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Wideband Limiter Fits Sot-323 Pack, Chin-Leong Lim 2010 Avago Technologies, Malaysia

Wideband Limiter Fits Sot-323 Pack, Chin-Leong Lim

Chin-Leong Lim

Limiters protect wireless receiver front-ends from damage due to signal overload. The Schottky-PIN limiter is more protective than the self-biased PIN limiter because the former's limiting threshold is ~10 dB lower. Present implementation of the Schottky-PIN limiter use separate PIN and Schottky diodes. Additionally, some prior knowledge is necessary to select the correct PIN and Schottky diodes for limiter service. To miniaturize the limiter and to simplify the diode selection process, we combined a pair of limiter-optimized PIN and Schottky diodes into a compact and low-cost SOT-323 package. This paper describes the design, fabrication and experimental validation of the ...


Attaining Realistic Simulations Of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Derek J. Huber 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Attaining Realistic Simulations Of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Derek J. Huber

Theses and Dissertations

Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) are comprised of wireless systems that communicate without the assistance of centrally managed routers or base stations. MANET research and development has increased due to computing technologies offering smaller, faster, smarter, and more power efficient platforms to operate on. Largely the testing and evaluation of new and existing MANET protocols has resided in simulation environments. This is due in part to the complexities and expenses incurred when conducting real world tests. Many researchers have come to recognize that these current simulations tend to assume away critical components of the MANET domain. These assumptions are made either ...


Maximum-Likelihood Sequence Detector For Dynamic Mode High Density Probe Storage, Naveen Kumar, Pranav Agarwal, Aditya Ramamoorthy, Murti V. Salapaka 2010 Iowa State University

Maximum-Likelihood Sequence Detector For Dynamic Mode High Density Probe Storage, Naveen Kumar, Pranav Agarwal, Aditya Ramamoorthy, Murti V. Salapaka

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

There is an increasing need for high density data storage devices driven by the increased demand of consumer electronics. In this work, we consider a data storage system that operates by encoding information as topographic profiles on a polymer medium. A cantilever probe with a sharp tip (few nm radius) is used to create and sense the presence of topographic profiles, resulting in a density of few Tb per in.2. The prevalent mode of using the cantilever probe is the static mode that is harsh on the probe and the media. In this article, the high quality factor dynamic ...


5 Ghz Band Vehicle-To-Vehicle Channels: Models For Multiple Values Of Channel Bandwidth, Qiong Wu, David W. Matolak, Indranil Sen 2010 University of South Carolina - Columbia

5 Ghz Band Vehicle-To-Vehicle Channels: Models For Multiple Values Of Channel Bandwidth, Qiong Wu, David W. Matolak, Indranil Sen

Faculty Publications

In Sen and Matolak's earlier paper, 5-GHz-band vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) channel models were presented for channel bandwidths of 5 and 10 MHz. In this paper, we provide additional tapped delay line models for bandwidths of 1, 20, 33.33, and 50 MHz based upon the data used in Sen and Matolak's paper. We provide tables of channel parameters for five types of V2V channel classes and also include example tap correlation coefficients. Root-mean-square delay spread values are summarized, as are values of bandwidth for which the channel frequency correlation takes values of 0.7 and 0.5. As with ...


La Traducción Del Software De Mindbody Al Español, Molly Kathryn McFarland 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

La Traducción Del Software De Mindbody Al Español, Molly Kathryn Mcfarland

World Languages and Cultures

This project entails the translation of the business management software of MINDBODY to Spanish to facilitate international communication and commerce for the company. This translation is meant to better equip MINDBODY with the tools necessary to engage in bilingual international commerce. Translation of this software demo is intended to aid the company’s Spanish speaking clientele and prospective clients by breaking down many of the language barriers they currently face with the software in English, and also to promote the recognition of the growing need for bilingualism in the rapidly changing world, both within and outside the realm of business ...


Characterization Of The Rfx400 For Use In Software Defined Radio, Edward Adams 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Characterization Of The Rfx400 For Use In Software Defined Radio, Edward Adams

Computer Engineering

While software defined radio is an extremely flexible technology that is fairly rarely used, as a single purpose radio is much cheaper, it provides an excellent means of learning RF and communications skills through the lens of digital electronics, and it would behoove a Cal Poly student interested in these areas to take on a project in software defined radio. This project aims to lower the barrier to entry for future students to undertake such a project. The use of an up-converter/down-converter is documented for future students to interface with.


