M. Muntasir Rahman

Work place: Computer Science & Engineering, Islamic University, Bangladesh

E-mail: muntasir@cse.iu.ac.bd


Research Interests: Applied computer science, Computational Science and Engineering, Computational Engineering, Computer systems and computational processes, Theoretical Computer Science, Engineering


M. Muntasir Rahman: Lecturer of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Islamic University, Bangladesh.

Author Articles
A Simple Statistical Model to Estimate Incident Solar Radiation at the Surface from NOAA AVHRR Satellite Data

By Ashrafunnahar Hena M. Shahjahan Ali M. Muntasir Rahman

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2013.02.04, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2013

Processing of meteorological satellite image data provides a wealth of information useful in earth surface and environmental applications. Particularly, it is important for the estimation of different parameters of surface energy budget. In this work, a method has been developed to estimation of hourly incoming solar radiation on the surface of Bangladesh using NOAA-AVHRR satellite digital images. The model is based on the statistical regressions between the ground truth and satellite estimated values. Hundreds of full resolution images (1.1 km) for two months of the year have been processed using ERDAS IMAGINE software. Ground solar global irradiation for one place has been estimated for two months through this application. The efficiency of this method for calculating surface insolation has been checked by estimating the relative deviation between the estimated Irradiation and measured Irradiation. The method can be used for calculation of hourly irradiation over areas in a tropical environment.

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A Simple Model of Mapping of Land Surface Temperature from Satellite Digital Images in Bangladesh

By Shaikh Habiba Sultana M. Shahjahan Ali Ashrafunahar Hena M. Muntasir Rahman

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2013.01.05, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2012

Land Surface Temperature is a key parameter in energy budget models, estimating soil moisture, forest detection and forecasting, monitoring the state of the crops and many other applications. In this work, a method has been developed to retrieve land surface temperature using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of USA, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite images. The land surface temperature has been determined taking AVHRR images from February to December in a year. Seasonal variations have also been studied. The results have been presented in the false color composition (fcc) map for each month. Studying the resulting maps it is found that there is a marked spatial and seasonal variations in the surface temperature among different regions of the country. We could not compare our result with the measured data as, till now, no measured data of surface temperature is available for our country. But it is observed that our result is well in conformity with the observed air temperature of the country. This method can thus be used for long term monitoring of surface parameters for the country. The long term study of surface temperature can be very much important for sustainable land resources development and to understand the effect of possible environmental changes.

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Design and Development of a Simple Low-cost Touchscreen to Control Home Automation System

By M. Muntasir Rahman Md. Aktaruzzaman Ashrafunnahar Hena

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2012.11.04, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2012

Human and computer interaction has been developed into a wide and sophisticated field. Earlier automating electrical devices were absolutely mechanical. But with the invention of computer system, many computer researchers have tried to create computer based intelligent systems to accomplish many of their functionalities. Touchscreen controlled home automation system is one of them. These fascinating efforts to create intelligent systems are to provide human being a more convenient life. Moreover, it would accelerate the working speed of users. This paper concentrates primarily on experimental experiences on home automation system with a low-cost touchscreen technology. The proposed system provide an environment in which user can give commands by touching desired position on the touchscreen to automate the control of electrical devices. The interfacing circuit is designed using electronic components available in local market to keep the cost at low level.

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