What It Is: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, shook the pillars of Heaven when he defeated the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. He even helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the sorcerer’s clutches. Now Wang’s wedding has been invaded by evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton! Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed series USA Today calls one of "2014’s best of the best."
"This love letter to the classic '80s movie will be sure to please fans both old and new." - Newsarama
Due to its potential to improve target detection and discrimination capability, Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar has generated significant attention and widespread interest in academia, industry, government labs, and funding agencies. This important new work fills the need for a comprehensive treatment of this emerging field.
Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field of MIMO radar research, this book introduces recent developments in the area of MIMO radar to stimulate new concepts, theories, and applications of the topic, and to foster further cross-fertilization of ideas with MIMO communications. Topical coverage includes:
Adaptive MIMO radar
Beampattern analysis and optimization for MIMO radar
MIMO radar for target detection, parameter estimation, tracking,association, and recognition
MIMO radar prototypes and measurements
Space-time codes for MIMO radar
Statistical MIMO radar
Waveform design for MIMO radar
Written in an easy-to-follow tutorial style, MIMO Radar Signal Processing serves as an excellent course book for graduate students and a valuable reference for researchers in academia and industry.
After bringing the John Carpenter classic Big trouble in Little China to comics, the response has been so strong that we knew we had to bring another Carpenter classic to comics in a style and approach that does Escape From New York justice. Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (HIGH CRIMES, DEAD LETTERS) and artist Diego Barreto (IRREDEEMABLE) bring a action-packed adventure that rocks for both long-time Snake fans and newcomers.
From legendary John Carpenter, director of the original classic, Eric Powell (The Goon) and Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D.B. Cooper) comes Jack Burton and the Hell of No Return!
In the small Midwestern town of Thorntree, Father Jacob Winston watches helplessly as his friends are transformed into hideous creatures and die screaming on their seventh day. When presented with half of the parchment, he is offered a way to alleviate their suffering. If he accepts the first half of the parchment he will become instrumental in making the second prediction come true. The consequences of the second prediction reach far beyond the natural order and into the realm of angels and demons.
The cardinals are gathering in Rome to elect a new pope. In the intrigue of the conclave, the journal of the last pope and the second half of the parchment are discovered. If these documents are allowed to be presented to the other cardinals, their surprising contents could determine the outcome of the election, and shape the future of the church and the world.
The contributors to this work were selected from the leading researchers and practitioners in the field.
This work, originally published as Volume 14, Numbers 1-3 of the journal, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, will be valuable to anyone working or researching in the field of radar signal processing. It serves as an excellent reference, providing insight into some of the most challenging issues being examined today.
This symposium provides a stage to introduce the advancements and developments of new high temperature metallurgical technologies and their applications to the areas of processing of minerals, extraction of metals, preparation of refractory and ceramic materials, sintering and synthesis of fine particles, treatment and recycling of slag and wastes, and saving of energy and protection of environment.
1: High Efficiency New Metallurgical Process and Technology
2: Fundamental Research of Metallurgical Process
3: Alloys and Materials Preparation
4: Direct Reduction and Smelting Reduction
5: Coking, New Energy and Environment
6: Utilization of Solid Slag/Wastes and Complex Ores
7: Characterization of High Temperature Metallurgical Process
The title presents papers from one of the largest yearly gatherings of materials scientists in the world and thoroughly discusses the characterization of minerals, metals, and materials
The scope includes current industrial applications and research and developments in the following areas:
• Characterization of Ferrous Metals
• Characterization of Non-Ferrous Materials
• Characterization of Minerals and Ceramics
• Characterization Technologies
• Characterization of Environmental and Construction Materials
• Characterization of Energy, Electronic and Optical Materials
• Characterization of Carbon and Soft Materials
• Characterization of Light Metals
An excellent reference for global extractive and process metallurgy industries, materials scientists and engineers, metallurgists, and mechanical engineers.
Recent work has made great strides toward devising robust adaptive beamformers that vastly improve signal strength against background noise and directional interference. This dynamic technology has diverse applications, including radar, sonar, acoustics, astronomy, seismology, communications, and medical imaging. There are also exciting emerging applications such as smart antennas for wireless communications, handheld ultrasound imaging systems, and directional hearing aids.
Robust Adaptive Beamforming compiles the theories and work of leading researchers investigating various approaches in one comprehensive volume. Unlike previous efforts, these pioneering studies are based on theories that use an uncertainty set of the array steering vector. The researchers define their theories, explain their methodologies, and present their conclusions. Methods presented include:
* Coupling the standard Capon beamformers with a spherical or ellipsoidal uncertainty set of the array steering vector
* Diagonal loading for finite sample size beamforming
* Mean-squared error beamforming for signal estimation
* Constant modulus beamforming
* Robust wideband beamforming using a steered adaptive beamformer to adapt the weight vector within a generalized sidelobe canceller formulation
Robust Adaptive Beamforming provides a truly up-to-date resource and reference for engineers, researchers, and graduate students in this promising, rapidly expanding field.
1: High Efficiency New Metallurgical Technology
2: Fundamental Research of Metallurgical Process
3: Alloy and Materials Preparation
4: Roasting, Reduction, and Smelting
5: Sintering of Ores and Powder
6: Simulation and Modeling
7: Treatment of Solid Slag/Wastes and Complex Ores
8: Microwave Heating, Energy, and Environment
Nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals are key elements for materials processing. They occur together in one book because they (i) map together on the periodic table (ii) occur together in many ores and (iii) are natural partners for further materials processing and materials manufacturing. They all are, for example, important catalysts – with platinum group metals being especially important for reducing car and truck emissions. Stainless steels and CoNiFe airplane engine super alloys are examples of practical usage.
The product emphasises a sequential, building-block approach to the subject gained through the author’s previous writings (particularly Extractive Metallurgy of Copper in four editions) and extensive experience. Due to the multiple metals involved and because each metal originates in several types of ore – e.g. tropical ores and arctic ores this necessitates a multi-contributor work drawing from multiple networks and both engineering and science.Synthesizes detailed review of the fundamental chemistry and physics of extractive metallurgy with practical lessons from industrial consultancies at the leading international plantsDiscusses Nickel, Cobalt and Platinum Group Metals for the first time in one bookReviews extraction of multiple metals from the same tropical or arctic oreIndustrial, international and multidisciplinary focus on current standards of production supports best practice use of industrial resources
Now in its Seventh Edition, this renowned book is a standard reference for the mineral processing industry. Chapters deal with each of the major processing techniques, and coverage includes the latest technical developments in the processing of increasingly complex refractory ores, new equipment and process routes. This new edition has been prepared by the prestigious J K Minerals Research Centre of Australia, which contributes its world-class expertise and ensures that this will continue to be the book of choice for professionals and students in this field.
This latest edition highlights the developments and the challenges facing the mineral processor, particularly with regard to the environmental problems posed in improving the efficiency of the existing processes and also in dealing with the waste created. The work is fully indexed and referenced.
· The classic mineral processing text, revised and updated by a prestigious new team
· Provides a clear exposition of the principles and practice of mineral processing, with examples taken from practice
· Covers the latest technological developments and highlights the challenges facing the mineral processor
· New sections on environmental problems, improving the efficiency of existing processes and dealing with waste.