Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Special Issue

Research and Practices in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Developing Countries

  • Submission Deadline: Feb. 10, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Amin Mobasheri
About This Special Issue
Recent developments in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and applications, have showed great impacts in advances of power (e.g. power and control engineering) in large devices (e.g. power stations, electrical vehicles, etc.) or small amounts of power (e.g. computer, communication and information engineering) in small devices such as cell phones, sensors, etc. This greatly improves the process of generation, storage and use of power for any application domain. This research and practice trend, however, is quite different in developing countries. Due to limitations in developing countries such as lack of proper infrastructures, modern laboratory tools and devices, limited budgets, and limited expertise and standards in specific areas of engineering, developing countries mostly take different research line and approaches that need less proper infrastructure. The practices and results of projects is however different as they are inter-related with the society and governmental needs. Therefore, this special issue is dedicated to research and practice of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in developing countries in order to demonstrate their different nature and needs, as well as the interesting outputs and results that they offer.

Special issue welcomes submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics:
1. Acoustics, speech & signal processing
2. Antennas and propagation
3. Circuits and systems
4. Communication
5. Control systems
6. Control theory & industrial controls
7. Electrical machinery
8. Electron devices
9. High-power semiconductors
10. Image processing
11. Information theory
12. Lasers and electro-optics
13. Microprocessors
14. Power systems
15. Robotics and automation
16. Semiconductors
17. Surface sensing technologies
18. Surface sensing systems
19. Telecommunications
20. Transmission and conversion
21. Transportation equipment
22. Vehicular technology
23. Wireless and mobile communication
Lead Guest Editor
  • Amin Mobasheri

    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Published Articles
  • Thickness Simulation and Analysis of CdS/CdTe Solar Cell to Increase the Efficiency and Decrease the Toxicant Material of Cadmium

    Amirhasan Behrouzi , Seyyed Reza Talebiyan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 107-110
    Received: Nov. 18, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 21, 2016
    Published: Dec. 08, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.32
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    Abstract: Population growth as well as the growth in energy demand is one of the most challenging problems in the world. Therefore, there is great need of green energy technologies and one of the green energy resources is solar cell that converts sun rays in a photovoltaic way into electrical energy. Firstly, we have presented a structure and after simulatin... Show More
  • Maximization Lifetime in Wireless Sensor Network by Fuzzy Logic for Cluster Head Selection

    Ali Pirasteh , Mohammadsajad Ahmadi , Hosein Seyedi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 111-115
    Received: Nov. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2016
    Published: Dec. 08, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.33
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    Abstract: Lifetime enhancement has always been of crucial importance for energy constrained sensor network due to resource limitations of sensor nodes. The energy of sensor nodes is mostly utilized for data transmission to the base station. clustering which could increase the network life time indirectly; so, various algorithms have been proposed for cluster... Show More
  • A Study of Reactive Power Requirements of Traditional and Restructured Power System

    Laleh Haddadi , Abolfazl Pirayesh Neghab , Seid Babak Mozafari , Morteza Ghasem Salamroodi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 101-106
    Received: Feb. 08, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2015
    Published: Mar. 05, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.31
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    Abstract: Due to importance of requirements of reactive power in a power system, by employing probabilistic load flow with Monte Carlo method we can gain the exact value of requirement reactive power of system in a traditional and a restructured power system. In this paper the main object is the examination of effect of random changes in load, generation and... Show More
  • A Detailed Comparison Between FOC and DTC Methods of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive

    Navid Maleki , Mohammad Reza Alizadeh Pahlavani , Iman Soltani

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 92-100
    Received: Feb. 08, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2015
    Published: Feb. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.30
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    Abstract: This paper focuses on detail comparison between two common control methods including Field Oriented Control (FOC) and Direct Torque Control (DTC) of the Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMS) motor. The main characteristics of the motor such as torque, flux and speed under different operation conditions are studied and the advantages of FOC and DTC are... Show More
  • Design and Implementation of a Teleprotection System with Digital and Analog Interfaces

    Vahid Hamiyaty Vaghef , Maryam Shabro , Behnam Gholamrezazadeh Family

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 88-91
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.29
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    Abstract: Safe and un-interrupted power transmission requires a widespread use of control and protection equipment to avoid fault propagation in power network. Protection systems have been used to detect faults and block them to strike the high voltage lines. The teleprotection system continuously sends commands to remote substation in case of fault identifi... Show More
  • Evaluation Criteria for Reliability in Computer Systems

