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Reliability Investigation of LED Devices for Public Light Applications

Durability, Robustness and Reliability of Photonic Devices Set

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Aerospace Actuators 2

Signal-by-Wire and Power-by-Wire

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Flash Memory Integration

Performance and Energy Considerations

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Mechanics of Aeronautical Solids, Materials and Structures

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Engineering Investment Process

Making Value Creation Repeatable

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Space Strategy

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Distributed Systems

Concurrency and Consistency

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Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites

Durability and Ageing of Organic Composite Materials Set – Volume 1

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Management of the Effects of Coastal Storms

Policy, Scientific and Historical Perspectives

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Computational Color Science

Variational Retinex-like Methods

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Waves and Applied Physics

Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

From Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) to Radio Frequency

Patrick Staebler, Consultant

Everyone, whether they like it or not, is exposed to electromagnetic fields, most of the time, at very low levels. In this case, they are inconsequential, but they can cause adverse health effects when they become intense enough. This topic is complex and sensitive.
Covering frequencies from 0 Hz to 300 GHz, Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields provides an overview of this vast topic. After a...

April 2017
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Secure Connected Objects

Dominique Paret, ESIEE, DEA, France Jean-Paul Huon, IMERIR, CNAM of Robotic & Artificial Intelligence, France

Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is still a relatively new topic, there is already a wealth of literature on the topic.
In this book, the authors focus on the concrete aspects of IoT: the daily operation, on the ground, of this domain, including concrete and detailed discussion of the designs, applications and realizations of Secure Connected Things and IoT.
As experts in the developmen...

April 2017
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Musical Techniques

Frequencies and Harmony

Dominque Paret, ESIEE / DEA, France Serge Sibony, ESTP, France

If music is born of a succession of notes, only the art of choosing them well creates harmony. It is the different tones of a scale, their chords, tonal functions, movements and sequences that operate the magic sounds.
Both didactic and technical, this book presents a simple summary of the many components of musical harmony. Studying frequencies and resonances, it reveals the origins that intrins...

February 2017
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The Wave Concept in Electromagnetism and Circuits

Theory and Applications

Edited by Henri Baudrand, University of Toulouse, France Mohammed Titaouine, Faculty of Technology, Algeria Nathalie Raveu, University of Toulouse, France

The Wave Concept Iterative Procedure (WCIP) method has found an increasing number of users within electromagnetic theory and applications to planar circuits, antennas and diffraction problems. This book introduces in detail this new formulation of integral methods, based on the use of a wave concept with two bounded operators, and applications in a variety of domains in electromagnetics. This ap...

August 2016
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Integrated Lasers on Silicon

Advanced Lasers Set

Charles Cornet and Yoan Léger, INSA Rennes, France Cédric Robert, INSA Toulouse, France

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art lasers for photonic integration into silicon chips. The need for efficient laser sources on silicon is presented, motivated by the development of on-board/on-chip optical interconnects and the different integration schemes into microprocessors are discussed. The authors give descriptions of Group IV-based lasers, followed by a pre...

July 2016
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Transformation Optics-based Antennas

Shah Nawaz Burokur, University Paris Ouest, France André de Lustrac, University Paris Sud, France Jianjia Yi, Xidian University, China Paul-Henri Tichit, University Paris Sud, France

Transformation optics (or transformation electromagnetics) is used in the control of the path of electromagnetic waves, relevant to the field of metamaterial engineering technology.
This book presents the theoretical tools which define transformation optics. The authors address the origin of the concept by analyzing Fermat’s principle and discuss the two main methods of transformation that allow...

May 2016
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Design Constraints for NFC Devices

Dominique Paret, Consultant

Near field communication (NFC) can appear to be a simple intuitive technology for exchanging data between close devices. In reality, these contactless structures that combine components and antennas must respect important and specific working constraints.
Illustrated by a number of detailed technological examples, this book discusses the multiple normative (ISO, CEN, NFC Forum, EMVCo, etc.) and ...

