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Volume-2 Issue-2: Published on May 30, 2013
Volume-2 Issue-2: Published on May 30, 2013

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B. Shankar, D.Vidhya

Paper Title:

Transitioning Residential Neighbourhoods: A Case Study of Jayalaximpuram, Mysore, India

Abstract: In India, large cities are experiencing rapid population and spatial growths. The rising land costs are making the construction of reasonably priced. Local and Planning Authorities are encouraging to transition to commercial retail establishments or higher-density residential uses that supports the need to supply housing apartments by designating streets and areas. Many streets in residential areas have altered into commercial, public and semi public activity and apartments. Transition of land uses is inevitable in large cities like Mysore. Thus, the residential areas are affected greatly in terms of increasing density and overloading the existing infrastructure facilities by changing dynamics of land use. With a result of this, the residential areas are transforming into mixed land use. The City of Mysore is on the large and emerging metropolitan cities in the State of Karnataka. Jayalaxmipuram residential neighbourhood is one among many residential areas which was developed immediately after Independence. The neighbourhood is experiencing rapid land use transformation. The paper presents the residential neighbourhood transformation due changing dynamics of land use in Jayalaxmipuram, Mysore and proposes planning strategies for addressing the transitioning of residential land use. 

 Transitioning, Diversity, Residential, Neighbourhood, Mixed Land Use


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12.  Wang, Y., and Zhang, X., 2001. A Dynamic Modeling Approach to Simulating Socioeconomic Effects on Landscape Changes. Ecological Modelling. 140: Pp. 141-162.

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K.Mohan, K.Ramanaiah, S.A.K.Jilani

Paper Title:

An Enhanced Feature Selection Tool for Face Detection using Genetic Algorithm

Abstract:  Various face detection techniques has been proposed over the past decade. Generally, a large number of features are required to be selected for training purposes of face detection system. Often some of these features are irrelevant and does not contribute directly to the face detection algorithm. This creates unnecessary computation and usage of large memory space. In this paper we propose to enlarge the features search space by enriching it with more types of features. With an additional seven new feature types, we show how Genetic Algorithm (GA) can be used, within the Adaboost framework, to find sets of features which can provide better classifiers with a shorter training time. The technique is referred as GABoost for our face detection system. The GA carries out an evolutionary search over possible features search space which results in a higher number of feature types and sets selected in lesser time. Experiments on a set of images from BioID database proved that by using GA to search on large number of feature types and sets, GA Boost is able to obtain cascade of boosted classifiers for a face detection system that can give higher detection rates, lower false positive rates and less training time  but gives higher detection rates.

   Genetic Algorithm, cascade of classifiers, Adaboost, rectangle features.


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Sagar M. Gawande

Paper Title:

Water Quality Assessment of “River Morna” Through Akola

Abstract: Akola is growing industrial city and also the pilgrim place in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State popularly known as cotton city, spreading on an area of 10 It is situated on the bank of “River Morna”. Nearly 65 MLD of waste water is flowing through the drainage system to the river water. Major part of the waste water is directly discharged into the “River Morna” and further many villages on the downstream side are using the river water for drinking and for irrigation purposes. The higher BOD, COD and other chemical and biological contents are polluting the river water and affecting quality of soil by lowering its fertility and health effect to people of Akola. It was intended to carry out the analysis of waste water of “River Morna”. The sampling points were decided for collection of waste water from the “River Morna” and analysis is carried out and the results are discussed in the paper.

   Genetic Algorithm, cascade of classifiers, Adaboost, rectangle features.


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Umogbai, V. I.

Paper Title:

Development of a Farm Level Paddy Rice Parboiling Device

Abstract:  The need to improve on parboiling techniques by rural farmers in Nigeria has led to the development of a parboiling device at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. Design and construction of a paddy rice parboiler was carried out using an empty 200 litres metal drum. It has a soaking chamber of 0.1378 m3 with perforated floor of 570 m3 and a steaming chamber of 0.0919 m3. The steaming chamber is directly below the soaking chamber and it is provided with two drain plugs to drain water off from the paddy mass and the steaming chamber. A rotating grid is incorporated to serve as a stirrer. The parboiler is mounted on a titling frame for ease of evacuation of the paddy after parboiling. Firewood was used as the source of fuel. The evaluation of the parboiler was done using 50 kg of the long grain rice (SIPPI). The performance of the developed parboiler was compared with the traditional method of parboiling using empty drums and the industrial method. A water uptake test was carried out for the products of the developed parboiler, traditional and industrial methods.  Panel subjective test was used to compare the quality of the rice parboiled with the developed parboiler, the traditional and industrial parboiler. The developed parboiler, parboiled 50 kg of rice in 30mins. The quantity of fuel (firewood) used in parboiling was 3.6 kg at a parboiling temperature of 950C. The traditional parboiler parboiled 50 kg of rice in 3 hours and the quantity of fuel (firewood) used in parboiling was 9.8 kg at a temperature of 105 0C.  Panels’ assessment showed that the quality of rice produced by the developed parboiler is good when compared to the traditional and industrial methods of parboiling. Overall results show a significant improvement, less time of operation and a cheaper cost using the developed parboiler. A 0.05 significant level used to test the null hypothesis concluded that there is no significant difference in the water uptake of the rice parboiled using the developed, industrial and traditional parboilers at varying temperatures. With a production cost of N15,750:00 (fifteen thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira only) and an operating cost of N400:00 (four hundred naira) which is equivalent to an average of 4.2 tons/month capacity of 35 tons of parboiled paddy per year, the developed parboiler gives a higher economic benefit than the traditional parboiler which cost N3,500:00 (three thousand, five hundred naira) with an average output of 10 tons of parboiled rice per year, which is equivalent to an average of 0.83 tons/month.

    Device, Paddy, Parboiling, Rice.


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J.Alla Bagash, T.Prathap, G.Karthik

Paper Title:

Power Control of a Hybrid Wind Generator for Distributed Power Generation and Grid Integration

Abstract:   In this paper A dc-coupled wind/hydrogen/super capacitor hybrid power system is proposed is control the system and is to coordinate these different sources, particularly their power exchange, in order to make controllable the generated power. The generated power does not depend on the grid requirement but entirely on the fluctuant wind condition. As a result, an active wind generator can be built to provide some ancillary services to the grid. The control system should be adapted to integrate the power management strategies. Two power management strategies are presented and compared experimentally. We found that the “source-following” strategy has better performances on the grid power regulation than the “grid-following” strategy.

Distributed power, energy management, hybridpower system (HPS), power control, wind generator (WG).


