An Integrated Magnetic Circuit Model and Finite Element Model Approach to Magnetic Bearing Design
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Provenza, Andrew J.; Kenny, Andrew; Palazzolo, Alan B.
2003-01-01
A code for designing magnetic bearings is described. The code generates curves from magnetic circuit equations relating important bearing performance parameters. Bearing parameters selected from the curves by a designer to meet the requirements of a particular application are input directly by the code into a three-dimensional finite element analysis preprocessor. This means that a three-dimensional computer model of the bearing being developed is immediately available for viewing. The finite element model solution can be used to show areas of magnetic saturation and make more accurate predictions of the bearing load capacity, current stiffness, position stiffness, and inductance than the magnetic circuit equations did at the start of the design process. In summary, the code combines one-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling methods for designing magnetic bearings.
Magnetic Circuit Model of PM Motor-Generator to Predict Radial Forces
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
McLallin, Kerry (Technical Monitor); Kascak, Peter E.; Dever, Timothy P.; Jansen, Ralph H.
2004-01-01
A magnetic circuit model is developed for a PM motor for flywheel applications. A sample motor is designed and modeled. Motor configuration and selection of materials is discussed, and the choice of winding configuration is described. A magnetic circuit model is described, which includes the stator back iron, rotor yoke, permanent magnets, air gaps and the stator teeth. Iterative solution of this model yields flux linkages, back EMF, torque, power, and radial force at the rotor caused by eccentricity. Calculated radial forces are then used to determine motor negative stiffness.
Electrically detected magnetic resonance modeling and fitting: An equivalent circuit approach
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Leite, D. M. G.; Batagin-Neto, A.; Nunes-Neto, O.; Gómez, J. A.; Graeff, C. F. O.
2014-01-01
The physics of electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR) quadrature spectra is investigated. An equivalent circuit model is proposed in order to retrieve crucial information in a variety of different situations. This model allows the discrimination and determination of spectroscopic parameters associated to distinct resonant spin lines responsible for the total signal. The model considers not just the electrical response of the sample but also features of the measuring circuit and their influence on the resulting spectral lines. As a consequence, from our model, it is possible to separate different regimes, which depend basically on the modulation frequency and the RC constant of the circuit. In what is called the high frequency regime, it is shown that the sign of the signal can be determined. Recent EDMR spectra from Alq3 based organic light emitting diodes, as well as from a-Si:H reported in the literature, were successfully fitted by the model. Accurate values of g-factor and linewidth of the resonant lines were obtained.
Electrically detected magnetic resonance modeling and fitting: An equivalent circuit approach
Leite, D. M. G.; Batagin-Neto, A.; Nunes-Neto, O.; Gómez, J. A.; Graeff, C. F. O.
2014-01-21
The physics of electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR) quadrature spectra is investigated. An equivalent circuit model is proposed in order to retrieve crucial information in a variety of different situations. This model allows the discrimination and determination of spectroscopic parameters associated to distinct resonant spin lines responsible for the total signal. The model considers not just the electrical response of the sample but also features of the measuring circuit and their influence on the resulting spectral lines. As a consequence, from our model, it is possible to separate different regimes, which depend basically on the modulation frequency and the RC constant of the circuit. In what is called the high frequency regime, it is shown that the sign of the signal can be determined. Recent EDMR spectra from Alq{sub 3} based organic light emitting diodes, as well as from a-Si:H reported in the literature, were successfully fitted by the model. Accurate values of g-factor and linewidth of the resonant lines were obtained.
Magnetic compression laser driving circuit
Ball, D.G.; Birx, D.; Cook, E.G.
1993-01-05
A magnetic compression laser driving circuit is disclosed. The magnetic compression laser driving circuit compresses voltage pulses in the range of 1.5 microseconds at 20 kilovolts of amplitude to pulses in the range of 40 nanoseconds and 60 kilovolts of amplitude. The magnetic compression laser driving circuit includes a multi-stage magnetic switch where the last stage includes a switch having at least two turns which has larger saturated inductance with less core material so that the efficiency of the circuit and hence the laser is increased.
Magnetic compression laser driving circuit
Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA); Birx, Dan (Brentwood, CA); Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA)
1993-01-01
A magnetic compression laser driving circuit is disclosed. The magnetic compression laser driving circuit compresses voltage pulses in the range of 1.5 microseconds at 20 Kilovolts of amplitude to pulses in the range of 40 nanoseconds and 60 Kilovolts of amplitude. The magnetic compression laser driving circuit includes a multi-stage magnetic switch where the last stage includes a switch having at least two turns which has larger saturated inductance with less core material so that the efficiency of the circuit and hence the laser is increased.
Surface polaritons in magnetic metamaterials from perspective of effective-medium and circuit models
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Hadjicosti, K.; Sydoruk, O.; Maier, S. A.; Shamonina, E.
2015-04-01
Surface waves are responsible for many phenomena occurring in metamaterials and have been studied extensively. At the same time, the effects of inter-element coupling on surface electromagnetic waves (polaritons) remain poorly understood. Using two models, one relying on the effective-medium approximation and the other on equivalent circuits, we studied theoretically surface polaritons propagating along an interface between air and a magnetic metamaterial. The metamaterial comprised split rings that could be uncoupled or coupled to each other in the longitudinal or transverse directions (along or perpendicular to the propagation direction). A metamaterial without inter-element coupling supported a single polariton. When a moderate longitudinal coupling was included, it changed the wave dispersion only quantitatively, and the results of the effective-medium and the circuit models were shown to agree at low wavenumbers. However, the presence of a transverse coupling changed the polariton dispersion dramatically. The effective-medium model yielded two branches of polariton dispersion at low values of the transverse coupling. As the coupling increased, both polaritons disappeared. The validity of the effective-medium model was further tested by employing the circuit model. In this model, surface polaritons could exist in the presence of a transverse coupling only if the boundary layer of the metamaterial included additional impedances, which could become non-Foster. The results reveal that the inter-element coupling is a major mechanism affecting the properties of the polaritons. They also highlight the limitations of using bulk effective-medium parameters for interface problems in metamaterials.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Yamamoto, Shu; Yamaguchi, Tomonobu; Hirahara, Hideaki; Ara, Takahiro
This paper presents asymmetric circuit models and an inductance parameter measurement method for Permanent Magnet Linear Synchronous Motors (PMLSMs). The reason why the tested PMLSM with surface permanent magnet structure exhibits both asymmetry and salient pole natures is investigated. Asymmetric circuit models considering the saliency and inductance harmonic effects are discussed for PMLSM fed by three-phase three-wire power source systems. All fundamental and harmonic inductance parameters are easily determined by a standstill test using a single-phase commercial source. Experimental and simulation results on a single-sided PMLSM with a 3-phase, 4-pole and 14-slot mover demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.
Variable magnetic circuit torque sensor
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lemarquand, G.; Lemarquand, V.
1991-11-01
This paper presents an original torque sensor structure using the properties of magnetic circuits, including permanent magnets. The torque is measured through the torsion of the transmitting shaft. The torsion is proportional to the torque. Considering two points of the shaft on the same line in absence of torque, the information is given by the twisting angle in the presence of a torque. A rotating magnetic circuit yields an angle representative signal. This circuit is deformed by the shaft torsion. The reluctance varies and so does the magnet operating point. The induction is measured in an airgap by a statoric galvanomagnetic device. The magnetic field source is an axial permanent magnet ring. Two iron-toothed rings, fixed to the driving and driven part of the shaft, respectively, and separated by an airgap make up the variable part of the magnetic circuit. The teeth get out of line whenever a torque is applied. The galvanomagnetic device measures an uniform induction and so delivers a modulation free signal, i.e., rotation independent. Because of the periodic toothed structure, the induction varies periodically with the twisting angle. The sense of the variation is the same over half a period or half a pitch. The variation form depends on the teeth design. Operating interval is to be chosen equal to or smaller than the half pitch.
A Differential Magnetic Circuit for Teaching Purposes
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Kraftmakher, Yaakov
2010-01-01
A differential magnetic circuit (magnetic bridge) is described. The circuit separates the magnetic field sensor and the sample under study. A Hall probe serves as the sensor. The signal from the sensor can be enhanced by concentrating the magnetic flux. The magnetic bridge works even with dc magnetic fields. The device is used for displaying
A Differential Magnetic Circuit for Teaching Purposes
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Kraftmakher, Yaakov
2010-01-01
A differential magnetic circuit (magnetic bridge) is described. The circuit separates the magnetic field sensor and the sample under study. A Hall probe serves as the sensor. The signal from the sensor can be enhanced by concentrating the magnetic flux. The magnetic bridge works even with dc magnetic fields. The device is used for displaying…
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Pugh, Barry Kevin
While open-circuit magnetic measurements are noted to involve distortions related to the image effect and, most significantly, the sample's demagnetizing factor, closed-circuit measurements are generally considered to be free of these distortions. However, it has been reported and observed within this research that for certain sample geometries and materials operating near the magnetic saturation of the electromagnet poles, there are observed distortions of up to 40.7% of the maximum magnetization at a field level of 25 kiloOersteds for a cylindrical sample with an L/D ratio of 0.2. This observed distortion in the magnetic measurement in a closed-circuit has been referred to in the literature as an "apparent image effect" error. The intent of this research is to apply finite element modeling (FEM) to replicate original experimental and published data for cylindrical samples of both hard and soft magnetic material and to observe the phenomenology of the error within the results of the model. The hard magnetic material of interest is NdFeB and the soft magnetic material used is 1018 steel. Additionally, the sample data base is extended to rectangular prisms with data generated both experimentally and with FEM. Using a validated model it is possible to develop a corrective methodology and equations to address the magnetization measurement errors noted at high field levels within both the first and third quadrants of the hysteresis curve. The methodology developed through this research produced corrective surfaces with two dimensional polynomial fits with average adjusted R-values of 0.97. As a fault study secondary to the development of the corrective methodology, this project investigated the significance of the sample's surface mating to the poles of the hysteresigraph. It was determined that a 5 partial misalignment air gap has only approximately 0.5% variation in magnetization, 4thMmax, from the baseline of an ungapped sample. It is indicated that the sample gap becomes statistically significant at the t-test risk level of alpha = 0.05 significance level at approximately a 14 gap. The successful use of FEM in determining the closed circuit corrective methodology has led to the identification of the potential for a similar open circuit application. The calculation of the demagnetizing factor, N, required for open circuit measurements is a difficult exercise and, in the past, could only be precisely calculated for an ellipsoidal sample. For other regular geometries N was determined experimentally or calculated using certain assumptions. Either method introduces errors. This application used FEM to calculate the spherical demagnetizing factor of a magnetic sphere within a long solenoid. The FEM results indicated a demagnetizing factor N = 0.333 in all three axis. This result is in agreement with widely published and accepted results for such an arrangement. The hysteresis distortion complicates identifying and developing new magnetic materials. Only a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon can help to establish effective correction methods, which is important for infrastructure enhancement in scientific research and for development of advanced modern technology to accurately characterize new magnetic materials.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Cui, Xiao-Le; Zhou, Hao-Miao
2015-07-01
The nonlinear thermo-magneto-mechanical magnetostrictive constitutive and the linear thermo-mechanical-electric piezoelectric constitutive are adopted in this paper. The bias magnetic field and ambient temperature are equivalent to a magnetic source and a thermo source, respectively. An equivalent circuit, which contains a magnetic source and a thermo source at the input, for the thermo-magneto-electric coupling effect in magnetoelectric (ME) laminates, is established. The theoretical models of the output voltage and static ME coefficient for ME laminates can be derived from this equivalent circuit model. The predicted static ME coefficient versus temperature curves are in excellent agreement with the experimental data available both qualitatively and quantitatively. It confirms the validity of the proposed model. Then the models are adopted to predict variations in the output voltages and ME coefficients in the laminates under different ambient temperatures, bias magnetic fields, and the volume ratios of magnetostrictive phases. This shows that the output voltage increases with both increasing temperature and increasing volume ratio of magnetostrictive phases; the ME coefficient decreases with increasing temperature; the ME coefficient shows an initial sharp increase and then decreases slowly with the increase in the bias magnetic field, and there is an optimum volume ratio of magnetostrictive phases that maximize the ME coefficient. This paper can not only provide a new idea for the study of the thermo-magneto-electric coupling characteristics of ME laminates, but also provide a theoretical basis for the design and application of ME laminates, operating under different sensors. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11172285 and 11472259) and the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (Grant No. LR13A020002).
Numerical Circuit Analysis of a Magnetic Oscillation Type Sinusoidal Inverter
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Okanuma, Shinichi; Ogata, Yoshitomo
This paper describes a circuit analysis of a magnetic oscillation type sinusoidal inverter. The inverter is connected to an ac voltage source such as the line power, and can supply electric power easily to the ac voltage source. The inverter utilizes a magnetic oscillation circuit constructed with power transistors and a nonlinear magnetic core. In order to quantitative analysis, we present a simulation model of the magnetic oscillation circuit based on a general purpose circuit simulation program SPICE. The simulation results of the oscillation voltage and current waveforms agree well with experimental ones.
Study on magnetic circuit of moving magnet linear compressor
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Xia, Ming; Chen, Xiaoping; Chen, Jun
2015-05-01
The moving magnet linear compressors are very popular in the tactical miniature stirling cryocoolers. The magnetic circuit of LFC3600 moving magnet linear compressor, manufactured by Kunming institute of Physics, was studied in this study. Three methods of the analysis theory, numerical calculation and experiment study were applied in the analysis process. The calculated formula of magnetic reluctance and magnetomotive force were given in theoretical analysis model. The magnetic flux density and magnetic flux line were analyzed in numerical analysis model. A testing method was designed to test the magnetic flux density of the linear compressor. When the piston of the motor was in the equilibrium position, the value of the magnetic flux density was at the maximum of 0.27T. The results were almost equal to the ones from numerical analysis.
Modeling of transformers using circuit simulators
Archer, W.E.; Deveney, M.F.; Nagel, R.L.
1994-07-01
Transformers of two different designs; and unencapsulated pot core and an encapsulated toroidal core have been modeled for circuit analysis with circuit simulation tools. We selected MicroSim`s PSPICE and Anology`s SABER as the simulation tools and used experimental BH Loop and network analyzer measurements to generate the needed input data. The models are compared for accuracy and convergence using the circuit simulators. Results are presented which demonstrate the effects on circuit performance from magnetic core losses, eddy currents, and mechanical stress on the magnetic cores.
Development of a miniature permanent magnetic circuit for nuclear magnetic resonance chip
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lu, Rongsheng; Yi, Hong; Wu, Weiping; Ni, Zhonghua
2013-07-01
The existing researches of miniature magnetic circuits focus on the single-sided permanent magnetic circuits and the Halbach permanent magnetic circuits. In the single-sided permanent magnetic circuits, the magnetic flux density is always very low in the work region. In the Halbach permanent magnetic circuits, there are always great difficulties in the manufacturing and assembly process. The static magnetic flux density required for nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR) chip is analyzed based on the signal noise ratio(SNR) calculation model, and then a miniature C-shaped permanent magnetic circuit is designed as the required magnetic flux density. Based on Kirchhoff's law and magnetic flux refraction principle, the concept of a single shimming ring is proposed to improve the performance of the designed magnetic circuit. Using the finite element method, a comparative calculation is conducted. The calculation results demonstrate that the magnetic circuit improved with a single shimming has higher magnetic flux density and better magnetic field homogeneity than the one improved with no shimming ring or double shimming rings. The proposed magnetic circuit is manufactured and its experimental test platform is also built. The magnetic flux density measured in the work region is 0.7 T, which is well coincided with the theoretical design. The spatial variation of the magnetic field is within the range of the instrument error. At last, the temperature dependence of the magnetic flux density produced by the proposed magnetic circuit is investigated through both theoretical analysis and experimental study, and a linear functional model is obtained. The proposed research is crucial for solving the problem in the application of NMR-chip under different environmental temperatures.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Seo, Jung-Moo; Jung, In-Soung; Jung, Hyun-Kyo; Ro, Jong-Suk
2014-05-01
A simple and rapid analysis and design method is proposed for a coreless permanent magnet machine (CPMM) using a hexagonal winding (HW). The HW, which combines a rectangular winding (RTW) and rhombic winding (RBW), can compensate for the disadvantages and maximize the advantages of the RTW and RBW. The CPMM is typically analyzed using complex differential equations or a timeconsuming finite element analysis (FEA). To address this problem, a relatively simpler and less timeconsuming analysis method is proposed by using a lumped equivalent magnetic circuit (LEMC) model. Furthermore, an effect of winding angle on a motor performance is analyzed via precise inspection of the relationship between the variables of the HW and the characteristics of motor. The validity and usefulness of the proposed method are verified via FEA and experiment.
Designing HTS coils for magnetic circuits
Jenkins, R.G.; Jones, H.; Goodall, R.M.
1996-07-01
The authors discuss some of the main considerations involved in the design of HTS coils to operate in liquid nitrogen and provide ampere-turns for magnetic circuits in general, and then in particular for a small-scale electromagnetic (i.e, attractive) maglev demonstrator. The most important factor affecting design is the sensitive and strongly anisotropic dependence of HTS tape`s critical current on magnetic field. Any successful design must limit the field in the windings, especially components perpendicular to the tape`s surface (radial components in the case of solenoids), to acceptably low levels such that local critical currents nowhere fall below the operating current. This factor is relevant to the construction of HTS coils for all applications. A second important factor is that the presence of an iron magnetic circuit can greatly alter the flux distribution within the coils from that found when they are in free space. FE modelling has been used to calculate accurate field profiles in proposed designs for comparison with short sample I{sub c}(B) data. They present a design for a maglev demonstrator, illustrating how some of the problems, in particular the reduction of radial field components, may be addressed, and describe its predicted performance.
Rohrer, Brandon Robinson; Rothganger, Fredrick H.; Verzi, Stephen J.; Xavier, Patrick Gordon
2010-09-01
The neocortex is perhaps the highest region of the human brain, where audio and visual perception takes place along with many important cognitive functions. An important research goal is to describe the mechanisms implemented by the neocortex. There is an apparent regularity in the structure of the neocortex [Brodmann 1909, Mountcastle 1957] which may help simplify this task. The work reported here addresses the problem of how to describe the putative repeated units ('cortical circuits') in a manner that is easily understood and manipulated, with the long-term goal of developing a mathematical and algorithmic description of their function. The approach is to reduce each algorithm to an enhanced perceptron-like structure and describe its computation using difference equations. We organize this algorithmic processing into larger structures based on physiological observations, and implement key modeling concepts in software which runs on parallel computing hardware.
Magnetic circuit for hall effect plasma accelerator
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Manzella, David H. (Inventor); Jacobson, David T. (Inventor); Jankovsky, Robert S. (Inventor); Hofer, Richard (Inventor); Peterson, Peter (Inventor)
2009-01-01
A Hall effect plasma accelerator includes inner and outer electromagnets, circumferentially surrounding the inner electromagnet along a thruster centerline axis and separated therefrom, inner and outer magnetic conductors, in physical connection with their respective inner and outer electromagnets, with the inner magnetic conductor having a mostly circular shape and the outer magnetic conductor having a mostly annular shape, a discharge chamber, located between the inner and outer magnetic conductors, a magnetically conducting back plate, in magnetic contact with the inner and outer magnetic conductors, and a combined anode electrode/gaseous propellant distributor, located at a bottom portion of the discharge chamber. The inner and outer electromagnets, the inner and outer magnetic conductors and the magnetically conducting back plate form a magnetic circuit that produces a magnetic field that is largely axial and radially symmetric with respect to the thruster centerline.
Didactic Considerations on Magnetic Circuits Excited by Permanent Magnets
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Barmada, S.; Rizzo, R.; Sani, L.
2009-01-01
In this paper, the authors focus their attention on the way magnetic circuits and permanent magnets are usually treated in most textbooks and electrical engineering courses. This paper demonstrates how this important topic is too often presented simplistically. This simplistic treatment does not allow the students to develop a complete
Didactic Considerations on Magnetic Circuits Excited by Permanent Magnets
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Barmada, S.; Rizzo, R.; Sani, L.
2009-01-01
In this paper, the authors focus their attention on the way magnetic circuits and permanent magnets are usually treated in most textbooks and electrical engineering courses. This paper demonstrates how this important topic is too often presented simplistically. This simplistic treatment does not allow the students to develop a complete…
Biasing and fast degaussing circuit for magnetic materials
Dress, Jr., William B. (Lenoir City, TN); McNeilly, David R. (Maryville, TN)
1984-01-01
A dual-function circuit is provided which may be used to both magnetically bias and alternately, quickly degauss a magnetic device. The circuit may be magnetically coupled or directly connected electrically to a magnetic device, such as a magnetostrictive transducer, to magnetically bias the device by applying a d.c. current and alternately apply a selectively damped a.c. current to the device to degauss the device. The circuit is of particular value in many systems which use magnetostrictive transducers for ultrasonic transmission in different propagation modes over very short time periods.
Biasing and fast degaussing circuit for magnetic materials
Dress, W.B. Jr.; McNeilly, D.R.
1983-10-04
A dual-function circuit is provided which may be used to both magnetically bias and alternately, quickly degauss a magnetic device. The circuit may be magnetically coupled or directly connected electrically to a magnetic device, such as a magnetostrictive transducer, to magnetically bias the device by applying a dc current and alternately apply a selectively damped ac current to the device to degauss the device. The circuit is of particular value in many systems which use magnetostrictive transducers for ultrasonic transmission in different propagation modes over very short time periods.
Design and Modeling of Pulsed Power Accelerators Via Circuit Analysis
Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)
1996-12-05
SCREAMER simulates electrical circuits which may contain elements of variable resistance, capacitance and inductance. The user may add variable circuit elements in a simulation by choosing from a library of models or by writing a subroutine describing the element. Transmission lines, magnetically insulated transmission lines (MITLs) and arbitrary voltage and current sources may also be included. Transmission lines are modeled using pi-sections connected in series. Many models of switches and loads are included.
Fundamental Performance on Triple Magnetic Circuit Type Cylindrical Thermomagnetic Engine
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Takahashi, Yutaka; Yamamoto, Keiji; Nishikawa, Masahiro
The engine essentially consists of a rotor made of temperature sensitive magnetic material and permanent magnets. When an object made of this material has temperature distribution in the magnetic field, the force is generated to the direction from the low temperature side to the high temperature side by magnetic pressure. This paper describes the fundamental performance of the triple magnetic circuit type thermomagnetic engine. The triple magnetic circuit type engine with water-cooling system has been designed. The performance characteristics such as power, resistance loss, and the relation between the temperature of the rotor and the rotation speed has been measured, and compared with the characteristics of single magnetic circuit type engine. The net power is a maximum value of 3.7W at the rotation speed of 0.4rps. The power of the triple magnetic circuit type engine per unit magnetic circuit is about 4 times larger than that of the single magnetic circuit type engine. The resistance loss is of 1.7W at the maximum power point. The total power is of 5.4W. Electromagnetic braking loss is about 25% of the total power. The rate of electromagnetic braking loss to the total power increases with the rotation speed. The disc type rotor with small electromagnetic braking loss has been analyzed. Electromagnetic braking loss of the disc type engine becomes smaller about 95% than that of the cylinder type engine.
Variation of magnetic H field in closed loop magnetic circuits: problems with the standard equation
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Umenei, Esaindang; Melikhov, Eugene; Jiles, David
2009-03-01
We have developed a reliable method for calculating the variation of magnetic field H in closed circuits. This offers advantages over standard numerical Finite Element Modeling which requires meshing of the spatial domain. Such calculations can consume enormous computational resources and time. Analytical models work much faster but are only applicable in restricted cases. The well known ``standard model'' for the relationship between current I and magnetic field H derived from Ampere's Law isH=N,L, where N I is magnetomotive force and L is the length of the magnetic path. However, this formula fails to describe the variation in magnetic field with position. In fact H is usually inhomogeneous around a closed path unless special precautions have been taken to ensure uniformity. In order to describe the magnetic field around a closed circuit we have introduced extensions to the standard formula for a finite coil in a closed circuit. This includes parameters for location and shape of core to enhance the accuracy. This analytic model produces fast and accurate predictions for the variation of H with position. Results are comparable with FEM calculations that take much longer to generate.
Magnetic force microscopy method and apparatus to detect and image currents in integrated circuits
Campbell, A.N.; Anderson, R.E.; Cole, E.I. Jr.
1995-11-07
A magnetic force microscopy method and improved magnetic tip for detecting and quantifying internal magnetic fields resulting from current of integrated circuits are disclosed. Detection of the current is used for failure analysis, design verification, and model validation. The interaction of the current on the integrated chip with a magnetic field can be detected using a cantilevered magnetic tip. Enhanced sensitivity for both ac and dc current and voltage detection is achieved with voltage by an ac coupling or a heterodyne technique. The techniques can be used to extract information from analog circuits. 17 figs.
Magnetic force microscopy method and apparatus to detect and image currents in integrated circuits
Campbell, Ann. N. (13170-B Central SE #188, Albuquerque, NM 87123); Anderson, Richard E. (2800 Tennessee NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110); Cole, Jr., Edward I. (2116 White Cloud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112)
1995-01-01
A magnetic force microscopy method and improved magnetic tip for detecting and quantifying internal magnetic fields resulting from current of integrated circuits. Detection of the current is used for failure analysis, design verification, and model validation. The interaction of the current on the integrated chip with a magnetic field can be detected using a cantilevered magnetic tip. Enhanced sensitivity for both ac and dc current and voltage detection is achieved with voltage by an ac coupling or a heterodyne technique. The techniques can be used to extract information from analog circuits.
Magnet-wire wrapping tool for integrated circuits
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Takahashi, T. H.
1972-01-01
Wire-dispensing tool which resembles mechanical pencil is used to wrap magnet wire around integrated circuit terminals uniformly and securely without damaging insulative coating on wire. Tool is hand-held and easily manipulated to execute wire wrapping movements.
KTX circuit model and discharge waveform prediction
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Bai, Wei; Lan, T.; Mao, W. Z.; You, W.; Li, H.; Liu, A. D.; Xie, J. L.; Wan, S. D.; Liu, W. D.; Yang, L.; Fu, P.; Xiao, C. J.; Ding, W. X.
2013-10-01
The Keda Torus eXperiment (KTX) is a constructing reversed field pinch (RFP) device in University of Science and Technology of China. The KTX power supply system includes the Ohmic heating, field shaping and toroidal power supply systems, which produce the Ohmic field, equilibrium field and toroidal field, respectively. The detailed circuit model will be introduced in this poster. Another purpose is to predict its discharge waveforms using the modified Bessel function mode (MBFM), which describes the evolution of plasma current and magnetic flux in RFP base on Taylor theory. Furthermore, the power supply requirements of external field shaping winding are also predicted in the model, which will be very helpful for the design of plasma equilibrium controlling system. Supported by ITER-China program (No. 2011GB106000), NNSFC (Nos. 10990210, 10990211, 10335060 and 10905057), CPSF (No. 20080440104), YIF (No. WK2030040019) and KIPCAS (No. kjcx-yw-n28).
Lithosphere - Atmosphere - Ionosphere Circuit Model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Kereselidze, Z.; Kachakhidze, N.; Kachakhidze, M.
2012-04-01
There are offered possibilities of original LAI circuit model. The problem concerns of existence of self-generated electromagnetic oscillations in the segment of LAI system, which are results of tectonic stress developing in the focus area of expected earthquake. By this model the main (lowest) frequency of these electromagnetic oscillations frequency spectrum is expressed analytically by following formula: ? = ? c l where ?(?) is the coefficient depended on the frequency and geological characteristics of the medium and approximate to one, c-is the speed of light, and l- the length of the fault in the focus of the expected earthquake. On the base of relevant diagnosis of experimental data, the model gives us possibility to discuss the problem about location, time of occurrence and intensity of an expected earthquake with certain accuracy. In addition to it, considered model does not block the fall-unstable model of earthquake preparing and electromagnetic phenomena accompanied earthquake preparing process. On the contrary, the imagination of physical picture may be simplified in the separate stage of earthquakes preparing. Namely, it is possible to reliably separate series of foreshocks and aftershocks. By this point of view, the certain optimism about using of EM emission as earthquake precursor of full value may be expressed. The base of such optimism is developing of various phenomena connected to VLF emission many times fixed in the surroundings of epicentral area and cosmic space (changing of intensity of electro-telluric current, perturbations of geomagnetic field in forms of irregular pulsations or regular short-period pulsations, perturbations of atmospheric electric field, perturbations of ionosphere critical frequency and TEC, variations of height of lower ionosphere, parameters of ionospheric medium: changing of specific dielectric conductivity and spectrum of MGD waves in it, atmospheric-ionospheric discharging and etc.).
Circuit level modeling and parameterization of integrated circuit structures
Moinian, S.
1986-01-01
The details of the structure and the underlying physical models for a computer-based solid-state device parameter extractor for SPICE (1), ICEPAR (Integrated Circuit Extraction of PARameters), based on IC fabrication process flow is described. These solid state devices currently include, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT's), junction diodes, and semiconductor resistors of almost arbitrary shapes. A detailed explanation is offered to demonstrate the capability of the ICEPAR software to control the terminal electrical characteristics of either a device or a complete integrated circuit, through variation of IC process parameter. In particular, procedures to subdivide the IC structure into a network of lumped simple-device regions are developed. The particular structures and geometrical specifications defining those regions and the methodology for assigning impurity concentration profiles to the corresponding regions is explained thoroughly. Subsequently, physically based mathematical models defining the SPICE parameters of the lumped devices are offered.
Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Hysteresis Motors
Nitao, J J; Scharlemann, E T; Kirkendall, B A
2009-08-31
We performed a literature review and found that many equivalent circuit models of hysteresis motors in use today are incorrect. The model by Miyairi and Kataoka (1965) is the correct one. We extended the model by transforming it to quadrature coordinates, amenable to circuit or digital simulation. 'Hunting' is an oscillatory phenomenon often observed in hysteresis motors. While several works have attempted to model the phenomenon with some partial success, we present a new complete model that predicts hunting from first principles.
Domain structure and magnetic losses in laminated magnetic circuits upon laser treatment
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Pudov, V. I.; Dragoshanskii, Yu. N.
2015-06-01
Methods of optimizing the magnetic domain structure and functional characteristics of electrical-sheet anisotropic steel based on the Fe-Si alloy and the laminated magnetic circuits of transformers have been developed. The use of an efficient complex based on the local laser treatment and application of magnetically active electrically insulating coatings provided a significant reduction in the magnetic losses in the sheets of the steel (by 18-22%) and in the magnetic circuits of transformers (by 9-14%).
Proposal for a Quantum Magnetic RC Circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
van Hoogdalem, Kevin A.; Albert, Mathias; Simon, Pascal; Loss, Daniel
2014-07-01
We propose a setup that is the spin analog of the charge-based quantum RC circuit. We define and compute the spin capacitance and the spin resistance of the circuit for both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic systems. We find that the antiferromagnetic setup has universal properties, but the ferromagnetic setup does not. We discuss how to use the proposed setup as a quantum source of spin excitations, and put forward two possible experimental realizations, using either ultracold atoms in optical lattices or artificially engineered atomic-spin chains.
Circuit level modeling of inductive elements
Muyshondt, G.P.; Portnoy, W.M.
1989-01-01
Design and analysis of spacecraft power systems have been difficult to perform because of the lack of circuit level models for nonlinear inductive elements. This paper reviews some of the models which have been proposed, their limitations, and applications. An improved saturation dependent model will be described. The model has been implemented in SPICE and with a commercial circuit program and demonstrated to be satisfactory in both implementations. 3 refs., 9 figs.
MOS integrated circuit fault modeling
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Sievers, M.
1985-01-01
Three digital simulation techniques for MOS integrated circuit faults were examined. These techniques embody a hierarchy of complexity bracketing the range of simulation levels. The digital approaches are: transistor-level, connector-switch-attenuator level, and gate level. The advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Failure characteristics are also described.
Alignment of the magnetic circuit of the BIPM watt balance
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Bielsa, F.; Lu, Y. F.; Lavergne, T.; Kiss, A.; Fang, H.; Stock, M.
2015-12-01
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) is developing a watt balance for the forthcoming redefinition of the kilogram. An improved version of the apparatus, based on a new closed magnetic circuit is now being assembled. The new apparatus will significantly reduce the type B uncertainty due to misalignment of the magnetic circuit as this work demonstrates. We present two techniques recently developed to accurately align the magnetic field of the circuit perpendicular to the direction defined by the local acceleration of gravity. Uncertainty below 30 μrad was achieved for both techniques which fulfils the requirements for the BIPM watt balance to enable a Planck constant determination at the 1 × 10-8 level.
Generalized circuit model for coupled plasmonic systems.
Benz, Felix; de Nijs, Bart; Tserkezis, Christos; Chikkaraddy, Rohit; Sigle, Daniel O; Pukenas, Laurynas; Evans, Stephen D; Aizpurua, Javier; Baumberg, Jeremy J
2015-12-28
We develop an analytic circuit model for coupled plasmonic dimers separated by small gaps that provides a complete account of the optical resonance wavelength. Using a suitable equivalent circuit, it shows how partially conducting links can be treated and provides quantitative agreement with both experiment and full electromagnetic simulations. The model highlights how in the conducting regime, the kinetic inductance of the linkers set the spectral blue-shifts of the coupled plasmon. PMID:26831992
Qian, Junbing; Chen, Xuedong; Chen, Han; Zeng, Lizhan; Li, Xiaoqing
2013-01-01
A simple and accurate method based on the magnetic equivalent circuit (MEC) model is proposed in this paper to predict magnetic flux density (MFD) distribution of the air-gap in a Lorentz motor (LM). In conventional MEC methods, the permanent magnet (PM) is treated as one common source and all branches of MEC are coupled together to become a MEC network. In our proposed method, every PM flux source is divided into three sub-sections (the outer, the middle and the inner). Thus, the MEC of LM is divided correspondingly into three independent sub-loops. As the size of the middle sub-MEC is small enough, it can be treated as an ideal MEC and solved accurately. Combining with decoupled analysis of outer and inner MECs, MFD distribution in the air-gap can be approximated by a quadratic curve, and the complex calculation of reluctances in MECs can be avoided. The segmented magnetic equivalent circuit (SMEC) method is used to analyze a LM, and its effectiveness is demonstrated by comparison with FEA, conventional MEC and experimental results. PMID:23358368
Magnetic Field Analysis of Lorentz Motors Using a Novel Segmented Magnetic Equivalent Circuit Method
Qian, Junbing; Chen, Xuedong; Chen, Han; Zeng, Lizhan; Li, Xiaoqing
2013-01-01
A simple and accurate method based on the magnetic equivalent circuit (MEC) model is proposed in this paper to predict magnetic flux density (MFD) distribution of the air-gap in a Lorentz motor (LM). In conventional MEC methods, the permanent magnet (PM) is treated as one common source and all branches of MEC are coupled together to become a MEC network. In our proposed method, every PM flux source is divided into three sub-sections (the outer, the middle and the inner). Thus, the MEC of LM is divided correspondingly into three independent sub-loops. As the size of the middle sub-MEC is small enough, it can be treated as an ideal MEC and solved accurately. Combining with decoupled analysis of outer and inner MECs, MFD distribution in the air-gap can be approximated by a quadratic curve, and the complex calculation of reluctances in MECs can be avoided. The segmented magnetic equivalent circuit (SMEC) method is used to analyze a LM, and its effectiveness is demonstrated by comparison with FEA, conventional MEC and experimental results. PMID:23358368
Resonant circuit model for efficient metamaterial absorber.
Sellier, Alexandre; Teperik, Tatiana V; de Lustrac, Andr
2013-11-01
The resonant absorption in a planar metamaterial is studied theoretically. We present a simple physical model describing this phenomenon in terms of equivalent resonant circuit. We discuss the role of radiative and dissipative damping of resonant mode supported by a metamaterial in the formation of absorption spectra. We show that the results of rigorous calculations of Maxwell equations can be fully retrieved with simple model describing the system in terms of equivalent resonant circuit. This simple model allows us to explain the total absorption effect observed in the system on a common physical ground by referring it to the impedance matching condition at the resonance. PMID:24514941
Development of a new magnetic circuit for slim microspeakers
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lee, Chang-Min; Kwon, Joong-Hak; Hwang, Gun-Yong; Hwang, Sang-Moon
2009-04-01
In the minimultimedia market, functional diversity, high performance, and design are given top priority. Lightweight mobile phones of unique design especially attract customer interest and are usually considered to be highly competitive items in the marketplace. Therefore, mobile phones need wider and thinner liquid crystal displays and smaller microspeakers with high acoustic performance. There are two main directions for development of slim microspeakers. One is reducing the thickness, and the other is reducing the width. In the case of reducing the width, the total magnet volume is maintained through extending the length of the magnet circuit [S. M. Hwang et al., IEEE Trans. Magn. 39, 2003 (2003)]. In contrast, reducing the thickness results in a reduction in total magnet volume unless width is increased, which causes many difficulties in the manufacturing process. In this paper, we introduce a new magnetic circuit for slim microspeakers. This new magnetic circuit, which excludes the top plate, makes it possible to manufacture slimmer microspeakers more cost-effectively without any loss of acoustic performance.
High bandwidth magnetically isolated signal transmission circuit
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Repp, John Donald (Inventor)
2005-01-01
Many current electronic systems incorporate expensive or sensitive electrical components. Because electrical energy is often generated or transmitted at high voltages, the power supplies to these electronic systems must be carefully designed. Power supply design must ensure that the electrical system being supplied with power is not exposed to excessive voltages or currents. In order to isolate power supplies from electrical equipment, many methods have been employed. These methods typically involve control systems or signal transfer methods. However, these methods are not always suitable because of their drawbacks. The present invention relates to transmitting information across an interface. More specifically, the present invention provides an apparatus for transmitting both AC and DC information across a high bandwidth magnetic interface with low distortion.
The development of circuit models for ZR.
Harjes, Henry Charles III; Corley, J.
2005-06-01
Summary from only given. The capabilities of the Z accelerator will be significantly enhanced by the Z Refurbishment (ZR) project [McDaniel DH, 2002]. The performance of a single ZR module is currently being characterized in the pre-production engineering evaluation test bed, Z20 [Lehr, JM, 2003]. Z20 is thoroughly diagnosed so that electrical performance of the module can be established. Circuit models of Z20 have been developed and validated in both Screamer [1985] and Bertha [1989] circuit codes. For the purposes of predicting ZR performance, a full ZR circuit model has also been developed in Bertha. The full ZR model (using operating parameters demonstrated on Z20) indicates that the required 26 MA, 100 ns implosion time, output load current pulse will be achieved on ZR. In this paper, the electrical characterization of Z20 and development of the single module circuit models will be discussed in detail. The full ZR model will also be discussed and the results of several system studies conducted to predict ZR performance will be presented.
Lai Dong
2012-09-20
The unipolar induction DC circuit model, originally developed by Goldreich and Lynden-Bell for the Jupiter-Io system, has been applied to different types of binary systems in recent years. We show that there exists an upper limit to the magnetic interaction torque and energy dissipation rate in such a model. This arises because when the resistance of the circuit is too small, the large current flow severely twists the magnetic flux tube connecting the two binary components, leading to the breakdown of the circuit. Applying this limit, we find that in coalescing neutron star binaries, magnetic interactions produce negligible correction to the phase evolution of the gravitational waveform, even for magnetar-like field strengths. However, energy dissipation in the binary magnetosphere may still give rise to electromagnetic radiation prior to the final merger. For ultracompact white dwarf binaries, we find that unipolar induction does not provide adequate energy dissipation to explain the observed X-ray luminosities of several sources. For exoplanetary systems containing close-in Jupiters or super-Earths, the magnetic torque and energy dissipation induced by the orbital motion are negligible, except possibly during the early T Tauri phase, when the stellar magnetic field is stronger than 10{sup 3} G.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Prabhu Gaunkar, N.; Bouda, N. R. Y.; Nlebedim, I. C.; Hadimani, R. L.; Bulu, I.; Ganesan, K.; Song, Y. Q.; Mina, M.; Jiles, D. C.
2015-05-01
This work presents investigations and detailed analysis of ringing in a non-resonant pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) circuit. Ringing is a commonly observed phenomenon in high power switching circuits. The oscillations described as ringing impede measurements in pulsed NMR systems. It is therefore desirable that those oscillations decay fast. It is often assumed that one of the causes behind ringing is the role of the magnetic core used in the antenna (acting as an inductive load). We will demonstrate that an LRC subcircuit is also set-up due to the inductive load and needs to be considered due to its parasitic effects. It is observed that the parasitics associated with the inductive load become important at certain frequencies. The output response can be related to the response of an under-damped circuit and to the magnetic core material. This research work demonstrates and discusses ways of controlling ringing by considering interrelationships between different contributing factors.
Prabhu Gaunkar, N. Bouda, N. R. Y.; Nlebedim, I. C.; Hadimani, R. L.; Mina, M.; Jiles, D. C.; Bulu, I.; Ganesan, K.; Song, Y. Q.
2015-05-07
This work presents investigations and detailed analysis of ringing in a non-resonant pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) circuit. Ringing is a commonly observed phenomenon in high power switching circuits. The oscillations described as ringing impede measurements in pulsed NMR systems. It is therefore desirable that those oscillations decay fast. It is often assumed that one of the causes behind ringing is the role of the magnetic core used in the antenna (acting as an inductive load). We will demonstrate that an LRC subcircuit is also set-up due to the inductive load and needs to be considered due to its parasitic effects. It is observed that the parasitics associated with the inductive load become important at certain frequencies. The output response can be related to the response of an under-damped circuit and to the magnetic core material. This research work demonstrates and discusses ways of controlling ringing by considering interrelationships between different contributing factors.
Modeling A circuit switched multiprocessor interconnect
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Nussbaum, Daniel; Vuong-Adlerberg, Ingmar; Agarwal, Anant
1989-10-01
This study began as an attempt to understand discrepancies between Patel's classic model of a circuit-switched interconnection network and simulations as part of the MIT ALEWIFE Multiprocessor project. After a careful analysis of Patel's model, we developed a model with fewer approximations that produced results generally closer to detailed simulation. The major source of inaccuracy in Patel's model is the unit-request approximation, which treats a t-cycle request as t l-cycle requests producing significant inaccuracies for networks with many switching levels and for small packet sizes. Our model followed the behavior of the network more closely, explicitly modeling the effects of switch size, network depth, packet size and memory latency, thereby alleviating some inaccuracies in Patel's model. However, despite the slightly lower accuracy of Patel's model, we believe that its simplicity makes it the practical choice for most applications. Thus, our main contribution was to understand the causes of inaccuracies in both models, allowing us to predict the quality of the estimations they yielded. Another research result is validating a complicated simulator using relatively simple models, not a common use for a model. We found that some of the original discrepancies between Patel's model and the simulator were due to hidden inconsistancies between parameters used by the model and those used by the simulator, and that others were due to bugs in the simulator code.
Equivalent circuit models for ac impedance data analysis
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Danford, M. D.
1990-01-01
A least-squares fitting routine has been developed for the analysis of ac impedance data. It has been determined that the checking of the derived equations for a particular circuit with a commercially available electronics circuit program is essential. As a result of the investigation described, three equivalent circuit models were selected for use in the analysis of ac impedance data.
Coupling single-molecule magnets to quantum circuits
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jenkins, Mark; Hmmer, Thomas; Jos Martnez-Prez, Mara; Garca-Ripoll, Juanjo; Zueco, David; Luis, Fernando
2013-09-01
In this work we study theoretically the coupling of single-molecule magnets (SMMs) to a variety of quantum circuits, including microwave resonators with and without constrictions and flux qubits. The main result of this study is that it is possible to achieve strong and ultrastrong coupling regimes between SMM crystals and the superconducting circuit, with strong hints that such a coupling could also be reached for individual molecules close to constrictions. Building on the resulting coupling strengths and the typical coherence times of these molecules (? ?s), we conclude that SMMs can be used for coherent storage and manipulation of quantum information, either in the context of quantum computing or in quantum simulations. Throughout the work we also discuss in detail the family of molecules that are most suitable for such operations, based not only on the coupling strength, but also on the typical energy gaps and the simplicity with which they can be tuned and oriented. Finally, we also discuss practical advantages of SMMs, such as the possibility to fabricate the SMMs ensembles on the chip through the deposition of small droplets.
A Numerical Model for Atomtronic Circuit Analysis
Chow, Weng W.; Straatsma, Cameron J. E.; Anderson, Dana Z.
2015-07-16
A model for studying atomtronic devices and circuits based on finite-temperature Bose-condensed gases is presented. The approach involves numerically solving equations of motion for atomic populations and coherences, derived using the Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonian and the Heisenberg picture. The resulting cluster expansion is truncated at a level giving balance between physics rigor and numerical demand mitigation. This approach allows parametric studies involving time scales that cover both the rapid population dynamics relevant to nonequilibrium state evolution, as well as the much longer time durations typical for reaching steady-state device operation. This model is demonstrated by studying the evolution of a Bose-condensed gas in the presence of atom injection and extraction in a double-well potential. In this configuration phase locking between condensates in each well of the potential is readily observed, and its influence on the evolution of the system is studied.
Numerical model for atomtronic circuit analysis
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Chow, Weng W.; Straatsma, Cameron J. E.; Anderson, Dana Z.
2015-07-01
A model for studying atomtronic devices and circuits based on finite-temperature Bose-condensed gases is presented. The approach involves numerically solving equations of motion for atomic populations and coherences, derived using the Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonian and the Heisenberg picture. The resulting cluster expansion is truncated at a level giving balance between physics rigor and numerical demand mitigation. This approach allows parametric studies involving time scales that cover both the rapid population dynamics relevant to nonequilibrium state evolution, as well as the much longer time durations typical for reaching steady-state device operation. The model is demonstrated by studying the evolution of a Bose-condensed gas in the presence of atom injection and extraction in a double-well potential. In this configuration phase locking between condensates in each well of the potential is readily observed, and its influence on the evolution of the system is studied.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Narita, Katsuyuki; Yamada, Takashi; Sakashita, Yoshiyuki; Akatsu, Kan
The high-flux permanent magnet and flux-barrier structure of permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) has strong magnetic saturation and harmonics components. When control algorithms for such machines are examined by performing control simulation, the use of the conventional motor model based on the voltage equation can cause problems. To avoid these problems, we introduce the technique of coupled analysis of the magnetic-field-control/circuit simulation. Further, iron losses generated in PMSM can be estimated by the coupled analysis system. The iron losses at various driving conditions are calculated by the coupled analysis system and are compared with measured losses. The comparison results show that the coupled analysis system is suitable for accurately estimating the iron losses of PMSM.
Low depth quantum circuits for Ising models
Iblisdir, S.; Cirio, M.; Boada, O.; Brennen, G.K.
2014-01-15
A scheme for measuring complex temperature partition functions of Ising models is introduced. Two applications of this scheme are presented. First, through appropriate Wick rotations, those amplitudes can be analytically continued to yield estimates for partition functions of Ising models. Bounds on the estimated error are provided through a central-limit theorem whose validity extends beyond the present context; it holds for example for estimations of the Jones polynomial. The kind of state preparations and measurements involved in this application can be made independent of the system size or the parameters of the system being simulated. Second, the scheme allows to accurately estimate non-trivial invariants of links. Another result concerns the computational power of estimations of partition functions for real temperature classical ferromagnetic Ising models. We provide conditions under which estimating such partition functions allows to reconstruct scattering amplitudes of quantum circuits, making the problem BQP-hard. We also show fidelity overlaps for ground states of quantum Hamiltonians, which serve as a witness to quantum phase transitions, can be estimated from classical Ising model partition functions. Finally, we discuss how accurate corner magnetisation measurements on thermal states of two-dimensional Ising models lead to fully polynomial random approximation schemes (FPRAS) for the partition function.
The Design of a RapidDischarge Varistor System for the MICE Magnet Circuits
Green, Michael A.
2008-07-23
The need for a magnet circuit discharge system, in order to protect the magnet HTS leads during a power failure, has been discussed in recent MICE reports [1], [2]. In order to rapidly discharge a magnet, one has to put enough resistance across the lead. The resistance in this case is varistor that is put across the magnet in the event of a power outage. The resistance consists of several diodes, which act as constant voltage resistors and the resistance of the cables connecting the magnets in the circuit to each other and to the power supply. In order for the rapid discharge system to work without quenching the magnets, the voltage across the magnets must be low enough so that the diodes in the quench protection circuit don't fire and cause the magnet current to bypass the superconducting coils. It is proposed that six rapid discharge varistors be installed across the three magnet circuits the power the tracker solenoids, which are connected in series. The focusing magnets, which are also connected in series would have three varistors (one for each magnet). The coupling magnets would have a varistor for each magnet. The peak voltage that is allowed per varistor depends on the number of quench protection diodes that make up the quench protection circuit for each magnet coil circuit. It is proposed that the varistors be water cooled as the magnet circuits are being discharged through them. The water cooling circuit can be supplied with tap water. The tap water flows only when the varistor temperature reaches a temperature of 45 C.
Lumped circuit model of RF amplifier for SPICE simulator
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Opalska, Katarzyna
2014-11-01
The paper presents the lumped model of RF amplifier for the generic SPICE circuit simulator. Model is constructed on the basis of measured s-parameter data set of the amplifier. Data - transformed to admittance (y) domain - is approximated by rational functions, which later are synthesized as RLC (sub)circuits. Final amplifier model - obtained by representing Y matrix of two-port circuit by the set of passive components and controlled voltage/current sources - is shown to be equivalent to the original s-based model and may be used in any generic circuit simulator.
Computation of magnetic suspension of maglev systems using dynamic circuit theory
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
He, J. L.; Rote, D. M.; Coffey, H. T.
1992-01-01
Dynamic circuit theory is applied to several magnetic suspensions associated with maglev systems. These suspension systems are the loop-shaped coil guideway, the figure-eight-shaped null-flux coil guideway, and the continuous sheet guideway. Mathematical models, which can be used for the development of computer codes, are provided for each of these suspension systems. The differences and similarities of the models in using dynamic circuit theory are discussed in the paper. The paper emphasizes the transient and dynamic analysis and computer simulation of maglev systems. In general, the method discussed here can be applied to many electrodynamic suspension system design concepts. It is also suited for the computation of the performance of maglev propulsion systems. Numerical examples are presented in the paper.
Computation of magnetic suspension of maglev systems using dynamic circuit theory
He, J.L.; Rote, D.M.; Coffey, H.T.
1991-01-01
Dynamic circuit theory is applied to several magnetic suspensions associated with maglev systems. These suspension systems are the loop-shaped coil guideway, the figure-eight-shaped null-flux coil guideway, and the continuous sheet guideway. Mathematical models, which can be used for the development of computer codes, are provided for each of these suspension systems. The differences and similarities of the models in using dynamic circuit theory are discussed in the paper. The paper emphasizes the transient and dynamic analysis and computer simulation of maglev systems. In general, the method discussed here can be applied to many electrodynamic suspension system design concepts. It is also suited for the computation of the performance of maglev propulsion systems. Numerical examples are presented in the paper. 15 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.
Modeling of cerebral aneurysm using equivalent electrical circuit (Lumped Model).
Abdi, M; Karimi, A; Navidbakhsh, M; Hassani, K; Faghihi, S
2014-03-01
The circle of Willis (CoW) is a key asset in brain performance as it supports adequate blood supply to the brain. The lumped method (electrical equivalent circuits) is a useful model to simulate the process of the human cardiovascular system. In this study, the whole cardiovascular system is modeled, using an equivalent electrical circuit to investigate an aneurysm in an artery. The cerebrovascular system consists of 29 compartments, which includes the CoW. Each vessel is modeled by a resistor, a capacitor and an inductor. Using MATLAB Simulink, the left and right ventricles are modeled by controlled voltage sources and diodes. The effects of the left internal carotid artery aneurysm (Fusiform) on the pressure of the efferent arteries in the circle of Willis are studied. The modeling results are entirely in agreement with the available clinical observations. The results of the present study may have clinical implications for modeling different cardiovascular diseases, such as arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis. PMID:23887086
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wong, Cat S. M.; Snider, L. A.; Lo, Edward W. C.; Chung, T. S.
Switching of induction motors with vacuum circuit breakers continues to be a concern. In this paper the influence on statistical overvoltages of the stochastic characteristics of vacuum circuit breakers, high frequency models of motors and transformers, and network characteristics, including cable lengths and network topology are evaluated and a general view of the overvoltages phenomena is presented. Finally, a real case study on the statistical voltage levels and risk-of-failure resulting from switching of a vacuum circuit breaker in an industrial installation in Hong Kong is presented.
Short-Circuit Modeling of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint
Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.
2011-03-01
This paper investigates the short-circuit behavior of a WPP for different types of wind turbines. The short-circuit behavior will be presented. Both the simplified models and detailed models are used in the simulations and both symmetrical faults and unsymmetrical faults are discussed.
CMOS Interface Circuits for Spin Tunneling Junction Based Magnetic Random Access Memories
Ganesh Saripalli
2002-12-31
Magneto resistive memories (MRAM) are non-volatile memories which use magnetic instead of electrical structures to store data. These memories, apart from being non-volatile, offer a possibility to achieve densities better than DRAMs and speeds faster than SRAMs. MRAMs could potentially replace all computer memory RAM technologies in use today, leading to future applications like instan-on computers and longer battery life for pervasive devices. Such rapid development was made possible due to the recent discovery of large magnetoresistance in Spin tunneling junction devices. Spin tunneling junctions (STJ) are composite structures consisting of a thin insulating layer sandwiched between two magnetic layers. This thesis research is targeted towards these spin tunneling junction based Magnetic memories. In any memory, some kind of an interface circuit is needed to read the logic states. In this thesis, four such circuits are proposed and designed for Magnetic memories (MRAM). These circuits interface to the Spin tunneling junctions and act as sense amplifiers to read their magnetic states. The physical structure and functional characteristics of these circuits are discussed in this thesis. Mismatch effects on the circuits and proper design techniques are also presented. To demonstrate the functionality of these interface structures, test circuits were designed and fabricated in TSMC 0.35{micro} CMOS process. Also circuits to characterize the process mismatches were fabricated and tested. These results were then used in Matlab programs to aid in design process and to predict interface circuit's yields.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Seleznyova, Kira; Strugatsky, Mark; Kliava, Janis
2016-03-01
Three different models of a magnetic dipole, viz., a uniformly magnetised sphere, a circular current loop and a pair of fictitious magnetic charges, have been systematically analysed within the formalism based on the vector potential of the magnetic field. The expressions of the potentials and magnetic fields produced by each dipole model have been obtained. A computer code has been put forward in order to visualise magnetic field lines for different dipole models. It has been shown that the magnetic field outside the uniformly magnetised sphere coincides with that of a point dipole. The other two models give considerably different results at distances small or intermediate in comparison with the dipole size.
Computer modeling of batteries from nonlinear circuit elements
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Waaben, S.; Moskowitz, I.; Federico, J.; Dyer, C. K.
1985-06-01
Circuit analogs for a single battery cell have previously been composed of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. This work introduces a nonlinear circuit model for cell behavior. The circuit is configured around the PIN junction diode, whose charge-storage behavior has features similar to those of electrochemical cells. A user-friendly integrated circuit simulation computer program has reproduced a variety of complex cell responses including electrical isolation effects causing capacity loss, as well as potentiodynamic peaks and discharge phenomena hitherto thought to be thermodynamic in origin. However, in this work, they are shown to be simply due to spatial distribution of stored charge within a practical electrode.
High Resolution PV Power Modeling for Distribution Circuit Analysis
Norris, B. L.; Dise, J. H.
2013-09-01
NREL has contracted with Clean Power Research to provide 1-minute simulation datasets of PV systems located at three high penetration distribution feeders in the service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE): Porterville, Palmdale, and Fontana, California. The resulting PV simulations will be used to separately model the electrical circuits to determine the impacts of PV on circuit operations.
A Comprehensive Graphene FET Model for Circuit Design
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Rodriguez, Saul; Vaziri, Sam; Smith, Anderson; Fregonese, Sebastien; Ostling, Mikael; Lemme, Max C.; Rusu, Ana
2014-04-01
During the last years, Graphene based Field Effect Transistors (GFET) have shown outstanding RF performance; therefore, they have attracted considerable attention from the electronic devices and circuits communities. At the same time, analytical models that predict the electrical characteristics of GFETs have evolved rapidly. These models, however, have a complexity level that can only be handled with the help of a circuit simulator. On the other hand, analog circuit designers require simple models that enable them to carry out fast hand calculations, i.e., to create circuits using small-signal hybrid-{\\pi} models, calculate figures of merit, estimate gains, pole-zero positions, etc. This paper presents a comprehensive GFET model that is simple enough for being used in hand-calculations during circuit design and at the same time it is accurate enough to capture the electrical characteristics of the devices in the operating regions of interest. Closed analytical expressions are provided for the drain current ID, small-signal transconductance gain gm, output resistance ro, and parasitic Vgs and Cgd. In addition, figures of merit such as intrinsic voltage gain AV, transconductance efficiency gm/ID, and transit frequency fT are presented. The proposed model has been compared to a complete analytical model and also to measured data available in current literature. The results show that the proposed model follows closely to both the complete analytical model and the measured data; therefore, it can be successfully applied in the design of GFET analog circuits.
An equivalent circuit grid model for no-insulation HTS pancake coils
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wang, Y.; Song, H.; Xu, D.; Li, Z. Y.; Jin, Z.; Hong, Z.
2015-04-01
An equivalent circuit grid (ECG) model is proposed to analyse the time-varying characteristics of no-insulation (NI) ReBCO pancake coils. In the model, each turn of the coil is subdivided into fine elements in the azimuthal direction, and each element is equivalent to a circuit parameter. Then, the coil is equivalent to a circuit grid. A math model based on Kirchhoffs law is proposed to solve the circuit grid model. The distribution of the electrical current inside the NI coil is analysed for the charging and discharging process. A finite element method (FEM) model is coupled to calculate the magnetic field induced by the coil. To validate the model, a double pancake (DP) coil is fabricated by coated conductor ReBCO tapes. Charging and discharging tests are performed on the coil at 77 K. The results from simulations and experiments exhibit a good agreement. Then, this model is used for more studies on the current distribution inside the NI coil in the charging and discharging process. The charging and discharging delay of NI coil is analysed and explained by the model. The model can also be applied to partial insulated (PI) coils and magnets consisting of NI coils.
Verification of the predictive capabilities of the 4C code cryogenic circuit model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zanino, R.; Bonifetto, R.; Hoa, C.; Richard, L. Savoldi
2014-01-01
The 4C code was developed to model thermal-hydraulics in superconducting magnet systems and related cryogenic circuits. It consists of three coupled modules: a quasi-3D thermal-hydraulic model of the winding; a quasi-3D model of heat conduction in the magnet structures; an object-oriented a-causal model of the cryogenic circuit. In the last couple of years the code and its different modules have undergone a series of validation exercises against experimental data, including also data coming from the supercritical He loop HELIOS at CEA Grenoble. However, all this analysis work was done each time after the experiments had been performed. In this paper a first demonstration is given of the predictive capabilities of the 4C code cryogenic circuit module. To do that, a set of ad-hoc experimental scenarios have been designed, including different heating and control strategies. Simulations with the cryogenic circuit module of 4C have then been performed before the experiment. The comparison presented here between the code predictions and the results of the HELIOS measurements gives the first proof of the excellent predictive capability of the 4C code cryogenic circuit module.
Digital quantum Rabi and Dicke models in superconducting circuits.
Mezzacapo, A; Las Heras, U; Pedernales, J S; DiCarlo, L; Solano, E; Lamata, L
2014-01-01
We propose the analog-digital quantum simulation of the quantum Rabi and Dicke models using circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED). We find that all physical regimes, in particular those which are impossible to realize in typical cavity QED setups, can be simulated via unitary decomposition into digital steps. Furthermore, we show the emergence of the Dirac equation dynamics from the quantum Rabi model when the mode frequency vanishes. Finally, we analyze the feasibility of this proposal under realistic superconducting circuit scenarios. PMID:25500735
A model for reverberating circuits with controlled feedback
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Rodrigues, Vanessa de Freitas; de Castro, Maria Clcia Stelling; Wedemann, Roseli Suzi; Cortez, Celia Martins
2015-12-01
We studied the behavior of a mathematic-computational model for a reverberating neuronal circuit with controlled feedback, verifying the output pattern of the circuit, by means simulations using a program in language C++. Using values obtained from surveying the literature from animal experiments, we observed that the model was able to reproduce the polissynaptic activity of a neuron group of a vigil rat, with looping time of three neurons of the order of magnitude of 102 ms.
