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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.

  • Arithmetic circuits for DSP applications / edited by Pramod Kumar Meher and Thanos Stouraitis

    A comprehensive guide to the fundamental concepts, designs, and implementation schemes, performance considerations, and applications of arithmetic circuits for DSP

    Arithmetic Circuits for DSP Applications is a complete resource on arithmetic circuits for digital signal processing (DSP). It covers the key concepts, designs and developments of different types of arithmetic circuits, which can be used for improving the efficiency of implementation of a multitude of DSP applications. Each chapter includes various applications of the respective class of arithmetic circuits along with information on the future scope of research. Written for students, engineers, and researchers in electrical and computer engineering, this comprehensive text offers a clear understanding of different types of arithmetic circuits used for digital signal processing applications.

    The text includes contributions from noted researchers on a wide range of topics, including a review of circuits used in implementing basic operations like additions and multiplications; distributed arithmetic as a technique for the multiplier-less implementation of inner products for DSP applications; discussions on look up table-based techniques and their key applications; CORDIC circuits for calculation of trigonometric, hyperbolic and logarithmic functions; real and complex multiplications, division, and square-root; solution of linear systems; eigenvalue estimation; singular value decomposition; QR factorization and many other functions through the use of simple shift-add operations; and much more. This book serves as a comprehensive resource, which describes the arithmetic circuits as fundamental building blocks for state-of-the-art DSP and reviews in - depth the scope of their applications.

  • Advances in electric power and energy systems : load and price forecasting / edited by Mohamed E. El-Hawary

    A comprehensive review of state-of-the-art approaches to power systems forecasting from the most respected names in the field, internationally

    Advances in Electric Power and Energy Systems is the first book devoted exclusively to a subject of increasing urgency to power systems planning and operations. Written for practicing engineers, researchers, and post-grads concerned with power systems planning and forecasting, this book brings together contributions from many of the world's foremost names in the field who address a range of critical issues, from forecasting power system load to power system pricing to post-storm service restoration times, river flow forecasting, and more.

    In a time of ever-increasing energy demands, mounting concerns over the environmental impacts of power generation, and the emergence of new, smart-grid technologies, electricity price forecasting has assumed a prominent role within both the academic and industrial arenas. Short-run forecasting of electricity prices has become necessary for power generation unit schedule, since it is the basis of every maximization strategy. This book fills a gap in the literature on this increasingly important topic.

    Following an introductory chapter offering background information necessary for a full understanding of the forecasting issues covered, this book: 

    Introduces advanced methods of time series forecasting, as well as neural networks Provides in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art power system load forecasting and electricity price forecasting  Addresses river flow forecasting based on autonomous neural network models Deals with price forecasting in a competitive market Includes estimation of post-storm restoration times for electric power distribution systems Features contributions from world-renowned experts sharing their insights and expertise in a series of self-contained chapters

    Advances in Electric Power and Energy Systems is a valuable resource for practicing engineers, regulators, planners, and consultants working in or concerned with the electric power industry. It is also a must read for senior undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers involved in power system planning and operation.

  • Circuit oriented electromagnetic modeling using the PEEC techniques / Albert E. Ruehli, Giulio Antonini, Lijun Jiang

    Bridges the gap between electromagnetics and circuits by addressing electrometric modeling (EM) using the Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (PEEC) method

    This book provides intuitive solutions to electromagnetic problems by using the Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (PEEC) method. This book begins with an introduction to circuit analysis techniques, laws, and frequency and time domain analyses. The authors also treat Maxwell's equations, capacitance computations, and inductance computations through the lens of the PEEC method. Next, readers learn to build PEEC models in various forms: equivalent circuit models, non-orthogonal PEEC models, skin-effect models, PEEC models for dielectrics, incident and radiate field models, and scattering PEEC models. The book concludes by considering issues like stability and passivity, and includes five appendices some with formulas for partial elements.

    Leads readers to the solution of a multitude of practical problems in the areas of signal and power integrity and electromagnetic interference Contains fundamentals, applications, and examples of the PEEC method Includes detailed mathematical derivations

    Circuit Oriented Electromagnetic Modeling Using the PEEC Techniques is a reference for students, researchers, and developers who work on the physical layer modeling of IC interconnects and Packaging, PCBs, and high speed links. 

  • Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles and mobile devices / Chun T. Rim, Chris Mi

    From mobile, cable-free re-charging of electric vehicles, smart phones and laptops to collecting solar electricity from orbiting solar farms, wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies offer consumers and society enormous benefits. Written by innovators in the field, this comprehensive resource explains the fundamental principles and latest advances in WPT and illustrates key applications of this emergent technology.

    Key features and coverage include:

    The fundamental principles of WPT to practical applications on dynamic charging and static charging of EVs and smartphones. Theories for inductive power transfer (IPT) such as the coupled inductor model, gyrator circuit model, and magnetic mirror model. IPTs for road powered EVs, including controller, compensation circuit, electro-magnetic field cancel, large tolerance, power rail segmentation, and foreign object detection. IPTs for static charging for EVs and large tolerance and capacitive charging issues, as well as IPT mobile applications such as free space omnidirectional IPT by dipole coils and 2D IPT for robots. Principle and applications of capacitive power transfer. Synthesized magnetic field focusing, wireless nuclear instrumentation, and future WPT.

    A technical asset for engineers in the power electronics, internet of things and automotive sectors, Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles and Mobile Devices is an essential design and analysis guide and an important reference for graduate and higher undergraduate students preparing for careers in these industries.

  • Digital services in the 21st Century : a strategic and business perspective / Antonio Sánchez, Belén Carro

    Telecommunication Services provides a holistic approach to understand telecommunications systems by addressing the emergence and domination of new digital services, consumer and economic dynamics, and the creation of content by service providers.

    Includes services, underlying technologies, and internal capabilities for social network advertising Covers market dynamics that determine the successes and failures of service offerings Discusses the impact of smartphones (iPhone launch) on the telecommunications and mobile device industry

  • OLED displays and lighting / Mitsuhiro Koden

    Explains the fundamentals and practical applications of flat and flexible OLEDs for displays and lighting

    Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have emerged as the leading technology for the new display and lighting market. OLEDs are solid-state devices composed of thin films of organic molecules that create light with the application of electricity. OLEDs can provide brighter, crisper displays on electronic devices and use less power than conventional light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used today. This book covers both the fundamentals and practical applications of flat and flexible OLEDs.

    Key features:

    Covers all of the aspects necessary to the design and manufacturing of OLED displays and lighting. Explains the fundamental basic technologies and also related technologies which might contribute to the next innovation in the industry. Provides several indications for future innovation in the OLED industry. Includes coverage of OLED vacuum deposition type and solution type materials.

    The book is essential reading for early career engineers developing OLED devices and OLED related technologies in industrial companies, such as OLED device fabrication companies.



