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2006-01-01
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Christopher Hegarty, Elliott Kaplan
This thoroughly updated second edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts who provide you with a current and comprehensive treatment of the Global Positioning System (GPS). The book covers all the latest advances in technology, applications, and systems. The second edition includes new chapters that explore the integration of GPS with vehicles and cellular telephones, new classes of satellite broadcast signals, the emerging GALILEO system, and new developments in the GPS marketplace. This single-source reference provides both a quick overview of GPS essentials and an in-depth treatment of advanced topics. The book guides you in developing new applications and shows you how to evaluate their performance. It explains all the differential GPS services available to let you decide which is best for particular applications. You learn how to build GPS receivers and integrate them into navigational and communications equipment.
2006-01-01
Book
Esmat Bekir
The emerging technology of very inexpensive inertial sensors is available for navigation as never before. This book lays the analytical foundation for understanding and implementing the navigation equations. It starts by demystifying the central theme of the frame rotation using such algorithms as the quaternions, the rotation vector and the Euler angles. After developing navigation equations, the book introduces the computational issues and discusses the physical aspects that are tied to implementing these equations, also explaining alignment techniques. Introduction to Modern Navigation Systems offers an efficient algorithm for polar navigation. It also shows how to enhance the performance of the inertial system when aided by the Global Positioning System.
2006-01-01
Book
Christoph Hecht, Richard Hall, Oliver Fakler, Angela Spence, Job Klijnhout, Hartmut Keller, Mike McDonald, Vito Mauro
This book provides valuable insight and critical appraisal of key areas of intelligent transport systems (ITS) for land transport in Europe. ITS is becoming increasingly important as the means to improving the efficiency, safety and comfort of the transport of people and goods, while at the same time, helping to minimize environmental damage and the contribution of transport to global warming. The material draws on over four years of study by the ROSETTA project- part of the European Commission 5th Framework Program. For each of the 12 areas addressed, the book provides a vision for their application, identifies key issues yet to be addressed and the future opportunities that the timely application and advancement of ITS can bring. Contents: Context Traveller Services Vehicles and Infrastructure Network Management Freight Transport ITS Support
2006-01-01
Book
Nesreen I. Ziedan
Many important GPS applications such as the positioning of wireless devices, tracking during ionospheric scintillation, and orbit determination of geostationary and high Earth orbit satellites require a GPS receiver with the ability to work with weak signals. This first-of-its-kind book addresses this critical issue, introducing new, efficient GPS receiver algorithms designed for weak signals and various dynamic conditions. You gain working knowledge of 15 algorithms that can be easily implemented in a standalone GPS receiver, because they don’t require information from networks or other outside sources. The algorithms presented in the book address all the main receiver functions that today’s engineers are concerned with, such as signal acquisition, fine acquisition, bit synchronization, code and carrier tracking, and navigation message decoding.
2006-01-01
Book
Jerry Zeyu Gao, Hsing Mei, Simon Shim
This comprehensive resource gives you a thorough understanding of the software engineering processes and methods you need to tackle the complexities of building software for wireless systems. It covers system architecture, mobile client design, and development principles, as well as analysis and testing techniques. The book gives you clear guidelines that enable you to confront design trade-offs so you can meet user and system requirements. You get in-depth tutorials on mobile technologies, mobile supporting platforms, wireless networking, wireless security, and wireless multimedia. The book offers you a solid understanding of networking theories and concepts, helping you master the technical intricacies of 2 - 4G cellular networks, wireless LANs, and wireless personal area networks. You find an in-depth examination of security issues and solutions that are critical to building reliable and safe software.
2005-12-08
Book
David Thompsett, Nigel Brandon
Fuel cells continue to be heralded as the energy source of the future, and every year an immense amount of research time and money is devoted making them more economically and technically viable. This compendium brings together an up-to-date review of the literature and commentary surrounding fuel cells research. Covering all relevant disciplines from science to engineering to policy, it is an exceptional resource for anyone with an invested interest in the field.