A circuit model for the hybrid resonance modes of paired SRR metamaterials.
Poo, Yin; Wu, Rui-xin; Liu, Min; Wang, Ling
2014-01-27
To better understand the resonance modes caused by the interelement couplings in the building block of metamaterials, we propose a circuit model for the hybrid resonance modes of paired split ring resonators. The model identifies the electromagnetic coupling between the paired rings by electric and magnetic coupling networks and well explains the variation of hybrid resonance modes with respect to the distance and the twist angle between the rings. The predictions of our model are further proved by experiments. PMID:24515201
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Fay, T. H.; Mead, L.
2006-01-01
The paper discusses an elementary spring model representing the motion of a magnet suspended from the ceiling at one end of a vertical spring which is held directly above a second magnet fixed on the floor. There are two cases depending upon the north-south pole orientation of the two magnets. The attraction or repelling force induced by the
Computer modeling of batteries from non-linear circuit elements
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Waaben, S.; Federico, J.; Moskowitz, I.
1983-01-01
A simple non-linear circuit model for battery behavior is given. It is based on time-dependent features of the well-known PIN change storage diode, whose behavior is described by equations similar to those associated with electrochemical cells. The circuit simulation computer program ADVICE was used to predict non-linear response from a topological description of the battery analog built from advice components. By a reasonable choice of one set of parameters, the circuit accurately simulates a wide spectrum of measured non-linear battery responses to within a few millivolts.
Modeling and control parameters for GMAW, short-circuiting transfer
Cook, G.E.; DeLapp, D.R.; Barnett, R.J.; Strauss, A.M.
1996-12-31
Digital signal processing was used to analyze the electrical arc signals of the gas metal arc welding process with short-circuiting transfer. Among the features extracted were arc voltage and current (both average and peak values), short-circuiting frequency, arc period, shorting period, and the ratio of the arcing to shorting period. Additionally , a Joule heating model was derived which accurately predicted the melt-back distance during each short. The short-circuiting frequency, the ratio of the arc period to short periods, and the melt-back distance were found to be good indicators for monitoring and control of stable arc conditions.
Neural circuit dysfunction in schizophrenia: Insights from animal models.
Sigurdsson, T
2016-05-01
Despite decades of research, the neural circuit abnormalities underlying schizophrenia remain elusive. Although studies on schizophrenia patients have yielded important insights they have not been able to fully reveal the details of how neural circuits are disrupted in the disease, which is essential for understanding its pathophysiology and developing new treatment strategies. Animal models of schizophrenia are likely to play an important role in this effort. Such models allow neural circuit dysfunction to be investigated in detail and the role of risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms to be experimentally assessed. The goal of this review is to summarize what we have learned from electrophysiological studies that have examined neural circuit function in animal models of schizophrenia. Although these studies have revealed diverse manifestations of neural circuit dysfunction spanning multiple levels of analysis, common themes have nevertheless emerged across different studies and animal models, revealing a core set of neural circuit abnormalities. These include an imbalance between excitation and inhibition, deficits in synaptic plasticity, disruptions in local and long-range synchrony and abnormalities in dopaminergic signaling. The relevance of these findings to the pathophysiology of the disease is discussed, as well as outstanding questions for future research. PMID:26151679
Delay models for MOS/LSI digital circuits
Chan, P.K.
1987-01-01
The cost of fabricating Integrated Circuits (ICs) necessitates the use of CAD tools to verify and tune the performance of ICs prior to fabrication. However, the computational requirement involved in the simulation of MOS/LSI circuits in full-scale circuit simulators is expensive and sometimes prohibitive. A compromise is to use approximate circuit models so as to trade accuracy with cost. The Resistor/Capacitor (RC) model for MOS transistor circuits and interconnect is used in timing simulators such as Crystal, RSIM, TV and SDS to estimate signal delays. The first part of this dissertation discusses some extensions to this signal delay estimation method to accommodate for slow and multiple inputs. This enables the author to analyze a wider class of circuits. In the second part of the dissertation, a limited degree of nonlinearity is introduced into the RC model. This enables nonlinear components such as pass gates to be modeled more accurately. This is achieved by recasting the conductivity equation of the pass transistor into a quasi-linear form.
Hybrid quantum magnetism in circuit QED: from spin-photon waves to many-body spectroscopy.
Kurcz, Andreas; Bermudez, Alejandro; Garca-Ripoll, Juan Jos
2014-05-01
We introduce a model of quantum magnetism induced by the nonperturbative exchange of microwave photons between distant superconducting qubits. By interconnecting qubits and cavities, we obtain a spin-boson lattice model that exhibits a quantum phase transition where both qubits and cavities spontaneously polarize. We present a many-body ansatz that captures this phenomenon all the way, from a the perturbative dispersive regime where photons can be traced out, to the nonperturbative ultrastrong coupling regime where photons must be treated on the same footing as qubits. Our ansatz also reproduces the low-energy excitations, which are described by hybridized spin-photon quasiparticles, and can be probed spectroscopically from transmission experiments in circuit QED, as shown by simulating a possible experiment by matrix-product-state methods. PMID:24856680
Development of High-Field Permanent Magnetic Circuits for NMRI/MRI and Imaging on Mice
Wang, Guangxin; Xie, Huantong; Hou, Shulian; Chen, Wei; Yang, Xiuhong
2016-01-01
The high-field permanent magnetic circuits of 1.2 T and 1.5 T with novel magnetic focusing and curved-surface correction are developed. The permanent magnetic circuit comprises a magnetic yoke, main magnetic steel, nonspherical curved-surface magnetic poles, plugging magnetic steel, and side magnetic steel. In this work, a novel shimming method is proposed for the effective correction of base magnetic field (B0) inhomogeneities, which is based on passive shimming on the telescope aspheric cutting, grinding, and fine processing technology of the nonspherical curved-surface magnetic poles and active shimming adding higher-order gradient coils. Meanwhile, the magnetic resonance imaging dedicated alloy with high-saturation magnetic field induction intensity and high electrical resistivity is developed, and nonspherical curved-surface magnetic poles which are made of the dedicated alloy have very good anti-eddy-current effect. In addition, the large temperature coefficient problem of permanent magnet can be effectively controlled by using a high quality temperature controller and deuterium external locking technique. Combining our patents such as gradient coil, RF coil, and integration computer software, two kinds of small animal Micro-MRI instruments are developed, by which the high quality MRI images of mice were obtained.
SIMPEL: circuit model for photonic spike processing laser neurons.
Shastri, Bhavin J; Nahmias, Mitchell A; Tait, Alexander N; Wu, Ben; Prucnal, Paul R
2015-03-23
We propose an equivalent circuit model for photonic spike processing laser neurons with an embedded saturable absorbera simulation model for photonic excitable lasers (SIMPEL). We show that by mapping the laser neuron rate equations into a circuit model, SPICE analysis can be used as an efficient and accurate engine for numerical calculations, capable of generalization to a variety of different types of laser neurons with saturable absorber found in literature. The development of this model parallels the Hodgkin-Huxley model of neuron biophysics, a circuit framework which brought efficiency, modularity, and generalizability to the study of neural dynamics. We employ the model to study various signal-processing effects such as excitability with excitatory and inhibitory pulses, binary all-or-nothing response, and bistable dynamics. PMID:25837141
A global electric circuit model within a community climate model
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Lucas, G. M.; Baumgaertner, A. J. G.; Thayer, J. P.
2015-12-01
To determine the complex dependencies of currents and electric fields within the Global Electric Circuit (GEC) on the underlying physics of the atmosphere, a new modeling framework of the GEC has been developed for use within global circulation models. Specifically, the Community Earth System Modeling framework has been utilized. A formulation of atmospheric conductivity based on ion production and loss mechanisms (including galactic cosmic rays, radon, clouds, and aerosols), conduction current sources, and ionospheric potential changes due to the influence of external current systems are included. This paper presents a full description of the calculation of the electric fields and currents within the model, which now includes several advancements to GEC modeling as it incorporates many processes calculated individually in previous articles into a consistent modeling framework. This framework uniquely incorporates effects from the troposphere up to the ionosphere within a single GEC model. The incorporation of a magnetospheric potential, which is generated by a separate magnetospheric current system, acts to modulate or enhance the surface level electric fields at high-latitude locations. This produces a distinct phasing signature with the GEC potential that is shown to depend on the observation location around the globe. Lastly, the model output for Vostok and Concordia, two high-latitude locations, is shown to agree with the observational data obtained at these sites over the same time period.
Circuit theory and model-based inference for landscape connectivity
Hanks, Ephraim M.; Hooten, Mevin B.
2013-01-01
Circuit theory has seen extensive recent use in the field of ecology, where it is often applied to study functional connectivity. The landscape is typically represented by a network of nodes and resistors, with the resistance between nodes a function of landscape characteristics. The effective distance between two locations on a landscape is represented by the resistance distance between the nodes in the network. Circuit theory has been applied to many other scientific fields for exploratory analyses, but parametric models for circuits are not common in the scientific literature. To model circuits explicitly, we demonstrate a link between Gaussian Markov random fields and contemporary circuit theory using a covariance structure that induces the necessary resistance distance. This provides a parametric model for second-order observations from such a system. In the landscape ecology setting, the proposed model provides a simple framework where inference can be obtained for effects that landscape features have on functional connectivity. We illustrate the approach through a landscape genetics study linking gene flow in alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) to the underlying landscape.
ISFET-neuron junction: circuit models and extracellular signal simulations.
Martinoia, Sergio; Massobrio, Paolo
2004-06-15
Purpose of this paper is to characterize the Ion-Sensitive Field-Effect Transistors (ISFET)-neuron junction, based on the equivalent electric-circuit approach. As a result, recording of action potentials can be simulated with a general-purpose circuit simulation program such as HSPICE. The neuronal electrical activity, extracellularly recorded by the ISFET, is analyzed as a function of the physical-chemical and geometric ISFET parameters, of the ionic currents in the neuron, and of the neuro-electronic junction parameters such as the sealing resistance, double-layer capacitance, and general adhesion conditions. The models of the neuron, of the coupling circuit, and of the ISFET implemented in HSPICE are first described. These models are then used to simulate the behavior of the junction between a patch of neuronal membrane (described by the compartmental model) and the ISFET. PMID:15093221
Modeling of single-event upset in bipolar integrated circuits
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Zoutendyk, J. A.
1983-01-01
The results of work done on the quantitative characterization of single-event upset (SEU) in bipolar random-access memories (RAMs) have been obtained through computer simulation of SEU in RAM cells that contain circuit models for bipolar transistors. The models include current generators that emulate the charge collected from ion tracks. The computer simulation results are compared with test data obtained from a RAM in a bipolar microprocessor chip. This methodology is applicable to other bipolar integrated circuit constructions in addition to RAM cells.
Parallel LC circuit model for multi-band absorption and preliminary design of radiative cooling.
Feng, Rui; Qiu, Jun; Liu, Linhua; Ding, Weiqiang; Chen, Lixue
2014-12-15
We perform a comprehensive analysis of multi-band absorption by exciting magnetic polaritons in the infrared region. According to the independent properties of the magnetic polaritons, we propose a parallel inductance and capacitance(PLC) circuit model to explain and predict the multi-band resonant absorption peaks, which is fully validated by using the multi-sized structure with identical dielectric spacing layer and the multilayer structure with the same strip width. More importantly, we present the application of the PLC circuit model to preliminarily design a radiative cooling structure realized by merging several close peaks together. This omnidirectional and polarization insensitive structure is a good candidate for radiative cooling application. PMID:25607485
Altarawneh, Moaz M; Mielke, Charles H
2009-01-01
A new radio frequency oscillator circuit based on a proximity detector integrated circuit is described as an alternative for the traditional tunnel diode oscillator used for pulsed magnetic field measurements at low temperatures. The new circuit has been successfully applied to measure the superconducting upper critical field in Ba{sub 0.55}K{sub 0.45}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2} single crystfl.ls up to 60 T. The new circuit design avoids many of the problems associated with tunnel diode circuits while keeping the advantages of contact less measurements in pulsed magnets.
Generating Effective Models and Parameters for RNA Genetic Circuits.
Hu, Chelsea Y; Varner, Jeffrey D; Lucks, Julius B
2015-08-21
RNA genetic circuitry is emerging as a powerful tool to control gene expression. However, little work has been done to create a theoretical foundation for RNA circuit design. A prerequisite to this is a quantitative modeling framework that accurately describes the dynamics of RNA circuits. In this work, we develop an ordinary differential equation model of transcriptional RNA genetic circuitry, using an RNA cascade as a test case. We show that parameter sensitivity analysis can be used to design a set of four simple experiments that can be performed in parallel using rapid cell-free transcription-translation (TX-TL) reactions to determine the 13 parameters of the model. The resulting model accurately recapitulates the dynamic behavior of the cascade, and can be easily extended to predict the function of new cascade variants that utilize new elements with limited additional characterization experiments. Interestingly, we show that inconsistencies between model predictions and experiments led to the model-guided discovery of a previously unknown maturation step required for RNA regulator function. We also determine circuit parameters in two different batches of TX-TL, and show that batch-to-batch variation can be attributed to differences in parameters that are directly related to the concentrations of core gene expression machinery. We anticipate the RNA circuit models developed here will inform the creation of computer aided genetic circuit design tools that can incorporate the growing number of RNA regulators, and that the parametrization method will find use in determining functional parameters of a broad array of natural and synthetic regulatory systems. PMID:26046393
BATTERIES AND BULBS, BOOK 2, CIRCUITS AND MAGNETS.
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1966
THIS TRIAL EDITION OF A TEACHER'S GUIDE, BOOK TWO IN A SERIES OF FOUR, IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE RESOURCE MATERIAL FOR AN INTRODUCTORY STUDY OF ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM. IT IS SUITABLE FOR ADAPTION TO VARIOUS LEVELS FROM GRADES 2-10. USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OTHER VOLUMES, IT PROVIDES MATERIAL FOR A PROGRAM OF FROM 5 TO 40 WEEKS, DEPENDING ON
Physical SEU model for circuit simulations
Peczalski, A.; Bergman, J.; Berndt, D.; Lai, C.
1988-12-01
An SEU model of a bipolar transistor based on device and ion- track physical parameters has been incorporated into standard SPICE. Less than 50% error has been observed between experimental and simulation data on five device configurations and six flip-flops under different biases and for hits from five ion types.
An accurate SPICE-compatible circuit model for power FLYMOSFETs
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Galadi, A.; Morancho, F.; Benhida, K.; Hassani, M. M.
2007-09-01
In this paper, a new SPICE-compatible circuit model for low voltage, low on-resistance power FLYMOSFETs is presented for the first time. In this new structure, the improvement of the on-resistance has been obtained by inserting floating islands in the lowly doped layer. Our modelling is based on device physics, analytical study and on experimental characterization. The inter-electrode capacitances are modelled accurately as nonlinear functions, and good agreement between simulation and measurements is found.
Mapping and Cracking Sensorimotor Circuits in Genetic Model Organisms
Clark, Damon A.; Freifeld, Limor; Clandinin, Thomas R.
2013-01-01
One central goal of systems neuroscience is to understand how neural circuits implement the computations that link sensory inputs to behavior. Work combining electrophysiological and imaging-based approaches to measure neural activity with pharmacological and electrophysiological manipulations has provided fundamental insights. More recently, genetic approaches have been used to monitor and manipulate neural activity, opening up new experimental opportunities and challenges. Here, we discuss issues associated with applying genetic approaches to circuit dissection in sensorimotor transformations, outlining important considerations for experimental design and considering how modeling can complement experimental approaches. PMID:23719159
Using Hydraulic Network Models to Teach Electric Circuit Principles
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jones, Irvin; EERC (Engineering Education Research Center) Collaboration
2013-11-01
Unlike other engineering disciplines, teaching electric circuit principles is difficult for some students because there isn't a visual context to rely on. So concepts such as electric potential, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance have little meaning outside of their definition and the derived mathematical relationships. As a work in progress, we are developing a tool to support teaching, learning, and research of electric circuits. The tool will allow the user to design, build, and operate electric circuits in the form of hydraulic networks. We believe that this system will promote greater learning of electric circuit principles by visually realizing the conceptual and abstract concepts of electric circuits. Furthermore, as a teaching and learning tool, the hydraulic network system can be used to teach and improve comprehension of electrical principles in K through 12 classrooms and in cross-disciplinary environments such as Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering. As a research tool, the hydraulic network can model and simulate micro/nano bio-electro-chemical systems. Organization within the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Cardiopulmonary Circuit Models for Predicting Injury to the Heart
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ward, Richard; Wing, Sarah; Bassingthwaighte, James; Neal, Maxwell
2004-11-01
Circuit models have been used extensively in physiology to describe cardiopulmonary function. Such models are being used in the DARPA Virtual Soldier (VS) Project* to predict the response to injury or physiological stress. The most complex model consists of systemic circulation, pulmonary circulation, and a four-chamber heart sub-model. This model also includes baroreceptor feedback, airway mechanics, gas exchange, and pleural pressure influence on the circulation. As part of the VS Project, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been evaluating various cardiopulmonary circuit models for predicting the effects of injury to the heart. We describe, from a physicist's perspective, the concept of building circuit models, discuss both unstressed and stressed models, and show how the stressed models are used to predict effects of specific wounds. *This work was supported by a grant from the DARPA, executed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command/TATRC Cooperative Agreement, Contract # W81XWH-04-2-0012. The submitted manuscript has been authored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed for the U.S. DOE by UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. Accordingly, the U.S. Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purpose.
External circuit integration with electromagnetic particle in cell modeling of plasma focus devices
Seng, Y. S.; Lee, P.; Rawat, R. S.
2015-03-15
The pinch performance of a plasma focus (PF) device is sensitive to the physical conditions of the breakdown phase. It is therefore essential to model and study the initial phase in order to optimize device performance. An external circuit is self consistently coupled to the electromagnetic particle in cell code to model the breakdown and initial lift phase of the United Nations University/International Centre for Theoretical Physics (UNU-ICTP) plasma focus device. Gas breakdown during the breakdown phase is simulated successfully, following a drop in the applied voltage across the device and a concurrent substantial rise in the circuit current. As a result, the plasma becomes magnetized, with the growing value of the magnetic field over time leading to the gradual lift off of the well formed current sheath into the axial acceleration phase. This lifting off, with simultaneous outward sheath motion along the anode and vertical cathode, and the strong magnetic fields in the current sheath region, was demonstrated in this work, and hence validates our method of coupling the external circuit to PF devices. Our method produces voltage waveforms that are qualitatively similar to the observed experimental voltage profiles of the UNU-ICTP device. Values of the mean electron energy before and after voltage breakdown turned out to be different, with the values after breakdown being much lower. In both cases, the electron energy density function turned out to be non-Maxwellian.
A Wide Bandwidth Model for the Electrical Impedance of Magnetic BearingS
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Meeker, David C.; Maslen, Eric H.; Noh, Myounggyu D.
1996-01-01
Magnetic bearings are often designed using magnetic circuit theory. When these bearings are built, however, effects not included in the usual circuit theory formulation have a significant influence on bearing performance. Two significant sources of error in the circuit theory approach are the neglect of leakage and fringing effects and the neglect of eddy current effects. This work formulates an augmented circuit model in which eddy current and flux leakage and fringing effects are included. Through the use of this model, eddy current power losses and actuator bandwidth can be derived. Electrical impedance predictions from the model are found to be in good agreement with experimental data from a typical magnetic bearing.
Study of 1 MW neutron source synchrotron dual frequency power circuit for the main ring magnets
McGhee, D.G.
1993-07-01
This paper describes the proposed design of the resonant power circuits for the 1-MW neutron source synchrotron`s main ring magnets. The synchrotron is to have a duty cycle of 30 Hz with a maximum upper limit of operation corresponding to 2.0 GeV and a maximum design value of 2.2 GeV. A stability of 30 ppM is the design goal for the main bending and focusing magnets (dipoles and quadruples), in order to achieve an overall stabffity of 100 ppm when random field and position errors of the magnets are included. The power circuits of this design are similar to those used in Argonne`s Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS) where the energy losses during each cycle are supplied by continuous excitation from modulated multiphase DC power supplies. Since only 50% of the 30-Hz sinewave is used for acceleration, a dual-frequency resonant magnet circuit is used in this design. The 30-Hz repetition rate is maintained with a 20-Hz magnet guide field during acceleration and a 60-Hz reset field when no beam is present. This lengthens the guide-field rise time and shortens the fall time, improving the duty factor for acceleration. The maximum B dot is reduced by 33% during acceleration and hence, the maximum rf voltage/turn is reduced by 56%.
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Gabel, Dorothy; And Others
1992-01-01
Chemistry can be described on three levels: sensory, molecular, and symbolic. Proposes a particle approach to teaching chemistry that uses magnets to aid students construct molecular models and solve particle problems. Includes examples of Johnstone's model of chemistry phenomena, a problem worksheet, and a student concept mastery sheet. (MDH)
Development of circuit model for arcing on solar panels
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Mehta, Bhoomi K.; Deshpande, S. P.; Mukherjee, S.; Gupta, S. B.; Ranjan, M.; Rane, R.; Vaghela, N.; Acharya, V.; Sudhakar, M.; Sankaran, M.; Suresh, E. P.
2010-02-01
The increased requirements of payload capacity of the satellites have resulted in much higher power requirements of the satellites. In order to minimize the energy loss during power transmission due to cable loss, use of high voltage solar panels becomes necessary. When a satellite encounters space plasma it floats negatively with respect to the surrounding space plasma environment. At high voltage, charging and discharging on solar panels causes the power system breakdown. Once a solar panel surface is charged and potential difference between surface insulator and conductor exceeds certain value, electrostatic discharge (ESD) may occur. This ESD may trigger a secondary arc that can destroy the solar panel circuit. ESD is also called as primary or minor arc and secondary is called major arc. The energy of minor arc is supplied by the charge stored in the coverglass of solar array and is a pulse of typically several 100 ns to several 100 μs duration. The damage caused by minor arc is less compared to major arcs, but it is observed that the minor arc is cause of major arc. Therefore it is important to develop an understanding of minor arc and mitigation techniques. In this paper we present a linear circuit analysis for minor arcs on solar panels. To study arcing event, a ground experimental facility to simulate space plasma environment has been developed at Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies (Institute for Plasma Research) in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organization's ISRO Satellite Technology Centre (ISAC). A linear circuit model has been developed to explain the experimental results by representing the coverglass, solar cell interconnect and wiring by an LCR circuit and the primary arc by an equivalent LR circuit. The aim of the circuit analysis is to predict the arc current which flows through the arc plasma. It is established from the model that the current depends on various parameters like potential difference between insulator and conductor, arc resistance, stored charge in the solar cell coverglass and the external capacitor that simulates wire harness. A close correlation between the experiments and circuit model results has been observed.
Photovoltaic Pixels for Neural Stimulation: Circuit Models and Performance.
Boinagrov, David; Lei, Xin; Goetz, Georges; Kamins, Theodore I; Mathieson, Keith; Galambos, Ludwig; Harris, James S; Palanker, Daniel
2016-02-01
Photovoltaic conversion of pulsed light into pulsed electric current enables optically-activated neural stimulation with miniature wireless implants. In photovoltaic retinal prostheses, patterns of near-infrared light projected from video goggles onto subretinal arrays of photovoltaic pixels are converted into patterns of current to stimulate the inner retinal neurons. We describe a model of these devices and evaluate the performance of photovoltaic circuits, including the electrode-electrolyte interface. Characteristics of the electrodes measured in saline with various voltages, pulse durations, and polarities were modeled as voltage-dependent capacitances and Faradaic resistances. The resulting mathematical model of the circuit yielded dynamics of the electric current generated by the photovoltaic pixels illuminated by pulsed light. Voltages measured in saline with a pipette electrode above the pixel closely matched results of the model. Using the circuit model, our pixel design was optimized for maximum charge injection under various lighting conditions and for different stimulation thresholds. To speed discharge of the electrodes between the pulses of light, a shunt resistor was introduced and optimized for high frequency stimulation. PMID:25622325
A corticothalamic circuit model for sound identification in complex scenes.
Otazu, Gonzalo H; Leibold, Christian
2011-01-01
The identification of the sound sources present in the environment is essential for the survival of many animals. However, these sounds are not presented in isolation, as natural scenes consist of a superposition of sounds originating from multiple sources. The identification of a source under these circumstances is a complex computational problem that is readily solved by most animals. We present a model of the thalamocortical circuit that performs level-invariant recognition of auditory objects in complex auditory scenes. The circuit identifies the objects present from a large dictionary of possible elements and operates reliably for real sound signals with multiple concurrently active sources. The key model assumption is that the activities of some cortical neurons encode the difference between the observed signal and an internal estimate. Reanalysis of awake auditory cortex recordings revealed neurons with patterns of activity corresponding to such an error signal. PMID:21931668
Zou, S N; Gu, C; Qu, T M; Han, Z
2013-10-01
The critical current (I(c)) of high-temperature superconductor (HTS) tapes has to be examined not only for short samples, but also for the entire tape, because local weak points can possibly lead to the quenching of the whole HTS device. Some methods were reported for continuous I(c) measurement along the length of a HTS tape, but few of them were applicable to tapes with magnetic substrates represented by YBa2Cu3O(7-?)(YBCO)-coated conductors based on Ni5W alloy substrate by rolling assisted bi-axially textured substrate process. We previously presented a contact-free method using magnetic circuits to measure I(c) continuously of long HTS tapes, namely the magnetic-circuit (MC) method. This method has been previously applied with high speed and resolution to measure I(c) of HTS tapes with non-magnetic substrates, due to its resistance to noise aroused by mechanical vibration. In this work, its ability to measure HTS tapes with magnetic substrates is demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. A 100 m long commercial YBCO tape based on Ni5W alloy substrate was measured and regular I(c) fluctuations were discovered. The MC method can be a powerful tool for quality control of HTS tapes, especially for tapes with magnetic substrates. PMID:24182162
a Circuit Model of Quantum Cascade Lasers Applicable to both Small and Large Current Drives
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Haldar, M. K.; Webb, J. F.
2010-06-01
In this paper, a circuit model is devised to analyze nonlinear behaviour of quantum cascade lasers. Such nonlinear behavior influences the light output when the laser is driven by currents comparable to the average (DC) current. The simplified 2-level rate equations are first improved. Next, the circuit model is obtained following the approach for interband lasers. The difference between the circuit models of quantum cascade lasers and interband lasers is pointed out. The circuit model is simpler compared to that obtained from a 3-level model. Unlike a circuit model derived earlier from the 2-level model, the present model can handle both small and large current drives.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zhang, Weiyi; Chui, S. T.
2009-06-01
We generalize Kirchoff's law for multiply connected wire networks to finite frequencies. We focus on the boundary conditions not present in the conventional Kirchoff's law at joints when more than three wires come together, which is absent in our previous "circuit theory" for the finite frequency properties of metallic wire networks for singly connected structures. These boundary conditions at the joints involve introducing localized boundary electric fields, in addition to the electric fields of inductive and capacitive origins. The boundary fields act as natural "Lagrange multipliers" for imposing the boundary conditions on the circuit currents. In this way the number of equations is the same as the number of unknowns. The eigenmodes determine not only the circuit current and charge profiles, but also the boundary electric fields which supplement such profiles. The application to T- and H-shape metallic wire networks suggests that the basic types of resonances are mainly controlled by the symmetry and the wire dimensions of the networks. The low frequency modes form along the longest connected paths of the wire network while the high frequency modes can be generated via succeedingly adding more nodes along these various wire paths. The characteristic behavior of the electric and magnetic responses can be inferred from the circuit current profile of a given mode, which offers a simple physical picture on circuit design with particular electromagnetic parameters.
Logic circuit prototypes for three-terminal magnetic tunnel junctions with mobile domain walls.
Currivan-Incorvia, J A; Siddiqui, S; Dutta, S; Evarts, E R; Zhang, J; Bono, D; Ross, C A; Baldo, M A
2016-01-01
Spintronic computing promises superior energy efficiency and nonvolatility compared to conventional field-effect transistor logic. But, it has proven difficult to realize spintronic circuits with a versatile, scalable device design that is adaptable to emerging material physics. Here we present prototypes of a logic device that encode information in the position of a magnetic domain wall in a ferromagnetic wire. We show that a single three-terminal device can perform inverter and buffer operations. We demonstrate one device can drive two subsequent gates and logic propagation in a circuit of three inverters. This prototype demonstration shows that magnetic domain wall logic devices have the necessary characteristics for future computing, including nonlinearity, gain, cascadability, and room temperature operation. PMID:26754412
Logic circuit prototypes for three-terminal magnetic tunnel junctions with mobile domain walls
Currivan-Incorvia, J. A.; Siddiqui, S.; Dutta, S.; Evarts, E. R.; Zhang, J.; Bono, D.; Ross, C. A.; Baldo, M. A.
2016-01-01
Spintronic computing promises superior energy efficiency and nonvolatility compared to conventional field-effect transistor logic. But, it has proven difficult to realize spintronic circuits with a versatile, scalable device design that is adaptable to emerging material physics. Here we present prototypes of a logic device that encode information in the position of a magnetic domain wall in a ferromagnetic wire. We show that a single three-terminal device can perform inverter and buffer operations. We demonstrate one device can drive two subsequent gates and logic propagation in a circuit of three inverters. This prototype demonstration shows that magnetic domain wall logic devices have the necessary characteristics for future computing, including nonlinearity, gain, cascadability, and room temperature operation. PMID:26754412
Logic circuit prototypes for three-terminal magnetic tunnel junctions with mobile domain walls
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Currivan-Incorvia, J. A.; Siddiqui, S.; Dutta, S.; Evarts, E. R.; Zhang, J.; Bono, D.; Ross, C. A.; Baldo, M. A.
2016-01-01
Spintronic computing promises superior energy efficiency and nonvolatility compared to conventional field-effect transistor logic. But, it has proven difficult to realize spintronic circuits with a versatile, scalable device design that is adaptable to emerging material physics. Here we present prototypes of a logic device that encode information in the position of a magnetic domain wall in a ferromagnetic wire. We show that a single three-terminal device can perform inverter and buffer operations. We demonstrate one device can drive two subsequent gates and logic propagation in a circuit of three inverters. This prototype demonstration shows that magnetic domain wall logic devices have the necessary characteristics for future computing, including nonlinearity, gain, cascadability, and room temperature operation.
Development of a numerical computer code and circuit element models for simulation of firing systems
Carpenter, K.H. . Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
1990-07-02
Numerical simulation of firing systems requires both the appropriate circuit analysis framework and the special element models required by the application. We have modified the SPICE circuit analysis code (version 2G.6), developed originally at the Electronic Research Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley, to allow it to be used on MSDOS-based, personal computers and to give it two additional circuit elements needed by firing systems--fuses and saturating inductances. An interactive editor and a batch driver have been written to ease the use of the SPICE program by system designers, and the interactive graphical post processor, NUTMEG, supplied by U. C. Berkeley with SPICE version 3B1, has been interfaced to the output from the modified SPICE. Documentation and installation aids have been provided to make the total software system accessible to PC users. Sample problems show that the resulting code is in agreement with the FIRESET code on which the fuse model was based (with some modifications to the dynamics of scaling fuse parameters). In order to allow for more complex simulations of firing systems, studies have been made of additional special circuit elements--switches and ferrite cored inductances. A simple switch model has been investigated which promises to give at least a first approximation to the physical effects of a non ideal switch, and which can be added to the existing SPICE circuits without changing the SPICE code itself. The effect of fast rise time pulses on ferrites has been studied experimentally in order to provide a base for future modeling and incorporation of the dynamic effects of changes in core magnetization into the SPICE code. This report contains detailed accounts of the work on these topics performed during the period it covers, and has appendices listing all source code written documentation produced.
DISSECTING OCD CIRCUITS: FROM ANIMAL MODELS TO TARGETED TREATMENTS.
Ahmari, Susanne E; Dougherty, Darin D
2015-08-01
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic, severe mental illness with up to 2-3% prevalence worldwide. In fact, OCD has been classified as one of the world's 10 leading causes of illness-related disability according to the World Health Organization, largely because of the chronic nature of disabling symptoms.([1]) Despite the severity and high prevalence of this chronic and disabling disorder, there is still relatively limited understanding of its pathophysiology. However, this is now rapidly changing due to development of powerful technologies that can be used to dissect the neural circuits underlying pathologic behaviors. In this article, we describe recent technical advances that have allowed neuroscientists to start identifying the circuits underlying complex repetitive behaviors using animal model systems. In addition, we review current surgical and stimulation-based treatments for OCD that target circuit dysfunction. Finally, we discuss how findings from animal models may be applied in the clinical arena to help inform and refine targeted brain stimulation-based treatment approaches. PMID:25952989
Lightning Modelling: From 3D to Circuit Approach
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Moussa, H.; Abdi, M.; Issac, F.; Prost, D.
2012-05-01
The topic of this study is electromagnetic environment and electromagnetic interferences (EMI) effects, specifically the modelling of lightning indirect effects [1] on aircraft electrical systems present on deported and highly exposed equipments, such as nose landing gear (NLG) and nacelle, through a circuit approach. The main goal of the presented work, funded by a French national project: PREFACE, is to propose a simple equivalent electrical circuit to represent a geometrical structure, taking into account mutual, self inductances, and resistances, which play a fundamental role in the lightning current distribution. Then this model is intended to be coupled to a functional one, describing a power train chain composed of: a converter, a shielded power harness and a motor or a set of resistors used as a load for the converter. The novelty here, is to provide a pre-sizing qualitative approach allowing playing on integration in pre-design phases. This tool intends to offer a user-friendly way for replying rapidly to calls for tender, taking into account the lightning constraints. Two cases are analysed: first, a NLG that is composed of tubular pieces that can be easily approximated by equivalent cylindrical straight conductors. Therefore, passive R, L, M elements of the structure can be extracted through analytical engineer formulas such as those implemented in the partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC) [2] technique. Second, the same approach is intended to be applied on an electrical de-icing nacelle sub-system.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wiegelmann, Thomas; Petrie, Gordon J. D.; Riley, Pete
2015-07-01
Coronal magnetic field models use photospheric field measurements as boundary condition to model the solar corona. We review in this paper the most common model assumptions, starting from MHD-models, magnetohydrostatics, force-free and finally potential field models. Each model in this list is somewhat less complex than the previous one and makes more restrictive assumptions by neglecting physical effects. The magnetohydrostatic approach neglects time-dependent phenomena and plasma flows, the force-free approach neglects additionally the gradient of the plasma pressure and the gravity force. This leads to the assumption of a vanishing Lorentz force and electric currents are parallel (or anti-parallel) to the magnetic field lines. Finally, the potential field approach neglects also these currents. We outline the main assumptions, benefits and limitations of these models both from a theoretical (how realistic are the models?) and a practical viewpoint (which computer resources to we need?). Finally we address the important problem of noisy and inconsistent photospheric boundary conditions and the possibility of using chromospheric and coronal observations to improve the models.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Kim, Hwan-Choong; Han, Chulhee; Kim, Pyunghwa; Choi, Seung-Bok
2015-08-01
This work proposes a new approach with which to measure the magnetic flux density using the characteristics of magnetorheological fluid (MRF) that is integrated with a variable resistor. For convenience, it is called a magnetorheological fluid variable resistor (MRF-VR) system in this study. The mechanism of the MRF-VR is based on the interaction between ferromagnetic iron particles of the MRF due to an external magnetic field, which causes its electrical resistance to be field dependent. Using this salient principle, the proposed MRF-VR system is constructed with electrodes and MRF, and its performance is demonstrated by evaluating its electrical resistive characteristics such as dimensional influence, response time, hysteresis and frequency response. After evaluating the performance characteristics, a feedback control system with a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is established, and resistance-trajectory control experiments are carried out. Based on this MRF-VR system, a magnetic field-sensing system is constructed using a Wheatstone bridge circuit, and a polynomial model for calculating the magnetic flux density is formulated from the measured voltage. Finally, the accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed sensing system associated with the empirical polynomial model is successfully verified by comparing the calculated values of magnetic flux density with those measured by a commercial tesla meter.
The lumped equivalent circuit model of the multi-passband tunable microwave magnetoelectric filters
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zhou, Hao-Miao; Lian, Jing; Zhu, Feng-Jie
2014-08-01
A magnetoelectric tunable microwave filter is proposed, which has multi-passband at corresponding frequencies when different magnetic fields are applied on multi-magnetoelectric laminates. A generalized lumped equivalent circuit model for the filter is established to predict the transmission characteristics. For existing experimental results of the microstrip filter with one magnetoelectric laminate put on the coupling microstrip lines, therefore the lumped circuit model is degraded. And the validity of the model is confirmed from the result that the predictions of the model are in good agreement with the results obtained by the electromagnetic simulation software and experimental results. Then, the performance of the multi-passband microwave filter with a plurality of magnetoelectric laminates is studied by the lumped equivalent circuit. It is found that any single band of multi-passband can be tunable through controlling the applied field on a block of magnetoelectric laminate, which can improve the practicability and flexibility of the bandpass filter. Moreover, when the same field is applied on the magnetoelectric laminates, the multi-passband will be combined into a single passband. The combined single passband has significantly larger bandwidth than the corresponding bandwidth of the filter, which has a single laminate with the same applied field, which can improve the bandpass effect obviously.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Chun, Yon Do; Oh, Jae-Eung; Fujishima, Yasushi; Wakao, Shinji; Lee, Ju; Cho, Yun-Hyun
2005-05-01
In this article, in order to investigate the merits of three-dimensional (3D) equivalent magnetic circuit network (EMCN) method, a 3D standard benchmark model proposed by the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan is analyzed. We also examine the accuracy of analysis results, the computer storage, and the computation time through the systematical comparison between 3D EMCN method and 3D finite element method based on hexahedral edge element. The incomplete Cholesky conjugate gradient method was selected for the solver. From the results, we can confirm the usefulness of 3D EMCN method.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Yuan, Fang; Wang, Guang-Yi; Wang, Xiao-Yuan
2015-06-01
To develop real world memristor application circuits, an equivalent circuit model which imitates memductance (memory conductance) of the HP memristor is presented. The equivalent circuit can be used for breadboard experiments for various application circuit designs of memristor. Based on memductance of the realistic HP memristor and Chuas circuit a new chaotic oscillator is designed. Some basic dynamical behaviors of the oscillator, including equilibrium set, Lyapunov exponent spectrum, and bifurcations with various circuit parameters are investigated theoretically and numerically. To confirm the correction of the proposed oscillator an analog circuit is designed using the proposed equivalent circuit model of an HP memristor, and the circuit simulations and the experimental results are given. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61271064 and 60971046), the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (Grant No. LZ12F01001), and the Program for Zhejiang Leading Team of Science and Technology Innovation, China (Grant No. 2010R50010-07).
Universal analytic model for tunnel FET circuit simulation
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lu, Hao; Esseni, David; Seabaugh, Alan
2015-06-01
A simple analytic model based on the Kane-Sze formula is used to describe the current-voltage characteristics of tunnel field-effect transistors (TFETs). This model captures the unique features of the TFET including the decrease in subthreshold swing with drain current and the superlinear onset of the output characteristic. The model also captures the ambipolar current characteristic at negative gate-source bias and the negative differential resistance for negative drain-source biases. A simple empirical capacitance model is also included to enable circuit simulation. The model has fairly general validity and is not specific to a particular TFET geometry. Good agreement is shown with published atomistic simulations of an InAs double-gate TFET with gate perpendicular to the tunnel junction and with numerical simulations of a broken-gap AlGaSb/InAs TFET with gate in parallel with the tunnel junction.
da Silva, Isaias; Horikawa, Oswaldo; Cardoso, Jose R; Camargo, Fernando A; Andrade, Aron J P; Bock, Eduardo G P
2011-05-01
In previous studies, we presented main strategies for suspending the rotor of a mixed-flow type (centrifugal and axial) ventricular assist device (VAD), originally presented by the Institute Dante Pazzanese of Cardiology (IDPC), Brazil. Magnetic suspension is achieved by the use of a magnetic bearing architecture in which the active control is executed in only one degree of freedom, in the axial direction of the rotor. Remaining degrees of freedom, excepting the rotation, are restricted only by the attraction force between pairs of permanent magnets. This study is part of a joint project in development by IDPC and Escola Politecnica of So Paulo University, Brazil. This article shows advances in that project, presenting two promising solutions for magnetic bearings. One solution uses hybrid cores as electromagnetic actuators, that is, cores that combine iron and permanent magnets. The other solution uses actuators, also of hybrid type, but with the magnetic circuit closed by an iron core. After preliminary analysis, a pump prototype has been developed for each solution and has been tested. For each prototype, a brushless DC motor has been developed as the rotor driver. Each solution was evaluated by in vitro experiments and guidelines are extracted for future improvements. Tests have shown good results and demonstrated that one solution is not isolated from the other. One complements the other for the development of a single-axis-controlled, hybrid-type magnetic bearing for a mixed-flow type VAD. PMID:21595710
Model of THz Magnetization Dynamics
Bocklage, Lars
2016-01-01
Magnetization dynamics can be coherently controlled by THz laser excitation, which can be applied in ultrafast magnetization control and switching. Here, transient magnetization dynamics are calculated for excitation with THz magnetic field pulses. We use the ansatz of Smit and Beljers, to formulate dynamic properties of the magnetization via partial derivatives of the samples free energy density, and extend it to solve the Landau-Lifshitz-equation to obtain the THz transients of the magnetization. The model is used to determine the magnetization response to ultrafast multi- and single-cycle THz pulses. Control of the magnetization trajectory by utilizing the THz pulse shape and polarization is demonstrated. PMID:26956997
Digital quantum simulation of fermionic models with a superconducting circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Barends, R.; Lamata, L.; Kelly, J.; Garca-lvarez, L.; Fowler, A. G.; Megrant, A.; Jeffrey, E.; White, T. C.; Sank, D.; Mutus, J. Y.; Campbell, B.; Chen, Yu; Chen, Z.; Chiaro, B.; Dunsworth, A.; Hoi, I.-C.; Neill, C.; O'Malley, P. J. J.; Quintana, C.; Roushan, P.; Vainsencher, A.; Wenner, J.; Solano, E.; Martinis, John M.
2015-07-01
One of the key applications of quantum information is simulating nature. Fermions are ubiquitous in nature, appearing in condensed matter systems, chemistry and high energy physics. However, universally simulating their interactions is arguably one of the largest challenges, because of the difficulties arising from anticommutativity. Here we use digital methods to construct the required arbitrary interactions, and perform quantum simulation of up to four fermionic modes with a superconducting quantum circuit. We employ in excess of 300 quantum logic gates, and reach fidelities that are consistent with a simple model of uncorrelated errors. The presented approach is in principle scalable to a larger number of modes, and arbitrary spatial dimensions.
Digital quantum simulation of fermionic models with a superconducting circuit.
Barends, R; Lamata, L; Kelly, J; Garca-lvarez, L; Fowler, A G; Megrant, A; Jeffrey, E; White, T C; Sank, D; Mutus, J Y; Campbell, B; Chen, Yu; Chen, Z; Chiaro, B; Dunsworth, A; Hoi, I-C; Neill, C; O'Malley, P J J; Quintana, C; Roushan, P; Vainsencher, A; Wenner, J; Solano, E; Martinis, John M
2015-01-01
One of the key applications of quantum information is simulating nature. Fermions are ubiquitous in nature, appearing in condensed matter systems, chemistry and high energy physics. However, universally simulating their interactions is arguably one of the largest challenges, because of the difficulties arising from anticommutativity. Here we use digital methods to construct the required arbitrary interactions, and perform quantum simulation of up to four fermionic modes with a superconducting quantum circuit. We employ in excess of 300 quantum logic gates, and reach fidelities that are consistent with a simple model of uncorrelated errors. The presented approach is in principle scalable to a larger number of modes, and arbitrary spatial dimensions. PMID:26153660
Digital quantum simulation of fermionic models with a superconducting circuit
Barends, R.; Lamata, L.; Kelly, J.; Garca-lvarez, L.; Fowler, A. G.; Megrant, A; Jeffrey, E; White, T. C.; Sank, D.; Mutus, J. Y.; Campbell, B.; Chen, Yu; Chen, Z.; Chiaro, B.; Dunsworth, A.; Hoi, I.-C.; Neill, C.; O'Malley, P. J. J.; Quintana, C.; Roushan, P.; Vainsencher, A.; Wenner, J.; Solano, E.; Martinis, John M.
2015-01-01
One of the key applications of quantum information is simulating nature. Fermions are ubiquitous in nature, appearing in condensed matter systems, chemistry and high energy physics. However, universally simulating their interactions is arguably one of the largest challenges, because of the difficulties arising from anticommutativity. Here we use digital methods to construct the required arbitrary interactions, and perform quantum simulation of up to four fermionic modes with a superconducting quantum circuit. We employ in excess of 300 quantum logic gates, and reach fidelities that are consistent with a simple model of uncorrelated errors. The presented approach is in principle scalable to a larger number of modes, and arbitrary spatial dimensions. PMID:26153660
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Tian, Rui
Magnetic components are essential parts of power converters. Inductors with magnetic cores are investigated. An eddy current loss model for pot-core inductors is developed with finite elemental analysis (FEA). The reliability of inductors using magnetic cores in a high-temperature environment is investigated. Working in up to 150C circumstance for a short periods is not destructive for the inductors. Optimization of toroidal inductors in a DC-DC converter is investigated. Parasitic capacitance and the capacitive loss in toroidal inductors are modeled. Standard circuit optimization is performed to explore the energy conversion efficiency of the toroidal inductors. Thermal analysis, light-load efficiency and relative permeability of the toroidal inductor design are also investigated. The toroidal inductor can achieve about 85% efficiency for 3 A DC current and 1 W/mm2 power density. Inductor-only efficiency of toroidal inductors is investigated with revised model. At 100 MHz operating frequency, toroidal inductors can achieve more than 97% inductor efficiency with power density range of 0.7 W/mm2 to 6 W/mm2. The performance of our nanograngular magnetic core is dependent on the angle of the poling magnetic field compared to the field during operation. Experiments on a serious of samples show that the poling angle can deviate by up to 15 degrees from ideal with only a small penalty in performance. The field-angle experiment is intended to prove integrated toroidal inductor process possible. A magnetic fixture model is proposed for large-scale toroidal inductor processing.
Modeling the Electrical Characteristics of the Global Electric Circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lucas, G.; Lehto, E.; Baumgaertner, A. J.; Thayer, J. P.; Forbes, J. M.; Zhang, X.
2013-12-01
Earth's global electric circuit (GEC) embodies the electrical pathways by which currents flow from electrified clouds to the ionosphere and return through fair weather regions to the earth's surface. To investigate this pathway, an analytic model based on others' previous work has been developed to produce global estimates of atmospheric currents, electric fields, and potential distributions of the GEC. The atmosphere between the ground and the ionosphere is composed of complex current sources and conductivity distributions. In the global electric circuit, lightning events act as current generators maintaining the potential difference between the earth and ionosphere. An analytic solution to Poisson's equation was applied to the GEC, allowing for a steady-state calculation of global distributions in potential, electric fields and currents for specified conductivity distributions and current sources. The global distribution of current sources provided on a monthly basis by a recently developed empirical model of Wilson currents. Analytic representations of global conductivities are implemented that include large-scale changes in the galactic cosmic ray flux. A novel numeric solver for Poisson's equation was also developed to enable analysis of more complex distributions of conductivity, i.e. cloud and aerosol effects. These models allow one to determine how different lightning and conductivity distributions impact the electrical characteristics of the GEC.
Data Mining Approaches for Modeling Complex Electronic Circuit Design Activities
Kwon, Yongjin; Omitaomu, Olufemi A; Wang, Gi-Nam
2008-01-01
A printed circuit board (PCB) is an essential part of modern electronic circuits. It is made of a flat panel of insulating materials with patterned copper foils that act as electric pathways for various components such as ICs, diodes, capacitors, resistors, and coils. The size of PCBs has been shrinking over the years, while the number of components mounted on these boards has increased considerably. This trend makes the design and fabrication of PCBs ever more difficult. At the beginning of design cycles, it is important to estimate the time to complete the steps required accurately, based on many factors such as the required parts, approximate board size and shape, and a rough sketch of schematics. Current approach uses multiple linear regression (MLR) technique for time and cost estimations. However, the need for accurate predictive models continues to grow as the technology becomes more advanced. In this paper, we analyze a large volume of historical PCB design data, extract some important variables, and develop predictive models based on the extracted variables using a data mining approach. The data mining approach uses an adaptive support vector regression (ASVR) technique; the benchmark model used is the MLR technique currently being used in the industry. The strengths of SVR for this data include its ability to represent data in high-dimensional space through kernel functions. The computational results show that a data mining approach is a better prediction technique for this data. Our approach reduces computation time and enhances the practical applications of the SVR technique.
Ionospheric potential variability in global electric circuit models (Invited)
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Mareev, E.; Volodin, E. M.; Kalinin, A.; Sllyunyaev, N.
2013-12-01
The ionospheric potential (IP) represents the electric voltage between the Earth's surface and the lower ionosphere and may be measured with a sufficient accuracy using the balloon soundings over the lowest 15-20 km. This parameter can serve as a global index relating the state of the global electric circuit (GEC) to the planetary climate. Exploring the GEC as a diagnostic tool for climate studies requires an accurate modeling of the IP stationary state and its dynamics, while a question of secular trend of the IP is still under discussion (Markson, 2007; Williams, 2009; Williams and Mareev, 2013). This paper addresses a possibility of correct calculation of the IP in 3D models of the GEC and its adequate parameterization to be used in General Circulation Models (GCM). Our approach is based on the use the integral representation for the contribution of charging currents, supporting the generators (in particular, electrified clouds) in the GEC, into the ionospheric potential (Kalinin et al., 2011; Mareeva et al., 2011). Simple enough analytical expressions for IP induced by the charging electric currents are suggested, including the contribution of the Austausch generator. We have developed also the spherical numerical model of the GEC and applied it for IP calculation for different-type cloud contribution into the circuit. A suggested IP parameterization is appropriate for the use in climate-model simulations (Mareev and Volodin, 2011). We use a high-resolution GCM of the atmosphere and ocean INMCM4.0 for the modeling the GEC. The main characteristics of the model are: atmosphere - 2x1.5 degrees in longitude and latitude, 21 levels; ocean - 1x0.5 degrees in longitude and latitude, 40 levels. We have taken into account quasi-stationary currents of electrified clouds as principal contributors into the DC global circuit. One of the most important aspects of this approach is an account for all the electrified clouds- both thunderstorms and electrified shower cloud. The results have shown that many of the calculated parameters are consistent with measurements on the global circuit, in particular, the diurnal and seasonal variability of the GEC. We found that the inter-annual variability of the IP is low and does not exceed 1% from the mean value. It should be emphasized however that it is correlated tightly with the mean SST in the Pacific ocean (180W-100W, 5S-5N - El-Nigno area). As to long-term trend, mumerical simulations suggest the IP decrease by about 10% for the XXI century if the global warming follows an assumed greenhouse gas emission scenario RCP 8.5. It is interesting that, using Price&Rind parameterizations, it was found that a mean flash rate is increasing by about 20% for the century (from 60 to 72 fl/s) for the same scenario. We conclude that the use of GCM with respective IP parameterizations allows us to study the influence of different factors on the GEC state, including convection intensity and its trends in a warmer climate. Some generalizations of the modeling related to the conductivity perturbations should lead to better description of the electrical generators in the global circuit.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zhang, Qiu-Shi; Zhu, Feng-Jie; Zhou, Hao-Miao
2015-10-01
A lumped-equivalent circuit model of a novel magnetoelectric tunable bandpass filter, which is realized in the form of multi-stage cascading between a plurality of magnetoelectric laminates, is established in this paper for convenient analysis. The multi-stage cascaded filter is degraded to the coupling microstrip filter with only one magnetoelectric laminate and then compared with the existing experiment results. The comparison reveals that the insertion loss curves predicted by the degraded circuit model are in good agreement with the experiment results and the predicted results of the electromagnetic field simulation, thus the validity of the model is verified. The model is then degraded to the two-stage cascaded magnetoelectric filter with two magnetoelectric laminates. It is revealed that if the applied external bias magnetic or electric fields on the two magnetoelectric laminates are identical, then the passband of the filter will drift under the changed external field; that is to say, the filter has the characteristics of external magnetic field tunability and electric field tunability. If the applied external bias magnetic or electric fields on two magnetoelectric laminates are different, then the passband will disappear so that the switching characteristic is achieved. When the same magnetic fields are applied to the laminates, the passband bandwidth of the two-stage cascaded magnetoelectric filter with two magnetoelectric laminates becomes nearly doubled in comparison with the passband filter which contains only one magnetoelectric laminate. The bandpass effect is also improved obviously. This research will provide a theoretical basis for the design, preparation, and application of a new high performance magnetoelectric tunable microwave device. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11172285 and 11472259) and the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (Grant No. LR13A020002).
Bolborici, V; Dawson, F P
2016-03-01
This paper presents the methodology of generating a corresponding electrical circuit for a simple piezoelectric plate modeled with the finite volume method. The corresponding circuit is implemented using a circuit simulation software and the simulation results are compared to the finite volume modeling results for validation. It is noticed that both, the finite volume model and its corresponding circuit, generate identical results. The results of a corresponding circuit based on the finite volume model are also compared to the results of a corresponding circuit based on a simplified analytical model for a long piezoelectric plate, and to finite element simulation results for the same plate. It is observed that, for one control volume, the finite volume model corresponding circuit and the simplified analytical model corresponding circuit generate close results. It is also noticed that the results of the two corresponding circuits are different from the best approximation results obtained with high resolution finite element simulations due to the approximations made in the simplified analytical model and the fact that only one finite volume was used in the finite volume model. The implementation of the circuit can be automated for higher order systems by a program that takes as an input the matrix of the system and the forcing function vector, and returns a net list for the circuit. PMID:26639999
Solar Array Panel Equivalent Circuit Model for Transient Analysis of Electrostatic Discharge
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Maeshima, Junji; Cho, Mengu
The increase of spacecraft power increases the risk of electrostatic discharges on solar array panel. The discharge current may induce surge voltage and current at the power control electronics or the spacecraft payload. In order to study the surge effect via analysis, we need an equivalent circuit model of spacecraft, especially solar paddle circuit. We make an equivalent circuit of solar array string by a combination of simple LCR circuit, suitable for simulation via an electronic circuit simulation software (SPICE). The circuit is verified against the impedance over the wide range up to several megahertz. The circuit response to a pulse waveform is also verified. Surge voltage generated by a flashover current extending to 3.4m x 2.1m is studied using the equivalent circuit of a solar paddle. The flashover propagation is modeled by turning on parallel switches with time delays. Surge voltage of 20V or higher is expected to occur across the spacecraft load.
Diagnosis of thermal flaws in the magnetic circuits of hydroelectric generators
Naslyan, T.A.; Akopyan, R.E.; Gushchin, E.V.; Nemeni, T.M.
1986-09-01
By means of mathematical simulation certain types of thermal flaws have been evaluated for the magnetic circuits of stators in hydroelectric generators of the Krasnoyarsk power plant. The temperature field of a stator with thermal flaws was calculated in order to examine the possibility of timely detection for local hot spots in it as well as for the total or partial ventilation failures in radial channels by using diagnostic equipment that provides a thermal check on the inner surface of the bore. A determination was made of the maximal temperatures reached in the area of local hot spots and on the end surface of a tooth in order to estimate the risks there.
Astrocyte regulation of sleep circuits: experimental and modeling perspectives
Fellin, Tommaso; Ellenbogen, Jeffery M.; De Pitt, Maurizio; Ben-Jacob, Eshel; Halassa, Michael M.
2012-01-01
Integrated within neural circuits, astrocytes have recently been shown to modulate brain rhythms thought to mediate sleep function. Experimental evidence suggests that local impact of astrocytes on single synapses translates into global modulation of neuronal networks and behavior. We discuss these findings in the context of current conceptual models of sleep generation and function, each of which have historically focused on neural mechanisms. We highlight the implications and the challenges introduced by these results from a conceptual and computational perspective. We further provide modeling directions on how these data might extend our knowledge of astrocytic properties and sleep function. Given our evolving understanding of how local cellular activities during sleep lead to functional outcomes for the brain, further mechanistic and theoretical understanding of astrocytic contribution to these dynamics will undoubtedly be of great basic and translational benefit. PMID:22973222
Circuit Modeling of the Electrical Impedance Part I: Neuromuscular Disease
Shiffman, C A; Rutkove, S B
2013-01-01
Multifrequency electrical impedance myography (MFEIM) in the 3 to 300 kHz range was applied to 68 subjects representing 19 different neuromuscular diseases, and the impedances analyzed using the 5-element circuit model. Depending on severity, the “cellular” parameters r2, r3, 1/c1 and 1/c2 were found to be as much as 10 to 20 fold larger than for normal subjects (taking age and girth into account), but in almost every case the extracellular fluid parameter r1 was at most only marginally affected. Strong correlations are found between r2 and 1/c1, but in the case of ALS that breaks down when c1 (representing the muscle fibre membrane capacitance) falls below half the normal value. Also, c2 (tentatively associated with intracellular organelle membranes) was found to be the most sensitive to disease progress in ALS, about 3 times more so than the 50 kHz phase, already suggested for use in clinical drug testing. We conclude that following parameters obtained using the combined MFEIM/5-element circuit analysis scheme offers a reliable, non-invasive and objective way of characterizing muscle in neuromuscular disease or during clinical drug testing. PMID:23353926
How to model connection wires in a circuit: From physical vector fields to circuit scalar quantities
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Vandenbosch, Guy A. E.
2013-09-01
Starting from the basic equations of electromagnetism, Maxwell's equations, the concepts of inductive coupling in a loop and capacitive coupling between two pieces of wire are formally explained. Inductive coupling is linked to Faraday's law and capacitive coupling to the Ampere-Maxwell law. Capacitive coupling is also inherently linked to the phenomenon of surface charges, which has been recently studied thoroughly in the literature, especially in static situations. It is shown that, when applied to the connecting wires in a circuit at higher frequencies, simple circuit theory must be significantly modified in order to take into account the effects of the two types of coupling between the wires.
Magnetic circuit of a contactless torque sensor for electric power steering
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Frhlich, Ekkehart; Jerems, Frank
Modern passenger cars are increasingly equipped with electromechanical steering assist rather than hydraulic systems known for many decades. Major benefits are reduced fuel consumption (up to 0.2l/100 km) and increased functionality. As such a system reacts to the drivers input in terms of steering torque or steering effort, a sensor is required that accurately measures the steering torque. Valeo has adopted a magnetic technology and has improved the performance by adding specially designed flux concentration devices. The magnetic circuit consists of a multi-pole ring magnet and a pair of ring-shaped soft magnetic parts rotating together with the steering shaft and an additional pair of soft magnetic flux concentration devices which are fixed stationary inside the housing. The steering torque causes a relative twist between magnet and the soft magnetic rings, therefore implementing a proportional magnetisation of the latter. A U-shape was chosen for the flux concentration devices in order to compensate mechanical tolerances of the system. The main focus of this paper will be on the tolerance behaviour of the sensor system and the impact of the flux concentration devices. Because of the nonlinear nature of the magnetisation curve of the NiFe alloy used extensive 3D FEM simulation was necessary. Simulation enables us to have a look inside the soft magnetic material and predict the spatial magnetisation distribution with the benefit of avoiding saturation. The result is an optimised sensor, which meets both the harsh environmental conditions inside the motor compartment as well as the cost pressure in the automotive business.
