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  • 151.
    Alecrim, Viviane
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Zhang, Renyun
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Hummelgård, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Andres, Britta
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Dahlström, Christina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Norgren, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Andersson, Mattias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Olin, Håkan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Exfoliated Layered Materials for Digital Fabrication2015In: NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2015, Vol. 1, p. 192-194Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We introduced an exfoliation method of MoS2 in a 3% solution of sodium dodecyl surfactant at high concentration (i.e. 2 g/L). The bulk MoS2 was thinned by mechanical exfoliation between sand papers and the resulting powder was used to prepare dispersions by liquid exfoliation through probe sonication. The resulting dispersion consisted of very thin MoS2 nanosheets in surfactant solution with average lateral size around 126 nm. This may be interesting for applications in inkjet printed electronics.

  • 152.
    Alexisson, Marcus
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Bylund, Simon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Palin Bäckström, Amilia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Ett personalmeddelande! Ledarskap och kultur till kassan, tack. - En kvalitativ fallstudie om ledarskap och kultur inom dagligvaruhandeln2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 153.
    Alfred, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Byggstenar för en hållbar by: En fallstudie på föreningen Permakultur Stjärnsund2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are many definitions and thoughts around the idea of sustainability but a main theme for most of the modern and accepted approaches is the idea that the nature provides the frame for mankinds social and economic development. Still it is not clear how a sustainable life within this frame should be lived practically. The aim of this study is therefore to contribute to the understanding of how sustainable lifestyles should be promoted. To do that, this report searches for buildingblocks to create sustainable villages.

    The study has focused its work around a case study on the organisation Permakultur Stjärnsund, an organisation that has gotten attention for their alternative lifestyle. The case study was carried out with the help of four interviews from members of the organisation. To support the case study, earlier studies of sustainable villages was used. In addition, a framework of approaches to the concept sustainability was added.

    The conclusion of this study is that sustainable villages value a life closer to nature and social community higher than consuming goods and the ownership of things. Anti-consuming thoughts is the antipole to what people in the villages want to achieve. This is supported in part, even if it is in a less direct way, by the selected approaches to sustainability. They suggest a thoughtful usage of natural resources. The social community is the most important part of village life. Without a strong community and reciprocity the life within natures framework cannot even begin. This priority is in contrary to what the approaches suggest, where nature provides the base for the social. Both on village level and among the approaches there is an evident rule implying that the ecosystem provides the frame for our living-conditions. This is the most apparent similarity between the two groups. Mostly, though, there are not that many clear similarities. There is a form of dissidence between the approaches and the villages. There is simply a lack of understanding. There is a need for better communication between the practical and the governmental way of doing things.

  • 154.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Design of a Parallel A/D-converter System on PCB - For High-Speed Sampling and Timing Error Correction: Examensarbete - Linköpings universitet2002Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The goals for most of today´s receiver system are sampling at high-speed, with high resolution and with as few errors as possible. This master thesis describes the design of a high-speed sampling system with �state-of-the-art� components available on the market. The system is designed with a parallel Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) architecture, also called time interleaving. It aims to increase the sampling speed of the system. The system described in this report uses four 12-bits ADCs in parallel. Each ADC can sample at 125 MHz and the total sampling speed will then theoretically become 500 Ms/s. The system has been implemented and manufactured on a printed circuit board (PCB). Up to four boards can be connected in parallel to get 2 Gs/s theoretically. In an approach to increase the systems performance even further, a timing error estimation algorithm will be used on the sampled data. This algorithm estimates the timing errors that occur when sampling with non-uniform time interval between samples. After the estimations, the sampling clocks can be adjusted to correct the errors. This thesis is concerning some ADC theory, system design and PCB implementation. It also describes how to test and measure the system�s performance. No measurement results are presented in this thesis because measurements will be done after this project. The last part of the thesis discusses future improvements to achieve even higher performance.

  • 155.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Limitations of subthreshold digital floating-gate circuits in present and future nanoscale CMOS technologies2008Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 156.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Performance of Digital Floating-Gate Circuits Operating at Subthreshold Power Supply Voltages2007Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    All who is involved in electronic design knows that one of the critical issues

    in today’s electronic is the power consumption. Designers are always looking for

    new approaches in order to reduce currents while still retain performance.

    Floating-gate (FGMOS) circuits have previously been shown to be a promising

    technique to improve speed and still keep the power consumption low when

    power supply is reduced below subthreshold voltage for the transistors.

    In this thesis, the goal is to determine how good floating-gate circuits can be

    compared to conventional static CMOS when the circuits are working in

    subthreshold. The most interesting performance parameters are speed and power

    consumption and specifically the Energy-Delay Product (EDP) that is a

    combination of those two. To get a view over how the performance varies and how

    good the FGMOS circuits are at their best case, the circuits have been designed and

    simulated for best case performance.

    The investigation also includes trade-offs with speed and power

    consumption for better performance, how to select floating-gate capacitances, how

    a large circuit fan-in will affect performance and also the influence of different

    kinds of refresh circuits.

    The first simulations of the FGMOS circuits in a 0.13 μm process have

    several interesting results. First of all, in the best case it is shown that FGMOS has

    potential to achieve up to 260 times in better EDP-performance compared to CMOS

    at 150 mV power supply. Continuing with simulations of FGMOS capacitances

    shows that minimum floating-gate capacitance can be as small as 400 fF and more

    realistic performance shows that EDP is 37 times better for FGMOS (with parasitic

    capacitances included). Other aspects of FGMOS design have been to look at how

    refresh circuits will affect performance (semi-floating-gate circuits) and how a

    larger fan-in will change noise margin and EDP. It turns out that refresh circuits

    with the same transistor size does not give a noticeable change in performance

    while an increase of 8 times in size will give between 5 and 10 times wors EDP.

    When it comes to fan-in the simulations shows that a maximum fan-in of 5 is

    possible at 250 mV supply and it decrease to 3 when supply voltage is reduced to

    150 mV.

    Finally, it should be kept in mind that tuning the performance of FGMOS

    circuits with trade-offs and by changing the floating-gate voltages to achieve

    results like the ones stated above will also always affect the noise margins, NM, of

    the circuits. As a consequence of this, the NM will sometimes be so close to 1 that a

    fabricated circuit with that NM may not be as functional as simulations suggests.

    The probability to design functional FGMOS circuits in subthreshold does not

    seem to be a problem though.

  • 157.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Aunet, Snorre
    Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
    D-latch for Subthreshold Floating-Gate Circuits Exploiting Threshold Elements2007In: 2007 NORCHIP, IEEE conference proceedings, 2007, p. 146-149Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When power supply for circuits is reduced the performance will also drop accordingly and to keep up the performance while lowering power supply is an important issue. Floating-gate circuits (FGMOS) have previously been simulated with low power supply and basic digital gates and circuits have already been designed and studied to determine speed and power performance. In this paper we try to expand the circuit library for subthreshold power supply FGMOS circuits by including a floating-gate memory element in terms of a D-latch. Our simulations at 250 mV power supply of a FGMOS D-latch are compared with other D-latches based on static CMOS and mirrored gate elements. The simulations we have performed shows that static CMOS has an advantage in performance of several orders of magnitude in terms of power consumption, while PDP and EDP performance are also better than for FGMOS. When it comes to speed performance, we show that the FGMOS D-latch can be up to 18 times faster than CMOS at the expense of up to three orders of magnitude higher power consumption.

  • 158.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Aunet, Snorre
    Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
    Performance of CMOS and floating-gate full-adders circuits at subthreshold power supply2007In: Integrated Circuit and System Design: Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, Berlin: Springer, 2007, p. 536-546Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To reduce power consumption in electronic designs, new techniques for circuit design must always be considered. Floating-gate MOS (FGMOS) is one of those techniques and has previously shown potentially better performance than standard static CMOS circuits for ultra-low power designs. One reason for this is because FGMOS only requires a few transistors per gate and still retain a large fan-in. Another reason is that CMOS circuits becomes very slow in subthreshold region and are not suitable in many applications while FGMOS can have a shift in threshold voltage to increase speed performance. This paper investigates how the performance of an FGMOS full-adder circuit will compare with two common CMOS full-adder designs. Simulations in a 120 nm process shows that FGMOS can have up to 9 times better EDP performance at 250 mV. The simulations also show that the FGMOS full-adder is 32 times faster and have two orders of magnitude higher power consumption than that for CMOS.

