A foundation for the control of tumors is presented,
based upon the formulation of a realistic, knowledge-based
mathematical model of the interaction between tumor cells
and the immune system. The parametric control variables
relevant to the latest experimental data, e.g., the sigmoidal
dose-response relationship and Michaelis-Menten dynamics,
are also considered....
The problem of the restoration of quadratically
distorted images is considered in this investigation, based
upon the fact that images formed by partially coherent
illuminations are related quadratically to the amplitude of
the object. Two of the most important problems in image
restoration are: 1) determining the degradation
Due to advances in high-density low-cost VLSI and communication technology,
digital filtering and signal processing are being widely used for real-time signal processing
applications. Given the filter specification, choosing the best filter structure for a given
application is not a trivial task. The choice of a particular filter structure depends...
This work is concerned with the modeling and analysis of lossy planar dielectric
optical waveguides. Loss mechanisms which affect propagation characteristics are
reviewed, and various representations of the propagation constant in the lossy case
are defined. Waveguide structures which are susceptable to absorption and/or to
leakage loss, in particular silicon-based...
A complete Gallium Arsenide Metal Semiconconductor
Field Effect Transistor (GaAs MESFET) model including deep-level
trap effects has been developed, which is far more
accurate than previous equivalent circuit models, for high-speed
applications in linear integrated circuit design.
A new self-backgating GaAs MESFET model, which can
simulate low frequency anomalies, is...
In this thesis the concept of inhomogeneous
dielectrics is demonstrated for various optical coating
applications. Compositionally-varying silicon oxynitride
(SiON) dielectric layers, with the refractive index
varying as a function of position, are grown by computer-controlled
plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition
(PECVD) using silane, nitrogen, and nitrous oxide reactant
gases. Compositionally graded...
The major limiting factor of DRAM access time is the low transconductance of the
MOSFET's which have only limited current drive capability. The bipolar junction
transistor(BJT) has a collector current amplification factor, β, times base current and is
limited mostly by the willingness to supply this base current. This collector...