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Title:Energy Production Systems Engineering

Authors: Thomas Howard Blair

eISBN: 9781119238041

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 2017

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

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

Electrical engineers that practice in the energy industry must understand the specific characteristics of electrical and mechanical equipment commonly applied to energy production and conversion processes, including the mechanical and chemical processes involved, in order to design, operate and maintain electrical systems that support and enable these processes. To aid this understanding, Energy Production Systems Engineeringdescribes the equipment and systems found in various types of utility electric generation stations.  This information is accompanied by examples and practice problems.  It also addre ses common issues of electrical safety that arise in electric generation stations.

  • Introduces fundamental safety requirements from NFPA70 (National Electrical Code), NFPA70E (Electrical Safety in the Workplace), and IEEE C2 (National Electrical Safety Code) 
  • Provides methods for measuring radioactivity and exposure limits
  • Includes IEEE, American Petroleum Institute (API), and  National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards for motor applications
  • Introduces the IEEE C37 series of standards, which describe the proper selections and applications of switchgear
  • Describes how to use IEEE 80 to calculate the touch and step potential of a ground grid design
  • Shows how to perform cable pulling tension calculations 
  • Explains fundamental thermodynamic calcul tions utilized for heat balance in steam plants
  • Introduces renewable technologies such as wind and solar power
There are several different types of energy production systems or electric power systems, which supply, transmit, and use power in different ways. Each system utilizes different equipment and has its own set of standards to follow in order for the system to be operated safely and reliably.  This book enables engineers and students to acquire through study the pragmatic knowledge and skills in the field that could take years to acquire through experience alone.

Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things

Title: Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things

Author: Tyson T. Brooks


Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 2017

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

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

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

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

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

Wearable Computing-From Modeling to Implementation of Wearable Systems based on Body Sensor Networks

Title: Wearable Computing:From Modeling to Implementation of Wearable Systems based on Body Sensor Networks

Author: Giancarlo Fortino; Raffaele Gravina; Stefano Galzarano


Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

The Most Up-To-Date Research and Development on Wearable Computing, Wireless Body Sensor Networks, Wearable Systems Integrated with Mobile Computing, Wireless Networking and Cloud Computing

This book has a specific focus on advanced methods for programming Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) based on the reference SPINE project. It features an on-line website ( to support readers in developing their own BSN application/systems and covers new emerging topics on BSNs such as collaborative BSNs, BSN design methods, autonomic BSNs, integration of BSNs and pervasive environments, and integration of BSNs with cloud computing. The book provides a description of real BSN prototypes with the possibility to see on-line demos and download the software to test them on specific sensor platforms and includes case studies for more practical applications. Provides a future roadmap by learning advanced technology and open research issues

  • Gathers the background knowledge to tackle key problems, for which solutions will enhance the evolution of next-generation wearable systems
  • References the SPINE web site ( that accompanies the text
  • Includes SPINE case studies and span topics like human activity recognition, rehabilitation of elbow/knee, handshake detection, emotion recognition systems
  • Wearable Computing: From Modeling to Implementation of Wearable Systems Based on Body Sensor Networks is a great reference for systems architects, practitioners, and product developers.

    Risk Communication-A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks

    Title: Risk Communication:A Handbook for Communicating Environmental, Safety, and Health Risks

    Authors: Regina E. Lundgren; Andrea H. McMakin

    eISBN: 9781119456131

    Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

    Publication Date: 2018

    Summary from IEEE Xplore:


    Now in its sixth edition, Risk Communication has proven to be a valuable resource for people who are tasked with the responsibility of understanding how to apply the most current approaches to care, consensus, and crisis communication. The sixth edition updates the text with fresh and illustrative examples, lessons learned, and recent research as well as provides advice and guidelines for communicating risk information in the United States and other countries.

