quadrupole accelerator (RFQ), beam chopper and H- beam diagnostics of the Linac4 are scheduled for 2012 and its final installation in the underground building is to start in 2013. Therefore, a crash program was launched in 2010 and reviewed in 2011 aiming at keeping the original Linac4 schedule with the following deliverables: Design and production of a volume ion source prototype suitabl...

  13. Diffusion in membranes: Toward a two-dimensional diffusion map

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    Toppozini Laura

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available For decades, quasi-elastic neutron scattering has been the prime tool for studying molecular diffusion in membranes over relevant nanometer distances. These experiments are essential to our current understanding of molecular dynamics of lipids, proteins and membrane-active molecules. Recently, we presented experimental evidence from X-ray diffraction and quasi-elastic neutron scattering demonstrating that ethanol enhances the permeability of membranes. At the QENS 2014/WINS 2014 conference we presented a novel technique to measure diffusion across membranes employing 2-dimensional quasi-elastic neutron scattering. We present results from our preliminary analysis of an experiment on the cold neutron multi-chopper spectrometer LET at ISIS, where we studied the self-diffusion of water molecules along lipid membranes and have the possibility of studying the diffusion in membranes. By preparing highly oriented membrane stacks and aligning them horizontally in the spectrometer, our aim is to distinguish between lateral and transmembrane diffusion. Diffusion may also be measured at different locations in the membranes, such as the water layer and the hydrocarbon membrane core. With a complete analysis of the data, 2-dimensional mapping will enable us to determine diffusion channels of water and ethanol molecules to quantitatively determine nanoscale membrane permeability.

  14. Sofia Observatory Performance and Characterization

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    Temi, Pasquale; Miller, Walter; Dunham, Edward; McLean, Ian; Wolf, Jurgen; Becklin, Eric; Bida, Tom; Brewster, Rick; Casey, Sean; Collins, Peter; Jakob, Holger; Killebrew, Jana; Lampater, Ulrich; Mandushev, Georgi; Marcum, Pamela; Meyer, Allan; Pfueller, Enrico; Reinacher, Andreas; Roeser, Hans-Peter; Savage, Maureen; Teufel, Stefan; Wiedemann, Manuel

    2012-01-01

    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has recently concluded a set of engineering flights for Observatory performance evaluation. These in-flight opportunities have been viewed as a first comprehensive assessment of the Observatory's performance and will be used to address the development activity that is planned for 2012, as well as to identify additional Observatory upgrades. A series of 8 SOFIA Characterization And Integration (SCAI) flights have been conducted from June to December 2011. The HIPO science instrument in conjunction with the DSI Super Fast Diagnostic Camera (SFDC) have been used to evaluate pointing stability, including the image motion due to rigid-body and flexible-body telescope modes as well as possible aero-optical image motion. We report on recent improvements in pointing stability by using an Active Mass Damper system installed on Telescope Assembly. Measurements and characterization of the shear layer and cavity seeing, as well as image quality evaluation as a function of wavelength have been performed using the HIPO+FLITECAM Science Instrument configuration (FLIPO). A number of additional tests and measurements have targeted basic Observatory capabilities and requirements including, but not limited to, pointing accuracy, chopper evaluation and imager sensitivity. SCAI activities included in-flight partial Science Instrument commissioning prior to the use of the instruments as measuring engines. This paper reports on the data collected during the SCAI flights and presents current SOFIA Observatory performance and characterization.

  15. X-ray diagnostic apparatus

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    A falling load type X-ray diagnostic apparatus comprises a low voltage power source, AC-DC converting means connected to the low voltage power source so as to apply a rectified low DC voltage, chopping means connected to the AC-DC converting means and chopping said DC voltage into a low AC voltage, high voltage applying means for transforming said low AC voltage into a high AC voltage, said high AC voltage being applied as a tube voltage to an X-ray tube from which X-rays are irradiated toward an object to be examined, means for controlling a filament heating power of the X-ray tube, programming means for supplying a control signal to said filament heating control means so as to reduce the emission current of said X-ray tube during the irradiation, and chopper control means for controlling the chopping ratio of said chopping means by evaluating said rectified DC voltage with a preset tube voltage generated in said programming means, said programming means compensating said tube voltage by receiving said control signal in such a manner that said tube voltage is maintained substantially constant during the irradiation by varying said preset tube voltage so as to control the chopping ratio based upon the reduction of the filament heating power for the X-ray tube

  16. Small wind charging controller%小功率风力充电控制器

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    韩志强; 姚国兴

    2011-01-01

    介绍了一种小功率风力充电控制器.相对于传统的基于Boost变换器的充电方式,该控制器有效地降低了损耗,能更加充分地利用风能;在风速较低时,通过Boost斩波器将整流输出电压升至一定值,再送至后级电路;当风速较高时,切断Boost电路,将整流输出电压直接送到后级给蓄电池充电.经过300 W风力充电系统的实验,验证了其设计的正确性.%A low-power wind charging controller is introduced, by comparison with traditional charging method based on Boost converter, the controller reduces wear and tear, could realize more fully using of wind energy.When the wind speed is low, by Boost chopper, the rectification output voltage will be raised to certain value and then will be sent to the later circuit; when the wind speed is high, it will cut the Boost circuit, and send the rectification output voltage directly to the battery for charging.Finally, the experimental results in a 300 W wind charging system verify the correctness of the design.

  17. A Design of Switch Voltage Regulator Based on PWM%基于PWM的开关稳压电源的设计

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    王磊; 李建敏; 李平

    2013-01-01

    The thesis based on MCU and power technology,uses Boost DC chopper circuit as the DC-DC converter major part of the main circuit. The subject uses the STC12C2052AD as the main controller of the all-whole system, and it increases the sampling and feedback of the current and voltage of the main circuit to achieve over-current protection and closed-loop PWM control. In this paper, the hardware of system, selection, the realization of software control are described in detail. Design of low-power general-purpose switching power supply focus on MCU and power technology.%论文基于单片机与电子电力技术,采用Boost直流斩波电路作为DC-DC变换器的主要部分.以STC12C2052AD处理器作为整个系统的主控器并且增加了对主电路电流、电压的采样反馈,实现过流保护和闭环PWM控制.该文对系统的硬件、选型、软件控制的实现均有较为详细的阐述,围绕单片机和开关电源技术进行的小功率通用开关稳压电源的设计.

  18. A multi-spectral band stellar photo-polarimeter

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    Srinivasulu, G; Muneer, S; Mekkaden, M V; Jayavel, N; Somashekar, M R; Sagayanathan, K; Ramamoorthy, S; Rosario, M J; Jayakumar, K

    2015-01-01

    We designed and built a new astronomical photo-polarimeter that can measure linear polarization simultaneously in three spectral bands. It has a Calcite beamdisplacement prism as the analyzer. The ordinary and extra-ordinary emerging beams in each spectral bands are quasi-simultaneously detected by the same photomultiplier by using a high speed rotating chopper. A rotating superachromatic Pancharatnam halfwave plate is used to modulate the light incident on the analyzer. The spectral bands are isolated using appropriate dichroic and glass filters. We show that the reduction of 50% in the efficiency of the polarimeter because of the fact that the intensities of the two beams are measured alternately is partly compensated by the reduced time to be spent on the observation of the sky background. The use of a beam-displacement prism as the analyzer completely removes the polarization of background skylight, which is a major source of error during moonlit nights, especially, in the case of faint stars. The field t...

  19. ATOMIC BEAM POLARIZATION MEASUREMENT OF THE RHIC POLARIZED H-JET TARGET.

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    MAKDISI,Y.; NASS,A.; GRAHAM,D.; KPONOU,A.; MAHLER,G.; MENG,W.; RITTER,J.; ET AL.

    2005-01-28

    The RHIC polarized H-Jet measures the polarization of the RHIC proton beam via elastic scattering off a nuclear polarized atomic hydrogen beam. The atomic beam is produced by a dissociator, a beam forming system and sextupole magnets. Nuclear polarization is achieved by exchanging occupation numbers of hyperfine states using high frequency transitions. The polarization was measured using a modified form of a Breit-Rabi polarimeter including focusing magnets and another set of high frequency transitions. The sampling of a large part of the beam and low noise electronics made it possible to measure the polarization to a high degree of accuracy in a very short time period (1 min). Using this system, we measured no depolarization of the atomic beam due to the RF fields of the bunched proton beam. Time-of-Flight measurements were done using a fast chopper and a QMA at the position of the RHIC interaction point to determine the areal density of the atomic beam seen by the RHIC beam.

  20. An improved injector bunching geometry for ATLAS

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    Pardo, Richard C; Clifft, B E; Sherementov, S; Strickhorn, P

    2002-01-01

    The bunching system of the ATLAS positive ion injector (PII) has been improved by relocating the harmonic buncher to a point significantly closer to the second stage sine-wave buncher and the injector LINAC. The longitudinal optics design has also been modified and now employs a virtual waist from the harmonic buncher feeding the second stage sine-wave buncher. This geometry improves the handling of space charge for high-current beams, significantly increases the capture fraction into the primary rf bucket and reduces the capture fraction of the unwanted parasitic rf bucket. Total capture and transport through the PH has been demonstrated as high as 80% of the injected dc beam while the population of the parasitic, unwanted rf bucket is typically less than 3% of the total transported beam. To remove this small residual parasitic component a new traveling-wave transmission- line chopper has been developed reducing both transverse and longitudinal emittance growth from the chopping process. This work was suppor...

  1. Production design of the drift tube Linac for the CERN Linac4

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    Ramberger, S; Cuvet, Y; Dallocchio, A; De Michele, G; Gerigk, F; Giguet, J M; Lallement, J B; Lombardi, A M; Sargsyan, E; Vretenar, M

    2010-01-01

    The design of the Drift Tube Linac (DTL) for the new linear accelerator Linac4 at CERN has been made ready for production: H--ion beams of up to 40 mA average pulse current are to be accelerated from 3 to 50 MeV by three RF cavities operating at 352.2MHz and at duty cycles of up to 10%. In order to provide a margin for longitudinal matching from the chopper line, the longitudinal acceptance has been increased. The synchronous phase starts at -35 deg in Tank1 and ramps linearly to -24 deg over the tank while it went from -30 to -20 deg in the previous design. The accelerating gradient has been reduced to 3.1MV/m in Tank1 and increased to 3.3 MV/m in Tank2 and Tank3 for a better distribution of RF power between tanks that is compatible with a mechanical design. To make the transverse acceptance less sensitive to alignment and gradient errors, the focusing scheme is now FFDD over all 3 tanks. Design features that were demonstrated in earlier reports have been improved for series production. Results of high power...

  2. Beams dynamics optimisation of LINAC4 structures for increased operational flexibility

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    Bellodi, G; Garcia Tudela, M; Hein, L M; Lallement, J B; Lombardi, A M; Posocco, P A; Sargsyan, E; Stovall, J

    2010-01-01

    Linac4 is a new 160 MeV, 40 mA pulsed beam current H- accelerator which will be the source of particles for all proton accelerators at CERN. Construction started in October 2008, and beam commissioning of the 3 MeV front-end is scheduled for early next year. A baseline design of the linac beam dynamics was completed 2 years ago and validated by a systematic campaign of transverse and longitudinal error studies to assess tolerance limits and machine activation levels. Recent studies have been mainly focused on optimising this design to achieve both a smoother performance for nominal beam conditions and to gain operational flexibility for non-nominal scenarios. These include a review of the chopper beam dynamics design, a re-definition of the DTL and CCDTL inter-tank regions and a study of operational schemes for reduced beam currents (either permanent or in pulse-to-pulse mode). These studies have been carried out in parallel to first specifications for a beam commissioning strategy of the linac and its low-en...

  3. Research on Hybrid Drive Technology of Brush DC Motor and Brushless DC Motor Based on CPLD%基于CPLD的有刷和无刷直流电动机混合驱动技术研究

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    王穆移; 马瑞卿; 孙银川; 徐蕾

    2009-01-01

    Researched the hybrid drive technology which based on the three - phase bridge inverter for the brushless DC motor (BLDCM) and the H-bridge inverter for the brush DC motor by making full use the resources of complex programmable logic devices (CPLD). It gave the overall design, different chopper ways and forward/reverse switch methods. Simulation results show that the hybrid driver has a character of high integration, and it can eliminate the competition adventure of the combination logics, and owns sev-eral functions, such as the fault protection, the choice of control ways, the embargo of logic, and so on.%充分利用可编程逻辑器件(CPLD)资源,研究了基于三相桥逆变器的无刷直流电动机(BLDCM)和基于H桥逆变器的有刷直流电动机的混合驱动技术,给出了总体设计、不同斩波方式及正、反转切换方法.仿真结果证明,混合驱动器集成度高,可消除组合逻辑竞争冒险,具有故障保护、控制方式选择和逻辑封锁等多种功能.

  4. 基于 STM32的全桥逆变器的设计%The Design of Full Bridge Inverter Based on STM32

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    黎山峰; 黄超龙

    2016-01-01

    The paper introduces a design of the full bridge inverter based on the STM 32 microcontroller as the controlling core in order to design a low power digital sine-inverter, which uses a high resolution SPWM pulse produced by the MCU ’ s high speed timer , and operates the SPWM pulse into chopper inversion by the photoelectric coupler and IR 2111 to amplify power with the help of the full bridge converter made of IRF 840 , with the LC filtering circuit , finally changing high voltage SPWM pulse into AC power .%为设计一种低功耗的数字化正弦逆变器,设计了以STM32单片机为控制核心的全桥逆变器,该逆变器采由单片机的高速定时器产生高分辨率的SPWM脉冲,通过光耦隔离和IR2111驱动芯片把SPWM脉冲信号对由IRF840场效应管构成的全桥电路实现斩波逆变,经过LC滤波电路,最后实现高压SPWM脉冲转换成交流电源。

  5. Design of Multi-Harmonic Buncher for Pulsed Proton Beam

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    Kim, Han-Sung; Kwon, Hyeok-Jung; Cho, Yong-Sub [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Gyeongju (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    Fast neutrons with a broad spectrum can be generated by irradiating the proton beams on target materials. To measure the neutron energy by time of flight (TOF) method, we need pulsed proton beam. The short pulse width of the proton beam is preferred because the neutron energy uncertainty is proportional to the pulse width. In addition, the pulse repetition rate should be low enough to extend the lower limit of the available neutron energy. To generate short pulse proton beam, we adopted a deflector and slit system. In a simple deflector with slit system, most of the proton beam is blocked by slit, especially when the beam pulse width is short. Therefore, the available beam current is very low, which results in low neutron flux. We proposed beam modulation by using buncher cavity to increase the available beam current. The ideal field pattern for the buncher cavity is saw-tooth type. To make the field pattern similar to the saw-tooth waveform, we adopted a multi-harmonic buncher. The design for the multi-harmonic buncher including 3D electromagnetic calculation is presented in this paper. A multi-harmonic buncher for a proton beam chopper system to generate a short pulse neutron beam was designed. The frequency of the fundamental mode is 50 MHz and the resonant structure up to 3{sup rd} harmonics is used.

  6. Microbial biomass and soil fauna during the decomposition of cover crops in no-tillage system

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The decomposition of plant residues is a biological process mediated by soil fauna, but few studies have been done evaluating its dynamics in time during the process of disappearance of straw. This study was carried out in Chapecó, in southern Brazil, with the objective of monitoring modifications in soil fauna populations and the C content in the soil microbial biomass (C SMB during the decomposition of winter cover crop residues in a no-till system. The following treatments were tested: 1 Black oat straw (Avena strigosa Schreb.; 2 Rye straw (Secale cereale L.; 3 Common vetch straw (Vicia sativa L.. The cover crops were grown until full flowering and then cut mechanically with a rolling stalk chopper. The soil fauna and C content in soil microbial biomass (C SMB were assessed during the period of straw decomposition, from October 2006 to February 2007. To evaluate C SMB by the irradiation-extraction method, soil samples from the 0-10 cm layer were used, collected on eight dates, from before until 100 days after residue chopping. The soil fauna was collected with pitfall traps on seven dates up to 85 days after residue chopping. The phytomass decomposition of common vetch was faster than of black oat and rye residues. The C SMB decreased during the process of straw decomposition, fastest in the treatment with common vetch. In the common vetch treatment, the diversity of the soil fauna was reduced at the end of the decomposition process.

  7. Studies on selected polymeric materials using the photoacoustic spectroscopic technique

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    Hukum Singh

    2011-01-01

    Polymethylmethacrylate-graft-polybisphenol-A-carbonate (PMMA-G-PC) with 50% grafting is synthesized. The acid (0.18 M, 100 ml) in air at (45±12) ℃ for 3.0 h. Condensation of (PMMA-G-PC) with N-[p-(carboxyl phenyl amino acetic acid)] hydrazide (PCPH) affords polybisphenol-A-carbonate-graft-polymethylmethacrylate hydrazide (PCGH).The photoacoustic (PA) spectra of (PCGH) are recorded in a wavelength range from 200 nm to 800 nm at a modulation frequency of 22 Hz, and compared with those of pure polybisphenol-A-carbonate (PC), (PMMA-G-PC) and (PCPH).In the present work, a non-destructive and non-contact analytical method, namely the photoacoustic technique, is successfully implemented for optical and thermal characterization of selected polymeric materials. The indigenous PA spectrometer used in the present study consists of a 300-W xenon arc lamp, a lock-in amplifier, a chopper, a (1/8)-m monochromator controlled by computer and a home-made PA cell.

  8. Evaluation of a handling system for ley crop used in biogas production. Capacities and costs for a centralised system

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    Vaagstroem, Lena

    2005-07-01

    Within the Vaextkraft project in Vaesteraas, Sweden, biogas is to be produced out of ley crop and organic waste. The aim of this study has been to estimate the capacities within the handling system used for the ley crop harvest, and the resources needed. For this purpose a model in the form of a calculation program in Excel was built. The model makes it possible to vary parameters such as transport system design, distance from fields to storage, dry matter content and yield. The results showed that it is essential to match the capacities between chopper and transport to minimise the time and cost connected to the harvest. To avoid creating costly bottlenecks in the Vaextkraft case the transport system has to consist of at least two trucks with trailers. The estimates made with the model suggests that the distance to storage is strongly linked to the dimensioning of the transport system, whereas the number of fields and their size has a lesser impact on harvest time and cost. Variation of the dry matter yield from a base scenario had an impact on the cost for harvesting, but not on the choice of transport system. The model couldn't detect any reliable differences in total costs due to the variation of dry matter content between 25-45%. The choice of chopping machinery in the Vaextkraft project leads to small timeliness costs. Together with a reasonable choice of transport system they will only constitute a few percent of the total costs for harvesting.

  9. 基于VO2薄膜非致冷红外探测器性能研究%CHARACTERIZATION OF UNCOOLED VO2-BASED THIN FILMS BOLOMETER

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    陈长虹; 易新建; 张静; 熊笔峰

    2001-01-01

    用微电子工艺制备了VO2溅射薄膜红外探测器,在296K的环境温度中测试了该探测器对8-12μm红外辐射的黑体响应率和噪声电压,结果显示该探测器在调制频率为30Hz时可以实现探测率D*=1.89×108cmHz1/2W-1,热时间常数τ=0.011s的非致冷红外探测.%An uncooled bolometer based on VO2 thin films deposited by reactive ion-beam sputtering was fabricated. The noise and responsivity for the spectral range 8-12μm were measured at 296K. At the chopper frequency of 30Hz, the device having a detectivity D* of 1.89×108cmHz1/2W-1and a thermal time constant of 0.011s was realized.