April 2016
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Radio-Frequency Human Exposure Assessment

From Deterministic to Stochastic Methods

Joe Wiart, Telecom ParisTech, France

Nowadays approximately 6 billion people use a mobile phone and they now take a central position within our daily lives.
The 1990s saw a tremendous increase in the use of wireless systems and the democratization of this means of communication.
To allow the communication of millions of phones, computers and, more recently, tablets to be connected, millions of access points and base station antenn...

March 2016
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Antennas Designs for NFC Devices

Dominique Paret, Consultant

Near-field communication (NFC) enables the exchange of information between close devices.
The antenna is the indispensable element to transform an electronic device into an NFC system. For both theory and practice, this book presents in detail the design technologies of different antennas. They must meet the NFC ISO 18 092 and 21 481 standards as well as specifications by the NFC Forum for indus...

January 2016
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Acoustics, Aeroacoustics and Vibrations

Fabien Anselmet, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France Pierre-Olivier Mattei, LMA, Marseille, France

This didactic book presents the main elements of acoustics, aeroacoustics and vibrations.
Illustrated with numerous concrete examples linked to solid and fluid continua, Acoustics, Aeroacoustics and Vibrations proposes a selection of applications encountered in the three fields, whether in room acoustics, transport, energy production systems or environmental problems. Theoretical approaches enab...

January 2016
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Passive & Active RF-Microwave Circuits

Course and Exercises with Solutions

Pierre Jarry, University of Bordeaux, France Jacques N. Beneat, Norwich University, Vermont, USA

Microwave and radiofrequency (RF) circuits play an important role in communication systems. Due to the proliferation of radar, satellite, and mobile wireless systems, there is a need for design methods that can satisfy the ever increasing demand for accuracy, reliability, and fast development times.This book explores the principal elements for receiving and emitting signals between Earth stations,...

March 2015
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New Techniques in Digital Holography

Edited by Pascal Picart, University of Maine-Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs du Mans, France

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...

March 2015
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New Sensors and Processing Chain

Edited by Jean-Hugh Thomas and Nourdin Yaakoubi, University of Maine, France

Extracting information on a system is required to understand its state, to describe its behavior and to predict any early damage in order to be able to undertake the necessary corrective actions. The essential mechanism for data acquisition is the physical sensor, which can be electronic, chemical, biological, mechanical, acoustic, etc. For some years, the sensor environment has been changing. The...

October 2014
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LTE Standards

Jean-Gabriel Remy, Catholic University of Paris (ISEP), France Charlotte Letamendia, France

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is commonly marketed as 4G. LTE and LTE Advanced have been recognized by ITU-R and ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications) as the principal solution for the future mobile communication networks standards. They are thus the framework of what the marketing calls 4G and possibly also 5G.
This book describes various aspects of LTE as well as the ...

September 2014
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LTE Services

Jean-Gabriel Remy, Catholic University of Paris (ISEP), France Charlotte Letamendia, France

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is commonly marketed as 4G. LTE and LTE Advanced have been recognized by ITU-R and ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications) as the principal solution for the future mobile communication networks standards. They are thus the framework of what the marketing calls 4G and possibly also 5G.
This book describes various aspects of LTE as well as the ...

September 2014
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MMSE-based Algorithm for Joint Signal Detection, Channel and Noise Variance Estimation for OFDM Systems

FOCUS Series in Waves

Vincent Savaux, Supélec, Rennes, France Yves Louët, Supélec (SCEE team), Rennes, France

This book presents an algorithm for the detection of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal in a cognitive radio context by means of a joint and iterative channel and noise estimation technique. Based on the minimum mean square criterion, it performs an accurate detection of a user in a frequency band, by achieving a quasi-optimal channel and noise variance estimation if the s...

September 2014
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Uncertainty Theories and Multisensor Data Fusion

Alain Appriou, ONERA, France

Combining multiple sensors in order to better grasp a tricky, or even critical, situation is an innate human reflex. Indeed, humans became aware, very early on, of the need to combine several of our senses so as to acquire a better understanding of our surroundings when major issues are at stake. On the basis of this need, we have naturally sought to equip ourselves with various kinds of artificia...

