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Date 25-27 June 1996

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  • Southcon/96 Conference Record

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Tracking electric vehicles with GPS

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):285 - 289
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    There are several cross-country solar and electric vehicle racing events conducted around the world which demonstrate the capabilities of the cars. The vehicles travel on rural and urban highways, blending in with conventional cars. The vehicles in the event are judged on speed, range, efficiency and performance. The organizers of the events have developed several different methods to track and ti... View full abstract»

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  • Bus industry changing to electric

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Summary form only given. The Advanced Vehicle Systems, Inc. (AVS) twenty-two-foot battery powered electric bus is a high quality shuttle vehicle produced in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The vehicle's evolution comes from over three years proving out experience in a 3 mile circulator route operated by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA) in the core downtown area of Chattanooga. The b... View full abstract»

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  • An electric vehicle for recreational areas and local traffic

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):281 - 283
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The paper presents a lightweight vehicle, based on a frame made of metal tubes. Two novel electric disc motors are mounted directly into the front wheels and are controlled by an efficient electronic circuit that also provides an energy saving brake mode by charging the batteries with current gained through the braking process. The vehicle can transport an average family of 4 persons with a speed ... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient electric vehicle lighting using LEDs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):276 - 280
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    Electric vehicles are very energy conscience. Replacing the inefficient incandescent lights with more efficient lights, such as light emitting diodes (LED), would conserve energy and help increase the vehicle's range. Because LEDs produce light at the needed wavelength for automotive use, less energy is consumed by the lighting fixture when compared to the white light generated by incandescent bul... View full abstract»

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  • A domain analysis of Web browser architectures, languages and features

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):168 - 174
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (10)
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    The use and number of Web browsers have mushroomed. A wide variety of special purpose Web browser based applications are being developed for the Internet and Intranets. Software engineers developing these new applications need generic models that describe Web browser architectures, components, features and functionalities to better structure the software architecture of their applications. The pap... View full abstract»

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  • Electromagnetics education at the University of Central Florida

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):269 - 271
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    In this paper the development of the electromagnetics curriculum in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida is presented. The department offers a well rounded program in the electromagnetics area with extensive use of computer aided teaching and design software. Details of the various courses offered are presented and discussed. The courses include: EM fields, mi... View full abstract»

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  • The server at home model: a distance learning/research model and project implementation on the Web

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):161 - 165
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    In 1995, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) formed a research group of post graduate students to study the application of Internet/Web tools for bringing multimedia to the distance learning environment. Scigliano, Levin, and Horne (1995) reported the effort to improve interaction on the NSU distance learning network through some of these new Web tools (e.g. hypertext markup language or HTML). Facu... View full abstract»

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  • Low cost imaging solutions for quality control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):540 - 546
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    The highest barriers to widescale implementation of quality assurance computer vision systems has been cost. This is closely followed by the level of difficulty of putting a complete imaging system together. As anyone who has ever been in the position of creating a vision system knows, the various bits and pieces supplied by the many vendors are not under any type of standardization control, and m... View full abstract»

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  • System level optimization through the use of statistical simulation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):521 - 525
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    A critical issue in the optimization of systems is that of the design of the part, component or system for manufacture. The system engineering function typically finds an acceptable but theoretical design solution with little up-front attention being paid to the “real-world” effects caused by manufacturing and operational variabilities. Alternatively when system design attention is pai... View full abstract»

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  • Rule based approximate reasoning for intelligent control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):481 - 486
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    Fuzzy logic control is being increasingly applied to solve control problems in areas where system complexity, development time and cost are the major issues. In the absence of a system mathematical model, a fuzzy system model is described which is analogous to a human operator's behavior, based on approximate reasoning bound by a minimum set of rules. A set of linguistic fuzzy control rules are se... View full abstract»

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  • A methodology for the identification of fuzzy parameters to evaluate fidelity in distributed interactive simulation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):327 - 332
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    This research provides the methodology for the development of fidelity measures in interactive systems. The methodology, still very much in the developmental stages, uses the fidelity description requirement taxonomy as a starting point and applies fuzzy set theory to qualify and quantify the relationship between simulation environments and referents. A general explanation of the methodology and a... View full abstract»

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  • Development of an undergraduate electrical machines laboratory

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):265 - 268
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    An electric machinery course and its associated laboratory has been introduced to the Electronics and Computer Technology program at North Carolina A&T State University, USA. The program prepares highly trained technologists for the computer, communications and manufacturing fields. The electric machines course is required of all undergraduate students in the program and consists of two contac... View full abstract»