  • 159.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Aunet, Snorre
    Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
    Pseudo floating-gate design limitations in Nano-CMOS with low power supply2008In: Proceedings of IFIP VLSI-SOC Conference 2008: Rhodes, Greece, October 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper shows simulation results from a recentlyproposed Pseudo Floating-Gate (PFG) technique for use insubthreshold. The design and simulations is performed in a 120nm process CMOS technology and show that there arelimitations that will make subthreshold PFG very difficult tomanufacture with full functionality. The simulations showlimitations in fan-in that will contribute to making it harder tomanufacture structures that have small area or a higharithmetic complexity per active element. It also showbandwidth limitations for the input and output signals.As a complement to the simulations of our PFG design we havealso made a summary of several different kinds of PFGtechniques that are previously developed and some of theirlimitations. The summary also tries to determine where thePFG techniques originates from and present an overview of themost obvious limitations they have.

     

  • 160.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Aunet, Snorre
    Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
    Trade-offs for high yield in 90 nm subthreshold floating-gate circuits by Monte Carlo simulations2008In: Proceedings of IFIP VLSI-SOC Conference 2008: Rhodes, Greece, October 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The work described in this paper is performed toestimate the influence of statistical process variations andtransistor mismatch that occurs in fabrication and affectfloating-gate digital circuits. These effects will affect and reduce“yield” (percentage of fully functional circuits). Monte Carlosimulations have been performed in a 90 nm to estimate theyield for manufactured floating-gate circuits running withsubthreshold power supply. The power supply, floating-gatecharge voltage (VFGP and VFGN) and transistor sizes have beenvaried during the simulations and the yield has been observed.The simulation results shows that by doubling the minimumsize transistors (length and width) the yield can be much betterthan for minimum size version. A yield of 100% can though notbe expected if the power supply is scaled down below 250 mV.

     

  • 161.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Aunet, Snorre
    Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
    Oelmann, Bengt
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Basic Speed and Power Properties of Digital Floating-gate Circuits Operating in Subthreshold2005In: Proceedings of IFIP VLSI-SOC 2005: International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration, Edith Cowan Univ , 2005, p. 229-232Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For digital circuits with ultra-low power consumption,floating-gate circuits have been considered to be a techniquepotentially better than standard static CMOS circuits.By having a DC offset on the floating gates, theeffective threshold voltage of the floating-gate transistoris adjusted and the speed and power performance can bealtered. In this paper the basic performance related propertiessuch as power, delay, power-delay product (PDP),and energy-delay product (EDP) for floating-gate circuitsoperating in subthreshold are investigated. Based on circuitsimulations in a 120nm process technology, it isshown that for the best case, the power can be reducedapproximately by one order of magnitude at the expenseof increased delay, while the PDP is more or less constantin comparison to static CMOS. The EDP can be reducedby two orders of magnitude at the expense of reducednoise margins.

  • 162.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Aunet, Snorre
    Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
    Oelmann, Bengt
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Small Fan-in Floating-gate Circuits with Application to an Improved Adder Structure2007In: 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VLSI DESIGN, PROCEEDINGS - TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES IN THE NANOELECTRONICS ERA, IEEE conference proceedings, 2007, p. 314-317Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For digital circuits with ultra-low power consumption, floating-gate circuits (FGMOS) have been considered to be a potentially better technique than standard static CMOS circuits. One reason for this is because FGMOS only requires a few transistors per gate while it still can have a large fan-in. When power supply is reduced to subthreshold region it will influence the maximum fan-in that is possible to use in designs. In this paper we have investigated how the performance of FGMOS circuits will change in subthreshold region. Simulation in a 120 nm process technology shows that FGMOS will not be working for circuits that have a large fan-in and might not be useable for many designs. At 250 mV power supply it can have a maximum fan-in of 5 and for 150 mV the maximum is 3. FGMOS simulations of an improved full-adder structure with fan-in of 3 is also proposed and compared to a conventional structure with fan-in of 5. It is shown that the improved full-adder with fan-in 3 will have more than 36 times better energy-delay product (EDP)

  • 163.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Oelmann, Bengt
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Capacitance Selection for Digital Floating Gate Circuits Operating in Subthreshold2006In: Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, IEEE conference proceedings, 2006, p. 4341-4344, article id 1693590Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For digital circuits with ultra-low power consumption, floating-gate circuits (FGMOS) have been considered to be a potentially better technique than standard static CMOS circuits. By having a DC offset on the floating gates, the effective threshold voltage of the floating-gate transistor is adjusted and the speed and power performance can be altered. In this paper we have investigated how the floating-gate capacitances can be selected to achieve the best performance in floating-gate circuits operating at subthreshold power supply. Based on circuit simulations in a 120nm process technology, it is shown that the EDP offers a reduction of more than one order of magnitude for FGMOS with capacitance selection in comparison to static CMOS circuits. This paper also deals with the possibilities available for trade-offs between lower power consumption and higher speed to achieve a better performance for FGMOS than for static CMOS. The main cost involved in achieving these performance improvements is reduced noise margins

  • 164.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Oelmann, Bengt
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Influence of Refresh Circuits Connected to Low Power Digital Quasi-Floating gate Designs2006In: 2006 13TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRONICS, CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3, 2006, p. 1296-1299Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For digital circuits with ultra-low power consumption, floating-gate circuits (FGMOS) have been considered to be a potentially better technique than standard static CMOS circuits. For each new generation of process technology the thickness of the transistor gate-oxide will be reduced. This will increase charge leakage in FGMOS circuits and it is therefore necessary to introduce techniques to keep the charge in the node. In this paper we investigate how the most commonly used refresh circuits (quasi-and pseudo-floating gate) affect the performance when they are connected to an FGMOS circuit working with subthreshold power supply. The simulations show that refresh circuits equal in size compared to FGMOS will not have much influence on performance while it is reduced up to an order in magnitude when the size increase 8 times. This strong impact from the refresh circuitry also indicates that it might not be an option for future technologies.

  • 165.
    Alfredsson, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Oelmann, Bengt
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Trading Speed and Power for Reduced Substrate Noise from Digital CMOS Circuits2004In: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, Poznan, Poland: Polish Society for Theoretical and Applied Electrical Engineering , 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 166.
    Alfredsson Kamp, Fredrik
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Eriksson, Carl-Fredrik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Papperstidningen i den digitala tidsåldern: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys i nyhetsvärdering på Aftonbladet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Purpose and framing of the question: To study how Aftonbladet’s news values and news selection have changed in the last two decades.

    Method and material: Quantitative study in form of a coding scheme covering Aftonbladet’s front pages in the month of march of 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

    Main result: Both news selection and news value remains in the bigger perspective unchanged, indicating that the newspaper print version is rather unaffected by the change of online journalism. That in turn indicates that the gatekeeper role more or less remains the same for the print version of Aftonbladet.

  • 167.
    Alfvin, Tiia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Science Education and Mathematics.
    Det laborativa arbetsmaterialet i matematik i lågstadiet (åk1-3) – vad, vem, när, hur & varför?2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka det laborativa arbetsmaterialets förekomst i matematikundervisningen och ta reda på hur lärare förhåller sig till materialet och användandet av detta i årskurserna 1-3. Undersökningen är huvudsakligen en kvalitativ studie som bygger på 7 enkätfrågor ställda till lärare i lågstadiet. Min undersökning visar att laborativt arbetsmaterial förekommer i matematikundervisningen och används vid genomgångar av lärarna samt vid behov av både elever och lärare. Materialet är både roligt att använda och ett stöd för lärandet. Vissa tyckte dock att det kunde vara jobbigt att plocka fram och städa undan och att eleverna ibland lekte med det. Lärarna gav exempel på kopplingar till läroplanen och de tillfrågade lärarna upplever sig ha tillräcklig kompetens för att kunna bedriva god undervisning för främjandet av elevernas kunskapsutveckling inom ämnet matematik. Det var dock viktigt med ett fungerande erfarenhetsutbyte i arbetslaget samt möjlighet till fortbildning vid behov.

  • 168.
    Ali, kathem Hassan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Associated Petroleum Gas management in the south of Iraq2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Iraq is considered as the second largest oil producer in organization of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) with oil production average of 3.2 MMbbl/day. Iraq has very ambitious plans to increase oil production in the coming few years, which means rapid increase of the associated petroleum gas (APG) which has dissolve form in crude oil and consider as a common by-product with crude oil extraction.

    This study aims to give more understanding about APG management in the south of Iraq and highlight the most important reasons standing behind utilize failure of a huge amount of APG instead of flare it and what the consequences of flare option in the environmental, economic and political perspectives.

    Natural gas featuring as a cleanest fossil fuel with less emission comparing with other types of fossil fuels. In addition, natural gas is considered as an important source for thermal, electrical and mechanical energy and can be used in very wide branches such as transport, industry, electricity and in the housing sector. Furthermore, it is considered as a raw material for petrochemical, fertilizer industries and for the productions of pesticides.

