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Proceedings IEEE SoutheastCon 2002 (Cat. No.02CH37283)

5-7 April 2002

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  • Proceedings IEEE SoutheastCon 2002 (Cat. No.02CH37283)

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):481 - 482
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  • Design and implementation of a robot power supply system

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):418 - 421
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Mobile robots often rely on a battery system as their main source of power. These systems typically produce a single voltage level, yet the robot subsystems may require a variety of voltage levels. Thus, a robot power supply must be designed to provide the subsystems with all of the necessary voltage and power demands. Student design work has progressed on a multifunctional robot project at Elizab... View full abstract»

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  • Development of software for mobile robot control over a radio frequency communications link

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):414 - 417
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    In the spring of 2001, work began on a mobile robot for an advanced computer engineering class. One of the key parts to the success of this robot would be the ability to control it from a computer terminal. In order to make this feasible, the computer would communicate to the robot through a wireless connection. The robot's on-board computer would perform any computations needed, so the robot woul... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in optical switching and networking: past, present, and future

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):405 - 413
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    In this paper a survey of optical networks and switching is presented. It starts with a discussion of the development of telecommunication industry, tracing the great shift from asynchronous, to synchronous (SONET), to optical networks. It also presents the main drivers that led to today's high-speed networks. Some of the main technologies of optical networks such as wavelength division multiplexe... View full abstract»

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  • Time-bounded algorithm for two-player games

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):312 - 316
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    We present a time-bounded algorithm for two-player games, which generates partial game trees in accordance with the theme that when comparing the values of several alternative moves, the criterion should depend not only on their apparent scores but also on the amount of time already expended in their examination. We show that such an algorithm admits an interpretation as a generalized minmax searc... View full abstract»

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  • Heterogeneous control and transport topologies in optical networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):400 - 404
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    In emerging optical network solutions such as those employing GMPLS (generalized multiprotocol label switching) control planes it is proposed that the control plane and the transport plane operate in separate physical networks. This separation allows for transport plane light-paths that are electrically terminated only at edge devices. As such, interior switches are totally independent of the prot... View full abstract»

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  • Web based interactive education and learning scheme (WBIEL)

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):142 - 146
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    With information technology ever growing, there has been an upsurge in the higher level technical and engineering education. In addition, several companies continuously upgrade their hardware and software products and the associated engineers, programmers, and scientists need to be retrained on a regular basis. This leads to an ever growing requirement for a continuous education and learning schem... View full abstract»

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  • Identification and control of a flexible rotor supported on active magnetic bearings

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):273 - 278
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    The focus of this paper is the development and demonstration of adaptive control algorithms for active magnetic bearings (AMBs) that account for uncertainties associated with flexible vibration modes. The flexible rotor and electromechanical actuators were designed and verified using finite element analysis (FEA). The reduced-order adaptation algorithm is attractive for flexible rotor systems as i... View full abstract»

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  • An investigation into distributed base station design for LMDS systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):162 - 165
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    This paper investigates the design characteristics and architecture needed for an LMDS base station design that could support distributed sectors; that is, a base station located at one building with at least one sector that is located at another, nearby building. The motivation for such a design would be to place the transceiver assets at the most favorable location in a congested metropolitan ar... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of multithreading in concurrent programs

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):7 - 9
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Concurrent programming may allow the programmer to create fast responsive systems without the cost overhead of full parallelism. One method of achieving concurrency is to use multiple threads of execution in a single address space. By declaring many threads within the confines of a single process, a programmer can achieve potential parallelism at low overhead. Can concurrent implementation always ... View full abstract»

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  • Improving the genetic algorithm performance in aerial spray deposition management

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):306 - 311
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    Determining the parameter value settings to use as input to AGDISP (aerial spray simulation model) in order to produce a desired spray material deposition is considered an instance of the parametric design problem. SAGA (spray advisor using genetic algorithm) was developed to solve this problem. In this paper, we describe several approaches to improve the performance of SAGA. First, we replace the... View full abstract»

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  • A nine-position, electrostatic micro-stage

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):396 - 399
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    This paper presents a design and simulation results for a nine-position micro-stage that can be utilized, for example, as a multi-position mirror, a wobble motor, or a multi-throw switch. Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology has been chosen for the design to provide the small size and low cost required for the above applications. To reduce prototyping costs, the proposed design is fo... View full abstract»

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  • Using feed forward neural networks to model the effect of precipitation on the water levels of the Northeast Cape Fear river