  • Low-profile natural and metamaterial antennas : analysis methods and applications / Hisamatsu Nakano
    TK 7871.6 B34 2017

    Presents recent progress in low-profile natural and metamaterial antennas

    This book presents the full range of low-profile antennas that use novel elements and take advantage of new concepts in antenna implementation, including metamaterials. Typically formed by constructing lattices of simple elements, metamaterials possess electromagnetic properties not found in naturally occurring materials, and show great promise in a number of low-profile antenna implementations. Introductory chapters define various natural and metamaterial-based antennas and provide the fundamentals of writing computer programs based on the method of moments (MoM) and the finite-difference time-domain method (FDTDM). Chapters then discuss low-profile natural antennas classified into base station antennas, mobile card antennas, beam-forming antennas, and satellite-satellite and earth-satellite communications antennas. Final chapters look at various properties of low-profile metamaterial-based antennas, revealing the strengths and limitations of the metamaterial-based straight line antenna (metaline antenna), metamaterial-based loop antenna (metaloop), open metaloop antenna, the effects of counter dual-band CP radiation, and more. 

    Offers comprehensive coverage of both metamaterials and natural materials for low-profile antennas Written by an internationally-recognized expert in the field of low-profile antennas Depicts actual high-performance low-profile antennas for the antenna engineer Draws on classroom-tested material in graduate courses and short courses over the past 20 years

      Low-Profile Natural and Metamaterial Antennas is a must-have reference book for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students as well as antenna engineers interested in low-profile antenna design theory.

  • Power system dynamics and stability : with synchrophasor measurement and power system toolbox / Peter W Sauer, M. A. Pai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Joe H. Chow, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

    Classic power system dynamics text now with phasor measurement and simulation toolbox

    This new edition addresses the needs of dynamic modeling and simulation relevant to power system planning, design, and operation, including a systematic derivation of synchronous machine dynamic models together with speed and voltage control subsystems. Reduced-order modeling based on integral manifolds is used as a firm basis for understanding the derivations and limitations of lower-order dynamic models. Following these developments, multi-machine model interconnected through the transmission network is formulated and simulated using numerical simulation methods. Energy function methods are discussed for direct evaluation of stability. Small-signal analysis is used for determining the electromechanical modes and mode-shapes, and for power system stabilizer design.

    Time-synchronized high-sampling-rate phasor measurement units (PMUs) to monitor power system disturbances have been implemented throughout North America and many other countries. In this second edition, new chapters on synchrophasor measurement and using the Power System Toolbox for dynamic simulation have been added. These new materials will reinforce power system dynamic aspects treated more analytically in the earlier chapters.

    Key features:

    Systematic derivation of synchronous machine dynamic models and simplification. Energy function methods with an emphasis on the potential energy boundary surface and the controlling unstable equilibrium point approaches. Phasor computation and synchrophasor data applications. Book companion website for instructors featuring solutions and PowerPoint files. Website for students featuring MATLABTM files.

    Power System Dynamics and Stability, 2nd Edition, with Synchrophasor Measurement and Power System Toolbox combines theoretical as well as practical information for use as a text for formal instruction or for reference by working engineers.

  • Antenna design for mobile devices / Zhijun Zhang

    Expanded and updated, this practical guide is a one-stop design reference containing all an engineer needs when designing antennas

    Integrates state-of-the-art technologies with a special section for step-by-step antenna design Features up-to-date bio-safety and electromagnetic compatibility regulation compliance and latest standards Newly updated with MIMO antenna design, measurements and requirements Accessible to readers of many levels, from introductory to specialist Written by a practicing expert who has hired and trained numerous engineers

  • Bandwidth efficient coding / John B. Anderson

    This book addresses coding, a new solution to the major challenge of communicating more bits of information in the same radio spectrum.

    Explores concepts and new transmission methods that have arisen in the last 15 years Discusses the method of faster than Nyquist signaling Provides self-education resources by including design parameters and short MATLAB routines Bandwidth Efficient Coding takes a fresh look at classical information theory and introduces a different point of view for research and development engineers and graduate students in communication engineering and wireless communication.

  • Instantaneous power theory and applications to power conditioning / Hirofumi Akagi, Edson Hirokazu Watanbe, Maurício Aredes
    TK 7872 F5A334 2017eb

    This book covers instantaneous power theory as well as the importance of design of shunt, series, and combined shunt-series power active filters and hybrid passive-active power filters

    Illustrates pioneering applications of the p-q theory to power conditioning, which highlights distinct differences from conventional theories Explores p-q-r theory to give a new method of analyzing the different powers in a three-phase circuit Provides exercises at the end of many chapters that are unique to the second edition

  • Mobile positioning and tracking : from conventional to cooperative techniques / [edited by] Simone Frattasi, Francescantonio Della Rosa

    The essential guide to state-of-the art mobile positioning and tracking techniques--fully updated for new and emerging trends in the field

    Mobile Positioning and Tracking, Second Edition explores state-of-the-art mobile positioning solutions applied on top of current wireless communication networks. Application areas covered include positioning, data fusion and filtering, tracking, error mitigation, both conventional and cooperative positioning technologies and systems, and more. The authors fill the gap between positioning and communication systems, showing how features of wireless communications systems can be used for positioning purposes and how the retrieved location information can be used to enhance the performance of wireless networks.

    Unlike other books on the subject, Mobile Positioning and Tracking: From Conventional to Cooperative Techniques, 2nd Edition covers the entire positioning and tracking value chain, starting from the measurement of positioning signals, and offering valuable insights into the theoretical fundamentals behind these methods and how they relate to application areas such as location-based services, as well as related disciplines and professional concerns, including global business considerations and the changing laws and standards governing wireless communication networks.

    Fully updated and revised for the latest developments in the field, this Second Edition :

    Features new chapters on UWB positioning and tracking, indoor positioning in WLAN, and multi-tag positioning in RFID Explores an array of positioning and tracking systems based on satellite and terrestrial systems technologies and methods Introduces advanced and novel topics such as localisation in heterogeneous and cooperative scenarios Provides a bridge between research and industry with potential implementations of the solutions presented

    Mobile positioning and tracking is subject to continuous innovations and improvements. This important working resource helps busy industry professionals and practitioners--including software and service developers--stay on top of emerging trends in the field. It is also a valuable reference for advanced students in related disciplines studying positioning and mobile technologies.

  • Model predictive control of wind energy conversion systems. / Venkata Yaramasu, Bin Wu
    TK 1541 Y373 2017

    Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems addresses the predicative control strategy that has emerged as a promising digital control tool within the field of power electronics, variable-speed motor drives, and energy conversion systems.

