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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group.Mitsubishi Electric manufactures electric and architectural equipment, as well as a major worldwide producer of photovoltaic panels. The Corporation was established on 15 January 1921.In the United States, products are manufactured and sold by Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. headquartered in Cypress, California. Wikipedia.

Tanabe S.,MItsubishi Electric
IEEE Communications Magazine | Year: 2010

In 2005 the IEEE P1901 Working Group began standardization activities for broadband over power line networks. The process is now in its final stages, and the latest P1901 draft standard is available for sale to the public. The standard is designed to meet both inhome multimedia and utility application requirements including smart grid. The utility requirements and the resulting features that support those requirements were clustered together and form the basis of what is referred to as the utility access cluster. This article explains the aspects of P1901 power line communication technologies designed to address the access cluster. The differences between access and in-home applications, including addressing methods, clock synchronization, smart repetition, quality of service, power saving, and other access unique mechanisms, are also explained. © 2010 IEEE.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-05-2015 | Award Amount: 51.69M | Year: 2016

In order to unlock the full potential of Europes offshore resources, network infrastructure is urgently required, linking off-shore wind parks and on-shore grids in different countries. HVDC technology is envisaged but the deployment of meshed HVDC offshore grids is currently hindered by the high cost of converter technology, lack of experience with protection systems and fault clearance components and immature international regulations and financial instruments. PROMOTioN will overcome these barriers by development and demonstration of three key technologies, a regulatory and financial framework and an offshore grid deployment plan for 2020 and beyond. A first key technology is presented by Diode Rectifier offshore converter. This concept is ground breaking as it challenges the need for complex, bulky and expensive converters, reducing significantly investment and maintenance cost and increasing availability. A fully rated compact diode rectifier converter will be connected to an existing wind farm. The second key technology is an HVDC grid protection system which will be developed and demonstrated utilising multi-vendor methods within the full scale Multi-Terminal Test Environment. The multi-vendor approach will allow DC grid protection to become a plug-and-play solution. The third technology pathway will first time demonstrate performance of existing HVDC circuit breaker prototypes to provide confidence and demonstrate technology readiness of this crucial network component. The additional pathway will develop the international regulatory and financial framework, essential for funding, deployment and operation of meshed offshore HVDC grids. With 35 partners PROMOTioN is ambitious in its scope and advances crucial HVDC grid technologies from medium to high TRL. Consortium includes all major HVDC and wind turbine manufacturers, TSOs linked to the North Sea, offshore wind developers, leading academia and consulting companies.

Cycle slip (CS) compensation is a critical technique for nondifferential coded coherent optical transmission. By monitoring the sparse, asymmetric polarization block-coded symbol mapped signal phases of two orthogonal polarizations, the CS can be estimated from a relatively short stretch of symbols (unit). Simulation shows that the polarization block coding-based method compensates CS and improves the Q-factor by 1 dB or more compared to differential coding. © 1991-2012 IEEE.

Van Nguyen H.,University of Maryland University College | Porikli F.,MItsubishi Electric
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence | Year: 2013

We introduce a novel implicit representation for 2D and 3D shapes based on Support Vector Machine (SVM) theory. Each shape is represented by an analytic decision function obtained by training SVM, with a Radial Basis Function (RBF) kernel so that the interior shape points are given higher values. This empowers support vector shape (SVS) with multifold advantages. First, the representation uses a sparse subset of feature points determined by the support vectors, which significantly improves the discriminative power against noise, fragmentation, and other artifacts that often come with the data. Second, the use of the RBF kernel provides scale, rotation, and translation invariant features, and allows any shape to be represented accurately regardless of its complexity. Finally, the decision function can be used to select reliable feature points. These features are described using gradients computed from highly consistent decision functions instead from conventional edges. Our experiments demonstrate promising results. © 1979-2012 IEEE.

Agrawal A.,MItsubishi Electric
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision | Year: 2013

We consider the problem of estimating the extrinsic parameters (pose) of a camera with respect to a reference 3D object without a direct view. Since the camera does not view the object directly, previous approaches have utilized reflections in a planar mirror to solve this problem. However, a planar mirror based approach requires a minimum of three reflections and has degenerate configurations where estimation fails. In this paper, we show that the pose can be obtained using a single reflection in a spherical mirror of known radius. This makes our approach simpler and easier in practice. In addition, unlike planar mirrors, the spherical mirror based approach does not have any degenerate configurations, leading to a robust algorithm. While a planar mirror reflection results in a virtual perspective camera, a spherical mirror reflection results in a non-perspective axial camera. The axial nature of rays allows us to compute the axis (direction of sphere center) and few pose parameters in a linear fashion. We then derive an analytical solution to obtain the distance to the sphere center and remaining pose parameters and show that it corresponds to solving a 16th degree equation. We present comparisons with a recent method that use planar mirrors and show that our approach recovers more accurate pose in the presence of noise. Extensive simulations and results on real data validate our algorithm. © 2013 IEEE.

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