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dc.contributor.advisorKarunasiri, Gamani
dc.contributor.advisorLuscombe, James H.
dc.contributor.authorMatos, Antonio P.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:36Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:36Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2569
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe characteristics and application of a thyristor (a four-layer semiconductor structure) in a pulse generating circuit are explored. A thyristor device was used to create a pulse generating circuit and the pulse interval duration of this circuit was experimentally measured. The pulse interval duration was determined to be characterized by a Poisson Point Process distribution that is dependent on both temperature and applied voltage bias. The adjustable aperiodicity of the pulse intervals was a key characteristic used to design a distributed processing system of micro-robots that are capable of swarming. A micro-robotic swarm platform was simulated using finite element analysis, a JAVA-based swarm model, and three fully operational macro-scale platforms.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/characterization109452569
dc.format.extentxvi, 71 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSemiconductorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPulse generatorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhysicsen_US
dc.titleCharacterization and application of four-layer semiconductor structures in pulse mode operationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.oclc74278520
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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