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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.


  • The solar generation : childhood and adolescence of terrestrial photovoltaics / Philip R. Wolfe
    TK 1087. W65 2018eb

    The first book to address the early development of the photovoltaic industry, and the pioneering researchers and companies in the sector

    Well before the end of this century, solar power will be the world′s dominant power source. This book looks at the origins of this smart sustainable energy technology, tracing the pioneering years from its inception following the 1973 oil crisis to the end of the last millennium just as the sector was poised for explosive growth. It focuses on the progress of the early terrestrial photovoltaic sector, often in the face of skepticism or apathy. It also covers the research and achievements of people and organizations within the PV business.

    Written by a leader in the field with more than 40 years of experience and an international reputation in the sustainable energy industry, The Solar Generation: Childhood and Adolescence of Terrestrial Photovoltaics offers enlightening coverage on the terrestrial PV industry. The first part of this 3-volume set provides a historical backdrop to the technology and tracks the development of research, markets, prices, applications, policies, and more. Part II is called the encyclopedia and features a Who s Who of the most influential people and profiles of key companies, events, and developments. Finally, Part III is the reference section and comes complete with glossaries, bibliography, and an incredibly comprehensive index. This text also:

    Addresses the early development of the PV sector from a global perspective Focuses on a defined period, leaving scope for later follow-ups as the sector matures Offers a study on the interactions between technology, policy, and market drivers

    The Solar Generation is an ideal book for all professionals in the power and energy field from every corner of the globe.


  • Switch/Router Architectures : Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems / James Aweya
    TK5105.543

    A practicing engineer′s inclusive review of communication systems based on shared-bus and shared-memory switch/router architectures

    This book delves into the inner workings of router and switch design in a comprehensive manner that is accessible to a broad audience. It begins by describing the role of switch/routers in a network, then moves on to the functional composition of a switch/router. A comparison of centralized versus distributed design of the architecture is also presented. The author discusses use of bus versus shared-memory for communication within a design, and also covers Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and configuration tools.

    Written in a simple style and language to allow readers to easily understand and appreciate the material presented, Switch/Router Architectures: Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems discusses the design of multilayer switches starting with the basic concepts and on to the basic architectures. It describes the evolution of multilayer switch designs and highlights the major performance issues affecting each design. It addresses the need to build faster multilayer switches and examines the architectural constraints imposed by the various multilayer switch designs. The book also discusses design issues including performance, implementation complexity, and scalability to higher speeds. This resource also:

    Summarizes principles of operation and explores the most common installed routers Covers the design of example architectures (shared bus and memory based architectures), starting from early software based designs Provides case studies to enhance reader comprehension

    Switch/Router Architectures: Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems is an excellent guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students, as well for engineers and researchers working in the field.


  • Radome electromagnetic theory and design / by Reuven Shavit
    TK 6590 R3S53 2018eb

    Radome Electromagnetic Theory and Design explores the theoretical tools and methods required to design radomes that are fully transparent to the electromagnetic energy transmitted or received by the enclosed antenna. A radome is a weatherproof and camouflaged enclosure that protects the enclosed radar or communication antenna, and are typically used on a fixed or moving platform such as an aircraft, ship or missile.

    The author -- a noted expert in the field -- examines the theoretical methods that apply to all type of radomes: planar, conformal, airborne and ground based. The text offers a description of the various measurement methods that characterise the electrical parameters of a radome, and discusses their merits in terms of accuracy. This groundbreaking book brings together in one volume all the necessary theoretical tools to design radomes

  • Bit-interleaved coded modulation : fundamentals, analysis, and design / Leszek Szczecinski, Alex Alvarado
    TK 5103.26 S93 2015eb

    Presenting a thorough overview of bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM), this book introduces the tools for the analysis and design of BICM transceivers. It explains in details the functioning principles of BICM and proposes a refined probabilistic modeling of the reliability metrics-the so-called L-values-which are at the core of the BICM receivers. Alternatives for transceiver design based on these models are then studied.

    Providing new insights into the analysis of BICM, this book is unique in its approach, providing a general framework for analysis and design, focusing on communication theoretic aspects of BICM transceivers. It adopts a tutorial approach, explains the problems in simple terms with the aid of multiple examples and case studies, and provides solutions using accessible mathematical tools.

    The book will be an excellent resource for researchers in academia and industry: graduate students, academics, development engineers, and R & D managers.

    Key Features:

    Presents an introduction to BICM, placing it in the context of other coded modulation schemes

    Offers explanations of the functioning principles and design alternatives

    Provides a unique approach, focusing on communication theory aspects

    Shows examples and case studies to illustrate analysis and design of BICM

    Adopts a tutorial approach, explaining the problems in simple terms and presenting solutions using accessible mathematical tools


  • The solar generation : childhood and adolescence of terrestrial photovoltaics / Philip R. Wolfe
    TK 1087. W65 2018eb

    The first book to address the early development of the photovoltaic industry, and the pioneering researchers and companies in the sector

    Well before the end of this century, solar power will be the world′s dominant power source. This book looks at the origins of this smart sustainable energy technology, tracing the pioneering years from its inception following the 1973 oil crisis to the end of the last millennium just as the sector was poised for explosive growth. It focuses on the progress of the early terrestrial photovoltaic sector, often in the face of skepticism or apathy. It also covers the research and achievements of people and organizations within the PV business.

    Written by a leader in the field with more than 40 years of experience and an international reputation in the sustainable energy industry, The Solar Generation: Childhood and Adolescence of Terrestrial Photovoltaics offers enlightening coverage on the terrestrial PV industry. The first part of this 3-volume set provides a historical backdrop to the technology and tracks the development of research, markets, prices, applications, policies, and more. Part II is called the encyclopedia and features a Who s Who of the most influential people and profiles of key companies, events, and developments. Finally, Part III is the reference section and comes complete with glossaries, bibliography, and an incredibly comprehensive index. This text also:

    Addresses the early development of the PV sector from a global perspective Focuses on a defined period, leaving scope for later follow-ups as the sector matures Offers a study on the interactions between technology, policy, and market drivers

    The Solar Generation is an ideal book for all professionals in the power and energy field from every corner of the globe.


  • Switch/Router Architectures : Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems / James Aweya
    TK5105.543

    A practicing engineer′s inclusive review of communication systems based on shared-bus and shared-memory switch/router architectures

    This book delves into the inner workings of router and switch design in a comprehensive manner that is accessible to a broad audience. It begins by describing the role of switch/routers in a network, then moves on to the functional composition of a switch/router. A comparison of centralized versus distributed design of the architecture is also presented. The author discusses use of bus versus shared-memory for communication within a design, and also covers Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms and configuration tools.

