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Journal of Applied Research and Technology

February 2014 Volume 12, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Finite Production Rate Model With Quality Assurance, Multi-customer and Discontinuous Deliveries

    Yuan-Shyi Peter Chiu & Li-Wen Lin, Department of Industrial Engineering; Fan-Yun Pai, Department and Graduate Institute of Business Administration; Singa Wang Chiu, Department of Business Administration

    This study is concerned with the replenishment-shipment decision for a multi-customer finite production rate (FPR) model with quality assurance and discontinuous deliveries. We consider that a... More

    pp. 5-13

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  2. AnaPro, Tool for Identification and Resolution of Direct Anaphora in Spanish

    I. Toledo-Gómez & E. Valtierra-Romero, Escuela Superior de Cómputo Instituto Politécnico Nacional; A. Guzmán-Arenas, Centro de Investigación en Computación Instituto Politécnico Nacional; A. Cuevas-Rasgado, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México Centro Universitario Texcoco; L. Méndez-Segundo, Escuela Superior de Cómputo Instituto Politécnico Nacional

    AnaPro is software that solves direct anaphora in Spanish, specifically pronouns: it finds the noun or group of words to which the pronoun refers. It locates in the previous sentences the referent ... More

    pp. 14-40

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  3. Estimation of LiBr-H2O Using Multimode Interference (MMI)

    E.E. Antúnez-Cerón, M.A. Basurto-Pensado, A.R. Mejía-Aranda & R.J. Romero, Centro de Investigación en Ingeniería y Ciencias Aplicadas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos; J.J. Sánchez-Mondragón, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas; H.H. Cerecedo-Núñez, Universidad Veracruzana; A. Ochoa-Zezzati, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

    We use multimode interference (MMI) as an alternative optical technique to estimate lithium bromide (LiBr) concentration, of the work pair LiBr-H More

    pp. 41-44

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  4. Performance Evaluation of an Integrated Optoelectronic Receiver

    A. Vera-Marquina, Departamento de Investigación en Física; J. Martínez-Castillo, Centro de Investigación en Micro y Nanotecnología; I.E. Zaldivar-Huerta & A. Díaz-Sanchez, Departamento de Electrónica

    This work describes the optical and electrical characterization of an integrated optoelectronic receiver. The receiver is composed of a photodiode and a transimpedance amplifier, both fabricated in... More

    pp. 45-51

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  5. Experimental Synchronization by Means of Observers

    R. Martínez-Guerra, C.A. Pérez-Pinacho & G.C. Gómez-Cortés, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional; J.C. Cruz-Victoria, Universidad Politécnica de Tlaxcala Av. Universidad Politécnica de Tlaxcala No.1 San Pedro Xalcaltzinco; J.L. Mata-Machuca, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

    In this paper we deal with the experimental synchronization of the Colpitts oscillator in a real-time implementation. Our approach is based on observer design theory in a master-slave configuration... More

    pp. 52-62

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  6. Measuring the Institutional Efficiency Using DEA and AHP: the Case of a Mexican University

    A. Altamirano-Corro & R. Peniche-Vera

    There is a general interest in the study of schemes for the measurement of the efficiency of universities, which generates demand but at the same time is controversial because of the complexity of ... More

    pp. 63-71

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  7. Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Power Plant Project and Optimization of a Meteorological Station Performance

    W. Derouich & M. Besbes, High School of Technology and Computer Science; J.D. Olivencia, International Business Development Department

    A prefeasibility study of a solar power plant project was carried out in order to study and search the best location to install a concentrated solar power plant according to a tender with the... More

    pp. 72-79

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  8. Projector Calibration for Pattern Projection Systems

    I. Din, Department of Electronics Engineering, Incheon National University, Korea (South); H. Anwar, PhD School of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), Austria; I. Syed, Department of Electronics Engineering, Incheon National University, Korea (South); H. Zafar & L. Hasan, Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Pakistan

    In this paper we proposed a method for geometric calibration of a projector. This method makes use of a calibrated camera to calibrate the projector. Since the projector works inversely with a... More

    pp. 80-86

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  9. Intelligent Image Retrieval Techniques: A Survey

    Mussarat Yasmin, Sajjad Mohsin & Muhammad Sharif

    In the current era of digital communication, the use of digital images has increased for expressing, sharing and interpreting information. While working with digital images, quite often it is... More

    pp. 87-103

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  10. Neural Control System in Obstacle Avoidance in Mobile Robots Using Ultrasonic Sensors

    A. Medina-Santiago, J.L. Camas-Anzueto, J.A. Vazquez-Feijoo, H.R. Hernández-de León & R. Mota-Grajales, Instituto Tecnológico de Tuxtla Gutiérrez

    This paper presents the development and implementation of neural control systems in mobile robots in obstacle avoidance in real time using ultrasonic sensors with complex strategies of decision... More

    pp. 104-110

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  11. Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm for Control of Selective and Total Harmonic Distortion

    A. Darvishi, A. Alimardani, B. Vahidi & S.H. Hosseinian

    The main purpose of active-filter based power-quality improvement problems is to reduce the total harmonic distortion (THD) and improve power factor (PF) as much as possible. However according to... More

    pp. 111-121

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  12. Robust Image Watermarking Theories and Techniques: A Review

    Hai Tao, Faculty of Computer System and Software Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia; Li Chongmin, Department of mathematics and information, Qinghai Normal University, China; Jasni Mohamad Zain, Faculty of Computer System and Software Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia; Ahmed N. Abdalla, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

    Over the past several decades, digital information science has emerged to seek answers to the question: can any technique ensure tamper-resistance and protect the copyright of digital contents by... More

    pp. 122-138

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  13. Control System Development for a Raman Spectrometer Using Microcontroller Technology

    Alejandro J. Giménez, Rivelino Flores Farías & J.M. Yáñez-Limón

    An electronic control system has been developed for a Raman spectrometer by using electronics based on microcontroller technology. With these microcontrollers it is possible to emulate control... More

    pp. 139-144

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  14. PSO-GA Based Optimized Feature Selection Using Facial and Clothing Information for Gender Classification

    M. Nazir & A. Majid-Mirza, Department of Computer Science, National University of Computer & Emerging sciences, Pakistan; S. Ali-Khan, Department of Computer Science, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Pakistan

    Gender classification is a fundamental face analysis task. In previous studies, the focus of most researchers has been on face images acquired under controlled conditions. Real-world face images... More

    pp. 145-152

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  15. Hardware and Software Co-design: An Architecture Proposal for a Network-on-Chip Switch based on Bufferless Data Flow

    S. Ortega-Cisneros & H.J. Cabrera-Villaseñor, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Guadalajara; J.J. Raygoza-Panduro, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e Ingenierías, Universidad de Guadalajara; F. Sandoval & R. Loo-Yau, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Guadalajara

    The use of on chip networks as interconnection media for systems implemented in FPGAs is limited by the amount of logical resources necessary to deploy the network in the target device, and the... More

    pp. 153-163

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