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Issue 3 • Date Aug. 2007

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  • IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

    Publication Year: 2007
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  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Administrative Committee

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): i
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  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Officers and Committee Chairs

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  • Web-based fax server for home or small business use

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 819 - 824
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Applying IP and Web technologies and the inherent properties of a broadband router widely used at home or in small business, this paper presents a paperless, sharable, plug-and-play, Web-based fax server for multiple users. Instead of using email via a digital network as FoIP, the proposed fax server sends and receives fax documents via the public switched telephone network like the conventional analog fax machines do. The fax server users handle incoming and outgoing faxes by only Web browsers through an IP-based local area network composed of an off-the-shelf broadband router, the proposed fax server, and the users' computers. This paper introduces the system architecture and software driving techniques of the proposed fax server. View full abstract»

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  • Rough Sets-Assisted Subfield Optimization for Alternating Current Plasma Display Panel

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 825 - 832
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    Plasma display panel technology employs a pulse-number modulation method to generate the gradation of the display. However, this method can create a false contour distortion when moving pictures are reproduced. In this paper, we propose an effective subfield optimization technique which is based on measuring motion picture distortion. To this end, we propose two applications of the measurements. One is optimum selection of the codewords to improve performance, and the other is the application of rough sets theory to subfield optimization, which reduces computational CPU time. Simulation results show that dynamic false contouring can be effectively reduced by this optimization technique, and the complexity can be minimized, using rough sets theory. View full abstract»

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  • Affine Motion Based CMOS Distortion Analysis and CMOS Digital Image Stabilization

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 833 - 841
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    The CMOS image distortion is due to the rolling shutter in CMOS image sensors (CISs) and it can be more exaggerated when a CIS camera moves rapidly. Several methods have been proposed to remove CMOS distortions made by the translational motion. But, in this paper, we propose the affine motion based CMOS distortion correction method combined with digital image stabilization. To remove CMOS distortions due to the affine global image motion, CMOS distortion model is proposed to explain the effect of the affine global image motion on the CMOS distortion in CISs. To improve CMOS video's visuals, we propose CMOS digital image stabilization to remove the jittering motions in the new image sequence obtained by our correction method. In addition, to reduce the computational time and the outlier effect, a reliable feature selection method is proposed to be used in the affine global image motion estimation. In the experiment results, we show that the proposed CMOS distortion correction method is more general than previous ones. Also, we show that our stabilization method can improve CMOS video's visuals running in real-time. View full abstract»

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  • Preamble-based Successive Cancellation Scheme for the Channel Estimation in the DS-UWB System

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 842 - 845
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    In this paper, we introduce a successive cancellation channel estimation scheme based on the preamble structure suggested in the DS-UWB proposal of IEEE P802.15.TG3a. In order to improve the transmission efficiency, we reduce the length of preamble defined in the proposal without sacrificing the channel estimation performance. The gain on the transmission efficiency is discussed for different data rates. In addition, we present the bit-error-rate (BER) and packet-error-rate (PER) performances to set the appropriate number of RAKE fingers under the given requirement of the error rate criterion, applying channel estimation based on the proposed successive cancellation. View full abstract»

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  • A Modified Selected Map ping Technique to Reduce the Peak-to-Average Power Ratio of OFDM Signal

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 846 - 851
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    In this paper, we propose a modified selected mapping technique to reduce the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system. In this technique, we choose a vector with low PAPR in each coset of a linear block codes as its coset leader, instead of the weight vector in conventional technique. And a sequence which is most likely to yield the lowest PAPR is chosen to transmit before IFFT by a decision algorithm. Simulation results show that the modified technique has good performance in PAPR reduction. View full abstract»

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  • The Performance of Subcarrier Allocation Schemes Combined with Error Control Codings in OFDM Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 852 - 856
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    With the adaptive subcarrier allocation scheme, system performance could be guaranteed by leaving out the weak subcarriers. However, under a time-variant channel, the side information can not feedback to transmitter instantly and, then, system performance is degenerated. Error control coding techniques provide a way to improve the system performance. In this paper, a subcarrier allocation scheme combined different error control codings techniques including the repeat code and linear block codes is proposed to improve system performance. The efficiency of this technique is demonstrated by the simulation results. The proposed scheme has a better BER performance than that with the original subcarrier allocation scheme. View full abstract»

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  • Genetic Algorithms for Blind Digital Image Stabilization Under Very Low SNR

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 857 - 863
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    The aim of this paper is to present an efficient technique devoted basically for digital image stabilization (DIS). As it is well known, image stabilization algorithms are implemented in video camera systems in order to remove unwanted shaking phenomena. We have considered in this study the case where the sequence is acquired in low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). In such conditions, classical techniques don't work properly. Therefore, we propose in this work a new approach for optimal image synchronization based on genetic algorithms (GA). We show that this technique allows, at the same time, both stabilization and denoising. The proposed method has been evaluated on simulated case as well as on real sequences. View full abstract»

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  • A Power Line Communication Modem Based on Adaptively Received Signal Detection for Networked Home Appliances

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 864 - 870
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    Power line communications provide a convenient and cost-effective solution for data transmission, because power mains are the most popular and widely distributed medium in the world. However, the time-variant and unpredictable channel environment for communication poses a major challenge. In this regard, we propose a robust power line modem based on adaptively signal detection techniques for networked home appliances. The modulation scheme used in this research is a chirped spread spectrum with a separate matched filter based on an adaptive threshold decision technique. In addition, we propose an adaptive retransmission technique based on flexible carrier frequency selection using a ram based look-up table (LUT) for improving carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) media access protocol. The proposed power line transceiver is realized in 0.35 mum CMOS technology and verified with networked various consumer electronic devices. The results show that the proposed power line communication modem is well qualified as a communication device for home automation . View full abstract»

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  • Data Transmission over Rain-Faded Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Channels

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 871 - 876
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    The performance evaluation of communication protocols in broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) networks needs the accurate description of the statistical properties of the packet error process. In BFWA networks mainly operating above 20 GHz, a clear line-of-sight (LOS) path is necessary between the base stations (BS) and the subscribers (S). Rain attenuation is the dominant fading mechanism at these frequencies. In this paper, a Markov- based method to estimate the packet loss rate (PLR) performance over a dynamically, due to propagation, varying LOS BFWA channel is presented and tested against simulation results. The proposed method is based on the first- order Markovian modeling of the rain attenuation process. The proposed method can serve as a performance evaluation tool of various modulation and coding schemes (MCS) and is also applicable even when adaptive fade mitigation techniques are employed in the BFWA network. View full abstract»

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  • On the Calculation of the Maximal MOT Throughput in T-DMB

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 877 - 884
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    Digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) is one of burgeoning communication technologies, which can provide audio, video, and data services to mobile terminals using broadcasting infrastructures. Data services in terrestrial- digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) inherently have the disadvantage of retransmitting a lot of data unnecessarily for reliability. This paper proposes a novel optimized transmission policy using segment size and repetition number variability, which maximizes the object- level throughput as well as improves reliability. The theoretical modeling and simulation results demonstrate that our policy provides a throughput gain over the conventional protocol. View full abstract»

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  • A Novel Transcoding Technique between EVRC and G.729A for Mobile Multimedia Devices

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 885 - 890
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    In this paper, we propose a novel transcoding technique between enhanced variable rate codec (EVRC) and G.729A for mobile multimedia devices. The simplest way to communicate between heterogeneous speech networks is the cascade connection of two different codecs, called tandem coding. However, tandem coding not only has high computational loads, but also makes long delay. These problems can be solved by the effective transcoding algorithm using line spectral pair (LSP) and pitch delay conversion in speech codec. The proposed algorithm consists of LSP conversion, pitch delay conversion and algorithm for delay reduction. Experimental results show the proposed algorithm has lower computational complexity, shorter algorithm delay, and similar speech quality in comparison of the tandem algorithm. View full abstract»

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  • Piecewise Patching for Time-shifted TV Over HFC Networks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 891 - 897
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    In video-on-demand (VOD) systems, a number of sophisticated architectures have been proposed to provide instantaneous services through the use of multicast technology. Most of the architectures focus on minimizing bandwidth requirements under the assumption that clients play from beginning to end, but this assumption is not suitable for time-shifted TV. Moreover, they have been proposed on an IP network, and failed to make full use of the broadcasting property of hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network. In this paper, we propose a novel delivery scheme, named as piecewise patching (PP), to tackle these problems. The piecewise patching scheme provides the video data for the users in a piecewise mode instead of a whole patching stream which includes all missing data. The former user can utilize the data from the later users' patching stream whose playback time is in advance of the former user's patching stream. In the proposed scheme, each client receives the data simultaneously from arbitrary channels which broadcast the same content. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme improves the performance of time-shift TV service significantly in terms of total server bandwidth requirement. View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced UPnP QoS Architecture for Network-adaptive Streaming Service in Home Networks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 898 - 904
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    The existing versions of UPnP QoS architecture have several limitations associated with how they provide QoS-guaranteed streaming service over dynamically time-varying networks. In this paper, an enhanced UPnP QoS architecture is proposed to support network-adaptive media streaming in home networks. The proposed streaming scheme is verified by realizing a prototype implementation over an UPnP streaming testbed. View full abstract»

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  • Collaboration of Set-Top Box and Residential Gateway Platforms

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 905 - 910
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    This paper introduces a means of enabling the collaboration of set-top box and residential gateway platforms. We propose an approach that can let MHP Xlets use OSGi resources and vice versa, i.e., OSGi bundles use MHP services in a simple and efficient way. In our approach, BundleContexts and XletContexts are passed to authorized Xlets and bundles, respectively. The required software components have been implemented, and an experiment has been conducted, which has verified that our proposal is practical. View full abstract»