Time-Dependent Model of the Global Electric Circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Mallios, S. A.; Pasko, V. P.
2013-12-01
The Global Electric Circuit (GEC) is a circuit that is formed between the Earth's surface, which is a good conductor of electricity, and the ionosphere, a weekly-ionized plasma at around 80 km altitude [e.g., Rycroft et al., Space Sci. Rev., 137(1-4), pp. 83-105, 2008]. In the absence of any source, the GEC behaves as a leaky spherical capacitor, with the ground being the negative charged plate and the ionosphere the positive one, which discharges through the weakly conducting atmosphere creating fair-weather current, which is about 1 kA integrated over the entire Earth surface [e.g., Bering et al., Physics Today, Oct., 24-30, 1998]. It is accepted that thunderstorms are the main generators in the GEC [e.g., Williams, Atmospheric Research, 91, 140, 2009; Mareev, Physics Uspekhi, 53, 504, 2010]. In this current work, we developed a two-dimensional cylindrical time-dependent model, which calculates the quasi-electrostatic fields created by the slow accumulation of the charge in the cloud, by taking into account the Maxwellian relaxation of the charges in the conducting atmosphere. The model is capable of simulating the whole volume of the GEC and thus it has the same electrical properties as the three-dimensional spherical system. Two different kinds of boundary conditions (Dirichlet and homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions) were used in order to describe the global circulation of the current, and it has been found that both of them give the same results regarding the general contribution of a storm to the GEC. We present results regarding the response of the fair weather region to lightning transients that occur in the thunderstorm, and in the steady state limit the results of the time-dependent model are compared to static GEC solutions similar to those reported previously by Tzur and Roble [JGR, 90, 5989, 1985].
Wei, Jinwu; Feng, Hongmei; Zhu, Zengtai; Liu, Qingfang; Wang, Jianbo
2015-11-01
A short-circuited coplanar waveguide jig was proposed due to its simple structure and potential applications, which was successfully used to measure the permeability spectra of magnetic thin film. The result obtained from the coplanar waveguide (CPW) jig exhibits typical ferromagnetic resonance spectra, which can be well fitted by a trade-off equation because the measured permeability spectra have a bit of asymmetry because of the special intensity distribution of the microwave magnetic field in the CPW. In order to confirm the availability of the shorted CPW jig, a previous short-circuited microstrip line jig was used to measure the permeability spectra of the same sample. The dynamic permeability results obtained by using different jigs are commendably consistent, and the accurate and valid results are also confirmed by using the vector network analyzer ferromagnetic resonance method. PMID:26628157
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Wei, Jinwu; Feng, Hongmei; Zhu, Zengtai; Liu, Qingfang; Wang, Jianbo
2015-11-01
A short-circuited coplanar waveguide jig was proposed due to its simple structure and potential applications, which was successfully used to measure the permeability spectra of magnetic thin film. The result obtained from the coplanar waveguide (CPW) jig exhibits typical ferromagnetic resonance spectra, which can be well fitted by a trade-off equation because the measured permeability spectra have a bit of asymmetry because of the special intensity distribution of the microwave magnetic field in the CPW. In order to confirm the availability of the shorted CPW jig, a previous short-circuited microstrip line jig was used to measure the permeability spectra of the same sample. The dynamic permeability results obtained by using different jigs are commendably consistent, and the accurate and valid results are also confirmed by using the vector network analyzer ferromagnetic resonance method.
D’Ostilio, Kevin; Rothwell, John C; Murphy, David L
2014-01-01
Objective This work aims at flexible and practical pulse parameter control in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which is currently very limited in commercial devices. Approach We present a third generation controllable pulse parameter device (cTMS3) that uses a novel circuit topology with two energy-storage capacitors. It incorporates several implementation and functionality advantages over conventional TMS devices and other devices with advanced pulse shape control. cTMS3 generates lower internal voltage differences and is implemented with transistors with lower voltage rating than prior cTMS devices. Main results cTMS3 provides more flexible pulse shaping since the circuit topology allows four coil-voltage levels during a pulse, including approximately zero voltage. The near-zero coil voltage enables snubbing of the ringing at the end of the pulse without the need for a separate active snubber circuit. cTMS3 can generate powerful rapid pulse sequences (<10 ms inter pulse interval) by increasing the width of each subsequent pulse and utilizing the large capacitor energy storage, allowing the implementation of paradigms such as paired-pulse and quadripulse TMS with a single pulse generation circuit. cTMS3 can also generate theta (50 Hz) burst stimulation with predominantly unidirectional electric field pulses. The cTMS3 device functionality and output strength are illustrated with electrical output measurements as well as a study of the effect of pulse width and polarity on the active motor threshold in 10 healthy volunteers. Significance The cTMS3 features could extend the utility of TMS as a research, diagnostic, and therapeutic tool. PMID:25242286
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Peterchev, Angel V.; DʼOstilio, Kevin; Rothwell, John C.; Murphy, David L.
2014-10-01
Objective. This work aims at flexible and practical pulse parameter control in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which is currently very limited in commercial devices. Approach. We present a third generation controllable pulse parameter device (cTMS3) that uses a novel circuit topology with two energy-storage capacitors. It incorporates several implementation and functionality advantages over conventional TMS devices and other devices with advanced pulse shape control. cTMS3 generates lower internal voltage differences and is implemented with transistors with a lower voltage rating than prior cTMS devices. Main results. cTMS3 provides more flexible pulse shaping since the circuit topology allows four coil-voltage levels during a pulse, including approximately zero voltage. The near-zero coil voltage enables snubbing of the ringing at the end of the pulse without the need for a separate active snubber circuit. cTMS3 can generate powerful rapid pulse sequences (\\lt 10 ms inter pulse interval) by increasing the width of each subsequent pulse and utilizing the large capacitor energy storage, allowing the implementation of paradigms such as paired-pulse and quadripulse TMS with a single pulse generation circuit. cTMS3 can also generate theta (50 Hz) burst stimulation with predominantly unidirectional electric field pulses. The cTMS3 device functionality and output strength are illustrated with electrical output measurements as well as a study of the effect of pulse width and polarity on the active motor threshold in ten healthy volunteers. Significance. The cTMS3 features could extend the utility of TMS as a research, diagnostic, and therapeutic tool.
SPICE models for thermal and vibration analysis of printed circuit boards
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Chen, Jesse E.; Yip, Gary
This paper describes circuit models for characterizing the thermal and dynamic behavior of printed circuit boards. The thermal model simulates the transient temperature distribution resulting from dissipative components and conductive, convective, and radiative boundaries. The dynamic model predicts the fundamental frequency for clamped edges. Both models are based on finite difference equations and confirmed by traditional methods.
Simulations of magnetic field gradients due to micro-magnets on a triple quantum dot circuit
Poulin-Lamarre, G.; Bureau-Oxton, C.; Kam, A.; Zawadzki, P.; Aers, G.; Studenikin, S.; Pioro-Ladrire, M.; Sachrajda, A. S.
2013-12-04
To quantify the effects of local magnetic fields on triple quantum dots, the Heisenberg Hamiltonian has been diagonalized for three electrons coupled via the exchange interaction. In particular, we have investigated different geometries of micro-magnets located on top of the triple dot in order to optimize the field gradient characteristics. In this paper, we focus on two geometries which are candidates for an addressable EDSR triple quantum dot device.
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Flatley, Thomas W.; Henretty, Debra A.
1995-01-01
The Passive Aerodynamically Stabilized Magnetically Damped Satellite (PAMS) will be deployed from the Space Shuttle and used as a target for a Shuttle-mounted laser. It will be a cylindrical satellite with several corner cube reflectors on the ends. The center of mass of the cylinder will be near one end, and aerodynamic torques will tend to align the axis of the cylinder with the spacecraft velocity vector. Magnetic hysteresis rods will be used to provide passive despin and oscillation-damping torques on the cylinder. The behavior of the hysteresis rods depends critically on the 'B/H' curves for the combination of materials and rod length-to-diameter ratio ('l-over-d'). These curves are qualitatively described in most Physics textbooks in terms of major and minor 'hysteresis loops'. Mathematical modeling of the functional relationship between B and H is very difficult. In this paper, the physics involved is not addressed, but an algorithm is developed which provides a close approximation to empirically determined data with a few simple equations suitable for use in computer simulations.
A functional circuit model of interaural time difference processing.
McColgan, Thomas; Shah, Sahil; Kppl, Christine; Carr, Catherine; Wagner, Hermann
2014-12-01
Inputs from the two sides of the brain interact to create maps of interaural time difference (ITD) in the nucleus laminaris of birds. How inputs from each side are matched with high temporal precision in ITD-sensitive circuits is unknown, given the differences in input path lengths from each side. To understand this problem in birds, we modeled the geometry of the input axons and their corresponding conduction velocities and latencies. Consistent with existing physiological data, we assumed a common latency up to the border of nucleus laminaris. We analyzed two biological implementations of the model, the single ITD map in chickens and the multiple maps of ITD in barn owls. For binaural inputs, since ipsi- and contralateral initial common latencies were very similar, we could restrict adaptive regulation of conduction velocity to within the nucleus. Other model applications include the simultaneous derivation of multiple conduction velocities from one set of measurements and the demonstration that contours with the same ITD cannot be parallel to the border of nucleus laminaris in the owl. Physiological tests of the predictions of the model demonstrate its validity and robustness. This model may have relevance not only for auditory processing but also for other computational tasks that require adaptive regulation of conduction velocity. PMID:25185809
A functional circuit model of interaural time difference processing
McColgan, Thomas; Shah, Sahil; Kppl, Christine; Carr, Catherine
2014-01-01
Inputs from the two sides of the brain interact to create maps of interaural time difference (ITD) in the nucleus laminaris of birds. How inputs from each side are matched with high temporal precision in ITD-sensitive circuits is unknown, given the differences in input path lengths from each side. To understand this problem in birds, we modeled the geometry of the input axons and their corresponding conduction velocities and latencies. Consistent with existing physiological data, we assumed a common latency up to the border of nucleus laminaris. We analyzed two biological implementations of the model, the single ITD map in chickens and the multiple maps of ITD in barn owls. For binaural inputs, since ipsi- and contralateral initial common latencies were very similar, we could restrict adaptive regulation of conduction velocity to within the nucleus. Other model applications include the simultaneous derivation of multiple conduction velocities from one set of measurements and the demonstration that contours with the same ITD cannot be parallel to the border of nucleus laminaris in the owl. Physiological tests of the predictions of the model demonstrate its validity and robustness. This model may have relevance not only for auditory processing but also for other computational tasks that require adaptive regulation of conduction velocity. PMID:25185809
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Liang, Mai-Lin; Wang, Teng
2015-11-01
The magnetic field of the infinite solenoid is calculated using a new method. An infinitely long charged line moving along a closed curve on the plane perpendicular to the infinite line will generate an electric current and so the magnetic field of the infinite solenoid. Through the electric-magnetic field relation, the magnetic field of the infinite solenoid is simply obtained and the reason why the magnetic field is a constant is clearly shown. Further, Amperes circuital law is analyzed from the particle point of view using the electric-magnetic field relation. These discussions are helpful to the understanding of the magnetic field of the infinite solenoid and Amperes circuital law for students and teachers of electromagnetism.
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Nguyen, Phuong-Bac; Choi, Seung-Bok
2011-12-01
This paper proposes a new approach to modeling the magnetic circuit of an MR brake and applies it to explore an engineering optimization problem. The MR brake used in this work is a bi-directional type whose range of braking torque varies from negative to positive values. The model of the bi-directional MR brake can be split into two components: the mechanical part and the magnetic circuit. While the mechanical part is modeled using Bingham's equation, an approach to modeling the magnetic circuit is proposed in this work. For verification of the effectiveness of this method, an optimal design aiming to minimize the mass subjected to the geometric and desired torque constraints is undertaken. In order to solve such an optimization problem, which consists of numerous constraints and potential local optima, a particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm in combination with a gradient-based repair method is proposed. The optimal solution of the problem obtained from the proposed method is then investigated and compared with that obtained from finite element analysis (FEA). In addition, an experiment on a manufactured bi-directional MR brake with the optimal parameters is undertaken to validate the accuracy of the proposed analysis methodology.
Modelling and design for PM/EM magnetic bearings
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Pang, D.; Kirk, J. A.; Anand, D. K.; Johnson, R. G.; Zmood, R. B.
1992-01-01
A mathematical model of a permanent magnet/electromagnet (PM/EM) radially active bearing is presented. The bearing is represented by both a reluctance model and a stiffness model. The reluctance model analyzes the magnetic circuit of the PM/EM bearings. By combining the two models, the performance of the bearing can be predicted given geometric dimensions, permanent magnet strength, and the parameters of the EM coils. The overall bearing design including the PM and EM design is subject to the performance requirement and physical constraints. A study of these requirements and constraints is discussed. The PM design is based on the required magnetic flux for proper geometric dimensions and magnet strength. The EM design is based on the stability and force slew rate consideration, and dictates the number of turns for the EM coils and the voltage and current of the power amplifier. An overall PM/EM bearing design methodology is proposed and a case study is also demonstrated.
Computer model simulation of null-flux magnetic suspension and guidance
He, Jianliang; Rote, D.M.
1992-06-01
This paper discusses the magnetic force computations in a null-flux suspension system using dynamic circuit theory. A computer simulation model that can be used to compute magnetic forces and predict the system performance is developed on the basis of dynamic circuit theory. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the application of the model. The performance of the null-flux suspension system is simulated and discussed. 8 refs.
Computer model simulation of null-flux magnetic suspension and guidance
He, Jianliang; Rote, D.M.
1992-01-01
This paper discusses the magnetic force computations in a null-flux suspension system using dynamic circuit theory. A computer simulation model that can be used to compute magnetic forces and predict the system performance is developed on the basis of dynamic circuit theory. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the application of the model. The performance of the null-flux suspension system is simulated and discussed. 8 refs.
Circuit modeling based optimization of high speed carrier depletion silicon modulators
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Hosseini, Seyedreza; Jamshidi, Kambiz
2015-05-01
Simple RC model, which only considered PN junction capacitance and series resistor, and complete circuit model considering parasitic capacitances of a carrier depletion based optical modulators are studied. Modulation efficiency and bandwidth of the modulators are investigated using analytical models and numerical simulations respectively. Through particle swarm optimization (PSO) a repetitive algorithm is applied to find the feasible maximum of circuit bandwidth.
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Biswas, Abhijit; Basu, P. K.
2007-01-01
The electrical equivalent circuits of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) under steady state and under an ac small-signal are developed by employing simplified rate equations for electronic transitions between two levels and the rate equation for photon numbers. Two interactive circuits represent the steady state behaviour and another two coupled circuits model the ac small-signal performance of a QCL. The equivalent circuits are then used for SPICE simulation. The steady state equivalent circuit reproduces the light current curve of QCLs. The ac equivalent circuit yields the intensity modulation response, which matches almost exactly with the curve obtained from reported numerical calculations based on a third-order system model. In addition, the ac model is employed for SPICE simulation to give values of the modulation bandwidth for different values of photon lifetime. The SPICE model gives a slightly different curve for the bandwidth against photon lifetime from the curve plotted using the approximate analytical expression.
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Bailey, R. F.; Reekstin, J. P.
1974-01-01
The fabrication yield of an on-chip modifiable redundant circuit design for a 100M bit serial shift register is evaluated. The yield model is a redundancy design in which there is a primary loop and a set of secondary loops which can be enabled/disabled without introducing blanks to the data stream. This function has a finite yield, the loop-modification yield factor, which must be greater than 0.9 to make the system more economical than the simple nonredundant design. It is further established that small loop capacities greatly degrade the yield because of the effect of the modification yield factor, while large loop capacities degrade the yield because of defects in the operating area. As the modification yield increases the optimum loop capacity decreases. An optimum value for the number of redundant loops exists for each loop capacity. Other factors that affect the yield are the garnet film and the processed circuit.
Huang, Chi-Fang; Chao, Hsuan-Yi; Chang, Hsun-Hao; Lin, Xi-Zhang
2016-01-01
Based on the characteristics of cancer cells that cannot survive in an environment with temperature over 42 °C, a magnetic induction heating system for cancer treatment is developed in this work. First, the methods and analyses for designing the multi-cascaded coils magnetic induction hyperthermia system are proposed, such as internal impedance measurement of power generator, impedance matching of coils, and analysis of the system. Besides, characteristics of the system are simulated by a full-wave package for engineering optimization. Furthermore, by considering the safety factor of patients, a two-sectional needle is designed for hyperthermia. Finally, this system is employed to test the liver of swine in ex-vivo experiments, and through Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stain and NADPH oxidase activity assay, the feasibility of this system is verified. PMID:25379959
The simulation of circuit breaker switching using a composite Cassie-modified Mayr model
Thomas, D.W.P.; Pereira, E.T.; Christopoulos, C.; Howe, A.F.
1995-10-01
In substation electromagnetic compatibility studies or insulation coordination studies it is desirable to get as accurate a representation as possible of the transients generated by faults and switching events. A method of simulating the voltage and current transients generated by a gas blast circuit breaker operation using a composite Cassie-modified Mayr model of the circuit breaker arc is described. It is demonstrated that this gives good agreement with published laboratory measurements of the circuit breaker voltage and current. The transmission line modeling method is used int the construction of the simulation algorithm of the circuit breaker circuit. A method, based on describing the circuit breaker by a transmission-line model (TLM), is used to decouple the non-linear characteristics from the rest of the network.
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Wang, R.; Demerdash, N. A.
1992-01-01
The combined magnetic vector potential - magnetic scalar potential method of computation of 3D magnetic fields by finite elements, introduced in a companion paper, is used for global 3D field analysis and machine performance computations under open-circuit and short-circuit conditions for an example 14.3 kVA modified Lundell alternator, whose magnetic field is of intrinsic 3D nature. The computed voltages and currents under these machine test conditions were verified and found to be in very good agreement with corresponding test data. Results of use of this modelling and computation method in the study of a design alteration example, in which the stator stack length of the example alternator is stretched in order to increase voltage and volt-ampere rating, are given here. These results demonstrate the inadequacy of conventional 2D-based design concepts and the imperative of use of this type of 3D magnetic field modelling in the design and investigation of such machines.
Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.
Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan
2011-06-01
Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.
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Mian, Muhammad Umer; Dennis, John Ojur; Khir, M. H. Md.; Riaz, Kashif; Iqbal, Abid; Bazaz, Shafaat A.; Tang, T. B.
2015-07-01
Pre-fabrication, behavioural and performance analysis with computer aided design (CAD) tools is a common and fabrication cost effective practice. In light of this we present a simulation methodology for a dual-mass oscillator based 3 Degree of Freedom (3-DoF) MEMS gyroscope. 3-DoF Gyroscope is modeled through lumped parameter models using equivalent circuit elements. These equivalent circuits consist of elementary components which are counterpart of their respective mechanical components, used to design and fabricate 3-DoF MEMS gyroscope. Complete designing of equivalent circuit model, mathematical modeling and simulation are being presented in this paper. Behaviors of the equivalent lumped models derived for the proposed device design are simulated in MEMSPRO T-SPICE software. Simulations are carried out with the design specifications following design rules of the MetalMUMPS fabrication process. Drive mass resonant frequencies simulated by this technique are 1.59 kHz and 2.05 kHz respectively, which are close to the resonant frequencies found by the analytical formulation of the gyroscope. The lumped equivalent circuit modeling technique proved to be a time efficient modeling technique for the analysis of complex MEMS devices like 3-DoF gyroscopes. The technique proves to be an alternative approach to the complex and time consuming couple field analysis Finite Element Analysis (FEA) previously used.
The negative differential resistance characteristics of an RC-IGBT and its equivalent circuit model
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Wenliang, Zhang; Yangjun, Zhu; Shuojin, Lu; Xiaoli, Tian
2014-02-01
A simple equivalent circuit model is proposed according to the device structure of reverse conducting insulated gate bipolar transistors (RC-IGBT). Mathematical derivation and circuit simulations indicate that this model can explain the snap-back effect (including primary snap-back effect, secondary snap-back effect, and reverse snap-back effect) and hysteresis effect perfectly.
SPICE modeling of a precise two-dimensional MOS magnetic sensor
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Abou-Elnour, Ali; Abo-Elnor, Ossama; Mohamed, Essam; Ibrahim, M.
2009-03-01
A precise two-dimensional MOS magnetic sensor is suggested and its performance is investigated. The dependence of sensor sensitivity on the device geometric parameters and on the biasing conditions is accurately determined by a twodimensional physical simulator which self-consistently solves the magnetic field equations and the carrier transport equations. From the simulation results, a modified equivalent circuit model for MOS magnetic sensor is proposed and included in SPICE model to fully analyze the operation of suggested magnetic field sensor.
Accurate dynamic power estimation for CMOS combinational logic circuits with real gate delay model.
Fadl, Omnia S; Abu-Elyazeed, Mohamed F; Abdelhalim, Mohamed B; Amer, Hassanein H; Madian, Ahmed H
2016-01-01
Dynamic power estimation is essential in designing VLSI circuits where many parameters are involved but the only circuit parameter that is related to the circuit operation is the nodes' toggle rate. This paper discusses a deterministic and fast method to estimate the dynamic power consumption for CMOS combinational logic circuits using gate-level descriptions based on the Logic Pictures concept to obtain the circuit nodes' toggle rate. The delay model for the logic gates is the real-delay model. To validate the results, the method is applied to several circuits and compared against exhaustive, as well as Monte Carlo, simulations. The proposed technique was shown to save up to 96% processing time compared to exhaustive simulation. PMID:26843974
Accurate dynamic power estimation for CMOS combinational logic circuits with real gate delay model
Fadl, Omnia S.; Abu-Elyazeed, Mohamed F.; Abdelhalim, Mohamed B.; Amer, Hassanein H.; Madian, Ahmed H.
2015-01-01
Dynamic power estimation is essential in designing VLSI circuits where many parameters are involved but the only circuit parameter that is related to the circuit operation is the nodes toggle rate. This paper discusses a deterministic and fast method to estimate the dynamic power consumption for CMOS combinational logic circuits using gate-level descriptions based on the Logic Pictures concept to obtain the circuit nodes toggle rate. The delay model for the logic gates is the real-delay model. To validate the results, the method is applied to several circuits and compared against exhaustive, as well as Monte Carlo, simulations. The proposed technique was shown to save up to 96% processing time compared to exhaustive simulation. PMID:26843974
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Nanato, N.; Otsuka, T.; Hesaka, S.; Murase, S.
2013-01-01
When a quench occurs in a superconducting magnet, excessive joule heating in normal region may damage the magnet. It is necessary to detect the quench as soon as possible and discharge magnetic energy stored in the magnet. The authors have presented a quench detection/protection system based on an active power method which detects the quench regardless of a self-inductive and mutual-inductive voltages and electromagnetic noise. In the conventional active power method, the inductive voltages are removed by cancel coils. In this paper, the authors propose a method to cancel an inductive voltage using a capacitor circuit. The quench detection/protection system becomes more precise and smaller than the conventional system through the capacitor circuit.
Modeling and optimization of ultra high speed devices and circuits
Jandaghi-Semnani, M.
1989-01-01
This thesis consists of two parts. In part one, we have developed an optimization scheme for designing submicron metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs). The scheme, which is based on the concepts of a mathematical programming problem, considers all the necessary performance and reliability issues and attempts to approach a desired set of target values. The modified pattern search method is used to implement the optimization scheme selected in this work. Simulated results have been compared with experimental data, and excellent agreement has been observed. Using the optimization scheme, a 0.6 {mu}m channel length MOSFET for possible dynamic random access memory (DRAM) applications has been designed. The other part of this thesis is devoted to the design of an ultra-fast 8 x 8-bit multiplier/accumulator circuit based on a resonant tunneling transistor (RTT) technology. The multiplier circuit has a parallel architecture and uses the carry save adder technique. The design of all the logic gates of the multiplier/accumulator circuit is based on the three logics: NAND, NOR, and NOT. The number of transistors applied in the RTT circuit is 2371, and the active chip area is about 0.30mm{sup 2}. The multiplier speed is 79 ps with an average power dissipation of 2.28 miliwatts (mW). The clock signals required for the operation of the chip are generated by a clock driver circuit which was designed by a ring oscillator and a binary counter circuit.
Goetz, S M; Pfaeffl, M; Huber, J; Singer, M; Marquardt, R; Weyh, T
2012-01-01
Magnetic stimulation pulse sources are very inflexible high-power devices. The incorporated circuit topology is usually limited to a single pulse type. However, experimental and theoretical work shows that more freedom in choosing or even designing waveforms could notably enhance existing methods. Beyond that, it even allows entering new fields of application. We propose a technology that can solve the problem. Even in very high frequency ranges, the circuitry is very flexible and is able generate almost every waveform with unrivaled accuracy. This technology can dynamically change between different pulse shapes without any reconfiguration, recharging or other changes; thus the waveform can be modified also during a high-frequency repetitive pulse train. In addition to the option of online design and generation of still unknown waveforms, it amalgamates all existing device types with their specific pulse shapes, which have been leading an independent existence in the past years. These advantages were achieved by giving up the common basis of all magnetic stimulation devices so far, i.e., the high-voltage oscillator. Distributed electronics handle the high power dividing the high voltage and the required switching rate into small portions. PMID:23366977
An improved lumped element nonlinear circuit model for a circular CMUT cell.
Kymen, Hayrettin; Atalar, Abdullah; Aydo?du, Elif; Kocaba?, Co?kun; O?uz, H Ka?an; Olum, Selim; Ozgurluk, Alper; Unlgedik, Asli
2012-08-01
This paper describes a correction and an extension in the previously published large signal equivalent circuit model for a circular capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) cell. The force model is rederived so that the energy and power is preserved in the equivalent circuit model. The model is able to predict the entire behavior of CMUT until the membrane touches the substrate. Many intrinsic properties of the CMUT cell, such as the collapse condition, collapse voltage, the voltage-displacement interrelation and the force equilibrium before and after collapse voltage in the presence of external static force, are obtained as a direct consequence of the model. The small signal equivalent circuit for any bias condition is obtained from the large signal model. The model can be implemented in circuit simulation tools and model predictions are in excellent agreement with finite element method simulations. PMID:22899125
GABAergic circuit dysfunction in the Drosophila Fragile X syndrome model
Gatto, Cheryl L.; Pereira, Daniel; Broadie, Kendal
2014-01-01
Fragile X syndrome (FXS), caused by loss of FMR1 gene function, is the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. The FMR1 protein (FMRP) translational regulator mediates activity-dependent control of synapses. In addition to the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) hyperexcitation FXS theory, the GABA theory postulates that hypoinhibition is causative for disease state symptoms. Here, we use the Drosophila FXS model to assay central brain GABAergic circuitry, especially within the Mushroom Body (MB) learning center. All 3 GABAA receptor (GABAAR) subunits are reportedly downregulated in dfmr1 null brains. We demonstrate parallel downregulation of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the rate-limiting GABA synthesis enzyme, although GABAergic cell numbers appear unaffected. Mosaic analysis with a repressible cell marker (MARCM) single-cell clonal studies show that dfmr1 null GABAergic neurons innervating the MB calyx display altered architectural development, with early underdevelopment followed by later overelaboration. In addition, a new class of extra-calyx terminating GABAergic neurons is shown to include MB intrinsic ?/? Kenyon Cells (KCs), revealing a novel level of MB inhibitory regulation. Functionally, dfmr1 null GABAergic neurons exhibit elevated calcium signaling and altered kinetics in response to acute depolarization. To test the role of these GABAergic changes, we attempted to pharmacologically restore GABAergic signaling and assay effects on the compromised MB-dependent olfactory learning in dfmr1 mutants, but found no improvement. Our results show that GABAergic circuit structure and function are impaired in the FXS disease state, but that correction of hypoinhibition alone is not sufficient to rescue a behavioral learning impairment. PMID:24423648
Circuit models and SPICE macro-models for quantum Hall effect devices
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Ortolano, Massimo; Callegaro, Luca
2015-08-01
Precise electrical measurement technology based on the quantum Hall effect is one of the pillars of modern quantum electrical metrology. Electrical networks including one or more QHE elements can be used as quantum resistance and impedance standards. The analysis of these networks allows metrologists to evaluate the effect of the inevitable parasitic parameters on their performance as standards. This paper presents a concise review of the various circuit models for QHE elements proposed in the literature, and the development of a new model. This last model is particularly suited to be employed with the analogue electronic circuit simulator SPICE. The SPICE macro-model and examples of SPICE simulations, validated by comparison with the corresponding analytical solution and/or experimental data, are provided.
Burger, Tom; Lucov, Marcela; Moritz, Regina E.; Oelschlger, Helmut H. A.; Druga, Rastislav; Burda, Hynek; Wiltschko, Wolfgang; Wiltschko, Roswitha; N?mec, Pavel
2010-01-01
The neural substrate subserving magnetoreception and magnetic orientation in mammals is largely unknown. Previous experiments have demonstrated that the processing of magnetic sensory information takes place in the superior colliculus. Here, the effects of magnetic field conditions on neuronal activity in the rodent navigation circuit were assessed by quantifying c-Fos expression. Ansell's mole-rats (Fukomys anselli), a mammalian model to study the mechanisms of magnetic compass orientation, were subjected to natural, periodically changing, and shielded magnetic fields while exploring an unfamiliar circular arena. In the undisturbed local geomagnetic field, the exploration of the novel environment and/or nesting behaviour induced c-Fos expression throughout the head direction system and the entorhinalhippocampal spatial representation system. This induction was significantly suppressed by exposure to periodically changing and/or shielded magnetic fields; discrete decreases in c-Fos were seen in the dorsal tegmental nucleus, the anterodorsal and the laterodorsal thalamic nuclei, the postsubiculum, the retrosplenial and entorhinal cortices, and the hippocampus. Moreover, in inactive animals, magnetic field intensity manipulation suppressed c-Fos expression in the CA1 and CA3 fields of the hippocampus and the dorsal subiculum, but induced expression in the polymorph layer of the dentate gyrus. These findings suggest that key constituents of the rodent navigation circuit contain populations of neurons responsive to magnetic stimuli. Thus, magnetic information may be integrated with multimodal sensory and motor information into a common spatial representation of allocentric space within this circuit. PMID:20219838
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Roldán, A.; Roldán, J. B.; Reig, C.; Cardoso, S.; Cardoso, F.; Ferreira, R.; Freitas, P. P.
2014-05-01
Full instrumentation bridges based on spin valve of giant magnetoresistance and magnetic tunnel junction devices have been microfabricated and experimentally characterized from the DC and noise viewpoint. A more realistic model of these devices was obtained in this work, an electrical and thermal model previously developed have been improved in such a way that noise effects are also included. We have implemented the model in a circuit simulator and reproduced the experimental measurements accurately. This provides a more realistic and complete tool for circuit design where magnetoresistive elements are combined with well-known complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor modules.
Roldn, A. Roldn, J. B.; Reig, C.; Cardoso, S.; Cardoso, F.; Ferreira, R.; Freitas, P. P.
2014-05-07
Full instrumentation bridges based on spin valve of giant magnetoresistance and magnetic tunnel junction devices have been microfabricated and experimentally characterized from the DC and noise viewpoint. A more realistic model of these devices was obtained in this work, an electrical and thermal model previously developed have been improved in such a way that noise effects are also included. We have implemented the model in a circuit simulator and reproduced the experimental measurements accurately. This provides a more realistic and complete tool for circuit design where magnetoresistive elements are combined with well-known complementary metaloxidesemiconductor modules.
Olcum, Selim; Yamaner, F Yalcin; Bozkurt, Ayhan; Kymen, Hayrettin; Atalar, Abdullah
2011-07-01
The collapse mode of operation of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) was shown to be a very effective way to achieve high output pressures. However, no accurate analytical or equivalent circuit model exists for understanding the mechanics and limits of the collapse mode. In this work, we develop an equivalent nonlinear electrical circuit that can accurately simulate the mechanical behavior of a CMUT with given dimensions and mechanical parameters under any large or small signal electrical excitation, including the collapse mode. The static and dynamic deflections of a plate predicted from the model are compared with finite element simulations. The equivalent circuit model can estimate the static deflection and transient behavior of a CMUT plate to within 5% accuracy. The circuit model is in good agreement with experimental results of pulse excitation applied to fabricated CMUTs. The model is suitable as a powerful design and optimization tool for collapsed and uncollapsed CMUTs. PMID:21768031
Quantum game simulator, using the circuit model of quantum computation
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Vlachos, Panagiotis; Karafyllidis, Ioannis G.
2009-10-01
We present a general two-player quantum game simulator that can simulate any two-player quantum game described by a 2×2 payoff matrix (two strategy games).The user can determine the payoff matrices for both players, their strategies and the amount of entanglement between their initial strategies. The outputs of the simulator are the expected payoffs of each player as a function of the other player's strategy parameters and the amount of entanglement. The simulator also produces contour plots that divide the strategy spaces of the game in regions in which players can get larger payoffs if they choose to use a quantum strategy against any classical one. We also apply the simulator to two well-known quantum games, the Battle of Sexes and the Chicken game. Program summaryProgram title: Quantum Game Simulator (QGS) Catalogue identifier: AEED_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEED_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 3416 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 583 553 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: Matlab R2008a (C) Computer: Any computer that can sufficiently run Matlab R2008a Operating system: Any system that can sufficiently run Matlab R2008a Classification: 4.15 Nature of problem: Simulation of two player quantum games described by a payoff matrix. Solution method: The program calculates the matrices that comprise the Eisert setup for quantum games based on the quantum circuit model. There are 5 parameters that can be altered. We define 3 of them as constant. We play the quantum game for all possible values for the other 2 parameters and store the results in a matrix. Unusual features: The software provides an easy way of simulating any two-player quantum games. Running time: Approximately 0.4 sec (Region Feature) and 0.3 sec (Payoff Feature) on a Intel Core 2 Duo GHz with 2 GB of memory under Windows XP.
Lunar magnetism. [primordial core model
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Goldstein, M. L.
1975-01-01
It is shown, for a very simple model of the moon, that the existence of a primordial core magnetic field would give rise to a present day nonzero dipole external field. In the investigation a uniformly magnetized core embedded in a permeable mantle is considered. The significance of the obtained results for the conclusions reported by Runcorn (1975) is discussed. Comments provided by Runcorn to the discussion are also presented.
Status of the Consolidation of the LHC Superconducting Magnets and Circuits
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Tock, J. Ph; Atieh, S.; Bodart, D.; Bordry, F.; Bourcey, N.; Cruikshank, P.; Dahlerup-Petersen, K.; Dalin, J. M.; Garion, C.; Musso, A.; Ostojic, R.; Perin, A.; Pojer, M.; Savary, F.; Scheuerlein, C.
2014-05-01
The first LHC long shutdown (LS1) started in February 2013. It was triggered by the need to consolidate the 13 kA splices between the superconducting magnets to allow the LHC to reach safely its design energy of 14 TeV center of mass. The final design of the consolidated splices is recalled. 1695 interconnections containing 10 170 splices have to be opened. In addition to the work on the 13 kA splices, the other interventions performed during the first long shut-down on all the superconducting circuits are described. All this work has been structured in a project, gathering about 280 persons. The opening of the interconnections started in April 2013 and consolidation works are planned to be completed by August 2014. This paper describes first the preparation phase with the building of the teams and the detailed planning of the operation. Then, it gives feedback from the worksite, namely lessons learnt and adaptations that were implemented, both from the technical and organizational points of view. Finally, perspectives for the completion of this consolidation campaign are given.
Thermal modeling of power gallium arsenide microwave integrated circuits
Webb, P.W. )
1993-05-01
Low-power Gallium Arsenide-based microwave circuits have been used for many years for frequencies higher than those possible with silicon technology. At the present time manufacturers are developing power devices for ever higher frequencies using GaAs MESFET's and heterojunction bipolar devices constructed with III-V compounds on GaAs substrates. There is also interest in integrating power devices on Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC's). A problem with the technology is the low thermal conductivity of Gallium Arsenide and this gives rise to thermal design problems which must be solved if good reliability is to be achieved. The paper uses a three-dimensional numerical simulator to study this problem and in particular examines the approximations which are possible in performing realistic assessments of the thermal resistance of typical GaAs power device structures under steady-state conditions.
Using Simple Circuits as Thermal Models for your Home
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Poynor, Adele
2015-03-01
One of the most cost effect ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home is to increase your home's insulation. But would it be better to insulate your walls or by new windows? Not all options are equally effective, nor do they have equal costs. So how can you determine which option improves your homes insulation the most? I present an analogy to simple resistor circuits that can be used by introductory students to answer these questions.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jazebi, Saeed
This thesis is a step forward toward achieving the final objective of creating a fully dual model for transformers including eddy currents and nonlinearities of the iron core using the fundamental electrical components already available in the EMTP-type programs. The model is effective for the study of the performance of transformers during power system transients. This is very important for transformer designers, because the insulation of transformers is determined with the overvoltages caused by lightning or switching operations. There are also internally induced transients that occur when a switch is actuated. For example switching actions for reconfiguration of distribution systems that offers economic advantages, or protective actions to clear faults and large short-circuit currents. Many of the smart grid concepts currently under development by many utilities rely heavily on switching to optimize resources that produce transients in the system. On the other hand, inrush currents produce mechanical forces which deform transformer windings and cause malfunction of the differential protection. Also, transformer performance under ferroresonance and geomagnetic induced currents are necessary to study. In this thesis, a physically consistent dual model applicable to single-phase two-winding transformers is proposed. First, the topology of a dual electrical equivalent circuit is obtained from the direct application of the principle of duality. Then, the model parameters are computed considering the variations of the transformer electromagnetic behavior under various operating conditions. Current modeling techniques use different topological models to represent diverse transient situations. The reversible model proposed in this thesis unifies the terminal and topological equivalent circuits. The model remains invariable for all low-frequency transients including deep saturation conditions driven from any of the two windings. The very high saturation region of the iron core magnetizing characteristic is modified with the accurate measurement of the air-core inductance. The air-core inductance is measured using a non-ideal low-power rectifier. Its dc output serves to drive the transformer into deep saturation, and its ripple provides low-amplitude variable excitation. The principal advantage of this method is its simplicity. To model the eddy current effects in the windings, a novel equivalent circuit is proposed. The circuit is derived from the principle of duality and therefore, matches the electromagnetic physical behavior of the transformer windings. It properly models the flux paths and current distribution from dc to MHz. The model is synthesized from a non-uniform concentric discretization of the windings. Concise guidelines are given to optimally calculate the width of the sub-divisions for various transient simulations. To compute the circuit parameters only information about the geometry of the windings and about their material properties is needed. The calculation of the circuit parameters does not require an iterative process. Therefore, the parameters are always real, positive, and free from convergence problems. The proposed model is tested with single-phase transformers for the calculation of magnetizing inrush currents, series ferroresonance, and Geomagnetic Induced Currents (GIC). The electromagnetic transient response of the model is compared to laboratory measurements for validation. Also, 3D finite element simulations are used to validate the electromagnetic behavior of the transformer model. Large manufacturer of transformers, power system designers, and electrical utility companies can benefit from the new model. It simplifies the design and optimization of the transformers' insulation, thereby reducing cost, and enhancing reliability of the system. The model could also be used for inrush current and differential protection studies, geomagnetic induced current studies, harmonic penetration studies, and switching transient studies.
Taylan, O.; Berberoglu, H.
2014-07-28
This paper reports the electrical characterization and an equivalent circuit of a microhollow cathode discharge (MHCD) reactor in the self-pulsing regime. A MHCD reactor was prototyped for air plasma generation, and its current-voltage characteristics were measured experimentally in the self-pulsing regime for applied voltages from 2000 to 3000?V. The reactor was modeled as a capacitor in parallel with a variable resistor. A stray capacitance was also introduced to the circuit model to represent the capacitance of the circuit elements in the experimental setup. The values of the resistor and capacitors were recovered from experimental data, and the proposed circuit model was validated with independent experiments. Experimental data showed that increasing the applied voltage increased the current, self-pulsing frequency and average power consumption of the reactor, while it decreased the peak voltage. The maximum and the minimum voltages obtained using the model were in agreement with the experimental data within 2.5%, whereas the differences between peak current values were less than 1%. At all applied voltages, the equivalent circuit model was able to accurately represent the peak and average power consumption as well as the self-pulsing frequency within the experimental uncertainty. Although the results shown in this paper was for atmospheric air pressures, the proposed equivalent circuit model of the MHCD reactor could be generalized for other gases at different pressures.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
>Oon Kheng Heong,
2013-06-01
There are various types of UWB antennas can be used to scavenge energy from the air and one of them is the printed disc monopole antenna. One of the new challenges imposed on ultra wideband is the design of a generalized antenna circuit model. It is developed in order to extract the inductance and capacitance values of the UWB antennas. In this research work, the developed circuit model can be used to represent the rectangular printed disc monopole antenna with double steps. The antenna structure is simulated with CST Microwave Studio, while the circuit model is simulated with AWR Microwave Office. In order to ensure the simulation result from the circuit model is accurate, the circuit model is also simulated using Mathlab program. The developed circuit model is found to be able to depict the actual UWB antenna. Energy harvesting from environmental wirelessly is an emerging method, which forms a promising alternative to existing energy scavenging system. The developed UWB can be used to scavenge wideband energy from electromagnetic wave present in the environment.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Taylan, O.; Berberoglu, H.
2014-07-01
This paper reports the electrical characterization and an equivalent circuit of a microhollow cathode discharge (MHCD) reactor in the self-pulsing regime. A MHCD reactor was prototyped for air plasma generation, and its current-voltage characteristics were measured experimentally in the self-pulsing regime for applied voltages from 2000 to 3000 V. The reactor was modeled as a capacitor in parallel with a variable resistor. A stray capacitance was also introduced to the circuit model to represent the capacitance of the circuit elements in the experimental setup. The values of the resistor and capacitors were recovered from experimental data, and the proposed circuit model was validated with independent experiments. Experimental data showed that increasing the applied voltage increased the current, self-pulsing frequency and average power consumption of the reactor, while it decreased the peak voltage. The maximum and the minimum voltages obtained using the model were in agreement with the experimental data within 2.5%, whereas the differences between peak current values were less than 1%. At all applied voltages, the equivalent circuit model was able to accurately represent the peak and average power consumption as well as the self-pulsing frequency within the experimental uncertainty. Although the results shown in this paper was for atmospheric air pressures, the proposed equivalent circuit model of the MHCD reactor could be generalized for other gases at different pressures.
Characteristics and computer model simulation of magnetic damping forces in maglev systems
He, J.L.; Rote, D.M.; Chen, S.S.
1994-05-01
This report discusses the magnetic damping force in electrodynamic suspension (EDS) maglev systems. The computer model simulations, which combine electrical system equations with mechanical motion equations on the basis of dynamic circuit theory, were conducted for a loop-shaped coil guideway. The intrinsic damping characteristics of the EDS-type guideway are investigated, and the negative damping phenomenon is confirmed by the computer simulations. The report also presents a simple circuit model to aid in understanding damping-force characteristics.
Magnetic reconnection models of flares
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Forbes, T. G.
1988-01-01
The most feasible energy source for solar and stellar flares is the energy stored in coronal magnetic fields. To convert a significant fraction of this energy into heat and kinetic energy in a short time requires rapid change in the topology of the magnetic fields, and hence, rapid reconnection of field lines. Recent numerical and analytical models of solar flares suggest that the magnetic energy released by reconnection drives chromospheric ablation in the flare ribbons. Simple theoretical arguments based on compressible reconnection theory predict that the temperature of the ablated plasma should be about 1.03 x 10 to the 6th B exp 0.62 K where B is the coronal magnetic field strength in Gauss.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Hai, Ling; Svensson, Olle; Isberg, Jan; Leijon, Mats
2015-04-01
There is a need to have a reliable tool to quickly assess wave energy converters (WECs). This paper explores whether it is possible to apply the equivalent electric circuit theory as an evaluation tool for point absorbing WEC system modelling. The circuits were developed starting from the force analysis, in which the hydrodynamic, mechanical, and electrical parameters were expressed by electrical components. A methodology on how to determine the parameters for electrical components has been explained. It is found that by using a multimeter, forces in the connection line and the absorbed electric power can be simulated and read directly from the electric circuit model. Finally, the circuit model has been validated against the full scale offshore experiment. The results indicated that the captured power could be predicted rather accurately and the line force could be estimated accurately near the designed working condition of the WEC.
An Equivalent Circuit Model for Electrostatic Energy Harvester utilized Energy Harvesting System
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Minami, K.; Fujita, T.; Sonoda, K.; Miwatani, N.; Kanda, K.; Maenaka, K.
2014-11-01
In this study, we report an equivalent circuit model of an electrostatic energy harvester for a SPICE circuit simulator. In order to simulate a harvesting system, the output power of the device is calculated in the simulator. The capacitance between the electrodes is obtained by FEM analysis by taking the fringing effect into account and the result is applied to a sub-circuit model for the simulator. Mechanical vibrations are converted into electricity by an equivalent circuit model of a mass-spring structure and an electrostatic energy harvester. The simulated output power and output waveform correspond with the measurement results of our electrostatic energy harvester. We also simulate the operation of a harvesting system connected with a power management IC.
Modeling magnetically driven synthetic microcapsules
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Masoud, Hassan; Alexeev, Alexander
2009-11-01
Using computer simulations and theory, we examine how to design magnetically-responsive synthetic microcapsules that able to move in a steady manner in microfluidic channels. These compliant fluid-filled capsules encompass superparamagnetic nanoparticles in their solid shells and, thereby, can be manipulated by alternating magnetic forces. To model the magnetic capsules propelled in fluid-filled microchannels, we employ a hybrid computational method for fluid-structure interactions. This method integrates the lattice Boltzmann model for the fluid dynamics and the lattice spring model for the micromechanics of solids. We show that in circulating magnetic field the capsules propel along sticky microchannel walls. The direction of capsule motion depends on the relative location of the solid surface, whereas the propulsion speed can be regulated through the wall adhesiveness, amplitude and frequency of magnetic forces, and elasticity of capsule's shell. The results indicate that such mobile fluid-filled containers could find application in lab-on-chip systems for controlled delivery of minute amounts of fluidic samples.
Superior model for fault tolerance computation in designing nano-sized circuit systems
Singh, N. S. S. Muthuvalu, M. S.; Asirvadam, V. S.
2014-10-24
As CMOS technology scales nano-metrically, reliability turns out to be a decisive subject in the design methodology of nano-sized circuit systems. As a result, several computational approaches have been developed to compute and evaluate reliability of desired nano-electronic circuits. The process of computing reliability becomes very troublesome and time consuming as the computational complexity build ups with the desired circuit size. Therefore, being able to measure reliability instantly and superiorly is fast becoming necessary in designing modern logic integrated circuits. For this purpose, the paper firstly looks into the development of an automated reliability evaluation tool based on the generalization of Probabilistic Gate Model (PGM) and Boolean Difference-based Error Calculator (BDEC) models. The Matlab-based tool allows users to significantly speed-up the task of reliability analysis for very large number of nano-electronic circuits. Secondly, by using the developed automated tool, the paper explores into a comparative study involving reliability computation and evaluation by PGM and, BDEC models for different implementations of same functionality circuits. Based on the reliability analysis, BDEC gives exact and transparent reliability measures, but as the complexity of the same functionality circuits with respect to gate error increases, reliability measure by BDEC tends to be lower than the reliability measure by PGM. The lesser reliability measure by BDEC is well explained in this paper using distribution of different signal input patterns overtime for same functionality circuits. Simulation results conclude that the reliability measure by BDEC depends not only on faulty gates but it also depends on circuit topology, probability of input signals being one or zero and also probability of error on signal lines.
Superior model for fault tolerance computation in designing nano-sized circuit systems
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Singh, N. S. S.; Asirvadam, V. S.; Muthuvalu, M. S.
2014-10-01
As CMOS technology scales nano-metrically, reliability turns out to be a decisive subject in the design methodology of nano-sized circuit systems. As a result, several computational approaches have been developed to compute and evaluate reliability of desired nano-electronic circuits. The process of computing reliability becomes very troublesome and time consuming as the computational complexity build ups with the desired circuit size. Therefore, being able to measure reliability instantly and superiorly is fast becoming necessary in designing modern logic integrated circuits. For this purpose, the paper firstly looks into the development of an automated reliability evaluation tool based on the generalization of Probabilistic Gate Model (PGM) and Boolean Difference-based Error Calculator (BDEC) models. The Matlab-based tool allows users to significantly speed-up the task of reliability analysis for very large number of nano-electronic circuits. Secondly, by using the developed automated tool, the paper explores into a comparative study involving reliability computation and evaluation by PGM and, BDEC models for different implementations of same functionality circuits. Based on the reliability analysis, BDEC gives exact and transparent reliability measures, but as the complexity of the same functionality circuits with respect to gate error increases, reliability measure by BDEC tends to be lower than the reliability measure by PGM. The lesser reliability measure by BDEC is well explained in this paper using distribution of different signal input patterns overtime for same functionality circuits. Simulation results conclude that the reliability measure by BDEC depends not only on faulty gates but it also depends on circuit topology, probability of input signals being one or zero and also probability of error on signal lines.
Single-pass beam measurements for the verification of the LHC magnetic model
Calaga, R.; Giovannozzi, M.; Redaelli, S.; Sun, Y.; Tomas, R.; Venturini-Delsolaro, W.; Zimmermann, F.
2010-05-23
During the 2009 LHC injection tests, the polarities and effects of specific quadrupole and higher-order magnetic circuits were investigated. A set of magnet circuits had been selected for detailed investigation based on a number of criteria. On or off-momentum difference trajectories launched via appropriate orbit correctors for varying strength settings of the magnet circuits under study - e.g. main, trim and skew quadrupoles; sextupole families and spool piece correctors; skew sextupoles, octupoles - were compared with predictions from various optics models. These comparisons allowed confirming or updating the relative polarity conventions used in the optics model and the accelerator control system, as well as verifying the correct powering and assignment of magnet families. Results from measurements in several LHC sectors are presented.
Tosi, Guilherme Mohiyaddin, Fahd A.; Morello, Andrea; Huebl, Hans
2014-08-15
Recent advances in silicon nanofabrication have allowed the manipulation of spin qubits that are extremely isolated from noise sources, being therefore the semiconductor equivalent of single atoms in vacuum. We investigate the possibility of directly coupling an electron spin qubit to a superconducting resonator magnetic vacuum field. By using resonators modified to increase the vacuum magnetic field at the qubit location, and isotopically purified {sup 28}Si substrates, it is possible to achieve coupling rates faster than the single spin dephasing. This opens up new avenues for circuit-quantum electrodynamics with spins, and provides a pathway for dispersive read-out of spin qubits via superconducting resonators.
SPICE equivalent circuit model of quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Rostami, A.; Maram Q, R.; Baghban, H.; Rasooli S., H.; Ghorbani, R.
2009-11-01
In this paper, we derive an equivalent circuit model for quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifier (QDSOA) by employing rate equations for electronic transitions between QD's levels and also the optical power propagation. The different parts of equivalent circuits interact together to represent the gain recovery process, saturation properties and chirp behaviour in both linear and nonlinear operation regimes of QD-SOA. The equivalent circuits are then used for SPICE simulation. We have shown that SPICE simulation results agree well with the full numerically calculated results.
New equivalent-electrical circuit model and a practical measurement method for human body impedance.
Chinen, Koyu; Kinjo, Ichiko; Zamami, Aki; Irei, Kotoyo; Nagayama, Kanako
2015-01-01
Human body impedance analysis is an effective tool to extract electrical information from tissues in the human body. This paper presents a new measurement method of impedance using armpit electrode and a new equivalent circuit model for the human body. The lowest impedance was measured by using an LCR meter and six electrodes including armpit electrodes. The electrical equivalent circuit model for the cell consists of resistance R and capacitance C. The R represents electrical resistance of the liquid of the inside and outside of the cell, and the C represents high frequency conductance of the cell membrane. We propose an equivalent circuit model which consists of five parallel high frequency-passing CR circuits. The proposed equivalent circuit represents alpha distribution in the impedance measured at a lower frequency range due to ion current of the outside of the cell, and beta distribution at a high frequency range due to the cell membrane and the liquid inside cell. The calculated values by using the proposed equivalent circuit model were consistent with the measured values for the human body impedance. PMID:26406074
2012-01-09
GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurredsuch as a downed power line or a transformer explosionfrom the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.
van den Heuvel, Odile A; Van Gorsel, Helene C; Veltman, Dick J; Van Der Werf, Ysbrand D
2013-02-01
The dorsal frontal-striatal circuit is implicated in executive functions, such as planning. The Tower of London task, a planning task, in combination with off-line low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), was used to investigate whether interfering with dorsolateral prefrontal function would modulate executive performance, mimicking dorsal frontal-striatal dysfunction as found in neuropsychiatric disorders. Eleven healthy controls (seven females; mean age 25.5 years) were entered in a cross-over design: two single-session treatments of low-frequency (1 Hz) rTMS (vs. sham rTMS) for 20 min on the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). Directly following the off-line rTMS treatment, the Tower of London task was performed during MRI measurements. The low-frequency rTMS treatment impaired performance, but only when the subjects had not performed the task before: we found a TMS condition-by-order effect, such that real TMS treatment in the first session led to significantly more errors (P = 0.032), whereas this TMS effect was not present in subjects who received real TMS in the second session. At the neural level, rTMS resulted in decreased activation during the rTMS versus sham condition in prefrontal brain regions (i.e., premotor, dorsolateral prefrontal and anterior prefrontal cortices) and visuospatial brain regions (i.e., precuneus/cuneus and inferior parietal cortex). The results show that low-frequency off-line rTMS on the DLPFC resulted in decreased task-related activations in the frontal and visuospatial regions during the performance of the Tower of London task, with a behavioral effect only when task experience is limited. PMID:22076808
Short-Term Plasticity in a Computational Model of the Tail-Withdrawal Circuit in Aplysia
Baxter, Douglas A.; Byrne, John H.
2007-01-01
The tail-withdrawal circuit of Aplysia provides a useful model system for investigating synaptic dynamics. Sensory neurons within the circuit manifest several forms of synaptic plasticity. Here, we developed a model of the circuit and investigated the ways in which depression (DEP) and potentiation (POT) contributed to information processing. DEP limited the amount of motor neuron activity that could be elicited by the monosynaptic pathway alone. POT within the monosynaptic pathway did not compensate for DEP. There was, however, a synergistic interaction between POT and the polysynaptic pathway. This synergism extended the dynamic range of the network, and the interplay between DEP and POT made the circuit responded preferentially to long-duration, low-frequency inputs. PMID:17957237
Modeling Quantum Noise for efficient testing of fault-tolerant circuits
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Puzzuoli, Daniel; Magesan, Easwar; Granade, Christopher; Cory, David
2013-05-01
Experimental implementations of quantum logic gates are affected by noise. For simple noise models and encoding schemes, threshold theorems exist which place bounds on the acceptable strength of the noise. In general, finding threshold values for an encoding scheme is a difficult task. Therefore it is desirable to simulate the performance of large encoded circuits to numerically estimate threshold values. For general circuits and noise models, these simulations quickly become intractable in the size of the encoded circuit. We introduce methods for approximating a noise process by one which allows for efficient Monte Carlo simulation of properties of encoded circuits. The approximations are as close to the original process as possible without overestimating their ability to preserve quantum information, a key property for obtaining more honest estimates of threshold values.
Quasi-Linear Vacancy Dynamics Modeling and Circuit Analysis of the Bipolar Memristor
Abraham, Isaac
2014-01-01
The quasi-linear transport equation is investigated for modeling the bipolar memory resistor. The solution accommodates vacancy and circuit level perspectives on memristance. For the first time in literature the component resistors that constitute the contemporary dual variable resistor circuit model are quantified using vacancy parameters and derived from a governing partial differential equation. The model describes known memristor dynamics even as it generates new insight about vacancy migration, bottlenecks to switching speed and elucidates subtle relationships between switching resistance range and device parameters. The model is shown to comply with Chua's generalized equations for the memristor. Independent experimental results are used throughout, to validate the insights obtained from the model. The paper concludes by implementing a memristor-capacitor filter and compares its performance to a reference resistor-capacitor filter to demonstrate that the model is usable for practical circuit analysis. PMID:25390634
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zhou, Hao-Miao; Li, Meng-Han; Liu, Hui; Cui, Xiao-Le
2015-12-01
For the converse magnetoelectric coupling effect of the piezoelectric/magnetostrictive/piezoelectric tri-layer symmetric magnetoelectric laminates, based on the nonlinear thermo-magneto-mechanical constitutive equations of the giant magnetostrictive materials and the thermo-electro-mechanical constitutive equations of the piezoelectric materials, according to Newton's second law and the magnetic circuit theorem, an equivalent circuit is established. Then an expression of the converse magnetoelectric coefficient describing nonlinear thermo-magneto-electro-mechanical coupling is established. The curve of the nonlinear converse magnetoelectric coefficient versus the bias magnetic field, is predicted effectively by the expression, and the predictions are in good agreement with the experimental result both qualitatively and quantitatively. Furthermore, the model can predict the complex influences of the bias magnetic field, the stress and the ambient temperature on the converse magnetoelectric coefficient. It can be found from these predictions that the converse magnetoelectric coefficient decreases with the increasing temperature and increases with the increasing tensile stress. Under the common effect of the ambient temperature and the stress, it is also found that the converse magnetoelectric coefficient changes sharply with the ambient temperature when the tensile stress is applied on the laminates, but it has a good stability of temperature when a large compressive stress is applied. Therefore, this work contributes to the researches on the giant converse magnetoelectric coefficient and the designs of magnetoelectric devices based on the converse magnetoelectric coupling.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Iezekiel, Stavros; Christou, Andreas
2015-03-01
Equivalent circuit models of a transistor laser are used to investigate the suitability of this relatively new device for analog microwave photonic links. The three-terminal nature of the device enables transistor-based circuit design techniques to be applied to optoelectronic transmitter design. To this end, we investigate the application of balanced microwave amplifier topologies in order to enable low-noise links to be realized with reduced intermodulation distortion and improved RF impedance matching compared to conventional microwave photonic links.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zhang, Yu; Zhao, Jiyun; Wang, Peng; Skyllas-Kazacos, Maria; Xiong, Binyu; Badrinarayanan, Rajagopalan
2015-09-01
Electrical equivalent circuit models demonstrate excellent adaptability and simplicity in predicting the electrical dynamic response of the all-vanadium redox flow battery (VRB) system. However, only a few publications that focus on this topic are available. The paper presents a comprehensive equivalent circuit model of VRB for system level analysis. The least square method is used to identify both steady-state and dynamic characteristics of VRB. The inherent features of the flow battery such as shunt current, ion diffusion and pumping energy consumption are also considered. The proposed model consists of an open-circuit voltage source, two parasitic shunt bypass circuits, a 1st order resistor-capacitor network and a hydraulic circuit model. Validated with experimental data, the proposed model demonstrates excellent accuracy. The mean-error of terminal voltage and pump consumption are 0.09 V and 0.49 W respectively. Based on the proposed model, self-discharge and system efficiency are studied. An optimal flow rate which maximizes the system efficiency is identified. Finally, the dynamic responses of the proposed VRB model under step current profiles are presented. Variables such as SOC and stack terminal voltage can be provided.
Using Simple Circuits as Thermal Models for Your Home
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Poynor, Adele
2014-02-01
In 2009, President Obama proposed an initiative to decrease our country's energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels. One key to this plan was to decrease the amount of energy used to heat and cool our homes through government incentives. The EPA estimates that the average American household spends over 1000 annually for heating and cooling. One of the most cost-effective ways of decreasing energy use in your home is to stop air penetration and increase the amount of insulation by installing insulated doors, insulated windows, and cavity wall insulation. But not all options are equally effective, nor do they have equal costs. So how can consumers determine which option improves their homes' insulation the most? In this paper, I present an analogy to simple resistor circuits that can be used by introductory students to answer this question.
