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A Hierarchical SLAM/GPS/INS Sensor Fusion with WLFP for Flying RoboSAR's Navigation
A Hierarchical SLAM/GPS/INS Sensor Fusion with WLFP for Flying RoboSAR's Navigation
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In this paper, we present the results of a hierarchical SLAM/GPS/INS/WLFP sensor fusion to be used in navigation system devices. Due to low quality of the inertial sensors, even a shortterm GPS failure can lower the integrated navigation performance significantly. In addition, in GPS denied environments, most navigation systems need a separate assisting resource, in order to increase the availability and reliability of the device. When the GPS service/information is available, the integrated SLAM system arranges for a landmarkbased map using a GPS/INS feature. But in case of inaccessibility of GPS information, the latest formerly produced map plays an important role in decreasing the INS errors. In addition, a Wireless Fingerprinting (WLFP) mechanism helps us limit the errors in the system. The results of the proposed method decreases the average estimation precision on the order of 2.6m, without any performance degradation and in different experiments, which is the maximum sustainable error (below 2.66m) for flyer landing on the base. The mentioned method could be used in computer networks to schedule the services too.
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In this paper, we present the results of a hierarchical SLAM/GPS/INS/WLFP sensor fusion to be used in navigation system devices. Due to low quality of the inertial sensors, even a shortterm GPS failure can lower the integrated navigation performance significantly. In addition, in GPS denied environments, most navigation systems need a separate assisting resource, in order to increase the availability and reliability of the device. When the GPS service/information is available, the integrated SLAM system arranges for a landmarkbased map using a GPS/INS feature. But in case of inaccessibility of GPS information, the latest formerly produced map plays an important role in decreasing the INS errors. In addition, a Wireless Fingerprinting (WLFP) mechanism helps us limit the errors in the system. The results of the proposed method decreases the average estimation precision on the order of 2.6m, without any performance degradation and in different experiments, which is the maximum sustainable error (below 2.66m) for flyer landing on the base. The mentioned method could be used in computer networks to schedule the services too.
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S.M.
Mirzababaei
Corresponding Author, S.M. Mirzababaei is the Department of Computer Engineering and IT Department, Amirkabir University of
Technology, Tehran, Iran (email: {mirzababaei,akbarif}@aut.ac.ir).
Corresponding Author, S.M. Mirzababaei is
Iran


M.K.
Akbariii
M.K. Akbari is with the Department of Computer Engineering and IT Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (email:
{mirzababaei,akbarif}@aut.ac.ir).
M.K. Akbari is with the Department of Computer
Iran
Inertial Navigation System
GPS
Car Navigation
Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle
Wireless Fingerprint
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Gao, "A wireless LANbased indoor positioning technology", IBM Journal of Research and Development, vol. 48, no. 5,6,( Sept, Nov) pp. 617626, 2004. ##[16] H. Arghavan, "Processing Unit Design and Implementation of Fault Tolerant Navigation System", Master of Science Thesis, AmirkabirUniversity of Technology, 2003. ##[17] K.R. Britting, "Inertial Navigation Systems Analysis", John Wiley & Sons, 1971. ##[18] S. EunHwan, "Accuracy improvement Of Low Cost INS/GPS for Land Applications", UCGE Reports Number 20156, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2001. ##[19] R.G. Brown and P.Y.C. Hwang, "Introduction to random signals and applied Kalman filtering", 3rd Ed., New York, Wiley, 1997. ##[20] J.A. Farrell and M. Barth, "The Global Positioning System & Inertial Navigation", New York, 2000. ##[21] O.S. Salychev, "Inertial Systems in Navigation and Geophysics", Bauman MSTU Press, Moscow, 1998. ##[22] A.H. Mohamed, "Optimizing the Estimation Procedure in INS/GPS Integration for Kinematic Applications", UCGE Reports Number 20127, Dept. of Geomatics Engineering, The university of Calgary, 1999. ##[23] S.D. Conte