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3D/4D City Modelling

3D/4D City Modelling

Author: Professor Sultan Kocaman Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

In their 112-year history, the many special characteristics of Calcium Aluminate Cements have led to their use in all kinds of applications that are beyond the capabilities of other cements, such as Portland cements. This encompasses characteristics such as chemical resistance, rapid hardening properties, high temperature resistance, and an ideal component for blended systems and many more. The first International conference on calcium aluminate cements was held in London in 1990 and since then there have been further events in Edinburgh (2001) and twice in Avignon, France (2008 and 2014). This volume presents the fifth conference in this series and once again provides essential reading for anyone interested in the subject. This volume contains over 60 international contributions with the most up to date information about calcium aluminates and their unique properties. Topics covered include new types, hydration and durability studies including blended systems, the latter are now widely used and some of these have significantly different hydration chemistry to the pure calcium aluminates. A variety of applications of these interesting cements is covered, including traditional applications such as concretes for contrasting marine situations (seabed and coastal), temperature-resistant refractory applications, formulated blended systems within the building chemistry sector along with the necessary admixtures and the many uses in corrosive biogenic situations that give sewage system infrastructure a considerably longer lifespan. Other new applications are also explored including 3D printing, thermochemical storage encapsulation, oil well cements, and ettringite-based repair systems. The peer-reviewed papers presented in these proceedings include a wide variety of techniques used by the authors to deliver new understanding of aspects of these cements and will undoubtedly drive future research into the various aspects of these cements.

Information Fusion in Distributed Sensor Networks with Byzantines

Information Fusion in Distributed Sensor Networks with Byzantines

Author: Andrea Abrardo, Mauro Barni, Kassem Kallas, Benedetta Tondi Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2020

This book reviews the most powerful attack strategies and potential defense mechanisms, always approaching the interplay between the Fusion Center and the Byzantines from a game-theoretic perspective. For each of the settings considered, the equilibria of the game and the corresponding payoffs are derived, shedding new light on the achievable performance level and the impact that the presence of the Byzantines has on the accuracy of decisions made by the Fusion Center. Accordingly, the book offers a simple yet effective introduction to the emerging field of adversarial information fusion, providing a wealth of intuitive take-home lessons for practitioners interested in applying the most basic notions to the design of practical systems, while at the same time introducing researchers and other readers to the mathematical details behind the theory.

Intelligent Feature Selection for Machine Learning Using the Dynamic Wavelet Fingerprint

Intelligent Feature Selection for Machine Learning Using the Dynamic Wavelet Fingerprint

Author: Mark K. Hinders Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2020

This book discusses various applications of machine learning using a new approach, the dynamic wavelet fingerprint technique, to identify features for machine learning and pattern classification in time-domain signals. Whether for medical imaging or structural health monitoring, it develops analysis techniques and measurement technologies for the quantitative characterization of materials, tissues and structures by non-invasive means. Intelligent Feature Selection for Machine Learning using the Dynamic Wavelet Fingerprint begins by providing background information on machine learning and the wavelet fingerprint technique. It then progresses through six technical chapters, applying the methods discussed to particular real-world problems. Theses chapters are presented in such a way that they can be read on their own, depending on the reader's area of interest, or read together to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to practitioners, engineers and researchers seeking to leverage the latest advances in machine learning in order to develop solutions to practical problems in structural health monitoring, medical imaging, autonomous vehicles, wireless technology, and historical conservation.

Getting Started with UAV Imaging Systems

Getting Started with UAV Imaging Systems

Author: Barbara G. Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Getting Started with UAV Imaging Systems: A Radiometric Guide provides the tools technologists need to begin designing or analyzing the data product of a UAV imager. Covering the basics of target signatures, radiometric propagation, electro-optical systems, UAV platforms, and image quality, it is replete with examples that promote immediate application of the concepts. Reference materials at the end of each chapter, including many links to current systems and platforms, offer further guidance for readers. Engineers and scientists who specify instrument requirements; design, build, or test hardware; or analyze images for commercial, scientific, and military applications will find the book a useful addition to their working library.

