Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Mani Mina

Second Advisor

Jiming Song

Abstract

Surrounded by electromagnetic (EM) fields humans continuously interact and utilize EM fields for domestic devices, telecom systems, power systems and different medical applications including MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). During the last century, numerous new electronic devices and technologies have been developed leading to an exponential increase in exposure to Electromagnetic Fields. Although all of these applications are byproducts of Maxwell' experimentation, there are considerable differences in the way they interact with us.

In the treatment of noninvasive treatment of the human brain, the majority of the research has been mainly focused on realizing systems that can produce gigantic current and magnetic fields. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in this application has provided numerous opportunities and possibilities. It has shown more promise in the therapeutic role for treatment of neurological disorders. TMS researchers are working towards improving the technical developmental tools for modeling, and magnetic field generation study for deep body penetration. The development stage of these devices with associated risks in manufacturing, tight medical tolerances, cost and reliability pose important research challenges which are addressed in this research.

The objective of this research is to understand, develop and offer alternative methods for the implementation of several magnetic field generators that satisfy the requirement for magnetic field applications in medical, and other fields. This work presents a continual progression of the magnetic field generators from larger scale to small scale with variable energy consumption, high speed, and deployable systems. Additionally challenges and practical designs are presented.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3898

Copyright Owner

Narimdinda Robert Bouda

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

62 pages

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