    Written in a simple style and language to allow readers to easily understand and appreciate the material presented, Switch/Router Architectures: Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems discusses the design of multilayer switches starting with the basic concepts and on to the basic architectures. It describes the evolution of multilayer switch designs and highlights the major performance issues affecting each design. It addresses the need to build faster multilayer switches and examines the architectural constraints imposed by the various multilayer switch designs. The book also discusses design issues including performance, implementation complexity, and scalability to higher speeds. This resource also:

    Summarizes principles of operation and explores the most common installed routers Covers the design of example architectures (shared bus and memory based architectures), starting from early software based designs Provides case studies to enhance reader comprehension

    Switch/Router Architectures: Shared-Bus and Shared-Memory Based Systems is an excellent guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students, as well for engineers and researchers working in the field.


  • Radome electromagnetic theory and design / by Reuven Shavit
    TK 6590 R3S53 2018eb

    Radome Electromagnetic Theory and Design explores the theoretical tools and methods required to design radomes that are fully transparent to the electromagnetic energy transmitted or received by the enclosed antenna. A radome is a weatherproof and camouflaged enclosure that protects the enclosed radar or communication antenna, and are typically used on a fixed or moving platform such as an aircraft, ship or missile.

    The author -- a noted expert in the field -- examines the theoretical methods that apply to all type of radomes: planar, conformal, airborne and ground based. The text offers a description of the various measurement methods that characterise the electrical parameters of a radome, and discusses their merits in terms of accuracy. This groundbreaking book brings together in one volume all the necessary theoretical tools to design radomes

  • Reflectarray antennas / John Huang, José A. Encinar
    TK 7871.6 H75 2008eb

    This book provides engineers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in reflectarray antenna research and development. The authors describe, in detail, design procedures for a wide range of applications, including broadband, multi-band, multi-beam, contour-beam, beam-scanning, and conformal reflectarray antennas. They provide sufficient coverage of basic reflectarray theory to fully understand reflectarray antenna design and analysis such that the readers can pursue reflectarray research on their own. Throughout the book numerous illustrative design examples including numerical and experimental results are provided.

    Featuring in-depth theoretical analysis along with practical design examples, Reflectarray Antennas is an excellent text/reference for engineering graduate students, researchers, and engineers in the field of antennas. It belongs on the bookshelves of university libraries, research institutes, and industrial labs and research facilities.


  • Parametric time-frequency domain spatial audio / edited by Ville Pulkki, Symeon Delikaris-Manias, Archontis Politis, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
    TK 7881.83 P37 2018eb

    A comprehensive guide that addresses the theory and practice of spatial audio

    This book provides readers with the principles and best practices in spatial audio signal processing. It describes how sound fields and their perceptual attributes are captured and analyzed within the time-frequency domain, how essential representation parameters are coded, and how such signals are efficiently reproduced for practical applications. The book is split into four parts starting with an overview of the fundamentals. It then goes on to explain the reproduction of spatial sound before offering an examination of signal-dependent spatial filtering. The book finishes with coverage of both current and future applications and the direction that spatial audio research is heading in.

    Parametric Time-frequency Domain Spatial Audio focuses on applications in entertainment audio, including music, home cinema, and gaming--covering the capturing and reproduction of spatial sound as well as its generation, transduction, representation, transmission, and perception. This book will teach readers the tools needed for such processing, and provides an overview to existing research. It also shows recent up-to-date projects and commercial applications built on top of the systems.

    Provides an in-depth presentation of the principles, past developments, state-of-the-art methods, and future research directions of spatial audio technologies Includes contributions from leading researchers in the field Offers MATLAB codes with selected chapters

    An advanced book aimed at readers who are capable of digesting mathematical expressions about digital signal processing and sound field analysis , Parametric Time-frequency Domain Spatial Audio is best suited for researchers in academia and in the audio industry.


  • Balanced microwave filters / edited by Ferran Martín, Lei Zhu, Jiasheng Hong, Francisco Medina
    TK 7872 F5B35 2018eb

    This book presents and discusses strategies for the design and implementation of common-mode suppressed balanced microwave filters, including, narrowband, wideband, and ultra-wideband filters

    This book examines differential-mode, or balanced, microwave filters by discussing several implementations of practical realizations of these passive components. Topics covered include selective mode suppression, designs based on distributed and semi-lumped approaches, multilayer technologies, defect ground structures, coupled resonators, metamaterials, interference techniques, and substrate integrated waveguides, among others.

    Divided into five parts, Balanced Microwave Filters begins with an introduction that presents the fundamentals of balanced lines, circuits, and networks. Part 2 covers balanced transmission lines with common-mode noise suppression, including several types of common-mode filters and the application of such filters to enhance common-mode suppression in balanced bandpass filters. Next, Part 3 examines wideband and ultra-wideband (UWB) balanced bandpass filters with intrinsic common-mode suppression. Narrowband and dual-band balanced bandpass filters with intrinsic common-mode suppression are discussed in Part 4. Finally, Part 5 covers other balanced circuits, such as balanced power dividers and combiners, and differential-mode equalizers with common-mode filtering. In addition, the book:

    Explores a research topic of increasing interest due to the growing demand of balanced transmission lines and circuits in modern communication systems Includes contributions from prominent worldwide experts in the field Provides readers with the necessary knowledge to analyze and synthesize balanced filters and circuits

    Balanced Microwave Filters is an important text for R&D engineers, professionals, and specialists working on the topic of microwave filters. Post graduate students and Masters students in the field of microwave engineering and wireless communications, especially those involved in courses related to microwave filters, and balanced filters and circuits will also find it to be a vital resource.


  • Digital signal processing with kernel methods / by Dr. José Luis Rojo-Álvarez, Dr. Manel Martínez-Ramón, Dr. Jordi Muñoz-Marí, Dr. Gustau Camps-Valls
    TK5102.9
    A realistic and comprehensive review of joint approaches to machine learning and signal processing algorithms, with application to communications, multimedia, and biomedical engineering systems

    Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods reviews the milestones in the mixing of classical digital signal processing models and advanced kernel machines statistical learning tools. It explains the fundamental concepts from both fields of machine learning and signal processing so that readers can quickly get up to speed in order to begin developing the concepts and application software in their own research.

    Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods provides a comprehensive overview of kernel methods in signal processing, without restriction to any application field. It also offers example applications and detailed benchmarking experiments with real and synthetic datasets throughout. Readers can find further worked examples with Matlab source code on a website developed by the authors: http://github.com/DSPKM

    * Presents the necessary basic ideas from both digital signal processing and machine learning concepts
    * Reviews the state-of-the-art in SVM algorithms for classification and detection problems in the context of signal processing
    * Surveys advances in kernel signal processing beyond SVM algorithms to present other highly relevant kernel methods for digital signal processing

    An excellent book for signal processing researchers and practitioners, Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods will also appeal to those involved in machine learning and pattern recognition.

