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THE APPLICATION OF RELIABILITY REALLOCATION MODEL IN TRAFFIC SAFETY ANALYSIS ON RURAL ROADS

location. These models have a number of advantages for the road authority. Jovanović et al. and Bačkalić et al. [11-12] showed the practical application of these models in analyzing the road accident frequency on rural roads. This paper presents the results of applying the reliability theory model according to the methodology developed in [11-12] and compares traffic safety on rural roads for two periods of analysis, five years before the adaptation of the new law on road traffic safety and four after

Svetlana BAČKALIĆ, Dragan JOVANOVIĆ, Todor BAČKALIĆ, Boško MATOVIĆ, Miloš PLJAKIĆ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 115–125

Original Paper

Inter-rater reliability in the classification of supraspinatus tendon tears using 3D ultrasound – a question of experience?

BackgroundThree-dimensional (3D) ultrasound of the shoulder is characterized by a comparable accuracy to two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. No studies investigating 2D versus 3D inter-rater reliability in the detection of supraspinatus tendon tears taking into account the level of experience of the raters have been carried out so far.ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability in the analysis of 3D ultrasound image sets of the supraspinatus tendon between

Giorgio Tamborrini, Christian Marx, Raphael Micheroli

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 66, 252–259

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RELIABILITY-BASED EVALUATION OF LOSS DUE TO DISTRIBUTION OF NONSTRUCTURAL COMPONENTS IN HEIGHT

nonstructural components in comparison to structural ones. This paper addresses the question of how to distribute nonstructural components in height of a building accounting for more reliable economic loss subjected to seismic excitation through application of fully probabilistic reliability approach. This purpose has been captured through proposing a new modified distribution of building nonstructural components in height for three typical steel moment frames and conducting comparative assessments for two

Leila HAJ NAJAFI, Mohsen TEHRANIZADEH

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 77–98

Research Article

Training Data Compression Algorithms and Reliability in Large Wireless Sensor Networks

down the data redundancy which is related to correlated sensor readings and using a probability model to efficiently compress data at the cluster heads. As in the case of sensor networks the data reliability goes down as the network resource depletes and these types of networks lacks any central synchronization making it even more a global problem to compare different reading at the central coordinator. The complexity of calibrating each sensor and using an adaptable measured threshold to correct

Vasanth Iyer, Garimella Ram Murthy, M.B. Srinivas

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 912–921

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Inter-rater reliability of an ultrasound protocol to evaluate the anterolateral ligament of the knee

visualize the ALL with US(20). It is hypothesized that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the ALL may be useful if an ACL tear is suspected. However, a standardized protocol in how to reliably visualize the ALL with US is needed. The purpose of this study is to present a standardized protocol to visualize the ALL with US and to determine interrater reliability. Materials and methods Neri et al.(21) reported that the maximum length of the ALL was reached in 30° flexion with internal rotation. More

Michel Kandel, Erik Cattrysse, Michel De Maeseneer, Leon Lenchik, Marc Paantjens, Marco Leeuw

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 78, 181–186

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RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF RIGID PILE CAPS USING AN ITERATIVE STRUT-AND-TIE MODEL

available in the literature is used to test the model. The partial safety factors method is employed for pile caps design and structural safety is evaluated by means of the reliability index. The small failure probability, estimated through the reliability index, demonstrates the safety of the proposed method. A numerical example of practical use of the model is also presented.

José Milton de ARAÚJO

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 65–75

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The interrater reliability of ultrasonography for Achilles tendon structure

reduce dropout from military training due to injuries. Therefore, we sought to determine the interrater reliability of MSU for assessing the mid-portion Achilles tendon: (1) structure (2) anteroposterior diameter and (3) neovascularization, in a cohort of asymptomatic service members. Material and methods This cross-sectional study was approved by the ethics committee METC Brabant, Tilburg, the Netherlands (approval number NW2018-72) and by the Joint Health Care Division of the Ministry of Defence

Marc Paantjens, Marco Leeuw, Pieter Helmhout, Amanda Isaac, Michel De Maeseneer

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 80, e6–e11

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A Searchable Re-encryption Storage Method in Cloud Environment

paper has better security and reliability.

Wang Hui, Hong Bo, Tang Junyong

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 89–94

Research Article

RESEARCH OF IMPACT OF THE LOADING ON ENDURANCE OF THE FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES

The publication reflects the research results of the rationalization of the rolling stock use of JSC LG Lithuanian railways to increase the reliability indicators of the freight diesel locomotive exploitation reliability. The comparative evaluation of the exploited freight diesel locomotive work duration, according to the technical documentation, by using comparative test results and indirect diesel reliability criteria approved in practice. An algorithm of work duration forecasting methodology

Sergejus LEBEDEVAS, Galina LEBEDEVA, Stasys DAILYDKA, Gediminas VAIČIŪNAS

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 45–55

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A SOFTWARE MODULE FOR MULTI-CRITERIA SUPPLIERS’ SELECTION WITH RESPECT TO THE SPARE PARTS LOGISTIC

Reliability of vehicles is characterized not only by the quality of production but also by the quality of subsequent maintenance. In this paper, we consider the possible spare parts logistics risks, as they have a huge influence on vehicles’ maintenance. One of the widespread methods to analyze the reliability of complex systems is Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). To identify and systematize all possible risks in spare parts logistics, we have built the Problem Tree. For managing identified

Irina MAKAROVA, Ksenia SHUBENKOVA, Polina BUYVOL, Eduard MUKHAMETDINOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 105–116

Article

Searchable Re-encryption Cloud Storage Method Based on Markov Chain

application environment and does not guarantee the integrity and confidentiality of cloud data. In other words, the cloud storage service does not guarantee that the data and operation of mobile users will not be lost, damaged, leaked, or illegally exploited by malicious or nonmalicious. Therefore, it's very dangerous for sensitive data to be stored directly in the cloud. The reliability of the mobile cloud storage depends on the extent of the impact on system storage efficiency while the storage solution

Wang Hui, Wang Zhong Sheng, Li Jinguang

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 29–46

Research Article

Improving the system of warranty service of trucks in foreign markets

formed warranty package that will optimize the planning and organization of activity centers to improve operational reliability of commercial trucks. A basis for acceptance of the scientifically-proved decisions is the statistical data analysis of requests monitoring that allows organizing duly replacement of parts with expired service life, and also promotes customer servicing quality improvement and reliability of trucks by prevention of its failures.

