A comparison of power harvesting techniques and related energy storage issues

Power harvesting, energy harvesting, power scavenging, and energy scavenging are four terms commonly used to describe the process of extracting useful electrical energy from other ambient energy sources using special materials called transducers that have the ability to convert one form of Continue reading

Quadratic Convergence of a Nonsmooth Newton-type Method for Semidefinite Programs Without Strict Complementarity

We consider a Newton-type method for the solution of semidefinite programs. This Newton-type method is based on a semismooth reformulation of the semidefinite program as a nonsmooth system of equations. We establish local quadratic convergence of this method under a Continue reading