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Design And Implementation Of Ipis : An X-Window Based Image Processing Interactive System, Eduardo Morales Dec 1993

Design And Implementation Of Ipis : An X-Window Based Image Processing Interactive System, Eduardo Morales

Theses

Most of image processing systems are based on command line functions or can only display one image at a time. This is a serious inconvenience for those who need an interactive system session or want to compare two images processed by different techniques at the same time.

The system was designed with these problems in mind. It is able to display the processed image right after an operation and to display several images simultaneously, making it simple to compare techniques. The system was also created with the purpose to be used in an academic environment. Its structured design makes it ...


Concurrent Use Of Two Programming Tools For Heterogeneous Supercomputers, Javier G. Vasquez Dec 1993

Concurrent Use Of Two Programming Tools For Heterogeneous Supercomputers, Javier G. Vasquez

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In this thesis, a demostration of the heterogeneous use of two programming paradigms for heterogeneous computing called Cluster-M and HAsC is presented. Both paradigms can efficiently support heterogeneous networks by preserving a level of abstraction which does not include any architecture mapping details. Furthermore, they are both machine independent and hence are scalable. Unlike, almost all existing heterogeneous orchestration tools which are MIMD based, HAsC is based on the fundamental concepts of SIMD associative computing. HAsC models a heterogeneous network as a coarse grained associative computer and is designed to optimize the execution of problems with large ratios of computations ...


Photoluminescence Study Of Gallium Arsenide, Aluminum Gallium Arsenide, And Gallium Antimonide Thin Films Grown By Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition, John Mark Koons Dec 1993

Photoluminescence Study Of Gallium Arsenide, Aluminum Gallium Arsenide, And Gallium Antimonide Thin Films Grown By Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition, John Mark Koons

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The photoluminescence produced by four MOCVD grown epitaxial thin film samples was studied to give insight into sample quality. The four samples under this study were GaAs on a GaAs substrate, Al.25Ga.75As on a GaAs substrate, Al.30Ga.7OAs on a GaAs substrate, and GaSb on a GaSb substrate. Excitation was achieved through the use of the 514.0 nm line of an argon ion laser, and sample cooling was attained by use of a cryostat cooler using helium gas to attain a low temperature limit of 10°K. The GaAs and Al.30 ...


Pyrolysis And Oxidation Reaction Of 1,2, Dichloroethylene In Ar; Ar And Ch4; Ar, Ch4 And O2 Mixtures, Byung Ik Park Dec 1993

Pyrolysis And Oxidation Reaction Of 1,2, Dichloroethylene In Ar; Ar And Ch4; Ar, Ch4 And O2 Mixtures, Byung Ik Park

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The thermal reaction of trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCEE) in methane and oxygen mixtures in Ar bath gas has been studied in 10.5 mm I.D. tubular flow quartz reactors at I atmosphere pressure, isothermal temperature between 575°C and 1000°C, and times of 0.3 to 2.0 seconds.

The thermal reaction of trans-1,2-dichloroethylene in the gas phase proceeds via unimolecular HCI elimination under the reaction condition of the present experiments. The chain branching C-Cl bond fission reaction is expected to become important at the higher temperature, competing With the HCI elimination.

The decay trans- 1,2- dichloroethylene ...


Authentication For Mobile Computing, Andreas Keppler Dec 1993

Authentication For Mobile Computing, Andreas Keppler

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Host mobility is becoming an increasingly important feature with the recent arrival of laptop and palmtop computers, the development of wireless network interfaces and the implementation of global networks. Unfortunately, this mobile environment is also much more vulnerable to penetration by intruders. A possible means of protection can be authentication. This guarantees the identity of a communication peer.

This thesis studies the constraints imposed on the mobile environment with respect to authentication. It compares the two prevailing authentication mechanisms, Kerberos and SPX, and tries to make suggestions of how a mechanism can be adapted to the mobile environment.


