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2009-09-01
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Ian Henry
This exclusive new report from ABOUT Automotive updates and extends their first analysis of this sector, which was published in 2005. This new research looks at the ways in which the market for passive entry and other related technologies have developed. In particular, the report looks at the development of smart keys and additional features which the car companies have added to door latches and locking systems including power release, power close and developments in keyless entry. The report also identifies the main suppliers in this market, analyses their product offerings and strategies ─ as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Market shares throughout the markets of Europe, North America and Japan are also provided.
2009-04-01
Book
This unique book gives rare insight into the work of Honda's worldwide R&D team, covering technical developments from October 2008 through March 2009. With special focus on fuel cell vehicles, the 33 papers included also cover other automotive topics, as well as motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: New Fuel Cell Stack for FCX Clarity Development of Lithium Ion Battery System for Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology for Increased Fuel Efficiency in New INSIGHT Vaporization Characteristic of High-ethanol Gasoline (E85) and Cold Startability Development of Brake-by-Wire System for Super Sport Motorcycles Rearward Visibility Simulation System of Motorcycle Rearview Mirrors Psychological Effects of Use of Electric Scooter This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2009-03-01
Book
John Turner
Sensors are the eyes, ears, and more, of the modern engineered product or system. The modern automobile would not be what it is today without an entire battery of sensors that monitor, and control, everything from engine performance to passenger safety and comfort. This authoritative reference offers a complete review of all sensors and their associated controls systems typically found in the modern automotive vehicle. Readers will find invaluable data and guidance on: • automotive telematics • on-board vehicle sensors • outdoor highway sensors for traffic control • ignition, fuel, emissions, suspension, braking and traction control sensors • use of capacitive sensors for proximity monitoring Choosing the correct sensor for cost, efficiency and durability is critical to the mechanics of a vehicle. This book will help engineers, technicians, and designers to better understand the wide range of sensors, their purpose and application.
2009-02-27
Book
Mike Tooley, Antonio Filippone, THG Megson
A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in all aspects of aerospace, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material covers a broad topic range from structural components of aircraft, design and airworthiness to aerodynamics and modeling.
2009-02-18
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 46 papers covering the past ten years (1999-2008) of research on various by-wire systems, looking at the challenges faced by design engineers as traditional hydraulic or mechanical linkages are replaced by electronic control systems. Topics covered include: Architecture and Software Considerations; Brake-By-Wire Systems; Steer-By-Wire Systems; Drive-By-Wire Systems; Communication Networks The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction "Replacing Hydraulics and Mechanics with Electronics" and a concluding section on future trends in X-By-Wire systems.
2009-01-01
Book
Frank Van Diggelen
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) has been developed to provide greatly improved capabilities, helping GPS work better and faster in almost any location. Offering a detailed look at all the technical aspects and underpinnings of A-GPS, this unique book places emphasis on practical implementation. The book reviews standard GPS design, helping you understand why GPS requires assistance in the first place. You discover how A-GPS enables the computing of a position from navigation satellites in the absence of precise time – a topic not covered in any other book. Moreover, you learn how to design and analyze a high sensitivity GPS receiver and determine the achievable sensitivity. The book provides detailed worksheets that show how to compute, analyze, and improve the processing gain from the input signal at the antenna to the signal after the correlators.
2009-01-01
Book
Daniel Schutzer, C. Warren Axelrod, Jennifer Bayuk
Here’s a unique and practical book that addresses the rapidly growing problem of information security, privacy, and secrecy threats and vulnerabilities. This authoritative resource helps you understand what really needs to be done to protect sensitive data and systems and how to comply with the burgeoning roster of data protection laws and regulations. The book examines the effectiveness and weaknesses of current approaches and guides you towards practical methods and doable processes that can bring about real improvement in the overall security environment. You gain insight into the latest security and privacy trends, learn how to determine and mitigate risks, and discover the specific dangers and responses regarding the most critical sectors of a modern economy.