June 2014
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RF and Microwave Electromagnetism

Pierre Jarry, University of Bordeaux, France Jacques N. Beneat, Norwich University, USA

Microwave and radio frequency (RF) elements play an important role in communication systems, and, due to the proliferation of radar, satellite and mobile wireless systems, there is a need for the study of electromagnetism.
Each of the nine chapters of this book provides a complete analysis and modeling of the microwave structure used for emission or reception technology, providing students with...

May 2014
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UHF RFID Technologies for Identification and Traceability

FOCUS Series in Waves

Jean-Marc Laheurte, University of Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée, France Christian Ripoll, ESIEE Engineering School, France Dominique Paret, dp-Consulting Christophe Loussert, TAGSYS

UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an electronic tagging technology that allows an object, place or person to be automatically identified at a distance without a direct line-of-sight using a radio-wave exchange. A reference document on the tag antenna design and chip technologies in UHF RFID, this book also includes perspectives on end-users, market and production.
Chapter 1 provides a...

April 2014
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Acoustic Particle Velocity Measurements using Lasers

Principles, Signal Processing And Applications

Jean-Christophe Valière, University of Poitiers, France

This book concerns the presentation of particle velocity measurement for acoustics using lasers, including Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV or Anemometry (LDA)) and Particle Imagery Velocimetry (PIV).
The author presents the importance of measuring acoustic velocity, particularly when acoustics is nonlinear, as well as characterizing the near fields. However, these applications need to use non-inva...

March 2014
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Dispersion Engineering for Integrated Nanophotonics

FOCUS Series in Waves

Olivier Vanbésien, University of Lille and Institute of Electronics, Micro-electronics and Nanotechnology, Villeneuve d’Ascq Emmanuel Centeno, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Dispersion engineering in regular and graded photonic crystals to promote anomalous refraction effects are studied by the authors of this book, from the basic concepts to experimental demonstration via nanofabrication considerations. Self-collimation, ultra- and negative refraction, second harmonic generation, mirage and invisibility effects, which lead to an unprecedented control of light propaga...

February 2014
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Molecular Imaging in Nano MRI

FOCUS Series in Waves

Michael Ting, Criteo, Paris, France

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a non-destructive technique that can produce 2D images or 3D volumes with a typical spatial resolution in the mm range, has enjoyed considerable success in the field of medical imaging. There is interest in non-destructive 3D imaging on a finer scale, in the nm range, since this would open up the possibility of molecular imaging. Being able to determine the struct...

January 2014
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Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves

Naoki Shinohara, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University, Japan

Recent advancements in the field of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technologies have enabled various engineering applications with the potential for product implementation.
WPT via radiowaves is a valuable technology that can be used to charge batteries in mobile phones, notebook PCs, electric vehicles (EVs), as well as battery storage for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), integrated circuits (ICs), a...

December 2013
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Bistatic SAR/GISAR/FISAR Geometry, Signal Models and Imaging Algorithms

Andon Dimitrov Lazarov, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria Todor Pavlov Kostadinov, Burgas Technical University “Asen Zlatarov”, Bulgaria

Bistatic radar consists of a radar system which comprises a transmitter and receiver which are separated by a distance comparable to the expected target distance.
This book provides a general theoretical description of such bistatic technology in the context of synthetic aperture, inverse synthetic aperture and forward scattering radars from the point of view of analytical geometrical and signal ...

November 2013
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Electromagnetic Wave Scattering from Random Rough Surfaces

Asymptotic Models

Nicolas Pinel, Alyotech Technologies, Rennes, France Christophe Bourlier, IETR (Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes), Polytech Nantes, France

Electromagnetic wave scattering from random rough surfaces is an active, interdisciplinary area of research with myriad practical applications in fields such as optics, acoustics, geoscience and remote sensing.
Focusing on the case of random rough surfaces, this book presents classical asymptotic models used to describe electromagnetic wave scattering. The authors begin by outlining the basic con...