Circular Polarized Splatch Antenna, Cynthia Truong 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Circular Polarized Splatch Antenna, Cynthia Truong

Electrical Engineering

The Splatch Antenna combines excellent performance and cost-effectiveness into an antenna package that can be integrated. The goal of this project is to figure out how to connect two Splatch antennas to realize a Circular Polarized (CP) antenna. The advantage of CP versus linear polarization is that CP eliminates polarization mismatch losses caused by Faraday’s rotation.


Ofdm Simulation In Matlab, Paul Guanming Lin 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Ofdm Simulation In Matlab, Paul Guanming Lin

Electrical Engineering

The objective of this project is to demonstrate the concept and feasibility of an OFDM system, and investigate how its performance is changed by varying some of its major parameters. This objective is met by developing a MATLAB program to simulate a basic OFDM system. From the process of this development, the mechanism of an OFDM system can be studied; and with a completed MATLAB program, the characteristics of an OFDM system can be explored.


Micro Forest Fire Detection, John Cape 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Micro Forest Fire Detection, John Cape

Electrical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Touch Screen Sound Controller, James Fenley, Jonathan Law 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Touch Screen Sound Controller, James Fenley, Jonathan Law

Electrical Engineering

The Touch Screen Sound Controller sets out to explore the use of a touch screen as a sound control interface for the disk jockey profession. In addition, the project aims to provide an alternate means of transferring audio data by way of TCP/IP communications as opposed to MIDI. By applying our method, a user may stream pulse-code modulated data from a server onto a client’s RAM via an Ethernet connection. A 32bit, 200MHz ARM9 microprocessor addresses data from the RAM and proceeds with executing DSP instructions from the user. The connection between the touch screen and the central ...


Sign Language Glove, Nicholas Born 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Sign Language Glove, Nicholas Born

Electrical Engineering

Between 500,000 and 2 million Americans use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary language. As such, a device capable of translating those movements into text would be useful in many areas, such as teaching and the entertainment industry.

The goal of this project was to show that the creation of a glove device that takes in sign language letters, interprets them into the desired characters, and can input those characters into a computer is feasible. I chose to work on this project for many different reasons. One reason is many members of my family know sign language and ...


Fm Radio Receiver With Digital Demodulation, Nicholas Burnett 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Fm Radio Receiver With Digital Demodulation, Nicholas Burnett

Electrical Engineering

This paper reports on the design, construction, and testing of an FM receiver. The design is split into two portions, the analog FM front end and the digital demodulator. The job of the front end is to down convert the RF signal to a frequency that is low enough to sample with an analog to digital converter. The construction of the front end is done using what is known as “Ugly Construction.” That is, all the components are soldered together floating over a ground plane.

The second portion of the design is the demodulator. The phase lock loop method of ...


Maximum-Likelihood Sequence Detector For Dynamic Mode High Density Probe Storage, Naveen Kumar, Pranav Agarwal, Aditya Ramamoorthy, Murti V. Salapaka 2010 Iowa State University

Maximum-Likelihood Sequence Detector For Dynamic Mode High Density Probe Storage, Naveen Kumar, Pranav Agarwal, Aditya Ramamoorthy, Murti V. Salapaka

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

There is an increasing need for high density data storage devices driven by the increased demand of consumer electronics. In this work, we consider a data storage system that operates by encoding information as topographic profiles on a polymer medium. A cantilever probe with a sharp tip (few nm radius) is used to create and sense the presence of topographic profiles, resulting in a density of few Tb per in.2. The prevalent mode of using the cantilever probe is the static mode that is harsh on the probe and the media. In this article, the high quality factor dynamic ...


Modular Laser Combat System For Remotely Operated Vehicles: Bridging The Gap Between Computer Simulation And Live Fire, Thomas Edward Fulenwider 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Modular Laser Combat System For Remotely Operated Vehicles: Bridging The Gap Between Computer Simulation And Live Fire, Thomas Edward Fulenwider

Master's Theses

In the emerging industry of small unmanned vehicles, pioneered by small businesses and research institutions, a suitable combat system test platform is needed. Computer simulations are useful, but do not provide the definitive proof of effective operation necessary for deployment of a combat system. What is needed is an affordable simulated weapons system that enables live flight testing without the used of live weaponry.

