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A remote long-term and high-frequency wind measurement system: design, comparison and field testing

  • Zhao, Ning;Huang, Guoqing;Liu, Ruili;Peng, Liuliu
    • Wind and Structures
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    • v.31 no.1
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    • pp.21-29
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    • 2020
  • The wind field measurement of severe winds such as hurricanes (or typhoons), thunderstorm downbursts and other gales is important issue in wind engineering community, both for the construction and health monitoring of the wind-sensitive structures. Although several wireless data transmission systems have been available for the wind field measurement, most of them are not specially designed for the wind data measurement in structural wind engineering. Therefore, the field collection is still dominant in the field of structural wind engineering at present, especially for the measurement of the long-term and high-frequency wind speed data. In this study, for remote wind field measurement, a novel wireless long-term and high-frequency wind data acquisition system with the functions such as remote control and data compression is developed. The system structure and the collector are firstly presented. Subsequently, main functions of the collector are introduced. Also novel functions of the system and the comparison with existing systems are presented. Furthermore, the performance of this system is evaluated. In addition to as the wireless transmission for wind data and hardware integration for the collector, the developed system possesses a few novel features, such as the modification of wind data collection parameters by the remote control, the remarkable data compression before the data wireless transmission and monitoring the data collection by the cell phone application. It can be expected that this system would have wide applications in wind, meteorological and other communities.

Feasibility Study of Case-Finding for Breast Cancer by Community Health Workers in Rural Bangladesh

  • Chowdhury, Touhidul Imran;Love, Richard Reed;Chowdhury, Mohammad Touhidul Imran;Artif, Abu Saeem;Ahsan, Hasib;Mamun, Anwarul;Khanam, Tahmina;Woods, James;Salim, Reza
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.16 no.17
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    • pp.7853-7857
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    • 2015
  • Background: Mortality from breast cancer is high in low- and middle-income countries, in part because most patients have advanced stage disease when first diagnosed. Case-finding may be one approach to changing this situation. Materials and Methods: We conducted a pilot study to explore the feasibility of population-based case finding for breast cancer by community health workers (CHWs) using different data collection methods and approaches to management of women found to have breast abnormalities. After training 8 CHWs in breast problem recognition, manual paper data collection and operation of a cell-phone software platform for reporting demographic, history and physical finding information, these CHWs visited 3150 women >age 18 and over they could find-- from 2356 households in 8 villages in rural Bangladesh. By 4 random assignments of villages, data were collected manually (Group 1), or with the cell-phone program alone (Group 2) or with management algorithms (Groups 3 and 4), and women adjudged to have a serious breast problem were shown a motivational video (Group 3), or navigated/accompanied to a breast problem center for evaluation (Group 4). Results: Only three visited women refused evaluation. The manual data acquisition group (1) had missing data in 80% of cases, and took an average of 5 minutes longer to acquire, versus no missing data in the cell phone-reporting groups (2,3 and 4). One woman was identified with stage III breast cancer, and was appropriately treated. Conclusions: Among very poor rural Bangladeshi women, there was very limited reluctance to undergo breast evaluation. The estimated rarity of clinical breast cancer is supported by these population-based findings. The feasibility and efficient use of mobile technology in this setting is supported. Successor studies may most appropriately be trials focusing on improving the suggested benefits of motivation and navigation, on increasing the numbers of cases found, and on stage of disease at diagnosis as the primary endpoint.

Automatic Event Clustering Method for Personal Photo Collection on Mobile Phone (휴대폰 상에서 개인용 사진 컬렉션에 대한 자동 이벤트 군집화 방법)

  • Yu, Jeong-Soo;Nang, Jong-Ho
    • Journal of KIISE:Computing Practices and Letters
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    • v.16 no.12
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    • pp.1269-1273
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    • 2010
  • Typically users prefer to manage and access personal photo collections taken from a cell phone based on events. In this paper we propose an event clustering algorithm that requires low computation cost with high accuracy supporting incremental operation. The proposed method is based on the statistical analysis of the elapsed interval of intra-event photos on the real sample data for the decision of an event boundary. We then incorporate both location and visual information for the ambiguous range to split with only temporal cue. According to test results, we show higher performance compared to existing general clustering approaches.

Development on Real Time Application System for Fisheries Oceanography Information (실시간 어장정보 생산 부이시스템 개발 및 활용연구)

  • Lee, Chu;Suh, Young-Sang;Hwang, Jae-Dong
    • Journal of the Korean Association of Geographic Information Studies
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.142-149
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    • 2005
  • To provide observed oceanography data at coastal fish and shellfish farm in the northeastern sea of the Korean peninsula on real time base, we developed real time application system for fisheries oceanography information. The system has been made up a mooring buoy system, a server for oceanography data collection, a server for archiving data and a database system, and a web server for providing fisheries oceanography information using internet. Futhermore, to support letters service on a cellular phone, we developed the communication system from mooring buoy to cell phone on real time base. The oceanography data derived from the system are water temperature speed and direction of current in surface layer middle layer and bottom layer in hour. We were able to quantify short term variation of ocean conditions within several days at shellfish farm such as a scallop sea farm using our system. To reduce damages of fish and shellfish farm from abnormal phenomena of ocean conditions such as a broken stratification of water, an occurrence of abnormal coastal cold water and warm water we will be able to move vertically and horizontally the sea farm facilities to proper conditions using real time oceanography information derive from the system.

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Research on Vehicle Diagnostic and Monitoring technology Using WiBro Portable Device (와이브로 휴대기기를 사용한 차량진단 및 모니터링 기술에 관한 연구)

  • Ryoo, Hee-Soo;Won, Yong-Gwan;Park, Kwon-Chul;Ahn, Yong-Beom
    • Journal of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea TC
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    • v.47 no.10
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    • pp.17-26
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    • 2010
  • This is concerned with the technology to monitor the vehicle operation, failure and disorder by using WiBro portable device. More precisely, the technology makes it possible that the information collection device is connected to both ECU(Electronic Control Unit) which is the device for controlling engine, transmission, brake, air-bag, etc that are connected to in-vehicle network and OBD-II connector that is for data collection from various sensors. In addition, with a WiBro portable device (cell phone, PDA, PMP, UMPC, etc). equipped with a vehicle diagnostic programs, information for operation, failure and malfunction can be obtained and analyzed in real-time, and alarm is alerted when the vehicle is in abnormal status, which makes the early reactions to the status. Furthermore, the collected data can be sent through WiBro network to the server managed by the company specialized in managing the vehicles, thus the technology could help the drivers who have less knowledge about their auto-vehicles have safe and economic driving. There is always a possibility of malfunction due to various types of noise that are caused by wring-harness when the device is wired-connected. In this research, in order to overcome this problem, we propose a system configuration that can do monitoring and diagnosis with a device for collecting data from vehicle and a personal WiBro device. Also, we performed research on data acquisition and interlock for the system defined by the definition for information and data sharing platform.