An equivalent circuit model for terahertz quantum cascade lasers: Modeling and experiments
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Yao, Chen; Xu, Tian-Hong; Wan, Wen-Jian; Zhu, Yong-Hao; Cao, Jun-Cheng
2015-09-01
Terahertz quantum cascade lasers (THz QCLs) emitted at 4.4 THz are fabricated and characterized. An equivalent circuit model is established based on the five-level rate equations to describe their characteristics. In order to illustrate the capability of the model, the steady and dynamic performances of the fabricated THz QCLs are simulated by the model. Compared to the sophisticated numerical methods, the presented model has advantages of fast calculation and good compatibility with circuit simulation for system-level designs and optimizations. The validity of the model is verified by the experimental and numerical results. Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2014CB339803), the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2011AA010205), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61131006, 61321492, and 61404149), the Major National Development Project of Scientific Instrument and Equipment, China (Grant No. 2011YQ150021), the National Science and Technology Major Project, China (Grant No. 2011ZX02707), the Major Project, China (Grant No. YYYJ-1123-1), the International Collaboration and Innovation Program on High Mobility Materials Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Science and Technology, China (Grant Nos. 14530711300).
Modeling the electrochemistry of the primary circuits of light water reactors
Bertuch, A.; Macdonald, D.D.; Pang, J.; Kriksunov, L.; Arioka, K.
1994-12-31
To model the corrosion behaviors of the heat transport circuits of light water reactors, a mixed potential model (NTM) has been developed and applied to both boiling water reactors (BWRs) and pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Using the data generated by the GE/UKEA-Harwell radiolysis model, electrochemical potentials (ECPs) have been calculated for the heat transport circuits of eight BWRs operating under hydrogen water chemistry (HWC). By modeling the corrosion behaviors of these reactors, the effectiveness of HWC at limiting IGSCC and IASCC can be determined. For simulating PWR primary circuits, a chemical-radiolysis model (developed by the authors) was used to generate input parameters for the MPM. Corrosion potentials of Type 304 and 316 SSs in PWR primary environments were calculated using the NTM and were found to be in good agreement with the corrosion potentials measured in the laboratory for simulated PWR primary environments.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Behr, Ernst-Karl
A model is developed for the IGBT, which can be used on components for the simulation of power electronics circuits. The use of IGBT in a typical utilization case is examined, e.g., a quick switching pulse inverter for the control of asynchronous machines. The starting point of IGBT model production is an equivalent circuit from a bipolar transistor and from a controlling field effect transistor. The stationary behavior of the bipolar transistor is described by analytically produced nonlinear equations. Available model equations are collected in a dynamic IGBT model. New and modified processes are developed, with which all relevant IGBT parameters can be obtained by electrical measurements in simple test circuits. The validity of the developed IGBT model is demonstrated, using typical load conditions, by comparison with simulation and measurement results.
A breakdown model for the bipolar transistor to be used with circuit simulators
Keshavarz, A.A.; Raney, C.W.; Campbell, D.C.
1993-08-01
A breakdown model for the output characteristics of the bipolar transistor (bjt) has been developed. The behavioral modeling capability of PSPICE, a popular SPICE program (with Emphasis on Integrated circuits) was used to implement the macromodel. The model predicts bjt output characteristics under breakdown conditions. Experimental data was obtained to verify the macromodel. Good agreement exits between the measured and the simulated results.
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Wang, Meng-yao; Pan, Wei; Luo, Bin; Zhang, Wei-li; Zou, Xi-hua
2008-05-01
For V-shaped, thresholdless switching ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs), the impedance divider induced by the multilayer structure of FLC cells and the drive circuit play an important role in switching characteristics. In this paper, an equivalent circuit model that can be applied to conventional circuit simulators is proposed for the optical response prediction and drive circuit optimization of V-shaped FLCs. The model is improved from the original model of Moore and Travis; however, the impedance divider is taken into account, and both polar and nonpolar surface anchoring energies are considered to make the model more preferable. The model is then utilized to investigate thresholdless switching characteristics. Simulation results show that the hysteresis inversion frequency fi increases more than one thousand fold with the drive circuit and then decreases with REXT following the relation log fi = -alog REXT + b, and a (b) increases from 0.43 to 0.46 (2.46 to 2.66) as the amplitude of triangular voltage increases from 4 to 10 V, agreeing with experimental results. Also, the same optical transmissions are plotted as different coordinates, as a function of voltage dropping on liquid crystal layer and of drive voltage, and the results show that genuine V-shaped switching is only observed when the transmission is plotted as a function of drive voltage, coinciding with the model suggested by Blinov et al.
SPOCK: A SPICE based circuit code for modeling pulsed power machines
Ingermanson, R.; Parks, D.
1996-12-31
SPICE is an industry standard electrical circuit simulation code developed by the University of California at Berkeley over the last twenty years. The authors have developed a number of new SPICE devices of interest to the pulsed power community: plasma opening switches, plasma radiation sources, bremsstrahlung diodes, magnetically insulated transmission lines, explosively driven flux compressors. These new devices are integrated into SPICE using S-Cubed`s MIRIAD technology to create a user-friendly circuit code that runs on Unix workstations or under Windows NT or Windows 95. The new circuit code is called SPOCK--``S-Cubed Power Optimizing Circuit Kit.`` SPOCK allows the user to easily run optimization studies by setting up runs in which any circuit parameters can be systematically varied. Results can be plotted as 1-D line plots, 2-D contour plots, or 3-D ``bedsheet`` plots. The authors demonstrate SPOCK`s capabilities on a color laptop computer, performing realtime analysis of typical configurations of such machines as HAWK and ACE4.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Maram Q, R.; Baghban, H.; Rasooli S, H.; Ghorbani, R.; Rostami, A.
2009-10-01
In this paper, we derive an equivalent circuit model for a quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifier (QD-SOA) by employing rate equations for electronic transitions between the QD's levels and also the optical power propagation. The different parts of the equivalent circuits interact together to represent the gain recovery process, saturation properties and chirp behaviour in both linear and nonlinear operation regimes of the QD-SOA. The equivalent circuits are then used for SPICE simulation. We have also applied a control pulse to decrease the gain recovery time using the cross-gain modulation (XGM) effect, and the equivalent circuit of this source has been discussed. The Tb s-1 operation capability can be illustrated using this approach. We have shown that SPICE simulation results agree well with the full numerically calculated results.
Root, D.E.; McGinty, D.; Hughes, B.
1995-12-31
This paper presents a new approach to statistical active circuit design which unifies device parametric-based process control and non-parametric circuit simulation. Predictions of circuit sensitivity to process variation and yield-loss of circuits fabricated in two different GaAs IC processes are described. The simulations make use of measurement-based active device models which are not formulated in terms of conventional parametric statistical variables. The technique is implemented in commercially available simulation software (HP MDS).
Using circuit theory to model connectivity in ecology, evolution, and conservation.
McRae, Brad H; Dickson, Brett G; Keitt, Timothy H; Shah, Viral B
2008-10-01
Connectivity among populations and habitats is important for a wide range of ecological processes. Understanding, preserving, and restoring connectivity in complex landscapes requires connectivity models and metrics that are reliable, efficient, and process based. We introduce a new class of ecological connectivity models based in electrical circuit theory. Although they have been applied in other disciplines, circuit-theoretic connectivity models are new to ecology. They offer distinct advantages over common analytic connectivity models, including a theoretical basis in random walk theory and an ability to evaluate contributions of multiple dispersal pathways. Resistance, current, and voltage calculated across graphs or raster grids can be related to ecological processes (such as individual movement and gene flow) that occur across large population networks or landscapes. Efficient algorithms can quickly solve networks with millions of nodes, or landscapes with millions of raster cells. Here we review basic circuit theory, discuss relationships between circuit and random walk theories, and describe applications in ecology, evolution, and conservation. We provide examples of how circuit models can be used to predict movement patterns and fates of random walkers in complex landscapes and to identify important habitat patches and movement corridors for conservation planning. PMID:18959309
Xu, Xiaolun; Li, Yongqian; Wang, Binbin; Zhou, Zili
2015-10-01
The resonance characteristics of plasmonic metamaterials absorbers (PMAs) are strongly dependent on geometric parameters. A resistor-inductor-capacitor (RLC) circuit model has been extended to predict the resonance wavelengths and the bandwidths of multiple magnetic polaritons modes in PMAs. For a typical metallic-dielectric-metallic structure absorber working in the infrared region, the developed model describes the correlation between the resonance characteristics and the dimensional sizes. In particular, the RLC model is suitable for not only the fundamental resonance mode, but also for the second- and third-order resonance modes. The prediction of the resonance characteristics agrees fairly well with those calculated by the finite-difference time-domain simulation and the experimental results. The developed RLC model enables the facilitation of designing multi-band PMAs for infrared radiation detectors and thermal emitters. PMID:26421549
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ito, Mitsuyo; Koya, Yoshiharu; Mizoshiri, Isao
Presently, many of the already proposed blood circulation models are mainly partial models although they are precise models. A complete model that is a combination of these partial models are difficult to analyze because it is complicated to consider both the viscosity of blood and circulatory details at the same time. So, it is difficult to control the model parameters in order to adapt to various cases of circulatory diseases. This paper proposes a complete circulation model as a lumped electrical circuit, which is comparatively simple. In the circuit model, total blood is modeled as seven lumped capacitors, representing the functions of atriums, ventricles, arteries, veins and lungs. We regard the variation of the ventricle capacitance as the driving force of the complete circulation model. In our model, we considered only the variation of pressure between each part and the blood capacity of each part. In particular, the contraction function of the left ventricle is examined under the consideration of whole blood circulation.
A digital neurmorphic circuit for a simplified model of astrocyte dynamics.
Nazari, Soheila; Faez, Karim; Karami, Ehsan; Amiri, Mahmood
2014-10-17
Recent neurophysiologic findings have shown that astrocytes (the most abundant type of glial cells) are active partners in neural information processing and regulate the synaptic transmission dynamically. Motivated by these findings, in the present research, a digital neuromorphic circuit to implement the astrocyte dynamics is developed. To model the dynamics of the intracellular Ca(2+) waves produced by astrocytes, we utilize a simplified model which considers the main physiological pathways of neuron-astrocyte interactions. Next, a digital circuit for the astrocyte dynamic is proposed which is simulated using ModelSim and finally, it is implemented in hardware on the ZedBoard. The results of hardware synthesis, FPGA implementations are in agreement with MATLAB and ModelSim simulations and confirm that the proposed digital astrocyte is suitable for applications in reconfigurable neuromorphic devices which implement biologically brain circuits. PMID:25108256
An Advanced Time Averaging Modelling Technique for Power Electronic Circuits
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jankuloski, Goce
For stable and efficient performance of power converters, a good mathematical model is needed. This thesis presents a new modelling technique for DC/DC and DC/AC Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) converters. The new model is more accurate than the existing modelling techniques such as State Space Averaging (SSA) and Discrete Time Modelling. Unlike the SSA model, the new modelling technique, the Advanced Time Averaging Model (ATAM) includes the averaging dynamics of the converter's output. In addition to offering enhanced model accuracy, application of linearization techniques to the ATAM enables the use of conventional linear control design tools. A controller design application demonstrates that a controller designed based on the ATAM outperforms one designed using the ubiquitous SSA model. Unlike the SSA model, ATAM for DC/AC augments the system's dynamics with the dynamics needed for subcycle fundamental contribution (SFC) calculation. This allows for controller design that is based on an exact model.
Modeling Magnetic Properties in EZTB
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Lee, Seungwon; vonAllmen, Paul
2007-01-01
A software module that calculates magnetic properties of a semiconducting material has been written for incorporation into, and execution within, the Easy (Modular) Tight-Binding (EZTB) software infrastructure. [EZTB is designed to model the electronic structures of semiconductor devices ranging from bulk semiconductors, to quantum wells, quantum wires, and quantum dots. EZTB implements an empirical tight-binding mathematical model of the underlying physics.] This module can model the effect of a magnetic field applied along any direction and does not require any adjustment of model parameters. The module has thus far been applied to study the performances of silicon-based quantum computers in the presence of magnetic fields and of miscut angles in quantum wells. The module is expected to assist experimentalists in fabricating a spin qubit in a Si/SiGe quantum dot. This software can be executed in almost any Unix operating system, utilizes parallel computing, can be run as a Web-portal application program. The module has been validated by comparison of its predictions with experimental data available in the literature.
Equivalent circuit-level model and improvement of terahertz quantum cascade lasers
Wei Zhou; Shaobin Liu; Jie Wu; Xiaoliu Zhang; Wu Tang
2014-04-28
An equivalent circuit-level model of terahertz (THz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) is developed by using rate equations. This model can be employed to investigate the characteristics of THz QCLs accurately and to improve their design. We use the circuit-level model to analyse a new active structure, which can improve the performance of THz QCLs by means of enhancing carrier injection. The simulation result shows that THz QCLs with the new active structure have a much higher performance compared with conventional THz QCLs. The high-performance THz QCLs are expected to be operated at higher temperatures. (lasers)
Equivalent-Circuit Model for the TSM Resonator with a Viscoelastic Layer
BANDEY, HELEN L.; CERNOSEK, RICHARD W.; HILLMAN, A.R.; MARTIN, STEPHEN J.
1999-09-16
This paper describes a new equivalent-circuit model for the thickness shear mode resonator with a surface viscoelastic layer operating near film resonance. The electrical impedance of the film is represented by a simple three-element parallel circuit containing a resistor, a capacitor, and an inductor. These elements describe the film's viscous power dissipation, elastic energy storage, and kinetic energy storage, respectively. Resonator response comparisons between this lumped-element model and the general transmission-line model show good agreement over a range of film phase conditions and not just near film resonance.
Sakimura, N.; Nebashi, R.; Sugibayashi, T.; Natsui, M.; Hanyu, T.; Ohno, H.
2014-05-07
This paper describes the possibility of a switching upset of a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) caused by a terrestrial radiation-induced single-event-upset (SEU) current in spintronic integrated circuits. The current waveforms were simulated by using a 3-D device simulator in a basic circuit including MTJs designed using 90-nm CMOS parameters and design rules. The waveforms have a 400 -μA peak and a 200-ps elapsed time when neutron particles with a linear energy transfer value of 14 MeV cm{sup 2}/mg enter the silicon surface. The authors also found that the SEU current may cause soft errors with a probability of more than 10{sup −12} per event, which was obtained by approximate solution of the ordinary differential equation of switching probability when the intrinsic critical current (I{sub C0}) became less than 30 μA.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ohashi, Masashi; Kishii, Nobuya; Tateno, Shota
2016-04-01
We report a new highly accurate and versatile bridge-circuit-type detector that has a simple structure and demonstrates a low degree of error for measurements of thermal expansion and magnetostriction by the strain gauge method. As an example, a commercial physical property measurement system (PPMS) is combined with a compact bridge-circuit box. Thermal expansion and magnetostriction are calculated from the resistance of the bridge and bridge voltage, measured by the operation of a standard PPMS resistivity option. The performance of the new detector is demonstrated by measuring the temperature and magnetic field dependences of the strain to obtain the thermal expansion coefficient and magnetostriction of the single crystals of rare-earth compounds RAl2 (R = Dy, Tb).
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Haider, N.; Caratelli, D.; Yarovoy, A. G.
2013-01-01
A planar, directive antenna with large fractional bandwidth is introduced in this paper. A detailed discussion on the proposed antenna topology and its architecture is reported. The proposed element is a combination of a patch and a loop radiator. A proper combination of the electric field radiator (patch) with a magnetic field radiator (loop around the patch) is exploited for expanding the operational bandwidth. A parametric study is presented to investigate the effect of the antenna geometrical parameters on its performance. A general and computationally efficient procedure for extracting the antenna equivalent circuit is described and used to achieve a meaningful circuit theory-based insight into the characteristics of the radiating structure. The theoretical and experimental results are compared, and it is demonstrated that the element features over 100% fractional bandwidth, good impedance matching, and unidirectional and stable radiation patterns.
Validation of an Accurate Three-Dimensional Helical Slow-Wave Circuit Model
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Kory, Carol L.
1997-01-01
The helical slow-wave circuit embodies a helical coil of rectangular tape supported in a metal barrel by dielectric support rods. Although the helix slow-wave circuit remains the mainstay of the traveling-wave tube (TWT) industry because of its exceptionally wide bandwidth, a full helical circuit, without significant dimensional approximations, has not been successfully modeled until now. Numerous attempts have been made to analyze the helical slow-wave circuit so that the performance could be accurately predicted without actually building it, but because of its complex geometry, many geometrical approximations became necessary rendering the previous models inaccurate. In the course of this research it has been demonstrated that using the simulation code, MAFIA, the helical structure can be modeled with actual tape width and thickness, dielectric support rod geometry and materials. To demonstrate the accuracy of the MAFIA model, the cold-test parameters including dispersion, on-axis interaction impedance and attenuation have been calculated for several helical TWT slow-wave circuits with a variety of support rod geometries including rectangular and T-shaped rods, as well as various support rod materials including isotropic, anisotropic and partially metal coated dielectrics. Compared with experimentally measured results, the agreement is excellent. With the accuracy of the MAFIA helical model validated, the code was used to investigate several conventional geometric approximations in an attempt to obtain the most computationally efficient model. Several simplifications were made to a standard model including replacing the helical tape with filaments, and replacing rectangular support rods with shapes conforming to the cylindrical coordinate system with effective permittivity. The approximate models are compared with the standard model in terms of cold-test characteristics and computational time. The model was also used to determine the sensitivity of various circuit parameters including typical manufacturing dimensional tolerances and support rod permittivity. By varying the circuit parameters of an accurate model using MAFIA, these sensitivities can be computed for manufacturing concerns, and design optimization previous to fabrication, thus eliminating the need for costly experimental iterations. Several variations were made to a standard helical circuit using MAFIA to investigate the effect that variations on helical tape and support rod width, metallized loading height and support rod permittivity, have on TWT cold-test characteristics.
A new circuit model of HgCdTe photodiode for SPICE simulation of integrated IRFPA
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Saxena, Raghvendra Sahai; Saini, Navneet Kaur; Bhan, R. K.; Sharma, R. K.
2014-11-01
We propose a novel sub circuit model to simulate HgCdTe infrared photodiodes in a circuit simulator, like PSPICE. We have used two diodes of opposite polarity in parallel to represent the forward biased and the reverse biased behavior of an HgCdTe photodiode separately. We also connected a resistor in parallel with them to represent the ohmic shunt and a constant current source to represent photocurrent. We show that by adjusting the parameters in standard diode models and the resistor and current values, we could actually fit the measured data of our various HgCdTe photodiodes having different characteristics. This is a very efficient model that can be used for simulation of readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for HgCdTe IR photodiode arrays. This model also allows circuit level Monte Carlo simulation on a complete IRFPA at a single circuit simulator platform to estimate the non-uniformity for given processes of HgCdTe device fabrication and Si ROIC fabrication.
Strongly magnetized classical plasma models
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Montgomery, D.; Peyraud, J.; Dewitt, C.
1974-01-01
Discrete particle processes in the presence of a strong external magnetic field were investigated. These processes include equations of state and other equilibrium thermodynamic relations, thermal relaxation phenomena, transport properties, and microscopic statistical fluctuations in such quantities as the electric field and the charge density. Results from the equilibrium statistical mechanics of two-dimensional plasmas are discussed, along with nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of the electrostatic guiding-center plasma (a two-dimensional plasma model).
LARGE SCALE DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER MODEL OF MAIN MAGNET SYSTEM AND FREQUENCY DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS
ZHANG,W.; MARNERIS, I.; SANDBERG, J.
2007-06-25
Large accelerator main magnet system consists of hundreds, even thousands, of dipole magnets. They are linked together under selected configurations to provide highly uniform dipole fields when powered. Distributed capacitance, insulation resistance, coil resistance, magnet inductance, and coupling inductance of upper and lower pancakes make each magnet a complex network. When all dipole magnets are chained together in a circle, they become a coupled pair of very high order complex ladder networks. In this study, a network of more than thousand inductive, capacitive or resistive elements are used to model an actual system. The circuit is a large-scale network. Its equivalent polynomial form has several hundred degrees. Analysis of this high order circuit and simulation of the response of any or all components is often computationally infeasible. We present methods to use frequency decomposition approach to effectively simulate and analyze magnet configuration and power supply topologies.
A circuit model for filament eruptions and two-ribbon flares
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Martens, P. C. H.; Kuin, N. P. M.
1989-01-01
A circuit model is derived for solar filament eruptions and two-ribbon flares. In the model the filament is approximated as a line current and the current sheet as infinitely thin. The model reproduces the slow energy buildup and eruption of the filament and the energy dissipation in a current sheet at the top of postflare loops during the two-ribbon flare. The two circuits considered are that of the filament and its return current and that of the current sheet and its return current. These circuits are inductively coupled, and free energy stored in the filament in the pre-flare phase is found to be transferred to the sheet during the impulsive phase and rapidly dissipated there. In the solutions for the evolution of the filament current sheet system four phases are distinguished: (1) a slow energy buildup, (2) a 'metastable' state, (3) the eruptive phase, and (4) a postflare phase. These phases are described in detail.
Computer model for air-cooled refrigerant condensers with specified refrigerant circuiting
Ellison, R.D.; Creswick, F.A.; Fischer, S.K.; Jackson, W.L.
1981-01-01
A computer model for an air-cooled refrigerant condensor is presented; the model is intended for use in detailed design analyses or in simulation of the performance of existing heat exchangers that have complex refrigerant circuiting or unusual air-side geometries. The model relies on a tube-by-tube computational approach calculating the thermal and fluid-flow performance of each tube in the heat exchanger individually, using local temperatures and heat transfer coefficients. The refrigerant circuiting must be specified; the joining or branching of parallel circuits is accommodated using appropriate mixing expressions. Air-side heat exchange correlations may be specified so that various surface geometries can be investigated. Results of the analyses of two condensers are compared to experiment.
Analyzing the effects of post couplers in DTL tuning by the equivalent circuit model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jia, Xiao-Yu; Zheng, Shu-Xin
2013-12-01
Stabilization of the accelerating field in Drift Tube Linac(DTL) is obtained by inserting Post Couplers(PCs). On the basis of the equivalent circuit model for the DTL with and without asymmetrical PCs, stabilization is deduced quantitatively: we let ??/?0 be the relative frequency error, then we discover that the sensitivity of field to perturbation is proportional to without PCs and to ??/?0 with PCs. Then we adapt the circuit model of symmetrical PCs for the case of asymmetrical PCs. The circuit model shows how the slope of field distribution is changed by rotating the asymmetrical PCs and illustrates that the asymmetrical PCs have the same effect as the symmetrical ones in stabilization.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Valentinuzzi, M.
1973-01-01
Results of a previous metric analysis and an electronic simulation of acceleratory nystagmus are given. On this basis, a tentative mathematical model for describing acceleratory nystagmus is reported. The essential content of the model is Lorente de No's neuron circuit, to which the two-factor theory of excitation has been applied.
Step-Wise Evolution of Mental Models of Electric Circuits: A "Learning-Aloud" Case Study.
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Clement, John J.; Steinberg, Melvin S.
2002-01-01
Describes an approach to teaching complex models in science that uses a model construction cycle of generation, evaluation, and modification. Reports on a case study of a student in a tutoring experiment in the study of electric circuits. Focuses on the role of analogies, discrepant events, and the student's moments of surprise as motivators of
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Tong, Shijie
Energy storage is one of society's grand challenges for the 21st century. Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are widely used in mobile devices, transportation, and stationary energy storages due to lowering cost combined with excellent power/energy density as well as cycle durability. The need for a battery management system (BMS) arises from a demand to improve cycle life, assure safety, and optimize the full pack performance. In this work, we proposed a model based battery on-line state of charge (SoC) and state of health (SoH) estimator for LIBs. The estimator incorporates a comprehensive Equivalent Circuit Model (ECM) as reference, an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) as state observer, a Recursive Least Square (RLS) algorithm as parameter identifier, and Parameter Varying Approach (PVA) based optimization algorithms for the parameter function regressions. The developed adaptive estimator was applied to a 10kW smart grid energy storage application using retired electric vehicle batteries. The estimator exhibits a high numerical efficiency as well as an excellent accuracy in estimating SoC and SoH. The estimator also provides a novel method to optimize the correlation between battery open circuit voltage (OCV) and SoC, which further improves states estimation accuracy.
Makowiecki, Kalina; Harvey, Alan R.; Sherrard, Rachel M.
2014-01-01
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is increasingly used as a treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Although the induced field is focused on a target region during rTMS, adjacent areas also receive stimulation at a lower intensity and the contribution of this perifocal stimulation to network-wide effects is poorly defined. Here, we examined low-intensity rTMS (LI-rTMS)-induced changes on a model neural network using the visual systems of normal (C57Bl/6J wild-type, n = 22) and ephrin-A2A5−/− (n = 22) mice, the latter possessing visuotopic anomalies. Mice were treated with LI-rTMS or sham (handling control) daily for 14 d, then fluorojade and fluororuby were injected into visual cortex. The distribution of dorsal LGN (dLGN) neurons and corticotectal terminal zones (TZs) was mapped and disorder defined by comparing their actual location with that predicted by injection sites. In the afferent geniculocortical projection, LI-rTMS decreased the abnormally high dispersion of retrogradely labeled neurons in the dLGN of ephrin-A2A5−/− mice, indicating geniculocortical map refinement. In the corticotectal efferents, LI-rTMS improved topography of the most abnormal TZs in ephrin-A2A5−/− mice without altering topographically normal TZs. To investigate a possible molecular mechanism for LI-rTMS-induced structural plasticity, we measured brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the visual cortex and superior colliculus after single and multiple stimulations. BDNF was upregulated after a single stimulation for all groups, but only sustained in the superior colliculus of ephrin-A2A5−/− mice. Our results show that LI-rTMS upregulates BDNF, promoting a plastic environment conducive to beneficial reorganization of abnormal cortical circuits, information that has important implications for clinical rTMS. PMID:25100609
Information Flow through a Model of the C. elegans Klinotaxis Circuit
Izquierdo, Eduardo J.; Williams, Paul L.; Beer, Randall D.
2015-01-01
Understanding how information about external stimuli is transformed into behavior is one of the central goals of neuroscience. Here we characterize the information flow through a complete sensorimotor circuit: from stimulus, to sensory neurons, to interneurons, to motor neurons, to muscles, to motion. Specifically, we apply a recently developed framework for quantifying information flow to a previously published ensemble of models of salt klinotaxis in the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. Despite large variations in the neural parameters of individual circuits, we found that the overall information flow architecture circuit is remarkably consistent across the ensemble. This suggests structural connectivity is not necessarily predictive of effective connectivity. It also suggests information flow analysis captures general principles of operation for the klinotaxis circuit. In addition, information flow analysis reveals several key principles underlying how the models operate: (1) Interneuron class AIY is responsible for integrating information about positive and negative changes in concentration, and exhibits a strong left/right information asymmetry. (2) Gap junctions play a crucial role in the transfer of information responsible for the information symmetry observed in interneuron class AIZ. (3) Neck motor neuron class SMB implements an information gating mechanism that underlies the circuits state-dependent response. (4) The neck carries more information about small changes in concentration than about large ones, and more information about positive changes in concentration than about negative ones. Thus, not all directions of movement are equally informative for the worm. Each of these findings corresponds to hypotheses that could potentially be tested in the worm. Knowing the results of these experiments would greatly refine our understanding of the neural circuit underlying klinotaxis. PMID:26465883
Equivalent circuit of radio frequency-plasma with the transformer model.
Nishida, K; Mochizuki, S; Ohta, M; Yasumoto, M; Lettry, J; Mattei, S; Hatayama, A
2014-02-01
LINAC4 H(-) source is radio frequency (RF) driven type source. In the RF system, it is required to match the load impedance, which includes H(-) source, to that of final amplifier. We model RF plasma inside the H(-) source as circuit elements using transformer model so that characteristics of the load impedance become calculable. It has been shown that the modeling based on the transformer model works well to predict the resistance and inductance of the plasma. PMID:24593557
Transmission line circuit model of a PPy based trilayer mechanical sensor
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Khalili, Nazanin; Naguib, Hani E.; Kwon, Roy H.
2015-04-01
Many efforts have been devoted to modeling the diffusive impedance of conjugated polymer (CP) based actuators using their equivalent electrical circuits. Employing the same methodology, CP based mechanical sensors can also be treated by an equivalent transmission line circuit and their overall impedance can be modeled, correspondingly. Due to the large number of resources to study the electrical circuits, this technique is a practical tool. Therefore, in this study, an equivalent RC-circuit model including electrochemical parameters is determined to obtain a better perception of the sensing mechanism of these mechanical sensors. Conjugated polymers are capable of generating an output current or voltage upon an induced mechanical deformation or force. This observed behavior in polymer based mechanical sensors is considered as the reverse actuation process. Many outstanding properties of the conjugated polymer actuators including their light weight and biocompatibility are still retained by these sensors. Sensors with a trilayer configuration are capable of operating in air in response to a mechanically induced bending deformation. However, due to their nonlinear behavior and multivariable characteristics, it is required to propose a systematic approach in order to optimize their performance and gain the optimal values of their constituent decision variable. Therefore, the proposed mathematical model is used to define the output voltage of the PPy based mechanical sensor along with the sensitivity of the model to the applied frequency of the induced deformation. Applying a multiobjective optimization algorithm, the optimization problem was solved and the tracking ability of the proposed model was then verified.
Vazquez-Leal, H; Jimenez-Fernandez, V M; Benhammouda, B; Filobello-Nino, U; Sarmiento-Reyes, A; Ramirez-Pinero, A; Marin-Hernandez, A; Huerta-Chua, J
2014-01-01
We present a homotopy continuation method (HCM) for finding multiple operating points of nonlinear circuits composed of devices modelled by using piecewise linear (PWL) representations. We propose an adaptation of the modified spheres path tracking algorithm to trace the homotopy trajectories of PWL circuits. In order to assess the benefits of this proposal, four nonlinear circuits composed of piecewise linear modelled devices are analysed to determine their multiple operating points. The results show that HCM can find multiple solutions within a single homotopy trajectory. Furthermore, we take advantage of the fact that homotopy trajectories are PWL curves meant to replace the multidimensional interpolation and fine tuning stages of the path tracking algorithm with a simple and highly accurate procedure based on the parametric straight line equation. PMID:25184157
Vazquez-Leal, H.; Jimenez-Fernandez, V. M.; Benhammouda, B.; Filobello-Nino, U.; Sarmiento-Reyes, A.; Ramirez-Pinero, A.; Marin-Hernandez, A.; Huerta-Chua, J.
2014-01-01
We present a homotopy continuation method (HCM) for finding multiple operating points of nonlinear circuits composed of devices modelled by using piecewise linear (PWL) representations. We propose an adaptation of the modified spheres path tracking algorithm to trace the homotopy trajectories of PWL circuits. In order to assess the benefits of this proposal, four nonlinear circuits composed of piecewise linear modelled devices are analysed to determine their multiple operating points. The results show that HCM can find multiple solutions within a single homotopy trajectory. Furthermore, we take advantage of the fact that homotopy trajectories are PWL curves meant to replace the multidimensional interpolation and fine tuning stages of the path tracking algorithm with a simple and highly accurate procedure based on the parametric straight line equation. PMID:25184157
Challenges in probabilistic timing model generation in integrated circuits
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Kumar, Naresh; Bhatnagar, Parag; Agarwal, N. K.; Bhatnagar, P. S.
2016-03-01
Probabilistic or statistical timing analysis involves dealing with the delay and slew sensitivities for device or interconnects for a given parameter. With shrinking design geometries and rush to pack more components in a reduced size chip, challenges involving device location, their correlation come into play. In this paper, we discuss challenges imposed by probabilistic timing analysis specifically on the timing model characterization and take a case study to demonstrate the impact on usage of such models in P&R flow. We demonstrate that usage of such timing models can reduce pessimism up to 10% in the flow compared with standard on-chip-variation analysis.
Models for Examining Impact of Cosmic Rays on Integrated Circuits
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Atkinson, William; William J Atkinson Collaboration
2015-04-01
The Soft Error Rate (SER) produced by SEUs in microelectronic devices in near-earth orbits and in the atmosphere has been computed using a common model developed at Boeing, TSAREME. In space, TSAREME models protons, alphas, and heavy ions with atomic numbers up to 26 (iron) for GCR and peak solar flares. In the atmosphere, TSAREME computes the neutron flux fluxes produced by charged particles interacting with air molecules, accounting for magnetosphere variations with latitude. The devices include Complementary Metal on Oxide (CMOS) and Silicon on Insulator (SOI) transistors with feature sizes varying from a micron to 15 nm. Validation of model results to empirical data discussed.
An enhanced BSIM modeling framework for selfheating aware circuit design
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Schleyer, M.; Leuschner, S.; Baumgartner, P.; Mueller, J.-E.; Klar, H.
2014-11-01
This work proposes a modeling framework to enhance the industry-standard BSIM4 MOSFET models with capabilities for coupled electro-thermal simulations. An automated simulation environment extracts thermal information from model data as provided by the semiconductor foundry. The standard BSIM4 model is enhanced with a Verilog-A based wrapper module, adding thermal nodes which can be connected to a thermal-equivalent RC network. The proposed framework allows a fully automated extraction process based on the netlist of the top-level design and the model library. A numerical analysis tool is used to control the extraction flow and to obtain all required parameters. The framework is used to model self-heating effects on a fully integrated class A/AB power amplifier (PA) designed in a standard 65 nm CMOS process. The PA is driven with +30 dBm output power, leading to an average temperature rise of approximately 40 °C over ambient temperature.
Qiu, S. S.; Zhuang, G.; Zhang, M.; Xia, D. H.; Rao, B.; Zhang, X. Q.; Pan, Y.; Gentle, K.
2010-10-15
Four sets of magnetic diagnostic coils, which are printed on machinable ceramic printed circuit boards (PCB), are designed, fabricated, installed, and tested in the Joint Texas Experimental Tokamak (J-TEXT) vacuum vessel for detecting the plasma radial and vertical displacements relative to the geometric center of the vacuum vessel in Ohmic discharges. Each coordinate is determined by a pair of variable cross-section Rogowski and saddle coils, which measure the tangential and normal magnetic fields (relative to the coil surface). These coils are suitable for mass production and offer advantages in vacuum compatibility and temperature tolerance that are important for J-TEXT. Position measurements using PCB coils are compared with those from soft x-ray image system and match the position well.
Threshold flux-controlled memristor model and its equivalent circuit implementation
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Wu, Hua-Gan; Bao, Bo-Cheng; Chen, Mo
2014-11-01
Modeling a memristor is an effective way to explore the memristor properties due to the fact that the memristor devices are still not commercially available for common researchers. In this paper, a physical memristive device is assumed to exist whose ionic drift direction is perpendicular to the direction of the applied voltage, upon which, corresponding to the HP charge-controlled memristor model, a novel threshold flux-controlled memristor model with a window function is proposed. The fingerprints of the proposed model are analyzed. Especially, a practical equivalent circuit of the proposed model is realized, from which the corresponding experimental fingerprints are captured. The equivalent circuit of the threshold memristor model is appropriate for various memristors based breadboard experiments.
Modeling and simulation of magnetic nanoparticle sensor.
Makiranta, Jarkko; Lekkala, Jukka
2005-01-01
Sensitivity and detection limit of a magnetic nanoparticle sensor is modeled and simulated. A micro coil generates an alternating magnetic field which excites magnetic nanoparticles in its vicinity. A concentric sensing coil applies Faraday's law of induction measuring the excited magnetization of the magnetic particles at high frequency. A differential measurement compensates disturbances and the influence of the driving microcoil leaving only the signal caused by the magnetic particles. The sensing system can be used for detection of magnetic nanoparticle labels in immunological point of care diagnostics. The paper shows simulation results for a microcoil system capable of detecting a single superparamagnetic nanoparticle. PMID:17282422
Modeling magnetization curves in magnetic thin films with striped patterns.
Di Pietro Martínez, M; Milano, J; Eddrief, M; Marangolo, M; Bustingorry, S
2016-04-01
In this work, we study magnetic thin films presenting magnetic stripe patterns. A fingerprint of such domains is a linear behavior of the in-plane magnetization curves below a given saturation field. We present free energy models for the in-plane magnetization curves which permit us to extract key geometrical information about the stripe patterns, such as the maximum canted angle of the magnetization and the domain wall width. As an example, we discuss in this work magnetization curves for Fe1-x Ga x magnetic films which present a stripe pattern with a period of 160 nm and we found a typical maximum canted angle of [Formula: see text] and a domain wall width around 30 nm. PMID:26941191
Linear and nonlinear equivalent circuit modeling of CMUTs.
Lohfink, Annette; Eccardt, Peter-Christian
2005-12-01
Using piston radiator and plate capacitance theory capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers (CMUT) membrane cells can be described by one-dimensional (1-D) model parameters. This paper describes in detail a new method, which derives a 1-D model for CMUT arrays from finite-element methods (FEM) simulations. A few static and harmonic FEM analyses of a single CMUT membrane cell are sufficient to derive the mechanical and electrical parameters of an equivalent piston as the moving part of the cell area. For an array of parallel-driven cells, the acoustic parameters are derived as a complex mechanical fluid impedance, depending on the membrane shape form. As a main advantage, the nonlinear behavior of the CMUT can be investigated much easier and faster compared to FEM simulations, e.g., for a design of the maximum applicable voltage depending on the input signal. The 1-D parameter model allows an easy description of the CMUT behavior in air and fluids and simplifies the investigation of wave propagation within the connecting fluid represented by FEM or transmission line matrix (TLM) models. PMID:16463483
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Courey, Karim; Wright, Clara; Asfour, Shihab; Onar, Arzu; Bayliss, Jon; Ludwig, Larry
2009-01-01
In this experiment, an empirical model to quantify the probability of occurrence of an electrical short circuit from tin whiskers as a function of voltage was developed. This empirical model can be used to improve existing risk simulation models. FIB and TEM images of a tin whisker confirm the rare polycrystalline structure on one of the three whiskers studied. FIB cross-section of the card guides verified that the tin finish was bright tin.
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Figueiredo, Rafael C.; Ribeiro, Napoleão S.; Gallep, Cristiano M.; Conforti, Evandro
2015-11-01
We propose an equivalent circuit modeling for a chip-on-carrier and for two encapsulated semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). The models include main parasitic leaks and were used in reflection and transmission simulations, showing good agreement with experimental data. The model for each SOA is validated, comparing the simulated results with experimental data from SOAs operating as high-speed electro-optical switches, reaching rise times below 200 ps.
Mental Models of Elementary and Middle School Students in Analyzing Simple Battery and Bulb Circuits
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Jabot, Michael; Henry, David
2007-01-01
Written assessment items were developed to probe students' understanding of a variety of direct current (DC) resistive electric circuit concepts. The items were used to explore the mental models that grade 3-8 students use in explaining the direction of electric current and how electric current is affected by different configurations of simple…
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
1976-01-01
Assumptions made and techniques used in modeling the power network to the 480 volt level are discussed. Basic computational techniques used in the short circuit program are described along with a flow diagram of the program and operational procedures. Procedures for incorporating network changes are included in this user's manual.
Surface-Charge-Based Micro-Models--A Solid Foundation for Learning about Direct Current Circuits
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Hirvonen, P. E.
2007-01-01
This study explores how the use of a surface-charge-based instructional approach affects introductory university level students' understanding of direct current (dc) circuits. The introduced teaching intervention includes electrostatics, surface-charge-based micro-models that explain the existence of an electric field inside the current-carrying
Mental Models of Elementary and Middle School Students in Analyzing Simple Battery and Bulb Circuits
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Jabot, Michael; Henry, David
2007-01-01
Written assessment items were developed to probe students' understanding of a variety of direct current (DC) resistive electric circuit concepts. The items were used to explore the mental models that grade 3-8 students use in explaining the direction of electric current and how electric current is affected by different configurations of simple
Surface-Charge-Based Micro-Models--A Solid Foundation for Learning about Direct Current Circuits
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Hirvonen, P. E.
2007-01-01
This study explores how the use of a surface-charge-based instructional approach affects introductory university level students' understanding of direct current (dc) circuits. The introduced teaching intervention includes electrostatics, surface-charge-based micro-models that explain the existence of an electric field inside the current-carrying…
Stress and Rodent Models of Drug Addiction: Role of VTA-Accumbens-PFC-Amygdala Circuit
Yap, Jasmine J.; Miczek, Klaus A.
2009-01-01
Stress can trigger, intensify, and prolong drug consumption, as well as reinstate previously extinguished drug-taking behavior by directly impacting a neural circuit often referred to as a reward pathways. Animal models of drug abuse have been used to understand these neural circuits mediating stress-induced drug intake and relapse through examination of cellular and subcellular molecular mechanisms. Several types of intermittent stressors have been shown to induce cross-sensitization to psychomotor stimulants, enhance conditioned place preference under most conditions, increase self-administration of cocaine and amphetamine and induce reinstatement of heroin and cocaine seeking via activation of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system. PMID:20016773
Yang, Shaolin; Ajilore, Olusola; Wu, Minjie; Lamar, Melissa; Kumar, Anand
2015-01-01
Previous research has shown that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with white matter microstructural changes, cognitive impairment, and decreased resting-state functional connectivity and spontaneous brain activity. This study used magnetization transfer imaging to examine, for the first time, the integrity of macromolecular protein pools in fronto-striato-thalamic circuits and its clinical and cognitive correlates in patients with T2DM. T2DM patients without mood disorders (n = 20, aged 65.05 11.95 years) and healthy control subjects (HCs; n = 26, aged 62.92 12.71 years) were recruited. Nodes of fronto-striato-thalamic circuits-head of the caudate nucleus (hCaud), putamen, globus pallidus, thalamus-and four cortical regions-rostral and dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, and lateral orbitofrontal cortex-were examined. Compared with HCs, patients with T2DM had significantly lower magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) in bilateral anterior cingulate and hCaud. Reduced MTRs in the above regions showed correlations with T2DM-related clinical measures, including hemoglobin A1c level and vascular risk factors, and neuropsychological task performance in the domains of learning and memory, executive function, and attention and information processing. The impaired biophysical integrity of brain macromolecular protein pools and their local microenvironments in T2DM patients may provide insights into the neurological pathophysiology underlying diabetes-associated clinical and cognitive deficits. PMID:25092675
Fast Simulation Technique of Plane Circuits via Two-Layer CNN-Based Modeling
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Tanji, Yuichi; Asai, Hideki; Oda, Masayoshi; Nishio, Yoshifumi; Ushida, Akio
A fast time-domain simulation technique of plane circuits via two-layer Cellular Neural Network (CNN) -based modeling, which is necessary for power/signal integrity evaluation in VLSIs, printed circuit boards, and packages, is presented. Using the new notation expressed by the two-layer CNN, 1,553 times faster simulation is achieved, compared with Berkeley SPICE (ngspice). In CNN community, CNNs are generally simulated by explicit numerical integration such as the forward Euler and Runge-Kutta methods. However, since the two-layer CNN is a stiff circuit, we cannot analyze it by using an explicit numerical integration method. Hence, to analyze the two-layer CNN and reduce the computational cost, the leapfrog method is introduced. This procedure would open an application of CNN to electronic design automation area.
NeuroGPS: automated localization of neurons for brain circuits using L1 minimization model
Quan, Tingwei; Zheng, Ting; Yang, Zhongqing; Ding, Wenxiang; Li, Shiwei; Li, Jing; Zhou, Hang; Luo, Qingming; Gong, Hui; Zeng, Shaoqun
2013-01-01
Drawing the map of neuronal circuits at microscopic resolution is important to explain how brain works. Recent progresses in fluorescence labeling and imaging techniques have enabled measuring the whole brain of a rodent like a mouse at submicron-resolution. Considering the huge volume of such datasets, automatic tracing and reconstruct the neuronal connections from the image stacks is essential to form the large scale circuits. However, the first step among which, automated location the soma across different brain areas remains a challenge. Here, we addressed this problem by introducing L1 minimization model. We developed a fully automated system, NeuronGlobalPositionSystem (NeuroGPS) that is robust to the broad diversity of shape, size and density of the neurons in a mouse brain. This method allows locating the neurons across different brain areas without human intervention. We believe this method would facilitate the analysis of the neuronal circuits for brain function and disease studies. PMID:23546385
Quantitative modeling of planetary magnetospheric magnetic fields
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Walker, R. J.
1979-01-01
Three new quantitative models of the earth's magnetospheric magnetic field have recently been presented: the Olson-Pfitzer model, the Tsyganenko model, and the Voigt model. The paper reviews these models in some detail with emphasis on the extent to which they have succeeded in improving on earlier models. The models are compared with the observed field in both magnitude and direction. Finally, the application to other planetary magnetospheres of the techniques used to model the earth's magnetospheric magnetic field is briefly discussed.
Computer circuit analysis of induced currents in the MFTF-B magnet system
Magnuson, G.D.; Woods, E.L.
1981-10-23
An analysis was made of the induced current behavior of the MFTF-B magnet system. Although the magnet system consists of 22 coils, because of its symmetry we considered only 11 coils in the analysis. Various combinations of the coils were dumped either singly or in groups, with the current behavior in all magnets calculated as a function of time after initiation of the dump.
A simple integrated circuit model of propagation along an excitable axon
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Bunton, P. H.; Henry, W. P.; Wikswo, J. P.
1996-05-01
We present a simple integrated circuit model of an excitable nerve axon based on a rotating switch. The heart of the circuit consists of two integrated circuitsa dual rotating switch and a quad comparator. Both the passive and active response of a segment of axon membrane are modeled. A single segment exhibits passive cable behavior up to a threshold voltage. Once threshold is reached, the segment ``fires,'' i.e., currents representative of sodium and potassium depolarizing and repolarizing currents flow sequentially. Furthermore, successive segments have been connected to model an extended section of excitable axon. A linear array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) connected to each segment allows the voltage on that segment to be visibly monitored. When mounted as a two-dimensional LED array, this results in a ``spatial oscilloscope'' which shows the action potential propagating along the axon. The circuit could serve as a teaching tool for both the biophysics of nerve signal propagation and for electronics. It has the virtue of being relatively simple to understand as it is based on a rotating switch.
A resonance shear force rheometer modeled as simple oscillating circuit
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Dushkin, Ceco D.; Kurihara, Kazue
1998-05-01
A novel resonance method for studying the viscoelasticity of very thin liquid films and elastic materials is developed using a shear force apparatus. The shear stress created by an oscillating piezo unit attached to leaf springs is recorded as the lateral displacement by capacitance probe. The oscillation frequency is varied around the resonance frequency of the mechanical system in order to trace the amplitude and the phase of the resonance peak. Two reference states are obtained: the resonance of free oscillations in air and one under constrain introduced by the cantilever spring in contact with the shear mechanical unit. The presence of a liquid film changes these resonance states depending on the film thickness and the cantilever load. A simple mechanical model is proposed entrapping the contribution of different parts in effective spring, mass, and damping constants. The model separates the effect of the liquid film from the background oscillation of the mechanical parts. The method is applied here to investigate the elastic contact between two solid surfaces.
Haberl, Matthias G; Zerbi, Valerio; Veltien, Andor; Ginger, Melanie; Heerschap, Arend; Frick, Andreas
2015-11-01
Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common inherited form of intellectual disability disorder and a frequent cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is characterized by a high prevalence of sensory symptoms. Perturbations in the anatomical connectivity of neocortical circuits resulting in their functional defects have been hypothesized to contribute to the underlying etiology of these disorders. We tested this idea by probing alterations in the functional and structural connectivity of both local and long-ranging neocortical circuits in the Fmr1 (-/y) mouse model of FXS. To achieve this, we combined in vivo ultrahigh-field diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, and viral tracing approaches in adult mice. Our results show an anatomical hyperconnectivity phenotype for the primary visual cortex (V1), but a disproportional low connectivity of V1 with other neocortical regions. These structural data are supported by defects in the structural integrity of the subcortical white matter in the anterior and posterior forebrain. These anatomical alterations might contribute to the observed functional decoupling across neocortical regions. We therefore identify FXS as a "connectopathy," providing a translational model for understanding sensory processing defects and functional decoupling of neocortical areas in FXS and ASD. PMID:26702437
Haberl, Matthias G.; Zerbi, Valerio; Veltien, Andor; Ginger, Melanie; Heerschap, Arend; Frick, Andreas
2015-01-01
Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common inherited form of intellectual disability disorder and a frequent cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is characterized by a high prevalence of sensory symptoms. Perturbations in the anatomical connectivity of neocortical circuits resulting in their functional defects have been hypothesized to contribute to the underlying etiology of these disorders. We tested this idea by probing alterations in the functional and structural connectivity of both local and long-ranging neocortical circuits in the Fmr1?/y mouse model of FXS. To achieve this, we combined in vivo ultrahigh-field diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, and viral tracing approaches in adult mice. Our results show an anatomical hyperconnectivity phenotype for the primary visual cortex (V1), but a disproportional low connectivity of V1 with other neocortical regions. These structural data are supported by defects in the structural integrity of the subcortical white matter in the anterior and posterior forebrain. These anatomical alterations might contribute to the observed functional decoupling across neocortical regions. We therefore identify FXS as a connectopathy, providing a translational model for understanding sensory processing defects and functional decoupling of neocortical areas in FXS and ASD. PMID:26702437
Middle school students' mental models of magnets and magnetism
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Sederberg, David
The purpose of this study was to conduct a detailed analysis of students' mental models across three themes related to magnetism: what magnets are, what it means to be magnetized, and how magnetic interactions occur. Mental models are organized collections of conceptions, run in one's mind, to help understand the world (Johnson-Laird, 1983). They also provide the learner a means to organize concepts in a way to help understand the world or to explain it to others (Clement & Sarama, 2004; Harrison & Treagust, 1996). While there has been considerable prior research documenting students' conceptions related to magnetism, the majority of the studies comprising this informative and valuable body of work has been confined to specific concepts at points in time. Comparatively, few studies have examined how students make sense of multiple concepts relating to magnetism and how the sophistication and explanatory power of their mental models comprised of these concepts change with instruction. Using an interpretive research design, the goal here was not to count concepts or individuals' representations of them, but rather to qualitatively search for patterns in representations of students' conceptions and lines of reasoning that are indicative of broader interpretations of experience (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) - students' mental models relating to magnetism. Using a variety of methods of elicitation, including free response items prior to and throughout instruction and semi-structured interviews, I identified five categories of concepts from which students constructed their mental models: (1) material-based properties; (2) two-sidedness; (3) internal features; (4) organization; and (5) external spatial features. Analysis of the representation of concepts among these categories yielded five levels of mental models based on model sophistication and ability to explain magnetic phenomena across diverse contexts. Results suggested that through explicitly scaffolded instruction based on a small number of fundamental principles, 8th grade students were able to construct level-appropriate microscale-based mental models of magnetic phenomena.
The development of a thermal analysis model builder for a printed circuit board
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Glaser, Stephen J.
1991-09-01
The Naval Postgraduate School possesses software designed to perform thermal analysis of electronic components. At the core of this package is a model builder whose purpose is to generate a thermal model for use in steady state and transient thermal analyzers. The current version of the model builder requires excessive amounts of time for data input and model verification. This thesis describes the development of a model builder specifically designed to reduce the time required to model a printed circuit board containing up to four copper layers.
Circuit model of the ITER-like antenna for JET and simulation of its control algorithms
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Durodié, Frédéric; Dumortier, Pierre; Helou, Walid; Křivská, Alena; Lerche, Ernesto
2015-12-01
The ITER-like Antenna (ILA) for JET [1] is a 2 toroidal by 2 poloidal array of Resonant Double Loops (RDL) featuring in-vessel matching capacitors feeding RF current straps in conjugate-T manner, a low impedance quarter-wave impedance transformer, a service stub allowing hydraulic actuator and water cooling services to reach the aforementioned capacitors and a 2nd stage phase-shifter-stub matching circuit allowing to correct/choose the conjugate-T working impedance. Toroidally adjacent RDLs are fed from a 3dB hybrid splitter. It has been operated at 33, 42 and 47MHz on plasma (2008-2009) while it presently estimated frequency range is from 29 to 49MHz. At the time of the design (2001-2004) as well as the experiments the circuit models of the ILA were quite basic. The ILA front face and strap array Topica model was relatively crude and failed to correctly represent the poloidal central septum, Faraday Screen attachment as well as the segmented antenna central septum limiter. The ILA matching capacitors, T-junction, Vacuum Transmission Line (VTL) and Service Stubs were represented by lumped circuit elements and simple transmission line models. The assessment of the ILA results carried out to decide on the repair of the ILA identified that achieving routine full array operation requires a better understanding of the RF circuit, a feedback control algorithm for the 2nd stage matching as well as tighter calibrations of RF measurements. The paper presents the progress in modelling of the ILA comprising a more detailed Topica model of the front face for various plasma Scrape Off Layer profiles, a comprehensive HFSS model of the matching capacitors including internal bellows and electrode cylinders, 3D-EM models of the VTL including vacuum ceramic window, Service stub, a transmission line model of the 2nd stage matching circuit and main transmission lines including the 3dB hybrid splitters. A time evolving simulation using the improved circuit model allowed to design and simulate the effectiveness of a feedback control algorithm for the 2nd stage matching and demonstrates the simultaneous matching and control of the 4 RDLs: 11 feedback loops control 21 actuators (8 capacitors, 4 phase shifters and 4 stubs for the 2nd stage matching, 4 main phase shifters controlling of the toroidal phasing and the electronically controlled phase between RF sources feeding top and bottom parts of the array and determines the poloidal phasing of the array which is solved explicitly at each time step) on (simulated) ELMy plasmas.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Brand, Jonathan; Zhang, Zheming; Agarwal, Ramesh K.
2014-02-01
A simple but reasonably accurate battery model is required for simulating the performance of electrical systems that employ a battery for example an electric vehicle, as well as for investigating their potential as an energy storage device. In this paper, a relatively simple equivalent circuit based model is employed for modeling the performance of a battery. A computer code utilizing a multi-objective genetic algorithm is developed for the purpose of extracting the battery performance parameters. The code is applied to several existing industrial batteries as well as to two recently proposed high performance batteries which are currently in early research and development stage. The results demonstrate that with the optimally extracted performance parameters, the equivalent circuit based battery model can accurately predict the performance of various batteries of different sizes, capacities, and materials. Several test cases demonstrate that the multi-objective genetic algorithm can serve as a robust and reliable tool for extracting the battery performance parameters.
Equivalent-Circuit Model for the TSM Reasonator with a Viscoeleastic Film Near Film Resonance
Bandey, H.L; Cernosek, R.W.; Hillman, A.R.; Martin, S.J.
1999-06-07
A new equivalent-circuit model for the thickness shear mode resonator with a surface viscoelastic layer will be described. This model is valid only in the vicinity of a film resonance but is a reasonable approximation away from resonance. A simple resonant parallel circuit containing a resistor, a capacitor, and an inductor represents the electrical impedance of the film. These elements describe the film's viscous power dissipation, elastic energy storage, and kinetic energy storage, respectively. Resonator response comparisons between this lumped- element model and the general transmission-line model show good agreement over a range of film phase conditions and not just near film resonance. Under certain conditions, it will be shown that two peaks in the admittance magnitude are observed for operation at film resonance.
Yang, Zhijun; Cameron, Katherine; Lewinger, William; Webb, Barbara; Murray, Alan
2012-03-01
Animals such as stick insects can adaptively walk on complex terrains by dynamically adjusting their stepping motion patterns. Inspired by the coupled Matsuoka and resonate-and-fire neuron models, we present a nonlinear oscillation model as the neuromorphic central pattern generator (CPG) for rhythmic stepping pattern generation. This dynamic model can also be used to actuate the motoneurons on a leg joint with adjustable driving frequencies and duty cycles by changing a few of the model parameters while operating such that different stepping patterns can be generated. A novel mixed-signal integrated circuit design of this dynamic model is subsequently implemented, which, although simplified, shares the equivalent output performance in terms of the adjustable frequency and duty cycle. Three identical CPG models being used to drive three joints can make an arthropod leg of three degrees of freedom. With appropriate initial circuit parameter settings, and thus suitable phase lags among joints, the leg is expected to walk on a complex terrain with adaptive steps. The adaptation is associated with the circuit parameters mediated both by the higher level nervous system and the lower level sensory signals. The model is realized using a 0.3- complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor process and the results are reported. PMID:24808545
Bayesian Stable Mixture Model of State Densities of Generalized Chua's Circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Savaci, F. Acar; Yilmaz, Serpil
In this paper, the probability density functions (PDFs) of the states of Generalized Chua's Circuit (GCC) have been modeled by Finite Mixture ?-Stable (FM?S) distributions which is a Bayesian mixture model of ?-stable distributions and it provides semiparametric characterization for the distributions of multiscroll chaotic attractors. Fully Bayesian approach has been applied to estimate the mixture parameters of multimodal distributions corresponding to the multiscroll chaotic attractors.
A Demonstration Model of Magnetic Resonance
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Sandhu, H. S.; Peemoeller, H.
1974-01-01
Describes a simple and inexpensive model to demonstrate the pulsed magnetic resonance phenomenon. Gives the details of construction of the device which can provide a direct demonstration of the precessional motion of a magnetic moment in a steady magnetic field. (Author/GS)
Modeling for infrared readout integrated circuit based on Verilog-A
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wang, Xiao; Shi, Zelin
2015-04-01
Infrared detectors are the core of infrared imaging systems, while readout integrated circuits are the key components of detectors. In order to grasp the performance of circuits quickly and accurately, a method of circuit modeling using Verilog-A language is proposed, which present a behavioral simulation model for the ROIC. At first, a typical capacitor trans-impedance amplifier(CTIA) ROIC unit is showed, then the two essential parts of it,operational amplifier and switch are modeled on behavioral level. The op amp model concludes these non-ideal factors, such as finite gain-bandwidth product, input and output offset, output resistance and so on. Non-deal factors that affect switches are considered in the switch behavioral model, such as rise and fall time, on-resistance and so on. At last time-domain modeling method for noise is presented, which is compared with the classical frequency domain method for difference. The analysis results shows that in the situation that noise interested bandwidth(NIBW) is more than 5MHz, the difference between the two methods leads to less than 1% if the sample rate of noise is larger 4 times of the NIBW
SiC JFET Transistor Circuit Model for Extreme Temperature Range
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Neudeck, Philip G.
2008-01-01
A technique for simulating extreme-temperature operation of integrated circuits that incorporate silicon carbide (SiC) junction field-effect transistors (JFETs) has been developed. The technique involves modification of NGSPICE, which is an open-source version of the popular Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) general-purpose analog-integrated-circuit-simulating software. NGSPICE in its unmodified form is used for simulating and designing circuits made from silicon-based transistors that operate at or near room temperature. Two rapid modifications of NGSPICE source code enable SiC JFETs to be simulated to 500 C using the well-known Level 1 model for silicon metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). First, the default value of the MOSFET surface potential must be changed. In the unmodified source code, this parameter has a value of 0.6, which corresponds to slightly more than half the bandgap of silicon. In NGSPICE modified to simulate SiC JFETs, this parameter is changed to a value of 1.6, corresponding to slightly more than half the bandgap of SiC. The second modification consists of changing the temperature dependence of MOSFET transconductance and saturation parameters. The unmodified NGSPICE source code implements a T(sup -1.5) temperature dependence for these parameters. In order to mimic the temperature behavior of experimental SiC JFETs, a T(sup -1.3) temperature dependence must be implemented in the NGSPICE source code. Following these two simple modifications, the Level 1 MOSFET model of the NGSPICE circuit simulation program reasonably approximates the measured high-temperature behavior of experimental SiC JFETs properly operated with zero or reverse bias applied to the gate terminal. Modification of additional silicon parameters in the NGSPICE source code was not necessary to model experimental SiC JFET current-voltage performance across the entire temperature range from 25 to 500 C.
Total dose and dose rate models for bipolar transistors in circuit simulation.
Campbell, Phillip Montgomery; Wix, Steven D.
2013-05-01
The objective of this work is to develop a model for total dose effects in bipolar junction transistors for use in circuit simulation. The components of the model are an electrical model of device performance that includes the effects of trapped charge on device behavior, and a model that calculates the trapped charge densities in a specific device structure as a function of radiation dose and dose rate. Simulations based on this model are found to agree well with measurements on a number of devices for which data are available.
