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Electrical and Computer Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TK1-9971 (Electrical and Computer Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Computational texture and patterns : from textons to deep learning / Kristin J. Dana
    TK 7882 P3D253 2018eb
    Visual pattern analysis is a fundamental tool in mining data for knowledge. Computational representations for patterns and texture allow us to summarize, store, compare, and label in order to learn about the physical world. Our ability to capture visual imagery with cameras and sensors has resulted in vast amounts of raw data, but using this information effectively in a task-specific manner requires sophisticated computational representations. We enumerate specific desirable traits for these representations: (1) intraclass invariance--to support recognition; (2) illumination and geometric invariance for robustness to imaging conditions; (3) support for prediction and synthesis to use the model to infer continuation of the pattern; (4) support for change detection to detect anomalies and perturbations; and (5) support for physics-based interpretation to infer system properties from appearance. In recent years, computer vision has undergone a metamorphosis with classic algorithms adapting to new trends in deep learning. This text provides a tour of algorithm evolution including pattern recognition, segmentation and synthesis. We consider the general relevance and prominence of visual pattern analysis and applications that rely on computational models.

  • Computer techniques for dynamic modeling of DC-DC power converter / Farzin Asadi
    TK 7872 C8A822 2018eb

    Computers play an important role in the analyzing and designing of modern DC-DC power converters. This book shows how the widely used analysis techniques of averaging and linearization can be applied to DC-DC converters with the aid of computers. Obtained dynamical equations may then be used for control design.

    The book is composed of two chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on the extraction of control-to-output transfer function. A second-order converter (a buck converter) and a fourth-order converter (a Zeta converter) are studied as illustrative examples in this chapter. Both ready-to-use software packages, such as PLECS® and MATLAB® programming, are used throught this chapter.

    The input/output characteristics of DC-DC converters are the object of considerations in Chapter 2. Calculation of input/output impedance is done with the aid of MATLAB® programming in this chapter. The buck, buck-boost, and boost converter are the most popular types of DC-DC converters and used as illustrative examples in this chapter.

    This book can be a good reference for researchers involved in DC-DC converters dynamics and control.

  • Robust control of DC-DC converters : the Kharitonov's theorem approach with MATLAB codes / Farzin Asadi
    TK 7872 C8A827 2018eb

    DC-DC converters require negative feedback to provide a suitable output voltage or current for the load. Obtaining a stable output voltage or current in the presence of disturbances like input voltage changes and/or output load changes seems impossible without some form of control.

    This book shows how simple controllers such as Proportional-Integral (PI) can turn into a robust controller by correct selection of its parameters. Kharitonov's theorem is an important tool toward this end.

    This book consist of two parts. The first part shows how one can obtain the interval plant model of a DC-DC converter. The second part introduces the Kharitonov's theorem. Kharitonov's theorem is an analysis tool rather than a design tool. Some case studies show how it can be used as a design tool.

    The prerequisite for reading this book is a first course on feedback control theory and power electronics.

  • Synthesis of quantum circuits vs. synthesis of classical reversible circuits / Alexis De Vos, Stijn De Baerdemacker, and Yvan Van Rentergem
    TK 7888.4 V677 2018eb

    At first sight, quantum computing is completely different from classical computing. Nevertheless, a link is provided by reversible computation.

    Whereas an arbitrary quantum circuit, acting on 𝑤 qubits, is described by an 𝑛 × 𝑛 unitary matrix with 𝑛=2𝑤, a reversible classical circuit, acting on 𝑤 bits, is described by a 2𝑤 × 2𝑤 permutation matrix. The permutation matrices are studied in group theory of finite groups (in particular the symmetric group 𝐒𝑛); the unitary matrices are discussed in group theory of continuous groups (a.k.a. Lie groups, in particular the unitary group U(𝑛)).

    Both the synthesis of a reversible logic circuit and the synthesis of a quantum logic circuit take advantage of the decomposition of a matrix: the former of a permutation matrix, the latter of a unitary matrix. In both cases the decomposition is into three matrices. In both cases the decomposition is not unique.

  • Dead in the Water : Global Lessons from the World Bank's Model Hydropower Project in Laos / edited by Bruce Shoemaker and William Robichaud
    TK 1513 L28 D43 2018eb

  • The Man Who Saw Tomorrow : The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky / Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett
    TK 140 O97 H63 2018eb

    The first full-length biography of a brilliant, self-taught inventor whose innovations in information and energy technology continue to shape our world.

    The Economist called Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922-2012) "the Edison of our age," but this apt comparison doesn't capture the full range of his achievements. As an independent, self-educated inventor, Ovshinsky not only created many important devices but also made fundamental discoveries in materials science. This book offers the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue to fuel our post-industrial economy.

    In The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett tell the story of an unconventional genius with no formal education beyond high school who invented, among other things, the rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries that have powered everything from portable electronics to hybrid cars, a system for mass-producing affordable thin-film solar panels, and rewritable CDs and DVDs. His most important discovery, the Ovshinsky effect, led to a paradigm shift in condensed matter physics and yielded phase-change memory, which is now enabling new advances in microelectronics. A son of the working class who began as a machinist and toolmaker, Ovshinsky focused his work on finding solutions to urgent social problems, and to pursue those goals, he founded Energy Conversion Devices, a unique research and development lab. At the end of his life, battered by personal and professional losses, Ovshinsky nevertheless kept working to combat global warming by making solar energy "cheaper than coal"--another of his many visions of a better tomorrow.

  • Satellite communications in the 5G era / edited by Shree Krishna, Symeon Chatzinotas and Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou
    TK 5103.2 S28 2018eb

    Satellite communications plays a vital role in ensuring seamless access to any telecommunications service anytime and anywhere, and is only a viable option for delivering telecommunication services in a wide range of sectors such as aeronautical, military, maritime, rescue and disaster relief. It should be an important component of 5G-and-beyond wireless architectures as it complements terrestrial telecommunication solutions in various scenarios and will ensure the expansion of the 5G ecosystem towards highly reliable and secure global wireless networks.

    Satellite Communications in the 5G Era explores promising scenarios for 5G Satellite Communications (SatCom), novel paradigms for satellite-terrestrial integration and emerging technologies for the next generation of satellite systems and hybrid/integrated satellite-terrestrial systems, and focuses on recent research efforts towards 5G and beyond.

