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  • Contents Preface Acknowledgments Editors Contributors Agriculture A Review of Applications of Sensor Networks in Smart Agriculture Ahsan Abdullah Wireless Sensor Networks with Dynamic Nodes for Water and Crop Health Management el-Hadi M. Aggoune, Sami S. Alwakeel, Mohammed M. Alwakeel, and Mohammad Ammad-Uddin Environment Scaling Smart Environments Diane J. Cook Localization of a Wireless Sensor Network for Environment Monitoring using Maximum Likelihood Estimation with Negative Constraints Kay S. Low Reconfigurable Intelligent Space and the Mobile Module for Flexible Smart Space Jee-Ho Lee Energy Sensor Networks for Energy Sustainability in Buildings Alessandra De Paola, Marco Ortolani, Giuseppe Lo Re, Giuseppe Anastasi, and Sajal K. Das Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks for Monitoring and Controlling Energy Use in the Smart Grid Melike Erol-Kantarci and Hussein T. Mouftah Mobile Monitoring Application to Support Sustainable Behavioral Change toward Healthy Lifestyle Valerie M. Jones, Rene A. de Wijk, Jantine Duit, Ing A. Widya, Richard G.A. Bults, Ricardo J.M. Batista, Hermie Hermens, and Lucas P.J.J. Noldus Cooperative and Self-Organizing Sensor Networks: The Enabler for Smarter Grids Alfredo Vaccaro, Antonio Iacoviello, and Marjan Popov Healthcare Sensor Networks in Healthcare Arny Ambrose and Mihaela Cardei Use of Body Sensor Networks in Clinical Settings and Medical Research Carlo Alberto Boano, Felix Jonathan Oppermann, and Kay Romer Prototype on RFID and Sensor Networks for Elder Healthcare Melody Moh, Loc Ho, Zachary Walker, and Teng-Sheng Moh Exploiting Network Coding for Smart Healthcare: Scenarios and Research Challenges Elli Kartsakli, Angelos Antonopoulos, and Christos Verikoukis Inference of Wellness Indicators and Patterns of Behavior in Elderly Care Applications using Long-Term Sensor Network Observations Kevin Bing-Yung Wong, Tongda Zhang, and Hamid Aghajan Architecture of Sports Log Application using Nine-Axis MEMS Rana E. Ahmed, Imran A. Zualkernan, Nada Ibrahim, Rashid Al Hammadi, and Farhan Hurmoodi Transportation Social Sensor Networks for Transportation Management in Smart Cities Francesco Chiti, Romano Fantacci, and Tommaso Pecorella Applying RFID Techniques for the Next-Generation Automotive Services Peter Harliman, Joon Goo Lee, Kyongjin Jo, and Seon Wook Kim Intelligent Control Mechanisms for Vehicular Sensor Networks Sami S. Alwakeel and Agung B. Prasetijo Sensor Networks for Underwater Ecosystem Monitoring and Port Surveillance Systems A. Mansour, I. Leblond, D. Hamad, and F. Artigas Disaster Management Triage with RFID Tags for Massive Incidents Sozo Inoue, Akihito Sonoda, and Hiroto Yasuura Survey of Sybil Attacks in Networks Wei Chang and Jie Wu Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466582064 20160616
Recent advances in technology and manufacturing have made it possible to create small, powerful, energy-efficient, cost-effective sensor nodes for specialized telecommunication applications-nodes "smart" enough to be capable of adaptation, self-awareness, and self-organization. Sensor Networks for Sustainable Development examines sensor network technologies that increase the quality of human life and encourage societal progress with minimal effect on the earth's natural resources and environment. Organized as a collection of articles authored by leading experts in the field, this valuable reference captures the current state of the art and explores applications where sensor networks are used for sustainable development in: Agriculture Environment Energy Healthcare Transportation Disaster management Beneficial to designers and planners of emerging telecommunication networks, researchers in related industries, and students and academia seeking to learn about the impact of sensor networks on sustainable development, Sensor Networks for Sustainable Development provides scientific tutorials and technical information about smart sensor networks and their use in everything from remote patient monitoring to improving safety on the roadways and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466582064 20160616
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xvii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface 1. Passions of Power and the "Tryst with Destiny" 2. Modernity, Cornucopianism and the Megamachine 3. The Evolution of India's Economic Development Discourse: Independence to 1985 4. The Embrace of Nuclear Power and The Development-Energy Treadmill In India 5. The Advance of Economic Liberalization in India: 1985 to Present 6. Political Economy of Nuclear Power in India 7. Beyond Cornucopianism and the Megamachine Organization 8. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415629164 20160615
Nuclear power is often characterized as a "green technology." Technologies are rarely, if ever, socially isolated artefacts. Instead, they materially represent an embodiment of values and priorities. Nuclear power is no different. It is a product of a particular political economy and the question is whether that political economy can helpfully engage with the challenge of addressing the environmental crisis on a finite, inequitable and shared planet. For developing countries like India, who are presently making infrastructure investments which will have long legacies, it is imperative that these investments wrestle with such questions and prove themselves capable of sufficiency, greater equality and inclusiveness. This book offers a critique of civilian nuclear power as a green energy strategy for India and develops and proposes an alternative "synergy for sustainability." It situates nuclear power as a socio-technical infrastructure embodying a particular development discourse and practice of energy and economic development. The book reveals the political economy of this arrangement and examines the latter's ability to respond to the environmental crisis. Manu V. Mathai argues that the existing overwhelmingly growth-focused, highly technology-centric approach for organizing economic activity is unsustainable and needs to be reformed. Within this imperative for change, nuclear power in India is found to be and is characterized as an "authoritarian technology." Based on this political economy critique the book proposes an alternative, a synergy of ideas from the fields of development economics, energy planning and science, technology and society studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415629164 20160615
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 315 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. Sustainable Use of Electricity-- J.S. Norgard. Global Energy Efficiency and Technologies to Further Its Progress-- A. Rosenfeld, et al. An Introduction to Integrated Resource Planning-- A.T. de Almeida, et al. Polish Efficient Lighting Project - The DSM Pilot Experiment-- A. Gula, et al. Efficient Use and Generation of Electricity in Hungary-- G. Sigmond. Electricity Saving Policies in Denmark-- A. Gydesen. Lighting Efficiency in Russia and CIS-- J.B. Aizenberg. Energy-Efficient Information and Communication Technologies in Europe-- J. Roturier, A. Anglade. Energy-Efficient Motor and Drives-- A.T. de Almeida, P. Fonseca. Low Electricity Houses - A Real Case: The Passive House in Darmstadt-Kranichstein-- W. Feist, W. Ebel. Efficient Use of Energy at Universities-- J. Roturier, P. Faucher. Least-Cost Planning on Electricity-- S. Thomas. Appliance Energy Labelling and Standards in Europe-- P. Waide. Efficient Technology and Appropriate Life-Styles-- J.S. Norgard. Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792352174 20160528
