The patent, which was originally filed on March 24, 1997, is for a bilinear decimator
with error correction.
Runners up, Milton Library's 'The Dewey Decimators
,' came in second and Mackie Harley Davidson's 'Bee-zee Riders' took best costume.
If signal denoising is a target application of the filter bank then the decimators
can be removed and filters P(z) and U(z) upsampled, resulting in an undecimated transform.
The best indicator in this country of H5N1 bird flu will be if the natural decimators
of birds, our domestic cats, start dropping dead.
Both belonged to the proud Pashtun tribe of Afridi, the main decimators
of the British army during its failed attempts to subdue the region in the days of the Raj.
Heroic pioneers had trekked through the Sierras and then came builders, but also decimators
- of redwoods and sequoias, of grizzly bears that used to abound here, and of the cumbrous condor, whose protection has run to over 25 million dollars, with few tangible results.
14 Case Study: Multirate Decimators