Jiucai Zhang

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Many electronic systems such as robotics, batterypowered electric vehicles, and mobile computing devices are powered by multi-cell battery with limited energy capacity. Therefore, maximizing the battery performance such as operating time, available capacity, and lifetime is one of the major battery design challenges. Traditional approaches such as dynamic(More)
Battery-powered embedded networked sensing systems become more and more pervasive with the fast-paced deployment of various remote sensing applications. How to prolong the battery operating time is one of the most challenging areas in the design and development of these sensing systems due to the fact that the battery operation is much more dynamic and(More)
With the fast-paced development of computing technologies, mobile devices have almost sufficient computation and communication capabilities to support mobile multimedia applications such as multimedia streaming, VoIP, and mobile TV. However, most existing mobile devices are powered by battery with limited energy resource. To support multimedia on(More)
One of the design challenges of wireless sensor networks is the tradeoff between network operation time and network coverage. Recent studies reveal that the useable battery capacity drops faster at a higher discharge current in a nonlinear fashion. To take advantage of this battery current effect, in this paper we explore a new sensor node deployment scheme(More)
Although current research focused on sensor deployment to balance the energy consumption among the sensor nodes for prolonging the lifetime of wireless sensor networks, sensor nodes with larger communication radius have to consume more energy to overcome wireless channel fading and path loss. Cooperative transmission allows nodes with single-antenna to(More)
Current laparoscopic surgeries suffer from inconvenient, limited visualization due to the small incisions. It normally needs an assistant to hold and readjust a laparoscope to view the surgical set when performing procedures. This assistant can be either a human or a robotic laparoscope holder. However, at the current state, both of them only passively(More)
The rapid demand of mobile multimedia causes a grant challenge on energy and environment. However, little research has been done on the carbon footprint of embedded multimedia system. To fill this gap, this paper presents a comprehensive architecture to measure the carbon footprint of H.264 codec, which has been widely used in mobile multimedia systems. The(More)
Stabilization and trajectory control of a quadrotor carrying a suspended load with a fixed known mass has been extensively studied in recent years. However, the load mass is not always known beforehand or may vary during the practical transportations. This mass uncertainty brings uncertain disturbances to the quadrotor system, causing existing controllers(More)
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