1) **Optimal
Generation Scheduling using Genetic Algorithm **

(pp. 300-303)

**Authors: **M.
F. Kotb, A. El-Fergany

**Abstract** - This article
presents an application
of Genetic Algorithm (GA)
to solve classic
Economic Dispatch (ED) problems. The operation of generating
unit capacity constraints and transmission losses are considered. Total fuel
cost saving is achieved, indicated and proved by numerical simulation results.
Several cases were tested and verified, among of them, two cases of 15-
generating units and 6-generating units including lines losses were simulated
and compared with previous reported researches.

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2) **Optimal
Design of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator for Hybrid Electric Vehicle.**

**(pp. 304-308)**

**Authors:** Prof. B.S. Dani, Prof.
M.D.Khardenvis, Prof. V.M.Jape

**Abstract** - The axial flux permanent magnet
machine is an attractive alternative to radial flux machines in wind turbine
applications. The axial flux configuration is amenable to the low-speed,
high-torque operation of a direct drive wind energy system. Axial flux
permanent magnet (PM) machines are being developed for many applications due to
their attractive features. An extensive literature exists concerning the design
of a variety of types of axial flux PM machines. The objective of this paper is to optimize the design since design
formulae involves various parameters and constraints. Modern day approach of
Artificial Intelligent technique is also introduced as an effective design
optimization method. Cost and qualitative parameters can be segmented easily
with such approach. Case study design is discussed and effect of varying design
parameters on performance and economy is concluded in the paper. Efforts are
proposed and also discussed to minimize losses, improved efficiency and torque
during design process.

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3) **Effect of Crossed Magnetic Field on
Ozone Production in Air **

**(pp. 309-312)**

**Authors: **Z. Buntat, I. R. Smith and N. A. M.
Razali

**Abstract** - An application of
magnetic field, B to a discharge chamber under transverse electric field,
E is studied, with the objective to view
the effect of magnetic field to the
electrons in a plasma. Theory of gas discharge stated that this configuration
will create a helical motion to electrons due to gradient drift or gyration.
Experimental result from previous research showed, however that this magnetic
field has no effect to corona current, in contrast to the theory that the
helical motion will increase the ionization collision process and cause more
electron emissions. To verify the result, application of B effect to ozone
chamber is constructed under AC and pulsed power supply, and the result shows
that the B does not influence gas discharge characteristic agreeing with the
result from previous author.

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4) **A NOVEL ROUTING
STRATEGY FOR AD HOC NETWORKS WITH SELFISH NODES**

(pp. 313-318)

**Authors: **Shailender Gupta Chander
Kumar

**Abstract** - To secure the data
in the ad hoc network the intermediate nodes with in a route are created on the
basis of their currently known reputation (trust) index. However, a node which
was earlier trust worthy may no longer to be so as it becomes selfish due to
loss of power. This selfish behavior problem is quite common in ad hoc networks
and the literature contains many strategies to deal with them. This paper
presents a novel routing strategy to deal with such nodes. The strategy assumes
that the selfish nodes are not malicious and obligated to speak truth about
their current energy level.

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5) **Periodically
Loaded Rectangular Waveguide with FSS Strip Layer Supporting Wideband Backward
Wave **

(pp. 319-322)

**Authors: **A.Akbarzadeh-Jahromi,
M.Tayarani, and M.Khalaj-Amirhosseini

**Abstract** - In
this paper, a negative refractive index guided-wave structure is realized using
a rectangular waveguide loaded with H-shaped frequency selective surface (FSS)
strip layer. This new structure shows wideband double negative (DNG) and backward
wave properties. Indeed these properties can be controlled well over wide
frequency range with control of physical dimension of the structure. Using the
FSS, two wideband band-pass filter proposed which are inexpensive to fabricate
due to using printed layer which are ideal for mass production.

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6) **Comparative
Analysis between Various Types of Corrugated Profiled Horns**

(pp. 323-325)

**Authors: **S. H. Mohseni Armaki, R.
Kazemi, F. H. Kashani and M. Fallah

**Abstract** - A
parametric study is performed to the various types of conical corrugated
profiled horn antennas. The obtained simulated results are presented
graphically to show the features of the horns in terms of gain, cross
polarization return loss, phase center and radiation patterns. The objective of
this paper is to simulate some profiles and compare results with corrugated
linear profiled horn as reference antenna.

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7) **The
Information Economy and Information and Communication Technology **

(pp. 326-329)

**Authors: **Mohsen Gerami

**Abstract** - Information
is a key strategic asset and Information assets are perhaps the most important
type of asset in the knowledge-based economy. The Information economy mainly
defined by the extension of information and communication technologies. The
rapid growth of telecommunications and information technologies in the past
decade is shifting the global market from a technology-based economy to an
information-based economy. Countries with highly developed telecommunications
infrastructure can adjust to this rapid change and take advantage of the
enormous new opportunities. This paper describes some of the impacts of the
information and communication technologies on the information economy.

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8) **Frequency
Assignment for Cellular Mobile Systems Using a Hybrid Tabu search**

(pp. 330-334)

**Authors: **Jamal Elhachmi and Zouhair Guenoun

**Abstract** - This
paper presents a new algorithm for solving the frequency assignment problem in
cellular mobile systems. The proposed algorithm is based on a Taboo search
starting with a sequential local search method. Instead of using a minimum number
of frequencies and reusing them a maximum number of times, our algorithm
assembles to maximum the frequencies while avoiding deadlock. This algorithm
introduces a powerful sequential local search method to start with an initial
solution respecting all constraints, and minimizing the costs of employment.
This initial solution is used to construct a global solution by permutation of
all frequencies of a constraint link in its frequency domain in order to obtain
the smallest maximum frequency used and the overall cost of such a solution.
The algorithm reduces both the search space, the order of variables and values and
avoids cycles through by the use of a temporary Taboo list. Our approach has
been tested on standard benchmark problems called Philadelphia benchmarks of
frequency assignment problem. The results obtained are equivalent to those of current
methods. Moreover, our approach shows more efficiency in terms of flexibility
and autonomy.

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