  • Dynamic vulnerability assessment and intelligent control for sustainable power systems / edited by Professor Jose L. Rueda Torres, Professor Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt
    TK3081

    Identifying, assessing, and mitigating electric power grid vulnerabilities is a growing focus in short-term operational planning of power systems. Through illustrated application, this important guide surveys state-of-the-art methodologies for the assessment and enhancement of power system security in short term operational planning and real-time operation. The methodologies employ advanced methods from probabilistic theory, data mining, artificial intelligence, and optimization, to provide knowledge-based support for monitoring, control (preventive and corrective), and decision making tasks.

    Key features:

    Introduces behavioural recognition in wide-area monitoring and security constrained optimal power flow for intelligent control and protection and optimal grid management. Provides in-depth understanding of risk-based reliability and security assessment, dynamic vulnerability assessment methods, supported by the underpinning mathematics. Develops expertise in mitigation techniques using intelligent protection and control, controlled islanding, model predictive control, multi-agent and distributed control systems Illustrates implementation in smart grid and self-healing applications with examples and real-world experience from the WAMPAC (Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control) scheme.

    Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment and Intelligent Control for Power Systems is a valuable reference for postgraduate students and researchers in power system stability as well as practicing engineers working in power system dynamics, control, and network operation and planning.


  • Modular multilevel converters : analysis, control, and applications / Sixign Du, Apparao Dekka, Bin Wu, Navid Zargari
    TK7872.C8

    An invaluable academic reference for the area of high-power converters, covering all the latest developments in the field

    High-power multilevel converters are well known in industry and academia as one of the preferred choices for efficient power conversion. Over the past decade, several power converters have been developed and commercialized in the form of standard and customized products that power a wide range of industrial applications. Currently, the modular multilevel converter is a fast-growing technology and has received wide acceptance from both industry and academia. Providing adequate technical background for graduate- and undergraduate-level teaching, this book includes a comprehensive analysis of the conventional and advanced modular multilevel converters employed in motor drives, HVDC systems, and power quality improvement.

    Modular Multilevel Converters: Analysis, Control, and Applications provides an overview of high-power converters, reference frame theory, classical control methods, pulse width modulation schemes, advanced model predictive control methods, modeling of ac drives, advanced drive control schemes, modeling and control of HVDC systems, active and reactive power control, power quality problems, reactive power, harmonics and unbalance compensation, modeling and control of static synchronous compensators (STATCOM) and unified power quality compensators. Furthermore, this book:

    Explores technical challenges, modeling, and control of various modular multilevel converters in a wide range of applications such as transformer and transformerless motor drives, high voltage direct current transmission systems, and power quality improvement Reflects the latest developments in high-power converters in medium-voltage motor drive systems Offers design guidance with tables, charts graphs, and MATLAB simulations Modular Multilevel Converters: Analysis, Control, and Applications is a valuable reference book for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and other professionals in the field of high power converters. It also serves well as a textbook for graduate-level students.

  • Visible Light Communications : Modulation and Signal Processing / Zhaocheng Wang, Qi Wang, Wei Huang, Zhengyuan Xu
    TK 5103.59 V57 2017eb

    A complete and comprehensive reference on modulation and signal processing for visible light communication

    This informative new book on state-of-the-art visible light communication (VLC) provides, for the first time, a systematical and advanced treatment of modulation and signal processing for VLC. Visible Light Communications: Modulation and Signal Processing offers a practical guide to designing VLC, linking academic research with commercial applications.

    In recent years, VLC has attracted attention from academia and industry since it has many advantages over the traditional radio frequency, including wide unregulated bandwidth, high security, and low cost. It is a promising complementary technique in 5G and beyond wireless communications, especially in indoor applications. However, lighting constraints have not been fully considered in the open literature when considering VLC system design, and its importance has been underestimated. That's why this book--written by a team of experts with both academic research experience and industrial development experience in the field--is so welcome. To help readers understand the theory and design of VLC systems, the book:

    Details many modern techniques on both modulation and signal processing aspects Links academic research with commercial applications in visible light communications as well as other wireless communication systems Combines theoretical rigor with practical examples in presenting optical camera communication systems

    Visible Light Communications: Modulation and Signal Processing serves as a useful tool and reference book for visible light communication professionals, as well as wireless communication system professionals and project managers. It is also an important guide for undergraduates and graduates who want to conduct research in areas of wireless communications.


  • Network function virtualization : concepts and applicability in 5G networks / by Ying Zhang
    TK 5105.5 Z44 2018eb

    A horizontal view of newly emerged technologies in the field of network function virtualization (NFV), introducing the open source implementation efforts that bring NFV from design to reality

    This book explores the newly emerged technique of network function virtualization (NFV) through use cases, architecture, and challenges, as well as standardization and open source implementations. It is the first systematic source of information about cloud technologies' usage in the cellular network, covering the interplay of different technologies, the discussion of different design choices, and its impact on our future cellular network.

    Network Function Virtualization: Concepts and Applicability in 5G Networks reviews new technologies that enable NFV, such as Software Defined Networks (SDN), network virtualization, and cloud computing. It also provides an in-depth investigation of the most advanced open source initiatives in this area, including OPNFV, Openstack, and Opendaylight. Finally, this book goes beyond literature review and industry survey by describing advanced research topics such as service chaining, VNF orchestrations, and network verification of NFV systems. In addition, this resource:

    Introduces network function virtualization (NFV) from both industrial and academic perspectives Describes NFV's usage in mobile core networks, which is the essence of 5G implementation Offers readers a deep dive on NFV's enabling techniques such as SDN, virtualization, and cloud computing

    Network Function Virtualization: Concepts and Applicability in 5G Networks is an ideal book for researchers and university students who want to keep up with the ever-changing world of network function virtualization.


  • Multiphysics simulation by design for electrical machines, power electronics and drives / Marius Rosu, Ping Zhou, Dingsheng Lin, Dan Ionel, Mircea Popescu, Frede Blaabjerg, Vandana Rallabandi, David Staton
    TK1005

    Presents applied theory and advanced simulation techniques for electric machines and drives

    This book combines the knowledge of experts from both academia and the software industry to present theories of multiphysics simulation by design for electrical machines, power electronics, and drives. The comprehensive design approach described within supports new applications required by technologies sustaining high drive efficiency. The highlighted framework considers the electric machine at the heart of the entire electric drive. The book also emphasizes the simulation by design concept--a concept that frames the entire highlighted design methodology, which is described and illustrated by various advanced simulation technologies.

    Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives begins with the basics of electrical machine design and manufacturing tolerances. It also discusses fundamental aspects of the state of the art design process and includes examples from industrial practice. It explains FEM-based analysis techniques for electrical machine design--providing details on how it can be employed in ANSYS Maxwell software. In addition, the book covers advanced magnetic material modeling capabilities employed in numerical computation; thermal analysis; automated optimization for electric machines; and power electronics and drive systems. This valuable resource:

    Delivers the multi-physics know-how based on practical electric machine design methodologies Provides an extensive overview of electric machine design optimization and its integration with power electronics and drives Incorporates case studies from industrial practice and research and development projects

    Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives is an incredibly helpful book for design engineers, application and system engineers, and technical professionals. It will also benefit graduate engineering students with a strong interest in electric machines and drives.


  • Small cell networks : deployment, management, and optimization / Holger Claussen, David López-Pérez, Lester Ho, Rouzbeh Razavi, Stepan Kucera
    TK 5103.2 C43 2017eb

    The first and only up-to-date guide offering complete coverage of HetNets written by top researchers and engineers in the field

    Small Cell Networks: Deployment, Management, and Optimization addresses key problems of the cellular network evolution towards HetNets. It focuses on the latest developments in heterogeneous and small cell networks, as well as their deployment, operation, and maintenance. It also covers the full spectrum of the topic, from academic, research, and business to the practice of HetNets in a coherent manner. Additionally, it provides complete and practical guidelines to vendors and operators interested in deploying small cells.

    The first comprehensive book written by well-known researchers and engineers from Nokia Bell Labs, Small Cell Networks begins with an introduction to the subject offering chapters on capacity scaling and key requirements of future networks. It then moves on to sections on coverage and capacity optimization, and interference management. From there, the book covers mobility management, energy efficiency, and small cell deployment, ending with a section devoted to future trends and applications. The book also contains:

    The latest review of research outcomes on HetNets based on both theoretical analyses and network simulations Over 200 sources from 3GPP, the Small Cell Forum, journals and conference proceedings, and all prominent topics in HetNet An overview of indoor coverage techniques such as metrocells, picocells and femtocells, and their deployment and optimization Real case studies as well as innovative research results based on both simulation and measurements Detailed information on simulating heterogeneous networks as used in the examples throughout the book

    Given the importance of HetNets for future wireless communications, Small Cell Networks: Deployment, Management, and Optimization is sure to help decision makers as they consider the migration of services to HetNets. It will also appeal to anyone involved in information and communication technology.


  • Introduction to AC machine design / Thomas A. Lipo
    TK2711

    The only book on the market that emphasizes machine design beyond the basic principles of AC and DC machine behavior

    AC electrical machine design is a key skill set for developing competitive electric motors and generators for applications in industry, aerospace, and defense. This book presents a thorough treatment of AC machine design, starting from basic electromagnetic principles and continuing through the various design aspects of an induction machine. Introduction to AC Machine Design includes one chapter each on the design of permanent magnet machines, synchronous machines, and thermal design. It also offers a basic treatment of the use of finite elements to compute the magnetic field within a machine without interfering with the initial comprehension of the core subject matter.

    Based on the author's notes, as well as after years of classroom instruction, Introduction to AC Machine Design :

    Brings to light more advanced principles of machine design--not just the basic principles of AC and DC machine behavior Introduces electrical machine design to neophytes while also being a resource for experienced designers Fully examines AC machine design, beginning with basic electromagnetic principles Covers the many facets of the induction machine design

    Introduction to AC Machine Design is an important text for graduate school students studying the design of electrical machinery, and it will be of great interest to manufacturers of electrical machinery.


  • Radio wave propagation and parabolic equation modeling / Gökhan Apaydin, Levent Sevgi
    TK6553

    An important contribution to the literature that introduces powerful new methods for modeling and simulating radio wave propagation

    A thorough understanding of electromagnetic wave propagation is fundamental to the development of sophisticated communication and detection technologies. The powerful numerical methods described in this book represent a major step forward in our ability to accurately model electromagnetic wave propagation in order to establish and maintain reliable communication links, to detect targets in radar systems, and to maintain robust mobile phone and broadcasting networks.

    The first new book on guided wave propagation modeling and simulation to appear in nearly two decades, Radio Wave Propagation and Parabolic Equation Modeling addresses the fundamentals of electromagnetic wave propagation generally, with a specific focus on radio wave propagation through various media. The authors explore an array of new applications, and detail various virtual electromagnetic tools for solving several frequent electromagnetic propagation problems. All of the methods described are presented within the context of real-world scenarios typifying the differing effects of various environments on radio-wave propagation. This valuable text:

    Addresses groundwave and surface wave propagation Explains radar applications in terms of parabolic equation modeling and simulation approaches Introduces several simple and sophisticated MATLAB scripts Teaches applications that work with a wide range of electromagnetic, acoustic and optical wave propagation modeling Presents the material in a quick-reference format ideal for busy researchers and engineers

    Radio Wave Propagation and Parabolic Equation Modeling is a critical resource forelectrical, electronics, communication, and computer engineers working on industrial and military applications that rely on the directed propagation of radio waves. It is also a useful reference for advanced engineering students and academic researchers.


  • Foundations of pulsed power technology / Janet Lehr and Pralhad Ron
    TK2986

    Examines the foundation of pulse power technology in detail to optimize the technology in modern engineering settings

    Pulsed power technologies could be an answer to many cutting-edge applications. The challenge is in how to develop this high-power/high-energy technology to fit current market demands of low-energy consuming applications. This book provides a comprehensive look at pulsed power technology and shows how it can be improved upon for the world of today and tomorrow.

    Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology focuses on the design and construction of the building blocks as well as their optimum assembly for synergetic high performance of the overall pulsed power system. Filled with numerous design examples throughout, the book offers chapter coverage on various subjects such as: Marx generators and Marx-like circuits; pulse transformers; pulse-forming lines; closing switches; opening switches; multi-gigawatt to multi-terawatt systems; energy storage in capacitor banks; electrical breakdown in gases; electrical breakdown in solids, liquids and vacuum; pulsed voltage and current measurements; electromagnetic interference and noise suppression; and EM topology for interference control. In addition, the book:

    Acts as a reference for practicing engineers as well as a teaching text Features relevant design equations derived from the fundamental concepts in a single reference Contains lucid presentations of the mechanisms of electrical breakdown in gaseous, liquid, solid and vacuum dielectrics Provides extensive illustrations and references

    Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology will be an invaluable companion for professionals working in the fields of relativistic electron beams, intense bursts of light and heavy ions, flash X-ray systems, pulsed high magnetic fields, ultra-wide band electromagnetics, nuclear electromagnetic pulse simulation, high density fusion plasma, and high energy- rate metal forming techniques.


