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  • Polarimetric radar processing of AIRSAR imagery from Los Angeles basin region 

    Hedrick, Andrew T., 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Extracting useful information and intelligence from polarimetric interferometric synthetic aperture radar (PolInSAR) data involves a variety of highly sophisticated processing methods. To aid in the advancement of efficient ...
  • Fall detection using acoustic features and one class classifiers 

    Mahnot, Abhishek (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    With the increasing of elderly population, there are more and more health problems occurring in everyday activities among this group of people. An investigation shows many elderly people get injures or trigger more serious ...
  • PRIMEGENSv2: a service based platform using object oriented model view controller design pattern 

    Ojha, Muneendra (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    There are a number of tools and software packages dealing with the problem of efficient primer and probe design. In an era of fast paced research it is rather difficult for any researcher to change their favorite tool. So ...
  • Multi-source ontology-based maize phenotype search engine 

    Green, Jason Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In the midst of this genomics era, major plant genome databases are collecting massive amounts of heterogeneous information, including sequence data, gene product information, as well as images and descriptions of mutant ...
  • The isolation of Western society from the revelations of nature 

    Selburg, John (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    My people have become disconnected from Nature. I live in Western society, which is a monetary-based, globalizing, technological empire that is occupying many of the world's cultures and quickly absorbing the rest. Western ...
  • Architecting the spatial enablement of a film location database for enhanced geographic analysis and query 

    Dickinson, Matthew G. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The Missouri Film Commission hosts data and resources that producers of film and video need in order to choose locations. This data includes only text-based information with addresses being an example. This web-based film ...
  • Influence of gamma irradiation on chemical vapor deposited boron-doped diamond films 

    Mulakaluri, Murali Kiran (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Carbon based materials such as graphite, fullerene, amorphous carbon and diamond in all forms and specifically doped diamond is of great interest owing to their several unsurpassable physical (mechanical, thermal, electrical, ...
  • Video adaptation for IPTV applications 

    Dong, Lina, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In recent years, with the growing popularity of inter-networking and digital video, there arises a trend of delivering television services using the Internet Protocol, (a.k.a. IPTV). Unlike in conventional television, where ...
  • MUPrimer: a tool for finding allele specific PCR-primers for homologous gene sequences 

    Ahmad, M. Mursaleen, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of specific regions of DNA has proven to be a powerful tool in molecular biology research. Synthetic short oligonucleotide DNA sequences (primers) provide specificity for the ...
  • Estimation and tracking of elder activity levels for health event prediction 

    Harvey, Nicholas M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Significant declines in quality of life for elders in assisted living communities are typically triggered by health events. Given the necessary information, such events can often be predicted, and thus, be avoided or reduced ...
  • Atmospheric effects on near-infrared free space optical communication links 

    Ikpe, Stanley A., 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    High-bandwidth optical communication systems are increasingly in demand. As radio frequency (RF) telecommunications approach its natural limit in bandwidth efficiency and long distance transmission, novel optical ...
  • Interactive DIF detection by HLM: does interacted DIF matter? 

    Zhao, Xinting, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is a test bias that describes the phenomena which measures the same performance level differently because they are from different groups. A fair test should eliminate items that contain ...
  • An ATP/EMTP model for the study of both normal and abnormal substation equipment operation 

    Hong, Wei, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In electric utility, overcurrent and overvoltage transients in switching operations often cause severe damage on the power system equipments. In this study, Alternative Transients Program -Electromagnetic Transients Program ...
  • Fall detection using sound sensors 

    Li, Yun, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    More than 1/3 of adults aged 65 and older fall each year in the US. The fall causes injures or serious health problems which have the related medical cost of $19 billion. Since many falls are not reported, this may be an ...
  • The effect of father involvement on adolescents' academic performance 

    Chen, Haiqin, 1974- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), this study investigated the academic performance of adolescents who had different type of fathers. Adolescents with their biological fathers ...
  • Teaching English language learners scale (TELLS): initial development 

    Strawsine, Megan, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This paper describes the development of a scale to measure mainstream teachers' self-efficacy beliefs for teaching ELL (English Language Learner) students. Data were collected from 150 K through 12 teachers and pre-service ...
  • A compact representation for 3D animation using octrees and affine transformation 

    Wang, Youyou, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    We present a new and compact 3D representation for non-rigid objects using motion vectors between two consecutive frames. Our method relies on an Octree to recursively partition the object into smaller parts. Each part is ...
  • Adaptive temporal difference learning of spatial memory in the water maze task 

    Stone, Erik E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The goal of this work was to evaluate the performance of a biologically inspired Temporal Difference (TD) approach to the learning of spatial memory for a robot in a dry version of the Morris water maze task. The Morris ...
  • Cellular neural network virtual machine for graphics hardware with applications in image processing 

    Dolan, Ryanne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The inherent massive parallelism of cellular neural networks makes them an ideal computational platform for kernel-based algorithms and image processing. General-purpose GPUs provide similar massive parallelism, but it can ...
  • MizzouSMP 

    Nash, Sean (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This paper covers the implementation of a 32 Bit RISC multiprocessor MizzouSMP. It was developed from MizzouRisc, simulated on Aldec Active HDL, implemented on a Altera DE2 board. The MizzouSMP core can be configured to ...

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