Analog and Digital Holography with MATLAB

Analog and Digital Holography with MATLAB

Author: Georges T. Nehmetallah, Rola Aylo, Logan Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Holography is the only truly three-dimensional imaging method available, and MATLAB has become the programming language of choice for engineering and physics students. Whereas most books solely address the theory behind these 3D imaging techniques, this monograph concentrates on the exact code needed to perform complex mathematical and physical operations. The text and the included CD-ROM spare students and researchers from the tedium of programming complex equations so that they can focus on their experiments instead. Topics include a brief introduction to the history, types, and materials of holography; the basic principles of analog and digital holography; a detailed explanation of famous fringe-deciphering techniques for holographic interferometry; holographic and non-holographic 3D display technologies; and cutting-edge concepts such as compressive, coherence, nonlinear, and polarization holography.

Basic Principles and Potential Applications of Holographic Microwave Imaging

Basic Principles and Potential Applications of Holographic Microwave Imaging

Author: Lulu Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2020

This monograph offers comprehensive descriptions of the most important principles so far proposed for far-field holographic microwave imaging-including reconstruction procedures and imaging systems and apparatus-enabling the reader to use microwaves for diagnostic purposes in a wide range of applications. This hands-on resource features: A review of the existing medical imaging methods-including theory, apparatus and challenges, introducing some new medical imaging techniques. A review of the existing microwave imaging techniques-including theory, apparatus, medical applications and challenges, written from an engineering perspective and with notations. Currently proposed holographic microwave imaging technique-including reconstruction procedures and imaging systems and apparatus-enabling the reader to use microwaves for diagnostic purposes in a wide range of applications. A discussion of practical applications with detailed descriptions and discussions of several specific examples (e.g., imaging dielectric object, small inclusion detection, and medical applications). A conclusion of the proposed holographic microwave imaging technique and discussions of future research directions.

Aberration Theory Made Simple

Aberration Theory Made Simple

Author: Virendra N. Mahajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

This book provides a clear, concise, and consistent exposition of what aberrations are, how they arise in optical imaging systems, and how they affect the quality of images formed by them. The emphasis of the book is on physical insight, problem solving, and numerical results, and the text is intended for engineers and scientists who have a need and a desire for a deeper and better understanding of aberrations and their role in optical imaging and wave propagation. Some knowledge of Gaussian optics and an appreciation for aberrations would be useful but is not required. The second edition of Aberration Theory Made Simple features an updated Cartesian sign convention, which is used in advanced books on geometrical optics and in optical design software. New topics include centroid and standard deviation of ray aberrations, spot diagrams for primary aberrations, the golden rule of optical design about relying on such diagrams, update of 2D PSFs for primary aberrations, aberration-free optical transfer function of systems with annular and Gaussian pupils, Zernike polynomials for circular, annular, and Gaussian pupils, effect of longitudinal image motion on an image, lucky imaging in ground-based astronomy, and adaptive optics.

Modeling the Optical and Visual Performance of the Human Eye

Modeling the Optical and Visual Performance of the Human Eye

Author: Pier Giorgio Gobbi Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2020

This book provides a faithful and robust simulation of the optical and visual performances of the human eye for axial vision of distant objects in a variety of visual conditions. The author moves from intrinsically theoretical aspects (the optical and neurophysical models of the eye) to include a great number of experimental measurements from the scientific literature, in order to adapt the model parameters to the observed phenomenology and validate the predictivity power of the models themselves. The results are very satisfactory in terms of quantitative and qualitative adherence of model predictions to field measurements. Resulting from the author's investigations over the last decade, the book material is largely original, and the most relevant achievement can be found in the capacity to evaluate visual acuity for a range of visual conditions, such as variations in pupil size, refractive error, and ambient illumination. Thanks to the general organisation of the book, chapters and paragraphs with high level mathematical and physical optics content can be safely skipped without compromising the overall comprehension. To this end, a brief summary is provided at the end of each chapter, making this book appropriate for readers with greatly varying degrees of technical knowledge.|This book provides a faithful and robust simulation of the optical and visual performances of the human eye for axial vision of distant objects in a variety of visual conditions. The author moves from intrinsically theoretical aspects (the optical and neurophysical models of the eye) to include a great number of experimental measurements from the scientific literature, in order to adapt the model parameters to the observed phenomenology and validate the predictivity power of the models themselves. The results are very satisfactory in terms of quantitative and qualitative adherence of model predictions to field measurements. Resulting from the author's investigations over the last decade, the book material is largely original, and the most relevant achievement can be found in the capacity to evaluate visual acuity for a range of visual conditions, such as variations in pupil size, refractive error, and ambient illumination. Thanks to the general organisation of the book, chapters and paragraphs with high level mathematical and physical optics content can be safely skipped without compromising the overall comprehension. To this end, a brief summary is provided at the end of each chapter, making this book appropriate for readers with greatly varying degrees of technical knowledge.