    The authors provide a comprehensive analysis on the model predictive control of power converters employed in a wide variety of variable-speed wind energy conversion systems (WECS). The contents of this book includes an overview of wind energy system configurations, power converters for variable-speed WECS, digital control techniques, MPC, modeling of power converters and wind generators for MPC design. Other topics include the mapping of continuous-time models to discrete-time models by various exact, approximate, and quasi-exact discretization methods, modeling and control of wind turbine grid-side two-level and multilevel voltage source converters. The authors also focus on the MPC of several power converter configurations for full variable-speed permanent magnet synchronous generator based WECS, squirrel-cage induction generator based WECS, and semi-variable-speed doubly fed induction generator based WECS. Furthermore, this book:

    Analyzes a wide variety of practical WECS, illustrating important concepts with case studies, simulations, and experimental results Provides a step-by-step design procedure for the development of predictive control schemes for various WECS configurations Describes continuous- and discrete-time modeling of wind generators and power converters, weighting factor selection, discretization methods, and extrapolation techniques Presents useful material for other power electronic applications such as variable-speed motor drives, power quality conditioners, electric vehicles, photovoltaic energy systems, distributed generation, and high-voltage direct current transmission. Explores S-Function Builder programming in MATLAB environment to implement various MPC strategies through the companion website

    Reflecting the latest technologies in the field, Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems is a valuable reference for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and other professionals. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate-level and advanced undergraduate courses.

  • Understanding symmetrical components for power system modeling / J. C. Das

    An essential guide to studying symmetrical component theory

    Provides concise treatment of symmetrical components Describes major sequence models of power system components Discusses Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP) models Includes worked examples to illustrate the complexity of calculations, followed by matrix methods of solution which have been adopted for calculations on digital computers

  • Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters

    This new edition introduces operation and design techniques for Sigma-Delta converters in physical and conceptual terms, and includes chapters which explore developments in the field over the last decade

    Includes information on MASH architectures, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) mismatch and mismatch shaping Investigates new topics including continuous-time ΔΣ analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) principles and designs, circuit design for both continuous-time and discrete-time ΔΣ ADCs, decimation and interpolation filters, and incremental ADCs Provides emphasis on practical design issues for industry professionals

  • High-power converters and AC drives / Bin Wu, Mehdi Narimani

    A comprehensive reference of the latest developments in MV drive technology in the area of power converter topologies

    This new edition reflects the recent technological advancements in the MV drive industry, such as advanced multilevel converters and drive configurations. It includes three new chapters, Control of Synchronous Motor Drives, Transformerless MV Drives, and Matrix Converter Fed Drives. In addition, there are extensively revised chapters on Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters and Voltage Source Inverter-Fed Drives. This book includes a systematic analysis on a variety of high-power multilevel converters, illustrates important concepts with simulations and experiments, introduces various megawatt drives produced by world leading drive manufacturers, and addresses practical problems and their mitigations methods. This new edition:

    Provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of various control schemes for the MV synchronous motor drives Examines new technologies developed to eliminate the isolation transformer in the MV drives Discusses the operating principle and modulation schemes of matrix converter (MC) topology and multi-module cascaded matrix converters (CMCs) for MV drives, and their application in commercial MV drives

    Bin Wu is a Professor and Senior NSERC/Rockwell Automation Industrial Research Chair in Power Electronics and Electric Drives at Ryerson University, Canada. He is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Dr. Wu has published more than 400 papers and holds more than 30 granted/pending US/European patents. He co-authored several books including Power Conversion and Control of Wind Energy Systems and Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (both by Wiley-IEEE Press).

    Mehdi Narimani is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Canada, and Rockwell Automation Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Narimani is author/co-author of more than 50 technical papers and four US/European patents (issued/pending review). His current research interests include power conversion, high power converters, control of power electronics, and renewable energy systems.

  • Cyber-assurance for the internet of things / edited by Tyson T. Brooks

    Presents an Cyber-Assurance approach to the Internet of Things (IoT)

    This book discusses the cyber-assurance needs of the IoT environment, highlighting key information assurance (IA) IoT issues and identifying the associated security implications. Through contributions from cyber-assurance, IA, information security and IoT industry practitioners and experts, the text covers fundamental and advanced concepts necessary to grasp current IA issues, challenges, and solutions for the IoT. The future trends in IoT infrastructures, architectures and applications are also examined. Other topics discussed include the IA protection of IoT systems and information being stored, processed or transmitted from unauthorized access or modification of machine-2-machine (M2M) devices, radio-frequency identification (RFID) networks, wireless sensor networks, smart grids, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The book also discusses IA measures necessary to detect, protect, and defend IoT information and networks/systems to ensure their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentially, and non-repudiation. 

    Discusses current research and emerging trends in IA theory, applications, architecture and information security in the IoT based on theoretical aspects and studies of practical applications Aids readers in understanding how to design and build cyber-assurance into the IoT Exposes engineers and designers to new strategies and emerging standards, and promotes active development of cyber-assurance Covers challenging issues as well as potential solutions, encouraging discussion and debate amongst those in the field

    Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things is written for researchers and professionals working in the field of wireless technologies, information security architecture, and security system design. This book will also serve as a reference for professors and students involved in IA and IoT networking.

    Tyson T. Brooks is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University; he also works with the Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust (CISAT) at Syracuse University, and is an information security technologist and science-practitioner. Dr. Brooks is the founder/Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance, an associate editor for the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, the International Journal of Cloud Computing and Services Science, and the International Journal of Information and Network Security.

  • From ER to E.T. : how electromagnetic technologies are changing our lives / Rajeev Bansal

    This book sweeps the broad field of applied electromagnetics and describes how electromagnetic technologies affect our daily lives.

    Presents topics that investigate many aspects of electromagnetic technology throughout history Explores societal and global issues that relate to the field of electrical engineering (emphasized in current ABET accreditation criteria) Includes light-hearted quizzes (with answers) relevant to every chapter, which add additional zest to the technical material

  • Current Signature Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Cage Induction Motors : Industrial Application and Case Histories / William T. Thomson, Ian Culbert

    Provides coverage of Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) for cage induction motors

    This book is primarily for industrial engineers. It has 13 chapters and contains a unique data base of 50 industrial case histories on the application of MCSA to diagnose broken rotor bars or unacceptable levels of airgap eccentricity in cage induction motors with ratings from 127 kW (170 H.P.) up to 10,160 kW (13,620 H.P.). There are also unsuccessful case histories, which is another unique feature of the book. The case studies also illustrate the effects of mechanical load dynamics downstream of the motor on the interpretation of current signatures. A number of cases are presented where abnormal operation of the driven load was diagnosed. Chapter 13 presents a critical appraisal of MCSA including successes, failures and lessons learned via industrial case histories. 

    The case histories are presented in a step by step format, with predictions and outcomes supported by current spectra and photographic evidence to confirm a correct or incorrect diagnosis The case histories are presented in detail so readers fully understand the diagnosis The authors have 108 years of combined experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, design, manufacture, operation and condition monitoring of SCIMs There are 10 questions at the end of chapters 1 to 12 and answers can be obtained via the publisher

    Current Signature Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Cage Induction Motors  serves as a reference for professional engineers, head electricians and technicians working with induction motors.  To obtain the solutions manual for this book, please send an email to pressbooks@ieee.org .

