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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.


  • High-power microwave electronics. / translated from the Russian by S. and M. Nikolić
    TK 7835 E3513 1964

  • The physics of transmission lines at high and very high frequencies, by P. Grivet. Translated from the French by P.W. Hawkes
    TK 3221 G7813

  • Computer vision for electronics manufacturing / L.F. Pau
    TK 7836 P375 1990
    DEFECT PROPORTION OF DETECTION INITIAL RATE DETECTION RATE INSPECTOR 3 COMPLEXITY OF TIMES PAN OF PERFORMING o~ ________________________ o~ ______________________ __ -;. INSPECTION TASK -;. VISUAL INSPECTION Fagure 1. Trends in relations between the complexity of inspection tasks, defect detection rates (absolute and relative), and inspection time. Irrespective of the necessities described above, and with the excep­ tion of specific generic application systems (e.g., bare-board PCB inspection, wafer inspection, solder joint inspection, linewidth measure­ ment), vision systems are still not found frequently in today's electronics factories. Besides cost, some major reasons for this absence are: 1. The detection robustness or accuracy is still insufficient. 2. The total inspection time is often too high, although this can frequently be attributed to mechanical handling or sensing. 3. There are persistent gaps among process engineers, CAD en­ gineers, manufacturing engineers, test specialists, and computer vision specialists, as problems dominate the day-to-day interac­ tions and prevent the establishment of trust. 4. Computer vision specialists sometimes still believe that their contributions are universal, so that adaptation to each real problem becomes tedious, or stumbles over the insufficient availabIlity of multidisciplinary expertise. Whether we like it or not, we must still use appropriate sensors, lighting, and combina­ tions of algorithms for each class of applications; likewise, we cannot design mechanical handling, illumination, and sensing in isolation from each other.

  • GaN and Related Materials II
    TK 7871.15. G33G3732 2000
    The first GaN and Related Materials covered topics such as a historical survey of past research, optical electrical and microstructural characterization, theory of defects, bulk crystal growth, and performance of electronic and photonic devices. This new volume updates old research where warranted and explores new areas such as UV detectors, microw

  • Cellular internet of things from massive deployments to critical 5G applications / Olof Liberg, Mårten Sundberg, Eric Wang, Johan Bergman, Joachim Sachs, Gustav Wikström
    TK5105.8857

    Cellular Internet of Things: From Massive Deployments to Critical 5G Applications, Second Edition, gives insights into the recent and rapid work performed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and the Multefire Alliance (MFA) to develop systems for the Cellular IoT. Beyond the technologies, readers will learn what the mMTC and cMTC market segments look like, deployment options and expected performance in terms of system capacity, expected battery lifetime, data throughput, access delay time and device cost, regulations for operation in unlicensed frequency bands, and how they impact system design and performance.

    This new edition contains updated content on the latest EC-GSM IoT, LTE-M and NB-IoT features in 3GPP Release 15, critical communication, i.e. URLLC, specified in 3GPP Release 15 for both LTE and NR, LTE-M and NB-IoT for unlicensed frequency bands specified in the Multefire Alliance (MFA), and an updated outlook of what the future holds in Industrial IoT and drone communications, amongst other topics.

    Provides ubiquitous wireless connectivity for a diverse range of services and applications, describing their performance and how their specifications were developed to meet the most demanding requirements Describes licensed and unlicensed technologies based on 2G, 4G and 5G technologies and how they have evolved towards the Cellular IoT Presents the Narrowband Internet of Things technology and how GSM, LTE and NR have been designed to provide Cellular Internet of Things services Provides use cases that cover ultra-low complex systems connecting billions of devices (massive MTC, mMTC), critical MTC and cMTC based on Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC) to meet strict latency and reliability requirements

  • 5G networks powering digitalisation / Stefan Rommer [and more]
    TK5103.25

    5G Core Networks: Powering Digitalization provides an overview of the 5G Core network architecture, as well as giving descriptions of cloud technologies and the key concepts in the 3GPP rel-15/16 specifications. Written by the authors who are heavily involved in development of the 5G standards and who wrote the successful book on EPC and 4G Packet Networks, this book provides an authoritative reference on the technologies and standards of the 3GPP 5G Core network.

    Content includes:

    An overview of the 5G Core Architecture The Stand-Alone and Non-Stand-Alone Architectures Detailed presentation of 5G Core key concepts An overview of 5G Radio and Cloud technologies

    Learn

    The differences between the 5G Core network and previous core network generations How the interworking with previous network standards is defined Why certain functionality has been included and what is beyond the scope of 5G Core How the specifications relate to state-of-the-art web-scale concepts and virtualization technologies Details of the protocol and service descriptions Examples of network deployment options Provides a clear, concise and comprehensive view of 5GS/5GC Written by established experts in the 5GS/5GC standardization process, all of whom have extensive experience and understanding of its goals, history and vision Covers potential service and operator scenarios for each architecture Explains the Service Based Architecture, Network Slicing and support of Edge Computing, describing the benefits they will bring Explains what options and parts of the standards will initially be deployed in real networks, along with their migration paths

  • Cyclostationary processes and time series : theory, applications, and generalizations / Antonio Napolitano
    TK5102.9

    Many processes in nature arise from the interaction of periodic phenomena with random phenomena. The results are processes that are not periodic, but whose statistical functions are periodic functions of time. These processes are called cyclostationary and are an appropriate mathematical model for signals encountered in many fields including communications, radar, sonar, telemetry, acoustics, mechanics, econometrics, astronomy, and biology.

    Cyclostationary Processes and Time Series: Theory, Applications, and Generalizations addresses these issues and includes the following key features.

