International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

IJTEEE Volume 2 - Issue 2, February 2014 Edition - ISSN 2347-4289

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Ofoegbu Osita Edward

ABSTRACT: Since Oil was discovered at oloibiri in 1956, Nigeria as a nation has experienced significant growth in the oil and gas sector as it now accounts for more than 85% of the country’s GDP. The growth of this sector with its commercial gains and importance has culminated in the rise of illegal activities by people who attempt to sabotage operations as in the care of militants, terrorists or bunkerers who intercept pipelines transporting the oil with the aim of siphoning for personal gain. This growing malaise has resulted in enormous financial losses to the government and environment concerns resulting from the attendant oil spillage. Effort made by the government has not yielded much success in curbing this ever-expanding malaise. This paper attempts to proffer a solution framework using emerging technological solutions by adopting a fault tolerant approach to remote monitoring of the pipeline network .A wired/wireless sensor network approach in proposed with suitable restructuring of the pipeline topology to support its implementation. The fault tolerant approach would also encompass human effort to ensure optimal delivering of service so as to aid security agents/monitoring groups to track, trace, apprehend and prosecute the culprits who perpetuate these acts.

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Zewdie Habte

Abstract: This study attempts to analyse the degree of spatial domestic oxen market integration; and examines price adjustment and prices causality. The result of Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) test indicates that the three variables were non-stationary at their levels, and stationary at their first difference. The Johansen’s co-integration test indicated that two co-integrating vectors implying that two oxen markets were linked together. The result of the VECM reveals that estimated adjustment vector coefficients have the correct signs (negative) at 1% significant level and imply moderate speed of price adjustment to ward equilibrium.

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Vijayakumar.R, N.Basker

Abstract: Today, Software testing is an essential part of successful software development process. The input executes the program and produces the expected output. The outcome of the software product depends on software testing. Manual testing is difficult to produce expected output. The manual testing takes long time to test. The major problem in manual testing is code coverage is not done at regular interval. Many techniques are used to automatically produce inputs in recent years. The test suite generation method is used to produce test suites with high code coverage. We produce a hybrid approach which provides the methodology to improve coverage level of branches in code at regular intervals. The main objective of the proposed system is to increase the coverage level with minimum test suite in a short time. The hybrid approach combines two techniques for improving the accuracy of branch coverage. The test cases are generated by using EVOSUITE tool. Optimization technique is based on coverage level of branch statements.

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Udoh, Maurice A.

ABSTRACT: Every business environment today is influenced by information technology – ranging from production, sales, service delivery, shopping, banking and telecommunications, to mention but a few. Consequently, there is a growing need for highly trained and skilled personnel to take up and continue in the trend of managing not only the present technologies but also to be ready to adapt to the ever growing development in the world. Given the level of investment and development expected in the Nigerian power, automobile, oil/gas, agriculture and small & medium enterprises(SMEs), it is essential that the curriculum used by Nigerian educational institutions be tailored towards industry needs by laying a sound information technology framework through the introduction of relevant course contents, strengthening existing teaching and training methods. This is Critical. The purpose of this research publication is to examine the current level of information technology education in the Nigerian Institutions of higher learning, exploring industry needs and requirements, considering factors facing training institutions and possible recommendations, bearing in mind the fact that, the employability of our graduates depends on their abilities and feedback from industry as key indicators of their value.

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Rammohan Mudgal, Laxmi Shrivastava

ABSTRACT: This paper presents the Microstrip patch antenna for WLAN applications with planar geometry and it consists of a defected ground (DGS), a feed, a substrate, and a patch. The design with DGS has been analyzed taking different dimensions of H Slot and achieve optimized dimensions with the help of CST, Microwave Studio commercial software for WLAN band at 5.20 GHz frequency with corresponding bandwidth of 310 MHz to optimize antenna’s properties. Results show that the final designed antenna has favorable characteristics at this frequency.

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Tekeba E, Wurzinger M, Zollitsch W J

Abstract: An experiment was conducted on station, using a nested design in order to evaluate the effects of a Urea Molasses Multi-Nutrient Block (UMMB) supplementation of typical dry season, roughage based diets on the performance of second and third lactation local Fogera (Zenga) and their F1 Holstein Friesian crossbred cows in Ethiopia. Within each breed, cows were assigned either to a forage-based control diet or an experimental diet that was supplemented with UMMB, thereby creating four different treatments. During this experiment, cows were in late stage lactation and the diets supplied 35 and 40 MJ ME together with 380 and 517 g CP for control and supplemented Fogera cows, respectively and 47 and 54 MJ ME with 546 and 738 g CP for control and UMMB supplemented crossbred cows, respectively. A total of 16 lactating dairy cows (8 control and 8 supplemented) per breed were used for both experiments. Significant differences were observed between treatments on traits like saleable milk offtake, energy corrected milk, fat content of milk, and daily offtake of milk fat, milk protein and milk energy. For the milk and milk energy offtake, reproductive performance and benefit-cost ratio, the crossbred dairy cows were performing better than their Fogera counter parts regardless of the nutrient supply. Conversely, for milk quality traits the Fogera cows were superior to the crossbred cows. Supplementation with UMMB did not influence all the traits studied herein in the same manner in the different breeds. UMMB supplementation obviously allowed the crossbred cows to better express their greater genetic potential for milk production as compared to Fogera. The opposite was the case for milk fat content. From the data presented here, it is concluded that supplementing dairy cows with UMMB during the dry season is basically a helpful measure to maintain a satisfactory level of production and to improve important economic traits of milk production in Ethiopia. Depending on the availability of UMMB, priority in supplementation should however be given to cows with a high genetic potential for milk production.

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