The rather young field of research into electricity savings is attracting increasing attention since low electricity consumption is a vital component of environmentally sustainable development. The potential benefits from using less electricity, without sacrificing quality of life, are immense, as the book shows with case studies from Eastern and Western Europe and the USA. Saving electricity means that the expense of constructing scores of power plants can be saved, and that their economic and environmental impact will vanish. This book can be read with profit by any graduate. It is suitable as a reference work for Master's and Doctoral students, as well as for others working on environmental issues in general and electricity savings in particular.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792352174 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Transformation and Innovation in Power Systems.- Towards a Systemic Understanding of Innovation.- Micro Cogeneration.- Carbon Capture and Storage.- Consumer Feedback Through Informative Electricity Bills.- Emissions Trading.- Network Regulation.- Innovation Dynamics in the Electricity System: Progressing Towards a Sustainable Path?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790820751 20160605
Innovation is key to achieving a sustainable electricity system. New technologies and organizational changes can bring about more sustainable, climate-friendly electricity structures. Yet the dynamics of innovation are complex, and difficult to shape. This book, written by experts in the field, sets out to explore the dynamics, the drivers and the setting of innovation processes. Case studies on micro cogeneration, carbon capture and storage, consumer feedback, network regulation and emissions trading provide insights into innovation dynamics in the electricity system and are analyzed to derive strategic implications for innovation policies. A special focus is placed on drivers and barriers of change, and their consequences for shaping the innovation process. This book is an indispensable source of information for researchers and decision makers in energy and climate change as well as for lecturers and students interested in the principles and ramifications of electricity innovation dynamics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790820751 20160605
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
This title is a culmination of topics on environmentally friendly energy supplies. The text also considers cooperation in a legal framework as well as other financial considerations on financing green power, in addition to issues on human resources and modern technologies, environmentally sustainable hydropower and pumped storage development and silting problems. This title should be of benefit to anyone researching power plants and energy systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789058092168 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (xi, 464 p.) : ill.
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS Peer-to-Peer Content Sharing Techniques for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks with Fast Channel Variations-- Rachad Atat, Elias Yaacoub, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Adnan Abu-Dayya FIREMAN: Foraging-Inspired Radio-Communication Energy Management for Green Multi-Radio Networks-- Thomas Otieno Olwal, Barend J. Van Wyk, Paul Okuthe Kogeda, and Fisseha Mekuria On the Design of Energy-Efficient Wireless Access Networks: A Cross-Layer Approach-- Konstantinos P. Mantzoukas, Stavros E. Sagkriotis, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos Green Home Network Based on an Overlay Energy Control Network-- Han Yan, Cedric Gueguen, Bernard Cousin, Jean Paul Vuichard, and Gil Mardon Intelligent Future Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency: Overall Analysis and Standardization Activities-- Adrian Kliks, Arturas Medeisis, Yoram Haddad, Moshe Timothy Masonta, Luca de Nardis, and Oliver Holland Green Network Security in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks-- M. Bala Krishna CELLULAR NETWORKS Interplay between Cooperative Device-to-Device Communications and Green LTE Cellular Networks-- Elias Yaacoub, Hakim Ghazzai, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Adnan Abu-Dayya Interference-Limited Fixed Relaying-Aided Macrocellular CDMA Networks-- Alvaro Ricieri Castro e Souza and Taufik Abrao Green-Inspired Hybrid Base Transceiver Station Architecture with Joint FSO/RF Wireless Backhauling and Basic Access Signaling for Next-Generation Metrozones-- It Ee Lee, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Wai Pang Ng, and Mohammad-Ali Khalighi Green Heterogeneous Small-Cell Networks-- Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Hina Tabassum, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini SMART GRID Normalized Knowledge Integration to Distribute Intelligent Network Management in Power Utilities-- Antonio Martin and Carlos Leon Smart Grid Energy Procurement for Green LTE Cellular Networks-- Hakim Ghazzai, Elias Yaacoub, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Adnan Abu-Dayya Applications of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks in the Smart Grid: A Double Energy Conservation Challenge-- Natalie Matta, Rana Rahim-Amoud, Leila Merghem-Boulahia, and Akil Jrad Smart Grid Networking Protocols and Standards-- Binod Vaidya, Dimitrios Makrakis, and Hussein T. Mouftah Towards Green Networks Using Optimized Network Device Configurations-- Sebastian Andrade-Morelli, Sandra Sendra Compte, Emilio Granell Romero, and Jaime Lloret Greening Data Centers-- Amin Ebrahimzadeh and Akbar Ghaffarpour Rahbar Energy Efficiency Improvement with the Innovative Flexible-Grid Optical Transport Network-- Jorge Lopez Vizcaino, Yabin Ye, Victor Lopez, Felipe Jimenez, Raul Duque, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, and Peter M. Krummrich Energy Efficiency and Failure Recovery Mechanisms for Communication Networks-- Artur Miguel Arsenio and Tiago Silva.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466568747 20160612
Although the information and communication technology (ICT) industry accounted for only 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2007, the explosive increase in data traffic brought about by a rapidly growing user base of more than a billion wireless subscribers is expected to nearly double that number by 2020. It is clear that now is the time to rethink how we design and build our networks. Green Networking and Communications: ICT for Sustainability brings together leading academic and industrial researchers from around the world to discuss emerging developments in energy-efficient networking and communications. It covers the spectrum of research subjects, including methodologies and architectures for energy efficiency, energy-efficient protocols and networks, energy management, smart grid communications, and communication technologies for green solutions. * Examines foraging-inspired radio-communication energy management for green multi-radio networks * Considers a cross-layer approach to the design of energy-efficient wireless access networks * Investigates the interplay between cooperative device-to-device communications and green LTE cellular networks * Considers smart grid energy procurement for green LTE cellular networks * Details smart grid networking protocols and standards Considering the spectrum of energy-efficient network components and approaches for reducing power consumption, the book is organized into three sections: Energy Efficiency and Management in Wireless Networks, Cellular Networks, and Smart Grids. It addresses many open research challenges regarding energy efficiency for IT and for wireless sensor networks, including mobile and wireless access networks, broadband access networks, home networks, vehicular networks, intelligent future wireless networks, and smart grids. It also examines emerging standards for energy-efficient protocols. Since ICT technologies touch on nearly all sectors of the economy, the concepts presented in this text offer you the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466568747 20160612