  10. Momentum density of hcp and liquid helium-4 by inelastic neutron scattering

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    A measurement of the momentum density in hcp and liquid 4He by inelastic neutron scattering is reported. Using the Low Resolution Medium Energy Chopper Spectrometer at the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source at Argonne National Laboratory, momentum transfers in the range 12 to 22.5 A-1 were attained. At these momentum transfers, the momentum density of the sample is related to the dynamic structure factor by the impulse approximation. The measured momentum distribution is Gaussian and the kinetic energy is larger than proposed by existing theories. Data were taken on two solid samples, the first was a 19.45 cm3/mole hcp solid, the second was 18.20 cm3/ mole; both solid samples were maintained at 1.70 K during data collection. Data were also taken on a liquid sample with a molar volume of 18.20 cm3/mole at 4.00 K. At 1.70 K the two solid samples are essentially in their ground states so that the measurement is of the ground state momentum density. The liquid sample was included to see if the difference between the liquid and solid momentum density at the same molar volume was observable

  11. Ultracold-neutron infrastructure for the PNPI/ILL neutron EDM experiment

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    A PNPI/ILL experiment to measure the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) is currently being prepared at the facility PF2 for ultracold neutrons (UCN) at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble. To enable an improvement of sensitivity, one of PF2's beam positions has been equipped with new components for UCN transport, polarization and beam characterization, comprised of a superconducting solenoid-polarizer with magnetic field 4 T, a neutron guide system with diameter 136 mm prepared in replica technology, and a novel beam chopper for time-of-flight analysis. The whole EDM apparatus is set up on a non-magnetic platform. The total flux of polarized UCN with velocities less than 6.8 m/s along the guide axis is 1.5x105 n/s, corresponding to a flux density of 103 cm-2 s-1. The density of polarized UCN at the experimental position is about 5 cm-3, which shall lead to an EDM measurement with a counting statistical accuracy of 1.5x10-26 ecm during 200 days of operation at PF2.

  12. Experimental Studies of Laser Doppler Velocimetry%激光多普勒测速实验的研究分析

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    谭少轩; 李平舟

    2012-01-01

    Laser Doppler identification experiment which based on conversion principle,translates optical signal into electrical signal and to measure the rotation speed of the chopper.The experiment is required to adjust correctly light path,understand the Doppler principle and master to analyze objectively the experiment phenomenon.This paper introduces the basic principle and the operation steps,in addition according to the analysis of the experimental process,give some personal opinions.%激光多普勒测速实验是基于A-D转换原理,将光信号转换为电信号从而测量斩波器的转动速度。实验要求正确调节光路,理解多普勒原理,学会客观、准确的分析实验现象。文章介绍了实验的基本原理和操作步骤,通过对实验数据的处理分析对实验提出了改进意见。

  13. A new type of mine electrical locomotive traction power controller development%基于单片机矿用电机车牵引控制器的研制

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    张全柱; 黄成玉; 邓永红

    2009-01-01

    为了实现矿用电机车交流传动的高性能控制运行,提高电机车运行的可靠性,以代替传统的矿用电机车直流调阻调速和直流斩波调速,实现节能降耗.本文研制设计了基于16位单片微机SPMC75F2413A的矿用电机车交流变频调速牵引控制器,给出了牵引控制器三相SPWM波形发生器的硬件和软件的实现方案和电路结构.实验结果证明,该牵引控制器能够满足矿用电机车交流变频调速运行的要求.%Mine electrical locomotive speed controlling modified from traditional changing DC Resistance and DC Chopper to VVVF, realizing mine electric locomotive to have high-performance control, saving energy and improving the reliability of operation of motor vehicles.This article is designed based on the Sunplus 16-bit single-chip microcomputer SPMC75F2413A mine locomotive traction power controller, providing the controller three-phase SPWM waveform generator hardware and software implementation program.

  14. 矿用电机车矢量控制系统的研究设计%Research of Vector Control System of Mine Electrical Locomotive

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    邓永红; 潘玉民; 张全柱; 黄成玉

    2012-01-01

    为了实现矿用电机车交流传动的高性能控制运行,提高电机车运行的可靠性,以代替传统的矿用电机车直流调阻调速和直流斩波调速,实现节能降耗,提高牵引性能.基于16位单片机dsPIC30F6010A,研制设计了一种反馈解耦型电压矢量矿用电机车交流变频调速牵引控制系统,改善了电机车低速性能,实现了电流的快速凋节和无静差控制.试验结果证明了这种控制策略的有效性.%Mine electrical locomotive speed controlling modified from traditional changing DC Resistance and DC Chopper to VVVF, realizing mine electric locomotive to have high-performance control, saving energy and improving the reliability of operation of motor vehicles. The feedback decoupling voltage vector control system of mine locomotive traction based on the Microchip 16-bit single-chip microcomputer dsPIC30F6010A was designed, improved low-speed performance of mine electric locomotive, realized rapid adjustment of the current and no static error control. Experimental showed the feasibility of the control strategy.

  15. Focusing adaptive-optics for neutron spectroscopy at extreme conditions

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    Simeoni, G. G., E-mail: ggsimeoni@outlook.com [Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), FRM II, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Physics Department E13, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Valicu, R. G. [Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), FRM II, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Physics Department E13, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Physics Department E21, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Borchert, G. [Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), FRM II, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Böni, P. [Physics Department E21, Technical University of Munich, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Rasmussen, N. G. [Nanoscience Center, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); Yang, F.; Kordel, T.; Holland-Moritz, D.; Kargl, F.; Meyer, A. [Institut für Materialphysik im Weltraum, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, D-51170 Köln (Germany)

    2015-12-14

    Neutron Spectroscopy employing extreme-conditions sample environments is nowadays a crucial tool for the understanding of fundamental scientific questions as well as for the investigation of materials and chemical-physical properties. For all these kinds of studies, an increased neutron flux over a small sample area is needed. The prototype of a focusing neutron guide component, developed and produced completely at the neutron source FRM II in Garching (Germany), has been installed at the time-of-flight (TOF) disc-chopper neutron spectrometer TOFTOF and came into routine-operation. The design is based on the compressed Archimedes' mirror concept for finite-size divergent sources. It represents a unique device combining the supermirror technology with Adaptive Optics, suitable for broad-bandwidth thermal-cold TOF neutron spectroscopy (here optimized for 1.4–10 Å). It is able to squeeze the beam cross section down to a square centimeter, with a more than doubled signal-to-background ratio, increased efficiency at high scattering angles, and improved symmetry of the elastic resolution function. We present a comparison between the simulated and measured beam cross sections, as well as the performance of the instrument within real experiments. This work intends to show the unprecedented opportunities achievable at already existing instruments, along with useful guidelines for the design and construction of next-generation neutron spectrometers.

  16. Exploring control parameters of two photon processes in solutions

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    Debabrata Goswami; Amit Nag

    2012-01-01

    Two-photon microscopy depends extensively on the two-photon absorption cross-sections of biologically relevant chromophores. High repetition rate (HRR) lasers are essential in multiphoton microscopy for generating satisfactory signal to noise at low average powers. However, HRR lasers generate thermal distortions in samples even with the slightest single photon absorption. We use an optical chopper with HRR lasers to intermittently `blank’ irradiation and effectively minimize thermal effects to result in a femtosecond z-scan setup that precisely measures the two-photon absorption (TPA) cross-sections of chromophores. Though several experimental factors impact such TPA measurements, a systematic effort to modulate and influence TPA characteristics is yet to evolve. Here, we present the effect of several control parameters on the TPA process that are independent of chromophore characteristics for femtosecond laser pulse based measurements; and demonstrate how the femtosecond laser pulse repetition rate, chromophore environment and incident laser polarization can become effective control parameters for such nonlinear optical properties.

  17. Neutron diffractometers for structural biology at spallation neutron sources

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    Schoenborn, B.P.; Pitcher, E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Spallation neutron sources are ideal for diffraction studies of proteins and oriented molecular complexes. With spoliation neutrons and their time dependent wavelength structure, it is easy to electronically select data with an optimal wavelength bandwidth and cover the whole Laue spectrum as time (wavelength) resolved snapshots. This optimized data quality with best peak-to-background ratios and provides adequate spatial and energy resolution to eliminate peak overlaps. The application of this concept will use choppers to select the desired Laue wavelength spectrum and employ focusing optics and large cylindrical {sup 3}He detectors to optimize data collection rates. Such a diffractometer will cover a Laue wavelength range from 1 to 5{Angstrom} with a flight path length of 10m and an energy resolution of 0.25{Angstrom}. Moderator concepts for maximal flux distribution within this energy range will be discussed using calculated flux profiles. Since the energy resolution required for such timed data collection in this super Laue techniques is not very high, the use of a linac only (LAMPF) spoliation target is an exciting possibility with an order of magnitude increase in flux.

  18. Spatial and temporal beam profile monitor with nanosecond resolution for CERN's Linac4 and Superconducting Proton Linac

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    Hori, M

    2008-01-01

    The Linac4, now being developed at CERN, will provide 160-MeV H- beams of high intensity . Before this beam can be injected into the CERN Proton Synchrotron Booster or future Superconducting Proton Linac for further acceleration, some sequences of 500-ps-long micro-bunches must be removed from it, using a beam chopper. These bunches, if left in the beam, would fall outside the longitudinal acceptance of the accelerators and make them radioactive. We developed a monitor to measure the time structure and spatial profile of this chopped beam, with respective resolutions and . Its large active area and dynamic range also allows investigations of beam halos. The ion beam first struck a carbon foil, and secondary electrons emerging from the foil were accelerated by a series of parallel grid electrodes. These electrons struck a phosphor screen, and the resulting image of the scintillation light was guided to a thermoelectrically cooled, charge-coupled device camera. The time resolution was attained by applying high-...

  19. Mechanisms of UK radiometers flown on Nimbus 5 and 6 with particular reference to bearings, pivots and lubrication

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    Hadley, H.

    1980-01-01

    The mechanisms incorporated in the vertical sounding infrared radiometry experiments which were launched on Nimbus 5 in 1972 and on Nimbus 6 in 1975 are discussed. Both use dry lubricants. The Nimbus 5 radiometer includes a rotating chopper driven via a carbon fiber-acetal resin gearwheel. The driving motor runs at 2000 rpm and has completed over 7 x 10 to the 9th power revolutions. Four gear driven filter wheels powered by stepper motors have each completed 2 x 10 to the 8th power changes. The input calibration mirror mechanism and its field of view compensation mechanisms are also described. All 25 ball races used in the experiment are of the film transfer type. The Nimbus 6 radiometer includes two cells. Each contains a piston supported on diaphragm springs and driven electromagnetically. The pistons are 6 cm in diameter with a stroke of 1 cm and are driven at their mechanical resonant frequency of approx. 15 Hz. The calibrating mirrors rotate periodically to view a target. The support pivots are synthetic sapphire ring stones with separate end thrust stones. The problems of mounting these stones to withstand vibration loads is described.

  20. Lattice design of medium energy beam transport line for n spallation neutron source

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    A 1 GeV H- injector linac is being designed at RRCAT for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source (ISNS). The front-end of the injector linac will consist of Radiofrequency Quadrupole (RFQ) linac, which will accelerate the H- beam from 50 keV to 3 MeV. The beam will be further accelerated in superconducting Single Spoke Resonators (SSRs). A Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line will be used to transport the beam from the exit of RFQ to the input of SSR. The main purpose of MEBT is to carry out beam matching from RFQ to SSR, and beam chopping. In this paper, we describe the optimization criteria for the lattice design of MEBT. The optimized lattice element parameters are presented for zero and full (15 mA) current case. Beam dynamics studies have been carried out using an envelope tracing code Trace-3D. Required beam deflection angle due to the chopper housed inside the MEBT for beam chopping has also been estimated. (author)

  1. A reactionless, bearingless linear shutter mechanism for the multispectral pushbroom imaging radiometer

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    Krumel, L.J.

    1996-12-31

    The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program is a multi-laboratory, interagency program as part of DOE`s principal entry into the US Global Change Research Program. Two issues addressed are the radiation budget and its spectral dependence, and radiative and other properties of clouds. Measures of solar flux divergence and energy exchanges between clouds, the earth, its oceans, and the atmosphere through various altitudes are sought. Additionally, the program seeks to provide measurements to calibrate satellite radiance products and validate their associated flux retrieval algorithms. Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles fly long, extended missions. MPIR is one of the primary instruments on the ARM-UAV campaigns. A shutter mechanism has been developed and flown as part of an airborne imaging radiometer having application to spacecraft or other applications requiring low vibration, high reliability, and long life. The device could be employed in other cases where a reciprocating platform is needed. Typical shutters and choppers utilize a spinning disc, or in very small instruments, a vibrating vane to continually interrupt incident light or radiation that enters the system. A spinning disk requires some sort of bearings that usually have limited life, and at a minimum introduce issues of reliability. Friction, lubrication and contamination always remain critical areas of concern, as well as the need for power to operate. Dual vibrating vanes may be dynamically well balanced as a set and are frictionless. However, these are limited by size in a practical sense. In addition, multiples of these devices are difficult to synchronize.

  2. BioRef II—Neutron reflectometry with relaxed resolution for fast, kinetic measurements at HZB

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    Trapp, M.; Steitz, R.; Kreuzer, M.; Strobl, M.; Rose, M.; Dahint, R.

    2016-10-01

    We present an upgrade to the time-of-flight neutron reflectometer BioRef at the research reactor BER II of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB). Through the integration of an additional chopper into the existing setup, the available wavelength resolution is significantly extended. Now two distinct operation modes can be used: a high resolution mode with Δλ/λ ranging from 1% to 5%, which allows for the investigation of thick films up to 4000 Å, and a high flux mode with Δλ/λ = 7%-11%. In the high flux mode, reflectivity curves from 0.007 Å-1 to 0.2 Å-1 with three angular settings can be recorded in 7 min. For a single angular setting and its respective window in Q-space, a time resolution of even less than 4 min is reached. The different configurations are documented by respective measurements (a) on a Ni-Ti multilayer and (b) the swelling kinetics of a solid-supported phospholipid coating upon incubation in a polyelectrolyte solution.

  3. Panoramic camera systems for meteor tracking and meteorite recovery

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    Brosch, N.; Nemiroff, R.; Shamir, L.

    2006-08-01

    Since 1969, the Antarctic became the most fertile part of the Earth to yield meteorites. The recovered meteorites have been concentrated in specific locations by the actions of wind and snow. It is difficult, therefore to derive their history prior to their arrival onto the Antarctic ice except for an estimate of their space residence. We propose to deploy a system of two or more panoramic cameras in the Antarctic designed to observe meteors and measure their space trajectories. The cameras are patterned after the successful CONCAM systems with the specific difference that each would be equipped with a high-precision light chopper. The CCD images collected by the continuously-operating cameras will yield the angular speed of each detected meteor. Using two or more cameras spaced by a few km or tens of km it will be possible, using triangulation, to derive the space trajectories of these meteors. In case of meteorite-dropping meteors, the trajectory analysis will allow the determination of the approximate ground impact. This would allow recovery of the meteorite(s) in the subsequent Antarctic spring season with the full knowledge of the space history and with a very small chance of weathering.

  4. Development of a DC propulsion system for an electric vehicle

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    Kelledes, W. L.

    1984-01-01

    The suitability of the Eaton automatically shifted mechanical transaxle concept for use in a near-term dc powered electric vehicle is evaluated. A prototype dc propulsion system for a passenger electric vehicle was designed, fabricated, tested, installed in a modified Mercury Lynx vehicle and track tested at the contractor's site. The system consisted of a two-axis, three-speed, automatically-shifted mechanical transaxle, 15.2 Kw rated, separately excited traction motor, and a transistorized motor controller with a single chopper providing limited armature current below motor base speed and full range field control above base speed at up to twice rated motor current. The controller utilized a microprocessor to perform motor and vehicle speed monitoring and shift sequencing by means of solenoids applying hydraulic pressure to the transaxle clutches. Bench dynamometer and track testing was performed. Track testing showed best system efficiency for steady-state cruising speeds of 65-80 Km/Hz (40-50 mph). Test results include acceleration, steady speed and SAE J227A/D cycle energy consumption, braking tests and coast down to characterize the vehicle road load.

  5. A Single-Phase Multilevel Current-Source Converter using H-Bridge and DC Current Modules

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a different topology of H-bridge based multilevel current-source inverter (CSI. In this new topology, an H-bridge CSI is connected with a single or more current modules to generate a multilevel output current waveform with lower di/dt, and less distortion. Using the proposed multilevel CSI, the number of the power switching devices, and isolated gate drive circuits can be reduced. Moreover, chopper based DC current sources are presented to reduce the inductor size effectively to be in micro-Henry order, and ensure the balance of the intermediate current levels. The proposed topology is inherently able to reduce the inductor conduction losses if compared with the conventional multilevel CSIs and the H-bridge CSI. Seven-level PWM inverter configurations with non-isolated DC current sources and with a single DC power source are verified through computer simulations. Furthermore, laboratory prototypes of seven-level CSI is setup and tested. The results show that the inverter circuit works properly to generate the multilevel output current waveform with low harmonics currents, small inductors and with less conduction losses which proves feasibility of the proposed multilevel CSI. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

  6. Neutron scattering instruments for residual stress/strain measurements at KUR

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    Ono, Masayoshi [Kyoto Univ., Kumatori, Osaka (Japan). Research Reactor Inst.

    1997-06-01

    A Kyoto University Reactor project research finished on March, 1997 is a first trial in Japan. In this research, some residual stress measurement in accompany with thermal and processing deformation history of various superconductive composite wires and so on were conducted to obtain a lot of research results. At TOF system, simultaneous measurement of the direction dependent collective texture using a multi point detector was useful, and at PSD system the strain measurement in a region under 10{sup -4} became possible to conduct. In addition, it is intending now to establish high performance instruments such as a two-stage type disc chopper at the TOF system and a high resolution vent type Si monocrystal monochromator at the PSD system. In particular, it is expected a the TOF system that a direction dependent collective texture and a stress distribution state in various kinds of functional materials can be measured simultaneously and without destruction. The mechanical property research of the metallic materials using low speed neutron scattering method is now a big interest in and out of Japan. This research contains a lot of contents coinciding to the industrial fields in an application research field of nuclear basic research and is expected in future to powerfully promote international cooperative research and to deeply recognize its usefulness and importance. (G.K.)

