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# Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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• ### Optimization and Energy Management in Smart Home Considering Photovoltaic, Wind, and Battery Storage System With Integration of Electric Vehicles

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):128 - 138
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With the emergence of smart grid, which presents the next generation of electrical power systems, residents have the opportunities to manage their home energy usage to reduce energy expenditure. This paper presents a mixed integer linear programming model to optimize the energy production and consumption systems in a smart home with the integration of renewable energy resources, battery storage sy... View full abstract»

• ### Two-Diode Model-Based Nonlinear MPPT Controller for PV Systems

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):74 - 82
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The main objective of this contribution is to present a nonlinear maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller for photovoltaic (PV) systems based on a two-diode model of a PV module. The proposed MPPT technique operates in conjunction with a Z-source dc-dc converter as an interface between a PV system and a load. The scheme of the proposed nonlinear MPPT controller consists of the design of a n... View full abstract»

• ### Harmonics Mitigation in a Steel Industry Using 11-Level Cascaded Multilevel Inverter-Based DSTATCOM

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):110 - 115
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Use of nonlinear loads in power distribution networks is expanding day by day, which results in the deterioration of the power quality of the system. An induction furnace (IF), which is an indispensable component of the steel industry, is one such typical example of a nonlinear load. It injects a considerable amount of harmonics into the supply network and consequently the performance of other loa... View full abstract»

• ### Energy Trading in the Smart Grid: A Distributed Game-Theoretic Approach

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):57 - 65
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In this paper, we propose both a centralized solution and a distributed game-theoretic approach to solve the problem of energy trading in the smart grid. In particular, we consider a number of geographically distributed consumers that need to buy energy from the neighboring users who have a surplus stored energy to meet their local demands. While buyers minimize their energy bill by buying energy ... View full abstract»

• ### Wireless security through RF fingerprinting

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):27 - 33
Cited by:  Papers (68)  |  Patents (1)
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The process of identifying radio transmitters by examining their unique transient characteristics at the beginning of transmission is called RF fingerprinting. The security of wireless networks can be enhanced by challenging a user to prove its identity if the fingerprint of a network device is unidentified or deemed to be a threat. This paper addresses the problem of identifying an individual nod... View full abstract»

• ### Obstacle Avoidance in Real Time With Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Autonomous Vehicles

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):12 - 22
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A Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) for trajectory tracking with the obstacle avoidance of autonomous road vehicles traveling at realistic speeds is presented in this paper, with a focus on the performance of those controllers with respect to the look-ahead horizon of the NMPC. Two different methods of obstacle avoidance are compared and then the NMPC is tested in several simulated but rea... View full abstract»

• ### Pilot Decontamination in TDD Multicell Massive MIMO Systems With Infinite Number of BS Antennas

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):171 - 180
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The performance of time division duplex (TDD) multiple-input multiple-output (M-MIMO) systems is mainly limited by the pilot contamination, which is a negative effect of reusing uplink pilot sequences in the neighboring cells. A pilot decontamination scheme for TDD multicell M-MIMO systems with an infinite number of base station (BS) antennas is proposed in this paper. The proposed scheme uses Zad... View full abstract»

• ### Unidirectional HVdc Topology With DC Fault Ride-Through Capability

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):41 - 49
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HVdc transmission using modular multilevel converters (MMCs) is becoming increasingly prevalent. However, line-commutated converter (LCC) HVdc transmission remains advantageous in its ability to clear dc faults and restart power transmission without operation of the ac system protection. This paper presents an HVdc system topology that employs both MMC and LCC converters to transmit unidirectional... View full abstract»

• ### On the Impact of High Penetration of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics on the Aging of Distribution Transformers

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):93 - 100
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This paper investigates the effect of increasing the penetration of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics (PVs) on a Distribution Transformer's (DT's) Loss of Life (LOL). The modeling of the secondary distribution system is introduced and the Markov chain Monte Carlo is used to probabilistically estimate the hourly loading on a DT while the LOL is estimated based on the DT's thermal model. The results have ... View full abstract»

• ### Personal communication systems

Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):38 - 39
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This special issue of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering is dedicated to the recent developments in the field of applicable techniques and technologies to personal communication systems. The content is entirely Canadian and reflects the interest of our researchers for this fast evolving discipline. View full abstract»

• ### Comparison of Static Phase Shifter and Unified Power Flow Controller-Based Interphase

