First International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering, 1992 (Conf. Publ. No. 360)

19-21 Aug. 1992

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  • Knowledge-based approach to signal smoothing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):23 - 28
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    The task of signal smoothing is addressed as a special case of signal processing. Despite the fact that the smoothing methods are based on the analytic signal description and work on the quantitative representation of signals, good choice of a method is far from trivial and is based on the qualitative knowledge about the signal and noise. The authors aim is to help the usage of so called order sta... View full abstract»

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  • A constraint maintenance system for the distributed resource allocation problem

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):197 - 202
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The problem of allocating resources to activities may be decomposed into sub-problems, and these sub-problems may in turn be distributed across a society of problem solving agents. Distribution may be due to the geographical nature of the problem, or may reflect the structure of the organisation within which the activities take place. However, one might anticipate some degree of coupling between s... View full abstract»

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  • On-line diagnosis of a supercharger in a noisy environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):65 - 70
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    The article describes the engine on-line diagnosis system ODIN, a prototype that performs early `deviation' recognition on the supercharger of a diesel engine. ODIN is undergoing real size testing on board a French Navy ship. Diagnosing on internal combustion engine is a complex task, for numerous reasons: noisy data, unavailability of a complete and faithful model, multiple faults, small number o... View full abstract»

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  • Self organization of manufacturing systems-stochastic matrix learning automata approach

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):111 - 116
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    The authors discuss the self-organization of distributed manufacturing controllers which employ Stochastic Matrix Learning Automata (SLA) theory (Narendra et al.) Learning Automata, Prentice Hall, 1989 as a learning method. An SLA based distributed learning controller is first proposed. One faces the following two problems when applying SLA to the distributed control: (1) the local rule updating d... View full abstract»

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  • SETH: an expert system for functional test and fault diagnosis of electronic devices

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):59 - 64
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The authors describe how test benches based on the SETH System are used in Siemens Telecomunicazioni connected one another to form a testing line. During its activity SETH automatically drives the complex set of instruments that forms the test bench. By comparing the actual value read on the unit under test and the values stored in the knowledge base, SETH determines the next action to be executed... View full abstract»

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  • The Consensus approach to intelligent systems engineering

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):86 - 91
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    A large-scale application in the area of air traffic control (ATC) has been built to allow the Consensus methodology to be evaluated. The Consensus project is using Craig's (1989) Cassandra architecture-a refinement of the blackboard architecture-as a framework for designing distributed AI applications, coupling it with the real-time structured analysis techniques of Hatley & Pirbhai (1987), t... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of multiple layer woven textile structures for composite reinforcements

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):104 - 110
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    The paper introduces a three dimensional simulation of multiple layer woven textile structures used for composite reinforcement. With the structural logic being delivered by an irregular 3D matrix, the images of most possible multiple layered structures can be generated. The simulation can be used to assist the design of reinforcements for composite materials, and the 3D images can be used as geom... View full abstract»

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  • A knowledge-based cable harness design rule checker to improve the effectiveness and efficiency

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):185 - 189
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    With the increase in the use of advanced technologies in products like aeroplanes and computers the performance of the cable harness has become critical. The cable harness needs to be designed as an integral part of the product and not as an after thought. The development cycle of the products has also shortened and there is an increased demand for a rapid design facility. The cable hardness desig... View full abstract»

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  • Concepts of didactics in intelligent training systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):257 - 262
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    Intelligent training systems (ITS) overcome the limits of simulators in training operators of sophisticated physical systems. Intelligent computer tutors resemble human tutors as they can plan a lesson, monitor the trainees performance, give remedies and explanations, always adapting contents and form of the training course to the trainee cognitive needs and preferences. The paper reports basic co... View full abstract»

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  • Using qualitative bond graph reasoning to derive look-up tables for fuzzy logic controllers

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):226 - 231
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    Qualitative reasoning, bond graphs and fuzzy logic are developed respectively in three different fields: computer science, system dynamics and automatic control. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. Fortunately, these methods are compensating and they can be used to offset each other's weaknesses. Qualitative reasoning on bond graphs leads to ambiguities in its reasoning process while... View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented framework for control-system design

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):135 - 140
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    The paper presents an object-oriented framework for the design of control systems that is based on the physical and functional structuring of the plant. The framework guides the designer from structuring the plant, over functional specification and design, to implementation. The basic units of the framework are objects that reside in states and are transferred between the states by means of state ... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent pointers for fault diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):165 - 170
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    The paper explains a scheme for monitoring and diagnosing a plant in real time. This approach is based on application of system theory and artificial intelligence. System theory assists in obtaining information from the plant. This is done by constructing a mathematical model of plant. Comparing outputs from the real plant and its model provides useful information concerning the state of the syste... View full abstract»