    Topics covered include the role of SatComs in the 5G ecosystem; satellite use cases and scenarios for 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB); Software Defined Networking (SDN)-enabled SatCom networks for satellite-terrestrial integration; Network Function Virtualization (NFV)-based scenarios for satellite-terrestrial integration; propagation and system dimensions in extremely high frequency broadband aeronautical SatCom systems; link characterization and system perspective of the next generation non-geostationary SatCom systems; diversity combining and handover techniques in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites; powerful nonlinear countermeasures for multicarrier satellites; Software Defined Radio (SDR)-based multibeam satellite precoding demonstrator; beam-hopping systems for the next generation SatCom systems; optical on-off keying data links for low earth orbit downlink applications; ultra-high speed data relay systems; on-board processing for satellite-terrestrial integration; on-board interference detection and localization for SatComs; advanced random access schemes in SatComs; interference avoidance and mitigation techniques for hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks; dynamic spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial systems; and two-way satellite relaying.

  • Hand-based biometrics : methods and technology / edited by Martin Drahanský
    TK 7882 B56 H36 2018

    Hand-based biometrics identifies users by unique features in their hands, such as fingerprints, palmprints, hand geometry, and finger and palm vein patterns. This book explores the range of technologies and methods under development and in use for hand-based biometrics, with evaluations of the advantages and performance of each. The inclusion of significant material on the relevant aspects of the physiology of the hand is a particularly useful and innovative feature.

    Topics covered in this book include inner and outer hand physiology and diseases; nail structure and common disorders; fingerprint recognition; synthetic fingerprints; finger vein recognition; palm vein biometrics; hand shape recognition and palm print recognition; 3D hand shape recognition; and anti-spoofing and multispectral methods.

    With contributions from an international panel of experts in this field, Hand-Based Biometrics is essential reading for researchers, students and engineers working in biometrics and security.

  • Wireless power transfer : theory, technology, and applications / edited by Naoki Shinohara
    TK 3088 W57 2018eb

    Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) enables power to be transferred from a grid or storage unit to a device without the need for cable connections. This can be performed by inductive coupling of magnetic fields as well as by direct radiative transfer via beams of electromagnetic waves, commonly radiowaves, microwaves or lasers. Inductive coupling is the most widely used wireless technology with applications including charging handheld devices, RFID tags, chargers for implantable medical devices, and proposed systems for charging electric vehicles. Applications of radiative power transfer include solar power satellites and wireless powered drone aircraft.

    This book covers the very latest in theory and technology of both coupling and radiative wireless power transfer. Topics covered include the basic theory of inductive coupling and resonance coupling WPT; multi-hop WPT; circuit theory for wireless couplers; inverter/ rectifier technologies for WPT systems; basic theory of WPT via radio waves; technologies of antenna and phased array for WPT via radio waves; transmitter/rectifier technologies for WPT via radio waves; applications of coupling WPT for electric vehicle charging; applications of long-distance WPT; and biological interactions of electromagnetic fields and waves.

  • Power transformer condition monitoring and diagnosis / ed. by Ahmed Abu-Siada
    TK 2551 P67 2018eb

    Power transformers are a key asset for electricity utilities around the globe. However, aging populations of large power transformers require reliable monitoring and diagnostics techniques to extend the asset's lifetime and minimise the possibility of catastrophic failure. This book describes the most popular power transformer condition monitoring techniques from principles to practice.

    Topics covered include concepts and challenges in power transformer condition monitoring and diagnosis; dissolved gas analysis, measurements and interpretations; moisture analysis for power transformers; assessing degree of polymerisation value considering thermal ageing and paper moisture; frequency response analysis; monitoring of power transformers by mechanical oscillations; lifecycle management of power transformers in a new energy era; and other topics in power transformer asset management and remnant life. Each chapter covers the fundamentals and theory of the topic, and conveys techniques to measure relevant parameters and assess or interpret the results.

    Power Transformer Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis is essential reading for researchers in academia and industry involved with power transformer R&D, engineers in utilities working with equipment monitoring techniques, and advanced students in power engineering.

  • Design of embedded robust control systems using MATLAB®/Simulink® / Petko H. Petkov; Tsonyo N. Slavov and Jordan K. Kralev
    TK 7895 E42 P48 2018eb

    Robust control theory allows for changes in a system whilst maintaining stability and performance. Applications of this technique are very important for dependable embedded systems, making technologies such as drones and other autonomous systems with sophisticated embedded controllers and systems relatively common-place.

    The aim of this book is to present the theoretical and practical aspects of embedded robust control design and implementation with the aid of MATLAB® and SIMULINK®. It covers methods suitable for practical implementations, combining knowledge from control system design and computer engineering to describe the entire design cycle. Three extended case studies are developed in depth: embedded control of a tank physical model; robust control of a miniature helicopter; and robust control of two-wheeled robots.

    These are taken from the area of motion control but the book may be also used by designers in other areas. Some knowledge of Linear Control Theory is assumed and knowledge of C programming is desirable but to make the book accessible to engineers new to the field and to students, the authors avoid complicated mathematical proofs and overwhelming computer architecture technical details. All programs used in the examples and case studies are freely downloadable to help with the assimilation of the book contents.

  • Security and privacy in smart grid / Asmaa Abdallah, Xuemin Shen

  • Smart operation for power distribution systems : concepts and applications / Daniel Pinheiro Bernardon, Vinícius Jacques Garcia, editors

  • Data and energy integrated communication networks : a brief introduction / Jie Hu, Kun Yang

  • Web and big data : second International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2018, Macau, China, July 23-25, 2018, Proceedings. Yi Cai, Yoshiharu Ishikawa, Jianliang Xu (eds.)

  • Scalability patterns : best practices for designing high volume websites / Chander Dhall

  • Embedded systems technology : 15th National Conference, ESTC 2017, Shenyang, China, November 17-19, 2017, Revised selected papers / Yuanguo Bi, Gang Chen, Qingxu Deng, Yi Wang (eds.)

  • Smart grid and innovative frontiers in telecommunications : third International Conference, SmartGIFT 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, April 23-24, 2018, Proceedings / Peter Han Joo Chong, Boon-Chong Seet, Michael Chai, Saeed Ur Rehman (eds.)