    In this study, APG flaring from economic and environmental perspectives were studied. This study has produced three different scenarios for the future gas production. Three different scenarios were studied (business as usual (BAU), new processing facilities (NPF) and gas to grid (GTG)). BAU scenario depends on rehabilitate the entire infrastructures which are old, unsufficient and it is platform capacity is very small to capture and process a huge amount of APG which expected to be produced in the coming years. NPF means build new capturing and processing facilities to treat the total expected amount of APG and the GTG scenario depend on the same assumptions of the second scenario but, all the produced dry gas will destined to the power plant to produce electricity.

    Most promising results (economic and environment results) gained by adapting GTG scenario. These results, however, might explain and justify the economic investment that should be used in the Iraqi gas industry will give more revenue, improve Iraqis people life conditions and reduce the global environmental degradation.

    As a result of that the imported gas, electricity and natural gas liquids (NGL) will be stopped after three to five years. So it is recommended that the produced dry gas should utilize in the power plant as a feedstock instead of crude oil and diesel and after the increasing of provide dry gas can Iraq stop import gas and electricity as well.

    More involved by adopting gas to grid scenario because the produced dry gas used as feedstock in the power generations to cover the domestic and industry demand for electricity. More investment needs to apply this scenario but also more benefit will be gain due to replacing oil and diesel which are currently used in the power plants by using natural gas.

    Iraq has to take rapid steps toward changing all the existing fuel fire generators to cover the shortage of electricity supply and guaranteed the domestic and the industrial sectors of stable providing of electricity. Iraq is facing a real problem at the moment because of the burning of Iraqi gas, which causes to accumulate of 20 million tons per year of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of three million tailpipe emissions car.

    Accompanied with the increasing in crude oil production during the past few years an increase in the production of APG, which means an increase in the quantities of burned gas and that needs to evolution of energy installations of gas collection and treatment in the same period. In addition, increase the quantities of liquid petroleum gas and light naphtha for domestic demand, will be an urgent need for the establishment of appropriate facilities for the storage and export in the south harbors to export the surplus for the local need.

    The implementation of these scenarios beginning in 2015 requires speeding up the construction of the assembly plants, pressure, treatment and the related infrastructures at the level of the oil fields production. The construction of the necessary pipelines infrastructure needs to connect the centers of demand treatment plants, power plants and the oil wells. It is also required to raise the capacity of the gas filling facilities near centers of domestic consumption.

    Preparation of technical plans for the gas system, gas industries, electricity generation and all the investment possibilities will be very important and it should be ready by 2015 to exploit the total gas production in Iraq and its treatment, so that it becomes available to transfer it to the local and international markets. At that point, gas flaring may reach to the lowest level, and then will meet all the requirements of the local gas demand, local electricity demand and contributing with international efforts to protect the global environment.

  • 169.
    Ali M., Ahmed
    et al.
    University of Duisburg-Essen.
    Moulik, Bedatri
    Amity University.
    Beganovic, Nejra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Söffker, Dirk
    University of Duisburg-Essen.
    A State-of-Health-Oriented Power Management Strategy for Multi-Source Electric Vehicles Considering Situation-Based Optimized Solutions in Real-Time2019In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the PHM Society 11 (1), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA: PHM Society , 2019, Vol. 11, p. 1-10, article id 783Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a novel situation-based power and battery health management strategy for fuel cell vehicles. In such hybrid powertrains, the synergy role of batteries is essential to minimize overall power consumption and maintain higher electrical efficiency of the fuel cell. On the other hand, lifetime degradation of the battery is associated with the recurrent charging / discharging cycles. The proposed power management strategy addresses the trade-off between these contradictory objectives. Vehicle states in each situation are defined in terms of driver-related identification parameters (power demand and speed) corporately with powertrain related ones (on-board battery's state of charge). Optimal power handling solution for each situation is searched offline considering different optimization criteria: range extension, lifetime maximization, or power consumption minimization. A weighted fusion of these optimized solutions can be implemented online based on desired driving strategy, leading to situation-based optimized solution. This contribution aims to provide flexible power handling options meeting performance requirements (energy efficiency and driveability) without scarifying battery life. Simulation tests using different driving cycles are conducted for evaluation purpose.

  • 170.
    Ali, Majid
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems.
    Improving the Adaptive Context Views and Evaluate Real-Time Performance2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The versatility and dimension of smart phone applications is   increasing at magnificent rate and getting more and more advanced in a level that could solve complicated real time tasks. One of the important factors for such advancement has been the powerful sensors embedded on a Smartphone devices and sensory networks. Moreover, Context and Context-awareness would have remained a myth without the advent of sensors. The objective of this thesis has been to contribute to the research work carried out under the MediaSense project. Accordingly, the ultimate purpose of the thesis has been to evaluate and study the feasibility of the adaptive context view proposed in MediaSense Platform. In precise words, the thesis has done three core tasks. Firstly, the theoretical presentation of related works and the significance of the research question have been discussed through various social applications. Secondly, a proof-of-concept application has been developed to simulate what has been proposed in the research work. Finally, Android application has been designed and implemented in order to evaluate and study the techniques presented in a practical scenario. Moreover, in the android application known as SundsvallBIGBuddies, we have used the extensions designed for the existing MediaSense platform. The impact of using Android app relaying on a continuous stream of context data has been presented using graphs and tables.  In order to study the impact we used smart phone and tablets from Samsung.

  • 171.
    Ali, S.
    et al.
    Univ Stockholm, Dept Phys, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Orban, I.
    Univ Stockholm, Dept Phys, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mahmood, S.
    Univ Stockholm, Dept Phys, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Altun, Z.
    Marmara Univ, Dept Phys, TR-81040 Istanbul, Turkey.
    Glans, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of applied science and design.
    Schuch, R.
    Univ Stockholm, Dept Phys, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    ELECTRON-ION RECOMBINATION RATE COEFFICIENTS FOR C II FORMING C I2012In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 753, no 2, p. Art. no. 132-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have determined absolute dielectronic recombination rate coefficients for C II, using the CRYRING heavy-ions storage ring. The resonances due to 2s-2p (Delta n= 0) core excitations are detected in the center-of-mass energy range of 0-15 eV. The experimental results are compared with intermediate coupling AUTOSTRUCTURE calculations. Plasma rate coefficients are obtained from the DR spectrum by convoluting it with a Maxwell-Boltzmann energy distribution for temperatures in the range of 10(3)-10(6) K. The derived temperature-dependent plasma recombination rate coefficients are presented graphically and parameterized by using a fit formula for convenient use in plasma modeling codes. The experimental rate coefficients are also compared with the theoretical data available in literature. In the temperature range of 10(3)-2 x 10(4) K, our experimental results show that previous calculations severely underestimate the plasma rate coefficients and also our AUTOSTRUCTURE calculation does not reproduce the experimental plasma rate coefficients well. Above 2x10(4) K, the agreement between the experimental and theoretical rate coefficients is much better, and the deviations are smaller than the estimated uncertainties.

  • 172.
    Ali, Tara
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Bylund, Dan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Essén, Sofia A.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Lundström, Ulla
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Liquid extraction of low molecular mass organic acids and hydroxamate siderophores from boreal forest soil2011In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, ISSN 0038-0717, E-ISSN 1879-3428, Vol. 43, no 12, p. 2417-2422Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Low molecular mass organic acids (LMMOAs) and hydroxamate siderophores (HS) are molecules secreted by microbes and have previously been found in soil solution and in cultures. Mycorrhizal fungi are suggested to be involved in the nutrient uptake processes of trees and weathering of minerals. In this study soil samples taken from the O and E horizons of a podzol were extracted with 10 mM potassium phosphate buffer at pH 7.2. Variable parameters included addition of methanol to the extraction buffer and the use of ultrasonication or rotary shaking during extraction. LMMOAs and HS content of the soil extracts were determined. Analysis of soil extracts were carried out by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and the extraction results compared to results for soil solution samples obtained by centrifugation of the soils sampled. The extraction yields were significantly increased by addition of methanol to the extraction buffer, especially for the O horizon samples. Rotary shaking of the samples for 90 min gave slightly higher yields than ultrasonication for 15 min but the reduction in extraction time makes ultrasonication an attractive option. Of the HSs determined, ferricrocin was found in all samples. Optimal extraction conditions showed citric acid and isocitric acid to be the most abundant organic acids in the O and E horizons, respectively.

