Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CAN J ELECT COMPUT E)

Publisher: Canadian Society for Electrical Engineering; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Canadian Region, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Journal description

The CJECE publishes material in both English and French under three main headings: (a) Technical papers of between 3,000 and 8,000 words concerned with original research in the field of electrical and computer engineering, current electrical and computer engineering practice, or the history of electrical and computer engineering relevant to the Canadian scene. (b) Short papers directed to brief descriptions of new technical achievements, comments on the contents of previously published papers, or items of general interest to Canadian electrical engineers. (c) Application articles related to novel realizations, or major system implementations.

Current impact factor: 0.23

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.227
2012 Impact Factor 0.333
2011 Impact Factor 0.241
2010 Impact Factor 0.184
2009 Impact Factor 0.302
2008 Impact Factor 0.389
2007 Impact Factor 0.151
2006 Impact Factor 0.357
2005 Impact Factor 0.135
2004 Impact Factor 0.264
2003 Impact Factor 0.179
2002 Impact Factor 0.229
2001 Impact Factor 0.128
2000 Impact Factor 0.06
1999 Impact Factor 0.062
1998 Impact Factor 0.023
1997 Impact Factor 0.023
1996 Impact Factor 0.17

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.29
Cited half-life -
Immediacy index 0.05
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.11
Website Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering website
Other titles Canadian journal of electrical and computer engineering (Online), Revue canadienne de génie électrique et informatique
ISSN 0840-8688
OCLC 61242421
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Classification
    green

