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Heel Down And Toe-Off Time Measured With Ultrasonic Doppler System And Force Plate Sensor, Sabin Timsina 2020 University of Mississippi

Heel Down And Toe-Off Time Measured With Ultrasonic Doppler System And Force Plate Sensor, Sabin Timsina

Honors Theses

Collie Box is a medical device that measures the gait parameters of the person walk- ing in front of it. This device uses the Ultrasonic Doppler system to extract the heel-contact and toe-off times of a person walking within the range of 2-10 meters. These times are used to determine the leg’s swing phase and double stance times. The ultrasonic transducer of 10mm diameter is driven at 40kHz. At the time of the heel-contact and toe-off, foot velocity is zero while the torso part of the human body is still in motion. The wide directivity of 10mm diameter ultrasonic ...


Zenneck Waves In Decision Agriculture: An Empirical Verification And Application In Em-Based Underground Wireless Power Transfer, Usman Raza, Abdul Salam 2020 Purdue University

Zenneck Waves In Decision Agriculture: An Empirical Verification And Application In Em-Based Underground Wireless Power Transfer, Usman Raza, Abdul Salam

Faculty Publications

In this article, the results of experiments for the observation of Zenneck surface waves in sub GHz frequency range using dipole antennas are presented. Experiments are conducted over three different soils for communications distances of up to 1 m. This empirical analysis confirms the existence of Zenneck waves over the soil surface. Through the power delay profile (PDP) analysis, it has been shown that other subsurface components exhibit rapid decay as compared to the Zenneck waves. A potential application of the Zenneck waves for energy transmission in the area of decision agriculture is explored. Accordingly, a novel wireless through-the-soil power ...


Development And Test Of High Temperature Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensors, Armando E. Ayes Moncada 2020 University of Maine

Development And Test Of High Temperature Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensors, Armando E. Ayes Moncada

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The demand for sensors in hostile environments, such as power plant environments, exhaust systems and high-temperature metallurgy environments, has risen over the past decades in a continuous attempt to increase process control, improve energy and process efficiency in production, reduce operational and maintenance costs, increase safety, and perform condition-based maintenance in equipment and structures operating in high-temperature, harsh-environment conditions. The increased reliability, improved performance, and development of new sensors and networks with a multitude of components, especially wireless networks, are the target for operation in harsh environments. Gas sensors, in particular hydrogen gas sensors, operating above 200°C are required ...


Development And Upgrade Of A Laser Cooling And Trapping System Of Ultracold Potassium Atoms, Bennett Atwater 2020 William & Mary

Development And Upgrade Of A Laser Cooling And Trapping System Of Ultracold Potassium Atoms, Bennett Atwater

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis describes work to improve the apparatus that cools and loads potassium atoms onto the atom chip. This work consists of two main thrusts: a laser trap translator to help cool and load atoms onto the atom chip and a temperature stabilization system for the lasers that are used to laser cool potassium atoms. The current iteration of the beam translator has the ability to vertically translate a beam ±4.5 mm relative to its incident height. The translator has been shown to not alter the spatial profile of the beam through interference or obstruction. The translator’s rotation ...


Design And Verification Of Search Coil Inductance For Pulse Induction Metal Detection, David Desrochers 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Design And Verification Of Search Coil Inductance For Pulse Induction Metal Detection, David Desrochers

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

As violent attacks have increased at different venues such as schools, the need for affordable and effective metallic weapon detection has increased. Probing and scanning detection wands are the most common seen in use by guards. This project seeks to combine both probing and scanning coils into one pulse induction metal detector. The use of one drive circuit for both LC coil tank circuits further economizes the system. ANSYS Maxwell electromagnetic simulations are used to develop the geometries needed for sensitive metal detection. Analytical, simulation, and experimental methods are used to first verify the design flow for solenoid inductors. These ...


Methods Of High-Fidelity, High-Efficiency Class-D Audio Amplification, Kaleb Kassaw 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Methods Of High-Fidelity, High-Efficiency Class-D Audio Amplification, Kaleb Kassaw

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

Gallium nitride-based field effect transistors (FETs) have opened a path for full-frequency-range class-D audio amplifiers with low distortion and noise, thanks to their ability to switch at much higher frequencies than that of the upper range of human hearing. Compared to traditional silicon-based transistors, GaN-based transistors offer superior efficiencies, particularly at power levels below their maxima. Paired with an analog-to-digital converter, digital signal processor, and pulse-code modulation to pulse-width modulation converter, these transistors are used to design and implement a solid-state amplifier capable of generating 100 watts of output through speakers with an impedance of 8 ohms using a 1-volt ...


