Issue 3 • Aug 1999
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An end-use energy model is presented for assessing policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This model evaluates the effects of imposing a carbon tax on various carbon-emitting technologies in order to reduce CO2 emissions. It also estimates the effects of a carbon tax in combination with subsidies. The problem can be formulated in terms of two-level mathematical programming. ... View full abstract»
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Engineering systems are developed through numerous modification cycles. Most of them arise from routine engineering processes such as optimization or by adopting new technologies. On occasion though, a system is modified through a qualitatively different process: a creative process. We call this type of modification a design invention. The paper presents an objective metric for the evaluation of t... View full abstract»
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The paper describes a systematic approach to design and development of software for intelligent manufacturing systems. The approach is based on a multilevel, general object oriented model of intelligent systems. Current methods and software design and development tools for intelligent manufacturing systems either stress particular components of intelligence (e.g., high level domain expertise, or l... View full abstract»
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The production problem in product design consists of determining technically feasible options and implementing collective decision making to decide which alternatives to produce. A problem with considering collective decision making in the production problem is that it may not be possible to define, a priori, a group utility function, due to the difficulty of making interpersonal comparisons of th... View full abstract»
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Fuzzy reactive control, incorporating a local target switching scheme, is applied to the automatic navigation of an intelligent mobile robot in an unknown and changing environment. Sensed-ranging signals and relative target position signals are input to the fuzzy controller. The steering angle and the velocity change are inferred to drive the mobile robot. A reactive rule base governing the robot ... View full abstract»
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The paper focuses on the use of fuzzy logic in network management, ATM congestion control, and ATM switching. The ATM network management ensures traffic agreement at the source level in order to prevent congestion situations from occurring. The paper reviews work in the area of traffic policing and introduces a scheme for improving the performance of a fuzzy policer. The ATM fuzzy switch introduce... View full abstract»
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An approach toward the automated solution of aircraft trajectory optimization problems is introduced and implemented in an interactive program called visual interactive aircraft trajectory optimization (VIATO). This MS Windows-compatible software produces minimum time trajectories to a fixed or moving target. It is easy to use by nonexperts as no previous knowledge of the methods of optimal contro... View full abstract»
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Cognitive performance and motor performance activities in multi task, high workload environments were assessed during astronaut performance in space flight and in isolation. Data was collected in microgravity on the International Microgravity Laboratory (IML) space shuttle mission (STS-42). The Canadian Astronaut Program Space Unit Life Simulation (CAPSULS) mission offered an ideal opportunity to ... View full abstract»
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The objective of resource allocation systems is to assign valuable corporate resources to meet business demands. However, in applications involving stochastic events, demands cannot be determined explicitly beforehand. For those applications, computer simulation is often used to predict resource demands. The paper describes research in developing a knowledge based simulation system to predict reso... View full abstract»
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A new application of fuzzy systems to the processing of materials is presented. The relationships between temperature, time, and the impact strength of an austempered ductile iron (ADI) part are adaptively modeled. Four fuzzy and neuro fuzzy approaches have been used to build predictive models. These are: a fuzzy based model, a backpropagation based neuro fuzzy model, a clustering based model, and... View full abstract»
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Although multilayered backpropagation neural networks (BPNNs) have demonstrated high potential in adaptive control, their long training time usually discourages their applications in industry. Moreover, when they are trained online to adapt to plant variations, the over-tuned phenomenon usually occurs. To overcome the weakness of the BPNN, we propose a neural fuzzy inference network (NFIN) suitabl... View full abstract»
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A nonlinear neuro-controller is developed for controlling the speed of brushless dc motors operating in a high performance drives environment. The control inputs and the identification parameters of the system are adjusted simultaneously in real time using a system composed of three hidden-layer dynamic neural networks while the system is in operation. The control architecture adapts and generaliz... View full abstract»
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Sustainable decision making stands for decision making which contributes to the transition to a sustainable society. It raises a number of challenging problems for which existing decision support systems (DSS) may not be equipped. The role of DSS in sustainable decision making is considered. The different models of decision making and their appropriateness in sustainable decision making are discus... View full abstract»
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The paper describes the research and development of a management support system (MSS) for total quality management (TQM). A prototype system called management support system for total quality management (MSS4TQM) is designed and developed to facilitate management or a quality team in conducting quality barrier assessment and critical factor analysis of TQM for an organization. MSS4TQM is implement... View full abstract»
Aims & Scope
Overview, tutorial and application papers concerning all areas of interest to the SMC Society: systems engineering, human factors and human machine systems, and cybernetics and computational intelligence.
Authors should submit human-machine systems papers to the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
Authors should submit systems engineering papers to the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems.
Authors should submit cybernetics papers to the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
Authors should submit social system papers to the IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.
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