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Optimal Dynamic Production Policy: The Case of a Large Oil Field in Saudi Arabia
(2004)We model the optimal dynamic oil production decisions for a stylized oilfield resembling the largest developed light oil field in Saudi Arabia, Ghawar. We use data from a number of sources to estimate the cost and revenue ... 
Optimal Dynamic Production Policy: The Case of a Large Oil Field in Saudi Arabia
(2004)We model the optimal dynamic oil production decisions for a stylized oilfield resembling the largest developed light oil field in Saudi Arabia, Ghawar. We use data from a number of sources to estimate the cost and revenue ... 
OPTIMAL ESTIMATION FOR BANDLIMITED SIGNALS
(1979)The problem of estimation for bandlimited signals is investigated. The desired estimate is based on a finite number of time samples taken from a measurement interval of length T(,M). With no additional information, the ... 
Optimal Kernels for Nonstationary Spectral Estimation
(19950220)Current theories of a timevarying spectrum of a nonstationary process all involve, either by definition or by difficulties in estimation, an assumption that the signal statistics vary slowly over time. This restrictive ... 
Optimal Matrix Multiplication on Fault Tolerant VLSI Arrays
(198902)A faulttolerant array for matrix multiplication that explicitly incorporates mechanisms for easy testability and reconfigurability is described. All signals in the array travel only a constant distance (independent of ... 
Optimal openloop CMG maneuvers
(2002)In this thesis, a general method was developed to solve the momentumoptimal attitude command trajectory for a given reorientation. The solution method relied on converting a standard twopoint boundaryvalue problem to ... 
Optimal parallel 2D FIR digital filter with separable terms
(19970501)This paper completely solves the optimal Weighted Least Mean Square (WLMS) design problem using sums of separable terms. For any fixed number of separable terms (less than or equal to the rank of the unconstrained solution), ... 
Optimal Phase Kernels for TimeFrequency Analysis
(19960101)We consider the design of kernels for timefrequency distributions through the phase, rather than amplitude, response. While phase kernels do not attenuate troublesome crosscomponents, they can translate them in the ... 
Optimal Phase Kernels for TimeFrequency Analysis
(19960501)We consider the design of kernels for timefrequency distributions through the phase, rather than amplitude, response. While phase kernels do not attenuate troublesome crosscomponents, they can translate them in the ... 
OPTIMAL RECOVERY OF SIGNALS FROM LINEAR MEASUREMENTS AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE (EXTRAPOLATION, DETERMINISTIC, BANDLIMITED, SPECTRAL, ESTIMATION)
(1985)The problem of bandlimited extrapolation is studied in a general framework of estimation of a signal in an ellipsoidal signal class from the value of a linear transformation. The dissertation deals with finitelength ... 
Optimal Reduced Rank TimeFrequency/Time Scale Quadratic Detectors
(19960120)Optimal detectors based on timefrequency/timescale representations (TFRs/TSRs) admit a representation in terms of a bank of spectrograms/scalograms that yields a large class of detectors. These range from the conventional ... 
Optimal reorientation of spacecraft using only control moment gyroscopes
(2007)Spacecraft reorientation can require propellant even when using gyroscopes since these have momentum saturation limits at which control is lost until thrusters are fired to desaturate them. To eliminate this need and thereby ... 
Optimal Routing and Power Allocation for Wireless Networks with Imperfect FullDuplex Nodes
(20130724)We study a wireless fullduplex network with imperfect interference cancellation and solve the routing and power allocation problem in this network. We use a model that focuses on the effects of fullduplex by including ... 
Optimal Sampling Strategies for Multiscale Models with Application to Network Traffic Estimation
(20031001)This paper considers the problem of determining which set of 2<sup><i>p</i></sup> leaf nodes on a binary multiscale tree model of depth N (<i>N</i>><i>p</i>) gives the best linear minimum meansquared estimator of the ... 
Optimal Sampling Strategies for Multiscale Stochastic Processes
(20041201)This paper studies multiscale stochastic processes which are random processes organized on the nodes of a tree. The random variables at different levels on the tree represent time series of samples of a stochastic process ... 
