Robert M. Farrell

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BACKGROUND Reducing time to reperfusion treatment for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) improves patient outcomes. Few medical systems consistently meet current benchmarks regarding timely access to treatment. Studies have widely demonstrated that prehospital 12-lead electrocardiography can facilitate early catheterization(More)
We investigate the effect of built-in spontaneous and piezoelectric polarization on the internal device physics of current-injected GaN-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with strained InGaN quantum wells. Advanced device simulation is applied to a previously manufactured device design featuring dielectric mirrors and an indium–tin–oxide(More)
Cross-correlation based analysis methods have been developed for electron back scatter diffraction (EBSD) patterns that improve the angular sensitivity to ~10 -4 rads. This enables EBSD to be used to study the much smaller misorientations and even local elastic strain fields that are typical in semiconducting materials. Mapping of the lattice rotations and(More)
The effects of three common limb electrode placement configurations on ECG signal morphology were examined, including the standard electrode placement of the electrodes on the extremities, the Mason-Likar placement, and the Lund placement. A non-traditional asymmetric configuration of placing the LA electrode on the upper arm with the RA electrode on the(More)
A new computerized acute coronary syndrome (ACS) computer algorithm has been developed with the aim of improving the electrocardiographic detection of acute myocardial ischemia and infarction in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of this study was to determine the added value of the new ACS algorithm in assisting ED physicians to obtain a more(More)
With the advent of thrombolytics, guidelines for ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) recognition were presented in terms of an ST segment exceeding a particular level (1 or 2 mm) in 2 contiguous leads. However, more than half of prehospital electrocardiograms that exceed these ST criteria are from patients not having an acute myocardial infarction. In(More)
Optical thin-film coatings are typically limited to designs where the refractive index varies in only a single dimension. However, additional control over the propagation of incoming light is possible by structuring the other two dimensions. In this work, we demonstrate a three-dimensional surface structured optical coating that combines the principles of(More)
We demonstrate data transmission of unfiltered white light generated by direct modulation of a blue gallium nitride (GaN) laser diode (LD) exciting YAG:Ce phosphors. 1.1 GHz of modulation bandwidth was measured without a limitation from the slow 3.8 MHz phosphor response. A high data transmission rate of 2 Gbit/s was achieved without an optical blue-filter(More)
We demonstrate very high luminous efficacy green light-emitting diodes employing Al<sub>0.30</sub>Ga<sub>0.70</sub>N cap layer grown on patterned sapphire substrates by metal organic chemical vapor deposition. The peak external quantum efficiency and luminous efficacies were 44.3% and 239 lm/w, respectively. At 20 mA (20 A/cm<sup>2</sup>) the light output(More)