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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 24 research journal titles, The Journal of Engineering, the IET's new 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...

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  • Electrical Steels - Volume 1: Fundamentals and basic concepts
  • Electrical steels are critical components of magnetic cores used in applications ranging from large rotating machines, including energy generating equipment, and transformers to small instrument transformers and harmonic filters. Presented over two volumes, this comprehensive handbook provides full coverage of the state-of-the-art in electrical steels. Volume 1 covers the fundamentals and basic concepts of electrical steels. Topics covered include soft magnetic materials; basic magnetic concepts; magnetic domains, energy minimisation and magnetostriction; methods of observing magnetic domains in electrical steels; electromagnetic induction; fundamentals of a.c. signals; losses and eddy currents in soft magnetic materials; rotational magnetisation and losses; anisotropy of iron and its alloys; magnetic circuits; the effect of mechanical stress on loss, permeability and magnetostriction; magnetic measurements on electrical steels; background to modern electrical steels; production of electrical steels; amorphous and nano-crystalline soft magnetic materials; nickel-iron, cobalt-iron and aluminium-iron alloys; consolidated iron powder and ferrite cores; and temperature and irradiation dependence of magnetic and mechanical properties of soft magnetic materials. The companion Volume 2 describes performance and outlines applications.

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  • Electrical Steels - Volume 2: Performance and applications
  • Volume 2 describes performance and outlines applications of electrical steels. Topics covered include localised characteristics of electrical steels; practical properties of electrical steels; other electrical steels; prediction of losses in electrical steels; application of electrical steels in transformer cores; applications of electrical steels in rotating electrical machines; non-sinusoidal magnetisation and applications; magnetic building factors in electrical steel cores; use of amorphous ribbon and nano-materials in transformer cores; electrical machine core vibration and noise; approaches to predictions and measurements of flux density and loss distributions in electrical machine cores; the application of international standards to magnetic alloys and steels; electrical steels and renewable energy systems; environmental impact of electrical steels; and typical performance data of commercial electrical steels. The companion Volume 1 covers the fundamentals and basic concepts of electrical steels.

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  • Systems Engineering for Ethical Autonomous Systems
  • The transfer of responsibility for decisions and actions from humans to machines presents difficult problems for all those concerned with new concepts, their development and use. This book gives practical help by discussing the issues in the context of product design, and gives a methodology to solve them. The design cycle for autonomous systems is described, set in the context of human decisionmaking and the evolving ethical and legal environment. These are explained in separate chapters that will be invaluable to engineers and all the professions associated with autonomous systems. Systems engineering methods, used for weapon systems, are described. These are developed for both military and civil applications. A detailed worked example demonstrates the legal limits imposed on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) by current international law.

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  • Shadowing Function from Randomly Rough Surfaces: Derivation and applications
  • The shadowing function is an important element in the simulation and calculation of how electromagnetic waves scatter at randomly rough surfaces. Its derivation and use is an active, interdisciplinary area of research with practical applications in fields such as radar, optics, acoustics, geoscience, computer graphics and remote sensing This book addresses the general problem of the derivation of the shadowing function from randomly rough surfaces. The authors present an overview of theory and advances of this topic by detailing recent progress. Firstly, the simpler problems are investigated (monostatic case - 1D surface - one reflection) progressing in difficulty to more complicated problems (bistatic case - 2D surface - multiple reflections). In addition, the authors focus on the introduction of the simplifying assumptions to derive closed-form expressions of the shadowing function and quantify their impact on the accuracy of the resulting models. Applications of the shadowing function in problems encountered in physics are also addressed. The problem of the derivation of the shadowing function from a rough surface is at the boundary between several scientific communities, each with its terminology. This book makes the link between these different communities and will help the reader to understand the theoretical aspects of this problem while giving practical applications.

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  • Nature-Inspired Cyber Security and Resiliency: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications
  • With the rapid evolution of cyberspace, computing, communications and sensing technologies, organizations and individuals rely more and more on new applications such as fog and cloud computing, smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), collaborative computing, and virtual and mixed reality environments. Maintaining their security, trustworthiness and resilience to cyber-attacks has become crucial which requires innovative and creative cyber security and resiliency solutions. Computing algorithms have been developed to mimic the operation of natural processes, phenomena and organisms such as artificial neural networks, swarm intelligence, deep learning systems, biomimicry, and more. The amazing characteristics of these systems offer a plethora of novel methodologies and opportunities to cope with emerging cyber challenges. This edited book presents a timely review of the fundamentals, latest developments and diverse applications of nature-inspired algorithms in cyber security and resiliency. Topics include bio-inspired collaboration and cyber security; immune-based defense and resiliency; bio-inspired security and resiliency of network traffic; nature inspired machine learning approach for cyber security; nature-inspired algorithms in A.I. for malicious activity detection; DNA-inspired characterization and detection of novel social Twitter spambots; nature-inspired approaches for social network security; bio-inspired cyber-security for smart grid; natureinspired cryptography and cryptanalysis, and more.

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  • Navigation and Control of Autonomous Marine Vehicles
  • Robotic marine vessels can be used for a wide range of purposes, including defence, marine science, offshore energy and hydrographic surveys, and environmental surveys and protection. Such vessels need to meet a variety of criteria: they must be able to operate in salt water, and to communicate and be controlled over large distances, even when submerged or in inclement weather. Further challenges include 3D navigation of individual vehicles, groups or squadrons. This book covers the current state of research in navigation, modelling and control of marine autonomous vehicles, and deals with various related topics, including collision avoidance, communication, and a range of applications. It provides valuable insights for an audience of researchers, academics and postgraduate students interested in autonomous marine vessels, robotics, and electrical and automobile engineering.

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  • Photonics for Radar Networks and Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Microwave photonics is an emerging interdisciplinary area that investigates the deep interactions between microwaves and light waves for efficient generation, distribution, processing, control, and sensing of microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz signals. This book outlines the potential for microwave photonics in radar and electronic warfare systems, covering basic concepts and functions, comparing performance with conventional systems, describing its impact on digital signal processing, and exploring integration issues. The main hardware functionalities provided by photonics in radar and EW systems are described: RF transport in optical fiber, photonics-based RF signal generation/up-conversion and analog-to-digital conversion/down-conversion, optical beamforming and optical RF filtering. The book describes the new radar and EW system architectures enabled by photonics, highlighting its potential in reducing the size, weight, power consumption and cost of the whole radar or EW systems. The book also reports new applications made possible by on-chip system implementations. Chapters are written by global experts in radar, radar networks, electronic warfare systems and microwave photonics, who have been or are currently collaborating on these new applications of photonics at a system level, providing detailed and clear interdisciplinary information at research and industrial level for both the radar/EW and photonics communities.

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  • Data Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks: A statistical signal processing perspective
  • The role of data fusion has been expanding in recent years through the incorporation of pervasive applications, where the physical infrastructure is coupled with information and communication technologies, such as wireless sensor networks for the internet of things (IoT), e-health and Industry 4.0. In this edited reference, the authors provide advanced tools for the design, analysis and implementation of inference algorithms in wireless sensor networks. The book is directed at the sensing, signal processing, and ICTs research communities. The contents will be of particular use to researchers (from academia and industry) and practitioners working in wireless sensor networks, IoT, E-health and Industry 4.0 applications who wish to understand the basics of inference problems. It will also be of interest to professionals, and graduate and PhD students who wish to understand the fundamental concepts of inference algorithms based on intelligent and energy-efficient protocols.

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