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Time Enough - Consequences Of Human Microchip Implantation, Elaine M. Ramesh 2016 University of New Hampshire

Time Enough - Consequences Of Human Microchip Implantation, Elaine M. Ramesh

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Ramesh argues that microchip implantation is both possible and, for some purposes, desirable and suggests that now is the time to consider strategies for preventing potentially grievous intrusion into personal privacy.


A Multiband Ofdma Heterogeneous Network For Millimeter Wave 5g Wireless Applications, Solmaz Niknam, Ali Arshad Nasir, Hani Mehrpouyan, Balasubramaniam Natarajan 2016 Kansas State University

A Multiband Ofdma Heterogeneous Network For Millimeter Wave 5g Wireless Applications, Solmaz Niknam, Ali Arshad Nasir, Hani Mehrpouyan, Balasubramaniam Natarajan

Hani Mehrpouyan

Emerging fifth generation (5G) wireless networks require massive bandwidth in higher frequency bands, extreme network densities, and flexibility of supporting multiple wireless technologies in order to provide higher data rates and seamless coverage. It is expected that utilization of the large bandwidth in the millimeter-wave (mmWave) band and deployment of heterogeneous networks (HetNets) will help address the data rate requirements of 5G networks. However, high pathloss and shadowing in the mmWave frequency band, strong interference in the HetNets due to massive network densification, and coordination of various air interfaces are challenges that must be addressed. In this paper, we consider ...


Nanostructured Morphologies In Glassy Polymer Networks, Brian Greenhoe 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Nanostructured Morphologies In Glassy Polymer Networks, Brian Greenhoe

Dissertations

The body of this work describes a novel approach for the dispersion of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in a high Tg epoxy prepolymer matrix using a twin screw high-shear continuous reactor. The method demonstrated improves on previous dispersion methods in several ways. It offers increased efficiency through excellent heat transfer, while being solvent-less, scale-able, and tailorable to drive dispersion states to judiciously chosen dispersion states. Furthermore, it was shown that dispersion state and agglomerate morphology can be directed, in several ways, through processing conditions and also by controlling the matrix viscosity profile through cure. Broadband dielectric spectroscopy, optical hot-stage microscopy ...


Ac Power Monitoring System, Jared L. Newman, Luke M. Tomlinson, Grayson H. Dearing, Frederick G. Harmon 2016 Cedarville University

Ac Power Monitoring System, Jared L. Newman, Luke M. Tomlinson, Grayson H. Dearing, Frederick G. Harmon

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

Motivated by high energy costs, people and organizations want to cut back on their energy consumption. However, the only feedback consumers typically receive is a monthly bill listing their total electricity usage (in kWh). Some companies have begun developing systems that allow households and organizations to monitor their energy usage for individual circuits. Available systems are expensive so a CU engineering senior design team has designed, fabricated, and tested a system for use at Cedarville University. The AC power monitoring system has the ability to measure energy consumption for each individual circuit in the breaker panel, store the data, and ...


Analysis, Segmentation And Prediction Of Knee Cartilage Using Statistical Shape Models, Joseph Michael Johnson 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Analysis, Segmentation And Prediction Of Knee Cartilage Using Statistical Shape Models, Joseph Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the leading causes of chronic disability (along with the hip). Due to rising healthcare costs associated with OA, it is important to fully understand the disease and how it progresses in the knee. One symptom of knee OA is the degeneration of cartilage in the articulating knee. The cartilage pad plays a major role in painting the biomechanical picture of the knee. This work attempts to quantify the cartilage thickness of healthy male and female knees using statistical shape models (SSMs) for a deep knee bend activity. Additionally, novel cartilage segmentation from ...


Analysis, Segmentation And Prediction Of Knee Cartilage Using Statistical Shape Models, Joseph Michael Johnson 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Analysis, Segmentation And Prediction Of Knee Cartilage Using Statistical Shape Models, Joseph Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the leading causes of chronic disability (along with the hip). Due to rising healthcare costs associated with OA, it is important to fully understand the disease and how it progresses in the knee. One symptom of knee OA is the degeneration of cartilage in the articulating knee. The cartilage pad plays a major role in painting the biomechanical picture of the knee. This work attempts to quantify the cartilage thickness of healthy male and female knees using statistical shape models (SSMs) for a deep knee bend activity. Additionally, novel cartilage segmentation from ...