Irina MAKAROVA, Rifat KHABIBULLIN, Eduard BELYAEV, Artur BELYAEV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 63–78

Research Article

RESEARCH ON VISUAL NAVIGATION AND REMOTE MONITORING TECHNOLOGY OF AGRICULTURAL ROBOT

the alarm, then the operators could send control signals through the monitoring software to implement manual intervention. The experiment showed that the system improved the reliability of the navigation.

Yuanjie Wang, Fuzeng Yang, Tao Wang, Qiang Liu, Xiudong Xu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 466–481

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CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR TESTING THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF AN INTERNAL CAPABILITY AND LOGISTICS OUTSOURCING MEASUREMENT SCALE

system to compete on basic dimensions, such as quality, cost, flexibility, and time [2]. Furthermore, the speedy delivery, reliability and outstanding quality of the products, trustworthy delivery promises and the ability to produce new products speedily are performance areas which can be a source of a high level of competitiveness for manufacturing companies [5]. The main assumption of this research is that companies have a higher chance of achieving supply chain agility (SCA) and enhancing

Omer Abdalla SIDDIG, Abdel Hafiez Ali HASABALLAH, Ahmad AL-TIT, Bader ALMOHAIMMEED

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 141–154

Article

A New Quasi Sujatha Distribution

The aim of this paper is to introduce a new quasi Sujatha distribution (NQSD), of which the following are particular cases: the Sujatha distribution devised by Shanker (2016 a), the sizebiased Lindley distribution, and the exponential distribution. Its moments and momentsbased measures are derived and discussed. Statistical properties, including the hazard rate and mean residual life functions, stochastic ordering, mean deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves and stress-strength reliability

Rama Shanker, Kamlesh Kumar Shukla

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 53–71

Article

Are We in Agreement? Benchmarking and Reliability Issues between Social Network Analytic Programs

Reliability and validity are key concerns for any researcher. We investigate these concerns as they apply to social network analysis programs. Six well-used and trusted programs were compared on four common centrality measures (degree, betweenness, closeness, and eigenvector) under a variety of network topographies. We identify notable inconsistencies between programs that may not be apparent to the average user of these programs. Specifically, each program may have implemented a variant of a

Philip J. Murphy, Karen T. Cuenco, YuFei Wang

Connections , ISSUE 1-2, 23–44

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CALCULATION AND SIMULATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION PATH LOSS BASED ON MATLAB

, and the field intensity distribution was simulated by MATALAB. According to simulation of three dimensional field intensity distribution, and it had directly shown that various factors had an influence on the indoor field intensity distribution, thus indoor wireless sensor network nodes can be reasonable deployed by it, the packet loss rate of WSN transmission was reduced from information source, and it provided theoretical basis for further improving WSN information transmission reliability.

Song Yongxian, Zhang xianjin

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1943–1970

Research Article

CONDITION BASED PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CONTROL STRATEGY DESIGN

-life cycle four-state model of the device, and then simplified it as three-state model based on some practical considerations in this paper. On the basis of it, the paper analyzed its reliability operation characteristics as the checking items being constants, and then proposed a dynamic real-time iterative control strategy on the checking items according to the practical state of the devices under CBM, and investigated its availability and adaptability. Moreover, the paper still performed devices

H. S. Su, Y. Q. Kang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 967–1003

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EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION FOR THE TRAINING METHOD AND MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE PILOT SKILL FORMATION IN MAINTENANCE OF ATTITUDE ORIENTATION

of the model evaluation are presented in the article. The experimental results revealed the increase of the probability of faultless operation by the test group of up to 0,892, whereas the faultless operation probability of a control group was 0,726. Thus, the trainee-students have statistically increased the reliability for the maintenance of attitude orientation thanks to the proposed method, and the hypothesis was confirmed.

Maksim BARABANOV, Gennady KOVALENKO, Valery BALYASNIKOV, Mikhail SMUROV, Vladimir CHEPIGA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 127–140

Research Article

RELIABLE DATA BROADCAST FOR ZIGBEE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

required in many applications in the wireless sensor networks, our study focuses on the ZigBee network which is a new industrial standard for sensor networks. Some previous related papers improved the broadcast reliability by introducing redundant transmission and increasing coverage ratio of every receiver node, but there still exists probability of packet loss and extra communication cost due to redundant broadcast. This paper proposes an efficient acknowledgement-based approach for reliable data

Tien-Wen Sung, Ting-Ting Wu, Chu-Sing Yang, Yueh-Min Huang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 504–520

Research Article

SMART SENSING SYSTEM FOR ENHANCEING THE RELIABILITY OF POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
USED IN WIND TURBINES

Reliability of modern power systems, in particular those use wind and solar energies, is affected by the relatively short lifetime of the associated power electronic converters (PECs). Thermal stress has been identified as one of the commonest causes for failures in PECs. However, existing thermal monitoring systems are expensive, bulky and with no intelligent capabilities, which limit their full acceptance as monitoring and control tools in operational power plants. This work presents

S. H. Teay, C. Batunlu, A. Albarbar

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 407–424

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Psychometric validity of the Compassionate Engagement and Action Scale for Adolescents: a Swedish version

boys) completed the same questionnaires three weeks later to obtain data on test-retest reliability. The mean age was 16.91 years (SD = .84). Everyone in the original sample was asked but only a subsample answered (49%). Self-assessment measures The Compassionate Engagement and Action Scales Youth – Swedish version (CEASY-SE) The 30-item CEASY-SE measures compassion in adolescents in three subscales with 10 items each (see Supplementary 1) – Compassion for others, Compassion from others, and

Eva Henje, Frida Carlberg Rindestig, Paul Gilbert, Inga Dennhag

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 70–80

Research Article

Assessment of the Affective Dimensions of Psychopathy with the Danish version of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits among Incarcerated Boys: A study of Reliability, Criterion Validity, and Construct Validity

, and ratings of psychosocial problems. Approximately nine days later, the ICU was readministered in a subset of the sample (n = 40) to examine test-retest reliability.Internal consistency was satisfactory, and test-retest reliability was excellent. Concurrent validity associations with the PCL:YV ranged from moderate to high. The ICU displayed excellent discriminative validity for identifying persons who displayed high levels of psychopathic traits. CU traits were also found to be associated with

Mickey T. Kongerslev, Sune Bo, Adelle E. Forth, Erik Simonsen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 80–96

Review

Shear wave elastography with a new reliability indicator

Christoph F. Dietrich, Yi Dong

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 66, 281–287

Article

Development of the Difficulty with Mobility Questionnaire: A Pilot Study

A 23-item difficulty with mobility questionnaire (DMQ) was piloted with 32 persons who had participated in a one-week orientation and mobility (O&M) course offered by Guide Dogs Queensland in early 2014 to determine its potential utility as an outcome measure for O&M instruction. The DMQ was assessed for reliability, validity, and sensitivity. Reliability was established using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Validity was assessed by determining the extent to which the total