    Presents the foundations and developments of the second- and higher-order theory of cyclostationary signals Performs signal analysis using both the classical stochastic process approach and the functional approach for time series Provides applications in signal detection and estimation, filtering, parameter estimation, source location, modulation format classification, and biological signal characterization Includes algorithms for cyclic spectral analysis along with Matlab/Octave code Provides generalizations of the classical cyclostationary model in order to account for relative motion between transmitter and receiver and describe irregular statistical cyclicity in the data

  • Spectral geometry of shapes : principles and applications / Jing Hua, Zichun Zhong, Jiaxi Hu
    TK7882.P3

    Spectral Geometry of Shapes presents unique shape analysis approaches based on shape spectrum in differential geometry. It provides insights on how to develop geometry-based methods for 3D shape analysis. The book is an ideal learning resource for graduate students and researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied mathematics who have an interest in 3D shape analysis, shape motion analysis, image analysis, medical image analysis, computer vision and computer graphics. Due to the rapid advancement of 3D acquisition technologies there has been a big increase in 3D shape data that requires a variety of shape analysis methods, hence the need for this comprehensive resource.

    Presents the latest advances in spectral geometric processing for 3D shape analysis applications, such as shape classification, shape matching, medical imaging, etc. Provides intuitive links between fundamental geometric theories and real-world applications, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice Describes new theoretical breakthroughs in applying spectral methods for non-isometric motion analysis Gives insights for developing spectral geometry-based approaches for 3D shape analysis and deep learning of shape geometry

  • Exploring Blazor : creating hosted, server-side, and client-side applications with C# / Taurius Litvinavicius
    TK 5105.888 L58 2019eb

  • Zero trust networks with VMware NSX : build highly secure network architectures for your data centers / Sreejith Keeriyattil
    TK 5105.59 K44 2019eb

  • Magnetic Material for Motor Drive Systems Fusion Technology of Electromagnetic Fields / Keisuke Fujisaki, editor
    TK454.4.M3

  • Broadband communications, networks, and systems : 10th EAI International Conference, Broadnets 2019, Xi'an, China, October 27-28, 2019, proceedings / Qingshan Li, [and 5 others]
    TK 5103.4 I58 2019

  • Computer Engineering and Technology 23rd CCF Conference, NCCET 2019, Enshi, China, August 1-2, 2019, Revised Selected Papers / Weixia Xu, Liquan Xiao, Jinwen Li, Zhenzhen Zhu (eds.)
    TK7885.A1

  • Practical web inclusion and accessibility a comprehensive guide to access needs / Ashley Firth
    TK5105.888

  • Nanoelectronics Fundamentals Materials, Devices and Systems / Hassan Raza
    TK7874.84

  • Pattern recognition and machine intelligence 8th International Conference, PReMI 2019, Tezpur, India, December 17-20, 2019, Proceedings. Bhabesh Deka, Pradipta Maji, Sushmita Mitra, Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharyya, Prabin Kumar Bora, Sankar Kumar Pal (eds.)
    TK 7874.6 I58 2019eb

  • Channel Coding Techniques for Wireless Communications / K. Deergha Rao
    TK 5102.92 R36 2019

  • Internet Science 6th International Conference, INSCI 2019, Perpignan, France, December 2-5, 2019, Proceedings / Samira El Yacoubi, Franco Bagnoli, Giovanna Pacini (eds.)
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence 8th International Conference, PReMI 2019, Tezpur, India, December 17-20, 2019, Proceedings. Bhabesh Deka, Pradipta Maji, Sushmita Mitra, Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharyya, Prabin Kumar Bora, Sankar Kumar Pal (eds.)
    TK 7874.6 I58 2019eb

  • Theory of Thermodynamic Measurements of Quantum Systems Far from Equilibrium Abhay Shastry
    TK7874.885

  • Algorithms for sensor systems 15th International Symposium on Algorithms and Experiments for Wireless Sensor Networks, ALGOSENSORS 2019, Munich, Germany, September 12-13, 2019, Revised selected papers / Falko Dressler, Christian Scheideler (eds.)
    TK7872.D48

  • Wireless sensor networks : 13th China Conference, CWSN 2019, Chongqing, China, October 12-14, 2019, revised selected papers / edited by Songtao Guo, Kai Liu, Chao Chen, Hongyu Huang
    TK 7872 D48C87 2019

  • DIY MEMS Fabricating Microelectromechanical Systems in Open Use Labs / by Deborah Munro
    TK7875

  • Pattern recognition and information processing : 14th International Conference, PRIP 2019, Minsk, Belarus, May 21-23, 2019, Revised Selected Papers / Sergey V. Ablameyko, Viktor V. Krasnoproshin, Maryna M. Lukashevich (eds.)
    TK7882.P3

  • Body area networks : smart IoT and big data for intelligent health management : 14th EAI International Conference, BODYNETS 2019, Florence, Italy, October 2-3, 2019, Proceedings / Lorenzo Mucchi, Matti Hämäläinen, Sara Jayousi, Simone Morosi (eds.)
    TK5103.35

  • Bug bounty hunting for web security : find and exploit vulnerabilities in web sites and applications / Sanjib Sinha
    TK5105.59

  • Handbook of memristor networks / Leon Chua, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Andrew Adamatzky, editors
    TK 7872 R4H36 2019eb

  • Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems 13th International Conference, VECoS 2019, Porto, Portugal, October 9, 2019, Proceedings / Pierre Ganty, Mohamed Kaâniche (eds.)
    TK5105.5

  • Information, communication and computing technology 4th International Conference, ICICCT 2019, New Delhi, India, May 11, 2019, Revised selected papers / Abdullah Bin Gani, Pradip Kumar Das, Latika Kharb, Deepak Chahal (eds.)
    TK5105.5

  • E-Business and Telecommunications 15th International Joint Conference, ICETE 2018, Porto, Portugal, July 26-28, 2018, Revised Selected Papers / Mohammad S. Obaidat (ed.)
    TK5101.A1

  • Handbook of photovoltaic silicon / Deren Yang, editor
    TK1087

  • Azure Internet of things revealed : architecture and fundamentals / Robert Stackowiak
    TK 5105.8857 S73 2019eb

