Intra-Minute Cloud Passing Forecasting based on a Low Cost IoT Sensor—A Solution for Smoothing the Output Power of PV Power Plants

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Clouds moving at a high speed in front of the Sun can cause step changes in the output power of photovoltaic (PV) power plants, which can lead to voltage fluctuations and stability problems in the connected electricity networks. These effects can be Continue reading

Dynamic Involvement of Real World Objects in the IoT: A Consensus-based Cooperation Approach

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A significant role in the Internet of Things (IoT) will be taken by mobile and low-cost unstable devices, which autonomously self-organize and introduce highly dynamic and heterogeneous scenarios for the deployment of distributed applications. Continue reading

Further Cost Reduction of Battery Manufacturing

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The demand for batteries for energy storage is growing with the rapid increase in photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy installation as well as electric vehicle (EV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Continue reading

Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Anemr Gun Based Orbital Debris Impact Testing Platform

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This paper describes the changes made from Cal Poly’s initial railgun system, the Mk. 1 railgun, to the Mk. 1.1 system, as well as the design, fabrication, and testing of a newer and larger Mk. 2 railgun system. The Mk. 1.1 system is developed as a more Continue reading

Design And Analysis Of a Lift Assist Walker

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Walkers provided stability to the elderly but cannot assist a person from sitting to standing. The objective of this project is to present the design and analysis of a lift assist walker. This report discusses the design and analysis of a collapsible lift assist walker Continue reading

Multicore, Multithreaded, Phase-synchronous Fm Sound Synthesizer

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This project implements a phase-synchronous FM synthesis algorithm in hardware. Envelope and low frequency oscillator modulation of oscillator parameters is implemented. The microcontroller the system is based on, the XMOS XS1-G4, allows for Continue reading

Robust Unconstrained Face Detection and Lip Localization Algorithm Using Gabor Filters

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Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is a well-researched field of study aimed at augmenting the man-machine interface through interpretation of the spoken word. From in-car voice recognition systems to automated telephone directories, automatic Continue reading

Face and Lip Localization in Unconstrained Imagery

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When combined with acoustical speech information, visual speech information (lip movement) significantly improves Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) in acoustically noisy environments. Previous research has demonstrated that visual modality Continue reading

A New DC-DC Converter Technology Suitable to Support Grid Connection of Wave Power Energy Converter

The purpose of this work is to design, build and test a DC-DC converter, which will later be used as a necessary part of the grid connection of a wave energy converter.The project also includes a small part to Continue reading