Vol 3, No 1-2. (2016)

Published September 14, 2016

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Technological solutions to compensate humanmeteorological measurement errors with measuring human activity and movement
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To enhance the objectivity of humanmeteorological measurements, various instrumental measurements are required. These equipments are suitable to explore the desired relationships, only if those are able to record simultaneously the individual's physiological and micro-environmental parameters and their transients. It is also important to possib...ly filter or measure the disturbances effecting our measurements in order to compensate errors in our results. In our case this factor is the physical activity of the individual, which has effect on physiological parameters, therefore we have to register its value in function of time. The following paper deals with technical and theoretical questions of measuring this factor and summarizes the ascertainment we collected during the experiments. The topic is an integral part of teh PhD research Á. Pintér behooves at Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

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Forearm-attachable EMG-based wireless controller
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This paper presents the development process starting from a simple electronic module for amplification of EMG signals. During development the tasks to be solved were extended towards the creation of an EMG-base controller that eventually can be connected to a PC. Among the main goals were the simplicity and low cost of production. There are sim...ilar devices commercially available, but the main focus was on the whole process of design, testing, fabrication and the exploration of application areas. It was important to use medical recommendations. The device matches the suggestion of SENIAM, except for the resolution of A/D conversion, which is permissible due to the fact that it was not designed for medical purposes. The final version is capable of detecting and amplifying EMG signals, with the appropriate filtering and digitizing procedures for further processing. With the development of wireless communication capabilities, the device which can be attached to the forearm can be used as a USB HID device with a PC. A number of additional applications are also discussed, pointing out the fact that this piece of technology offers a wide range of possibilities.

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LabView-based Modeling and Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaic Cells Energetic Efficiency
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As it is well known, an accurate knowledge of solar photovoltaic (PV) cell parameters from experimental data is of major importance for estimate their performances and to implement high energetic efficiency PV plants. In the last decade several solar cell models, respectively a high amount of software toolkits have been developed to evaluate th...eir electrical behavior and performances. This paper is focused to introduce a LabView graphical programming language based solution to conveniently modeling, simulate, and evaluate solar PV cells energetic efficiency. By using their well known electrical equivalent circuits a fast and accurate PV simulator has been designed and implemented for research and energetic efficiency studies. The simulation models used has been validated through comparison of the obtained characteristics with the ones given by the manufacturers of PV panels. The computer-aided simulation results carried out are in a good agreement with the manufacturer’s catalogue data and the LabView-based program can serve as a very useful toolkit for engineers or researchers who require an accurate PV simulator and evaluate the performances of any photovoltaic module.

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Reconfigurable Hardware Technology Application in Buildings Supervising and Monitoring Systems
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Due to the continuously increasing demand for more comfortable residential or commercial buildings in the last decades the researches in the so called “intelligent buildings” topic has emerged as one of the most challenging and high ranked engineering task. Consumers also require a higher level of security, supervision, and control of the b...uildings according to a large scale of user needs. These expectations face building automation and supervising system developers with a challenging problem, difficult to approach with classical methods or strategies. Therefore, this paper is focused to outline novel facilities and solutions offered by the current level microelectronic technologies in building automation. In the first step of this endeavor the benefits and advantages of the reconfigurable hardware systems is highlighted and outlined. Then a concrete building automation and supervising system implementation in hardware reconfigurable technology is presented and detailed. The main unit of this system has been built upon a Genesys Virtex-5 FPGA-based development board, as a high speed, parallel, and distributed computing reconfigurable unit. The software modules for building supervising and monitoring purposes embed last generation MicroBlaze technology which allows fast and convenient implementation of sophisticated control algorithms. The result of the entire development is a powerful and versatile system representing a well suitable solution for the most sophisticated and demanding customer needs in building supervising and monitoring applications.

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DC Motor Simulation with ARM Based Hardware in the Loop
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Hardware in the loop testing is increasingly important product testing for cutting down time to market. In my previous article I identified the parameters of a DC motor control system using system identification. An implementation of the resulting transfer function was developed on an ARM based hardware in the loop system and has been verified ...against the original system. The results show that the hardware in the loop system produces responses within tolerance to the stimulus signals and can be used for testing of controlsystems.