    The authors help readers understand the basic theories and practices of risk communication and explain how to plan an effective strategy and put it into action. The book also contains information on evaluating risk communication efforts and explores how to communicate risk during and after an emergency. Risk & t;i>Communication brings together in one resource proven scientific research with practical, hands-on guidance from practitioners with over 30 years of experience in the field. This important guide:

    • Provides new examples of communication plans in government and industry, use of social media, dealing with "fake news," and new digital tools for stakeholder involvement and crisis communications
    • Contains a new chapter on partnerships which covers topics such as assigning roles and expectations, ending partnerships, and more
    • Presents real-world case studies with key lessons all risk communicators can apply.

    Written for engineers, scientists, professors and students, land use planners, public health practitioners, communication specialists, consultants, and regulators, the revised sixth edition of Risk Communication is the must-have guide for those who communicate risks.

    TV White Space-The First Step Towards Better Utilization of Frequency Spectrum

    Title: TV White Space:The First Step Towards Better Utilization of Frequency Spectrum

    Author: Ser Wah Oh; Yugang Ma; Ming-Hung Tao; Edward Peh

    eISBN: 9781119110491

    Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

    Publication Date: 2017

    Summary from Wiley-IEEE Press:

    Provides an in-depth coverage of TV White Space Technology (TVWS) and the various challenges of its new innovations 

    This book covers the full spectrum of TVWS technology including regulations, technology, standardizations, and worldwide deployments. It begins with an introduction to cognitive radio and TVWS. The regulation activities in TVWS throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are covered in depth. After a discussion of regulations, the authors examine the standardizations developed to specify the enabling technologies of TVWS systems. The following chapter focuses on the key technologies that differentiate TVWS from a conventional wireless communication system.

    • Describes various worldwide use cases and deployments based on the needs of the consumers
    • Covers IEEE 802.19.1, IEEE 802.22, IEEE 802.11af, IEEE 802.15.4m, and IETF protocol for Acces ing White Spaces
    • Studies the market and commercial potential of TVWS and other spectrum sharing technologies
    • Discusses technological trends in spectrum sharing and additional applications that could leverage on TVWS and other spectrum sharing technologies

    TV White Space: The First Step Towards Better Utilization of Frequency Spectrum is written for telecommunications/networks operators, researchers, engineers, government regulators, technical managers, and network equipment manufacturers.

    Ser Wah Oh is the Head of the White Space Communications Department at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group, co-chair of Singapore TVWS Task Force, and member of Singapore Telecom Standards Advisory Committee. He previously led a eam to contribute to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) TVWS field trial in 2008 that helped to shape the TVWS landscape today.

    Robust Regression and Outlier Detection

    Title: Robust Regression and Outlier Detection

    Authors: Peter J. Rousseeuw and Annick M. Leroy

    eISBN: 9780471725374

    Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

    Publication Date: 2004

    Summary from Ebook Central:

    WILEY-INTERSCIENCE PAPERBACK SERIES The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. "The writing style is clear and informal, and much of the discussion is oriented to application. In short, the book is a keeper." -Mathematical Geology "I would highly recommend the addition of this book to the libraries of both students and professionals. It is a useful textbook for the graduate student, because it emphasizes both the philosophy and practice of robustness in regression settings, and it provides excellent examples of precise, logical proofs of theorems. . . .Even for those who are familiar with robustness, the book will be a good reference because it consolidates the research in high-breakdown affine equivariant estimators and includes an extensive bibliography in robust regression, outlier diagnostics, and related methods. The aim of this book, the authors tell us, is 'to make robust regression available for everyday statistical practice.' Rousseeuw and Leroy have included all of the necessary ingredients to make this happen." -Journal of the American Statistical Association

    Aviation Fuel Properties

    Title: Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism

    Author: Safiya Umoja Noble

    OCLC Number: 890598068

    Publisher: New York University Press, 2018

    Summary from pg. 4 of cover: In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, especially women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance--operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond--understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices are of utmost importance.




    Updated 09/04/18