  7. 直驱永磁同步机组卸荷电阻最优取值及分组投切策略%Optimal Value and Group Switching Strategy of Dump Resistance for Direct-Drive Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators

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    李生虎; 许志峰

    2013-01-01

      研究了直驱永磁同步机组(permanent magnet synchronous generator,PMSG)卸荷电阻最优取值和投切策略问题。根据直流电容过电压能力和网侧变流器过电流能力,确定卸荷电阻理论上限。考虑到电网故障期间网侧变流器功率输出的实际情况,再根据理论上限值得到的直流电压与直流电容最大允许电压的差值,确定卸荷电阻实际上限。根据卸荷电阻允许温升,得到卸荷电阻下限,确定卸荷电阻取值范围。根据会引起直流电压剧烈波动的电网电压跌落区间,最后确定卸荷电阻最优值。采用双电阻选择投切,以抑制直流电压剧烈波动。在传统直流电压作为卸荷电路投切判据基础上,增加直流电容两侧功率差判据,以避免直流电压剧烈波动、增加机组输出功率、减少卸荷电路投切次数。仿真结果验证了该算法的可行性。%  The optimal value and switching strategy of dump resistance (DR) for permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) are researched. Based on the ability of DC capacitor to endure overvoltage and the ability of grid-side converter (GSC) to endure overcurrent, theoretical upper limit of DR is determined. Considering actual condition of GSC during grid fault and according to the difference between DC voltage obtained by theoretical upper limit and the maximum allowable voltage of DC capacitor, actual upper limit of DR is determined. According to the allowable temperature rise of DR, the lower limit of DR is attained, thus the value range of DR is determined. According to the grid voltage dip region that may cause serious fluctuation of DC voltage, optimal value of DR is finally decided. Selective switching of dual DR scheme is adopted to suppress serious fluctuation of DC voltage. The criterion based on power difference between both sides of DC capacitor is added to traditional DC voltage-based switching criterion for chopper circuit to

  8. Research on fault characteristics of grid-connected large scale wind farms with LVRT capability%具有低电压穿越能力的集群接入风电场故障特性仿真研究

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    齐尚敏; 李凤婷; 何世恩; 刘光途; 黄蓉

    2015-01-01

    Based on the structure of wind turbines and its grid-connection principle, an improvedlow voltage ride through control scheme with "DC chopper + reactive compensation" of PMSG is proposed. An improvedlow voltage ride through control scheme with DC chopper and series dynamic braking resistor of DFIG is adopted. The grid-connection simulation models of PMSG and DFIG which have thecapability of low voltage ride through are built in the PSCAD/EMTDC. Based on " Technical rule for connecting wind farm to power system", the low voltage ride through capability are verified with voltage sag generator (VSG) for PMSG and DFIG. Combined with the accessing scheme of Dabancheng wind farm group, a simulation example of wind farm groups which all the PMSG and DFIG have the capability of low voltage ride through is built, the characteristics of wind farm groups during fault ride-through in condition of different fault types of tie line and voltage drop at wind farm outgoing line as well as voltage drop at tie line between the groups are researched. Results indicate that the voltage drop of grid-connected large scale wind farms outgoing line have influence on voltage and frequency for the adjacent wind farm and power system, the whole wind power system can be restored to steady state operationafter the failure.Research results contribute to analyze the running characteristic of grid-connected large scale wind farms and improve the receptivity ability for wind power.%结合风电机组的结构和并网原理,对直驱风电机组提出了"卸荷电路+无功补偿"的低电压穿越改进控制方法,对双馈风电机组采用了DC-Chopper和SDBR(series dynamic braking resistor)代替Crowbar的低电压穿越改进控制方法.以 PSCAD 为平台分别构建了具备低电压穿越能力的直驱风电机组和双馈风电机组的并网仿真模型;结合风电并网技术规程,采用电压跌落器仿真验证了直驱、双馈风电机组在电网电压跌

  9. The bio-PIXE setup on the Debrecen scanning proton microprobe

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    concentration values of the inorganic trace elements in negligible extent. The beam current is measured by a compact beam chopper. The morphology and area density of the samples are determined by analyzing STIM spectra and maps. Different detectors and geometries were tested and finally the application of a surface barrier detector in on-axis geometry was found to be optimal [2]. For cross-checking the validation of the obtained data, in a few cases RBS technique was applied simultaneously to determine the thickness of the sample, the concentration of the matrix elements, and to control the reliability of the beam current measured by the chopper. Signals from all detectors are recorded event by event in list mode. The extraction of pixel information and the imaging is done with a new software package developed for true elemental mapping [3]. The new computer code, based on the upgraded PIXEKLM program, generates off-line quantitative true elemental maps and calculates absolute concentration values considering the varying thickness of the sample. The newly developed bio-PIXE setup proved to be a powerful tool in the analysis of biological samples, and has been successfully applied for studying the penetration and clearance of ultra-fine particles containing heavy metals of physical bodycare cosmetics in the different layers of skin within the frame of the NANODERM EU5 project, and for the investigation of calcium distribution in carotid arteries. This work was supported by the 5FP projects NAS-MICRO-XRF and NANO- DERM as well as the Hungarian Research Foundation under contracts Nos. A080, M041939, M36324. (author)

  10. Intelligently controlled superconducting magnetic energy storage for improved load frequency control

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    Iqbal, S.J.; Mufti, M.D.; Lone, S.A. [National Inst. of Technology, Kazratbal, Kashmir (India). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Mushtaq, I. [ALSTOM Projects India Ltd., Maharashtra (India)

    2009-07-01

    Small load perturbations disturb the normal operation of a power system. Whenever there is a change in customer load demand, control engineers are faced with the problem of continuous electromechanical oscillations to which the tie-lines are subjected. This paper proposed a method to solve the load frequency control (LFC) problem in multi-area power systems with steam reheat constraint and governor dead band nonlinearity. The approach consisted of a nonlinear neural adaptive predictive control for active modulation of a superconducting magnetic energy storage system (SMES) equipped with an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) converter. The SMES is a fast acting device that can absorb the oscillations and help reduce the frequency and tie-power deviations. A two-layer nonlinear network with tapped delay line (TDL) inputs was used for online nonlinear identification of each control area of the power system. A one-step ahead prediction of the new area control error (NACE) was then used to generate an optimal power command for SMES. The NACE was a newly introduced variable in this paper. It consisted of area control error (ACE), a term proportional to derivative of ACE and a term proportional to SMES coil current deviation. The resulting control signal had an anticipatory character and met the control objectives. The power conditioning system (PCS) for the SMES included an IGBT-based voltage source converter (VSC) and a two-quadrant DC chopper. This paper presented simulation results for various components of the hybrid system. The S-function code in MATLAB was used to build 2 special blocks, one for the SMES unit and its PCS and the other for adaptive neural identification, prediction and control. These blocks were used together with other standard blocks in SIMULINK to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. 23 refs., 21 figs.

  11. AC–AC power electronic converters without DC energy storage: A review

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    Highlights: • The review of AC–AC power converters, without DC energy storage elements are shown. • A limitations of such systems are depicted. • Basic properties and regulation ranges of presented converters are shown. • The comprehensive comparison of component complexity and basic properties of such converters is presented. - Abstract: The development of power converter topologies, with an increased number of components seems to be an interesting option in modern applications, especially in terms of reliability, efficiency, and current or voltage distortions improvement. This paper focuses on AC–AC power converter technologies without DC-link energy storage elements. The presented converter topologies are fully solid state devices with small passive elements, which are implemented to filter off the high frequency current or voltage components. In the paper the converters are categorized into two groups: with constant output frequency, and with variable output frequency. The first group includes topologies of matrix and matrix-reactance choppers. The second group includes frequency converters based on the matrix converter, taking into account indirect (indirect matrix converter, sparse matrix converter) and multi-level topologies (three-level-output-stage indirect matrix converter, indirect three-level sparse matrix converter, multimodular matrix converters), as well as the topology allowing an increase in the output voltage (matrix-reactance frequency converters). Various converter topologies are presented, compared, and evaluated against output voltage and phase control, input power factor control, and number of components. The features of each converter configuration are considered in the context of alternative applications for commonly used converters with DC-link energy storage devices

  12. Technical report on the Korea-Japan software collaboration

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    Both Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC and HANARO of KAERI started new neutron facility projects in 2002 and 2003, respectively. As part of their projects, both institutes began developments of new Time-of-Flight (ToF) spectrometer including DC-TOF of HANARO, 4SEASONS and AMATERAS of MLF. With this new instrument development, we saw an opportunity for collaboration between Korea and Japan regarding ToF software. This Korea-Japan collaboration officially started in 2007 with an initially 6 items as its final goal. The 6 items include 1) basic data reduction software, 2) informative visualization software, 3) data visualization software, 4) decision making and optimization software, 5) single crystal alignment software, and 6) advanced analysis software. Using Manyo library developed at J-PARC as our software framework, we developed our software based on a combination of Python and C++ wrapped under SWIG. In August 2008 we successfully released a beta-version of basic data reduction software which has been tested at the 2 beamlines of MLF; 4SEASONS and AMATERAS, and regularly updated. Other 2 beta-versions of informative visualization software and data visualization software have also been released and are successfully used during experiments at 4SEASONS and AMATERAS. Although we have had several discussions on the 3 remaining topics of the original goal of this collaboration, progress has been rather limited on these items. Therefore, we decided to consider them as the subject of the next Korea-Japan collaboration. This report summarizes the 2-years (2007-2009) activities of Korea-Japan collaboration of chopper software development. Here we describe the background of the collaboration and the main part of our work. We also discuss briefly a future plan of our collaboration starting in 2010. Some of detailed descriptions on the activities of the collaboration as well as related information are given in appendix. (author)

  13. Quality assessment of in-pile guides by energy resolved neutron imaging

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    Fuezi, Janos [Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Transilvania University, R-2200 Brasov (Romania)], E-mail: fuzi@szfki.hu

    2008-02-11

    The energy resolved pinhole-imaging method can be applied for surveying the condition of neutron beam extraction systems without the need to remove them. The only condition is the access to a position where direct view of the source is available. Generally this is possible at some stages of the guide system installation or during replacement of first out of pile guide sections. Some facilities have removable sections downstream of the main shutters where the proposed measurement can be performed. The measurement is based on position sensitive neutron detection in time of flight regime. In case of continuous sources, a chopper is required, while in case of pulsed sources the time frame is provided by the source period. The proposed method can be considered an in situ reflectometry experiment. To each pixel of a reflection region corresponds a pixel of the direct view. The ratio of the neutron counts in the image pixel with respect to the corresponding direct pixel gives the reflectivity of the involved mirror plate at the angle which can be determined from the experiment geometry and at the wavelength which results from the flight length and time. The measurement gives an average reflectivity over the mirror surfaces viewed through the given pinhole position and finally the transfer function of the investigated guide sections. The accuracy of the results is affected by the alignment accuracy of the guide sections because the reflection angles are determined with respect to the theoretical positions of the mirror surfaces. As an example, the results obtained at a 100 mm high and 25 mm wide cold neutron beamline at the Budapest Neutron Centre are presented.

  14. Control System of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Wind Power Generator with MW-level and Direct-driven%兆瓦级直驱式永磁同步风力发电控制系统研究

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    王仲勋; 沈锦飞

    2011-01-01

    Compared with the double-feed AC excited wind-power generation system, the direct-driven permanent magnet synchronous wind-power generation system possesses such features as simple structure, high generation efficiency and good operation reliability.The "uncontrollable rectifier + boost chopper + PWM converter" are adapted in conversion system.The relationship between duty cycle variation of power switch elements in a DC/DC link and variation of generator speed is analyzed.A new method for adjusting the duty cycle variation for maximum power point tracking is tested.Using the propased generation system, the maximum Wind-energy tracking control as well as the variable speed constant frequency ( VSCF)power generation can be implemented.The simulation and Experiment results have been carried out to verify the feasibility and correction of the proposed system.%永磁直驱风力发电系统与双馈交流励磁风力发电系统相比较,具有结构简单、发电效率及运行可靠性高等优点.采用"不控整流+升压斩波+PWM逆变"的变流技术,推导了发电机转速变化和DC/DC环节上功率开关器件占空比变化之间的关系,研究了利用占空比调节来进行最大功率点跟踪的新方法.该系统可实现最大风能跟踪控制以及变速恒频发电运行,并时系统进行了仿真和实验,实验结果证明了系统的可行性和正确性.

  15. Monte Carlo simulation of the resolution volume for the SEQUOIA spectrometer

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    Granroth G.E.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Monte Carlo ray tracing simulations, of direct geometry spectrometers, have been particularly useful in instrument design and characterization. However, these tools can also be useful for experiment planning and analysis. To this end, the McStas Monte Carlo ray tracing model of SEQUOIA, the fine resolution fermi chopper spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, has been modified to include the time of flight resolution sample and detector components. With these components, the resolution ellipsoid can be calculated for any detector pixel and energy bin of the instrument. The simulation is split in two pieces. First, the incident beamline up to the sample is simulated for 1 × 1011 neutron packets (4 days on 30 cores. This provides a virtual source for the backend that includes the resolution sample and monitor components. Next, a series of detector and energy pixels are computed in parallel. It takes on the order of 30 s to calculate a single resolution ellipsoid on a single core. Python scripts have been written to transform the ellipsoid into the space of an oriented single crystal, and to characterize the ellipsoid in various ways. Though this tool is under development as a planning tool, we have successfully used it to provide the resolution function for convolution with theoretical models. Specifically, theoretical calculations of the spin waves in YFeO3 were compared to measurements taken on SEQUOIA. Though the overall features of the spectra can be explained while neglecting resolution effects, the variation in intensity of the modes is well described once the resolution is included. As this was a single sharp mode, the simulated half intensity value of the resolution ellipsoid was used to provide the resolution width. A description of the simulation, its use, and paths forward for this technique will be discussed.

  16. Acute toxicity of commonly used forestry herbicide mixtures to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas.

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    Tatum, Vickie L; Borton, Dennis L; Streblow, William R; Louch, Jeffrey; Shepard, James P

    2012-12-01

    Because many herbicides selectively control specific species or types of vegetation, they are often applied as mixtures to achieve better control over undesirable vegetation. When herbicides are applied in forest ecosystems, streams, ponds, and other bodies of water are typically protected by buffer zones in which no herbicide is applied. However, in some landscapes, small wetlands and streams are difficult to see and avoid, thus the potential acute toxicity of herbicide mixtures to aquatic organisms is of interest, yet it has not been well-studied. We examined the acute toxicity of 23 different herbicide mixtures to Ceriodaphnia dubia and fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) at environmentally relevant concentrations, and, where possible, characterized mixture interactions using Marking's Additive Index. Maximum exposure concentrations were equivalent to applying the maximum allowable rate for each component directly to the surface of a 6-in. deep pond with no dissipation following application. Under the conditions of this study, herbicide formulations containing Accord Concentrate (glyphosate), Arsenal AC (imazapyr), Chopper (imazapyr), Escort (metsulfuron methyl), Oust XP (sulfometuron methyl), and Velpar L (hexazinone) were not associated with appreciable acute toxicity to fathead minnows or C. dubia when used alone or in mixtures with each other and various surfactants and adjuvants. Herbicide mixtures for which Additive Indexes could be calculated exhibited primarily antagonistic or simple additive toxicity. In the few cases where synergistic toxicity was observed, the degree of synergism was slight, never exceeding approximately twice the effect estimated based on additive toxicity. Based on the results of this study, neither acute toxicity nor enhanced acute aquatic toxicity due to synergistic mixture effects appears to be a significant concern for applications of the herbicide mixtures most commonly used in forestry.

  17. The influence of the pre-hospital application of non-invasive measurements of carboxyhemoglobin in the practice of emergency medical services in multiple and mass casualty incidents (MCI – A case report

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In 2013 a fire broke out in the Nursing Home (NH in the Henryszew village 5 km away from the district hospital in Żyrardów. At the time of the incident 52 residents and 16 staff members were present in the building. Due to a large number of casualties, the occurrence was classified as a potentially mass casualty incident (MCI. Troops of the State Fire Brigade, Paramedic Rescue Squads, choppers of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, the Police, and the NH staff took part in the rescue operation. The priority was given to the evacuation of the NH residents carried out by the NH staff and firefighters, extinguishing the fire, as well as to primary and secondary survey triage. Due to the pre-accident health state of the victims, the latter posed a considerable difficulty. A decisive role was played by the need to conduct non-invasive measurements of carboxyhemoglobin in all the casualties, which then made it possible to adequately diagnose the patients and implement proper procedures. The rescue operation was correctly followed although it proved to be a serious logistical and technical undertaking for the participating emergency services. The residents were not found to be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, therefore 46 of the residents safely returned to the building. The fact that all the Paramedic Rescue Squads were equipped with medical triage sets and were able to conduct non-invasive measurements of carboxyhemoglobin made it possible to introduce effective procedures in the cases of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning and abandon costly and complicated organisational procedures when they proved to be unnecessary. Med Pr 2014;65(2:289–295

  18. 兆瓦级直驱永磁风电系统低电压穿越研究%LVRT of a MW-level wind turbine unit with a direct-driven permanent magnet synchronous generator

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    刘胜文; 包广清; 范少伟; 刘峻; 李正元

    2011-01-01

    通过对兆瓦级直驱式永磁同步风力发电机(PMSG)系统低电压穿越能力的研究,提出一种改进的直流母线电压控制策略.该策略通过调节直流电流和控制发电机的输出功率,抑制直流母线动态过电压.与传统控制策略相比,该策略中升压斩波变换器采用电流内环、直流母线电压外环的双闭环控制结构;网侧逆变器采用电流内环和转速外环的双闭环控制结构.仿真结果表明,该控制策略可有效提高PMSG系统的低电压穿越能力.%By studying the low voltage ride through (LVRT) capability of a MW-level variable speed wind turbine unit with a direct-driven permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG), an improved DC link voltage control strategy was proposed. This strategy can suppress dynamic over-voltage at DC buses by adjusting DC current and controlling the generator output. Compared with the traditional control strategy, the improved one uses the double closed-loop control structure with the current inner loop and the DC link voltage outer loop in the boost chopper converter. And its inverter has also the double closed-loop structure with the current inner loop and the rotating speed outer loop. The simulation results show that the improved control strategy can effectively improve the LVRT capability of a variable speed wind turbine unit with a PMSG.

  19. Comparative study of normal and branched alkane monolayer films adsorbed on a solid surface. II. Dynamics

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    Enevoldsen, A. D.; Hansen, F. Y.; Diama, A.; Taub, H.; Dimeo, R. M.; Neumann, D. A.; Copley, J. R. D.

    2007-03-01

    The dynamics of monolayer films of the n-alkane tetracosane (n-C24H52) and the branched alkane squalane (C30H62) adsorbed on graphite have been studied by quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Both molecules have 24 carbon atoms along their carbon backbone, and squalane has an additional six methyl side groups symmetrically placed along its length. The authors' principal objective has been to determine the influence of the side groups on the dynamics of the squalane monolayer and thereby assess its potential as a nanoscale lubricant. To investigate the dynamics of these monolayers they used both the disk chopper spectrometer (DCS) and the high flux backscattering spectrometer (HFBS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These instruments made it possible to study dynamical processes such as molecular diffusive motions and vibrations on very different time scales: 1-40ps (DCS) and 0.1-4ns (HFBS). The MD simulations were done on corresponding time scales and were used to interpret the neutron spectra. The authors found that the dynamics of the two monolayers are qualitatively similar on the respective time scales and that there are only small quantitative differences that can be understood in terms of the different masses and moments of inertia of the two molecules. In the course of this study, the authors developed a procedure to separate out the low-frequency vibrational modes in the spectra, thereby facilitating an analysis of the quasielastic scattering. They conclude that there are no major differences in the monolayer dynamics caused by intramolecular branching. It remains to be seen whether this similarity in monolayer dynamics also holds for the lubricating properties of these molecules in confined geometries.