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Hart, Christina
2008-11-01
Models are important both in the development of physics itself and in teaching physics. Historically, the consensus models of physics have come to embody particular ontological assumptions and epistemological commitments. Educators have generally assumed that the consensus models of physics, which have stood the test of time, will also work well as teaching models, and for many topics this assumption is at least unproblematic and in many cases productive. However, in the case of electric circuits the consensus models are highly abstract and consequently inaccessible to beginning learners. Certain historically derived analogues for the consensus models are accepted in texts, but these are demonstrably ineffective for helping learners grasp the fundamental concepts of electric circuits. While awareness of other models circulates informally in the teaching community, these are not well documented in the science education literature and rarely referred to in authoritative texts, possibly because the models do not share the ontological assumptions and epistemological commitments that characterise consensus models. Consequently these models have not been subjected to a disciplined critique of their effectiveness for teaching purposes. In this paper I use criteria drawn from the science education literature to reflect on why I have found particular models valuable in teaching electric circuits. These criteria contrast with the epistemological and ontological features that characterise the consensus models of science, and my reflection leads me to attend explicitly to the ways in which meanings are created within physics. This suggests that all models, whether consensus models or not, can be used more knowingly for important educational ends.
Pulsed magnetic field measurement using a ferrite waveguide in a phase bridge circuit
William A Pellico and Patrick Colestock
2002-07-01
There are several standard methods used for measuring pulsed magnetic fields. However the induction or Hall probe methods have limited bandwidth and experience reflection problems. The integrated magnetic field can only be found by measuring along the entire length of the magnet. Problems with reflections, noise and bandwidth will limit the accuracy of measurement. Presented in the following paper is a method for measuring pulsed fields without the typical noise errors and bandwidth limitations. This paper will describe a phase bridge network that relies upon the permeability of a ferrite waveguide to accurately measure the integrated field of a Main Injector kicker magnet. The authors present some data taken with the system, a first pass at the analysis of this data, and discuss some possible design variations.
Spin Circuit Model for Spin Orbit Torques in 2D Channels
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Hong, Seokmin
2015-03-01
Recently, the unique coupling between charge and spin in topological insulators has been explored through various types of electrical measurements, which could have interesting applications. In this talk, we present a spin circuit model for spin orbit torques in topological insulator surface states and other 2D channels. We show with a simple example that results from the circuit model agree well with those obtained from nonequilibrium Green's function (NEGF) based quantum transport simulation. Some predictions of our model have already received experimental support and we hope this model can provide a unifying framework that can be used to critically evaluate experimental results, to explore new types of devices as well as to answer fundamental questions regarding these materials. The model for spin-orbit torques described here can be incorporated into a broader spin-circuit approach which, we believe, provides a natural platform for multi-physics, multi-component spintronic devices. This work was supported by FAME, a Semiconductor Research Corporation program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA.
Coupling in the cortico-basal ganglia circuit is aberrant in the ketamine model of schizophrenia.
Cordon, Ivan; Nicols, Mara Jess; Arrieta, Sandra; Lopetegui, Eneko; Lpez-Azcrate, Jon; Alegre, Manuel; Artieda, Julio; Valencia, Miguel
2015-08-01
Recent studies have suggested the implication of the basal ganglia in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. To investigate this hypothesis, here we have used the ketamine model of schizophrenia to determine the oscillatory abnormalities induced in the rat motor circuit of the basal ganglia. The activity of free moving rats was recorded in different structures of the cortico-basal ganglia circuit before and after an injection of a subanesthesic dose of ketamine (10mg/kg). Spectral estimates of the oscillatory activity, phase-amplitude cross-frequency coupling interactions (CFC) and imaginary event-related coherence together with animals? behavior were analyzed. Oscillatory patterns in the cortico-basal ganglia circuit were highly altered by the effect of ketamine. CFC between the phases of low-frequency activities (delta, 1-4; theta 4-8Hz) and the amplitude of high-gamma (~80Hz) and high-frequency oscillations (HFO) (~150Hz) increased dramatically and correlated with the movement increment shown by the animals. Between-structure analyses revealed that ketamine had also a massive effect in the low-frequency mediated synchronization of the HFO's across the whole circuit. Our findings suggest that ketamine administration results in an aberrant hypersynchronization of the whole cortico-basal circuit where the tandem theta/HFO seems to act as the main actor in the hyperlocomotion shown by the animals. Here we stress the importance of the basal ganglia circuitry in the ketamine model of schizophrenia and leave the door open to further investigations devoted to elucidate to what extent these abnormalities also reflect the prominent neurophysiological deficits observed in schizophrenic patients. PMID:25910422
The Circuit Theory Behind Coupled-Mode Magnetic Resonance-Based Wireless Power Transmission.
Kiani, Mehdi; Ghovanloo, Maysam
2012-09-01
Inductive coupling is a viable scheme to wirelessly energize devices with a wide range of power requirements from nanowatts in radio frequency identification tags to milliwatts in implantable microelectronic devices, watts in mobile electronics, and kilowatts in electric cars. Several analytical methods for estimating the power transfer efficiency (PTE) across inductive power transmission links have been devised based on circuit and electromagnetic theories by electrical engineers and physicists, respectively. However, a direct side-by-side comparison between these two approaches is lacking. Here, we have analyzed the PTE of a pair of capacitively loaded inductors via reflected load theory (RLT) and compared it with a method known as coupled-mode theory (CMT). We have also derived PTE equations for multiple capacitively loaded inductors based on both RLT and CMT. We have proven that both methods basically result in the same set of equations in steady state and either method can be applied for short- or midrange coupling conditions. We have verified the accuracy of both methods through measurements, and also analyzed the transient response of a pair of capacitively loaded inductors. Our analysis shows that the CMT is only applicable to coils with high quality factor (Q) and large coupling distance. It simplifies the analysis by reducing the order of the differential equations by half compared to the circuit theory. PMID:24683368
The Circuit Theory Behind Coupled-Mode Magnetic Resonance-Based Wireless Power Transmission
Kiani, Mehdi; Ghovanloo, Maysam
2014-01-01
Inductive coupling is a viable scheme to wirelessly energize devices with a wide range of power requirements from nanowatts in radio frequency identification tags to milliwatts in implantable microelectronic devices, watts in mobile electronics, and kilowatts in electric cars. Several analytical methods for estimating the power transfer efficiency (PTE) across inductive power transmission links have been devised based on circuit and electromagnetic theories by electrical engineers and physicists, respectively. However, a direct side-by-side comparison between these two approaches is lacking. Here, we have analyzed the PTE of a pair of capacitively loaded inductors via reflected load theory (RLT) and compared it with a method known as coupled-mode theory (CMT). We have also derived PTE equations for multiple capacitively loaded inductors based on both RLT and CMT. We have proven that both methods basically result in the same set of equations in steady state and either method can be applied for short- or midrange coupling conditions. We have verified the accuracy of both methods through measurements, and also analyzed the transient response of a pair of capacitively loaded inductors. Our analysis shows that the CMT is only applicable to coils with high quality factor (Q) and large coupling distance. It simplifies the analysis by reducing the order of the differential equations by half compared to the circuit theory. PMID:24683368
Equivalent Circuit Modeling for Carbon Nanotube Schottky Barrier Modulation in Polarized Gases
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Yamada, Toshishige
2005-01-01
We study the carbon nanotube Schottky barrier at the metallic electrode interface in polarized gases using an equivalent circuit model. The gas-nanotube interaction is often weak and very little charge transfer is expected [l]. This is the case with'oxygen, but the gas-electrode interaction is appreciable and makes the oxygen molecules negatively charged. In the closed circuit condition, screening positive charges appear in the nanotube as well as in the electrode, and the Schottky barrier is modulated due to the resultant electrostatic effects [2]. In the case of ammonia, both the gas-nanotube and gas-electrode interactions are weak, but the Schottky barrier can still be modulated since the molecules are polarized and align in the preferred orientation within the gap between the electrode and nanotube in the open circuit condition (dipole layer formation). In the closed circuit condition, an electric field appears in the gap and strengthens or weakens the preferred dipole alignment reflecting the nanotube Fermi level. The modulation is visible when the nanotube depletion mode is involved, and the required dipole density is as low as 2 x 10(exp 13) dipoles/sq cm, which is quite feasible experimentally,
Two-dimensional solar cell simulations by means of circuit modeling
Kerschaver, E. van; Nijs, J.; Mertens, R.; Ghannam, M.
1997-12-31
In this work, the authors present a circuit model to perform multidimensional solar cell simulations. This model allows for incorporating effects of lateral current flows in solar cells, keeping the required time and computer resources relatively low. The use and sensitivity of the model will be described based on its application towards the design of metallization patterns for locally passivated back surface structures. As a second application the authors present the usage of the model to study the influence of different cell parameters such as surface recombination velocities and cell thickness on its performance.
Nordstrom, Eric J; Bittner, Katie C; McGrath, Michael J; Parks, Clinton R; Burton, Frank H
2015-12-10
The brain circuits underlying tics in Tourette׳s syndrome (TS) are unknown but thought to involve cortico/amygdalo-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) loop hyperactivity. We previously engineered a transgenic mouse "circuit model" of TS by expressing an artificial neuropotentiating transgene (encoding the cAMP-elevating, intracellular A1 subunit of cholera toxin) within a small population of dopamine D1 receptor-expressing somatosensory cortical and limbic neurons that hyperactivate cortico/amygdalostriatal glutamatergic output circuits thought to be hyperactive in TS and comorbid obsessive-compulsive (OC) disorders. As in TS, these D1CT-7 ("Ticcy") transgenic mice׳s tics were alleviated by the TS drugs clonidine and dopamine D2 receptor antagonists; and their chronic glutamate-excited striatal motor output was unbalanced toward hyperactivity of the motoric direct pathway and inactivity of the cataleptic indirect pathway. Here we have examined whether these mice׳s tics are countered by drugs that "break" sequential elements of their hyperactive cortical/amygdalar glutamatergic and efferent striatal circuit: anti-serotonoceptive and anti-noradrenoceptive corticostriatal glutamate output blockers (the serotonin 5-HT2a,c receptor antagonist ritanserin and the NE alpha-1 receptor antagonist prazosin); agmatinergic striatothalamic GABA output blockers (the presynaptic agmatine/imidazoline I1 receptor agonist moxonidine); and nigrostriatal dopamine output blockers (the presynaptic D2 receptor agonist bromocriptine). Each drug class alleviates tics in the Ticcy mice, suggesting a hyperglutamatergic CSTC "tic circuit" could exist in TS wherein cortical/amygdalar pyramidal projection neurons׳ glutamatergic overexcitation of both striatal output neurons and nigrostriatal dopaminergic modulatory neurons unbalances their circuit integration to excite striatothalamic output and create tics, and illuminating new TS drug strategies. PMID:26453289
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Souza, A. M.; Oliveira, I. S.; Sarthour, R. S.
2011-05-01
In 1985, Leggett and Garg (1985 Phys. Rev. Lett. 54 857) proposed a Bell-like inequality to test (in)compatibility between two fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics. The first concept is 'macroscopic realism', which is the quality of a physical property of a quantum system being independent of observation at the macroscopic level. The second concept is 'noninvasive measurability', which is the possibility of performing a measurement without disturbing the subsequent evolution of a system. One of the key requirement for testing the violation of the Leggett-Garg inequality, or Bell's time inequality, is the ability to perform noninvasive measurements over a qubit state. In this paper, we present a quantum scattering circuit that implements such a measurement for maximally mixed states. The operation of the circuit is demonstrated using liquid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in chloroform, in which the time correlations of a qubit are measured on a probe (ancillary) qubit state. The results clearly show a violation region and are in excellent agreement with the predictions of quantum mechanics.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Pinkham, Raymond; Anderson, Daniel F.
1986-08-01
The continuing advancements in integrated circuit technology have placed new burdons on the circuit design engineer, who must rely extensively upon computer simulation to correctly predict circuit behavior. One challenge is to develop better modelling techniques to more accurately deal with complex p- n junction structures often used in modern VLSI designs. This paper presents an easily implemented method for deriving parameters which accurately model the behavior of MOS VLSI structures containing complex p- n junction capacitance components. The methodology is applicable to both planar and laterally diffused junctions, whether formed by direct ion implantation or by diffusion from a finite or infinite source. The theories behind the equations used and results of the application of this new technique are discussed. A flow chart for a fitter program based on the new method is presented and described. The corresponding program written for the TI-59 scientific programmable calculator is available. Final model parameters are given and are shown to produce a numerical capacitance model which is accurate to within 2%.
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Zhang, Bin; Mao, Lu-hong; Li, Shanguo; Guo, Wei-lian; Zhang, Shi-lin; Liang, Hui-lai
2008-01-01
As the length scale of the devices decreases, electrons will spend increasingly more of their time in the connections between components; this interconnectivity problem could restrict further increases in computer chip processing power and speed. Considerable effort is therefore being expended on the development of efficient silicon light-emitting devices compatible with silicon based integrated circuit technology. Here, we describe the electrical and optical properties of Silicon positive intrinsic negative (pin) structure diode that operates at room temperature. The voltage-current and electroluminescence (EL) property are measured at room temperature for a silicon pin diode under forward biased current. The optical spectral response of the system at 700nm indicates that the emitting light source has low optical loss in Silicon. So the LED is suitable for Silicon optoelectronic interconnection system.[1][2] The rate-equation model for free carriers on light-emitting pin structure and the equivalent circuit model based on it have been presented. We have developed a way to calculate the model parameters by comparison with experimental results. This parameter extraction way can be fully accomplished automatically by using MATHCAD program and the equivalent circuit model is simulated by using HSPICE program respectively. The results of both experiment and simulation results are good agreement with each other.
Reconfigurable Special Test Circuit of physics-based IGBT models parameter extraction
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Rodrguez, Marco A.; Claudio, Abraham; Cotorogea, Maria; Gonzlez, Leobardo H.; Aguayo, Jess
2010-11-01
Physics-based models of power electronic devices are the most accurate for circuit simulation purposes. However, many parameters of such models are related to device physics and structure and are not directly available for the user. The IGBT is still the most used power semiconductor device for applications at medium power and frequency ranges, due to its good compromise between on-state loss, switching loss, and ease of control. This paper presents a procedure for extracting the most important parameters of the IGBT, with physical background and electrical measurements. The goal is to develop a deeply understanding of the device-structure and to simulate correctly both steady-state and transient period with any circuit simulation software without the IGBT model provided by the manufacturer. The method consists of seven test setups and seven algorithms for extracting 13 physical and structural parameters needed in most physics-based IGBT models; by using only one Reconfigurable Special Test Circuit in order to achieve the different test setups conditions.
A comparative study of equivalent circuit models of ultracapacitors for electric vehicles
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Zhang, Lei; Wang, Zhenpo; Hu, Xiaosong; Sun, Fengchun; Dorrell, David G.
2015-01-01
This paper comparatively examines three types of equivalent circuit models for ultracapacitors. They are the classic model, the multi-stage ladder model and the dynamic model. These models are consciously selected from the state-of-the-art lumped models reported in the literature. A test rig is developed and used to load the ultracapacitor and to collect the test data. The genetic algorithm (GA) is employed to extract the optimal model parameters based on the Hybrid Pulse Power Characterization (HPPC) test. The performance of these models is evaluated and compared by measuring the model complexity, accuracy, and robustness against "unseen" data collected in the Dynamic Stress Test (DST) and a self-designed pulse test (SDP). The validation results show that the dynamic model has the best overall performance.
Gneiding, N.; Zhuromskyy, O.; Peschel, U.; Shamonina, E.
2014-10-28
Metamaterials are comprised of metallic structures with a strong response to incident electromagnetic radiation, like, for example, split ring resonators. The interaction of resonator ensembles with electromagnetic waves can be simulated with finite difference or finite elements algorithms, however, above a certain ensemble size simulations become inadmissibly time or memory consuming. Alternatively a circuit description of metamaterials, a well developed modelling tool at radio and microwave frequencies, allows to significantly increase the simulated ensemble size. This approach can be extended to the IR spectral range with an appropriate set of circuit element parameters accounting for physical effects such as electron inertia and finite conductivity. The model is verified by comparing the coupling coefficients with the ones obtained from the full wave numerical simulations, and used to optimize the nano-antenna design with improved radiation characteristics.
Translating Non-Trivial Algorithms from the Circuit Model to the Measurement
Smith IV, Amos M; Alsing, Paul; Lott, Capt. Gordon; Fanto, Michael
2015-01-01
We provide a set of prescriptions for implementing a circuit model algorithm as measurement based quantum computing via a large discrete cluster state constructed sequentially, from qubits implemented as single photons. We describe a large optical discrete graph state capable of searching logical 4 and 8 element lists as an example. To do so we have developed several prescriptions based on analytic evaluation of the evolution of discrete cluster states and graph state equations. We describe the cluster state as a sequence of repeated entanglement and measurement steps using a small number of single photons for each step. These prescriptions can be generalized to implement any logical circuit model operation with appropriate single photon measurements and feed forward error corrections. Such a cluster state is not guaranteed to be optimal (i.e. minimum number of photons, measurements, run time).
Accurate Cold-Test Model of Helical TWT Slow-Wave Circuits
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Kory, Carol L.; Dayton, James A., Jr.
1997-01-01
Recently, a method has been established to accurately calculate cold-test data for helical slow-wave structures using the three-dimensional electromagnetic computer code, MAFIA. Cold-test parameters have been calculated for several helical traveling-wave tube (TWT) slow-wave circuits possessing various support rod configurations, and results are presented here showing excellent agreement with experiment. The helical models include tape thickness, dielectric support shapes and material properties consistent with the actual circuits. The cold-test data from this helical model can be used as input into large-signal helical TWT interaction codes making it possible, for the first time, to design a complete TWT via computer simulation.
Modifications and Modeling of the Fission Surface Power Primary Test Circuit (FSP-PTC)
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Garber, Anne E.
2008-01-01
An actively pumped alkali metal flow circuit, designed and fabricated at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, underwent a range of tests at MSFC in early 2007. During this period, system transient responses and the performance of the liquid metal pump were evaluated. In May of2007, the circuit was drained and cleaned to prepare for multiple modifications: the addition of larger upper and lower reservoirs, the installation of an annular linear induction pump (ALIP), and the inclusion of a closeable orifice in the test section. Performance of the ALIP, provided by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), will be evaluated when testing resumes. Data from the first round of testing has been used to refine the working system model, developed using the Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP). This paper covers the modifications of the FSP-PTC and the updated GFSSP system model.
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Asami, Noriaki; King, Julien; Monk, Martin
2000-01-01
Focuses on the familiar problem of students' understanding of elementary electrical circuits from a much neglected point of view. Suggests that the patterning commonly found in students' ideas might have its roots in the cognitive processing with which students operate their mental models of d.c. electrical circuits. Studies Japanese 10-11 year
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Rose, D. V.; Miller, C. L.; Welch, D. R.; Clark, R. E.; Madrid, E. A.; Mostrom, C. B.; Stygar, W. A.; Lechien, K. R.; Mazarakis, M. A.; Langston, W. L.; Porter, J. L.; Woodworth, J. R.
2010-09-01
A 3D fully electromagnetic (EM) model of the principal pulsed-power components of a high-current linear transformer driver (LTD) has been developed. LTD systems are a relatively new modular and compact pulsed-power technology based on high-energy density capacitors and low-inductance switches located within a linear-induction cavity. We model 1-MA, 100-kV, 100-ns rise-time LTD cavities [A. A. Kim , Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 050402 (2009)PRABFM1098-440210.1103/PhysRevSTAB.12.050402] which can be used to drive z-pinch and material dynamics experiments. The model simulates the generation and propagation of electromagnetic power from individual capacitors and triggered gas switches to a radially symmetric output line. Multiple cavities, combined to provide voltage addition, drive a water-filled coaxial transmission line. A 3D fully EM model of a single 1-MA 100-kV LTD cavity driving a simple resistive load is presented and compared to electrical measurements. A new model of the current loss through the ferromagnetic cores is developed for use both in circuit representations of an LTD cavity and in the 3D EM simulations. Good agreement between the measured core current, a simple circuit model, and the 3D simulation model is obtained. A 3D EM model of an idealized ten-cavity LTD accelerator is also developed. The model results demonstrate efficient voltage addition when driving a matched impedance load, in good agreement with an idealized circuit model.
Magnetic field diffusion modeling of a small enclosed firing system
Warne, L.K.; Merewether, K.O.
1996-01-01
Intense magnetic fields exist in the immediate vicinity of a lightning strike (and near power lines). Conducting barriers increase the rise time (and thus decrease the rise rate) interior to the barrier, but typically do not prevent penetration of the magnetic field, since the lightning current fall time may be larger than the barrier diffusion time. Thus, substantial energy is present in the interior field, although the degradation of rise rate makes it more difficult to couple into electrical circuits. This report assesses the threat posed by the diffusive magnetic field to interior components and wire loops (where voltages are induced). Analytical and numerical bounding analyses are carried out on a pill box shaped conducting barrier to develop estimates for the worst case magnetic field threats inside the system. Worst case induced voltages and energies are estimated and compared with threshold charge voltages and energies on the output capacitor of the system. Variability of these quantities with respect to design parameters are indicated. The interior magnetic field and induced voltage estimates given in this report can be used as excitations for more detailed interior and component models.
Forward modelling of oceanic lithospheric magnetization
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Masterton, S. M.; Gubbins, D.; Müller, R. D.; Singh, K. H.
2013-03-01
We construct a model of remanence for the oceans, combine it with a model of induced magnetization for the whole Earth from a previous study, compute the predicted lithospheric geomagnetic field and compare the result with a model, MF7, that is based on satellite data. Remanence is computed by assigning magnetizations to the oceanic lithosphere acquired at the location and time of formation. The magnetizing field is assumed to be an axial dipole that switches polarity with the reversal time scale. The magnetization evolves with time by decay of thermal remanence and acquisition of chemical remanence. The direction of remanence is calculated by Euler rotation of the original geomagnetic field direction with respect to an absolute reference frame, significantly improving previous results which did not include realistic oceanic magnetization computed this way. Remanence only accounts for 24 per cent of the energy of the oceanic magnetization, the induced magnetization being dominant, increasing slightly to 30 per cent of the part of the magnetization responsible for generating geomagnetic anomalies and 39 per cent of the Lowes energy of the geomagnetic anomalies. This is because our model of oceanic crust and lithosphere is fairly uniform, and a uniform layer magnetized by a magnetic field of internal origin produces no external field. The largest anomalies are produced by oceanic lithosphere magnetized during the Cretaceous Normal Superchron. Away from ridges and magnetic quiet zones the prediction fails to match the MF7 values; these are also generally, but not always, somewhat smaller than the observations. This may indicate that the magnetization estimates are too small, in which case the most likely error is in the poorly-known magnetization deep in the crust or upper mantle, or it may indicate some other source such as locally underplated continental lithosphere or anomalous oceanic crust, or even small-scale core fields.
Circuit modeling of the transmissivity of stacked two-dimensional metallic meshes.
Kaipa, Chandra S R; Yakovlev, Alexander B; Medina, Francisco; Mesa, Francisco; Butler, Celia A M; Hibbins, Alastair P
2010-06-21
This paper presents a simple analytical circuit-like model to study the transmission of electromagnetic waves through stacked two-dimensional (2-D) conducting meshes. When possible the application of this methodology is very convenient since it provides a straightforward rationale to understand the physical mechanisms behind measured and computed transmission spectra of complex geometries. Also, the disposal of closed-form expressions for the circuit parameters makes the computation effort required by this approach almost negligible. The model is tested by proper comparison with previously obtained numerical and experimental results. The experimental results are explained in terms of the behavior of a finite number of strongly coupled Fabry-Prot resonators. The number of transmission peaks within a transmission band is equal to the number of resonators. The approximate resonance frequencies of the first and last transmission peaks are obtained from the analysis of an infinite structure of periodically stacked resonators, along with the analytical expressions for the lower and upper limits of the pass-band based on the circuit model. PMID:20588460
The interplay of plasticity and adaptation in neural circuits: a generative model
Bernacchia, Alberto
2014-01-01
Multiple neural and synaptic phenomena take place in the brain. They operate over a broad range of timescales, and the consequences of their interplay are still unclear. In this work, I study a computational model of a recurrent neural network in which two dynamic processes take place: sensory adaptation and synaptic plasticity. Both phenomena are ubiquitous in the brain, but their dynamic interplay has not been investigated. I show that when both processes are included, the neural circuit is able to perform a specific computation: it becomes a generative model for certain distributions of input stimuli. The neural circuit is able to generate spontaneous patterns of activity that reproduce exactly the probability distribution of experienced stimuli. In particular, the landscape of the phase space includes a large number of stable states (attractors) that sample precisely this prior distribution. This work demonstrates that the interplay between distinct dynamical processes gives rise to useful computation, and proposes a framework in which neural circuit models for Bayesian inference may be developed in the future. PMID:25400577
2016-01-01
Purpose: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of vascular compliance, resistance, and pulse rate on the resistive index (RI) by using an electrical circuit model to simulate renal blood flow. Methods: In order to analyze the renal arterial Doppler waveform, we modeled the renal blood-flow circuit with an equivalent simple electrical circuit containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. The relationships among the impedance, resistance, and compliance of the circuit were derived from well-known equations, including Kirchhoffs current law for alternating current circuits. Simulated velocity-time profiles for pulsatile flow were generated using Mathematica (Wolfram Research) and the influence of resistance, compliance, and pulse rate on waveforms and the RI was evaluated. Results: Resistance and compliance were found to alter the waveforms independently. The impedance of the circuit increased with increasing proximal compliance, proximal resistance, and distal resistance. The impedance decreased with increasing distal compliance. The RI of the circuit decreased with increasing proximal compliance and resistance. The RI increased with increasing distal compliance and resistance. No positive correlation between impedance and the RI was found. Pulse rate was found to be an extrinsic factor that also influenced the RI. Conclusion: This simulation study using an electrical circuit model led to a better understanding of the renal arterial Doppler waveform and the RI, which may be useful for interpreting Doppler findings in various clinical settings. PMID:26732576
You, Xiao-Mang; Nasrallah, Fadi; Darling, Edward; Robins, Mike; Nieman, Gary; Searles, Bruce
2005-01-01
Abstract: A clinically relevant rat cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) model would be a valuable tool for investigating pathophysiological and therapeutic strategies on bypass. Previous rat CPB models have been described in the literature; however, they have many limitations, including large circuit surface area, the inability to achieve full bypass, and donor blood requirements for prime. Therefore, we have established a rat CPB model designed to overcome these limitations. The miniature circuit consisted of a filtered reservoir, heat exchanger, membrane oxygenator (surface area = 0.02 m2) with a static priming volume of 2.8 mL, and an inline blood gas monitor. The circuit was primed with 9.5 0.5 mL of crystalloid solution and CPB was established on male SpragueDawley rats (430475 g, n = 5) by cannulating the left common carotid artery and the right external jugular vein. The animals were placed on CPB at full flow (111 13 mL/kg/min) for 1 hour and were monitored for and additional 2 hours after the CPB procedure. Hemodynamics, hemoglobin concentration (Hb), and blood gases were analyzed at three time intervals: before, during, and after CPB. The circuit performance was evaluated according to prime volume, compliance, hemodynamic parameters, and gas and heat exchange as described by modified AMMI standards. Data are expressed as mean SD and a repeated-measures analysis of variance with post-Hoc test was used for data comparison between the three time intervals. The ratio of oxygenator surface area to subject body weight for this model is comparable with that of current human adult CPB practice (0.05 m2/kg vs 0.057 m2/kg) Full CPB was achieved and we observed clinically acceptable PaO2, PaCO2, and SvO2 values (209 86 mmHg, 25 2 mmHg, 78 8%, respectively) while on CPB. The use of asanguinous prime did produce statistically significant Hg reduction (15.7 0.76 vs. 9.2 0.59 g/dL) comparable with clinical practice. No statistically significant differences between pre-and post-CPB hemodynamics and blood gases were found in our study. We have established a miniature circuit consisting of asanquineous prime for a rat CPB model that maintains clinically acceptable results regarding hemodynamic parameters, blood gases, and hemodilution. This model would be valuable for further use in clinically relevant research studies. PMID:15804160
A model study on the circuit mechanism underlying decision-making in Drosophila.
Wu, Zhihua; Guo, Aike
2011-05-01
Previous elegant experiments in a flight simulator showed that conditioned Drosophila is able to make a clear-cut decision to avoid potential danger. When confronted with conflicting visual cues, the relative saliency of two competing cues is found to be a sensory ruler for flies to judge which cue should be used for decision-making. Further genetic manipulations and immunohistological analysis revealed that the dopamine system and mushroom bodies are indispensable for such a clear-cut or nonlinear decision. The neural circuit mechanism, however, is far from being clear. In this paper, we adopt a computational modeling approach to investigate how different brain areas and the dopamine system work together to drive a fly to make a decision. By developing a systems-level neural network, a two-pathway circuit is proposed. Besides a direct pathway from a feature binding area to the motor center, another connects two areas via the mushroom body, a target of dopamine release. A raised dopamine level is hypothesized to be induced by complex choice tasks and to enhance lateral inhibition and steepen the units' response gain in the mushroom body. Simulations show that training helps to assign values to formerly neutral features. For a circuit model with a blocked mushroom body, the direct pathway passes all alternatives to the motor center without changing original values, giving rise to a simple choice characterized by a linear choice curve. With respect to an intact circuit, enhanced lateral inhibition dependent on dopamine critically promotes competition between alternatives, turning the linear- into nonlinear choice behavior. Results account well for experimental data, supporting the reasonableness of model working hypotheses. Several testable predictions are made for future studies. PMID:21310589
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ito, S.; Mifune, T.; Matsuo, T.; Suzuki, M.; Kawano, K.
2014-05-01
The finite element (FE) modeling of a ferrite-core device is discussed. Measured properties of Ni-Zn ferrite ring cores show that even though the AC ferrite property is similar to that caused by the eddy-current field, the FE eddy-current analysis using an equivalent electrical conductivity cannot, in practice, represent the AC property. An equivalent-circuit model which describes AC/DC ferrite properties is applied to FE magnetic field analysis of a ferrite-core inductor. The simulated AC property with/without DC bias agrees with the measured one.
Xavier, MA; Trimboli, MS
2015-07-01
This paper introduces a novel application of model predictive control (MPC) to cell-level charging of a lithium-ion battery utilizing an equivalent circuit model of battery dynamics. The approach employs a modified form of the MPC algorithm that caters for direct feed-though signals in order to model near-instantaneous battery ohmic resistance. The implementation utilizes a 2nd-order equivalent circuit discrete-time state-space model based on actual cell parameters; the control methodology is used to compute a fast charging profile that respects input, output, and state constraints. Results show that MPC is well-suited to the dynamics of the battery control problem and further suggest significant performance improvements might be achieved by extending the result to electrochemical models. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Reentrant excitation in an analog-digital hybrid circuit model of cardiac tissue
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Mahmud, Farhanahani; Shiozawa, Naruhiro; Makikawa, Masaaki; Nomura, Taishin
2011-06-01
We propose an analog-digital hybrid circuit model of one-dimensional cardiac tissue with hardware implementation that allows us to perform real-time simulations of spatially conducting cardiac action potentials. Each active nodal compartment of the tissue model is designed using analog circuits and a dsPIC microcontroller, by which the time-dependent and time-independent nonlinear current-voltage relationships of six types of ion channel currents employed in the Luo-Rudy phase I (LR-I) model for a single mammalian cardiac ventricular cell can be reproduced quantitatively. Here, we perform real-time simulations of reentrant excitation conduction in a ring-shaped tissue model that includes eighty nodal compartments. In particular, we show that the hybrid tissue model can exhibit real-time dynamics for initiation of reentries induced by uni-directional block, as well as those for phase resetting that leads to annihilation of the reentry in response to impulsive current stimulations at appropriate nodes and timings. The dynamics of the hybrid model are comparable to those of a spatially distributed tissue model with LR-I compartments. Thus, it is conceivable that the hybrid model might be a useful tool for large scale simulations of cardiac tissue dynamics, as an alternative to numerical simulations, leading toward further understanding of the reentrant mechanisms.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
El-Batawy, Yasser M.; Medhat, Marina
2015-08-01
Resonant Cavity Enhanced Photodetectors (RCE-PDs) are a possible solution to overcome the trade-off between bandwidth and quantum efficiency in the conventional photodetectors. In RCE-PDs, thin absorption layer gives rise to a large bandwidth, while the multiple passes of light in the absorption layer due to the resonant cavity increases the quantum efficiency. In this paper, an extended calibrated circuit model for RCE-PIN-PD is presented. This model includes the effects of the biasing of the photodetector resulting in the feasibility of a complete circuit simulation of the entire photoreceiver circuit. The effects of the biasing over the performance of RCE-PIN-PDs have been studied for different loads and different thicknesses of the absorption layer of the photodetector. Based on the studies of different parameters for design and materials, optimization has been performed for the RCE-PINPDs. With this optimization, the optimal values of the thickness of the absorption layer to produce the highest bandwidth of the photodetector are obtained for different biasing values. These optimizations are performed for different areas of the photodetector and also for different load resistors, and they result in a significant improvement in the performance of this type of photodetector.
Supercapacitor equivalent electrical circuit model based on charges redistribution by diffusion
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Sedlakova, Vlasta; Sikula, Josef; Majzner, Jiri; Sedlak, Petr; Kuparowitz, Tomas; Buergler, Brandon; Vasina, Petr
2015-07-01
A new method for the determination of parameters for an equivalent electrical circuit model of supercapacitors is proposed. The method is based on the evaluation of the time dependence of voltage measured on the supercapacitor terminals after its charging by a defined current pulse. The measured time dependence of the voltage is fitted by an exponential function, where the exponent is proportional to the square root of time. This term reflects the redistribution of charges by diffusion inside the supercapacitor structure. The equivalent electrical circuit of supercapacitors is described by five parameters - two capacitors and three resistors. One capacitor corresponds to the Helmholtz capacitance, which is charged immediately with the time constant in the order of hundreds milliseconds, while the second one represents the diffuse capacitance, which is charged with the time constant in the order of hundreds seconds. The two resistors in the equivalent circuit model represent the equivalent series resistance and the leakage resistance, respectively, while the third resistor describes the resistance for charge diffusion in the supercapacitor structure. This resistance is time dependent and a way for calculating its value is demonstrated.
An equivalent circuit model and power calculations for the APS SPX crab cavities.
Berenc, T. )
2012-03-21
An equivalent parallel resistor-inductor-capacitor (RLC) circuit with beam loading for a polarized TM110 dipole-mode cavity is developed and minimum radio-frequency (rf) generator requirements are calculated for the Advanced Photon Source (APS) short-pulse x-ray (SPX) superconducting rf (SRF) crab cavities. A beam-loaded circuit model for polarized TM110 mode crab cavities was derived. The single-cavity minimum steady-state required generator power has been determined for the APS SPX crab cavities for a storage ring current of 200mA DC current as a function of external Q for various vertical offsets including beam tilt and uncontrollable detuning. Calculations to aid machine protection considerations were given.
Analysis and modelling of GaN Schottky-based circuits at millimeter wavelengths
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Pardo, D.; Grajal, J.
2015-11-01
This work presents an analysis of the capabilities of GaN Schottky diodes for frequency multipliers and mixers at millimeter wavelengths. By using a Monte Carlo (MC) model of the diode coupled to a harmonic balance technique, the electrical and noise performances of these circuits are investigated. Despite the lower electron mobility of GaN compared to GaAs, multipliers based on GaN Schottky diodes can be competitive in the first stages of multiplier chains, due to the excellent power handling capabilities of this material. The performance of these circuits can be improved by taking advantage of the lateral Schottky diode structures based on AlGaN/GaN HEMT technology.
Weissbach, R.S.; Karady, G.G.; Farmer, R.G.
1996-11-01
A flywheel energy storage system for use as an uninterruptible power supply at a utility substation to replace electrochemical batteries has been modeled. The model is developed using the Electro-Magnetic Transients Program (EMTP). Models for the flywheel, permanent magnet (synchronous) motor/generator, rectifiers and inverter have been included. Transient response for loss of power and clearing of a short circuit fault, as well as variation of load voltage due to the flywheel spinning down, is presented.
A model and equivalent circuit for a superconducting flux flow transistor
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Martens, J. S.; Ginley, D. S.; Beyer, J. B.; Nordman, J. E.; Hohenwarter, G. K. G.
1991-06-01
A three-terminal high-frequency active device made of a single film of a high Tc superconductor that is based on the magnetic control of flux flow is presented. The device is composed of parallel weak links with a nearby magnetic control line. A model has been developed that is based on solving the equation of motion of Abrikosov vortices subject to Lorentz viscous and pinning forces, as well as magnetic surface barriers. The model has been used to predict device transit time (computed from flux velocity) and device I-V curves. The predictions are compared to measured parameters with resulting very good agreement.
Analytical dynamic modeling of a cantilever IPMC actuator based on a distributed electrical circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Moeinkhah, Hossein; Rezaeepazhand, Jalil; Akbarzadeh, Alireza
2013-05-01
Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) has a wide range of applications in robotics, biomedical devices and artificial muscles. The modeling of the IPMC actuator is a multi-physics task as it involves electricity, chemistry, dynamics and control. Due to its complexity and its nonlinearity, IPMC modeling is difficult and its behavior is still not fully agreed upon by researchers. In this paper, a dynamic model of a cantilever IPMC actuator based on a distributed RC electrical circuit is developed. The RC transmission line theory is used to derive the simple analytical impedance and actuation model of an IPMC actuator. This method permits us to identify the current and voltage as functions of polymer length and frequency. First, an infinite-dimensional impedance model is developed and then replaced with a simple second-order electro-mechanical model using the Golubev method. The proposed modeling approach is validated using existing experimental data.
A new type of gradiometer for the receiving circuit of magnetic induction tomography (MIT).
Scharfetter, Hermann; Merwa, Robert; Pilz, Karl
2005-04-01
Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a low-resolution imaging modality which aims at the three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the electrical conductivity in objects from alternating magnetic fields. In MIT systems the magnetic field perturbations to be detected are very small when compared to the excitation field (ppm range). The voltage which is induced by the excitation field in the receiver coils must be suppressed for providing sufficient dynamic range. In the past, two very efficient strategies were proposed: adjusted planar gradiometers (PGRAD) and the orientation of a receiver coil with respect to the excitation coil such that the net magnetic flow is zero (zero flow coil, ZFC). In contrast to the PGRAD no voltage is induced in the ZFC by the main field. This is advantageous because two comparatively high voltages in the two gradiometer coils can never be subtracted perfectly, thus leaving a residual voltage which is prone to drift. However, a disadvantage of the ZFC is the higher susceptibility to interferences from far RF sources. In contrast, in the gradiometer such interferences are cancelled to a high degree. We developed a new type of gradiometer (zero flow gradiometer, ZFGRAD) which combines the advantages of ZFC and PGRAD. All three systems were compared with respect to sensitivity and perturbation to signal ratio (PSR) defined as the ratio of the signal change due to a magnetic perturbation field at the carrier frequency and the signal change due to shifting a metallic sphere between two test points. The spatial sensitivity of the three systems was found to be very similar. The PSR of the ZFGRAD was more than 12 times lower than that of the ZFC. Finally, the feasibility of image reconstruction with two arrays of eight excitation coils and eight ZFGRAD, respectively, was shown with a single-step Gauss-Newton reconstructor and simulated measurement data generated for a cylindrical tank with a spherical perturbation. The resulting images show a clear, bright feature at the correct position of the sphere and are comparable to those with PGRAD arrays. PMID:15798243
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Noukaz, A.; Louhibi, D.; Beggar, R.; Almabouada, F.
2008-09-01
In order to optically pump pulsed solid-state lasers like Nd: YAG laser, one needs a power supply that basically contains a trigger circuit, a main discharge circuit and a simmer circuit. These circuits must be synchronized by a command. In this communication we will present the synchronization circuit of the system. This circuit is a quartz oscillator known for its good frequency stability, followed by a frequency divider in order to have different repetition rates of the laser. We will also present the simmer circuit which was modelled using a voltage multiplier and a switch mode power supply. The same circuits were also simulated by using Pspice software, thus giving results in good agreement with those of modelling. Experimental proof of modelling has been obtained through the successful use of the command and simmer circuits to control the main discharge into a flash lamp operated at both 1 and 10 Hz frequencies.
A plastic corticostriatal circuit model of adaptation in perceptual decision making
Hsiao, Pao-Yueh; Lo, Chung-Chuan
2013-01-01
The ability to optimize decisions and adapt them to changing environments is a crucial brain function that increase survivability. Although much has been learned about the neuronal activity in various brain regions that are associated with decision making, and about how the nervous systems may learn to achieve optimization, the underlying neuronal mechanisms of how the nervous systems optimize decision strategies with preference given to speed or accuracy, and how the systems adapt to changes in the environment, remain unclear. Based on extensive empirical observations, we addressed the question by extending a previously described cortico-basal ganglia circuit model of perceptual decisions with the inclusion of a dynamic dopamine (DA) system that modulates spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP). We found that, once an optimal model setting that maximized the reward rate was selected, the same setting automatically optimized decisions across different task environments through dynamic balancing between the facilitating and depressing components of the DA dynamics. Interestingly, other model parameters were also optimal if we considered the reward rate that was weighted by the subject's preferences for speed or accuracy. Specifically, the circuit model favored speed if we increased the phasic DA response to the reward prediction error, whereas the model favored accuracy if we reduced the tonic DA activity or the phasic DA responses to the estimated reward probability. The proposed model provides insight into the roles of different components of DA responses in decision adaptation and optimization in a changing environment. PMID:24339814
Electrical Circuit Simulation Code
Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)
2001-08-09
Massively-Parallel Electrical Circuit Simulation Code. CHILESPICE is a massively-arallel distributed-memory electrical circuit simulation tool that contains many enhanced radiation, time-based, and thermal features and models. Large scale electronic circuit simulation. Shared memory, parallel processing, enhance convergence. Sandia specific device models.
A Framework for Quantitative Modeling of Neural Circuits Involved in Sleep-to-Wake Transition
Sorooshyari, Siamak; Huerta, Ramón; de Lecea, Luis
2015-01-01
Identifying the neuronal circuits and dynamics of sleep-to-wake transition is essential to understanding brain regulation of behavioral states, including sleep–wake cycles, arousal, and hyperarousal. Recent work by different laboratories has used optogenetics to determine the role of individual neuromodulators in state transitions. The optogenetically driven data do not yet provide a multi-dimensional schematic of the mechanisms underlying changes in vigilance states. This work presents a modeling framework to interpret, assist, and drive research on the sleep-regulatory network. We identify feedback, redundancy, and gating hierarchy as three fundamental aspects of this model. The presented model is expected to expand as additional data on the contribution of each transmitter to a vigilance state becomes available. Incorporation of conductance-based models of neuronal ensembles into this model and existing models of cortical excitability will provide more comprehensive insight into sleep dynamics as well as sleep and arousal-related disorders. PMID:25767461
A GLOBAL MAGNETIC TOPOLOGY MODEL FOR MAGNETIC CLOUDS. II
Hidalgo, M. A.
2013-04-01
In the present work, we extensively used our analytical approach to the global magnetic field topology of magnetic clouds (MCs), introduced in a previous paper, in order to show its potential and to study its physical consistency. The model assumes toroidal topology with a non-uniform (variable maximum radius) cross-section along them. Moreover, it has a non-force-free character and also includes the expansion of its cross-section. As is shown, the model allows us, first, to analyze MC magnetic structures-determining their physical parameters-with a variety of magnetic field shapes, and second, to reconstruct their relative orientation in the interplanetary medium from the observations obtained by several spacecraft. Therefore, multipoint spacecraft observations give the opportunity to infer the structure of this large-scale magnetic flux rope structure in the solar wind. For these tasks, we use data from Helios (A and B), STEREO (A and B), and Advanced Composition Explorer. We show that the proposed analytical model can explain quite well the topology of several MCs in the interplanetary medium and is a good starting point for understanding the physical mechanisms under these phenomena.
A global magnetic topology model for magnetic clouds. III
Hidalgo, M. A.
2014-03-20
In two previous papers, we presented a global model for the analysis of magnetic clouds (MCs), where the three components of the magnetic field were fitted to the corresponding Geocentric Solar Ecliptic experimental data, obtaining reliable information, for example, about the orientation of these events in the interplanetary medium. That model, due to its non-force-free character, (?p ? 0), could be extended to determine the plasma behavior. In the present work, we develop that extension, now including the plasma behavior inside the cloud through the analysis of the plasma pressure, and define a fitting procedure where the pressure and the magnetic field components are fitted simultaneously. After deducing the magnetic field topology and the current density components of the model, we calculate the expression of the pressure tensor and, in particular, its trace. In light of the results, we conclude that incorporating the plasma behavior in the analysis of the MCs can give us a better scenario in which to understand the physical mechanisms involved in the evolution of such magnetic structures in the interplanetary medium.
Weltmann, K.D.; Deutsch, H.; Unger, H.
1995-12-31
The behaviour of gas discharges can be modelled by equivalent circuits built on the basis of a theoretical description of the plasma. We report about a method which allows to develop linear and nonlinear equivalent circuits directly from the balance equations of the column plasma. All linear circuits which have been found by this algorithm are similar to derived ones of the positive column with two inertial factors (delayed effects) for a neon gas discharge. But it is the first time that nonlinear equivalent circuits could be developed directly from a set of balance equations describing the linear and nonlinear column behaviour over a wide parameter range. The investigations of the circuit behaviour lead to detailed information about the microphysical processes determining the plasma behaviour (e.g. collision rates, diffusion terms{hor_ellipsis}).
A GLOBAL MAGNETIC TOPOLOGY MODEL FOR MAGNETIC CLOUDS. I
Hidalgo, M. A.; Nieves-Chinchilla, T. E-mail: teresa.nieves-chinchil-1@nasa.gov
2012-04-01
We present an analytical approach to the global magnetic field topology of magnetic clouds (MCs) that considers them like close magnetic structures with torus geometry and with a non-uniform (variable maximum radius) cross section along them. Following our previous approach to the problem of MCs (Hidalgo 2003, 2011), we establish an intrinsic coordinate system for that topology, and then we analytically solve the Maxwell equations in terms of it. The purpose of the present work is to present this model, which will lead us to understand in a more realistic way the physical mechanisms inside MCs. The model has a non-force-free character and also takes into account the time evolution of the cross sections of the MCs in their movement through the interplanetary medium. In this first paper, we obtain the expressions for the components of the magnetic field and the plasma current density imposing a large mean radius of the torus, and imposing a circular cross section with a variable maximum radius. Eventually, we fit the model to data related to four well-known MCs measurements at 1 AU, (three of them with circular cross sections and without expansion, as it is deduced from the experimental data). We compare the results of this toroidal model with those obtained with our previous cylindrical circular cross section model, also with a non-force-free character.
Modeling spin magnetization transport in a spatially varying magnetic field
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Picone, Rico A. R.; Garbini, Joseph L.; Sidles, John A.
2015-01-01
We present a framework for modeling the transport of any number of globally conserved quantities in any spatial configuration and apply it to obtain a model of magnetization transport for spin-systems that is valid in new regimes (including high-polarization). The framework allows an entropy function to define a model that explicitly respects the laws of thermodynamics. Three facets of the model are explored. First, it is expressed as nonlinear partial differential equations that are valid for the new regime of high dipole-energy and polarization. Second, the nonlinear model is explored in the limit of low dipole-energy (semi-linear), from which is derived a physical parameter characterizing separative magnetization transport (SMT). It is shown that the necessary and sufficient condition for SMT to occur is that the parameter is spatially inhomogeneous. Third, the high spin-temperature (linear) limit is shown to be equivalent to the model of nuclear spin transport of Genack and Redfield (1975) [1]. Differences among the three forms of the model are illustrated by numerical solution with parameters corresponding to a magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) experiment (Degen et al., 2009 [2]; Kuehn et al., 2008 [3]; Sidles et al., 2003 [4]; Dougherty et al., 2000 [5]). A family of analytic, steady-state solutions to the nonlinear equation is derived and shown to be the spin-temperature analog of the Langevin paramagnetic equation and Curie's law. Finally, we analyze the separative quality of magnetization transport, and a steady-state solution for the magnetization is shown to be compatible with Fenske's separative mass transport equation (Fenske, 1932 [6]).
Spin Circuit Model for 2D Channels with Spin-Orbit Coupling
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Hong, Seokmin; Sayed, Shehrin; Datta, Supriyo
2016-03-01
In this paper we present a general theory for an arbitrary 2D channel with “spin momentum locking” due to spin-orbit coupling. It is based on a semiclassical model that classifies all the channel electronic states into four groups based on the sign of the z-component of the spin (up (U), down (D)) and the sign of the x-component of the velocity (+, ‑). This could be viewed as an extension of the standard spin diffusion model which uses two separate electrochemical potentials for U and D states. Our model uses four: U+, D+, U‑, and D‑. We use this formulation to develop an equivalent spin circuit that is also benchmarked against a full non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) model. The circuit representation can be used to interpret experiments and estimate important quantities of interest like the charge to spin conversion ratio or the maximum spin current that can be extracted. The model should be applicable to topological insulator surface states with parallel channels as well as to other layered structures with interfacial spin-orbit coupling.
Spin Circuit Model for 2D Channels with Spin-Orbit Coupling
Hong, Seokmin; Sayed, Shehrin; Datta, Supriyo
2016-01-01
In this paper we present a general theory for an arbitrary 2D channel with “spin momentum locking” due to spin-orbit coupling. It is based on a semiclassical model that classifies all the channel electronic states into four groups based on the sign of the z-component of the spin (up (U), down (D)) and the sign of the x-component of the velocity (+, −). This could be viewed as an extension of the standard spin diffusion model which uses two separate electrochemical potentials for U and D states. Our model uses four: U+, D+, U−, and D−. We use this formulation to develop an equivalent spin circuit that is also benchmarked against a full non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) model. The circuit representation can be used to interpret experiments and estimate important quantities of interest like the charge to spin conversion ratio or the maximum spin current that can be extracted. The model should be applicable to topological insulator surface states with parallel channels as well as to other layered structures with interfacial spin-orbit coupling. PMID:26932563
Spin Circuit Model for 2D Channels with Spin-Orbit Coupling.
Hong, Seokmin; Sayed, Shehrin; Datta, Supriyo
2016-01-01
In this paper we present a general theory for an arbitrary 2D channel with "spin momentum locking" due to spin-orbit coupling. It is based on a semiclassical model that classifies all the channel electronic states into four groups based on the sign of the z-component of the spin (up (U), down (D)) and the sign of the x-component of the velocity (+, -). This could be viewed as an extension of the standard spin diffusion model which uses two separate electrochemical potentials for U and D states. Our model uses four: U+, D+, U-, and D-. We use this formulation to develop an equivalent spin circuit that is also benchmarked against a full non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) model. The circuit representation can be used to interpret experiments and estimate important quantities of interest like the charge to spin conversion ratio or the maximum spin current that can be extracted. The model should be applicable to topological insulator surface states with parallel channels as well as to other layered structures with interfacial spin-orbit coupling. PMID:26932563
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lin, Xin; Wang, Feiming; Xu, Jianyuan; Xia, Yalong; Liu, Weidong
2016-03-01
According to the stream theory, this paper proposes a mathematical model of the dielectric recovery characteristic based on the two-temperature ionization equilibrium equation. Taking the dynamic variation of charged particle's ionization and attachment into account, this model can be used in collaboration with the Coulomb collision model, which gives the relationship of the heavy particle temperature and electron temperature to calculate the electron density and temperature under different pressure and electric field conditions, so as to deliver the breakdown electric field strength under different pressure conditions. Meanwhile an experiment loop of the circuit breaker has been built to measure the breakdown voltage. It is shown that calculated results are in conformity with experiment results on the whole while results based on the stream criterion are larger than experiment results. This indicates that the mathematical model proposed here is more accurate for calculating the dielectric recovery characteristic, it is derived from the stream model with some improvement and refinement and has great significance for increasing the simulation accuracy of circuit breaker's interruption characteristic. supported by Science and Technology Project of State Grid Corporation of China (No. GY17201200063), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51277123), Basic Research Project of Liaoning Key Laboratory of Education Department (LZ2015055)
Spencer, Kevin M
2009-01-01
Schizophrenia is characterized by cortical circuit abnormalities, which might be reflected in gamma-frequency (30-100 Hz) oscillations in the electroencephalogram. Here we used a computational model of cortical circuitry to examine the effects that neural circuit abnormalities might have on gamma generation and network excitability. The model network consisted of 1000 leaky integrate-and-fire neurons with realistic connectivity patterns and proportions of neuron types [pyramidal cells (PCs), regular-spiking inhibitory interneurons, and fast-spiking interneurons (FSIs)]. The network produced a gamma oscillation when driven by noise input. We simulated reductions in: (1) recurrent excitatory inputs to PCs; (2) both excitatory and inhibitory inputs to PCs; (3) all possible connections between cells; (4) reduced inhibitory output from FSIs; and (5) reduced NMDA input to FSIs. Reducing all types of synaptic connectivity sharply reduced gamma power and phase synchrony. Network excitability was reduced when recurrent excitatory connections were deleted, but the network showed disinhibition effects when inhibitory connections were deleted. Reducing FSI output impaired gamma generation to a lesser degree than reducing synaptic connectivity, and increased network excitability. Reducing FSI NMDA input also increased network excitability, but increased gamma power. The results of this study suggest that a multimodal approach, combining non-invasive neurophysiological and structural measures, might be able to distinguish between different neural circuit abnormalities in schizophrenia patients. Computational modeling may help to bridge the gaps between post-mortem studies, animal models, and experimental data in humans, and facilitate the development of new therapies for schizophrenia and neuropsychiatric disorders in general. PMID:19876408
Variation of the global electric circuit and Ionospheric potential in a general circulation model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Mareev, E. A.; Volodin, E. M.
2014-12-01
A general circulation model of the atmosphere and ocean INMCM4.0 (Institute of Numerical Mathematics Coupled Model) is used for modeling the global electric circuit short-time variability and long-term evolution. The ionospheric potential parameterization is proposed which takes into account quasi-stationary currents of electrified clouds (including thunderstorms) as principal contributors into the DC global circuit. The diurnal, seasonal, and interannual variations of the ionospheric potential (IP) are modeled and compared with available data. Numerical simulations suggest that the IP decreases in the mean with the global warming due to increasing greenhouse gas emission (by about 10% during the 21st century if the Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5 Wm-2 scenario is assumed). At the same time the lightning flash rate increases with global warming by about 5 fl/s per degree. Interannual IP variability is low and does not exceed 1% of the mean value, being tightly correlated with the mean sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean (El Nio area).
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Gao, Peng; Zhang, Cuifen; Wen, Guangwu
2015-10-01
Lithium metal electrode is pretreated with 1,3-dioxolane or 1,4-dioxane to improve its properties. The components and morphology of the surface films formed in the above two pretreatment liquids are studied using FTIR and SEM respectively. Li-LiCoO2 coin cells are then fabricated and their cycle and discharge performance are tested. It is found that the battery performance is greatly improved by such pretreatment. Interestingly, the 1,4-dioxane pretreatment is more effective than 1,3-dioxolane in improving the lithium metal electrode performance. To explore the mechanism(s) behind, the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is employed and an equivalent circuit model is designed for EIS analysis. The fitting curves are aligned well with the experimental curves, suggesting that the proposed equivalent circuit model is an ideal model for lithium battery. Next, the corresponding relationship between the impedance components and every individual semicircle in the Nyquist curves is inferred theoretically and the result is satisfying. Based on the analysis using this model, we conclude that the structural stability of SEI film is increased and the interfacial compatibility between the lithium substrate and the SEI film is improved by 1,3-dioxolane or 1,4-dioxane pretreatment.
Smyth, Katherine; Kim, Sang-Gook
2015-04-01
An analytical Mason equivalent circuit is derived for a circular, clamped plate piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) design in 31 mode, considering an arbitrary electrode configuration at any axisymmetric vibration mode. The explicit definition of lumped parameters based entirely on geometry, material properties, and defined constants enables straightforward and wide-ranging model implementation for future pMUT design and optimization. Beyond pMUTs, the acoustic impedance model is developed for universal application to any clamped, circular plate system, and operating regimes including relevant simplifications are identified via the wave number-radius product ka. For the single-electrode fundamental vibration mode case, sol-gel Pb(Zr0.52)Ti0.48O3 (PZT) pMUT cells are microfabricated with varying electrode size to confirm the derived circuit model with electrical impedance measurements. For the first time, experimental and finite element simulation results are successfully applied to validate extensive electrical, mechanical, and acoustic analytical modeling of a pMUT cell for wide-ranging applications including medical ultrasound, nondestructive testing, and range finding. PMID:25881352
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Balakrishna, S.; Goglia, G. L.
1979-01-01
The details of the efforts to synthesize a control-compatible multivariable model of a liquid nitrogen cooled, gaseous nitrogen operated, closed circuit, cryogenic pressure tunnel are presented. The synthesized model was transformed into a real-time cryogenic tunnel simulator, and this model is validated by comparing the model responses to the actual tunnel responses of the 0.3 m transonic cryogenic tunnel, using the quasi-steady-state and the transient responses of the model and the tunnel. The global nature of the simple, explicit, lumped multivariable model of a closed circuit cryogenic tunnel is demonstrated.
Doll, Caleb A.; Broadie, Kendal
2014-01-01
Early-use activity during circuit-specific critical periods refines brain circuitry by the coupled processes of eliminating inappropriate synapses and strengthening maintained synapses. We theorize these activity-dependent (A-D) developmental processes are specifically impaired in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). ASD genetic models in both mouse and Drosophila have pioneered our insights into normal A-D neural circuit assembly and consolidation, and how these developmental mechanisms go awry in specific genetic conditions. The monogenic fragile X syndrome (FXS), a common cause of heritable ASD and intellectual disability, has been particularly well linked to defects in A-D critical period processes. The fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) is positively activity-regulated in expression and function, in turn regulates excitability and activity in a negative feedback loop, and appears to be required for the A-D remodeling of synaptic connectivity during early-use critical periods. The Drosophila FXS model has been shown to functionally conserve the roles of human FMRP in synaptogenesis, and has been centrally important in generating our current mechanistic understanding of the FXS disease state. Recent advances in Drosophila optogenetics, transgenic calcium reporters, highly-targeted transgenic drivers for individually-identified neurons, and a vastly improved connectome of the brain are now being combined to provide unparalleled opportunities to both manipulate and monitor A-D processes during critical period brain development in defined neural circuits. The field is now poised to exploit this new Drosophila transgenic toolbox for the systematic dissection of A-D mechanisms in normal versus ASD brain development, particularly utilizing the well-established Drosophila FXS disease model. PMID:24570656
Continental and oceanic crustal magnetization modelling
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Harrison, C. G. A.; Hayling, K. L.
1984-01-01
Inversion of magnetic data from the MAGSAT satellite, to arrive at intensities of magnetization of the Earth's crust, was performed by two different methods. The first method uses a spherical harmonic model of the magnetic field. The coefficients believed to represent sources in the Earth's crust can then be inverted to arrive at vertical dipole moments per unit area at the Earth's surface. The spherical harmonic models contain coefficients of degrees of harmonics up to 23. The dipole moment per unit area for a surface element can then be determined by summing the contribution for each individual degree of harmonic. The magnetic moments were calculated for continental and oceanic areas separately as well as over certain latitudinal segments. Of primary concern was to determine whether there are any differences between continental and oceanic areas. The second analysis with magnetization intensities was made using narrower ranges of degrees of harmonics, assuming that higher degrees are present in the core field signal.
Magnetic field decay in model SSC dipoles
Gilbert, W.S.; Althaus, R.F.; Barale, P.J.; Benjegerdes, R.W.; Green, M.A.; Green, M.I.; Scanlan, R.M.