and C.D. Boor, "Elementary Numerical Analysis: An Algorithmic Approach", McGrawHill, 3rd edition, 1980. ##[24] J. Kim and S. Sukkarieh, "6Dof SLAM aided GNSS/INS Navigation in GNSS Denied and Unknown Environments", Journal of Global Positioning Systems, v. 4, pp. 120, 2005. ##[25] J. Kim, "Autonomous Navigation for Airborne Applications", Ph.D. thesis, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney, 2004. ##[26] J. Kim, M. Ridley, E. Nettleton, S. Sukkarieh, "Realtime Experiment of Feature Tracking/Mapping using a lowcost Vision and GPS/INS System on am UAV platform", Journal of Global Positioning Systems, v. 3, pp. 167, 2004. ##[27] R. Battiti, M. Brunato, and A. Villani, "Statistical learning theory for location fingerprinting in wireless lans", Technical Report. 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Robust Control of Encoderless Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives Based on Adaptive Backstepping and InputOutput Feedback Linearization Techniques
Robust Control of Encoderless Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives Based on Adaptive Backstepping and InputOutput Feedback Linearization Techniques
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In this paper, the design and implementation of adaptive speed controller for a sensorless synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) drive system is proposed. A combination of wellknown adaptive inputoutput feedback linearization (AIOFL) and adaptive backstepping (ABS) techniques are used for speed tracking control of SynRM. The AIOFL controller is capable of estimating motor twoaxis inductances (Ld, Lq), simultaneously. The overall stability of the proposed control and Persistency of Excitation (PE) condition are proved based on Lyapunov theory. In the proposed control drive system, the maximum torque control (MTC) scheme and constant current in inductive axis control (CCIAC) are applied to generate the motor d and q axis reference currents which are needed for the AIOFL controller. In addition, an ABS speed controller is designed to compensate for the machine parameter uncertainties and load torque disturbances. Another contribution of this paper is to estimate the rotor speed and position in very low speed by using 1) a simple technique for eliminating the voltage sensors, 2) a simple method for online estimation of the stator resistance, and 3) modeling the voltage drop of the inverter power switches. Finally, the validity and capability of the proposed method are verified through simulation and experimental studies.
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In this paper, the design and implementation of adaptive speed controller for a sensorless synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) drive system is proposed. A combination of wellknown adaptive inputoutput feedback linearization (AIOFL) and adaptive backstepping (ABS) techniques are used for speed tracking control of SynRM. The AIOFL controller is capable of estimating motor twoaxis inductances (Ld, Lq), simultaneously. The overall stability of the proposed control and Persistency of Excitation (PE) condition are proved based on Lyapunov theory. In the proposed control drive system, the maximum torque control (MTC) scheme and constant current in inductive axis control (CCIAC) are applied to generate the motor d and q axis reference currents which are needed for the AIOFL controller. In addition, an ABS speed controller is designed to compensate for the machine parameter uncertainties and load torque disturbances. Another contribution of this paper is to estimate the rotor speed and position in very low speed by using 1) a simple technique for eliminating the voltage sensors, 2) a simple method for online estimation of the stator resistance, and 3) modeling the voltage drop of the inverter power switches. Finally, the validity and capability of the proposed method are verified through simulation and experimental studies.
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Jafar
Soltanii
Jafar Soltani is with the Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr Branch, Esfahan, Iran (email: jsoltani@iaukhsh.ac.ir).
Jafar Soltani is with the Faculty of Engineering,
Iran


Hossein
Abootorabi Zarchi
Corresponding Author, Hossein Abootorabi Zarchi is with the Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (email:
hazarchi@gmail.com).