  20. Hybrid electric system based on fuel cell and battery and integrating a single dc/dc converter for a tramway

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    Fernandez, Luis M., E-mail: luis.fernandez@uca.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Algeciras, University of Cadiz, Avda. Ramon Puyol, s/n. 11202 Algeciras (Cadiz) (Spain); Garcia, Pablo, E-mail: pablo.garcia@uca.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Algeciras, University of Cadiz, Avda. Ramon Puyol, s/n. 11202 Algeciras (Cadiz) (Spain); Garcia, Carlos Andres, E-mail: carlosandres.garcia@uca.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Algeciras, University of Cadiz, Avda. Ramon Puyol, s/n. 11202 Algeciras (Cadiz) (Spain); Jurado, Francisco, E-mail: fjurado@ujaen.e [Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Linares, University of Jaen, C/Alfonso X, No. 28. 23700 Linares (Jaen) (Spain)

    2011-05-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. {yields} Hybrid system based on PEM fuel cell with dc/dc converter and Ni-MH battery. {yields} New control strategy for the energy management of the tramway. {yields} Hybrid system demonstrated to meet appropriate driving cycle of the tramway. -- Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid electric power system for a real surface tramway. The hybrid system consists of two electrical energy sources integrating a single dc/dc converter to provide the power demanded by the tramway loads (four electric traction motors and auxiliary services): (1) a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell (FC) as the primary and (2) a rechargeable Ni-MH battery as electrical energy storage to supplement the FC over the driving cycle. According to the requirements of the real driving cycle of the tramway, it was considered a 200 kW PEM FC system with two FCs connected in parallel and a 34 Ah Ni-MH battery. The PEM FC and Ni-MH battery models were designed from commercially available components. The power conditioning system provides the appropriate power for the tramway. It is composed of: (1) a unique dc/dc boot converter which adapts the FC output voltage to the 750 V traction standard dc bus; (2) three phase inverters to drive properly each electric motors; and (3) a braking chopper to dissipate excess of regenerative braking energy. Suitable state machine control architecture is presented for the hybrid system, its objective being to provide demanded power by the driving cycle, optimizing the energy generated. Following this objective, a new state machine control strategy based on eight states decides the operating point of each component of the system and a cascade control structure allows achieving the operating points determined by the strategy. Simulation results of the real driving cycle of the tramway check the adequacy of the hybrid electric power system.

  1. Elemental distribution and sample integrity comparison of freeze-dried and frozen-hydrated biological tissue samples with nuclear microprobe

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    Vavpetič, P.; Vogel-Mikuš, K.; Jeromel, L.; Ogrinc Potočnik, N.; Pongrac, P.; Drobne, D.; Pipan Tkalec, Ž.; Novak, S.; Kos, M.; Koren, Š.; Regvar, M.; Pelicon, P.

    2015-04-01

    The analysis of biological samples in frozen-hydrated state with micro-PIXE technique at Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) nuclear microprobe has matured to a point that enables us to measure and examine frozen tissue samples routinely as a standard research method. Cryotome-cut slice of frozen-hydrated biological sample is mounted between two thin foils and positioned on the sample holder. The temperature of the cold stage in the measuring chamber is kept below 130 K throughout the insertion of the samples and the proton beam exposure. Matrix composition of frozen-hydrated tissue is consisted mostly of ice. Sample deterioration during proton beam exposure is monitored during the experiment, as both Elastic Backscattering Spectrometry (EBS) and Scanning Transmission Ion Microscopy (STIM) in on-off axis geometry are recorded together with the events in two PIXE detectors and backscattered ions from the chopper in a single list-mode file. The aim of this experiment was to determine differences and similarities between two kinds of biological sample preparation techniques for micro-PIXE analysis, namely freeze-drying and frozen-hydrated sample preparation in order to evaluate the improvements in the elemental localisation of the latter technique if any. In the presented work, a standard micro-PIXE configuration for tissue mapping at JSI was used with five detection systems operating in parallel, with proton beam cross section of 1.0 × 1.0 μm2 and a beam current of 100 pA. The comparison of the resulting elemental distributions measured at the biological tissue prepared in the frozen-hydrated and in the freeze-dried state revealed differences in elemental distribution of particular elements at the cellular level due to the morphology alteration in particular tissue compartments induced either by water removal in the lyophilisation process or by unsatisfactory preparation of samples for cutting and mounting during the shock-freezing phase of sample preparation.

  2. The optical system of the SOFIA telescope

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    Bittner, Hermann; Erdmann, Matthias; Erhard, Markus; Haberler, Peter

    2004-10-01

    The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) houses a 2.5-m infrared telescope in a Boeing 747SP aircraft. It will be operated at high altitudes above the atmospheric water vapor. The telescope is of Cassegrain type in a so-called Nasmyth configuration with a VIS and an IR focus. The 2.7-m primary mirror is a monolithic element of Zerodur with a milled honeycomb structure on the backside. Despite of its size, it has a high stiffness (approx. 160 Hz 1st natural frequency) and a mass of approx. 885 kg only. The mirror support structure is a lightweight structure made from CFRP panels and profiles, bonded and riveted together with metallic inserts and joints. The mirror mounting by dedicated flexures provides a very stiff but nevertheless isostatic mounting of the mirror in the support structure (first natural frequency around 70 Hz). The secondary mirror is made from SiC with a very high 1st natural frequency of approx. 2 kHz allowing noise-suppressing chopper operation without image distortions. The tertiary mirror assembly is implemented as a dichroic beam splitter providing the IR Nasmyth focus for the scientific instruments and as a fully reflective mirror providing the VIS Nasmyth focus for tracking purposes. The paper describes the optical system with its subassemblies, their tested as-built performance as well as the predicted extrapolated overall image performance. The integration of the primary mirror assembly into the aircraft will be shown. The further integration and alignment steps, planned for summer 2004, will be explained.

  3. Integration of optoelectronics and MEMS by free-space micro-optics

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    WARREN,MIAL E.; SPAHN,OLGA B.; SWEATT,WILLIAM C.; SHUL,RANDY J.; WENDT,JOEL R.; VAWTER,GREGORY A.; KRYGOWSKI,TOM W.; REYES,DAVID NMN; RODGERS,M. STEVEN; SNIEGOWSKI,JEFFRY J.

    2000-06-01

    This report represents the completion of a three-year Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program to investigate combining microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with optoelectronic components as a means of realizing compact optomechanical subsystems. Some examples of possible applications are laser beam scanning, switching and routing and active focusing, spectral filtering or shattering of optical sources. The two technologies use dissimilar materials with significant compatibility problems for a common process line. This project emphasized a hybrid approach to integrating optoelectronics and MEMS. Significant progress was made in developing processing capabilities for adding optical function to MEMS components, such as metal mirror coatings and through-vias in the substrate. These processes were used to demonstrate two integration examples, a MEMS discriminator driven by laser illuminated photovoltaic cells and a MEMS shutter or chopper. Another major difficulty with direct integration is providing the optical path for the MEMS components to interact with the light. The authors explored using folded optical paths in a transparent substrate to provide the interconnection route between the components of the system. The components can be surface-mounted by flip-chip bonding to the substrate. Micro-optics can be fabricated into the substrate to reflect and refocus the light so that it can propagate from one device to another and them be directed out of the substrate into free space. The MEMS components do not require the development of transparent optics and can be completely compatible with the current 5-level polysilicon process. They report progress on a MEMS-based laser scanner using these concepts.

  4. Control and data acquisition ATCA/AXIe board designed for high system availability and reliability of nuclear fusion experiments

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    This paper describes the implementation and test of a control and data acquisition board designed to be integrated on systems demanding high availability and reliability, foreseen for future experiments like ITER or other long operation fusion devices. The Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) standard (PICMG 3.0 and 3.4) was selected for board implementation, which has support for the desired system robustness and performance. Some board features such as rear Input/Output (IO) signals connectivity (passive, copper tracks only), cable-less hot-swap maintenance, Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC) and redundancy on timing signals, communications links and power supplies are significant board improvements, relatively to previous control and data acquisition boards, allowing the development of more reliable system architectures. Moreover, the developed board is also compatible with the emerging ATCA eXtensions for Instrumentation (AXIe) specifications, which provides additional timing and synchronization signals on the backplane. ATCA full-mesh, multi-gigabit, full-duplex, point-to-point communication links between Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), of peer boards inside the shelf, allow the implementation of distributed algorithms and development of Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) systems. Up to 48 analog input channels, simultaneously digitized (2 MSPS @ 18-bits), are filtered/decimated by the board FPGA and sent to the ATCA/AXIe host through Peripheral Component Interconnect express (PCIe) using Direct Memory Access (DMA). In real-time, the host can update up to 48 analog output channels (1 MSPS @ 18-bits), per board, through PCIe. Further board characteristics comprise analog IO channels with galvanic isolation and an optional signal chopper mode, for offset compensation over time on digital integration of magnetic signals. Board time synchronization is attained by means of the Inter-Range Instrumentation Group (IRIG) time-code

  5. Conceptual design of the time-of-flight backscattering spectrometer MIRACLES, at the European Spallation Source

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    Tsapatsaris, N.; Lechner, R. E.; Markó, M.; Bordallo, H. N.

    2016-08-01

    In this work, we present the conceptual design of the backscattering time-of-flight spectrometer MIRACLES approved for construction at the long-pulse European Spallation Source (ESS). MIRACLES's unparalleled combination of variable resolution, high flux, extended energy, and momentum transfer (0.2-6 Å-1) ranges will open new avenues for neutron backscattering spectroscopy. Its remarkable flexibility can be attributed to 3 key elements: the long-pulse time structure and low repetition rate of the ESS neutron source, the chopper cascade that tailors the moderator pulse in the primary part of the spectrometer, and the bent Si(111) analyzer crystals arranged in a near-backscattering geometry in the secondary part of the spectrometer. Analytical calculations combined with instrument Monte-Carlo simulations show that the instrument will provide a variable elastic energy resolution, δ(ħ ω), between 2 and 32 μeV, when using a wavelength of λ ≈ 6.267 Å (Si(111)-reflection), with an energy transfer range, ħ ω, centered at the elastic line from -600 to +600 μeV. In addition, when selecting λ ≈ 2.08 Å (i.e., the Si(333)-reflection), δ(ħ ω) can be relaxed to 300 μeV and ħ ω from about 10 meV in energy gain to ca -40 meV in energy loss. Finally, the dynamic wavelength range of MIRACLES, approximately 1.8 Å, can be shifted within the interval of 2-20 Å to allow the measurement of low-energy inelastic excitations.

  6. Design and Research for Intelligent Battery Locomotive Used in Coal Mine%智能矿用蓄电池电机车设计与研究

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    刘锋; 王红军; 王庆亮; 荐波涛

    2015-01-01

    Has analyzed the present research situation of mine accumulator locomotive, aimed at the requirements of high performance and intelligence for the battery locomotive in our country, battery locomotive chopper control system, battery intelligent charging system, brake system, sanding device and intelligent scheduling system were analyzed in Xuzhou Custer Electrical and Mechanical Science and Technology Ltd., and a new mine high performance, intelligent battery locomotive was developed, by which, the cost of system was reduced as much as possible, while efficient and safe operation of battery locomotive was achieved, so as to promote the reform of battery locomotive used in mine.%对目前矿用蓄电池电机车的研究现状进行了分析,针对国家对电机车高性能及智能化要求,徐州凯思特机电科技有限公司对矿用蓄电池电机车的斩波控制系统、电机车蓄电池智能充电系统、制动系统、撒沙装置及井下智能调度系统进行了研究,开发了一种新型矿用高性能、智能化蓄电池电机车装置,在尽可能减少系统建设成本的基础上,实现矿用蓄电池电机车的高效安全运营,从而推动矿用隔爆型蓄电池电机车的技术改革。

  7. Measurements of the Thermal Neutron Spectrum in the Core of the Forschungsreaktor Frankfurt (FRF)

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    The thermal neutron spectrum in the core of the FRF was measured using a neutron chopper facility. The FRF is a homogeneous water-boiler reactor (Type L54F, Atomics International). Its fuel solution mainly consists of uranyl sulphate (400 g UO2SO4/I, enriched in U235 to 20%), water and sulphuric acid (concentration 0.4 molar). The absorption cross-section per proton of the solution is 1.85 b. To extract neutrons from the core, a zirconium scatterer was placed in the central beam tube (through-hole) of the reactor. The scatterer could be positioned at various distances from the core centre. The measured spectra can be described in good approximation by a Maxwellian distribution. The neutron temperatures determined from the spectra are higher than those reported in literature for moderating water systems poisoned by an equivalent amount of absorber. The higher neutron temperature may be explained by assuming an increased effective mass of the. moderating protons in the fuel solution. In the joining region between thermal and epithermal energies the spectra differ from those reported for pure water. The cut-off energy of the epithermal spectrum is found to be about En = 5 kTn, Tn being the neutron temperature of the Maxwellian spectrum. In the course of these measurements the influence of the zirconium scatterer on the neutron spectrum in the extracted beam was investigated. The total neutron cross-section of zirconium in the energy range between 0. 002 and 0.1 eV was measured. The results show that only at neutron energies En > 0.02 eV is the total neutron cross-section of zirconium nearly independent of neutron energy. Below this value coherent scattering in zirconium strongly affects the spectral distribution in the scattered beam. (author)

  8. Steel Pulsed Eddy Current Testing Method%钢板脉冲涡流检测方法

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    杨理践; 裴磊; 杨继华

    2011-01-01

    In order to effectively increase the depth of penetration of pulsed eddy current signals to detect cracks in steel plate,this paper presented the method of increasing the excitation current. It used low voltage high current power supply and power MOSFET chopper means to produce a large current pulse. It designed the pulsed eddy current probe which composed of the rectangular coils and two Hall sensors. And the amplifying and filtering circuit was made. It adopted the data acquisition card to acquire signals. It used LabVIEW platform, with peak scanning method, realized pulsed eddy current signals differential detection, to effectively identify the sub-surface cracks in thick steel plate.%为了有效增加脉冲涡流信号的渗透深度以检测较厚钢板裂纹缺陷,提出了增大激励电流的方法.用低压大电流电源和功率MOSFET斩波的方式产生大电流脉冲;设计了由矩形激励线圈和2片霍尔传感器构成的脉冲涡流检测探头并制作放大滤波电路;采用数据采集卡采集信号,以LabVIEW为平台,采用峰值扫描方法,实现脉冲涡流信号的差分检测,达到有效识别较厚钢板亚表面裂纹缺陷.

  9. Elemental distribution and sample integrity comparison of freeze-dried and frozen-hydrated biological tissue samples with nuclear microprobe

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    The analysis of biological samples in frozen-hydrated state with micro-PIXE technique at Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) nuclear microprobe has matured to a point that enables us to measure and examine frozen tissue samples routinely as a standard research method. Cryotome-cut slice of frozen-hydrated biological sample is mounted between two thin foils and positioned on the sample holder. The temperature of the cold stage in the measuring chamber is kept below 130 K throughout the insertion of the samples and the proton beam exposure. Matrix composition of frozen-hydrated tissue is consisted mostly of ice. Sample deterioration during proton beam exposure is monitored during the experiment, as both Elastic Backscattering Spectrometry (EBS) and Scanning Transmission Ion Microscopy (STIM) in on–off axis geometry are recorded together with the events in two PIXE detectors and backscattered ions from the chopper in a single list-mode file. The aim of this experiment was to determine differences and similarities between two kinds of biological sample preparation techniques for micro-PIXE analysis, namely freeze-drying and frozen-hydrated sample preparation in order to evaluate the improvements in the elemental localisation of the latter technique if any. In the presented work, a standard micro-PIXE configuration for tissue mapping at JSI was used with five detection systems operating in parallel, with proton beam cross section of 1.0 × 1.0 μm2 and a beam current of 100 pA. The comparison of the resulting elemental distributions measured at the biological tissue prepared in the frozen-hydrated and in the freeze-dried state revealed differences in elemental distribution of particular elements at the cellular level due to the morphology alteration in particular tissue compartments induced either by water removal in the lyophilisation process or by unsatisfactory preparation of samples for cutting and mounting during the shock-freezing phase of sample preparation

  10. The measurement system of birefringence and Verdet constant of optical fiber

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    Huang, Yi; Chen, Li; Guo, Qiang; Pang, Fufei; Wen, Jianxiang; Shang, Yana; Wang, Tingyun

    2013-12-01

    The Faraday magneto-optical effect of optical fiber has many applications in monitoring magnetic field and electric current. When a linearly polarized light propagates in the direction of a magnetic field, the plane of polarization will rotate linearly proportional to the strength of the applied magnetic field, which following the relationship of θF =VBl. θF is the Faraday rotation angle, which is proportional to the magnetic flux density B and the Verdet constant V . However, when the optical fiber contains the effect of linear birefringence, the detection of Faraday rotation angle will depend on the line birefringence. In order to determine the Verdet constant of an optical fiber under a linear birefringence, the fiber birefringence needs to be accurately measured. In this work, a model is applied to analyze the polarization properties of an optical fiber by using the Jones matrix method. A measurement system based on the lock-in amplifier technology is designed to test the Verdet constant and the birefringence of optical fiber. The magnetic field is produced by a solenoid with a DC current. A tunable laser is intensity modulated with a motorized rotating chopper. The actuator supplies a signal as the phase-locked synchronization reference to the signal of the lock-in amplifier. The measurement accuracy is analyzed and the sensitivity of the system is optimized. In this measurement system, the Verdet constant of the SMF-28 fiber was measured to be 0.56±0.02 rad/T·m at 1550nm. This setup is well suitable for measuring the high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) sensitivity for lock-in amplifier at a low magnetic field strength.

  11. Development of a Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) system on the Plasma Material Interaction System (PLAMIS-II) device

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    A laser induced fluorescence (LIF) system has been developed for the plasma material interaction system (PLAMIS-II) device, which is equipped with a unique plasma gun composed of a LaB6 cathode and two anodes with electromagnets to generate a focused dense plasma. PLAMIS-II simulates the interactions of plasma with different materials and is to be used for the test of plasma facing components of fusion devices. The LIF system is composed of a seed laser with Littmann/Metcalf cavity and a master oscillator power amplifier to pump 3d4F7/2 metastable argon ion to 4p4D5/2 level at the wavelength of 668.61 nm, which has the following input parameters: laser power = 20 mW, line width < 100 kHz, and a mode-hop free tuning range > 70 GHz. For in-situ measurement of laser wavelength, the wavelength spectrum of an iodine cell was measured by a photo-transistor during LIF measurement. To measure argon ion temperature (Ti) and drift velocity (vd) in PLAMIS-II, the fluorescence light with the wavelength of 442.72 nm, emitted from 4p4D5/2 level to 4s4P3/2 level and passing through 1 nm band-width filter, was collected by the photomultiplier tube combined with a lock-in amplifier and a chopper with frequency of 3 kHz. Initial data of Ti and vd were analysed in terms of gas flow rate and applied power

  12. The pulsed beam facility at the 3 MV Van de Graaff accelerator in Florence: Overview and examples of applications

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    Taccetti, N.; Giuntini, L.; Casini, G.; Stefanini, A. A.; Chiari, M.; Fedi, M. E.; Mandò, P. A.

