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1 Summary At the Electronics and Signal Processing Laboratory at EPFL (formerly UNINE), an experimental platform has been designed and built to demonstrate the feasibility of Ultra-wideband Impulse Radio (UWB-IR) technology applied to indoor positioning [1]. This office-scale demonstrator has proven to be a valuable research tool, with the flexibility to(More)
To characterize changes in left ventricular morphology and function associated with renal transplantation, noninvasive cardiac evaluations were performed in 41 adults at the time of surgery and at follow-up. At the time of transplantation, 36 patients had undergone hemodialysis through a fistula for 2.3 +/- 2.5 years (mean +/- SD); their hematocrit level(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the auditory brainstem response (ABR) findings in cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors and focus on those with normal ABR results. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective evaluation of ABR findings. All subjects with diagnosed CPA tumors who were referred for treatment were included. PATIENTS All 309 patients with radiographically(More)
— In this paper, the bit error rate (BER) performance for an ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) impulse radio in an additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) transmission channel and with Gaussian jitter is estimated. The assumed receiver combines the received pulses to increase the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and correlates the received signal with a locally generated(More)
A total of 1275 consecutive cases of pregnancy-associated hypertension were registered in the Maputo Central Hospital (corresponding to 2.9% of a total of 43,794 city parturients). In the hypertensive and in the reference populations the following prevalence figures were registered, respectively: age below 25 years, 52% and 23% (P < 0.0005); nulliparity,(More)
— This paper analyzes the receiver's ability to differentiate between multiple users in ultra-wideband (UWB) impulse radio (IR) during the initial synchronization phase after a cold start, i.e., when the receiver is not yet synchronized with the user of interest. Because of multiple access interference (MAI), the receiver may combine the pulses of other(More)
The Authors report an exceedingly unusual case of bilateral ovarian metastasis from regressed melanoma (spontaneous regression of skin malignant melanoma) in a patient who had undergone removal of a pigmented nevus from left forearm. The diagnosis was established histologically following on the bilateral adnexectomy with total hysterectomy the patient(More)
—In this paper, we consider an impulse-based ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver and assess the performance of different multiple access and modulation schemes, including time-hopping pulse position modulation (TH-PPM), time-hopping binary phase shift keying (TH-BPSK), and BPSK-BPSK, under both the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) and indoor multipath (CM3)(More)
The suitability of using coloscopy as a diagnostic method is investigated with respect to colonic carcinomas induced locally by the administration of N-nitrosoacetoxymethyl-methylamine, N-methyl-N-nitrosourea, and methylnitro-nitrosoguanidine, or systemically by subcutaneous injection of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine in Sprague-Dawley rats. The endoscopic(More)