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New title for Communication and Information Engineering

Cognitive radio communications and networks : principles and practice
Editor: Wyglinski, Alexander M.
Call number: TK5103.4815.C676C
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This book gives comprehensive and balanced coverage of the principles of cognitive radio communications, cognitive networks, and details of their implementation, including the latest developments in the standards and spectrum policy. Case studies, end-of-chapter questions, and descriptions of various platforms and test beds, together with sample code, give hands-on knowledge of how cognitive radio systems can be implemented in practice. Extensive treatment is given to several standards, including IEEE 802.22 for TV White Spaces and IEEE SCC41. [As taken from Amazon]

New title for Communication and Information Engineering

Title: IP communications and services for NGN
Editor: Agbinya, Johnson I.
Call number: TK5103.7.A264
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Packed with detailed illustrations, this cutting-edge reference examines the primary IP protocols (IPv4 and IPv6), real-time protocols, and three major IP services (VoIP, IPTV, and Mobile TV). It clearly explains the different architectures of fixed, mobile, and wireless networks along with the major advantages and disadvantages of each. It includes coverage of the latest in:

  • The VoIP Market
  • SCTP and Vertical Handoff
  • RSVP: Resource Reservation Protocol
  • MPLS: MultiProtocol Label Switching
  • SIP: Session Initiation Protocol
  • IMS: IP Multimedia Subsystem
  • RTSP: Real-Time Streaming Protocol
  • RTP: Real-Time Transport Protocol
  • IPTV System Architectures and IPTV System Descriptions

[As taken from Amazon]

New Title for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Title: Biomarkers in drug development : a handbook of practice, application, and strategy
Editor: Michael R. Bleavins
Call number: R853.B54B615M
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Contributors from huge drug companies, small drug companies, and a few academic departments examine biomarkers and their role in drug development, technology approaches to identifying new biomarkers, characterization and validation, biomarkers in discovery and preclinical safety, translating from preclinical results to clinical and back, biomarkers in clinical trials, practical aspects of biomarker implementation, and where they are headed and what they need. The specific topics include enabling go/no-go decisions, quantitative multiplexed patterning of immune-related biomarkers, molecular biomarkers from a diagnostic perspective, new markers of kidney injury, predicting and assessing an inflammatory disease and its complications as exemplified by rheumatoid arthritis, integrating molecular testing into clinical applications, opportunities and risks of biomarker patent strategies, and redefining disease and pharmaceutical targets through molecular definitions and personalized medicine. [As taken from book cover]

New Title for Bioengineering

Title: Basics of biomedical ultrasound for engineers
Editor: Haim Azhari
Call number: R857.U48A994
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In this introduction to biomedical ultrasound, undergraduate and gradate engineering students, academic and research engineers, and physicians and researchers in biomedical disciplines will find common applications of biomedical ultrasound explained from an engineering point of view. Early chapters give a general description of waves and cover waves in a one-dimensional medium, ultrasonic waves in fluids, and propagation of acoustic waves in solid materials. Later chapters cover attenuation and dispersion, reflection and transmission, acoustic lenses and mirrors, and transducers and acoustic fields. Application chapters describe uses of ultrasonic imaging such as the pulse-echo technique, Doppler imaging techniques, and safety and therapeutic ultrasound applications. [As taken from book cover]

New title for Communication and Information Engineering

Title: Iterative error correction : turbo, low-density parity-check and repeat-accumulate codes
Editor: Johnson, Sarah J.
Call number: TK5102.96.J69
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This self-contained treatment of iterative error correction presents all the key ideas needed to understand, design, implement and analyse these powerful codes. Turbo, low-density parity-check, and repeat-accumulate codes are given equal, detailed coverage, with precise presentations of encoding and decoding procedures. Worked examples are integrated into the text to illuminate each new idea and pseudo-code is included for important algorithms to facilitate the reader’s development of the techniques described. There is also coverage of advanced topics such as density-evolution and EXIT charts for those readers interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the field. [As taken from Amazon]