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2006-10-19
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Pini Gurfil
In recent years, an unprecedented interest in novel and revolutionary space missions has risen out of the advanced NASA and ESA programs. Astrophysicists, astronomers, space systems engineers, mathematicians and scientists have been cooperating to implement novel and ground-breaking space missions. Recent progress in mathematical dynamics has enabled development of specialized spacecraft orbits and propulsion systems. Recently, the concept of flying spacecraft in formation has gained a lot of interest within the community. These progresses constitute the background to a significant renaissance of research dealing with astrodynamics and its applications. “Modern Astrodynamics” is designed as a stepping stone for the exposition of modern astrodynamics to students, researchers, engineers and scientists. This volume will present the main constituents of the astrodynamical science in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner.
2006-09-27
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 63 papers covering the past 11 years (1996-2006) of research on the progress and challenges in the design of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems and components. Introduced in the automotive market in 1995, ACC takes advantage of the functions of several existing electronic control units and adds a sensor for measuring distance, relative speed, and lateral position of potential target vehicles using laser optics or millimeter waves.
2006-09-20
Book
Flake C. Campbell
The rapidly-expanding aerospace industry is a prime developer and user of advanced metallic and composite materials in its many products. This book concentrates on the manufacturing technology necessary to fabricate and assemble these materials into useful and effective structural components. Detailed chapters are dedicated to each key metal or alloy used in the industry, including aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, high strength steels, and super alloys. In addition the book deals with composites, adhesive bonding and presents the essentials of structural assembly. This book will be an important resource for all those involved in aerospace design and construction, materials science and engineering, as well as for metallurgists and those working in related sectors such as the automotive and mass transport industries.
2006-08-30
Book
Filippo De Florio
Understanding airworthiness is central to maintaining and operating aircraft safely. While no book can replace the published FAR/JAR documentation for airworthiness, this unique guide provides readers with a single reference to understanding and interpreting the airworthiness requirements of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), FAA (the US Federal Aviation Authority) and EASA (European Aircraft Safety Agency). Setting these requirements in a real-world context, the book is an essential contribution to the safety management system of anyone involved in the design, maintenance and operation of aircraft for business or pleasure.
2006-08-01
Book
Juan R. Pimentel
Safety-Critical Automotive Systems contains 40 SAE technical papers covering six years (2001-2006) of research on this developing subject. Focus is on the vehicle's most important subsystems: sensors, actuators, electronic control units (ECUs), communication systems, and software (application, middleware, drivers, etc.).
2006-06-14
Book
Alexander Bolonkin
In recent years scientists have investigated a series of new methods for non-rocket space launch, which promise to revolutionize space launches and flight. Particularly in the current political climate new, cheaper, and more ‘fuel efficient’ methods are being investigated. Such new methods include the gas tube method, cable accelerators, tether launch systems, space elevators, solar and magnetic sails, circle launcher space keepers and more. The author brings a vast amount of experience to the topic, having worked as an engineer, designer, project director and researcher at key institutes including NASA and the US Air Force.
2006-05-12
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 80 papers covering six years of research (2000-2005) on advances in electronic braking systems (including brake-by-wire and antilock braking systems), traction control systems (TCS, ASR); and stability control systems (VDC).
2006-05-10
Book
Antonio Filippone
Calculation and optimization of flight performance is required to design or select new aircraft, efficiently operate existing aircraft, and upgrade aircraft. It provides critical data for aircraft certification, accident investigation, fleet management, flight regulations and safety. This book presents an unrivalled range of advanced flight performance models for both transport and military aircraft, including the unconventional ends of the envelopes. Topics covered include the numerical solution of supersonic acceleration, transient roll, optimal climb of propeller aircraft, propeller performance, long-range flight with en-route stop, fuel planning, zero-gravity flight in the atmosphere, VSTOL operations, ski jump from aircraft carrier, optimal flight paths at subsonic and supersonic speed, range-payload analysis of fixed- and rotary wing aircraft, performance of tandem helicopters, lower-bound noise estimation, sonic boom, and more.