Steven J. La Grow, Ed.D., Bashir Ebrahim, OAM, Grad. Dip. Rehab. Studies, Andy Towers, Ph.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 59–69

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MODELLING OF EQUIPMENT FAILURE RATE ACCOUNTING FOR THE UNCERTAINTY

A fuzzy model for failure rate with the consideration of the effects of uncertain factors in distribution reliability evaluation is presented. The possibility and credibility distribution analyzed on the basis of sample datum are used for quantifying effects of the uncertainty done to failure rate. Mathematically, the failure rate can be obtained in the interval integration. Moreover, aiming to make the calculating quantity of system reliability evaluation simple and easy, the fuzzy clustering

H.X. Tian, W.F Wu, P. Wang, H.Z. Li

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1484–1504

Article

Application of Wavelet Analysis in The Prediction of Telemetry Data

. IV. THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE TELEMETRY DATA FORECASTING MODEL Thought of optimal decision method is using linear transform to normalize the attribute value, and at the same time using the ideal point and negative ideal point, compared with the traditional method has more rationality and reliability. The ideal point is the best solution, and its target value is the best, the worst is the worst. The worst is the worst. The optimal solution algorithm is as follows: A. Set decision matrix

Jiangtao Xu, Pingping Liu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 28–34

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Multi - point Cooperative Multicast Video Design and Research

Internet era in the context of increasing popularity of mobile terminals, network video browsing has become an indispensable feature of wireless terminals. However, in order to improve the reliability of video multicast, this paper increases the gain system from the overlapping access points in the coverage area, because of the low reliability of the inter-link interference between the wireless networks. Improve the fairness of the system, and propose and design a multi-point broadcast scheme

Wang Tao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 72–75

Research Article

Improving the Logistical Processes in Corporate Service System

The study deals with enhancing the reliability of freight cars by improving the corporate service system. Assessing of the quality of spare parts suppliers is discussed. An algorithm for supplier selection and an evaluation method, based on cluster analysis of indicators of supplier reliability, is proposed. Alternative developments for a service network, in view of expanding of the car fleet powered by natural gas-based fuel have been considered.АннотацияВ статье рассматриваются способы

Irina Makarova, Rifat Khabibullin, Eduard Belyaev, Larisa Gabsalikhova, Eduard Mukhametdinov

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 5–18

Article

CREDIBILITY EVALUATION FOR BLIND PROCESSING RESULTS OF BPSK SIGNALS BY USING PHASE SPECTRAL ENTROPY

A credibility test method based on the features of frequency domain entropy of a phase is proposed to evaluate the blind processing results of a BPSK signal. Initially, a reference signal was constructed depending on the certain identified modulation results. By analyzing the differences of the phase of the correlation series between the observed signal and the reference signal, a reliability test problem for the BPSK signal is performed by calculating the phase spectrum entropy and comparing

Wang Shuwang, Hu Guobing

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1900–1917

Article

THE IMPACT OF CHANGING THE FUEL DOSE ON CHOSEN PARAMETERS OF THE DIESEL ENGINE START-UP PROCESS

Jacek CABAN, Paweł DROŹDZIEL, Piotr IGNACIUK, Paweł KORDOS

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 51–62

Research Article

MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF OSCILLATIONS OF BEARING BODY FRAME OF EMERGENCY AND REPAIR RAILCARS

Galina KHROMOVA, Ziyoda MUKHAMEDOVA, Irina YUTKINA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 93–102

Article

ESKA: A Highly Reliable Authentication Protocol Based-on One-way Key Chain for WSN Broadcast

Qianping Wang, Ruoyu Li, Liangli LAI, Lei Kong

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1653–1674

Research Article

APPLICATION OF TRIBOLOGY THEORETICAL BASES FOR WORKING OUT OF RESOURCE-SAVING SYSTEMS ON RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION

In this article we consider the increase of the resource of wheelsets of cars and locomotives. We give general data on present research in the field of tribotechnical systems, and offer alternative variants of development of domestic tribotechnical systems for railway transportation, which can be useful to replace foreign systems. The systems capable of increasing the reliability of a railway branch are described.

Vladimir SHAPOVALOV, Alexander LUBYAGOV, Pavel KHARLAMOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 137–146

Article

METHODS OF SUBSTANTIATION OF SPECIALIZATION OF RAILWAY LINES

The article proposes methodological principles for substantiating the specialization of main railway lines based on the primary types of passenger or freight traffic in order to improve the level of transport services, economic efficiency, and reliability of the transportation process. The search for a solution to the problem provides a rational distribution of transport flows and investment measures, with the subsequent finding of a compromised operation for a set of effective alternatives.

Andrey BORODIN, Evgenia PROKOFIEVA

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 35–44

Article

NEW STEREO MATCHING METHOD BASED ON IMPROVED BP ALGORITHM

As stereo matching methods are widely used in computer vision and stereo reconstruction, from the perspective of improving the matching accuracy, this paper focuses on the global optimization algorithm. An improved stereo matching method based on 8- neighbor Belief Propagation method is proposed in this paper, by involving more pixels into information transmission, our method improves the accuracy of stereo matching. The experimental results verify the efficiency and reliability of our method.

Qian. Zhang, Shaomin Li, Y. Zhang, P. Wang, JF. Huang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 464–479

Article

A Review on Prognostics and Health Management

The health management of complex equipment is crucial to ensure the reliability, maintainability and safety of complex equipment. This paper introduces the basic concept and research connotation of prognostics and health management (PHM), analyzes the significance of PHM technology in equipment maintenance. For the fault prediction architecture and method, this paper focuses on the discussion, analysis, and summarizes the current research’s hot spots and existing technical difficulties. Finally

Hu Nannan, Su Xiaohao, Baolong Liu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 115–121

Research Article

Secure Hash Algorithm-3(SHA-3) implementation on Xilinx FPGAs, Suitable for IoT Applications

Data integrity is a term used when referring to the accuracy and reliability of data. It ensures that data is not altered during operations, such as transfer, storage, or retrieval. Any changes to the data for example malicious intention, unpredicted hardware failure or human error would results in failure of data integrity. Cryptographic hash functions are generally used for the verification of data integrity. For many Internet of Things (IoT) applications, hardware implementations of