  • New solutions for cybersecurity / edited by Howard Shrobe, David L. Shrier, and Alex Pentland
    TK 5105.59 N3464 2018eb

    Experts from MIT explore recent advances in cybersecurity, bringing together management, technical, and sociological perspectives.

    Ongoing cyberattacks, hacks, data breaches, and privacy concerns demonstrate vividly the inadequacy of existing methods of cybersecurity and the need to develop new and better ones. This book brings together experts from across MIT to explore recent advances in cybersecurity from management, technical, and sociological perspectives. Leading researchers from MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, the MIT Media Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, and MIT Lincoln Lab, along with their counterparts at Draper Lab, the University of Cambridge, and SRI, discuss such varied topics as a systems perspective on managing risk, the development of inherently secure hardware, and the Dark Web. The contributors suggest approaches that range from the market-driven to the theoretical, describe problems that arise in a decentralized, IoT world, and reimagine what optimal systems architecture and effective management might look like.

    Contributors
    YNadav Aharon, Yaniv Altshuler, Manuel Cebrian, Nazli Choucri, André DeHon, Ryan Ellis, Yuval Elovici, Harry Halpin, Thomas Hardjono, James Houghton, Keman Huang, Mohammad S. Jalali, Priscilla Koepke, Yang Lee, Stuart Madnick, Simon W. Moore, Katie Moussouris, Peter G. Neumann, Hamed Okhravi, Jothy Rosenberg, Hamid Salim,Michael Siegel, Diane Strong, Gregory T. Sullivan, Richard Wang, Robert N. M. Watson, Guy Zyskind


  • Parametric time-frequency domain spatial audio / edited by Ville Pulkki, Symeon Delikaris-Manias, and Archontis Politis, Aalto University, Finland
    TK 7881.83 P37 2018eb

    A comprehensive guide that addresses the theory and practice of spatial audio

    This book provides readers with the principles and best practices in spatial audio signal processing. It describes how sound fields and their perceptual attributes are captured and analyzed within the time-frequency domain, how essential representation parameters are coded, and how such signals are efficiently reproduced for practical applications. The book is split into four parts starting with an overview of the fundamentals. It then goes on to explain the reproduction of spatial sound before offering an examination of signal-dependent spatial filtering. The book finishes with coverage of both current and future applications and the direction that spatial audio research is heading in.

    Parametric Time-frequency Domain Spatial Audio focuses on applications in entertainment audio, including music, home cinema, and gaming--covering the capturing and reproduction of spatial sound as well as its generation, transduction, representation, transmission, and perception. This book will teach readers the tools needed for such processing, and provides an overview to existing research. It also shows recent up-to-date projects and commercial applications built on top of the systems.

    Provides an in-depth presentation of the principles, past developments, state-of-the-art methods, and future research directions of spatial audio technologies Includes contributions from leading researchers in the field Offers MATLAB codes with selected chapters

    An advanced book aimed at readers who are capable of digesting mathematical expressions about digital signal processing and sound field analysis , Parametric Time-frequency Domain Spatial Audio is best suited for researchers in academia and in the audio industry.


  • Quality, reliability, security and robustness in heterogeneous systems : 13th International Conference, QShine 2017, Dalian, China, December 16 -17, 2017, Proceedings / Lei Wang, Tie Qiu, Wenbing Zhao (eds.)
    TK5105.5

  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing and Communication Systems : I3CS 2016, NEHU, Shillong, India / J. K. Mandal, Goutam Saha, Debdatta Kandar, Arnab Kumar Maji, editors
    TK5105.5

  • Mobile ad-hoc and sensor networks : 13th International Conference, MSN 2017, Beijing, China, December 17-20, 2017, Revised selected papers / Liehuang Zhu, Sheng Zhong (eds.)
    TK5105.77

  • Metamaterial surface plasmon-based transmission lines and antennas / Amin Kianinejad
    TK7867

  • Noise tolerant data authentication for wireless communication / Obaid Ur-Rehman, Natasa Zivic
    TK5103.2

  • Smartphone-based indoor map construction : principles and applications / Ruipeng Gao, Fan Ye, Guojie Luo, Jason Cong
    TK5103.48323

  • Hybrid and fully thermoelectric solar harvesting / Dario Narducci, Peter Bermel, Bruno Lorenzi, Ning Wang, Kazuaki Yazawa
    TK2950

  • Advanced theory of fractional-slot concentrated-wound permanent magnet synchronous machines / Mohammad Farshadnia
    TK4058

  • Physical design and mask synthesis for directed self-assembly lithography / Seongbo Shim, Youngsoo Shin
    TK7874

  • Pathological elements in analog circuit design / Mourad Fakhfakh, Marian Pierzchala, editors
    TK7874

  • Grid-side converters control and design : interfacing between the AC grid and renewable power sources / Slobodan N. Vukosavic
    TK7872.C8

  • Internet science : INSCI 2017 International Workshops, IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 22, 2017, Revised selected papers / Sotiris Diplaris, Anna Satsiou, Asbjørn Følstad, Michail Vafopoulos, Thomas Vilarinho (eds.)
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Communications and networking : 12th International Conference, ChinaCom 2017, Xi'an, China, October 10-12, 2017, Proceedings. Bo Li, Lei Shu, Deze Zeng (eds.)
    TK5105.5

  • Circuits, systems and signal processing : a tutorials approach / Suhash Chandra Dutta Roy
    TK7867

  • Synthesis and characterisation of non-fullerene electron acceptors for organic photovoltaics / Sarah Holliday
    TK7871.15.P6

  • Wireless personal communications : simulation and complexity / Mohsen A. M. El-Bendary
    TK5103.485

  • Europium monoxide : semiconductor and ferromagnet for spintronics / Arnold S. Borukhovich, Alexey V. Troshin
    TK7871.85

  • Anion exchange membrane fuel cells : principles, materials and systems / Liang An, T.S. Zhao, editors
    TK2931

  • Fundamentals of electrical circuit analysis / Md. Abdus Salam, Quazi Mehbubar Rahman
    TK454

  • Inside radio : an attack and defense guide / Qing Yang, Lin Huang
    TK5103.2

  • Ambient communications and computer systems : RACCCS 2017 / Gregorio Martinez Perez, Shailesh Tiwari, Munesh C. Trivedi, Krishn K. Mishra, editors
    TK5101.A1

  • Electromagnetic Performance Analysis of Graded Dielectric Inhomogeneous Radomes by P. Mahima, M. Suprava, S. Vandana, Mohammed P.S. Yazeen, Raveendranath U. Nair
    TK7876

  • Nuclear Decommissioning Its History, Development, and Current Status / by Michele Laraia
    TK9001