Publications in this journal


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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we present the design of an observer-based controller for perturbed mechanical systems using two-independent adaptive sliding-mode structures (ASMSs). The purpose of the proposed method is to compensate for external disturbances and modeling uncertainties of general mechanical plants. Assuming that only position measurements are available, the proposed control approach is based on a reduced-order velocity observer. We investigate the stability of estimation and tracking sliding-mode dynamics simultaneously, as well as the overall closed-loop dynamics. An extension of the proposed approach to the case of generalized mechanical dynamics is then developed. Experiments using a rotary electromechanical system and simulations of a two-rotative-joint robot are developed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed design and to compare it with a discontinuous ASMS-based and continuous nonlinear full-state feedback controls.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2016 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we present an approach to jointly minimize energy consumption of wireless transmitters and harmful interference on sensitive medical devices, and optimize the central controller placement for collecting data from transmitters. In particular, a multiobjective nonconvex mixed-integer nonlinear programming problem is formulated to optimize transmit power of wireless users and central processing point deployment along with guaranteeing minimized electromagnetic interference to comply with the immunity level of medical devices. To solve this problem, an important step is to convexify it, following which, we propose the use of a standard branch-and-bound algorithm to solve it. The solution is implemented in MATLAB using optimization interface Toolbox. We analyze the results numerically and consider different cases within a single floor of a hospital and a few scenarios for a two-storey hospital building. Our results show that the proposed approach offers improvement in throughput and guaranteed immunity for medical devices.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2016 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Nowadays, advanced forgery and spoofing techniques are threatening the reliability of conventional biometric modalities. This has been motivating the recent investigation of a novel yet promising modality transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE), which is an acoustic response generated from cochlea after a click stimulus. Unlike conventional modalities that are easily accessible or captured, TEOAE is naturally immune to replay and falsification attacks as a physiological outcome from the human auditory system. The corresponding biometric system where sensitive template data are stored consequently becomes the main intrusion target. To secure the template data, BioHashing based on random projection for TEOAE is proposed in this paper. In particular, feature sets are projected onto random subspaces according to randomly generated pseudomatrices, which ensure nonlinkability of hash templates across various systems; binary quantization after projection prevents recovery of original biometric data from the distorted templates. Quantitative analysis and experimental results verify that the proposed method fulfills robustness criteria, irreversibility, and diversity, and meanwhile guarantees decent recognition performance.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2016 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: This paper investigates a novel approach for maintenance scheduling of volt-VAR control components (VVCCs) of distribution networks with the aid of new generation of volt-VAR optimization (VVO) solutions called quasi-real-time VVO. The new quasi-real-time VVO technique optimizes distribution network using advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data of each quasi-real-time stage. As this VVO performs automatically and online, it is necessary for VVCCs to undergo maintenance without disturbing VVO performance. Moreover, the lost benefits that could be gained by online VVO have to be minimized. Hence, this paper proposes an AMI-based VVO consisting of a VVO engine and a maintenance scheduling engine (MSE) that operate in tandem to optimize distribution network and find the optimal maintenance scheduling of different VVCCs. To test the accuracy and the applicability of the proposed solution, a 33-node distribution feeder is employed. Furthermore, five different maintenance scenarios are investigated to check the proposed VVO performance. The results prove that the integration of VVO with MSE could be a reliable approach that can solve maintenance scheduling of VVCCs without interrupting and/or resetting VVO.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: This paper is concerned with power oscillation damping in standalone microgrids (MGs) using an integrated series compensator. Power oscillation is the result of dynamic interaction between generating units and/or loads in a power system, which results in increased losses, power quality degradation, and momentary overloading of the converters used in converter-based grid-connected microsources (MSs) in MGs. Designing an MS controller to mitigate these oscillations is not straightforward as other performance criteria may need to be compromised. The proposed structure employs a small series compensator to mitigate the oscillations. In this paper, the dependence of power/frequency variation is analytically shown. It is explained how by introduction of a series voltage, this dependence can be minimized. The derivation of the small-signal model used for eigenvalue analysis is briefly explained. To validate the modeling and show the performance and robustness of the proposed controller, time-domain simulations are used. Discussions on the size of the proposed compensator and also on using different control parameters are presented.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Cognitive radio is a system to utilize spectrum holes efficiently as a solution of spectrum scarcity. The availability of channels for secondary users is determined in the spectrum sensing phase by energy detection. Energy levels of sampled primary user’s (PU’s) signal can be measured by wavelet transform with more accuracy compared with Fourier-based methods. Wavelet packet-based spectrum sensing measures the energy level at each subcarrier and sets the decision threshold. However, at the first step of energy detection for wideband spectrum sensing, high-rate analog-to-digital converter (ADC) sampling requires a large dynamic range and high-speed signal processors. In this paper, compressed sampling for PU’s signal acquisition is proposed to reduce the rate of sampling and solve the implementation complexity of ADC. The simulation results verify that this mechanism is promising to estimate the power spectrum density (PSD) of PU’s signals. The graphs prove low side-lobes of the detected PSD and acceptable probability of detection and false alarm due to the target values and certain compression ratio.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: The growth of the Internet and telecommunication technology has facilitated remote access. During the last decade, many secure dynamic identity (ID)-based remote user authentication schemes have been proposed for the multiserver environment using smart cards. Recently, Li et al. point that the Lee et al. scheme is vulnerable to forgery attack, server spoofing attack, improper authentication, and unfriendly and inefficient password change. To overcome these security weaknesses, Li et al. propose a novel smart-card-and dynamic ID-based remote user authentication scheme for multiserver environments. In this paper, we show that the Li et al. scheme is also vulnerable to offline password guessing attack, stolen smart-card attack, forgery attack, and poor reparability. Their scheme does not also provide twofactor security. To provide a secure remote user authentication scheme for the multiserver environment and to overcome the security weaknesses, we propose an enhanced scheme. Our scheme is aimed at logically securing the data stored in the smart card and improving the dynamic property of the ID using password randomization for each session. Our scheme resists forgery attack, replay attack, stolen smart-card attack, offline password guessing attack, and spoofing attack. Our scheme's efficiency has been established analytically and confirmed through simulation.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: A novel line pilot differential protection principle based on the virtual impedance of fault component is proposed in this paper. First, according to the fault component of the measured current and voltage at both line ends, the fault component of the current and voltage at the line midpoint is calculated. Second, the virtual impedance is defined as the calculated voltage fault component divided by the calculated current fault component. And then, according to the two virtual impedances calculated at two line ends, the ratio restraint criterion is formed with the sum of the virtual impedances and the smaller virtual impedance. Finally, by analyzing different characteristics of the criterion in different fault cases, the fault can be identified. Simulation results verify that the proposed method is able to identify different kinds of fault accurately with high sensitivity. It is highly reliable and not affected by the fault location, transition resistance, load current, distributed capacitance, and data synchronization. Even in the case of transitional fault, selectivity can still be guaranteed with the proposed method.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Commutation failure is a serious malfunction in high-voltage direct current (HVdc) converters and is mainly caused by ac side faults, where the change of dc current during fault conditions should be given adequate attention. Employing superconducting fault current limiters (SFCLs) for an HVdc system can suppress its dc fault current’s amplitude and maintain a small rate of the dc current change, which is helpful to inhibit the commutation voltage reduction. Accordingly, introducing SFCLs may act as one possible solution to decreasing HVdc commutation failure. In this paper, a flux-coupling-type SFCL is adopted to play this role. The SFCL’s topology structure and working principle are presented first, and then its influence mechanism to HVdc commutation failure is systematically investigated. Further, considering several different fault conditions, the transient performance of a 500-kV HVdc system equipped with the SFCLs is evaluated in MATLAB. From the results, installing the SFCLs can effectively decrease the duration of the commutation failure and facilitate the fault recovery process, and sometimes a possible successive commutation failure is avoided, as a result of improving the power transmission characteristics. Finally, in view of ac loss and equipment selection, the application feasibility of the SFCL for a high-voltage/large-scale system is preliminarily discussed, and some valuable conclusions are obtained.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering