Sample records for radio frequency transmitter

  1. 75. Transmitter building no. 102, view of typical radio frequency ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    75. Transmitter building no. 102, view of typical radio frequency switching group for lower antenna A & B and upper antenna A & B and MIP/MWOC automated interface cabinet. - Clear Air Force Station, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Site II, One mile west of mile marker 293.5 on Parks Highway, 5 miles southwest of Anderson, Anderson, Denali Borough, AK

  2. An FPGA Based All-Digital Transmitter with Radio Frequency Output for Software Defined Radio

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhuan Ye; John Grosspietsch; Gokhan Memik

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents the architecture and implementation of an all-digital transmitter with radio frequency output targeting an FPGA device. FPGA devices have been widely adopted in the applications of digital signal processing (DSP) and digital communication. They are typically well suited for the evolving technology of software defined radios (SDR) due to their reconfigurability and programmability. However, FPGA devices are

  3. Impact of Mobile Transmitter Sources on Radio Frequency Wireless Energy Harvesting

    E-print Network

    Sanyal, Sugata

    1 Impact of Mobile Transmitter Sources on Radio Frequency Wireless Energy Harvesting Antonio Organization, Tata Consultancy Services, India. Abstract--Wireless energy harvesting sensor networks consti battery resource, but are able to re-charge themselves through directed electromagnetic energy transfer

  4. Micro-miniature radio frequency transmitter for communication and tracking applications

    SciTech Connect

    Crutcher, R.I.; Emery, M.S.; Falter, K.G.; Nowlin, C.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Rochelle, J.M.; Clonts, L.G. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Electrical Engineering Dept.

    1996-12-31

    A micro-miniature radio frequency (rf) transmitter has been developed and demonstrated by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The objective of the rf transmitter development was to maximize the transmission distance while drastically shrinking the overall transmitter size, including antenna. Based on analysis and testing, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) with a 16-GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) oscillator and integrated on-chip antenna was designed and fabricated using microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) technology. Details of the development and the results of various field tests will be discussed. The rf transmitter is applicable to covert surveillance and tracking scenarios due to its small size of 2.2 x 2.2 mm, including the antenna. Additionally, the 16-GHz frequency is well above the operational range of consumer-grade radio scanners, providing a degree of protection from unauthorized interception. Variations of the transmitter design have been demonstrated for tracking and tagging beacons, transmission of digital data, and transmission of real-time analog video from a surveillance camera. Preliminary laboratory measurements indicate adaptability to direct-sequence spread-spectrum transmission, providing a low probability of intercept and/or detection. Concepts related to law enforcement applications will be presented.

  5. System efficiency analysis for high power solid state radio frequency transmitter

    SciTech Connect

    Jain, Akhilesh, E-mail: ajain@rrcat.gov.in; Sharma, D. K.; Gupta, A. K.; Lad, M. R.; Hannurkar, P. R. [RF Systems Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013 (India)] [RF Systems Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013 (India); Pathak, S. K. [Electromagnetics and Microwave Engineering, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India)] [Electromagnetics and Microwave Engineering, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India)

    2014-02-15

    This paper examines some important relationships, related with the system efficiency, for very high power, radio frequency solid-state transmitter; incorporating multiple solid-state power amplifier modules, power combiners, dividers, couplers, and control/interlock hardware. In particular, the characterization of such transmitters, at the component as well as the system level, is discussed. The analysis for studying the influence of the amplitude and phase imbalance, on useful performance parameters like system efficiency and power distribution is performed. This analysis is based on a scattering parameter model. This model serves as a template for fine-tuning the results, with the help of a system level simulator. For experimental study, this approach is applied to a recently designed modular and scalable solid-state transmitter, operating at the centre frequency of 505.8?MHz and capable of delivering a continuous power of 75 kW. Such first time presented, system level study and experimental characterization for the real time operation will be useful for the high power solid-state amplifier designs, deployed in particle accelerators.

  6. System efficiency analysis for high power solid state radio frequency transmitter.

    PubMed

    Jain, Akhilesh; Sharma, D K; Gupta, A K; Lad, M R; Hannurkar, P R; Pathak, S K

    2014-02-01

    This paper examines some important relationships, related with the system efficiency, for very high power, radio frequency solid-state transmitter; incorporating multiple solid-state power amplifier modules, power combiners, dividers, couplers, and control/interlock hardware. In particular, the characterization of such transmitters, at the component as well as the system level, is discussed. The analysis for studying the influence of the amplitude and phase imbalance, on useful performance parameters like system efficiency and power distribution is performed. This analysis is based on a scattering parameter model. This model serves as a template for fine-tuning the results, with the help of a system level simulator. For experimental study, this approach is applied to a recently designed modular and scalable solid-state transmitter, operating at the centre frequency of 505.8?MHz and capable of delivering a continuous power of 75 kW. Such first time presented, system level study and experimental characterization for the real time operation will be useful for the high power solid-state amplifier designs, deployed in particle accelerators. PMID:24593383

  7. System efficiency analysis for high power solid state radio frequency transmitter

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jain, Akhilesh; Sharma, D. K.; Gupta, A. K.; Lad, M. R.; Hannurkar, P. R.; Pathak, S. K.

    2014-02-01

    This paper examines some important relationships, related with the system efficiency, for very high power, radio frequency solid-state transmitter; incorporating multiple solid-state power amplifier modules, power combiners, dividers, couplers, and control/interlock hardware. In particular, the characterization of such transmitters, at the component as well as the system level, is discussed. The analysis for studying the influence of the amplitude and phase imbalance, on useful performance parameters like system efficiency and power distribution is performed. This analysis is based on a scattering parameter model. This model serves as a template for fine-tuning the results, with the help of a system level simulator. For experimental study, this approach is applied to a recently designed modular and scalable solid-state transmitter, operating at the centre frequency of 505.8 MHz and capable of delivering a continuous power of 75 kW. Such first time presented, system level study and experimental characterization for the real time operation will be useful for the high power solid-state amplifier designs, deployed in particle accelerators.

  8. SHIELDED-NEEDLE TECHNIQUE FOR SURGICALLY IMPLANTING RADIO-FREQUENCY TRANSMITTERS IN FISH

    EPA Science Inventory

    Protruding whip antenna radio transmitters were implanted in fish with abdominal pelvic fins. This surgical technique enables the transmitter to be positioned anywhere in the peritoneal cavity without piercing vital organs through the use of a shielded needle to guide an antenna ...

  9. Radio frequency detection assembly and method for detecting radio frequencies

    DOEpatents

    Cown, Steven H. (Rigby, ID); Derr, Kurt Warren (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2010-03-16

    A radio frequency detection assembly is described and which includes a radio frequency detector which detects a radio frequency emission produced by a radio frequency emitter from a given location which is remote relative to the radio frequency detector; a location assembly electrically coupled with the radio frequency detector and which is operable to estimate the location of the radio frequency emitter from the radio frequency emission which has been received; and a radio frequency transmitter electrically coupled with the radio frequency detector and the location assembly, and which transmits a radio frequency signal which reports the presence of the radio frequency emitter.

  10. EFFECTS OF EXTERNAL RADIO TRANSMITTERS ON FISH

    EPA Science Inventory

    Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) were studied to determine the effects of externally attached radio transmitter tags. Perch that had been tagged with dummy radio tags were more susceptible to predation and more sensitive to environmental...

  11. EFFECTS OF RADIO TRANSMITTERS ON MIGRATING

    Microsoft Academic Search

    LARKIN A. POWELL; DAVID G. KREMENTZ; JASON D. LANG; MICHAEL J. CONROY

    We quantified the effects of radio transmitters on Wood Thrushes (Hylocichla mustelina) using 4 yr of banding and telemetry data from Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Flight performance models suggest that the 1.6-g transmitter shortens the migratory range of wood thrushes by only 60 km, and the estimated migratory range is adequate to accomplish migration even with limited fat stores.

  12. TAIL-MOUNTED RADIO TRANSMITTERS FOR WATERFOWL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JEAN-FRANCOIS GIROUX; DAVID V. BELL; STEVE PERCIVAL; RON W. SUMMERS

    We successfully tested tail-mounted radio transmitters on Pink-footed Geese (Anser brachyrhynchus), Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis), Brant (Branta bernicla) and Eur- asian Wigeon (Anas penelope). The range of detection of the transmitters was approximately 1 km and some birds were tracked for up to 4 mo. Movements and activity of the birds were not affected by the packages. We conclude that

  13. A radio transmitter attachment technique for soras

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Haramis, G.M.; Kearns, G.D.

    2000-01-01

    We modified a figure-8 leg-loop harness designed for small passerines to attach successfully 1.8-g radio transmitters over the synsacrum of migrant Soras (Porzana carolina). Because of the short caudal region of Soras, addition of a waist loop was critical to securing the transmitter while leg loops were maintained to center the package. Thin gauge (0.6-mm diameter) elastic thread proved ideal for transmitter attachment and allowed for freedom of movement and girth expansion associated with fattening during a 6-10 week stopover. Of 110 Soras radio tagged during three field seasons, only a single mortality was observed and only a single bird lost its transmitter. Migration from the study area was confirmed for 76 (69%) and suspected for another 25 birds (total 92%).

  14. Implanting radio transmitters in wintering canvasbacks

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Olsen, G.H.; Dein, F.J.; Haramis, G.M.; Jorde, D.G.

    1992-01-01

    To conduct telemetry studies of wintering canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) on Chesapeake Bay [Maryland, USA], we needed to devise a suitable method of radio transmitter attachment. We describe as aseptic, intraabdominal surgical technique, using the inhalation anesthetic isoflurane, to implant 20-g radio transmitters in free-ranging canvasbacks. We evaluated the technique over 3 winters (1987-89), when an annual average of 83 female canvasbacks received implant surgery during a 9-day period in mid-December. Of 253 ducks, 248 (98%) were implanted successfully, and 200 (80.65) completed the 70-day study until early March. No mortality or abnormal behavior from surgery was identified post-release.

  15. Implanting radio transmitters in wintering canvasbacks

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Olsen, G.H.; Dein, F.J.; Haramis, G.M.; Jorde, D.G.

    1992-01-01

    To conduct telemetry studies of wintering canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) on Chesapeake Bay, we needed to devise a suitable method of radio transmitter attachment. We describe an aseptic, intra-abdominal surgical technique, using the inhalation anesthetic isoflurane, to implant 20-g radio transmitters in free-ranging canvasbacks. We evaluated the technique over 3 winters (1987-89), when an annual average of 83 female canvasbacks received implant surgery during a 9-day period in mid-December. Of 253 ducks, 248 (98%) were implanted successfully, and 200 (80.6%) completed the 70-day study until early March. No mortality or abnormal behavior from surgery was identified post-release.

  16. Effects of external radio transmitters on fish

    SciTech Connect

    Ross, M.J. (Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis); McCormick, J.H.

    1981-04-01

    Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) were studied to determine the effects of externally attached radio transmitter tags. Perch that had been tagged with dummy radio tags were more susceptible to predation and more sensitive to environmental stress than were controls. Feeding and respiration rates were similar among dummy tagged and control groups of perch over a 6-week period. The feeding rate of dummy tagged largemouth bass was lower than that of untagged fish over a 3,5-week period. On the basis of these studies, we conclude that weights of external transmitters in water should be less than 1.5% of the fish weight. Design considerations should include streamlining components and an anterior attachment wire at the extreme leading edge of an external transmitter to prevent entanglement of the tag in surrounding vegetation.

  17. Effects of implanted radio transmitters with percutaneous antennas on the behavior of Canada Geese

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hupp, J.W.; Ruhl, G.A.; Pearce, J.M.; Mulcahy, D.M.; Tomeo, M.A.

    2003-01-01

    We examined whether surgically-implanted radio transmitters with percutaneous antennas affected behavior of Lesser Canada Geese (Branta canadensis parvipes) in Anchorage, Alaska. We implanted either a 26-g VHF radio transmitter or a larger VHF radio that was the same mass (35 g) and shape as a satellite transmitter in the coelom of adult females captured during molt in 2000. A control group of females was marked with leg bands. We simultaneously observed behavior of radio-marked and control females from 4-62 d following capture. We observed no differences in the proportion of time birds in different treatments allocated among grazing, resting, comfort, walking, and alert behavior. Females in different treatments spent a similar proportion of time in the water. Implantation of radio transmitters did not affect the frequency of agonistic interactions. We conclude that coelomic radio transmitters with percutaneous antennas had minimal effects on the behavior of Canada Geese.

  18. 47 CFR 95.629 - LPRS transmitter frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false LPRS transmitter frequencies. 95.629 Section 95.629 Telecommunication...Standards § 95.629 LPRS transmitter frequencies. (a) LPRS transmitters may operate on any frequency listed in paragraphs...

  19. 47 CFR 95.629 - LPRS transmitter frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false LPRS transmitter frequencies. 95.629 Section 95.629 Telecommunication...Standards § 95.629 LPRS transmitter frequencies. (a) LPRS transmitters may operate on any frequency listed in paragraphs...

  20. 47 CFR 95.629 - LPRS transmitter frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false LPRS transmitter frequencies. 95.629 Section 95.629 Telecommunication...Standards § 95.629 LPRS transmitter frequencies. (a) LPRS transmitters may operate on any frequency listed in paragraphs...

  1. 47 CFR 95.629 - LPRS transmitter frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false LPRS transmitter frequencies. 95.629 Section 95.629 Telecommunication...Standards § 95.629 LPRS transmitter frequencies. (a) LPRS transmitters may operate on any frequency listed in paragraphs...

  2. Radio Frequency Power Load and Associated Method

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Srinivasan, V. Karthik (Inventor); Freestone, Todd M. (Inventor); Sims, William Herbert, III (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    A radio frequency power load and associated method. A radio frequency power load apparatus may include a container with an ionized fluid therein. The apparatus may include one conductor immersed in a fluid and another conductor electrically connected to the container. A radio frequency transmission system may include a radio frequency transmitter, a radio frequency amplifier connected to the transmitter and a radio frequency power load apparatus connected to the amplifier. The apparatus may include a fluid having an ion source therein, one conductor immersed in a fluid, and another conductor electrically connected to the container. A method of dissipating power generated by a radio frequency transmission system may include constructing a waveguide with ionized fluid in a container and connecting the waveguide to an amplifier of the transmission system.

  3. 1. VIEW TO NORTHWEST WITH RADIO CONTROL HOUSE (RIGHT), TRANSMITTER ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. VIEW TO NORTHWEST WITH RADIO CONTROL HOUSE (RIGHT), TRANSMITTER TOWER (CENTER), AND NORTH BREAKWATER LIGHT IN DISTANCE AT LEFT - Frankfort Coast Guard Station, Radio Control House, Second Street at ship channel, Frankfort, Benzie County, MI

  4. Solar radio-transmitters on snail kites in Florida

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Snyder, N.F.R.; Beissinger, S.R.; Fuller, M.R.

    1989-01-01

    The effectiveness and safety of one- and two-stage solar radio-transmitters in tracking the movements and survival of adult and fledgling Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) were evaluated between 1979 and 1983 in southern Florida. Transmitters were attached to birds with back-pack arrangements using teflon ribbon straps. Accessory plastic shields minimized feather coverage of the solar cells. Intact transmitters were seen on birds up to 47 mo after installation. Operating lives ranged from 8 to 21 mo for one-stage, and 10 to 14 mo for two-stage transmitters. Because survival of adult and nestling radio-marked kites was high, we conclude that our transmitter-attachment method had little effect on the birds.

  5. Implanting a Radio Transmitter in a Burmese Python

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Researchers implant a radio transmitter in a 16-foot, 155-pound female Burmese python (Python molurus) at the South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park. Radio-tracking builds understanding of where pythons spend their time and therefore where they can be controlled in practice. Photo c...

  6. Frequency agile OPO-based transmitters for multiwavelength DIAL

    SciTech Connect

    Velsko, S.P.; Ruggiero, A.; Herman, M.

    1996-09-01

    We describe a first generation mid-infrared transmitter with pulse-to- pulse frequency agility and both wide and narrow band capability. This transmitter was used to make multicomponent DIAL measurements in the field.

  7. Frequency-agile OPO-based transmitters for multiwavelength DIAL

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Velsko, Stephan P.; Ruggiero, Anthony J.; Hermann, Mark R.

    1996-11-01

    We describe a first generation mid-infrared transmitter with pulse to pulse frequency agility and both wide and narrow band capability. This transmitter was used to make multicomponent DIAl measurements in the field.

  8. Frequency agile OPO-based transmitters for multiwavelength DIAL

    SciTech Connect

    Velsko, S.P.; Ruggiero, A.; Herman, M.

    1996-09-01

    We describe a first generation mid-infrared transmitter with pulse to pulse frequency agility and both wide and narrow band capability. This transmitter was used to make multicomponent Differential Absorption LIDAR (DIAL) measurements in the field.

  9. Stabilized radio frequency quadrupole

    DOEpatents

    Lancaster, Henry D. (Orinda, CA); Fugitt, Jock A. (Berkeley, CA); Howard, Donald R. (Danville, CA)

    1984-01-01

    A long-vane stabilized radio frequency resonator for accelerating charged particles and including means defining a radio frequency resonator cavity, a plurality of long vanes mounted in the defining means for dividing the cavity into sections, and means interconnecting opposing ones of the plurality of vanes for stabilizing the resonator.

  10. Efficacy of using radio transmitters to monitor least tern chicks

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Whittier, J.B.; Leslie, D.M., Jr.

    2005-01-01

    Little is known about Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) chicks from the time they leave the nest until fledging because they are highly mobile and cryptically colored. We evaluated the efficacy of using radiotelemetry to monitor Interior Least Tern (S. a. athalassos) chicks at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma. In 1999, we attached radio transmitters to 26 Least Tern chicks and tracked them for 2-17 days. No adults abandoned their chicks after transmitters were attached. Transmitters did not appear to alter growth rates of transmittered chicks (P = 0.36) or prevent feather growth, although dermal irritation was observed on one chick. However, without frequent reattachment, transmitters generally did not remain on chicks <1 week old for more than 2 days because of feather growth and transmitter removal, presumably by adult terns. Although the presence of transmitters did not adversely affect Least Tern chicks, future assessments should investigate nonintrusive methods to improve retention of transmitters on young chicks and reduce the number of times that chicks need to be handled.

  11. Fitting a Bird with a Tiny Radio Transmitter

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    A captured bird is fitted with a tiny radio transmitter (designed to fall off after a few weeks) that allows it to be tracked, as well as gather data on the bird’s age, weight, fat load, wing size and shape, and general condition. ...

  12. Oviduct Insertion of Radio Transmitters as a Means of Locating Northern Pike Spawning Habitat

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rodney B. Pierce

    2004-01-01

    I inserted radio transmitters into the oviducts of northern pike Esox lucius in an attempt to find their spawning grounds. Oviduct insertion of miniature radio transmitters was quick and easy. I hoped that transmitters would be expelled with the eggs to aid in identifying critical habitat used for egg deposition. Ten transmitters were implanted in the egg masses of female

  13. Influence of radio transmitters on prairie falcons (Falco mexicanus)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Vekasy, M.S.; Marzluff, J.M.; Kochert, Michael N.; Lehman, Robert N.; Steenhof, Karen

    1996-01-01

    We examined the effects of backpack radio transmitters on Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) reproduction (percentage of occupied territories producing young and number of nestlings produced) over four years. In addition, we observed falcon aeries during brood-rearing to determine attendance at the nest and in the territory, prey delivery rates, and prey composition. We found no effect of radio tagging on Prairie Falcon productivity (nesting success and brood size) among years, although productivity varied significantly among years. The sex of the falcon tagged did not affect productivity. Radio-tagged members of pairs did not differ significantly from un-tagged members of pairs in territory attendance, nest attendance, prey delivery rates, or caching rates. Nestlings raised by radio-tagged parents attained masses similar to those reared by control parents. During low prey years, radio-tagged males brought a greater proportion of small birds and reptiles, and fewer mammals to the nest area than control males.

  14. Radio frequency identification (RFID)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. M. Roberts

    2006-01-01

    First conceived in 1948, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has taken many years for the technology to mature to the point where it is sufficiently affordable and reliable for widespread use. From Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) for article (mainly clothing) security to more sophisticated uses, RFID is seen by some as the inevitable replacement for bar codes. With increasing use comes

  15. SECURING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID)

    E-print Network

    May 2007 SECURING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) SYSTEMS SECURING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) SYSTEMS Karen Scarfone, EditorKaren Scarfone, Editor Computer Security Division of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology RFID is a form of automatic

  16. Close-Up of a Radio Transmitter on an Invasive Burmese Python

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    This close-up is of the radio-transmitter on a 16 1/2-foot python. The snake, being removed from the wild by USGS and NPS personnel, was re-captured in a thicket in Everglades National Park in April 2012. After its first capture, the snake was equipped with a radio-transmitter and an accelerometer a...

  17. Radio frequency coaxial feedthrough

    DOEpatents

    Owens, Thomas L. (Kingston, TN)

    1989-01-17

    An improved radio frequency coaxial transmission line vacuum feed-through provided based on the use of a half-wavelength annular dielectric pressure barrier disk, or multiple disks comprising an effective half wavelength structure to eliminate reflections from the barrier surfaces. Gas-tight seals are formed about the outer and inner diameter surfaces of the barrier disk using a sealing technique which generates radial forces sufficient to form seals by forcing the conductor walls against the surfaces of the barrier disks in a manner which does not deform the radii of the inner and outer conductors, thereby preventing enhancement of the electric field at the barrier faces which limits voltage and power handling capabilities of a feedthrough.

  18. ML radio frequency attenuating connector

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. G. Prewett

    1982-01-01

    In the increasingly harsh radio frequency environment associated with modern aerospace and missile systems, it is essential that safety standards are maintained or improved where electrically initiated explosive devices are involved. The Radio Frequency Attenuating Connector (RFAC) effectively protects igniters from electromagnetic interference both in hand held and installed modes. The RFAC provides a highly reliable pinless connector interface utilizing

  19. Effects of antenna length and material on output power and detection of miniature radio transmitters

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Beeman, J.W.; Bower, N.; Juhnke, S.; Dingmon, L.; Van Den, Tillaart, M.; Thomas, T.

    2007-01-01

    The optimal antenna of transmitters used in small aquatic animals is often a compromise between efficient radio wave propagation and effects on animal behavior. Radio transmission efficiency generally increases with diameter and length of the conductor, but increased antenna length or weight can adversely affect animal behavior. We evaluated the effects of changing antenna length and material on the subsequent tag output power, reception, and detection of tagged fish. In a laboratory, we compared the relative signal strengths in water of 150 MHz transmitters over a range of antenna lengths (from 6 to 30 cm) and materials (one weighing about half of the other). The peak relative signal strengths were at 20 and 22 cm, which are approximately one wavelength underwater at the test frequency. The peak relative signal strengths at these lengths were approximately 50% greater than those of 30 cm antennas, a length commonly used in fisheries research. Few significant differences were present in distances for the operator to hear or the telemetry receiver to decode transmitters from a boat-mounted receiving system based on antenna length, but the percent of tagged fish detected passing a hydroelectric dam fitted with an array of receiving systems was significantly greater at the antenna length with peak output power in laboratory tests. This study indicates careful choice of antenna length and material of small transmitters can be used to reduce weight and possible antenna effects on animal behavior, to maximize tag output power and detection, or to balance these factors based on the needs of the application. ?? 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

  20. Low-frequency radio navigation system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wallis, D. E. (inventor)

    1983-01-01

    A method of continuous wave navigation using four transmitters operating at sufficiently low frequencies to assure essentially pure groundwave operation is described. The transmitters are keyed to transmit constant bursts (1/4 sec) in a time-multiplexed pattern with phase modulation of at least one transmitter for identification of the transmitters and with the ability to identify the absolute phase of the modulated transmitter and the ability to modulate low rate data for transmission. The transmitters are optimally positioned to provide groundwave coverage over a service region of about 50 by 50 km for the frequencies selected in the range of 200 to 500 kHz, but their locations are not critical because of the beneficial effect of overdetermination of position of a receiver made possible by the fourth transmitter. Four frequencies are used, at least two of which are selected to provide optimal resolution. All transmitters are synchronized to an average phase as received by a monitor receiver.

  1. Radio Frequency Identification

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Leske, Cavin.

    A wealth of information about RFID is available at this site (1), ranging from background material to case studies. A discussion highlighting the myriad of uses for RFID is included. Transponder News (2) offers several articles that explore the technology in greater detail. Two in particular look at current and future trends, while others are editorial essays and technical notes. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (3) is involved in the development of advanced tags for RFID systems. The project's homepage outlines current research efforts for three different types of radio frequency tags, which are being designed for varying degrees of sophistication and functionality. While RFID technology can be very useful, the fact that information about items is collected remotely raises concerns about privacy and security. This issue is addressed in a research paper from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (4). The authors review current RFID systems and their operation, and then propose a number of security mechanisms that could reduce the risk associated with their use. A paper presented at the 2002 European Wireless Conference (5) compares the performance of RFID systems that use ultra-high frequency (UHF) communications to those that use microwave communications. It is argued that although microwave-based devices, such as Bluetooth, are suitable for worldwide operation, systems that communicate in the UHF range have greater range and less interference. The introduction of RFID smart tags in goods is discussed in this article (6). Now that these tags are cheap enough to be attached to thousands of items, stores will be able to track goods as they are transferred from storehouses to retail shelves, thereby minimizing the possibility of loss or theft. RFID technology has found another use in the war with Iraq. An article from May 20, 2003 (7) describes wristbands embedded with an RFID chip. The status and position of a wounded soldier who is wearing such a wristband can be monitored while he or she is recovering at a medical facility. For additional updates on the development of RFID technology, RFID News (8) maintains current news about emerging standards, innovative applications, and general issues.

  2. Frequency Allocation; The Radio Spectrum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigns segments of the radio spectrum to categories of users, and specific frequencies within each segment to individual users. Since demand for channel space exceeds supply, the process is complex. The radio spectrum can be compared to a long ruler: the portion from 10-540 kiloHertz has been set aside…

  3. Removal of nestling radio-transmitters by adult Sprague’s Pipit ( Anthus spragueii )

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ryan J. FisherKimberly; Kimberly M. Dohms; Stephen K. Davis

    2010-01-01

    Fledgling birds are notoriously difficult to find and capture because of their cryptic behavior. As a result, researchers\\u000a usually affix transmitters to nestlings to study aspects of post-fledging ecology. However, parents may attempt to remove\\u000a nestling transmitters, which could negatively impact nestlings. We attached radio-transmitters to 95 Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) nestlings using a modified Rappole and Tipton leg harness.

  4. Loss from harlequin ducks of abdominally implanted radio transmitters equipped with percutaneous antennas

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mulcahy, D.M.; Esler, Daniel; Stoskopf, M.K.

    1999-01-01

    We documented extrusion and loss of abdominally implanted radio transmitters with percutaneous antennas from adult female Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus). Birds were captured during wing molt (late August to mid-September) in 1995-1997. Of 44 Harlequin Ducks implanted with radios and recaptured, 7 (16%) had lost their transmitters and 5 (11%) had radios in the process of extruding. Most (11 of 12) extrusions and losses occurred in birds implanted with radios in 1996 and recaptured in 1997. We suggest that transmitter extrusions and losses were due largely to changes in transmitter design made between 1095 and 1996. Transmitters implanted in 1996 were cylindrical rather than spherical, had a flat end with an abrupt edge, and the lower portion of the antenna was reinforced. Radio losses occurred after the 7-mo monitoring period and caused no apparent harm to the birds. Investigators using implanted radios with percutaneous antennas for long-term projects should be aware of the potential for radio extrusion and should minimize the problem by using transmitters that have no sharp edges and that are wide, rather than narrow.

  5. An experimental performance evaluation of a novel radio-transmitter identification system under diverse environmental conditions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. H. Tekbas; N. Serinken; O. Ureten

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, the effects of environmental conditions on a radio-transmitter identification system are investigated. Transmissions from 10 commercial VHF FM transmitters operating under varying environmental conditions are analyzed using an experimental setup. It is observed that a change in environmental conditions such as battery voltage or ambient temperature causes the feature vectors to spread over the feature space, resulting

  6. 'Soft' harness for external attachment of large radio transmitters to northern pike (Esox lucius)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Herke, S.W.; Moring, J.R.

    1999-01-01

    We developed a 'soft' harness for dorsally attaching large, external radio transmitters to northern pike (Esox lucius). The key harness component was a soft, flexible, thick-walled tubing that prevented tissue abrasion by the attachment lines which passed through the tubing. Six field-tagged fish (1.5-7.5 kg) were monitored for 45-115 days before tracking was terminated. Tracking patterns of fish indicated no apparent effect of these large, external transmitters on movement behavior; further, the transmitters did not appear to entangle the fish in vegetation. One fish with its transmitter still secure was recaptured after 54 days, and there was minimal tissue erosion under the transmitter. With minor improvements for the attachment lines and the transmitter saddle, the method is suitable for externally attaching large telemetry transmitters to fish.

  7. Linearized transmitters: an enabling technology for software defined radio

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. B. Kenington

    2002-01-01

    Power amplifier and transmitter linearization techniques are now a mature technology, with feedforward systems installed in many US base station sites for both TDMA and CDMA systems. Similarly, transmitter linearization techniques, such as Cartesian loop and predistortion, have been employed in mobile and portable equipment, and these have enabled a number of systems (e.g., iDEN in the United States and

  8. 47 CFR 95.628 - MedRadio transmitters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...i) For a transmitter intended to be implanted in a human body, radiated emissions and EIRP measurements for transmissions...may be made in accordance with a Commission-approved human body simulator and test technique. A formula for a...

  9. Technique for Predicting the Radio Frequency Field Strength Inside an Enclosure

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hallett, Michael P.; Reddell, Jerry P.

    1997-01-01

    This technical memo represents a simple analytical technique for predicting the Radio Frequency (RF) field inside an enclosed volume in which radio frequency occurs. The technique was developed to predict the RF field strength within a launch vehicle fairing in which some payloads desire to launch with their telemetry transmitter radiating. This technique considers both the launch vehicle and the payload aspects.

  10. ML radio frequency attenuating connector

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Prewett, M. G.

    In the increasingly harsh radio frequency environment associated with modern aerospace and missile systems, it is essential that safety standards are maintained or improved where electrically initiated explosive devices are involved. The Radio Frequency Attenuating Connector (RFAC) effectively protects igniters from electromagnetic interference both in hand held and installed modes. The RFAC provides a highly reliable pinless connector interface utilizing inductive coupling techniques and eliminates the need to use high-power bridgewires typically driven from a 28V dc aircraft or missile power bus. The conventional triggering circuits and data bussing can be replaced in the RFAC by fiber optics.

  11. Effects of radio transmitters on the behavior of Red-headed Woodpeckers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Vukovich; John C. Kilgo

    2009-01-01

    ABSTRACT. Previous studies have revealed that radio-transmitters may affect bird behaviors, including feeding rates, foraging behavior, vigilance, and preening behavior. In addition, depending on the method of attachment,;\\u000atransmitters can potentially affect the ability of cavity-nesting birds to use cavities. Our objective was to evaluate effects of transmitters on the behavior of and use of cavities byRed-headedWoodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus). Using

  12. A Polyphase Multipath Technique for Software-Defined Radio Transmitters

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rameswor Shrestha; Eric A. M. Klumperink; Eisse Mensink; Gerard J. M. Wienk; Bram Nauta

    2006-01-01

    Transmitter circuits using large signal swings and hard-switched mixers are power-efficient, but also produce unwanted harmonics and sidebands, which are commonly removed using dedicated filters. This paper presents a polyphase multipath technique to relax or eliminate filters by canceling a multitude of harmonics and sidebands. Using this technique, a wideband and flexible power upconverter with a clean output spectrum is

  13. Flying radio frequency undulator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kuzikov, S. V.; Savilov, A. V.; Vikharev, A. A.

    2014-07-01

    A concept for the room-temperature rf undulator, designed to produce coherent X-ray radiation by means of a relatively low-energy electron beam and pulsed mm-wavelength radiation, is proposed. The "flying" undulator is a high-power short rf pulse co-propagating together with a relativistic electron bunch in a helically corrugated waveguide. The electrons wiggle in the rf field of the -1st spatial harmonic with the phase velocity directed in the opposite direction in respect to the bunch velocity, so that particles can irradiate high-frequency Compton's photons. A high group velocity (close to the speed of light) ensures long cooperative motion of the particles and the co-propagating rf pulse.

  14. Flying radio frequency undulator

    SciTech Connect

    Kuzikov, S. V.; Vikharev, A. A. [Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Ulyanov St., Nizhny Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation); Savilov, A. V. [Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Ulyanov St., Nizhny Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation); Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation)

    2014-07-21

    A concept for the room-temperature rf undulator, designed to produce coherent X-ray radiation by means of a relatively low-energy electron beam and pulsed mm-wavelength radiation, is proposed. The “flying” undulator is a high-power short rf pulse co-propagating together with a relativistic electron bunch in a helically corrugated waveguide. The electrons wiggle in the rf field of the ?1st spatial harmonic with the phase velocity directed in the opposite direction in respect to the bunch velocity, so that particles can irradiate high-frequency Compton's photons. A high group velocity (close to the speed of light) ensures long cooperative motion of the particles and the co-propagating rf pulse.

  15. Effects of radio transmitters on the behavior of Red-headed Woodpeckers.

    SciTech Connect

    Vukovich, Mark; Kilgo, John, C.

    2009-05-01

    ABSTRACT. Previous studies have revealed that radio-transmitters may affect bird behaviors, including feeding rates, foraging behavior, vigilance, and preening behavior. In addition, depending on the method of attachment, transmitters can potentially affect the ability of cavity-nesting birds to use cavities. Our objective was to evaluate effects of transmitters on the behavior of and use of cavities byRed-headedWoodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus). Using backpack harnesses, we attached 2.1-g transmitter packages that averaged 3.1% of body weight (range = 2.5–3.6%) to Red-headed Woodpeckers. We observed both radio-tagged (N = 23) and nonradio-tagged (N = 28) woodpeckers and determined the percentage of time spent engaged in each of five behaviors: flight, foraging, perching, preening, and territorial behavior. We found no difference between the two groups in the percentage of time engaged in each behavior. In addition, we found that transmitters had no apparent effect on use of cavities for roosting by radio-tagged woodpeckers (N = 25).We conclude that backpack transmitters weighing less than 3.6% of body weight had no impact on either their behavior or their ability to use cavities.

  16. Magnetic-azimuth dependence of D-layer radio reflectivity, using lightning sferics as radio transmitters

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jacobson, A. R.; Shao, X.; Holzworth, R. H.; Lay, E. H.

    2011-12-01

    The Very Low Frequency (3-30 kHz) and Low-Frequency (30-300 kHz) radiation from lightning strokes provides a convenient intense source for studying radio propagation in the ionospheric D-region [Cheng and Cummer, 2005; Cheng et al., 2006; Cheng et al., 2007; Cummer et al., 1998; Jacobson et al., 2010; Shao and Jacobson, 2009]. In this poster we present a new study of the magnetic-azimuth dependence of D-layer radio reflectivity at relatively short ranges (r < 1000 km). This range regime is poorly adapted to a waveguide approach but is well treated by our discrete-reflection approach [Jacobson et al., 2009]. We use cloud-to-ground strokes, which are ~100X more numerous than the Narrow Bipolar Pulse sferics to which our method had previously been confined. Cheng, Z., and S. A. Cummer (2005), Broadband VLF measurements of lightning-induced ionospheric perturbations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L08804, doi:08810.01029/02004GL022187. Cheng, Z., S. A. Cummer, D. N. Baker, and S. G. Kanekal (2006), Nighttime D region electron density profiles and variabilities inferred from broadband measurements using VLF radio emissions from lightning, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A05302, doi:05310.01029/02005JA011308. Cheng, Z., S. A. Cummer, H.-T. Su, and R.-R. Hsu (2007), Broadband very low frequency measurement of D region ionospheric perturbations caused by lightning electromagnetic pulses, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06318. Cummer, S. A., U. S. Inan, and T. F. Bell (1998), Ionospheric D region remote sensing using VLF radio atmospherics, Radio Sci., 33, 1781-1792. Jacobson, A. R., X. Shao, and R. H. Holzworth (2009), Full-wave reflection of lightning long-wave radio pulses from the ionospheric D-region: Numerical model, J. Geophys. Res.- Space, 114, A03303, doi:03310.01029/02008JA013642. Jacobson, A. R., R. Holzworth, and X.-M. Shao (2010), Full-wave reflection of lightning long-wave radio pulses from the ionospheric D-region: Comparison with midday observations of broadband lightning signals, J. Geophys. Res. -Space, 115, A00E27, doi:10.1029/2009JA014540. Shao, X.-M., and A. R. Jacobson (2009), Model simulation of Very-Low-Frequency and Low-Frequency lightning signal propagation over intermediate ranges, IEEE Trans. Electromag. Compat., 51(3), 519-525.

  17. Superconducting Radio-Frequency Cavities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Padamsee, Hasan S.

    2014-10-01

    Superconducting cavities have been operating routinely in a variety of accelerators with a range of demanding applications. With the success of completed projects, niobium cavities have become an enabling technology, offering upgrade paths for existing facilities and pushing frontier accelerators for nuclear physics, high-energy physics, materials science, and the life sciences. With continued progress in basic understanding of radio-frequency superconductivity, the performance of cavities has steadily improved to approach theoretical capabilities.

  18. 47 CFR 95.628 - MedRadio transmitters.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...channel. The MedRadio communications session may continue as long as any silent period between consecutive data transmission bursts does not exceed 5 seconds. If a channel meeting the criteria in paragraph (a)(3) of this section is unavailable,...

  19. Application of a modified harness design for attachment of radio transmitters to shorebirds

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sanzenbacher, Peter; Haig, Susan M.; Oring, L.W.

    2000-01-01

    Radio transmitter attachment methodology is important to the design of radio telemetry studies. In 1998, we attached 5 transmitters to a captive population of Western Sandpipers(Calidris mauri) and 7 transmitters to wild Killdeer (Charadriusv ociferus) using a modified version of the Rappolea nd Tipton (1991) figure-8 leg-loop harness. Captive birds fitted with harnesses did not exhibit quantifiable differences in behavior relative to control birds. Based on initial success in using the leg-loop harnesses, we used harnesses to attach transmitters in the wild to 30 Killdeer and 49 Dunlin (Calidris alpina) during the winters of 1998-1999 and 1999-2000. This was part of a study on movements of wintering shorebirds in the Willamette Valley of Oregon,USA. Wild birds showed no adverse effects of the harnesses.Thus, the described harness is a practical method for attachment of transmitters to shorebirds. Advantages of this harness method include a reduction in handling time at capture, elimination of the need to clip feathers for attachment, and increased transmitter retention time.

  20. Complication associated with abdominal surgical implantation of a radio transmitter in an American badger (Taxidea taxus).

    PubMed

    Quinn, Jessica H; Gaffney, Patricia M; Gilardi, Kirsten; Murray, Michael; Jessup, David A; Johnson, Christine K

    2010-03-01

    Radio telemetry has greatly advanced the understanding of wild animal ecology. Telemetry studies must ensure that placement of transmitters does not influence the health and behavior of study animals. Here, 10 American badgers (Taxidea taxus) were implanted with beeswax-coated abdominal radio transmitters under general anesthesia and tracked for an average of 14 mo. Behavior and movements of all badgers indicated successful short-term recovery from implantation; however, three mortalities were observed between 5 mo and 15 mo after capture. Cause of death could not be determined for two badgers due to decomposition of the carcasses. A third badger that was recovered in good postmortem condition died from sepsis secondary to a transmitter-related omental torsion. This study indicates that there is some risk associated with abdominally implanted radio transmitters in badgers. Future studies involving implanted transmitters in mammals should focus on identifying safe and effective telemetry devices that do not affect the health of study animals. American badger, omental adhesion, peritoneal implant, telemetry, Taxidea taxus. PMID:20722276

  1. Effects of antenna length and material on output power and detection of miniature radio transmitters

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John W. Beeman; Neil Bower; Steve Juhnke; Laura Dingmon; Mike van den Tillaart; Tom Thomas

    The optimal antenna of transmitters used in small aquatic animals is often a compromise between efficient radio wave propagation\\u000a and effects on animal behavior. Radio transmission efficiency generally increases with diameter and length of the conductor,\\u000a but increased antenna length or weight can adversely affect animal behavior. We evaluated the effects of changing antenna\\u000a length and material on the subsequent

  2. Effects of antenna length and material on output power and detection of miniature radio transmitters

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John W. Beeman; Neil Bower; Steve Juhnke; Laura Dingmon; Mike van den Tillaart; Tom Thomas

    2007-01-01

    The optimal antenna of transmitters used in small aquatic animals is often a compromise between efficient radio wave propagation\\u000a and effects on animal behavior. Radio transmission efficiency generally increases with diameter and length of the conductor,\\u000a but increased antenna length or weight can adversely affect animal behavior. We evaluated the effects of changing antenna\\u000a length and material on the subsequent

  3. An Outphasing Power Amplifier for a Software-Defined Radio Transmitter

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Moloudi; K. Takinami; M. Youssef; M. Mikhemar; A. Abidi

    2008-01-01

    A software-defined radio (SDR) transmitter needs a universal modulator and power amplifier to support any modulation in any band. There is a simple solution, namely, a Cartesian I-Q upconverter followed by a linear power amplifier, but for complex modulations its power conversion efficiency is often under 10%. Therefore, the search continues for a more efficient solution. One possibility is to

  4. Low Radio Frequency Picosatellite Missions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Dayton L.

    2014-06-01

    The dramatic advances in cubesat and other picosatellite capabilities are opening the door for scientifically important observations at low radio frequencies. Because simple antennas are effective at low frequencies, and receiver technology allows low mass and low power instruments, these observations are an ideal match for very small spacecraft. A workshop on cubesat missions for low frequency radio astronomy was held at the Kiss Institute for Space Sciences, Caltech, to explore mission concepts involving one up to hundreds of picosatellites. One result from this workshop was that there are opportunities for viable missions throughout this large range. For example, the sky-integrated spectral signature of highly redshifted neutral hydrogen from the dark ages and cosmic dawn epochs can be measured by a single antenna on a single spacecraft. There are challenging issues of calibration, foreground removal, and RF interference that need to be solved, but the basic concept is appealingly simple. At the other extreme, imaging of angular structure in the high-redshift hydrogen signal will require an interferometer array with a very large number of antennas. In this case the primary requirement is a sufficiently low individual spacecraft mass that hundreds can be launched affordably. The technical challenges for large arrays are long-term relative station keeping and high downlink data rates. Missions using several to a few tens of picosatellites can image and track bright sources such as solar and planetary radio bursts, and will provide essential validation of technologies needed for much larger arrays.This work has been carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  5. Nonlethal gill biopsy does not affect juvenile chinook salmon implanted with radio transmitters

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Martinelli-Liedtke, T. L.; Shively, R.S.; Holmberg, G.S.; Sheer, M.B.; Schrock, R.M.

    1999-01-01

    Using gastric and surgical transmitter implantation, we compared radio-tagged juvenile chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (T(O)) with tagged fish also having a gill biopsy (T(B)) to determine biopsy effects on fish implanted with radio transmitters. We found no evidence during the 21-d period to suggest that a gill biopsy reduced survival, growth, or gross condition of the tagged-biopsy group, regardless of transmitter implantation technique. We recorded 100% survival of all treatment groups. Relative growth rates of T(O) and T(B) fish did not differ significantly. Leukocrit and lysozyme levels were not significantly different among groups, suggesting that no signs of infection were present. Our findings suggest that small chinook salmon can tolerate the combination of transmitter implantation and gill biopsy without compromising condition relative to fish receiving only the transmitter. We believe a gill biopsy can be used in field telemetry studies, especially when physiological data are needed in addition to behavioral data.

  6. Topic in Depth - Radio Frequency Identification

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology allows nearly anything to be tracked without human intervention, using transceiver tags and an electronic reader with radio communication. It is often used in inventory management, theft prevention, and vehicle identification.

  7. Monochromatic radio frequency accelerating cavity

    DOEpatents

    Giordano, Salvatore (Port Jefferson, NY)

    1985-01-01

    A radio frequency resonant cavity having a fundamental resonant frequency and characterized by being free of spurious modes. A plurality of spaced electrically conductive bars are arranged in a generally cylindrical array within the cavity to define a chamber between the bars and an outer solid cylindrically shaped wall of the cavity. A first and second plurality of mode perturbing rods are mounted in two groups at determined random locations to extend radially and axially into the cavity thereby to perturb spurious modes and cause their fields to extend through passageways between the bars and into the chamber. At least one body of lossy material is disposed within the chamber to damp all spurious modes that do extend into the chamber thereby enabling the cavity to operate free of undesired spurious modes.

  8. Monochromatic radio frequency accelerating cavity

    DOEpatents

    Giordano, S.

    1984-02-09

    A radio frequency resonant cavity having a fundamental resonant frequency and characterized by being free of spurious modes. A plurality of spaced electrically conductive bars are arranged in a generally cylindrical array within the cavity to define a chamber between the bars and an outer solid cylindrically shaped wall of the cavity. A first and second plurality of mode perturbing rods are mounted in two groups at determined random locations to extend radially and axially into the cavity thereby to perturb spurious modes and cause their fields to extend through passageways between the bars and into the chamber. At least one body of lossy material is disposed within the chamber to damp all spurious modes that do extend into the chamber thereby enabling the cavity to operate free of undesired spurious modes.

  9. Coping with Radio Frequency Interference

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lewis, B. M.

    2009-01-01

    The radio spectrum is a finite resource, on which humanity makes many demands. And pressure on it is ever increasing with the development of new technology and ideas for radio services. After all, we all benefit from wifi and cell phones. Radio astronomers have a small percentage of the spectrum allocated to them at octave intervals in the metre-centimetre bands, and at important frequencies, such as that of the 21cm line of HI. Signals from other services, as well as from our own poorly-engineered equipment, sometimes contaminate our bands: these signals constitute RFI. These may totally obliterate the astronomical signal, or, in the case of CLOUDSAT, may be capable of completely destroying a receiver, which introduces us to the new possibility of 'destructive interference'. A geo-stationary satellite can block access to a piece of sky from one site. Good equipment design eliminates self-inflicted interference, while physical separation often provides adequate practical mitigation at many frequencies. However, new observatories end up being located in the West Australian desert or Antarctica. In future they may be on the back side of the Moon. But there is no Earth-bound protection via physical separation against satellite signals. Some mitigation can be achieved by frequent data dumps and the excision of RFI, or by real-time detection and blanking of the receiver, or by more sophisticated algoriths. Astronomers of necessity aim to achieve mitigation via coordination, at the local level, and by participating in spectrum management at the national and international levels. This involves them spending a lot of time in Geneva at the International Telegraphic Union protecting their access to spectrum, and access to clean spectrum from the L3 point and the far side of the Moon.

  10. 47 CFR 80.209 - Transmitter frequency tolerances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... For narrow-band direct printing and data emissions 10 Hz. 2 For digital selective calling emissions 10 Hz. For Morse telegraphy emissions 10. For all other emissions 15 Hz. (ii) Ship stations: For transmitters with...