Muzaffar Rao, Thomas Newe, Ian Grout

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–6

Research paper

STUDY OF THERMAL-MAGNETIC DRIVING FOR NEXT-GENERATION INKJET

In this paper, the authors proposed a novel type of inkjet where the ink is driving by maxwell stress employing the characteristic of thermalmagnetic. Different with the traditional inkjet technology like the piezo-vibration driving type or bubble driving type, in the proposed approach the moving elements or high temperature is absolutely unnecessary and having simple structure, so that high durability and reliability is promising with small size and strong pumping force. The working mechanism

Shinya Muraii, Hirofumi Han, Y. Koshimoto

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 592–604

Research Article

THE POSSIBILITIES OF IMPROVING THE OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VEHICLE GEAR BY THE USE OF CYLINDRICAL
ARCHED TOOTH GEAR DRIVE

Igor IVANOV, Pavel RUBIN, Alexander TARAPANOV, Nikita KANATNIKOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 61–66

Research Article

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC BUS VEHICLE RIDE ON URBAN ROADS

Summary. Public transport priority is still a big issue in many cities. Priority measures for street public transport are the key tool to increasing the attractiveness and reliability of public transport systems. This paper contributes to this problem by introducing a detailed analysis of street public transport vehicle ride on urban roads. The ride will be divided into segments with a definition of the potential reason for possible delays. This view is the first step for a future objective

Vojtěch NOVOTNÝ, Dagmar KOČÁRKOVÁ, Ondřej HAVLENA, Martin JACURA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 43–55

Research Article

Beta transmuted Lomax distribution with applications

In this paper we propose and test a composite generalizer of the Lomax distribution .The genesis of the beta distribution and transmuted map is used to develop the so-called beta transmuted Lomax (BTL) distribution. The properties of the distribution are discussed and explicit expressions are derived for the moments, mean deviations, quantiles, distribution of order statistics and reliability. The maximum likelihood method is used for estimating the model parameters, and the finite sample

Ahmed Hurairah, Abdelhakim Alabid

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 13–34

Article

Power Size Biased Two-Parameter Akash Distribution

parameters, and finally order statistics. Moreover, plots of the density and distribution functions of PSBTPAD are presented and a reliability analysis is considered. The Rényi entropy of PSBTPAD is proved and the application of real data is discussed. Mathematics Subject Classification: 62E10, 62F15.

Khaldoon Alhyasat, Ibrahim Kamarulzaman, Amer Ibrahim Al-Omari, Mohd Aftar Abu Bakar

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 73–91

Article

ANALYSIS OF THE DYNAMICS OF VEHICLE MOTION IN CASE OF SUDDEN BRAKING CONNECTED WITH DAMAGE OF THE TIRE

correct calculation of the speed of movement allows us to obtain the reliability of the restored co-existence, as well as data for an objective analysis of the road traffic accident.

Valery KOVALEV, Igor BLYANKINSHTEIN, Dmitry MOROZOV, Andrew KAZANTSEV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 15–24

Article

The Applicability of the Difficulty with Mobility Questionnaire (DMQ) as an Outcome Measure for Dog Guide Instruction

This study sought to assess the reliability, validity, and sensitivity of the Difficulty with Mobility Questionnaire (DMQ) to determine its applicability as an outcome measure for dog guide instruction. Forty-nine trainees receiving dog guide instruction from Leader Dogs for the Blind participated in this study. All rated their overall ability to get around (AGA) and the difficulty they experienced with 16 separate mobility related behaviours (DMQ-16) before and after training. The DMQ-16 was

Steve La Grow, Ed.D., Andy Towers, Ph.D., Dae Kim, Ph.D., Rod Haneline, M.A.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 10–21

Research paper

Detection of P300 brain waves using a MagnetoImpedance sensor

magnetic shielding. In this study, we recorded P300 brain waves of subjects, compared our results with our past studies and other EEG and MEG data reported previously. The results confirmed the reliability of our data and indicated that the MI sensor can be applied on brain activity detection.

K. Wang, S. Tajima, Y. Asano, Y. Okuda, N. Hamada, C. Cai, T. Uchiyama

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Review

The role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures

) and mean specificity was 89.50% (standard deviation 12.21). Conclusion: The current literature reveals high sensitivity and specificity in the use of ultrasonography in scaphoid fracture diagnosis. However, multiple factors including technical differences in ultrasound machines and probes, small sample sizes and variability of subsequent confirmatory tests have created a challenge in determining the ultimate reliability of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures. Considering

Mohammed Ali, Mujtaba Ali, Ahmed Mohamed, Syed Mannan, Farshid Fallahi

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 75, 325–331

Research Article

DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF BULK MICROMACHINED ACCELEROMETER FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

The accelerometers used for Inertial Navigation in satellite launch vehicles demand excellent performance in terms of sensitivity, noise immunity, linearity, bias and scale factor stability over time and environmental changes. Detailed and in-depth design of the microstructure by computer simulation is required to ensure structural integrity and reliability of the microstructure. The microstructure of the accelerometer consists of a proof mass suspended from the mounting frame by beam springs

Thampi Paul, Jaspreet Singh, M. M. Nayak, K. Rajanna, M. Sasi Kumar

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1019–1030

Article

USING CAPACITIVE SENSING TO DETERMINE THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF WOOD PELLETS – INVESTIGATIONS AND APPLICATION

This paper discusses a measurement principle for online moisture determination of wood pellets that is based on capacitive sensing. To ensure reliability and proper operation of the sensing device even under harsh industrial conditions, a robust principle based on a frequency hopping approach is required. Therefore, we investigate the impact of multiple carrier frequencies and analyze the frequency dependency of the material permittivity. Two different electrode topologies, one based on

Anton Fuchs, Michael J. Moser, Hubert Zangl, Thomas Bretterklieber

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 293–308

Research paper

DATA FUSION ALGORITHM OF FAULT DIAGNOSIS CONSIDERING SENSOR MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY

normalizing matching degree. Several BPAs provided by many sensor sources are fused by Dempster’s rule of combination. A diagnosis decision-making can be done according to the fusion results. Finally,the diagnosis examples of machine rotor system with vibration sensors show that the proposed method can enhance accuracy and reliability of data fusion-based diagnosis system.

Xu Xiaobin, Zhou Zhe, Wen Chenglin

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 171–190

Article

FREQUENCY PROCESSING AND TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE COMPENSATION OF THE VORTEX FLOWMETER BASED ON TWO-PHASE FLOW

pressure of separated fluid into one, and finally a stable and accurate result is obtained by inputting the mixed signal through the integrating system. Thus, the applicability and reliability of the flowmeter can be greatly enhanced, which ensures the authenticity and stability of the measurement data about the fluid.

