A general framework for denoising phaseless diffraction measurements

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We propose a general framework to recover underlying images from noisy phaseless diffraction measurements based on the alternating directional method of multipliers and the plug-and-play technique. The algorithm consists of three-step iterations: Continue reading

The Effect of Personal Familiarity on the Speed of Face Recognition

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While previous studies have explored the effects of familiarity on various kinds of visual face judgments, the role of familiarity in face processing is not fully understood. Here, we examine the effect of real-world personal familiarity in three simple Continue reading

A Portable MATLAB Front-end for Tiled Microprocessors

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Recently, microprocessor architects have redirected their attention from improving clock frequency to exploiting large-scale parallelism on multi-core processors as a means of continuing Moore’s Law. Tiled multi-core processors are one such class Continue reading

A pattern recognition method for electronic noses based on an olfactory neural network

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Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are generally considered as the most promising pattern recognition method to process the signals from a chemical sensor array of electronic noses, which makes the system more bionics. This paper presents a chaotic Continue reading

Detection of Breathing and Infant Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a condition where people pause while breathing in their sleep; this can be of great concern for infants and premature babies. Current monitoring systems either require physical attachment to a user or may be unreliable. This project is Continue reading

Design, Characterization and Application of a Multiple Input Stethoscope Apparatus

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For this project, the design, implementation, characterization, calibration and possible applications of a multiple transducer stethoscope apparatus were investigated. The multi-transducer sensor array design consists of five standard stethoscope Continue reading

Scaled Synthetic Aperture Radar System Development

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems generate two dimensional images of a target area using RF energy as opposed to light waves used by cameras. When cloud cover or other optical obstructions prevent camera imaging over a target area, SAR Continue reading

Development of Electronics, Software, and Graphical User Control Interface for a Wall-climbing Robot

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The objective for this project is to investigate various electrical and software means of control to support and advance the development of a novel vacuum adhesion system for a wall-climbing robot. The design and implementation of custom electronics and a Continue reading