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Article | 09-April-2018

Multi - scale Target Tracking Algorithm with Kalman Filter in Compression Sensing

Real-time Compressive Tracking (CT) uses the compression sensing theory to provide a new research direction for the target tracking field. The algorithm is simple, efficient and real-time. But there are still shortcomings: tracking results prone to drift phenomenon, cannot adapt to tracking the target scale changes. In order to solve these problems, this paper proposes to use the Kalman filter to generate the distance weights, and then use the weighted Bayesian classifier to correct the

Yichen Duan, Xue Li, Peng Wang, Dan Xu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 3, 10–14

research-article | 12-April-2019

Therapeutic reactance in adolescents: the psychometrics of the Therapeutic Reactance Scale in adolescents

middle of this continuum). Given the expansion of psychological reactance theory into clinical psychology, there are now a large number of instruments available for the assessment of trait reactance. These include the Questionnaire for the Measurement of Psychological reactance (QMPR) (4); the Mallon Reactance Scale (5); the HPRS (6); and, the Salzburger State Reactance Scale (7) amongst others. One of the most widely used instruments is the TRS. The TRS, developed by Dowd et al. (8), was designed to

Richard A. Inman, Ana Margarida Sousa, Diana Cunha, Paulo Moreira

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 7 , 20–28

Article | 30-November-2020

Motion Blur Image Restoration by Multi-Scale Residual Neural Network

ordinary cameras, and it is difficult to popularize and use it on a large scale. Therefore, using efficient and convenient algorithms designed to restore clear images from motion blurred images is currently the mainstream method to deal with motion blurred. Motion blur is based on the image blur mechanism to model, solve and restore the corresponding high-quality clear image. When the fuzzy kernel is unknown, deblurring is a typical ill-posed problem. How to obtain the final clear image of the image

Xu Hexin, Zhao Li, Jiao Yan

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 6 , ISSUE 1, 57–67

Article | 26-October-2019

Mass-scale donor red cell genotyping using real-time array technology

Blood centers are in the unique position to evaluate large numbers of blood donations for antigen-negative blood types. The limitations with the use of hemagglutination, however, can be circumvented with red cell genotyping. The reagents used for genotyping are synthesized and can be designed for any of the known blood group antigen single nucleotide polymorphisms that are associated with blood group antigen expression. There is interest in the application of mass-scale red cell genotyping of

Gregory A. Denomme, Michael J. Schanen

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 2, 69–74

research-article | 18-July-2020

Psychometric validity of the Compassionate Engagement and Action Scale for Adolescents: a Swedish version

-report measurement of compassion (1, 13). For example, some see compassion as an affective state (14), others describe four or five core qualities (15), and yet others focus primarily on self-compassion and link it to bimodal constructs such as self-kindness vs. self-criticism (16, 17). The majority of studies that have explored self-compassion in adolescent populations have used Neff’s (16) definition and Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), and only one study, not yet published (only as a poster

Eva Henje, Frida Carlberg Rindestig, Paul Gilbert, Inga Dennhag

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 8 , 70–80

Article | 01-June-2016

MULTI-SCALE COMPRESSED SENSING BASED ON SPLIT AUGMENTED LAGRANGIAN SHRINKAGE ALGORITHM FOR IMAGE SUPER-RESOLUTION RECONSTRUCTION

This paper proposes a multi-scale compressed sensing algorithm in shearlet domain by exploiting discrete Shearlet transform which can optimally represent the images with edges. An image is decomposed by shearlet. The compressed sensing is deployed in each of the directional sub-bands of high frequency scales. And inverse measurement matrix is modified by the upsampling operator to enhance the resolution of image. In addition, the original image reconstructed by compressed sensing based on super

Tian Shu-yao, Hu Chun-hai

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 2, 563–579

Article | 16-April-2018

O&M Environmental Complexity Scale

There is a need for standardised measures that can be used in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) research and practice worldwide. This paper proposes a six step O&M Environmental Complexity Scale. The Scale is founded on an understanding that there is symbiotic interplay between the environment and the people who live in it. Complexity escalates with increases in physical components, pace of movement and social codes, and with a shift from predictability to unpredictability, requiring a

Lil Deverell, B.Ed., Grad.Dip. O&M, M.Ed.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 4 , ISSUE 1, 64–77

Article | 24-April-2018

Evaluating Performance of Broadband NetworkBased on Indexes of TCP Messages

Qos of broadband network is important. ISPs have some methods for evaluate it. But they are not efficient enough. This paper present a new method in which delay and scale of windows of TCP messages are used for evaluating performance of broadband. Comparison between delay or scale of window s of samples is the core idea of the method. There are two kinds of comparison.One is absolute terms of above-mentioned indexes,another is score,that is relative term. We can grade samples according to their

Xin Wang, Yali Liu, Keguang Yang, Yi Gao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 4, 31–35

Article | 11-July-2017

Improved Estimation of the Scale Parameter for Log-Logistic Distribution Using Balanced Ranked Set Sampling

Abstract In this article we have suggested some improved estimators of a scale parameter of log-logistic distribution (LLD) under a situation where the units in a sample can be ordered by judgement method without any error. We have also suggested some linear shrinkage estimator of a scale parameter of LLD. Efficiency comparisons are also made in this work.

Housila P. Singh, Vishal Mehta

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 53–74

Case report | 25-January-2018

Top of the Charts: Detecting neurological deterioration more efficiently through improved documentation.

The Glasgow Coma Scale is a practical tool, accepted and utilised worldwide, to assess a patient’s conscious level. Despite the introduction of other tools, the Glasgow Coma Scale still remains the most reliable and effective method of detecting neurological deterioration. Detecting neurological change in an individual requires skilled observation and must rely on the ability of the clinician to carry out an accurate and reliable assessment. A large limitation of the Glasgow Coma Scale is that

Rhiannon Carey, Christine Holland

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 17–20

research-article | 23-April-2019

CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR TESTING THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF AN INTERNAL CAPABILITY AND LOGISTICS OUTSOURCING MEASUREMENT SCALE

their activities because these have a joint impact on what customers perceive as important product attributes and because activities in the clusters outsourced share highly specialized operational skills, physical assets, processes, technologies, and transactional information, enabling the achievement of economies of scale, making the firm more responsive to customer requests and building greater customer loyalty and better customer–firm relations [15]. 3. DEVELOPMENT OF MEASURES In this study

Omer Abdalla SIDDIG, Abdel Hafiez Ali HASABALLAH, Ahmad AL-TIT, Bader ALMOHAIMMEED

Transport Problems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 1, 141–154

Article | 16-April-2018

Environmental Rating Scale for Orientation and Mobility

This paper presents the concept of an environmental rating scale for Orientation and Mobility for blind and vision impaired persons. Such scales currently exist for describing the level of difficulty associated with ski slopes, white water rapids, mountain climbing, and golf courses, to name but a few. These scales serve as the basis for proposing a system which could lead to the standardisation of ratings of difficulty and complexity for this purpose as well. If successfully developed, such a

Bruce B. Blasch, Ph.D., Steven La Grow, Ed.D., William Penrod, Ed.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 1 , ISSUE 1, 9–16