1988-08-01
We have observed that some of our model SSC dipoles have long time constant decays of the magnetic field harmonics with amplitudes large enough to result in significant beam loss, if they are not corrected. The magnets were run at constant current at the SSC injection field level of 0.3 tesla for one to three hours and changes in the magnetic field were observed. One explanation for the observed field decay is time dependent superconductor magnetization. Another explanation involves flux creep or flux flow. Data are presented on how the decay changes with previous flux history. Similar magnets with different Nb-Ti filament spacings and matrix materials have different long time field decay. A theoretical model using proximity coupling and flux creep for the observed field decay is discussed. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.
A lumped-circuit model for the radiation impedance of a circular piston in a rigid baffle.
Bozkurt, Ayhan
2008-09-01
The radiation impedance of a piston transducer mounted in a rigid baffle has been widely addressed in the literature. The real and imaginary parts of the impedance are described by the first order Bessel and Struve functions, respectively. Although there are power series expansions for both functions, the analytic formulation of a lumped circuit is not trivial. In this paper, we present an empirical approach to the derivation of a lumped-circuit model for the radiation impedance expression, based on observations on the near-field behavior of stored kinetic and elastic energy. The field analysis is carried out using a finite element method model of the piston and surrounding fluid medium. We show that fluctuations in the real and imaginary components of the impedance can be modeled by series and shunt tank circuits, each of which shape a certain section of the impedance curve. Because the model is composed of lumped-circuit elements, it can be used in circuit simulators. Consequently, the proposed model is useful for the analysis of transducer front-end circuits. PMID:18986901
Design and analysis of perfect terahertz metamaterial absorber by a novel dynamic circuit model.
Hokmabadi, Mohammad Parvinnezhad; Wilbert, David S; Kung, Patrick; Kim, Seongsin M
2013-07-15
Metamaterial terahertz absorbers composed of a frequency selective layer followed by a spacer and a metallic backplane have recently attracted great attention as a device to detect terahertz radiation. In this work, we present a quasistatic dynamic circuit model that can decently describe operational principle of metamaterial terahertz absorbers based on interference theory of reflected waves. The model comprises two series LC resonance components, one for resonance in frequency selective surface (FSS) and another for resonance inside the spacer. Absorption frequency is dominantly determined by the LC of FSS while the spacer LC changes slightly the magnitude and frequency of absorption. This model fits perfectly for both simulated and experimental data. By using this model, we study our designed absorber and we analyze the effect of changing in spacer thickness and metal conductivity on absorption spectrum. PMID:23938496
Characterization and Modeling of 4H-SiC Lateral MOSFETs for Integrated Circuit Design
Mudholkar, M; Mantooth, HA
2013-06-01
A new process in 4H-SiC is developed that features n-type buried and inversion channel lateral MOSFETs that are fabricated with several different channel lengths (2-8 mu m) and widths (8-32 mu m) and characterized over a wide temperature range (25 degrees C-225 degrees C). It is shown that the on-resistance of enhancement-mode SiC MOSFETs reduces with temperature despite a reduction in inversion mobility because of the interaction of interface states with temperature. To enable integrated circuit development using the developed MOSFETs, their electrical characteristics are modeled over geometry and temperature using the industry standard PSP MOSFET model. A new mathematical formulation to describe the presence of the interface states is also developed and implemented in the PSP model, and excellent agreement is shown between measurement and simulation using the modified PSP model.
Atomistic spin model simulations of magnetic nanomaterials
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Evans, R. F. L.; Fan, W. J.; Chureemart, P.; Ostler, T. A.; Ellis, M. O. A.; Chantrell, R. W.
2014-03-01
Atomistic modelling of magnetic materials provides unprecedented detail about the underlying physical processes that govern their macroscopic properties, and allows the simulation of complex effects such as surface anisotropy, ultrafast laser-induced spin dynamics, exchange bias, and microstructural effects. Here we present the key methods used in atomistic spin models which are then applied to a range of magnetic problems. We detail the parallelization strategies used which enable the routine simulation of extended systems with full atomistic resolution.
An improved electrical and thermal model of a microbolometer for electronic circuit simulation
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Würfel, D.; Vogt, H.
2012-09-01
The need for uncooled infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPA) for imaging systems has increased since the beginning of the nineties. Examples for the application of IRFPAs are thermography, pedestrian detection for automotives, fire fighting, and infrared spectroscopy. It is very important to have a correct electro-optical model for the simulation of the microbolometer during the development of the readout integrated circuit (ROIC) used for IRFPAs. The microbolometer as the sensing element absorbs infrared radiation which leads to a change of its temperature due to a very good thermal insulation. In conjunction with a high temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of the sensing material (typical vanadium oxide or amorphous silicon) this temperature change results in a change of the electrical resistance. During readout, electrical power is dissipated in the microbolometer, which increases the temperature continuously. The standard model for the electro-optical simulation of a microbolometer includes the radiation emitted by an observed blackbody, radiation emitted by the substrate, radiation emitted by the microbolometer itself to the surrounding, a heat loss through the legs which connect the microbolometer electrically and mechanically to the substrate, and the electrical power dissipation during readout of the microbolometer (Wood, 1997). The improved model presented in this paper takes a closer look on additional radiation effects in a real IR camera system, for example the radiation emitted by the casing and the lens. The proposed model will consider that some parts of the radiation that is reflected from the casing and the substrate is also absorbed by the microbolometer. Finally, the proposed model will include that some fraction of the radiation is transmitted through the microbolometer at first and then absorbed after the reflection at the surface of the substrate. Compared to the standard model temperature and resistance of the microbolometer can be modelled more realistically when these higher order effects are taken into account. A Verilog-A model for electronic circuit simulations is developed based on the improved thermal model of the microbolometer. Finally, a simulation result of a simple circuit is presented.
Chen, Chang Hao; Pun, Sio Hang; Mak, Peng Un; Vai, Mang I; Klug, Achim; Lei, Tim C
2014-01-01
Glass micropipettes are widely used to record neural activity from single neurons or clusters of neurons extracellularly in live animals. However, to date, there has been no comprehensive study of noise in extracellular recordings with glass micropipettes. The purpose of this work was to assess various noise sources that affect extracellular recordings and to create model systems in which novel micropipette neural amplifier designs can be tested. An equivalent circuit of the glass micropipette and the noise model of this circuit, which accurately describe the various noise sources involved in extracellular recordings, have been developed. Measurement schemes using dead brain tissue as well as extracellular recordings from neurons in the inferior colliculus, an auditory brain nucleus of an anesthetized gerbil, were used to characterize noise performance and amplification efficacy of the proposed micropipette neural amplifier. According to our model, the major noise sources which influence the signal to noise ratio are the intrinsic noise of the neural amplifier and the thermal noise from distributed pipette resistance. These two types of noise were calculated and measured and were shown to be the dominating sources of background noise for in vivo experiments. PMID:25133158
Chen, Chang Hao; Pun, Sio Hang; Mak, Peng Un; Vai, Mang I; Klug, Achim; Lei, Tim C.
2014-01-01
Glass micropipettes are widely used to record neural activity from single neurons or clusters of neurons extracellularly in live animals. However, to date, there has been no comprehensive study of noise in extracellular recordings with glass micropipettes. The purpose of this work was to assess various noise sources that affect extracellular recordings and to create model systems in which novel micropipette neural amplifier designs can be tested. An equivalent circuit of the glass micropipette and the noise model of this circuit, which accurately describe the various noise sources involved in extracellular recordings, have been developed. Measurement schemes using dead brain tissue as well as extracellular recordings from neurons in the inferior colliculus, an auditory brain nucleus of an anesthetized gerbil, were used to characterize noise performance and amplification efficacy of the proposed micropipette neural amplifier. According to our model, the major noise sources which influence the signal to noise ratio are the intrinsic noise of the neural amplifier and the thermal noise from distributed pipette resistance. These two types of noise were calculated and measured and were shown to be the dominating sources of background noise for in vivo experiments. PMID:25133158
Ni, Zhen; Charab, Samer; Gunraj, Carolyn; Nelson, Aimee J; Udupa, Kaviraja; Yeh, I-Jin; Chen, Robert
2011-02-01
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the primary motor cortex (M1) produces a series of corticospinal descending waves, with a direct (D) wave followed by several indirect (I) waves. TMS inducing posterior-anterior (PA) current in the brain predominantly recruits the early I1-wave, whereas anterior-posterior (AP) directed current preferentially recruits the late I3-wave. However, it is not known whether I-waves elicited by different current directions are mediated by the same neuronal populations. We studied the neuronal mechanisms mediating I-waves by examining the influence of short-latency afferent inhibition (SAI) on various I-waves. SAI was tested with electrical median nerve stimulation at the wrist followed by TMS to the contralateral M1 at different current directions. Surface electromyograms and single motor units were recorded from the first dorsal interosseous muscle. SAI was weaker for the AP compared with that for the PA current direction. With increasing median nerve stimulation intensities, SAI increased for the PA direction but showed a U-shaped relationship for the AP direction. SAI produced more inhibition of late I-waves generated by PA than those generated by AP current direction. We conclude that late I-waves generated by PA and AP current directions are mediated by different neuronal mechanisms. PMID:21148098
MYERS,DAVID R.; JESSING,JEFFREY R.; SPAHN,OLGA B.; SHANEYFELT,MARTY R.
2000-01-01
This project represented a coordinated LLNL-SNL collaboration to investigate the feasibility of developing radiation-hardened magnetic non-volatile memories using giant magnetoresistance (GMR) materials. The intent of this limited-duration study was to investigate whether giant magnetoresistance (GMR) materials similar to those used for magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) were process compatible with functioning CMOS circuits. Sandia's work on this project demonstrated that deposition of GMR materials did not affect the operation nor the radiation hardness of Sandia's rad-hard CMOS technology, nor did the integration of GMR materials and exposure to ionizing radiation affect the magnetic properties of the GMR films. Thus, following deposition of GMR films on rad-hard integrated circuits, both the circuits and the films survived ionizing radiation levels consistent with DOE mission requirements. Furthermore, Sandia developed techniques to pattern deposited GMR films without degrading the completed integrated circuits upon which they were deposited. The present feasibility study demonstrated all the necessary processing elements to allow fabrication of the non-volatile memory elements onto an existing CMOS chip, and even allow the use of embedded (on-chip) non-volatile memories for system-on-a-chip applications, even in demanding radiation environments. However, funding agencies DTRA, AIM, and DARPA did not have any funds available to support the required follow-on technology development projects that would have been required to develop functioning prototype circuits, nor were such funds available from LDRD nor from other DOE program funds.
A Simple Model of Sedimentary Magnetization Acquisition
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Heslop, D.; Roberts, A. P.; Hawkins, R.
2013-12-01
Sedimentary magnetizations are fundamental to paleomagnetism, but the mechanisms that control remanence acquisition remain poorly constrained. Conceptually, acquisition of a sedimentary natural remanent magnetization (NRM) is simple; magnetic mineral particles that settle through a water column (or that have been deposited onto an unconsolidated sedimentary substrate) experience a geomagnetic torque that rotates them into alignment with the ambient field. Once the sediment is sufficiently compact, the magnetic particle orientations are locked-in, thereby preserving a record of the geomagnetic field at about the time of sediment deposition. Observed sedimentary NRMs, however, are often orders of magnitude smaller than the saturation remanent magnetization of the same sediment, which indicates a fundamentally inefficient remanence acquisition mechanism. We present results from a statistical model, based on the Fisher distribution, which considers magnetic particle reorientations toward an ambient field direction. The results of this simple model provide insights into a number of aspects of sedimentary magnetization acquisition. For example, an assemblage of randomly oriented magnetic particles can acquire a high-fidelity paleomagnetic signal with only small rotations (on the order of 1 degree) of the individual magnetic particles toward the ambient field direction. This demonstrates that the action of a geomagnetic torque does not need to be the dominant process involved in acquisition of sedimentary magnetizations, and that a weak directional bias on an assemblage of magnetic mineral particles could be responsible for the typically observed inefficiency of sedimentary remanence acquisition. Additionally, we show that an inherent inverse relationship exists between the relative paleointensity recorded by a sedimentary NRM and the uncertainty associated with the directional component of the NRM. This relationship has important implications for analysis of directional geomagnetic field behavior during periods with weak fields, such as paleomagnetic reversals and excursions.
Kil-Mo, Koo; Sang-Baik, Kim; Hee-Dong, Kim; Hae-Yong, Kang
2006-07-01
A circuit simulation analysis and diagnosis methods are used to diagnose instruments in detail when they give apparently abnormal readings. In this paper, a new simulator for analyzing the modeling of important circuits under SACs(severe accident conditions) has been designed. The realization of a one body system by using a one order command system in the LabVIEW and Pspice was used instead of a complex two body system. The program shows the output data from the circuit modeling according to a one order command system. The procedure for the simulator design was divided into two steps, of which the first step was the design of the diagnosis methods, and the second step was a circuit simulator for the signal processing tool and the special signal analysis tool. It has three main functions which are a signal processing tool, an accident management tool, and an additional guide from the initial screen. (authors)
A polycrystalline model for magnetic exchange bias.
Harres, A; Geshev, J
2012-08-15
This work introduces a realistic model for the magnetic behavior of polycrystalline ferromagnet/antiferromagnet (FM/AF) systems with granular interfaces. It considers that, for strong enough interface exchange coupling, the AF layer breaks the adjacent FM into small-sized domains and that at the interface there exist grains with uncompensated spins interacting with the FM magnetizations; the classification of these grains as unstable (rotatable, responsible for a coercivity enhancement) or stable (adding to the bias) depends on both the anisotropy and the magnetic coupling with the adjacent FM. The distinctive characteristic of the model is that the effective rotatable anisotropy changes when the external magnetic field is varied resulting in a non-zero hard-axis coercivity, a feature commonly observed, though little understood and often ignored. The applicability of this model was checked on a typical magnetron-sputtered IrMn/Co bilayer and excellent agreement between experiment and simulation was achieved. PMID:22790222
Vector spin modeling for magnetic tunnel junctions with voltage dependent effects
Manipatruni, Sasikanth Nikonov, Dmitri E.; Young, Ian A.
2014-05-07
Integration and co-design of CMOS and spin transfer devices requires accurate vector spin conduction modeling of magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) devices. A physically realistic model of the MTJ should comprehend the spin torque dynamics of nanomagnet interacting with an injected vector spin current and the voltage dependent spin torque. Vector spin modeling allows for calculation of 3 component spin currents and potentials along with the charge currents/potentials in non-collinear magnetic systems. Here, we show 4-component vector spin conduction modeling of magnetic tunnel junction devices coupled with spin transfer torque in the nanomagnet. Nanomagnet dynamics, voltage dependent spin transport, and thermal noise are comprehended in a self-consistent fashion. We show comparison of the model with experimental magnetoresistance (MR) of MTJs and voltage degradation of MR with voltage. Proposed model enables MTJ circuit design that comprehends voltage dependent spin torque effects, switching error rates, spin degradation, and back hopping effects.
Kim, Hyopil; Lim, Chae-Seok; Kaang, Bong-Kiun
2016-01-01
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by three central behavioral symptoms: impaired social interaction, impaired social communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. However, the symptoms are heterogeneous among patients and a number of ASD mouse models have been generated containing mutations that mimic the mutations found in human patients with ASD. Each mouse model was found to display a unique set of repetitive behaviors. In this review, we summarize the repetitive behaviors of the ASD mouse models and variations found in their neural mechanisms including molecular and electrophysiological features. We also propose potential neuronal mechanisms underlying these repetitive behaviors, focusing on the role of the cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic circuits and brain regions associated with both social and repetitive behaviors. Further understanding of molecular and circuitry mechanisms of the repetitive behaviors associated with ASD is necessary to aid the development of effective treatments for these disorders. PMID:26790724
Circuit QED scheme for the realization of the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Larson, J.
2010-06-01
We propose a scheme in which the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick model is realized within a circuit QED system. An array of N superconducting qubits interacts with a driven cavity mode. In the dispersive regime, the cavity mode is adiabatically eliminated generating an effective model for the qubits alone. The characteristic long-range order of the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick model is here mediated by the cavity field. For a closed qubit system, the inherent second-order phase transition of the qubits is reflected in the intensity of the output cavity field. In the broken symmetry phase, the many-body ground state is highly entangled. Relaxation of the qubits is analyzed within a mean-field treatment. The second-order phase transition is lost, while new bistable regimes occur.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Takigami, Tadao; Tomioka, Takahiro
2005-05-01
The goal of this study is to reduce the bending vibration of railway vehicles by applying a vibration suppression technique. The technique utilizes piezoelectric elements that are electrically shunted by an external circuit. This paper presents an investigation by using a scale model of a Shinkansen vehicle with a length of about 5m, mainly focused on implementation of shunt circuits. Small pieces of piezoelectric elements are bonded to its floor structure and electrically connected to a shunt circuit. The authors propose a new method to implement shunt circuits, a part of which is virtually realized. The circuits are designed for practical use under the condition of high voltage generated by the elements. Two types of shunt circuits are tested in this study. One is equivalent to an inductor and a resistor in series, and the other consists of a negative capacitor and a resistor. In actuality, the inductor and the negative capacitor are replaced by virtually realized impedance components. Results of excitation tests show that the circuits implemented based on the proposed method function as expected and bending vibration of the carbody can be reduced successfully.
Using mice to model Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: From genes to circuits.
Ahmari, Susanne E
2016-05-01
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a severe, chronic, and highly prevalent psychiatric disorder that affects between 1.5% and 3% of people worldwide. Despite its severity, high prevalence, and clear societal cost, current OCD therapies are only partially effective. In order to ultimately develop improved treatments for this severe mental illness, we need further research to gain an improved understanding of the pathophysiology that underlies obsessions and compulsions. Though studies in OCD patients can provide some insight into the disease process, studies in humans are inherently limited in their ability to dissect pathologic processes because of their non-invasive nature. The recent development of strategies for genetic and circuit-specific manipulation in rodent models finally allows us to identify the molecular, cellular, and circuit events that lead to abnormal repetitive behaviors and affect dysregulation relevant to OCD. This review will highlight recent studies in mouse model systems that have used transgenic and optogenetic tools in combination with classic pharmacology and behavioral techniques to advance our understanding of these pathologic processes. PMID:26562431
Modeling integrated photovoltaic–electrochemical devices using steady-state equivalent circuits
Winkler, Mark T.; Cox, Casandra R.; Nocera, Daniel G.; Buonassisi, Tonio
2013-01-01
We describe a framework for efficiently coupling the power output of a series-connected string of single-band-gap solar cells to an electrochemical process that produces storable fuels. We identify the fundamental efficiency limitations that arise from using solar cells with a single band gap, an arrangement that describes the use of currently economic solar cell technologies such as Si or CdTe. Steady-state equivalent circuit analysis permits modeling of practical systems. For the water-splitting reaction, modeling defines parameters that enable a solar-to-fuels efficiency exceeding 18% using laboratory GaAs cells and 16% using all earth-abundant components, including commercial Si solar cells and Co- or Ni-based oxygen evolving catalysts. Circuit analysis also provides a predictive tool: given the performance of the separate photovoltaic and electrochemical systems, the behavior of the coupled photovoltaic–electrochemical system can be anticipated. This predictive utility is demonstrated in the case of water oxidation at the surface of a Si solar cell, using a Co–borate catalyst.
Single-grain Si thin-film transistors SPICE model, analog and RF circuit applications
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Baiano, A.; Danesh, M.; Saputra, N.; Ishihara, R.; Long, J.; Metselaar, W.; Beenakker, C. I. M.; Karaki, N.; Hiroshima, Y.; Inoue, S.
2008-09-01
Single-grain thin-film transistors (SG-TFTs) fabricated inside location-controlled using ?-Czochralski process exhibit SOI-FETs like performance despite processing temperatures remaining below 350 C. Thus, the SG-TFT is a potential technology for large-area highly-integrated electronic system and system-in-package, taking advantage of the system-on-flexible substrate and low manufacturing cost capabalities. The SG-TFT is modeled based on the BSIMSOI SPICE model where the mobility parameter is modified to fit the SG-TFT behavior. Therefore, analog and RF circuits can be designed and benchmarked. A two-stage telescopic cascode operational amplifier fabricated in a prototype 1.5 ?m SG-TFT technology demonstrates DC gain of 55 dB and unity-gain bandwidth of 6.3 MHz. A prototype CMOS voltage reference demonstrates a power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) of 50 dB. With unity-gain frequency, fT, in the GHz range, the SG-TFT can also enable RF circuits for wireless applications. A 12 dB gain RF cascode amplifier with integrated on-chip inductors operating in the 433 MHz ISM band is demonstrated.
Effects of conductivity perturbations in time-dependent global electric circuit model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jánský, Jaroslav; Pasko, Victor P.
2015-12-01
This paper contributes to the understanding of the influence of conductivity perturbations on the ionospheric potential in the Earth's global electric circuit (GEC). The conductivity perturbations appearing in the middle atmosphere produced by γ ray bursts from magnetars are studied first. The transient response of the ionospheric potential is modeled in this case, and timescales of interest are identified (0.01-10s). In this case modification of ionospheric potential is small. Additionally, the principal effects of topography and reduction of conductivity inside the thundercloud are studied. Both of these factors effectively increase the ionospheric potential for a classic source in the GEC represented by a current dipole leading to formation of two main charge centers of the thunderstorm. On the other hand, for GEC including topography and conductivity reduction in thunderclouds the contribution of sequence of negative cloud-to-ground lightning discharges to the ionospheric potential is decreased. Simulation results show a very good agreement with equivalent circuit models for conductivity perturbations with horizontal dimensions exceeding 20 km.
Charge balance and ionospheric potential dynamics in time dependent global electric circuit model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jansky, J.; Pasko, V. P.
2014-12-01
We have developed a time-dependent model of global electric circuit (GEC)in spherical coordinates. The model solves time-dependent charge continuity equation coupledwith Poisson's equation. An implicit time stepping is used to avoid strict dielectricrelaxation time step condition, and boundary conditions for Poisson's equationare implemented to allow accurate description of time evolution of the ionospheric potential.The concept of impulse response of GEC is introduced that allows effective representationof complex time dynamics of various physical quantities in the circuit usingmodel results obtained for instantaneous deposition of a point charge.The more complex problems, like continuous charging of thunderstorms and different typesof lightning dischargesare then reconstructed using convolution and linearity principles.It is shown that for a thundercloud charging phase, typicallyrepresented by a current dipole, the ionospheric potential can be determined from the differenceof time integrals of two ionospheric potential impulse responsescorresponding to charge locations at the opposite ends of the current dipole.During a cloud to ground lightning discharge,the ionospheric potential changes instantaneously by a value proportionalto the charge moment change produced by lightning and then relaxes to zero.We will also discuss processes involving transient conductivity perturbations in GEC associated withextraterrestrial gamma ray bursts and sprites.
A Global Circuit Tool for Modeling Lightning Indirect Effects on Aircraft
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Moussa, H.; Abdi, M.; Issac, F.; Prost, D.
The topic of this study is electromagnetic environment and electromagnetic interference (EMI) effects, specifically the modeling of lightning indirect effects on aircraft electrical systems present on embedded and highly exposed equipments, such as nose landing gear (NLG) and nacelles, through a circuit approach. The main goal of the presented work, funded by a French national project, PREFACE, is to propose a simple equivalent electrical circuit to represent a geometrical structure, taking into account mutual, self-inductances, and resistances, which play a fundamental role in the lightning current distribution. Then this model is intended to be coupled to a functional one, describing a power train chain composed of a converter, a shielded power harness, and a motor or a set of resistors used as a load for the converter. The novelty here is to provide a pre-sizing qualitative approach allowing playing on integration in pre-design phases. This tool intends to offer a user-friendly way for replying rapidly to calls for tender, taking into account the lightning constraints.
Model of Protein Kinase B for Cell Survival/Death and its Equivalent Bio Circuit
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jain, Shruti; Naik, Pradeep K.; Bhooshan, Sunil V.
2011-12-01
Signaling pathways have traditionally focused on delineating immediate upstream and down stream interactions, and then organizing these interactions into linear cascades that relay and regulate information from cell surface receptors to cellular effectors such as metabolic enzymes, channels or transcription factors. However, recent analyses of signaling pathways have revealed that cellular signals do not necessarily propagate in a linear fashion. Because of their size and complexity, these networks are often too complicated for the human mind to organize and analyze. AkT (protein kinase B) is a central signaling molecule in the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathway that is frequently activated in human cancer. Here we provide an overview of recent findings, how AkT promotes cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis by phosphorylating and inactivating several targets, including forkhead transcription factors, and caspase-9. The ability of AkT to promote survival was dependent on and proportional to its kinase activity. We have made computational model for AkT, on the basis of that model we have made the truth tables, Boolean equations and than implement the equations using logic circuits and Bio-circuits showing cell survival and death.
Modifications and Modelling of the Fission Surface Power Primary Test Circuit (FSP-PTC)
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Garber, Ann E.
2008-01-01
An actively pumped alkali metal flow circuit, designed and fabricated at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, underwent a range of tests at MSFC in early 2007. During this period, system transient responses and the performance of the liquid metal pump were evaluated. In May of 2007, the circuit was drained and cleaned to prepare for multiple modifications: the addition of larger upper and lower reservoirs, the installation of an annular linear induction pump (ALIP), and the inclusion of the Single Flow Cell Test Apparatus (SFCTA) in the test section. Performance of the ALIP, provided by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), will be evaluated when testing resumes. The SFCTA, which will be tested simultaneously, will provide data on alkali metal flow behavior through the simulated core channels and assist in the development of a second generation thermal simulator. Additionally, data from the first round of testing has been used to refine the working system model, developed using the Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP). This paper covers the modifications of the FSP-PTC and the updated GFSSP system model.
Magnetic modeling of the Bushveld Igneous Complex
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Webb, S. J.; Cole, J.; Letts, S. A.; Finn, C.; Torsvik, T. H.; Lee, M. D.
2009-12-01
Magnetic modeling of the 2.06 Ga Bushveld Complex presents special challenges due a variety of magnetic effects. These include strong remanence in the Main Zone and extremely high magnetic susceptibilities in the Upper Zone, which exhibit self-demagnetization. Recent palaeomagnetic results have resolved a long standing discrepancy between age data, which constrain the emplacement to within 1 million years, and older palaeomagnetic data which suggested ~50 million years for emplacement. The new palaeomagnetic results agree with the age data and present a single consistent pole, as opposed to a long polar wander path, for the Bushveld for all of the Zones and all of the limbs. These results also pass a fold test indicating the Bushveld Complex was emplaced horizontally lending support to arguments for connectivity. The magnetic signature of the Bushveld Complex provides an ideal mapping tool as the UZ has high susceptibility values and is well layered showing up as distinct anomalies on new high resolution magnetic data. However, this signature is similar to the highly magnetic BIFs found in the Transvaal and in the Witwatersrand Supergroups. Through careful mapping using new high resolution aeromagnetic data, we have been able to map the Bushveld UZ in complicated geological regions and identify a characteristic signature with well defined layers. The Main Zone, which has a more subdued magnetic signature, does have a strong remanent component and exhibits several magnetic reversals. The magnetic layers of the UZ contain layers of magnetitite with as much as 80-90% pure magnetite with large crystals (1-2 cm). While these layers are not strongly remanent, they have extremely high magnetic susceptibilities, and the self demagnetization effect must be taken into account when modeling these layers. Because the Bushveld Complex is so large, the geometry of the Earths magnetic field relative to the layers of the UZ Bushveld Complex changes orientation, creating complications in the modeling. Anisotropic magnetic susceptibility may be related to demagnetization in the Bushveld Complex due to well defined, relatively thin layers. Aeromagnetic data are useful for imaging layered intrusions because they often contain highly magnetic layers. However, care must be taken to incorporate the effects of strong susceptibilites (AMS,demagnetisation) and remanence.
Global Solar Photospheric Magnetic Field Modeling (Invited)
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Henney, C. J.; Arge, C. N.; Toussaint, W.; Gonzalez-Hernandez, I. E.; Koller, J.; Godinez, H. C.; Macdonald, G. A.
2013-12-01
Estimation of the global photospheric magnetic field distribution is currently difficult since only approximately half of the solar surface is magnetically observed at any given time. With the solar rotational period relative to Earth at approximately 27 days, these global maps include observed data that are more than 13 days old. Data assimilation between old and new observations can result in spatial polarity discontinuities that result in monopole signals. To help minimize these large discontinuities we have developed the ADAPT (Air Force Data Assimilative Photospheric flux Transport) model, which incorporates data assimilation using an Ensemble Least Squares (EnLS) estimation method with photospheric magnetic flux transport. The ADAPT transport model evolves the solar magnetic flux for an ensemble of realizations using different parameter values for rotational, meridional, and super-granular diffusive transport processes. New data assimilative methods, along with recent progress to incorporate solar farside and subsurface nearside data inferred from helioseismology, will be discussed in this presentation.
Magnetic control assembly qualification model
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Shen, R. C.; Fleming, R.; Rutkowski, M. Z.; Fowler, R. Z.
1972-01-01
Fabrication and testing of the magnetic control assembly (MCA) are summarized. The MCA was designed as an add-on unit for certain existing components of the Nimbus and ERTS attitude control system. The MCA system consists of three orthogonal electromagnets; a magnetometer probe capable of sensing external fields in the X, Y, and Z axes; and the control electronics. An operational description of the system is given along with all major drawings and photographs. Manufacturing and inspection procedures are outlined and a chronological list of events is included with the fabrication summary.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Sugioka, Hideyuki
2015-10-01
Transient space charge phenomena at high step voltages are interesting since they play a central role in many exotic nonequilibrium phenomena of ion dynamics in an electrolyte. However, the fundamental equations [i.e., the nonsteady Poisson-Nernst-Planck (PNP) equations] have not been solved analytically at high applied voltages because of their large nonlinearity. In this study, on the basis of the steady PNP solution, we propose an electrical circuit model that considers transient space charge effects and find that the dc and ac responses of the total charge of the electrical double layer are in fairly good agreement with the numerical results even at large applied voltages. Furthermore, on the basis of this model, we find approximate analytical solutions for the nonsteady PNP equations that are in good agreement with the numerical solutions of the concentration, charge density, and potential distribution at high applied voltages at each time in a surface region.
Quantifying Demyelination in NK venom treated nerve using its electric circuit model
Das, H. K.; Das, D.; Doley, R.; Sahu, P. P.
2016-01-01
Reduction of myelin in peripheral nerve causes critical demyelinating diseases such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc. Clinical monitoring of these diseases requires rapid and non-invasive quantification of demyelination. Here we have developed formulation of nerve conduction velocity (NCV) in terms of demyelination considering electric circuit model of a nerve having bundle of axons for its quantification from NCV measurements. This approach has been validated and demonstrated with toad nerve model treated with crude Naja kaouthia (NK) venom and also shows the effect of Phospholipase A2 and three finger neurotoxin from NK-venom on peripheral nerve. This opens future scope for non-invasive clinical measurement of demyelination. PMID:26932543
Quantifying Demyelination in NK venom treated nerve using its electric circuit model.
Das, H K; Das, D; Doley, R; Sahu, P P
2016-01-01
Reduction of myelin in peripheral nerve causes critical demyelinating diseases such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc. Clinical monitoring of these diseases requires rapid and non-invasive quantification of demyelination. Here we have developed formulation of nerve conduction velocity (NCV) in terms of demyelination considering electric circuit model of a nerve having bundle of axons for its quantification from NCV measurements. This approach has been validated and demonstrated with toad nerve model treated with crude Naja kaouthia (NK) venom and also shows the effect of Phospholipase A2 and three finger neurotoxin from NK-venom on peripheral nerve. This opens future scope for non-invasive clinical measurement of demyelination. PMID:26932543
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Qian, Li-Bo; Zhu, Zhang-Ming; Xia, Yin-Shui; Ding, Rui-Xue; Yang, Yin-Tang
2014-03-01
Through-silicon-via (TSV) to TSV crosstalk noise is one of the key factors affecting the signal integrity of three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D ICs). Based on the frequency dependent equivalent electrical parameters for the TSV channel, an analytical crosstalk noise model is established to capture the TSV induced crosstalk noise. The impact of various design parameters including insulation dielectric, via pitch, via height, silicon conductivity, and terminal impedance on the crosstalk noise is analyzed with the proposed model. Two approaches are proposed to alleviate the TSV noise, namely, driver sizing and via shielding, and the SPICE results show 241 mV and 379 mV reductions in the peak noise voltage, respectively.
Integration of MHD load models with circuit representations the Z generator.
Jennings, Christopher A.; Ampleford, David J.; Jones, Brent Manley; McBride, Ryan D.; Bailey, James E.; Jones, Michael C.; Gomez, Matthew Robert.; Cuneo, Michael Edward; Nakhleh, Charles; Stygar, William A.; Savage, Mark Edward; Wagoner, Timothy C.; Moore, James K.
2013-03-01
MHD models of imploding loads fielded on the Z accelerator are typically driven by reduced or simplified circuit representations of the generator. The performance of many of the imploding loads is critically dependent on the current and power delivered to them, so may be strongly influenced by the generators response to their implosion. Current losses diagnosed in the transmission lines approaching the load are further known to limit the energy delivery, while exhibiting some load dependence. Through comparing the convolute performance of a wide variety of short pulse Z loads we parameterize a convolute loss resistance applicable between different experiments. We incorporate this, and other current loss terms into a transmission line representation of the Z vacuum section. We then apply this model to study the current delivery to a wide variety of wire array and MagLif style liner loads.
Circuit model for the inverse Z-pinch wire array switch.
Waisman, Eduardo Mario; Cuneo, Michael Edward; Harvey-Thompson, A.; Lebedev, Sergey V.
2010-06-01
A 0D circuit code is introduced to study the wire array switch concept introduced in. It has been implemented and researched at Imperial College. An exploding wire array, the switch, is in parallel with the load, an imploding wire array. Most of the current flows in the exploding array until it expands and becomes highly resistive. The 0D code contains simple models of Joule energy deposition and plasma expansion for W and Al wires. The purpose of the device is to produce fast Z-pinch implosion, below 100ns on MAGPIE and the Sandia Z machine. Self and mutual inductances are taken into consideration as well as the rocket model for wire ablation. The switch characteristics of the exploding array are prescribed and tuned up to agree with MAGPIE shots. The dependence of the device on the configuration of the arrays is studied and scaling to ZR conditions is explored.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Bletzinger, P.; Flemming, Mark J.
1987-12-01
This paper describes the electrical characteristics of a parallel plate RF discharge, derived from measurements of current and voltage waveforms, gas pressure, and input power. The measurements were performed at 0.1-10-torr pressures, and at frequencies from 7.1 to 20 MHz, using a specially designed experimental setup. The discharge impedance was found to reach a minimum for all frequencies at a pressure of about 1 torr; the impedance decreased with increasing frequency. It is shown that a simple equivalent circuit with a capacitance representing the electrode sheaths can model the measured impedance characteristics of the parallel plate discharge over the pressure range applied. At pressures below 1 torr, the equivalent resistance of the model is independent of gas pressure, indicating that the power deposition into the discharge in the pressure range is not dominated by collisional processes between electrons and neutrals. Instead, the wave-riding process is suggested as the dominant process in this pressure range.
Quantifying Demyelination in NK venom treated nerve using its electric circuit model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Das, H. K.; Das, D.; Doley, R.; Sahu, P. P.
2016-03-01
Reduction of myelin in peripheral nerve causes critical demyelinating diseases such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc. Clinical monitoring of these diseases requires rapid and non-invasive quantification of demyelination. Here we have developed formulation of nerve conduction velocity (NCV) in terms of demyelination considering electric circuit model of a nerve having bundle of axons for its quantification from NCV measurements. This approach has been validated and demonstrated with toad nerve model treated with crude Naja kaouthia (NK) venom and also shows the effect of Phospholipase A2 and three finger neurotoxin from NK-venom on peripheral nerve. This opens future scope for non-invasive clinical measurement of demyelination.
Qiu Longqing; Zhang Yi; Krause, Hans-Joachim; Braginski, Alex I.; Usoskin, Alexander
2007-05-15
Certain applications of superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) require a magnetic field measurement only in a very narrow frequency range. In order to selectively improve the alternating-current (ac) magnetic field sensitivity of a high-temperature superconductor SQUID for a distinct frequency, a single-coil LC resonant circuit has been used. Within the liquid nitrogen bath, the coil surrounds the SQUID and couples to it inductively. Copper coils with different numbers of windings were used to cover the frequency range from <1 to nearly 100 kHz. A superconducting coil made of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} tape conductor was also tested. With the LC circuit, the signal-to-noise ratio of measurements could be improved typically by one order of magnitude or more in a narrow frequency band around the resonance frequency exceeding a few kilohertz. The best attained equivalent magnetic field resolution was 2.5 fT/{radical}Hz at 88 kHz. The experimental findings are in good agreement with mathematical analysis of the circuit with copper coil.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Murray, Roy
The field of organic photovoltaics (OPV) has progressed rapidly. With new materials and methods being briskly developed, the characterization of OPV also needs to be updated. A simple, quantitative analysis that can be shared between labs would help the field achieve uniformity and increase the pace of research. Current-voltage (JV) measurements yield valuable insight into the internal physics of OPV devices. A simple lumped circuit model, previously used to analyze various inorganic thin film PV and more recently applied to OPV, has been used to quantify the electrical behavior of a device. To investigate how the lumped circuit model parameters vary with device treatment, we carried out an annealing study of P3HT:PCBM blend OPV devices. In addition to this study, we also studied the effect of various inorganic materials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles or novel inorganic electrodes on the parameters of the model. We characterized and quantified the effect of these changes (novel materials, thermal annealing, plasmonic nanoparticles, and inorganic electrodes) by studying how the model parameters changed. While studying the resistances in unannealed and annealed devices, a barrier was found around the flat band voltage. This barrier disappeared upon annealing, indicating that it was due to material characteristics related to the crystallinity or the phase separation. In addition to the JV investigations, we investigated where the current in an OPV device originates. Using high resolution microscopy images, we were able to image the workings of a device to greater understand how light is absorbed and where electrons originate. All data was used to better characterize effects of materials on OPV devices and create a framework for future studies to be benchmarked against.
Circuit Modeling of the Electrical Impedance Part III : Disuse Following Bone Fracture
Shiffman, C A
2013-01-01
Multifrequency measurements of the electrical impedance of muscle have been extended to the study of disuse following bone fracture, and analyzed using the 5-element circuit model used earlier in the study of the effects of disease. Eighteen subjects recovering from simple fractures on upper or lower limbs were examined (10 males, 8 females, aged 18-66). Muscles on un-injured contralateral limbs were used as comparison standards, and results are presented in terms of the ratios p(injured)/p(un-injured), where p stands for the circuit parameter r1, r2, r3, 1/c1, or 1/c2. These are strikingly similar to the diseased-to-healthy ratios for patients with neuromuscular disease, reported in part I of this series. In particular r1 is virtually unaffected and the ratios for r2, r3, 1/c1, and 1/c2 can be as large as in serious disease. Furthermore the same pattern of relationships between the parameters is found, suggesting that there is a common underlying mechanism for the impedance changes. Atrophy and fibrosis are examined as candidates for that mechanism, but it is argued that their effects are too small to explain the observed changes. Fundamental considerations aside, the sensitivity, reproducibility and technical simplicity of the technique recommends its use for in-flight assessments of muscles during orbital or interplanetary missions. PMID:23587651
Circuit modeling of the electrical impedance: part III. Disuse following bone fracture.
Shiffman, C A
2013-05-01
Multifrequency measurements of the electrical impedance of muscle have been extended to the study of disuse following bone fracture, and analyzed using the five-element circuit model used earlier in the study of the effects of disease. Eighteen subjects recovering from simple fractures on upper or lower limbs were examined (ten males, eight females, aged 18-66). Muscles on uninjured contralateral limbs were used as comparison standards, and results are presented in terms of the ratios p(injured)/p(uninjured), where p stands for the circuit parameter r1, r2, r3, 1/c1 or 1/c2. These are strikingly similar to the diseased-to-healthy ratios for patients with neuromuscular disease, reported in part I of this series. In particular, r1 is virtually unaffected and the ratios for r2, r3, 1/c1 and 1/c2 can be as large as in serious disease. Furthermore, the same pattern of relationships between the parameters is found, suggesting that there is a common underlying mechanism for the impedance changes. Atrophy and fibrosis are examined as candidates for that mechanism, but it is argued that their effects are too small to explain the observed changes. Fundamental considerations aside, the sensitivity, reproducibility and technical simplicity of the technique recommend its use for in-flight assessments of muscles during orbital or interplanetary missions. PMID:23587651
Optical diagnostics and numerical modelling of arc re-strikes in low-voltage circuit breakers
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Fivet, C.; Barrault, M.; Petit, P.; Chvrier, P.; Fleurier, C.; Andr, V.
1997-11-01
This paper is devoted to the study of the phenomenon of arc re-striking in low-voltage circuit breakers. The arc re-strike can be described as a sudden re-appearance in the arcing contact region when the arc had been situated in the quenching chamber a few tens of microseconds before. Our experimental investigations have established that the critical arcing contact region is still crossed by a so-called residual current of the order of several amperes. A gas temperature of around 4000 K was derived both from fine electrical measurements and from a molecular spectroscopy technique just before the occurrence of the arc re-strike. We also demonstrate that the re-strike takes place through the growth of the remaining current of several amperes in the arcing contact region. A numerical approach was carried out with a two-dimensional hydrodynamic code. This was found able to describe the arc movement in the model circuit breaker throughout a high-current-interruption operation and, notably, to simulate the arc re-strikes. The simulation exhibits the role of the flow of gas evaporated from the wall in the process of maintaining a slightly conductive medium in the arc ignition region.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Guseynov, F. G.; Abbasova, E. M.
1977-01-01
The equivalent representation of brakes and coupling by lumped circuits is investigated. Analytical equations are derived for relating the indices of the transients to the parameters of the equivalent circuits for arbitrary rotor speed. A computer algorithm is given for the calculations.
STDP Installs in Winner-Take-All Circuits an Online Approximation to Hidden Markov Model Learning
Kappel, David; Nessler, Bernhard; Maass, Wolfgang
2014-01-01
In order to cross a street without being run over, we need to be able to extract very fast hidden causes of dynamically changing multi-modal sensory stimuli, and to predict their future evolution. We show here that a generic cortical microcircuit motif, pyramidal cells with lateral excitation and inhibition, provides the basis for this difficult but all-important information processing capability. This capability emerges in the presence of noise automatically through effects of STDP on connections between pyramidal cells in Winner-Take-All circuits with lateral excitation. In fact, one can show that these motifs endow cortical microcircuits with functional properties of a hidden Markov model, a generic model for solving such tasks through probabilistic inference. Whereas in engineering applications this model is adapted to specific tasks through offline learning, we show here that a major portion of the functionality of hidden Markov models arises already from online applications of STDP, without any supervision or rewards. We demonstrate the emergent computing capabilities of the model through several computer simulations. The full power of hidden Markov model learning can be attained through reward-gated STDP. This is due to the fact that these mechanisms enable a rejection sampling approximation to theoretically optimal learning. We investigate the possible performance gain that can be achieved with this more accurate learning method for an artificial grammar task. PMID:24675787
Numerical Modeling of a Magnetic Nozzle
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Tushentsov, Mikhail; Breizman, Boris; Arefiev, Alexey
2007-11-01
We present computational study of a magnetic nozzle, which is a component of the VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) plasma-based propulsion system for a space vehicle. The magnetic nozzle transforms ion gyromotion into directed axial motion, adiabatically accelerating the plasma, and enabling plasma detachment from the spaceship via self-consistent magnetic field modification. VASIMR employs ion cyclotron resonance heating to deposit rf-power directly to the plasma ions created by the low energy plasma source. We have developed a numerical code to model the axisymmetric nozzle within the framework of collisionless MHD with an azimuthal ion velocity spread. The code implements a reduced model that consists of truncated steady-state equations for the velocity space moments of the ion distribution function and takes advantage of the plasma flow paraxiality. This makes it possible to study the conversion of the ion gyro-energy at the nozzle entrance into the energy of the directed flow at the exhaust. The magnetic field in the vacuum, which is not assumed to be paraxial, is calculated using a given magnetic coil configuration in the presence of plasma. From the computed steady-state flow configuration, the code evaluates magnetic nozzle efficiency, defined as the ratio of the axial momentum flux in the outgoing flow to the axial momentum flux in the incoming flow.
Testing the Model of Oscillating Magnetic Traps
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Szaforz, Ż.; Tomczak, M.
2015-01-01
The aim of this paper is to test the model of oscillating magnetic traps (the OMT model), proposed by Jakimiec and Tomczak ( Solar Phys. 261, 233, 2010). This model describes the process of excitation of quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs) observed during solar flares. In the OMT model energetic electrons are accelerated within a triangular, cusp-like structure situated between the reconnection point and the top of a flare loop as seen in soft X-rays. We analyzed QPPs in hard X-ray light curves for 23 flares as observed by Yohkoh. Three independent methods were used. We also used hard X-ray images to localize magnetic traps and soft X-ray images to diagnose thermal plasmas inside the traps. We found that the majority of the observed pulsation periods correlates with the diameters of oscillating magnetic traps, as was predicted by the OMT model. We also found that the electron number density of plasma inside the magnetic traps in the time of pulsation disappearance is strongly connected with the pulsation period. We conclude that the observations are consistent with the predictions of the OMT model for the analyzed set of flares.
Luo, X; Gee, S; Sohal, V; Small, D
2016-02-10
Optogenetics is a new tool to study neuronal circuits that have been genetically modified to allow stimulation by flashes of light. We study recordings from single neurons within neural circuits under optogenetic stimulation. The data from these experiments present a statistical challenge of modeling a high-frequency point process (neuronal spikes) while the input is another high-frequency point process (light flashes). We further develop a generalized linear model approach to model the relationships between two point processes, employing additive point-process response functions. The resulting model, point-process responses for optogenetics (PRO), provides explicit nonlinear transformations to link the input point process with the output one. Such response functions may provide important and interpretable scientific insights into the properties of the biophysical process that governs neural spiking in response to optogenetic stimulation. We validate and compare the PRO model using a real dataset and simulations, and our model yields a superior area-under-the-curve value as high as 93% for predicting every future spike. For our experiment on the recurrent layer V circuit in the prefrontal cortex, the PRO model provides evidence that neurons integrate their inputs in a sophisticated manner. Another use of the model is that it enables understanding how neural circuits are altered under various disease conditions and/or experimental conditions by comparing the PRO parameters. Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26411923
Magnetic models on various topologies
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lima, F. W. S.; Plascak, J. A.
2014-03-01
A brief review is given on the study of the thermodynamic properties of spin models defined on different topologies like small-world, scale-free networks, random graphs and regular and random lattices. Ising, Potts and Blume-Capel models are considered. They are defined on complex lattices comprising Appolonian, Barabsi-Albert, Voronoi-Delauny and small-world networks. The main emphasis is given on the corresponding phase transitions, transition temperatures, critical exponents and universality, compared to those obtained by the same models on regular Bravais lattices.
Terry, Bryan; Gunst, Gordy; Melchior, Richard; Wolfe, David; Feocco, Nancy; Graham, Susan; Searles, Bruce; Darling, Edward
2005-01-01
Abstract: In the United States, standardization of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) circuit was achieved during the 1980s. Since that time, the consoles and components of the ECMO circuit have remained fundamentally unchanged (bladder, rollerpump, silicone membrane oxygenator). Extracorporeal technology, however, has witnessed many significant advancements in components during the past two decades. These new technologies have characteristics that may improve outcomes when applied in the ECMO arena. Understanding how these technologies perform in long-term applications is necessary. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to evaluate the performance of a miniature ECMO circuit consisting of current generation technologies in an animal model. An ECMO circuit (prime volume 145 mL) was designed that included a hollow fiber oxygenator and a remote mounted centrifugal pump. All circuit tubing and components were surface coated. Three sheep (approx 13 kg) were placed on ECMO using standard neck cannulation techniques and maintained according to clinical protocols. Technical implementation, oxygenator function, and hematological parameters were accessed. Duration of ECMO was 20, 48, and 58 hours. There was no evidence of oxygenator failure, as measured by pressure drop and oxygen transfer, in any of the procedures. No plasma leak was observed in any oxygenators. Platelet count trended downward after 24 hours. Visual inspection after ECMO showed very little evidence of gross thrombosis. This ECMO circuit design departs dramatically from the typical North American systems. The use of this console and components facilitated a 70% reduction in priming volume over a traditional ECMO circuit. Further investigations should be conducted to determine if circuit miniaturization can reduce the morbidity associated with blood product consumption and the bloods contact with the artificial surfaces of the ECMO circuitry. PMID:16350388
Simulation of double layers in a model auroral circuit with nonlinear impedance
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Smith, R. A.
1986-01-01
A reduced circuit description of the U-shaped potential structure of a discrete auroral arc, consisting of the flank transmission line plus parallel-electric-field region, is used to provide the boundary condition for one-dimensional simulations of the double-layer evolution. The model yields asymptotic scalings of the double-layer potential, as a function of an anomalous transport coefficient alpha and of the perpendicular length scale l(a) of the arc. The arc potential phi(DL) scales approximately linearly with alpha, and for alpha fixed phi (DL) about l(a) to the z power. Using parameters appropriate to the auroral zone acceleration region, potentials of phi (DPL) 10 kV scale to projected ionospheric dimensions of about 1 km, with power flows of the order of magnitude of substorm dissipation rates.
Hippocampal circuit dysfunction in the Tc1 mouse model of Down syndrome.
Witton, Jonathan; Padmashri, Ragunathan; Zinyuk, Larissa E; Popov, Victor I; Kraev, Igor; Line, Samantha J; Jensen, Thomas P; Tedoldi, Angelo; Cummings, Damian M; Tybulewicz, Victor L J; Fisher, Elizabeth M C; Bannerman, David M; Randall, Andrew D; Brown, Jonathan T; Edwards, Frances A; Rusakov, Dmitri A; Stewart, Michael G; Jones, Matt W
2015-09-01
Hippocampal pathology is likely to contribute to cognitive disability in Down syndrome, yet the neural network basis of this pathology and its contributions to different facets of cognitive impairment remain unclear. Here we report dysfunctional connectivity between dentate gyrus and CA3 networks in the transchromosomic Tc1 mouse model of Down syndrome, demonstrating that ultrastructural abnormalities and impaired short-term plasticity at dentate gyrus-CA3 excitatory synapses culminate in impaired coding of new spatial information in CA3 and CA1 and disrupted behavior in vivo. These results highlight the vulnerability of dentate gyrus-CA3 networks to aberrant human chromosome 21 gene expression and delineate hippocampal circuit abnormalities likely to contribute to distinct cognitive phenotypes in Down syndrome. PMID:26237367
Hippocampal circuit dysfunction in the Tc1 mouse model of Down syndrome
Popov, V.I.; Kraev, I.; Line, S.J.; Jensen, T.P.; Tedoldi, A.; Cummings, D.M.; Tybulewicz, V.L.J.; Fisher, E.M.C.; Bannerman, D.M.; Randall, A.D.; Brown, J.T.; Edwards, F.A.; Rusakov, D.A.; Stewart, M.G.; Jones, M.W.
2015-01-01
Hippocampal pathology is likely to contribute to cognitive disability in Down syndrome (DS), yet the neural network basis of this pathology and its contributions to different facets of cognitive impairment remain unclear. Here, we report dysfunctional connectivity between dentate gyrus (DG) and CA3 networks in the transchromosomic Tc1 mouse model of DS, demonstrating that ultrastructural abnormalities and impaired short-term plasticity at DG-CA3 excitatory synapses culminate in impaired coding of novel spatial information in CA3 and CA1 and disrupted behaviour in vivo. These results highlight the vulnerability of DG-CA3 networks to aberrant human chromosome 21 gene expression, and delineate hippocampal circuit abnormalities likely to contribute to distinct cognitive phenotypes in DS. PMID:26237367
Percolation in a nanotube-polymer system and its lumped-circuit modeling
Tuncer, Enis; Vaia, Richard A; Arlen, Michael Jeffrey
2010-01-01
Electrical properties of composites composed of polyurethane polymer and multi-walled nanotubes are reported. Samples with different nanotube volume fractions are prepared, and an impedance spectroscopy technique in the frequency range from 10 mHz to 10 MHz is used to characterize the properties of the samples. It is observed that the resistivity of the mixture can be varied widely, from {approx}10 M{Omega}m to {approx}1 {Omega}m, just by slightly altering the volume fraction of nanotubes. A lumped-circuit model illustrated that the micro-scale morphology between nanotube-clusters influences the resistive relaxation in the composite system. The investigations show that the presented binary mixture has a potential to be utilized in conductive electrical components (flexible electrodes), electromagnetic shielding, and electrostatic and field grading materials for electronic and high voltage insulation technologies.
Feedback and sensitivity in an electrical circuit: An analog for climate models
Schwartz, S.E.
2010-07-27
Earth's climate sensitivity is often interpreted in terms of feedbacks that can alter the sensitivity from that of a no-feedback Stefan-Boltzmann radiator, with the feedback concept and algebra introduced by analogy to the use of this concept in the electronics literature. This analogy is quite valuable in interpreting the sensitivity of the climate system, but usage of this algebra and terminology in the climate literature is often inconsistent, with resultant potential for confusion and loss of physical insight. Here a simple and readily understood electrical resistance circuit is examined in terms of feedback theory to introduce and define the terminology that is used to quantify feedbacks. This formalism is applied to the feedbacks in an energy-balance model of Earth's climate and used to interpret the magnitude of feedback in the climate system that corresponds to present estimates of Earth's climate sensitivity.
Cellular and circuit models of increased resting-state network gamma activity in schizophrenia.
White, R S; Siegel, S J
2016-05-01
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a disorder characterized by positive symptoms (hallucinations, delusions), negative symptoms (blunted affect, alogia, reduced sociability, and anhedonia), as well as persistent cognitive deficits (memory, concentration, and learning). While the biology underlying subjective experiences is difficult to study, abnormalities in electroencephalographic (EEG) measures offer a means to dissect potential circuit and cellular changes in brain function. EEG is indispensable for studying cerebral information processing due to the introduction of techniques for the decomposition of event-related activity into its frequency components. Specifically, brain activity in the gamma frequency range (30-80Hz) is thought to underlie cognitive function and may be used as an endophenotype to aid in diagnosis and treatment of SCZ. In this review we address evidence indicating that there is increased resting-state gamma power in SCZ. We address how modeling this aspect of the illness in animals may help treatment development as well as providing insights into the etiology of SCZ. PMID:26577758
Equivalent circuit modeling and vibrometry measurements of the Nigerian-origin Udu Utar drum.
Anderson, Brian E; Hilton, C Beau; Giorgini, Frank
2013-03-01
The Udu drum, sometimes called the water pot drum, is a traditional Nigerian instrument. Musicians who play the Udu exploit its aerophone and idiophone resonances. This paper will discuss an electrical equivalent circuit model for the Udu Utar, a modern innovation of the traditional Udu, to predict the low frequency aerophone resonances and will also present scanning laser vibrometer measurements to determine the mode shapes of the dominant idiophone resonances. These analyses not only provide an understanding of the unique sound of the Udu instrument but may also be used by instrument designers to create instruments with resonance frequencies at traditional musical intervals for the various tones produced and to create musical harmonic ratios. The information, specifically the laser vibrometry measurements, may also be useful to musicians in knowing the best places to strike the Udu to excite musical tones. PMID:23464041
Modeling and short circuit detection of 18650 Li-ion cells under mechanical abuse conditions
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Sahraei, Elham; Campbell, John; Wierzbicki, Tomasz
2012-12-01
In this research a simple, yet accurate model of a single cell, needed for safety assessment of batteries under mechanical abuse conditions, was developed. Extensive testing was performed on a 18650 lithium ion cell, including indentation by a hemispherical punch, lateral indentation by a cylindrical rod, compression between two flat plates, and three-point bending. The batteries were tested in an environmental chamber at a 10% SOC. A finite element model was developed, composed of shell elements representing outside casing, and solid elements for the active material with a binder lumped together with the current collectors and the separator. The jelly roll is modeled as a homogenized and isotropic material. The homogenous model assumes different properties in tension and compression, but does not account for the effect of structural anisotropy caused by the layered nature of the jelly roll. Very good correlation was obtained between LS Dyna numerical simulation and test results in terms of load-displacement relations, deformed shape of the battery, and initiation and propagation of a crack in the shell casing. The FE model was also capable of predicting the onset of short circuit of the cell.
A mechanical model lung for hydraulic testing of total liquid ventilation circuits.
Bagnoli, P; Vismara, R; Fiore, G B; Costantino, M L
2005-12-01
A new model lung (ML), designed to reproduce the tracheal pressure vs. fluid flow relationship in animals undergoing total liquid ventilation (TLV) trials, was developed to be used as a mock bench test for neonatal TLV circuits. The ML is based on a linear inertance-resistance-compliance (LRC) lumped-parameter model of the respiratory system with different resistance values for inspiration (R insp ) or expiration (R exp ). The resistant element was set up using polypropylene hollow fibres packed inside a tube. A passive one-way valve was used to control the resistance cross-section area provided for the liquid to generate different values for R insp or R exp , each adjustable by regulating the active length of the respective fibre pack. The compliant element consists of a cylindrical column reservoir, in which bars of different diameter were inserted to adjust compliance (C). The inertial phenomena occurring in the central airways during TLV were reproduced by specifically dimensioned conduits into which the endotracheal tube connecting the TLV circuit to the ML was inserted. A number of elements with different inertances (L) were used to simulate different sized airways. A linear pressure drop-to-flow rate relationship was obtained for flow rates up to 5 l/min. The measured C (0.8 to 1.3 mL cmH2O (-1) kg(-1)), R insp (90 to 850 cmH2O s l(-1)), and R exp (50 to 400 cmH2O s l(-1)) were in agreement with the literature concerning animals weighing from 1 to 12 kg. Moreover, features observed in data acquired during in vivo TLV sessions, such as pressure oscillations due to fluid inertia in the upper airways, were similarly obtained in vitro thanks to the inertial element in the ML. PMID:16404700
Effects of rest time on discharge response and equivalent circuit model for a lead-acid battery
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Devarakonda, Lalitha; Hu, Tingshu
2015-05-01
This work carries out a detailed investigation on the effects of rest time on the discharge response and the parameters of the Thevenin's equivalent circuit model for a lead acid battery. Traditional methods for battery modeling require a long rest time before a discharging test so that a steady state is reached for the open circuit voltage. In a recent work, we developed an algebraic method for parameter identification of circuit models for batteries by applying discharging tests after variable and possibly very short rest time. This new method opens a door to the understanding of the effects of rest time on battery behavior, which may be used for better simulation, analysis and design of battery powered systems for improved battery efficiency and state of health. As we used the new method to extract circuit parameters after different rest times, we observed some unexpected results on the relationship between the rest time and circuit parameters. The initial voltages on the capacitors can be negative and becomes more negative as the rest time is increased. We also observed that the time constants increase with rest time. Relationships between rest time and other parameters are also reported in this paper.
A toy model for magnetic extraction of energy from black hole accretion disk
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Wang, Ding-Xiong; Ye, Yong-Chun; Ma, Ren-Yi
2004-10-01
A toy model for magnetic extraction of energy from black hole (BH) accretion disk is discussed by considering the restriction of the screw instability to the magnetic field configuration. Three mechanisms of extracting energy magnetically are involved. (1) The Blandford-Znajek (BZ) process is related to the open magnetic field lines connecting the BH with the astrophysical load; (2) the magnetic coupling (MC) process is related to the closed magnetic field lines connecting the BH with its surrounding disk; and (3) a new scenario (henceforth the DL process) for extracting rotational energy from the disk is related to the open field lines connecting the disk with the astrophysical load. The expressions for the electromagnetic powers and torques are derived by using the equivalent circuits corresponding to the above energy mechanisms. It turns out that the DL power is comparable with the BZ and MC powers as the BH spin approaches unity. The radiation from a quasi-steady thin disk is discussed in detail by applying the conservation laws of mass, energy and angular momentum to the regions corresponding to the MC and DL processes. In addition, the poloidal currents and the current densities in BH magnetosphere are calculated by using the equivalent circuits.