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  • USS Monitor: A Monitoring System for Collaborative Ubiquitous Computing Environment

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 911 - 916
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    This paper introduces a monitoring system, USS monitor for a collaborative ubiquitous computing environment where the applications collaborate to achieve a service goal. We design USS monitor concerning the visualization of the collaboration and the variability of the applications in the main. The monitoring system includes the mechanisms to collect and visualize the state of the member applications for collaboration as well as the resource state of the machines. In addition, concerning the variability of the applications in the ubiquitous computing environment, we design an interaction protocol and the scalable message format between the monitor and the monitored entities. USS monitor is a set of processes and implemented using Java and C. It is operating in the testbed for collaborative ubiquitous computing environment. View full abstract»

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  • Biometric Access Control for Digital Media Streams in Home Networks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 917 - 925
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    Methods for controlling access to digital media content in the home environment using biometric sensing techniques are described. A wireless rebroadcast system for IP-TV content was retrofitted with a combination of fingerprint authentication and face recognition modules. Family members are enrolled and new individuals may be added to the system by a master user. Access to content requires fingerprint based authentication from a wireless PDA and the system also checks dynamically if it can recognize enrolled uses amongst those ''sitting on the couch ". View full abstract»

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  • Development of T-DMB Receiver Linking with CDMA Network for Interactive Data Broadcasting Services

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 926 - 932
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    In this paper, we present the configuration diagram of the interactive Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) system using the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) telecommunication network for the interactive broadcasting services. The system consists of a T-DMB transmission system, an interactive receiver with a CDMA module, and a return channel server. We also describe the protocol stack for providing data broadcasting service in T-DMB and propose a variety of interactive broadcasting service based on it. In order to verify the proposed service, we design and implement an interactive T-DMB receiver with a CDMA module. And also a return channel server is operated to test it, which includes the interactive contents produced in advance, responding user's request. Under the constructed test environment, the proposed service and the newly designed receiver were verified. This means that new interactive services in digital broadcasting are possible on the move by using mobility of T-DMB and CDMA.1 View full abstract»

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  • Design of a Networked Monitoring System for Home Automation

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 933 - 937
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    This paper presents the design and implementation of a networked monitoring system for home automation. The proposed system architecture organizes the deployed sensor nodes to form a multihop mesh network in the home environment. Multiple communication interfaces are designed to enable local and remote user interactions through Internet or Bluetooth. This system offers a complete, flexible and reusable solution for various home monitoring and control applications. View full abstract»

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  • Ubiquitous Services System Based on SIP

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 938 - 944
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    In this paper, we present the ubiquitous services system that provides multimedia services, surveillance services and remote control services. This ubiquitous services system keeps the service session based on session initiation protocol (SIP) and supports the uniform interface for connecting the selected service to a suitable device by the operation of a general touch event. The service session of the ubiquitous services system is preserved even though an end-user moves from one computing environment to others. For getting the connected ubiquitous services, all that he has to do is to carry a small mobile pad, such as PDA or Cellular phone, which shows a list of devices that he can use as I/O devices of the on-going service session. He does not have to re-setup the session. When he clicks and selects the proper device among the devices listed on the pad, the session is immediately migrated to the selected device. In this paper, we describe the design of ubiquitous services system based on SIP and X.10 that supports both the user mobility and service session preservation in the ubiquitous wired/wireless network environment. View full abstract»

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  • A base-station centric data gathering routing protocol in sensor networks useful in home automation applications

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 945 - 951
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (7)
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    In the future ubiquitous home network, sensors will collect various home environment data in the home. Since the sensor nodes are equipped with small, often irreplaceable, batteries with limited power capacity, it is essential that the network be energy-efficient in order to maximize its lifetime. Our study, described in this paper, was divided into two classes: the primary class was to set a power-based level and the secondary class was to propose an offer of a home automation using a routing technique centered on a sensor network to set a flooding level. The proposed scheme divides the home into areas such as rooms and locates the WENs in each area. The WENs collect data from sensors and deliver the data to the home base station only. Sensors deliver the data to the WENs or the home base station through the sensor with the stronger power. Performance results show that the proposed scheme is more, efficient with a wireless home network. View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive Algorithms to Improve Optical Disc Drive Robustness in Recording And Playback

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 952 - 955
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    This paper presents a couple of algorithms which can be used to correct the blank disc error through recording and playback performance improvement through disc error determination and correction on the fly during playing. These algorithms will not only greatly improve optical disc drive's recording quality over disc error but also playback robustness over wide disc quality variations. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

The main focus for the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics is the engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, construction, manufacture or end use of mass market electronics, systems, software and services for consumers.

 

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Editor-in-Chief
R. Simon Sherratt, IEEE Fellow
Professor of Consumer Electronics
School of Systems Engineering
The University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AY  U.K.
r.s.sherratt@reading.ac.uk; sherratt@ieee.org
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