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# IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

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Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C1 - 1813
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement publication information

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2
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• ### Special Section on the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1814 - 1815
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• ### Tele-Wobble: A Telerehabilitation Wobble Board for Lower Extremity Therapy

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1816 - 1824
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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Ankle deficiencies occur quite often among poststroke patients and people working in physically demanding professions in general. Computerized telerehabilitation systems have emerged as promising assistive tools for effective diagnosis and rehabilitation interventions. Consequently, the process of recording and analyzing the medical data captured by such systems has become vital for the generation... View full abstract»

• ### Parabolic Modeling of the Major Temporal Arcade in Retinal Fundus Images

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1825 - 1838
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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Monitoring measurements of the openness of the major temporal arcade (MTA) and how they change over time could facilitate improved diagnosis and optimized treatment of retinopathy. We propose methods for the detection, modeling, and measurement of the openness of the MTA, including Gabor filters to detect retinal vessels and the Hough transform to detect and parameterize parabolic forms. Results o... View full abstract»

• ### Using Adaptive Thresholding and Skewness Correction to Detect Gray Areas in Melanoma In Situ Images

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1839 - 1847
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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The incidence of melanoma in situ (MIS) is growing significantly. Detection at the MIS stage provides the highest cure rate for melanoma, but reliable detection of MIS with dermoscopy alone is not yet possible. Adjunct dermoscopic instrumentation using digital image analysis may allow more accurate detection of MIS. Gray areas are a critical component of MIS diagnosis, but automatic detection of t... View full abstract»

• ### Harmonic Ultrasound Imaging of Nanosized Contrast Agents for Multimodal Molecular Diagnoses

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1848 - 1856
Cited by:  Papers (27)
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The aim of the present work was to demonstrate the possibility of selective detection of nanoparticle contrast agents (NPCAs) on diagnostic echographic images by exploiting the second harmonic component they introduce in the spectra of corresponding ultrasound signals, as a consequence of nonlinear distortion during ultrasound propagation. We employed silica nanospheres (SiNSs) of variable diamete... View full abstract»

• ### Validation of Unobtrusive Pressure Sensor Array for Central Sleep Apnea Screening

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1857 - 1865
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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A new understanding about the role and importance of sleep in health combined with rapidly aging demographics presents opportunities for research and development of new approaches in sleep monitoring. As well, challenges with the current sleep-monitoring solution can be addressed by studying the suitability of new monitoring technologies. This paper presents a small-scale validation of the unobtru... View full abstract»

• ### Microwave TDR for Real-Time Control of Intravenous Drip Infusions

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1866 - 1873
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper explores the use of a microwave-reflectometry-based system for the automatic control and real-time monitoring of the flow and of the liquid level in intravenous (IV) medical infusions. In medical and hospital contexts, other kinds of devices, mainly based on the optical detection and counting of the infusion drops, are used. Nevertheless, the proposed system is aimed at circumventing so... View full abstract»

• ### ANOVA-Based Approach for DAC Diagnostics

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1874 - 1882
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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In order to assess the performance of digital-to-analog converters (DAC) the attention is generally focused on the integral nonlinearity INL. Useful diagnostic tools to detect the causes of poor linearity are the linearity and intermodulation errors, which can be evaluated from INL measurements. Linearity and intermodulation errors highlight and quantify erroneous calibration and unwanted interact... View full abstract»

• ### On the Use of Antenna Diversity Measurements for Mobile DVB-T Performance Assessment

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1883 - 1895
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A novel measurement method based on antenna diversity principle is proposed for mobile digital video broadcasting-terrestrial (DVB-T) performance assessment. The method relies on an integrated measurement station and follows a measurement procedure that allows the direct comparison of A/V video signal quality and the respective electric field levels on a geo-referenced basis. The results of a wide... View full abstract»

• ### A Multichannel Magnetic Flux Controller for Periodic Magnetizing Conditions

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1896 - 1907
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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International standards for testing soft magnetic materials require that the magnetic flux density remain sinusoidal with respect to time. Traditionally, this has been achieved via control of the magnetic flux using either analog feedback, which provides real-time control, or iterative digital feedback, which yields more accurate solutions with the cost of increased convergence time. In certain ap... View full abstract»

• ### A PSO–Lyapunov Hybrid Stable Adaptive Fuzzy Tracking Control Approach for Vision-Based Robot Navigation

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1908 - 1914
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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This paper proposes a novel methodology for autonomous mobile robot navigation utilizing the concept of tracking control. Vision-based path planning and subsequent tracking are performed by utilizing proposed stable adaptive state feedback fuzzy tracking controllers designed using the Lyapunov theory and particle-swarm-optimization (PSO)-based hybrid approaches. The objective is to design two self... View full abstract»

• ### Exact Model Order ESPRIT Technique for Harmonics and Interharmonics Estimation

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1915 - 1923
Cited by:  Papers (31)
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Harmonic, which is becoming more and more important day by day in the emerging power system, is one of the most critical power quality parameters. In this paper, the estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance technique (ESPRIT)-based method is proposed with an accurate model order (the number of frequency components) estimate for power system harmonic and interharmonics detection. I... View full abstract»