Bio-Oxidation Of A Model Voc In Air, Jeong Seop Shim Dec 1993

Bio-Oxidation Of A Model Voc In Air, Jeong Seop Shim

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This study was performed to find a satisfactory regime of operation for the vapor phase bio-oxidation of ethyl alcohol, a model volatile organic compound (VOC), in a specially designed bioreactor. Ethanol was selected as a model compound representing bakery oven gas pollution. A spirally wound bioreactor module was used within which was immobilized a mixed bacterial culture from aerobic sludge. The activated sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants readily attached with no pretreatment on the surface of the spiral biosupport which is a polymeric sheet.

The parameters studied were air flow rate and inlet concentrations of ethanol. Ethanol was injected ...


Greengard's N-Body Algorithm Is Not Order N, Aluru Srinivas Dec 1993

Greengard's N-Body Algorithm Is Not Order N, Aluru Srinivas

Computer Science Technical Reports

Greengard's N-body algorithm claims to compute the pairwise interactions in a system of N particles in O(N) time for a fixed precision. In this paper, we show that the choice of precision is not independent of N and has a lower bound of log N. We use this result to show that Greengard's algorithm is not O(N).


Speleothems As Proxy For The Carbon Isotope Composition Of Atmospheric Co2, M. Baskaran, R. V. Krishnamurthy Dec 1993

Speleothems As Proxy For The Carbon Isotope Composition Of Atmospheric Co2, M. Baskaran, R. V. Krishnamurthy

Geology Faculty Research Publications

We have measured the stable isotope ratios of carbon in a suite of recent cave deposits (<200 >years) from the San Saba County, Texas, USA. The methodology for dating these deposits using excess 210Pb was recently established [Baskaran and Iliffe, 1993]. The carbon isotope ratios of these samples, spanning the time period ∼1800–1990 AD, reflect the carbon isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2 for the same period. The pathways by which the δ13C of atmospheric CO2 is imprinted on these speleothems can be explained using a model developed by Cerling (1984). The results suggest that the ...


Detection Of Alzheimer's Disease And Other Diseases Using An Improved Photoaffinity Labeling Method, Boyd E. Haley Dec 1993

Detection Of Alzheimer's Disease And Other Diseases Using An Improved Photoaffinity Labeling Method, Boyd E. Haley

Chemistry Faculty Patents

A method for diagnosing a neurological disease comprising detecting a neurological disease-specific biochemical marker macromolecule within a sample of extracted cerebral spinal fluid is disclosed. In particular, a radioactively labeled photoaffinity probe is used to diagnose a neurological disease. For instance, Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed by detecting a disease-specific protein having a molecular weight of about 42,000 daltons, i.e., glutamine synthetase.


Klinik Obat Aborsi Di Jambi Telegram 0822 2622 2323 Jual Obat Penggugur Kandungan Ampuh Jambi, Wulan Jambi Dec 1993

Klinik Obat Aborsi Di Jambi Telegram 0822 2622 2323 Jual Obat Penggugur Kandungan Ampuh Jambi, Wulan Jambi

Wulan Jambi


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Alamat Klinik Penjual Obat Aborsi Tangerang Wa 08127092708 Obat Penggugur Kandungan Di Kota Tangerang, Wiwit Tangerang Dec 1993

Alamat Klinik Penjual Obat Aborsi Tangerang Wa 08127092708 Obat Penggugur Kandungan Di Kota Tangerang, Wiwit Tangerang

Wiwit Tangerang

Jual obat aborsi di Tangerang, Obat Aborsi asli di Tangerang, Obat Aborsi Di Apotik Tangerang, Obat Aborsi Murah Di Tangerang, Obat Pelancar Haid Tangerang, Obat Penggugur Kandungan di Tangerang, Obat Telat Datang Bulan Di Tangerang
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A Theoretical Investigation Of The Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, And Binding Energies Of Several Mixed Alkali Halide Dimers, Robert J. Cave, Ian Ono '94 Dec 1993

A Theoretical Investigation Of The Geometries, Vibrational Frequencies, And Binding Energies Of Several Mixed Alkali Halide Dimers, Robert J. Cave, Ian Ono '94

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

Results are presented from ab initio calculations on several mixed alkali halide dimers made up of Li, Na, F, and Cl. All of the dimers are investigated at the restricted Hartree–Fock level to provide ab initio estimates of geometries, vibrational frequencies, and binding energies. The dimer LiNaF2 is then treated using a variety of basis sets at the Hartree–Fock level, as well as at correlated levels (second‐order Møller–Plesset and coupled‐cluster singles and doubles) to examine the sensitivity of the calculations to use of higher levels of theory. The results are then compared to the experimental ...


