This volume contains papers presented at The 2013 International Conference on Embedded Systems & Applications (ESA’13). Their inclusion in this publication does not necessarily constitute endorsements by editors or by the publisher.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • Chapter 1

    Livestock Management System Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    With the rising demand of the already large cattle industry, new techniques are being employed to aid in the
    tracking and monitoring of cattle herds. The wireless monitoring system described in this paper sets forth the framework for a large scale monitoring system to aid in the health and wellbeing of such herds. The system employs individual ear tags on each cow that monitored important vital signs such as core temperature, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels.

  • Chapter 2

    An Emergency Medical Service in IPv6 Network Environment Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Internet of Things (IoT) has been widely studied over the past decade. Recently, many research results of IoT, related to emergency system, smart building and medical system, are published. The key research issue of IoT applications is the ability to interact with physical world through computation, communication, and machine control. The emergency medical service is a very suitable application for IoT environment. Hence, we develop an emergency medical service based on IPv6 network environment. Emergency medical service is constructed by the biosensors, the healthcare information system and the notification component.

  • Chapter 3

    Design of a FPGA-based Virtual Bus Interface System for Reducing IOs in Hardware-in-the-Loop HIL Real-time Simulation Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The complex embedded systems of locomotives require a vast amount of the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing before manufacturing. Various simulation efforts are required to commit testing of the target embedded systems. Therefore, development of the most effective systems is necessary for efficient and accurate verification of the embedded systems.

  • Chapter 4

    An Adaptive Real-Time FPGA-Based Speech Enhancement Processing System Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Abstract—A real-time system for robust speech processing based on a Field Programable Gate Array (FPGA) is presented. The system estimates a clean signal from a noisy speech signal using a locally adaptive algorithm based on calculation of rankorder statistics from the input signal over a moving window. The algorithm is able to improve the quality of noisy speech with no perceivable musical noise. The processing system adapts the size and contents of the moving window as well as the local estimator used to recover the clean signal at each iteration.

  • Chapter 5

    Telemedicine Issues With A Mote Based Remote Patient Monitoring Wireless System Design Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The objective of the research project is to explore the issues involved in building a wireless Electrocardiogram (ECG) remote patient monitoring system. The issues include capturing of the ECG signal data at a sufficient data rate to produce an accurate representation of the signal, and the maintaining of a reliable data stream from the ECG device to the monitoring base station.

  • Chapter 6

    FPGA Implementation of a Compact Genetic Algorithm using Cellular Automata Pseudo-Random Generator Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In this paper the design and implementation of the compact Genetic Algorithm (cGA) and a Cellular Automata-based pseudo-random number generator on a Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) is
    accomplished. The design is made using the Hardware Description Language, called VHDL.

  • Chapter 7

    Design And Implementation Of An Embedded Obstacle Detector For The Visually Impaired Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Physical disability has been a major set back to individuals, their families and subsequently national development. Visual impairment is a major physical challenge that has rendered many helpless. This paper showcases the need for the visually impaired (the blind) to detect obstacles beyond knee level at a long range and in real-time. It further presents current works within the scope of the project.

  • Chapter 8

    Developing an Ultra-Low Power Remote Infrastructure Monitoring System Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    This paper develops an infrastructure monitoring system to wirelessly monitor vibrations that may cause impairment to structures. A wireless sensor network comprised of a fusion center and four sensor nodes allows for data to be transmitted from the sensors to the Fusion Center (FC), stored on an SD card, and later uploaded to a server via Global System for Mobile Communication/ General Packet Radio Service (GSM/GPRS).

  • Chapter 9

    A Knapsack Scheduling Algorithm for Soft Real-time Multiprocessor System Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Due to the development of commercial multicore architectures, scheduling in Multiprocessor real-time system has attracted huge research interests and various algorithms have been proposed. However, most prior research on real-time scheduling on multiprocessors has focused only on hard real-time systems where no deadline may ever be missed. Due to the increasing need of soft realtime multiprocessor systems where deadline violation is tolerable, scheduling in overloaded soft real-time systems should be studied as well.

  • Chapter 10

    A Hardware Accelerator Design Process for Speech Recognition Application Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    This paper shows a methodology to improve time response in a sub-stage inside a complete speech recognition system, and shows how to apply such methodology to other stages inside the same process. This methodology involves hardware and software cooperative work based on soft-core design using MicroBlaze processors and reconfigurable hardware in Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA. Design process, proposed methodology, software and hardware components, and the migration approach are described and analyzed along with the process results.

  • Chapter 11

    Unexploded Ordnance Detection with Cooperative Mobile Robots Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Due to the current cost of detecting unexploded ordnances (UXOs), alternate systems of detection need to be developed. The Department of Defense views UXO contamination as a high priority problem [1]. The current method of UXO detection involves sweeping an area for UXOs manually with handheld metal detectors. An automated system of detection would save time, cost less, and provide a safer alternative to the current system. This paper describes a system that was created composed of autonomous robots that detect UXOs and wirelessly transmit their coordinates to a central hub where they are mapped.

