Sergey A. Astakhov

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We propose to use precise estimators of mutual information (MI) to find the least dependent components in a linearly mixed signal. On the one hand, this seems to lead to better blind source separation than with any other presently available algorithm. On the other hand, it has the advantage, compared to other implementations of "independent" component(More)
The discovery that many trans-neptunian objects exist in pairs, or binaries, is proving invaluable for shedding light on the formation, evolution and structure of the outer Solar system. Based on recent systematic searches it has been estimated that up to 10% of Kuiper-belt objects might be binaries. However, all examples discovered todate are unusual, as(More)
It has been thought that the capture of irregular moons--with non-circular orbits--by giant planets occurs by a process in which they are first temporarily trapped by gravity inside the planet's Hill sphere (the region where planetary gravity dominates over solar tides). The capture of the moons is then made permanent by dissipative energy loss (for(More)
An advanced independent component analysis algorithm (MILCA) is applied for simultaneous chemometric determination of fat- and water-soluble vitamins in complex mixtures. The analysis is based on the decomposition of spectra of multicomponent mixtures in the UV region. The key features of the proposed method are simplicity, accuracy, and reliability.(More)
We propose a simulated annealing algorithm (stochastic non-negative independent component analysis, SNICA) for blind decomposition of linear mixtures of non-negative sources with non-negative coefficients. The demixing is based on a Metropolis-type Monte Carlo search for least dependent components, with the mutual information between recovered components as(More)
A recently proposed mutual information based algorithm for decomposing data into least dependent components (MILCA) is applied to spectral analysis, namely to blind recovery of concentrations and pure spectra from their linear mixtures. The algorithm is based on precise estimates of mutual information between measured spectra, which allows to assess and(More)
The recent discovery of binary objects in the Kuiper Belt opens an invaluable window into past and present conditions in the trans-Neptunian part of the Solar System. For example, knowledge of how these objects formed can be used to impose constraints on planetary formation theories. We have recently proposed a binary object formation model based on the(More)
We propose a new dynamical model for capture of irregular moons which identifies chaos as the essential feature responsible for initial temporary gravitational trapping within a planet’s Hill sphere. The key point is that incoming potential satellites get trapped in chaotic orbits close to “sticky” KAM tori in the neighbourhood of the planet, possibly for(More)
The efficient method for calculation of dynamical time-resolved vibronic spectra of polyatomic molecules is proposed. It allows to perform direct real-time computer simulations of such spectra for models of complex compounds, isomers and multicomponent mixtures with quantum beats and non-radiative vibrational relaxation taken into account. The examples of(More)