2005-01-01
Book
Ahmed El Zooghby
Whether you are designing for systems based on 2G, 3G, or advanced MIMO technology, you can find the solution you need with this comprehensive reference on applying smart antennas in wireless and mobile communications. The book provides you with a simple yet powerful design methodology that enables you to select the smart antenna approach most suitable for a particular application. Moreover, it offers guidance in designing the appropriate uplink and downlink beam forming algorithms. This practical resource takes a systems approach to smart antenna engineering, detailing how to analyze and evaluate performance of the systems solution you design. It looks at both the uplink and downlink within a system, so you can balance capacity and coverage on both links to improve overall performance.
2004-12-21
Book
Jon S. Wilson
Without sensors most electronic applications would not exist, as they perform a vital function, namely providing an interface to the real world. The importance of sensors, however, contrasts with the limited information available on them. This volume is an up-to-date and comprehensive sensor reference guide to be used by engineers and scientists in industry, research, and academia to help with their sensor selection and system design. The book will offer guidance on selecting, specifying, and using the optimum sensor for any given application. The editor-in-chief, Jon Wilson, has years of experience in the sensor industry and leads workshops and seminars on sensor-related topics.
2004-05-28
Book
Christopher A. Lupini
Multiplexing can be best discussed at three levels - vehicle, ECU or component, and IC. Within each level are partitions for software and hardware, and within each partition are divisions of functionality such as buffer size. The content in this book will help the reader to acquire a basic understanding of vehicle multiplexing systems, primarily from the passenger car and light truck viewpoint. Some discussion of heavy-duty and off-road vehicle multiplexing is presented, along with a look at industrial automation - a fast-growing multiplex field already eclipsing automotive usage.
2004-03-13
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
In this second edition of Electronic Engine Control Technologies, the latest advances and technologies of electronic engine control are explored in a collection of 99 technical papers, none of which were included in the book's first edition. Editor Ronald K. Jurgen offers an informative introduction, "Neural Networks on the Rise," clearly explaining the book's overall format and layout. The book then closely examines the many areas surrounding electronic engine control technologies, including: specific engine controls, diagnostics, engine modeling, innovative solid-state hardware and software systems, communication techniques for engine control, neural network applications, and the future of electronic engine controls.
2004-01-01
Book
Frank Irving
This book is concerned with the sport of soaring, mainly with the mathematical basis of sailplane design and operation. It does not tell the beginner how to fly, but it will give an experienced pilot some background, with historical notes showing how ideas have evolved and could develop in the future. Some of the material is taken from OSTIV (Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale de Vol a Viole) publications and from Technical Soaring, neither of which is readily available to the general public. Extensive references are provided in each chapter.
2004-01-01
Book
Kirt Williams, Nadim Maluf
Bringing you up-to-date with the latest developments in MEMS technology, this major revision of the best-selling An Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering offers you a current understanding of this cutting-edge technology. You gain practical knowledge of MEMS materials, design, and manufacturing, and learn how it is being applied in industrial, optical, medical and electronic markets. The second edition features brand new sections on RF MEMS, photo MEMS, micromachining on materials other than silicon, reliability analysis, plus an expanded reference list. With an emphasis on commercialized products, this unique resource helps you determine whether your application can benefit from a MEMS solution, understand how other applications and companies have benefited from MEMS, and select and define a manufacturable MEMS process for your application. You discover how to use MEMS technology to enable new functionality, improve performance, and reduce size and cost.
2004-01-01
Book
Herbert Hecht
This timely resource offers you a comprehensive, unified treatment of the techniques and practice of systems reliability and failure prevention, without the use of advanced mathematics. Featuring numerous, in-depth real-world examples, the book distills the author’s many years of practical experience in designing and testing critical systems. The book helps you set reliability requirements for a new product, monitor compliance with these requirements during development and later life cycle phases, account for software failures in an integrated reliability assessment, and allocate a fixed reliability improvement budget to guide decisions by cost considerations and trade-offs. The book opens with a review of the essentials of reliability engineering and then focuses on the organizational causes of failure, a critical topic that rarely receives attention.