  • Internet and distributed computing systems : 12th International Conference, IDCS 2019, Naples, Italy, October 10-12, 2019, Proceedings / Raffaele Montella, Angelo Ciaramella, Giancarlo Fortino, Antonio Guerrieri, Antonio Liotta (eds.)
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Semantic systems : the power of AI and knowledge graphs : 15th International Conference, SEMANTiCS 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 9-12, 2019, Proceedings / Maribel Acosta, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Maria Maleshkova, Tassilo Pellegrini, Harald Sack, York Sure-Vetter (eds.)
    TK5105.88815

  • Electronic filters : theory, numerical recipes, and design practice based on the RM software / Vančo Litovski
    TK7872.F5

  • Digitally Enhanced Mixed Signal Systems / edited by Chadi Jabbour, Patricia Desgreys and Dominique Dallet
    TK7874.55

    Digitally enhanced analog and mixed signal techniques are increasingly important to current and future circuit and system design. This book discusses how digital enhancement can be used to address key challenges relevant to analog components in terms of shrinking CMOS technology, increasing user demand for higher flexibility and data traffic in communications networks, and the drive to reduce power consumption.

    The book opens with an introduction to the main trends in current digitally enhanced systems, emphasising the impact of shrinking technology, and provides an overview of the principles of non-linear models. Later chapters cover pre-distortion and post-distortion techniques, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, clock generation, fixed-point refinement and adaptive filtering. Key themes of the book are the implementation approaches common between digital enhancement techniques and the trade-offs between complexity and performance for digitally enhanced devices and circuits. The book will be of particular interest to academic researchers and engineers working in analog and mixed signal circuit and system design.


  • Understandable electric circuits : key concepts / Wang Meizhong
    TK454

    In this digital age, as the role of electronic circuits becomes ever broader and more complex, a thorough understanding of the key concepts of circuits is a great advantage. This book offers a thorough reference guide to the theory, elements and design of basic electric circuits, providing a solid foundation for those who plan to move into the field of electronics engineering, and essential information for anyone who uses electric circuitry in their profession or research. The book is designed to be accessible to newcomers to the field while also providing a useful review for more advanced readers. It has been extensively revised and expanded for this new edition to provide a clear source of information on this complex topic. Materials are presented visually with less text and more outlines so that readers can quickly get to the heart of each topic, making studying and reviewing more effective.


  • Modeling and simulation of complex communication networks / edited by Muaz A. Niazi
    TK 5102.5 M634 2019

    Modern network systems such as Internet of Things, Smart Grid, VoIP traffic, Peer-to-Peer protocol, and social networks, are inherently complex. They require powerful and realistic models and tools not only for analysis and simulation but also for prediction.

    This book covers important topics and approaches related to the modeling and simulation of complex communication networks from a complex adaptive systems perspective. The authors present different modeling paradigms and approaches as well as surveys and case studies.

    With contributions from an international panel of experts, this book is essential reading for networking, computing, and communications professionals, researchers and engineers in the field of next generation networks and complex information and communication systems, and academics and advanced students working in these fields.


  • High quality liquid crystal displays and smart devices. edited by Shoichi Ishihara, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Dr Yasuhiro Ukai
    TK 7872 L56H54 2019

    A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically-modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals. Liquid Crystal Displays are already widely used in consumer electronics, but research and development is still ongoing. The shifting focus of research follows a pattern of improved definition, increased display size, wider viewing angles and faster responses, with improvements in each area influencing the next. There is also growing interest in the use of liquid crystal materials in novel applications including sensing devices, spatial modulators and light-shielding windows.

    This book discusses the latest LCD technologies, with their challenges, opportunities, and problems to be solved, at a level suited to an academic and research-professional audience. There is a particular focus on display quality such as image sticking, contrast ratio and colour hue that has not been dealt with thoroughly elsewhere. Current and future trends in liquid crystal materials and technologies based on their evolving role and new applications are discussed in detail.


  • Authentication Technologies for Cloud Computing, IoT and Big Data / Alginahi & Kabir [Eds]
    TK7882.B56

    Critical systems and infrastructure rely heavily on ICT systems and networks where security issues are a major concern. Authentication methods verify that messages come from trusted sources and guarantee the smooth flow of information and data. In this edited reference, the authors present state-of-art research and development in authentication technologies including challenges and applications for Cloud Technologies, IoT and Big Data. Topics covered include authentication; cryptographic algorithms; digital watermarking; biometric authentication; block ciphers with applications in IoT; identification schemes for Cloud and IoT; authentication issues for Cloud applications; cryptography engines for Cloud based on FPGA; and data protection laws.


  • High quality liquid crystal displays and smart devices. edited by Shoichi Ishihara, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Dr Yasuhiro Ukai
    TK 7872 L56H54 2019

    A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically-modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals. Liquid Crystal Displays are already widely used in consumer electronics, but research and development is still ongoing. The shifting focus of research follows a pattern of improved definition, increased display size, wider viewing angles and faster responses, with improvements in each area influencing the next. There is also growing interest in the use of liquid crystal materials in novel applications including sensing devices, spatial modulators and light-shielding windows.

    This book discusses the latest LCD technologies, with their challenges, opportunities, and problems to be solved, at a level suited to an academic and research-professional audience. There is a particular focus on display quality such as image sticking, contrast ratio and colour hue that has not been dealt with thoroughly elsewhere. Current and future trends in liquid crystal materials and technologies based on their evolving role and new applications are discussed in detail.


  • Data Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks : a statistical signal processing perspective / edited by Domenico Ciuonzo, Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
    TK 7872 D48D38 2019eb

    The role of data fusion has been expanding in recent years through the incorporation of pervasive applications, where the physical infrastructure is coupled with information and communication technologies, such as wireless sensor networks for the internet of things (IoT), e-health and Industry 4.0. In this edited reference, the authors provide advanced tools for the design, analysis and implementation of inference algorithms in wireless sensor networks.

