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dc.creatorSymeonidis, Simeon
dc.date.available2011-02-18T22:44:18Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/18767en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is a transdisciplinary analysis on law-enforcement small arms indication systems. The technology focus is on electro-optical sensors and neural-inspired processing. Dual-color, high-rate, imaging, and high-performance indication systems are all evaluated. A platform-level design decomposition that starts with the customer needs and finishes with the sensor and processor requirements is performed; the requirements are then used for architecture and technology trade studies. To understand sensor solutions, the target phenomenology is studied, a model is developed, and a sensor performance analysis is conducted. To identify processing solutions, a baseline algorithm, using traditional digital signal processing techniques, is identified, its effectiveness is evaluated with stimuli generated from the target/sensor model, and then biological neural network are studied for opportunities to improve the processing. The result is a series of architectures that are evaluated against requirements derived from real-world scenarios. These developed architectures can be later matured into systems that can be used by law-enforcement for surveillance.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectInfrared sensorsen_US
dc.subjectSmall arms indicationen_US
dc.subjectNeural networksen_US
dc.titleElectro-optical systems and neural-inspired processing: A system architecture and technology analysis with applications to law enforcement small arms fire indication systems
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.committeeMemberErtas, Atila
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTate, Derrick
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMaxwell, Timothy T.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDallas, Timothy E. J.
dc.contributor.committeeChairBarhorst, Alan
dc.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
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