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MatLab and Applications: Selected Ebooks

November 19th, 2014

Here is a short list of electronic books on MatLab and applications from JPL Library’s collections.  Click on the title to read the book online.

All ebooks can be accessed from within the JPL network, chapters can be downloaded and moved to mobile devices for later reading. All electronic books are for individual reading and use only, they cannot be transferred to other people.  To recommend ebooks to JPL colleagues, please ask them to download their own copy via JPL network.

Recording Available: Tips for Searching IEEE Xplore

November 19th, 2014

If you miss the webinar on November 18, “Insiders’ Tips with IEEE Xplore Digital Library,” you can watch the recorded session at your convenience from the following link:

Some of the tips discussed during the session are:

  • What contents are available from JPL’s IEEE subscription
  • How Google and Xplore work together
  • Locate information on companies, or organizations using author affiliation
  • Stay current by setting-up personalization in IEEE Xplore to use alerts and saved searches
  • Find best papers by using “Sort by Most Cited”
  • Advanced search: combining search by metadata and search by fulltext

JPL Library staff offer consultation and literature search services.  If you want to discuss specific search techniques or have a library staff conduct a search for you, please contact our Reference Desk vis email: or call us at ext.4-4200.

Ebooks on Smart Materials

November 18th, 2014

Smart materials are designed materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temparature, moisture, pH, electric or magnetic fields. Following are links to electronic books from JPL Library collections.

Popular Papers from SPIE Digital Library

November 18th, 2014

Most popular papers from the SPIE Digital Library

James Webb Space Telescope: large deployable cryogenic telescope in space (Optical Engineering)Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) (Proceedings of SPIE)
Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging
Optical coherence tomography today: speed, contrast, and multimodality (J. Biomedical Optics)Stent enhancement using a locally adaptive unsharp masking filter in digital x-ray fluoroscopy (Proceedings of SPIE)
Communications and Information Technology
Optical performance of long-range air-gaps assisted subwavelength waveguides (Optical Engineering)Photonic integration enabling new multiplexing concepts in optical board-to-board and rack-to-rack interconnects (Proceedings of SPIE)
Defense and Security
Toward directed energy planetary defense (Optical Engineering)CMOS-TDI detector technology for reconnaissance application (Proceedings of SPIE)
Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing
Computer vision in roadway transportation systems: a survey (J. Electronic Imaging)History of autostereoscopic cinema (Proceedings of SPIE)
Fullerene-based Schottky-junction organic solar cells: a brief review (J. Photonics for Energy)Solution processed flexible planar hybrid perovskite solar cells (Proceedings of SPIE)
Fundamental mechanisms of laser-induced damage in optical materials: today’s state of understanding and problems (Optical Engineering)Near fundamental mode high-power thin-disk laser (Proceedings of SPIE)
Light Sources and Illumination
Design of dielectric/metal/dielectric transparent electrodes for flexible electronics (J. Photonics for Energy)Investigation of optical intensity in indoor visible light communication with different LEDs array (Proceedings of SPIE)
Lithography and Microelectronics
Holistic optimization architecture enabling sub-14-nm projection lithography (J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS)EUV mask black border evolution (Proceedings of SPIE)
Exact and reliable overlay metrology in nanoscale semiconductor devices using an image processing method (J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS)Backscatter based projectile trajectory measurement under daylight conditions (Proceedings of SPIE)
Properties and applications of protein-stabilized fluorescent gold nanoclusters: short review (J. Nanophotonics)Gap plasmon-based metasurfaces: fundamentals and applications (Proceedings of SPIE)
Aspheric and freeform surfaces metrology with software configurable optical test system: a computerized reverse Hartmann test (Optical Engineering)Optical nanoscopy of a living cell (Proceedings of SPIE)
Remote Sensing
Stand-off detection of alcohol in car cabins (J. Applied Remote Sensing)Some new lidar equations for laser pulses scattered back from optically thick media such as clouds, dense aerosol plumes, sea ice, snow, and turbid coastal water (Proceedings of SPIE)
Review of snapshot spectral imaging technologies (Optical Engineering)Multiuser sonar watermarking and detection in an underwater acoustic channel (Proceedings of SPIE)

Nov 18, 11:00-11:45, Insider's Tips with IEEE Xplore Digital Library

October 29th, 2014

Want to know what IEEE Xplore can do but Google can’t? Come to this session on “Insider’s Tips and What’s New with IEEE Xplore.”  George Plosker, IEEE Client Services Manager, will present an online webinar for JPL engineers and researchers Tuesday November 18th at 11:00 am.

This one hour IEEE Xplore briefing will cover the IEEE Xplore content and interface including how to:

  • Improve the efficiency of research and project teams.
  • Solve technical problems by constructing successful search strategies for precise results
  • Use IEEE Xplore tools for knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Locate information on companies, or organizations using author affiliation
  • Stay current by setting-up personalization in IEEE Xplore to use alerts and saved searches
  • Find best papers by using “Sort by Most Cited”
  • Learn what IEEE Xplore can do that Google can’t!

There are two ways to participate at this session:

  1. Come to the Hub (111-104) and participate the session with others.  Goodies available at the Hub.
  2. Participate from your office, or anywhere with Internet connection.  Here is the detail for dial-in to the webinar on your own:

Join WebEx meeting:
Meeting number:         638 719 272
Meeting password: JPLNov18

Join by phone
1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
Access code: 638 719 272

Nov 6, 11:30-12:30, Open Developers' Meetup

October 29th, 2014

For more information or added to its email list, please contact David Mittman.

Nov 5, 1:00-2:00, Remote Access to Library Materials

October 29th, 2014

With the new JPL Remote Access portal, accessing Library materials from off-Lab is a little different. Come for a quick refresher!

  • Use Browser RAS when using a laptop or desktop computer
  • Use Full Tunnel VPN when using the BrowZine app from tablets or iPhones.



Oct 30, 12:00-1:30, #DiscoverJPL, Explorer I with JPL Historian

October 29th, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 30, JPL will create a “day in the life” digital time capsule titled #DiscoverJPL to celebrate the Lab’s birthday. The aim is to capture the spirit of JPL, as it is today, by crowdsourcing thoughts, images and stories submitted by JPLers.

At noon time, there will be a showing of “Explorer I: Beginnings of the Space Age”  with an introduction by JPL historian Erik Conway.