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS Peer-to-Peer Content Sharing Techniques for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks with Fast Channel Variations-- Rachad Atat, Elias Yaacoub, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Adnan Abu-Dayya FIREMAN: Foraging-Inspired Radio-Communication Energy Management for Green Multi-Radio Networks-- Thomas Otieno Olwal, Barend J. Van Wyk, Paul Okuthe Kogeda, and Fisseha Mekuria On the Design of Energy-Efficient Wireless Access Networks: A Cross-Layer Approach-- Konstantinos P. Mantzoukas, Stavros E. Sagkriotis, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos Green Home Network Based on an Overlay Energy Control Network-- Han Yan, Cedric Gueguen, Bernard Cousin, Jean Paul Vuichard, and Gil Mardon Intelligent Future Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency: Overall Analysis and Standardization Activities-- Adrian Kliks, Arturas Medeisis, Yoram Haddad, Moshe Timothy Masonta, Luca de Nardis, and Oliver Holland Green Network Security in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks-- M. Bala Krishna CELLULAR NETWORKS Interplay between Cooperative Device-to-Device Communications and Green LTE Cellular Networks-- Elias Yaacoub, Hakim Ghazzai, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Adnan Abu-Dayya Interference-Limited Fixed Relaying-Aided Macrocellular CDMA Networks-- Alvaro Ricieri Castro e Souza and Taufik Abrao Green-Inspired Hybrid Base Transceiver Station Architecture with Joint FSO/RF Wireless Backhauling and Basic Access Signaling for Next-Generation Metrozones-- It Ee Lee, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Wai Pang Ng, and Mohammad-Ali Khalighi Green Heterogeneous Small-Cell Networks-- Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Hina Tabassum, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini SMART GRID Normalized Knowledge Integration to Distribute Intelligent Network Management in Power Utilities-- Antonio Martin and Carlos Leon Smart Grid Energy Procurement for Green LTE Cellular Networks-- Hakim Ghazzai, Elias Yaacoub, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Adnan Abu-Dayya Applications of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks in the Smart Grid: A Double Energy Conservation Challenge-- Natalie Matta, Rana Rahim-Amoud, Leila Merghem-Boulahia, and Akil Jrad Smart Grid Networking Protocols and Standards-- Binod Vaidya, Dimitrios Makrakis, and Hussein T. Mouftah Towards Green Networks Using Optimized Network Device Configurations-- Sebastian Andrade-Morelli, Sandra Sendra Compte, Emilio Granell Romero, and Jaime Lloret Greening Data Centers-- Amin Ebrahimzadeh and Akbar Ghaffarpour Rahbar Energy Efficiency Improvement with the Innovative Flexible-Grid Optical Transport Network-- Jorge Lopez Vizcaino, Yabin Ye, Victor Lopez, Felipe Jimenez, Raul Duque, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, and Peter M. Krummrich Energy Efficiency and Failure Recovery Mechanisms for Communication Networks-- Artur Miguel Arsenio and Tiago Silva.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466568747 20160612
Although the information and communication technology (ICT) industry accounted for only 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2007, the explosive increase in data traffic brought about by a rapidly growing user base of more than a billion wireless subscribers is expected to nearly double that number by 2020. It is clear that now is the time to rethink how we design and build our networks. Green Networking and Communications: ICT for Sustainability brings together leading academic and industrial researchers from around the world to discuss emerging developments in energy-efficient networking and communications. It covers the spectrum of research subjects, including methodologies and architectures for energy efficiency, energy-efficient protocols and networks, energy management, smart grid communications, and communication technologies for green solutions. * Examines foraging-inspired radio-communication energy management for green multi-radio networks * Considers a cross-layer approach to the design of energy-efficient wireless access networks * Investigates the interplay between cooperative device-to-device communications and green LTE cellular networks * Considers smart grid energy procurement for green LTE cellular networks * Details smart grid networking protocols and standards Considering the spectrum of energy-efficient network components and approaches for reducing power consumption, the book is organized into three sections: Energy Efficiency and Management in Wireless Networks, Cellular Networks, and Smart Grids. It addresses many open research challenges regarding energy efficiency for IT and for wireless sensor networks, including mobile and wireless access networks, broadband access networks, home networks, vehicular networks, intelligent future wireless networks, and smart grids. It also examines emerging standards for energy-efficient protocols. Since ICT technologies touch on nearly all sectors of the economy, the concepts presented in this text offer you the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466568747 20160612
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xxvi, 812 p. : ill.
  • 1. General topics
  • 2. Focus on wireless communications
  • 3. Focus on wireline communications.
Nowadays energy crisis and global warming problems are hanging over everyone's head, urging much research work on energy saving. In the ICT industry, which is becoming a major consumer of global energy triggered by the telecommunication network operators experiencing energy cost as a significant factor in profit calculations, researchers have started to investigate various approaches for power consumption reduction. Standards bodies are already developing standards for energy-efficient protocols. However, research in green communications is still at an early stage, and the space of potential solutions is far from being fully explored. This book provides a comprehensive discussion of academic research and relevant applications in green communications. It aims to increase understanding of relevant issues and further the development of strategies and techniques. Gathering efforts from world-leading experts on green topics with different focuses, such as mobile communications, wireless networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, cloud computing, optical networking, smart grids, network devices, even FPGA and terminal devices, combined with the best practices from the largest telecommunication operator, China Mobile Corporation, this book covers key features such as: Not only focuses on energy saving of ICT industry, but also figures out its role to help other industries reduce energy consumption Comprehensively covers almost all main aspects in green communications Includes recent advances in theoretical analysis, algorithms, and practical applications for green wired and wireless communications Readers do not have to be professionals in communications to understand the basic ideas in the book This book brings green wired and wireless communications, as well as other general green topics, in one book, which will give readers a panoramic view in the relevant green fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466501089 20160711
Book
1 online resource (xxvi, 808 p.) : ill.
