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  • Advances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication: Applications and State-of-the-art

    (Aug 17, 2016)
    Category: Book Reviews "The 437-page text targets developers and researchers working in wireless communication who are designing antennas and planning communication channels in the close proximity of human bodies. In the absence of this text, researchers would be forced to plow through a lot of published research to get the kind of transmission data they would need to field systems. Instead, the book authors have done that work, summarizing the results of numerous studies done in the frequency bands that pertain to body-centric RF. This volume is also particularly helpful in that the design of wearable electronics is too new to have found its way into textbooks. Thus summaries of research in the field is pretty much all that practitioners can hope to see in book form."

    Lee Teschler, BS Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, MBA—Executive Editor, Design World
  • Power Electronic Converters and Systems: Frontiers and applications

    (Jul 14, 2016)
    Category: Book Reviews "Power Electronic Converters and Systems: Frontiers and Applications explores and suggests new trends and frontiers in the interdisciplinary field of power electronics systems (PES). The book includes contributions from an international panel of forty-four PES experts covering subjects, such as, SiC devices, multilevel and matrix converters (MC), smart power electronic modules, Zero Voltage and Zero Current Switching (ZVS and ZCS), switching power supplies, EVs, sliding mode and intelligent direct torque control (DTC) of IM drives, sliding mode observers and Model based Predictive Control (MPC) [6]-[7]-[8] of PMSM drives and wind turbines (WTs).
    The book is also matchless in performing detailed study of contactless power (WPT) and in Sequence-Based Control (SBC), together with the implementation of high frequency solid-state power transformer (SST) using 3 level neutral point clamped multilevel converters built with 15kV SiC IGBTs."

    Fernando A. Silva, PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks, 3rd Edition

    (Jul 14, 2016)
    Category: Book Reviews "Distributed energy resources connected to the distribution system, as well as the requirements for reducing the fault clearing time are some of the drivers for a different approach to distribution systems protection. That is why the third edition of “Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks” is a timely update of the popular book that represents a practical resource for graduate students, practicing engineers and many others with interest in the subject. The authors of the book are two engineers with huge practical and teaching experience that well understand the subject matter, as well as how to present it in an understandable manner."

    Pac World, Issue of December 2011
  • Wide Area Monitoring of Interconnected Power Systems

    (Jul 14, 2016)
    Category: Book Reviews " “Big Data” is one of the buzz words of our time, due to the tremendous amount of data that is produced by billions of smart devices everywhere around us. (...) One of the big questions that many people are asking is “What do we do with all this data?” The book by Prof. Messina is one of the answers to this question. The author is an IEEE Fellow and one of the global authorities’ on wide area electric power systems stability. (...) In this book Prof. Messina looks at the impact of all the new sensors, advanced communications systems and improved data processing techniques which make wide area system monitoring a realistic capability of energy management and system integrity protection systems."

    PAC World, January 2016 Issue
  • Advanced Relay Technologies in Next Generation Wireless Communications

    (Jul 14, 2016)
    Category: Book Reviews "This is a compelling anthology on the topical subject of relaying. The amalgam of an exquisite author-team and the influential editorial touch resulted in excellent state-of-the-art anthology."

    Lajos Hanzo, FREng, FIEEE, FIEE, DSc, Chair of Telecomms, University of Southampton