2003-11-15
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
The technology surrounding sensors and transducers is advancing at a rapid pace. New developments continue to make headlines, demonstrating the importance of these revolutionary components to the automotive industry. In this second edition of Sensors and Transducers, the latest advances are explored in a comprehensive collection of 105 recent papers, none of which were included in the book's first edition.
2003-02-01
Book
This research report documents the findings, the effects, and limitations of 42 volt electrical system architecture on vehicle exterior and interior lighting systems. The work covered in this report reflects the group's work to date which has focused on Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control of 12V incandescent (filament) lamps from a 42V supply (the nominal voltage of a vehicle with a 36V battery under charge). This report is the compilation of several "mini reports". Each test section includes methodology, analysis, results, discussion and detailed conclusions. Chapters include: Abstract Overall Conclusions Introduction Background Specification for PWM Drive and more
2003-01-08
Book
Ross Bannatyne
Electronic Control Systems describes the evolution of electronic control systems and examines growth experienced in the four main system categories - safety and convenience, powertrain, body controls, and entertainment and communications. The system trends and technologies are covered in detail. The report concludes with a summary of the challenges, changes on the horizon, and a discussion of how sustainable competitive advantage can perhaps be achieved.
2003-01-01
Book
Igor V. Komarov, Sergey M. Smolskiy
Here’s a unique new resource that offers you a solid understanding of the fundamental theory, operation principles and applications of short-range frequency modulated continuous wave (FM CW) radar. You learn how to choose the structural scheme of short-range FM radar, and determine the optimal algorithm of useful signal processing necessary for ensuring the technical characteristic of radar. Moreover, this practical reference shows you how to ensure the minimum level of radar signal parasitic amplitude, calculate modulation signal distortion, and compensate for nonlinear distortion. For the first time in any book, you find detailed coverage of the theory and calculations of autodyne radar, helping you avoid typical mistakes with your work in this area. Other critical discussions include the parameters of UHF unit output signals and the principles of regime optimization.
2003-01-01
Book
Ian Faulconbridge, Michael Ryan
This unique resource delivers complete, easy-to-understand coverage of the management of complex technical projects through systems engineering. Written for a wide spectrum of readers, from novices to experienced practitioners, the book holds the solution to delivering projects on time and within budget, avoiding the failures and inefficiencies of past efforts. It provides you with a framework that encapsulates all areas of systems engineering, clearly showing you where the multitude of systems engineering activities fit within the overall effort. You get a top-down approach that introduces you to the philosophical aspects of this discipline, and offers you a cohesive understanding of a plethora of important terms, standards and practices that have been developed independently. Moreover, the authors present key systems engineering issues in a manner that promotes individual thinking and unique approaches to the varied projects you encounter in the field.
2002-08-23
Book
Axel Fuchs
This report discusses automotive telematics from a technical perspective, with reference to the business model and to the value for the user. The three main entities of the end-to-end system framework of telematics are discussed; in-vehicle system, infrastructure, and service center with its voice and data portal.
2002-04-15
Book
Daniel J. Guzman
By using descriptive charts and graphs, this report provides an analysis of the IDB-C network at the Subsystem level and at the vehicle level, using data comparison between modeling and simulation of the network and measurement and analysis on physical systems.
2001-12-21
Book
This edition of HS-1738 provides requirements and recommendations relating to the electrical equipment of machines so as to promote safety of persons and property, consistency of control response, and ease of maintenance. Although it is desired that high performance be achieved, the above mentioned essential factors should not be compromised.
