Constraints on the distances to the dark clouds Chamaeleon I and II are investigated in detail. A compilation of photometric data, spectral types and absolute magnitudes for field stars towards each cloud is presented, and results are used to examine the distribution of reddening with distance along each line of sight. The distances to stars associated with… (More)
Frequency domain representation of two dimensional gray-level images is used to develop a pattern recognition method that is invariant to rotation, translation and scaling. Frequency domain representation is a natural feature detector that allows the use of only few directions of highest energy as training data for a set of Artiicial Neural Networks (ANNs).… (More)
One of the wordl's major problems is the scarcity of water , due mainly to the unmeasured water consumption and the waste of this vital element. This paper describes a modular water management system, which helps not only in monitoring consumption but also in finding water leaks and water pollution.