Increasing availability of genomic data and sophistication of analytical methodology in fungi has elevated the need for functional genomics tools in these organisms. Gene deletion is a critical tool for functional analysis. The targeted deletion of genes requires both a suitable method for the trans...
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von Arnim Albrecht G
2009-05-01
Full Text Available Abstract Background Plant genome sequencing has resulted in the identification of a large number of uncharacterized genes. To investigate these unknown gene functions, several transient transformation systems have been developed as quick and convenient alternatives to the lengthy transgenic assay. These transient assays include biolistic bombardment, protoplast transfection and Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation, each having advantages and disadvantages depending on the research purposes. Results We present a novel transient assay based on cocultivation of young Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings with Agrobacterium tumefaciens in the presence of a surfactant which does not require any dedicated equipment and can be carried out within one week from sowing seeds to protein analysis. This Fast Agro-mediated Seedling Transformation (FAST was used successfully to express a wide variety of constructs driven by different promoters in Arabidopsis seedling cotyledons (but not roots in diverse genetic backgrounds. Localizations of three previously uncharacterized proteins were identified by cotransformation with fluorescent organelle markers. The FAST procedure requires minimal handling of seedlings and was also adaptable for use in 96-well plates. The high transformation efficiency of the FAST procedure enabled protein detection from eight transformed seedlings by immunoblotting. Protein-protein interaction, in this case HY5 homodimerization, was readily detected in FAST-treated seedlings with Förster resonance energy transfer and bimolecular fluorescence complementation techniques. Initial tests demonstrated that the FAST procedure can also be applied to other dicot and monocot species, including tobacco, tomato, rice and switchgrass. Conclusion The FAST system provides a rapid, efficient and economical assay of gene function in intact plants with minimal manual handling and without dedicated device. This method is potentially
Transform methods for solving partial differential equations
Duffy, Dean G
2004-01-01
Transform methods provide a bridge between the commonly used method of separation of variables and numerical techniques for solving linear partial differential equations. While in some ways similar to separation of variables, transform methods can be effective for a wider class of problems. Even when the inverse of the transform cannot be found analytically, numeric and asymptotic techniques now exist for their inversion, and because the problem retains some of its analytic aspect, one can gain greater physical insight than typically obtained from a purely numerical approach. Transform Methods for Solving Partial Differential Equations, Second Edition illustrates the use of Laplace, Fourier, and Hankel transforms to solve partial differential equations encountered in science and engineering. The author has expanded the second edition to provide a broader perspective on the applicability and use of transform methods and incorporated a number of significant refinements: New in the Second Edition: ·...
A noise measurement method for transformers
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A transformer manufacturer (Pauwels International in Mechelen, Belgium) and an automation firm (Simac Techniek in Veldhoven, Netherlands) developed a fast and simple method to measure the sound pressure of transformers, based on the method 'Triggered Intensity', part of the IEC-551 guideline. 5 figs
Lifetime estimation methods in power transformer insulation
Mohammad Ali Taghikhani
2012-01-01
Mineral oil in the power transformer has an important role in the cooling, insulation aging and chemical reactions such as oxidation. Oil temperature increases will cause quality loss. The oil should be regularly control in necessary time. Studies have been done on power transformers oils that are used in different age in Iranian power grid to identify the true relationship between age and other characteristics of power transformer oil. In this paper the first method to estimate the life of p...
DISCUSSION METHODS: MODIFICATION AND TRANSFORMATION
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Abbasova, A.A.
2016-03-01
Full Text Available This article is about how to the importance of selecting the optimal methods of stimulation and motivation to learn. In modern conditions it is very important that the teacher gave the students ready knowledge, and pointed the way for the acquisition of knowledge, taught to acquire knowledge. This requires the selection of effective forms of language and literature work with texts of different types and styles of speech, listening, speaking. In this regard, special attention should be given lessons of speech development. There is a special group of methods to stimulate the development of communicative competence. Among them, and the method of discussion, which is increasingly being used in the classroom in the Russian language
Nataf transformation based point estimate method
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LI HongShuang; L(U) ZhenZhou; YUAN XiuKai
2008-01-01
Structural probabilistic analysis quantifies the effect of input random variables, such as material proper-ties, geometrical parameters and loading conditions, on the structural responses. The point estimate method (PEM) is a direct and easy-used way to perform the structural probabilistic analysis in practice. In this paper, a novel and efficient point estimate method is proposed for computing the first four statistical moments of structural response which is a function of input random variables. The method adopts Nataf transformation to replace Rosenblatt transformation in conventional point estimate method. Because of the nature of engineering problems and limited statistical data, the joint probability density function (PDF) of all input random variables is hard to acquire, but it must be known in Rosenblatt transformation. A more common case is that the marginal PDF of each random variable and the correlation matrix are available, which just satisfy the service condition of Nataf transformation. Hence the Nataf transformation based point estimate method is particularly suitable for engineering applications. The comparison be-tween the proposed method and the conventional point estimate method shows that (1) they are equiva-lent when all random variables are mutually independent; (2) if the marginal PDFs and the correlation matrix are known, the conventional PEM cannot be applicable, but the proposed method can give a ra-tional approximation. Finally, the procedure is demonstrated in detail through a simple illustration.
Digital Autofocusing Method Based on Contourlet Transform
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2007-01-01
The autofocusing technique based on contourlet transform is discussed in this paper and an autofocusing method is proposed for images with much information in certain directions. The experimental results show that theproposed method can focus accurately and the sensitivity ratio is higher than that of the other autofocusing methods based on conventional image processing
Discrete fourier transform (DFT) analysis for applications using iterative transform methods
Dean, Bruce H. (Inventor)
2012-01-01
According to various embodiments, a method is provided for determining aberration data for an optical system. The method comprises collecting a data signal, and generating a pre-transformation algorithm. The data is pre-transformed by multiplying the data with the pre-transformation algorithm. A discrete Fourier transform of the pre-transformed data is performed in an iterative loop. The method further comprises back-transforming the data to generate aberration data.
Multiphase Transformer Modelling using Finite Element Method
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Nor Azizah Mohd Yusoff
2015-03-01
Full Text Available In the year of 1970 saw the starting invention of the five-phase motor as the milestone in advanced electric motor. Through the years, there are many researchers, which passionately worked towards developing for multiphase drive system. They developed a static transformation system to obtain a multiphase supply from the available three-phase supply. This idea gives an influence for further development in electric machines as an example; an efficient solution for bulk power transfer. This paper highlighted the detail descriptions that lead to five-phase supply with fixed voltage and frequency by using Finite-Element Method (FEM. Identifying of specification on a real transformer had been done before applied into software modeling. Therefore, Finite-Element Method provides clearly understandable in terms of visualize the geometry modeling, connection scheme and output waveform.
Transformation methods in the study of nonlinear partial differential equations
Sophocleous, Christodoulos
1991-01-01
Transformation methods are perhaps the most powerful analytic tool currently available in the study of nonlinear partial differential equations. Transformations may be classified into two categories: category I includes transformations of the dependent and independent variables of a given partial differential equation and category II additionally includes transformations of the derivatives of the dependent variables. In part I of this thesis our principal attention is focused on transform...
Transformative, Mixed Methods Checklist for Psychological Research with Mexican Americans
Canales, Genevieve
2013-01-01
This is a description of the creation of a research methods tool, the "Transformative, Mixed Methods Checklist for Psychological Research With Mexican Americans." For conducting literature reviews of and planning mixed methods studies with Mexican Americans, it contains evaluative criteria calling for transformative mixed methods, perspectives…
Performance analysis of image fusion methods in transform domain
Choi, Yoonsuk; Sharifahmadian, Ershad; Latifi, Shahram
2013-05-01
Image fusion involves merging two or more images in such a way as to retain the most desirable characteristics of each. There are various image fusion methods and they can be classified into three main categories: i) Spatial domain, ii) Transform domain, and iii) Statistical domain. We focus on the transform domain in this paper as spatial domain methods are primitive and statistical domain methods suffer from a significant increase of computational complexity. In the field of image fusion, performance analysis is important since the evaluation result gives valuable information which can be utilized in various applications, such as military, medical imaging, remote sensing, and so on. In this paper, we analyze and compare the performance of fusion methods based on four different transforms: i) wavelet transform, ii) curvelet transform, iii) contourlet transform and iv) nonsubsampled contourlet transform. Fusion framework and scheme are explained in detail, and two different sets of images are used in our experiments. Furthermore, various performance evaluation metrics are adopted to quantitatively analyze the fusion results. The comparison results show that the nonsubsampled contourlet transform method performs better than the other three methods. During the experiments, we also found out that the decomposition level of 3 showed the best fusion performance, and decomposition levels beyond level-3 did not significantly affect the fusion results.
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Gray John C
2006-11-01
Full Text Available Abstract Background The floral dip method of transformation by immersion of inflorescences in a suspension of Agrobacterium is the method of choice for Arabidopsis transformation. The presence of a marker, usually antibiotic- or herbicide-resistance, allows identification of transformed seedlings from untransformed seedlings. Seedling selection is a lengthy process which does not always lead to easily identifiable transformants. Selection for kanamycin-, phosphinothricin- and hygromycin B-resistance commonly takes 7–10 d and high seedling density and fungal contamination may result in failure to recover transformants. Results A method for identifying transformed seedlings in as little as 3.25 d has been developed. Arabidopsis T1 seeds obtained after floral dip transformation are plated on 1% agar containing MS medium and kanamycin, phosphinothricin or hygromycin B, as appropriate. After a 2-d stratification period, seeds are subjected to a regime of 4–6 h light, 48 h dark and 24 h light (3.25 d. Kanamycin-resistant and phosphinothricin-resistant seedlings are easily distinguished from non-resistant seedlings by green expanded cotyledons whereas non-resistant seedlings have pale unexpanded cotyledons. Seedlings grown on hygromycin B differ from those grown on kanamycin and phosphinothricin as both resistant and non-resistant seedlings are green. However, hygromycin B-resistant seedlings are easily identified as they have long hypocotyls (0.8–1.0 cm whereas non-resistant seedlings have short hypocotyls (0.2–0.4 cm. Conclusion The method presented here is an improvement on current selection methods as it allows quicker identification of transformed seedlings: transformed seedlings are easily discernable from non-transformants in as little as 3.25 d in comparison to the 7–10 d required for selection using current protocols.
Transformer winding defects identification based on a high frequency method
Florkowski, Marek; Furgał, Jakub
2007-09-01
The transformer diagnostic methods are systematically being improved and extended due to growing requirements for reliability of power systems in terms of uninterrupted power supply and avoidance of blackouts. Those methods are also driven by longer lifetime of transformers and demand for reduction of transmission and distribution costs. Hence, the detection of winding faults in transformers, both in exploitation or during transportation is an important aspect of power transformer failure prevention. The frequency response analysis method (FRA), more and more frequently used in electric power engineering, has been applied for investigations and signature analysis based on the admittance and transfer function. The paper presents a novel approach to the identification of typical transformer winding problems such as axial or radial movements or turn-to-turn faults. The proposed transfer function discrimination (TFD) criteria are based on the derived transfer function ratios, manifesting higher sensitivity.
Hough transform method for track finding in center drift chamber
Azmi, K. A. Mohammad Kamal; Wan Abdullah, W. A. T.; Ibrahim, Zainol Abidin
2016-01-01
Hough transform is a global tracking method used which had been expected to be faster approach for tracking the circular pattern of electron moving in Center Drift Chamber (CDC), by transforming the point of hit into a circular curve. This paper present the implementation of hough transform method for the reconstruction of tracks in Center Drift Chamber (CDC) which have been generated by random number in C language programming. Result from implementation of this method shows higher peak of circle parameter value (xc,yc,rc) that indicate the similarity value of the parameter needed for circular track in CDC for charged particles in the region of CDC.
Hough transform method for track finding in center drift chamber
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Azmi, K. A. Mohammad Kamal, E-mail: khasmidatul@siswa.um.edu.my; Wan Abdullah, W. A. T., E-mail: wat@um.edu.my; Ibrahim, Zainol Abidin [National Centre for Particle Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
2016-01-22
Hough transform is a global tracking method used which had been expected to be faster approach for tracking the circular pattern of electron moving in Center Drift Chamber (CDC), by transforming the point of hit into a circular curve. This paper present the implementation of hough transform method for the reconstruction of tracks in Center Drift Chamber (CDC) which have been generated by random number in C language programming. Result from implementation of this method shows higher peak of circle parameter value (xc,yc,rc) that indicate the similarity value of the parameter needed for circular track in CDC for charged particles in the region of CDC.
Hough transform method for track finding in center drift chamber
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Hough transform is a global tracking method used which had been expected to be faster approach for tracking the circular pattern of electron moving in Center Drift Chamber (CDC), by transforming the point of hit into a circular curve. This paper present the implementation of hough transform method for the reconstruction of tracks in Center Drift Chamber (CDC) which have been generated by random number in C language programming. Result from implementation of this method shows higher peak of circle parameter value (xc,yc,rc) that indicate the similarity value of the parameter needed for circular track in CDC for charged particles in the region of CDC
Direct Linear Transformation Method for Three-Dimensional Cinematography
Shapiro, Robert
1978-01-01
The ability of Direct Linear Transformation Method for three-dimensional cinematography to locate points in space was shown to meet the accuracy requirements associated with research on human movement. (JD)
Transformation methods for nonlinear partial differential equations
Edelen, Dominic GB
1992-01-01
The purpose of the book is to provide research workers in applied mathematics, physics, and engineering with practical geometric methods for solving systems of nonlinear partial differential equations. The first two chapters provide an introduction to the more or less classical results of Lie dealing with symmetries and similarity solutions. The results, however, are presented in the context of contact manifolds rather than the usual jet bundle formulation and provide a number of new conclusions. The remaining three chapters present essentially new methods of solution that are based on recent
Cell Phones Transform a Science Methods Course
Madden, Lauren
2012-01-01
A science methods instructor intentionally encouraged cell phone use for class work to discover how cell phones can be used as research tools to enhance the content and engage the students. The anecdotal evidence suggested that students who used their smartphones as research tools experienced the science content and pedagogical information…
Method for online measurement of optical current transformer onsite errors
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This paper describes a method for the online measurement of an optical current transformer (OCT) onsite errors comparing with a conventional electromagnetic current transformer (CT) as the reference transformer. The OCT under measurement is connected in series with the reference electromagnetic CT in the same line bay. The secondary output signals of the OCT and the electromagnetic CT are simultaneously collected and processed using a digital signal processing technique. The tests developed on a prototype clearly indicate that the method is very suitable for measuring errors of the OCT onsite without an interruption in the service. The onsite error characteristics of the OCT are analyzed, as well as the stability and repeatability. (paper)
A method for encapsulating high voltage power transformers
Sanchez, Robert O.
Voltage breakdowns become a major concern in reducing the size of high-voltage power converter transformers. Even the smallest of voids can provide a path for corona discharge which can cause a dielectric breakdown leading to a transformer failure. A method of encapsulating small high voltage transformers has been developed. The method virtually eliminates voids in the impregnation material, provides an exceptional dielectric between windings and provides a mechanically rugged package. The encapsulation material is a carboxyl terminated butadiene nitril (CTBN) modified mica filled epoxy. The method requires heat/vacuum to impregnate the coil and heat/pressure to cure the encapsulant. The transformer package utilizes a diallyl phthalate (DAP) contact assembly in which a coated core/coil assembly is mounted and soldered. This assembly is then loaded into an RTV mold and the encapsulation process begins.
A Secret Image Sharing Method Using Integer Wavelet Transform
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Li Ching-Chung
2007-01-01
Full Text Available A new image sharing method, based on the reversible integer-to-integer (ITI wavelet transform and Shamir's threshold scheme is presented, that provides highly compact shadows for real-time progressive transmission. This method, working in the wavelet domain, processes the transform coefficients in each subband, divides each of the resulting combination coefficients into shadows, and allows recovery of the complete secret image by using any or more shadows . We take advantages of properties of the wavelet transform multiresolution representation, such as coefficient magnitude decay and excellent energy compaction, to design combination procedures for the transform coefficients and processing sequences in wavelet subbands such that small shadows for real-time progressive transmission are obtained. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method yields small shadow images and has the capabilities of real-time progressive transmission and perfect reconstruction of secret images.
Analytical method for space-fractional telegraph equation by homotopy perturbation transform method
Prakash, Amit
2016-06-01
The object of the present article is to study spacefractional telegraph equation by fractional Homotopy perturbation transform method (FHPTM). The homotopy perturbation transform method is an innovative adjustment in Laplace transform algorithm. Three test examples are presented to show the efficiency of the proposed technique.
A New Method of Improving Transformer Restricted Earth Fault Protection
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KRSTIVOJEVIC, J. P.
2014-08-01
Full Text Available A new method of avoiding malfunctioning of the transformer restricted earth fault (REF protection is presented. Application of the proposed method would eliminate unnecessary operation of REF protection in the cases of faults outside protected zone of a transformer or a magnetizing inrush accompanied by current transformer (CT saturation. On the basis of laboratory measurements and simulations the paper presents a detailed performance assessment of the proposed method which is based on digital phase comparator. The obtained results show that the new method was stable and precise for all tested faults and that its application would allow making a clear and precise difference between an internal fault and: (i external fault or (ii magnetizing inrush. The proposed method would improve performance of REF protection and reduce probability of maloperation due to CT saturation. The new method is robust and characterized by high speed of operation and high reliability and security.
Transforming han: a correlational method for psychology and religion.
Oh, Whachul
2015-06-01
Han is a destructive feeling in Korea. Although Korea accomplished significant exterior growth, Korean society is still experiencing the dark aspects of transforming han as evidenced by having the highest suicide rate in Asia. Some reasons for this may be the fragmentation between North and South Korea. If we can transform han then it can become constructive. I was challenged to think of possibilities for transforming han internally; this brings me to the correlational method through psychological and religious interpretation. This study is to challenge and encourage many han-ridden people in Korean society. Through the psychological and religious understanding of han, people suffering can positively transform their han. They can relate to han more subjectively, and this means the han-ridden psyche has an innate sacredness of potential to transform. PMID:25252804
Transformation of Morinda citrifolia via simple mature seed imbibition method.
Lee, J J; Ahmad, S; Roslan, H A
2013-12-15
Morinda citrifolia, is a valuable medicinal plant with a wide range of therapeutic properties and extensive transformation study on this plant has yet been known. Present study was conducted to establish a simple and reliable transformation protocol for M. citrifolia utilising Agrobacterium tumefaciens via direct seed exposure. In this study, the seeds were processed by tips clipping and dried and subsequently incubated in inoculation medium. Four different parameters during the incubation such as incubation period, bacterial density, temperature and binary vectors harbouring beta-glucuronidase (GUS) gene (pBI121 and pGSA1131), were tested to examine its effect on transformation efficiency. The leaves from the treated and germinated seedlings were analysed via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), histochemical assay of the GUS gene and reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR). Results of the study showed that Agrobacterium strain LBA4404 with optical density of 1.0 and 2 h incubation period were optimum for M. citrifolia transformation. It was found that various co-cultivation temperatures tested and type of vector used did not affect the transformation efficiency. The highest transformation efficiency for M. citrifolia direct seed transformation harbouring pBI121 and pGSA1131 was determined to be 96.8% with 2 h co-cultivation treatment and 80.4% when using bacterial density of 1.0, respectively. The transformation method can be applied for future characterization study of M. citrifolia. PMID:24517006
Solving SAT by Algorithm Transform of Wu‘s Method
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贺思敏; 张钹
1999-01-01
Recently algorithms for solving propositional satisfiability problem, or SAT,have aroused great interest,and more attention has been paid to transformation problem solving.The commonly used transformation is representation transform,but since its intermediate computing procedure is a black box from the viewpoint of the original problem,this approach has many limitations.In this paper,a new approach called algorithm transform is proposed and applied to solving SAT by Wu's method,a general algorithm for solving polynomial equations.B y establishing the correspondence between the primitive operation in Wu's method and clause resolution is SAT,it is shown that Wu's method,when used for solving SAT,,is primarily a restricted clause resolution procedure.While Wu's method introduces entirely new concepts.e.g.characteristic set of clauses,to resolution procedure,the complexity result of resolution procedure suggests an exponential lower bound to Wu's method for solving general polynomial equations.Moreover,this algorithm transform can help achieve a more efficient implementation of Wu's method since it can avoid the complex manipulation of polynomials and can make the best use of domain specific knowledge.
Spatial Fourier transform method for evaluating SQUID gradiometers
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A simple method of measuring the spatial transfer function of a gradiometer, consisting of a flux transformer coupled to a SQUID, is presented and it is compared with theoretical predictions. Based, on this approach, a new method of reporting a gradiometer's performance is proposed; the rejection factor is expressed in decibels obtained directly from the transfer function plot
Back-transformation of treatment differences - an approximate method
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Laursen, Rikke Pilmann; Dalskov, Stine-Mathilde; Damsgaard, Camilla Trab; Ritz, Christian
2014-01-01
-transformed estimated differences, and corresponding standard errors and 95% confidence intervals.Subjects/Methods:Based on data from two randomized controlled studies and an exemplary data set that had all previously been published, we evaluated our approximate procedure by comparing results for different approaches......Background/Objectives:Transformation of outcomes is frequently used in the analysis of studies in clinical nutrition. However, back-transformation of estimated treatment means and differences is complicated by the nonlinear nature of the transformations. It is not straightforward to obtain an...... estimated treatment difference that can be interpreted without any reference to the additional predictors included in the statistical model; and moreover, standard errors are not easily available. The aim of this work was to provide a generally applicable, yet operational procedure for obtaining back...
Transforming Mean and Osculating Elements Using Numerical Methods
Ely, Todd A.
2015-03-01
Mean element propagation of perturbed two body orbits has as its mathematical basis the averaging theory of nonlinear dynamical systems. Mean elements define an orbit's long-term evolution characteristics consisting of both secular and long-period effects. Using averaging theory, a near-identity transformation can be found that transforms between the mean elements and their osculating counterparts that augment the mean elements with short period effects. The ability to perform the conversion is necessary so that orbit design conducted in either mean elements or osculating can be effectively converted between each element type. In the present work, the near-identity transformation is found using the Fast Fourier Transform. An efficient method is found that is capable of recovering the mean or osculating elements to first-order.
Multifractional Fourier Transform Method and Its Applications to Image Encryption
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RANQiwen; WANGQi; MAJing; TANLiying
2003-01-01
The multiplicity of the fractional Fourier transform(FRFT),which is intrinsic in any fractional operator,has been claimed by several authors,but never across-the-board developed.Particularly,the weight-type FRFT(WFRFT) has not been investigated.Starting with defining the multifractional Fourier transform (MFRFT),we gained the generalization permutation matrix group (GPMG)representation and multiplicity of the MFRFT,and the relationships among the MFRFT the standard WFRFT and the standard CFRFT.Finally,as a application,a novel image encryption method hased on the MFRFT is propounded.Similation results show that this method is safe,practicable and impactful.
Fourier transform method for evaluation resonance interaction effects
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Resonance interaction effects are treated by the Fourier transform method. For the case of two interfering resonances, the slowing-down equation with temperature-dependent cross-sections is transformed to two coupled Fredholm integral equations. In the limit of zero temperature, it is shown that they reduce to coupled second order differential equations and are treated accurately by the WKB method. Temperature-dependent contributions to the resonance integrals are obtained from the solution of the integral equations using Gauss-Hermite quadrature formulae. Numerical results are presented for two interfering low-energy resonances of thorium 232. (orig.)
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Novitsky, Andrey [Department of Theoretical Physics, Belarusian State University, Nezavisimosti Avenue 4, 220050 Minsk (Belarus); Qiu, C-W [Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Zouhdi, Said [Laboratoire de Genie Electrique de Paris, SUPELEC, Plateau de Moulon 91192, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)], E-mail: eleqc@nus.edu.sg
2009-11-15
Based on the concept of the cloak generating function, we propose an implicit transformation-independent method for the required parameters of spherical cloaks without knowing the needed coordinate transformation beforehand. A non-ideal discrete model is used to calculate and optimize the total scattering cross-sections of different profiles of the generating function. A bell-shaped quadratic spherical cloak is found to be the best candidate, which is further optimized by controlling the design parameters involved. Such improved invisibility is steady even when the model is highly discretized.
Modified Differential Transform Method for Two Singular Boundary Values Problems
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Yinwei Lin
2014-01-01
Full Text Available This paper deals with the two singular boundary values problems of second order. Two singular points are both boundary values points of the differential equation. The numerical solutions are developed by modified differential transform method (DTM for expanded point. Linear and nonlinear models are solved by this method to get more reliable and efficient numerical results. It can also solve ordinary differential equations where the traditional one fails. Besides, we give the convergence of this new method.
Application of laplace transform method in heavy ion reaction research
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Laplace transform method (LTM) is applied to investigate the effects of different spectroscopy amplifiers parameters on identification of the light charged particles (LCP) emitted from 12C(46,7 MeV/u) + 58Ni reaction. The significance of application of LTM in heavy ion experimental nuclear physics is also discussed
Differential Transformation Method for Temperature Distribution in a Radiating Fin
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Rahimi, M.; Hosseini, M. J.; Barari, Amin;
2011-01-01
Radiating extended surfaces are widely used to enhance heat transfer between a primary surface and the environment. In this paper, the differential transformation method (DTM) is proposed for solving nonlinear differential equation of temperature distribution in a heat radiating fin. The concept of...
Equidistribution for meromorphic transforms and the ddc-method
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Tien-Cuong Dinh; Nessim Sibony
2005-01-01
In this paper we give an introduction to the notion of meromorphic transform.We describe some equidistribution problems and their solution, using the ddc-method. In particular, we give some statistical properties of the equilibrium measure for meromorphic maps on compact Kahler manifolds: K-mixing, exponential decay of correlations and central limit theorem.
Approximate method for controlling solid elastic waves by transformation media
Hu, Jin; Chang, Zheng; Hu, Gengkai
2011-11-01
By idealizing a general mapping as a series of local affine ones, we derive approximately transformed material parameters necessary to control solid elastic waves within classical elasticity theory. The transformed elastic moduli are symmetric, and can be used with Navier's equation to manipulate elastic waves. It is shown numerically that the method can provide a powerful tool to control elastic waves in solids in case of high frequency or small material gradient. Potential applications can be anticipated in nondestructive testing, structure impact protection, petroleum exploration, and seismology.
Process identification method based on the Z transformation
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A simple method is described for identifying the transfer function of a linear retard-less system, based on the inversion of the Z transformation of the transmittance using a computer. It is assumed in this study that the signals at the entrance and at the exit of the circuit considered are of the deterministic type. The study includes: the theoretical principle of the inversion of the Z transformation, details about programming simulation, and identification of filters whose degrees vary from the first to the fifth order. (authors)
Wavelet Transform based Medical Image Fusion With different fusion methods
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Anjali Patil
2015-03-01
Full Text Available This paper proposes wavelet transform based image fusion algorithm, after studying the principles and characteristics of the discrete wavelet transform. Medical image fusion used to derive useful information from multimodality medical images. The idea is to improve the image content by fusing images like computer tomography (CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI images, so as to provide more information to the doctor and clinical treatment planning system. This paper based on the wavelet transformation to fused the medical images. The wavelet based fusion algorithms used on medical images CT and MRI, This involve the fusion with MIN , MAX, MEAN method. Also the result is obtained. With more available multimodality medical images in clinical applications, the idea of combining images from different modalities become very important and medical image fusion has emerged as a new promising research field
A dynamic integrated fault diagnosis method for power transformers.
Gao, Wensheng; Bai, Cuifen; Liu, Tong
2015-01-01
In order to diagnose transformer fault efficiently and accurately, a dynamic integrated fault diagnosis method based on Bayesian network is proposed in this paper. First, an integrated fault diagnosis model is established based on the causal relationship among abnormal working conditions, failure modes, and failure symptoms of transformers, aimed at obtaining the most possible failure mode. And then considering the evidence input into the diagnosis model is gradually acquired and the fault diagnosis process in reality is multistep, a dynamic fault diagnosis mechanism is proposed based on the integrated fault diagnosis model. Different from the existing one-step diagnosis mechanism, it includes a multistep evidence-selection process, which gives the most effective diagnostic test to be performed in next step. Therefore, it can reduce unnecessary diagnostic tests and improve the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis. Finally, the dynamic integrated fault diagnosis method is applied to actual cases, and the validity of this method is verified. PMID:25685841
Image Watermarking Method Using Integer-to-Integer Wavelet Transforms
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陈韬; 王京春
2002-01-01
Digital watermarking is an efficient method for copyright protection for text, image, audio, and video data. This paper presents a new image watermarking method based on integer-to-integer wavelet transforms. The watermark is embedded in the significant wavelet coefficients by a simple exclusive OR operation. The method avoids complicated computations and high computer memory requirements that are the main drawbacks of common frequency domain based watermarking algorithms. Simulation results show that the embedded watermark is perceptually invisible and robust to various operations, such as low quality joint picture expert group (JPEG) compression, random and Gaussian noises, and smoothing (mean filtering).
Unitary transformation method for solving generalized Jaynes-Cummings models
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Sudha Singh
2006-03-01
Two fully quantized generalized Jaynes-Cummings models for the interaction of a two-level atom with radiation field are treated, one involving intensity dependent coupling and the other involving multiphoton interaction between the field and the atom. The unitary transformation method presented here not only solves the time dependent problem but also allows a determination of the eigensolutions of the interacting Hamiltonian at the same time.
Electrocardiogram ST-Segment Morphology Delineation Method Using Orthogonal Transformations
Miha Amon; Franc Jager
2016-01-01
Differentiation between ischaemic and non-ischaemic transient ST segment events of long term ambulatory electrocardiograms is a persisting weakness in present ischaemia detection systems. Traditional ST segment level measuring is not a sufficiently precise technique due to the single point of measurement and severe noise which is often present. We developed a robust noise resistant orthogonal-transformation based delineation method, which allows tracing the shape of transient ST segment morph...
Multi-band Image Registration Method Based on Fourier Transform
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庹红娅; 刘允才
2004-01-01
This paper presented a registration method based on Fourier transform for multi-band images which is involved in translation and small rotation. Although different band images differ a lot in the intensity and features,they contain certain common information which we can exploit. A model was given that the multi-band images have linear correlations under the least-square sense. It is proved that the coefficients have no effect on the registration progress if two images have linear correlations. Finally, the steps of the registration method were proposed. The experiments show that the model is reasonable and the results are satisfying.
Electrocardiogram ST-Segment Morphology Delineation Method Using Orthogonal Transformations.
Amon, Miha; Jager, Franc
2016-01-01
Differentiation between ischaemic and non-ischaemic transient ST segment events of long term ambulatory electrocardiograms is a persisting weakness in present ischaemia detection systems. Traditional ST segment level measuring is not a sufficiently precise technique due to the single point of measurement and severe noise which is often present. We developed a robust noise resistant orthogonal-transformation based delineation method, which allows tracing the shape of transient ST segment morphology changes from the entire ST segment in terms of diagnostic and morphologic feature-vector time series, and also allows further analysis. For these purposes, we developed a new Legendre Polynomials based Transformation (LPT) of ST segment. Its basis functions have similar shapes to typical transient changes of ST segment morphology categories during myocardial ischaemia (level, slope and scooping), thus providing direct insight into the types of time domain morphology changes through the LPT feature-vector space. We also generated new Karhunen and Lo ève Transformation (KLT) ST segment basis functions using a robust covariance matrix constructed from the ST segment pattern vectors derived from the Long Term ST Database (LTST DB). As for the delineation of significant transient ischaemic and non-ischaemic ST segment episodes, we present a study on the representation of transient ST segment morphology categories, and an evaluation study on the classification power of the KLT- and LPT-based feature vectors to classify between ischaemic and non-ischaemic ST segment episodes of the LTST DB. Classification accuracy using the KLT and LPT feature vectors was 90% and 82%, respectively, when using the k-Nearest Neighbors (k = 3) classifier and 10-fold cross-validation. New sets of feature-vector time series for both transformations were derived for the records of the LTST DB which is freely available on the PhysioNet website and were contributed to the LTST DB. The KLT and LPT
Electrocardiogram ST-Segment Morphology Delineation Method Using Orthogonal Transformations.
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Miha Amon
Full Text Available Differentiation between ischaemic and non-ischaemic transient ST segment events of long term ambulatory electrocardiograms is a persisting weakness in present ischaemia detection systems. Traditional ST segment level measuring is not a sufficiently precise technique due to the single point of measurement and severe noise which is often present. We developed a robust noise resistant orthogonal-transformation based delineation method, which allows tracing the shape of transient ST segment morphology changes from the entire ST segment in terms of diagnostic and morphologic feature-vector time series, and also allows further analysis. For these purposes, we developed a new Legendre Polynomials based Transformation (LPT of ST segment. Its basis functions have similar shapes to typical transient changes of ST segment morphology categories during myocardial ischaemia (level, slope and scooping, thus providing direct insight into the types of time domain morphology changes through the LPT feature-vector space. We also generated new Karhunen and Lo ève Transformation (KLT ST segment basis functions using a robust covariance matrix constructed from the ST segment pattern vectors derived from the Long Term ST Database (LTST DB. As for the delineation of significant transient ischaemic and non-ischaemic ST segment episodes, we present a study on the representation of transient ST segment morphology categories, and an evaluation study on the classification power of the KLT- and LPT-based feature vectors to classify between ischaemic and non-ischaemic ST segment episodes of the LTST DB. Classification accuracy using the KLT and LPT feature vectors was 90% and 82%, respectively, when using the k-Nearest Neighbors (k = 3 classifier and 10-fold cross-validation. New sets of feature-vector time series for both transformations were derived for the records of the LTST DB which is freely available on the PhysioNet website and were contributed to the LTST DB. The
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Mikulović Jovan Č.
2014-01-01
Full Text Available A methodology for calculation of overvoltages in transformer windings, based on a numerical method of inverse Laplace transform, is presented. Mathematical model of transformer windings is described by partial differential equations corresponding to distributed parameters electrical circuits. The procedure of calculating overvoltages is applied to windings having either isolated neutral point, or grounded neutral point, or neutral point grounded through impedance. A comparative analysis of the calculation results obtained by the proposed numerical method and by analytical method of calculation of overvoltages in transformer windings is presented. The results computed by the proposed method and measured voltage distributions, when a voltage surge is applied to a three-phase 30 kVA power transformer, are compared. [Projekat Ministartsva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR-33037 i br. TR-33020
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Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din
2015-01-01
Full Text Available This paper witnesses the coupling of an analytical series expansion method which is called reduced differential transform with fractional complex transform. The proposed technique is applied on three mathematical models, namely, fractional Kaup-Kupershmidt equation, generalized fractional Drinfeld-Sokolov equations, and system of coupled fractional Sine-Gordon equations subject to the appropriate initial conditions which arise frequently in mathematical physics. The derivatives are defined in Jumarie’s sense. The accuracy, efficiency, and convergence of the proposed technique are demonstrated through the numerical examples. It is observed that the presented coupling is an alternative approach to overcome the demerit of complex calculation of fractional differential equations. The proposed technique is independent of complexities arising in the calculation of Lagrange multipliers, Adomian’s polynomials, linearization, discretization, perturbation, and unrealistic assumptions and hence gives the solution in the form of convergent power series with elegantly computed components. All the examples show that the proposed combination is a powerful mathematical tool to solve other nonlinear equations also.
Zoom synchrosqueezing transform and iterative demodulation: Methods with application
Cao, Hongrui; Xi, Songtao; Chen, Xuefeng; Wang, Shibin
2016-05-01
Synchrosqueezing is a powerful time-frequency analysis tool for signals with time-varying frequency. However, as it is based on the continuous wavelet transform, its time-frequency representation (TFR) has better time but worse frequency resolution in higher frequency region, while worse time but better frequency resolution in lower frequency region. It makes the synchrosqueezing difficult to accurately estimate IFs with highly oscillating rate but small fluctuation amplitude. To address this issue, a zoom synchrosqueezing transform (ZST) is proposed to generate both excellent time and frequency resolution in a specific frequency region and analyze the mono-component signal in the particular frequency region to obtain accurate IF estimation results. For multi-component signals with nonlinear and close IFs, a ZST based dual iterative demodulation method is proposed, with the inner iteration to gradually refine and accurately extract a concerned mono-component, and the outer iteration to extract all mono-components gradually to alleviate the interference between individual components. Then satisfactory energy concentrated TFRs and accurate IF estimation results of mono-components can be obtained by the proposed ZST. The TFR of the multi-component signal can be gained by superposing the TFRs of all mono-components. The effectiveness of the proposed methods was validated using both simulated signals and a rub-impact signal collected from an engineering machine unit.
Transformational Teaching: Theoretical Underpinnings, Basic Principles, and Core Methods
Slavich, George M.; Zimbardo, Philip G.
2012-01-01
Approaches to classroom instruction have evolved considerably over the past 50 years. This progress has been spurred by the development of several learning principles and methods of instruction, including active learning, student-centered learning, collaborative learning, experiential learning, and problem-based learning. In the present paper, we suggest that these seemingly different strategies share important underlying characteristics and can be viewed as complimentary components of a broader approach to classroom instruction called transformational teaching. Transformational teaching involves creating dynamic relationships between teachers, students, and a shared body of knowledge to promote student learning and personal growth. From this perspective, instructors are intellectual coaches who create teams of students who collaborate with each other and with their teacher to master bodies of information. Teachers assume the traditional role of facilitating students’ acquisition of key course concepts, but do so while enhancing students’ personal development and attitudes toward learning. They accomplish these goals by establishing a shared vision for a course, providing modeling and mastery experiences, challenging and encouraging students, personalizing attention and feedback, creating experiential lessons that transcend the boundaries of the classroom, and promoting ample opportunities for preflection and reflection. We propose that these methods are synergistically related and, when used together, maximize students’ potential for intellectual and personal growth. PMID:23162369
Linear transformation method to control flexural waves in thin plates.
Liu, Yongquan; Ma, Zhaoyang; Su, Xianyue
2016-08-01
In this paper, the linear transformation method (LTM) to control flexural waves propagating in thin plates is presented. Unlike earlier studies, only a small number of homogeneous materials with no requirement of in-plane forces or pre-stress are needed, which tremendously simplifies the implementation of devices for flexural waves. An invisibility cloak with homogeneous materials is studied to confirm the validity of the present approach, and to show its imperfection due to impedance mismatch at interfaces. Required materials can be further simplified as layered isotropic materials using the effective medium theory. Finally, the LTM can be extended to the case of flexural waves propagating in anisotropic thin plates. The present method opens a promising avenue toward the realization of advanced structured shields and other devices. PMID:27586744
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M. Rasoulpoor
2013-09-01
Full Text Available This paper presents a new approach for power transformer differential protection. The Wavelet Transform is applied to discriminate between inrush currents and internal fault currents in power transformers. Discrete wavelet transform decomposes the current signal into sub-bands that give more information about the properties of the signals in different frequency bands. Also, this transform is used to investigate the energy distribution of the signal on the different time and frequency scales. Recognition method is based on the correlation factors between energy percentage vectors of the Wavelet coefficients. Discrete Wavelet transform is used for decomposing the current signals to different frequency coefficients. After that, by constituting the energy percentage vectors of wavelet transform coefficients and calculating the correlation factors between these vectors, it is possible to form a recognition criterion to distinguish between inrush and internal fault current in the proposed method. The proposed algorithm is tested for several conditions by simulated inrush and internal fault currents. Simulation of current signals is performed using electromagnetic transient program PSCAD/EMTDC software that is a powerful program for the investigation of transient signals. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme accurately identifies inrush and fault currents in the distance of the power transformer protection in less than quarter of power frequency cycle. Also, beside the sensitivity and high reliability, the proposed method has low computation content and unlike the common methods does not require to determine the threshold for each new power system.
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Replicon sizes were measured in Simian Virus 40 (SV40)-transformed and untransformed normal human, xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), and mouse 3T3 cells with an x-ray plus bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) photolysis method. Replicon sizes in SV40-transformed cells were at least twice those in untransformed counterparts, but DNA fork displacement rates were only slightly increased
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Peters, Terri
2011-01-01
Artiklen diskuterer ordet "transformation" med udgangspunkt i dels hvorledes ordet bruges i arkitektfaglig terminologi og dels med fokus på ordets potentielle indhold og egnethed i samme teminologi.......Artiklen diskuterer ordet "transformation" med udgangspunkt i dels hvorledes ordet bruges i arkitektfaglig terminologi og dels med fokus på ordets potentielle indhold og egnethed i samme teminologi....
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LACKS,S.A.
2003-10-09
Transformation, which alters the genetic makeup of an individual, is a concept that intrigues the human imagination. In Streptococcus pneumoniae such transformation was first demonstrated. Perhaps our fascination with genetics derived from our ancestors observing their own progeny, with its retention and assortment of parental traits, but such interest must have been accelerated after the dawn of agriculture. It was in pea plants that Gregor Mendel in the late 1800s examined inherited traits and found them to be determined by physical elements, or genes, passed from parents to progeny. In our day, the material basis of these genetic determinants was revealed to be DNA by the lowly bacteria, in particular, the pneumococcus. For this species, transformation by free DNA is a sexual process that enables cells to sport new combinations of genes and traits. Genetic transformation of the type found in S. pneumoniae occurs naturally in many species of bacteria (70), but, initially only a few other transformable species were found, namely, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitides, Neisseria gonorrheae, and Bacillus subtilis (96). Natural transformation, which requires a set of genes evolved for the purpose, contrasts with artificial transformation, which is accomplished by shocking cells either electrically, as in electroporation, or by ionic and temperature shifts. Although such artificial treatments can introduce very small amounts of DNA into virtually any type of cell, the amounts introduced by natural transformation are a million-fold greater, and S. pneumoniae can take up as much as 10% of its cellular DNA content (40).
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In this paper, we will compare the differential transformation method DTM and Adomian decomposition method ADM to solve partial differential equations (PDEs). The definition and operations of differential transform method was introduced by Zhou [Zhou JK. Differential transformation and its application for electrical circuits. Wuuhahn, China: Huarjung University Press; 1986 [in Chinese
Baker, W.R.
1959-08-25
Transformers of a type adapted for use with extreme high power vacuum tubes where current requirements may be of the order of 2,000 to 200,000 amperes are described. The transformer casing has the form of a re-entrant section being extended through an opening in one end of the cylinder to form a coaxial terminal arrangement. A toroidal multi-turn primary winding is disposed within the casing in coaxial relationship therein. In a second embodiment, means are provided for forming the casing as a multi-turn secondary. The transformer is characterized by minimized resistance heating, minimized external magnetic flux, and an economical construction.
Dressing transformation method for finding soliton solutions of the sinh-Gordon equation
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In this paper, the establishment of the dressing transformations in the sinh-Gordon model is reconsidered. By carefully analysing the infinitesimal structures of dressing transformations, we improve the algebraic method for solving the dressing problem in the system and then lay the dressing transformation method on a firm basis. The modified dressing transformation method, which no longer contains any deductive jumps, turns out to become a powerful Hamiltonian approach to finding N-soliton solutions (N≥1) of the integrable systems. (author)
Contourlet Transform Based Method For Medical Image Denoising
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Abbas H. Hassin AlAsadi
2015-02-01
Full Text Available Noise is an important factor of the medical image quality, because the high noise of medical imaging will not give us the useful information of the medical diagnosis. Basically, medical diagnosis is based on normal or abnormal information provided diagnose conclusion. In this paper, we proposed a denoising algorithm based on Contourlet transform for medical images. Contourlet transform is an extension of the wavelet transform in two dimensions using the multiscale and directional filter banks. The Contourlet transform has the advantages of multiscale and time-frequency-localization properties of wavelets, but also provides a high degree of directionality. For verifying the denoising performance of the Contourlet transform, two kinds of noise are added into our samples; Gaussian noise and speckle noise. Soft thresholding value for the Contourlet coefficients of noisy image is computed. Finally, the experimental results of proposed algorithm are compared with the results of wavelet transform. We found that the proposed algorithm has achieved acceptable results compared with those achieved by wavelet transform.
Transformation Methods for Using Combination of Remotely Sensed Data and Cadastral Maps
Dönmez, Ş. Ö.; Tunc, A.
2016-06-01
In order to examine using cadastral maps as base maps for aerial orthophotos, two different 2D transformation methods were applied between various coordinate systems. Study area was chosen from Kagithane district in Istanbul. The used data is an orthophoto (30 cm spatial resolution), and cadastral map (1:1000) taken from land office, containing the same region. Transformation methods are chosen as; 1st Order Polynomial Transformation and Helmert 2D Transformation within this study. The test points, used to determine the coefficients between the datums, were 26 common traverse points and the check points, used to compare the transformed coordinates to reliable true coordinates, were 10 common block corners. The transformation methods were applied using Matlab software. After applying the methods, residuals were calculated and compared between each transformation method in order to use cadastral maps as reliable vector data.
Wavelet Transform based Medical Image Fusion With different fusion methods
Anjali Patil; M. N. Tibdewal
2015-01-01
This paper proposes wavelet transform based image fusion algorithm, after studying the principles and characteristics of the discrete wavelet transform. Medical image fusion used to derive useful information from multimodality medical images. The idea is to improve the image content by fusing images like computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images, so as to provide more information to the doctor and clinical treatment planning system. This paper based on t...
Methods of Weyl representation of the phase space and canonical transformations
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The author studies nonlinear canonical transformations realized in the space of Weyl symbols of quantum operators. The kernels of the transformations, the symbol of the intertwining operator of the group of inhomogeneous point transformations, an the group characters are constructed. The group of PL transformations, which is the free produce of the group of point, p, and linear, L, transformations is considered. The simplest PL complexes relating problems with different potentials, in particular, containing a general Darboux transformation of the factorization method, are constructed. The kernel of an arbitrary element of the group PL is found
Transformation Matrix for Time Discretization Based on Tustin’s Method
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Yiming Jiang
2014-01-01
Full Text Available This paper studies rules in transformation of transfer function through time discretization. A method of using transformation matrix to realize bilinear transform (also known as Tustin’s method is presented. This method can be described as the conversion between the coefficients of transfer functions, which are expressed as transform by certain matrix. For a polynomial of degree n, the corresponding transformation matrix of order n exists and is unique. Furthermore, the transformation matrix can be decomposed into an upper triangular matrix multiplied with another lower triangular matrix. And both have obvious regularity. The proposed method can achieve rapid bilinear transform used in automatic design of digital filter. The result of numerical simulation verifies the correctness of the theoretical results. Moreover, it also can be extended to other similar problems. Example in the last throws light on this point.
A new method for classification of Brachiopods based on the radon transformation
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Youssef Ait khouya
2011-09-01
Full Text Available Brachiopods have a lateral outline which is quite important in systematic studies. It is often assessed by a qualitative evaluation and linear measurements, which are not clear enough and precise for describing the shape of the shell and its changes In this paper we propose a new method for classification of fossils based on the radon transform from their greyscale image. We take the case of brachiopods which has Complex shapes. We use an adaptation of Radon transform called R-transform which is invariant to common geometrical transformations. Each shape is described by R3D transform. We consider the grayscale image as a set of cuts obtained from successive binarization for each gray level in image, and for each segmentation we compute the R-transform then we obtained the R3D transform. The advantages of the proposed method are robustness to noise, and invariant to common geometrical transformations scale, translation and rotation.
Methods of weyl representation of the phase space and canonical transformations
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The author finds the structure of the kernel of a canonical transformation and a differential equation for the symbol of the intertwining operator. The symbol of a general linear canonical transformation is constructed in terms of a Cayley transformation of the symplectic transformation of the phase space. Its singularities and applications to group theory are studied. The Green's functions and spectral projectors of arbitrary quadratic systems are constructed using the classification methods of classical mechanics
A Simplified Seed Transformation Method for Obtaining Transgenic Brassica napus Plants
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SONG Li; ZHAO De-gang; WU Yong-jun; TIAN Xiao-e
2009-01-01
We report here a seed transformation of sonication-assisted,no-tissue culture to rapidly produce transgenic Brassica napus plants.This method comprises the steps of treating seeds by ultrasonic wave,inoculating Agrobacterium tumefaciens with a recombinant ChlFN-a gene and germinating directly of treatment seed on wet filter papers.The obtained transformants were verified by GUS histochemical assay and nested PCR amplification.It suggests that seed transformation has a potential use in genetic transformation of rape.
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Murat Osmanoglu
2013-01-01
Full Text Available We have considered linear partial differential algebraic equations (LPDAEs of the form , which has at least one singular matrix of . We have first introduced a uniform differential time index and a differential space index. The initial conditions and boundary conditions of the given system cannot be prescribed for all components of the solution vector here. To overcome this, we introduced these indexes. Furthermore, differential transform method has been given to solve LPDAEs. We have applied this method to a test problem, and numerical solution of the problem has been compared with analytical solution.
Fourier transformation methods in the field of gamma spectrometry
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A Abdel-Hafiez
2006-09-01
The basic principles of a new version of Fourier transformation is presented. This new version was applied to solve some main problems such as smoothing, and denoising in gamma spectroscopy. The mathematical procedures were first tested by simulated data and then by actual experimental data.
Radiation method of sulfide compound transformation in petroleum products
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Processes of sulphuric compounds transformation for petroleum and heavy residuals under radiation and thermal treatment action are studied. It is shown that sulphuric compounds are concentrated in heavy fractions as a result of radiation processing. Heavy petroleum products irradiation provokes considerable decrease in the content of mercaptans, disulphides and sulphides, which transfer to sulphoxides and sulphones appearing during radiation-induced oxidation process. (author)
M. Rasoulpoor; M. Banejad; Ahmadyfard, A
2011-01-01
This paper presents a novel technique for transformer differential protection to prevent incorrect operation due to inrush current. The proposed method in this paper is based on time-frequency transform known as the Wavelet transform. The discrete Wavelet transform is used for analysis the differential current signals in time and frequency domains. The investigation on the energy distribution of the signal on the discrete Wavelet transform components shows the difference distribution between ...
