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Low Power Class B Power Amplifier For Healthcare Application, Wei Cai 2016 University of California, Irvine

Low Power Class B Power Amplifier For Healthcare Application, Wei Cai

Heng Gu


The objective of this research was to design a 2.4 GHz class AB Power Amplifier (PA), with 0.18um Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CMOS technology by using Cadence software, for health care applications. The ultimate goal for such application is to minimize the trade-offs between performance and cost, and between performance and low power consumption design. This paper introduces the design of a 2.4GHz class D power amplifier which consists of two stage amplifiers. This power amplifier can transmit 15dBm output power to a 50Ω load. The power added efficiency was 50% and the total power consumption ...


Prospective Doctoral Statement For The University Of Southern California's School Of Cinematic Arts Media Arts + Practice Program, Gabriel Leiner 2016 University of Southern California

Prospective Doctoral Statement For The University Of Southern California's School Of Cinematic Arts Media Arts + Practice Program, Gabriel Leiner

Gabriel Leiner

After visiting L.A. again and seeing the beautiful fountains on the University of Southern California's campus I am filled with all kinds of ideas about the future and brimming with energy. To all those at the University of Southern California's Cinematic Arts Department, thanks for reading my ideas over the past couple years and helping me to evolve and become a better person and a better writer. Starting a position as a doctoral student in the Media Arts + Practice Program in 2016 is an exciting opportunity. I've got a really positive outlook about Kiss The Water.


Compact Dual-Mode Microstrip Band Reject Filters Based On Koch Fractal Geometry, Hayder S. Ahmed, Ali J. Salim, Jawad K. Ali 2016 Deprtment of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Iraq

Compact Dual-Mode Microstrip Band Reject Filters Based On Koch Fractal Geometry, Hayder S. Ahmed, Ali J. Salim, Jawad K. Ali

Hayder S. Ahmed

In this paper, a new fractal based microstrip dual-mode band stop filter (BSF) has been presented. The proposed filter structure is essentially based on that of the triangular patch resonators with an embedded slit structure. The Koch fractal geometry has been applied to the uncoupled side lengths of the triangular patch resonator. The filter structure has been modeled and its performance is evaluated using the commercially available EM simulator, Sonnet. Results reveal that the resulting dual-mode response is highly dependent on the uncoupled side lengths of the triangular patch resonator. Parametric study has been conducted to explore the effect of ...


The Influence Of The Electric Supply Industry On Economic Growth In Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

The Influence Of The Electric Supply Industry On Economic Growth In Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee

Dissertations

This study measures the impact that electrical outages have on manufacturing production in 135 less developed countries using stochastic frontier analysis and data from World Bank’s Investment Climate surveys. Outages of electricity, for firms with and without backup power sources, are the most frequently cited constraint on manufacturing growth in these surveys.

Outages are shown to reduce output below the production frontier by almost five percent in Africa and by a lower percentage in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. Production response to outages is quadratic in form. Outages also increase labor cost, reduce ...


Class D Power Amplifier For Medical Application, Wei Cai 2016 University of California, Irvine

Class D Power Amplifier For Medical Application, Wei Cai

Kevin Lee


The objective of this research was to design a 2.4 GHz class AB Power Amplifier (PA), with 0.18um Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CMOS technology by using Cadence software, for health care applications. The ultimate goal for such application is to minimize the trade-offs between performance and cost, and between performance and low power consumption design. This paper introduces the design of a 2.4GHz class D power amplifier which consists of two stage amplifiers. This power amplifier can transmit 15dBm output power to a 50Ω load. The power added efficiency was 50% and the total power consumption ...


Class D Power Amplifier For Medical Application, Wei Cai 2016 University of California, Irvine

Class D Power Amplifier For Medical Application, Wei Cai

Kevin Lee


The objective of this research was to design a 2.4 GHz class AB Power Amplifier (PA), with 0.18um Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CMOS technology by using Cadence software, for health care applications. The ultimate goal for such application is to minimize the trade-offs between performance and cost, and between performance and low power consumption design. This paper introduces the design of a 2.4GHz class D power amplifier which consists of two stage amplifiers. This power amplifier can transmit 15dBm output power to a 50Ω load. The power added efficiency was 50% and the total power consumption ...