Smart Textiles As The Digital Interface Of The Future, Audra Beneux 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Smart Textiles As The Digital Interface Of The Future, Audra Beneux

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

The growing field of smart textiles could change everyday life, adding an element of interactivity to commonly used items such as clothing and furniture. Smart textiles measure then respond to external stimuli. For scalability in the future, smart textiles must be produced using conventional textile manufacturing craftsmanship. The resulting textile must be durable and comfortable while retaining electrical capabilities. Smart textiles can be fabricating through embroidery, weaving, and knitting using conductive threads. Electronics can also be printed onto textiles. Researchers are also creating higher-order electronics, such as the transistor, on the fiber-level to make the technology in smart textiles as ...


Research Tools And Their Uses For Determining The Thermal Inactivation Kinetics Of Salmonella In Low-Moisture Foods, Soon Kiat Lau 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Tools And Their Uses For Determining The Thermal Inactivation Kinetics Of Salmonella In Low-Moisture Foods, Soon Kiat Lau

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research in Food Science and Technology

The reputation of low-moisture foods as safe foods has been crumbling over the past decade due to repeated involvement in foodborne illness outbreaks. Although various pasteurization technologies exist, a majority are thermal processes and have not been well-characterized for pasteurizing low-moisture foods. In addition, the nature of a low-moisture food matrix introduces various experimental complications that are not encountered in high-moisture foods. In this dissertation, the development, building instructions, and characterization of various open source tools for studying the inactivation kinetics of microorganisms in low-moisture foods are described. The first tool is the TDT Sandwich, a dry heating device for ...


Spectrum Modeling Of Out-Of-Band Intermodulation For Dual-Band Rf Amplifiers In Ofdm Modulation, Xianzhen Yang, Siyuan Yan, Xiao Li, Qiang Wu, Fu Li 2020 Portland State University

Spectrum Modeling Of Out-Of-Band Intermodulation For Dual-Band Rf Amplifiers In Ofdm Modulation, Xianzhen Yang, Siyuan Yan, Xiao Li, Qiang Wu, Fu Li

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

Dual-band RF amplifiers play increasingly important roles in next-generation mobile communication systems including 5G, and the out-of-band intermodulation products are often not negligible since they generate interference to adjacent channels. In this article, following our previous modeling of cross-modulation for amplified dual-band signals, an analytical expression of out-of-band intermodulation for dual-band orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing signals is derived using the third-order intercept points IP3. The experimental measurement results validate the proposed analytical expression.


On-Site And External Energy Harvesting In Underground Wireless, Usman Raza, Abdul Salam 2020 Purdue University

On-Site And External Energy Harvesting In Underground Wireless, Usman Raza, Abdul Salam

Faculty Publications

Energy efficiency is vital for uninterrupted long-term operation of wireless underground communication nodes in the field of decision agriculture. In this paper, energy harvesting and wireless power transfer techniques are discussed with applications in underground wireless communications (UWC). Various external wireless power transfer techniques are explored. Moreover, key energy harvesting technologies are presented that utilize available energy sources in the field such as vibration, solar, and wind. In this regard, the Electromagnetic(EM)- and Magnetic Induction(MI)-based approaches are explained. Furthermore, the vibration-based energy harvesting models are reviewed as well. These energy harvesting approaches lead to design of an ...


Olivet Robotics, Caroline Orndorff, Allann Davidson, Jared Haworth, Nicholas Mills 2020 Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Robotics, Caroline Orndorff, Allann Davidson, Jared Haworth, Nicholas Mills

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The VEX Robotics Competition is a challenging event series for elementary to university students. Each year, VEX creates thought provoking games with goals that must be accomplished via robotics. The question ONU Robotics Team must answer is “how can one create the most effective strategies in order to win?” during the 2019-2020 Tower Takeover Game. The ONU Robotics Senior Design Team (ORSeT) will work to answer this question with principles from Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. ORSeT will use this opportunity to not only create a winning robot, but also to challenge team members’ creative abilities and engineering ...


Characterization And Sensitivity Analysis Of 6 Meter Cassegrain Antenna, James L. Harris 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Characterization And Sensitivity Analysis Of 6 Meter Cassegrain Antenna, James L. Harris

Theses and Dissertations

This paper will characterize a 6 meter in diameter cassegrain antenna. The cassegrain antenna is a special form of a dual reflector antenna which uses a main reflector following a parabolic curve and a sub reflector which follows a hyperbolic curve. Cassegrain style antennas have multiple parameters which can be tuned to achieve specific design goals. Performing a sensitivity analysis will establish relationships between design parameters, directivity, side lobe levels, and effects of strut geometry. The initial design parameters will be assumed based on typical values. Results from the sensitivity analysis will be used to provide a performance band for ...


