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Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1999

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  • Seismic isolation control for a building-like structure

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):38 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Minimizing the damage to buildings from large earthquakes is very important in maintaining urban function, especially if buildings contain critical facilities. Although passive isolation systems have been used in civil structures, if earthquakes of such great magnitude occur these systems are ineffectual, an active seismic isolation system may be useful. The article discusses the design method of ... View full abstract»

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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):111 - 113
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  • Subject Index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):113 - 118
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  • On bridging the theory/practice gap

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):64 - 70
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    In a survey (Blonder et al., 1995), 27 researchers provided inputs concerning the state of research in systems and control and were asked to give their opinions on the major challenges facing the control community. Among the challenges identified was the need to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In this article the author speculates on some reasons for the existence of the gap and provid... View full abstract»

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  • The need for a systems perspective in control theory and practice

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):56 - 63
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    Control systems have had a profound impact on society as theories, techniques, and algorithms have migrated from the laboratory to thousands of products. As the control community continues to improve its solutions, ideas are being generated for a new era of applications that are fundamentally different from their predecessors. Where applications once employed control systems for greater performanc... View full abstract»

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  • Bilateral matched impedance teleoperation with application to excavator control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):29 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (26)  |  Patents (1)
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    A bilateral teleoperation controller is presented in the article. The master and slave manipulators are controlled in impedance mode, with their target impedances adjusted in a dual manner to match high or low impedance environments. The adjustment rules presented use the relative sizes of forces and velocities to simply interpolate between low and high impedance controllers. The method was justif... View full abstract»

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  • Tailoring theory to practice in tactical missile control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):49 - 55
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    The tactical missile industry makes an excellent example of the need to bridge the gap between theory and practice in control systems. Many of today's highly successful missiles employ only the most simple classical algorithms, such as variants of proportional navigation guidance and PID control. The undeniable effectiveness of these techniques has been proven many times over, and the tactical mis... View full abstract»

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  • Complex control system design and implementation using the NIST-RCS software library

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):12, 14 - 28
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    Due to demands for higher levels of automation from systems, the use of hierarchical and distributed control systems that integrate estimation, prediction, control, fault tolerance, adaptation, learning, etc., into one framework is becoming widespread. Specific applications that use complex control of this sort include robots, manufacturing and automation systems, automated highway systems (AHS), ... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of control: aerospace perspectives

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):45 - 48
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    Over the past several decades, control theorists have generated an impressive array of new techniques that span a wide variety of fields, including classical control, optimal control, adaptive control, robust control, nonlinear control, hierarchical control, and intelligent control. Concurrently, however, one of the disappointments within some segments of the control community is the perceived slo... View full abstract»

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