  11. 47 CFR 80.209 - Transmitter frequency tolerances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... For narrow-band direct printing and data emissions 10 Hz. 2 For digital selective calling emissions 10 Hz. For Morse telegraphy emissions 10. For all other emissions 15 Hz. (ii) Ship stations: For transmitters with...

  12. 47 CFR 80.209 - Transmitter frequency tolerances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... For narrow-band direct printing and data emissions 10 Hz. 2 For digital selective calling emissions 10 Hz. For Morse telegraphy emissions 10. For all other emissions 15 Hz. (ii) Ship stations: For transmitters with...

  13. 47 CFR 80.209 - Transmitter frequency tolerances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... For narrow-band direct printing and data emissions 10 Hz. 2 For digital selective calling emissions 10 Hz. For Morse telegraphy emissions 10. For all other emissions 15 Hz. (ii) Ship stations: For transmitters with...

  14. A radio frequency coaxial feedthrough

    DOEpatents

    Owens, T.L.

    1987-12-07

    An improved radio frequency coaxial transmission line vacuum feedthrough is provided based on the use of a half-wavelength annular dielectric pressure barrier disk, or multiple disks comprising an effective half wavelength structure to eliminate reflection from the barrier surfaces. Gas-tight seals are formed about the outer and inner diameter surfaces of the barrier disk using a sealing technique which generates radial forces sufficient to form seals by forcing the conductor walls against the surfaces of the barrier disks in a manner which does not deform the radii of the inner and outer conductors, thereby preventing enhancement of the electric field at the barrier faces which limits the voltage and power handling capabilities of a feedthrough.

  15. Radio Frequency Fragment Separator at NSCL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Bazin; V. Andreev; A. Becerril; M. Doléans; P. F. Mantica; J. Ottarson; H. Schatz; J. B. Stoker; J. Vincent

    2009-01-01

    A new device has been designed and built at NSCL which provides additional filtering of radioactive beams produced via projectile fragmentation. The Radio Frequency Fragment Separator (RFFS) uses the time micro structure of the beams accelerated by the cyclotrons to deflect particles according to their time-of-flight, in effect producing a phase filtering. The transverse RF (Radio Frequency) electric field of

  16. Frequency stability considerations in the design of battery-powered VHF transmitters

    E-print Network

    Klughart, Kevin Mark

    1992-01-01

    FREQUENCY STABILITY CONSIDERATIONS IN THE DESIGN OF BATTERY ? POWERED VHF TRANSMITTERS A Thesis by KEVIN MARK KLUGHART Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas Ag:M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering FREQUENCY STABILITY CONSIDERATIONS IN THE DESIGN OF BATTERY ? POWERED VHF TRANSMITTERS A Thesis by KEVIN ~ KLUGHART Approved as to style and content by: gar Sanchez...

  17. Introduction to special section on Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy

    E-print Network

    Ellingson, Steven W.

    Introduction to special section on Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy presented at the Workshop on the Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy (RFI2004), Introduction to special section on Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy, Radio Sci

  18. Integrally formed radio frequency quadrupole

    DOEpatents

    Abbott, Steven R. (Concord, CA)

    1989-01-01

    An improved radio frequency quadrupole (10) is provided having an elongate housing (11) with an elongate central axis (12) and top, bottom and two side walls (13a-d) symmetrically disposed about the axis, and vanes (14a-d) formed integrally with the walls (13a-d), the vanes (14a-d) each having a cross-section at right angles to the central axis (12) which tapers inwardly toward the axis to form electrode tips (15a-d) spaced from each other by predetermined distances. Each of the four walls (13a-d), and the vanes (14a-d) integral therewith, is a separate structural element having a central lengthwise plane (16) passing through the tip of the vane, the walls (13a-d) having flat mounting surfaces (17, 18) at right angles to and parallel to the control plane (16), respectively, which are butted together to position the walls and vane tips relative to each other.

  19. 47 CFR 2.815 - External radio frequency power amplifiers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers. 2.815...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.815...

  20. 47 CFR 2.815 - External radio frequency power amplifiers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers. 2.815...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.815...

  1. 47 CFR 2.815 - External radio frequency power amplifiers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers. 2.815...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.815...

  2. 48 CFR 252.211-7006 - Passive Radio Frequency Identification.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Passive Radio Frequency Identification. 252.211-7006...And Clauses 252.211-7006 Passive Radio Frequency Identification. As prescribed... , use the following clause: Passive Radio Frequency Identification (SEP 2011)...

  3. 47 CFR 2.815 - External radio frequency power amplifiers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers. 2.815...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.815...

  4. 47 CFR 2.815 - External radio frequency power amplifiers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers. 2.815...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.815...

  5. High power radio frequency attenuation device

    DOEpatents

    Kerns, Quentin A. (Bloomingdale, IL); Miller, Harold W. (Winfield, IL)

    1984-01-01

    A resistor device for attenuating radio frequency power includes a radio frequency conductor connected to a series of fins formed of high relative magnetic permeability material. The fins are dimensional to accommodate the skin depth of the current conduction therethrough, as well as an inner heat conducting portion where current does not travel. Thermal connections for air or water cooling are provided for the inner heat conducting portions of each fin. Also disclosed is a resistor device to selectively alternate unwanted radio frequency energy in a resonant cavity.

  6. Multi-mode radio frequency device

    DOEpatents

    Gilbert, Ronald W. (Morgan Hill, CA); Carrender, Curtis Lee (Morgan Hill, CA); Anderson, Gordon A. (Benton City, WA); Steele, Kerry D. (Kennewick, WA)

    2007-02-13

    A transponder device having multiple modes of operation, such as an active mode and a passive mode, wherein the modes of operation are selected in response to the strength of a received radio frequency signal. A communication system is also provided having a transceiver configured to transmit a radio frequency signal and to receive a responsive signal, and a transponder configured to operate in a plurality of modes and to activate modes of operation in response to the radio frequency signal. Ideally, each mode of operation is activated and deactivated independent of the other modes, although two or more modes may be concurrently operational.

  7. Radio Frequency Identification Based Library Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anshul Ahuja Priyanka Grover

    2010-01-01

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a term that is used to describe a system that transfers the identity of an object or person wirelessly, using radio waves. It falls under the category of automatic identification technologies. This paper proposes RFID Based Library Management System that would allow fast transaction flow and will make easy to handle the issue and return

  8. Improved fire resistant radio frequency anechoic materials

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Robinson, D. A.

    1969-01-01

    Protective, flameproof foam covering improves the resistance to fire and surface contamination of low-cost radio frequency absorbing and shielding anechoic materials. This promotes safety of operating personnel and equipment being tested in an otherwise combustible anechoic chamber.

  9. Security approaches for Radio Frequency Identification systems

    E-print Network

    Foley, Joseph Timothy, 1976-

    2007-01-01

    In this thesis, I explore the challenges related to the security of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) class of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and associated data. RFID systems can be used to improve supply chain ...

  10. Radio Frequency Identification : regulating information privacy protection

    E-print Network

    Laufer, Deanna (Deanna Raquel)

    2007-01-01

    As applications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) become more profuse, the technology itself is stirring up some controversy. Due to its potential for amassing large amounts of information about both people and ...

  11. Monitoring Radio Frequency Interference: The Quiet Skies Project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rapp, S.; Gear, C.; Maddalena, R. J.; Heatherly, S. A.

    2004-12-01

    The Quiet Skies Project is a result of the Research Experience for Teacher (RET) program during the summer of 2004. Teachers were involved in discovering the relationship between radio frequency interference (RFI) and radio astronomy observations. S. Rapp participated in astronomy observations with the Green Bank Telescope in order to characterize RFI issues at radio observatories and worked closely with the Green Bank Interference Protection Group. This work included such tasks as mitigation of locally-generated RFI from power poles and running radiation propagation studies for transmitters within the National Radio Quiet Zone. A curriculum was created to allow high school students to participate in a research effort to determine RFI levels in their communities. The aim of the project is to promote student awareness of radio astronomy and radio frequency interference through an inquiry-based science curriculum. It is hoped that the project will go national by 2007. A prototype RFI detector was created and tested at four wavelengths; 850, 900, 1425, and 1675 MHz. High school students used a beta version of the RFI detector to explore the occurrence of RFI at their schools and in their communities. The student goals of the Quiet Skies Project are to: Measure interference levels at their schools and in their communities; Reduce and transmit their data to an NRAO data base; Use online spectrum allocation data, and local information to determine possible causes of interference in their area; Analyze the complex trade-offs between radio astronomy's need for quiet skies, and other commercial, and non-commercial uses of the spectrum and share their insights with others. This work was funded by the NSF-RET program and a grant from the NASA-IDEAS program

  12. 47 CFR 80.209 - Transmitter frequency tolerances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...6 . (b) When pulse modulation is used in land and ship radar stations operating in the bands above 2.4 GHz the frequency...in the maritime radiodetermination service, other than ship radar stations, the authorized frequency tolerance will be...

  13. Carbon nanotube composite optoacoustic transmitters for strong and high frequency ultrasound generation.

    PubMed

    Won Baac, Hyoung; Ok, Jong G; Park, Hui Joon; Ling, Tao; Chen, Sung-Liang; Hart, A John; Guo, L Jay

    2010-12-01

    We demonstrate carbon nanotube (CNT) composite-based optoacoustic transmitters that generate strong and high frequency ultrasound. The composite consists of CNTs grown on a substrate, which are embedded in elastomeric polymer used as an acoustic transfer medium. Under pulsed laser excitation, the composite generates very strong optoacoustic pressure: 18 times stronger than a Cr film reference and five times stronger than a gold nanoparticle composite with the same polymer. This enhancement persists over a broadband frequency range of up to 120 MHz and is confirmed by calculation. We suggest the CNT-polymer composites as highly efficient optoacoustic transmitters for high resolution ultrasound imaging. PMID:21200445

  14. Carbon nanotube composite optoacoustic transmitters for strong and high frequency ultrasound generation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Won Baac, Hyoung; Ok, Jong G.; Park, Hui Joon; Ling, Tao; Chen, Sung-Liang; Hart, A. John; Guo, L. Jay

    2010-12-01

    We demonstrate carbon nanotube (CNT) composite-based optoacoustic transmitters that generate strong and high frequency ultrasound. The composite consists of CNTs grown on a substrate, which are embedded in elastomeric polymer used as an acoustic transfer medium. Under pulsed laser excitation, the composite generates very strong optoacoustic pressure: 18 times stronger than a Cr film reference and five times stronger than a gold nanoparticle composite with the same polymer. This enhancement persists over a broadband frequency range of up to 120 MHz and is confirmed by calculation. We suggest the CNT-polymer composites as highly efficient optoacoustic transmitters for high resolution ultrasound imaging.

  15. LOFAR, a new low frequency radio telescope

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Huub Röttgering

    2003-01-01

    LOFAR, the Low Frequency Array, is a large radio telescope consisting of approximately 100 soccer-field sized antenna stations spread over a region of 400 km in diameter. It will operate at frequencies from ?10 to 240 MHz, with a resolution at 240 MHz of better than an arcsecond. Its superb sensitivity will allow for studies of a broad range of

  16. A frequency shift keying transmitter based on incoherent frequency-to-time mapping for free-space optical communications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hongqian Mu; Haiyun Xia; Jianping Yao

    2010-01-01

    A novel frequency shift keying (FSK) transmitter for free-space optical communications based on incoherent frequency-to-time mapping is proposed and demonstrated. In the proposed system, an incoherent broadband optical source is spectrally shaped by an optical filter that has a sinusoidal frequency response and a tunable free spectral range (FSR), and then modulated at a temporal gate. The temporally gated optical

  17. Carbon nanotube composite optoacoustic transmitters for strong and high frequency ultrasound generation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hyoung Won Baac; Jong G. Ok; Hui Joon Park; Tao Ling; Sung-Liang Chen; A. John Hart; L. Jay Guo

    2010-01-01

    We demonstrate carbon nanotube (CNT) composite-based optoacoustic transmitters that generate strong and high frequency ultrasound. The composite consists of CNTs grown on a substrate, which are embedded in elastomeric polymer used as an acoustic transfer medium. Under pulsed laser excitation, the composite generates very strong optoacoustic pressure: 18 times stronger than a Cr film reference and five times stronger than

  18. Acquisition signal transmitter

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friedman, Morton L. (Inventor)

    1989-01-01

    An encoded information transmitter which transmits a radio frequency carrier that is amplitude modulated by a constant frequency waveform and thereafter amplitude modulated by a predetermined encoded waveform, the constant frequency waveform modulated carrier constituting an acquisition signal and the encoded waveform modulated carrier constituting an information bearing signal, the acquisition signal providing enhanced signal acquisition and interference rejection favoring the information bearing signal. One specific application for this transmitter is as a distress transmitter where a conventional, legislated audio tone modulated signal is transmitted followed first by the acquisition signal and then the information bearing signal, the information bearing signal being encoded with, among other things, vehicle identification data. The acquistion signal enables a receiver to acquire the information bearing signal where the received signal is low and/or where the received signal has a low signal-to-noise ratio in an environment where there are multiple signals in the same frequency band as the information bearing signal.

  19. Inflammatory reaction to fabric collars from percutaneous antennas attached to intracoelomic radio transmitters implanted in harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mulcahy, D.M.; Burek, K.A.; Esler, Daniel

    2007-01-01

    In wild birds implanted intracoelomically with radio transmitters, a synthetic fabric collar placed around the base of a percutaneous antenna is believed to function as a barrier to contamination of the coelom. We examined 13 fabric collars recovered from percutaneous antennas of radio transmitters implanted intracoelomically in harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) 12 months earlier. Both the transmitters and antenna collars were encapsulated in fibrous connective tissue, with adhesions to internal organs. Histologically, bacteria were evident at the fabric-plastic interface in 8 of 10 collars examined in cross section and along the length of the collar in 3 collars examined longitudinally. Bacteria were confined within the fibrotic sheath surrounding the transmitter and the antenna collar in all birds. No evidence of chronic systemic effects secondary to implantation was present on hematologic or serum biochemical testing. These findings indicate that antenna collars do not prevent the entry of bacteria along the percutaneous antenna but may help stabilize the antenna and minimize coelomic contamination. We conclude that radio transmitters implanted into the coelom of harlequin ducks do not appear to cause significant health problems for at least 1 year after implantation. ?? 2007 by the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

  20. Transmitter redundancy for blind estimation and equalization of time- and frequency-selective channels

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. Tepedelenlioglu; Georgios B. Giannakis

    2000-01-01

    Joint mitigation of time- and frequency-selective fading is an important and challenging problem in mobile communications. Relying on transmitter-induced redundancy, we propose novel channel estimation and symbol recovery approaches for blind identification and equalization of time- and frequency-selective channels, where the time variation is modeled deterministically by a basis expansion. The resulting statistical algorithm enables the usage of a single

  1. Monitoring Radio Frequency Interference in Southwest Virginia

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rapp, Steve

    2010-01-01

    The radio signals received from astronomical objects are extremely weak. Because of this, radio sources are easily shrouded by interference from devices such as satellites and cell phone towers. Radio astronomy is very susceptible to this radio frequency interference (RFI). Possibly even worse than complete veiling, weaker interfering signals can contaminate the data collected by radio telescopes, possibly leading astronomers to mistaken interpretations. To help promote student awareness of the connection between radio astronomy and RFI, an inquiry-based science curriculum was developed to allow high school students to determine RFI levels in their communities. The Quiet Skies Project_the result of a collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)_encourages students to collect and analyze RFI data and develop conclusions as a team. Because the project focuses on electromagnetic radiation, it is appropriate for physics, physical science, chemistry, or general science classes. My class-about 50 students from 15 southwest Virginia high schools-participated in the Quiet Skies Project and were pioneers in the use of the beta version of the Quiet Skies Detector (QSD), which is used to detect RFI. Students have been involved with the project since 2005 and have collected and shared data with NRAO. In analyzing the data they have noted some trends in RFI in Southwest Virginia.

  2. Effects of surgically and gastrically implanted radio transmitters on growth and feeding behavior of juvenile chinook salmon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Adams, N.S.; Rondorf, D.W.; Evans, S.D.; Kelly, J.E.

    1998-01-01

    We examined the effects of surgically and gastrically implanted radio transmitters (representing 2.3-5.5% of body weight) on the growth and feeding behavior of 192 juvenile chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (114-159 mm in fork length). Throughout the 54-d study, the 48 fish with transmitters in their stomachs (gastric fish) consistently grew more slowly than fish with surgically implanted transmitters (surgery fish), fish with surgery but no implanted transmitter (sham-surgery fish), or fish exposed only to handling (control fish). Growth rates of surgery fish were also slightly impaired at day 21, but by day 54 they were growing at rates comparable with those of control fish. Despite differences in growth, overall health was similar among all test fish. However, movement of the transmitter antenna caused abrasions at the corner of the mouth in all gastric fish, whereas only 22% of the surgery fish had inflammation around the antenna exit wound. Feeding activity was similar among groups, but gastric fish exhibited a coughing behavior and appeared to have difficulty retaining swallowed food. Because growth and feeding behavior were less affected by the presence of surgically implanted transmitters than by gastric implants, we recommend surgically implanting transmitters for biotelemetry studies of juvenile chinook salmon between 114 and 159 mm fork length.

  3. Radio Frequency Identifiers: What are the Possibilities?

    E-print Network

    Elmorshidy, Ahmed

    2010-01-01

    This paper defines the components of radio frequency identifiers (RFID). It also explores the different areas and sectors where RFID can be beneficial. The paper discusses the uses and advantages of RFID in deference, consumer packaged goods (CPG), healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, and retail.

  4. Photonic Technique for Radio Frequency Measurement

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. V. T. Nguyen; D. B. Hunter; D. J. Borg

    2005-01-01

    A novel photonic technique for radio frequency (RF) measurement utilising dispersion in a multichannel chirped fibre Bragg grating (MCFBG) is developed. The underlying principle for fast photonic RF measurement is based on amplitude comparison of the RF power fading functions of double sideband (DSB) modulated optical carriers propagating through a dispersive medium. In this paper, a demonstration of the photonic

  5. MICROWAVE AND RADIO-FREQUENCY POWER APPLICATIONS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The potential for agricultural applications of radio-frequency (RF) energy for the solution of various problems in agricultural production, crop handling and storage, and product preservation and conditioning has been considered for many years. With the development of economical microwave power equ...

  6. Low Frequency Radio Astronomy with the existing and future radio telescopes

    E-print Network

    Demoulin, Pascal

    Low Frequency Radio Astronomy with the existing and future radio telescopes A.A. Konovalenko radio telescope and also the creation of new large telescope of 10 ­ 70 MHz frequency range, Emmen, "Astrophisycs in the LOFAR era") #12;#12;#12;The low-frequency radio telescopes in Europe LOFAR

  7. SITE TECHNOLOGY CAPSULE: IITRI RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING TECHNOLOGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Radio frequency heating (RFH) technologies use electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency (RF) band to heat soil in situ, thereby potentially enhancing the performance of standard soil vapor extraction (SVE) technologies. Contaminants are removed from in situ soils and transfe...

  8. On the use of Very Low Frequency transmitter data for remote sensing of atmospheric gravity and planetary waves

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pal, Sujay; Chakraborty, Suman; Chakrabarti, Sandip K.

    2015-02-01

    Continuous ground-based monitoring of Very Low Frequency (VLF) transmitter signals is an efficient remote sensing tool for studying of the lower ionosphere (60-90 km). Here, we present the use of VLF radio data to study short-period (?min-hrs) atmospheric gravity waves and long-period (?days) planetary waves. We analyse VLF data from several receiving stations obtained by ICSP-VLF network during the total solar eclipse of July, 2009 to show the existence of short-period atmospheric gravity waves. We find dominant wave periods range from 10 min to 1 h around the time of maximum eclipse phase which could be associated with atmospheric gravity waves excited due to the eclipse. We also analyse VLF amplitude data of 2007 received at ICSP, Kolkata from VTX (18.2 kHz) transmitter for planetary wave-type oscillations in the mesosphere-lower ionosphere system. Fourier and wavelet analysis show presence of periodic structures with periodicity in the range of 5-27 days. We compare VLF planetary spectrum with spectrum obtained from total column density of Ozone and mesospheric average temperature data which may indicate vertical coupling between the stratosphere and ionosphere in winter to early spring time.

  9. 78 FR 13893 - Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof; Notice of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-01

    ...Certain Radio Frequency Identification (``RFID'') Products and Components Thereof...Certain Radio Frequency Identification (``RFID'') Products and Components Thereof...certain radio frequency identification (``RFID'') products and components...

  10. Joint Time-Frequency Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Joint Time-Frequency Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Wael Guib`ene and Aawatif Hayar EURECOM-frequency plane. Index Terms--Cognitive radio, sensing algorithm, Wigner Ville distribution , algebraic detector, joint time frequency detection. I. INTRODUCTION Cognitive Radio (CR) as introduced by Mitola [1

  11. Low Frequency Radio Signals from Sprite Streamers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Qin, J.; Celestin, S. J.; Pasko, V. P.

    2013-12-01

    Sprites are mesospheric discharges that carry significant electrical currents and produce radio signals observed typically in the extremely low (ELF) to very low (VLF) frequency bands [Cummer et al., GRL, 25, 1281, 1998]. Recently, Low-Frequency (LF) radio observations of sprite-producing lightning discharges have shown the existence of consecutive broadband pulses exhibiting EM radiation that spans in the LF range, and it has been suggested that this LF radio signals may stem from non-luminous relativistic electron beams above thunderstorms [Fullekrug et al., JGR, 115, A00E09, 2010]. In this talk, we present the first theoretical estimates of the radio signals produced by individual sprite streamers using simulation results from a plasma fluid model. It is demonstrated that the spectral content of the radiation produced by sprite streamers is a function of the air density N and the lightning-induced quasi-static ambient electric field E in the regions of space where the sprite streamers are propagating. We demonstrate that the exponential growth of the current in sprite streamers at 75 km would be preferentially associated with electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range from 0 and up to ˜3 kHz, whereas the growth of the streamer current at 40 km could produce radiation with frequencies up to ˜300 kHz, consistently with the scaling of atmospheric air density [Kosar et al., JGR, 117, A08328, 2012]. We further conjecture that the periodic branching of streamers may lead to a radiation spectrum enhancement in the VLF to LF range. The present study shows that sprite streamers could be responsible for at least part of the LF radiation associated with sprite-producing lightning discharges that was detected recently by Fullekrug et al. [2010].

  12. Soil vapor extraction: Radio frequency heating

    SciTech Connect

    Lowe, D.F.; Oubre, C.L.; Ward, C.H. [eds.; Daniel, D.E.; Loehr, R.C.; Webster, M.T.; Kasevich, R.S.

    2000-07-01

    One of the most widely used techniques for treating soils contaminated with volatile organic compounds, soil vapor extraction (SVE) can also be applied to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) if the soil is heated, by applying electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency (FR) range, to increase the vapor pressure of the contaminants. However, questions remain concerning its viability and cost-effectiveness. This book presents detailed scientific and engineering information that answers these questions and more.

  13. Radio Science, Volume ???, Number , Pages 15, Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation for Detection

    E-print Network

    Ellingson, Steven W.

    Radio Science, Volume ???, Number , Pages 1­5, Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation for Detection of Extended Sources with an Interferometer Geoffrey C. Bower Radio Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Radio frequency interference (RFI) is a significant problem for current

  14. Parallel PWMs Based Fully Digital Transmitter with Wide Carrier Frequency Range

    PubMed Central

    Zhou, Bo; Zhang, Kun; Zhou, Wenbiao; Zhang, Yanjun; Liu, Dake

    2013-01-01

    The carrier-frequency (CF) and intermediate-frequency (IF) pulse-width modulators (PWMs) based on delay lines are proposed, where baseband signals are conveyed by both positions and pulse widths or densities of the carrier clock. By combining IF-PWM and precorrected CF-PWM, a fully digital transmitter with unit-delay autocalibration is implemented in 180?nm CMOS for high reconfiguration. The proposed architecture achieves wide CF range of 2?M–1?GHz, high power efficiency of 70%, and low error vector magnitude (EVM) of 3%, with spectrum purity of 20?dB optimized in comparison to the existing designs. PMID:24223503

  15. Adiabatic potentials using multiple radio frequencies

    E-print Network

    T. Morgan; Th. Busch; T. Fernholz

    2014-05-11

    Adiabatic radio frequency (RF) potentials are powerful tools for creating advanced trapping geometries for ultra-cold atoms. While the basic theory of RF trapping is well understood, studies of more complicated setups involving multiple resonant frequencies in the limit where their effects cannot be treated independently are rare. Here we present an approach based on Floquet theory and show that it offers significant corrections to existing models when two RF frequencies are near degenerate. Furthermore it has no restrictions on the dimension, the number of frequencies or the orientation of the RF fields. We show that the added degrees of freedom can, for example, be used to create a potential that allows for easy creation of ring vortex solitons.

  16. Surgical and immediate postrelease mortality of harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) implanted with abdominal radio transmitters with percutaneous antennae

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mulcahy, D.M.; Esler, Daniel

    1999-01-01

    Radiotelemetry is an essential tool in the study of free-ranging bird populations, and a variety of transmitter-attachment methods have been developed. A promising new method is abdominal implantation of a transmitter with a percutaneous antenna. Researchers using this technique should be concerned about and aware of mortality during surgery and during the immediate postrelease period (the 14-day period following surgery). Of 307 radio-implant surgeries performed between 1995 and 1997 in harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus), 7 (2.3%) deaths were documented during surgery or anesthetic recovery. Of 295 birds released with implanted radios, 10 (3.4%) died during the immediate postrelease period. Modifications to anesthetic procedures used in the 204 surgeries performed in 1996 and 1997 reduced mortality to 1.5% during surgery and 1.5% during the immediate postrelease period. Anesthetic modifications included intubation of all birds, placement of birds on an elevated platform that allowed the head to rest at a level lower than the body during surgery, placement of a heated water blanket under the birds during surgery, monitoring of body temperature, and use of electrocardiogram and Doppler ultrasound to monitor heart rates and arrhythmias. Low levels of mortality associated with abdominal implantation of radio transmitters may be unavoidable, but mortality can be minimized with adjustments to anesthetic technique. Copyright 1999 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

  17. The dependence of single room indoor radio propagation on frequency

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qin Zhou; A. K. Y. Lai

    1996-01-01

    This work focuses on the dependence of indoor radio propagation on frequency. Indoor radio propagation measurements in terms of different frequencies and positions in a single room environment were performed. A calibration technique is developed to reduce the effect contributed by the transmitting and receiving antennas. Statistical analysis of the indoor radio propagation data are reported. Fast fading was found

  18. 47 CFR 80.927 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.927 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Passenger Boats § 80.927 Antenna radio frequency indicator. The...

  19. 47 CFR 80.1019 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.1019 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Bridge-to-Bridge Act § 80.1019 Antenna radio frequency indicator. Each...

  20. Radio-frequency scanning tunnelling microscopy U. Kemiktarak1

    E-print Network

    LETTERS Radio-frequency scanning tunnelling microscopy U. Kemiktarak1 , T. Ndukum3 , K. C. Schwab3 measurementsinmesoscopicelectronicsandmechanics. Broadband noise measurements across the tunnel junction using this radio-frequency STM available from nanoscale optical and electrical displacement detection tech- niques, and the radio

  1. 47 CFR 80.927 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.927 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Passenger Boats § 80.927 Antenna radio frequency indicator. The...

  2. 47 CFR 80.927 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.927 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Passenger Boats § 80.927 Antenna radio frequency indicator. The...

  3. 47 CFR 80.1019 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.1019 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Bridge-to-Bridge Act § 80.1019 Antenna radio frequency indicator. Each...

  4. 47 CFR 80.927 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.927 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Passenger Boats § 80.927 Antenna radio frequency indicator. The...

  5. 47 CFR 80.1019 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.1019 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Bridge-to-Bridge Act § 80.1019 Antenna radio frequency indicator. Each...

  6. 47 CFR 80.1019 - Antenna radio frequency indicator.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Antenna radio frequency indicator. 80.1019 Section...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES...Bridge-to-Bridge Act § 80.1019 Antenna radio frequency indicator. Each...

  7. Olfar orbiting low frequency antenna for radio astronomy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Bentum; Albert Jan Boonstra

    2009-01-01

    New interesting astronomical science drivers for very low frequency radio astronomy have emerged, ranging from studies of the astronomical dark ages, the epoch of reionization, exoplanets, to ultra-high energy cosmic rays. However, astronomical observations with Earth-bound radio telescopes at very low frequencies are hampered by the ionospheric plasma, which scatters impinging celestial radio waves. This effect is larger at lower

  8. Radio frequency current drive in fusioning plasma

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chu, C.; Bhadra, D.

    1981-02-01

    Radio frequency power is used to prohibit the fusion-produced alpha-particles from slowing down isotropically, or to push the alpha-particles in a preferential direction and this forms an alpha-particle beam. As a result, a net plasma current (Ohkawa current) may be generated if the fuel ions have Z not equal to 2. The power requirement is estimated and the efficiency is found to be comparable to beam and other RF current-drive schemes. Since the alpha-particles are born in the central hot core of the reactor, the current profile is naturally peaked in the center.

  9. Wideband versatile radio-frequency spectrum analyzer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lavielle, V.; Lorgeré, I.; Le Gouët, J.-L.; Tonda, S.; Dolfi, D.

    2003-03-01

    Operation of a wideband, versatile optical spectrum analyzer for radio-frequency (RF) signals is demonstrated. The device is based on spectral hole burning (SHB). The demonstration features 2.3-GHz instantaneous bandwidth, 500-kHz resolution, and a 32-dB dynamic range. A true RF signal, transferred to the optical carrier with the help of a Mach-Zehnder modulator, is analyzed with optical carrier suppression and zooming capabilities. This is to the authors' knowledge the largest instantaneous bandwidth ever demonstrated for a SHB-based processor in rare-earth-doped crystals.

  10. High efficiency, oxidation resistant radio frequency susceptor

    SciTech Connect

    Besmann, Theodore M.; Klett, James W.

    2004-10-26

    An article and method of producing an article for converting energy from one form to another having a pitch-derived graphitic foam carbon foam substrate and a single layer coating applied to all exposed surfaces wherein the coating is either silicon carbide or carbides formed from a Group IVA metal. The article is used as fully coated carbon foam susceptors that more effectively absorb radio frequency (RF) band energy and more effectively convert the RF energy into thermal band energy or sensible heat. The essentially non-permeable coatings also serve as corrosion or oxidation resistant barriers.

  11. Fine Transmittance\\/Reflectivity Measurement System Using Single-Sideband Frequency Sweeper with Ultra-Wideband Hilbert Transformer

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tetsuya Kawanishi; Takahide Sakamoto; Daniel Fonseca; Adolfo Cartaxo; Paulo Monteiro; Masayuki Izutsu

    2006-01-01

    A wideband transmittance\\/reflectivity measurement system for fine-structured components is proposed. The optical single-sideband frequency sweeper with an ultra wideband Hilbert transformer enables excellent frequency sweep range between 2GHz-30GHz. Frequency resolution of 4.7MHz is experimentally obtained.

  12. Radio-Frequency Rectification on Membrane Bound Pores

    E-print Network

    Sujatha Ramachandran; Robert H. Blick; Daniel W. van der Weide

    2007-09-12

    We present measurements on direct radio-frequency pumping of ion channels and pores bound in bilipid membranes. We make use of newly developed microcoaxes, which allow delivering the high frequency signal in close proximity to the membrane bound proteins and ion channels. We find rectification of the radio-frequency signal, which is used to pump ions through the channels and pores.

  13. Eyesafe diffraction-limited single-frequency 1-ns pulsewidth Er:YAG laser transmitter

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stoneman, Robert C.; Hartman, Ross; Schneider, Eric A.; Garvin, Charles G.; Henderson, Sammy W.

    2007-04-01

    We report an eyesafe diffraction-limited single-frequency 1617 nm Er:YAG laser transmitter for coherent laser radar applications. The transmitter utilizes a master oscillator/power amplifier architecture, enabling the production of high peak power output. The pulsed oscillator is Q-switched and cavity-dumped, resulting in a 1.1 ns pulsewidth. The pulsed oscillator is injection-seeded by a commercial 1617 nm CW distributed feedback laser diode, resulting in single longitudinal mode output. The oscillator and amplifier are directly pumped into the Er:YAG laser upper state by commercial diode-pumped CW 1533 nm Yb,Er-doped fiber lasers. The injection-seeded pulsed oscillator produces an average output power of 2.2 W at 10 kHz pulse repetition frequency (PRF) with a pulsewidth of 1.1 ns (0.20 MW peak power) with a beam quality 1.1 times the diffraction limit. The oscillator has a slope efficiency of 47% in the CW mode, and a conversion efficiency of 85% from CW mode to injection-seeded pulsed mode. The power amplifier produces 20 W in the CW mode with an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 34% and a beam quality 1.1 times the diffraction limit, and 6.5 W in the pulsed mode at 10 kHz PRF with 1.1 ns pulsewidth (0.59 MW peak power).

  14. Reception conditions of low frequency (LF) transmitter signals onboard DEMETER micro-satellite

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boudjada, Mohammed Y.; Biagi, Pier F.; Sawas, Sami; Galopeau, Patrick H. M.; Besser, Bruno; Wolbang, Daniel; Prattes, Gustav; Eichelberger, Hans; Stangl, Günter; Parrot, Michel; Schwingenschuh, Konrad

    2014-05-01

    We analyze the flux density variation associated to low frequency (LF) broadcasting transmitters observed by the ICE electric field experiment onboard DEMETER micro-satellite. We select five stations localised around the Mediterranean and the black seas: Tipaza (252 kHz, 02°28'E, 36°33'N, Algeria), Roumoules (216 kHz, 06°08'E, 43°47'N, Monte Carlo), Polatli (180 kHz, 32°25'E, 39°45'N, Turkey), Nador (171 kHz, 02°55'W, 35°02'N, Morocco) and Brasov (153 kHz, 25°36'E,45°40', Romania). The detection of the LF transmitter signals by DEMETER micro-satellite is found to depend on the radiated power, the emitted frequency, and the orbit paths with regard to the location of the stations. This leads us to characterise the reception condition of the LF signals and to define time intervals where the detection probability is high. We firstly discuss the dependence of the reception conditions on the ionospheric disturbances due to the geomagnetic and solar activities, and we secondly attempt to estimate the global electric environment above the Mediterranean and the black seas.

  15. Radio Frequency Mass Gauging of Propellants

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zimmerli, Gregory A.; Vaden, Karl R.; Herlacher, Michael D.; Buchanan, David A.; VanDresar, Neil T.

    2007-01-01

    A combined experimental and computer simulation effort was conducted to measure radio frequency (RF) tank resonance modes in a dewar partially filled with liquid oxygen, and compare the measurements with numerical simulations. The goal of the effort was to demonstrate that computer simulations of a tank's electromagnetic eigenmodes can be used to accurately predict ground-based measurements, thereby providing a computational tool for predicting tank modes in a low-gravity environment. Matching the measured resonant frequencies of several tank modes with computer simulations can be used to gauge the amount of liquid in a tank, thus providing a possible method to gauge cryogenic propellant tanks in low-gravity. Using a handheld RF spectrum analyzer and a small antenna in a 46 liter capacity dewar for experimental measurements, we have verified that the four lowest transverse magnetic eigenmodes can be accurately predicted as a function of liquid oxygen fill level using computer simulations. The input to the computer simulations consisted of tank dimensions, and the dielectric constant of the fluid. Without using any adjustable parameters, the calculated and measured frequencies agree such that the liquid oxygen fill level was gauged to within 2 percent full scale uncertainty. These results demonstrate the utility of using electromagnetic simulations to form the basis of an RF mass gauging technology with the power to simulate tank resonance frequencies from arbitrary fluid configurations.

  16. Assessment of Barotrauma Resulting from Rapid Decompression of Depth Acclimated Juvenile Chinook Salmon Bearing Radio Telemetry Transmitters

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, Richard S.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Welch, Abigail E.; Stephenson, John R.; Abernethy, Cary S.; McKinstry, Craig A.; Theriault, Marie-Helene

    2007-09-06

    A multifactor study was conducted by Battelle for the US Army Corps of Engineers to assess the significance of the presence of a radio telemetry transmitter on the effects of rapid decompression from simulated hydro turbine passage on depth acclimated juvenile run-of-the-river Chinook salmon. Study factors were: (1) juvenile chinook salmon age;, subyearling or yearling, (2) radio transmitter present or absent, (3) three transmitter implantation factors: gastric, surgical, and no transmitter, and (4) four acclimation depth factors: 1, 10, 20, and 40 foot submergence equivalent absolute pressure, for a total of 48 unique treatments. Exposed fish were examined for changes in behavior, presence or absence of barotrauma injuries, and immediate or delayed mortality. Logistic models were used to test hypotheses that addressed study objectives. The presence of a radio transmitter was found to significantly increase the risk of barotrauma injury and mortality at exposure to rapid decompression. Gastric implantation was found to present a higher risk than surgical implantation. Fish were exposed within 48 hours of transmitter implantation so surgical incisions were not completely healed. The difference in results obtained for gastric and surgical implantation methods may be the result of study design and the results may have been different if tested fish had completely healed surgical wounds. However, the test did simulate the typical surgical-release time frame for in-river telemetry studies of fish survival so the results are probably representative for fish passing through a turbine shortly following release into the river. The finding of a significant difference in response to rapid decompression between fish bearing radio transmitters and those not implies a bias may exist in estimates of turbine passage survival obtained using radio telemetry. However, the rapid decompression (simulated turbine passage) conditions used for the study represented near worst case exposure for fish passing through turbines. At this time, insufficient data exist about the distribution of river-run fish entering turbines, and particularly, the distribution of fish passing through turbine runners, to extrapolate study findings to the population of fish passing through FCRPS turbines. This study is the first study examining rapid decompression study to include acclimation depth as an experimental factor for physostomous fish. We found that fish acclimated to deeper depth were significantly more vulnerable to barotrauma injury and death. Insufficient information about the distribution of fish entering turbines and their depth acclimation currently exists to extrapolate these findings to the population of fish passing through turbines. However, the risk of barotrauma for turbine-passed fish could be particularly high for subyearling Chinook salmon that migrate downstream at deeper depths late in the early summer portion of the outmigration. Barotrauma injuries led to immediate mortality delayed mortality and potential mortality due to increased susceptibility to predation resulting from loss of equilibrium or swim bladder rupture.

  17. Substantial fluctuation of acoustic intensity transmittance through a bone-phantom plate and its equalization by modulation of ultrasound frequency.

    PubMed

    Saito, Osamu; Wang, Zuojun; Mitsumura, Hidetaka; Ogawa, Takeki; Iguchi, Yasuyuki; Yokoyama, Masayuki

    2015-05-01

    For safe and efficient sonothrombolysis therapies, accurate estimation of ultrasound transmittance through the human skull is essential. The present study clarifies uncertainty surrounding this transmittance and experimentally verifies the equalization of transmittance through the modulation of ultrasound frequency. By changing three factors (ultrasound frequency, the thickness of a bone-phantom plate, and the distance between a transducer and a bone-phantom plate), we measured the intensity of ultrasound passing through the plate. Two activating methods, sinusoidal waves at 500kHz and modulated waves, were compared. When we changed (1) the distance between a transducer and a bone-phantom plate and (2) the thickness of the bone-phantom plate, ultrasound transmittance through the plates substantially fluctuated. The substantial fluctuation in transmittance was observed also for a cut piece of human temporal skull bone. This fluctuation significantly declined for the modulated wave. In conclusion, modulation of ultrasound frequency can equalize the transmittance with an approximately 30-65% fluctuation drop and an approximately 40% fluctuation drop for a bone-phantom plate and for a cut piece of skull bone, respectively. By using modulated waves, we can develop safer and more effective sonothrombolysis therapies. PMID:25702201

  18. 47 CFR 95.627 - MedRadio transmitters in the 401-406 MHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...i) For a transmitter intended to be implanted in a human body, radiated emissions and EIRP measurements for transmissions...may be made in accordance with a Commission-approved human body simulator and test technique. A formula for a...

  19. Micro-arcing in radio frequency plasmas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yin, Y.; Bilek, M. M. M.; McKenzie, D. R.; Boswell, R. W.; Charles, C.

    2004-10-01

    Micro-arcing and breakdown of the wall plasma sheath in radio frequency (RF) plasmas is studied in a hollow cathode system, using a Langmuir probe to measure the floating potential. Micro-arcing was induced reproducibly by controlling the floating potential. By dc grounding the hollow cathode, a negative current can flow to ground resulting in a higher voltage sheath between the plasma and the earthed vacuum vessel. The wall arcing threshold of the plasma potential in this system is in the vicinity of 50 V. In the present system, the charging process to rebuild the plasma potential, which is about a few tens of milliseconds, is much slower than the microsecond discharge. The arcing frequency was found to depend strongly on the plasma potential and the pressure. We propose a mechanism for the dependence of the frequency of periodic micro-arcing based on the development of electron field emission sites. The measurement of floating potential is suggested as a useful parameter to monitor and prevent micro-arcing in RF plasmas.

  20. Radio frequency driven multicusp sources (invited)

    SciTech Connect

    Leung, K. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road-MS 5/119, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road-MS 5/119, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    1998-02-01

    The radio frequency (rf)-driven multicusp source was originally developed for use in the superconducting super collider injector. The source can routinely provide 30 mA of H{sup {approximately}} beam at 0.1{percent} duty factor. By adding a minute quantity of cesium to the discharge, H{sup {minus}} beam current in excess of 100 mA and e/H{approximately}1 has been achieved. The rf-driven H{approximately} source is being further developed for 6{percent} duty factor operation to be used in the national spallation neutron source. Application of the rf-driven multicusp source has been extended to radioactive ion beam production, ion projection lithography, and compact neutron tubes.{copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

  1. An improved integrally formed radio frequency quadrupole

    DOEpatents

    Abbott, S.R.

    1987-10-05

    An improved radio frequency quadrupole is provided having an elongate housing with an elongate central axis and top, bottom and two side walls symmetrically disposed about the axis, and vanes formed integrally with the walls, the vanes each having a cross-section at right angles to the central axis which tapers inwardly toward the axis to form electrode tips spaced from each other by predetermined distances. Each of the four walls, and the vanes integral therewith, is a separate structural element having a central lengthwise plane passing through the tip of the vane, the walls having flat mounting surfaces at right angles to and parallel to the control plane, respectively, which are butted together to position the walls and vane tips relative to each other. 4 figs.

  2. Hybrid optical radio frequency airborne communications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bagley, Zachary C.; Hughes, David H.; Juarez, Juan C.; Kolodzy, Paul; Martin, Todd; Northcott, Malcolm; Pike, H. Alan; Plasson, Ned D.; Stadler, Brian; Stotts, Larry B.; Young, David W.

    2012-05-01

    Optical RF Communications Adjunct Program flight test results provide validation of the theoretical models and hybrid optical radio frequency (RF) airborne system concepts developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. Theoretical models of the free-space optical communications (FSOC), RF, and network components accurately predict the flight test results under a wide range of day and night operating conditions. The FSOC system, including the adaptive optics and optical modem, can operate under high turbulence conditions. The RF and network mechanisms of Layer 2 retransmission and failover provide increased reliability, reducing end-to-end packet error rates. Overall the test results show that stable, long-range FSOC is possible and practical for near-term operations.

  3. Radio-frequency quadrupole linear accelerator

    SciTech Connect

    Wangler, T.P.; Stokes, R.H.

    1980-01-01

    The radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) is a new linear accelerator concept in which rf electric fields are used to focus, bunch, and accelerate the beam. Because the RFQ can provide strong focusing at low velocities, it can capture a high-current dc ion beam from a low-voltage source and accelerate it to an energy of 1 MeV/nucleon within a distance of a few meters. A recent experimental test at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) has confirmed the expected performance of this structure and has stimulated interest in a wide variety of applications. The general properties of the RFQ are reviewed and examples of applications of this new accelerator are presented.

  4. Interstellar Radio Communication and the Frequency Selection Problem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. D. Drake; Carl Sagan

    1973-01-01

    THE largest microwave radio telescope on Earth, at the Arecibo Observatory of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, will soon have the capability of communicating with an identical radio telescope, if such exists, anywhere in the Galaxy. But such communication assumes some previous agreement between the transmitting and receiving civilizations, or mutual discovery of the chosen radio frequency, bandpass, information

  5. A Framework for Radio Frequency Spectrum Measurement and Analysis

    E-print Network

    Kansas, University of

    regarding the use of a low cost, mobile software- defined radio platform as a spectrum data collection including software-defined radios, embedded systems, reconfigurable hardware, communications systemsA Framework for Radio Frequency Spectrum Measurement and Analysis V. Rory Petty ITTC-FY2008-TR

  6. Phase manipulation for efficient radio frequency transmission

    E-print Network

    Barton, Taylor Wallis

    2012-01-01

    Power amplifiers (PAs) for microwave communications are generally the most power-hungry element of a transmitter. High linearity is required for modern digital communications standards, and often is achieved at the expense ...

  7. Illumination of the plasmasphere by terrestrial very low frequency transmitters: Model validation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Starks, M. J.; Quinn, R. A.; Ginet, G. P.; Albert, J. M.; Sales, G. S.; Reinisch, B. W.; Song, P.

    2008-09-01

    A composite model of wave propagation from terrestrial very low frequency (VLF) transmitters has been constructed to estimate the wave normal angles and fields of whistler mode waves in the plasmasphere. The model combines a simulation of the fields in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, ionospheric absorption estimates, and geomagnetic field and plasma density models with fully three-dimensional ray tracing that includes refraction, focusing, and resonant damping. The outputs of this model are consistent with those of several previous, simpler simulations, some of which have underlying component models in common. A comparison of the model outputs to wavefield data from five satellites shows that away from the magnetic equator, all of the models systematically overestimate the median field strength in the plasmasphere owing to terrestrial VLF transmitters by about 20 dB at night and at least 10 dB during the day. In addition, wavefield estimates at L < 1.5 in the equatorial region appear to be about 15 dB too low, although measured fields there are extremely variable. Consideration of the models' similarities and differences indicates that this discrepancy originates in or below the ionosphere, where important physics (as yet not conclusively identified) is not being modeled. Adjustment of the low-altitude field estimates downward by constant factors brings the model outputs into closer agreement with satellite observations. It is concluded that past and future use of these widely employed trans-ionospheric VLF propagation models should be reevaluated.

  8. Circuits and passive components for radio-frequency power conversion

    E-print Network

    Han, Yehui, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    This thesis focuses on developing technology for high efficiency power converters operating at very high frequencies. The work in the thesis involves two aspects of such converters: rf (radio-frequency) power circuit design ...

  9. Effects of radio-transmitter methods on pileated woodpeckers: an improved technique for large woodpeckers

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    We captured and radio-marked 64 Dryocopus pileatus (Pileated Woodpecker)in bottomland hardwood forests from February 2007 to June 2010. At least 12 (35.3%) of the first 34 birds radio-tagged died within 43 d of capture (x¯ = 8.2 d). Thus, we adjusted our radio-attachment techniques adaptively from a...

