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Volume-5 Issue-3 Published on February 28, 2016
Volume-5 Issue-3 Published on February 28, 2016

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Baha Ali Nasir

Paper Title:

Performance Comparison between SCFDMA and OFDMA in 4G-LTE under Two Subcarrier Mapping within Variable Channel Cases

Abstract:     The mobile communication is occupied by extra and extra facilities with information speed from little Kilobits per second reach to numerous Megabits per second. Amain choice in the communication system is the select of the multiple access structures. A selection may be the “Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access” (OFDMA). Even with moreprofitsingreatflowin formation facilities, SCFDMA has bring excessive care as an smart substitution to OFDMA and nowrecommendedinportable uplink communications in fourth generation (4G) “Long Term Evolution” (LTE).in this paper the comparison between these two techniques is done in order to prove the powerful points of using the SCFDMA in LTE under two subcarrier mapping that are localized and interleaved style in dual channel kinds that are ITU and LTE channels. The results demonstrate that the SCFDMA provides the lesser “bit error rate” as compare to OFDMA in all cases of channels. Also the interleaved mode gives lower BER than localized mode.



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9.                 Seong-Ho Hur and Bhaskar D. Rao (2012), “Sum Rate Analysis of a Reduced Feedback OFDMA Downlink System Employing Joint Scheduling and Diversity”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 60, Issue: 2, DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2011.2173335, Page(s): 862 – 876

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18.              Haipeng Lei and Xiaoqiang Li (2009), “system level study of LTE uplink employing SC-FDMA and virtual MU-MIMO”, IEEE International Conference on Communications Technology and Applications ICCTA'09, DOI: 10.1109/ICCOMTA.2009.5349218, Page(s): 152 – 156




Hari Hara P Kumar M

Paper Title:

Video, Image and Data Compression by using Discrete Anamorphic Stretch Transform

Abstract:  we have a compression technology which is used to represent the more information efficiently. This kind of technology will helpful when we dealing the exponential increase of digital data. With the help of by increasing spatial coherency, we have new physics based transform to get the image compression. There is a possibility to improve the JPEG and JPEG 2000 performance by using our new technology and showed by experimentally.

 Image Compression, Image De-Compression, Discrete Anamorphic transform, Spatial Coherency, JPEG and JPEG2000, Discrete Cosine Transform, Wavelet Transform, Frequency Decomposition


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Porag Kalita

Paper Title:

Best Practices in Engineering College by TQC with Special Reference to North East India

Abstract: Quality is never an accident, but result of intelligent effort”– John Young. For the rapid growth of population and industries, Total Quality Circle (TQC) has gained importance and being introduce and experimental with in Engineering College in India. In educational institutions, allocation procedure of TQC is complex, as it human beings as input to and output from the system. Students are input and customer too.Quality circle as a means, “ It is a small group of teachers in the same work area or doing similar type of work who voluntarily meet regularly for about to identify, analyse and resolve work related problems, not only improve quality of education and total performance of the engineering college Philosophy to contribute to the improvement and development of engineering institutions are consisting by following special references to the N E India.
1) Teachers develop their ability, wisdom and creativity by using their brain.

2) Teachers educate themselves by sharing experienced.

3) Teachers do not work in isolation but act as a them.

4) Display Human capabilities fully.

5) It promotes job involvement and participation etc.

Therefore, Total Quality Circles in tact represent the form of “self control”, suggested for higher educational institutions.

      Ability, job control TQC, Job involvement, wisdom.


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Mohanad Abdulkareem Hasan Hasab

Paper Title:

Digital Topology and Edge Detection as Application

Abstract:  Digital topology refers to the use of topological properties and features that  could be extracted from images defined as digital grid, In this paper we defined the basic and well known concepts of digital topology and how it represents an image as digital array of different dimension with some operations could be used for enhancing and processing the image for different practical purpose , Then producing an algorithm to detect the edges of images that are considered a type of crucial information needed for segmentation and recognition . and also presented a brief study of the fundamental concepts of the edge detection methods.

 Digital topology ,digital image processing , edge detection















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Khurshid Abdul Jabbar

Paper Title:

Effecting Transformation Towards a Green Computing Infrastructure: A Case Study on Asia Pacific University

Abstract:   Energy consumption and environmental concerns have become organizational priorities as sustainability becomes a business imperative. Within the last decade Green Computing has become a key dimension in IT management owing to the economic opportunities and stakeholder pressure, however, the strategic relevance of Green Computing has largely been neglected as a corporate strategy. This case study on Asia Pacific University aims to deliver a holistic Green Computing Framework for the University. This Framework addresses the key facets of an organization: strategy, technology, infrastructure, operations and administration, as an avenue for the University to assess its Green readiness as it moves towards a Green Computing infrastructure for competitive advantage. The absence of a Green Computing readiness framework is critical for the University to understand the key factors in implementing a sustainable business practice. A sustainable energy-efficient learning centre will account for a healthy environment while maintaining a high standard of educational excellence.

