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Characterization Of An Implicitly Resistively-Loaded Monopole Antenna In Lossy Liquid Media, Colleen J. Fox, Paul M. Meaney, Fridon Shubitidze, Lincoln Potwin, Keith D. Paulsen 2010 Dartmouth College

Characterization Of An Implicitly Resistively-Loaded Monopole Antenna In Lossy Liquid Media, Colleen J. Fox, Paul M. Meaney, Fridon Shubitidze, Lincoln Potwin, Keith D. Paulsen

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship

Abstract

Microwave tomographic imaging of the breast for cancer detection is a topic of considerable interest because of the potential to exploit the apparent high-dielectric property contrast between normal and malignant tissue. An important component in the realization of an imaging system is the antenna array to be used for signal transmission/detection. The monopole antenna has proven to be useful in our implementation because it can be easily and accurately modeled and can be positioned in close proximity to the imaging target with high-element density when configured in an imaging array. Its frequency response is broadened considerably when radiating ...


Single-Ended-To-Differential And Differential-To-Differential Channel-Select Filters Based On Piezoelectric Aln Contour-Mode Mems Resonators For Multi-Frequency Reconfigurable Rf Transceivers, Chengjie Zuo 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Single-Ended-To-Differential And Differential-To-Differential Channel-Select Filters Based On Piezoelectric Aln Contour-Mode Mems Resonators For Multi-Frequency Reconfigurable Rf Transceivers, Chengjie Zuo

Departmental Papers (ESE)

No abstract provided.


Ultra-Thin-Film Aln Contour-Mode Resonators For Sensing Applications, Matteo Rinaldi, Chiara Zuniga, Gianluca Piazza 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ultra-Thin-Film Aln Contour-Mode Resonators For Sensing Applications, Matteo Rinaldi, Chiara Zuniga, Gianluca Piazza

Departmental Papers (ESE)

This paper reports on the design and experimental verification of a new class of ultra-thin-film (250 nm) aluminum nitride (AlN) microelectromechanical system (MEMS) contour mode resonators (CMRs) suitable for the fabrication of ultra-sensitive gravimetric sensors. The device thickness was opportunely scaled in order to increase the mass sensitivity, while keeping a constant frequency of operation. In this first demonstration the resonance frequency of the device was set to 178 MHz and a mass sensitivity as high as 38.96 KHz⋅μm2/fg was attained. This device demonstrates the unique capability of the CMR-S technology to decouple resonance frequency from mass ...


Embedded Virtual Machines For Robust Wireless Control And Actuation, Miroslav Pajic, Rahul Mangharam 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Embedded Virtual Machines For Robust Wireless Control And Actuation, Miroslav Pajic, Rahul Mangharam

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Embedded wireless networks have largely focused on open-loop sensing and monitoring. To address actuation in closed-loop wireless control systems there is a strong need to re-think the communication architectures and protocols for reliability, coordination and control. As the links, nodes and topology of wireless systems are inherently unreliable, such time-critical and safety-critical applications require programming abstractions and runtime systems where the tasks are assigned to the sensors, actuators and controllers as a single component rather than statically mapping a set of tasks to a specific physical node at design time. To this end, we introduce the Embedded Virtual Machine (EVM ...


Optical Limiting Study Of Double Wall Carbon Nanotube-Fullerene Hybrids, Kang-Shyang Liao, Jun Wang, Daniel Fruchtl, Nigel Alley, Enrico Andreoli, Eoghan Dillon, Andrew Barron, Hansoo Kim, Hugh Byrne, Werner Blau, Seamus Curran 2010 University of Houston

Optical Limiting Study Of Double Wall Carbon Nanotube-Fullerene Hybrids, Kang-Shyang Liao, Jun Wang, Daniel Fruchtl, Nigel Alley, Enrico Andreoli, Eoghan Dillon, Andrew Barron, Hansoo Kim, Hugh Byrne, Werner Blau, Seamus Curran

Articles

In order to merge complementary temporal and spatial nonlinear optical characteristics of Fullerene and carbon nanotubes, synthesis of double wall carbon nanotube-Fullerene hybrid was performed by covalently linking DWNT and C60 by amination reaction with polyethylenimine. DWNT-Fullerene hybrids were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, UV-vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Optical limiting performance of DWNT-Fullerene hybrids is superior to those of Fullerenes and SWNTs at the same level (~ 80%) of transmission. Whereas nonlinear scattering is an evident mechanism, reverse saturable absorption from Fullerene moieties has significant contribution. Charge transfer between the DWNT and Fullerene moieties may play an important role of ...


