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Cutting-Edge Technologies for Renewable Energy Production and Storage

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ISBN: 9783039360000 / 9783039360017 Year: Pages: 124 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03936-001-7 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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Anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are dramatically influencing the environment, and research is strongly committed to proposing alternatives, mainly based on renewable energy sources. Low GHG electricity production from renewables is well established but issues of grid balancing are limiting their application. Energy storage is a key topic for the further deployment of renewable energy production. Besides batteries and other types of electrical storage, electrofuels and bioderived fuels may offer suitable alternatives in some specific scenarios. This Special Issue includes contributions on the energy conversion technologies and use, energy storage, technologies integration, e-fuels, and pilot and large-scale applications.

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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ISBN: 9783039210305 9783039210312 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-031-2 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being increasingly used in different applications in both military and civilian domains. These applications include surveillance, reconnaissance, remote sensing, target acquisition, border patrol, infrastructure monitoring, aerial imaging, industrial inspection, and emergency medical aid. Vehicles that can be considered autonomous must be able to make decisions and react to events without direct intervention by humans. Although some UAVs are able to perform increasingly complex autonomous manoeuvres, most UAVs are not fully autonomous; instead, they are mostly operated remotely by humans. To make UAVs fully autonomous, many technological and algorithmic developments are still required. For instance, UAVs will need to improve their sensing of obstacles and subsequent avoidance. This becomes particularly important as autonomous UAVs start to operate in civilian airspaces that are occupied by other aircraft. The aim of this volume is to bring together the work of leading researchers and practitioners in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles with a common interest in their autonomy. The contributions that are part of this volume present key challenges associated with the autonomous control of unmanned aerial vehicles, and propose solution methodologies to address such challenges, analyse the proposed methodologies, and evaluate their performance.

Development of CMOS-MEMS/NEMS Devices

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ISBN: 9783039210688 9783039210695 Year: Pages: 165 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-069-5 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Micro and nano-electro-mechanical system (M/NEMS) devices constitute key technological building blocks to enable increased additional functionalities within Integrated Circuits (ICs) in the More-Than-Moore era, as described in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. The CMOS ICs and M/NEMS dies can be combined in the same package (SiP), or integrated within a single chip (SoC). In the SoC approach the M/NEMS devices are monolithically integrated together with CMOS circuitry allowing the development of compact and low-cost CMOS-M/NEMS devices for multiple applications (physical sensors, chemical sensors, biosensors, actuators, energy actuators, filters, mechanical relays, and others). On-chip CMOS electronics integration can overcome limitations related to the extremely low-level signals in sub-micrometer and nanometer scale electromechanical transducers enabling novel breakthrough applications. This Special Issue aims to gather high quality research contributions dealing with MEMS and NEMS devices monolithically integrated with CMOS, independently of the final application and fabrication approach adopted (MEMS-first, interleaved MEMS, MEMS-last or others).]

HVDC for Grid Services in Electric Power Systems

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ISBN: 9783039217625 9783039217632 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-763-2 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The modern electric power system has evolved into a huge nonlinear complex system due to the interconnection of thousands of generation and transmission systems. The unparalleled growth of renewable energy resources (RESs) has caused significant concern regarding grid stability and power quality, and it is essential to find ways to control such a massive system for effective operation. The controllability of HVDC and FACTS devices allows for improvement of the dynamic behavior of grids and their flexibility. Research is being carried out at both the system and component levels of modelling, control, and stability. This Special Issue aims to present novel HVDC topologies and operation strategies to prevent abnormal grid conditions.

Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes

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ISBN: 9783039282029 9783039282036 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-203-6 Language: English
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Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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The focus of this Special Issue is aimed at enhancing the discussion of Engineering Education, particularly related to technological and professional learning. In the 21st century, students face a challenging demand: they are expected to have the best scientific expertise, but also highly developed social skills and qualities like teamwork, creativity, communication, or leadership. Even though students and teachers are becoming more aware of this necessity, there is still a gap between academic life and the professional world. In this Special Edition Book, the reader can find works tackling interesting topics such as educational resources addressing students’ development of competencies, the importance of final year projects linked to professional environments, and multicultural or interdisciplinary challenges.

