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Disturbance Observer-Based Control: Methods and Applications

Disturbance Observer-Based Control: Methods and Applications

By: Shihua Li; Jun Yang; Wen-Hua Chen; Xisong Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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One of the first books on DOBC, Disturbance Observer Based Control: Methods and Applications presents novel theory results and best practices for applications in motion and process control that have already benefited numerous organizations. Providing authoritative guidance in the areas of disturbance estimation and compensation for practical engineering systems, the book includes coverage of theoretic methods and practical applications of disturbance estimation and compensation for control systems through a DOBC approach. It considers applications in flight control systems, motion control...

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Introduction to Elementary Computational Modeling: Essential Concepts, Principles, and Problem Solving

Introduction to Elementary Computational Modeling: Essential Concepts, Principles, and Problem Solving

By: Jose Garrido

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2011

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With an emphasis on problem solving, this book introduces the fundamental principles of computational modeling. The author provides case studies, along with an overview of computational models and their development. The first part of the text presents the basic concepts of models and techniques for designing and implementing problem solutions. It applies standard pseudo-code constructs and flowcharts for designing models. The second part covers model implementation with basic programming constructs using MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>, Octave, and FreeMat. Examples demonstrate the computation and...

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Make: More Electronics

Make: More Electronics

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Publisher: Maker Media, Inc

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

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Want to learn even more about electronics in a fun, hands-on way? If you finished the projects in Make: Electronics, or if you're already familiar with the material in that book, you're ready for Make: More Electronics. Right away, you'll start working on real projects, and you'll explore all the key components and essential principles through the book's collection of experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them!This book picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you'll learn about comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift...

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Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

By: Paul Slade

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances in electrical contact science and technology, including current research on contact corrosion, materials, and switching. Three new chapters address the effects of dust contamination, electronic sensing for switching systems, and contact phenomena for micro-electronic systems (MEMS) applications. Containing nearly 3,000 references, tables, equations, figures, drawings, and photographs, the book provides practical examples covering everything from electronic circuits to high...

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Handbook of Luminescent Semiconductor Materials

Handbook of Luminescent Semiconductor Materials

By: Leah Bergman; Jeanne McHale

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-SEP-2011

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This handbook explains how photoluminescence spectroscopy is a powerful and practical analytical tool for revealing the fundamentals of light interaction and, thus, the optical properties of semiconductors. The book shows how luminescent semiconductors are used in lasers, photodiodes, infrared detectors, light-emitting diodes, solid-state lamps, solar energy, and biological imaging. It introduces basic semiconductor theory and photoluminescence principles, discusses the optical properties of wide-bandgap semiconductors, presents research on narrow-bandgap semiconductors and solid-state...

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Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition

Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition

By: J.C. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-JUL-2011

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Using detailed examples that illustrate how to calculate and analyze various aspects of the power system without relying on computer analysis, this book provides comprehensive coverage of both theory and practice in fundamental areas of power system analysis, including power flow, short-circuit computations, harmonics, machine modeling, equipment rating, reactive power control, and optimization. The second edition reflects new advancements and changes in both national and international standards. Comprehensive yet easy to read, the text also features two new chapters on arc flash hazard...

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Semiconductors: Integrated Circuit Design for Manufacturability

Semiconductors: Integrated Circuit Design for Manufacturability

By: Artur Balasinski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 08-SEP-2011

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The direction of integrated circuit design (ICD) continues to gradually evolve. Focusing on economic rather than technical aspects, this book explains the concept of ICD for manufacturability and its major steps: product definition, design, layout, and manufacturing. Exploring the return-on-investment for ICD for manufacturing, the text presents realistic test cases of product challenges, examines possible solutions, and then demonstrates how to choose and implement the right strategy. The author carefully considers the technical and economical tradeoffs of ICD for manufacturing based on...

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Energy-Aware Memory Management for Embedded Multimedia Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

Energy-Aware Memory Management for Embedded Multimedia Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

By: Florin Balasa; Dhiraj Pradhan

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 16-NOV-2011

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Providing an algebraic framework for memory management tasks, this book illustrates how to optimize energy consumption in memory subsystems using CAD solutions. It covers data-dependence analysis techniques, memory size estimation methods, extensions of mapping approaches, and memory banking approaches. The book shows how these techniques are used to evaluate the data storage of an application, reduce dynamic and static energy consumption, design energy-efficient address generation units, and much more. The algorithmic style of the text should help readers create prototype software tools...

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Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning, Second Edition

Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning, Second Edition

By: Gerald Marshall; Glenn Stutz

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2011

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Revealing the fundamentals of light beam deflection control, factors in image fidelity and quality, and the newest technological developments currently impacting scanner system design and applications, this second edition highly practical reference reviews elements of laser beam characterization and describes optical systems for laser scanners. Featuring a logical chapter organization, authoritative yet accessible writing, hundreds of supporting illustrations, and contributions from 27 international subject specialists, this book affords a valuable range of perspectives as well as global...

