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Location awareness is critical for supporting location-based access control (LBAC). The challenge is how to determine locations accurately and efficiently in indoor environments. Existing solutions based on WLAN signal strength either cannot provide high accuracy, or are too complicated in general indoor environments. In this paper, we propose a statistical… (More)
Nondestructive evaluation methods are widely used in quality control processes for critical components in systems such as aircraft engines and nuclear power plants. These same methods are also used in periodic field inspection to assure that the system continues to be reliable while it is in service. This paper describes a detection algorithm to… (More)
ii DEDICATION I would like to dedicate this thesis to my wife Zheng and to my son William without whose love and support I would not have been able to complete this work.