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A. I. Rybin, T. Dostal [references] [full-text]
Nodal Analysis of Circuits Containing Current Conveyors

A special method of the nodal analysis of the circuits containing several types of the multiport current conveyors is presented in this paper. The method is based on the given regular and homogeneous models of the irregular current conveyors by the gyrators. Then a diakoptic solving and modification of the inversion of the admittance matrix is applied

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Z. Kolka [references] [full-text]
Synthesis of Optimized Piecewise-Linear Systems Using Similarity Transformation, Part I: Basic Principles

Practical realization of nonlinear dynamic systems based on their state models raises an issue of finding such a form with low sensitivity to changes of network parameters. Present paper deals with a method for sensitivity optimization that keeps qualitative character of the system dynamics and increases the robustness of practical realization.

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J. Pospisil, Z. Kolka, J. Horska [references] [full-text]
Synthesis of Optimized Piecewise-Linear Systems Using Similarity Transformation, Part II: Second-Order Systems

State models of dynamical systems can be used as prototypes in practical realization of electronic chaotic oscillators. Experimental verification shows that namely eigenvalue sensitivities of these prototypes are very important for such a purpose. In the paper the optimization design procedure for the second-order linear and piecewise-linear (PWL) autonomous dynamical systems is suggested. This gives the possibility to obtain minimum eigenvalue sensitivities with respect to the change of the individual state model parameters.

  1. HANUS, S. Realization of Third-Order Chaotic Systems Using Their Elementary Canonical State Models. In Proc. of the con-ference Radioelektronika'97. Bratislava, 1997, p. 44-45.
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  3. POSPISIL, J., BRZOBOHATY, J., KOLKA, Z., HORSKA, J. Decomposed Canonical State Models of the Third-Order Piecewise-Linear Dynamical Systems. In Proc. ECCTD'99, Stresa, 1999, p. 181-184.
  4. POSPISIL, J., BRZOBOHATY, J., KOLKA, Z., HORSKA, J. Simplest ODE Equivalents of Chua's Equations. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos. 2000, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 1-23.
  5. CHUA, L.O., WU, C.W. On Linear Topological Conjugacy of Lure's Systems. IEEE Trans. CAS, 1996, vol. 43, p. 158-161.
  6. KOLKA, Z. Using Similarity Transformation for Nonlinear Sys-tem Synthesis. In: Proc. Radioelektronika '2001. Brno, 2001, p. 5-7.

M. Antosova, V. Davidek [references] [full-text]
Design and Implementation of Wave Digital Filters

One of possibilities of the Wave Digital Filters (WDF) design is using the classical LC-filters theory. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the design of WDF from the LC filter and the implementation of WDF on the fixed-point digital signal processor. The theory of wave digital filter has been developed by using the classical scattering parameter theory. The theory of ladder filters is well-known, and so our present problem can thus be reduced to a problem how to replace the L and C elements of the filters by adaptors and delay elements, adders and multipliers.

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Z. Matousek, J. Kurty [references] [full-text]
Radar Target Classification Using Neural Network and Median Filter

The paper deals with Radar Target Classification based on the use of a neural network. A radar signal was acquired from the output of a J frequency band noncoherent radar. We applied the three layer feed forward neural network using the backpropagation learning algorithm. We defined classes of radar targets and designated each of them by its number. Our classification process resulted in the number of a radar target class, which the radar target belongs to.

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J. Kaiser, E. Kostal [references] [full-text]
The Color Splitting System for TV Cameras - XYZ Prism

One of the dominant aspects, which prejudices the quality of color image reproduction, is the first operation in TV chain - scanning. Up to this day, the color splitting system, working in RGB colorimetric system, is still entirely used. The existence of negative parts of the color matching functions r(l), g(l), b(l) causes complications by optical separation of partial pictures R, G, B in classic scanning system. It leads to distortion of reproduction of color images. However, the specific technical and scientific applications, where the color carries the substantial part of information (cosmic development, medicine), demand high fidelity of color reproduction. This article submits the results of the design of the color splitting system working in XYZ colorimetric system (next only XYZ prism). Shortly the way to obtain theoretical spectral reflectances of partial filters of XYZ prism is described. Further, these filters are approximated by real optical interference filters and the geometry of XYZ prism is established. Finally, the results of the colorimetric distortion test of proposed scanning system are stated.

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C. Stupak [references] [full-text]
Filtering of the Color Images Distorted by Impulse Noise

The paper deals with color image filtering distorted by impulse noise. The component, transformation, and vector filtering are analyzed. The filters are evaluated besides the classical criteria (mean absolute error and mean square error), and by the color difference criterion. Moreover, use of the impulse detectors in the color image filtration is analyzed.

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R. Jurik [references] [full-text]
Acceleration of Area Shift Calculation

The goal of the area shift measurement is to find the coordinates (location) of the searched pattern of one two-dimensional sequence in the second two-dimensional sequence. It is supposed that searched pattern is included in the searched sequence in the unknown location. As it was published in [3], it is possible to determine the area shift using either the correlation or difference method. The calculations using the definition equations of the correlation or difference method are very severe. This contribution shows how it is possible to significantly decrease needed amount of the calculation operations when appropriate characteristics of the compared two-dimensional sequences are used. The method, which uses histogram comparison, allows eliminating up to 90 % of the searched patterns from the calculations that use the definition equations. The method that uses the comparison of the mean values of the searched pattern segments reaches even better results. It can eliminate up to 99.9 % of the searched patterns. Both new eliminating methods significantly contribute to acceleration of the area shift calculation.

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V. Sebesta, J. Kolouch [references] [full-text]
Pseudo-Chaotic Sequences Generated Using Integer-Number Iterations

A proposed system generates a pseudo-chaotic sequence using integer-number look-up-table (LUT). The current output of LUT is used as LUT input address in the next step. The generated sequence approximates or simulates a chaotic sequence. The main facility of the method is high speed of the generating; the main drawback is bounded length of the non-periodic part of the pseudo-chaotic sequence.

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M. Kollar [references] [full-text]
Flip-Flop Sensor Controlled by Slow-Rise Control Pulse

In this paper we deal with dynamic properties of the flip-flop sensor. Special attention will be paid to the condition of control by slow-rise segment of the control pulse and the derivation of the equivalent voltage. The results of the theoretical considerations are verified by simulations using SPICE, VERILOG, and a laboratory experiment.

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P. Mikulik, J. Saliga [references] [full-text]
Volterra Filtering for ADC Error Correction

Dynamic non-linearity of analog-to-digital converters (ADC) contributes significantly to the distortion of digitized signals. This paper introduces a new effective method for compensation such a distortion based on application of Volterra filtering. Considering an a-priori error model of ADC allows finding an efficient inverse Volterra model for error correction. Efficiency of proposed method is demonstrated on experimental results.

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