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Near Field Communications Handbook

Near Field Communications Handbook

By: Syed Ahson; Mohammad Ilyas

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2011

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Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about a decimeter. The technology is a simple extension of the ISO 14443 proximity-card standard (contact less card, RFID) that combines the interface of a smartcard and a reader into a single device with practical implications. A complete reference for NFC, this handbook provides technical information about all aspects of NFC, as well as applications. It covers basic concepts as well as research grade material and includes a discussion...

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An Introduction to Quantum Optics: Photon and Biphoton Physics

An Introduction to Quantum Optics: Photon and Biphoton Physics

By: Yanhua Shih

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2011

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Designed as a stand-alone text, An Introduction to Quantum Optics presents the theoretical concepts and experimental techniques involved in modern quantum optics. This book reviews basic theory and experimental evidence for the quantization of light, addressing such advanced concepts as entanglement and two-photon phenomena. It examines the devices and experimental procedures used to test theories and considers higher-level ideas including coherent and squeezed states, atom-field interaction, electromagnetically induced transparency, and lasing without inversion. Aimed at senior...

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Advances in Computers

Advances in Computers

By: Atif Memon

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of significant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field. In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology Well-known authors and researchers in the field Extensive...

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A Dangerous Business: The U.S. Navy and the National Reconnaissance During the Cold War

A Dangerous Business: The U.S. Navy and the National Reconnaissance During the Cold War

By: John R. Schindler

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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This brochure celebrates the dedication of the U.S. Navy memorial at National Vigilance Park. It is hoped that it will provide readers with a glimpse into a world that was long hidden from view, a world of dedication, heroism and sacrifice. This brochure outlines the history of Naval aerial reconnaissance during the Cold War, and commemorates the many veterans of that long, secret struggle, especially the sailors who gave their lives.  ...

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In the Forefront of Foreign Missile and Space Intelligence History of the Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC), 1960-2010

In the Forefront of Foreign Missile and Space Intelligence History of the Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC), 1960-2010

By: Richard L. Bernard

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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Although little known to the public at large, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center (DEFSMAC) serves in the forefront of U.S. missile and space intelligence. The Center coordinates the collection of intelligence information on foreign missiles and satellites from the ground, from the sea, and from aerospace based upon intelligence requirements. The Center personnel then analyze the initial collection results and provide intelligence reporting based on the information. ...

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Dedication and Sacrifice: National Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

Dedication and Sacrifice: National Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

By: History and Publications Staff

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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During the Cold War, various intelligence programs were created to acquire the information needed for effective defense planning. Among them were programs of aerial reconnaissance to collect both photographic intelligence and signals intelligence. ...

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Near Field Communication

Near Field Communication

By: Sheli McHugh; Kristen Yarmey

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Near Field Communication is a radio frequency technology that allows objects, such as mobile phones, computers, tags, or posters, to exchange information wirelessly across a small distance. This report on the progress of Near Field Communication reviews the features and functionality of the technology and summarizes the broad spectrum of its current and anticipated applications. We explore the development of NFC technology in recent years, introduce the major stakeholders in the NFC ecosystem, and project its movement toward mainstream adoption. Several examples of early implementation of NFC...

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High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

High-Frequency Integrated Circuits

By: Voinigescu Sorin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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A transistor-level, design-intensive overview of high speed and high frequency monolithic integrated circuits for wireless and broadband systems from 2 GHz to 200 GHz, this comprehensive text covers high-speed, RF, mm-wave and optical fiber circuits using nanoscale CMOS, SiGe BiCMOS and III-V technologies. Step-by-step design methodologies, end-of-chapter problems and practical simulation and design projects are provided, making this an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in circuit design. With an emphasis on device-circuit topology interaction and optimization,...

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Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0

Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0

By: San Murugesan

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2009

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As the Web continues to evolve, advances in Web technology forge many new applications that were not previously feasible, resulting in new usage paradigms in business, social interaction, governance, and education. The Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications is a comprehensive reference source on next-generation Web technologies and their applications. This in-depth two volume collection covers the latest aspects and applications of Web technologies including the introduction of virtual reality commerce systems, the importance of social...

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Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

By: Michael Gelfond; Yulia Kahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Knowledge representation and reasoning is the foundation of artificial intelligence, declarative programming, and the design of knowledge-intensive software systems capable of performing intelligent tasks. Using logical and probabilistic formalisms based on answer set programming (ASP) and action languages, this book shows how knowledge-intensive systems can be given knowledge about the world and how it can be used to solve non-trivial computational problems. The authors maintain a balance between mathematical analysis and practical design of intelligent agents. All the concepts, such as...

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Stochastic Networks

Stochastic Networks

By: Frank Kelly; Elena Yudovina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Communication networks underpin our modern world, and provide fascinating and challenging examples of large-scale stochastic systems. Randomness arises in communication systems at many levels: for example, the initiation and termination times of calls in a telephone network, or the statistical structure of the arrival streams of packets at routers in the Internet. How can routing, flow control and connection acceptance algorithms be designed to work well in uncertain and random environments? This compact introduction illustrates how stochastic models can be used to shed light on important...