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):139 - 148
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The basic interphase power controller (IPC) presents the interesting features of simplicity and low cost but is less flexible than most flexible ac transmission system controllers. A compromise performance can be achieved by replacing the phase shifting transformers with a reduced rating dual unified power flow controller (UPFC) resulting in a unified IPC. The comparison of the basic, phase shifte... View full abstract»

• ### EMD-Based Electrocardiogram Delineation for a Wearable Low-Power ECG Monitoring Device

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):212 - 221
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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A novel algorithm for subtracting the artifacts from an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and detecting the QRS complex based on empirical mode decomposition has been designed, tested, and evaluated. This method can remove both the noise of the power line interference and baseline wander from the ECG signal with minimum distortion, and R peaks can be exactly detected. The method is tested and evaluat... View full abstract»

• ### An Intelligent Hybrid Approach Using KNN-GA to Enhance the Performance of Digital Protection Transformer Scheme

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):151 - 161
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This paper presents a novel hybrid K nearest neighbor-genetic algorithm (KNN-GA)-based digital protection transformer scheme, which effectively discriminates its internal faults with noninternal faults. The internal faults include the faults within the current transformer (CT) locations on two sides of the transformer. The noninternal fault includes magnetizing inrush current, sympathetic inrush c... View full abstract»

• ### Improved Analytical Modeling of Permanent Magnet Leakage Flux in Design of the Coreless Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generatorx

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):3 - 11
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This paper presents an improved magnetic circuit model of a coreless axial flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machine for the evaluation of its air-gap leakage flux. In the coreless AFPM machine, the stator axial length is one of the effective parameters in the calculation of the air-gap leakage flux factor. It is important to correctly update the leakage flux factor value corresponding to the variation... View full abstract»

• ### Impact of Solar Panels on Power Quality of Distribution Networks and Transformers

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):45 - 51
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper presents an investigation on the impact of solar panels (SPs) on the power quality of distribution networks and transformers. Both solar farms and residential rooftop SP are modeled with the distribution network according to Canadian Utility data. Total harmonic distortion of voltages and currents on both sides of the distribution transformer are monitored under different operation cond... View full abstract»

• ### New Systolic Array Architecture for Finite Field Inversion

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):23 - 30
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This paper proposes a new systolic array architecture to perform inversion operation in GF(2m) based on a previously modified extended Euclidean algorithm. This architecture has low area and power complexities and it achieves a moderate speed. This architecture is explored by applying a regular technique to the inversion algorithm. The systolic architecture obtained has simple structure... View full abstract»

• ### Energy Storage in Flywheels: An Overview

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):183 - 193
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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In a deregulated power market with increasing penetration of distributed generators and renewable sources, energy storage becomes a necessity. Renewable energy sources are characterized by a fluctuating and intermittent nature, which simply means that energy may be available when it is not needed, and vice versa. Energy storage devices can help rectify the mismatch between generation and demand at... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Experimental Measurement of EMI Reduction Techniques for Integrated Switching DC/DC Converters

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):116 - 127
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This paper presents the design and verification of electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction techniques for switching dc/dc converters. A 48-V dc/dc converter for electric/hybrid cars is considered as an application case study. An EMI filter with a very low inductor value is designed to reduce the overvoltage issues. The proposed design procedure takes into account the converter impedance and t... View full abstract»

• ### Application of SFCLs to Inhibit Commutation Failure in HVdc Systems: Position Comparison and Resistance Recommendation

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):31 - 40
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Commutation failure is one of the most common failures that may lead to serious consequences in high-voltage direct current (HVdc) systems. Superconducting fault current limiters (SFCLs) have been proved effective to inhibit commutation failures. In this paper, different installation positions of SFCLs are compared through three proposed evaluation indexes. The position between ac and dc systems i... View full abstract»

• ### Comparison Between Numerical and Analytical Methods of AC Resistance Evaluation for Medium-Frequency Transformers: Validation on a Prototype and Thermal Impact Analysis

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):101 - 109
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In the future, medium-frequency transformers (with a frequency range of 5-100 kHz) will be major components in dc-dc converter applications, for both medium-voltage direct current and high-voltage direct current networks. Importantly, the corresponding power losses should be accurately calculated in order to reach performance targets (very high efficiency). This paper reviews the most known analyt... View full abstract»

• ### A New Adaptive Voltage Protection Scheme for Distribution Network With Distributed Generations

