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Fluctuation Mechanism and Control on System Instantaneous Availability

Yi Yang, Yong-Li Yu, Li-Chao Wang
September 01, 2017

Fluctuation Mechanism and Control on System Instantaneous Availability facilitates the development of modeling and identification skills for both theoretical research and applications. Supplying a systematic introduction to the basic results in fluctuation analysis of instantaneous availability, it...

Touchless Fingerprint Biometrics

Ruggero Donida Labati, Vincenzo Piuri, Fabio Scotti
September 01, 2017

Offering the first comprehensive analysis of touchless fingerprint-recognition technologies, Touchless Fingerprint Biometrics gives an overview of the state of the art and describes relevant industrial applications. It also presents new techniques to efficiently and effectively implement advanced...

Nanophotonics and Plasmonics: An Integrated View

Dr. Ching Eng (Jason) Png, Dr. Yuriy Akimov
August 31, 2017

This book provides a first integrated view of nanophotonics and plasmonics, covering the use of dielectric, semiconductor, and metal nanostructures to manipulate light at the nanometer scale. The presentation highlights similarities and advantages, and shows the common underlying physics, targets,...

Lowering Your Facility’s Electric Rates

Lindsay Audin
August 31, 2017

Many energy practitioners are either uninformed or misinformed regarding how electricity is actually priced. Many are also unaware of how to properly calculate potential dollar savings from energy efficiency upgrades. Designed for commercial/industrial/institutional (C&I) power customers,...

Handbook of Optofluidics

Aaron R. Hawkins, Holger Schmidt
August 30, 2017

Optofluidics is an emerging field that involves the use of fluids to modify optical properties and the use of optical devices to detect flowing media. Ultimately, its value is highly dependent on the successful integration of photonic integrated circuits with microfluidic or nanofluidic systems....

Random Signal Processing

Shaila Dinkar Apte
August 22, 2017

This book covers random signals and random processes along with estimation of probability density function, estimation of energy spectral density and power spectral density. The properties of random processes and signal modelling are discussed with basic communication theory estimation and...

Transformer Design Principles, Third Edition

Robert M. Del Vecchio, Bertrand Poulin, Pierre T. Feghali, Dilipkumar M. Shah, Rajendra Ahuja
August 18, 2017

In the newest edition, the reader will learn the basics of transformer design, starting from fundamental principles and ending with advanced model simulations. The electrical, mechanical, and thermal considerations that go into the design of a transformer are discussed with useful design formulas,...

ITS Sensors and Architectures for Traffic Management and Connected Vehicles

Lawrence A. Klein
August 18, 2017

An intelligent transportation system (ITS) offers considerable opportunities for increasing the safety, efficiency, and predictability of traffic flow and reducing vehicle emissions. Sensors (or detectors) enable the effective gathering of arterial and controlled-access highway information in...

Resource Allocation and Performance Optimization in Communication Networks and the Internet

Liansheng Tan
August 17, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory, design techniques and analytical results of wireless communication networks, focusing on the core principles of wireless network design. It elaborates the network utility maximization (NUM) theory with applications in...

Light-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development, The Legacy of Ibn al-Haytham

Azzedine Boudrioua, Roshdi Rashed, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
August 16, 2017

This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The...

Electronic Instrumentation for Distributed Generation and Power Processes

Felix Alberto Farret, Marcelo Godoy Simões, Danilo Iglesias Brandão
August 16, 2017

The goal of the book is to provide basic and advanced knowledge of design, analysis, and circuit implementation for electronic instrumentation and clarify how to get the best out of the analog, digital, and computer circuitry design steps. The reader will learn the physical fundamentals guiding the...

X-Machines for Agent-Based Modeling: FLAME Perspectives

Mariam Kiran
August 15, 2017

From the Foreword: "This book exemplifies one of the most successful approaches to modeling and simulating [the] new generation of complex systems. FLAME was designed to make the building of large scale complex systems models straightforward and the simulation code that it generates is highly...

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