Corresponding Author, Hossein Abootorabi
Iran
hazarchi@gmail.com
Synchronous Reluctance Motor
Adaptive Backstepping and InputOutput Feedback Linearization
Encoderless
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Soltani, ''Direct torque and flux regulation of synchronous reluctance motor drives based on input–output feedback linearization'', Elsevier Journal, Energy Conversion and Management , vol. 51, pp. 71–80, January 2010. ##[16] H. Abootorabi Zarchi, Gh. R. Arab Markadeh, and J. Soltani, ''Direct Torque Control of Synchronous Reluctance Motor using Feedback Linearization Including Saturation and Iron Losses', European Power Electronics and Drives (EPE) Journal, vol. 19,No.3, pp. 5062, September 2009. ##[17] L. Tang, and M. F Rahman, “Investigation of an Improved Flux Estimator of a Direct Torque Controlled Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine Drive”, 35th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conf., Aachen, Germany, pp. 451457, 2004. ##[18] S. Mir, M.E Elbuluk, and D.S. Zinger, “PI and Fuzzy Estimators for Tuning the Stator Resistance in Indirect Torque Control of Induction Machines”, IEEE Tran. On Power Electronics, vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 279287, March 1998. ##[19] R. E. Betz, ''Theoretical Aspects of the Control of Synchronous Reluctance Machines'', IEE Proceeding B, vol. 139, No. 4, pp. 355364, July 1992. ##[20] R. E. Betz, and T. J. E., Miller, ''Aspects of the Control of Synchronous Reluctance Machines", Proceedings European Power Elect. Conf., pp. 456463, EPE 1991. ##[21] A. Chiba, and T. Fukao, ''A Closedloop Operation of Super HighSpeed Reluctance Motor for Quick Torque Response'', IEEE Trans. On Industry Applications, vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 600606, 1992. ##[22] T. A. Lipo, ''Synchronous Reluctance Machines A viable alternative for ac drives'', Electric Machines and Power Systems, vol. 19, pp. 659671, 1991. ##[23] J. Holtz, and J. Quan, “Drift and ParameterCompensated Flux Estimator for Persistent ZeroStatorFrequency Operation of SensorlessControlled Induction Motors”, IEEE Trans. On Ind. Appl., vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 10521060 , July/Aug. 2003. ##[24] V. d. Broeck, H. C. Skudelny, and G. V. 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A Novel Reconfiguration Mixed with Distributed Generation Planning via Considering Voltage Stability Margin
A Novel Reconfiguration Mixed with Distributed Generation Planning via Considering Voltage Stability Margin
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In recent years, in Iran and other countries the power systems are going to move toward creating a competition structure for selling and buying electrical energy. These changes and the numerous advantages of DGs have made more incentives to use these kinds of generators than before. Therefore, it is necessary to study all aspects of DGs, such as size selection and optimal placement and impact of them on Distribution System (DS) reconfiguration. So, the problem of optimum reconfiguration and optimal location of DGs (DGs Planning) in DS is a task which must be solved in an optimal manner. This paper presents a novel approach for optimum reconfiguration and optimal location of DGs in distribution networks based on a hieratical twostage optimization problem to improve power system voltage stability margin and reduce active power losses. Hence, a toolbox has been developed to recognize loadability limit of distribution power systems based on Lagrangian optimization method. Finally, the simulations are carried out on 33, 69 bus IEEE distribution systems and demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.
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In recent years, in Iran and other countries the power systems are going to move toward creating a competition structure for selling and buying electrical energy. These changes and the numerous advantages of DGs have made more incentives to use these kinds of generators than before. Therefore, it is necessary to study all aspects of DGs, such as size selection and optimal placement and impact of them on Distribution System (DS) reconfiguration. So, the problem of optimum reconfiguration and optimal location of DGs (DGs Planning) in DS is a task which must be solved in an optimal manner. This paper presents a novel approach for optimum reconfiguration and optimal location of DGs in distribution networks based on a hieratical twostage optimization problem to improve power system voltage stability margin and reduce active power losses. Hence, a toolbox has been developed to recognize loadability limit of distribution power systems based on Lagrangian optimization method. Finally, the simulations are carried out on 33, 69 bus IEEE distribution systems and demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.
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M. H.
Hemmatpour
Corresponding Author, Mohammad Hasan Hemmatpour is MSC student with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University
of Kerman, Kerman, Iran (email: m.h.hematpour@gmail.com).