2006-03-28
Book
This one of a kind product will provide useful findings, techniques and data related to the basic disciplines influencing vehicle design and aerodynamics.
2006-03-28
Book
John R Maten, Bruce D Anderson
This reference contains the latest knowledge on vehicle development with CVT powertrains, transmission assembly design and performance, and the design and development of the five major components of CVT technology: launch device, variator systems, geartrains, control systems, and lubrication. Building on an earlier SAE publication, the 37 technical papers selected for this book cover updated information on a variety of topics within the area of CVTs. Although this book is not intended to represent the full body of CVT technology, it provides technical presentations and their reference documents, which can lead to discussions covering several topics of interest in CVTs.
2006-03-27
Book
Harry L. Schwab, Bryan L Dodson
The application of accelerated testing theory is a difficult proposition, yet one that can result in considerable time and cost savings, as well as increasing a product's useful life. In Accelerated Testing: A Practitioner's Guide to Accelerated and Reliability Testing, readers are exposed to the latest, most practical knowledge available in this dynamic and important discipline. Authors Bryan Dodson and Harry Schwab draw on their considerable experience in the field to present comprehensive, insightful views in this book. Development and quality assurance tests are defined in detail and are presented from a practical viewpoint. Included are testing fundamentals, plans and models, and equipment and methods most commonly used in accelerated testing. Individuals seeking to evaluate and improve the design lives of components and systems will find this book a valuable reference, with special attention being paid to testing in the mobility industries.
2006-03-20
Book
Thomas Ruden
The advancements and expanded usage of magnesium by the automotive industry are highlighted in this publication which contains 46 SAE Technical Papers presented by technology experts at SAE events from 2001 -2005. This information will aid in improving processes, developing new applications, and identifying new technologies to further the competitive edge of magnesium as a lightweight, recyclable, and viable metal to meet global automotive needs. An increased awareness of the benefits ands features of this light weight structural material has opened a wide range of applications within the automotive industry. Examples include instrument panel structures, seat frames, center consoles, transmission cases, front-end and radiator support structures, and hybrid magnesium powertrains. The advancement continues toward developing even higher-performing alloys to further the competitive edge of magnesium.
2006-03-14
Book
Robert J Moran
This combination of 27 papers covers a decade of technical information reviewing the wide-range of approaches to Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). Each approach has unique benefits and a range of applications. These papers present a balanced view of the progress and challenges associated with VVA technology. Fuel economy and reduced emissions continue to be large factors in engine technology. Therefore the continued development of VVA will become necessary on virtually all gasoline engines, and must be adopted on diesel engines. The benefits achieved with the applications of this technology include: fuel economy, reduced emissions, improved power, performance, reliability and durability.
2006-03-02
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
Once a rarity, software is now an indispensable component in the design and manufacture of today's automobiles. In fact, many features we take for granted would be impossible without the guiding hand of automotive software. These advancements come with a price however. The drive for increased intelligence in automotive systems corresponds with an ever increasing amount of time and effort to achieve a successful integration. Cost, complexity and collaboration are important determinants in today's automotive software development. Automotive Software is part of the Progress in Technology Automotive Electronics Series and details the need for rapid software development necessitated by the ever increasing complexity of automotive electronics. This book contains 73 papers grouped into 8 different categories, including various aspects of software development, methodology, application and more.
2006-03-01
Book
G.R. Halford, S.S. Manson
This book explains how mechanical material behavior relates to the design of structural machine components. The major emphasis is on fatigue and failure behavior using engineering models that have been developed to predict, in advance of service, acceptable fatigue and other durability-related lifetimes. Information covers broad classes of materials used for high-performance structural applications such as aerospace components, automobiles, and power generation systems. Coverage focuses on metallic materials but also addresses unique capabilities of important nonmetals.