  • Audio Source Separation edited by Shoji Makino
    TK7882.S65

  • Intelligent Computing Systems Second International Symposium, ISICS 2018, Merida, Mexico, March 21-23, 2018, Proceedings / edited by Carlos Brito-Loeza, Arturo Espinosa-Romero
    TK7882.P3

  • Parasitic Substrate Coupling in High Voltage Integrated Circuits Minority and Majority Carriers Propagation in Semiconductor Substrate / by Pietro Buccella, Camillo Stefanucci, Maher Kayal, Jean-Michel Sallese
    TK7888.4

  • Wireless and Satellite Systems 9th International Conference, WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Prashant Pillai, Kandeepan Sithamparanathan, Giovanni Giambene, Miguel Ángel Vázquez, Paul Daniel Mitchell
    TK5105.5

  • Visual Quality Assessment for Natural and Medical Image by Yong Ding
    TK7882.S65

  • Diagnosability, security and safety of hybrid dynamic and cyber-physical systems / Moamar Sayed-Mouchaweh, editor
    TK7895.E42 D53 2018eb

  • Synchronization in Networks of Nonlinear Circuits Essential Topics with MATLAB® Code / by Mattia Frasca, Lucia Valentina Gambuzza, Arturo Buscarino, Luigi Fortuna
    TK7888.4

  • Foundations of heterogeneous integration an industry-based, 2.5D/3D pathfinding and co-design approach / by Farhang Yazdani
    TK7888.4

  • Information Theory for Electrical Engineers by Orhan Gazi
    TK1

  • Cyber security for cyber physical systems / Saqib Ali, Taiseera Al Balushi, Zia Nadir, Omar Khadeer Hussain
    TK7895.E42

  • Adversary detection for cognitive radio networks / Xiaofan He, Huaiyu Dai
    TK5103.4815

  • CSS framework alternatives : explore five lightweight alternatives to Bootstrap and Foundation with project examples / Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    TK5105.888

  • Practical Webix : learn to expedite and improve your web development / Frank Zammetti
    TK5105.8883

  • Beginning Entity Framework Core 2.0 : database access from .NET / by Derek J. Rouleau
    TK5105.8885.A26

  • Passive and active measurement : 19th International Conference, PAM 2018, Berlin, Germany, March 26-27, 2018, Proceedings / Robert Beverly, Georgios Smaragdakis, Anja Feldmann (eds.)
    TK5105.5 .P35 2018eb

  • Nanomaterials for supercapacitors / editor, Ling Bing Kong, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    TK 7872 C65N35 2017

    New materials hold the key to fundamental advances in energy conversion and storage, both of which are vital in order to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels. Nanomaterials in particular offer unique properties or combinations of properties as electrodes and electrolytes in a range of energy devices. Supercapacitors have been widely acknowledged to be promising devices for energy storage. This book describes the latest progress in the discovery and development of nanoelectrolytes and nanoelectrodes for supercapacitor applications.


  • High-temperature electrochemical energy conversion and storage : fundamentals and applications / Yixiang Shi [and 3 others]
    TK 2896 S55 2018

    As global demands for energy and lower carbon emissions rise, developing systems of energy conversion and storage becomes necessary. This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in fuel into power, and thereby aid in proposing a solution to the global energy crisis. The book focuses on high-temperature electrochemical devices that have a wide variety of existing and potential applications, including the creation of fuel cells for power generation, production of high-purity hydrogen by electrolysis, high-purity oxygen by membrane separation, and various high-temperature batteries. High-Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive view of the new technologies in high-temperature electrochemistry. Written in a clear and detailed manner, it is suitable for developers, researchers, or students of any level.


  • Mesoporous materials for advanced energy storage and conversion technologies / editors, Jian Liu, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia, San Ping Jiang, Fuels and Energy
    TK 2901 M47 2017

    Innovation through specific and rational design and functionalization has led to the development of a wide range of mesoporous materials with varying morphologies (hexagonal, cubic, rod-like), structures (silicates, carbons, metal oxides), and unique functionalities (doping, acid functionalization) that currently makes this field one of the most exciting in materials science and energy applications. This book focuses primarily on the rapid progress in their application in energy conversion and storage technologies, including supercapacitor, Li-ion battery, fuel cells, solar cells, and photocatalysis (water splitting) and will serve as a valuable reference for researchers in the field


  • Nanoparticle engineering for chemical-mechanical planarization : fabrication of next-generation nanodevices / authors, Ungyu Paik, Jea-Gun Park
    TK 7874.84 P35 2009

    In the development of next-generation nanoscale devices, higher speed and lower power operation is the name of the game. Increasing reliance on mobile computers, mobile phone, and other electronic devices demands a greater degree of speed and power. As chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) progressively becomes perceived less as black art and more as a cutting-edge technology, it is emerging as the technology for achieving higher performance devices.

    Nanoparticle Engineering for Chemical-Mechanical Planarizationexplains the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles according to each step in the CMP process, including dielectric CMP, shallow trend isolation CMP, metal CMP, poly isolation CMP, and noble metal CMP. The authors provide a detailed guide to nanoparticle engineering of novel CMP slurry for next-generation nanoscale devices below the 60nm design rule. They present design techniques using polymeric additives to improve CMP performance. The final chapter focuses on novel CMP slurry for the application to memory devices beyond 50nm technology.

    Most books published on CMP focus on the polishing process, equipment, and cleaning. Even though some of these books may touch on CMP slurries, the methods they cover are confined to conventional slurries and none cover them with the detail required for the development of next-generation devices. With its coverage of fundamental concepts and novel technologies, this book delivers expert insight into CMP for all current and next-generation systems.


  • Human and organizational factors in nuclear safety : the French approach to safety assessments / Gregory Rolina, Ecole des mines de Paris, France
    TK 9152 R6513 2013

    This book discusses the specifics of safety regulations regarding nuclear risk and how experts contribute to the safety of nuclear installations. Drawing on research conducted in collaboration with the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), the ideas that are put forward rely on a review of the practices of specialists in human and organizational factors concerning nuclear safety. The author shows that the French approach depends on maintaining a technical dialogue between the regulatory authority (ASN), IRSN and nuclear operators. This method of risk management is known as "French cooking" in the Anglo-Saxon world, where a more formal regulatory approach is taken. This technical dialogue does however hold certain benefits, particularly in the field of human and organizational factors, where it allows an advancement of the state of knowledge, which remains incomplete. After the Fukushima accident, in the face of an ongoing European and global re-evaluation of the safety of nuclear power and alignment towards the Anglo-Saxon standard, the French cooking approach may yet be able to make a significant contribution. This work will be of interest to all involved in nuclear power engineering and in the field of risk management and nuclear safety.

    Includes a preface by Jacques Repussard, Director General, IRSN, France, and a postface by Erik Hollnagel, Professor, Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark / Chief Consultant, Centre for Quality, Region of Southern Denmark.


