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Patent
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2015-04-27

The invention includes a method for predicting the operational state of equipment with turbulent flow characterized by time series data relating to its operation. The invention further includes a system and method for predicting the onset of an impending oscillatory instability. Further, the invention includes a system and method for identifying an impending absorbing transition such as flame blowout in combustion systems. A variable representing the dynamics of operation is measured with the help of a sensor, to obtain time series data. A complex network is then derived from the measured time series data. Network properties are then calculated using the complex network to identify the state of stability relating to operation of the equipment. The stability information may include one of thermoacoustic instability, aero-elastic instability such as flutter, flow-induced vibration, magneto-hydrodynamic, aerodynamic, aeromechanical, aero-acoustic instability or onset of flame blowout of a combustor.


Patent
Wireless Excellence and Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-04-06

Embodiments herein disclose a method of enabling non-ICBM transmissions in the communication network. The method includes transmitting information of the number of receiver antennas at user equipments (UEs) intended to be scheduled by a transmitter in common resource elements, to a controller in the communication network. Further, the method includes receiving a number of non-Interference Cancelling Block Modulation (ICBM) transmissions from the controller. Furthermore, the method includes transmitting information indicating cell-identification numbers of participating transmitters, and corresponding index of ICBM precoder matrix of the participating transmitters to the UEs.


Patent
Wireless Excellence and Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-07-15

The embodiments herein provide a method for In Band Full Duplex (IBFD) communication in a radio network including at least one IBFD node, at least one first non-IBFD User Equipment (UE) and at least one second non-IBFD UE. The method includes transmitting by the at least one IBFD node a first signal to the at least one first non-IBFD UE over a forward channel, and receiving by the at least one IBFD node a second signal from the at least one second non-IBFD UE over the same forward channel simultaneously, where the second signal includes at least one of a pilot signal, Channel State Information (CSI), and control information, where the forward channel is orthogonal to a reverse channel in at least one of time, frequency, space, and code.


Patent
Wireless Excellence and Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-07-07

Embodiments herein provide a method for beam steering in a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system. The method includes steering a transmit beam using a precoder matrix determined based on a plurality of parameters, wherein the transmit beam is formed using at least one of a weight of each antenna element, a number of antenna elements, and an inter-antenna element spacing.


Padmanabhan T.,Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics | Kothawala D.,Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Physics Reports | Year: 2013

Lanczos-Lovelockmodels of gravity represent a natural and elegant generalization of Einstein's theory of gravity to higher dimensions. They are characterized by the fact that the field equations only contain up to second derivatives of the metric even though the action functional can be a quadratic or higher degree polynomial in the curvature tensor. Because these models share several key properties of Einstein's theory they serve as a useful set of candidate models for testing the emergent paradigm for gravity. This review highlights several geometrical and thermodynamical aspects of Lanczos-Lovelockmodels which have attracted recent attention. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Patent
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-07-19

Technologies are generally described for method and apparatus for separating ions, such as arsenic, from a fluid, such as water. The apparatus includes a capacitor. The capacitor includes a material having a nanoscale porous structure, such as a plurality of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), and metal oxide nanoparticles, such as magnetite, disposed over the nanoscale porous structure. A portable water purifier employing the capacitor can effectively remove ions from water with a low voltage applied to the capacitor.


Patent
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-10-05

Technologies are generally described for forming a nanofluid coolant and structures including a nanofluid coolant. In an example, a method of forming a nanofluid coolant may comprise combining a compound with an acid and with purified water to form a solution. The compound may include manganese. The method may further include heating the solution and, after heating the solution, cooling the solution effective to form at least one precipitate that includes manganese and oxygen. The method may further include filtering the at least one precipitate to form a powder that includes manganese oxide nanotubes. The method may further include functionalizing the nanotubes by irradiating them with UV radiation. The method may further include combining the functionalized manganese oxide nanotubes with a polar solvent to form the nanofluid coolant.


Patent
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-07-25

Embodiments herein provide method and apparatus for modifying dimensions of a waveguide. The method includes positioning a shadow mask, with an aperture, above the waveguide, fabricated on a substrate. Further, the method includes spatially filtering, a substance through the aperture in the shadow mask on a portion of the waveguide. Furthermore, the method includes obtaining an adiabatic spot size converter at least at one end of the waveguide by adjusting a distance between the shadow mask and a surface of the waveguide to modify the dimensions of the waveguide.


Patent
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-05-02

Methods for fabricating a piezoelectric device are provided. The methods can include providing a substrate and forming a nanocrystalline diamond layer on a first surface of the substrate. The methods can also include depositing a piezoelectric layer on a first surface of the nanocrystalline diamond layer.


Patent
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Date: 2016-06-27

A luminescent nanocomposite comprising functionalized graphene and a luminescent moiety, its fabrication, and uses are described. The luminescent moiety is anchored non-covalently to the functionalized graphene. Luminescence properties of the nanocomposite may be modulated by choosing appropriate luminescent moieties such as native lactoferrin, native lactoferrin protected gold clusters, and so forth. Mechanical properties of the nanocomposite may be modulated by adding a biopolymer such as Chitosan. The nanocomposite may be used as a luminescent ink for encoding information, or a luminescent film for tagging articles of manufacture such as electronic waste components.

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