2009-01-01
Book
Scott Gleason, Demoz Gebre-Egziabher
Over the past few years, the growth of GNSS applications has been staggering. And, this trend promises to continue in the foreseeable future. Placing emphasis on applications development, this unique resource offers a highly practical overview of GNSS (global navigation satellite systems), including GPS. The applications presented in the book range from the traditional location applications to combining GNSS with other sensors and systems and into more exotic areas, such as remote sensing and space weather monitoring. Written by leading experts in the field, this book presents the fundamental underpinnings of GNSS and provides you with detailed examples of various GNSS applications. Moreover, the software included with the book contains valuable processing tools and real GPS data sets to help you rapidly advance your own work in the field. You will find critical information and tools that help give you a head start to embark on future research and development projects.
2009-01-01
Book
Kresimir Malaric
In recent years the protection of communication services operating in the same of adjacent channels has become more and more challenging. Communication systems need to be protected from natural and man-made interference. This practical reference provides a thorough understanding of how to protect communication systems from intentional and unintentional electromagnetic interference. You learn how to overcome critical problems in both digital and analog communications. This unique resource shows you how to shield equipment from electrical and magnetic fields, design TEM and GTEM-Cell, build capacitive coupling clamps for susceptibility tests, protect electronic equipment with filters, and calculate the measurement uncertainty. You find numerous, well-illustrated examples that make challenging electromagnetics issues far easier to comprehend.
2008-12-02
Book
Gianfranco Pistoia
For researchers interested in devices and systems drawing power from batteries, this book will be a valuable information source. It reports on many applications in detail and presents the essentials of batteries. Links to further reading are provided through the 275 references. What to expect from this book: • Applications in the portable and industrial areas • Primary and secondary batteries • Portable applications with details on their electronic aspect • Devices' power consumption and management for the implications on battery life • Battery management • Industrial applications • Wireless connectivity • Vehicular applications • Full electric and hybrid vehicles
2008-10-27
Book
Michael Gasik
A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts the chemical energy of a reaction (between fuel and oxidant) directly into electricity. Given their efficiency and low emissions, fuel cells provide an important alternative to power produced from fossil fuels. A major challenge in their use is the need for better materials to make fuel cells cost-effective and more durable. This important book reviews developments in materials to fulfil the potential of fuel cells as a major power source. After introductory chapters on the key issues in fuel cell materials research, the book reviews the major types of fuel cell. These include alkaline fuel cells, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, phosphoric acid fuel cells, molten carbonate fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells and regenerative fuel cells. The book concludes with reviews of novel fuel cell materials, ways of analyzing performance and issues affecting recyclability and life cycle assessment.
2008-10-01
Book
This unique book gives chronicles the top Honda technical developments from April through September 2008. The 21 papers included give rare insight into Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Mechanism of Occurrence of Ghost Noise in Helical Gears Resulting from Thread-type Tool Machining Development of Front Pillar for Visibility Enhancement Development of 5-speed Dual-clutch Transmission System for All-Terrain Vehicle Motorcycle Riding Simulator Enabling Experience of Honda's Advanced Brake Systems Running Gait Generation for Biped Robot This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2008-08-29
Book
Rod Martin
The ageing of composites is a highly topical subject given the increasing use of composites in structural applications in many industries. This title in particular addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites, and how they age under conditions encountered in service. The first part of the book reviews processes and modelling of composite ageing including physical and chemical ageing of polymeric composites, ageing of glass-ceramic matrix composites, chemical ageing mechanisms, stress corrosion cracking, thermo-oxidative ageing, spectroscopy of ageing composites, modelling physical and accelerated ageing and ageing of silicon carbide composites. Part two examines ageing of composites in transport applications including aircraft, vehicles and ships. Part three reviews ageing of composites in non-transport applications such as implants in medical devices, oil and gas refining, construction, chemical processing and underwater applications.
2008-07-01
Book
This SAE Surface Vehicle Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards Manual provides a comprehensive compilation of the SAE documents pertaining to the measurement of electromagnetic characteristics of vehicles, motorboats, agricultural machinery, earthmoving machinery, and other internal-combustion- engine-driven equipment. The documents also apply to electrically driven vehicles including boats, golf carts, and similar equipment. (Aircraft, trains, and electric trolleys are specifically excluded.)
