Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology

Author: Robert Karlicek,Ching-Cherng Sun,Georges Zissis,Ruiqing Ma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319001753

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2000

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The Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology is a major reference work on the subject of light source science and technology, with particular focus on solid-state light sources – LEDs and OLEDs – and the development of 'smart' or 'intelligent' lighting systems; and the integration of advanced light sources, sensors, and adaptive control architectures to provide tailored illumination which is 'fit to purpose.' The concept of smart lighting goes hand-in-hand with the development of solid-state light sources, which offer levels of control not previously available with conventional lighting systems. This has impact not only at the scale of the individual user, but also at an environmental and wider economic level. These advances have enabled and motivated significant research activity on the human factors of lighting, particularly related to the impact of lighting on healthcare and education, and the Handbook provides detailed reviews of work in these areas. The potential applications for smart lighting span the entire spectrum of technology, from domestic and commercial lighting, to breakthroughs in biotechnology, transportation, and light-based wireless communication. Whilst most current research globally is in the field of solid-state lighting, there is renewed interest in the development of conventional and non-conventional light sources for specific applications. This Handbook comprehensively reviews the basic physical principles and device technologies behind all light source types and includes discussion of the state-of-the-art. The book essentially breaks down into five major sections: Section 1: The physics, materials, and device technology of established, conventional, and emerging light sources, Section 2: The science and technology of solid-state (LED and OLED) light sources, Section 3: Driving, sensing and control, and the integration of these different technologies under the concept of smart lighting, Section 4: Human factors and applications, Section 5: Environmental and economic factors and implications
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Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Author: D. Yogi Goswami,Frank Kreith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003488

Category: Science

Page: 1560

View: 6382

Brought to you by the creator of numerous bestselling handbooks, the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides a thorough grounding in the analytic techniques and technological developments that underpin renewable energy use and environmental protection. The handbook emphasizes the engineering aspects of energy conservation and renewable energy. Taking a world view, the editors discuss key topics underpinning energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. They provide content at the forefront of the contemporary debate about energy and environmental futures. This is vital information for planning a secure energy future. Practical in approach, the book covers technologies currently available or expected to be ready for implementation in the near future. It sets the stage with a survey of current and future world-wide energy issues, then explores energy policies and incentives for conservation and renewable energy, covers economic assessment methods for conservation and generation technologies, and discusses the environmental costs of various energy generation technologies. The book goes on to examine distributed generation and demand side management procedures and gives a perspective on the efficiencies, economics, and environmental costs of fossil and nuclear technologies. Highlighting energy conservation as the cornerstone of a successful national energy strategy, the book covers energy management strategies for industry and buildings, HVAC controls, co-generation, and advances in specific technologies such as motors, lighting, appliances, and heat pumps. It explores energy storage and generation from renewable sources and underlines the role of infrastructure security and risk analysis in planning future energy transmission and storage systems. These features and more make the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy the tool for designing the energy sources of the future.
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Handbuch der Lichtplanung

Author: Rüdiger Ganslandt,Harald Hofmann

Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

ISBN: 9783322904508

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

View: 1241

Das Handbuch der Lichtplanung bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über Grundlagen und Praxis der Architekturbeleuchtung. Es dient sowohl als Lehrbuch, z.B. für Studenten der Architektur, wie auch als Nachschlagewerk für den Praktiker. Allerdings will es weder mit der umfangreichen lichttechnischen Fachliteratur konkurrieren, noch die begrenzte Anzahl von Bildbänden zu ausgeführten Planungsbeispielen erweitern. Ziel ist es vielmehr, das Thema Architekturbeleuchtung möglichst praxisnah und verständlich zu erschließen. Hintergrundinformationen liefert das einleitende Kapitel zur Geschichte der Beleuchtung. Der zweite Teil des Handbuchs beschäftigt sich mit lichttechnischen Grundlagen und einer Darstellung der verfügbaren Lichtquellen, Betriebsgeräte und Leuchten. Der dritte Teil umfaßt eine Auseinandersetzung mit Konzepten, Strategien und Abläufen der lichtplanerischen Praxis. Im vierten Teil findet sich eine umfangreiche Sammlung exemplarischer Lösungen für die häufigsten Aufgabenstellungen der Innenraumbeleuchtung. Glossar, Register und Literaturverzeichnis sollen die Arbeit mit dem Handbuch unterstützen und die Suche nach weiterführender Literatur erleichtern.
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CRC Handbook of Energy Efficiency

