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  • Privacy Preserving Network Security Data Analytics: Architectures and System Design 

    DeYoung, Mark E.; Kobezak, Philip; Raymond, David; Marchany, Randy; Tront, Joseph (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018-01-03)
    An incessant rhythm of data breaches, data leaks, and privacy exposure highlights the need to improve control over potentially sensitive data. History has shown that neither public nor private sector organizations are ...
  • System Synthesis Supplementary Data 

    Ziglar, Jason; Williams, Ryan; Wicks, Alfred (Virginia Tech, 2018-02-22)
  • Physical layer orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing acquisition and timing synchronization security 

    La Pan, Matthew J.; Clancy, Charles T.; McGwier, Robert W. (Wiley, 2014-08-18)
    Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) has become the manifest modulation choice for 4G standards. Timing acquisition and carrier frequency offset synchronization are prerequisite to OFDM demodulation and must ...
  • Tailoring of surface plasmon resonances in TiN/(Al0.72Sc0.28)N multilayers by dielectric layer thickness variation 

    Garbrecht, Magnus; Hultman, Lars; Fawey, Mohammed H.; Sands, Timothy D.; Saha, Bivas (Springer, 2017-11-28)
    Alternative designs of plasmonic metamaterials for applications in solar energy-harvesting devices are necessary due to pure noble metal-based nanostructures’ incompatibility with CMOS technology, limited thermal and ...
  • Incoherent Digital Holography: A Review 

    Liu, Jung-Ping; Tahara, Tatsuki; Hayasaki, Yoshio; Poon, Ting-Chung (MDPI, 2018-01-20)
    Digital holography (DH) is a promising technique for modern three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Coherent holography records the complex amplitude of a 3D object holographically, giving speckle noise upon reconstruction and ...
  • Growth, structural, and electrical properties of germanium-on-silicon heterostructure by molecular beam epitaxy 

    Ghosh, Aheli; Clavel, Michael B.; Nguyen, Peter D.; Meeker, Michael A.; Khodaparast, Giti A.; Bodnar, Robert J.; Hudait, Mantu K. (American Insitute of Physics, 2017)
    The growth, morphological, and electrical properties of thin-film Ge grown by molecular beam epitaxy on Si using a two-step growth process were investigated. High-resolution x-ray diffraction analysis demonstrated 0.10% ...
  • LTE Spectrum Sharing Research Testbed: Integrated Hardware, Software, Network and Data 

    Marojevic, Vuk; Nealy, Randall; Reed, Jeffrey H. (ACM, 2017-10)
    This¹ paper presents Virginia Tech’s wireless testbed supporting research on long-term evolution (LTE) signaling and radio frequency (RF) spectrum coexistence. LTE is continuously refined and new features released. As the ...
  • Performance Analysis of TaSiOx Inspired Sub-10 nm Energy Efficient In₀.₅₃Ga₀.₄₇As Quantum Well Tri-Gate Technology 

    Saluru, Sarat K.; Liu, Jheng-Sin; Hudait, Mantu K. (IEEE, 2017-10-24)
    In this paper, for the first time, the performance analysis of short channel In₀.₅₃Ga₀.₄₇As quantum well (QW) 3-D tri-gate technology with advanced high-κ gate dielectric, TaSiOx is presented. We benchmark the projected ...
  • Electronic textiles for in situ biomechanical measurements 

    Martin, Tom; Lockhart, Thurmon; Jones, Mark; Edmison, Josh (Defense Technical Information Center, 2004)
    This paper describes the benefits of and issues in designing and building an integrated, body-worn electronic textile (e-textile) system capable of assessing a suite of biomechanical measures. Unlike laboratory based ...
  • Comparative Dimensions of Disciplinary Culture 

    Martin, Thomas; McNair, Lisa D.; Paretti, Marie C. (ASEE, 2015)
    Despite calls to promote creativity as “an indispensable quality for engineering” [1], the U.S. engineering educational system has been slow to develop pedagogies that successfully promote innovative behaviors. Engineers ...
  • e-TAGs: e-Textile Attached Gadgets 

    Lehn, David I.; Neely, Craig W.; Schoonover, Kevin; Martin, Thomas L.; Jones, Mark T. (Society for Computer Simulation, 2004)
    The integration of wires and electronics into textiles (e-textiles) has many potential applications for wearable and pervasive computing. Textiles are an integral part of everyday life, from clothing we wear to the carpet ...
  • Communications in Electronic Textile Systems 

    Nakad, Z.; Jones, M.; Martin, T. (2003)
    Electronic textiles (e-textiles) are emerging as a novel method for constructing electronic systems in wearable and large area applications. This new type of processing system merges textile and electronic technologies. ...
  • Extracting Behavioral Information from Electronic Storyboards 

    Forsyth, Jason; Martin, Tom (ACM, 2014-06)
    In this paper we outline methods for extracting behavioral descriptions of interactive prototypes from electronic storyboards. This information is used to help interdisciplinary design teams evaluate potential ideas early ...
  • Modeling and Simulating Electronic Textile Applications 

    Martin, Thomas; Jones, Mark; Edmison, Joshua; Sheikh, Tanwir (ACM, 2004-07-11)
    This paper describes our design of a simulation environment for electronic textiles (e-textiles) and our experiences with that environment. This simulation environment, based upon Ptolemy II, enables us to model a diverse ...
  • An Architecture for Electronic Textiles 

    Jones, Mark T.; Martin, Thomas L.; Sawyer, Braden (ICST, 2008)
    This paper makes a case for a communication architecture for electronic textiles (e-textiles). The properties and re- quirements of e-textile garments are described and analyzed. Based on these properties, the authors make ...
  • Medical Monitoring Applications for Wearable Computing 

    Raskovic, Dejan; Martin, Thomas; Jovanov, Emil (The British Computer Society, 2004-04-01)
    Medical monitors have benefited from technological advances in the field of wireless communication, processing and power sources. These advances have made possible miniaturization and prolonged operating times of medical ...
  • Application of Cybernetics and Control Theory for a New Paradigm in Cybersecurity 

    Adams, Michael D.; Hitefield, Seth D.; Hoy, Bruce; Fowler, Michael C.; Clancy, T. Charles (Virginia Tech, 2013-11-01)
    A significant limitation of current cyber security research and techniques is its reactive and applied nature. This leads to a continuous ‘cyber cycle’ of attackers scanning networks, developing exploits and attacking ...
  • Riverine Autonomy 

    Stilwell, Daniel J. (Defense Technical Information Center, 2013-09-30)
    The principal goal of this project is to develop the technology and algorithms that will enable an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to operate fast and autonomously in unknown riverine environments, including tropical rivers. ...
  • A Framework for Occupancy Tracking in a Building via Structural Dynamics Sensing of Footstep Vibrations 

    Poston, Jeffrey D.; Buehrer, R. Michael; Tarazaga, Pablo A. (Frontiers, 2017-11-06)
    Counting the number of occupants in building areas over time—occupancy tracking— provides valuable information for responding to emergencies, optimizing thermal conditions or managing personnel. This capability is distinct ...
  • Environmental Information Improves Robotic Search Performance 

    Yetkin, Harun; Lutz, Collin; Stilwell, Daniel (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    We address the problem where a mobile search agent seeks to find an unknown number of stationary objects distributed in a bounded search domain, and the search mission is subject to time/distance constraint. Our work ...

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