Green Computing, Green Readiness, Sustainability


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Devikant Baviskar, Balbheem Kamanna, Gauri Tembe, Kajal Juikar

Paper Title:

Design and Analysis of Polymer PEK Spur Gear under Static Loading Condition using FEA

Abstract:    this work presents the design and Analysis of polymer PEK spur gear and Comparison of results of PEK with Metallic Cast Iron under limited loading conditions. Application of Plastic gear reduces the weight and noise vibration. Analytical Method is used to calculate Tooth load with help of Lewis equation & dynamic tooth load with help of Buckingham equation. Gear profile modeling is done by using SOLIDWORKS 2015. Finite Element Method is used for Static analysis of the gear to find the Von-misses stress on the tooth of the gear using ANSYS and these values are compared with Analytical values.

 SOLIDWORKS, ANSYS, Lewis and Buckingham Equation, PEK.


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S. Santhosh Kumar, Anu R. G

Paper Title:

Radiating Flare Design of Tapered Slot Loaded Vivaldi Antenna Using Fourier Series Approach

Abstract:     Federal communication commission has allocated a band from 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz for ultra wide band (UWB) applications. An antenna designed for UWB applications should be capable of offering a higher bandwidth, with minimum distortion of signals. One such antenna that satisfies this criterion is the Vivaldi antenna. The gain offered by a conventional exponentially tapered Vivaldi prototype is less, particularly at a lower giga hertz of frequencies. As the gain is dependent on the geometry of the radiating flare, an improvement in the gain is achieved by removing the restriction on the geometry of the flare. An antenna designed using Fourier series takes an optimized shape, such that the condition of maximum gain and minimum return loss is achieved corresponding to the design frequency. Antenna performance obtained from the simulation result and hardware prototype measurements shows a good agreement thereby verifying the design concept.

Ultra wide band, Vivaldi Antenna, Fourier series, gain, Radiation flare


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5.             Dalia M. Elsheakh and Esmat A. Abdallah, Novel Shapes of Vivaldi Antenna for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), in 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2013

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Esayas Alemayehu, Thamineni Bheema Lingaiah

Paper Title:

Development of Iron Oxide Coated Sand (IOCS) Adsorbent for Defluoridation Technology

Abstract:      Although safe and reliable water supply is badly needed, the installation of advanced defluoridation plants in regions with low economic resources such as Ethiopia is, at present, very scarce mainly due to operational consideration and settlement characteristics of the people.  In such cases the development and popularizing of low cost fluoride removal technologies, which does not demand much money and skilled manpower, is important. Therefore, this study focuses on the removal of fluoride from groundwater by using Iron oxide coated sand (IOCS), which could be used as an alternative defluoridation adsorbent. The influence of design parameters such as contact time, adsorbent dose, solution pH, and initial fluoride concentration was investigated. Basic process characteristics were determined under batch conditions. Fluoride adsorption onto IOCS was strongly pH dependent. The maximum adsorption capacity for IOCS was found to be 136 mg kg-1. This result was obtained at optimized conditions of solution pH (4.0), contact time (8.0 h), dose (15.0 g L-1) and initial fluoride concentration (5.0 mg L-1).  The uptake of fluoride slightly increased with increasing equilibrium concentration of fluoride ion in solutions. By increasing the initial concentration of fluoride from 3.0 to 10.0 mg L-1, the adsorption capacity, increased from 90.73 mg kg-1 to 252.17 mg kg-1. IOCS was found to be promising adsorbent for defluoridation technology..

 Adsorption Technology, Batch Experiments, Defluoridation, IOCS


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A. K. Rajak, S. K. Maity, Nagendra Prasad

Paper Title:

Improvement in Mechanical Properties of Ultra High Strength Steel through Induction Melting and Electroslag Refining

Abstract:       The objective of the present study is to develop the ultrahigh strength steel by induction melting and electroslag refining, which is followed by thermomechanical treatment with yield strength in excess of 1600 MPa and elongation of 9-10% . Ultrahigh strength steels are used in fabrication of rocket motor casings, aircraft undercarriages, turbine motors, pressure vessels and offshore platforms.  Some of the currently employed imported steels, like maraging steel is highly alloyed and is expensive . In the first part, the alloys were prepared by induction melting with addition of calculated amount of scrap and ferroalloys. The molten metal was tapped at 16000C and poured in preheated cast iron mould of 48x52x250 mm in dimension. The other alloy is prepared by addition of 0.024% Ti to the base composition. This alloy exhibits better mechanical properties than previous one. In the second part of investigation, Attempts were made to develop steel containing low sulphur and low phosphorous through electroslag refining (ESR) process followed by thermomechanical treatment (TMT). The other alloy was prepared by inoculation of about 0.058% titanium during ESR process. Alloys developed by ESR process resulted in sound ingot with low inclusions. The ESR ingots were further undergone for thermomechanical treatment (TMT) to convert it into plates. The process consist of  pre-rolling of the ESR ingot to a bar at 1200C, followed by hot rolling in two passes starting from 950C and finishing at 850C with equal deformation of 25% in each pass to convert the bar into plates and were immediately cooled in oil. The mechanical properties and some microstructural features were characterized with the specimens prepared from plates. The base alloy displayed UTS of 1792 MPa, yield strength of about 1580 MPa and elongation of 7.6%. Titanium inoculated alloy displayed UTS of 1885 MPa, yield strength of 1700 MPa and elongation of 8.3 %. It can be construed that the mechanical properties of the titanium inoculated alloy were substantially improved compared to base alloy.  Optical and SEM microstructures of the TMT specimen’s reveals predominantly lath martensites. However, the microstructure of titanium inoculated alloy consisted of small packets of finer lath martensite. Titanium addition reduces the grain size and refines the martensite laths that lead to improvement in mechanical properties.

Ultrahigh strength steel, Electroslag refining, Themomechanical treatment, Microstructure, Mechanical properties


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Yendrembam Arunkumar Singh, Taiborlang Lyngdoh Ryntathiang, Konjengbam Darunkumar Singh

Paper Title:

Economic Evaluation of Plastic Filled Concrete Block Pavement

Abstract:    This paper presents economic evaluation of Plastic Cell filled Concrete Block Pavement (PCCBP)  over conventional flexible and Concrete pavements for low volume rural roads. The cost comparison has been carried out considering both construction and maintenance cost for a period of 5 years, based on design analysis and performance studies of  100 mm thick PCCBP laid over 100 mm thick WBM sub-base course. It has been observed that the initial construction costs for both flexible and rigid pavement were higher than that of PCCBP by ~9% and~150% respectively and the total cost (including maintenance cost for 5 years) of flexible and rigid pavement are found to be higher by ~43% and~141% respectively as compared to that of PCCBP. Cent percent replacement of river sand in concrete by waste stone dust proved to be cost cutting without significant change in strength of the concrete.

  ABAQUS, BACKGA, Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD), KENLAYER, Low volume roads, Plastic Cell Filled Concrete Block Pavement (PCCBP), Stone dust.


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Ademola Abdulkareem, Awosope C. O. A., Samuel I., Agbetuyi A. F

Paper Title:

Contingency Analysis for Assessing Line Losses in Nigeria 330-kV Power lines

Abstract:     Line losses in transmission lines constitute one of the major problems affecting power generation and distribution systems. Losses have been found to affect the overall efficiency of a system. Therefore, to increase the efficiency of any system, losses must be minimized. This paper carried out a comprehensive study and analysis of line losses associated with Nigeria 330-kV power transmission lines. The work includes the power-flow analysis carried out on the existing network using both the Newton-Raphson (N-R)written in code-based MATLAB and the model-based N-R in Power World Simulator (PWS) environment. The power-flow analysis was further subjected to contingency analysis and simulation using the N-R in PWS. Two load-flows were performed to reveal voltage violated buses.The results showed that the bus voltages outside the statutory limit of 0.95 – 1.05p.u(i.e 313.5 – 346.5kV) occurred at buses2-Birnin-Kebbi (0.9183pu), bus 9  Akangba (0.937pu), bus 18-Onitsha (0.935pu),  bus 20-New-Haven (0.920pu), bus 25- Kaduna (0.9233pu), bus 26-Kano (0.776pu), bus 22-Jos (0.8192pu) and bus 28-Gombe (0.7247pu) under normal uncompensated condition. Capacitive shunt compensation was applied on these buses and the results recorded appreciable loss reduction (about 18.35%). The result of the single line contingency analysis for uncompensated and compensated indicates a total of 335 and 25 voltage bus violations respectively.

   Line losses, power line, power-flow analysis, voltage violations, compensation, contingency analysis .


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Swetha Ajith Mathew, M. Nazeer

Paper Title:

Strength and Chemical Durability of PC-Slag-RHA Ternary Blended Concrete Mixes

Abstract:      Concrete is an important and commonly used man made construction material, which can be considered to have better strength and durability characteristics. Nowadays, ternary blended concrete is achieving popularity by overcoming the disadvantages of binary blended concrete. The present work deals with study of fresh properties, strength and durability of ternary blended concrete with Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) and Rice Husk Ash (RHA). Concrete mix is designed for strength of 40MPa. The study is limited to ternary blended concrete with 50% replacement of cement with GGBS and remaining 50% of cement is replaced with 5%, 10% and 15% RHA in different mixes. The chloride penetration resistance of the concrete is assessed by rapid chloride permeability test. The observations were critically analysed and the different attributes of the various mixes were correlated with the RHA content in the mix.

 Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Rice Husk Ash, ternary blended concrete, strength, durability


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Haider Sh Hashim

Paper Title:

Security Text Massage Verification via Steganography and Color Image in Internet of Things Environment

Abstract:   Internet of Things (IoT) technologies allow everyday objects including small devices in sensor networks to be capable of connecting to the Internet. Such an innovative technology can lead to positive changes in human life. However, if there is no proper security mechanism, private and sensitive data around humans can be revealed to the public Internet. In this aspect, this paper examines security issues of the IoT that major challenge is faced by IoT. In particular, we focus on the main challenge in exchanging information among devices in IoT's environment. We have combined the concept of attribute based on steganography and crypto hash function to process data with efficient exchange information between two or more entities in the IoT's environment. The proposed scheme has several important security features such as key agreement, resisting malicious attacks, and a good performance. The experimental results view the efficiency and sturdiness of our proposed scheme.

