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Positive Control With Maximum Stability Radius For Continuous-Time Dynamic Systems, Amirreza Oghbaee 2015 Northeastern University

Positive Control With Maximum Stability Radius For Continuous-Time Dynamic Systems, Amirreza Oghbaee

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Theses

Positive systems have attracted much attention nowadays due to their numerous applications in modeling and control of physical, biological and economical systems. The state trajectory of such system remains in the nonnegative quadrant of the state space for any given nonnegative initial condition. This class of systems have nice stability and robustness properties. One can take advantage of these interesting properties to robustly stabilize general dynamic systems such that the closed-loop system becomes positive. One of the most important measures in robust control analysis is stability radius. This measure provides the amount of uncertainty that system can cope with before ...


Automatic Registration Of Fused Lidar/Digital Imagery (Texel Images) For Three-Dimensional Image Creation, Scott E. Budge, Neeraj S. Badamikar, Xuan Xie 2015 Utah State University

Automatic Registration Of Fused Lidar/Digital Imagery (Texel Images) For Three-Dimensional Image Creation, Scott E. Budge, Neeraj S. Badamikar, Xuan Xie

ECE Faculty Publications

Several photogrammetry-based methods have been proposed that the derive three-dimensional (3-D) information from digital images from different perspectives, and lidar-based methods have been proposed that merge lidar point clouds and texture the merged point clouds with digital imagery. Image registration alone has difficulty with smooth regions with low contrast, whereas point cloud merging alone has difficulty with outliers and a lack of proper convergence in the merging process. This paper presents a method to create 3-D images that uses the unique properties of texel images (pixel-fused lidar and digital imagery) to improve the quality and robustness of fused 3-D images ...


Automated Detection Of Puffing And Smoking With Wrist Accelerometers, Qu Tang 2015 Northeastern University

Automated Detection Of Puffing And Smoking With Wrist Accelerometers, Qu Tang

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Theses

Real-time, automatic detection of smoking behavior could lead to novel measurement tools for smoking research and "just-in-time" interventions that may help people quit, reducing preventable deaths. This paper discusses the use of machine learning with wrist accelerometer data for automatic puffing and smoking detection. A two-layer smoking detection model is proposed that incorporates both low-level time domain features and high-level smoking topography such as inter-puff intervals and puff frequency to detect puffing then smoking. On a pilot dataset of 6 individuals observed for 11.8 total hours in real-life settings performing complex tasks while smoking, the model obtains a cross ...


Detecting Body Cavity Bombs With Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance, Michael Collins 2015 Northeastern University

Detecting Body Cavity Bombs With Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance, Michael Collins

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Theses

Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) is a technology with great potential for detecting hidden explosives. Past NQR research has studied the detection of land mines and bombs concealed within luggage and packages. This thesis focuses on an NQR application that has received less attention and little or no publicly available research: detecting body cavity bombs (BCBs). BCBs include explosives that have been ingested, inserted into orifices, or surgically implanted. BCBs present a threat to aviation and secure facilities. They are extremely difficult to detect with the technology currently employed at security checkpoints.

To evaluate whether or not NQR can be used ...


Self-Regulated Solar Lighting System, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Mr. Ramesh C R, Prof.Lyla B Das 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Self-Regulated Solar Lighting System, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Mr. Ramesh C R, Prof.Lyla B Das

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Electricity is a prime concern in today’s world. On observing the path through which we travel daily we can see that a lot of electricity is wasted by glowing sodium wafer lamps and even the traditional tube lights on the electric posts at unnecessary intervals. The self regulating solar system enters into action and exits from functioning depending upon the output from the Day/Night sensing unit. Once the unit indicates arrival of night then the system turns ON, the controlling unit thereafter controls the illumination level of the lamp depending upon the outputs of interruption detector, temperature sensor ...


Chest Worn Pulse Oximeter Integrating Ni-Usrp With Gps Disciplined Clock Transceiver, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Alfredo U. Ganggangan, Angelo A. Beltran Jr., Evelyn C. Barreto, Princess F. Hernandez, Paul Erick P. De Villa, Mark Tristan Angelo M. Cabatac 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Chest Worn Pulse Oximeter Integrating Ni-Usrp With Gps Disciplined Clock Transceiver, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Alfredo U. Ganggangan, Angelo A. Beltran Jr., Evelyn C. Barreto, Princess F. Hernandez, Paul Erick P. De Villa, Mark Tristan Angelo M. Cabatac

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

This paper presents the chest worn pulse oximeter with integrated universal software radio peripheral (USRP) with global positioning systems (GPS) disciplined clock transceiver from National Instruments. It illustrates the respiratory cardio monitoring using the flexible reflective pulse oximeter with ECG. The gathered cardio respiratory data assessed by the microcontroller and the output is sent through to the remote monitor display by means of wireless system. The device also incorporates an early warning feature to alert both the user and the person being monitored. The GPS device is included for tracking and to determine the present location of the client in ...


A Constrained Genetic Algorithm Based On Constraint Handling With Ks Function And Grouping Penalty, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Jiang Zhansi, Jiang Yulong, Ma Liquan, Feng Jianguo 2015 Innovative Research Publications

A Constrained Genetic Algorithm Based On Constraint Handling With Ks Function And Grouping Penalty, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Jiang Zhansi, Jiang Yulong, Ma Liquan, Feng Jianguo

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

In order to overcome the limitation when using traditional genetic algorithm in solving constrained optimization problems, this paper presents a new method of constrain handling to solve the constrained optimization problems. Firstly, the method makes full use of the condensed characteristics of the KS function to transform multi-constrained optimization problem into a single constraint optimization problem. And then a group penalty method is adopted by genetic algorithm. Aggregate constraint reduces the solution scale effectively and improves the efficiency of searching for global optimization solution. The method of penalty in grouping is used to overcome the difficulty of penalty coefficient selection ...


Dehaze The Image Using Directed Filter Method After Blind Dehazing, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Kanchan Gahlod, Hemant verma 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Dehaze The Image Using Directed Filter Method After Blind Dehazing, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Kanchan Gahlod, Hemant Verma

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

Haze is generally phenomenon that an atmospheric stuff that greatly degrades the visibility of outdoor scenes. This phenomenon occurs due to the atmosphere constituent parts that absorb and scatter the light. We use the spread map of image in terms of intensity of image except a continuous region which has no edge information. The scheme performs a per-pixel manipulation, which is direct to implement, and then apply the Directed filter to improve the image quality. The simulation results demonstrate the comparative results and even better than the more complex state-of-the-art techniques, having the advantage of being appropriate for real-time applications


A Literature Survey On Different Type Of Energy Efficiently Routing Protocol In Wireless Sensor Network, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Devendra Patle, Sandip Nemade 2015 Innovative Research Publications

A Literature Survey On Different Type Of Energy Efficiently Routing Protocol In Wireless Sensor Network, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Devendra Patle, Sandip Nemade

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

— Wireless sensor network is an emerging technology which has an immense scope of research and development. It has the potential of quick capturing, processing and transferring data with high resolution to the base station. WSN consists of multiple sensor nodes, these nodes have low storage capability and limited battery life which dies due to the computation and transmission of data. It is not feasible to replace these batteries due to their placement in isolated areas. In this paper we will emphasize on maximizing energy efficiency and improvement of life span of network. Clustering is the technique which balances the load ...


Application Of Electromagnetic Waves In Blood Disorders And Diseases Diagnosis, Hossein Ameri Mahabadi, Hadi Aliakbarian, Mahmoud Moghavvemi 2015 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya

Application Of Electromagnetic Waves In Blood Disorders And Diseases Diagnosis, Hossein Ameri Mahabadi, Hadi Aliakbarian, Mahmoud Moghavvemi

Hossein Ameri Mahabadi

Electromagnetic Waves have various application in different areas of science and technology. Beside its main application in telecommunication, several other fields of applications such as agriculture [1], food [2], and health[3] have been proposed.

