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Biological Identification

Biological Identification

By: R. Paul Schaudies

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Biological identification systems are a vital component in countering the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. It is essential that such systems are fast, accurate, reliable and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book provides a detailed review of the technologies available and the potential for future developments. Part one covers the essentials of DNA and RNA sequencing for the identification of pathogens, including next generation sequencing (NGS),...

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Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

By: Ming L. Wang; Jerome P. Lynch; Hoon Sohn

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-APR-2014

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Sensors for civil infrastructure performance assessment and health monitoring have evolved significantly over the past decade with advances through high speed and low-cost electronic circuits, advances in fabrication and manufacturing methodologies, use of novel “smart” materials, and development of highly efficient signal validation and processing methods. Volume 1 describes sensing hardware and data collection covering a variety of sensors, including fiber optic systems, acoustic emission, piezoelectric sensors, electromagnetic sensors, ultrasonic methods, radar and millimeter wave...

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High Acid Crudes

High Acid Crudes

By: James G. Speight

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2014

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High Acid Crudes quickly gets the refinery manager and all other relative personnel up to date on this particular type of feedstock by providing an overview and relevant details of the identification of high acid crudes and their influence on the refinery’s process units, especially regarding corrosion potential. Covering the types, effects on the various refining units, and proper acid stripping techniques, High Acid Crudes effectively trains refinery personnel with a quick reference guide for day-to-day use in today’s refineries. Due to their discounted value but potential for...

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Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control

Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control

By: Debasish Mondal; Abhijit Chakrabarti; Aparajita Sengupta

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control presents a detailed analysis of the problem of severe outages due to the sustained growth of small signal oscillations in modern interconnected power systems. The ever-expanding nature of power systems and the rapid upgrade to smart grid technologies call for the implementation of robust and optimal controls. Power systems that are forced to operate close to their stability limit have resulted in the use of control devices by utility companies to improve the performance of the transmission system against commonly occurring power...

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Friction Stir Superplasticity for Unitized Structures

Friction Stir Superplasticity for Unitized Structures

By: Zongyi Ma; Rajiv S. Mishra

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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This book describes the fundamentals and potential applications of ‘friction stir superplasticity for unitized structures’. Conventional superplastic forming of sheets is limited to the thickness of 3 mm because the fine grained starting material is produced by rolling. Friction stir superplasticity has grown rapidly in the last decade because of the effectiveness of microstructural refinement. The thickness of the material remains almost constant, and that allows for forming of thick sheets/plates, which was not possible before. The field has reached a point where designers have...

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Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems

Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems

By: S. Chakraverty

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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For various scientific and engineering problems, how to deal with variables and parameters of uncertain value is an important issue. Full analysis of the specific errors in measurement, observations, experiments, and applications are vital in dealing with the parameters taken to simplify the problem. Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems aims to provide the reader with basic concepts for soft computing and other methods for various means of uncertainty in handling solutions, analysis, and applications. This book is an essential reference work...

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Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology, 2nd Edition

Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology, 2nd Edition

By: Richard Leach

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 17-MAY-2014

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Working at the nano-scale demands an understanding of the high-precision measurement techniques that make nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing possible. This new edition of Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology provides a road map and toolkit for metrologists engaging with the rigor of measurement and data analysis at the nano-scale, from the fundamentals of precision measurement, to different measurement and characterization techniques. This book is an essential guide for the emerging nanomanufacturing and nanofabrication sectors, where measurement and...

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Renewable Energy System Design

Renewable Energy System Design

By: Ziyad Salameh

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2014

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The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing on engineering, design, and operating principles that engineers can follow in order to successfully design more robust and efficient renewable energy systems. Written by Dr. Ziyad Salameh, an expert with over thirty years of teaching, research, and design experience, Renewable Energy System Design provides readers with the "nuts and bolts" of photovoltaic, wind energy,...

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Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build

Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build

By: Jennifer Hudson

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 11-OCT-2010

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Interior Architecture provides an in-depth study of the creative and construction processes behind 30 contemporary interior designs. Covering a broad range of international projects, the book illustrates the working methods and creative concerns of both long-established and emerging international designers. Every stage of the project is included, from the demands of the original brief, through early sketches and design development to investigation of building regulations and collaboration with engineers, contractors, builders, and suppliers. Each project is presented through an...

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Innovative Houses

Innovative Houses

By: Avi Friedman

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the non-traditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority. This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live/work;...

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Structural Engineering for Architects

Structural Engineering for Architects

By: Peter Evans; William McLean; Peter Silver

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 18-FEB-2014

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This book provides an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures. It aids the development of an intuitive understanding of structural engineering, bringing together technical and design issues. The book is divided into four sections: "Structures in nature" looks at structural principles found in natural objects. "Theory" covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. "Structural prototypes" includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by...

