By Topic

Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1998

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 6 of 6
  • Low-bandwidth multimedia tools for Web-based lecture publishing

    Page(s): 156 - 162
    Save to Project icon | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (1398 KB)  

    Some multimedia tools are described, which have been developed for recording audio-graphic presentation material for publication in an HTML reference environment, i.e. "on the Web". The tools comprise two Macintosh applications and two Netscape plug-ins. The presentation model, which is used as a basis for the recorded lectures, closely follows the model of delivery used in a lecture theatre itself. The presenter arrives with a set of pre-prepared slides and has a device for displaying those slides and a means for annotating them with hand-drawn text and diagrams. In addition, the voice is used to reinforce the slides and animations presented. The applications, the technology used to provide low-bandwidth streaming and the likely applications are described. One of those applications, the recording of university lectures, has been evaluated in a trial of the prototype for the tools presented. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Wiring harness design: can a computer help?

    Page(s): 163 - 168
    Save to Project icon | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (1864 KB)  

    Raychem and ADE (Analysis & Design Engineering Ltd.) have developed a computer-aided wiring harness design system to help engineers select the most suitable parts and undertake many of the necessary analysis operations. This article describes some key features of the wiring harness design process and a little of the background on how the system was developed. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Lifestyle monitoring-technology for supported independence

    Page(s): 169 - 174
    Save to Project icon | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (1563 KB)  

    Demand for community care services continues to increase due to demographic changes and rising expectations of quality of life. New technology may be able to enhance the range of current care services while also increasing efficiency and reducing the operating costs of those agencies providing the care. This would assist human carers to deliver care to where it is most required and at the most appropriate time, thereby supporting the independence of vulnerable people living in the community. This article describes a telecare system, based on lifestyle monitoring, which has been developed as part of a research project between BT and Anchor Trust. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • STEP based data exchange with legacy systems

    Page(s): 175 - 183
    Save to Project icon | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (3372 KB)  

    There is in general a mismatch between the product data held in existing company systems and the data required for STEP-based data exchange. An architectural model is developed with a view to identifying the problems caused by this mismatch, and a possible solution to the problems is described. The article focuses on the major components of the architecture, important features being the use of rules to control exchanges, and the integration of engineering data management to ensure that the correct data is exchanged. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Designing secure intranets

    Page(s): 185 - 192
    Save to Project icon | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (1242 KB)  

    There is no doubt that a secure intranet can be built now with existing technology, and that such an intranet could be replicated and scaled throughout an organisation to provide a set of managed information services. The principal security issues are in the policy and procedural areas, rather than in technological ones. They centre on the policies for and architectures of secure information management and sharing, the architectures of security domain structures, policies for and operations of directories of names and addresses, and appropriate domain name system configurations, policies and operations of security auditing, cryptographic management and security incident management. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Soft computing techniques for the control of walking robots

    Page(s): 193 - 200
    Save to Project icon | Click to expandQuick Abstract | PDF file iconPDF (3236 KB)  

    An overview is given of some soft computing techniques which have been applied to several walking robots developed at the University of Catania. The first robot described is ROBINSPEC (ROBot for INSPECtion), a robot designed to solve inspection problems in industrial plants with particular application to petrochemical storage tanks. The second project concerns PLIF (Piezo Light Intelligent Flea), a walking micro-robot moved by piezoelectric legs with peculiar features that make it suitable for micro-machining applications and for the study of the collective behaviour of colonies of robots. The two projects have been executed concurrently and independently, adopting two different soft computing approaches. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

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

Full Aims & Scope