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—Automatic contrail detection is of major importance in the study of the atmospheric effects of aviation. Due to the large volume of satellite imagery, selecting contrail images for study by hand is impractical and highly subject to human error. It is far better to have a system in place that will automatically evaluate an image to determine 1) whether it(More)
The Hough transform is a well-known pattern recognition technique for finding parametric curves and general shapes in an image. This research demonstrates that it is equally well suited for real-time symbol detection. Both the parametric and generalized Hough transforms produce results of high accuracy and excellent performance in real-time video streams,(More)
A co-curricular multidisciplinary teaming and design center was started in 1997 to augment classical classroom engineering education with active and collaborative project-centered experiential learning. The importance of the values of respect, trust, integrity, and responsibility is well known for good teaming and leadership. Values of affection,(More)
This study tested the hypothesis that modular head seating in situ reduces the cement-stem interfacial strength. Femoral prostheses were implanted in eight pairs of cadaveric femurs; one femur of each pair received a stem for which the modular head was seated by dropping a weight from a given height (treated); the contralateral femur received a nonseated(More)