Donald L. Reinke

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In cloud classification from satellite imagery, temporal change in the images is one of the main factors that causes degradation in the classifier performance. In this paper, a novel temporal updating approach is developed for probabilistic neural network (PNN) classifiers that can be used to track temporal changes in a sequence of images. This is done by(More)
The problem of cloud data classification from satellite imagery using neural networks is considered in this paper. Several image transformations such as singular value decomposition (SVD) and wavelet packet (WP) were used to extract the salient spectral and textural features attributed to satellite cloud data in both visible and infrared (IR) channels. In(More)
A novel temporal updating approach for probabilistic neural network classifiers was developed by Tian et al. (2000) to account for temporal changes of spectral and temperature features of clouds in the visible and infrared GOES 8 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) imagery data. In this paper, a new method referred to as moving singular(More)
Naturwissenschaften 78 (1991) ©Springer-Verlag 1991 the seasonal cycle of reproduction. Activity levels increased when the animals entered reproductive conditions, which occurs naturally in spring and early summer. During the 23 months of reproduction, a well-defined activity rhythm was observed. During the rest of the year, the level of activity was(More)
A two-channel temporal updating system is presented, which accounts for feature changes in the visible and infrared satellite images. The system uses two probabilistic neural network classifiers and a context-based predictor to perform continuous cloud classification during the day and night. Test results for 27 h of continuous classification and updating(More)
Several types of pedicular screw systems have been utilized to augment lumbar spine fusion. All systems are made of stainless steel, which interferes with imaging techniques, especially MRI and CT scans. In search of a solution for this problem, we decided to study the use of titanium systems in the lumbar spine. Because there were no titanium pedicle screw(More)
Aberrant left pulmonary artery, or pulmonary sling, is a rare variation of the pulmonary vasculature, with only one previous report of the condition being recognized in an adult. In this report a second case recognized de novo in an adult is presented. Both of these adults were evaluated because of right paratracheal masses which required differentiation(More)
This paper presents a new temporally adaptive classification system for multispectral images. A spatial-temporal adaptation mechanism is devised to account for the changes in the feature space as a result of environmental variations. Classification based upon spatial features is performed using Bayesian framework or probabilistic neural networks (PNNs)(More)
2573 Background:This is a pilot study to determine the practicality of a new form of immunotherapy. The basic concept of this treatment is to grow cytotoxic T-cells and helper T-cells against the tumor in the patients themselves rather than in the laboratory. Standard chemotherapy is used to generate the tumor antigen, as the tumor cells undergo apoptosis.(More)