Exact Foldy-Wouthuysen transformation of the Dirac-Pauli Hamiltonian by Kutzelnigg's method
Chiou, Dah-Wei; Chen, Tsung-Wei
2014-01-01
We apply Kutzelnigg's method for the Foldy-Wouthuysen (FW) transformation upon the Dirac-Pauli Hamiltonian. The exact FW transformations exist and agree with those obtained by Eriksen's method for two special cases. In the weak-field limit of static and homogeneous electromagnetic fields, the long-held speculation is rigorously proven, by mathematical induction on the orders of $1/c$ in the power series, that the FW transformed Dirac-Pauli Hamiltonian is in full agreement with the classical c...
Apparatus and methods for continuous beam fourier transform mass spectrometry
McLuckey, Scott A.; Goeringer, Douglas E.
2002-01-01
A continuous beam Fourier transform mass spectrometer in which a sample of ions to be analyzed is trapped in a trapping field, and the ions in the range of the mass-to-charge ratios to be analyzed are excited at their characteristic frequencies of motion by a continuous excitation signal. The excited ions in resonant motions generate real or image currents continuously which can be detected and processed to provide a mass spectrum.
Transformation of Rhizobia with Broad-Host-Range Plasmids by Using a Freeze-Thaw Method
Vincze, Eva; Bowra, Steve
2006-01-01
Several species of rhizobia were successfully transformed with broad-host-range plasmids of different replicons by using a modified freeze-thaw method. A generic binary vector (pPZP211) was maintained in Mesorhizobium loti without selection and stably inherited during nodulation. The method could extend the potential of rhizobia as a vehicle for plant transformation.
An improved method for the enzymatic transformation of nucleosides into 5'-monophosphates.
Barai, Vladimir N; Kvach, Sergei V; Zinchenko, Anatoli I; Mikhailopulo, Igor A
2004-12-01
An improved method to transform nucleosides into 5'-monophosphates using nucleoside phosphotransferase from Erwinia herbicola is reported. The method is based on the shift in the equilibrium state of the reaction to the formation of desired product due to its precipitation by Zn2+. Under optimal conditions, the extent of nucleoside transformations into nucleoside-5'-monophosphates were 41-91% (mol). PMID:15672226
Digital Holographic Method for Piezoelectric Transformers Vibration Analysis
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Psota, Pavel; Kopecký, V.; Lédl, Vít; Doleček, Roman
Cedex : EDP Sciences, 2013 - (Šulc, M.; Kopecký, V.; Lédl, V.; Melich, R.; Skeren, M.), 00021-00021 ISSN 2100-014X. - (Book Series: EPJ Web of Conferences. 48). [OaM 2012 International Conference on Optics and Measurement. Liberec (CZ), 16.10.2012-18.10.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ED2.1.00/03.0079 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : Digital holography * vibration analysis * piezoelectric transformers Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering http://www.epj-conferences.org/articles/epjconf/pdf/2013/09/epjconf_OAM2012_00021.pdf
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Methods for Sustainable Transformation and Innovation
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Sangkyun Kim
2015-04-01
Full Text Available To increase the likelihood of success and sustainability, organizations must fundamentally reposition themselves and try to change current processes or create new products and services. One of the most effective approaches to find a solution for transformation and innovation is to learn from other domains where a solution for similar problems is already available. This paper briefly introduces the definition of and approaches to convergence of academic disciplines and industries, and overviews several representative convergence cases focusing on gamification for sustainable education, environments, and business managements.
A method of real-time fault diagnosis for power transformers based on vibration analysis
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In this paper, a novel probability-based classification model is proposed for real-time fault detection of power transformers. First, the transformer vibration principle is introduced, and two effective feature extraction techniques are presented. Next, the details of the classification model based on support vector machine (SVM) are shown. The model also includes a binary decision tree (BDT) which divides transformers into different classes according to health state. The trained model produces posterior probabilities of membership to each predefined class for a tested vibration sample. During the experiments, the vibrations of transformers under different conditions are acquired, and the corresponding feature vectors are used to train the SVM classifiers. The effectiveness of this model is illustrated experimentally on typical in-service transformers. The consistency between the results of the proposed model and the actual condition of the test transformers indicates that the model can be used as a reliable method for transformer fault detection. (paper)
A method of real-time fault diagnosis for power transformers based on vibration analysis
Hong, Kaixing; Huang, Hai; Zhou, Jianping; Shen, Yimin; Li, Yujie
2015-11-01
In this paper, a novel probability-based classification model is proposed for real-time fault detection of power transformers. First, the transformer vibration principle is introduced, and two effective feature extraction techniques are presented. Next, the details of the classification model based on support vector machine (SVM) are shown. The model also includes a binary decision tree (BDT) which divides transformers into different classes according to health state. The trained model produces posterior probabilities of membership to each predefined class for a tested vibration sample. During the experiments, the vibrations of transformers under different conditions are acquired, and the corresponding feature vectors are used to train the SVM classifiers. The effectiveness of this model is illustrated experimentally on typical in-service transformers. The consistency between the results of the proposed model and the actual condition of the test transformers indicates that the model can be used as a reliable method for transformer fault detection.
Savoye, Philippe
2009-01-01
In recent years, I started covering difference equations and z transform methods in my introductory differential equations course. This allowed my students to extend the "classical" methods for (ordinary differential equation) ODE's to discrete time problems arising in many applications.
Gökdoğan, Ahmet; Merdan, Mehmet; Yildirim, Ahmet
2012-01-01
The goal of this study is presented a reliable algorithm based on the standard differential transformation method (DTM), which is called the multi-stage differential transformation method (MsDTM) for solving Hantavirus infection model. The results obtanied by using MsDTM are compared to those obtained by using the Runge-Kutta method (R-K-method). The proposed technique is a hopeful tool to solving for a long time intervals in this kind of systems.
New Method of R-Wave Detection by Continuous Wavelet Transform
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Mourad Talbi, Akram Aouinet, Lotfi Salhi & Adnane Cherif
2011-11-01
Full Text Available In this paper we have employed a new method of R-waves detection in electrocardiogram (ECGsignals. This method is based on the application of the discretised Continuous Wavelet Transform(CWT used for the Bionic Wavelet Transform (BWT. The mother wavelet associated to thistransform is the Morlet wavelet. For evaluating the proposed method, we have compared it toothers methods that are based on Wavelet Transform (WT. In this evaluation, the used ECGsignals are taken from MIT-BIH database. The obtained results show that the proposed methodoutperforms some conventional techniques used in our evaluation.
Fractional modelling for BBM-Burger equation by using new homotopy analysis transform method
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Sunil Kumar
2014-10-01
Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to introduce a new analytical method namely, fractional homotopy analysis transform method (FHATM for series solution of the time fractional BBM-Burger equation. The homotopy analysis transform method is an innovative adjustment in Laplace transform algorithm (LTA for nonlinear fractional partial differential equation in fluid dynamics and makes the calculation much simpler. The proposed scheme finds the solutions of nonlinear problems without any discretization, restrictive assumptions and avoids the rounding off errors. The numerical solutions obtained by the proposed method indicate that the approach is easy to implement and computationally very attractive.
A Steganographic Method Based on Integer Wavelet Transform & Genatic Algorithm
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Preeti Arora
2014-05-01
Full Text Available The proposed system presents a novel approach of building a secure data hiding technique of steganography using inverse wavelet transform along with Genetic algorithm. The prominent focus of the proposed work is to develop RS-analysis proof design with higest imperceptibility. Optimal Pixal Adjustment process is also adopted to minimize the difference error between the input cover image and the embedded-image and in order to maximize the hiding capacity with low distortions respectively. The analysis is done for mapping function, PSNR, image histogram, and parameter of RS analysis. The simulation results highlights that the proposed security measure basically gives better and optimal results in comparison to prior research work conducted using wavelets and genetic algorithm.
Assessing Strategy of Power Transformers Insulation State Based on Part-division and Entropy Method
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LIAO Ruijin; LIU Bin; ZHANG Yiyi; YANG Lijun; ZHENG Hanbo
2013-01-01
Failure mechanisms of power transformers are complex and uncertain; it is difficult to determine index weights of insulation state.Therefore,it is a challenge to acquire an accurate assessment of insulation state of power transformers.In this paper,an assessing strategy for transformer insulation is proposed base on part-division of transformer and a comprehensive weight determination method.An index system of transformer is established on the basis of part-division of transformer.Each index's weight is consisted of two parts,the constant weight and the variable weight,which are determined by improved analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and entropy method respectively.After categorizing insulation state into four levels and standardizing assessing indexes,a Cauchy membership function is forged,and a fuzzy algorithm is employed to simulate the uncertainty of the insulation state.Finally,a confidence criterion is employed to perform part-division based condition assessment of transformer.Case studies reveal that the proposed assessing strategy method is effective,convenient,and practical; with the new strategy,potential failures of transformers can be forecasted and insulation state of transformer parts can also be assessed.Furthermore,the assessing results can be used to guide condition-based maintenance.
Asma Ali Elbeleze; Adem Kılıçman; Bachok M. Taib
2013-01-01
The homotopy perturbation method, Sumudu transform, and He’s polynomials are combined to obtain the solution of fractional Black-Scholes equation. The fractional derivative is considered in Caputo sense. Further, the same equation is solved by homotopy Laplace transform perturbation method. The results obtained by the two methods are in agreement. The approximate analytical solution of Black-Scholes is calculated in the form of a convergence power series with easily computable components. ...
Solutions of the System of Differential Equations by Differential Transform/Finite Difference Method
SÜNGÜ, İnci ÇİLİNGİR; DEMIR, Huseyin
2012-01-01
In this study, Differential Transform/Finite Difference Method is considered as a new solution technique. Discretization of system of first and second order linear and nonlinear differential equations were investigated and approximate solutions were compared with the solutions of Adomian Decomposition Method. The results show that Differential Transform/Finite Difference method is one of the efficient approaches to solve system of differential equations. Consequently, it was shown that the hy...
An effective DOA method via virtual array transformation
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2001-01-01
A new DOA estimation method is presented for the virtual arraytransformation and the improved spatial smoothing algorithm. The new method not only overcomes the weakness of the ambiguity of DOA estimation of arbitrary array, but also improves the abilities of resolution and de-correlation. It is proven to be effective by theoretical analyses and computer simulations. What is more, the method can improve the estimation and resolution of DOA under the condition of sparse practical array.
Design of piezoelectric transformer for DC/DC converter with stochastic optimization method
Vasic, Dejan; Vido, Lionel
2016-04-01
Piezoelectric transformers were adopted in recent year due to their many inherent advantages such as safety, no EMI problem, low housing profile, and high power density, etc. The characteristics of the piezoelectric transformers are well known when the load impedance is a pure resistor. However, when piezoelectric transformers are used in AC/DC or DC/DC converters, there are non-linear electronic circuits connected before and after the transformer. Consequently, the output load is variable and due to the output capacitance of the transformer the optimal working point change. This paper starts from modeling a piezoelectric transformer connected to a full wave rectifier in order to discuss the design constraints and configuration of the transformer. The optimization method adopted here use the MOPSO algorithm (Multiple Objective Particle Swarm Optimization). We start with the formulation of the objective function and constraints; then the results give different sizes of the transformer and the characteristics. In other word, this method is looking for a best size of the transformer for optimal efficiency condition that is suitable for variable load. Furthermore, the size and the efficiency are found to be a trade-off. This paper proposes the completed design procedure to find the minimum size of PT in need. The completed design procedure is discussed by a given specification. The PT derived from the proposed design procedure can guarantee both good efficiency and enough range for load variation.
Transforming student's discourse as a method of teaching science inquiry
Livingston, David
2005-07-01
A qualitative case study on the instructional practice of one secondary science teacher addresses the persistent reluctance of many science teachers to integrate the cultural resources and social practices of professional science communities into the science content they teach. The literature has shown that teachers' hesitation to implement a social and locally situated learning strategy curtails students' ability to draw upon the language of science necessary to co-construct and shape authentic science inquiry and in particular appropriate argument schemes. The study hypothesized that a teacher's dialogic facilitation of a particular social context and instructional practices enhances a students' ability to express verbally the claims and warrants that rise from evidence taken from their inquiries of natural phenomena. The study also tracks students' use of the Key Words and Ideas of this science curriculum for the purpose of assessing the degree of students' assimilation of these terms into their speech and written expressions of inquiry. The theoretical framework is Vygotskian (1978) and the analysis of the qualitative data is founded on Toulmin (1958), Walton (1996), Jimenez-Alexandre et al. (2000) and Shavelson (1996). The dialogic structure of this teacher's facilitation of student's science knowledge is shown to utilize students' presumptive statements to hone their construction of inductive or deductive arguments. This instructional practice may represent teacher-student activity within the zone of proximal development and supports Vygotsky's notion that a knowledgeable other is instrumental in transforming student's spontaneous talk into scientific speech. The tracking of the curriculum's Key Words and Ideas into students' speech and writing indicated that this teachers' ability to facilitate students' presumptuous reasoning into logic statements did not necessarily guarantee that they could post strong written expressions of this verbal know-how in
Method of integral transforms for calculating few-body reactions
Efros, V. D.; Leidemann, W.; Orlandini, G.
1998-01-01
A non-conventional approach to calculating reactions in quantum mechanics is presented. Reaction observables are obtained with bound state calculation techniques. The accuracy of the method to calculate few-nucleon response functions is discussed.
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Peles, S.; Warnecke, G.
2000-07-01
Companies ask more and more how to develop their products in a recycling oriented way, in order to increase their marketability and competitiveness as well as to gain economic benefits. So far, to answer this question, companies are not sufficiently supported by suitable methods. The Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Production Management (FBK) at the University of Kaiserslautern has developed in collaboration with an industrial partner a new method for company-specific, systematic evaluation and transformation of recycling demands throughout the product development process. In the presented paper this method will be described in detail. Selected examples and experiences of the practical evaluation on capital goods illustrate the method steps and their implementation within a company. (orig.) [German] Immer mehr Unternehmen stellen sich die Frage, wie sie ihre Produkte recyclinggerecht entwickeln koennen, um deren Marktfaehigkeit bzw. Konkurrenzfaehigkeit zu steigern und um wirtschaftliche Vorteile zu erzielen. Die heutige Unternehmenspraxis wird diesbezueglich noch nicht ausreichend durch entsprechende Methoden unterstuetzt. Der Lehrstuhl fuer Fertigungstechnik und Betriebsorganisation der Universitaet Kaiserslautern hat gemeinsam mit einem Industriepartner eine Methodik zur unternehmensspezifischen, systematischen Ermittlung und Transformation von Recyclinganforderungen in der Produktentwicklung erarbeitet. Im vorliegenden Beitrag wird diese Methodik naeher beschrieben. Ausgewaehlte Beispiele und Erkenntnisse der praktischen Umsetzung an technischen Investitionsguetern veranschaulichen die Vorgehensweise innerhalb der Methodik und deren Implementierung im Unternehmen. (orig.)
Phase difference estimation method based on data extension and Hilbert transform
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To improve the precision and anti-interference performance of phase difference estimation for non-integer periods of sampling signals, a phase difference estimation method based on data extension and Hilbert transform is proposed. Estimated phase difference is obtained by means of data extension, Hilbert transform, cross-correlation, auto-correlation, and weighted phase average. Theoretical analysis shows that the proposed method suppresses the end effects of Hilbert transform effectively. The results of simulations and field experiments demonstrate that the proposed method improves the anti-interference performance of phase difference estimation and has better performance of phase difference estimation than the correlation, Hilbert transform, and data extension-based correlation methods, which contribute to improving the measurement precision of the Coriolis mass flowmeter. (paper)
Multimodal Medical Image Fusion Methods Based on Improved Discrete Wavelet Transform
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XU Lei; TIAN Shu-chang; CUI Can; MENG Qing-le; YANG Rui; JIANG Hong-bing; WANG Feng
2016-01-01
Objective This paper proposed a novel algorithm of discrete wavelet transform (DWT) which is used for multimodal medical image fusion.Methods The source medical images are initially transformed by DWT followed by fusing low and high frequency sub-images. Then, the “coefficient absolute value” that can provide clear and detail parts is adapted to fuse high-frequency coefifcients, where as the “region energy ratio” which can efifciently preserve most information of source images is employed to fuse low-frequency coefifcients. Finally, the fused image is reconstructed by inverse wavelet transform.Results Visually and quantitatively experimental results indicate that the proposed fusion method is superior to traditional wavelet transform and the existing fusion methods.Conclusion The proposed method is a feasible approach for multimodal medical image fusion which can obtain more efifcient and accurate fusions results even in the noise environment.
Improved method of generating bit reversed numbers for calculating fast fourier transform
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Suresh, T.
Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is an important tool required for signal processing in defence applications. This paper reports an improved method for generating bit reversed numbers needed in calculating FFT using radix-2. The refined algorithm takes...
Described are methods to measure the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) emissions from the stacks of municipal waste, industrial waste, and sewage sludge incinerators and from capacitor and transformer filling plants. The PCB emissions from the incineration plants are collected by im...
Abdalla Ahmed Abdel-Ghaly; Hanan Mohamed Aly; Elham Abdel-Malik Abde-Rahman
2016-01-01
This paper suggests the use of the conditional probability integral transformation (CPIT) method as a goodness of fit (GOF) technique in the field of accelerated life testing (ALT), specifically for validating the underlying distributional assumption in accelerated failure time (AFT) model. The method is based on transforming the data into independent and identically distributed (i.i.d) Uniform (0, 1) random variables and then applying the modified Watson statistic to test the uniformity of t...
Advantages of Analytical Transformations in Monte Carlo Methods for Radiation Transport
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Monte Carlo methods for radiation transport typically attempt to solve an integral by directly sampling analog or weighted particles, which are treated as physical entities. Improvements to the methods involve better sampling, probability games or physical intuition about the problem. We show that significant improvements can be achieved by recasting the equations with an analytical transform to solve for new, non-physical entities or fields. This paper looks at one such transform, the difference formulation for thermal photon transport, showing a significant advantage for Monte Carlo solution of the equations for time dependent transport. Other related areas are discussed that may also realize significant benefits from similar analytical transformations
Energy Based Correlation Method for Location of Partial Discharge in Transformer Winding
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JEYABALAN, V.
2009-02-01
Full Text Available Partial discharge (PD is the major source of insulation failure in power transformer. When transformers are subjected to electrical stress during operation, PD can occur. PD identification is an important diagnostic tool for the reliable operation of transformers. The PD signal detection and location is one of the main challenges for system utilities and equipment manufacturers. In this paper energy based correlation method is proposed for locating the source of PD for different pulse durations. Simulation and experiment are performed on lumped physical layer winding to prove the feasibility of the method and also verified with distributed model of 22kV prototype interleaved winding.
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Petr Orsag
2008-01-01
Full Text Available In this paper a new method of identification of both the magnetization characteristic and the instantaneous parameters G(t and K(t of a single-phase transformer under a sinusoidal supply voltage is proposed. The instantaneous conductance G(t and inverse inductance K(t of the transformer cross section are determined by the scalar product of time functions. The magnetization characteristic is derived by means of the inverse inductance K(t. The method is practically applied to an isolating transformer.
Rapid DNA transformation in Salmonella Typhimurium by the hydrogel exposure method.
Elabed, Hamouda; Hamza, Rim; Bakhrouf, Amina; Gaddour, Kamel
2016-07-01
Even with advances in molecular cloning and DNA transformation, new or alternative methods that permit DNA penetration in Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium are required in order to use this pathogen in biotechnological or medical applications. In this work, an adapted protocol of bacterial transformation with plasmid DNA based on the "Yoshida effect" was applied and optimized on Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2 reference strain. The plasmid transference based on the use of sepiolite as acicular materials to promote cell piercing via friction forces produced by spreading on the surface of a hydrogel. The transforming mixture containing sepiolite nanofibers, bacterial cells to be transformed and plasmid DNA were plated directly on selective medium containing 2% agar. In order to improve the procedure, three variables were tested and the transformation of Salmonella cells was accomplished using plasmids pUC19 and pBR322. Using the optimized protocol on Salmonella LT2 strain, the efficiency was about 10(5) transformed cells per 10(9) subjected to transformation with 0.2μg plasmid DNA. In summary, the procedure is fast, offers opportune efficiency and promises to become one of the widely used transformation methods in laboratories. PMID:27154729
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Bailing Liu
2016-02-01
Full Text Available Coordinate transformation plays an indispensable role in industrial measurements, including photogrammetry, geodesy, laser 3-D measurement and robotics. The widely applied methods of coordinate transformation are generally based on solving the equations of point clouds. Despite the high accuracy, this might result in no solution due to the use of ill conditioned matrices. In this paper, a novel coordinate transformation method is proposed, not based on the equation solution but based on the geometric transformation. We construct characteristic lines to represent the coordinate systems. According to the space geometry relation, the characteristic line scan is made to coincide by a series of rotations and translations. The transformation matrix can be obtained using matrix transformation theory. Experiments are designed to compare the proposed method with other methods. The results show that the proposed method has the same high accuracy, but the operation is more convenient and flexible. A multi-sensor combined measurement system is also presented to improve the position accuracy of a robot with the calibration of the robot kinematic parameters. Experimental verification shows that the position accuracy of robot manipulator is improved by 45.8% with the proposed method and robot calibration.
Liu, Bailing; Zhang, Fumin; Qu, Xinghua; Shi, Xiaojia
2016-01-01
Coordinate transformation plays an indispensable role in industrial measurements, including photogrammetry, geodesy, laser 3-D measurement and robotics. The widely applied methods of coordinate transformation are generally based on solving the equations of point clouds. Despite the high accuracy, this might result in no solution due to the use of ill conditioned matrices. In this paper, a novel coordinate transformation method is proposed, not based on the equation solution but based on the geometric transformation. We construct characteristic lines to represent the coordinate systems. According to the space geometry relation, the characteristic line scan is made to coincide by a series of rotations and translations. The transformation matrix can be obtained using matrix transformation theory. Experiments are designed to compare the proposed method with other methods. The results show that the proposed method has the same high accuracy, but the operation is more convenient and flexible. A multi-sensor combined measurement system is also presented to improve the position accuracy of a robot with the calibration of the robot kinematic parameters. Experimental verification shows that the position accuracy of robot manipulator is improved by 45.8% with the proposed method and robot calibration. PMID:26901203
Methods for transforming and expression screening of filamentous fungal cells with a DNA library
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Teter, Sarah; Lamsa, Michael; Cherry, Joel; Ward, Connie
2015-06-02
The present invention relates to methods for expression screening of filamentous fungal transformants, comprising: (a) isolating single colony transformants of a DNA library introduced into E. coli; (b) preparing DNA from each of the single colony E. coli transformants; (c) introducing a sample of each of the DNA preparations of step (b) into separate suspensions of protoplasts of a filamentous fungus to obtain transformants thereof, wherein each transformant contains one or more copies of an individual polynucleotide from the DNA library; (d) growing the individual filamentous fungal transformants of step (c) on selective growth medium, thereby permitting growth of the filamentous fungal transformants, while suppressing growth of untransformed filamentous fungi; and (e) measuring activity or a property of each polypeptide encoded by the individual polynucleotides. The present invention also relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding polypeptides of interest obtained by such methods, to nucleic acid constructs, expression vectors, and recombinant host cells comprising the isolated polynucleotides, and to methods of producing the polypeptides encoded by the isolated polynucleotides.
M. Rasoulpoor; M. Banejad; A.R. Ahmadyfard
2013-01-01
This paper presents a new approach for power transformer differential protection. The Wavelet Transform is applied to discriminate between inrush currents and internal fault currents in power transformers. Discrete wavelet transform decomposes the current signal into sub-bands that give more information about the properties of the signals in different frequency bands. Also, this transform is used to investigate the energy distribution of the signal on the different time and frequency scales. ...
Research of an Improved Wavelet Threshold Denoising Method for Transformer Partial Discharge Signal
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Fucheng You
2013-02-01
Full Text Available In order to overcome the discontinuance of the hard thresholding function and the defect of seriously slashing singularity in the soft thresholding function, improve the denoising effect and detect the transformer partial discharge signal more accurately, in this paper an improved wavelet threshold denoising method is put forward through analyzing the interference noise of transformer partial discharge signals and studying various wavelet threshold denoising method, especially the wavelet threshold denoising method that overcomes the shortcomings of the hard and soft threshold. Simulation results show that the denoising effect of this method has been greatly improved than the traditional hard and soft threshold method. This method can be widely used in practical transformer partial discharge signal denoising.
A Single Monitor Method for Voltage Sag Source Location using Hilbert Huang Transform
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Wong Ling Ai
2013-01-01
Full Text Available This study introduces a method for voltage sag source location based on Hilbert Huang transformed monitored current signal. Unlike the traditional method, the proposed method first transforms the recorded current during the sag event to obtain frequency-time plot (Hilbert spectra and IMF plot before the location of voltage sag source is determined. Then based on the change in frequency and IMF the relative location of voltage sag source is obtained. The effectiveness of the proposed method has been verified through simulation on 20 bus system and by comparing with an existing S-Transform based method. The results show that the presented method can determine the location of voltage sag source correctly.
Xu, Kedong; Huang, Xiaohui; Wu, Manman; Wang, Yan; Chang, Yunxia; Liu, Kun; Zhang, Ju; Zhang, Yi; Zhang, Fuli; Yi, Liming; Li, Tingting; Wang, Ruiyue; Tan, Guangxuan; Li, Chengwei
2014-01-01
Transient transformation is simpler, more efficient and economical in analyzing protein subcellular localization than stable transformation. Fluorescent fusion proteins were often used in transient transformation to follow the in vivo behavior of proteins. Onion epidermis, which has large, living and transparent cells in a monolayer, is suitable to visualize fluorescent fusion proteins. The often used transient transformation methods included particle bombardment, protoplast transfection and ...
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Naoto Yoshida
2007-01-01
Full Text Available Escherichia coli as a plasmid recipient cell was dispersed in a chrysotile colloidal solution, containing chrysotile adsorbed to plasmid DNA (chrysotile-plasmid cell mixture. Following this, the chrysotile-plasmid cell mixture was dropped onto the surface of an elastic body, such as agarose, and treated physically by sliding a polystyrene streak bar over the elastic body to create friction. Plasmid DNA was easily incorporated into E. coli, and antibiotic resistance was conferred by transformation. The transformation efficiency of E. coli cultured in solid medium was greater than that of E. coli cultured in broth. To obtain greater transformation efficiency, we attempted to determine optimal transformation conditions. The following conditions resulted in the greatest transformation efficiency: the recipient cell concentration within the chrysotileplasmid cell mixture had an optical density greater than or equal to 2 at 550 nm, the vertical reaction force applied to the streak bar was greater than or equal to 40 g, and the rotation speed of the elastic body was greater than or equal to 34 rpm. Under these conditions, we observed a transformation efficiency of 107 per μg plasmid DNA. The advantage of achieving bacterial transformation using the elastic body exposure method is that competent cell preparation of the recipient cell is not required. In addition to E. coli, other Gram negative bacteria are able to acquire plasmid DNA using the elastic body exposure method.
Multistep epsilon-algorithm, Shanks' transformation, and Lotka-Volterra system by Hirota's method
Brezinski, Claude; Hu, Xing-Biao; Redivo-Zaglia, Michela; Sun, Jian-Qing
2010-01-01
In this paper, we give a multistep extension of the epsilon-algorithm of Wynn, and we show that it implements a multistep extension of the Shanks' sequence transformation which is defined by ratios of determinants. Reciprocally, the quantities defined in this transformation can be recursively computed by the multistep epsilon-algorithm. The multistep epsilon-algorithm and the multistep Shanks' transformation are related to an extended discrete Lotka-Volterra system. These results are obtained by using the Hirota's bilinear method, a procedure quite useful in the solution of nonlinear partial differential and difference equations.
A novel approach for solving fractional Fisher equation using differential transform method
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MIRZAZADEH M
2016-05-01
In the present paper, an analytic solution of nonlinear fractional Fisher equation is deduced with the help of the powerful differential transform method (DTM). To illustrate the method, two examples have been prepared. The method for this equation has led to an exact solution. The reliability, simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the method are confirmed by applying this method on different forms of functional equations.
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Schenk, A.; Germond, A. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland); Boss, P.; Lorin, P. [ABB Secheron SA, Geneve (Switzerland)
2000-07-01
The article describes a new method for the continuous surveillance of power transformers based on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. An experimental pilot project on a specially equipped, strategically important power transformer is described. Traditional surveillance methods and the use of mathematical models for the prediction of faults are described. The article describes the monitoring equipment used in the pilot project and the AI principles such as self-organising maps that are applied. The results obtained from the pilot project and methods for their graphical representation are discussed.
Calculation of corrections to shell-model by local-scale transformation method
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A methodological investigation of the general local-scale transformation method (LSTM) in the case of an axial deformation are performed. Numerical results for the LSTM transformation function are analyzed and compared with the results of the spherically symmetric case. Results of particular calculations for the 4He, 16O and 40Ca nuclei obtained by an iterative procedure are given. 7 figs., 1 tabs., 7 refs
Method Support of Large-Scale Transformation in the Insurance Sector: Exploring Foundations
Labusch, Nils; Winter, Robert, ed.imp.lib
2012-01-01
Many enterprises need to handle programs that impose fundamental changes to the organization as well as the supporting IT systems. While general guidance for such transformations in form of methods, reference models, principles, etc. is available, the specific context of the insurance sector is often not considered. We conducted an interview series with informants from major European insurance companies to explore the specifics of enterprise transformation in the insurance sector. The results...
Research of an Improved Wavelet Threshold Denoising Method for Transformer Partial Discharge Signal
Fucheng You; Ying Zhang
2013-01-01
In order to overcome the discontinuance of the hard thresholding function and the defect of seriously slashing singularity in the soft thresholding function, improve the denoising effect and detect the transformer partial discharge signal more accurately, in this paper an improved wavelet threshold denoising method is put forward through analyzing the interference noise of transformer partial discharge signals and studying various wavelet threshold denoising meth...
Practical challenges for methods transforming i* goal models into business process models.
Decreus, Ken; Snoeck, Monique; Poels, Geert
2009-01-01
The field of requirements engineering for business processes has grown during the last several years. As business processes are assumed to fulfil organizational goals, goal models could be transformed into business process models that specify how business processes fulfil the organizational goals. Although both the fields of Goal-Oriented RE (GORE) and Business Process Management (BPM) received a lot of attention from researchers, the methods to transform goal models into business process mod...
Mark, A. F.; Moat, R.; Forsey, A.; Abdolvand, H; Withers, P.J.
2014-01-01
Martensitic phase transformations during welding can play a major role in determining the final residual stresses and they can be anisotropic if the transformation occurs under stress. Traditionally, the Satoh test has been used to quantify the response, but it suffers from the fact that the temperature is not uniform along the specimen length, making it difficult to interpret the data. This shortcoming is overcome in our new experimental method using digital image correlation (DIC) to quanti...
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Ülker Bekir
2006-10-01
Full Text Available Abstract Background The Agrobacterium vacuum (Bechtold et al 1993 and floral-dip (Clough and Bent 1998 are very efficient methods for generating transgenic Arabidopsis plants. These methods allow plant transformation without the need for tissue culture. Large volumes of bacterial cultures grown in liquid media are necessary for both of these transformation methods. This limits the number of transformations that can be done at a given time due to the need for expensive large shakers and limited space on them. Additionally, the bacterial colonies derived from solid media necessary for starting these liquid cultures often fail to grow in such large volumes. Therefore the optimum stage of plant material for transformation is often missed and new plant material needs to be grown. Results To avoid problems associated with large bacterial liquid cultures, we investigated whether bacteria grown on plates are also suitable for plant transformation. We demonstrate here that bacteria grown on plates can be used with similar efficiency for transforming plants even after one week of storage at 4°C. This makes it much easier to synchronize Agrobacterium and plants for transformation. DNA gel blot analysis was carried out on the T1 plants surviving the herbicide selection and demonstrated that the surviving plants are indeed transgenic. Conclusion The simplified method works as efficiently as the previously reported protocols and significantly reduces the workload, cost and time. Additionally, the protocol reduces the risk of large scale contaminations involving GMOs. Most importantly, many more independent transformations per day can be performed using this modified protocol.
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Sora Kim
Full Text Available Genetic engineering in microalgae is gaining attraction but nuclear transformation methods available so far are either inefficient or require special equipment. In this study, we employ positively charged nanoparticles, 3-aminopropyl-functionalized magnesium phyllosilicate (aminoclay, approximate unit cell composition of [H2N(CH23]8Si8Mg6O12(OH4, for nuclear transformation into eukaryotic microalgae. TEM and EDX analysis of the process of transformation reveals that aminoclay coats negatively-charged DNA biomolecules and forms a self-assembled hybrid nanostructure. Subsequently, when this nanostructure is mixed with microalgal cells and plated onto selective agar plates with high friction force, cell wall is disrupted facilitating delivery of plasmid DNA into the cell and ultimately to the nucleus. This method is not only simple, inexpensive, and non-toxic to cells but also provides efficient transformation (5.03×10(2 transformants/µg DNA, second only to electroporation which needs advanced instrumentation. We present optimized parameters for efficient transformation including pre-treatment, friction force, concentration of foreign DNA/aminoclay, and plasticity of agar plates. It is also confirmed the successful integration and stable expression of foreign gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii through molecular methods.
Multi-level denoising and enhancement method based on wavelet transform for mine monitoring
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Yanqin Zhao
2013-01-01
Based on low illumination and a large number of mixed noises contained in coal mine,denoising with one method usually cannot achieve good results,So a multi-level image denoising method based on wavelet correlation relevant inter-scale is presented.Firstly,we used directional median filter to effectively reduce impulse noise in the spatial domain,which is the main cause of noise in mine.Secondly,we used a Wiener filtration method to mainly reduce the Gaussian noise,and then finally used a multi-wavelet transform to minimize the remaining noise of low-light images in the transform domain.This multi-level image noise reduction method combines spatial and transform domain denoising to enhance benefits,and effectively reduce impulse noise and Gaussian noise in a coal mine,while retaining good detailed image characteristics of the underground for improving quality of images with mixing noise and effective low-light environment.
Efficient method for localized functions using domain transformation and Fourier sine series
Jovanovic, Raka; Alharbi, Fahhad H
2014-01-01
An efficient approach to handle localized states by using spectral methods (SM) in one and three dimensions is presented. The method consists of transformation of the infinite domain to the bounded domain in $(0, \\pi)$ and using the Fourier sine series as a set of basis functions for the SM. It is shown that with an appropriate choice of transformation functions, this method manages to preserve the good properties of original SMs; more precisely, superb computational efficiency when high level of accuracy is necessary. This is made possible by analytically exploiting the properties of the transformation function and the Fourier sine series. An especially important property of this approach is the possibility of calculating the Hartree energy very efficiently. This is done by exploiting the positive properties of the sine series as a basis set and conducting an extinctive part of the calculations analytically. We illustrate the efficiency of this method and implement it to solve the Poisson's and Helmholtz equ...
MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN THE INTEGRAL-TRANSFORMATION METHOD OF DYNAMIC CRACK
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边文凤; 王彪; 贾宝贤
2004-01-01
In the investigation on fracture mechanics,the potential function was introduced, and the moving differential equation was constructed. By making Laplace and Fourier transformation as well as sine and cosine transformation to moving differential equations and various responses, the dual equation which is constructed from boundary conditions lastly was solved. This method of investigating dynamic crack has become a more systematic one that is used widely. Some problems are encountered when the dynamic crack is studied. After the large investigation on the problems, it is discovered that during the process of mathematic derivation, the method is short of precision, and the derived results in this method are accidental and have no credibility.A model for example is taken to explain the problems existing in initial deriving process of the integral-transformation method of dynamic crack.
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Abdalla Ahmed Abdel-Ghaly
2016-06-01
Full Text Available This paper suggests the use of the conditional probability integral transformation (CPIT method as a goodness of fit (GOF technique in the field of accelerated life testing (ALT, specifically for validating the underlying distributional assumption in accelerated failure time (AFT model. The method is based on transforming the data into independent and identically distributed (i.i.d Uniform (0, 1 random variables and then applying the modified Watson statistic to test the uniformity of the transformed random variables. This technique is used to validate each of the exponential, Weibull and lognormal distributions' assumptions in AFT model under constant stress and complete sampling. The performance of the CPIT method is investigated via a simulation study. It is concluded that this method performs well in case of exponential and lognormal distributions. Finally, a real life example is provided to illustrate the application of the proposed procedure.
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H. M. Abdelhafez
2016-03-01
Full Text Available The modified differential transform method (MDTM, Laplace transform and Padé approximants are used to investigate a semi-analytic form of solutions of nonlinear oscillators in a large time domain. Forced Duffing and forced van der Pol oscillators under damping effect are studied to investigate semi-analytic forms of solutions. Moreover, solutions of the suggested nonlinear oscillators are obtained using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta numerical solution method. A comparison of the result by the numerical Runge-Kutta fourth-order accuracy method is compared with the result by the MDTM and plotted in a long time domain.
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Gou Fu-Yan; Liu Cai; Liu Yang; Feng Xuan; Cui Fang-Zi
2014-01-01
In seismic prospecting,fi eld conditions and other factors hamper the recording of the complete seismic wavefi eld; thus, data interpolation is critical in seismic data processing. Especially, in complex conditions, prestack missing data affect the subsequent high-precision data processing workfl ow. Compressive sensing is an effective strategy for seismic data interpolation by optimally representing the complex seismic wavefi eld and using fast and accurate iterative algorithms. The seislet transform is a sparse multiscale transform well suited for representing the seismic wavefield, as it can effectively compress seismic events. Furthermore, the Bregman iterative algorithm is an efficient algorithm for sparse representation in compressive sensing. Seismic data interpolation methods can be developed by combining seismic dynamic prediction, image transform, and compressive sensing. In this study, we link seismic data interpolation and constrained optimization. We selected the OC-seislet sparse transform to represent complex wavefields and used the Bregman iteration method to solve the hybrid norm inverse problem under the compressed sensing framework. In addition, we used an H-curve method to choose the threshold parameter in the Bregman iteration method. Thus, we achieved fast and accurate reconstruction of the seismic wavefi eld. Model andfi eld data tests demonstrate that the Bregman iteration method based on the H-curve norm in the sparse transform domain can effectively reconstruct missing complex wavefi eld data.
Eijnden-van Raaij, A.J.M. van den; Koornneef, I.; Zoelen, E.J.J. van
1988-01-01
A new method was developed for the purification of type beta transforming growth factor from human platelets. This method is a three-step procedure including gel filtration, weak cation exchange HPLC and reverse phase HPLC. All steps are carried out at low pH using exclusively volatile acidic buffer
A new chemometric method based on absorbance ratios from Fourier transform infrared spectra was devised to analyze multicomponent biodegradable plastics. The method uses the BeerLambert law to directly compute individual component concentrations and weight losses before and after biodegradation of c...
Chen, Xi; Stone, Michelle; Schlagnhaufer, Carl; Romaine, C. Peter
2000-01-01
We describe a modified Agrobacterium-mediated method for the efficient transformation of Agaricus bisporus. Salient features of this procedure include cocultivation of Agrobacterium and fruiting body gill tissue and use of a vector with a homologous promoter. This method offers new prospects for the genetic manipulation of this commercially important mushroom species.
Evaluation of the neutron flux-depression factor via the integral transform method
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The integral transform method is used to solve a two-region problem relevant to the evaluation of a neutron flux-depression factor. For the latter, numerical results are reported for different values of the physical parameters involved and compared with those obtained through other methods
The Telegraph Equation and Its Solution by Reduced Differential Transform Method
Vineet K. Srivastava; Mukesh K. Awasthi; R. K. Chaurasia; M. Tamsir
2013-01-01
One-dimensional second-order hyperbolic telegraph equation was formulated using Ohm’s law and solved by a recent and reliable semianalytic method, namely, the reduced differential transform method (RDTM). Using this method, it is possible to find the exact solution or a closed approximate solution of a differential equation. Three numerical examples have been carried out in order to check the effectiveness, the accuracy, and convergence of the method. The RDTM is a powerful mathematical techn...
TDA method application to austenite transformation in nodular cast iron with carbides assessment
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G. Gumienny
2011-07-01
Full Text Available In this paper the possibility of TDA method using to austenite transformation in nodular cast iron with carbides assessment is presented. Studies were conducted on cast iron with about 2% molybdenum and 0,70% to 4,50% nickel. On diagrams, where TDA curves are pre- sented, on time axis a logarithmic scale was applied. It has not been used up to now. It was found, that during cooling and crystallization of cast iron in TDA probe, on the derivative curve there is a slight thermal effect from austenite to upper bainite or martensite transformation. Depending on nickel concentration austeniteupper bainite transformation start temperature changed (Bus, while MS temperature was independent of it. An influence of nickel on eutectic transformation temperature in nodular cast iron with carbides was determined too.
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We develop a 'Local' Exponential Transform method which distributes the particles nearly uniformly across the system in Monte Carlo transport calculations. An exponential approximation to the continuous transport equation is used in each mesh cell to formulate biasing parameters. The biasing parameters, which resemble those of the conventional exponential transform, tend to produce a uniform sampling of the problem geometry when applied to a forward Monte Carlo calculation, and thus they help to minimize the maximum variance of the flux. Unlike the conventional exponential transform, the biasing parameters are spatially dependent, and are automatically determined from a forward diffusion calculation. We develop two versions of the forward Local Exponential Transform method, one with spatial biasing only, and one with spatial and angular biasing. The method is compared to conventional geometry splitting/Russian roulette for several sample one-group problems in X-Y geometry. The forward Local Exponential Transform method with angular biasing is found to produce better results than geometry splitting/Russian roulette in terms of minimizing the maximum variance of the flux. (orig.)
2D Satellite Image Registration Using Transform Based and Correlation Based Methods
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Dr. H.B. Kekre, Dr. Tanuja K. Sarode, Ms. Ruhina B. Karani
2012-05-01
Full Text Available Image registration is the process of geometrically aligning one image to another image of the same scene taken from different viewpoints or by different sensors. It is a fundamental image processing technique and is very useful in integrating information from different sensors, finding changes in images taken at different times and inferring three-dimensional information from stereo images. Image registration can be done by using two matching method: transform based methods and correlation based methods. When image registration is done using correlation based methods like normalized cross correlation, the results are slow. They are also computationally complex and sensitive to the image intensity changes which are caused by noise and varying illumination. In this paper, an unusual form of image registration is proposed which focuses upon using various transforms for fast and accurate image registration. The data set can be a set of photographs, data from various sensors, from different times, or from different viewpoints. The applications of image registration are in the field of computer vision, medical imaging, military automatic target recognition, and in analyzing images and data from satellites. The proposed technique works on satellite images. It tries to find out area of interest by comparing the unregistered image with source image and finding the part that has highest similarity matching. The paper mainly works on the concept of seeking water or land in the stored image. The proposed technique uses different transforms like Discrete Cosine Transform, Discrete Wavelet Transform, HAAR Transform and Walsh transform to achieve accurate image registration. The paper also focuses upon using normalized cross correlation as an area based technique of image registration for the purpose of comparison. The root mean square error is used as similarity measure. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can successfully register the
Ntsama, Eloundou Pascal; Colince, Welba; Ele, Pierre
2016-01-01
In this article, we make a comparative study for a new approach compression between discrete cosine transform (DCT) and discrete wavelet transform (DWT). We seek the transform proper to vector quantization to compress the EMG signals. To do this, we initially associated vector quantization and DCT, then vector quantization and DWT. The coding phase is made by the SPIHT coding (set partitioning in hierarchical trees coding) associated with the arithmetic coding. The method is demonstrated and evaluated on actual EMG data. Objective performance evaluations metrics are presented: compression factor, percentage root mean square difference and signal to noise ratio. The results show that method based on the DWT is more efficient than the method based on the DCT. PMID:27104132
A method based on IHS cylindrical transform model for quality assessment of image fusion
Zhu, Xiaokun; Jia, Yonghong
2005-10-01
Image fusion technique has been widely applied to remote sensing image analysis and processing, and methods for quality assessment of image fusion in remote sensing have also become the research issues at home and abroad. Traditional assessment methods combine calculation of quantitative indexes and visual interpretation to compare fused images quantificationally and qualitatively. However, in the existing assessment methods, there are two defects: on one hand, most imdexes lack the theoretic support to compare different fusion methods. On the hand, there is not a uniform preference for most of the quantitative assessment indexes when they are applied to estimate the fusion effects. That is, the spatial resolution and spectral feature could not be analyzed synchronously by these indexes and there is not a general method to unify the spatial and spectral feature assessment. So in this paper, on the basis of the approximate general model of four traditional fusion methods, including Intensity Hue Saturation(IHS) triangle transform fusion, High Pass Filter(HPF) fusion, Principal Component Analysis(PCA) fusion, Wavelet Transform(WT) fusion, a correlation coefficient assessment method based on IHS cylindrical transform is proposed. By experiments, this method can not only get the evaluation results of spatial and spectral features on the basis of uniform preference, but also can acquire the comparison between fusion image sources and fused images, and acquire differences among fusion methods. Compared with the traditional assessment methods, the new methods is more intuitionistic, and in accord with subjective estimation.
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Armanini, D.; Bosotti, O.; Centemeri, A.; Ghirelli, L.; Romani, C.; Vallini, F. (ENEL, Cologno Monzese (Italy). Centro di Ricerca Elettrica CESI, Milan (Italy))
1989-05-01
A short introduction on the problems met by HV current-transformers with paper-oil insulation when subjected to steep-front transients caused by disconnector operations, is followed by a description of test methods that enable these service stresses to be simulated in the laboratory. The results of experimental research carried out on various types of current transformers have shown the effectiveness of the methods proposed, and have given useful indications of requirements on the subject that might be introducted into existing CT standards.
Petr Orsag; Jaromir Kijonka
2008-01-01
In this paper a new method of identification of both the magnetization characteristic and the instantaneous parameters G(t) and K(t) of a single-phase transformer under a sinusoidal supply voltage is proposed. The instantaneous conductance G(t) and inverse inductance K(t) of the transformer cross section are determined by the scalar product of time functions. The magnetization characteristic is derived by means of the inverse inductance K(t). The method is practically applied to an isolating ...
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Lifeng Wang
2015-01-01
Full Text Available The method based on the continuous wavelet transformation to detect and characterize two-dimensional vortex is analyzed for a synthetic flow and applied to vortex detection of propeller wake. The characteristics of a vortex, such as center location, core radius, and circulation, are extracted based on the Lamb-Oseen and Rankine vortex models, the latter of which is a novel attempt. The effects of various factors such as the difference scheme, the grid and scale discretization, transform variable, and vortex model on vortex detection have been investigated thoroughly. The method is further applied to identify the tip vortex in a propeller wake.
Research of on-line monitoring method for insulation condition of power transformer bushing
Xia, Jiuyun; Qian, Zheng; Yu, Hao; Yao, Junda
2016-01-01
The power transformer is the key equipment of the power system; its insulation condition will directly influence the security and reliability of the power system. Thus, the on-line monitoring of power transformer is urgently required in order to guarantee the normal operation of the power system. Moreover, the dielectric loss factor is a significant parameter reflecting the condition of transformer bushing, so the on-line measurement of dielectric loss factor is really important. In this paper, the phase-to-phase comparison method is selected as the on-line monitoring method based on the overall analysis and discussion of the existing on-line monitoring methods. At first, the harmonic analysis method is utilized to calculate the dielectric loss of each phase of the three-phase transformer bushing, and then the differences of dielectric loss between every two phases are calculated and analyzed. So the insulation condition of each bushing could be achieved based on the careful analysis of different phase-to-phase dielectric loss. The simulation results of phase-to-phase comparison method are carried out in this paper, and the validity is verified. At last, this method is utilized in an actual equipment of on-line monitoring.
Setaria viridis floral-dip: A simple and rapid Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method
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Polyana Kelly Martins
2015-06-01
Full Text Available Setaria viridis was recently described as a new monocotyledonous model species for C4 photosynthesis research and genetic transformation. It has biological attributes (rapid life cycle, small genome, diploid, short stature and simple growth requirements that make it suitable for use as a model plant. We report an alternative method of S. viridis transformation using floral dip to circumvent the necessity of tissue culture phase for transgenic plant regeneration. S. viridis spikes at boot stage were selected to be immersed in Agrobacterium suspension. T1 seeds could be identified in 1.5–2 months after floral dipping. We demonstrated through molecular analysis and RFP expression that seeds and resulting plants from dipped inflorescences were transformed. Our results suggest the feasibility of S. viridis floral dip transformation as a time-saving and cost-effective compared with traditional methods. To our knowledge, this is the first report using floral dip in S. viridis as an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method.