Nowadays energy crisis and global warming problems are hanging over everyone's head, urging much research work on energy saving. In the ICT industry, which is becoming a major consumer of global energy triggered by the telecommunication network operators experiencing energy cost as a significant factor in profit calculations, researchers have started to investigate various approaches for power consumption reduction. Standards bodies are already developing standards for energy-efficient protocols. However, research in green communications is still at an early stage, and the space of potential solutions is far from being fully explored. This book provides a comprehensive discussion of academic research and relevant applications in green communications. It aims to increase understanding of relevant issues and further the development of strategies and techniques. Gathering efforts from world-leading experts on green topics with different focuses, such as mobile communications, wireless networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, cloud computing, optical networking, smart grids, network devices, even FPGA and terminal devices, combined with the best practices from the largest telecommunication operator, China Mobile Corporation, this book covers key features such as: Not only focuses on energy saving of ICT industry, but also figures out its role to help other industries reduce energy consumption Comprehensively covers almost all main aspects in green communications Includes recent advances in theoretical analysis, algorithms, and practical applications for green wired and wireless communications Readers do not have to be professionals in communications to understand the basic ideas in the book This book brings green wired and wireless communications, as well as other general green topics, in one book, which will give readers a panoramic view in the relevant green fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466501089 20160711
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1 online resource (xix, 544 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Annotation Telecommunication, Embedded Systems, Reconfigurable Computing, VLSI Design, Digital Image Processing, Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Control Systems, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Computer Engineering, Digital Electronics.
Book
1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Megatrends and the energy horizon
  • Incenting innovation : a competitive regulatory framework
  • The destiny of energy business evolution
  • The destiny of demographics
  • The destiny of carbon constraints and capacity demands
  • The destiny of intelligent infrastructure
  • The destiny of customer engagement
  • The destination : a transformed electricty sector.
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57 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xix, 379 p. : ill.
  • Power-Efficient Last Mile Access Using Fiber-Connected Massively Distributed Antenna System Evolution of Cellular Networks and Power Efficiency Considerations Power Consumption Traffic Density Equipment Cost The Goals and Organization of This Chapter BWA-FMDA Architecture A Brief Background on RoF Solutions Antenna Elements Optical Communication Medium Central Processing Entity Power Consumption and Simulation Models Power Consumption Model Signaling Overhead Simulation Model Numerical Results Spectral Efficiency (bps/Hz) Energy Efficiency (bit/Joule) Tradeoff between energy efficiency and spectral efficiency Conclusions Bibliography Wireless Networks Resources Trading for QoS Performance Guaranteed Green Communications Demanding-Based Communications Model Resources Trading in Wireless Networks Wireless Resource Trading The Tradeoff between Energy and Bandwidth/Delay The Tradeoff between Energy and the Number of Antennas The Tradeoff between Energy and Coding Schemes Example-Case Study of Using Resource Trading in Cellular Networks Example-Case Study of Using Resource Trading in Femtocell Networks System Model Model for Energy Consumption in Downlink Channels Spectrum Allocation for Green Radio Simulations Results and Performance Analyses Conclusions Bibliography Green Relay Techniques in Cellular Systems Introduction Spectrum and Energy Efficiency Analysis of Relay-assisted Systems System Model Spectrum Efficiency Analysis Energy Efficiency Analysis Insights and discussions H-ARQ Relaying and H2-ARQ Relaying H2-ARQ Relaying Strategy Performance Analysis Insights and Discussions Energy Efficient RNs in Cellular Networks Cellular System and Power Model Optimization of RN Deployment Outdoor-to-Indoor Relaying Bibliography Cross-layer Design and Optimization for Green Wireless Communications and Networking Energy Efficient Design at Different Layers Energy Efficient Hardware Platforms Energy Efficient OS Energy Efficient MAC Energy Efficient Networking Energy Efficient Application Cross-layer Optimization in Energy Static Networks Network Model Network Protocols Cross-layer Designs in Energy Dynamic Networks Hardware and Communication Sensing Bibliography Energy-Efficient Rate Adaptation in Long-Distance Wireless Mesh Networks Introduction Background: Long Distance Wireless Mesh Networks Inter-link interference model 2PMAC Protocol Overview: Rate Adaptation in Wireless Networks ERAA: Rate Adaptation Algorithm for Outdoor Long Distance 802.11 Links Network Model and Operations Design Overview The Probing Stage The Adapting Stage Path Loss Calculation and RSSI Prediction Energy Efficient Bit Rate Selection CNP-CUSUM to Handle External Interference Performance Evaluation CNP-CUSUM: Interference Intensity Change Detection Rate Adaptation Performance Concluding Remarks Bibliography Graph-Theoretic Algorithms for Energy Saving in IP Networks Elements of the Graph Theory Used in GES Shortest Path Tree Edge between Algebraic connectivity ESACON algorithm ESTOP algorithm EAR algorithm A practical example of GES application Performance behavior of the GES algorithms Path length increase Percentage of links that are switched off Power saving Impact in terms of traffic utilization Practical implementation of the GES algorithms Conclusions Bibliography Architectural Design of An Energy-Efficient Router Opportunities and Challenges Architecture of Green Reconfigurable Router Power Aware Routing through Green Traffic Engineering The General Problem Formulation A Practical Heuristic Rate Adaptive Processing inside Routers Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling Adaptive Link Rate Interface A Multi-Frequency Scaling Prototype Power Efficient Architectures for Router Functions Routing Lookup Packet Classifier Packet Queuing Traffic Manager Summary Bibliography The Impact of Renewable Energy Sources in the CO2 Emissions of Converged Optical Network and Cloud Infrastructures Introduction Energy Consumption Models for the Physical Infrastructure Optical Network Elements Energy consumption models for computing resources Energy aware VI planning VI Problem Formulation Numerical Results Conclusions Bibliography Low Power Dynamic Scheduling for Computing Systems Task Scheduling with Processing Rate Constraints Examples of Energy-Aware Processing Time Averages as Ratios of Frame Averages Relation to Frame Average Expectations An Example with One Task Class No constraints One Constraint The Linear Fractional Program for Task Scheduling Virtual Queues The Drift-Plus-Penalty Ratio Bounding the Drift-Plus-Penalty Ratio The Task Scheduling Algorithm Steps to minimize (9.24) Performance of the Task Scheduling Algorithm Simulation Optimization with General Attributes Mapping to the Task Scheduling Problem The General Algorithm Random Task Arrivals and Flow Control The Dynamic Algorithm for Random Task Arrivals Deterministic Queue Bounds and Constraint Violation Bounds Simulations and Adaptiveness of Random Task Scheduling Task Scheduling: Extensions and Further Reading