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The IET Digital Library holds more than 190,000 technical papers from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, books, conference publications and seminar digests. Highly cited journals such as Electronics Letters are available alongside 44 research journal titles, The Journal of Engineering, the IET's gold open access journal, Micro & Nano Letters, the IET's online only journal, the IET's member magazine Engineering & Technology, plus seminar digests and conference publications. Find out more about the Digital Library.

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  • ICT Solutions and Digitalisation in Ports and Shipping
  • Given the volumes of global ship traffic, solutions are needed to reduce waiting times, costs, energy consumption and emissions. This systematic reference on ICT solutions and digitalisation in the ports and shipping sector covers new and existing technologies, different types of digital systems, and offers illustrative examples and case studies. Coverage includes the following topics: the global trade facilitation regulatory framework and the role of ICT; maritime ports and cybersecurity; e-navigation and shore-based monitoring systems; maritime transportation along the Northern Sea Route; smart shipping beyond e-navigation; maritime communications; emerging radiocommunication technologies in the maritime domain; a data-driven methodology for maritime patterns of life discovery; real-time information with ITS technology; digital supply chain and port information modelling (PIM); ICT innovation in port-hinterland transport services; decarbonisation technologies in shipping and the question of transition fuels; and finally the advent of shore-based navigation: from vessel traffic services (VTS) to e-navigation maritime service portfolio (MSP). The aim of this work is to examine the application of ICT solutions and digitalisation to the movement and clearance of freight at seaports globally. It provides conceptual clarity on the applicability of the different technologies and systems used for this purpose, and the relevance of such projects for different types of ports, from a trade facilitation perspective. It is therefore of particular relevance to researchers, academics, consultants, chief technology officers, and advanced students in the field of freight and logistics, especially in a maritime context. The book is also a valuable reference for anyone involved in port logistics in a managerial or operational capacity, and to port authorities.

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  • An Introduction to RF Stealth
  • This expanded, revised and updated new edition of Introduction to RF Stealth covers two major topics: Low Observables and Low Probability of Intercept (LO and LPI) of radars and data links, collectively sometimes called Stealth. Each chapter includes examples, student exercises and references. Worked simulations are available that illustrate the techniques described. Chapter 1 provides an introduction and history of RF/microwave LPI/LO techniques and some basic LPI/LO equations, expanded from the first edition with more information on new and current systems, including more on infrared and hypersonic missile signatures. Chapter 2 is a new chapter, covering radiation absorbing materials and shaping, focused on materials, meta-materials and detailed platform shaping and structures including ships. Chapter 3 covers interceptability parameters and analysis with corrections, updates and simulations. Chapter 4 covers current and future intercept receivers and some of their limitations with more information and tracking techniques. Chapter 5 surveys exploitation of both the natural and the threat environment with extensive threat table updates including Russian S300, S400, S500 and more information on cellular systems. Chapter 6 deals with LPIS waveforms and pulse compression with new material and simulations of new codes. Chapter 7 introduces some hardware techniques associated with LO/LPIS low sidelobe / cross section antenna and radome design with emphasis on active electronic scan arrays. Chapter 8 is a new chapter on RCS testing of subsystems and platforms.

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  • Overhead Electric Power Lines: Theory and practice
  • In order to fulfill the tremendous worldwide demand for electrification, power line professionals will need to adopt rapid, reliable and sustainable solutions. For example, in a fast-developing country like India, which had the largest population without electricity in 2014 and 1.34 billion inhabitants in 2017, the demand for electrification is immense. In recent years, a new program facilitated 0.73 million new household connections per month and almost 19000 villages per year. Wide-spread experience in geographical, geological, social and economic diversity leaves no doubt that overhead power lines (OHL) are the only way to provide electricity to communities where underground lines are technically unfeasible or too expensive. This book presents the technology and recent research into OHL in a concise and systematic way. After brief introductory sections, chapters cover line support, foundation and mechanical sag, corona discharge, overhead line insulators and conductors, earthing and earth wire, lightning and surge protection, insulation and coordination, route selection, commissioning, operation and maintenance. This book is a must-read for researchers and experts involved with utilities and particularly for anyone associated with the installation, electrification, operation and maintenance of overhead lines in transmission and distribution networks.

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  • Communication Technologies for Networked Smart Cities
  • One of the crucial challenges for future smart cities is to devise a citywide network infrastructure capable of effectively guaranteeing resource-efficient and reliable communications while managing the complexity of heterogeneous devices and access technologies. This edited book highlights and showcases state of the art research and innovations in 5G and beyond wireless communications technologies for connected smart cities. The main objectives of this work include the exploration of recent advances and application potentials of various communication technologies as promising enablers for future networked smart cities, the investigation of design-specific issues for the integration of different architectural components of smart cities, and addressing various challenges and identifying opportunities in terms of interoperability of potential solutions. The book is aimed at a core and interdisciplinary audience of engineers, researchers and professionals working on smart cities concepts and supporting the integration of nextgeneration information, communication, networking and sensing technologies. It will also be a very useful ancillary for advanced students and other professionals working on nextgeneration communication networks.