Recent Advances In High Density Area Array Interconnect Bonding For 3d Integration, J. M. Lannon, J., C. Gregory, M. Lueck, A. Huffman, D. Temple, Amy J. Moll, William B. Knowlton 2010 RTI International

Recent Advances In High Density Area Array Interconnect Bonding For 3d Integration, J. M. Lannon, J., C. Gregory, M. Lueck, A. Huffman, D. Temple, Amy J. Moll, William B. Knowlton

Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

The demand for more complex and multifunctional micro systems with enhanced performance characteristics for military applications is driving the electronics industry toward the use of best-of-breed materials and device technologies. Threedimensional (3-D) integration provides a way to build complex microsystems through bonding and interconnection of individually optimized device layers without compromising system performance and fabrication yield. Bonding of device layers can be achieved through polymer bonding or metal-metal interconnect bonding with a number of metalmetal systems. RTI has been investigating and characterizing Cu-Cu and CulSn-Cu processes for high density area array imaging applications, demonstrating high yield bonding between sub-I5 11m ...


Point-Of-Contact, Dna-Based Amplifier For Detecting Cancer-Related Micro-Rna In Blood Serum, Elton Graugnard, Amber Cox, Jeunghoon Lee, Cheryl Jorcyk, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes 2010 Boise State University

Point-Of-Contact, Dna-Based Amplifier For Detecting Cancer-Related Micro-Rna In Blood Serum, Elton Graugnard, Amber Cox, Jeunghoon Lee, Cheryl Jorcyk, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes

Elton Graugnard

No abstract provided.


Managing Media Rich Geo-Spatial Annotations For A Map-Based Mobile Application Using Clustering, Khasfariyati RAZIKIN, Dion Hoe-Lian GOH, Ee Peng LIM, Aixin SUN, Yin-Leng THENG, Thi Nhu Quynh KIM, Kalyani CHATTERJEA, Chew-Hung CHANG 2010 Nanyang Technological University

Managing Media Rich Geo-Spatial Annotations For A Map-Based Mobile Application Using Clustering, Khasfariyati Razikin, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Ee Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Yin-Leng Theng, Thi Nhu Quynh Kim, Kalyani Chatterjea, Chew-Hung Chang

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

With the prevalence of mobile devices that are equipped with wireless Internet capabilities and Global Positioning System (GPS) functionality, the creation and access of user-generated content are extended to users on the go. Such content are tied to real world objects, in the form of geospatial annotations, and it is only natural that these annotations are visualized using a map-based approach. However, viewing maps that are filled with annotations could hinder the serendipitous discovery of data, especially on the small screens of mobile devices. This calls for a need to manage the annotations. In this paper, we introduce a mobile ...


Continuous Spatial Assignment Of Moving Users, Hou U LEONG, Kyriakos MOURATIDIS, Nikos MAMOULIS 2010 University of Hong Kong

Continuous Spatial Assignment Of Moving Users, Hou U Leong, Kyriakos Mouratidis, Nikos Mamoulis

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Consider a set of servers and a set of users, where each server has a coverage region (i.e., an area of service) and a capacity (i.e., a maximum number of users it can serve). Our task is to assign every user to one server subject to the coverage and capacity constraints. To offer the highest quality of service, we wish to minimize the average distance between users and their assigned server. This is an instance of a well-studied problem in operations research, termed optimal assignment. Even though there exist several solutions for the static case (where user locations ...