  10. Selection of radio transmitter and attachment method for post-release monitoring of captive-bred reintroduced Red-billed Curassow Crax blumenbachii , Brazil

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christine Steiner S. Bernardo; Brian Cresswell; Huw Lloyd; Roberto Azeredo; James Simpson

    2011-01-01

    Long-term monitoring of reintroduced individuals is a central component of many endangered species reintroduction programs.\\u000a Radio-telemetry techniques are rarely used to monitor reintroduced captive-bred Cracids and few data exist regarding possible adverse effects of radio-tagging Cracids. In this study, we identify an appropriate radio transmitter design and develop a suitable attachment method that minimizes\\u000a anthropogenic influence and enables long-term, post-release

  11. The Geminga radio pulsar. New low-frequency results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Malov, O. I.; Malofeev, V. M.; Teplykh, D. A.; Logvinenko, S. V.

    2015-03-01

    New detections of radio emission from the Geminga pulsar at three low radio frequencies are presented. The observations were carried out at 42-112 MHz on two sensitive transit radio telescopes of the Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory. Three new digital receivers were used to detect the pulses and obtain dynamical spectra. Examples of mean profiles and individual pulses of Geminga are presented. Dynamical spectra at these three frequencies are presented for the first time. The availability of simultaneous observations at three frequencies has made it possible to refine the pulsar's dispersion measure.

  12. A 24mm2 Quad-Band Single-Chip GSM Radio with Transmitter Calibration in 90nm Digital CMOS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. B. Staszewski; D. Leipold; O. Eliezer; M. Entezari; K. Muhammad; I. Bashir; C.-M. Hung; J. Wallberg; P. Cruise; S. Rezeq; S. Vemulapalli; K. Waheed; N. Barton; M.-C. Lee; C. Fernando; K. Maggio; T. Jung; I. Elahi; S. Larson; T. Murphy; G. Feygin; I. Deng; T. Mayhugh; Y.-C. Ho; K.-M. Low; C. Lin; J. Jaehnig; J. Kerr; J. Mehta; S. Glock; T. Almholt; S. Bhatara

    2008-01-01

    The RF transceiver is built on the Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology. The ADPLL-based transmitter uses a polar architecture with all-digital PM-FM and AM paths. The receiver uses a discrete-time architecture in which the RF signal is directly sampled and processed using analog and DSP techniques. A 26 MHz digitally controlled crystal oscillator (DCXO) generates frequency reference (FREF) and has

  13. Trirotron: triode rotating beam radio frequency amplifier

    DOEpatents

    Lebacqz, Jean V. (Stanford, CA)

    1980-01-01

    High efficiency amplification of radio frequencies to very high power levels including: establishing a cylindrical cloud of electrons; establishing an electrical field surrounding and coaxial with the electron cloud to bias the electrons to remain in the cloud; establishing a rotating electrical field that surrounds and is coaxial with the steady field, the circular path of the rotating field being one wavelength long, whereby the peak of one phase of the rotating field is used to accelerate electrons in a beam through the bias field in synchronism with the peak of the rotating field so that there is a beam of electrons continuously extracted from the cloud and rotating with the peak; establishing a steady electrical field that surrounds and is coaxial with the rotating field for high-energy radial acceleration of the rotating beam of electrons; and resonating the rotating beam of electrons within a space surrounding the second field, the space being selected to have a phase velocity equal to that of the rotating field to thereby produce a high-power output at the frequency of the rotating field.

  14. Faraday Accelerator with Radio-frequency Assisted Discharge (FARAD)

    E-print Network

    Choueiri, Edgar

    Faraday Accelerator with Radio-frequency Assisted Discharge (FARAD) Kurt Alexander Polzin;Faraday Accelerator with Radio-frequency Assisted Discharge (FARAD) Prepared by: Kurt Alexander Polzin Dr. Michael R. LaPointe Dissertation Reader #12;c Copyright by Kurt Alexander Polzin, 2006. All

  15. SITE TECHNOLOGY CAPSULE: IITRI RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING TECHNOLOGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Radio frequency heating (RFH) technologies use electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency i(RF) band to heat soil in-situ, thereby potentially enhancing the performances of standard soil vapor extraction (SVE) technologies. ontaminants are removed from in situ soils and transf...

  16. DEMONSTRATION BULLETIN: RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING - KAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    EPA Science Inventory

    Radio frequency heating (RFH) is a process that uses electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency (RF) band to heat soil in situ, thereby potentially enhancing the performance of standard soil vapor extraction (SVE) technologies. An RFH system developed by KAI Technologies, I...

  17. IN SITU AND SOIL DECONTAMINATION BY RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING

    EPA Science Inventory

    In situ radio frequency heating is performed by applying electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency band to an array of electrodes placed in bore holes drilled through the contaminated soil. he process removes organic contaminants from large volumes of soil by volatilization, ...

  18. Ion cyclotron radio frequency systems and performance on the tandem mirror experiment-upgrade (TMX-U)

    SciTech Connect

    Moore, T.L.; Molvik, A.W.; Cummins, W.F.; Pedrotti, L.R.; Henderson, A.L.; Karsner, P.G.; Scofield, D.W.; Brooksby, C.A.

    1983-12-01

    High power ion cyclotron radio frequency (ICRF) systems are now gaining greater attention than before as prime driver ion heating systems. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed a 200 kW high frequency (HF) transmitter system on its Tandem Mirror Experiment-Upgrade (TMX-U). This paper describes the system, antenna, controls, and monitoring apparatus. The transmitter operates into a high Q antenna installed in the central cell region of the experiment. It incorporates a dual-port feedback system to automatically adjust the transmitter's output power and allow the maximum consistent with the plasma loading of the antenna. Special techniques have been used to measure, in real-time, the dynamically changing loading values presented by the plasma. From the measurements, the antenna impedance can be optimized for specified plasma density.

  19. Polarimetric Observations at Low Radio Frequencies

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Farnes, J. S.

    2012-06-01

    Magnetic fields play a fundamental role in the evolution of astrophysical systems. These fields can be studied through wide-field spectropolarimetry, which allows for faint polarised signals to be detected at relatively low radio frequencies. An interferometric polarisation mode has recently become available at the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). A detailed analysis of the GMRT's instrumental response is presented. The findings are used to create a polarisation pipeline, which in combination with rotation measure (RM) Synthesis is used for the detection of extended linearly polarised emission at 610 MHz. A number of compact sources are detected and their Faraday depth and polarisation fraction are reported. New holography observations of the GMRT's primary beam are presented. Instantaneous off-axis polarisation is substantial and scales with the Stokes I beam. The developed beam models are used to reduce direction-dependent instrumental polarisation, and the Stokes I beam is shown to deviate from circular symmetry. A new technique for electric vector polarisation angle calibration is developed that removes the need for known sources on the sky, eliminates ionospheric effects, and avoids a flaw in current methods which could erroneously yield multiple Faraday components for sources that are well-parameterised by a single RM. A sample of nine galaxies from two Southern Compact Groups are then presented, with constraints being placed on the polarised fraction, RM, spectral index, star formation rate, companion sources, and hydrodynamical state. One galaxy has a displaced peak of radio emission that is extended beyond the disk in comparison to the near-IR disk - suggesting the radio disturbance may be a consequence of ram pressure stripping. Linear polarisation is detected from the core of NGC 7552 at 610 MHz, while another three galaxies ESO 0353-G036, NGC 7590, and NGC 7599 are found to be unpolarised. An analysis of additional extended sources allows for an FR-I and an FR-II radio source to be morphologically classified. Finally, spatial spectral variations are identified in the youngest known Galactic supernova remnant G1.9+0.3, with flatter spectra in the NW and SE. Models of cosmic ray acceleration at oblique shocks suggest the variation is most consistent with an ambient B field perpendicular to the axis of bilateral symmetry. For the first time, the presence of polarised emission is detected. There is increased ordering of the B field in the NW and strong Faraday depolarisation must also be present. An intrinsically radially-oriented field could be provided by a systematic gradient in RM of 140 rad m-2 from N to S and can also explain the depolarisation. Such a gradient may be caused by an anisotropic regular magnetic field within the remnant or in an intervening Faraday screen.

  20. 47 CFR 87.195 - Frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Section 87.195 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AVIATION SERVICES Aircraft Stations Emergency Locator Transmitters § 87.195 Frequencies. (a)...

  1. 47 CFR 87.195 - Frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Section 87.195 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AVIATION SERVICES Aircraft Stations Emergency Locator Transmitters § 87.195 Frequencies. (a)...

  2. 47 CFR 87.195 - Frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Section 87.195 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AVIATION SERVICES Aircraft Stations Emergency Locator Transmitters § 87.195 Frequencies. (a)...

  3. 47 CFR 87.195 - Frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Section 87.195 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AVIATION SERVICES Aircraft Stations Emergency Locator Transmitters § 87.195 Frequencies. (a)...

  4. Low Frequency Study of Rotating Radio Transients

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McCrackan, Michael; Miller, Rossina B.; Stovall, Kevin; McLaughlin, Maura; Taylor, Gregory B.

    2015-01-01

    Rotating Radio Transients are a type of radio emitting pulsar, first discovered in 2006, that, while possessing similar pulse widths and pulse intensities to those of regular pulsars, differ from the pulsars observed thus far due to their exhibiting a variability in the emission of their individual pulses - the pulses of RRATs are only emitted intermittently, and individual pulses are found to be emitted on timescales ranging from a few seconds up to a few hours apart. The origin of this transient nature has yet to be determined and some suggest that pulsars may not simply shut off when they near the point that they can no longer emit, but might pulse erratically and exhibit transient behavior, making them RRATs. Alternate theories posit that the RRAT transient behavior is a geometric effect and RRATs may be fundamentally similar to nulling pulsars. Additionally, interactions with a debris field may temporarily reactivate a pulsar causing it to become a RRAT.There are nearly 100 known RRATs, and it has been predicted that the number of RRATs detected in surveys may only be a small percentage of the actual number that are present in the regions studied in those surveys. If the nature of RRATs is fundamentally similar to those of regular or nulling pulsars, the total number of radio emitting pulsars may be higher than previously predicted, and RRATs may play an important role in in our understanding of the emission mechanism of pulsars and the supernova rate of our galaxy.We present preliminary results from a survey of RRATs at 30 - 80 MHz undertaken with the first station of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA1). To date very little is known about the properties of RRATs at these low frequencies. Our study aims to determine a variety of the as yet unknown properties of RRATs, such as their pulse shapes, spectral flux densities, and spectral indices. Additional benefits will be finding more accurate values for the dispersion measures and finding timing solutions for newly discovered RRATs. Such information may help place constraints on the theories for the emission mechanisms for the RRAT transient behavior, thereby illuminating their origin and their relation to both regular and nulling pulsars.

  5. Two signaling schemes for improving the error performance of frequency division duplex (FDD) transmission systems using transmitter antenna diversity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Seshadri; Jack H. Winters

    1994-01-01

    We propose two signaling schemes that exploit the availability of multiple (N) antennas at the transmitter to provide diversity benefit to the receiver. This is typical of cellular radio systems where a mobile is equipped with only one antenna while the base station is equipped with multiple antennas. We further assume that the mobile-to-base and base-to-mobile channel variations are statistically

  6. Assessment of gaseous CO2 and AQUI-S as anesthetics when surgically implanting radio transmitters into cutthroat trout

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sanderson, T.B.; Hubert, W.A.

    2007-01-01

    Tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222) and CO2 are anesthetics that can be legally used in fisheries work in the United States, but they are limited in their field applications. A mandatory 21-d withdrawal period is required for fish exposed to MS-222. Carbon dioxide is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but it is a "low regulatory priority drug" that can be used legally for fish anesthesia. However, stressful induction and lengthy recovery times have been associated with CO2. AQUI-S is a clove oil derivative that has the potential to become an approved anesthetic without the limitations of MS-222 or CO2. We compared the efficacy of CO2 with that of AQUI-S when surgically implanting radio transmitters into cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii. A 20% survival rate was observed when CO2 was used in combination with silk sutures, but a 100% survival rate was observed when CO2 was used in combination with surgical staples to shorten the duration of the surgical procedure. A 100% survival rate was observed when AQUI-S was used in combination with either silk sutures or surgical staples. Carbon dioxide in combination with surgical staples seemed to provide a reasonable option when surgically implanting radio transmitters into cutthroat trout, but AQUI-S may be the preferred anesthesia because high pH and dissolved oxygen levels and low free-CO2 concentrations are maintained during surgical procedures.

  7. Method and apparatus for radio frequency ceramic sintering

    DOEpatents

    Hoffman, D.J.; Kimrey, H.D. Jr.

    1993-11-30

    Radio frequency energy is used to sinter ceramic materials. A coaxial waveguide resonator produces a TEM mode wave which generates a high field capacitive region in which a sample of the ceramic material is located. Frequency of the power source is kept in the range of radio frequency, and preferably between 60-80 MHz. An alternative embodiment provides a tunable radio frequency circuit which includes a series input capacitor and a parallel capacitor, with the sintered ceramic connected by an inductive lead. This arrangement permits matching of impedance over a wide range of dielectric constants, ceramic volumes, and loss tangents. 6 figures.

  8. Method and apparatus for radio frequency ceramic sintering

    DOEpatents

    Hoffman, Daniel J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Kimrey, Jr., Harold D. (Knoxville, TN)

    1993-01-01

    Radio frequency energy is used to sinter ceramic materials. A coaxial waveguide resonator produces a TEM mode wave which generates a high field capacitive region in which a sample of the ceramic material is located. Frequency of the power source is kept in the range of radio frequency, and preferably between 60-80 MHz. An alternative embodiment provides a tunable radio frequency circuit which includes a series input capacitor and a parallel capacitor, with the sintered ceramic connected by an inductive lead. This arrangement permits matching of impedance over a wide range of dielectric constants, ceramic volumes, and loss tangents.

  9. Differentially-Enhanced Sideband Imaging via Radio-frequency Encoding

    E-print Network

    Fard, A M; Jalali, B

    2015-01-01

    We present a microscope paradigm that performs differential interference imaging with high sensitivity via optical amplification and radio-frequency (RF) heterodyne detection. This method, termed differentially-enhanced sideband imaging via radio-frequency encoding (DESIRE), uniquely exploits frequency-to-space mapping technique to encode the image of an object onto the RF sidebands of an illumination beam. As a proof-of-concept, we show validation experiment by implementing radio frequency (f = 15 GHz) phase modulation in conjunction with spectrally-encoded laser scanning technique to acquire one-dimensional image of a barcode-like object using a commercial RF spectrum analyzer.

  10. SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST2010 9(X):0000 Avian Radio-transmitter Harness Wear and Failure

    E-print Network

    Gawlik, Dale E.

    methods (polyester thread, cotton thread, and Gorilla Super GlueTM) using dummy transmitters exposed harnesses using Gorilla Super GlueTM resulted in the earliest and most consistent harness failure. Polyester times for both 7-mm- and 9-mm-wide polyester- coated rubber elastic and Gorilla Super GlueTM fastening

  11. Reduced graphene oxide coated polydimethylsiloxane film as an optoacoustic transmitter for high pressure and high frequency ultrasound generation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lee, Seok Hwan; Lee, Yongseon; Yoh, Jack J.

    2015-02-01

    We demonstrate that reduced graphene oxide coated thin polydimethylsiloxane (rGO-PDMS) film is an effective optoacoustic transmitter for generating high pressure and high frequency ultrasound, previously unattainable using other techniques. Various coatings such as rGO-Aluminum, rGO-PDMS, PDMS-alone, and aluminum-alone are deposited on the glass substrate. Under a pulsed laser excitation, rGO-PDMS transmitter generated remarkable optoacoustic pressure which is 76 times stronger than Al-alone, 5 times stronger than PDMS-alone, and 2.2 times stronger than rGO-Al transmitter. The observed signal enhancement persisted over a broadband frequency range, and thus by optimizing the thermoelasticity of PDMS film and the thermal conductivity of rGO, a promising optoacoustic wave generation was confirmed for laser-induced ultrasound applications.

  12. Space Shuttle Main Engine radio frequency emissions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rester, A. W.; Valenti, E. L.; Smith, L. R.

    1988-01-01

    Several approaches to develop a diagnostics system for monitoring the operational health of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) are being evaluated. The ultimate goal is providing protection for the SSME as well as improving ground and flight test techniques. One scenario with some potential is measuring radio frequency (RF) emissions (if present) in the exhaust plume and correlating the data to engine health. An RF emissions detection system was therefore designed, the equipment leased, and the components integrated and checked out to conduct a quick-look investigation of RF emissions in the SSME exhaust plume. The system was installed on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center, MS, and data were successfully acquired during SSME firings from May 3 to September 15, 1988. The experiments indicated that emitted radiation in the RF (20 to 470 MHz) spectrum definitely exists in the SSME exhaust plume, and is of such magnitude that it can be distinguished during the firing from background noise. Although additional efforts are necessary to assess the merit of this approach as a health monitoring technique, the potential is significant, and additional studies are recommended.

  13. Directional Radio-Frequency Identification Tag Reader

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Medelius, Pedro J.; Taylor, John D.; Henderson, John J.

    2004-01-01

    A directional radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag reader has been designed to facilitate finding a specific object among many objects in a crowded room. The device could be an adjunct to an electronic inventory system that tracks RFID-tagged objects as they move through reader-equipped doorways. Whereas commercial RFID-tag readers do not measure directions to tagged objects, the device is equipped with a phased-array antenna and a received signal-strength indicator (RSSI) circuit for measuring direction. At the beginning of operation, it is set to address only the RFID tag of interest. It then continuously transmits a signal to interrogate that tag while varying the radiation pattern of the antenna. It identifies the direction to the tag as the radiation pattern direction of peak strength of the signal returned by the tag. An approximate distance to the tag is calculated from the peak signal strength. The direction and distance can be displayed on a screen. A prototype containing a Yagi antenna was found to be capable of detecting a 915.5-MHz tag at a distance of approximately equal to 15 ft (approximately equal to 4.6 m).

  14. Detection of radio frequency interference over ocean

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tian, Xiaoxu

    The geostationary satellite television (TV) signals that are reflected off the ocean surfaces could enter the AMSR-E antenna, resulting in RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) contamination in AMSR-E 10.65 and 18.7 GHz channels. If not detected, the presence of RFI signals can result in false retrievals of oceanic environmental parameters (e.g., sea surface temperature, sea surface wind speed, rain water path) from microwave imaging radiance measurements. This study first examined the geometric relationship between the RFI source, geostationary TV satellite, and AMSR-E observation. Then a normalized Principal Component Analysis (NPCA) method is proposed and applied for RFI detection over oceans in Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)-E observations. It is found that the RFI-contaminated observations on AMSR-E descending node at 10.65 and 18.7 GHz can be successively detected near coastal areas surrounding Europe and United States continents. The results yielded from the geometric examination at another angle verify those signals detected with NPCA. The proposed NPCA algorithm is applicable in an operational environment for fast data processing and data dissemination, and is different from earlier methods, which often require a priori information.

  15. Radio Frequency Plasma Applications for Space Propulsion

    SciTech Connect

    Baity, F.W., Jr.; Barber, G.C.; Carter, M.D.; Chang-Diaz, F.R.; Goulding, R.H.; Ilin, A.V.; Jaeger, E.F.; Sparks, D.O.; Squire, J.P.

    1999-09-13

    Recent developments in solid-state radio frequency (RF) power technologies allow for the practical consideration of RF heated plasmas for space propulsion. These technologies permit the use of any electrical power source, de-couple the power and propellant sources, and allow for the effcient use of both the propellant mass and power. Effcient use of the propellant is obtained by expelling the rocket exhaust at the highest possible velocity, which can be orders of magnitude higher than those achieved in chemical rockets. Handling the hot plasma exhaust requires the use of magnetic nozzles, and the basic physics of ion detachment from the magnetic #12;eld is discussed. The plasma can be generated by RF using helicon waves to heat electrons. Further direct heating of the ions helps to reduce the line radiation losses, and the magnetic geometry is tailored to allow ion cyclotron resonance heating. RF #12;eld and ion trajectory calculations are presented to give a reasonably self-consistent picture of the ion acceleration process.

  16. 47 CFR 22.657 - Transmitter locations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Datum 1983 (NAD83). Control transmitter frequency...1983 (NAD83)): Control transmitter frequency...the system: Mobile unit ERP (watts) Minimum...transmitters with high antennas. This paragraph...1983 (NAD83)): Control transmitter...

  17. 47 CFR 22.657 - Transmitter locations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Datum 1983 (NAD83). Control transmitter frequency...1983 (NAD83)): Control transmitter frequency...the system: Mobile unit ERP (watts) Minimum...transmitters with high antennas. This paragraph...1983 (NAD83)): Control transmitter...

  18. 47 CFR 22.657 - Transmitter locations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Datum 1983 (NAD83). Control transmitter frequency...1983 (NAD83)): Control transmitter frequency...the system: Mobile unit ERP (watts) Minimum...transmitters with high antennas. This paragraph...1983 (NAD83)): Control transmitter...

  19. Cassini/RPWS: A low frequency radio imager at Saturn

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cecconi, B.; Lamy, L.; Zarka, P.

    2014-04-01

    The High Frequency Receiver (HFR) of the Radio and Plasma Waves Science experiment (RPWS) onboard Cassini is a sensitive, and versatile radio instrument. Although the radio antenna connected to this instrument have no intrinsic directivity, the HFR measurements can provide instantaneous direction of arrival, flux density and polarization degree of the observed radio waves. Hence, the HFR can be described as an full-sky radio imager. As the instrument provides direction of arrival, radio sources can be located with some assumption on the propagation between the source and the observer. Hence, it is possible to produce radio source maps and correlate them with observations at other wavelengths, such as UV or IR observations of the auroral regions of Saturn. The flux and polarization measurements together with the timefrequency shape of the radio emissions can also be used to identify the radio emission processes. We present a review of the results of the Cassini/RPWS/HFR observations since its arrival at Saturn in 2004: interpretation of the radio arc shapes and equatorial shadow zones; in-situ observations in the radio source region; comparison with other wavelengths and particle measurements; confirmation of the Cyclotron Maser Instability (CMI) as the main emission mechanism for auroral radio emissions; monitoring of the radio emission variability in time and location, etc.

  20. 77 FR 35426 - Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Devices Containing Same; Institution of...

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    2012-06-13

    ...Investigation No. 337-TA-848] Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Devices Containing...States after importation of certain radio frequency integrated circuits and devices containing...States after importation of certain radio frequency integrated circuits and devices...

  1. 78 FR 19311 - Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products And Components Thereof; Institution of...

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    2013-03-29

    ...Certain Radio Frequency Identification (``RFID'') Products And Components Thereof...certain radio frequency identification (``RFID'') products and components thereof by...certain radio frequency identification (``RFID'') products and components thereof...

  2. 48 CFR 552.211-92 - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using passive tags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...Provisions and Clauses 552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...11), insert the following clause: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...

  3. 48 CFR 552.211-92 - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using passive tags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...Provisions and Clauses 552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...11), insert the following clause: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...

  4. 77 FR 75567 - Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

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    2012-12-21

    ...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management AGENCY: National...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which...

  5. 47 CFR 2.803 - Marketing of radio frequency products prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 2013-10-01 false Marketing of radio frequency products prior to equipment authorization...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.803...

  6. 47 CFR 15.204 - External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna modifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES Intentional Radiators § 15.204 External radio frequency power amplifiers and...

  7. 47 CFR 15.204 - External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna modifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES Intentional Radiators § 15.204 External radio frequency power amplifiers and...

  8. 47 CFR 2.805 - Operation of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2014-10-01 false Operation of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.805...

  9. 47 CFR 15.204 - External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna modifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES Intentional Radiators § 15.204 External radio frequency power amplifiers and...

  10. 47 CFR 15.204 - External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna modifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES Intentional Radiators § 15.204 External radio frequency power amplifiers and...

  11. 76 FR 18652 - Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

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    2011-04-05

    ...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management AGENCY: National...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which...

  12. 48 CFR 552.211-92 - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using passive tags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...Provisions and Clauses 552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...11), insert the following clause: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...

  13. 76 FR 56984 - Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

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    2011-09-15

    ...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management AGENCY: National...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which...

  14. 48 CFR 552.211-92 - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using passive tags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...Provisions and Clauses 552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...11), insert the following clause: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...

  15. 75 FR 6818 - Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

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    2010-02-11

    ...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management AGENCY: National...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which...

  16. 78 FR 52097 - Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

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    2013-08-22

    ...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management AGENCY: National...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual...must comply with when requesting use of radio frequency spectrum. DATES: This...

  17. 75 FR 54790 - Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management

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    2010-09-09

    ...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management AGENCY: National...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual...Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management with which...

  18. 47 CFR 2.803 - Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2014-10-01 false Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.803...

  19. 47 CFR 2.805 - Operation of radio frequency products prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 2013-10-01 false Operation of radio frequency products prior to equipment authorization...COMMISSION GENERAL FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS Marketing of Radio-frequency Devices § 2.805...

  20. 47 CFR 15.204 - External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna modifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES Intentional Radiators § 15.204 External radio frequency power amplifiers and...

  1. 48 CFR 552.211-92 - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using passive tags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...Provisions and Clauses 552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) using...11), insert the following clause: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...

  2. High-power radio-frequency attenuation device

    DOEpatents

    Kerns, Q.A.; Miller, H.W.

    1981-12-30

    A resistor device for attenuating radio frequency power includes a radio frequency conductor connected to a series of fins formed of high relative magnetic permeability material. The fins are dimensional to accommodate the skin depth of the current conduction therethrough, as well as an inner heat conducting portion where current does not travel. Thermal connections for air or water cooling are provided for the inner heat conducting portions of each fin. Also disclosed is a resistor device to selectively alternate unwanted radio frequency energy in a resonant cavity.

  3. The Use of a Solid State Analog Television Transmitter as a Superconducting Electron Gun Power Amplifier

    SciTech Connect

    J.G. Kulpin, K.J. Kleman, R.A. Legg

    2012-07-01

    A solid state analog television transmitter designed for 200 MHz operation is being commissioned as a radio frequency power amplifier on the Wisconsin superconducting electron gun cavity. The amplifier consists of three separate radio frequency power combiner cabinets and one monitor and control cabinet. The transmitter employs rugged field effect transistors built into one kilowatt drawers that are individually hot swappable at maximum continuous power output. The total combined power of the transmitter system is 33 kW at 200 MHz, output through a standard coaxial transmission line. A low level radio frequency system is employed to digitally synthesize the 200 MHz signal and precisely control amplitude and phase.

  4. DEMONSTRATION BULLETIN: RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING - IIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Radio frequency heating (RFH) is a process that uses electromagnetic energy generated by radio waves to heat soil in situ, thereby potentially enhancing the performance of standard soil vapor extraction (SVE) technologies. An RFH system developed by the IIT Research Institute ...

  5. An overview of backscattered radio frequency identification system (RFID)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. V. S. Rao

    1999-01-01

    A radio frequency identification (RFID) system is a wireless communication system in which the radio link between the base station and the transponders are furnished by the modulated backscattered waves. The present paper is intended to provide a brief description of various subsystems of the RFID. The various applications of RFID are discussed. Sample results on read\\/write range for a

  6. Solar observations with a low frequency radio telescope

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Myserlis, I.; Seiradakis, J.; Dogramatzidis, M.

    2012-01-01

    We have set up a low frequency radio monitoring station for solar bursts at the Observatory of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. The station consists of a dual dipole phased array, a radio receiver and a dedicated computer with the necessary software installed. The constructed radio receiver is based on NASA's Radio Jove project. It operates continuously, since July 2010, at 20.1 MHz (close to the long-wavelength ionospheric cut-off of the radio window) with a narrow bandwidth (~5 kHz). The system is properly calibrated, so that the recorded data are expressed in antenna temperature. Despite the high interference level of an urban region like Thessaloniki (strong broadcasting shortwave radio stations, periodic experimental signals, CBs, etc), we have detected several low frequency solar radio bursts and correlated them with solar flares, X-ray events and other low frequency solar observations. The received signal is monitored in ordinary ASCII format and as audio signal, in order to investigate and exclude man-made radio interference. In order to exclude narrow band interference and calculate the spectral indices of the observed events, a second monitoring station, working at 36 MHz, is under construction at the village of Nikiforos near the town of Drama, about 130 km away of Thessaloniki. Finally, we plan to construct a third monitoring station at 58 MHz, in Thessaloniki. This frequency was revealed to be relatively free of interference, after a thorough investigation of the region.

  7. Commissioning of helium injector for coupled radio frequency quadrupole and separated function radio frequency quadrupole accelerator

    SciTech Connect

    Peng, Shixiang, E-mail: sxpeng@pku.edu.cn; Chen, Jia; Ren, Haitao; Zhao, Jie; Xu, Yuan; Zhang, Tao; Xia, Wenlong; Gao, Shuli; Wang, Zhi; Luo, Yuting; Guo, Zhiyu [SKLNPT and IHIP, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [SKLNPT and IHIP, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zhang, Ailing; Chen, Jia'er [SKLNPT and IHIP, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [SKLNPT and IHIP, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China)

    2014-02-15

    A project to study a new type of acceleration structure has been launched at Peking University, in which a traditional radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) and a separated function radio frequency quadrupole are coupled in one cavity to accelerate the He+ beam. A helium injector for this project is developed. The injector consists of a 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance ion source and a 1.16 m long low energy beam transport (LEBT). The commissioning of this injector was carried out and an onsite test was held in June 2013. A 14 mA He+ beam with the energy of 30 keV has been delivered to the end of the LEBT, where a diaphragm with the diameter of 7 mm is located. The position of the diaphragm corresponds to the entrance of the RFQ electrodes. The beam emittance and fraction were measured after the 7 mm diaphragm. Its rms emittance is about 0.14 ??mm?mrad and the fraction of He+ is about 99%.

  8. Supplying the power requirements to a sensor network using radio frequency power transfer.

    PubMed

    Percy, Steven; Knight, Chris; Cooray, Francis; Smart, Ken

    2012-01-01

    Wireless power transmission is a method of supplying power to small electronic devices when there is no wired connection. One way to increase the range of these systems is to use a directional transmitting antenna, the problem with this approach is that power can only be transmitted through a narrow beam and directly forward, requiring the transmitter to always be aligned with the sensor node position. The work outlined in this article describes the design and testing of an autonomous radio frequency power transfer system that is capable of rotating the base transmitter to track the position of sensor nodes and transferring power to that sensor node. The system's base station monitors the node's energy levels and forms a charge queue to plan charging order and maintain energy levels of the nodes. Results show a radio frequency harvesting circuit with a measured S11 value of -31.5 dB and a conversion efficiency of 39.1%. Simulation and experimentation verified the level of power transfer and efficiency. The results of this work show a small network of three nodes with different storage types powered by a central base node. PMID:23012506

  9. Supplying the Power Requirements to a Sensor Network Using Radio Frequency Power Transfer

    PubMed Central

    Percy, Steven; Knight, Chris; Cooray, Francis; Smart, Ken

    2012-01-01

    Wireless power transmission is a method of supplying power to small electronic devices when there is no wired connection. One way to increase the range of these systems is to use a directional transmitting antenna, the problem with this approach is that power can only be transmitted through a narrow beam and directly forward, requiring the transmitter to always be aligned with the sensor node position. The work outlined in this article describes the design and testing of an autonomous radio frequency power transfer system that is capable of rotating the base transmitter to track the position of sensor nodes and transferring power to that sensor node. The system's base station monitors the node's energy levels and forms a charge queue to plan charging order and maintain energy levels of the nodes. Results show a radio frequency harvesting circuit with a measured S11 value of ?31.5 dB and a conversion efficiency of 39.1%. Simulation and experimentation verified the level of power transfer and efficiency. The results of this work show a small network of three nodes with different storage types powered by a central base node. PMID:23012506

  10. Numerical modelling of a radio-frequency micro ion thruster

    E-print Network

    Tsay, Michael Meng-Tsuan

    2006-01-01

    A simple performance model is developed for an inductively-coupled radio-frequency micro ion thruster. Methods of particle and energy balance are utilized for modeling the chamber plasma discharge. A transformer model is ...

  11. Radio frequency identification (RFID) applications in semiconductor manufacturing

    E-print Network

    Cassett, David Ian, 1971-

    2004-01-01

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) has an enormous potential impact within the semiconductor supply chain, especially within semiconductor manufacturing. The end benefit of RFID will be in the mass serialization, and ...

  12. 60 FR 3942 - Regulation of Broadcast Radio Frequencies (South Africa)

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    1995-01-19

    ...of Broadcast Radio Frequencies (South Africa) ACTION: Notice--Request for proposals...two-way exchange project to assist South Africa's Independent Broadcasting Authority...Information Service (USIS) posts in South Africa in the development of the project...

  13. Radio frequency electromagnetic fields: mild hyperthermia and safety standards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John A. D’Andrea; John M. Ziriax; Eleanor R. Adair

    2007-01-01

    This chapter is a short review of literature that serves as the basis for current safe exposure recommendations by ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, 1998). and the IEEE C95.1 (IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3kHz to 300GHz, 2005) for exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMF). Covered here

  14. Radio Frequency & Microwave Energy for the Petro Chemical Industry

    E-print Network

    Raburn, R.

    --- -- ----- ------ ----~ ~ ~ CommunicarioflJ &: Powlr lndusmols RADIO FREQUENCY & MICROWAVE ENERGY FOR THE PETRO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY Rod Raburn - Senior Marketing Communications & Power Industries (Cpr) - Palo Alto California ABSTRACT Electro... be reviewed to mcet the challenges. OVERVIEW What is electromagnetic energy? Electromagnetic enerb'Y is genemted by taking conventional electricity at a frequcncy of 60 cycles/sec (Hertz) and increasing it to higher Radio Frequency (RF) or Microwave...

  15. Olfar, orbiting low frequency antennas for radio astronomy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Bentum; Chris Verhoeven; Albert-Jan Boonstra

    2009-01-01

    New interesting astronomical science drivers for very low frequency radio astronomy have emerged, ranging from studies of the astronomical dark ages, the epoch of reionization, exoplanets, to ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Huge efforts are currently made to establish low frequency Earthbound instruments, since today’s technology is able to support this. However, astronomical observations with Earth-bound radio telescopes at very low

  16. Multi-dimensional ultra-high frequency passive radio frequency identification tag antenna designs

    E-print Network

    Delichatsios, Stefanie Alkistis

    2006-01-01

    In this thesis, we present the design, simulation, and empirical evaluation of two novel multi-dimensional ultra-high frequency (UHF) passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag antennas, the Albano-Dipole antenna ...

  17. The spectral evolution of low-frequency variable radio sources

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dennison, B.; Broderick, J. J.; Odell, S. L.; Mitchell, K. J.; Altschuler, D. R.; Payne, H. E.; Condon, J. J.

    1984-01-01

    The dynamic spectra of several low frequency extragalactic radio sources are presented. The observations were made at 318, 430, 606, 880, and 1400 MHz at several different radio observatories around the U.S. Two outbursts were observed in AO 0235 + 16 at 1.4 GHz, followed by a diminished variation at the lower frequencies. The dynamic frequencies of NRAO 140, PKS 1117 + 14, DA 406, CTA 102, and 3C 454.3 do not fit the same pattern. These radio sources displayed the following characteristics: (1) departure from straight or curved spectra at the frequencies of variation; (2) no obvious frequency drifting; and (3) negligible variation at 1.4 GHz. Possible explanations for this behavior are briefly discussed.

  18. 47 CFR 95.627 - MedRadio transmitters in the 401-406 MHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...that is to participate in a MedRadio communications session. Note to paragraph (a )(6)(ii ): The rules do not specify...than a total of 150 kHz of bandwidth during such a session. Note to paragraph (d ): This provision does not preclude...

  19. Radio frequency overview of the high explosive radio telemetry project

    SciTech Connect

    Bracht, R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Dimsdle, J.; Rich, D.; Smith, F. [AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, Kansas City, MO (United States)

    1998-12-31

    High explosive radio telemetry (HERT) is a project that is being developed jointly by Los Alamos National Laboratory and AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies. The ultimate goal is to develop a small, modular telemetry system capable of high-speed detection of explosive events, with an accuracy on the order of 10 nanoseconds. The reliable telemetry of this data, from a high-speed missile trajectory, is a very challenging opportunity. All captured data must be transmitted in less than 20 microseconds of time duration. This requires a high bits/Hertz microwave telemetry modulation code to insure transmission of the data with the limited time interval available.

  20. 47 CFR 76.616 - Operation near certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. 76.616 Section 76...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. (a) The...

  1. 47 CFR 76.616 - Operation near certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. 76.616 Section 76...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. (a) The...

  2. 47 CFR 76.616 - Operation near certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. 76.616 Section 76...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. (a) The...

  3. 47 CFR 76.616 - Operation near certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. 76.616 Section 76...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. (a) The...

  4. 47 CFR 76.616 - Operation near certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. 76.616 Section 76...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE...certain aeronautical and marine emergency radio frequencies. (a) The...

  5. Low frequency follow up of radio haloes and relics in the GMRT Radio Halo Cluster Survey

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Venturi, T.; Giacintucci, S.; Dallacasa, D.; Cassano, R.; Brunetti, G.; Macario, G.; Athreya, R.

    2013-03-01

    Aims: To gain insight into the origin of diffuse radio sources in galaxy clusters and their connection with cluster merger processes, we performed GMRT low frequency observations of the radio haloes, relics and new candidates belonging to the GMRT radio Halo cluster sample first observed at 610 MHz. Our main aim was to investigate their observational properties and integrated spectra at frequencies below 610 MHz. Methods: High sensitivity imaging was performed using the GMRT at 325 MHz and 240 MHz. The properties of the diffuse emission in each cluster were compared to our 610 MHz images and/or literature information available at other frequencies, in order to derive the integrated spectra over a wide frequency range. Results: Cluster radio haloes form a composite class in terms of spectral properties. Beyond the classical radio haloes, whose spectral index ? is in the range ~1.2 ÷ 1.3 (S ? ?- ?), we found sources with ? ~ 1.6 ÷ 1.9. This result supports the idea that the spectra of the radiating particles in radio haloes is not universal and that inefficient mechanisms of particle acceleration are responsible for their origin. We also found a variety of brightness distributions, i.e. both centrally peaked and clumpy haloes. Even though the thermal and relativistic plasma tend to occupy the same cluster volume, in some cases a positional shift between the radio and X-ray peaks of emission is evident. Our observations also revealed diffuse cluster sources that cannot be easily classified as either haloes or relics. New candidate relics were found in A 1300 and in A 1682, and in some clusters "bridges" of radio emission have been detected, connecting the relic and radio halo emission. Finally, by combining our new data with information in the literature, we derived the Log LX - Log P325 MHz correlation for radio haloes, and investigated the possible correlation of the spectral index of radio haloes with the temperature of the intracluster medium.

  6. On the Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation for Frequency Hopping Burst Mode Mobile Radio

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    Yýlmaz, �zgür

    On the Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation for Frequency Hopping Burst Mode Mobile Radio G¨okhan M evaluate the Cramer-Rao bounds (CRB) for the estimation of the carrier frequency offset (CFO) for general QAM modulations with no knowledge of the transmitted sequence (blind operation) in frequency hopping

  7. Design of a fiber-optic transmitter for microwave analog transmission with high phase stability

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    Logan, R. T., Jr.; Lutes, G. F.; Primas, L. E.; Maleki, L.

    1990-01-01

    The principal considerations in the design of fiber-optic transmitters for highly phase-stable radio frequency and microwave analog transmission are discussed. Criteria for a fiber-optic transmitter design with improved amplitude and phase-noise performance are developed through consideration of factors affecting the phase noise, including low-frequency laser-bias supply noise, the magnitude and proximity of external reflections into the laser, and temperature excursions of the laser-transmitter package.

  8. INACTIVATION OF SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE USING RADIO FREQUENCY ELECTRIC FIELDS

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    The application of radio frequency (RF) electric fields was investigated as a nonthermal alternative to thermal inactivation of microorganisms in liquids. A novel RF system was developed and produced frequencies in the range of 20 kHz to 60 kHz. Electric field strengths of 20 kV/cm and 30 kV/cm we...

  9. Characteristics of Radio-Frequency Circuits Utilizing Ferroelectric Capacitors

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    Eskridge, Michael; Gui, Xiao; MacLeod, Todd; Ho, Fat D.

    2011-01-01

    Ferroelectric capacitors, most commonly used in memory circuits and variable components, were studied in simple analog radio-frequency circuits such as the RLC resonator and Colpitts oscillator. The goal was to characterize the RF circuits in terms of frequency of oscillation, gain, etc, using ferroelectric capacitors. Frequencies of oscillation of both circuits were measured and studied a more accurate resonant frequency can be obtained using the ferroelectric capacitors. Many experiments were conducted and data collected. A model to simulate the experimental results will be developed. Discrepancies in gain and frequency in these RF circuits when conventional capacitors are replaced with ferroelectric ones were studied. These results will enable circuit designers to anticipate the effects of using ferroelectric components in their radio- frequency applications.

  10. Magnetoreception in birds: the effect of radio-frequency fields.

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    Wiltschko, Roswitha; Thalau, Peter; Gehring, Dennis; Nießner, Christine; Ritz, Thorsten; Wiltschko, Wolfgang

    2015-02-01

    The avian magnetic compass, probably based on radical pair processes, works only in a narrow functional window around the local field strength, with cryptochrome 1a as most likely receptor molecule. Radio-frequency fields in the MHz range have been shown to disrupt the birds' orientation, yet the nature of this interference is still unclear. In an immuno-histological study, we tested whether the radio-frequency fields interfere with the photoreduction of cryptochrome, but this does not seem to be the case. In behavioural studies, birds were not able to adjust to radio-frequency fields like they are able to adjust to static fields outside the normal functional range: neither a 2-h pre-exposure in a 7.0 MHz field, 480 nT, nor a 7-h pre-exposure in a 1.315 MHz field, 15 nT, allowed the birds to regain their orientation ability. This inability to adjust to radio-frequency fields suggests that these fields interfere directly with the primary processes of magnetoreception and therefore disable the avian compass as long as they are present. They do not have lasting adverse after-effects, however, as birds immediately after exposure to a radio-frequency field were able to orient in the local geomagnetic field. PMID:25540238

  11. 47 CFR 95.627 - MedRadio transmitters in the 401-406 MHz band.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...associated with medical body-worn devices, regardless...a frequency monitoring system as set forth in paragraph...intended to be implanted in a human body, radiated emissions and...a Commission-approved human body simulator and test...

  12. Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radios Based on Multiple Cyclic Frequencies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jarmo Lundén; Visa Koivunen; Anu Huttunenand; H. Vincent Poor

    2007-01-01

    Cognitive radios sense the radio spectrum in order to find unused frequency\\u000abands and use them in an agile manner. Transmission by the primary user must be\\u000adetected reliably even in the low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regime and in the\\u000aface of shadowing and fading. Communication signals are typically\\u000acyclostationary, and have many periodic statistical properties related to the\\u000asymbol

  13. AURA—A radio frequency extension to IceCube

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    Landsman, H.; Ruckman, L.; Varner, G. S.; IceCube Collaboration

    2009-06-01

    The excellent radio frequency (RF) transparency of cold polar ice, combined with the coherent Cherenkov emission produced by neutrino-induced showers when viewed at wavelengths longer than a few centimeters, has spurred considerable interest in a large-scale radio-wave neutrino detector array. The AURA (Askaryan Under-ice Radio Array) experimental effort, within the IceCube collaboration, seeks to take advantage of the opportunity presented by IceCube [A. Karle, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A (2009), this issue, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2009.03.180. [1]; A. Achtenberg et al., The IceCube Collaboration, Astropart. Phys. 26 (2006) 155 [2

  14. The low-frequency radio catalog of flat spectrum sources

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    Massaro, F; D'Abrusco, R; Masetti, N; Paggi, A; Cowperthwaite, P S; Tosti, G; Funk, S

    2015-01-01

    A well known property of the gamma-ray sources detected by COS-B in the 1970s, by the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory in the 1990s and recently by the Fermi observations is the presence of radio counterparts, in particular for those associated to extragalactic objects. This observational evidence is the basis of the radio-gamma-ray connection established for the class of active galactic nuclei known as blazars. In particular, the main spectral property of the radio counterparts associated with gamma-ray blazars is that they show a flat spectrum in the GHz frequency range. Our recent analysis dedicated to search blazar-like candidates as potential counterparts for the unidentified gamma-ray sources (UGSs) allowed us to extend the radio-gamma-ray connection in the MHz regime. We also showed that below 1 GHz blazars maintain flat radio spectra. Thus on the basis of these new results, we assembled a low-frequency radio catalog of flat spectrum sources built by combining the radio observations of the Westerbork Nort...

  15. Dual radio frequency plasma source: Understanding via electrical asymmetry effect

    SciTech Connect

    Bora, B. [Departamento de Plasma Termonuclear, Comision Chilena de Energia Nuclear (CCHEN), Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile); Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Bhuyan, H.; Favre, M.; Wyndham, E. [Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Wong, C. S. [Plasma Technology Research Centre, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2013-04-21

    On the basis of the global model, the influences of driving voltage and frequency on electron heating in geometrically symmetrical dual capacitively coupled radio frequency plasma have been investigated. Consistent with the experimental and simulation results, non-monotonic behavior of dc self bias and plasma heating with increasing high frequency is observed. In addition to the local maxima of plasma parameters for the integer values of the ratio between the frequencies ({xi}), ourstudies also predict local maxima for odd integer values of 2{xi} as a consequence of the electrical asymmetry effect produced by dual frequency voltage sources.

  16. Recycled Pulsars Discovered at High Radio Frequency

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    R. T. Edwards; M. Bailes

    2001-02-02

    We present the timing parameters of nine pulsars discovered in a survey of intermediate Galactic latitudes at 1400 MHz with the Parkes radio telescope. Eight of these pulsars possess small pulse periods and period derivatives thought to be indicative of ``recycling''. Six of the pulsars are in circular binary systems, including two with relatively massive white dwarf companions. We discuss the implications of these new systems for theories of binary formation and evolution. One long-period pulsar (J1410-7404) has a moderately weak magnetic field and an exceedingly narrow average pulse profile, similar to other recycled pulsars.

  17. Radio frequency dc-dc power conversion

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    Rivas, Juan, 1976-

    2007-01-01

    THIS THESIS addresses the development of system architectures and circuit topologies for dc-dc power conversion at very high frequencies. The systems architectures that are developed are structured to overcome limitations ...

  18. Black Phosphorus Radio-Frequency Transistors

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    Wang, Han; Wang, Xiaomu; Xia, Fengnian; Wang, Luhao; Jiang, Hao; Xia, Qiangfei; Chin, Matthew L.; Dubey, Madan; Han, Shu-jen

    2014-11-01

    Few-layer and thin film forms of layered black phosphorus (BP) have recently emerged as a promising material for applications in high performance nanoelectronics and infrared optoelectronics. Layered BP thin film offers a moderate bandgap of around 0.3 eV and high carrier mobility, leading to transistors with decent on-off ratio and high on-state current density. Here, we demonstrate the gigahertz frequency operation of black phosphorus field-effect transistors for the first time. The BP transistors demonstrated here show excellent current saturation with an on-off ratio exceeding 2000. We achieved a current density in excess of 270 mA/mm and DC transconductance above 180 mS/mm for hole conduction. Using standard high frequency characterization techniques, we measured a short-circuit current-gain cut-off frequency fT of 12 GHz and a maximum oscillation frequency fmax of 20 GHz in 300 nm channel length devices. BP devices may offer advantages over graphene transistors for high frequency electronics in terms of voltage and power gain due to the good current saturation properties arising from their finite bandgap, thus enabling the future ubiquitous transistor technology that can operate in the multi-GHz frequency range and beyond.

  19. Black phosphorus radio-frequency transistors.

    PubMed

    Wang, Han; Wang, Xiaomu; Xia, Fengnian; Wang, Luhao; Jiang, Hao; Xia, Qiangfei; Chin, Matthew L; Dubey, Madan; Han, Shu-jen

    2014-11-12

    Few-layer and thin film forms of layered black phosphorus (BP) have recently emerged as a promising material for applications in high performance nanoelectronics and infrared optoelectronics. Layered BP thin films offer a moderate bandgap of around 0.3 eV and high carrier mobility, which lead to transistors with decent on-off ratios and high on-state current densities. Here, we demonstrate the gigahertz frequency operation of BP field-effect transistors for the first time. The BP transistors demonstrated here show respectable current saturation with an on-off ratio that exceeds 2 × 10(3). We achieved a current density in excess of 270 mA/mm and DC transconductance above 180 mS/mm for hole conduction. Using standard high frequency characterization techniques, we measured a short-circuit current-gain cutoff frequency fT of 12 GHz and a maximum oscillation frequency fmax of 20 GHz in 300 nm channel length devices. BP devices may offer advantages over graphene transistors for high frequency electronics in terms of voltage and power gain due to the good current saturation properties arising from their finite bandgap, thus can be considered as a promising candidate for the future high performance thin film electronics technology for operation in the multi-GHz frequency range and beyond. PMID:25347787

  20. Multi-Band (K- Q- and E-Band) Multi-Tone Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizer for Radio Wave Propagation Studies

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    Simons, Rainee N.; Wintucky, Edwin G.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the design and test results of a multi-band multi-tone millimeter-wave frequency synthesizer, based on a solid-state frequency comb generator. The intended application of the synthesizer is in a space-borne transmitter for radio wave atmospheric studies at K-band (18 to 26.5 GHz), Q-band (37 to 42 GHz), and E-band (71 to 76 GHz). These studies would enable the design of robust multi-Gbps data rate space-to-ground satellite communication links. Lastly, the architecture for a compact multi-tone beacon transmitter, which includes a high frequency synthesizer, a polarizer, and a conical horn antenna, has been investigated for a notional CubeSat based space-to-ground radio wave propagation experiment.

  1. Detecting Rot in Power Poles with Radio Frequency Scanning

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    Steele, P. H.; Cooper, J. E.

    2004-02-01

    The potential for detecting rot in power poles with a radio frequency method was tested. Five pentachlorophenol-treated pole sections containing both sound and decayed wood were obtained from out-of-service power poles. Sections were conditioned in 12-percent equilibrium moisture content (EMC) conditions for 12 months prior to testing. Pole sections were scanned over their length by a laboratory prototype that applied 250, 500 and 2000 kHz radio frequency signals to opposed 1-inch diameter metal electrodes in contact with the pole surface. Each capacitor pair scanned each pole cross sectionally at multiple positions along pole longitudinal axis. Signal voltage attenuation and phase shift values for sound and decayed wood sections were recorded. Radio frequency signals for sound wood were compared to those of decayed wood. Radio frequency signals of 2000 kHz yielded the greatest difference in attenuation and phase shift response between sound and decayed wood. For even the best-performing 2000 kHz signal, evaluation of attenuation appeared to be an impractical means to differentiate sound from decayed wood. However, phase shift performed consistently in differentiating sound from decayed wood and, for signal frequencies of 2000 kHz and above, appears to have considerable potential for this purpose.

  2. A reconfigurable multi-mode multi-band transmitter with integrated frequency synthesizer for short-range wireless communication

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    Nan, Qi; Fan, Chen; Lingwei, Zhang; Xiaoman, Wang; Baoyong, Chi

    2013-09-01

    A reconfigurable multi-mode direct-conversion transmitter (TX) with integrated frequency synthesizer (FS) is presented. The TX as well as the FS is designed with a flexible architecture and frequency plan, which helps to support all the 433/868/915 MHz ISM band signals, with the reconfigurable bandwidth from 250 kHz to 2 MHz. In order to save power and chip area, only one 1.8 GHz VCO is adopted to cover the whole frequency range. All the operation modes can be regulated in real time by configuring the integrated register-bank through an SPI interface. Implemented in 180 nm CMOS, the FS achieves a frequency coverage of 320-460 MHz and 620-920 MHz. The lowest phase noise can be -107 dBc/Hz at a 100 kHz offset and -126 dBc/Hz at a 1 MHz offset. The transmitter features a + 10.2 dBm peak output power with a +9.5 dBm 1-dB-compression point and 250 kHz/500 kHz/1 MHz/2 MHz reconfigurable signal bandwidth.

  3. The Low-Frequency Environment of the Murchison Widefield Array: Radio-Frequency Interference Analysis and Mitigation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Offringa, A. R.; Wayth, R. B.; Hurley-Walker, N.; Kaplan, D. L.; Barry, N.; Beardsley, A. P.; Bell, M. E.; Bernardi, G.; Bowman, J. D.; Briggs, F.; Callingham, J. R.; Cappallo, R. J.; Carroll, P.; Deshpande, A. A.; Dillon, J. S.; Dwarakanath, K. S.; Ewall-Wice, A.; Feng, L.; For, B.-Q.; Gaensler, B. M.; Greenhill, L. J.; Hancock, P.; Hazelton, B. J.; Hewitt, J. N.; Hindson, L.; Jacobs, D. C.; Johnston-Hollitt, M.; Kapi?ska, A. D.; Kim, H.-S.; Kittiwisit, P.; Lenc, E.; Line, J.; Loeb, A.; Lonsdale, C. J.; McKinley, B.; McWhirter, S. R.; Mitchell, D. A.; Morales, M. F.; Morgan, E.; Morgan, J.; Neben, A. R.; Oberoi, D.; Ord, S. M.; Paul, S.; Pindor, B.; Pober, J. C.; Prabu, T.; Procopio, P.; Riding, J.; Udaya Shankar, N.; Sethi, S.; Srivani, K. S.; Staveley-Smith, L.; Subrahmanyan, R.; Sullivan, I. S.; Tegmark, M.; Thyagarajan, N.; Tingay, S. J.; Trott, C. M.; Webster, R. L.; Williams, A.; Williams, C. L.; Wu, C.; Wyithe, J. S.; Zheng, Q.

    2015-03-01

    The Murchison Widefield Array is a new low-frequency interferometric radio telescope built in Western Australia at one of the locations of the future Square Kilometre Array. We describe the automated radio-frequency interference detection strategy implemented for the Murchison Widefield Array, which is based on the aoflagger platform, and present 72-231 MHz radio-frequency interference statistics from 10 observing nights. Radio-frequency interference detection removes 1.1% of the data. Radio-frequency interference from digital TV is observed 3% of the time due to occasional ionospheric or atmospheric propagation. After radio-frequency interference detection and excision, almost all data can be calibrated and imaged without further radio-frequency interference mitigation efforts, including observations within the FM and digital TV bands. The results are compared to a previously published Low-Frequency Array radio-frequency interference survey. The remote location of the Murchison Widefield Array results in a substantially cleaner radio-frequency interference environment compared to Low-Frequency Array's radio environment, but adequate detection of radio-frequency interference is still required before data can be analysed. We include specific recommendations designed to make the Square Kilometre Array more robust to radio-frequency interference, including: the availability of sufficient computing power for radio-frequency interference detection; accounting for radio-frequency interference in the receiver design; a smooth band-pass response; and the capability of radio-frequency interference detection at high time and frequency resolution (second and kHz-scale respectively).

  4. Radio frequency watermarking for OFDM wireless networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John E. Kleider; Steve Gifford; Scott Chuprun; Bruce Fette

    2004-01-01

    In this work, we apply watermarking to the physical layer of the wireless baseband modulation waveform, with the motivation to improve flexibility and efficiency of authentication processes in a secure wireless network. We present two baseband watermarking methods, called constellation dithering (CD) and baud dithering (BD), applied to orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). We provide the watermark detection and capacity

  5. Radio frequency noise from clinical linear accelerators

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    Burke, B.; Lamey, M.; Rathee, S.; Murray, B.; Fallone, B. G.

    2009-04-01

    There is a great deal of interest in image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and to advance the state of IGRT, an integrated linear accelerator-magnetic resonance (linac-MR) system has been proposed. Knowledge of the radiofrequency (RF) emissions near a linac is important for the design of appropriate RF shielding to facilitate the successful integration of these two devices. The frequency spectra of both electric and magnetic fields of RF emission are measured using commercially available measurement probes near the treatment couch in three clinical linac vaults with distinct physical layouts. The magnitude spectrum of the RF power emitted from these three linacs is then estimated. The electric field spectrum was also measured at several distances from the linac modulator in order to assess the effects of variations in spatial location in the treatment vault. A large fraction of RF power is emitted at frequencies below 5 MHz. However, the measured RF power at the Larmor frequency (8.5 MHz) of the proposed 0.2 T MR in the linac-MR (0.4-14.6 µW m-2) is still large enough to cause artifacts in MR images. Magnetron-based linacs generally emit much larger RF power than klystron-based linacs. In the frequency range of 1-50 MHz, only slight variation in the measured electric field is observed as a function of measurement position. This study suggests that the RF emissions are strong enough to cause image artifacts in MRI systems.

  6. A radio-frequency sheath model for complex waveforms

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    Turner, M. M.; Chabert, P.

    2014-04-01

    Plasma sheaths driven by radio-frequency voltages occur in contexts ranging from plasma processing to magnetically confined fusion experiments. An analytical understanding of such sheaths is therefore important, both intrinsically and as an element in more elaborate theoretical structures. Radio-frequency sheaths are commonly excited by highly anharmonic waveforms, but no analytical model exists for this general case. We present a mathematically simple sheath model that is in good agreement with earlier models for single frequency excitation, yet can be solved for arbitrary excitation waveforms. As examples, we discuss dual-frequency and pulse-like waveforms. The model employs the ansatz that the time-averaged electron density is a constant fraction of the ion density. In the cases we discuss, the error introduced by this approximation is small, and in general it can be quantified through an internal consistency condition of the model. This simple and accurate model is likely to have wide application.

  7. A radio-frequency sheath model for complex waveforms

    SciTech Connect

    Turner, M. M. [School of Physical Sciences and National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology, Dublin City University, Dublin 9 (Ireland); Chabert, P. [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ecole Polytechnique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris XI, 91128 Palaiseau (France)

    2014-04-21

    Plasma sheaths driven by radio-frequency voltages occur in contexts ranging from plasma processing to magnetically confined fusion experiments. An analytical understanding of such sheaths is therefore important, both intrinsically and as an element in more elaborate theoretical structures. Radio-frequency sheaths are commonly excited by highly anharmonic waveforms, but no analytical model exists for this general case. We present a mathematically simple sheath model that is in good agreement with earlier models for single frequency excitation, yet can be solved for arbitrary excitation waveforms. As examples, we discuss dual-frequency and pulse-like waveforms. The model employs the ansatz that the time-averaged electron density is a constant fraction of the ion density. In the cases we discuss, the error introduced by this approximation is small, and in general it can be quantified through an internal consistency condition of the model. This simple and accurate model is likely to have wide application.

  8. Unexpected Very Low Frequency (VLF) Radio Events Recorded by the Ionospheric Satellite DEMETER

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    Parrot, M.; Berthelier, J. J.; Blecki, J.; Brochot, J. Y.; Hobara, Y.; Lagoutte, D.; Lebreton, J. P.; N?mec, F.; Onishi, T.; Pinçon, J. L.; Píša, D.; Santolík, O.; Sauvaud, J. A.; Slominska, E.

    2015-02-01

    DEMETER was a low Earth orbiting microsatellite in operation between July 2004 and December 2010. Its scientific objective was the study of ionospheric perturbations in relation to seismic activity and man-made activities. Its payload was designed to measure electromagnetic waves over a large frequency range as well as ionospheric plasma parameters (electron and ion densities, fluxes of energetic charged particles). This paper will show both expected and unusual events recorded by the satellite when it was in operation. These latter events have been selected from the DEMETER database because they are rare or even have never been observed before, because they have a very high intensity, or because they are related to abnormalities of the experiments under particular plasma conditions. Some events are related to man-made radio waves emitted by VLF ground-based transmitters or power line harmonic radiation. Natural waves, such as atypical quasi-periodic emissions or uncommon whistlers, are also shown.

  9. Computer simulations of ions in radio-frequency traps

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Williams, A.; Prestage, J. D.; Maleki, L.; Djomehri, J.; Harabetian, E.

    1990-01-01

    The motion of ions in a trapped-ion frequency standard affects the stability of the standard. In order to study the motion and structures of large ion clouds in a radio-frequency (RF) trap, a computer simulation of the system that incorporates the effect of thermal excitation of the ions was developed. Results are presented from the simulation for cloud sizes up to 512 ions, emphasizing cloud structures in the low-temperature regime.

  10. Stabilization of magnetohydrodynamic modes by applied radio-frequency waves

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. A. D'Ippolito; J. R. Myra

    1986-01-01

    A kinetic theory describing the nonlinear interaction of radio-frequency waves with low-frequency magnetohydrodynamic modes is presented. The calculation of the nonlinear force density on a fluid element includes both ponderomotive and sideband mode coupling terms and allows arbitrary rf wave polarization. Electromagnetic effects and wave--particle interactions are retained in the analysis. The influence of the nonlinear force on magnetohydrodynamic plasma

  11. Stabilization of magnetohydrodynamic modes by applied radio-frequency waves

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. A. D’Ippolito; J. R. Myra

    1986-01-01

    A kinetic theory describing the nonlinear interaction of radio-frequency waves with low-frequency magnetohydrodynamic modes is presented. The calculation of the nonlinear force density on a fluid element includes both ponderomotive and sideband mode coupling terms and allows arbitrary rf wave polarization. Electromagnetic effects and wave–particle interactions are retained in the analysis. The influence of the nonlinear force on magnetohydrodynamic plasma

  12. Radio frequency power system for inductive heating in ion sources

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. W. Kwan; G. J. de Vries; G. D. Ackerman; M. D. Williams

    1993-01-01

    In the past large ion sources have been operated with filaments in conjunction with a high current arc. Tungsten filaments used in this application have a potential disadvantage of undesirable short life times, and they tend to contaminate the source with tungsten deposits. At Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory we have applied radio frequency (RF) induction to a multicusp negative ion source

  13. Radio frequency and infrared drying of sized textile warp yarns

    SciTech Connect

    Ruddick, H.G. (West Point Foundry and Machine Co., GA (USA))

    1990-11-01

    Drying sized textile warp yarns without contacting the warp is easily accomplished by either radio frequency or infrared techniques. Although the process is more expensive than conventional drying, the substantial savings accrued during subsequent weaving and finishing of the cloth can help keep the US textile industry competitive and support electrical load. 5 refs., 8 figs., 14 tabs.

  14. Radio Frequency Telemetry System for Sensors and Actuators

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Simons, Rainee N. (Inventor); Miranda, Felix A. (Inventor)

    2003-01-01

    The present invention discloses and teaches apparatus for combining Radio Frequency (RF) technology with novel micro-inductor antennas and signal processing circuits for RF telemetry of real time, measured data, from microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors, through electromagnetic coupling with a remote poweringheceiving device. Such technology has many applications, but is especially useful in the biomedical area.

  15. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Stakeholder Meeting Dallas, Texas

    E-print Network

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Stakeholder Meeting Dallas, Texas August 23, 2005. · RFID system will need to be able to track multiple transporters/shippers and storage in warehouses) research determined that RFID alone will not produce 100% read rate; need multiple sensors, e

  16. Surface Studies on Niobium for Superconductivity Radio Frequency (SRF) Accelerator

    E-print Network

    Shaw, Leah B.

    Surface Studies on Niobium for Superconductivity Radio Frequency (SRF) Accelerator Hui Tian College Kelley, Professor of Applied Science Abstract Niobium rf superconductivity is a nanoscale, near employed treatment-BCP on polycrystalline niobium sheet over a range of realistic solution flow rates has

  17. Radio-frequency energy in fusion power generation

    SciTech Connect

    Lawson, J.Q.; Becraft, W.R.; Hoffman, D.J.

    1983-01-01

    The history of radio-frequency (rf) energy in fusion experiments is reviewed, and the status of current efforts is described. Potential applications to tasks other than plasma heating are described, as are the research and development needs of rf energy technology.

  18. 29. View of typical radio frequency monitor group electronic tubetype ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    29. View of typical radio frequency monitor group electronic tube-type cabinet. System is water-cooled with antenna assist. - Clear Air Force Station, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Site II, One mile west of mile marker 293.5 on Parks Highway, 5 miles southwest of Anderson, Anderson, Denali Borough, AK

  19. Quartz antenna for radio frequency ion source operation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Lee; R. A. Gough; K. N. Leung; L. T. Perkins; D. S. Pickard; J. Vujic; L. K. Wu; M. Olivo; H. Einenkel

    1998-01-01

    Radio-frequency (rf) driven multicusp ion sources developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use an internal induction coil (antenna) for plasma generation. The copper rf-antenna with a thin layer of porcelain coating, which is presently used, cannot fully satisfy the increasing demands on source cleanliness and antenna lifetime under high power cw or pulsed operation in applications where water cooling

  20. Development of radio frequency treatments for dried pulses

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Chemical fumigants are typically used to disinfest dried pulses of insect pests before shipment to importing countries, but the industry is exploring non-chemical alternatives. One possible alternative is the use of radio frequency (RF) energy to rapidly heat product to insecticidal levels. The cowp...

  1. Power Supplies and Radio Frequency Department at Culham

    E-print Network

    Power Supplies and Radio Frequency Department at Culham Culham Centre for Fusion Energy #12;We employ over 70 power electrical and power electronic engineers and technicians. The department supplies power to the JET and MAST nuclear fusion experiments at Culham. Culham is fed from the grid at 400k

  2. Radio frequency telemetry system for sensors and actuators

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Simons, Rainee N. (Inventor); Miranda, Felix A. (Inventor)

    2003-01-01

    The present invention discloses and teaches apparatus for combining Radio Frequency (RF) technology with novel micro-inductor antennas and signal processing circuits for RF telemetry of real time, measured data, from microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors, through electromagnetic coupling with a remote powering/receiving device. Such technology has many applications, but is especially useful in the biomedical area.

  3. Time-resolved optical diagnostics of radio frequency plasmas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard A. Gottscho; M. L. Mandich

    1985-01-01

    Radio frequency plasmas are widely employed in the microelectronics industry because they provide a means for anisotropic fabrication of microscopic patterns under low temperature conditions. Many of the engineering aspects of plasma processing can be understood in terms of a modified chemical vapor transport theory. In this theory, the transport of reactants and products is driven by gradients in concentration

  4. A radio frequency biosensor with gold nanoparticle probes

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    J. H. Chien; Y. T. Cheng; P. Y. Wang; C. R. Yang; P. H. Chen

    2006-01-01

    A radio frequency identification (RFID) DNA sensing system was developed in this study. This system included a reader and a sensing tag that used three components to establish RLC circuits. These three components were a passive RFID chip, an antenna as an inductor, and a biosensor as a capacitor. The antenna and the biosensor were manufactured by a standard Microelectromechanical

  5. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT: RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING, KAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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    A demonstration of KAI Technologies in-situ radio frequency heating system for soil treatment was conducted from January 1994 to July 1994 at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. This demonstration was conducted as a joint effort between the USEPA and the USAF. The technol...

  6. MICROWAVE AND RADIO-FREQUENCY POWER APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A brief review is presented of potential applications for radio-frequency and microwave power applications in agriculture. Included are applications for stored-product insect control, seed treatment to improve germination and seedling performance, conditioning of products to improve nutritional val...

  7. Determining radio frequency heating uniformity in mixed beans for disinfestations

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    Our laboratory collaborates with USDA-ARS in Parlier, CA in developing thermal treatments based on radio frequency (RF) energy for insect control in legumes to meet postharvest phytosanitary regulations for international market. Our current study focuses on lentils and chickpeas that are two importa...

  8. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT: RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING, KAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    EPA Science Inventory

    A demonstration of KAI Technologies in-situ radio frequency heating system for soil treatment was conducted from January 1994 to July 1994 at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. his demonstration was conducted as a joint effort between the USEPA and the USAF. he technolog...

  9. Radio frequency analog electronics based on carbon nanotube transistors

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    Coskun Kocabas; Hoon-Sik Kim; Tony Banks; John A. Rogers; Aaron A. Pesetski; James E. Baumgardner; S. V. Krishnaswamy; Hong Zhang

    2008-01-01

    The potential to exploit single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in advanced electronics represents a continuing, major source of interest in these materials. However, scalable integration of SWNTs into circuits is challenging because of difficulties in controlling the geometries, spatial positions, and electronic properties of individual tubes. We have implemented solutions to some of these challenges to yield radio frequency (RF) SWNT

  10. Optical Programmable Radio Frequency Matched Filtering Using Photorefractive Effect

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    Byoungho Lee

    1993-01-01

    In this thesis the feasibility of optical programmable radio frequency (rf) matched filtering using the photorefractive effect is studied. The optical rf matched filter system proposed in this thesis is based on the use of a photorefractive crystal with a unique interface that provides easy input of rf signals for programming and for the correlation operation. The rf signals are

  11. Localized radio frequency communication using asynchronous transfer mode protocol

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    Witzke, Edward L. (Edgewood, NM); Robertson, Perry J. (Albuquerque, NM); Pierson, Lyndon G. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2007-08-14

    A localized wireless communication system for communication between a plurality of circuit boards, and between electronic components on the circuit boards. Transceivers are located on each circuit board and electronic component. The transceivers communicate with one another over spread spectrum radio frequencies. An asynchronous transfer mode protocol controls communication flow with asynchronous transfer mode switches located on the circuit boards.

  12. SOME UNSOLVED CHALLENGES IN RADIO-FREQUENCY HEATING AND

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    parameters, and synergistic effects between current drive and alpha channeling. These challenges in the electronic version. I. INTRODUCTION There are many methods by which radio-frequency (rf) waves drive dense. Such an optimized tokamak, hot, but not dense, might still have similar fusion reactivity, which

  13. Radio frequency electric fields as a nonthermal process

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    An overview is presented of the current state of art in microbial inactivation in food products by radio frequency electric fields (RFEF) processing. Critical process parameters determining inactivation are discussed. Some issues are offered that need further investigation in order to commercialize ...

  14. How can radio frequency identification technology impact nursing practice?

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    Billingsley, Luanne; Wyld, David

    2014-12-01

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can save nurses time, improve quality of care, en hance patient and staff safety, and decrease costs. However, without a better understanding of these systems and their benefits to patients and hospitals, nurses may be slower to recommend, implement, or adopt RFID technology into practice. PMID:25695118

  15. Radio-frequency and microwave energies, magnetic and electric fields

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    Michaelson, S. M.

    1975-01-01

    The biological effects of radio frequency, including microwave, radiation are considered. Effects on body temperature, the eye, reproductive systems, internal organs, blood cells, the cardiovascular system, and the central nervous system are included. Generalized effects of electric and magnetic fields are also discussed. Experimentation with animals and clinical studies on humans are cited, and possible mechanisms of the effects observed are suggested.

  16. MICROWAVE AND RADIO FREQUENCY POWER APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The potential for agricultural applications of radio-frequency (RF) energy for the solution of various problems in agricultural production, crop handling and storage, and product preservation and conditioning has been considered for many years. With the development of economical microwave power equ...

  17. Radio Frequency Spectra of 388 Bright 74 MHz Sources

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    J. F. Helmboldt; N. E. Kassim; A. S. Cohen; W. M. Lane; T. J. Lazio

    2007-07-23

    As a service to the community, we have compiled radio frequency spectra from the literature for all sources within the VLA Low Frequency Sky Survey (VLSS) that are brighter than 15 Jy at 74 MHz. Over 160 references were used to maximize the amount of spectral data used in the compilation of the spectra, while also taking care to determine the corrections needed to put the flux densities from all reference on the same absolute flux density scale. With the new VLSS data, we are able to vastly improve upon previous efforts to compile spectra of bright radio sources to frequencies below 100 MHz because (1) the VLSS flux densities are more reliable than those from some previous low frequency surveys and (2) the VLSS covers a much larger area of the sky (declination >-30 deg.) than many other low frequency surveys (e.g., the 8C survey). In this paper, we discuss how the spectra were constructed and how parameters quantifying the shapes of the spectra were derived. Both the spectra and the shape parameters are made available here to assist in the calibration of observations made with current and future low frequency radio facilities.

  18. Radio-frequency single-electron refrigerator.

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    Pekola, Jukka P; Giazotto, Francesco; Saira, Olli-Pentti

    2007-01-19

    We propose a cyclic refrigeration principle based on mesoscopic electron transport. Synchronous sequential tunneling of electrons in a Coulomb-blockaded device, a normal metal-superconductor single-electron box, results in a cooling power of approximately k(B)T x f at temperature T over a wide range of cycle frequencies f. Electrostatic work, done by the gate voltage source, removes heat from the Coulomb island with an efficiency of approximately k(B)T/Delta, where Delta is the superconducting gap parameter. The performance is not affected significantly by nonidealities, for instance by offset charges. We propose ways of characterizing the system and of its practical implementation. PMID:17358719

  19. Surveying abandoned mine shafts with Remote Radio Transmitter EM methods and Selfpotential

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    Bosch, F. P.; Gurk, M.

    2009-04-01

    Abandoned near subsurface mining constructions from the 19th and early 20th century in urbanized areas placed upon former ore mines near the city of Aachen (Germany), as well as in many other regions of the world, provide hazardous risks concerning possible collapses. In many cases, the exact locations of such constructions are not known anymore. For instance, to map covered shafts of one meter diameter on large survey areas, high resolution methods with rapid measurement progress are necessary. Enhanced developments of the traditional Very Low Frequency (VLF) technique such as VLF-gradient and Radiomagnetotellurics (RMT) fulfill these requirements. Continuous ground-contactless VLF-gradient survey quickly provides maps indicating the lateral electric resistivity heterogeneity distribution. Inversions of RMT data provide 2D-resistivity-depth sections and also the interpretation of Self-Potential data gives information about the nature of the VLF-gradient anomalies. The successful combination of the three methods for detecting mineshafts near to the city if Aachen is presented for both an electromagnetic undisturbed and noisy location.

  20. "Magic" radio-frequency dressing for trapped atomic microwave clocks

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    Kazakov, Georgy A

    2014-01-01

    It has been proposed to use magnetically trapped atomic ensembles to enhance the interrogation time in microwave clocks. To mitigate the perturbing effects of the magnetic trap, "near-magic field" configurations are employed, where the involved clock transition becomes independent of the atoms potential energy to first order. Still, higher order effects are a dominating source for dephasing, limiting the perfomance of this approach. Here we propose a simple method to cancel the energy dependence to both, first and second order, using weak radio-frequency dressing. We give values for dressing frequencies, amplitudes, and trapping fields for 87Rb atoms and investigate quantitatively the robustness of these "second-order magic" conditions to variations of the system parameters. We conclude that radio-frequency dressing can suppress field-induced dephasing by at least one order of magnitude for typical experimental parameters.

  1. Magic radio-frequency dressing for trapped atomic microwave clocks

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    Kazakov, G. A.; Schumm, T.

    2015-02-01

    It has been proposed to use magnetically trapped atomic ensembles to enhance the interrogation time in microwave clocks. To mitigate the perturbing effects of the magnetic trap, near-magic-field configurations are employed, where the involved clock transition becomes independent of the atom's potential energy to first order. Still, higher order effects are a dominating source for dephasing, limiting the performance of this approach. Here we propose a simple method to cancel the energy dependence to both first and second order, using weak radio-frequency dressing. We give values for dressing frequencies, amplitudes, and trapping fields for 87Rb atoms and investigate quantitatively the robustness of these second-order-magic conditions to variations of the system parameters. We conclude that radio-frequency dressing can suppress field-induced dephasing by at least one order of magnitude for typical experimental parameters.

  2. Radio frequency quadrupole for Landau damping in accelerators

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    Grudiev, A.

    2014-01-01

    We propose using a radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) to introduce both the longitudinal spread of betatron frequency and the transverse spread of synchrotron frequency for Landau damping of transverse beam instabilities in accelerators. The existing theory of stability diagrams for Landau damping is applied to the case of a RFQ. As an example, the required quadrupolar strength is calculated for stabilizing the Large Hadron Collider beams at 7 TeV. It is shown that this strength can be provided by a superconducting rf device only a few meters long.

  3. A simple, tunable, and highly sensitive radio-frequency sensor

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    Cui, Yan; Sun, Jiwei; He, Yuxi; Wang, Zheng; Wang, Pingshan

    2013-01-01

    We report a radio frequency (RF) sensor that exploits tunable attenuators and phase shifters to achieve high-sensitivity and broad band frequency tunability. Three frequency bands are combined to enable sensor operations from ?20?MHz to ?38?GHz. The effective quality factor (Qeff) of the sensor is as high as ?3.8?×?106 with 200??l of water samples. We also demonstrate the measurement of 2-proponal-water-solution permittivity at 0.01 mole concentration level from ?1?GHz to ?10?GHz. Methanol-water solution and de-ionized water are used to calibrate the RF sensor for the quantitative measurements. PMID:24023393

  4. On the Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation for Frequency Hopping Burst Mode Mobile Radio

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    Gokhan M. Guvensen; Y. Tanik; A. O. Yilmaz

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we evaluate the Cramer-Rao bounds (CRB) for the estimation of the carrier frequency offset (CFO) for general QAM modulations with no knowledge of the transmitted sequence (blind operation) in frequency hopping (FH) based short burst mode mobile radios. We investigate the blind CFO estimation problem in FH based mobile system that uses multiple short narrowband bursts in

  5. [Radio and microwave frequency radiation and health--an analysis of the literature].

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    Röösli, M; Rapp, R; Braun-Fahrländer, C

    2003-06-01

    This paper gives an overview of present scientific knowledge in health research on the effects from radio and microwave frequency radiation, at levels to which the general population is typically exposed. The review is based on human experimental and epidemiological studies investigating the effects of radiation in the frequency range between 100 kHz and 10 GHz. The relevant studies were identified via systematic searches of the databases Medline and ISI Web of Science. The review concludes that the existing scientific knowledge base is too limited to draw final conclusions on the health risk from exposure in the low-dose range. Only few studies have investigated the effect of long-term exposure on the general population in the normal environment. Accordingly, little can be predicted regarding long-term health risks. Various studies observed an increased risk for tumours in the hematopoietic and lymphatic tissue of people living in the proximity of TV and radio broadcast transmitters. However, methodological limitations to these studies have been identified and their findings are controversial. In studies of a possible association between brain tumours and mobile phone use, the average period mobile phones use was short compared to the known latency period of brain tumours. Although these studies did not establish an overall increased risk of brain tumours associated with mobile phone use, there were some indications of an association. Immediate effects associated with mobile phone use have been observed in human experimental studies that cannot be explained by conventional thermal mechanisms. The observed effects are within the normal physiological range and are therefore hard to interpret with respect to an increased risk to health. However, it can be concluded that mechanisms other than the established thermal mechanisms exist. Because of the present fragmentary scientific database, a precautionary approach when dealing with radio and microwave frequency radiation is recommended for the individual and the general population. PMID:12836129

  6. A Two-Dimensional Model of Chemical Vapor Infiltration With Radio Frequency Heating

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    Economou, Demetre J.

    A Two-Dimensional Model of Chemical Vapor Infiltration With Radio Frequency Heating Vikas Midha with radio frequency heating. The model included equations for energy transport, multicomponent mass-consistently the power absorbed by the preform from a radio frequency induction coil. The model equations were solved

  7. Radio frequency induced ionized collisional flow model for application at atmospheric pressures

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    Roy, Subrata

    Radio frequency induced ionized collisional flow model for application at atmospheric pressures and radio frequency (rf) induced plasma-sheath dynamics, using multifluid equations. For the former, argon inherent in nonequilibrium discharges such as obtained through radio frequency (rf) or microwave excitation

  8. Radio-frequency-mediated dipolar recoupling among half-integer quadrupolar spins

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    Griffin, Robert G.

    Radio-frequency-mediated dipolar recoupling among half-integer quadrupolar spins Marc Baldus quadrupolar spins in the presence of an appropriate radio-frequency field. Experimental and theoretical in close spatial proximity. Unfortunately, most spin-1/2 methods involving radio frequency rf irradiation

  9. Radio frequency analog electronics based on carbon nanotube transistors

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    Kocabas, Coskun; Kim, Hoon-sik; Banks, Tony; Rogers, John A.; Pesetski, Aaron A.; Baumgardner, James E.; Krishnaswamy, S. V.; Zhang, Hong

    2008-01-01

    The potential to exploit single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in advanced electronics represents a continuing, major source of interest in these materials. However, scalable integration of SWNTs into circuits is challenging because of difficulties in controlling the geometries, spatial positions, and electronic properties of individual tubes. We have implemented solutions to some of these challenges to yield radio frequency (RF) SWNT analog electronic devices, such as narrow band amplifiers operating in the VHF frequency band with power gains as high as 14 dB. As a demonstration, we fabricated nanotube transistor radios, in which SWNT devices provide all of the key functions, including resonant antennas, fixed RF amplifiers, RF mixers, and audio amplifiers. These results represent important first steps to practical implementation of SWNTs in high-speed analog circuits. Comparison studies indicate certain performance advantages over silicon and capabilities that complement those in existing compound semiconductor technologies. PMID:18227509

  10. An overview of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags technology

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    Falinski, Wojciech

    2006-10-01

    RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the technology of wireless identification of tagged products. It is one of the fastest developing technologies in electronic market and it is predicted to replace soon the barcodes which are in common usage in today's economy. There are several advantages of RFID tags over barcode. The main are reading without must of scanning the product and the possibility to keep much more information on chip of the tag. In the article there are introduced the possible applications of RFID technology. There are also presented the classification of the RFID tags and the difference between working frequency. It is introduced every steps of manufacturing RFID tags with focus on the technology aspects (technologies of producing antenna, attaching the chip and creation of electrical connection between antenna and chip). Tele and Radio Research Institute is now starting to realize the project of manufacturing the RFID tags antenna. There is presented our guideline of the project.

  11. Radio frequency communication system utilizing radiating transmission lines

    DOEpatents

    Struven, Warren C. (San Carlos, CA)

    1984-01-01

    A radio communication system for use in tunnels, mines, buildings or other shielded locations in which a pair of radiating transmission lines (30), (31) extend through such location in spaced coextensive relation to each other. Each transmission line (30), (31) has at least one unidirectional amplifier (32), (33) interposed therein with the sense of the unidirectional amplifier (32) of one transmission line (30) being opposite to the sense of the unidirectional amplifier (33) of the other transmission line (31). Each of the amplifiers (32), (33) has a gain which is less than the coupling loss between the transmission lines (30), (31). Two or more mobile transceivers (35) in the location served by the system are coupled to the transmission lines (30), (31) by electromagnetic wave propagation in space in order to communicate directly with each other at a given radio frequency within the frequency range of the system.

  12. Population density effect on radio frequencies interference (RFI) in radio astronomy

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    Umar, Roslan; Abidin, Zamri Zainal; Ibrahim, Zainol Abidin; Hassan, Mohd Saiful Rizal; Rosli, Zulfazli; Hamidi, Zety Shahrizat

    2012-06-01

    Radio astronomical observation is infected by wide range of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). We will also use information gathered from on-site RFI level measurements on selected 'good' areas generated by this study. After investigating a few suitable sites we will commence to the site and construct the RFI observation. Eventually, the best area we will be deciding from the observations soon. The result of this experiment will support our planning to build the first radio telescope in Malaysia. Radio observatories normally are located in remote area, in order to combat RFI from active spectrum users and radio noise produced in industrial or residential areas. The other solution for this problem is regulating the use of radio frequencies in the country (spectrum management). Measurement of RFI level on potential radio astronomical site can be done to measure the RFI levels at sites. Seven sites are chosen divide by three group, which is A, B and C. In this paper, we report the initial testing RFI survey for overall spectrum (0-2GHz) for those sites. The averaged RFI level above noise level at the three group sites are 19.0 (+/-1.79) dBm, 19.5 (+/-3.71) dBm and 17.0 (+/-3.71) dBm and the averaged RFI level above noise level for without main peaks are 20.1 (+/-1.77) dBm, 19.6 (+/-3.65) dBm and 17.2 (+/-1.43) dBm respectively.

  13. PIC\\/MC modeling of dusty radio-frequency discharges

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    Willem Jan Goedheer; Yuriy I. Chutov

    2004-01-01

    We have extended a one-dimensional particle-in-cell plus Monte Carlo model for argon radio-frequency discharges with scattering and capture of electrons and ions on dust particles immersed in the discharge. The orbital motion limited cross section is used for the capture process. For scattering, we took the bare Coulomb interaction for impact parameters below the linearized Debye length and neglected the

  14. Perforated-Layer Implementation Of Radio-Frequency Lenses

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    Dolgin, Benjamin P.

    1996-01-01

    Luneberg-type radio-frequency dielectric lenses made of stacked perforated circular dielectric sheets, according to proposal. Perforation pattern designed to achieve required spatial variation of permittivity. Consists of round holes distributed across face of each sheet in "Swiss-cheese" pattern, plus straight or curved slots that break up outer parts into petals in "daisy-wheel" pattern. Holes and slots made by numerically controlled machining.

  15. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Based Reliable Applications for Enterprise Grid

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    Feilong Tang; Minglu Li; Xinhua Yang; Yi Wang; Hongyu Huang; Hongzi Zhu

    2006-01-01

    \\u000a Radio frequency identification (RFID) provides a quick, flexible, and reliable electronic means to detect, identify, track,\\u000a and manage a variety of items. It has the potential to significantly alter how processes occur and how companies operate.\\u000a Currently, the development of RFID and Grid technologies has opened the door to many new RFID applications, many of which\\u000a require transaction support. This

  16. Smart Switch Metamaterials for Multiband Radio Frequency Antennas

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    Paul J. Wolcott; Christopher D. Hopkins; Lanlin Zhang; Marcelo J. Dapino

    2011-01-01

    We investigate metal–matrix composite metamaterials with embedded electrical switches made of shape memory nickel–titanium (Ni–Ti) for use in broadband radio frequency (RF) antennas. Experiments show that a Ni–Ti ribbon can form an electrical contact that opens and closes depending on the Ni–Ti phase being austenite or martensite. Finite element modeling of thermal gradients illustrates the phase change within the ribbon.

  17. Multiplexing of Radio-Frequency Single Electron Transistors

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    Stevenson, Thomas R.; Pellerano, F. A.; Stahle, C. M.; Aidala, K.; Schoelkopf, R. J.; Krebs, Carolyn (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    We present results on wavelength division multiplexing of radio-frequency single electron transistors. We use a network of resonant impedance matching circuits to direct applied rf carrier waves to different transistors depending on carrier frequency. A two-channel demonstration of this concept using discrete components successfully reconstructed input signals with small levels of cross coupling. A lithographic version of the rf circuits had measured parameters in agreement with electromagnetic modeling, with reduced cross capacitance and inductance, and should allow 20 to 50 channels to be multiplexed.

  18. The radio-frequency design of an iris-type coupler for the CPHS radio-frequency quadrupole

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    Xiong, Zheng-Feng; Zheng, Shu-Xin; Xing, Qing-Zi; Guan, Xia-Ling

    2012-01-01

    The Compact Pulsed Hadron Source (CPHS) project is a university-based proton accelerator platform (13 MeV, 16 kW, 50 mA peak current, 0.5 ms pulse width at 50 Hz) for multi-disciplinary neutron and proton applications. The CPHS linac consists of a 3 MeV radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac and a 13 MeV drift tube linac (DTL). Both the RFQ and DTL share a 325 MHz, 2.1 MW klystron source. A single iris-type radio-frequency (RF) coupler is used to feed 537 kW of RF power to the RFQ cavity. Three-dimensional electromagnetic models of the ridge-loaded tapered waveguide (RLWG) and the coupler-cavity system are presented, and the design process and results of the RLWG and iris plate are described in detail.

  19. Imaging Interplanetary CMEs at Radio Frequency From Solar Polar Orbit

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    Wu, Ji; Sun, Weiying; Zheng, Jianhua; Zhang, Cheng; Wang, Chi; Wang, C. B.; Wang, S.

    Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are violent discharges of plasma and magnetic fields from the Sun's corona. They have come to be recognized as the major driver of physical conditions in the Sun-Earth system. Consequently, the detection of CMEs is important for un-derstanding and ultimately predicting space weather conditions. The Solar Polar Orbit Radio Telescope (SPORT) is a proposed mission to observe the propagation of interplanetary CMEs from solar polar orbit. The main payload (radio telescope) on board SPORT will be an in-terferometric imaging radiometer working at the meter wavelength band, which will follow the propagation of interplanetary CMEs from a distance of a few solar radii to near 1 AU from solar polar orbit. The SPORT spacecraft will also be equipped with a set of optical and in situ measurement instruments such as a EUV solar telescope, a solar wind plasma experiment, a solar wind ion composition instrument, an energetic particle detector, a wave detector, a mag-netometer and an interplanetary radio burst tracker. In this paper, we first describe the current shortage of interplanetary CME observations. Next, the scientific motivation and objectives of SPORT are introduced. We discuss the basic specifications of the main radio telescope of SPORT with reference to the radio emission mechanisms and the radio frequency band to be observed. Finally, we discuss the key technologies of the SPORT mission, including the con-ceptual design of the main telescope, the image retrieval algorithm and the solar polar orbit injection. Other payloads and their respective observation objectives are also briefly discussed. Key words: Interplanetary CMEs; Interferometric imaging; Solar polar orbit; Radiometer.

  20. Presented at "RFI2004: Workshop on Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy"; Penticton, Canada, 16-18 July 2004

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    Ellingson, Steven W.

    of the large financial investment foreseen in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, it will need the radio frequency bands allocated for astronomical use. Radio telescopes are very sensitive, and their farPresented at "RFI2004: Workshop on Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy

  1. Air Band Scanner with Retransmission over Local FM Radio Frequencies Using a

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    Yu, Chansu

    Air Band Scanner with Retransmission over Local FM Radio Frequencies Using a Software Defined Radio Matthew Dolloff 1 Introduction The popularity of software defined radios (SDR) is growing steadily.) are all done in software. For example, this allows the SDR to receive AM radio transmission at one moment

  2. Comparative Study of Frequency Agile Data Transmission Schemes for Cognitive Radio Transceivers

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    Kansas, University of

    Comparative Study of Frequency Agile Data Transmission Schemes for Cognitive Radio Transceivers agile data transmission schemes employed by cognitive radio transceivers for use in dynamic spectrum requirements and conditions1 are known as cognitive radios [4]. With re- cent developments in cognitive radio

  3. Physical properties of conventional explosives deduced from radio frequency emissions

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    Harlin, Jeremiah D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nemzek, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory collected broadband radio frequency (RF) electric field change measurements from multiple detonations of high explosives (HE). Three types of HE were used: small cylinders of flake TNT, solid TNT, and PBX-9501. Low frequency signals (<80 MHz) were shot-to-shot repeatable and occurred within the first 100 {mu} s at measured amplitudes of about 2 V m{sup -1} at 35 m distance. High frequency signals (>290 MHz) occurred later, were an order of magnitude lower in signal strength, and were not repeatable. There is a positive correlation between the maximum electric field change and the shock velocity of the HE. The amount of free charge produced in the explosion estimated from the first RF pulse is between 10 and 150 {mu} C. This implies a weakly ionized plasma with temperatures between 2600 and 2900 K.

  4. Radio-frequency transistors from millimeter-scale graphene domains

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    Wei, Zi-Jun; Fu, Yun-Yi; Liu, Jing-Bo; Wang, Zi-Dong; Jia, Yue-Hui; Guo, Jian; Ren, Li-Ming; Chen, Yuan-Fu; Zhang, Han; Huang, Ru; Zhang, Xing

    2014-11-01

    Graphene is a new promising candidate for application in radio-frequency (RF) electronics due to its excellent electronic properties such as ultrahigh carrier mobility, large threshold current density, and high saturation velocity. Recently, much progress has been made in the graphene-based RF field-effect transistors (RF-FETs). Here we present for the first time the high-performance top-gated RF transistors using millimeter-scale single graphene domain on a SiO2/Si substrate through a conventional microfabrication process. A maximum cut-off frequency of 178 GHz and a peak maximum oscillation frequency of 35 GHz are achieved in the graphene-domain-based FET with a gate length of 50 nm and 150 nm, respectively. This work shows that the millimeter-scale single graphene domain has great potential applications in RF devices and circuits.

  5. Ross Ice Shelf in situ radio-frequency ice attenuation

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    Taylor Barrella; Steven Barwick; David Saltzberg

    2012-05-01

    We have measured the in situ average electric field attenuation length for radio-frequency signals broadcast vertically through the Ross Ice Shelf. We chose a location, Moore Embayment, south of Minna Bluff, known for its high reflectivity at the ice-sea interface. We confirmed specular reflection and used the return pulses to measure the average attenuation length from 75-1250 MHz over the round-trip distance of 1155 m. We find the average electric field attenuation length to vary from 500 m at 75 MHz to 300 m at 1250 MHz, with an experimental uncertainty of 55 to 15 m. We discuss the implications for neutrino telescopes that use the radio technique and include the Ross Ice Shelf as part of their sensitive volume.

  6. Background radio-frequency radiation and its impact on radio astronomy Michelle C. Storey, Bruce MacA Thomas and John M. Sarkissian

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    Sarkissian, John M.