  • Uniaxial stress technique and investigations of correlated electron systems / Mark Edward Barber

  • Biological magnetic materials and applications / Tadashi Matsunaga, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, David Kisailus, editors

  • Inside solid state drives (SSDs) / Rino Micheloni, Alessia Marelli, Kam Eshghi, editors

  • Semantic Web-based systems : quality assessment models / Sandeep Kumar, Niyati Baliyan

  • Defending IoT infrastructures with the Raspberry Pi monitoring and detecting nefarious behavior in real time / Chet Hosmer

  • Thermodynamics and synchronization in open quantum systems / Gonzalo Manzano Paule

  • Multisensor fusion and integration in the wake of big data, deep learning and cyber physical system : an edition of the selected papers from the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI 2017) / Sukhan Lee, Hanseok Ko, Songhwai Oh, editors

  • From Analogue to Digital Radio : Competition and Cooperation in the UK Radio Industry / JP Devlin

  • Web content credibility / Adam Wierzbicki

  • Future network systems and security : 4th International Conference, FNSS 2018, Paris, France, July 9-11, 2018, Proceedings / Robin Doss, Selwyn Piramuthu, Wei Zhou (eds.)

  • Piezo-active composites : microgeometry-sensitivity relations / Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Christopher R. Bowen, Paolo Bisegna

  • Crowdsourcing of sensor cloud services Azadeh Ghari Neiat, Athman Bouguettaya

  • Services -- SERVICES 2018 : 14th World Congress, held as part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018, Seattle, WA, USA, June 25-30, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Alvin Yang, Siva Kantamneni, Ying Li, Awel Dico, Xiangang Chen, Rajesh Subramanyan, Liang-Jie Zhang

  • Services computing -- SCC 2018 : 15th International Conference, held as part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018, Seattle, WA, USA, June 25-30, 2018, Proceedings / João Eduardo Ferreira, George Spanoudakis, Yutao Ma, Liang-Jie Zhang (eds.)

  • Web services -- ICWS 2018 : 25th International Conference, held as part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018, Seattle, WA, USA, June 25-30, 2018, Proceedings / Hai Jin, Qingyang Wang, Liang-Jie Zhang (eds.)

  • Pattern recognition : 10th Mexican Conference, MCPR 2018, Puebla, Mexico, June 27-30, 2018, Proceedings / José Francisco Martínez-Trinidad, Jesús Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa, José Arturo Olvera-López, Sudeep Sarkar (eds.)

  • Microwave, radar & RF engineering : with laboratory manual / Prakash Kumar Chaturvedi

  • Carbon and metal oxides based nanomaterials for flexible high performance asymmetric supercapacitors / Yating Hu

  • Prussian blue based batteries / María José Piernas Muñoz, Elizabeth Castillo Martínez

  • Service-oriented computing -- ICSOC 2017 Workshops : ASOCA, ISyCC, WESOACS, and Satellite Events, Málaga, Spain, November 13-16, 2017, revised selected papers / Lars Braubach, Juan M. Murillo, Nima Kaviani, Manuel Lama, Loli Burgueño, Naouel Moha, Marc Oriol (eds.)

  • Latent variable analysis and signal separation : 14th International Conference, LVA/ICA 2018, Guildford, UK, July 2-5, 2018 : proceedings / Yannick Deville, Sharon Gannot, Russell Mason, Mark D. Plumbley, Dominic Ward (eds.)
    TK 5102.9 L83 2018eb

  • The semantic web : 15th International Conference, ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 3-7, 2018 : proceedings / Aldo Gangemi, Roberto Navigli, Maria-Esther Vidal, Pascal Hitzler, Raphaël Troncy, Laura Hollink, Anna Tordai, Mehwish Alam (eds.)
    TK 5105.88815 E98 2018eb

  • Computer Networks 25th International Conference, CN 2018, Gliwice, Poland, June 19-22, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Piotr Gaj, Michał Sawicki, Grażyna Suchacka, Andrzej Kwiecień

  • Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services Methods, Models, Approaches, Techniques, Algorithms, and Tools / edited by Ivan Ganchev, R. D. van der Mei, Hans van den Berg

  • Information systems security and privacy : third International Conference, ICISSP 2017, Porto, Portugal, February 19-21, 2017, Revised selected papers / Paolo Mori, Steven Furnell, Olivier Camp (eds.)

  • Emerging wireless communication and network technologies : principle, paradigm and performance / Karm Veer Arya, Robin Singh Bhadoria, Narendra S. Chaudhari, editors

  • Sustainable electrical power resources through energy optimization and future engineering / Shaharin Anwar Sulaiman, Ramani Kannan, Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim, Nursyarizal Mohd Nor, editor

  • Practical NATS : from beginner to pro / Waldemar Quevedo

  • Power system transients : theory and applications / Akihiro Ametani, Naoto Nagaoka, Yoshihiro Baba, Teruo Ohno, Koichi Yamabuki
    TK 3226 A44 2017

    This new edition covers a wide area from transients in power systems--including the basic theory, analytical calculations, EMTP simulations, computations by numerical electromagnetic analysis methods, and field test results--to electromagnetic disturbances in the field on EMC and control engineering. Not only does it show how a transient on a single-phase line can be explained from a physical viewpoint, but it then explains how it can be solved analytically by an electric circuit theory. Approximate formulas, which can be calculated by a pocket calculator, are presented so that a transient can be analytically evaluated by a simple hand calculation. Since a real power line is three-phase, this book includes a theory that deals with a multi-phase line for practical application. In addition, methods for tackling a real transient in a power system are introduced. This new edition contains three completely revised and updated chapters, as well as two new chapters on grounding and numerical methods.

  • The Management of Risk to Society from Potential Accidents : The Main Report of the UKAEA Working Group on the Risks to Nuclear power plants--Risk assessment--Great Britain.Society from Potential Major Accidents / with an executive summary edited by F.R. Allen, A.R. Garlick, M.R. Hayns, A.R. Taig (SRD, AEA Technology, Culcheth, Cheshire, UK)
    TK 1362 G7M36 2018

  • Advances in imaging and sensing / edited by Shuo Tang, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Daryoosh Saeedkia, TeTechS Inc. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ; managing editor, Krzysztof Iniewski, Emerging Technologie
    TK 8315 A38 2017

    This introductory, yet in-depth, book explains the physical principles of electronic imaging and sensing and provides the reader with the information necessary to understand the design, operation, and practical applications of contemporary electronic imaging and sensing systems. The text has strong practical focus and contains examples of biomedical applications of optical electronic imaging and sensing. Each chapter draws upon the authors' extensive research, teaching, and industrial experience and provides a useful resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a convenient reference for scientists and engineers working in the field of electronic imaging and sensing.

