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Communication and Networking in Smart Grids

Communication and Networking in Smart Grids

By: Yang Xiao

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-APR-2012

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This book describes state-of-the-art approaches and novel technologies for communication networks in smart grids. Examining how contemporary grid networks are developed and deployed, it discusses how communication and networking will play significant roles in building future smart grids. The text explains power delivery and other services provided by Smart Grid. Other topics covered include management of locally generated powers in micro grids, communication network design, SCADA, smart meters, communication architecture, and ontology-based resource description and discovery framework for...

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Spacecraft Formation Flying

Spacecraft Formation Flying

By: Kyle Alfriend; Srinivas Rao Vadali; Pini Gurfil; Jonathan How; Louis Breger

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 16-NOV-2009

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Spacecraft formation flying (SFF) is of huge importance to the aerospace and space community. Not the stuff of science-fiction, SFF involves flying multiple small satellites together, to deliver benefits which far outweigh a single larger craft or space station. The first autonomous formation flying earth science mission was in 196 and NASA now has 35 SFF mission sets. By networking several smaller and cheaper craft, scientists can make simultaneous measurements that enable higher resolution astronomical imagery, provide robust and fault-tolerant spacecraft system architectures, and...

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Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society

Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society

By: Justyna Zander; Pieter Mosterman

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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This book discusses various aspects of computational science and engineering in combination with applied science. It highlights sustainability to demonstrate how computation can improve different aspects of life. The editors provide a collection of numerous computation-related projects that form a foundation from which to cross-pollinate between different disciplines and further extensive collaboration. They present a clear and profound understanding of computing in today's world. The detailed application examples provide the reader with contributions that behold approaches to provide...

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Vistas in Nanofabrication

Vistas in Nanofabrication

By: Faiz Rahman

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2012

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This book provides several examples of how diverse nanofabrication techniques are being used by researchers across the world to fabricate useful materials and devices. A number of research groups present their cutting-edge work on fabricating a variety of nanoscale structures such as split rings, wires, gaps, trenches and holes. The innovative techniques described in this book will be of interest to all who are engaged in research and development of nanofabrication technologies. The book mainly covers application areas in electronics and photonics but the techniques are general enough to...

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Electricity Markets and Power System Economics

Electricity Markets and Power System Economics

By: Deqiang Gan; Donghan Feng; Jun Xie

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 08-NOV-2013

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With the theories and rules of electricity markets developing rapidly, it’s difficult for beginners to start learning and difficult for those in the field to keep up. Bringing together information previously scattered among various journals and scholarly articles, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of development in the electricity market. It introduces the fundamental principles of power system operation so that even those with a basic understanding can benefit from the book. It includes a series of consistent mathematical models of market operation of power...

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Intelligent Sensor Networks: The Integration of Sensor Networks, Signal Processing and Machine Learning

Intelligent Sensor Networks: The Integration of Sensor Networks, Signal Processing and Machine Learning

By: Fei Hu; Qi Hao

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 15-DEC-2012

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In the last decade, wireless or wired sensor networks have attracted much attention. However, most designs target general sensor network issues including protocol stack (routing, MAC, etc.) and security issues. This book focuses on the close integration of sensing, networking, and smart signal processing via machine learning. Based on their world-class research, the authors present the fundamentals of intelligent sensor networks. They cover sensing and sampling, distributed signal processing, and intelligent signal learning. In addition, they present cutting-edge research results from...

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Quantum Optics for Engineers

Quantum Optics for Engineers

By: F.J. Duarte

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-NOV-2013

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This book is a concise and comprehensive presentation of numerous fundamental concepts related to the light nature and its interaction with matter. The Dirac approach is used in the description of optics, population inversion, laser gain, and polarization. The book provides insight into practical laser and quantum mechanics. It also explains the use of quantum mathematics which is required to understand the photon as it is used in real systems. Practical, real-world, worked-out examples are used throughout as well as interferometric calculations using MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>. ...

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Introduction to Reversible Computing

Introduction to Reversible Computing

By: Kalyan Perumalla

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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Collecting scattered knowledge into one coherent account, this book provides a compendium of both classical and recently developed results on reversible computing. It offers an expanded view of the field that includes the traditional energy-motivated hardware viewpoint as well as the emerging application-motivated software approach. It explores up-and-coming theories, techniques, and tools for the application of reversible computing. The topics covered span several areas of computer science, including high-performance computing, parallel/distributed systems, computational theory,...

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Model-Based Tracking Control of Nonlinear Systems

Model-Based Tracking Control of Nonlinear Systems

By: Elzbieta Jarzebowska

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 17-JUL-2012

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To support the control design process, this book presents model-based control techniques for nonlinear, constrained systems. It covers constructive control design methods with an emphasis on modeling constrained systems, generating dynamic control models, and designing tracking control algorithms for the models. The author shows how system modeling and control theory are both essential to control design projects. She discusses kinematics and dynamic model formulation, describes the design of control algorithms, and presents a new tracking control strategy architecture. Numerous examples,...

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Random Light Beams: Theory and Applications

Random Light Beams: Theory and Applications

By: Olga Korotkova

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2013

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This book provides an overview of recent discoveries in random beams and outlines possible uses of these beams in imaging, tomography, and smart illumination. The book presents the research that has changed the field from purely theoretical trends to applications that allow communications and remote sensing of random media for optical communications with LiDAR systems. It covers modification of polarization properties beams, along with two of the most important applications of random beams: communications and LiDAR systems. MATLAB® simulation codes are included. ...

