Laleh Najafizadeh

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—Imperfect channel estimation (ICE) can severely degrade the bit error rate (BER) of digital modulations with maximum ratio combining (MRC) diversity reception. The resulting performance analysis problem in its most general setting has not been addressed before. In this paper, the effect of ICE on the BER of an arbitrary square/rectangular Gray-coded(More)
— In this paper, we derive a general expression for the bit error rate (BER) performance of an arbitrary square/rectangular Gray-coded quadratic amplitude modulation (QAM) scheme. This general formula requires a number of conditional probabilities which we derive in closed-form for independent and nonidentically distributed (i.n.d.) Rayleigh fading(More)
We describe a novel reconstruction algorithm based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA) applied to multi-spectral imaging data. Using numerical phantoms, based on a two layered skin model developed previously, we found analytical expressions, which convert qualitative PCA results into quantitative blood volume and oxygenation values, assuming the epidermal(More)
A new approach to trace the dynamic patterns of task-based functional connectivity, by combining signal segmentation, dynamic time warping (DTW), and Quality Threshold (QT) clustering techniques, is presented. Electroencephalography (EEG) signals of 5 healthy subjects were recorded as they performed an auditory oddball and a visual modified oddball tasks.(More)
The ability to assess frontal lobe function in a rapid, objective, and standardized way, without the need for expertise in cognitive test administration might be particularly helpful in mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), where objective measures are needed. Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a reliable technique to noninvasively measure local(More)
In this paper we discuss results based on using instrumental motion as a signal rather than treating it as noise in Near Infra-Red (NIR) imaging. As a practical application to demonstrate this approach we show the design of a novel NIR hematoma detection device. The proposed device is based on a simplified single source configuration with a dual separation(More)
—This paper describes the design, implementation, and characterization of a monolithic charge amplification channel for use as a piezoelectric sensor front-end in extreme environment applications. 12 The design leverages a 50 GHz peak-f T SiGe BiCMOS technology platform to achieve functionality across a wide-temperature range from-180ºC to 120ºC. As part of(More)
When a diode-connected MOS transistor is biased with a PTAT current source, the gate-source voltage of such transistor can be temperature independent. Based on this idea a circuit is designed and implemented in a standard 0.18-µm CMOS technology. The simulations show that the output voltage of this reference has the temperature coefficient of 4 ppm/ • C in(More)