We consider the problems of measuring the temperature of objects heated in high-power microwave installations and show the advantages of using pyrometers for these purposes as compared with thermocouple temperature meters. The procedure of finding the characteristics of below-cutoff waveguides with circular cross sections intended for application in combination with pyrometric sensors is described. We also present the plots for the rapid evaluation of the geometric parameters of circular below-cutoff waveguides depending on the required inserted attenuation. An example of application of a circular below-cutoff waveguide in combination with a KM-1 pyrometer is presented.
The presented study is devoted to the issues of industrial safety of workers employed in harmful and hazardous working conditions in the Russian electric power complex. Because of the analysis, it was revealed that about a third of the employees of the electric power complex are employed in harmful and dangerous working conditions, and the number of workers receiving compensation for harmful working conditions is reduced annually and in 2018 reached a minimum. At the end of the study, a model for ensuring industrial safety for working in harmful and hazardous working conditions was proposed, including material incentives, the issuance of special products, social assistance and medical and preventive measures. The implementation of the model will increase industrial safety for employees working in harmful and hazardous working conditions.
We propose a method for designing transversely illuminated traveling-wave microwave devices. Devices of this type produce a uniform 3D temperature distribution in a polymer-composite rod. We describe theoretical and experimental results from studies of the 3D temperature distribution in the rod, along with the advantages of microwave curing technology over traditional curing techniques for polymer composites.
The article is devoted to significance of metallurgy of bronze, delivering of copper and tin into Aegean and consumption of bronze in Mycenaean centers of the Late Bronze Age. Metallurgy of bronze was vital for the formation and development of Mycenaean society. Excavations of shipwrecks in Uluburun and at Cape Gelidonya showed that Cyprus was the main source of copper supplies to Aegean. However, there were also sources of this metal in Lavrion in Greece, the Taurus Mountains of Anatolia, in Israel and in Sardinia. It was generally believed that Mycenaeans held a monopoly on maritime commerce in the Eastern Mediterranean but it was not correct. The discoveries in Uluburun and Cape Gelidonya shipwrecks led to conclusion that ships were Near Eastern in origin or perhaps Cypriot. The scale of supplies allows us to consider it as a real trade in metals. In the mainland Greece, bronze objects were produced in various palace workshops, which are well known from the excavations of Kadmeia - the acropolis of Thebes. Most of the bronze was involved in the production of offensive and defensive equipment. In the process of analyzing of archaeological material from Thebes and literary sources, the educational function of the objects made of bronze, such as tripods, was also revealed. Bronze object served as a mediator of relations between a man and the past.
The primary purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of existing education solutions for IoT and develop proposals for their improvement. The study draws analysis of current conditions of the educational IoT sphere, a comparative analysis of educational products used for teaching of undergraduate students. With that the article describes the architecture of our own software and hardware platform for learning IOT. Moreover, this paper reviews methods and technical instruments employed to design software and hardware appliances.
This work is devoted to the study of communication subsystem of networks-on-chip (NoCs) development with an emphasis on their topologies. The main characteristics of NoC topologies and the routing problem in NoCs with various topologies are considered. It is proposed to use two‑dimensional circulant topologies for NoC design, since they have significantly better characteristics than most common mesh and torus topologies, and, in contrast to many other approaches to improving topologies, have a regular structure. The emphasis is on using ring circulants which although in some cases have somewhat worse characteristics than the optimal circulants, compensate by one-length first generatrix in such graphs that greatly facilitate routing in them. The paper considers three different approaches to routing in NoCs with ring circulant topology: Table routing, Clockwise routing, and Adaptive routing. The algorithms of routing are proposed, the results of synthesis of routers, based on them, are presented, and the cost of chip resources for the implementation of such communication subsystems in NoCs is estimated.
This work is devoted to the study of application of new topologies in the design of networks‑on‑chip (NoCs). It is proposed to use two‑dimensional optimal circulant topologies for NoC design, and it is developed an optimized routing algorithm with the decreased memory usage. The proposed routing algorithm was compared with Table routing, Clockwise routing, and Adaptive routing algorithms, previously developed for ring circulant topologies, and specialized routing algorithm for multiplicative circulants. The results of synthesis of routers implementing proposed routing algorithms are presented. The cost of ALM and register resources for the implementation of communication subsystems in NoCs with circulant topologies is estimated.
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In the framework of this study, engineering solutions in the field of digital transformation of the electric power industry are analyzed. In the work, the main advantages of the introduction of digital technologies in the electric power complex were identified. The study presents measures that will allow the full transition of the electric power industry to digital solutions in the field of ensuring the reliability, stability and security of the energy sector. At the end of the work, the simplest typical architecture of digital control of the electric power complex was presented.
Modern transport systems are characterized by the development and implementation of intelligent transport technologies. Today, dynamic forecast models are not used in practice in the operation of a passenger terminal. Decision making is based on some regulatory values for passenger traffic, but this is not sufficient for efficient terminal management. Modern passenger terminals are characterized by dynamic process variability and consideration of diverse options, taking into account the criteria of safety, reliability analysis, and the continuous research of passenger processing. For any modern marine passenger terminal, it is necessary to use the tool to simulate passenger flows in dynamics. Only in this way it is possible to obtain the analytical information and use it for decision making when solving the problem of the amount of personnel required for passenger service, transport safety, some forecasting tasks and so on. Of particular relevance is the choice of the mathematical transport model and the practical conditions for the implementation of the model in the real terminal operation. In this article, the analysis technique of intelligent simulation-based terminal services provides a new mathematical model of passenger movement inside the terminal and presents a new software instrument. Moreover, the conditions of implementation of some transportation models during the operation of marine passenger terminal are examined. The study represents an example of analytical information used for the forecast of the terminal operations, the analysis of the workload and the efficiency of the organization of the marine terminal.
We discuss the effect of self-heating on performance of injection microdisk lasers operating in continuous-wave (CW) regime at room and elevated temperature. A model is developed that allows one to obtain analytical expressions for the peak optical power limited by the thermal rollover effect, the corresponding injection current and excess temperature of the device. The model predicts, there exists the maximum temperature of microlaser operation in CW regime and the minimum mircrodisk diameter, at which CW lasing is possible. The model allows one to determine the dependence of the device characteristics on its diameter and the inherent parameters, such as thermal resistance, electrical resistance, non-radiative recombination and characteristic temperature of the threshold current. It is found that a rapid growth of the threshold current density with decreasing the diameter (which takes place even in the absence of the self-heating effect) is the main internal reason leading to the dependence of the temperature characteristics of the mirodisk laser on its size. In the calculations, we used a set of parameters extracted from experiments with InGaAs quantum dot microdisk lasers. The simulation results (in particular, the light-current curve and the dependence of the minimum microdisk diameter on ambient temperature) comply well with the measured dependences.
Modern processes in the world economy directly affect the development and changes in sea passenger ports and their infrastructure. The principles of organization of the “city-sea passenger port” system are changing and becoming more complex. Recently there has been a significant increase in passenger traffic and cruise ship and ferry traffic in Baltic Sea. Since these objects are complex technical systems consisting of many elements, in their study it is necessary to use the system approach, to solve the problem of structure synthesis and the determination of objective functions. The objective of this publication was to study how the forecast for the development of demand for sea passenger ports (number cruise ships and passengers flow for next year) could be done by combining simulation and forecast functions. These tasks depend on the qualitative construction of specialized information simulation models. Such subsystems should be used by passenger port management for both operational everyday tasks and strategic tasks. One of the main goals of the forecast is the qualitative construction of an analytical function work of the terminal that determines the passenger flow based on real data. The article considers the solution of this problem by using the method of average growth rate and polynomial extrapolation. In the article, the characteristics and infrastructural features of the passenger ports of St. Petersburg are given, and the main directions of development based on the results of simulation are considered. The paper discusses advantages of using such forecast and their introduction in the early stages of operation of the terminal. The study represents an example of analytical information used for the forecast of the terminal load, the analysis of the workload and efficiency of the organization of the marine terminal in operational tasks using analytical function based on real data
The purpose of the article is to present an analytical system that allows users to process data necessary for an industrial risk analysis and management, to monitor the level of industrial safety in a given site, and to fulfil essential tasks within the field of occupational safety. This system’s implementation will make the industrial safety management at industrial sites more effective. Multifactorial, probabilistic, determined models of accidents’ hazard and severity indexes are integrated into the computing core of the Information and Analytical System. Then, statistical methods determine the risk assessment of occupational injuries and diseases. The Information and Analytical System for Hazard Level Assessment and Forecasting Risk of Emergencies in the Republic of Kazakhstan allows users to work efficiently with large volumes of information and form a united analytical electronic report about the state of industrial safety. The main objective of the monitoring system is to conduct a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the state of accidents, traumas and occupational sickness rates at industrial sites, the results being classified by the degree of hazard and insalubrity of manufacture. The introduction of the computer monitoring system in the specialized services of the Emergency Management Committee and the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and at industrial enterprises throughout the country, will allow users to analyse the state of the industrial and occupational safety constantly and objectively; as a consequence, the implementation will go a long way towards comprehensively approaching the task of increasing safety levels at industrial sites.
Distinguishing outliers from normal data in wireless sensor networks has been a big challenge in the anomaly detection domain, mostly due to the nature of the anomalies, such as software or hardware failures, reading errors or malicious attacks, just to name a few. In this article, we introduce an anomaly detection-based OPF classifier in the aforementioned context. The results are compared against one-class support vector machines and multivariate Gaussian distribution. Additionally, we also propose to employ meta-heuristic optimization techniques to finetune the OPF classifier in the context of anomaly detection in wireless sensor networks.
The problem regarding the use of machine learning in cybersecurity is difficult to solve because the advances in the field offer many opportunities that it is challenging to find exceptional and beneficial use cases for implementation and decision making. Moreover, such technologies can be used by intruders to attack computer systems. The goal of this paper to explore machine learning usage in cybersecurity and cyberattack and provide a model of machine learning-powered attack.