2008-06-06
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 49 papers covering the past eight years (2000-2007) of research on automotive microcontrollers, providing a look at innovative design trends and the latest applications. Topics covered include: Microcontroller Design Concepts; Microcontroller Networking; System Testing/Diagnosis; Implementation Examples The book also includes editor Ronald K. Jurgen's introduction ("New Microcontroller Architectures Spark Innovative Applications") and a concluding section on future developments in automotive microcontrollers.
2008-03-25
Book
Jorge Segers
Data acquisition has become an invaluable tool for establishing racecar - and car/driver - performance. Now that the ability exists to analyze each and every performance parameter for car and driver, accurate use of this data can provide a key advantage on the racetrack. This book provides a thorough overview of the varied methods for analyzing racecar data acquisition system outputs, with a focus on vehicle dynamics.
2008-03-13
Book
Karlheinz Bill, Bert J. Breuer
Microelectronics and mechatronics have resulted in a significant increase in the technical potential and functionality of brake systems. In a single source, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the current state of the art, as well as the future, of brakes and braking systems. Translated and completely updated from the landmark German-language work Bremsenhandbuch, Brake Technology Handbook covers brake system fundamentals, requirements, design, construction, components, and subsystem functions for vehicles of all types (including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, racing vehicles and even aircraft).
2008-01-01
Book
David A. Sanchez-Hernandez
Get the very latest details on the cutting-edge antennas that will be integrated in complex 4th generation wireless communications systems with this first-of-its-kind volume. Written by a panel of leading experts in the field, the book serves as a comprehensive, one-stop resource, including in-depth coverage of multiband integrated antenna design, simulation, testing and manufacturing. This practical book helps you solve integration problems for ever-increasing multiband requirements. You will find discussions on important considerations regarding future handset MIMO terminals, such as efficiency and the effect of the user. The book also shows you how to avoid tweaking for fractal multiband designs and printed dipole design. Moreover, you learn how to identify and choose suitable multiband techniques for a particular MIMO handset.
2008-01-01
Book
Alan Bensky
At last—here’s a comprehensive book that puts full details on all short-range wireless-positioning methods at your command for instant access and use. This one-stop resource surveys each technique’s theory of operation, advantages and disadvantages, applicability in different domains, implementation procedures, and accuracy to help you select the right technology for any application and ensure the best results possible. Real-life examples together with 161 diagrams help bring all options into sharp focus. After introducing wireless positioning fundamentals along with various personal, commercial, and industrial applications, the book guides you step by step through radio signal time of flight methods, the signal strength method, the angle of arrival system, and the geometric use of distance measurement to determine location. It discusses location awareness applications and implementations using cellular networks.
2008-01-01
Book
Kyohei Fujimoto, J.R. James
This extensively revised and expanded edition of the Artech bestseller Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook puts the very latest technologies, design and analysis procedures, and applications at your command. It features all-new chapters on smart antennas, MIMO systems, and antennas for recently deployed mobile systems such as RFID, UWB, and terrestrial digital TV broadcasting, and provides a wealth of problem-solving guidance for tackling everything from propagation obstacles to SAR safety issues. Like the previous editions, this ultimate one-stop reference is designed to save you a mountain of work. You get hands-on expertise for every type of mobile antenna base station and terminal system, including its theory of operation, application strengths and weaknesses, performance characteristics, design procedures, analysis techniques, and optimization methods, complete with examples and worked-out calculations at every step.
2008-01-01
Book
Paul D. Groves
Principles of GNSS, Inertial, and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems offers you a solid understanding of satellite navigation, inertial navigation, terrestrial radio navigation, dead reckoning, feature matching, and integrated navigation. It provides both an introduction to navigation systems and an in-depth treatment of INS/GNSS and multisensor integration. The book shows you how satellite, inertial, and other navigation technologies work, and focuses on processing chains and error sources. In addition, you get a clear introduction on how to co-ordinate frames, multi-frame kinematics, Earth models, gravity, and the Kalman filter. Providing solutions to common integration problems, the book describes and compares different integration architectures, and explains how to model different error sources.