Author: Frank Kreith,Ronald E. West

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849325144

Category: Science

Page: 1113

View: 1515

Addressing the needs of engineers, energy planners, and policy makers, CRC Handbook of Energy Efficiency provides up-to-date information on all important issues related to efficient energy use, including: Efficient energy technologies Economics Utility restructuring Integrated resource planning Energy efficient building design Industrial energy conservation Wind energy Solar thermal systems Photovoltaics Renewable energy Cogeneration Fossil fuel cost projections The rapid changes that characterize the technology of energy generation systems, and the forthcoming competition among energy producers, make this handbook a must for anyone involved in the science, technology, or policy of energy. The 53 expert contributors from industry, government, and universities, and the 600+ figures and tables make CRC Handbook of Energy Efficiency a professional and valuable resource.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8897

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Das HDRI-Handbuch

High Dynamic Range Imaging für Fotografen und Computergrafiker

Author: Christian Bloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898644303

Category:

Page: 389

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Handbook of Industrial Lighting

Author: Stanley L. Lyons

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483101940

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 982

Handbook of Industrial Lighting is a practical guide on the specification, design, installation, operation, and maintenance of lighting in industrial premises. Coverage of the book includes the importance of good localized lighting; the different lighting schemes; lighting for difficult visual tasks; lighting in consideration to safety; and emergency lighting. The book also includes the practical, thermal, ventilation, and energy considerations; lighting in different environments; maintenance of lighting installations; and the cost benefits of efficient lighting. Appendices include useful information such as UK legislation and codes on lighting; summary of lamp and luminaire data; and conversion factors. The text is recommended for those involved in the design, planning, and maintenance of industrial places such as factories and power plants.
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Grundlagen der Photonik

Author: Bahaa E. A. Saleh,Malvin Carl Teich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527406777

Category: Optoelectronics

Page: 1406

View: 3598

Schon die erste Auflage des englischen Lehrbuchs 'Fundamentals of Photonics' zeichnete sich durch seine ausgewogene Mischung von Theorie und Praxis aus, und deckte in detaillierter Darstellung die grundlegenden Theorien des Lichts ab. Es umfasste sowohl die Themen Strahlenoptik, Wellenoptik, elektromagnetische Optik, Photonenoptik, sowie die Wechselwirkung von Licht und Materie, als auch die Theorie der optischen Eigenschaften von Halbleitern. Die Photonik-Technologie hat eine rasante Entwicklung genommen seit der Publikation der ersten Ausgabe von 'Fundamentals of Photonics' vor 15 Jahren. Die nun vorliegende Zweite Auflage des Marksteins auf dem Gebiet der Photonik trägt mit zwei neuen und zusätzlichen Kapiteln den neuesten technologischen Fortschritten Rechnung: Photonische Kristalle sowie Ultrakurzpuls-Optik. Zudem wurden alle Kapitel gründlich überarbeitet und viele Abschnitte hinzugefügt, so z.B. über Laguerre-Gauss Strahlen, die Sellmeier-Gleichung, Photonenkristall-Wellenleiter, photonische Kristallfasern, Mikrosphären-Resonatoren, Optische Kohärenz Tomographie, Bahndrehimpuls des Photons, Bohrsche Theorie, Raman-Verstärker, rauscharme Avalanche-Photodioden, Abstimmkurven und Dispersions-Management.
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Energy Management and Conservation Handbook

Author: Frank Kreith,D. Yogi Goswami

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420044300

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 9933

While researchers work overtime to create new technologies and methods of providing energy, it is critical that modern industry makes the most efficient use of the energy that is currently available. The Energy Management and Conservation Handbook offers expert guidance on the planning and design of “green” technologies. It focuses on management strategies for better utilization of energy in buildings and industry as well as ways of improving energy efficiency at the end use. Renowned authorities from around the globe share insights and modern points of view on a broad spectrum of topics. Summarizing proven energy efficient technologies in the building sector, the book includes examples that highlight the cost-effectiveness of some of these technologies. It introduces basic methods for designing and sizing cost-effective systems and determining whether it is economically efficient to invest in specific energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. It provides guidance for computing measures of economic performance for relatively simple investment choices and the fundamentals for dealing with complex investment decisions. The book also describes energy audit producers commonly used to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings as well as industrial facilities. After developing the basics of HVAC control, the book explores operational needs for successfully maintained operations. It describes the essentials of control systems for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning of buildings designed for energy conserving operation. The book also defines demand-side management, covers its role in integrated resource planning, and delineates the main elements of its programs. The book demonstrates these concepts with case studies of successful demand-side management programs. These features and more provide the tools necessary to improve energy management leading to higher energy efficiencies.
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Valuation Handbook - U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital

Author: Roger J. Grabowski,James P. Harrington,Carla Nunes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111944585X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital, 2003 Essentials Edition includes two sets of valuation data: Data previously published in the 2003 Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report Data previously published in the Morningstar/Ibbotson 2003 Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation (SBBI) Valuation Yearbook The Valuation Handbook – 2003 U.S. Essentials Edition includes data through December 31, 2002, and is intended to be used for 2003 valuation dates. The Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital, Essentials Editions are designed to function as historical archives of the two sets of valuation data previously published annually in: The Morningstar/Ibbotson Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation (SBBI) Valuation Yearbook from 1999 through 2013 The Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report from 1999 through 2013 The Duff & Phelps Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital from 2014 The Valuation Handbook – U.S. Essentials Editions are ideal for valuation analysts needing "historical" valuation data for use in: The preparation of carve-out historical financial statements, in cases where historical goodwill impairment testing is necessary Valuing legal entities as of vintage date for tax litigation related to a prior corporate restructuring Tax litigation related to historical transfer pricing policies, etc. The Valuation Handbook – U.S. Essentials Editions are also designed to serve the needs of: Corporate finance officers for pricing or evaluating mergers and acquisitions, raising private or public equity, property taxation, and stakeholder disputes Corporate officers for the evaluation of investments for capital budgeting decisions Investment bankers for pricing public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity financing CPAs who deal with either valuation for financial reporting or client valuations issues Judges and attorneys who deal with valuation issues in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and partner disputes, damage cases, solvency cases, bankruptcy reorganizations, property taxes, rate setting, transfer pricing, and financial reporting For more information about Duff & Phelps valuation data resources published by Wiley, please visit www.wiley.com/go/valuationhandbooks.
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The Handbook of Lighting Surveys and Audits

Author: John L. Fetters

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849399725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 1236

Complete with checklists and forms, this step-by-step guide tells everything the facilities management professional needs to know about conducting lighting surveys and audits in a commercial or industrial facility. Lighting audits are required when companies undertake lighting retrofits and related projects in order to improve their lighting systems. The best way to ensure maximum performance of the new systems, maximize return on investment, and prove energy savings (in order to qualify for financial assistance or meet government targets) is to start with a comprehensive lighting audit. Public and private incentives along with recent energy saving advances in lighting technology have motivated companies to turn to energy saving solutions. Written by one of the nation's leading authorities on lighting and the education of lighting professionals, this practical handbook provides the auditor with the solid, useful information needed to accomplish accurate surveys and audits.
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Energy Management and Conservation Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Frank Kreith,D. Yogi Goswami

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315356619

Category: Science

Page: 425

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Energy is the mainstay of industrial societies, and without an adequate supply of energy the social, political and economic stability of nations is put into jeopardy. With supplies of inexpensive fossil fuels decreasing, and climate change factors becoming more threatening, the need to conserve energy and move steadily to more sustainable energy sources is more urgent than ever before. The updated Second Edition of this successful handbook includes chapters from leading experts on the economics and fiscal management of energy, with a focus on the tools available to advance efficiency and conservation measures. Updated coverage of renewable energy sources, energy storage technologies, energy audits for buildings and building systems, and demand-side management is provided. The appendix of the handbook provides extensive data resources for analysis and calculation.
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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution

Author: Harry Box

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136046585

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 568

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Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * More coverage of the aesthetics of lighting * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Material is harmonized with industry safety and skills training curriculum * More coverage than ever before about setting up and running DMX512 networks and DMX512 enabled devices, including wireless DMX512 networks * Completely revised and updated sections of HMIs, tungsten light fixtures, and fluorescent technologies * Additional information on dealing with current harmonics, working with portable generators. * New section on using 480V power * In addition to previsualization software, new material provides a primer on creating professional light plots and using computer aided design software * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power * More rigging tricks and techniques * Written in the same friendly, easy-to-read style that has made this book so popular * Companion Web site contains exclusive articles written by the author, illustrations, and an indispensable resource center with key industry links. Please visit http://www.booksite.focalpress.com/box/setlighting/ * An indispensable on-the-job reference for tens of thousands of film lighting technicians * Includes professional-level procedures that save time and promote safety and efficiency * Written by a lighting technology expert with 20 years of experience as a gaffer and director of photography.
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VDI-Wärmeatlas

