# Browse by Subject "Engineering, Electronics and Electrical"

• (1995)
The potential and accuracy aspects of a completely automated stereo photogrammetric vision system for performing precise 3-D body mapping of whole human bodies have been investigated. A prototype vision system by integrating ...
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• (1991)
Various schemes for the acquisition of a pseudonoise (PN) sequence in a baseband direct sequence spread-spectrum (DS/SS) system are investigated. First, we consider acquisition schemes for receivers with chip synchronization, ...
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• (1991)
The adaptive control of flexible joint robot manipulators using composite control is presented first. This slow/fast control strategy consists of a slow adaptive controller designed for a rigid robot together with a fast ...
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• (1992)
In the last few years, adaptive control of nonlinear systems has emerged as an important area of research, with possible applications in areas as diverse as robotic systems, electric motors, chemical processes, and automotive ...
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• (1996)
In this work a new paradigm for designing controllers for poorly modeled plants with significant dead time is proposed. We show how minimum variance control can be interpreted as dead-time compensation with infinite gain ...
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• (1990)
We investigate various methods for making efficient use of the time-varying power received by radio reflection from meteor trails, including applications of variable-rate coding and variable-rate transmission. For variable-rate ...
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• (1990)
The Independent Sustain and Address (ISA) AC plasma panel is a flat, flicker-free, gas discharge type of display device. This display technology promises to reduce both the cost of manufacturing and operation of AC plasma ...
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• (1995)
The basic goals of the research presented in this thesis are to remove various shortcomings in existing fast timing simulators and to extend the scope and applicability of fast timing simulation to submicron digital circuits. ...
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• (1994)
Various physical design problems in Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) are studied in this thesis. Specifically, we study (1) the area minimization problem in floorplans ...
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• (1994)
The goal of this research is to develop a systematic, integrated method of designing efficient search algorithms that solve optimization problems in real time. Search algorithms studied in this thesis comprise meta-control ...
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• (1990)
This thesis considers the problems arising from VLSI routing design. Algorithms are proposed for solving both global and local routing problems.
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• (1994)
In light of the substantial performance advantages of quantum well lasers relative to double heterostructure lasers, extensive efforts have been directed toward producing quantum wire (QWR) systems. Theory predicts that ...
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• (1990)
An important consideration in the design of high performance multiprocessor systems is to ensure the correctness of the results computed in the presence of transient and intermittent failures. Concurrent error detection ...
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• (1990)
A rectangular microstrip patch which is excited by an electromagnetically coupled microstripline is analyzed and modeled. Moment method analysis is employed to obtain approximate representations for the patch and feedline ...
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• (1991)
Numerous algorithms for computationally intensive tasks that are suitable for execution on hypercube multiprocessors have been developed by researchers. In this thesis, we look at parallel algorithm design from a different ...
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• (1993)
In this thesis, a study of patch antennas for applications in dual-band and diversity systems is presented. The dual-band capability is achieved with two patches that are stacked vertically and coupled by an aperture in ...
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• (1994)
The In$\rm\sb{0.5}Ga\sb{0.5}$P/GaAs materials system has been investigated for use in heterojunction bipolar transistor applications. This material possesses several properties which make it attractive as a potential ...
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• (1991)
At present, the performance of most high speed digital systems is not limited by the speed of the switching circuits. The delays introduced by circuit packaging have become the primary obstacle to increasing system ...
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• (1990)
A near-field Cassegrain reflector (NFCR) is an effective way to magnify a small phased array into a much larger aperture antenna for limited scan applications. Traditionally, the pattern analysis of NFCR is based on a plane ...
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• (1989)
A methodology for the realization of the Anticipatory Paradigm in the diagnosis and control of complex systems, such as power plants, is developed. The objective is to synthesize engineering systems as analogs of certain ...
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