• 3D scene description and construction using spatial referencing language 

    Blisard, Samuel N., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    It has long been a dream of science fiction to have a robot that can understand and communicate using the rich dialog of natural language. Having such capabilities would allow a human collaborator to interact naturally and ...
  • Automated video processing and scene understanding for intelligent video surveillance 

    Chung, Yu-Chia, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Recent advances in key technologies have enabled the deployment of surveillance video cameras on various platforms. There is an urgent need to develop advanced computational methods and tools for automated video processing ...
  • Characterization of thermally activated solid electrolyte lithium anode primary reserve batteries 

    Zimmerschied, Kevin, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The purpose of this research was to perform an initial characterization of the capabilities of thermal batteries. Thermal batteries have a very high theoretical specific energy. If they also have a suitably high specific ...
  • Depth sensor based object detection using surface curvature 

    Liu, Yang (SAS programmer) (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) are an introduced species in central North America that cause enormous environmental damage and have little economic value. They can be regarded as a potential source of surimi ...
  • Frame interpolation in H.264 

    Sharma, Durgesh, 1983- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    In video transmission over low-bandwidth networks, videos are often encoded at low frame rates. At the decoder side, frame interpolation is often performed to reconstruct the skipped frames to improve the temporal smoothness ...
  • Hefner model parameters for power IGBTS under pulsed power conditions 

    VanGordon, James A., 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    While the power insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is used in many applications, it is not well characterized under pulsed power conditions. This makes the IGBT difficult to model for solid state pulsed power ...
  • Human fall detection using a circular audio sensor array 

    Zeng, Zhiling, 1985- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimate (March 2010), there were 38.9 million people 65 years and older in the United States in 2008. In 2005, 15,800 people 65 years and older died, and an estimated 1.8 million people ...
  • On the use of multiple emitters to improve the TDOA source localization accuracy in the presence of random sensor position errors 

    Yang, Le, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    It is known that random sensor position errors can significantly degrade the TDOA source localization accuracy. In this thesis, we conduct a systematic study on using the calibration emitters to mitigate the effect of ...
  • Significance-linked connected component analysis+ for wavelet image coding 

    Zhang, Cheng, 1985- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    The Significance-Linked Connected Component Analysis+ (SLCCA+) is a efficient wavelet image coding algorithm that extends SLCCA by using new data organization and representation (DOR) and SLCCA+ use a definition of context ...
  • Vehicle license plate detection and recognition 

    Li, Xin, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    In this work, we develop a license plate detection and recognition method using a SVM (Support Vector Machine) classifier with HOG (Histogram of Oriented Gradients) features. The system performs window searching at different ...