    2002-04-01

    An electrostatic chopper has been installed at the KN 3000 accelerator in Florence to obtain short beam pulses with a number of particles per pulse whose average value can be chosen by varying the current intensity at the deflector plates input. Beam pulses can be obtained containing an average number of particles per pulse from less than one to thousands. The transmitted beam pulses can be as short as 200 ps FWHM, at a repetition rate up to about 100 kHz. Among the many applications of the facility, the direct measurement of energy loss and straggling of protons in Kapton and aluminium is reported. In this measurement, the facility has been tuned for transmission of mainly single-proton pulses; the beam energy is directly measured downstream with a good energy-resolution detector, without and with absorbers in front. In general, measurements of this kind can be directed both to study the basic processes of charged particles interactions in materials, or more practically to obtain the effective values of energy parameters useful in many IBA applications, avoiding the need to rely on simulations or theoretical estimates. Also briefly described is an application to Si-detector testing. In this case, the facility has been tuned for transmission of pulses containing many hundreds of protons of energy Ep=2.5 MeV and the detector is directly exposed to the pulses. Spectra containing equally spaced peaks at energies multiple of Ep are obtained and the response linearity of the detector plus electronics system can thus be checked.

  13. The pulsed beam facility at the 3 MV Van de Graaff accelerator in Florence: Overview and examples of applications

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    Taccetti, N.; Giuntini, L. E-mail: giuntini@fi.infn.it; Casini, G.; Stefanini, A.A.; Chiari, M.; Fedi, M.E.; Mando, P.A

    2002-04-01

    An electrostatic chopper has been installed at the KN 3000 accelerator in Florence to obtain short beam pulses with a number of particles per pulse whose average value can be chosen by varying the current intensity at the deflector plates input. Beam pulses can be obtained containing an average number of particles per pulse from less than one to thousands. The transmitted beam pulses can be as short as 200 ps FWHM, at a repetition rate up to about 100 kHz. Among the many applications of the facility, the direct measurement of energy loss and straggling of protons in Kapton and aluminium is reported. In this measurement, the facility has been tuned for transmission of mainly single-proton pulses; the beam energy is directly measured downstream with a good energy-resolution detector, without and with absorbers in front. In general, measurements of this kind can be directed both to study the basic processes of charged particles interactions in materials, or more practically to obtain the effective values of energy parameters useful in many IBA applications, avoiding the need to rely on simulations or theoretical estimates. Also briefly described is an application to Si-detector testing. In this case, the facility has been tuned for transmission of pulses containing many hundreds of protons of energy E{sub p}=2.5 MeV and the detector is directly exposed to the pulses. Spectra containing equally spaced peaks at energies multiple of E{sub p} are obtained and the response linearity of the detector plus electronics system can thus be checked.

  14. A 1.83 μJ/Classification, 8-Channel, Patient-Specific Epileptic Seizure Classification SoC Using a Non-Linear Support Vector Machine.

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    Bin Altaf, Muhammad Awais; Yoo, Jerald

    2016-02-01

    A non-linear support vector machine (NLSVM) seizure classification SoC with 8-channel EEG data acquisition and storage for epileptic patients is presented. The proposed SoC is the first work in literature that integrates a feature extraction (FE) engine, patient specific hardware-efficient NLSVM classification engine, 96 KB SRAM for EEG data storage and low-noise, high dynamic range readout circuits. To achieve on-chip integration of the NLSVM classification engine with minimum area and energy consumption, the FE engine utilizes time division multiplexing (TDM)-BPF architecture. The implemented log-linear Gaussian basis function (LL-GBF) NLSVM classifier exploits the linearization to achieve energy consumption of 0.39 μ J/operation and reduces the area by 28.2% compared to conventional GBF implementation. The readout circuits incorporate a chopper-stabilized DC servo loop to minimize the noise level elevation and achieve noise RTI of 0.81 μ Vrms for 0.5-100 Hz bandwidth with an NEF of 4.0. The 5 × 5 mm (2) SoC is implemented in a 0.18 μm 1P6M CMOS process consuming 1.83 μ J/classification for 8-channel operation. SoC verification has been done with the Children's Hospital Boston-MIT EEG database, as well as with a specific rapid eye-blink pattern detection test, which results in an average detection rate, average false alarm rate and latency of 95.1%, 0.94% (0.27 false alarms/hour) and 2 s, respectively. PMID:25700471

  15. Plans for a 10-m submillimeter-wave telescope at the South Pole

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    Stark, Antony A.; Carlstrom, John E.; Israel, Frank P.; Menten, Karl M.; Peterson, Jeffrey B.; Phillips, Thomas G.; Sironi, Giorgio; Walker, Christopher K.

    1998-07-01

    A 10 meter diameter submillimeter-wave telescope has been proposed for installation and scientific use at the NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Current evidence indicates that the South Pole is the best submillimeter-wave telescope site among all existing or proposed ground-based observatories. Proposed scientific programs place stringent requirements on the optical quality of the telescope design. In particular, reduction of the thermal background and offsets requires an off-axis, unblocked aperture, and the large field of view needed for survey observations requires shaped optics. This mix of design elements is well-suited for large-scale (square degree) mapping of line and continuum radiation from submillimeter-wave sources at moderate spatial resolutions (4 to 60 arcsecond beam size) and high sensitivity (milliJansky flux density levels). The telescope will make arcminute angular scale, high frequency Cosmic Microwave Background measurements from the best possible ground-based site, using an aperture which is larger than is currently possible on orbital or airborne platforms. The telescope design is homologous. Gravitational changes in pointing and focal length will be accommodated by active repositioning of the secondary mirror. The secondary support, consisting of a large, enclosed beam, permits mounting of either a standard set of Gregorian optics, or prime focus instrumentation packages for CMBR studies. A tertiary chopper is located at the exit pupil of the instrument. An optical design with a hyperboloidal primary mirror and a concave secondary mirror provides a flat focal surface. The relatively large classical aberrations present in such an optical arrangement can be small compared to diffraction at submillimeter wavelengths. Effective use of this telescope will require development of large (1000 element) arrays of submillimeter detectors which are background-limited when illuminated by antenna temperatures near 50 K.

  16. Solar Observations at THz Frequencies on Board of a Trans-Antartic Stratospheric Balloon Flight

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    Kaufmann, Pierre; Abrantes, André; Bortolucci, Emilio; Caspi, Amir; Fernandes, Luis Olavo T.; Kropotov, Grigory; Kudaka, Amauri; Laurent, Glenn Thomas; Machado, Nelson; Marcon, Rogério; Marun, Adolfo; Nicolaev, Valery; Hidalgo Ramirez, Ray Fernando; Raulin, Jean-Pierre; Saint-Hilaire, Pascal; Shih, Albert; Silva, Claudemir; Timofeevsky, Alexander

    2016-05-01

    Sub-THz and 30 THz solar burst observations revealed a new spectral component, with fluxes increasing towards THz frequencies, simultaneously with the well known component peaking at microwaves, bringing challenging constraints for interpretation. The THz flare spectra can be completed with measurements made from space. A new system of two photometers was built to observe the Sun at 3 and 7 THz named SOLAR-T. An innovative optical setup allows observations of the full solar disk and detect small burst with sub-second time resolution. The photometers use two Golay cell detectors at the foci of 7.6 cm Cassegrain telescopes. The incoming radiation undergoes low-pass filters made of rough surface primary mirrors and membranes, 3 and 7 THz band-pass filters, and choppers. The system has been integrated to redundant data acquisition system and Iridium short-burst data services telemetry for monitoring during the flight. SOLAR-T has been flown coupled to U.C. Berkeley solar hard X-ray and gamma-ray imaging spectro-polarimeter GRIPS experiment launched on a NASA CSBF stratospheric balloon from U.S. McMurdo base on January 19, 2016, on a trans-Antarctic flight. The mission ended on January 30. The SOLAR-T on-board computers were recovered from the payload that landed in the Argentina Mountain Range, nearly 2100 km from McMurdo. The SOLAR-T performance was successfully attained, with full space qualification instrumentation. Preliminary results provide the solar disk THz brightness temperatures and indicate a 7 THz burst enhancement time coincident to a sub-THz burst observed by SST during the 28 January GOES C9.6 class soft X-ray burst, the largest occurred during the flight.

  17. Voltage stabilization of VSI SMES capacitors and voltage sag compensation by SMES using novel switching strategies

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    Mohammad Reza, Alizadeh Pahlavani; Abbas, Shoulaie [Department of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Heidarkhani St., Narmak, 16844 Tehran (Iran); Hossine Ali, Mohammadpour [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)

    2010-08-15

    This paper presents a novel and optimized switching strategy and control approach for a three-level two-quadrant chopper in a three-level Neutral point clamped (NPC) voltage source inverter (VSI) superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). Using the proposed switching strategy, the voltage of the inverter capacitors in SMES can be independently controlled; also, the minimum power and switching losses - as well as the proper convection - can be achieved using this same strategy. The simulation results indicate that when combined with a proportional-integral (PI) control approach the proposed switching strategy can be easily implemented in the power networks and can balance and stabilize the multi-level inverters' capacitor voltage level. The voltage variation of the capacitors in the steady state condition is less than (0.062%) which is 15 times better than the IEEE standard requirement (1%). To investigate the effectiveness and reliability of the proposed approach in stabilizing capacitor voltage, SMES performance using the presented approach is compared with that of SMES when the capacitors of the three-level inverter are replaced with equal and ideal voltage sources. This comparison is carried out from the power-quality point of view, and it is shown that the proposed switching strategy with a PI controller is highly reliable. Considering that the Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) is highly effective in decreasing low order harmonics (LOH), this article utilizes this type of modulation when it is combined with the most optimized switching strategy. In addition, this study proposes a new algorithm for SMES to compensate the voltage sag in the power networks. Simulation results show that the VSI SMES, when combined with the proposed algorithm, is able to compensate the voltage sag and phase voltage in less than one cycle, which is 5 times better than other voltage sag compensators. (author)

  18. The Technical Approach for Lifting the Stability and Reliability of HSPECM Power%提升HSPECM电源稳定性及可靠性的技术途径

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    袁炎成; 王建业; 余艳青; 怀华培; 戴立强

    2013-01-01

    High frequency short pulse electro-chemical machining (HSPECM) is a new process technology which can enhance ECM accuracy significantly, and the stability and reliability of HSPECM power supply are key factors affecting whether the equipment could be manufactured applied in batch production or not. The chopper unit is applied to such power supply, which is consisted of new generation of MOSFET modules in parallel. In process of development of HSPECM power supply , we have carried out a series of experiment studies, and have found out the critical factors which affect reliability and stability of the power supply, and the technical approach to solve such problems. This paper introduced technical measure and scheme from three aspects: topological and routing design, component selection and circuit configuration in order to improve reliability and stability of the power supply.%高频窄脉冲电解加工(HSPECM)新技术显著提高了ECM的加工精度,而其电源的稳定性和可靠性是直接影响批量生产的关键.电源采用新一代模块式MOSFET(功率场效应管)多路并联的斩波装置,在其研制过程中进行了一系列稳定性和可靠性的试验研究,找出了影响电源稳定性和可靠性的因素和解决此关键问题的技术途径.从布局走线、器件选型及电路构成三方面,分另别论述了提高HSPECM电源稳定性和可靠性的技术措施和方案.

  19. Evaluation of the composition of the binder bridges in matrix granules prepared with a small-scale high-shear granulator.

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    Bajdik, János; Baki, Gabriella; Szent-Királlyi, Zsuzsanna; Knop, Klaus; Kleinebudde, Peter; Pintye-Hódi, Klára

    2008-11-01

    The aim of this work was to evaluate the binder bridges which can form in hydrophilic matrix granules prepared with a small-scale high-shear granulator. Matrices contained hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) as a matrix-forming agent, together with lactose monohydrate and microcrystalline cellulose as filler. Water was used as granulating liquid. A 2(4) full factorial design was used to evaluate the effects of the operational parameters (impeller speed, chopper speed, dosing speed and wet massing time) on the granulation process. The temperature of the sample increased relevantly during the preparation in the small-scale apparatus. The same setup induced different temperature increases for different amounts of powder. This alteration enhances the solubility of lactose and decreases that of HPMC, and thus the quantities of the dissolved components can vary. Accordingly, changes in composition of the binder bridge can occur. Since exact determination of the dissolution of these materials during granulation is difficult, the consequences of the changes in solubility were examined. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements were made to evaluate the films prepared from liquids with different ratios of soluble materials. The DSC and XRD measurements confirmed that the lactose lost its crystalline state in the film. The TMA tests revealed that increase of the quantity of lactose in the film decreased the glass transition temperature of the film; this may be attributed to the interaction of the additives. At a lactose content of 37.5%, a second glass transition appeared. This phenomenon may be indicative of a separate amorphous lactose phase. PMID:18774256

  20. Compact, rugged, and intuitive thermal imaging cameras for homeland security and law enforcement applications

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    Hanson, Charles M.

    2005-05-01

    Low cost, small size, low power uncooled thermal imaging sensors have completely changed the way the world views commercial law enforcement and military applications. Key applications include security, medical, automotive, power generation monitoring, manufacturing and process control, aerospace application, defense, environmental and resource monitoring, maintenance monitoring and night vision. Commercial applications also include law enforcement and military special operations. Each application drives a unique set of requirements that include similar fundamental infrared technologies. Recently, in the uncooled infrared camera and microbolometer detector areas, major strides have been made in the design and manufacture of personal military and law enforcement sensors. L-3 Communications Infrared Products (L-3 IP) is producing a family of new products based on the amorphous silicon microbolometer with low cost, low power, high volume, wafer-level vacuum packaged silicon focal plane array technologies. These bolometer systems contain no choppers or thermoelectric coolers, require no manual calibration, and use readily available commercial off-the-shelf components. One such successful product is the Thermal-Eye X100xp. Extensive market needs analysis for these small hand held sensors has been validated by the quick acceptability into the Law Enforcement and Military Segments. As well as this product has already been received, L-3 IP has developed a strategic roadmap to improve and enhance the features and function of this product to include upgrades such as the new 30-Hz, 30-μm pitch detector. This paper describes advances in bolometric focal plane arrays, optical and circuit card technologies while providing a glimpse into the future of micro hand held sensor growth. Also, technical barriers are addressed in light of constraints, lessons learned and boundary conditions. One conclusion is that the Thermal Eye Silicon Bolometer technology simultaneously drives weight

  1. XMOS XC-2 Development Board for Mechanical Control and Data Collection

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    Jarnot, Robert F.; Bowden, William J.

    2011-01-01

    The scanning microwave limb sounder (SMLS) will use technological improvements in low-noise mixers to provide precise data on the Earth s atmospheric composition with high spatial resolution. This project focuses on the design and implementation of a realtime control system needed for airborne engineering tests of the SMLS. The system must coordinate the actuation of optical components using four motors with encoder readback, while collecting synchronized telemetric data from a GPS receiver and 3-axis gyrometric system. A graphical user interface for testing the control system was also designed using Python. Although the system could have been implemented with an FPGA(fieldprogrammable gate array)-based setup, a processor development kit manufactured by XMOS was chosen. The XMOS architecture allows parallel execution of multiple tasks on separate threads, making it ideal for this application. It is easily programmed using XC (a subset of C). The necessary communication interfaces were implemented in software, including Ethernet, with significant cost and time reduction compared to an FPGA-based approach. A simple approach to control the chopper, calibration mirror, and gimbal for the airborne SMLS was needed. The XMOS board allows for multiple threads and real-time data acquisition. The XC-2 development kit is an attractive choice for synchronized, real-time, event-driven applications. The XMOS is based on the transputer microprocessor architecture developed for parallel computing, which is being revamped in this new platform. The XMOS device has multiple cores capable of running parallel applications on separate threads. The threads communicate with each other via user-defined channels capable of transmitting data within the device. XMOS provides a C-based development environment using XC, which eliminates the need for custom tool kits associated with FPGA programming. The XC-2 has four cores and necessary hardware for Ethernet I/O.

  2. A Low-Drift Solid-State d.c. Amplifier

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    This paper describes a solid-state d.c. amplifier developed for low-level current measurement and discusses the design of this system consisting of a parametric modulator, a carrier oscillator, an a.c. amplifier, a demodulator, and an output amplifier. The parametric modulator employing silicon diodes is suitable for amplification of low -level d.c. current, since the input resistance is generally high and the conversion noise is small; In this system, base-emitter junctions of silicon planer transistors are used as parametric diodes, and the modulating frequency and amplitude chosen are 100 kc/s and 100 mV. A conversion gain of this modulator is about 90 dB in current. A crystal oscillator is employed for carrier generation. The a.c. amplifier consists of a directly-coupled a.c. amplifier whose transfer impedance is 1 x 108 Ω, a band-pass amplifier whose voltage gain is about 50 dB, and an emitter follower circuit. A normally connected transistor chopper as the demodulator is followed by a direct-coupled amplifier of low-output impedance hiving gain of 30 dB in order to provide wide dynamic range. Over-all d. c. negative feedback is provided by the feedback resistor. The complete system gives an open-loop transfer impedance of 3 x 1016 Ω and maximum output of ± 15 V. Current drift and voltage drift referred to input are less than 1 x 10-15 A and 0.2 mV respectively in the range of 10 - 35°C, and fluctuation or short-term drift is less than 2 x 10-16 A. This d.c. amplifier can be applied to the picoammeter, the log-N amplifier and various other scientific instruments. (author)

  3. Static synchronous compensator with superconducting magnetic energy storage for high power utility applications

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    Power systems security in the case of contingencies is ensured by maintaining adequate 'short-term generation reserve'. This reserve must be appropriately activated by means of the primary frequency control (PFC). Because the generation is an electro-mechanical process, the primary control reserve controllability is not as fast as required, especially by modern power systems. Since the new improvements achieved on the conventional control methods have not been enough to satisfy the high requirements established, the necessity of enhancing the performance of the PFC has arisen. At present, the new energy storage systems (ESS) are a feasible alternative to store excess energy for substituting for the primary control reserve. In this way, it is possible to combine this new ESS with power converter based flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS). This allows an effective exchange of active power with the electric grid and, thus, enhances the PFC. This paper presents an improved PFC scheme incorporating a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) coupled with a superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) device. A detailed full model and a control algorithm based on a decoupled current control strategy of the enhanced compensator are proposed. The integrated STATCOM/SMES controller topology includes three level, multi-pulse, voltage source inverters (VSI) with phase control and incorporates a two quadrant, three level, dc-dc chopper as the interface between the STATCOM and the SMES coil. A novel three level control scheme is proposed by using concepts of instantaneous power in the synchronous rotating d-q reference frame. The dynamic performance of the presented control algorithms is evaluated through digital simulation performed by using SimPowerSystems of SIMULINK/MATLABTM, and technical analysis is performed to obtain conclusions about the benefits of using SMES devices in the PFC of the electric system. Presently, a laboratory scale prototype device based on