Zhang Haining, Ren Yonghui

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1326–1346

research-article

Development and Initial Validation of the O&M VISSIT for Orientation and Mobility Specialists to Determine Service Intensity

vision impairment (VISSIT, 2014; Pogrund et al. 2015). A national validation study on the VISSIT for TVIs was completed in May 2015, revealing that consequential validity, social validity, and content validity were all significantly valid. The internal consistency reliability proved significantly reliable. Following the success of the VISSIT, the subcommittee received numerous requests for an equivalent tool for O&M specialists. These requests called for a tool that uses complete evaluation of

Heather R. Munro, Shannon Darst, Rona L. Pogrund

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 1–11

Research Communicate

Alternative approach to moments of order statistics from one-parameter Weibull distribution

The Weibull distribution is used to describe various observed failures of phenomena and widely used in survival analysis and reliability theory. Sometimes it is very difficult to compute moments of such distributions due to various reasons for e.g. analytical issues, multi parameter cases etc. This study presents the computation of the moments and the expected value of the product of order statistics in the sample from the one-parameter Weibull distribution. An alternative approach in

Piyush Kant Rai, Anu Sirohi

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 169–178

Article

AN APPLICATION OF AHP METHOD FOR EXAMINING THE TRANSPORT PLAN OF PASSENGER TRAINS IN BULGARIAN RAILWAY NETWORK

In this study, a methodology was developed for transport plan selection of intercity trains in railway network using the method of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). For studying the transport plan, the following indicators have been chosen: the transport satisfaction, average number of train stops, average distance travelled, average speed, reliability, availability of service with direct transport and transport capacity. The methodology includes determination of variant schemes of

Svetla STOILOVA, Radina NIKOLOVA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 37–48

Article

SUJATHA DISTRIBUTION AND ITS APPLICATIONS

, stochastic ordering, mean deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves, and stress-strength reliability have been discussed. Estimation of its parameter has been discussed using the method of maximum likelihood and the method of moments. The applications and goodness of fit of the distribution have been discussed with three real lifetime data sets and the fit has been compared with one-parameter lifetime distributions including Akash, Shanker, Lindley and exponential distributions.

Rama Shanker

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 391–410

Research Article

A Hybrid MAC Mechanism for Multiple Load Intelligent Vehicle Transportation Network

protocol with those of using CSMA and TDMA individually. It is verified that in terms of flexibility and reliability in channel utilization, packet loss ratio and fairness index, the hybrid MAC protocol is superior. The hybrid mechanism makes the MAC layer self-adaptively switch between TDMA and CSMA according to the data traffic load.

Yuan LIU, Yuhao WANG, Siyue CHEN, Xiao LI, Zhengfa RAO

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 662–674

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AN ADAPTIVE CHANNEL HOPPING ALGORITHM FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK WITH MESH STRUCTURE

According to EGTS proposal, an adaptive channel hopping algorithm that can be used in wireless mesh sensor networks was is designed in this paper. The nodes select proper channels independently and use them to communicate with their neighbors. Once a pair of nodes find their current channel has been deteriorated, they abandoned the current channel and enable the reserved channel, so that the reliability of the network is improved. The algorithm is compatible with the primitives and the frame

Zhao Jindong, Fan Baode, Lu Yunhong, Mu Chunxiao

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, –

Article

SHARING RESEARCH EXPERIENCES OF WSN BASED SMART HOME

experiences which may support other researchers to achieve success without wasting resources are reported. Moreover, presented research analyses of some unusual observations made in a proto-typed smart home monitoring system have been discussed. Packet delivery ratio (PDR) and latency are among a few reliability issues that have been analysed and addressed in this article to make the system more robust.

H. Ghayvat, A. Nag, N. K. Suryadevara, S.C. Mukhopadhyay, X. Gui, J. Liu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1997–2013

Article

ON-SITE THERMAL DIAGNOSTICS OF HEATING AND DHW INSTALLATIONS

  The requirements for the inspection of heating systems have been introduced in the Energy Performance Act. Thermal diagnostics of the system is an evaluation of the technical conditions of the heating and hot water installations, due to their energy efficiency and reliability of obtaining the required internal temperature in the building and delivery of the right amount of domestic hot water at the proper temperature. Data obtained from the diagnostics are useful for proper energy-efficient

Aleksandra SPECJAŁ, Halina CIUMAN

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 165–173

Research Article

Microfluidic biosensor for single cell high speed flow impedance spectroscopy

sensor reliability and the possibility to clean it. Measurements confirm it ability to detect and characterize each cell and particle in less than 1ms during their passage in a microchannel, allowing high speed diagnosis of a large amount of cells. Calibrated particles were used to check the proper functioning of the sensor and the possibility to detect and measure few variation induce by the passage of cells.

J. Claudel, M. Nadi, O. Elmazria, D. Kourtiche

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–5

Research Article

A THREE-PARAMETER WEIGHTED LINDLEY DISTRIBUTION AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO MODEL SURVIVAL TIME

of dispersion have been derived and discussed. The reliability properties, including hazard rate function and mean residual life function, have been discussed. The estimation of its parameters has been discussed using the maximum likelihood method and the applications of the distribution have been explained through some survival time data of a group of patients suffering from head and neck cancer, and the fit has been compared with a one-parameter Lindley distribution and a two-parameter weighted

Rama Shanker, Kamlesh Kumar Shukla, Amarendra Mishra

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 291–310

Research Article

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE ROUTING PROTOCOL ALGORITHM

Fixed-power wireless sensor networks are prevalent and cost-effective. However, they face mote failures, RF interference from environmental noise and energy constraints. Routing protocols for such networks must overcome these problems to achieve reliability, energy efficiency and scalability in message delivery. Achievement of these requirements, however, poses conflicting demands. In this work, we propose an efficient and reliable routing protocol (EAR) that achieves reliable and scalable

B. Sathyasri, Dr.E. N.Ganesh, Dr. P. Senthil Kumar, S. Rathna, R. Jaishree Bai, G. Nalini

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 358–373

Article

A DOOR MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SUBWAY CARS BASED ON WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

group of sensor nodes, some sink nodes, and a data centre. The sensor nodes are connected to the sink node, which is connected to a data centre through CDMA or General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technologies. In order to improve the reliability of wireless transmission, retransmission and redundant path are discussed. The system has been tested for half a year and satisfactory results have been observed, which indicate that this system is useful for urban rail vehicle monitoring.