2006-02-28
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
The ever increasing electronics content of modern vehicles, and the resulting complexity of controls and systems, has been accompanied by a comparable increasing need for multiplexing and networking. Additional networks have also increased the need for greater conformance testing of those networks and a greater number of gateways among them.
2006-02-01
Book
Joseph E Kubsh
The 51 SAE technical papers included in this volume touch on all aspects of the significant systems engineering effort that has occurred within the broad automobile catalytic emission control technology base during the past fifteen years. Dr. Joseph Kubsh, Deputy Director of the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association, hand-selected the publications for this volume from hundreds of technical papers published by SAE that address catalytic emission control technologies for light-duty gasoline vehicles. These papers include efforts to improve the performance, durability, and cost effectiveness of the catalytic converter systems used on gasoline stoichiometric engines and the integration of these three-way catalysts into sophisticated powertrains capable of operating at near-zero tailpipe emission levels.
2006-01-01
Book
Stephen R. Galati
Geographic information systems (GIS) is emerging as one of the most intriguing and promising high-tech fields, and this easy-to-understand resource examines and explains all of the critical GIS concepts in a clear manner that is easily understood, regardless of your technical background. While other GIS-learning sources are software-product biased, this unique volume offers an unbiased approach to the fundamentals of learning GIS, helping you become functional and knowledgeable in this burgeoning area. The book explains how to use GIS to its fullest capacity on a variety of engineering and technical projects. Moreover, you learn how to implement GIS in your business to manage information, integrate geographical data, analyze marketing trends, use demographics to positively impact your bottom line, and increase your project management capabilities. The book also addresses several common misconceptions about GIS, such as it only relates to GPS or that it is simply a “map maker”.
2006-01-01
Book
Ahmed El-Rabbany
This thoroughly revised edition of an Artech House bestseller, Introduction to GPS: The Global Position System offers you an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of this tremendously important technology. The second edition includes a wealth of brand new material, including a chapter on GPS satellite orbit and new coverage of today’s hottest issues, such as precise point positioning and location based services. This one-of-a-kind resource offers you the knowledge you need for your work, without bogging you down with advanced mathematics. It addresses all aspects of the GPS, emphasizes GPS applications, examines the GPS signal structure, and covers the key types of measurement being utilized in the field today. You get an in-depth discussion on the errors and biases that affect GPS measurements, along with guidance on how to overcome them. Moreover, the book shows how the GPS can be used for a number of different accuracy levels.
2006-01-01
Book
Christopher Hegarty, Elliott Kaplan
This thoroughly updated second edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts who provide you with a current and comprehensive treatment of the Global Positioning System (GPS). The book covers all the latest advances in technology, applications, and systems. The second edition includes new chapters that explore the integration of GPS with vehicles and cellular telephones, new classes of satellite broadcast signals, the emerging GALILEO system, and new developments in the GPS marketplace. This single-source reference provides both a quick overview of GPS essentials and an in-depth treatment of advanced topics. The book guides you in developing new applications and shows you how to evaluate their performance. It explains all the differential GPS services available to let you decide which is best for particular applications. You learn how to build GPS receivers and integrate them into navigational and communications equipment.
2006-01-01
Book
Esmat Bekir
The emerging technology of very inexpensive inertial sensors is available for navigation as never before. This book lays the analytical foundation for understanding and implementing the navigation equations. It starts by demystifying the central theme of the frame rotation using such algorithms as the quaternions, the rotation vector and the Euler angles. After developing navigation equations, the book introduces the computational issues and discusses the physical aspects that are tied to implementing these equations, also explaining alignment techniques. Introduction to Modern Navigation Systems offers an efficient algorithm for polar navigation. It also shows how to enhance the performance of the inertial system when aided by the Global Positioning System.
