The current energy crisis has pointed out the need for alternative, non-depletable sources of power. Solar energy would appear to be a likely source of such power for the state of Florida where the average home receives enough of this energy to...
This research report discussed modern sample and hold theory and techniques and then uses them to develop a new differential sampling concept to solve a real engineering problem, involving the synchronous demodulation of three amplitude modulated...
Shape from shading (SFS) deals with the recovery of 3D shape from a single monocular image. This problem was formally introduced by Horn in the early 1970s. Since then it has received considerable attention, and several efforts have been made to...
This thesis addresses the problem of stracting heat from sealed electronic enclosures. Typical industry practice is to use various air-to-air and air-to-liquid heat exchangers. These techniques are known to require costly custom designs. This...
There have been many studies performed and techniques appied to solve the problem of estimating man-month effort for software projects. Despite all the effort expended to solving this problem the results achieved from the various techniques have...
This report describes the study of a new approach to resolve pulse radar range bin ambiguity problem. The nature and the cause of the problem are discussed, and various methods presently used to solve this problem are presented. The report points...
Today, the engineer is faced with the task of predicting and evaluating the extent of the Nonpoint Sources that pollute our waterways. A mathematical model may be an extremely useful tool in helping the engineer solve problems in the area of water...
A covariant form of Hamilton's Principle of Stationary Action is formulated and used to solve the general eiconal equation describing the wave function of light in a medium carrying ultrasound. Tensor notation is reviewed and the tensor form of...
This report serves as an overview to the design of an effective Management Information System (MIS) by incorporating the modeling techniques of an Operations Research (OR) approach. It will be shown that the consideration of OR input requirements...
The boundary integral technique was implemented in a computer code for the general static analysis of three dimensional elastic solids. The was based on a formulation of the problem in which the governing boundary equation is developed from the...
Computer networks have become increasingly popular over the last ten years. A simple low cost Mini Apple Network that uses Apple II plus computers and Apple's Parallel Interface Cards, is presented here. The Mini Apple Network is driven by PIC...
This research report is devoted to an investigation of finite impulse response (FIR) filters and their implementation via windowing techniques. Analysis is restricted to those FIR filters that possess both a nonrecursive structure and a linear...
A study on the use of computers for the management of construction projects has been conducted. The findings of this study will be presented here and will consist of: 1. An examination of the different utilization of computers in the field of...
A model (NONLINRK) was developed for a closed tank system under feedback control by an ideal proportional-integral-derivative controller. Under servo action the fluid level in the tank is altered from its equilibrium set point. Under regulatory...