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You've searched: University of New Orleans Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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    • Advanced Techniques for Improving the Efficacy of Digital Forensics Investigations

    • Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Digital Investigation, File Carving, Live Forensics, RAM Forensics, Forensic Discovery, Forensic Discovery Auditing
    • Digital forensics is the science concerned with discovering, preserving, and analyzing evidence on digital devices. The intent is to be able to determine what events have taken place, when they occurred, who performed them, and how they were...
    • 2009-12-20
    • Analysis of a Turbopiston Pump

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    • An innovative pump, TurboPiston Pump, has been invented to incorporate the merits of centrifugal, axial, and positive displacement pumps. The TurboPiston pump is designed to deliver large flow rates at very high pressure of up to 1000 psia. To...
    • 2006-08-09;
    • Representative Environments for Reduced Estimation Time
of Wide Area Acoustic Performance

    • Underwater acoustics, acoustic provincing, environmental data, acoustic modeling, uncertainty
    • Advances in ocean modeling (Barron et al., 2006) have improved such that ocean forecasts and even ensembles (e.g., Coelho et al., 2009) representing ocean uncertainty are becoming more widely available. This facilitates nowcasts (current time ocean...
    • 2010-05-14
    • Regulation of Volume by Spermatozoa and Its Significance for Conservation Biology

    • conservation biology, spermatozoa, volume regulation, potassium channels, contraception, cryopreservation
    • Reproductive science plays an important role in conservation biology. Quantitative studies of basic reproductive biology in wildlife are critical for the development of successful assisted reproductive technologies. Investigation of the volume...
    • 2007-08-08;
    • Fog Cooling, Wet Compression and Droplet Dynamics In Gas Turbine Compressors

    • Wet compression, Overspray, Axial Compressor
    • During hot days, gas turbine power output deteriorates significantly. Among various means to augment gas turbine output, inlet air fog cooling is considered as the simplest and most costeffective method. During fog cooling, water is atomized to...
    • 2009-05-15;
    • Bank Efficiency Dynamics and Market Reaction around Merger Announcement

    • Malmquist index; Bank Industry Consolidation
    • We study, using the non-parametric data envelopment approach, we investigated the long-run profit efficiency dynamics and the short-run market reaction of nine pre-classified merger deals of merging and non-merging U.S. banks over the time period...
    • 2006-05-22;
    • Numerical Modeling of River Diversions in the Lower Mississippi River

    • 3-D numerical modeling, 1-D numerical modeling, river diversions, mobile-bed, sediment transport, Lower Mississippi River
    • The presence of man-made levees along the Lower Mississippi River (MR) has significantly reduced the River sediment input to the wetlands and much of the River's sediment is now lost to the Gulf of Mexico. The sediment load in the River has also...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Investigations of Pile Foundations in Brownfields

    • Relative Lateral Extent; Relative penetration; Relative low; Contaminant Transport; Wicking; Pile foundations; Conduit Formation; Direct Transfer; Brownfields
    • “Brownfields” are real estate property with subsurface or surface contamination. The redevelopment of Brownfields is required to clean, improve and protect the environment. Piles foundations are often used in Brownfields to support structures....
    • 2005-05-20;
    • On the Determination of Building Footprints from LIDAR Data

    • morphological filter, building footprints, LIDAR data, region growing, satellite image
    • A new approach to improve the determination of building boundaries through automatic processing of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data is presented. The LIDAR data is processed and interpolated into a grayscale image of intensity values...
    • 2007-12-15;
    • Numerical and Experimental Analysis of a TurboPiston Pump

    • TurboPiston Pump, Centrifugal Pump, Piston Pump, Valve, CFD, Dynamic Mesh, Fluent, Ansys
    • The TurboPiston Pump was invented to make use of merits such as, high flow rates often seen in centrifugal pumps and high pressures associated with positive displacement pumps. The objective of this study is to manufacture a plastic model 12”...
    • 2010-05-14
    • Quality in Education in the Calcasieu Parish School System: Experiences of Administrators

    • Quality, Total Quality Management, Quality in Education, Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, Baldrige, continuous improvement, school improvement, school reform, administrators, principals
    • The Malcolm Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence outline effective practices and core values that have assisted businesses, health agencies, government institutions, and several school systems in the United States to improve...
    • 2010-05-14
    • Image Completion: Comparison of Different Methods and Combination of Techniques

    • Image Completion, Image Inpainting, Discrete Cosine Transform
    • Image completion is the process of filling missing regions of an image based on the known sections of the image. This technique is useful for repairing damaged images or removing unwanted objects from images. Research on this technique is...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Hidden Markov Model with Binned Duration and Its Application

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    • Hidden Markov models (HMM) have been widely used in various applications such as speech processing and bioinformatics. However, the standard hidden Markov model requires state occupancy durations to be geometrically distributed, which can be...
    • 2010-05-14

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