Hector E. Perez

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Lithium ion batteries should always be prevented from overheating and, hence, thermal monitoring is indispensable. Since only the surface temperature of the battery can be measured, a thermal model is needed to estimate the core temperature of the battery, which can be higher and more critical. In this paper, an online parameter identification scheme is(More)
Combining several existing lumped-parameter models, this paper presents an electro-thermal model for cylindrical batteries. The model consists of two sub-models, an equivalent-circuit electrical model and a two-state thermal model which are coupled through heat generation and temperature dependence of the electrical parameters. The computationally efficient(More)
While biologists have been aware of theexistence of native Mexican trouts for over acentury, they have received little study. Thefew early studies that did much more thanmention their existence began in the 1930s andcontinued into the early 1960s, focusingprimarily on distributional surveys andtaxonomic analyses. Starting in the 1980s theBaja California(More)
Profilin from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) was purified to homogeneity by poly-L-Pro affinity chromatography and gel filtration. The hypocotyl and symbiotic root nodule protein was detected as a single isoform with a 14.4-kD molecular mass and an isoelectric point of 5.3. Partial amino acid and DNA sequencing of a full-length cDNA clone confirmed its(More)
A new population of blind, cave dwelling tetra fish of the genus Astyanax was discovered in Granadas Cave, in the Balsas drainage, southern México. All blind Mexican tetras previously described are from Tampico and San Luis Potosí, northern México. The discovery of a new blind morph thus represents an independent colonization and convergent adaptation to(More)
Parameterization and Observability Analysis of Scalable Battery Clusters for Onboard Thermal Management — Thermal management is an important issue for lithium ion batteries, as overheating may result in disastrous consequences. Although the battery surface temperature is commonly measured, the core temperature of a cell may be much higher hence more(More)
The present report describes an initial characterization of actin from non-infected roots and symbiotic nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Negro damapa. Using anti-actin monoclonal antibodies, a 42-kDa polypeptide was identified in plant extracts. After two-dimensional SDS-PAGE analysis and Western blotting of actin fractions enriched using(More)
In this paper, for the first time, an equivalent circuit electrical model is integrated with a two-state thermal model to form an electro-thermal model for cylindrical lithium ion batteries. The parameterization of such model for an A123 26650 LiFePO4 cylindrical battery is presented. The resistances and capacitances of the equivalent circuit model are(More)
Temperature monitoring is a critical issue for lithium ion batteries. Since only the surface temperature of the battery can be measured, a thermal model is needed to estimate the core temperature, which can be higher and hence more critical. In this paper, an on-line parameter identification scheme is designed for a cylindrical lithium ion battery thermal(More)
The effects of carbohydrate availability, carbohydrate source, nutrient availability and illumination on germination and early development of Bletia purpurea (Orchidaceae) seeds were investigated using asymbiotic seed germination. Of special interest was determining the minimum nutritional and light requirements for the completion of germination.(More)