    William T. Thomson  is Director and Consultant with EM Diagnostics Ltd, in Scotland. Prof. Thomson received a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and an MSc in 1977 from the University of Strathclyde. He has published 72 papers on condition monitoring of induction motors in a variety of engineering journals such as IEEE Transactions (USA), IEE Proceedings (UK), and also at numerous International IEEE and IEE conferences. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a fellow of the IEE (IET) in the UK and a Chartered Professional Engineer registered in the UK.

    Ian Culbert  was a Rotating Machines Specialist at Iris Power Qualitrol since April 2002 until his very untimely death on 8th September, 2015. At this company he provided consulting services to customers, assisted in product development, trained sales and field service staff and reviewed stator winding partial discharge reports. He has co-authored two books on electrical machine insulation design, evaluation, aging, testing and repair and was principal author of a number of Electric Power Research Institute reports on motor repair. Ian was a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and a Senior Member of IEEE.

  • Energy production systems engineering / Thomas H. Blair

    Energy Production Systems Engineering presents IEEE, Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards of engineering systems and equipment in utility electric generation stations.

    Includes fundamental combustion reaction equations Provides methods for measuring radioactivity and exposure limits Includes IEEE, American Petroleum Institute (API), and  National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards for motor applications Introduces the IEEE C37 series of standards, which describe the proper selections and applications of switchgear Describes how to use IEEE 80 to calculate the touch and step potential of a ground grid design

    This book enables engineers and students to acquire through study the pragmatic knowledge and skills in the field that could take years to acquire through experience alone.

  • Power grid operation in a market environment : economic efficiency and risk mitigation / edited by Hong Chen

    Covers the latest practices, challenges and theoretical advancements in the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation  

    This book examines both system operation and market operation perspectives, focusing on the interaction between the two. It incorporates up-to-date field experiences, presents challenges, and summarizes the latest theoretic advancements to address those challenges. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of integrated system and market operations, including market power mitigation, market efficiency evaluation, and the implications of operation practices in energy markets. The second part discusses developing technologies to strengthen the use of the grid in energy markets. System volatility and economic impact introduced by the intermittency of wind and solar generation are also addressed. The third part focuses on stochastic applications, exploring new approaches of handling uncertainty in Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) as well as the reserves needed for power system operation. The fourth part provides ongoing efforts of utilizing transmission facilities to improve market efficiency, via transmission topology control, transmission switching, transmission outage scheduling, and advanced transmission technologies. Besides the state-of-the-art review and discussion on the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation, this book:

    Describes a new approach for mass market demand response management, and introduces new criteria to improve system performance with large scale variable generation additions Reviews mathematic models and solution methods of SCUC to help address challenges posed by increased operational uncertainties with high-penetration of renewable resources Presents a planning framework to account for the value of operational flexibility in transmission planning and to provide market mechanism for risk sharing

    Power Grid Operations in a Market Environment: Economic Efficiency and Risk Mitigation is a timely reference for power engineers and researchers, electricity market traders and analysts, and market designers.

  • Advances in battery manufacturing, services, and management systems / edited by Jingshan Li, Shiyu Zhou, Yehui Han

    Addresses the methodology and theoretical foundation of battery manufacturing, service and management systems ( BM2S2 ), and discusses the issues and challenges in these areas

    This book brings together experts in the field to highlight the cutting edge research advances in BM2S2 and to promote an innovative integrated research framework responding to the challenges. There are three major parts included in this book: manufacturing, service, and management. The first part focuses on battery manufacturing systems, including modeling, analysis, design and control, as well as economic and risk analyses.  The second part focuses on information technology's impact on service systems, such as data-driven reliability modeling, failure prognosis, and service decision making methodologies for battery services. The third part addresses battery management systems (BMS) for control and optimization of battery cells, operations, and hybrid storage systems to ensure overall performance and safety, as well as EV management.  The contributors consist of experts from universities, industry research centers, and government agency. In addition, this book:

    Provides comprehensive overviews of lithium-ion battery and battery electrical vehicle manufacturing, as well as economic returns and government support Introduces integrated models for quality propagation and productivity improvement, as well as indicators for bottleneck identification and mitigation in battery manufacturing Covers models and diagnosis algorithms for battery SOC and SOH estimation, data-driven prognosis algorithms for predicting the remaining useful life (RUL) of battery SOC and SOH Presents mathematical models and novel structure of battery equalizers in battery management systems (BMS) Reviews the state of the art of battery, supercapacitor, and battery-supercapacitor hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs) for advanced electric vehicle applications

    Advances in Battery Manufacturing, Services, and Management Systems is written for researchers and engineers working on battery manufacturing, service, operations, logistics, and management. It can also serve as a reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in BM2S2.

  • Modeling power electronics and interfacing energy conversion systems / edited by Marcelo G. Simões, Felix A. Farret
    TK 7881.15 M58 2016eb

    Discusses the application of mathematical and engineering tools for modeling, simulation and control oriented for energy systems, power electronics and renewable energy  

    This book builds on the background knowledge of electrical circuits, control of dc/dc converters and inverters, energy conversion and power electronics. The book shows readers how to apply computational methods for multi-domain simulation of energy systems and power electronics engineering problems. Each chapter has a brief introduction on the theoretical background, a description of the problems to be solved, and objectives to be achieved. Block diagrams, electrical circuits, mathematical analysis or computer code are covered. Each chapter concludes with discussions on what should be learned, suggestions for further studies and even some experimental work.

    Discusses the mathematical formulation of system equations for energy systems and power electronics aiming state-space and circuit oriented simulations Studies the interactions between MATLAB and Simulink models and functions with real-world implementation using microprocessors and microcontrollers Presents numerical integration techniques, transfer-function modeling, harmonic analysis and power quality performance assessment Examines existing software such as, MATLAB/Simulink, Power Systems Toolbox and PSIM to simulate power electronic circuits including the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar sources

    The simulation files are available for readers who register with the Google Group: power-electronics-interfacing-energy-conversion-systems@googlegroups.com . After your registration you will receive information in how to access the simulation files, the Google Group can also be used to communicate with other registered readers of this book.

  • Future trends in microelectronics. edited by Serge Luryi, Jimmy Xu, Alexander Zaslavsky

    Presents the developments in microelectronic-related fields, with comprehensive insight from a number of leading industry professionals

    The book presents the future developments and innovations in the developing field of microelectronics. The book's chapters contain contributions from various authors, all of whom are leading industry professionals affiliated either with top universities, major semiconductor companies, or government laboratories, discussing the evolution of their profession. A wide range of microelectronic-related fields are examined, including solid-state electronics, material science, optoelectronics, bioelectronics, and renewable energies. The topics covered range from fundamental physical principles, materials and device technologies, and major new market opportunities.

    Describes the expansion of the field into hot topics such as energy (photovoltaics) and medicine (bio-nanotechnology) Provides contributions from leading industry professionals in semiconductor micro- and nano-electronics Discusses the importance of micro- and nano-electronics in today's rapidly changing and expanding information society

    Future Trends in Microelectronics: Journey into the Unknown is written for industry professionals and graduate students in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology.

