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Sahoo S.K.,Vellore Institute of Technology | Mohanty N.,SVCE
International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems | Year: 2017

The transmission of electric power has to take place in the most efficient way in addition to providing flexibility in the process. Flexible A.C. Transmission System (FACTS) promotes the use of static controllers to enhance the controllability and increase the power transfer capability. Providing reactive shunt compensation with shunt-connected capacitors and reactors is a wellestablished technique to get a better voltage profile in a power system. Shunt Capacitors are inexpensive but lack dynamic capabilities, thus some form of dynamically controlled reactive power compensation becomes essential. In this paper, three phase Distrib ution Static Var Compensator (D-SVC) has been developed and studied under different conditions. Open loop mode and closed loop mode of operation of D-SVC i s simulated and studied. The work presented here is very much useful for distribution system, for effective reactive power management and better Voltage control. © 2017 Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science. All rights reserved.

Joshi G.,SVCE | Rajendra Prasad P.,SVCE | Singh A.,SVCE
2016 IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information and Communication Technology, RTEICT 2016 - Proceedings | Year: 2016

Experimental realism of wireless testbeds along with control and repeatability of experiments are some of the prominent fundamental barriers faced by researchers. To overcome these barriers, we are developing a wireless channel emulator that emulates the physical layer and brings about the realism and repeatability in our experiments.Channel emulators are generally used for testing air interface in Wireless Communication. In a laboratory test environment channel emulators replicate real world communication channel that exists between a transmitter and a receiver, it does so by providing a faded representation of the signal transmitted by the transmitter to the receiver inputs. It can be seen that emulator based approach helps us in understanding the performance of real world wireless channels. It also enables us to test our research in an operational wireless network, along with the advantages of a controlled experimental lab environment. © 2016 IEEE.

FOLSOM, Calif. & EL CENTRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As of April 3, 2017, ZGlobal Inc. Power Engineering and Energy Solutions (“ZGlobal”) has begun providing Silicon Valley Clean Energy (“SVCE”) with alternative energy services, resulting in the successful launch of SVCE’s Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”) operations. ZGlobal provides SVCE 24/7 operation services enabling 100% Carbon Free Electricity. “We are very pleased to leverage our decades of experience to provide SVCE with value-added services at competitive prices,” stated Kevin Coffee, Vice President of Electric Operations at ZGlobal, and a veteran of Electric Operations at Pacific Gas and Electric (“PG&E”). SVCE is a Community Choice Energy (CCE) provider, whose purpose is to pool the electricity demand of its residents and businesses and buy carbon free power on their behalf outside of their local utility. SVCE is encouraging a type of competition that could result in additional utilization of renewable and carbon free energy sources at more competitive rates. “With partners such as ZGlobal, Silicon Valley Clean Energy customers will get the same reliable service they are used to, and 100% carbon-free electricity at competitive prices,” said Tom Habashi, CEO, SVCE. Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a community-owned agency servicing the majority of Santa Clara County communities by acquiring clean, 100% carbon-free electricity on behalf of residents and businesses. As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates low and promote clean energy programs. Member jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community. With Silicon Valley Clean Energy, residents and businesses in our communities will join thousands of Californians in choosing clean power at competitive rates. For more information please visit ZGlobal offers a wide range of services in the energy sector, including round-the-clock scheduling and operation services, in addition to reliability/compliance services for green energy such as solar, wind, energy storage, geothermal, and biomass facilities, CCAs and utilities throughout the western United States. ZGlobal manages over 12,600 GWh of energy annually and over 3,000 MW peak from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah with a transaction value exceeding $320 million. ZGlobal was formed in 2005 and is staffed by veterans from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) as well as various western utilities. The group is led by Ziad Alaywan P.E., who served as the Manager of PG&E real time operations. As one of the first employees that led the rapid implementation and operation of the CAISO in 1998, Mr. Alaywan later became CAISO’s Managing Director of Grid and Market Operations. More information is available at

Muthukumar S.,SVCE | Jawahar P.K.,BSA
Journal of Computer Science | Year: 2014

It is imperative for any level of cache memory in a multi-core architecture to have a well defined, dynamic replacement algorithm in place to ensure consistent superlative performance. The most prevalently used LRU replacement policy does not acquaint itself dynamically to the changes in the workload. As a result, it can lead to sub-optimal performance for certain applications whose workloads exhibit frequently fluctuating patterns. To overcome the limitation of this conventional LRU approach, our paper proposes a novel counter-based replacement technique which logically partitions the cache elements into four zones based on their 'likeliness' to be referenced by the processor in the near future. Categorizing the elements into different zones is achieved with the help of a 3-bit counter that is associated with every cache line. On a cache hit, the corresponding element is promoted from one zone to another zone. Replacement candidates are chosen from the zones in the ascending order of their 'likeliness factor' (i.e.,) the first search space for the victim would be the never likely to be referenced zone, followed by the subsequent zones till the most likely to be referenced zone is reached. Periodic zone demotion of elements also occurs to make sure that stale data does not pollute the cache. Experimental results obtained by using the PARSEC benchmarks have shown almost 7% improvement in the overall number of hits and 3% improvement in the average cache occupancy percentage when compared to LRU algorithm. © 2014 Science Publications.

