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OBJECTIVES Psoriasis is a Th-1/17 mediated inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Inflammation may modulate lipoprotein particle number and directly impair HDL functions, in particular reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). We sought to study how chronic in vivo inflammation modulates lipoprotein particle(More)
IKONOS imagery has been used in many commercial, government, and research applications ranging from environment monitoring, to coastal change detection, and to national security. The high costs of IKONOS high end products ͑Pro and Precision products͒ make it extremely attractive to find practical methods that use lower-cost IKONOS Geo products to produce(More)
This paper presents an image network-based technology designed for long-range onboard rover localization. This integrated overhead and ground image network provides a global geometric configuration. Incorporation of this image network with our unique incremental bundle adjustment and visual odometry methodologies ensures optimal localization accuracy over(More)
[1] The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity investigated four rocks, informally dubbed Barberton, Santa Catarina, Santorini, and Kasos, that are possible stony meteorites. Their chemical and mineralogical composition is similar to the howardite, eucrite, and diogenite group but with additional metal, similar to mesosiderite silicate clasts. Because of their(More)
Information technology is increasingly used to support civil infrastructure systems that are large, complex heterogeneous, and distributed. These dynamic systems include communication systems, roads, bridges, traffic control facilities, and facilities for the distribution of water, gas and electricity. Mobile mapping is a new technology to capture(More)
Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques have been used in numerous natural-resource applications. This thesis presents GIS-based applications in analysis of eroded factors and examines the responses to the shoreline changes. The south shore of Lake Erie from Cranberry Creek to Sheldon Marsh was selected as the study area. Recession modeling of(More)
This demonstration will be presented at the 2003 National Conference on Digital Government Research to accompany a short paper entitled " Integration of Multi-Source Spatial Information for Coastal Management and Decision Making ". The demonstration presents the two-year outcomes of our Digital Government project " Digitalization of Coastal Management and(More)
Shoreline mapping and shoreline change detection are critical for safe navigation, coastal resource management, coastal environmental protection, and sustainable coastal development and planning. This paper reports the results of IKONOS geopositioning accuracy improvement, showing that a 1-2 meter accuracy can be achieved from 1m-resolution IKONOS Geo(More)
This paper presents the technology of mapping and rover localization at the two landing sites, Gusev and Meridiani, for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission. The rover localization and landing site mapping technology is based on the incremental bundle adjustment of an image network formed by Pancam, and Navcam stereo images. The developed(More)