Operational and Information Sciences

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Light Activated Rotor

A mechanical rotor capable of generating rotary mechanical power by the effects of light impinging on the parallel surfaces of multiple vanes. The light activated rotor utilizes a number of vanes affixed to a hub rotatable around an axle, with the vanes typically in a perpendicular arrangement to...
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Naval Postgraduate School

699 Dyer Road, Room 226 Halligan Hall Monterey CA 93943-5000
The development of a naval institution of higher learning dedicated to the advanced education of commissioned officers began June 9, 1909, when the Postgraduate Department of the U.S. Naval Academy was established at Annapolis. In 1919, the postgraduate department was renamed the United States...
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Super Dielectric Capacitors

A capacitor utilizing a dielectric of a porous, non-electrically conductive, skeletal frame saturated with a liquid containing dissolved ions, capable of achieving dielectric constants in excess of 105. Upon the application of an electric field, ions dissolved in the saturating liquid contained in...
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Super Dielectric Materials

Navy researchers have developed a new class of dielectrics—super dielectric materials—with dielectric constants near 0 Hz, greater than 10^5. The specific dielectric employed is a high surface area alumina impregnated, to the consistency of paste, with an aqueous solution of weak boric acid. This...
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Terahertz (THz) Reverse Micromagnetron

A THz reverse micromagnetron includes a MEMS-based reverse magnetron configuration in which the anode is located at the center of the magnetron surrounded by a cathode ring. Electrons move radially inward in the combined electric and magnetic cross-fields and can reach orbiting angular frequencies...

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