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This paper introduces the concepts of Dwell-Time invariance (DT-invariance) and maximal constraint admissible DT-invariant set for discrete-time switching systems under dwell-time switching. Main contributions of this paper include a characterization for DT-invariance; a numerical computation of the maximal CADT-invariant set; an algorithm for the(More)
We consider the problem of estimating the focal length of a camera from two views while the focal length is not varied during the motion of the camera. An approach based on Kru-ppaÕs equations is proposed. Specifically, we derive two linear and one quadratic equations to solve the problem. Although the three equations are interdependent in general, each one(More)
This paper presents an approach for controlling gene networks based on a Markov chain model, where the state of a gene network is represented as a probability distribution, while state transitions are considered to be probabilistic. An algorithm is proposed to determine a sequence of control actions that drives (without state feedback) the state of a given(More)
The paper reports a new method for three-dimensional observation of the location of focused particle streams along both the depth and width of the channel cross-section in spiral inertial microfluidic systems. The results confirm that particles are focused near the top and bottom walls of the microchannel cross-section, revealing clear insights on the(More)
Micro-injection of zebrafish embryo is widely applied in biology for the analysis of early developmental processes. The success of a micro-injection to a large extent depends on the mechanical interaction between the micro-pipette and the membrane of the zebrafish embryo. In this paper, we present the development of (i) a maximum stress model of the(More)