    The book is directed at the sensing, signal processing, and ICTs research communities. The contents will be of particular use to researchers (from academia and industry) and practitioners working in wireless sensor networks, IoT, E-health and Industry 4.0 applications who wish to understand the basics of inference problems. It will also be of interest to professionals, and graduate and PhD students who wish to understand the fundamental concepts of inference algorithms based on intelligent and energy-efficient protocols.


  • Advances in planar filter design / edited by Jiasheng Hong
    TK 7872 F5A38 2019

    Microwave filters are the basic building blocks of communication systems. These filters, having reliable and scalable filter topologies with and without tunable properties, are capable of controlling different frequency bands as well as their fractional bandwidth to meet different system needs. There have been significant advances in the synthesis and physical realisation of microwave filter networks, and the design and applications for communication systems.

    This edited book presents recent advances in planar filter design. It covers a wide range of different design types, technologies and applications for wireless, microwave, communications and radar systems.

    Written by academic professionals from around the world, this book offers a global perspective on the latest developments in this area. Advances in Planar Filters Design is essential reading for R&D engineers, specialists, research students and academics working on the topic of RF/microwave filters and related system applications and other specialists in RF/microwave engineering.


  • Satellite communications in the 5G Era / [editors], Shree K. Sharma, Symeon Chatzinotas, Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou
    TK5103.2

  • Embedded Mechatronics System Design for Uncertain Environments : Linux®-based, Rasbpian®, ARDUINO® and MATLAB® xPC Target Approach / Cheng Siong Chin
    TK 7895 E42C45 2018eb

    Industrial machines, automobiles, airplanes, robots, and machines are among the myriad possible hosts of embedded systems. The author researches robotic vehicles and remote operated vehicles (ROVs), especially Underwater Robotic Vehicles (URVs), used for a wide range of applications such as exploring oceans, monitoring environments, and supporting operations in extreme environments.

    Embedded Mechatronics System Design for Uncertain Environments has been prepared for those who seek to easily develop and design embedded systems for control purposes in robotic vehicles. It reflects the multidisciplinarily of embedded systems from initial concepts (mechanical and electrical) to the modelling and simulation (mathematical relationships), creating graphical-user interface (software) and their actual implementations (mechatronics system testing). The author proposes new solutions for the prototyping, simulation, testing, and design of real-time systems using standard PC hardware including Linux®, Raspbian®, ARDUINO®, and MATLAB® xPC Target.


  • Power systems electromagnetic transients simulation / Neville Watson and Jos Arrillaga
    TK 1001 W38 2018eb

    Accurate knowledge of electromagnetic power system transients is crucial to the operation of an economic, efficient and environmentally friendly power systems network without compromising on the reliability and quality of electrical power supply. Electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation has therefore become a universal tool for the analysis of power system electromagnetic transients in the range of nanoseconds to seconds, and is the backbone for the design and planning of power systems, as well as for the investigation of problems.

    In this fully revised and updated new edition of this classic book, a thorough review of EMT simulation is provided, with many simple examples included to clarify difficult concepts. Topics covered include analysis of continuous and discrete systems; state variable analysis; numerical integrator substitution; the root-matching method; transmission lines and cables; transformers and rotating plant; control and protection; power electronic systems; frequency-dependent network equivalents; steady-state assessment; mixed time-frame simulation; transient simulation in real-time; and applications.


  • Negative group delay devices : from concepts to applications / edited by Blaise Ravelo
    TK 7867 N44 2018eb

    Negative Group Delay Devices: From concepts to applications introduces the theoretical concept, analysis, design methodology and implementation of negative group delay (NGD). The NGD concept is a recent topic in electrical and electronic engineering research based on an unconventional function; the generation of an output signal seemingly in time-advance of the input signal. The NGD function has been exploited to develop experimental high-performance electronic devices, and novel design features of radio frequency (RF) and microwave electronic devices, such as filters, power dividers and amplifiers. Examples include the realization of non-Foster reactive elements, shortening or reducing delay lines, enhancing the efficiency of feedforward linear amplifiers, improvement of phase shifters accuracy and bandwidth, equalization of electrical interconnect effects for the microwave, digital and mixed signal integrity improvement, and minimizing beam-squint in series-fed antenna arrays.

    The aim of the book is to advance understanding of the NGD principle and its applications. Recent results and outcomes for the different methodologies used to elaborate the NGD function are shared in each chapter, and approaches relevant to various devices are described. This book will be of particular interest to researchers, academics and postdoctoral students interested in signal processing in electronic, radio frequency, microwave and optoelectronic devices, and particularly those investigating unconventional circuit and system design.


  • Industrial power systems with distributed and embedded generation / Radian Belu
    TK 3001 B45 2019eb

    Energy for today's complex electrical power systems is increasingly being generated and distributed locally using small-scale, renewable energy sources. The addition of renewables to the grid requires new tools and operation methods, both for suppliers and industrial consumers. This book describes the supporting technologies that can turn conventional passive electricity delivery networks into the active networks of the future, with a focus on electricity utilization in the industrial environment. It examines the integration of the new, dispersed sources with the legacy systems of centralised generation, as well as how the new technologies can operate effectively in isolated systems. Industrial power distribution, lighting, motor control and protection are discussed in detail.

    The presentation of the details of the enabling technologies makes this book a valuable reference for researchers, students and engineers involved in the planning, design and installation of new systems or the upgrading of existing ones.


  • Network design, modeling and performance evaluation / Quoc-Tuan Vien
    TK 5105.5 V54 2018eb

    Designed for ICT professionals involved in the planning, design, development, testing and operation of network services, this book is ideal for self-teaching. It will help readers evaluate a network situation and identify the most important aspects to be monitored and analysed. The author provides a detailed step by step methodological approach to network design from the analysis of the initial network requirements to architecture design, modelling, simulation and evaluation, with a special focus on statistical and queuing models. The chapters are structured as a series of independent modules that can be combined for designing university courses. Practice exercises are given for selected chapters, and case studies will take the reader through the whole network design process.