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Vibration Analysis and Optimal Design of Pneumatic Circuits Using Artificial Neural Networks
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Pneumatic systems are commonly used in industry processes and applications of automotion. These systems are make attractive power transmission with the compressed air, because of they are economic, clear, safe and simple structured.So in this systems, as noise and vibration effects, it’ s undesirable situations both human health and system pe...rformances yield and working life. In this study, vibration and noise datas are obtained from two type of pneumatic systems prototype which are classify metal and non-metal materials and performed an analysis with help of this datas and used neural network which has adaptive and quick contruction.

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Performance Analysis of An Experimental Micro Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)
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Due to advanced technology, it is very important the performance of FMS for sensivity, production quality, repeatability and energy consumptions. Flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) are the most automated and technologically sophisticated of the machine cell types used to implement cellular manufacturing. An FMS usually has multiple automated... stations and is capable of variable routings among stations, while its flexibility allows it to operate as a mixed model system. The FMS concept integrates many of the advanced technologies that we met in previous units, including flexible automation, CNC machines, distributed computer control, and automated material handling and storage.

In this experimental investigation, vibration and accelerations analysis of an experimental FMS with 5 degrees of freedom robot manipulator are presented. Firstly, experimental measurement of accelerations and vibrations are trained with a vibration measurement system and sensors. However, the process of production of part is a cycle of exact production time.

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Further Development of a Laser Interferometer
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A more than 25 year old laser interferometer has been further developed in order to handle the signals also by computers. A TTL signal converter has been built in using an analog comparator unit type LM319. A National Instruments 6341 OEM measurement card was implemented too. The modernized laser interferometer has been verified with a precise ...Renishaw XL-80 interferometer. A vibrometer unit has been also calibrated with the updated interferometer.

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Application of linear motors in mechatronic devices
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Nowadays linear motion can be achieved in many different ways, traditional and new. Based on this, it is of great importance to know the advantages and disadvantages of different technologies in use. In this paper, traditional pneumatic and mechanical linear actuators are compared with the new linear motor technologies, which are used in mechat...ronic devices. Differences between various linear actuator types are studied, and a discussion is presented regarding their characteristics.

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Development of portable measuring system for testing of electrical vehicle’s heat energy recovery system
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Nowadays the consumer society applies a huge amount of energy in many fields including the transportation sector. The application of the internal combustion vehicles contribute substantially to the air pollution. An alternative solution for reducing energy consumption is replacing the internal combustion vehicles by electrical or hybrid vehicle...s. Today one of the biggest disadvantages of the electrical vehicles is the finite capacity of batteries. The research topic presented in this paper is the „Energy Harvesting”, and development of energy recovery system for electrical vehicles which largely contributes in increasing the driving range. At the current phase of the research efficiency analysis of the heat energy recovery devices are investigated in real driving circumstances. Computer based mobile and wireless measurement system for the analysis was developed, tested and installed in a real vehicle. Driving tests were performed and analysed in different circumstances.

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Simulation and Formal Verification for Improving Safety of PLC Programs
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The use of analysis techniques for improving quality of software for industrial controllers is widely used. Mainly Simulation and Formal Verification can be used as complementary techniques improving dependability of mechatronic systems behavior. In this paper there are used Simulation and Formal Verification for guaranteeing safe software for ...Programmable Logic Controllers, mainly related with using Function blocks of IEC 61131-3 standard. For studying, simulating and verifying behavior of those blocks are used timed automata, as modeling formalism, and UPPAAL, as tool for simulation and Formal Verification purposes.

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Time Domain Analysis and Spectral Methods for Determining Rotational Speed of Rotary Machines
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Accurate estimation of rotational speed of rotary machines has usually high priority in technical applications. This information should be calculated for many diagnostic algorithms, control or regulation processes. Incorrectly estimated values could occur serious disturbances in the operation of machines. Additional instrumentation often may be... obstructed due to lack of space, but the construct of the machine may also affect the accuracy of measurement. In such cases, vibration diagnostic tools can be the disposal of difficulty. Mounting an acceleration sensor onto the outer surface of the measured device is not a major challenge. In most cases using time, frequency or quefrency domain analysis, it is possible to estimate the rotational speed of the analysed rotary machine. The calculated spectra and cepstra can help to determine the rotational speed more easily and more accurate than the time domain methods. This paper presents the comparison of these methods in terms of their usability and rotational speed estimation accuracy. A possible error of traditional optical measurement due to misalignment and benefits of the other methods are illustrated in this article via measured data series of a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor driven system.

