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The baseline wander is a low frequency additive noise partially overlapping the band of ECG signal. This makes its removal difficult without affecting the ECG. In this work we propose a novel approach to baseline wander estimation and removal based on the notion of quadratic variation. The quadratic variation is a suitable index of variability for vectors(More)
In this paper, the evolution of a tumour cord after treatment is investigated by extensive numerical simulations on the basis of a mathematical model developed by Bertuzzi et al. (submitted). The model is formulated in cylindrical symmetry adopting the continuum approach, and takes into account the influence of oxygen level on the proliferation and death(More)
Trace-orthogonality is an important property of linear space-time encoders that has emerged relatively recently. In this work we carry out the theoretical performance analysis of a low complexity decoder for trace-orthogonal space-time codes based on the linear MMSE estimator. We derive the diversity order of such a decoder in the case of MIMO systems(More)
In this paper we prove that trace-orthogonal space-time coding provides a necessary and sufficient condition for information loss-less coding in a multiple access system, where each user encodes its own symbols independently of the other users. Then, we show that the sub-optimal MMSE decoder can be implemented very simply as a set of scalar decoders and we(More)
— In this paper the state estimation problem for linear discrete-time systems with non-Gaussian state and output noises is treated. In order to obtain a state optimal quadratic estimate with a lower computational effort and without loosing the stability, only the observable part of the second-order power system will be considered. The novelty of the(More)
This work is concerned with a reaction-diffusion system that has been proposed as a model to describe acid-mediated cancer invasion. More precisely, we consider the properties of travelling waves that can be supported by such a system, and show that a rich variety of wave propagation dynamics, both fast and slow, is compatible with the model. In particular,(More)
Achieving consensus on common global parameters through totally decentralized algorithms is a topic that has attracted considerable attention in the last few years, in view of its potential application in sensor networks. Several algorithms, along with their convergence properties, have been studied in the literature, among which the most popular are the(More)
ECG signals are corrupted by various kinds of noise and artifacts that may negatively affect any subsequent analysis. In particular, narrowband artifacts include power-line interference and harmonic artifacts. Customarily, noise reduction and artifact rejection are tackled as two distinct problems. In this paper, we propose a joint approach to de-noising(More)
Excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy can flatten the central cornea, thereby eliminating myopic refractive errors; in older patients, however, presbyopia limits satisfaction. Computer-assisted topographic analysis of corneas after refractive surgery indicates that a minority of patients achieve a multifocal lens effect, such that they maintain(More)