  • Power line communication systems for smart grids / edited by Ivan R.S. Casella and Alagan Anpalagan
    TK3105

    Power Line Communication (PLC) is a well-established technology that allows the transmission of data through electrical wires. A key advantage of PLC is its low cost of deployment when the electrical wiring infrastructure already exists, enabling it to compete or work in conjunction with wireless technologies. PLC has recently received growing attention and significant investments within the development of the Smart Grid (SG), that in turn requires sophisticated data exchange and communication.

    This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the principals involved in the use of narrowband and broadband PLC technologies in the SG, and to using these technologies particularly when intermittent renewable energies sources are employed. Chapters cover fundamental concepts of modern digital communications, the main coding techniques, specific characteristics of the PLC channels, the fundamentals of the SG, and the differences between the narrowband and broadband technologies for SG applications. The work covers the main standards and several related state-of-the-art works, as well as some key aspects of the use of renewable energy sources.

    Power Line Communication Systems for Smart Grids is essential reading for researchers, professionals and graduate students involved with the study and development of PLC systems, SG and related subjects.


  • Fault diagnosis for robust inverter power drives / edited by Antonio Ginart
    TK 2699 F38 2018eb

    Power drives are used for induction motor control, uninterruptible power supplies, and in electrical vehicles. The increasing penetration of power drives makes their reliability, robustness, and early diagnosis a central point of attention especially in planning, designing, and financing. This book explores fault diagnosis of inverter drives to enable early diagnosis and robust design for efficient long life operation.

    Fault Diagnosis for Robust Inverter Power Drives focuses on early diagnosis, prognosis, and intrinsic reliability of inverter power drives and their applications. Topics include material degradation, materials, semiconductors, inverter topologies, and early diagnosis as well as fault tolerant software strategies.

    This work is highly relevant to researchers, power electronics professionals, and system designers in aerospace, hybrid and electrical cars, and power systems.


  • Surface passivation of industrial crystalline silicon solar cells / edited by Joachim John
    TK 2960 S874 2018eb

    Surface passivation of silicon solar cells describes a technology for preventing electrons and holes to recombine prematurely with one another on the wafer surface. It increases the cell's energy conversion efficiencies and thus reduces the cost per kWh generated by a PV system.

    In the past few years, new tools have been developed to ensure low cost of ownership for high volume production of passivated silicon solar cells. Different deposition techniques (ALD, PECVD, APCVD) and different materials (SiO2, Al2O3, Si3N4) have been tested during the development process of more than 10 years. Now, the silicon solar cell manufacturing industry is picking up the concept of rear side passivation. The next generation silicon solar cells in production will be the PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) type using all the reported achievements including novel tool concepts and process technologies.

    This timely overview of silicon solar cell surface passivation, written by the leading experts in the field, is a key read for students and researchers working with silicon solar cells, as well as solar cell manufacturers.


  • Diagnosis and fault tolerance of electrical machines, power electronics and drives / edited by Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
    TK 4058 D53 2018eb

    Electrical machines and drives, and their associated power electronics, are a key part of an industrialized society. Reliability is a major challenge in systems design, operation, and maintenance of these technologies. Unreliable systems drive up costs, so diagnostics and fault tolerance become important to help maintain the system and estimate its operational lifetime.

    Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives describes techniques for fault analysis, diagnostics, condition monitoring methods, reconfiguration, remedial operating strategies and fault tolerance in electrical machines, power electronics and variable speed drives. It is a must-read for researchers in academia and industry, as well as for manufacturers and advanced students involved with electrical machines.


  • Bifacial Photovoltaics : technology, applications and economics / edited by Joris Libal and Radovan Kopecek
    TK 1001 B54 2018eb

    Bifacial photovoltaic (PV) modules are able to utilize light from both sides and can therefore significantly increase the electric yield of PV power plants, thus reducing the cost and improving profitability. Bifacial PV technology has a huge potential to reach a major market share, in particular when considering utility scale PV plants. Accordingly, bifacial PV is currently attracting increasing attention from involved engineers, scientists and investors.

    There is a lack of available, structured information about this topic. A book that focuses exclusively on bifacial PV thus meets an increasing need. Bifacial Photovoltaics: Technology, applications and economics provides an overview of the history, status and future of bifacial PV technology with a focus on crystalline silicon technology, covering the areas of cells, modules, and systems. In addition, topics like energy yield simulations and bankability are addressed. It is a must-read for researchers and manufacturers involved with cutting-edge photovoltaics.


  • DC distribution systems and microgrids / edited by Tomislav Dragičević, Pat Wheeler, and Frede Blaabjerg
    TK3111

    DC electric power distribution systems have higher efficiency, better current carrying capacity and faster response when compared to conventional AC systems. They also provide a more natural interface with many types of renewable energy sources. Furthermore, there are fewer issues with reactive power flow, power quality and frequency regulation, resulting in a notably less complex control system. All these facts lead to increased applications of DC systems in modern power systems. Still, design and operation of these systems imposes a number of specific challenges, mostly related to lack of mature protection technology and operational experience, as well as very early development stage of standards regarding DC based power infrastructure.

    This book provides an up-to-date overview of recent research activities in the control, protection and architectural design of a number of different types of DC distribution systems and microgrids. Practical requirements and implementation details of several types of DC distribution systems used in the real world industrial applications are also presented. Several types of coordinated control design concepts are shown, with concepts of stabilization being explained in detail. The book reviews the shortcomings and future developments concerning the practical DC system integration issues.


  • Energy storage at different voltage levels : technology, integration, and market aspects / edited by, Ahmed Faheem Zobaa, Paulo F. Ribeiro, Shady H.E. Abdel Aleem and Sara N. Afifi
    TK 1006 E54 2018eb

    In an era of increasing contributions from intermittent renewable resources, energy storage is becoming more important to ensure a resilient and reliable electricity supply. Energy Storage at Different Voltage Levels presents the technology, integration and market aspects of energy storage in the various generation, transmission, distribution, and customer levels of the grid.

