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A passive infrared gesture recognition system

Conference Proceeding
Binnie, T. D., Armitage, A. F., & Wojtczuk, P. (2017)
A passive infrared gesture recognition system. In 2017 IEEE Sensors Proceedingshttps://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8234402
A device for a low-to-intermediate level of gesture recognition which uses a passive thermal-infrared (PIR) sensor array is described. The detection system which discriminates...

The dynamic decode-and-forward channel: SNR allocation.

Conference Proceeding
Maagh, S., Sharp, J., & Binnie, D. (2013)
The dynamic decode-and-forward channel: SNR allocation. In Telecommunications forum: TELFOR 2013, (319-322). https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.3013.6716234
In the half-duplex relay channel applying the decode-and-forward protocol the relay introduces energy over random time intervals into the channel as observed at the destinatio...

A touchless passive Infrared gesture sensor.

Conference Proceeding
Wojtczuk, P., Binnie, D., Armitage, A., Chamberlain, T., & Giebeler, C. (2013)
A touchless passive Infrared gesture sensor. In Proceeding of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Technology, 67-68. https://doi.org/10.1145/2508468.2514713
A sensing device for a touchless, hand gesture, user interface based on an inexpensive passive infrared pyroelectric detector array is presented. The 2 x 2 element sensor resp...

Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array

Journal Article
Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, T. D., & Chamberlain, T. (2012)
Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array. Sensors & transducers, 14-1(Special Issue), 83-94
We present an approach that is intended for simple gesture control using a relatively inexpensive pyroelectric array detector. The detector is manufactured using standard wafe...

Comparative study on connected component labeling algorithms for embedded video processing systems.

Conference Proceeding
Walczyk, R., Armitage, A., & Binnie, D. (2010)
Comparative study on connected component labeling algorithms for embedded video processing systems. In H. Deligiannidis (Ed.), Proceedings of the IPCV'10
The objective of this paper is to carry out a detailed analysis of the most popular connected components labeling (CCL) algorithms for binary images. This study investigates t...

CFAR Adaptive PN Code acquisition for DSSS Systems

Journal Article
Wei, B., Sharif, M., Binnie, D., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2008)
CFAR Adaptive PN Code acquisition for DSSS Systems. The Mediterranean journal of electronics and communications, 4, 37-45
Constant false alarm rate (CFAR) techniques can be used in Pseudo-Noise (PN) code acquisition in Spread Spectrum (SS) communication systems, and all the CFAR techniques perfor...

Adaptive PN code acquisition in multi-path spread spectrum communications using FPGA.

Conference Proceeding
Wei, B., Sharif, M., Binnie, D. & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007)
Adaptive PN code acquisition in multi-path spread spectrum communications using FPGA. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems, 573-576. ISBN 978-1424409686
Performance of two pseudonoise (PN) code detectors was tested. Cell averaging (CA) and order Statistics (OS) constant false alarm rates (CFAR) were analysed against mean acqui...

PN code acquisition with a CA-CFAR adaptive digital matched filter and its realisation using FPGA.

Conference Proceeding
Wie, B., Sharif, M., Almaini, A. E. A. & Binnie, D. (2006)
PN code acquisition with a CA-CFAR adaptive digital matched filter and its realisation using FPGA. In Proceedings of IEEE 13th International Conference on Systems, Signals & Image Processing, IWSSIP’06
In this paper the performance of a Cell Averaging Constant False Alarm Rate (CA-CFAR) Pseudo-Noise (PN) code adaptive detector is analysed for a single path communication chan...

Electromechanical analysis of a prosthetic arm (EMAS).

Conference Proceeding
Binnie, D., Gow, D. J. & Hill, S. S. (2005)
Electromechanical analysis of a prosthetic arm (EMAS). In Proceedings of the MEC’05 conference, UNB; 2005ISBN 1-55131-100-3
A characterisation of a complete arm prosthesis is necessary to develop effective control. This is a description of the use of Lagrange methodology to describe the system and ...

Using low-cost infrared detectors to monitor movement of pedestrians: initial findings.

Journal Article
Kerridge, J., Armitage, A., Binnie, D., Lei, L. & Sumpter, N. (2003)
Using low-cost infrared detectors to monitor movement of pedestrians: initial findings. Transportation research record. 1878, 11-18. doi:10.3141/1878-02. ISSN 0361-1981
Monitoring the movement of pedestrians in everyday environments is difficult, especially if accurate data are required. Typically, data pertaining to the origins and destinati...
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Investigation into the optimising of an electroless co-deposited solid oxide fuel cell anode

2015 - date
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
Rob Turnbull | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Shearer | Second Supervisor: Dr Callum Wilson

Surface Functionality in nanocellulose Processing and Composite Formulations

2015 - 2019
Dr Amaka Onyianta | Director of Studies: Dr Mark Dorris | Second Supervisor: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

The role of technical efficiency and productivity evolution in port development: An application to the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ports

2013 - 2018
The role of technical efficiency and product...
Shelly-Ann Julien | Director of Studies: Dr Jason Monios | Second Supervisor: Prof Tom Rye

Critical evaluation of the electric vehicle for sustainable mobility

2012 - 2017
Ross Milligan | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ian Smith

Energy delivery of solar farms with reference to shading

2012 - 2019
Michael Jeffrey | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ian Smith

Impact of climate change and envelope performance dilapidation on dwellings

2012 - 2019
"This study looks at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they comp...
Dr Julio Bros Williamson | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Hand gesture discrimination with passive infrared sensor arrays

2010 - 2017
Piotr Wojtczuk | Director of Studies: Dr David Binnie | Second Supervisor: Alistair Armitage