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):142 - 151
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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A new adaptive voltage protection scheme suitable for distribution networks with potential distributed generation (DG) inserts is proposed in this paper. Firstly, the intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) are utilized to store relevant line parameters, obtain real-time voltage and current data, and facilitate communication among the IEDs. On this basis, the adaptive voltage primary and backup prot... View full abstract»

• ### Modeling and Fault Analysis of Doubly Fed Induction Generators for Gansu Wind Farm Application

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):52 - 64
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Wind power is developing rapidly as a means of handling the world's energy shortage and associated environmental problems. The Gansu provincial wind energy resources have around 237-GW wind power potential in China. In this paper, a study on key technologies of Hexi 750-kV power transmission line protections has been carried out. The project includes some characteristics, such as large-scale wind ... View full abstract»

• ### Automatic Modulation Classification Based on Kernel Density Estimation

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):203 - 209
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In this paper, we propose an efficient automatic modulation classification (AMC) scheme for a group of narrowband and digitally modulated signals such as quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK), 16-PSK, 64-PSK, 4-quadratic-amplitude modulation (QAM), 16-QAM, and 64-QAM. The classification was performed by analyzing the probability density distribution for the real and imaginary parts of the modulated... View full abstract»

• ### Terminal Sliding Mode Control Allocation for Nonlinear Systems

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):162 - 170
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In this paper, the problem of tracking control is studied for a class of nonlinear systems with actuator faults/failures. The control strategy has two steps. In the first step, a virtual control input is found using terminal sliding mode control which can easily tackle the output tracking control problem in a finite time. In the second step, control allocation (CA) transforms the virtual control s... View full abstract»

• ### Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Omnidirectional Robot Motion Planning and Tracking With Avoidance of Moving Obstacles

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):151 - 156
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper presents a nonlinear model predictive control algorithm for online motion planning and tracking of an omnidirectional autonomous robot. The formalism is based on a Hamiltonian minimization to optimize a control path as evaluated by a cost function. This minimization is constrained by a nonlinear plant model, which confines the solution space to those paths which are physically feasible.... View full abstract»

• ### Fault Ride-Through Capability Improvement of DFIG-Based Wind Turbine by Employing a Voltage-Compensation-Type Active SFCL

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):132 - 142
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Based on the considerations in creating a smart grid roadmap, an integrated application of renewable energy sources and superconducting power devices may bring more positive effects. This paper suggests a voltage-compensation-type active superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) to enhance the fault ride-through capability of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) for wind power generation. Sinc... View full abstract»

• ### Low Input Resistance CMOS Current Comparator Based on the FVF for Low-Power Applications

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):127 - 131
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In this paper, a new low-voltage continuous-time current comparator is presented. The main idea is to use the flipped voltage follower as a key element for the comparator input stage. This configuration delivers a very low input resistance, which is mandatory for current-mode applications. Previous reported current comparators present a high-speed response; nevertheless, only few are suitable for ... View full abstract»

• ### Vehicular Traffic Monitoring Using Bluetooth Scanning Over a Wireless Sensor Network

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):135 - 144
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The ubiquitous nature of Bluetooth equipped devices has made it opportunistic to scavenge information that can be repurposed for applications other than initially intended. One such opportunity is in vehicular traffic monitoring, whereby sampling of Bluetooth radios serve as proxies for vehicles and consequently for traffic density and flow. This paper discusses a complete data collection system d... View full abstract»

• ### Low-Complexity PAPR Reduction Technique for OFDM Systems Using Biased Subcarriers

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):19 - 25
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A peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) reduction technique using biased subcarriers is proposed and investigated. A known time-domain reference sample (Dref) is used to bias the subcarriers at the transmitter, and the same bias is used at the receiver to recover the sequence of original subcarrier samples. A closed-form analytical expression for complementary cumulative distribution funct... View full abstract»

• ### Toward a Rigorous Approach for Verifying Cyber-Physical Systems Against Requirements

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):66 - 73
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Verifying that complex cyber-physical systems such as power plants satisfy the requirements that ensure their proper operation, in particular with respect to safety, dependability, and environmental regulations, is difficult due to the large number of potential situations to be explored in terms of initiating events and their chain of consequences on the behavior of the system. This paper presents... View full abstract»

• ### Efficient In-Band Spectrum Sensing Using Swarm Intelligence for Cognitive Radio Network

