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Optical Biomimetics

Optical Biomimetics

By: M Large

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-SEP-2012

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Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic structures, Optical biomimetics goes on to discuss optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin, polarisation effects in natural photonic structures and their applications, and biomimetic...

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Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry

Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry

By: D Caldwell

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 03-DEC-2012

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The implementation of robotics and automation in the food sector offers great potential for improved safety, quality and profitability by optimising process monitoring and control. Robotics and automation in the food industry provides a comprehensive overview of current and emerging technologies and their applications in different industry sectors. Part one introduces key technologies and significant areas of development, including automatic process control and robotics in the food industry, sensors for automated quality and safety control, and the development of machine vision systems....

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Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

By: M Mueller; H Polinder

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2013

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Wind turbine gearboxes present major reliability issues, leading to great interest in the current development of gearless direct-drive wind energy systems. Offering high reliability, high efficiency and low maintenance, developments in these direct-drive systems point the way to the next generation of wind power, and Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems is an authoritative guide to their design, development and operation. Part one outlines electrical drive technology, beginning with an overview of electrical generators for direct drive systems. Principles of...

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Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods

Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods

By: Nandan Sinha; N. Ananthkrishnan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2013

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Aimed at junior and senior undergraduate students, this book covers recent developments in airplane flight dynamics and introduces bifurcation and continuation methods as a tool for flight dynamics analysis. Designed to help the student make the transition from classroom calculations to the real-world of computational flight dynamics, it presents an updated version of the aerodynamic model with the corrected definition of the rate (dynamic) derivatives. ...

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Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

By: Wolfgang Birkfellner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2014

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Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, this second edition of a bestseller delivers an ideal introduction to medical image processing, presenting key principles and algorithms using simple MATLAB® Octave scripts. It not only discusses data storage, transformations, segmentation, rendering, registration, and reconstruction, but also contains a chapter on clinical applications and an image-guided therapy tutorial. Including examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy, the text is beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer...

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Make: Sensors

Make: Sensors

By: ; ; Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc

Publication Date: 28-MAY-2014

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Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature,...

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Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

By: Shekhar Guha; Leonel Gonzalez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2013

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This book provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. The book also includes MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. ...

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Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence

Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence

By: Jesus Mena

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2011

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Increasingly, crimes and fraud are digital in nature, occurring at breakneck speed and encompassing large volumes of data. To combat this unlawful activity, knowledge about the use of machine learning technology and software is critical. This volume integrates an assortment of deductive and instructive tools, techniques, and technologies to arm professionals with the tools they need to be prepared and stay ahead of the game. It is a practical guide on how to conduct forensic investigations using self-organizing clustering map (SOM) neural networks, text extraction, and rule generating...

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Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition

Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition

By: William Thue

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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Fully updated, this third edition addresses the design, application, and preparation of terminating and splicing cables. The book provides methods for testing shielded power cable systems in the field and shows how conductor material, size, and design depend on ampacity, voltage regulation, and other factors. It also covers the up-to-date methods of design, manufacture, installation, and operation of power cables. Written for professionals and students, this book emphasizes low and medium voltages because they comprise the quantity of cable in service throughout the world. This reference...

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Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants

Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants

By: Thomas Baker

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-SEP-2011

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A very helpful tool for solving circuit protection problems, this book presents and simplifies the theory and 132 calculations that electrical engineers typically need to understand in order to support operations, maintenance, and betterment projects for generating stations and other large industrial facilities. The book begins with a cursory review or refresher of basic electrical theory. It then provides additional insights into electrical theory and sets the conventions that will be utilized throughout the remainder of the book. ...

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Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

By: Zhengming Wang; Dongyun Yi; Xiaojun Duan; Jing Yao; Defeng Gu

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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This book discusses the theories, methods, and application techniques of the measurement data mathematical modeling and parameter estimation. It seeks to build a bridge between mathematical theory and engineering practice in the measurement data processing field so theoretical researchers and technical engineers can communicate. It is organized with abundant materials, such as illustrations, tables, examples, and exercises. The authors create examples to apply mathematical theory innovatively to measurement and control engineering. Not only does this reference provide theoretical...

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Nano-CMOS Gate Dielectric Engineering

Nano-CMOS Gate Dielectric Engineering

By: Hei Wong

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 28-NOV-2011

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Covering the physics, materials, devices, and fabrication processes for high-k gate dielectric materials, this text systematically describes how the fundamental electronic structures and other material properties of the transition and rare earth metals affect the electrical properties of the dielectric films, the dielectric/silicon and the dielectric/metal gate interfaces, and the resulting device properties. Specific topics include the problems and solutions encountered with high-k material thermal stability, defect density, and poor initial interface with silicon substrate. The text also...

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Gaseous Electronics: Tables, Atoms, and Molecules

Gaseous Electronics: Tables, Atoms, and Molecules

By: Gorur Raju

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-DEC-2011

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A critical resource for established universities, researchers, industrial laboratories, and research institutions, this reference is a consolidation of most of the data on the atoms and molecules available in literature today. It pulls together information from electrical engineering, electronics, power and high-voltage engineering, physics, and mechanical engineering. Written entirely in SI units, the book includes hundreds of tables, figures, and specially drawn charts, with data expressed in both tabular and graphical form. Each chapter stands independently and contains references for...

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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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Linear Electric Machines, Drives, and MAGLEVs Handbook

Linear Electric Machines, Drives, and MAGLEVs Handbook

By: Ion Boldea

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2013

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This state-of-the-art handbook covers most progressive and oscillatory linear electric machines (LEMs), drives, and MAGLEVS. It discusses basic and advanced modeling, steady state, transients, control, design, and testing of linear machines and drives with numerous case studies related to representative applications. Readers get ready-to-use knowledge of the analysis, design, control, testing, and ordering of linear electric machines, drives, and Maglevs to suit best various applications from people movers to industrial transport and linear oscillatory machines (loudspeakers, plunger...

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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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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

By: Xianxia Yuan; Hansan Liu; Jiujun Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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In this volume, leading international specialists share their knowledge and insights on recent advances in the fundamental theories, experimental methods, and research achievements of lithium-ion battery technology. Along with coverage of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the book focuses on the technical progress and challenges of cathode materials, anode materials, electrolytes, and separators. It also presents numerical modeling and theoretical calculations, discusses the design of safe and powerful lithium-ion batteries, and describes approaches for enhancing the performance of...

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Digital Communication Systems

Digital Communication Systems

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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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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Sustainability in Engineering Design

Sustainability in Engineering Design

By: Anthony Johnson; Andy Gibson

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Designed for use in engineering design courses, and as a reference for industry professionals learning sustainable design concepts and practical methods, Sustainability in Engineering Design focuses on designers as the driving force behind sustainable products. This book introduces sustainability concepts and explains the application of sustainable methods to the engineering design process. The book also covers important design topics such as project and team management, client management, performance prediction, and the social and environmental effects of sustainable engineering...

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Army Security Agency Aerial Reconnaissance: Mission and Sacrifice

Army Security Agency Aerial Reconnaissance: Mission and Sacrifice

By: History and Publications Staff

Publisher: Center for Cryptologic History, NSA

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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Monograph covering the origins and mission of aerial reconnaissance in the Army Security Agency (ASA). ...