  • Security and auditing of smart devices : managing Profiliferation of confidential data on corporate and BYOD devices / Sajay Rai, Philip Chukwuma, Richard Cozart
    TK 5105.59 R35 2017

    Most organizations have been caught off-guard with the proliferation of smart devices. The IT organization was comfortable supporting the Blackberry due to its ease of implementation and maintenance. But the use of Android and iOS smart devices have created a maintenance nightmare not only for the IT organization but for the IT auditors as well. This book will serve as a guide to IT and Audit professionals on how to manage, secure and audit smart device. It provides guidance on the handling of corporate devices and the Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) smart devices.

  • Multimedia communications and networking / Mario Marques da Silva
    TK 5105.6 S55 2012

    The result of decades of research and international project experience, Multimedia Communications and Networking provides authoritative insight into recent developments in multimedia, digital communications, and networking services and technologies. Supplying you with the required foundation in these areas, it illustrates the means that will allow for improved digital communications and networks.

    The book starts with a review of the fundamental concepts, requirements, and constraints in networks and telecommunications. It describes channel disturbances that can hinder system performance--including noise, attenuation, distortion, and interferences--and provides transmission techniques for mitigating these limitations.nbsp;Analyzing both cable and wireless transmission mediums, the book describes the network protocol architecture concept and includes coverage of twisted pairs, coaxial and optical fiber cables, wireless propagation, satellite communications, and terrestrial microwave systems. Facilitating the understanding required to participate in the development of current and next generation networks and services, this comprehensive reference:

    Examines the range of network interconnections and WAN/MAN technologies, including synchronous optical networks (SONET), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), and third and next generation cellular systems (3G and 4G) Describes local area network (LAN) theory and technology, including data link layers and virtual LANs Explores network and transport layers, such as addressing, routing protocols, and IPv4 and IPv6 algorithms Covers TCP/IP services and applications Investigates different authentication and cryptographic systems, including digital signature, SSL, TLS, IPSEC, and public key infrastructure

    Walking you through the planning, design, and development of multimedia, telecommunications, and networking systems, the book provides a quick and easy way to develop and refine the skills required in the field. It clearly explains the principles and corresponding techniques you need to know to implement network security. The many examples and end-of-chapter questions also make it suitable for undergraduate and graduate-level computer science and electrical engineering courses.

  • Microrheology with optical tweezers : principles and applications / edited by Manlio Tassieri
    TK 8360 O69M53 2016

    Thanks to the pioneering works of Ashkin and coworkers, optical tweezers (OTs) have become an invaluable tool for myriad studies throughout the natural sciences. Their success relies on the fact that they can be considered as exceptionally sensitive transducers that are able to resolve pN forces and nm displacements, with high temporal resolution, down to μs. Hence their application to study a wide range of biological phenomena such as measuring the compliance of bacterial tails, the forces exerted by a single motor protein, and the mechanical properties of human red blood cells and of individual biological molecules. The number of articles related to them totals to a whopping 58,000 (source Google Scholar)!

    Microrheology is a branch of rheology, but it works at micrometer length scales and with microliter sample volumes. Therefore, microrheology techniques have been revealed to be very useful tools for all those rheological/mechanical studies where rare or precious materials are employed, such as in biological and biomedical studies.

    The aim of this book is to provide a pedagogical introduction to the physics principles governing both the optical tweezers and their application in the field of microrheology of complex materials. This is achieved by following a linear path that starts from a narrative introduction of the "nature of light," followed by a rigorous description of the fundamental equations governing the propagation of light through matter. Moreover, some of the many possible instrumental configurations are presented, especially those that better adapt to perform microrheology measurements. In order to better appreciate the microrheological methods with optical tweezers explored in this book, informative introductions to the basic concepts of linear rheology, statistical mechanics, and the most popular microrheology techniques are also given. Furthermore, an enlightening prologue to the general applications of optical tweezers different from rheological purposes is provided at the end of the book.

  • Guided wave optics and photonic devices / edited by Shyamal Bhadra, Ajoy Ghatak
    TK 8306 G85 2013

    Guided Wave Optics and Photonic Devicesintroduces readers to a broad cross-section of topics in this area, from the basics of guided wave optics and nonlinear optics to biophotonics. The book is inspired by and expands on lectures delivered by distinguished speakers at a three-week school on guided wave optics and devices organized at the CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in Kolkata in 2011.

    An Introduction to Guided Wave Optics and Photonic Devices: Principles, Applications, and Future Directions

    The book discusses the concept of modes in a guided medium from first principles, emphasizing the importance of dispersion properties in optical fibers. It describes fabrication and characterization techniques of rare-earth-doped optical fibers for amplifiers and lasers, with an eye to future applications. Avoiding complex mathematical formalism, it also presents the basic theory and operational principles of fiber amplifiers and lasers. The book examines techniques for writing fiber Bragg gratings, which are of particular interest for smart sensing applications. A chapter focuses on the fundamental principles of Fourier optics and its implementation in guided wave optics.

    In addition, the book explains the critical phenomena of soliton dynamics and supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber, including its fabrication process and characteristics. It also looks at plasmonics in guided media and nonlinearity in stratified media--both key areas for future research. The last chapter explores the importance of lasers in biophotonic applications.

    Written by experts engaged in teaching, research, and development in optics and photonics, this reference brings together fundamentals and recent advances in one volume. It offers a valuable overview of the field for students and researchers alike and identifies directions for future research in guided wave and photonic device technology.

  • EDA for IC system design, verification, and testing / edited by Louis Scheffer, Luciano Lavagno, Grant Martin
    TK 7874 E26 2006
    Presenting a comprehensive overview of the design automation algorithms, tools, and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, the Electronic Design Automation for Integrated Circuits Handbook is available in two volumes. The first volume, EDA for IC System Design, Verification, and Testing, thoroughly examines system-level design, microarchitectural design, logical verification, and testing. Chapters contributed by leading experts authoritatively discuss processor modeling and design tools, using performance metrics to select microprocessor cores for IC designs, design and verification languages, digital simulation, hardware acceleration and emulation, and much more. Save on the complete set.