  • Chapter 12

    Design of Multi-Ring On-Chip Network Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In this study, a multi-ring interconnection network architecture is implemented and examined. This study also proposes a cross-multi-ring topology that allows packets to be transmitted across various rings in the same direction. The performance of the two topologies was then evaluated and compared. The results indicate that a positive correlation exists between the performance and crosstransmission usage rate.

  • Chapter 13

    Model Based Design method for Dynamic Configurable Ecosystem of Embedded System Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    We intend to present design methods to construct model-based customized ecosystem that can be naturally built, evolved, and maintained through voluntary participation of various developers and users, in embedded system. To achieve this, we provide a model-based customized ecosystem capable of extending itself at a model level, wherein the course of evolution is decided according to user’s feedbacks by steps of: 1) deciding development purposes and scopes of functions required in the development of an ecosystem, 2) classifying the functions 3) suggesting a scenario for building an optimum function architecture and 4) defining a meta model of each function module based on design patterns.

  • Chapter 14


    Within the last few months a new breed of small microprocessor trainer boards had emerged onto the marketplace. Boards such as the Freescale Freedom, Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad, and ST Micro Discovery are each entry-level ARM-based boards available at a common price point: $13. These boards offer an introduction to a modern 32-bit architecture with state-of-art tools with little barrier to entry for the novice. Consequently, these boards are offering a tremendous opportunity for adoption into a wealth of Embedded Systems curricula.

  • Chapter 15

    Roto Disp-Pattern Generation using Microcontroller- based Hardware Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Pattern generation is computer-aided design for the display of different patterns on the wheels of the car to attract attention of prospective Customer to a business or itsa Product or services. In This palper web are présentions a system of pattern generation for entertainment and business promotion purposes with name RD-PatGen. This is an embedded microcontroller- based motorized LED graphical displaying device.

  • Chapter 16

    Design and Development of ARM based Embedded system Laboratory Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In this paper we present a platform consisting of a series of laboratory exercises using ARM microcontroller-LPC2148 (ARM&TDMI). The open hardware system in the present scenario gives an opportunity to perform the experiments even at home. Stress is given to the simple representation in terms of block diagrams instead of the use of high level tools (C or Assembly). The system described supports the transfer of developed program code from Laptop to the Microcontroller, and evaluation of its execution on rapid prototyping hardware.

  • Chapter 17

    Development of Digital Signal Processing Module for Level Measurement Radar Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    This paper presents level measurement FMCW radar. We developed digital signal processing module to measure distance with high accuracy for FMCW radar. We implemented the level measurement FMCW radar algorithm on the FPGA and DSP. For verifying the level measurement radar system, test bed is made to measure the distance for every 1 mm. The experimental results show that the distance accuracy is about 4.5 cm distance between 357 cm and 557 cm.

  • Chapter 18

    Wireless Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Monitoring Network Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    We present a networked application to monitor vital signs in patients without affecting their daily routines. The proposed application, which provides a monitoring and management environment, is practical especially in the case of elderly and young patients. We describe the implementation of the application, which targets reading the heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) signs of patients remotely, in a context where multiple patients are considered concurrently. The application includes a control unit that analyzes remote readings, prioritizes them following their urgency, alerts health specialists for alarming readings, and feeds a server application where a database of all monitored patients stores history of the readings for each patient.

  • Chapter 19

    Solar Array Positioning Controller Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Traditional fixed solar panel installation fails to optimize solar energy collection when the sun is not at its peak position. Maintaining a perpendicular angle with the sun optimizes the energy collected throughout the day thereby increasing overall energy collection or reducing the number of solar panels required for any given installation. This project uses sensors, motors, various printed circuit boards, and microcontrollers to maintain a perpendicular angle with the sun and determine the additional solar energy collection gained by tracking the sun's position throughout the day.

  • Chapter 20

    Implementation of IEEE 1588v2 PTP for Precision Clock Synchronization of Ethernet Network Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    A common sense of time among all the elements of a distributed measurement and control system allows the use of new techniques for the solution of problems with complex synchronization requirements or arising from the interaction of many sensors and actuators. Such a common sense of time may be accomplished using IEEE Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems (IEEE 1588-2008) to synchronize realtime clocks incorporated within each component of the system.

  • Chapter 21

    VLC System Using PSoC Microcontroller Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Present-day wireless communication has many limitations like bandwidth depletion, security etc. Now-a-days the research on VLC (Visible Light Communications) system is offering new possibilities in overcoming the problems associated with wireless communications system. In the present study a model has been developed for addressing the above issues via Visible Light Communications system for power line communication through an 8-bit PSoC microcontroller. The exclusive PLC chip CY8CPLC10, an 8-bit PSoC3 microcontroller, high intensity pi5 light emitting diodes (LEDs) and the LX1972 visible light sensor were used for the transmitter and receiver.

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