Syed Vasiyullah S.F.,AMSCE | Gopalakrishnan M.,SVCE
Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Green Computing, Communication and Conservation of Energy, ICGCE 2013 | Year: 2013

Unit commitment in the power system schedules on/off states of generating unit that minimize the total fuel cost. In PBUC, the objective is to maximize the profit of the GENCO in the deregulated environment. In deregulated environment, GENCO's works on the bases of forecasted demand, reserve and price where the objective is to maximize their profit. The proposed method uses payment for power delivered and reserve allocated to solve PBUC problem. The proposed approach has been tested on 3 units system. The results of the proposed method have been compared with traditional unit commitment. © 2013 IEEE.

Birchha V.,SVCE
Proceedings - 2014 6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks, CICN 2014 | Year: 2014

Pioneering approaches that are effectual and conducive involved in the retrieval of information accessible on the World Wide Web. The distinct features can be used for the retrieval process, but the problem is to how to integrate the feature values. The peculiar features such as texture and color are used for exhibiting the content of an image. In this paper, we introduce a Wavelet and Gabor based Image Retrieval (WAGBIR) system, a Neural Network based architecture for content based image retrieval. This technique uses wavelet transform and Gabor filters features for repository image representation. To enhance factual resemblance match between images Back Propagation Neural network (BPNN) is presented, which guarantees the retrieval of images in an efficient way. To elaborate the effectiveness of the presented work, the proposed method is compared with several existing CBIR systems, and it is proved that the proposed method has performed better than all of the comparative systems. © 2014 IEEE.

Shoba M.,SVCE | Suresha,SVCE
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2015 | Year: 2015

With the current progress in communication technology, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)s are extensively setup for plethora of applications such as defense, intelligent transportation systems, healthcare and many more. The limitation of sensor node is in terms of resources namely storage, power, processing potential and communication range. For the sensor network to be operational an efficient routing algorithm to forward the arriving packets is essential The data transferred by the nodes will be redundant in most of the scenarios. Selecting the optimal route for data transmission is one of the vital factors from the perspective view point of a routing protocol In order to eliminate the redundancy of data and to enhance the QoS parameters, Statistical Ad-hoc Ondemand Distance Vector (S-AODV) routing protocol is proposed in this paper. This new protocol is analyzed with respect to each layer by taking QoS metrics and statistical parameters in to consideration. A comparative study reveals that the proposed protocol performs better than the present AODV protocol. © 2015 IEEE.

Divya M.,SKR Engineering College | Janet J.,SVCE | Suguna R.,SKR Engineering College
Eurasip Journal on Image and Video Processing | Year: 2014

Telemedicine integrates information and communication technologies in providing clinical services to health professionals in different places. Medical images are required to be transmitted for diagnosis and opinion as part of the telemedicine process. Thus, telemedicine challenges include limited bandwidth and large amount of diagnostic data. Content-based image retrieval is used in retrieving relevant images from the database, and image compression addresses the problem of limited bandwidth. This paper proposes a novel method to enable telemedicine using soft computing approaches. In the present study, images are compressed to minimize bandwidth utilization, and compressed images similar to the query medical image are retrieved using a novel feature extraction and a genetic optimized classifier. The effectiveness of compressed image retrieval on magnetic resonance scan images of stroke patients is presented in this study. © 2014 Divya et al.; licensee Springer.

Srisakthi N.,SVCE | Rama Rao Ch.V.,SAMEER CEM | Vidya M.,SVCE
International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, ICCSP 2014 - Proceedings | Year: 2014

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) is a widely used multiple access technique in cellular and military communication systems. In Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) communications, a Pseudo Noise (PN) spreading code is typically applied to the data samples prior to transmission. Synchronization of this unique code with the incoming data samples forms a significant step in the data reception process. Single Dwell Serial Search (SDSS) and Matched Filtering are some of the types of CDMA code synchronization techniques. This paper presents the design and comparison of SDSS technique & Digital Matched Filter (DMF), and shows the effectiveness of DMF for rapid synchronization. It further presents Recursive Digital Matched Filter (RDMF) which reduces resource utilization and the obtained results clearly shows that the proposed RDMF has the characteristics that are highly suitable for code synchronization in CDMA application compared to conventional methods. © 2014 IEEE.

Arockia Selvakumar A.,Vellore Institute of Technology | Arul Kumar M.,SVCE
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2014

Parallel manipulators (PMs) have been the subject of study, of much robotic research during the past three decades. A parallel manipulator (PM) is a closed loop kinematic chain mechanism, that is connected to the base via multiple independent chains. The scope of this research work is to perform the position analyses of the three degrees of freedom PMs (TRIPOD and TRI-GLIDE). The present work has been planned to model the parallel manipulators using the screw joints for very accurate positioning. Experiments were conducted for the position analysis and the angular tilt of the mobile platform along x-axis and y-axis and they were found by actuating the links of the manipulators. In order to confirm the results obtained by the experimental method, ADAMS was used for solving the kinematic problems involved. The Tri-Glide and Tripod manipulators were created in ADAMS based on the fabricated models. The models were simulated for the displacement of the nut and the angle of tilt / rotation of the mobile platform about the x and y axes. The results obtained by the three methods are discussed and analyzed. In a conventional drilling machine, drilling an angular hole requires special fixtures for each specific angle. In the present work, the parallel manipulator mechanisms have been modified to an angular drilling machine, for performing angular drilling operations. © 2014 The Authors.

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