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Long Range Automated Persistent Surveillance

Summary: Long Range Automated Persistent
A Dissertation Presented for the
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Yi Yao
May 2008
First and foremost, I am deeply indebted to my parents, Zhongqing Jin and Qi Yao,
who have always encouraged me to pursue higher education. To my husband, Yanzhen
Li, who has always supported me during this journey. To my sister, Lan Jin, and her
family for their love.
I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Mongi Abidi, who has made me who I am and
who I will be in my professional career. His willingness to support my work and his
guidance throughout my studies has allowed me to develop my abilities to think through
the problems and skills to find the answers. I thank him for that opportunity. Special
thanks indeed go to Dr. Besma Abidi, whose regular technical comments provided me
valuable guidance throughout my research. Also, I would like to thank Dr. Paul Crilly,
Dr. Hairong Qi, and Dr. Hamparsum Bozdogan. Their advice and counsel have been of


Source: Abidi, Mongi A. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences