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Video Coding For Bit Rates 64kbps And Below, Geoffrey N. Alagoda Jan 1995

Video Coding For Bit Rates 64kbps And Below, Geoffrey N. Alagoda

Theses : Honours

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Time-Frequency Shift-Tolerance And Counterpropagation Network With Applications To Phoneme Recognition, Li-Minn Ang Jan 1995

Time-Frequency Shift-Tolerance And Counterpropagation Network With Applications To Phoneme Recognition, Li-Minn Ang

Theses : Honours

Human speech signals are inherently multi-component non-stationary signals. Recognition schemes for classification of non-stationary signals generally require some kind of temporal alignment to be performed. Examples of techniques used for temporal alignment include hidden Markov models and dynamic time warping. Attempts to incorporate temporal alignment into artificial neural networks have resulted in the construction of time-delay neural networks. The nonstationary nature of speech requires a signal representation that is dependent on time. Time-frequency signal analysis is an extension of conventional time-domain and frequency-domain analysis methods. Researchers have reported on the effectiveness of time-frequency representations to reveal the time-varying nature of ...


Cossap Simulation Model Of Ds-Cdma Indoor Microwave Atm Lan, Keng T. Tan Jan 1995

Cossap Simulation Model Of Ds-Cdma Indoor Microwave Atm Lan, Keng T. Tan

Theses : Honours

This thesis presents an original work in the area of designing and implementing a simulation testbed for modelling a high speed spread spectrum Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Local Area Network (LAN). The spread spectrum technique used in this LAN model is Direct Sequence Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA). The simulation model includes at least a physical layer of such a LAN, embedded into the COSSAP1 simulation environment, and has been fully tested. All the newly developed building blocks are comprised of standard blocks from the COSSAP libraries or compatible user-built primitive blocks (only where it is absolutely necessary), and ...


Robust Decentralised Variable Structure Control For Rigid Robotic Manipulators, Thasapalan Kuhan Jan 1995

Robust Decentralised Variable Structure Control For Rigid Robotic Manipulators, Thasapalan Kuhan

Theses : Honours

In this thesis, the problem of robust variable structure control for non-linear rigid robotic manipulators is investigated. Robustness and convergence results are presented for variable structure control systems of robotic manipulators with bounded unknown disturbances, nonlinearities, dynamical couplings and parameter uncertainties. The major outcomes of the work described in this thesis are summarised as given below. The basic variable structure theory is surveyed, and some basic ideas such as sliding mode designs, robustness analysis and control1er design methods for linear or non-linear systems are reviewed. Three recent variable structure control schemes for robotic manipulators are discussed and compared to highlight ...