  • Advanced DC/DC converters / Fang Lin Luo and Hong Ye
    TK 7887.6 L86 2017

    DC/DC conversion techniques have undergone rapid development in recent decades. With the pioneering work of authors Fang Lin Luo and Hong Ye, DC/DC converters have now been sorted into their six generations, and by a rough count, over 800 different topologies currently exist, with more being developed each year. Advanced DC/DC Converters, Second Edition offers a concise, practical presentation of DC/DC converters, summarizes the spectrum of conversion technologies, and presents new ideas and more than 200 new topologies. Beginning with background material on DC/DC conversion, the book later discusses both voltage lift and super-lift converters. It then proceeds through each generation, including the groundbreaking sixth generation--converters developed by the authors that can be cascaded for high voltage transfer gain.

    This new edition updates every chapter and offers three new chapters. The introduction of the super-lift technique is an outstanding achievement in DC/DC conversion technology, and the ultra-lift technique and hybrid split-capacitor/inductor applied in Super-Lift Luo-Converters are introduced in Chapters 7 and 8. In Chapter 9, the authors have theoretically defined a new concept, Energy Factor (EF), researched the relations between EF and the mathematical modelling for power DC/DC converters, and demonstrated the modeling method for two converters. More than 320 figures, 60 tables, and 500 formulae allow the reader to more easily grasp the overall structure of advanced DC/DC converters, provide fast access to precise data, and help them to quickly determine the values of their own circuit components.

  • Efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) / Yi-Lu Chang
    TK 7871.89 L53C43 2016
    Following two decades of intense research globally, the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) has steadily emerged as the ultimate display technology of choice for the coming decades. Portable active matrix OLED displays have already become prevalent, and even large-sized ultra-high definition 4K TVs are being mass-produced. More exotic applications such as wearable displays have been commercialized recently. With the burgeoning success in displays, researchers are actively bringing the technology forward into the exciting solid-state lighting market.

    This book presents the knowledge needed for students and researchers from diverse disciplines to understand the underlying principles in OLED technology. It begins with a brief history and fundamental working principles of OLEDs. After introducing the fundamentals, it discusses more efficient OLED designs, as well as advanced strategies to enhance the performance. The text covers in detail important areas such as top-emission, p- and n-type doping, device stability, light extraction, and stacked white OLEDs. It also throws light on the current industry practice and major areas of focus in the near future.

  • Introduction to light emitting diode technology and applications / Gilbert Held
    TK 7871.89 L53H45 2009

    Recent improvements in LED technology have made them as ubiquitous as cell phones. In fact, LEDs light up almost all cell phones screens. The technology's myriad applications and low energy use have made it nearly impossible to get through daily chores without coming in contact with LEDs. Probable advances include increased ability of the technology to support more efficient lighting and enhanced communications. With balanced coverage of the basics and future developments, Introduction to LightEmitting Diode Technology and Applicationstakes you on a tour of the LED evolution.

    The book begins with a brief history of the effort to enable the device that generates light through modern organic LEDs and reviews the fundamentals and principles of light prior to a detailed explanation of how LEDs generate different colors. After forming this basic foundation, the book examines the key LEDs in lighting and communications. It then discusses the latest opportunities and advancements in high brightness (HB) LED technology, solid state lighting, and handheld electronic applications.

    As we approach a new decade the role of LEDs is literally set to explode, with organic light emitting diodes emerging as a leading next generation technology for electronic displays and lighting. Challenges still exist, including light extraction, luminosity, and white light generation, not to mention non-technical obstacles such as IP disputes and the lack of standards. This book provides a foundation for resolving these issues and developing new applications for LEDs in the promising general illumination market.

  • Microwave absorbing materials / Yuping Duan, Hongtao Guan
    TK 7876 D83 2017

    With the phenomenal development of electromagnetic wave communication devices and stealth technology, electromagnetic wave absorbing materials have been attracting attention as antielectromagnetic interference slabs, stealth materials, self-concealing technology, and microwave darkrooms.

    This book starts with the fundamental theory of electromagnetic wave absorption in loss medium space, followed by a discussion of different microwave absorbents, such as manganese dioxide, iron-based composite powder, conductive polyaniline, barium titanate powder, and manganese nitride. Then, structural absorbing materials are explored, including multilayer materials, new discrete absorbers, microwave absorption coatings, cement-based materials, and structural pyramid materials. Many of the graphics demonstrate not only the principles of physics and experimental results but also the methodology of computing.

    The book will be useful for graduate students of materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, and electrical and electronic engineering; researchers in the fields of electromagnetic functional materials and nanoscience; and engineers in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and stealth design.

  • SC-FDMA for mobile communications / author, Fathi E. Abd el-Samie
    TK 5103.4817 A33 2014

    SC-FDMA for Mobile Communications examines Single-Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA). Explaining this rapidly evolving system for mobile communications, it describes its advantages and limitations and outlines possible solutions for addressing its current limitations.

    The book explores the emerging trend of cooperative communication with SC-FDMA and how it can improve the physical layer security. It considers the design of distributed coding schemes and protocols for wireless relay networks where users cooperate to send their data to the destination.

    Supplying you with the required foundation in cooperative communication and cooperative diversity, it presents an improved Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT)-based SC-FDMA system. It introduces a distributed space-time coding scheme and evaluates its performance and studies distributed SFC for broadband relay channels.

    Presents relay selection schemes for improving the physical layer Introduces a new transceiver scheme for the SC-FDMA system Describes space-time/frequency coding schemes for SC-FDMA Includes MATLAB®codes for all simulation experiments

    The book investigates Carrier Frequency Offsets (CFO) for the Single-Input Single-Output (SISO) SC-FDMA system, and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) SC-FDMA system simulation software. Covering the design of cooperative diversity schemes for the SC-FDMA system in the uplink direction, it also introduces and studies a new transceiver scheme for the SC-FDMA system.

  • Opportunities in 5G networks : a research and development perspective / edited by Fei Hu
    TK 5103.483 O67 2016

    Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspectiveuniquely focuses on the R&D technical design of 5th-generation (5G) networks. It is written and edited by researchers and engineers who are world-renown experts in the design of 5G networks. The book consists of four sections: The first section explains what 5G is, what its real uses are, and the effects of 5G for mobile operators. It provides an overview of the evolution from 4G to 5G and discusses the services, visions, requirements, and key enabling technologies for 5G networks.

    The second section covers the nuts and bolts of 5G design, including cellular network deployment policies, directional antennas for cellular networks, and vertical sectoring. It discusses the development of quality-of-service management principles at the network level in the new Third Generation Partnership Project releases and their implementation in 5G networks. It covers massive multiple-in multiple-out systems--a key enabling technology for 5G, and looks at issues associated with channel estimation and channel feedback in massive multiple-in multiple-out. It also addresses converged management of radio and optical resources.