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Vandana Choudhary, Rajesh Mehra

Paper Title:

2-Bit CMOS Comparator by Hybridizing PTL and Pseudo Logic

Abstract:    In this paper an area and power efficient hybrid comparator is proposed by hybridizing PTL and Pseudo logic design. This hybrid comparator is proposed to improve area and power in 120 nm technology and compared with the previous work. To improve area and power minimum number of transistor logic is used in the proposed hybrid comparator. The proposed comparator has been designed and simulated using DSCH 3.1 and Microwind 3.1 on 120nm. Also the simulation of layout and parametric analysis has been done for the proposed comparator design. Power and current variation with respect to the supply voltage and temperature has been performed on BSIM-4 and LEVEL-3 on 120nm. Results show that area consumed by the proposed hybrid comparator is 40.99% on 120nm technology. At 1.2V input supply voltage the proposed adder has shown an improvement of 42.69% in power on BSIM-4 120nm technology 

  Magnitude comparator; Binary Comparator; High speed; Low power; Hybrid PTL/PSEUDO NMOS logic


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Aditi Sandhu, Prashant Priyadarshi, Shalini Tiwari

Paper Title:

GSM Based Engine & A.C Control System for Vehicles 

Abstract:     The main objective of this paper is to focus on a system which is developed using GSM module, KEIL software and PROTEUS software to work as a wireless vehicle engine igniter for various vehicle engine based application. Through this application we can take control over every module inside the vehicle which depends upon the ignition of engine .One of the application focused in this paper is ignition of Air Conditioning system using GSM module. The A.C inside the car usually takes ten to fifteen minutes to maintain the normal temperature. By using this GSM module we turn ON the Vehicle A.C before a required specific time. This is done in two simple steps-Firstly ignition of vehicle engine and Secondly ignition of A.C inside the vehicle by sending SMS by owner’s mobile. The proceeding content will reveal a general outlook to achieve the foresaid objectives.

   GSM, Microcontroller, Relay, Proteus , Keil,


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Sumedha B. Hallale, Geeta D. Salunke

Paper Title:

Twelve Directional Feature Extraction for Handwritten English Character Recognition

Abstract:      Directional features have been successfully used for the recognition of both machine printed as well as handwritten characters. Selection of feature extraction method is probably the single most important factor in achieving high performance in pattern recognition. In this paper, twelve directional features are used for the recognition of handwritten English alphabets and numerals. The properties of similarity measure are analysed with directional pattern matching. Then the comparison is made between recognition rate of conventional and twelve directional feature extraction techniques. The experiment shows that directional feature extraction techniques are better than conventional one.

    Feature extraction, Pattern recognition, Directional pattern matching, Recognition rate.


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Ravi Kumar B

Paper Title:

HVS Based Steganography

Abstract:       The main aim of the project carried is to produce an efficient steganography method which can be avoided by identified through anti-detecting agents ,the project is combination of the two method ,First method is visual criteria and it is followed by data encryption method ,the visual criteria is the method which provide the  embedded impact values of the cover image by means of this values stegno image can avoids the pixel distortion of the cover image will embedding the secret message into the cover image, the experimental results later show that the proposed information hiding system can perform well in different types of images.

   Contrast masking, Embedding, Embedding impact, Steganography.


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Ketki Muzumdar, Ravi Mante, Prashant Chatur

Paper Title:

Neural Network Approach for Web Usage Mining

Abstract: Web usage mining attempts to discover useful knowledge from the secondary data obtained from the interactions of the users with the Web. Web usage mining has become very critical for effective Web site management, business and support services, personalization, and network traffic flow analysis and so on. Previous study on Web usage mining using a concurrent Clustering, Neural based approach has shown that the usage trend analysis very much depends on the performance of the clustering of the number of requests. In this paper, a novel approach Self Organizing Map is introduced, which is a kind of neural network, in the process of Web Usage Mining to detect user’s patterns. We are going to analyze the traditional K-Means algorithm result with comparison to SOM. The process details the transformations necessaries to modify the data storage in the Web Servers Log files to an input of SOM.

    Clustering, K-Means, SOM, Web Server Log File, Web Usage Mining


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Alok Kumar, Surya Bhushan Dubey

Paper Title:

Enhancement of Transient Stability in Transmission Line Using SVC Facts Controller

Abstract:  This paper will discuss and demonstrate how Static Var Compensator (SVC) has successfully been applied to control transmission systems dynamic performance for system disturbance and effectively regulate system voltage. SVC is basically a shunt connected static var generator whose output is adjusted to exchange capacitive or inductive current so as to maintain or control specific power variable; typically, the control variable is the SVC bus voltage. One of the major reasons for installing a SVC in transmission line is to improve transient stability of a line. Static VAR Compensator is a shunt connected FACTS devices, and plays an important role as a stability aid for dynamic and transient disturbances in power systems. UPFC controller is another FACTS device which can be used to control active and reactive power flows in a transmission line. The damping of power system oscillations after a three phase fault is also analyzed with the analyzation of the effects of SVC on transient stability performance of a power system. A general program for transient stability studies to incorporate FACTS devices is developed using modified partitioned solution approach. The modeling of SVC for transient stability evaluation is studied and tested on a 10-Generator, 39 - Bus, New England Test System.

     SVC Facts Controller, Transient stability, Matlab.


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S.M.Mehzabeen, I.Manju

Paper Title:

Efficient Optimization Of FPGA On-Chip Memory For Image Processing Algorithm

Abstract:  This paper is concerned with efficient optimization and low power implementation of FPGA on-chip memories in image processing algorithms. In recent years on chip memories are expected to increase continuously which depends upon the application for future generation portable devices and high performance processors. Memory plays a major role in image processing applications more than 90% of the consumed power in the system is by the memory part. This paper provides a novel approach by making SPSRAM to function like a DPSRAM. It supports most of the access schemes for Image processing algorithms and also when the readout changes the memories need not to be redesigned. It achieves high throughput, less hardware requirement and high bandwidth utilization. The   full bandwidth utilization has been achieved by splitting the on-chip memory into four sub banks.  The Optimization of power can be done by making any two banks active at a time.It is well suited for various image coding algorithms when compared to the typical SPSRAM and TDP SRAM.It finds applications in most of the parallel processing fields.GENERAL TERMS Design, measurement, performance, theory

  Bandwidth utilization, Field programmable gate array, Power optimization, SRAM, access schemes in image processing, TDP SRAM.


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Mehboob Ul Amin, Randhir Singh, Javaid.A.Skeikh

Paper Title:

A New Method for PAPR Reduction in MIMO- OFDM Using Combination of OSTBC Encoder and DCT Matrix

Abstract:   Multiple-Input Multiple-Output  Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) is an attractive air-interface solution for next generation wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs), and fourth generation mobile cellular wireless systems. However one of the main disadvantage associated with MIMO-OFDM systems is the high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the transmitter’s output signal on different antennas. High Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) for MIMO-OFDM system is still a demanding area and difficult issue. So far numerous techniques based on PAPR reduction have been proposed. In this paper a new technique based on the combination of Orthogonal Space Time Block Code (OSTBC) Encoder and Discrete Cosine Transform  based Selective Level Mapping as method of PAPR reduction technique has been proposed and simulated. The results have been verified in terms of various graphs and plots and are compared with earlier results of embedded transform techniques. Simulations show that better results are obtained in the proposed technique

   Multiple Input Multiple Out (MIMO), Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) ,Orthogonal Space Time Block (OSTBC) Encoder, Discreet Cosine Transform (DCT), Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function (CCDF).


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R.Murali, P. Nagasekhara Reddy, B. Asha Kiran

Paper Title:

Power Quality Enhancement of Distributed Network fed with Renewable Energy Sources based on Interfacing Inverter

Abstract: Renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity using dish-stirling systems, and wind turbine power are environmentally advantageous sources of energy that can be considered for electric power generation.  The expenses of renewable  energy technologies  have decreased  in recent  years,  so that  an ever-increasing  number  of applications  can  be economically justified by utilities. The integration  of generation  from renewable  energy sources into electric power distribution  systems  is a reasonable  way  for  electric  utilities  to  apply  renewable  energy  resources,  since  it places  the sources near the load with  more efficient operation. The interfacing inverter is controlled to perform as a multi-function device by incorporating active power filter functionality and this inverter is used to inject power generated from Renewable Energy Sources to the grid. The objectives of this paper is to develop an assessment methodology for  renewable  energy  electric  generation  and  energy  storage  facilities  integrated  into  electric power distribution systems which addresses the distributed benefits of electricity generation from renewable sources and their true value to the system, and to apply the methodology in case studies. The renewable energy sources which are interconnected to distributed network with interfacing power electronic inverter is analyzed for power quality enhancement by using MATLAB/SIMULINK software.