Evidence For Day-To-Night Ion Transport At Low Solar Activity In The Venus Pre-Dawn Ionosphere, J. F. Brannon, Jane L. Fox, H. S. Porter Dec 1993

Evidence For Day-To-Night Ion Transport At Low Solar Activity In The Venus Pre-Dawn Ionosphere, J. F. Brannon, Jane L. Fox, H. S. Porter

Physics Faculty Publications

Periapsis of the Pioneer Venus spacecraft dropped below 180 km on August 28, 1992 near midnight, and 42 orbits of low altitude data at moderately low solar activity in the pre-dawn sector were obtained before contact was lost to the spacecraft in October, 1992. Through a combination of analysis of data from the PV orbiter ion mass spectrometer (OIMS) and modeling, we consider here what can be learned about the relative importance of plasma transport from the dayside and electron precipitation in maintaining the nightside ionosphere during the re-entry period. In particular, we examine here the atomic ion density profiles ...


Plate Motions In The North Andean Region, Jeffrey T. Freymueller, James N. Kellogg, Victor Vega Dec 1993

Plate Motions In The North Andean Region, Jeffrey T. Freymueller, James N. Kellogg, Victor Vega

Faculty Publications

Repeated geodetic measurements with the Global Positioning System (GPS) provide direct measurements of displacements due to plate motions and active crustal deformation in Central America and northern South America, an area of complex interaction of the Nazca, Cocos, Caribbean and South American plates. The displacement rates for the period 1988-1991, obtained from the results of the first three Central And South America (CASA) GPS campaigns, are in general agreement with the predictions of the NUVEL-1 plate motion model, but there are differences in detail between the observations and the model. The Nazca-North Andes convergence rate vector measured by GPS is ...


Atmospheric Hydrocarbon Analysis, Dawei Han Dec 1993

Atmospheric Hydrocarbon Analysis, Dawei Han

Dissertations and Theses

This treatise studied two correlated important issues in atmospheric chemistry: real-time monitoring of ambient air and removal mechanisms of atmospheric hydrocarbons. An analytical system was designed for the purpose of identification and measurement of sub-ppb level hydrocarbons of different reactivities in air samples. This analytical system was then applied to a series of smog-chamber studies which simulated the removal of reactive hydrocarbons from the atmosphere by reaction with hydroxyl radicals. Six representative atmospheric hydrocarbons ( hexane, octane, toluene, m-xylene, a-xylene and mesitylene) were selected for these experiments. The experimental data indicated that the decay of atmospheric hydrocarbons under laboratory conditions is ...


White-Tailed Deer Home Range Characteristics And Impacts Relative To Field Corn Damage, Kurt C. Vercauteren, Scott E. Hygnstrom Dec 1993

White-Tailed Deer Home Range Characteristics And Impacts Relative To Field Corn Damage, Kurt C. Vercauteren, Scott E. Hygnstrom

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Research was conducted to examine the relationships between the physiological growth stages of field corn; timing and impacts of deer damage on corn yields; and female deer home range characteristics relative to corn growth, harvest, and hunting season.


Rejex-It'" Ag-36 The Gentle Way To Repel Geese From Golf Courses And Other Turf Areas, Peter F. Vogt Dec 1993

Rejex-It'" Ag-36 The Gentle Way To Repel Geese From Golf Courses And Other Turf Areas, Peter F. Vogt

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Birds have always been a problem in agriculture, specially for berries and fruits. Farmers and home owners have been fighting these problems with limited success for centuries. However, the problems with birds on turf are relatively new and are not even known by many people. The "Complete Guide to Pest Control" (Ware 1988) does not even mention geese as a pest, or golf courses as an area of bird problems.