The latter, the non-ionizing application of electromagnetic waves, is the main focus of our chapter. This applications are of two types, either medical treatment or biomedical diagnosis of health problems. The latter such as non-contact detection of the vital signs), imaging (noninvasive breast cancer detection), medical sensors (such as those for identifying cancer cell aggressiveness grade), and measurement techniques for the electromagnetic exposure of biological ...


Accelerating Mahout On Heterogeneous Clusters Using Hadoopcl, Xiangyu Li 2015 Northeastern University

Accelerating Mahout On Heterogeneous Clusters Using Hadoopcl, Xiangyu Li

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Theses

MapReduce is a programming model capable of processing massive data in parallel across hundreds of computing nodes in a cluster. It hides many of the complicated details of parallel computing and provides a straightforward interface for programmers to adapt their algorithms to improve productivity. Many MapReduce-based applications have utilized the power of this model, including machine learning. MapReduce can meet the demands of processing massive data generated by user-server interaction in applications including web search, video viewing and online product purchasing. The Mahout recommendation system is one of the most popular open source recommendation systems that employs machine learning techniques ...


Computer Aided Pronunciation Learning For Al-Jabari Method: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff 2014 University of Malaya

Computer Aided Pronunciation Learning For Al-Jabari Method: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff

Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim

Speech processing for Quranic Arabic is an active field of research, since a few years ago. We propose in this paper, a review on the potential of automatic speech recognition (ASR) computer-based technology to support Quranic learning processes. Thus, the aspects of Computer-Aided Pronunciation Learning (CAPL) are discussed, focusing towards the implementation on Quranic learning through Al-Jabari method. We believe Al-Jabari method is fast and efficient, as well as a practical way of learning Al-Quran. The analysis of CAPL systems towards the implementation in Quranic learning through Al-Jabari method are discussed in details.


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل اول, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2014 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM)

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل اول, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل دوم, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2014 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM)

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل دوم, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل سوم - قسمت اول, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2014 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM)

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل سوم - قسمت اول, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل سوم - قسمت دوم, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2014 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM)

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - فصل سوم - قسمت دوم, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


Energy Conservation Day: Symbolism Doesn’T Pay, Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan 2014 National Institute of Advanced Studies

Energy Conservation Day: Symbolism Doesn’T Pay, Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan

Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan

The much publicised panting competition at school level on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day was a good effort to send message to consumers to influence their energy consumption behaviour. But the effect is minuscule.

As a child one might have walked or cycled to school. But as a breadwinner, once energy related decisions largely get influenced by one's income level and opportunities and restrictions.


Power Management Strategies For Islanded Microgrids, Hisham Mahmood 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Power Management Strategies For Islanded Microgrids, Hisham Mahmood

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The focus of this thesis is on developing power management strategies for islanded microgrids, at the primary and the secondary hierarchal control layers. At the Primary Control Layer, the main objective of the proposed strategies is to achieve decentralized power management of Photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage in islanded microgrids. In contrast to the common approach of controlling the PV unit as a current source, in the proposed strategies, the PV unit is controlled as a voltage source that follows a multi-segment adaptive power/frequency characteristic curve. The strategies are implemented locally at the units using multi-loop controllers without relying ...


Novel Mobile Computation Offloading Framework For Android Devices, Meng Wang 2014 Washington University in St Louis

Novel Mobile Computation Offloading Framework For Android Devices, Meng Wang

Engineering and Applied Science Theses & Dissertations

The thesis implements an offloading framework for GoogleTM AndroidTM based on mobile devices. Today, the full potential for smartphones may be constrained by certain technical limits such as battery endurance and computational performance. Modern mobile applications own more powerful functions but need larger computation and faster frame rate, which consume more battery energy. Using the proposed offloading framework, mobile devices can offload computational intensive workload to servers to save battery energy consumption and reduce the execution time. The framework can also enable software developers to easily build and deploy services on the servers to support mobile devices to run computationally ...


روش تحقیق 1 (Research Methodology), asadollah kazemi 2014 Kavosh Institute

روش تحقیق 1 (Research Methodology), Asadollah Kazemi

Dr. ASADOLLAH KAZEMI

No abstract provided.


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