Power Quality Improvement using Passive Shunt Filter

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Harmonics and reactive power regulation and guidelines are upcoming issues and increasingly being adopted in distributed power system and industries. Vital use of power electronic appliances has made power management smart, flexible and efficient. But side by side they are leading to power pollution due to injection of current and voltage harmonics. Harmonic pollution creates problems in the integrated power systems. Continue reading Power Quality Improvement using Passive Shunt Filter

Shadow Detection in Videos Acquired by Stationary & Moving Cameras

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Shadow Detection has become a key issue in object detection, tracking and recognition problems. Object appearances might be completely changed by the effects of shading and shadows. Finding good algorithms for shadow detection and reducing shading effects in order to segment objects from video sequences, will enhance the performance of our detection, tracking and recognition algorithms. Continue reading Shadow Detection in Videos Acquired by Stationary & Moving Cameras

Analysis & Evaluation of Soft-Switching Inverter Techniques

This dissertation presents the systematic analysis and the critical assessment of the AC side soft-switching inverters in electric vehicle (EV) applications. Although numerous soft-switching inverter techniques were claimed to improve the inverter performance, compared with the conventional hard-switching inverter, there is the lack of comprehensive investigations of analyzing and evaluating the performance of soft-switching inverters. Continue reading Analysis & Evaluation of Soft-Switching Inverter Techniques

Remote Controlled Fan Regulator

The paper presents a simple design and implementation of a remote controlled fan regulator. It enables the user to operate a fan regulator from approximately 10 meters away. The remote transmits a tone using an infrared light-emitting diode. This tone is decoded by a receiver, since the receiver only switches when the tone is received. The system was broken down into simpler functional blocks namely; infra-red transmitter, infra-red sensor, signal amplifier, control logic, sampler, control stepper, output control logic, load and display unit. Details of each subunit are described in the paper. Continue reading Remote Controlled Fan Regulator

3 Phase Appliance Protector

Many of our costly appliances require three-phase AC supply for operation. Failure of any of the phases makes the appliance prone to erratic functioning and may even lead to failure. Hence it is of paramount importance to monitor the availability of the three-phase supply and switch off the appliance in the event of failure of one or two phases. The power to the appliance should resume with the availability of all phases of the supply with certain time delay in order to avoid surges and momentary fluctuations. The complete description of a three phase appliance protector is described here. Continue reading 3 Phase Appliance Protector

Feedback Control of a Hovercraft over a Wireless Link

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Nonlinear underactuated systems (i.e. systems with fewer control inputs than configuration variables) present significant challenges for automatic control. This thesis explores feedback control of an underactuated hovercraft over a wireless communication channel using techniques from nonlinear control theory. Continue reading Feedback Control of a Hovercraft over a Wireless Link