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A new method of analysis is presented in this paper for the determination of complex propagation constants in substrate integrated waveguides (SIWs). This method makes use of the concept of surface impedance to model the rows of conducting cylinders, and the proposed model is then solved by combining a method of moments and a transverse resonance procedure.(More)
This paper presents a new developed multisensory five-fingered dexterous robot hand: the DLR/HIT Hand II. The hand has an independent palm and five identical modular fingers, each finger has three DOFs and four joints. All the actuators and electronics are integrated in the finger body and the palm. By using powerful super flat brushless DC motors, tiny(More)
Prostate segmentation in 3-D transrectal ultrasound images is an important step in the definition of the intra-operative planning of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. This paper presents two main approaches for the semi-automatic methods based on discrete dynamic contour and optimal surface detection. They operate in 3-D and require a(More)
— A new generation of high-frequency integrated circuits is presented, which is called substrate integrated circuits (SICs). Current state-of-the-art of circuit design and implementation platforms based on this new concept are reviewed and discussed in detail. Different possibilities and numerous advantages of the SICs are shown for microwave,(More)
Parallel corpora are a valuable resource for tasks such as cross-language information retrieval and data-driven natural language processing systems. Previously only small scale corpora have been available , thus restricting their practical use. This paper describes a system that overcomes this limitation by automatically collecting high quality parallel(More)
In this study, a full-wave-based circuit model of an interdigital capacitor in the form of a coplanar waveguide (CPW) configuration is studied by using numerical thru-reflect-line calibration techniques, which can easily be combined with commercial electromagnetic simulation software. Subsequently, a slow-wave line coupler is proposed and realized for size(More)
INTRODUCTION To investigate the association of quantitative 3-T diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and clinical severity in detecting optic nerve degeneration in patients with primary closed-angle glaucoma. METHODS Twenty three patients (42 eyes; 9 men, 14 women)(More)
Foxp3(+)CD4(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells inhibit immune responses and temper inflammation. IL-17(+)CD4(+) T (Th17) cells mediate inflammation of autoimmune diseases. A small population of IL-17(+)Foxp3(+)CD4(+) T cells has been observed in peripheral blood in healthy human beings. However, the biology of IL-17(+)Foxp3(+)CD4(+) T cells remains poorly(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) is an important bioactive component of Astragalus membranaceus Bunge (Leguminosae) that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating diabetes. AIM OF THE STUDY To study the mechanisms by which APS ameliorates diabetes, we examined whether treatment with APS improves insulin(More)
Solid dispersions of a poorly water-soluble drug piroxicam in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) were prepared by precipitation with compressed antisolvent (PCA) and spray drying techniques. Physicochemical properties of the products and drug-polymer interactions were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and(More)