    Esmail Kaffashi , Soheyla Amirian , Sahar Hematian Bojnourdy , Soheila Zahraee

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 83-87
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.28
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    Abstract: Numerical methods, particularly finite element methods, are widely used in solving different problems. Since these methods are approximate, having a real understanding of the distribution of errors is extremely important. With the increasing number of users, the number of cause dfailuresin creases by their fault. In this article we will discuss per... Show More
  • Optimizing the Performance of Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photodetectors by Embedding Nanoparticles in the Absorption Layer

    Mahsa Naghipour

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 78-82
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.27
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    Abstract: Metal-Semiconductor-Metal is one of the photodetectors that uses in optical detection. The characteristic of these detectors is improved by Plasmonic Science. Some of these characteristics include higher sensitivity, greater efficiency and improved optical absorption coefficient. Our predictions and the numerical results show high absorption in pla... Show More
  • Cost Effective Method to Locate the Vulnerable Nodes of Circuits Against the Electrical Fast Transients

    Behnam Gholamrezazadeh Family , Vahid Hamiyaty Vaghef , Maryam Shabro

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 72-77
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 10, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.26
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    Abstract: Electrical Fast Transients (EFT) pulses may cause a large number of circuits to fail. Switching power supplies, inductors, contact relays, and high voltage switches electrically or electromagnetically strike the data, address and control lines of processors, memory elements, or even analog parts and leads to soft or permanent errors. In general, co... Show More
  • Evaluation of a New Hybrid Technique Based on DTMOS and PFA to Improve Supply Voltage and Power Consumption of a Class-AB Amplifier

    Hossein Movahedi-Aliabad , Akram Norouzi , Sepideh Soltanmoradi , Mahshid Nasserian , Manijeh Shahi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 66-71
    Received: Jan. 16, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 08, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.25
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    Abstract: In this paper, two useful techniques of Dynamic Threshold Voltage MOSFET (DTMOS) and Positive Feedback Amplifier (PFA) are investigated separately and are applied simultaneously on a Class-AB Amplifier in the 180 nm CMOS technology. In the first proposed technique, Simulation results show that operating voltage can be limited to ±0.5 V in which the... Show More
  • Performance Comparison for Face Recognition using PCA and DCT

    Mozhde Elahi , Mahsa Gharaee

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 62-65
    Received: Dec. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 27, 2014
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.24
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    Abstract: In this paper Performance of Principle Component Analysis and Discrete Cosine Transform methods for feature reduction in face recognition system is compared. In face recognition system, feature extraction is based on wavelet transform and Support Vector Machine classifier for training and recognition is employed. According to experimental results o... Show More
  • A Review of Neuro-Fuzzy Systems Based on Intelligent Control

    Fatemeh Zahedi , Zahra Zahedi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 58-61
    Received: Jan. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 08, 2015
    Published: Jan. 23, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.23
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    Abstract: The system's ability to adapt and self-organize are two key factors when it comes to how well the system can survive the changes to the environment and the plant they work within. Intelligent control improves these two factors in controllers. Considering the increasing complexity of dynamic systems along with their need for feedback controls, using... Show More
  • Reviewing an Authentication Technique Based on Gait Recognition

    Azade Fathipour Dehkordi , Mehran Emadi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 55-57
    Received: Jan. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 08, 2015
    Published: Jan. 23, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.22
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    Abstract: Gait recognition based authentication is one of the prominent biometrics which is usually used to secretly recognize people. It recognizes a person according to a sequence of received images. Gait is physiological characteristic of mankind. Gait analysis enables us to authenticate a person from a long distance using low resolution video. The inform... Show More
  • Design and Realization of a Miniaturized Low Loss Iris Bandpass Filter on Substrate Integrated Waveguide Configuration in 2.4GHZ Band

    Mona Sameri , Farokh Hojat Kashani

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 50-54
    Received: Dec. 12, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 15, 2014
    Published: Jan. 23, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.21
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    Abstract: In this paper, a fourth order bandpass Chebyshev filter based on Iris discontinuities and using SIW technology is designed. The structure of the filter consists of SIW cavity resonators that are connected to each other with Iris discontinuities, which operate as impedance inverters. This filter is implemented on a substrate of RO4003C with a centra... Show More
  • VoIP Codec Selection for Digital PLC Systems

    Maryam Shabro , Behnam Gholamrezazadeh Family , Vahid Hammiaty Vaghef

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 46-49
    Received: Dec. 19, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.20
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    Abstract: IP-based networks developments highly integrate the communication systems and significantly reduce the installation cost. Digital PLC systems with the capability of Ethernet and VoIP services are designed because of the demand of new communication services in the electric power industry. Also due to the limited bandwidth in digital PLC systems, the... Show More
  • A New Attack on Link-State Database in Open Shortest Path First Routing Protocol

    Esmail Kaffashi , Ahmad Madadi Mousavi , Hamid Rezaei Rahvard , Sahar Hemmatian Bojnordi , Forough Khademsadegh , Soheila Amirian