  • Practical lighting design with LEDs / Ron Lenk, Carol Lenk

    The essential how-to guide to designing and building LED systems, revised and updated  

    The second edition of Practical Lighting Design with LEDs has been revised and updated to provide the most current information for developing light-emitting diodes products. The authors, noted authorities in the field, offer a review of the most relevant topics including optical performance, materials, thermal design and modeling and measurement. Comprehensive in scope, the text covers all the information needed to design LEDs into end products. 

    The user-friendly text also contains numerous drawings and schematics that show how things such as measurements are actually made, and show how circuits actually work. Designed to be practical, the text includes myriad notes and illustrative examples that give pointers and how-to guides on many of the book's topics. In addition, the book's equations are used only for practical calculations, and are kept at the level of high-school algebra. This thoroughly expanded second edition offers:

    New chapters on the design of an LED flashlight, USB light, automotive taillight, and LED light bulbs A practical and user-friendly guide with dozens of new illustrations The nitty-gritty, day-to-day engineering and systems used to design and build complete LED systems An essential resource on the cutting-edge technology of Light-Emitting Diodes

    Practical Lighting Design with LEDs helps engineers and managers meet the demand for the surge in usage for products using light-emitting diodes with a practical guide that takes them through the relevant fields of light, electronic and thermal design. 

  • Green Mobile networks : a networking perspective / Nirwan Ansari and Tao Han

    Green communications is a very hot topic. As mobile networks evolve in terms of higher rates/throughput, a consequent impact on operating costs is due to (aggregate) network energy consumption. As such, design on 4G networks and beyond have increasingly started to focus on `energy efficiency' or so-called 'green' networks. Many techniques and solutions have been proposed to enhance the energy efficiency of mobile networks, yet no book has provided an in-depth analysis of the energy consumption issues in mobile networks nor has detailed theories, tools and solutions for solving the energy efficiency problems.

    This book presents the techniques and solutions for enhancing energy efficiency of future mobile networks, and consists of three major parts. The first part presents a general description of mobile network evolution in terms of both capacity and energy efficiency. The second part discusses the advanced techniques to green mobile networks. The third part discusses the solutions that enhance mobile network energy efficiency as well as provides future directions. Whilst the reader is expected to have basic knowledge of wireless communications, the authors present a brief introduction of the evolution of mobile networks, providing the knowledge base for understanding the content of the book. In addition, complicated network problems are illustrated using simple examples. This will help the reader understand the concept and intuition of various techniques and solutions.

    Incorporates the latest research results from both academia and industry, providing an up-to-date overview of existing technologies and solutions on making mobile networks greener Consists of three sections with a gradually increasing technical depth on green mobile networks, providing the reader with a systematic view of the research area, and helping those with different technical backgrounds to better understand the content Covers existing enabling technologies for green mobile networking, including an innovative discussion of state-of-the-art solutions and algorithms

  • MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications / Yasuhisa Omura, Abhijit Mallik, and Naoto Matsuo
    Helps readers understand the physics behind MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications

    * Based on timely published and unpublished work written by expert authors
    * Discusses various promising MOS devices applicable to low-energy environmental and biomedical uses
    * Describes the physical effects (quantum, tunneling) of MOS devices
    * Demonstrates the performance of devices, helping readers to choose right devices applicable to an industrial or consumer environment
    * Addresses some Ge-based devices and other compound-material-based devices for high-frequency applications and future development of high performance devices.

    'Seemingly innocuous everyday devices such as smartphones, tablets and services such as on-line gaming or internet keyword searches consume vast amounts of energy. Even when in standby mode, all these devices consume energy. The upcoming "Internet of Things" (IoT) is expected to deploy 60 billion electronic devices spread out in our homes, cars and cities.

    Britain is already consuming up to 16 per cent of all its power through internet use and this rate is doubling every four years. According to The UK's Daily Mail May (2015), if usage rates continue, all of Britain's power supply could be consumed by internet use in just 20 years. In 2013, U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, corresponding to the power generated by seventeen 1000-megawatt nuclear power plants.  Data center electricity consumption is projected to increase to roughly 140 billion kilowatt-hours annually by 2020, the equivalent annual output of 50 nuclear power plants. (Natural Resources Defense Council, USA, Feb. 2015)

    All these examples stress the urgent need for developing electronic devices that consume as little energy as possible. The book "MOS Devices for Low-Voltage and Low-Energy Applications" explores the different transistor options that can be utilized to achieve that goal. It describes in detail the physics and performance of transistors that can be operated at low voltage and consume little power, such as subthreshold operation in bulk transistors, fully depleted SOI devices, tunnel FETs, multigate and gate-all-around MOSFETs. Examples of low-energy circuits making use of these devices are given as well.

    The book "MOS Devices for Low-Voltage and Low-Energy Applications" is a good reference for graduate students, researchers, semiconductor and electrical engineers who will design the electronic systems of tomorrow.'

    --- Dr. Jean-Pierre Colinge, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

    "The authors present a creative way to show how different MOS devices can be used for low-voltage and low-power applications. They start with Bulk MOSFET, following with SOI MOSFET, FinFET, gate-all-around MOSFET, Tunnel-FET and others. It is presented the physics behind the devices, models, simulations, experimental results and applications. This book is interesting for researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. The low-energy field is an important topic for integrated circuits in the future and none can stay out of this."

    --- Prof. Joao A. Martino, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional / Steven W. Blume
    TK 1001 B58 2017

    The second edition of Steven W. Blume's bestseller provides a comprehensive treatment of power technology for the non-electrical engineer working in the electric power industry

    This book aims to give non-electrical professionals a fundamental understanding of large interconnected electrical power systems, better known as the "Power Grid", with regard to terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, industry standards, control room operations for both normal and emergency conditions, maintenance, consumption, telecommunications and safety. The text begins with an overview of the terminology and basic electrical concepts commonly used in the industry then it examines the generation, transmission and distribution of power. Other topics discussed include energy management, conservation of electrical energy, consumption characteristics and regulatory aspects to help readers understand modern electric power systems. This second edition features: 

    New sections on renewable energy, regulatory changes, new measures to improve system reliability, and smart technologies used in the power grid system  Updated practical examples, photographs, drawing, and illustrations to help the reader gain a better understanding of the material "Optional supplementary reading" sections within most chapters to elaborate on certain concepts by providing additional detail or background

    Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional, Second Edition, gives business professionals in the industry and entry-level engineers a strong introduction to power technology in non-technical terms. 

    Steve W. Blume is Founder of Applied Professional Training, Inc., APT Global, LLC, APT College, LLC and APT Corporate Training Services, LLC, USA.  Steve is a registered professional engineer and certified NERC Reliability Coordinator with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in power and a Bachelor's degree specializing in Telecommunications. He has more than 25 years' experience teaching electric power system basics to non-electrical professionals.  Steve's engineering and operations experience includes generation, transmission, distribution, and electrical safety.  He is an active senior member in IEEE and has published two books in power systems through IEEE and Wiley.

  • Photovoltaic sources modeling / Giovanni Petrone, University of Salerno, Italy, Carlos Andrés Ramos-Paja, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Giovanni Spagnuolo, University of Salerno, Italy

    A practical reference to support choosing, customising and handling the best PV simulation solution

    This comprehensive guide surveys all available models for simulating a photovoltaic (PV) generator at different levels of granularity, from cell to system level, in uniform as well as in mismatched conditions. Providing a thorough comparison among the models, engineers have all the elements needed to choose the right PV array model for specific applications or environmental conditions matched with the model of the electronic circuit used to maximize the PV power production.

    Key features:

    Multiple mathematical models are given for different application requirements. The shading effect is taken into account to improve the model accuracy. Procedures for parameter identification of the PV model are analysed and compared. Mathematical manipulations are introduced to some models to reduce their calculation time. The electronic interface effect on the power chain is analysed. Analytical expressions are used to design and control the power converter driving the PV field.

    The book is an essential reference for R&D in the PV industry; designers of power converters for PV; PV systems designers; and practicing engineers.

  • IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering : Advanced Solutions in Power Systems : HVDC, FACTS, and Artificial Intelligence (1)

    Provides insight on both classical means and new trends in the application of power electronic and artificial intelligence techniques in power system operation and control

    This book presents advanced solutions for power system controllability improvement, transmission capability enhancement and operation planning. The book is organized into three parts. The first part describes the CSC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC technologies, the second part presents the FACTS devices, and the third part refers to the artificial intelligence techniques. All technologies and tools approached in this book are essential for power system development to comply with the smart grid requirements.

    Discusses detailed operating principles and diagrams, theory of modeling, control strategies and physical installations around the world of HVDC and FACTS systems Covers a wide range of Artificial Intelligence techniques that are successfully applied for many power system problems, from planning and monitoring to operation and control Each chapter is carefully edited, with drawings and illustrations that helps the reader to easily understand the principles of operation or application

    Advanced Solutions in Power Systems: HVDC, FACTS, and Artificial Intelligence is written for graduate students, researchers in transmission and distribution networks, and power system operation. This book also serves as a reference for professional software developers and practicing engineers.

  • Synthesized transmission lines : design, circuit implementation, and phased array applications / Tzyh-Ghuang Ma, Chao-Wei Wang, Chi-Hui Lai, Ying-Cheng Tseng

    An original advanced level reference appealing to both the microwave and antenna communities

    An overview of the research activity devoted to the synthesis of transmission lines by means of electrically small planar elements, highlighting the main microwave applications and the potential for circuit miniaturization Showcases the research of top experts in the field Presents innovative topics on synthesized transmission lines, which represent fundamental elements in microwave and mm-wave integrated circuits, including on-chip integration Covers topics that are related to the microwave community (transmission lines), and topics that are related to the antenna community (phased arrays), broadening the readership appeal

  • Introduction to wireless sensor networks / Anna Förster
    TK 7872 D48F67 2016
    Explores real-world wireless sensor network development, deployment, and applications
    Presents state-of-the-art protocols and algorithms Includes end-of-chapter summaries, exercises, and references For students, there are hardware overviews, reading links, programming examples, and tests available at [website] For Instructors, there are PowerPoint slides and solutions available at [website]

  • Green heterogeneous wireless networks / Muhammad Ismail, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Khalid Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin

    This book focuses on the emerging research topic "green (energy efficient) wireless networks" which has drawn huge attention recently from both academia and industry. This topic is highly motivated due to important environmental, financial, and quality-of-experience (QoE) considerations. Specifically, the high energy consumption of the wireless networks manifests in approximately 2% of all CO2 emissions worldwide. This book presents the authors' visions and solutions for deployment of energy efficient (green) heterogeneous wireless communication networks. The book consists of three major parts. The first part provides an introduction to the "green networks" concept, the second part targets the green multi-homing resource allocation problem, and the third chapter presents a novel deployment of device-to-device (D2D) communications and its successful integration in Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets).

    The book is novel in that it specifically targets green networking in a heterogeneous wireless medium, which represents the current and future wireless communication medium faced by the existing and next generation communication networks. The book focuses on multi-homing resource allocation, exploiting network cooperation, and integrating different and new network technologies (radio frequency and VLC), expanding the network coverage and integrating new device centric communication paradigms such as D2D Communications. Whilst the book discusses a significant research topic supported with advanced mathematical analysis, the resulting algorithms and solutions are explained and summarized in a way that is easy to follow and grasp. This book is suitable for networking and telecommunications engineers, researchers in industry and academia, as well as students and instructors.

  • Design, control and application of modular multilevel converters for HVDC transmission systems / Kamran Sharifabadi Research & Technology, Statoil ASA, Norway, Lennart Harnefors, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden Hans-Peter Nee School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Staffan Norrga, School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Remus Teodorescu, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

    Design, Control and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems is a comprehensive guide to semiconductor technologies applicable for MMC design, component sizing control, modulation, and application of the MMC technology for HVDC transmission.

    Separated into three distinct parts, the first offers an overview of MMC technology, including information on converter component sizing, Control and Communication, Protection and Fault Management, and Generic Modelling and Simulation. The second covers the applications of MMC in offshore WPP, including planning, technical and economic requirements and optimization options, fault management, dynamic and transient stability. Finally, the third chapter explores the applications of MMC in HVDC transmission and Multi Terminal configurations, including Supergrids.

    Key features:

    Unique coverage of the offshore application and optimization of MMC-HVDC schemes for the export of offshore wind energy to the mainland. Comprehensive explanation of MMC application in HVDC and MTDC transmission technology. Detailed description of MMC components, control and modulation, different modeling approaches, converter dynamics under steady-state and fault contingencies including application and housing of MMC in HVDC schemes for onshore and offshore. Analysis of DC fault detection and protection technologies, system studies required for the integration of HVDC terminals to offshore wind power plants, and commissioning procedures for onshore and offshore HVDC terminals. A set of self-explanatory simulation models for HVDC test cases is available to download from the companion website.

    This book provides essential reading for graduate students and researchers, as well as field engineers and professionals who require an in-depth understanding of MMC technology.

  • Foundations for microstrip circuit design / Terry C. Edwards, Michael B. Steer
    Building on the success of the previous three editions, Foundations for Microstrip Circuit Design offers extensive new, updated and revised material based upon the latest research. Strongly design-oriented, this fourth edition provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of this fast expanding field making it a definitive source for professional engineers and researchers and an indispensable reference for senior students in electronic engineering.

    Topics new to this edition: microwave substrates, multilayer transmission line structures, modern EM tools and techniques, microstrip and planar transmision line design, transmission line theory, substrates for planar transmission lines, Vias, wirebonds, 3D integrated interposer structures, computer-aided design, microstrip and power-dependent effects, circuit models, microwave network analysis, microstrip passive elements, and slotline design fundamentals.

  • Communication systems and networks : 9th International Conference, COMSNETS 2017, Bengaluru, India, January 4-8, 2017, Revised selected papers and invited papers / Nishanth Sastry, Sandip Chakraborty (eds.)

