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    • A Methodology for Estimating Construction Unit Bid Prices 

      Erbatur, Osman 1978- (2012-11-28)
      The internship company does not have a standard procedure for preparing an engineer’s estimate of probable construction cost document (engineer’s estimate) for municipal projects. Every project manager employs a methodology ...
    • Development of Diagnostic Algorithms for Air Brakes in Trucks 

      Dhar, Sandeep (2011-10-21)
      In this dissertation, we focus on development of algorithms for estimating the severity of air leakage and for predicting the out-of-adjustment of pushrod in an air brake system of heavy commercial vehicles. The leakage ...
    • Distributed Linear Combination Estimators for Localization Based on Received Signal Strength 

      Chen, Wei-Yu (2013-12-05)
      Locating the position of a radio frequency device is indispensable in many wireless applications. The most famous method is the Global Positioning System (GPS), which uses trilateration with satellites, is ...
    • Essays on Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Contracts 

      Zhang, Daiqiang (2017-03-24)
      Due to the fundamental role of asymmetric information in economic relations, during the past decades contracts have flourished and dedicated to how the information asymmetry and incentives induce strategic behavior among ...
    • Estimation Strategies for Constrained and Hybrid Dynamical Systems 

      Parish, Julie Marie Jones (2012-10-19)
      The estimation approaches examined in this dissertation focus on manipulating system dynamical models to allow the well-known form of the continuous-discrete extended Kalman filter (CDEKF) to accommodate constrained and ...
    • Experimental Investigation of Helicopter Weight and Mass Center Estimation 

      Taylor, Bradley Whitten (2013-04-09)
      Real-time estimates of weight and mass center location for helicopters are desirable for flight control and condition-based maintenance purposes. While methods to estimate mass parameters of helicopters have been developed, ...
    • Parameter estimation in ordinary differential equations 

      Ng, Chee Loong (Texas A&M University, 2004-09-30)
      The parameter estimation problem or the inverse problem of ordinary differential equations is prevalent in many process models in chemistry, molecular biology, control system design and many other engineering applications. ...
    • Phase Retrieval Using Estimation Methods For Intensity Correlation Imaging 

      Young, Brian T. (2010-10-12)
      The angular resolution of an imaging system is sharply bounded by the diffraction limit, a fundamental property of electromagnetic radiation propagation. In order to increase resolution and see finer details of remote ...
    • Robust Nonparametric Estimation and Testing of Econometric Models 

      Li, Zheng (2017-04-05)
      In the first essay, we investigate the nonlinear quantile regression with mixed discrete and continuous regressors. A local linear smoothing technique with the mixed continuous and discrete kernel function is proposed to ...
    • Wireless Device Orientation Estimation 

      Heidtke, Derek W
      Estimation of wireless device location (localization) has been studied extensively for its usefulness in network infrastructures. However, the related issue of determining device orientation has received less attention. ...