Muralidhar Kulkarni

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A new approach is presented for the enhancement of color images using the fuzzy logic technique. An objective measure called exposure has been defined to provide an estimate of the underexposed and overexposed regions in the image. This measure serves as the dividing line between the underexposed and overexposed regions of the image. The hue, saturation,(More)
In this paper, we present a region growing technique for color image segmentation. Conventional image segmentation techniques using region growing requires initial seeds selection, which increases computational cost & execution time. To overcome this problem, a single seeded region growing technique for image segmentation is proposed, which starts(More)
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have become one of the emerging trends of the modern communication systems. Routing plays a vital role in the design of a WSNs as normal IP based routing will not suffice. Design issues for a routing protocol involve various key parameters like energy awareness, security, QoS requirement etc. Energy awareness is one of the(More)
Future Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems have the potential of communicating data at very high rates with very high levels of integrity over distances of up to a few kilometers (for terrestrial links). This technology has also been a candidate for setting up very high speed (~3 Gbps) and highly reliable (BER ~10<sup>-9</sup>) communication(More)
The Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radar concept exploits the independence between signals at the array elements unlike beamforming which presumes a high correlation between signals either transmitted or received by an array. Radar Cross Section (RCS) of a complex target varies with both transmitted frequency and target geometry. By widely separating(More)
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have become one of the most prominent areas of research in the field of modern communication systems. But unlike IP based routing, WSNs focus on data centric communication. Thus routing is one of the important issues to be considered for a wireless network. As sensor networks are generally deployed in hostile environments,(More)
This paper proposes a novel turbo decoding scheme for additive white class A noise (AWAN) channel. It compares the performance of turbo coded systems with Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) and 16-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (16-QAM) on AWAN channel with two different channel values-one computed as per additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel(More)
Free Space Optical (FSO) links are capable of offering high data transfer rates, secure and low interference links for connectivity as a last mile solution. However, atmospheric turbulence can degrade the performance for distances over 1 km. This degradation is in the form of packet loss and hence drop in the error performance. Error Control Coding (ECC)(More)
Coherent optical QPSK systems have attracted the attention of the research community and the Optical industry on account of features such as low power requirement and high receiver sensitivity. This can bring about a reduction in the transmitter power levels as well as the link margin to maintain a required BER. However, in order to realize a coherent(More)