Optimal Sampling Strategies for Multiscale Stochastic Processes
(20060115)In this paper, we determine which nonrandom sampling of fixed size gives the best linear predictor of the sum of a finite spatial population. We employ different multiscale superpopulation models and use the minimum ... 
Optimal sensor placement for parameter identification
(2007)This thesis surveys methods for determining sensor locations which maximize the achievable accuracy in parameter estimation of differential equations. The approach considers the placement of sensors as an experimental ... 
Optimal Signaling Strategies for Symmetric and Asymmetric BitRate Communication Services in the Presence of Crosstalk
(19990115)We have invented a new modem technology for transmitting data on conventional telephone lines (twisted pairs) at high speeds. This discovery is timely, as new standards are being developed for this Digital Subscriber Line ... 
Optimal signaling techniques for crosstalkdominated communication channels
(2000)In many communication systems, multiple users share a precious resourcetransmission bandwidth. Proximity of user channels and suboptimal usage of transmission bandwidth leads to significant multiuser interference or ... 
Optimal starting conditions for the rendezvous maneuver: Analytical and computational approach
(2008)The threedimensional rendezvous between two spacecraft is considered: a target spacecraft on a circular orbit around the Earth and a chaser spacecraft initially on some elliptical orbit yet to be determined. The chaser ... 
Optimal stimulus coding by neural populations using rate codes
(20020920)We create a framework based on Fisher information for determining the most effective population coding scheme for representing a continuousvalued stimulus attribute over its entire range. Using this scheme, we derive ... 
OPTIMAL TRAJECTORIES FOR AEROASSISTED, NONCOPLANAR ORBITAL TRANSFER
(1987)This thesis considers both classical and minimax problems of optimal control arising in the study of noncoplanar, aeroassisted orbital transfer. The maneuver considered involves the transfer from a high planetary orbit to ... 
Optimal trajectories for hypervelocity flight
(1989)This thesis discusses optimal trajectories for hypervelocity flight of interest in aeroassisted orbital transfer. Both coplanar orbital transfer and noncoplanar orbital transfer are studied. For these cases, the GEOtoLEO ... 
Optimal trajectories for the aeroassisted flight experiment
(1993)The aeroassisted flight experiment (AFE) is to simulate a transfer from a geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) to a low Earth orbit (LEO). Specifically, the AFE spacecraft is released from the Space Shuttle and is accelerated ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication in the Presence of Crosstalk
(19990601)This paper presents a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for symmetric bitrate communication services dominated by crosstalk, in particular Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services such as the proposed ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication in the Presence of Crosstalk and Imperfect Echo Cancellation
(20011101)In many communication systems, including Digital Subscriber Lines, performance is severely limited by crosstalk interference. Previous work has presented a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication in the Presence of Crosstalk and Imperfect Echo Cancellation
(20010901)In many communication systems, including Digital Subscriber Lines, performance is severely limited by crosstalk interference. Previous work has presented a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication on Digital Subscriber Lines
(19990201)This paper presents a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for symmetric bitrate communication services dominated by crosstalk, in particular Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services such as the proposed ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for HDSL2
(19980115)We present a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for the HDSL2 service. Using the channel and interference transfer functions and SNR estimates, we set up and solve an optimization problem to maximize ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for HDSL2 under a Peak FrequencyDomain Power Constraint
(19980115)We present a technique for designing optimal transmit spectra for the HDSL2 service subject to a peak power constraint in the frequency domain. The peak power constraint might be imposed either due to engineering considerations ... 
Optimal wavelets for signal decomposition and the existence of scale limited signals
(19920520)Wavelet methods give a flexible alternative to Fourier methods in nonstationary signal analysis. The concept of <i>bandlimitedness</i> plays a fundamental role in Fourier analysis. Since wavelet theory replaces ... 
Optimal wavelets for signal decomposition and the existence of scale limited signals
(19920115)Wavelet methods give a flexible alternative to Fourier methods in nonstationary signal analysis. The concept of <i>bandlimitedness</i> plays a fundamental role in Fourier analysis. Since wavelet theory replaces ... 
Optimally Weighted Highpass Filters using Multiscale Analysis
(19960401)An obvious approach to image enhancement is to sharpen bright regions of an image more than darker regions. One very simple method to accomplish this is to weight the amount of highpass filtering proportional to the local ... 
