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2011-04-01
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Honda's latest technical review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The April 2011 volume includes 17 papers, seven that introduce new technologies and ten that provide updates on established technologies. The e-book covers advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Chapter highlights include: Development of in-situ X-ray Imaging technologies for Measuring Water Distribution in Generating Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC) Study on Controlled Auto-ignition Using Sequence of Low-temperature Combustion States Study on Similarity of Load Path Distribution in Body Structure Image Segmentation-based Moving Object Detection for Driver Assistance System This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2011-04-15
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Dr. John Miller, PE, Dr. Porter Mitchell
Energy storage, and in particular electrical storage of energy, has become a very talked about topic in circles ranging from lay persons, in regard to hybrid and battery electric vehicles, to professionals, and certainly by legislators and energy policy makers. This book takes a critical look at the physical storage of electricity in the devices known collectively as electrochemical capacitors and particularly as ultracapacitors. Its 12 chapters cover ultracapacitor and advanced battery topics with an emphasis on a clear understanding of fundamental principles, models and applications. But even to professionals, the distinctions between physical and chemical forms of electric energy storage are unclear and, at times, poorly understood, if at all. The reader will appreciate the case studies from commercial to industrial to automotive applications of not only ultracapacitors, but of these power dense components in combination with energy dense battery technologies.
2008-10-01
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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.
2011-10-01
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Richard J. Ross
This updated reference book, prepared by experts in their fields, contains dozens of articles covering a wide range of topics involving the failure analysis of microelectronics. It places the most important and up-to-date information on this subject at your fingertips.
2010-04-01
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This 207-page e-book gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The 27 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements from October 2009 through April 2010 and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Styling Development of the New Model CR-Z Honda Small Hybrid Sports Car Development of the New Honda Techmatic System Development of the New Honda 6-Speed Automatic Transmission for MDX Next Generation Vehicle Safety System Research via Wireless Communication Research in Technology for Simulating Dynamic Behavior of Cam Drive Mechanisms in Single Cylinder Engines Development of NOx Reduction System Based on Exhaust Valve Controls for Use in Small Motorcycle Engines This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2010-01-01
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John M. Miller
Completely updated with the most current topics of interest on plug-in hybrid and battery electrics, this new book provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the hybrid vehicle design. Key aspects include hybrid propulsion system architectures, propulsion system sizing, electric traction system sizing and design, loss mechanisms, system simulation and vehicle certification. Practicing engineers and managers involved in hybrid vehicle development, modeling and simulation, and testing will find this book invaluable. Worldwide the automotive industry is being challenged to make dramatic improvements in vehicle fuel economy. Taking effect in 2012, the new rules set more aggressive fuel economy measures that will require significant gains in engine and driveline efficiency, better performance cabin climate control, and the introduction of electric hybridization.
2009-04-01
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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
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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.
2010-01-01
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Joel Fried
This review report gives an overview of how polymers are used in aerospace applications. Some of the topics covered are composites, including thermosets, thermoplastics and nanocomposites; fiber reinforcement of composites; and specialized applications. For each type of composite, the chemistry, cure methods, fabrication methods, mechanical properties, thermal properties and environmental degradation are considered. From the applications’ perspective, the title discusses sealants, structural adhesives, foams, primer paint, shape memory alloys, electroactive devices, MEMS, vibration damping, NLO properties and ablative polymers. This review report is accompanied by approximately 400 abstracts compiled from the iSmithers Polymer Library, the largest dedicated resource of polymer information in the world, to facilitate further reading on this subject. A subject index and a company index are included.
2014-04-01
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Honda's April 2014 R&D Technical Review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D teams. This edition brings 23 original papers on the introduction of new technologies covering motorcycle, power products, aircraft engine, among others. They cover advancements in the following areas: • Development of 7-speed dual clutch transmission SPORT HYBRID i-DCD • Research on engine control to make effective use of bioethanol-blend fuels • Optimization of driving force distribution control in all-wheel drive based on wheel rotation speed difference between front and rear • Robust optimization for windmill airfoil design under variable wind conditions
2010-01-01
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David M. Bevly, Stewart Cobb
As global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS have grown more pervasive, the use of GNSS to automatically control ground vehicles has drawn increasing interest. This cutting-edge resource offers you a thorough understanding of this emerging application area of GNSS. Written by highly-regarded authorities in the field, this unique reference covers a wide range of key topics, including ground vehicles models, psuedolites, highway vehicle control, unmanned ground vehicles, farm tractors, and construction equipment. The book is supported with over 150 illustrations and more than 180 equations.
