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  • Advanced feature based techniques for landmine detection using ground penetrating radar 

    Ma, Zhenhua (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Land mine detection is an important and yet challenging problem that remains to be solved. It is not only a problem for military, but also for humanitarian concern. The goal of this research is to propose some techniques ...
  • Cognitive radios: spectrum sensing issues 

    Kataria, Amit, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Cognitive Radio can smartly sense and adapts with the changing environment by altering its transmitting parameters, such as modulation, frequency, frame format etc. The main challenges with cognitive radios are that it ...
  • Collision free path planning algorithms for robot navigation problem 

    Han, Kyung Min, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Path planning problem, including maze navigation is a challenging topic in robotics. Indeed, a significant amount of research has been devoted to this problem in recent years. Genetic algorithm is a popular approach that ...
  • Computational modeling of sensory circuitry in the nucleus tractus solitarii from arterial baroreceptor and somatosensory inputs 

    Gummadavalli, Pavan Kumar (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Baroreflex function regulates the arterial blood pressure in our body. The baroreflex is considered to be an integrated negative feedback system. NTS (Nucleus tractus solitarius) is one of key subsystems in this baroreflex ...
  • Computational neural modeling at the cellular and network levels: two case studies 

    Pendyam, Sandeep (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Computational neuroscience provides tools to abstract and generalize principles of neuronal functions using mathematics, with applicability to the entire neuroscience spectrum. Problems at two levels of the neuroscience ...
  • Design and fabrication of one and two axis nickel electroplated micromirror array 

    Tondapu, Karthik (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] MEMS based micromirror devices are gaining importance at a steady pace in the applications related to optical communications and display technology. ...
  • The development of electrohydraulic steering control system for off-road vehicle automatic guidance 

    Dong, Zhilin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The researches in this thesis focus on the development of computer controlled electrohydraulic steering control system for off-road vehicle automatic ...
  • Electromagnetic effects on soybeans 

    Parsi, Nikhil (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    In this study we have exposed different varieties of soybean seeds to electromagnetic (EM) radiation at a frequency other than that of light. The objective was to determine changes in the germination rate, if any, under ...
  • Embedded system design and power-rate-distortion optimization for video encoding under energy constraints 

    Cheng, Wenye (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The portable devices used in video communication application are powered by batteries. Video encoding schemes, however, are often computationally intensive and energy-demanding, even after being fully optimized with existing ...
  • Flashover prevention on polystyrene high voltage insulators in a vacuum 

    Benwell, Andrew L., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Increasing performance of vacuum insulator barriers is a common goal in large pulsed power systems. Insulator performance is continually being improved while new methods are developed. Triple point shielding techniques ...
  • Fuzzified scoring of the functional assessment instrument 

    Wang, Shuang, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This thesis describes the application of fuzzy logic to the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) test, a series of timed physical activities that have been created to evaluate, physical functional performance for both ...
  • Improved contact design for the SiC photo-switch used in high power applications 

    Fessler, Christopher Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Silicon Carbide (SiC) has a bulk dielectric strength of 3000 kV/cm, thermal conductivity of 4.9 W/(cm-K), and high tensile strength. It is considered the most promising photo-switching material that can enable the fielding ...
  • Improving performance for adaptive filtering with voice applications 

    Oddiraju, Swetha, 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Adaptive filtering is a common solution to many signal processing applications in which the environments are time varying. Its performance is limited ...
  • Localization of wireless sensor networks using multidimensional scaling 

    Tulabandula, Sridhar (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Wireless sensor networks found their way into a broad variety of applications including industrial automation, medical applications, highway monitoring, habitat monitoring, military applications, environmental applications, ...
  • A MEMS based Coulter counter for cell sizing 

    Korampally, Madhuri (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Detection and classification of cells forms an important aspect of medical research in diagnosing diseases and finding remedies at the cellular level. Miniaturized cell detecting devices are desirable not only for on site ...
  • Near field microwave imaging techniques for embedded object detection and shape reconstruction 

    Tantong, Somsak, 1974- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    A method for the detection, imaging and reconstruction of an embedded object through the application of a near field, frequency-synthesized microwave pulse is described. The work describes an alternate detection and ...
  • Optically triggered thyristor for capacitor discharge applications 

    Kotha, Manasa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    An investigation of the use of light to trigger semiconductor thyristors for capacitor discharge applications has been conducted. The investigation consisted of a technical literature and background search, design and ...
  • Practical experiments and simulations for nuclear safeguards education 

    Ball, John M., 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Recently the University of Missouri-Columbia has implemented a Nuclear Safeguards graduate certificate to help satisfy the need for increased accountability in the growing field of nuclear technology. In order to fulfill ...
  • Processing of photosensitive PDMS for biosensing 

    Murali, Vinodh (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The processing of photosensitive PDMS for applications in biosensing has been discussed in this thesis. Identification and quantitative analysis of ...
  • Robust motion estimation techniques 

    Jaganathan, Venkata Krishnan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Motion estimation is a very important step in many video processing tasks, including video compression, object tracking, and etc. A video may experience ...