Article | 01-December-2015

AN ADAPTIVE VOICE ACTIVITY DETECTION ALGORITHM

processed to the original voice signal, the characteristic is extracted by means of short-time amplitude, which can simplify operation. Then, large-scale (long frame-length and frame-shift) short-time amplitude is used for rough detection, combining adaptive threshold judgement of consecutive frames, which can find voice areas of start-point and end-point quickly. To these areas, small-scale (short frame-length and frame-shift) short-time amplitude is used for accurate detection, forward scanning is put

Zhang Zhigang, Huang Junqin

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 4, 2175–2194

Article | 13-December-2019

ON PERMUTATION LOCATION–SCALE TESTS

of the tested variable in a population. The presented tests make it possible to verify the overall hypothesis about the identity of both location and scale parameters in the studied populations. In literature, the Lepage test and the Cucconi test are most often referred to in this context. The paper considers various forms of test statistics, and presents a simulation study carried out to determine the size and power of the tests under normality. As the study demonstrated, the advantage of the

Dominika Polko-Zając

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 20 , ISSUE 4, 153–166

research-article | 23-April-2019

ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE ADHESION OF WHEELS TO RAILS

rails. One way to solve this problem is the use of alternative sand bulk materials [4]. As the latter, it is proposed to use abrasive materials having magnetic properties [15-18], for example, magnetite (FeFe2O4), which is the iron oxide of natural origin, and iron scale (FeOFe2O3), which is a by-product of foundry and forging. These materials are similar to quartz sand in terms of hardness. In this regard, the study of the use of magnetite and iron scale in order to increase the coefficient of

Yuriy OSENIN, Lidiya ANTOSHKINA, Igor SOSNOV, Evgeniy SHAPRAN, Aleksei CHESNOKOV

Transport Problems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 1, 59–67

Article | 11-April-2018

GrandStore: Towards Large-Scale Free Personal Cloud Storage

Personal cloud storage services are gaining popularity, such as SkyDrive, iCloud, Dropbox, etc. All of them provide a certain amount of free storage space for individual users, while the free space is quite limit, and you should upgrade to a paid account to get extra space. Therefore, a new approach is proposed in this paper, that many free personal cloud storage accounts are integrated in order to realize large-scale free personal cloud storage. A prototype system called GrandStore is designed

Li Zhang, Bing Tang

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 3, 78–83

Article | 01-December-2014

FACE RECOGNITION BASED ON IMPROVED SUPPORT VECTOR CLUSTERING

Traditional methods for face recognition do not scale well with the number of training sample, which limits the wide applications of related techniques. We propose an improved Support Vector Clustering algorithm to handle the large-scale biometric feature data effectively. We prove theoretically that the proposed algorithm converges to the optimum within any given precision quickly. Compared to related state-of-the-art Support Vector Clustering algorithms, it has the competitive performances on

Yongqing Wang, Xiling Liu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 4, 1807–1829

Research Article | 20-November-2017

SUBJECTIVE APPROACH TO ASSESSING POVERTY IN POLAND – IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL POLICY

The poverty rates based on the OECD scales are frequently used in public debate. In this scale, large families are usually identified as those most in need of financial support. Poland is an interesting case for applying an alternative, subjective approach to calculating equivalent scales, as Poland has a large mean size for households, and is dependent on means-testing in social policymaking. The overall poverty rates for the two approaches are not distinctly different but they lead to

Leszek Morawski, Adrian Domitrz

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 3, 501–520

research-article | 25-August-2020

1/10th scale autonomous vehicle based on convolutional neural network

-focus module with a ribbon connector for Rpi-4. 1/10th scale RC car chassis: for the chassis, the 1/10th scale RC Truck type chassis has been selected. The chassis is assembled using individual components for an electric type 4WD Hobby RC Car (HSP Brand). The details are discussed in the latter part of the design section. E6001 6 kg analog servo: a standard E6001 6 kg Analog 3-wire servo (HSP Brand) has been selected for the system. The servo has a +/−60° rotation angle with 4.8 V power input

Avishkar Seth, Alice James*, Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 13 , ISSUE 1, 1–17

Research Article | 13-December-2019

HYBRID MULTIPLE IMPUTATION IN A LARGE SCALE COMPLEX SURVEY

Large-scale complex surveys typically contain a large number of variables measured on an even larger number of respondents. Missing data is a common problem in such surveys. Since usually most of the variables in a survey are categorical, multiple imputation requires robust methods for modelling high-dimensional categorical data distributions. This paper introduces the 3-stage Hybrid Multiple Imputation (HMI) approach, computationally efficient and easy to implement, to impute complex survey

Humera Razzak, Christian Heumann

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 20 , ISSUE 4, 33–58

Research paper | 04-May-2018

Effects of ascorbic acid on anxiety state and affect in a non-clinical sample

Objective Given that the literature data indicates that ascorbic acid may have an anxiolytic effect, we hypothesized that a single oral administration of ascorbic acid could acutely affect emotional states. Methods The effects of acid ascorbic supplementation on anxiety and other emotional states were evaluated by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and Visual Analogue Mood Scale (VAMS). Immediately before, and 2 hours after receiving a single ascorbic acid dose (1000 mg) or placebo, 142

Bettina Moritz, Marcelo Liborio Schwarzbold, Ricardo Guarnieri, Alexandre Paim Diaz, Ana Lúcia S. Rodrigues, Alcir Luiz Dafre

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 77 , ISSUE 4, 362–372

Article | 18-October-2020

Large-scale use of red blood cell units containing alloantibodies

the 4-month period. This savings was achieved despite some additional costs incurred, including costs of data entry and additional testing on patients’ samples. We concluded that large-scale use of RBC units from donors with alloantibodies is safe and likely to have a minimal impact on a busy transfusion service’s workload and costs. Furthermore, nationwide use of such units would help alleviate projected blood shortages.

Martha R. Combs, Donald H. Bennett, Marilyn J. Telen

Immunohematology, Volume 16 , ISSUE 3, 120–123

Article | 01-June-2015

DESIGN OF AN INTELLIGENT CAR FOR SEARCHING TRACK AND AVOIDING OBSTACLES

With the rapid development of informational and intelligent technology, the mobile robot has become an important branch of robot. In this paper, through UP-InnoSTARTM robot kits for the chassis and MultiFLEXTM 2-PXA270 controller for the control core, we design an intelligent car. It uses infrared proximity sensors to detect obstacles and gray-scale sensors to search the track. And the main functions are: autonomously recognizing the trajectory, searching it steadily, making quick judgment and

Degang Yang, Tingya Liu, Chunyan Hu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 2, 1354–1378

Article | 10-April-2018

Research and Implementation for a class of Large-Scale Full-Range Power System Real-Time Simulator

In order to realize intensive research and analysis of the whole bulk power system, which contains all electronic elements not only includes generator, electronic grid system, but also includes power generation system, based on the thermodynamics and dynamics theory in power generation system and the electromechanical and electromagnetic transient theory in electronic grid system, we established a class of Large-Scale Full-Range Power System Real-Time Simulator (LFPSRS). The definition of

Gu Wei, Zhang Yan, Wang JiHua, Gui JunGuo, Xu MeiMei

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 2 , ISSUE 4, 85–88

Article | 16-April-2018

People’s attitudes to dogs in service: A pilot study of a new 15-point scale

Interference with and discrimination against service dogs is a significant difficulty for people with disabilities. This research was designed to test a new measure of attitudes to service dogs: The People’s Attitudes to Dogs in Service Scale (PADS) to determine whether or not problematic behaviour might be related to tendencies toward dogmatism. An online survey was completed by 34 male and 50 female participants. Participants answered questions about dogmatism and their attitudes to