2007-01-01
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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.
2005-01-01
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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.
2008-01-01
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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
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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.
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
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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
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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.
2006-01-01
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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.
2003-01-01
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Sergey M. Smolskiy, Igor V. Komarov
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.
2004-01-01
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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.
2003-01-01
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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.
2008-01-01
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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.
2010-03-01
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Lawrence D. Burns, Christopher Eric Borroni-Bird, William J. Mitchell
This path breaking book provides a long overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities-where most of the world's people now live. William Mitchell and two industry experts re-imagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely. First, we must transform the DNA of the automobile, basing it on electric-drive and wireless communication rather than on petroleum, the internal combustion engine, and stand-alone operation.
2011-11-30
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David Cahen, David S. Ginley
How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: • Renewable/non-renewable energy sources • Future transportation systems • Energy efficiency • Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this book will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Full color images complement the text and color-coded sections aid browsing.
2011-08-01
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Giving unique insight into Toyota's 2011 technical developments, this book includes 18 papers that chronicle the Japanese OEM's R&D activities in a variety of technologies during that year. This volume has a special focus on next-generation electric storage, and 10 of the papers highlight developments in such things as batteries, fuel cells and next-generation energy. Title highlights include: Next Generation Electric Storage and Its Applications • Secondary Battery Development for Hybrid Vehicles at Toyota • Development Trends and Popularization Trends for Fuel Cell Vehicles • Renewable Energy and Its Effective Usage Other Technical Areas • Drivetrain Development for the Lexus LFA • Development of Scratch-Resistant Universal Clear Coat • Development of Environmentally Friendly Machining Process for Aluminum Parts
2015-06-01
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This book deals with the past, present, and future of flow, sensors, and measurement. It is called The Tao of Measurement because, like the Tao itself, it reveals the underlying principles of flow and measurement. It explains the engineering and physics of flow and sensors, how our units of measurement were derived, present day measurement practices, and how today's scientific tools can improve our units of measurement. The book's opening chapters explore the technologies of temperature, pressure, and flow measurement. The authors reveal the history of units of measurement and describe how they came to be used today. The book then presents a thorough discussion of the different types of temperature sensors, pressure transmitters, and flowmeters. It contains an explanation of applications, and then comments on trends in sensors and measurement. Each chapter includes a handy glossary of units of measurement.
2014-01-01
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Petr Skobelev, George Rzevski
Managing Complexity is the first book that clearly defines the concept of Complexity, explains how Complexity can be measured and tuned, and describes the seven key features of Complex Systems: 1. Connectivity 2. Autonomy 3. Emergency 4. Non-equilibrium 5. Non-linearity 6. Self-organisation 7. Co-evolution The thesis of the book is that complexity of the environment in which we work and live offers new opportunities and that the best strategy for surviving and prospering under conditions of complexity is to develop adaptability to perpetually changing conditions. An effective method for designing adaptability into business processes using multi-agent technology is presented and illustrated by several extensive examples, including adaptive, real-time scheduling of taxis, see-going tankers, road transport, supply chains, railway trains, production processes and swarms of small space satellites.
2012-11-01
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Edouard Freund, Paul Lucchese
Hydrogen, energy vector for the future? Or, on the contrary, limited to its current applications in the field of chemistry and refining for decades to come, possibly even until the end of the century? There is much controversy over this issue and two sides to the argument. Advocates of the hydrogen civilization consider that, following a technological revolution hydrogen will play a universal role alongside electricity as a substitute for fossil fuels, especially (but not only) in transport, leading to radical elimination of CO2 emissions. For the skeptics, and even outspoken opponents, hydrogen will remain restricted to its current applications due to the insoluble problems inherent to its generalized use, especially in transport. This book highlights the increasing and inevitable role of "energy" hydrogen – as opposed to chemical hydrogen – in the key sectors of transport and "clean" electricity production.
2010-01-01
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Aboelmagd Noureldin, Naser El-Sheimy, Priyanka Aggarwal, Zainab Syed
Due to their micro-scale size and low power consumption, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are now being utilized in a variety of fields. This leading-edge resource focuses on the application of MEMS inertial sensors to navigation systems. The book shows you how to minimize cost by adding and removing inertial sensors. Moreover, this practical reference provides you with various integration strategies with examples from real field tests. From an introduction to MEMS navigation related applications… to special topics on Alignment for MEMS-Based Navigation… to discussions on the Extended Kalman Filter, this comprehensive book covers a wide range of critical topics in this fast-growing area.
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