    Renewable Energy Sources (RES), interfacing inverter, Power Quality, Active power filter .


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Rajni Bala, Jaswinder Singh

Paper Title:

Effect on Multiband Behavior of Square Fractal Dipole Antenna with the Variation of Angle between Square Fractals

Abstract:  In this paper the design of square shape multiband dipole antenna using fractal geometry is described. The fractal antenna has been designed on substrate FR-4 having thickness h=1.4mm, _r= 4.4 with dimension 70×35mm. Ansoft HFSS software has been used to design and simulate the antenna. The antenna exhibit multiband resonances due to the self similarity in its structure. Firstly antenna was designed up to fourth iteration by keeping angle of 450 between adjacent squares. The experimental result indicates that the antenna resonates at six frequencies 0.75GHz, 2.15 GHz, 3.35 GHz, 4.65 GHz, 5.95 GHz and 7.25 GHz.  It is observed that the multiband behavior of antenna is affected by the variation in angle between adjacent square fractals. In same design when angle between adjacent square fractals is reduced up to 100 the resonance frequencies also get reduced up to three, but at these three resonant frequencies the percentage of bandwidth get increased which means antenna shows wideband behavior.

 Multiband antenna, Fractal, Resonant frequency


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Niketa Vishwanath Patil, S.U.Kadam

Paper Title:

Thermal Recognition in Biometrics Approach

Abstract:   Humans recognize each other according to their various characteristics for ages. We recognize others by their face when we meet them and by their voice as we speak to them. Identity verification (authentication) in computer systems has been traditionally based on something that one has (key, magnetic or chip card) or one knows (PIN, password). Things like keys or cards, however, tend to get stolen or lost and passwords are often forgotten or disclosed. To achieve more reliable verification or identification we should use something that really characterizes the given person. Biometrics offer automated methods of identity verification or identification on the principle of measurable physiological or behavioural characteristics such as a fingerprint or a voice sample. The characteristics are measurable, unique and these characteristics should biometrics not be duplicable. Proper design and implementation of the biometric system can indeed increase the overall security; especially the smartcard based solutions seem to be very promising. Making a secure biometric systems is, however, not as easy as it might appear. The word biometrics is very often used as a synonym for the perfect security

Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Matching, Palm Geometry, Thermal face recognition, Thermal recognition


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P. Sumitra

Paper Title:

A New, Fast and Efficient Wavelet Based Image Compression Technique Using JPEG2000 with EBCOT versus SPIHT

Abstract:    A wavelet is a function like a small wave and a ripple of baseline.  The Wavelet Transform (WT) is a technique for analyzing signals.  It was developed as an alternative to the Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT) to overcome the problems related to its frequency and time resolution properties.  Wavelet can be used to represent data as diverse as heart beats and television signals, in a way that reduces redundancy within the signal.  Therefore it can be used for image compression.  This paper focuses important features of wavelet transform in compression of still images, including the extent to which the quality of image is degraded by the process of wavelet compression and decompression. The techniques used are Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) and Embedded Block Coding Optimal Truncation Code (EBCOT). These techniques are more efficient and provide a better quality in the image. In compression, wavelets have shown a good adaptability to a wide range of data, while being of reasonable complexity.  The above techniques have been successfully used in many applications. The techniques are compared by using the performance parameters PSNR.  Images obtained with those techniques yield very good results.



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Mercy Nesa Rani and Thangaswamy Rajesh

Paper Title:

Comparative Analysis on Software’s used in Expert System with Special Reference to Agriculture

Abstract:  The expert system developed by various experts clearly indicate that different software’s were used to develop computer based expert system for different applications. There are two ways of building expert system: one is to develop from scratch i.e. to code the expert system as a normal computer programme for each domain using programming languages like CLIPS, PROLOG, LISP, VB 6.0, VB.Net, ASP.Net, PHP etc as front end, MS Access, MySQL, ORACLE etc as back end and the other is to use an expert system shell i.e. to build an expert system with the help of specially designed programmes that are commercially available which may be used for a particular domain. The shell enables the user to build their own expert system with or without the help from knowledge engineers. Thus shells can make considerable saving on programming time. Because of this, building expert system can be faster and more commercial. This paper discuss about different softwares used for the development of expert system.

   Agriculture, Expert System, Software, Information and Farmers


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D. S. Monisha, R. Shantha Selva Kumari

Paper Title:

Implementation of RNG in FPGA using Efficient Resource Utilization

Abstract:   Computers’ required random numbers initially, for simulations and numerical computations like Monte Carlo calculations. Random number generators offer an important contribution to many communication systems for security. They are critical components in computational science. However the tradeoff between quality and computational performance is an issue for many numerical simulations. FPGA optimized RNGs are efficient in terms of resources than other types of software-based RNGs which means that they can take advantage of bitwise operations and FPGA based specific features. One of the types of FPGA based RNG called a LUT-SR RNG is illustrated using an algorithm. Shift registers are used to improve mixing rate between numbers. Results will be misleading when correlations exist between the random numbers and hence permutations are used. The LUTs are configured into shift registers. The algorithm is simplified based on the architecture such that it ensures longer periods. A generator with a period of 2^(r )-1 can be implemented and provides r random output bits. This provides a good quality balance compared to previous generators. The critical path between all registers is a single LUT. The program is run in ModelSim 6.4a and implementation is done using Xilinx PlanAhead Virtex5 kit.

 random number generator (RNG), field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), SIMD, Look up table, Shift Register (LUT SR).


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Milind U. Nemade, Satish K. Shah

Paper Title:

Beamforming based Speech Recognition using Genetic Algorithm for Real-time Systems

Abstract:  The speech based applications have been always important in communication for the humans. There are in various essential applications like speech recognition, voice-distance-talk and other forms of personal communications. Most recently, speech based interface has been tried to be employed in almost all the mobile and stationary devices. However, these attempts could not give ultimate response due to variations in surrounding noises, changes in person to person speech and also intra person variation. This scenario leads to further research that will make speech recognition more robust and general and can be applied upcoming electronic devices to be sued for gaming, entertainment, cellular phones. The broad categories of speech enhancement techniques can be listed as speech filtering techniques, beam forming techniques and active noise cancellation methods. In this paper, we have improved the performance of beamforming based speech recognition system using evolutionary computational algorithms (Genetic algorithm, GA). Additionally, the system is made to be working in real-time as time required for classifier has been reduced dramatically. This is particularly achieved by including the zeros at random places and in random amount in initial population chromosomes, which were generated randomly in the range of 0 to 1. This results in the reduction of feature elements in feature descriptor and have feature vector length. The experiments were performed for 20 words including numbers and commands, 10 words of numbers only and 10 words of commands only for different values of filter bank parameters.  The results show the effectiveness of the GA optimization in all the subsets of experiments with different parameters of beamforming.

Delay and sum beamformer, HMM based classifier, Least Mean Square, MFC, Nearest Neighbor Classifier


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V.J.K.Kishor Sonti, V.Kannan

Paper Title:

Noise Analysis of Novel Design of MODFET Low Noise Amplifier

Abstract:   In this paper, Noise analysis of a novel MODFET LNA was done that is designed using Micro strip based design methodology. A novel design has been proposed for MODFET LNA Load and stability has been obtained. A comparative analysis has been done for different values of drain voltages. Noise analysis has also been done and the design is carried out at a centre frequency of 2.4 GHz and the noise bandwidth considered is 6GHz. In this paper the work is carried out using ADS simulation software. Scattering parameter S11 and S22 are obtained. Noise figure and gain of Cascaded LNA is also obtained. Variation of noise figure and gain with respect to frequency has been obtained. From the results the effect of drain voltage on the design performance is explored. Layout of the proposed design has been obtained. Results obtained are in greater coherence with the theoretical observations.

  MODFET, Noise, LNA, Micro Strip


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D. M. Awze, A. K. Mahalle

Paper Title:

Design of Steam Pipe Layout and Hanger Support in Thermal Power Station

Abstract:    Steam piping layout in thermal power station is used to transfer steam from one area to another area to perform the work. The present paper is related to steam piping layout between Boiler outlet & Turbine inlet i.e. main steam line. The steam piping layout directly impacts the drop in pressure of the steam. The ideal condition is that the pressure require at turbine inlet should be equal to boiler super heater out let pressure. But due to various factors there is 7 to 9 Kg/cm2 pressure drop. By changing the steam piping layout pressure drop can be minimized. The slight change in pressure drop result less power require to increase the pressure of steam (i.e. Boiler feed Pump) throughout  life cycle of power plant. It means auxiliary consumption can be reduce by doing modification in steam piping layout. The change in piping layout also changes the hanger support position.

   Steam piping layout, main steam line, Pressure drop, Hanger support


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N.Kiran Babu, P.S.Srinivas Babu

Paper Title:

Design of Physical Coding Sublayer using 8B/10B Algorithm

Abstract:     In order to resolve the problem of base-line offset and unbalanced code flow during the fiber data transmission, thesis give a simple and practical solution 8B/10B encoder. This solution taking a method which integrate checking scheme and logic operation, through Verilog HDL description language, realize the design of encoder. The proposed circuit is simulated in Xilinx and Cadence. The results obtained in various tools are presented in this paper.

    Physical coding sub layer, 8B/10B algorithm, Synchronization, Verilog HDL, Cadence Encounter


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Matilda.S, B.Palaniappan, Thambidurai.T

Paper Title:

Performance Analysis of Adaptive Queuing Techniques for Streaming Real-Time Video

Abstract:      Wireless communication today is a mixture of real  time traffic whic is expeced to ocuppy over 70% by 2016 [1].   The challenge lies in integrating the age old wired network with the new-born 4G networks to provide better user experience. Excessive delay is observed in the Base stations and  WiMax networks due to difference in available bandwidth between the fixed network and the wireless link. The main reason attributed to the failure in streaming of real-time video, is lack of proper buffer design, which has resulted in bufferbloat across the Internet. This increases the delay across the network eventually leading to packet loss. If QOS is configured correctly in the network, time sensitive packets get priority and playout is smooth.  Many techniques such as Active Queue Management and Controlled Delay tend to reduce the effects of bufferbloat. The random drop of packets and static value of queue size adopted in these methods do not support real-time traffic. In this paper Adaptive Controlled delay algorithm has been proposed to overcome the drawbacks of the existing methods and provide a better Quality of Service for real-time video.

 Real-time video, Bufferbloat, Controlled Delay, Adaptive Controlled Delay


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Namitha Sona, Shantharama Rai.c

Paper Title:

Fuzzy Logic Controller for the Speed Control of an IC Engine using Matlab \ Simulink

Abstract: the use of graphical dynamic system simulation software is becoming more popular as engines try to reduce the time to develop new control system. Dynamic system simulation software is an important tool and developing advanced reliable and high quality products and systems. This paper explains about one of the a tool MATLAB/SIMULINK used and the study of system dynamics of a four stroke IC engine which will give clear idea about speed control of IC engine using fuzzy logic. A Fuzzy Logic controller is thereby developed to control the speed of the IC Engine with variable load conditions.

  internal combustion(IC) engine, fuzzy logic controller. Matlab /simulink


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Sachin Goyal, Mukul Gaur, Sulata Bhandari

Paper Title:

Power Regulation of a Wind Turbine Using Adaptive Fuzzy- PID Pitch Angle Controller

Abstract:   This paper considers power generation control in variable pitch wind turbines, using an adaptive fuzzy-PID controller. The pitch angle control system was simulated using MATLAB/ SIMULINK tool to test the control strategy and performance evaluation of the system. To test the controller’s performance, a wind profile has been simulated and results are validated to show that the proposed controllers are effective for power regulation. To highlight the improvements of the method the proposed controller are compared to the conventional PID controller.

   Adaptive control, Fuzzy controller, PID- controller, Pitch control, Wind turbine


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6.     Linjing Hu, Dongmin Xi and Tao Liu, “Research of Wind Generation Pitch System Bases on Fuzzy Adaptive PID”, 2nd International conference on intelligent control and Information Processing, 2011, pp. 97-100.

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Mukul Gaur, Sachin Goyal, Sulata Bhandari,

Paper Title:

Effect of Time Delay on Robust PID Controllers for a Transfer Function

Abstract:    A controller designed for a nominal process model generally works fine for the nominal plant model, but may fail even by a slight change in it. Robust control deals with system analysis and control design for such imperfectly known process models. Robust control has been a recent addition to the field of control engineering that primarily deals with obtaining system robustness in the presence of uncertainties. A lot of research has been done and many approaches are available for robust design of the plants. In this paper, a graphical technique introduced in [1] to find all proportional integral derivative (PID) controllers that satisfy the robust stability constraint of a given single input-single-output (SISO) linear time-invariant (LTI) system with time delay[1], is followed and effects of change of time-delay in the nominal plant model is discussed..

H∞ control, Robust stability, small gain theorem, time-delay.


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14.     Emami, T. and J.M. Watkins, “Robust performance characterization of PID controllers in the frequency domain,” WSEAS Transactions Journal of Systems and Control, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2009, pp. 232-242.

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Kunatsa T, Mufundirwa A

Paper Title:

Biogas Production from Water Hyacinth Case of Lake Chivero - Zimbabwe A review

Abstract  The purpose of this study was to review the energy situation in Zimbabwe as well as the possibility of producing biogas from water hyacinth. Zimbabwe faces a shortage of electrical energy owing to internal generation shortfalls and the country imports all its petroleum fuels at a huge cost.The majority of people in Zimbabwe as a developing country are dependent on traditional and inefficient energy services that constrain their ability to enhance economic productivity and quality of life. The water hyacinth weed has invaded approximately all rivers, lakes and dams in Zimbabwe and government authorities are relying on research institutions to come up with solutions to deal with this invasive weed. The costs connected with elimination and maintenance control of water hyacinth are quite considerable. This study found out that the option of biogas production as a way of energy exploration using water hyacinth may not only sustain the energy availability but also improve environmental sustainability by improving the social, economic and physical well being of the environment.