WU Minghu, CHEN Rui, YANG Jie, JIAO Liangbao

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1822–1839

Article

Improvement and Realization of CamShift Algorithm Based MotionImage Tracking

problems caused by Camshift in such scenes. Because the SURF algorithm has the advantage of good object recognition, the implementation of the SpeedUp Robust Features (SURF) in the Camshift algorithm will greatly improve the tracking accuracy and the tracking reliability of the object. The improved method ensures the good real-time performance of the tracking, greatly improves the tracking accuracy of the object by UAV, and eventually achieves a better tracking effect of the moving object. II. THE

Wang Yubian, Yuri Shebzukhov

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 97–101

Article

APPLICATION OF THE STRATEGY COMBINING MONETARY UNIT SAMPLING AND THE HORVITZ– THOMPSON ESTIMATOR OF ERROR AMOUNT IN AUDITING – RESULTS OF A SIMULATION STUDY

Auditors need information on the performance of different statistical methods when applied to audit populations. The aim of the study was to examine the reliability and efficiency of a strategy combining systematic Monetary Unit Sampling and confidence intervals for the total error based on the Horvitz-Thompson estimator with normality assumption. This strategy is a possible alternative for testing audit populations with high error rates. Using real and simulated data sets, for the majority of

Bartłomiej Janusz

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 85–106

Research Article

EVALUATION OF USER’S PERCEPTIONS REGARDING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OF INTERCITY BUS TERMINALS IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN

This study aims to evaluate the intercity bus terminals in metropolitan Lahore, Pakistan. In this regard eleven intercity bus terminals of Lahore (three government-owned & eight privately owned) were selected. Evaluation of performance indicators (PIs) for a sustainable design of intercity bus terminals was conducted with the help of different surveys. Six PIs on user perception were evaluated, i.e., safety and security, access, information, connection and reliability, environment and allied

Saba IKHLAQ, Muhammad Ashraf JAVID, Tanvir Iqbal QAYYUM

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 123–136

Research paper

USING SYMBOLIC DATA IN GRAVITY MODEL OF POPULATION MIGRATION TO REDUCE MODIFIABLE AREAL UNIT PROBLEM (MAUP)

Spatial analyses suffer from modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP). This occurs while operating on aggregated data determined for high-level territorial units, e.g. official statistics for countries. Generalization process deprives the data of variation. Carrying out research excluding territorial distribution of a phenomenon affects the analysis results and reduces their reliability. The paper proposes to use symbolic data analysis (SDA) to reduce MAUP. SDA proposes an alternative form of

Justyna Wilk

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 243–264

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A KRIGING-BASED UNCONSTRAINED GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM

the reliability, applicability and effectiveness of the present method.

Yaohui Li

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 927–952

Article

SAFERWHEELS PROJECT: STUDY ON SCENE OF ACCIDENT WITH POWERED TWO-WHEELER AND BICYCLE

in accident scenarios with bicycles and PTW, with a special focus on causation by Driving Reliability and Error Analysis Method and injuries coded by the Abbreviated Injury Scale, conducted for these road users across Europe for the first time. Medical data, police records, and jurisdiction files about crashes of PTW and cyclist were collected and analyzed in EU to define the most common accident scenarios and other threats to this group of unprotected road users. The articles present

Katarzyna SICIŃSKA, Agnieszka KRUPIŃSKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 77–88

Research Article

NTC Thermistors of Y-Al-Mn-Fe-Ni-Cr-O Ceramics for Wide Temperature Range Measurement

NTC thermistors of Y-Al-Mn-Fe-Ni-Cr-O systems were fabricated by using normal ceramic processing for wide temperature range measurement. Pt-Rh alloy as electrodes was inserted into the body during the forming process to increase the reliability of high temperature and to decrease the contact resistance. The properties were analyzed by XRD, SEM and resistance measurement. There are no distinct XRD patterns between Y0.2Al0.1Mn0.27Fe0.16Ni0.27Ox and Y0.2Al0.1Mn0.264Fe0.16 Ni0.264Cr0.012Ox because

Woonyoung Lee, Jinseong Park

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Research Article

PRECISE TRANSHIPPMENT CONTROL OF AN AUTOMATED MAGNETIC-GUIDED VEHICLE USING OPTICS POSITIONING

achieve the accuracy, repeatability and reliability needed in industrial applications.

Xing Wu, Peihuang Lou, Ke Shen, Guangqing Peng, Dunbing Tang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 48–71

Article

NOVEL SVDD-BASED ALGORITHM FOR MOVING OBJECT DETECTING AND TRACKING UNDER DYNAMIC SCENES

Object detecting and tracking is an important technique used in diverse applications of machine vision, and has made great progress with the prevalence of artificial intelligence technology, among which the detecting and tracking moving object under dynamic scenes is more challenging for high requirements on real-time performance and reliability. Essentially analyzing, object detecting and tracking need to classify the objects and background into two different categories according to different

Chunxiang Wang, Dongfang Xu, Yongqing Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 1130–1155

Article

Distributed Computing System Based on Microprocessor Cluster for Wearable Devices

Wearable equipment in recent years has been rapid development. But the hardware manufacturing complexity and the high cost is a real problem. This paper introduces a microprocessor cluster with both hardware design principle and related distributed software design methods. This cluster has the characteristics of low cost, high reliability, flexible hardware and software system structure, low power consumption, simple equipment manufacturing process and so on, especially suitable for wearable

Xin Liu, Zhiqiang Wei

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 27–32

Article

TRIAXIAL TESTS ON WEAK COHESIVE SOILS – SOME PRACTICAL REMARKS (PART 2)

solutions, which make the work with weak soils easier and, at the same time, increase the reliability of the results, are suggested e.g.: the paraffin method or the use of a special frame enabling repositioning of local microdisplacement sensors during the triaxial test. The issues connected with soil sampling and forming of triaxial specimens have been included in part 1/2 of this article. In the Authors opinion, the text (parts 1 and 2) may constitute an important hint for researchers completing a

Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA, Magdalena KOWALSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 81–93

research-article

Therapeutic reactance in adolescents: the psychometrics of the Therapeutic Reactance Scale in adolescents

to conduct the first assessment of this instruments construct validity using confirmatory factor analysis, and a detailed examination of scale reliability and validity. Method Participants Our sample consisted of 1,344 adolescents, recruited from four schools in the north of Portugal. The vast majority of students (99%) were Portuguese by nationality, and all were fluent Portuguese speakers. A total of 47% of the sample were male and 53% were female. The sample was predominantly from the 9th

Richard A. Inman, Ana Margarida Sousa, Diana Cunha, Paulo Moreira

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 20–28

Article

MAIN INCOMPATIBILITIES OF SOLDERING PROCESS IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Electronic systems are very important part of the automotive industry. Electronic products have high reliability due to the critical functions performed by some of the modern modules. Cyclic mechanical load and vibration are main of the conditions, that the electronic modules are subjected during the transport. In this paper, the main incompatibilities in the internal transport processes of soldering of selected elements for automotive company are presented. The main purpose of the article is

Bożena SZCZUCKA-LASOTA, Tomasz WĘGRZYN, Krzysztof GARBALA, Jan PIWNIK, Wojciech MAJEWSKI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 19–28

Research Article

A Novel Approach To Improve Vehicle Speed Estimation Using Smartphone’s INS/GPS Sensors

In recent times, number of researchers have investigated vehicle tracking applications by fusing the measurements done by accelerometers, as part of inertial navigation system (INS), and GPS (Global Positioning System). However, the sensors in recreational devices like mobile phone have limitations in measurement accuracy and reliability. Usually, sudden changes in vehicle speed are not always captured well by GPS. Accelerometers, on the other hand, suffer from multiple noise sources. In this

Arijit Chowdhury, Tapas Chakravarty, P. Balamuralidhar

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–6

research-article

APPROACH TO ASSESSING THE CONSEQUENCES OF EMERGENCIES IN SEWER TUNNELS

pipeline operational failure and the investigation of the consequences of an emergency in sewer tunnels; to achieve this, typically, a deterministic method of life factor is used, the basis of which is the assessment of factors that reduce the reliability of sewer facilities [1, 2]. In the works [1–3], when studying the factors affecting the operational life of distribution networks and technical and economic performance of carrying out of works, particular attention was paid to the protection of

Olha STARKOVA, Alevtyna ALEINIKOVA, Dmitro BONDARENKO

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 65–73

Research Article

Perceived Service Quality of Youth Public Transport Passengers

, and reliability analysis were conducted. The research results show that there are three dimensions of perceived service quality of youth public transport passengers. The dimensions are comfort, performance, and assurance.ZusammenfassungDiese Untersuchung zielt darauf Dimensionen der wahrgenommenen Servicequalität jugendlicher Passagiere im öffentlichen Nahverkehr zu bestimmen. Diese Untersuchung ist aufgrund der mangelnden Forschung, die auf die wahrgenommene Servicequalität jugentlicher Fahrgäste

Medi YARMEN, Sik SUMAEDI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 99–111

Article

THE CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTION AND CALCULATION OF ELEMENTS OF THE UNIFIED MODULE OF THE MOBILE BRIDGE OVERCROSSING

. Dependencies for determination of the optimum length of the module of bridge overcrossing are identified. The calculation of the constructive-orthotropic plate for the carriageway of the bridge overcrossing using numerical methods of finite differences and finite elements is performed; the reliability of results is confirmed with coincidence of deflection values. The solution matrix of the method of finite differences developed in this work allows calculation of arbitrary plates with a wide variety of

Adil KADYROV, Kyrmyzy BALABEKOVA, Aleksandr GANYUKOV,, Serik AKHMEDIYEV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 59–69

Research paper

AN INITIAL RESEARCH ON OUTPUT WELL-BEING INDEX APPLIED TO RESIDENTS IN WEALTHY COUNTIES FROM CHINA 

Sampling from three wealthy counties in Shandong province (n = 855), this research examined the characteristics of an output well-being index, and the index shows good internal consistency reliability and ideal construct validity. It could be used as an instrument to evaluate the quality of life of Chinese citizens. The index was applied to an analysis of the quality of life of the residents from three wealthy counties. It shows that the level of the quality of life of the rural residents is

Zhanjun Xing, Xiaxia Qu

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 441–460

Article

THE IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE INTELLIGENT HOME CONTROL SYSTEM BASED ON THE ANDROID AND ZIGBEE

the software part. The forward are fixed in the variety of appliances based on CC2530 chip and sensors. The connection between different devices can be finished by the standard interfaces RS232 and RS485. The software can be installed in the tablet PC, the personal computer or smart telephones. It can be realized on the open Android platform or Eclipse. The system has been applied in the actual intelligent house. Results are encouraging as the reliability of sensing information transmission is

Xin Zhenghua, Chen Guolong, Hong Li, Qixiang Song, Chen Lei, Shi Yaqi, Wu Gang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1095–1113

Research Article

Overcoming Long Recovery Time of Metal-Oxide Gas Sensor With Certainty Factor Sensing Algorithm

, there is a fatal limitation i. e. long recovery time after the exposure of the target gas. It definitely causes robots to fail in gas/odour plume searching tasks due to delay of responses during the absent of gas plume. This paper proposes a sensing algorithm based on evidential theory which is using certainty factors and evidential reasoning to overcome the long recovery problem. Based on the conducted experiments, the proposed algorithm has improved the accuracy and reliability while maintaining

Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–6

Research Article

The Three-Dimensional Temperature Indication for the Reactor Core by Using Multiple Thermocouples

containment building and the cooling of the core meltdown in the reactor. Confirming the progressive state of diagnosis and the cooling of the reactor core when the serious accident occurs is a very important factor in the development of response strategies after the accident. Japan has taken various measures to deal with accidents after the nuclear accident of Fukushima. Strengthening the reliability of the instrumentation system is also included in the counterstrategies. Therefore, this paper presents

Song Hae Ye, Sooill Lee, Heetaek Lim, Joon Lyou, Sungjin Kim

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Research Article

ACTION AS A CRITERION OF THE CAR OPERATING EFFECTIVENES

Summary. Currently used criteria for determining car operating efficiency in road traffic are, among others, emission of harmful substances, consumption of engine driving fuels, technical service and reliability of operation, safety of use. The operational characteristics of the car in terms of engine driving fuel consumption data is usually recognised as so-called road specific fuel consumption. An important deficiency of this approach is the failure to take into

Stefan POSTRZEDNIK

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 91–101

Article

SELF-DIAGNOSIS METHOD FOR CHECKING THE WAYSIDE SYSTEMS FOR WHEEL-RAIL VERTICAL LOAD MEASUREMENT

span. The research has identified self-diagnosis methods for the SMCV system to ensure the reliability and the quality of the measurements and to extend the knowledge of the system. The recorded signals have been processed and converted into easily interpretable physical quantities by means of MATLAB® algorithm.