  • Solar power generation : technology, new concepts & policy / P. Jayarama Reddy
    TK 1087 R424 2012

    This book offers a global perspective of the current state of affairs in the field of solar power engineering. In four parts, this well-researched volume informs about:

    Established solar PV (photovoltaic) technologies Third-generation PV technologies based on new materials with potential for low-cost large-scale production Solar cell technology based on new (third-generation) concepts, such as quantum dot solar cells and nano wire solar cells using silicon and compound semiconductors Economic implications and effects, as well as policies and incentives in various countries of the world involved with solar energy implementation

    In addition to discussing manufacturing facts and implementation issues, this book emphasizes the implications of policy measures in countries with good PV activity, such as Japan, China, India, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the United States, and Canada. This volume is intended as a reference for a global audience of advanced students and R&D and industry professionals, as well as investors and policy-makers with fundamental knowledge of photovoltaic technology.


  • Electrolytes for electrochemical supercapacitors / edited by Cheng Zhong, Yida Deng, Wenbin Hu, Daoming Sun, Xiaopeng Han, Jinli Qiao, Jiujun Zhang
    TK 7872 C65E46 2016

    Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitorsprovides a state-of-the-art overview of the research and development of novel electrolytes and electrolyte configurations and systems to increase the energy density of electrochemical supercapacitors. Comprised of chapters written by leading international scientists active in supercapacitor research and manufacturing, this authoritative text:

    Describes a variety of electrochemical supercapacitor electrolytes and their properties, compositions, and systems Compares different electrolytes in terms of their effects on electrochemical supercapacitor performance Examines the interplay between the electrolytes, active electrode materials, and inactive components of the supercapacitors Discusses the design and optimization of electrolyte systems for improving electrochemical supercapacitor performance Explores the challenges electrochemical supercapacitors currently face, offering unique insight into next-generation supercapacitor applications

    Thus,Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitorsis a valuable resource for the research and development activities of academic researchers, graduate/undergraduate students, industry professionals, and manufacturers of electrode/electrolyte systems and electrochemical energy devices such as batteries, as well as for end users of the technology.


  • Chemical solution deposition of semiconductor films / Gary Hodes
    TK 7871.15 F5H63 2003

    Discussing specific depositions of a wide range of semiconductors and properties of the resulting films, Chemical Solution Deposition of Semiconductor Films examines the processes involved and explains the effect of various process parameters on final film and film deposition outcomes through the use of detailed examples. Supplying experimental results and practical examples, the book covers fundamental scientific principles underlying the chemical deposition process, various mechanisms involved in deposition, films of all the semiconductors deposited by this technique, and the use of semiconductor films in photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical properties, and size quantization effects.


  • Graphene : energy storage and conversion applications / Zhaoping Liu, Xufeng Zhou
    TK 2896 L58 2015

    Suitable for readers from broad backgrounds, Graphene: Energy Storage and Conversion Applications describes the fundamentals and cutting-edge applications of graphene-based materials for energy storage and conversion systems. It provides an overview of recent advancements in specific energy technologies, such as lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, solar cells, lithium sulfur batteries, and lithium air batteries. It also considers the outlook of industrial applications in the near future. Offering a brief introduction to the major synthesis methods of graphene, the text details the latest academic and commercial research and developments, covering all potential avenues for graphene's use in energy-related areas.


  • Proton exchange membrane fuel cells : contamination and mitigation strategies / editors, Hui Li ... [et al.]
    TK 2931 P7846 2010

    Large-scale commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology has been hindered by issues of reliability, durability, and cost, which are all related to the degradation of fuel cell performance. This degradation often has root causes in contamination from fuel, air streams, or system components. With contributions from international scientists and engineers active in PEMFC research, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Contamination and Mitigation Strategies discusses the impacts of contamination and the contamination mitigation strategies to improve fuel cell performance and durability.

    The book covers the nature, sources, and electrochemistry of contaminants; their effects on fuel cell performance and lifetime; and the mechanisms of contamination. Exploring the major findings from experimental and theoretical studies in contamination-related research, the expert contributors present methods and tools used for diagnosing various contamination phenomena, along with strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of contamination. They also describe key issues in the future R&D of fuel cell contamination and control.

    Helping to facilitate pioneering PEMFC R&D and accelerate sustainable commercialization, this book contains the latest research efforts and novel developments as well as important new directions in PEMFC contamination. It offers a comprehensive overview of nearly every aspect of fuel cell contamination, from fundamentals to applications.


  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells : physical principles of materials and operation / Michael Eikerling, Andrei Kulikovsky
    TK 2933 P76E39 2015

    The book provides a systematic and profound account of scientific challenges in fuel cell research. The introductory chapters bring readers up to date on the urgency and implications of the global energy challenge, the prospects of electrochemical energy conversion technologies, and the thermodynamic and electrochemical principles underlying the operation of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The book then presents the scientific challenges in fuel cell research as a systematic account of distinct components, length scales, physicochemical processes, and scientific disciplines.

    The main part of the book focuses on theory and modeling. Theoretical tools and approaches, applied to fuel cell research, are presented in a self-contained manner. Chapters are arranged by different fuel cell materials and components, and sections advance through the hierarchy of scales, starting from molecular-level processes in proton-conducting media or electrocatalytic systems and ending with performance issues at the device level, including electrochemical performance, water management, durability, and analysis of failure mechanisms.

    Throughout, the book gives numerous examples of formidable scientific challenges as well as of tools to facilitate materials design and development of diagnostic methods. It reveals reserves for performance improvements and uncovers misapprehensions in scientific understanding that have misled or may continue to mislead technological development. An indispensable resource for scientifically minded and practically oriented researchers, this book helps industry leaders to appreciate the contributions of fundamental research, and leaders of fundamental research to appreciate the needs of industry.


  • Tactical Persistent Surveillance Radar with Applications / David Lynch, Jr
    TK 6575 L96 2018eb

    Tactical Persistent Surveillance Radar with Applications introduces technologists to the essential elements of persistent surveillance of tactical targets from both a hardware and software point of view, using simple Mathcad, Excel and Basic examples with real data. It is based on the type of surveillance done by drones like Scan Eagle, Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, and manned aircraft like U-2, ASTOR, and JSTARS as well as spacecraft. The general topic is cellphone and datalink intercept, ground moving target radar, synthetic aperture radar, navigation, tracking, electronic scanning and cueing electro-optical sensors for activity based surveillance.

    Examples are taken from a wide range of technologies and techniques including passive detection, radar detection, antenna monopulse, active electronic scanned antennas (AESA), moving target tracking (MTT), motion compensation, tactical target spectral characteristics, moving target detection (MTI), space time adaptive processing (STAP), synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, change detection (CCD), and synthetic monopulse.