Biogas, Lake Chivero, Renewable energy, Water Hyacinth


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Radhamani R, Keshaveni

Paper Title:

FPGA implementation of Efficient and High Speed Template Matching Module

Abstract   Template Matching is a digital image processing technique used in classifying objects .Due to changing intensity and template size the computational complexity increases. In our project we have simplified the original normalized cross-correlation (NCC) algorithm and designed a parallel processing pipelined architecture circuit to improve the computational speed and accuracy .This template matching module can be used in all types of vision applications, pattern recognition and elastic matching.

 Image processing, mean, Normalized cross-correlation, template matching


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10.    Nisheeth Gupta, Nikhil Gupta, "A VLSI Architecture for Image Registration in Real Time," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS, VOL. 15, NO. 9SEPTEMBER 2007

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Arvind Yadav, Jagdish Kumar

Paper Title:

Harmonic Reduction in Cascaded Multilevel Inverter

Abstrac:  This paper presents method of selecting switching angles of a cascaded multilevel inverter so as to produce required fundamental voltage along with improved staircase waveform in terms of harmonics. Cascaded multilevel inverter uses number of DC sources, for k sources number of levels will be 2k+1 and leads to k number of non-linear equations to be solved. Many approaches can be made regarding the solution but this paper focuses on Specific Harmonic Elimination (SHE) technique for angle optimization. Newton-Raphson method is used and the difficulty with this method is a closed initial guess. Variation of angles with modulation index is observed and THD is calculated for selected modulation indexes and all attempts are made so as to get lowest THD. Results are simulated in MATLAB/Simulink environment.

   Cascaded multilevel inverter, SHE, Switching angles, THD.


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Swati Mishra, Siddharth Bali

Paper Title:

Harmonic Reduction in Cascaded Multilevel Inverter

Abstrac:   Cryptography is an imperative tool for protecting and securing data. Security provides safety and reliability. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is typically used to obtain solution for optimization and search problems. This paper presents application of GA in the field of cryptography. Key Selection in public key cryptography is a selection process in which keys can be categorized on the basis of their fitness, making GA a good candidate for key generation. Primary goals of our algorithm was to provide fast and improved performance results having practical and feasible implementation. GA correlates nature to a great extent and produce population of keys such that keys with higher fitness value is replicated often. Good Fitness function helps in exploring search space more efficiently and effectively while bad fitness function traps GA operating in local optimum solution and losing its discovery power. Pearson’s Coefficient of auto-correlation was used to calculate the fitness of keys. Ranking of keys was performed to find the best fit key. The private key generated cannot be derived from public key. The key samples satisfy gap and frequency test. Thus, purely random and non-repeating final keys were obtained by application of GA which increased the keys strength and security.

    About four key words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.


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Niketa N, Shantharama Rai.C

Paper Title:

Design and Modeling of Fuzzy Logic Based Voltage Controller for an Alternator

Abstrac:    Wide range of electrical apparatus used in industrial application require automatic voltage regulator for stability purpose. As the loud on an alternator is varied, its terminal voltage is also found to vary. This variation terminal voltage is due to voltage drop in armature and armature reaction, therefore this paper aims to design voltage regulator to maintain the terminal voltage of alternator at constant value at load condition. The armature voltage of a synchronous generator is controlled by varying the field voltage using fuzzy logic based control method. Voltage difference between the immediate output voltage and the rated voltage of the generator is used to process the rate of change of voltage error. The amount of armature voltage that has to be applied to the alternator is varied by the controller to keep the output of alternator at its rated value. The system is designed and simulated using MATLAB simulink.

 alternator, fuzzy logic controller (FLC), voltage control.


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Vijaykumar  Kulkarni , Pradip Katti

Paper Title:

Policies and Strategies for the Improvement in Energy Efficiency in Industries – Indian Experience

Abstrac:  Energy has become the basic need of human beings. With technological advancements the supply-demand gap is alarmingly increasing globally. This causes burden on the nation like increase in generation capacity or energy import. Energy policies and regulations are framed by various nations. Majority of energy is consumed by industrial sector. An effort  in energy conservation by improving the energy efficiency in industries in the light of these policies and  strategies formed for industries to improve the energy efficiency can be effective. In this paper, the energy policies of some nations including India are discussed. Energy saving strategies for industries  are proposed. Energy efficiency  can be improved by these strategies. A sample case study in an industry  and the results show that  the operation of the equipment and machineries in accordance with the policies and regulations has resulted in 12% of  average saving in energy with less or no investments.

 Energy conservation, energy policies, energy strategies, energy saving


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9.          V.   A.Kulkarni and. P.K.Katti, ‘ Improvement of Energy Efficiency In         Industries By Facility Based Energy    Management’ IEEE International Conference on Energy, Automation and Signals(ICEAS2011), Bubaneshwar India, 28-30 Dec2011

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Shashikant Pandey, Suman Kant, Vinod Mishra, Neha Khatri, Sarepaka.V.Ramagopal

Paper Title:

Parametric Optimization of Ball End Magneto Rheological Finishing Process on EN-31

Abstrac:   This work is concerned to explore the effect of process parameters of the ball end magnetorheologial finishing on the magnetic work piece to achieve nanofinishing. Magnetizing Current, working gap and Nozzle speed have been considered as input parameters; however percent improvement in surface roughness considered as an outcome of the process. In Present work the experiments have been carried out with above mentioned input process parameters with the help of the standard L9 orthogonal array of Taguchi .The measurement of the surface roughness is taken with the help of contact type Contact Mechanical Profiler PGI 120. Experimental data has been analyzed by using pooled anova for finding the contribution of input parameters, and further searching best input values to obtain optimal/near optimal output value. In the end a generic input-output relation has been developed using regression analysis to predict output value for newer input values.

Magneto rheological finishing, Surface roughness, Taguchi method, ANOVA, Regression model


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Thumpi.R, Manjula R.B, Sunilkumar S.Manvi

Paper Title:

A Survey on Routing Protocols for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

Abstrac:   Underwater communication in recent times has gained great importance owing to reasons varying from predicting natural disasters to formulating strategic defence systems. Underwater communication systems face challenges ranging higher propagation delays to frequency related constraints like bandwidth limitations, Doppler spread, multipath propagation and is greatly affected by distance between nodes and link orientation. This call for the formation of most appropriate routing protocol for UASN. This paper explores the significant advantages, disadvantages and applications of different existing routing protocols

  Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks (UASNs), Acoustic Communication


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Swati Singh, Gaurav Dubey

Paper Title:

Finding Interest of People in Purchasing Real Estate by Using Data Mining Techniques

Abstrac:   Data mining is the extraction of hidden predictive information from large databases; it is a powerful technology with great potential to help organizations focus on the most important information in their data warehouses. Data mining tools predict future trends and behaviours, helps organizations to make proactive knowledge-driven decisions. Hence by using data mining techniques we predict the interest of people in real estate and their pattern of purchasing them. The data has collected by moving the questionnaire among the people. We used two data mining techniques that classify the data based on certain attributes, are classification (Zeror classifier) and clustering (simple k means). And then based on their result several bar charts have been drawn.

  Data mining tools predict future trends and behaviours, helps organizations to make proactive knowledge-driven decisions.


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Zhenxing Luo

Paper Title:

Survey of Applications of Pupil Detection Techniques in Image and Video Processing

Abstrac:   This paper presents a variety of applications of the pupil detection techniques in image and Video processing. Moreover, the robust pupil detection techniques are also discussed. The purpose of this paper is to provide some background knowledge for new researchers in pupil detection area. 

   Pupil detection, robust techniques, Iris recognition system, and Diabetic retinopathy. .


