Thesis Title: Real-Time Monitoring and Fault Detection of Photovoltaic System
Author: Hudefah Zuhair Al-Kashashneh, Supervisor: Prof. Kasim Al-Aubidy, Year: 2018
Faculty: Engineering, Department: Mechatronics Engineering

Abstract: This thesis presents design and implementation of monitoring and fault detection for photovoltaic renewable energy system. A real-time monitoring unit, based on wireless sensor networks, is designed to monitor the required variables related to each module and unit in the PV system. An intelligent algorithm based on fuzzy logic has been developed to detect and locate faults. A mathematical model together with an experimental prototype is designed to evaluate the performance of the proposed PV system under normal and faulty conditions such as normally shading and one faulty PV module, normally shading and two faulty PV modules, one faulty PV module only, and two faulty PV modules only. The obtained results from both simulated and experimental systems confirm that the implemented monitoring and fault detection system perform the required tasks with acceptable accuracy and cost. Applying real-time remote monitoring is easier to specify faults and observe the overall performance of any solar PV system.

Keywords: Real-Time, Monitoring, Fault Detection, Photovoltaic System

Thesis Title: Development of a MATLAB Remote Control Package for Kuka Robots
Author: Almutazbellah Mohammed Asad Mesmar, Supervisor: Dr. Mohammed Bani Younis, Year: 2018
Faculty: Engineering, Department: Mechatronics Engineering

Abstract: Robots have become an essential element in industry and have drew the attention of researchers and manufacturers. Many companies are competing in the robotics manufacturing field. Kuka is one of the leading innovative companies in the manufacture of industrial robots. However, Kuka robots do not have a direct communication with PC to send and receive data. To overcome this problem Kuka introduces an additional communication package to establish a communication between the robot and PC. However, the package requires the user to calculate the forward and inverse kinematics and send the data as an XML file to the Kuka controller. This Thesis presents a new method to program Kuka robots from a remote PC without the need of an additional software or the robot kinematics. The method is to use MATLAB functions to program the robot. KUKAVARPROXY was used to write and read variables in the robot. MATLAB will send data to the KUKAVARPROXY while a KRL program is running, Then the robot will move according to the changes in the data. Two case studies are used to test the package: the first is to check the motions separately while the second is to ensure that the package can be used for robot programming. The results show that the developed package is successful in transmitting and receiving data between the PC (MATLAB) and Kuka robot. Furthermore, control of point-to-point and linear motions using the developed package are tested and validated.

Keywords: MATLAB, Remote Control, Kuka Robots

Thesis Title: Grammar Based Hyper-Heuristic
Author: Mohamed Adnan Fouad Abdulmuttaleb, Supervisor: Prof. Mohamed Bettaz, Year: 2018
Faculty: Information Technology, Department: Computer Science

Abstract: The development of proper algorithmic solution for a given class of problems requires a deep understanding of some optimization algorithms and this process is time consuming. In this study, we investigate the hyper-heuristic methodology which is a high-level search methodology that operates on search space of heuristic/meta-heuristic algorithms. Hyper-Heuristic aims at finding the most suitable algorithmic solution for a given class of problems. Hyper-heuristic is classified into two major classes: selective and generative hyper-heuristic. Our focus is on generative hyper-heuristic, especially on generative hyper-heuristic that operates on the meta-heuristic components of Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm (RCGA). The study uses a modified Tree-based Grammar-guided Genetic Programming (TG3P), in order to generate adaptive hybrid PSO and RCGA solvers for continuous global optimization problems. We compared our results with two prominent PSO algorithms, and the results show that our proposed hyper-heuristic has very competitive efficiency.

Keywords: hyper-heuristic, Particle Swarm Optimization, Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm

Thesis Title: Enhancing User Authentication Framework in Cloud Computing by Using Mobile Phone
Author: Ahmad Mohammad Hassan Alrefai, Supervisor: Dr. Khaldoun Batiha, Year: 2018
Faculty: Information Technology, Department: Computer Science

Abstract: Cloud computing is a modern technology that refers to handling, configuring and accessing several applications online. Cloud computing provides data storage, infrastructure and application. As well as it is a combination that based on both software and hardware computing resources provided as network services. As new technology there are a lot of threats surrounding cloud computing, such as data integrity, data confidentiality, access control and user authentication that are considered as the most popular security issues in cloud computing. Recently, There are lot of research works that proposed a user authentication frameworks, in order to defense against several types of attack such as: replay attack, man in the middle attack, denial of service attack, etc. Most of the previous frameworks consist of three main phases which are registration phase, login phase and authentication phase, where most of them use additional activity which is changing the password. Unfortunately the previously proposed frameworks still suffer from many problems such as security weakness in the registration phase, there is no way to deal with internal attack such as SYN flood attack. In this research work we propose a strong user authentication framework, that overcomes the previous framework shortages. The proposed framework is supported by many security properties such as remote authentication, mutual authentication, session key establishment, etc. In addition to enhanced registration phase, login phase and authentication phases, we added a Service Access Authentication Phase (SAAP), where according to this phase, internal verification will be imposed. At the end of this research work, we will do a security analysis that justify how the introduced framework defense against several types of attacks, then we present a comparison that shows how is the introduced framework overcomes the mentioned problems in the previous frameworks.

Keywords: Enhancing,User Authentication, Framework, Cloud Computing, Mobile Phone

Thesis Title: توظيف التراث في رواية المقامة الرّمليّة لھاشم غرايبة - في ضوء نظريّة التّناص
Author: فريال محمد رفاعي مراشدة, Supervisor: أ. د. محمد حسين عبيد الله, Year: 2018
Faculty: Arts, Department: Arabic Language and Literature

Abstract: يتوقف ھذا البحث عند مظاھر التّراث المتنوعة التي زخر بھا نص رواية (المقامة الرملية) لھاشم غرايبة، حيث بنيت الرواية من خلال الاعتماد البليغ على التّناص، فربطت بين فنّ المقامات المؤسِ س لجذور التراث القديم على مختلف تنوعاته، والبنية الروائية المعاصرة.

Keywords: رواية رملية، مظاهر، تراث، توظيف