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Design, Use and Business Models
MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are shaking up the traditional forms of primary and continuing education and training. These new distance teaching tools which take advantage of the Web and social network revolution are making us think again about how we teach and learn.
However, for all that, do they constitute a threat to universities and schools, or are they just a new tool to change the t...
Automation for Robotics
A discipline that is in full development, propelled by the rise of autonomous mobile robotics notably drones automation has the objective of designing controls capable of working within an existing dynamic system (automobile, airplane, economic system, etc.). The resulting controlled system is thus constructed by looping a physical system activated and equipped with sensors using smart electro...
New Techniques in Digital Holography
This book is devoted to special techniques in digital holography. The authors establish a synthetic state of the art of important advances in the field of digital holography. They are interested in detailing advances related to fundamentals of digital holography, in-line holography, digital color holographic metrology, digital holographic microscopy, infrared holography and special techniques in f...
Analysis and Design of Multicell DC/DC Converters using Vectorized Models
FOCUS Series in Electrical Engineering
In recent years, multilevel topologies have been introduced to allow static converters of electrical energy to address medium voltage (series connection) or high current (parallel connection). The new degrees of freedom provided by these topologies are a potential source of improvement, but they also make the design process more complex.
The author of this book shows how the concepts of vectoriz...
Performance Evaluation by Simulation and Analysis with Applications to Computer Networks
The performance of a computer network is among the key elements that determine its operational quality; performance evaluation cannot be only treated empirically.
This book presents the two most commonly used methodologies for performance evaluation in computer networks: simulation using specialized software and mathematical modeling. A large part is dedicated to simulation, especially within it...
Connections Management Strategies in Satellite Cellular Networks
To determine the major parameters about mobile users (MU) with ongoing calls in LEO mobile satellite systems (MSS), a positioning system must be integrated into the MSS so that MUs can be localized and tracked while they are connected to the network. This integration is considered complex.
This book presents a new method based on the advantages of the LEO MSS mobility model, known as the Evalua...
Digital Signal and Image Processing using Matlab® 2nd edition
Volume 2 Advances and Applications: The Deterministic Case
Volume 2 of the second edition of the fully revised and updated Digital Signal and Image Processing using MATLAB® is essentially a collection of examples and exercises which also presents applications of digital signal- or image processing, and techniques which were not touched upon in the previous volume. It will be of particular benefit to readers who already possess a good knowledge of MATLAB®,...
Systems Dependability Assessment
Modeling with Graphs and Finite State Automata
This book presents the recent developments in probabilistic assessment of systems dependability based on stochastic models from graph theory, finite state automaton and language theory, to be applied across static, dynamic and hybrid contexts.
The first part of the book presents the foundations of coherence property represented by a state graph model to show how the reliability of a system may be...
COBOL Software Modernization
From Principles to Implementation with the BLU AGE® Method
The digital economy is expanding faster and faster due to the constant advances in IT. There is a virtuous circle such that, in turn, more and more (often unpredictable) innovative usages boost IT. These usages are social and, in a broad sense, economical, meaning that the impact of IT on business is nowadays immense.
This book presents a reflection on software modernization to align old informat...
Silicon Carbide One-dimensional Nanostructures
FOCUS Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures from silicon carbide (SiC) are attracting the scientific community because their combination of excellent intrinsic properties with low dimensionality has tremendous potential for breakthrough applications. Silicon carbide does indeed possess very interesting physicochemical and electronic properties, particularly in its biocompatibility. 1D nanostructures such ...