Center for Musculoskeletal Research

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Brandon Merkl

bmerkl@cmb.utk.edu

My dissertation will relate to the signal processing of a Local Positioning System which we are building. By using advanced subspace-based methods such as Independent Component Analysis or Hankel Total Least Squares, the main body of my work will be localizing surgical tools in the operating room while minimizing the effects of multipath interference. The goal of our system is to localize 30-40 tools in real-time with sub-millimeter accuracy. A large body of my work will be in stochastic process control and blind source separation.