  • 173.
    Alic, Emin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Publiceringsfunktion för obemannade tjänster avseende användbarhet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 174.
    Alimadadi, Majid
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Foam-formed Fiber Networks: Manufacturing, Characterization, and Numerical Modeling: With a Note on the Orientation Behavior of Rod-like Particles in Newtonian Fluids2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Fiber networks are ubiquitous and are seen in both industrial materials (paper and nonwovens) and biological materials (plant cells and animal tissues). Nature intricately manipulates these network structures by varying their density, aggregation, and fiber orientation to create a variety of functionalities.

    In conventional papermaking, fibrous materials are dispersed in water to form a sheet of a highly oriented two-dimensional (2D) network. In such a structure, the in-plane mechanical and transport properties are very different from those in the out-of-plane direction. A three-dimensional (3D) network, however, may offer unique properties not seen in conventional paper products.

    Foam, i.e., a dispersed system of gas and liquid, is widely used as the suspending medium in different industries. Recently, foam forming was studied extensively to develop the understanding of foam-fiber interactions in order to find potential applications of this technology in papermaking.

    In this thesis, a method for producing low-density, 3D fiber networks by utilizing foam forming is investigated and the structures and mechanical properties of such networks are studied. Micro-computed tomography is used to capture the 3D structure of the network and subsequently to reproduce artificial networks. The finite element method is utilized to model the compression behavior of both the reproduced physical network and the artificial networks in order to understand how the geometry and constitutive elements of the foam-formed network affect its bulk mechanical properties. Additionally, a method was studied in order to quantify the orientation behavior of particles in a laminar Newtonian flow based on the key parameters of the flow which control the orientation.

    The resulting foam-formed structures were extremely bulky. Yet despite this high bulk, the fiber networks retained good structural integrity. The compression behavior in the thickness direction was characterized by extreme compressibility and high strain recovery after compression. The results from the modeling showed that the finite-deformation mechanical response of the fiber network in compression was satisfactorily captured by the simulation. However, the artificial network shows higher stiffness than the simulated physical network and the experiment. This discrepancy in stiffness was attributed to macroscopic structural non-uniformities in the physical network, which result in increased local compliance. It was also found that the friction between the fibers, as well as the fiber curvature, had a negligible impact on the compression response of the fiber network, while defects (in the form of kinks) had an effect on the response in the last stages of compression. The study of the orientation behavior of particles at different flow velocities, particle sizes, and channel geometries suggests that it might be possible to utilize the flow shear rate as a means to quantify the orientation behavior.

  • 175.
    Alimadadi, Majid
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Lindström, Stefan B.
    Division of Solid Mechanics, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Kulachenko, Artem
    Department of Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
    Role of microstructures in the compression response of three-dimensional foam-formed wood fiber networks2018In: Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, E-ISSN 1744-6848, Vol. 14, no 44, p. 8945-8955, article id C7SM02561KArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High-porosity, three-dimensional wood fiber networks made by foam forming present experimentally accessible instances of hierarchically structured, athermal fiber networks. We investigate the large deformation compression behavior of these networks using fiber-resolved finite element analyses to elucidate the role of microstructures in the mechanical response to compression. Three-dimensional network structures are acquired using micro-computed tomography and subsequent skeletonization into a Euclidean graph representation. By using a fitting procedure to the geometrical graph data, we are able to identify nine independent statistical parameters needed for the regeneration of artificial networks with the observed statistics. The compression response of these artificially generated networks and the physical network is then investigated using implicit finite element analysis. A direct comparison of the simulation results from the reconstructed and artificial network reveals remarkable differences already in the elastic region. These can neither be fully explained by density scaling, the size effect nor the boundary conditions. The only factor which provides the consistent explanation of the observed difference is the density and fiber orientation nonuniformities; these contribute to strain-localization so that the network becomes more compliant than expected for statistically uniform microstructures. We also demonstrate that the experimentally manifested strain-stiffening of such networks is due to development of new inter-fiber contacts during compression.

  • 176.
    Alimadadi, Majid
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Uesaka, Tetsu
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    3D-oriented fiber networks made by foam forming2016In: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 661-671Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In industrial applications, such as paper and nonwovens, cellulose fibers are used in the form of a network where the fibers are oriented more or less in the sheet-plane direction. However, in many biological systems, fibers are instead oriented in a three-dimensional (3D) space, creating a wide variety of functionalities. In this study we created a 3D-oriented fiber network on the laboratory scale and have identified some unique features of its structure and mechanical properties. The 3D fiber network sheets were prepared by using foam-forming as well as modifying consolidation and drying procedures. The fiber orientation and tensile/compression behavior were determined. The resulting sheets were extremely bulky (above 190 cm3/g) and had extremely low stiffness (or high softness) compared to the reference handsheets. Despite this high bulk, the sheets retained good structural integrity. We found that a 3D-oriented fiber network requires much less fiber-fiber contact to create a connected (“percolated”) network than a two-dimensionally oriented network. The compression behavior in the thickness direction was also unique, characterized by extreme compressibility because of its extreme bulk and a long initial increase in the compression load as well as high strain recovery after compression because of its fiber reorientation during compression.

  • 177.
    Alimadadi, Majid
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Uesaka, Tetsu
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Exploring One-more Dimension of Paper: Properties of 3D-Orieneted Fiber Network2014In: Progress in Paper Physics Proceedings 2014, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 178.
    Alimohammadzadeh, Rana
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Osong, Sinke H.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Abbaszad Rafi, Abdolrahim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Dahlström, Christina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Cordova, Armando
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Cellulosic Materials: Sustainable Surface Engineering of Lignocellulose and Cellulose by Synergistic Combination of Metal-Free Catalysis and Polyelectrolyte Complexes2019In: Global Challenges, ISSN 2056-6646, Vol. 3, no 7, article id 1970071Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In article number 1900018 by Armando Cordova and co‐workers, the novel combination of metal‐free catalysis and renewable polyelectrolyte complexes leads to synergistic surface engineering of lignocellulose and cellulose fibers derived from wood. This sustainable strategy allows for improvement and introduction of important properties such as strength (up to 100% in Z‐strength), water resistance, and fluorescence to the renewable fibers and cellulosic materials under eco‐friendly conditions.

  • 179.
    Alimohammadzadeh, Rana
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Osong, Sinke H.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Abbaszad Rafi, Abdolrahim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Dahlström, Christina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Cordova, Armando
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Sustainable Surface Engineering of Lignocellulose and Cellulose by Synergistic Combination of Metal‐Free Catalysis and Polyelectrolyte Complexes2019In: Global Challenges, E-ISSN 2056-6646, Vol. 3, article id 1900018Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A sustainable strategy for synergistic surface engineering of lignocellulose and cellulose fibers derived from wood by synergistic combination of metal‐free catalysis and renewable polyelectrolyte (PE) complexes is disclosed. The strategy allows for improvement and introduction of important properties such as strength, water resistance, and fluorescence to the renewable fibers and cellulosic materials. For example, the “green” surface engineering significantly increases the strength properties (up to 100% in Z‐strength) of chemi‐thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) and bleached sulphite pulp (BSP)‐derived sheets. Next, performing an organocatalytic silylation with a nontoxic organic acid makes the corresponding lignocellulose and cellulose sheets hydrophobic. A selective color modification of polysaccharides is developed by combining metal‐free catalysis and thiol‐ene click chemistry. Next, fluorescent PE complexes based on cationic starch (CS) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) are prepared and used for modification of CTMP or BSP in the presence of a metal‐free catalyst. Laser‐scanning confocal microscopy reveals that the PE‐strength additive is evenly distributed on the CTMP and heterogeneously on the BSP. The fluorescent CS distribution on the CTMP follows the lignin distribution of the lignocellulosic fibers.

  • 180.
    Alimohammadzadeh, Rana
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Osong, Sinke H.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Dahlström, Christina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Cordova, Armando
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Scalable Improvement of the Strength Properties of Chemimechanical Pulp Fibers by Eco-Friendly Catalysis2018In: IMPC 2018, Trondheim, Norway, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The sustainable improvement of the strength properties of chemimechanical pulp by eco-friendlycatalysis is disclosed. Significant research activities have been performed on the use of cationic starchand polyelectrolyte complexes for improving the strength properties of cellulose-based materials. Herewe apply an eco-friendly strategy based on catalysis for significantly improving the strength propertiesof sheets made from chemimechanical pulp (CTMP) and bleeched sulphite pulp (BSP) using sustainablepolyelectrolyte complexes as the strength additives and organocatalysis. This surface engineeringstrategy significantly increased the strength properties of the assembled sheets (up to 100% in the caseof Z-strength). We also developed a catalytic selective colour marking of the cationic potato starch (CS)and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) in order to elucidated how the specific strength additives aredistributed on the sheets. It revealed that the strength additives were more evenly distributed on thesheets made from CTMP as compared to BSP sheets. This is most likely attributed to the presence oflignin in the former lignocellulosic material. It also contributes to the increase in strength (up to 100%,Z-strength) for the CTMP derived sheets. The selective colour marking method also revealed that morestrength additives had been bound to the pulps in the presence of the catalyst.

  • 181.
    Alishah, Rasoul Shalchi
    et al.
    Univ Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
    Hasani, Mir Yahya
    Islamic Azad Univ Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
    Hosseini, Seyed Hossein
    Univ Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
    Bertilsson, Kent
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Babalou, Milad
    Univ Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
    Analysis and Design of a New Extendable Sepic Converter with High Voltage Gain and Reduced Components for Photovoltaic Applications2019In: 2019 10th International Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC), IEEE, 2019, p. 492-497, article id 8697249Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a high step-up DC-DC converter which is appropriate for Photovoltaic systems. This topology has been combined from an extended switched-capacitor and a common SEPIC converter. Low components and high-voltage-gain are the main benefits of the introduced topology. Low rate current ripple, easy control and continuous input current are other advantages of the presented structure. Integrating the switched-capacitor with the SEPIC converter leads to increase the output voltage with variable conversion ratio which can be used for a wide range of loads. The switched-capacitor converter provides a constant dc output voltage while the SEPIC converter extracts maximum power of PV panels because it operates under control of duty cycle. Continuous input current is highly suitable for PV applications. The operating principles and steady-state analysis of the suggested topology are discussed in detail. In order to assess the effectiveness of the presented topology, it has been simulated on PSCAD/EMTDC software.

  • 182. Alison, M Lee-Manion
    et al.
    Price, Ruth K
    Strain, J J
    Dimberg, Lena H
    Sunnerheim, Kerstin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Welch, Robert W
    In Vitro Antioxidant Activity and Antigenotoxic Effects of Avenanthramides and Related Compounds2009In: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, ISSN 0021-8561, E-ISSN 1520-5118, Vol. 57, no 22, p. 10619-10624Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Avenanthramides are substituted N-cinnamoylanthranilic acids, with hydroxycinnamic acid and anthranilic acid moieties. These alkaloid phenols, which are unique to oats, may confer health benefits via antioxidant or other mechanisms. Synthetic avenanthramides, hydroxycinnamic acids, Tranilast, and ascorbic acid were evaluated for antioxidant activity using two assays, DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) and FRAP (ferric reducing antioxidant potential), and for antigenotoxicity using the Comet assay with stressed human adenocarcinoma colon cells. Of all the compounds tested, N-(3′,4′-dihydroxy-(E)-cinnamoyl)-5-hydroxyanthranilic acid (2c), an abundant oat avenanthramide, generally had the highest activity in all three assays. The drug Tranilast showed antigenotoxic effects, but not antioxidant activity, suggesting that antigenotoxicity is not dependent on antioxidant effects. Overall, results show that avenanthramides exert antioxidant and antigenotoxic activities that are comparable to those of ascorbic acid and which have the potential to exert beneficial physiological effects.

     

  • 183.
    Alkberg, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Samarbete i distribuerade team: En analys av möjligheter och metoder för att arbeta distribuerat inom Sandvik IT med stöd av Kanban2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Many companies face the fact that the work must be adapted to the globalization so competitiveness can be maintained. One way to do it is to work geographically distributed and reach competence personnel and more customers while 24/7-work becomes possible. But to effectively work distributed over space and time, a consciousness about the limitations that this entails and how to overcome them are necessary. Sandvik IT is facing changes and the trend is toward more geographically distributed teams. The purpose of this study was therefore focused on the key factors for distributed work and how Kanban can contribute to effective distributed work. How Sandvik IT's supporting group, Service Development Office (SDO) should support the distributed work has also been evaluated. The basic theory is a compilation of literary works such as books and above all scientific articles. From the theory four key areas of distributed work was identified; working methods and coordination, communication, leadership and team spirit. A fifth point was also added, which was about the teamstart. Based on these five areas the interview - and survey questions was formed. SDO selected three teams with informants, and the team leaders/coordinators were interviewed and other staff received the survey. The results were then compared with the initial theory and via analysis 16 key factors for distributed work (at Sandvik IT) could be found. E.g. leader's consciousness, a well-established work method, shared knowledge and social interaction. The factors were also categorized into: Set-up, teams start and finally maintenance and development. To a large extent the key factors and the needs could be met by Kanban, but the recommendation is that SDO complements with (in particular) an education for team leaders/coordinators. It came to be seen as a prerequisite for the distributed work. The survey's response rate and the interviews outcome were good and the result was coherent. Hence the report can be seen as a report with high validity and reliability in an inter-organizational view.

  • 184.
    Alkrot, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems.
    React vs Angular: Slaget om användarupplevelsen2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Lately, various programming frameworks has been developed for developing web applications. These frameworks focus on increasing the user experience by performance improvements such as faster render times and response times. One of these frameworks are React, which has introduced a completely new architectural pattern for both managing the state and data flow of an application. React also offers support for native application development and makes server-side rendering possible. Something that is difficult to accomplish with an application developed with Angular 1.5, which is used by the company Dewire today. The aim of this thesis was to compare React with an existing Angular project, in order to determine whether React could be a potential replacement for Angular. To gain knowledge about the subject, a theoretical study of web- based sources has been made. While the practical part has been to rebuild a web application with React together with the architecture Flux, which is based on a view from the Angular project. The implementation process was repeated until the view was completed and a desired data flow, as in the Angular application, was reached. The resulting React application was later compared with the Angular application developed by the company, where the outcome of the comparison showed that the React performed better than Angular in all tests. In conclusion, due to the timeframe of the project, only the most important parts of the Angular project were implemented in order to carry out the measurements that were of interest to the company. By recreating most of the functionality, or the entire Angular application, more interesting comparisons could have been done.

  • 185.
    Allahgholi, A.
    et al.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Becker, J.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Bianco, L.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Bradford, R.
    Adv Photon Source, Chicago, IL USA.
    Delfs, A.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Dinapoli, R.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Goettlicher, P.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Gronewald, M.
    Univ Bonn, D-53115 Bonn, Germany.
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design. DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Greiffenberg, D.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Henrich, B. H.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Hirsemann, H.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Jack, S.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Klanner, R.
    Univ Hamburg, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany.
    Klyuev, A.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Krueger, H.
    Univ Bonn, D-53115 Bonn, Germany.
    Lange, S.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Marras, A.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Mezza, D.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mozzanica, A.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Perova, I.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Xia, Q.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Schmitt, B.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Schwandt, J.
    Univ Hamburg, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany.
    Sheviakov, I.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Shi, X.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, OFLB-006, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Trunk, U.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Zhang, J.
    DESY, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    The adaptive gain integrating pixel detector2016In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 11, no 2, article id C02066Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The adaptive gain integrating pixel detector (AGIPD) is a development of a collaboration between Deustsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), the Paul-Scherrer-Institute (PSI), the University of Hamburg and the University of Bonn. The detector is designed to cope with the demanding challenges of the European XFEL. Therefore it comes along with an adaptive gain stage allowing a high dynamic range, spanning from single photon sensitivity to 10(4) x 12.4 keV photons and 352 analogue memory cells per pixel. The aim of this report is to briefly explain the concepts of the AGIPD electronics and mechanics and then present recent experiments demonstrating the functionality of its key features.

  • 186.
    Allahgholi, A.
    et al.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Becker, J.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States .
    Bianco, L.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Delfs, A.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Arino-Estrada, G.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Gottlicher, P.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design. Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Hirsemann, H.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Jack, S.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Klyuev, A.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Lange, S.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Marras, A.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Poehlsen, J.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Sheviakov, I.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Trunk, U.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Xia, Q.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zhang, J.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zimmer, M.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Dinapoli, R.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Greiffenberg, D.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mezza, D.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mozzanica, A.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Schmitt, B.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Shi, X.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Klanner, R.
    University of Hamburg, Germany.
    Schwandt, J.
    University of Hamburg, Germany.
    Kruger, H.
    University of Bonn, Germany.
    Rah, S.
    Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang, South Korea.
    The AGIPD 1.0 ASIC: Random access high frame rate, high dynamic range X-ray camera readout for the European XFEL2015In: 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, article id 7581819Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The European XFEL is an extremely brilliant Free Electron Laser Source with a very demanding pulse structure: trains of 2700 X-Ray pulses are repeated at 10 Hz. The pulses inside the train are spaced by 220 ns and each one contains up to 1012 photons of 12.4 keV, while being ≤ 100 fs in length. AGIPD (Adaptive Gain Integrating Pixel Detector) is a hybrid 1M-pixel detector developed by DESY, PSI, and the Universities of Bonn and Hamburg to cope with these properties. Thus the readout ASIC has to provide not only single photon sensitivity and a dynamic range ≳ 104 photons/pixel in the same image but also a memory for as many images of a pulse train as possible for delayed readout prior to the next train. The AGIPD 1.0 ASIC uses a 130 nm CMOS technology and radiation tolerant techniques to withstand the radiation damage incurred by the high impinging photon flux. Each ASIC contains 64 × 64 pixels of 200μmχ200μm. The circuit of each pixel contains a charge sensitive preamplifier with threefold switchable gain, a discriminator for an adaptive gain selection, and a correlated double sampling (CDS) stage to remove reset and low-frequency noise components. The output of the CDS, as well as the dynamically selected gain is sampled in a capacitor-based analogue memory for 352 samples, which occupies about 80% of a pixels area. For readout each pixel features a charge sensitive buffer. A control circuit with a command based interface provides random access to the memory and controls the row-wise readout of the data via multiplexers to four differential analogue ports. The AGIPD 1.0 full scale ASIC has been received back from the foundry in fall of 2013. Since then it has been extensively characterised also with a sensor as a single chip and in 2 × 8-chip modules for the AGIPD 1 Mpix detector. We present the design of the AGIPD 1.0 ASIC along with supporting results, also from beam tests at PETRA III and APS, and show changes incorporated in the recently taped out AGIPD 1.1 ASIC upgrade.

  • 187.
    Allahgholi, A.
    et al.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Becker, J.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Bianco, L.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Delfs, A.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Dinapoli, R.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Arino-Estrada, G.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Goettlicher, P.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design. Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Greiffenberg, D.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Hirsemann, H.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Jack, S.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Klanner, R.
    Univ Hamburg, Mittelweg 177, D-20148 Hamburg, Germany.
    Klyuev, A.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Krueger, H.
    Univ Bonn, D-53012 Bonn, Germany.
    Lange, S.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Marras, A.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Mezza, D.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mozzanica, A.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Poehlsen, J.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Rah, S.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Xia, Q.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Schmitt, B.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Schwandt, J.
    Univ Hamburg, Mittelweg 177, D-20148 Hamburg, Germany.
    Sheviakov, I.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Shi, X.
    Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland.
    Smoljanin, S.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Trunk, U.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Zhang, J.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Zimmer, M.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany.
    Front end ASIC for AGIPD, a high dynamic range fast detector for the European XFEL2016In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 11, no 1, article id C01057Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Adaptive Gain Integrating Pixel Detector (AGIPD) is a hybrid pixel X-ray detector for the European-XFEL. One of the detector's important parts is the radiation tolerant front end ASIC fulfilling the European-XFEL requirements: high dynamic range-from sensitivity to single 12.5keV-photons up to 104 photons. It is implemented using the dynamic gain switching technique with three possible gains of the charge sensitive preamplifier. Each pixel can store up to 352 images in memory operated in random-access mode at >= 4.5MHz frame rate. An external vetoing may be applied to overwrite unwanted frames.

  • 188.
    Allahgholi, A.
    et al.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Becker, J.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Bianco, L.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Delfs, A.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Dinapoli, R.
    Paul-Scherrer-Institut PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Fretwurst, E.
    University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Göttlicher, P.
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Greiffenberg, D.
    Paul-Scherrer-Institut PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Gronewald, M.
    University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Hirsemann, H.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Jack, S.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Klanner, R.
    University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Klyuev, A.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Krüger, H.
    University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Marras, A.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Mezza, D.
    Paul-Scherrer-Institut PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mozzanica, A.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Schmitt, B.
    Paul-Scherrer-Institut PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Schwandt, J.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Sheviakov, I.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Shi, X.
    Paul-Scherrer-Institut PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Xia, Q.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zhang, J.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zimmer, M.
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    AGIPD, the electronics for a high speed X-ray imager at the Eu-XFEL2014In: Proceedings of Science, Proceedings of Science (PoS) , 2014, article id 253Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The AGIPD (Adaptive Gain Integrated Pixel Detector) X-ray imaging camera will be operated at the X-ray Free Electron Laser, Eu-XFEL, under construction in Hamburg, Germany. Key parameters are 1 million 200 μm square pixels, single 12.4 keV photon detection and a dynamic range to 10 000/pixel/image. The developed sensors, ASICs, PCB-electronics and FPGA firmware acquire individual images per bunch at 27 000 bunches/s, packed into 10 bunch-trains/s with a bunch separation of 222 ns. Bunch-trains are handled by 352 analogue storage cells within each pixel of the ASIC and written during the 0.6msec train delivery. Therefore AGIPD can store 3520 images/s from the delivered 27 000 bunches/s. Random addressing provides reusability of each cell after an image has been declared as low-quality, so that good images can be selected. Digitization is performed between trains (99.4 msec). In the paper all functional blocks are introduced. The details concentrate on the DAQ-chain PCB-electronics and the slow control. A dense area of 1024 ADC-channels, each with a pickup-noise filtering and sampling of up to 50 MS/s/ADC and a serial output of 700 Mbit/s/ADC. FPGAs operate the ASICs synchronized to the bunch structure and collect the bit streams from 64 ADCs/FPGA. Pre-sorted data is transmitted on 10 GbE links out of the camera head using the time between trains. The control and monitoring of the camera with 600 A current consumption is based on a micro-controller and I2C bus with an addressing architecture allowing many devices and identical modules. The high currents require planned return paths at the system level. First experimental experience with the constructed components will be presented.

  • 189.
    Allahgholi, A.
    et al.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Becker, J.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Bianco, L.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Delfs, A.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Gottlicher, P.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design. Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Hirsemann, H.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Jack, S.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Klyuev, A.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Lange, S.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Marras, A.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Sheviakov, I.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Trunk, U.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Xia, Q.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Zhang, J.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Zimmer, M.
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany .
    Dinapoli, R.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland .
    Greiffenberg, D.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland .
    Mezza, D.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland .
    Mozzanica, A.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland .
    Schmitt, B.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland .
    Shi, X.
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland .
    Klanner, R.
    University of Hamburg, Germany .
    Schwandt, J.
    University of Hamburg, Germany .
    Gronewald, M.
    University of Bonn, Germany .
    Kruger, H.
    University of Bonn, Germany .
    Rah, S.
    Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang, South Korea .
    AGIPD 1.0: The high-speed high dynamic range readout ASIC for the adaptive gain integrating pixel detector at the European XFEL2016In: 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, article id 7431038Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AGIPD is a hybrid pixel X-ray detector developed by a collaboration between Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Paul-Scherrer-Institute (PSI), University of Hamburg and the University of Bonn. The detector is designed to comply with the requirements of the European XFEL. The radiation tolerant Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is designed with the following highlights: high dynamic range, spanning from single photon sensitivity up to 104 × 12.4 keV photons, achieved by the use of dynamic gain switching, auto-selecting one of 3 gains of the charge sensitive pre-amplifier. To cope with the unique features of the European XFEL source, image data is stored in 352 analogue memory cells per pixel. The selected gain is stored in the same way and depth, encoded as one of 3 voltage levels. These memories are operated in random-access mode at 4.5MHz frame rate. Data is read out on a row-by-row basis via multiplexers to the DAQ system for digitisation during the 99.4ms gap between the bunch trains of the European XFEL. The AGIPD 1.0 ASIC features 64×64 pixels with a pixel area of 200×200 μm2. It is bump-bonded to a 500 μm thick silicon sensor. The principles of the chip architecture were proven in different experiments and the ASIC characterization was performed with a series of development prototypes. The mechanical concept of the detector system was developed in close contact with the XFEL beamline scientists to ensure a seamless integration into the beamline setup and is currently being manufactured. The first single module system was successfully tested at APS1 the high dynamic range allows imaging of the direct synchrotron beam along with single photon sensitivity and burst imaging of 352 subsequent frames synchronized to the source.

  • 190.
    Allahgholi, Aschkan
    et al.
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Becker, Julian
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Delfs, Annette
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Dinapoli, Roberto
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Goettlicher, Peter
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Greiffenberg, Dominic
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Henrich, Beat
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Hirsemann, Helmut
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Kuhn, Manuela
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Klanner, Robert
    Univ Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
    Klyuev, Alexander
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Krueger, Hans
    Univ Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Lange, Sabine
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Laurus, Torsten
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Marras, Alessandro
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Mezza, Davide
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mozzanica, Aldo
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Niemann, Magdalena
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Poehlsen, Jennifer
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Schwandt, Joern
    Univ Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
    Sheviakov, Igor
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Shi, Xintian
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Smoljanin, Sergej
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Steffen, Lothar
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Sztuk-Dambietz, Jolanta
    European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany.
    Trunk, Ulrich
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Xia, Qingqing
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zeribi, Mourad
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zhang, Jiaguo
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Zimmer, Manfred
    Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    Schmitt, Bernd
    Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design. Deutsch Elekt Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.
    The Adaptive Gain Integrating Pixel Detector at the European XFEL2019In: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, ISSN 0909-0495, E-ISSN 1600-5775, Vol. 26, p. 74-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Adaptive Gain Integrating Pixel Detector (AGIPD) is an X-ray imager, custom designed for the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL). It is a fast, low-noise integrating detector, with an adaptive gain amplifier per pixel. This has an equivalent noise of less than 1keV when detecting single photons and, when switched into another gain state, a dynamic range of more than 10(4)photons of 12keV. In burst mode the system is able to store 352 images while running at up to 6.5MHz, which is compatible with the 4.5MHz frame rate at the European XFEL. The AGIPD system was installed and commissioned in August 2017, and successfully used for the first experiments at the Single Particles, Clusters and Biomolecules (SPB) experimental station at the European XFEL since September 2017. This paper describes the principal components and performance parameters of the system.

  • 191.
    Allahgholi, Aschkan
    et al.
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Becker, Julian
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Delfs, Annette
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Dinapoli, Roberto
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Göttlicher, Peter
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Graafsma, Heinz
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design. Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Greiffenberg, Dominic
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Hirsemann, Helmut
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Jack, Stefanie
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Klyuev, Alexander
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Krüger, Hans
    Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Kuhn, Manuela
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Laurus, Torsten
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Marras, Alessandro
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Mezza, Davide
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Mozzanica, Aldo
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Poehlsen, Jennifer
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Shefer Shalev, Ofir
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Sheviakov, Igor
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Schmitt, Bernd
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Schwandt, Jörn
    Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
    Shi, Xintian
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Smoljanin, Sergej
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Trunk, Ulrich
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Zhang, Jiaguo
    Paul Scherrer Institut - PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.
    Zimmer, Manfred
    Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron - DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
    Megapixels @ Megahertz – The AGIPD high-speed cameras for the European XFEL2019In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 942, article id 162324Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The European XFEL is an extremely brilliant Free Electron Laser Source with a very demanding pulse structure: trains of 2700 X-ray pulses are repeated at 10Hz. The pulses inside the train are spaced by 220ns and each one contains up to 1012photons of 12.4keV, while being ≤100fs in length. AGIPD, the Adaptive Gain Integrating Pixel Detector, is a hybrid pixel detector developed by DESY, PSI, and the Universities of Bonn and Hamburg to cope with these properties. It is a fast, low noise integrating detector, with single photon sensitivity (for Eγ⪆6keV) and a large dynamic range, up to 104 photons at 12.4keV. This is achieved with a charge sensitive amplifier with 3 adaptively selected gains per pixel. 352 images can be recorded at up to 6.5MHz and stored in the in-pixel analogue memory and read out between pulse trains. The core component of this detector is the AGIPD ASIC, which consists of 64 × 64 pixels of 200µm×200µm. Control of the ASIC's image acquisition and analogue readout is via a command based interface. FPGA based electronic boards, controlling ASIC operation, image digitisation and 10GE data transmission interface AGIPD detectors to DAQ and control systems. An AGIPD 1Mpixel detector has been installed at the SPB1 experimental station in August 2017, while a second one is currently commissioned for the MID 2 endstation. A larger (4Mpixel) AGIPD detector and one to employ Hi-Z sensor material to efficiently register photons up to Eγ≈25keV are currently under construction. 

  • 192. Allain, J. P.
    et al.
    Dong, Y.
    Vandamme, A. M.
    Moulton, Vincent
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
    Salemi, M.
    Evolutionary rate and genetic drift of hepatitis C virus are not correlated with the host immune response: Studies of infected donor-recipient clusters2000In: Journal of Virology, ISSN 0022-538X, E-ISSN 1098-5514, Vol. 74, no 6, p. 2541-2549Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Six donor-recipient clusters of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected individuals were studied. For five clusters the period of infection of the donor could be estimated, and for all six clusters the time of infection of the recipients from the donor via blood transfusion was also precisely known. Detailed phylogenetic analyses were carried out to investigate the genomic evolution of the viral quasispecies within infected individuals in each cluster. The molecular clock analysis showed that HCV quasispecies within a patient are evolving at the same rate and that donors that have been infected for longer time tend to have a lower evolutionary rate. Phylogenetic analysis based on the split decomposition method revealed different evolutionary patterns in different donor-recipient clusters. Reactivity of antibody against the first hypervariable region (HVR1) of HCV in donor and recipient sera was evaluated and correlated to the calculated evolutionary rate. Results indicate that anti-HVR1 reactivity was related more to the overall level of humoral immune response of the host than to the HVR1 sequence itself, suggesting that the particular sequence of the HVR1 peptides is not the determinant of reactivity. Moreover, no correlation was found between the evolutionary rate or the heterogeneity of the viral quasispecies in the patients and the strength of the immune response to HVR1 epitopes, Rather, the results seem to imply that genetic drift is less dependent on immune pressure than on the rate of evolution and that the genetic drift of HCV is independent of the host immune pressure.

  • 193.
    Allison, Robert S.
    et al.
    York University, Centre for Vision Research, Toronto, Canada.
    Brunnström, Kjell
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology. RISE AB (Acreo).
    Chandler, Damon M.
    Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.
    Colett, Hannah R.
    Intel Corp., Santa Clara, California, United States.
    Corriveau, Philip J.
    Intel Corp., Santa Clara, California, United States.
    Daly, Scott
    Dolby Laboratories Inc., Sunnyvale, California, United States.
    Goel, James
    Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Display Video Processing Group, Markham, Canada.
    Long, Juliana Y.
    Intel Corp., Santa Clara, California, United States.
    Wilcox, Laurie M.
    York University, Centre for Vision Research, Toronto, Canada.
    Yaacob, Yusizwan M.
    Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.
    Yang, Shun-nan
    Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, United States.
    Zhang, Yi
    Xi’an Jiaotong University, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi’an, China.
    Perspectives on the definition of visually lossless quality for mobile and large format displays2018In: Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI), ISSN 1017-9909, E-ISSN 1560-229X, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 1-23, article id 053035Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Advances in imaging and display engineering have given rise to new and improved image and videoapplications that aim to maximize visual quality under given resource constraints (e.g., power, bandwidth).Because the human visual system is an imperfect sensor, the images/videos can be represented in a mathematicallylossy fashion but with enough fidelity that the losses are visually imperceptible—commonly termed“visually lossless.” Although a great deal of research has focused on gaining a better understanding ofthe limits of human vision when viewing natural images/video, a universally or even largely accepted definitionof visually lossless remains elusive. Differences in testing methodologies, research objectives, and targetapplications have led to multiple ad-hoc definitions that are often difficult to compare to or otherwise employ inother settings. We present a compendium of technical experiments relating to both vision science and visualquality testing that together explore the research and business perspectives of visually lossless image quality,as well as review recent scientific advances. Together, the studies presented in this paper suggest that a singledefinition of visually lossless quality might not be appropriate; rather, a better goal would be to establish varyinglevels of visually lossless quality that can be quantified in terms of the testing paradigm.

  • 194.
    Alm, Hanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Science Education and Mathematics.
    En studie som visar i vilket syfte fyra lärare använder utomhusmatematik i förskoleklass-åk32016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Utomhuspedagogik har under de senaste åren ökat inom skolans värld. Jag har upplevt att lärare har börjat prata mer om utomhuspedagogik och använder det mer och mer i undervisningen. Mitt självständiga arbete handlar om hur lärare i grundskolan förskoleklass-åk3 använder sig av utomhusmatematik och i vilket syfte lärarna har när de undervisar inom utomhusmatematik. Studiens syfte är att undersöka i vilket syfte lärare använder utomhusmatematik, vilka positiva respektive negativa sidor de ser/upplever när de undervisar med undervisningsformen samt ett ungefärligt snittvärde på hur många timmar i veckan lärarna använder det. Metoden som tillämpas till denna studie är kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer med fyra verksamma lärare på olika skolor i samma kommun. Resultatet visar att alla lärare jag intervjuade jobbade med utomhusmatematik varje vecka och var positiv till att jobba med det. Lärarna såg också att fler elever fångades upp när de valde att ta ut klassrummet och jobba mer praktiskt. Genom att jobba på detta sätt har alla elever en större chans att jobba mot sina mål samt att eleverna får använda sin lärstil eftersom många olika lärstilar blir möjliga att använda utomhus.

