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Yang H.-Y.,Honam University | Yang H.-Y.,Regal Beloit | Lim Y.-C.,Chonnam National University | Kim H.-C.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Kim H.-C.,Chonnam National University
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2013

This paper presents a single-phase switched reluctance motor (SRM) with skewed stator and rotor so that the acoustic noise and vibration have been significantly reduced. The motor has the same skew angle for both stator and rotor laminations. The main source of acoustic noise and vibration is the rapid change of radial magnetic force along the air gap between the stator and rotor poles. Since the radial force (RF) is most intensified on the stator yoke near the salient poles, the abrupt change of the RF can be mitigated by skewing the stator and/or rotor laminations. Therefore, the RF can be more distributed throughout the stator core, and in turn, the peak value of the RF is reduced. In this paper, the distribution of the RF with respect to the skew angles is analyzed through the finite-element method simulation to design a single-phase SRM with the significantly reduced vibration and noise. Based on the simulation results, prototype motors with three different skew angles (0°, 30°, and 64°) have been constructed and tested, validating that the proposed design is effective in mitigating acoustic noise and vibration. © 1982-2012 IEEE.

Wang Y.-X.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Wang Y.-X.,University of Wollongong | Lim Y.-G.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Lim Y.-G.,Korea University | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A | Year: 2014

A structured SnO2-reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanocomposite has been synthesized with SnO2 nanoparticles (∼5 nm) anchored on a RGO framework. It has been successfully applied as an anode material in sodium-ion batteries. The electrode delivers a reversible Na-storage capacity of 330 mA h g-1 with an outstanding capacity retention of 81.3% over 150 cycles. Moreover, it possesses a relatively good rate capability, exhibiting a capacity retention of 25.8% at high rate (1000 mA h g-1). With its combined advantages of low cost and environmental benignity, the SnO 2-RGO nanocomposite would be a promising anode for Na-ion batteries. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Kim B.-S.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Park J.-S.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Hun Kang B.,Korea Polytechnic University | Moon C.,Kookmin University
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing | Year: 2012

The micro-gripper is an essential device in micro-manipulation. A new micro-gripper fabrication process using MEMS technology is developed for a robotic micro-manipulation system. The mechanical stiffness of this gripper is analyzed with the Pseudo-Rigid Body Model to estimate the grip force of these micro-grippers of various scales and materials. The validity of the proposed model is verified by simulations and experiments. An experimental robotic micro-manipulation system consisting of this micro-gripper and a precision manipulator is implemented, and an actual gripping test is conducted to evaluate the robotic manipulation system. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Seo J.-M.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Kim J.-H.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Jung I.-S.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Jung H.-K.,Seoul National University
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications | Year: 2011

This paper presents a design method for a small-sized slotless brushless dc motor. Distributed hexagonal windings are employed for achieving a high torque density and for ease of manufacture. Numerical approaches with an analytic model are used to analyze the magnetic and output characteristics of the motor. The proposed motor is manufactured, and the empirical results are compared with the results of the simulation. © 2010 IEEE.

Choi H.-H.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute
AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications | Year: 2015

We propose a new vertical handover scheme that uses cooperative ad hoc nodes, instead of interworking via backhaul, for the fast handover of mobile nodes (MN) in next-generation heterogeneous network environments. An MN requiring a vertical handover requests an adjacent ad hoc node to undertake some of the handover procedures that require latency, such as authentication and registration procedures, and to process them in place of the requested MN before the handover completion. A vertical handover procedure that uses this takeover technique is described in detail and its performance is analyzed by investigating the success probability of takeover. The results confirm that the proposed vertical handover scheme using takeover reduces both connection disruption time and packet loss compared with conventional vertical handover schemes without takeover. © 2015 Elsevier GmbH.

Kim S.Y.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Kim B.-H.,Daegu University
Journal of Power Sources | Year: 2016

A hybrid of silica decorated on porous activated carbon nanofibers (ACNFs) is fabricated in the form of a web via electrospinning and an activation process as an electrode material for electrochemical capacitors in an organic electrolyte. The introduction of PhSiH3 (PS) into the polyacrylonitrile (PAN) solution induces a porous ACNF structure containing silica nanoparticles (NPs) via the spontaneous sol-gel process of PS by steam in the subsequent physical activation process. These inorganic-organic hybrid composites of porous ACNF containing silica NPs show superior specific capacitance and energy density in electrochemical tests, along with good rate capability and excellent cycle life in an organic electrolyte, which is attributed to the combination of ACNF's high surface area and silica's hydrophilicity. The electrochemical performance decreases with increasing PS concentration, and this trend is consistent with the specific surface area results, which reveal the rapid formation of a double layer. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.

Kim K.-S.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Yang J.-M.,National NanoFab Center | Ahn J.-P.,Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Applied Surface Science | Year: 2010

Electric current was applied on pure Sn-plated leadframes to evaluate the effects of current-induced stress on the growth of Sn whiskers. The samples were stored at room temperate and 55 °C/85% relative humidity (RH) conditions with an induced current range of 0.1 A to 0.5 A. The samples stored at the room temperature did not grow the whiskers at any of the current conditions until 3000 hrs. As the current flow increased, irregular intermetallic compounds (IMCs) grew at the interface between the Sn finish and Cu substrate. However, various lengths of columnar and bent whiskers were observed under all current conditions, after exposure to 55 °C/85% RH conditions for 1000 hours. At the same temperature, the higher current levels showed longer whiskers than lower current levels. The Sn oxide had the α-SnO2 structure of the rutile phase which was non-uniformly formed on the surface of the Sn finish. The grain size of the SnO2 was estimated to be several nanometers. The SnO2 film was up to a thickness of ∼23 nm on the Sn whisker surface stored at 55 °C/85% RH conditions for 3000 hours. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Jung I.-K.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Lim S.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute
2011 16th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2011 | Year: 2011

In this paper, we propose an EtherCAT based control system for human-robot cooperation. The system engages EtherCAT as high speed industrial motion network to enable force based motion control in real-time and is composed of HRCMC(Human-Robot Cooperation Master Controller) and HRESC(Human-Robot EtherCAT Slave Controller). For human-robot cooperation, real-time force interaction is essential to apply for various applications (ex. direct robot teaching, etc.). For the real time control, HRCMC is designed using RTOS and EtherCAT network and HRESC has the capability to collect and transfer to HRCMC all sensor information of robot including force sensors. It is proven by experimental results that the proposed system has real time controllability for force interaction based Human-Robot cooperation system. © 2011 IEEE.

Kim I.,Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials | Chun S.,Korea Electronic Technology Institute
Journal of Electronic Materials | Year: 2011

Silver oxide pastes were formulated from silver oxide powder, silver α-neodecanoate, and solvents, which lowers the sintering temperature of printed silver films to 150°C. In this paper, solvent effects were investigated through the formulation of silver oxide pastes using various solvents with high boiling points such as glycol, ether, and terpineol. Solvent structures such as terminal methyl and alkoxyl groups affected the solubility of silver α-neodecanoate and the swelling of the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) blanket. Particularly, higher solubility induced uniform mixing of the silver oxide powder and silver α-neodecanoate, which resulted in higher conductivity after sintering. Glycols and monoalkyl ethers reacted with the silver oxide or silver salt, which deteriorated the pot life of the paste. Among the various candidates, α-terpineol satisfied all the requirements such as printability and stability, exhibiting a solubility of 47.8 g in 100 g of solvent, PDMS swelling of 4.6%, and conductivity of 1.8 × 10 5 S/cm after sintering at 150°C for 30 min. © 2011 TMS.

Korea Electronic Technology Institute | Date: 2014-04-17

This invention defines management protocols for wireless power transfer to multiple devices in Multi-device Wireless Power Management System. Various functions of Multi-device Wireless Power Management System are justified from this invention. The WPT frames and messages which work between the management block of a charger and the management block or the coupler block of a device, or the coupler block of a charger are defined as well to execute various functions. Also the procedures for each functionality are described based on its frames and messages.

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