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Alrafidain University College

EducationBaghdad, Iraq
About: Alrafidain University College is a education organization based out in Baghdad, Iraq. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Population & Soliton. The organization has 104 authors who have published 147 publications receiving 1349 citations.

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03 Aug 2017-Sensors
TL;DR: This review outlines the recent applications of WSNs in agriculture research as well as classifies and compares various wireless communication protocols, the taxonomy of energy-efficient and energy harvesting techniques for W SNs that can be used in agricultural monitoring systems, and comparison between early research works on agriculture-based WSNS.
Abstract: Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be used in agriculture to provide farmers with a large amount of information. Precision agriculture (PA) is a management strategy that employs information technology to improve quality and production. Utilizing wireless sensor technologies and management tools can lead to a highly effective, green agriculture. Based on PA management, the same routine to a crop regardless of site environments can be avoided. From several perspectives, field management can improve PA, including the provision of adequate nutrients for crops and the wastage of pesticides for the effective control of weeds, pests, and diseases. This review outlines the recent applications of WSNs in agriculture research as well as classifies and compares various wireless communication protocols, the taxonomy of energy-efficient and energy harvesting techniques for WSNs that can be used in agricultural monitoring systems, and comparison between early research works on agriculture-based WSNs. The challenges and limitations of WSNs in the agricultural domain are explored, and several power reduction and agricultural management techniques for long-term monitoring are highlighted. These approaches may also increase the number of opportunities for processing Internet of Things (IoT) data.

405 citations

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TL;DR: Optimisation results and discussion confirm that the BES algorithm competes well with advanced meta-heuristic algorithms and conventional methods.
Abstract: This study proposes a bald eagle search (BES) algorithm, which is a novel, nature-inspired meta-heuristic optimisation algorithm that mimics the hunting strategy or intelligent social behaviour of bald eagles as they search for fish. Hunting by BES is divided into three stages. In the first stage (selecting space), an eagle selects the space with the most number of prey. In the second stage (searching in space), the eagle moves inside the selected space to search for prey. In the third stage (swooping), the eagle swings from the best position identified in the second stage and determines the best point to hunt. Swooping starts from the best point and all other movements are directed towards this point. BES is tested by adopting a three-part evaluation methodology that (1) describes the benchmarking of the optimisation problem to evaluate the algorithm performance, (2) compares the algorithm performance with that of other intelligent computation techniques and parameter settings and (3) evaluates the algorithm based on mean, standard deviation, best point and Wilcoxon signed-rank test statistic of the function values. Optimisation results and discussion confirm that the BES algorithm competes well with advanced meta-heuristic algorithms and conventional methods.

281 citations

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18 Jul 2017-Energies
TL;DR: This review highlights up-to-date studies that are specific to near-field WPT, which include the classification, comparison, and potential applications of these techniques in the real world.
Abstract: Traditional power supply cords have become less important because they prevent large-scale utilization and mobility. In addition, the use of batteries as a substitute for power cords is not an optimal solution because batteries have a short lifetime, thereby increasing the cost, weight, and ecological footprint of the hardware implementation. Their recharging or replacement is impractical and incurs operational costs. Recent progress has allowed electromagnetic wave energy to be transferred from power sources (i.e., transmitters) to destinations (i.e., receivers) wirelessly, the so-called wireless power transfer (WPT) technique. New developments in WPT technique motivate new avenues of research in different applications. Recently, WPT has been used in mobile phones, electric vehicles, medical implants, wireless sensor network, unmanned aerial vehicles, and so on. This review highlights up-to-date studies that are specific to near-field WPT, which include the classification, comparison, and potential applications of these techniques in the real world. In addition, limitations and challenges of these techniques are highlighted at the end of the article.

187 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a review of research interest and current research trends concerning UF membrane applications and processes within the past decade (2009-2018) is presented, highlighting the present-day significance of UF membranes along with their prospective opportunities for attaining sustainability in water industries and materializing the efforts of future researchers.
Abstract: The primary intention of this review is to showcase and quantify the level of research interest and current research trends concerning UF membrane applications and processes within the past decade (2009–2018). Detected statistics revealed a resurgent interest in the UF technology on a yearly basis. "Journal of Membrane Science" and "Desalination and Water Treatment" were the primary journals dominating the size of the annual publication output among more than 120 journals, with 854 and 683 papers, respectively. Based on the ScienceDirect research platform, fouling (27 %), modelling (17 %) and wastewater (12 %) were the dominant research topics and accounted for more than half of the total scientific articles published (4547 articles) within the specified period of the research. Unsurprisingly, topics like UF membrane fabrication and modification, food processing, and hybrid membrane process have revealed a growing trend in terms of annual publications. The current review revealed the present-day significance of UF membranes along with their prospective opportunities for attaining sustainability in water industries and materializing the efforts of future researchers in the right direction.

141 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors employed three integration schemes to obtain soliton solutions in optical fibers with anti-cubic nonlinearity: traveling waves, tanh-coth scheme and modified simple equation method.

103 citations


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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
20232
20226
202134
202039
201929
201825