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  • Using audio on the Internet for training purposes

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):157 - 160
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    Nova Southeastern University has been delivering interactive distance learning courses since the mid-80s. With the World Wide Web as one of the fastest growing media for the transportation of multimedia information, the University is looking into Internet related technologies to improve the interactive distance learning environment. The purpose of this paper is to present the experience gained in ... View full abstract»

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  • A novel method for aircraft attitude estimation using magnetic field sensors and dynamic modeling

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):536 - 538
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    A novel method for computing the attitude (roll, pitch, and heading) of a typical light aircraft has been devised, based on an electronic magnetic compass system developed by the authors. The compass uses a set of three magnetic sensors, which give a stable and accurate three-axis measurement of the Earth's magnetic field vector H. This measurement has been used to solve algebraically for the magn... View full abstract»

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  • CADD softwares in engineering and technology education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):212 - 216
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    This paper deals with the use and application of computer aided drafting and design (CADD) within the curriculums of electronics technology and electrical engineering. It explains how a survey course is often used to introduce the students to a wide range of information and functions, without the intention or expectation of the students becoming electrical and/or electronic professional drafters. ... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic network modeling, simulation and performance evaluation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):516 - 520
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    Simulation tools improves the designer's understanding of the system beyond what intuition or analytical models alone can provide. We present, NAMS an automated approach for communication networks modeling, simulation, and performance evaluation to provide an easy-to-use, flexible simulation tool for rapidly constructing a variety of “complete” network models. NAMS receives the configu... View full abstract»

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  • Constructing a fuzzy controller

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):473 - 480
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    The author illustrates the structure and operation of a fuzzy-based setpoint controller. However, the presented structure is abstracted from implementation details, such as data structures and algorithms. These kinds of low level details are important, especially when incorporating fuzzy in low-cost, mass-produced products. The RLC circuit shown is used to examine an interesting control problem View full abstract»

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  • Application of neural networks and simulation modeling in manufacturing system design

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):322 - 326
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    We demonstrate how neural networks can be used in conjunction with simulation modeling for system design. This approach is used to achieve the opposite of what a simulation model can achieve: given a set of desired performance measures, the neural network outputs a suitable design to meet management goals. The methodology is presented using a real world application involving the test operation of ... View full abstract»

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  • Qualitative analysis of the impact of clock timing error and/or frequency offsets on an OFDM waveform demodulator

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):80 - 85
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    Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is a discrete multitone (DMT) waveform that is used on dispersive channels such as the subscriber twisted pair associated with asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) or with digital television terrestrial broadcasting (DTTB). Implementation is based upon the IFFT for modulation and the FFT for demodulation. Orthogonality is obtained by having th... View full abstract»

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  • Scalable bipolar transistor model including quasi-saturation effect for BiCMOS application

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):405 - 412
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    A Gummel-Poon like bipolar transistor model including effects of quasi-saturation is derived. The model includes multi-dimensional effects such as sidewall injection, emitter current crowding, and collector current spreading. A current-dependent epi-layer collector resistance is proposed to model collector conductivity modulation in quasi-saturation. The model has been compared with measurement. G... View full abstract»

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  • The UPS as a system element

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):568 - 574
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    The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) has seen its role change from a nondescript simple emergency power source to that of an intelligent system component capable of interfacing with advanced management systems on enterprise networks. There are UPS systems available with power ratings from tens to millions of VA. The authors discuss UPS applications, dynamic load testing, specifications, power mo... View full abstract»

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  • Shape codes

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):112 - 115
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    A novel combined modulation and error-control coding technique, referred to as shape coded modulation [Sodha, 1995], is further developed by enhancing the decoding algorithm. Simulation results over a range of signal-to-noise ratios show that a coding gain of 3 dB is achieved using a QPSK signal constellation View full abstract»

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  • Threshold-based congestion control in ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):45 - 48
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    In this paper, we present the simulation of a call oriented congestion avoidance technique in ATM networks for B-ISDN. This technique belongs to the category of preventive congestion avoidance techniques. To keep things simple and minimize the overhead, we do not maintain a separate threshold for different types of services. We assume that an incoming call is accepted if its resource requirement i... View full abstract»

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  • Education and the IEEE

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):263 - 264
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    The Educational Activities Board (EAB) of the IEEE provides a means for effective interaction between academia and industry. It works to promote the development of innovative curricula and programs to address the evolving needs of its members. The EAB works with the various IEEE Sections to encourage the involvement of its members with the student community and to explain the role of the engineer ... View full abstract»

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