Thomas Higgins

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– We consider a class of MIMO radar emissions in which a coherent spatial beam is formed while the direction is modulated during the pulse width. This type of spatial modulation has a direct analog to the rapid, small movements of the human eye during fixation (staring) to enhance contrast and sensitivity to fine detail. To replicate this passive sensing(More)
In three experiments, rats received pairings of flavor conditioned stimuli with polycose unconditioned stimuli, in either a simultaneous or a sequential relation. Both temporal relations produced excellent conditioned increases in consumption of the flavors. Separate presentation of the flavors resulted in extinction in both cases. However, restoring the(More)
—A new spectral-shaping approach is used to design jointly the amplitude window and phase of a tapered NLFM waveform. This approach can produce physical radar emissions with ultra-low sidelobes that support sufficient spectral roll-off to maintain forthcoming spectral compliance requirements. A small SNR loss is traded for a substantial reduction in range(More)
—The sensitivity impact of range straddling in the form of mismatch loss is well known. What is less appreciated, however, is the effect upon dynamic range, particularly for receive filtering that seeks to minimize range sidelobes. For FM-based waveforms, which are readily implementable in a high-power radar system, it is shown that least-squares (LS)(More)
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We have explored the effects of percolation on the properties of supercapacitors with thin nanotube networks as electrodes. We find the equivalent series resistance, R(ESR), and volumetric capacitance, C(V), to be thickness independent for relatively thick electrodes. However, once the electrode thickness falls below a threshold thickness (∼100 nm for(More)
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