Helen Louise Thomas, Assoc CIPD; B.Psychology, Hons student

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 8 , ISSUE 1, 127–138

Original Paper | 04-September-2018

Improved Production of Recombinant Human β-NGF in Escherichia coli – a Bioreactor Scale Study

Human nerve growth factor β (β-NGF) is considered a major therapeutic agent for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. We have previously reported the optimized conditions for β-NGF overproduction in Escherichia coli in a shake-flask culture. In this study the optimal %DO (dissolved oxygen) and post induction temperature values for improved production of β-NGF were found in the bioreactor scale using response surface methodology (RSM) as the most common statistical method. Also, for further

ZAHRA HAJIHASSAN, POURIA GHOLAMI TILKO, SEYEDEH MAHDIEH SADAT

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 67 , ISSUE 3, 355–363

Research Article | 30-November-2014

Familiality of Quantitative Autism Traits

family patterns of quantitative autism traits (QAT) in a group of simplex autism families of high-functioning children with ASD.We used the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) to evaluate QAT in 47 ASD families and 46 control families. SRS assessments (parental/spousal evaluations) were collected for the children with ASD, their siblings, and their parents as well as for the control children and their parents.The SRS was able to distinguish individuals with ASD from the control children and from their

Katja Jussila, Kristen Lyall, Sanna Kuusikko-Gauffin, Marja-Leena Mattila, Rachel Pollock-Wurman, Tuula Hurtig, Leena Joskitt, Risto Bloigu, Hanna Ebeling, Irma Moilanen, David Pauls

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 3 , ISSUE 2, 126–135

Article | 18-June-2020

FATIGUE AND SLEEPINESS DURING LONG-DURATION DRIVING: A PRELIMINARY STUDY AMONG INDONESIAN COMMERCIAL DRIVERS

Occupational Fatigue Inventory (SOFI) and the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS). The results of this study demonstrated a consistent increase in the blink rate and subjective measures of fatigue. A significant association was also found between the blink rate and SOFI measures, indicating an association between those objective and subjective measures. Although not statistically significant, there were also changes in PVT parameters associated with driving duration. However, no significant association was

Hardianto IRIDIASTADI, Ibrahim ABDURRAHMAN, Maya PUSPASARI, Herman Rahadian SOETISNA

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 2, 17–24

Article | 08-December-2019

ADAPTATION OF THE SERVQUAL METHOD FOR TESTING THE QUALITY OF PASSENGER AIR SERVICES

Joanna HAWLENA

Transport Problems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 4, 139–150

Original Paper | 13-September-2016

Modified sonoelastographic scale score for lymph node assessment in lymphoma – a preliminary report 

Mateusz Łasecki, Cyprian Olchowy, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Anna Biel, Radosław Chaber, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 60, 45–55

Article | 03-November-2017

MODELING AND CONTROLLER DESIGN FOR THE VVS-400 PILOT SCALE HEATING AND VENTILATION SYSTEM

M.F. Rahmat, N.A. Mohd Subha, Kashif M.Ishaq, N. Abdul Wahab

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2 , ISSUE 4, 579–601

research-article | 30-November-2017

Validation of the Polish version of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (P-NDDI-E)

epilepsy. The NDDI-E is a self-report questionnaire designed to screen for a major depressive episode in patients with epilepsy (Gilliam et al., 2006). It consists of six statements about the last two weeks that are rated from 1 (never) to 4 (always/often). The statements were chosen in a way not to overlap with the common epilepsy deficits or the side effects of antiepileptic drugs. Each inventory item is rated by a PWE on a scale from 1 (never) to 4 (always or often). The minimum score is 6 and the

Bartłomiej Gmaj, Jerzy Majkowski, Jan Szczypiński, Joanna Jędrzejczak, Beata Majkowska-Zwolińska, Marcin Wojnar, Jacek Gawłowicz, Piotr Januszko, Sung Pa Park, Ewa Nagańska, Simon Ziemka, Dorota Wołyńczyk-Gmaj

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1-2, 59–64

research-article | 30-November-2019

A Longitudinal Network Analysis of the German Knowledge Economy from 2009 to 2019: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics at the City–Firm Nexus

the GaWC research is a ranking of global network connectivity for world cities. Such a ranking of leading cities is discussed on a global scale, for individual countries or industries. The GaWC approach faces an extensive body of critique (e.g. Neal 2013; Burger, Meijers, and van Oort 2014; Liu et al. 2014). For our research, we see two important issues. First, the GaWC approach collects data about which firms are located in which cities in the form of a city × firm matrix. An interlocking network

Silke Zöllner, Stefan Lüthi, Alain Thierstein

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 21 , ISSUE 1, 107–133

research-article | 18-December-2020

Elasticity of the coracohumeral ligament in patients with frozen shoulder following rotator interval injection: a case series

roof of the rotator interval, and the long head of biceps tendon sheath below Fig. 5. Shoulder manipulation technique. The patient is asked to demonstrate their range of motion before the injection is performed, and following the procedure is gently helped into elevation, external rotation and internal rotation using a gentle stretching motion Patients were assessed pre-injection with documented pain scores from 0 to 10 on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS

David McKean, Siok Li Chung, Rebecca te Water Naudé, Bernard McElroy, Jonathan Baxter, Aniruddha Pendse, Joseph Papanikitas, James Teh, Richard Hughes

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 83, 300–306

Article | 01-September-2016

A GAIN SCHEDULING OF PI CONTROLLERS OF A MULTI-SPAN WEB TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Nicola Ivan Giannoccaro, Tetsuzo Sakamoto, Issei Uchitomi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 1516–1533

research-article | 31-July-2018

Development and Initial Validation of the O&M VISSIT for Orientation and Mobility Specialists to Determine Service Intensity

availability of resources” (p. 5). Yet, as admitted by Wall Emerson and Anderson (2014) actual service levels might be determined based, at least in part, on the size of the O&M specialist’s caseload. Wall Emerson and Anderson (2014) also reported that 60% of the respondents to their O&M survey indicated having used either the Orientation and Mobility Severity Rating Scale (OMSRS) or the Orientation and Mobility Severity Rating Scale Plus (OMSRS+) to influence caseload size. The authors who developed the

Heather R. Munro, Shannon Darst, Rona L. Pogrund

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 1–11

Article | 07-May-2018

Organic Garbage Disposal Equipment Management System Based on WSN

Huge amount of organic garbage produced by cites with urbanization rapid development. Garbage disposal equipment were put into use in large scale. Traditional measures of equipment management is no more efficient. This paper focuses on realizing informationization and systematization of equipment management through software technology.