Low Power Si Based Power Amplifier For Healthcare Application, Wei Cai 2016 University of California, Irvine

Low Power Si Based Power Amplifier For Healthcare Application, Wei Cai

Heng Gu

Objective:Theobjectiveofthisresearchwastodesigna2.4GHzclassBPowerAmplifier (PA), with0.18umSemiconductor ManufacturingInternationalCorporation (SMIC) CMOS technology byusingCadencesoftware,forhealthcareapplications.The ultimategoalforsuchapplicationis tominimizethetrade-offsbetweenperformanceandcost,andbetweenperformanceandlow power consumptiondesign.
Methods:This paperintroducesthe designofa2.4GHz classB poweramplifierdesignedas dual gatetopology.ThisclassBpoweramplifiercouldtransmit26dBmoutputpowertoa50Ωload. Thepoweraddedefficiencywas60%minimumandthepowergainwas90dB,thetotalpower consumption was 6.9mW.
Conclusion:Theperformanceof thepoweramplifiermeets thespecification requirementsof the desired.


Plantmetabolomics.Org: Mass Spectrometry-Based Arabidopsis Metabolomics—Database And Tools Update, Preeti Bais, Stephanie M. Moon-Quanbeck, Basil J. Nikolau, Julie A. Dickerson 2016 Iowa State University

Plantmetabolomics.Org: Mass Spectrometry-Based Arabidopsis Metabolomics—Database And Tools Update, Preeti Bais, Stephanie M. Moon-Quanbeck, Basil J. Nikolau, Julie A. Dickerson

Basil Nikolau

The PlantMetabolomics (PM) database (http://www.plantmetabolomics.org) contains comprehensive targeted and untargeted mass spectrum metabolomics data for Arabidopsis mutants across a variety of metabolomics platforms. The database allows users to generate hypotheses about the changes in metabolism for mutants with genes of unknown function. Version 2.0 of PlantMetabolomics.org currently contains data for 140 mutant lines along with the morphological data. A web-based data analysis wizard allows researchers to select preprocessing and data-mining procedures to discover differences between mutants. This community resource enables researchers to formulate models of the metabolic network of Arabidopsis and enhances the research community ...


Energy Consumption Prediction With Big Data: Balancing Prediction Accuracy And Computational Resources, Katarina Grolinger, Miriam AM Capretz, Luke Seewald 2016 Western University

Energy Consumption Prediction With Big Data: Balancing Prediction Accuracy And Computational Resources, Katarina Grolinger, Miriam Am Capretz, Luke Seewald

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

In recent years, advances in sensor technologies and expansion of smart meters have resulted in massive growth of energy data sets. These Big Data have created new opportunities for energy prediction, but at the same time, they impose new challenges for traditional technologies. On the other hand, new approaches for handling and processing these Big Data have emerged, such as MapReduce, Spark, Storm, and Oxdata H2O. This paper explores how findings from machine learning with Big Data can benefit energy consumption prediction. An approach based on local learning with support vector regression (SVR) is presented. Although local learning itself is ...


Modeling Of Mzm-Based Photonic Link Power Budget, Kehan Zhu, Cheng Li, Nan Qi, Marco Fiorentino, Raymond Beausoleil, Vishal Saxena 2016 Boise State University

Modeling Of Mzm-Based Photonic Link Power Budget, Kehan Zhu, Cheng Li, Nan Qi, Marco Fiorentino, Raymond Beausoleil, Vishal Saxena

Vishal Saxena

An accurate methodology for analyzing the Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) based optical link power budget is presented. It optimizes the transceiver’s system-level performance to meet the specifications of the optical links with N-level (N=2,4,8) pulse amplitude modulation format for high-speed signaling.