    1 Background radio-frequency radiation and its impact on radio astronomy Michelle C. Storey, Bruce 1710 Email:mstorey@atnf.csiro.au Abstract: The use of radio-frequency telecommunications equipment is dramatically increasing, and one consequence is that background levels of radio-frequency radiation

  7. Vandermonde-subspace Frequency Division Multiplexing for Two-Tiered Cognitive Radio

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Vandermonde-subspace Frequency Division Multiplexing for Two-Tiered Cognitive Radio Networks--Vandermonde-subspace frequency division multi- plexing (VFDM) is an overlay spectrum sharing technique for cognitive radio. VFDM/Hz over cognitive radio systems based on unused band detection. We also present some key design parameters

  8. SUBJECT: Effective Date: Policy Number: Radio Frequency Spectrum 12-15-10 4-011

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    Glebov, Leon

    SUBJECT: Effective Date: Policy Number: Radio Frequency Spectrum 12-15-10 4-011 Supersedes: Page. POLICY STATEMENT: Radio frequency spectrum is a critical resource that must be managed to eliminate be approved by UCF Computer Services & Telecommunications to provide spectrum coordination and avoid radio

  9. Radio frequency electromagnetic fields: mild hyperthermia and safety standards.

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    D'Andrea, John A; Ziriax, John M; Adair, Eleanor R

    2007-01-01

    This chapter is a short review of literature that serves as the basis for current safe exposure recommendations by ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, 1998). and the IEEE C95.1 (IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz, 2005) for exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMF). Covered here are topics on dosimetry, thermoregulatory responses, behavioral responses, and how these have been used to derive safe exposure limits for humans to RF-EMF. Energy in this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, 3 kHz-300 GHz, can be uniquely absorbed and is different from ionizing radiation both in dosimetry and effects. The deposition of thermalizing energy deep in the body by exposure to RF-EMF fields provides a unique exception to the energy flows normally encountered by humans. Behavioral effects of RF-EMF exposure range from detection to complete cessation of trained behaviors. RF-EMF is detectable and can in most cases, presumably by thermal mechanisms, support aversion and disruption or complete cessation (work stoppage) of behavior. Safety standards are based on behavioral responses by laboratory animals to RF-EMF, enhanced by careful studies of human thermoregulatory responses at four specific RF frequencies, thereby providing a conservative level of protection from RF-EMF for humans. PMID:17645917

  10. Radio-frequency ablation electrode displacement elastography: A phantom study

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    Bharat, Shyam; Varghese, Tomy; Madsen, Ernest L.; Zagzebski, James A.

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the evaluation of a novel method of tissue displacement for use in the elastographic visualization of radio-frequency (rf) ablation-induced lesions. The method involves use of the radio-frequency ablation electrode as a displacement device, which provides localized compression in the region of interest. This displacement mechanism offers the advantage of easyin vivo implementation since problems such as excessive lateral and elevational displacements present when using external compression are reduced with this approach. The method was tested on a single-inclusion tissue-mimicking phantom containing a radio-frequency ablation electrode rigidly attached to the inclusion center. Full-frame rf echo signals were acquired from the phantom before and after electrode displacements ranging from 0.05 to 0.2 mm. One-dimensional cross-correlation analysis between pre-and postcompression signals was used to measure tissue displacements, and strains were determined by computing the gradient of the displacement. The strain contrast, contrast-to-noise ratio, and signal-to-noise ratio were estimated from the resulting strain images. Comparisons are drawn between the elastographically measured dimensions and those known a priori for the single-inclusion phantom. Electrode displacement elastography was found to slightly underestimate the inclusion dimensions. The method was also tested on a second tissue-mimicking phantom and on in vitro rf-ablated lesions in canine liver tissue. The results validate previous in vivo findings that electrode displacement elastography is an effective method for monitoring rf ablation. PMID:18649476

  11. Plasma plume propagation characteristics of pulsed radio frequency plasma jet

    SciTech Connect

    Liu, J. H.; Liu, X. Y.; Hu, K.; Liu, D. W.; Lu, X. P. [Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology Laboratory, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, WuHan, HuBei 430074 (China); Iza, F.; Kong, M. G. [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU (United Kingdom)

    2011-04-11

    A 4 cm long helium cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet with pulsed radio frequency (rf) excitation was obtained by a copper electrode inside a quartz tube. The plasma bullet propagation characteristics common to the microseconds direct current pulse and kilohertz plasma jet is not observed in this case. The space-, time-, and wavelength-resolved optical emission profiles suggest the pulsed rf plasma channel out of the tube was strengthened by ions and metastables with longer life time than the rf period, and the plasma propagation was actually an illumination of the plasma channel caused by energetic electrons accelerated along the channel.

  12. Terahertz encoding approach for secured chipless radio frequency identification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bernier, Maxime; Garet, Frederic; Perret, Etienne; Duvillaret, Lionel; Tedjini, Smail

    2011-08-01

    In this article, we present a new family of chipless tags, which permit encoding of digital data in the terahertz domain. These devices consist of stacked dielectric media whose thicknesses are of the same order as terahertz wavelengths. Since the information is encoded in the volume of these multilayer terahertz tags, they can easily be associated with classical identification techniques (e.g., barcode, radio frequency identification), where information is encoded at the surface of the tag, to provide higher data security. The principle of this encoding approach is studied and experimentally demonstrated in this paper. A 2bit tag prototype has been realized and measured for validation purposes.

  13. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in healthcare: a literature review.

    PubMed

    Kolokathi, Aikaterini; Rallis, Panagiotis

    2013-01-01

    Creating and maintaining a safe and high-quality health care environment is of great importance for global community. New technologies and their applications can help us achieve this goal. Radio-Frequency Identification (RIFD) technology is considered one of those technologies and even today there are some interesting deployments in the health industry. As a result, this work aims to present the basic idea behind RFID solutions, problems that can be addressed with the adoption of RFID and the benefits of relative applications. PMID:23823408

  14. Radio frequency-compensated Langmuir probe with auxiliary double probes.

    PubMed

    Oh, Se-Jin; Oh, Seung-Ju; Chung, Chin-Wook

    2010-09-01

    A radio frequency (rf) compensation design using auxiliary double probes connected in parallel with a main measurement probe was developed for Langmuir probe diagnostics. This probe structure can reduce the sheath impedance of the main probe. In our probe design, the sheath capacitance of the probe can be increased and its sheath resistance can be decreased with increasing dc bias differential voltage between the auxiliary double probes. The I-V characteristic curve and electron energy distribution functions measured by our probe system had sufficient rf compensation performance in inductively coupled plasmas. PMID:20886976

  15. Hollow metal target magnetron sputter type radio frequency ion source.

    PubMed

    Yamada, N; Kasuya, T; Tsubouchi, N; Wada, M

    2014-02-01

    A 70 mm diameter 70 mm long compact ion source equipped with a hollow sputtering target has been designed and tested. The hollow sputtering target serves as the radio frequency (RF) plasma excitation electrode at 13.56 MHz. A stable beam of Cu(+) has been extracted when Ar was used as the discharge support gas. In the extracted beam, Cu(+) had occupied more than 85% of the total ion current. Further increase in Cu(+) ions in the beam is anticipated by increasing the RF power and Ar pressure. PMID:24593636

  16. Occupational exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields

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    Mild, K.H.

    1980-01-01

    The paper considers occupational exposure to radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic (EM) fields in industrial processes in near-field situations where electric and magnetic field strengths are monitored to assess the health hazard. Plastic materials are joined by an RF machine whose electrodes are not shielded and which may produce high level RF fields in the immediate vicinity, exceeding the ANSI standard. A physiotherapist may be exposed to high E and H fields using RF shortwave therapy, the maintenance personnel in FM/TV broadcast towers are subject to intense RF fields, and induction heating equipment used for forging, annealing and brazing can expose operators' hands to magnetic fields.

  17. Hollow metal target magnetron sputter type radio frequency ion source

    SciTech Connect

    Yamada, N., E-mail: mwada@mail.doshisha.ac.jp; Kasuya, T.; Wada, M. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyoto 610–0321 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyoto 610–0321 (Japan); Tsubouchi, N. [Kansai Institute, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Osaka 563–8577 (Japan)] [Kansai Institute, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Osaka 563–8577 (Japan)

    2014-02-15

    A 70 mm diameter 70 mm long compact ion source equipped with a hollow sputtering target has been designed and tested. The hollow sputtering target serves as the radio frequency (RF) plasma excitation electrode at 13.56 MHz. A stable beam of Cu{sup +} has been extracted when Ar was used as the discharge support gas. In the extracted beam, Cu{sup +} had occupied more than 85% of the total ion current. Further increase in Cu{sup +} ions in the beam is anticipated by increasing the RF power and Ar pressure.

  18. Automatic calibration of modulated fractional-N frequency synthesizers

    E-print Network

    McMahill, Dan

    2001-01-01

    The focus of this research has been the development of a low power, radio frequency transmitter architecture. Specifically, a technique for in service automatic calibration of a modulated phase locked loop (PLL) frequency ...

  19. Nonlinear frequency coupling in dual radio-frequency driven atmospheric pressure plasmas

    SciTech Connect

    Waskoenig, J.; Gans, T. [Centre for Plasma Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

    2010-05-03

    Plasma ionization, and associated mode transitions, in dual radio-frequency driven atmospheric pressure plasmas are governed through nonlinear frequency coupling in the dynamics of the plasma boundary sheath. Ionization in low-power mode is determined by the nonlinear coupling of electron heating and the momentary local plasma density. Ionization in high-power mode is driven by electron avalanches during phases of transient high electric fields within the boundary sheath. The transition between these distinctly different modes is controlled by the total voltage of both frequency components.

  20. Design and characterization of a radio-frequency dc/dc power converter

    E-print Network

    Jackson, David A. (David Alexander)

    2005-01-01

    The use of radio-frequency (RF) amplifier topologies in dc/dc power converters allows the operating frequency to be increased by more than two orders of magnitude over the frequency of conventional converters. This enables ...

  1. Field stabilization studies for a radio frequency quadrupole accelerator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gaur, R.; Kumar, V.

    2014-07-01

    The Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) linear accelerator is an accelerator that efficiently focuses, bunches and accelerates a high intensity DC beam from an ion source, for various applications. Unlike other conventional RF linear accelerators, the electromagnetic mode used for its operation is not the lowest frequency mode supported by the structure. In a four vane type RFQ, there are several undesired electromagnetic modes having frequency close to that of the operating mode. While designing an RFQ accelerator, care must be taken to ensure that the frequencies of these nearby modes are sufficiently separated from the operating mode. If the undesired nearby modes have frequencies close to the operating mode, the electromagnetic field pattern in the presence of geometrical errors will not be stabilized to the desired field profile, and will be perturbed by the nearby modes. This will affect the beam dynamics and reduce the beam transmission. In this paper, we present a detailed study of the electromagnetic modes supported, which is followed by calculations for implementation of suitable techniques to make the desired operating mode stable against mixing with unwanted modes for an RFQ being designed for the proposed Indian Spallation Neutron Source (ISNS) project at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore. Resonant coupling scheme, along with dipole stabilization rods has been proposed to increase the mode separation. The paper discusses the details of a generalized optimization procedure that has been used for the design of mode stabilization scheme.

  2. Radio frequency based label-free detection of glucose.

    PubMed

    Park, Hyunggoo; Seo Yoon, Hyung; Patil, Umakant; Anoop, Rani; Lee, Juho; Lim, Juhwan; Lee, Woonhyoung; Chan Jun, Seong

    2014-04-15

    We investigated the frequency based mediator-free glucose sensor in the radio-frequency (RF) range. Frequency dependent power signal showed clear dependence on the glucose concentration with free enzymatic condition. Also, the passive electrical components such as the resistance, inductance, shunt conductance, and capacitance were extracted based on the transmission line model for further analysis. These various parameters proposed by the signal processing provided more effective verification for instant multi-components in-situ readings without any added supporters. Additionally the residual signal (RS), impedance (Z), and propagation constant (?) were also calculated from measured S-parameters for glucose analysis. These parameters basically showed amplitude variation and interestingly, some parameters such as inductance and impedance showed frequency shift of resonance dip. The results support that the frequency based sensing technique including the parameter based analysis can enable effective multi-dimensional detection of glucose. Moreover, this technique showed that glucose sensing is also possible over a diabetic patient's serum. PMID:24269756

  3. Anomalous Capacitive Sheath with Deep Radio Frequency Electric Field Penetration

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    Igor D. Kaganovich

    2002-01-18

    A novel nonlinear effect of anomalously deep penetration of an external radio-frequency electric field into a plasma is described. A self-consistent kinetic treatment reveals a transition region between the sheath and the plasma. Because of the electron velocity modulation in the sheath, bunches in the energetic electron density are formed in the transition region adjusted to the sheath. The width of the region is of order V(subscript T)/omega, where V(subscript T) is the electron thermal velocity, and w is frequency of the electric field. The presence of the electric field in the transition region results in a cooling of the energetic electrons and an additional heating of the cold electrons in comparison with the case when the transition region is neglected.

  4. Nano-diamond based spheres for radio frequency electromechanical resonators

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    Lebedev, V.; Iankov, D.; Heidrich, N.; Zuerbig, V.; Wild, C.; Cimalla, V.; Ambacher, O.

    2014-04-01

    In this work, we report on the electro-mechanical studies of high-Q spherical oscillators designed to operate in radio-frequency circuits. Resonating composite spheres, consisting of a silicon core and a thick nanodiamond shell, were studied by laser vibrometry in order to obtain mechanical quality factors and identify the resonant frequencies and eigenmodes of the system. Finite element method simulations were used to analyze and confirm the experimental data. Additionally, reflection/transmission measurements were carried out on capacitively coupled spheres in order to evaluate the electrical parameters of the system. The main aim of these investigations was to evaluate the potential of diamond-based spherical resonators to be used in modern communication devices.

  5. Ground and space observations of medium frequency auroral radio emissions

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    Broughton, Matthew C.

    The auroral zone is a rich source of natural radio emissions that can be observed in space and at ground-level. By studying these waves, scientists can gain insight into the plasma processes that generate them and use the near-Earth space environment as a large-scale plasma physics laboratory. This thesis uses both ground-level and in situ observations to study two kinds of natural radio emissions. First, we report observations of a new kind of auroral radio emission. The waves have frequencies ranging from 1.3-2.2 MHz, bandwidths ranging from 90-272 kHz, and durations ranging from 16-355 s. Spectral analysis of the waveform data has revealed that the emission has a complex combination of at least three kinds of fine structures. For model auroral electron distributions, calculations indicate that Langmuir waves could be excited at frequencies consistent with observations. The remainder of the thesis discusses auroral medium frequency (MF) burst, an impulsive, broadband natural radio emission observed at ground-level within a few minutes of local substorm onset. LaBelle [2011] proposed that MF burst originates as Langmuir/Z-mode waves on the topside of the ionosphere that subsequently mode convert to L-mode waves and propagate to ground-level. Using continuous waveform measurements and combined observations with the Sondrestrom Incoherent Scatter Radar, we have performed two tests of this mechanism. The results of these tests are consistent with the mechanism described in LaBelle [2011]. A survey of 8,624 half-orbits of the DEMETER spacecraft has revealed 68 observations of bursty MF waves. We have compared the wave properties of these waves to those of MF burst and have found that although it is uncertain, the balance of the evidence suggests that the bursty MF waves observed with DEMETER are the same phenomenon as the ground-level MF burst. Finally, we have used numerical simulations to model both the fine structure of MF burst and to estimate the attenuation the waves would experience due to Landau damping on the topside ionosphere and mode conversion on the bottomside ionosphere. The amount of Landau damping is sensitive to the ratio of secondary to background electrons nse/ne0. Ignoring collisional damping in the lower ionosphere, these calculations suggest that for nse/n e0<0.4%, 0.01-45% of the initial Langmuir wave power would reach ground-level. The above experimental and numerical studies constrain the conditions under which MF burst could plausibly originate as Langmuir/Z-mode waves on the topside of the ionosphere.

  6. Hermetic aluminum radio frequency interconnection and method for making

    DOEpatents

    Kilgo, Riley D. (Albuquerque, NM); Kovacic, Larry (Albuquerque, NM); Brow, Richard K. (Rolla, MO)

    2000-01-01

    The present invention provides a light-weight, hermetic coaxial radio-frequency (RF) interconnection having an electrically conductive outer housing made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, a central electrical conductor made of ferrous or non-ferrous material, and a cylinder of dielectric material comprising a low-melting-temperature, high-thermal-expansion aluminophosphate glass composition for hermetically sealing between the aluminum-alloy outer housing and the ferrous or non-ferrous center conductor. The entire RF interconnection assembly is made permanently hermetic by thermally fusing the center conductor, glass, and housing concurrently by bringing the glass to the melt point by way of exposure to an atmospheric temperature sufficient to melt the glass, less than 540.degree. C., but that does not melt the center conductor or the outer aluminum or aluminum alloy housing. The composition of the glass used is controlled to provide a suitable low dielectric constant so that an appropriate electrical characteristic impedance, for example 50 ohms, can be achieved for an electrical interconnection that performs well at high radio frequencies and also provides an interconnection maintaining a relatively small physical size.

  7. Antarctic Radio Frequency Albedo and Implications for Cosmic Ray Reconstruction

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    Besson, D Z; Sullivan, M; Allison, P; Barwick, S W; Baughman, B M; Beatty, J J; Belov, K; Bevan, S; Binns, W R; Chen, C; Chen, P; Clem, J M; Connolly, A; De Marco, D; Dowkontt, P F; DuVernois, M; Goldstein, D; Gorham, P W; Grashorn, E W; Hill, B; Hoover, S; Huang, M; Israel, M H; Javaid, A; Kowalski, J; Learned, J; Liewer, K M; Matsuno, S; Mercurio, B C; Miki, C; Mottram, M; Nam, J; Naudet, C J; Nichol, R J; Palladino, K; Romero-Wolf, A; Ruckman, L; Saltzberg, D; Seckel, D; Shang, R Y; Stockham, M; Varner, G S; Vieregg, A G; Wang, Y

    2013-01-01

    From an elevation of ~38 km, the balloon-borne ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is designed to detect the up-coming radio frequency (RF) signal resulting from a sub-surface neutrino-nucleon collision. Although no neutrinos have been discovered thus far, ANITA is nevertheless the only experiment to self-trigger on radio frequency emissions from cosmic-ray induced atmospheric air showers. In the majority of those cases, down-coming RF signals are observed via their reflection from the Antarctic ice sheet and back up to the ANITA interferometer. Estimating the energy scale of the incident cosmic rays therefore requires an estimate of the fractional power reflected at the air-ice interface. Similarly, inferring the energy of neutrinos interacting in-ice from observations of the upwards-directed signal refracting out to ANITA also requires consideration of signal coherence across the interface. By comparing the direct Solar RF signal intensity measured with ANITA to the surface-reflected Solar signal ...

  8. Orbiter KU-band transmitter

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    Halterman, R.

    1976-01-01

    The design, build, and test of an engineering breadboard Ku band quadraphase shift keyed and wideband frequency modulated transmitter are described. This orbiter Ku band transmitter drawer is to simulate the orbiter transmitter and meet the functional requirements of the orbiter communication link.

  9. analysis and design of metal-surface mounted radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sanyi Zhan

    2008-01-01

    With the development of the radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC), contactless radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, as one of the fastest growing sectors of automatic identification procedures (Auto-ID), gains broad application in tracking assets in supply chain management. However, one of the largest challenges for the RFID industry is that the ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID transponder doesn't function well

  10. Effect of radio frequency discharge power on dusty plasma parameters

    SciTech Connect

    Sheridan, T. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio 45810 (United States)

    2009-08-01

    The parameters of a two-dimensional dusty plasma consisting of six, 9 mum diameter particles trapped inside a radio frequency (rf) plasma sheath have been measured as a function of rf power in a 13.5 mtorr (1.8 Pa) argon discharge. The center-of-mass and breathing frequencies are found by projecting the cluster's Brownian motion onto the associated normal mode. The center-of-mass frequency (i.e., radial confinement) is insensitive to rf power. The Debye shielding parameter kappa, as found from the breathing frequency, increases from approx =0.5 to 2 as the square root of rf power. The Debye length decreases from approx =2.7 to 0.7 mm as the inverse of the square root of rf power. The average particle charge qapprox =-17 000e is effectively independent of rf power. These results are consistent with an electron temperature that is independent of rf power and an ion density that is directly proportional to rf power, where the Debye length is determined by the ion density in combination with the electron temperature.

  11. Low Frequency Radio Observations of GRS1915+105 with GMRT

    E-print Network

    C. H. Ishwara-Chandra; A. Pramesh Rao; Mamta Pandey; R. K. Manchanda; Philippe Durouchoux

    2005-12-02

    We present the first detailed low frequency radio measurements of the galactic microquasar GRS1915+105 with GMRT. Simultaneous observations were carried out at 610 and 244 MHz. Our data does not show any signature of spectral turn over even at low radio frequency of 244 MHz. We propose that while the radio emission at high radio frequencies could predominantly come from compact jets, the emission at lower frequency originates in the lobes at the end of the jet which acts like a reservoir of low energy electrons.

  12. 78 FR 43916 - Certain Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Products and Components Thereof; Commission...

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    2013-07-22

    ...INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337-TA-875] Certain Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Products and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating...

  13. 47 CFR 87.133 - Frequency stability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...20 Hz. 9 Where specific frequencies are not assigned to radar stations, the bandwidth occupied by the emissions of such...10 Hz. (2) All aircraft stations—20 Hz. (d) For radar transmitters, except non-pulse signal radio...

  14. 47 CFR 87.133 - Frequency stability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...20 Hz. 9 Where specific frequencies are not assigned to radar stations, the bandwidth occupied by the emissions of such...10 Hz. (2) All aircraft stations—20 Hz. (d) For radar transmitters, except non-pulse signal radio...

  15. 47 CFR 87.133 - Frequency stability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...20 Hz. 9 Where specific frequencies are not assigned to radar stations, the bandwidth occupied by the emissions of such...10 Hz. (2) All aircraft stations—20 Hz. (d) For radar transmitters, except non-pulse signal radio...

  16. Very low frequency radio signatures of transient luminous events above thunderstorms

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    Marshall, Robert Andrew

    Lightning discharges emit intense optical and acoustic energy, in the form of lightning and thunder, respectively, but a large amount of energy is emitted as radio-frequency electromagnetic pulses (EMP). These pulses can be detected thousands of kilometers away, thanks to efficient propagation in the waveguide formed by the conducting Earth and the overlying ionosphere. In addition, intense discharges interact with the overlying ionosphere at 80-100 km altitude. The EMP-ionosphere interaction is directly observed in one manifestation as the bright transient optical emissions known as "elves", but in addition, the interaction can directly modify the free electron density in the nighttime lower ionosphere. Modifications of the ionospheric electron density can be detected via subionospheric Very Low Frequency (VLF) remote sensing. In this method, coherent signals from powerful VLF transmitters, built for submarine communication and operated by the Navy, are monitored and their amplitude and phase are tracked in time. The variations of these signais are used to sense ionospheric modifications through rapid changes in the received amplitude and/or phase when the transmitted signal propagates through an ionospheric perturbation. When these perturbations are caused by lightning, they are known as "Early VLF" perturbations, due to the negligible delay between the lightning discharge and the appearance of the VLF signal change, whereas lightning-induced electron precipitation (LEP) events have a delay of 1--2 seconds. In this work, correlations between VLF signatures and optical events are used to show that these Early VLF events may be the signature of ionospheric modification by in-cloud (IC) lightning discharges. While the more impressive cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning discharges are more commonly observed and better understood, they are outnumbered in occurrence 3:1 by IC discharges, whose effects may be relatively stronger in the overlying ionosphere. We use a 3D time-domain model of the lightning EMP-ionosphere interaction to calculate expected ionospheric density changes from IC discharges. We find that bursts of IC-EMPs can significantly modify the lower ionosphere, with both increases and decreases in electron density. We then use a frequency-domain model of the VLF transmitter signal propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide to a receiver to show that these density changes are consistent with measurements. Our results demonstrate that these Early VLF events, which are ubiquitous in VLF data, are signatures of the effects of in-cloud lightning, and that they can be used to quantify the effects of IC lightning on the ionosphere during an intense thunderstorm.

  17. Radio-frequency superimposed direct current magnetron sputtered Ga:ZnO transparent conducting thin films

    SciTech Connect

    Sigdel, Ajaya K.; Shaheen, Sean E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80208 (United States); National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Ndione, Paul F.; Perkins, John D.; Gennett, Thomas; Hest, Maikel F. A. M. van; Ginley, David S.; Berry, Joseph J. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)

    2012-05-01

    The utilization of radio-frequency (RF) superimposed direct-current (DC) magnetron sputtering deposition on the properties of gallium doped ZnO (GZO) based transparent conducting oxides has been examined. The GZO films were deposited using 76.2 mm diameter ZnO:Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} (5 at. % Ga vs. Zn) ceramic oxide target on heated non-alkaline glass substrates by varying total power from 60 W to 120 W in steps of 20 W and at various power ratios of RF to DC changing from 0 to 1 in steps of 0.25. The GZO thin films grown with pure DC, mixed approach, and pure RF resulted in conductivities of 2200 {+-} 200 S/cm, 3920 {+-} 600 S/cm, and 3610 {+-} 400 S/cm, respectively. X-ray diffraction showed all films have wurtzite ZnO structure with the c-axis oriented perpendicular to the substrate. The films grown with increasing RF portion of the total power resulted in the improvement of crystallographic texture with smaller full-width half maximum in {chi} and broadening of optical gap with increased carrier concentration via more efficient doping. Independent of the total sputtering power, all films grown with 50% or higher RF power portion resulted in high mobility ({approx}28 {+-} 1 cm{sup 2}/Vs), consistent with observed improvements in crystallographic texture. All films showed optical transmittance of {approx}90% in the visible range.

  18. Radio-Frequency Superimposed Direct Current Magnetron Sputtered Ga:ZnO Transparent Conducting Thin Films

    SciTech Connect

    Sigdel, A. K.; Ndione, P. F.; Perkins, J. D.; Gennett, T.; van Hest, M. F. A. M.; Shaheen, S. E.; Ginley, D. S.; Berry, J. J.

    2012-05-01

    The utilization of radio-frequency (RF) superimposed direct-current (DC) magnetron sputtering deposition on the properties of gallium doped ZnO (GZO) based transparent conducting oxides has been examined. The GZO films were deposited using 76.2 mm diameter ZnO:Ga{sub 2}O{sub 3} (5 at. % Ga vs. Zn) ceramic oxide target on heated non-alkaline glass substrates by varying total power from 60 W to 120 W in steps of 20 W and at various power ratios of RF to DC changing from 0 to 1 in steps of 0.25. The GZO thin films grown with pure DC, mixed approach, and pure RF resulted in conductivities of 2200 {+-} 200 S/cm, 3920 {+-} 600 S/cm, and 3610 {+-} 400 S/cm, respectively. X-ray diffraction showed all films have wurtzite ZnO structure with the c-axis oriented perpendicular to the substrate. The films grown with increasing RF portion of the total power resulted in the improvement of crystallographic texture with smaller full-width half maximum in {chi} and broadening of optical gap with increased carrier concentration via more efficient doping. Independent of the total sputtering power, all films grown with 50% or higher RF power portion resulted in high mobility ({approx}28 {+-} 1 cm{sup 2}/Vs), consistent with observed improvements in crystallographic texture. All films showed optical transmittance of {approx}90% in the visible range.

  19. Design, development, and acceleration trials of radio-frequency quadrupole

    SciTech Connect

    Rao, S. V. L. S., E-mail: svlsrao@gmail.com; Jain, Piyush; Pande, Rajni; Roy, Shweta; Mathew, Jose V.; Kumar, Rajesh; Pande, Manjiri; Krishnagopal, S.; Gupta, S. K.; Singh, P. [Ion Accelerator Development Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India)] [Ion Accelerator Development Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (India)

    2014-04-15

    A deuteron radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator has been designed, fabricated, and tested at BARC, which will be used for neutron generation. The RFQ operates at a frequency of 350 MHz and needs an inter-vane voltage of 44 kV to accelerate the deuteron beam to 400 keV within a length of 1.03 m. The error analysis shows that the offset of two opposite vanes in the same direction by 100 ?m leads to a change in resonant frequency by 1.3 MHz and a significant change of fields in the quadrants (?±40% with respect to average field). From the 3D analysis, we have observed that the unwanted dipole mode frequencies are very near to the quadrupole mode frequency which will make structure sensitive to the perturbations. In order to move the dipole modes away from the quadrupole modes, we have used the dipole stabilizer rods. The 5 wire transmission line theory was used to study the perturbative analysis of the RFQ and based on this a computer program has been written to tune the cavity to get required field distribution. Based on these studies, a 1.03 m long RFQ made of OFE copper has been fabricated and tested. Even though the RFQ was designed for deuteron (D{sup +}) beam, we tested it by accelerating both the proton (H{sup +}) and D{sup +} beams. The RFQ was operated in pulsed mode and accelerated both H{sup +} and D{sup +} beams to designed values of 200 and 400 keV, respectively. The measured parameters are in good agreement with the designed values validating our simulations and fabrication processes. In this paper, simulations, RF measurements, and beam commissioning results are presented.

  20. Sgr A* at low radio frequencies: GMRT observations

    E-print Network

    Subhashis Roy; A. Pramesh Rao

    2004-02-02

    The central region of the Galaxy has been observed at 580, 620 and 1010 MHz with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). We detect emission from Sgr-A*, the compact object at the dynamical centre of the Galaxy, and estimate its flux density at 620 MHz to be 0.5 +/- 0.1 Jy. This is the first detection of Sgr A* below 1 GHz (Roy & Rao 2002, 2003), which along with a possible detection at 330 MHz (Nord et al. 2004) provides its spectrum below 1 GHz. Comparison of the 620 MHz map with maps made at other frequencies indicates that most parts of the Sgr A West HII region have optical depth 2. However, Sgr A*, which is seen in the same region in projection, shows a slightly inverted spectral index between 1010 MHz and 620 MHz. This is consistent with its high frequency spectral index, and indicates that Sgr A* is located in front of the Sgr A West complex, and rules out any low frequency turnover around 1 GHz, as suggested by Davies et al. (1976).

  1. Radio frequency identification enabled wireless sensing for intelligent food logistics.

    PubMed

    Zou, Zhuo; Chen, Qiang; Chen, Qing; Uysal, Ismail; Zheng, Lirong

    2014-06-13

    Future technologies and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) will evolve the process of the food supply chain and create added value of business. Radio frequency identifications (RFIDs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been considered as the key technological enablers. Intelligent tags, powered by autonomous energy, are attached on objects, networked by short-range wireless links, allowing the physical parameters such as temperatures and humidities as well as the location information to seamlessly integrate with the enterprise information system over the Internet. In this paper, challenges, considerations and design examples are reviewed from system, implementation and application perspectives, particularly with focus on intelligent packaging and logistics for the fresh food tracking and monitoring service. An IoT platform with a two-layer network architecture is introduced consisting of an asymmetric tag-reader link (RFID layer) and an ad-hoc link between readers (WSN layer), which are further connected to the Internet via cellular or Wi-Fi. Then, we provide insights into the enabling technology of RFID with sensing capabilities. Passive, semi-passive and active RFID solutions are discussed. In particular, we describe ultra-wideband radio RFID which has been considered as one of the most promising techniques for ultra-low-power and low-cost wireless sensing. Finally, an example is provided in the form of an application in fresh food tracking services and corresponding field testing results. PMID:24797140

  2. Fiducialization of Superconducting Radio Frequency Cryomodules at Jefferson Lab

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    C. J. Curtis; J. Dahlberg; W. Oren; J. Preble; K. Tremblay

    2006-09-26

    During the early 1990's the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), was under construction in Newport News, Virginia. The facility was to be the first of its kind in that it was to provide a continuous beam of electrons for experimental physics at energies of several GeV. One of the key elements of this unique machine was the 338 superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities built into 42 cryomodules and arranged in two linacs. These were linked by arcs of conventional magnets which allowed recirculation through the linacs up to five times, in order to achieve the design energy of 4GeV. Within each cryomodule the cavities were aligned and referenced to external fiducials allowing alignment on the design beampath. This paper describes the process developed to achieve this, how it evolved with improving instrumentation, and the results obtained. Suggestions for alternative methods which may prove useful for future projects are also discussed.

  3. Superconducting radio-frequency modules test faciilty operating experience

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    Soyars, W.; Bossert, R.; Darve, C.; Degraff, B.; Klebaner, A.; Martinez, A.; Pei, L.; Theilacker, J.; /Fermilab

    2007-07-01

    Fermilab is heavily engaged and making strong technical contributions to the superconducting radio-frequency research and development program (SRF R&D). Four major SRF test areas are being constructed to enable vertical and horizontal cavity testing, as well as cryomodule testing. The existing Fermilab cryogenic infrastructure has been modified to service Fermilab SRF R&D needs. The first stage of the project has been successfully completed, which allows for distribution of cryogens for a single cavity cryomodule using the existing Cryogenic Test Facility (CTF) that houses three Tevatron satellite refrigerators. The cooling capacity available for cryomodule testing at MDB results from the liquefaction capacity of the CTF cryogenic system. The cryogenic system for a single 9-cell cryomodule is currently operational. The paper describes the status, challenges and operational experience of the initial phase of the project.

  4. Implantable Radio Frequency Identification Sensors: Wireless Power and Communication

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    Hutchens, Chriswell; Rennaker, Robert L.; Venkataraman, Srinivasan; Ahmed, Rehan; Liao, Ran; Ibrahim, Tamer

    2013-01-01

    There are significant technical challenges in the development of a fully implantable wirelessly powered neural interface. Challenges include wireless transmission of sufficient power to the implanted device to ensure reliable operation for decades without replacement, minimizing tissue heating, and adequate reliable communications bandwidth. Overcoming these challenges is essential for the development of implantable closed loop system for the treatment of disorders ranging from epilepsy, incontinence, stroke and spinal cord injury. We discuss the development of the wireless power, communication and control for a Radio-Frequency Identification Sensor (RFIDS) system with targeted power range for a 700mV, 30 to 40uA load attained at ?2dBm. PMID:22254944

  5. Radio-frequency probes of Antarctic ice at South Pole

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    Besson, David Zeke; Kravchenko, I.

    2013-05-16

    to successive waveforms. Each 0.5 meter division horizontally corresponds to approximately 5 ns. -20 -10 0 10 20 Rx v ol ta ge ( V, a ft er s ca li ng ; of fs e Time (ns, relative) 6 us echo (Vx1) 9.6 us echo (Vx1.3) 13.9 us echo (Vx3.5) 17.2 us echo (Vx10.... Kravchenko: Radio-frequency probes of Antarctic ice, South Pole 863 0 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.008 0.01 0.012 0.014 0.016 0.018 0 50 100 150 Pe ak A mp litu de (V ) Angle (degrees) surface iceflow 9.6 ?s13.9 ?s (Vx2)19 ?s (Vx10)9.6 ?s fit13.9 ?s...

  6. Radio frequency interference effect on PN code sequence lock detector

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    Kwon, Hyuck M.; Tu, Kwei; Loh, Y. C.

    1991-01-01

    The authors find the probabilities of detection and false alarm of the pseudonoise (PN) sequence code lock detector when strong radio frequency interference (RFI) hits the communications link. Both a linear model and a soft-limiter nonlinear model for a transponder receiver are considered. In addition, both continuous wave (CW) RFI and pulse RFI are analyzed, and a discussion is included of how strong CW RFI can knock out the PN code lock detector in a linear or a soft-limiter transponder. As an example, the Space Station Freedom forward S-band PN system is evaluated. It is shown that a soft-limiter transponder can protect the PN code lock detector against a typical pulse RFI, but it can degrade the PN code lock detector performance more than a linear transponder if CW RFI hits the link.

  7. Distributed beamforming with software-defined radios: frequency synchronization and digital

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    Madhow, Upamanyu

    Distributed beamforming with software-defined radios: frequency synchronization and digital--We present an implementation of distributed trans- mit beamforming using software-defined radios and demonstrate it using an all- wireless implementation using software-defined radios (SDRs) using the USRP-2

  8. The Twin-Jet of NGC 1052 at Radio, Optical, and X-Ray Frequencies

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    Falcke, Heino

    , optical, and X-ray study of the jet- associated emission features in NGC 1052. We analyse the radio-optical Telescope H#11; image of NGC 1052. 2 Radio-optical morphology \\Structure mapping" (Pogge et al. 2002The Twin-Jet of NGC 1052 at Radio, Optical, and X-Ray Frequencies M. Kadler, a E. Ros, a J. Kerp, b

  9. Using multiple beams to identify radio frequency interference in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

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    G. R. Harp

    2005-01-01

    The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is a multiuser instrument and will perform simultaneous radio astronomy and radio search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) observations. It is a multibeam instrument, with 16 independently steerable dual-polarization beams at four different tunings. Here we describe a new method for identifying radio frequency interference (RFI) that leverages the unique attributes of the ATA. Given four

  10. Transionospheric Propagation of VLF Transmitter Signals

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    Cohen, M.; Inan, U. S.; Lehtinen, N. G.

    2012-12-01

    Ground based Very Low Frequency (VLF, 3-30 kHz) radio transmitters may play a significant role in precipitation of inner belt (L<2.5) energetic Van Allen electrons. Initial analyses of the total contribution of VLF transmitters utilized models of transionospheric propagation, but some recent studies have suggested that those models may overestimate (by 20-100 dB) the VLF energy reaching the magnetosphere. One possible cause of this discrepancy was suggested to be conversion of wave energy into electrostatic modes in the D, E, and F regions, from ionospheric density irregularities, either natural or generated by the transmitter heating itself. The DEMETER satellite built a six year history of continuous and global survey mode data which, when combined, yields detailed pictures of the radiation pattern from many transmitters into space at 680 km, with 25 km resolution, and clear features like the interference pattern on the ground mapped upwards. With both E and B survey mode data, we can also directly approximate the total power injected into the magnetosphere from each transmitter, separately for day and night, as well as the power arriving at the conjugate region. We find no detectable variation of signal intensity with geomagnetic conditions. We find evidence of transmitter heating affecting the transionospheric propagation of other transmitters. We find that the power reaching the conjugate region is a large fraction of the power injected above the transmitter. We then employ a full wave model to simulate VLF transmitter transionospheric propagation, calculating the electromagnetic fields and power flux injected into the magnetosphere. Although the model does not include ionospheric irregularities, the radiation pattern largely matches the observed one, and the total power calculated is within 6 dB of observations for every transmitter, both day and night, and across a range of low to middle latitudes and transmitter powers. We thus conclude that the effect of ionospheric irregularities on VLF wave injection into the radiation belts may be small, if present at all.The nighttime radiation pattern of NWC at 700 km altitude, derived by averaging 6 years of DEMETER survey mode data.

  11. The Radio Frequency Health Node Wireless Sensor System

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    Valencia, J. Emilio; Stanley, Priscilla C.; Mackey, Paul J.

    2009-01-01

    The Radio Frequency Health Node (RFHN) wireless sensor system differs from other wireless sensor systems in ways originally intended to enhance utility as an instrumentation system for a spacecraft. The RFHN can also be adapted to use in terrestrial applications in which there are requirements for operational flexibility and integrability into higher-level instrumentation and data acquisition systems. As shown in the figure, the heart of the system is the RFHN, which is a unit that passes commands and data between (1) one or more commercially available wireless sensor units (optionally, also including wired sensor units) and (2) command and data interfaces with a local control computer that may be part of the spacecraft or other engineering system in which the wireless sensor system is installed. In turn, the local control computer can be in radio or wire communication with a remote control computer that may be part of a higher-level system. The remote control computer, acting via the local control computer and the RFHN, cannot only monitor readout data from the sensor units but can also remotely configure (program or reprogram) the RFHN and the sensor units during operation. In a spacecraft application, the RFHN and the sensor units can also be configured more nearly directly, prior to launch, via a serial interface that includes an umbilical cable between the spacecraft and ground support equipment. In either case, the RFHN wireless sensor system has the flexibility to be configured, as required, with different numbers and types of sensors for different applications. The RFHN can be used to effect realtime transfer of data from, and commands to, the wireless sensor units. It can also store data for later retrieval by an external computer. The RFHN communicates with the wireless sensor units via a radio transceiver module. The modular design of the RFHN makes it possible to add radio transceiver modules as needed to accommodate additional sets of wireless sensor units. The RFHN includes a core module that performs generic computer functions, including management of power and input, output, processing, and storage of data. In a typical application, the processing capabilities in the RFHN are utilized to perform preprocessing, trending, and fusion of sensor data. The core module also serves as the unit through which the remote control computer configures the sensor units and the rest of the RFHN.

  12. Wireless Chalcogenide Nanoionic-Based Radio-Frequency Switch

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    Nessel, James; Miranda, Felix

    2013-01-01

    A new nonvolatile nanoionic switch is powered and controlled through wireless radio-frequency (RF) transmission. A thin layer of chalcogenide glass doped with a metal ion, such as silver, comprises the operational portion of the switch. For the switch to function, an oxidizable electrode is made positive (anode) with respect to an opposing electrode (cathode) when sufficient bias, typically on the order of a few tenths of a volt or more, is applied. This action causes the metal ions to flow toward the cathode through a coordinated hopping mechanism. At the cathode, a reduction reaction occurs to form a metal deposit. This metal deposit creates a conductive path that bridges the gap between electrodes to turn the switch on. Once this conductive path is formed, no further power is required to maintain it. To reverse this process, the metal deposit is made positive with respect to the original oxidizable electrode, causing the dissolution of the metal bridge thereby turning the switch off. Once the metal deposit has been completely dissolved, the process self-terminates. This switching process features the following attributes. It requires very little to change states (i.e., on and off). Furthermore, no power is required to maintain the states; hence, the state of the switch is nonvolatile. Because of these attributes the integration of a rectenna to provide the necessary power and control is unique to this embodiment. A rectenna, or rectifying antenna, generates DC power from an incident RF signal. The low voltages and power required for the nanoionic switch control are easily generated from this system and provide the switch with a novel capability to be operated and powered from an external wireless device. In one realization, an RF signal of a specific frequency can be used to set the switch into an off state, while another frequency can be used to set the switch to an on state. The wireless, miniaturized, and nomoving- part features of this switch make it suitable for applications such as integration into garments, RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags, and conformal structures (e.g., aircraft wings, sounding rockets contours, etc). In the case of RFID tags the innovation will provide countermeasures to attempts for identity theft and other uninvited attempts for retrieval of information. It could also be applicable to the automotive industry as well as the aerospace industry for collision avoidance and phased array radar systems, respectively

  13. The radio-X-ray luminosity correlation of radio halos at low radio frequency. Application of the turbulent re-acceleration model

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    Cassano, R.

    2010-07-01

    Aims: We show expectations on the radio-X-ray luminosity correlation of radio halos at 120 MHz. According to the turbulent re-acceleration scenario, we expect that low-frequency observations can detect a new population of radio halos that due to their ultra-steep spectra are missed by present observations at ~GHz frequencies. These radio halos are also supposed to be less luminous than presently observed halos hosted in clusters with the same X-ray luminosity. Methods: With Monte Carlo procedures we show that these ultra-steep spectrum halos at 120 MHz cause a steepening and a broadening of the correlation between the synchrotron power and the cluster X-ray luminosity with respect to that observed at 1.4 GHz. Results: We investigate the role of future low-frequency radio surveys and find that the upcoming LOFAR surveys will be able to test these expectations.

  14. OFDM Physical Layer Implementation for the Kansas University Agile Radio

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    Kansas, University of

    OFDM Physical Layer Implementation for the Kansas University Agile Radio Jordan Douglas Guffey ITTC transmitter and receiver and has been implemented in VHDL for use on the Kansas University Agile Radio (KUAR). The KUAR is an experimental software-defined radio platform that is intended for research in frequency-agile

  15. High-resolution radio study of SNR IC 443 at low radio frequencies

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    Castelletti, G.; Dubner, G.; Clarke, T.; Kassim, N. E.

    2011-10-01

    Aims: We investigate the morphology at low radio frequencies of the supernova remnant (SNR) IC 443 in detail and accurately establish its radio continuum spectral properties. Methods: We used the VLA in multiple configurations to produce high-resolution radio images of IC 443 at 74 and 330 MHz. From these data we produced the first sensitive, spatially resolved spectral analysis of the radio emission at long wavelengths. The changes with position in the radio spectral index were correlated with data in near infrared (NIR) from 2MASS, in gamma-rays from VERITAS, and with the molecular 12CO (J = 1 - 0) line emission. Results: The new image at 74 MHz has HPBW = 35'' and rms = 30 mJy beam-1 and at 330 MHz HPBW = 17'' and rms = 1.7 mJy beam-1. The integrated flux densities for the whole SNR are S74 MHzSNR=470±51 Jy and S330 MHzSNR=248±15 Jy. Improved estimates of the integrated spectrum were derived taking a turnover into account to fit the lowest frequency measurements in the literature. Combining our measurements with existing data, we derive an integrated spectral index ?10 MHz10700 MHz=-0.39±0.01 with a free-free continuum optical depth at 330 MHz ?330 ~ 7 × 10-4 (?10 = 1.07); all measurements above ~ 10 MHz are equally consistent with a power law spectrum. For the pulsar wind nebula associated with the compact source CXOU J061705.3+222127, we calculated S330 MHzPWN=0.23±0.05 Jy, S1420 MHzPWN=0.20±0.04 Jy, and ?330 MHz8460 MHz˜ 0.0. Substantial variations are observed in spectral index between 74 and 330 MHz across IC 443. The flattest spectral components ( - 0.25 ? ? ? - 0.05) coincide with the brightest parts of the SNR along the eastern border, with an impressive agreement with ionic lines as observed in the 2MASS J and H bands. The diffuse interior of IC 443 has a spectrum steeper than found anywhere in the SNR ( - 0.85 ? ? ? - 0.6), while the southern ridge again has a flatter spectrum (? ~ -0.4). With the available statistics the VERITAS ?-ray emission strikingly matches the CO distribution, but no clear evidence is found for a morphological correlation between the TeV distribution and radio emission. Conclusions: The excellent correspondence between the eastern radio flattest spectrum region and NIR ionic lines strongly suggests that the passage of a fast, dissociating J-type shock across the interacting molecular cloud dissociated the molecules and ionized the gas. We therefore conclude that thermal absorption at 74 MHz (?74 up to ~0.3) is responsible for the localized spectral index flattening observed along the eastern border of IC 443. Towards the interior of IC 443, the spectrum is consistent with those expected from linear diffusive shock acceleration, while the flatter spectrum in the southern ridge is a consequence of the strong shock/molecular cloud interaction.

  16. Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Ionospheric Radio Propagation Studies Using Natural Sources

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    D. LLANWYN JONES

    1974-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe methods of studying the propagation of radio waves over the earth's surface in the extremely low frequency (ELF) frequency band (3 Hz-3 kHz) using natural (as distinct from \\

  17. Enhancement of electromagnetic propagation through complex media for Radio Frequency Identification

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    Marti, Uttara P

    2005-01-01

    In this thesis, I present and examine the fundamental limitations involved in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as well as provide a means to improve reader-tag communication in ultra high frequency RFID systems. The ...

  18. Radio-Frequency Tank Eigenmode Sensor for Propellant Quantity Gauging

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    Zimmerli, Gregory A.; Buchanan, David A.; Follo, Jeffrey C.; Vaden, Karl R.; Wagner, James D.; Asipauskas, Marius; Herlacher, Michael D.

