Southcon/95. Conference Record

7-9 March 1995

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  • Proceedings of Southcon '95

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Microprocessor tutorial using toolbook

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):132 - 136
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In this paper, we describe an MS-Windows based interactive tutorial that provides the students in electrical/computer engineering and/or computer science programs with an easy-to-use reference and overview of a course in microprocessors and their applications. This tutorial is designed to give these students an enhanced understanding of microprocessors and their applications. This multimedia-based... View full abstract»

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  • Sophisticated battery management addresses emerging battery technologies

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 40
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    As the need to provide portable electronic equipment increases, the management of existing and emerging battery chemistries is receiving increased attention across a wide range of industries. With the surge in demand for portable computers and cellular phones, consumers are becoming more sophisticated about the various aspects of battery-powered equipment, such as the charge rate, self-discharge, ... View full abstract»

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  • Power electronics education: courses and laboratory

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):240 - 245
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    This paper presents a detailed description of the undergraduate and graduate education in the field of power electronics. Suggested power electronics undergraduate and graduate curriculum along with key course contents are presented. An outline for the simulation and hardware laboratory as a supporting facility for effective power electronics education is also addressed View full abstract»

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  • Rechargeable zinc air batteries market and technology overview

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):30 - 36
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    AER Energy Resources is an Atlanta based technology company that has developed a rechargeable zinc air battery system. The primary advantage of the AER Energy Advanced Technology Battery is that its energy density on a weight basis is three times that of nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride and lead acid batteries, and fifty percent higher than lithium ion batteries. This new battery technology ca... View full abstract»

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  • Linear quadratic distributed self tuning control of vibration in one dimensional cantilever beams

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):117 - 122
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    In this paper a new method of distributed adaptive control of vibration in one dimensional flexible cantilever beams is presented. It is based on finite element approximation from which the auto-regressive (AR) parametric representation of the beam is obtained. This representation is used to estimate the structural parameters, viz., mass, stiffness and damping coefficient of the beam. The finite d... View full abstract»

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  • Toward an integrated curriculum of systems, controls, and machinery

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):236 - 239
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    Development and the continuing trend in the global economy, increasing competition, and the information industry have changed the skill requirements of a competitive work force. Consequently, engineering students must be aware of contemporary practice in a much broader sense. Specifically, students who desire to pursue their career in the control related areas such as manufacturing and automation ... View full abstract»

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  • An optimal order structure for 2-D digital filters

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 28
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    The model approximation as well as implementation of 2D recursive separable-in-denominator (RSD) digital filters with fixed-point arithmetic are investigated. A minimum-order structure is proposed based on the optimality condition of an error criteria due to both approximation and implementation. In order to reduce the number of multiplications for an optimal order realization, a class of second-o... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and analysis of a process control system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):112 - 116
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    This paper presents the modeling and analysis of a process control system. In particular, a landfill leachate treatment control system in its functional block form is first proposed from which a mathematical model for a subcomponent (cooling chamber) of the system is then developed. The proposed model is next analyzed to verify the viability of the sub-system View full abstract»

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  • An affordable solution to real-time video compression

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):261 - 265
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (7)
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    In today's multimedia market, there are several hardware and software solutions to the transmission of video over a low bit-rate channel. The decoding part is relatively simple and inexpensive to implement. However, the encoding of full-size, high-quality video in real-time remains a complex and costly matter for the compression algorithms currently in use. A real-time digital video compression sy... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing development time and cost through effective project management

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):232 - 235
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    The more complex a development effort the more difficult it is to reduce or control the project's schedule and cost. The use of concurrent engineering in the development cycle only exacerbates the problem by increasing the number of departments and people involved at any point in the development effort. Breakdowns in the process can have devastating effects on the project schedule and double or ev... View full abstract»

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  • Accuracy considerations for FDTD field solutions

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):385 - 390
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    The finite difference time domain (FDTD) method of solving electromagnetic problems is gaining popularity. This is due to the simplicity of the technique, and to its ability to solve very complicated problems. Scattering from an infinitely long perfect electrical conductor (PEC) cylinder is studied to show how accuracy varies with field sampling point location. It is shown that accuracy varies wit... View full abstract»

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  • On balanced realizations of 2-D delta-operator formulated discrete-time systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Delta-operator based implementations can avoid the numerical ill-conditioning usually associated with the high speed shift-operator based implementations of discrete-time systems. Moreover, it provides a unified methodology for tackling both continuous- and discrete-time systems. In particular, it has been shown that, delta-operator based balanced realizations can offer superior coefficient sensit... View full abstract»

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  • Digital fault simulation and test development using JESIM

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):106 - 110
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    Too often the efforts of digital IC design verification and test are left until after the design has been completed. Sometimes these efforts are not dedicated until after the silicon has been fabricated. The cost, performance, functionality, speed and reliability of the chip are greatly impacted by the lack of proper requirement and preparation for test. This paper discusses the usefulness of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed hypermedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):190 - 195
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    There are a rich set of unresolved technical challenges for delivering multimedia information on computer architectures, but, from an information delivery perspective, there is a compelling argument that the greatest challenge is not to have existing television or stereo capability on a computer but rather to have the computer to manage video and audio data. This is a subtle shift in orientation t... View full abstract»

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  • Application of the ITU/ISO video compression standards to CCTV

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):255 - 260
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    Closed circuit television offers some interesting applications for the ITU/ISO video compression recommendations. Among those uses are public network transmission and digital storage. The main components to the paper are compression, transmission, storage, and their application to CCTV. A brief description and comparison of H.261, MPEG, and JPEG is presented. Also discussed are ISDN, plain old tel... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia implementation on Ethernet

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):205 - 209
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    The objective is to implement multimedia communications on the existing Ethernet networks. The main problem with transmission of voice and video (synchronous data) on the Ethernet protocol is that Ethernet is a packet network protocol with unpredictable delays-which makes it difficult to send data at fixed intervals. The paper presents a method to transfer voice and video over Ethernet networks wi... View full abstract»

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  • Design of distance learning presentations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):147 - 151
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    That interactive distance learning (IDL) is becoming more and more popular is a fact; but the effort required to design and present an effective IDL course is almost a “trade secret”. Like most tasks, the time and energy that one spends can vary from little to tremendous; so the aim of this paper is to outline the middle ground, and discuss the differences between traditional course an... View full abstract»

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  • A new dual-bus metropolitan area communication network

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):224 - 229
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    Describes and analyzes a new architecture for metropolitan area networks (MANs). The architecture is based on a slotted unidirectional dual bus structure and is called dual bus R-net. A master station for each bus generates transmission frames that consist of a reservation slot and various information slots. The information slots are reserved by stations using the reservation slot before they can ... View full abstract»

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  • Accuracy of MOM calculations for scattering from simple objects

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):380 - 384
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    Summarizes a study of applications of massively parallel high performance computing to analysis of electromagnetic scattering from a number of targets. Specifically, the paper focuses on the use of advanced numerical techniques and massively parallel computing in implementation of the method of moments (MOM) to numerical solution of integral equation electromagnetic scattering formulations. The go... View full abstract»

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  • An identification algorithm for the 2-D separable-in-denominator filter

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):12 - 17
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    Subspace algorithms that rely on robust numerical linear algebra are becoming increasingly important in areas such as array processing, mobile telephones, system identification, etc. The class of linear subspace system identification algorithms has already been shown to be successful for industrial as well as environmental applications. These subspace identification algorithms use input/output dat... View full abstract»

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  • Negative feedback control design for a PWM-buck converter

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):60 - 67
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    This paper uses a conventional pulse width modulator (PWM) control method to design a negative feedback controller for the PWM-buck converter. The main objective in using the conventional control is to design a stable compensator in the closed loop to provide stability and improve the performance for the power supply for the parameter variations, load changes, and the equivalent series resistance ... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging artificial intelligence methodologies in uncertainty analysis and modeling

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):409 - 415
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    This paper presents an introductory overview of various methods used in representing and solving uncertainty problems. The emerging methods help us to capture both the subjective judgment and incomplete information and data in decision analysis under uncertainty. The type of method to be used for a problem depends on the situation. Although, the emerging methods appear to address uncertainty very ... View full abstract»

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  • Square spiral microstrip antennas: analysis for different sizes and substrate parameters using a personal computer

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):362 - 367
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    It is demonstrated that the design of a square spiral microstrip antenna can be specified with only 4 parameters. Some details of a method of moments analysis technique are presented. Two test cases are presented to compare the performance of square spiral microstrip antennas of different winding densities. Either design could be advantageous depending upon the application. Finally, it is shown th... View full abstract»

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  • Electrathon vehicle design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):309 - 314
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    Electrathon rallies are multi-vehicle competitions in which aerodynamic, lightweight electric vehicles meeting specific design and safety rules are raced. The objective is to travel the furthest distance in one hour on a limited charge, supplied by deep cycle marine type lead-acid battery packs. The rallies, open to any individual, club or educational institution, have been a popular sport in Grea... View full abstract»

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