  4. Design of AC-DC Converter with Low Harmonic and High Power Facto%低谐波高功率因数的AC-DC变换器设计

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    杨泽明; 郑浪

    2014-01-01

    In order to reduce the electric power harmonic pollution, put forward a design of AC-DC converter suitable for middle and small power supply with high power factor. This design take the STM32F103 monolithic integrated circuit primarily controller, MOSFET rectiifer and Boost chopper APFC circuit as the core;The power factor correction special control chip UCC28019 produced by PWM waveform, through the closed loop feedback control for voltage output. The tests show that:when the input AC RMS is 24 V, the output DC current is 2 A, output voltage stabilizes in 36.03 V, the power supply of AC input power factor up to 99.5%, efifciency of 91.2%, it has good load and voltage regulation simultaneously.%为了降低电子电源的谐波污染,提出了一种适用于中小功率电源的高功率因数AC-DC变换器的设计。该设计以STM32F103单片机为主控制器,MOSFET全控整流和Boost斩波型APFC电路为核心;采用功率因数校正专用控制芯片UCC28019产生PWM波形,进行闭环反馈控制,实现稳压输出。测试表明:当输入交流有效值为24 V,输出直流电流为2A时,输出电压稳定在36.03 V,电源交流输入功率因数达到99.5%,效率达到91.2%,同时具有良好的负载调整率和电压调整率。

  5. Mirror illumination and spillover measurements of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

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    Gallardo, Patricio; Dünner, Rolando; Wollack, Edward; Henriquez, Fernando; Jerez-Hanckes, Carlos

    2012-09-01

    The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a 6 m telescope designed to map the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) simultaneously at 145 GHz, 220 GHz and 280GHz. The receiver in ACT, the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera, features 1000 TES bolometers in each band. The detector performance depends critically on the total optical loading, requiring the spillover contributions from the optics to be minimal. This inspired the use of a cold Lyot stop to limit the illumination of the primary and the use of guard rings surrounding the primary and secondary reflectors. Here, we present a direct measurement of the illumination aperture for both reflectors and of the attenuation level outside the main optical path. We used a 145 GHz, 1mW source and a chopper wheel to produce a time-varying signal with a broad beam profile. We sampled the response of the camera for different locations of the source, placed in front and beside the primary and secondary mirrors. The aperture of the primary was measured to be 5.72 ± 0.17m in diameter (95 ± 3% of its geometrical size), while the aperture of the secondary yielded 2 ± 0.12m in diameter. Both apertures are consistent with the optical design. Comparing to previous measurements of the beam solid angle from planet observations, we estimate an optical efficiency of 72.3 ± 4.8%. We found that the attenuation outside the primary aperture was -16 ± 2 dB, which is below the theoretical expectations, and -22 ± 1 dB outside the secondary aperture, which is consistent with simulations. These results motivated the extension of the baffles surrounding the secondary mirror, with the following reduction in detector optical loading from 2.24pW to 1.88 pW.

  6. Production of field biomass on the fields and mires and its utilization in energy production; Biomassan tuotanto pelloilla ja soilla sekae kaeyttoe energiantuotantoon

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    Mela, T.; Hoemmoe, L.; Suokangas, A. [Agricultural Research Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

    1997-12-01

    The research will be carried out as five sub-projects. The first sub-project `Breeding of reed canary grass and it`s nutrient balance` is concentrated in the development of new reed canary grass cultivars as well as new fertilization practices for non food production. In sub-project no. 2 `Cultivation of reed canary grass at the mire and the drying of peat production area` the evaporation potential of reed canary grass in connection with the drying of peat production area as well as the use of reed canary grass in purifying the runoff coming from the peat production areas was studied. In sub-project no. 3 `Development of a new efficient harvesting method and technology for straw biomass` various harvesting-transport chains based on different balers and choppers as well as economics of these chains were studied. The economics of the production-utilization chains were studied under the sub-project no. 4 `The economics of-reed canary grass and straw production- harvesting-transport-chains and their availability for bioenergy production`. The availability of reed canary grass and straw for energy production was studied by determining the amount of potential production area near the power plants capable of biomass combustion. In the sub-project no. 5 `Fuel and combustion properties of reed canary grass` the combustion quality of spring harvested reed canary grass turned out to be much better than the quality of autumn harvested grass. The full scale combustion experiments with efficiency and emission determinations were carried out at Kiuruvesi using the mixture of reed canary grass and wood chips (and bark) as a fuel

  7. 超级电容在汽车制动能回收中的应用研究%The application of super capacitor in the car braking energy recycling

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    张玉龙; 朱品昌; 俞建军; 陈宁

    2016-01-01

    介绍超级电容自身充电放电迅速,比功率大的特性,与电动汽车制动瞬时回能提供可行方案。利用超级电容提供给无刷直流电机的能量作用于车轮实施制动,降波斩波器处理电机制动能转化为来的电能并向储能部件超级电容充电。比例-积分-导数控制器自动处理无刷直流电机供电与超级电容充电的电流差别信号,使超级电容制动回收电流趋于稳定,最终模拟仿真验证理论的正确性。%The article introduces the super capacitor charge discharge itself quickly,than the characteristics of large power,and the electric car braking instantaneous can provide feasible solution. Using ultracapacitors provide energy function of brushless dc motor in wheel braking,chopper down wave processing electric mechanism is transformed into kinetic energy to electrical energy and super capacitor charging to the energy storage components.Proportional integral derivative controller automatic processing power brushless dc motor with the super capacitor charging current difference signal,the super capacitor recycling braking current stable,finally simulation verifies the correctness of theory.

  8. Conceptual design of the time-of-flight backscattering spectrometer, MIRACLES, at the European Spallation Source.

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    Tsapatsaris, N; Lechner, R E; Markó, M; Bordallo, H N

    2016-08-01

    In this work, we present the conceptual design of the backscattering time-of-flight spectrometer MIRACLES approved for construction at the long-pulse European Spallation Source (ESS). MIRACLES's unparalleled combination of variable resolution, high flux, extended energy, and momentum transfer (0.2-6 Å(-1)) ranges will open new avenues for neutron backscattering spectroscopy. Its remarkable flexibility can be attributed to 3 key elements: the long-pulse time structure and low repetition rate of the ESS neutron source, the chopper cascade that tailors the moderator pulse in the primary part of the spectrometer, and the bent Si(111) analyzer crystals arranged in a near-backscattering geometry in the secondary part of the spectrometer. Analytical calculations combined with instrument Monte-Carlo simulations show that the instrument will provide a variable elastic energy resolution, δ(ħ ω), between 2 and 32 μeV, when using a wavelength of λ ≈ 6.267 Å (Si(111)-reflection), with an energy transfer range, ħ ω, centered at the elastic line from -600 to +600 μeV. In addition, when selecting λ ≈ 2.08 Å (i.e., the Si(333)-reflection), δ(ħ ω) can be relaxed to 300 μeV and ħ ω from about 10 meV in energy gain to ca -40 meV in energy loss. Finally, the dynamic wavelength range of MIRACLES, approximately 1.8 Å, can be shifted within the interval of 2-20 Å to allow the measurement of low-energy inelastic excitations. PMID:27587171

  9. Design and Construction of the First Prototype of Liquid Scintillator Detector for Fast Beam Loss Monitor(FBLM) System%快响应束流损失监控(FBLM)系统液闪探测器初样的研制

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    韩晨霞; 陈昌; 田建民; 赵中亮; 徐美杭; 李公平; 陈元柏; 徐韬光; 赵海泉

    2011-01-01

    给出快响应束流损失监控(Fast Beam Lost Monitor,FBLM)系统的液体闪烁体探测器初样的研制.在高频四极加速器(Radio Frequency Quadrupole,RFQ)实验装置上的测试表明,液闪探测器能给出宽度为500 μs 束流宏脉冲结构,能逐个显示出宏脉冲内490 ns的束流切束脉冲.液闪输出信号脉冲较490 ns束流切束脉冲延迟约70 ns.液闪型FBLM输出的信号幅度大于塑闪型.液闪探测器初样的成功研制,为其性能进一步改进提高,打下了良好的基础.%Design and constmction of the first prototype of liquid scintillator detector for fast beam loss monitor ( FBLM ) system are given. A beam chopping device can remove a 490 ns section of beam at approximately 1 MHz repetition rate within a 500 μs macro beam pulse - width. The liquid scintillator displays the measured beam - pulse structure after the beam chopper. Through RFQ special beam structure, the response time of FBLM is measured. The response time of FBLM is about nano second. The signal amplitude from liquid scintillator is larger than plastic scintillator. All of these give us good experiences for the futher improvement of liquid seintillator detector design and construction. According to the measurement data. liquid seintillator is suggested as the detector of FBLM system.

  10. 基于超导储能的直驱风电系统功率平滑控制%Smoothing Control of Directly-Driven Wind Power System with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage

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    党存禄; 林国富

    2013-01-01

    In order to solve the problem of output fluctuations of active power occurring in directly-driven wind power generators integrated with power grid, based on the method of paralleling a superconducting magnetic energy storage system (SMESS) to the converter and the wind speed model analysis, a control strategy for the chopper of the SMESS was proposed with pulse judgment plus dual closed-loops, which can make the SMESS have energy throughput quickly and accurately, obtaining the results of maximum wind energy capture and smoother active power to the grid. Simulation of a directly-driven wind power generator with a superconducting magnetic energy storage system proves the correctness and effectiveness of the controlling strategies.%针对并网运行直驱风力发电系统输出有功功率的波动问题,对变换器直流环节并联超导储能系统的控制方式在计及风速模型的基础上做进一步的分析,并对超导储能系统斩波器提出双闭环加脉冲判断的控制策略,确保超导磁体线圈电流水平,使超导储能系统可以快速、准确地吞吐能量,保证直驱风力发电系统在最大限度捕获风能的同时,向电网输送较为平滑的有功功率.对增加超导储能系统的直驱风力发电系统的建模仿真结果,说明了该方法的正确性和有效性.

  11. EVA Metro Sedan electric-propulsion system: test and evaluation

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    Reimers, E.

    1979-09-01

    The procedure and results of the performance evaluation of the EVA Metro Sedan (car No. 1) variable speed dc chopper motor drive and its three speed automatic transmission are presented. The propulsion system for a battery powered vehicle manufactured by Electric Vehicle Associates, Valley View, Ohio, was removed from the vehicle, mounted on the programmable electric dynamometer test facility and evaluated with the aid of a hp 3052A Data Acquisition System. Performance data for the automatic transmission, the solid state dc motor speed controller, and the dc motor in the continuous and pulsating dc power mode, as derived on the dynamometer test facility, as well as the entire propulsion system are given. This concept and the system's components were evaluated in terms of commercial applicability, maintainability, and energy utility to establish a design base for the further development of this system or similar propulsion drives. The propulsion system of the EVA Metro Sedan is powered by sixteen 6-volt traction batteries, Type EV 106 (Exide Battery Mfg. Co.). A thyristor controlled cable form Pulsomatic Mark 10 controller, actuated by a foot throttle, controls the voltage applied to a dc series field motor, rated at 10 hp at 3800 rpm (Baldor Electric Co.). Gear speed reduction to the wheel is accomplished by the original equipment three speed automatic transmission with torque converter (Renault 12 Sedan). The brake consists of a power-assisted, hydraulic braking system with front wheel disk and rear drum. An ability to recuperate electric energy with subsequent storage in the battery power supply is not provided.

  12. Elemental distribution and sample integrity comparison of freeze-dried and frozen-hydrated biological tissue samples with nuclear microprobe

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    Vavpetič, P., E-mail: primoz.vavpetic@ijs.si [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Vogel-Mikuš, K. [Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Jeromel, L. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Ogrinc Potočnik, N. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); FOM-Institute AMOLF, Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Pongrac, P. [Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Department of Plant Physiology, University of Bayreuth, Universitätstr. 30, 95447 Bayreuth (Germany); Drobne, D.; Pipan Tkalec, Ž.; Novak, S.; Kos, M.; Koren, Š.; Regvar, M. [Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Pelicon, P. [Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    2015-04-01

    The analysis of biological samples in frozen-hydrated state with micro-PIXE technique at Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) nuclear microprobe has matured to a point that enables us to measure and examine frozen tissue samples routinely as a standard research method. Cryotome-cut slice of frozen-hydrated biological sample is mounted between two thin foils and positioned on the sample holder. The temperature of the cold stage in the measuring chamber is kept below 130 K throughout the insertion of the samples and the proton beam exposure. Matrix composition of frozen-hydrated tissue is consisted mostly of ice. Sample deterioration during proton beam exposure is monitored during the experiment, as both Elastic Backscattering Spectrometry (EBS) and Scanning Transmission Ion Microscopy (STIM) in on–off axis geometry are recorded together with the events in two PIXE detectors and backscattered ions from the chopper in a single list-mode file. The aim of this experiment was to determine differences and similarities between two kinds of biological sample preparation techniques for micro-PIXE analysis, namely freeze-drying and frozen-hydrated sample preparation in order to evaluate the improvements in the elemental localisation of the latter technique if any. In the presented work, a standard micro-PIXE configuration for tissue mapping at JSI was used with five detection systems operating in parallel, with proton beam cross section of 1.0 × 1.0 μm{sup 2} and a beam current of 100 pA. The comparison of the resulting elemental distributions measured at the biological tissue prepared in the frozen-hydrated and in the freeze-dried state revealed differences in elemental distribution of particular elements at the cellular level due to the morphology alteration in particular tissue compartments induced either by water removal in the lyophilisation process or by unsatisfactory preparation of samples for cutting and mounting during the shock-freezing phase of sample preparation.

  13. 半导体泵浦铷蒸气激光实现线偏振基模输出%Diode pumped rubidium vapor laser with linearly polarized fundamental mode output

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    徐程; 谭荣清; 李志永; 李琳

    2012-01-01

    采用2400 1/mm的平面光栅搭建Littrow外腔压窄半导体激光器输出激光线宽,获得中心波长可调的线宽0.16 nm的半导体激光作为铷蒸气激光的泵浦源.实验中,使用斩波器将泵浦光变为脉宽1 ms,重复频率100 Hz的重复脉冲形式,聚焦进长度为8 mm的铷蒸气泡,泡内充入79 kPa甲烷作为缓冲气体.进入铷蒸气泡的泵浦光峰值功率为1.84 W时,控制铷泡温度在125℃,获得了峰值功率17.5 mW的基模线偏振铷激光输出.%A Littrow external cavity was built to narrow the spectral linewidth of a diode laser to 0. 16 nm by using a 2400 line/mm plane grating, with the center wavelength of the laser tunable. The laser was used as the pump source of the rubidium vapor laser. A chopper was employed to change the continuous laser to pulsed laser with the pulse width of 1 ms and the repetition rate of 100 Hz, then the laser was focused to a Rb vapor cell with the length of 8 mm which was filled with Methane at the pressure of 79 kPa. With the maximum peak power of the pulsed laser injected into the Rb cell is 1. 84 W and the temperature of the cell is controlled at about 125℃, the linearly polarized fundamental mode Rb laser with the peak power of 17. 5 mW is obtained.

  14. Research and development of digital photovoltaic simulator in DC micro-network experiments%直流微网实验中数字式光伏模拟器的研究与开发

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    卢志伟; 胡仁杰; 杨文燮

    2013-01-01

      直流微网实验中,光伏电池必不可少,然而,光伏电池的铺设面积及输出等不确定因素使得光伏模拟器的研究成为必然。根据光伏模块的等效电路模型,并结合Simulink中的模块,搭建立了光伏电池仿真模型,根据模型的输出特性,采用了基于DSP28335控制的Buck斩波电路实现光伏特性的输出,给出了主电路及检测保护电路的设计,分析并研究了光伏跟踪的几种算法,最后给出了几种算法下的输出波形并绘制了光伏模拟器的输出特性曲线。%In DC micro-network experiments, the photovoltaic cells are essential, however, it is necessary to develop digital photovoltaic simulator because of the laying area and uncertain output of the photovoltaic cells. A photovoltaic cell simulation model is established based on the equivalent circuit model by combining with the block of Simulink. According to the model′s output characteristics, a Buck chopper controlled by DSP 28335 is designed to achieve the output of photovoltaic properties. The design of main circuit and detection protection circuit are given, several algorithms of photovoltaic tracking are analyzed. Finally, the photovoltaic simulator output characteristic curve and output waveform of different algorithms are also put forward.

  15. Current status and perspectives of HANARO

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    HANARO has been operated for 20 years since its first criticality on February 1995 and its cold neutron research facility (CNRF) was opened for general users in late 2011. And up to 9 instruments using cold neutron could be opened since late 2014 by opening 4 more instruments such as the cold neutron triple axis spectrometer, the disc chopper time-of-flight spectrometer, the bio-reflectometer and the cold neutron activation station comprising of a prompt gamma activation analysis unit and a neutron depth profiling unit. There are 7 thermal neutron beam instruments for users, in which the most recent user-opened instrument was the single crystal diffractometer equipped with a curved shape, large area position-sensitive detector. There was an organizational change to formulate two closely linked divisions for neutron science and technical development activity in 2014 to emphasize scientific research and user supports. The other division focuses on technical development, instrumentations, technical support and facility operation. We expect a stable capability build-up in a few years for in-house technical development and support including sample environments and on-site laboratory equipment including X-ray counterpart instruments. The user record showed a robust increase since 2011 together with marked outcomes and a remarkable progress for industrial applications by neutron techniques has been made for last few years. Discussion to bring out a joint research center with universities for long-term thesis program, joint program with national program groups, drive to make research coalition among government research institutes, planning work to construct thermal neutron guides and their instruments will be also mentioned in the presentation.

  16. Crushing pretreatment parameter optimization of soybean straw used as raw material of mulch%用于地膜原料的大豆秸秆粉碎预处理工艺参数优化

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    刘爽; 房欣; 张颖; 陈泓睿; 陈海涛

    2015-01-01

    length of 70-85 mm. By removing the chopper, the shearing effect was reduced, and the crushing was mainly realized by hammering effects of chopper holder, hammering on the soybean straw. After improvement the usual operation parameters are not applicable; thus, to optimize soybean straw crushing pretreatment parameters, the machine spindle speed, feed quantity and straw moisture content were selected as experiment factors, and a quadratic orthogonal rotatable central composite design experiment with three factors and five levels was conducted. The results showed that: 1) For the straw crushing length of improved rubbing and cutting machine, from high to low ranking of contribution rate, the factors are the spindle speed, moisture content and feed rate. The spindle speed and moisture content show significant interaction effect on soybean straw crushing length. There are two reasons for the interaction effect. Firstly, the increase of soybean straw moisture content causes the increase of straw plasticity, which weakens the shearing effect caused by increasing spindle speed. Secondly, with the increase of straw moisture content, lubrication film forms between straw and chopper holder, which also weakens the shearing effect caused by increasing spindle speed. 2) The optimized pretreatment parameters are as follows: the feeding quantity is 168 kg/h, moisture content of soybean straw is in range of 36%-58%, and the machine spindle speed is in range of 1 100- 1 300 r/min. Under the optimized parameters, the processed length of soybean straw is in range of 70-85 mm, which meets length requirement of the plant fiber preparing machine for raw materials. To verify the optimization results, 10 random groups of soybean straw were crushed under the optimal combination of parameters, the verification experiment results showed that there was no significant difference between predicted values and observed values.