Magnetic Refrigeration Development
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Deardoff, D. D.; Johnson, D. L.
1984-01-01
Magnetic refrigeration is being developed to determine whether it may be used as an alternative to the Joule-Thomson circuit of a closed cycle refrigerator for providing 4 K refrigeration. An engineering model 4-15 K magnetic refrigerator has been designed and is being fabricated. This article describes the overall design of the magnetic refrigerator.
Modeling Solar Magnetic Fields Using Satellite Data
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lee, G.; Malanushenko, A. V.; DeRosa, M. L.
2014-12-01
Previous research reconstructed a three-dimensional model of the magnetic field of an active region on the Sun from using solar coronal loops as guides for modeling(Malanushenko et al., ApJ,2009, 707:1044). In this study, we test the consistency of such reconstructions with data from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) by applying the aformentioned method to additional active regions with varying amounts of solar activity. To create an initial model of a magnetic field surrounding an active region, we first manually trace the coronal loops on the coronal images in the following wavelengths: 171Å, 193Å, 211Å, 94Å, 131Å, and 335Å. The manually traced loops are then used as a guide for a computer reconstruction of the individual three-dimensional field lines with differing heights and degrees of local twist. The reconstructed field lines are then adjusted by a partially automated algorithm, so that the constructed field line would correspond to a coronal loop on the Sun. These fitted loops serve as a skeleton to create a model of the magnetic field of the active region. We expect that our modeling can be used in future works to predict future solar events. Implications of this ability include being able to prepare a response for a solar event before it happens.
A rigorous model to compute the radiation from printed circuit boards
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Naishadham, Krishna; Berry, John B.
A mixed (scalar and vector) potential surface integral equation formulation, originally developed for microstrip antennas (Mosig and Gardiol, 1982), is used to compute the radiated emission from printed-circuit traces that involve right-angular bends and gap discontinuities. Computed results for a gap-excited trace configuration loaded by a short circuit or an open circuit indicate good agreement between a quasistatic approximation of the trace current and a rigorous mixed-potential computation.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Lee, Hongseok; Mo, Young Kyu; Kang, Jong O.; Bang, Seungmin; Kim, Junil; Lee, Onyou; Kang, Hyoungku; Hong, Jonggi; Choi, Sukjin; Hong, In Seok; Nam, Seokho; Ahn, Min Chul
2015-10-01
A linear accelerator, called RAON, is being developed as a part of the Rare Isotope Science Project (RISP) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). The linear accelerator utilizes an electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) ion source for providing intense highly-charged ion beams to the linear accelerator. The 28-GHz ECR ion source can extract heavy-ion beams from protons to uranium. The superconducting magnet system for the 28-GHz ECR ion source is composed of hexapole coils and four solenoid coils made with low-Tc superconducting wires of NbTi. An electromagnetic force acts on the superconducting magnets due to the magnetic field and flowing current in the case of not only the normal state but also the quench state. In the case of quench on hexapole coils, an unbalanced flowing current among the hexapole coils is generated and causes an unbalanced electromagnetic force. Coil motions and coil strains in the quench state are larger than those in the normal state due to the unbalanced electromagnetic force among hexapole coils. Therefore, an analysis of the electromagnetic characteristics of the superconducting magnet for the 28-GHz ECR ion source on series resistance of the protection circuit in the case of quench should be conducted. In this paper, an analysis of electromagnetic characteristics of Superconducting hexapole coils for the 28-GHz ECR ion source according to the series resistance of the protection circuit in the case of quench performed by using finite-elements-method (FEM) simulations is reported.
Design and Modeling of a 3-D Magnetic Actuator for Magnetic Microbead Manipulation
Zhang, Zhipeng; Menq, Chia-Hsiang
2013-01-01
This paper presents the design, implementation, modeling, and analyses of a hexapole magnetic actuator that is capable of 3-D manipulation of a magnetic microbead. The magnetic actuator employs six sharp-tipped magnetic poles placed in hexapole configuration, six actuating coils, and a magnetic yoke. The magnetic poles concentrate the magnetic flux generated by the coils to the workspace, resulting in a high magnetic field with a large field gradient for magnetic force generation on the magnetic microbead. A lumped-parameter magnetic force model is then established to characterize nonlinearity of the magnetic force exerting on the magnetic microbead with respect to the applied currents to the coils and the position dependence of the magnetic force in the workspace. The force generation capability of the designed system is then explored using the force model. Moreover, an inverse force model is derived and its effect on the magnetic actuation capability is investigated. The inverse force model facilitates the implementation of a feedback control law to stabilize and control the motion of a magnetic microbead. Experimental results in terms of the magnetic force in relation to stable motion control of a magnetic microbead are used to validate the force model. PMID:24382943
Design and Modeling of a 3-D Magnetic Actuator for Magnetic Microbead Manipulation.
Zhang, Zhipeng; Menq, Chia-Hsiang
2011-06-01
This paper presents the design, implementation, modeling, and analyses of a hexapole magnetic actuator that is capable of 3-D manipulation of a magnetic microbead. The magnetic actuator employs six sharp-tipped magnetic poles placed in hexapole configuration, six actuating coils, and a magnetic yoke. The magnetic poles concentrate the magnetic flux generated by the coils to the workspace, resulting in a high magnetic field with a large field gradient for magnetic force generation on the magnetic microbead. A lumped-parameter magnetic force model is then established to characterize nonlinearity of the magnetic force exerting on the magnetic microbead with respect to the applied currents to the coils and the position dependence of the magnetic force in the workspace. The force generation capability of the designed system is then explored using the force model. Moreover, an inverse force model is derived and its effect on the magnetic actuation capability is investigated. The inverse force model facilitates the implementation of a feedback control law to stabilize and control the motion of a magnetic microbead. Experimental results in terms of the magnetic force in relation to stable motion control of a magnetic microbead are used to validate the force model. PMID:24382943
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Clark, D.
2012-12-01
Magnetics is the most widely used geophysical method in hard rock exploration and magnetic surveys are an integral part of exploration programs for many types of mineral deposit, including porphyry Cu, intrusive-related gold, volcanic-hosted epithermal Au, IOCG, VMS, and Ni sulfide deposits. However, the magnetic signatures of ore deposits and their associated mineralized systems are extremely variable and exploration that is based simply on searching for signatures that resemble those of known deposits and systems is rarely successful. Predictive magnetic exploration models are based upon well-established geological models, combined with magnetic property measurements and geological information from well-studied deposits, and guided by magnetic petrological understanding of the processes that create, destroy and modify magnetic minerals in rocks. These models are designed to guide exploration by predicting magnetic signatures that are appropriate to specific geological settings, taking into account factors such as tectonic province; protolith composition; post-formation tilting/faulting/ burial/ exhumation and partial erosion; and metamorphism. Patterns of zoned hydrothermal alteration are important indicators of potentially mineralized systems and, if properly interpreted, can provided vectors to ore. Magnetic signatures associated with these patterns at a range of scales can provide valuable information on prospectivity and can guide drilling, provided they are correctly interpreted in geological terms. This presentation reviews effects of the important types of hydrothermal alteration on magnetic properties within mineralized systems, with particular reference to porphyry copper and IOCG deposits. For example, an unmodified gold-rich porphyry copper system, emplaced into mafic-intermediate volcanic host rocks (such as Bajo de la Alumbrera, Argentina) exhibits an inner potassic zone that is strongly mineralized and magnetite-rich, which is surrounded by an outer potassic zone that contains less abundant, but still significant, magnetite. The inner potassic zone represents relatively intense development of qtz-mt-Kfsp veins, whereas the outer potassic zone corresponds to bio-Kfsp-qtz-mt alteration. A shell of magnetite-destructive phyllic alteration with very low susceptibility envelops the potassic zones. The phyllic zone is surrounded by a zone of intense propylitic alteration, which is partially magnetite-destructive, which passes out into weak propylitic alteration and then into unaltered, moderately magnetic volcanics. For such a system, emplaced into magnetic intermediate-mafic igneous host rocks and exposed after removal by erosion of ~ 1 km of overburden, a strong central RTP high is surrounded by a relatively weak annular low over the phyllic zone, gradually returning to background levels over the propylitic zone (an "archery target" signature). For a completely buried system, however, the signature is basically an alteration low due to the large volume of magnetite-destructive alteration surrounding the deeply buried magnetic core.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Baumgaertner, A. J.; Lehto, E.; Neely, R. R.; English, J. M.; Zhu, Y.; Lucas, G.; Thayer, J. P.
2013-12-01
Electrical conductivity in the troposphere and stratosphere is an important quantity that determines the distribution of currents in the GEC (Global Electric Circuit), as well as the potential difference between the Earth and the ionosphere. Recently, progress in modeling atmospheric conductivity has been achieved by integrating the conductivity calculation into an AC-GCM (atmospheric chemistry general circulation model), which provides all relevant data. In this study, WACCM (Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model) is used for conductivity calculations and an analysis of the effects of strong disturbances on the GEC. This includes volcanic eruptions of Pinatubo in 1991 and the super volcano Toba, polar stratospheric clouds, radioactive releases, and the recent strong galactic cosmic ray maximum. In general, there is a decrease in conductivity from enhanced aerosol number densities, resulting from volcanic eruptions or polar stratospheric clouds. Conductivity is increased by additional ionization sources such as radioactive releases, or galactic cosmic ray increases such as during the last solar minimum. The effects of such events on conductivity, column and total resistance, and estimate effects on current distribution and the earth-ionosphere potential difference will be quantified. Percentage change in conductivity at 20 km altitude two months after the Toba volcanic eruption (WACCM model simulation). The enhanced aerosol concentrations lead to a "conductivity hole" between 30S and 45 N.
Vianco, P.T.; Erickson, K.L.; Hopkins, P.L.
1997-12-31
A mathematical model was developed to quantitatively describe the intermetallic compound (IMC) layer growth that takes place between a Sn-based solder and a noble metal thick film conductor material used in hybrid microcircuit (HMC) assemblies. The model combined the reaction kinetics of the solder/substrate interaction, as determined from ancillary isothermal aging experiments, with a 2-D finite element mesh that took account of the porous morphology of the thick film coating. The effect of the porous morphology on the IMC layer growth when compared to the traditional 1-D computations was significant. The previous 1-D calculations under-predicted the nominal IMC layer thickness relative to the 2-D case. The 2-D model showed greater substrate consumption by IMC growth and lesser solder consumption that was determined with the 1-D computation. The new 2-D model allows the design engineer to better predict circuit aging and hence, the reliability of HMC hardware that is placed in the field.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Chu, J.; Chang, X. L.; Zhao, M.; Man, M. H.; Yuan, L.; Wei, M.
2013-03-01
With the continuous improvement of circuit integration and working clock frequency in the electronic system, it is increasingly easy for the system to be affected by electromagnetic waves, and electromagnetic susceptibility and vulnerability become more severe. However, living beings in nature have shown extraordinary compatibility, immunity and adaptability to the electromagnetism at the same time. In addition, the ion channel on the neuron cytomembrane is a typical representation of "bioelectrical immunity". So the Hodgkin-Huxley circuit model with one capacitor in parallel with some power supplies and resistors was adopted to simulate the ion channel on the neuron cytomembrane. Through analysis, the circuit model can be used to simulate some electrical characteristics of biological neuron cells, and then acquire a certain level of anti-electromagnetic interference ability. This method will be useful for improving the reliability, compatibility and anti-interference capability of the electronic system in the complicated electromagnetic environment.
Quan, Tingwei; Li, Jing; Zhou, Hang; Li, Shiwei; Zheng, Ting; Yang, Zhongqing; Luo, Qingming; Gong, Hui; Zeng, Shaoqun
2014-01-01
Mapping the neuronal circuits is essential to understand brain function. Recent technological advancements have made it possible to acquire the brain atlas at single cell resolution. Digital reconstruction of the neural circuits down to this level across the whole brain would significantly facilitate brain studies. However, automatic reconstruction of the dense neural connections from microscopic image still remains a challenge. Here we developed a spherical-coordinate based variational model to reconstruct the shape of the cell body i.e. soma, as one of the procedures for this purpose. When intuitively processing the volumetric images in the spherical coordinate system, the reconstruction of somas with variational model is no longer sensitive to the interference of the complicated neuronal morphology, and could automatically and robustly achieve accurate soma shape regardless of the dense spatial distribution, and diversity in cell size, and morphology. We believe this method would speed drawing the neural circuits and boost brain studies. PMID:24829141
Coupled wave model for large magnet coils
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Gabriel, G. J.
1980-01-01
A wave coupled model based on field theory is evolved for analysis of fast electromagnetic transients on superconducting coils. It is expected to play a useful role in the design of protection methods against damage due to high voltages or any adverse effects that might arise from unintentional transients. The significant parameters of the coil are identified to be the turn to turn wave coupling coefficients and the travel time of an electromagnetic disturbance around a single turn. Unlike circuit theoretic inductor, the coil response evolves in discrete steps having durations equal to this travel time. It is during such intervals that high voltages are likely to occur. The model also bridges the gap between the low and high ends of the frequency spectrum.
Models: Electric and Magnetic Interactions, Teacher's Guide.
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Karplus, Robert
The unit presented in this teacher's guide is one of two developed for the sixth and final year in the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) curriculum. The concept of a scientific model is introduced in this unit with activities directed toward increasing student understanding of electric and magnetic phenomena through concrete experience
Modeling Magnetic Structures in the Inner Heliosphere
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Odstrcil, D.; Bourdelle, A.; Kunkel, V.; Rouillard, A. P.; Vandas, M.
2014-12-01
Currently, the WSA-ENLIL-Cone modeling system is used by various space weather agencies for operational forecasting of corotating and transient solar wind disturbances in the inner heliosphere. This modeling system provides global context and arrival times of the solar wind streams and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) to Earth, planets, and spacecraft. Such predictions are running continuously and much faster than real time. However, CME-like disturbances are generated by launching hydrodynamic transients and thus it is not possible to predict the southward magnetic field (-Bz). In this presentation, we use 3-D analytic models of spheromaks and flux ropes, launch them into the background solar wind at 0.1 AU and simulate their evolution in the inner heliosphere. We discuss differences between these two models and effects of the background magnetic field on their propagation and distortion.
Charge balance and ionospheric potential dynamics in time-dependent global electric circuit model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jánský, Jaroslav; Pasko, Victor P.
2014-12-01
We have developed a time-dependent model of global electric circuit (GEC) in spherical coordinates. The model solves time-dependent charge continuity equation coupled with Poisson's equation. An implicit time stepping is used to avoid a strict dielectric relaxation time step condition, and boundary conditions for Poisson's equation are implemented to allow accurate description of time evolution of the ionospheric potential. The concept of impulse response of GEC is introduced that allows effective representation of complex time dynamics of various physical quantities in the circuit using model results obtained for instantaneous deposition of a point charge. The more complex problems are then reconstructed using convolution and linearity principles. For a point charge instantaneously deposited at a typical thundercloud altitude the impulse response of the charge density shows induction of the same value and polarity charge at the ionospheric boundary, while charge of the same value but opposite sign is moving down logarithmically with time and neutralizes the source point charge on time scale corresponding to the dielectric relaxation time at altitude of the source point charge. The ionospheric potential is modified immediately with input of the source point charge based on free space solution of Poisson's equation. Then the ionospheric potential relaxes. It is shown that during formation of two main charge centers of the thundercloud, typically represented by a current dipole, the ionospheric potential can be determined from the difference of time integrals of two ionospheric potential impulse responses corresponding to charge locations at the opposite ends of the current dipole. For latitude- and longitude-independent conductivity model, the total charge on the Earth is exactly zero at all times. During cloud-to-ground lightning discharge, the ionospheric potential changes instantaneously by a value proportional to the charge moment change produced by lightning and then relaxes to zero. For a typical charge moment change of 35Ckm and lightning frequency 10s-1, the ionospheric potential changes by 9.3kV; this value agrees well with the results presented by Rycroft et al. and Rycroft and Odzimek.
Anomalous transport in discrete arcs and simulation of double layers in a model auroral circuit
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Smith, Robert A.
1987-01-01
The evolution and long-time stability of a double layer (DL) in a discrete auroral arc requires that the parallel current in the arc, which may be considered uniform at the source, be diverted within the arc to charge the flanks of the U-shaped double layer potential structure. A simple model is presented in which this current redistribution is effected by anomalous transport based on electrostatic lower hybrid waves driven by the flank structure itself. This process provides the limiting constraint on the double layer potential. The flank charging may be represented as that of a nonlinear transmission line. A simplified model circuit, in which the transmission line is represented by a nonlinear impedance in parallel with a variable resistor, is incorporated in a one-dimensional simulation model to give the current density at the DL boundaries. Results are presented for the scaling of the DL potential as a function of the width of the arc and the saturation efficiency of the lower hybrid instability mechanism.
Anomalous transport in discrete arcs and simulation of double layers in a model auroral circuit
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Smith, Robert A.
1987-01-01
The evolution and long-time stability of a double layer in a discrete auroral arc requires that the parallel current in the arc, which may be considered uniform at the source, be diverted within the arc to charge the flanks of the U-shaped double-layer potential structure. A simple model is presented in which this current re-distribution is effected by anomalous transport based on electrostatic lower hybrid waves driven by the flank structure itself. This process provides the limiting constraint on the double-layer potential. The flank charging may be represented as that of a nonlinear transmission. A simplified model circuit, in which the transmission line is represented by a nonlinear impedance in parallel with a variable resistor, is incorporated in a 1-d simulation model to give the current density at the DL boundaries. Results are presented for the scaling of the DL potential as a function of the width of the arc and the saturation efficiency of the lower hybrid instability mechanism.
Gao, Yujie; Li, Xingang; Ding, Hui
2015-08-01
A layer model was established to elucidate the mechanism of zinc removal from the metallic mixture of waste printed circuit boards by vacuum distillation. The removal process was optimized by response surface methodology, and the optimum operating conditions were the chamber pressure of 0.1Pa, heating temperature of 923K, heating time of 60.0min, particle size of 70 mesh (0.212mm) and initial mass of 5.25g. Evaporation efficiency of zinc, the response variable, was 99.79%, which indicates that the zinc can be efficiently removed. Based on the experimental results, a mathematical model, which bears on layer structure, evaporation, mass transfer and condensation, interprets the mechanism of the variable effects. Especially, in order to reveal blocking effect on the zinc removal, the Blake-Kozeny-Burke-Plummer equation was introduced into the mass transfer process. The layer model can be applied to a wider range of metal removal by vacuum distillation. PMID:25957936
Fear signaling in the prelimbic-amygdala circuit: a computational modeling and recording study
Pendyam, Sandeep; Bravo-Rivera, Christian; Burgos-Robles, Anthony; Sotres-Bayon, Francisco; Quirk, Gregory J.
2013-01-01
The acquisition and expression of conditioned fear depends on prefrontal-amygdala circuits. Auditory fear conditioning increases the tone responses of lateral amygdala neurons, but the increase is transient, lasting only a few hundred milliseconds after tone onset. It was recently reported that that the prelimbic (PL) prefrontal cortex transforms transient lateral amygdala input into a sustained PL output, which could drive fear responses via projections to the lateral division of basal amygdala (BL). To explore the possible mechanisms involved in this transformation, we developed a large-scale biophysical model of the BL-PL network, consisting of 850 conductance-based Hodgkin-Huxley-type cells, calcium-based learning, and neuromodulator effects. The model predicts that sustained firing in PL can be derived from BL-induced release of dopamine and norepinephrine that is maintained by PL-BL interconnections. These predictions were confirmed with physiological recordings from PL neurons during fear conditioning with the selective ?-blocker propranolol and by inactivation of BL with muscimol. Our model suggests that PL has a higher bandwidth than BL, due to PL's decreased internal inhibition and lower spiking thresholds. It also suggests that variations in specific microcircuits in the PL-BL interconnection can have a significant impact on the expression of fear, possibly explaining individual variability in fear responses. The human homolog of PL could thus be an effective target for anxiety disorders. PMID:23699055
A dynamo model of Jupiter's magnetic field
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jones, C. A.
2014-10-01
Jupiter's dynamo is modelled using the anelastic convection-driven dynamo equations. The reference state model is taken from French et al. [2012]. Astrophys. J. Suppl. 202, 5, (11pp), which used density functional theory to compute the equation of state and the electrical conductivity in Jupiter's interior. Jupiter's magnetic field is approximately dipolar, but self-consistent dipolar dynamo models are rather rare when the large variation in density and the effective internal heating are taken into account. Jupiter-like dipolar magnetic fields were found here at small Prandtl number, Pr=0.1. Strong differential rotation in the dynamo region tends to destroy a dominant dipolar component, but when the convection is sufficiently supercritical it generates a strong magnetic field, and the differential rotation in the electrically conducting region is suppressed by the Lorentz force. This allows a magnetic field to develop which is dominated by a steady dipolar component. This suggests that the strong zonal winds seen at Jupiter's surface cannot penetrate significantly into the dynamo region, which starts approximately 7000 km below the surface.
Magnetic field and angular momentum evolution models
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Gallet, F.
2013-11-01
The magnetic field in young stellar object is clearly the most important component when one dealing with the angular momentum evolution of solar-like stars. It controls this latter one from the pre-main sequence, during the ``disk locking'' phase where the stars magnetically interact with their surrounding disk, to the main-sequence through powerful stellar winds that remove angular momentum from the stellar surface. We present new models for the rotational evolution of solar-like stars between 1 Myr and 10 Gyr with the aim to reproduce the distributions of rotational periods observed for star forming regions and young open clusters within this age range. Our simulations are produced by a recent model dedicated to the study of the angular momentum evolution of solar-type stars. This model include a new wind braking law based on recent numerical simulations of magnetized stellar winds and a specific dynamo and mass-loss prescription are used to link the angular momentum loss-rate to angular velocity evolution. The model additionally allows for a core/envelope decoupling with an angular momentum transfer between these two regions. Since this former model didn't include any physical star/disk interaction description, two star/disk interaction processes are eventually added to it in order to reproduce the apparent small angular velocities to which the stellar surface is subject during the disk accretion phase. We have developed rotational evolution models for slow, median and fast rotators including two star/disk interaction scenarios that are the magnetospheric ejection and the accretion powered stellar winds processes. The models appear to fail at reproducing the rotational behaviour of solar-type stars except when a more intense magnetic field is used during the disk accretion phase.
Terahertz backward wave oscillator circuits
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Oviedo Vela, Guillermo Antonio
This work focuses on increasing the electric field mode-electron beam interaction in terahertz backward-wave oscillators through increasing the interaction impedance of the slow wave circuit. In a backward wave oscillator (BWO) or a traveling wave tube (TWT), the electric field traveling in the waveguide interacts with an electron beam grazing or piercing the electric field of a slow wave circuit and transfers energy from the beam to the circuit mode. The mechanism of this interaction is analyzed and the traditional model is adapted to provide one that is scalable to terahertz frequencies. The efficiency of the BWO can be enhanced by improving the interaction between the beam and the circuit modes, utilizing beam sources with greater current densities and using larger magnetic fields. This work presents the results on the modeling, fabrication and performance of the mode-piercing and mode-grazing slow wave circuits studied. Meandering folded waveguides and interdigital lines were modeled to evaluate their interaction impedance and electron beam requirements at terahertz frequencies. The models were verified against published results. Because of their low interaction impedance, terahertz meandering waveguides would need to be excited with large current density electron beams which in turn would require large magnets for their control. Interdigital lines were found to be the slow-wave circuit of choice in this work because their high interaction impedance and their ability to operate with low voltage, and low current density electron beams. Finite element numerical calculations were used to design, optimize and scale a terahertz free interdigital line (FIDL) circuit. The designed free interdigital line was fabricated using microfabrication technologies. Characterization of a free interdigital line (FIDL) circuit was performed in a tube body with a dispenser cathode and a three-anode Pierce gun. The FIDL measured output was compared with the calculated result and its performance met the simulated behavior. The resulting vacuum tube had an output of ≈ 1 muW a total efficiency of ≈ 0:05% at a center frequency of 1.25 THz. Because of its high interaction impedance, the use of confined electron beams in this FIDL BWO was not necessary. The limit of using magnet-free electron beams in traveling-wave tubes (TWTs) at terahertz frequencies (500-3000 GHz) was explored. The study showed that there is a minimum interaction impedance limit where this approach will not work, due to the diverse losses in the system. This work concludes that the high interaction impedances from beam-grazing circuits should enable a new class of terahertz-frequency tubes for signal sources and amplification. The short high impedance interdigital line demonstrated here enables magnet-free tubes at higher frequencies. Devices realized in this newly-identified design space should empower the advancement of a broad spectrum of fields, from chemical detection, to imaging, to communication, among others.
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
Balta, Nuri
2015-01-01
Visualizing physical concepts through models is an essential method in many sciences. While students are mostly proficient in handling mathematical aspects of problems, they frequently lack the ability to visualize and interpret abstract physical concepts in a meaningful way. In this paper, initially the electric circuits and related concepts were…
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Seaman, Aden; Dao, Thanh-Son; McPhee, John
2014-06-01
In this paper, we survey two kinds of mathematics-based battery models intended for use in hybrid and electric vehicle simulation. The first is circuit-based, which is founded upon the electrical behaviour of the battery, and abstracts away the electrochemistry into equivalent electrical components. The second is chemistry-based, which is founded upon the electrochemical equations of the battery chemistry.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Perez, Reinaldo J.
2011-01-01
Single Event Transients in analog and digital electronics from space generated high energetic nuclear particles can disrupt either temporarily and sometimes permanently the functionality and performance of electronics in space vehicles. This work first provides some insights into the modeling of SET in electronic circuits that can be used in SPICE-like simulators. The work is then directed to present methodologies, one of which was developed by this author, for the assessment of SET at different levels of integration in electronics, from the circuit level to the subsystem level.
Geospace Environmental Modeling (GEM) magnetic reconnection challenge
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Birn, J.; Drake, J. F.; Shay, M. A.; Rogers, B. N.; Denton, R. E.; Hesse, M.; Kuznetsova, M.; Ma, Z. W.; Bhattacharjee, A.; Otto, A.; Pritchett, P. L.
2001-03-01
The Geospace Environmental Modeling (GEM) Reconnection Challenge project is presented and the important results, which are presented in a series of companion papers, are summarized. Magnetic reconnection is studied in a simple Harris sheet configuration with a specified set of initial conditions, including a finite amplitude, magnetic island perturbation to trigger the dynamics. The evolution of the system is explored with a broad variety of codes, ranging from fully electromagnetic particle in cell (PIC) codes to conventional resistive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) codes, and the results are compared. The goal is to identify the essential physics which is required to model collisionless magnetic reconnection. All models that include the Hall effect in the generalized Ohm's law produce essentially indistinguishable rates of reconnection, corresponding to nearly Alfvnic inflow velocities. Thus the rate of reconnection is insensitive to the specific mechanism which breaks the frozen-in condition, whether resistivity, electron inertia, or electron thermal motion. The reconnection rate in the conventional resistive MHD model, in contrast, is dramatically smaller unless a large localized or current dependent resistivity is used. The Hall term brings the dynamics of whistler waves into the system. The quadratic dispersion property of whistlers (higher phase speed at smaller spatial scales) is the key to understanding these results. The implications of these results for trying to model the global dynamics of the magnetosphere are discussed.
Quark matter under strong magnetic fields in chiral models
Rabhi, Aziz; Providencia, Constanca
2011-05-15
The chiral model is used to describe quark matter under strong magnetic fields and is compared to other models, the MIT bag model and the two-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. The effect of vacuum corrections due to the magnetic field is discussed. It is shown that if the magnetic-field vacuum corrections are not taken into account explicitly, the parameters of the models should be fitted to low-density meson properties in the presence of the magnetic field.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Yang, Xiankun; Chen, Haoyuan; Cheng, Linan; Zheng, Xitao
2012-04-01
The circuit model was applied to predict the pin load distribution of composite multiple bolt-joint structure. The load, flexibility and deformation of the mechanics model were equivalent to the current, resistance and voltage of the circuit model, respectively. Based on the above assumption, it could be found that the Hooke's law and the deformation compatibility equation in the origin mechanics model transformed into the Ohm's law and the voltage balance equation in the new circuit model. This approach translated the complex model of composite multiple bolt-jointed into a simple circuit model which consisted of some series circuits and parallel circuits. The analysis of the new circuit model had formed n-1 independence voltage balance equations and a current balance equation, thus, the current and load of each bolt could be calculated. In the new model, power sources which were added as required in some branch circuits could also simulate the clearance or interference in the origin model. Compared with the result of the multiple bolt-joints composite laminate test, the new approach could make an excellent performance to estimate the load distribution.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Yang, Xiankun; Chen, Haoyuan; Cheng, Linan; Zheng, Xitao
2011-11-01
The circuit model was applied to predict the pin load distribution of composite multiple bolt-joint structure. The load, flexibility and deformation of the mechanics model were equivalent to the current, resistance and voltage of the circuit model, respectively. Based on the above assumption, it could be found that the Hooke's law and the deformation compatibility equation in the origin mechanics model transformed into the Ohm's law and the voltage balance equation in the new circuit model. This approach translated the complex model of composite multiple bolt-jointed into a simple circuit model which consisted of some series circuits and parallel circuits. The analysis of the new circuit model had formed n-1 independence voltage balance equations and a current balance equation, thus, the current and load of each bolt could be calculated. In the new model, power sources which were added as required in some branch circuits could also simulate the clearance or interference in the origin model. Compared with the result of the multiple bolt-joints composite laminate test, the new approach could make an excellent performance to estimate the load distribution.
Guo, Xinjie; Merrikh-Bayat, Farnood; Gao, Ligang; Hoskins, Brian D.; Alibart, Fabien; Linares-Barranco, Bernabe; Theogarajan, Luke; Teuscher, Christof; Strukov, Dmitri B.
2015-01-01
The purpose of this work was to demonstrate the feasibility of building recurrent artificial neural networks with hybrid complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)/memristor circuits. To do so, we modeled a Hopfield network implementing an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with up to 8 bits of precision. Major shortcomings affecting the ADC's precision, such as the non-ideal behavior of CMOS circuitry and the specific limitations of memristors, were investigated and an effective solution was proposed, capitalizing on the in-field programmability of memristors. The theoretical work was validated experimentally by demonstrating the successful operation of a 4-bit ADC circuit implemented with discrete Pt/TiO2−x/Pt memristors and CMOS integrated circuit components. PMID:26732664
Guo, Xinjie; Merrikh-Bayat, Farnood; Gao, Ligang; Hoskins, Brian D; Alibart, Fabien; Linares-Barranco, Bernabe; Theogarajan, Luke; Teuscher, Christof; Strukov, Dmitri B
2015-01-01
The purpose of this work was to demonstrate the feasibility of building recurrent artificial neural networks with hybrid complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)/memristor circuits. To do so, we modeled a Hopfield network implementing an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with up to 8 bits of precision. Major shortcomings affecting the ADC's precision, such as the non-ideal behavior of CMOS circuitry and the specific limitations of memristors, were investigated and an effective solution was proposed, capitalizing on the in-field programmability of memristors. The theoretical work was validated experimentally by demonstrating the successful operation of a 4-bit ADC circuit implemented with discrete Pt/TiO2- x /Pt memristors and CMOS integrated circuit components. PMID:26732664
A network flow model for load balancing in circuit-switched multicomputers
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Bokhari, Shahid H.
1990-01-01
In multicomputers that utilize circuit switching or wormhole routing, communication overhead depends largely on link contention - the variation due to distance between nodes is negligible. This has a major impact on the load balancing problem. In this case, there are some nodes with excess load (sources) and others with deficit load (sinks) and it is required to find a matching of sources to sinks that avoids contention. The problem is made complex by the hardwired routing on currently available machines: the user can control only which nodes communicate but not how the messages are routed. Network flow models of message flow in the mesh and the hypercube were developed to solve this problem. The crucial property of these models is the correspondence between minimum cost flows and correctly routed messages. To solve a given load balancing problem, a minimum cost flow algorithm is applied to the network. This permits one to determine efficiently a maximum contention free matching of sources to sinks which, in turn, tells one how much of the given imbalance can be eliminated without contention.
A network flow model for load balancing in circuit-switched multicomputers
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Bokhari, Shahid H.
1993-01-01
In multicomputers that utilize circuit switching or wormhole routing, communication overhead depends largely on link contention - the variation due to distance between nodes is negligible. This has a major impact on the load balancing problem. In this case, there are some nodes with excess load (sources) and others with deficit load (sinks) and it is required to find a matching of sources to sinks that avoids contention. The problem is made complex by the hardwired routing on currently available machines: the user can control only which nodes communicate but not how the messages are routed. Network flow models of message flow in the mesh and the hypercube were developed to solve this problem. The crucial property of these models is the correspondence between minimum cost flows and correctly routed messages. To solve a given load balancing problem, a minimum cost flow algorithm is applied to the network. This permits one to determine efficiently a maximum contention free matching of sources to sinks which, in turn, tells one how much of the given imbalance can be eliminated without contention.
Rabi model as a quantum coherent heat engine: From quantum biology to superconducting circuits
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Altintas, Ferdi; Hardal, Ali . C.; Mstecapl?o?lu, zgr E.
2015-02-01
We propose a multilevel quantum heat engine with a working medium described by a generalized Rabi model which consists of a two-level system coupled to a single-mode bosonic field. The model is constructed to be a continuum limit of a quantum biological description of light-harvesting complexes so that it can amplify quantum coherence by a mechanism which is a quantum analog of classical Huygens clocks. The engine operates in a quantum Otto cycle where the working medium is coupled to classical heat baths in the isochoric processes of the four-stroke cycle, while either the coupling strength or the resonance frequency is changed in the adiabatic stages. We found that such an engine can produce work with an efficiency close to the Carnot bound when it operates at low temperatures and in the ultrastrong-coupling regime. The interplay of the effects of quantum coherence and quantum correlations on the engine performance is discussed in terms of second-order coherence, quantum mutual information, and the logarithmic negativity of entanglement. We point out that the proposed quantum Otto engine can be implemented experimentally with modern circuit quantum electrodynamic systems where flux qubits can be coupled ultrastrongly to superconducting transmission-line resonators.
DeGeorge, V; Shen, S; Ohodnicki, P; Andio, M; Mchenry, ME
2013-12-05
New power conversion systems that offer promise to transform electricity grids into unified interactive supply networks require high-resistivity soft-magnetic materials to allow for switching of magnetic materials at frequencies approaching 100 kHz for power transformation in the megawatt range. Amorphous and nanocomposite soft-magnetic materials, which represent the state of the art in terms of high power densities and low losses at high frequencies, have resistivities that depend on the structures and spatial distributions of multiple phases in thin ribbons. We present a multiphase resistivity model applicable to nanocomposite materials by considering an equivalent circuit approach considering paths through an amorphous, crystalline, and growth inhibitor shell phase. We detail: (a) identification of amorphous, crystalline, and shell phases; (b) consideration of the role of the morphology of each phase in an equivalent circuit model for the resistance; (c) a two-band model for the Fe/Co composition dependence of the resistivity in crystalline and amorphous phases; (d) a virtual bound state model for resistivity to explain increased resistivity due to early transition-metal growth inhibitors in the shell surrounding the nanocrystalline phase; and (e) disorder effects on amorphous phase resistivity. Experimental design and results for systems of interest in high-frequency power transformation are discussed in the context of our model including: (a) techniques for measurements of cross-section and density, (b) four-point probe and surface resistivity measurements, and (c) measurements in Fe- and Co-rich systems comparing amorphous and nanocomposite materials.
All spin logic: Modeling multi-magnet networks interacting via spin currents
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Srinivasan, Srikant
The increasing level of power dissipation in today's transistors, due to their continued downscaling, has led to an interest in alternatives to charge-based electronics for information processing. All-spin logic (ASL) represents one such new approach where the roles of charges and capacitors in CMOS are now played by spins and magnets. Available experiments utilizing this principle show operating voltages of the order of few tens of milli-volts, far below today's transistors. However, before an alternative logic scheme like ASL can be employed to build logic circuits, certain characteristics have to first be exhibited at the device level such as directionality of information transfer, implementing universal logic gates, cascading and fan-out. In order to devise and analyze ASL based strategies that can incorporate these device characteristics, this report first introduces a novel 4-component Spin-Circuit formalism, which is then coupled to an existing model for magnetization dynamics. This coupled model can simultaneously describe two distinct physical phenomena: (1) spin torque switching of magnets and (2) generation and transport of non-collinear spin currents in spin diffusive channels. The model is first benchmarked against available experimental data and is then used to provide key insights at the ASL device level, such as how to incorporate inbuilt directionality of information transfer and to propose scaling laws. Towards the end of this report, the model is extended to simulate multi-magnet ASL networks interacting via spin currents. In particular, examples of an ASL ring oscillator and a universal NAND gate are presented, which form the basis for designing large scale ASL circuits.
Magnetic Testing, and Modeling, Simulation and Analysis for Space Applications
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Boghosian, Mary; Narvaez, Pablo; Herman, Ray
2012-01-01
The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) and Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMSS) participated with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the implementation of a magnetic cleanliness program of the NASA/JPL JUNO mission. The magnetic cleanliness program was applied from early flight system development up through system level environmental testing. The JUNO magnetic cleanliness program required setting-up a specialized magnetic test facility at Lockheed Martin Space Systems for testing the flight system and a testing program with facility for testing system parts and subsystems at JPL. The magnetic modeling, simulation and analysis capability was set up and performed by Aerospace to provide qualitative and quantitative magnetic assessments of the magnetic parts, components, and subsystems prior to or in lieu of magnetic tests. Because of the sensitive nature of the fields and particles scientific measurements being conducted by the JUNO space mission to Jupiter, the imposition of stringent magnetic control specifications required a magnetic control program to ensure that the spacecraft's science magnetometers and plasma wave search coil were not magnetically contaminated by flight system magnetic interferences. With Aerospace's magnetic modeling, simulation and analysis and JPL's system modeling and testing approach, and LMSS's test support, the project achieved a cost effective approach to achieving a magnetically clean spacecraft. This paper presents lessons learned from the JUNO magnetic testing approach and Aerospace's modeling, simulation and analysis activities used to solve problems such as remnant magnetization, performance of hard and soft magnetic materials within the targeted space system in applied external magnetic fields.
A resonance-bending mode magnetoelectric-coupling equivalent circuit.
Guo, Mingsen; Dong, Shuxiang
2009-11-01
Magnetoelectric (ME) coupling equivalent circuits for L-T (longitudinal magnetization and transverse polarization), L-L (longitudinal magnetization and longitudinal polarization), and C-C (circumferential magnetization and circumferential polarization) modes have been developed for laminated ME composites in prior reports. Here, we report the modeling of laminated magnetostrictive/piezoelectric bilayer composites operated in bending mode. By introducing the concept of mechanical voltage and mechanical current, a bending-mode ME coupling equivalent circuit was developed, which is useful to predict the ME coefficients in the region around the resonance frequency. PMID:19942545
Hurley, Susan
2008-02-01
Imitation, deliberation, and mindreading are characteristically human sociocognitive skills. Research on imitation and its role in social cognition is flourishing across various disciplines. Imitation is surveyed in this target article under headings of behavior, subpersonal mechanisms, and functions of imitation. A model is then advanced within which many of the developments surveyed can be located and explained. The shared circuits model (SCM) explains how imitation, deliberation, and mindreading can be enabled by subpersonal mechanisms of control, mirroring, and simulation. It is cast at a middle, functional level of description, that is, between the level of neural implementation and the level of conscious perceptions and intentional actions. The SCM connects shared informational dynamics for perception and action with shared informational dynamics for self and other, while also showing how the action/perception, self/other, and actual/possible distinctions can be overlaid on these shared informational dynamics. It avoids the common conception of perception and action as separate and peripheral to central cognition. Rather, it contributes to the situated cognition movement by showing how mechanisms for perceiving action can be built on those for active perception.;>;>The SCM is developed heuristically, in five layers that can be combined in various ways to frame specific ontogenetic or phylogenetic hypotheses. The starting point is dynamic online motor control, whereby an organism is closely attuned to its embedding environment through sensorimotor feedback. Onto this are layered functions of prediction and simulation of feedback, mirroring, simulation of mirroring, monitored inhibition of motor output, and monitored simulation of input. Finally, monitored simulation of input specifying possible actions plus inhibited mirroring of such possible actions can generate information about the possible as opposed to actual instrumental actions of others, and the possible causes and effects of such possible actions, thereby enabling strategic social deliberation. Multiple instances of such shared circuits structures could be linked into a network permitting decomposition and recombination of elements, enabling flexible control, imitative learning, understanding of other agents, and instrumental and strategic deliberation. While more advanced forms of social cognition, which require tracking multiple others and their multiple possible actions, may depend on interpretative theorizing or language, the SCM shows how layered mechanisms of control, mirroring, and simulation can enable distinctively human cognitive capacities for imitation, deliberation, and mindreading. PMID:18394222
Constraining the galactic magnetic field models
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Keivani, Azadeh
2012-03-01
Ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) are deflected by the Galactic magnetic field (GMF) on their way to Earth. If UHECR properties were well-understood, it would be straightforward to model the intervening GMF. However uncertainties on the composition and source distribution complicate the issue. An independent method of constraining GMF models is using Faraday rotation measurements (RMs) of Galactic and extra-Galactic radio sources. Here we investigate a new composite method for constraining GMF models using simultaneous fits of UHECR and RM simulations. A simulated universe of UHECRs and Galactic RMs are used to test this method.
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Rastaetter, Lutz; Kuznetsova, Maria; Hesse, Michael; Chulaki, Anna; Pulkkinen, Antti; Ridley, Aaron J.; Gombosi, Tamas; Vapirev, Alexander; Raeder, Joachim; Wiltberger, Michael James; Mays, M. L.; Fok, Mei-Ching H.; Weigel, Robert S.; Welling, Daniel T.
2010-01-01
The GEM 2008 modeling challenge efforts are expanding beyond comparing in-situ measurements in the magnetosphere and ionosphere to include the computation of indices to be compared. The Dst index measures the largest deviations of the horizontal magnetic field at 4 equatorial magnetometers from the quiet-time background field and is commonly used to track the strength of the magnetic disturbance of the magnetosphere during storms. Models can calculate a proxy Dst index in various ways, including using the Dessler-Parker Sckopke relation and the energy of the ring current and Biot-Savart integration of electric currents in the magnetosphere. The GEM modeling challenge investigates 4 space weather events and we compare models available at CCMC against each other and the observed values of Ost. Models used include SWMF/BATSRUS, OpenGGCM, LFM, GUMICS (3D magnetosphere MHD models), Fok-RC, CRCM, RAM-SCB (kinetic drift models of the ring current), WINDMI (magnetosphere-ionosphere electric circuit model), and predictions based on an impulse response function (IRF) model and analytic coupling functions with inputs of solar wind data. In addition to the analysis of model-observation comparisons we look at the way Dst is computed in global magnetosphere models. The default value of Dst computed by the SWMF model is for Bz the Earth's center. In addition to this, we present results obtained at different locations on the Earth's surface. We choose equatorial locations at local noon, dusk (18:00 hours), midnight and dawn (6:00 hours). The different virtual observatory locations reveal the variation around the earth-centered Dst value resulting from the distribution of electric currents in the magnetosphere during different phases of a storm.
Coronal and interplanetary magnetic field models
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Schatten, Kenneth H.
1999-06-01
We provide an historical perspective of coronal and interplanetary field models. The structure of the interplanetary medium is controlled by the coronal magnetic field from which the solar wind emanates. This field has been described with ``Source Surface'' (SS) and ``Heliospheric Current Sheet'' (HCS) models. The ``Source Surface'' model was the first to open the solar field into interplanetary space using volumetric coronal currents, which were a ``source'' for the IMF. The Heliospheric Current Sheet (HCS) model provided a more physically realistic solution. The field structure was primarily a dipole, however, without regard to sign, the shape appeared to be a monopole pattern (uniform field stress). Ulysses has observed this behavior. Recently, Sheeley and Wang have utilized the HCS field model to calculate solar wind structures fairly accurately. Fisk, Schwadron, and Zurbuchen have investigated small differences from the SS model. These differences allow field line motions reminiscent of a ``timeline'' or moving ``streakline'' in a flow field, similar to the smoke pattern generated by a skywriting plane. Differences exist in the magnetic field geometry, from the Parker ``garden hose'' model affecting both the ``winding angle'' as well as the amount of latitudinal ``wandering.''
A model for the magnetic cores of linear induction accelerator cells
Melton, J.G.; Rose, E.A.
1995-08-01
Linear induction cells are used in the electron beam accelerator for the proposed Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrotest (DARHT) facility that would be built at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ferrite cores are used in each cell to produce 250 kV, flat to within {plus_minus}1% for 70 ns. In the course of operating a prototype test stand for the full accelerator, circuit models have been developed for the pulsed power system and the induction cells that have been useful in achieving the {plus_minus}1% flatness requirement. The circuit models use the MicroCap IV{trademark} electronic circuit analysis program, which includes a Jiles-Atherton model for magnetic materials. In addition, the coaxial, ferrite-filled geometry of the cell is modelled by a multiple-section lumped-element transmission line. Propagation of a voltage pulse through the ferrite cores, including saturation effects, can be reproduced. The model has been compared to actual waveforms obtained from prototype operations, and good results have been obtained for a wide range of operating conditions. Interest in possible future applications have led the authors to use the model to predict the behavior of accelerator cells driven by multiple voltage pulses without an intervening magnetic reset of the ferrite cores. Results show that multiple pulses can be applied to the accelerator cells without a magnetic reset, but with some degradation of later pulses. The degradation appears as a droop on the flat portion of the second (and subsequent) pulses. The droop can be corrected by shaping the waveform of the incident pulses.
Landau Fluid Models for Magnetized Plasmas
Sulem, P. L.; Passot, T.; Marradi, L.
2008-10-15
A Landau fluid model for a magnetized plasma, that retains a linear description of low-frequency kinetic effects involving transverse scales significantly smaller than the ion Larmor radius, is discussed and validated in the context of nonlinear wave dynamics. Preliminary simulations of the turbulent regime are presented in one space dimension, as a first step towards more realistic three-dimensional computations, aimed to analyze the combined effect of dispersion and collisionless dissipation on the energy cascade.
Schleyer, Michael; Saumweber, Timo; Nahrendorf, Wiebke; Fischer, Benjamin; von Alpen, Dsire; Pauls, Dennis; Thum, Andreas; Gerber, Bertram
2011-10-01
Drosophila larvae combine a numerically simple brain, a correspondingly moderate behavioral complexity, and the availability of a rich toolbox for transgenic manipulation. This makes them attractive as a study case when trying to achieve a circuit-level understanding of behavior organization. From a series of behavioral experiments, we suggest a circuitry of chemosensory processing, odor-tastant memory trace formation, and the "decision" process to behaviorally express these memory traces--or not. The model incorporates statements about the neuronal organization of innate vs. conditioned chemosensory behavior, and the types of interaction between olfactory and gustatory pathways during the establishment as well as the behavioral expression of odor-tastant memory traces. It in particular suggests that innate olfactory behavior is responsive in nature, whereas conditioned olfactory behavior is captured better when seen as an action in pursuit of its outcome. It incorporates the available neuroanatomical and behavioral data and thus should be useful as scaffold for the ongoing investigations of the chemo-behavioral system in larval Drosophila. PMID:21946956
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Greenleaf, M.; Li, H.; Zheng, J. P.
2014-12-01
A physical electric circuit model (PECM) was used to identify several electrochemical processes occurring in two commercial Li-ion batteries of different cathode materials (LixFePO4 and LixCoO2) via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Through defining these electrochemical processes in these two cells, it was determined that the charge transfer resistance (or exchange current density) observed via EIS was due to the cathodic exchange current densities in both the LixFePO4 and LixCoO2 full cells. In discussing the ionic diffusion of the examined cells, the anode of one cell and the cathode of the other were primarily responsible for the observed diffusion of the full cells. Lastly, the measured double layer capacitance was determined to be represented in EIS scans by the anodes of both full cells. The diffusion coefficient was calculated using Fick's1st Law estimation, and from this coefficient, the particle size was calculated and evaluated against scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Rescue of long-range circuit dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease models.
Busche, Marc Aurel; Kekuš, Maja; Adelsberger, Helmuth; Noda, Takahiro; Förstl, Hans; Nelken, Israel; Konnerth, Arthur
2015-11-01
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with defects of synaptic connectivity. Such defects may not be restricted to local neuronal interactions but may extend to long-range brain activities, such as slow-wave oscillations that are particularly prominent during non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep and are important for integration of information across distant brain regions involved in memory consolidation. There is increasing evidence that sleep is often impaired in AD, but it is unclear whether this impairment is directly related to amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology. Here we demonstrate that slow-wave activity is severely altered in the neocortex, thalamus and hippocampus in mouse models of AD amyloidosis. Most notably, our results reveal an Aβ-dependent impairment of slow-wave propagation, which causes a breakdown of the characteristic long-range coherence of slow-wave activity. The finding that the impairment can be rescued by enhancing GABAAergic inhibition identifies a synaptic mechanism underlying Aβ-dependent large-scale circuit dysfunction. PMID:26457554
Tseng, Jian-Zhi; Wu, Chyan-Chyi; Dai, Ching-Liang
2014-01-01
The modeling and fabrication of a magnetic microsensor based on a magneto-transistor were presented. The magnetic sensor is fabricated by the commercial 0.18 ?m complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process without any post-process. The finite element method (FEM) software Sentaurus TCAD is utilized to analyze the electrical properties and carriers motion path of the magneto-transistor. A readout circuit is used to amplify the voltage difference of the bases into the output voltage. Experiments show that the sensitivity of the magnetic sensor is 354 mV/T at the supply current of 4 mA. PMID:24732100
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Courey, Karim J.; Asfour, Shihab S.; Onar, Arzu; Bayliss, Jon A.; Ludwig, Larry L.; Wright, Maria C.
2009-01-01
To comply with lead-free legislation, many manufacturers have converted from tin-lead to pure tin finishes of electronic components. However, pure tin finishes have a greater propensity to grow tin whiskers than tin-lead finishes. Since tin whiskers present an electrical short circuit hazard in electronic components, simulations have been developed to quantify the risk of said short circuits occurring. Existing risk simulations make the assumption that when a free tin whisker has bridged two adjacent exposed electrical conductors, the result is an electrical short circuit. This conservative assumption is made because shorting is a random event that had an unknown probability associated with it. Note however that due to contact resistance electrical shorts may not occur at lower voltage levels. In our first article we developed an empirical probability model for tin whisker shorting. In this paper, we develop a more comprehensive empirical model using a refined experiment with a larger sample size, in which we studied the effect of varying voltage on the breakdown of the contact resistance which leads to a short circuit. From the resulting data we estimated the probability distribution of an electrical short, as a function of voltage. In addition, the unexpected polycrystalline structure seen in the focused ion beam (FIB) cross section in the first experiment was confirmed in this experiment using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The FIB was also used to cross section two card guides to facilitate the measurement of the grain size of each card guide's tin plating to determine its finish.
Prediction of magnetic storms by nonlinear models
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Valdivia, J. A.; Sharma, A. S.; Papadopoulos, K.
The strong correlation between magnetic storms and southward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is well known from linear prediction filter studies using the Dst and IMF data. However, the linear filters change significantly from one storm to another and thus are limited in their predicting ability. Previous studies have indicated nonlinearity in the magnetospheric response as the ring current decay rate varies with the Dst value during storms. We present in this letter nonlinear models for the evolution of the Dst based on the OMNI database for 1964-1990. When solar wind data are available in advance, the evolution of storms can be predicted from the Dst and IMF data. Solar wind data, however, are not available most of the time or are available typically an hour or less in advance. Therefore, we have developed nonlinear predictive models based on the Dst data alone. In the absence of solar wind data, these models cannot predict the storm onset, but can predict the storm evolution, and may identify intense storms from moderate ones. The input-output model based on IMF and Dst data, the autonomous model based on Dst alone, and a combination of the two can be used as forecasting tools for space weather.
Using IPS Magnetic Modeling to Determine Bz
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Jackson, B. V.; Yu, H. S.; Hick, P. P.; Buffington, A.; Mejia-Ambriz, J. C.; Bisi, M. M.; Tokumaru, M.
2014-12-01
Interplanetary scintillation (IPS) observations enable remote determinations of velocity and density in the inner heliosphere while also providing forecasts of these quantities. Using the global velocities inferred from IPS, and through convection upward of magnetic fields perpendicular to a source surface produced by the Current-Sheet Source Surface (CSSS) modified potential model (Zhao and Hoeksema, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 19, 1995), global long-duration radial and tangential heliospheric field components can also be determined. In order to better include short-term transient effects and derive a value for the field normal to these components (Bn) during periods where CMEs, are present, we have tested an extension to our current 3D vector-field analysis. This extension adds closed fields from below the source surface to the CSSS model values, and when traced outward from the sub-Earth point, three magnetic field components are present. These are compared to in-situ magnetic fields measured near Earth for several periods throughout the current solar cycle from the minimum between Solar Cycle 23 and 24 up until the present. We find a significant positive correlation when using this extension to current analyses including that of the Bn field for the test cases analyzed thus far.
Evolutionary Models of Cold, Magnetized, Interstellar Clouds
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Gammie, Charles F.; Ostriker, Eve; Stone, James M.
2004-01-01
We modeled the long-term and small-scale evolution of molecular clouds using direct 2D and 3D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. This work followed up on previous research by our group under auspices of the ATP in which we studied the energetics of turbulent, magnetized clouds and their internal structure on intermediate scales. Our new work focused on both global and smallscale aspects of the evolution of turbulent, magnetized clouds, and in particular studied the response of turbulent proto-cloud material to passage through the Galactic spiral potential, and the dynamical collapse of turbulent, magnetized (supercritical) clouds into fragments to initiate the formation of a stellar cluster. Technical advances under this program include developing an adaptive-mesh MHD code as a successor to ZEUS (ATHENA) in order to follow cloud fragmentation, developing a shearing-sheet MHD code which includes self-gravity and externally-imposed gravity to follow the evolution of clouds in the Galactic potential, and developing radiative transfer models to evaluate the internal ionization of clumpy clouds exposed to external photoionizing UV and CR radiation. Gammie's work at UIUC focused on the radiative transfer aspects of this program.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Pei, Lei; Wang, Tiansi; Lu, Rengui; Zhu, Chunbo
2014-05-01
The open-circuit voltage (OCV) of a battery, as a crucial characteristic parameter, is widely used in many aspects of battery technology, such as electrode material mechanism analysis, battery performance/state estimation and working process management. However, the applications of OCV are severely limited due to the need for a long rest time for full relaxation. In this paper, a rapid OCV prediction method is proposed to predict the final static OCV in a few minutes using linear regression techniques, based on a new mathematical model developed from an improvement on a second-order resistance-capacitance (RC) model. As the improvement, an important discovery is demonstrated by experimental investigation and data analysis: the relaxation time (i.e., time constant) of the diffusion circuit of the second-order RC model is not a fixed constant, unlike an intrinsic value for a given material, but an apparent linear function of the open-circuit time. This improvement enables the new model to track the actual relaxation process very well. The accuracy and the rapidity of the new model and proposed method are validated with working-condition experimental data on battery cells with different cathodes, and the results of OCV prediction are very accurate (errors below 1 mV in 20 min).
Induced magnetic moment in effective models of quarks in a magnetic field
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ferrer, Efrain J.
2014-03-01
The generation of magnetic moment condensates in NJL-type effective models of quarks in the presence of a magnetic field is investigated. It will be shown how for particle-antiparticle pairs, the magnetic moment condensate significantly increases the critical temperature for chiral restoration. For diquark pairs, it will be proved that the magnetic moment condensate enhances the condensation energy and the system magnetization. This work has been supported in part by DOE Nuclear Theory grant de-sc0002179.
Electrocrystallization under magnetic fields: experiment and model
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Mansur Filho, J. C.; Silva, A. G.; Carvalho, A. T. G.; Martins, M. L.
2005-05-01
We report some experimental results for quasi-two-dimensional electrocrystallization of copper under magnetic fields. Such results are theoretically investigated by large scale simulations of a DLA-like model in which random walkers can move along circular vortices enhanced by the Lorentz force. In addition, a sticking probability is used to take into account the complex reaction dynamics at the cathode surface. Our results indicate that the convective motion does not change the nature of the normal diffusive regime, but increases dramatically the diffusion constant by a factor of up to six. The characteristic features (morphology and scaling laws) of both random walks and growing electrodeposits under a perpendicular magnetic field are determined.
Magnetic Reconnection Models of Prominence Formation
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Welsch, B. T.; DeVore, C. R.; Antiochos, S. K.
2005-12-01
To investigate the hypothesis that prominences form by magnetic reconnection between initially distinct flux systems in the solar corona, we simulate coronal magnetic field evolution when two flux systems are driven together by boundary motions. In particular, we focus on configurations similar to those in the quiescent prominence formation model of Martens & Zwaan. We find that reconnection proceeds very weakly, if at all, in configurations driven with global shear flows (i.e., differential rotation); reconnection proceeds much more efficiently in similar configurations that are driven to collide directly, with converging motions along the neutral line that lead to flux cancellation; reconnected fields from this process can exhibit sheared, dipped field lines along the neutral line, consistent with prominence observations. Our field configurations do not possess the ``breakout'' topology, and eruptions are not observed, even though a substantial amount of flux is canceled in some runs.
Chung, Wen Yuan; Gravante, Gianpiero; Al-Leswas, Dhya; Arshad, Ali; Sorge, Roberto; Watson, Chris C; Pollard, Cristina; Metcalfe, Matthew S; Dennison, Ashley R
2013-05-01
We already developed an ex vivo liver-kidney model perfused for 6 h in which the kidney acted as a homeostatic organ to improve the circuit milieu compared to liver alone. In the current study, we extended the multiorgan perfusions to 24 h to evaluate the results and eventual pitfalls manifesting with longer durations. Five livers and kidneys were harvested from female pigs and perfused over 24 h. The extracorporeal circuit included a centrifugal pump, heat exchanger, and oxygenator. The primary end point of the study was the evaluation of the organ functions as gathered from biochemical and acid-base parameters. In the combined liver-kidney circuit, the organs survived and maintained an acceptable homeostasis for different lengths of time, longer for the liver (up to 19-23 h of perfusions) than the kidney (9-13 h of perfusions). Furthermore, glucose and creatinine values decreased significantly over time (from the 5th and 9th hour of perfusion onward). The addition of a kidney to the perfusion circuit improved the biochemical environment by removing excess products from ongoing metabolic processes. The consequence is a more physiological milieu that could improve results from future experimental studies. However, it is likely that long perfusions require some nutritional support over the hours to maintain the organ's vitality and functionality throughout the experiments. PMID:23489088
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de Almeida, Maria José BM; Salvador, Andreia; Costa, Maria Margarida RR
2014-12-01
Aiming at a deep understanding of some basic concepts of electric circuits in lower secondary schools, this work introduces an analogy between the behavior of children playing in a school yard with a central lake, subject to different conditions, rules, and stimuli, and Drude's free electron model of metals. Using this analogy from the first school contacts with electric phenomena, one can promote students' understanding of concepts such as electric current, the role of generators, potential difference effects, energy transfer, open and closed circuits, resistances, and their combinations in series and parallel. One believes that through this analogy well-known previous misconceptions of young students about electric circuit behaviors can be overcome. Furthermore, students' understanding will enable them to predict, and justify with self-constructed arguments, the behavior of different elementary circuits. The students' predictions can be verified—as a challenge of self-produced understanding schemes—using laboratory experiments. At a preliminary stage, our previsions were confirmed through a pilot study with three classrooms of 9th level Portuguese students.
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Oh, K. S.; Schutt-Aine, J.
1995-01-01
Modeling of interconnects and associated discontinuities with the recent advances high-speed digital circuits has gained a considerable interest over the last decade although the theoretical bases for analyzing these structures were well-established as early as the 1960s. Ongoing research at the present time is focused on devising methods which can be applied to more general geometries than the ones considered in earlier days and, at the same time, improving the computational efficiency and accuracy of these methods. In this thesis, numerically efficient methods to compute the transmission line parameters of a multiconductor system and the equivalent capacitances of various strip discontinuities are presented based on the quasi-static approximation. The presented techniques are applicable to conductors embedded in an arbitrary number of dielectric layers with two possible locations of ground planes at the top and bottom of the dielectric layers. The cross-sections of conductors can be arbitrary as long as they can be described with polygons. An integral equation approach in conjunction with the collocation method is used in the presented methods. A closed-form Green's function is derived based on weighted real images thus avoiding nested infinite summations in the exact Green's function; therefore, this closed-form Green's function is numerically more efficient than the exact Green's function. All elements associated with the moment matrix are computed using the closed-form formulas. Various numerical examples are considered to verify the presented methods, and a comparison of the computed results with other published results showed good agreement.
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Li, Minghua; Hikihara, Takashi
The redox (Reduction-Oxidation) flow battery is one of the most promising rechargeable batteries due to its ability to average loads and output of power sources. The transient characteristics are well known as the remarkable feature of the battery. Then it can also compensate for a sudden voltage drop. The dynamics are governed by the chemical reactions, fluid flow, and electrical circuit of its structure. This causes the difficulty of the analysis at transient state. This paper discusses the transient behavior of the redox flow battery based on chemical reactions. The concentration change of vanadium ions depends on the chemical reactions and the flow of electrolysis solution. The chemical reaction rate is restricted by the attached external electric circuit. In this paper, a model of the transient behavior is introduced. The validity of the derived model is examined based on experiments for a tested micro-redox flow battery system.
NASA Computational Case Study: Modeling Planetary Magnetic and Gravitational Fields
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Simpson, David G.; Vinas, Adolfo F.
2014-01-01
In this case study, we model a planet's magnetic and gravitational fields using spherical harmonic functions. As an exercise, we analyze data on the Earth's magnetic field collected by NASA's MAGSAT spacecraft, and use it to derive a simple magnetic field model based on these spherical harmonic functions.
Talpalar, Adolfo E.; Rybak, Ilya A.
2015-01-01
The locomotor gait in limbed animals is defined by the left-right leg coordination and locomotor speed. Coordination between left and right neural activities in the spinal cord controlling left and right legs is provided by commissural interneurons (CINs). Several CIN types have been genetically identified, including the excitatory V3 and excitatory and inhibitory V0 types. Recent studies demonstrated that genetic elimination of all V0 CINs caused switching from a normal left-right alternating activity to a left-right synchronized hopping pattern. Furthermore, ablation of only the inhibitory V0 CINs (V0D subtype) resulted in a lack of left-right alternation at low locomotor frequencies and retaining this alternation at high frequencies, whereas selective ablation of the excitatory V0 neurons (V0V subtype) maintained the leftright alternation at low frequencies and switched to a hopping pattern at high frequencies. To analyze these findings, we developed a simplified mathematical model of neural circuits consisting of four pacemaker neurons representing left and right, flexor and extensor rhythm-generating centers interacting via commissural pathways representing V3, V0D, and V0V CINs. The locomotor frequency was controlled by a parameter defining the excitation of neurons and commissural pathways mimicking the effects of N-methyl-D-aspartate on locomotor frequency in isolated rodent spinal cord preparations. The model demonstrated a typical left-right alternating pattern under control conditions, switching to a hopping activity at any frequency after removing both V0 connections, a synchronized pattern at low frequencies with alternation at high frequencies after removing only V0D connections, and an alternating pattern at low frequencies with hopping at high frequencies after removing only V0V connections. We used bifurcation theory and fast-slow decomposition methods to analyze network behavior in the above regimes and transitions between them. The model reproduced, and suggested explanation for, a series of experimental phenomena and generated predictions available for experimental testing. PMID:25970489
DESIGN NOTE: A simple ferromagnetic circuit for a solenoid lens
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Peng, Shixiang; Yan, Jifeng; Yu, Jinxiang; Guo, Zhiyu
2007-01-01
Several studies have been carried out to explore a simple ferromagnetic circuit to obtain a more intense field inside a solenoid lens. Model experimental results show that, under the circumstance that the ferromagnetic circuit is not saturated and the current remains constant, a more intense magnetic field can be obtained using the semi-enclosed ferromagnetic circuit developed in this paper. The semi-closed solenoid lens is simple, economical and easy to cool and maintain. A semi-enclosed solenoid lens has been manufactured for transporting 50 keV, 50 mA H+ beams at Peking University (PKU).
Specification and verification of gate-level VHDL models of synchronous and asynchronous circuits
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Russinoff, David M.
1995-01-01
We present a mathematical definition of hardware description language (HDL) that admits a semantics-preserving translation to a subset of VHDL. Our HDL includes the basic VHDL propagation delay mechanisms and gate-level circuit descriptions. We also develop formal procedures for deriving and verifying concise behavioral specifications of combinational and sequential devices. The HDL and the specification procedures have been formally encoded in the computational logic of Boyer and Moore, which provides a LISP implementation as well as a facility for mechanical proof-checking. As an application, we design, specify, and verify a circuit that achieves asynchronous communication by means of the biphase mark protocol.
Two-dimensional thermal modeling of power monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC's)
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Fan, Mark S.; Christou, Aris; Pecht, Michael G.
1992-01-01
Numerical simulations of the two-dimensional temperature distributions for a typical GaAs MMIC circuit are conducted, aiming at understanding the heat conduction process of the circuit chip and providing temperature information for device reliability analysis. The method used is to solve the two-dimensional heat conduction equation with a control-volume-based finite difference scheme. In particular, the effects of the power dissipation and the ambient temperature are examined, and the criterion for the worst operating environment is discussed in terms of the allowed highest device junction temperature.
Observations and models of magnetic reconnection
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Barta, Miroslav
2015-08-01
Magnetic reconnection is now almost unanimously considered to be a key plasma process for energy release in solar and stellar flares. Recent decade have seen rapid development in the theory, simulations and searching for observational evidences of magnetic reconnection being in action in the core of flares. Modern modeling approach involves many realistic aspects of magnetic reconnection such as intrinsically 3D nature of the process and, namely, its highly dynamic character connected with violent formation of plasmoids at many scales. The cascade of plasmoid formation represents natural process of fast, turbulent energy transfer to the kinetic dissipation scale. This concept, revealed by numerical simulations, has found its ground in the theory of (ideal) plasmoid instability in current layers with high aspect ratio. The plasmoid dominated reconnection regime is capable to account for many puzzling dilemmas in the flare physics ranging from the observation-demanded energy release rate vs. standard reconnection-regime timescales, observed organized large-scale structures vs. signatures of fragmented energy release etc. The talk aims at reviewing recent theoretical and simulation development in this direction and observational support for the concept of plasmoid-driven reconnection cascade namely in solar flares.
Magnetic field contribution to the Lorentz model.
Oughstun, Kurt E; Albanese, Richard A
2006-07-01
The classical Lorentz model of dielectric dispersion is based on the microscopic Lorentz force relation and Newton's second law of motion for an ensemble of harmonically bound electrons. The magnetic field contribution in the Lorentz force relation is neglected because it is typically small in comparison with the electric field contribution. Inclusion of this term leads to a microscopic polarization density that contains both perpendicular and parallel components relative to the plane wave propagation vector. The modified parallel and perpendicular polarizabilities are both nonlinear in the local electric field strength. PMID:16783441
Magnetic microspheres and tissue model studies for therapeutic applications
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Ramachandran, Narayanan; Mazuruk, Konstantin
2004-01-01
The use of magnetic fluids and magnetic particles in combinatorial hyperthermia therapy for cancer treatment is reviewed. The investigation approach adopted for producing thermoregulating particles and tissue model studies for studying particle retention and heating characteristics is discussed.
A satellite magnetic model of northeastern South American aulacogens
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Longacre, M. B.; Hinze, W. J.; Von Frese, R. R. B.
1982-01-01
Magnetic modeling of the Amazon River and Takatu Aulacogens in northeastern South America illustrate the utility of satellite magnetic data in characterizing the properties and structure of the lithosphere. Specifically, reduction of preliminary Magsat scalar magnetic anomaly data to an equivalent condition of vertical polarization shows a general correlation between magnetic anomaly minima and the Amazon River and Takatu Aulacogens. Surface gravity data demonstrate a correlative positive anomaly. Spherical earth modeling of the magnetic data indicates a less magnetic crust associated with the aulacogens which is compatible with previous studies over the Mississippi River Aulacogen and Rio Grande Rift in North America.
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Jovanović, B.; Brum, R. M.; Torres, L.
2014-04-01
After decades of continued scaling to the beat of Moore's law, it now appears that conventional silicon based devices are approaching their physical limits. In today's deep-submicron nodes, a number of short-channel and quantum effects are emerging that affect the manufacturing process, as well as, the functionality of the microelectronic systems-on-chip. Spintronics devices that exploit both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamental electronic charge, are promising solutions to circumvent these scaling threats. Being compatible with the CMOS technology, such devices offer a promising synergy of radiation immunity, infinite endurance, non-volatility, increased density, etc. In this paper, we present a hybrid (magnetic/CMOS) cell that is able to store and process data both electrically and magnetically. The cell is based on perpendicular spin-transfer torque magnetic tunnel junctions (STT-MTJs) and is suitable for use in magnetic random access memories and reprogrammable computing (non-volatile registers, processor cache memories, magnetic field-programmable gate arrays, etc). To demonstrate the potential our hybrid cell, we physically implemented a small hybrid memory block using 45 nm × 45 nm round MTJs for the magnetic part and 28 nm fully depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) technology for the CMOS part. We also report the cells measured performances in terms of area, robustness, read/write speed and energy consumption.
Jovanović, B. E-mail: lionel.torres@lirmm.fr; Brum, R. M.; Torres, L.
2014-04-07
After decades of continued scaling to the beat of Moore's law, it now appears that conventional silicon based devices are approaching their physical limits. In today's deep-submicron nodes, a number of short-channel and quantum effects are emerging that affect the manufacturing process, as well as, the functionality of the microelectronic systems-on-chip. Spintronics devices that exploit both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamental electronic charge, are promising solutions to circumvent these scaling threats. Being compatible with the CMOS technology, such devices offer a promising synergy of radiation immunity, infinite endurance, non-volatility, increased density, etc. In this paper, we present a hybrid (magnetic/CMOS) cell that is able to store and process data both electrically and magnetically. The cell is based on perpendicular spin-transfer torque magnetic tunnel junctions (STT-MTJs) and is suitable for use in magnetic random access memories and reprogrammable computing (non-volatile registers, processor cache memories, magnetic field-programmable gate arrays, etc). To demonstrate the potential our hybrid cell, we physically implemented a small hybrid memory block using 45 nm × 45 nm round MTJs for the magnetic part and 28 nm fully depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) technology for the CMOS part. We also report the cells measured performances in terms of area, robustness, read/write speed and energy consumption.
Experimental and Theoretical Studies of a Dynamic Nitrogen Arc in a Model Circuit-Breaker
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Lau, Yuk-Chiu
Detailed measurements of dynamic arcs represent an important contribution to the understanding of the extinction processes such as occur in circuit-breaker devices. In the present work, the experi- mentally determined distributions of temperature and size of a dynamic nitrogen arc burning in a single flow model interrupter were compared with theoretical computations. The interrupter contained a converging-diverging nozzle, with a throat diameter of 10 mm, and a length- -from throat to exit--of 86 mm. Operating conditions included: stagnation pressure = 13.9 atm (14 bar); amplitude of the sinusoidal main pulse = 1.2 kA; half period of the main pulse (DBLTURN) 190 (mu)s; and dI/dt at current zero = -17 A/(mu)s (calculated). A high speed optical system was used to monitor the arc radiation. Nitrogen continuum radiation, at 432 nm, was employed to determine the arc temperature (assuming local thermo- dynamic equilibrium). Data were obtained at an axial position 3 mm downstream of the throat from about 70 (mu)s ((TURN)900 A) to about 1 (mu)s ((TURN)10 A) before current zero. The measured centerline temperature was about 16,000 K at high currents ((LESSTHEQ)900 A) decaying at a rate of -40 k/(mu)s. The measured arc diameter (defined by the 9,000K iso- therm) was about 4 mm at high currents ((LESSTHEQ)900 A). As the current was decreased (I < 400 A), the centerline temperature decayed at a much faster rate, to -400 K/(mu)s at 1 ms before current zero ((TURN)10A; at about 8,700 K). The arc diameter varied between 2.5 mm and 3 mm at time t (TURN) -10 (mu)s. Increasing turbulence levels at lower currents were sug- gested by the observed increase in fluctuations in the arc scan data. The one-dimensional arc model of Tuma 1 , has been applied to the present conditions. The analysis contained three parameters--n, (lamda) and F(,T)--which were determined from correlation with experiment (specifically the arc voltage waveshape prior to current zero). The values of n = 0.5, (lamda) = 0.022, and F(,T) = 0.06 were used to compute the timewise distributions of the centerline arc temperature and arc diameter. Good agreement (within 5% on arc temperature, and 6%. at high currents and 20% at low currents on arc diameter) was found between experiment and theory. 1. D. T. Tuma, IEEE Trans. Power App. and Syst., PAS-99, pp. 2129-2137, 1980.
Demonstrations with an "LCR" Circuit
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Kraftmakher, Yaakov
2011-01-01
The "LCR" circuit is an important topic in the course of electricity and magnetism. Papers in this field consider mainly the forced oscillations and resonance. Our aim is to show how to demonstrate the free and self-excited oscillations in an "LCR" circuit. (Contains 4 figures.)
Tal, Adelfia; Delle Side, Domenico; Buccolieri, Giovanni; Tredici, Salvatore Maurizio; Velardi, Luciano; Paladini, Fabio; De Stefano, Mario; Nassisi, Vincenzo; Alifano, Pietro
2014-01-01
In this study, the evidence of electron-dense magnetic inclusions with polyhedral shape in the cytoplasm of Harveyi clade Vibrio strain PS1, a bioluminescent bacterium living in symbiosis with marine organisms, led us to investigate the behavior of this bacterium under exposure to static magnetic fields ranging between 20 and 2000 Gauss. When compared to sham-exposed, the light emission of magnetic field-exposed bacteria growing on solid medium at 18C 0.1C was increased up to two-fold as a function of dose and growth phase. Stimulation of bioluminescence by magnetic field was more pronounced during the post-exponential growth and stationary phase, and was lost when bacteria were grown in the presence of the iron chelator deferoxamine, which caused disassembly of the magnetic inclusions suggesting their involvement in magnetic response. As in luminescent Vibrio spp. bioluminescence is regulated by quorum sensing, possible effects of magnetic field exposure on quorum sensing were investigated. Measurement of mRNA levels by reverse transcriptase real time-PCR demonstrated that luxR regulatory gene and luxCDABE operon coding for luciferase and fatty acid reductase complex were significantly up-regulated in magnetic field-exposed bacteria. In contrast, genes coding for a type III secretion system, whose expression was negatively affected by LuxR, were down-regulated. Up-regulation of luxR paralleled with down-regulation of small RNAs that mediate destabilization of luxR mRNA in quorum sensing signaling pathways. The results of experiments with the well-studied Vibrio campbellii strain BB120 (originally classified as Vibrio harveyi) and derivative mutants unable to synthesize autoinducers suggest that the effects of magnetic fields on quorum sensing may be mediated by AI-2, the interspecies quorum sensing signal molecule. PMID:24960170
Talà, Adelfia; Delle Side, Domenico; Buccolieri, Giovanni; Tredici, Salvatore Maurizio; Velardi, Luciano; Paladini, Fabio; De Stefano, Mario; Nassisi, Vincenzo; Alifano, Pietro
2014-01-01
In this study, the evidence of electron-dense magnetic inclusions with polyhedral shape in the cytoplasm of Harveyi clade Vibrio strain PS1, a bioluminescent bacterium living in symbiosis with marine organisms, led us to investigate the behavior of this bacterium under exposure to static magnetic fields ranging between 20 and 2000 Gauss. When compared to sham-exposed, the light emission of magnetic field-exposed bacteria growing on solid medium at 18°C ±0.1°C was increased up to two-fold as a function of dose and growth phase. Stimulation of bioluminescence by magnetic field was more pronounced during the post-exponential growth and stationary phase, and was lost when bacteria were grown in the presence of the iron chelator deferoxamine, which caused disassembly of the magnetic inclusions suggesting their involvement in magnetic response. As in luminescent Vibrio spp. bioluminescence is regulated by quorum sensing, possible effects of magnetic field exposure on quorum sensing were investigated. Measurement of mRNA levels by reverse transcriptase real time-PCR demonstrated that luxR regulatory gene and luxCDABE operon coding for luciferase and fatty acid reductase complex were significantly up-regulated in magnetic field-exposed bacteria. In contrast, genes coding for a type III secretion system, whose expression was negatively affected by LuxR, were down-regulated. Up-regulation of luxR paralleled with down-regulation of small RNAs that mediate destabilization of luxR mRNA in quorum sensing signaling pathways. The results of experiments with the well-studied Vibrio campbellii strain BB120 (originally classified as Vibrio harveyi) and derivative mutants unable to synthesize autoinducers suggest that the effects of magnetic fields on quorum sensing may be mediated by AI-2, the interspecies quorum sensing signal molecule. PMID:24960170
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Schleyer, Michael; Saumweber, Timo; Nahrendorf, Wiebke; Fischer, Benjamin; von Alpen, Desiree; Pauls, Dennis; Thum, Andreas; Gerber, Bertram
2011-01-01
Drosophila larvae combine a numerically simple brain, a correspondingly moderate behavioral complexity, and the availability of a rich toolbox for transgenic manipulation. This makes them attractive as a study case when trying to achieve a circuit-level understanding of behavior organization. From a series of behavioral experiments, we suggest a…
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Schleyer, Michael; Saumweber, Timo; Nahrendorf, Wiebke; Fischer, Benjamin; von Alpen, Desiree; Pauls, Dennis; Thum, Andreas; Gerber, Bertram
2011-01-01
Drosophila larvae combine a numerically simple brain, a correspondingly moderate behavioral complexity, and the availability of a rich toolbox for transgenic manipulation. This makes them attractive as a study case when trying to achieve a circuit-level understanding of behavior organization. From a series of behavioral experiments, we suggest a
Brittle superconducting magnets: an equivilent strain model
Barzi, E.; Danuso, M.
2010-08-01
To exceed fields of 10 T in accelerator magnets, brittle superconductors like A15 Nb{sub 3}Sn and Nb{sub 3}Al or ceramic High Temperature Superconductors have to be used. For such brittle superconductors it is not their maximum tensile yield stress that limits their structural resistance as much as strain values that provoke deformations in their delicate lattice, which in turn affect their superconducting properties. Work on the sensitivity of Nb{sub 3}Sn cables to strain has been conducted in a number of stress states, including uniaxial and multi-axial, producing usually different results. This has made the need of a constituent design criterion imperative for magnet builders. In conventional structural problems an equivalent stress model is typically used to verify mechanical soundness. In the superconducting community a simple scalar equivalent strain to be used in place of an equivalent stress would be an extremely useful tool. As is well known in fundamental mechanics, there is not one single way to reduce a multiaxial strain state as represented by a 2nd order tensor to a scalar. The conceptual experiment proposed here will help determine the best scalar representation to use in the identification of an equivalent strain model.
Magnetic Actuator Modelling for Rotating Machinery Analysis
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Mendes, Ricardo Ugliara; de Castro, Hlio Fiori; Cavalca, Ktia Lucchesi; Ferreira, Luiz Otvio Saraiva
Rotating machines have a wide range of application such as airplanes, factories, laboratories and power plants. Lately, with computer aid design, shafts finite element models including bearings, discs, seals and couplings have been developed, allowing the prediction of the machine behavior. In order to keep confidence during operation, it is necessary to monitor these systems, trying to predict future failures. One of the most applied technique for this purpose is the modal analysis. It consists of applying a perturbation force into the system and then to measure its response. However, there is a difficulty that brings limitations to the excitation of systems with rotating shafts when using impact hammers or shakers, once due to friction, undesired tangential forces and noise can be present in the measurements. Therefore, the study of a non-contact technique of external excitation becomes of high interest. In this sense, the present work deals with the study and development of a finite element model for rotating machines using a magnetic actuator as an external excitation source. This work also brings numerical simulations where the magnetic actuator was used to obtain the frequency response function of the rotating system.
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Mayhew, M. A.
1982-01-01
Long wavelength magnetic anomalies measured by the Pogo series satellites at altitudes 400-700 km over the United States and adjacent areas are inverted to an equivalent layer magnetization model based on an equal area dipole source array at the earth's surface. Minimum source spacing giving a stable solution and a physically meaningful magnetization distribution is 300 km, and a scheme is presented for effectively sampling the distribution on a grid twice as fine. The model expresses lateral variation in the vertical integral of magnetization and is a starting point for models of lateral variation in the form of the magnetization-depth curve in the magnetic crust. The magnetization model contours correlate with large-scale tectonic features, and in the western part of the country, probably reflect Curie isotherm undulations.
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Ghosh, Joydip; Sanders, Barry C.
2016-03-01
We devise a scalable scheme for simulating a quantum phase transition from paramagnetism to frustrated magnetism in a superconducting flux-qubit network, and we show how to characterize this system experimentally both macroscopically and microscopically. The proposed macroscopic characterization of the quantum phase transition is based on the transition of the probability distribution for the spin-network net magnetic moment with this transition quantified by the difference between the Kullback–Leibler divergences of the distributions corresponding to the paramagnetic and frustrated magnetic phases with respect to the probability distribution at a given time during the transition. Microscopic characterization of the quantum phase transition is performed using the standard local-entanglement-witness approach. Simultaneous macro and micro characterizations of quantum phase transitions would serve to verify a quantum phase transition in two ways especially in the quantum realm for the classically intractable case of frustrated quantum magnetism.
Ferrohydrodynamic modeling of magnetic nanoparticle harmonic spectra for magnetic particle imaging
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Dhavalikar, Rohan; Maldonado-Camargo, Lorena; Garraud, Nicolas; Rinaldi, Carlos
2015-11-01
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging imaging technique that uses magnetic nanoparticles as tracers. In order to analyze the quality of nanoparticles developed for MPI, a Magnetic Particle Spectrometer (MPS) is often employed. In this paper, we describe results for predictions of the nanoparticle harmonic spectra obtained in a MPS using three models: the first uses the Langevin function, which does not take into account finite magnetic relaxation; the second model uses the magnetization equation by Shliomis (Sh), which takes into account finite magnetic relaxation using a constant characteristic time scale; and the third model uses the magnetization equation derived by Martsenyuk, Raikher, and Shliomis (MRSh), which takes into account the effect of magnetic field magnitude on the magnetic relaxation time. We make comparisons between these models and with experiments in order to illustrate the effects of field-dependent relaxation in the MPS. The models results suggest that finite relaxation results in a significant drop in signal intensity (magnitude of individual harmonics) and in faster spectral decay. Interestingly, when field dependence of the magnetic relaxation time was taken into account, through the MRSh model, the simulations predict a significant improvement in the performance of the nanoparticles, as compared to the performance predicted by the Sh equation. The comparison between the predictions from models and experimental measurements showed excellent qualitative as well as quantitative agreement up to the 19th harmonic using the Sh and MRSh equations, highlighting the potential of ferrohydrodynamic modeling in MPI.
Quasilinear transport modelling at low magnetic shear
Citrin, J.; Hogeweij, G. M. D.; Bourdelle, C.; Cottier, P.; Escande, D. F.; Guercan, Oe. D.; Hatch, D. R.; Jenko, F.; Pueschel, M. J.
2012-06-15
Accurate and computationally inexpensive transport models are vital for routine and robust predictions of tokamak turbulent transport. To this end, the QuaLiKiz [Bourdelle et al., Phys. Plasmas 14, 112501 (2007)] quasilinear gyrokinetic transport model has been recently developed. QuaLiKiz flux predictions have been validated by non-linear simulations over a wide range in parameter space. However, a discrepancy is found at low magnetic shear, where the quasilinear fluxes are significantly larger than the non-linear predictions. This discrepancy is found to stem from two distinct sources: the turbulence correlation length in the mixing length rule and an increase in the ratio between the quasilinear and non-linear transport weights, correlated with increased non-linear frequency broadening. Significantly closer agreement between the quasilinear and non-linear predictions is achieved through the development of an improved mixing length rule, whose assumptions are validated by non-linear simulations.
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Beh, Kian Lim
2000-10-01
This study was designed to explore the effect of a typical traditional method of instruction in physics on the formation of useful mental models among college students for problem-solving using simple electric circuits as a context. The study was also aimed at providing a comprehensive description of the understanding regarding electric circuits among novices and experts. In order to achieve these objectives, the following two research approaches were employed: (1) A students survey to collect data from 268 physics students; and (2) An interview protocol to collect data from 23 physics students and 24 experts (including 10 electrical engineering graduates, 4 practicing electrical engineers, 2 secondary school physics teachers, 8 physics lecturers, and 4 electrical engineers). Among the major findings are: (1) Most students do not possess accurate models of simple electric circuits as presented implicitly in physics textbooks; (2) Most students display good procedural understanding for solving simple problems concerning electric circuits but have no in-depth conceptual understanding in terms of practical knowledge of current, voltage, resistance, and circuit connections; (3) Most students encounter difficulty in discerning parallel connections that are drawn in a non-conventional format; (4) After a year of college physics, students show significant improvement in areas, including practical knowledge of current and voltage, ability to compute effective resistance and capacitance, ability to identify circuit connections, and ability to solve problems; however, no significance was found in practical knowledge of resistance and ability to connect circuits; and (5) The differences and similarities between the physics students and the experts include: (a) Novices perceive parallel circuits more in terms of 'branch', 'current', and 'resistors with the same resistance' while experts perceive parallel circuits more in terms of 'node', 'voltage', and 'less resistance'; and (b) Both novices and experts use phrases such as 'side-by side' and 'one on top of the other' in describing parallel circuits which emphasize the geometry of the standard circuit drawing when describing parallel resistors.
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Fedorovich, Evgeny D.; Kudriavtsev, Igor; Repnikova, Elena A.
2002-01-01
In this paper test apparatus with experimental loop, containing model of primary circuit (lithium, sodium) and secondary circuit (potassium and potassium vapor) of power system for space based on Rankine thermodynamic cycle is presented. The history and multi-years experience with these types of facilities are described for the whole system and its particular components (steam generators, vapor condensers, electromagnetic pumps, devices for potassium cleaning from impurities etc.), instrumentation and methods for measurement. Simulated nuclear heat sources in the form of a high-frequency electric heater and its operation characteristics are examined. Historical insights and lessons learned from work of several technological laboratories over a twenty year period give material and information for adequate evaluation of status in considered area. .
Huh, Junghwan; Na, Junhong; Ha, Jeong Sook; Kim, Sangtae; Kim, Gyu Tae
2011-08-01
Electrical contacts between the nanomaterial and metal electrodes are of crucial importance both from fundamental and practical points of view. We have systematically compared the influence of contact properties by dc and EIS (Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) techniques at various temperatures and environmental atmospheres (N(2) and 1% O(2)). Electrical behaviors are sensitive to the variation of Schottky barriers, while the activation energy (E(a)) depends on the donor states in the nanowire rather than on the Schottky contact. Equivalent circuits in terms of dc and EIS analyses could be modeled by Schottky diodes connected with a series resistance and parallel RC circuits, respectively. These results can facilitate the electrical analysis for evaluating the nanowire electronic devices with Schottky contacts. PMID:21774484
BANDEY, HELEN L.; BROWN, MARK J.; CERNOSEK, RICHARD W.; HILLMAN, A. ROBERT; MARTIN, STEPHEN J.
1999-09-16
We derive a lumped-element, equivalent-circuit model for the thickness shear mode (TSM) resonator with a viscoelastic film. This modified Butterworth-Van Dyke model includes in the motional branch a series LCR resonator, representing the quartz resonance, and a parallel LCR resonator, representing the film resonance. This model is valid in the vicinity of film resonance, which occurs when the acoustic phase shift across the film is an odd multiple of {pi}/2 radians. This model predicts accurately the frequency changes and damping that arise at resonance and is a reasonable approximation away from resonance. The elements of the model are explicitly related to film properties and can be interpreted in terms of elastic energy storage and viscous power dissipation. The model leads to a simple graphical interpretation of the coupling between the quartz and film resonances and facilitates understanding of the resulting responses. These responses are compared with predictions from the transmission-line and the Sauerbrey models.
Wang, Zhuo; Myers, Kalisa G.; Guo, Yumei; Ocampo, Marco A.; Pang, Raina D.; Jakowec, Michael W.; Holschneider, Daniel P.
2013-01-01
Exercise training is widely used for neurorehabilitation of Parkinsons disease (PD). However, little is known about the functional reorganization of the injured brain after long-term aerobic exercise. We examined the effects of 4 weeks of forced running wheel exercise in a rat model of dopaminergic deafferentation (bilateral, dorsal striatal 6-hydroxydopamine lesions). One week after training, cerebral perfusion was mapped during treadmill walking or at rest using [14C]-iodoantipyrine autoradiography. Regional cerebral blood flow-related tissue radioactivity (rCBF) was analyzed in three-dimensionally reconstructed brains by statistical parametric mapping. In non-exercised rats, lesions resulted in persistent motor deficits. Compared to sham-lesioned rats, lesioned rats showed altered functional brain activation during walking, including: 1. hypoactivation of the striatum and motor cortex; 2. hyperactivation of non-lesioned areas in the basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuit; 3. functional recruitment of the red nucleus, superior colliculus and somatosensory cortex; 4. hyperactivation of the ventrolateral thalamus, cerebellar vermis and deep nuclei, suggesting recruitment of the cerebellar-thalamocortical circuit; 5. hyperactivation of limbic areas (amygdala, hippocampus, ventral striatum, septum, raphe, insula). These findings show remarkable similarities to imaging findings reported in PD patients. Exercise progressively improved motor deficits in lesioned rats, while increasing activation in dorsal striatum and rostral secondary motor cortex, attenuating a hyperemia of the zona incerta and eliciting a functional reorganization of regions participating in the cerebellar-thalamocortical circuit. Both lesions and exercise increased activation in mesolimbic areas (amygdala, hippocampus, ventral striatum, laterodorsal tegmental n., ventral pallidum), as well as in related paralimbic regions (septum, raphe, insula). Exercise, but not lesioning, resulted in decreases in rCBF in the medial prefrontal cortex (cingulate, prelimbic, infralimbic). Our results in this PD rat model uniquely highlight the breadth of functional reorganizations in motor and limbic circuits following lesion and long-term, aerobic exercise, and provide a framework for understanding the neural substrates underlying exercise-based neurorehabilitation. PMID:24278239
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Shen, Ji-Fu; He, Yi-Jun; Ma, Zi-Feng
2016-01-01
Accurate modeling of the charge redistribution dominated self-discharge process plays a significant role in power management systems for supercapacitors. Although equivalent circuit models (ECMs) are widely used to describe the nonlinear behaviors of the self-discharge process, they are usually separately established at different initial voltages, which might result in poor prediction performances at other unseen initial voltages. In this study, a three-branch model with a leakage resistance is used to describe the nonlinear dynamic behavior of the supercapacitor self-discharge dominated by charge redistribution and the circuit parameters in ECMs are explicitly modeled as a function of the initial voltage. Polynomial functions with different orders are systematically evaluated by means of fitting and prediction accuracy. The impacts of initial voltage and temperature on the charge redistribution dominated self-discharge process are experimentally investigated with a 3000F commercial supercapacitor. The modeling results show that a 5th-order polynomial function is sufficient high enough to characterize the nonlinear effect of initial voltage on the charge redistribution dominated self-discharge in terms of prediction accuracy. Moreover, the prediction accuracy of polynomial function based ECMs are significantly better than that of interpolation based ECMs, which further validates the effectiveness of the proposed model.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Sharma, Shashi; Katiyar, V. K.; Singh, Uaday
2015-04-01
A mathematical model is developed to describe the trajectories of a cluster of magnetic nanoparticles in a blood vessel for the application of magnetic drug targeting (MDT). The magnetic nanoparticles are injected into a blood vessel upstream from a malignant tissue and are captured at the tumour site with help of an applied magnetic field. The applied field is produced by a rare earth cylindrical magnet positioned outside the body. All forces expected to significantly affect the transport of nanoparticles were incorporated, including magnetization force, drag force and buoyancy force. The results show that particles are slow down and captured under the influence of magnetic force, which is responsible to attract the magnetic particles towards the magnet. It is optimized that all particles are captured either before or at the centre of the magnet (z≤0) when blood vessel is very close proximity to the magnet (d=2.5 cm). However, as the distance between blood vessel and magnet (d) increases (above 4.5 cm), the magnetic nanoparticles particles become free and they flow away down the blood vessel. Further, the present model results are validated by the simulations performed using the finite element based COMSOL software.
Modeling and design of a vibration energy harvester using the magnetic shape memory effect
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Saren, A.; Musiienko, D.; Smith, A. R.; Tellinen, J.; Ullakko, K.
2015-09-01
In this study, a vibration energy harvester is investigated which uses a Ni-Mn-Ga sample that is mechanically strained between 130 and 300 Hz while in a constant biasing magnetic field. The crystallographic reorientation of the sample during mechanical actuation changes its magnetic properties due to the magnetic shape memory (MSM) effect. This leads to an oscillation of the magnetic flux in the yoke which generates electrical energy by inducing an alternating current within the pick-up coils. A power of 69.5 mW (with a corresponding power density of 1.37 mW mm-3 compared to the active volume of the MSM element) at 195 Hz was obtained by optimizing the biasing magnetic field, electrical resistance and electrical resonance. The optimization of the electrical resonance increased the energy generated by nearly a factor of four when compared to a circuit with no resonance. These results are strongly supported by a theoretical model and simulation which gives corresponding values with an error of approximately 20% of the experimental data. This model will be used in the design of future MSM energy harvesters and their optimization for specific frequencies and power outputs.
Modeling graphene: Magnetic, transport and optical properties
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Chang, Yi Chen
Graphene, with its unique linear dispersion near the Fermi energy, has attracted great attention since its successful isolation from highly oriented pyrolytic graphite in 2004. Many important properties have been identified in graphene, including a remarkably high mobility at room temperature, an unusual quantum hall effect, and an ambipolar electric field effect. It has been proposed as a candidate for many applications, such as optical modulators, spintronic devices, and solar cells. Understanding the fundamental properties of graphene is therefore important. In this dissertation, I present a study of transport, magnetism and optical properties of graphene. In the first chapter, I introduce the electronic properties of mono layer and few layer graphene. In the second chapter, I present low temperature transport measurements in few layer graphene. An electric-field induced semimetal-to-metal transition is observed based on the temperature dependence of the resistance for different applied gate voltages. At small gate voltages the resistance decreases with increasing temperature due to the increase in carrier concentration resulting from thermal excitation of electron-hole pairs, as it is characteristic of a semimetal. At large gate, voltages excitations of electron-hole pairs are suppressed, and the resistance increases with increasing temperature because of the decrease in mean free path due to electron-phonon scattering, as is characteristic of a metal. The electron and hole mobilities are almost equal, so there is approximate electron-hole symmetry. The data are analyzed according to two different theoretical models for few-layer graphene. A simple two band (STB) model, two overlapping bands with quadratic energy-versus-momentum dispersion relations, is used to explain the experimental observations. The best fitting parameter for the overlap energy is found to be 16 meV. However, at low temperatures, the STB suggests that the conductivity is gate independent in the small gate voltage regime, which is not observed in the data. By considering frustration of the electronic potential due to impurities from the substrate, a Gaussian-distribution puddle model can successfully describe the observed transport behavior in the low temperature, small gate voltage regime. In the third chapter, I investigate the effects of point and line defects in monolayer graphene within the framework of the Hubbard model, using a self-consistent mean field theory. These defects are found to induce characteristic patterns into the electronic density of states and cause non-uniform distributions of magnetic moments in the vicinity of the impurity sites. Specifically, defect induced resonances in the local density of states are observed at energies close to the Dirac points. The magnitudes of the frequencies of these resonance states are shown to decrease with the strength of the scattering potential, whereas their amplitudes decay algebraically with increasing distance from the defect. For the case of defect clusters, we observe that with increasing defect cluster size the local magnetic moments in the vicinity of the cluster center are strongly enhanced. Furthermore, non-trivial impurity induced magnetic patterns are observed in the presence of line defects: zigzag line defects are found to introduce stronger-amplitude magnetic patterns than armchair line defects. When the scattering strength of these topological defects is increased, the induced patterns of magnetic moments become more strongly localized. In the fourth chapter, I theoretically study the electronic properties properties in graphene dots under mechanical deformation, using both tight binding lattice model and effective Dirac model. We observed an edge state, which is tunned by an effective quantum well originating from a strain-induced gauge field. Applying a uniaxial strain along the zigzag or armchair directions enhances or dampens the edge state due to the development of edge quantum wells. When an arc bending deformation is applied, the inner and outer edges of graphene dot display edge states caused by the induced nonuniform gauge field. These states suggest that an effective single well potential is introduced by a strong nonuniform pseudo-magnetic field, leading to a pseudo quantum Hall effect. Furthermore, we find that introducing a Hubbard term on the mean-field level induces a strong polarization between the A and B sublattices, which provides an experimental test of the theory presented here. Finally, I study charge impurity induced plasmon resonance in graphene by using the self-consistent method within random phase approximation (RPA). I attribute the observed increase in excitation energy to the increasing carrier density due to stronger impurity potentials. On the other hand, the carrier density within low energy region is decreased when impurity size is increased, as result of lower excitation frequency. The plasmon patterns show that the dipole resonances are supported for the lower excitation frequency due to a simple transition process. For higher excitation frequencies, quadrapole resonance is observed because the transitions between higher energy levels become possible. With increasing impurity size, a larger spatial range of plasmons is observed.
Fan, Ming; Kuwahara, Hiroyuki; Wang, Xiaolei; Wang, Suojin; Gao, Xin
2015-11-01
Parameter estimation is a challenging computational problem in the reverse engineering of biological systems. Because advances in biotechnology have facilitated wide availability of time-series gene expression data, systematic parameter estimation of gene circuit models from such time-series mRNA data has become an important method for quantitatively dissecting the regulation of gene expression. By focusing on the modeling of gene circuits, we examine here the performance of three types of state-of-the-art parameter estimation methods: population-based methods, online methods and model-decomposition-based methods. Our results show that certain population-based methods are able to generate high-quality parameter solutions. The performance of these methods, however, is heavily dependent on the size of the parameter search space, and their computational requirements substantially increase as the size of the search space increases. In comparison, online methods and model decomposition-based methods are computationally faster alternatives and are less dependent on the size of the search space. Among other things, our results show that a hybrid approach that augments computationally fast methods with local search as a subsequent refinement procedure can substantially increase the quality of their parameter estimates to the level on par with the best solution obtained from the population-based methods while maintaining high computational speed. These suggest that such hybrid methods can be a promising alternative to the more commonly used population-based methods for parameter estimation of gene circuit models when limited prior knowledge about the underlying regulatory mechanisms makes the size of the parameter search space vastly large. PMID:25818863
Coronal magnetic field modeling using stereoscopy constraints
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Chifu, I.; Inhester, B.; Wiegelmann, T.
2015-05-01
Aims: Nonlinear force-free field (NLFFF) extrapolation has been used extensively in the past to extrapolate solar surface magnetograms to stationary coronal field models. In theoretical tests with known boundary conditions, the nonlinear boundary value problem can be solved reliably. However, if the magnetogram is measured with errors, the extrapolation often yields field lines that disagree with the shapes of simultaneously observed and stereoscopically reconstructed coronal loops. We here propose an extension to an NLFFF extrapolation scheme that remedies this deficiency in that it incorporates the loop information in the extrapolation procedure. Methods: We extended the variational formulation of the NLFFF optimization code by an additional term that monitors and minimizes the difference of the local magnetic field direction and the orientation of 3D plasma loops. We tested the performance of the new code with a previously reported semi-analytical force-free solution. Results: We demonstrate that there is a range of force-free and divergence-free solutions that comply with the boundary measurements within some error bound. With our new approach we can obtain the solution out of this set the coronal fields which is well aligned with given loops. Conclusions: We conclude that the shape of coronal loops reconstructed by stereoscopy may lead to an important stabilization of coronal NLFFF field solutions when, as is typically the case, magnetic surface measurements with limited precision do not allow determining the solution solely from photospheric field measurements.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Starinshak, David P.; Smith, Nathan D.; Wilson, Jeffrey D.
2008-01-01
The electromagnetic effects of conventional dielectrics, anisotropic dielectrics, and metamaterials were modeled in a terahertz-frequency folded-waveguide slow-wave circuit. Results of attempts to utilize these materials to increase efficiency are presented.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Maillard, Pierre
The purpose of this PhD work has been to investigate, model, test, develop and provide hardening techniques and guidelines for the mitigation of single event transients (SETs) in analog mixed-signal (AMS) delay locked loops (DLLs) for radiation-hardened applications. Delay-locked-loops (DLLs) are circuit substructures that are present in complex ASIC and system-on-a-chip designs. These circuits are widely used in on-chip clock distribution systems to reduce clock skew, to reduce jitter noise, and to recover clock signals at regional points within a global clock distribution system. DLLs are critical to the performance of many clock distribution systems, and in turn, the overall performance of the associated integrated system; as such, complex systems often employ multiple DLLs for clock deskew and distribution tasks. In radiation environments such as on-orbit, these critical circuits represent at-risk points of malfunction for large sections of integrated circuits due to vulnerabilities to radiation-generated transients (i.e. single event transients) that fan out across the system. The analysis of single event effects in analog DLLs has shown that each DLL sub-circuit primitive is vulnerable to single event transients. However, we have identified the voltage controlled delay line (VCDL) sub-circuit as the most sensitive to radiation-induced single event effects generating missing clock pulses that increase with the operating frequency of the circuit. This vulnerability increases with multiple instantiation of DLLs as clock distribution nodes throughout an integrated system on a chip. To our knowledge, no complete work in the rad-hard community regarding the hardening of mixed-signal DLLs against single event effects (missing pulses) has been developed. Most of the work present in the literature applies the "brute force" and well-established digital technique of triple modular redundancy (TMR) to the digital subcomponents. We have developed two novel design techniques for the mitigation of DLL missing pulses that are fully implementable in modern CMOS technologies. These techniques offer to the community the choice of hardening using a restoring current technique in the VCDL sub-circuit to inhibit the creation of missing pulse errors, or using a combinational logic error monitoring technique to correct missing pulses after they occur in real time. We have implemented both of these techniques with minimal area and power penalties when compared to TMR. In addition, these hardening techniques have been extrapolated to other clock circuits, such as digital PLLs. The first hardening technique uses a hardened complementary differential pair VCDL to increase the critical charge (Qcrit) necessary for single event transient generation and thus mitigate missing pulses at the source. Our implementation of this technique at 180 nm, 90 nm and 40 nm required less than a 2% area penalty over a non-hardened design. To experimentally validate this technique, hardened VCDLs were designed and fabricated in 180-nm IBM and 40-nm UMC technologies, then tested at the Naval Research Lab in Washington D.C. The second hardening technique, based on combinational logic pulse monitoring, uses an error correction circuit to mitigate the missing pulses as they occur. This ECC technique is implemented via a "peeled" VCDL (i.e. each transistor is split in area but doubled in multiplicity). We have shown the effectiveness of this technique by implementing it in a Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGA. Furthermore, this new ECC technique is independent of technology scaling -- a highly valuable attribute for sub-50 nm design applications. In addition to the formulation, simulation, prototyping, fabrication, and testing of these new hardening solutions, we developed a unique single event analytical model to guide future hardened DLL designs at advanced technology nodes. The model was furthermore generalized to PLL and DLLs. These analytical models were then used to provide a set of equations to the designer for important insight into hardening choices and tradeoffs based on design specifications, in conjunction with a broad set of guidelines for the design of hardened DLLs regarding circuit topology choices and parameter sensitivity on radiation exposure. We are confident that these results, tools, and guidelines will significantly expand the state-of-the-art in the design of hardened DLL clocking circuits for rad-hard applications.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
England, Troy; Curry, Matthew; Carr, Steve; Swartzentruber, Brian; Lilly, Michael; Bishop, Nathan; Carrol, Malcolm
2015-03-01
Fast, low-power quantum state readout is one of many challenges facing quantum information processing. Single electron transistors (SETs) are potentially fast, sensitive detectors for performing spin readout of electrons bound to Si:P donors. From a circuit perspective, however, their output impedance and nonlinear conductance are ill suited to drive the parasitic capacitance typical of coaxial conductors used in cryogenic environments, necessitating a cryogenic amplification stage. We will discuss calibration data, as well as modeling and simulation of cryogenic silicon-germanium (SiGe) heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) circuits connected to a silicon SET and operating at 4 K. We find a continuum of solutions from simple, single-HBT amplifiers to more complex, multi-HBT circuits suitable for integration, with varying noise levels and power vs. bandwidth tradeoffs. This work was performed, in part, at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, a U.S. DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences user facility. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed-Martin Company, for the U. S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
1986-01-01
Adflex Solutions, Inc.'s flexible circuits may be molded to the shape of a chassis for bulk reduction. Particularly valuable when circuitry must be moved. They are produced by combining a plastic film, a metallic conductor and an adhesive. One adhesive, LARC-TPI, developed by the Langley Research Center, is a thermoplastic polyimide resin used to produce laminates by Rogers Corporation. It can be processed at a lower temperature, has good moisture resistance and excellent adherence. It is used to bond film to copper foil conductor materials in flexible circuits. The circuits have both aerospace and commercial applications.
Computational model of a magnetic modulator for copper lasers
Boley, C.D.
1993-04-01
A numerical model of a three-stage magnetic modulator for copper lasers is described. The model follows in detail the hysteresis behavior of the magnetic switches and a transformer. The laser is treated via a simple model of field diffusion. The calculated voltage across the laser and current through the laser are shown to compare favorably with experiment.
A technique for evaluating the application of the pin-level stuck-at fault model to VLSI circuits
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Palumbo, Daniel L.; Finelli, George B.
1987-01-01
Accurate fault models are required to conduct the experiments defined in validation methodologies for highly reliable fault-tolerant computers (e.g., computers with a probability of failure of 10 to the -9 for a 10-hour mission). Described is a technique by which a researcher can evaluate the capability of the pin-level stuck-at fault model to simulate true error behavior symptoms in very large scale integrated (VLSI) digital circuits. The technique is based on a statistical comparison of the error behavior resulting from faults applied at the pin-level of and internal to a VLSI circuit. As an example of an application of the technique, the error behavior of a microprocessor simulation subjected to internal stuck-at faults is compared with the error behavior which results from pin-level stuck-at faults. The error behavior is characterized by the time between errors and the duration of errors. Based on this example data, the pin-level stuck-at fault model is found to deliver less than ideal performance. However, with respect to the class of faults which cause a system crash, the pin-level, stuck-at fault model is found to provide a good modeling capability.
Modeling superconductor degradation using magnetic levitation
Sriram, M.A.; Ponce, L.; Murr, L.E. . Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
1991-03-18
Corrosion of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{ital x}} pellets has been studied using magnetic levitation. Pellets compressed at green compaction pressures of 120--200 MPa were exposed to water and air and the levitation heights were measured over a period of more than a month. A model based on diffusion as a rate-controlling step has been proposed. Levitation height normalized with respect to the initial levitation height was used as the modeling parameter. The experiments indicate that the normalized levitation height decreased with time up to a certain level called the saturation leviation, beyond which there is no change in the levitation height. Samples in air degraded faster than samples in water. The initial period of degradation before saturation fits the proposed model well and therefore appears to be diffusion controlled. The saturation levitation shows a dependence on the green compaction pressure. It has been proposed that corrosion (degrading reactions) is due to open porosities which are closed by the reaction products, thus causing a saturation in the levitation height dependent on the porosities.
Quasi-static Model of Magnetically Collimated Jets and Radio Lobes. II. Jet Structure and Stability
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Colgate, Stirling A.; Fowler, T. Kenneth; Li, Hui; Bickford Hooper, E.; McClenaghan, Joseph; Lin, Zhihong
2015-11-01
This is the second in a series of companion papers showing that when an efficient dynamo can be maintained by accretion disks around supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei, it can lead to the formation of a powerful, magnetically driven, and mediated helix that could explain both the observed radio jet/lobe structures and ultimately the enormous power inferred from the observed ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. In the first paper, we showed self-consistently that minimizing viscous dissipation in the disk naturally leads to jets of maximum power with boundary conditions known to yield jets as a low-density, magnetically collimated tower, consistent with observational constraints of wire-like currents at distances far from the black hole. In this paper we show that these magnetic towers remain collimated as they grow in length at nonrelativistic velocities. Differences with relativistic jet models are explained by three-dimensional magnetic structures derived from a detailed examination of stability properties of the tower model, including a broad diffuse pinch with current profiles predicted by a detailed jet solution outside the collimated central column treated as an electric circuit. We justify our model in part by the derived jet dimensions in reasonable agreement with observations. Using these jet properties, we also discuss the implications for relativistic particle acceleration in nonrelativistically moving jets. The appendices justify the low jet densities yielding our results and speculate how to reconcile our nonrelativistic treatment with general relativistic MHD simulations.
Modelling parallel assemblies of porous materials using the equivalent circuit method.
Pieren, Reto; Heutschi, Kurt
2015-02-01
Recently, the accuracy of the parallel transfer matrix method (P-TMM) and the admittance sum method (ASM) in the prediction of the absorption properties of parallel assemblies of materials was investigated [Verdire, Panneton, Elkoun, Dupont, and Leclaire, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 136, EL90-EL95 (2014)]. It was demonstrated that P-TMM is more versatile than ASM, as a larger variety of different backing configurations can be handled. Here it will be shown that the same universality is offered by the equivalent circuit method. PMID:25698040
Fast quantum phase gate in a small-detuning circuit QED model
Wu Chunwang; Han Yang; Li Hongyi; Deng Zhijiao; Chen Pingxing; Li Chengzu
2010-07-15
We propose a theoretical protocol for a quantum phase gate between two transmon qubits capacitively coupled to a superconducting transmission line resonator driven by a strong microwave field. Compared with previous protocols involving a dispersive regime, our protocol works at a small detuning, {Delta}{approx}g, and the nontrivial two-qubit gates can be realized in a short time, {approx}1/g, where g is the qubit-resonator coupling strength. Our analysis shows that the protocol is robust against the main decoherence sources and unavoidable parameter variations. Moreover, our protocol can be implemented using the current experimental design of circuit QED.
Comments on Magnetic Reconnection Models of Canceling Magnetic Features on the Sun
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Litvinenko, Yuri E.
2015-06-01
Data analysis and theoretical arguments support magnetic reconnection in a chromospheric current sheet as the mechanism of the observed photospheric magnetic flux cancellation on the Sun. Flux pile-up reconnection in a Sweet-Parker current sheet can explain the observed properties of canceling mag-netic features, including the speeds of canceling magnetic fragments, the magnetic uxes in the fragments, and the flux cancellation rates, inferred from the data. It is discussed how more realistic chromospheric reconnection models can be developed by relaxing the assumptions of a negligible current sheet curvature and a constant height of the reconnection site above the photosphere.
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Novitskii, N. N.
2013-12-01
This article is devoted to the results of the investigation into the principle of linearization of hydraulic circuits by V.Ya. Khasilev in order to use it in new avenues. The questions of applying this principle to linearize the "nodal" models of flow distribution, the provision of larger universality of the linearization procedure, and the development of new methods of flow distribution are considered for the first time. The description of a new method of secants and a new method of chords as well as the numerical examples illustrating their computational efficiency are presented.
Reynolds, R.L.; Webring, M.; Grauch, V.J.S.; Tuttle, M.
1990-01-01
Magnetic forward models of the Cement oil field, Oklahoma, were generated to assess the possibility that ferrimagnetic pyrrhotite related to hydrocarbon seepage in the upper 1 km of Permian strata contributes to aeromagnetic anomalies at Cement. Six bodies having different magnetizations were constructed for the magnetic models. Total magnetizations of the bodies of highest pyrrhotite content range from about 3 ?? 10-3 to 56 ?? 10-3 A/m in the present field direction and yield magnetic anomalies (at 120 m altitude) having amplitudes of less than 1 nT to ~6 to 7 nT, respectively. Numerous assumptions were made in the generation of the models, but nevertheless, the results suggest that pyrrhotite, formed via hydrocarbon reactions and within a range of concentrations estimated at Cement, is capable of causing magnetic anomalies. -from Authors
Modeling the magnetic disturbance of pulsatile blood flow in a static magnetic field.
Atalla, Ashraf; Nagarkar, Kaustubh; Ashe, Jeff
2014-01-01
Non-invasive continuous monitoring of blood flow may be particularly valuable for early detection of different anomalies such as hypovolemia and internal bleeding. Recent studies have demonstrated the potential clinical benefits of photo-plethysmography in detecting hypovolemia before the onset of cardiovascular decompensation. The magnetic sensing method bears advantages of size, weight, and cost along with less stringent body placement rules. In this work, a detailed three-dimensional mathematical model for the acquisition of the ventricular response using the disturbance created by magnetized blood undergoing a stationary permanent magnet is presented. The proposed model accounts for the different magnetic properties of the blood such as the relaxation time and the magnetic saturation. The blood flow is simulated by means of Navier-Stocks equations with pulsatile inlet pressure. The blood is assumed to be in the deoxygenated state and has a diamagnetic properties. Moreover, a moving mesh technique is implemented in the Finite-Element model to represent the idle and the moving states of the blood which provides the capability to model the magnetized blood as a moving magnet. The simulated magnetic field at different sensor locations is found to be in good agreement with experimental observations from the literature. The presented model can provide basis for understanding the magnetic modulated blood signal as well as the practical constraints that might be encountered in the design of such devices. PMID:25570231
Calculation and Analysis of magnetic gradient tensor components of global magnetic models
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Schiffler, Markus; Queitsch, Matthias; Schneider, Michael; Stolz, Ronny; Krech, Wolfram; Meyer, Hans-Georg; Kukowski, Nina
2014-05-01
Magnetic mapping missions like SWARM and its predecessors, e.g. the CHAMP and MAGSAT programs, offer high resolution Earth's magnetic field data. These datasets are usually combined with magnetic observatory and survey data, and subject to harmonic analysis. The derived spherical harmonic coefficients enable magnetic field modelling using a potential series expansion. Recently, new instruments like the JeSSY STAR Full Tensor Magnetic Gradiometry system equipped with very high sensitive sensors can directly measure the magnetic field gradient tensor components. The full understanding of the quality of the measured data requires the extension of magnetic field models to gradient tensor components. In this study, we focus on the extension of the derivation of the magnetic field out of the potential series magnetic field gradient tensor components and apply the new theoretical framework to the International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) and the High Definition Magnetic Model (HDGM). The gradient tensor component maps for entire Earth's surface produced for the IGRF show low values and smooth variations reflecting the core and mantle contributions whereas those for the HDGM gives a novel tool to unravel crustal structure and deep-situated ore bodies. For example, the Thor Suture and the Sorgenfrei-Thornquist Zone in Europe are delineated by a strong northward gradient. Derived from Eigenvalue decomposition of the magnetic gradient tensor, the scaled magnetic moment, normalized source strength (NSS) and the bearing of the lithospheric sources are presented. The NSS serves as a tool for estimating the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary as well as the depth of plutons and ore bodies. Furthermore changes in magnetization direction parallel to the mid-ocean ridges can be obtained from the scaled magnetic moment and the normalized source strength discriminates the boundaries between the anomalies of major continental provinces like southern Africa or the Eastern European Craton.
Magnetic flux rope versus the spheromak as models for interplanetary magnetic clouds
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Farrugia, C. J.; Osherovich, V. A.; Burlaga, L. F.
1995-01-01
Magnetic clouds form a subset of interplanetary ejecta with well-defined magnetic and thermodynamic properties. Observationally, it is well established that magnetic clouds expand as they propagate antisunward. The aim of this paper is to compare and contrast two models which have been proposed for the global magnetic field line topology of magnetic clouds: a magnetic flux tube geometry, on the one hand, and a spheromak geometry (including possible higher multiples), on the other. Traditionally, the magnetic structure of magnetic clouds has been modeled by force-free configurations. In a first step, we therefore analyze the ability of static force-free models to account for the asymmetries observed in the magnetic field profiles of magnetic clouds. For a cylindrical flux tube the magnetic field remains symmetric about closest approach to the magnetic axis on all spacecraft orbits intersecting it, whereas in a spheromak geometry one can have asymmetries in the magnetic field signatures along some spacecraft trajectories. The duration of typical magnetic cloud encounters at 1 AU (1 to 2 days) is comparable to their travel time from the Sun to 1 AU and thus magnetic clouds should be treated as strongly nonstationary objects. In a second step, therefore, we abandon the static approach and model magnetic clouds as self-similarly evolving MHD configurations. In our theory, the interaction of the expanding magnetic cloud with the ambient plasma is taken into account by a drag force proportional to the density and the velocity of expansion. Solving rigorously the full set of MHD equations, we demonstrate that the asymmetry in the magnetic signature may arise solely as a result of expansion. Using asymptotic solutions of the MHD equations, we least squares fit both theoretical models to interplanetary data. We find that while the central part of the magnetic cloud is adequately described by both models, the 'edges' of the cloud data are modeled better by the magnetic flux tube. Further comparisons of the two models necessarily involve thermodynamic properties, since real magnetic configurations are never exactly force-free and gas pressure plays an essential role. We consider a polytropic gas. Our theoretical analysis shows that the self-similar expansion of a magnetic flux tube requires the polytropic index gamma to be less than unity. For the spheromak, however, self-similar, radially expanding solutions are known only for gamma equal to 4/3. This difference, therefore, yields a good way of distinguishing between the two geometries. It has been shown recently that the polytropic relationship is applicable to magnetic clouds and that the corresponding polytropic index is approximately 0.5. This observational result is consistent with the self-similar model of the magnetic flux rope but is in conflict with the self-similar spheromak model.
Modelling coils system for generating homogeneous magnetic field
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Ogay, V.; Baranov, P.; Stepankova, A.
2014-10-01
Magnetometers are used for measuring the characteristics of magnetic field and magnetic properties of the material. A changeable source of a homogeneous magnetic field is necessary for verification and calibration of magnetometers. Often the Helmholtz coil is used for generating magnetic homogeneous field, but homogeneous field area generated by Helmholtz coils is confined to a small volume in the center of the coils. The paper describes result of modeling a coils system to generate a homogeneous magnetic field with increased volume in comparison to Helmholtz coils.
Full circuit calculation for electromagnetic pulse transmission in a high current facility
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Zou, Wenkang; Guo, Fan; Chen, Lin; Song, Shengyi; Wang, Meng; Xie, Weiping; Deng, Jianjun
2014-11-01
We describe herein for the first time a full circuit model for electromagnetic pulse transmission in the Primary Test Stand (PTS)the first TW class pulsed power driver in China. The PTS is designed to generate 8-10 MA current into a z -pinch load in nearly 90 ns rise time for inertial confinement fusion and other high energy density physics research. The PTS facility has four conical magnetic insulation transmission lines, in which electron current loss exists during the establishment of magnetic insulation. At the same time, equivalent resistance of switches and equivalent inductance of pinch changes with time. However, none of these models are included in a commercially developed circuit code so far. Therefore, in order to characterize the electromagnetic transmission process in the PTS, a full circuit model, in which switch resistance, magnetic insulation transmission line current loss and a time-dependent load can be taken into account, was developed. Circuit topology and an equivalent circuit model of the facility were introduced. Pulse transmission calculation of shot 0057 was demonstrated with the corresponding code FAST (full-circuit analysis and simulation tool) by setting controllable parameters the same as in the experiment. Preliminary full circuit simulation results for electromagnetic pulse transmission to the load are presented. Although divergences exist between calculated and experimentally obtained waveforms before the vacuum section, consistency with load current is satisfactory, especially at the rising edge.