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Advanced Instrument Engineering

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Measurement technologies and instrumentation have a multidisciplinary impact in the field of applied sciences. These engineering technologies are necessary in processing information required for renewable energy, biotechnology, power quality, and nanotechnology. Advanced Instrument Engineering: Measurement, Calibration, and Design presents theoretical and practical aspects on the activities concerning measurement technologies and instrumentation. This wide range of new ideas in the field of measurements and instrumentation is useful to researchers, scientists, practitioners, and technicians for their area of expertise.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Voltage Stability Analysis of a Distributed Network Incorporating Wind Power Resource
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. SIMULATION TOOL
    4. 3. WIND ENERGY BACKGROUND
    5. 4. WIND FARM MODEL
    6. 5. DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY SYSTEM
    7. 6. WIND RESOURCE
    8. 7. STEADY-STATE VOLTAGE STABILITY ANALYSIS
    9. 8. ACTIVE AND REACTIVE POWER CAPABILITY OF THE WIND FARM
    10. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Dynamic Characteristics of Tiny Ultrasonic Linear Actuators
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURE AND OPERATION PRINCIPLE OF TULAS
    4. MODELING TULAS
    5. EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Internet-Enabled Calibration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNET ENABLED CALIBRATIONS IN COMPARISON TO THE CLASSIC CALIBRATION PROCESS
    4. TYPES OF INTERNET ENABLED CALIBRATION SERVICES
    5. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNET ENABLED CALIBRATION
    6. ARCHITECTURE OF THE INTERNET ENABLED CALIBRATION SYSTEM IN THE PRIMARY ELECTROMAGNETIC LABORATORY OF CROATIA
    7. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: A Data Acquisition System to Detect Bubble Collapse Time and Pressure Losses in Water Cavitation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HIGH SPEED VISUALIZATION OF THE CAVITATION
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 5: New Approaches of Nanocomposite Materials for Electromagnetic Sensors and Robotics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. EXAMPLES OF NANOCOMPOSITE TECHNIQUES ORIENTED AT ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSORS
    4. 3. MAIN CHARACTERIZATION APPROACHES OF NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS
    5. 4. ELECTROMAGNETIC NUMERICAL TOOL FOR DESIGN: RADIATION ASPECTS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: A Real Time Attachment Free, Psycho Physiological Stress and Heart Rate Measurement System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. SYSTEM DESIGN OVERVIEW
    4. 3. ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Exploitation of the EDF Scheduling in the Wireless Sensors Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. STATE OF ART
    4. 2. PROPOSED TECHNIQUE FOR THE PROCESSES MANAGEMENT
    5. 3. EXPERIMENTATION
    6. 4. RESULTS AND TEST OF THE EDF SCHEDULER
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Software Tool for Assessment of Complexity and Variability in Physiological Signals of Respiration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. SOFTWARE LIBRARY FOR COMPLEXITY ANALYSIS
    4. 3. TESTS OF THE SOFTWARE PROCEDURES
    5. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Thorax
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MATERIALS AND METHOD
  15. Chapter 10: An Efficient Agent Based Rumor Propagation for Wireless Sensor Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RELATED WORK
    4. 3. THE PROTOCOL
    5. 4. PERFORMANCES EVALUATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Measurements and Characterization of Photovoltaic Modules for Tolerance Verification
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. RATIONALE
    3. 2. ENERGY PREDICTION
    4. 3. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
    5. 4. MEASUREMENTS AND CHARACTERIZATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Design, Measurements and Characterization of Smart Electronic Board for PV Streetlight based on LED and High Intensity Discharge Lamps
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ELECTRONIC BOARD BLOCK DIAGRAM
    4. . ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
    5. 4. LED MODULE DRIVING CIRCUIT
    6. 5. MODULE DESIGN
    7. 6. EXPERIMENTS AND SIMULATION WITH THE DESIGNED POWER SUPPLY
    8. 7. PHOTOVOLTAIC STREETLIGHT
    9. 8. STREETLIGHT WITH PRESENCE DETECTOR
    10. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 13: An Observation on Least Action Principle in Classical Mechanics Oriented on the Evaluation of Relativistic Error Concerning the Measurements of Light Propagating in a Liquid
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE ACTION FUNCTIONAL IN DIFFERENT SETS OF ADMISSIBLE FUNCTIONS
    4. 3. GENERALIZATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LEMMA OF THE CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS AND GENERALIZED EULER EQUATION
    5. 4. AN EVALUATION FOR AS RELATIVISTIC AND NON-RELATIVISTIC ERROR OF A MOVING PARTICLE
    6. 5. CANONICAL FORM OF GENERALIZED EULER EQUATION
    7. 6. APPROXIMATE FIRST INTEGRALS OF GENERALIZED EULER EQUATION
    8. 7. ELECTROMAGNETISM: AN EVALUATION FOR AS RELATIVISTIC ERROR CONCERNING THE MEASURE OF THE LIGHT PROPAGATION IN A LIQUID
    9. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: Impedance-Based Wireless Sensor Network for Metal-Protective Coating Evaluation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. PROPOSED WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK
    4. 3. EXPERIMENTS
    5. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 15: Measurement Uncertainty in Decision-Making
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PROBABILISTIC APPROACH
    4. THE FUZZY DECISION RULES
    5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 16: AC Magnetic Measurements on Superconductors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. INSTRUMENTATION OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING SAMPLE
    4. 3. GENERATION OF SUPERIMPOSED AC AND DC MAGNETIC FIELDS
    5. 4. MAGNETIC AND TEMPERATURE DATA ACQUISITION
    6. 5. RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 17: Seismocardiogram and Ballistocardiogram Sensing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BALLISTOCARDIOGRAM AND SEISMOCARDIOGRAM DESCRIPTION
    4. 3. SCG AND BCG SENSING
    5. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 18: Design, Development and Testing of a Semi Cylindrical Capacitive Array Type Liquid Interface Level Sensor
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ARCHITECTURE OF THE SEMI-CYLINDRICAL CAPACITIVE ARRAY TYPE SENSOR
    4. 3. WORKING PRINCIPLE, METHODOLOGY AND BLOCK DIAGRAM
    5. 4. EXPERIMENTAL RESULT
    6. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 19: An Architectural and Evaluative Review of Implicit and Explicit SIP Overload Handling
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. OVERLOAD
    4. 3. MEASUREMENT SETUP
    5. 4. RESULTS
    6. 5. COMPARISONS AND LESSONS LEARNED
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  25. Chapter 20: Impact of Human Factors on Measurement Errors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1.
    3. 2.
    4. 3.
    5. 4.
    6. 5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 21: Determination of Uncertainty in Gross Calorific Value of Coal Using Bomb Calorimeter
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RECOMMENDATION
    4. CONCLUSION
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors