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Electronics

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Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive electrical components and interconnection technologies.

Electronics

  • SmarTap Water resources management

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    SmarTap has been developing a new technology for the next generation of thermostatic electronic faucets. This technology enables the user to monitor and control the water consumption in his property in real time. Shower systems based on this technology offer a unique shower experience combined with safety features and water and energy monitoring and saving capabilities. The systems supply water at the desired temperature and flow without wasting it: the shower will discharge water only at the desired temperature and flow.

  • Cost-Effective Micro-Inverter For Solar Power Generation

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    Utilization of solar cell technologies is dictated by their economical feasibility. The major contributors to the cost of a solar cell system are the solar panels and the power electronic processor. The power electronic processor is a key component of a solar cell system which converts the low dc voltage generated by the solar array into the high ac voltage. University researchers have developed inverters that can generate ac output voltage of desired amplitude and frequency and at the same time self-boost the low dc voltage of the solar panel to a required operational dc level.

  • Non-Precious Metal Catalysts Synthesized Through a High Pyrolysis Method

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    Fuel cells convert fuel like hydrogen or methanol into electrical current to provide power for various applications. There are many types of fuel cells which vary by material fuels and byproducts produced. For example a hydrogen fuel cell uses a catalytic surface to electrochemically oxidize a fuel to liberate a proton (H+) and capture the corresponding electrons for electricity. Platinum is used at the cathode to reduce oxygen.

  • Long Durable Pt/MWCNT Nanocatalyst for High Power PEM Fuel Cells

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    Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) provide electricity by using hydrogen as fuel and expelling heat and water as exhaust. PEMFCs are the promising power sources for automotive stationary and mobile electronics because of their higher power densities and environmental benefits and hence they have attracted enormous interest. Unfortunately for wide-scale commercialization this technology must overcome several challenges including three critical barriers: performance cost and durability.

  • Educational Construction Toy - Tugo

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    Tugo is a new concept in the South African market for construction toys aimed at building key motor coordination and lateral thinking skills in children 3 years and older. The patented product comprises a basic set of joints and connectors for building cars trucks houses and bridges which can be extended using recycled household cores such as toilet rolls paper towels cling and wax-wrap rolls. Co-development and financing partners are sought for the integration of electronic and robotic components and expanding to new markets.

  • Hybrid energy harvestor

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    Background: MEMS based energy scavenging device capable of harvesting energy 3 different ways from light thermal and vibration. Technology description: • A piezoelectric material (e.g.

  • Wireless energy transfer with the presence of metal planes

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    Stanford researchers designed a charging system to make electronic vehicles (EVs) a convenient alternative to gas powered vehicles. Instead of time-consuming stops at the gas pump or a charging station EV owners could wireless charge their vehicle while driving down the road. The technology is capable of transferring 10kW of electric power to an EV moving at highway speeds. This method of continuous charging could solve a plug-in EV\\\'s limited driving range which is a major obstacle to wide spread EV adoption.

  • Low-Power Liquid Crystal Switching Mechanism

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    Background: Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are found in a wide range of consumer products including laptop computers digital clocks microwave ovens and CD players. But LCDs are currently unsuitable for certain low-power portable applications such as electronic paper and electronic labels because the mechanisms for switching the orientation of liquid crystals tend to require relatively high amounts of power.

  • A More Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Cell with Enhanced Performance

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    Background: Although there have been several proposed alternative materials for organic photovoltaic cells organic photovoltaic cells are comparatively inefficient to silicon-based photovoltaic cells. UCF researchers have developed a new more effective and efficient way of organic materials for the organic photovoltaic cell.