October 2013
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Metamaterials and Wave Control

Edited by Éric Lheurette, University of Lille, France

Since the concept of metamaterials was first proposed at the end of the 20th Century, they have been the subject of much research and many discussions within the waves community. More than 10 years later, the number of related published articles is increasing significantly. On the one hand, this success can be attributed to the dream of new physical objects which are the consequences of metamateri...

October 2013
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Method of Moments for 2D Scattering Problems

Basic Concepts and Applications

Christophe Bourlier and Nicolas Pinel, IETR (Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes), Polytech Nantes, France Gildas Kubické, DGA, French Ministry of Defense, France

Electromagnetic wave scattering from randomly rough surfaces in the presence of scatterers is an active, interdisciplinary area of research with myriad practical applications in fields such as optics, acoustics, geoscience and remote sensing.
In this book, the Method of Moments (MoM) is applied to compute the field scattered by scatterers such as canonical objects (cylinder or plate) or a randoml...

July 2013
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Optics in Instruments

Applications in Biology and Medicine

Edited by Jean-Pierre Goure, Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne, France

Optics is a science which covers a very large domain and is experiencing indisputable growth. It has enabled the development of a considerable number of instruments, the optical component or methodology of which is often the essential part of portent systems. This book sets out show how optical physical phenomena such as lasers – the basis of instruments of measurement – are involved in the fields...

April 2013
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Radio Resource Allocation and Dynamic Spectrum Access

FOCUS Series in Waves

Badr Benmammar and Asma Amraoui, University Abou Bekr Belkaïd Tlemcen, Algeria

We are currently witnessing an increase in telecommunications norms and standards given the recent advances in this field. The increasing number of normalized standards paves the way for an increase in the range of services available for each consumer. Moreover, the majority of available radio frequencies have already been allocated. This explains the emergence of cognitive radio (CR) – the sharin...

January 2013
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Laser Metrology in Fluid Mechanics

Granulometry, Temperature and Concentration Measurements

Edited by Alain Boutier, AFVL, French Association of Laser Velocimetry, France

In fluid mechanics, non-intrusive measurements are fundamental in order to improve knowledge of the behavior and main physical phenomena of flows in order to further validate codes. The principles and characteristics of the different techniques available in laser metrology are described in detail in this book. Velocity, temperature and concentration measurements by spectroscopic techniques based ...

December 2012
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Laser Velocimetry in Fluid Mechanics

Edited by Alain Boutier, AFVL, French Association of Laser Velocimetry, France

In fluid mechanics, velocity measurement is fundamental in order to improve the behavior knowledge of the flow. Velocity maps help us to understand the mean flow structure and its fluctuations, in order to further validate codes. Laser velocimetry is an optical technique for velocity measurements; it is based on light scattering by tiny particles assumed to follow the flow, which allows the local ...

October 2012
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Instrumentation and Metrology in Oceanography

Marc Le Menn, French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM), Brest, France

After a definition of measured quantities and quantities inferred from calculations, this book details the functioning of sensors and instruments used to assess the useful parameters in oceanography: temperature, conductivity, pressure, sound velocity, current in magnitude and direction, time and position with global positioning systems, height of water and tide, waves, as well as optical and chem...

September 2012
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Electromagnetism

Maxwell Equations Wave Propagation and Emission

Tamer Bécherrawy, Consultant, France

This book deals with electromagnetic theory and its applications at the level of a senior-level undergraduate course for science and engineering. The basic concepts and mathematical analysis are clearly developed and the important applications are analyzed. Each chapter contains numerous problems ranging in difficulty from simple applications to challenging. The answers for the problems are given ...

June 2012
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Chemical Sensors and Biosensors

Edited by René Lalauze, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint Etienne, France

Technological needs for chemical, ionic and biological species detection are giving rise to continuous research and development in physico-chemistry and biology. The constant progress being made in the theoretical and technological aspects concerning studies and developments of chemical sensors, biosensors and biochips is presented in this book by different scientists and professors from different...

June 2012
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Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics

The TLM Method

Pierre Saguet, INP Grenoble, France

The aim of this book is to give a broad overview of the TLM (Transmission Line Matrix) method, which is one of the “time-domain numerical methods”. These methods are reputed for their significant reliance on computer resources. However, they have the advantage of being highly general. The TLM method has acquired a reputation for being a powerful and effective tool by numerous teams and still benef...

May 2012
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Wireless Optical Communications

Edited by Olivier Bouchet, France Telecom

Wireless optical communication refers to communication based on the unguided propagation of optical waves. The past 30 years have seen significant improvements in this technique – a wireless communication solution for the current millennium – that offers an alternative to radio systems; a technique that could gain attractiveness due to recent concerns regarding the potential effects of radiofreque...

April 2012
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Digital Holography

Pascal Picart, ENSIM, Le Mans, France Jun-chang Li, Kunming University of Sciences and Technologies, China

This book presents a substantial description of the principles and applications of digital holography. The first part of the book deals with mathematical basics and the linear filtering theory necessary to approach the topic. The next part describes the fundamentals of diffraction theory and exhaustively details the numerical computation of diffracted fields using FFT algorithms. A thorough presen...

February 2012
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Mechanical and Electromagnetic Vibrations and Waves

Tamer Becherrawy, Consultant, France

This book deals with vibrations and waves. Its aim is to understand the basic principles and methods of analyzing vibrations and waves.
The vibrations part includes studies of simple harmonic mechanical and electromagnetic vibrations, systems with several degrees of freedom, superposition of vibrations, Fourier analysis and forced vibrations.
The waves part includes a detailed study of propagati...

December 2011
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Electromagnetic Reverberation Chambers

Philippe Besnier, IETR/INSA, Rennes, France Bernard Démoulin, IEMN, Lille, France

Dedicated to a complete presentation on all aspects of reverberation chambers, this book provides the physical principles behind these test systems in a very progressive manner. The detailed panorama of parameters governing the operation of electromagnetic reverberation chambers details various applications such as radiated immunity, emissivity, and shielding efficiency experiments.
In addition, ...

August 2011
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Optics in Instruments

Edited by Jean-Pierre Goure, Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne, France

The role of optical instruments is very important and affects all areas of human activity, from scientific analysis (such as spectrometry) to recreation and leisure pursuits like photography and television. Optical components are often an essential part of the instrument, but are not always visible. It is therefore useful and important to understand how they work.
In this book the reader will fin...

May 2011
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Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering

Ammar Grous, CEGEP de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, Quebec

Applied Metrology for Manufacturing Engineering takes a different approach from traditional works in this field due to its inclusion of educational features in the text.
It is richly illustrated with tutorials and laboratory models, and is therefore highly accessible to all readers, users, and other non-specialists in the fields of design and manufacturing. Chapters can also be read and understo...

February 2011
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Ultra Wide Band Antennas

Edited by Xavier Begaud, TELECOM ParisTech, France.

Ultra Wide Band Technology (UWB) has reached a level of maturity that allows us to offer wireless links with either high or low data rates. These wireless links are frequently associated with a location capability for which ultimate accuracy varies with the inverse of the frequency bandwidth. Using time or frequency domain waveforms, they are currently the subject of international standards facili...

November 2010
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Wave Propagation in Fluids

Second Edition – Models and Numerical Techniques

Vincent Guinot, University of Montpellier, France

This second edition with four additional chapters presents the physical principles and solution techniques for transient propagation in fluid mechanics and hydraulics. The application domains vary including contaminant transport with or without sorption, the motion of immiscible hydrocarbons in aquifers, pipe transients, open channel and shallow water flow, and compressible gas dynamics.
The mat...

September 2010
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Sonar and Underwater Acoustics

Jean-Paul Marage, Consultant Yvon Mori, Consultant

This book is a new and improved version of a previous work which was successful because of its approach to defining the essential basic knowledge required by someone working in the field of sonar – using a practical approach – combined with concrete examples of industrial applications. It brings together in a single volume a treatment of all the various problems which face designers and users of ...