What Is Sky Q, How To Subscribe & Things You Need To Know About The Fluid Viewing Tech?, Lissa Coffey 2016 University of South Florida

What Is Sky Q, How To Subscribe & Things You Need To Know About The Fluid Viewing Tech?, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

Curious to know about Sky Q? Then this article is especially for you. Now bring a halt to the old viewing experience and get ready to explore the world of entertainment and sports with the new “fluid viewing” technology. Yes this is now possible with the Sky Q services. Get your hands on with the Sky’s latest technology known as Sky Q next generation tv services that can be installed in multi rooms.


What Is Sky Q, How To Subscribe & Things You Need To Know About The Fluid Viewing Tech?, Lissa Coffey 2016 University of South Florida

What Is Sky Q, How To Subscribe & Things You Need To Know About The Fluid Viewing Tech?, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

Curious to know about Sky Q? Then this article is especially for you. Now bring a halt to the old viewing experience and get ready to explore the world of entertainment and sports with the new “fluid viewing” technology. Yes this is now possible with the Sky Q services. Get your hands on with the Sky’s latest technology known as Sky Q next generation tv services that can be installed in multi rooms.


Performance Of Wireless-Powered Sensor Transmission Considering Energy Cost Of Sensing, Wanchun Liu, Xiangyun Zhou, Salman Durrani, Hani Mehrpouyan, Steven D. Blostein 2016 Australian National University

Performance Of Wireless-Powered Sensor Transmission Considering Energy Cost Of Sensing, Wanchun Liu, Xiangyun Zhou, Salman Durrani, Hani Mehrpouyan, Steven D. Blostein

Hani Mehrpouyan

Realistic modeling of energy consumption is crucial for accurate performance analysis of wireless-powered sensor nodes. In this paper, we analyze the performance of wireless-powered sensor transmissions taking into account both the energy cost of sensing and transmission. We consider a sensor that is harvesting energy from an ambient radio-frequency (RF) signal and using this energy to perform sensing and transmission. Since energy harvesting is time-varying in nature, it introduces a delay in the sensor transmissions. We study two delay-related metrics, one measuring how frequent the sensed information is updated at the sink and the other measuring the time taken from ...


Determination Of The Electric Field Intensity And Space Charge Density Versus Height Prior To Triggered Lightning, Christopher J. Biagi, Martin A. Uman, Jay Gopalakrishnan, J. D. Hill, Vladimir A. Rakov, T. Ngin, Douglas M. Jordan 2016 University of Florida

Determination Of The Electric Field Intensity And Space Charge Density Versus Height Prior To Triggered Lightning, Christopher J. Biagi, Martin A. Uman, Jay Gopalakrishnan, J. D. Hill, Vladimir A. Rakov, T. Ngin, Douglas M. Jordan

Jay Gopalakrishnan

We infer the vertical profiles of space charge density and electric field intensity above ground by comparing modeling and measurements of the ground-level electric field changes caused by elevating grounded lightning-triggering wires. The ground-level electric fields at distances of 60 m and 350 m were measured during six wire launches that resulted in triggered lightning. The wires were launched when ground-level electric fields ranged from 3.2 to 7.6 kV m−1 and the triggering heights ranged from 123 to 304 m. From wire launch time to lightning initiation time, the ground-level electric field reduction at 60 m ranged ...


Signal Processing Based On Stable Radix-2 Dct I-Iv Algorithms Having Orthogonal Factors, Sirani K. M. Perera 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Signal Processing Based On Stable Radix-2 Dct I-Iv Algorithms Having Orthogonal Factors, Sirani K. M. Perera

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

This paper presents stable, radix-2, completely recursive discrete cosine transform algorithms DCT-I and DCT-III solely based on DCT-I, DCT-II, DCT-III, and DCT-IV having sparse and orthogonal factors. Error bounds for computing the completely recursive DCT-I, DCT-II, DCT-III, and DCT-IV algorithms having sparse and orthogonal factors are addressed. Signal flow graphs are demonstrated based on the completely recursive DCT-I, DCT-II, DCT-III, and DCT-IV algorithms having orthogonal factors. Finally image compression results are presented based on the recursive 2D DCT-II and DCT-IV algorithms for image size 512 by 512 pixels with transfer block sizes 8 by 8, 16 by 16, and 32 ...