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):106 - 115
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Spectrum sensing mechanisms enable cognitive radio networks to detect primary users (Upsi) and utilize spectrum holes for secondary user (SU) transmission. However, precise PU detection leads to longer sensing time and lower achievable throughput. In this paper, we propose a particle swarm optimization (PSO)-based scheme for an in-band local spectrum sensing to address the tradeoff between sensing... View full abstract»

• ### Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Based on Two-Stage Detectors With Multiple Energy Detectors and Adaptive Double Threshold in Cognitive Radio Networks

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):172 - 180
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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This paper presents two-stage detectors for spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks. The first stage consists of multiple energy detectors, where each energy detector (ED) has a single antenna with fixed threshold for making a local binary decision. If required, the second stage comprised of ED with adaptive double threshold is invoked. The detection performance of the proposed scheme is comp... View full abstract»

• ### Temporal and Spatial Load Management Methods for Cost and Emission Reduction

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):83 - 92
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To address the challenge of climate change, reducing emissions due to electric power generation and consumption has received increasing attention worldwide. The previous research efforts have been focused on emission reduction on the generation side, but the positive impacts through demand side load management are often ignored. This paper explores the models of load management to reduce cost and ... View full abstract»

• ### A Synchronous Buck Converter Using a New Predictive Analog Dead-Time Control Circuit to Improve Efficiency

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):181 - 187
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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The one-step predictive dead-time control circuit proposed in this paper consists of a dead-time detection circuit and an analog optimization circuit. The detection circuit, which can be manufactured on the same die as the synchronous MOSFET of the buck converter, provides an accurate detection signal that indicates body diode conduction. The proposed dead-time optimization circuit is an analog ci... View full abstract»

• ### Online Neighborhood Watch: The Impact of Social Network Advice on Software Security Decisions

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):322 - 332
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Malicious software (malware) is one significant threat to Internet security. Malware is designed to harm a computer or network, and can be installed on one's machine without their consent. Attacks are often done by deceiving people into downloading malicious software that is posing as useful software. We speculated that if people had advice from a trusted source, they would be inclined to use the ... View full abstract»

• ### Simultaneous Planning of PEV Charging Stations and DGs Considering Financial, Technical,and Environmental Effects

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):238 - 245
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The growing demand for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the world has driven researchers to pay extra attention to charging stations (CSs) in order to meet supplying needs. Lower emission, convenient charging experience, high performance, and energy security are considered as the significant benefits of the mentioned technology. Despite the aforementioned advantages, inappropriate place and siz... View full abstract»

• ### Offshore Wind Farm Power Control Using HVdc Link

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):168 - 173
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In this paper, a method is presented to control offshore wind farm output power. This method is able to fix the wind farm output power even during wind speed variations. In the proposed method, the offshore wind farm is connected to the onshore grid through the high-voltage dc (HVdc) cable. Moreover, the power control of the wind turbines is achieved by controlling the HVdc convertors. In the prop... View full abstract»

• ### A region-based P300 speller for brain-computer interface

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):81 - 85
Cited by:  Papers (28)
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A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a system that conveys messages and commands directly from the human brain to a computer. The BCI system described in this work is based on the P300 wave. The P300 is a positive peak of an event-related potential (ERP) that occurs 300 ms after a stimulus. One of the best-known and most widely used P300 applications is the P300 speller designed by Farwell-Donchin ... View full abstract»

• ### Pulse compression using weighted combined Barker codes

Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):101 - 106
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The authors describe a study of combined Barker codes for application in radar systems. The use of tap weighting with an inverse ripple filter to reduce autocorrelation sidelobes in combined Barker codes is also discussed. The implementation of biphase and quadraphase combined Barker codes using surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices is given as an example. View full abstract»

• ### Hourly Electricity Price Forecasting for the Next Month Using Multilayer Neural Network

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):283 - 291
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Load and price forecasting are key challenges for current electricity market participants. Load and price in electricity markets have complex peculiarities, such as nonlinearity, being nonstationary and irregular. Accurate short-term forecasting, such as hourly electricity price forecasting (EPF) for the next month gives pivotal information to power producers and consumers to enhance precise techn... View full abstract»

• ### RTDS Implementation of STATCOM-Based Power System Stabilizers

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):48 - 56
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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In this paper, static synchronous compensator (STATCOM)-based damping stabilizers are designed and implemented to enhance the damping of the low frequency oscillations. The effectiveness of STATCOM gain and phase modulation channels to improve the damping characteristics is investigated. The coordination among the internal ac and dc voltage controllers and the proposed damping controllers on each ... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis of Blocking and Scheduling for FPGA-Based Floating-Point Matrix Multiplication Analyse du blocage et de l’ordonnancement d’une multiplication matricielle à virgule flottante sur un FPGA