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Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors

Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors

By: Tom Francke; Vladimir Peskov

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Study of nature and the world around us has been a primary motivation for scientists and researchers for centuries. Advanced methods in the study of elementary particles have led to even greater discoveries in recent years. Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors focuses on the analysis and use of various gas detection systems, providing a detailed description of some of the most commonly used gas detectors and the science behind them. From early detectors to modern tools and techniques, this book will be of particular use to practitioners and researchers...

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Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies

Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies

By: Ramona Trestian; Gabriel-Miro Muntean

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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In the ever-evolving telecommunication industry, technological improvements alone are not able to keep up with the significant growth of mobile broadband traffic. As such, new research on communications networks is necessary to keep up with rising demand. Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies addresses the problems of broadband, broadcast, and cellular coexistence, including the increasing number of advanced mobile users and their bandwidth demands. This book will serve as a link between academia and industry, serving students, researchers, and industry...

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UHF RFID Technologies for Identification and Traceability

UHF RFID Technologies for Identification and Traceability

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an electronic tagging technology that allows an object, place or person to be automatically identified at a distance without a direct line-of-sight using a radio wave exchange. Applications include inventory tracking, prescription medication tracking and authentication, secure automobile keys, and access control for secure facilities. This book begins with an overview of UHF RFID challenges describing the applications, markets, trades and basic technologies. It follows this by highlighting the main features distinguishing UHF (860MHz-960MHz)...

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Power System Monitoring and Control

Power System Monitoring and Control

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2014

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Power System Monitoring and Control presents a comprehensive overview of the basic principles and key technologies for the monitoring, protection, and control of contemporary wide-area power systems. Provides an updated and comprehensive reference for researcher and engineers working on wide-area power system monitoring and control (PSMC) Links fundamental concepts of PSMC, advanced metering and control theory/techniques, and practical engineering considerations Covers PSMC problem understanding, design, practical aspects, and timely topics such as smart/microgrid control and...

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Semantics in Mobile Sensing

Semantics in Mobile Sensing

By: Zhixian Yan; Dipanjan Chakraborty

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The dramatic progress of smartphone technologies has ushered in a new era of mobile sensing, where traditional wearable on-body sensors are being rapidly superseded by various embedded sensors in our smartphones. For example, a typical smartphone today, has at the very least a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, triaxial accelerometer, and gyroscope. Alongside, new accessories are emerging such as proximity, magnetometer, barometer, temperature, and pressure sensors. Even the default microphone can act as an acoustic sensor to track noise exposure for example. These sensors act as a "lens" to understand...

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Partial Update Least-Square Adaptive Filtering

Partial Update Least-Square Adaptive Filtering

By: Bei Xie; Tamal Bose

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Adaptive filters play an important role in the fields related to digital signal processing and communication, such as system identification, noise cancellation, channel equalization, and beamforming. In practical applications, the computational complexity of an adaptive filter is an important consideration. The Least Mean Square (LMS) algorithm is widely used because of its low computational complexity ($O(N)$) and simplicity in implementation. The least squares algorithms, such as Recursive Least Squares (RLS), Conjugate Gradient (CG), and Euclidean Direction Search (EDS), can converge...

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Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing TI MSP430

Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing TI MSP430

By: Steven Barrett; Daniel Pack

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 02-MAR-2011

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This book provides a thorough introduction to the Texas Instruments MPS430 microcontroller. The MPS430 is a 16-bit reduced instruction set (RISC) processor that features ultra low power consumption and integrated digital and analog hardware. Variants of the MPS430 microcontroller have been in production since 1993. This provides for a host of MPS430 products including evaluation boards, compilers, and documentation. A thorough introduction to the MPS430 line of microcontrollers, programming techniques, and interface concepts are provided along with considerable tutorial information with many...

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Face Recognition in Adverse Conditions

Face Recognition in Adverse Conditions

By: Maria De Marsico; Michele Nappi; Massimo Tistarelli

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Facial recognition software has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few decades, with error rates decreasing significantly within the past ten years. Though this is true, conditions such as poor lighting, obstructions, and profile-only angles have continued to persist in preventing wholly accurate readings. Face Recognition in Adverse Conditions examines how the field of facial recognition takes these adverse conditions into account when designing more effective applications by discussing facial recognition under real world PIE variations, current applications, and the future of the...

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Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-APR-2014

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Introduces both the fundamentals of time dependent differential equations and their numerical solutions Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations delves into the underlying mathematical theory needed to solve time dependent differential equations numerically. Written as a self-contained introduction, the book is divided into two parts to emphasize both ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs). Beginning with ODEs and their approximations, the authors provide a crucial presentation of fundamental notions, such as...