1.          L. Lin, P. Lin, L. Wei, and L. Yu, "A robust and accurate detection of pupil images," in Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on  Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI), pp.70-74, 16-18 Oct. 2010.
2.          G. Gomai, A. El-Zaart, H. Mathkour, "A new approach for pupil detection in iris recognition system," in Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on  Computer Engineering and Technology (ICCET), pp.V4-415, 16-18 April 2010.

3.          R. Kheirolahy, H. Ebrahimnezhad, and M. H. Sedaaghi, "Robust pupil boundary detection by optimized color mapping for iris recognition," in Proc. of the 14th International CSI Computer Conference (CSICC'09), pp.170-175, 20-21 Oct. 2009.

4.          G. Akinci, E. Polat, and O. M. Kocak, "Neuropsychiatric disorders classification using a video based pupil detection system," in Proc. of International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA), pp.1-5, 2-4 July 2012.

5.          Ektesabi and A. Kapoor, "Exact pupil and iris boundary detection," in Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on  Control, Instrumentation and Automation (ICCIA), pp.1217-1221, 27-29 Dec. 2011.

6.          W. Aryaputera, X. Gao, W. Damon, Y. Sun, and Y. Wong, "Automatic pupil detection on retro-illumination lens images from a population-based study," in Proc. of 7th IEEE Conference on  Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), pp.1772-1777, 18-20 July 2012.

7.          H. Xinyu, T. Changpeng, Q. Hou, A. Tokuta, and R. Yang, "An experimental study of pupil constriction for liveness detection," in Proc. of IEEE Workshop on
Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), pp.252-258, 15-17 Jan. 2013.

8.          Y. Ebisawa, “Robust pupil detection by image difference with positional compensation”, in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems (VECIMS 2009), May 2009, Hong Kong, China.

9.          Yan, J. Li, S. Liu and H. Yuan, “A robust algorithm for pupil center detection,” in Proc. of 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), 21-23 June 2011, Beijing, China.

10.       S. Goni, J. Echeto, A. Villanueva, and R. Cabeza, "Robust algorithm for pupil-glint vector detection in a video-oculography eyetracking system," in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on  Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2004), pp.941-944, 23-26 Aug. 2004.

11.       Z. X. Luo, “Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with Heterogeneous Sensors”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 1, no.4, Sept. 2012

12.       Z. X. Luo, “Overview of Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 1, no. 4, Sept.

13.       Z. X. Luo, “Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with   Normally Distributed Sensor Gains”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering,
vol. 2, no. 6, Jan. 2013.

14.       Z. X. Luo, “Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Decisions Transmitted over Rayleigh Fading Channels”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 6, Jan. 2013.

15.       Z. X. Luo, “Distributed Estimation and Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences, vol. 1, no. 3, Feb. 2013.

16.       Z. X. Luo, “Anti-attack and Channel Aware Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Deployed in Hostile Environments,” International Journal of
Engineering and Advanced Technology, vol. 1, no. 6, Aug. 2012.

17.       Z. X. Luo, “A New Direct Search Method for Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Journal of innovative technology and exploring engineering, vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012.

18.       Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “Optimal threshold for locating targets within a surveillance region using a binary sensor network,” in Proc. of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 09), Dec. 2009.

19.       Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “A multi-objective method to balance energy consumption and performance for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.

20.       Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “Performance comparison between maximum likelihood and heuristic weighted average estimation methods for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.

21.       Z. X. Luo, “A censoring and quantization scheme for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.2, no.2, 2012.

22.       Z. X. Luo, “A coding and decoding scheme for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, Vol.2, no. 4, Sept. 2012




Zhenxing Luo

Paper Title:

Survey of Networking Techniques for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

Abstrac:    This paper discusses some interesting aspects of wireless multimedia sensor networks, such as security, energy consumption and QoS. It can serve as an introductory material for new researchers. .

    wireless multimedia sensor networks, Quality of Service, energy consumption, and security .


1.       D. Ru, W. Pu, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Correlation-Aware QoS Routing for Wireless Video Sensor Networks," in Proc. of 2010 IEEE  Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010), pp. 6-10 Dec. 2010.
2.       M. Younis, K. Akkaya,  M. Eltoweissy, and A. Wadaa, "On handling QoS traffic in wireless sensor networks,"  in Proceedings of the 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 5-8, Jan. 2004.

3.       S. Guo and T. D. Little, "QoS-enabled Video Streaming in Wireless Sensor Networks," in Proc. of 9th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, pp.214-217, 15-17 July 2010.

4.       M. A. Hamid, M. Alam, and H. Choong-seon, "Design of a QoS-Aware Routing Mechanism for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks," in Proc. Of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), pp.1-6, Nov. 30 2008-Dec. 4 2008.

5.       H. Pei, X. Yang, and T. Yongdong, "A Robust and Energy-Efficient Approach for Image/Video Dissemination in WSNs," in Proc. of the 5th IEEE Conference on Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2008), pp.665-669, 10-12 Jan. 2008.

6.       H. Wang, D. Peng, W Wang, H. Sharif, and H. Chen, "Energy-Aware Adaptive Watermarking for Real-Time Image Delivery in Wireless Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC '08), pp.1479-1483, 19-23 May 2008.

7.       H. Wang and D. Peng, W. Wang, H. Sharif, and H. Chen, "Image transmissions with security enhancement based on region and path diversity in wireless sensor networks," IEEE Transactions on  Wireless Communications,  vol.8, no.2, pp.757-765, Feb. 2009.

8.       J. F. Mingorance-Puga, G. Macia-Fernandez, A. Grilo, and N. Tiglao, "Efficient multimedia transmission in wireless sensor networks," in Proc. of 6th EURO-NF Conference on  Next Generation Internet (NGI), pp.1-8, 2-4 June 2010.

9.       S. Qaisar, and H. Radha, "A reliability framework for visual sensor networks," in Proc. of Picture Coding Symposium, (PCS 2009), pp.1-4, 6-8 May 2009.

10.    Z. X. Luo, “Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with   Normally Distributed Sensor Gains”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 6, Jan. 2013.

11.    Z. X. Luo, “Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Decisions Transmitted over Rayleigh Fading Channels”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 6, Jan. 2013.

12.    Z. X. Luo, “Distributed Estimation and Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences, vol. 1, no. 3, Feb. 2013.

13.    Z. X. Luo, “Anti-attack and Channel Aware Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Deployed in Hostile Environments,” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, vol. 1, no. 6, Aug. 2012.

14.    Z. X. Luo, “A New Direct Search Method for Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Journal of innovative technology and exploring engineering, vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012.

15.    Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “Performance comparison between maximum likelihood and heuristic weighted average estimation methods for energy-based target
localization in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.

16.    Z. X. Luo, “A censoring and quantization scheme for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.2,
no.2, 2012

17.    Z. X. Luo, “A coding and decoding scheme for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, Vol.2, no. 4, Sept. 2012

18.    Z. X. Luo, “Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with Heterogeneous Sensors”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 1, no.4, Sept. 2012

19.    Z. X. Luo, “Overview of Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012

20.    Z. X. Luo, and T. C. Jannett, “Modeling Sensor Position Uncertainty for Robust Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless symposium, Santa Clara, CA, Jan. 2012.

21.    Z. X. Luo, “Robust Energy-based Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks in the Presence of Byzantine Attacks,” International Journal of Innovative Technology and exploring Engineering, vol. 1, no.3, Aug. 2012.

