Special Issue "Selected Papers from the IEEE ICASI 2018"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Systems & Control Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Teen-Hang Meen

Distinguished Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
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Interests: photovoltaic device; dye-sensitized solar cells; nanotechnology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wenbing Zhao

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
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Interests: smart healthcare; motion tracking; computer vision; human–computer interaction; distributed systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Stephen D. Prior

Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7QF, UK
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Interests: microsystem design; nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation (IEEE ICASI 2018) will be held in Chiba and Tokyo in Japan, on 13–17 April 2018, and will provide a unified communication platform for material topics. This Special Issue on “Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2018” is expected to select excellent papers presented at IEEE ICASI 2018 about the topics of electronics and its applications. Electronic Engineering and Design Innovations are both an academic and practical engineering fields that involve systematic technological materialization through scientific principles and engineering designs. Technological innovation via Electronic Engineering includes electrical circuits and devices, computer science and engineering, communications and information processing, and electrical engineering communications. The main goal of this Special Issue is to discover new scientific knowledge relevant to followings topics, but are not limited to:

  • electrical circuits & devices
  • microelectronics and computer technology
  • computer science and engineering
  • communications & information processing
  • electrical engineering communications
  • signal processing
  • measurements technology
  • microwave and electronic system engineering
  • microelectronics and optoelectronics
  • systems & control engineering

Prof. Teen­Hang Meen
Prof. Dr. Wenbing Zhao
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • electrical circuits and devices
  • computer science and engineering
  • communications and information processing
  • electrical engineering communications

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Open AccessArticle Study on Consulting Air Combat Simulation of Cluster UAV Based on Mixed Parallel Computing Framework of Graphics Processing Unit
Electronics 2018, 7(9), 160; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7090160
Received: 7 August 2018 / Revised: 15 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 23 August 2018
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This paper combines matrix game theory with negotiating theory and uses U-solution to study the framework of the consulting air combat of UAV cluster. The processes to determine the optimal strategy in this paper follow three points: first, the UAV cluster are grouped
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This paper combines matrix game theory with negotiating theory and uses U-solution to study the framework of the consulting air combat of UAV cluster. The processes to determine the optimal strategy in this paper follow three points: first, the UAV cluster are grouped into fleets; second, the best paring for the joint operations of the fleet member with the enemy fleet members are calculated; thirdly, consultations within the fleet are conducted to discuss the problems of optimal tactic, roles of main/assistance, and situational assessment within the fleet. In order to improve the computing efficiency of the framework, this article explores the use of the NVIDIA graphics processor programmed through MATLAB mixed C++/CUDA toolkit to accelerate the calculations of equations of motion of unmanned aerial vehicles, the prediction of superiority values and U values, computations of consultation, the evaluation of situational assessment and the optimal strategies. The effectiveness evaluation of GPGPU and CPU can be observed by the simulation results. When the number of team air combat is small, the CPU alone has better efficiency; however, when the number of air combat clusters exceeds 6 to 6, the architecture presented in this article can provide higher performance improvements and run faster than optimized CPU-only code. Full article
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Open AccessArticle FPGA Implementation of a Functional Neuro-Fuzzy Network for Nonlinear System Control
Electronics 2018, 7(8), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7080145
Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 9 August 2018 / Accepted: 9 August 2018 / Published: 11 August 2018
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This study used Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to implement a functional neuro-fuzzy network (FNFN) for solving nonlinear control problems. A functional link neural network (FLNN) was used as the consequent part of the proposed FNFN model. This study adopted the linear
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This study used Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to implement a functional neuro-fuzzy network (FNFN) for solving nonlinear control problems. A functional link neural network (FLNN) was used as the consequent part of the proposed FNFN model. This study adopted the linear independent functions and the orthogonal polynomials in a functional expansion of the FLNN. Thus, the design of the FNFN model could improve the control accuracy. The learning algorithm of the FNFN model was divided into structure learning and parameter learning. The entropy measurement was adopted in the structure learning to determine the generated new fuzzy rule, whereas the gradient descent method in the parameter learning was used to adjust the parameters of the membership functions and the weights of the FLNN. In order to obtain high speed operation and real-time application, a very high speed integrated circuit hardware description language (VHDL) was used to design the FNFN controller and was implemented on FPGA. Finally, the experimental results demonstrated that the proposed hardware implementation of the FNFN model confirmed the viability in the temperature control of a water bath and the backing control of a car. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Evaluating the Application of Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Investigating Seawater Intrusion
Electronics 2018, 7(7), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7070107
Revised: 31 May 2018 / Accepted: 15 June 2018 / Published: 5 July 2018
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Seawater intrusion is a major issue in coastal areas, and the traditional technology of investigation mainly makes use of drilling for water level observation and sample analysis of groundwater; as drilling data is an information of points, it will cost more if it
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Seawater intrusion is a major issue in coastal areas, and the traditional technology of investigation mainly makes use of drilling for water level observation and sample analysis of groundwater; as drilling data is an information of points, it will cost more if it is extended to be information on the surface. Non-destructive geophysical exploration technology has been used in the investigation of the underground environments at all kinds of contaminated sites in recent years. Seawater intrusion is also a groundwater pollution situation, and “Surface and Space” information can be obtained with a small amount of drilling data. This research will use Electric Resistivity Tomography as a geophysical exploration technology to assess the situation at the interface of seawater intrusion and to explore the dynamic changes of seawater intrusion through long-term monitoring. The test site of this research is situated in the seawater intrusion area along Kinmen Island. The research results showed that the front edge of the seawater intrusion could be detected with Electric Resistivity Tomography, and a delay effect existing between seawater intrusion and tidal action was observed by means of Time-lapse. If a long-term observation system is established in future, it could contribute to the confrontation of seawater intrusion and salinization phenomena. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Design of High-Security USB Flash Drives Based on Chaos Authentication
Electronics 2018, 7(6), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7060082
Received: 13 May 2018 / Revised: 22 May 2018 / Accepted: 24 May 2018 / Published: 26 May 2018
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This paper aims to propose a novel design of high-security USB flash drives with the chaos authentication. A chaos authentication approach with the non-linear encryption and decryption function design is newly proposed and realized based on the controller design of chaos synchronization. To
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This paper aims to propose a novel design of high-security USB flash drives with the chaos authentication. A chaos authentication approach with the non-linear encryption and decryption function design is newly proposed and realized based on the controller design of chaos synchronization. To complete the design of high-security USB flash drives, first, we introduce six parameters into the original Henon map to adjust and obtain richer chaotic state responses. Then a discrete sliding mode scheme is proposed to solve the synchronization problem of discrete hyperchaotic Henon maps. The proposed sliding mode controller can ensure the synchronization of the master-slave Henon maps. The selection of the switching surface and the existence of the sliding motion are also addressed. Finally, the obtained results are applied to design a new high-security USB flash drive with chaos authentication. We built discrete hyperchaotic Henon maps in the smartphone (master) and microcontroller (slave), respectively. The Bluetooth module is used to communicate between the master and the slave to achieve chaos synchronization such that the same random and dynamical chaos signal can be simultaneously obtained at both the USB flash drive and smartphone, and pass the chaos authentication. When users need to access data in the flash drive, they can easily enable the encryption APP in the smartphone (master) for chaos authentication. After completing the chaos synchronization and authentication, the ARM-based microcontroller allows the computer to access the data in the high-security USB flash drive. Full article
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