Amanda L Tiano

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This paper presents an identification method for both off-line and on-line identification of non linear models of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). The proposed method can be applied to a quite general class of non linear multivariable models and is characterised by an excellent numerical performance, as illustrated through a simulated example. The(More)
Inadequate dispersion of nanomaterials is a critical issue that significantly limits the potential properties of nanocomposites and when overcome, will enable further enhancement of material properties. The most common methods used to improve dispersion include surface functionalization, surfactants, polymer wrapping, and sonication. Although these(More)
One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures, such as nanowires, nanotubes, nanorods, and nanoribbons, have attracted significant attention stemming from the plethora of interesting size-dependent and, more importantly, structure-related properties resulting from confinement effects. In particular, the novel properties of 1D nanostructures of metals and metal oxides(More)
In this work, VO2 nanorods have been initially generated as reactive nanoscale precursors to their subsequent conversion to large quantities of highly crystalline V2O3 with no detectable impurities. Structural changes in VO2, associated with the metallic-to-insulating transition from the monoclinic form to the rutile form, have been investigated and(More)
We have investigated the use of various morphologies, including nanoparticles, nanowires, and sea-urchins of TiO(2) as the semiconducting material used as components of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Analysis of the solar cells under AM 1.5 solar irradiation reveals the superior performance of hydrothermally derived nanoparticles, by comparison with(More)
Oesophageal pressure and mouth volume were measured by oesophageal balloon and pneumotachography, respectively, in 10 men (both normal and diseases) under different experimental conditions, i.e. spontaneous ventilation, quasi-static manoeuvres and respiration at high frequencies. The recorded data were then analyzed by an identification and parameter(More)
The ability to map out electrostatic potentials in materials is critical for the development and the design of nanoscale electronic and spintronic devices in modern industry. Electron holography has been an important tool for revealing electric and magnetic field distributions in microelectronics and magnetic-based memory devices, however, its utility is(More)
Maintaining the ecosystem is one of the main concerns in this modern age. With the fear of ever-increasing global warming, the UK is one of the key players to participate actively in taking measures to slow down at least its phenomenal rate. As an ingredient to this process, the Springer vehicle has been designed and is being developed for environmental(More)
A new method for analyzing nitrogen multibreath washout curves, founded on a statistical multicompartment model is presented. This method consists of two phases: (i) the preliminary conversion by mathematical means of the nitrogen end-tidal concentration curves - as usually available in routine practice - into the corresponding lung nitrogen decay curves(More)
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