Song, Jinzhong; Yan, Hong; Li, Yanjun; Mu, Kaiyu
2010-09-01
Baseline wandering in electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the biggest interferences in visualization and computerized detection of waveforms (especially ST-segment) based on threshold decision. A new method based on wavelet transform, QRS barycenter fitting and regional method was proposed in this paper. Firstly, wavelet transform as a coarse correction was used to remove the baseline wandering, whose frequency bands were non-overlapping with that of ST-segment. Secondly, QRS barycenter fitting was applied as a detailed correction. The third, the regional method was used to transfer baseline to zero. Finally, the method in this paper was proved to perform better than filtering and function fitting methods in baseline wandering correction after the long-term ST database (LTST) verification. In addition, the proposed method is simple and easy to carry out, and in current use. PMID:20882381
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M. Rasoulpoor
2011-12-01
Full Text Available This paper presents a novel technique for transformer differential protection to prevent incorrect operation due to inrush current. The proposed method in this paper is based on time-frequency transform known as the Wavelet transform. The discrete Wavelet transform is used for analysis the differential current signals in time and frequency domains. The investigation on the energy distribution of the signal on the discrete Wavelet transform components shows the difference distribution between inrush and internal fault current signals of power transformer. The correlation factor which is a statistical parameter is used here to express the pattern of the energy distribution for different current signals. The proposed algorithm is based on the correlation factors to distinguish between internal fault and inrush currents in the transformer differentialprotection. The proposed algorithm is tested and simulated for several cases by simulating inrush and internal fault currents. The simulation of inrush and internal fault currents are performed using electromagnetic transient program PSCAD/EMTDC software. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme accurately identifies inrush and fault currents at the distance of the power transformer protection in a time period less than quarter of power frequency cycle. In addition the proposed method has high sensitivity and reliability. The method has low computation work and not requires determining the threshold for each new power system.
WAVELET TRANSFORM METHOD FOR DERIVING ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT FROM LIDAR SIGNALS
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RAJITHA PALETI
2013-04-01
Full Text Available Wavelet method of determining the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL height from lidar signals is presented in this paper. The wavelet covariance transform (WCT method employed determines the significant gradient in the measured lidar signals. Using this method, the accuracy of ABL height detection enhances with increased dilation length. The developed wavelet algorithm is coded in MATLAB software and has a provision to alter the dilation length in real-time for a given translation estimate.
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Mohammad Hosein Rezaei
2011-10-01
Full Text Available Transformers perform many functions such as voltage transformation, isolation and noise decoupling. They are indispensable components in electric power distribution system. However, at low frequencies (50 Hz, they are one of the heaviest and the most expensive equipment in an electrical distribution system. Nowadays, electronic power transformers are used instead of conventional power transformers that do voltage transformation and power delivery in power system by power electronic converter. In this paper, the structure of distribution electronic power transformer (DEPT are analized and then paid attention on the design of a linear-quadratic-regulator (LQR with integral action to improve dynamic performance of DEPT with voltage unbalance, voltage sags, voltage harmonics and voltage ﬂicker. The presentation control strategy is simulated by MATLAB/SIMULINK. In addition, the results that are in terms of dc-link reference voltage, input and output voltages clearly show that a better dynamic performance can be achieved by using the LQR method when compared to other techniques.
A gravitational wave burst search method based on the S transform
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The detection of burst-type events in the output of ground gravitational wave observatories is particularly challenging due to the expected variety of astrophysical waveforms and the issue of discriminating them from instrumental noise. Robust methods, that achieve reasonable detection performances over a wide range of signals, would be most useful. We present a burst-detection pipeline based on a time-frequency transform, the S transform. This transform offers good time-frequency localization of energy without requiring prior knowledge of the event structure. We set a simple (and robust) event extraction chain. Results are provided for a variety of signals injected in simulated Gaussian statistics data (from the LIGO-Virgo joint working group). Indications are that detection is robust with respect to event type and that efficiency compares reasonably with reference methods. The time-frequency representation is shown to be affected by spectral features such as resonant lines. This emphasizes the role of pre-processing
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A.B. Mutiara
2011-03-01
Full Text Available Multimedia data transformation into serial stories or story board will help to reduce the consumption of storage media, indexing, sorting and searching system. Movement Oriented Method that is being developed changes the form of multimedia data into serial stories. Movement Oriented Method depends on the knowledge each actor who uses it. Different knowledge of each actor in the transformation process raises complex issues, such as the sequence, and the resulted story object that could becomes the standard. And the most fatal could be, the resulted stories does not same with the original multimedia data. To solve it, the Standard Level Knowledge (SLK in maintaining the quality of the story could be taken. SLK is the minimum knowledge that must be owned by each actor who will perform this transformation process. Quality of Service management could be applied to assess and maintain the stability and validity of the level of the each system to SLK.
Development of Method for Remaining Life Assessment of Oil-Immersed Transformer
Matsui, Tetsuro; Nakahara, Yasuo; Nishiyama, Kazuo; Urabe, Noboru; Itoh, Masayoshi
This paper presents a method for remaining life assessment of oil-immersed transformers using analyzable structured neural networks. Remaining life assessment of oil-immersed transformer is very important. Furfural method is conventionally used for such an assessment. In the furfural method, the average degree of polymerization is determined by considering the nonlinear correlation between the furfural and average degree of polymerization. The remaining life is estimated by considering the average degree of polymerization. However, a range of estimates of the remaining life is obtained when the furfural method is used, making accurate estimation difficult. The proposed method can be used to estimate the remaining life of an oil-immersed transformer accurately; this method involves analyzable structured neural networks and ensemble method. In the proposed method, not only furfural but also oil temperature, operational status, cooling type, etc., are considered. Since various factors are considered as input variables and a nonlinear model, i.e., artificial neural networks are used, accurate estimation of the remaining life has been realized. The effectiveness of the proposed method is shown by numerical simulation using actual measured data.
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Numerous variance reduction techniques, such as splitting/Russian roulette, weight windows, and the exponential transform exist for improving the efficiency of Monte Carlo transport calculations. Typically, however, these methods, while reducing the variance in the problem area of interest tend to increase the variance in other, presumably less important, regions. As such, these methods tend to be not as effective in Monte Carlo calculations which require the minimization of the variance everywhere. Recently, ''Local'' Exponential Transform (LET) methods have been developed as a means of approximating the zero-variance solution. A numerical solution to the adjoint diffusion equation is used, along with an exponential representation of the adjoint flux in each cell, to determine ''local'' biasing parameters. These parameters are then used to bias the forward Monte Carlo transport calculation in a manner similar to the conventional exponential transform, but such that the transform parameters are now local in space and energy, not global. Results have shown that the Local Exponential Transform often offers a significant improvement over conventional geometry splitting/Russian roulette with weight windows. Since the biasing parameters for the Local Exponential Transform were determined from a low-order solution to the adjoint transport problem, the LET has been applied in problems where it was desirable to minimize the variance in a detector region. The purpose of this paper is to show that by basing the LET method upon a low-order solution to the forward transport problem, one can instead obtain biasing parameters which will minimize the maximum variance in a Monte Carlo transport calculation
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The disposal of low-level radioactive liquid wastes at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington, involves mixing the wastes with pozzolanic grout-forming solid blends. Checking the quality of each blend component and its mix ratio will ensure processibility of the blend and the long-term performance of the resulting waste grout. In earlier work at Hanford laboratories, Fourier transform infrared-transmission method (FTIR-TR) using KBr pellet was applied successfully in the analysis of blends consisting of cement, fly ash, and clays. This method involves time-consuming sample preparation resulting in slow turnaround for repetitive sampling. Because reflection methods do not require elaborate sample preparation, they have the potential to reduce turnaround analysis time. Neat samples may be examined making these methods attractive for quality control. This study investigates the capability of Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflectance method (FTIR-ATR) to analyze pozzolanic blends
Verification of Transformer Restricted Earth Fault Protection by using the Monte Carlo Method
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KRSTIVOJEVIC, J. P.
2015-08-01
Full Text Available The results of a comprehensive investigation of the influence of current transformer (CT saturation on restricted earth fault (REF protection during power transformer magnetization inrush are presented. Since the inrush current during switch-on of unloaded power transformer is stochastic, its values are obtained by: (i laboratory measurements and (ii calculations based on the input data obtained by the Monte Carlo (MC simulation. To make a detailed assessment of the current transformer performance the uncertain input data for the CT model were obtained by applying the MC method. In this way, different levels of remanent flux in CT core are taken into consideration. By the generated CT secondary currents, the algorithm for REF protection based on phase comparison in time domain is tested. On the basis of the obtained results, a method of adjustment of the triggering threshold in order to ensure safe operation during transients, and thereby improve the algorithm security, has been proposed. The obtained results indicate that power transformer REF protection would be enhanced by using the proposed adjustment of triggering threshold in the algorithm which is based on phase comparison in time domain.
Bijaoui, A.
2013-03-01
The image restoration is today an important part of the astrophysical data analysis. The denoising and the deblurring can be efficiently performed using multiscale transforms. The multiresolution analysis constitutes the fundamental pillar for these transforms. The discrete wavelet transform is introduced from the theory of the approximation by translated functions. The continuous wavelet transform carries out a generalization of multiscale representations from translated and dilated wavelets. The à trous algorithm furnishes its discrete redundant transform. The image denoising is first considered without any hypothesis on the signal distribution, on the basis of the a contrario detection. Different softening functions are introduced. The introduction of a regularization constraint may improve the results. The application of Bayesian methods leads to an automated adaptation of the softening function to the signal distribution. The MAP principle leads to the basis pursuit, a sparse decomposition on redundant dictionaries. Nevertheless the posterior expectation minimizes, scale per scale, the quadratic error. The proposed deconvolution algorithm is based on a coupling of the wavelet denoising with an iterative inversion algorithm. The different methods are illustrated by numerical experiments on a simulated image similar to images of the deep sky. A white Gaussian stationary noise was added with three levels. In the conclusion different important connected problems are tackled.
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2001-01-01
Between the transformations, witch can transform the compressible wave equation to the incompressible flow, a kind of relativity character can be found, which have the almost equal character as Lorenz time and space relation. This result leads to a new inference: incompressible wave equation with time and space structure of sonic special relativity is only different description of approximate compressible flow. This conclusion can be extended to Euler equation, and arise the interest of "compressible expression" of Maxwell equation. To study the rule of compressibility and thermodynamic character of metastructure field, a try is made by the using KamanTsian virtual gas method, this would give the relation,similar as mass and energy of special relativity theory.At first searching a transformation, witch can transform the compressible wave equation to the incompressible flow, but it is almost equal Lorenz time and space relation, So arrive to the conclusion: incompressible wave equation with approximate Lorentz transformation is only different description of compressible flow. This conclusion is expected be used to Maxwell equation, because its wave equation is also perfectly equal form. To search the rule of electromagnet and gravity field, by the using of Kaman-Tsian virtual gas method, the relation of mass and energy of relativity theory is given.``
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Supersymmetric Liouville and sine-Gordon equations are studied. We write down for these models the system of linear equations for which the method of inverse scattering problem should be applicable. Expressions for an infinite set of conserved currents are explicitly given. Supersymmetric Baecklund transformations and generalized conservation laws are constructed. (author)
One-dimensional treatment of polyatomic crystals by the Laplace transform method
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The one dimensional periodic potential problem is solved using the Laplace transform method and a condensed expression for the relation E x k and effective mass for one electron in a polyatomic structure is determined. Applications related to the effect of the asymmetry of the potential upon the one dimensional band structure are discussed
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Yan Li-Mei
2013-01-01
Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to extend the homotopy perturbation method to fractional heat transfer and porous media equations with the help of the Laplace transform. The fractional derivatives described in this paper are in the Caputo sense. The algorithm is demonstrated to be direct and straightforward, and can be used for many other non-linear fractional differential equations.
Alpha-rooting method of color image enhancement by discrete quaternion Fourier transform
Grigoryan, Artyom M.; Agaian, Sos S.
2014-02-01
This paper presents a novel method for color image enhancement based on the discrete quaternion Fourier transform. We choose the quaternion Fourier transform, because it well-suited for color image processing applications, it processes all 3 color components (R,G,B) simultaneously, it capture the inherent correlation between the components, it does not generate color artifacts or blending , finally it does not need an additional color restoration process. Also we introduce a new CEME measure to evaluate the quality of the enhanced color images. Preliminary results show that the α-rooting based on the quaternion Fourier transform enhancement method out-performs other enhancement methods such as the Fourier transform based α-rooting algorithm and the Multi scale Retinex. On top, the new method not only provides true color fidelity for poor quality images but also averages the color components to gray value for balancing colors. It can be used to enhance edge information and sharp features in images, as well as for enhancing even low contrast images. The proposed algorithms are simple to apply and design, which makes them very practical in image enhancement.
The unified transform method for the Sasa-Satsuma equation on the half-line.
Xu, Jian; Fan, Engui
2013-11-01
We implement the unified transform method to the initial-boundary value (IBV) problem of the Sasa-Satsuma equation on the half line. In addition to presenting the basic Riemann-Hilbert formalism, which linearizes this IBV problem, we also analyse the associated general Dirichlet to Neumann map using the so-called global relation. PMID:24204181
The unified transform method for the Sasa–Satsuma equation on the half-line
Xu, Jian; Fan, Engui
2013-01-01
We implement the unified transform method to the initial-boundary value (IBV) problem of the Sasa–Satsuma equation on the half line. In addition to presenting the basic Riemann–Hilbert formalism, which linearizes this IBV problem, we also analyse the associated general Dirichlet to Neumann map using the so-called global relation.
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Wang Na; Zhang Li; Zhou Xiao'an; Jia Chuanying; Li Xia
2005-01-01
This letter exploits fundamental characteristics of a wavelet transform image to form a progressive octave-based spatial resolution. Each wavelet subband is coded based on zeroblock and quardtree partitioning ordering scheme with memory optimization technique. The method proposed in this letter is of low complexity and efficient for Internet plug-in software.
Lifting of the Vlasov-Maxwell Bracket by Lie-transform Method
Brizard, A J; Burby, J W; de Guillebon, L; Vittot, M
2016-01-01
The Vlasov-Maxwell equations possess a Hamiltonian structure expressed in terms of a Hamiltonian functional and a functional bracket. In the present paper, the transformation ("lift") of the Vlasov-Maxwell bracket induced by the dynamical reduction of single-particle dynamics is investigated when the reduction is carried out by Lie-transform perturbation methods. The ultimate goal of this work is to derive explicit Hamiltonian formulations for the guiding-center and gyrokinetic Vlasov-Maxwell equations that have important applications in our understanding of turbulent magnetized plasmas.
A gyrokinetic continuum code based on the numerical Lie transform (NLT) method
Ye, Lei; Xu, Yingfeng; Xiao, Xiaotao; Dai, Zongliang; Wang, Shaojie
2016-07-01
In this work, we report a novel gyrokinetic simulation method named numerical Lie transform (NLT), which depends on a new physical model derived from the I-transform theory. In this model, the perturbed motion of a particle is decoupled from the unperturbed motion. Due to this property, the unperturbed orbit can be computed in advance and saved as numerical tables for real-time computation. A 4D tensor B-spline interpolation module is developed and applied with the semi-Lagrangian scheme to avoid operator splitting. The NLT code is verified by the Rosenbluth-Hinton test and the linear ITG Cyclone test.
Improved Real-time Denoising Method Based on Lifting Wavelet Transform
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Liu Zhaohua
2014-06-01
Full Text Available Signal denoising can not only enhance the signal to noise ratio (SNR but also reduce the effect of noise. In order to satisfy the requirements of real-time signal denoising, an improved semisoft shrinkage real-time denoising method based on lifting wavelet transform was proposed. The moving data window technology realizes the real-time wavelet denoising, which employs wavelet transform based on lifting scheme to reduce computational complexity. Also hyperbolic threshold function and recursive threshold computing can ensure the dynamic characteristics of the system, in addition, it can improve the real-time calculating efficiency as well. The simulation results show that the semisoft shrinkage real-time denoising method has quite a good performance in comparison to the traditional methods, namely soft-thresholding and hard-thresholding. Therefore, this method can solve more practical engineering problems.
Evaluation of a method for transforming crisp values into fuzzy values
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Viviane Leite Dias de Mattos
2015-12-01
Full Text Available This study analyzes a method for transforming crisp values (discrete into fuzzy values. The data comes from a quality analysis of sensory characteristics of food. It is a very common practice in the food industry. Five sets of values that were interpreted as crisp values and fuzzy values were analyzed. Friedman’s test, Wilcoxon’s test and Kendall’s coefficient were used in the statistical analysis and graphical and analytical techniques were used in the exploratory study. It was found that the metric is modified by the transformation and quite influenced by some properties of the data. The sorting by Kaufmann-Grupta’s method and by Yager’s method is similar, but it is different by Chang’s method.
Research of Adaptive Resolution Spectrum Sensing Method Based on Discrete Wavelet Packet Transform
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Wei Naiqi
2013-09-01
Full Text Available Spectrum sensing is the precondition of the realization of cognitive radio. In order to achieve efficient multi-resolution spectrum sensing, and find the available spectrum hole quickly, it proposes a variable resolution adaptive frequency spectrum energy sensing method based on discrete wavelet packet transform (DWPT. The method applied hierarchical decomposition and threshold denoising characteristic of wavelet packet transform, and solved the problem of subband sort disorder in wavelet packet decomposition process; it can eliminate the influence of uncertainty noise on detection performance, effectively. It also can reduce the computational complexity according to demand of selection resolution and perception band. The simulation results and its analysis show that the proposed method has advantages of high precision, simple arithmetic and fine flexibility, etc. The method is adapted to fast sensing in the cognitive radio environment.
R. Rabenstein; Trautmann, L
2004-01-01
The functional transformation method (FTM) is a well-established mathematical method for accurate simulations of multidimensional physical systems from various fields of science, including optics, heat and mass transfer, electrical engineering, and acoustics. This paper applies the FTM to real-time simulations of transversal vibrating strings. First, a physical model of a transversal vibrating lossy and dispersive string is derived. Afterwards, this model is solved with the FTM for two cases:...
MEDICAL IMAGE DENOISE METHOD BASED ON CURVELET TRANSFORM: AN APPROACH FOR EDGE PRESERVATION
T. Janardhan Reddy
2016-01-01
In medical images noise and artifacts are presented due to the measurement techniques and instrumentation. Because of the noise present in the medical images, physicians are unable to obtain required information from the images. The paper proposes a noise reduction method for both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which fuses the Curvelet transform based method. The performance is analysed by computing Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR).The results show the proposed...
2D Satellite Image Registration Using Transform Based and Correlation Based Methods
Dr. H.B. Kekre, Dr. Tanuja K. Sarode, Ms. Ruhina B. Karani
2012-01-01
Image registration is the process of geometrically aligning one image to another image of the same scene taken from different viewpoints or by different sensors. It is a fundamental image processing technique and is very useful in integrating information from different sensors, finding changes in images taken at different times and inferring three-dimensional information from stereo images. Image registration can be done by using two matching method: transform based methods and correlation ba...
A Modeling Method for Transformer Windings Under VFTO Based on S-parameters
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ZHANG Ping; WANG You-hua; NIE Xin-peng; YAN Wei-li; ZHANG Hai-jiao
2008-01-01
To study the Very Fast Transient Over-voltage(VFTO)distribution in transformer windings in gas insulated substation(GIS),a systematic methodology based on S-parameters is presented for establishing high-frequency model of transformer windings.Firstly,voltage transfer functions are derived from S-parameters which are calculated or measured from transformer windings.Secondly,voltage transfer functions are fitted with rational functions by the vector fitting method and then the rational transfer functions are order-reduced by optimal Pade-approximation algorithm.Lastly,the resultant voltage transfer functions are synthesized by network technology.Computational results are consistent with simulation results of Electromagnetic Transient Program(EMTP)and confirm the feasibility and validity of proposed methodology.
A complex guided spectral transform Lanczos method for studying quantum resonance states
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A complex guided spectral transform Lanczos (cGSTL) algorithm is proposed to compute both bound and resonance states including energies, widths and wavefunctions. The algorithm comprises of two layers of complex-symmetric Lanczos iterations. A short inner layer iteration produces a set of complex formally orthogonal Lanczos (cFOL) polynomials. They are used to span the guided spectral transform function determined by a retarded Green operator. An outer layer iteration is then carried out with the transform function to compute the eigen-pairs of the system. The guided spectral transform function is designed to have the same wavefunctions as the eigenstates of the original Hamiltonian in the spectral range of interest. Therefore the energies and/or widths of bound or resonance states can be easily computed with their wavefunctions or by using a root-searching method from the guided spectral transform surface. The new cGSTL algorithm is applied to bound and resonance states of HO, and compared to previous calculations
Design parameter based method of partial discharge detection and location in power transformers
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Kumar Santosh Annadurai
2009-01-01
Full Text Available Insulation defect detection in time ensures higher operational reliability of power system assets. Power transformers are the most critical unit of power systems both from economical and operational front. Hence it becomes necessary to have knowledge of the actual insulation condition of transformer to increase dependability of the system. The performance and ageing of the transformer insulation is mainly affected by Partial discharges (PD. Proper diagnosis in terms of amplitude and location of partial discharge in a power transformer enables us to predict well in advance, with much confidence, the defect in insulation system, which avoids large catastrophic failures. In this work a 20kVA, 230/50kV single phase core type transformer is used for evaluation of the transfer function-based partial discharge detection and location using modeling of the winding, using design data. The simulation of capturing on-line PD pulses across the bushing tap capacitor is done for various tap positions. Standard PD source model is used to inject PD pulse signal at 10 tap locations in the winding and corresponding response signatures are captured at the bushing tap end (across 1000pF. The equivalent high frequency model of the winding is derived from the design parameters using analytical calculations and simulations in packages such as MAGNET and ANSOFT. The test conditions are simulated using ORCAD-9 and the results are evaluated for location accuracy using design parameter based PD monitoring method. .
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HASHEM SABERI NAJAFI
2016-07-01
Full Text Available Generalized differential transform method (GDTM is a powerful method to solve the fractional differential equations. In this paper, a new fractional model for systems with single degree of freedom (SDOF is presented, by using the GDTM. The advantage of this method compared with some other numerical methods has been shown. The analysis of new approximations, damping and acceleration of systems are also described. Finally, by reducing damping and analysis of the errors, in one of the fractional cases, we have shown that in addition to having a suitable solution for the displacement close to the exact one, the system enjoys acceleration once crossing the equilibrium point.
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Rahmani Faramarz; Golshani Mehdi; Sarbishei Mohsen
2016-04-01
In this paper we shall argue that conformal transformations give some new aspects to a metric and changes the physics that arises from the classical metric. It is equivalent to adding a new potential to relativistic Hamilton–Jacobi equation. We start by using conformal transformations on a metric and obtain modified geodesics. Then, we try to show that extra terms in the modified geodesics are indications of a background force. We obtain this potential by using variational method. Then, we see that this background potential is the same as the Bohmian non-local quantum potential. This approach gives a method stronger than Bohm’s original method in deriving Bohmian quantumpotential. We do not use any quantum mechanical postulates in this approach.
Fourier transform method for sensitivity analysis in coal fired power plant
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This work proposes a Fourier transform method to determine the sensitivities associated with a real coal power plant using a Rankine cycle. Power demand determines the plant revenue and is supposed to be the most important parameter to be accurately measured, and this hypothesis is at the center of this study. The results confirm that under full design load, variables such as steam pressure, temperature and mass flow rate are closely dependent on power demand, though overall thermal efficiency is more sensitive to boiler efficiency. Partial load simulation shows that the overall thermal efficiency remains strongly dependent on the boiler parameters, but other operational variables such as steam temperature at the turbine outlet changes its sensitivity according to the load. The results from the Fourier transform method are in good agreement with those determined by classical differential and Monte Carlo methods. However, the Fourier transform method requires only a single run, providing major savings in computational time as compared to the Monte Carlo method, a major advantage for analysis of power systems whether operating under full or partial load
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Mehfuza Holia
2009-11-01
Full Text Available In computer vision system sets of data acquired by sampling of the same sceneor object at different times or from different perspectives, will be in differentcoordinate systems. Image registration is the process of transforming thedifferent sets of data into one coordinate system. Registration is necessaryin order to be able to compare or integrate the data obtained from differentmeasurements such as different view points, different times, different sensorsetc. Image Registration is an important problem and a fundamental task in imageprocessing technique. This paper presents an algorithm for recovering translationparameter from two images that differ by Rotation, Scaling, Transformation andRotation-scale-Translation (RST also known as similarity transformation. It is atransformation expressed as a pixel mapping function that maps a referenceimage into a pattern image. The images having rotational, scaling, translationdifferences are registered using correlation with Nelder-mead method for functionminimization. The algorithm finds the correlation between original image andsensed images. It applies the transformation parameters on sensed images sothat maximum correlation between original image and sensed images areachieved. Simulation results (Using Matlab on images show the Performancesof the method.
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Cinicioglu Esma Nur
2014-01-01
Full Text Available Dempster−Shafer belief function theory can address a wider class of uncertainty than the standard probability theory does, and this fact appeals the researchers in operations research society for potential application areas. However, the lack of a decision theory of belief functions gives rise to the need to use the probability transformation methods for decision making. For representation of statistical evidence, the class of consonant belief functions is used which is not closed under Dempster’s rule of combination but is closed under Walley’s rule of combination. In this research, it is shown that the outcomes obtained using both Dempster’s and Walley’s rules do result in different probability distributions when pignistic transformation is used. However, when plausibility transformation is used, they do result in the same probability distribution. This result shows that the choice of the combination rule and probability transformation method may have a significant effect on decision making since it may change the choice of the decision alternative selected. This result is illustrated via an example of missile type identification.
A new stationary gridline artifact suppression method based on the 2D discrete wavelet transform
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Tang, Hui, E-mail: corinna@seu.edu.cn [Laboratory of Image Science and Technology, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China); Key Laboratory of Computer Network and Information Integration (Southeast University), Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210000 (China); Centre de Recherche en Information Biomédicale sino-français, Laboratoire International Associé, Inserm, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes 35000 (France); Southeast University, Nanjing 210000 (China); Tong, Dan; Dong Bao, Xu [Laboratory of Image Science and Technology, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China); Dillenseger, Jean-Louis [INSERM, U1099, Rennes F-35000 (France); Université de Rennes 1, LTSI, Rennes F-35000 (France); Centre de Recherche en Information Biomédicale sino-français, Laboratoire International Associé, Inserm, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes 35000 (France); Southeast University, Nanjing 210000 (China)
2015-04-15
Purpose: In digital x-ray radiography, an antiscatter grid is inserted between the patient and the image receptor to reduce scattered radiation. If the antiscatter grid is used in a stationary way, gridline artifacts will appear in the final image. In most of the gridline removal image processing methods, the useful information with spatial frequencies close to that of the gridline is usually lost or degraded. In this study, a new stationary gridline suppression method is designed to preserve more of the useful information. Methods: The method is as follows. The input image is first recursively decomposed into several smaller subimages using a multiscale 2D discrete wavelet transform. The decomposition process stops when the gridline signal is found to be greater than a threshold in one or several of these subimages using a gridline detection module. An automatic Gaussian band-stop filter is then applied to the detected subimages to remove the gridline signal. Finally, the restored image is achieved using the corresponding 2D inverse discrete wavelet transform. Results: The processed images show that the proposed method can remove the gridline signal efficiently while maintaining the image details. The spectra of a 1D Fourier transform of the processed images demonstrate that, compared with some existing gridline removal methods, the proposed method has better information preservation after the removal of the gridline artifacts. Additionally, the performance speed is relatively high. Conclusions: The experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method. Compared with some existing gridline removal methods, the proposed method can preserve more information within an acceptable execution time.
A new stationary gridline artifact suppression method based on the 2D discrete wavelet transform
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Purpose: In digital x-ray radiography, an antiscatter grid is inserted between the patient and the image receptor to reduce scattered radiation. If the antiscatter grid is used in a stationary way, gridline artifacts will appear in the final image. In most of the gridline removal image processing methods, the useful information with spatial frequencies close to that of the gridline is usually lost or degraded. In this study, a new stationary gridline suppression method is designed to preserve more of the useful information. Methods: The method is as follows. The input image is first recursively decomposed into several smaller subimages using a multiscale 2D discrete wavelet transform. The decomposition process stops when the gridline signal is found to be greater than a threshold in one or several of these subimages using a gridline detection module. An automatic Gaussian band-stop filter is then applied to the detected subimages to remove the gridline signal. Finally, the restored image is achieved using the corresponding 2D inverse discrete wavelet transform. Results: The processed images show that the proposed method can remove the gridline signal efficiently while maintaining the image details. The spectra of a 1D Fourier transform of the processed images demonstrate that, compared with some existing gridline removal methods, the proposed method has better information preservation after the removal of the gridline artifacts. Additionally, the performance speed is relatively high. Conclusions: The experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method. Compared with some existing gridline removal methods, the proposed method can preserve more information within an acceptable execution time
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The data treatment results of the small angle scattering from lamellar and cylindrical particles by indirect transformation method has been geometrically analized. Presented the theory of small angle scattering from lamellar and cylindrical particles that gives the cross section scattering function in the reciprocal space and the distance distribution function in the real space. Also discussed the features of the indirect transformation method compare to the conventional method that is the direct transformation method. Presented the data treatment results of the cylindrical particles cross section scattering from the data treatment results of the cylindrical particles scattering. The calculation of the parameters from the two of data sets give values of cross section intensity at zero angle It (0) = 0.53640, and Ic (0) = 151.51, cross sections of radius of gyration Rt = 11.461oA and Rc = 13.908oA and the maximum diameter of the cross sections Dt (max) = 40oA and Dc (max) = 40oA of lamellar and cylindrical particles, respectively. (author)
A Novel Multi-Focus Image Fusion Method Based on Dual-Tree Shearlet Transform
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Chang Duan
2015-06-01
Full Text Available In this paper, a multi-focus image fusion method based on Dual-Tree Compactly Supported Shearlet Transform (DT CSST and Direction Decision Map (DDM is proposed. DT CSST is a shift invariant modification of conventional Compactly Supported Shearlet Transform (CSST. Based on the mitigation of shift variance of CSST in DT CSST, a clearer fused image could be acquired through the General Image Fusion (GIF method, and this image is called the initial fused image in this paper. The decision map is determined by the similarity of the initial fused image and the source images. The generation algorithm of the decision map in this paper takes advantage of the directional nature of DT CSST: every direction of the transform generates an initial directional decision map and then yields the final map through vote and smooth steps. This scheme is called DDM in this paper. The proposed method is evaluated by four groups of standard images. The results show that the proposed method is able to improve the quality indices compared with two algorithms which have excellent quality indices.
Kamalian, Morteza; Prilepsky, Jaroslaw E; Le, Son Thai; Turitsyn, Sergei K
2016-08-01
In this work, we introduce the periodic nonlinear Fourier transform (PNFT) method as an alternative and efficacious tool for compensation of the nonlinear transmission effects in optical fiber links. In the Part I, we introduce the algorithmic platform of the technique, describing in details the direct and inverse PNFT operations, also known as the inverse scattering transform for periodic (in time variable) nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE). We pay a special attention to explaining the potential advantages of the PNFT-based processing over the previously studied nonlinear Fourier transform (NFT) based methods. Further, we elucidate the issue of the numerical PNFT computation: we compare the performance of four known numerical methods applicable for the calculation of nonlinear spectral data (the direct PNFT), in particular, taking the main spectrum (utilized further in Part II for the modulation and transmission) associated with some simple example waveforms as the quality indicator for each method. We show that the Ablowitz-Ladik discretization approach for the direct PNFT provides the best performance in terms of the accuracy and computational time consumption. PMID:27505799
Tavares, Paulo J.; Vaz, Mário A. P.
2013-03-01
Gradient range and spatial resolution in Fourier Transform Profilometry depend on the size of the filter window in reciprocal space. The proposed methods to date for the elimination of the fundamental frequency and enlargement of the filter window are either too computationally complex or depend on the possibility of using two frames, thus disabling the method's ability to cope with dynamic situations and subjecting the results to possible intensity changes between the two frame acquisitions. This article describes a simple method for using a single crossed fringe pattern to accomplish that objective, greatly improving the previously reported technique, whilst retaining its main advantages.
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Burhan Ergen
2014-01-01
Full Text Available This paper proposes two edge detection methods for medical images by integrating the advantages of Gabor wavelet transform (GWT and unsupervised clustering algorithms. The GWT is used to enhance the edge information in an image while suppressing noise. Following this, the k-means and Fuzzy c-means (FCM clustering algorithms are used to convert a gray level image into a binary image. The proposed methods are tested using medical images obtained through Computed Tomography (CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI devices, and a phantom image. The results prove that the proposed methods are successful for edge detection, even in noisy cases.
Study of organic N transformation in red soils by 15N tracer method
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YeQing－Fu; ZhangQin－Zheng; 等
1997-01-01
Uniformly 15N-labelled ryegrass was used to investigate NH4+-production,microbial transformation and humification of organic N in two types of red soils by incubating the soils amended with labelled material.The results showed that there was little significant difference in biomass N transformation in the tested solis between 15N tracer method and conventional method,but the amount of NH4++-N released form the ryegrass in the clayey soil than in the sandy soil at all sampling time .By 120d of incubation,humified N was less than 10% of the amount of the applied N in two types of red soils and the amount of residual N in the clayey red soil was obviously higher than that in the sandy red soil.
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S. hajiaghasi
2014-07-01
Full Text Available In recent years with notice increase reliability in power system and Intelligent Systems and also notice that transformers are one of the main part of the transmission and distribution systems, online monitoring of these equipment in power system are require. In this paper, a new method for online interturn fault detection base on leakage flux in power transformer are propose. When an interturn fault occur the symmetry of flux destruction and leakage flux increase or decrease and for various location and severity of fault leakage flux is different and it can be used for fault detection. In this paper for measure these flux we using search coils that mounted on HV winding. To fault detection and classify we using probabilistic neural network. and for decrease the information volume PCA is used. The simulation results are compare and verified with experimental result and show that this propose method is very good.
Kaneko, Tak
2008-01-01
Context: Fourier transform (or lag) correlators in radio interferometers can serve as an efficient means of synthesising spectral channels. However aliasing corrupts the edge channels so they usually have to be excluded from the data set. In systems with around 10 channels, the loss in sensitivity can be significant. In addition, the low level of residual aliasing in the remaining channels may cause systematic errors. Moreover, delay errors have been widely reported in implementations of broadband analogue correlators and simulations have shown that delay errors exasperate the effects of aliasing. Aims: We describe a software-based approach that suppresses aliasing by oversampling the cross-correlation function. This method can be applied to interferometers with individually-tracking antennas equipped with a discrete path compensator system. It is based on the well-known property of interferometers where the drift scan response is the Fourier transform of the source's band-limited spectrum. Methods: In this p...
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davood domiri ganji
2014-10-01
Full Text Available The differential transform and least square are analytical methods for solving differential equations. In this article, two-Dimensional Differential Transform Method (2D DTM and Least Square Method (LSM are applied to obtaining the analytic solution of the two- dimensional non- linear wave equations. We demonstrate that the differential transform method and least square are very effective and convenient for achieving the analytical solutions of linear or nonlinear partial differential equations. Also, three examples are given to demonstrate the exactness of the methods. Results of these methods are compared with the exact solution.
Improved Method of Generating Bit Reserved Numbers for Calculating Fast Fourier Transform
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T. Suresh
1996-10-01
Full Text Available Fast Fourier Transform (FFT is an important tool required for signal processing in defence applications. This paper reports an improved method for generating bit reversed numbers needed in calculating FFT using radix-2. The refined algorithm takes advantage of some features of the bit reversed numbers, using intermediate array for storage and improved procedure for calculating base values required when generating bit reversed numbers.
Evaluation of software using the finite element method by simulating transformers and inductors
Larsson, Jenny; Håkansson, David
2011-01-01
In this bachelor thesis several software, capable of calculating andsimulating complex problems concerning the power losses in inductors andtransformers with the finite element method, have been evaluated and used tosolve test cases provided by the commissioner. The software have been evaluatedwith respect to several requirements stated by the commissioner.The aim is to be able to simulate power losses and inductance levels in complexdesigns of inductors and transformers. By reading the manua...
Power-law behaviour evaluation from foreign exchange market data using a wavelet transform method
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Numerous studies in the literature have shown that the dynamics of many time series including observations in foreign exchange markets exhibit scaling behaviours. A simple new statistical approach, derived from the concept of the continuous wavelet transform correlation function (WTCF), is proposed for the evaluation of power-law properties from observed data. The new method reveals that foreign exchange rates obey power-laws and thus belong to the class of self-similarity processes.
Zhang, Yu-xin; Cheng, Zhi-feng; Xu, Zheng-ping; Bai, Jing
2015-01-01
In order to solve the problems such as complex operation, consumption for the carrier gas and long test period in traditional power transformer fault diagnosis approach based on dissolved gas analysis (DGA), this paper proposes a new method which is detecting 5 types of characteristic gas content in transformer oil such as CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C2H6 and H2 based on photoacoustic Spectroscopy and C2H2/C2H4, CH4/H2, C2H4/C2H6 three-ratios data are calculated. The support vector machine model was constructed using cross validation method under five support vector machine functions and four kernel functions, heuristic algorithms were used in parameter optimization for penalty factor c and g, which to establish the best SVM model for the highest fault diagnosis accuracy and the fast computing speed. Particles swarm optimization and genetic algorithm two types of heuristic algorithms were comparative studied in this paper for accuracy and speed in optimization. The simulation result shows that SVM model composed of C-SVC, RBF kernel functions and genetic algorithm obtain 97. 5% accuracy in test sample set and 98. 333 3% accuracy in train sample set, and genetic algorithm was about two times faster than particles swarm optimization in computing speed. The methods described in this paper has many advantages such as simple operation, non-contact measurement, no consumption for the carrier gas, long test period, high stability and sensitivity, the result shows that the methods described in this paper can instead of the traditional transformer fault diagnosis by gas chromatography and meets the actual project needs in transformer fault diagnosis. PMID:25993810
Developing de-noising methods for ultrasonic NDT based on wavelet transform and adaptive filtering
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Digital signal processing methods based on the advanced wavelet transform and adaptive filtering were developed to deal with the problem of material's grain noise in ultrasonic Non Destructive Testing applications. The developed methods were implemented in lab View (Laboratory Virtual Instruments Engineering Workbench) programming environment. The experimental ultrasonic signals were obtained by inspecting stainless steel blocks with side-drilled holes, and carbon steel welded plates contain three types of welding flaws: root crack, centerline crack and slag inclusion. The simulations were carried out using CIVA Non Destructive Evaluation modeling software. Wavelet transform has introduced innovative changes in different fields of science and engineering. One of its important applications is in de-noising of signals and images. Wavelet packet is an efficient de-noising method, which has been used for ultrasonic Non Destructive Testing signals de-noising, wavelet packet is generalizations of the discrete wavelet transform. The first part of this research proposes the use of the un decimated wavelet transform in implementing wavelet packets to overcome the limitation of the shift variance encountered in discrete wavelet transform. Simulations and experiments were carried out on flaw's echo signals contaminated with material's grain noise, various wavelet transform processing parameters were investigated, including the number of decomposition levels, analyzing wavelets, and threshold setting. The results showed superior de-noising effect of the developed method over the conventional one. In the second part of the research, improvements are proposed to the multi-stage adaptive filter, which has been reported in a previous study as an advanced adaptive noise cancellation system for ultrasonic None Destructive Testing applications. The multi stage adaptive filter is limited by the slow convergence speed of the least-mean-squares algorithm as well as
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Bulbul AHMED
2011-11-01
Full Text Available Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family, which is adopted as a model plant for genetic research. Agrobacterium tumifaciensmediated transformation method for A. thaliana ecotype Bangladesh was established. Leaf discs of A. thaliana were incubated with A. tumefaciens strain LBA4404 containing chimeric nos. nptII. nos and intron-GUS genes. Following inoculation and co-cultivation, leaf discs were cultured on selection medium containing 50 mg/l kanamycin + 50 mg/l cefotaxime + 1.5 mg/l NAA and kanamycin resistant shoots were induced from the leaf discs after two weeks. Shoot regeneration was achieved after transferring the tissues onto fresh medium of the same combination. Finally, the shoots were rooted on MS medium containing 50 mg/l kanamycin. Incorporation and expression of the transgenes were confirmed by PCR analysis. Using this protocol, transgenic A. thaliana plants can be obtained and indicates that genomic transformation in higher plants is possible through insertion of desired gene. Although Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation is established for A. thaliana, this study was the conducted to transform A. thaliana ecotype Bangladesh.
A method for energy and exergy analyses of product transformation processes in industry
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After a literature survey enabling the determination of the advantages and drawbacks of existing methods of assessment of the potential energy gains of an industrial site, this research report presents a newly developed method, named Energy and Exergy Analysis of Transformation Processes (or AEEP for Analyse energetique et exergetique des procedes de transformation), while dealing with actual industrial operations, in order to demonstrate the systematic character of this method. The different steps of the method are presented and detailed, one of them, the process analysis, being critical for the application of the developed method. This particular step is then applied to several industrial unitary operations in order to be a base for future energy audits in the concerned industry sectors, as well as to demonstrate its generic and systematic character. The method is the then applied in a global manner to a cheese manufacturing plant, all the different steps of the AEEP being applied. The author demonstrates that AEEP is a systematic method and can be applied to all energy audit levels, moreover to the lowest levels which have a relatively low cost
A NEW METHOD OF BAD POINTS ELIMINATION BASED ON HOUGH TRANSFORM
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Chen Su; Lin Jiayu
2010-01-01
In experimental tests,besides data in range of allowable error,the experimenters usually get some unexpected wrong data called bad points. In usual experimental data processing,the method of bad points exclusion based on automatic programming is seldom taken into consideration by researchers. This paper presents a new method to reject bad points based on Hough transform,which is modified to save computational and memory consumptions. It is fit for linear data processing and can be extended to process data that is possible to be transformed into and from linear form; curved lines,which can be effectively detected by Hough transform. In this paper,the premise is the distribution of data,such as linear distribution and exponential distribution,is predetermined. Steps of the algorithm start from searching for an approximate curve line that minimizes the sum of parameters of data points. The data points,whose parameters are above a self-adapting threshold,will be deleted. Simulation experiments have manifested that the method proposed in this paper performs efficiently and robustly.
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Yu Dejie; Cheng Junsheng; Yang Yu
2005-01-01
Based upon empirical mode decomposition (EMD) method and Hilbert spectrum, a method for fault diagnosis of roller bearing is proposed. The orthogonal wavelet bases are used to translate vibration signals of a roller bearing into time-scale representation, then, an envelope signal can be obtained by envelope spectrum analysis of wavelet coefficients of high scales. By applying EMD method and Hilbert transform to the envelope signal, we can get the local Hilbert marginal spectrum from which the faults in a roller bearing can be diagnosed and fault patterns can be identified. Practical vibration signals measured from roller bearings with out-race faults or inner-race faults are analyzed by the proposed method. The results show that the proposed method is superior to the traditional envelope spectrum method in extracting the fault characteristics of roller bearings.
Nanato, N.; Kobayashi, Y.
AC high temperature superconducting (HTS) coils have been developed for transformers, motors and so on. Quench detection and protection system are essential for safety operations of the AC HTS facilities. The balance voltage method is universally used for the quench detection and protection, however especially for AC operations, the method has risks in terms of high voltage sparks. Because the method needs a voltage tap soldered to a midpoint of the coil winding and the AC HTS facilities generally operate at high voltages and therefore high voltage sparks may occur at the midpoint with no insulation. We have proposed the active power method for the quench detection and protection. The method requires no voltage tap on the midpoint of the coil winding and therefore it has in-built effectiveness for the AC HTS facilities. In this paper, we show that the method can detect the quench in an HTS transformer and moreover our proposed quench protection circuits which consist of thyristors are simple and useful for the AC HTS facilities.
Finite volume method for the Black-Scholes equation transformed on finite interval
Valkov, R.
2012-11-01
In this paper, we present a fitted FVM for the degenerate at the two ends parabolic equation, derived from the Black-Scholes equation after a transformation to a finite interval. For the case of European options we describe a fully discretization of the vertical method of lines, where the spatial discretization is formulated as a Petrov-Galerkin FEM. We show that the method is O(h) convergent and monotone. Numerical experiments are presented to verify the theoretical results. Experiments on a power-graded mesh demonstrate higher accuracy.
Higher-order schemes for the Laplace transformation method for parabolic problems
Douglas, C.
2011-01-01
In this paper we solve linear parabolic problems using the three stage noble algorithms. First, the time discretization is approximated using the Laplace transformation method, which is both parallel in time (and can be in space, too) and extremely high order convergent. Second, higher-order compact schemes of order four and six are used for the the spatial discretization. Finally, the discretized linear algebraic systems are solved using multigrid to show the actual convergence rate for numerical examples, which are compared to other numerical solution methods. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Analysis of the characteristics of gastrointestinal motility based on Hilbert-Huang transform method
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Huang Biao; Yan Guozheng
2008-01-01
Pressure activity data as an important index of gastrointestinal (GI) motility can be obtained from the wireless radiotelemetry capsule. The Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) method, which is more effective to process non-stationary signal, is proposed to identify the characteristics of GI motility. We decompose the pressure activity data into intrinsic mode functions (IMFs),calculate the Hilbert marginal spectrum and attain the peristalsis characteristics of GI tract. The IMFs represent the peristalses modes of GI tract activity embedded in the pressure data. The time-varying characteristic of the method suggests that the HHT is suitable to accommodate other non-stationary biomedical data analysis.
Exact and approximate interior corner problem in neutron diffusion by integral transform methods
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Bareiss, E.H.; Chang, K.S.J.; Constatinescu, D.A.
1976-09-01
The mathematical solution of the neutron diffusion equation exhibits singularities in its derivatives at material corners. A mathematical treatment of the nature of these singularities and its impact on coarse network approximation methods in computational work is presented. The mathematical behavior is deduced from Green's functions, based on a generalized theory for two space dimensions, and the resulting systems of integral equations, as well as from the Kontorovich--Lebedev Transform. The effect on numerical calculations is demonstrated for finite difference and finite element methods for a two-region corner problem.
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It is shown that advantage can be taken of the structure of compartment models of the environment to develop an appropriate Laplace transform solution method. Such models can often be divided into a number of sub-models, and providing the number of compartments in each sub-model does not exceed about 10, the computational time required is not excessive. Larger models can often be reduced to systems of this size by taking account of those parts of the environment where local equilibrium is rapidly attained. For many situations, particularly where decay chains of radionuclides are considered, this method can actually show significant time savings over time-stepping solutions. (author)
Mehrabi, Saeed; Mohammadi, Iman; Kunjan, Kislaya; Kharrazi, Hadi
2013-01-01
Large datasets may contain redundant data. Variable selection methods that select most relevant variables in the data set, fail to consider the interaction between the variables. Data transformation methods are used to transfer the original data to a new dimension and capture the most significant information within the data set. The data set used in this study was based on 45 clinical variables collected from 697 patients diagnosed as either having myocardial infarction (MI) or not. Principal component analysis (PCA) and independent component analysis (ICA) were applied prior to classification of patients to MI or Non-MI groups using support vector machines (SVM). PMID:23920977
Hoang, Nguyen Tien; Koike, Katsuaki
2015-10-01
It has been generally accepted that hyperspectral remote sensing is more effective and provides greater accuracy than multispectral remote sensing in many application fields. EO-1 Hyperion, a representative hyperspectral sensor, has much more spectral bands, while Landsat data has much wider image scene and longer continuous space-based record of Earth's land. This study aims to develop a new method, Pseudo-Hyperspectral Image Synthesis Algorithm (PHISA), to transform Landsat imagery into pseudo hyperspectral imagery using the correlation between Landsat and EO-1 Hyperion data. At first Hyperion scene was precisely pre-processed and co-registered to Landsat scene, and both data were corrected for atmospheric effects. Bayesian model averaging method (BMA) was applied to select the best model from a class of several possible models. Subsequently, this best model is utilized to calculate pseudo-hyperspectral data by R programming. Based on the selection results by BMA, we transform Landsat imagery into 155 bands of pseudo-hyperspectral imagery. Most models have multiple R-squared values higher than 90%, which assures high accuracy of the models. There are no significant differences visually between the pseudo- and original data. Most bands have Pearson's coefficients coefficients < 0.93 like outliers in the data sets. In a similar manner, most Root Mean Square Error values are considerably low, smaller than 0.014. These observations strongly support that the proposed PHISA is valid for transforming Landsat data into pseudo-hyperspectral data from the outlook of statistics.
A Novel Color Microscope Image Enhancement Method Based on HSV Color Space and Curvelet Transform
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Chuancheng Ren
2012-11-01
Full Text Available A new method which is suitable for enhancing the color microscopic image quality based on HSV color space and curvelet transform is presented in this paper. The color microscopic image is firstly divided into hue, saturation and value components from RGB color space to HSV color space through the color space conversion. The value component is decomposed by the curvelet transform. A modulus square function and a linear gain operator are applied to the high frequency curvelet coefficients to reduce noise and weight the detail. Then, the processed curvelet coefficients are reconstructed in order to obtain the enhanced value component by inverse wavelet transform. The saturation component is enhanced by adaptive histogram equalization. The enhanced value and saturation components together with unchanged hue component are finally converted back RGB color space. The experimental results show that the proposed method effectively enhances the color microscopic image which is better to reduce noise and render the clarity and colorfulness of the original image.
Wavelet transform and real-time learning method for myoelectric signal in motion discrimination
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Liu Haihua; Chen Xinhao; Chen Yaguang [College of Electronics and Information Engineering, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan (China)
2005-01-01
This paper discusses the applicability of the Wavelet transform for analyzing an EMG signal and discriminating motion classes. In many previous works, researchers have dealt with steady EMG and have proposed suitable analyzing methods for the EMG, for example FFT and STFT. Therefore, it is difficult for the previous approaches to discriminate motions from the EMG in the different phases of muscle activity, i.e., pre-activity, in activity, postactivity phases, as well as the period of motion transition from one to another. In this paper, we introduce the Wavelet transform using the Coiflet mother wavelet into our real-time EMG prosthetic hand controller for discriminating motions from steady and unsteady EMG. A preliminary experiment to discriminate three hand motions from four channel EMG in the initial pre-activity and in activity phase is carried out to show the effectiveness of the approach. However, future research efforts are necessary to discriminate more motions much precisely.
