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Khalifa University | Date: 2016-11-29

There is provided a computer-implemented method of estimating transmitted signals in a communication system, the signals being transmitted by a transmitter to a receiver over a communication channel having a channel response, the method comprising estimating the transmitted signals based on generated trial sequences minimizing the channel response between adjacent received signals. There is also provided a receiver, a signal detector device and a communication system adapted to estimated transmitted signals in a communication system by generating trial sequences and determining the generated trial sequences minimizing the channel response between adjacent received signals. The present invention is particularly adapted for OFDM communication systems.


Patent
Khalifa University | Date: 2015-07-27

There is provided a computer-implemented method of estimating transmitted signals in a communication system, the signals being transmitted by a transmitter to a receiver over a communication channel having a channel response, the method comprising estimating the transmitted signals based on generated trial sequences minimizing the channel response between adjacent received signals. There is also provided a receiver, a signal detector device and a communication system adapted to estimated transmitted signals in a communication system by generating trial sequences and determining the generated trial sequences minimizing the channel response between adjacent received signals. The present invention is particularly adapted for OFDM communication systems.


Patent
Khalifa University, British Telecom and Emirates Telecommunications Corporation | Date: 2015-08-07

This invention relates to methods and systems for workload distribution, particularly in data centers, more particularly data centers which use fresh air cooling. Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems which calculate a load value for each server which takes account of both the temperature of the server and its current job queue, and determine the server to which an incoming job should be allocated on the basis of the load values of the available servers.


The present invention proposes a demodulator device, a receiver and a demodulation method for M-ary amplitude shift keying systems (MASK) that requires partial knowledge of the CSI, namely, the channel attenuation coefficient. Therefore, the new demodulator, receiver and demodulation method do not require the knowledge of the channel phase shift. Consequently, no complicated channel estimation techniques are required, and the system will be very robust to the system impairments such as phase noise, I-Q imbalance, etc. In this sense, the new technique is denoted as semi-coherent demodulation (SCD). To reduce the complexity of the new SCD, a suboptimal demodulator is derived which has much lower complexity than the optimal while providing almost the same error probability.


The process of detwinning of martensite in shape memory alloys involves the deformation of the crystalline lattice of the material by twin boundary motion. The amount of maximum deformation that can be achieved this way is known to saturate at some point, beyond which further loading will eventually lead to permanent deformation of the material. We present an algorithm for the simulation of martensite reorientation in shape memory materials subjected to multiaxial loading that may exceed the saturation threshold. If the applied load is still nonproportional beyond this threshold, the reorientation strain tensor may continue to evolve while its magnitude remains constant. Such evolution can be simulated using a simple strain-based criterion. The complete process of martensite reorientation can thus be modeled using a set of two yield functions, the first of which is stress-based and governs the detwinning process prior to saturation, and the second is strain-based and governs the reorientation of variants at maximum equivalent reorientation strain. The model is implemented in a finite element software. For this purpose, the evolution equations are solved implicitly using a Newton-Raphson scheme and the consistent tangent stiffness matrix of the material is determined in closed form. Examples are given that show the ability of the model to effectively simulate the response of martensitic shape memory alloy structures to complex loading. The model is then validated using experimental data taken from the literature. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Patent
Khalifa University | Date: 2016-02-18

The present invention introduces a new concept of applying a parallel mechanism in automated fiber placement for aerospace part manufacturing. The proposed system requirements are 4DOF parallel mechanism consisting of two RPS and two UPS limbs with two rotational and two translational motions. Both inverse and forward kinematics models are obtained and solved analytically. Based on the overall Jacobian matrix in screw theory, singularity loci are presented and the singularity-free workspace is correspondingly illustrated. To maximize the singularity-free workspace, locations of the two UPS limbs with the platform and base sizes are used in the optimization which gives a new design of a 4DOF parallel mechanism. A dimensionless Jacobian matrix is also defined and its condition number is used for optimizing the kinematics performance in the optimization process. A numerical example is presented with physical constraint considerations of a test bed design for automated fiber placement.


An architecture for linear-time extraction of maximally stable extremal regions (MSERs) having an image memory, heap memory, a pointer array and processing hardware is disclosed. The processing hardware is configured to in real-time analyze image pixels in the image memory using a linear-time algorithm to identify a plurality of components of the image. The processing hardware is also configured to place the image pixels in the heap memory for each of the plurality of components of the image, generate a pointer that points to a location in the heap memory that is associated with a start of flooding for another component and store the pointer in the array of pointers. The processing hardware is also configured to access the plurality of components using the array of pointers and determine MSER ellipses based on the components and MSER criteria.


The embodiments herein relates to a hybrid non-volatile memory cell system and architecture for designing integrated circuits. The system comprises CMOS access transistor connected to a memristor which stores a data based on a resistance. The system has a word line for accessing the hybrid memory and two bit lines carrying data of mutually opposite values for transferring a data from the memory. The two terminals of the transistor are connected respectively to a first terminal of the memristor and to a first bit line. The gate terminals of the transistors are coupled together to form a word line. The access transistors control the two bit lines during a read and write operation. A control logic performs a read and write operation with the hybrid memory cells. The memory architecture prevents a power leakage during data storage and controls a drift in a state during a read process.


Patent
Khalifa University, British Telecom and Emirates Telecommunications Corporation | Date: 2016-05-04

In response to requests for their use of the resources by the applications, resources are first allocated to inelastic requests specified for performance at a specific time slot. A baseline allocation of resources is then determined which is the minimum amount of capacity that has to be used for efficient operation of the resources required to meet the requests. This baseline will include some additional capacity as the minimum efficient capacity is less than the maximum capacity. Elastic requests, specified for performance within a predetermined time range comprising two or more of the set of time slots, are then allocated so as to prioritise the use of this spare capacity, bringing actual usage up to at least the baseline allocation of resources. If further capacity is required to meet all the inelastic requests, further capacity is allocated and the baseline redefined to include it.


Patent
Khalifa University | Date: 2015-03-23

Embodiments herein described relate to a method of making composite lattice structures by threading one or more fiber tows through a removable pattern in a lattice configuration, covering the pattern and lattice members in one or more face sheets, and interfusing the assembly of pattern, lattice members and face sheets with a matrix.

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