Exercises for Section 9.2 Reacting to Randomly Observed Events Algorithm1 Algorithm2 Comparison of Algorithms 1 and 2 Efficient Computation and Transmission for a Wireless Smart Device Exercises for Section 9.3 Conclusions Bibliography Smart Grid Communication Network and Its Applications Introduction AMI and Its Applications Background The AMI Infrastructure The AMI Metering System AMI Communication Network The Meter Data Management System The Standardization of the AMI Infrastructure The Standardization of AMI Communication Protocols The Standardized AMI Information Model Advanced DMS Applications Distribution System State Estimation Advanced Outage Management Demand Response Dependency on the AMI System SCADA -The Utility Monitoring and Control Network and Its Applications Background Components of SCADA Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) Remote Terminal Units (RTU) Automation Controllers Communication Protocols in SCADA Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3) IEC 61850 Discussion Distribution Automation Fault Detection, Isolation, and Service Restoration Voltage and Var Control Conclusion Bibliography Demand and Response in Smart Grid Demand and Response Overview Significance of Demand Response Demand Response in Traditional Grid New Requirements in Smart Grid Representative DR Algorithms in Smart Grid Classifications Customer Profit Optimization Algorithms Operation Cost of Electric Utility Reduction Social Welfare Maximization Summarize the DR Methods and Future Directions Conclusion Bibliography Green Wireless Cellular Networks in the Smart Grid Environment Introduction Background GreenWireless Cellular Networks Energy-Efficient Solutions Key Trade-offs in the Network Smart Grid Demand-Side Management System Models Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) Communication Service Blocking Probability Model in the Cellular Network Electricity Consumption Model for Base Stations Problem Formulation Cellular Network Level Game Smart Grid Level Game Analysis of the Proposed Two-Level Game Analysis of the Cellular Network Level Game Analysis of the Smart Grid Level Game Existence of Stackelberg Equilibrium for the Proposed Two-Level Game Uniqueness of the Stackelberg Equilibrium for the Proposed Two-Level Game Simulation Results and Discussions Conclusions Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439899137 20160612
Green Communications and Networking introduces novel solutions that can bring about significant reductions in energy consumption in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry-as well as other industries, including electric power. Containing the contributions of leading experts in the field, it examines the latest research advances in green communications and networking for next-generation wired, wireless, and smart-grid networks. The book presents cutting-edge algorithms, protocols, and network architectures to improve energy efficiency in communication networks. It illustrates the various aspects of modeling, analysis, design, management, deployment, and optimization of algorithms, protocols, and architectures of green communications and networking. The text examines energy-efficient hardware platforms, physical layer, networking, and applications. Containing helpful references in each chapter, it also: * Proposes a mechanism for minimizing energy consumption of wireless networks without compromising QoS * Reviews recent development in utility communication networks, including advanced metering infrastructure and SCADA * Studies energy-efficient rate adaptation in long-distance wireless mesh networks * Considers the architectural design of energy-efficient wireline Internet nodes * Presents graph-theoretic solutions that can be adopted in an IP network to reduce the number of links used in the network during off-peak periods * Outlines a methodology for optimizing time averages in systems with variable length frames * Details a demand-based resources trading model for green communications The book introduces a new solution for delivering green last-mile access: broadband wireless access with fiber-connected massively distributed antennas (BWA-FMDA). It also presents a methodology for optimizing time averages in systems with variable length frames. Surveying a representative number of demand and response methods in smart grids, the text supplies you with the understanding of smart grid dynamics needed to participate in the development of next-generation wireless cellular networks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439899137 20160612
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xxii, 175 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • About the author. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. State of the Art. Introduction. Low Power Energy Sources. Intellectual Property Rights. IPV Taxonomies. IPV gaps in knowledge. Conclusion. 2. Engineering design. Introduction. Defining design. Trends in engineering design. Life Cycle Methods. Conclusion. 3. Radiant Energy Indoors. Introduction. Physics of buildings. Photometric characterisation. Radiometric characterisations. Computer simulation. Discussion. Conclusion. Future work. Further reading. 4. Fundamentals of Solar Cells. Introduction. A brief history of solar collectors and PV. Photonic semiconductors. Photovoltaic Technology. Suboptimal solar cell efficiency. IPV Material Technologies. Efficiency improvements. Conclusion. Further reading. 5. Solar Cells for Indoor Use. Introduction. Technology performance at indoor light levels. Indoor light level model presentation. Discussion. Designing PV modules for indoor use. Conclusion. Further work. 6. Indoor Ambient Energy Charge Storage. Introduction. Trends in charge storage. Charge storage technology. Charge storage parameters. To determine storage capacity. Electrochemical Storage Technologies. Conclusion. Future Work. Further reading. 7. Ambient Energy Power Source Design. Introduction. Clarification. Conceptual Design. Embodiment. Detailed Design. Case studies. Conclusion. Further reading. Conclusion. Abbreviations and Symbols. Glossary. References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470016619 20160528
Photovoltaic technology - or the direct conversion of light into electricity - is the fastest growing means of electricity generation today, however it is generally used outdoors. Relatively little attention has been focused on the many obstacles to overcome when designing efficient indoor products. As a result, indoor products are more often than not limited to low power."Designing Indoor Solar Products" bridges this gap by showing where AES (Ambient Energy Systems) based on photovoltaic cells may be used for higher power devices. Motivated by both financial and ecological arguments, this book: co-ordinates a wide-reaching range of scientific information regarding photovoltaic technologies and their application to indoor spaces; analyses power management, power availability, technological selection and design methodologies; uses real-life examples and case studies to demonstrate the arguments made; and, presents information in such a way as to make it accessible even to engineers with basic electrical knowledge."Designing Indoor Solar Products" pulls together a wealth of information on photovoltaic technologies and their applications. It will be of practical interest to engineers and designers of sensor systems planning on using photovoltaic technology for power, whilst the theoretical approach will appeal to those in academia in the related areas of environmental engineering, sustainable development as well as building and product design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470016619 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Engineering Library (Terman)
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1 online resource (xxii, 551 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file; PDF.
