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Whitepaper: Optimal Superimposed Pilot Selection for OFDM Channel Estimation

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a spectrally efficient modulation scheme for high-bit-rate wireless communication over multipath fading channels. It is expected that OFDM will play a major role in next generation (B3G and 4G) mobile wireless systems. This research paper from University of Melbourne presents an optimal strategy for utilizing superimposed pilots for OFDM channel estimation using Wiener filtering. An algorithm is formulated to determine the optimal rectangular


Whitepaper: Modelling TCP Flows Over an 802.11 Wireless LAN

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN’s) using the IEEE 802.11 standard are now in widespread use. As in the wider Internet, the large bulk of traffic on a typical WLAN consists of applications such as web browsing that are carried over the TCP transport protocol. This paper, analyzes the throughput of TCP, as a function of the number of flows, when transmitted over an IEEE 802.11 WLAN. There have been a number of important models developed for predicting the performance of WLANs using the


Whitepaper: Career Mentoring: Preferences Of Undergraduate Property And Construction Students

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

Career mentoring programs have been established at The University of Melbourne since 2001. Commencing in the Institute of Land and Food Resources and the School of Medicine, programs are now offered in six faculties (including the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning) through the Career Mentor Connection project. In 2004, a pilot mentoring program was offered to third year students in the property and construction stream of the Bachelor of Planning and Design. The view of the Career


Whitepaper: Enterprise Content Management: Supporting Knowledge Management Capability

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

Observations of product offerings in the commercial marketplace indicate that the term Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is being increasingly used by technology vendors to describe their software products. This study investigates vendor claims to be able to deliver integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) through commercial product offerings as an enabler of knowledge management capability. In order to substantiate these claims, various technology components are identified and discussed


Whitepaper: Service Oriented Sensor Web

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

The Sensor Web is an emerging trend which makes various types of web-resident sensors, instruments, image devices, and repositories of sensor data, discoverable, accessible, and controllable via the World Wide Web. A lot of effort has been invested in order to overcome the obstacles associated with connecting and sharing these heterogeneous sensor resources. This research paper highlights the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standard defined by the Open GIS Consortium (OGC), which is composed of a


Whitepaper: Knowledge Transfer And The Curriculum: A Discussion Paper

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

The Growing Esteem strategy emphasizes the interdependence of research, teaching and knowledge transfer. This research paper articulates some of the ways in which knowledge transfer is already embedded in teaching and learning programs at the University of Melbourne. The researchers discuss ways in which its role might be further developed in the future. By documenting the rich variety of ways in which the interdependence of knowledge transfer and teaching and learning are being and could be


Whitepaper: Alchemi: A .NET-Based Enterprise Grid Computing System

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

Addressing Windows-based grid computing is particularly important from the software industry’s viewpoint where interest in grids is emerging rapidly. Microsoft’s .NET Framework has become near-ubiquitous for implementing commercial distributed systems for Windows-based platforms, positioning it as the ideal platform for grid computing in this context. In this research paper the researchers present Alchemi, a .NET-based framework that provides the runtime machinery and programming


Whitepaper: Modeling Spatial Variation in Data Quality Using Linear Referencing

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

This paper published by the University of Melbourne discusses the representation of spatial variation of data quality in spatial databases using three models: per-feature, feature-independent, and feature-hybrid. In the per-feature model, quality information is stored against each spatial feature (object) stored in the database. In the feature-independent model, quality information is stored independently of particular features (as a field). The feature-hybrid model is derived from a combination


Whitepaper: Next-Generation Research Issues in Spatial Data Quality

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

Incomplete knowledge about the quality of data is a fundamental issue that needs to be addressed by the spatial information community over the next decade. Users of spatial data must be able to easily ascertain the quality of their information and its ability to meet their requirements. This research paper helps to address the ’next-generation’ research issues, in spatial data quality and the methods intended to be applied and tested. This paper will be of interest to both data


Whitepaper: Industrial Capabilities And Productivity In Victoria : Part I The Company Survey

by University of MelbourneJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Melbourne presents the main findings from a study of six industrial capabilities in leading Victorian sectors. The capabilities included manufacturing, design, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), biotechnology, environment technologies and business services. Eighty-eight companies and organizations were interviewed for the study. They found that the main requirements for the successful creation of a capability was the ability of the company to