  • Beginning Adobe experience design : quickly design and prototype websites and mobile apps / Rob Huddleston

  • Resurgence of nuclear power challenges and opportunities for Asia / Nandakumar Janardhanan, Girijesh Pant, Ravi B. Grover, editors

  • VLSI-SoC: System-on-Chip in the Nanoscale Era - Design, Verification and Reliability : 24th IFIP WG 10.5/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration, VLSI-SoC 2016, Tallinn, Estonia, September 26-28, 2016, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Thomas Hollstein, Jaan Raik, Sergei Kostin, Anton Tšertov, Ian O'Connor, Ricardo Reis

  • Scaling OpenMP for Exascale Performance and Portability : 13th International Workshop on OpenMP, IWOMP 2017, Stony Brook, NY, USA, September 20-22, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Bronis R. de Supinski, Stephen L. Olivier, Christian Terboven, Barbara M. Chapman, Matthias S. Müller

  • Smart Energy Research. At the Crossroads of Engineering, Economics, and Computer Science : 3rd and 4th IFIP TC 12 International Conferences, SmartER Europe 2016 and 2017, Essen, Germany, February 16-18, 2016, and February 9, 2017, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Christian Derksen, Christoph Weber

  • Organic semiconductor heterojunctions and its application in organic light-emitting diodes / Dongge Ma, Yonghua Chen

  • Ad-hoc, mobile, and wireless networks : 16th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2017, Messina, Italy, September 20-22, 2017, Proceedings / Antonio Puliafito, Dario Bruneo, Salvatore Distefano, Francesco Longo (eds.)

  • Mobile ad hoc network protocols based on dissimilarity metrics / M. Güneş, D. G. Reina, J. M. Garcia Campos, S. L. Toral

  • Digital communication : towards a smart and secure future internet : 28th International Tyrrhenian Workshop, TIWDC 2017, Palermo, Italy, September 18-20, 2017, Proceedings / Alessandro Piva, Ilenia Tinnirello, Simone Morosi (eds.)

  • Advanced multicore systems-on-chip : architecture, on-chip network, design / Abderazek Ben Abdallah

  • Network traffic anomaly detection and prevention : concepts, techniques, and tools / Monowar H. Bhuyan, Dhruba K. Bhattacharyya, Jugal K. Kalita

  • ASP.NET core recipes : a problem-solution approach / John Ciliberti

  • Modern Recording Techniques / David Huber Miles, Robert E. Runstein
    TK 7881.4 H783 2017eb

  • Applied digital logic exercises using FPGAs / Kurt Wick
    TK 7868 L6W533 2017eb

    FPGAs have almost entirely replaced the traditional Application Specific Standard Parts (ASSP) such as the 74xx logic chip families because of their superior size, versatility, and speed. For example, FPGAs provide over a million fold increase in gates compared to ASSP parts.

    The traditional approach for hands-on exercises has relied on ASSP parts, primarily because of their simplicity and ease of use for the novice. Not only is this approach technically outdated, but it also severely limits the complexity of the designs that can be implemented. By introducing the readers to FPGAs, they are being familiarized with current digital technology and the skills to implement complex, sophisticated designs. However, working with FGPAs comes at a cost of increased complexity, notably the mastering of an HDL language, such as Verilog.

    Therefore, this book accomplishes the following: first, it teaches basic digital design concepts and then applies them through exercises; second, it implements these digital designs by teaching the user the syntax of the Verilog language while implementing the exercises. Finally, it employs contemporary digital hardware, such as the FPGA, to build a simple calculator, a basic music player, a frequency and period counter and it ends with a microprocessor being embedded in the fabric of the FGPA to communicate with the PC. In the process, readers learn about digital mathematics and digital-to-analog converter concepts through pulse width modulation.

  • Semiconductor integrated optics for switching light / Charlie Ironside
    TK 8320 I767 2017eb
    This book covers the technology of switching or modulating light in semiconductor optical waveguides. Currently a key function for optical communications systems is the conversion of data from an electrical signal to an optical signal for transmission in very low loss optical fibres and the converse process of optical to electrical conversion the O/E/O data conversion. This conversion between electronic and photonic signals imposes an energy consumption overhead on optical communication systems. So many research workers have been attracted to ultrafast all-optical switching of data in different formats. As a way of introduction to all-optical switching in semiconductor waveguides the book covers the electro-optic effect, electroabsorption and electrorefraction; effects that can be used in semiconductor optical modulation devices. But the book focuses on all-optical switching using second and third order optical nonlinearities in AlGaAs optical waveguides. It covers a variety of device configurations including integrated nonlinear couplers and Mach-Zehnder interferometers. Further, it provides design software in suit of Mathematica notebooks that can be used to explore the device design.

  • Modeling self-heating effects in nanoscale devices / K. Raleva, A.R. Shaik, D. Vasileska, S.M. Goodnick
    TK 7875 R356 2017eb

    It is generally acknowledged that modeling and simulation are preferred alternatives to trial and error approaches to semiconductor fabrication in the present environment, where the cost of process runs and associated mask sets is increasing exponentially with successive technology nodes. Hence, accurate physical device simulation tools are essential to accurately predict device and circuit performance.

    Accurate thermal modelling and the design of microelectronic devices and thin film structures at the micro- and nanoscales poses a challenge to electrical engineers who are less familiar with the basic concepts and ideas in sub-continuum heat transport. This book aims to bridge that gap. Efficient heat removal methods are necessary to increase device performance and device reliability. The authors provide readers with a combination of nanoscale experimental techniques and accurate modelling methods that must be employed in order to determine a device's temperature profile.

  • Nuclear power : past, present and future / David Elliott
    TK 9008 E456 2017eb
    This book looks at the early history of nuclear power, at what happened next, and at its longer-term prospects. The main question is: can nuclear power overcome the problems that have emerged? It was once touted as the ultimate energy source, freeing mankind from reliance on dirty, expensive fossil energy. Sixty years on, nuclear only supplies around 11.5% of global energy and is being challenged by cheaper energy options. While the costs of renewable sources, like wind and solar, are falling rapidly, nuclear costs have remained stubbornly high. Its development has also been slowed by a range of other problems, including a spate of major accidents, security concerns and the as yet unresolved issue of what to do with the wastes that it produces. In response, a new generation of nuclear reactors is being developed, many of them actually revised versions of the ideas first looked at in the earlier phase. Will this new generation of reactors bring nuclear energy to the forefront of energy production in the future?

  • Extreme-temperature and harsh-environment electronics : physics, technology and applications / Vinod Kumar Khanna
    TK 7870.25 K534 2017eb

  • Random telegraph signals in semiconductor devices / Eddy Simoen, Cor Claeys
    TK 7871.85 S567 2016eb

  • The foundations of electric circuit theory / N.R. Sree Harsha, Anupama Prakash, D.P. Kothari
    TK 454 S744 2016eb

  • Essential classical mechanics for device physics / A.F.J. Levi
    TK 7871.85 L484 2016eb
    Continued advances in the precision manufacturing of new structures at the nanometer scale have provided unique opportunities for device physics. This book sets out to summarize those elements of classical mechanics most applicable for scientists and engineers studying device physics. Supplementary MATLAB#65533; materials are available for all figures generated numerically.