Modern passenger terminals are characterized by dynamic processes variability, diverse options consideration, taking into account the criteria of safety, reliability analysis and the continuous research of passenger processing. For any modern marine passenger terminal it is necessary to use the tool to simulate passenger flows. In this way it is possible to obtain the analytical information and use it for decision-making when solving the problem of the amount of personnel required for passenger services.in line with the original ship arrival schedule, to solve problems of forecasting groups at the terminal. Of particular relevance is the choice of the mathematical transport model and the practical conditions for the implementation of the model in the real terminal operation. In this article the analysis technique of simulation-based terminal services, provides a mathematical model of passenger movement inside the terminal. Also, the conditions of implementation of the transportation model during the operation of marine passenger terminal are examined. The object of the research is the marine Passenger Port of St. Petersburg “Marine Facade”. The paper discusses advantages of using such systems and their introduction in the early stages of operation of the terminal. In addition, the conclusion about the effectiveness of such systems for the analysis of the correctness of internal space of the marine terminal. The study represents an example of analytical information used for the forecast of the terminal operations, the analysis of the workload and efficiency of the organization of the marine terminal.
We present the simple microprobe for the investigation of crude oil by a thermal desorption photoionization coupled to Orbitrap mass spectrometry. The droplet of crude oil was placed on the heating element with controllable temperature. The temperature was linearly increased, and crude oil vapors were ionized by a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) lamp and detected by Orbitrap mass spectrometer. Use of modified Orbitrap allowed introduction of the heating element and VUV lamp directly into the ion funnel and performing experiment not only at atmosphere pressure but also at 20, 10, and 5 torr. We observed that at high pressure protonated CHN compounds dominate in the spectrum, while at the low pressure CH compounds dominate. Similar to previously reported thermogravimetry coupled to photoionization or chemical ionization mass spectrometry systems we were able to separate compounds with different desorption energy and reliably detect low-abundant compounds. Also, we were able to determine the desorption temperature for each compound of the crude oil. We found that temperature of desorption increases linearly with m/z for compounds that belong to the same homology series (same Kendrick mass defect). This may serve as indirect evidence that such compounds differ only by the length of aliphatic chains attached to some basic structure.
The paper refers to the area of morphological processing of projection images and its goal is to design some computer models of basic operations, geometric properties and methods of pulsed optical tomography which provide a high-speed production operational control and sorting of each micro-objet (MO) of nuclear fuel in their flow according to their size and shape: image approximation of a three-dimensional MO and spatial geometric properties of its size and shape; generation operations of the pulsed discrete projection images of an MO and determination of the representative number and optimal view of images; operations of numerical determination of the optimal basic properties of each projection image; methods of dynamic reconstruction of spatial geometric properties of an MO based on the basic properties of its discrete projection images. Based on the proposed computer models, a precision laser method of industrial differential control and quality control of MO flow of nuclear fuel was developed and experimentally tested. The method uses the statistical reconstruction of the size (D) and shape (K) of each micro-object and take into account the overall dimensions of the outlines of three mutually orthogonal two-dimensional pulsed discrete projection images of a micro-object. The processing speed of this method is 100 MO/s in the diameter range of 400 – 1500 mkm. The relative error of an MO diameter control is no more than 0.25% (at the reliability of PD = 0.7 and K = 1.3 relative units), and the relative error of the non-sphericity coefficient control lies in the range of 2.3% (PK = 0.7 and K = 1.3 relative units) to 0.6% (PK = 0.96 and K = 1.05 relative units).
The paper considers programs and devices of augmented reality, examines the general environments and methods of software development and the rationale for their selection. The work describes in detail the operating principle of the software, the pattern recognition algorithm, the UML class diagram, the UML usage diagram, and the architecture of the 3D rendering engine and a description of its operation. An example of practical application of software with pattern recognition is offered. The paper examines the impact of virtual reality on human health, as well as the problem of assimilation of educational material in preschool education. To solve the problem, various algorithms for the program are proposed. Based on the conducted studies, it was decided to create the software for the experiment on the basis of developed algorithms for preschool education. The results of the work can be used for further research in the field of expanded reality, for new developments in this field and improvement of the quality of education.
This study presents the design of a state feedback controller for an Unmanned Underwater Mobile Vehicle (UUMV) considering the implementation of an Averaged Sub-Gradient (ASG) version of the Integral Sliding Modes (ISM) method. The control problem is formulated here as an extreme seeking problem for the UUMV dynamics, which must track attainable reference trajectories in three-dimensional space. The dynamic nature of the UUMV induces the application of the extended version of ISM, where the integral term represents an ASG of the tracking error norm. The realized trajectory tracking is compared with the trajectories enforced by a traditional state feedback controller with gravity effect compensation. The proposed controller exhibits better tracking and similar control magnitude than the considered classical state feedback realization. These two results confirm the benefits of introducing the mixed extended strategy, including ISM and ASG as an extreme seeking controller for the considered UUMV.