22.    Z. X. Luo, and T. C. Jannett, “Energy-Based Target Localization in Multi-Hop Wireless Sensor Networks, in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless
symposium, Santa Clara, CA, Jan. 2012.

23.    Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “Optimal threshold for locating targets within a surveillance region using a binary sensor network,” in Proc. of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 09), Dec. 2009.

24.    Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “A multi-objective method to balance energy consumption and performance for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.




Zhenxing Luo

Paper Title:

Survey of Corner Detection Techniques in Image Processing

Abstrac:  Corner detection is important in many applications, such as image registration, mobile robots, and computer vision. This paper discusses several important corner detectors. More recent developments in corner detection techniques are also presented.

     Corner detector, Harris corner detector, SUSAN corner detector, and Contour-based corner detector .


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2.       G. Xinting, F. Sattar, and R. Venkateswarlu, "Multiscale Corner Detection of Gray Level Images Based on Log-Gabor Wavelet Transform," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 17, pp. 868-875, 2007.

3.       C. Harris and M. Stephens, “A combined corner and edge detector,” in Proceedings of the 4th Alvey Vision Conference, pp. 147–151, 1988.

4.       Willis and S. Yunfeng, "An algebraic model for fast corner detection," in Proc. of the IEEE 12th International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009, pp. 2296-2302.

5.       S. M. Smith and J. M. Brady, “Susan - a new approach to low level image processing,” International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 45–78, 1997. 
6.       Z. Li-hui, C. Jie, Z. Juan, and D. Li-hua, "The Comparison of Two Typical Corner Detection Algorithms," in Proc. of the Second International Symposium on Intelligent Information Technology Application, 2008, pp. 211-215.

7.       Z. Ding and A. Ma, "Harris corner detection based on the multi-scale topological feature," in Proc. of the 2011 International Conference on  Computer Science and Network Technology, pp.1394-1397, Dec. 2011.

8.       B. Sirisha and B. Sandhya, "Evaluation of distinctive color features from harris corner key points,"  in Proc. of the 2013 IEEE 3rd International Advance Computing Conference, pp.1287-1292, Feb. 2013.

9.       S. Kim, I. Kweon and W. Lee, "Orientation based multi-scale corner detection for mobile robot application," in Proc. of the 12th International Conference on  Control, Automation and Systems, pp.466-468, Oct. 2012.

10.    M. Awrangjeb, G. Lu, and C. S.  Fraser, "Performance Comparisons of Contour-Based Corner Detectors," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.21, no.9,
pp.4167-4179, Sept. 2012.

11.    Z. X. Luo, “Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with Heterogeneous Sensors”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 1, no.4, Sept. 2012

12.    Z. X. Luo, “Overview of Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012

13.    Z. X. Luo, “Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with   Normally Distributed Sensor Gains”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 6, Jan. 2013.

14.    Z. X. Luo, “Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Decisions Transmitted over Rayleigh Fading Channels”, International Journal of Soft
Computing and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 6, Jan. 2013.

15.    Z. X. Luo, “Distributed Estimation and Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences, vol. 1, no. 3, Feb. 2013.

16.    Z. X. Luo, “Anti-attack and Channel Aware Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Deployed in Hostile Environments,” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, vol. 1, no. 6, Aug. 2012.

17.    Z. X. Luo, “A New Direct Search Method for Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Journal of innovative technology and exploring engineering, vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012.

18.    Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “Optimal threshold for locating targets within a surveillance region using a binary sensor network,” in Proc. of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 09), Dec. 2009.

19.    Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “A multi-objective method to balance energy consumption and performance for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.

20.    Z. X. Luo and T. C. Jannett, “Performance comparison between maximum likelihood and heuristic weighted average estimation methods for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.

21.    Z. X. Luo, “A censoring and quantization scheme for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks,” Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.2, no.2, 2012.

22.    Z. X. Luo, “A coding and decoding scheme for energy-based target localization in wireless sensor networks”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering, Vol.2, no. 4, Sept. 2012.




M. Aziz, Vinod Kumar, Aasha Chauhan, Bharti Thakur

Paper Title:

Power Quality Improvement by Suppression of Current Harmonics Using Hysteresis Controller Technique

Abstrac:  Recently wide spread of power electronic equipment has caused an increase of the harmonic disturbances in the power systems. The nonlinear loads draw harmonic and reactive power components of current from ac mains. Current harmonics generated by nonlinear loads such as adjustable speed drives, static power supplies and UPS. Thus a perfect compensator is required to avoid the consequences due to harmonics. To overcome problems due to harmonics Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) has been considered extensively. SAPF has better harmonic compensation than the other approaches used for solving the harmonic related problems. The performance of the SAPF depends upon different control strategies. This paper presents the performance analysis of SAPF under most important control strategy namely instantaneous real active and reactive power method (p-q) for extracting reference currents of shunt active filters under unbalanced load condition. Detailed simulations have been carried out considering this control strategy and adequate results were presented. These simulation results validate the significance of instantaneous real active and reactive power (p-q) control strategy in achieving an effective harmonic compensation under unbalanced load conditions. In this paper, harmonic control strategy is applied to compensate the current harmonics in the system. A detailed study about the harmonic control method has been used  using shunt active filter technique

    Hysteresis Current control, Instantaneous power (p–q) theory, PI Controller, Shunt Active Power Filter


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12.     Bhattacharya S. and Divan D., “Synchronous frame based controller implementation for a hybrid series active filter system,” IEEE Conf. On Industry applications, vol.4,(1995):pp. 2531–2540

13.     Lin C. E., Su W. F., Lu S. L, Chen C. L., and Huang C. L., “Operation strategy of hybrid harmonic filter in demand-side system,” IEEE-IAS Annul. Meeting, Industry applications, (1995):pp. 1862–1866.

14.     Dahono P.A, “New hysteresis current controller for single-phase bridge inverters” IET journal on Power electronics, vol.2 (2009):pp. 585-594.

15.     Hongyu Li., Fang Zhuo, Zhaoan Wang, Lei W. and Wu L., “A novel time domain current detection  algorihm  for  shunt  active  power  filters”  IEEE  Trans.  power  systems,  vol.20, (2005):pp. 644–651.

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Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Raisul Islam, Chandan Prasad, Mohd. Kaleem

Paper Title:

Analysis of Residual Stresses and Distortions in Girth-Welded Carbon Steel Pipe

Abstrac:   This article, the weld joint suffers various types of weld-induced residual stress fields (hoop and axial) and deformation patterns (axial shrinkage, radial shrinkage). In  this paper  Three-dimensional  finite  element  modeling  of  residual  stresses in  a girth-welded carbon steel  pipe  is  presented   with  an  emphasis  on  modeling  procedures  for  the  global  residual  stress characteristics. To precisely capture the distortions and residual stresses, computational methodology based on three-dimensional finite element model for the simulation of gas tungsten arc welding in thin-walled pipe is presented. Butt-weld geometry with single "V" for a 300 mm outer diameter cylinder of 3 mm thick is used. The complex phenomenon of arc welding is numerically solved by sequentially coupled transient, non-linear thermo-mechanical analysis. The accuracy of both the thermal and structural models is validated through experiments for temperature distribution, residual stresses and distortion. The simulated result shows close correlation with the experimental measurements.

     FEM; welding simulations; Distortions; Residual Stresses; Girth Weld.