Advances in Sampling Theory and Techniques

Advances in Sampling Theory and Techniques

Author: Leonid P. Yaroslavsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This book provides both the most updated formulations of the sampling theory and practical algorithms of image sampling with sampling rates close to the theoretical minimum, as well interpolation-error-free methods of image resampling and the theory of discrete representation of signal integral transforms. Topics include classical sampling theory, compressed sensing, non-redundant sampling, fast signal resampling algorithms, the discrete uncertainty principle, digital convolution, and various versions of discrete Fourier transforms. Exercises based in MATLAB supplement the text throughout.

Proceedings of the 6th China High Resolution Earth Observation Conference (CHREOC 2019)

Proceedings of the 6th China High Resolution Earth Observation Conference (CHREOC 2019)

Author: Liheng Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2020

This book gathers the proceedings of the 6th China High Resolution Earth Observation Conference (CHREOC). Since its inception, the conference series has become an influential academic event in the earth detection area and attracted more and more top experts and industry practitioners in related fields. CHREOC chiefly focuses on popular topics including military-civilian integration, the One Belt and One Road initiative, and the transformation of scientific research achievements, while also discussing new ideas, new technologies, new methods, and new developments. The CHREOC conferences have effectively promoted high-level institutional mechanisms, technological innovation, and industrial upgrading in the high-resolution earth observation area, and sparked new interest in the major national-sponsored project CHREOS. The majority of the contributing authors are researchers and experts participating in the CHREOS project. The papers highlight new findings, technical innovations, and research directions in the field of high-resolution earth observation. All articles have undergone several rounds of expert review and reflect cutting-edge advances. Accordingly, the proceedings offer an informative and valuable resource for both academic research and engineering practice.

From Signals to Image

From Signals to Image

Author: Haim Azhari, John A. Kennedy, Noam Weiss, Lana Volokh Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2020

This textbook, intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, is an introduction to the physical and mathematical principles used in clinical medical imaging. The first two chapters introduce basic concepts and useful terms used in medical imaging and the tools implemented in image reconstruction, while the following chapters cover an array of topics such as: physics of x-rays and their implementation in planar and computed tomography (CT) imaging;nuclear medicine imaging and the methods of forming functional planar and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images and Clinical imaging using positron emitters as radiotracers. The book also discusses the principles of MRI pulse sequencing and signal generation, gradient fields, and the methodologies implemented for image formation, form flow imaging and magnetic resonance angiography and the basic physics of acoustic waves, the different acquisition modes used in medical ultrasound, and the methodologies implemented for image formation and for flow imaging using the Doppler Effect. By the end of the book, readers will know what is expected from a medical image, will comprehend the issues involved in producing and assessing the quality of a medical image, will be able to conceptually implement this knowledge in the development of a new imaging modality, and will be able to write basic algorithms for image reconstruction. Knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, regular and partial differential equations, and a familiarity with the Fourier transform and it applications is expected, along with fluency with computer programming. The book contains exercises, homework problems, and sample exam questions that are exemplary of the main concepts and formulae students would encounter in a clinical setting.

Fractional Fourier Transform Techniques for Speech Enhancement

Fractional Fourier Transform Techniques for Speech Enhancement

Author: Prajna Kunche, N. Manikanthababu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2020

This book explains speech enhancement in the Fractional Fourier Transform (FRFT) domain and investigates the use of different FRFT algorithms in both single channel and multi-channel enhancement systems, which has proven to be an ideal time frequency analysis tool in many speech signal processing applications. The authors discuss the complexities involved in the highly non- stationary signal processing and the concepts of FRFT for speech enhancement applications. The book explains the fundamentals of FRFT as well as its implementation in speech enhancement. Theories of different FRFT methods are also discussed. The book lets readers understand the new fractional domains to prepare them to develop new algorithms. A comprehensive literature survey regarding the topic is also made available to the reader.