A new method of filtering MR images is presented that uses wavelet transforms instead of Fourier transforms. The new filtering method does not reduce the sharpness of edges. However, the new method does eliminate any small structures that are similar in size to the noise eliminated. There are many possible extensions of the filter.
A domain integral method employing a specific Green's function (i.e., incorporating some features of the global problem of wave propagation in an inhomogeneous medium) is developed for solving direct and inverse scattering problems relative to slab-like macroscopically inhomo-geneous porous obstacles. It is shown how to numerically solve such problems,… (More)
This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract Atmospheric aerosols exert highly uncertain impacts on radiative forcing and also have detrimental effects on human health. While aerosol particles are widely characterized in… (More)
The acoustic response of a rigid-frame porous plate with a periodic set of inclusions is investigated by a multipole method. The acoustic properties, in particular, the absorption, of such a structure are then derived and studied. Numerical results together with a modal analysis show that the addition of a periodic set of high-contrast inclusions leads to… (More)
To improve the cutting efficiency, one of key approaches is to control with constant force in the full depth working condition. And the controller design is vital to realize the real-time feasibility and robustness of the system. A neuron optimization based PID approach is proposed in this paper and adopted in the NC cutting process. This approach optimizes… (More)
309  S. Bhat and D. Bernstein, " Finite-time stability of continuous autonomous systems, " SIAM J. Control Optim., to be published.  V. T. Haimo, " Finite time controllers, " SIAM J. Finite time control for robot manipu-lators, " Syst. Control Lett., submitted for publication.  M. R. James, " Finite time observer design by probabilistic-variational… (More)