Liu Bocheng, Cao Ye, Jialei Song

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 3 , ISSUE 1, 135–138

Research Article | 21-April-2017

The use of modern information technology in research on transport accessibility

Transport accessibility can be analyzed using a number of different methods. The problem with each of them is the difficulty of obtaining data to measure this phenomenon The focus of this article and its main goal are to present methods and tools for gathering data on road traffic; thanks to modern information technology, it is possible to collect real data without the need for large-scale and highly capital-intensive measurements. The application of modern information technology (IT) presented

Bartosz BARTOSIEWICZ, Szymon WIŚNIEWSKI

Transport Problems, Volume 10 , ISSUE 3, 87–98

Article | 01-December-2014

CENTRALIZED DISCRETE STATE SPACE MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL AND DECENTRALIZED PI-D CONTROLLER OF AN AEROTHERMIC PROCESS

The aerothermic process is a pilot scale heating and ventilation system equipped with a heater grid and a centrifugal blower. The interaction between its main variables is considered as challenging for mono-variable controllers. A change in the ventilator speed affects the temperature behavior which represents a factor that must be managed for energy saving and the human welfare. This paper presents an experimental comparison between a Centralized Discrete State Space Model Predictive Control

M. Ramzi, H. Youlal

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 4, 1830–1849

research-article | 24-June-2019

The influence of fixation stability on balance in central vision loss

people with stable fixation and those with unstable fixation. This study used the Mirametrix S2 Eyetracker to categorize participants as having stable fixation or unstable fixation. Balance performance was measured with traditional physical therapy tests such as the Berg Balance Scale and the Timed Up-and-Go and compared between the two groups. The Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale was included to evaluate an individuals’ confidence in their balance abilities. Method Participants

Caitlin Murphy, Michael Kapusta, Olga Overbury

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 10 , ISSUE 1, 1–9

Article | 05-June-2013

A SIMPLIFIED MODEL STRUCTURE FOR AN ACTIVATED SLUDGE SYSTEM

an activated sludge system using neuro-fuzzy system. Efficiency, ease of use, effectiveness and fast convergence are some of the alluring qualities of neuro-fuzzy technique. Building a reliable and flexible model requires validation with full scale or experimental data. Therefore, with the use of the full-scale data from the domestic wastewater treatment plant in Malaysia, the validation was achieved. For comparison, auto regressive with exogenous input (ARX) model was used. Simulation studies

M.S. Gaya, N. A. Wahab, Y. M. Sam, A.N Anuar, S.I. Samsuddin, M.C Razali

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 3, 1167–1179

Research paper | 15-January-2019

Neurological improvement in patients with chronic spinal cord injury treated with leuprolide acetate, an agonist of GnRH

beginning and at the end of treatment; using a sensitivity and motor impairment scale, according to the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), and grade of independence scale; employing the spinal cord independence measure (SCIM). Statistical analysis showed a significant improvement in the ASIA sensory score and the SCIM score when comparing the initial versus final evaluation after six months of LA administration. Some patients showed an increase in frequency of bowel movements. Treatment with LA

José Luis Quintanar, Carmen Díaz-Galindo, Denisse Calderón-Vallejo, Irma Hernández-Jasso, Froylán Rojas, Daniel Medina-Aguiñaga, Carlos Olvera-Sandoval

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 78 , ISSUE 4, 352–357

Research paper | 13-December-2017

LAMB WAVE BASED MONITORING OF PLATE-STIFFENER DEBODING USING A CIRCULAR ARRAY OF
PIEZOELECTRIC SENSORS

employed and a damage index is plotted against the damage parameters for frequency sweep of the excitation signal (a windowed sine signal). Wavelet coefficient in time gives an insight regarding the effect of debonding growth on the Lamb wave transmission in time-frequency scale. We present here a method to eliminate the time scale effect which helps in identifying easily the signature of damage in the measured signals including the reflection from the boundary of the plate. The proposed method becomes

V. T. Rathod, D. Roy Mahapatra

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 3 , ISSUE 1, 27–44

Article | 15-March-2019

ON A LESS CUMBERSOME METHOD OF ESTIMATION OF PARAMETERS OF LINDLEY DISTRIBUTION BY ORDER STATISTICS

In this article, we have derived suitable U-statistics from a sample of any size exceeding a specified integer to estimate the location and scale parameters of Lindley distribution without the evaluation of means, variances and co-variances of order statistics of an equivalent sample size arising from the corresponding standard form of distribution. The exact variances of the estimators have been also obtained.

M. R. Irshad, R. Maya

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 19 , ISSUE 4, 597–620

Research paper | 29-September-2017

Narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder show different slow wave activity dynamics

The aim of the study was to compare electrophysiological parameters of night sleep in narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder. Forty-four patients: 15 with narcolepsy type 1, 14 with hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder and 15 age- and sex-matched controls participated in the study. The study subjects filled in the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The severity of daytime sleepiness was quantified subjectively

Ewa Walacik-Ufnal, Anna Justyna Piotrowska, Dorota Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, Piotr Januszko, Bartłomiej Gmaj, Marcin Ufnal, Marek Kabat, Marcin Wojnar

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 77 , ISSUE 2, 147–156

Research Article | 20-November-2017

AN APPLICATION OF FUNCTIONAL MULTIVARIATE REGRESSION MODEL TO MULTICLASS CLASSIFICATION

In this paper, the scale response functional multivariate regression model is considered. By using the basis functions representation of functional predictors and regression coefficients, this model is rewritten as a multivariate regression model. This representation of the functional multivariate regression model is used for multiclass classification for multivariate functional data. Computational experiments performed on real labelled data sets demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed

Mirosław Krzyśko, Łukasz Smaga

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 3, 433–442

Article | 09-August-2018

THE WAYS OF ADJUSTING HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN TO THE NEEDS OF THE CHILD – THE EXAMPLE OF MEYER CHILDREN HOSPITAL IN FLORENCE, ITALY

Magdalena Jamrozik-Szatanek, Łukasz Jamrozik-Szatanek

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 11–20

short-report | 05-September-2020

Long-Term Evaluation of an Australian Peer Outdoor Support Therapy for Contemporary War Veterans

). The LSQ is a 13-item questionnaire measuring quality of life in 13 domains on a 10-point Likert scale ranging from 0 (dissatisfied) to 10 (satisfied) (32). LSQ reliability was found to be α=0.73 (38). Questions include life satisfaction in “the home in which you live” and “your current sleep pattern” (32). Scores across items are summed for a total score of life satisfaction. The larger the score, the greater the individual’s overall life satisfaction (minimum=0, maximum=130). General Perceived

S Cloete, L Chantler

Eat, Sleep, Work, Volume 3 , 39–53

Article | 09-August-2018

THE USE OF LOW-CALORIFIC VALUE GASES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING

The use of low-calorific value gases is a way to gaseous fuels supply diversification. LCV gases present an application potential in various technologies e.g. reburning process. The experimental investigation of the reburning process in small scale coal-fired boiler using sewage sludge-derived syngas was carried out. The influence of the LCV gas stream on the nitrogen oxides emission reduction was analyzed. The emission reduction reached almost 30% with 11% gas share in thermal input.  