Daniele CORTIS, Stefano GIULIANELLI, Gabriele MALAVASI, Stefano ROSSI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 91–100

Review Article

Bacterial meningitis in neonates and infants – the sonographic picture

availability of magnetic resonance imaging, cranial ultrasound is the first imaging procedure to be performed (if the anterior fontanelle is preserved providing an adequate acoustic window). The safety and reliability of ultrasound examination, possibility to perform the examination at bedside without the need for sedation make cranial ultrasound a useful tool both for preliminary diagnostic investigation and for the monitoring of both treatment and long-term complications. Sonographic findings in patients

Błażej Littwin, Andrzej Pomiećko, Monika Stępień-Roman, Zeno Spârchez, Wojciech Kosiak

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 72, 63–70

Research Article

Psychometric Qualities of the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology – Short Form for Adolescents

(DAPP-BQ-A), which has been denoted as the DAPP - Short Form for Adolescents (DAPP-SF-A), were examined.The factorial structure, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, discriminative validity, and classification accuracy of the DAPP-SF-A scales were examined in three samples: 1596 non-referred adolescents; 166 adolescents referred to inpatient and outpatient mental health services; and 58 referred and general population adolescents.Despite a reduction in the number of items by 50% (from 290

Noor B. Tromp, Hans M. Koot

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 71–79

Article

Optimum Concentrations of Trichoderma longibrachiatum and Cadusafos for Controlling Meloidogyne javanica on Zucchini Plants

2 mg a.i./kg soil). The data were analyzed using a custom response surface regression model and the response surface curve and contour plots were drawn. Reliability of the model was examined by comparing the result of new experimental treatments with the predicted results. The optimal levels of these two variables also were calculated. The interactive effects of concentrations of Trichoderma and cadusafos were insignificant for several responses such as the total number of eggs per gram soil

ZAHRA SOKHANDANI, MOHAMMAD REZA MOOSAVI, TAHEREH BASIRNIA

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 54–63

Case report

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Adapting to Consequences

 variables are suggested. Measures used in this study demonstrated reliability, supporting their use in Thailand. Providing health education and printed information regarding outcomes and disability after mTBI is recommended. Further study of the small but clinically important percentage of subjects who experience ongoing disability after mTBI is needed.

Nutthita Petchprapai

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 12–19

Research paper

RECOGNITION OF PSORIASIS FEATURES VIA DAUBECHIES D8 WAVELET TECHNIQUE

horizontal, vertical and diagonal can be utilized. Based on the results, plaque is distinguishable with guttate and erythroderma by using standard deviation vertical sub-images parameter. Results of Daubechies D8 is compared with study done previously by using Daubechies D4 and Daubechies D12 in order to observe the reliability of the results in Daubechies families. The resultant parameters can be used to design computer-aided system in diagnosis the skin lesion of psoriasis.

H. Hashim, S. Ramli, N. Wahid, M. S. Sulaiman, N. Hassan

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 711–732

Article

TRIAXIAL TESTS ON WEAK COHESIVE SOILS – SOME PRACTICAL REMARKS (PART 1)

) presents detailed description and discussion of the issues related to weak soil sampling and forming of triaxial specimens, based on the Authors’ own experience and literature review. Some solutions, which make the work with weak soils easier and, at the same time, increase the reliability of the results, are suggested e.g.: an “extra consolidation” in a sampler or alternative preparation of the specimen from slurry. Due to the ampleness of the problems related to testing of weak

Magdalena KOWALSKA, Małgorzata JASTRZĘBSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 71–80

research-article

A BRIEF UPDATE ON PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: A CHALLENGE TO OVERCOME

Massimiliano Beghi, Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Ettore Beghi

Journal of Epileptology , 27–32

Article

FORECASTING THE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE SEA PASSENGER TERMINAL USING INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES

criteria of safety, reliability analysis, and the continuous research of passenger processing. For any modern marine passenger terminal, it is necessary to use the tool to simulate passenger flows in dynamics. Only in this way it is possible to obtain the analytical information and use it for decision making when solving the problem of the amount of personnel required for passenger service, transport safety, some forecasting tasks and so on. Of particular relevance is the choice of the mathematical

Srećko KRILE, Nikolai MAIOROV, Vladimir FETISOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 27–36

Research Article

A SOLAR-POWERED WHITE LED-BASED UV-VIS SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC SYSTEM MANAGED BY PC FOR AIR POLLUTION DETECTION IN FARAWAY AND UNFRIENDLY LOCATIONS

This research work regards the design and realization of an absorption spectrophotometer based on a LED light source in place of the usually employed Xenon lamp. The advantage of the use of LED technology resides in several factors such as the reducing of the analyte temperature variations and thus noise generation, which occur if a Xenon light source is used, beside of the high luminous efficiency, reliability, operating duration, lower maintenance and a lower power consumption. This last

P. Visconti, P. Primiceri, R. de Fazio, A. Lay Ekuakille

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 18–48

Article

METHOD OF OPTIMAL MEASUREMENT STRATEGY FOR ULTRA-HIGH-PRECISION MACHINE IN ROUNDNESS NANOMETROLOGY

respectively, which proved the machine reliability within application range. Furthermore, the evaluation method was performed experimentally to establish reference data sets for circular, cylindrical and spherical objects. The sets of established data at different strategic parameters have been postulated to satisfy the ability of the proposed method to correlate the roundness measurements within the application range. The experimental result ensures that the proposed evaluation method is reliable and

Salah H. R. Ali

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 896–920

Article

A Disparateness-Aware Scheduling using K-Centroids Clustering and PSO Techniques in Hadoop Cluster

cluster environment. In this research work we represent K-centroids clustering in big data mechanism for Hadoop cluster. This approach is mainly focused on the energy consumption in The Hadoop cluster, which helps to increase the system reliability. The Hadoop cluster consists of resources which are categorized for minimizing the scheduling delay in the Hadoop cluster using the K-Centroids clustering algorithm. A novel provisioning mechanism is introduced along with the consideration of load, energy

E. Laxmi Lydia, M.Ben Swarup

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 34–46

Article

Research and Design of Next Generation Internet (IPV9) Datagram

particular data communication, the sender may require special processing of these data streams, such as non-default quality of service or real-time service, such as using virtual circuits to achieve the purpose of circuit communication. 5) High safety and reliability To get security and reliability, the new datagram added expansionary support for IP address encryption and authentication, data integrity, and data security (optional) in IPV9 designing. It extension headers and options take into account

Zhongsheng Wang, Jianping Xie, Zhao Lin, Wei Zhong

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 10–28

Review

Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder During Adolescence: A Review of the Published Literature

for the early identification and therapeutic treatment of BPD. Although findings are far from conclusive, the inter-rater reliability and internal consistency of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders symptom criteria for BPD during adolescence seem adequate. Recent studies based on a rigorous methodology of BPD assessment and large community samples reported prevalence rates for BPD diagnosis during adolescence that were less suspect than previous findings. A number of research

Andrea Fossati

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 5–21

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