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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1996

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  • A hypermedia maintenance information system

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 121 - 128
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    The article discusses the use of Microcosm, an open hypermedia system developed by the University of Southampton's Multimedia Research Group for Pirelli Cables building wire factory at Aberdare, South Wales. An open hypermedia system allows a single multimedia resource base to be used for a range of applications, and permits the users to have access to the stored information in a structured manner. The use of this technology is now widely accepted in education, yet it has not been fully exploited within manufacturing industry for applications such as maintenance, fault diagnostics and operator training. The development of the application is discussed, together with guidelines for the authoring of future systems. With the integration of Microcosm with knowledge based systems for fault finding and network technology communication to remote databases, the concept of industrial strength hypermedia can be realised. View full abstract»

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  • PC's, the bandwidth revolution and engineering curricula

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 129 - 135
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    On a world scale, although nonuniformly, influences such as more intense involvement by industry/business in education and training, increased computer facilities, the accelerating rate of production of software and miscellaneous "packaged knowledge", and the impact of rapidly developing ether- and telecommunications facilities are all promoting changes in university activities; since the roles and economic viabilities of universities have also come under scrutiny, a prompt reconsideration of conventional practices is now timely. These include the existing lecturer professor/learning symbiosis, more rapid acceptance of the communication facilities now available, reconsideration of what hitherto has been accepted as "interaction" between teacher and taught student, and consequential reappraisal of curricula content and modes of delivery. Electrical/electronics-based education clearly has special responsibilities in these regards: firstly, the bandwidth and data rate revolutions, both historically and currently, underlie the advances in equipment and systems provision now available, and secondly the subject matter of electrical engineering and electronics offers creative opportunities for curricula innovation. View full abstract»

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  • SEMSPLC guidelines for the development of safe PLC application software

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 141 - 143
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    Guidelines developed by the SEMSPLC project, a DTI/EPSRC sponsored project, are being published by the IEE. The SEMSPLC guidelines provide industry with a software engineering method which is suitable for use in the development of safety related PLC application software and is a PLC specific implementation of IEC 1508. View full abstract»

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  • Control of a copper laser using neural networks

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 145 - 152
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    Urenco (Capenhurst) Ltd., has been running high-power copper lasers for several years owing to an interest in selective photo-ionisation for commercial enrichment. The main advantages of these lasers as pump sources for this process are their efficiency at high power and their high pulse repetition frequency. However, certain load discharge conditions have been found to greatly reduce the lifetimes of expensive laser modulator components and therefore increase the running costs and downtime of the lasers. This article describes the use of multiple coupled neural networks which, trained by humans with the required experience, are first able to identify load conditions likely to result in a reduction in the lifetime of the modulator components and then alter the load conditions to minimise the stress placed on the modulator. View full abstract»

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  • The ever-changing face of integrated microprocessors-an evolutionary story

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 153 - 160
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    Since the invention of the microprocessor, computer-based systems that control and help us in our daily lives have proliferated. This trend is set to continue in an ever increasing way. This article looks at the architectural development of these control systems and introduces some of the latest integrated microprocessor products. View full abstract»

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  • Programming industrial control systems using IEC 1131-3

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Why do so few computer people join professional bodies?

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Genetic algorithms in engineering systems: innovations and applications

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Advanced robostics and intelligent machines

    Publication Year: 1996
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Aims & Scope

Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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