    (IoT), IoT's, However, performance, experimental, security, resisting


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11.       K Babu, S. Kumar and A. Babu , “A Survey on Cryptography and Steganography Methods for Information Security ”, International Journal of Computer Applications”, pp. 13-17, vol. 12, no. 2, 2010.

12.       R.Amirtharajan, R. Akila, P.Deepikachowdavarapu." A Comparative Analysis of Image Steganography", International Journal of Computer Application, Vol.2, No.3, pp. (0975-8887),2010.

13.       Cheddad, J. Condell, K. Curran, P.M. Kevitt, "Digital image steganography: survey and analysis of current methods", Signal Processing Vol.90, PP.727–75 ,2010.

14.       J. K. Mandal, D. Das,"Image steganographic scheme based on pixel-value differencing and LSB replacement methods". IEEE Proceedings-Vision, Image and Signal Processing, vol. 152, no. 5, PP. 611-615, 2005.

15.       Ali A. Yassin, Hikmat Z. Neima, and Haider Sh. Hashim. Security and Integrity of Data in Cloud Computing Based on Feature Extraction of Handwriting Signature, International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF),  Vol.3, No.2, pp. 93-105, 2014.

16.       S. Mortha, R. Kassey," A High-Capacity Digital Image Data Hiding Scheme Using Adaptive LSB Substitution ", International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering  Vol. 2, No. 10, 2012

17.       Ali A. Yassin, M. Hasson, H. Ridha, "A New Message Authentication Code Scheme Based  on Feature Extraction of Fingerprint in Cloud Computing ", International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT),  Vol. 3 Issue 11,  2014.

18.       K.-C. Chang, C.-P. Chang, P.-S. Huang, and T.-M. Tu, “A novel image steganography method, IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, Vol.14 No.6, 2014.

19.       M. Juneja, P. S. Sandhu,―Improved LSB based Steganography Techniques for Color Images in Spatial Domain, International Journal of Network Security, vol. 16, No.4, pp. 366-367, 2014.




Debabrata Bhattacharya, Harinandan Tunga

Paper Title:

Encryption and Decryption Process of a Secret Natural Colour Image Based on K out of N VSS Scheme

Abstract:    The Visual Secret Sharing (VSS) scheme is a cryptographic tool used to encode a secret image into several shares, each of which separately does not reveal any information of the secret image. Visual Cryptography (VC) schemes hide the secret image into two or more images which are called ‘shares’. The secret image can be recovered simply by stacking the shares together without any complex computation involved. The shares are very safe because separately they reveal nothing about the secret image. In this paper, a generalized version of Visual Cryptography is mentioned. Here an image (secret image) can be hidden in ‘n’ numbers of cover images. This generalized version helps the user to attain the desired level of encryption. Also after successful transmission the secret image can be re-discovered using a simple decryption algorithm. The aim of our paper is that a sender sends ‘n’ number of colored images with a hidden secret image in it by encryption and the receiver recovers the secret image from it by decryption. The proposed approach uses meaningful shares (cover images) to hide the colored secret image and the recovery process is lossless. In this paper, we propose a proportionate algorithm which successfully encrypts a secret image into any number of cover images as chosen by the user. Here the amount of original image share depends upon the pixel values of the cover images. Also a critical value on the number of images is determined which helps in optimizing our aim with the complexity.

Visual Cryptography (VC), Secret Image, Hidden Secret Image, Proportionate Algorithm, Human Vision System (HVS)


1.       Adi Shamir, "How to Share a Secret", published in ACM, Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
2.       Naor, M. and Shamir, A., "Visual cryptography", In Proc. Eurocrypt 94, Perugia, Italy, May 9–12, LNCS 950, pp. 1–12. Springer Verlag., 1994.

3.       Moni Naor, Adi Shamir, "Visual Cryptography" ,Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1995,

4.       Mizuho NAKAJIMA, Yasushi YAMAGUCHI, "Extended Visual Cryptography for Natural Images", Department of Graphics and Computer Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 2002,

5.       Harinandan Tunga,” A New Secret Coloured Image Encryption and Decryption Scheme Based on Extended Visual Technology.

6.       Verheul, E.R., van Tilborg, H.C.A., 1997 ”Construction and Properties of k out of n visual secret sharing schemes” Designs Codes Cryptography. (11), 179–196.

7.       C. Chang, C. Tsai, and T. Chen.“A New Scheme For Sharing Secret Color Images In Computer Network”, Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, pp. 21–27,July 2000.

8.       Chin-Chen Chang, Tai-Xing Yu, “Sharing A Secret Gray Image In Multiple Images”, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Cyber Worlds (CW.02), 2002.