June 2010
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Measurements using Optic and RF Waves

Edited by Frédérique de Fornel and Pierre-Noël Favennec

Scientific and technical knowledge for measurements in modern electromagnetism must be vast as our electromagnetic environment covers all frequencies and wavelengths. These measurements must be applied to fields as varied as nanotechnologies, telecommunications, meteorology, geolocalization, radioastronomy, health, biology, etc. In order to cover the multiple facets of the topic, this book sweeps ...

December 2009
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Materials and Acoustics Handbook

Edited by Michel Bruneau and Catherine Potel, Acoustic Laboratory of Maine University, Le Mans, France

Written by a group of specialists in the field of acoustics and vibration, this book examines the acoustic and vibration phenomena that occur in materials used for various practical purposes.
The first part of the book details fundamental aspects of propagation: analytical, numerical and experimental. The second part of the book outlines industrial and medical applications.
Covering a wide range...

June 2009
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Photonic Waveguides

Theory and Applications

Azzedine Boudrioua, University of Metz, France

This book presents the principles of non-linear integrated optics. The first objective is to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of integrated optics so that they may be able to develop the theoretical and experimental tools to study and control the linear and non-linear optical properties of waveguides.
The potential use of these structures can then be determined in order to realize...

April 2009
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Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

Proceedings of the 13th International Metrology Congress, 2007 – Lille, France

Edited by French College of Metrology

The 2007 International Metrology Congress was organized by the French College of Metrology in collaboration with the Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) and the scientific support of the Nederlands Meetinstituut (NMI), the national metrology institute of the Netherlands.
These proceedings are a selection of conferences covering:
– the evolution of metrology, and its applications...

February 2009
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Electromagnetism and Interconnections

Advanced Mathematical Tools for Computer-aided Simulation

Stéphane Charruau, University of Bordeaux I, France

This book covers the theoretical problems of modeling the electrical behavior of the interconnections encountered in electronic products that figure in our daily lives. Most electronic products have digital processors that have increasingly tightened inner and outer conductors with smaller and smaller geometries. This means parasitic electromagnetic effects increasingly occur inside and outside th...

December 2008
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Vibrations and Acoustic Radiation of Thin Structures

Physical basis, theoretical analysis and numerical methods

Paul J.T. Filippi

This book offers comprehensive coverage of the various areas relating to the vibrations and vibro-acoustics of thin structures. It splits the subject into three distinct fields. First, an introduction to the subject is provided, before discussion is given to the various types of thin structures (thin plates, beams, circular cylindrical shells, spherical shells, etc.) and the equations governing vi...

September 2008
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Physical Chemistry of Solid-Gas interfaces

Concepts and Methodology for Gas Sensors Development

René Lalauze, Ecole des Mines, St. Etienne, France

This book begins by presenting the fundamental and elementary basis and theoretical tools for the interpretation and development of solid-gas interaction models. Chemical, physical and electrochemical aspects are presented from a phenomenological, thermodynamic and kinetic point of view. The theoretical aspects of electrical properties at the surface of a solid are also covered, to provide greater...

July 2008
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Modern Sensors Handbook

Edited by Pavel Ripka, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic Alois Tipek, Tyndall, Cork, Ireland

Modern sensors working on new principles and/or using new materials and technologies are more precise, faster, smaller, use less power and are cheaper. Given these advantages, it is vitally important for system developers, system integrators and decision makers to be familiar with the principles and properties of the new sensor types in order to make a qualified decision about which sensor type to...

May 2007
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Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement

Edited by Dominique Placko, ENS Cachan, Cachan, France

This title presents the general principles of instrumentation processes. It explains the theoretical analysis of physical phenomena used by standard sensors and transducers to transform a physical value into an electrical signal. The pre-processing of these signals through electronic circuits – amplification, signal filtering and analog-to-digital conversion – is then detailed, in order to provide...