Near Real-Time Zigbee Device Discrimination Using Cb-Dna Features, Yousuke Z. Matsui 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Near Real-Time Zigbee Device Discrimination Using Cb-Dna Features, Yousuke Z. Matsui

Theses and Dissertations

Currently, Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPAN) based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.15.4 standard are at risk due to open-source tools which allow bad actors to exploit unauthorized network access through various cyberattacks by falsifying bit-level credentials. This research investigates implementing a Radio Frequency (RF) air monitor to perform Near RealTime (NRT) discrimination of Zigbee devices using the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. The air monitor employed a Multiple Discriminant Analysis/Euclidean Distance classifier to discriminate Zigbee devices based upon Constellation-Based Distinct Native Attribute (CB-DNA) fingerprints. Through the use of CB-DNA fingerprints, Physical ...


A Non-Destructive Evaluation Application Using Software Defined Radios And Bandwidth Expansion, Nicholas J. O'Brien 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

A Non-Destructive Evaluation Application Using Software Defined Radios And Bandwidth Expansion, Nicholas J. O'Brien

Theses and Dissertations

The development of low-complexity, lightweight and low-cost Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) equipment for microwave device testing is desirable from a maintenance efficiency and operational availability perspective. Current NDE equipment tends to be custom-designed, cumbersome and expensive. Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, and a bandwidth expansion technique that exploits a priori transmit signal knowledge and auto-correlation provides a solution. This research investigated the reconstruction of simultaneous SDR receiver instantaneous bandwidth (sub-band) collections using single, dual and multiple SDR receivers. The adjacent sub-bands, collectively spanning a transmit signal bandwidth were auto-correlated with a replica transmit signal to restore frequency and phase offsets. The ...


Syllabus Ee330 Electromagnetics, Nicholas Madamopoulos 2020 CUNY City College

Syllabus Ee330 Electromagnetics, Nicholas Madamopoulos

Open Educational Resources

Concepts covered in the undergraduate electrical engineering class of electromagnetics


Neca Ghana Project, Michael T. Klee 2020 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Neca Ghana Project, Michael T. Klee

Construction Management

Cal Poly’s motto is, “Learn by Doing" and for Cal Poly’s NECA Chapter, this isn’t simply a motto, but a directive for proactive change. For my senior project I will be leading the Cal Poly NECA chapter in the design, pre- fabrication and construction of a 5-7kw solar array, community center, ice production room and technology room in the remote fishing village of Agbokpa, Ghana. The solar array will power multiple industrial DC freezers, high efficiency LED lighting and charging stations while additionally powering water filtration and irrigation systems. Like many other fishing villages around the world ...


Development Of A Drone-Mounted Wireless Attack Platform, Nathan V. Barker 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Development Of A Drone-Mounted Wireless Attack Platform, Nathan V. Barker

Theses and Dissertations

The commercial drone market has grown rapidly due to the increasing utility and capabilities of drones. This new found popularity has made it possible for inexpensive drones capable of impressive carry capacities and flight times to reach the consumer market. These new features also offer an invaluable resource to wireless hackers. Capitalizing on their mobility, a wireless hacker can equip a drone with hacking tools to surpass physical security (e.g. fences) with relative ease and reach wireless networks. This research seeks to experimentally evaluate the ability of a drone-mounted wireless attack platform equipped with a directional antenna to conduct ...


Advanced Hardware And Software Approach To Seismic Site Response Investigations, Aleksandar Dimitrov Mihaylov 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Advanced Hardware And Software Approach To Seismic Site Response Investigations, Aleksandar Dimitrov Mihaylov

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Vibration measurement is an essential aspect of modern geotechnical engineering. It is particularly vital task for measuring the dynamic soil parameters, estimating seismic hazards and evaluating influence of industrial, traffic and construction vibrations on the surrounding buildings, structures and their elements. Meanwhile, commercial exploration seismic stations and data acquisition systems require significant professional knowledge and training in geophysics or vibration measurement, as well as practical skills and experience in adjusting data acquisition parameters. Furthermore, available seismological investigation and vibrometry sensors are not universally suitable for field applications in geophysical studies, soil-structure interaction investigations or structural vibrations. The frequency range suitable ...


Residential Thermal Storage And Cooling, Joao Marcelo Rocha Belmonte, Jacob Anderson, Andrew Clarke, Daphne Forester, Bianca Hardtke, Josh Hartman, Marc D. Compere 2020 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Residential Thermal Storage And Cooling, Joao Marcelo Rocha Belmonte, Jacob Anderson, Andrew Clarke, Daphne Forester, Bianca Hardtke, Josh Hartman, Marc D. Compere

Sustainability Conference

No abstract provided.


Metodología Para La Planificación De Una Red De Media Tensión Considerando El Índice Aens, Adriana Marcela Molano Gómez 2020 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Metodología Para La Planificación De Una Red De Media Tensión Considerando El Índice Aens, Adriana Marcela Molano Gómez

Ingeniería Eléctrica

No abstract provided.


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