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Concise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases

Concise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases

By: Karl F. Schmid

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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This is the first up-to-date, comprehensive reference on building construction terms and phrases to have been published in recent years. The coverage will be wide ranging from familiar terms like "concrete" to arcane terms like "elutriator." Entries are explained in terms of their use in specific types of construction. Common construction math formulas are also explained. The book will provide ample resources for further reference and study, including listings of relevant associations and societies, as well as governmental agencies involved with the construction industry....

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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 23-DEC-2013

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Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects. The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include: Getting Started with Electronics Working with Basic Components Working with Integrated Circuits Getting into Alternating Current Working with Radio and Infrared Doing Digital Electronics Working with Basic Stamp Processors Building Special Effects With nearly 900 pages of instruction, Electronics All-in-One For Dummies covers all the bases and...

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Tubular Combustion

Tubular Combustion

By: Satoru Ishizuka; Derek Dunn-Rankin

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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Tubular combustors are cylindrical tubes where flame ignition and propagation occur in a spatially confined, highly controlled environment, in a nearly flat, elongated geometry. This allows for some unique advantages where extremely even heat dispersion is required over a large surface while still maintaining fuel efficiency. Tubular combustors also allow for easy flexibility in type of fuel source, allowing for quick changeover to meet various needs and changing fuel pricing. This new addition to the MP sustainable energy series will provide the most up-to-date research on tubular...

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Mass Transport in Solids and Fluids

Mass Transport in Solids and Fluids

By: David S. Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2000

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The field of matter transport is central to understanding the processing of materials and their subsequent mechanical properties. While thermodynamics determines the final state of a material system, it is the kinetics of mass transport that governs how it gets there. This book, first published in 2000, gives a solid grounding in the principles of matter transport and their application to a range of engineering problems. The author develops a unified treatment of mass transport applicable to both solids and liquids. Traditionally matter transport in fluids is considered as an extension of...

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Ultra-wideband RF System Engineering

Ultra-wideband RF System Engineering

By: Thomas Zwick; Werner Wiesbeck; Jens Timmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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This comprehensive summary of the state of the art in Ultra Wideband (UWB) system engineering takes you through all aspects of UWB design, from components through the propagation channel to system engineering aspects. Mathematical tools and basics are covered, allowing for a complete characterisation and description of the UWB scenario, in both the time and the frequency domains. UWB MMICs, antennas, antenna arrays, and filters are described, as well as quality measurement parameters and design methods for specific applications. The UWB propagation channel is discussed, including a...

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Principles of Digital Communication

Principles of Digital Communication

By: Robert G. Gallager

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2008

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The renowned communications theorist Robert Gallager brings his lucid writing style to the study of the fundamental system aspects of digital communication for a one-semester course for graduate students. With the clarity and insight that have characterized his teaching and earlier textbooks, he develops a simple framework and then combines this with careful proofs to help the reader understand modern systems and simplified models in an intuitive yet precise way. A strong narrative and links between theory and practice reinforce this concise, practical presentation. The book begins with...

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Scaling

Scaling

By: Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2003

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Many phenomena in nature, engineering or society when seen at an intermediate distance, in space or time, exhibit the remarkable property of self-similarity: they reproduce themselves as scales change, subject to so-called scaling laws. It's crucial to know the details of these laws, so that mathematical models can be properly formulated and analysed, and the phenomena in question can be more deeply understood. In this 2003 book, the author describes and teaches the art of discovering scaling laws, starting from dimensional analysis and physical similarity, which are here given a modern...

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Self-Organized Criticality

Self-Organized Criticality

By: Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-JAN-1998

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Self-organized criticality (SOC) is based upon the idea that complex behavior can develop spontaneously in certain multi-body systems whose dynamics vary abruptly. This book is a clear and concise introduction to the field of self-organized criticality, and contains an overview of the main research results. The author begins with an examination of what is meant by SOC, and the systems in which it can occur. He then presents and analyzes computer models to describe a number of systems, and he explains the different mathematical formalisms developed to understand SOC. The final chapter...

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The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors

The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors

By: John H. Davies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-DEC-1997

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The composition of modern semiconductor heterostructures can be controlled precisely on the atomic scale to create low-dimensional systems. These systems have revolutionised semiconductor physics, and their impact on technology, particularly for semiconductor lasers and ultrafast transistors, is widespread and burgeoning. This book provides an introduction to the general principles that underlie low-dimensional semiconductors. As far as possible, simple physical explanations are used, with reference to examples from actual devices. The author shows how, beginning with fundamental results...

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An Introduction to Composite Materials, Second Edition

An Introduction to Composite Materials, Second Edition

By: D. Hull; T. W. Clyne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-1996

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This edition has been greatly enlarged and updated to provide both scientists and engineers with a clear and comprehensive understanding of composite materials. In describing both theoretical and practical aspects of their production, properties and usage, the book crosses the borders of many disciplines. Topics covered include: fibres, matrices, laminates and interfaces; elastic deformation, stress and strain, strength, fatigue crack propagation and creep resistance; toughness and thermal properties; fatigue and deterioration under environmental conditions; fabrication and applications....