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Handbook of Mems for Wireless and Mobile Applications

Handbook of Mems for Wireless and Mobile Applications

By: D Uttamchandani

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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The increasing demand for mobile and wireless sensing necessitates the use of highly integrated technology featuring small size, low weight, high performance and low cost: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) can meet this need. The Handbook of MEMS for wireless and mobile applications provides a comprehensive overview of radio frequency (RF) MEMS technologies and explores the use of these technologies over a wide range of application areas. Part one provides an introduction to the use of RF MEMS as an enabling technology for wireless applications. Chapters review RF MEMS technology...

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RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

By: Erick Jones; Christopher Chung

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 04-MAY-2011

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Now that RFID technology has come of age and there are numerous choices, the challenge has become how to select the right one for the job. A practical reference on the workings of RFID and Auto-ID technologies such as satellite tags and barcodes and their integration into logistics initiatives, this book covers background, history, and current applications. It delineates a decision model for choosing RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. It covers integrating and developing RFID and Auto-ID applications, traditional planning and logistics, military UID requirements, and future research. ...

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Telecommunication Networks

Telecommunication Networks

By: Eugenio Iannone

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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The book outlines the current state of the telecommunications network and the different alternatives for its evolution. The author systematically reviews the network design problem and underlines the links between different aspects. This reference presents the engineering knowledge needed to construct a network evolution strategy. It examines the elements influencing telecommunications network evolution and their interdependence, and it provides a complete review of the architecture alternatives. Content ranges from high-level architectural elements to component physics, with a focus on...

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Communication Architectures for Systems-on-Chip

Communication Architectures for Systems-on-Chip

By: José Ayala

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-MAR-2011

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This book covers the current communication architectures that are implemented in manufactured systems-on-chip, as well as those that are being proposed to overcome the existing limitations. The text addresses well-established communication buses and less-common networks on chip, along with modern technologies that propose the use of carbon nano tubes and optical links to speed up data transfer and increase both security levels and quality of service. Contributors address on-chip transaction security involving critical information and the mechanisms to protect from an external attack,...

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Digital Communication Systems

Digital Communication Systems

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-FEB-2013

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This new text offers up-to-date coverage on the principles of digital communications, focusing on core principles and relating theory to practice. Numerous examples, worked out in detail, have been included to help the student develop an intuitive grasp of the theory. The text also incorporates MATLAB-based computer experiments throughout, as well as themed examples and an abundance of homework problems. ...

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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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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

Insert Date: 12-APR-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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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...

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Rough Cuts
The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

By: Richard Lyons; D. Lee Fugal

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 02-APR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. How signal processing works: clear, simple explanations in plain English Breakthrough DSP applications: from smartphones to healthcare and beyond Covers both digital and analog signals An indispensable resource for tech writers, marketers, managers, and other nonengineers Complete glossary of terminology and acronyms The Complete DSP Guide for Businesspeople and Nontechnical Professionals Digital signal processing (DSP) technology is everywhere—each time you use a smartphone, tablet, or computer; play an MP3; watch a...

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Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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Providing an extensive overview of the radio resource management problem in femtocell networks, this invaluable book considers both code division multiple access femtocells and orthogonal frequency-division multiple access femtocells. In addition to incorporating current research on this topic, the book also covers technical challenges in femtocell deployment, provides readers with a variety of approaches to resource allocation and a comparison of their effectiveness, explains how to model various networks using Stochastic geometry and shot noise theory, and much more. ...

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Home Area Networks and IPTV

Home Area Networks and IPTV

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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The field of Home Area Networks (HAN), a dedicated residential subset of LAN technologies for home-based use, is fast becoming the next frontier for the communications industry. This book describes the various technologies involved in the implementation of a HAN: high-speed Internet connections, indoor implementations, services, software, and management packages. It also reviews multimedia applications (which are increasingly the most important and complex aspects of most HANs) with a detailed description of IPTV technology. It highlights the main technologies used for HANs: information...

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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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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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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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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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Mobile Networks Architecture

Mobile Networks Architecture

By: Andre Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-FEB-2012

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This book explains the evolutions of architecture for mobiles and summarizes the different technologies: - 2G: the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network and the EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) evolution; - 3G: the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network and the HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) evolutions: - HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), - HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), - HSPA+; - 4G: the EPS (Evolved Packet System) network. The telephone service and data transmission are the...