ICIIS forms the most attractive forum to disseminate new knowledge and expertise among researchers and engineers in academia and industry in a wide spectrum of sub disciplines in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which includes but not limited to 1 Communications and Information Technology 2 Electronics and Instrumentation 3 Power High Voltage and Energy Systems 4 Image and Signal Processing 5 Robotics, Control and Automation 6 Computer and Embedded Systems 7 Bio Medical Engineering geared towards Innovative Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development this year.
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xviii, 905 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
x, 230 p. : ill. (chiefly col.).
  • Present Energy Demand Energy Production Risks Combined Cycles Combined Heat and Power What Future for Coal? Nuclear Energy Plans Why Not Nuclear Merchant Ships? Electricity in Transport The Fallacy of Renewables What Is the Future of Electricity? Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439899052 20160711
Recent years have seen acceleration in the development of cleaner energy systems. In Europe and North America, many old coal-fired power plants will be shut down in the next few years and will likely be replaced by combined cycle plants with higher-efficiency gas turbines that can start up and load quickly. With the revival of nuclear energy, designers are creating smaller nuclear reactors of a simpler integrated design that could expand the application of clean, emission-free energy to industry. And a number of manufacturers now offer hybrid cars with an electric motor and a gasoline engine to charge the batteries on the move. This would seem to be the way forward in reducing transport emissions, until countries develop stronger electricity supply systems to cope with millions of electric cars being charged daily. Greener Energy Systems: Energy Production Technologies with Minimum Environmental Impact tackles the question of how to generate enough electricity, efficiently and with minimum environmental impact, to meet future energy needs across the world. Supplemented with extensive figures and color photographs, this book: Traces the development of electricity supply Explains energy production risks and how major accidents have influenced development Discusses the combined cycle, the preferred system for power capacity expansion in much of the world Looks at combined heat and power Addresses whether coal can continue to be a fuel for power generation Examines nuclear power generation Asks why shipping has not followed some of the world's navies into nuclear propulsion Considers how to electrify more transport systems Reviews the current state of renewable systems, particularly hydro and solar The book defines the key elements of greener energy systems, noting that they must be highly efficient, with rapid start up and loading; produce minimum emissions; and use simpler technology. The author has more than forty years of experience as an international journalist reporting on power-generation technologies and energy policies around the world. He concludes that there is no place for coal and that combined cycle, hydro, solar, and biomass must complement nuclear energy, which must serve more applications than just generating electricity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439899052 20160711
Book
1 online resource (x, 224 p.) : ill.
  • Present Energy Demand Energy Production Risks Combined Cycles Combined Heat and Power What Future for Coal? Nuclear Energy Plans Why Not Nuclear Merchant Ships? Electricity in Transport The Fallacy of Renewables What Is the Future of Electricity? Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439899045 20160711
Recent years have seen acceleration in the development of cleaner energy systems. In Europe and North America, many old coal-fired power plants will be shut down in the next few years and will likely be replaced by combined cycle plants with higher-efficiency gas turbines that can start up and load quickly. With the revival of nuclear energy, designers are creating smaller nuclear reactors of a simpler integrated design that could expand the application of clean, emission-free energy to industry. And a number of manufacturers now offer hybrid cars with an electric motor and a gasoline engine to charge the batteries on the move. This would seem to be the way forward in reducing transport emissions, until countries develop stronger electricity supply systems to cope with millions of electric cars being charged daily. Greener Energy Systems: Energy Production Technologies with Minimum Environmental Impact tackles the question of how to generate enough electricity, efficiently and with minimum environmental impact, to meet future energy needs across the world. Supplemented with extensive figures and color photographs, this book: * Traces the development of electricity supply * Explains energy production risks and how major accidents have influenced development * Discusses the combined cycle, the preferred system for power capacity expansion in much of the world * Looks at combined heat and power * Addresses whether coal can continue to be a fuel for power generation * Examines nuclear power generation * Asks why shipping has not followed some of the world's navies into nuclear propulsion * Considers how to electrify more transport systems * Reviews the current state of renewable systems, particularly hydro and solar The book defines the key elements of greener energy systems, noting that they must be highly efficient, with rapid start up and loading; produce minimum emissions; and use simpler technology. The author has more than forty years of experience as an international journalist reporting on power-generation technologies and energy policies around the world. He concludes that there is no place for coal and that combined cycle, hydro, solar, and biomass must complement nuclear energy, which must serve more applications than just generating electricity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439899045 20160711
Book
1 online resource (xxvi, 525 p.) : ill.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
viii, 228 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction. Global Warming. Carbon Capture and Storage. The End of Coal? A Nuclear Energy Revival. Combined Cycle. The New Technologies. The Renewable Uncertainties. The Truth About America. What is in the Future?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439818923 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xvii, 308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Contributors.Preface.1: Economic Comparisons of Power Generation Technologies (Todd S. Nemec).2: Solar Energy Applications (Jan F. Kreider).3: Fuel Cells (Matthew M. Mench).4: Geothermal Resources and Technology: An Introduction (Peter D. Blair).5: Wind Power Generation (Todd S. Nemec).6: Cogeneration (Jerald A. Caton).7: Hydrogen Energy (E. K. Stefanakos, D. Y. Goswami, S. S. Srinivasan, and J. T. Wolan).8: Clean Power Generation from Coal (James W. Butler and Prabir Basu).9: Using Waste Heat from Power Plants (Herbert A. Ingley III).Appendix A: Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Collector Manufacturing Activities 2005.Appendix B: Survey of Geothermal Heat Pump Shipments, 1990-2004.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471739111 20160528
