A Deeper Dive into High-Thoroughput Satellites with Hector Fenech

The satellite communication landscape is evolving. The traditional services are not sustaining the growth that the space industry is used to, and new services are showing new promises. Broadband access is such an area encompassing two main applications, namely fixed broadband and mobile broadband. In these days where economics are becoming the deciding factor in …

Problem Solving 101: Next-Generation Emergency Services with Barbara Kemp and Bart Lovett

At Artech House, we ask our authors what problems their books can help readers solve. In this series, we share what our authors aim to do in their writing. Read on to find out what Barbara Kemp and Bart Lovett, who wrote The Handbook of Next-Generation Emergency Services, had to say: What are some problems your …

Artech House Releases the Definitive Resource for In-Band Full-Duplex Wireless Systems with Kenneth Kolodziej

This book is the definitive resource for in-band full-duplex (IBFD) wireless systems. IBFD technology allows devices to transmit and receive signals on the same frequency at the same time, but has intentionally been avoided in a wide range of traditional systems. This is due to the significant self-interference that is generated by a transmitter co-located …

The Past, Present and Future of IoT with John Soldatos

In recent years the proliferation of internet connected devices is enabling the Internet of Things paradigm, which is already disrupting and revolutionizing entire sectors of the global economy including healthcare, transport, trade, energy and industry. IoT is not however is a single technology, but rather an entire paradigm shift in internet computing, which combines concepts …

Predicting Fusing Time of Overloaded PCB Traces Can We Predict It At All? with Douglas Brooks, PhD and Dr. Johannes Adam

When Traces Melt:  Figures 1 and 2 (Note 1) illustrate traces on two different boards. Each figure illustrates the trace at the moment it fuses (melts) due to a significant current overload. The fusing mechanisms are clearly different. So what was different? Here is the first hint. Assume there is a current that is just …

Practical Reliability Data Analysis for Non-Reliability Engineers with Darcy Brooker

Reliability engineering and management primarily focuses on preventing and minimizing failures and their consequences, whether those failures gravely threaten safety, reduce mission effectiveness, or simply increase costs. Most engineering disciplines and systems can effectively use this body of knowledge. But statistical analysis of data is perhaps the area of reliability engineering that discourages the most people. …