Real-Time Heart Model For Implantable Cardiac Device Validation And Verification, 2012 University of Pennsylvania
Real-Time Heart Model For Implantable Cardiac Device Validation And Verification, Zhihao Jiang, Miroslav Pajic, Allison T. Connolly, Sanjay Dixit, Rahul Mangharam
Designing bug-free medical device software is difficult, especially in complex implantable devices that may be used in unanticipated contexts. Safety recalls of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators due to firmware problems between 1990 and 2000 affected over 200,000 devices, comprising 41% of the devices recalled and are increasing in frequency. There is currently no formal methodology or open experimental platform to validate and verify the correct operation of medical device software. To this effect, a real-time Virtual Heart Model (VHM) has been developed to model the electrophysiological operation of the functioning (i.e. during normal sinus rhythm) and malfunctioning ...
Tone-2 Tones Discrimination Task Comparing Audio And Haptics, 2012 Marshall University
Tone-2 Tones Discrimination Task Comparing Audio And Haptics, Lorenzo Picinali, Christopher Feakes, Davide Andrea Mauro, Brian F. G. Katz
Weisberg Division of Computer Science Faculty Research
To investigating the capabilities of human beings to differentiate between tactile-vibratory stimuli with the same fundamental frequency but with different spectral content, this study concerns discrimination tasks comparing audio and haptic performances. Using an up-down 1 dB step adaptive procedure, the experimental protocol consists of measuring the discrimination threshold between a pure tone signal and a stimulus composed of two concurrent pure tones, changing the amplitude and frequency of the second tone. The task is performed employing exactly the same experimental apparatus (computer, AD-DA converters, amplifiers and drivers) for both audio and tactile modalities. The results show that it is ...
Primitivec-Adl: Primitive Component Architecture Description Language, 2012 Technological University Dublin
Primitivec-Adl: Primitive Component Architecture Description Language, Basel Magableh
In this paper, we introduce an architecture descrip- tion language (ADL) for PCOMs (a context oriented component model). The language is described at three levels: (1) Building blocks (PCOMs context oriented components types) (2) Connec- tors, which connect components externally and internally, and (3) Architectural Configuration, which includes a full description of composition and decomposition mechanisms.
The contribution is designing ADL. That supports context- orinted component by providing new architecture elements, which fulfil the requirements of designing context oriented component based applications. Context oriented component is a behavioural unit composed of static parts and dynamic parts. A PCOMs component model ...
Enhancing Reliability In Passive Anti-Islanding Protection Schemes For Distribution Systems With Distributed Generation, 2012 The University of Western Ontario
Enhancing Reliability In Passive Anti-Islanding Protection Schemes For Distribution Systems With Distributed Generation, Mohsen Sheikholeslamzadeh
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This thesis introduces a new approach to enhance the reliability of conventional passive anti-islanding protection scheme in distribution systems embedding distributed generation. This approach uses an Islanding-Dedicated System (IDS) per phase which will be logically combined with the conventional scheme, either in blocking or permissive modes. Each phase IDS is designed based on data mining techniques. The use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) enables to reach higher accuracy and speed among other data mining techniques. The proposed scheme is trained and tested on a practical radial distribution system with six-1.67 MW Doubly-Fed Induction Generators (DFIG-DGs) wind turbines. Various scenarios ...
Tweeting For Learning: A Critical Analysis Of Research On Microblogging In Education Published In 2008-2011, 2012 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
Tweeting For Learning: A Critical Analysis Of Research On Microblogging In Education Published In 2008-2011, Fei Gao, Tian Luo, Ke Zhang
Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications
This study critically analyzed the current body of published research on microblogging in education (MIE) to build a deep and comprehensive understanding of this increasingly popular phenomenon. Twenty-one studies on MIE in 2008-2011 were selected based on the selection criteria and analyzed to answer the following questions: (a) What types of research have been published on MIE? (b) How was microblogging used for teaching and learning in these studies? (c) What educational benefits did microblogging have on teaching and learning? and (d) What suggestions and implications did the current research have for future MIE research and practices? The analysis suggested ...
Analysis And Implementation Of A High-Order Reconstruction Algorithm For An Unstructured Finite Volume Flow Solver, 2012 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Analysis And Implementation Of A High-Order Reconstruction Algorithm For An Unstructured Finite Volume Flow Solver, Shane Edmond Sawyer
Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations
A high-order scheme is examined an implemented in an unstructured solver. The motivation for this researcher is driven by research goals to simulate field equations, particularly those of fluid dynamics, with high fidelity. High-order schemes overcome computational limitations by computing comparable solutions on grids that are coarser than grids required by a second-order flow solver. The scheme was chosen based on two criteria. The first being that it is well documented in the literature for two-dimensional flow solvers. The second is that the scheme is extendable to the framework used in the Tenasi flow solver developed at the University of ...
