Application of Neural Networks

  • D. Andina
  • A. Vega-Corona
  • J. I. Seijas
  • M. J. Alarcòn

This chapter is dedicated to the scope of which facts should be considered when deciding whether a Neural Network (NN) solution is suitable to solve a given problem. This is followed by a detailed example of a successful and useful application: a Neural Binary Detector


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Andina
    • 1
  • A. Vega-Corona
    • 2
  • J. I. Seijas
    • 3
  • M. J. Alarcòn
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones (SSR)Universidad Politècnica de Madrid (UPM)Ciudad Universitaria C.P. 28040España
  2. 2.Facultad de Ingenierìa, Mecànica, Elèctrica y Electrònica (FIMEE)Universidad de Guanajuato (UG)SalamancaMèxico
  3. 3.Departamento de Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones (SSR)Universidad Politècnica de Madrid (UPM)Ciudad Universitaria C.P. 28040España

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