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Microwave and optical sensor fusion for the shape extraction of three-dimensional space objects
Two sensors that have been proposed for use on a space robot are cameras and radar. Considered individually, neither of these sensors provides enough information for a computer to derive a good surface description of a ...
A physically motivated reduced-order modal energy technique for ARMA spectrum estimation
A reduced-order modal energy (ROME) technique for spectrum estimation is introduced. In this technique the transfer function of a higher-order autoregressive (AR) model of a power spectrum is decomposed into partial ...
Change detection using types for non-stationary processes
Space shuttle operation requires the monitoring of a large number of stationary signals in the search for "anomalies." This problem amounts to determining whether a change has occurred in a signal having a partially known ...
Issues in myoelectric teleoperation of complex artificial hands
This dissertation introduces a novel method of teleoperation of complex anthropomorphic robotic hands: converting the myoelectric signal generated by an operator's muscles during movement into robot commands replicating ...
Genetic algorithm tuning of a fuzzy logic controller for a dynamic system
This thesis describes the use of the genetic algorithm to facilitate the design process of a fuzzy logic based controller. The basic mechanics of both the fuzzy logic control system and the genetic algorithm are presented ...
Development of an ion/electron plasma spectrometer
This thesis details the development of the Miniaturized Electrostatic DUal top-hat Spherical Analyzer (MEDUSA) instrument, including calibration, simulation, and data processing software. MEDUSA combines two-species ...