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Upper Bounds On The Number Of Channels To Ensure Collision-Free Communications In Multi-Channel Wireless Networks Using Directional Antennas, Hong-Ning Dai, Kam-Wing Ng, Min-You Wu 2009 Macau University of Science and Technology

Upper Bounds On The Number Of Channels To Ensure Collision-Free Communications In Multi-Channel Wireless Networks Using Directional Antennas, Hong-Ning Dai, Kam-Wing Ng, Min-You Wu

Hong-Ning Dai

Recent studies have found that using multiple channels can separate concurrent transmissions and significantly improve network throughput. However, these studies have only considered wireless nodes that are equipped with omni-directional antennas, which have high interference. On the other hand, other researchers have found that using directional antennas in wireless networks can reduce interference and improve the network performance. But their studies have only considered single channel to be used in wireless networks with directional antennas. Thus, integrating the two technologies of multiple channels and directional antennas together can potentially bring more benefits. Some previous works have studies the capacity on ...


Carbon Accounting Initiatives: Case Study Of A Petroleum Refinery In Malaysia To Prepare For Future Carbon Market, Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman 2009 University of Malaya

Carbon Accounting Initiatives: Case Study Of A Petroleum Refinery In Malaysia To Prepare For Future Carbon Market, Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman

Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman

Petroleum refining process produces a large amount of atmospheric pollutants including greenhouse gases which are attributed to global warming. The international community inevitably addressed the global warming issue by introducing a market-based mechanism known as Emission Trading Systems (ETS) under the Kyoto Protocol which imposes binding limits to developed nations using three flexibility mechanisms, including the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). © School of Engineering, Taylor's University College.


A Simple Method For Thesestimation Of Thermal Insulation Thickness, ali ali 2009 Selected Works

A Simple Method For Thesestimation Of Thermal Insulation Thickness, Ali Ali

ali ali

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Controlled Language - Does My Company Need It?, Uwe Muegge 2009 Selected Works

Controlled Language - Does My Company Need It?, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

A controlled language is a natural language, as opposed to an artificial or constructed language. Natural languages such as English or German are languages that are used by humans for general communication. A controlled language differs from the general language in two significant ways: 1. The grammar rules of a controlled language are typically more restrictive than those of the general language. 2. The vocabulary of a controlled language typically contains only a fraction of the words that are permissible in the general language.


Stabilization Of Thin Liquid Films Flowing Over Locally Heated Surfaces Via Substrate Topography, N Tiwari, JM Davis 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Stabilization Of Thin Liquid Films Flowing Over Locally Heated Surfaces Via Substrate Topography, N Tiwari, Jm Davis

Jeffrey M. Davis

A long-wave lubrication analysis is used to study the influence of topographical features on the linear stability of noninertial coating flows over a locally heated surface. Thin liquid films flowing over surfaces with localized heating develop a pronounced ridge at the upstream edge of the heater. This ridge becomes unstable to transverse perturbations above a critical Marangoni number and evolves into an array of rivulets even in the limit of noninertial flow. Similar fluid ridges form near topographical variations on isothermal surfaces, but these ridges are stable to perturbations. The influence of basic topographical features on the stability of the ...


The Tangled Tale Of Phase Space, David D. Nolte 2009 Purdue University

The Tangled Tale Of Phase Space, David D. Nolte

David D Nolte

(Preview of Chapter 6: Galileo Unbound: Oxford 2018) Phase space has been called one of the most powerful inventions of modern science.  But its historical origins are clouded in a tangle of independent discovery and mis-attributions that persist today.  This Physics Today article unravels the twisted tale of the discovery and the naming of phase space that began with Liouville in 1838, but by no means ended there, culminating in an encyclopedia article of 1911 that had unintended and lasting etymological side effects never intended by its authors.