    2010-01-01

    Although there are several methods for determining liquid level in a tank, there are no proven methods to quickly gauge the amount of propellant in a tank while it is in low gravity or under low-settling thrust conditions where propellant sloshing is an issue. Having the ability to quickly and accurately gauge propellant tanks in low-gravity is an enabling technology that would allow a spacecraft crew or mission control to always know the amount of propellant onboard, thus increasing the chances for a successful mission. The Radio Frequency Mass Gauge (RFMG) technique measures the electromagnetic eigenmodes, or natural resonant frequencies, of a tank containing a dielectric fluid. The essential hardware components consist of an RF network analyzer that measures the reflected power from an antenna probe mounted internal to the tank. At a resonant frequency, there is a drop in the reflected power, and these inverted peaks in the reflected power spectrum are identified as the tank eigenmode frequencies using a peak-detection software algorithm. This information is passed to a pattern-matching algorithm, which compares the measured eigenmode frequencies with a database of simulated eigenmode frequencies at various fill levels. A best match between the simulated and measured frequency values occurs at some fill level, which is then reported as the gauged fill level. The database of simulated eigenmode frequencies is created by using RF simulation software to calculate the tank eigenmodes at various fill levels. The input to the simulations consists of a fairly high-fidelity tank model with proper dimensions and including internal tank hardware, the dielectric properties of the fluid, and a defined liquid/vapor interface. Because of small discrepancies between the model and actual hardware, the measured empty tank spectra and simulations are used to create a set of correction factors for each mode (typically in the range of 0.999 1.001), which effectively accounts for the small discrepancies. These correction factors are multiplied to the modes at all fill levels. By comparing several measured modes with the simulations, it is possible to accurately gauge the amount of propellant in the tank. An advantage of the RFMG approach of applying computer simulations and a pattern-matching algorithm is that the Although there are several methods for determining liquid level in a tank, there are no proven methods to quickly gauge the amount of propellant in a tank while it is in low gravity or under low-settling thrust conditions where propellant sloshing is an issue. Having the ability to quickly and accurately gauge propellant tanks in low-gravity is an enabling technology that would allow a spacecraft crew or mission control to always know the amount of propellant onboard, thus increasing the chances for a successful mission. The Radio Frequency Mass Gauge (RFMG) technique measures the electromagnetic eigenmodes, or natural resonant frequencies, of a tank containing a dielectric fluid. The essential hardware components consist of an RF network analyzer that measures the reflected power from an antenna probe mounted internal to the tank. At a resonant frequency, there is a drop in the reflected power, and these inverted peaks in the reflected power spectrum are identified as the tank eigenmode frequencies using a peak-detection software algorithm. This information is passed to a pattern-matching algorithm, which compares the measured eigenmode frequencies with a database of simulated eigenmode frequencies at various fill levels. A best match between the simulated and measured frequency values occurs at some fill level, which is then reported as the gauged fill level. The database of simulated eigenmode frequencies is created by using RF simulation software to calculate the tank eigenmodes at various fill levels. The input to the simulations consists of a fairly high-fidelity tank model with proper dimensions and including internal tank harare, the dielectric properties of the fluid, and a defined liquid/vapor interface. Because of sma

  19. Dual-Wavelength FBG Laser Sensor Based on Photonic Generation of Radio Frequency Demodulation Technique

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    S. C. Liu; Z. W. Yin; L. Zhang; X. F. Chen; L. Gao; J. C. Cheng

    2009-01-01

    Based on the radio frequency (RF) demodulation technique, a novel dual-wavelength fiber laser sensor is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. A beat sensing signal, which is generated by the coherently mixing output of a dual-wavelength laser in a high frequency photodetector, has been obtained and demodulated by a radio-frequency spectrum analyzer (RFSA). By employing a LiNbO3 modulator, high-frequency beat signal can

  20. 47 CFR 2.803 - Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Radio-frequency Devices § 2.803 Marketing of radio frequency devices...iv) Evaluation of product performance and determination of customer...v) Evaluation of product performance and determination of customer...and manufacture, but not marketing, of the equipment....

  1. 47 CFR 2.803 - Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Radio-frequency Devices § 2.803 Marketing of radio frequency devices...iv) Evaluation of product performance and determination of customer...v) Evaluation of product performance and determination of customer...and manufacture, but not marketing, of the equipment....

  2. 47 CFR 2.803 - Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Radio-frequency Devices § 2.803 Marketing of radio frequency devices...iv) Evaluation of product performance and determination of customer...v) Evaluation of product performance and determination of customer...and manufacture, but not marketing, of the equipment....

  3. Controller design issues in the feedback control of radio frequency plasma processing reactors

    E-print Network

    Kushner, Mark

    -integral-derivative PID controllers,7,8 controllers based on neural networks9 and dynamic control- lers based on systemController design issues in the feedback control of radio frequency plasma processing reactors the potential for improving the reliability and performance of radio frequency rf plasma processing reactors

  4. Radio frequency channel modeling for proximity networks on the Martian surface

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    De Leon, Phillip

    Radio frequency channel modeling for proximity networks on the Martian surface Vishwanath Chukkala- ronment at selected sites on the surface of Mars with a focus on the link budget and RF coverage patterns networks. The performance of any such wireless network depends fundamentally on the radio frequency (RF

  5. Ultrasound radio-frequency time series for finding malignant breast lesions

    E-print Network

    de Freitas, Nando

    050 051 052 053 Ultrasound radio-frequency time series for finding malignant breast lesions Anonymous Author(s) Affiliation Address email Abstract This project provides an insight into ultrasound. In this work, ultrasound radio frequency time series analysis is performed for sepa- rating benign

  6. Analysis of the Low-Frequency Radio Noise Environment at Satellite Heights from Terrestrial Sources

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. F. Taylor; J. P. Basart; M. McCoy; E. Rios

    1996-01-01

    We have investigated the propagation of terrestrial radio sources from 1 to 30 MHz (HF spectral region) through the ionosphere for the purpose of characterizing the interference spectrum on potential space-based, low-frequency-radio telescopes. A recent survey of the HF noise environment at satellite heights from 1 to 14 MHz has been conducted using the WIND spacecraft. Radio frequencies for which

  7. Emergency locating transmitter

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    Wren, Paul E. (inventor)

    1991-01-01

    A transmitter generates three signals for sequential transmission. These signal are an unmodulated r.f. carrier, a r.f. carrier amplitude modulated by a first audio frequency waveform and a r.f. carrier amplitude modulated by a second audio frequency waveform which is distinguishable from the first and which may be employed as a means for identifying a particular transmitter. The composite, sequentially transmitted signal may be varied in terms of the individual signal transmission sequence, the duration of the individual signals, overall composite signal repetition rate and the frequency of the second audio waveform. Various combinations of signal variations may be employed to transmit different information.

  8. Design, Construction and Operation of a Low-Power, Autonomous Radio-Frequency Data-Acquisition Station for the TARA Experiment

    E-print Network

    Kunwar, S; Allen, C; Belz, J; Besson, D; Byrne, M; Farhang-Boroujeny, B; Gillman, W H; Hanlon, W; Hanson, J; Myers, I; Novikov, A; Prohira, S; Ratzlaff, K; Rezazadeh, A; Sanivarapu, V; Schurig, D; Shustov, A; Smirnova, M; Takai, H; Thomson, G B; Young, R

    2015-01-01

    Employing a 40-kW radio-frequency transmitter just west of Delta, UT, and operating at 54.1 MHz, the TARA (Telescope Array RAdar) experiment seeks radar detection of extensive air showers (EAS) initiated by ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR). For UHECR with energies in excess of $10^{19}$ eV, the Doppler-shifted "chirps" resulting from EAS shower core radar reflections should be observable above background (dominantly galactic) at distances of tens of km from the TARA transmitter. In order to stereoscopically reconstruct cosmic ray chirps, two remote, autonomous self-powered receiver stations have been deployed. Each remote station (RS) combines both low power consumption as well as low cost. Triggering logic, the powering and communication systems, and some specific details of hardware components are discussed.

  9. Nanoionics-Based Switches for Radio-Frequency Applications

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    Nessel, James; Lee, Richard

    2010-01-01

    Nanoionics-based devices have shown promise as alternatives to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and semiconductor diode devices for switching radio-frequency (RF) signals in diverse systems. Examples of systems that utilize RF switches include phase shifters for electronically steerable phased-array antennas, multiplexers, cellular telephones and other radio transceivers, and other portable electronic devices. Semiconductor diode switches can operate at low potentials (about 1 to 3 V) and high speeds (switching times of the order of nanoseconds) but are characterized by significant insertion loss, high DC power consumption, low isolation, and generation of third-order harmonics and intermodulation distortion (IMD). MEMS-based switches feature low insertion loss (of the order of 0.2 dB), low DC power consumption (picowatts), high isolation (>30 dB), and low IMD, but contain moving parts, are not highly reliable, and must be operated at high actuation potentials (20 to 60 V) generated and applied by use of complex circuitry. In addition, fabrication of MEMS is complex, involving many processing steps. Nanoionics-based switches offer the superior RF performance and low power consumption of MEMS switches, without need for the high potentials and complex circuitry necessary for operation of MEMS switches. At the same time, nanoionics-based switches offer the high switching speed of semiconductor devices. Also, like semiconductor devices, nanoionics-based switches can be fabricated relatively inexpensively by use of conventional integrated-circuit fabrication techniques. More over, nanoionics-based switches have simple planar structures that can easily be integrated into RF power-distribution circuits.

  10. Low-power UWB transmitter using a combined mixer and power amplifier

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Silvia Soldà; M. Caruso; Daniele Vogrig; Andrea Bevilacqua; Andrea Gerosa; Andrea Neviani

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an energy-efficient transmitter for UWB impulse-radio. The proposed circuit uses a novel combined mixer and power amplifier to generate a Gaussian pulse with 1.25GHz bandwidth and center frequency of 7.87GHz. The combined MXR-PA includes a monolithic transformer to reach a maximum output voltage swing of 3.2Vpp. The transformer has been designed so as to maximize the transmitter

  11. Effects of radio frequency bias frequency and radio frequency bias pulsing on SiO{sub 2} feature etching in inductively coupled fluorocarbon plasmas

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    Schaepkens, M. [Physics Department, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States)] [Physics Department, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States); Oehrlein, G. S. [Physics Department, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States)] [Physics Department, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States); Cook, J. M. [Lam Research Corporation, Fremont, California 94538-6470 (United States)] [Lam Research Corporation, Fremont, California 94538-6470 (United States)

    2000-03-01

    The effect of radio frequency (rf) bias frequency on SiO{sub 2} feature etching using inductively coupled fluorocarbon plasmas is investigated. It is found that the rf bias frequency can have an important effect on SiO{sub 2} feature etch rate, microtrenching phenomena, and SiO{sub 2}-to-photoresist etch selectivity. In addition, the effect of rf bias pulsing on inductively coupled fluorocarbon plasma SiO{sub 2} etching has been studied and a model that describes the data well is presented. The model assumes that fluorocarbon deposition occurs while the rf bias is off, fluorocarbon etching occurs during the first part of time that the bias is on, and substrate etching occurs once the fluorocarbon material has been removed from the substrate. (c) 2000 American Vacuum Society.

  12. The Low-frequency Radio Catalog of Flat-spectrum Sources

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    Massaro, F.; Giroletti, M.; D'Abrusco, R.; Masetti, N.; Paggi, A.; Cowperthwaite, Philip S.; Tosti, G.; Funk, S.

    2014-07-01

    A well known property of the ?-ray sources detected by Cos-B in the 1970s, by the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory in the 1990s, and recently by the Fermi observations is the presence of radio counterparts, particularly for those associated with extragalactic objects. This observational evidence is the basis of the radio-?-ray connection established for the class of active galactic nuclei known as blazars. In particular, the main spectral property of the radio counterparts associated with ?-ray blazars is that they show a flat spectrum in the GHz frequency range. Our recent analysis dedicated to search blazar-like candidates as potential counterparts for the unidentified ?-ray sources allowed us to extend the radio-?-ray connection in the MHz regime. We also showed that blazars below 1 GHz maintain flat radio spectra. Thus, on the basis of these new results, we assembled a low-frequency radio catalog of flat-spectrum sources built by combining the radio observations of the Westerbork Northern Sky Survey and of the Westerbork in the southern hemisphere catalog with those of the NRAO Very Large Array Sky survey (NVSS). This could be used in the future to search for new, unknown blazar-like counterparts of ?-ray sources. First, we found NVSS counterparts of Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope radio sources, and then we selected flat-spectrum radio sources according to a new spectral criterion, specifically defined for radio observations performed below 1 GHz. We also described the main properties of the catalog listing 28,358 radio sources and their logN-logS distributions. Finally, a comparison with the Green Bank 6 cm radio source catalog was performed to investigate the spectral shape of the low-frequency flat-spectrum radio sources at higher frequencies.

  13. Langmuir probe characterization of low-frequency oscillations in a radio-frequency SF6 plasma

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    Barlow, A. J.; Deslandes, A.; Quinton, J. S.

    2011-12-01

    A low-frequency oscillation (<100 Hz) has been observed in a low-pressure (1-50 mTorr) radio-frequency (RF) inductively coupled plasma, produced in sulfur hexafluoride. Langmuir probe studies have characterized this oscillation with respect to RF power, gas pressure and probe proximity to the antenna. The experimental parameter space within which this oscillation is observed is mapped with respect to power and pressure for the reaction chamber in use. The oscillation is observed in Langmuir probe currents for positive probe bias, and has a strong dependence on experimental conditions, as well as probe position within the chamber. The propagation speed of the instability away from the source is found to be 16 m s-1.

  14. Growth and physiological responses to surgical and gastric radio transmitter implantation techniques in subyearling chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

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    Martinelli, T.L.; Hansel, H.C.; Shively, R.S.

    1998-01-01

    We examined the effects of surgical and gastric transmitter implantation techniques on the growth, general physiology and behavior of 230 subyearling chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, Walbaum) (100 mm-154 mm fork length). The transmitter weighed 1.3 g in air (0.9 g in water) and comprised, on average, 6% of the body weight of the fish (in air). Individuals were randomly assigned to an experimental group (control, surgical or gastric) and a sampling period (day 5 or day 21). Relative growth rate was expressed as% body weight gained/day. General condition was assessed by necropsy. Physiological response variables included hematocrit, leucocrit and plasma protein concentration. The mean relative growth rates of control, surgical and gastric fish were not significantly different at day 5. By day 21, the gastric group had a significantly lower relative growth rate (1.3%) as compared to the surgical group (1.8%) and the control group (1.9%) (P = 0.0001). Mean hematocrit values were significantly lower in the surgical (41.8%) and gastric (42.2%) groups as compared to controls (47.3%) at day 5 (P = 0.01), but all were within normal range for salmonids. No significant differences in hematocrit values were detected at day 21. Leucocrit values for all groups were ??? 1% in 99% of the fish. Both tagged groups had significantly lower mean plasma protein levels as compared to controls at day 5 (P = 0.001) and day 21 (P = 0.0001). At day 21 the gastric group (64.4 g 100 m1-1) had significantly lower mean plasma protein levels than the surgical group (68.8 g 100 ml-1) (P = 0.0001). Necropsies showed decreasing condition of gastrically tagged fish over time, and increasing condition of surgical fish. Paired releases of surgically and gastrically implanted yearling chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River in spring, 1996 revealed few significant differences in migration behavior through two reservoirs. We conclude that gastrically implanted fish show decreased growth and condition over a 21 d period. We recommend a surgical implantation method for long-term studies of juvenile salmonids, however, gastric implantation may be suitable for short-term studies.

  15. Radio-frequency measurement of an asymmetric single electron transistor

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    Ji, Zhongqing; Xue, Weiwei; Rimberg, A. J.

    2007-03-01

    Since the invention of the radio-frequency single-electron transistor (RF-SET) by Schoelkopf et al.,[1] most measurements have focused on the symmetric single electron transistor. It has been shown, however, that the symmetric SET has a rather low measurement efficiency in its normal working regime.[2][3] Recently, it has been pointed out that an asymmetric SET can be considerably more efficient than a symmetric SET as a quantum amplifier. In this case the measurement efficiency of the asymmetric SET becomes similar to that of the quantum point contact (QPC) detector which can approach the quantum limit. We investigate the asymmetric SET by fabricating Al/AlOx SETs with junction areas 40x40 nm^2 and 40x80nm^2 and total resistance of about 25k?. The results of RF and DC characterization of such asymmetric SETs will be discussed. [1] R. J. Schoelkopf, P. Wahlgren, A. A. Kozhevnikov, P. Delsing, D. E. Prober, Science, 280, 1242 (1998). [2] A. N. Korotkov, Phys. Rev. B, 63, 085312 (2001); 63, 115403 (2001). [3] D. Mozyrsky, I. Martin, and M. B. Hastings, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 018303 (2004). [4] S. A. Gurvitz and G. P. Berman, Phys. Rev. B, 72 , 073303(2005).

  16. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and patient safety

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    Ajami, Sima; Rajabzadeh, Ahmad

    2013-01-01

    Background: Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems have been successfully applied in areas of manufacturing, supply chain, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, and services to name a few. However, the different advantages and disadvantages expressed in various studies of the challenges facing the technology of the use of the RFID technology have been met with skepticism by managers of healthcare organizations. The aim of this study was to express and display the role of RFID technology in improving patient safety and increasing the impact of it in healthcare. Materials and Methods: This study was non-systematical review, which the literature search was conducted with the help of libraries, books, conference proceedings, PubMed databases and also search engines available at Google, Google scholar in which published between 2004 and 2013 during Febuary 2013. We employed the following keywords and their combinations; RFID, healthcare, patient safety, medical errors, and medication errors in the searching areas of title, keywords, abstract, and full text. Results: The preliminary search resulted in 68 articles. After a careful analysis of the content of each paper, a total of 33 papers was selected based on their relevancy. Conclusion: We should integrate RFID with hospital information systems (HIS) and electronic health records (EHRs) and support it by clinical decision support systems (CDSS), it facilitates processes and reduce medical, medication and diagnosis errors. PMID:24381626

  17. Radio-frequency energy quantification in magnetic resonance imaging

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    Alon, Leeor

    Mapping of radio frequency (RF) energy deposition has been challenging for 50+ years, especially, when scanning patients in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. As result, electromagnetic simulation software is often used for estimating the specific absorption rate (SAR), the rate of RF energy deposition in tissue. The thesis work presents challenges associated with aligning information provided by electromagnetic simulation and MRI experiments. As result of the limitations of simulations, experimental methods for the quantification of SAR were established. A system for quantification of the total RF energy deposition was developed for parallel transmit MRI (a system that uses multiple antennas to excite and image the body). The system is capable of monitoring and predicting channel-by-channel RF energy deposition, whole body SAR and capable of tracking potential hardware failures that occur in the transmit chain and may cause the deposition of excessive energy into patients. Similarly, we demonstrated that local RF power deposition can be mapped and predicted for parallel transmit systems based on a series of MRI temperature mapping acquisitions. Resulting from the work, we developed tools for optimal reconstruction temperature maps from MRI acquisitions. The tools developed for temperature mapping paved the way for utilizing MRI as a diagnostic tool for evaluation of RF/microwave emitting device safety. Quantification of the RF energy was demonstrated for both MRI compatible and non-MRI-compatible devices (such as cell phones), while having the advantage of being noninvasive, of providing millimeter resolution and high accuracy.

  18. Radio frequency leakage current from unipolar laparoscopic electrocoagulators.

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    DiNovo, J A

    1983-09-01

    Radio frequency (RF) leakage current has been suspected of causing accidental tissue burns associated with laparoscopic electrocoagulation used for tubal sterilization. A study was done to determine the levels of capacitively coupled RF leakage current from six unipolar laparoscopes manufactured by five companies. Leakage current values ranging from less than 100 mA to over 550 mA were measured at electrosurgical unit power settings of up to 150 w into 1,000 ohms. These levels represent 24-62% of the total electrosurgical current generated by the electrosurgical units. Using a criterion for tissue injury of 100 mA/sq cm applied for ten seconds, leakage current levels exceeding 400 mA are capable of producing burns either at the abdominal wall or to internal organs that accidentally come into contact with the body of the laparoscope. One of the six devices tested had leakage current levels higher than 400 mA at power settings lower than 100 w. Capacitance measurements between the unipolar laparoscope body and the forceps ranged from 53 to 140 picofarads. PMID:6226780

  19. Noninvasive radio frequency for skin tightening and body contouring.

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    Weiss, Robert A

    2013-03-01

    The medical use of radio frequency (RF) is based on an oscillating electrical current forcing collisions between charged molecules and ions, which are then transformed into heat. RF heating occurs irrespective of chromophore or skin type and is not dependent on selective photothermolysis. RF can be delivered using monopolar, bipolar, and unipolar devices, and each method has theoretical limits of depth penetration. A variant of bipolar delivery is fractional RF delivery. In monopolar configurations, RF will penetrate deeply and return via a grounding electrode. Multiple devices are available and are detailed later in the text. RF thermal stimulation is believed to result in a microinflammatory process that promotes new collagen. By manipulating skin cooling, RF can also be used for heating and reduction of fat. Currently, the most common uses of RF-based devices are to noninvasively manage and treat skin tightening of lax skin (including sagging jowls, abdomen, thighs, and arms), as well as wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement, and body contouring. PMID:24049924

  20. Spectroscopic Measurements of Radio Frequency Plasmas in Supercritical Fluids

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    Maehara, Tsunehiro [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577 (Japan); Iwamae, Atsushi [Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); Kawashima, Ayato [Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8566 (Japan)

    2010-10-29

    Spectroscopic measurements of radio frequency (rf) plasma were performed under high pressure CO{sub 2} conditions (5 and 7 MPa) and supercritical (sc)CO{sub 2} conditions (8-20 MPa). The temperatures evaluated from C{sub 2} Swan bands increased from 3600 K to 4600 K with increasing pressure. The broadening and shifting of the O I line profile ({approx}777 nm) of rf plasma was observed under scCO{sub 2} conditions. The width of the line profile increased with increasing pressure. The reason for the broadening and shifting is still unclear because the present theory used to explain them is not valid for such high pressure conditions. Further, the broadening of the Ar I line profile ({approx}811.5 nm) in rf plasmas was observed under atmospheric Ar (0.1 MPa), high pressure Ar conditions (1-4 MPa), and scAr condition (5 MPa); the observation of the O I line profile in CO{sub 2} plasmas is difficult in this pressure range owing to its weak intensity therein. Similar to the case of the O I line in CO{sub 2} plasmas, the reason for the broadening of the Ar I line profile at 5 MPa is unclear.

  1. Cruising through molecular bound state manifolds with radio frequency

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    F. Lang; P. v. d. Straten; B. Brandstätter; G. Thalhammer; K. Winkler; P. S. Julienne; R. Grimm; J. Hecker Denschlag

    2007-08-29

    The emerging field of ultracold molecules with their rich internal structure is currently attracting a lot of interest. Various methods have been developed to produce ultracold molecules in pre-set quantum states. For future experiments it will be important to efficiently transfer these molecules from their initial quantum state to other quantum states of interest. Optical Raman schemes are excellent tools for transfer, but can be involved in terms of equipment, laser stabilization and finding the right transitions. Here we demonstrate a very general and simple way for transfer of molecules from one quantum state to a neighboring quantum state with better than 99% efficiency. The scheme is based on Zeeman tuning the molecular state to avoided level crossings where radio-frequency transitions can then be carried out. By repeating this process at different crossings, molecules can be successively transported through a large manifold of quantum states. As an important spin-off of our experiments, we demonstrate a high-precision spectroscopy method for investigating level crossings.

  2. Monitoring of tumor radio frequency ablation using derivative spectroscopy

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    Spliethoff, Jarich W.; Tanis, Erik; Evers, Daniel J.; Hendriks, Benno H. W.; Prevoo, Warner; Ruers, Theo J. M.

    2014-09-01

    Despite the widespread use of radio frequency (RF) ablation, an effective way to assess thermal tissue damage during and after the procedure is still lacking. We present a method for monitoring RF ablation efficacy based on thermally induced methemoglobin as a marker for full tissue ablation. Diffuse reflectance (DR) spectra were measured from human blood samples during gradual heating of the samples from 37 to 60, 70, and 85°C. Additionally, reflectance spectra were recorded real-time during RF ablation of human liver tissue ex vivo and in vivo. Specific spectral characteristics of methemoglobin were extracted from the spectral slopes using a custom optical ablation ratio. Thermal coagulation of blood caused significant changes in the spectral slopes, which is thought to be caused by the formation of methemoglobin. The time course of these changes was clearly dependent on the heating temperature. RF ablation of liver tissue essentially led to similar spectral alterations. In vivo DR measurements confirmed that the method could be used to assess the degree of thermal damage during RF ablation and long after the tissue cooled.

  3. Monitoring of tumor radio frequency ablation using derivative spectroscopy.

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    Spliethoff, Jarich W; Tanis, Erik; Evers, Daniel J; Hendriks, Benno H W; Prevoo, Warner; Ruers, Theo J M

    2014-09-01

    Despite the widespread use of radio frequency (RF) ablation, an effective way to assess thermal tissue damage during and after the procedure is still lacking. We present a method for monitoring RF ablation efficacy based on thermally induced methemoglobin as a marker for full tissue ablation. Diffuse reflectance (DR) spectra were measured from human blood samples during gradual heating of the samples from 37 to 60, 70, and 85°C. Additionally, reflectance spectra were recorded real-time during RF ablation of human liver tissue ex vivo and in vivo. Specific spectral characteristics of methemoglobin were extracted from the spectral slopes using a custom optical ablation ratio. Thermal coagulation of blood caused significant changes in the spectral slopes, which is thought to be caused by the formation of methemoglobin. The time course of these changes was clearly dependent on the heating temperature. RF ablation of liver tissue essentially led to similar spectral alterations. In vivo DR measurements confirmed that the method could be used to assess the degree of thermal damage during RF ablation and long after the tissue cooled. PMID:25239499

  4. Radio-frequency quadrupole vane-tip geometries

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    Crandall, K.R.; Mills, R.S.; Wangler, T.P.

    1983-01-01

    Radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linacs are becoming widely accepted in the accelerator community. They have the remarkable capability of simultaneously bunching low-energy ion beams and accelerating them to energies at which conventional accelerators can be used, accomplishing this with high-transmission efficiencies and low-emittance growths. The electric fields, used for radial focusing, bunching, and accelerating, are determined by the geometry of the vane tips. The choice of the best vane-tip geometry depends on considerations such as the peak surface electric field, per cent of higher multipole components, and ease of machining. We review the vane-tip geometry based on the ideal two-term potential function and briefly describe a method for calculating the electric field components in an RFQ cell with arbitrary vane-tip geometry. We describe five basic geometries and use the prototype RFQ design for the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test (FMIT) accelerator as an example to compare the characteristics of the various geometries.

  5. Shale oil upgrading using radio-frequency energy

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    Cha, C.Y.

    1988-09-01

    Western Research Institute has constructed and operated a radio-frequency (rf) reactor system to investigate shale oil upgrading opportunities. The reactor system has been used to develop techniques using rf energy as a nonchemical catalyst to enhance reaction rate or to change the product distribution. This report documents experimental results of eastern and western shale oil desulfurization tests using 2450 MHz rf energy. A series of batch and continuous reactor tests have been conducted using eastern and western shale oil in a tubular reactor located inside the wave guide. Results show that 2,450 MHz of rf energy selectively decomposes sulfur and oxygen components in the eastern and western shale oil when they are processed at 450--500{degree}F (230--260{degree}C). The rate of sulfur removal from shale oil is mainly dependent on the rf power input per unit weight of shale oil introduced. The maximum sulfur removal (32--38%) was obtained when power input was in the range of 0.8 to 1.1 watts per grams of shale oil per hour. Oil residence times between 3 and 12 minutes had no significant effect on sulfur removal rate. The highest sulfur removal (42%) was obtained when the shale oil was treated with 300 watts of rf energy at 450--500{degree}F (230-260{degree}C) for two hours in the batch reactor. 3 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  6. Radio-frequency dressed state potentials for neutral atoms

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    S. Hofferberth; I. Lesanovsky; B. Fischer; J. Verdu; J. Schmiedmayer

    2006-08-29

    Potentials for atoms can be created by external fields acting on properties like magnetic moment, charge, polarizability, or by oscillating fields which couple internal states. The most prominent realization of the latter is the optical dipole potential formed by coupling ground and electronically excited states of an atom with light. Here we present an experimental investigation of the remarkable properties of potentials derived from radio-frequency (RF) coupling between electronic ground states. The coupling is magnetic and the vector character allows to design state dependent potential landscapes. On atom chips this enables robust coherent atom manipulation on much smaller spatial scales than possible with static fields alone. We find no additional heating or collisional loss up to densities approaching $10^{15}$ atoms / cm$^3$ compared to static magnetic traps. We demonstrate the creation of Bose-Einstein condensates in RF potentials and investigate the difference in the interference between two independently created and two coherently split condensates in identical traps. All together this makes RF dressing a powerful new tool for micro manipulation of atomic and molecular systems.

  7. Operating a radio-frequency plasma source on water vapor

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    Nguyen, Sonca V. T.; Gallimore, Alec D. [Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 (United States); Foster, John E. [Plasma Science and Technology Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 (United States)

    2009-08-15

    A magnetically enhanced radio-frequency (rf) plasma source operating on water vapor has an extensive list of potential applications. In this work, the use of a rf plasma source to dissociate water vapor for hydrogen production is investigated. This paper describes a rf plasma source operated on water vapor and characterizes its plasma properties using a Langmuir probe, a residual gas analyzer, and a spectrometer. The plasma source operated first on argon and then on water vapor at operating pressures just over 300 mtorr. Argon and water vapor plasma number densities differ significantly. In the electropositive argon plasma, quasineutrality requires n{sub i}{approx_equal}n{sub e}, where n{sub i} is the positive ion density. But in the electronegative water plasma, quasineutrality requires n{sub i+}=n{sub i-}+n{sub e}. The positive ion density and electron density of the water vapor plasma are approximately one and two orders of magnitude lower, respectively, than those of argon plasma. These results suggest that attachment and dissociative attachment are present in electronegative water vapor plasma. The electron temperature for this water vapor plasma source is between 1.5 and 4 eV. Without an applied axial magnetic field, hydrogen production increases linearly with rf power. With an axial magnetic field, hydrogen production jumps to a maximum value at 500 W and then saturates with rf power. The presence of the applied axial magnetic field is therefore shown to enhance hydrogen production.

  8. Transformations in optics for radio-frequency spectrum analysis

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    Colice, Christopher Max

    Why use optics for radio-frequency spectrum analysis, especially when electronic spectrum analyzers are so good? There are several reasons: optical processing is inherently parallel; coherent light Fourier transforms as it propagates; and the processing speed is usually determined by the time it takes light to propagate through the system. Of course, there are disadvantages to optical processing, namely the difficulty in generating long time delays using optics and the (relatively) small dynamic range of optical detectors. Optical systems are good for analyzing pulsed or hopping signals, and electronic systems for weak continuous-wave signals. Traditionally, optical processors use spatial parallelism to monitor many channels simultaneously. Exploiting this parallelism requires converting time-domain signals into spatial modulation. Coordinate transformations, then, make domain transformations possible. The systems based on tapped delay lines described in Chapters 1 and 2 all use spatial coordinate transformations for spectrum analysis, while the spectral-hole-burning spectrum analyzers discussed in Chapters 3 and 4 use spectral parallelism for spectrum analysis. Spectrum analyzers that use more than one dimension, such as the spatial-spectral processor in Chapter 5, could potentially operate with time-bandwidth products of up to 108, something far beyond the reach of electronic spectrum analyzers for the foreseeable future.

  9. Manufacture of radio frequency micromachined switches with annealing.

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    Lin, Cheng-Yang; Dai, Ching-Liang

    2013-01-01

    The fabrication and characterization of a radio frequency (RF) micromachined switch with annealing were presented. The structure of the RF switch consists of a membrane, coplanar waveguide (CPW) lines, and eight springs. The RF switch is manufactured using the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process. The switch requires a post-process to release the membrane and springs. The post-process uses a wet etching to remove the sacrificial silicon dioxide layer, and to obtain the suspended structures of the switch. In order to improve the residual stress of the switch, an annealing process is applied to the switch, and the membrane obtains an excellent flatness. The finite element method (FEM) software CoventorWare is utilized to simulate the stress and displacement of the RF switch. Experimental results show that the RF switch has an insertion loss of 0.9 dB at 35 GHz and an isolation of 21 dB at 39 GHz. The actuation voltage of the switch is 14 V. PMID:24445415

  10. Radio frequency enhanced soil vapor extraction for in situ remediation

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    Pearce, J.A.; Daniel, D.E.; Boerigter, J.; Zuluga, A. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Traditional forms of soil vapor extraction seek to volatilize and remove organic contaminants by percolation of environmental air through the contaminated soil volume. As a practical matter this is effective for contaminants with vapor pressures in excess of about 1 torr at soil temperatures, below about 20{degrees}C. The list of potentially susceptible contaminants can be expanded by heating the soil to increase the vapor pressure. Steam heat may be used, but its effect is limited to established vapor passageways. Radio frequency heating has many advantages because of its ability to heat volumetrically. However, the RF absorption of soil types, and thus the observed heating rate, varies widely depending on soil constituents and moisture content. We present measurements of soil RF absorption and contaminant removal rates, as projected from measurements of soil water removal, in a measured RF electric field at 27 MHz. Heat transfer effects in the small laboratory fixture are estimated from additional experiments and applied to estimate the temperatures which might be achieved in a large volume field test at the same electric field. Though the uncertainty is high, the desired temperature range (in excess of 150{degrees}C) is achievable in most soil types.

  11. Supercomputer Simulation of Radio-frequency Hepatic Tumor Ablation

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    Kosturski, N.; Margenov, S.

    2010-11-01

    We simulate the thermal and electrical processes, involved in the radio-frequency (RF) ablation procedure. The mathematical model consists of two parts—electrical and thermal. The energy from the applied AC voltage is determined first, by solving the Laplace equation to find the potential distribution. After that, the electric field intensity and the current density are directly calculated. Finally, the heat transfer equation is solved to determine the temperature distribution. Heat loss due to blood perfusion is also accounted for. The representation of the computational domain is based on a voxel mesh. Both partial differential equations are discretized in space via linear conforming FEM. After the space discretization, the backward Euler scheme is used for the time stepping. Large-scale linear systems arise from the FEM discretization. Moreover, they are ill-conditioned, due to the strong coefficient jumps and the complex geometry of the problem. Therefore, efficient parallel solution methods are required. The developed parallel solver is based on the preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) method. As a preconditioner, we use BoomerAMG—a parallel algebraic multigrid implementation from the package Hypre, developed in LLNL, Livermore. Parallel numerical tests, performed on the IBM Blue Gene/P massively parallel computer are presented.

  12. Radio frequency glow discharge-induced acidification of fluoropolymers.

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    Krawczyk, Benjamin M; Baltrusaitis, Jonas; Yoder, Colin M; Vargo, Terrence G; Bowden, Ned B; Kader, Khalid N

    2011-12-01

    Fluoropolymer surfaces are unique in view of the fact that they are quite inert, have low surface energies, and possess high thermal stabilities. Attempts to modify fluoropolymer surfaces have met with difficulties in that it is difficult to control the modification to maintain bulk characteristics of the polymer. In a previously described method, the replacement of a small fraction of surface fluorine by acid groups through radio frequency glow discharge created a surface with unexpected reactivity allowing for attachment of proteins in their active states. The present study demonstrates that 1-ethyl-3-[3-dimethylaminopropyl] carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) reacts with the acid groups on fluoropolymer surfaces in a novel reaction not previously described. This reaction yields an excellent leaving group in which a primary amine on proteins can substitute to form a covalent bond between a protein and these surfaces. In an earlier study, we demonstrated that collagen IV could be deposited on a modified PTFE surface using EDC as a linker. Once collagen IV is attached to the surface, it assembles to form a functional stratum resembling collagen IV in native basement membrane. In this study, we show data suggesting that the fluorine to carbon ratio determines the acidity of the fluoropolymer surfaces and how well collagen IV attaches to and assembles on four different fluoropolymer surfaces. PMID:21887736

  13. Low-power radio-frequency ICs for portable communications

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    ASAD A. ABIDI

    1995-01-01

    The contributions of integrated circuits to the RF front-end of wireless receivers and transmitters operating in broadcast and personal communications bands are surveyed. It is seen from this that when ICs enable a rethinking of the RF architecture, the wireless device can sometimes become significantly smaller, and consume much less power. Examples are taken from FM broadcast receivers, pagers, and

  14. Fast radio-frequency amplitude modulation in multiple-quantum magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance: Theory and experiments

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    Frydman, Lucio

    Fast radio-frequency amplitude modulation in multiple-quantum magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic of this experiment has been the poor efficiency of the radio-frequency pulses used in converting multiple-modulated radio-frequency pulses, and which can yield substantial signal and even resolution enhancements over

  15. Investigation on the Frequency Allocation for Radio Astronomy at the L Band

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    Abidin, Z. Z.; Umar, R.; Ibrahim, Z. A.; Rosli, Z.; Asanok, K.; Gasiprong, N.

    2013-09-01

    In this paper, the frequency allocation reserved for radio astronomy in the L band set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is between 1400 and 1427 MHz, is reviewed. We argue that the nearby frequencies are still very important for radio astronomers on the ground by investigating radio objects (H i sources) around 1300-1500 MHz. The L-band window is separated into a group of four windows, namely 1400-1427 MHz (window A), 1380-1400 MHz (window B), 1350-1380 MHz (window C), and 1300-1350 MHz (window D). These windows are selected according to their redshifts from a rest frequency for hydrogen spectral line at 1420.4057 MHz. Radio objects up to z ? 0.1 or frequency down to 1300 MHz are examined. We argue that since window B has important radio objects within the four windows, this window should also be given to radio astronomy. They are galaxies, spiral galaxies, and galaxy clusters. This underlines the significance of window B for radio astronomers on the ground. By investigating the severeness of radio frequency interference (RFI) within these windows, we have determined that window B still has significant, consistent RFI. The main RFI sources in the four windows have also been identified. We also found that the Department of Civil Aviation of Malaysia is assigned a frequency range of 1215-1427 MHz, which is transmitted within the four windows and inside the protected frequency for radio astronomy. We also investigated the RFI in the four windows on proposed sites of future radio astronomy observatories in Malaysia and Thailand and found the two best sites as Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Ubon Ratchathani, respectively. It has also been determined that RFI in window B increases with population density.

  16. Assessment of radio frequency exposures in schools, homes, and public places in Belgium.

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    Verloock, Leen; Joseph, Wout; Goeminne, Francis; Martens, Luc; Verlaek, Mart; Constandt, Kim

    2014-12-01

    Characterization of exposure from emerging radio frequency (RF) technologies in areas where children are present is important. Exposure to RF electromagnetic fields (EMF) was assessed in three "sensitive" microenvironments; namely, schools, homes, and public places located in urban environments and compared to exposure in offices. In situ assessment was conducted by performing spatial broadband and accurate narrowband measurements, providing 6-min averaged electric-field strengths. A distinction between internal (transmitters that are located indoors) and external (outdoor sources from broadcasting and telecommunication) sources was made. Ninety-four percent of the broadband measurements were below 1 V m(-1). The average and maximal total electric-field values in schools, homes, and public places were 0.2 and 3.2 V m(-1) (WiFi), 0.1 and 1.1 V m(-1) (telecommunication), and 0.6 and 2.4 V m(-1) (telecommunication), respectively, while for offices, average and maximal exposure were 0.9 and 3.3 V m(-1) (telecommunication), satisfying the ICNIRP reference levels. In the schools considered, the highest maximal and average field values were due to internal signals (WiFi). In the homes, public places, and offices considered, the highest maximal and average field values originated from telecommunication signals. Lowest exposures were obtained in homes. Internal sources contributed on average more indoors (31.2%) than outdoors (2.3%), while the average contributions of external sources (broadcast and telecommunication sources) were higher outdoors (97.7%) than at indoor positions (68.8%). FM, GSM, and UMTS dominate the total downlink exposure in the outdoor measurements. In indoor measurements, FM, GSM, and WiFi dominate the total exposure. The average contribution of the emerging technology LTE was only 0.6%. PMID:25353235

  17. Secondary electron energy spectra emitted from radio frequency biased plasma electrodes

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    Shaw, D. M.; Watanabe, M.; Uchiyama, H.; Collins, G. J.

    1999-07-01

    The ion-induced secondary electron energy spectra from a radio frequency biased (13.56 MHz) electrically insulating (Al2O3) plasma electrode surface immersed in a separately powered inductively coupled plasma are studied both experimentally and theoretically. Radio frequency (rf) electrode bias voltages of 140 and 285 V (peak to ground) are employed and the complete electron energy spectra emitted from the electrode and accelerated by the rf sheath are measured 14 cm from the rf biased electrode using a differentially pumped retarding potential analyzer. A collisionless radio frequency Child-Langmuir sheath model is used to explain the experimentally measured electron energy spectra.

  18. Surface Impedance of Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) Materials

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    Xiao, Binping

    Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) technology is widely adopted in particle accelerators. There remain many open questions, however, in developing a systematic understanding of the fundamental behavior of SRF materials, including niobium treated in different ways and various other bulk/thin film materials that are fabricated with different methods under assorted conditions. A facility that can measure the SRF properties of small samples in a range of 2˜40 K temperature is needed in order to fully answer these questions. The Jefferson Lab surface impedance characterization (SIC) system has been designed to attempt to meet this requirement. It consists of a sapphire-loaded cylindrical Nb TE011 cavity at 7.4 GHz with a 50 mm diameter flat sample placed on a non-contacting end plate and uses a calorimetric technique to measure the radio frequency (RF) induced heat on the sample. Driving the resonance to a known field on this surface enables one to derive the surface resistance of a relatively small localized area. TE011 mode identification has been done at room temperature and 4 K, and has been compared with Microwave Studio® and SuperFish simulation results. RF loss mechanisms in the SIC system are under investigation. A VCO phase lock loop system has been used in both CW and pulsed mode. Two calorimeters, with stainless steel and Cu as the thermal path material for high precision and high power versions, respectively, have been designed and commissioned for the SIC system to provide low temperature control and measurement. A power compensation method has been developed to measure the RF induced power on the sample. Simulation and experimental results show that with these two calorimeters, the whole thermal range of interest for SRF materials has been covered, The power measurement error in the interested power range is within 1.2% and 2.7% for the high precision and high power versions, respectively. Temperature distributions on the sample surface for both versions have been simulated and the accuracy of sample temperature measurements have been analysed. Both versions have the ability to accept bulk superconductors and thin film superconducting samples with a variety of substrate materials such as Al, A12O3, Cu, MgO, Nb and Si. Tests with polycrystalline and large grain bulk Nb samples have been done at <15 mT magnetic field. Based on BCS surface impedance, least-squares fittings have been done using SuperFit2.0, a code developed by G. Ciovati and the author. Microstructure analyses and SRF measurements of large scale epitaxial MgB2 films have been reported. MgB2 films on 5 cm dia. sapphire disks were fabricated by a Hybrid Physical Chemical Vapor Deposition (HPCVD) technique. The electron-beam backscattering diffraction (EBSD) results suggest that the film is a single crystal complying with a MgB2(0001)//A1 2O3(0001) epitaxial relationship. The SRF properties of different film thicknesses (200 nm and 350 nm) were evaluated using SIC system under different temperatures and applied fields at 7.4 GHz. A surface resistance of 9±2 ?? has been observed at 2.2 K. Based on BCS theory with moving Cooper pairs, the electron states distribution at 0K and the probability of electron occupation with finite temperature have been derived and applied to anomalous skin effect theory to obtain the surface impedance of a superconductor with moving Cooper pairs. We present the numerical results for Nb.

  19. An in situ measurement of the radio-frequency attenuation in ice at Summit Station, Greenland

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    J. Avva; J. M. Kovac; C. Miki; D. Saltzberg; A. G. Vieregg

    2014-09-30

    We report an in situ measurement of the electric field attenuation length at radio frequencies for the bulk ice at Summit Station, Greenland, made by broadcasting radio-frequency signals vertically through the ice and measuring the relative power in the return ground bounce signal. We find the depth-averaged field attenuation length to be 947 +92/-85 meters at 75 MHz. While this measurement has clear radioglaciological applications, the radio clarity of the ice also has implications for the detection of ultra-high energy (UHE) astrophysical particles via their radio emission in dielectric media such as ice. The measured attenuation length at Summit Station is comparable to previously measured radio-frequency attenuation lengths at candidate particle detector sites around the world, and strengthens the case for Summit Station as the most promising northern site for UHE neutrino detection.

  20. XMR guided cardiac electrophysiology study and radio frequency ablation

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    Rhode, Kawal S.; Sermesant, Maxime; Hegde, Sanjeet; Sanchez-Ortiz, Gerardo I.; Rueckert, Daniel; Razavi, Reza; Hill, Derek L. G.

    2004-04-01

    XMR systems are a new type of interventional facility in which patients can be rapidly transferred between x-ray and MR systems on a floating table. We have previously developed a technique to register MR and x-ray images obtained from such systems. We are carrying out a program of XMR guided cardiac electrophysiology study (EPS) and radio frequency ablation (RFA). The aim of our work was to apply our registration technology to XMR guided EPS/RFA in order to integrate anatomical, electrophysiological and motion information. This would assist in guidance and allow us to validate and refine electromechanical models. Registration of the imaging modalities was achieved by a combination of system calibration and real-time optical tracking. Patients were initially imaged using MR imaging. An SSFP volume scan of the heart was acquired for anatomical information, followed by tagged scans for motion information. The patients were then transferred to the x-ray system. Tracked biplane x-ray images were acquired while electrical measurements were made from catheters placed in the heart. The relationship between the MR and x-ray images was determined. The MR volume scan of the heart was segmented and the tagged scans were analysed using a non-rigid registration algorithm to compute motion. The position of catheters was reconstructed within the MR cardiac anatomy. The anatomical, electrophysiological, and motion information were displayed in the same coordinate system. Simulations of electrical depolarisation and contraction were performed using electromechanical models of the myocardium. We present results for 2 initial cases. For patient 1, a contact mapping system was used for the EPS and for patient 2, a non-contact mapping system was used. Our XMR registration technique allows the integration of anatomical, electrophysiological, and motion information for patients undergoing EPS/RFA. This integrated approach has assisted in interventional guidance and has been used to validate electromechanical models of the myocardium.

  1. Development of a superconducting radio frequency photoelectron injector

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    Arnold, A.; Büttig, H.; Janssen, D.; Kamps, T.; Klemz, G.; Lehmann, W. D.; Lehnert, U.; Lipka, D.; Marhauser, F.; Michel, P.; Möller, K.; Murcek, P.; Schneider, Ch.; Schurig, R.; Staufenbiel, F.; Stephan, J.; Teichert, J.; Volkov, V.; Will, I.; Xiang, R.