Wojciech Uchman, Sebastian Werle

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 127–132

Research Article | 13-December-2017

SCALING ISSUES IN LARGE NETWORKS OF SMALL SENSORS: ENERGY AND COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

review of the lesson that small is strong, big is weak. The section on speed relates design and scale to inherent speed capability, including a discussion of why humanoid robots walk in unnatural-looking ways. The section on energy reinforces the realization that stored energy scales as the cube of a body’s characteristic linear dimension, whereas its baseline power requirement usually scales as a lower power, e.g., the square of that dimension, so running time and range usually decrease cripplingly

Mel Siegel

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1 , ISSUE 1, 285–299

short-report | 05-September-2020

The Effects of Social Support on the Relationship between Infant Sleep and Postnatal Depression

social support (12, 13). Furthermore, PND can also occur independently of a predisposition to mental health problems because parents, and in particular mothers, often have to cope with sleep fragmentation and sleep deprivation caused by infant night waking, on top of other life stressors and pressures (14). Data have shown that up to 45% of mothers who seek formal help in relation to their infant’s sleep problems score in the clinical range on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (15

Y King, S Blunden

Eat, Sleep, Work, Volume 2 , ISSUE 1, 2–17

research-article | 26-March-2021

On the relation of white matter brain abnormalities and the asociality symptoms in schizophrenia outpatients – a DTI study

Erausquin, 2013). Yet, regarding the existing DTI studies on the structural biomarkers of the negative symptoms in schizophrenia, the observed inconsistency of the results could be due to the high heterogeneity of clinical images between schizophrenic individuals. The lack of application of detailed clinical assessment of specific negative symptoms is also one of the most important issues. First of all, two clinical tools were commonly used in a majority of DTI research in schizophrenia the Scale for

Przemysław Adamczyk, Olga Płonka, Dawid Kruk, Martin Jáni, Piotr Błądziński, Aneta Kalisz, Stynke Castelein, Andrzej Cechnicki, Miroslaw Wyczesany

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 81 , ISSUE 1, 80–95

Article | 30-November-2018

Research and Improvement of Apriori Algorithm Based on Hadoop

Gao Pengfei, Wang Jianguo, Liu Pengcheng

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 3 , ISSUE 3, 100–105

Article | 17-November-2020

Flow cytometric phenotyping of platelet HPA-1a antigen: donor screening for a case of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia due to anti-HPA-1a antibodies

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia can effectively be treated by transfusing compatible platelets to the affected newborn, but typed, compatible platelets are not generally available. For a case of probable neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia due to anti-HPA-1a, part of the donor population of the regional blood bank was phenotyped to find HPA-1a-negative platelets. A flow cytometric technique was used, which is reliable, rapid, and relatively simple and therefore well suited for large-scale

Johannes J.M.L. Hoffmann, Willy C.M. Janssen, Harry Y. von Hegedus

Immunohematology, Volume 11 , ISSUE 4, 125–128

review-article | 23-April-2021

Prevalence of depressive symptoms among older children and young adolescents: a longitudinal population-based study

Questionnaire (SMFQ) (40, 41). SMFQ is a 13-item self-report questionnaire designed to measure core depressive symptomatology in children and adolescents aged 6–17 years old. SMFQ assesses symptoms of depression during the past 2 weeks. All 13 items are negatively phrased and rated on a 3-point Likert scale with response categories ranging from 0 (Not true) to 2 (True). Example items include “I felt miserable or unhappy”, “I did everything wrong” and “I cried a lot”. Total scores range from 0 to 26, and

Else Marie Lysfjord Juul, Odin Hjemdal, Tore Aune

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 9 , 64–72

Research Article | 07-February-2019

PAYMENT MONITORING AS A LEADING ISSUE IN THE OPERATION OF TRANSPORT COMPANIES IN POLAND

Nowadays, transport companies operate in a constantly changing environment and are exposed to various risks. One of the main problems of the carriers is the difficulty in obtaining payment for the provided services. The purpose of this article is to assess the scale of debt recovery problem in the Polish transport companies. The publication characterizes main reasons of the occurrence of delays in payments and describes the most effective methods of debt recovery. The article provides us with

Kamil ROMAN

Transport Problems, Volume 13 , ISSUE 4, 5–12

Article | 26-August-2018

NOVEL ANAMMOX MEMBRANE ELECTRO-BIOREACTOR

This paper presents an alternative method for nitrogen removal using modified membrane reactor. A novel Anammox submerged membrane electro-bioreactor (Anammox-SMEBR) was developed to enhance nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater. At lab scale a comparison between continuous flow MBE and Anammox-SMEBR reactors was conducted. The novel reactor removed nitrate and ammonia by over 95% and 97%, respectively. The removal was due to subsequent application of aerobic and anoxic conditions in the

Maria ELEKTOROWICZ, Seyedehfatemeh HOSSEINI, Sharif IBEID

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 123–128

Research Article | 17-October-2018

Effective and efficient committee work: A Systematic overview of multidisciplinary literatures

implementation of decisions but may be more difficult to convene and manage appropriately. However, where chairs manage conflict constructively, more varied membership leads to better performance and more reliable judgements. These small-scale interactions reflect the larger scale institutional relationships, hierarchies and cultures which act as a backdrop to committee activities. These findings suggest that effective committee performance is enhanced by: appointing members from all key stakeholder groups

Sandy Oliver, Katie Hollingworth, Rob Briner, Catherine Swann, Kate Hinds, Chris Roche

Evidence Base, Volume 2018 , ISSUE 2, 1–21

research-article | 30-November-2018

The shortened version of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ-S; Sweden): a validation study in United Kingdom adolescents

participate. Schools were asked to provide one class from each of years 8 to 12 (ages 12-16 years). All pupils present on the day of data collection participated in the study. The study received ethical approval from the Ethics Committee at the University of Liverpool. Measures The 27-items of the ASQ-S (11) were used for analyses. The scale measures stress in nine of the original ten ASQ domains: home life, school attendance, school performance, romantic relationships, peer pressure, school-leisure

Michael McKay, James Andretta, John Perry

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 7 , 81–87

research-article | 12-September-2019

The influence of clinical and immune variables on psychopathological syndromes in partial epilepsies in relation to handedness

International League Against Epilepsy has been used in the current study (Fisher et al., 2017). Along with these data, the assessment of seizures severity according to the National Hospital Seizure Severity Scale (NHS3) (O’Donoghue et al., 1996) has been performed. Assessment of psychopathological status of patients has been performed by using the Symptom Check List-90 (SCL-90). This questionnaire represents a self-rated scale that has 9 psychiatric symptom groups, consisting of 90 items with a range of

Vladimir V. Kalinin, Elena V. Zheleznova, Kirill Y. Subbotin, Natalia G. Yermakova, Anna A. Zemlyanaya, Lyudmila V. Sokolova

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 27 , 17–25

Article | 02-November-2017

Scalability and Performance Issues in Deeply Embedded Sensor Systems

The property of scalability for a given system indicates the ability of a system or a subsystem to be modified with changing load on the system. For a sufficiently large complex system, there are several factors that influence the ability of the system to scale. It is necessary to incorporate solutions to these factors (or bottlenecks) in the design for scalability of a given system. In this paper, we discuss such design principles to handle the key factors that influence the scalability of

Prasanna Sridhar, Asad M. Madni

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2 , ISSUE 1, 1–14

Article | 01-September-2015

COMPUTER VISION-BASED COLOR IMAGE SEGMENTATION WITH IMPROVED KERNEL CLUSTERING

Color image segmentation has been widely applied to diverse fields in the past decades for containing more information than gray ones, whose essence is a process of clustering according to the color of pixels. However, traditional clustering methods do not scale well with the number of data, which limits the ability of handling massive data effectively. We developed an improved kernel clustering algorithm for computing the different clusters of given color images in kernel-induced space for

Yongqing Wang, Chunxiang Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 3, 1706–1729