    The third section provides an overview of candidate physical layer technologies for 5G systems, nonorthogonal multiple access, and Nyquist signaling rates. The final section covers the centimeter-wave (cmWave) concept (below 30 GHz), the 5G cmWave concept for small cells, fundamental technology components such as optimized frame structure, dynamic scheduling of uplink/downlink transmission, interference suppression receivers, and rank adaptation. Finally, it examines millimeter-wave (mmWave) models along with medium access control design, 5G mmWave communications, and high-directional new medium access control mechanisms for directional mmWave wireless systems.

  • Smart microgrids : lessons from campus microgrid design and implementation / edited by Hassan Farhangi, British Columbia Institute of Technology Vancouver, Canada
    TK 3105 M5665 2017

    The utility sector's transition to renewable energy and the smart grid has already begun. The first step towards smart grid is microgrid, which is a smaller electricity grid with access to all the essential assets of a larger grid. This book provides a glimpse into an actual microgrid project. It supplies a system-level approach to the design of smart Microgrids, covering the entire design process--from roadmap to realization. Detailing lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid in Microgrid technology, the book provides an interdisciplinary approach to design and problem solving for smart microgrids.

  • Lithium-ion batteries : advanced materials and technologies / edited by Xianxia Yuan, Hansan Liu, and Jiujun Zhang
    TK 2945 L58L555 2012

    Written by a group of top scientists and engineers in academic and industrial R&D, Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies gives a clear picture of the current status of these highly efficient batteries. Leading international specialists from universities, government laboratories, and the lithium-ion battery industry 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 next-generation lithium-ion battery technology.

    Due to their high energy density, high efficiency, superior rate capability, and long cycling life, lithium-ion batteries provide a solution to the increasing demands for both stationary and mobile power. With comprehensive and up-to-date information on lithium-ion battery principles, experimental research, numerical modeling, industrial manufacturing, and future prospects, this volume will help you not only select existing materials and technologies but also develop new ones to improve battery performance.

  • ATM Technology for Broadband Telecommunications Networks / Abhijit S. Pandya (Florida Atlantic Univesity, Boca Raton, Florida), Ercan Sen (Siemens Telecom Networks, Boca Raton, Florida)
    TK 5105.35 P36 2017

  • What every engineer should know about cyber security and digital forensics / Joanna F. DeFranco
    TK 5105.59 D44 2014

    Most organizations place a high priority on keeping data secure, but not every organization invests in training its engineers or employees in understanding the security risks involved when using or developing technology. Designed for the non-security professional, What Every Engineer Should Know About Cyber Security and Digital Forensics is an overview of the field of cyber security.

    Exploring the cyber security topics that every engineer should understand, the book discusses:

    Network security Personal data security Cloud computing Mobile computing Preparing for an incident Incident response Evidence handling Internet usage Law and compliance Security and forensic certifications

    Application of the concepts is demonstrated through short case studies of real-world incidents chronologically delineating related events. The book also discusses certifications and reference manuals in the area of cyber security and digital forensics.

    By mastering the principles in this volume, engineering professionals will not only better understand how to mitigate the risk of security incidents and keep their data secure, but also understand how to break into this expanding profession.

  • Gallium nitride power devices / edited by Hongyu Yu, Tianli Duan
    TK 7881.15 G35 2017

  • Nanoelectronics : quantum engineering of low-dimensional nanoensembles / Vijay Kumar Arora
    TK 7874.84 A76 2015

    Brings the Band Structure of Carbon-Based Devices into the Limelight

    A shift to carbon is positioning biology as a process of synthesis in mainstream engineering. Silicon is quickly being replaced with carbon-based electronics, devices are being reduced down to nanometer scale, and further potential applications are being considered. While traditionally, engineers are trained by way of physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensemblesestablishes biology as an essential basic science for engineers to explore.

    Unifies Science and Engineering: from Quantum Physics to Nanoengineering

    Drawing heavily on published papers by the author, this research-driven text offers a complete review of nanoelectronic transport starting from quantum waves, to ohmic and ballistic conduction, and saturation-limited extreme nonequilibrium conditions. In addition, it highlights a new paradigm using non-equilibrium Arora's Distribution Function (NEADF) and establishes this function as the starting point (from band theory to equilibrium to extreme nonequilibrium carrier statistics). The author focuses on nano-electronic device design and development, including carbon-based devices, and provides you with a vantage point for the global outlook on the future of nanoelectronics devices and ULSI.

    Encompassing ten chapters, this illuminating text:

    Converts the electric-field response of drift velocity into current-voltage relationships that are driven by the presence of critical voltage and saturation current arising from the unidirectional drift of carriers Applies the effect of these scaled-down dimensions to nano-MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor) Considers specialized applications that can be tried through a number of suggested projects that are all feasible with MATLAB® codes

    Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensemblescontains the latest research in nanoelectronics, identifies problems and other factors to consider when it comes to nanolayer design and application, and ponders future trends.

  • Electronics and electrical engineering / editor, Alan Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    TK 7828 A85 2014
    The 2014 Asia-Pacific Electronics and Electrical Engineering Conference (EEEC 2014) was held on December 27-28, 2014 in Shanghai, China. EEEC has provided a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. This conference has given opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. Submitted conference papers were reviewed by the Technical Committee of the Conference.

  • Nanostructured energy devices : foundations of carrier transport / Juan Bisquert
    TK 7874 B588 2017

    The second volume, Foundations of Carrier Transport, presents a catalogue of the physics of carrier transport in semiconductors with a view to energy device models. We systematically explain the diffusion-drift model that is central to solar cell operation, the different responses of band bending and electrical field distribution that occur when a voltage is applied to a device with contacts and the central issue of injection and mechanisms of contacts. We describe the carrier transport in disordered materials that often appear as good candidates for easily processed solar cells. There are also excursions into other important topics such as the transistor configuration and the frequency domain techniques as Impedance Spectroscopy that produce central experimental tools for the characterization of the devices.

  • Smart electricity distribution networks / hengshan Wang, Jianzhong Wu, Janaka Ekanayake, and Nick Jenkins
    TK 3105 S48575 2017

    Smart distribution networks are one of the key research topics of countries looking to modernise electric power networks. Smart Electricity Distributions Networks aims to provide a basic discussion of the smart distribution concept and new technologies related to it, including distributed energy resources (DERs), demand side integration, microgrids, CELL and virtual power plants.