2006-01-01
Book
Christoph Hecht, Richard Hall, Oliver Fakler, Angela Spence, Job Klijnhout, Hartmut Keller, Mike McDonald, Vito Mauro
This book provides valuable insight and critical appraisal of key areas of intelligent transport systems (ITS) for land transport in Europe. ITS is becoming increasingly important as the means to improving the efficiency, safety and comfort of the transport of people and goods, while at the same time, helping to minimize environmental damage and the contribution of transport to global warming. The material draws on over four years of study by the ROSETTA project- part of the European Commission 5th Framework Program. For each of the 12 areas addressed, the book provides a vision for their application, identifies key issues yet to be addressed and the future opportunities that the timely application and advancement of ITS can bring. Contents: Context Traveller Services Vehicles and Infrastructure Network Management Freight Transport ITS Support
2006-01-01
Book
Paul Nieuwenhuis, Philip Vergragt, Peter Wells
Mobility is in crisis, but few seem aware of the full extent of it. This book shows that for a genuinely sustainable transport future, far more radical change - affecting many aspects of society - is needed. This book brings together a range of views representing both leading-edge thinking and best practices in the mobility sector, with the individual expert contributions framing a broader vision of future mobility. It is necessary to move beyond the technology of new cars to confront the challenges of institutional, cultural, and social change required for increased sustainability. This book breaks through the conventional boundary between engineering and the social sciences, and the contributors represent both sides of this divide, combining economists, engineers, geographers, designers, and others.
2006-01-01
Book
Nesreen I. Ziedan
Many important GPS applications such as the positioning of wireless devices, tracking during ionospheric scintillation, and orbit determination of geostationary and high Earth orbit satellites require a GPS receiver with the ability to work with weak signals. This first-of-its-kind book addresses this critical issue, introducing new, efficient GPS receiver algorithms designed for weak signals and various dynamic conditions. You gain working knowledge of 15 algorithms that can be easily implemented in a standalone GPS receiver, because they don’t require information from networks or other outside sources. The algorithms presented in the book address all the main receiver functions that today’s engineers are concerned with, such as signal acquisition, fine acquisition, bit synchronization, code and carrier tracking, and navigation message decoding.
2006-01-01
Book
Jerry Zeyu Gao, Hsing Mei, Simon Shim
This comprehensive resource gives you a thorough understanding of the software engineering processes and methods you need to tackle the complexities of building software for wireless systems. It covers system architecture, mobile client design, and development principles, as well as analysis and testing techniques. The book gives you clear guidelines that enable you to confront design trade-offs so you can meet user and system requirements. You get in-depth tutorials on mobile technologies, mobile supporting platforms, wireless networking, wireless security, and wireless multimedia. The book offers you a solid understanding of networking theories and concepts, helping you master the technical intricacies of 2 - 4G cellular networks, wireless LANs, and wireless personal area networks. You find an in-depth examination of security issues and solutions that are critical to building reliable and safe software.
2006-01-01
Book
John Horsman
This book is a must-have for the racing enthusiast: a detailed, in-depth look at the golden era of the Gulf competitions in the 1960s and 70s, from arguably the top racecar engineer of that time. Horsman's vivid personal account takes you to the world's greatest circuits, alongside the drivers and the crew as you experience things such as Jacky Ickx's prowess driving in the rain and the fiery determination of Pedro Rodriguez and his astonishing come-from-behind wins. Horsman was intimately involved in the development and racing of the Ford GT40 and the Porsche 917. As an engineer, he provides accurate and detailed information on those cars, as well as a well-written, engaging account of the people that he encountered and the events that he participated in.
2005-12-13
Book
Frank Chen, Chin An Tan, Ronald L. Quaglia
Chapters written by professional and academic experts in the field cover: analytical modeling and analysis, CEA modeling and numerical methods, techniques for dynamometer and road test evaluation, critical parameters that contribute to brake squeal, robust design processes to reduce/prevent brake squeal via up-front design, and more.
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