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Because of the shorter wavelengths involved, typical radar sensors are usually small enough that they can be physically turned and tilted. Thus, it isnot unusual to see radar sensors turning around and tilting up and down. Although I'm not personally aware of any applications that use arrays of radarsensors, my suspicion is that there probably are some being used in fixed air surveillance operations.

Petroleum exploration

A large percentage of petroleum exploration involves the insertion of a powerful surge of acoustic energy into the ground (or into the ocean) and listening for and recording the echo signals returned by the various layers ofthe earth. By moving across the earth and repeating this process, a profile of the earth's layering can be produced. An experienced exploration geophysicist can examine the profiles and reach conclusions as to the likelihoodthat a particular stratum contains petroleum.

Exploration geophysicists have been using arrays of sensors for this purpose for at least the past 55 years according to my personal knowledge, and probablyfor many years before that.

Image processing

Image processing in the wavenumber domain

While the examples described above are interesting, they are beyond the scope of anything that I can demonstrate online. However, there are severalinteresting applications using 2D Fourier transforms that I can demonstrate online. One of those applications is image processing.

Future modules will show how to use 2D Fourier transforms for such purposes as softening images, sharpening images, doing edge detection on images, etc. Forthis application, it is satisfactory to use a 2D Fourier transform program that assumes that the space domain data is purely real. Therefore, the program that Iwill present and explain in Part 2 of this module will make that assumption.

Image processing in the space domain

The 2D Fourier transform will be used in future modules to help explain how and why 2D image convolution behaves the way it does. A preview of that materialis shown in Figure 6 .

Figure 6. Image processing in the space domain.
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Convolution versus multiplication

Convolution in the space domain is equivalent to multiplication in the wavenumber domain, and vice versa.

A simple space function and its wavenumber spectrum

The top left image in Figure 6 shows a simple 3D surface in space consisting of a raised square. The wavenumber spectrum of that surface is shown in thelower left image in Figure 6 . Note that the spectrum has a peak at a wavenumber value of zero with low values at the higher wave numbers near the edges. Thepeak in the center is relatively narrow with respect to the folding wave number at the edges.

A 2D convolution operator and its spectral response

The image in the upper center of Figure 6 shows a typical 2D convolution operator consisting of a value of +8 in the center surrounded by eightcoefficients each having a value of -1.

The wavenumber spectral response of that convolution operator is shown in the lower center. Note that it has peaks at the folding wavenumbers on all foursides with a low value in the center.

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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