Corresponding Author, Mohammad Hasan Hemmatpour
Iran


M.
Mohammadian
Mohsen Mohammadian is Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
(email: M.Mohammadian@uk.ac.ir).
Mohsen Mohammadian is Assistant Professor
Iran


M.
Rashidinejad
Masoud Rashidinejad is Associated Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
(email: mrashidi@uk.ac.ir).
Masoud Rashidinejad is Associated Professor
Iran
Distribution System (DS)
Distributed Generations (DGs)
Graph Theory (GT)
Harmony Search (HS)
Hierarchical Optimization
Loadability limit
Matroid Theory
Reconfiguration
Voltage Stability (VS)
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A Low Power Low Voltage Rail to Rail Constant gm Differential Amplifier with 150 dB CMRR and Enhanced Frequency Performance
A Low Power Low Voltage Rail to Rail Constant gm Differential Amplifier with 150 dB CMRR and Enhanced Frequency Performance
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This paper proposes a low voltage (±0.55V supply voltage) low power (44.65µW) high common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) differential amplifier (d.a.) with rail to rail input common mode range (ICMR), constant transconductance (gm) and enhanced frequency performance. Its high performance is obtained using a simple negative averaging method so that it cancels out the common mode input signals at the same input terminals while preserving high frequency operation. The principle of operation, small signal analysis and the formula of its most important parameters are explained and derived. Simulation results with HSPICE using TSMC 0.18µm CMOS are presented showing rail to rail operation, CMRR of 150dB, voltage gain of 31.6dB, gain bandwidth of 95.8 MHz and input referred noise of 100.64nv/√Hz. Compared to conventional amplifier ones those are 94.4dB , 3.4dB, 1.62 times and 1.72 times better, respectively. The CMRR corner case simulation results are also provided showing from 52.1dB to 74.6dB improvement over conventional one.
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This paper proposes a low voltage (±0.55V supply voltage) low power (44.65µW) high common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) differential amplifier (d.a.) with rail to rail input common mode range (ICMR), constant transconductance (gm) and enhanced frequency performance. Its high performance is obtained using a simple negative averaging method so that it cancels out the common mode input signals at the same input terminals while preserving high frequency operation. The principle of operation, small signal analysis and the formula of its most important parameters are explained and derived. Simulation results with HSPICE using TSMC 0.18µm CMOS are presented showing rail to rail operation, CMRR of 150dB, voltage gain of 31.6dB, gain bandwidth of 95.8 MHz and input referred noise of 100.64nv/√Hz. Compared to conventional amplifier ones those are 94.4dB , 3.4dB, 1.62 times and 1.72 times better, respectively. The CMRR corner case simulation results are also provided showing from 52.1dB to 74.6dB improvement over conventional one.
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Safari
Leila Safari is with Electronic Research Center, Iran University of Science and Technology (email: leilasafari@yahoo.com).
Leila Safari is with Electronic Research
Iran


Seyed Javad
Azhari
Corresponding Author, Seyed Javad Azhari is with Electrical Engineering Faculty of Iran University of Science and Technology (email:
Azhari@iust.ac.ir).