Data Predictive Control For Peak Power Reduction, Achin Jain, Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Data Predictive Control For Peak Power Reduction, Achin Jain, Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam

Real-Time and Embedded Systems Lab (mLAB)

Decisions on how best to optimize today's energy systems operations are becoming ever so complex and conflicting such that model-based predictive control algorithms must play a key role. However, learning dynamical models of energy consuming systems such as buildings, using grey/white box approaches is very cost and time prohibitive due to its complexity. This paper presents data-driven methods for making control-oriented model for peak power reduction in buildings. Specifically, a data predictive control with regression trees (DPCRT) algorithm, is presented. DPCRT is a finite receding horizon method, using which the building operator can optimally trade off peak power ...


Quantum Dot Band Gap Investigations, John Ryan Peterson 2016 Brigham Young University - Provo

Quantum Dot Band Gap Investigations, John Ryan Peterson

All Student Publications

Improving solar panel efficiency has become increasingly important as the world searches for cheap renewable energy. Recent developments in the industry have focused on multi-layer cells, some of which use semiconducting dyes to absorb light in place of crystalline solids. In this paper, I characterize various dyes recently synthesized for use in solar panels. These dyes contain semiconducting nanoparticles enclosed primarily by the protein ferritin to limit particle size. The band gaps were measured using either optical absorption spectroscopy or measuring the photoluminescence spectrum, depending on the type of semiconductor. The results indicate that both manganese oxide and lead sulfide ...


Presentation : A Fractal-Based Dual-Mode Microstrip Bandstop Filter For Wireless Applications, Hayder S. Ahmed 2016 University of Technology

Presentation : A Fractal-Based Dual-Mode Microstrip Bandstop Filter For Wireless Applications, Hayder S. Ahmed

Hayder S. Ahmed

A fractal based dual-mode microstrip BSF has been proposed as a compact resonator structure with high selectivity. Filter miniaturization results from the application of Minkowski fractal geometry on the conventional triangle dual-mode resonator. Performance evaluation of the proposed filter design has been performed using the commercially available EM simulator; Sonnet.


Coping With The Risk Of Cancer In Children Living Near Power Lines, Eileen N. Abt 2016 University of New Hampshire

Coping With The Risk Of Cancer In Children Living Near Power Lines, Eileen N. Abt

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Ms. Abt briefly summarizes evidence linking power lines with a possible increase in risk of childhood cancer. She also recounts how, although many experts remain skeptical of causality, public fears, whether or not warranted, have themselves created serious problems. Finally, she proposes ways to address those problems.


Capacity Of Sum-Networks For Different Message Alphabets, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy 2016 Iowa State University

Capacity Of Sum-Networks For Different Message Alphabets, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy

Ardhendu Tripathy

A sum-network is a directed acyclic network in which all terminal nodes demand the `sum' of the independent information observed at the source nodes. Many characteristics of the well-studied multiple-unicast network communication problem also hold for sum-networks due to a known reduction between instances of these two problems. Our main result is that unlike a multiple unicast network, the coding capacity of a sum-network is dependent on the message alphabet. We demonstrate this using a construction procedure and show that the choice of a message alphabet can reduce the coding capacity of a sum-network from 1 to close to 0.


Capacity Of Sum-Networks For Different Message Alphabets, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy 2016 Iowa State University

Capacity Of Sum-Networks For Different Message Alphabets, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy

Ardhendu Tripathy

A sum-network is a directed acyclic network in which all terminal nodes demand the `sum' of the independent information observed at the source nodes. Many characteristics of the well-studied multiple-unicast network communication problem also hold for sum-networks due to a known reduction between instances of these two problems. Our main result is that unlike a multiple unicast network, the coding capacity of a sum-network is dependent on the message alphabet. We demonstrate this using a construction procedure and show that the choice of a message alphabet can reduce the coding capacity of a sum-network from 1 to close to 0.


Sum-Networks From Undirected Graphs: Construction And Capacity Analysis View Document, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy 2016 Iowa State University

Sum-Networks From Undirected Graphs: Construction And Capacity Analysis View Document, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy

Ardhendu Tripathy

We consider a directed acyclic network with multiple sources and multiple terminals where each terminal is interested in decoding the sum of independent sources generated at the source nodes. We describe a procedure whereby a simple undirected graph can be used to construct such a sum-network and demonstrate an upper bound on its computation rate. Furthermore, we show sufficient conditions for the construction of a linear network code that achieves this upper bound. Our procedure allows us to construct sum-networks that have any arbitrary computation rate p/q (where p, q are non-negative integers). Our work significantly generalizes a previous ...


On Computation Rates For Arithmetic Sum, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy 2016 Iowa State University

On Computation Rates For Arithmetic Sum, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy

Ardhendu Tripathy

For zero-error function computation over directed acyclic networks, existing upper and lower bounds on the computation capacity are known to be loose. In this work we consider the problem of computing the arithmetic sum over a specific directed acyclic network that is not a tree. We assume the sources to be i.i.d. Bernoulli with parameter 1/2. Even in this simple setting, we demonstrate that upper bounding the computation rate is quite nontrivial. In particular, it requires us to consider variable length network codes and relate the upper bound to equivalently lower bounding the entropy of descriptions observed ...


Review Of Transmission System Security Standard In Oman, Omar H. Abdalla 2016 University of Helwan

Review Of Transmission System Security Standard In Oman, Omar H. Abdalla

Omar H. Abdalla

This paper describes the main features and changes made in the second version of the Transmission Security Standard (TSS) in 2015 to cope with the development of the Main Interconnected Transmission System (MITS) including new large generating units and connections to internal and GCCIA systems. The TSS sets out the policies and procedures, as well as design and operating regulatory requirements. The component elements of the TSS are presented according to the functional parts of the OETC licensed transmission system to which they primarily apply, including, but not limited to: (1)MITS and the Dhofar power system, (2) generation connections ...


Review Of Transmission System Security Standard In Oman, Omar H. Abdalla, Hisham Al-Riyami, Adil Al-Busaidi, Ahmed Al-Nadabi, Alastair De Reuck, Steven Nutt 2016 University of Helwan

Review Of Transmission System Security Standard In Oman, Omar H. Abdalla, Hisham Al-Riyami, Adil Al-Busaidi, Ahmed Al-Nadabi, Alastair De Reuck, Steven Nutt

Omar H. Abdalla

This paper describes the main features and changes made in the second version of the Transmission Security Standard (TSS) in 2015 to cope with the development of the Main Interconnected Transmission System (MITS) including new large generating units and connections to internal and GCCIA systems. The TSS sets out the policies and procedures, as well as design and operating regulatory requirements. The component elements of the TSS are presented according to the functional parts of the OETC licensed transmission system to which they primarily apply, including, but not limited to: (1)MITS and the Dhofar power system, (2) generation connections ...


Segmentation Of Pulmonary Nodules In Computed Tomography Using A Regression Neural Network Approach And Its Application To The Lung Image Database Consortium And Image Database Resource Initiative Dataset, Temesguen Messay, Russell C. Hardie, Timothy R. Tuinstra 2016 University of Dayton

Segmentation Of Pulmonary Nodules In Computed Tomography Using A Regression Neural Network Approach And Its Application To The Lung Image Database Consortium And Image Database Resource Initiative Dataset, Temesguen Messay, Russell C. Hardie, Timothy R. Tuinstra

Timothy R Tuinstra, Ph.D.

We present new pulmonary nodule segmentation algorithms for computed tomography (CT). These include a fully-automated (FA) system, a semi-automated (SA) system, and a hybrid system. Like most traditional systems, the new FA system requires only a single user-supplied cue point. On the other hand, the SA system represents a new algorithm class requiring 8 user-supplied control points. This does increase the burden on the user, but we show that the resulting system is highly robust and can handle a variety of challenging cases. The proposed hybrid system starts with the FA system. If improved segmentation results are needed, the SA ...


Sum-Networks From Incidence Structures: Construction And Capacity Analysis, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy 2016 Iowa State University

Sum-Networks From Incidence Structures: Construction And Capacity Analysis, Ardhendu Tripathy, Aditya Ramamoorthy

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

A sum-network is an instance of a network coding problem over a directed acyclic network in which each terminal node wants to compute the sum over a finite field of the information observed at all the source nodes. Many characteristics of the well-studied multiple unicast network communication problem also hold for sum-networks due to a known reduction between instances of these two problems. In this work, we describe an algorithm to construct families of sum-network instances using incidence structures. The computation capacity of several of these sum-network families is characterized. We demonstrate that unlike the multiple unicast problem, the computation ...


Validation Of Orion Cockpit Displays Using Eggplant Functional And Python Programming, M. A. Rafe Biswas 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

Validation Of Orion Cockpit Displays Using Eggplant Functional And Python Programming, M. A. Rafe Biswas

M. A. Rafe Biswas

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Examination Of The Nonlinear Dynamics And Possible Chaos Encryption In A Zeroth-Order Acousto-Optic Bragg Modulator With Feedback, Fares S. Almehmadi, Monish Ranjan Chatterjee 2016 University of Tabuk

Examination Of The Nonlinear Dynamics And Possible Chaos Encryption In A Zeroth-Order Acousto-Optic Bragg Modulator With Feedback, Fares S. Almehmadi, Monish Ranjan Chatterjee

Monish R. Chatterjee

Zeroth-order chaos modulation in a Bragg cell is examined such that tracking problems due to spatial deflections of the first-order AO beam at the receiver may be avoided by switching to the undeviated zeroth-order beam.


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