This fourth volume of the Wiley Series in "Environmentally Conscious Engineering", "Environmentally Conscious Alternative Engergy Production" describes and compares the environmental and economic impacts of renewable and conventional power generation technologies. The major topic areas include: economic comparisons of power generation technologies, efficiency comparisons of power generation technologies, methods of improving the environmental impact of conventional technologies, solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, fuel cell technologies, geothermal power generation, hydroelectric power generation, wind power generation, cogeneration, the hydrogen economy, energy efficient building design, industrial energy conservation, and codes, standards and legislation, and others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471739111 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xii, 251 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • INTRODUCTIONACKNOWLEDGMENTSChapter 1: Solar Power TechnologyChapter 2: Solar Power Generation DesignChapter 3: Economics of Solar Power SystemsChapter 4: Alternative Renewable Energy TechnologiesChapter 5: California Energy Commission Rebate Incentive PlansChapter 6: Photo GalleriesAPPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SYSTEMS GLOSSARY OF METEOROLOGICAL TERMSAPPENDIX B: RENEWABLE ENERGY TABLES AND IMPORTANT SOLAR POWER FACTSAPPENDIX C: SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS DESIGN AND INSTALLATION COMPANIESINDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071469821 20160528
This book enables you to expertly design and install all types of renewable energy systems. This is the only comprehensive, practical resource for understanding, designing, and installing all major types of renewable energy systems. You can find workable solutions for a variety of building types, including commercial, public and residential structures. Technical concepts and data are presented in plain jargon-free language with clear, concise bulleted text. It is packed with charts, tables and diagrams.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071469821 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 278 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction xi Chapter 1. Environmental Impact of Networking Infrastructures 1 Laurent LEFEVRE and Jean-Marc PIERSON 1.1. Introduction 1 1.2. Some definitions and metrics 5 1.3. State of the sites of consumption of the networks: the case of wired networks 7 1.4. Academic and industrial initiatives 11 1.5. Perspectives and reflections on the future 13 1.6. Bibliography 13 PART 1. A STEP TOWARDS ENERGY-EFFICIENT NETWORKS 17 Chapter 2. A Step Towards Energy-efficient Wired Networks 19 Aruna Prem BIANZINO, Claude CHAUDET, Dario ROSSI and Jean-Louis ROUGIER 2.1. Introduction 19 2.2. Models of energy consumption 22 2.3. Energy-saving strategies 27 2.3.1. Transport applications and protocols 27 2.3.2. Communications links 31 2.4. The problem of energy-efficient routing 37 2.4.1. Model of energy consumption. 37 2.4.2. Formulation of the problem 39 2.4.3. Experimental results 41 2.5. Conclusion 51 2.6. Bibliography52 Chapter 3. A Step Towards Green Mobile Networks 59 Sami TABBANE 3.1. Introduction 59 3.1.1. Decreasing power: an imperative in a cellular radio network 60 3.1.2. Definition of and need for green cellular 60 3.2. Processes and protocols for green networks 63 3.2.1. Technologies on the radio interface 64 3.2.2. Adaptation of network activity to traffic 66 3.2.3. Traffic aggregation based on the delay67 3.2.4. Store, carry and forward relaying 68 3.2.5. Combination of MS and BTS 68 3.2.6. Handover for optimization of the energy used 69 3.2.7. Cooperation between base transceiver stations 70 3.2.8. Increasing the capacity of the RAN and network core nodes 70 3.3. Architecture and engineering of green networks 71 3.3.1. Relaying and multi-hopping 71 3.3.2. Self-organizing networks (SONs) 73 3.3.3. Planning.74 3.3.4. Microcells and multi-RAT networks 75 3.3.5. A step towards all-IP and flat architecture 77 3.3.6. Reducing the number of sites by using smart antennas 77 3.3.7. Cooperation between BTSs 78 3.4. Components and structures for green networks 79 3.4.1. Power-efficient amplifiers 80 3.4.2. Elimination of feeders, use of fiber optics 81 3.4.3. Solar and wind power 81 3.4.4. Twin TRX82 3.4.5. Cooling82 3.5. Conclusion 83 3.6. Bibliography83 Chapter 4. Green Telecommunications Networks 87 Guy PUJOLLE 4.1. Introduction 87 4.2. Data centers 89 4.3. Wireless telecommunications networks. 92 4.4. Terrestrial telecommunications networks99 4.5. Low-cost and energy-efficient networks.105 4.6. The role of virtualization in green techniques 109 4.7. Conclusion 112 4.8. Bibliography 113 PART 2. A STEP TOWARDS SMART GREEN NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABLE TERMINALS 115 Chapter 5. Cognitive Radio in the Service of Green Communication and Networking 117 Hicham KHALIFE 5.1. Introduction 117 5.2. Cognitive radio: concept and standards 120 5.2.1. Attempts at standardization121 5.2.2. Research projects and initiatives. 122 5.3. Various definitions of green in cognitive radio 124 5.3.1. Reducing the pollution of the radio spectrum 125 5.3.2. Reducing the exposure of individuals 126 5.3.3. Reducing the consumption of the equipment 126 5.4. Clean solutions offered by cognitive radio 126 5.4.1. Solutions for the spectrum and health 127 5.4.2. Actions at the level of equipment/infrastructure 127 5.4.3. Optimizing the communication parameters 129 5.4.4. Avenues for research and visions for the future 132 5.5. Use case: Smart buildings 135 5.6. Conclusion 138 5.7. Bibliography 138 Chapter 6. Autonomic Green Networks. 141 Francine KRIEF, Maissa MBAYE and Martin PERES 6.1. Introduction 141 6.2. Autonomic networks 142 6.3. Self-configuring 144 6.3.1. Importance of self-configuring for green networks 145 6.4. Self-optimizing 145 6.4.1. Self-optimizing for green networks 147 6.5. Self-protecting 152 6.5.1. Protection of the executive support 154 6.5.2. Protection of the energy source 158 6.5.3. Protection of communications. 162 6.6. Self-healing165 6.6.1. Application to wireless sensor networks 167 6.6.2. Application to smart grids 170 6.7. Conclusion 170 6.8. Bibliography 171 Chapter 7. Reconfigurable Green Terminals: a Step Towards Sustainable Electronics 177 Lilian BOSSUET 7.1. Sustainable electronics? 177 7.2. Environmental impact of electronic products during their lifecycle 181 7.2.1. Lifecycle of electronic products 181 7.2.2. Microelectronic manufacture 183 7.2.3. Usage of electronic products 191 7.2.4. Electronic waste products 192 7.3. Reduce, reuse, recycle and reconfigure 193 7.3.1. Reduce, reuse, recycle 193 7.3.2. Reconfiguring with the help of FPGAs196 7.4. Examples of reconfigurable terminals 204 7.5. Conclusion 208 7.6. Bibliography 209 PART 3. RESEARCH PROJECTS ON GREEN NETWORKING CONDUCTED BY INDUSTRIAL ACTORS 215 Chapter 8. Schemes for Putting Base Stations in Sleep Mode in Mobile Networks: Presentation and Evaluation 217 Louai SAKER, Salah Eddine ELAYOUBI and Tijani CHAHED 8.1. Motivation 217 8.2. Putting macro base transceiver stations in sleep mode 218 8.2.1. Structure of the base transceiver station 218 8.2.2. Model of energy consumption of the BTS 219 8.2.3. Principle of putting BTSs in sleep mode 220 8.2.4. Illustration of sleep mode. Case of multisystem 2G/3G networks 221 8.2.5. Implementation of sleep mode 223 8.3. Sleep mode in small-cell heterogeneous networks 225 8.3.1. Energy efficiency of small cells 227 8.3.2. Putting small cells in sleep mode 229 8.4. Conclusion and considerations on implementation 231 8.5. Bibliography 232 Chapter 9. Industrial Application of Green Networking: Smarter Cities 233 Vincent GAY, Paolo MEDAGLIANI, Florian BROEKAERT, Jeremie LEGUAY and Mario LOPEZ RAMOS 9.1. Introduction 233 9.2. Smart cities and green networking 234 9.3. Techniques involved 237 9.3.1. Low-consumption communication protocols 237 9.3.2. Assistance in the deployment of sensor networks 242 9.3.3. Low-consumption processor treatments 249 9.3.4. System integration of heterogeneous sensors 258 9.4. Conclusion 266 9.5. Bibliography 267 List of Authors 271 Index 275.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848213784 20160615