Mesh Generation Using A Correspondence Distance Field, 2012 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Mesh Generation Using A Correspondence Distance Field, Nicholas Szapiro
Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations
The central tool of this work is a correspondence distance field to discrete surface points embedded within a quadtree data structure. The theory, development, and implementation of the distance field tool are described, and two main applications to two-dimensional mesh generation are presented with extension to three-dimensional capabilities in mind. First is a method for surface-oriented mesh generation from a sufficiently dense set of discrete surface points without connectivity information. Contour levels of distance from the body are specified and correspondences oriented normally to the contours are created. Regions of merging fronts inside and between objects are detected in the ...
A Validation Study Of The Amp Nuclear Fuel Performance Code, 2012 University of Tennessee
A Validation Study Of The Amp Nuclear Fuel Performance Code, Aaron Martin Phillippe
The Advanced Multi-Physics (AMP) Fuel Performance Code is a fully coupled, 3-dimensional (3D) code currently in development at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the purposes of advanced fuel performance evaluation and simulation. The purpose of this study was to investigate and examine the capabilities of AMP, as developed so far, in thermo-mechanical evaluations of experimental benchmark data. The IFA-432 and IFA-597 datasets from the Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA) International Fuel Performance Experiments (IFPE) database were examined, and a code-to-code comparison made against FRAPCON-3.4, a one dimensional (1D) code used by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for ...
Efficient Algorithms For Fast Integration On Large Data Sets From Multiple Sources, 2012 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Efficient Algorithms For Fast Integration On Large Data Sets From Multiple Sources, Tian Mi, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Robert H. Aseltine
Open Access Author Fund Awardees' Articles
Recent large scale deployments of health information technology have created opportunities for the integration of patient medical records with disparate public health, human service, and educational databases to provide comprehensive information related to health and development. Data integration techniques, which identify records belonging to the same individual that reside in multiple data sets, are essential to these efforts. Several algorithms have been proposed in the literatures that are adept in integrating records from two different datasets. Our algorithms are aimed at integrating multiple (in particular more than two) datasets efficiently.
Hierarchical clustering based solutions are used to integrate ...
Real-Time Musical Analysis Of Polyphonic Guitar Audio, 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Real-Time Musical Analysis Of Polyphonic Guitar Audio, John E. Hartquist
Master's Theses and Project Reports
In this thesis, we analyze the audio signal of a guitar to extract musical data in real-time. Specifically, the pitch and octave of notes and chords are displayed over time. Previous work has shown that non-negative matrix factorization is an effective method for classifying the pitches of simultaneous notes. We explore the effect of window size, hop length, and other parameters to maximize the resolution and accuracy of the output.
Other groups have required prerecorded note samples to build a library of note templates to search for. We automate this step and compute the library at run-time, tuning it specifically ...
Development And Verification Of A Navier-Stokes Solver With Vorticity Confinement Using Openfoam, 2012 University of Tennessee
Development And Verification Of A Navier-Stokes Solver With Vorticity Confinement Using Openfoam, Austin Barrett Kimbrell
Vorticity Confinement (VC) is a numerical technique which enhances computation of fluid flows by acting as negative diffusion within the limit of vortical regions, preventing the inherent numerical dissipation present with conventional methods. VC shares similarities with large eddy simulation (LES), but its behavior is based on a stable negative dissipation of vortical structures controlled by the automatic balance between two parameters, μ [mu] and ε [epsilon].
In this thesis, three-dimensional, parallel-computing Navier-Stokes solvers with VC are developed using the OpenFOAM computational framework. OpenFOAM is an open-source collection of C++ libraries developed for computational fluid dynamics. Object-oriented programming concepts are ...
Vibration Of Carbon Nano-Structures, 2012 The University of Western Ontario
Vibration Of Carbon Nano-Structures, Sina Arghavan
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
In this thesis, first the fundamental characterizations of carbon nano-structures and basic atomistic models of the carbon nanotubes and graphitic sheets are reviewed extensively. Different simulation methods used in this field of study are discussed critically. Advantages and shortfalls of each method are reported in detail. A new structural approach based on the lattice atomic structure is selected as an accurate and efficient model for simulating carbon nano-structures. This method is used comprehensively in the present work along with continuous shell and plate theories to study the mechanical and vibrational characteristics of single-walled carbon nanotubes and single and multi-layered graphene ...
The Implementation Of A Visco-Hyperelastic Numerical Material Model For Simulating The Behaviour Of Polymer Foam Materials, 2012 Dublin Institute of Technology
The Implementation Of A Visco-Hyperelastic Numerical Material Model For Simulating The Behaviour Of Polymer Foam Materials, Conor Briody, Barry Duignan, Stephen Jerrams, John Tiernan
Polyurethane foam has been in use for some time in wheelchair seating systems as it offers good pressure relieving capabilities in most cases. However, little characterisation work has gone into seating foam materials by comparison with conventional elastomeric materials. Accurate material models could allow better prediction of foam in-service behaviour, which could potentially improve seating design practises. The objective of this work was to develop an approach for the validation of hyperelastic and viscoelastic material model parameters used to simulate polyurethane foam behaviour. Material parameters were identified from relevant test procedures and implemented in a Finite Element simulation of an ...
Polaris: Getting Accurate Indoor Orientations For Mobile Devices Using Ubiquitous Visual Patterns On Ceilings, 2012 Carnegie Mellon University
Polaris: Getting Accurate Indoor Orientations For Mobile Devices Using Ubiquitous Visual Patterns On Ceilings, Zheng Sun
Ubiquitous computing applications commonly use digital compass sensors to obtain orientation of a device relative to the magnetic north of the earth. However, these compass readings are always prone to significant errors in indoor environments due to presence of metallic objects in close proximity. Such errors can adversely affect the performance and quality of user experience of the applications utilizing digital compass sensors.
In this paper, we propose Polaris, a novel approach to provide reliable orientation information for mobile devices in indoor environments. Polaris achieves this by aggregating pictures of the ceiling of an indoor environment and applies computer vision ...
Relative Performance Of Mutual Information Estimation Methods For Quantifying The Dependence Among Short And Noisy Data, 2012 Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University of South Florida
Relative Performance Of Mutual Information Estimation Methods For Quantifying The Dependence Among Short And Noisy Data, Shiraj Khan, Sharba Bandyopadhyay, Auroop R. Ganguly, Sunil Saigal, David J. Erickson Iii, Vladimir Protopopescu, George Ostrouchov
Auroop R. Ganguly
Commonly used dependence measures, such as linear correlation, cross-correlogram, or Kendall's τ, cannot capture the complete dependence structure in data unless the structure is restricted to linear, periodic, or monotonic. Mutual information (MI) has been frequently utilized for capturing the complete dependence structure including nonlinear dependence. Recently, several methods have been proposed for the MI estimation, such as kernel density estimators (KDEs), k-nearest neighbors (KNNs), Edgeworth approximation of differential entropy, and adaptive partitioning of the XY plane. However, outstanding gaps in the current literature have precluded the ability to effectively automate these methods, which, in turn, have caused limited ...
Effective Calculation Of Multiple Solutions Of Mixed Convection In A Porous Medium, 2012 Imam Khomeini International University
Effective Calculation Of Multiple Solutions Of Mixed Convection In A Porous Medium, Saeid Abbasbandy, E. Shivanian
This paper considers an important model of boundary value problem with a condition at infinity namely combined free and forced convection over a plane of arbitrary shape embedded in a fluid-saturated porous medium; this model admits dual solutions, and uses a technique, which is to some extent modification of homotopy analysis method (HAM), in order to obtain dual solutions analytically with high accuracy.
Comparing Qos Of Dsdv And Aodv Routing Protocols In Vehicular Network, 2012 University of Malaya
Comparing Qos Of Dsdv And Aodv Routing Protocols In Vehicular Network, Aref Hassanpour, Hooman Hoodeh, Amirhossein Zarrinnegar, Arsalan Emami, Rafidah Md Noor
With the advance of Vehicular ad-hoc network, routing protocol has become one of the most important issues in transmitting data among Vehicles. The two routing protocol are DSDV and AODV which DSDV is known as a novel approach in proactive system; however, AODV has good performance in reactive system. In this paper, we compare the efficiency between DSDV & AODV in terms of packet-loss, end-to-end delay and throughput based on given scenarios. The comparison has implemented in various speeds for acquiring result with higher performance. The speeds consist of 5, 20 and 40km/s. then we analyze the explicit results according ...
Adaptive Kriging Controller Design For Hypersonic Flight Vehicle Via Back-Stepping, 2012 Northwestern Polytechnical University
Adaptive Kriging Controller Design For Hypersonic Flight Vehicle Via Back-Stepping, Bin Xu
No abstract provided.
Direct Neural Discrete Control Of Hypersonic Flight Vehicle, 2012 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Direct Neural Discrete Control Of Hypersonic Flight Vehicle, Bin Xu
No abstract provided.
Ogólnotechniczne Podstawy Biotechnologii Z Elementami Grafiki Inżynierskiej Ćw., 2012 Wroclaw University of Technology
Ogólnotechniczne Podstawy Biotechnologii Z Elementami Grafiki Inżynierskiej Ćw., Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.