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In the following work we discuss the application of image processing and pattern recognition to the field of quantitative phycology. We overview the area of image processing and review previously published literature pertaining to the image analysis of phycological images and, in particular, cyanobacterial image processing. We then discuss the main(More)
We exploit a property of microalgae-that of their ability to autofluoresce when exposed to epifluorescence illumination-to tackle the problem of detecting and analysing microalgae in sediment samples containing complex scenes. We have added fluorescence excitation to the hardware portion of our microalgae image processing system. We quantitatively measured(More)
This paper describes methods of image analysis for historical Japanese book archives with a dominant focus on character segmentation. The segmentation methodology includes stain and smear removal, binarization, character line extraction, and character extraction by region labeling with integration and separation techniques. The experimental results show(More)
Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) with Three Independent Gates (TIG) can achieve different modes of operation according to the bias of the gate terminals. In particular, TIG FETs were recently shown capable of (i) device-level polarity control, (ii) dynamic threshold modulation and (iii) subthreshold slope tuning down to ultra-steep-slope operation.(More)
Fin-shaped Field-Effect Transistors} (FinFETs) with Three Independent Gates (TIG) have been recently demonstrated capable of an ultra-steep-slope operation down to 3.4mV/dec. In this paper, we explore their opportunities in the domain of analog design and terahertz detectors. We see that they could result in analog circuits with 25× power efficiency(More)
Due to today's product miniaturisation trend and a constant need for fast changeover to meet the rapid production change, there is a need to develop high yield affordable systems for miniaturised product assembly. Compliant micro-positioning stages offer low-cost high precision and high repeatability but limited workspace and nonlinear behaviour. This paper(More)
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