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SUMMARY Products implementing the HomePlug 1.0 standard allowing high-speed communication on low-voltage powerlines have recently started arriving on the U.S. market for home and office networking without the requirement for installing new wires. Effective use of the powerline bandwidth requires robust physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC)(More)
Low voltage electrical wiring in homes has largely been dismissed as too noisy and unpredictable to support high speed communication signals. However, recent advances in communication and modulation methodologies as well as in adaptive digital signal processing and error detection and correction have spawned novel media access control (MAC) and physical(More)
The HomePlug 1.0 standard allows high-speed communication on low-voltage power lines without a requirement for new wires. Effective use of the power line bandwidth requires a robust medium access control (MAC) protocol to mitigate the harsh conditions of the power line channel as well as the capability to support prioritized multimedia traffic. This paper(More)
—The proliferation of WLAN infrastructures has facilitated numerous indoor localization techniques using WLAN fingerprints. In particular, identifying a room or a place in urban environments could be usefully utilized in many application domains such as ubiquitous health. However, it is not straightforward how to bootstrap such a localization system because(More)
In this paper, we introduce a mobile u-health service system called THE-MUSS. THE-MUSS supports the development and running of u-health services with functions, modules, and facilities that are commonly required for various mobile u-health services. Aiming to achieve reusability and evolvability design goals, basic modules to support bio-signal capturing,(More)
A new formant tracking algorithm using phoneme dependent nominal formant values is tested. The algorithm consists of three phases: (1) analysis, (2) segmentation, and (3) formant tracking. In the analysis phase, formant candidates are obtained by solving for the roots of the linear prediction polynomial. In the segmentation phase, the input text is(More)
— Location logging is a technique that continuously records user's location using various location sensing and positioning technologies. Location logs and information derived from those logs can be useful contexts for various applications. However, previous research related to recording and handling location logs failed to seriously consider heavy battery(More)