    Over 120 example applications programs are included in the appendices and as downloads as well as over 100 SAR and GMTI raw IQ data files. These allow the curious to experiment with their own parameters and notions to achieve a greater understanding of the underlying behaviors.

    Based on the author's 55-year experience in engineering design, leadership, teaching and consulting, this book is an essential text for researchers, advanced students and technologists working in radar and related fields in computing and aerospace system design.


  • High voltage power network construction / Keith Harker
    TK 3226 H37 2018eb

    High Voltage Power Network Construction examines the key requirements, considerations, complexities and constraints relevant to the task of high voltage power network construction - from design, finance, contracts and project management to installation and commissioning - with the aim of providing an overview of the holistic end to end construction task in a single volume. It specifically targets the 400, 275,132 and 33 kV networks, presenting best and common practice.

    The book is organised around the implementation of three complementary deliverables: a technical solution that results in the required power system performance characteristics; appropriate quality management arrangements; and the set of competencies all duty holders should demonstrate. Although written primarily from a UK electrical power industry perspective, the book recognises that much is already harmonised with the rest of Europe and increasingly so the rest of the world.

    This comprehensive reference is a must-read for engineers and researchers with high voltage network construction related responsibilities, especially those engineers that are newly qualified, as well as further reading for advanced students in related subjects.


  • Big data and software defined networks / edited by Javid Taheri
    TK 5105.5833 B54 2018eb

    Big Data Analytics and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are helping to drive the management of data usage of the extraordinary increase of computer processing power provided by Cloud Data Centres (CDCs). SDN helps CDCs run their services more efficiently by enabling managers to configure, manage, secure, and optimise the network resources very quickly. Big-Data Analytics in turn has entered CDCs to harvest the massive computing powers and deduct information that was never reachable by conventional methods. In this new edited reference the authors investigate areas where Big-Data and SDN can help each other in delivering more efficient services.

    This book is ideal for engineers, scientists, researchers, developers and practitioners developing and/or implementing cloud-based solutions. Also suitable for academics working in networking and SDN, machine learning, Big-Data analytics and optimisation disciplines; and cloud infrastructure designers and cloud providers hosting Big-Data services.


  • Open resonator microwave sensor systems for industrial gauging : a practical design approach / Nathan Ida
    TK 7879 I33 2018eb

    Open resonator microwave sensors allow accurate sensing, monitoring and measurement of properties such as dimension and moisture content in materials including dielectrics, rubber, polymers, paper, fabrics and wood veneers. This book presents a coherent and entirely practical approach to the design and use of systems based on these sensors in industrial environments, showing how they can provide meaningful, accurate and industrially-viable methods of gauging.

    Starting with an introduction to the underlying theory, the book proceeds through the entire design process, including simulation, experimentation, prototyping and testing of a complete system. It takes the reader through the development of a particular sensor, stressing the parameters that should be optimized and emphasizing practical aspects of a sensor and of its use. Two extended application case studies on the use of these systems for rubber thickness and fabric coating monitoring are included.


  • Power system dynamics and stability : with synchrophasor measurement and power system toolbox / Peter W. Sauer, M.A. Pai, and Joe H. Chow
    TK 1010 S284 2017eb

    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.


  • Transformer ageing : monitoring and estimation techniques / edited by Tapan Kumar Saha, Prithwiraj Purkait
    TK 2551

    A one-stop guide to transformer ageing, presenting industrially relevant state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques backed by extensive research data

    Offers a comprehensive coverage of transformer ageing topics including insulation materials, condition monitoring and diagnostic techniques Features chapters on smart transformer monitoring frameworks, transformer life estimation and biodegradable oil Highlights industrially relevant techniques adopted in electricity utilities, backed by extensive research

  • Introduction to magnetic random-access memory / edited by Bernard Dieny, Ronald B. Goldfarb, Kyung-Jin Lee
    TK 7895 M4I62 2017eb

    Magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) is poised to replace traditional computer memory based on complementary metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS). MRAM will surpass all other types of memory devices in terms of nonvolatility, low energy dissipation, fast switching speed, radiation hardness, and durability. Although toggle-MRAM is currently a commercial product, it is clear that future developments in MRAM will be based on spin-transfer torque, which makes use of electrons' spin angular momentum instead of their charge. MRAM will require an amalgamation of magnetics and microelectronics technologies. However, researchers and developers in magnetics and in microelectronics attend different technical conferences, publish in different journals, use different tools, and have different backgrounds in condensed-matter physics, electrical engineering, and materials science.

    This book is an introduction to MRAM for microelectronics engineers written by specialists in magnetic materials and devices. It presents the basic phenomena involved in MRAM, the materials and film stacks being used, the basic principles of the various types of MRAM (toggle and spin-transfer torque; magnetized in-plane or perpendicular-to-plane), the back-end magnetic technology, and recent developments toward logic-in-memory architectures. It helps bridge the cultural gap between the microelectronics and magnetics communities.

  • Decoding the social world : data science and the unintended consequences of communication / Sandra González-Bailón
    TK 5103.7 G747 2017eb

    How data science and the analysis of networks help us solve the puzzle of unintended consequences.

    Social life is full of paradoxes. Our intentional actions often trigger outcomes that we did not intend or even envision. How do we explain those unintended effects and what can we do to regulate them? In Decoding the Social World , Sandra González-Bailón explains how data science and digital traces help us solve the puzzle of unintended consequences--offering the solution to a social paradox that has intrigued thinkers for centuries. Communication has always been the force that makes a collection of people more than the sum of individuals, but only now can we explain why: digital technologies have made it possible to parse the information we generate by being social in new, imaginative ways. And yet we must look at that data, González-Bailón argues, through the lens of theories that capture the nature of social life. The technologies we use, in the end, are also a manifestation of the social world we inhabit.

    González-Bailón discusses how the unpredictability of social life relates to communication networks, social influence, and the unintended effects that derive from individual decisions. She describes how communication generates social dynamics in aggregate (leading to episodes of "collective effervescence") and discusses the mechanisms that underlie large-scale diffusion, when information and behavior spread "like wildfire." She applies the theory of networks to illuminate why collective outcomes can differ drastically even when they arise from the same individual actions. By opening the black box of unintended effects, González-Bailón identifies strategies for social intervention and discusses the policy implications--and how data science and evidence-based research embolden critical thinking in a world that is constantly changing.


  • Electrical transmission and substation structures 2015 : technical challenges and innovative solutions in grid modernization : proceedings of the 2015 Electrical Transmission and Substation Structures Conference, September 27-October 1, 2015, Branson, Missouri / sponsored by Electrical Transmission Structures Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Otto J. Lynch, P.E
    TK 3242 E44 2015eb
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