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    • Partial Discharge Classification Using Acoustic Signals and Artificial Neural Networks and its Application in detection of Defects in Ceramic Insulators 

      Polisetty, Satish Kumar (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-24)
      Online condition monitoring of critical assets constitutes one method whereby the electrical insulation industry can help safeguard grids through the avoidance of system outages due to insulation failure. This thesis ...
    • PASoC: A Predictable Accelerator Rich SoC for Safety-Critical Systems 

      Tadepalli, Susmita (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-21)
      This thesis presents a model of a Predictable Accelerator-rich System-on-Chip (PASoC) for safety-critical systems, which guarantees timing predictability of a memory access in the system. Earlier adoption of accelerator-rich ...
    • Passive Full-Wave MOSFET Rectifiers for Electromagnetic Harvesting 

      Yilmaz, Mehmet (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-21)
      A new generation of electronic devices has emerged requiring micro-watt-level power supply to operate. Thanks to micro-power processors and sensors, micro-power sources have become an attractive option for industry and ...
    • Passivity-Based Control of Sampled-Data Systems on Lie Groups with Linear Outputs 

      McCarthy, Philip James; Nielsen, Christopher (Elsevier, 2016-12-22)
      We present a method of stabilizing a sampled-data system that evolves on a matrix Lie group using passivity. The continuous-time plant is assumed passive with known storage function, and its passivity is preserved under ...
    • Path Following and Output Synchronization of Homogeneous Linear Time-Invariant Systems 

      Steinfeld, Maxwell (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-20)
      This thesis examines two aspects of the path following control design problem for Linear Time-Invariant (L.T.I.) systems assigned closed curves in their output space. In the first part of the thesis we define a path ...
    • Path Following and Stabilization of an Autonomous Bicycle 

      Bickford, David (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-26)
      In this thesis we investigate the problem of designing a control system for a modern bicycle so that the bicycle is stable and follows a path. We propose a multi-loop control architecture, where each loop is systematically ...
    • Path Following for Mechanical Systems Applied to Robotic Manipulators 

      Hladio, Andre (University of Waterloo, 2010-10-01)
      Many applications in robotics require faithfully following a prescribed path. Tracking controllers may not be appropriate for such a task, as there is no guarantee that the robot will stay on the path. The objective of ...
    • Path Following for Mobile Manipulators 

      Gill, Rajan; Kulic, Dana; Nielsen, Christopher (Springer, 2017-07-25)
      This paper presents a framework of path following via set stabilization for mobile manipulator systems. The mobile manipulator is modelled as a single redundant dynamic system. The mobile base considered belongs to a large ...
    • Path following using dynamic transverse feedback linearization for car-like robots 

      Akhtar, Adeel; Nielsen, Christopher; Waslander, Steven L. (IEEE, 2015-02-16)
      This paper presents an approach for designing path following controllers for the kinematic model of car-like mobile robots using transverse feedback linearization with dynamic extension. This approach is applicable to ...
    • Path Planning Framework for Unmanned Ground Vehicles on Uneven Terrain 

      Adiyatov, Olzhas (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-23)
      In this thesis, I address the problem of long-range path planning on uneven terrain for non-holonomic wheeled mobile robots (WMR). Uneven terrain path planning is essential for search-and-rescue, surveillance, military, ...
    • Pedicle Screw Insertion Surgical Simulator 

      Du, Zhechen (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-16)
      Scoliosis is a sideway spinal deformity. If the curvature is measured to be more than 50 degrees, the patient can feel significant discomfort. In such cases, surgery is required to straighten the spine. Pedicle screw ...
    • Perception and Prediction in Multi-Agent Urban Traffic Scenarios for Autonomous Driving 

      Bhattacharyya, Prarthana (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-21)
      In multi-agent urban scenarios, autonomous vehicles navigate an intricate network of interactions with a variety of agents, necessitating advanced perception modeling and trajectory prediction. Research to improve perception ...
    • Perceptual Quality Assessment of High Dynamic Range & Wide Colour Gamut Images and Video 

      Costa, Thilan (University of Waterloo, 2021-06-15)
      While many successful algorithms have been proposed in the field of Image Quality Assessment (IQA) and Video Quality Assessment (VQA) through the years, High Dynamic Range (HDR) Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) technology and content ...
    • Perceptual Quality-of-Experience of Stereoscopic 3D Images and Videos 

      Wang, Jiheng (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-11)
      With the fast development of 3D acquisition, communication, processing and display technologies, automatic quality assessment of 3D images and videos has become ever important. Nevertheless, recent progress on 3D image ...
    • Perceptual Video Quality Assessment and Enhancement 

      Zeng, Kai (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-21)
      With the rapid development of network visual communication technologies, digital video has become ubiquitous and indispensable in our everyday lives. Video acquisition, communication, and processing systems introduce various ...
    • Performance Analysis of Distributed MAC Protocols for Wireless Networks 

      Ling, Xinhua (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-10)
      How to improve the radio resource utilization and provide better quality-of-service (QoS) is an everlasting challenge to the designers of wireless networks. As an indispensable element of the solution to the above task, ...
    • Performance Analysis of Drive-thru Internet Access 

      Xu, Wenchao (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-19)
      Drive-thru Internet is considered to be an important solution to provide Internet access for vehicles. By deploying cost-effective and high bandwidth roadside WiFi networks, a vehicle can upload/download considerable data ...
    • Performance Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems 

      Omran, Walid (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-20)
      Solar energy is one of the most promising renewable resources that can be used to produce electric energy through photovoltaic process. A significant advantage of photovoltaic (PV) systems is the use of the abundant and ...
    • Performance Analysis of TCAMs in Switches 

      Tawakol, Abdel Maguid (University of Waterloo, 2012-04-26)
      The Catalyst 6500 is a modern commercial switch, capable of processing millions of packets per second through the utilization of specialized hardware. One of the main hardware components aiding the switch in performing its ...
    • Performance and Wearability of Electronic and Infrared Stealth Textiles 

      Xu, Tiancheng (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-28)
      The functionality of smart textiles continues to make progress, but its wearability is often not guaranteed at the same time. The rough and porous fabric surface, the added materials (eg. electronic materials) not possessing ...

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