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Aspects Regarding Fly Control of Quadcopter
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Quadcopter is one of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which has two pairs of identical fixed pitched rotor propellers. It can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight or manually controlled by a remote, and every movement achieved by varying the speed of each rotor independently. The orientation of quadcopter axes relative to a reference li...ne and its direction of motion are known as attitude. Fly control factors are affected by attitude determination which can be calculated from 3 possible angles using combined measurement. Gyroscope and accelerometer are primary sensors to control quadcopter attitude, but magnetometer sensor and GPS also used to enhance the stability during flight. This paper will focus on details of function and mathematical formula of every factor regarding fly control and comparative data of 2 types of orientation sensor used in this system.

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Opportunities of computer-aided building energy consumption design
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Nowadays a significant part of energy is consumed in buildings. In order to reduce the energy consumption different retrofit technologies are applied. As every building and every energy consumer is different the same modernization technic can not be used for all buildings. This paper shows a computer aided opportunity which is able to simulate ...different modernization technic for the same building in order to the best opportunity can be selected. The paper highlights the advantages of computeraided building design and the opportunities of optimization techniques in a new under design building case. This paper also contains examples in order to introduce this modelling method.

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Hard iron distortion compensation for 3 axis magnetometer
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This paper presents the way how the hard iron effect could be compensated and a way to implement it on a small power device such as a microcontroller. Because of the magnetized materials that can stay near a magnetometer sensor and because of the very small magnetic field of the Earth, before the use of the measured values from a magnetometer t...o determine the heading (angle with the N direction) of the sensor a compensation is needed.

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Odometry and Teleoperation Application using NI Robotics
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This document is intended to present the progress in developing a remotely operated mobile robot that can feedback information related to its position. The equipment used for the robot frame, communication and feedback technology are used are just one alternative of achieving the teleoperation and feedback tasks, and are not to be taken as the ...standard or the only way of achieving the objectives. The application was programmed using LabVIEW for the remote operation of the robot, for obtaining video streaming we have used two alternatives one being a standard IP camera and the other using a USB WebCam connected to a Raspberry Pi. Positioning feedback was determined from the information provided by the two motor encoders mounted on the DC motors.

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Navigation of differential drive mobile robot on predefined, software designed path
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This paper will be presenting the process of mobile robot movement controlling, from the task of collecting sensor data until the problem of controlling data to the servo motor controllers. In details, the first part will show the mechanism of converting CAD data to routes, and the processing of the navigation data read from the sensors and cal...culated from former controlling commands. The second part will explain the processing of navigation data, the applying of the actual robot position and orientation on the predefined virtual path and the production of the controller's input variables. The Fuzzy controller and the rule base will be introduced in the third part.

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Development of a Parking Assistance for Model Vehicle
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A model vehicle has been developed further in order to perform automatic parking. Ultrasonic sensors and STM32 F4 Discovery microcontroller have been mounted. The driving assistant system can find the parking place then parallel parking is performed. The backward motion of the vehicle is carried out along two circular paths, which is followed b...y corrections of the position and orientation.

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The optical effect of thermal expansion over excessed injection molded lens arrays in modern LED outdoor luminaires
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For the rapid development observable in solid state lighting technology, both in favor of the better lighting performance achievable and the advantage in upkeep, changing the conventional installations to LED luminaires is often considerable in the modern roadway lighting practice. By these modernization investments the sales volume is usually ...high for lower additional expenses and a quicker RoI; thus the replacement products are generally cost sensitive. As the global market price of Aluminum increases on a long term trend, while the cost of the task efficient luminous power became very desirable with Light Emitting Diode; a high level of integration and compactness is demanded by such luminaire designs. This approach raises complex technical challenges, as the thermal expansion difference between the lens array and the Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) Printed Circuit Board can lead to major deviation in the light distribution over the rated ambient temperature range. Having a robust design is a key aspect in providing a reliable, safe lighting design for any application of a global product.

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