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    A new spectrum sensing circuit for cognitive radio applications

    , Article Proceedings - CIMSim 2011: 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation, 20 September 2011 through 22 September 2011, Langkawi ; 2011 , Pages 404-407 ; 9780769545622 (ISBN) Vahidpoor, Z ; Forooraghi, K ; Atlasbaf, Z ; Ahmadi, A. F ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    Fast, accurate and efficient sensing is of important aspects in cognitive radio technology. A new sensing circuit is proposed using a phase frequency detector for cognitive radio applications. Using this method, spectral sensing can be done in a very short time by a low cost, low power circuit, compared with available implemented methods. The PFD circuit resolves different frequencies without the need of variable filter bandwidth or the banks of filters. Also it accelerates sensing procedure because of short time needed to detect the signal. Simulations show the accurate operation of this method and comparison with other methods shows faster sweep rates  

    A compact versatile microbial fuel cell from paper

    , Article ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Eng. and Technology Collocated with the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. and the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability, FUELCELL 2013 ; 2013 ; 9780791855522 (ISBN) Wagner, L. T ; Hashemi, N ; Hashemi, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been a potential green energy source for a long time but one of the problems is that either the technology must be used on a large scale or special equipment have been necessary to keep the fuel cells running such as syringe pumps. Paper-based microbial fuel cells do not need to have a syringe pump to run and can run entirely by themselves when placed in contact with the fluids that are necessary for it to run. Paper-based microbial fuel cells are also more compact than traditional MFCs since the device doesn't need any external equipment to run. The goal of this paper is to develop a microbial fuel cell that does not require a syringe pump to function. This... 

    A compact mixer and DAC for implementation of a direct conversion OQPSK transmitter

    , Article 2007 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2007, Taipei, 30 October 2007 through 2 November 2007 ; 2007 ; 1424412722 (ISBN); 9781424412723 (ISBN) Chahardori, M ; Mehrmanesh, S ; Zamanlooy, B ; Atarodi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2007
    Abstract
    A compact low power circuit for implementation of a direct conversion OQPSK modulator is proposed. The circuit consists of a digital to analog converter, a low pass filter and an up-converter mixer. By embedding these three blocks, the circuit performance is enhanced and the total power consumption is reduced. The mixer is designed base on a Gilbert cell with on chip inductor loads. Instead of transconductance transistors of Gilbert cell, a fully deferential current mode DAC is used and proficiently a low pass filter is embedded between them and therefore the linearity of total system is improved. All of circuits are designed based on 0.18 μm CMOS technology with a single 1.8 volt power...