2007-11-01
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
Automotive embedded systems are distributed throughout modern vehicles using multiple vehicle networks partitioned across a variety of different electronic modules. As more complex control systems are used in automobiles, more distributed automotive embedded systems will be needed. This book contains 88 papers covering the past seven years (2001-2007) of research on the varying aspects of distributed embedded systems.
2007-07-25
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
The field of in-vehicle infotainment systems covers a wide variety of digital applications, including internal connectivity, entertainment, external communications, navigation services, and radio. This book contains 87 papers covering the past eight years (2000-2007) of engineering developments related to infotainment systems.
2007-06-11
Book
Dominique Paret
Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems provides a comprehensive introduction to automotive multiplexed network buses, covering the technical principles, components, implementation issues, and applications of numerous systems.
2007-04-23
Book
Trung Van Nguyen, Tim Zhao, K.D. Kreuer
This book intends to fills the information gap between regularly scheduled journals and university level textbooks by providing in-depth coverage over a broad scope. The present volume provides informative chapters on thermodynamic performance of fuel cells, macroscopic modeling of polymer-electrolyte membranes, the prospects for phosphonated polymers as proton-exchange fuel cell membranes, polymer electrolyte membranes for direct methanol fuel cells, materials for state of the art PEM fuel cells, and their suitability for operation above 100°C, analytical modelling of direct methanol fuel cells, and methanol reforming processes.
2007-01-01
Book
Yasaman Bahreini, Kazimierz Siwiak
This newly revised and expanded edition of the Artech House classic,Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications, offers you a current and comprehensive introduction to the practice and underpinnings of personal communications. Every chapter has been updated to explain how the latest ultra-wide band technology affects all aspects of personal communications. The third edition covers important innovations such as wireless local networks, personal networks, and MIMO techniques. This practical resource emphasizes three distinct but interrelated problems: fixed site antennas, radiowave propagation, and small antennas used close to the human body. Giving you the systems level view of design and analysis, the book helps you solve propagation problems in large-scale urban settings, in-building settings, and in the personal area space.
2006-09-27
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 63 papers covering the past 11 years (1996-2006) of research on the progress and challenges in the design of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems and components. Introduced in the automotive market in 1995, ACC takes advantage of the functions of several existing electronic control units and adds a sensor for measuring distance, relative speed, and lateral position of potential target vehicles using laser optics or millimeter waves.
2006-08-01
Book
Juan R. Pimentel
Safety-Critical Automotive Systems contains 40 SAE technical papers covering six years (2001-2006) of research on this developing subject. Focus is on the vehicle's most important subsystems: sensors, actuators, electronic control units (ECUs), communication systems, and software (application, middleware, drivers, etc.).
2006-01-01
Book
Stephen R. Galati
Geographic information systems (GIS) is emerging as one of the most intriguing and promising high-tech fields, and this easy-to-understand resource examines and explains all of the critical GIS concepts in a clear manner that is easily understood, regardless of your technical background. While other GIS-learning sources are software-product biased, this unique volume offers an unbiased approach to the fundamentals of learning GIS, helping you become functional and knowledgeable in this burgeoning area. The book explains how to use GIS to its fullest capacity on a variety of engineering and technical projects. Moreover, you learn how to implement GIS in your business to manage information, integrate geographical data, analyze marketing trends, use demographics to positively impact your bottom line, and increase your project management capabilities. The book also addresses several common misconceptions about GIS, such as it only relates to GPS or that it is simply a “map maker”.
2006-01-01
Book
Ahmed El-Rabbany
This thoroughly revised edition of an Artech House bestseller, Introduction to GPS: The Global Position System offers you an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of this tremendously important technology. The second edition includes a wealth of brand new material, including a chapter on GPS satellite orbit and new coverage of today’s hottest issues, such as precise point positioning and location based services. This one-of-a-kind resource offers you the knowledge you need for your work, without bogging you down with advanced mathematics. It addresses all aspects of the GPS, emphasizes GPS applications, examines the GPS signal structure, and covers the key types of measurement being utilized in the field today. You get an in-depth discussion on the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with guidance on how to overcome them. Moreover, the book shows how the GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels.
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