• ### An Accurate Fractional Period Delay Generation System

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1924 - 1932
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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An all-digital technique is proposed for generating an accurate delay irrespective of the inaccuracies of a controllable delay line. A subsampling technique-based delay measurement unit (DMU) capable of measuring delays accurately for the full period range is used as the feedback element to build accurate fractional period delays based on input digital control bits. The proposed delay generation s... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Implementation of a Modularized Polysomnography System

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1933 - 1944
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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In recent years, an increasing number of people suffer from sleep disorders. Polysomnography (PSG) is commonly used in hospitals or sleep centers to diagnose sleep disorders because it continuously and simultaneously records multiple physiological signals during sleep. However, the excessive number of wired connections for conventional PSG is often a problem that leads to sleep disturbance. Due to... View full abstract»

• ### Nanosecond-Duration Electric Pulse Delivery In Vitro and In Vivo: Experimental Considerations

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1945 - 1954
Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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Microsecond-duration electric pulses are widely used for research and therapeutic purposes. The most commonly used device for in vitro exposure to electric pulses is a standard electroporation cuvette. The use of nanosecond-duration electric pulses [nanosecond pulsed electromagnetic fields (nsPEFs) or nanopulses] is an emerging technology. For microsecond pulses, some dedicated generators with vol... View full abstract»

• ### Design of an Unobtrusive Reaction Force Measurement and Its Application on Treadmills

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1955 - 1965
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Treadmills are frequently used training devices; however, inappropriate jogging habits may result in chronic sports injuries. This paper proposes a reaction-force-measuring system and realizes it on constructing treadmills to measure users' feet reaction forces during their exercise period. The proposed reaction-force-aware treadmill can measure reaction forces of jogging subjects at speeds rangin... View full abstract»

• ### High-Speed Multispectral Iris Capture System Design

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1966 - 1978
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Multispectral iris recognition is one of the most reliable biometrics in terms of recognition performance. This paper describes the design and implementation of a high-speed multispectral iris capture device, which consists of four parts, i.e., capture, illumination, interaction, and control units. A multispectral iris image database is created by the proposed capture device, and then, we use the ... View full abstract»

• ### Capacitance Measurements of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional IC Interconnect Structures by Quasi-Static $C$–$V$ Technique

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1979 - 1990
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In this paper, the quasi-static - (QSCV) measurement technique is applied to measure capacitance of 2-D (planar) and 3-D IC interconnect test structures. The advantages of the quasi-static approach such as the immunity from frequency dependence effects and the capability of measuring small capacitance values in the 100-fF range are particularly attractive for the characterization of the interconne... View full abstract»

• ### Electronic Scheme for Computing Inverse-Cosine and its Application to a GMR Based Angle Sensor

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1991 - 1999
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper presents a new, simple but effective, electronic method to obtain inverse-cosine of an electrical variable. The proposed method is very useful for linearization of sensors whose output is a cosine or sine function of the physical quantity being sensed. The inverse-cosine of the variable is obtained by comparing it with a reference sinusoidal wave. The proposed method is easy to implemen... View full abstract»

• ### Validation of a Complex Permittivity Meter for Porous Media Operating Between 1 and 20 MHz

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2000 - 2011
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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This paper describes the procedure to qualify an admittance meter as a permittivity meter and a conductivity meter σsensor through validation with liquids over a range of relative permittivity εr values from 1 to 80 and with operating frequencies f between 1 and 20 MHz. The sensor is a capacitor which consists of two parallel cylinders of 10-cm typical dimension... View full abstract»

• ### A Versatile Instrument for the Characterization of Capacitive Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2012 - 2021
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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This paper presents a laboratory prototype of an instrument developed for electromechanical characterization of capacitive micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS). The instrument aims at filling the gap between commercial electrical instrumentation (impedance meters) and optical instrumentation: For most M/NEMS devices, impedance meters allow only quasi-stationary measurements (i.e., cap... View full abstract»

• ### Multichannel Receiver Design, Instrumentation, and First Results at the National Weather Radar Testbed

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2022 - 2033
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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When the National Weather Radar Testbed (NWRT) was installed in 2004, a single-channel digital receiver was implemented so that the radar could mimic typical Weather Surveillance Radar (WSR) version 1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) capability. This, however, left unused eight other channels, built into the antenna. This paper describes the hardware instrumentation of a recently completed project that digiti... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of Different Configurations of Nonideal Calibration Standards on Vector Network Analyzer Performance

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2034 - 2041
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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To perform system error correction of a microwave vector network analyzer (VNA), several calibration procedures are applied, several of which are derived from the well-known short-open-load-through (SOLT) calibration method where lumped one-port circuits like short circuits, open circuits, and low-reflective loads are used as calibration standards. These derived calibration algorithms only use thr... View full abstract»

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Papers are sought that address innovative solutions to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena for the purpose of advancing measurement science, methods, functionality and applications.

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