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Nonlinear model predictive control of a hydraulic actuator
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1995)The main objective of this thesis is the development and implementation of a nonlinear optimal controller for a hydraulic positioning system. The controller is able to respond rapidly as well as take care of the changing ... 
Nonlinear multigrid algorithms for Bayesian optical diffusion tomography
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2001)Optical diffusion tomography is a technique for imaging a highly scattering medium using measurements of transmitted modulated light. Reconstruction of the spatial distribution of the optical properties of the medium ... 
Nonlinear multigrid optimization for Bayesian diffusion tomography
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999)Optical diffusion tomography attempts to reconstruct an object cross section from measurements of scattered and attenuated light. While Bayesian approaches are well suited to this difficult nonlinear inverse problem, the ... 
Nonlinear Phenomena in Coupled Cantilever Arrays
(2017)Cantilever arrays offer a promising alternative to standard single cantilever atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging techniques. The successful implementation and operation of such an AFM array, however, is determined by ... 
Nonlinear Regression Based Health Monitoring of Hysteretic Structures under Seismic Excitation
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)This paper presents a health monitoring method using measured hysteretic responses. Acceleration and infrequently measured displacement are integrated using a multirate Kalman filtering method to generate restoring ... 
The nonlinear seismic response of tall shear wall structures
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1977)New building codes are tending to place considerable value on the use of deterministic dynamic analyses as a means of assessing the ability of engineering structures to withstand severe seismic ground motions. An investigation ... 
Nonlinear wave groups in deep water
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1978)Nonlinear wave groups in deep water consist of wave modes for which nonlinear interactions and dispersion are in balance. The evolution equations for the wave modes are derived, and properties of nonlinear wave groups ... 
Nonlinear wave groups in deep water
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1978)Nonlinear wave groups in deep water consist of wave modes for which nonlinear interactions and dispersion are in balance. The evolution equations for the wave modes are derived, and properties of nonlinear wave groups ... 
Nonlineardispersive GaAs FET draincurrent model for harmonic balance simulation
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1997)Popular GaAs FET largesignal drain conduction current models depend only on instantaneous terminal voltages, and ignore important phenomena that result in low frequency dispersion. To be valid at microwave frequencies, ... 
Nonparametric Identification of the Distribution of Random Coefficients in Binary Response Static Games of Complete Information
(2018)This paper studies binary response static games of complete information allowing complex heterogeneity through a random coeﬃcients speciﬁcation. The main result of the paper establishes nonparametric point identiﬁcation ... 
Nonrecursive digital image restoration
(University of Canterbury, 1975)The problem of digitally restoring blurred images is considered. The subject of image restoration is reviewed in detail and a comprehensive notation for image restoration is developed. Degraded images are divided into ... 
Normalization of a Fading Channel
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)In this paper we discuss the proper normalization of a fading channel model. Physically, radio channels correspond to passive circuits and follow the energy conservation law. The ratio of the received energy to the ... 
Normalized CrossCorrelation Method For Motion Imaging Of Human Skin
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering., 2004)A major component of a Digital Image based ElastoTomography (DIET) breast cancer screening system is an accurate evaluation of skin tissue motion at the breast surface due to harmonic excitation. A motion tracking technique ... 
Normalized naive set theory.
(University of Canterbury, 2017)The broad goal of this thesis is the realization of a mathematically useful formal theory that contains a truth predicate, or as it's called in the literature, a "naive theory". To realize this goal, we explore the ... 
NORMIT, a Webenabled tutor for database normalization
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering., 2002)The paper describes the design and development of NORMIT, an Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) that teaches database normalization to university students. NORMIT is a Webenabled system, and we discuss its architecture ... 
A Notation for Expressing Restricting Conditions on a ContextFree Grammar
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1977)ContextFree grammars have several features which make them suitable for defining programming languages. For instance, such grammars are: “recursive, have relatively simple and well understood recognizers, and a readable ... 
Note on the hybridization number and subtree distance in phylogenetics
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2009)For two rooted phylogenetic trees T and T', the rooted subtree prune and regraft distance between T and T' has often been used as a replacement for the hybridization number of T and T'. However, Baroni et al. [M. Baroni, ... 
Notes on the parallel decomposition theory of finite state machines
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1998)We extend existing theory for the parallel decomposition of finite machines (finite automata) to ωmachines and timed machines. The focus for all three is the existence of a structural relationship between the decomposition ... 
Novel Adaptive Equalization Techniques for a Transmit Diversity Scheme
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)Spacetime block coding (STBC) has added a new dimension to broadband wireless communication systems. Applications such as wireless Internet access and multimedia require the transmission of high data rates over frequency ... 
Novel algorithms for tracking small and fast objects in low quality images.
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2005)In conventional computer vision systems, high image quality and long target exposure requirements are required. In this thesis, two algorithms to overcome such limitations of current computer vision systems have been ...