  • New technologies for smart grid operation / Sioe T. Mak
    TK 3105 M356 2015eb

  • Validating RDF data / Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Eric Prud'hommeaux, Iovka Boneva, Dimitris Kontokostas
    TK 5105.88815 L238 2018

    RDF and Linked Data have broad applicability across many fields, from aircraft manufacturing to zoology. Requirements for detecting bad data differ across communities, fields, and tasks, but nearly all involve some form of data validation. This book introduces data validation and describes its practical use in day-to-day data exchange.

    The Semantic Web offers a bold, new take on how to organize, distribute, index, and share data. Using Web addresses (URIs) as identifiers for data elements enables the construction of distributed databases on a global scale. Like the Web, the Semantic Web is heralded as an information revolution, and also like the Web, it is encumbered by data quality issues. The quality of Semantic Web data is compromised by the lack of resources for data curation, for maintenance, and for developing globally applicable data models.

    At the enterprise scale, these problems have conventional solutions. Master data management provides an enterprise-wide vocabulary, while constraint languages capture and enforce data structures. Filling a need long recognized by Semantic Web users, shapes languages provide models and vocabularies for expressing such structural constraints.

    This book describes two technologies for RDF validation: Shape Expressions (ShEx) and Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), the rationales for their designs, a comparison of the two, and some example applications.

  • Resistance spot welding : fundamentals and applications for the automotive industry / Menachem Kimchi, David H. Phillips
    TK 4660 K557 2017
    The early chapters of this book provide thorough coverage of resistance spot welding fundamentals and principles. Topics covered include lobe and current range curves, contact resistance vs. electrode force, dynamic resistance, heat balance, nugget growth, etc. Equipment issues such as machine types, power supplies, and electrodes are addressed. Subsequent chapters focus on specific spot welding challenges to modern automotive manufacturing. Approaches to welding modern materials including advanced high strength steels, coated steels, and aluminum alloys are covered in much detail. The final chapters focus on many common production and quality control issues, such as electrode wear, monitoring and testing, computational modeling, and welding codes. The overall goal of the book is to provide a comprehensive resource for automotive engineers and technicians who work with modern spot welding equipment and automotive materials.

  • BATS codes : theory and practice / Shenghao Yang, Raymond W. Yeung
    TK 5105.383 Y253 2017

    This book discusses an efficient random linear network coding scheme, called BATched Sparse code, or BATS code, which is proposed for communication through multi-hop networks with packet loss. Multi-hop wireless networks have applications in the Internet of Things (IoT), space, and under-water network communications, where the packet loss rate per network link is high, and feedbacks have long delays and are unreliable. Traditional schemes like retransmission and fountain codes are not sufficient to resolve the packet loss so that the existing communication solutions for multi-hop wireless networks have either long delay or low throughput when the network length is longer than a few hops. These issues can be resolved by employing network coding in the network, but the high computational and storage costs of such schemes prohibit their implementation in many devices, in particular, IoT devices that typically have low computational power and very limited storage.

    A BATS code consists of an outer code and an inner code. As a matrix generalization of a fountain code, the outer code generates a potentially unlimited number of batches, each of which consists of a certain number (called the batch size) of coded packets. The inner code comprises (random) linear network coding at the intermediate network nodes, which is applied on packets belonging to the same batch. When the batch size is 1, the outer code reduces to an LT code (or Raptor code if precode is applied), and network coding of the batches reduces to packet forwarding. BATS codes preserve the salient features of fountain codes, in particular, their rateless property and low encoding/decoding complexity. BATS codes also achieve the throughput gain of random linear network coding. This book focuses on the fundamental features and performance analysis of BATS codes, and includes some guidelines and examples on how to design a network protocol using BATS codes.

  • Long afterglow phosphorescent materials Suli Wu, Zaifa Pan, Runfeng Chen, Xiaogang Liu

  • Reliability improvement technology for power converters / Kyo-Beum Lee, June-Seok Lee

  • The web at graduation and beyond : business impacts and developments / Gottfried Vossen, Frank Schönthaler, Stuart Dillon

  • Resilience : a new paradigm of nuclear safety : from accident mitigation to resilient society facing extreme situations / Joonhong Ahn, Franck Guarnieri, Kazuo Furuta, editors

  • Future network systems and security : third International Conference, FNSS 2017, Gainesville, FL, USA, August 31-September 2, 2017, Proceedings / Robin Doss, Selwyn Piramuthu, Wei Zhou (eds.)

  • Load modelling and generation in IP-based networks : a unified approach and tool support / Andrey Kolesnikov

  • Topological insulators : Dirac equation in condensed matter / Shun-Qing Shen

  • Verification and evaluation of computer and communication systems : 11th International Conference, VECoS 2017, Montreal, QC, Canada, August 24-25, 2017, Proceedings / Kamel Barkaoui, Hanifa Boucheneb, Ali Mili, Sofiène Tahar (eds.)

  • Quality, reliability, security and robustness in heterogeneous networks : 12th International Conference, QShine 2016, Seoul, Korea, July 7-8, 2016, Proceedings / Jong-Hyouk Lee, Sangheon Pack (eds.)

  • Active Multiplexing of Spectrally Engineered Heralded Single Photons in an Integrated Fibre Architecture

  • Computing in smart toys / Jeff K.T. Tang, Patrick C. K. Hung, editors

  • Resilience and risk : methods and application in environment, cyber and social domains / edited by Igor Linkov and José Manuel Palma-Oliveira

  • THz for CBRN and explosives detection and diagnosis / edited by Mauro F. Pereira, Oleksiy Shulika

  • Web and big data : first International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings. Lei Chen, Christian S. Jensen, Cyrus Shahabi, Xiaochun Yang, Xiang Lian (eds.)

  • Web and big data : first International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings. Lei Chen, Christian S. Jensen, Cyrus Shahabi, Xiaochun Yang, Xiang Lian (eds.)

  • QoS prediction in cloud and service computing approaches and applications / Yilei Zhang, Michael R. Lyu

  • Deep learning for biometrics Bir Bhanu, Ajay Kumar, editors

  • Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Concepts, Advances and Challenges / Rubén D. Costa, editor

  • Cyber-physical security and privacy in the electric smart grid / Bruce McMillin, Thomas Roth
    TK 3105 M353 2017eb
    This book focuses on the combined cyber and physical security issues in advanced electric smart grids. Existing standards are compared with classical results and the security and privacy principles of current practice are illustrated. The book paints a way for future development of advanced smart grids that operated in a peer-to-peer fashion, thus requiring a different security model. Future defenses are proposed that include information flow analysis and attestation systems that rely on fundamental physical properties of the smart grid system.
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