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NFC mit Android und Arduino

NFC mit Android und Arduino

By: Tim Igoe; ;

Publisher: O'Reilly Verlag

Publication Date: 24-JUL-2014

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Near Field Communications (NFC) ist eine Übertragungstechnik zum kontaktlosen Datenaustausch per Funktechnik über kurze Strecken. Praktisch jedes Android-Smartphone ist mit einem NFC-Modul ausgestattet. Das Buch erläutert den Einsatz dieser rasant wachsenden Technologie mit zahlreichen Anwendungsbeispielen, mit Beispiel-Code, Übungen und Schritt-für-Schritt-Projektanleitungen. Der Leser erfährt, wie eigene NFC-Anwendungen für das Android-Smartphone, für den Arduino und Embedded-Linux-Geräte erstellt werden....

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Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems

Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems

By: Amanda Stent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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An informative and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in natural language generation (NLG) for interactive systems, this guide serves to introduce graduate students and new researchers to the field of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, while inspiring them with ideas for future research. Detailing the techniques and challenges of NLG for interactive applications, it focuses on the research into systems that model collaborativity and uncertainty, are capable of being scaled incrementally, and can engage with the user effectively. A range of real-world case...

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Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission

Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission

By: Richard E. Blahut

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2003

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The need to transmit and store massive amounts of data reliably and without error is a vital part of modern communications systems. Error-correcting codes play a fundamental role in minimising data corruption caused by defects such as noise, interference, crosstalk and packet loss. This book provides an accessible introduction to the basic elements of algebraic codes, and discusses their use in a variety of applications. The author describes a range of important coding techniques, including Reed-Solomon codes, BCH codes, trellis codes, and turbocodes. Throughout the book, mathematical...

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Modern Small Antennas

Modern Small Antennas

By: Kyohei Fujimoto; Hisashi Morishita

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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If you are involved in designing and developing small antennas, this complete, cutting-edge guide covers everything you need to know. From fundamentals and basic theory to design optimization, evaluation, measurements and simulation techniques, all the essential information is included. You will also get many practical examples from a range of wireless systems, whilst a glossary is provided to bring you up to speed on the latest terminology. A wide variety of small antennas is covered, and design and practice steps are described for each type: electrically small, functionally small,...

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Rough Cuts
Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications

Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications

By: Theodore S. Rappaport; Robert W. Heath Jr.; Robert C. Daniels; James N. Murdock

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 05-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 03-JUL-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. The Definitive, Comprehensive Guide to Cutting-Edge Millimeter Wave Wireless Design Millimeter wave (mmWave) is today’s breakthrough frontier for emerging wireless mobile cellular networks, wireless local area networks, personal area networks, and vehicular communications. In the near future, mmWave products, systems, theories, and devices will come together to deliver mobile data rates thousands of times faster than today’s existing cellular and WiFi networks. In Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications, four of the field’s pioneers...

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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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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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Bistatic SAR/GISAR/FISAR Geometry, Signal Models and Imaging Algorithms

Bistatic SAR/GISAR/FISAR Geometry, Signal Models and Imaging Algorithms

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-JAN-2014

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Bistatic radar consists of a radar system which comprises a transmitter and receiver which are separated by a distance comparable to the expected target distance. This book provides a general theoretical description of such bistatic technology in the context of synthetic aperture, inverse synthetic aperture and forward scattering radars from the point of view of analytical geometrical and signal formation as well as processing theory. Signal formation and image reconstruction algorithms are developed with the application of high informative linear frequency and phase code modulating...

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Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing

By: Wen-Chen Hu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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The development of new information and communication technologies has a considerable impact on the way humans interact with each other and their environment. The proper use of these technologies is an important consideration in the success of modern human endeavors. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing explores some of the latest advances in wireless communication technologies, making use of empirical research and analytical case studies to evaluate best practices in the discipline. This book will provide insight into the next generation...

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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition

A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition

By: Skip Pizzi; Graham Jones

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-APR-2014

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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers is the leading publication on the basics of broadcast technology. Whether you are new to the industry or do not have an engineering background, this book will give you a comprehensive primer of television, radio, and digital media relating to broadcast—it is your guide to understanding the technical world of radio and television broadcast engineering. It covers all the important topics such as DTV, IBOC, HD, standards, video servers, editing, electronic newsrooms, and more. This long-awaited fourth edition includes new standards and...

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Chaotic Signals in Digital Communications

Chaotic Signals in Digital Communications

By: Marcio Eisencraft; Romis Attux; Ricardo Suyama

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2013

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Researchers have proposed many promising chaos-based applications in communications. Although these schemes work well in almost ideal environments, the presence of additive noise, distortion, or delay usually found in realistic environments brings unsatisfactory bit error rates when compared to conventional communication systems. Bridging theory and practice, this book presents a toolbox of techniques for researchers working to implement chaos-based communications systems. It also explores applications in areas as diverse as optical communications, channel equalization, noise/spectral...

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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. ...