Developing Risk Communication Skills: More Than Damage Management, Deanne Wright Dec 1993

Developing Risk Communication Skills: More Than Damage Management, Deanne Wright

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Risk communication provides a methodology that enables an organization to respond effectively to issues or situations of a controversial nature. It is one important aspect of risk management.


The Nature And Timing Of Wildlife Damage Events In Nebraska: A Five-Year Review Of Requests To Three Extension Wildlife Personnel, Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Ron J. Johnson, Dennis M. Ferraro Dec 1993

The Nature And Timing Of Wildlife Damage Events In Nebraska: A Five-Year Review Of Requests To Three Extension Wildlife Personnel, Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Ron J. Johnson, Dennis M. Ferraro

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

We examined 2,241 telephone calls that were received by 3 University of Nebraska- Cooperative Extension personnel (the 3 junior authors) concerning wildlife damage during 1988-1992. Our objectives were to (1) determine the speciedgroups responsible for most damage-related telephone calls, (2) determine the timing of wildlife damage events by speciedgroup, and (3) differentiate damage-related telephone calls by urban versus rural situations.


Prospects For The Future In Animal Damage Control, Donald Hawthorne Dec 1993

Prospects For The Future In Animal Damage Control, Donald Hawthorne

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

I am pleased to be here to address a subject that is very special to many of us, one to which I have devoted my entire career. Animal damage control is a controversial component of wildlife management. In the late 1960's and early 70's, many wildlife practitioners tried to divorce themselves from animal damage control activities. In recent years, however, management of wildlife damage is viewed by many as a vital and integral part of wildlife management, whether to protect human interests and safety or to save an endangered species.


Twenty-Five Year History Of The Kansas Coyote Damage Control Program, F. Robert Henderson Dec 1993

Twenty-Five Year History Of The Kansas Coyote Damage Control Program, F. Robert Henderson

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

In the 1968 legislative session, an appropriate was made to Kansas State University to hire a predator and rodent control specialist. I was hired for this position on July 1, 1968. During August, 1968, I traveled to Missouri and spent a week working with Mr. Bob Smith, a long-time employee of the Missouri Conservation Department's Extension-Trapper program. He taught me how to teach people to trap coyotes.


Prairie Vole Damage Control In No-Till Corn And Soybean, Ron A. Hines Dec 1993

Prairie Vole Damage Control In No-Till Corn And Soybean, Ron A. Hines

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

The prairie vole (Microtus ochragaster) is the primary rodent that reduces no-till crop plant stands in Southern Illinois. Because the vole requires a full canopy cover for protection from predators, established grass or legume sod fields and field borders (including wheat or rye stubble, set-aside and cover crop seedings) provide an ideal habitat for the development of a very high population of this rodent. In fields that have had the vegetative cover maintained for more than one year prior to planting no-till corn, plant stand reductions can reach 80 to 100 percent in intense (more than 30 per acre) vole ...


An Evaluation Of Laminated Offset Jawed Traps For Reducing Injuries To Coyotes, John M. Houben, Merrilee Holland, Sherman W. Jack, Carolyn R. Boyle Dec 1993

An Evaluation Of Laminated Offset Jawed Traps For Reducing Injuries To Coyotes, John M. Houben, Merrilee Holland, Sherman W. Jack, Carolyn R. Boyle

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Increasing public concern about injuries caused by foothold traps has resulted in a considerable amount of research for more humane traps. Much of this research effort has focused on evaluating the Victor No. 3 Soft-Catch trap manufactured by Woodstream Corporation, Lititz, Pennsylvania (Linhart and Dasch 1992). Research has concentrated on two major areas: (1) efficiency and selectivity of different trap types and modifications used for capturing coyotes (Canis latrans) and (2) reducing animal injuries associated with trapping (Phillips and Mullis 1991). The Soft-Catch trap has been shown to reduce foot injury sustained by most captured furbearers (Tullar 1984, Olsen et ...


A Bigger Piece Of Your Pecan Pie, J. Grant Huggins Dec 1993

A Bigger Piece Of Your Pecan Pie, J. Grant Huggins

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

This video summarizes this research for application by pecan growers and animal damage control agents. It gives insight into growers' perceptions of the problem, estimates of losses, and options for management. Specifically, it discusses hunting, habitat modification, fencing, and trapping. Single copies (VHS only) of the video are available free by contacting the author.


