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Seenivasagam V.,National Engineering College | Velumani R.,Sethu Institute of Technology
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine | Year: 2013

Healthcare institutions adapt cloud based archiving of medical images and patient records to share them efficiently. Controlled access to these records and authentication of images must be enforced to mitigate fraudulent activities and medical errors. This paper presents a zero-watermarking scheme implemented in the composite Contourlet Transform (CT) - Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) domain for unambiguous authentication of medical images. Further, a framework is proposed for accessing patient records based on the watermarking scheme. The patient identification details and a link to patient data encoded into a Quick Response (QR) code serves as the watermark. In the proposed scheme, the medical image is not subjected to degradations due to watermarking. Patient authentication and authorized access to patient data are realized on combining a Secret Share with the Master Share constructed from invariant features of the medical image. The Hu's invariant image moments are exploited in creating the Master Share. The proposed system is evaluated with Checkmark software and is found to be robust to both geometric and non geometric attacks. © 2013 V. Seenivasagam and R. Velumani. Source

Kailasanathan C.,Sethu Institute of Technology | Selvakumar N.,Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi
Ceramics International | Year: 2012

Recently, nano bio-composites have emerged as an efficient strategy to upgrade the structural and functional properties of synthetic bone grafts. Bioinert ceramics have attracted wide attention because of their biocompatibility. Novel composites of nano-hydroxyapatite/GEL with incorporation of bioinert ceramics like Al 2O 3, TiO 2 and ZrO 2 for different composites as a reinforcing phase to increase its mechanical properties was prepared. The nHAp with the size of 10-50 nm in diameter and 50-100 nm in length was uniformly distributed into GEL matrix to form the composite. It was found that the composite with a high ceramic content has good homogeneity and mechanical strength, which are close to the cancellous bone. An interconnected porous material with porosity of at least 74% was achieved by phase inversion method. The formation reaction of the nHAp/GEL/bioinert ceramic nanocomposite was then investigated via FT-IR, XRD, TG/DTA and SEM. The organic-inorganic interaction between HAp nano crystallites and GEL molecules were confirmed from FT-IR and TG/DTA. The compressive strength of bioinert ceramic reinforced nanocomposites scaffolds could high up to 13.15 MPa while those of nHAp/GEL were 4.87 MPa. The nano indentation technique was used to find nano hardness and fracture toughness was evaluated by Vickers indentation. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved. Source

Shanmugaraju A.,Arul Anandar College | Bendict Lawrance M.,Sethu Institute of Technology
Solar Physics | Year: 2015

A set of 88 halo CMEs observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/Large Angle Solar Coronagraph (SOHO/LASCO) during the period 2005 to 2010 is considered to study the relationship of these halo CMEs with Type-II radio bursts in the deca–hectametric (DH) wavelength range observed by Wind/(Plasma and Radio Waves: WAVES). Among the 88 events, 39 halo CMEs are found to be associated with DH Type-II radio bursts and their characteristics are analyzed with the following results: i) The heights of the CME leading edge at the time of the starting frequencies of many of the selected DH Type-II events (74 %) are in the range ((Formula presented.)) where the shocks are formed. ii) The mean speed of DH-associated halo CMEs (1610 km s−1) is nearly twice the mean speed (853 km s−1) of halo CMEs without DH Type-II radio bursts, implying that the peak of the Alfvén speed profile in the outer corona where DH Type-II radio bursts start might be around 800 km s−1. iii) The shock speed of DH Type-II radio bursts calculated using the heights of shock signatures of the corresponding CME events is found to be slightly higher than the CME speed. iv) The CME speed plays a major role in the determination of the ending frequency of DH Type-II radio bursts but not the starting frequency. v) The relationship between the characteristics of DH Type-II radio bursts and CMEs is explained in the context of the universal drift-rate spectrum. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source

Shakilabanu A.,Sethu Institute of Technology | Wahidabanu R.S.D.,Government of Tamilnadu
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology | Year: 2013

This paper proposes a brain emotional learning based intelligent controller (BELBIC)for Interior Permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) drives used for traction application. The IPMSM is a suitable motor for traction because of its brushless, wide constant speed-power region and low power-loss operation. The operation of the BELBIC is based on the emotion processing mechanism in the brain. This intelligent control is stimulated by the limbic system of the mammalian brain. Dual feedback and online tuning of emotional controller assures enhanced performance of the drive system. Dual loop adjustable speed drive system is proposed in this paper for traction application. The conventional PI controller controls the speed but does not guarantee the stability of the machine during the load variation. PI controller makes the system unstable by windup action. In this paper novel methods such as the Fuzzy PI controller and BELBIC are proposed to improve stability. Current is controlled by PI controller and speed is controlled by Fuzzy PI controller and BELBIC. Speed and torque performance of the machine is improved by the Fuzzy PI controller and BELBIC compared to conventional PI controller in the IPMSM drive system. © 2005 - 2013 JATIT & LLS. All rights reserved. Source

Mothilal S.,Sethu Institute of Technology | Gunasekaran A.,University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Nachiappan S.P.,Thiagarajar College of Engineering | Jayaram J.,University of South Carolina
International Journal of Production Research | Year: 2012

This paper uses the extant literature to identify the key success factors that are associated with performance in the Indian third-party logistics service providers (3PL) sector. We contribute to the sparse literature that has examined the relationship between key success factors and performance in the Indian 3PL context. This study offers new insights and isolates key success factors that vary in their impact on operations and financial performance measures. Specifically, we found that the key success factor of relationship with customers significantly influenced the operations measures of on-time delivery performance and customer satisfaction and the financial measure of profit growth. Similarly, the key success factor of skilled logistics professionals improved the operational measure of customer satisfaction and the financial measure of profit growth. The key success factor of breadth of service significantly affected the financial measure of revenue growth, but did not affect any operational measure. To further unravel the patterns of these results, a contingency analysis of these relationships according to firm size was also conducted. Relationship with 3PLs was significant irrespective of firm size. Our findings contribute to academic theory and managerial practice by offering context-specific suggestions on the usefulness of specific key success factors based on their potential influence on operational and financial performance in the Indian 3PL industry. © 2012 Taylor & Francis. Source

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