March 2007
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Advanced Ultrasonic Methods for Material and Structure Inspection

Edited by Tribikram Kundu, University of Arizona, USA.

Ultrasonic signals are being increasingly used for predicting material behavior, both in an engineering context (detecting anomalies in a variety of structures) and a biological context (examining human bones, body parts and unborn fetuses).
Featuring contributions from authors who are specialists in their subject area, this book presents new developments in ultrasonic research in both these area...

January 2007
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Music and Acoustics

From Instrument to Computer

Philippe Guillaume, INSA, Toulouse, France

How can a piano tuner obtain such high precision with no other measuring device than their own ears? How can a sequence of notes seem to rise continuously although it comes back periodically to the same notes? What are the possibilities and the limits of digital sound? These are a few examples of questions that are discussed in this book, which presents an overview on the nature of musical sounds,...

October 2006
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Vibration in Continuous Media

Jean-Louis Guyader, INSA, Lyon, France

This book is concerned with vibration in continuous elastic solid media and discusses both the physical phenomena and prediction methods. In addition, it offers a synthesis of reference results on vibration in beams and plates. Three aspects are developed in this book: modeling, a description of the phenomena and computation methods. A particular effort has been made to provide a clear understandi...

September 2006
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Nanophotonics

Edited by Hervé Rigneault, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France Jean-Michel Lourtioz, France Claude Delalande, Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, France Juan Ariel Levenson, Centre of Nanosciences of the Paris-Region, France.

Nanophotonics is a comprehensive introduction to the emerging area concerned with controlling and shaping optical fields at a subwavelength scale. Photonic crystals and microcavities are extensively described, including non-linear optical effects. Local-probe techniques are presented and are used to characterize plasmonic devices. The emerging fields of semiconductor nanocrystals and nanobiophoton...

June 2006
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Fundamentals of Acoustics

Michel Bruneau, University of Maine, France Thomas Scelo, (translator and contributor), University of Auckland, New-Zealand

The objective of this book is to provide a fundamental grounding in acoustics which will provide the reader with the ability to gain an understanding of the scientific and technical literature in this area, while also presenting the major applications of acoustic engineering. The coverage is limited to acoustics in fluids and the methods explained most often adopt an analytical approach. The centr...

June 2006
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Metrology in Industry

The Key for Quality

French College of Metrology

Metrology is an integral part of the structure of today’s world: navigation and telecommunications require highly accurate time and frequency standards; human health and safety relies on authoritative measurements in diagnosis and treatment, as does food production and trade; global climate studies also depend on reliable and consistent data. Moreover, international trade practices increasingly re...

March 2006
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Structural Health Monitoring

Edited by Daniel Balageas, ONERA, Chatillon, France Claus-Peter Fritzen, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany Alfredo Güemes, Polytechnic University, Madrid, Spain

This book is organized around the various sensing techniques used to achieve structural health monitoring. Its main focus is on sensors, signal and data reduction methods and inverse techniques, which enable the identification of the physical parameters, affected by the presence of the damage, on which a diagnostic is established.
Structural Health Monitoring is not oriented by the type of applic...

January 2006
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Free-space Optics

Propagation and Communication

Edited by Olivier Bouchet et al., France Télécom Rennes, France

Free-space optics is a telecommunications technique which is already being used for everyday exchange of information and has many advantages over other techniques (bandwidth, low cost, mobility of the equipment, security, etc.); within the next decade, it is likely to become an integral and essential part of data-processing architectures and telecommunications. A history of wireless optical teleco...

January 2006
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Electro-optics for Non-ionizing Radiation Dosimetry and Bioelectromagnetism

Lionel Duvillaret Philippe Levêque

This book addresses metrology problems in the fields of dosimetry and bioelectromagnetism as well as presenting a novel type of ultra wideband and non-perturbative sensor based on electro-optics.
The exponential growth of wireless signals and their potential benefits or adverse effects on living organisms has become a major social issue nowadays as it directly concerns human health. This question...

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