Browse Senior Theses - Electrical and Computer Engineering by Title

  • Hardy, Nicholas D. (2009-05)
    Compact, non-contact, and low operating power sensors are desirable for a number of applications. Mono- lithically integrated vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and PIN photodetectors have been designed and ...

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  • Zhong, Yu (2014-05)
    Biosensors based on silicon nanowire field-effect-transistors (SiNWFETs) are one of the most promising platforms for recognizing a wide range of biological and chemical species. There are many attractive properties, including ...

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  • Rubrecht, Wolfgang I. (2012-05)
    The phenomenon of Cerenkov radiation has demonstrated a nascent potential for application in optical-based in vivo small animal imaging. This thesis demonstrates that Cerenkov light can be detected in both phantoms and ...

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  • Ryu, Christopher J. (2012-05)
    Adaptive filters can be used for channel equalization and estimation. When a signal goes through an unknown, time-varying channel, an equalizer is used to approximate the original signal. Since the channel is time-varying, ...

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  • Jain, Nikhil (2010-05)
    High power lasers such as master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) lasers face the problem of laser heating as electrical current is pumped through the device. As a result, the joule heating affects the output power and ...

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  • Lord, Nathan D. (2010-05)
    The current price and size of hospital diagnostic equipment presents an obstacle to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in environments where either the cost or portability of equipment is a primary concern. In this ...

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  • Chajed, Tej (2014-08)
    In this thesis, we present a systematic way to characterize the tradeoffs between accuracy and cost in graph sampling. This characterization is heavily dependent on graph structure. Here we focus on vector graph properties, ...

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  • Kim, Ji Hun (2011-12)
    In this study, a Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor (CNTFET) array-based metallic nanotube removal process is proposed by using multi-stage selective sublimation and etching (SSE), and the electrical properties of the ...

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  • Amnueypornsakul, Bussaba (2013-05)
    Carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance or CSMA/CA is a protocol used in Wi-Fi networks because CSMA/CA does not have a complicated control plane. Wi-Fi, unlike cellular network, cannot afford an expensive ...

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  • Nath, Vishnu (2012-05)
    My research deals with incorporating Artificial Intelligence into a humanoid robot by making a cognitive model of the learning process. The goal is to “teach” a robot to fire a gun by allowing it to make small errors and ...

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  • Wahby, William (2007-12)
    Phase change memory (PCM) is a novel nonvolatile memory technology with great potential for scaling beyond the physical limits of Flash, at dimensions of 35 nm and below. Rather than relying on charge storage, PCM functions ...

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  • Wahby, William (2007-12)
    Phase change memory (PCM) is a novel nonvolatile memory technology with great potential for scaling beyond the physical limits of Flash, at dimensions of 35 nm and below. Rather than relying on charge storage, PCM functions ...

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  • Chen, I-Ju (2008-12)
    Phase-change memory (PCM) is a promising candidate for next-generation nonvolatile data storage. However, reducing power consumption for PCM cells remains a key challenge, and optimization of write current/power requires ...

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  • Nidamaluri, Pratysusha (2007-12)
    This thesis presents a compact and inexpensive wavelength detection system using a photonic crystal device with a better resolution and sensitivity than the design reported by Alan Xiang, Nikhil Ganesh and Brian Cunningham. ...

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  • Ma, Jeffrey Hans (2008-12)
    This paper compares two similar microplasma chemical reactors. These optically transparent devices were fabricated using glass and plastic substrates. The dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma is generated using an AC ...

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  • Zhuo, Danyang (2013-05)
    The Byzantine fault model is a worst-case assumption for faulty nodes in distributed systems because it assumes faulty nodes to behave arbitrarily. Previously, Lamport et al. proposed a replicated state way to solve ...

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  • Muryanto, Richard (2011-05)
    A microstrip patch antenna consists of a very thin metallic strip (thickness << lambda0, where lambda0 is the free-space wavelength) placed a small fraction of a wavelength above a ground plane, with a dielectric substrate ...

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  • Koksal, Okan (2014-05)
    A phantom in the context of MRI is a tool that enables to test the performance of the imaging scheme. Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) is no exception to this. Therefore, the construction of an MRSI phantom ...

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  • Tung, Maryann (2013-05)
    As silicon approaches its scaling limits, it becomes increasingly important to explore the usage of alternative materials in field effect transistors (FETs). One such promising material is graphene, bringing to the table ...

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  • Chung, Se-Joon (2012-05)
    This project aims to introduce an improved application of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to controlling virtual-reality simulations. Although frequently seen in science fiction, combining brain-machine interfaces with ...

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