Wavelet transform and real-time learning method for myoelectric signal in motion discrimination
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This paper discusses the applicability of the Wavelet transform for analyzing an EMG signal and discriminating motion classes. In many previous works, researchers have dealt with steady EMG and have proposed suitable analyzing methods for the EMG, for example FFT and STFT. Therefore, it is difficult for the previous approaches to discriminate motions from the EMG in the different phases of muscle activity, i.e., pre-activity, in activity, postactivity phases, as well as the period of motion transition from one to another. In this paper, we introduce the Wavelet transform using the Coiflet mother wavelet into our real-time EMG prosthetic hand controller for discriminating motions from steady and unsteady EMG. A preliminary experiment to discriminate three hand motions from four channel EMG in the initial pre-activity and in activity phase is carried out to show the effectiveness of the approach. However, future research efforts are necessary to discriminate more motions much precisely
Fedorenko, Sergei V
2011-01-01
A novel method for computation of the discrete Fourier transform over a finite field with reduced multiplicative complexity is described. If the number of multiplications is to be minimized, then the novel method for the finite field of even extension degree is the best known method of the discrete Fourier transform computation. A constructive method of constructing for a cyclic convolution over a finite field is introduced.
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YANG Zhou; ZHU Yunpeng; REN Hongrui; ZHANG Yimin
2015-01-01
Reliability allocation of computerized numerical controlled(CNC) lathes is very important in industry. Traditional allocation methods only focus on high-failure rate components rather than moderate failure rate components, which is not applicable in some conditions. Aiming at solving the problem of CNC lathes reliability allocating, a comprehensive reliability allocation method based on cubic transformed functions of failure modes and effects analysis(FMEA) is presented. Firstly, conventional reliability allocation methods are introduced. Then the limitations of direct combination of comprehensive allocation method with the exponential transformed FMEA method are investigated. Subsequently, a cubic transformed function is established in order to overcome these limitations. Properties of the new transformed functions are discussed by considering the failure severity and the failure occurrence. Designers can choose appropriate transform amplitudes according to their requirements. Finally, a CNC lathe and a spindle system are used as an example to verify the new allocation method. Seven criteria are considered to compare the results of the new method with traditional methods. The allocation results indicate that the new method is more flexible than traditional methods. By employing the new cubic transformed function, the method covers a wider range of problems in CNC reliability allocation without losing the advantages of traditional methods.
Binary encoding method to encrypt Fourier-transformed information of digital images
Lin, Kuang Tsan
2009-02-01
An encoding method is used to encrypt the Fourier-transformed information of a hidden (covert) digital image in an overt image, while the Fourier-transformed information must be encoded with binary codes. All of the pixels in an overt image are classified into five groups that are called identification, type, tracing, dimension, and information codes. Identification codes are used to judge if the overt image contains codes that belong to the proposed encoding method or not; type codes are used to judge the encoding type; tracing codes are used to judge the encoding trace; dimension codes are used to judge the size of the hidden information; and information codes are used to decode the hidden information. Applying the proposed encoding method is rather easy, and host images corresponding to overt images are not needed for decoding work. The experiment has demonstrated four types of encoding for the proposed encoding method to reconstruct covert images without any distortion or only with a little distortion.
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C.S. Manikandababu
2015-03-01
Full Text Available The widely used standard for medical image storage and transmission is named as Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM. In every field of medicine including diagnosis, treatment, and research, medical images that are obtained as the outputs of the techniques such as the Computerized Tomography (CT, magnetic resonance (MR, digital subtraction angiography (DSA and Ultrasonography (US are saved as DICOM format. Network sharing of these larger sized radiology images require large bandwidth. Hence before transferring, compression of such larger image files is necessary for easy and faster communication even with lower bandwidth. Huge amount of data either in multidimensional or multiresolution form is been created as a result of medical information. This makes the following steps like retrieval, efficient storage, management, and transmission of these data a complex process. This complexity could be reduced by compressing the medical data without any loss. Many methods have been proposed so far for compression of the large DICOM images, however with some limitations. Thus, specific methods to overcome the limitations like reducing the noise of MSE error signal and improving the PSNR value results in the medical images are to be proposed for the study. One such method is referred as Hybrid Weibull Probability Density Function based Continuous Wavelet based controulet transform (WPDF-CWBCT that helps for compression of medical images without any data loss and also for improving the PSNR and reducing the MSE of the signal. The directional filter banks are being applied by initializing using the wavelet transform such that the image coding scheme is maintained based on the proposed transform. WPDF-CWBCT also uses a new set partitioning in hierarchical trees by employing a sorting method (SPIHT algorithm that provided an embedded code. In this method, the diagnostics capabilities are not compromised to ensure the better performance of image
Sunday O. Edeki; Olabisi O. Ugbebor; Owoloko, Enahoro A.
2015-01-01
In this paper, a proposed computational method referred to as Projected Differential Transformation Method (PDTM) resulting from the modification of the classical Differential Transformation Method (DTM) is applied, for the first time, to the Black–Scholes Equation for European Option Valuation. The results obtained converge faster to their associated exact solution form; these easily computed results represent the analytical values of the associated European call options, and the same algor...
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A method for the large scale isolation of high transformation efficiency fungal genomic DNA.
Zhang, D; Yang, Y; Castlebury, L A; Cerniglia, C E
1996-12-01
A procedure for isolation of genomic DNA from the zygomycete Cunninghamella elegans and other filamentous fungi and yeasts is reported. This procedure involves disruption of cells by grinding using dry ice, removal of polysaccharides using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and by phenol extractions, and precipitation of DNA with isopropanol at room temperature. The isolation method produced large scale (approximate 1 mg DNA/5 g wet cells) and highly purified high molecular mass DNA. Sau3AI partially digested DNA showed high transformation efficiency (> 10(6)/100 ng DNA) when ligated to ZAP-express lambda vector. PMID:8961565
Xueyong Liu; Mei Li; Wei Tang; Shichao Wang; Xiong Wu
2014-01-01
Infrasound is a type of low frequency signal that occurs in nature and results from man-made events, typically ranging in frequency from 0.01 Hz to 20 Hz. In this paper, a classification method based on Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) and support vector machine (SVM) is proposed to discriminate between three different natural events. The frequency spectrum characteristics of infrasound signals produced by different events, such as volcanoes, are unique, which lays the foundation for infrasound ...
TDA method application to austenite transformation in nodular cast iron with carbides assessment
G. Gumienny
2011-01-01
In this paper the possibility of TDA method using to austenite transformation in nodular cast iron with carbides assessment is presented. Studies were conducted on cast iron with about 2% molybdenum and 0,70% to 4,50% nickel. On diagrams, where TDA curves are pre- sented, on time axis a logarithmic scale was applied. It has not been used up to now. It was found, that during cooling and crystallization of cast iron in TDA probe, on the derivative curve there is a slight thermal effect from aus...
Yeletskikh, I V
2007-01-01
Applying the unitary clothing transformation method in the model of charged spinless nucleons and neutral mesons interacting via the three-linear Yukawa-type coupling, the expression for the charge shift in the third order in the coupling constant is derived. Being determined off the energy shell, the ex-pression can be reduced on the energy shell to the explicitly covariant form, providing the independence of the particle momenta. Comparison with the cor-responding result of the Dyson covariant perturbation theory is performed by es-tablishing the link between the old-fashioned perturbation theory and the cloth-ing approach.
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2007-01-01
Surface morphologies of supported polyethylene (PE) catalysts are investigated by an approach combining fractal with wavelet. The multiscale edge (detail) pictures of catalyst surface are extracted by wavelet transform modulus maxima (WTMM) method. And, the distribution of edge points on the edge image at every scale is studied with fractal and multifractal method. Furthermore, the singularity intensity distribution of edge points in the PE catalyst is analyzed by multifractal spectrum based on WTMM. The results reveal that the fractal dimension values and multifractal spectrums of edge images at small scales have a good relation with the activity and surface morphology of PE catalyst. Meanwhile the catalyst exhibiting the higher activity shows the wider singular strength span of multifractal spectrum based on WTMM, as well as the more edge points with the higher singular intensity. The research on catalyst surface morphology with hybrid fractal and wavelet method exerts the superiorities of wavelet and fractal theories and offers a thought for studying solid surfaces morphologies.
Macro Photography for Reflectance Transformation Imaging: A Practical Guide to the Highlights Method
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Antonino Cosentino
2014-11-01
Full Text Available Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI is increasingly being used for art documentation and analysis and it can be successful also for the examination of features on the order of hundreds of microns. This paper evaluates some macro scale photography methods specifically for RTI employing the Highlights method for documenting sub-millimeter details. This RTI technique consists in including one reflective sphere in the scene photographed so that the processing software can calculate for each photo the direction of the light source from its reflection on the sphere. RTI documentation can be performed also with an RTI dome, but the Highlights method is preferred because is more mobile and more affordable. This technique is demonstrated in the documentation of some prints ranging from the XV to the XX century from to the Ingels collection in Sweden. The images are here examined and discussed, showing the application of macro RTI for identifying features of prints.
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Xueyong Liu
2014-01-01
Full Text Available Infrasound is a type of low frequency signal that occurs in nature and results from man-made events, typically ranging in frequency from 0.01 Hz to 20 Hz. In this paper, a classification method based on Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT and support vector machine (SVM is proposed to discriminate between three different natural events. The frequency spectrum characteristics of infrasound signals produced by different events, such as volcanoes, are unique, which lays the foundation for infrasound signal classification. First, the HHT method was used to extract the feature vectors of several kinds of infrasound events from the Hilbert marginal spectrum. Then, the feature vectors were classified by the SVM method. Finally, the present of classification and identification accuracy are given. The simulation results show that the recognition rate is above 97.7%, and that approach is effective for classifying event types for small samples.
Astigmatism error modification for absolute shape reconstruction using Fourier transform method
He, Yuhang; Li, Qiang; Gao, Bo; Liu, Ang; Xu, Kaiyuan; Wei, Xiaohong; Chai, Liqun
2014-12-01
A method is proposed to modify astigmatism errors in absolute shape reconstruction of optical plane using Fourier transform method. If a transmission and reflection flat are used in an absolute test, two translation measurements lead to obtain the absolute shapes by making use of the characteristic relationship between the differential and original shapes in spatial frequency domain. However, because the translation device cannot guarantee the test and reference flats rigidly parallel to each other after the translations, a tilt error exists in the obtained differential data, which caused power and astigmatism errors in the reconstructed shapes. In order to modify the astigmatism errors, a rotation measurement is added. Based on the rotation invariability of the form of Zernike polynomial in circular domain, the astigmatism terms are calculated by solving polynomial coefficient equations related to the rotation differential data, and subsequently the astigmatism terms including error are modified. Computer simulation proves the validity of the proposed method.
Amplitude-based detection method for gravitational wave bursts with the Hilbert-Huang Transform
Sakai, Kazuki; Kaneyama, Masato; Takahashi, Hirotaka
2016-01-01
We propose a new detection method for gravitational wave bursts. It analyzes observed data with the Hilbert-Huang transform, which is an approach of time-frequency analysis constructed with the aim of manipulating non-linear and non-stationary data. Using the simulated time-series noise data and waveforms from rotating core-collapse supernovae at 30 kpc, we performed simulation to evaluate the performance of our method and it revealed the total detection probability to be 0.94 without false alerms, which corresponds to the false alarm rate < 0.001 Hz. The detection probability depends on the characteristics of the waveform, but it was found that the parameter determining the degree of differential rotation of the collapsing star is the most important for the performance of our method.
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Bhoomendra Bhongade
2014-01-01
Full Text Available A quantitative method using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS was developed and validated for the estimation of ciprofloxacin in its tablet dosage forms. The solid-state samples were prepared by dilution in dry potassium bromide and were analyzed by FTIR spectrophotometer with DRIFT sampling technique. A linear relationship for the carbonyl peak area centered around 1709 cm−1 was observed in the range of 0.3–1.5% w/w with good correlation coefficient of 0.998. The percent recovery of ciprofloxacin in three marketed tablet dosage forms was in the range of 98.76 ± 0.27. The present reported method is precise, reproducible, and eco-friendly. DRIFTS may have a potential as an alternative method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of ciprofloxacin in bulk drugs and tablet dosage forms.
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REN Shou-xin; GAO Ling
2004-01-01
This paper covers a novel method named wavelet packet transform based Elman recurrent neural network(WPTERNN) for the simultaneous kinetic determination of periodate and iodate. The wavelet packet representations of signals provide a local time-frequency description, thus in the wavelet packet domain, the quality of the noise removal can be improved. The Elman recurrent network was applied to non-linear multivariate calibration. In this case, by means of optimization, the wavelet function, decomposition level and number of hidden nodes for WPTERNN method were selected as D4, 5 and 5 respectively. A program PWPTERNN was designed to perform multicomponent kinetic determination. The relative standard error of prediction(RSEP) for all the components with WPTERNN, Elman RNN and PLS were 3.23%, 11.8% and 10.9% respectively. The experimental results show that the method is better than the others.
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J. E. Haugen
2012-09-01
Full Text Available The impact of climate change on water resources is usually assessed at the local scale. However, regional climate models (RCMs are known to exhibit systematic biases in precipitation. Hence, RCM simulations need to be post-processed in order to produce reliable estimates of local scale climate. Popular post-processing approaches are based on statistical transformations, which attempt to adjust the distribution of modelled data such that it closely resembles the observed climatology. However, the diversity of suggested methods renders the selection of optimal techniques difficult and therefore there is a need for clarification. In this paper, statistical transformations for post-processing RCM output are reviewed and classified into (1 distribution derived transformations, (2 parametric transformations and (3 nonparametric transformations, each differing with respect to their underlying assumptions. A real world application, using observations of 82 precipitation stations in Norway, showed that nonparametric transformations have the highest skill in systematically reducing biases in RCM precipitation.
Improved sensitivity testing of explosives using transformed Up-Down methods
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Sensitivity tests provide data that help establish guidelines for the safe handling of explosives. Any sensitivity test is based on assumptions to simplify the method or reduce the number of individual sample evaluations. Two common assumptions that are not typically checked after testing are 1) explosive response follows a normal distribution as a function of the applied stimulus levels and 2) the chosen test level spacing is close to the standard deviation of the explosive response function (for Bruceton Up-Down testing for example). These assumptions and other limitations of traditional explosive sensitivity testing can be addressed using Transformed Up-Down (TUD) test methods. TUD methods have been developed extensively for psychometric testing over the past 50 years and generally use multiple tests at a given level to determine how to adjust the applied stimulus. In the context of explosive sensitivity we can use TUD methods that concentrate testing around useful probability levels. Here, these methods are explained and compared to Bruceton Up-Down testing using computer simulation. The results show that the TUD methods are more useful for many cases but that they do require more tests as a consequence. For non-normal distributions, however, the TUD methods may be the only accurate assessment method.
Mohammad Hosein Rezaei; Rahmatolah Hooshmand; Mohammad Ataei
2011-01-01
Transformers perform many functions such as voltage transformation, isolation and noise decoupling. They are indispensable components in electric power distribution system. However, at low frequencies (50 Hz), they are one of the heaviest and the most expensive equipment in an electrical distribution system. Nowadays, electronic power transformers are used instead of conventional power transformers that do voltage transformation and power delivery in power system by power electronic converter...
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Correlative microscopy allows imaging of the same feature over multiple length scales, combining light microscopy with high resolution information provided by electron microscopy. We demonstrate two procedures for coordinate transformation based correlative microscopy of vitrified biological samples applicable to different imaging modes. The first procedure aims at navigating cryo-electron tomography to cellular regions identified by fluorescent labels. The second procedure, allowing navigation of focused ion beam milling to fluorescently labeled molecules, is based on the introduction of an intermediate scanning electron microscopy imaging step to overcome the large difference between cryo-light microscopy and focused ion beam imaging modes. These methods make it possible to image fluorescently labeled macromolecular complexes in their natural environments by cryo-electron tomography, while minimizing exposure to the electron beam during the search for features of interest. - Highlights: • Correlative light microscopy and focused ion beam milling of vitrified samples. • Coordinate transformation based cryo-correlative method. • Improved correlative light microscopy and cryo-electron tomography
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Fukuda, Yoshiyuki; Schrod, Nikolas; Schaffer, Miroslava; Feng, Li Rebekah; Baumeister, Wolfgang; Lucic, Vladan, E-mail: vladan@biochem.mpg.de
2014-08-01
Correlative microscopy allows imaging of the same feature over multiple length scales, combining light microscopy with high resolution information provided by electron microscopy. We demonstrate two procedures for coordinate transformation based correlative microscopy of vitrified biological samples applicable to different imaging modes. The first procedure aims at navigating cryo-electron tomography to cellular regions identified by fluorescent labels. The second procedure, allowing navigation of focused ion beam milling to fluorescently labeled molecules, is based on the introduction of an intermediate scanning electron microscopy imaging step to overcome the large difference between cryo-light microscopy and focused ion beam imaging modes. These methods make it possible to image fluorescently labeled macromolecular complexes in their natural environments by cryo-electron tomography, while minimizing exposure to the electron beam during the search for features of interest. - Highlights: • Correlative light microscopy and focused ion beam milling of vitrified samples. • Coordinate transformation based cryo-correlative method. • Improved correlative light microscopy and cryo-electron tomography.
A New Audio Watermarking Method Based on Discrete Cosine Transform with a Gray Image
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Mohammad Ibrahim Khan
2012-09-01
Full Text Available Many effective watermarking algorithms have been proposed and implemented for digital images anddigital video. However, a few algorithms have been proposed for audio watermarking. This is due to thefact that, human auditory system (HAS is far more complex and sensitive than human visual system (HVS.In this research work, a new method of embedding image data into the audio signal and additive audiowatermarking algorithm based on Discrete Cosine Transformation (DCT domain is proposed. First, theoriginal audio is transformed into DCT domain. The DCT coefficients are divided into a fixed number ofsubsections and the energy of each subsection is calculated. Next, watermark is generated from image byimage processing algorithm. Watermarks are then embedded into selected peaks of highest energysubsection. Experimental results demonstrate that the watermark is inaudible and this algorithm is robustto common operations of digital audio signal processing, such as noise addition, re-sampling, requantization and so on. To evaluate the performance of the proposed audio watermarking method,subjective and objective quality tests including Bit Error Rate (BER and Signal to Noise ratio (SNR areconducted.
CMF Signal Processing Method Based on Feedback Corrected ANF and Hilbert Transformation
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Tu Yaqing
2014-02-01
Full Text Available In this paper, we focus on CMF signal processing and aim to resolve the problems of precision sharp-decline occurrence when using adaptive notch filters (ANFs for tracking the signal frequency for a long time and phase difference calculation depending on frequency by the sliding Goertzel algorithm (SGA or the recursive DTFT algorithm with negative frequency contribution. A novel method is proposed based on feedback corrected ANF and Hilbert transformation. We design an index to evaluate whether the ANF loses the signal frequency or not, according to the correlation between the output and input signals. If the signal frequency is lost, the ANF parameters will be adjusted duly. At the same time, singular value decomposition (SVD algorithm is introduced to reduce noise. And then, phase difference between the two signals is detected through trigonometry and Hilbert transformation. With the frequency and phase difference obtained, time interval of the two signals is calculated. Accordingly, the mass flow rate is derived. Simulation and experimental results show that the proposed method always preserves a constant high precision of frequency tracking and a better performance of phase difference measurement compared with the SGA or the recursive DTFT algorithm with negative frequency contribution
Lin, Zhili; Li, Xiaoyan; Zhao, Kuixia; Chen, Xudong; Chen, Mingyu; Pu, Jixiong
2016-06-01
For an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) system, the light intensity distribution in the hohlraum is key to the initial plasma excitation and later laser-plasma interaction process. Based on the concept of coordinate transformation of spatial points and vector, we present a robust method with a detailed procedure that makes the calculation of the three dimensional (3D) light intensity distribution in hohlraum easily. The method is intuitive but powerful enough to solve the complex cases of random number of laser beams with arbitrary polarization states and incidence angles. Its application is exemplified in the Shenguang III Facility (SG-III) that verifies its effectiveness and it is useful for guiding the design of hohlraum structure parameter.
A two-step Hilbert transform method for 2D image reconstruction
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Noo, Frederic; Clackdoyle, Rolf; Pack, Jed D [UCAIR, Department of Radiology, University of Utah, UT (United States)
2004-09-07
The paper describes a new accurate two-dimensional (2D) image reconstruction method consisting of two steps. In the first step, the backprojected image is formed after taking the derivative of the parallel projection data. In the second step, a Hilbert filtering is applied along certain lines in the differentiated backprojection (DBP) image. Formulae for performing the DBP step in fan-beam geometry are also presented. The advantage of this two-step Hilbert transform approach is that in certain situations, regions of interest (ROIs) can be reconstructed from truncated projection data. Simulation results are presented that illustrate very similar reconstructed image quality using the new method compared to standard filtered backprojection, and that show the capability to correctly handle truncated projections. In particular, a simulation is presented of a wide patient whose projections are truncated laterally yet for which highly accurate ROI reconstruction is obtained.
A two-step Hilbert transform method for 2D image reconstruction
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The paper describes a new accurate two-dimensional (2D) image reconstruction method consisting of two steps. In the first step, the backprojected image is formed after taking the derivative of the parallel projection data. In the second step, a Hilbert filtering is applied along certain lines in the differentiated backprojection (DBP) image. Formulae for performing the DBP step in fan-beam geometry are also presented. The advantage of this two-step Hilbert transform approach is that in certain situations, regions of interest (ROIs) can be reconstructed from truncated projection data. Simulation results are presented that illustrate very similar reconstructed image quality using the new method compared to standard filtered backprojection, and that show the capability to correctly handle truncated projections. In particular, a simulation is presented of a wide patient whose projections are truncated laterally yet for which highly accurate ROI reconstruction is obtained
A two-step Hilbert transform method for 2D image reconstruction.
Noo, Frédéric; Clackdoyle, Rolf; Pack, Jed D
2004-09-01
The paper describes a new accurate two-dimensional (2D) image reconstruction method consisting of two steps. In the first step, the backprojected image is formed after taking the derivative of the parallel projection data. In the second step, a Hilbert filtering is applied along certain lines in the differentiated backprojection (DBP) image. Formulae for performing the DBP step in fanbeam geometry are also presented. The advantage of this two-step Hilbert transform approach is that in certain situations, regions of interest (ROIs) can be reconstructed from truncated projection data. Simulation results are presented that illustrate very similar reconstructed image quality using the new method compared to standard filtered backprojection, and that show the capability to correctly handle truncated projections. In particular, a simulation is presented of a wide patient whose projections are truncated laterally yet for which highly accurate ROI reconstruction is obtained. PMID:15470913
The calculation of site-dependent earthquake motions -3. The method of fast fourier transform
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The method of Fast Fourier transform (FFT) is applied to the problem of the determination of site-dependent earthquake motions, which takes account of local geological effects. A program, VELAY 1, which uses the FFT method has been written and is described in this report. The assumptions of horizontally stratified, homogeneous, isotropic, linearly viscoelastic layers and a normally incident plane seismic wave are made. Several examples are given, using VELAY 1, of modified surface acceleration-time histories obtained using a selected input acceleration-time history and a representative system of soil layers. There is a discussion concerning the soil properties that need to be measured in order to use VELAY 1 (and similar programs described in previous reports) and hence generate site-dependent ground motions suitable for aseismic design of a nuclear power plant at a given site. (author)
Gao, Yingjie; Zhang, Jinhai; Yao, Zhenxing
2016-06-01
The symplectic integration method is popular in high-accuracy numerical simulations when discretizing temporal derivatives; however, it still suffers from time-dispersion error when the temporal interval is coarse, especially for long-term simulations and large-scale models. We employ the inverse time dispersion transform (ITDT) to the third-order symplectic integration method to reduce the time-dispersion error. First, we adopt the pseudospectral algorithm for the spatial discretization and the third-order symplectic integration method for the temporal discretization. Then, we apply the ITDT to eliminate time-dispersion error from the synthetic data. As a post-processing method, the ITDT can be easily cascaded in traditional numerical simulations. We implement the ITDT in one typical exiting third-order symplectic scheme and compare its performances with the performances of the conventional second-order scheme and the rapid expansion method. Theoretical analyses and numerical experiments show that the ITDT can significantly reduce the time-dispersion error, especially for long travel times. The implementation of the ITDT requires some additional computations on correcting the time-dispersion error, but it allows us to use the maximum temporal interval under stability conditions; thus, its final computational efficiency would be higher than that of the traditional symplectic integration method for long-term simulations. With the aid of the ITDT, we can obtain much more accurate simulation results but with a lower computational cost.
Sulakhudin; Abdul Syukur; Dja’far Shiddieq; Triwibowo Yuwono
2010-01-01
Effect of Coated Urea with Humic-Calcium on Transformation of Nitrogen in Coastal Sandy Soil: A Soil ColumnMethod (Sulakhudin, A Syukur, D Shiddieq and T Yuwono): In coastal sandy soil, mainly nitrogen losses due toleaching resulted to low fertilizer efficiency. Slow-release N fertilizers are proposed to minimize these losses, andhumic-calcium coated urea has been examined. A soil column method was used to compare the effects of coated ureawith humic-calcium on transformation and leaching los...
High-throughput transformation method for Yarrowia lipolytica mutant library screening.
Leplat, Christophe; Nicaud, Jean-Marc; Rossignol, Tristan
2015-09-01
As a microorganism of major biotechnological importance, the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is subjected to intensive genetic engineering and functional genomic analysis. Future advancements in this area, however, require a system that will generate a large collection of mutants for high-throughput screening. Here, we report a rapid and efficient method for high-throughput transformation of Y. lipolytica in 96-well plates. We developed plasmids and strains for the large-scale screening of overexpression mutant strains, using Gateway® vectors that were adapted for specific locus integration in Y. lipolytica. As an example, a collection of mutants that overexpressed the alkaline extracellular protease (AEP) was obtained in a single transformation experiment. The platform strain that we developed to receive the overexpression cassette was designed to constitutively express a fluorescent protein as a convenient growth reporter for screening in non-translucid media. An example of growth comparison in skim milk-based medium between AEP overexpression and deletion mutants is provided. PMID:26100263
A new method for RGB to CIELAB color space transformation based on Markov chain Monte Carlo
Chen, Yajun; Liu, Ding; Liang, Junli
2013-10-01
During printing quality inspection, the inspection of color error is an important content. However, the RGB color space is device-dependent, usually RGB color captured from CCD camera must be transformed into CIELAB color space, which is perceptually uniform and device-independent. To cope with the problem, a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) based algorithms for the RGB to the CIELAB color space transformation is proposed in this paper. Firstly, the modeling color targets and testing color targets is established, respectively used in modeling and performance testing process. Secondly, we derive a Bayesian model for estimation the coefficients of a polynomial, which can be used to describe the relation between RGB and CIELAB color space. Thirdly, a Markov chain is set up base on Gibbs sampling algorithm (one of the MCMC algorithm) to estimate the coefficients of polynomial. Finally, the color difference of testing color targets is computed for evaluating the performance of the proposed method. The experimental results showed that the nonlinear polynomial regression based on MCMC algorithm is effective, whose performance is similar to the least square approach and can accurately model the RGB to the CIELAB color space conversion and guarantee the color error evaluation for printing quality inspection system.
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Ashcraft, C. Chace [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Niederhaus, John Henry [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Robinson, Allen C. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
2016-01-29
We present a verification and validation analysis of a coordinate-transformation-based numerical solution method for the two-dimensional axisymmetric magnetic diffusion equation, implemented in the finite-element simulation code ALEGRA. The transformation, suggested by Melissen and Simkin, yields an equation set perfectly suited for linear finite elements and for problems with large jumps in material conductivity near the axis. The verification analysis examines transient magnetic diffusion in a rod or wire in a very low conductivity background by first deriving an approximate analytic solution using perturbation theory. This approach for generating a reference solution is shown to be not fully satisfactory. A specialized approach for manufacturing an exact solution is then used to demonstrate second-order convergence under spatial refinement and tem- poral refinement. For this new implementation, a significant improvement relative to previously available formulations is observed. Benefits in accuracy for computed current density and Joule heating are also demonstrated. The validation analysis examines the circuit-driven explosion of a copper wire using resistive magnetohydrodynamics modeling, in comparison to experimental tests. The new implementation matches the accuracy of the existing formulation, with both formulations capturing the experimental burst time and action to within approximately 2%.
Stein's method and the zero bias transformation with application to simple random sampling
Goldstein, Larry; Reinert, Gesine
1997-01-01
Let $W$ be a random variable with mean zero and variance $\\sigma^2$. The distribution of a variate $W^*$, satisfying $EWf(W)=\\sigma ^2 Ef'(W^*)$ for smooth functions $f$, exists uniquely and defines the zero bias transformation on the distribution of $W$. The zero bias transformation shares many interesting properties with the well known size bias transformation for non-negative variables, but is applied to variables taking on both positive and negative values. The transformation can also be ...
Mottaghizadeh, Marzieh; Taghavi-Shahri, Fatemeh
2016-01-01
We analytically solved the QED $\\otimes$ QCD coupled DGLAP evolution equations at leading order (LO) quantum electrodynamics (QED) and next to leading order (NLO) quantum chromodynamics (QCD) approximations, using the Laplace transform method and then computed the proton structure function in terms of the unpolarized parton distributions functions. Our analyitical solutions for parton densities are in good agreement with those from APFEL (A PDF Evolution Library) (Computer Physics Communications 185, 1647-1668 (2014)) and CT14QED (Phys. Rev. D 93, 114015 (2016)) global parameterizations. We also compared the proton structure function, $F_{2}^{p}(x,Q^{2})$, with experimental data released by the ZEUS and H1 collaborations at HERA. There is a nice agreement between them in the range of low and high x and $Q^{2}$.
Density of states in multifragmentation obtained using the Laplace transform method
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In equilibrium statistical mechanics, the density of microstates representing the statistical weight associated with a partition of an isolated system into subsystems (fragments) is the convolution of the state densities of the component subsystems. The Laplace transform approximation provides a simple representation of this density. Despite the fact that no external heat bath can be said to exist (the canonical ensemble is not appropriate) the approximation leads to partition probabilities that involve a product of factors (one for each fragment) expressed in terms of a characteristic inverse temperature. We apply the method to nuclear multifragmentation with particular emphasis on a transition that occurs when the major part of the available energy appears as kinetic (as opposed to internal excitation) energy of fragments. Finally, we discuss the shortcomings and advantages of expressing the weights of partitions with fixed total mass (charge) and multiplicity in a simple multinomial form
Fourier transform based iterative method for x-ray differential phase-contrast computed tomography
Cong, Wenxiang; Wang, Ge
2011-01-01
Biological soft tissues encountered in clinical and pre-clinical imaging mainly consist of light element atoms, and their composition is nearly uniform with little density variation. Thus, x-ray attenuation imaging suffers from low image contrast resolution. By contrast, x-ray phase shift of soft tissues is about a thousand times greater than x-ray absorption over the diagnostic energy range, thereby a significantly higher sensitivity can be achieved in terms of phase shift. In this paper, we propose a novel Fourier transform based iterative method to perform x-ray tomographic imaging of the refractive index directly from differential phase shift data. This approach offers distinct advantages in cases of incomplete and noisy data than analytic reconstruction, and especially suitable for phase-contrast interior tomography by incorporating prior knowledge in a region of interest (ROI). Biological experiments demonstrate the merits of the proposed approach.
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李杰; 刘希强; 李红; 毛玉华; 郑树田
2005-01-01
Wavelet transform method is applied to measure time-frequency distribution characteristics of digital deformation data and noise. Based on the characteristics of primary modulus and stochastic white noise discrimination factor of wavelet decomposition, we analyze the variation rule of normal background and noise data from Shandong digital deformation observation data. The research results indicate that: a) 1/4 daily wave, semi-diurnal tide wave, daily wave and half lunar wave and so on quasi-periodic signal exist in the detail decomposing signal of wavelet when scale are equal to 2, 3 and 4; b) The amplitude of detail decomposing signal is the biggest when scale is equal to 3; c) The detail decomposing signal contains mainly noise corresponding to scale 1 and 5, respectively; d) We may trace the abnormal precursory which is related to earthquake by analyzing non-earthquake wavelet decomposing signal whose scale is specified from digital deformation observation data.
Instrumental phase-based method for Fourier transform spectrometer measurements processing
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Phase correction is a critical procedure for most space-borne Fourier transform spectrometers (FTSs) whose accuracy (owing to often poor signal-to-noise ratio, SNR) can be jeopardized from many uncontrollable environmental conditions. This work considers the phase correction in an FTS working under significant temperature change during the measurement and affected by mechanical disturbances. The implemented method is based on the identification of an instrumental phase that is dependent on the interferometer temperature and on the extraction of a linear phase component through a least-squares approach. The use of an instrumental phase parameterized with the interferometer temperature eases the determination of the linear phase that can be extracted using only a narrow spectral region selected to be immune from disturbances. The procedure, in this way, is made robust against phase errors arising from instrumental effects, a key feature to reduce the disturbances through spectra averaging. The method was specifically developed for the Mars IR Mapper spectrometer, that was designed for operation onboard a rover on the Mars surface; the validation was performed using ground and in-flight measurements of the Fourier transform IR spectrometer planetary Fourier spectrometer, onboard the MarsExpress mission. The symmetrization has been exploited also for the spectra calibration, highlighting the issues deriving from the cases of relevant beamsplitter emission. The applicability of this procedure to other instruments is conditional to the presence in the spectra of at least one spectral region with a large SNR along with a negligible (or known) beamsplitter emission. For the PFS instrument, the processing of data with relevant beamsplitter emission has been performed exploiting the absorption carbon dioxide bands present in Martian spectra.
A stochastic Galerkin method for the Euler equations with Roe variable transformation
Pettersson, Per
2014-01-01
The Euler equations subject to uncertainty in the initial and boundary conditions are investigated via the stochastic Galerkin approach. We present a new fully intrusive method based on a variable transformation of the continuous equations. Roe variables are employed to get quadratic dependence in the flux function and a well-defined Roe average matrix that can be determined without matrix inversion.In previous formulations based on generalized polynomial chaos expansion of the physical variables, the need to introduce stochastic expansions of inverse quantities, or square roots of stochastic quantities of interest, adds to the number of possible different ways to approximate the original stochastic problem. We present a method where the square roots occur in the choice of variables, resulting in an unambiguous problem formulation.The Roe formulation saves computational cost compared to the formulation based on expansion of conservative variables. Moreover, the Roe formulation is more robust and can handle cases of supersonic flow, for which the conservative variable formulation fails to produce a bounded solution. For certain stochastic basis functions, the proposed method can be made more effective and well-conditioned. This leads to increased robustness for both choices of variables. We use a multi-wavelet basis that can be chosen to include a large number of resolution levels to handle more extreme cases (e.g. strong discontinuities) in a robust way. For smooth cases, the order of the polynomial representation can be increased for increased accuracy. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Study on dietary fibre by Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy and chemometric methods.
Chylińska, Monika; Szymańska-Chargot, Monika; Kruk, Beata; Zdunek, Artur
2016-04-01
Fresh fruit is an important part of the diet of people all over the world as a significant source of water, vitamins and natural sugars. Nowadays it is also one of the main sources of dietary fibre. In fruit the dietary fibre is simply cell wall consisting essentially of polysaccharides. The aim of present study was to predict the contents of pectins, cellulose and hemicelluloses by partial least squares regression (PLS) analysis on the basis of Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectra of fruit cell wall residue. The second purpose was to analyse the composition of dietary fibre from fruit based on FT-IR spectral information in combination with chemometric methods (principle components analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA)). Additionally the contents of polysaccharides in studied fruits were determined by analytical methods. It has been shown that the analysis of infrared spectra and the use of multivariate statistical methods can be useful for studying the composition of dietary fibre. PMID:26593472
A combined compensation method for the output voltage of an insulated core transformer power supply
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An insulated core transformer (ICT) power supply is an ideal high-voltage generator for irradiation accelerators with energy lower than 3 MeV. However, there is a significant problem that the structure of the segmented cores leads to an increase in the leakage flux and voltage differences between rectifier disks. A high level of consistency in the output of the disks helps to achieve a compact structure by improving the utilization of both the rectifier components and the insulation distances, and consequently increase the output voltage of the power supply. The output voltages of the disks which are far away from the primary coils need to be improved to reduce their inhomogeneity. In this study, by investigating and comparing the existing compensation methods, a new combined compensation method is proposed, which increases the turns on the secondary coils and employs parallel capacitors to improve the consistency of the disks, while covering the entire operating range of the power supply. This method turns out to be both feasible and effective during the development of an ICT power supply. The non-uniformity of the output voltages of the disks is less than 3.5% from no-load to full-load, and the power supply reaches an output specification of 350 kV/60 mA
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Xiaolan He
2013-12-01
Full Text Available Gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM is an important method to extract the image texture features of synthetic aperture radar (SAR. However, GLCM can only extract the textures under single scale and single direction. A kind of texture feature extraction method combining nonsubsampled contour transformation (NSCT and GLCM is proposed, so as to achieve the extraction of texture features under multi-scale and multi-direction. We firstly conducted multi-scale and multi-direction decomposition on the SAR images with NSCT, secondly extracted the symbiosis amount with GLCM from the obtained sub-band images, then conducted the correlation analysis for the extracted symbiosis amount to remove the redundant characteristic quantity; and combined it with the gray features to constitute the multi-feature vector. Finally, we made full use of the advantages of the support vector machine in the aspects of small sample database and generalization ability, and completed the division of multi-feature vector space by SVM so as to achieve the SAR image segmentation. The results of the experiment showed that the segmentation accuracy rate could be improved and good edge retention effect could be obtained through using the GLCM texture extraction method based on NSCT domain and multi-feature fusion in the SAR image segmentation.
A combined compensation method for the output voltage of an insulated core transformer power supply
Yang, L.; Yang, J.; Liu, K. F.; Qin, B.; Chen, D. Z.
2014-06-01
An insulated core transformer (ICT) power supply is an ideal high-voltage generator for irradiation accelerators with energy lower than 3 MeV. However, there is a significant problem that the structure of the segmented cores leads to an increase in the leakage flux and voltage differences between rectifier disks. A high level of consistency in the output of the disks helps to achieve a compact structure by improving the utilization of both the rectifier components and the insulation distances, and consequently increase the output voltage of the power supply. The output voltages of the disks which are far away from the primary coils need to be improved to reduce their inhomogeneity. In this study, by investigating and comparing the existing compensation methods, a new combined compensation method is proposed, which increases the turns on the secondary coils and employs parallel capacitors to improve the consistency of the disks, while covering the entire operating range of the power supply. This method turns out to be both feasible and effective during the development of an ICT power supply. The non-uniformity of the output voltages of the disks is less than 3.5% from no-load to full-load, and the power supply reaches an output specification of 350 kV/60 mA.
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While shape memory alloys (SMAs) have many actuation benefits, their frequencies are commonly restricted by slow cooling times caused by limitations in convective heat transfer. To increase the cooling speed and at the same time reduce excess power consumption from overheating, it is critical to understand the heat transfer from SMA wires. This requires accurate surface temperature measurement under a fixed input power, which is difficult to obtain using traditional methods because of the nature of SMAs (thin wires, large strains, heat activation, ambient environment, etc). This paper introduces a non-invasive technique for calculating the convective coefficient for SMAs by employing the temperature-induced transformation strain of SMAs to estimate the surface temperature. This method was experimentally validated for measurement of the convective coefficient in air where infrared cameras can operate, and then used to indirectly measure the convective coefficient across a range of commonly utilized SMA wire diameters and ambient media where traditional methods are limited. Formulated empirical correlations to the collected data provide a mathematical relationship to calculate the convective coefficient in material models which serve as better estimates of convection, and may be used for optimization of SMA actuators for increased frequency performance while ensuring that power draw is minimized
A combined compensation method for the output voltage of an insulated core transformer power supply.
Yang, L; Yang, J; Liu, K F; Qin, B; Chen, D Z
2014-06-01
An insulated core transformer (ICT) power supply is an ideal high-voltage generator for irradiation accelerators with energy lower than 3 MeV. However, there is a significant problem that the structure of the segmented cores leads to an increase in the leakage flux and voltage differences between rectifier disks. A high level of consistency in the output of the disks helps to achieve a compact structure by improving the utilization of both the rectifier components and the insulation distances, and consequently increase the output voltage of the power supply. The output voltages of the disks which are far away from the primary coils need to be improved to reduce their inhomogeneity. In this study, by investigating and comparing the existing compensation methods, a new combined compensation method is proposed, which increases the turns on the secondary coils and employs parallel capacitors to improve the consistency of the disks, while covering the entire operating range of the power supply. This method turns out to be both feasible and effective during the development of an ICT power supply. The non-uniformity of the output voltages of the disks is less than 3.5% from no-load to full-load, and the power supply reaches an output specification of 350 kV/60 mA. PMID:24985809
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An extension of the Local-Scale Transformation Method (LSTM) by inclusion of N scalar functions is suggested. An application of LSTM to the Hartree-Fock theory is considered. By means of the suggested approach an investigation of the 'breathing' monopole excitation mode within the Adiabatic limit of the Time-Dependent Hartree-Fock Theory (ATDHF) is carried out. Numeric results in a particular case of pure scale transformation using the Skyrme forces for the nucleus 16O are obtained
Yan, Chenguang; Hao, Zhiguo; Zhang, Song; Zhang, Baohui; Zheng, Tao
2015-01-01
Power transformer rupture and fire resulting from an arcing fault inside the tank usually leads to significant security risks and serious economic loss. In order to reveal the essence of tank deformation or explosion, this paper presents a 3-D numerical computational tool to simulate the structural dynamic behavior due to overpressure inside transformer tank. To illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, a 17.3 MJ and a 6.3 MJ arcing fault were simulated on a real full-scale 360MVA/220kV oil-immersed transformer model, respectively. By employing the finite element method, the transformer internal overpressure distribution, wave propagation and von-Mises stress were solved. The numerical results indicate that the increase of pressure and mechanical stress distribution are non-uniform and the stress tends to concentrate on connecting parts of the tank as the fault time evolves. Given this feature, it becomes possible to reduce the risk of transformer tank rupture through limiting the fault energy and enhancing the mechanical strength of the local stress concentrative areas. The theoretical model and numerical simulation method proposed in this paper can be used as a substitute for risky and costly field tests in fault overpressure analysis and tank mitigation design of transformers. PMID:26230392
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D. Ashok Kumar
2016-02-01
Full Text Available Apparently weed is a major menace in crop production as it competes with crop for nutrients, moisture, space and light which resulting in poor growth and development of the crop and finally yield. Yield loss accounts for even more than 70% when crops are frown under unweeded condition with severe weed infestation. Weed management is the most significant process in the agricultural applications to improve the crop productivity rate and reduce the herbicide application cost. Existing weed detection techniques does not yield better performance due to the complex background, illumination variation and crop and weed overlapping in the agricultural field image. Hence, there arises a need for the development of effective weed identification technique. To overcome this drawback, this paper proposes a novel Wrapping Curvelet Transformation Based Angular Texture Pattern Extraction Method (WCTATP for weed identification. In our proposed work, Global Histogram Equalization (GHE is used improve the quality of the image and Adaptive Median Filter (AMF is used for filtering the impulse noise from the image. Plant image identification is performed using green pixel extraction and k-means clustering. Wrapping Curvelet transform is applied to the plant image. Feature extraction is performed to extract the angular texture pattern of the plant image. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO based Differential Evolution Feature Selection (DEFS approach is applied to select the optimal features. Then, the selected features are learned and passed through an RVM based classifier to find out the weed. Edge detection and contouring is performed to identify the weed in the plant image. The Fuzzy rule-based approach is applied to detect the low, medium and high levels of the weed patchiness. From the experimental results, it is clearly observed that the accuracy of the proposed approach is higher than the existing Support Vector Machine (SVM based approaches. The proposed approach
Study of chemistry transformations of in vivo implanted coral by nuclear analysis methods
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Neutron activation analysis and use of radioactive tracers, completed by X-rays diffraction, allowed us to quantitatively study the transformations in a biomaterial (coral) implanted 'in vivo'. Before its implantation, the biomaterial is sterilized. Sterilization by thermal effect or irradiation does not induce any macroscopic modification of the crystal structure: the biomaterial preserves its biocompatible properties. Coral was implanted in ovine and procine thighbones. Biopsies were extracted after different implantation times (1 to 24 weeks). The analyzed samples for each biopsy are the intermediate part (initially the coral) and the cortical next to the implant. We have measured the concentrations of Ca, P, Sr and Mg by neutron activation, as a function of the time of implantation. The results show that the mineral composition of the intermediate part is greatly modified. The concentrations of Ca, P, Sr and Mg become comparable to those of a mature about 3 to 5 months after implantation, depending upon the experimentation. The X-rays diffraction analysis of the implant reveals a gradual substitution of the coral aragonite crystal structure by an apatitic structure. The radioactive marking of Ca and Sr, initially constituting coral, allowed to measure the transfers of elements in organism and to specify the mechanisms of its transformations. This study exhibits a Ca and Sr contribution from organism for the bone neoformation. After five months, the calcium of the implant is no longer the one from the biomaterial. These results, obtained by sensitive and selective nuclear methods, suggest a biomaterial resorption followed by a formation of apatite. 68 figs., 57 tabs
Quantitative firing transformations of a triaxial ceramic by X-ray diffraction methods
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M. S. Conconi
2014-12-01
Full Text Available The firing transformations of traditional (clay based ceramics are of technological and archeological interest, and are usually reported qualitatively or semiquantitatively. These kinds of systems present an important complexity, especially for X-ray diffraction techniques, due to the presence of fully crystalline, low crystalline and amorphous phases. In this article we present the results of a qualitative and quantitative X-ray diffraction Rietveld analysis of the fully crystalline (kaolinite, quartz, cristobalite, feldspars and/or mullite, the low crystalline (metakaolinite and/or spinel type pre-mullite and glassy phases evolution of a triaxial (clay-quartz-feldspar ceramic fired in a wide temperature range between 900 and 1300 ºC. The employed methodology to determine low crystalline and glassy phase abundances is based in a combination of the internal standard method and the use of a nanocrystalline model where the long-range order is lost, respectively. A preliminary sintering characterization was carried out by contraction, density and porosity evolution with the firing temperature. Simultaneous thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analysis was carried out to elucidate the actual temperature at which the chemical changes occur. Finally, the quantitative analysis based on the Rietveld refinement of the X-ray diffraction patterns was performed. The kaolinite decomposition into metakaolinite was determined quantitatively; the intermediate (980 ºC spinel type alumino-silicate formation was also quantified; the incongruent fusion of the potash feldspar was observed and quantified together with the final mullitization and the amorphous (glassy phase formation.The methodology used to analyze the X-ray diffraction patterns proved to be suitable to evaluate quantitatively the thermal transformations that occur in a complex system like the triaxial ceramics. The evaluated phases can be easily correlated with the processing variables and
Quantitative firing transformations of a triaxial ceramic by X-ray diffraction methods
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Conconi, M.S.; Gauna, M.R.; Serra, M.F. [Centro de Tecnologia de Recursos Minerales y Ceramica (CETMIC), Buenos Aires (Argentina); Suarez, G.; Aglietti, E.F.; Rendtorff, N.M., E-mail: rendtorff@cetmic.unlp.edu.ar [Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Buenos Aires (Argentina). Fac. de Ciencias Exactas. Dept. de Quimica
2014-10-15
The firing transformations of traditional (clay based) ceramics are of technological and archaeological interest, and are usually reported qualitatively or semi quantitatively. These kinds of systems present an important complexity, especially for X-ray diffraction techniques, due to the presence of fully crystalline, low crystalline and amorphous phases. In this article we present the results of a qualitative and quantitative X-ray diffraction Rietveld analysis of the fully crystalline (kaolinite, quartz, cristobalite, feldspars and/or mullite), the low crystalline (metakaolinite and/or spinel type pre-mullite) and glassy phases evolution of a triaxial (clay-quartz-feldspar) ceramic fired in a wide temperature range between 900 and 1300 deg C. The employed methodology to determine low crystalline and glassy phase abundances is based in a combination of the internal standard method and the use of a nanocrystalline model where the long-range order is lost, respectively. A preliminary sintering characterization was carried out by contraction, density and porosity evolution with the firing temperature. Simultaneous thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analysis was carried out to elucidate the actual temperature at which the chemical changes occur. Finally, the quantitative analysis based on the Rietveld refinement of the X-ray diffraction patterns was performed. The kaolinite decomposition into metakaolinite was determined quantitatively; the intermediate (980 deg C) spinel type alumino-silicate formation was also quantified; the incongruent fusion of the potash feldspar was observed and quantified together with the final mullitization and the amorphous (glassy) phase formation.The methodology used to analyze the X-ray diffraction patterns proved to be suitable to evaluate quantitatively the thermal transformations that occur in a complex system like the triaxial ceramics. The evaluated phases can be easily correlated with the processing variables and materials
Verification of Transformer Restricted Earth Fault Protection by using the Monte Carlo Method
KRSTIVOJEVIC, J. P.; DJURIC, M. B.
2015-01-01
The results of a comprehensive investigation of the influence of current transformer (CT) saturation on restricted earth fault (REF) protection during power transformer magnetization inrush are presented. Since the inrush current during switch-on of unloaded power transformer is stochastic, its values are obtained by: (i) laboratory measurements and (ii) calculations based on the input data obtained by the Monte Carlo (MC) simulation. To make a detailed assessment of the curre...
Design parameter based method of partial discharge detection and location in power transformers
Kumar Santosh Annadurai; Gupta Prakash Ram; Venkatasami Athikkan; Udayakumar Kodhandaraman
2009-01-01
Insulation defect detection in time ensures higher operational reliability of power system assets. Power transformers are the most critical unit of power systems both from economical and operational front. Hence it becomes necessary to have knowledge of the actual insulation condition of transformer to increase dependability of the system. The performance and ageing of the transformer insulation is mainly affected by Partial discharges (PD). Proper diagnosis in terms of amplitude and location...
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Ryszard Gonczarek
2015-01-01
Full Text Available We show that, by applying the conformal transformation method, strongly correlated superconducting systems can be discussed in terms of the Fermi liquid with a variable density of states function. Within this approach, it is possible to formulate and carry out purely analytical study based on a set of fundamental equations. After presenting the mathematical structure of the s-wave superconducting gap and other quantitative characteristics of superconductors, we evaluate and discuss integrals inherent in fundamental equations describing superconducting systems. The results presented here extend the approach formulated by Abrikosov and Maki, which was restricted to the first-order expansion. A few infinite families of integrals are derived and allow us to express the fundamental equations by means of analytical formulas. They can be then exploited in order to find quantitative characteristics of superconducting systems by the method of successive approximations. We show that the results can be applied in studies of high-Tc superconductors and other superconducting materials of the new generation.
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Hu, M.; Bai, Y. Z., E-mail: abai@mail.hust.edu.cn; Zhou, Z. B., E-mail: zhouzb@mail.hust.edu.cn; Li, Z. X.; Luo, J. [MOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Physical Quantities Measurement, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
2014-05-15
The capacitive transducer with differential transformer bridge is widely used in ultra-sensitive space accelerometers due to their simple structure and high resolution. In this paper, the front-end electronics of an inductive-capacitive resonant bridge transducer is analyzed. The analysis result shows that the performance of this transducer depends upon the case that the AC pumping frequency operates at the resonance point of the inductive-capacitive bridge. The effect of possible mismatch between the AC pumping frequency and the actual resonant frequency is discussed, and the theoretical analysis indicates that the output voltage noise of the front-end electronics will deteriorate by a factor of about 3 due to either a 5% variation of the AC pumping frequency or a 10% variation of the tuning capacitance. A pre-scanning method to determine the actual resonant frequency is proposed followed by the adjustment of the operating frequency or the change of the tuning capacitance in order to maintain expected high resolution level. An experiment to verify the mismatching effect and the adjustment method is provided.
Hu, M.; Bai, Y. Z.; Zhou, Z. B.; Li, Z. X.; Luo, J.
2014-05-01
The capacitive transducer with differential transformer bridge is widely used in ultra-sensitive space accelerometers due to their simple structure and high resolution. In this paper, the front-end electronics of an inductive-capacitive resonant bridge transducer is analyzed. The analysis result shows that the performance of this transducer depends upon the case that the AC pumping frequency operates at the resonance point of the inductive-capacitive bridge. The effect of possible mismatch between the AC pumping frequency and the actual resonant frequency is discussed, and the theoretical analysis indicates that the output voltage noise of the front-end electronics will deteriorate by a factor of about 3 due to either a 5% variation of the AC pumping frequency or a 10% variation of the tuning capacitance. A pre-scanning method to determine the actual resonant frequency is proposed followed by the adjustment of the operating frequency or the change of the tuning capacitance in order to maintain expected high resolution level. An experiment to verify the mismatching effect and the adjustment method is provided.
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R. Rabenstein
2004-06-01
Full Text Available The functional transformation method (FTM is a well-established mathematical method for accurate simulations of multidimensional physical systems from various fields of science, including optics, heat and mass transfer, electrical engineering, and acoustics. This paper applies the FTM to real-time simulations of transversal vibrating strings. First, a physical model of a transversal vibrating lossy and dispersive string is derived. Afterwards, this model is solved with the FTM for two cases: the ideally linearly vibrating string and the string interacting nonlinearly with the frets. It is shown that accurate and stable simulations can be achieved with the discretization of the continuous solution at audio rate. Both simulations can also be performed with a multirate approach with only minor degradations of the simulation accuracy but with preservation of stability. This saves almost 80% of the computational cost for the simulation of a six-string guitar and therefore it is in the range of the computational cost for digital waveguide simulations.
Cruz Hernández, Andrés; Campos Guillén, Juan
2012-09-01
Physical methods for genetic transformation in plants. The most commonly applied methods in plant transformation include Agrobacterium infection and protoplast or microprojectile bombardment. A plant transformation system is a prerequisite for the development of a plant improvement program. The global area utilized for biotech crops increases every year.
Clark, James E; Osborne, Jason W; Gallagher, Peter; Watson, Stuart
2016-07-01
Neuroendocrine data are typically positively skewed and rarely conform to the expectations of a Gaussian distribution. This can be a problem when attempting to analyse results within the framework of the general linear model, which relies on assumptions that residuals in the data are normally distributed. One frequently used method for handling violations of this assumption is to transform variables to bring residuals into closer alignment with assumptions (as residuals are not directly manipulated). This is often attempted through ad hoc traditional transformations such as square root, log and inverse. However, Box and Cox (Box & Cox, ) observed that these are all special cases of power transformations and proposed a more flexible method of transformation for researchers to optimise alignment with assumptions. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the benefits of the infinitely flexible Box-Cox transformation on neuroendocrine data using syntax in spss. When applied to positively skewed data typical of neuroendocrine data, the majority (~2/3) of cases were brought into strict alignment with Gaussian distribution (i.e. a non-significant Shapiro-Wilks test). Those unable to meet this challenge showed substantial improvement in distributional properties. The biggest challenge was distributions with a high ratio of kurtosis to skewness. We discuss how these cases might be handled, and we highlight some of the broader issues associated with transformation. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:27230811
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Lee, Jongsuh; Hussain, Syed Hassaan; Wang, Semyung, E-mail: smwang@gist.ac.kr; Park, Kyihwan [School of Mechatronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of)
2014-09-15
Generally, it is time consuming to experimentally identify the operating deflection shape or mode shape of a structure. To overcome this problem, the Hilbert Huang transform (HHT) technique has been recently proposed. This technique is used to extract the mode shape from measurements that continuously measure the vibration of a region of interest within a structure using a non-contact laser sensor. In previous research regarding the HHT, two technical processes were needed to obtain the mode shape for each mode. The purpose of this study is to improve and complement our previous research, and for this purpose, a modal analysis approach is adapted without using the two technical processes to obtain an accurate un-damped impulse response of each mode for continuous scanning measurements. In addition, frequency response functions for each type of beam are derived, making it possible to make continuously scanned measurements along a straight profile. In this paper, the technical limitations and drawbacks of the damping compensation technique used in previous research are identified. In addition, the separation of resonant frequency (the Doppler effect) that occurs in continuous scanning measurements and the separation of damping phenomenon are also observed. The proposed method is quantitatively verified by comparing it with the results obtained from a conventional approach to estimate the mode shape with an impulse response.
A New Dynamic Building Health Monitoring Method Based on the Hilbert-Huang Transform
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Sheng-Chung Su
2014-01-01
Full Text Available The theoretical solution for a Multiple-Degree-Of-Freedom (MDOF structure is composed of a combination of several individual modes. When we demonstrate the actual response directly on the time-frequency spectrum, the energy distribution is usually concentrated at some range of frequencies, with the temporal variations of each band clearly shown. Those variations in the frequencies are the actual structure performances even though those _ _ are not coming from the theoretical solutions. Using the Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT the modal behaviors can be obtained easily by directly reading the time-frequency spectrum. To find Structural-Health-Monitoring (SHM information, some numerical steps are found helpful. Including the signal enhancement skills, the time-frequency domain amplification function (T.F.AF, the modal temporal variation curve (MTVC and the instantaneous frequency application. We develop a new method called the HHT SHM method; both experiment measurement and building observation are used to show the performance and method-validation. The procedures are described as follows. The original signal is first transferred into the wave-propagating properties, the T.F.AF. The T.F.AF can give dynamic parameter results through all phases in an earthquake event. After adopting useful modal information from the T.F.AF, which is called the MTVC. The MTVC contains detailed SHM information that enables observers to read the modal behavior. This is a new way to explore SHM information from actual records. These MTVCs can be used to explore the vivid differences in structure healthy conditions that might be ignored by other observers.
Cancer cell detection and classification using transformation invariant template learning methods
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In traditional cancer cell detection, pathologists examine biopsies to make diagnostic assessments, largely based on cell morphology and tissue distribution. The process of image acquisition is very much subjective and the pattern undergoes unknown or random transformations during data acquisition (e.g. variation in illumination, orientation, translation and perspective) results in high degree of variability. Transformed Component Analysis (TCA) incorporates a discrete, hidden variable that accounts for transformations and uses the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm to jointly extract components and normalize for transformations. Further the TEMPLAR framework developed takes advantage of hierarchical pattern models and adds probabilistic modeling for local transformations. Pattern classification is based on Expectation Maximization algorithm and General Likelihood Ratio Tests (GLRT). Performance of TEMPLAR is certainly improved by defining area of interest on slide a priori. Performance can be further enhanced by making the kernel function adaptive during learning. (author)
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Traditional numerical techniques for solving time-dependent partial differential equation (PDE) initial-value problems (IVPs) store a truncated representation of the function values and a certain number of their time derivatives at each time step. Although redundant in the dx → 0 limit, what if spatial derivatives were also stored? This paper presents an iterated, multipoint differential transform method (IMDTM) for numerically evolving PDE IVPs. Using this scheme, we demonstrate that stored spatial derivatives can be propagated in an efficient and self-consistent manner and can effectively contribute to the evolution procedure in a way that can confer several advantages, including aiding in solution verification. Lastly, in order to efficiently implement the IMDTM scheme, a generalized finite-difference stencil formula is derived that can take advantage of multiple higher-order spatial derivatives when computing even-higher-order derivatives. As demonstrated here, the performance of these techniques compares favorably to other explicit evolution schemes in terms of speed, memory footprint and accuracy.
Slew Bearings Damage Detection using Hilbert Huang Transformation and Acoustic Methods
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P. Nikolakopoulos
2015-06-01
Full Text Available Slow speed slew bearings are widely used in many applications such us radar, aviation and aerospace units, bogie bearings for vehicles, harbor and shipyard cranes. Slew bearings are design to carry out high axial and radial loads, they have high titling rigidity and they lubricated with grease. Slew bearings consist of the rollers, the inner and the outer ring and the gear in general. One of the most common problems arising in such equipments is the vibration levels due to wear of either regarding the rollers or the other components. Actually, it is very critical for his safe operation and reliability to know from where the vibrations come from, and how much severe are. In this article, the acoustic emission method is used in order to excite slew bearings either for laboratory tests or real naval application receiving the sound waves in the time domain. The Hilbert Huang Transformation (HHT with the empirical mode decomposition (EMD is used in order to detect the possible defect and to estimate the healthy state from the measured sound signals of the bearing, through to investigation of the statistical index kurtosis.
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Meshref Awad Alruwaili
2013-01-01
Full Text Available Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR spectroscopy and BHI 50CH were used to identify bacteria of the Lactobacillus (L. at the species level. A previously developed method for measuring FTIR spectra and a strategy for their analysis provided the basis for selecting the FTIR spectra of reference bacterial strains and created a spectral library. The research was launched in which the spectra collected in the above library were used for developing a spectral reference for known reference bacterial strains and the practical value of the generated library was verified based on the results of identification of four bacterial strains viz. L. plantarum, L. casei, L. lactis and L. fermentum of known taxonomy as well as identification of 15 bacterial strains isolated from rumen extracts and identified on the basis of their taxonomy and biochemical tests. The application of prepared lactic acid bacteria reference library for analysis of advanced analysis of FTIR was provided an accurate identification of 90% of bacterial strains of the genus Lactic acid bacteria identified by FTIR-microspectroscopy.
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S. Dohe
2013-08-01
Full Text Available The Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON has been established to provide ground-based remote sensing measurements of the column-averaged dry air mole fractions (DMF of key greenhouse gases. To ensure network-wide consistency, biases between Fourier transform spectrometers at different sites have to be well controlled. Errors in interferogram sampling can introduce significant biases in retrievals. In this study we investigate a two-step scheme to correct these errors. In the first step the laser sampling error (LSE is estimated by determining the sampling shift which minimises the magnitude of the signal intensity in selected, fully absorbed regions of the solar spectrum. The LSE is estimated for every day with measurements which meet certain selection criteria to derive the site-specific time series of the LSEs. In the second step, this sequence of LSEs is used to resample all the interferograms acquired at the site, and hence correct the sampling errors. Measurements acquired at the Izaña and Lauder TCCON sites are used to demonstrate the method. At both sites the sampling error histories show changes in LSE due to instrument interventions (e.g. realignment. Estimated LSEs are in good agreement with sampling errors inferred from the ratio of primary and ghost spectral signatures in optically bandpass-limited tungsten lamp spectra acquired at Lauder. The original time series of Xair and XCO2 (XY: column-averaged DMF of the target gas Y at both sites show discrepancies of 0.2–0.5% due to changes in the LSE associated with instrument interventions or changes in the measurement sample rate. After resampling, discrepancies are reduced to 0.1% or less at Lauder and 0.2% at Izaña. In the latter case, coincident changes in interferometer alignment may also have contributed to the residual difference. In the future the proposed method will be used to correct historical spectra at all TCCON sites.
A novel rice transformation method mediated by low energy ion beam
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2002-01-01
Transfer the foreign DNA into rice via ion beam was first reported in 1994 in our lab. In this study, we aimed to establish an efficient transformation system mediated by low energy ion beam. Factors influenced the transformation were carefully investigated, including type of ion, parameters of ion energy, dose and dose rate, and plant genotype and receptors. Molecular and genetic characterization of a large number of these plants (more than 250 independent transgenic plants) provided the basis information of this system.
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Ahmed Raisan
2015-01-01
Full Text Available The search for determining accurate faults and assessing the oil quality of high voltage electrical power transformers for life-long maintenance is ever-demanding. The durability of transformers function is significantly decided by the excellence of its insulation which deteriorates over time due to temperature fluctuations and moisture contents. The accurate diagnoses of faults in early stages and the efficient assessment of oil quality using an intelligent program is the key challenges in protecting transformers from potential failures occur during operation to avoid economic losses. The dissolved gases analysis in oil is a reliable method in the diagnosis of faults and assessing the quality of insulating oil in transformers. Recently, application of artificial intelligence (AI has included fuzzy logic, expert system (EPS, and artificial neural network (ANN, Expert system and fuzzy logic can take DGA standards. This paper represents the review most of the methods used to diagnose faults and assessment of insulating oil for transformers through the dissolved gases analysis DGA.
Pari, Sharareh Mehrabi; Shahri, Fatemeh Taghavi
2015-01-01
The "Iterative Laplace Transform Method" is used to solve the Fokker-Planck equation for finding the time evolution of the heavy quarks distribution functions such as charm and bottom in quark gluon plasma. These solutions will lead us to calculation of nuclear suppression factor RAA. The results have good agreement with available experiment data from the PHENIX collaboration.
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We derive the leading two-pion-exchange contributions to the two-nucleon electromagnetic current operator in the framework of chiral effective field theory using the method of unitary transformation. Explicit results for the current and charge densities are given in momentum and coordinate space.
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Sunday O. Edeki
2015-10-01
Full Text Available In this paper, a proposed computational method referred to as Projected Differential Transformation Method (PDTM resulting from the modification of the classical Differential Transformation Method (DTM is applied, for the first time, to the Black–Scholes Equation for European Option Valuation. The results obtained converge faster to their associated exact solution form; these easily computed results represent the analytical values of the associated European call options, and the same algorithm can be followed for European put options. It is shown that PDTM is more efficient, reliable and better than the classical DTM and other semi-analytical methods since less computational work is involved. Hence, it is strongly recommended for both linear and nonlinear stochastic differential equations (SDEs encountered in financial mathematics.
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Chao Tan
2014-01-01
Full Text Available In order to solve the problem of industrial sensor signal denoising, an integrated denoising method for sensor mixed noises based on wavelet packet transform and energy-correlation analysis is proposed. The architecture of proposed method is designed and the key technologies, such as wavelet packet transformation, energy-correlation analysis, and processing method of wavelet packet coefficients based on energy-correlation analysis, are presented. Finally, a simulation example for a specific signal and an application of shearer cutting current signal, which mainly contain white Gaussian noise and impact noise, are carried out, and the simulation and application results show that the proposed method is effective and is outperforming others.
Paz, Margie M; Martinez, Juan Carlos; Kalvig, Andrea B; Fonger, Tina M; Wang, Kan
2006-03-01
The utility of transformation for soybean improvement requires an efficient system for production of stable transgenic lines. We describe here an improved cotyledonary node method using an alternative explant for Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated soybean transformation. We use the term "half-seed" to refer to this alternative cotyledonary explant that is derived from mature seed of soybean following an overnight imbibition and to distinguish it from cotyledonary node derived from 5-7-day-old seedlings. Transformation efficiencies using half-seed explants ranged between 1.4 and 8.7% with an overall efficiency of 3.8% based on the number of transformed events that have been confirmed in the T1 generation by phenotypic assay using the herbicide Liberty (active ingredient glufosinate) and by Southern analysis. This efficiency is 1.5-fold higher than the cotyledonary node method used in our laboratory. Significantly, the half-seed system is simple and does not require deliberate wounding of explants, which is a critical and technically demanding step in the cotyledonary node method. PMID:16249869
An iterative method for controlling reactive power flow in boundary transformers
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Trigo, Angel L.; Martinez, Jose L.; Riquelme, Jesus; Romero, Esther [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Seville (Spain)
2011-02-15
This paper presents an operational tool designed to help the system operator to control the reactive power flow in transmission-subtransmission boundary transformers. The main objective is to determine the minimum number of control actions necessary to ensure that reactive power flows in transmission/subtransmission transformers remain within limits. The proposed iterative procedure combines the use of a linear programming problem and a load flow tool. The linear programming assumes a linear behaviour between dependent and control variables around an operating point, modelled with sensitivities. Experimental results regarding IEEE systems are provided comparing the performance of the proposed approach with that of a conventional optimal power flow. (author)
Lee, Jonathan A.
2005-01-01
High-throughput measurement techniques are reviewed for solid phase transformation from materials produced by combinatorial methods, which are highly efficient concepts to fabricate large variety of material libraries with different compositional gradients on a single wafer. Combinatorial methods hold high potential for reducing the time and costs associated with the development of new materials, as compared to time-consuming and labor-intensive conventional methods that test large batches of material, one- composition at a time. These high-throughput techniques can be automated to rapidly capture and analyze data, using the entire material library on a single wafer, thereby accelerating the pace of materials discovery and knowledge generation for solid phase transformations. The review covers experimental techniques that are applicable to inorganic materials such as shape memory alloys, graded materials, metal hydrides, ferric materials, semiconductors and industrial alloys.
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The application of a method of conformal-like transformation of the two-dimensional momentum space is presented and discussed with regard to two-dimensional anisotropic superconductors. A new function, the kernel of the density of states, and some integral formulae are derived, interpreted and studied for a few specific cases. Evidences for the incompatibility between the Van Hove scenario and the conformal transformation method with respect to a couple of characteristic ratios, i.e. the transition temperature and the specific heat leap, are displayed in detail for d- and p-wave pairing. The established method allows us to obtain the gap equation in a standardized form common to the models of superconductivity with an arbitrary dispersion relation. Classification of superconductors with respect to the valuation of characteristic ratios is proposed and commented on
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Sheng Zhang; Hong-Qing Zhang
2011-04-01
A direct method, called the transformed rational function method, is used to construct more types of exact solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations by introducing new and more general rational functions. To illustrate the validity and advantages of the introduced general rational functions, the (3+1)-dimensional potential Yu–Toda–Sasa–Fukuyama (YTSF) equation is considered and new travelling wave solutions are obtained in a uniform way. Some of the obtained solutions, namely exponential function solutions, hyperbolic function solutions, trigonometric function solutions, Jacobi elliptic function solutions and rational solutions, contain an explicit linear function of the independent variables involved in the potential YTSF equation. It is shown that the transformed rational function method provides more powerful mathematical tool for solving nonlinear partial differential equations.
Pearce, Craig L.; Sims, Henry P., Jr.; Cox, Jonathan F.; Ball, Gail; Schnell, Eugene; Smith, Ken A.; Trevino, Linda
2003-01-01
To extend the transactional-transformational model of leadership, four theoretical behavioral types of leadership were developed based on literature review and data from studies of executive behavior (n=253) and subordinate attitudes (n=208). Confirmatory factor analysis of a third data set (n=702) support the existence of four leadership types:…
Apparatus and method for controlling the temperature of the core of a super-conducting transformer
Golner, Thomas; Pleva, Edward; Mehta, Shirish
2006-10-10
An apparatus for controlling the temperature of a core of a transformer is provided that includes a core, a shield surrounding the core, a cast formed between the core and the shield, and tubing positioned on the shield. The cast directs heat from the core to the shield and cooling fluid is directed through the tubing to cool the shield.
Barbu, I.M.
2008-01-01
This thesis describes, the use of a Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron (FTICR) mass spectrometer in the study of biological samples with, imaging mass spectrometry (MS). To achieve this goal experiments were performed on an in-house modified FTICR-MS instrument (for which special acquisition software w
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YUAN Xiuxiao; ZHANG Xueping; FU Jianhong
2010-01-01
Data obtained via airborne position and orientation system (POS) is in WGS 84 global geocentric reference frame, while the national coordinate reference system for topographic mapping in China is generally Gauss-Kruger projection coordinate system.Therefore, data obtained via a POS must be transformed to national coordinate system. Owing to the effects of earth curvature and meridian deviation, there are some errors in the process of angle transformation from roll, pitch, and heading (φ,(I),ψ) obtained directly via a POS to the attitude angles of images (φ,ω, κ) needed in photogrammetry. On the basis of effect theories of earth curvature and meridian deviation on exterior orientation angular elements of images, a method using a compensation matrix to correct the transformation errors from attitude angles obtained via the POS to exterior orientation angular elements of images is proposed in this paper.Moreover, the rigorous formula of the compensation matrix is deduced. Two sets of actual data obtained via a POS AV 510, which are different in scale and terrain, are selected and used to perform experiments. The empirical results not only indicate that the compensation matrix proposed in this paper is correct and practical but also show that transformation accuracy of exterior orientation angular elements obtained via the POS based on compensation matrix is relevant to the selection of vertical axis (a projection of central meridian) of Gauss-Kruger projection coordinate system; the proper vertical axis should be the Gauss-Kruger projection of the central meridian of projection zone in which the survey area locates. However, the transformation accuracy of exterior orientation angular elements is irrelevant to the choice of origin of coordinate system; it is appropriate that the origin of coordinate system locates at the center point of the survey area. Moreover, transformation accuracy of exterior orientation angular elements achieved based on the compensation
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Shaher Momani
2014-01-01
Full Text Available The multistep generalized differential transform method is applied to solve the fractional-order multiple chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN neurons model. The algorithm is illustrated by studying the dynamics of three coupled chaotic FHN neurons equations with different gap junctions under external electrical stimulation. The fractional derivatives are described in the Caputo sense. Furthermore, we present figurative comparisons between the proposed scheme and the classical fourth-order Runge-Kutta method to demonstrate the accuracy and applicability of this method. The graphical results reveal that only few terms are required to deduce the approximate solutions which are found to be accurate and efficient.
Mehfuza Holia; Prof. (Dr.) V.K.Thakar
2009-01-01
In computer vision system sets of data acquired by sampling of the same sceneor object at different times or from different perspectives, will be in differentcoordinate systems. Image registration is the process of transforming thedifferent sets of data into one coordinate system. Registration is necessaryin order to be able to compare or integrate the data obtained from differentmeasurements such as different view points, different times, different sensorsetc. Image Registration is an import...
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy as a method of investigation of semiconductor plasma etching
Galassi, Chiara
2005-01-01
Plasma etching is a complicated process in the way it involves many ion and neutral species that, depending on plasma conditions, give rise to difficulties in controlling the etch mechanism both from a sputtering and a deposition perspective. To investigate and understand the dynamics of interactions at the interface between the plasma and the solid, surface characterization techniques are necessary: here we investigate the suitability of FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) as ...
Maes, R.; Dedene, G.; Slot, R.G.
2010-01-01
Enterprise and Solution Architecture are key in today’s business environment. It is surprising that the foundation and business case for these activities are nonexistent; the financial value for the business of these activities is largely undetermined. To determine business value of enterprise and solution architecture, this thesis shows how to measure and quantify, in business terms, the value of enterprise architecture-based on business transformation and the value of solution architecture.
Vinoth, S; Gurusaravanan, P; Jayabalan, N
2013-02-01
A simple and efficient protocol for Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of tomato was developed using combination of non-tissue culture and micropropagation systems. Initially, ESAM region of 1-day-old germinated tomato seeds were microinjected for one to five times with Agrobacterium inoculums (OD(600) = 0.2-1.0). The germinated seeds were cocultivated in the MS medium fortified with (0-200 mM) acetosyringone and minimal concentrations of (0-20 mg L(-1)) kanamycin, and the antibiotic concentration was doubled during the second round of selection. Bacterial concentration of OD(600) = 0.6 served as an optimal concentration for infection and the transformation efficiency was significantly higher of about 46.28 %. In another set of experiment, an improved and stable regeneration system was adapted for the explants from the selection medium. Four-day-old double cotyledonary nodal explants were excised from the microinjected seedlings and cultured onto the MS medium supplemented with 1.5 mg L(-1) thidiazuron, 1.5 mg L(-1) indole-3-butyric acid, 30 mg L(-1) kanamycin, and 0-1.5 mg L(-1) adenine sulphate. Maximum of 9 out of 13 micropropagated shoots were shown positive to GUS assay. By this technique, the transformation efficiency was increased from 46.28 to 65.90 %. Thus, this paper reports the successful protocol for the mass production of transformants using microinjection and micropropagation techniques. PMID:23306888
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Exhaustive treatment is presented for the analytical and numerical evaluation of elementary spatial and angular interaction matrix elements arising in transport problems with anisotropic scattering when plane and spherical geometries in order. Their use concern mainly projected FP∞N-BN Fourier generalized transform method adopted to face anisotropic scattering neutron transport in spectral calculation for fast reactors and in multilayer plane systems for shielding problems. Their application extend to radioactive transfer and to high energy charged particles sputtering problems
Danielewski, Marek; Leszczyński, Henryk
2015-01-01
The problem of Kirkendall’s trajectories in finite, three- and one-dimensional ternary diffusion couples is studied. By means of the parabolic transformation method, we calculate the solute field, the Kirkendall marker velocity, and displacement fields. The velocity field is generally continuous and can be integrated to obtain a displacement field that is continuous everywhere. Special features observed experimentally and reported in the literature are also studied: (i) multiple Kirkendall’s ...
Hébert, Mathieu
2014-01-01
The well-known Yule-Nielsen modified spectral Neugebauer model is one of the most accurate predictive models for the spectral reflectance of printed halftone colors which expresses the spectral reflectance of halftones raised to the power 1/n as a linear combination of the spectral reflectance of the fulltone colors (Neugebauer primaries) also raised to the power 1/n, where n is a tunable real number. The power 1/n transform, characteristic of the Yule-Nielsen transform, empirically models the nonlinear relationship between the spectral reflectances of halftones and fulltones due to the internal propagation of light by scattering into the printing support, a phenomenon known as "optical dot gain" or "Yule- Nielsen effect". In this paper, we propose a graphical method permitting to observe this non-linear relationship in the case of single-ink halftones and to experimentally check the capacity of the Yule-Nielsen model to predict it accurately. In the case where the Yule-Nielsen transform is not well adapted to the considered type of prints, we propose alternative transforms in order to improve the prediction accuracy.
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Soumia Sid Ahmed
2015-05-01
Full Text Available Image denoising is a very important step in cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM and the energy filtering TEM images before the 3D tomography reconstruction, as it addresses the problem of high noise in these images, that leads to a loss of the contained information. High noise levels contribute in particular to difficulties in the alignment required for 3D tomography reconstruction. This paper investigates the denoising of TEM images that are acquired with a very low exposure time, with the primary objectives of enhancing the quality of these low-exposure time TEM images and improving the alignment process. We propose denoising structures to combine multiple noisy copies of the TEM images. The structures are based on Bayesian estimation in the transform domains instead of the spatial domain to build a novel feature preserving image denoising structures; namely: wavelet domain, the contourlet transform domain and the contourlet transform with sharp frequency localization. Numerical image denoising experiments demonstrate the performance of the Bayesian approach in the contourlet transform domain in terms of improving the signal to noise ratio (SNR and recovering fine details that may be hidden in the data. The SNR and the visual quality of the denoised images are considerably enhanced using these denoising structures that combine multiple noisy copies. The proposed methods also enable a reduction in the exposure time.
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Pileggi Marcos
2001-01-01
Full Text Available An efficient method for constructing transgenic lettuce cultivars by Agrobacterium tumefaciens was described by Torres et al., 1993. In the present work, an improvement of the above procedure is described and applied to transform the cultivar Grand Rapids with a mutated P5CS gene. The major modifications were concerned with turning more practical the transformation and regeneration protocols. Also we tried to improve transformation steps by increasing injured area in explants and prolonging co-cultivation with Agrobacteria (in larger concentration. A more significant selective pressure was used against non-transformed plants and bacteria. In these work we were concerned to obtain T1 and T2 seeds. The P5CS gene codes for a delta¹-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase, a bifunctional enzyme that catalyzes two steps of proline biosynthesis in plants (Zhang et al., 1995; Peng et al., 1996, while the mutated gene is insensitive to feedback inhibition by proline. The potential benefit of this gene is to confer water stress resistance (drought, salt, cold due to increased intracellular levels of proline that works like an osmoprotectant. In this work could obtain and characterize transgenic lettuce lineages which are resistant to freezing temperature.
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Noviadi Arief Rachman
2013-07-01
Full Text Available Charge Simulation Method is one of the field theory that can be used as an approach to calculate the electromagnetic distribution on the electrical conductor. This paper discussed electric field modeling around power transformator by using Matlab to find the safety distance. The safe distance threshold of the electric field to human health refers to WHO and SNI was 5 kV/m. The specification of the power transformator was three phases, 150/20 kV, and 100 MVA. The basic concept is to change the distribution charge on the conductor or dielectric polarization charge with a set of discrete fictitious charge. The value of discrete fictitious charge was equivalent to the potential value of the conductor, and became a reference to calculate the electric field around the surface contour of the selected power transformator. The measurement distance was 5 meter on each side of the transformator surface. The results showed that the magnitude of the electric field at the front side was 5541 V/m, exceeding the safety limits.
A transformation method for deriving from a photograph, position and heading of a vehicle in a plane
Sleeper, R. K.; Smith, E. G.
1976-01-01
Equations have been derived that transform perspectively viewed planar surface coordinates, as seen in a photograph, into coordinates of the original plane surface. These transformation equations are developed in terms of nine geometric variables that define the photographic setup and are redefined in terms of eight parameters. The parameters are then treated as independent quantities that fully characterize the transformation and are expressed directly in terms of the four corner coordinates of a reference rectangle in the object plane and their coordinates as seen in a photograph. Vehicle position is determined by transforming the perspectively viewed coordinate position of a representative vehicle target into runway coordinates. Vehicle heading is determined from the runway coordinates of two vehicle target points. When the targets are elevated above the plane of the reference grid, the computation of the heading angle is unaffected; however, the computation of the target position may require adjustment of two parameters. Methods are given for adjusting the parameters for elevation and an example is included for both nonelevated and elevated target conditions.
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This paper considers a reliability importance evaluation for components in an aging multi-state system. In practical reliability engineering a “curse of dimensionality” (the large number of states that should be analyzed for a multi-state system model) is a main obstacle for importance assessment. In order to challenge the problem, this paper proposes a new method that is based on an LZ-transform of the discrete-state continuous-time Markov process and on Ushakov's Universal Generating Operator. The paper shows that the proposed method can drastically reduce a computational burden. In order to illustrate the method, a solution of a real world problem is presented as a numerical example. - Highlights: • Aging multi-state system under minimal repair is studied. • A new method for Birnbaum importance assessment is developed. • The method is based on the LZ-transform. • The proposed method provides a drastic reduction of computation burden. • Numerical example is presented in order to illustrate the method
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Marek Danielewski
2015-01-01
Full Text Available The problem of Kirkendall’s trajectories in finite, three- and one-dimensional ternary diffusion couples is studied. By means of the parabolic transformation method, we calculate the solute field, the Kirkendall marker velocity, and displacement fields. The velocity field is generally continuous and can be integrated to obtain a displacement field that is continuous everywhere. Special features observed experimentally and reported in the literature are also studied: (i multiple Kirkendall’s planes where markers placed on an initial compositional discontinuity of the diffusion couple evolve into two locations as a result of the initial distribution, (ii multiple Kirkendall’s planes where markers placed on an initial compositional discontinuity of the diffusion couple move into two locations due to composition dependent mobilities, and (iii a Kirkendall plane that coincides with the interphase interface. The details of the deformation (material trajectories in these special situations are given using both methods and are discussed in terms of the stress-free strain rate associated with the Kirkendall effect. Our nonlinear transform generalizes the diagonalization method by Krishtal, Mokrov, Akimov, and Zakharov, whose transform of diffusivities was linear.
Ye, Linlin; Yang, Dan; Wang, Xu
2014-06-01
A de-noising method for electrocardiogram (ECG) based on ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) and wavelet threshold de-noising theory is proposed in our school. We decomposed noised ECG signals with the proposed method using the EEMD and calculated a series of intrinsic mode functions (IMFs). Then we selected IMFs and reconstructed them to realize the de-noising for ECG. The processed ECG signals were filtered again with wavelet transform using improved threshold function. In the experiments, MIT-BIH ECG database was used for evaluating the performance of the proposed method, contrasting with de-noising method based on EEMD and wavelet transform with improved threshold function alone in parameters of signal to noise ratio (SNR) and mean square error (MSE). The results showed that the ECG waveforms de-noised with the proposed method were smooth and the amplitudes of ECG features did not attenuate. In conclusion, the method discussed in this paper can realize the ECG denoising and meanwhile keep the characteristics of original ECG signal. PMID:25219236
Mellin Transform Method for European Option Pricing with Hull-White Stochastic Interest Rate
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Ji-Hun Yoon
2014-01-01
Full Text Available Even though interest rates fluctuate randomly in the marketplace, many option-pricing models do not fully consider their stochastic nature owing to their generally limited impact on option prices. However, stochastic dynamics in stochastic interest rates may have a significant impact on option prices as we take account of issues of maturity, hedging, or stochastic volatility. In this paper, we derive a closed form solution for European options in Black-Scholes model with stochastic interest rate using Mellin transform techniques.
Detection of Wormhole in Maize based on Kernel RGB Image and Lighting Transformation Method
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Jiangbo Li
2013-01-01
Full Text Available To effectively extract wormhole areas in kernels of maize, the uneven intensity distribution that was produced by the lighting system or by part of the vision system in the image must be transformed. A methodology was developed to convert non-uniform intensity distribution on objects into a uniform intensity distribution. A basically plane image with the wormhole area having a lower gray level than this plane was obtained by using proposed algorithms. Then, the wormhole areas can be easily extracted by a global threshold value. The experimental results with a 99.0% classification rate based on 100 kernel images showed that the proposed algorithm was simple and effective.
Natural convection in three-dimensional porous cavities: integral transform method
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Luz Neto, H. [Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia, INT/MCT, Ministerio de Ciencia e Tecnologia, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Quaresma, J.N.N. [Universidade Federal do Para (Brazil). Chemical Engineering Dept.; Cotta, R.M. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Mechanical Engineering Dept.
2002-07-01
A transient three-dimensional Darcy model of natural convection in porous medium filled cavities is studied, using a vorticity-vector potential formulation and the generalized integral transform technique (GITT). A general formulation and solution methodology for vertical cavities (insulated vertical walls with differential horizontal wall temperatures) is developed. Results for cubic cavities are presented while evaluating the Rayleigh number effects for stable situations, observing the transient evolution of the heat transfer process. The convergence behavior of the proposed eigenfunction expansion solution is investigated and comparisons with previously reported steady-state solutions are critically performed. (author)
Application of Lie transform perturbation method for multidimensional non-Hermitian systems
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Asiri Nanayakkara
2011-01-01
Three-dimensional non-Hermitian systems are investigated using classical perturbation theory based on Lie transformations. Analytic expressions for total energy in terms of action variables are derived. Both real and complex semiclassical eigenvalues are obtained by quantizing the action variables. It was found that semiclassical energy eigenvalues calculated with the classical perturbation theory are in very good agreement with exact energies and for certain non-Hermitian systems second-order classical perturbation theory performed better than the secondorder Rayleigh–Schroedinger perturbation theory.
Time transformations and Cowell's method. [for numerical integration of satellite motion equations
Velez, C. E.; Hilinski, S.
1978-01-01
The precise numerical integration of Cowell's equations of satellite motion is frequently performed with an independent variable s defined by an equation of the form dt = cr to the n-th power ds, where t represents time, r the radial distance from the center of attraction, c is a constant, and n is a parameter. This has been primarily motivated by the 'uniformizing' effects of such a transformation resulting in desirable 'analytic' stepsize control for elliptical orbits. This report discusses the 'proper' choice of the parameter n defining the independent variable s for various types of orbits and perturbation models, and develops a criterion for its selection.
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Qingmin Hou
2013-01-01
Full Text Available Methods that more quickly locate leakages in natural gas pipelines are urgently required. In this paper, an improved negative pressure wave method based on FBG based strain sensors and wavelet analysis is proposed. This method takes into account the variation in the negative pressure wave propagation velocity and the gas velocity variation, uses the traditional leak location formula, and employs Compound Simpson and Dichotomy Searching for solving this formula. In addition, a FBG based strain sensor instead of a traditional pressure sensor was developed for detecting the negative pressure wave signal produced by leakage. Unlike traditional sensors, FBG sensors can be installed anywhere along the pipeline, thus leading to high positioning accuracy through more frequent installment of the sensors. Finally, a wavelet transform method was employed to locate the pressure drop points within the FBG signals. Experiment results show good positioning accuracy for natural gas pipeline leakage, using this new method.
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Joon-Ho Choi
2013-09-01
Full Text Available A distribution system was designed and operated by considering unidirectional power flow from a utility source to end-use loads. The large penetrations of distributed generation (DG into the existing distribution system causes a variety of technical problems, such as frequent tap changing problems of the on-load tap changer (OLTC transformer, local voltage rise, protection coordination, exceeding short-circuit capacity, and harmonic distortion. In view of voltage regulation, the intermittent fluctuation of the DG output power results in frequent tap changing operations of the OLTC transformer. Thus, many utilities limit the penetration level of DG and are eager to find the reasonable penetration limits of DG in the distribution system. To overcome this technical problem, utilities have developed a new voltage regulation method in the distribution system with a large DG penetration level. In this paper, the impact of DG on the OLTC operations controlled by the line drop compensation (LDC method is analyzed. In addition, a generalized determination methodology for the DG penetration limits in a distribution substation transformer is proposed. The proposed DG penetration limits could be adopted for a simplified interconnection process in DG interconnection guidelines.
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Abdelhalim Ebaid
2013-01-01
Full Text Available The main feature of the boundary layer flow problems of nanofluids or classical fluids is the inclusion of the boundary conditions at infinity. Such boundary conditions cause difficulties for any of the series methods when applied to solve such a kind of problems. In order to solve these difficulties, the authors usually resort to either Padé approximants or the commercial numerical codes. However, an intensive work is needed to perform the calculations using Padé technique. Due to the importance of the nanofluids flow as a growing field of research and the difficulties caused by using Padé approximants to solve such problems, a suggestion is proposed in this paper to map the semi-infinite domain into a finite one by the help of a transformation. Accordingly, the differential equations governing the fluid flow are transformed into singular differential equations with classical boundary conditions which can be directly solved by using the differential transformation method. The numerical results obtained by using the proposed technique are compared with the available exact solutions, where excellent accuracy is found. The main advantage of the present technique is the complete avoidance of using Padé approximants to treat the infinity boundary conditions.
Kananenka, Alexei A; Zgid, Dominika
2015-01-01
The temperature-dependent Matsubara Green's function that is used to describe temperature-dependent behavior is expressed on a numerical grid. While such a grid usually has a couple of hundred points for low-energy model systems, for realistic systems in large basis sets the size of an accurate grid can be tens of thousands of points, constituting a severe computational and memory bottleneck. In this paper, we determine efficient imaginary time grids for the temperature-dependent Matsubara Green's function formalism that can be used for calculations on realistic systems. We show that due to the use of orthogonal polynomial transform, we can restrict the imaginary time grid to few hundred points and reach micro-Hartree accuracy in the electronic energy evaluation. Moreover, we show that only a limited number of orthogonal polynomial expansion coefficients are necessary to preserve accuracy when working with a dual representation of Green's function or self-energy and transforming between the imaginary time and...
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Li-Ching Wu
Full Text Available MOTIVATION: Mass spectrometry is a high throughput, fast, and accurate method of protein analysis. Using the peaks detected in spectra, we can compare a normal group with a disease group. However, the spectrum is complicated by scale shifting and is also full of noise. Such shifting makes the spectra non-stationary and need to align before comparison. Consequently, the preprocessing of the mass data plays an important role during the analysis process. Noises in mass spectrometry data come in lots of different aspects and frequencies. A powerful data preprocessing method is needed for removing large amount of noises in mass spectrometry data. RESULTS: Hilbert-Huang Transformation is a non-stationary transformation used in signal processing. We provide a novel algorithm for preprocessing that can deal with MALDI and SELDI spectra. We use the Hilbert-Huang Transformation to decompose the spectrum and filter-out the very high frequencies and very low frequencies signal. We think the noise in mass spectrometry comes from many sources and some of the noises can be removed by analysis of signal frequency domain. Since the protein in the spectrum is expected to be a unique peak, its frequency domain should be in the middle part of frequency domain and will not be removed. The results show that HHT, when used for preprocessing, is generally better than other preprocessing methods. The approach not only is able to detect peaks successfully, but HHT has the advantage of denoising spectra efficiently, especially when the data is complex. The drawback of HHT is that this approach takes much longer for the processing than the wavlet and traditional methods. However, the processing time is still manageable and is worth the wait to obtain high quality data.
Wolf, M.
1981-01-01
It is noted that in the case of low-level injection, space-charge quasi-neutrality, and spatially constant material parameters (including an electrostatic field), the individual layer can be treated analytically and the basic solar cell performance parameters can be evaluated from three equations. The first equation represents the transformation of the transport velocity across the layer from the other layer boundary. The second establishes the light-generated current output from the layer interface, under the influence of the transport velocities and minority-carrier density at both layer boundaries and of bulk recombination. The third equation describes the flow of these carriers across other layers. The power of the approach is considered to lie in its facility for analysis of the solar cell's performance layer by layer, giving a clear picture of the individual layer's influence on cell efficiency.
A Novel Method to Transform Relational Data into Ontology in the Bio-medical Domain
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V.Rajeswari
2013-06-01
Full Text Available Bio-Medical knowledge that has been gathered over decades, is unique in nature since large variety of data models are used in the medical field. Since this domain forms a very important aspect in the well being of the society, measures are afoot to organise the knowledge in a systematic way for interoperability and re-usability. We have discussed here an approach which makes it possible to make knowledge base available in medicinal drug industry shareable across platforms and data models. This is achieved through the application of new developments that have taken place in the computer engineering field. The work involves transforming relational data into ontology to help meet the future computing needs. With ‘cloud’ deemed to be the future computing environment for all, this work, we humbly feel will contribute towards that paradigm.
Method of unitary clothing transformations in the theory of nucleon-nucleon scattering
Dubovyk, I; 10.1007/s00601-010-097-5
2010-01-01
The clothing procedure, put forward in quantum field theory (QFT) by Greenberg and Schweber, is applied for the description of nucleon-nucleon (N-N) scattering. We consider pseudoscalar, vector and scalar meson fields interacting with fermion ones via the Yukawa-type couplings to introduce trial interactions between "bare" particles. The subsequent unitary clothing transformations (UCTs) are found to express the total Hamiltonian through new interaction operators that refer to particles with physical (observable) properties, the so-called clothed particles. In this work, we are focused upon the Hermitian and energy-independent operators for the clothed nucleons, being built up in the second order in the coupling constants. The corresponding analytic expressions in momentum space are compared with the separate meson contributions to the one-boson-exchange potentials in the meson theory of nuclear forces. In order to evaluate the T-matrix of the N-N scattering we have used an equivalence theorem that enables us...
Ren, Xiang
2012-01-01
Transform Invariant Low-rank Textures (TILT) is a novel and powerful tool that can effectively rectify a rich class of low-rank textures in 3D scenes from 2D images despite significant deformation and corruption. The existing algorithm for solving TILT is based on the alternating direction method (ADM). It suffers from high computational cost and is not theoretically guaranteed to converge to a correct solution. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm to speed up solving TILT, with guaranteed convergence. Our method is based on the recently proposed linearized alternating direction method with adaptive penalty (LADMAP). To further reduce computation, warm starts are also introduced to initialize the variables better and cut the cost on singular value decomposition. Extensive experimental results on both synthetic and real data demonstrate that this new algorithm works much more efficiently and robustly than the existing algorithm. It could be at least five times faster than the previous method.
A new Laplace transformation method for dynamic testing of solar collectors
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Kong, Weiqiang; Perers, Bengt; Fan, Jianhua;
2015-01-01
during test period. The other is the natural test method which doesn't need any intervention. The new L-QDT model with the shielding method are tested by TRNSYS (Klein S. et al (1988) [3]) simulation. Experiments were carried out at Technical University of Denmark by using the L-QDT method and the...
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The energy of the atom electron system is a functional of the local-scale function. The minimal value of this functional is greatest lower band of the atom energy in certain class wave functions. This class has obtained after a local-scale point transformation of the chosen model wave function which is not varied. A slater determinant with excited electron states is chosen in this survey as a model wave function. After the local scaling of this wave function the atom energy of corresponding state becomes the functional of the local scale transformation function. The minimization of this functional gives to the atom some energy corresponding to the considered state. LSTM also allows to obtain one-particle energy of the electron in excited state. In contrast to the Hartree-Fock method in the offered approach the variation over all one-particle orbitals is replaced by the variation over only one function. The case of variation over more than one local scale transformation function is also presented. (author)
Anderson, Rosemarie; Braud, William
2011-01-01
Research approaches in the field of transpersonal psychology can be transformative for researchers, participants, and the audience of a project. This book offers these transformative approaches to those conducting research across the human sciences and the humanities. Rosemarie Anderson and William Braud first described such methods in…
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Pedersen, Pia
2012-01-01
Transformation, defined as the step of extracting, arranging and simplifying data into visual form (M. Neurath, 1974), was developed in connection with ISOTYPE (International System Of TYpographic Picture Education) and might well be the most important legacy of Isotype to the field of graphic...... design. Recently transformation has attracted renewed interest because of the book ‘The Transformer’ written by Robin Kinross and Marie Neurath. My on-going research project, summarized in this paper, identifies and depicts the essential principles of data visualization underlying the process of...... transformation with reference to Marie Neurath’s sketches on the Bilston Project. The material has been collected at the Otto and Marie Neurath Collection housed at the University of Reading, UK. By using data visualization as a research method to look directly into the process of transformation the project...
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This study introduces a new adaptive time-frequency (TF) analysis technique, the synchrosqueezing transform (SST), to explore the dynamics of a laser-driven hydrogen atom at an ab initio level, upon which we have demonstrated its versatility as a new viable venue for further exploring quantum dynamics. For a signal composed of oscillatory components which can be characterized by instantaneous frequency, the SST enables rendering the decomposed signal based on the phase information inherited in the linear TF representation with mathematical support. Compared with the classical type of TF methods, the SST clearly depicts several intrinsic quantum dynamical processes such as selection rules, AC Stark effects, and high harmonic generation
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ZANG Wei-Ping; CHENG Hua; TIAN Jian-Guo
2009-01-01
A novel three-dimensional wide-angle beam propagation method based on the split-step fast Fourier transform is developed. The formulation is based on the three-dimensional Helmholtz wave equation. Each propagation step is performed by utilizing both the FFT and split-step scheme. The solution of Helmholtz wave equation does not make the slowly varying envelope and one-way propagation approximations. To validate the efficiency and accuracy, numerical results for a propagation beam in a tilted step-index optical waveguide are compared with other beam propagation algorithms.
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Zakrzewski, K. [Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland). Inst. of Electrical Machines and Transformers; Tomczuk, B. [Technical Univ. of Opole (Poland). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Automatic Control
1996-05-01
This paper presents 3-D integral approach to the magnetic field and inductance calculations. A minimization of the kernel norm has been carried out for the integral equation governing the field. The software package TRACAL3, based on the integral methods for field and inductance calculations, has been developed and implemented for personal computers. The application of the 3-D mathematical models has been made for the leakage field in a current transformer. The results of calculations were compared with the measured ones. The comparison yields good agreement. Thus, the worked out software package seems to be one of the CAD tools.
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Jianwu Dang
2013-01-01
Full Text Available A non-sub sampled Contour let coefficient compressive sensing based on infrared and visible image fusion method was proposed to solve the problem that the infrared light sensor and the visible light sensor was failed to get clear images simultaneously in this study. Firstly, the multiscale and multi-directional image decomposition for the infrared and visible image was preformed by using the non-sub sampled Contourlet transformation and then the non-subsampled Contourlet coefficients of them were obtained. Secondly, the Low-frequency coefficients of the infrared and visible images was fused by the weighted average fusion method and the band-pass sub-band coefficients was fused by the pseudo-random Fourier matrix observations weights fusion method; Thirdly, the coefficient reconstruction for the fused band-pass sub-band coefficients was carried out. Finally, the image was reconstructed by the inverse non-subsampled Contourlet transformation. The experiment results showed that this fusion algorithm was failed to get image with clear object and background and it had the low computational complexity and good fusion effect.
Prayuni, Kinasih; Dwivany, Fenny M.
2015-09-01
Banana is classified as a climateric fruit, whose ripening is regulated by ethylene. Ethylene is synthesized from ACC (1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid) by ACC oxidase enzyme which is encoded by ACO gene. Controling an important gene expression in ethylene biosynthesis pathway has became a target to delay the ripening process. Therefore in the previous study we have designed a MaACO-RNAi construct to control MaACO gene expression. In this research, we study the effectiveness of different transient transformation methods to deliver the construct. Direct injection, with or no vaccum infiltration methods were used to deliver MaACO-RNAi construct. All of the methods succesfully deliver the construct into banana fruits based on RT-PCR result.
Patel, Trushit; Meher, Ramakanta
2016-01-01
In this paper, Adomian decomposition sumudu transform method is introduced and used to solve the temperature distribution in a solid and porous fin with the temperature dependent internal heat generation for a fractional order energy balance equation. In this study, we assume heat generation as a variable of fin temperature for solid and porous fin and the heat transfer through porous media is simulated by using Darcy's model. The results are presented for the temperature distribution for the range of values of parameters appeared in the mathematical formulation and also compared with numerical solutions in order to verify the accuracy of the proposed method. It is found that the proposed method is in good agreement with direct numerical solution. PMID:27218004
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TANG Yi; FANG Yong-li; YANG Luo; SUN Yu-xin; YU Zheng-hua
2012-01-01
A new accurate calculation method of electric power harmonic parameters was presented.Based on the delay time theorem of Fourier transform,the frequency of the electric power was calculated,and then,suing interpolation in the frequency domain of the windows,the parameters (amplitude and phase) of each harmonic frequency signals were calculated accurately.In the paper,the effect of the delay time and the windows on the electric power harmonic calculation accuracy was analysed.The digital simulation and the physical measurement tests show that the proposed method is effective and has more advantages than other methods which are based on multipoint interpolation especially in calculation time cost; therefore,it is very suitable to be used in the single chip DSP micro-processor.
Cebi, Nur; Durak, M Zeki; Toker, Omer Said; Sagdic, Osman; Arici, Muhammet
2016-01-01
The objective of this research was to develop a rapid spectroscopic technique as an alternative method for the differentiation and authentication of gelatin sources in food products by using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectra combined with chemometrics. Clear discrimination and classification of all the studied gelatin sources (bovine, porcine, and fish) were achieved by hierarchical cluster and principle component analysis (PCA). Amide-I (1700-1600 cm(-1)) and Amide-II (1565-1520 cm(-1)) spectral bands were used in a chemometric method. Moreover, ATR-FTIR spectral data successfully discriminated pure bovine gelatin from mixture of bovine and porcine gelatins, which is very important for the food industry. The method that we adopted could be beneficial for rapid, simple and economic determination of both gelatin presence and its origin from food products such as yogurt, ice cream, milk dessert or other gelatin containing products such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. PMID:26213083
The method of unitary clothing transformations in the theory of nucleon-nucleon scattering
Dubovyk, I
2010-01-01
The clothing procedure, put forward in quantum field theory by Greenberg and Schweber, is applied for the description of nucleon-nucleon (N-N) scattering. We consider pseudoscalar, vector and scalar meson fields interacting with 1/2 spin fermion ones via the Yukawa-type couplings to introduce trial interactions between "bare" particles. The subsequent unitary clothing transformations are found to express the total Hamiltonian through new interaction operators that refer to particles with physical (observable) properties, the so-called clothed particles. In this work, we are focused upon the Hermitian and energy-independent operators for the clothed nucleons, being built up in the second order in the coupling constants. The corresponding analytic expressions in momentum space are compared with the separate meson contributions to the one-boson-exchange potentials in the meson theory of nuclear forces. In order to evaluate the T-matrix of the N-N scattering we have used an equivalence theorem that enables us to ...
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Seyed Mortaza Mousavi
2014-01-01
Full Text Available Awareness during general anesthesia for its serious psychological effects on patients and some juristically problems for anesthetists has been an important challenge during past decades. Monitoring depth of anesthesia is a fundamental solution to this problem. The induction of anesthesia alters frequency and mean of amplitudes of the electroencephalogram (EEG, and its phase couplings. We analyzed EEG changes for phase coupling between delta and alpha subbands using a new algorithm for depth of general anesthesia measurement based on complex wavelet transform (CWT in patients anesthetized by Propofol. Entropy and histogram of modulated signals were calculated by taking bispectral index (BIS values as reference. Entropies corresponding to different BIS intervals using Mann-Whitney U test showed that they had different continuous distributions. The results demonstrated that there is a phase coupling between 3 and 4 Hz in delta and 8-9 Hz in alpha subbands and these changes are shown better at the channel T7 of EEG. Moreover, when BIS values increase, the entropy value of modulated signal also increases and vice versa. In addition, measuring phase coupling between delta and alpha subbands of EEG signals through continuous CWT analysis reveals the depth of anesthesia level. As a result, awareness during anesthesia can be prevented.
Rodríguez-Lorenzo, F.; Dorrío, B. V.; Blanco, J.
2012-09-01
The knowledge of the flow structure of fluids is essential in many industrial sectors as it determines the quality and success of processes like welding, cutting or material treatment. The employed fluid flow plays a fundamental role and in all cases to understand the complex pressure and shock waves patterns becomes necessary. The only way to absolutely ensure that the theoretical behavior predicted by numerical simulations fits with the real gas flow behavior is the experimental check. For such application, the optical techniques are very well suited resources due to their non invasive features. Schlieren, shadowgraph and interferometry are the typical techniques used for the study of the mass flow in fluids. In this work, we present the qualitative results obtained from a conventional interferometric technique combined with a new numerical approach used for analyzing the inner structure of supersonic flows provided by nozzles with Laval profile used in industrial oxy-fuel cutting processes. The extraction of the optical phase from the fringe patterns is performed through a Differential Fourier Transform Evaluation. We show that with further numerical processing we can obtain a complete qualitative description of the flow field including the first and second optical phase derivatives (Gradient and Lapacian phase maps).
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Henning, H.M. [Fraunhofer-Inst. fuer Solare Energiesysteme, Freiburg (Germany). Gruppe Aktive Thermische Systeme; Treffinger, P. [Deutsche Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Lampoldshausen (Germany). Inst. fuer Technische Thermodynamik
1998-02-01
Processes in which a heat pump cycle is driven by thermal energy may be defined as heat transformation processes. The technical realization of this type of processes in general is based on sorption techniques. Depending on the temperature level of the utilized heat these technologies may be used for either cooling or heating of buildings. The paper presents state-of-the-art technologies and new developments. It comprises solar cooling of buildings, utilization of environmental energy sources (earth, air) by thermal driven heat pumps and seasonal storage of solar thermal energy by means of sorption processes. (orig.) [Deutsch] Unter Waermetransformationsverfahren werden im allgemeinen Verfahren verstanden, in denen ein Waermepumpenprozess mit thermischer Energie angetrieben wird. Die technische Realisierung dieser Verfahren erfolgt ueberwiegend mit Hilfe von Sorptionsvorgaengen. Abhaengig vom Temperaturniveau des Nutzwaermestroms koennen solche Verfahren im Gebaeudebereich fuer die Kuehlung oder Heizung eingesetzt werden. Im Beitrag werden der Stand der Technik sowie neue Entwicklungen vorgestellt. Im einzelnen umfasst der Beitrag die solare Kuehlung von Gebaeuden, die Nutzung von Umweltenergie (Erdreich, Luft) mittels thermisch angetriebener Waermepumpen sowie die saisonale Speicherung von Solarenergie ueber Sorptionsprozesse. (orig.)
Hernández-Tenorio, C.; Serkin, V. N.; Belyaeva, T. L.; Peña-Moreno, R.; Morales-Lara, L.
2015-01-01
The nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) model with an external harmonic potential is one of the most important in modern science. This model makes it possible to analyze a variety of nonlinear phenomena, in nonlinear optics and laser physics, biophysics and in the theory of Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms. It is shown that the main specific feature of the dynamics of dark GP matter wave solitons in a parabolic trap is the formation of solitons with dynamically changing form-factors producing the periodic variation in the modulation depth (the degree of "blackness") of dark solitons. In general, the period of dark soliton oscillations in trapping potential depends on the specific conditions of the experiment and does not coincide with the oscillation period of a linear quantum-mechanical oscillator. In the case of an immobile pedestal in the trap, the oscillation period of the black soliton considerably increases because of the periodic transformation of the black soliton to the gray one and vice versa. Surprisingly, that if the dark soliton is superimposed on the base pedestal oscillating in the trap and displaced from the trap center, the oscillation period of the dark soliton coincides with the period of oscillations of the linear harmonic oscillator, while the dynamics of the dark soliton is similar to that of a classical particle obeying the Newton mechanics laws.
A NEW METHOD TO CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN OFDM SYSTEMS BASED ON WAVELET TRANSFORM
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Ali Asadi
2013-01-01
Full Text Available In OFDM systems, it is necessary to estimate the channel to overcome the distortion caused by channel fadingâ€™s which can be induced by many phenomena such as: delay spread, multipath effect, mobility and Doppler shift. Most of the channel estimation techniques are proposed in frequency domain using the pilot symbols. One of them which has less complicated is well-known as Least-Squares (LS method which is widely used in channel estimation but it is more sensitive to noise respected to the other reported techniques. In this paper, a new threshold based method using wavelet decomposition will be proposed which is based on an initial LS estimation technique. The reported simulation results show that the proposed method has better performance compared to the other methods such as Lee Method that has been published recently.
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Sulakhudin
2010-01-01
Full Text Available Effect of Coated Urea with Humic-Calcium on Transformation of Nitrogen in Coastal Sandy Soil: A Soil ColumnMethod (Sulakhudin, A Syukur, D Shiddieq and T Yuwono: In coastal sandy soil, mainly nitrogen losses due toleaching resulted to low fertilizer efficiency. Slow-release N fertilizers are proposed to minimize these losses, andhumic-calcium coated urea has been examined. A soil column method was used to compare the effects of coated ureawith humic-calcium on transformation and leaching loss of N in coastal sandy soil. The experiment aid to compare twokinds sources of humic substances (cow manure and peat which mixed with calcium as coated urea on transformation,vertical distribution and leaching N in coastal sandy soil. The concentration of humic-calcium coated urea i.e.1%, 5%and 10% based on their weight. The results showed that urea coated with humic-calcium from cow manure (UCHMand humic-calcium from peat (UCHP increased the N total and available N in the soil and decreased leaching loss ofN from the soil column. Compared to UCHP, UCHM in all concentration showed N-nitrate higher than N-ammonium onincubation length 2, 4 and 6 weeks. The N leached from a costal sandy soil with application coated urea with UCHMranged from 21.18% to 23.72% of the total N added as fertilizer, for coated urea with UCHP they ranged between21.44% and 23.25%, whereas for urea (control reached 29.48%. Leaching losses of mineral N were lower when ureacoated with UCHM compared to urea coated with UCHP or urea fertilizer. The study concluded that the UCHM isbetter than UCHP in decreasing N leached from coastal sandy soil
Targeted biolistics for improved transformation of Impatiens balsamina.
Wetten, Andy C; Thomas, Jean-Luc; Wagiran, Alina; Chiurugwi, Tinashe
2012-01-01
A transgenesis programme has been developed for Impatiens balsamina that will allow elucidation of the roles played by individual genes in the flower reversion phenomenon shown by this model species. The lack of explants exhibiting adventitious shooting in I. balsamina hinders Agrobacterium-based transformation, but the multiple shoots that arise from cotyledonary nodes present a suitable target for biolistics. These tissues can be disrupted by the helium blast effect associated with conventional biolistic devices, so we have utilised modifications to the PDS 1000/He equipment originally developed for transformation of fragile insect tissues. By loading microcarriers on to a rigid, rather than flexible, macrocarrier, the blast effect is largely eliminated, and the use of a focussing nozzle allows the bombardment to be concentrated on the target tissues. This approach reduces waste of plasmid DNA and gold microcarriers and achieves transfection at lower, less disruptive helium pressures than would otherwise be necessary to efficiently penetrate below the shoot epidermis and generate heritable transgenic lines. PMID:22351015
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Today, in the digitized satellite image domain, the needs for high dimension increase considerably. To transmit or to stock such images (more than 6000 by 6000 pixels), we need to reduce their data volume and so we have to use real-time image compression techniques. The large amount of computations required by image compression algorithms prohibits the use of common sequential processors, for the benefits of parallel computers. The study presented here deals with parallelization of a very efficient image compression scheme, based on three techniques: Wavelets Transform (WT), Vector Quantization (VQ) and Entropic Coding (EC). First, we studied and implemented the parallelism of each algorithm, in order to determine the architectural characteristics needed for real-time image compression. Then, we defined eight parallel architectures: 3 for Mallat algorithm (WT), 3 for Tree-Structured Vector Quantization (VQ) and 2 for Huffman Coding (EC). As our system has to be multi-purpose, we chose 3 global architectures between all of the 3x3x2 systems available. Because, for technological reasons, real-time is not reached at anytime (for all the compression parameter combinations), we also defined and evaluated two algorithmic optimizations: fix point precision and merging entropic coding in vector quantization. As a result, we defined a new multi-purpose multi-SMIMD parallel machine, able to compress digitized satellite image in real-time. The definition of the best suited architecture for real-time image compression was answered by presenting 3 parallel machines among which one multi-purpose, embedded and which might be used for other applications on board. (author)
Method of transformation of printed circuit boards regular interconnection into polygonal
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Murov S. Yu.
2010-08-01
Full Text Available The described method allows to automate the polygonal interconnection process, which is essential for powerful radio transmitters designing, and also for multi-layer printed circuit boards designing, when the reference layer includes several different circuits.
Method of transformation of printed circuit boards regular interconnection into polygonal
Murov S. Yu.
2010-01-01
The described method allows to automate the polygonal interconnection process, which is essential for powerful radio transmitters designing, and also for multi-layer printed circuit boards designing, when the reference layer includes several different circuits.
Information Transmission using the Nonlinear Fourier Transform, Part II: Numerical Methods
Yousefi, Mansoor I
2012-01-01
In this paper, numerical methods are suggested to compute the discrete and the continuous spectrum of a signal with respect to the Zakharov-Shabat system, a Lax operator underlying numerous integrable communication channels including the nonlinear Schr\\"odinger channel, modelling pulse propagation in optical fibers. These methods are subsequently tested and their ability to estimate the spectrum are compared against each other. These methods are used to compute the spectrum of various pulses commonly used in the optical fiber communications. It is found that the layer-peeling and the spectral methods are suitable schemes to estimate the nonlinear spectra with good accuracy. To illustrate the structure of the spectrum, the locus of the eigenvalues is determined under amplitude and phase modulation in a number of examples. It is observed that in some cases, as signal parameters vary, eigenvalues collide and change their course of motion. The real axis is typically the place from which new eigenvalues originate ...
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Kazuki Moriguchi
Full Text Available Trans-kingdom conjugation is a phenomenon by which DNA is transferred into a eukaryotic cell by a bacterial conjugal transfer system. Improvement in this method to facilitate the rapid co-cultivation of donor bacterial and recipient eukaryotic cell cultures could make it the simplest transformation method, requiring neither isolation of vector DNA nor preparation of competent recipient cells. To evaluate this potential advantage of trans-kingdom conjugation, we examined this simple transformation method using vector combinations, helper plasmids, and recipient Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. Mixing donor Escherichia coli and recipient S. cerevisiae overnight cultures (50 μL each consistently yielded on the order of 10(1 transformants using the popular experimental strain BY4742 derived from S288c and a shuttle vector for trans-kingdom conjugation. Transformation efficiency increased to the order of 10(2 using a high receptivity trans-kingdom conjugation strain. In addition, either increasing the amount of donor cells or pretreating the recipient cells with thiols such as dithiothreitol improved the transformation efficiency by one order of magnitude. This simple trans-kingdom conjugation-mediated transformation method could be used as a practical yeast transformation method upon enrichment of available vectors and donor E. coli strains.
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WANG Xuelei; LI Qingmin; LI Chengrong; YANG Rui; GAO Shuguo
2013-01-01
Before diagnosed by DGA (dissolved gas analysis) methods,gas caution values,which index the level of gas formation,must be used to evaluate the possibility of incipient faults to reduce the misdiagnosis in the normal state.However,the calculation of these values is now only based on cumulative percentile method without taking into account operating conditions.To overcome this disadvantage,a new approach to calculate the transformer caution values is presented.This approach is based on statistical distribution and correlation analysis,and it takes the individual variation and fluctuation caused by intemal and external factors into consideration.Then 6550 transformer DGA data collected from North China Power Grid are analyzed in this paper.The results show that the volume fraction of TH (total hydrocarbon)approximately obeys normal distribution when the 3-sigma rule is used to calculate its caution value.The volume fraction of CO has a strong positive correlation with oil temperature.For H2,the negative correlation with oil temperature is significant when the volume fraction is not very low.The caution value curves for CO and H2 are obtained by regression analyses.Thus,the gas caution values/curves obtained using the new method are not always constant,but vary with oil temperature,which is an advantage of the proposed method compared with cumulative percentile method.The variation of gas caution values/curves also reflects the influence of the external factors,for instance,varying with monitoring time ensures that the gas caution values are always consistent with operating status.
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Erik Cuevas
2015-01-01
Full Text Available In this paper, a new method for robustly estimating multiple view relations from point correspondences is presented. The approach combines the popular random sampling consensus (RANSAC algorithm and the evolutionary method harmony search (HS. With this combination, the proposed method adopts a different sampling strategy than RANSAC to generate putative solutions. Under the new mechanism, at each iteration, new candidate solutions are built taking into account the quality of the models generated by previous candidate solutions, rather than purely random as it is the case of RANSAC. The rules for the generation of candidate solutions (samples are motivated by the improvisation process that occurs when a musician searches for a better state of harmony. As a result, the proposed approach can substantially reduce the number of iterations still preserving the robust capabilities of RANSAC. The method is generic and its use is illustrated by the estimation of homographies, considering synthetic and real images. Additionally, in order to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach within a real engineering application, it is employed to solve the problem of position estimation in a humanoid robot. Experimental results validate the efficiency of the proposed method in terms of accuracy, speed, and robustness.
Cuevas, Erik; Díaz, Margarita
2015-01-01
In this paper, a new method for robustly estimating multiple view relations from point correspondences is presented. The approach combines the popular random sampling consensus (RANSAC) algorithm and the evolutionary method harmony search (HS). With this combination, the proposed method adopts a different sampling strategy than RANSAC to generate putative solutions. Under the new mechanism, at each iteration, new candidate solutions are built taking into account the quality of the models generated by previous candidate solutions, rather than purely random as it is the case of RANSAC. The rules for the generation of candidate solutions (samples) are motivated by the improvisation process that occurs when a musician searches for a better state of harmony. As a result, the proposed approach can substantially reduce the number of iterations still preserving the robust capabilities of RANSAC. The method is generic and its use is illustrated by the estimation of homographies, considering synthetic and real images. Additionally, in order to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach within a real engineering application, it is employed to solve the problem of position estimation in a humanoid robot. Experimental results validate the efficiency of the proposed method in terms of accuracy, speed, and robustness. PMID:26339228
Transformation of Commercial Flows into Physical Flows of Electricity – Flow Based Method
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M. Adamec
2009-01-01
Full Text Available We are witnesses of large – scale electricity transport between European countries under the umbrella of the UCTE organization. This is due to the inabilyof generators to satisfy the growing consumption in some regions. In this content, we distinguish between two types of flow. The first type is physical flow, which causes costs in the transmission grid, whilst the second type is commercial flow, which provides revenues for the market participants. The old methods for allocating transfer capacity fail to take this duality into account. The old methods that allocate transmission border capacity to “virtual” commercial flows which, in fact, will not flow over this border, do not lead to optimal allocation. Some flows are uselessly rejected and conversely, some accepted flows can cause congestion on another border. The Flow Based Allocation method (FBA is a method which aims to solve this problem.Another goal of FBA is to ensure sustainable development of expansion of transmission capacity. Transmission capacity is important, because it represents a way to establish better transmission system stability, and it provides a distribution channel for electricity to customers abroad. For optimal development, it is necessary to ensure the right division of revenue allocation among the market participants.This paper contains a brief description of the FBA method. Problems of revenue maximization and optimal revenue distribution are mentioned.
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Methods of mathematical processing of impulse signals from the output of initial transformers of sensors while measuring radiation control parameters at NPP are considered in this article. Time of measuring is calculated taking into account a random error term. For implementation of requirements of norm documents for NPP in the sphere of precise (accurate) and time characteristics the 'moving window' method is used. It allows to renew the information got from the radiation control sensors with 1 s tact. For the increase of accuracy (precise) of measure of radiation control parameters, filtration is applied preliminary. It allows to filter the single troop landing. Its duration is no more than 100 ms. They are caused by the presence of impulse interference. The emergency troop landing modeling from NPP is produced with a random number generator
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Meier, Robert J.; Gundersen, Maria T.; Woodley, John; Schürmann, Martin
2015-01-01
A simple, easy-to-use, and fast approach method is proposed and validated that can predict whether a transaminase reaction is thermodynamically unfavourable. This allowed us to de-select, in the present case, at least 50% of the reactions because they were thermodynamically unfavourable as confir...
Most efforts to harness the power of big data for ecology and environmental sciences focus on data and metadata sharing, standardization, and accuracy. However, many scientists have not accepted the data deluge as an integral part of their research because the current scientific method is not scalab...
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Li, Helong; Beczkowski, Szymon; Munk-Nielsen, Stig;
2015-01-01
compensates the mechanical size limitations of the Pearson current monitor. Finally, experimental studied are carried out with both discrete Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET and high current (1000A) Silicon (Si) IGBT power modules. The experimental results validate the effectiveness of the proposed method....
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Time-frequency analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) provides relevant clinical information. However, time-frequency analysis is very sensitive to artefacts. Artefacts that are present in heart rate recordings may be corrected, but this reduces the variability in the signal and therefore adversely affects the accuracy of calculated spectral estimates. To overcome this limitation of traditional techniques for time-frequency analysis, a new continuous wavelet transform (CWT)-based method was developed in which parts of the scalogram that have been affected by artefact correction are excluded from power calculations. The method was evaluated by simulating artefact correction on HRV data that were originally free of artefacts. Commonly used spectral HRV parameters were calculated by the developed method and by the short-time Fourier transform (STFT), which was used as a reference. Except for the powers in the very low-frequency and low-frequency (LF) bands, powers calculated by the STFT proved to be extremely sensitive to artefact correction. The CWT-based calculations in the high-frequency and very high-frequency bands corresponded well with their theoretical values. The standard deviations of these powers, however, increase with the number of corrected artefacts which is the result of the non-stationarity of the R–R interval series that were analysed. The powers calculated in the LF band turned out to be slightly sensitive to artefact correction, but the results were acceptable up to 20% artefact correction. Therefore, the CWT-based method provides a valuable alternative for the analysis of HRV data that cannot be guaranteed to be free of artefacts
Hidaka, S; Abe, K; Liu, S Y
1991-01-01
A simple method of assaying the formation of amorphous calcium phosphate and its transformation to hydroxyapatite using a conventional pH meter and recorder is described. Its validity was confirmed by direct assay of calcium consumption with atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The method was used to study substances which influence the formation of amorphous calcium phosphate and its transformation to hydroxyapatite, such as albumin, casein, chondroitin sulphate, phospholipid, ATP, Mg2+, Sr2+, pyrophosphate and several Chinese folk medicines. PMID:1849399
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A method of canonical transformations extended to dissipative Hamiltonian systems in a previous article is here applied to the behaviour of an extended charge coupled to the em field which is deductible from a Lagrangian function explicitly dependent on time. The generating function of a transformation which decouples the variables of the system is given, for an elastic applied force, and hence the constants in motion are found by a general method. Some limit cases are examined. (auth)
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帅旗; 金颖
2012-01-01
为了对电压闪变，提出了一种基于Hilbert和Chirp—Z变换的改进算法。首先介绍了Hilbert变换和Chirp—Z变换的原理，并从理论上推导了用Hilbert变换提取闪变包络线的公式。然后指出波动分量为方波时不能直接应用频谱分析法，需要对基于Hilbert和Chirp—Z变换的测量方法进行改进。最后用算例对所提方法进行仿真验证，证明该方法的正确性。%In order to make an accurate measurement for flicker, especially when the wave vector is a square wave signal generated by voltage flicker, an improved algorithm based on Hilbert transform and Chirp-Z transform has been proposed. Firstly, the theory of the Hilbert transform and the Chirp-Z transform is introduced. The formula of extracting the flicker envelope by the Hilberl： transform has been derived from the theory. In particular, by conveniently applying existing detection methods, larger error of the short-term flicker have been found when the wave vector was a square wave ,;ignal. According to this problem, an improved method was proposed. Finally, the correctness of the proposed method is verified by an example.
A Mapping Model for Transforming Traditional Software Development Methods to Agile Methodology
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Rashmi Popli
2013-07-01
Full Text Available Agility is bringing in responsibility and ownership in individuals, which will eventually bring outeffectiveness and efficiency in deliverables. Agile model is growing in the market at very good pace.Companies are drifting from traditional Software Development Life Cycle models to Agile Environment forthe purpose of attaining quality and for the sake of saving cost and time. Nimbleness nature of Agile ishelpful in frequent releases so as to satisfy the customer by providing frequent dual feedback. InTraditional models, life cycle is properly defined and also phases are elaborated by specifying needed inputand output parameters. On the other hand, in Agile environment, phases are specific to methodologies ofAgile - Extreme Programming etc. In this paper a common life cycle approach is proposed that isapplicable for different kinds of teams. The paper aims to describe a mapping function for mapping oftraditional methods to Agile method.
An implicit fast Fourier transform method for integration of the time dependent Schrodinger equation
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Riley, M.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Laser, Optics, and Remote Sensing Dept.; Ritchie, A.B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
1997-12-31
One finds that the conventional exponentiated split operator procedure is subject to difficulties when solving the time-dependent Schrodinger equation for Coulombic systems. By rearranging the kinetic and potential energy terms in the temporal propagator of the finite difference equations, one can find a propagation algorithm for three dimensions that looks much like the Crank-Nicholson and alternating direction implicit methods for one- and two-space-dimensional partial differential equations. The authors report investigations of this novel implicit split operator procedure. The results look promising for a purely numerical approach to certain electron quantum mechanical problems. A charge exchange calculation is presented as an example of the power of the method.
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Yunkang Sui; Xirong Peng
2006-01-01
ICM (Independent Continuous Mapping) method can solve topological optimization problems with the minimized weight as the objective and subjected to displacement constraints.To get a clearer topological configuration,by introducing the discrete condition of topological variables and integrating with the original obiective,an optimal model with multi-objectives is formulated to make the topological variables approach 0 or 1 as near as possible,and the model reduces the effect of deleting rate on the result.The image-filtering method is employed to eliminate the checkerboard patterns and mesh dependence that occurred in the topology optimization of a continuum structure.The computational efficiency is enhanced through selecting quasi-active displacement constraints and a design region.Numericalexamples indicate that this algorithm is robust and practicable,though the number of iterations is slightly increased with respect to the original algorithm.
A Non-Iterative Transformation Method for Newton's Free Boundary Problem
Fazio, Riccardo
2013-01-01
In book II of Newton's "Principia Mathematica" of 1687 several applicative problems are introduced and solved. There, we can find the formulation of the first calculus of variations problem that leads to the first free boundary problem of history. The general calculus of variations problem is concerned with the optimal shape design for the motion of projectiles subject to air resistance. Here, for Newton's optimal nose cone free boundary problem, we define a non-iterative initial value method...
Niece, Krista L.; Akers, Kevin S.
2015-01-01
Colistin use has increased in response to the advent of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms. It is administered parenterally as an inactive prodrug, colistin methanesulfonate (CMS). Various formulations of CMS and labeling conventions can lead to confusion about colistin dosing, and questions remain about the pharmacokinetics of CMS. Since CMS does not have strong UV absorbance, current methods employ a laborious process of chemical conversion to colistin followed by precolumn ...
FLUID BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD AND ORTHOGONAL TRANSFORM OF DOUBLE COMPLEX VARIABLES
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罗义银
2003-01-01
A concept of orthogonal double function and its complex variables space was putforward. Its corresponding operation rules, the concept of analytic function and conformaltransform are established. And using this concept discussed its foreground for application offluid boundary element method. In results, this concept and special marks may be toenlarge the plane complex into three-dimensional space, and then extensive application maybe obtained in physics and mathematics.
A Novel Method for Comparative Analysis of DNA Sequences by Ramanujan-Fourier Transform
Yin, Changchuan; Yin, Xuemeng E.; Wang, Jiasong
2014-01-01
Alignment-free sequence analysis approaches provide important alternatives over multiple sequence alignment (MSA) in biological sequence analysis because alignment-free approaches have low computation complexity and are not dependent on high level of sequence identity, however, most of the existing alignment-free methods do not employ true full information content of sequences and thus can not accurately reveal similarities and differences among DNA sequences. We present a novel alignment-fre...
Research and Social Transformation: Notes about Method and Methodology in Participatory Research
Streck, Danilo R.
2007-01-01
"This text is a contribution to methodological reflection on research, based on the experience of a research team who explored various aspects of the participatory budget in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). It is situated within the context of participatory research, and deals with the following topics: method and methodology: the insertion of research and education within the same process of knowing; research and its ethical and political commitment; research as pub...
Zhao, Yanli; Zhang, Ji; Jin, Hang; Zhang, Jinyu; Shen, Tao; Wang, Yuanzhong
2015-01-01
Gentiana rigescens ("Dian Longdan" in Chinese) medicinal plant is usually used for its activities of liver protection, cholagogic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-hyperthyroidism, anti-hypertension, hyperglycemia, and relieving spasm and pain. In this study, methods for the discrimination of different geographical origins of G. rigescens by FTIR spectroscopy in hyphenation with chemometric methods were developed. Different pretreatments including standard normal variate, multiplicative scatter correction, first or second derivative, Savitzky-Golay filter, and Norris derivative filter were applied on the spectra to optimize the calibrations. According to spectrum SD, spectrum ranges (3559-2709 and 2026-756 cm(-1)) were selected, and principal component analysis-Mahalanobis distance (PCA-MD) model was built [the cumulative contribution rate of the first 10 principal components, determination coefficient (R2), root-mean-square error of calibration (RMSEC), and root-mean-square error of prediction (RMSEP), and prediction accuracy were 96.4%, 98.6%, 0.5031, 0.7758, and 96.23%, respectively]. The spectral regions (3791-3442, 3043-2765, and 2013-646 cm(-1)) were selected by using the variable importance in projection, and partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) model was built (the cumulative contribution rate of the first 10 principal components, R2, RMSEC, RMSEP, and prediction accuracy were 91.3%, 92.0%, 0.1171, 0.1806, and 100%, respectively). This research showed that FTIR spectroscopy in combination with chemometrics methods (PCA-MD and PLS-DA) was suitable for the discrimination of different geographical origins of G. rigescens. Furthermore, it was found that PLS-DA provided better results than PCA-MD. PMID:25857874
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A modified discrete ordinates method (DOM) is used in spherical participating media. The radiative intensity is broken up into two components. One component is traced back to the enclosure's source. It is called direct intensity. The other component is rather traced back to the contribution of the medium itself. It is called diffuse intensity. Thus, the radiative transfer equation (RTE) is transformed into two simultaneous equations: a direct RTE and a diffuse RTE. The direct RTE is solved analytically. The diffuse RTE is solved numerically using the DOM. The streaming angular derivative term appearing in spherical geometry is modeled by making use of the Finite Legendre Transform. We study a pure radiation transfer problem between two concentric spheres. The medium is assumed to be gray and isotropically scattering. The limiting spheres are considered to be opaque, gray, diffusely emitting and diffusely reflecting with uniform emissivity over each surface. The obtained results are compared with available cases reported in the literature. In particular, relative importance of the direct radiation in optically thin media is studied
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田俐; 赵瑞妮; 王金晶; 陈琳; 薛建荣; 肖秋国
2015-01-01
Monodisperse sodium yttrium fluoride corn sticks with hexagonal nanostructure were successfully prepared by a facile and repeatable precipitation transformation method. The phase and morphology of the products were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The growth mechanism was studied, indicating that the initial generated Y(OH)3 gradually translated into YF3 and then transformed into corn stick-like H-NaYF4 nanoparticles owing to the crucial role of fluorine ions in the solution. The up-conversion (UC) luminescence properties of H-NaYF4:20%Yb3+,2%Er3+ nanocrystals were discussed. The intensive green emission in the range of 510–570 nm was attributed to the (2H11/2,4S3/2)→4I15/2 transition and the weaker red emission between 640 and 680 nm was originating from the4F9/2→4I15/2 transition.
Boundary-processing-techni- que in EMD method and Hil-bert transform
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2001-01-01
By virtue of neural network, a series of signals is extended forward and backward, as a result, two additional maxima and two additional minima are obtained at both ends of the original data set, with which the EMD decomposition can be exactly achieved with cubic spline interpolation. Meanwhile, by using of neural network every IMF component can also be extended forward and backward, which effectively restrains the end effect, thus the veracious Hilbert spectra are achieved. Verifications of the sample signals and the actual surface elevation of sea waves show that the present extension method is relatively accurate.
METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HETEROLOGOUS POLYPEPTIDES IN TRANSFORMED YEAST CELLS
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2000-01-01
resulting in formation of ethanol and other unwanted primary products of fermentative activity whereby high yields of the heterologous product are obtained. The $i(Saccharomyces) yeast species is preferably a Crabtree negative $i(Saccharomyces species) in particular $i(Saccharomyces kluyveri).......The invention describes industrial fermentation of a $i(Saccharomyces) yeast species for production of a heterologous product encoded by a plasmid or DNA contained in said $i(Saccharomyces) yeast species with method utilizes the substrate more efficiently and without fermentative metabolism...
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Lassen, Jan; Løvendahl, Peter; Madsen, Jørgen
2012-01-01
was used as a derived measure with the idea of using CO2 in breath as a tracer gas to quantify the production of methane. Methane production records were analyzed with a mixed model, containing cow as random effect. Fixed effects of milk yield and daily intake of the total mixed ration and......Individual methane (CH4) production was recorded repeatedly on 93 dairy cows during milking in an automatic milking system (AMS), with the aim of estimating individual cow differences in CH4 production. Methane and CO2 were measured with a portable air sampler and analyzer unit based on Fourier...... results from this study suggest that the CH4-to-CO2 ratio measured using the noninvasive method is an asset of the individual cow and may be useful in both management and genetic evaluations...
Possibilities of roentgenologic method in detection of malignant transformations of rectal polyps
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The study was concerned with evaluation of the clinical and roentgenologic data on 57 cases of malignant polyps of the rectum. Malignant polyps reaching 10 mm in length were found. Malignancies were identified using endoscopy and biopsy in 58.6 % and X-ray examination - 45.8 %. Among the most effective methods of X-ray examination of the rectum for cancer should be: high-voltage roentgenography employing incomplete barium enema, primary double contrast examination, direct blow-up and parietography. X-ray signs of malignant transformaion of polyps are: persistent retention of barium, wavy and indistinct contours, irregular pattern, rapid growth of neoplasm, retraction of tumour base and disparity between polyp size and its pedicle length
A ROBUST IMAGE AUTHENTICATION METHOD BASED ON WAVELET TRANSFORM AND TEAGER ENERGY OPERATOR
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Ming-Shing Hsieh
2010-08-01
Full Text Available A novel digital watermarking for image authentication is proposed in this paper. Most previous proposed watermarking algorithms embed sequences of random numbers as watermarks. Here images are taken as watermarks for embedding. In the proposed approach, the host image is decomposed into wavelet coefficients. Local entropies of wavelet coefficients in the low-frequency subband are calculated by a Teager energy operator to select embedding locations. The selected coefficients are quantized and the watermark is encrypted; then the least significant bits or the second least significant bits of the quantized coefficients are replaced by the encrypted watermark. At last, the watermarked image is synthesized from the changed and unchanged wavelet coefficients. The experiments show that the proposed approach provides extra robustness against JPEG compression compared to the traditional embedding methods. Moreover, the proposed approach has no need of the original image to extract watermarks and need not sort the embedded coefficients and the watermark.
A Robust Image Authentication Method Based on Wavelet Transform and Teager Energy Operator
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Ming-Shing Hsieh
2010-09-01
Full Text Available A novel digital watermarking for image authentication is proposed in this paper. Most previous proposedwatermarking algorithms embed sequences of random numbers as watermarks. Here images are taken aswatermarks for embedding. In the proposed approach, the host image is decomposed into waveletcoefficients. Local entropies of wavelet coefficients in the low-frequency subband are calculated by aTeager energy operator to select embedding locations. The selected coefficients are quantized and thewatermark is encrypted; then the least significant bits or the second least significant bits of the quantizedcoefficients are replaced by the encrypted watermark. At last, the watermarked image is synthesized fromthe changed and unchanged wavelet coefficients. The experiments show that the proposed approachprovides extra robustness against JPEG compression compared to the traditional embedding methods.Moreover, the proposed approach has no need of the original image to extract watermarks and need notsort the embedded coefficients and the watermark.
Ruíz, A; Ayora Cañada, M J; Lendl, B
2001-02-01
The development of an automated, rapid and highly precise method for determination of the peroxide value in edible oils based on a continuous flow system and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic detection is described. The sample stream was mixed with a solvent mixture consisting of 25% (v/v) toluene in hexanol which contained triphenylphosphine (TPP). The hydroperoxides present in the sample reacted stoichiometrically with TPP to give triphenylphosphine oxide (TPPO) which has a characteristic and intense absorption band at 542 cm-1. A 10% (m/v) TPP solution in the solvent mixture and a 100 cm reaction coil were necessary for complete reaction. FTIR transmission spectra were recorded using a flow cell equipped with CsI windows having an optical pathlength of 100 microns. By using tert-butyl hydroperoxide spiked oil standards and evaluation of the band formed at 542 cm-1 a linear calibration graph covering the range 1-100 PV (peroxide value; mequiv O2 kg-1 oil) was obtained. The relative standard deviation was 0.23% (n = 11) and the throughput 24 samples h-1. The developed system was also applied to the determination of PV in olive, sunflower and corn oils, showing good agreement with the official reference method of the European Community which is based on titration using organic solvents. The results obtained clearly show that the developed method is superior to the standard wet chemical method, hence suggesting its application in routine analysis and quality control. PMID:11235111
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A rapid, sensitive and environmental friendly analytical method for the direct determination of clarithromycin in tablet formulations through transmission Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy has been successfully developed for routine quality control analysis. This method avoids any sample pretreatment except grinding or use of any solvent as extraction is no more required. Standards and samples were analysed in the form of KBr pellet for recording FT-IR spectra. In the final step, chemometric method was used to filter out unmatched spectral features and the converted and filtered spectra were used to build a calibration model based on partial least square (PLS) using the FT-IR carbonyl region (C=O) from 2965-1662 cm/sup -1/. The excellent correlation coefficient (R2) was achieved (0.9999). This also fulfills the ever increasing demand of pharmaceutical industries for developing sensitive, economical and less time consuming methods for the quantification of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) while monitoring quality of finished product with total analysis time of less than three minutes. (author)
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余祥坤; 吕艳萍; 杨丽; 袁亮; 向黎; 罗志娟
2012-01-01
During the smartness upgrade of conventional substations, such a circumstance may exist that electromagnetic current transformers (CT) are mixedly applied in transformer differential protection with electronic current transformers (ECT). When short-circuit fault occurs outside the transformer protection zone, due to the differences between the transformation and transmission characteristics of electromagnetic CT and those of ECT, the malfunction of transformer differential protection might be caused. For this reason, a verification method for electromagnetic CT mixedly applied in transformer differential protection with ECT is proposed. In the proposed method the computation based on concrete parameters of the actual system and electromagnetic CT should be performed, and during the verification the impact of the core and the requirement to anti-saturation measures of protection device are synthetically considered. The mixed-application of electromagnetic CT passed the verification with ECT in transformer differential protection can ensure the action reliability of the differential protection even though under the occurrence of the most serious external fault. Results of EMTDC/PSCAD-based simulation verify the effectiveness of the proposed verification method.%常规变电站的智能化改造过程中,可能存在电磁型CT与电子式电流互感器(electronic current transformer,ECT)混合用于变压器差动保护的情况.变压器区外短路时,由于电磁型CT与ECT的传变特性不同,可能引起差动保护误动,为此提出了与ECT混合用于变压器差动保护的电磁型CT的校验方法.该方法需要根据实际系统和电磁型CT的具体参数进行计算,校验过程中综合考虑了铁心剩磁的影响和保护装置抗饱和措施的要求.校验合格的电磁型CT与ECT混合用于变压器差动保护,即使在最严重的外部故障情况下,也能保证差动保护动作的可靠性.EMTDC/PSCAD仿真结果验证了该校验方法的有效性.
Probing the A1 to L10 transformation in FeCuPt using the first order reversal curve method
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Dustin A. Gilbert
2014-08-01
Full Text Available The A1-L10 phase transformation has been investigated in (001 FeCuPt thin films prepared by atomic-scale multilayer sputtering and rapid thermal annealing (RTA. Traditional x-ray diffraction is not always applicable in generating a true order parameter, due to non-ideal crystallinity of the A1 phase. Using the first-order reversal curve (FORC method, the A1 and L10 phases are deconvoluted into two distinct features in the FORC distribution, whose relative intensities change with the RTA temperature. The L10 ordering takes place via a nucleation-and-growth mode. A magnetization-based phase fraction is extracted, providing a quantitative measure of the L10 phase homogeneity.
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Xiao Yu
2015-11-01
Full Text Available Because roller element bearings (REBs failures cause unexpected machinery breakdowns, their fault diagnosis has attracted considerable research attention. Established fault feature extraction methods focus on statistical characteristics of the vibration signal, which is an approach that loses sight of the continuous waveform features. Considering this weakness, this article proposes a novel feature extraction method for frequency bands, named Window Marginal Spectrum Clustering (WMSC to select salient features from the marginal spectrum of vibration signals by Hilbert–Huang Transform (HHT. In WMSC, a sliding window is used to divide an entire HHT marginal spectrum (HMS into window spectrums, following which Rand Index (RI criterion of clustering method is used to evaluate each window. The windows returning higher RI values are selected to construct characteristic frequency bands (CFBs. Next, a hybrid REBs fault diagnosis is constructed, termed by its elements, HHT-WMSC-SVM (support vector machines. The effectiveness of HHT-WMSC-SVM is validated by running series of experiments on REBs defect datasets from the Bearing Data Center of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU. The said test results evidence three major advantages of the novel method. First, the fault classification accuracy of the HHT-WMSC-SVM model is higher than that of HHT-SVM and ST-SVM, which is a method that combines statistical characteristics with SVM. Second, with Gauss white noise added to the original REBs defect dataset, the HHT-WMSC-SVM model maintains high classification accuracy, while the classification accuracy of ST-SVM and HHT-SVM models are significantly reduced. Third, fault classification accuracy by HHT-WMSC-SVM can exceed 95% under a Pmin range of 500–800 and a m range of 50–300 for REBs defect dataset, adding Gauss white noise at Signal Noise Ratio (SNR = 5. Experimental results indicate that the proposed WMSC method yields a high REBs fault
Sung, Lung-Yu; Lu, Chia-Jung
2014-09-01
This study introduced a quantitative method that can be used to measure the concentration of analytes directly from a single-beam spectrum of open-path Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (OP-FTIR). The peak shapes of the analytes in a single-beam spectrum were gradually canceled (i.e., "titrated") by dividing an aliquot of a standard transmittance spectrum with a known concentration, and the sum of the squared differential synthetic spectrum was calculated as an indicator for the end point of this titration. The quantity of a standard transmittance spectrum that is needed to reach the end point can be used to calculate the concentrations of the analytes. A NIST traceable gas standard containing six known compounds was used to compare the quantitative accuracy of both this titration method and that of a classic least square (CLS) using a closed-cell FTIR spectrum. The continuous FTIR analysis of industrial exhausting stack showed that concentration trends were consistent between the CLS and titration methods. The titration method allowed the quantification to be performed without the need of a clean single-beam background spectrum, which was beneficial for the field measurement of OP-FTIR. Persistent constituents of the atmosphere, such as NH3, CH4 and CO, were successfully quantified using the single-beam titration method with OP-FTIR data that is normally inaccurate when using the CLS method due to the lack of a suitable background spectrum. Also, the synthetic spectrum at the titration end point contained virtually no peaks of analytes, but it did contain the remaining information needed to provide an alternative means of obtaining an ideal single-beam background for OP-FTIR.
Large symmetric π transformations for Hadamard transforms
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Many multiplexing instruments utilize the fast Hadamard transform (FHT) to demultiplex the signal. In the past, the HFT includes the π1 and π2 transformations to reorder vectors before and after a Sylvester-type Hadamard transform. Although the computational effort involved in the π1 and the Sylvester-type Hadamard transform scales as n log2n, calculating the π2 transformation (which only has to be done once) scales as n2. Recently Gunson (1980) has suggested a method by which the π transformations are symmetric, that is π2 = π1. We have calculated a complete set of symmetric π transformations for FHT of sizes 23 to 230. Special emphasis has been placed on the phase of the π transformation so as to have the correct phase in the demultiplexed signal
Schullcke, Benjamin; Gong, Bo; Krueger-Ziolek, Sabine; Soleimani, Manuchehr; Mueller-Lisse, Ullrich; Moeller, Knut
2016-01-01
Lung EIT is a functional imaging method that utilizes electrical currents to reconstruct images of conductivity changes inside the thorax. This technique is radiation free and applicable at the bedside, but lacks of spatial resolution compared to morphological imaging methods such as X-ray computed tomography (CT). In this article we describe an approach for EIT image reconstruction using morphologic information obtained from other structural imaging modalities. This leads to recon- structed images of lung ventilation that can easily be superimposed with structural CT or MRI images, which facilitates image interpretation. The approach is based on a Discrete Cosine Transformation (DCT) of an image of the considered transversal thorax slice. The use of DCT enables reduction of the dimensionality of the reconstruction and ensures that only conductivity changes of the lungs are reconstructed and displayed. The DCT based approach is well suited to fuse morphological image information with functional lung imaging at low computational costs. Results on simulated data indicate that this approach preserves the morphological structures of the lungs and avoids blurring of the solution. Images from patient measurements reveal the capabilities of the method and demonstrate benefits in possible applications. PMID:27181695
Schullcke, Benjamin; Gong, Bo; Krueger-Ziolek, Sabine; Soleimani, Manuchehr; Mueller-Lisse, Ullrich; Moeller, Knut
2016-05-01
Lung EIT is a functional imaging method that utilizes electrical currents to reconstruct images of conductivity changes inside the thorax. This technique is radiation free and applicable at the bedside, but lacks of spatial resolution compared to morphological imaging methods such as X-ray computed tomography (CT). In this article we describe an approach for EIT image reconstruction using morphologic information obtained from other structural imaging modalities. This leads to recon- structed images of lung ventilation that can easily be superimposed with structural CT or MRI images, which facilitates image interpretation. The approach is based on a Discrete Cosine Transformation (DCT) of an image of the considered transversal thorax slice. The use of DCT enables reduction of the dimensionality of the reconstruction and ensures that only conductivity changes of the lungs are reconstructed and displayed. The DCT based approach is well suited to fuse morphological image information with functional lung imaging at low computational costs. Results on simulated data indicate that this approach preserves the morphological structures of the lungs and avoids blurring of the solution. Images from patient measurements reveal the capabilities of the method and demonstrate benefits in possible applications.
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Highlights: • First report on the production of biodiesel from low-value industrial by-product using sulphonated MWCNTs as catalyst. • Various sulphonation methods were used to transform MWCNTs into catalysts. • SO3H were successfully grafted on the surface of MWCNTs, which resulted in a high biodiesel yield and reuse capacity. • The maximum FAME yield by sulphonated MWCNTs was higher than for other popular solid acid catalysts. - Abstract: Sulphonated multi-walled carbon nanotubes were synthesised and utilised as catalysts to transform palm fatty acid distillate, the low-value by-product of palm oil refineries, into the more valuable product of biodiesel. The most common method to prepare carbon-based solid acid catalysts is thermal treatment with concentrated sulphuric acid, which is a time-consuming and energy-intensive process. Therefore, the feasibility of other sulphonation methods, such as the in situ polymerisation of acetic anhydride and sulphuric acid, the thermal decomposition of ammonium sulphate and the in situ polymerisation of poly(sodium4-styrenesulphonate), were examined in this study. The esterification reaction was performed at 170 °C for 3 h at a methanol to palm fatty acid distillate ratio of 20 and catalyst loading of 2 wt% in a pressurised reactor. The fatty acid methyl esters yields achieved by the sulphonated multi-walled carbon nanotubes prepared via thermal treatment with concentrated sulphuric acid, the in situ polymerisation of acetic anhydride and sulphuric acid, the thermal decomposition of ammonium sulphate and the in situ polymerisation of poly(sodium4-styrenesulphonate) were 78.1%, 85.8%, 88.0% and 93.4%, respectively. All catalysts could maintain a high catalytic activity even during the fifth cycle. Among the sulphonation methods, the in situ polymerisation of poly(sodium4-styrenesulphonate) produced the catalyst with the highest acid group density. In addition, the resonance structures of the benzenesulphonic acid
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2006-01-01
A soil column method was used to compare the effect of drip fertigation (the application of fertilizer through drip irrigation systems, DFI) on the leaching loss and transformation of urea-N in soil with that of surface fertilization combined with flood irrigation (SFI), and to study the leaching loss and transformation of three kinds of nitrogen fertilizers (nitrate fertilizer, ammonium fertilizer, and urea fertilizer) in two contrasting soils after the fertigation. In comparison to SFI,DFI decreased leaching loss of urea-N from the soil and increased the mineral N (NH4+-N + NO3--N) in the soil. The N leached from a clay loam soil ranged from 5.7% to 9.6% of the total N added as fertilizer, whereas for a sandy loam soil they ranged between 16.2% and 30.4%. Leaching losses of mineral N were higher when nitrate fertilizer was used compared to urea or ammonium fertilizer. Compared to the control (without urea addition), on the first day when soils were fertigated with urea, there were increases in NH4+-N in the soils. This confirmed the rapid hydrolysis of urea in soil during fertigation. NH4+-N in soils reached a peak about 5 days after fertigation, and due to nitrification it began to decrease at day 10. After applying NH4+-N fertilizer and urea and during the incubation period, the mineral nitrogen in the soil decreased. This may be related to the occurrence of NH4+-N fixation or volatilization in the soil during the fertigation process.
