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LTE-Advanced

LTE-Advanced

By: Sassan Ahmadi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2013

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This book is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years. The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for...

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Designing Embedded Systems with 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers and MikroC

Designing Embedded Systems with 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers and MikroC

By: Dogan Ibrahim

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2013

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The new generation of 32-bit PIC microcontrollers can be used to solve the increasingly complex embedded system design challenges faced by engineers today. This book teaches the basics of 32-bit C programming, including an introduction to the PIC 32-bit C compiler. It includes a full description of the architecture of 32-bit PICs and their applications, along with coverage of the relevant development and debugging tools. Through a series of fully realized example projects, Dogan Ibrahim demonstrates how engineers can harness the power of this new technology to optimize their embedded...

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Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

By: K. G. Swift; J. D. Booker

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 15-FEB-2013

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Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook provides engineers and designers with process knowledge and the essential technological and cost data to guide the selection of manufacturing processes early in the product development cycle. Building on content from the authors’ earlier introductory Process Selection guide, this expanded handbook begins with the challenges and benefits of identifying manufacturing processes in the design phase and appropriate strategies for process selection. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to concise coverage of different manufacturing processes,...

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Analysis of Turbulent Flows with Computer Programs, 3rd Edition

Analysis of Turbulent Flows with Computer Programs, 3rd Edition

By: Tuncer Cebeci

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

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Analysis of Turbulent Flows is written by one of the most prolific authors in the field of CFD. Professor of Aerodynamics at SUPAERO and Director of DMAE at ONERA, Professor Tuncer Cebeci calls on both his academic and industrial experience when presenting this work. Each chapter has been specifically constructed to provide a comprehensive overview of turbulent flow and its measurement. Analysis of Turbulent Flows serves as an advanced textbook for PhD candidates working in the field of CFD and is essential reading for researchers, practitioners in industry and MSc and MEng students....

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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition

Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition

By: Ronald DiPippo

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2012

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Now in its 3e, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader's understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience. Important new chapters cover Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems. New, international case studies provide practical, hands-on knowledge. Provides...

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Understanding Automotive Electronics, 7th Edition

Understanding Automotive Electronics, 7th Edition

By: William Ribbens

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Understanding Automotive Electronics is the first port of call for control engineers, system engineers and electronic engineers in the automotive industry needing a thorough grounding in automotive electronics and control. From simple automotive electronic circuits to the latest developments in telematics, active safety, entertainment and communications, the book is also an ideal resource for more senior automotive engineers without a background in electronics or control needing to work in the area or supervise specialists. Thoroughly updated throughout, this new edition moves away...

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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, 2nd Edition

Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, 2nd Edition

By: J.Y. Wong

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 20-OCT-2009

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This book will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development ? recreational, agricultural, construction, military ? this book equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction. The only book to cover the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, a rapidly developing sector...

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MATLAB® by Example

MATLAB® by Example

By: Munther Gdeisat; Francis Lilley

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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MATLAB By Example guides the reader through each step of writing MATLAB programs. The book assumes no previous programming experience on the part of the reader, and uses multiple examples in clear language to introduce concepts and practical tools. Straightforward and detailed instructions allow beginners to learn and develop their MATLAB skills quickly. The book consists of ten chapters, discussing in detail the integrated development environment (IDE), scalars, vectors, arrays, adopting structured programming style using functions and recursive functions, control flow, debugging,...

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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

By: Seishu Tojo; Tadashi Hirasawa

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2013

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Researchers, students and engineers working with biofuels and biomass are increasingly expected to comprehend a new holistic systems perspective that begins with wise crop breeding and cultivation techniques and informs the entire conversion to energy process. This volume provides diverse examples of successfully implemented sustainable biomass research in Asia, highlighting the challenges faced by designers of new biomass production facilities and tips on how to develop approaches to overcome them. In addition to providing an authoritative guide on the utilization of the authors’ sample...

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General Aviation Aircraft Design

General Aviation Aircraft Design

By: Snorri Gudmundsson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 03-SEP-2013

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Find the right answer the first time with this useful handbook of preliminary aircraft design. Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realistic aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics such as sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize...

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Sustainability, Energy and Architecture

Sustainability, Energy and Architecture

By: Ali Sayigh

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2013

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This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar...

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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3rd Edition

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3rd Edition

By: Aldo V. da Rosa

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2012

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With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. This new third edition of the classic text highlights advances in this vital area, which are...

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Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities

Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities

By: Nasir El Bassam; Preben Maegaard; Marcia Schlichting

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and...

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Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment

Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment

By: Jan Kleissl

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2013

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Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment is a vital text for solar energy professionals, addressing a critical gap in the core literature of the field.  As major barriers to solar energy implementation, such as materials cost and low conversion efficiency, continue to fall, issues of intermittency and reliability have come to the fore. Scrutiny from solar project developers and their financiers on the accuracy of long-term resource projections and grid operators’ concerns about variable short-term power generation have made the field of solar forecasting and resource assessment...

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Electromagnetic Surface Waves

Electromagnetic Surface Waves

By: John Polo; Tom Mackay; Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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For decades, the surface-plasmon-polariton wave guided by the interface of simple isotropic materials dominated the scene. However, in recent times research on electromagnetic surface waves guided by planar interfaces has expanded into new and exciting areas. In the 1990's research focused on advancing knowledge of the newly discovered Dyakonov wave. More recently, much of the surface wave research is motivated by the proliferation of nanotechnology and the growing number of materials available with novel properties. This book leads the reader from the relatively simple...

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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition

By: Ivan Kaminow; Tingye Li; Alan E. Willner

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-MAY-2013

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Optical Fiber Telecommunications VI (A&B) is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers...

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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA, 6th Edition

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA, 6th Edition

By: Ivan Kaminow; Tingye Li; Alan E Willner

Publisher: Academic Press

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Optical Fiber Telecommunications VI (A&B) is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers...

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Tire and Vehicle Dynamics, 3rd Edition

Tire and Vehicle Dynamics, 3rd Edition

By: Hans Pacejka

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 12-APR-2012

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The definitive book on tire mechanics by the acknowledged world expert Covers everything you need to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modeling and its practical application Written by the acknowledged world authority on the topic and the name behind the most widely used model, Pacejka’s ‘Magic Formula’ Updated with the latest information on new and evolving tire models to ensure you can select the right model for your needs, apply it appropriately and understand its limitations In this well-known resource, leading...

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Safety Design for Space Operations

Safety Design for Space Operations

By: Firooz Allahdadi; Isabelle Rongier; Paul Wilde; Tommaso Sgobba

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2013

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Endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and drawing on the expertise of the world’s leading experts in the field,  Safety Design for Space Operations provides the practical how-to guidance and knowledge base needed to facilitate effective launch-site and operations safety in line with current regulations. With information on space operations safety design currently disparate and difficult to find in one place, this unique reference brings together essential material on: Best design practices relating to space operations, such as the...

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Computation of Supersonic Flow over Flying Configurations

Computation of Supersonic Flow over Flying Configurations

By: Adriana Nastase

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2010

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This high-level aerospace reference book will be useful for undergraduate and graduate students of engineering, applied mathematics and physics. The author provides solutions for three-dimensional compressible Navier-Stokes layer subsonic and supersonic flows. * Computational work and experimental results show the real-world application of computational results * Easy computation and visualization of inviscid and viscous aerodynamic characteristics of flying configurations * Includes a fully optimized and integrated design for a proposed supersonic transport aircraft ...