Assessing The V2-F Turbulence Models For Circulation Control Applications, Travis M. Storm 2010 California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Assessing The V2-F Turbulence Models For Circulation Control Applications, Travis M. Storm

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In recent years, airports have experienced increasing airport congestion, partially due to the hub-and-spoke model on which airline operations are based. Current airline operations utilize large airports, focusing traffic to a small number of airports. One way to relieve such congestion is to transition to a more accessible and efficient point-to-point operation, which utilizes a large web of smaller airports. This expansion to regional airports propagates the need for next-generation low-noise aircraft with short take-off and landing capabilities. NASA has attacked this problem with a high-lift, low-noise concept dubbed the Cruise Efficient Short Take-Off and Landing (CESTOL) aircraft. The goal ...


Flight Physician - April, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association 2010 Wright State University

Flight Physician - April, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association

Browse all Civil Aviation Medical Association Newsletters

A twelve page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.


Projected Costs Of A Grid-Connected Domestic Pv System Under Different Scenarios In Ireland, Using Measured Data From A Trial Installation, Lacour Ayompe, Aidan Duffy, Sarah McCormack, Michael Conlon 2010 Technological University Dublin

Projected Costs Of A Grid-Connected Domestic Pv System Under Different Scenarios In Ireland, Using Measured Data From A Trial Installation, Lacour Ayompe, Aidan Duffy, Sarah Mccormack, Michael Conlon

Articles

This paper presents results of a study of projected costs for a grid-connected PV system for domestic application in Ireland. The study is based on results from a 1.72kWpPV system installed on a flat rooftop in Dublin, Ireland. During its first year of operation a total of 885.1kWh/kWp of electricity was generated with a performance ratio of 81.5%. The scenarios employed in this study consider: a range of capital costs; cost dynamics based on a PV module learning rate of 2+/-75%; projections for global annual installed PV capacity under an advanced and moderate market growth ...


Meshscan: A Fast And Efficient Handoff Scheme For Ieee 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks, Yin Chen 2010 Technological University Dublin

Meshscan: A Fast And Efficient Handoff Scheme For Ieee 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks, Yin Chen

Masters

As a next generation network solution, Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) provides fast Internet access to a large area, which is from university campus to city scale. In order to provide an uninterrupted Internet experience to a mobile client, a process called handoff is required to maintain the network connection from one Mesh Node (MN) to another MN. Ideally, handoff should be completely transparent to mobile users. A critical application like VoIP will require a handoff capability that transfers a call from one mesh node (MN) to another in less than 50 msec. However the current IEEE 802.11 standards do ...


Flexible 3d Shape Measurement Using Projector Defocusing: Extended Measurement Range, Song Zhang 2010 Iowa State University

Flexible 3d Shape Measurement Using Projector Defocusing: Extended Measurement Range, Song Zhang

Mechanical Engineering Publications

A recently proposed flexible 3D shape measurement technique using a defocused projector [ Opt. Lett. 34, 3080 (2009) ] shows great potential because of its elimination of projector’s gamma calibration. However, it cannot handle step-height surfaces. I present here a technique to extend its measurement range to an arbitrary shape by integrating a binary coding method. A computational framework is also proposed to tackle the problems related to the defocusing.


Improved Algorithm For Estimation Of Attenuation Along Propagation Path Using Backscattered Echoes From Multiple Sources, Timothy A. Bigelow 2010 Iowa State University

Improved Algorithm For Estimation Of Attenuation Along Propagation Path Using Backscattered Echoes From Multiple Sources, Timothy A. Bigelow

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Accurately determining the attenuation along the propagation path leading to a region of interest could significantly improve diagnostic ultrasound tissue characterization since tissue characterization requires exact compensation for the frequency-dependent attenuation along the propagation path. In a previous study (JASA, 124:1367, 2008), it was shown that the total attenuation can be determined by using the backscattered echoes from multiple sources. The preliminary computer simulation results, had an average error between −0.3 and +0.2 dB/MHz for the cases tested with a trend towards increasing error with increasing correlation length (i.e., characteristic size of the tissue microstructure ...