  • 195.
    Almeida, Tiago P.
    et al.
    PIPG Bioenergia-UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil.
    Miyazaki, Celina M
    Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias para a Sustentabilidade- UFSCa, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.
    Volpati, Diogo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Silva, Tatiana A.
    University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP, Brazil .
    Braunger, Maria Luisa
    University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP, Brazil .
    Barros, Anerise
    University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP, Brazil .
    Hollmann, Frank
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
    Riul Jr, Antonio
    PIPG Bioenergia-UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil.
    Ultra-Thin Films of Reduced Graphene Oxide (RGO) Nanoplatelets Functionalized with Different Organic Materials2016In: Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques, ISSN 2155-9821, Vol. 6, no 3, article id 1000272Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work aims the functionalization of reduced graphene oxide nanoplatelets with chitosan (G-chitosan) and also with poly(styrenesulfonic acid) (GPSS), thus forming stable, dispersed aqueous solutions. G-chitosan and GPSS solutions allowed the layer-by-layer (LbL) film formation with glucose oxidase (GOx), establishing multilayered nanostructures with elevated control in thickness and morphology. The graphene nanoplatelets were characterized by UV-vis and FTIR spectroscopies, resulting in good adherence and linear deposition of the graphene nanoplatelets with GOx in the LbL structures.Cyclic voltammetry shows an enlargement in the current intensity with increasing number of deposited LbL layers, possibly owing to the formation of conducting paths by the graphene nanoplatelets in the tailored multilayer nanomaterial formed

  • 196.
    Almqvist, Sanna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    Nilsson, Lina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    Uppbyggnad av kvalitetsledningssystem i utbildningsverksamhet: En kvalitativ studie på Barn- och utbildningsförvaltningeni Flens kommun2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Aktuell forskning visar att svenska skolresultat är nedåtgående, där bristande systematiskt kvalitetsarbete pekas ut som en möjlig anledning till att eleverna inte når de grundläggande målen. Flens kommun var en av de kommuner som uppmanats av Skolverket att utveckla sitt systematiska kvalitetsarbete och vidare initierade kommunen uppbyggnaden av ett kvalitetsledningssystem. Studiens syfte var att erhålla en djupare förståelse för medarbetarna i Flens kommuns upplevelser av uppbyggnaden. Studien sökte genom ett kvalitativt perspektiv, svar på frågor kring vad ett kvalitetsledningssystem kan definieras som, vilka moment som är betydelsefulla samt vilka deltagare som upplevs betydelsefulla vid uppbyggandet. Resultaten från de båda sammanställdes i fyra kategorier: Anpassning till kontext, Stabil process, Management och Allas delaktighet. I slutsatsen framkom att ett kvalitetsledningssystem ska vara ett stöd i det dagliga arbetet, ett system som leder mot kvalitet, där alla görs delaktiga. Som stöd i kvalitetsarbetet föreslogs befintliga modeller och teorier.

  • 197.
    Aloisi, Alessandro
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems. University of Bologna (Italy).
    Enabling communication between Wireless Sensor Networks and The Internet-of-Things: A CoAP communication stack2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis focuses on enabling the communication between Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet-of-Things applications.  In order to achieve this goal, the first step has been to investigate the concept of the Internet-of-Things and then to understand how this scenario could be used to interconnect multiple Wireless Sensor Networks in order to develop context-aware applications which could handle sensor data coming from this type of network. 

    The second step was to design and implement a communication stack which enabled Wireless Sensor Networks to communicate with an Internet-of-Things platform. The CoAP protocol has been used as application protocol for the communication with the Wireless Sensor Networks. The solution has been developed in Java programming language and extended the sensor and actuator layer of the Sensible Things platform. 

    The third step of this thesis has been to investigate in which real world applications the developed solution could have been used. Next a Proof of Concept application has been implemented in order to simulate a simple fire detection system, where multiple Wireless Sensor Networks collaborate to send their temperature data to a control center. The last step was to evaluate the whole system, specifically the responsiveness and the overhead introduced by the developed communication stack.

  • 198. Alonso-Blanco, Carlos
    et al.
    Andrade, Jorge
    Becker, Claude
    Bemm, Felix
    Bergelson, Joy
    Borgwardt, Karsten M.
    Cao, Jun
    Chae, Eunyoung
    Dezwaan, Todd M.
    Ding, Wei
    Ecker, Joseph R.
    Exposito-Alonso, Moises
    Farlow, Ashley
    Fitz, Joffrey
    Gan, Xiangchao
    Grimm, Dominik G.
    Hancock, Angela M.
    Henz, Stefan R.
    Holm, Svante
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Horton, Matthew
    Jarsulic, Mike
    Kerstetter, Randall A.
    Korte, Arthur
    Korte, Pamela
    Lanz, Christa
    Lee, Cheng-Ruei
    Meng, Dazhe
    Michael, Todd P.
    Mott, Richard
    Muliyati, Ni Wayan
    Nägele, Thomas
    Nagler, Matthias
    Nizhynska, Viktoria
    Nordborg, Magnus
    Novikova, Polina Yu.
    Picó, F. Xavier
    Platzer, Alexander
    Rabanal, Fernando A.
    Rodriguez, Alex
    Rowan, Beth A.
    Salomé, Patrice A.
    Schmid, Karl J.
    Schmitz, Robert J.
    Seren, Ümit
    Sperone, Felice Gianluca
    Sudkamp, Mitchell
    Svardal, Hannes
    Tanzer, Matt M.
    Todd, Donald
    Volchenboum, Samuel L.
    Wang, Congmao
    Wang, George
    Wang, Xi
    Weckwerth, Wolfram
    Weigel, Detlef
    Zhou, Xuefeng
    1,135 Genomes Reveal the Global Pattern of Polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana2016In: Cell, ISSN 0092-8674, E-ISSN 1097-4172, Vol. 166, no 2, p. 481-491Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Arabidopsis thaliana serves as a model organism for the study of fundamental physiological, cellular, and molecular processes. It has also greatly advanced our understanding of intraspecific genome variation. We present a detailed map of variation in 1,135 high-quality re-sequenced natural inbred lines representing the native Eurasian and North African range and recently colonized North America. We identify relict populations that continue to inhabit ancestral habitats, primarily in the Iberian Peninsula. They have mixed with a lineage that has spread to northern latitudes from an unknown glacial refugium and is now found in a much broader spectrum of habitats. Insights into the history of the species and the fine-scale distribution of genetic diversity provide the basis for full exploitation of A. thaliana natural variation through integration of genomes and epigenomes with molecular and non-molecular phenotypes.

  • 199.
    Alqaysi, Hiba
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Lawal, Najeem
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Fedorov, Igor
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    O'Nils, Mattias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Evaluating Coverage Effectiveness of Multi-Camera Domes Placement for Volumetric Surveillance2017In: ICDSC 2017 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017, Vol. F132201, p. 49-54Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Multi-camera dome is composed of a number of cameras arranged to monitor a half sphere of the sky. Designing a network of multi-camera domes can be used to monitor flying activities in open large area, such as birds' activities in wind parks. In this paper, we present a method for evaluating the coverage effectiveness of the multi-camera domes placement in such areas. We used GPS trajectories of free flying birds over an area of 9 km2 to analyze coverage effectiveness of randomly placed domes. The analysis is based on three criteria namely, detection, positioning and the maximum resolution captured. The developed method can be used to evaluate results of designing and optimizing dome placement algorithms for volumetric monitoring systems in order to achieve maximum coverage.

  • 200.
    Alqaysi, Hiba
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Lawal, Najeem
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Fedorov, Igor
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    O'Nils, Mattias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
    Full Coverage Optimization for Multi Camera Dome Placement in Volumetric Monitoring2018In: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library, 2018, article id Article No. 2Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Volumetric monitoring can be challenging due to having a 3D target space and moving objects within it. Multi camera dome is proposed to provide a hemispherical coverage of the 3D space around it. This paper introduces a method that optimizes multi camera placement for full coverage in volumetric monitoring system. Camera dome placement is modeled in a volume by adapting the hexagonal packing of circles to provide full coverage at a given height, and 100% detection of flying objects within it. The coverage effectiveness of different placement configurations was assessed using an evaluation environment. The proposed placement is applicable in designing and deploying surveillance systems for remote outdoor areas, such as sky monitoring in wind farms and airport runways in order to record and analyze flying activities.

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