In an effort to fill an existing need two small electric service
vehicles were designed, constructed, and tested. The first
acted as a feasibility study and the second as a design prototype.
The vehicles had low cost and the capability of being fabricated by
their users as two main design...
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV’s) are a very important part of today’s
transportation system as they are bridging the gap between fully electric vehicles and
conventional internal combustion vehicles (ICV’s). They have much higher efficiencies
and lower emissions than ICV’s, while still having the ability to travel long range and
As more advanced hybrid electric vehicles begin emerging onto the commercial market, design algorithms for their control become increasingly more complicated. One major hurdle for designers is the mitigation and control of the created high frequency harmonics caused from switching the dc voltage into an ac voltage by use of...
The development of a novel high temperature space radiator is
described. A Rotating Bubble Membrane Radiator (RBMR) combines the
best features of heat pipes and droplet radiators while avoiding
their negative attributes. The RBMR offers light weight, self
deployment, ease of startup and its performance is less affected by
Samples of insulating materials used in the construction
of electrical machinery and apparatus are
tested for dielectric strength before such are accepted
for use. This is done by applying to the sample a
high voltage until it is pierced through by the electric
spark. This is a parallel case to...
Electromagnetic engines, or motors, are machines in which the motive power is derived from electric currents by means of their electromagnetic action. The following design is for a 1½ K.W. bi-polar motor.
A novel switched-R-MOSFET-C input branch is proposed for low-voltage and high-linearity applications. The tunability is achieved by varying the clock duty cycle using an automatic tuning circuit. This tuning method does not involve a change in gate voltage, and is therefore particularly suitable for low-voltage applications. The advantages of the...
Industry today is pushing personal portable handheld communication de- vices, from cellular telephones to personal navigation systems, and society is embracing the push. The goal is to make compact multi-functional handheld products that can transfer information to those around us through high bandwidth mobile communications. These modules rely heavily on...
This thesis presents new, compact configurations for RF/microwave bandstop and lowpass filters for embedded passive applications. A simple design methodology is presented for designing the folded-transmission line filters on a microstrip platform. Unlike the conventional stub-loaded filter designs, the proposed folded-line filters will have practical dimensions for a wide range...