Optimistic computation
(1990)An optimistic computation is a computation that makes guesses about its future behavior, then proceeds with execution based on these guesses before they can be verified. Optimistic computations guess data values before ... 
Optimization
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Optimization for parameter estimation with application to transmission electron microscopy
(2000)We consider a parameter estimation problem for an important model in structural molecular biology. We propose two new mathematical formulations for the problem as constrained nonlinear leastsquares problems, develop a ... 
Optimization governed by stochastic partial differential equations
(2010)This thesis provides a rigorous framework for the solution of stochastic elliptic partial differential equation (SPDE) constrained optimization problems. In modeling physical processes with differential equations, much of ... 
Optimization of control system with time lag
(1962)The integralsquare value of the error in the output to a general second order linear system disturbed by a unit impulse was calculated. The condition that this integral be a minimum was considered to be an indication of ... 
Optimization of cryogen spray cooling: Increasing epidermal protection during cutaneous laser procedures
(2004)Cryogen spray cooling (CSC) is an effective method to minimize epidermal damage during laser treatment of various cutaneous anomalies such as port wine stains (PWS). We examined the mechanism of heat removal by CSC from ... 
Optimization of evaporative cooling
(1997)Recent experiments have used forced evaporative cooling to produce BoseEinstein condensation in dilute gases. The evaporative cooling process can be optimized to provide the maximum phasespace density with a specified ... 
Optimization of flight trajectories in a threedimensional model of windshear flow field
(1992)This thesis is concerned with the optimal flight trajectories in the presence of a threedimensional windshear. Both the takeoff and abort landing problems are studied. A mathematical model of a threedimensional windshear ... 
OPTIMIZATION OF FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMS
(1982)The functional programming style describes computations concisely. The applicative nature of functional programs allows careful analysis of these calculations for optimization. Efficient execution can be achieved by replacing ... 
Optimization of interplanetary trajectories to Mars via electrical propulsion
(2005)Although chemical rocket propulsion is widely used in space transportation, large amounts of propellant mass limit designs for spacecraft missions to Mars. Electrical propulsion, which requires a smaller propellant load, ... 
Optimization of Microfluidic, Point of Care, FlowThrough, BeadBased Microarrays: Towards Affordable Healthcare
(20121012)Recently, there has been much interest on the development of affordable, portable diagnostic devices for the detection of a wide range of analytes. Advancements in microfluidics and miniaturization bring promise for their ... 
Optimization of nanoshell mixtures for solar applications
(2006)The plasmon resonance in metallic nanoshells can be used to efficiently harvest solar energy and convert it into thermal or electronic form. Possible applications include improved optical coupling into silicon photodiodes, ... 
Optimization of novel developments in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging
(2012)Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a widely used imaging modality for diagnosing patients with cancer. Recently, there have been three novel developments in PET imaging aiming to increase PET image quality and quantification. ... 
Optimization of PAMAMgold nanoparticle conjugation for gene therapy
(2014)The development of efficient and biocompatible nonviral vectors for gene therapy remains a great challenge, and exploiting the properties of both nanoparticle carriers and cationic polymers is an attractive approach. In ... 
Optimization of predictive energy landscapes for membrane and globular protein structure prediction
(20151009)This thesis discusses recent results using the Associativememory, Watermediated, Structure and Energy Model (AWSEM), an optimized, coarsegrained molecular dynamics model. AWSEM and its membrane protein extension, ... 
Optimization of shell structure acoustics
(2010)This thesis analyzes a mathematical model for shell structure acoustics, and develops and implements the adjoint equations for this model. The adjoint equations allow the computation of derivatives with respect to large ... 
OPTIMIZATION OF STEEL BEAMCOLUMNS
(1969) 
Optimization of the nanoshell geometry for plasmon enhanced fluorescence
(2007)Metal nanoshells possess plasmon resonances that are controlled by the geometry of the nanoparticle. Because nanoshell plasmon resonances can be readily predicted by the plasmon hybridization model or Mie scattering theory, ... 
Optimization of Thruster Configuration for Swimming Robots
(20150226)This thesis presents a design method of thruster configuration for swimming robots. This method can be used to analyze and optimize a given set of thruster configurations using three mathematical indices of measure. These ...