Article | 26-August-2018

CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC SPACES AS MEETING PLACES

Examples presented in the paper are focused on functional and formal elements that have a positive impact on the attractiveness of the use of public space in the city. They show how in different scale and using various architectural and urban elements to create or transform a space that has gained acceptance and responded to the needs of different user groups. The study used methods of observation and comparison of selected examples in different locations in the world and the method of analysis

Kinga PALUS, Joanna ZABAWA-KRZYPKOWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 2, 21–28

Research Article | 15-February-2020

Particle characterization system for industrial and naval applications

The Interferometric Particle Imaging (IPI) technique was modified and adapted to provide particle size and particle concentration measurements in harsh environments. The development was forced by the challenge of nuclei concentration measurement in cavitation tunnels and full scale measurements in the wake flow of a vessel. Because only bubbles act as cavitation nuclei, discrimination between bubbles and other solid particles in the multi-phase flow is necessary. The size measurement and

Eric Ebert, Willfried Kröger, Kay Domke, Nils Andreas Damaschke

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 5, 1–5

Article | 11-January-2021

Review of Anomaly Detection Based on Log Analysis

to impose more complex filtering rules. The cost of this method is very high, writing effective scripts requires a deep understanding of the target system, and these scripts written for specific target systems cannot be applied to other systems, and their versatility is poor. But even without considering the cost, this approach has become no longer feasible for today’s software systems. The ever-increasing log data scale and network security issues make network managers face severe challenges

Xudong Wu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 40–49

Research Article | 03-March-2021

Analysis of Polish mutual funds performance: a Markovian approach

The aim of this study is to determine whether mutual funds provide benefits for their clients. The performance of Polish mutual funds has been evaluated in terms of their efficiency, including their potential inertia over time. Moreover, the use of the phenomenon of economies of scale resulting from assets inflow to the fund by means of the Markovian framework has been examined. The results are consistent with the efficient market hypothesis. When assessing the market-adjusted returns

Dariusz Filip, Tomasz Rogala

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 22 , ISSUE 1, 115–130

Article | 01-September-2014

GIS FOR ARCHEOLOGICAL DATA

The digital system of Archaeology includes multi-scale non-destructive detection (NDD) of archaeological methods, data mining technologies and the GIS of archaeological detect. Heritage preservation is not just to protect the cultural relics which have been excavated. NDD method could detect archaeological artifacts and clarify the statues of cultural relics buried underground. Due to data mining algorithm we can obtain archaeological information via detection data. Finally, apply GIS

CAO Ligang, WANG Xuben

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 3, 1347–1363

Research Article | 15-February-2020

A multi-wavelength discriminating sensor with a wireless mote interface for aquatic pollution monitoring

monitoring platforms. Growing international emphasis on the management of water quality is giving rise to an expansion of the international market for novel robust, miniaturized, intelligent water monitoring systems capable of measuring local environmentally detrimental events such as localised small scale chemical pollution.

Eoin O’Connell, Sinead O’Keeffe, Thomas Newe, Elfed Lewis, Damien Meere

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Research paper | 15-February-2020

Detection of P300 brain waves using a MagnetoImpedance sensor

We have previously reported a study on brain activity detection in occipital region using a picotesla-scale MagnetoImpedance (MI) sensor. Based on past studies, the target of the present study was to review the performance of MI sensor on parietal region brain activity detection. Human brain magnetic field is extremely weak, in order to detect the faint magnetic field, we constructed an MI measurement system that can cancel out the background noise (e.g., geomagnetic field) instead of using a

K. Wang, S. Tajima, Y. Asano, Y. Okuda, N. Hamada, C. Cai, T. Uchiyama

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Article | 30-November-2019

Design of Electric Power Line Drawing Algorithm

completed before automatically generating circuit drawing. (1) Traverse from the starting point (transformer) to calculate the power supply radius of each pole. (2) Draw title block, mark drawing scale, drawing date, type and quantity of various poles, model and length of conductor, number of meter boxes, maximum power supply radius, etc. (3) Statistics of the types, specifications, quantities of various poles in the substation, the length of wires of various specifications and types, the number of

Sun Pengzhan, Lei Juchao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 71–75

Research Article | 30-November-2013

Risk factors for suicide attempts in the total population of Faroese eighth graders

female and male adolescents.Analyses were conducted based on data from The Faroese Adolescent Trauma Study, a self-report questionnaire survey including a total population of Faroese eighth graders (N = 687; 85 % response rate, mean age 14.2 years, SD = 2.1). The questionnaire included The Revised Adult Attachment Scale (RAAS), The Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSC), and The Crisis Support Scale (CSS).In the total population 9.9 % (N = 68) of the participants reported life-time suicide attempt; of those

Tóra Petersen, Ask Elklit

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 2 , ISSUE 3, 106–114

Research Article | 02-November-2017

DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF BULK MICROMACHINED ACCELEROMETER FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

The accelerometers used for Inertial Navigation in satellite launch vehicles demand excellent performance in terms of sensitivity, noise immunity, linearity, bias and scale factor stability over time and environmental changes. Detailed and in-depth design of the microstructure by computer simulation is required to ensure structural integrity and reliability of the microstructure. The microstructure of the accelerometer consists of a proof mass suspended from the mounting frame by beam springs

Thampi Paul, Jaspreet Singh, M. M. Nayak, K. Rajanna, M. Sasi Kumar

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1 , ISSUE 4, 1019–1030

Article | 01-December-2012

DISTRIBUTED TRUST INFERENCE MODEL BASED ON PROBABILITY AND BALANCE THEORY FOR PEER-TO-PEER SYSTEMS

Researchers have done much around how to measure trust degrees or levels by local and global style in a given distributed network. However, how to infer trust degree for a strange node efficiently in a large-scale distributed environment was little done. This paper focuses on this problem, and proposes a novel trust model based on balance theory and probability theory. We firstly design a simple direct trust model for evidence computing, then construct trust relations network and trust

Zhenhua Tan, Guangming Yang, Wei Cheng

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 1063–1080

Research Article | 10-April-2013

Low Energy Adaptive Routing Hierarchy Based on Differential Evolution

In recent years, wireless sensor network (WSN) is a rapidly evolving technological platform with tremendous and novel applications. Many routing protocols have been specially designed for WSN because the sensor nodes are typically battery-power. To prolong the network lifetime, power management and energy-efficient routing techniques become necessary. In large scale wireless sensor networks, hierarchical routing has the advantage of providing scalable and resource efficient solutions. To find

Xiangyuan Yin, Zhihao Ling, Liping Guan

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 2, 523–547

Research paper | 01-September-2014

KNOWLEDGE-BASED MODELING FOR PREDICTING CANE SUGAR CRYSTALLIZATION STATE

This paper proposes a knowledge-based model applied to an experimental scale evaporative cane sugar crystallization process, which combines the methods of offline and online knowledge acquisition. Firstly, a data mining method based on rough set theory is utilized to extract information from the large quantity of relevant data obtained in experiment. This method products an offline predictive knowledge. Thereafter, a method for online knowledge learning and self-improvement is put forward

Yanmei Meng, Xian Yu, Haiping He, Zhihong Tang, Xiaochun Wang, Jian Chen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 3, 942–965

Article | 02-November-2017

STUDY OF SUPERHYDROPHILIC NANOPARTICLE-BASED ULTRA-THIN FILMS TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPTICAL FIBER HUMIDITY SENSORS

The study of new nanostructured transparent materials in order to control the permeability properties of the objects is a very interesting field of research due to its enormous applications in optical and electronics among others. With the aim of achieving superhydrophilic coatings it is very important to control some coating parameters such as the water affinity of the coating materials and the overall thickness and roughness at the nanometer scale. In this work transparent superhydrophilic

Miguel Hernaez, Ignacio R. Matias, Jesus M. Corres, Javier Goicoechea, Javier Bravo, Francisco J. Arregui

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2 , ISSUE 1, 63–74

Article | 01-September-2013

PM ENHANCED SENSING OF INTERNAL EMF VARIATION- A TOOL TO STUDY PMBLDC/AC MOTORS

obtaining a replica of stator induced EMF using additional auxiliary stator and rotor. The auxiliary stator winding induced EMF is amplified using Power Operational Amplifier (P-OPAMP) and the output is connected to the main stator winding. The proposed scheme has been tested at laboratory scale and has been found to be a promising alternative scheme for operation of PMBLDC/AC motors.