Bringing Electricity To Alafiarou: The Solar Microgrid Project, Nicolas Metais, Jacob Leatherberry 2016 Santa Clara University

Bringing Electricity To Alafiarou: The Solar Microgrid Project, Nicolas Metais, Jacob Leatherberry

Electrical Engineering Senior Theses

Despite the great technological advancements and discoveries that have been made throughout the last century, 1.2 billion people still live without access to electricity, 95% of which live in Sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia.1 In this paper, we discuss how we designed and implemented a self-sustaining, affordable and highly replicable solar microgrid in order to accelerate the electrification of rural communities in the most environmentally conscious way possible. Our project focused on developing a microgrid for a small community of 10 households in rural Benin that previously had no access to electricity. We travelled to this village in ...


Transformative Role Of Photovoltaics In Phasing Out Alternating Current Based Grid By Local Dc Power Networks For Sustainable Global Economic Growth, Rajendra Singh, Amir A. Asif, Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy 2016 Clemson University

Transformative Role Of Photovoltaics In Phasing Out Alternating Current Based Grid By Local Dc Power Networks For Sustainable Global Economic Growth, Rajendra Singh, Amir A. Asif, Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy

Publications

For sustainable global economic growth, eradication of global energy poverty and addressing climate challenges, free fuel based solar and wind energy sources are the only viable solution for electricity generation. Due to inherent advantages, photovoltaics has emerged as the major source of electrical power. Local generation of direct current (DC) power by PV and the use of batteries for storing electrical power have the potential of transforming global electricity infrastructure to address the problems faced by alternating current (AC) based centralized power generation and long haul transmission and distribution.


Microphone Array, Aram Garibyan, Riley Stout 2016 Santa Clara University

Microphone Array, Aram Garibyan, Riley Stout

Electrical Engineering Senior Theses

Sound Localization is very useful for many real world applications, ranging from the military, to the fall detection of the elderly, to field biology. However, the purpose of our design was mainly a proof of concept. In this paper, we show the methods and algorithm we used to find a direction of arrival of a basic 1khz continuous sine wave. Our results show how a direction of sound can be calculated to a difficult yet condensed algorithm that was originally designed to triangulate cellular devices using cell towers. We have concluded that our margins of error have come from the ...


Reactive Power Compensation, Kimberly Meyers, Martin Prado 2016 Santa Clara University

Reactive Power Compensation, Kimberly Meyers, Martin Prado

Electrical Engineering Senior Theses

Reactive power compensation serves to increase the power factor of large industrial loads and increase the efficiency of power transmission. In doing so, reactive power compensation decreases overall energy consumption and has lasting economic and environmental impacts. This paper discusses a simulation to model power consumption in a multitude of different loads, which gives industrial consumers a solution to increase the power factor of their systems to a more desirable level. The MATLAB simulation that we built successfully calculates and displays how much energy can be saved and it shows how that energy can be saved. If physical implementations of ...


The Design, Fabrication And Characterization Of Integrated Photoconductive Antennas For On-Chip Terahertz Wave Radiation And Detection, Ruben Dario Velasquez Rios 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Design, Fabrication And Characterization Of Integrated Photoconductive Antennas For On-Chip Terahertz Wave Radiation And Detection, Ruben Dario Velasquez Rios

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Terahertz (THz) wave (between 0.1 and 10 THz) is attracting a lot of attention due to its unique properties that are favorable to various applications. These include non-ionizing radiation, better resolution than a microwave, unique spectral absorption, and an ability to propagate through many types of materials. It has been intensively researched in sensing and imaging technology for a wide range of applications in areas such as biology, pharmaceutical, food and drug control, medical science, and security screening. Driven by mostly scientific research interests, the majority of THz systems are more focused on system performance rather than system size ...


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