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We have developed a rapid method to screen large numbers of mutant plants for a broad range of cell wall phenotypes using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy of leaves. We established and validated a model that can discriminate between the leaves of wild-type and a previously defined set of cell-wall mutants of Arabidopsis. Exploratory principal component analysis indicated that mutants deficient in different cell-wall sugars can be distinguished from each other. Discrimination of cell-wall mutants from wild-type was independent of variability in starch content or additional unrelated mutations that might be present in a heavily mutagenised population. We then developed an analysis of FTIR spectra of leaves obtained from over 1000 mutagenised flax plants, and selected 59 plants whose spectral variation from wild-type was significantly out of the range of a wild-type population, determined by Mahalanobis distance. Cell wall sugars from the leaves of selected putative mutants were assayed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and 42 showed significant differences in neutral sugar composition. The FTIR spectra indicated that six of the remaining 17 plants have altered ester or protein content. We conclude that linear discriminant analysis of FTIR spectra is a robust method to identify a broad range of structural and architectural alterations in cell walls, appearing as a consequence of developmental regulation, environmental adaptation or genetic modification. (author)
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We extend the solid-state nudged elastic band method to handle a non-conserved order parameter, in particular, magnetization, that couples to volume and leads to many observed effects in magnetic systems. We apply this formalism to the well-studied magneto-volume collapse during the pressure-induced transformation in iron—from ferromagnetic body-centered cubic (bcc) austenite to hexagonal close-packed (hcp) martensite. We find a bcc-hcp equilibrium coexistence pressure of 8.4 GPa, with the transition-state enthalpy of 156 meV/Fe at this pressure. A discontinuity in magnetization and coherent stress occurs at the transition state, which has a form of a cusp on the potential-energy surface (yet all the atomic and cell degrees of freedom are continuous); the calculated pressure jump of 25 GPa is related to the observed 25 GPa spread in measured coexistence pressures arising from martensitic and coherency stresses in samples. Our results agree with experiments, but necessarily differ from those arising from drag and restricted parametrization methods having improperly constrained or uncontrolled degrees of freedom
The Hilbert-Huang Transform-Based Denoising Method for the TEM Response of a PRBS Source Signal
Hai, Li; Guo-qiang, Xue; Pan, Zhao; Hua-sen, Zhong; Khan, Muhammad Younis
2016-08-01
The denoising process is critical in processing transient electromagnetic (TEM) sounding data. For the full waveform pseudo-random binary sequences (PRBS) response, an inadequate noise estimation may result in an erroneous interpretation. We consider the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) and its application to suppress the noise in the PRBS response. The focus is on the thresholding scheme to suppress the noise and the analysis of the signal based on its Hilbert time-frequency representation. The method first decomposes the signal into the intrinsic mode function, and then, inspired by the thresholding scheme in wavelet analysis; an adaptive and interval thresholding is conducted to set to zero all the components in intrinsic mode function which are lower than a threshold related to the noise level. The algorithm is based on the characteristic of the PRBS response. The HHT-based denoising scheme is tested on the synthetic and field data with the different noise levels. The result shows that the proposed method has a good capability in denoising and detail preservation.
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This paper concerns the active vibration control of a rectangular panel using smart sensors from the viewpoint of an active wave control theory. The objective of this paper is to present a new type of filter which enables the measurement of the wave amplitude of a rectangular panel in real time for the application of an adaptive feedforward control system which inactivates vibration modes. Firstly, a novel wave filtering method using smart PVDF sensors is proposed. It is found that the shaping function of smart sensors is a complex function. To realize the smart sensor in a practical situation, a Hilbert transformer is utilized to implement a phase shifter of 90° for broadband frequencies. Then, from the viewpoint of a numerical analysis, the characteristics of the proposed wave filter and the performance of the adaptive feedforward control system using the wave filter are discussed. Finally, experiments implementing the active wave control theory which uses the proposed wave filter are conducted, demonstrating the validity of the proposed method in suppressing the vibration of a rectangular panel
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Kartik V. Bulusu
2015-09-01
Full Text Available The coherent secondary flow structures (i.e., swirling motions in a curved artery model possess a variety of spatio-temporal morphologies and can be encoded over an infinitely-wide range of wavelet scales. Wavelet analysis was applied to the following vorticity fields: (i a numerically-generated system of Oseen-type vortices for which the theoretical solution is known, used for bench marking and evaluation of the technique; and (ii experimental two-dimensional, particle image velocimetry data. The mother wavelet, a two-dimensional Ricker wavelet, can be dilated to infinitely large or infinitesimally small scales. We approached the problem of coherent structure detection by means of continuous wavelet transform (CWT and decomposition (or Shannon entropy. The main conclusion of this study is that the encoding of coherent secondary flow structures can be achieved by an optimal number of binary digits (or bits corresponding to an optimal wavelet scale. The optimal wavelet-scale search was driven by a decomposition entropy-based algorithmic approach and led to a threshold-free coherent structure detection method. The method presented in this paper was successfully utilized in the detection of secondary flow structures in three clinically-relevant blood flow scenarios involving the curved artery model under a carotid artery-inspired, pulsatile inflow condition. These scenarios were: (i a clean curved artery; (ii stent-implanted curved artery; and (iii an idealized Type IV stent fracture within the curved artery.
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This study introduced a quantitative method that can be used to measure the concentration of analytes directly from a single-beam spectrum of open-path Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (OP-FTIR). The peak shapes of the analytes in a single-beam spectrum were gradually canceled (i.e., “titrated”) by dividing an aliquot of a standard transmittance spectrum with a known concentration, and the sum of the squared differential synthetic spectrum was calculated as an indicator for the end point of this titration. The quantity of a standard transmittance spectrum that is needed to reach the end point can be used to calculate the concentrations of the analytes. A NIST traceable gas standard containing six known compounds was used to compare the quantitative accuracy of both this titration method and that of a classic least square (CLS) using a closed-cell FTIR spectrum. The continuous FTIR analysis of industrial exhausting stack showed that concentration trends were consistent between the CLS and titration methods. The titration method allowed the quantification to be performed without the need of a clean single-beam background spectrum, which was beneficial for the field measurement of OP-FTIR. Persistent constituents of the atmosphere, such as NH3, CH4 and CO, were successfully quantified using the single-beam titration method with OP-FTIR data that is normally inaccurate when using the CLS method due to the lack of a suitable background spectrum. Also, the synthetic spectrum at the titration end point contained virtually no peaks of analytes, but it did contain the remaining information needed to provide an alternative means of obtaining an ideal single-beam background for OP-FTIR. - Highlights: • Establish single beam titration quantification method for OP-FTIR. • Define the indicator for the end-point of spectrum titration. • An ideal background spectrum can be obtained using single beam titration. • Compare the quantification between titration and
Firth, Jean M
1992-01-01
The analysis of signals and systems using transform methods is a very important aspect of the examination of processes and problems in an increasingly wide range of applications. Whereas the initial impetus in the development of methods appropriate for handling discrete sets of data occurred mainly in an electrical engineering context (for example in the design of digital filters), the same techniques are in use in such disciplines as cardiology, optics, speech analysis and management, as well as in other branches of science and engineering. This text is aimed at a readership whose mathematical background includes some acquaintance with complex numbers, linear differen tial equations, matrix algebra, and series. Specifically, a familiarity with Fourier series (in trigonometric and exponential forms) is assumed, and an exposure to the concept of a continuous integral transform is desirable. Such a background can be expected, for example, on completion of the first year of a science or engineering degree cour...
Bonhivers, Jean-Christophe
The increase in production of goods over the last decades has led to the need for improving the management of natural resources management and the efficiency of processes. As a consequence, heat integration methods for industry have been developed. These have been successful for the design of new plants: the integration principles are largely employed, and energy intensity has dramatically decreased in many processes. Although progress has also been achieved in integration methods for retrofit, these methods still need further conceptual development. Furthermore, methodological difficulties increase when trying to retrofit heat exchange networks that are closely interrelated to water networks, such as the case of pulp and paper mills. The pulp and paper industry seeks to increase its profitability by reducing production costs and optimizing supply chains. Recent process developments in forestry biorefining give this industry the opportunity for diversification into bio-products, increasing potential profit margins, and at the same time modernizing its energy systems. Identification of energy strategies for a mill in a changing environment, including the possibility of adding a biorefinery process on the industrial site, requires better integration methods for retrofit situations. The objective of this thesis is to develop an energy integration method for the retrofit of industrial systems and the transformation of pulp and paper mills, ant to demonstrate the method in case studies. Energy is conserved and degraded in a process. Heat can be converted into electricity, stored as chemical energy, or rejected to the environment. A systematic analysis of successive degradations of energy between the hot utilities until the environment, through process operations and existing heat exchangers, is essential in order to reduce the heat consumption. In this thesis, the "Bridge Method" for energy integration by heat exchanger network retrofit has been developed. This method
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LI,Qian-Feng; ZHANG,Xiao-Yun; ZHANG,Hong-Yi; CHEN,Xing-Guo; LIU,Man-Cang; HU,Zhi-De
2001-01-01
The electroosmotic flow mobility has been measured by the combination of monitoring the change in electric current dur ing electrophoretic run and operating the wavelet transform. Once the sample solvent zone with different ionic stenggth from background electrolyte migrated from the capillary, a sudden change in current could be observed from the ekectric current record of time history. The exact time (in the middle of abrupt range) corresponding to the abrupt change in cur rent was determined by wavelet transform. This work showed posed method was in a good agreement with the neutral mark er method commonly used.
Markopoulou, C K; Koundourellis, J E; Orkoula, M G; Kontoyannis, C G
2008-02-01
Two different nondestructive spectroscopy methods based on near-infrared (NIR) and Fourier transform (FT) Raman spectroscopy were developed for the determination of ticlopidine-hydrochloride (TCL) in pharmaceutical formulations and the results were compared to those obtained by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). An NIR assay was performed by reflectance over the 850-1700 nm region using a partial least squares (PLS) prediction model, while the absolute FT-Raman intensity of TCL's most intense vibration was used for constructing the calibration curve. For both methodologies the spectra were obtained from the as-received film-coated tablets of TCL. The two quantitative techniques were built using five "manual compressed" tablets containing different concentrations and validated by evaluating the calibration model as well as the accuracy and precision. The models were applied to commercial preparations (Ticlid). The results were compared to those obtained from the application of HPLC using the methodology described by "Sanofi Research Department" and were found to be in excellent agreement, proving that NIR, using fiber-optic probes, and FT-Raman spectroscopy can be used for the fast and reliable determination of the major component in pharmaceutical analysis. PMID:18284803
On some hypergeometric transformations
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Karlsson, Per W.
1999-01-01
A method that may generate new transformations is mentioned. It is shown that the approach applies to some of the cubic transformations of 3F2, and, moreover, to a quartic and a sextic transformation of 2F1. Regions of validity are established. Many of the results are established by the aid of...
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This work presents a low cost, simple and new methodology for direct determination uranium in different matrices uranium: organic phase (UO2(NO3)2.2TBP - uranyl nitrate complex) and aqueous phase (UO2(NO3)2 - NTU - uranyl nitrate), based on Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) using KBr pellets technique. The analytical validation is essential to define if a developed methodology is completely adjusted to the objectives that it is destined and is considered one of the main instruments of quality control. The parameters used in the validation process were: selectivity, linearity, limits of detection (LD) and quantitation (LQ), precision (repeatability and intermediate precision), accuracy and robustness. The method for uranium in organic phase (UO2(NO3)2.2TBP in hexane/embedded in KBr) was linear (r=0.9989) over the range of 1.0 g L-1a 14.3 g L-1, LD were 92.1 mg L-1 and LQ 113.1 mg L-1, precision (RSD < 1.6% and p-value < 0.05), accurate (recovery of 100.1% - 102.9%). The method for uranium aqueous phase (UO2(NO3)2/embedded in KBr) was linear (r=0.9964) over the range of 5.4 g L-1 a 51.2 g L-1, LD were 835 mg L-1 and LQ 958 mg L-1, precision (RSD < 1.0% and p-value < 0.05), accurate (recovery of 99.1% - 102.0%). The FTIR method is robust regarding most of the variables analyzed, as the difference between results obtained under nominal and modified conditions were lower than the critical value for all analytical parameters studied. Some process samples were analyzed in FTIR and compared with gravimetric and x ray fluorescence (XRF) analyses showing similar results in all three methods. The statistical tests (Student-t and Fischer) showed that the techniques are equivalent. (author)
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Utilization of foils as samples for investigation of thermally induced processes of phase transformations demonstrates some advantages over massive samples: 1) relaxation times of nonequilibrium processes are for orders of magnitude less 2) possibility to use non-destructive methods of analysis such as Moessbauer spectroscopy, Roentgen phase analysis and Rutherford back scattering for obtaining reliable information 3) obtaining quantitative information about formed phases on surface and in the bulk of a sample. We believe that magnetron deposition is the most suitable for modification of foil properties due to its advantages for making thin coatings. In the Institute there were designed and manufactured ion-plasma installments for making coatings of different function. Objects for investigation were two- and three-layer foils Fe-Be subjected to various thermal treatments (annealings). Thermal annealing was performed in a muffle furnace at pressure 6.10-6 mmHg at temperature 720 degree Celsius. This temperature was achieved for 30 min, cooling of the samples was performed after the vacuum system finished its work and was characterized by the time interval compared to the heating time. Moessbauer spectra were taken using two methods - registration of γ-quanta in the geometry for absorption (MS) and registration of conversion electrons in the backscattering geometry (CEMS) from both sides of samples. In the first case there was determined the averaged phase state of the whole sample; in the second - of near-surface layers of the thickness ∼0.1-1 μm depending on concentration of Be atoms. The method of reconstruction for distribution functions of partial spectra ultrafine parameters was used for processing and analyzing the spectra. The method was realized in a computer code DISTRI that is a part of a software package MSTools. Roentgen phase analysis of the samples was performed at a diffractometer DRON-2 with β -filter and radiation from Cu-Kα. The measurements
Schechtman, L M; Kiss, E; McCarvill, J; Nims, R; Kouri, R E; Lubet, R A
1987-09-01
A method has been developed by which to amplify expression of phenotypic transformation of C3H/10T1/2 clone 8 mouse embryo cells not otherwise observed in the standard transformation assay. The expression of transformed foci was amplified by subcultivating chemically treated target cells after they had reached confluence and replating them at subconfluent cell densities. Conditions leading to the expression of the highest numbers of transformed foci include a) a cell seeding density for chemical treatment of 1 X 10(4) cells/dish, b) subculture 4 weeks after treatment, and c) replating cells at a density of 2 X 10(5) cells/-dish. Agents capable of inducing transformation in the standard assay (e.g., 4,4'-bis(dimethylamino)benzophenone, benzo[a]pyrene, 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene, and others) also yielded transformation in the replating assay. The more marginal transforming activities of chemicals such as ethyl methanesulfonate, 7-(bromomethyl)-12-methylbenz[a]anthracene, and N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine were enhanced by the amplification procedure. Compounds that failed to elicit focal transformation in the standard assay (e.g., dibenz[a,h]anthracene, Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate, lead acetate, benzidine, propyleneimine, N-hydroxy-2-fluorenylacetamide, and numerous other compounds of various chemical classes) induced significant levels of phenotypic transformation upon amplification. Noncarcinogens (e.g., phenanthrene, anthracene, 2-aminobiphenyl, cycloheximide, and others) failed to cause significant phenotypic transformation even when cells were replated. To further enhance the applicability of this new replating system, an exogenous source of metabolic activation was added: a 9,000 X g supernatant from Aroclor 1254-induced rat hepatic S-9. This activation system was found a) to be only minimally cytotoxic by itself and b) to be able to mediate NADPH-dependent, dose-dependent toxicity, and transformation by activating the procarcinogens
Zhu, H; Dean, R.A.
1999-01-01
Bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries play a pivotal role in genomics studies. A crucial step in BAC library construction is the transformation of Escherichia coli by electroporation. Absolute efficiency (cfu/microgram DNA) is affected by a number of factors including the topological form and treatment of DNA samples. Here we report a simple new protocol using tRNA assisted precipitation that increased transformation efficiency by 70-fold for BAC ligations and up to 400-fold for pla...
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This paper presents some elements of a new approach to solve analytically the linearized three-dimensional (3-D) transport equation of neutral particles. Since this task is of such special importance, we present some results of a paper that is still in progress. The most important is that using this transformation, an integro-differential equation with an analytical solution is obtained. For this purpose, a simplest 3-D equation is being considered which describes the transport process in an infinite medium. Until now, this equation has been analytically considered either using the Laplace transform with respect to time parameter t or applying the Fourier transform over the space coordinate. Both of them reduce the number of differential terms in the equation; however, evaluation of the inverse transformation is complicated. In this paper, we introduce for the first time a Fourier transform induced by the Boltzmann operator. For this, we use a complete set of 3-D eigenfunctions of the Boltzmann transport operator defined in a similar way as those that have been already used in 3-D transport theory as a basic set to transform the transport equation. This set consists of a continuous part and a discrete one with spectral measure. The density distribution equation shows the known form asymptotic behavior. Several applications are to be performed using this equation and compared to the benchmark one. Such an analysis certainly would be out of the available space
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M.Yavuz; N.Yük(c)ü; E.(O)ztekin; H.Yilmaz; S.D(o)ndür
2005-01-01
In this paper, derivation of analytical expressions for overlap integrals with the same and different screening parameters of Slater type orbitals (STOs) via the Fourier-transform method is presented. Consequently, it is relatively easy to express the Fourier integral representations of the overlap integrals with same and different screening parameters mentioned as finite sums of Gegenbauer, Gaunt, binomial coefficients, and STOs.
Pantazis, Christopher J; Fisk, Sarah; Mills, Kerri; Flinn, Barry S; Shulaev, Vladimir; Veilleux, Richard E; Dan, Yinghui
2013-03-01
KEY MESSAGE : We developed an efficient Agrobacterium -mediated transformation method using an Ac/Ds transposon tagging construct for F. vesca and high throughput paromomycin spray assay to identify its transformants for strawberry functional genomics. Genomic resources for Rosaceae species are now readily available, including the Fragaria vesca genome, EST sequences, markers, linkage maps, and physical maps. The Rosaceae Genomic Executive Committee has promoted strawberry as a translational genomics model due to its unique biological features and transformability for fruit trait improvement. Our overall research goal is to use functional genomic and metabolic approaches to pursue high throughput gene discovery in the diploid woodland strawberry. F. vesca offers several advantages of a fleshy fruit typical of most fruit crops, short life cycle (seed to seed in 12-16 weeks), small genome size (206 Mbb/C), small plant size, self-compatibility, and many seeds per plant. We have developed an efficient Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated strawberry transformation method using kanamycin selection, and high throughput paromomycin spray assay to efficiently identify transgenic strawberry plants. Using our kanamycin transformation method, we were able to produce up to 98 independent kanamycin resistant insertional mutant lines using a T-DNA construct carrying an Ac/Ds transposon Launchpad system from a single transformation experiment involving inoculation of 22 leaf explants of F. vesca accession 551572 within approx. 11 weeks (from inoculation to soil). Transgenic plants with 1-2 copies of a transgene were confirmed by Southern blot analysis. Using our paromomycin spray assay, transgenic F. vesca plants were rapidly identified within 10 days after spraying. PMID:23160638
Guiji Tang; Xiaolong Wang; Yuling He
2016-01-01
A novel method of fault diagnosis for rolling bearing, which combines the dual tree complex wavelet packet transform (DTCWPT), the improved multiscale permutation entropy (IMPE), and the linear local tangent space alignment (LLTSA) with the extreme learning machine (ELM), is put forward in this paper. In this method, in order to effectively discover the underlying feature information, DTCWPT, which has the attractive properties as nearly shift invariance and reduced aliasing, is firstly utili...
Transformers analysis, design, and measurement
Lopez-Fernandez, Xose M; Turowski, Janusz
2012-01-01
This book focuses on contemporary economic, design, diagnostics, and maintenance aspects of power, instrument, and high frequency transformers, which are critical to designers for a transformer stations. The text covers such topics as shell type and superconducting transformers as well as coreless PCB and planar transformers. It emphasizes challenges and strategies in transformer design and illustrates the importance of economics in transformers management by reviewing life cycle cost design and the use of decision methods to manage risk.
Micro-shock Wave Assisted Plant Transformation
Gnanadhas, Divya Prakash; Datey, Akshay; Chakravortty, Dipshikha; Gopalan, Jagadeesh
Genetically modified (GM) crops are developed by transforming the desired DNA to plant. There are various methods employed to achieve the required transformation in plants. Agrobacterium mediated transformation and Biolistics or particle bombardment method are the most commonly used methods.
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2010-01-01
The research purpose of this paper is to show the limitations of the existing radiometric normalization approaches and their disadvantages in change detection of artificial objects by comparing the existing approaches,on the basis of which a preprocessing approach to radiometric consistency,based on wavelet transform and a spatial low-pass filter,has been devised.This approach first separates the high frequency information and low frequency information by wavelet transform.Then,the processing of relative radiometric consistency based on a low-pass filter is conducted on the low frequency parts.After processing,an inverse wavelet transform is conducted to obtain the results image.The experimental results show that this approach can substantially reduce the influence on change detection of linear or nonlinear radiometric differences in multi-temporal images.
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Pari Sharareh Mehrabi
2016-01-01
Full Text Available The “Laplace Transform Method” is used to solve the Fokker-Plank equation for finding the time evolution of the heavy quarks distribution functions such as charm and bottom in quark gluon plasma. These solutions will lead us to calculation of nuclear suppression factor RAA. The results have good agreement with available experiment data from the PHENIX collaboration.
Fourier transforms principles and applications
Hansen, Eric W
2014-01-01
Fourier Transforms: Principles and Applications explains transform methods and their applications to electrical systems from circuits, antennas, and signal processors-ably guiding readers from vector space concepts through the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Fourier series, and Fourier transform to other related transform methods. Featuring chapter end summaries of key results, over two hundred examples and four hundred homework problems, and a Solutions Manual this book is perfect for graduate students in signal processing and communications as well as practicing engineers.
Zagrobelna, Magdalena; Wasilewski, Andrzej
2014-11-01
This paper presents the method of oil-filled transformer monitoring by means of a fiber optic sensor. Our method can be extremely useful in case of prevent overheating and the winding failure. A special semiconductor technology plays an important role in such measurement. The tests were carried out by means of the developed test stand imitating a real power transformer.
径向变体飞艇总体参数估算方法%Parameters estimation method of radial transformable airship
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肖治垣; 郦正能
2012-01-01
To break the crucial technical difficulties of controllable aerostat in near space,and make it possible of controlling aerostat going and returning between ground and near space,the conception of solar powered radial transformable airship was raised,and it’s parameters estimation method was given.The method was based on Archimedes theory and Li-style transformable airship theory.The self-adapting and controllable-transformation of sectional area was actualized by radial transformation of structure,net lift was changed by controlling the volume of airship.Controllable aerodynamic configuration was consistently kept through the change of volume,thereby the controls for ascending,descending and staying of airship were actualized.Size of inside ballonet and outside ballonet were accounted by designing transformation project,length of airship was accounted by analyzing dynamics balance and energy balance.Based on study out design parameter,an overall design project for solar powered radial transformable airship was given,feasibility and practicality of the method was validated by example.%为突破临近空间可操纵浮空器的关键技术难点,使可操纵浮空器往返地面至临近空间成为可能,提出了一种径向变体飞艇的总体参数估算方法,该方法基于阿基米德浮力定律和李式变体飞艇原理（Li-Style Transformable Airship Theory）,通过艇体结构的径向变形来实现艇体截面积的自适与可控变化,控制飞艇容积变化以改变净升力大小,并使飞艇在容积变化中始终保持可操纵的气动外形,从而实现飞艇的升、降与驻空和飞行等控制.通过设计变形方案估算内气囊与外气囊尺寸,分析力学平衡与能源平衡估算飞艇长度.在拟定设计参数的基础上,给出了一种太阳能径向变体飞艇的总体设计方案,并通过设计实例验证了此方法的可行性与实用性.
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Dr. Manish Metha; Dr. Tom Oakwood
2004-04-28
The purpose of this collaborative project was to develop a standard practice for obtaining and archiving quantitative steel transformation kinetic data and thermal strain data. Two families of dilatometric equipment were employed to develop this standard practice for testing bar product steels. These include high-speed quenching and deformation dilatometers and Gleeble{reg_sign} thermomechanical simulation instruments. Standard measurement, data interpretation and data reporting methods were developed and defined by the cross-industry QMST Consortium members consisting of steel-manufacturers, forgers, heat-treaters, modelers, automotive and heavy vehicle OEMs along with team expert technologists from the National Labs and academia. The team designed phase transformation experiments on two selected steel grades to validate the standard practices--a medium carbon grade SAE 1050 and an alloy steel SAE 8620. A final standard practice document was developed based on the two dilatometry methods, and was submitted to and approved by ASTM (available as A1033-04). The standard practice specifies a method for measuring austenite transformation under no elastic stress or plastic deformation. These methods will be an enabler for the development and electronic archiving of a quantitative database for process modeling using computer simulation software, and will greatly assist endusers in developing accurate process and product simulations during the thermo-mechanical processing of bar and rod product steels.
Cheng, B. L.; Kubrak, A. N.
2009-01-01
The method has been modernized for obtaining the parameter estimation of the fine structure of LFM signals (linear-frequency-modulated signals) at small values of the signal-to-noise ratio. The development of this method was based on the analysis of the signal time-frequency distribution (TFD) and the Hough transform. The specific feature of this method is correction of the time-frequency parameters in the TFD image considered and the use of the principle of detecting the straight line by the...
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Kohei Arai
2014-03-01
Full Text Available Numerical deviation based optimization method for estimation of total column CO2 measured with ground based Fourier Transformation Spectormeter: FTS data is proposed. Through experiments with aircraft based sample return data and the ground based FTS data, it is found that the proposed method is superior to the conventional method of Levenberg Marquads based nonlinear least square method with analytic deviation of Jacobian and Hessean around the current solution. Moreover, the proposed method shows better accuracy and required computer resources in comparison to the internationally used method (TCCON method for estimation of total column CO2 with FTS data. It is also found that total column CO2 depends on weather conditions, in particular, wind speed.
Daniel Sevcovic
2008-01-01
The purpose of this survey chapter is to present a transformation technique that can be used in analysis and numerical computation of the early exercise boundary for an American style of vanilla options that can be modelled by class of generalized Black-Scholes equations. We analyze qualitatively and quantitatively the early exercise boundary for a linear as well as a class of nonlinear Black-Scholes equations with a volatility coefficient which can be a nonlinear function of the second deriv...
Joon-Ho Choi; Hyun-Koo Kang; Seong-Soo Cho; Won-Wook Jung; Chul-Min Chu; Il-Keun Song
2013-01-01
A distribution system was designed and operated by considering unidirectional power flow from a utility source to end-use loads. The large penetrations of distributed generation (DG) into the existing distribution system causes a variety of technical problems, such as frequent tap changing problems of the on-load tap changer (OLTC) transformer, local voltage rise, protection coordination, exceeding short-circuit capacity, and harmonic distortion. In view of voltage regulation, the intermitten...
Coultas, Kristen A.; Zhang, Si-Ming
2012-01-01
Schistosomula, the larval stage of schistosomes in vertebrate hosts, are highly vulnerable and considered an ideal target for vaccine and drug development. Although the schistosomule stage is essential for biological studies, collecting sufficient numbers of schistosomula from their definitive hosts in vivo is difficult to accomplish. However, in vitro collection via cercariae transformation can effectively yield high numbers of schistosomula. We compared a current and widely used double-ende...
L. Gudmundsson; Bremnes, J. B.; J. E. Haugen; T. Engen-Skaugen
2012-01-01
The impact of climate change on water resources is usually assessed at the local scale. However, regional climate models (RCMs) are known to exhibit systematic biases in precipitation. Hence, RCM simulations need to be post-processed in order to produce reliable estimates of local scale climate. Popular post-processing approaches are based on statistical transformations, which attempt to adjust the distribution of modelled data such that it closely resembles the observed ...
Bukovinszki, Agnes; Divéki, Zoltán; Csányi, Márta; Palkovics, László; Balázs, Ervin
2007-04-01
In this work, Potato virus Y (PVY) resistant potatoes were generated using an environmentally safe construct. For this purpose, a 'shooter' mutant Agrobacterium-based transformation system was used. The isopentenyl transferase gene (ipt) present on the Ti plasmid of 'shooter' strains enhances shoot regeneration and can be used as a phenotypic selection marker. The introduced marker-free binary vector carried a hairpin construct derived from the coat protein gene of PVY-NTN strain in order to induce gene silencing. Transformation resulted in high regeneration rates (1.4-5.7 shoots per explant). With pre-selection for the ipt (+) phenotype the transformation frequency was 24-53%, while without selection 12-28% of the shoots were PCR positive. The presence of the transgene was verified by Southern hybridization. In 16 of 31 challenged transformant lines PVY could be detected neither by RT-PCR nor by back inoculation. A 62.5% of these resistant lines proved to be also ipt-free. This transformation system was reproducible in four potato cultivars, suggesting that it could easily be adapted for other species. PMID:17103215
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杨孝志; 叶飞; 王月兵
2015-01-01
温升指标是变压器一项非常重要的性能参数，实际工作中经常发现同一台变压器不同厂家检测结果存在明显差异。从试验方法角度介绍了3个典型厂家配电变压器温升指标测试方法，重点对变压器绕组断电时刻电阻值和油平均温升计算方法进行了较为详细的分析和比较，最后对变压器温升试验方法做了总结。%Index of temperature rise is a very important performance parameters of transformer, there are obvi⁃ous differences in test results of the same transformer from different manufactures often encountered in practice. The paper introduces the methods of temperature rise test for three typical transformer manufacturers only consider⁃ing the different test method, focuses on the detailed analysis and comparison of the calculation method about wind⁃ing resistance power-off time value and oil average temperature rise. Finally, some useful summaries of the trans⁃former temperature rise test are also given .
Quantized Bogoliubov transformations
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The boson mapping of single fermion operators in a situation dominated by the pairing force gives rise to a transformation that can be considered a quantized version of the Bogoliubov transformation. This transformation can also be obtained as an exact special case of operators constructed from an approximate treatment of particle number projection, suggesting a method of obtaining the boson mapping in cases more complicated than that of pairing force domination
Digital Transformation og Forandringskommunikation
Pedersen, Nina Helene Damgaard; Andersen, Emil Frost
2016-01-01
The need for digital transformation is greater than ever due to the speed at which new technologies are developed and applied in the population. This thesis examines the process of digital transformation in large companies. The study aims to theorize the topic of digital transformation as the existing material in this area mainly consists of consulting houses' own promotional materials. There are a myriad of models and methods to develop great ideas and products, but we have not been able to ...
Transformation survival models
Yulia Marchenko
2014-01-01
The Cox proportional hazards model is one of the most popular methods for analyzing survival or failure-time data. The key assumption underlying the Cox model is that of proportional hazards. This assumption may often be violated in practice. Transformation survival models extend the Cox regression methodology to allow for nonproportional hazards. They represent the class of semiparametric linear transformation models, which relates an unknown transformation of the survival time linearly to c...
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张涛; 蔡金锭; 张孔林
2008-01-01
Power transformer is one of the most important equipment in the power system. Its operating condition affects the reliability of power supply directly. Therefore, in order to guarantee transformer operation safely and reliably, it is necessary to assess condition of power transformer accurately. Return voltage method based on voltage response measurements is still a new non-intrusive diagnosis method for internal insulation aging of transformer. In this paper the technique and application of return voltage measurement and some results of voltage response measurements of several transformers was introduced. Voltage response measurements were performed on various transformers with different voltage grades, various operating periods, different moisture contents and aging degrees on site. Derived moisture contents from return voltage measurement were compared with the corresponding moisture contents obtained from the analysis of oil samples. Based on on-site experiments and theoretical analysis, the criteria for insulation state of transformer are proposed. Moisture condition of transformer insulation can be determined by using return dominant time constant, and a good correlation between aging degree and the return voltage initial slopes of the aged transformers. Field test performed on several transformers, its interpretation of results are also presented, which proves that return voltage measurements can be used as a reliable tool for evaluating moisture content in transformer insulation.
Rapid Transformation Annealing: a Novel Method for Grain Refinement of Cold-Rolled Low-Carbon Steels
Lesch, C.; Álvarez, P.; Bleck, W.; Gil Sevillano, J.
2007-09-01
A novel heat treatment, rapid transformation annealing (RTA) is introduced, which uses the refining effect of the phase transformation during recrystallization annealing. The RTA is comprised of rapid heating including the full or partial phase transformation of cold-rolled, nonrecrystallized, or partly recrystallized α microstructure to γ microstructure combined with subsequent rapid cooling to ambient temperature. In this way, a substantial grain refinement compared to conventional industrial annealing of cold-rolled strip can be realized. Minimum homogeneous grain sizes of 2.3 μm are produced in microalloyed high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels. A plain low-carbon steel shows despite any microalloying grain sizes of about 2.5 μm. Grain refinement results in a substantial increase in strength and in a pronounced strain hardening in the ΘIV stage. Simultaneously, the uniform and total elongation slightly decrease, which is a physical consequence of Considère’s instability criterion. By a refinement from 4.2 to 2.3 μm, the yield and tensile strength of a HSLA grade can be increased by about 130 MPa to 535 and 650 MPa, while the total elongation is reduced by about four percentage points to 21 pct, i.e., a still moderate formability is provided. In general, the ductility-strength relationship remains similar to the conventional behavior. For all investigated steel grades, the Hall Petch (HP) relationship is fulfilled. Furthermore, it is proved that RTA cycles can be realized in pilot scale as far as induction heating devices are applied.
Fritz, Gerhard; Glatter, Otto
2006-09-01
The generalized indirect Fourier transformation (GIFT) technique is a versatile tool for the evaluation of small angle scattering data. It does not depend on models for the size and shape of the particles and requires model assumptions only for the interaction effects that are typically not as sensitive to the details of the assumptions. We review here the development of the technique from its inception, focusing on the included interaction models for hard, charged and attractive spheres, and lamellae. A considerable number of applications has also been reported ranging from surfactants, emulsions, microemulsions, food science, and ceramics to melts and block-copolymers.
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Fritz, Gerhard; Glatter, Otto [Institut fuer Chemie, Karl-Franzens Universitaet Graz, Heinrichstrasse 28, 8010 Graz (Austria)
2006-09-13
The generalized indirect Fourier transformation (GIFT) technique is a versatile tool for the evaluation of small angle scattering data. It does not depend on models for the size and shape of the particles and requires model assumptions only for the interaction effects that are typically not as sensitive to the details of the assumptions. We review here the development of the technique from its inception, focusing on the included interaction models for hard, charged and attractive spheres, and lamellae. A considerable number of applications has also been reported ranging from surfactants, emulsions, microemulsions, food science, and ceramics to melts and block-copolymers.
Optical encryption with cascaded fractional wavelet transforms
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BAO Liang-hua; CHEN Lin-fei; ZHAO Dao-mu
2006-01-01
On the basis of fractional wavelet transform, we propose a new method called cascaded fractional wavelet transform to encrypt images. It has the virtues of fractional Fourier transform and wavelet transform. Fractional orders, standard focal lengths and scaling factors are its keys. Multistage fractional Fourier transforms can add the keys easily and strengthen information security. This method can also realize partial encryption just as wavelet transform and fractional wavelet transform. Optical realization of encryption and decryption is proposed. Computer simulations confirmed its possibility.
Kulizhsky, A. V.; Tinin, M. V.
2013-01-01
The limits of applicability of the method of integral field representation as the double weighted Fourier transform (DWFT) are determined on the basis of an exact path representation for the Green function of the parabolic equation. The estimates we have obtained imply that the DWFT method takes into account the effects of diffraction by inhomogeneities with scales equal to or less than the radius of the first Fresnel zone of a plane wave and can be exploited to solve the inverse problems of retrieval of the inhomogeneous-medium parameters from the data measured in the source and receiver planes.
基于循环平移NACT的图像融合方法%Image Fusion Method Based on Cycle Spinning Non-Aiiasing Contourlet Transform
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庞庆堃; 文静
2011-01-01
Aiming at the weakness of high redundancy and long run time existing in nonsubsampled contourlet transformation, the Non-Aliasing Contourlet Transform(NACT) for image fusion using cycle spinning is proposed. NACT is utilized as the multi-scale transformation to decompose the original images into subbands and cycle spinning is applied to improve the NACT translation invariance and overcome false information of fusion image. Experimental results show that-the method is effective in improving the performance of image fusion and is beret than the method using contourlet or NSCT in objective index, meanwhile visual effect is significantly improved.%针对应用中非下采样轮廓波冗余度过高、变换运行时间长的缺点,提出一种循环平移抗混叠轮廓波(NACT)图像融合方法.该方法利用NACT对图像进行分解,同时使用循环平移的方法提高NACT的平移不变性,有效去除融合图像在奇异点处产生的虚假信息.实验结果表明,该方法能够改进图像的融合性能,在客观指标上较NACT、NSCT等方法有所提高,视觉效果有明显改进.
Kulik, Tetiana V; Lipkovska, Natalia O; Barvinchenko, Valentyna M; Palyanytsya, Borys B; Kazakova, Olga A; Dudik, Olesia O; Menyhárd, Alfréd; László, Krisztina
2016-05-15
Thermochemical studies of hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives and their surface complexes are important for the pharmaceutical industry, medicine and for the development of technologies of heterogeneous biomass pyrolysis. In this study, structural and thermal transformations of caffeic acid complexes on silica surfaces were studied by UV-Vis spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, temperature programmed desorption mass spectrometry (TPD MS) and quantum chemical methods. Two types of caffeic acid surface complexes are found to form through phenolic or carboxyl groups. The kinetic parameters of the chemical reactions of caffeic acid on silica surface are calculated. The mechanisms of thermal transformations of the caffeic chemisorbed surface complexes are proposed. Thermal decomposition of caffeic acid complex chemisorbed through grafted ester group proceeds via three parallel reactions, producing ketene, vinyl and acetylene derivatives of 1,2-dihydroxybenzene. Immobilization of phenolic acids on the silica surface improves greatly their thermal stability. PMID:26939077
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The conversion from polar to Cartesian coordinates can be carried out with two-pass algorithms. The paper describes two different methods based on concentric square frames and octagonal frames and their results, obtained with accurate interpolations based on the 'moving window Shannon reconstruction' (MWSR). The embedding of these algorithms in direct Fourier methods (DFMs) of tomographic reconstruction is discussed. With respect to ne-pass methods and to the use of octagonal frames, the square frame method makes it possible to carry out the first pass, a radial resampling, in the direct space, before computing 1D Fourier transforms (FTs) of projections. Reconstructions of clinical images from the raw data of a third-generation x-ray tomograph are presented and compared with those obtained with one-pass FMs and with the convolution back-projection method (CBPM) performed by the instrument. The simple algorithm using square frames yields results in complete agreement with other DFM protocols and the CBPM. On a general-purpose computer, the execution of DFM protocols based on one-pass and two-pass coordinate transformations is 35 to 55 times faster than the BPM and make the algorithms attractive for modern instrumentation. (author)
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The rates at which nutrients are released to, and removed from, the mineral nutrient pool are important in regulating the nutrient supply to plants. These nutrient transformation rates need to be taken into account when developing nutrient management strategies for economical and sustainable production. A method that is gaining popularity for determining the gross transformation rates of nutrients in the soil is the isotopic dilution technique. The technique involves labelling a soil mineral nutrient pool, e.g. NH4+, NO3-, PO43-, or SO42-, and monitoring the changes with time of the size of the labelled nutrient pool and the excess tracer abundance (atom %, if stable isotope tracer is used) or specific activity (if radioisotope is used) in the nutrient pool. Because of the complexity of the concepts and procedures involved, the method has sometimes been used incorrectly, and results misinterpreted. This paper discusses the isotopic dilution technique, including the theoretical background, the methodologies to determine the gross flux rates of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur, and the limitations of the technique. The assumptions, conceptual models, experimental procedures, and compounding factors are discussed. Possible effects on the results by factors such as the uniformity of tracer distribution in the soil, changes in soil moisture content, substrate concentration, and aeration status, and duration of the experiment are also discussed. The influx and out-flux transformation rates derived from this technique are often contributed by several processes simultaneously, and thus cannot always be attributed to a particular nutrient transformation process. Despite the various constraints or possible compounding factors, the technique is a valuable tool that can provide important quantitative information on nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant system. Copyright (2000) CSIRO Publishing
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Lavinia Alexe
2010-03-01
Full Text Available The process of individualization, associated with reflexive modernity, which assumes that individualactions are legitimized as a result of increased reflexivity, produces major changes in the universe oflove action. Following Anthony Giddens (1992, who observed that increased autonomy andreflexivity were both elements that have shaken the romantic love, Jean-Claude Kaufmann noticesthe deep changes occurring in the way in which romantic relations are experienced - while this typeof transformation happens slower in respect to love imagery. The space, a world increasingly strayedfrom traditions, opens up glorious new opportunities for individual autonomy and self-realization(Mottier, 2007, creating, at the same time, unprecedented pressures on long-term relationships, asmore and more women and men choose to live alone.
Maercklin, N.; Bedrosian, P.A.; Haberland, C.; Ritter, O.; Ryberg, T.; Weber, M.; Weckmann, U.
2005-01-01
Seismic tomography, imaging of seismic scatterers, and magnetotelluric soundings reveal a sharp lithologic contrast along a ???10 km long segment of the Arava Fault (AF), a prominent fault of the southern Dead Sea Transform (DST) in the Middle East. Low seismic velocities and resistivities occur on its western side and higher values east of it, and the boundary between the two units coincides partly with a seismic scattering image. At 1-4 km depth the boundary is offset to the east of the AF surface trace, suggesting that at least two fault strands exist, and that slip occurred on multiple strands throughout the margin's history. A westward fault jump, possibly associated with straightening of a fault bend, explains both our observations and the narrow fault zone observed by others. Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.
New X-Ray Tomography Method Based on the 3D Radon Transform Compatible with Anisotropic Sources
Vassholz, M.; Koberstein-Schwarz, B.; Ruhlandt, A.; Krenkel, M.; Salditt, T.
2016-02-01
In this work, we propose a novel computed tomography (CT) approach for three-dimensional (3D) object reconstruction, based on a generalized tomographic geometry with two-dimensional angular sampling (two angular degrees of freedom). The reconstruction is based on the 3D radon transform and is compatible with anisotropic beam conditions. This allows isotropic 3D imaging with a source, which can be extended along one direction for increased flux, while high resolution is achieved by a small source size only in the orthogonal direction. This novel scheme for analytical CT is demonstrated by numerical simulations and proof-of-concept experiments. In this way high resolution and coherence along a single direction determines the reconstruction quality of the entire 3D data set, opening up, for example, new opportunities to achieve nanoscale resolution and/or phase contrast with low brilliance sources such as laboratory x-ray or neutron sources.
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Based on wavelet transformation and Neural Network Data Fusion, a Fault Diagnosis Technology is proposed. Fault feature extraction is carried out using wavelet decomposition, probabilistic neural network fault diagnosis technologies by optimizing the selection, and by the MATLAB Simulation, The simulation and results verify that using wavelet decomposition extract fault characteristics of the energy vector, which has strong generalization ability and anti-noise ability to adapt to Wide dynamic range and small sample, and building the adaptive probabilistic neural network is a good anti-noise capability, classification advantage of the high rate of diagnostic accuracy. Integration of the wavelet and neural network application will provide a better classification of diagnosis results, and better reliability and accuracy. (authors)
Spotlight on modern transformer design
Georgilakis, Pavlos S
2009-01-01
Increasing competition in the global transformer market has put tremendous responsibilities on the industry to increase reliability while reducing cost. This book introduces an approach to transformer design using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in combination with finite element method (FEM).
汽车动力总成惯性参数的变换方法%Transformation Method for Inertia Parameters of Automobile Powtrain
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王小莉; 廖美颖
2015-01-01
通过介绍汽车动力总成惯性参数的基本概念,系统推导了动力总成惯性参数的平移与旋转变换方法,并应用到具体的动力总成惯性参数的变换实例中.利用 MATLAB 语言,设计了动力总成惯性参数变换的计算工具,基于该工具能快速得到惯性参数的变换结果,为工程技术人员进行动力总成悬置系统设计提供了准确的输入数据.%This paper presents the definitions of the inertia parameters, including inertia tensor and centre of gravity. A detailed derivation for a transformation method for inertia parameters from one coordinate system to another is then provided, and is applied to transform inertia parameters for a practical automobile powtrain. A special tool to transform inertia parameters for automobile powtrain is developed based on the provided formulas and MATLAB software, which could improve the accurate inputs for design powtrain related system such as powtrain mounting system.
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Morteza Behnam
2015-08-01
Full Text Available Seizure detection using brain signal (EEG analysis is the important clinical methods in drug therapy and the decisions before brain surgery. In this paper, after signal conditioning using suitable filtering, the Gamma frequency band has been extracted and the other brain rhythms, ambient noises and the other bio-signal are canceled. Then, the wavelet transform of brain signal and the map of wavelet transform in multi levels are computed. By dividing the color map to different epochs, the histogram of each sub-image is obtained and the statistics of it based on statistical momentums and Negentropy values are calculated. Statistical feature vector using Principle Component Analysis (PCA is reduced to one dimension. By EMD algorithm and sifting procedure for analyzing the data by Intrinsic Mode Function (IMF and computing the residues of brain signal using spectrum of Hilbert transform and Hilbert – Huang spectrum forming, one spatial feature based on the Euclidian distance for signal classification is obtained. By K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN classifier and by considering the optimal neighbor parameter, EEG signals are classified in two classes, seizure and non-seizure signal, with the rate of accuracy 76.54% and with variance of error 0.3685 in the different tests.
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Deposition of nanostructured coatings on the basis of Zr-Y-O was implemented by the pulse magnetron methods. Structural-phase states and morphology of the nanostructured coatings were investigated by TEM, SEM and the high-temperature X-ray method. The method of the high-temperature X-ray diffraction revealed the presence of reversible phase transition of the tetragonal phase to the monoclinic phase, which can ensure stress relaxation and closure of surface cracks
Qingmin Hou; Liang Ren; Wenling Jiao; Pinghua Zou; Gangbing Song
2013-01-01
Methods that more quickly locate leakages in natural gas pipelines are urgently required. In this paper, an improved negative pressure wave method based on FBG based strain sensors and wavelet analysis is proposed. This method takes into account the variation in the negative pressure wave propagation velocity and the gas velocity variation, uses the traditional leak location formula, and employs Compound Simpson and Dichotomy Searching for solving this formula. In addition, a FBG based strain...
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The extended local-scale transformation method (LSTM) in combination with the natural orbital representation is applied to investigate the nuclear ground state local density and momentum distributions. The 'breathing' monopole excitation mode is considered within this approach and the adiabatic limit of the time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory (ATDHF). Numeric calculations for the nucleus 16O with the effective Skyrme forces have been carried out. The occupation numbers are determined, taking into account the experimantal charge density distribution data. 2 figs., 1 tab., 13 refs
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We show that the N.N. Bogolubov generating functional method is a very effective tool for studying distribution functions of both equilibrium and non equilibrium states of classical many-particle dynamical systems. In some cases the Bogolubov generating functionals can be represented by means of infinite Ursell-Mayer diagram expansions, whose convergence holds under some additional constraints on statistical system. The classical Bogolubov idea to use the Wigner density operator transformation for studying the non equilibrium distribution functions is developed and new analytic non-stationary solution to the classical N.N. Bogolubov evolution functional equation is constructed. (author)
Transformer Internal Faults Simulation
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KOOCHAKI, A.
2008-06-01
Full Text Available This paper presents a novel method of modeling internal faults in a power transformer. The method leads to a model which is compatible with commercial phasor-based software packages. Consequently; it enables calculation of fault currents in any branch of the network due to a winding fault of a power transformer. These currents can be used for evaluation of protective relays' performance and can lead to better setting of protective functions.
Belayneh, A.; Adamowski, J.; Khalil, B.; Quilty, J.
2016-05-01
This study explored the ability of coupled machine learning models and ensemble techniques to predict drought conditions in the Awash River Basin of Ethiopia. The potential of wavelet transforms coupled with the bootstrap and boosting ensemble techniques to develop reliable artificial neural network (ANN) and support vector regression (SVR) models was explored in this study for drought prediction. Wavelet analysis was used as a pre-processing tool and was shown to improve drought predictions. The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) (in this case SPI 3, SPI 12 and SPI 24) is a meteorological drought index that was forecasted using the aforementioned models and these SPI values represent short and long-term drought conditions. The performances of all models were compared using RMSE, MAE, and R2. The prediction results indicated that the use of the boosting ensemble technique consistently improved the correlation between observed and predicted SPIs. In addition, the use of wavelet analysis improved the prediction results of all models. Overall, the wavelet boosting ANN (WBS-ANN) and wavelet boosting SVR (WBS-SVR) models provided better prediction results compared to the other model types evaluated.
