RFID Technology and Applications Stephen B. Miles MIT Auto-ID Labs Sanjay E. Sarma MIT Auto-ID Labs & John R. Williams MIT Auto-ID Labs Are you an engineer or manager working on the development and implementation of RFID technology If so, this book is for you. Covering both passive and active RFID systems, the challenges to RFID implementation are addressed using specific industry research examples and common integration issues. Key topics include RF tag performance optimization, evaluation methodologies for RFID and Real-Time-Location Systems (RTLS) and sensors, EPC network simulation, RFID in the retail supply chain, and applications in product lifecycle management, anticounterfeiting and cold chain management. The book brings together insights from world’s leading research laboratories in the field, including the Auto-ID Labs at MIT, successor to the Auto-ID Center which developed the Electronic Product Code scheme which is set to become the global standard for product identification.MIT Auto-ID Labs’s suite of Open Source code and tools for RFID implementation is available at www.cambridge.org/9780521880930. Contents: Preface; List of contributors; 1. Introduction to RFID history and markets; 2. RFID technology and its applications; 3. RFID tag performance optimization - a chip perspective; 4. Resolution and integration of HF and UHF; 5. Integrating sensors and actuators into RFID tags; 6. Performance evaluation of WiFi RFID localization technologies; 7. Modeling supply chain network traffic; 8. Deployment considerations for active RFID systems; 9. RFID in the retail supply chain - issues and opportunities; 10. Reducing barriers to ID system adoption in the aerospace industry - the aerospace ID technologies programme; 11. The cold chain; 12. The application of RFID as anticounterfeiting technique - issues & opportunities; 13. Closing product information loops with product embedded information devices: RFID technology and applications, models and metrics; 14. Moving from RFID to autonomous cooperating logistic processes; 15. Conclusions; Appendix: Links to RFID technology and applications resources I. RFID interface specifications; II. Test capabilities (in the order of chapters as presented); III. Simulation environments. ISBN: 9780521169615 242pp £ 45.00 Resource Allocation for Wireless Networks Basics, Techniques, and Applications Zhu Han University of Maryland, College Park & K. J. Ray Liu University of Maryland, College Park Quantization Noise Roundoff Error in Digital Computation, Signal Processing, Control, and Communications Bernard Widrow Stanford University, California & István Kollár Budapest University of Technology and Economics Do you need to improve wireless system performance Learn how to maximise the efficient use of resources with this systematic and authoritative account of wireless resource management. Basic concepts, optimization tools and techniques, and application examples, are thoroughly described and analysed, providing a unified framework for cross-layer optimization of wireless networks. State-of-the-art research topics and emerging applications, including dynamic resource allocation, cooperative networks, ad hoc/ personal area networks, UWB, and antenna array processing, are examined in depth. If you are involved in the design and development of wireless networks, as a researcher, graduate student or professional engineer, this is a musthave guide to getting the best possible performance from your network. Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Basics Principles: 2. Wireless networks: an introduction; 3. Power control; 4. Rate adaptation; 5. Multiple access and spectrum access; Part II. Optimization Techniques for Resource Allocation: 6. Optimization formulation and analysis; 7. Mathematical programming; 8. Integer/ combinatorial optimization; 9. Game theory; Part III. Advanced Topics: 10. Resource allocation with antenna-array processing; 11. Dynamic resource allocation; 12. Resource allocation for cooperative networks; 13. Game-theoretic approaches for resource allocation; 14. Ad hoc/sensor/personalarea networks; 15. Resource allocation for wireless multimedia; Bibliography; Index. ISBN: 9780521873857 560pp £ 77.00 If you are working in digital signal processing, control or numerical analysis, you will find this authoritative analysis of quantization noise (roundoff error) invaluable. Do you know where the theory of quantization noise comes from, and under what circumstances it is true Get answers to these and other important practical questions from expert authors, including the founder of the field and formulator of the theory of quantization noise, Bernard Widrow. The authors describe and analyze uniform quantization, floating-point quantization, and their applications in detail. Key features include: • Analysis of floating point round off • Dither techniques and implementation issues analyzed • Offers heuristic explanations along with rigorous proofs, making it easy to understand ‘why’ before the mathematical proof is given Contents: Preface; Glossary of symbols; Acronyms and abbreviations; Part I. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. Sampling theory; 3. Probability density functions, characteristic functions, and moments; Part II. Uniform Quantization: 4. Statistical analysis of the quantizer output; 5. Statistical analysis of the quantization noise; 6. Crosscorrelations between quantization noise, quantizer input, and quantizer output; 7. General statistical relations among the quantization noise, 30

