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BACKGROUND Formation and repair of DNA single-strand breaks are important parameters in the assessment of DNA damage and repair occurring in live cells. The 'Fluorimetric Detection of Alkaline DNA Unwinding (FADU)' method [Birnboim HC, Jevcak JJ. Cancer Res (1981) 41:1889-1892] is a sensitive procedure to quantify DNA strand breaks, yet it is very tedious(More)
—In this paper, we present a measurement testbed for OFDM radar which uses USRPs as a front-end. The resulting system, using two USRPs and a laptop, requires little power and can thus be easily installed in vehicles to perform measurements for car-to-car or car-to-infrastructure applications. As an example, we show how signals parametrized according to the(More)
Total Jitter (TJ) at a low probability level can be measured directly only on a Bit Error Ratio Tester (BERT). Many engineers however resort to TJ techniques that are not BERT based, mainly because of the prohibitively long measurement times required for a brute-force high resolution BERT scan. In this paper, we describe an optimized technique based on(More)
The Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) community in the German-speaking countries has a long track record of publishing papers using design science research (DSR). However, the state of recent DSR within the BISE community is not well documented and the lessons learned can be useful for other communities. This paper investigates the use of(More)
The application of stationary battery storage systems to German electrical grids can help with various storage services. This application requires controlling the charge and discharge power of such a system. For example, photovoltaic (PV) home storage, uninterruptible power supply, and storage systems for providing ancillary services such as primary control(More)
Delegation of tasks is a basic pattern of numerous interactions within multiagent systems. Since agents are selfish and exploit local knowledge about their actions as well as the environment, delegators face the hazard of losing outcome due to self-serving behavior of the " employed " agent. This research work adopts the economic theory of agency to study(More)
Just-in-time deliveries are crucial for many industries. They are particularly essential when the properties of the delivered resource or the demanding processes are sensitive in time. Rigid, centralized planning tends to fail, especially in dynamic environments with distributed decisions and control. Under the constraints of distributed decisions and(More)
The most important of the following comments points out what I suspected might be an essential error in the proof of Theorem 2 of the commented paper of the title. A draft had been sent to the authors. After no substantive replies had been received, I posted it on my website, www.math.umb.edu/ sp. The circumstances are more fully described in Section 5.(More)