Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

On the calculation of time-domain impulse-response of systems from band-limited scattering-parameters using wavelet transform
by Rahmani, Maryam, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2017, 154; 10270053
Abstract (Summary)

In the aspect of electric-ship grounding, the time-domain behavior of the ship hull is needed. The grounding scheme impacts the nature of voltage transients during switching events and faults, identifiability and locatability of ground faults, fault current levels, and power quality. Due to the large size of ships compared with the wavelengths of the desired signals, time-domain measurement or simulation is a time-consuming process. Therefore, it is preferred that the behavior be studied in the frequency-domain. In the frequency-domain one can break down the whole ship hull into small blocks and find the frequency behavior of each block (scattering parameters) in a short time and then con- nect these blocks and find the whole ship hull scattering parameters. Then these scattering parameters should be transferred to the time-domain. The problem with this process is that the measured frequency-domain data (or the simulated data) is band-limited so, while calculating time-domain solutions, due to missing DC and low frequency content the time-domain response encounters causality, passivity and time-delay problems. Despite availability of several software and simulation packets that convert frequency-domain information to time-domain, all are known to suffer from the above mentioned problems. This dissertation provides a solution for computing the Time-Domain Impulse-Response for a system by using its measured or simulated scattering parameters. In this regard, a novel wavelet computational approach is introduced.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mazzola, Michael S.
Commitee: Arnoldus, Hendrik F., Donohoe, J. Patrick, Karimi Ghartemani, Masoud, Yarahmandian, Shantia
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-B 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Naval engineering, Electrical engineering
Keywords: Electric ships, Grounding, Impulse response, Wavelet transforms
Publication Number: 10270053
ISBN: 9781369706574
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