The life history, temperature, humidity, and feeding requirements of the
phytoseiid predator mite, Typhlodromus americanus Chant and Yoshida-Shaul were
tested in the laboratory. Occurance of the mite in the field during different times of the
year was investigated as well. Effects of temperature and humidity on egg hatch, the
This thesis examines depictions of medievalism in three central texts: Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. Each of these texts provides an entry point for exploring the ways in which English and American writers have...
This thesis presents the development of dynamic control strategies for the
brushless doubly-fed machine (BDFM). A simple open-loop scalar controller is first
investigated and its response is found to be oscillatory. Using the speed feedback
signal, an improved closed loop scalar control algorithm is designed. Steady state
performance is controlled...
An AC/AC converter has been designed and implemented for the purpose of
providing a modular drive system with a Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM.) This
converter is to be used in laboratory testing and also as part of a demonstration system in
All hardware needed to start and run...
Environmental concerns have renewed the interest in electric vehicles. To gain
widespread use, electric vehicles will also have to offer good performance and be
reasonably priced. AC drive systems using modern semiconductors can provide
efficient operation at the required power levels, but their cost at present is still too