  17. Stirling to Flight Initiative

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    Hibbard, Kenneth E.; Mason, Lee S.; Ndu, Obi; Smith, Clayton; Withrow, James P.

    2016-01-01

    NASA has a consistent need for radioisotope power systems (RPS) to enable robotic scientific missions for planetary exploration that has been present for over four decades and will continue into the foreseeable future, as documented in the most recent Planetary Science Decadal Study Report. As RPS have evolved throughout the years, there has also grown a desire for more efficient power systems, allowing NASA to serve as good stewards of the limited plutonium-238 (238Pu), while also supporting the ever-present need to minimize mass and potential impacts to the desired science measurements. In fact, the recent Nuclear Power Assessment Study (NPAS) released in April 2015 resulted in several key conclusion regarding RPS, including affirmation that RPS will be necessary well into the 2030s (at least) and that 238Pu is indeed a precious resource requiring efficient utilization and preservation. Stirling Radioisotope Generators (SRGs) combine a Stirling cycle engine powered by a radioisotope heater unit into a single generator system. Stirling engine technology has been under development at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) since the 1970's. The most recent design, the 238Pu-fueled Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG), was offered as part of the NASA Discovery 2010 Announcement of Opportunity (AO). The Step-2 selections for this AO included two ASRG-enabled concepts, the Titan Mare Explorer (TiME) and the Comet Hopper (CHopper), although the only non-nuclear concept, InSight, was ultimately chosen. The DOE's ASRG contract was terminated in 2013. Given that SRGs utilize significantly less 238Pu than traditional Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) - approximately one quarter of the nuclear fuel, to produce similar electrical power output - they provide a technology worthy of consideration for meeting the aforementioned NASA objectives. NASA's RPS Program Office has recently investigated a new Stirling to

  18. Rod String Backspin Energy Consume Technology for Surface Direct-drive Screw Pump Well%永磁电机直驱螺杆泵井杆柱反转能量吸收技术

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    王帅; 张炳义; 刘利军; 冯桂宏

    2016-01-01

    As permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)direct-drive screw pump well lost power and elastic energy stored in rod drive rod string and PMSM rotated in high speed causing rod break off or serious damage to drive-head,a new technology which controls PMSM rotating at low speed was presented to consume backspin energy.The technology applied dynamic braking method to release the backspin energy super capacitor supply power to the controller.By using PWM chopper adjustable resistance technique,braking torque can be changed according to feed-back of speed in order to release the energy slow and incremental.Finally,experimental and appli-cation verified the effectiveness of the proposed technology.%针对永磁电机直驱螺杆泵井在突然断电的情况下,抽油杆贮存的弹性势能驱动永磁电机高速反转,并导致抽油杆脱断和驱动头零部件飞逸等问题,提出一种永磁电机直驱螺杆泵井杆柱反转能量吸收技术。该技术基于能耗制动原理,利用永磁电机反转发出的电能作为控制电源,根据转速反馈信号,通过调节 PWM 斩波调阻电路的占空比改变制动电阻阻值,保证在反转速度恒定条件下,实现电机输出制动转矩随反转势能的变化而自动调节的目的,使反转能量低速、柔性释放。通过试验与在井运行的方式验证了该技术的有效性。

  19. Differentiation of human bone marrow precursor cells into neuronal-like cells after transplantation into canine spinal cord organotypic slice cultures

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    FEI Zhi-qiang; XIONG Jian-yi; CHEN Lei; SHEN Hui-yong; Ngo Stephanie; Wang Jeffrey; WANG Da-ping

    2012-01-01

    Background Treatments to regenerate different tissue involving the transplantation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal precursor cells are anticipated.Using an alternative methods,in vitro organotypic slice culture method,would be useful to transplant cells and assessing the effects.This study was to determine the possibility of differentiating human bone marrow precursor cells into cells of the neuronal lineage by transplanting into canine spinal cord organotypic slice cultures.Methods Bone marrow aspirates were obtained from posterior superior iliac spine(PSIS)of patients that had undergone spinal fusion due to a degenerative spinal disorder.For cell imaging,mesenchymal precursor cells(MPCs)were pre-stained with PKH-26 just before transplantation to canine spinal cord slices.Canine spinal cord tissues were obtained from three adult beagle dogs.Spinal cords were cut into transverse slices of 1 mm using tissue chopper.Two slices were transferred into 6-well plate containing 3 ml DMEM with antibiotics.Prepared MPCs(1×104)were transplanted into spinal cord slices.On days 0,3,7,14,MPCs were observed for morphological changes and expression of neuronal markers through immunofluorescence and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR).Results The morphological study showed:spherical cells in the control and experiment groups on day 0;and on day 3,cells in the control group had one or two thick,short processes and ones in the experiment group had three or four thin,long processes.On day 7,these variously-sized processes contacted each other in the experiment group,but showed typical spindle-shaped cells in the control group.Immunofluorescence showed that PKH-26(+)MPCs stained positive for NeuN(+)and GFAP(+)in experimental group only.Also RT-PCR showed weak expression of β-tubulinⅢ?and GFAP.Conclusions Human bone marrow mesenchymal precursor cells(hMPCs)have the potential to differentiate into the neuronal like cells in this canine spinal cord organotypic

  20. A Modulation Method to Improve the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Internal Virtual Hyperspectrum of Body Surface%调制法提高体表内部虚拟超谱图信号检测信噪比

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    林凌; 吴红杰; 李刚; 张宝菊; 武津城

    2012-01-01

    体表内部虚拟超谱图将皮肤组织中的成分和结构信息有机融合表达,具有“图谱合一”的特点,有望应用于临床体表组织疾病的快速检查,但由于检测中信号微弱,极易受到环境光的影响和仪器本身暗电流的限制.为解决这一问题提出斩光盘对光源进行方波调制的方法,搭建实验平台,选择大功率的超连续谱激光和应用广泛的溴钨灯两种光源,在人为添加红色激光、紫色激光干扰和自然环境光干扰三种环境中,采用非调制和调制光源对人体手臂进行VIHBS对比实验,并对调制后的信号实现FFT解调处理.实验结果表明,调制法能够有效的消除环境光和暗电流的影响,提高信号检测的信噪比,为人体组织微弱光学信号的检测开辟了新的思路.%Virtual internal hyperspectrum of body surface which can express and properly mix the information of skin's composition and structure was expected to apply in the human disease quick-diagnosis, but the weak detected signal was easily impacted by ambient light and dark current from the instrument, so square wave modulated by chopper disk was proposed to resolve this issue. First, we built the experiment platform, and selected both laser and bromine tungsten lamp as the light source, then compared the virtual hyperspectrum of non-modulated and modulated light on human arm in the environment with artificial interference, and demodulated the modulated signal by FFT method. The experiment result showed that modulation method could effectively eliminate the impact brought by environmental light and dark current and improve the signal to noise ratio (SNR), suggesting a new approach to detect human's weak optical signals.

  1. Study of PZT thick film infrared detector with micro-bridge structure%微桥结构PZT厚膜红外探测器研究

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    曹家强; 吴传贵; 彭强祥; 罗文博; 张万里; 唐治军

    2011-01-01

    A lead zirconate titanate (PbZr0.3Ti0.7O3. PZT) thick film pyroelectric infrared detector with micro-bridge thermal isolation structure was fabricated on Si substrate. The thermal isolation structure was fabricated by KOH wet etching and SF6 dry etching at the backside of the substrate. The voltage response rate, noise equivalent power and detectivity of the detector at low frequency were measured with blackbody radiation modulated by a chopper. The results show that the voltage response rate and detectivity of the detector reach their largest value (4.5×102 V/W and 7.5× 108 cm · Hz1/2/W, respectively) at 5.3 Hz and 167.3 Hz, respectively. The thermal-time constant of the detector is 51ms, one magnitude lower than that of PZT ceramic detectors. The thermal isolation structure of the PZT thick film detector is beneficial to its high frequency response applications.%利用KOH溶液腐蚀结合SF6气体干法刻蚀工艺制备了锆钛酸铅(PbZr0.3Ti0.7O3,PZT)厚膜热释电红外探测器,得到了器件Si基背面完全悬空的微桥绝热结构.使用由斩波器调制的黑体辐射,测试了探测器在低频段的电压响应率、噪声等效功率和探测率等参数.结果表明,探测器在调制频率为5.3 Hz时的电压响应率约为4.5× 102V/W;在调制频率为167.3 Hz时,其探测率达7.5×108cm ·Hz1/2/W; PZT厚膜探测器的热时间常数为51 ms,与PZT陶瓷器件相比小约一个数量级,有利于其在高频响应方面的应用.

  2. Willow as fuel for district heating. Experiences from test combustion; Energipil som braendsel til fjernvarme - Erfaringsindsamling fra testfyringer

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    Pedersen, Joergen

    2012-10-15

    The project has been a study of the fuel characteristics of willow chips. The study was carried out on Trustrup-Lyngby Heating Plant and Assens District Heating Plant in the period 2011-12. Operating experiences were collected from the two plants. Furthermore, yield and crop data were collected from suppliers of willow chips to Assens District Heating Plant, and the analysis of particle size distribution of the willow chips is carried out. The collected data on yield and particle size distribution are compared with results from previous studies. The project has shown that willow chips generally are a suitable and attractive fuel in wood-fired heat and power plants. The plants are very aware of quality of willow chips and want chips with coarse structure. Furthermore, there is the wish that water content of willow chips are on par with the moisture content of wood chips, i.e. around 30-40%; woodchips are the vast majority of the chips used in the plants. Wood chips produced from fresh willow shoots with chopper will typically have a moisture content of 50-60 %. Such ''wet'' chips will of some plants be deselected during winter, where there is a requirement of safe and high boiler output. Other plants will simply mix the ''wet'' willow chips with other, drier types of chips and can use it almost all the year. If the willow shoots are harvested as branches, which subsequently are allowed to dry for a period before chipping, willow chips can be produced with a moisture content that is in line with what is typical in wood chips. Analysis of particle size distribution shows that willow chips harvested with a cutting machine usually can meet the requirements for quality classes ''fine'', ''medium'' and ''coarse''. An account of the harvested yields of willow among the growers who supplied willow chips to Assens Heating Plant, showed a relatively low yield of 5.1 tonnes dry

  3. Design of lock-in amplifier circuit for TDS%TDS用锁相放大器电路设计

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    蒋鹏; 赵国忠

    2012-01-01

    A small or miniature lock-in amplifier (LIA) is rare on market, which is used for small Terahertz time domain spectrometer (TDS). LIA scheme design is proposed.and it is used for TDS to extract weak signal, which is related to THz wave field strength. The signal of differential detector is to be pre-filted and amplificated,then it is connected with band-pass filter. While together with the signal from chopper are put into the AD630's output terminals and synchronization port respectively. The signal after lock-in amplifier is put into low-pass filter then to ADC. Then it is put into host computer for filtering. The signal after system has 1000 times amplification,more than 700 db SNR,and system size is 11 cmx5. 5 cm .which meet the basic indicators.%小型或微型锁相放大器(lock-in amplifier)目前市场罕有,小型THz时域光谱仪(TDS)需要此种仪器.提出了一种LIA设计方案,用于TDS提取与THz波电场强度相关的信号.将差分探测器的信号进行预滤波和放大,后接带通滤波器,同时斩波器输出的信号经移相与前者分别送人AD630的信号端和同步端.锁相后信号经低通滤波器,送入ADC.ADC采集的数据送至上位机进行二滤波处理.整个LIA系统放大微弱信号1 000倍左右,信噪比700 dB以上,电路板面积11 cm×5.5 cm,达到基本指标.

  4. A compact time-of-flight SANS instrument optimised for measurements of small sample volumes at the European Spallation Source

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    Kynde, Søren; Hewitt Klenø, Kaspar; Nagy, Gergely; Mortensen, Kell; Lefmann, Kim; Kohlbrecher, Joachim; Arleth, Lise

    2014-11-01

    The high flux at European Spallation Source (ESS) will allow for performing experiments with relatively small beam-sizes while maintaining a high intensity of the incoming beam. The pulsed nature of the source makes the facility optimal for time-of-flight small-angle neutron scattering (ToF-SANS). We find that a relatively compact SANS instrument becomes the optimal choice in order to obtain the widest possible q-range in a single setting and the best possible exploitation of the neutrons in each pulse and hence obtaining the highest possible flux at the sample position. The instrument proposed in the present article is optimised for performing fast measurements of small scattering volumes, typically down to 2×2×2 mm3, while covering a broad q-range from about 0.005 1/Å to 0.5 1/Å in a single instrument setting. This q-range corresponds to that available at a typical good BioSAXS instrument and is relevant for a wide set of biomacromolecular samples. A central advantage of covering the whole q-range in a single setting is that each sample has to be loaded only once. This makes it convenient to use the fully automated high-throughput flow-through sample changers commonly applied at modern synchrotron BioSAXS-facilities. The central drawback of choosing a very compact instrument is that the resolution in terms of δλ / λ obtained with the short wavelength neutrons becomes worse than what is usually the standard at state-of-the-art SANS instruments. Our McStas based simulations of the instrument performance for a set of characteristic biomacromolecular samples show that the resulting smearing effects still have relatively minor effects on the obtained data and can be compensated for in the data analysis. However, in cases where a better resolution is required in combination with the large simultaneous q-range characteristic of the instrument, we show that this can be obtained by inserting a set of choppers.

  5. Direct Power Control of Direct-driven Wind Energy Conversion System Based on PLECS%基于PLECS的直驱永磁风电系统直接功率控制研究

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    包广清; 毛开富

    2012-01-01

    Based on the mechanism of wind turbine and characteristics of permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG), the mathematic models of direct-driven wind power generation system with PMSG were established. The relations between booster chopper modulation and load impedance variation were analyzed so as to estimate the optimal rotor speed of the wind turbine and implement the maximum power point tracking (MPPT). A virtual grid flux based direct power control (DPC) with space vector modulation for grid-connected converter was proposed. The active and reactive powers were used as the control variables instead of the currents applied in conventional voltage oriented control method. Moreover, grid voltage sensors were replaced by a virtual flux (VF) estimator. The complete model of the wind energy conversion system was established through the Matlab/Simulink PLECS Toolbox. The digital simulation results confirm that the low voltage ride through capability and control robustness, evaluating the feasibility of PLECS in modeling and simulation of wind energy conversion system.%在研究风力机特性和永磁同步发电机运行机理的基础上,建立了直驱式永磁风力发电系统数学模型,在实现最大风能捕获的同时,分析了负载变化对发电机侧电能转换单元控制参数的影响。对于网侧逆变器控制,采用基于直轴虚拟电网磁链定向的直接功率控制,避免了对电网电压的检测和电流闭环控制,有效简化了系统结构,提高了工作可靠性。通过在Matlab/Simulink环境下嵌入PLECS工具箱进行仿真研究,结果表明该系统具有较好的控制鲁棒性和低电压穿越能力,进一步验证了基于PLECS工具箱进行风电系统建模与仿真的可行性。

  6. Photoproducts ejected from liquid surfaces: The importance of photochemical, diffusional, kinetic, and surface structural effects

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    Furlan, A. [Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut der Universitaet Zuerich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zuerich (Switzerland); Hall, G.E. [Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973-5000 (United States)

    1998-12-01

    Gas-phase products of liquid surface photochemistry in high vacuum were analyzed by time-of-flight/quadrupole mass spectroscopy. A thin liquid film of a long-chain alkyl iodide, C{sub 18}H{sub 37}I, dissolved in squalane (C{sub 30}H{sub 62}) was irradiated with nanosecond laser pulses at 275 nm. The photoproducts leaving the liquid after a low-fluence laser pulse (0.5 mJ/cm{sup 2}) were I, HI, and I{sub 2}. Since these species may desorb at times delayed by diffusion in the liquid phase, time-of-flight profiles were also recorded using a chopper wheel in front of the surface. This allowed a reconstruction of the time-dependent flux from the surface. The flight time distributions were compared to model calculations which take into account laser photolysis of C{sub 18}H{sub 37}I, diffusion and surface evaporation of I, HI, and I{sub 2}, and the condensed-phase kinetics of radical reactions, and allow for a component of direct photodissociation of surface layer molecules, leading to hyperthermal I atoms. Simulations based on a comprehensive kinetic scheme are in good agreement with our measurements, with no specific surface processes other than evaporation of thermalized species formed at, or diffusing to the surface. However, compared to results previously found for liquid C{sub 2}H{sub 5}I, the caging of the geminate pair is much stronger in our system, and the fraction of I atoms promptly reacting to HI is smaller. The absence of prompt hyperthermal I fragments is interpreted by a preferential orientation of the C{sub 18}H{sub 37}I molecules in the topmost liquid layer with the I atom pointing into the liquid. The sensitivity of the method is discussed with respect to surface-specific processes, as well as primary and secondary radical reactions occurring in the bulk liquid. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

  7. Design of accelerator beam cut control system based on FPGA%基于 FPGA 技术的加速器切束控制系统设计

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    王永鹏; 郭玉辉; 罗冰峰; 罗江波; 刘海涛; 王晶; 刘婷

    2016-01-01

    针对加速器驱动次临界系统(ADS)中强流质子直线加速器,即 ADS 注入器Ⅱ,设计了采用现场可编程门阵列(FPGA)切束技术的加速器快保护控制系统。当系统检测到束流异常故障信号时能快速切断束流,并上传故障信息,方便故障排查和后期数据分析。该控制器基于 FPGA 设计,可实现光纤通信、串口通信、逻辑电平信号输出等功能。其中,光纤通信功能用于控制斩波器电源快速切断束流;串口通信用于实时传输设备状态信息;逻辑电平信号输出用于控制继电器产生开关量信号去远程控制保护设备,以防止运行设备的损害。通过现场运行测试,切束响应时间在10μs 之内,达到安全设计要求。%In accelerator driven sub-critical system (ADS)injectorⅡ,the FPGA beam cut technology is designed for accel-erator fast protection control system.When a fault signal is detected by the system,the beam can be quickly cut off.And the fault information will be uploaded to implement fault examination and data analysis.The controller based on field programmable gate array could implement optical fiber communication,serial communication and logic level signal output.The optical fiber com-munication function is used to control an optical chopper to cut off the beam.Serial communication is used for the transmission of real-time status information of the equipment.Moreover,the logic level output signal is designed to control the relay switch signal to protect equipment from damage remotely.According to the onsite test,the response time of beam cut is within 10 μs,which reaches the safety design requirements.