This book focuses on green networking, which is an important topic for the scientific community composed of engineers, academics, researchers and industrialists working in the networking field. Reducing the environmental impact of the communications infrastructure has become essential with the ever increasing cost of energy and the need for reducing global CO2 emissions to protect our environment. Recent advances and future directions in green networking are presented in this book, including energy efficient networks (wired networks, wireless networks, mobile networks), adaptive networks (cognitive radio networks, green autonomic networking), green terminals, and industrial research into green networking (smart city, etc.).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848213784 20160615
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
404 p.: ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 130 p.) : ill.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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1 electronic text (xix, 522 p.) : ill., maps.
  • Global warming: climatic and atmospheric changes ; Energy systems ; Solar power system physics and technologies ; California solar initiative program ; Energy conservation ; Passive solar heating technologies ; Fuel cell technology ; Wind energy technologies ; Ocean energy technologies ; Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power ; Geothermal energy ; Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies ; Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power ; Air pollution abatement ; Carbon dioxide sequestration and carbon trading economics.
Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact are covered. Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design includes information on LEED design, energy conservation, and solar power financing and return on investment. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and national and international carbon cap and trade are also discussed. Valuable appendices contain detailed design data tables and certified equipment listings. Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design covers: Solar power system physics and technologies California solar initiative program Energy conservation Passive heating solar technologies Fuel cell technology Wind energy technologies Ocean energy technologies Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power Geothermal energy Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power Air pollution abatement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071621472 20160613
Book
1 online resource (657 pages)
Advanced Power Generation Systems examines the full range of advanced multiple output thermodynamic cycles that can enable more sustainable and efficient power production from traditional methods, as well as driving the significant gains available from renewable sources. These advanced cycles can harness the by-products of one power generation effort, such as electricity production, to simultaneously create additional energy outputs, such as heat or refrigeration. Gas turbine-based, and industrial waste heat recovery-based combined, cogeneration, and trigeneration cycles are considered in depth, along with Syngas combustion engines, hybrid SOFC/gas turbine engines, and other thermodynamically efficient and environmentally conscious generation technologies. The uses of solar power, biomass, hydrogen, and fuel cells in advanced power generation are considered, within both hybrid and dedicated systems. The detailed energy and exergy analysis of each type of system provided by globally recognized author Dr. Ibrahim Dincer will inform effective and efficient design choices, while emphasizing the pivotal role of new methodologies and models for performance assessment of existing systems. This unique resource gathers information from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and energy system design to provide a single-source guide to solving practical power engineering problems. * The only complete source of info on the whole array of multiple output thermodynamic cycles, covering all the design options for environmentally-conscious combined production of electric power, heat, and refrigeration* Offers crucial instruction on realizing more efficiency in traditional power generation systems, and on implementing renewable technologies, including solar, hydrogen, fuel cells, and biomass * Each cycle description clarified through schematic diagrams, and linked to sustainable development scenarios through detailed energy, exergy, and efficiency analyses* Case studies and examples demonstrate how novel systems and performance assessment methods function in practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123838605 20160616
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xxi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Setting the stage. Energy and our communities ; Conservation and relocalization ; Rethinking energy
  • Individual energy resilience. Your household's energy resilience
  • Community energy resilience. Community energy ; Solar ; Wind ; Hydroelectricity ; Biomass ; Biogas ; Liquid biofuels ; Geothermal ; Exceptional community energy initiatives
  • A call to action. Be prepared.
"Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through inefficiency and waste. But it doesn't have to be that way. Communities can indeed produce their own local, renewable energy. Power from the People explores how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofit institutions, governments, and businesses are putting power in the hands of local communities through distributed energy programs and energy-efficiency measures. Using examples from around the nation - and occasionally from around the world - Greg Pahl explains how to plan, organize, finance, and launch community-scale energy projects that harvest energy from sun, wind, water, and earth. He also explains why community power is a necessary step on the path to energy security and community resilience - particularly as we face peak oil, cope with climate change, and address the need to transition to a more sustainable future. This book - the second in the Chelsea Green Publishing Company and Post Carbon Institute's Community Resilience Series - also profiles numerous communitywide initiatives that can be replicated elsewhere."-- Provided by publisher.
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