• Analog to digital converter for UWB short range indoor radar system 

    Gottipati, Shravya, 1986 (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    In this project the analog-to-digital converter is designed for an ultra-wideband short-range radar (UWBSRR) health-event monitoring system. The input signal frequency range for the ADC is 3.2GHz to 4.7GHz. To meet the ...
  • Characterization and MEMS applications of nanothermite materials 

    Apperson, Steven J., 1982- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    The research described herein is on characterization of nanothermite materials and development of nanothermite microdevices for shock wave generation, microthruster propulsion, and intracellular particle delivery and cell ...
  • Clustering in relational data and ontologies 

    Havens, Timothy C., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This dissertation studies the problem of clustering objects represented by relational data. This is a pertinent problem as many real-world data sets can only be represented by relational data for which object-based clustering ...
  • Control and characterization of a cyclotron proton beam 

    Mohd Ibrahim, Maslina, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The cyclotron proton beam accelerator at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is used for positron emission tomography (PET) applications. Pharmaceutical radioisotopes are produced and delivered to local ...
  • Data control for signal scavenging for a personnel detection system 

    Shriniwar, Uday Govindrao, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Injurious falls have been one of the major problems in elderly people and not providing medical assistance to those patients on time may increase complications. We developed a "Smart Carpet", which detects the personal ...
  • Design of a signal scavenging sensor system for passive monitoring in elder care technology 

    Mohammed, Ashrafuddin, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This thesis describes sensors designed for a non-obtrusive monitoring system to detect and track the elderly adults walking on the carpet. The sensors are thin metal foils which detect environmental or scavenged energy. ...
  • Linguistic summarization of human activity 

    Anderson, Derek T., 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The thesis advanced herein is that linguistic summarization is essential for the reliable succinct modeling and inference of human activity. It is also asserted that the inherent and unavoidable uncertainty is linguistic ...
  • Robust receiver design for RF communication and underwater acoustic communication 

    Tao, Jun, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This dissertation includes two parts: robust receiver design for wireless radio frequency(RF) communication, and robust receiver design for underwater acoustic (UWA) communication. The methodology of study for the first ...
  • Spectrographic temperature measurement of a breakdown arc within the rimfire gas switch 

    Yeckel, Christopher, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    A procedure for obtaining the temperature of optically thick plasma is described. The plasma is in the form of a gas breakdown arc which conducts approximately 10-kJ of energy in 1-[mu]s. A spectrographic analysis of the ...
  • A system for change detection and human recognition in voxel space using stereo vision 

    Luke, Robert H., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Image space change detection algorithms do not adequately address the complexities in real-world dynamic environments. With few exceptions, these algorithms rely on pixel-level information to detect proper foreground change. ...
  • Target geolocation from airborne video without terrain data 

    Han, Kyung Min, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The task of geolocating targets from airborne video is required for many applications in surveillance, law enforcement, reconnaissance, etc. The usual approaches to target geolocation involve terrain data, single target ...