Martin J. Johnson

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[1] The Panoramic Camera (Pancam) investigation is part of the Athena science payload launched to Mars in 2003 on NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rover (MER) missions. The scientific goals of the Pancam investigation are to assess the high-resolution morphology, topography, and geologic context of each MER landing site, to obtain color images to constrain the(More)
A general point process theory is developed to describe discharges recorded from lateral superior olivary units of the cat responding to ipsilaterally presented tone bursts and continuous tones. Statistical analysis of the stationary portion of the sequence of interspike intervals demonstrated that, for most units, the duration of each interval is(More)
We propose a mixed structure to form cascades for AdaBoost classifiers, where parallel strong classifiers are trained for each layer. The structure allows for rapid training and guarantees high hit rates without changing the original threshold. We implemented and tested the approach for two datasets from UCI [1], and compared results of binary classifiers(More)
Panoramic Camera images at Gusev crater reveal a rock-strewn surface interspersed with high- to moderate-albedo fine-grained deposits occurring in part as drifts or in small circular swales or hollows. Optically thick coatings of fine-grained ferric iron-rich dust dominate most bright soil and rock surfaces. Spectra of some darker rock surfaces and rock(More)
This paper presents some performance results obtained from a new Beowulf cluster, the Helix, built at Massey University, Auckland funded by the Allan Wilson Center for Evolutionary Ecology. Issues concerning network latency and the effect of the switching fabric and network topology on performance are discussed. In order to assess how the system performed(More)
[1] The Mars Exploration Rover Panoramic Camera (MER/Pancam) instruments have acquired more than 60,000 high-resolution, multispectral, stereoscopic images of soil, rocks, and sky at the Gusev crater and Meridiani Planum landing sites since January 2004. These images, combined with other MER data sets, have enabled new discoveries about the composition,(More)
There is considerable demand for information on the effectiveness of various resistance exercises for improving physical performance, and on how exercise programs must match functional activities to produce the greatest performance gains (training specificity). Evidence supports exercise-type specificity; the greatest training effects occur when the same(More)
1. Isolated extracellular neuronal responses to cutaneous stimulation were simultaneously recorded from corresponding peripheral representations in the ventrobasal nucleus and primary somatosensory cortex of intact, halothane-anesthetized rats. Thalamic and cortical neurons representing hairy skin on the forelimb were activated by hair movements produced by(More)
1. Spontaneous and stimulus-induced activity were recorded from corresponding somatotopic representations in the ventroposterolateral nucleus (VPL) of the thalamus and primary somatosensory (SI) cortex of intact, halothane-anesthetized cats. Thalamic and cortical neurons with overlapping receptive fields on the hairy skin of the forelimb were excited by a(More)