iii Abstract A Monte Carlo model of steady-state light transport in multi-layered tissue (mcml) and the corresponding convolution program (conv) have been coded in ANSI Standard C. The programs can therefore be executed on a variety of computers. Dynamic data allocation is used for mcml, hence the number of tissue layers and the number of grid elements of… (More)
The 2dF (Two-degree Field) facility at the prime focus of the Anglo-Australian Telescope provides multiple object spectroscopy over a 2 • field of view. Up to 400 target fibres can be independently positioned by a complex robot. Two spectrographs provide spectra with resolutions of between 500 and 2000, over wavelength ranges of 440nm and 110nm… (More)
6dF (for 6-degree eld) is a fully-automated front-end for the multi-object bre-coupled spectroscopy system of the UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST). It is a magnetic pick-place system with an (r;) positioning robot, and it will replace the manually-conngured FLAIR front-end that has been operated on the telescope in its present form since 1992. The one-hour… (More)
In his deeply polemical new book Political Literacy in Composition and Rhetoric: But my controversial 1983 article was a radically shortened version of a far lengthier essay that I had been working on for years titled " IQ, Orality, and Literacy. " Why the switch of the title for the published version? I switched the title for the published version so that… (More)
The fluorescence of Intralipid and polystyrene microspheres with sphere diameter of 1 µm at a representative lipid and microsphere concentration for simulation of mucosal tissue scattering has not been a subject of extensive experimental study. In order to elucidate the quantitative relationship between lipid and microsphere concentration and the respective… (More)
To my parents ii Acknowledgements I am very thankful to four individuals who guided and mentored me throughout the research of this thesis. First and foremost, I would like to thank my supervisor Dr. Tom Farrell for his advice, patience and encouragement during the course of the research.
This paper presents a discussion of the architectural issues resulting when software systems need to cancel operations once they have been initiated. This may seem a minor issue, but our experience is that this requirement can have a huge effect on the design of instrumental software environments. A number of major constraints on the structure of… (More)