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International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems (7 papers in press)


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  • Cluster based Non-Local Filters for Colour Image denoising   Order a copy of this article
    Abstract: Non-Local filters have evolved as an alternative to local filters for image denoising. Even though, these filters relay on the similarity of pixel neighbourhoods within a search window, there are chances that similar pixel neighbourhoods may not be present in the search window. This problem is resolved in Cluster based NLM (CNLM) a recent modification to the basic NLM. CNLM suggests an alternative method for the formation of search window. The pixels in a given image are divided into clusters. Clustering is carried out based on the similarity of neighbourhoods of pixels. A given pixel P belonging to a cluster C is modified as the weighted sum of all other pixels in C. In this paper, we have carried out an extensive study of the CNLM algorithm using colour images. Further, we experimented the cluster approach with Non-Local Euclidean Median Algorithm (NLEM) and Improved Non-Local Euclidean Median Algorithm (INLEM). The study reveals that the performance of cluster based approach is better than the respective basic algorithms for low noise densities in terms of performance evaluation measures.
    Keywords: Image Filtering; NLM; CNLM; NLEM; INLEM; Clusters.

  • Logarithmic Cost Based Improved Constant Modulus (LCICM) Type Blind Channel Equalization Algorithm For M-QAM/M-PSK Signal   Order a copy of this article
    by Prakhar Priyadarshi, C.S. Rai 
    Abstract: In this paper, authors have proposed the blind channel equalization algorithm based on logarithmic cost function for QAM/PSK signal which is widely used in the digital communication system. CMA (Constant Modulus Algorithm) and MCMA (Modified Constant Modulus Algorithm) ,the two widely referenced algorithms for blind equalization of a QAM/PSK signal, exhibit very slow convergence rates and large steady-state mean square error. Proposed algorithm attains faster convergence speed and low steady state mean square error by incorporating the improved logarithmic cost based error function in the resilient back propagation based framework. This makes the weight adaption of equalizer simple. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm has better convergence rate and lower steady state error in comparison to CMA and MCMA algorithms.
    Keywords: Equalization; Logarithmic cost function; RPROP; CMA ;MCMA.

  • A Case Study of Advanced Metering Infrastructure   Order a copy of this article
    by Hyeong-Jin Choi, Sisam Park, Wonsuk Ko, Essam A. Al-Ammar 
    Abstract: In this study, AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) system is developed for the energy management system. To prove an efficiency of renewable systems such as wind, PV, and thermal systems, demonstration site that has the monitoring system of AMI system is selected. Next, the energy demand profile of the selected site is investigated to analyze effects of the use of renewable sources. To show the saving cost, RTP (Real Time Pricing) tariff is applied to the load shifting operating scenario. The result illustrates that electricity cost can be decreased about 11,600 KRW/day and it is equivalent to 9.65 USD/day, 3.8% saving of electricity cost.
    Keywords: Advanced Metering Infrastructure; Energy Operation Scenario; Load Shifting Simulation; Real Time Pricing; Renewable Energy.

  • Classification of 3D Magnetic Resonance Brain Images Using Texture Measures From Orthogonal Planes   Order a copy of this article
    by Yahia Samah, Ben Salem Yassine, Abdelkrim Mohamed Naceur 
    Abstract: In this paper, the performance of two new promising operators for the analysis of 3D textures based on feature extraction is validated. The first operator is the Descriptor Patterns from three orthogonal planes (DDP-TOP), a new feature descriptor that considers the co-occurrences on three orthogonal planes. The second operator is the Grey Level Co-occurence Matrix from Three Orthogonal Planes (GLCM-TOP) which is an extension of the 2D Grey Level Co-occurence Matrix method. To evaluate the proposed approaches, we realized various experimentations using the 3D Brainweb database with various Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) parameters. Six levels of noise are considered to simulate real imaging conditions and different T1, T2 and PDweighted acquisition sequences. This way, the robustness of the used methods against image artifacts is evaluated. In order to classify the MR images of brain into healthy and diseased, several tests are performed in the same conditions of work using the classifier multiclass Support Vector Machines (SVM). The Local Binary Patterns (LBP), a best known method of texture analysis, is used for comparison. Using the DDP-TOP operator, excellent experimental results are obtained that prove the robustness of our approach with respect to the noise level and to different image contrasts. Advantages of the DDP-TOP include speed of treatment and simple computation.
    Keywords: 3D texture; Brain MR images; DDP-TOP; GLCM-TOP; LBP-TOP; SVM; classification.

  • Series Compensation Strategy for the DFIG-Based Wind Turbine under Grid Voltage Dip conditions   Order a copy of this article
    by Olfa Awedni, Abdelkarim Masmoudi, Lotfi Krichen 
    Abstract: This paper proposes a series grid voltage compensation method able to diagnose and tolerate voltage dip faults in order to enhance the fault ride-through (FRT) capability of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind energy conversion systems. A series compensation algorithm is applied to deal with the occurrence of a voltage dip fault. Linearized mathematical models are developed for both healthy and faulty operating conditions in order to establish an appropriate and precise voltage controllers regulation. Finally, the simulation results obtained from the studied FRT technique implementation are carried out to validate the performance of the proposed strategy.
    Keywords: Wind generator; DFIG; fault ride through (FRT) configuration; voltage dip; voltage series compensation.

  • Diagnosis of Stator Faults in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine Using Finite Element Method   Order a copy of this article
    by Manel Fitouri 
    Abstract: This paper attempts to analyze the characteristics of the inter-turn short circuit fault for the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM). Based on Finite Element Analysis (FEA), the influence of the stator faults on the behavior of the PM machine is studied. A simple dynamic model for a PM machine with inter-turn winding fault is presented. The precision of the proposed Finite Element (FE) model is verified by a comparison of the simulation results tests. Using the simulated model, a technical method, based on Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis of stator current and electromagnetic torque, is exported to detect the inter turn fault. The technique used and the obtained results show clearly the possibility of extracting signatures to detect and locate faults.
    Keywords: Finite element method (FEM); Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM); winding short-circuit; Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis.

  • Fuel cells/super-capacitor and Battery/ super-capacitor power control system assessment and lifetime cost for an UPS   Order a copy of this article
    by Imen Ben Amira 
    Abstract: Most common Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) use batteries, Supercpacitors (SCs) and Fuel Cells (FC); either alone or combined together. Two 500 KVA UPS systems relying on FC / SCs and on Lithium Ion (li-ion) batteries / SCs have been studied in this paper. Indeed, a power management system has been established to control each storage system power. Then the effect of the hybridization has been deduced. The aging li-ion batteries parameters have been considered by representing their effects on the charge / discharge curve and on the internal temperature such as the working temperature, the Depth Of Discharge (DOD) and the charge and discharge currents. Moreover, possible FC degradations have been discussed. The start/stop cycling, the power variations and the high power loads degradations have been taken into consideration in order to estimate the FC lifetime span using a prediction formula. Furthermore, the UPS costs have been studied in order to estimate the best average cost.
    Keywords: fuel cell; super-capacitor; battery; lifetime; cost; degradation; uninterruptible power supply; power control.