    With writing from leading contributors in the field of smart distribution networks, this volume discusses different concepts within the field as well as the best methods to analyse smart distribution systems to provide a cohesive overview of issues relating to Smart Grid and related technologies.


    This book will be valuable to those with an interest in understanding the technologies and performance of smart distribution networks as well as engaging with the wider debate over the future Smart Grid.

  • The Internet of things : enabling technologies, platforms, and use cases / Pethuru Raj and Anupama C. Raman
    TK 5105.8857 R35 2017

    As more and more devices become interconnected through the Internet of Things (IoT), there is an even greater need for this book,which explains the technology, the internetworking, and applications that are making IoT an everyday reality.

    The book begins with a discussion of IoT "ecosystems" and the technology that enables them, which includes:

    Wireless Infrastructure and Service Discovery Protocols Integration Technologies and Tools Application and Analytics Enablement Platforms

    A chapter on next-generation cloud infrastructure explains hosting IoT platforms and applications. A chapter on data analytics throws light on IoT data collection, storage, translation, real-time processing, mining, and analysis, all of which can yield actionable insights from the data collected by IoT applications. There is also a chapter on edge/fog computing.

    The second half of the book presents various IoT ecosystem use cases. One chapter discusses smart airports and highlights the role of IoT integration. It explains how mobile devices, mobile technology, wearables, RFID sensors, and beacons work together as the core technologies of a smart airport. Integrating these components into the airport ecosystem is examined in detail, and use cases and real-life examples illustrate this IoT ecosystem in operation. Another in-depth look is on envisioning smart healthcare systems in a connected world. This chapter focuses on the requirements, promising applications, and roles of cloud computing and data analytics. The book also examines smart homes, smart cities, and smart governments.

    The book concludes with a chapter on IoT security and privacy. This chapter examines the emerging security and privacy requirements of IoT environments. The security issues and an assortment of surmounting techniques and best practices are also discussed in this chapter.

  • Wireless sensor networks : from theory to applications / edited by Ibrahiem M.M. El Emary, S. Ramakrishnan
    TK 7872 D48W583 2014

    Although there are many books available on WSNs, most are low-level, introductory books. The few available for advanced readers fail to convey the breadth of knowledge required for those aiming to develop next-generation solutions for WSNs.

    Filling this void, Wireless Sensor Networks: From Theory to Applications supplies comprehensive coverage of WSNs. In order to provide the wide-ranging guidance required, the book brings together the contributions of domain experts working in the various subfields of WSNs worldwide.

    This edited volume examines recent advances in WSN technologies and considers the theoretical problems in WSN, including issues with monitoring, routing, and power control. It also details methodologies that can provide solutions to these problems. The book's 25 chapters are divided into seven parts:

    Data Collection Physical Layer and Interfacing Routing and Transport Protocols Energy-Saving Approaches Mobile and Multimedia WSN Data Storage and Monitoring Applications

    The book examines applications of WSN across a range of fields, including health, military, transportation, and mining. Addressing the main challenges in applying WSNs across all phases of our life, it explains how WSNs can assist in community development.

    Complete with a list of references at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, scholars, academics, industrial researchers, and practicing engineers working on WSNs. The text assumes that readers possess a foundation in computer networks, wireless communication, and basic electronics.

  • Digital Signal Processing Algorithms : Number Theory, Convolution, Fast Fourier Transforms, and Applications / Hari Krishna
    TK 5102.9 K757 2017
    Digital Signal Processing Algorithms describes computational number theory and its applications to deriving fast algorithms for digital signal processing. It demonstrates the importance of computational number theory in the design of digital signal processing algorithms and clearly describes the nature and structure of the algorithms themselves. The book has two primary focuses: first, it establishes the properties of discrete-time sequence indices and their corresponding fast algorithms; and second, it investigates the properties of the discrete-time sequences and the corresponding fast algorithms for processing these sequences.
    Digital Signal Processing Algorithms examines three of the most common computational tasks that occur in digital signal processing; namely, cyclic convolution, acyclic convolution, and discrete Fourier transformation. The application of number theory to deriving fast and efficient algorithms for these three and related computationally intensive tasks is clearly discussed and illustrated with examples.
    Its comprehensive coverage of digital signal processing, computer arithmetic, and coding theory makes Digital Signal Processing Algorithms an excellent reference for practicing engineers. The authors' intent to demystify the abstract nature of number theory and the related algebra is evident throughout the text, providing clear and precise coverage of the quickly evolving field of digital signal processing.

  • Intelligent video surveillance systems : an algorithmic approach / by Maheshkumar H Kolekar
    TK 6680.3 K65 2019

    This book will provide an overview of techniques for visual monitoring including video surveillance and human activity understanding. It will present the basic techniques of processing video from static cameras, starting with object detection and tracking. The author will introduce further video analytic modules including face detection, trajectory analysis and object classification. Examining system design and specific problems in visual surveillance, such as the use of multiple cameras and moving cameras, the author will elaborate on privacy issues focusing on approaches where automatic processing can help protect privacy.

  • Hydroelectric energy : renewable energy and the environment / Bikash Pandey and Ajoy Karki
    TK 1081 P36 2017

    Providing essential theory and useful practical techniques for implementing hydroelectric projects, this book outlines the resources, power generation technologies, applications, and strengths and weaknesses for hydroelectric technologies. Emphasizing the links between energy and the environment, it serves as a useful background resource and facilitates decision-making regarding which renewable energy technology works best for different types of applications and regions. Including examples, real-world case studies, and lessons learned, each chapter contains exercise questions, references, and ample photographs and technical drawings from actual micro hydropower plants.

  • Lead-acid battery technologies : fundamentals, materials, and applications / edited by Joey Jung, Lei Zhang, Jiujun Zhang
    TK 2945 L42L43 2016

    Lead-Acid Battery Technologies: Fundamentals, Materials, and Applicationsoffers a systematic and state-of-the-art overview of the materials, system design, and related issues for the development of lead-acid rechargeable battery technologies. Featuring contributions from leading scientists and engineers in industry and academia, this book:

    Describes the underlying science involved in the operation of lead-acid batteries Highlights advances in materials science and engineering for materials fabrication Delivers a detailed discussion of the mathematical modeling of lead-acid batteries Analyzes the integration of lead-acid batteries with other primary power systems Explores emerging applications such as electric bicycles and microhybrid vehicles

    Lead-Acid Battery Technologies: Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications provides researchers, students, industrial professionals, and manufacturers with valuable insight into the latest theories, experimental methodologies, and research achievements in lead-acid battery technologies.