Riedinger, Kelly; Marbach-Ad, Gili; McGinnis, J. Randy; Hestness, Emily; Pease, Rebecca
2011-01-01
We investigated curricular and pedagogical innovations in an undergraduate science methods course for elementary education majors at the University of Maryland. The goals of the innovative elementary science methods course included: improving students' attitudes toward and views of science and science teaching, to model innovative science teaching…
Espinoza-Ojeda, O. M.; Santoyo, E.
2016-08-01
A new practical method based on logarithmic transformation regressions was developed for the determination of static formation temperatures (SFTs) in geothermal, petroleum and permafrost bottomhole temperature (BHT) data sets. The new method involves the application of multiple linear and polynomial (from quadratic to eight-order) regression models to BHT and log-transformation (Tln) shut-in times. Selection of the best regression models was carried out by using four statistical criteria: (i) the coefficient of determination as a fitting quality parameter; (ii) the sum of the normalized squared residuals; (iii) the absolute extrapolation, as a dimensionless statistical parameter that enables the accuracy of each regression model to be evaluated through the extrapolation of the last temperature measured of the data set; and (iv) the deviation percentage between the measured and predicted BHT data. The best regression model was used for reproducing the thermal recovery process of the boreholes, and for the determination of the SFT. The original thermal recovery data (BHT and shut-in time) were used to demonstrate the new method’s prediction efficiency. The prediction capability of the new method was additionally evaluated by using synthetic data sets where the true formation temperature (TFT) was known with accuracy. With these purposes, a comprehensive statistical analysis was carried out through the application of the well-known F-test and Student’s t-test and the error percentage or statistical differences computed between the SFT estimates and the reported TFT data. After applying the new log-transformation regression method to a wide variety of geothermal, petroleum, and permafrost boreholes, it was found that the polynomial models were generally the best regression models that describe their thermal recovery processes. These fitting results suggested the use of this new method for the reliable estimation of SFT. Finally, the practical use of the new method
废变压器油中氧化成分检测方法研究%Exploration of aging components detection method of waste transformer oil
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杜琳娟; 杜珂; 曹宏伟; 田娱嘉
2016-01-01
The samples of new#25 transformer oil and running#25 transformer oil(14 years) were analyzed by four measurement methods:Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy( NMR) ,Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy( FTIR) ,Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry(GC-MS)and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography(SFC). After comparing the results,it was found that FTIR could not distinguish effectively various components,while could be used to determine the functional groups. GC-MS results couldn’ t afford enough information on aging materials,due to the low concentration in oil. SFC using Electrospray Ionization method was ef-ficacious in illuminating oil components,especially in fatty compounds. In this work,then SFC method was used to analyze the aging compounds of transformer oil.%首先通过红外光谱法( IR)、核磁共振波谱法( NMR)对老化油中氧化产物的官能团进行了分析，再利用气相色谱和质谱联用( GC-MS)、超临界流体色谱( SFC)电喷雾质谱等4种检测方法对新#25变压器油和运行14年的#25变压器油进行检测，对比后发现：红外光谱法核磁共振法虽不能有效分离各种物质，但是可以确定油样中化学成分官能，由于油样中氧化成分含量较低，气质联用不能给出较多的信息，利用超临界流体色谱偶合电喷雾电离的方法能有效的分离变压器油中的氧化成分，特别是脂肪酸的部分，从而为变压器油老化成分的分析提供了有效可行的方法。
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费胜巍; 苗玉彬; 刘成良
2009-01-01
Accurate assessment of system reliability with limited or insufficient statistical data is difficult. At present, to assess the reliability of the transformers primarily depend on the statistics data, and the result of the assessment does not accurately reflect the reliability of a transformer. Fault tree is a powerful tool for depicting the logical relationships between the faults system. However, for a sophisticated reliability system, like power transformer,fault analysis is hard or infeasible because of the complexities of the equipment configuration and its faults. This paper presents a method which overcomes the drawbacks of traditional fault-tree analysis (FTA) by using FTA based on fault probability and equivalent calculation of each failure mode. Based on the further analysis of typical failure modes and influences of power transformer, the fault-tree of transformer is set up by using FTA techniques and the assessment method for the reliability of transformer is put forward, combined with the index of the importance and the method of improved analytic hierarchy process(IAHP). The assessment examples show the method can deduct the failure modes of transformer clearly, meanwhile, find out the weaknesses in time during the operation and get better assessment results. The method is helpful for the reliability analysis of a sophisticated system.
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Matsumiya, T. [Nippon Steel Corporation, Tokyo (Japan)
1996-08-20
The Monte Carlo method was used to simulate an equilibrium diagram, and structural formation of transformation and recrystallization. In simulating the Cu-A equilibrium diagram, the calculation was performed by laying 24 face centered cubic lattices including four lattice points in all of the three directions, and using a simulation cell consisting of lattice points of a total of 24{sup 3}{times}4 points. Although this method has a possibility to discover existence of an unknown phase as a result of the calculation, problems were found left in handling of lattice mitigation, and in simulation of phase diagrams over phases with different crystal structures. In simulation of the transformation and recrystallization, discussions were given on correspondence of 1MCS to time when the lattice point size is increased, and on handling of nucleus formation. As a result, it was estimated that in three-dimensional grain growth, the average grain size is proportional to 1/3 power of the MCS number, and the real time against 1MCS is proportional to three power of the lattice point size. 11 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.
Progress in planta transformation without tissue culture
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GU Yun-Hong; YU Zeng-Liang; QIN Guang-Yong; HUO Yu-Ping
2004-01-01
With the development of planta genetic engineering, more emphases have been laid on convenient and high efficient genetic transformation methods. And transformation without tissue culture is a prospective direction of it. In this paper, traditional transformation methods and the methods of non-tissue culture were summarized. With the exploration and application of Arabidopsis transformation mechanism, with the use of ion beam-mediated transformation invented by Chinese scientists and the development of other transformation methods, transformation methods without tissue culture and planta genetic engineering could be improved rapidly.
Riedinger, Kelly; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Randy McGinnis, J.; Hestness, Emily; Pease, Rebecca
2011-02-01
We investigated curricular and pedagogical innovations in an undergraduate science methods course for elementary education majors at the University of Maryland. The goals of the innovative elementary science methods course included: improving students' attitudes toward and views of science and science teaching, to model innovative science teaching methods and to encourage students to continue in teacher education. We redesigned the elementary science methods course to include aspects of informal science education. The informal science education course features included informal science educator guest speakers, a live animal demonstration and a virtual field trip. We compared data from a treatment course ( n = 72) and a comparison course ( n = 26). Data collection included: researchers' observations, instructors' reflections, and teacher candidates' feedback. Teacher candidate feedback involved interviews and results on a reliable and valid Attitudes and Beliefs about the Nature of and the Teaching of Science instrument. We used complementary methods to analyze the data collected. A key finding of the study was that while benefits were found in both types of courses, the difference in results underscores the need of identifying the primary purpose for innovation as a vital component of consideration.
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Hössjer Ola
2006-03-01
Full Text Available Abstract Background Low-level processing and normalization of microarray data are most important steps in microarray analysis, which have profound impact on downstream analysis. Multiple methods have been suggested to date, but it is not clear which is the best. It is therefore important to further study the different normalization methods in detail and the nature of microarray data in general. Results A methodological study of affine models for gene expression data is carried out. Focus is on two-channel comparative studies, but the findings generalize also to single- and multi-channel data. The discussion applies to spotted as well as in-situ synthesized microarray data. Existing normalization methods such as curve-fit ("lowess" normalization, parallel and perpendicular translation normalization, and quantile normalization, but also dye-swap normalization are revisited in the light of the affine model and their strengths and weaknesses are investigated in this context. As a direct result from this study, we propose a robust non-parametric multi-dimensional affine normalization method, which can be applied to any number of microarrays with any number of channels either individually or all at once. A high-quality cDNA microarray data set with spike-in controls is used to demonstrate the power of the affine model and the proposed normalization method. Conclusion We find that an affine model can explain non-linear intensity-dependent systematic effects in observed log-ratios. Affine normalization removes such artifacts for non-differentially expressed genes and assures that symmetry between negative and positive log-ratios is obtained, which is fundamental when identifying differentially expressed genes. In addition, affine normalization makes the empirical distributions in different channels more equal, which is the purpose of quantile normalization, and may also explain why dye-swap normalization works or fails. All methods are made available in
Target recognition by wavelet transform
Li Zheng Dong; He Wu Liang; Pei Chun Lan; Peng Wen; SongChen; Zheng Xiao Dong
2002-01-01
Wavelet transform has an important character of multi-resolution power, which presents pyramid structure, and this character coincides the way by which people distinguish object from coarse to fineness and from large to tiny. In addition to it, wavelet transform benefits to reducing image noise, simplifying calculation, and embodying target image characteristic point. A method of target recognition by wavelet transform is provided
Target recognition by wavelet transform
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Wavelet transform has an important character of multi-resolution power, which presents pyramid structure, and this character coincides the way by which people distinguish object from coarse to fineness and from large to tiny. In addition to it, wavelet transform benefits to reducing image noise, simplifying calculation, and embodying target image characteristic point. A method of target recognition by wavelet transform is provided
Dam, Tapabrata; Jena, Sidhartha S.; Pradhan, Dillip K.
2016-02-01
In this work we report the novel synthesis procedure of phase-pure nano-structured titania in anatase phase using polyacrylamide gel based polymer template method. The evolution of rutile phased titania with increasing temperature has also been investigated. The synthesized nano-materials are characterized using X-ray diffraction, Brunauer - Emmett - Teller surface analysis technique and Scanning electron microscopy. We have used dual phase Rietveld refinement method to analyse the X-Ray diffraction data to get clear picture of crystallographic information of the prepared samples.
Pan, Xiaolong; Liu, Bo; Li, Li; Tian, Qinghua
2016-07-01
This paper proposes and demonstrates a low complexity multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) equalization digital signal processing (DSP) method for the few mode multi-core (FMMC) fiber optical transmission system. The MIMO equalization algorithm offers adaptive equalization taps according to the degree of crosstalk in cores or modes, which eliminates the interference among different modes and cores in space division multiplexing (SDM) transmission system. Compared with traditional MIMO method, the proposed scheme has increased the convergence rate by 4 times and reduced the number of finite impulse response (FIR) filters by 55% when the numbers of mode and core are three.
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This study presents the results of residual stress characterization by neutron diffraction and the contour method on 13%Cr-4%Ni welds made using 410NiMo weld filler metal. The transverse, longitudinal and normal components of stress were determined by neutron diffraction. The longitudinal stress distribution was also measured by the contour method. The last bead of the weld was found to be in a state of triaxial compression while a part of the heat-affected zone as well as a region beneath the weld were in a state of longitudinal tension. These results are explained with reference to the low martensitic transformation start temperature (Ms) of the alloy. The same measurements were made on an identical weld that had undergone a standardized post-weld heat treatment. The maximum tensile stress was reduced from 534 to 136 MPa, and the maximum compressive stress was reduced from 371 to 152 MPa.
Lin, Angel M. Y.
2012-01-01
Chen's book, "Asia as Method" (Duke University Press, 2010), and his theorization on topics of de-imperialization, de-colonization, de-cold war, as well as on foregrounding epistemologies and frames of reference situated in the diverse contexts in Asia have contributed to empowering scholars and researchers situated not only in Taiwan, but also in…
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Munck Petersen, Rikke
2005-01-01
Seminaroplæg fra forskere. Faglige seminarer på KA, forår 2005. Belyser transformation af det danske landskab fysisk som holdningsmæssigt, samt hvordan phd-arbejdets egen proces håndterer den.......Seminaroplæg fra forskere. Faglige seminarer på KA, forår 2005. Belyser transformation af det danske landskab fysisk som holdningsmæssigt, samt hvordan phd-arbejdets egen proces håndterer den....
Mainali, Dipak; Seelenbinder, John
2016-05-01
Quick and presumptive identification of seized drug samples without destroying evidence is necessary for law enforcement officials to control the trafficking and abuse of drugs. This work reports an automated screening method to detect the presence of cocaine in seized samples using portable Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometers. The method is based on the identification of well-defined characteristic vibrational frequencies related to the functional group of the cocaine molecule and is fully automated through the use of an expert system. Traditionally, analysts look for key functional group bands in the infrared spectra and characterization of the molecules present is dependent on user interpretation. This implies the need for user expertise, especially in samples that likely are mixtures. As such, this approach is biased and also not suitable for non-experts. The method proposed in this work uses the well-established "center of gravity" peak picking mathematical algorithm and combines it with the conditional reporting feature in MicroLab software to provide an automated method that can be successfully employed by users with varied experience levels. The method reports the confidence level of cocaine present only when a certain number of cocaine related peaks are identified by the automated method. Unlike library search and chemometric methods that are dependent on the library database or the training set samples used to build the calibration model, the proposed method is relatively independent of adulterants and diluents present in the seized mixture. This automated method in combination with a portable FT-IR spectrometer provides law enforcement officials, criminal investigators, or forensic experts a quick field-based prescreening capability for the presence of cocaine in seized drug samples. PMID:27006022
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A novel approach has been developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the quantitative determination of moisture content in impure plutonium oxide. The method combines a commercial supercritical fluid extraction instrument using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) with on-line detection using a high-pressure Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) cell. The combined SCCO2/FTIR system has been modified for use inside a fully enclosed glove box. A series of validation experiments were performed using a pure, surrogate oxide (ThO2) and an inorganic hydrate (CaSO4·2H2O). The level of agreement between LOI and SCCO2/FTIR for the surrogate oxide is excellent. The results for the inorganic hydrate showed excellent correlation with the known amount of water present. Results obtained for a group of nominally pure PuO2 samples were verified by independent measurement. The results of SCCO2/FTIR for impure PuO2 samples is consistently lower than the results of obtained from the current analytical method (Loss On Ignition), indicating that the current method is inadequate for analytical purposes. While further verification experiments of the SCCO2/FTIR method are underway, these initial results suggest that SCCO2/FTIR could be used as an alternative analytical method for the Materials Identification and Surveillance program
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Martinez, A.M.; Hollis, W.K.; Rubin, J.B.; Taylor, C.M.V.; Jasperson, M.N.; Vance, D.E.; Rodriguez, J.B.
1999-02-01
A novel approach has been developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the quantitative determination of moisture content in impure plutonium oxide. The method combines a commercial supercritical fluid extraction instrument using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO{sub 2}) with on-line detection using a high-pressure Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) cell. The combined SCCO{sub 2}/FTIR system has been modified for use inside a fully enclosed glove box. A series of validation experiments were performed using a pure, surrogate oxide (ThO{sub 2}) and an inorganic hydrate (CaSO{sub 4}{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O). The level of agreement between LOI and SCCO{sub 2}/FTIR for the surrogate oxide is excellent. The results for the inorganic hydrate showed excellent correlation with the known amount of water present. Results obtained for a group of nominally pure PuO{sub 2} samples were verified by independent measurement. The results of SCCO{sub 2}/FTIR for impure PuO{sub 2} samples is consistently lower than the results of obtained from the current analytical method (Loss On Ignition), indicating that the current method is inadequate for analytical purposes. While further verification experiments of the SCCO{sub 2}/FTIR method are underway, these initial results suggest that SCCO{sub 2}/FTIR could be used as an alternative analytical method for the Materials Identification and Surveillance program.
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杨艳春; 王晓明; 党建武; 王阳萍
2013-01-01
针对传统多尺度变换的医学图像融合问题,提出一种基于非下采样Contourlet变换的医学图像融合新方法.在低频子带系数的选取上,根据医学图像的特点,考虑到相邻低频子带系数之间存在的相关性,采用基于区域能量的融合规则；在选择带通方向子带系数时,充分利用非下采样Contourlet变换的方向特性,采用改进拉普拉斯能量和作为带通方向子带系数的融合规则.实验结果表明,与传统融合方法相比,该方法避免了图像失真,达到了良好的图像融合效果.%This paper proposed a novel method of medical image fusion based on nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT) against the existing problems of medical image fusion by traditional multi-scale transform. Considering regional relativity of the adjacent low frequency sub-band,a fusion rule based on local area energy was adopted in low frequency sub-band coefficient according to characteristics of medical image. When choosing the bandpass directional sub-band coefficients , the paper made best use of directional characteristics of NSCT. A fusion rule based on sum-modified-laplacian (SML) was presented in bandpass directional sub-band cosfficients. The experiment results show that the proposed method can avoid image distortion and achieve a good effect of image fusion compared with traditional fusion methods.
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Sainath, Kamalesh, E-mail: sainath.1@osu.edu [The Ohio State University, Electroscience Laboratory, 1330 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 (United States); Teixeira, Fernando L., E-mail: teixeira@ece.osu.edu [The Ohio State University, Electroscience Laboratory, 1330 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 (United States); Donderici, Burkay, E-mail: Burkay.Donderici@Halliburton.com [Halliburton, Sensor Physics and Technology, 3000 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77032 (United States)
2014-07-15
We propose the complex-plane generalization of a powerful algebraic sequence acceleration algorithm, the method of weighted averages (MWA), to guarantee exponential-cum-algebraic convergence of Fourier and Fourier–Hankel (F–H) integral transforms. This “complex-plane” MWA, effected via a linear-path detour in the complex plane, results in rapid, absolute convergence of field and potential solutions in multi-layered environments regardless of the source-observer geometry and anisotropy/loss of the media present. In this work, we first introduce a new integration path used to evaluate the field contribution arising from the radiation spectra. Subsequently, we (1) exhibit the foundational relations behind the complex-plane extension to a general Levin-type sequence convergence accelerator, (2) specialize this analysis to one member of the Levin transform family (the MWA), (3) address and circumvent restrictions, arising for two-dimensional integrals associated with wave dynamics problems, through minimal complex-plane detour restrictions and a novel partition of the integration domain, (4) develop and compare two formulations based on standard/real-axis MWA variants, and (5) present validation results and convergence characteristics for one of these two formulations.
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In this article, we describe the production of uniform hexagonal phase LaF3:20%Yb3+, 0.1%Ho3+, 1%Tm3+ (LFYHT) monodisperse nanoparticles through a hydrothermal precipitated transformation reaction using La(OH)3: 20%Yb3+, 0.1%Ho3+, 1%Tm3+ (LOYHT) nanorods as parent materials. The trivalent rare earth hydroxides were hydrothermally prepared at 180 °C. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) analysis showed the LFYHT nanoparticles to have an average size of 10 nm and diameters similar to those of LOYHT nanorods. The upconversion spectra of the sample were measured using a fluorescence spectrophotomere with single-wavelength diode lasers (980 nm) at room temperature. Red, green, and blue emissions were associated with the synthesized sample. The calculated color coordinates demonstrated that white light can be produced in a wide range of pumping powers. - Highlights: • We describe the production of uniform hexagonal phase LaF3:20%Yb3+, 0.1%Ho3+, 1%Tm3+ monodisperse nanoparticles through a hydrothermal precipitated transformation method. • Powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy analysis showed the LaF3:20%Yb3+, 0.1%Ho3+, 1%Tm3+ nanoparticles to have an average size of 10 nm. • The white upconversion light can be producted in a wide range of pumping powers
Zacharioudaki, Maria; Kouris, Charalampos; Dimakopoulos, Yannis; Tsamopoulos, John
2007-12-01
A Volume Tracking (VT) and a Front Tracking (FT) algorithm are implemented and compared for locating the interface between two immiscible, incompressible, Newtonian fluids in a tube with a periodically varying, circular cross-section. Initially, the fluids are stationary and stratified in an axisymmetric arrangement so that one is around the axis of the tube (core fluid) and the other one surrounds it (annular fluid). A constant pressure gradient sets them in motion. With both VT and FT, a boundary-fitted coordinate transformation is applied and appropriate modifications are made to adopt either method in this geometry. The surface tension force is approximated using the continuous surface force method. All terms appearing in the continuity and momentum equations are approximated using centered finite differences in space and one-sided forward finite differences in time. In each time step, the incompressibility condition is enforced by a transformed Poisson equation, which is linear in pressure. This equation is solved by either direct LU decomposition or a Multigrid iterative solver. When the two fluids have the same density, the former method is about 3.5 times faster, but when they do not, the Multigrid solver is as much as 10 times faster than the LU decomposition. When the interface does not break and the Reynolds number remains small, the accuracy and rates of convergence of VT and FT are comparable. The well-known failure of centered finite differences arises as the Reynolds number increases and leads to non-physical oscillations in the interface and failure of both methods to converge with mesh refinement. These problems are resolved and computations with Reynolds as large as 500 converged by approximating the convective terms in the momentum equations by third-order upwind differences using Lagrangian Polynomials. When the volume of the core fluid or the Weber number decrease, increasing the importance of interfacial tension and leading to breakup of the
Inversion of the circular averages transform using the Funk transform
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The integral of a function defined on the half-plane along the semi-circles centered on the boundary of the half-plane is known as the circular averages transform. Circular averages transform arises in many tomographic image reconstruction problems. In particular, in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) when the transmitting and receiving antennas are colocated, the received signal is modeled as the integral of the ground reflectivity function of the illuminated scene over the intersection of spheres centered at the antenna location and the surface topography. When the surface topography is flat the received signal becomes the circular averages transform of the ground reflectivity function. Thus, SAR image formation requires inversion of the circular averages transform. Apart from SAR, circular averages transform also arises in thermo-acoustic tomography and sonar inverse problems. In this paper, we present a new inversion method for the circular averages transform using the Funk transform. For a function defined on the unit sphere, its Funk transform is given by the integrals of the function along the great circles. We used hyperbolic geometry to establish a diffeomorphism between the circular averages transform, hyperbolic x-ray and Funk transforms. The method is exact and numerically efficient when fast Fourier transforms over the sphere are used. We present numerical simulations to demonstrate the performance of the inversion method. Dedicated to Dennis Healy, a friend of Applied Mathematics and Engineering
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Guiji Tang
2016-01-01
Full Text Available A novel method of fault diagnosis for rolling bearing, which combines the dual tree complex wavelet packet transform (DTCWPT, the improved multiscale permutation entropy (IMPE, and the linear local tangent space alignment (LLTSA with the extreme learning machine (ELM, is put forward in this paper. In this method, in order to effectively discover the underlying feature information, DTCWPT, which has the attractive properties as nearly shift invariance and reduced aliasing, is firstly utilized to decompose the original signal into a set of subband signals. Then, IMPE, which is designed to reduce the variability of entropy measures, is applied to characterize the properties of each obtained subband signal at different scales. Furthermore, the feature vectors are constructed by combining IMPE of each subband signal. After the feature vectors construction, LLTSA is employed to compress the high dimensional vectors of the training and the testing samples into the low dimensional vectors with better distinguishability. Finally, the ELM classifier is used to automatically accomplish the condition identification with the low dimensional feature vectors. The experimental data analysis results validate the effectiveness of the presented diagnosis method and demonstrate that this method can be applied to distinguish the different fault types and fault degrees of rolling bearings.
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Andersen, Nicolai Bo
This paper is about sustainable transformation with a particular focus on listed buildings. It is based on the notion that sustainability is not just a question of energy conditions, but also about the building being robust. Robust architecture means that the building can be maintained and rebuilt...... different theoretical lenses. It is proposed that three parameters concerning the ꞌtransformabilityꞌ of the building can contribute to a more nuanced understanding of sustainable transformation: technical aspects, programmatic requirements and narrative value. It is proposed that the concept of ꞌsustainable...
Jeong, Hyeok Jae; Lim, Nam Suk; Lee, Bong Ho; Park, Chan Gyung; Lee, Sunghak; Kang, Seong-Hoon; Lee, Ho Won; Kim, Hyoung Seop
2014-12-01
Transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels have excellent strain hardening exponents and resistibility against tensile necking using the strain-induced martensite formation that occurs as a result of the plastic deformation and strain on the retained austenite phase. Detailed studies on the microstructures and local mechanical properties, as well as global mechanical properties, are necessary in order to thoroughly understand the properties of TRIP steels with multiple phases of ferrite, bainite, retained austenite, and martensite. However, methods for investigating the local properties of the various phases of the TRIP steel are limited due to the very complicated and fine microstructures present in TRIP steel. In this study, the experimental and numerical methods, i.e., the experimental nanoindenting results and the theoretical finite element analyses, were combined in order to extract the local stress-strain curves of each phase. The local stress-strain curves were in good agreement with the values presented in the literature. In particular, the global plastic stress-strain behavior of the TRIP steel was predicted using the multiple phase unit cell finite element analysis, and this demonstrated the validity of the obtained properties of each local phase. The method of extracting the local stress-strain curves from the nanoindenting curves and predicting the global stress-strain behavior assists in clarifying the smart design of multi-phase steels.
Transformation & Metamorphosis
Lott, Debra
2009-01-01
The sculptures of Canadian artist Brian Jungen are a great inspiration for a lesson on creating new forms. Jungen transforms found objects into unique creations without fully concealing their original form or purpose. Frank Stella's sculpture series, including "K.132,2007" made of stainless steel and spray paint, is another great example of…
Cookson, Peter W., Jr., Ed.; Schneider, Barbara, Ed.
The authors in this book address the issues that relate to the crisis in American education and review some of the proposed solutions. To transform education, schools must be examined as social systems that are interrelated with families, communities, and the world of work. Following the introduction, section 1, "Conditions for Educational…
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Neergaard, Helle; Robinson, Sarah; Jones, Sally
This paper develops the concept of ‘pedagogical nudging’ and examines four interventions in an entrepreneurship classroom and the potential it has for student identity transformation. Pedagogical nudging is positioned as a tool, which in the hands of a reflective, professional, with an understand......This paper develops the concept of ‘pedagogical nudging’ and examines four interventions in an entrepreneurship classroom and the potential it has for student identity transformation. Pedagogical nudging is positioned as a tool, which in the hands of a reflective, professional, with an......, as well as the resources they have when they come to the classroom. It also incorporates perspectives from (ii) transformational learning and explores the concept of (iii) nudging from a pedagogical viewpoint, proposing it as an important tool in entrepreneurship education. The study incorporates......) assists students in straddling the divide between identities, the emotions and tensions this elicits, and (iv) transform student understanding. We extend nudging theory into a new territory. Pedagogical nudging techniques may be able to unlock doors and bring our students beyond the unacknowledged and...
Apprey Victor; Yue Qingqi; Bonney George E
2005-01-01
Abstract The central issue for Genetic Analysis Workshop 14 (GAW14) is the question, which is the better strategy for linkage analysis, the use of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or microsatellite markers? To answer this question we analyzed the simulated data using Duffy's SIB-PAIR program, which can incorporate parental genotypes, and our identity-by-state – identity-by-descent (IBS-IBD) transformation method of affected sib-pair linkage analysis which uses the matrix transformation ...
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Pedro Pedrosa Rebouças Filho
2015-06-01
results and expediting the decision making process. Two different methods are proposed: One using the transformed Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT, and the second using features extractor Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF. Although slower, the SIFT method is more stable and has a better performance than the SURF method and can be applied to real applications. The best results were obtained using SIFT with Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio = 61.38, Mean squared error = 0.048 and mean-structural-similarity = 0.999, and processing time of 4.91 seconds for mosaic building. The methodology proposed shows be more promissory in aiding specialists during analysis of metallographic images.
Genetic transformation in crop improvement. Results and latest trends
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Gene transfer into important crop species and evaluation of large numbers of transgenic plants in the greenhouse and in the field are beginning to unravel issues that need to be addressed in depth prior to the wider release of transgenic products on to the market. In terms of basic research, the fundamental principles of DNA integration and expression, including transgene inactivation, silencing or deletion, are beginning to be better defined. Such studies will lead to a better understanding and appreciation of gene fidelity in transgenic crops. Over the past few years, direct DNA transfer methods resulted in the effective engineering of many important crops, including what were once considered to be recalcitrant cereals and legumes. Engineering of organized tissue, as well as the redesigning of Agrobacterium based vectors, are bringing down barriers to the introgression of foreign genes into plants. New methodologies continue to appear, and it is very likely that techniques which are now considered to be optimal for the transfer of foreign genes into plants will become less important as new methodology is developed. The objective of this review is to examine in detail some of the results that are beginning to emerge as the performance of large numbers of transgenic plants is being observed in the field. A comprehensive analysis of agronomic performance and gene stability and expression over a number of generations is presented for elite rice and soybean varieties. This will serve as a framework for discussing in more detail some of the essential requirements that need to be satisfied in order to produce transgenic germplasm suitable for commercial release. The area of metabolic pathway engineering, particularly in the secondary products field, is also addressed. (author). 34 refs, 2 figs, 2 tabs
Kawato, M; Isobe, M; Maeda, Y; Suzuki, R
1988-01-01
In order to control visually-guided voluntary movements, the central nervous system (CNS) must solve the following three computational problems at different levels: (1) determination of a desired trajectory in the visual coordinates, (2) transformation of the coordinates of the desired trajectory to the body coordinates and (3) generation of motor command. In this paper, the second and the third problems are treated at computational, representational and hardware levels of Marr. We first study the problems at the computational level, and then propose an iterative learning scheme as a possible algorithm. This is a trial and error type learning such as repetitive training of golf swing. The amount of motor command needed to coordinate activities of many muscles is not determined at once, but in a step-wise, trial and error fashion in the course of a set of repetitions. Actually, the motor command in the (n + 1)-th iteration is a sum of the motor command in the n-th iteration plus two modification terms which are, respectively, proportional to acceleration and speed errors between the desired trajectory and the realized trajectory in the n-th iteration. We mathematically formulate this iterative learning control as a Newton-like method in functional spaces and prove its convergence under appropriate mathematical conditions with use of dynamical system theory and functional analysis. Computer simulations of this iterative learning control of a robotic manipulator in the body or visual coordinates are shown. Finally, we propose that areas 2, 5, and 7 of the sensory association cortex are possible sites of this learning control. Further we propose neural network model which acquires transformation matrices from acceleration or velocity to motor command, which are used in these schemes. PMID:3179342
基于提升小波变换的医学图像融合方法%Medical Image Fusion Method Based on Lifting Wavelet Transform
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杨艳春; 党建武; 王阳萍; 李莎; 田仲泽
2011-01-01
多模医学图像融合在医学图像分析和诊断上具有重要的应用价值.在对CT与MRI图像进行提升小波变换的基础上,结合低频子带系数存在区域相关性及高频子带系数的特点,提出了对于低频子带系数采用基于区域方差的融合规则,对于高频子带系数采用基于区域空间频率的融合规则,最后进行提升小波逆变换得到融合图像.实验结果表明,与传统方法相比,该方法可以有效提高医学图像融合的信息量,较好地保留了源图像的边缘及细节信息,具有良好的融合效果及量化指标.%Multimodality medical image fusion is significant in practical clinic application and therapy. According to characteristics of the regional relativity in the low-frequency sub-band and high frequency sub-band,CT and MRI images were decomposed by lifting wavelet transform. Region variance was adopted as fusion rules in the low frequency sub-band,and fusion rules based on region spatial frequency was adopted in the high frequency sub-band. Finally the fusion image was obtained by taking inverse lifting wavelet transform. Compared with the traditional methods, the results of experiment show that the algorithm enhances the fusion medical image information,effectively retains the source image edges and detail information,and the effect of fusion and quantifying indicators are fairly good.
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Radakovic, Z.; Sorgic, M. [Belgrade Univ. (RS). Faculty of Electrotechnik
2008-07-14
The influence of the oil properties to the cooling of oil power transformers is analyzed. Two types of oil from well-known manufacturers, having significantly different viscosity, are investigated. The need for the study appeared from current state on the world market of transformer oil. The relevant characteristic temperature rises, based on measurements on three Onan transformers (32 MVA) and on a test winding assembly (with built temperature sensors), are analyzed. (orig./GL)
Improved transformer-winding method
Mclyman, W. T.
1978-01-01
Proposed technique using special bobbin and fixture to wind copper wire directly on core eliminates need core cut prior to assembly. Application of technique could result in production of quieter core with increased permeability and no localized heating.
Wu, T. Y.; Lin, S. F.
2013-10-01
Automatic suspected lesion extraction is an important application in computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). In this paper, we propose a method to automatically extract the suspected parotid regions for clinical evaluation in head and neck CT images. The suspected lesion tissues in low contrast tissue regions can be localized with feature-based segmentation (FBS) based on local texture features, and can be delineated with accuracy by modified active contour models (ACM). At first, stationary wavelet transform (SWT) is introduced. The derived wavelet coefficients are applied to derive the local features for FBS, and to generate enhanced energy maps for ACM computation. Geometric shape features (GSFs) are proposed to analyze each soft tissue region segmented by FBS; the regions with higher similarity GSFs with the lesions are extracted and the information is also applied as the initial conditions for fine delineation computation. Consequently, the suspected lesions can be automatically localized and accurately delineated for aiding clinical diagnosis. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated by comparing with the results outlined by clinical experts. The experiments on 20 pathological CT data sets show that the true-positive (TP) rate on recognizing parotid lesions is about 94%, and the dimension accuracy of delineation results can also approach over 93%.
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Majgaard, Klaus
The purpose of this paper is to enhance the conceptual understanding of the mediatory relationship between paradoxes on an organizational and an individual level. It presents a concept of agency that comprises and mediates between a structural and individual pole. The constitution of this agency ...... achieved through narrative activity that oscillates between the poles and transforms paradoxes through the configuration of plots and metaphors. Empirical cases are introduced in order to illustrate the implications of this understanding....
Smith, James L.; Helenberg, Harold W.; Kilsdonk, Dennis J.
1979-01-01
There is provided an improved RF transformer having a single-turn secondary of cylindrical shape and a coiled encapsulated primary contained within the secondary. The coil is tapered so that the narrowest separation between the primary and the secondary is at one end of the coil. The encapsulated primary is removable from the secondary so that a variety of different capacity primaries can be utilized with one secondary.
Nemec, Patricia B
2012-12-01
The whole point of teaching and training is to have the learners leave in some way different from how they came in-more skilled, more knowledgeable, more self-aware. Transformative learning refers to dramatic change, where the learner achieves a shift in perspective. This shift results from a critical examination of one's own assumptions, values, and beliefs, and of the foundations and expectations of the system in which one operates. Educators are in the change business, and educators focused on implementing psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery-oriented services, and person-centered planning are in the transformative learning business. The shift from a traditional medical model to a recovery perspective, the shift from "illness" to "disability" to "wellness," and the shift from risk prevention to promoting opportunities for growth all require "standing outside ourselves" and looking at a "stark and highlighted picture" of the all-too-common status quo of mental health services today. With the right approach, learners can be developed, encouraged, disrupted, and transformed. PMID:23276245
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邹红星; 戴琼海; 赵克; 陈桂明; 李衍达
2002-01-01
The subspaces of FMmlet transform are investigated.It is shown that some of the existing transforms like the Fourier transform,short-time Fourier transform,Gabor transform,wavelet transform,chirplet transform,the mean of signal,and the FM-1let transform,and the butterfly subspace are all special cases of FMmlet transform.Therefore the FMmlet transform is more flexible for delineating both the linear and nonlinear time-varying structures of a signal.
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金炜; 魏彪; 潘英俊; 冯鹏; 唐彬
2006-01-01
由于受CCD相机、中子散射及控制电路等因素的影响,数字中子照相系统所获图像常被噪音污染,抑制噪音对于提高数字中子照相系统图像质量具有重要意义.利用多尺度几何分析能捕获图像几何结构的特性,提出一种新颖的基于contourlet变换的图像去噪方法.通过计算方差一致性测度(VHM),确定局部自适应窗口,从而最优估计contourlet系数的阈值萎缩因子,对contourlet系数进行萎缩,实现降噪功能.该方法将阈值去噪法与基于子带相关的图像去噪法相结合,充分利用在同一方向子带中沿边缘或轮廓contourlet系数的相关性,它能实现"去噪"和"保留信号"之间的平衡.实验结果表明,该方法在峰值信噪比指标上优于传统的contourlet系数硬阈值处理方法及维纳滤波方法,能有效地抑制图像噪音,同时适合于中子辐射图像的处理.%A new image transform, namely, the contourlet transform is introduced,which can capture the intrinsic geometrical structure of image. Furthermore, a novel image denoising scheme based on contourlet is presented. Via calculating variance homogeneous measurement (VHM), the locally adaptive window is determined to estimate the shrinkage factor optimally, then the contourlet coefficient is shrunk using the shrinkage factor. The scheme utilizing the correlation of contourlet coefficients in the same subband along the edge or contour of the image, which can get the tradeoff between "noises removing" and "details preserving". In numerical comparisons with various methods, the presented scheme outperforms the traditional contourlet denoising method based on hard-thresholding and Wiener filter in terms of PSNR. Experiments also show that this scheme could not only remove the noises effectively, but also suit for the neutron radiography system.
2-D Direction of Arrival Estimation Method Using Radon-Wigner Transform%采用Radon-Wigner变换的二维波达方向估计
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许建忠; 孙红伟; 孙业岐; 段平光
2012-01-01
According to the problem of two-dimension (2-D) Direction Of Arrival (DOA) estimation accuracy low for wideband Linear Frequency Modulation (LFM) signals, a method of 2-D DOA estimation based on Radon-Wigner Transform (RWT) is proposed. In this method, by using the excellent time-frequency concentration performance of RWT which can eliminate cross interference terms and noise effectively in the background of multiple sources firstly, the number of target is determined by peak researching, and the array signal is reconstructed. Finally the MUSIC spatial spectrum analysis algorithm is used to estimate the 2-D DOA of multiple LFM signals. The simulation results show that the method based on RWT can efficiently estimate 2-D DOA for non-stationary signals.%针对宽带多线性调频信号2维波达方向(2-D DOA)估计精度低的问题,该文提出了一种基于Radon-Wigner 变换(RWT)的2-D DOA估计方法.该方法利用RWT在多目标环境下能够有效抑制交叉项干扰和噪声,具有很好的时频汇聚性特点,通过峰值搜索确定目标个数并重构信号阵列,最后利用MUSIC空间谱分析方法实现了对多个LFM信号的2-D DOA估计.仿真实验表明,基于RWT的DOA估计方法能对非平稳信号进行有效的2-D DOA估计.
Relations of FMmlet Transform to Some Integral Transforms
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ZOUHongxing; DAIQionghai; WANGDianjun; LIYanda
2004-01-01
In this paper, we explore the relationships between FMmlet transform and some of the existing integral transforms, namely, the chirplet transform, dispersion transform, wavelet transform, chirp-Fourier transform, Short-time fourier transform (STFT), Gabor transform, Fourier transform, cosine transform, sine transform,Hartley transform, Laplace transform, z-transform, Mellintransform, Hilbert transform, autocorrelation function,cross-correlation function, energy, and the mean value.It is shown that all of these transforms are subspaces of FMmlet transform with specific parameters.
Kong, Weiwei; Lei, Yang; Zhao, Huaixun
2014-11-01
The issue of visible light and infrared images fusion has been an active topic in both military and civilian areas, and a great many relevant algorithms and techniques have been developed accordingly. This paper addresses a novel adaptive approach to the above two patterns of images fusion problem, employing multi-scale geometry analysis (MGA) of non-subsampled shearlet transform (NSST) and fast non-negative matrix factorization (FNMF) together. Compared with other existing conventional MGA tools, NSST owns not only better feature-capturing capabilities, but also much lower computational complexities. As a modification version of the classic NMF model, FNMF overcomes the local optimum property inherent in NMF to a large extent. Furthermore, use of the FNMF with a less complex structure and much fewer iteration numbers required leads to the enhancement of the overall computational efficiency, which is undoubtedly meaningful and promising in so many real-time applications especially the military and medical technologies. Experimental results indicate that the proposed method is superior to other current popular ones in both aspects of subjective visual and objective performance.
Rahman, Ziyaur; Siddiqui, Akhtar; Bykadi, Srikant; Khan, Mansoor A
2014-08-01
The objective of the present research was to study the feasibility of using near-infrared (NIR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)-based chemometric models in quantifying crystalline and amorphous tacrolimus from its sustained-release amorphous solid dispersion (ASD). ASD contained ethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, and lactose monohydrate as carriers, and amorphous form of tacrolimus in it was confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction. Crystalline physical mixture was mixed with ASD in various proportions to prepare sample matrices containing 0%-100% amorphous/crystalline tacrolimus. NIR and FTIR of the samples were recorded, and data were mathematically pretreated using multiple scattering correction, standard normal variate, or Savitzky-Golay before multivariate analysis, partial-least-square regression (PLSR), and principle component regression (PCR). The PLSR models were more accurate than PCR for NIR and FTIR data as indicated by low value of root-mean-squared error of prediction, standard error of prediction and bias, and high value of R(2). Additionally, NIR data-based models were more accurate and precise than FTIR data models. In conclusion, NIR chemometric models provide simple and fast method to quantitate crystalline tacrolimus in the ASD formulation. PMID:24931728
Usher, P. D.
1997-12-01
William Shakespeare's Hamlet has much evidence to suggest that the Bard was aware of the cosmological models of his time, specifically the geocentric bounded Ptolemaic and Tychonic models, and the infinite Diggesian. Moreover, Shakespeare describes how the Ptolemaic model is to be transformed to the Diggesian. Hamlet's "transformation" is the reason that Claudius, who personifies the Ptolemaic model, summons Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who personify the Tychonic. Pantometria, written by Leonard Digges and his son Thomas in 1571, contains the first technical use of the word "transformation." At age thirty, Thomas Digges went on to propose his Perfit Description, as alluded to in Act Five where Hamlet's age is given as thirty. In Act Five as well, the words "bore" and "arms" refer to Thomas' vocation as muster-master and his scientific interest in ballistics. England's leading astronomer was also the father of the poet whose encomium introduced the First Folio of 1623. His oldest child Dudley became a member of the Virginia Company and facilitated the writing of The Tempest. Taken as a whole, such manifold connections to Thomas Digges support Hotson's contention that Shakespeare knew the Digges family. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Hamlet bear Danish names because they personify the Danish model, while the king's name is latinized like that of Claudius Ptolemaeus. The reason Shakespeare anglicized "Amleth" to "Hamlet" was because he saw a parallel between Book Three of Saxo Grammaticus and the eventual triumph of the Diggesian model. But Shakespeare eschewed Book Four, creating this particular ending from an infinity of other possibilities because it "suited his purpose," viz. to celebrate the concept of a boundless universe of stars like the Sun.
Wolfgang, F.; Nicol, J.
1962-11-01
Transformer apparatus is designed for measuring the amount of a paramagnetic substance dissolved or suspended in a diamagnetic liquid. The apparatus consists of a cluster of tubes, some of which are closed and have sealed within the diamagnetic substance without any of the paramagnetic material. The remaining tubes are open to flow of the mix- ture. Primary and secondary conductors are wrapped around the tubes in such a way as to cancel noise components and also to produce a differential signal on the secondaries based upon variations of the content of the paramagnetic material. (AEC)
McLyman, Colonel Wm. T.
1996-01-01
None given. From first Par: Many spacecraft (S/C) and surface rovers require the transfer of signals and power across rotating interfaces. Science instruments, antennas and solar arrays are elements needing rotary power transfer for certain (S/C) configurations. Delivery of signal and power has mainly been done by using the simplest means, the slip ring approach. This approach, although simple, leaves debris generating noise over a period of time...The rotary transformer is a good alternative to slip rings for signal and power transfer.
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吴帅兵; 李典庆; 周创兵
2011-01-01
介绍了Orthogonal变换、Rosenblatt变换和Nataf变换三种变换方法的基本原理,并比较了三种变换方法的优缺点及其适用范围.采用算例详细地比较了三种变换方法对可靠度结果的影响.结果表明,Nataf变换和Orthogonal变换的根本区别在于Nataf变换考虑了相关变量变换到相关标准正态空间后相关系数的变化,两种变换可靠指标的差值与变量的变异系数、变量间相关系数以及变量的分布类型都有关系,变量变异系数的影响尤为明显.采用FORM方法计算可靠指标时,Rosenblatt变换的不同变量顺序的可靠指标是不同的.当变换后的独立标准正态空间中功能函数曲线或曲面验算点处非线性程度很高时,采用三种变换时,FORM方法均不能准确地估计可靠指标.鉴于Nataf变换同时具有计算精度高和适用范围广两个优点,结构可靠度计算时宜优先采用.%This paper aims to compare three most representative transformation methods, namely, Orthogonal transformation, Rosenblatt transformation, and Nataf transformation, for structural reliability analysis with correlated variables. Firstly, the above three transformation methods are introduced. Then, the merits and applicable conditions for the considered three methods are compared. Finally, three examples are employed to compare the reliability results using the three transformation methods. The results indicate that the essential difference between the Nataf transformation and the Orthogonal transformation is that the former can take the reduced covariance matrix of correlated standard normal variables into consideration. The difference between the reliability indexes for the Nataf transformation and the Orthogonal transformation depends on the coefficients of variation, correlation coefficients, and distribution types associated with input variables, especially for coefficients of variation of the input variables. For different orderings of input
A Short Survey on Arithmetic Transforms and the Arithmetic Hartley Transform
Cintra, R. J.; de Oliveira, H. M.
2015-01-01
Arithmetic complexity has a main role in the performance of algorithms for spectrum evaluation. Arithmetic transform theory offers a method for computing trigonometrical transforms with minimal number of multiplications. In this paper, the proposed algorithms for the arithmetic Fourier transform are surveyed. A new arithmetic transform for computing the discrete Hartley transform is introduced: the Arithmetic Hartley transform. The interpolation process is shown to be the key element of the a...
INFORMATION MODEL OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS
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Мария Васильевна Комова
2013-09-01
Full Text Available The social transformation is considered as a process of qualitative changes of the society, creating a new level of organization in all areas of life, in different social formations, societies of different types of development. The purpose of the study is to create a universal model for studying social transformations based on their understanding as the consequence of the information exchange processes in the society. After defining the conceptual model of the study, the author uses the following methods: the descriptive method, analysis, synthesis, comparison.Information, objectively existing in all elements and systems of the material world, is an integral attribute of the society transformation as well. The information model of social transformations is based on the definition of the society transformation as the change in the information that functions in the society’s information space. The study of social transformations is the study of information flows circulating in the society and being characterized by different spatial, temporal, and structural states. Social transformations are a highly integrated system of social processes and phenomena, the nature, course and consequences of which are affected by the factors representing the whole complex of material objects. The integrated information model of social transformations foresees the interaction of the following components: social memory, information space, and the social ideal. To determine the dynamics and intensity of social transformations the author uses the notions of "information threshold of social transformations" and "information pressure".Thus, the universal nature of information leads to considering social transformations as a system of information exchange processes. Social transformations can be extended to any episteme actualized by social needs. The establishment of an information threshold allows to simulate the course of social development, to predict the
Marlow, D L
1996-01-01
In these uncertain times in the healthcare industry, administrators are asked to do more with less time and resources. Because of the extended roles they are playing in today's organizations, radiology administrators are looked upon as agents of change. What leadership skills do they need in this turbulent and uncertain healthcare environment? What are the trait's of tomorrow's leaders? The transformational leader is the one who will guide us through this changing healthcare environment. Several behavioral patterns emerge as important traits for tomorrow's leaders to have-individual consideration, intellectual stimulation and charisma. Tomorrow's leader must view each person as an individual, showing genuine concern and belief in each person's ability to perform. Transformational leaders stimulate others by encouraging them to be curious and try new ideas. The final characteristic, charisma, is the ability to inspire others. Luckily, leaders are made, not born: today's leaders can learn to be responsive, to draw out new ideas from employees, and to communicate self-esteem, energy and enthusiasm. PMID:10163135
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Jauregui Correa, Juan Carlos; Rubio Cerda, Eduardo; Gonzalez Brambila, Oscar [CIATEQ, A.C., Queretaro (Mexico)
2007-11-15
The modern processes of signal analysis that measure mechanical vibrations are based on the fast transform of Fourier (FFT), nevertheless, this method is not able to identify transient phenomena nor of nonlinear nature. Although many efforts have been made to try to identify these phenomena in the frequency spectra, it is not possible to correlate the spectra with the physical characteristics of this type of phenomena. Within these phenomena on the rubbing of a rotor against the housing or trunnion of a bearing, this phenomenon has a nonlinear behavior, as it is demonstrated in this paper. In the first part a method based on the of signal analysis type wavelets is presented and how this technique can be used to predict transient and nonlinear phenomena. Once defined the method, its application in the identification of the friction of rotors is demonstrated. With this, one demonstrates that the method presented in this paper allows to also identifying in real time the rubbing phenomenon and also that it can be used as an of analysis technique in the preventive maintenance systems. [Spanish] Los procesos modernos de analisis de senales que miden vibraciones mecanicas se basan en la transformada rapida de Fourier (FFT por sus siglas en ingles), sin embargo, este metodo no es capaz de identificar fenomenos transitorios ni de naturaleza no lineal. A pesar de que se han hecho muchos esfuerzos para tratar de identificar estos fenomenos en los espectros de frecuencia, no es posible correlacionar el espectro con las caracteristicas fisicas de este tipo de fenomenos. Dentro de estos fenomenos sobre el rozamiento de un rotor contra la carcasa o munon de una chumacera, este fenomeno tiene un comportamiento no lineal, como se demuestra en este trabajo. En la primera parte se presenta un metodo basado en el analisis de senales tipo wavelets y como esta tecnica puede utilizarse para predecir fenomenos transitorios y no lineales. Una vez definido el metodo, se demuestra su