    2007-07-01

    A superconducting radio frequency (RF) photoelectron injector (SRF gun) is under development at the Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf. This project aims mainly at replacing the present thermionic gun of the superconducting electron linac ELBE. Thereby the beam quality is greatly improved. Especially, the normalized transverse emittance can be reduced by up to one order of magnitude depending on the operating conditions. The length of the electron bunches will be shortened by about two orders of magnitude making the present bunchers in the injection beam line dispensable. The maximum obtainable bunch charge of the present thermionic gun amounts to 80 pC. The SRF gun is designed to deliver also higher bunch charge values up to 2.5 nC. Therefore, this gun can be used also for advanced facilities such as energy recovery linacs (ERLs) and soft X-ray FELs. The SRF gun is designed as a 3{1}/{2} cell cavity structure with three cells basically TESLA cells supplemented by a newly developed gun cell and a choke filter. The exit energy is projected to be 9.5 MeV. In this paper, we present a description of the design of the SRF gun with special emphasis on the physical and technical problems arising from the necessity of integrating a photocathode into the superconducting cavity structure. Preparation, transfer, cooling and alignment of the photocathode are discussed. In designing the SRF gun cryostat for most components wherever possible the technical solutions were adapted from the ELBE cryostat in some cases with major modifications. As concerns the status of the project the design is finished, most parts are manufactured and the gun is being assembled. Some of the key components are tested in special test arrangements such as cavity warm tuning, cathode cooling, the mechanical behavior of the tuners and the effectiveness of the magnetic screening of the cavity.

  2. Antarctic radio frequency albedo and implications for cosmic ray reconstruction

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    Besson, D. Z.; Stockham, J.; Sullivan, M.; Allison, P.; Beatty, J. J.; Belov, K.; Binns, W. R.; Chen, C.; Chen, P.; Clem, J. M.; Connolly, A.; Dowkontt, P. F.; Gorham, P. W.; Hoover, S.; Israel, M. H.; Javaid, A.; Liewer, K. M.; Matsuno, S.; Miki, C.; Mottram, M.; Nam, J.; Naudet, C. J.; Nichol, R. J.; Romero-Wolf, A.; Ruckman, L.; Saltzberg, D.; Seckel, D.; Shang, R. Y.; Stockham, M.; Varner, G. S.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wang, Y.

    2015-01-01

    We describe herein a measurement of the Antarctic surface "roughness" performed by the balloon-borne ANITA (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna) experiment. Originally purposed for cosmic ray astrophysics, the radio frequency (RF) receiver ANITA gondola, from its 38 km altitude vantage point, can scan a disk of snow surface 600 km in radius. The primary purpose of ANITA is to detect RF emissions from cosmic rays incident on Antarctica, such as neutrinos which penetrate through the atmosphere and interact within the ice, resulting in signal directed upward which then refracts at the ice-air interface and up and out to ANITA, or high-energy nuclei (most likely irons or protons), which interact in the upper atmosphere (at altitudes below ANITA) and produce a spray of down-coming RF which reflects off the snow surface and back up to the gondola. The energy of such high-energy nuclei can be inferred from the observed reflected signal only if the surface reflectivity is known. We describe herein an attempt to quantify the Antarctic surface reflectivity, using the Sun as a constant, unpolarized RF source. We find that the reflectivity of the surface generally follows the expectations from the Fresnel equations, lending support to the use of those equations to give an overall correction factor to calculate cosmic ray energies for all locations in Antarctica. The analysis described below is based on ANITA-II data. After launching from McMurdo Station in December 2008, ANITA-II was aloft for a period of 31 days with a typical instantaneous duty cycle exceeding 95%.

  3. Pulsed radio frequency therapy of experimentally induced arthritis in ponies.

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    Crawford, W H; Houge, J C; Neirby, D T; Di Mino, A; Di Mino, A A

    1991-01-01

    The effect of pulsed radio frequency therapy (PRFT) was evaluated on seven ponies with no arthritis and in 28 ponies in which arthritis was created using intra-articular amphotericin B to induce synovitis in the right middle carpal joint. The ponies were divided into five treatment and two control groups. Two levels of arthritis were created and two dosage levels of PRFT were evaluated. The effect of PRFT on arthritic and nonarthritic joints was measured by comparing synovial fluid parameters, the degree and duration of lameness, the range of carpal motion, and carpus circumference, for treated and untreated groups. Lesions seen radiographically, at gross pathology, and by histopathology were also compared between the treated and control groups. In the ponies with a mild form of induced arthritis, PRFT significantly (p less than 0.05) reduced the severity and duration of lameness, swelling of the carpus, and the severity of gross pathological and radiographic changes. In these ponies the synovial acid phosphatase levels were lower, the mucin clot quality was superior, and the synovial protein levels were lower for the ponies receiving PRFT as compared to the arthritic ponies receiving no treatment. A dose response effect was evident. In ponies with a slightly more severe form of arthritis, PRFT was evaluated at one dosage level. The treated ponies were significantly improved over the untreated ponies with respect to carpal range of motion, degree of lameness, carpus swelling, and radiographic lesions. No deleterious effects were noted when normal, PRFT treated, middle carpal joints were compared to contralateral untreated, normal joints. It was concluded that significant beneficial effects resulted when affected ponies were treated with PRFT. PMID:1884288

  4. Radio frequency needle hyperthermia of normal and cancerous animal tissue

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    Shalhav, Arieh; Ramon, J.; Goldwasser, Benad; Nativ, Ofer; Cherniack, Ramy; Zajdel, Liliana

    1994-12-01

    Capacitative radio frequency (RF) was met with little success when used to treat human cancer. Conductive rf needle hyperthermia (RFNH) is used successfully for human tissue ablation in neurosurgery, cardiology, and recently in urology. RFNH ablates tissue by causing thermal damage limited to the vicinity of the rf needle. We conducted a series of studies to evaluate the effect of RFNH on cancerous and normal tissue. RFNH was applied to normal porcine livers during open surgery. Liver function tests were elevated two days post treatment, then returned to normal. Pigs were sequentially sacrificed. RFNH induced lesions were found to be maximal in size on days 2 - 4 post treatment and later became smaller as liver regenerated. Phase 2 included mice bearing two subcutaneous murine bladder tumors (MBT2). The rf needle was inserted into both tumors of each mouse, but rf current was applied to one tumor only. Energies of 3 to 7.5 watts were applied for 30 seconds to 5 minutes using a 0.02 inch needle. Mice were sacrificed 0, 1, and 3 days after treatment. Necrotic lesions 0.5 - 1.2 cm in diameter were found within the treated tumors. In phase 3, mice bearing a single 8 - 18 mm subcutaneous tumor were treated by RFNH aiming for complete tumor destruction. All control mice died of huge tumors within 31 days. Treated mice were alive with no signs of tumor when sacrificed 60 days after treatment. In phase 3 RFNH is capable of complete tumor eradication with little damage to surrounding normal tissue. It may have clinical applications for percutaneous endoscopic and laparoscopic treatment of tumors.

  5. Radio Frequency Characteristics of Printed Meander Inductors and Interdigital Capacitors

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    Myllymaki, Sami; Teirikangas, Merja; Nelo, Mikko; Tulppo, Joel; Soboci?ski, Maciej; Juuti, Jari; Jantunen, Heli; Sloma, Marcin; Jakubowska, Malgorzata

    2013-05-01

    Radio frequency (RF) characterizations of printed silver ink inductors manufactured at low (150 °C) and high (850 °C) temperatures and interdigital capacitors manufactured at high (850 °C) temperatures were carried out in the 500 MHz to 6 GHz range. The S-parameter responses of the components were measured with a probe station and an Agilent 8510C network analyzer. Electrical parameters such as inductance, capacitance, and a quality factor were estimated from experimental results and numerical calculation. Component parameters are dependent on physical dimensions and material properties. The components were created in a 4 ×4 mm2 area with line widths/gaps of 500/500, 250/250, and 200/200 µm. Windings in the coils varied from 2 to 5 turns and finger counts in the capacitors, from 5 to 11 within the defined area and line widths. As a result, low-T-cured (150 °C) silver ink meander line inductors achieved 8 to 18 nH inductances at 1 and 2 GHz with a quality value of 10-25. High-T-cured (850 °C) silver ink meander line inductors had 6-15 nH inductances and quality values were around 100, indicating a conductivity challenge with low-T-cured inks. Interdigital capacitors with 1 to 4 pF capacitances and sufficient quality values were created. A low-loss BaTiO3 coating was printed over the interdigital capacitors; they exhibited suitable electrical characteristics to allow decreasing the physical size of the component.

  6. Scattering of radio frequency waves by blobs in tokamak plasmas

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    Ram, Abhay K. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)] [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Hizanidis, Kyriakos; Kominis, Yannis [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Association EURATOM-Hellenic Republic, Athens, GR-15773 (Greece)] [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Association EURATOM-Hellenic Republic, Athens, GR-15773 (Greece)

    2013-05-15

    The density fluctuations and blobs present in the edge region of magnetic fusion devices can scatter radio frequency (RF) waves through refraction, reflection, diffraction, and coupling to other plasma waves. This, in turn, affects the spectrum of the RF waves and the electromagnetic power that reaches the core of the plasma. The usual geometric optics analysis of RF scattering by density blobs accounts for only refractive effects. It is valid when the amplitude of the fluctuations is small, of the order of 10%, compared to the background density. In experiments, density fluctuations with much larger amplitudes are routinely observed, so that a more general treatment of the scattering process is needed. In this paper, a full-wave model for the scattering of RF waves by a blob is developed. The full-wave approach extends the range of validity well beyond that of geometric optics; however, it is theoretically and computationally much more challenging. The theoretical procedure, although similar to that followed for the Mie solution of Maxwell's equations, is generalized to plasmas in a magnetic field. Besides diffraction and reflection, the model includes coupling to a different plasma wave than the one imposed by the external antenna structure. In the model, it is assumed that the RF waves interact with a spherical blob. The plasma inside and around the blob is cold, homogeneous, and imbedded in a uniform magnetic field. After formulating the complete analytical theory, the effect of the blob on short wavelength electron cyclotron waves and longer wavelength lower hybrid waves is studied numerically.

  7. Energy Saving Glass Lamination via Selective Radio-Frequency Heating

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    Shulman, Holly S.; Allan, Shawn M.

    2009-11-11

    This Inventions and Innovations program supported the technical and commercial research and development needed to elevate Ceralink's energy saving process for flat glass lamination from bench scale to a self-supporting technology with significant potential for growth. Radio-frequency heating was any un-explored option for laminating glass prior to this program. With significant commercial success through time and energy savings in the wood, paper, and plastics industries, RF heating was found to have significant promise for the energy intensive glass lamination industry. A major technical goal of the program was to demonstrate RF lamination across a wide range of laminate sizes and materials. This was successfully accomplished, dispelling many skeptics' concerns about the abilities of the technology. Ceralink laminated panels up to 2 ft x 3 ft, with four sets processed simultaneously, in a 3 minute cycle. All major categories of interlayer materials were found to work with RF lamination. In addition to laminating glass, other materials including photovoltaic silicon solar cells, light emitting diodes, metallized glass, plastics (acrylic and polycarbonate), and ceramics (alumina) were found compatible with the RF process. This opens up a wide range of commercial opportunities beyond the initially targeted automotive industry. The dramatic energy savings reported for RF lamination at the bench scale were found to be maintained through the scale up of the process. Even at 2 ft x 3 ft panel sizes, energy savings are estimated to be at least 90% compared to autoclaving or vacuum lamination. With targeted promotion through conference presentations, press releases and internet presence, RF lamination has gained significant attention, drawing large audiences at American Ceramic Society meetings. The commercialization success of the project includes the establishment of a revenue-generating business model for providing process development and demonstrations for potential RF lamination users. A path to industrial energy benefits and revenue through industrial equipment sales was established in a partnership with Thermex Thermatron, a manufacturer of RF equipment.

  8. Radio-Frequency Plasma Cleaning of a Penning Malmberg Trap

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    Sims, William Herbert, III; Martin, James; Pearson, J. Boise; Lewis, Raymond

    2005-01-01

    Radio-frequency-generated plasma has been demonstrated to be a promising means of cleaning the interior surfaces of a Penning-Malmberg trap that is used in experiments on the confinement of antimatter. {Such a trap was reported in Modified Penning-Malmberg Trap for Storing Antiprotons (MFS-31780), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 29, No. 3 (March 2005), page 66.} Cleaning of the interior surfaces is necessary to minimize numbers of contaminant atoms and molecules, which reduce confinement times by engaging in matter/antimatter-annihilation reactions with confined antimatter particles. A modified Penning-Malmberg trap like the one described in the cited prior article includes several collinear ring electrodes (some of which are segmented) inside a tubular vacuum chamber, as illustrated in Figure 1. During operation of the trap, a small cloud of charged antiparticles (e.g., antiprotons or positrons) is confined to a spheroidal central region by means of a magnetic field in combination with DC and radiofrequency (RF) electric fields applied via the electrodes. In the present developmental method of cleaning by use of RF-generated plasma, one evacuates the vacuum chamber, backfills the chamber with hydrogen at a suitable low pressure, and uses an RF-signal generator and baluns to apply RF voltages to the ring electrodes. Each ring is excited in the polarity opposite that of the adjacent ring. The electric field generated by the RF signal creates a discharge in the low-pressure gas. The RF power and gas pressure are adjusted so that the plasma generated in the discharge (see Figure 2) physically and chemically attacks any solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminant layers on the electrode surfaces. The products of the physical and chemical cleaning reactions are gaseous and are removed by the vacuum pumps.

  9. LOWER IONOSPHERE ELECTRON CONCENTRATION AND COLLISION FREQUENCY FROM ROCKET MEASUREMENTS OF FARADAY ROTATION, DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION, AND PROBE CURRENT

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    E. A. Mechtly; S.A. Bowhill; L. G. Smith; H. W. Knoebel

    1967-01-01

    In a new type of radio propagation experiment, radio waves of both magnetoionic modes are radiated from a pair of ground-based transmitters to a Nike Apache rocket. A power ratio of 10 db at the rocket is maintained by a servoloop that includes the transmitters, the rocketborne receiver, and the telemetry system. The frequencies of the two modes are controlled

  10. Analytical model for the radio-frequency sheath.

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    Czarnetzki, Uwe

    2013-12-01

    A simple analytical model for the planar radio-frequency (rf) sheath in capacitive discharges is developed that is based on the assumptions of a step profile for the electron front, charge exchange collisions with constant cross sections, negligible ionization within the sheath, and negligible ion dynamics. The continuity, momentum conservation, and Poisson equations are combined in a single integro-differential equation for the square of the ion drift velocity, the so called sheath equation. Starting from the kinetic Boltzmann equation, special attention is paid to the derivation and the validity of the approximate fluid equation for momentum balance. The integrals in the sheath equation appear in the screening function which considers the relative contribution of the temporal mean of the electron density to the space charge in the sheath. It is shown that the screening function is quite insensitive to variations of the effective sheath parameters. The two parameters defining the solution are the ratios of the maximum sheath extension to the ion mean free path and the Debye length, respectively. A simple general analytic expression for the screening function is introduced. By means of this expression approximate analytical solutions are obtained for the collisionless as well as the highly collisional case that compare well with the exact numerical solution. A simple transition formula allows application to all degrees of collisionality. In addition, the solutions are used to calculate all static and dynamic quantities of the sheath, e.g., the ion density, fields, and currents. Further, the rf Child-Langmuir laws for the collisionless as well as the collisional case are derived. An essential part of the model is the a priori knowledge of the wave form of the sheath voltage. This wave form is derived on the basis of a cubic charge-voltage relation for individual sheaths, considering both sheaths and the self-consistent self-bias in a discharge with arbitrary symmetry. The externally applied rf voltage is assumed to be sinusoidal, although the model can be extended to arbitrary wave forms, e.g., for dual-frequency discharges. The model calculates explicitly the cubic correction parameter in the charge-voltage relation for the case of highly asymmetric discharges. It is shown that the cubic correction is generally moderate but more pronounced in the collisionless case. The analytical results are compared to experimental data from the literature obtained by laser electric field measurements of the mean and dynamic fields in the capacitive sheath for various gases and pressures. Very good agreement is found throughout. PMID:24483571

  11. Analytical model for the radio-frequency sheath

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    Czarnetzki, Uwe

    2013-12-01

    A simple analytical model for the planar radio-frequency (rf) sheath in capacitive discharges is developed that is based on the assumptions of a step profile for the electron front, charge exchange collisions with constant cross sections, negligible ionization within the sheath, and negligible ion dynamics. The continuity, momentum conservation, and Poisson equations are combined in a single integro-differential equation for the square of the ion drift velocity, the so called sheath equation. Starting from the kinetic Boltzmann equation, special attention is paid to the derivation and the validity of the approximate fluid equation for momentum balance. The integrals in the sheath equation appear in the screening function which considers the relative contribution of the temporal mean of the electron density to the space charge in the sheath. It is shown that the screening function is quite insensitive to variations of the effective sheath parameters. The two parameters defining the solution are the ratios of the maximum sheath extension to the ion mean free path and the Debye length, respectively. A simple general analytic expression for the screening function is introduced. By means of this expression approximate analytical solutions are obtained for the collisionless as well as the highly collisional case that compare well with the exact numerical solution. A simple transition formula allows application to all degrees of collisionality. In addition, the solutions are used to calculate all static and dynamic quantities of the sheath, e.g., the ion density, fields, and currents. Further, the rf Child-Langmuir laws for the collisionless as well as the collisional case are derived. An essential part of the model is the a priori knowledge of the wave form of the sheath voltage. This wave form is derived on the basis of a cubic charge-voltage relation for individual sheaths, considering both sheaths and the self-consistent self-bias in a discharge with arbitrary symmetry. The externally applied rf voltage is assumed to be sinusoidal, although the model can be extended to arbitrary wave forms, e.g., for dual-frequency discharges. The model calculates explicitly the cubic correction parameter in the charge-voltage relation for the case of highly asymmetric discharges. It is shown that the cubic correction is generally moderate but more pronounced in the collisionless case. The analytical results are compared to experimental data from the literature obtained by laser electric field measurements of the mean and dynamic fields in the capacitive sheath for various gases and pressures. Very good agreement is found throughout.

  12. Radio Frequency Field Calculations for Plasma Heating Simulations in VASIMR

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    Ilin, A. V.; Díaz, F. R. Chang; Squire, J. P.; Carter, M. D.

    2002-01-01

    (VASIMR)1 is plasma heating by ion-cyclotron RF heating (ICRF). Mathematical simulation helps to design an ICRF antenna, i.e. make maximal absorption of RF power into the plasma in the resonance area. Another goal of a particle simulation is design of a magnetic nozzle and optimize the performance of VASIMR2. field in the plasma, 2) ion density and velocity, 3) ion-cyclotron radio-frequency electromagnetic field. The assumptions of quasineutral and collisionless plasma are based on the range of operating VASIMR parameters. Carlo simulations for systems of million of particles in a reasonable time and without the need for a powerful supercomputer. The particle to grid weighting method is used for calculating the ion density, which is used for recalculation of the electric potential and RF field. dimensional problem to a weighted sum over two-dimensional solutions. Absorption is introduced in the cold plasma model by adding an imaginary collision frequency to the RF driven frequency, which is equivalent to adding an imaginary particle mass in the dielectric tensor elements. static and RF fields using the VASIMR code2. The VASIMR and EMIR codes are then iterated to estimate the ICRF effects on the plasma density. The iteration is performed by calculating the RF fields with the EMIR code, and using these fields to follow nonlinear ion trajectories with the VASIMR code on the gyro-frequency time scale. The ion trajectories are used to generate RF power absorption values and a density input for the next EMIR calculation. The codes are iterated until the density profile becomes reasonably stable, then the collisional absorption parameter in the EMIR code is adjusted and the iteration is continued until the power deposited by the RF system matches the power absorbed by the ion trajectories in a global sense. electric field. The solved algebraic system of equations is represented by ill-conditioned 18-diagonal matrix with complex elements. Since early development of the EMIR code, the frontal method direct solver was used. That solver requires large CPU time and RAM, which both are proportional to Nr Nz2, for a grid of the size Nr x Nz. These requirements make almost impossible to use existent EMIR solver on PC to obtain RF fields with good accuracy. system. The suggested iterative method is Modified Incomplete Cholesky Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Squared solver4. The solver involves a couple of the control parameters, which let a user tune the code to make iterations converge as fast as possible for a particular grid. Since the iterative solver does not require large RAM, and works much faster than the direct solver, the new algorithm lets us resolve RF fields on a PC with required accuracy. REFERENCES 1. Chang Díaz F.R., "Research Status of The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket", Proc. 39th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics (Pittsburgh, PA, 1997), Bulletin of APS, 42 2057. 2. Ilin A.V., Chang Díaz F.R., Squire J.P. and Carter M.D. "Monte Carlo Particle Dynamics in a Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket", (Proceedings of Open Systems' 98), Transactions of Fusion Technology, 35 330 - 334 (1999). 3. Jaeger E.F., Batchelor D.B., Weitzner H. and Whealton J.H. "ICRF Wave Propagation And Absorption in Tokamak And Mirror Magnetic Fields - A Full-wave Calculation", Computer Physics Com., 40 33 - 64 (1986). 4. Ilin, A. V., Bagheri, B., Scott, L. R., Briggs, J. M., and McCammon, J. A. "Parallelization of Poisson-Boltzmann and Brownian Dynamics calculation", Parallel Computing in Computational Chemistry, ACB Books, Washington D.C., (1995) 170-185.

  13. Sleep EEG alterations: effects of pulsed magnetic fields versus pulse-modulated radio frequency electromagnetic fields.

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    Schmid, Marc R; Murbach, Manuel; Lustenberger, Caroline; Maire, Micheline; Kuster, Niels; Achermann, Peter; Loughran, Sarah P

    2012-12-01

    Studies have repeatedly shown that electroencephalographic power during sleep is enhanced in the spindle frequency range following radio frequency electromagnetic field exposures pulse-modulated with fundamental frequency components of 2, 8, 14 or 217 Hz and combinations of these. However, signals used in previous studies also had significant harmonic components above 20 Hz. The current study aimed: (i) to determine if modulation components above 20 Hz, in combination with radio frequency, are necessary to alter the electroencephalogram; and (ii) to test the demodulation hypothesis, if the same effects occur after magnetic field exposure with the same pulse sequence used in the pulse-modulated radio frequency exposure. In a randomized double-blind crossover design, 25 young healthy men were exposed at weekly intervals to three different conditions for 30 min before sleep. Cognitive tasks were also performed during exposure. The conditions were a 2-Hz pulse-modulated radio frequency field, a 2-Hz pulsed magnetic field, and sham. Radio frequency exposure increased electroencephalogram power in the spindle frequency range. Furthermore, delta and theta activity (non-rapid eye movement sleep), and alpha and delta activity (rapid eye movement sleep) were affected following both exposure conditions. No effect on sleep architecture and no clear impact of exposure on cognition was observed. These results demonstrate that both pulse-modulated radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields affect brain physiology, and the presence of significant frequency components above 20 Hz are not fundamental for these effects to occur. Because responses were not identical for all exposures, the study does not support the hypothesis that effects of radio frequency exposure are based on demodulation of the signal only. PMID:22724534

  14. Calculus, Radio Dials and the Straight-Line Frequency Variable Capacitor

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    Boyadzhiev, Khristo N.

    2010-01-01

    Most often radio dials of analogue radios are not uniformly graded; the frequencies are cramped on the left side or on the right side. This makes tuning more difficult. Why are dials made this way? We shall see here that simple calculus can help understand this problem and solve it. (Contains 7 figures.)

  15. A Quantum Theory of the Biological Effects of Radio-frequencies and its application to Cancer

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Quantum Theory of the Biological Effects of Radio-frequencies and its application to Cancer [8] [7]. Concerning the effects of exposure to TV and FM radio on cancer, a number of statistical onset or increase in power of the emitter and cancer deaths. Concerning the effect of cellular phones

  16. Spectral occupancy at VHF: implications for frequency-agile cognitive radios

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    Steven W. Ellingson

    2005-01-01

    Frequency-agile cognitive radio is a potential solu- tion to the problem of inefficient use of radio spectrum in the 30- 300 MHz (VHF) range. This is especially attractive if networks based on this technology can operate in spectrum left unused by existing users, as opposed to being allocated new spectrum through refarming. This paper presents a preliminary survey of this

  17. Potential radio frequency interference with the GPS L5 band for radio occultation measurements

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    Wolff, A. M.; Akos, D. M.; Lo, S.

    2014-11-01

    Future radio occultation (RO) receivers are planned to utilize the newly implemented Global Positioning System (GPS) L5 band centered at 1176.45 MHz. Since there are currently no operational GPS L5 receivers used for space-based RO applications, the interference environment is unclear. Distance measuring equipment (DME) and tactical air navigation (TACAN) stations share the same frequency band as GPS L5. The signals from these stations have been identified as possible sources of interference for any GPS L5 receiver, including those used in RO applications. This study utilizes Systems Tools Kit (STK) simulations to gain insight into the power received by a RO satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO) from a DME-TACAN transmission as well as the amount of interfering stations. In order to confirm the validity of utilizing STK for communication purposes, a theoretical scenario was recreated as a simulation and the results were confirmed. Once the method was validated, STK was used to output a received power level aboard a RO satellite from a DME-TACAN station as well as a tool to detail the number of interfering DME-TACAN stations witnessed by a space-based RO receiver over time. The results indicated a large number of DME-TACAN stations transmitting at similar orientations as a receiving RO satellite, thereby leading to the possibility of signal degradation in an unclear interference environment.

  18. Observation of parametric instabilities in lower hybrid radio frequency heating of Tokamaks

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    M. Porkolab; S. Bernabei; W. M. Hooke; R. W. Motley; T. Nagashima

    1976-01-01

    During lower hybrid radio frequency heating of the Princeton ATC Tokamak, parametric instabilities are exited, and the ion heating correlates with the presence of the parametric spectra. A theoretical interpretation of the parametric instabilities is presented.

  19. A systems approach to the evaluation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in the defense industry

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    Shah, Ronak R

    2005-01-01

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless technology with possible applications in the supply chain. RFID tags' fast read rates, non-line-of-sight identification and large storage capacity may revolutionize supply ...

  20. Encoding, application and association of radio frequency identification tags on high speed manufacturing lines

    E-print Network

    Fonseca, Herbert Moreti, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    One of the entry points of radio frequency identification technology in supply chain applications is at the manufacturing line, after production, as packaged goods leave for the next link of the network of suppliers, ...

  1. A Dedicated Search for Low Frequency Radio Transient Astrophysical Events using ETA

    E-print Network

    Ellingson, Steven W.

    Frequency Radio Transients, Eight-meter-wavelength Transient Array, Crab Giant Pulses, Gamma Ray Bursts-annihilation of primordial black holes (PBHs), gamma ray bursts (GRBs), and supernovae are expected to produce single

  2. Extending the ICRF to Higher Radio Frequencies: Imaging and Source Structure

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    Boboltz, David A.; Fey, Alan L.; Charlot, Patrick; Fomalont, Edward B.; Lanyi, Gabor E.; Zhang, Li-Wei

    2004-01-01

    We present imaging results and source structure analysis of extragalactic radio sources observed using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) at 24 GHz and 43 GHz as part of an ongoing NASA, USNO, NRAO and Bordeaux Observatory collaboration to extend the International Celestial Reference Frame (ICRF) to higher radio frequencies. The K/Q-band image database now includes images of 108 sources at 43 GHz (Q-braid) and images of 230 sources at 24 GHz (K-band). Preliminary analysis of the observations taken to date shows that the sources are generally more compact as one goes from the ICRF frequency of 8.4 GHz to 24 GHz. This result is consistent with the standard theory of compact extragalactic radio sources and suggests that reference frames defined at these higher radio frequencies will be less susceptible to the effects of intrinsic source structure than those defined at lower frequencies.

  3. Extending the ICRF to Higher Radio Frequencies: 24 and 43 GHz Astrometry

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    Jacobs, Christopher S.; Charlot, Patrick; Fomalont, Ed B.; Gordon, David; Lanyi, Gabor E.; Ma, Chopo; Naudet, Charles J.; Sovers, Ojars J.; Zhang, Li-Wei D.

    2004-01-01

    We present imaging results and source structure analysis of extragalactic radio sources observed using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) at 24 GHz and 43 GHz as part of an ongoing NASA, USNO, NRAO and Bordeaux Observatory collaboration to extend the International Celestial Reference Frame (ICRF) to higher radio frequencies. The K/Q-band image database now includes images of 108 sources at 43 GHz (Q-band) and images of 230 sources at 24 GHz (K-band). Preliminary analysis of the observations taken to date shows that the sources are generally more compact as one goes from the ICRF frequency of 8.4 GHz to 24 GHz. This result is consistent with the standard theory of compact extragalactic radio sources and suggests that reference frames defined at these higher radio frequencies will be less susceptible to the effects of intrinsic source structure than those defined at lower frequencies.

  4. Industrial-scale radio frequency treatments for insect control in lentils

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Radio frequency (RF) treatments are considered as a potential postharvest technology for disinfesting legumes. After treatment protocols are validated to control postharvest insects without significant quality degradation, it is important to scale-up laboratory RF treatments to industrial applicatio...

  5. POTENTIAL HUMAN STUDY POPULATIONS FOR NON-IONIZING (RADIO FREQUENCY) RADIATION HEALTH EFFECTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    This research project was initiated to identify potential human populations for future epidemiological studies of the health effects of radio frequency radiation. Through a literature search and contacts with various groups and organizations, numerous occupations and applications...

  6. Integrating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) data with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) business processes

    E-print Network

    Chen, Yan (Yan Henry), 1976-

    2005-01-01

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, an important component in the enterprise IT infrastructure, must be integrated into the legacy IT system. This thesis studies how RFID technology can be integrated into the ...

  7. Radio Frequency Identification of Katrina Hurricane Victims Rajit Gadh and B.S. Prabhu

    E-print Network

    California at Los Angeles, University of

    1 Radio Frequency Identification of Katrina Hurricane Victims Rajit Gadh and B.S. Prabhu Recently of the hurricane Katrina. Motivated by the interest generated by this news, in what follows we comment

  8. Base-level management of radio-frequency radiation-protection program. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Rademacher, S.E.; Montgomery, N.D.

    1989-04-01

    AFOEHL developed this report to assist the base-level aerospace medical team manage their radio-frequency radiation-protection program. This report supersedes USAFOEHL Report 80-42, 'A Practical R-F Guide for BEES.'

  9. Base-level management of radio-frequency radiation-protection program. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Rademacher, S.E.; Montgomery, N.D.

    1989-04-01

    AFOEHL developed this report to assist the base-level aerospace medical team manage their radio-frequency radiation protection program. This report supersedes USAFOEHL Report 80-42, 'A practical R-F Guide for BEES.'

  10. Use of Radio Frequency Identification for Targeted Advertising: A Collaborative Filtering Approach Using Bayesian Networks

    E-print Network

    Cinicioglu, Esma N.; Shenoy, Prakash P.; Kocabasoglu, Canan

    2007-07-01

    This article discusses a potential application of radio frequency identification (RFID) and collaborative filtering for targeted advertising in grocery stores. Every day hundreds of items in grocery stores are marked down for promotional purposes...

  11. A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) evaluation strategy for customer fulfillment centers

    E-print Network

    Shen, Howard H. (Howard Hao)

    2006-01-01

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless technology that can be used to track inventory labeled with microchip-embedded identifiers communicating passively with scanners without operator involvement. This ...

  12. A Newly Developed Radio Frequency Wireless Passive Highly Sensitive Strain Transducer

    E-print Network

    Tentzeris, Manos

    A Newly Developed Radio Frequency Wireless Passive Highly Sensitive Strain Transducer Trang T. Thai Toulouse Cedex 4, France trang.thai@gatech.edu Trang T. Thai, Manos. M. Tentzeris School of ECE, Georgia

  13. IS THE OBSERVED HIGH-FREQUENCY RADIO LUMINOSITY DISTRIBUTION OF QSOs BIMODAL?

    SciTech Connect

    Mahony, Elizabeth K.; Sadler, Elaine M.; Croom, Scott M.; Murphy, Tara [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Ekers, Ronald D.; Feain, Ilana J., E-mail: emahony@physics.usyd.edu.au [Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia)

    2012-07-20

    The distribution of QSO radio luminosities has long been debated in the literature. Some argue that it is a bimodal distribution, implying that there are two separate QSO populations (normally referred to as 'radio-loud' and 'radio-quiet'), while others claim it forms a more continuous distribution characteristic of a single population. We use deep observations at 20 GHz to investigate whether the distribution is bimodal at high radio frequencies. Carrying out this study at high radio frequencies has an advantage over previous studies as the radio emission comes predominantly from the core of the active galactic nucleus, and hence probes the most recent activity. Studies carried out at lower frequencies are dominated by the large-scale lobes where the emission is built up over longer timescales (10{sup 7}-10{sup 8} yr), thereby confusing the sample. Our sample comprises 874 X-ray-selected QSOs that were observed as part of the 6dF Galaxy Survey. Of these, 40% were detected down to a 3{sigma} detection limit of 0.2-0.5 mJy. No evidence of bimodality is seen in either the 20 GHz luminosity distribution or in the distribution of the R{sub 20} parameter: the ratio of the radio to optical luminosities traditionally used to classify objects as being either radio-loud or radio-quiet. Previous results have claimed that at low radio luminosities, star formation processes can dominate the radio emission observed in QSOs. We attempt to investigate these claims by stacking the undetected sources at 20 GHz and discuss the limitations in carrying out this analysis. However, if the radio emission was solely due to star formation processes, we calculate that this corresponds to star formation rates ranging from {approx}10 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} to {approx}2300 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}.

  14. Radio-frequency reflectometry on an undoped AlGaAs/GaAs single electron transistor

    SciTech Connect

    MacLeod, S. J.; See, A. M.; Keane, Z. K.; Scriven, P.; Micolich, A. P.; Hamilton, A. R., E-mail: Alex.Hamilton@unsw.edu.au [School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia); Aagesen, M.; Lindelof, P. E. [Nanoscience Center, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)] [Nanoscience Center, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

    2014-01-06

    Radio frequency reflectometry is demonstrated in a sub-micron undoped AlGaAs/GaAs device. Undoped single electron transistors (SETs) are attractive candidates to study single electron phenomena, due to their charge stability and robust electronic properties after thermal cycling. However, these devices require a large top-gate, which is unsuitable for the fast and sensitive radio frequency reflectometry technique. Here, we demonstrate that rf reflectometry is possible in an undoped SET.

  15. Optimization of two-element antenna array for low-frequency transient radio telescope

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    Radial Anwar; Mohammad Tariqul Islam; Norbahiah Misran; Geri Gopir; Baharudin Yatim

    2011-01-01

    Design and development of antenna array for low frequency radio telescope has become one fascinating research in the field of Astronomy. In this research, optimization of two- element multiband antenna array for low-frequency transient radio telescope is presented. Narrow beamwidth down to 14 degrees has been achieved with maximum gain up to 12.31 dBi. The array is suitable to be

  16. A Two-Dimensional Model of Chemical Vapor Infiltration With Radio Frequency Heating

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vikas Midha; Demetre J. Economou

    1997-01-01

    A comprehensive, two-dimensional, self-consistent model was developed and used to simulate chemical vapor infil- tration of fiber-reinforced composite materials with radio frequency heating. The model included equations for energy transport, multicomponent mass transport, and pore structure evolution, coupled to Maxwell's equations to determine self-consistently the power absorbed by the preform from a radio frequency induction coil. The model equations were

  17. Radio Frequency (RF) Trap for Confinement of Antimatter Plasmas Using Rotating Wall Electric Fields

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sims, William Herbert, III; Pearson, J. Boise

    2004-01-01

    Perturbations associated with a rotating wall electric field enable the confinement of ions for periods approaching weeks. This steady state confinement is a result of a radio frequency manipulation of the ions. Using state-of-the-art techniques it is shown that radio frequency energy can produce useable manipulation of the ion cloud (matter or antimatter) for use in containment experiments. The current research focuses on the improvement of confinement systems capable of containing and transporting antimatter.

  18. FORTE observations of lightning radio-frequency signatures: Capabilities and basic results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abram R. Jacobson; Stephen O. Knox; Robert Franz; Donald C. Enemark

    1999-01-01

    The FORTE satellite, launched on August 29, 1997, carries both radio-frequency-receiver and optical (imaging and photometric) payloads for the study of lightning. The radio-frequency (RF) data for the first 7 months of operation are described, both to illustrate the satellite{close_quote}s capabilities and to explain the basic statistical findings so far. FORTE{close_quote}s multichannel RF trigger system represents a significant advance in

  19. Radio frequency sensing measurements and methods for location classification in wireless networks

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    Maas, Dustin C.

    The wireless radio channel is typically thought of as a means to move information from transmitter to receiver, but the radio channel can also be used to detect changes in the environment of the radio link. This dissertation is focused on the measurements we can make at the physical layer of wireless networks, and how we can use those measurements to obtain information about the locations of transceivers and people. The first contribution of this work is the development and testing of an open source, 802.11b sounder and receiver, which is capable of decoding packets and using them to estimate the channel impulse response (CIR) of a radio link at a fraction of the cost of traditional channel sounders. This receiver improves on previous implementations by performing optimized matched filtering on the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) of the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP), allowing it to operate at full bandwidth. The second contribution of this work is an extensive experimental evaluation of a technology called location distinction, i.e., the ability to identify changes in radio transceiver position, via CIR measurements. Previous location distinction work has focused on single-input single-output (SISO) radio links. We extend this work to the context of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio links, and study system design trade-offs which affect the performance of MIMO location distinction. The third contribution of this work introduces the "exploiting radio windows" (ERW) attack, in which an attacker outside of a building surreptitiously uses the transmissions of an otherwise secure wireless network inside of the building to infer location information about people inside the building. This is possible because of the relative transparency of external walls to radio transmissions. The final contribution of this dissertation is a feasibility study for building a rapidly deployable radio tomographic (RTI) imaging system for special operations forces (SOF). We show that it is possible to obtain valuable tracking information using as few as 10 radios over a single floor of a typical suburban home, even without precise radio location measurements.

  20. Unprecedentedly Strong and Narrow Electromagnetic Emissions Stimulated by High-Frequency Radio Waves in the Ionosphere

    SciTech Connect

    Norin, L.; Leyser, T. B.; Nordblad, E.; Thide, B.; McCarrick, M. [Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala (Sweden); BAE Systems Advanced Technologies, Washington, D.C. (United States)

    2009-02-13

    Experimental results of secondary electromagnetic radiation, stimulated by high-frequency radio waves irradiating the ionosphere, are reported. We have observed emission peaks, shifted in frequency up to a few tens of Hertz from radio waves transmitted at several megahertz. These emission peaks are by far the strongest spectral features of secondary radiation that have been reported. The emissions are attributed to stimulated Brillouin scattering, long predicted but hitherto never unambiguously identified in high-frequency ionospheric interaction experiments. The experiments were performed at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), Alaska, USA.

  1. Radio Frequency Station - Beam Dynamics Interaction in Circular Accelerators

    SciTech Connect

    Mastoridis, Themistoklis; /Stanford U., Elect. Eng. Dept. /SLAC

    2011-03-01

    The longitudinal beam dynamics in circular accelerators is mainly defined by the interaction of the beam current with the accelerating Radio Frequency (RF) stations. For stable operation, Low Level RF (LLRF) feedback systems are employed to reduce coherent instabilities and regulate the accelerating voltage. The LLRF system design has implications for the dynamics and stability of the closed-loop RF systems as well as for the particle beam, and is very sensitive to the operating range of accelerator currents and energies. Stability of the RF loop and the beam are necessary conditions for reliable machine operation. This dissertation describes theoretical formalisms and models that determine the longitudinal beam dynamics based on the LLRF implementation, time domain simulations that capture the dynamic behavior of the RF station-beam interaction, and measurements from the Positron-Electron Project (PEP-II) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that validate the models and simulations. These models and simulations are structured to capture the technical characteristics of the system (noise contributions, non-linear elements, and more). As such, they provide useful results and insight for the development and design of future LLRF feedback systems. They also provide the opportunity to study diverse longitudinal beam dynamics effects such as coupled-bunch impedance driven instabilities and single bunch longitudinal emittance growth. Coupled-bunch instabilities and RF station power were the performance limiting effects for PEP-II. The sensitivity of the instabilities to individual LLRF parameters, the effectiveness of alternative operational algorithms, and the possible tradeoffs between RF loop and beam stability were studied. New algorithms were implemented, with significant performance improvement leading to a world record current during the last PEP-II run of 3212 mA for the Low Energy Ring. Longitudinal beam emittance growth due to RF noise is a major concern for LHC. Simulations studies and measurements were conducted that clearly show the correlation between RF noise and longitudinal bunch emittance, identify the major LLRF noise contributions, and determine the RF component dominating this effect. With these results, LHC upgrades and alternative algorithms are evaluated to reduce longitudinal emittance growth during operations. The applications of this work are described with regard to future machines and analysis of new technical implementations, as well as to possible future work which would continue the directions of this dissertation.

  2. Flow quantitation by radio frequency analysis of contrast echocardiography.

    PubMed

    Rovai, D; Lombardi, M; Mazzarisi, A; Landini, L; Taddei, L; Distante, A; Benassi, A; L'Abbate, A

    1993-03-01

    Contrast echocardiography has the potential for measuring cardiac output and regional blood flow. However, accurate quantitation is limited both by the use of non-standard contrast agents and by the electronic signal distortion inherent to the echocardiographic instruments. Thus, the aim of this study is to quantify flow by combining a stable contrast agent and a modified echo equipment, able to sample the radio frequency (RF) signal from a region of interest (ROI) in the echo image. The contrast agent SHU-454 (0.8 ml) was bolus injected into an in vitro calf vein, at 23 flow rates (ranging from 376 to 3620 ml/min) but constant volume and pressure. The ROI was placed in the centre of the vein, the RF signal was processed in real time and transferred to a personal computer to generate time-intensity curves. In the absence of recirculation, contrast washout slope and mean transit time (MTT) of curves (1.11-8.52 seconds) yielded excellent correlations with flow: r = 0.93 and 0.95, respectively. To compare the accuracy of RF analysis with that of conventional image processing as to flow quantitation, conventional images were collected in the same flow model by two different scanners: a) the mechanical sector scanner used for RF analysis, and b) a conventional electronic sector scanner. These images were digitized off-line, mean videodensity inside an identical ROI was measured and time-intensity curves were built. MTT by RF was shorter than by videodensitometric analysis of the images generated by the same scanner (p < 0.001). In contrast, MTT by RF was longer than by the conventional scanner (p < 0.001). Significant differences in MTT were also found with changes in the gain setting controls of the conventional scanner. To study the stability of the contrast effect, 6 contrast injections (20 ml) were performed at a constant flow rate during recirculation: the spontaneous decay in RF signal intensity (t1/2 = 64 +/- 8 seconds) was too long to affect MTT significantly. In conclusion, the combination of a stable contrast agent and a modified echocardiographic instrument provides accurate quantitation of flow in an in vitro model; RF analysis is more accurate than conventional processing as to flow quantitation by contrast echocardiography. PMID:8492003

  3. Faraday accelerator with radio-frequency assisted discharge (FARAD)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Polzin, Kurt Alexander

    A new electrodeless accelerator concept, called Faraday Accelerator with Radio-frequency Assisted Discharge (FARAD), that relies on an RF-assisted discharge to produce a plasma, an applied magnetic field to guide the plasma into the acceleration region, and an induced current sheet to accelerate the plasma, is presented. The presence of a preionized plasma allows for current sheet formation at lower discharge voltages and energies than those found in other pulsed inductive accelerator concepts. A proof-of-concept experiment, supported by optical and probe diagnostics, was constructed and used to demonstrate the main features of the FARAD and to gain physical insight into the low-voltage, low-energy current sheet formation and acceleration processes. Magnetic field data indicate that the peak sheet velocity in this unoptimized configuration operating at a pulse energy of 78.5 J is 12 km/s. It is found that changes in the background gas pressure and applied field affect the initial preionized plasma distribution which, in turn, affects the sheet's initial location, relative magnetic impermeability and subsequent velocity history. The results of the experimental investigation motivated further theoretical and numerical investigations of pulsed inductive plasma acceleration. A model consisting of a set of coupled circuit equations and a one-dimensional momentum equation was nondimensionalized leading to the identification of several scaling parameters. Numerical analysis revealed the benefits of underdamped current waveforms and led to an efficiency maximization criterion that requires matching the external circuit's natural period to the acceleration timescale. Predictions of the model were compared to experimental measurements and were found to be in good qualitative agreement and reasonable quantitative agreement for most quantities. A set of design rules aimed at producing a high-performance FARAD thruster are derived using the modeling results and physical insights. The rules concern the optimization of each of the major processes in FARAD: plasma acceleration, current sheet formation, applied field generation, and mass injection and preionization, and are cast as specific prescriptions for the dynamic impedance, inductance change, circuit damping, plasma collisionality (or magnetization), magnetic field strength and topology, and intra-pulse sequencing.

  4. Radio frequency radiation risk: A study focused on wireless telephones

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Irwin, William Edward, III

    The focus of this dissertation is radio frequency radiation (RFR) from wireless telephony handsets and the risk assessment conducted for purposes of protecting health from this RFR. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) promulgates and enforces occupational and public health exposure limits for wireless telephone handsets. The FCC has relied upon the risk assessment of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards Coordinating Committee 28 (SCC-28) in crafting these exposure limits. Using qualitative research methods of policy analysis, the procedures used by SCC-28, the people who make up SCC-28, and the results of SCC-28 efforts were evaluated. The objective was to determine if SCC-28 adequately evaluated wireless RFR health effects research to substantiate its partial body exposure limit recommendations, those pertinent to exposure of the human head from wireless telephone handsets. This is critical because the SCC-28 recommendations have been the primary basis for FCC regulations on exposures from the wireless telephone handsets. The research methods employed were a systematic evaluation of published and unpublished comments and interview. The systematic evaluation of published and unpublished comments consisted of an analysis of records of activity in the minutes of SCC-28 as well as the collective perspectives of other knowledgeable individuals and groups in publications. This evaluation also included an in-depth literature review of hundreds of primary research publications designed to assess the nature and quality of wireless RFR health effects data available to risk assessors. Interview was accomplished using a detailed questionnaire. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) criteria for risk assessment in the federal government were used to as the framework with which to assess the functions of SCC-28. To assess the recommendations of the results of SCC-28 risk assessment, the RFR health effects research literature was analyzed. This analysis examined whether evidence of risk was available and adequately considered in light of the judgements of authoritative individuals and organizations. Review of the health effects literature does not indicate significant risk from wireless telephone RFR, though much more research and risk assessment is needed to rule out low levels of risk. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

  5. Indication of radio frequency interference (RFI) sources for solar burst monitoring in Malaysia

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hamidi, Z. S.; Abidin, Z. Z.; Ibrahim, Z. A.; Shariff, N. N. M.

    2012-06-01

    Apart of monitoring the Sun project, the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) surveying in the region of (1-1200) MHz has been conducted. The main objective of this surveying is to test and qualify the potential of monitoring a continuous radio emission of Solar in Malaysia. This work is also an initiative of International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) project where Malaysia is one of the country that participate a e-Callisto Spectrometer network in order to study the behavior of Solar radio burst in frequency of (45-800) MHz region which will be install in this October. Detail results will indicate the potential of monitoring a solar in Malaysia.

  6. Radio-frequency radiation energy transfer in an ionospheric layer with random small-scale inhomogeneities

    SciTech Connect

    Zabotin, N.A.

