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2002

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Development Of An Open Architecture Motion Control System, Peng Chen Jul 2002

Development Of An Open Architecture Motion Control System, Peng Chen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A multipurpose open architecture motion control system was developed with three platforms for control and monitoring. The Visual Basic user interface communicated with the operator and gave instructions to the electronic components. The first platform had a BASIC Stamp based controller and three stepping motors. The second platform had a controller, amplifiers and two DC servomotors. The third platform had a DSP module. In this study, each platform was used on machine tools either to move the table or to evaluate the incoming signal. The study indicated that by using advanced microcontrollers, which use high-level languages, motor controllers, DSPs (Digital ...


Embedded Heat Speaders In Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic Substrates, Guangnan Deng Apr 2002

Embedded Heat Speaders In Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic Substrates, Guangnan Deng

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A new heat spreader that operates on a principle similar to heat pipes has been developed in Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic (LTCC) substrate. The heat spreader use sintered metal powder as the wick structure and water as the working fluid. Key topics related to the fabrication of embedded heat spreaders in LTCC substrate were studied. The conventional LTCC procedure has been improved to suit the requirement of heat spreader. A novel sintered porous silver powder has been developed to provide high capillary pressure and permeability for the wick structure. The maximum mass transport rate of the wick was about 0 ...