Corresponding Author, Seyed Javad Azhari
Iran
azhari@iust.ac.ir
High CMRR Differential Amplifier
Low Voltage
low power
Rail to Rail
Quasi Floating Gate
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Carvajal ,"LowVoltage, LowPower RailtoRail two stage Opamp with Dynamic Biasing and no Miller compensation" in Proc. 2007 IEEE 50th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp.2528. ##[25] E.R.Villegas, H. Barnes "Solution to Trapped Charge in FGMOS Transistors" Electronics Letters, Vol.39, pp. 14161417, 2003. ##[26] H.Moradzadeh, S.J. Azhari,"High Performance Low Voltage QFG Based DVCC and a Novel Fully Differential SC Integrator Based on It" IEICE Electronics Express, Vol.5, pp.10171023, 2008. ##[27] M.Bikumandla, J.R.Angulo, Carlos Urquidi, R. G. Carvajal, A.J.LopezMartin "CMOS amplifiers Using MOS transistors in Subthreshold region" IEICE Electronic Express, Vol.1, pp. 339345, 2004. ##]
A Novel ±0.5V Ultra High Current Drive and Output Voltage Headroom Current Output Stage with Very High Output Impedance
A Novel ±0.5V Ultra High Current Drive and Output Voltage Headroom Current Output Stage with Very High Output Impedance
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A novel ultrahigh compliance, low power, very accurate and high output impedance current output stage (COS) with extremely high output current drive capability is proposed in this paper. The principle of operation of this unique structure is discussed, its most important formulas are derived and its outstanding performance is verified by HSPICE simulation in TSMC 0.18µm CMOS, BSIM3, and Level49 technology. This deliberately composed structure utilizes a well combination (for a mutual auto control action) of negative and positive feedbacks to achieve ever demanded merits such as very low power of 150µW, ultra high ratio of 3000 for output current over the bias current (which is selected to be 0.5µA) at low THD of 20dB and very high output impedance of 5GΩ with power supplies of ±0.5V when operating at class AB mode. Simulation results with ±0.5V power supply shows an absolute output voltage dynamic range of 0.9V which interestingly provides the highest yet reported output voltage compliance for Current mode building blocks implemented by regular CMOS technology. Full process, voltage, and temperature variation (PVT) analysis of the circuit is also investigated in order to approve the well robustness of the structure. The transient stepwise response is also done to verify the proposed COS stability.
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A novel ultrahigh compliance, low power, very accurate and high output impedance current output stage (COS) with extremely high output current drive capability is proposed in this paper. The principle of operation of this unique structure is discussed, its most important formulas are derived and its outstanding performance is verified by HSPICE simulation in TSMC 0.18µm CMOS, BSIM3, and Level49 technology. This deliberately composed structure utilizes a well combination (for a mutual auto control action) of negative and positive feedbacks to achieve ever demanded merits such as very low power of 150µW, ultra high ratio of 3000 for output current over the bias current (which is selected to be 0.5µA) at low THD of 20dB and very high output impedance of 5GΩ with power supplies of ±0.5V when operating at class AB mode. Simulation results with ±0.5V power supply shows an absolute output voltage dynamic range of 0.9V which interestingly provides the highest yet reported output voltage compliance for Current mode building blocks implemented by regular CMOS technology. Full process, voltage, and temperature variation (PVT) analysis of the circuit is also investigated in order to approve the well robustness of the structure. The transient stepwise response is also done to verify the proposed COS stability.
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Faraji Baghtash
Corresponding Author, Hassan Faraji Baghtash is with Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) Electrical and Electronic
Engineering Faculty (corresponding author phone: +989128016637; email: hfaraji@iust.ac.ir)
Corresponding Author, Hassan Faraji Baghtash
Iran
hfaraji@iust.ac.ir


Ahmad
Ayatollahiii
Ahmad Ayatollahi is with Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Faculty (email:
ayatollahi@iust.ac.ir).
Ahmad Ayatollahi is with Iran University
Iran


Khalil
Monfaredi
Khalil Monfaredi is with Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Faculty/ Electronics
Research Center (email: khmonfaredi@iust.ac.ir)
Manuscript received April 23, 2011.
