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    • Acoustic Studies on Wood 

      Hansen, Helge Johannes (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2006)
      Several acoustic techniques have been used to determine elastic and damping properties of trees, logs and beams. Time of flight (TOF) measurements in the outerwood of 14-year-old Pinus radiata trees showed that pruning ...
    • Acoustics of hand portable mobile radios. 

      Kean, Simon Ralph (University of Canterbury. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2005)
      The aim of the project was to investigate the acoustics of hand portable radios identifying key parameters contributing to their performance and from these findings develop a design guide. A systems engineering approach ...
    • Active bandsaw control 

      Cleave, Ra (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2001)
      This thesis investigates the modelling and active control of narrow and wide bandsaw blades, with application to the sawmilling industry. Strings, beams and plates are considered in the modelling work, with advances made ...
    • Active Control of Noise Through Windows 

      Lane, Jeremy David (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering dept., 2013)
      Windows are a weakness in building facade sound transmission loss (STL). This coupled with the detrimental effects of excessive noise exposure on human health including: annoyance, sleep deprivation, hearing impairment and ...
    • Active human intelligence for smart grid (AHISG) : feedback control of remote power systems. 

      Fulhu, Miraz Mohamed (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2014)
      Fuel supply issues are a major concern in remote island communities and this is an engineering field that needs to be analyzed in detail for transition to sustainable energy systems. Power generation in remote communities ...
    • Active Paralleling of High Power Voltage Source Inverters 

      Butcher, Nicholas David (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer, 2007)
      Power electronics are becoming established in ever broadening areas of industry. The transition from previous generation technology is driven by the oportunity for improvements in controllability, efficiency, and longevity. ...
    • Active stabilisation of buckling in composite laminates. 

      Welham, Jared Paul (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2004)
      The active suppression of elastic buckling has the potential to significantly increase the effective strength of thin-wall structures. Despite all the interest in smart structures, the active suppression of buckling has ...
    • Active Stirling Engine 

      Gopal, Vinod Kumar (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012)
      Micro Combined Heat and Power systems or microCHP systems generate heat and electricity for a home. Stirling engines are widely used as prime movers in microCHP applications. Stirling engine is an external combustion engine ...
    • An adaptive battery monitoring system for an electric vehicle. 

      Sinclair, Paul Grant (University of Canterbury. Department of Electrical Engineering, 1998)
      In electric vehicles it is important to know the state of charge of the batteries in order to prevent vehicle strandings and to ensure that the full range of the vehicle is exploited. It is also useful to know state of ...
    • An Adaptive Computer-Based System for the Prescription of Warfarin 

      Mayo, Mark (University of Canterbury, 2002)
      This report presents the development of an algorithm for the prediction of the effects of warfarin, and thereby its prescription. The use of machine learning techniques, including Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Neural ...
    • Adaptive control of the ignition timing of spark ignition engines utilising the combustion flame light emissions 

      Spencer, R. B. (University of Canterbury. Engineering, 1985)
      An examination has been made to determine whether the ignition timing in Spark Ignition engines can be accurately controlled from the combustion flame light emissions. In order to accurately set the ignition advance for ...
    • Adaptive digital polynomial predistortion linearisation for RF power amplifiers 

      Giesbers, David Mathew (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008)
      Development of linear modulation schemes has opened the way for spectrally efficient, high speed digital communication systems for voice and data applications. A trend has been to develop ultra wide and wide bandwidth ...
    • Adaptive Equalization and Capacity Analysis for Amplify-and-Forward Relays 

      Firag, Abdulla (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008)
      Recent research has shown that multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems provide high spectral efficiencies and error performance gains. However, the use of multiple antennas in mobile terminals may not be very practical. ...
    • Adaptive iterative decoding : block turbo codes and multilevel codes 

      Martin, Philippa Anne (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2001)
      New adaptive, iterative approaches to the decoding of block Turbo codes and multilevel codes are developed. Block Turbo codes are considered as they can readily provide high data rates, low decoding complexity and good ...
    • Adaptive pushover analysis for the seismic assessment of older reinforced concrete buildings. 

      Satyarno, Iman (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil Engineering, 2000)
      It has been observed in major recent earthquakes that older reinforced concrete buildings experienced more serious damage than newer buildings. This is because they often present many structural deficiencies. To prevent ...
    • An Adaptive Receiver for the Time- and Frequency-Selective Fading Channel 

      Leon, W. S.; Taylor, D. P. (University of Canterbury, 1997)
      An adaptive receiver is presented in this paper for the reception of linearly modulated signals transmitted over a time- and frequency-selective fading channel. The channel is modelled as a truncated power series [1] which ...
    • Adaptive Resource Allocation for Wireless Body Sensor Networks 

      Tabatabaei Yazdi, Ehsan (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2014)
      The IEEE 802.15.4 standard is an interesting technology for use in Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSN), where entire networks of sensors are carried by humans. In many environments the sensor nodes experience external ...
    • An Address-Based Routing Scheme for Static Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks 

      Li, Weibo (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008)
      Wireless sensor networks (WSNs), being a relatively new technology, largely employ protocols designed for other ad hoc networks, especially mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). However, on the basis of applications, there ...
    • ADH, Aspect Described Hardware-Description-Language 

      Park, Su-Hyun (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)
      Currently, many machine vision, signal and image processing problems are solved on personal computers due to the low cost involved in these computers and the many excellent software tools that exist, such as MATLAB. However, ...
    • Advanced Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Micro-Inverter 

      Lu, Yuheng (University of Canterbury, 2015)
      Along with the damaged environment and the emerging energy crisis, many problems have been caused by utilizing fossil fuels. Green energy, also known as renewable energy, has been trusted as a good alternative for the ...