Grosjean C.,French National Solar Energy Institute |
Herrera Miranda P.,French National Solar Energy Institute |
Perrin M.,French National Solar Energy Institute |
Poggi P.,University of Corsica
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2012
Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the verge of breaking through, most presumably flooding the automotive market with lithium-ion batteries as energy storage systems. This paper investigates the availability of world lithium resources and draws conclusions on its actual impact on the EV industry. Apart from lithium deposits geographic distribution, our contributions to the global knowledge range from a short-term forecast of lithium price evolution to a picture of the existing lithium industry and market plus a detailed explanation of the geologic origins of all the inventoried lithium resources. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bouri M.,University of Corsica
2012 11th International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications, ISSPA 2012 | Year: 2012
In this paper, we introduce new technique for localization of narrowband signals. We propose two new versions of the propagator method. Using its algebraic properties, the cross-spectral matrix (CSM) is replaced by the upper triangular matrix (UTM) obtained from the LU or QR factorization of the CSM. The upper triangular matrices are partitioned to estimate the propagator. The LU factorization and Householder QR factorization algorithms need N 3/3 and 2N 3/3 floating point operations, respectively. The triangular factorization technique can reduce the complexity when compared to eigen subspace method such as MUSIC algorithm requires N 3. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods. © 2012 IEEE.
Franceschi P.,University of Corsica
Activitas Nervosa Superior | Year: 2013
This article aims to contribute to cognitive therapy of polythematic delusions by proposing a preliminary step to the implementation of traditional cognitive therapy, based on the construction of alternative hypotheses to delusions and testing of the latter. This additional step resides in the construction in the patient of the necessary skills to use the general experimentalist method of knowledge acquisition. Such an approach is based on the contrast between the logico-theoretical and the experimentalist turn of mind. Some elements such as to allow any such construction in the patient are then described and analyzed.
Bouri M.,University of Corsica
IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, SiPS: Design and Implementation | Year: 2012
The paper describes new techniques to determine the number of sources for a signal based on LU and QR decomposition. We propose novel methods to calculate the threshold for noise subspace estimation used in high resolution array processing methods without eigenvalue decomposition. The paper states that previous techniques primarily use eigenvectors and eigenvalues. We propose an approximation of MUSIC algorithm. This approximation decreases the computational complexity. A full mathematical evaluation of the technique is provided and simulations show that the approach is effective. © 2012 IEEE.
I-MOVE-plus - I-MOVE+ Integrated Monitoring of Vaccines Effects in Europe: a platform to measure and compare effectiveness and impact of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and vaccination strategies in the elderly
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-17-2014 | Award Amount: 7.52M | Year: 2015
The I-MOVE\ Consortium includes European Union (EU) Public Health Institutes, SME and Universities. It aims at measuring and comparing the effectiveness (VE) and impact (VI) of influenza and Pneumococcal vaccines and vaccination strategies a in the elderly population in Europe. The goal is to develop a sustainable platform of primary care practices, hospitals and laboratory networks that share validated methods to evaluate post marketing vaccine performances. The objectives are to identify, pilot test, and disseminate in EU the best study designs to measure, on a real time basis, VE (direct effect) and the VI of vaccination programmes (indirect and overall effect) against laboratory confirmed cases of influenza (types/subtypes) and pneumococcal disease (serotypes), and clinical outcomes. Cost effectiveness analysis will be conducted. Results will allow to understand factors affecting specific VE, the duration of protection of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, the interaction between vaccines, the role of repeated vaccinations, the occurrence of serotype replacement (pneumococcus); identify vaccine types and brands with low VE; guide the decision of the WHO committees on vaccine strain selection (influenza); provide robust benefit indicators (VE and VI) and cost benefit and effectiveness results; guide vaccination strategies (schedules, doses, boosters). This EU member state collaboration will respond to questions that require studies based on large sample sizes and sharing of expertise that cannot be achieved by one country alone. It will allow the best methods to be used and results to benefit to all EU countries whatever their current public health achievements. Results will be shared with international partners.