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Markov Decision Processes in Artificial Intelligence

Markov Decision Processes in Artificial Intelligence

By: Olivier Sigaud; Olivier Buffet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

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Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) are a mathematical framework for modeling sequential decision problems under uncertainty as well as Reinforcement Learning problems. Written by experts in the field, this book provides a global view of current research using MDPs in Artificial Intelligence. It starts with an introductory presentation of the fundamental aspects of MDPs (planning in MDPs, Reinforcement Learning, Partially Observable MDPs, Markov games and the use of non-classical criteria). Then it presents more advanced research trends in the domain and gives some concrete examples using...

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Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems

Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems

By: Daniel Simon; Ye-Qiong Song; Christophe Aubrun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2010

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This book describes co-design approaches, and establishes the links between the QoC (Quality of Control) and QoS (Quality of Service) of the network and computing resources. The methods and tools described in this book take into account, at design level, various parameters and properties that must be satisfied by systems controlled through a network. Among the important network properties examined are the QoC, the dependability of the system, and the feasibility of the real-time scheduling of tasks and messages. Correct exploitation of these approaches allows for efficient design,...

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Rotating Electrical Machines

Rotating Electrical Machines

By: René Le Doeuff; Mohamed El Hadi Zaïm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2010

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In this book a general matrix-based approach to modeling electrical machines is promulgated. The model uses instantaneous quantities for key variables and enables the user to easily take into account associations between rotating machines and static converters (such as in variable speed drives). General equations of electromechanical energy conversion are established early in the treatment of the topic and then applied to synchronous, induction and DC machines. The primary characteristics of these machines are established for steady state behavior as well as for variable speed...

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Discrete Stochastic Processes and Optimal Filtering, 2nd Edition

Discrete Stochastic Processes and Optimal Filtering, 2nd Edition

By: Jean-Claude Bertein; Roger Ceschi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 26-JAN-2010

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Optimal filtering applied to stationary and non-stationary signals provides the most efficient means of dealing with problems arising from the extraction of noise signals. Moreover, it is a fundamental feature in a range of applications, such as in navigation in aerospace and aeronautics, filter processing in the telecommunications industry, etc. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this area, discussing random and Gaussian vectors, outlining the results necessary for the creation of Wiener and adaptive filters used for stationary signals, as well as examining Kalman filters...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Embedded Control

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Embedded Control

By: Rogelio Lozano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2010

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This book presents the basic tools required to obtain the dynamical models for aerial vehicles (in the Newtonian or Lagrangian approach). Several control laws are presented for mini-helicopters, quadrotors, mini-blimps, flapping-wing aerial vehicles, planes, etc. Finally, this book has two chapters devoted to embedded control systems and Kalman filters applied for aerial vehicles control and navigation. This book presents the state of the art in the area of UAVs. The aerodynamical models of different configurations are presented in detail as well as the control strategies which are...

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Supervision and Safety of Complex Systems

Supervision and Safety of Complex Systems

By: Nada Matta; Yves Vandenboomgaerde; Jean Arlat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2012

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This book presents results of projects carried out by both scientific and industry researchers into the techniques to help in maintenance, control, supervision and security of systems, taking into account the technical environmental and human factors. This work is supported by the Scientific Group GIS 3SGS. It is a collaborative work from 13 partners (academic and industrial) who have come together to deal with security problems. The problems and techniques discussed mainly focus on stochastic and dynamic modeling, maintenance, forecasting, diagnosis, reliability, performance,...

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Measurements using Optic and RF Waves

Measurements using Optic and RF Waves

By: Frédérique de Fornel; Pierre-Noël Favennec

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-JAN-2010

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Scientific and technical knowledge for measurements in modern electromagnetism must be vast as our electromagnetic environment covers all frequencies and wavelengths. These measurements must be applied to fields as varied as nanotechnologies, telecommunications, meteorology, geolocalization, radioastronomy, health, biology, etc. In order to cover the multiple facets of the topic, this book sweeps the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from several hertz to terahertz; considers distances ranging from nanometers to light-years in optics; before extending towards the various measurement...

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Signal and Image Processing for Biometrics

Signal and Image Processing for Biometrics

By: Amine Naït-Ali; Régis Fournier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 20-AUG-2012

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The aim of this book is to deal with biometrics in terms of signal and image processing methods and algorithms. This will help engineers and students working in digital signal and image processing deal with the implementation of such specific algorithms. It discusses numerous signal and image processing techniques that are very often used in biometric applications. In particular, algorithms related to hand feature extraction, speech recognition, 2D/3D face biometrics, video surveillance and other interesting approaches are presented. Moreover, in some chapters, Matlab codes are provided...

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Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement

Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 23-MAR-2007

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This title presents the general principles of instrumentation processes. It explains the theoretical analysis of physical phenomena used by standard sensors and transducers to transform a physical value into an electrical signal. The pre-processing of these signals through electronic circuits - amplification, signal filtering and analog-to-digital conversion - is then detailed, in order to provide useful basic information. Attention is then given to general complex systems. Topics covered include instrumentation and measurement chains, sensor modeling, digital signal processing and...