Estimating The Total Ultrasound Attenuation Along The Propagation Path By Applying Multiple Filters To Backscattered Echoes From A Single Spherically Focused Source, Timothy A. Bigelow 2010 Iowa State University

Estimating The Total Ultrasound Attenuation Along The Propagation Path By Applying Multiple Filters To Backscattered Echoes From A Single Spherically Focused Source, Timothy A. Bigelow

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Quantifying the correlation length of the tissue microstructure has shown potential for differentiating between benign and malignant tumors. To implement these advances in the clinic, the total frequency-dependent attenuation along the propagation path must be determined on a patient specific basis. Previously, an algorithm was developed to estimate this attenuation using echoes from multiple sources. In this study, the developed algorithm was extended to echoes from a single source by filtering the echoed signal into multiple frequency bands. This step was needed because it would be challenging to scan exactly the same tissue region using multiple sources in the clinic ...


Reconfigurable Antenna With Elevation And Azimuth Beam Switching, S. Shynu, Max Ammann 2010 Technological University Dublin

Reconfigurable Antenna With Elevation And Azimuth Beam Switching, S. Shynu, Max Ammann

Articles

A reconfigurable microstrip antenna is proposed for low-cost adaptive beam-switching applications. A small patch-slot-ring structure is used as the radiating element where an asymmetrical arrangement of p-i-n diodes is employed to switch the pattern in four directions. The antenna provides pattern switching of 65° and 45° in its fundamental mode for the elevation and azimuth planes, respectively. By maintaining the resonant frequency and beamwidth as relatively constant, beam switching is realized using a single feed point.


Marine Current Energy Devices: Current Status And Possible Future Applications In Ireland, Fergal O'Rourke, Fergal Boyle, Anthony Reynolds 2010 Technological University Dublin

Marine Current Energy Devices: Current Status And Possible Future Applications In Ireland, Fergal O'Rourke, Fergal Boyle, Anthony Reynolds

Articles

There is a growing demand for the use of renewable energy technologies to generate electricity due to concerns over climate change. The oceans provide a huge potential resource of energy. Energy extraction using marine current energy devices (MCEDs) offers a sustainable alternative to conventional sources and a predictable alternative to other renewable energy technologies. A MCED utilises the kinetic energy of the tides as opposed to the potential energy which is utilised by a tidal barrage. Over the past decade MCEDs have become an increasingly popular method of energy extraction. However, marine current energy technology is still not economically viable ...


High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks: A Fast-Track Implementation Study Volume 2: Materials, Mateusz Radlinski, Jan Olek 2010 Purdue University

High-Performance Concrete Bridge Decks: A Fast-Track Implementation Study Volume 2: Materials, Mateusz Radlinski, Jan Olek

JTRP Technical Reports

The purpose of this research was to examine the applicability of ternary binder systems containing ordinary portland cement (OPC), class C fly ash (FA) and silica fume (SF) for bridge deck concrete. This was accomplished in two parts, the laboratory part and a field application part.

During the laboratory studies, four ternary mixtures, each containing either 20% or 30% FA and either 5% or 7% SF were subjected to four different curing regimes (air drying, 7 days curing compound application and 3 or 7 days wet burlap curing). In general, all four ternary mixtures exhibited very good water and chloride ...


Use Of Dynamic Cone Penetration And Clegg Hammer Tests For Quality Control Of Roadway Compaction And Construction, Hobi Kim, Monica Prezzi, Rodrigo Salgado 2010 Purdue University

Use Of Dynamic Cone Penetration And Clegg Hammer Tests For Quality Control Of Roadway Compaction And Construction, Hobi Kim, Monica Prezzi, Rodrigo Salgado

JTRP Technical Reports

Soil compaction quality control presently relies on the determination of the in-place compacted dry unit weight, which is then compared with the maximum dry unit weight obtained from a laboratory compaction test. INDOT requires that the in-place dry unit weight for compacted soil be over 95% of the laboratory maximum dry unit weight. In order to determine the in-place dry unit weight, INDOT engineers generally use nuclear gauges, which are hazardous and also costly because of the required safety precautions. Thus, several alternative tests such as the Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) and the Clegg Hammer Test (CHT) were introduced ...


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