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 39-45
    Received: Dec. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 13, 2014
    Published: Dec. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.19
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    Abstract: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol known as interior gateway of routing protocol is a major competitor for Cisco's EIGRP of a special routing protocol. Most attacks on this protocol are based on LSA fake router which the attacker has control over it. These attacks can affect the part of the routing domain or cause severe damage based on the s... Show More
  • Studying the Effect of Existing Technologies in a Smart Grid for Reducing the Distribution Networks Losses

    Zahra Alizadeh

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 16-20
    Received: Nov. 14, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.14
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    Abstract: Nowadays, population growth and the electrical load demand on the one hand and rising cost of energy generation on the other hand have led to raises reducing the losses in distribution networks as a serious challenge. According to studies, smart grid is posed as the most important applicable solution to eliminate these problems. The purpose of this... Show More
  • Evaluation of Uncertainties on the Performance of Distance Relay

    Seyyd Mahmood Mosavi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 25-29
    Received: Nov. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.16
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    Abstract: Global demand growth for electric energy has speed up development in designing power systems in order to meet users' needs for providing reliable, cheap and high quality electric energy. In power networks the first zone of distance relay is considered as main protection for transmission lines. Zones 2 and 3 of this relay are considered as supportin... Show More
  • Design of a PID Feed-Forward Controller for Controlling Output Fluid Temperature in Shell and Tube Hear Exchanger

    Navid Khalili Dizaji , Aidin Sakhvati , Seyed Hossein Hosseini

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 30-34
    Received: Dec. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.17
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    Abstract: The most important part in chemical processes, which is directly related to energy consumption, is heat exchanger. Main purpose of heat exchanger is transferring heat from hot fluid to cold fluid. There are different heat exchangers in industry, which their common types are shell and tube heat exchangers. In these heat exchangers, one fluid flows i... Show More
  • Production of Iridium Metal Thin Films for Application as Electrodes in DRAMs and FRAMs

    Sakine Shirvaliloo , Hale Kangarloo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 35-38
    Received: Dec. 05, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.18
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    Abstract: Thin films of Noble metals such as Iridium have several potential applications in ICs. Electronic devices are fabricated on the integrated circuits that include transistor, capacitor and resistance. They can be used as electrodes in DRAMs and FRAMs, and as gate electrodes in MOSFETs. Noble metals are excellent metals for electrode fabrication becau... Show More
  • The Feature of Underground Channel for the Wireless Underground Sensor Networks

    Farzam Saeednia , Shapour Khorshidi , Mohssen Masoumi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Nov. 05, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 07, 2014
    Published: Nov. 29, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.11
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    Abstract: The propagation characteristics of Electro Magnetic (EM) waves in the soil and also the significant differences between the propagation in the air prevent us from obtaining one direct feature for Wireless Underground Channel. In fact, the underground environment consists of soil, rock and water instead of the air. The challenging reasons of these e... Show More
  • Adaptive Noise Cancellation for Eliminating Artifacts of Life Signals Using Fuzzy and Neural Networks

    Mohammad Seifi , Aliakbar Kargaran Erdechi , Ahmad Hajipour

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 21-24
    Received: Nov. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2014
    Published: Nov. 24, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.15
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    Abstract: Electroencephalogram (EEG) is one‎ of the commonly used non-invasive techniques for understanding the brain functions. This paper presents a method for removing electroocular (EOG) artifacts in the electroencephalogram (EEG). A new adaptive radial-basis function- networks- (RBFN-) for the adaptive noise cancellation (ANC) problem is proposed. Also,... Show More
  • Proper Communicative Protocols in Building Management System

    Fereshteh Kheirabadi , Seyyed Reza Talebiyan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Nov. 05, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 07, 2014
    Published: Nov. 24, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.12
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    Abstract: Increasing energy consumption, finite energy resources, negative effects of excessive use of energy on environment, and increasing energy price forces administrators and consumers to look for different ways of saving and accurate consumption. Implementing smart systems and managing energy consumption in buildings are examples of applying modern tec... Show More
  • Pitch Aircraft Control with Type-2 FLC and PD Controller

    Syed Mohamad Reza Haji Mirzaie , Hodeiseh Gordan , Jalil Shirazi , Amin Nikbakht

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 12-15
    Received: Nov. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 10, 2014
    Published: Nov. 18, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.s.2015030201.13
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    Abstract: Aircraft systems are inherently unstable systems. The equations governing the motion of an aircraft are a very complicated set of six non-linear coupled differential equations. The linearized equation around the operating point is simulated in simulink MATLAB software. Also, the linear part of the system of nonlinear equations is simulated in simul... Show More