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Phase relations, structural studies and physical properties of mixed metal oxides and sulphides
(Heriot-Watt University, 2008-10)
The phase relations in three oxide systems; ZnO–BiVO4, Pb2V2O7–BiVO4 and PbO– BiVO4, have been studied and their phase diagrams over the whole component concentration range up to 1273 K have been established. As a result ...
New polymeric receptors : microgels and RAFT copolymers, their synthesis and supramolecular binding to low-molecular-weight compunds and proteins
(Heriot-Watt University, 2009-03)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the use of microgels and linear copolymers as supramolecular receptors for low molecular weight compounds and proteins. It was postulated that the long-range interactions made possible ...
Direct laser-written polymer structures for guided-wave optical interconnects
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2006)
The design and implementation of a multi-agent architecture to increase coordination efficiency in multi-AUV operations
(Heriot-Watt University, 2009-01)
This research addresses the problem of coordinating multiple autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) operations. An intelligent mission executive has been created that uses multi-agent technology to control and coordinate ...
Hydrogen permeation through low alloy steels
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2009-08)
A sensitive method of measuring hydrogen permeation is presented, whereby hydrogen is introduced to the entry side of a thin metallic membrane by applying a sinusoidal oscillation about an appropriate value of electrical ...
Monitoring of the piston ring-pack and cylinder liner interface in diesel engines through acoustic emission measurements
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2007-07)
Investigation of novel condition monitoring systems for diesel engines has received much recent attention due to the increasing demands placed upon engine components and the limitations of conventional techniques. This ...
Efficient resource allocation for automotive active vision systems
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2009-10)
Individual mobility on roads has a noticeable impact upon peoples' lives, including traffic accidents resulting in severe, or even lethal injuries. Therefore the main goal when operating a vehicle is to safely participate ...
The significance of passive acoustic array-configurations on sperm whale range estimation when using the hyperbolic algorithm
(Heriot-Watt University, 2009-02)
In cetacean monitoring for population estimation, behavioural studies or mitigation, traditional visual observations are being augmented by the use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) techniques that use the creature’s ...
Novel sources of near- and mid-infrared femtosecond pulses for applications in gas sensing, pulse shaping and material processing
(Heriot-Watt University, 2008-09)
In this thesis the design, construction process and the performance of two femtosecond optical parametric oscillators and one second–harmonic generation femtosecond pulse shaper is described. One oscillator was applied ...
The augmented reality framework : an approach to the rapid creation of mixed reality environments and testing scenarios
(Heriot-Watt University, 2009-04)
Debugging errors during real-world testing of remote platforms can be time consuming and expensive when the remote environment is inaccessible and hazardous such as deep-sea. Pre-real world testing facilities, such as ...