the quantizer input, and the quantizer output; 8. Quantization of two or more variables - statistical analysis of the quantizer; 9. Quantization of two or more variables - statistical analysis of quantization noise; 10. Quantization of two or more variables - general statistical relations between the quantization noises, and the quantizer inputs and outputs; 11. Calculation of the moments and correlation functions of quantized Gaussian variables; Part III. Floating-point Quantization: 12. Floating-point quantization; 13. More on floating-point quantization; 14. Cascades of fixedpoint and floating-point quantizers; Part IV. Quantization in Signal Processing, Feedback Control, and Computations: 15. Roundoff noise in FIR digital filters and in FFT calculations; 16. Roundoff noise in IIR digital filters; 17. Roundoff noise in digital feedback control systems; 18. Roundoff errors in nonlinear dynamic systems - a chaotic example; Part V. Applications of Quantization Noise Theory: 19. Dither; 20. Spectrum of quantization noise and conditions of whiteness; Part VI.Quantization of system parameters; 21. Coefficient quantization; Appendices: A. Perfectly bandlimited characteristic functions; B. General expressions of the moments of the quantizer output, and of the errors of Sheppard’s Corrections; C. Derivatives of the sinc function; D. Proofs of quantizing theorems III and IV; E. Limits of applicability of the theory – Caveat reader; F. Some properties of the Gaussian PDF and CF; G. Quantization of a sinusoidal input; H. Application of the methods of appendix G to distributions other than sinusoidal; I. A Few properties of selected distributions; J. Digital dither; K. Roundoff noise in scientific computations; L. Simulating arbitrary-precision fixed-point and floating-point roundoff in Matlab; M. A Few papers from the literature of quantization theory; Bibliography; Index; Appendices N – V available online only: N. Comparison of the characteristic function method and Sheppard’s approach; O. Interpolation of the cumulative distribution function from the histogram and numerical reconstruction of the Input PDF; P. Small bit-number correlation; Q. Noise shaping and sigma-delta modulation; R. Second-order statistical properties of a triangle-wave signal; S. Characteristic functions of quantities involved when using Dither; T. Kind corrections; U. Comparison of the engineers’ Fourier transform and definition of the characteristic function; V. A few more papers from the literature of quantization theory. Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers David A. B. Miller Stanford University, California If you need a book that relates the core principles of quantum mechanics to modern applications in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, this is it. Students will appreciate the book’s applied emphasis, which illustrates theoretical concepts with examples of nanostructured materials, optics, and semiconductor devices. The many worked examples and more than 160 homework problems help students to problem solve and to practice applications of theory. Without assuming a prior knowledge of high-level physics or classical mechanics, the text introduces Schrodinger’s equation, operators, and approximation methods. Systems, including the hydrogen atom and crystalline materials, are analyzed in detail. More advanced subjects, such as density matrices, quantum optics, and quantum information, are also covered. Practical applications and algorithms for the computational analysis of simple structures make this an ideal introduction to quantum mechanics for students of engineering, physics, nanotechnology, and other disciplines. Additional resources available from www.cambridge.org/9780521897839. Contents: How to use this book; 1. Introduction; 2. Waves and quantum mechanics – Schrödinger’s equation; 3. The time-dependent Schrödinger equation; 4. Functions and operators; 5. Operators and quantum mechanics; 6. Approximation methods in quantum mechanics; 7. Time-dependent perturbation theory; 8. Quantum mechanics in crystalline materials; 9. Angular momentum; 10. The hydrogen atom; 11. Methods for one-dimensional problems; 12. Spin; 13. Identical particles; 14. The density matrix; 15. Harmonic oscillators and photons; 16. Fermion operators; 17. Interaction of different kinds of particles; 18. Quantum information; 19. Interpretation of quantum mechanics; Appendices: A. Background mathematics; B. Background physics; C. Vector calculus; D. Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetism; E. Perturbing Hamiltonian for optical absorption; F. Early history of quantum mechanics; G. Some useful mathematical formulae; H. Greek alphabet; I. Fundamental constants; Bibliography; Memorization list. ISBN: 9780521897839 574pp £ 48.00 ISBN: 9780521886710 778pp £ 66.00 31