Sree Vrinda G. M, Prasanth R. S

Paper Title:

A Survey on Person Reidentification

Abstract:     In recent years, person reidentification receives an intensive attention in the field of intelligent video surveillance (IVR). Recognizing an instance of a person captured by one camera to another instance of the person captured by different camera is mainly called as Person Reidentification. It’s an important task for surveillance applications, either for on-line tracking of a person or off-line retrieval of all videos containing a person of interest. Person reidentification is considered as a challenging problem because the appearance of individuals varies greatly through the scenes, due to different acquisition devices, changes in viewpoints, illumination conditions, shadows, different pose or orientation of person that has to be searched for.  This paper focuses on the survey of different techniques that are used for person reidentification and to tackle all the issues and challenging aspects of person reidentification while simultaneously describing previously proposed solutions for the problems.

  IVR, Person Reidentification


1.     Annan Li, Luoqi Liu, Kang Wang, Si Liu and Shuicheng Yan, “Clothing    Attributes Assisted Person Re-identification,” IEEE Transactions on ircuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol:25, Issue:5, May 2015.
2.     Yanbing Geng, Hai-Miao Hu, Jin Zheng and Bo Li. “A person re-identification algorithm by using region-based feature selection and feature fusion,” IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2013.

3.     L. Ma, X. Yang, and D. Tao, “Person re-identification over camera networks using multi-task distance metric learning,” IEEE Trans. Image Process, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 3656-3670, Aug. 2014.

4.     R. Zhao, W. Ouyang, and X. Wang, “Unsupervised salience learning for person re-identification,” in IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR, 2013, pp. 4321-4328.

5.     Andy J. Ma, Jiawei Li, Pong C. Yuen and Ping Li, “Cross Domain Person Reidentification Using Domain Adaptation Ranking SVMs,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 24, no. 5, May 2015.

6.     LI, W., WU, Y., MUKUNOKI, M., AND MINOH, M. 2012. Common-near-neighbor analysis for person reidentification. In Internationl Conference on Image Processing, 1621-1624.

7.     D. Tao, L. Jin, Y. Wang, and X. Li, “Person reidentification by minimum classification error-based KISS metric learning,” IEEE Trans. Cybern., 2014, 10.1109/TCYB.2014.2323992.




Ahmed Abdulrasool, Hasan Abdulsahib Mezaal

Paper Title:

Investigating the Influence of Hardness and Shape Recovery with Sintering Time of Cu-Al-Ni Smart Alloy

Abstract:      In this study a Cu-Al-Ni alloy was manufactured by powder metallurgy (PM) method by mixing powder of 83%Cu-13%Al-4%Ni for 6 hrs. after that compacted at 650 mpa and sintered at 850 C for ( 3,4,5,6,7) hrs. and heat treated  to investigate the influence of( hardness and shape recovery ) with multiple sintering time.  To make sure that manufactured alloy are smart alloy XRD and SEM tests were done for 3 and 7 hrs . The result showed that Martensite layer was formed on surface. The result of hardness and recovery tests showed fluctuation of hardness and shape recovery with sintering time. The effect of sintering time on hardness is apposite on shape recovery. In this research artificial neural network was used to predict the behavior of alloy at sintering time between 3 and 7 hrs.

   powder metallurgy, hardness, shape recovery ,neural network


1.             Rupa Dasgupta, “Effect of alloying constituents on the martensitic phase formation in some Cu-based SMAs” journal of material research  and technology, vol3 264-273 2014
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3.             M. Benke, “High-Temperature Transformation Processes in Cu-13.4Al-5Ni Shape Memory Alloy Single Crystals” ASM International, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-009-9397-7 2009

4.             Kathryn J. De Laurentis1 and Constantinos Mavroidis2, “Mechanical Design of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Prosthetic Hand” Robotics and Mechatronics Laborato Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey 98 Brett Rd, Piscataway, available on

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7.             M. Reihanian” Application of neural network and genetic algorithm to powder metallurgy of pure iron” material and design journal, vol 32 3183–3188 2011




Bahaa Hussein Taher

Paper Title:

Driver Fatigue and Distraction Detection System

Abstract: Driver monitoring system is a real-time system that can detect driver fatigue and distraction using image processing tools. In this paper, an algorithm is introduced for driver fatigue and distraction detection based on the relation between face and eye regions. We used the position of the face as indicator for distraction through tracking the face of the driver in the image taken by camera placed on the front upper mirror while for fatigue the eyes state was used to index sleeping situation ,the eyes state detected by the size and matching templates for opened and closed eyes .The algorithm tested laboratory and using of recorded videos and approved to be efficient in application for estimating the driver fatigue and distraction

    Driver monitoring system, driver fatigue, distraction detection


1.              Muhammad Fahad Khan and Farhan Aadil, Efficient Car Alarming System for Fatigue Detection during Driving, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2012,pages 480-486.
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3.              Mandalapu Saradadevi and Dr. Preeti Bajaj,Driver Fatigue Detection Using Mouth and Yawning Analysis, IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, VOL.8 No.6, June 2008,pages 183-188.

4.              Harini Veeraraghavan and Nikolaos P. Papanikolopoulos,Detecting Driver Fatigue Through the Use of Advanced Face Monitoring Techniques, ITS Institute Center for Transportation Studies 200 Transportation and Safety Building 511 Washington Ave. SE University of Minnesota September 2001.

5.              Jennifer F. May *, Carryl L. Baldwin ,Driver fatigue: The importance of identifying causal factors of fatigue when considering detection and countermeasure technologies, Transportation Research Part F 12 (2009) 218–224.


7.              Luke Fletcher,,Road Scene Monotony Detection in a Fatigue Management Driver Assistance System.

8.              Swapnil V. Deshmukh,,Driver fatigue Detection Using Sensor Network,  International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (IJEST), 2011,pages 89-92.

9.              Mahesh M. Bundele and Rahul Banerjee,Detection of Fatigue of Vehicular Driver using Skin Conductance and Oximetry Pulse: A Neural Network Approach, iiWAS2009, December 14–16, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ACM 978-1-60558-660-1/09/0012


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20.           Cho, K. J., Roy, B., Mascaro, S. and Asada, H. H., “A Vast DOF Robotic Car Seat Using SMA Actuators with a Matrix Drive System,” Proc. IEEE Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A., Vol. 4, pp. 3647_3652 (2004).




Kamalkishor G. Maniyar, Roshan V. Marode, S. B. Chikalthankar

Paper Title:

Optimization of EDM Process Parameters on MRR & TWR of Tungsten Carbide by Taguchi Method

Abstract:  Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a process for shaping hard metals and forming deep complex shaped holes by arc erosion in all kinds of electro-conductive materials. The objective of this research is to study the influence of operating parameters current, voltage and pulse on time on material removal rate (MRR) and tool wear rate (TWR) in EDM of Tungsten carbide. The effectiveness of EDM process with tungsten carbide is evaluated in terms of the material removal rate and tool wear rate produced. It is observed that copper is most suitable for use as the tool electrode in EDM of Tungsten carbide. In this research, trials are conducted on Tungsten carbide to observe the influence of the parameters such current, voltage and pulse on time on output characteristic MRR and TWR. The experiments are conducted by using Taguchi, DOE technique and analysis is confirmed by ANOVA and regression method. This study presented the optimal machining condition which can be used for maximize MRR and minimize TWR. The tests are confirmed by confirmation test and results are validated mathematical analysis.

Keywords:     ANOVA analysis, EDM Parameters, Material Removal Rate, Tool Wear Rate, Taguchi Method


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3.             S.H. Lee, and X.P. Li, “Study of the effect of machining parameters on the machining characteristics in electrical discharge machining of tungsten carbide”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol. 115(3), 2001, pp. 344-358.

4.             B. Mohan, A. Rajadurai, and K.G. Satyanarayana, “Effect of sic and rotation of electrode on electric discharge machining of Al-sic composite”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol. 124(3), 2002, pp. 297-304.

5.             H. C. Tsai, B. H. Yan, and F.Y. Huang, “EDM performance of Cr/Cu-based composite electrodes”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 43(3), 2003, pp. 245-252.

6.             P.N. Singh, K. Raghukandan, M. Rathinasabapathi, And B.C. Pai, “Electric discharge machining of Al-10%sicp as-cast metal matrix composites”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol. 155-156(1-3), 2004,

7.             Y. Lin, C. Cheng, and L. Hwang, “Machining characteristics and optimization of machining parameters of SKH 57 high-speed steel using electrical-discharge machining based on Taguchi method”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, vol. 21(8), 2006, pp. 922- 929.

8.             S. Dhar, R. Purohit, N. Saini and G.H. Kumar, “Mathematical modeling of electric discharge machining of cast Al-4Cu-6Si alloy-10 wt.% sicp composites”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol. 193(1-3), 2007, pp. 24-29.

9.             Yan-Cherng Lin, Yuan-feng chen, Ching-tien Lin, and Hsinn-jyh Tzeng, “Feasibility study of rotary electrical discharge machining with ball burnishing for Al2O3/6061Al composite”, vol.23, 2008, pp. 391–399.

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11.          S. H. Tomadi, M. A. Hassan, Z. Hamedon, Member, IAENG R.Daud, A. G. Khalid, “Analysis of the Influence of EDM Parameters on Surface Quality, Material Removal Rate and Electrode Wear of Tungsten Carbide”, Proceeding of the International Multi Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, vol. II, 2009, pp 01-06.

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Mohamed Hanaoui, Rachid Aouami, Mounir Rifi

Paper Title:

Smart Antenna System for Wireless Sensor Networks to Improve Energy Efficiency

Abstract:   This paper presents the design and implementation of smart antenna system in wireless sensor network severely to minimize the energy consumption due a interference constraints. The integration of in wireless sensor networks is a challenging and very attractive technical solution to improve the system capacity, the quality of service, and the power control. Smart antenna system has the advantage over traditional omnidirectional antennas system), of being able to orientate signals into the desired direction in either transmission node or reception node. In this paper, we create a view of ground with nodes by using MATLAB, then we compare active communication using SAS and active communication using OAS using the static topology. The designed system provides a flexible and low cost solution for us to make in the smart-home and office smarter. The energy efficiency to bring by smart antenna system is described.

 smart antenna, omnidirectional antenna, wireless sensor network, nodes, energy efficiency.


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3.           Luca Catarinucci, Sergio Guglielmi, Riccardo Colella, Luciano Tarricone . “Switched-Beam antenna for WSN nodes enabling Hardware-driven power saving”. Proceedingsof the 2014 federated conference on computer science and information systems pp. 1079-1086 . DOI: 10.15439/2014F82 ACSIS, Vol. 2

4.           Luca Catarinucci, Sergio Guglielmi, Luigi Patrono, Luciano Tarricone . “Switched-Beam antenna for Wireless Sensor Networks  nodes”. Progress in electromagnetics research C, Vol. 39, 193-207,2013

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7.           L. Ming-Iu, W. Tzung-Yu, H. Jung-Chin, W. Chun-Hsiung, J. ShyhKang, “Compact Switched-Beam Antenna Employing a Four-Element Slot Antenna Array for Digital Home Applications, ” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. , vol. 56 , no.9, pp 2929-2936, Sept. 2008.

8.           Tian-Hong Loh, Ke Liu, Fei Qin, Haitao Liu . “Assessment of the adaptive routing performance of a wireless sensor network using smart antennas”. IET wireless sensor systems, 5th November 2014, DOI: 10.1049/iet-wss.2014.0066.

9.           A. Ansari, “Performance Comparison for Omnidirectional and Directional MAC Protocols for Ad hoc Network,” Int. J. Comput. Appl., vol. 70, no. 21, pp. 26–31, 2013.

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11.        M. N. Alam, M. A. Hussain, and K. S. Kwak, “Neighbor initiated approach for avoiding deaf and hidden node problems in directional MAC protocol for ad-hoc networks,” Wirel. Networks, vol. 19, pp. 933–943, 2013.

12.        M. Hanaoui, M. Rifi, H. Bouassam, H. Terchoune, “Improvement of energy efficiency of GSM BTS by using smart antenna system” Revue Méditerranéenne des Télécommunications, Vol. 5, N° 2, June 2015. ISSN 2458-6765




Devarshi Chaurasia, Yogesh Garg

Paper Title:

Assessment of Building Architecture Design Parameters by Applying Fuzzy Logic Concepts

Abstract:    The field of Building Architecture and Design is considered as multidisciplinary science with a very important dimension as ‘Art’. Architecture and design requires more artistic aptitude then engineering. As far as engineering and science are concerned, phenomenological paradigms are sufficient. However, need to explore new approaches as far as Art and Architecture are concerned. In architecture we make perceptions on the bases of knowledge and experience. Recently, Fuzzy Logic has been among new scientific paradigms to assess the architecture and Design quality, which actually differ or vary person to person. The research focuses on scope of application of fuzzy logic concepts and theory on architecture and design quality assessment. Architectural design quality assessment may consider as science with full of soft and flexible variables. In such situations, assessment on the subject in fuzzy logic terms plays the essential role.

 smart antenna, omnidirectional antenna, wireless sensor network, nodes, energy efficiency.


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8.             Bansal. Sunita, Biswas. Srijit, Singh S.K., Selection of most economical Green Building out of n-Alternatives: Approach of Vague Fuzzy Logic, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.-4 No.-2 pp 164-168, Feb.2015


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Sabah Khan

Paper Title:

Analysis of Wear Rate and Tribological Behavior of Aluminum Cast Alloy A356 and Granite Composite at Different Speeds

Abstract:     Most of the machine elements have surface contacts with friction between them. The presence friction tends to wear off the surface leading to failure of the machinery. In today’s world almost all material scientists are striving to develop materials with low wear rate to improve the life expectancy and performance efficiency of the components. In this paper, I have carried out a comparative analysis of the effect of presence of reinforcing granite particles on A356/LM25 cast alloy of aluminum. The wear rates of both the alloy and composite are analyzed at different speeds and pressures. The results are used to analyze the tribological behavior, of the alloy and the composite.

Keywords: Granite, LM 25, Tribology, Wear rate .


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Swapna P. S, Susan R. J, Sakuntala S. Pillai

Paper Title:

Analysis of Spectral Efficiency in OFDMA Fem to Cell Networks

Abstract:      Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) is a promising multiple access technique for next generation wireless communication such as WiMAX, LTE, IMT-A etc because of its high spectral efficiency and inherent robustness against frequency selective fading. Recently fem to cell has been proposed for indoor coverage extension and to reduce traffic within macrocells. Fem to cells are deployed in an ad-hoc manner by different consumers in the same frequency band, causing interference with each other. To fully realize the potential of these networks, it is necessary to allocate resources to them in such a way that interference is mitigated. This work aims to improve the performance of uplink OFDMA fem to cell networks by joint subchannel and power allocation. Joint subchannel and power allocation using Hungarian and water filling algorithm performs better than the existing fem to cell resource allocation algorithms with respect to spectral efficiency.

  Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA); femtocell; resource allocation; subchannel allocation; power allocation.


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6.          David Lopez, Akos Ladanyi, Alpar Juttner and Jie Zhang, “OFDMA femtocells: A Self Organizing approach for frequency assignment”  IEEE 20th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009.

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11.       Qilin Qi, Andrew Minturn, and Yaoqing (Lamar) Yang, “An Efficient Water-Filling Algorithm for Power Allocation in OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Systems”, 2012 International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2012).

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Faisal Ahmad

Paper Title:

Comparative Analysis of Sediment Removal Efficiency Parameters of Settling Basin

Abstract:       The mechanism of flow in settling basin is so complicated that it is very difficult to establish a general regression model to accurately estimate the sediment removal efficiency. No general relationship is available which can be used for estimation of sediment removal efficiency of settling basin under flushing condition as well as without flushing condition. Even in the absence of flushing, considerable differences exist in efficiencies given by different methods. The present study aims to re-analyze the databases to develop a general regression model for the determination of sediment removal efficiency of settling basin. The equation for sediment removal efficiency of settling basin given by Ranga Raju et al. (1999) has been checked and it was observed that the Ranga Raju et al. (1999) predictor does not give the reasonable estimate of sediment removal efficiency of settling basin. Therefore, the data have been re-analyzed and a new equation is developed which is recommended in order to predict the sediment removal efficiency of settling basin. The qualitative performance of present predictor indicated that it has lowest AAD,RMSE,APE and highest R as compared to Ranga Raju et al. (1999) predictor.

   settling basin, sediment removal efficiency, regression model, R


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Reshmalakshmi C, Sasikumar M

Paper Title:

Fuzzy Rule Based Color Space

Abstract:   Color prediction is still a critical issue in computer vision and image processing. It is necessary to ensure that the perceived color of object remains constant under varying illumination conditions. Novelty of this paper lies in introduction of new color space called linguistic color space designed using fuzzy system for better color constancy. In addition, mapping from RGB to linguistic space retains the precision and accuracy. While evaluating the algorithm, it is clear that the color components are preserved effectively and accurately with the help of combination of different types of membership functions. Inference rules with membership functions results intuitive and efficient color space.

    Color Space, Fuzzy inference, linguistic variable, membership functions.


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Juan Ochoa Aldeán, Edison D. Troya Chanta

Paper Title:

A Method for Identification of White Spaces in the VHF/UHF Band for the Future Deployment of Cognitive Radio Networks in the City of Loja

Abstract:    This project aims to carry out the identification of White Spaces within the VHF / UHF, corresponding to the range of frequencies ranging from 54 to 686 MHz, for possible use in cognitive radio systems bands. The methodology consisted of a spectrum monitoring performed in order to know their spectral occupancy in six parishes of the City of Loja. For that, a spectrum analyzer system was used, in order to evaluate the implementation Cognitive Radio Networks (CRN's).

Keywords:  Spectrum, Wireless Communication, Cognitive Radio, White Spaces, National Frequency Plan.


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R. Abd Allah

Paper Title:

Unbalance Current Detection for Synchronous Generator Using Alienation Concept

Abstract:     In modern digital power protection systems, statistical coefficients technique is recently used for fault analysis. An alienation technique is developed for protecting synchronous generators against unbalance currents conditions. The proposed technique is able to accurately identify the conditions of unbalance phase(s) currents involved in all different types of shunt faults that may locate on stator windings of synchronous generator. Case studies are processed under different loading levels, fault resistances and fault inception angles. It does not need any extra equipment as it depends only on the three-line currents measurements which are mostly available at the relay location. This technique is able to detect the unbalance current conditions, in about a one-cycle period. Thus, the alienation technique is well suited for implementation in digital protection schemes. The proposed methodology is applied for El-kuriemat power station unit that produces 320 MVA and a part of 500 KV Egyptian network. Alternative transient program (ATP) and MATLAB programs are used to implement the proposed technique.

Keywords: Generator protection, unbalance currents, alienation coefficient, internal and external fault..


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Baydaa Hussain Maula

Paper Title:

Generation of p-y curves based on Decomposition Method for Pore Water Pressure

Abstract:      To highlight the importance and strengthen the prominent role  of a pore pressure generation  on p-y behavior under different vital parameters a numerical study will be conducted depending on previous research of shaking table tests. Accordingly, we recognize that the relationship and the mechanism of the dynamic factors is not easy to predict and explain. Estimating lateral resistance and displacement's demands on a soil-pile-structure in a liquefiable ground required an accurate measurements for PWP along the quake period. The decomposition method results explain the mechanical effect of PWP generation with time intervals on pile lateral deformation for cases the presence of a single pile or with a group.

  Pile group foundation, Sand blow, OpenSeesPL, Generation of p-y, decomposition method.


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