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):65 - 75
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This paper considers blocking and scheduling for the design and implementation of field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based floating-point parallel matrix multiplication in the presence of a memory hierarchy. For high performance, on-chip memory holds data that are reused when the computation is divided into blocks, and multiple arithmetic units perform independent operations within each block in... View full abstract»

• ### A Low-Complexity Delta-Sigma Modulator ( $\Delta \Sigma$ ) for Low-Voltage, Low-Power Operation

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):190 - 199
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In recent years, inverter-based sigma-delta (ΔΣ) modulators have received great attention as a suitable approach for the design of low-voltage, low-power, switched-capacitor ΔΣ. This method uses digital inverters as the active elements to construct the integrators in the ΔΣ loop. In some applications, a reduced silicon area implementation is an important c... View full abstract»

• ### Specific Emitter Identification Based on Nonlinear Dynamical Characteristics

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):34 - 41
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Specific emitter identification (SEI) designates the unique transmitter of a given signal, using only external feature measurements called the RF fingerprints of the signal. SEI is often used in military and civilian spectrum-management operations. The SEI technique has also been applied to enhance the security of wireless network, such as VHF radio networks, Wi-Fi networks, cognitive radios, and ... View full abstract»

• ### Photovoltaic Power Forecasting Model Based on Nonlinear System Identification

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):243 - 250
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Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy sources are rapidly gaining potential growth and popularity compared with conventional fossil fuel sources. As the merging of the PV systems with existing power sources increases, reliable and accurate PV system identification is essential to address the highly nonlinear change in the PV system dynamic and operational characteristics. This paper deals with the identi... View full abstract»

• ### Improved Tomlinson-Harashima precoding for the downlink of multi-user MIMO systems

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):133 - 144
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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By pre-equalizing the interlayer interference at the transmitter, the Tomlinson-Harashima precoding (THP) algorithm provides a solution for the downlink of multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, in which, because of the absence of cooperation among mobiles, receiver-based layer-separation algorithms cannot be implemented. In this paper, a new THP algorithm using the minimum mean... View full abstract»

• ### Performance Comparison of 0.13- $\mu \text{m}$ CMOS Low-Noise Amplifiers Designed Using Different Transistor Layouts for Millimeter-Wave Application

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):112 - 121
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In this paper, two sets of low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) implemented in 0.13-μm CMOS technology using different transistor layouts are presented. For a fair comparison, the LNAs were designed using the same circuit topology and components, whereby the differences lie only on the type of transistor used, namely, the common multifinger radio frequency (RF) transistor and multifinger doublegate ... View full abstract»

• ### A Comprehensive Review of Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Machines

Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):19 - 33
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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This paper presents a state-of-the-art review of axial-flux permanent-magnet (AFPM) machines in the aspects of construction, features, electromagnetic and thermal modeling, simulation, analysis, design, materials, and manufacturing. Some key references on the above-mentioned aspects pertaining to the machine are discussed briefly. Particular emphasis is given on the design and performance analysis... View full abstract»

• ### Coordinated Control of SFCL and SMES for Transient Performance Improvement of Microgrid With Multiple DG Units

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):158 - 167
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Aiming at a microgrid system with multiple distributed generation (DG) units, this paper proposes the coordinated control of a flux-coupling-type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) and superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), so as to improve its transient performance under fault conditions. On the one hand, using the SFCL and the SMES enhances the microgrid's fault ride-through c... View full abstract»

• ### Maintenance Scheduling of Volt-VAR Control Assets in Smart Distribution Networks Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):26 - 33
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This paper investigates a novel approach for maintenance scheduling of volt-VAR control components (VVCCs) of distribution networks with the aid of new generation of volt-VAR optimization (VVO) solutions called quasi-real-time VVO. The new quasi-real-time VVO technique optimizes distribution network using advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data of each quasi-real-time stage. As this VVO perfor... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

The role of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide scientific and professional activity for its members in Canada, the CJECE complements international journals and will be of particular interest to anyone involved in research and development activities in the field of electrical and computer engineering.

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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Shahram Yousefi
Dept. of Electrical and Computer
Engineering
Queen's University