Forensic Analysis Of A Playstation 3 Console, Scott Conrad, Greg Dorn, Philip Craiger 2009 University of Central Florida

Forensic Analysis Of A Playstation 3 Console, Scott Conrad, Greg Dorn, Philip Craiger

J. Philip Craiger

The Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a powerful gaming console that supports Internet-related activities, local file storage and the playing of Blu-ray movies. The PS3 also allows users to partition and install a secondary operating system on the hard drive. This “desktop-like” functionality along with the encryption of the primary hard drive containing the gaming software raises significant issues related to the forensic analysis of PS3 systems. This paper discusses the PS3 architecture and behavior, and provides recommendations for conducting forensic investigations of PS3 systems.


Ss-Dna Functionalized Ultra-Thin-Film Aln Contour-Mode Resonators With Self-Sustained Oscillator For Volatile Organic Chemical Detection, Matteo Rinaldi, Brandon Duick, Chiara Zuniga, Chengjie Zuo, Gianluca Piazza 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Ss-Dna Functionalized Ultra-Thin-Film Aln Contour-Mode Resonators With Self-Sustained Oscillator For Volatile Organic Chemical Detection, Matteo Rinaldi, Brandon Duick, Chiara Zuniga, Chengjie Zuo, Gianluca Piazza

Matteo Rinaldi

This paper reports on the design and experimental verification of a new class of nanoscale gravimetric sensors based on ultra-thin-film AlN Contour-Mode Resonant Sensor (CMR-S) functionalized with ss-DNA and connected to a chip-based self-sustaining oscillator loop (fabricated in the ON Semiconductor 0.5 μm CMOS process) for direct frequency read-out. The 220 MHz oscillator based on the ultra-thin AlN CMR-S exhibits an Allan Variance of ∼20 Hz for 100 ms gate time. The sensor affinity for the adsorption of volatile organic chemicals such as 2,6 dinitroluene (DNT, a simulant for explosive vapors) is enhanced by functionalizing the top gold ...


Poly(Beta-Alanoid-Block-Beta-Alanine)S: Synthesis Via Cobalt-Catalyzed Carbonylative Polymerization And Self-Assembly, Shaohui Lin, Xinfei Yu, Yinfeng Tu, Hongyu Xu, Stephen Z. D. Cheng, Li Jia 2009 University of Akron Main Campus

Poly(Beta-Alanoid-Block-Beta-Alanine)S: Synthesis Via Cobalt-Catalyzed Carbonylative Polymerization And Self-Assembly, Shaohui Lin, Xinfei Yu, Yinfeng Tu, Hongyu Xu, Stephen Z. D. Cheng, Li Jia

Li Jia

The titled diblock copolymers are synthesized via cobalt-catalyzed living carbonylative polymerization of N-alkylaziridines under moderate pressures followed by a deprotection step. The poly(beta-alanine) block is solubilized by the poly(beta-alanoid) block in chloroform and remains fully hydrogen-bonded in the form of a sheet-like assembly.


Production Of Jet And Diesel Fuel Range Alkanes From Waste Hemicellulose-Derived Aqueous Solutions, George W. Huber, R. Xing, A. V. Subrahmanyam, H. Olcay, W. Qi, G. P. Van Walsum, H. P. Pendse 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Production Of Jet And Diesel Fuel Range Alkanes From Waste Hemicellulose-Derived Aqueous Solutions, George W. Huber, R. Xing, A. V. Subrahmanyam, H. Olcay, W. Qi, G. P. Van Walsum, H. P. Pendse

George W. Huber

In this paper we report a novel four-step process for the production of jet and diesel fuel range alkanes from hemicellulose extracts derived from northeastern hardwood trees. The extract is representative of a byproduct that could be produced by wood-processing industries such as biomass boilers or pulp mills in the northeastern U.S. The hemicellulose extract tested in this study contained mainly xylose oligomers (21.2 g/l xylose after the acid hydrolysis) as well as 0.31 g/l glucose, 0.91 g/l arabinose, 0.2 g/l lactic acid, 2.39 g/l acetic acid, 0.31 ...


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