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    Field Detection Technologies for Explosives

    Explosives are historically the weapons that have been most frequently used against civilians by terrorist organisations. In the past few years, the use of explosives by terrorist groups has cost the lives of more people than the combination of all other attacks, including the use of weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological and nuclear ...

  • Acoustic Emission: Current Practice and Future Directions

    Topics addressed include: sensors and AE systems; fundamental aspects of AE acousto-ultrasonics; new AE signal processing techniques; structural monitoring applications; material deformation studies; novel applications of AE measurement; geotechnical applications; and the use of AE to monitor failure processes in composite ...

  • Sensors and Sensing in Biology and Engineering

    Biological sensors are usually remarkably small, sensitive and efficient. It is highly desirable to design corresponding artificial sensors for scientific, industrial and commercial purposes.This book is designed to fill an urgent need for interdisciplinary exchange between biologists studying sensors in the natural world and engineers and ...

  • Electronic Noses and Sensors for the Detection of Explosives

    This book examines both the potential application of electronic nose technology, and the current state of development of chemical sensors for the detection of vapours from explosives, such as those used in landmines. The two fields have developed, somewhat in parallel, over the past decade and so one of the purposes of this workshop, on which the ...

  • Electronic Noses and Sensors for the Detection of Explosives

    This book examines both the potential application of electronic nose technology, and the current state of development of chemical sensors for the detection of vapours from explosives, such as those used in landmines. The two fields have developed, somewhat in parallel, over the past decade and so one of the purposes of this workshop, on which the ...

  • Encyclopedia of Sensors, 10-Volume Set

    Encyclopedia of Sensors is the first encyclopedia ever published in the field of sensors. The multivolume encyclopedia will provide a complete coverage of most recent advances and emerging new sensor technologies in the fields of science, engineering and medicine. Although there are many books focused on sensors however no encyclopedic reference ...

  • Earth Gravity Field from Space - from Sensors to Earth Sciences

    The ESA explorer core mission GOCE, to be launched in 2006, will enhance our knowledge of the global static gravity field and of the geoid by orders of magnitude. The U.S. satellite gravity mission GRACE (2002-2006) is currently measuring, in addition, the temporal variations of the gravity field. With these new data a whole range of fascinating ...

  • Nontraditional Methods of Sensing Stress, Strain and Damage in Materials and Structures: Second Volume

    The latest volume in this series examines new and nontraditional methods of measuring mechanical properties in materials and structures including: imaging systems to infer deformation fields, acoustic emission techniques, and unique applications and sensors. Many of these novel methods allow measurement of features and parameters that in the past ...

  • Polar Remote Sensing

    This work will be a comprehensive multidisciplinary discussion of the applications of satellite remote sensing - advanced ground-based remote sensing, as both are related to polar science and operations. Discussion is provided on the various passive and active remote sensor types in sufficient detail to be self-contained, with numerous references ...

  • Detection of Explosives and Landmines Methods and Field Experiences

    The problem of reliably detecting explosives, whether in buried landmines or hidden in cars, aircraft cargo, baggage, or carried by suicide bombers, has not yet been solved. Explosive device detection technology can make a major contribution to collective, family and individual security. This book reviews the state of the art in a wide range of ...

  • Corrosion Forms and Control for Infrastructure

    25 papers cover: • Highway and Bridge Deterioration• Numerical Analysis• Atmospheric Corrosion• Electrochemical Impedance Applications• Stray Current Control• Innovative Solutions for Pipes• Corrosion of Rebar in Concrete• Life Cycle Analysis• Sensors for Monitoring Infrastructure ...

  • Advanced Image Processing Techniques for Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Data

    The main objective of this book is to apprise the reader of the use of a number of tools and techniques for a variety of image processing tasks, namely Independent Component Analysis (ICA), Mutual Information (MI), Markov Random Field (MRF) Models and Support Vector Machines (SVM). Typical applications considered are feature extraction, image ...

  • 3D Radiative Transfer in Cloudy Atmospheres

    Developments in three-dimensional cloud radiation over the past few decades are assessed and distilled into this contributed volume. Chapters are authored by subject-matter experts who address a broad audience of graduate students, researchers, and anyone interested in cloud-radiation processes in the solar and infrared spectral regions. After two ...

  • Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Data Sets and Prospects

    The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. ...

  • Advances in Land Remote Sensing

    This book collects the review papers from both technical sessions and three discussion panels of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing (ISPMSRS). It systematically summarizes the past achievements and identifies the frontier issues as the research agenda for the near future. It covers all aspects ...

  • Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing

    Satellite remote sensing for Earth science data has been rapidly expanding during the last decade. Volume 1 of this two volume monograph covers missions/sensors, such as Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), and ...

  • Hydrogen Materials Science and Chemistry of Metal Hydrides

    The study of metal hydrides opens up promising avenues for the solution of world energy problems, as well as casting light on the interactions of hydrogen with materials, the role of hydrogen in materials science, and the chemistry of metal hydrides, all of which are discussed in this book in terms that range from a global look at the new vision ...

  • Hydrogen Materials Science and Chemistry of Metal Hydrides

    The study of metal hydrides opens up promising avenues for the solution of world energy problems, as well as casting light on the interactions of hydrogen with materials, the role of hydrogen in materials science, and the chemistry of metal hydrides, all of which are discussed in this book in terms that range from a global look at the new vision ...

  • Detection of Pathogens in Water Using Micro and Nano-Technology

    Detection of Pathogens in Water Using Micro and Nano-Technology aims to promote the uptake of innovative micro and nano-technological approaches towards the development of an integrated, cost-effective nano-biological sensor useful for security and environmental assays. The book describes the concerted efforts of a large European research project ...

  • Real-time Coastal Observing Systems for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms

    The proliferation of harmful phytoplankton in marine ecosystems can cause massive fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, impact local and regional economies and dramatically affect ecological balance. Real-time observations are essential for effective short-term operational forecasting, but observation and modelling systems are still being ...

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