R K Srivastava, S K Singh, Ankita Dwivedi, Srikanth Gollapudi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 4, 1456–1478

Article | 01-March-2015

ACOUSTIC-PHONETIC FEATURE BASED DIALECT IDENTIFICATION IN HINDI SPEECH

prediction coefficients (PLP) and PLP derived from Mel-scale filter bank (MFPLP) have been extracted as spectral features from the spoken utterances. They are further used to measure the capability of Auto-associative neural networks (AANN) for capturing non-linear relation specific to information from spectral features. Prosodic features are for capturing long - range features. Based on these features efficiency of AANN is measured to model intrinsic characteristics of speech features due to dialects.

Shweta Sinha, Aruna Jain, S. S. Agrawal

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 1, 235–254

Article | 01-March-2015

OBJECT TRACKING BASED ON MACHINE VISION AND IMPROVED SVDD ALGORITHM

be high, which makes it do not scale well with the number of training sample, and limits its wide applications. Based on the idea proposed by Support Vector Data Description, we present an improved SVDD algorithm to handle object tracking efficiently. The experimental results on synthetic data, tracking results on car and plane demonstrate the validity of the proposed algorithm.

Yongqing Wang, Yanzhou Zhang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 1, 677–696

Article | 01-September-2016

VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY OF THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF RESERVOIR CORE

To solve the problem in conventional technologies of analysis and integration in micro scale of reservoir core, virtual reality and visualization technology can be used in the research of reservoir core microstructure. Integrated with practical research and application works, the modeling method of reservoir core and the database store method of microstructure model are analyzed and discussed. A skeleton extraction algorithm based on maximum circumsphere method is proposed to achieve the

Niu Wenjie, Xu Qingqing, Xu Ying, Xu Guohui, Wang Xiaobin, Zheng Shipo, Liu He

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 1479–1496

Research Article | 01-June-2020

A comparison study on a new five-parameter generalized Lindley distribution with its sub-models

Lindley distributions as special cases. Various structural properties of the new distribution are discussed and the size-biased and the length-biased are derived. A simulation study is conducted to examine the mean square error for the parameters by means of the method of maximum likelihood. Finally, simulation studies and some real-world data sets are used to illustrate its flexibility in terms of its location, scale and shape parameters.

Ramajeyam Tharshan, Pushpakanthie Wijekoon

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 21 , ISSUE 2, 89–117

Article | 05-September-2020

EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL EVALUATION OF SIDE TAMPING METHOD FOR BALLASTED RAILWAY TRACK MAINTENANCE

technology is studied in detail with theoretical and experimental methods. The process of material transport during the side tamping is studied using a scale model of ballast layer and photogrammetric measurements. A theoretical finite element model (FEM) is validated to the experimental results. The study shows that the side tamping is a promising method for the development of a universal, superstructure independent tamping technology.

Michal PRZYBYLOWICZ, Mykola SYSYN, Vitalii KOVALCHUK, Olga NABOCHENKO, Bogdan PARNETA

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 3, 93–106

Article | 16-December-2013

SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION MODELLING AND IMC BASED PID CONTROL OF IMPRESSED CURRENT CATHODIC PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system is the most practical method of cathodic protection systems. This system is widely used to prevent the external corrosion of carbon steel structures; especially those are used in underground oil and gas pipelines. In this paper, the theoretical background, principles and concepts of ICCP systems have been discussed. An effective laboratory scale for ICCP systems was built according to specific concepts has been clarified. Consequently,the

EzzEldin Balla, MohdFua’ad Rahmat

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 5, 2055–2074

Article | 01-June-2015

AUTOMATIC SEGMENTATION OF BRAIN TUMOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING BASED ON MULTI-CONSTRAINS AND DYNAMIC PRIOR

robustly is very difficult. In this paper, we propose an image segmentation algorithm based on multiconstrains and dynamic prior. Through introducing a novel big scale constrain into Markov random filed model from magnetic resonance image we realize automatic segmentation under the principle of maximum a Posterior and a modified expectation-maximization algorithm according to the Bayesian frame. Finally, a set of human body detection and tracking experiments are designed to demonstrate the

Liu Erlin, Wang Meng, Teng Jianfeng, Li Jianjian

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 2, 1031–1049

Research Article | 27-December-2017

IMPROVED MEASURE ALGORITHM BASED ON CoSaMP FOR IMAGE RECOVERY

fast Fourier calculation method, which can make the measurement information more complete, and speed up the signal reconstruction. Then introduces the mathematical framework and algorithmic processes of the FR-CoSaMP algorithm in details. Finally, compare these types of traditional algorithms and the improved algorithm by analysis and simulation. The results show that, under the same image sparsity and measurement scale, the improved FR-CoSaMP algorithm has better performance in terms of the image

Guohui Wu, Xingkun Li, Jiyang Dai

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 2, 724–739

Article | 28-August-2018

RESEARCH ON THE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE BRIDGE DECK SLABS REINFORCED WITH GFRP COMPOSITE BARS

The main goal of the paper is the presentation of research works on static and fatigue behaviour of LWC (lightweight concrete) deck slab reinforced with GFRP (glass fibre reinforced polymer) rebars. The structural LWC with lytag type aggregate has been used for slab casting. The carrying capacity of the slabs as well as fatigue durability have been checked during experimental tests on three full-scale deck slabs. All slabs were 5.2 m long, 1.9 m wide and 0.18 m deep. One- and two-span

Agnieszka WIATER

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 10 , ISSUE 4, 115–120

Research Article

Hierarchy in Mixed Relation Networks: Warfare Advantage and Resource Distribution in Simulated World-Systems

exclusion from these different types of ties might influence the resulting power distributions. Additionally, the resource carrying capacity of the nodes was varied by structural position in an effort to differentiate the influence of structural position and individual attributes on location in the hierarchy. It was determined that exclusion from interaction is likely a structural, scale invariant mechanism that helps to determine power distributions above and beyond the inherent attributes of network

Jacob Apkarian, Jesse B. Fletcher, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Robert A. Hanneman

Journal of Social Structure, Volume 14 , ISSUE 1, 1–17

Research Article | 15-February-2020

Real-time monitoring of meat drying process using microwave spectroscopy

The objective of this investigation is to monitor the meat drying process and try to analyse the changes of the electromagnetic (EM) signature from a patch antenna during the process. The antenna has been modelled using High Frequency Structure Simulation Software (HFSS) and then constructed. The experimental work carried out by placing a meat sample on a scale inside the fridge and recording reflection coefficient (S11) and weight measurements 24 times (every hour) a day during one month at