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cyclotron --- PET --- titanium-45 --- unconventional radionuclides --- cyclotron --- targetry --- thermal study --- recycling of [18O]-water --- enrichment grade --- fractional distillation --- azeotropic mixtures --- molecular sieve desiccant --- 165Er --- 52Mn --- irradiation --- separation --- resin --- radiometals --- heavy Rare Earth Elements (hREE) --- liquid targets --- medical cyclotron --- radiometals --- gallium-68 --- copper-64 --- copper-61 --- purification --- disposable kit --- radiopharmaceuticals --- radionuclide production --- target stations --- targetry --- 70 MeV cyclotron --- beam energy --- ion accelerator --- medical cyclotron --- ion source --- filament --- cyclotron --- medical isotopes --- SPECT --- cyclotron --- medical radioisotope production --- radioactive impurities --- cross-section --- stacked-foils --- gamma spectroscopy --- thick target yield --- Radionuclide Yield Calculator --- cyclotron target --- carbon-11 --- recoil escape --- boron nitride nanotubes --- BNNTs --- cyclotrons --- radionuclide production --- solid, liquid and gas targets --- PET --- medical isotopes --- Ga-68 --- solid target --- radioisotopes --- medical radioisotopes --- radioisotope targetry --- solid radioisotope targets --- radioisotope target processing --- medical cyclotrons --- cyclotron --- targetry --- solid target --- metal 3D-printing --- target temperature --- radiometals --- radionuclides --- radioisotopes --- medical radioisotopes --- radioisotope targetry --- solid radioisotope targets --- radioisotope target processing --- medical cyclotrons --- PET --- medical isotopes --- solid target system --- radioisotope production --- Molybdenum-100 --- cyclotron --- molybdenum material recovery --- actinium-225 --- thorium --- spallation --- proton target --- ANSYS --- targeted alpha therapy --- cyclotron --- stack-foil --- monitor reaction --- cyclotron solid target --- radioisotope production --- magnetron sputtering --- thick film deposition --- cyclotron --- powder target --- thermal study --- vortex target --- Gallium-68 --- Technetium-99m --- medical Sc radioisotopes --- radioisotope production --- thick target yield measurements --- cross-section reconstruction --- numerical analysis --- cyclotrons --- targets --- target chemistry --- radioisotopes --- theranostics

Power Electronics and Power Quality

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ISBN: 9783039283583 / 9783039283590 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-359-0 Language: eng
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Power quality (PQ) is receiving more and more attention from consumers, distribution system operators, transmission system operators, and other entities related to electrical power systems. As PQ problems have direct implications for business productivity, causing high economic losses, the research and development monitoring technologies and power electronics solutions that ensure the PQ of the power systems are matters of utmost importance. This book is a collection of high quality papers published in the “Power Electronics and Power Quality” Special Issue of the journal Energies. It reflects on the latest investigations and the new trends in this field.

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high speed maglev --- long-stator synchronous motor --- propulsion inverter control system position estimator --- distorted grid conditions --- SGDFT --- Lagrange-interpolation method --- frequency adaption --- SC --- primary neutral integrity --- multi-grounded neutral (MGN) system --- neutral integrity detection --- passive method --- computer simulation --- modeling --- microinverter --- photovoltaic systems --- state-space model --- power inverter --- voltage source inverter --- four-leg inverter --- cost-effectiveness --- current control --- pulse width modulation --- indirect matrix converter (IMC) --- input filter --- input power factor --- matrix converter (MC) --- space vector modulation (SVM) --- power quality --- microgrid (MG) --- renewable power generation --- superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) --- energy shaping passivity (ESP)-based control --- power semiconductor device --- temperature --- switching transients --- variation in voltage --- half-bridge inverters --- digital control --- hysteresis current control --- switching frequency --- optimization --- static var compensator --- series active filter --- thyristor-controlled reactor --- phase-leading capacitor --- hybrid static var compensator --- static synchronous compensator --- hybrid active filter --- Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) --- Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) --- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) --- harmonics --- event detection --- power quality --- histogram --- machine learning --- wavelet transform --- continuous particle swarm optimization (CPSO) --- overcurrent relay coordination (OCR) --- time multiplier setting (TMS) --- power system protection --- protection relay --- Simulink --- Matlab --- Omicron CMC 256plus --- power quality --- enerlyzer --- comtrade --- distance protection --- Shunt Active Power Filter --- digital control --- harmonics --- multilevel converter --- power quality --- p-q theory --- robust control --- DC-DC converter --- constant power load --- low voltage direct-current residential microgrid --- Multiterminal HVDC --- CSC --- FBMMC --- MMC --- Hybrid HVDC --- Full-bridge --- power control --- voltage control --- DC short-circuit handling --- hybrid power filter --- power quality --- reactive power

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