    Starting with a comprehensive overview of energy storage technologies and their emerging codes and standards, the book discusses energy storage capacity requirements in electricity mix scenarios at different levels; energy storage in microgrids; energy storage in electricity markets; the role of storage in transmission investment deferral and management of future planning uncertainty; sizing of battery energy storage for end user application under time of use pricing; evaluation of multiple storage benefits and optimization of energy storage operations in distribution networks; use and role of flywheel energy storage systems; forecasting and optimization for multi-purpose application of energy storage systems to deliver grid services (a case study of the smarter network storage project); and optimal coordination between generation and storage under uncertainties. Also included are country-specific case studies from Romania, Italy and Turkey.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


  • Design of embedded robust control systems using MATLAB®/Simulink® / Petko H. Petkov ; Tsonyo N. Slavov and Jordan K. Kralev
    TK 7895 E42P48 2018eb

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

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

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


  • Hand-based biometrics : methods and technology / edited by Martin Drahanský
    TK 7882 B56H36 2018eb

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

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

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


  • 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.


  • 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 and 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 optimize 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.

    Big Data and Software Defined Networks investigates areas where Big-Data and SDN can help each other in delivering more efficient services. SDN can help Big-Data applications overcome one of their major challenges: message passing among cooperative nodes. Through proper bandwidth allocation and prioritization, critical surges of Big-Data flows can be better handled to effectively reduce their impacts on CDCs. Big-Data, in turn, can help SDN controllers better analyze collected network information and make more efficient decisions about the allocation of resources to different network flows.


  • Open resonator microwave sensor systems for industrial gauging : a practical design approach / Nathan Ida
    TK7876

    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.


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

  • The Impact of Cognition on Radar Technology / edited by Alfonso Farina, Antonio De Maio and Simon Haykin
    TK 6592 A9I47 2017eb

    Cognitive dynamic systems are inspired by the computational capability of the brain and the viewpoint that cognition is a supreme form of computation. The key idea behind this new paradigm is to mimic the human brain as well as that of other mammals with echolocation capabilities which continuously learn and react to stimulations according to four basic processes: perception-action cycle, memory, attention, and intelligence.

    The Impact of Cognition on Radar Technology is an essential exploration of the application of cognitive concepts in the development of modern phased array radar systems for surveillance. It starts by asking whether our current radar systems already have cognitive capabilities and then discusses topics including: mimicking the visual brain; applications to CFAR detection and receiver adaptation; cognitive radar waveform design for spectral compatibility; cognitive optimization of the transmitter-receiver pair; theory and application of cognitive control; cognition in radar target tracking; anticipative target tracking; cognition in MIMO radar, electronic warfare, and synthetic aperture radar. The book concludes with a cross-disciplinary review of cognition studies with potential lessons for radar systems.


  • User-centric privacy and security in biometrics / edited by Claus Vielhauer
    TK7882.B56

    The interplay of privacy, security and user-determination is an important consideration in the roll-out of biometric technologies. It brings into play requirements such as privacy of biometric data in systems, communication and databases, soft biometric profiling, biometric recognition of persons across distributed systems and in nomadic scenarios, and the convergence between user convenience, usability and authentication reliability.

    User-Centric Privacy and Security in Biometrics explores how developments in biometrics will address security and privacy aspects. The book surveys and evaluates how biometric techniques can enhance and increase the reliability of security strategies in a variety of applications. This includes privacy-preserving state-of-the-art works and future directions in the view of biometrics as part of broader security concepts. The fundamental emphasis is on privacy within and for biometrics, particularly for the protection of biometric data, informed consent of data usage, transparency on biometric data, and big data fraud prevention.


  • RFID protocol design, optimization, and security for the Internet of things / Alex X. Liu, Muhammad Shahzad, Xiulong Liu and Keqiu Li
    TK6570.I34

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. RFIDs have been widely used in countless applications such as object tracking, 3D positioning, indoor localization, supply chain management, automotive, inventory control, anti-theft, anti-counterfeit, and access control. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a huge growth in RFID technology and usage.

    This book covers the topic of RFID protocol design, optimization, and security. RFID systems allow for a much easier and error free inventory management and tracking, but the probabilistic nature of RFID protocols makes the design and optimization complex and challenging. Most existing commercial RFID systems are not well designed. In this book, the authors aim to demystify complicated RFID protocols and explain in depth the principles, techniques, and practices in designing and optimizing them.


  • Novel radar techniques and applications. edited by Richard Klemm, Hugh Griffiths, Wolfgang Koch
    TK 7871.674 N68 2017eb

    Novel Radar Techniques and Applications presents the state-of-the-art in advanced radar, with emphasis on ongoing novel research and development and contributions from an international team of leading radar experts. Each section gives an overview of the latest research and perspectives of the future, and includes a number of chapters dedicated to specific techniques in conjunction with existing operational, experimental or conceptual applications.

    This volume covers:

    Waveform diversity and cognitive radar , including holistic design of physical radar emissions; waveform design for spectral coexistence; adaptive OFDM waveform design for spatio-temporal-sparsity exploited STAP radar; applications of noise radar; bioinspired radar techniques; concept of the intelligent radar network; clutter diversity; and cognitive radar management. Target tracking and data fusion , including posterior Cramér-Rao bounds for target tracking; tracking and fusion in log-spherical state space with application to collision avoidance and kinematic ranging; multistatic tracking for passive radar applications; radar-based ground surveillance; multiplatform radar surveillance for aerial and maritime surveillance; person tracking and data fusion for UWB radar applications; and sensor management for radar networks.

  • Transceiver and system design for digital communications / Scott R. Bullock
    TK5103.7

    This applied engineering reference covers a wide range of wireless communication design techniques; including link budgets, error detection and correction, adaptive and cognitive techniques, and system analysis of receivers and transmitters. Digital modulation and demodulation techniques using phase-shift keyed and frequency hopped spread spectrum systems are addressed. The book includes sections on broadband communications and home networking, satellite communications, global positioning systems (GPS), search, acquisition and track, and radar communications. Various techniques and designs are evaluated for modulating and sending digital signals, and the book offers an intuitive approach to probability plus jammer reduction methods using various adaptive processes. This title assists readers in gaining a firm understanding of the processes needed to effectively design wireless digital communication and cognitive systems with a basic understanding of radar.

