IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM

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COMPLETE LIST OF AUTHORS:

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Copyright Transfer

The undersigned hereby assigns to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated (the “IEEE”) all rights under copyright that may exist in and to the above Work, and any revised or expanded derivative works submitted to the IEEE by the undersigned based on the Work. The undersigned hereby warrants that the Work is original and that he/she is the author of the Work; to the extent the Work incorporates text passages, figures, data or other material from the works of others, the undersigned has obtained any necessary permissions. See reverse side for Retained Rights and other Terms and Conditions.

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RETAINED RIGHTS/TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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