  • Energy-efficient electrical systems for buildings / by Moncef Krarti

    Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings offers a systematic and practical analysis and design approaches for electrical distribution and utilization systems in buildings. In addition to meeting the minimal safety requirements set by the National Electrical Code (NEC), the design approach consider the life-cycle cost analysis of designing energy efficient electrical distribution systems as well as integrating renewable energy technologies into both residential and commercial buildings.

    The book first provides a general overview of basic power systems commonly available in buildings. Then, detailed discussions of various components of typical building electrical distribution system are outlined through several chapters including transformers, protection devices, conductors and conduits, power and lighting panels, and motor control centers. The book includes several illustrations and numerous examples and analysis exercises are included, along with detailed design examples.

  • Microlenses : properties, fabrication, and liquid lenses / Hongrui Jiang, Xuefeng Zeng
    TK 8360 O68J53 2013

    Due to the development of microscale fabrication methods, microlenses are being used more and more in many unique applications, such as artificial implementations of compound eyes, optical communications, and labs-on-chips. Liquid microlenses, in particular, represent an important and growing research area yet there are no books devoted to this topic that summarize the research to date. Rectifying this deficiency, Microlenses: Properties, Fabrication and Liquid Lenses examines the recent progress in the emerging field of liquid-based microlenses.

    After describing how certain problems in optics can be solved by liquid microlenses, the book introduces the physics and fabrication methods involved in microlenses. It also details the facility and equipment requirements for general fabrication methods. The authors then present examples of various microlenses with non-tunable and tunable focal lengths based on different mechanisms, including:

    Non-tunable microlenses: Ge/SiO2 core/shell nanolenses, glass lenses made by isotropic etching, self-assembled lenses and lens arrays, lenses fabricated by direct photo-induced polymerization, lenses formed by thermally reflowing photoresist, lenses formed from inkjet printing, arrays fabricated through molding processes, and injection-molded plastic lenses Electrically tuned microlenses: liquid crystal-based lenses and liquid lenses driven by electrostatic forces, dielectrophoretic forces, electrowetting, and electrochemical reactions Mechanically tunable microlenses: thin-membrane lenses with varying apertures, pressures, and surface shapes; swellable hydrogel lenses; liquid-liquid interface lenses actuated by environmentally stimuli-responsive hydrogels; and oscillating lens arrays driven by sound waves Horizontal microlenses: two-dimensional polymer lenses, tunable and movable liquid droplets as lenses, hydrodynamically tuned cylindrical lenses, liquid core and liquid cladding lenses, air-liquid interface lenses, and tunable liquid gradient refractive index lenses

    The book concludes by summarizing the importance of microlenses, shedding light on future microlens work, and exploring related challenges, such as the packaging of systems, effects of gravity, evaporation of liquids, aberrations, and integration with other optical components.

  • Thermoelectrics and its energy harvesting / edited by D.M. Rowe
    TK 2950 T533 2012

    This book includes updated theoretical considerations which provide an insight into avenues of research most likely to result in further improvements in material performance. It details the latest techniques for the preparation of thermoelectric materials employed in energy harvesting, together with advances in the thermoelectric characterisation of nanoscale material. The book reviews the use of neutron beams to investigate phonons, whose behaviour govern the lattice thermal conductivity and includes a chapter on patents.

  • Handbook on session initiation protocol : networked multimedia communications for IP telephony / Radhika Ranjan Roy
    TK 5105.55 R69 2016

    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), has emulated the simplicity of the protocol architecture of hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and is being popularized for VoIP over the Internet because of the ease with which it can be meshed with web services. However, it is difficult to know exactly how many requests for comments (RFCs) have been published over the last two decades in regards to SIP or how those RFCs are interrelated.

    Handbook on Session Initiation Protocol: Networked Multimedia Communications for IP Telephony solves that problem. It is the first book to put together all SIP-related RFCs, with their mandatory and optional texts, in a chronological and systematic way so that it can be used as a single super-SIP RFC with an almost one-to-one integrity from beginning to end, allowing you to see the big picture of SIP for the basic SIP functionalities. It is a book that network designers, software developers, product manufacturers, implementers, interoperability testers, professionals, professors, and researchers will find to be very useful.

    The text of each RFC from the IETF has been reviewed by all members of a given working group made up of world-renowned experts, and a rough consensus made on which parts of the drafts need to be mandatory and optional, including whether an RFC needs to be Standards Track, Informational, or Experimental. Texts, ABNF syntaxes, figures, tables, and references are included in their original form. All RFCs, along with their authors, are provided as references. The book is organized into twenty chapters based on the major functionalities, features, and capabilities of SIP.

  • Silicon photonics for telecommunications and biomedicine / edited by Sasan Fathpour, Bahram Jalali
    TK 8304 S48 2012

    Given silicon's versatile material properties, use of low-cost silicon photonics continues to move beyond light-speed data transmission through fiber-optic cables and computer chips. Its application has also evolved from the device to the integrated-system level. A timely overview of this impressive growth, Silicon Photonics for Telecommunications and Biomedicine summarizes state-of-the-art developments in a wide range of areas, including optical communications, wireless technologies, and biomedical applications of silicon photonics.

    With contributions from world experts, this reference guides readers through fundamental principles and focuses on crucial advances in making commercial use of silicon photonics a viable reality in the telecom and biomedical industries. Taking into account existing and anticipated industrial directions, the book balances coverage of theory and practical experimental research to explore solutions for obstacles to the viable commercialization of silicon photonics.

    The book's special features include:

    A section on silicon plasmonic waveguides Detailed coverage of novel III-V applications A chapter on 3D integration Discussion of applications for energy harvesting/photovoltaics

    This book reviews the most important technological trends and challenges. It presents topics involving major silicon photonics applications in telecommunications, high-power photonics, and biomedicine. It includes discussion of silicon plasmonic waveguides, piezoelectric tuning of silicon's optical properties, and applications of two-photon absorption. Expert authors with industry research experience examine the challenge of hybridizing III-V compound semiconductors on silicon to achieve monolithic light sources. They also address economic compatibility and heat dissipation issues in CMOS chips, challenges in designing electronic photonics integrated circuits, and the need for standardization in computer-aided design of industrial chips.

    This book gives an authoritative summary of the latest research in this emerging field, covering key topics for readers from various disciplines with an interest in integrated photonics.

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