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):338 - 342
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    The impact of major flooding events in the United States points to a need to discover an effective method of forecasting changes in river flow which could lead to area flooding. Proper modeling of rainfall and runoff is important, but first-principles modeling is difficult and not plastic. Neural networks provide a data-driven modeling tool capable of capturing the relationship between rainfall an... View full abstract»

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  • Internet collaboration: TWiki

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):137 - 141
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    This research paper covers TWiki, a Wiki clone, as a collaboration tool for the development of educational papers and technical projects. The need to conduct business and research in a collaborative manner will increase as a result of the downturn of the economy and a desire to reduce travel due to the events on September 11, 2001. The time has come to use Internet mechanisms to supplement face-to... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of the Silicon Track Card (STC) as a system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC)

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):108 - 112
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    The current paper details implementation of the Silicon Track Card (STC) card using a programmable logic device (PLD) for the DZERO (D0) upgrade currently underway at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, Illinois. This project is a collaboration between researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University-Florida S... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time adaptive control of active magnetic bearings using linear parameter varying models

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):268 - 272
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    Active magnetic bearings (AMBs) are electromechanical devices that provide noncontacting support of rotors, eliminating friction and other problems associated with typical mechanical bearings. However, these systems are highly nonlinear, inherently unstable, and have dynamic complications associated with flexible vibration modes and gyroscopic effects. Designing stabilizing, robust, real-time cont... View full abstract»

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  • IP header compression in the SGSN

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):158 - 161
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    This paper discusses how protocol header compression schemes can be implemented in the Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) as part of the GSM recommendations. We briefly describe details of the two compression algorithms currently selected for implementation by the recommendations committee, followed by an explanation of how these schemes can be implemented in the SGSN View full abstract»

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  • The Paraguin compiler - message-passing code generation using SUIF [Stanford University Intermediate Format]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Introduces the Paraguin project at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The goal of the project is to build an open-source message-passing parallelizing compiler for distributed-memory computer systems. We discuss the progress we have made in developing this compiler as well as mention the parts that have not yet been developed. It is our intent that, by providing an open-source compile... View full abstract»

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  • STP: an aerial spray treatment planning system

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):300 - 305
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    The Spray Treatment Planner is an intelligent decision support system for productivity and efficiency evaluation in an aerial spray treatment project. It can be used as a tool to plan the schedule for spraying pesticides aerially. STP schedules the spraying operation of selected blocks from selected airports using single or multiple aircraft(s). The scheduling is done to maximize the spray efficie... View full abstract»

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  • A real time DSP-based ringing detection and advanced warning system

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):391 - 395
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    This paper focuses on the development of a real-time DSP-based system that will assist a patient that suffers from epileptic attacks that are specifically triggered by seizure inducing (SI) stimuli consisting of loud and sudden sounds from telephone ringing and pagers. It has been observed, however, that if the patient is forewarned of the impending occurrence of these sounds he is able to prepare... View full abstract»

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  • Progress towards recognizing and classifying beautiful music with computers - MIDI-encoded music and the Zipf-Mandelbrot law

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):52 - 57
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    We discuss the application of the Zipf-Mandelbrot law on musical pieces encoded in MIDI. Our hypothesis is that this will allow us to computationally identify and emphasize aesthetic aspects of music. We have identified an initial set of attributes (metrics) of music pieces on which to apply the Zipf-Mandelbrot law. These metrics include pitch of musical events, duration of musical events, the com... View full abstract»

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  • Secure multimedia activity with redundant schemes

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):333 - 337
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    The authors have investigated secure multimedia information transfers and maintained a redundant scheme in order to validate the information being exchanged. Also the migration from the MPEG2 standard to the MPEG4 (MPEG: Motion Picture Expert Group) plays an important role in the bandwidth utilization and security. These issues are taken into consideration during the investigations, in addition to... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges educators face in delivering computer instructions in "equipped" educational institutions in Jamaica

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):131 - 136
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    The challenges teachers face in delivering computer instructions in equipped educational institutions in Jamaica are wide and varying. These range from micro individual student problems to macro problems that relate to policy issues for computer related aspects of the curriculum in schools. The usual barrier of not having appropriate facilities and equipment was removed in a number of institutions... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping the effect of a circuit impedance on the common-mode excitation of electromagnetic interference

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):104 - 107
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    The control of electromagnetic radiation from electronic products in order to comply with the various governmental standards regulating electromagnetic interference around the world is a challenging part of the product design process. A principal reason is the relative difficulty of accurately modeling the way the common-mode portion of the radiation is produced. In Jerse (1999) a common-mode impe... View full abstract»

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