Magomed Muradov, Jeff D. Cullen, Badr Abdullah, Muhammad Ateeq, Alex Mason, Andy Shaw, Ahmed I. Al-Shamma’a

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 5, 1–5

Research Article | 27-February-2017

IMPROVING THE METHODS OF ESTIMATION OF THE UNIT TRAIN EFFECTIVENESS

Summary. The article presents the results of studies of freight transportation by unit trains. The article is aimed at developing the methods of the efficiency evaluation of unit train dispatch on the basis of full-scale experiments. Duration of the car turnover is a random variable when dispatching the single cars and group cars, as well as when dispatching them as a part of a unit train. The existing methodologies for evaluating the efficiency of unit trains’ make-up are based on the use of

Dmytro KOZACHENKO, Roman VERNIGORA, Volodymyr BALANOV, Nazar SANNYTSKYY, Nikolay BEREZOVY, Tetiana BOLVANOVSKA

Transport Problems, Volume 11 , ISSUE 3, 91–101

Article | 31-July-2018

PREDICTION AND VALIDATION FOR THE AERODYNAMIC NOISE OF HIGH-SPEED TRAIN POWER CAR

The aerodynamic noise of high-speed train power car was investigated in this article. The full-scale power car was first modeled, and the external steady flow field was computed by a realizable k-ε turbulence model. The aerodynamic noise sources of the power car surface and the external transient flow field were then calculated by broadband noise source model and large eddy simulation (LES) model, respectively. The static pressures on the train surface were obtained from the results of

Shi-jie Jiang, Song Yang, Dan Wu, Bang-Chun Wen

Transport Problems, Volume 13 , ISSUE 2, 91–102

Research paper | 31-October-2017

USING SYMBOLIC DATA IN GRAVITY MODEL OF POPULATION MIGRATION TO REDUCE MODIFIABLE AREAL UNIT PROBLEM (MAUP)

individual data aggregation and deals with multivariate analysis of interval- valued, multi-valued and histogram data. The paper discusses the scale effect of MAUP which occurs in a gravity model of population migrations and shows how SDA can deal with this problem. Symbolic interval-valued data was used to determine the economic distance between regions which served as a separation function in the model. The proposed approach revealed that economic disparities in Poland are lower than official

Justyna Wilk

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 16 , ISSUE 2, 243–264

Article | 01-June-2012

CONTINUOUS TIME IDENTIFICATION AND DECENTRALIZED PID CONTROLLER OF AN AEROTHERMIC PROCESS

proposed method, the PID controller with and without decoupling is implemented on an aerothermic process. It is a pilot scale heating and ventilation system equipped with a heater grid and a centrifugal blower, fully connected through the Humusoft MF624 data acquisition system for real time control. The outcome of the experimental results is that the main control objectives, such as set-point tracking and interactions rejection are well achieved. The experimental results have shown that the proposed

M. Ramzi, H. Youlal, M. Haloua

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 487–503

Article | 01-December-2012

DECENTRALIZED PI-D CONTROLLER APPLIED TO AN AEROTHERMIC PROCESS

The aerothermic process is a pilot scale heating and ventilation system. It is equipped with a heater grid and a centrifugal blower, fully connected through the Humusoft MF624 data acquisition system for real time control. The interaction between its main variables is considered as challenging for mono-variable controllers. An abrupt change in the ventilator speed might cause an undesirable disturbance in the air temperature representing a factor that must be managed to conserve energy. To

M. Ramzi, N. Bennis, M. Haloua, H. Youlal

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 4, 1003–1018

Article | 09-August-2018

INVESTIGATION OF FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND ACTIVATED SLUDGE CONDITION USING BIOLOG® SYSTEM

microbial communities, collected from WWTP “Klimzowiec” in Chorzów with the excess sludge subjected to the purification process, and then long-term adaptation in laboratory conditions. Changes in the functional diversity of activated sludge during the adaptation in the lab-scale were verified. It was found that the acclimatization process plays a crucial role in sludge adaptation to the laboratory environment. In addition, it has been shown that subjecting the excess sludge to

Justyna Michalska, Danuta Wojcieszyńska, Izabela Greń

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 1, 119–126

Article | 26-August-2018

BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE AND ART. THE SPACE OF AQUAINTANCE

concerning architecture and other arts have been compared. The result points to a common nature of the phenomena in spite of their diametrically different uses. It also points to their identical character respectively in the spheres of: creation, notation, and realization of goals within the individual arts. Additionally the scale and protective character of architecture endow this art with a special utilitarian function which is superior and irreplaceable in human life. The whole article has been

Małgorzata MIZIA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 21–33

Article | 08-December-2019

SAFERWHEELS PROJECT: STUDY ON SCENE OF ACCIDENT WITH POWERED TWO-WHEELER AND BICYCLE

in accident scenarios with bicycles and PTW, with a special focus on causation by Driving Reliability and Error Analysis Method and injuries coded by the Abbreviated Injury Scale, conducted for these road users across Europe for the first time. Medical data, police records, and jurisdiction files about crashes of PTW and cyclist were collected and analyzed in EU to define the most common accident scenarios and other threats to this group of unprotected road users. The articles present

Katarzyna SICIŃSKA, Agnieszka KRUPIŃSKA

Transport Problems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 4, 77–88

Research Article | 30-November-2015

Early-Onset Schizophrenia: Exploring the Contribution of the Thought Disorder Index to Clinical Assessment

Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS).Twenty-three subjects between the ages of 12 and 18 years were examined with the use of the Rorschach test, and the protocols were scored according to both the TDI and the CS. All subjects were also assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. The sample included 14 subjects who fulfilled the criteria for schizophrenia and 9 subjects who were experiencing hallucinations that emanated from severe emotional and relational problems but who had different non

Dorte Bundgaard Andersen, Ditte Lammers Vernal, Niels Bilenberg, Mette Skovgaard Væver, Anne Dorte Stenstrøm

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 4 , ISSUE 1, 23–30

Article | 01-March-2012

AN AIR QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM FOR URBAN AREAS BASED ON THE TECHNOLOGY OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

the proposed system is suitable for micro-scale air quality monitoring in real-time through the WSN technology.

Jen-Hao Liu, Yu-Fan Chen, Tzu-Shiang Lin, Chia-Pang Chen, Po-Tang Chen, Tzai-Hung Wen, Chih-Hong Sun, Jehn-Yih Juang, Joe-Air Jiang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 1, 191–214

Article | 05-September-2013

OPTIMAL SINK NODE ALLOCATION FOR BALANCING COMMUNICATION LOAD IN A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

large-scale sensor network environment that can implement greater power saving performances and extended operating times in comparison with conventional methods.

Masato Noto, Seiji Yoneda

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 4, 1533–1558

Article | 01-September-2015

COMPENSATION OF CAPACITIVE DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SENSOR USING MULTI LAYER PERCEPTRON NEURAL NETWORK

compensate the output against variation of temperature as well as nonlinear effects, and reduce the pressure measurement error to about 0.1% FS (Full Scale) , over the temperature range of 5 ~ 60 ° C.

Payman Moallem, Mohammad Ali Abdollahi, S. Mehdi Hashemi

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 8 , ISSUE 3, 1443–1463

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