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Journal of Applied Research and Technology

December 2017 Volume 15, Number 6

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Number of articles: 12

  1. BiT-SiEm: A packet-level simulation and emulation platform for BitTorrent

    Alberto Aguilar-Gonzalez, Camilo Lozoya, Carlos Ventura-Molina, Rodolfo Castelló & Armando Román-Flores

    Simulation and emulation have been used by researchers to develop new network protocols and to test, modify and optimize existing ones; these experiments must imitate the heterogeneous nature of... More

    pp. 513-523

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  2. A novel Diamond-Mean predictor for reversible watermarking of images

    Muhammad Ishtiaq, Department of Computer Science, FAST-National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan; Arfan Jaffar, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia

    Reversible watermarking (RW) is the art of embedding secret information in the host image such that after extraction of hidden information, original image is also restored from the watermarked... More

    pp. 524-532

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  3. Microstructure development, mechanical and tribological properties of a semisolid A356/xSiCp composite

    Hamidreza Ghandvar, Mohd Hasbullah Idris, Norhayati Ahmad & Navid Moslemi

    This paper presents the results of experimental investigation on microstructure (size and morphology of eutectic Si), impact toughness and sliding wear properties of A356 Al-Si alloy and composites... More

    pp. 533-544

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  4. The effect of grounding system modeling on lightning-related studies of transmission lines

    Reza Shariatinasab & Javad Gholinezhad

    Un-accurate modeling of power system may cause to under or over-design the insulation, which in turn, leads to increase in the investment and/or maintenance cost of the network protection against... More

    pp. 545-554

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  5. Contouring reflective plates along a curved strip using the intensity integration technique: Experimentation and simulation

    A. Vijaya, G. Subramanian & V.S. Lakshmipriya

    The intensity integration technique (IIT) is one of the simplest intensity-based image processing techniques used to determine the deformation field of a reflective specimen (1D or 2D) under loaded... More

    pp. 555-561

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  6. Wireless sensor networks: A survey on monitoring water quality

    Mompoloki Pule, Abid Yahya & Joseph Chuma

    Diseases related to poor water and sanitation conditions have over 200 million cases reported annually, causing 5–10 million deaths world-wide. Water quality monitoring has thus become essential to... More

    pp. 562-570

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  7. Multi-resolution Laws’ Masks based texture classification

    Sonali Dash & Uma Ranjan Jena

    Wavelet transforms are widely used for texture feature extraction. For dyadic transform, frequency splitting is coarse and the orientation selection is even poorer. Laws’ mask is a traditional... More

    pp. 571-582

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  8. Forward-backward processing technique for image denoising using FDZP 2D filter

    Atul Kumar Verma & Barjinder Singh Saini

    In this paper, a fractional differential zero phase (FDZP) 2D filter is constructed which is based on the technique of zero-phase filtering utilizing the concept of R–L integral with fractional... More

    pp. 583-592

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  9. Sequential microcontroller-based control for a chemical vapor deposition process

    Edgar Serrano Pérez, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CIITEC, Cerrada de Cecati, Mexico; Javier Serrano Pérez, Universidad Tecnológica de Tecámac, Carretera Federal México – Pachuca, Mexico; Fernando Martínez Piñón, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CIITEC, Cerrada de Cecati, Mexico; José Manuel Juárez García, Centro Nacional de Metrología, Km 4.5 Carretera a Los Cués, C.P. 76246 Municipio El Marqués, Mexico; Omar Serrano Pérez, Departamento de Posgrado, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CIDETEC, Mexico; Fernando Juárez López, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CIITEC, Cerrada de Cecati, Mexico

    A cost-effective direct liquid injection system is developed for a chemical vapor deposition process using a microcontroller. The precursor gas phase is controlled by the precise sequential... More

    pp. 593-598

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  10. Design of thin film solar cells based on a unified simple analytical model

    Armando Acevedo-Luna, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Electrical Engineering Department, Mexico; Roberto Bernal-Correa, Grupo DEMA, Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad del Sinú, Colombia; Jorge Montes-Monsalve, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia; Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Electrical Engineering Department, Mexico

    Polycrystalline thin film solar cells made with absorber materials such as CdTe, CIGS, CZTS and metalorganic halides (perovskites) are currently important alternatives for the silicon solar cell... More

    pp. 599-608

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  11. Photo-induced ignition phenomenon of carbon nanotubes by Xenon pulsed light: Ignition tests analysis, automotive and new potential applications, future developments

    Patrizio Primiceri, Roberto de Fazio, Luciano Strafella, Antonio Paolo Carlucci & Paolo Visconti

    The possibility to use carbon nanotubes (CNTs) enriched with a certain amount of metal nanoparticles for photo-inducing the combustion of liquid fuel sprays, gaseous and solid fuels was... More

    pp. 609-623

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  12. Integrated Taguchi-simulated annealing (SA) approach for analyzing wear behaviour of silicon nitride

    Sachin Ghalme, Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Department, Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering and Technology, India; Ankush Mankar, Mechanical Engineering Department, VM Institute of Engineering and Technology, India; Yogesh Bhalerao, Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, India

    In this study, the integrated Taguchi-simulated annealing (SA) approach is applied to examine the wear behaviour of silicon nitride (Si More

    pp. 624-632

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