    1994-06-01

    The equation of radiation energy balance in a randomly inhomogeneous plane-stratified plasma layer was derived based on the phenomenological approach. The use of the small-angle scattering approximation in the invariate ray coordinates allows it to be transformed into a drift-type equation. The latter describes the deformation of the spatial distribution of the radio-frequency radiation energy due to multiple scattering by anisotropic inhomogeneities. Two effects are investigated numerically: shift of the radio wave arrival angles under a slightly oblique propagation, and variation of the intensity of the radio-frequency radiation reflected from a plasma layer.

  7. Temperature responsive transmitter

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kleinberg, Leonard L. (Inventor)

    1987-01-01

    A temperature responsive transmitter is provided in which frequency varies linearly with temperature. The transmitter includes two identically biased transistors connected in parallel. A capacitor, which reflects into the common bases to generate negative resistance effectively in parallel with the capacitor, is connected to the common emitters. A crystal is effectively in parallel with the capacitor and the negative resistance. Oscillations occur if the magnitude of the absolute value of the negative resistance is less than the positive resistive impedance of the capacitor and the inductance of the crystal. The crystal has a large linear temperature coefficient and a resonant frequency which is substantially less than the gain-bandwidth product of the transistors to ensure that the crystal primarily determines the frequency of oscillation. A high-Q tank circuit having an inductor and a capacitor is connected to the common collectors to increase the collector current flow which in turn enhances the radiation of the oscillator frequency by the inductor.

  8. Low Frequency Radio Observations of 3C 129

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lane, W. M.; Harris, D. E.; Ensslin, T. A.; Kassim, N. E.; Perley, R. A.

    2001-12-01

    We present a wide-field map of the radio galaxy 3C 129 and its companion galaxy 3C 129.1 at ? = 90 cm. Both galaxies are part of an X-ray identified cluster at z=0.021, which has been excluded from most optical studies because it lies in the galactic plane. 3C 129 is a narrow-angle-tail (NAT) source with a plume-like double-tail extending nearly 30' at a wavelength of 90cm. We see a distinct steep-spectrum feature near its head, extending in a direction perpendicular to the radio tails. We propose is that this `crosspiece' might consist of fossil radio plasma, which has been re-energized by the compression of the bow shock wave of the supersonically moving galaxy 3C 129. One possible origin of the fossil radio plasma could be the tail of a nearby head-tail radio galaxy, and we discuss the implications of this scenario. WML is a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. Basic research in astronomy at the Naval Research Laboratory is funded by the Office of Naval Research. DEH acknowledges support from NASA grant GO1-2135A.

  9. Automatic radio-transmission monitor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bernstein, A. J.

    1978-01-01

    System continuously monitors radio transmissions stored in memory. If spectrum deviates beyond present limits, alarm is tripped and spectrum is transferred to long-term storage for later analysis. Monitor can be useful in ensuring proper power level and spectral quality and in finding cause of failure. It might also be used to monitor radio-frequency interference or power levels of citizen's-band transmitters.

  10. Borehole induction coil transmitter

    SciTech Connect

    Holladay, Gale (Livermore, CA); Wilt, Michael J. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    2002-01-01

    A borehole induction coil transmitter which is a part of a cross-borehole electromagnetic field system that is used for underground imaging applications. The transmitter consists of four major parts: 1) a wound ferrite or mu-metal core, 2) an array of tuning capacitors, 3) a current driver circuit board, and 4) a flux monitor. The core is wound with several hundred turns of wire and connected in series with the capacitor array, to produce a tuned coil. This tuned coil uses internal circuitry to generate sinusoidal signals that are transmitted through the earth to a receiver coil in another borehole. The transmitter can operate at frequencies from 1-200 kHz and supplies sufficient power to permit the field system to operate in boreholes separated by up to 400 meters.

  11. Achieving Privacy and Security in Radio Frequency Identification

    E-print Network

    Prasad, Sanjiva

    School of Computer Science University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada, N2L 3G1 {a3seth, mbeg and privacy issues arise in these systems because (a) low computation capabilities of RFID tags prevent identification information en- coded in it. The antenna powers the tag with radio waves emitted by a nearby

  12. Sounder update and field strength software modifications for Special Operations Radio Frequency Management System (SORFMS). Volume 1: Program descriptions and testing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1990-06-01

    The purpose of this document is to provide information about the Special Operations Radio Frequency Management System (SORFMS) model enhancements produced by Systems Exploration, Inc. The enhancements include the incorporation of a Sounder Update (SU) model and an improved version of the Field Strength (FS) model. The SU model is an adaptation and translation to FORTRAN of the Army PROPHET Evaluation System (APES) BASIC model. The FS enhancements involve modification of the field strength modeling algorithms, consequential to efforts to improve the accuracy of this model. The SORFMS is a small, lightweight, stand alone and highly transportable real time propagation assessment and forecasting system which defines natural propagation constraints on HF transmissions and outputs this data in an easily interpreted format. The system includes an HF transmitter, HF receiver, spectrum monitor, frequency management terminal, and a portable computer. The system software, described herein, is installed on the portable computer.

  13. Energy Saving Glass Lamination via Selective Radio Frequency Heating

    SciTech Connect

    Allan, Shawn M.; Baranova, Inessa; Poley, Joseph; Reis, Henrique

    2012-02-27

    This project focused on advancing radio-frequency (RF) lamination technology closer to commercial implementation, in order to reduce the energy intensity of glass lamination by up to 90%. Lamination comprises a wide range of products including autoglass, architectural safety and innovative design glass, transparent armor (e.g. bullet proof glass), smart glass, mirrors, and encapsulation of photovoltaics. Lamination is also the fastest growing segment of glass manufacturing, with photovoltaics, architectural needs, and an anticipated transition to laminated side windows in vehicles. The state-of-the-art for glass lamination is to use autoclaves, which apply heat and uniform gas pressure to bond the laminates over the course of 1 to 18 hours. Laminates consist of layers of glass or other materials bonded with vinyl or urethane interlayers. In autoclaving, significant heat energy is lost heating the chamber, pressurized air, glass racks, and the glass. In RF lamination, the heat is generated directly in the vinyl interlayer, causing it to heat and melt quickly, in just 1 to 10 minutes, without significantly heating the glass or the equipment. The main purpose of this project was to provide evidence that low energy, rapid RF lamination quality met the same standards as conventionally autoclaved windows. The development of concepts for laminating curved glass with RF lamination was a major goal. Other primary goals included developing a stronger understanding of the lamination product markets described above, and to refine the potential benefits of commercial implementation. The scope of the project was to complete implementation concept studies in preparation for continuation into advanced development, pilot studies, and commercial implementation. The project consisted of 6 main tasks. The first dealt with lamination with poly-vinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, which prior work had shown difficulties in achieving good quality laminates, working with Pilkington North America. The second task dealt with a study of current lamination processes in the various laminate industries, and development of concepts for integrating RF lamination into new or existing processes. The third task explored the use of a non-destructive technique for analyzing laminate adhesion with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The fourth task focused on developing concepts for curved glass lamination using RF lamination. The fifth and sixth tasks together comprised an analysis of laminate product markets, ranking for applicability and commercialization potential, and the development of commercialization strategies for those products. In addition, throughout the project as new experimental data and conventional process data were obtained, the benefits analysis of RF lamination was refined. The goals of the project described above were achieved, positioning RF lamination for the next stage growth envisioned in the original Industrial Grand Challenge proposal. Working with Pilkington North America, lamination of flat autoglass with PVB was achieved, meeting all 16 stringent industry tests. In particular, PVB laminates made with RF lamination passed environmental tests including the high temperature, 120 ���°C bake test, without significant formation of bubbles (defects). The adhesion of PVB to glass was measured using the pummel method. Adhesion values ranging from 1 to 7 out of 10 were obtained. The significant process parameters affecting the environmental and adhesion performance were identified through a designed experiment. Pre-lamination process variables including PVB storage humidity and the de-airing process (vacuum or nip rolling) were significant, as well as the level of pressure applied to the laminate during the RF process. Analysis of manufacturing with RF lamination equipment, based on the processes developed indicated that 3 RF presses could replace a typical auto-industry autoclave to achieve equal or greater throughput with possibly less capital cost and smaller footprint. Concepts for curved lamination id

  14. Energy Saving Glass Lamination via Selective Radio Frequency Heating

    SciTech Connect

    Allan, Shawn M.

    2012-02-27

    This project focused on advancing radio-frequency (RF) lamination technology closer to commercial implementation, in order to reduce the energy intensity of glass lamination by up to 90%. Lamination comprises a wide range of products including autoglass, architectural safety and innovative design glass, transparent armor (e.g. bullet proof glass), smart glass, mirrors, and encapsulation of photovoltaics. Lamination is also the fastest growing segment of glass manufacturing, with photovoltaics, architectural needs, and an anticipated transition to laminated side windows in vehicles. The state-of-the-art for glass lamination is to use autoclaves, which apply heat and uniform gas pressure to bond the laminates over the course of 1 to 18 hours. Laminates consist of layers of glass or other materials bonded with vinyl or urethane interlayers. In autoclaving, significant heat energy is lost heating the chamber, pressurized air, glass racks, and the glass. In RF lamination, the heat is generated directly in the vinyl interlayer, causing it to heat and melt quickly, in just 1 to 10 minutes, without significantly heating the glass or the equipment. The main purpose of this project was to provide evidence that low energy, rapid RF lamination quality met the same standards as conventionally autoclaved windows. The development of concepts for laminating curved glass with RF lamination was a major goal. Other primary goals included developing a stronger understanding of the lamination product markets described above, and to refine the potential benefits of commercial implementation. The scope of the project was to complete implementation concept studies in preparation for continuation into advanced development, pilot studies, and commercial implementation. The project consisted of 6 main tasks. The first dealt with lamination with poly-vinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, which prior work had shown difficulties in achieving good quality laminates, working with Pilkington North America. The second task dealt with a study of current lamination processes in the various laminate industries, and development of concepts for integrating RF lamination into new or existing processes. The third task explored the use of a non-destructive technique for analyzing laminate adhesion with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The fourth task focused on developing concepts for curved glass lamination using RF lamination. The fifth and sixth tasks together comprised an analysis of laminate product markets, ranking for applicability and commercialization potential, and the development of commercialization strategies for those products. In addition, throughout the project as new experimental data and conventional process data were obtained, the benefits analysis of RF lamination was refined. The goals of the project described above were achieved, positioning RF lamination for the next stage growth envisioned in the original Industrial Grand Challenge proposal. Working with Pilkington North America, lamination of flat autoglass with PVB was achieved, meeting all 16 stringent industry tests. In particular, PVB laminates made with RF lamination passed environmental tests including the high temperature, 120 C bake test, without significant formation of bubbles (defects). The adhesion of PVB to glass was measured using the pummel method. Adhesion values ranging from 1 to 7 out of 10 were obtained. The significant process parameters affecting the environmental and adhesion performance were identified through a designed experiment. Pre-lamination process variables including PVB storage humidity and the de-airing process (vacuum or nip rolling) were significant, as well as the level of pressure applied to the laminate during the RF process. Analysis of manufacturing with RF lamination equipment, based on the processes developed indicated that 3 RF presses could replace a typical auto-industry autoclave to achieve equal or greater throughput with possibly less capital cost and smaller footprint. Concepts for curved lamination identifying castable molds for

  15. Endotoxin removal by radio frequency gas plasma (glow discharge)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Poon, Angela

    2011-12-01

    Contaminants remaining on implantable medical devices, even following sterilization, include dangerous fever-causing residues of the outer lipopolysaccharide-rich membranes of Gram-negative bacteria such as the common gut microorganism E. coli. The conventional method for endotoxin removal is by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-recommended dry-heat depyrogenation at 250°C for at least 45 minutes, an excessively time-consuming high-temperature technique not suitable for low-melting or heat-distortable biomaterials. This investigation evaluated the mechanism by which E. coli endotoxin contamination can be eliminated from surfaces during ambient temperature single 3-minute to cumulative 15-minute exposures to radio-frequency glow discharge (RFGD)-generated residual room air plasmas activated at 0.1-0.2 torr in a 35MHz electrodeless chamber. The main analytical technique for retained pyrogenic bio-activity was the Kinetic Chromogenic Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Assay, sufficiently sensitive to document compliance with FDA-required Endotoxin Unit (EU) titers less than 20 EU per medical device by optical detection of enzymatic color development corresponding to < 0.5 EU/ml in sterile water extracts of each device. The main analytical technique for identification of chemical compositions, amounts, and changes during sequential reference Endotoxin additions and subsequent RFGD-treatment removals from infrared (IR)-transparent germanium (Ge) prisms was Multiple Attenuated Internal Reflection (MAIR) infrared spectroscopy sensitive to even monolayer amounts of retained bio-contaminant. KimaxRTM 60 mm x 15 mm and 50mm x 15mm laboratory glass dishes and germanium internal reflection prisms were inoculated with E. coli bacterial endotoxin water suspensions at increments of 0.005, 0.05, 0.5, and 5 EU, and characterized by MAIR-IR spectroscopy of the dried residues on the Ge prisms and LAL Assay of sterile water extracts from both glass and Ge specimens. The Ge prism MAIR-IR measurements were repeated after employing 3-minute RFGD treatments sequentially for more than 10 cycles to observe removal of deposited matter that correlated with diminished EU titers. The results showed that 5 cycles, for a total exposure time of 15 minutes to low-temperature gas plasma, was sufficient to reduce endotoxin titers to below 0.05 EU/ml, and correlated with concurrent reduction of major endotoxin reference standard absorption bands at 3391 cm-1, 2887 cm-1, 1646 cm -1 1342 cm-1, and 1103 cm-1 to less than 0.05 Absorbance Units. Band depletion varied from 15% to 40% per 3-minute cycle of RFGD exposure, based on peak-to-peak analyses. In some cases, 100% of all applied biomass was removed within 5 sequential 3-minute RFGD cycles. The lipid ester absorption band expected at 1725 cm-1 was not detectable until after the first RFGD cycle, suggesting an unmasking of the actual bacterial endotoxin membrane induced within the gas plasma environment. Future work must determine the applicability of this low-temperature, quick depyrogenation process to medical devices of more complicated geometry than the flat surfaces tested here.

  16. Dielectric properties of almond shells in the development of radio frequency and microwave pasteurization

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    To develop pasteurization treatments based on radio frequency (RF) or microwave energy, dielectric properties of almond shells were determined using an open-ended coaxial-probe with an impedance analyzer over a frequency range of 10 to 1800 MHz. Both the dielectric constant and loss factor of almond...

  17. Review of radio frequency conditioning discharges with magnetic fields in superconducting fusion reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. de la Cal; E. Gauthier

    2005-01-01

    Wall conditioning techniques based on radio frequency (RF) discharges in fusion devices with permanent magnetic field were developed a few years ago. The first experiments of RF plasma discharges in the ion cyclotron frequency range called ion cyclotron conditioning were performed in Tore Supra and Textor and later also in HT-7 and W7-AS. A high conditioning efficiency in terms of

  18. Antennas for the Next Generation of Low-Frequency Radio Telescopes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven W. Ellingson

    2005-01-01

    The next generation of large telescopes for radio astronomy at frequencies below 100 MHz will consist of tens of thousands of wide-band dipole-like antennas, each individually instrumented with a receiver and combined using digital signal processing. At these frequencies, the sensitivity of a telescope is limited by Galactic noise, with the result that even simple dipoles can deliver extraordinary useable

  19. Understanding Pound-Drever-Hall locking using voltage controlled radio-frequency oscillators: An undergraduate experiment

    E-print Network

    Le Roy, Robert J.

    of microwave oscillators, and adapted to the optical domain by Drever et al.2 In brief, the source to the optical implementation of Pound-Drever-Hall, but which uses RF electronics rather than optical equipment is commonly applied to stabilize lasers at optical frequencies. By using only radio- frequency equipment

  20. Outage analysis of the hybrid free-space optical and radio-frequency channel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nick Letzepis; Khoa D. Nguyen; Albert Guillen i Fabregas; William G. Cowley

    2009-01-01

    We study the hybrid free-space optical (FSO) and radio-frequency (RF) channel from an information theoretic perspective. Since both links operate at vastly different carrier frequencies, we model the hybrid channel as a pair of parallel channels. Moreover, since the FSO channel signals at a higher rate than the RF channel, we incorporate this key feature in the parallel channel model.

  1. Space Shuttle and Space Station Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hwu, Shian U.; Loh, Yin-Chung; Sham, Catherine C.; Kroll, Quin D.

    2005-01-01

    This paper outlines the modeling techniques and important parameters to define a rigorous but practical procedure that can verify the compliance of RF exposure to the NASA standards for astronauts and electronic equipment. The electromagnetic modeling techniques are applied to analyze RF exposure in Space Shuttle and Space Station environments with reasonable computing time and resources. The modeling techniques are capable of taking into account the field interactions with Space Shuttle and Space Station structures. The obtained results illustrate the multipath effects due to the presence of the space vehicle structures. It's necessary to include the field interactions with the space vehicle in the analysis for an accurate assessment of the RF exposure. Based on the obtained results, the RF keep out zones are identified for appropriate operational scenarios, flight rules and necessary RF transmitter constraints to ensure a safe operating environment and mission success.

  2. Magic radio-frequency dressing of nuclear spins in high-accuracy optical clocks.

    PubMed

    Zanon-Willette, Thomas; de Clercq, Emeric; Arimondo, Ennio

    2012-11-30

    A Zeeman-insensitive optical clock atomic transition is engineered when nuclear spins are dressed by a nonresonant radio-frequency field. For fermionic species as (87)Sr, (171)Yb, and (199)Hg, particular ratios between the radio-frequency driving amplitude and frequency lead to "magic" magnetic values where a net cancelation of the Zeeman clock shift and a complete reduction of first-order magnetic variations are produced within a relative uncertainty below the 10(-18) level. An Autler-Townes continued fraction describing a semiclassical radio-frequency dressed spin is numerically computed and compared to an analytical quantum description including higher-order magnetic field corrections to the dressed energies. PMID:23368116

  3. Description of the HAARP Gakona ionosphere radio science research facility and recent research results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Kossey; J. Battis; S. Basu

    2006-01-01

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is completing the development of a facility in Gakona Alaska to include a 3600 kW high-frequency HF transmitter for active research and a suite of radio and optical diagnostic instruments to study physical processes in the ionosphere resulting from interactions with high power radio waves A description of the major components of the

  4. UWB transmitter

    DOEpatents

    Dallum, Gregory E.; Pratt, Garth C.; Haugen, Peter C.; Romero, Carlos E.

    2013-01-15

    An ultra-wideband (UWB) dual impulse transmitter is made up of a trigger edge selection circuit actuated by a single trigger input pulse; a first step recovery diode (SRD) based pulser connected to the trigger edge selection circuit to generate a first impulse output; and a second step recovery diode (SRD) based pulser connected to the trigger edge selection circuit in parallel to the first pulser to generate a second impulse output having a selected delay from the first impulse output.

  5. Reconfigurable radio-frequency arbitrary waveforms synthesized in a silicon photonic chip.

    PubMed

    Wang, Jian; Shen, Hao; Fan, Li; Wu, Rui; Niu, Ben; Varghese, Leo T; Xuan, Yi; Leaird, Daniel E; Wang, Xi; Gan, Fuwan; Weiner, Andrew M; Qi, Minghao

    2015-01-01

    Photonic methods of radio-frequency waveform generation and processing can provide performance advantages and flexibility over electronic methods due to the ultrawide bandwidth offered by the optical carriers. However, bulk optics implementations suffer from the lack of integration and slow reconfiguration speed. Here we propose an architecture of integrated photonic radio-frequency generation and processing and implement it on a silicon chip fabricated in a semiconductor manufacturing foundry. Our device can generate programmable radio-frequency bursts or continuous waveforms with only the light source, electrical drives/controls and detectors being off-chip. It modulates an individual pulse in a radio-frequency burst within 4?ns, achieving a reconfiguration speed three orders of magnitude faster than thermal tuning. The on-chip optical delay elements offer an integrated approach to accurately manipulating individual radio-frequency waveform features without constraints set by the speed and timing jitter of electronics, and should find applications ranging from high-speed wireless to defence electronics. PMID:25581847

  6. Reconfigurable radio-frequency arbitrary waveforms synthesized in a silicon photonic chip

    PubMed Central

    Wang, Jian; Shen, Hao; Fan, Li; Wu, Rui; Niu, Ben; Varghese, Leo T.; Xuan, Yi; Leaird, Daniel E.; Wang, Xi; Gan, Fuwan; Weiner, Andrew M.; Qi, Minghao

    2015-01-01

    Photonic methods of radio-frequency waveform generation and processing can provide performance advantages and flexibility over electronic methods due to the ultrawide bandwidth offered by the optical carriers. However, bulk optics implementations suffer from the lack of integration and slow reconfiguration speed. Here we propose an architecture of integrated photonic radio-frequency generation and processing and implement it on a silicon chip fabricated in a semiconductor manufacturing foundry. Our device can generate programmable radio-frequency bursts or continuous waveforms with only the light source, electrical drives/controls and detectors being off-chip. It modulates an individual pulse in a radio-frequency burst within 4?ns, achieving a reconfiguration speed three orders of magnitude faster than thermal tuning. The on-chip optical delay elements offer an integrated approach to accurately manipulating individual radio-frequency waveform features without constraints set by the speed and timing jitter of electronics, and should find applications ranging from high-speed wireless to defence electronics. PMID:25581847

  7. Reconfigurable radio-frequency arbitrary waveforms synthesized in a silicon photonic chip

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Jian; Shen, Hao; Fan, Li; Wu, Rui; Niu, Ben; Varghese, Leo T.; Xuan, Yi; Leaird, Daniel E.; Wang, Xi; Gan, Fuwan; Weiner, Andrew M.; Qi, Minghao

    2015-01-01

    Photonic methods of radio-frequency waveform generation and processing can provide performance advantages and flexibility over electronic methods due to the ultrawide bandwidth offered by the optical carriers. However, bulk optics implementations suffer from the lack of integration and slow reconfiguration speed. Here we propose an architecture of integrated photonic radio-frequency generation and processing and implement it on a silicon chip fabricated in a semiconductor manufacturing foundry. Our device can generate programmable radio-frequency bursts or continuous waveforms with only the light source, electrical drives/controls and detectors being off-chip. It modulates an individual pulse in a radio-frequency burst within 4?ns, achieving a reconfiguration speed three orders of magnitude faster than thermal tuning. The on-chip optical delay elements offer an integrated approach to accurately manipulating individual radio-frequency waveform features without constraints set by the speed and timing jitter of electronics, and should find applications ranging from high-speed wireless to defence electronics.

  8. Limits on low-frequency radio emission from southern exoplanets with the Murchison Widefield Array

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murphy, Tara; Bell, Martin E.; Kaplan, David L.; Gaensler, B. M.; Offringa, André R.; Lenc, Emil; Hurley-Walker, Natasha; Bernardi, G.; Bowman, J. D.; Briggs, F.; Cappallo, R. J.; Corey, B. E.; Deshpande, A. A.; Emrich, D.; Goeke, R.; Greenhill, L. J.; Hazelton, B. J.; Hewitt, J. N.; Johnston-Hollitt, M.; Kasper, J. C.; Kratzenberg, E.; Lonsdale, C. J.; Lynch, M. J.; McWhirter, S. R.; Mitchell, D. A.; Morales, M. F.; Morgan, E.; Oberoi, D.; Ord, S. M.; Prabu, T.; Rogers, A. E. E.; Roshi, D. A.; Shankar, N. Udaya; Srivani, K. S.; Subrahmanyan, R.; Tingay, S. J.; Waterson, M.; Wayth, R. B.; Webster, R. L.; Whitney, A. R.; Williams, A.; Williams, C. L.

    2015-01-01

    We present the results of a survey for low-frequency radio emission from 17 known exoplanetary systems with the Murchison Widefield Array. This sample includes 13 systems that have not previously been targeted with radio observations. We detected no radio emission at 154 MHz, and put 3? upper limits in the range 15.2-112.5 mJy on this emission. We also searched for circularly polarized emission and made no detections, obtaining 3? upper limits in the range 3.4-49.9 mJy. These are comparable with the best low-frequency radio limits in the existing literature and translate to luminosity limits of between 1.2 × 1014 and 1.4 × 1017 W if the emission is assumed to be 100 per cent circularly polarized. These are the first results from a larger program to systematically search for exoplanetary emission with the MWA.

  9. 47 CFR 90.471 - Points of operation in internal transmitter control systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Transmitter Control Internal Transmitter...positions which are part of the public, switched telephone network; and the scheme of regulation is to be considered and...

  10. A review of organizations influencing radio frequency allocations to deep space research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    The charters and functions of various national and international scientific organizations were examined to identify those which have a direct or indirect influence on the allocation of radio frequencies for use in deep space research. Those organizations identified as having the ability to influence frequency allocations are described. A brief description of each organization is provided, and the members who are influential specifically in frequency allocations are listed. The interrelations between the organizations and how they influence allocations are explained.

  11. Radio-Frequency and Millimeter-Wave Photonic Techniques for Broadband Communications and Sensor Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jianping Yao; Xiupu Zhang; Raman Kashyap; Ke Wu

    2006-01-01

    Recent advances in radio-frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave (mmW) photonics are reviewed with emphasis on our research in broadband radio-over-fiber system architectures, photonic generation and processing of RF and mmW signals, and optoelectronic device design for mmW photonics applications. Future system design challenges are also discussed. In particular, the concept of substrate integrated circuits (SICs) is shown to have great potentials

  12. Transmitter development for cellular integrated circuits

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alireza Zolfaghari; Hooman Darabi; Henrik Jensen; John Leete; Behnam Mohammadi; Janice Chiu; Qiang Li; Zhimin Zhou; P. Lettieri; Yuyu Chang; A. Hadji-Abdolhamid; P. Chang; M. Nariman; I. Bhatti; A. Medi; L. Serrano; J. Welz; K. Shoarinejad; S. Hasan; J. Castaneda; J. Kim; H. Tran; P. Kilcoyne; R. Chen; B. Lee; B. Zhao; B. Ibrahim; M. Rofougaran; A. Rofougaran

    2008-01-01

    This article reviews transmitter topologies for radio transceivers with emphasis on cellular applications. In the first section it discusses different architectures and the challenges in practical implementations. Then it presents a transmitter as part of a fully integrated transceiver for GSM\\/GPRS\\/EDGE.

  13. UTag: Long-range Ultra-wideband Passive Radio Frequency Tags

    SciTech Connect

    Dowla, F

    2007-03-14

    Long-range, ultra-wideband (UWB), passive radio frequency (RF) tags are key components in Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) system that will revolutionize inventory control and tracking applications. Unlike conventional, battery-operated (active) RFID tags, LLNL's small UWB tags, called 'UTag', operate at long range (up to 20 meters) in harsh, cluttered environments. Because they are battery-less (that is, passive), they have practically infinite lifetimes without human intervention, and they are lower in cost to manufacture and maintain than active RFID tags. These robust, energy-efficient passive tags are remotely powered by UWB radio signals, which are much more difficult to detect, intercept, and jam than conventional narrowband frequencies. The features of long range, battery-less, and low cost give UTag significant advantage over other existing RFID tags.

  14. Non-detection at Venus of High-Frequency Radio Signals Characteristic of Terrestrial Lightning

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gurnett, D. A.; Zarka, P.; Manning, R.; Kurth, W. S.; Hospodarsky, G. B.; Averkamp, T. F.; Kaiser, M. L.; Farrell, W. M.

    2001-01-01

    The detection of impulsive low-frequency (10 to 80 kHz) radio signals, and separate very-low-frequency (approx. 100 Hz) radio 'whistler' signals provided the first evidence for lightning in the atmosphere of Venus. Later, a small number of impulsive high- frequency (100 kHz to 5.6 MHz) radio signals, possibly due to lightning, were also detected. The existence of lightning at Venus has, however, remained controversial. Here we report the results of a search for high-frequency (0.125 to 16 MHz) radio signals during two close fly-bys of Venus by the Cassini spacecraft. Such signals are characteristic of terrestrial lightning, and are commonly heard on AM (amplitude-modulated) radios during thunderstorms. Although the instrument easily detected signals from terrestrial lightning during a later fly-by of Earth (at a global flash rate estimated to be 70/s, which is consistent with the rate expected for terrestrial lightning), no similar signals were detected from Venus. If lightning exists in the venusian atmosphere, it is either extremely rare, or very different from terrestrial lightning.

  15. Analysis of the Low-Frequency Radio Noise Environment at Satellite Heights from Terrestrial Sources

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Taylor, M. F.; Basart, J. P.; McCoy, M.; Rios, E.

    1996-05-01

    We have investigated the propagation of terrestrial radio sources from 1 to 30 MHz (HF spectral region) through the ionosphere for the purpose of characterizing the interference spectrum on potential space-based, low-frequency-radio telescopes. A recent survey of the HF noise environment at satellite heights from 1 to 14 MHz has been conducted using the WIND spacecraft. Radio frequencies for which the interference appears to be sufficiently low for radio telescopes are 1.3, 2.9, 3.1, 8.2, and 11.4 MHz. A model was developed to predict the HF noise environment. Our current model includes a source model, an ionospheric model, and a ray tracing model. The source model was developed using known commercial broadcast stations found in the World Radio TV Handbook. The ICED ionospheric model was used to generate a model ionosphere. By ray tracing a terrestrially based broadcast source through the model ionosphere, an ionospheric transfer function (ITF) was developed. By modifying the source model using the ITF, we were able to simulate the expected noise environment at satellite heights. Comparison of modeled and measured spectra show the majority of the noise environment is due to known commercial broadcasters. Improved modeling is necessary because the slopes of the simulated spectra above the plasma frequency are too shallow, and the plasma cutoff frequencies are too high compared to the measured data.

  16. Excitation of a magnetospheric maser through modification of the Earth's ionosphere by high-power HF radio emission from a ground-based transmitter

    SciTech Connect

    Markov, G. A., E-mail: markov@rf.unn.ru; Belov, A. S., E-mail: alexis-belov@yandex.ru [Lobachevsky Nizhni Novgorod State University (Russian Federation); Frolov, V. L.; Rapoport, V. O. [Radiophysical Research Institute (Russian Federation); Parrot, M. [Environment Physics and Chemistry Laboratory (France)

    2010-01-15

    A method for controlled excitation of a magnetospheric maser through the production of artificial density ducts by high-power HF radio emission from the Earth's surface has been proposed and implemented in an in-situ experiment. Artificial density ducts allow one to affect the maser resonator system and the excitation and propagation of low-frequency electromagnetic waves in a disturbed magnetic flux tube. The experimental data presented here were obtained at the mid-latitude Sura heating facility. The characteristics of electromagnetic and plasma disturbances at outer-ionosphere altitudes were measured using the onboard equipment of the DEMETER satellite as it passed through the magnetic flux tube rested on the region of intense generation of artificial ionospheric turbulence.

  17. Radio-Frequency Inverters With Transmission-Line Input Networks

    E-print Network

    Phinney, Joshua W.

    A soft-switching inverter topology (the Class Phi ) is presented which draws dc source current through a transmission line or a lumped-network approximation of a distributed line. By aligning the inverter switching frequency ...

  18. Resistance Compression Networks for Radio-Frequency Power Conversion

    E-print Network

    Han, Yehui

    A limitation of many high-frequency resonant inverter topologies is their high sensitivity to loading conditions. This paper introduces a new class of matching networks that greatly reduces the load sensitivity of resonant ...

  19. [Comparative study on thin films of cadmium sulfide prepared by chemical bath deposition and radio frequency magnetron sputtering].

    PubMed

    Wang, Sheng-li; Wang, Xue-jin; Wang, Wen-zhong; Liang, Chun-jun; Wang, Zhi; Qi, Zheng

    2012-04-01

    Thin films of cadmium sulfide (CdS) were prepared with ammonium chloride, cadmium chloride, potassium hydroxide and thiourea by chemical bath deposition (CBD). For comparison, CdS films were also deposited by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering, using CdS and argon as a target and reactive gas, respectively. The films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The results show that the CdS films prepared by the above two methods have (002) orientation, the CdS films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering are more compact and much smoother than those prepared by CBD, and have lager crystalline size of about 20-30 nm. The CdS films prepared by CBD have smaller crystalline size and more defects. The properties of CdS thin films prepared by RF magnetron sputtering are totally superior to those of CdS films by CBD, but the optical transmittance of CdS thin films at short wavelength is an exception. The energy gap of CdS films prepared by the two methods are all in the range of 2.3-2.5 eV. PMID:22715792

  20. Theory study on a photonic-assisted radio frequency phase shifter with direct current voltage control

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    Li, Jing; Ning, Ti-Gang; Pei, Li; Jian, Wei; You, Hai-Dong; Wen, Xiao-Dong; Chen, Hong-Yao; Zhang, Chan; Zheng, Jing-Jing

    2014-10-01

    A photonic-assisted radio frequency phase shifter with direct current voltage control is proposed using a polymer-based integrated Mach—Zehnder modulator. A closed-form expression of radio frequency (RF) signal power and phase is given. Theoretical calculation reveals that by carefully setting the bias voltages, RF signal power variation lower than 1-dB and phase accuracy less than 3° can be achieved and are not degraded by perturbation of modulation index once the bias voltage drift is kept within ?3% ~ 3%.

  1. Single shot time stamping of ultrabright radio frequency compressed electron pulses

    SciTech Connect

    Gao, M.; Dwayne Miller, R. J. [Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. M5S 3H6 (Canada); Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics, Department of Physics, Center for Free Electron Laser Science, University of Hamburg, DESY, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Jiang, Y.; Kassier, G. H. [Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics, Department of Physics, Center for Free Electron Laser Science, University of Hamburg, DESY, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-07-15

    We demonstrate a method of time-stamping Radio Frequency compressed electron bunches for Ultrafast Electron Diffraction experiments in the sub-pC regime. We use an in-situ ultra-stable photo-triggered streak camera to directly track the time of arrival of each electron pulse and correct for the timing jitter in the radio frequency synchronization. We show that we can correct for timing jitter down to 30 fs root-mean-square with minimal distortion to the diffraction patterns, and performed a proof-of-principle experiment by measuring the ultrafast electron-phonon coupling dynamics of silicon.

  2. Dispersive-cavity actively mode-locked fiber laser for stable radio frequency delivery

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dai, Yitang; Wang, Ruixin; Yin, Feifei; Xu, Kun; Li, Jianqiang; Lin, Jintong

    2013-11-01

    We report a novel technique for highly stable transfer of a radio frequency (RF) comb over long optical fiber link, which is highly dispersive and is a part of an actively mode-locked fiber laser. Phase fluctuation along the fiber link, which is mainly induced by physical vibration and temperature fluctuations, is automatically compensated by the self-adapted wavelength shifting. Without phase-locking loop or any tunable parts, stable radio frequency is transferred over a 2-km fiber link, with a time jitter suppression ratio larger than 110.

  3. Radio astronomy with the European Lunar Lander: Opening up the last unexplored frequency regime

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Klein Wolt, Marc; Aminaei, Amin; Zarka, Philippe; Schrader, Jan-Rutger; Boonstra, Albert-Jan; Falcke, Heino

    2012-12-01

    The Moon is a unique location in our solar system and provides important information regarding the exposure to free space that is essential for future human space exploration to mars and beyond. The active broadband (100 kHz-100 MHz) tripole antenna now envisaged to be placed on the European Lunar Lander located at the Lunar South Pole allows for sensitive measurements of the exosphere and ionosphere, and their interaction with the Earths magnetosphere, solar particles, wind and CMEs and studies of radio communication on the Moon, that are essential for future lunar human and science exploration. In addition, the Lunar South Pole provides an excellent opportunity for radio astronomy. Placing a single radio antenna in an eternally dark crater or behind a mountain at the South (or North) pole would potentially provide perfect shielding from man-made radio interference (RFI), absence of ionospheric distortions, and high temperature and antenna gain stability that allows detection of the 21 cm wave emission from pristine hydrogen formed after the Big Bang and into the period where the first stars formed. A detection of the 21 cm line from the Moon at these frequencies would allow for the first time a clue on the distribution and evolution on mass in the early universe between the Epoch of Recombination and Epoch of Reionization (EoR). Next to providing a cosmological breakthrough, a single lunar radio antenna would allow for studies of the effect of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on the solar wind at distances close to Earth (space weather) and would open up the study of low frequency radio events (flares and pulses) from planets such as Jupiter and Saturn, which are known to emit bright (kJy-MJy) radio emission below 30 MHz (Jester and Falcke, 2009). Finally, a single radio antenna on the lunar lander would pave the way for a future large lunar radio interferometer; not only will it demonstrate the possibilities for lunar radio science and open up the last unexplored radio regime, but it will also allow a determination of the limitations of lunar radio science by measuring the local radio background noise.

  4. Radio frequency-driven recoupling at high magic-angle spinning frequencies: homonuclear recoupling sans heteronuclear decoupling.

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    Bayro, Marvin J; Ramachandran, Ramesh; Caporini, Marc A; Eddy, Matthew T; Griffin, Robert G

    2008-02-01

    We describe solid-state NMR homonuclear recoupling experiments at high magic-angle spinning (MAS) frequencies using the radio frequency-driven recoupling (RFDR) scheme. The effect of heteronuclear decoupling interference during RFDR recoupling at high spinning frequencies is investigated experimentally and via numerical simulations, resulting in the identification of optimal decoupling conditions. The effects of MAS frequency, RF field amplitude, bandwidth, and chemical shift offsets are examined. Most significantly, it is shown that broadband homonuclear correlation spectra can be efficiently obtained using RFDR without decoupling during the mixing period in fully protonated samples, thus considerably reducing the rf power requirements for acquisition of (13)C-(13)C correlation spectra. The utility of RFDR sans decoupling is demonstrated with broadband correlation spectra of a peptide and a model protein at high MAS frequencies and high magnetic field. PMID:18266438

  5. Field Creation and Confinement Structures for Radio Frequency Label Interrogation

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    P. H. Cole; L. H. Turner; D. W. Griffin

    1992-01-01

    The performance of portal and tunnel field creation and confinement stnrctures for passive label intermgation in an article sorting context is reviewed in respect of their capacity to create required excitation fields with satisfactory levels of stray radiation. It is shown that in appropriate frequency ranges each can provide an acceptable solution.

  6. Radio frequency interference protection of communications between the Deep Space Network and deep space flight projects

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    Johnston, D. W. H.

    1981-01-01

    The increasing density of electrical and electronic circuits in Deep Space Station systems for computation, control, and numerous related functions has combined with the extension of system performance requirements calling for higher speed circuitry along with broader bandwidths. This has progressively increased the number of potential sources of radio frequency interference inside the stations. Also, the extension of spectrum usage both in power and frequency as well as the greater density of usage at all frequencies for national and international satellite communications, space research, Earth resource operations and defense, and particularly the huge expansion of airborne electronic warfare and electronic countermeasures operations in the Mojave area have greatly increased the potential number and severity of radio frequency interference incidents. The various facets of this problem and the efforts to eliminate or minimize the impact of interference on Deep Space Network support of deep space flight projects are described.

  7. A multi-frequency radio study of the supernova remnant HB9

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    Leahy, Denis A.; Xizhen, Zhang; Xinji, Wu; Jiale, Lin

    1998-11-01

    We present a new radio map of HB9 at 232 MHz made at the Beijing Astronomical Observatory. We also present previously unpublished maps at 151 MHz, from the new Cambridge Low-Frequency Synthesis Telescope Survey, and at 4750 MHz, from the Effelsberg Telescope. These radio maps are compared with previously published maps at 408, 1420, and 2695 MHz, thus providing the most complete frequency coverage for a spectral index study of a supernova remnant to date. Spectral index maps are constructed using the running T-T plot method. Several properties of spectral index behavior are determined. The mechanisms which can most naturally account for the observed behavior are: variable thermal electron density near the rim causing variable low frequency absorption and spectral flattening; and variable magnetic field near the rim and a curved electron spectrum causing variable high frequency steepening near the rim. A high spectral index region is likely associated with extended emission from 4C46.09.

  8. Enhanced pulsar and single pulse detection via automated radio frequency interference detection in multipixel feeds

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    Kocz, J.; Bailes, M.; Barnes, D.; Burke-Spolaor, S.; Levin, L.

    2012-02-01

    Single pixel feeds on large aperture radio telescopes have the ability to detect weak (˜10 mJy) impulsive bursts of radio emission and sub-mJy radio pulsars. Unfortunately, in large-scale blind surveys, radio frequency interference (RFI) mimics both radio bursts and radio pulsars, greatly reducing the sensitivity to new discoveries as real signals of astronomical origin get lost among the millions of false candidates. In this paper a technique that takes advantage of multipixel feeds to use eigenvector decomposition of common signals is used to greatly facilitate radio burst and pulsar discovery. Since the majority of RFI occurs with zero dispersion, the method was tested on the total power present in the 13 beams of the Parkes multibeam receiver using data from archival intermediate-latitude surveys. The implementation of this method greatly reduced the number of false candidates and led to the discovery of one new rotating radio transient or RRAT, six new pulsars and five new pulses that shared the swept-frequency characteristics similar in nature to the `Lorimer burst'. These five new signals occurred within minutes of 11 previous detections of a similar type. When viewed together, they display temporal characteristics related to integer seconds, with non-random distributions and characteristic 'gaps' between them, suggesting they are not from a naturally occurring source. Despite the success in removing RFI, false candidates present in the data that are only visible after integrating in time or at non-zero dispersion remained. It is demonstrated that with some computational penalty, the method can be applied iteratively at all trial dispersions and time resolutions to remove the vast majority of spurious candidates.

  9. Superconducting Radio Frequency Cavities as Axion Dark Matter Detectors

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    P. Sikivie

    2013-01-20

    A modification of the cavity technique for axion dark matter detection is described in which the cavity is driven with input power instead of being permeated by a static magnetic field. A small fraction of the input power is pumped by the axion field to a receiving mode of frequency $\\omega_1$ when the resonance condition $\\omega_1 = \\omega_0 \\pm m_a$ is satisfied, where $\\omega_0$ is the frequency of the input mode and $m_a$ the axion mass. The relevant form factor is calculated for any pair of input and output modes in a cylindrical cavity. The overall search strategy is discussed and the technical challenges to be overcome by an actual experiment are listed.

  10. Low-frequency maps of the galactic radio emission

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    De Amici, G.; Smoot, G.; Bensadoun, M.; Limon, M.; Vinje, W. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Bersanelli, M.; Bonelli, G.; Sironi, G. (Universita degli Studi, Milan (Italy))

    1993-01-01

    This paper describes a program, the galactic emission mapping (GEM) project, the purpose of which is to improve the present state of knowledge by measuring galactic signal at centimeter and decimeter frequencies. The intention is to produce a series of full-sky maps and to improve knowledge of the absolute value and spatial variations of galactic emission. A prototype instruments was operated for three weeks at the South Pole. 4 refs.

  11. Dynamics of ion-ion plasmas under radio frequency bias

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    Vikas Midha; Demetre J. Economou

    2001-01-01

    A time-dependent one-dimensional fluid model was developed to study the dynamics of a positive ion-negative ion (ion-ion) plasma under the influence of a rf bias voltage. The full ion momentum and continuity equations were coupled to the Poisson equation for the electrostatic field. Special emphasis was placed on the effect of applied bias frequency. Due to the lower temperature and

  12. Radio-Frequency Inverters With Transmission-Line Input Networks

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    Joshua W. Phinney; David J. Perreault; Jeffrey H. Lang

    2007-01-01

    A soft-switching inverter topology (the Class Phi ) is presented which draws dc source current through a transmission line or a lumped-network approximation of a distributed line. By aligning the inverter switching frequency just below the line's lambda\\/4-wave resonance, the Class Phi topology enforces odd-and even-harmonic content in its drain voltage and input current, respectively. The symmetrizing action of the

  13. Radio-frequency inverters with transmission-line input networks

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    Joshua W. Phinney; David J. Perreault; Jeffrey H. Lang

    2006-01-01

    A soft-switching inverter topology (the class thetas) is presented which draws dc source current through a transmission line or a lumped-network approximation of a distributed line. By aligning the inverter switching frequency just below the line's lambda\\/4-wave resonance, the class thetas topology enforces odd- and even-harmonic content in its drain voltage and input current, respectively. The symmetrizing action of the

  14. Biological stress responses to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation: are mobile phones really so (heat) shocking?

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    Ian A Cotgreave

    2005-01-01

    Cells phenotypically adapt to alterations in their intra- and extracellular environment via organised alterations to gene and protein expression. Many chemical and physical stimuli are known to drive such responses, including the induction of oxidative stress and heat shock. Increasing use of mobile telephony in our society, has brought focus on the potential for radio frequency (microwave) electromagnetic radiation to

  15. Investigation of the Radio Frequency Characteristics of CMOS Electrostatic Discharge Protection Devices

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    Anlage, Steven

    of CMOS and many other integrated circuit technologies is determined mainly by the electrical properties-like characteristics to shunt potentially harmful static charge away from thin gate-oxide insulators. These nonlinear, and a generalized approach to predicting radio-frequency effects in CMOS with electrostatic protection is introduced

  16. Internet of Things and radio frequency identification in care taking, facts and privacy challenges

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    Ines Frederix

    2009-01-01

    Internet of things technologies such as radio frequency identification are about to be able to help aging and sick people and even compensate for some disabilities. The use of these technologies in health care represents a promising development in information technology, but also raises important ethical, legal and social issues. This paper explores the use of these technologies in health

  17. Observation of parametric instabilities in lower-hybrid radio-frequency heating of Tokamaks

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    M. Porkolab; S. Bernabei; W. M. Hooke; R. W. Motley; T. Nagashima

    1977-01-01

    Experimental data are presented which show that during lower-hybrid radio-frequency heating of an adiabatic-toroidal-compressor Tokamak, parametric instabilities are excited, and the ion heating correlates with the presence of the parametric spectra. A theoretical interpretation of the parametric instabilities is presented.

  18. Stochastic electron heating in bounded radio-frequency plasmas I. D. Kaganovich,a)

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    Kaganovich, Igor

    Stochastic electron heating in bounded radio-frequency plasmas I. D. Kaganovich,a) V. I. Kolobov are derived. In many cases, even though in a semi-infinite plasma heating exists, in a bounded plasma plasma CCP ,1 this mechanism is now widely discussed in application to inductively coupled plasmas ICP ,2

  19. Radio-frequency enhanced decontamination of soils contaminated with halogenated hydrocarbons

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    H. Dev; J. Bridges; G. Sresty; J. Enk; N. Mshaiel

    1989-01-01

    There has been considerable effort in the development of innovative treatment technologies for the cleanup of sites containing hazardous wastes such as hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Typical examples of such waste material are: chlorinated solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls, waste aviation fuels, gasoline, etc. The feasibility of treating waste sites containing such materials by in-situ radio frequency heating was established by the

  20. Radio Frequency Identification Technology and the Risk Society: A Preliminary Review and Critique for Justice Studies

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    Brian Sellers

    2009-01-01

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology promises to revolutionize the way in which citizens interact with society, guaranteeing heightened security and increased protection speculatively critiques the soundness of this logic, especially mindful of the risk society thesis. Relevant historical background on RFID is provided, several notable applications in the corporate and governmental sectors are delineated, and the ethical and