    Transceiver and System Design for Digital Communications has been fully revised and updated in this new fifth edition, with the addition of two new chapters addressing radar communications and volume search and track.

    Derived from numerous training workshops taught to engineers through private courses by the authors, this book will appeal to digital wireless communications system designers in both the commercial and military sectors, in particular new engineers requiring practical design techniques and fundamental understanding of modern systems that employ digital transceivers.


  • Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security for 5G and Beyond / edited by Trung Q. Duong, Xiangyun Zhou and H. Vincent Poor
    TK5103.2

    Physical layer security is emerging as a promising means of ensuring secrecy in wireless communications. The key idea is to exploit the characteristics of wireless channels such as fading or noise to transmit a message from the source to the intended receiver while keeping this message confidential from eavesdroppers.

    Topics covered in Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security for 5G and Beyond include secrecy metrics for physical layer security over fading channels; trusted wireless communications with spatial multiplexing; directional modulation enabled physical layer wireless security; secure waveform for 5G systems; confidential and energy efficient communications using physical layer security; secure data networks with channel uncertainty; antenna selection strategies for wiretap channels; physical layer security for massive MIMO systems, millimeter wave cellular networks, non-orthogonal multiple access, multiuser relay networks, cognitive radio networks, MIMOME-OFDM systems; wirelessly powered communication systems and D2D-enabled cellular networks; and security solutions and applications at the physical layer, including case studies of secret key generation and secrecy coding in communication nodes and terminals.


  • Mobile biometrics / edited by Guodong Guo and Harry Wechsler
    TK7882.B56

    Mobile biometrics - the use of physical and/or behavioral characteristics of humans to allow their recognition by mobile/smart phones - aims to achieve conventional functionality and robustness while also supporting portability and mobility, bringing greater convenience and opportunity for its deployment in a wide range of operational environments from consumer applications to law enforcement. But achieving these aims brings new challenges such as issues with power consumption, algorithm complexity, device memory limitations, frequent changes in operational environment, security, durability, reliability, and connectivity. Mobile Biometrics provides a timely survey of the state of the art research and developments in this rapidly growing area.

    Topics covered in Mobile Biometrics include mobile biometric sensor design, deep neural network for mobile person recognition with audio-visual signals, active authentication using facial attributes, fusion of shape and texture features for lip biometry in mobile devices, mobile device usage data as behavioral biometrics, continuous mobile authentication using user phone interaction, smartwatch-based gait biometrics, mobile four-fingers biometrics system, palm print recognition on mobile devices, periocular region for smartphone biometrics, and face anti-spoofing on mobile devices.


  • Introduction to digital wireless communications / Hong-Chuan Yang
    TK5103.2

    This book provides an efficient introduction to fundamental and advanced digital transmission technologies in current and future wireless communication systems. The objective is to help students and engineers quickly grasp the operating principles and design trade-offs of various wireless transmission technologies, which will enable them to carry out product development or perform academic research in the field.

    With sufficient theoretical depth, the book covers large-scale channel effects; multipath fading; digital transmission over flat fading; fading mitigation through diversity combining; transmission over frequency selective fading; spread spectrum transmission; channel capacity and coding; channel adaptive transmission; MIMO transmission; and advanced topics including multiuser diversity transmission, cooperative relay transmission and multiuser MIMO transmission.

    The material is presented without assuming an extensive digital communications background from the readers. The design principles of these technologies are manifested with over 100 carefully designed illustration and over 60 problem-solving examples. The readers can also check their own understanding with extra practice problems at the end of each chapter. Special emphasis is placed on the important trade-off analysis of performance versus complexity.


  • Access, fronthaul and backhaul networks for 5G & beyond / edited by Muhammad Ali Imran, Syed Ali Raza Zaidi and Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir
    TK5103.2

    The widespread use of mobile internet and smart applications has led to an explosive growth in mobile data traffic, which will continue due to the emerging need of connecting people, machines, and applications in an ubiquitous manner through the mobile infrastructure. The efficient and satisfactory operation of all these densely deployed networks hinges on a suitable backhaul and fronthaul provisioning. The research community is working to provide innovative technologies with extensive performance evaluation metrics along with the required standardisation milestones, hardware and components for a fully deployed network by 2020 and beyond.

    Access, Fronthaul and Backhaul Networks for 5G & Beyond provides an overview from both academic and industrial stakeholders of innovative backhaul/fronthaul solutions. Covering a wide spectrum of underlying themes ranging from the recent thrust in edge caching for backhaul relaxation to mmWave-based fronthauling for radio access networks, this book is essential reading for engineers, researchers, designers, architects, technicians, students and service providers in the field of networking, mobile and wireless and computing technologies working towards the deployment of 5G networks.


  • Iris and periocular biometric recognition / edited by Christian Rathgeb and Christoph Busch
    TK 7882 B56I75 2017eb

    Iris recognition technologies for identity management are already deployed globally in several large-scale nationwide biometric projects and are currently entering the mobile market. More recently, periocular recognition has been employed to augment the biometric performance of the iris in unconstrained environments where only the ocular region is present in the image.

    Iris and Periocular Biometric Recognition provides an overview of scientific fundamentals and principles of iris and periocular biometric recognition over six broad areas: an introduction to iris and periocular recognition; a selective overview of issues and challenges; soft biometric classification; security aspects; privacy protection and forensics; and future trends. With contributions from experts in industry and academia, this book is essential reading for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in biometrics and related fields.