Khalil Monfaredi is with Iran University
Iran
khmonfaredi@iust.ac.ir
Ultralow voltage
Ultrahigh compliance
Current output stage
Current amplifier
Class AB
High current capability
High output impedance
Low THD
[[1] C. Toumazou, F. J. Lidgey and D. G. High, Analog IC Design: The Current Mode Approach. London: Peter Peregrinus Ltd., 1993. ##[2] ChangHyeon Lee, Jack Cornish, Kelly McClellan, and John Choma, “Currentmode approach for wide gainbandwidth product architecture,” IEEE trans. on CASII, vol. 45, pp. 229 – 232, May 1998. ##[3] G. Palmisano, C. Palumbo, and S. Pennisi, CMOS Current Amplifiers. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999. ##[4] Luis N. Alves, Rui L. Aguiar, “A differential currentconveyor based buffer for highbandwidth, lowsignal applications,” in Proc. 1999 IEEE Conference on Electronics, Circuits and System (ICECS'99), pp. 903 – 906. ##[5] Hesham F. Hamed, Ahmed ElGaafary and Mostafa S. A. Elhakeem, “A new differential current conveyor and its application as a four quadrant multiplier,” in Proc. 2001 IEEE Int. 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Commun (AEÜ), vol. 62, pp. 277 – 287, Dec 2008. ##[14] H. P. Chen, and P. L. Chu, “Versatile universal electronically tunable current mode filter using CCIIs,” IEICE Electronics Express, vol. 6, pp. 122128, 2009. ##[15] Mustafa Altun, and Hakan Kuntman, “Design of a fully differential current mode operational amplifier with improved input–output impedances and its filter applications,” Int. J. Electron. Commun. (AEÜ), vol. 62, pp. 239 – 244, March 2008. ##[16] G. Palmisano, G. Palumbo, and S. Pennisi, “Harmonic distortion on class AB CMOS current output stages,” IEEE Transactions on circuits and systems—II: analog and digital signal processing, vol. 45, pp. 243250, February 1998. ##[17] D. R. Bhaskar, V. K. Sharma, M. Monis, S. M. I. Rizvi. “New currentmode universal biquad filter,” Microelectron. J., vol. 30, pp. 837–839, January 1999. ##[18] G. Palmisano, G. Palumbo, and S. Pennisi “High linearity CMOS current output stage,” Electronics letters, vol. 31, pp. 789790, 1995. ##[19] Giuseppe Di Cataldo, Rosario Mita, Salvatore Pennisi, “Highspeed CMOS unitygain current amplifier,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 37, pp. 1086–1091, June 2006. ##[20] Arie F. Arbel, “Output stage for currentmode feedback amplifiers, theory and applications,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 2, pp. 243255, Sep. 1992. ##[21] I. Mucha, “Current operational amplifiers: Basic architecture, properties, exploitation and future,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 7, pp. 243255, 1995. ##[22] S. Pennisi, M. Piccioni, G. Scotti, A. Trifiletti, “HighCMRR current amplifier architecture and its cmos implementation,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Brief, vol. 53, pp. 11181122, Oct. 2006. ##[23] F. Centurelli, A. D. Grasso, S. Pennisi, G. Scotti, and A. Trifiletti, “CMOS highCMRR current output stages,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 54, pp. 745749, Sep. 2007. ##[24] F. Centurelli, S. Pennisi, and A. Trifiletti, “Current output stage with improved CMRR,” in Proc. 2003 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems, pp. 543  546. ##[25] M. H. Kashtiban, and S. J. Azhari, “A novel high CMRR low voltage current output stage,” in Proc. 2009 International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems (ISSCS), pp. 14. ##[26] G. Palumbo, and S. Pennisi, “Lowvoltage class AB CMOS current output stage,” Electronics Letters, vol. 35, pp. 13291330, 1999. ##[27] A. Zeki, and H. Kuntman, “Highlinearity lowvoltage selfcascode class AB CMOS current output stage,” in Proc. 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Geneva, pp. 257260. ##[28] S. J. Azhari, H. F. Baghtash, and K. Monfaredi, “A novel ultrahigh compliance, high output impedance low power very accurate high performance current mirror,” Microelectronics Journal, Vol.42, No. 2, Pages 432439, February 2011.##]
Design and Construction of a Novel Tactile Sensor for Measuring ContactForce, Based on Piezoelectric Effect
Design and Construction of a Novel Tactile Sensor for Measuring ContactForce, Based on Piezoelectric Effect
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In this paper, design and construction of a tactile sensor for measuring contactforce is presented. Mechanism of measuring contactforce in this tactile sensor is based on impedance changing of piezoelectric crystal and voltage of different points in circuit as a result of applying force on the crystal. By considering a specific point in the circuit and recording the changes of its voltage, magnitude of applied force can be estimated. Structure of the sensor consists of a diskshaped piezoelectric crystal that its diameter is 2 cm, its thickness is 2 mm and its resonance frequency is 135 kHz. This crystal is placed in a metal chamber. A spring is on the crystal on which a moving part is installed for applying force. One of the characteristics of the sensor is that its size and shape can be easily tailored to the different applications. By miniaturizing this sensor and using biocompatible materials, it is applicable in different fields of medicine such as minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
