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  • Determining Unique Fingerprint Features for Biometric Encoding of Data 

    Cucu, Catalin; Cucos, Alex; Corcoran, Peter (2008)
    A novel approach to determining unique fingerprint features with high repeatibility is described. The techniques described are particularly suitable for CE applications and devices employing inexpensive capacitative ...
  • Digital camera connectivity solutions using the picture transfer protocol (PTP) 

    Bigioi, Petronel; Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2002)
    Interconnectivity of digital camera with other devices is one of the main concerns of consumers and digital camera manufacturers. Interconnectivity features in digital cameras allow more consumer-friendly ...
  • A dual image processing pipeline camera with CE applications 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel (2011)
    The implementation of a dual image processing pipeline camera on a state-of-art FPGA system is described. This camera can simultaneously acquire dual images of a scene and process, analyze and merge both images to enable ...
  • Effect of modeling approach on climate change focused life cycle assessments for a contemporary smartphone device 

    Corcoran, Peter; Andrae, Anders S.G.; Samuli Vaija, Mikko; Garcia, Catherine; Dechenaux, Elisabeth (2014)
    Life cycle assessments (LCA) of consumer electronics and beyond are usually performed and reported very differently. As a result it is often difficult to assess the robustness, variability and transparency of reported LCA ...
  • Effect of sawdust addition on composting of separated raw and anaerobically digested pig manure 

    Troy, Shane M.; Leahy, James J.; Healy, Mark G. (Elsevier, 2012-06)
    Manures need the addition of carbon-rich bulking agents to conserve N during composting, which increases the cost of the composting process. The recommended proportion of manure / sawdust, based on a carbon (C): nitrogen ...
  • Electricity in a Climate Constrained World [Book Review] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-01)
    This latest study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on world electricity consumption, its current status, and the most likely developments we are going to see during the next few years. If you are familiar with ...
  • Home network infrastructure for handheld/wearable appliances 

    Corcoran, Peter M.; Bigioi, Petronel; Lupu, loan (IEEE, 2002)
    A server infrastructure allows wireless wearable appliances or portable handsets to access consumer services offered via the server. Services are accessed via a Universal Home Services Interface (UHSI) which is ...
  • The Innovations and Inventions of Steve Jobs [IP Corner] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-04)
    Much of the world of patents is shrouded in layers of legal mysticism, semantic nuances, and subtle complexities. Those of you who are regular readers of "IP Corner" will know that I often try to explain the principles ...
  • Internet connectivity solutions for digital photography 

    Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2000)
    The exposure of consumers to the Internet is opening up broad new markets for data-centric services and products. One of these new markets is that of digital photography. A key to growing this emerging ...
  • Internet Enabled Digital Photography 

    Corcoran, Peter M.; Bigioi, Petronel; Steinberg, Eran (IEEE, 1999)
    The principles and concepts of Internet Enabled Digital Photography are outlined. The design and implementation of an interface appliance to connect digital cameras to the Internet is described. In ...
  • Introducing the IEEE Biometrics Compendium: Insight into the current issue. 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-01)
    IEEE biometrics compendium is the first IEEE virtual journal, which is a collection of previously published IEEE papers in specific scientific and technical disciplines paired with value-added commentary from technology ...
  • Iris authentication in handheld devices - considerations for constraint-free acquisition 

    Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel; Thavalengal, Shejin (IEEE, 2015-05)
    As a near ideal biometric, iris authentication is widely used and mobile acquisition techniques are known. But iris acquisition on handheld imaging devices, such as smartphones, poses multiple, unique challenges. In this ...
  • Kickstarting Collaboration [Notes from the Editor] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-07)
    [no abstract available]
  • A Lexicon of Patent Jargon [IP Corner] 

    Corcoran, Peter (2014)
    Often when I am doing work related to patents and IP, I find myself talking a different language. It is a strange legal dialect that patent lawyers have developed over many years. Now while its original purpose was ...
  • Managing Resources for Better Behaved Robots 

    Kennelly, Ronan; Morgan, Fearghal; Galvin, Martin (2006)
    This paper presents an architecture based on features of the QNX real-time operating system (RTOS) that translate directly into aspects of a behaviour-based robotic model.Significant research effort has been expended on ...
  • Mapping home-network appliances to TCP/IP sockets using a three-tiered home gateway architecture 

    Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 1998)
    A three-tier gateway architecture for internetworking between home automation networks and a TCP/IP based wide area network, such as the internet, is described. The architecture abstracts the ...
  • A Matter of Timing: Consumer Electronics & Network Time 

    Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2013-10)
    Network time protocol (NTP) has become widely used across the Internet to synchronize clocks on computers and, more recently, on a wide variety of handheld devices. You are using NTP on a daily basis without even knowing ...
  • On color texture normalization for active appearance models 

    Ionita, Mircea C.; Corcoran, Peter M.; Buzuloiu, Vasile (IEEE, 2009-05-12)
    The extension of the standard grayscale active appearance model (AAM) techniques to color images is investigated. Prior work in this field has mainly focused on RGB color models which did not demonstrate noticeable benefits ...
  • The Patent Prosecution Process [IP Corner] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-01)
    Patents are legal documents, but they capture and preserve rights to important engineering ideas. For this reason, they are very important to the corporations and research institutions that employ engineers. And as a ...
  • A portable Java API interface to simplify user access to digital cameras 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 1998-08)
    The digital camera is one of the main successes of recent years in consumer electronics. However ii typical digital camera remains tied to proprietary software on a personal computer. In this paper we describe the design ...