Umar Albalawi

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This paper presents a thyroid monitoring sensor for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The proposed architecture is energy efficient and user friendly. Thyroid monitoring can be done either by monitoring the basal body temperature or through blood samples. In this work basal body temperature is the quantity sensed for thyroid monitoring. The temperature(More)
This paper proposes a hardware architecture for the newly introduced Better Portable Graphics (BPG) compression algorithm. Since its introduction in 1987, the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) graphics format has been the de facto choice for image compression. However, the new compression technique BPG outperforms JPEG in terms of compression quality(More)
Energy consumption has become a major concern in portable applications. This paper proposes an energy-efficient design of the Secure Better Portable Graphics Compression (SBPG) Architecture. The architecture proposed in this paper is suitable for imaging in the Internet of Things (IoT) as the main concentration is on the energy efficiency. The novel(More)
This paper proposes a hardware architecture for a Secure Digital Camera (SDC) integrated with Secure Better Portable Graphics (SBPG) compression algorithm. The proposed architecture is suitable for high performance imaging in the Internet of Things (IoT). The objectives of this paper are twofold. On the one hand, the proposed SBPG architecture offers(More)
The multimedia revolution has made a strong impact on our society. The explosive growth of Internet access to this digital information has generated new opportunities and challenges. The ease of editing and duplicating information in the digital domain has created copyright protection concerns for content providers. Various schemes to embed secondary data(More)
This paper presents a modular and extensible quad rotor architecture and its specific prototyping for automatic tracking applications. The architecture is extensible and based on off-the-shelf components for easy system integration while maintaining constant connectivity with the IoT. A target tracking and acquisition application is presented in detail to(More)
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