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In this paper, design and construction of a tactile sensor for measuring contactforce is presented. Mechanism of measuring contactforce in this tactile sensor is based on impedance changing of piezoelectric crystal and voltage of different points in circuit as a result of applying force on the crystal. By considering a specific point in the circuit and recording the changes of its voltage, magnitude of applied force can be estimated. Structure of the sensor consists of a diskshaped piezoelectric crystal that its diameter is 2 cm, its thickness is 2 mm and its resonance frequency is 135 kHz. This crystal is placed in a metal chamber. A spring is on the crystal on which a moving part is installed for applying force. One of the characteristics of the sensor is that its size and shape can be easily tailored to the different applications. By miniaturizing this sensor and using biocompatible materials, it is applicable in different fields of medicine such as minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
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N.
Nasserii
N. Nasseri is with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (email:
nassim_nasseri@aut.ac.ir).
N. Nasseri is with the Department of Biomedical
Iran


S.
Najarian
Corresponding Author, S. Najarian is with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (email:
najarian @aut.ac.ir).
Corresponding Author, S. Najarian is with
Iran


A.
Tavakoli Golpaygani
A. Tavakoli Golpaygani is with the Department of Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran (email:
atavakoli@pearl.sums.ac.ir).
A. Tavakoli Golpaygani is with the Department
Iran


G.
Darb Emamieh
G. Darb Emamieh is with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (email:
goldis_emamieh@aut.ac.ir).
G. Darb Emamieh is with the Department of
Iran
TACTLE SENSOR
Contact Force
Piezoelectric
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Analysis of the Frequency Effects on Design and BackIron Characteristics of DoubleLayer Secondary SingleSided Linear Induction Motors
Analysis of the Frequency Effects on Design and BackIron Characteristics of DoubleLayer Secondary SingleSided Linear Induction Motors
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Input frequency is one of the important variables in design and performance analysis of singlesided linear induction motors (SLIMs). Changing the frequency changes both the dimension of the SLIM in design process and the performance of the designed motor. The frequency influences the induced eddy currents in the secondary sheet as well as saturation level of the secondary backiron. In this paper, the effect of the input frequency on the dimensions of the SLIM is investigated in the design process. Then, the frequency effects on the magnetic characteristics of the secondary backiron as well as the SLIM performance are analyzed for a designed motor. Finally, the analytical results are confirmed by 2D timestepping finite element method.
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Input frequency is one of the important variables in design and performance analysis of singlesided linear induction motors (SLIMs). Changing the frequency changes both the dimension of the SLIM in design process and the performance of the designed motor. The frequency influences the induced eddy currents in the secondary sheet as well as saturation level of the secondary backiron. In this paper, the effect of the input frequency on the dimensions of the SLIM is investigated in the design process. Then, the frequency effects on the magnetic characteristics of the secondary backiron as well as the SLIM performance are analyzed for a designed motor. Finally, the analytical results are confirmed by 2D timestepping finite element method.
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A.
Shirii
Corresponding Author, A. Shiri is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (email:
abbas_shiri@iust.ac.ir).
Corresponding Author, A. Shiri is with the
Iran


A.
Shoulaieii
A. Shoulaie is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (email:
Shoulaie@iust.ac.ir).
A. Shoulaie is with the Department of Electrical
Iran
Input frequency
secondary backiron saturation
efficiency
power factor
normal force
output thrust
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