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Non-standard Antennas

Non-standard Antennas

By: François Le Chevalier; Dominique Lesselier; Robert Staraj

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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This book aims at describing the wide variety of new technologies and concepts of non-standard antenna systems - reconfigurable, integrated, terahertz, deformable, ultra-wideband, using metamaterials, or MEMS, etc, and how they open the way to a wide range of applications, from personal security and communications to multifunction radars and towed sonars, or satellite navigation systems, with space-time diversity on transmit and receive. A reference book for designers in this lively scientific community linking antenna experts and signal processing engineers. ...

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Radio Engineering: From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio

Radio Engineering: From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio

By: Jacques Palicot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-SEP-2011

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Software radio ideally provides the opportunity to communicate with any radio communication standard by modifying only the software, without any modification to hardware components. However, taking into account the static behavior of current communications protocols, the spectrum efficiency optimization, and flexibility, the radio domain has become an important factor. From this thinking appeared the cognitive radio paradigm. This evolution is today inescapable in the modern radio communication world. It provides an autonomous behavior to the equipment and therefore the adaptation of...

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Ferroelectric Dielectrics Integrated on Silicon

Ferroelectric Dielectrics Integrated on Silicon

By: Emmanuel Defaÿ

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2011

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This book describes up-to-date technology applied to high-K materials for More Than Moore applications, i.e. microsystems applied to microelectronics core technologies. After detailing the basic thermodynamic theory applied to high-K dielectrics thin films including extrinsic effects, this book emphasizes the specificity of thin films. Deposition and patterning technologies are then presented. A whole chapter is dedicated to the major role played in the field by X-Ray Diffraction characterization, and other characterization techniques are also described such as Radio frequency...

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Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineering

By: Mathieu Mory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2011

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The book aims at providing to master and PhD students the basic knowledge in fluid mechanics for chemical engineers. Applications to mixing and reaction and to mechanical separation processes are addressed. The first part of the book presents the principles of fluid mechanics used by chemical engineers, with a focus on global theorems for describing the behavior of hydraulic systems. The second part deals with turbulence and its application for stirring, mixing and chemical reaction. The third part addresses mechanical separation processes by considering the dynamics of particles in a...

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Competitive Inteligence 2.0: Organization, Innovation and Territory

Competitive Inteligence 2.0: Organization, Innovation and Territory

By: Luc Quoniam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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The recent "concept of 2.0", a consequence of "Web 2.0", discusses the emergence of a new style, emancipated from the Web, which finds applications in all areas of social activity: management, innovation, education , organization, territory, etc. This book considers the implications of the changing paradigm for competitive, economic and territorial intelligence applied to innovation, value creation and enhancement of territories. Competitive intelligence is therefore in the "2.0" and its values: perpetual beta, user-generated content, social relations, etc., horizontality, a renewed...

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics

By: J. Paolo Davim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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The term Mechatronics is a combination of the words "mechanics" and "electronics". It is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design and implementation. Mechatronics systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics. The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automated devices (e.g. robots) from an engineering perspective, thinking about the design of products and manufacturing processes. Today, mechatronics is having a significant and increasing impact on engineering - in...

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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals: Theory and Design

Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals: Theory and Design

By: Jean-Marc Laheurte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals deals with compact microwave antennas and, more specifically, with the planar version of these antennas. Planar antennas are the most appropriate type of antenna in modern communication systems and more generally in all applications requiring miniaturization, integration and conformation such as in mobile phone handsets. The book is suitable for students, engineers and scientists eager to understand the principles of planar and small antennas, their design and fabrication issues, and modern aspects such as UWB antennas,...

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Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

By: Ricardo Caferra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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Logic and its components (propositional, first-order, non-classical) play a key role in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. While a large amount of information exists scattered throughout various media (books, journal articles, webpages, etc.), the diffuse nature of these sources is problematic and logic as a topic benefits from a unified approach. Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence utilizes this format, surveying the tableaux, resolution, Davis and Putnam methods, logic programming, as well as for example unification and subsumption. For non-classical logics,...

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Tools for Signal Compression: Applications to Speech and Audio Coding

Tools for Signal Compression: Applications to Speech and Audio Coding

By: Nicolas Moreau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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This book presents tools and algorithms required to compress/uncompress signals such as speech and music. These algorithms are largely used in mobile phones, DVD players, HDTV sets, etc. In a first rather theoretical part, this book presents the standard tools used in compression systems: scalar and vector quantization, predictive quantization, transform quantization, entropy coding. In particular we show the consistency between these different tools. The second part explains how these tools are used in the latest speech and audio coders. The third part gives Matlab programs simulating...

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Emotion-Oriented Systems

Emotion-Oriented Systems

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2011

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The Affective Computing domain, term coined by Rosalind Picard in 1997, gathers several scientific areas such as computer science, cognitive science, psychology, design and art. The humane-machine interaction systems are no longer solely fast and efficient. They aim to offer to users affective experiences: user's affective state is detected and considered within the interaction; the system displays affective state; it can reason about their implication to achieve a task or resolve a problem. In this book, we have chosen to cover various domains of research in emotion-oriented systems. Our...

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Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics: The TLM Method

Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics: The TLM Method

By: Pierre Saguet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2012

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The aim of this book is to give a broad overview of the TLM (Transmission Line Matrix) method, which is one of the "time-domain numerical methods". These methods are reputed for their significant reliance on computer resources. However, they have the advantage of being highly general. The TLM method has acquired a reputation for being a powerful and effective tool by numerous teams and still benefits today from significant theoretical developments. In particular, in recent years, its ability to simulate various situations with excellent precision, including complex materials, has been...