Author: VDI Gesellschaft

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540255048

Category: Science

Page: 1500

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Der VDI-Wärmeatlas ist nach wie vor ein unentbehrliches Arbeitsmittel für jeden Praktiker, der sich mit Fragen zur Wärme- und Stoffübertragung beschäftigt. Für die tägliche Arbeit mit Tabellen und Stoffwerten ist das Ringbuch mit dem Vorteil des Herausnehmens der Blätter und deren beliebiger Neuordnung eine bequeme Variante. Das Werk ermöglicht sowohl die technisch als auch wirtschaftlich optimale Auslegung verfahrenstechnischer Apparate und Anlagen. Für diese 10. Auflage wurden alle Beiträge einem umfassenden fachlichen Prüfverfahren unterzogen, das dem Nutzer ein Höchstmaß an Sicherheit bietet, dass die Daten, Berechnungsverfahren und Aussagen dem neuesten Stand des Wissens entsprechen. Um Redundanzen zu minimieren, wurde zum Teil neu strukturiert. Zahlreiche Aktualisierungen und Ergänzungen wurden aufgenommen, einige Beiträge sind völlig neu (v.a. in den Teilen D: Stoffwerte und Zustandsgrößen und L: Druckverlust).
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Elektrische Antriebe - Regelung von Antriebssystemen

Author: Dierk Schröder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642300960

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1879

View: 5858

Dieser Teil des vierteiligen Lehr- und Nachschlagewerks „Elektrische Antriebe" behandelt ausführlich die Regelung von Antriebssystemen. Nach einer Einführung in die regelungstechnischen Grundlagen geht der Autor im Detail auf die Regelung der verschiedenen elektrischen Maschinentypen ein. Zuletzt werden Aspekte der geregelten Maschinen in Antriebssystemen behandelt. Für die 3. Auflage wurden die Inhalte aktualisiert, Abschnitte zur Regelung von Drehfeldmaschinen überarbeitet und ein Kapitel über die Identifikation linearer Systeme hinzugefügt.
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Lighting Controls Handbook

Author: Craig DiLouie

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0881735744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 3718

Intended for energy managers, electrical engineers, building managers, lighting designers, consultants, and other electrical professionals, this book provides a practical description of major lighting controls types and how to apply them. It's a comprehensive step-by-step educational tour of lighting automation technology and its practical design and application, with useful discussion about the purpose and benefits of lighting controls, emphasizing the achieving of relevant energy savings, as well as support of occupant visual needs and preferences. The book shows readers how to take advantage of the many benefits of today's sophisticated controls, including expanded energy saving opportunities, and increased flexibility, reliability and interoperability.
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Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry

Mapping a Way of Knowing for Professional Reflective Inquiry

Author: Nona Lyons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387857442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 606

View: 6786

Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry - and why it’s necessary in our lives - can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Greene and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors: - Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not; - Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education; - Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law; - Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement; - Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection; - Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry. Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.
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Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth

Author: Govindhan Dhanaraj,Kullaiah Byrappa,Vishwanath Prasad,Michael Dudley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540747611

Category: Science

Page: 1818

View: 9667

Over the years, many successful attempts have been chapters in this part describe the well-known processes made to describe the art and science of crystal growth, such as Czochralski, Kyropoulos, Bridgman, and o- and many review articles, monographs, symposium v- ing zone, and focus speci cally on recent advances in umes, and handbooks have been published to present improving these methodologies such as application of comprehensive reviews of the advances made in this magnetic elds, orientation of the growth axis, intro- eld. These publications are testament to the grow- duction of a pedestal, and shaped growth. They also ing interest in both bulk and thin- lm crystals because cover a wide range of materials from silicon and III–V of their electronic, optical, mechanical, microstructural, compounds to oxides and uorides. and other properties, and their diverse scienti c and The third part, Part C of the book, focuses on - technological applications. Indeed, most modern ad- lution growth. The various aspects of hydrothermal vances in semiconductor and optical devices would growth are discussed in two chapters, while three other not have been possible without the development of chapters present an overview of the nonlinear and laser many elemental, binary, ternary, and other compound crystals, KTP and KDP. The knowledge on the effect of crystals of varying properties and large sizes. The gravity on solution growth is presented through a c- literature devoted to basic understanding of growth parison of growth on Earth versus in a microgravity mechanisms, defect formation, and growth processes environment.
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Handbook of Machine Vision

Author: Alexander Hornberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527610146

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 821

View: 9680

With the demands of quality management and process control in an industrial environment machine vision is becoming an important issue. This handbook of machine vision is written by experts from leading companies in this field. It goes through all aspects of image acquisition and image processing. From the viewpoint of the industrial application the authors also elucidate in topics like illumination or camera calibration. Attention is paid to all hardware aspects, starting from lenses and camera systems to camera-computer interfaces. Besides the detailed hardware descriptions the necessary software is discussed with equal profoundness. This includes sections on digital image basics as well as image analysis and image processing. Finally the user is introduced to general aspects of industrial applications of machine vision, such as case studies and strategies for the conception of complete machine vision systems. With this handbook the reader will be enabled not only to understand up to date systems for machine vision but will also be qualified for the planning and evaluation of such technology.
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