  8. 闪光灯电源的研究与实施%Research and Implementation of Flashlight Power Supply

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    吴年祥

    2015-01-01

    以SC91F721单片机作为闪光灯电源的控制核心,利用电流型斩波电路将低直流输入电压升高给单片机供电,通过场效应管输出开关控制电路稳定输出电流.采用采样电路电阻反馈输出电流,经过电流信号放大,单片机输出脉冲宽度调制信号、恒流源控制电路有效的恒定输出电流.实验结果表明,该变换器实现连续和脉冲两种输出模式、电池电能转化为恒流输出、驱动高亮度白光发光二极管、电流档位的选择、输出电压限压保护和过载报警功能.系统输出相对误差小于1.5%,效率达到91.8%,能够满足恒流稳压电源的要求.%SC91F721 microcontroller, as the control core of the flash power supply, raises the low DC input voltage by using current mode chopper circuit to supply power to microcontroller, and stabilizes the output current of the switch control circuit by the metal-oxide semiconductor. Using the feedback output current of the sampling circuit, the output Pulse Width Modulation(PWM)signal and the constant current source control circuit are effective. The experimental results show that the converter can realize two kinds of output mode: continuous and pulse, battery power conversion to constant current output, high brightness white light emitting diode, current profile selection, output voltage limiting protection and overload alarm function. The relative error is less than 1.5%and the efficiency is 91.8%, which can meet the requirement of constant current power supply.

  9. 电流型 PWM 变流器在串级调速中的应用%Application of the Current Mode PWM Converter to the Cascade Speed Regulation System

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    冯阳; 王奔; 王亚芳; 马明智

    2014-01-01

    Using the current mode PWM rectifier technology in the cascade speed regulation system for motor can e-liminate the need for the dc Boost chopper of the voltage - type converter cascade speed regulation system,thus,sim-plify the topology of the system,and improve the power factor of the regulation system and reduce the content of the transformer network side harmonic. But thecurrent mode PWM inverter under the dq coordinate system is a nonlinear coupling system,which is not conducive to the controller design,so This paper proposed precise linearization to line-arize and decouple the original system,constructed its pseudo linear system model,and designed a closed loop con-troller of the pseudo linear system by usingthe sliding mode variable structure control theory. At the same time,in the Matlab / Simulink software,a simulation model was established based on this control strategy. The simulation results showed that the control strategy could achieve rapidand effective regulation of the motor speed,and meanwhile could improve th epower factor of the system and reduce the harmonic content.%采用电流型 PWM 整流技术的串级调速系统,省去了电压型斩波串级调速系统中的直流 Boost 斩波环节,简化了系统的拓扑结构,同时也能够实现系统功率因数的提高和变压器网侧谐波含量的减少。考虑到电流型PWM 逆变器在 dq 坐标系下是一个非线性耦合系统,不利于控制器的设计,采用精确线性化方法对原系统进行线性化并解耦,构造其伪线性系统模型,运用滑模变结构控制理论设计该伪线性系统的闭环控制器。同时,在Matlab/ Simulink 软件下,建立了基于此控制策略的模型并进行仿真。结果表明,该控制策略可实现电动机转速的快速、有效调节,同时可提高系统的功率因数,减少谐波含量。

  10. Design of an AC Contactor Control Module Started by Closed Loop Chopping%闭环斩波起动交流接触器控制模块设计

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    汤龙飞; 许志红

    2013-01-01

    将斩波控制技术引入到交流接触器智能控制中,设计一种闭环斩波起动的交流接触器智能控制模块,使交流接触器具有闭环直流起动、闭环直流保持、抗电压跌落等功能,进一步增强其工作可靠性,满足了企业对大容量抗电压跌落交流接触器的需求:起动闭环采用线圈电流反馈,可以快速调节接触器线圈电流,便于优化控制;保持闭环可以根据接触器线圈电阻自动进行保持电压闭环与保持电流闭环的快速切换,拓展模块的适用范围;对模块工作原理进行瞬态及交流仿真,分析线圈尖峰电流的抑制方法,设计控制回路补偿网络,并结合相关实验验证设计的有效性.%In this paper,the chopper control technology was introduced into the intelligent control of the AC contactor and an AC contactor control module starting with closed loop chopping has been designed.With this control module,the AC contactor has the functions of closed-loop DC starting,closed-loop DC keeping and anti-voltage sag.The proposed control module not only satisfies enterprises for high-capacity AC contactors with the function of anti-voltage sag but also makes it more robust.Starting closed loop uses coil current as feedback and allows the module to adjust the contactor coil current quickly.The optimization of starting process can be realized easier.The keeping closed loop can use coil voltage or coil current as feedback,it depends on the coil resistance.According to the control principle,the transient analysis and the AC analysis have been made,this paper also analyzed the suppression measures of current spike and designed the compensation network.The experimental results verify the validity of the control module.

  11. Investigation of a field-widened Mach-Zehnder receiver to extend Fe Doppler lidar wind measurements from the thermosphere to the ground.

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    Smith, John A; Chu, Xinzhao

    2016-02-20

    A receiver employing a field-widened Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is investigated for extending the wind measurement range of a narrow-band Fe Doppler lidar operating at 372 nm from its existing measurement range in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) down to near the ground. This design uses the multiple transmitted frequencies available from the base Fe Doppler lidar in combination with a novel MZI receiver to make a measurement of the Doppler shift that rejects the influence of atmospheric parameters such as the aerosol backscatter ratio, temperature, and pressure of the lidar volume and receiver parameters such as the geometric overlap, the chopper function, and any other factor affecting the proportion of the signal in both channels of the MZI equally. A ratio is constructed from the three frequencies and two channels of the interferometer that exhibits a measurement performance of 1.75 times the Cramer-Rao lower bound, which is comparable to the dual MZI (DMZ) while preserving the insensitivity to backscatter spectrum of the quad MZI (QMZ). In addition, we show how the use of multiple transmitted frequencies can yield a wind measurement wherein the accuracy is insensitive to the optical imperfection and misalignment of the MZI or any other factor that affects the contrast, though the precision is still impacted by the fringe contrast. Simply adding a second surface mirror of a particular thickness to the basic tilted MZI can allow the field of the MZI to be widened sufficiently for most resonance Doppler lidar receivers in operation today. Provided that the detection sensitivity in each channel is known, the original resonance fluorescence and Rayleigh scattering signals can be recovered by simply scaling and adding the contributions from both channels. Consequently, the wind and temperature from the MLT region and the temperature from the Rayleigh region can be derived alongside the Rayleigh Doppler wind measurement without compromising the

  12. Time-resolved neutron imaging at ANTARES cold neutron beamline

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    In non-destructive evaluation with X-rays light elements embedded in dense, heavy (or high-Z) matrices show little contrast and their structural details can hardly be revealed. Neutron radiography, on the other hand, provides a solution for those cases, in particular for hydrogenous materials, owing to the large neutron scattering cross section of hydrogen and uncorrelated dependency of neutron cross section on the atomic number. The majority of neutron imaging experiments at the present time is conducted with static objects mainly due to the limited flux intensity of neutron beamline facilities and sometimes due to the limitations of the detectors. However, some applications require the studies of dynamic phenomena and can now be conducted at several high intensity beamlines such as the recently rebuilt ANTARES beam line at the FRM-II reactor. In this paper we demonstrate the capabilities of time resolved imaging for repetitive processes, where different phases of the process can be imaged simultaneously and integrated over multiple cycles. A fast MCP/Timepix neutron counting detector was used to image the water distribution within a model steam engine operating at 10 Hz frequency. Within <10 minutes integration the amount of water was measured as a function of cycle time with a sub-mm spatial resolution, thereby demonstrating the capabilities of time-resolved neutron radiography for the future applications. The neutron spectrum of the ANTARES beamline as well as transmission spectra of a Fe sample were also measured with the Time Of Flight (TOF) technique in combination with a high resolution beam chopper. The energy resolution of our setup was found to be ∼ 0.8% at 5 meV and ∼ 1.7% at 25 meV. The background level (most likely gammas and epithermal/fast neutrons) of the ANTARES beamline was also measured in our experiments and found to be on the scale of 3% when no filters are installed in the beam. Online supplementary data available from stacks

  13. Space charge effect measurements for a multi-channel ionization chamber used for synchrotron radiation

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    Nasr, Amgad

    2012-07-18

    operating the chamber in the saturation region. Time response measurement is carried out by filling the chamber with different gases pressure of argon methane mixture of (90%:10%) and pure nitrogen gas, using a lead slit chopper for pulsating the incoming synchrotron beam. The output current signal is measured with tuning the applied high voltage from recombination regime up to saturation regime. The numerical simulation is applied to understand the effect of the space charge, recombination effects and the charge dynamics behavior inside the ionization chamber.

  14. 关于一起副溶血性弧菌引起的食物中毒流行病学调查报告%Together Vibrio parahaemolyticus food poisoning caused by epidemiological investigation report

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    王凡; 郑晓南; 宋晓昀; 郭琪; 吕德贤

    2013-01-01

    Aim Clearly occurred in a hotel in Dalian City on July 31, 2010 cause of food poisoning source. Methods Epidemiological investigation Isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria. Results The collection is now 6 cases of anal swab, Vomit, feces; chef anal swab and hand swabs of four copies of each; external environment 3 specimens (1 choppers, chopping boards, console); 12 stay kind of food samples. Detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in 4 patient samples (3 rectal swabs, stool), the food clams Lachao of stay kind samples. Conclusion Based on the epidemiological investigation and laboratory test results to determine the food poisoning caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination Lachao clams for consumption.%目的为明确2010年7月31日发生于大连市某宾馆的一起食物中毒的病因与来源。方法流行病学调查与病原细菌的分离鉴定。结果采集现患病例肛拭子6份、呕吐物1份、粪便1份;厨师肛拭子和手拭子各4份;外环境标本3份(菜刀1份,砧板1份,操作台1份);留样食品标本12份。在4份病人标本(3份肛拭子、1份粪便)、留样食品辣炒蚬子等5份样品中检出副溶血性弧菌。结论根据流行病学调查及实验室检验结果,判断本起食物中毒为食用被副溶血性弧菌污染的辣炒蚬子引起。

  15. System and component design and test of a 10 hp, 18,000 rpm AC dynamometer utilizing a high frequency AC voltage link, part 1

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    Lipo, Thomas A.; Alan, Irfan

    1991-06-01

    Hard and soft switching test results conducted with one of the samples of first generation MOS-controlled thyristor (MCTs) and similar test results with several different samples of second generation MCT's are reported. A simple chopper circuit is used to investigate the basic switching characteristics of MCT under hard switching and various types of resonant circuits are used to determine soft switching characteristics of MCT under both zero voltage and zero current switching. Next, operation principles of a pulse density modulated converter (PDMC) for three phase (3F) to 3F two-step power conversion via parallel resonant high frequency (HF) AC link are reviewed. The details for the selection of power switches and other power components required for the construction of the power circuit for the second generation 3F to 3F converter system are discussed. The problems encountered in the first generation system are considered. Design and performance of the first generation 3F to 3F power converter system and field oriented induction moter drive based upon a 3 kVA, 20 kHz parallel resonant HF AC link are described. Low harmonic current at the input and output, unity power factor operation of input, and bidirectional flow capability of the system are shown via both computer and experimental results. The work completed on the construction and testing of the second generation converter and field oriented induction motor drive based upon specifications for a 10 hp squirrel cage dynamometer and a 20 kHz parallel resonant HF AC link is discussed. The induction machine is designed to deliver 10 hp or 7.46 kW when operated as an AC-dynamo with power fed back to the source through the converter. Results presented reveal that the proposed power level requires additional energy storage elements to overcome difficulties with a peak link voltage variation problem that limits reaching to the desired power level. The power level test of the second generation converter after the

  16. Design of a data acquisition system for an electronic extensometer%电子引伸计数据采集系统的设计

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    董超群; 徐国强; 宋华军; 李立刚; 孙洪涛

    2011-01-01

    According to the actual function requirement of the mechanics experiment or the production processing,a data acquisition system for an electronic extensometer is designed with a high-performance single chip microcomputer,STC89C52RC. A high-precision dc chopper steady zero type operational amplifier,TLC2652 is used as the amplification chip. A 16 bits Σ-Δ A/D conversion chip, AD7705 is used as A/D conversion device. Keil C51 is used to compile the program of the single chip microcomputer, VB is used to design and develop the software of the upper computer. The cost of the system is low, the volume of the system is small, and the portability of the system is good. The test experiment result shows that the system has a high accuracy & a good real-time performance,the system is suitable to the practical function requirement of the mechanics performance experiment & the production processing site,and the system has a great application value.%针对力学实验或生产加工的实际功能需求,以高性能单片机STC89C52RC为核心设计开发了1套电子引伸计微机数据采集系统.系统硬件电路以高精度斩波稳零型运算放大器TLC2652为信号放大芯片、以16位Σ-△型A/D转换芯片AD7705为模数转换器件,下位单片机程序采用Keil C51进行编写,系统上位机软件应用VB进行设计和开发.全套系统造价低、体积小、便携性好,测试实验表明该系统检测精度高、实时性好,能满足力学性能实验和生产加工现场的实际功能需求,具有较大的应用价值.

  17. An Ultra-Low Voltage Analog Front End for Strain Gauge Sensory System Application in 0.18µm CMOS

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    Edward, Alexander; Chan, Pak Kwong

    This paper presents analysis and design of a new ultra-low voltage analog front end (AFE) dedicated to strain sensor applications. The AFE, designed in 0.18µm CMOS process, features a chopper-stabilized instrumentation amplifier (IA), a balanced active MOSFET-C 2nd order low pass filter (LPF), a clock generator and a voltage booster which operate at supply voltage (Vdd) of 0.6V. The designed IA achieves 30dB of closed-loop gain, 101dB of common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) at 50Hz, 80dB of power-supply rejection ratio (PSRR) at 50Hz, thermal noise floor of 53.4 nV/√Hz, current consumption of 14µA, and noise efficiency factor (NEF) of 9.7. The high CMRR and rail-to-rail output swing capability is attributed to a new low voltage realization of the active-bootstrapped technique using a pseudo-differential gain-boosting operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) and proposed current-driven bulk (CDB) biasing technique. An output capacitor-less low-dropout regulator (LDO), with a new fast start-up LPF technique, is used to regulate this 0.6V supply from a 0.8-1.0V energy harvesting power source. It achieves power supply rejection (PSR) of 42dB at frequency of 1MHz. A cascode compensated pseudo differential amplifier is used as the filter's building block for low power design. The filter's single-ended-to-balanced converter is implemented using a new low voltage amplifier with two-stage common-mode cancellation. The overall AFE was simulated to have 65.6dB of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), total harmonic distortion (THD) of less than 0.9% for a 100Hz sinusoidal maximum input signal, bandwidth of 2kHz, and power consumption of 51.2µW. Spectre RF simulations were performed to validate the design using BSIM3V3 transistor models provided by GLOBALFOUNDRIES 0.18µm CMOS process.

  18. 计算机测控颜色光学实验系统%A Computer Measurement and Control System of Colorimetric Experiment

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    朱昊; 张承巍; 谭峭峰; 郭宏

    2013-01-01

    颜色现象需要亲身体验才能理解记忆,但长期缺乏定量可控的教学实验.针对这些问题开发出2套实验系统,用PC机通过USB接口和单片机,精确控制特制LED混色屏和直流电机驱动的颜色实验转台.色光混合实验系统借助计算机控制R、G、B分量,实现白平衡和颜色按参数变化.颜色转盘实验平台以计算机控制直流电机,驱动多种彩色径向开口圆盘匀速转动,以斩波器和光耦检测转速并实现闭环控制,完成颜色混合实验;还可观察变色频闪光源下呈现的周期彩色图案及主观颜色现象.两套实验系统可重复再现实验现象、定量和实时性好、操作简便,显著提高了色度学实验的教学效果.%To solve the problems in color experiment,two experimental systems were developed using a personal computer and a single-chip computer to accurately control a specially made LED tricolor mixing screen and a DC motor via USB interface and to drive a rotating platform to fulfill color experiments.The color-light mixing system reached white balance and color-changing by using computer to adjust the red,green and blue component.The color rotating platform made the radial chipped circular plate to rotate at an even speed,and the speed was measured by a chopper and photo-electronic coupler to realize closed-loop control,thus,the color mixing experiments were fulfilled.The periodic colorful patterns and subjective color phenomena could also be observed under stroboscopic light sources.These two systems have good properties for quantitative,real-time reproducibility of phenomena.Moreover,they are easy to operate.They can significantly improve the teaching effect of colorimetric experiments.

  19. PGNAA 方法学的发展与现状%Development and Status of Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis Technique Methodology

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    王兴华; 孙洪超; 姚永刚; 肖才锦; 张贵英; 金象春; 华龙; 周四春

    2014-01-01

    Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) is one of the nonde‐structive and On‐line measurement of nuclear analytical methods ,There are more than 30 PGNAA laboratories which are established based on the research reactor currently . The basic principle and the application field of three kinds of analytical method of PGNAA were introduced ,such as the relative comparison method、calibration method、k0‐factor method .T he short life nuclides is proposed using the beam chopper technique in order to improve the measurement accuracy . T he internal standard method w as proposed for that large sample neutron measurement that brings self absorption and gamma‐ray self shielding effect .The PGNAA system was introduced at CARR .It pro‐vides methodology reference to establish the prompt gamma activation analysis on the base of CARR for our country .%瞬发伽马中子活化分析(PGNAA)为非破坏性、在线测量的核分析方法。目前国际上有30多座研究堆建立了PGNAA实验室。本文介绍了三种定量瞬发伽马活化分析方法:相对法、校准曲线法、k0因子法,阐述了基本原理及其应用领域,以及针对短寿命核素高精度测量的束流斩波器技术,针对大样品测量带来的中子自吸收和伽马自屏蔽效应的内标法。此外还简介了基于CARR堆的热中子瞬发伽马活化分析装置进展情况,对国内的PGNAA问题进行了探讨。

  20. "Suure tamme" laul - süntees

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    Matej Goršič

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A cyclic space-time concept in which one cycle corresponds to one year, can be used as a basis for an integral theory of a mythic world-and-time tree. According to this theory, mythic oaks of the runo songs are symbols both of the time/year and world/nature: growth of an oak symbolises growth of a year-nature (1 reaching its summit or balance at midsummer (representatives of the “good oak” in runo song poetry: the beer oak, the gold wheel oak, the love oak, the sun oak, (2 leading, due to its overgrowth, into the loss of balance reaching its bottom at midwinter when the sun disappears (the “bad oak” in the runo song poetry: the great oak overshadows the sun, when (3 a saviour ends the old year-nature cycle, starting, at the same time, the new one (by chopping down the great oak, he liberates the sun. For the world-and-time tree theory speak (1 the semantic connections iso tammi ‘great oak’ – isotammi ‘January’ – tammi ‘axis, pole’, (2 those variants of the Great Oak Song according to which the great oak grows on the location meaning the centre of the world, (3 the double nature of the oakchopper expressing his role of a mediator between the old and the new cycle.The oak-chopper’s double nature, his function as a bringer of a turn of the year, denomination ukko(nen ‘old man, thunder-god, thunder’, fire-blazing axe, bell, beard, and hair strongly suggest that the runo song singers of the northern runo song areas interpreted him as a thundergod.The closest cross-cultural counterparts to the great oak of the runo song poetry are the great apple and the great birch of the Mordvinian folk songs. It is very probable that the Runo Song of the Great Oak and the Mordvinian Song of the Great Apple/Birch have both been formed from one and the same proto-song which was very similar tothem. Regardless of the unclear status of the oak-chopper in the proto-song, in Viena Karelia the thunderstorm myth or its transformations have