2001-10-17
Book
Clifford Matthews
This is an essential handy guide containing useful and updated information regularly needed by the student or practicing engineer. Covering all aspects of aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary craft, this pocket book provides quick access to useful aeronautical engineering data and sources of information for further in-depth research. Quick reference to essential data, it offers most up to date information available on the subject
2000-11-01
Book
Passenger Safety and Convenience Systems is made up of 61 technical papers and articles written in the last decade covering a variety of electronic systems for driver and passenger safety and convenience. Many papers in this book could arguably be considered in both categories because they provide the driver/passenger with multiple functions of safety and convenience. Some examples include keyless entry, security systems, night vision, and more. This book concludes with a chapter on Future Development in Electronically Controlled Body and Safety Systems.
2000-09-29
Book
Daniel J. Holt
This report addresses the technical challenges engineers must face, including the issues of storage devices, generation of the 42 volts, and distribution of power. It contains information on all of the critical aspects related to the adoption of this technology.
2000-01-31
Book
Ching-Yao Chan
Fundamentals of Crash Sensing in Automotive Air Bag Systems provides a sound introduction for engineers designing air bag systems, accident reconstructionists, litigation professionals, managers, government employees, and anyone involved with automotive safety. Drawing upon the wisdom of many pioneers in the field, Chan presents a clear explanation of automotive air bag sensors using easy-to-read charts, tables, and figures. The book also includes a glossary of terms, and exercises for further study.
1999-10-15
Book
Multiplexing - the simultaneous transmission of more than one signal over a single wire - was originally used to eliminate the need for bulky wiring harnesses. Today, multiplexing and networking are being used in many automobiles to monitor performance and rapidly pass data in real time among the car's various subsystems. Multiplexing and Networking contains 70 landmark papers on multiplexing, networking considerations, and protocols. These papers address the many concerns associated with designing and choosing an electronic network including: media bandwith, electromagnetic (EMC) compatability, fault tolerance, serviceability, environmental requirements, network architecture, and cost.
1999-05-21
Book
Rudolph X. Meyer
This book is written for an introductory course in space technology. It is intended for senior or graduate level aerospace engineering students and professional engineers seeking a thorough understanding of the aerospace aspects of space systems. As such it focuses on the primary physics and engineering fundamentals necessary to understand and design space based systems. The book does not include the basics of spacecraft electronics, because this is covered in many systems and electronics books and is typically covered in follow-up courses. Derived from the author's thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry and several years of university teaching experience, and with more than 130 illustrations, it covers advanced subjects and problems indicated by asterisks(*), allowing the reader and the instructor to omit topics without losing continuity.
1998-10-01
Book
Vernon R. Schmitt, Gavin D. Jenney, James W. Morris
Fly-by-wire in aircraft flight control design is more than adding a simple wire -- it is a sophisticated system that changes the way aircraft are designed and the way they fly. Prepared and written by experts who directed or staffed fly-by-wire research and development programs, this book includes explanations of the system's design and application, providing both the "how" and the "why" of this remarkable technology. Chapters include: Introduction Background of Fly-by-Wire Required Programs The Survivable Flight Control System (SFCS) Program Technology Transition and Application
1998-09-15
Book
Navigation and Intelligent Transportation Systems contains 40 papers covering the technical and functional aspects of these systems including: 3D mapping, route guidance, cellular phone access, electronic compasses, and the history and future of navigation systems. The book also covers the important role of navigation in Intelligent Transportation Systems concerned with traffic management, traveler information, vehicle control systems, commercial vehicle operations, and public and rural transportation systems. The book concludes with a chapter on the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative, a joint program between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.
1996-08-02
Book
J B Russell
This book provides a comprehensive overview to the underlying theory and application of what are often perceived to be difficult topics, such as performance stability, control and response of aircraft. Initially it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts underlying performance and stability, including lift characteristics and estimation of drag, before moving on to a more detailed analysis of performance in both level and climbing flight. Pitching motion is then described followed by a detailed discussion of all aspects of both lateral and longitudinal stability and response. It finishes with an examination of inertial cross-coupling and automatic control and stabilization. The reader is helped to think in three dimensions throughout the book by the use of illustrative examples. The progression from one degree of freedom to six degrees of freedom is gradually introduced.
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