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Title: Small Cell Networks:Deployment, Management, and Optimization

Authors: Holger Claussen; David Lopez-Perez; Lester Ho; Rouzbeh Razavi; Stepan Kucera

eISBN: 9781119307600

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

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

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

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

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

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


Internet of Things A to Z

Title: Internet of Things A to Z: Technologies and Applications

Author: Qusay F. Hassan

eISBN: 9781787283176

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS' CORE CONCEPTS, TECHNOLOGIES, AND APPLICATIONS

Internet of Things A to Z offers a holistic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) model. The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. Recently, there has been a rapid growth in research on IoT communications and networks, that confirms the scalability and broad reach of the core concepts. With contributions from a panel of international experts, the text offers insight into the ideas, technologies, and applications of this subject.

The authors discuss recent developments in the field and the most current and emerging trends in IoT. In addition, the text is filled with examples of innovative applications and real-world case studies. Internet of Things A to Z fi ls the need for an up-to-date volume on the topic. This important book:

  • Covers in great detail the core concepts, enabling technologies, and implications of the Internet of Things
  • Addresses the business, social, and legal aspects of the Internet of Things
  • Explores the critical topic of security and privacy challenges for both individuals and organizations
  • Includes a discussion of advanced topics such as the need for standards and interoperability
  • Contains contributions from an international group of experts in academia, industry, and research

Written for ICT researchers, industry professionals, and lifetime IT learners as well as academics and students, Internet of Things A to Z provides a much-needed and comprehensive resource to this burgeoning field.

Shipboard Power Systems Design and Verification Fundamentals

Title: Shipboard Power Systems Design and Verification Fundamentals

Author: Mohammed M. Islam

eISBN: 9781119084136

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Standards Association

Publication Date:2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

The only book that covers fundamental shipboard design and verification concepts from individual devices to the system level

Shipboard electrical system design and development requirements are fundamentally different from utility-based power generation and distribution requirements. Electrical engineers who are engaged in shipbuilding must understand various design elements to build both safe and energy-efficient power distribution systems. This book covers all the relevant technologies and regulations for building shipboard power systems, which include commercial ships, naval ships, offshore floating platforms, and offshore support vessels.

In recent years, offshore floating platforms have been frequently discussed in exploring deep-water resources such as oil, gas, and wind energy. This book presents step-by-step shipboard electrical system design and verification fundamentals and pr vides information on individual electrical devices and practical design examples, along with ample illustrations to back them.

In addition, Shipboard Power Systems Design and Verification Fundamentals:

  • Presents real-world examples and supporting drawings for shipboard electrical system design
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of domestic and international rules and regulations (e.g. IEEE 45, IEEE 1580)
  • Covers advanced devices such as VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) in detail

This book is an important read for all electrical system engineers working for shipbuilders and shipbuilding subcontractors, as well as for power engineers in general.

Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology

Title: Foundations of Pulsed Power Technology

Authors:Jane Lehr; Pralhad Ron

eISBN: 9781118886502

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date:2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

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

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Monitoring with Spaceborn Synthetic Aperture Radar

Title: Hurricane Monitoring with Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar

Author: Xiaofeng Li

eISBN: 9789811028939

Publisher:Springer

Publication Date:2017-05-17

Summary from eBook Central: This book discusses in detail the science and morphology of powerful hurricane detection systems. It broadly addresses new approaches to monitoring hazards using freely available images from the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Sentinel-1 SAR satellite and benchmarks a new interdisciplinary field at the interface between oceanography, meteorology and remote sensing. Following the launch of the first European Space Agency (ESA) operational synthetic aperture radar satellite, Sentinel-1, in 2014, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data has been freely available on the Internet hub in real-time. This advance allows weather forecasters to view hurricanes in fine detail for the first time. As a result, the number of synthetic aperture radar research scientists working in this field is set to grow exponentially in the next decade; the book is a valuable resource for this large and budding audience.

Balanced Microwave Filters

Title: Balanced Microwave Filters

Authors: Ferran Martiacuten; Lei Zhu; Jiasheng Hong; Francisco Medina

eISBN: 9781119238386

Publisher:Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date:2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

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

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

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

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

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

The Solar Generation Childhood and Adolescence of Terrestrial Photovoltaics

Title: The Solar Generation:Childhood and Adolescence of Terrestrial Photovoltaics

Author:Philip R. Wolfe

eISBN: 9781119425618

Publisher:Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date:2018

Summary from IEEE Xplore:

THE FIRST BOOK TO ADDRESS THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY, AND THE PIONEERING RESEARCHERS AND COMPANIES IN THE SECTOR

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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

 

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