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  • Application of AI techniques for fault diagnosis in power distribution system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):53 - 58
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    A fault diagnosis system for power distribution system using rule-based approach and machine learning of fault pattern through network state capturing mechanism is described. Special KBS record format is proposed for knowledge representation. By linking to a distribution system simulator, the diagnostic system has been trained and verified. Two model distribution systems have also been tested and ... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent alarm system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):324 - 329
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    The authors describe an alarm system which will detect and track a human moving around a scene from stationary cameras. The authors provide a summary of the system from the lower pixel based representation to the higher level edge grouping and stereo matching. Data flows from the three cameras into the initial segmentation modules before the stereo matching algorithm is applied. After stereo match... View full abstract»

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  • Some aspects of the use of intelligent systems engineering in the design of airport security programmes

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):77 - 85
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    The author indicates specific areas of airport security and security equipment where intelligent systems engineering (ISE) has greatly enhanced the equipment capability. The basic features of several different technologies for explosive and narcotics detection which are available in commercial devices, from the viewpoint of sensitivity, selectivity, response time, complexity, cost and health hazar... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge representation for mechanical assembly sequences

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):98 - 103
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    Knowledge that is concerned with mechanical assembly sequences is identified, classified and represented using a Petri net framework. The proposed framework can be used to compute a range of information relevant to the assembly process by specifying the interpretation for the net. Such a framework allows an intelligent system to represent and reason about assembly plans View full abstract»

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  • A knowledge-based system for fuzzy ECG interpretation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):238 - 243
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    A knowledge-based system (called KBSEI), which adopts the basic architecture of blackboard systems is proposed for intelligent ECG interpretation. The architecture and functional descriptions of KBSEI are introduced. The frame inference engine used in KBSEI is discussed. Finally, descriptions of the system implementation, test results and a short conclusion are given View full abstract»

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  • A design methodology for a self-maintenance machine

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):179 - 184
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    Traditional design for reliability is not perfect, because such systems aim at less faults but once a fault happens they hard-fail. To prevent such disasters, one should develop soft-fail machines that can still maintain their functions even if faults happen. The authors propose a framework of a self-maintenance machine (SMM). Two repair strategies are proposed; viz., control type and functional r... View full abstract»

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  • Power plant domain representation for operator intelligent training systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):250 - 256
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    The authors present the domain representation for an intelligent training system for the operation of thermal power plants, particularized to the Iberdrola owned Santurce thermal plant. The application, named SANTURCEDEM, is developed within the European Community ESPRIT ITSIE project, and its architecture consist of three main sections: the Domain, the Tutor and the User Interface. The descriptio... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based support for distributed real-time systems design

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):218 - 225
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    Network based (or distributed) systems are hard to design and understand, and correcting a design mistake will be very costly. These systems are further complicated by their real-time needs. The investigation is based on Fieldbus type networks which provide industrial local network communications via a bus which will interconnect to low cost devices such as transducers and controllers. Most applic... View full abstract»

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  • Application of analogical reasoning to pursuit of targets in robotics

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):17 - 22
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    The authors suggest a new approach of target tracking by a robot. Robot joints are independently controlled. This research improves other research carried on decentralized control of automated systems in the Laboratory of Automatics and Computer Science of Marseille (LAIM) (Brun-Picard (1988), Carmona (1990). Previous research showed the feasibility of the decentralization of control algorithms. T... View full abstract»

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  • The application of a consulting/expert system in the field of system identification

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):129 - 134
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    A consulting/expert system for the identification of linear MISO-systems is presented. The well known process of identification comprising signal analysis and data conditioning, parameter estimation and model validation is completely supported by this knowledge-based programming system. Being drafted both for specialists and non-specialists this consulting system (algorithmic and knowledge-based p... View full abstract»

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  • DMUSE-a distributed real-time knowledge based systems toolkit

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):203 - 209
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    The paper focuses on the architectural approach taken for the DMuse project. This includes a description of the Muse real time intelligent knowledge based systems (IKBS) toolkit and the alterations necessary to provide this system on a multiprocessor platform to produce the distributed Muse (DMuse) toolkit. For the purposes of the paper only the software is described View full abstract»

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  • First International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (Conf. Publ. No.360)

    Publication Year: 1992
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    The following topics were dealt with: robotics; path planning and navigation; signal processing and pattern recognition; diagnosis; transport; systems identification and controller design; diagnosis techniques; design; CAD; intelligent training systems; neural nets; distributed systems; fuzzy systems; and safety critical systems View full abstract»

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  • Developing strategies for manipulator path planning with orientation constraints

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):7 - 12
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    The paper discusses the work undertaken at the UK National Advanced Robotics Research Centre in the area of path planning. Experiments have been undertaken with the best first planner (BFP) and random path planner (RPP) algorithms developed at Stanford University by Barraquand & Latombe (Rep. no. STAN-CS-89-1259, 1989). These look particularly suitable for solving a wide range of motion planni... View full abstract»

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