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Linear Induction Accelerators for High-Power Microwave Devices

Igor Vintizenko
July 03, 2018

Linear induction accelerators are successfully used as power supplies for numerous devices of relativistic high-frequency electronics. This book addresses ways to solve physical and engineering problems arising in the calculation, design, modeling and operation of linear induction accelerators...

Smart Things and Femtocells: From Hype to Reality

Fadi Al-Turjman
July 03, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive overview for the use of femtocells in smart Internet of Things (IoT) environments. Femtocells will help mobile operators to provide a basis for the next generation of services which are a combination of voice, video, and data services to mobile users. This book...

An Introduction to Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors

Arthur H. Hartog
June 28, 2018

This book explains physical principles, unique benefits, broad categories, implementation aspects, and performance criteria of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS). For each kind of sensor, the book highlights industrial applications, which range from oil and gas production to power line...

IoT and Low-Power Wireless: Circuits, Architectures, and Techniques

Christopher Siu
June 28, 2018

The book offers unique insight into the modern world of wireless communication that included 5G generation, implementation in Internet of Things (IoT), and emerging biomedical applications. To meet different design requirements, gaining perspective on systems is important. Written by international...

Power Engineering: Advances and Challenges, Part A: Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear Power

Viorel Badescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu, Linda Barelli
June 21, 2018

Faced with the climate change phenomena, humanity has had to now contend with numerous changes, including our attitude environment protection, and also with depletion of classical energy resources. These have had consequences in the power production sector, which was already struggling with...

Electric Energy Systems: Analysis and Operation

Antonio Gomez-Exposito, Antonio J. Conejo, Claudio Canizares
June 21, 2018

The book provides a deep and broad insight into modern electric energy systems, shown by increasing levels of renewable penetration, smart grids, and active consumers. It includes fundamental topics, such as load flow, short circuit and stability analysis, as well as advanced topics, such as...

Capacitance Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Jian V. Li, Giorgio Ferrari
June 21, 2018

Capacitance spectroscopy refers to techniques for characterizing the electrical properties of semiconductor materials, junctions, and interfaces, all from the dependence of device capacitance on frequency, time, temperature, and electric potential. This book includes 15 chapters written by...

Smart Grid Systems: Modeling and Control

N. Ramesh Babu
June 18, 2018

Electric power systems are being transformed from older grid systems to smart grids across the globe. The goals of this transition are to address today’s electric power issues, which include reducing carbon footprints, finding alternate sources of decaying fossil fuels, eradicating losses that...

Advances in Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Control: Theory and Applications

Ahmadreza Argha, Steven Su, Li Li, Hung Tan Nguyen, Branko George Celler
June 18, 2018

The focus of this book is on the design of a specific control strategy using digital computers. This control strategy referred to as Sliding Mode Control (SMC), has its roots in (continuous-time) relay control. This book aims to explain recent investigations' output in the field of discrete-time...

Mobile Communications and Public Health

Marko Markov
June 18, 2018

This book represents a comprehensive overview of the distribution of the various forms of mobile communications (with increasing variations and intensities) devices, which represent a serious hazard to the biosphere and especially mankind, due to the lack of controls of sources of mobile...

Electromagnetic and Acoustic Wave Tomography: Direct and Inverse Problems in Practical Applications

Nathan Blaunstein, Vladimir Yakubov
June 18, 2018

This book discusses the development of radio-wave tomography methods as a means of remote non-destructive testing, diagnostics of the internal structure of semi-transparent media, and reconstruction of the shapes of opaque objects based on multi-angle sounding. It describes physical-mathematical...

Integrated Networking, Caching, and Computing

F. Richard Yu, Tao Huang, Yunjie Liu
June 13, 2018

This book features the major research advances on integrated networking, caching, and computing. Information-centric networking-based caching is one of the promising techniques for future networks. The cloud computing paradigm has been widely adopted to enable convenient, on-demand network access...