A framework is developed here for the construction of a simulated weapon using Free Space Optical (FSO) infrared communication. It is developed in such a way to ensure compatibility with a variety of platforms including ground ...


A Constant Conduction Angle Biased Rf Power Amplifier For Improved Linearization In Class C Operation, Greg LaCaille 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Constant Conduction Angle Biased Rf Power Amplifier For Improved Linearization In Class C Operation, Greg Lacaille

Master's Theses

Class C power amplifiers offer higher efficiency than class B power amplifiers, but suffer from poor linearity. A feedback based biasing system to improve the linearity of a class C power amplifier is designed. A class B amplifier with a gain of 20 dB and 20 MHz bandwidth at 900 MHz acts as the launching point for the design. The biasing and output network of the class B power amplifier is modified to produce a class C amplifier at conduction angles of 180°, 162°, 126°, 90°, and 54°. A feedback based biasing system, which uses two matched and scaled down ...


Aperture Coupled Microstrip Antenna Design And Analysis, Michael Paul Civerolo 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Aperture Coupled Microstrip Antenna Design And Analysis, Michael Paul Civerolo

Master's Theses

A linearly-polarized aperture coupled patch antenna design is characterized and optimized using HFSS antenna simulation software. This thesis focuses on the aperture coupled patch antenna due to the lack of fabrication and tuning documentation for the design of this antenna and its usefulness in arrays and orthogonally polarized communications. The goal of this thesis is to explore dimension effects on aperture coupled antenna performance, to develop a design and tuning procedure, and to describe performance effects through electromagnetic principles.

Antenna parameters examined in this study include the dimensions and locations of the substrates, feed line, ground plane coupling slot, and ...


Negative Conductance Load Modulation Rf Power Amplifier, Cody R. Neslen 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Negative Conductance Load Modulation Rf Power Amplifier, Cody R. Neslen

Master's Theses

The number of mobile wireless devices on the market has increased substantially over the last decade. The frequency spectrum has become crowded due to the number of devices demanding radio traffic and new modulation schemes have been developed to accommodate the number of users. These new modulation schemes have caused very poor efficiencies in power amplifiers for wireless transmission systems due to high peak-to-average power ratios (PAPR). This thesis first presents the issue with classical power amplifiers in modern modulation systems. A brief overview of current attempts to mitigate this issue is provided. A new RF power amplifier topology is ...


A Pattern Reconfigurable Slot Antenna With Hybrid Feed, Matthias John, Max Ammann 2010 Technological University Dublin

A Pattern Reconfigurable Slot Antenna With Hybrid Feed, Matthias John, Max Ammann

Conference Papers

In this paper we investigate the design and operating principle of a pattern reconfigurable multi-mode slot antenna with a hybrid feed. The slot antenna is excited by an orthogonal arrangement of a co-planar waveguide (CPW) fed circular disc and a microstrip fed square patch. The design objective is to be able to change the direction of the main lobe by feeding the two orthogonal elements with different phases.


Compact Spiral Loaded Printed Monopole Antenna, Xiulong Bao, Max Ammann 2010 Technological University Dublin

Compact Spiral Loaded Printed Monopole Antenna, Xiulong Bao, Max Ammann

Conference Papers

A novel miniaturized printed monopole structure is proposed. The antenna comprises a printed monopole strip which is loaded by a spiral located on the rearside connected by a via. The inductive loading provided by the spiral enables considerable miniaturization of antenna. A parametric study of key dimensional parameters and groundplane are discussed.


Modeling The Dynamics Of Network Technology Adoption And The Role Of Converters, Soumya Sen, Youngmi Jin, Roch A. Guérin, Kartik Hosanagar 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Modeling The Dynamics Of Network Technology Adoption And The Role Of Converters, Soumya Sen, Youngmi Jin, Roch A. Guérin, Kartik Hosanagar

Departmental Papers (ESE)

New network technologies constantly seek to displace incumbents. Their success depends on technological superiority, the size of the incumbent’s installed base, users’ adoption behaviors, and various other factors. The goal of this paper is to develop an understanding of competition between network technologies, and identify the extent to which different factors, in particular converters (a.k.a. gateways), affect the outcome. Converters can help entrants overcome the influence of the incumbent’s installed base by enabling cross-technology interoperability. However, they have development, deployment, and operations costs, and can introduce performance degradations and functionality limitations, so that if, when, why ...


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