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    • Parallel neurovascular coupling models and associated spreading depression. 

      Kenny, Allanah (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Neuronal activity evokes a localised increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF) in a response known as neurovascular coupling (NVC). This response is achieved through communication between neurons, astrocytes and vascular ...
    • Parallel Paths of Equal Reliability Assessed using Multi-Criteria Selection for Identifying Priority Expendature 

      Hook, Tristan William (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)
      This research project identifies some factors for the justification in having parallel network links of similar reliability. There are two key questions requiring consideration: 1) When is it optimal to have or create two ...
    • Parallel Sequential Estimation of Quantiles During Steady State Simulation 

      Eickhoff, M; Pawlikowski, K; McNickle, D (University of Canterbury, 2012)
      Simulation results are often limited to mean values, even though this provides very limited infor- mation about the analyzed systems' performance. Quantile analysis provides much deeper insights into the performance of ...
    • Parallelization of a software based intrusion detection system - Snort 

      Zhang, Huan (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011)
      Computer networks are already ubiquitous in people’s lives and work and network security is becoming a critical part. A simple firewall, which can only scan the bottom four OSI layers, cannot satisfy all security requirements. ...
    • Parameters of the analytic vector representation of speech. 

      Hamilton, A. C. J. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1985)
      The instantaneous amplitude (magnitude) and instantaneous frequency (phase derivative) waveforms of analytic vector representations of speech, models of speech and sub-bands of speech are generated and analysed. Important ...
    • Parametric mechanical design and optimisation of the Canterbury Hand. 

      Green, Christopher Stephen (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2002)
      As part of worldwide research humanoid robots have been developed for household, industrial and exploratory applications. If such robots are to interact with people and human created environments they will require human-like ...
    • Parametric Potential-Outcome Survival Models for Causal Inference 

      Gong, Zhaojing (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2008)
      Estimating causal effects in clinical trials is often complicated by treatment noncompliance and missing outcomes. In time-to-event studies, estimation is further complicated by censoring. Censoring is a type of missing ...
    • Parametrization procedure solution of optimal control problems over spline spaces. 

      Chou, F. S. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1978)
      In this thesis we report on investigations into the numerical solution of deterministic, continuous-time optimal control problems via parametrization techniques. These methods involve the linear expansion of one or more ...
    • Partial core power transformer 

      Zhong, Ming (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012)
      This thesis describes the design, construction, and testing of a 15kVA, 11kV/230V partial core power transformer (PCPT) for continuous operation. While applications for the partial core transformer have been developed ...
    • Particle Filtering for Location Estimation 

      Krenek, Oliver Francis Daley (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011)
      Vehicle location and tracking has a variety of commercial applications and none of the techniques currently used can provide accurate results in all situations. This thesis details a preliminary investigation into a new ...
    • Passive and Semi-Active Tuned Mass Damper Building Systems. 

      Chey, Min Ho (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2007)
      This thesis explores next generation passive and semi-active tuned mass damper (PTMD and SATMD) building systems for reducing the seismic response of tall structures and mitigating damage. The proposed structural configuration ...
    • Passive damping treatments for controlling vibration in isotropic and orthotropic structural materials 

      Verstappen, André Paul (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
      The structural vibration damping behaviour of plates and beams can be improved by the application of viscoelastic passive damping materials. Unconstrained layer damping treatments applied to metal plate systems were studied ...
    • Passive devices for terahertz frequencies 

      Drysdale, Timothy D. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2003)
      Terahertz technology is a relatively new field of electromagnetic study and interest is rapidly growing in the wake of dramatic imaging demonstrations. Other applications are expected to follow, and they will need passive ...
    • Patient lifter mechanisms : forces, trajectories, and adjustments for customer and mechanism variations. 

      Whillis, Anna (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      New Zealand’s population is ageing; it is predicted, by 2051, 25 percent of the population will be aged 65 or over. This increase in elderly population is expected to put a larger demand on nursing staff, increasing the ...
    • Patient-Specific Modelling of the Cardiovascular System for Diagnosis and Therapy Assistance in Critical Care 

      Starfinger, Christina (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2008)
      Critical care is provided to patients who require intensive monitoring and often the support of failing organs. Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases and dysfunctions are extremely common in this group of patients. ...
    • Pattern Matching in Compressed Text and Images 

      Bell, Tim; Adjeroh, Don; Mukherjee, Amar (University of Canterbury, 2001)
    • Peg-hole assembly; an investigation into tactile methods 

      Wong, P. C. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 1975)
      The search for a flexible automatic assembly machine for industry has involved researchers in the quest for a man-like robot. Extensive work is being done in the fields of visual feedback and pseudo-human tactile sensing. ...
    • Peoples Awareness of Fire 

      Rusbridge, Sarnia J (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
      A sample group of the Christchurch population was interviewed to discover if there were any trends in fire awareness and fire knowledge that were related to background characteristics. A variety of methods were used to ...
    • Peptide Affinity Extraction Of β-Lactoglobulin From Milk 

      Chandrasekaran, Shradha (University of Canterbury, 2015)
      A major challenge faced by dairy industries is the extraction of whey proteins from milk without pre-treatment, because of the presence of colloidal solids and the complex composition of milk. Various methods have been ...
    • Perception of spatial information in a multiple object auditory space 

      Do, Manh Anh (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1977)
      Auditory space produced by means of a Continuous Transmission Frequency Modulated (CTFM) wide beam wide band sonar has been used in a sensory aid for the blind for some time. Underwater sonar using this auditory space has ...