State Program In Sotuh Dakota For Wildlife Damge Management, Emmett J. Keyser Dec 1993

State Program In Sotuh Dakota For Wildlife Damge Management, Emmett J. Keyser

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

In recent years, wildlife professionals have become increasingly more convinced that wildlife-damage programs must be integrated into existing wildlife management structures if both are to succeed in their missions. South Dakota has managed a state-run Animal Damage Control Program through the Department of Game, Fish and Parks since 1974.


Food Preferences Of Common Grackles, Red-Winged Blackbirds, And Yellow-Headed Blackbirds Presented With Cracked Corn, Sunflower Meats, And Brown Rice, Laura A. Mendoza, George M. Linz, David L. Bergman, William J. Bleier Dec 1993

Food Preferences Of Common Grackles, Red-Winged Blackbirds, And Yellow-Headed Blackbirds Presented With Cracked Corn, Sunflower Meats, And Brown Rice, Laura A. Mendoza, George M. Linz, David L. Bergman, William J. Bleier

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Blackbirds migrating through North Dakota in late summer damage sunflower crops shortly after the yellow ray petals begin to wither and fall (Besser 1985). DeHaven (1982) reported bird damage losses of $7.4 million on 2.2 million acres in 1980. Various behavioral, chemical, and mechanical strategies have been employed over the past decade to reduce the damage. Although some of these methods have effectively dispersed or reduced blackbird populations, many have proven to be ineffective over time, economically infeasible, or culturally unacceptable (Guarino 1984).


A Prairie Dog Abatement Program In San Juan County, Utah, Terry A. Messmer, Jim Keyes, Roy Mcdonald Dec 1993

A Prairie Dog Abatement Program In San Juan County, Utah, Terry A. Messmer, Jim Keyes, Roy Mcdonald

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Four species of prairie dogs are native to the plains and plateaus of the western United States. The most abundant and widely distributed of these is the blacktailed prairie dog, (Cynomys ludovicianus). This species has been a frequent topic of discussion at previous Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control workshops.


Future Extension Programs On Wildlife Damage Management, James E. Miller Dec 1993

Future Extension Programs On Wildlife Damage Management, James E. Miller

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Extension educational programs, in cooperation with other federal and state organizations, significantly contribute to the present status of wildlife damage management as understood by natural resources professionals and the interested public. Although Extension Service, USDA provides national leadership and coordination of programs, most of the effective programs originate at the state and local level Cooperative Extension Service, regardless of the subject matter. This is particularly true in the area of wildlife damage management. For example, a recent compilation of Extension publications and videotapes on wildlife damage management identifies well over 100 titles available throughout the CES System (Ruff, Craven and ...


The Prairie Dog Ecosystems And Endangered Species, Daniel W. Mulhern, Kenneth L. Powell Dec 1993

The Prairie Dog Ecosystems And Endangered Species, Daniel W. Mulhern, Kenneth L. Powell

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

The prairie dog is no doubt one of the most controversial animals in the western United States. Public sentiment regarding this rodent runs the gamut from some livestock producers who are satisfied only with complete eradication of all prairie dogs, and some animal rights groups who would like to see all prairie dogs given complete protection from any form of harm. Between these two extremes lie the real truths surrounding this sometimes destructive, mostly biologically beneficial, creature.


Wildlife Damge And The Iowa Farmer. The Influence Of Perspective, James L. Pease Ph.D. Dec 1993

Wildlife Damge And The Iowa Farmer. The Influence Of Perspective, James L. Pease Ph.D.

Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings

Over 90% of Iowa's land base is privately owned and managed for agriculture. Less than 2% is publicly-owned and managed specifically for wildlife. Thus, virtually all of Iowa's 36 million acres (14.8 million hectares) has been altered. Some 70% of the forests have been lost, over 95% of the wetlands drained, and over 99.9% of the native prairies have been converted to agricultural, transportation, or other human uses. Such extensive alteration of habitats encourages the wildlife species that are ecological generalists to flourish. These species are also those that are most likely to come into conflict ...