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Meghna B. Patel, Ashok R. Patel

Paper Title:

Performance Improvement by Classification Approach for Fingerprint Identification System

Abstrac:    In the world of Information Technology, Information Security is an important factor. For Information Security, authentication plays a vital role. And for Secure Authentication now a days biometric based authentication (‘who you are’, e.g. Fingerprint) replace the Knowledge Based (‘what you know’, e.g. Password) and Object Based Authentication (‘what you have’, e.g. Token). Biometric authentication is the method which identifies or verifies the person based on his/her physiological or behavioral characteristics. The fingerprint is most widely used in biometric world. In Fingerprint Authentication different three levels (The Global or Galton level, The Local Level, The Very Fine Level) of Feature extraction techniques are used at the time of Fingerprint Identification and Verification. In Global or Galton Level identify the flow of ridges and valleys and also extract delta and core point features which classify the fingerprint in different pattern group like arch, tented arch, whorl, left loop and right loop. In tradition biometric recognition approach, the fingerprint template is match with all the template of the database. So, it will take long time for the individual’s authentication. In this paper present an approach which speed up the matching process by classifying the fingerprint template database on various fingerprint pattern group. So, instead of matching process done on whole database it will be done on specific fingerprint pattern group and reduce the no. of matches and improve the performance 3 time faster than the traditional approach.

 Biometrics, classification, identification, verification, minutiae points, singular points. .


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4.        Fingerprint Patterns based on Henry Classification System

5. “Basic Fingerprint Pattern”


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Vini Malik, Aakanksha Gautam, Aditi Sahai, Ambika Jha, AnkitaRamvir Singh

Paper Title:

Satellite Image Classification Using Fuzzy Logic

Abstrac:     The intent of the classification process is to categorize all pixels in a digital image into one of several land cover classes, or "themes". In this paper, fuzzy inference  system is developed for classifying the satellite image of (472x546x7 pixel).The input image from the satellite was in form of 7 bands which were then reduced to 3 bands.

   classification, fuzzy logic,if-then rules, land cover, remote sensing .


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Haval Sardar Kamil

Paper Title:

Analysis of Self Excited Induction Generator Driven By Wind Turbine System Using Current Source Inverter Technology

Abstrac:  This paper describes the simulation model and the harmonics analysis of Current Source Inverters fed RL load. The SEIG fed PWM Current Source Inverter for variable speed wind energy conversion systems are considered for various stand-alone applications. In this paper, the SEIG fed IGBT PWM Inverter for RL load system are clearly explained with the help of MATLAB/SIMULINK models. The generated voltage of wind driven self-excited induction generator (SEIG) is mainly depending on the wind velocity fluctuations, suitable capacitance magnitude and load conditions. The PWM Inverter has interface with the wind driven self-excited induction generator. The main objective of this paper is to extract maximum power from the generator to the grid connected wind energy conversion system. The variable magnitude, variable frequency voltage of the generator can be controlled by choosing the proper modulation index. The simulation analysis of the proposed inverter will be discussed and the total harmonic distortion will be evaluated.

  Self-Excited induction generator (SEIG), Current Source Inverter, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Wind Turbine, Wind Energy Conversion Application (WECs), Isolated load.


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Mustafa Jawad Kadhim, D.S.Chavan

Paper Title:

Improvement Fault-ride Through of DFIG Based Wind Turbines by Using a Series Compensation Technology with Emphasis Put on the Mitigation of Voltage Dips

Abstrac:   Low Voltage Ride Through is an important feature for wind turbine systems to fulfill grid code requirements. In case of wind turbine technologies using doubly fed induction generators the reaction to grid voltage disturbances is sensible. Hardware or software protection must be implemented to protect the converter from tripping during severe grid voltage faults. In this paper the Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) solution for LVRT of DFIG wind turbines is investigated by simulation results using a detailed converter model considering the switching and appropriate 2 MW wind turbine system parameter. To show the effectiveness of the proposed method the results are compared to a conventional fault ride through of the DFIG using a crowbar circuit. Measurement results on a 22 kW laboratory DFIG test bench show the effectiveness of the proposed control technique.

   Doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), fault ride-through and wind energy.


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Nadiya G. Mohammed

Paper Title:

Overview of Existing Solutions for Fault Ride through Capability Improvement of DFIG used in Wind Turbines

Abstrac:  The growing of wind generation gives arise for new challenges for its integration to the network   tripping of large amount of wind power will lead to serious consequence to the grid . in this paper DFIG performance used   in wind turbine during voltage dip due to fault.  Wind turbines equipped with doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) can regulate easily the reactive power generated in steady state. However, challenges appear when reactive power has to be generated during voltage dips. A survey of the problems associated with voltage dips and solutions for Ride Through operation of this type of system are given.  an overview of different alternatives for Low Voltage Ride Through are presented in this paper.

    Doubly-Fed induction Generator, Low Voltage Ride Trough, Voltage Dip


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P. Kaveri, G.R.K. Prasad, Fazal Noorbasha

Paper Title:

Router Design Using Cadence Encounter

Abstrac:   As the technology is going on increasing rapidly the electronic component units are also increasing. The initial innovation for the technology growth is the internet communications and also the rapid growth in the chip density slashed the power limits. As there is no advancement in the power storage devices like batteries .so there is a need for the low power design. In all of this innovations router plays a major role in diverting the information from one to many channels, now a days it became the essential  thing The concept of  reconfigurable router to contribute to the creation of the next-generation energy-efficient Internet infrastructure. Through enhancement of the router architectural design, it is expected to reduce average power consumption during network operation. Depending on the traffic there is feasibility for adjusting the frequency. This project has been done in the cadence 90nm technology. System verilog for verification has been done using Synopsys tools

 Low power, Routing, power or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.


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Naveen Kumar Malik

Paper Title:

Cognitive Amplifier: A New Approach for Cable Television

Abstrac: Intelligent, Cognitive and Conscious Machines are considered as the future of design in system engineering. These are used in every field of engineering. In this concept paper, a new idea of cognitive amplifier is introduced. Its application in cable television is discussed. The steps of cognitive cycle are discussed. The pictorial diagram of traditional amplifier and cognitive amplifier with its responses is shown to explain the concept. The gain control capability of cognitive amplifier for signal transmission system is shown pictorially. This concept provides flat response for the good quality picture and sound response at all channels.  

   Amplifier, Cognitive amplifier,


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3.          www.en.wikipidiaorg/wiki/amplifier


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V. Pranava Jyothy, K. Padmavathi

Paper Title:

Removal of High Density Salt and Pepper Noise in Videos through MDBUTMF

Abstrac:  A modified decision based unsymmetrical trimmed median filter (MDBUTM) algorithm for the restoration of gray scale, and color video’s that are highly corrupted by salt and pepper noise is proposed in this paper. In the Transmission of Videos over channel, Video frames are corrupted by salt and pepper noise (Impulse Noise), due to faulty communication systems. The objective of this paper is to implement a better filtering technique that makes the noisy video frames to noise free video frames. The proposed algorithm replaces the noisy pixel by trimmed median value when 0’s and 255’s are present in the selected window and when all the pixel values are 0’s and 255’s then the noise pixel is replaced by mean value of all the elements present in the selected window. This proposed algorithm shows better results than the Standard Median Filter (MF), Decision Based Algorithm (DBA), Modified Decision Based Algorithm (MDBA), and Progressive Switched Median Filter (PSMF). The proposed algorithm is tested against different gray scale and color video frames and it gives better Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR) and Image Enhancement Factor (IEF).

    Median filter, salt and pepper noise, unsymmet--rical trimmed median filter.


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