  • Understanding telecommunications networks / Andy Valdar
    TK 5101 V35 2017eb

    A telecommunications network is an electronic system of links, nodes and the controls that govern their operations to allow voice and data transfer among users and devices. Examples of telecommunications networks are the telephone networks, computer networks and the Internet. Understanding Telecommunications Networks provides a comprehensive explanation of how various systems and technologies link together to construct fixed and mobile telecommunications networks and provide services. It uses straightforward language supported by block-schematic diagrams so that non-engineers and engineers alike can learn about the principles.

    This fully revised, updated and expanded second edition covers all aspects of today's networks, including how they are planned, formed and operated. After an introductory chapter on telephony, the book describes all of today's networks and considers how they link. Individual chapters then consider the principles, technologies and network structures relating to network components; transmission systems and networks; circuit switching systems and networks; signalling and control; data (packet) switching and routeing; and mobile systems and networks. The book concludes with a chapter designed to pull everything together, considering architecture, quality of service and performance, operations, network evolution and next generation networks. This is a companion volume to Understanding Telecommunications Business authored by Andy Valdar & Ian Morfett (ISBN: 9781849197458).


  • Biologically-Inspired Radar and Sonar : Lessons from nature / Alessio Balleri, Hugh Griffiths, Chris Baker
    TK 6592 A9B35 2017eb

    Nature presents examples of active sensing which are unique, sophisticated and incredibly fascinating. There are animals that sense the environment actively, for example through echolocation, which have evolved their capabilities over millions of years and that, as a result of evolution, have developed unique in-built sensing mechanisms that are often the envy of synthetic systems.

    This book presents some of the recent work that has been carried out to investigate how sophisticated sensing techniques used in nature can be applied to radar and sonar systems to improve their performance. Topics covered include biosonar inspired signal processing and acoustic imaging from echolocating bats; enhanced range resolution: comparison with the matched filter; air-coupled sonar systems inspired by bat echolocation; analysis of acoustic echoes from bat-pollinated plants; the biosonar arms race between bats and insects; biologically inspired coordination of guidance and adaptive radiated waveform for interception and rendezvous problems; cognitive sensor/ processor system framework for target tracking; the biosonar of the Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins; human echolocation; and polarization tensors and object recognition in weakly electric fish.

    Biologically-Inspired Radar and Sonar is essential reading for radar and sonar practitioners in academia and research, governmental and industrial organisations, engineers working in signal processing and sensing, and those with an underlying interest in the interaction between natural sciences and engineering.


  • MATLAB for electrical and computer engineering students and professionals, with Simulink / Roland Priemer
    TK 153 P7 2013

  • CMOS digital integrated circuits : a first course / Charles Hawkins, Jaume Segura, and Payman Zarkesh-Ha
    TK 7871.99 M44H39 2013eb

    This undergraduate textbook for electrical and computer engineering students is dedicated solely to digital CMOS electronics. It covers many of the topics of graduate level textbooks, but in an introductory style specifically crafted (and course tested) for undergraduates. Students will not need a prerequisite in analog electronics, allowing instructors flexibility in course scheduling. This book blends the academic and industrial experience of the authors to define a base of electronics instruction for the CMOS chip industry.

    CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits: A First Course teaches the fundamentals of modern CMOS technology by focusing on central themes and avoiding excessive details. Extensive examples, self-exercises, and end-of chapter problems assist in teaching the current practices of industry and subjects taught by graduate courses in microelectronics. Computer engineering curriculums can remove the analog electronics prerequisite altogether when adopting this book.

    Key Features

    CMOS technology written specifically for (and tested by) undergraduates. Equal treatment to both types of MOSFET transistors that make up computer circuits. Power properties of logic circuits. Physical and electrical properties of metals. Introduction of timing circuit electronics. Introduction of layout. Real-world examples and problem sets.

  • Power quality in future electrical power systems / edited by Ahmed F. Zobaa and Shady H.E. Abdel Aleem
    TK 1005 P69 2017eb

    Power quality is necessary for electrical systems to operate in their intended manner without any deterioration of performance. This book highlights the new emerging challenges of power quality due to the penetration of large-scale renewable energy generation technologies, the advances in nonlinear loads, the increased electricity demands in the deregulated market, and the recent requirements of smart grids that need better hierarchical design with enhanced quality, improved controllability, higher reliability, and security. Novel research that links the past, present and future of electrical power grids from a power quality perspective is also introduced. Topics include power quality definitions; frequency-domain power theory and metering of harmonic pollution responsibility; active and passive harmonic filters; shunt flexible AC transmission; power quality improvement using series FACTS; distributed generation systems; islanding scenario generation algorithm; decentralised voltage control in smart grids; techno-economic issues of power quality; economic robust programming for energy management systems; and future trends in power quality.

    Power Quality in Future Electrical Power Systems is a tool for planners, designers, operators and practicing engineers of electrical power systems who are concerned with power network quality, reliability, and security. It is essential reading for postgraduate students, engineers, academics, and researchers who have some background in electrical power systems.


  • 5G Wireless Technologies. / edited by Angeliki Alexiou
    TK 5103.4885 A15 2017eb

    Mobile data traffic is expected to exceed traffic from wired devices in the next couple of years. This emerging future will be empowered by revolutionary 5G radio network technologies with a focus on application-driven connectivity, transparently deployed over various technologies, infrastructures, users and devices to realise the vision of 'the Internet of Everything'. This book presents a roadmap of 5G, from advanced radio technologies to innovative resource management approaches and novel network architectures and system concepts.

    Topics covered include challenges for efficient multi-service coexistence for 5G below 6GHz; new quasi-deterministic approaches to channel modelling in millimetre-wave bands; large scale antenna systems; effects of densification and randomness of infrastructure deployment in cellular networks; wireless device-to-device (D2D) Links for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication; caching in large wireless networks; full duplexing; decoupled uplink and downlink access in heterogeneous networks; wireless networks virtualisation; and regulation, business and technology perspectives on licensed shared access (LSA) and three-tier spectrum sharing models.

    5G Wireless Technologies is an essential guide to this emerging system for researchers, engineers and advanced students working in telecommunications and networking.

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