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  • Ground Penetrating Radar: Improving sensing and imaging through numerical modeling
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a powerful sensing technology widely used for the non-destructive assessment of a variety of structures with different properties including dimensions, electrical properties, and moisture. After an introduction to the underlying concepts, this book guides the reader through the development and use of a GPR system, with an emphasis on the parameters that can be optimized, the theory behind assessment, and a coherent methodology to obtain results from a measured or simulated GPR signal. The authors then embark on a detailed discussion of support tools and numerical modelling techniques that can be applied to improve readings from GPR systems. Ground Penetrating Radar is of interest to engineers, scientists, researchers and professionals working in the fields of ground penetrating radar, non-destructive testing, geoscience and remote sensing, antennas and propagation, microwaves, electromagnetics and imaging. It will also be of use to professionals and academics in the fields of electrical, mechanical, sensing, and civil engineering as well as material science and archaeology concerned with quality control and fault analysis.

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  • Emerging Evolutionary Algorithms for Antennas and Wireless Communications
  • Several evolutionary algorithms (EAs) have emerged in recent decades that mimic the behaviour and evolution of biological entities. EAs are widely used to solve single and multi-objective optimization engineering problems. EAs have also been applied to a variety of microwave components, antenna design, radar design, and wireless communications problems. These techniques, among others, include genetic algorithms (GAs), evolution strategies (ES), particle swarm optimization (PSO), differential evolution (DE), and ant colony optimization (ACO). In addition, new innovative algorithms that are not only biology-based but also physics-based or music-based are also emerging, as are hybrid combinations of EAs. The use of evolutionary algorithms is having an increasing impact on antenna design and wireless communications problems. EAs combined with numerical methods in electromagnetics have obtained significant and successful results. This book aims to present some of the emerging Eas and their variants. Chapter 1 introduces the optimization methods in general and the evolutionary algorithms. Chapter 2 presents briefly some of the most popular evolutionary algorithms, such as particle swarm optimization (PSO), differential evolution (DE), and ant colony optimization (ACO) as well as some emerging ones. Chapter 3 focuses on antenna array synthesis, which constitutes a wide range of antenna design problems. Chapter 4 gives an overview of patch antenna design using evolutionary algorithms. Chapter 5 presents design cases from different microwave structure cases. Chapter 6 discusses on various representative design problems in wireless communications. Chapter 7 deals with design cases for 5G and beyond.

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  • Intelligent Wireless Communications
  • The incredible growth in the development and use of wireless communication technologies has led to research in both academia and industry on artificial intelligence (AI) methods that enable intelligent technologies, smarter services and applications, business processes and social interactions to satisfy future requirements. AI mechanisms are being exploited in smart intelligent network applications to provide insights from collected data by identifying patterns and allowing operational predictions with higher accuracy in smaller time periods. The future of AI-powered wireless networking infrastructures depends on finding effective solutions to a number of technical challenges that such paradigms introduce, including better intelligent sensor capabilities, smarter big data analytics, automated remote data management, as well as open and secure processes. This book presents innovative research in emerging artificial intelligence methods for the processing, storing and analysing of large date sets generated by wireless communication infrastructures. It addresses major new technological developments, reflects on industry needs, current research trends and future directions. The authors focus on the development of AI-powered mechanisms for future wireless networking applications and architectures which will lead to more performant, resilient and valuable ecosystems and automated services. The book is aimed at researchers, engineers and scientists involved in the design and development of protocols and AI applications for wireless communication devices, and wireless networking technologies.

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  • ReRAM-based Machine Learning
  • The transition towards exascale computing has resulted in major transformations in computing paradigms. The need to analyze and respond to such large amounts of data sets has led to the adoption of machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) methods in a wide range of applications. One of the major challenges is the fetching of data from computing memory and writing it back without experiencing a memory-wall bottleneck. To address such concerns, in-memory computing (IMC) and supporting frameworks have been introduced. In-memory computing methods have ultra-low power and high-density embedded storage. Resistive Random-Access Memory (ReRAM) technology seems the most promising IMC solution due to its minimized leakage power, reduced power consumption and smaller hardware footprint, as well as its compatibility with CMOS technology, which is widely used in industry. In this book, the authors introduce ReRAM techniques for performing distributed computing using IMC accelerators, present ReRAM-based IMC architectures that can perform computations of ML and data-intensive applications, as well as strategies to map ML designs onto hardware accelerators. The book serves as a bridge between researchers in the computing domain (algorithm designers for ML and DL) and computing hardware designers.

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